Okay, so that's what I didn't need.

There I am, nicely plotting along my fic idea for Nano. It's a good idea especially formulated to make it as easy as possible to hit 50,000.

When along comes the first inklings of an original plot idea. With scenes and everything.

It's fifteen days to Nano, what's this all about? Who's been spiking the bunnies feed? What the onhfosdnfodsnfs! do I do now!

The fic idea will work, give me something to polish up and post. Will be easier to keep the flow of writing up, thus hitting 50,000 that bit easier.


Do the original idea, as it is not something I'd do at any other time of the year. But it'll be harder to keep going when inspiration is lacking, however if I do hit 50,000 the satisfaction will be that bit more.

I wouldn't have minded a fortnight ago, I'd have had the opportunity to play around with the idea that bit more.

Well, who knows, Nano's meant to be a challenge.

Question is. How big of a one do I make it?


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Better News Than a Payrise

After six weeks of it being broken.

The lift at work is now working! :o)

// Note to any management types who happen to stumble across this, the post title is OBVIOUSLY not a serious statement! ;o)

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MEETINGS - The Practical Alternative to Work

Are You Lonely?

Don’t like working on your own?
Hate making decisions?

Then call a MEETING!

You can…

SEE people!
DRAW flowcharts!
FEEL important!
FORM subcommittees!
IMPRESS your colleagues!
MAKE meaningless recommendations!



The Practical Alternative to Work.

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horseguards parade

Well, I’m more than a little knackered tired. Got up early yesterday to catch the train down to London, to meet up with Katieay, M, Lucas, and AntoniaEast. :)

Where did we meet up? Where else but Platform 9 3/4!

Lucas and I became immediate friends, and as a good friend should, I tried to draw him away from the dark side. :)

Lunch was followed by a few hours relaxing and chatting in St James Park, and then Ice-Cream in Leicester Square, where I also purchased a half-price ticket to go see Blood Brothers, as I was staying overnight (because of the way the train tickets were priced, it was only slightly more to stay the night and travel back today - well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!)

Talking of which, when they said it was front row they weren’t kidding, my legs were up against the stage! As as ever (I’ve seen versions of it three times now) it was a fantastic show, the ending is just heart-breaking.

Then came the train journey home and I managed to get 700 words or down for my hpgw-ficafest entry.

All in all a successful and enjoyable - if tiring - weekend. :D

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Drabble Challenge

Okay I’m taking up OhGinnyFan’s drabble challenge, as I could probably do with stretching my fic writing skills before diving into my hpgw_ficafest.

So, for the first 10 to respond, I offer a 100 word drabble. I plan for all of these to be 100 words. No more. No less. If something strikes me, I may re-work it later into a regular fic.

Must be canon requests through DH. Missing Moments, post DH, etc. It can be any canon pairing or no pairing. I will try to accomodate all requests that I’m given.

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Harry Potter and the Green Flame Review

Don’t these people look at dates…

A review I’ve just received for my 2005 story, The Baby.

Never write these again. They’re terrible, and what the heck, you’re changing J.K. Rowling’s story…Harry, Ron, Ginny, and Hermionie dueling Voldemort in the Chamber of Secrets?! ARe you retarded! GOD! And to that idiotic girl who almost didn’t realize it was J.K. Rowling, you are a moron, and the rest of you that enjoyed it have absolutely no taste. Harry and Ginny got married and had three kids named James, Albus, and Lily, and never had a baby or pretended to have one. Rowling has a totally different and much better writing style. I’ll never visit this sorry site again.

And my reply…

Oooh! Get you!

First off, why would I want to write them again, I’m rather proud of them, thank you!

And speaking of morons… I think you’ll find that this story was written way back on 2005 (check out the dates on the earliest reviews) long before the wonderful Deathly Hallows was published. And as such the facts you so eloquently listed, were at that time only known by JKR. This was only a fanfiction story. It may be an idea, by-the-way, for you to look the definition of fanfiction up (wikipedia is a good place to start), its reason d’etre, is funnily enough, not to be canon, but to interpret, continue or indeed change storylines that may or may not exist in the original.

Oh and are you suggesting Harry and Ginny adopted their kids? Now there’s an idea for a fic!

Am I bad for enjoying myself?

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