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13 October 2016 @ 02:20 pm
The first day of my fall break has seen this weird, grey lingering mist; the sun hasn’t shone once today, about 7 loads of laundry (yes, it was dire), and a completed submission for the hp_halloween Fest.
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07 October 2016 @ 08:16 pm
As a teacher, I've received my fair share of gifts from students. Teacher appreciation week, Christmas, it's always the usual stuff. The mugs, the quirky pencils and pens, the stationary, all of which I have kept since I started my career, but today I think I was given something that meant more to me than anything I've ever been gifted.
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01 October 2016 @ 07:48 pm
I've seen multiple posts for thehp_halloween fest this evening, and I'm tempted but....I've not signed up for a fest since 2014. O_o
200 words is totally doable, a solid hour of work if I make myself sit down and concentrate, right?

The Husband says I should go for it, considering I talk about writing more now that I feel more like my old self. And with LJ so quiet these days,  I desperately miss the sense of comradery that drew me into this little slice of the fandom in the first place.

I’ve been in a writing slump the last few months after I went slightly crazy my anxiety took a sharp upward swing, so maybe biting the bullet and giving it a go will help get the gears going. 200 words. Maybe I can do that.

Edit: Well, I did it. Here's hoping it's fun for all.
24 June 2014 @ 07:47 pm
This has the potential, they just need the funds to make it so.

Here is the link to donate if you are so inclined. 
16 December 2013 @ 08:34 pm

Oh my goodness! teddyradiator, you are simply fantastic! I couldn't be happier with the gifts from our mutual “friend.” It is something I’ll cherish for a very long time indeed! They are so stinking cute, and they're already on the tree!


Disposition: thankfulthankful
09 December 2013 @ 03:03 pm

I only just found this today. For a fan-made video it is surprisingly good, and adds some perspective on the Dumbledore/Grindelwald feud. I just thought I'd share for those interested.

I have pretty much been absent from the LiveJournal scene for the last month. I cannot believe it is already December!  It has been busy between Thanksgiving and preparing for Christmas, but I've finally managed to pull the tree from storage. We decided to forgo the traditional ornaments we always use and do something a little bit differently.

I thought you lot would appreciate this especially....

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01 November 2013 @ 07:21 pm
For those of you who have participated in the previous rounds of NaNoWriMo, where did you get the nifty little word counters for your LiveJournal pages? I remember some of you saying your counters reset for the 2013 round in previous posts, but I can't seem to find where to get my own little word counter.

This being my first round and all, I'm a wee bit overwhelmed with my daily target goal. I'm a wee bit overwhelmed by the prospect of it all, really.
02 October 2013 @ 08:58 pm

Resonare Mortis and The Tie That Binds have been nominated for the fall/winter 2013 round of the hpfanficfanpoll awards!

To whom ever nominated the fics for Best Drama-Angst, thank you so very much! You have no idea how excited/petrified/happy I am (In my haste to celebrate I almost threw the laptop across the room!) Resonare Mortis was truly a labour of love, and The Tie That Binds was a blast to write. I feel ridiculously honored to be featured alongside so many talented writers. Again, I thank you to the moon and back!

21 July 2013 @ 06:48 pm

Your result for The Remarkably Thorough Harry Potter Character Test...

Severus Snape

"The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible."

You are Severus Snape, the Potions Master and eventual Headmaster of Hogwarts. Professor Snape is cold, calm, and calculating. He prefers to roam the world alone and unloved, for the only woman he ever loved married another. His bitterness stems from Lily’s rejection, and the fact that he couldn’t save her from Voldemort adds to his endless grief. Not to mention she married his worst enemy - talk about a slap in the face! As a spy, he is the ultimate dark protagonist, much like Batman or Beatrix Kiddo. It is impossible to deduce what he is feeling or thinking because he rarely ever reacts to situations. You are similar to Snape in the sense that you are both angry individuals. You tend to hide from people rather than embrace them in friendship, and you do not tolerate being talked down to or belittled. What people don’t know, however, is that you are merely wearing a mask. The hard shell that surrounds you is there only to cover the anguish you feel on a day-to-day basis. Secretly, you are a lover, but the pain of life has condemned you to a cynical perspective. I suggest that you take a long hard look at what's really bothering you, and do whatever you can to heal yourself. Whether that means taking a vacation, going skydiving, playing video games, calling up some friends to go see a movie, it's up to you. Do what makes you happy, and don't let the world get you down!

In short, you are more:

Cautious than impulsive

Mature than immature

Arrogant than modest

Normal than weird

Introverted than extroverted

Your polar opposites are Fred and George Weasley.

Take The Remarkably Thorough Harry Potter Character Test at HelloQuizzy