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Birthday Wish List

Hermione Granger, Severus Snape
So, it was my birthday recently and I couldn't help but think of a "Wish List" of SSHG fics I would LOVE to see updated and finished.  Yes, I know I sorely need to update TKWIHD, so I'm not really one to talk...  And, I refuse to email and chase up authors so I feel 'safe' to post my request here on LJ.  Maybe someone else will commisserate with me over abandoned fics and whatnot.

But, on a happy side note my NVQ / Diploma Level 2 is currently sitting at 41% with an assignment now 2 days overdue and my time limit is March to complete my course.  So, hopefully my time will free up soon (fingers crossed).

On with the wish list (in a somewhat prioritised order, though I'll take what I can get):
's Bound to Happen Again*** and Vain Wisdom All and False Philosophy  (though I think I'd lean more towards Bound to Happen Again.  I want to see the backstory and she left it on such a cliffhanger!!!)

juno_magic's Book of the Dead (so, so, so want to see this finished and how it ends!)

devsgma's In Search of a Life (So, so good and can't see how it goes with the two of them living so close to one another!)

Azrael's Selling Snape (the funniest story and I sooo wish it gets updated and finished!)

Name changes per site: Hooligans  (Sooo funny!  But fear possibly abandoned??)

LadyTuesday's Tying Knots (so, so want an update, but believe this is now abandoned) and Baby Mine

KittyPerry's Dark Veela (I know it was updated recently and she's doing course work, but one can wish.)

Atuliel's The Seven Year Wait - It seemed like it was nearly finished and then stopped updating. She has an update listed as upcoming for 7/4/2010 on the snangerdanger proboard, but it never came.  :( 

doomspark's Catspaws (The cats are out of their bags on this one, but I so hope it finds it's direction again.)

lady_rhian's The Tenant of Lyonesse Hall  (just fab and can't wait to see how how Hermione finds out and see their relationship develop!)

neelix_2000's CSI: Hogwarts

echolynn4's The Antidote

linlawless's WIPs on the snangerdanger proboard.  They looked so promising!

hannah_1888's The Diary of a Somebody (the too funny sequel to The Diary of a Nobody).  I know it gets updated, but I would so love to read more!

DistinctVagueness's Ficticious

Shug aka sshg316's Between the Sand and Stone

Swerley's And Kiss Like Native Things

sevibaby's Birthright

tealeaf523's Carpe Diem, part 2

Those are the big ones that I can think of, though there are undoubtably more that I would wish to see updated.  A few of my eagerly anticipated fics, seem to be updated rather frequently, so I didn't bother mentioning them.  ;)

Real Life gets in the way...

Hermione Granger, Severus Snape
Sorry for complete lack of updates or new fics.

Lately things have been quite hectic.  I'm doing a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care via Dementia pathway.  Hooray for career advancement / pay rise.  Boo extra work.  :P  c'est la vie.

On another note, we've finally sold the house - and found another to buy!  So it's one mad rush (constantly) for me at the moment.  And, life will hopefully settle down a bit once we get into May (yeah right).  The seller of the house we're buying wants to complete within a month and our buyer says they'll go to whatever pace we need.  So, it's all in the hands of the solicitors now (and all the calls and paperwork that I'm left to do - thanks DH.)  :D

So, if there aren't any updates for a while...  That's just about the reason why. 

Like I've said before TKWIHD will be finished - eventually. 

Good to know

Hermione Granger, Severus Snape

You are Strength

Courage, strength, fortitude. Power not arrested in the act of judgement, but passing on to further action, sometimes obstinacy.

This is a card of courage and energy. It represents both the Lion's hot, roaring energy, and the Maiden's steadfast will. The innocent Maiden is unafraid, undaunted, and indomitable. In some cards she opens the lion's mouth, in others she shuts it. Either way, she proves that inner strength is more powerful than raw physical strength. That forces can be controlled and used to score a victory is very close to the message of the Chariot, which might be why, in some decks, it is Justice that is card 8 instead of Strength. With strength you can control not only the situation, but yourself. It is a card about anger and impulse management, about creative answers, leadership and maintaining one's personal honor. It can also stand for a steadfast friend.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


Happy Pancake Day!

Hermione Granger, Severus Snape
I've been sorely lacking in even touching my stories of late.  I just can't seem to find the time.  I love catching up on all the lovely stories, but as soon as I sit down to read I fall asleep (much to DH's annoyance) in front of the computer.  :P  Either that, or I think, Oh, I'll sit down and update tonight, only to be working.  Grr.  I've been super busy picking up extra shifts at work, the kids in general (DS is going to be two on Sunday!), and trying to sell our house as we have SO outgrown this one (we're in the process of switching Estate Agents).  I haven't given up on TKWIHD and I know what direction I want to go with it, it's just me giving myself the time (and staying awake) to write it.  I also have a couple other story ideas that I want to get off the ground or complete before publishing, so keep your eyes open; more is coming - eventually.

On another note.  I've started re-reading The Immortals series by Tamora Pierce (she's one of my favourite Authoresses).  I haven't read any of the Tortall books for a good couple of years, so it's taken me a while to remember that Daine and Numair bear strikingly similar to Hermione and Severus.  For some reason, I got it into my head that Tamor Pierce was against Fan Fiction, so never sought it out for her books.  Now, she's recently stated that she doesn't mind it as long as nobody else is trying to profit off of it.  So, dear reader, do you know of any Daine and Numair fanfic archives (besides weeding through

Writer's Block: Shaken, Not Stirred

Hermione Granger, Severus Snape
Who is the best James Bond?
Timothy Dalton, hands down. He had the gritty edge before Daniel Craig, but still maintained some of the jokiness associated with Bond.  The way they've done the films with Daniel Craig the jokiness is sorely lacking.

If it weren't Timothy Dalton it would definitely be Roger Moore.  The man could crack the jokes oh so well in his films.


Hermione Granger, Severus Snape

I've FiNALLY gotten round to completing Chapter 22, Reflection of TKWIHD!  I've posted it, unbeta'd on  It's under 500 words, but I think it helps get the mindset right for the chapters to come.

On a side note:
Does anyone have any spare time to donate to beta work for me?  I recently had someone offer to re-beta Saffron for me so I can post it on Ashwinder (it's been rejected with too many errors) and TPP, but they've never gotten back to me and I'm approaching the head of the queue on TPP (finally), after nearly a month.  It's mainly for grammar and punctuation clean up, though I may keep you and use you for more work.  (batting eyelashes)  Pretty please!

SSHG Exchange 2011 - complete

Hermione Granger, Severus Snape
My lovely, lovely gift was Outback from natasnape. It features Hermione living in Australia, while being watched by Snape on a regular basis.  Great little mystery fic with quite the amusing open ending.  (I know I'm being cheeky, but sequel please??)

I can now reveal my gift in the exchange was Saffron for fizzabella1110.  It's a food pron fic and was featured in last week's Food Porn Part 2 quiz on quiz_sshg.
Yes, TKWIHD will be finished and a new chapter should be up in the next week or so.  Been trying to juggle RL and my fic world back under control.  Between having been on holiday back to visit my family in the states, work, DH & DD's birthdays within days of each other my head's been all over the place.  (I can't believe my daughter's four!  She'll be in 'Big School' next fall!)  Not to mention we're still trying to sell our house.  We have a viewing this Saturday, so fingers crossed we'll get an offer before Christmas so we have something to look forward to in the new year!

And now, the grand lead up to Christmas - 16 sleeps to Christmas!  Have I started my Xmas shopping yet?  Um, not really.  Crap.


Aug. 13th, 2011

Hermione Granger, Severus Snape

Your result for The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz]...


45% Ravenclaw, 50% Hufflepuff, 54% Slytherin and 51% Gryffindor!

Or perhaps in Slytherin

You'll make your real friends,

Those cunning folks use any means

To achieve their ends.

Slytherin's cardinal traits are ambition, cunning and determination. Like the Gryffindor House, Slytherins are emotionally volatile. In contrast, however, Slytherins are much less dominant and assertive, and less extraverted in general. Rather than expressing these emotions outwardly, Slytherins direct them inward or act in a passive aggressive manner. Both Gryffindor and Slytherin are much more driven to succeed than the other two houses: Gryffindor out of pride and Slytherin out of ambition.

Slytherins are also much more pragmatic than the other houses and more adept at manipulating people. A key trait would be a low level of agreeableness: Slytherins are more pessimistic, more distrustful than most, and more likely to attribute negative motivations to people. So although Slytherins experience a wide range of emotions, due to their distrustful views of people and skeptical worldview, they are less expressive and more likely to appear cold or distant unless provoked.

A Slytherin's ambitious nature comes out in different ways depending on what is important to the individual person. It could lead them to try to achieve top marks (if intellect and schooling is important to them) but it could also be directed at social settings or towards athletic endeavors.

Take The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz] at HelloQuizzy

Hermione Granger, Severus Snape
I was recently contacted by Narciss on requesting to translate my story to Polish. So, without further ado, here is the link to With Pregnancy Comes Children (in Polish).