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!
Shug aka sshg316's Between the Sand and Stone
Swerley's And Kiss Like Native Things
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. ;)
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.
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.
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 FF.net)?
If it weren't Timothy Dalton it would definitely be Roger Moore. The man could crack the jokes oh so well in his films.
I've FiNALLY gotten round to completing Chapter 22, Reflection of TKWIHD! I've posted it, unbeta'd on ff.net. 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!
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- Current Music:Down by the Sally Gardens by Roisin O'Reilly
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.
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Your result for The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz]...
45% Ravenclaw, 50% Hufflepuff, 54% Slytherin and 51% Gryffindor!
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.
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