my name is death and the end is near
taking all you bastards to the ground with me
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THE UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL FRIENDING MEMORANDIUM. Or something along those lines. It's four in the morning, cut me some slack.


The Book of Seren.



27.

Chaotic Good. My religion does not have a name. Third Culture Kid, former brat and DoDDs attendee. (Falcons FTW.) Single. PFLAG, because it's kind of ridiculous that I can get married anywhere I live and my best friend can't. Kind of big on the equality thing- but it works both ways. Childhood infatuation with the Marine Corps that hasn't entirely faded.

Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion. The Chronicles of Narnia. Freak the Mighty. The Little Prince. Harry Potter. Bones. CSI: Miami. Naruto. Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. The Watchmen. Alice in Wonderland, straight Through the Looking Glass. Anything Edgar Allan Poe. Sin City. ANYTHING Kurt Vonnegut. Gears of War ♥; Cole Train is king. Bioshock. Fallout 3, because post-apocalyptic DC isn't too far from modern day DC, it's just that the hookers are more subtle. I don't really watch movies. In fact, I barely watch television as it is. SPASTIC FANDOM LOVE, HOORAY! My new hobby is watching gun porn on Supernatural. You can have the Winchesters, I'll take the shotguns and the colt. UNF.


Also: Fuck your political party. The labels are stupid and it's all about power; liberal and republican, communist, socialist, wtfever. I am proud member of People Who Think You're Stupid And Wish For Pay Caps And Falcon Punches For Senators.


History, all of it. Kings and Queens and Wars, oh my! Sarmatia and Sparta, Italy and Wales, France and Korea, Mongolia and Libya. And everything else indeed. Swords and knives; tactical warfare piques my interest and explosions make my day. Chess. . Stars. The desert. The ocean. The air. Did I mention explosions? Silence. Guitar? Guitar!


Loving v. Virginia: Proof that good people can change the world. Next up?


Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don’t think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the “wrong kind of person” for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people’s religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people’s civil rights.

I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.


- Mildred Loving, 12 June 2007

I love music. Lots of it. I don't care for the elitist bullshit side of it, if it's good, I like it. (I still hate Katy Perry. But only 'cause her music sucks.)


Imperatrix of Doiona- but only in my own head. Lots of invisible friends.

I am not invincible, just mildly indestructible.



Also, shortitude. :) I love her, and so should you.

(Pst. Part of my family? Remind me, bitches!)

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Fic @ mausolea_fics.


Herein begins the journey of the Fool.





The following is a list of things that I don't particularly give a shit about, in regards as to whether you want to be my friend or not: your religion, your sexuality (or lack thereof, in certain cases, so long as you're not into hurting kids), your OTP (I have around twelve- willing to share and not all that picky), your taste in music, your political party, your philosophical beliefs, how many piercings and tattoos you do or don't have, what colour your hair is, what country you live in, whether or not you like your professors, your favourite television show, your favourite movie, how much you drink and smoke, if you still sleep with stuffed animals (I do), and so on and so forth. Cool? Cool.

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Writer ppl pls lolstringcheese. Fanfiction and original fiction alike.


Can you all do me a favour?


You know those writer's sheets floating about, the character ones? I want to do something like that (for myself, and my characters). So I need questions. This isn't some huge internets project that I plan on spreading far and wide. But the vast majority of my flist are writers of some sort, or else avid readers, but more importantly, you're all people whose opinion I respect and trust.

So anything. Anything you'd ask a character- or even a real person- about themselves if you wanted to get to know them better. Hair colour, eye colour, super powers, phobias, fears, etc etc. Anything and everything- no question is stupid or detail too little. And I'm making this an open post, so if you have friends who like to do this thing- tell them too.


Please? Pretty please?


Thanks!

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this poll is open, and I would appreciate it if some of you took the time to post a link in your journals so I can see a fair amount of answers.

Poll #960733 the ground was cold;
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 37

Finish the sentence: So much more than this, there is ____.

Do you believe in nations who use religion as the frame for their gov't/constitution? (I.E. Saudi Arabia's gov't is based off of Shari'a, basic Islamic Law, and their constitution is the Koran/Qua'ran)

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Yes- I believe that every nation/state should goven itself according to the will of the people
4 (10.8%)
Yes- but only if they allow political, personal, and religious freedom of expression to everyone, majority and minority
10 (27.0%)
I'm not sure, to be honest.
3 (8.1%)
In theory, yes, but in real-life practise, no.
5 (13.5%)
No political system or gov't should be framed entirely from religious sources
15 (40.5%)

Do you consider the United States of America to be a Judeo-Christian country/society?

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Yes
20 (54.1%)
No
6 (16.2%)
I'm not familiar/knowledgable enough to give a rational answer
11 (29.7%)

What country do you currently have legal status in, and what political party (if any) do you support?

Do you believe in intelligent Extraterrestrial life?

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Absolutely
11 (29.7%)
I strongly believe in the possibility, but I'd need concrete proof to be completely sure
19 (51.4%)
I believe there might be, but I need more information to come to a conclusion
4 (10.8%)
I really don't think so
2 (5.4%)
Absolutely not
1 (2.7%)

Do you believe in ghosts?

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Yes!
16 (43.2%)
I think that the concept of them is possible, but I've never come across one, so I can't be sure
13 (35.1%)
Eh, maybe.
3 (8.1%)
No, that's illogical- when people die, they die, and that's all.
2 (5.4%)
No, for religious reasons.
1 (2.7%)
Yes, for religious reasons.
0 (0.0%)
No opinion
1 (2.7%)
Other
1 (2.7%)

Do you believe in demons/evil spirits? Angels?

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Yes, there's a lot of weird/evil and/or good shit in the world.
21 (56.8%)
Yes- they are a part of my religion
5 (13.5%)
I'm not sure
9 (24.3%)
No, that's irrational to believe that supernatural beings can be conjured up to harm others
2 (5.4%)
No, they don't exist in my religion.
0 (0.0%)

Do you believe in kismet/destiny/fate?

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Yes- things happen in the way that they are meant to happen.
3 (8.1%)
Yes, to a degree- I believe that certain events will always happen one way or another, but not everything is set in stone
14 (37.8%)
Yes, to a degree- I believe that certain things are MEANT to happen and probably WILL happen, but it's not for certain
12 (32.4%)
No- I believe firmly and only in free will in humanity. What happens to us and what happens to the world is of our making and ours alone
4 (10.8%)
You know, I'm not sure.
4 (10.8%)

A word or phrase you consider beautiful:

Tell me something interesting about yourself?

Your favourite colour?

What is a miracle?

Word association: Taxi

Opinion on sex education in school:

Do you believe in mind over matter (that the power and force of your will can overcome the physical limitations of your body/life?) I.E. The power of prayer to overcome disease, or people who take placebos but believe they're taking a real medication and feel the effects?

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Yes, absolutely- human determination and willpower is an amazing tool we barely tap into
16 (43.2%)
It's an interesting concept, and one that bear merit into being looked at more closely
13 (35.1%)
I suppose anything is possible
6 (16.2%)
Maybe, but probably not
2 (5.4%)
No
0 (0.0%)

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Today's nightly poll comes at noon, because I wanted to get it out of the way, bitches. Post is open to everyone- bring your friends!

Poll #920021 and just like the movies~
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 16

Five video games that you'd like to see made into a movie (use comments if there isn't enough room)

Five books that you'd like to see made into a movie (use comments if there isn't enough room)

Five plays that you'd like to see made into a movie (use comments if there isn't enough room)

Out of the five, which is the best epic movie?

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy
14 (87.5%)
Eragon
0 (0.0%)
The X-Men series
0 (0.0%)
The Star Wars movies
1 (6.2%)
None of the above, GTFO
1 (6.2%)

Best movie villian?

Best movie hero?

The movies you like that no-one else has ever heard of:

The movies you like that everyone else seems to hate:

Favourite movie soundtrack?

Best lines from a movie:

How often do you watch movies? (at home)

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Every day
1 (6.2%)
A few times a week
4 (25.0%)
Maybe once a week or so
4 (25.0%)
Maybe once or twice a month
6 (37.5%)
Rarely/Never
1 (6.2%)

How often do you go out to the movies?

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Every day
0 (0.0%)
A few times a week
0 (0.0%)
Maybe once a week or so
1 (6.2%)
Maybe once or twice a month
7 (43.8%)
Rarely/Never
8 (50.0%)

Movies you're looking forward to in 2007:

Preferred types of movies:

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Epic fantasies (LOTR)
0 (0.0%)
Epic (non-fantasy) war (Saving Private Ryan)
0 (0.0%)
Comedy (You, Me, and Dupree)
0 (0.0%)
Dramedy (Eternal Sunshine)
0 (0.0%)
Romantic Comedy (Along Came Polly)
0 (0.0%)
Romance/Chick-Flick (The Lake House)
0 (0.0%)
Action/Adventure (Mr and Mrs Smith, Independence Day, Die Hard)
0 (0.0%)
Horror/Gore (Hostel, Saw)
1 (6.2%)
Psychological/Suspense (Jacob's Ladder)
0 (0.0%)
Kids (Disney)
0 (0.0%)
Supernatural (The Skeleton Key, Ring)
0 (0.0%)
Indie/Art-house films
0 (0.0%)
Foreign Films
0 (0.0%)
General Fantasy (Harry Potter)
0 (0.0%)
Other
0 (0.0%)

Suggestions for the next poll?



Comments are open for bitching about movies. Poll idea can be blamed on James, who got my hopes up when he said there was talk about a God of War movie.

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1. How far back can you trace your family tree?
According to my dad, he can trace back some parts of our family to the Norman Conquest of England. I don't know about that, though. As for my mother's side, Koreans are pretty good about keeping track, but it's something like Korean transliterated in Chinese, so good luck with that.

2. What is the most interesting (or strange) thing you've heard about one of your relatives?
Apparently, someone turned down dinner with Richard Nixon because they couldn't find a baby-sitter. Other than that... we're peasant farmers and soldiers. Pretty banal shit.

3. How do you feel about legacy names like John Henry Smith IV or naming children after other relatives?
Well, there's a tradition with boys with a specific middle name that I intend to continue, so why not? I don't see the fuss.

4. Would you consider yourself and/or your family to be traditional?
My parents are to a degree (mother is a housewife, father works, they don't believe in divorce) but other than that, not really- unless you consider abstaining from pre-martial sex traditional. Am I? Not on your life.

5. What is one tradition you have passed on to your children and/or plan to pass on to them?
Um, martial arts and fine arts training (music or visual arts). Other than that, it depends on whether I end up with any grandaughters.
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Harry Potter is kung-fu fighting?

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Holiday Wishlist:

Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

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This post is open for anyone and everyone to see. Tell your friends to come over and post their lists too!
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Completely rewriting the post, as th original wasn't as coherent.

Okay, so this is how it works. More or less for my own edification (and so when people ask me, I have one place to point them to), I'm trying to gather as many links to as many different fanfiction archives as I humanly can. Every and any fandom, RPF/RPS included. So if everyone who stumbles across this would be so kind, could you leave some links?

What I'm looking for as an archive:

[+] Basically, any site that has a dedicated section for fanfiction. It can be anything from a huge, general fanfiction site (like fanfiction.net or ficwad.com) to a sub-board on a miniscule forum, so long as the section is dedicated to fanfiction. Any genre, pairing, sexual specifics (slash, het, femmeslash, age, etc) and so on are accepted, so long as it is for fanfiction. RPF/RPS is accepted.
[+] A livejournal/deadjournal/any sort of blog community (not writing journal) that is dedicated to fanfiction, i.e. books_freckles for Hermione/Weasley pairings and ouran_het, for Ouran High School Host Club het fics. As before, it can be fanfiction in general, or somehow specified.
[+] A newsgroup like Yahoo!groups that is dedicated to posting fanfiction.

What I'm not looking for:
[+] No personal archives, please.
[+] Any archive that a person has no intention to share with the public.
[+] Rec-lists. Usergroups that only rec fics don't count.


This post is open for anyone who wants to show up. If you plan on leaving links, I would appreciate it if you at least marked what fandom it was in. Any other extras (like particulars about pairings) is also appreciated, but not neccesary. And please just leave the plain link (so, http://www.fanfiction.net instead of FF.net. And yes, please leave links, not just names of sites.

Any questions/comments/etc can be mailed to our_innocence@livejournal.com

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Yep, it's drabble/fic request time.

Normal rules apply:

01.. Pick from one of the following fandoms: Bleach manga, D. Gray-Man manga, Harry Potter books, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (to the Slippery Slope, I'm behind on the series) or the movie, Ouran High School Host Club anime, X-Men movie verse, Sin City graphic novels, Battle Royale manga, Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass books, or an original drabble of some sort. This, you need to be specific on.
02.. I do not write: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Harry/Draco, Ichigo/Orihime (I tried once... I'm not good at capturing their dynamic), Matsumoto/Gin, twincest, strong squicks.
03.. I am not promising I'm going to be able to write your drabble or fic. I'll try, but sometimes I just fail at coming up with a decent plot. I promise to try.
04.. Please specify if there's something you DON'T want in your story. Use the comments if needed.

Poll #844470 Oh yes, it's that time again.
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Give me a character, characters, or pairing.

Give me a prompt of some sort. A picture, a song or song lyric, a quote, a word, whatever.

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So, help Seren out?

I'm trying to decide next week's pairing for allbleachedup. We've already had:


Ichigo/Renji

Orihime/Hitsuguya

Renji/Rukia

And I don't want to do Ichigo/Orihime yet, which is the only one that floats to mind. So, suggest a pairing you'd like to write/see written?


Poll #813034 Suggest a Bleach pairing
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Suggest a pairing for allbleachedup, please:



Feel free to suggest a few. Oh, and the entry is public, so if you know anyone who'd like to add their two cents, feel free to throw them over here.

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The entire 'Harry Potter and Bleach' collide chat contained therein. Warning: There be crackiness. You have been warned.

And Yumichika and Ikkaku are the Hogwarts dropouts who smoke nettles in the bathrooms and try to pick up unsuspecting Hufflepuff girls.Collapse )

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After a discussion with dystopic.

Attn: Fandoms of every size, shape, and degree of stupidity;

There seems to have been a memo sent out to certain members of fandom. This memo, in fact, states that fandom is very important business.

Dear, dear, fandomers, you are wrong.

The internet is not for you to declare that your ship, compromised of two or more fictional characters, is right and others are wrong.

The internet is not for you to threaten people.


The internet is not here to help you boost your emotastic sense of self-esteem by forcing other people to like what you like.

The internet is not for forming lynch mobs to harrass other fandom members.

THE INTERNET IS FOR PORN AND ILLEGAL MUSIC DOWNLOADS.

Keep the drama between you and the people living in your head. If you don't have any, get some. I've got, like, 20 people and it's quite nice.

The internet =/= serious business.

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The Current List of fics, with the fandoms Harry Potter, Bleach, X-Men, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Frank Miller's Sin City. There are... a lot of stories. So there. * blows raspberries *

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So, yes.

The comm we're currently pimping is 3rd_hallway, a sixth year, primarily femmeslash HP fanfiction. It's my last day here, and I'm really depressed. I've had a good time. :)

Yes, I glomped Kwen, but really, I was just trying to cop a feel. She has Orihime breasts. Seriously. They're like * makes weird hand motions *

* shifty eyes * Anyways. Sarah-chan, I got your text message, but I can't respond to texts right now. heidi08, thanks for being so patient with me, and I'm sorry if I screwed anything up. It was nice meeting you. And your kid = the cute. Even when she's trying to eat the microphone. >_>

In other news, being the strong-willed, independent woman I am, kirabutler easily railroaded me into going to Phoenix Rising. Anyone else going? inell? penyn_1800? Help a girl out!

To everyone I missed, I was being crabby anyways, so you didn't miss much. kirabutler, unperfectwolf, and shortitude, you are all really fun. I hope all the other cons I go to are this fun.


- Seren

PS- Pablo Malfoy you love.

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So, this is kirabutler, unperfectwolf, shortitude and me. The community is theowlposts; come join the crack. And we're really not drunk. Honest.


Enjoy!

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Tonight's poll is public, FYI.

Poll #720145 Video games and computers
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 39

What was the first game you ever played?

What is the worse game you've ever played?

What game consoles do you play/own?

What are your preferred consoles?

What game consoles do you hate?

Do you even know what a Commodore 64 is? NO CHEATING!!1

Have you seen a machinima like Red vs Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles?

The Nintendo Revolution is now going to be called the Wii (pronounced we):

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WUT
5 (13.5%)
WTF is the Revolution?
4 (10.8%)
Nintendo still exists?
4 (10.8%)
I'm so glad others share my pain. *headdesk*
2 (5.4%)
Why not just call it the moron?*
10 (27.0%)
I like to play with my wii ^_^
1 (2.7%)
You can play with my wii anytime!
1 (2.7%)

What's your favourite game to play when you're bored (video game)?:

What browser(s) do you use?

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Internet Explorer or other Trident-based browser other than Netscape
8 (20.5%)
Netscape
0 (0.0%)
Mozilla Firefox or other Gecko-based browser
9 (23.1%)
Flock, Madfox, or other Mozilla-based browser
0 (0.0%)
Apple Safari or other KHTML/Webkit-based browser
1 (2.6%)
Opera
0 (0.0%)
A text-based browser such as Lynx or w3m
0 (0.0%)
Mobile Browser
0 (0.0%)
Other
2 (5.1%)

What instant messenging progs do you use on a regular basis? (if you use a client that combines several different messengers into one, please pick that specific prog or the other option)

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AOL Instant Messenger
10 (25.6%)
MSN Messenger
4 (10.3%)
Yahoo! Messenger
1 (2.6%)
ICQ
0 (0.0%)
Jabber
0 (0.0%)
Skype
0 (0.0%)
QQ
0 (0.0%)
Trillian
2 (5.1%)
Gadu-Gadu
0 (0.0%)
Only use browser forms of aim, yim, etc, such as Meebo or aim express
0 (0.0%)
Other
1 (2.6%)

What's your homepage set up to be?

What sites do you frequent (non-forum)?

What forums do you frequent?

Do you have an online journal other than the one you're using to answer this quiz with? Where? How many?



My apologies for the lack of earth-shattering questions tonight; my brother called and we discussed a schoolmate we knew and how she died (Kim- C.'s death seems to have two different reports; what you told me, and a car crash. Info?) So I'm not in the best state of mind. Still, that's only one person I knew who died this year. If I get lucky, she'll stay the only person I knew who died this year.

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From Latin to French; Latin, miraculum, french, mirari to wonder.

Noun

miracle (plural miracles)

1. a wonderful event occurring in the physical world which has no explanation and is therefore given supernatural meaning
* Many religious beliefs are based on miracles.
2. a quality that is wonderful, or surpasses the expectations of the physical world.
* Superman, the comic book character, was a miracle worker.

-From Wiktionary

So tell me about your miracles, the little things that blew by everyone else, or the big things that changed your life. Tell me about the little magical things you've seen in day to day life that made you smile, made you laugh, made you wonder about how things work. Or tell me about the things that stopped you dead in your tracks. Something you heard, even if you were the only one who heard it or got it, something from the corner of your eye.



Post is public. Anonymous screening is off. I really want to see what people have to say.
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I've never looked into the mirror and thought I was beautiful. I've had days where I've looked at my reflection and thought, 'hey, not bad!', but I don't look in the mirror and see a load of pretty. I usually see under-eye circles and dark rusty hair, funny looking lips and my hat. Sometimes I get confused by my own reflection, mainly because I can't decide what colour my eyes are, since they're fairly opaque looking. Kind of greenish muddy water. But, at least I know what I look like, right?

So what are the things that make us beautiful?

My mother is a beautiful woman. She's small and thin and she has a really big smile, bigger than mine. She can be a horrible woman, and she can be a protective, warm, and loving woman. But what makes her beautiful? What makes anyone beautiful?

We talk about the glow of an expectant mother. To her, life might be miserable at the moment, because of morning sickness and swollen ankles, but they do have that glow, most of them. It's strange because it's not a physical glow, but the way they smile and hold their stomachs, like they found something wonderful. Instinctive protectiveness and a sort of love that defies vomiting and waddling when you walk. I only vaguely remember my mother getting pregnant, so I don't know if she had that glow. My cognizant memory begins a little while before splintered_soul was born, and I was an emotional mess around the time my mother began to show with Matt, because my great-grandmother had died and we were preparing to move to Korea. Well, maybe not an emotional mess, but there were changes in my perception, and my mother's pregnancy wasn't an issue in my life. I was aware that another child was being born, but that's all I really remember. I don't know if I got really excited and tried to listen to the baby. And my mother was ill for most of that pregnancy, as my dad told me.

Is it because we fall in love with someone? Not just romantic love, but with our children, our friends, our parents, with open fields and busy city streets, a random stranger who catches our eye or the coffee-person who always remembers to bring you two sugars.

Does our beauty lie with how we laugh? I have an annoying laugh. I have an annoying voice, because I sound like I have something stuck in the back of my throat. Is it our voice in general, the way we speak, the way we think? I don't have an especially beautiful mind. It gets rather violent at times, actually. It's the yin-yang thing a lot of people have; there's light and dark, and grey, mished and mashed in the psyche. People say that I have a beautiful way of speaking, with my word choice, but then, it's not hard to figure out how to tug a person's heartstrings. Certain consonants, certain vowels, pitching your voice just so.


Are we beautiful because we do good deeds? Give money to charity?

Is it the way we move?

Because I'm a klutz. Ballerinas have an inherent beauty in their styles; you can see it in the way they walk. There's grace and fluidity.

There's a certain type of walk I like to see, although I see it less and less amoungst my peers. It's the type of walk where you know that the person could break into a dance at any moment. They could break into a rain dance or paparuda, do the funky chicken, fox-trot, or just pick a partner and glide around the room as if nothing could possibly deter them. I don't dance in front of people- I have no grace- but I think I could. I learnt a bit of ballroom dancing when I was younger, mostly just how to not fall over the hem of my skirt if it was long. But dancing alone, I can do. By myself, with the music. Corny as shit, but seriously- if you're bothered by reading this, why are you here? I'm corny. I still think I can save the world by myself. There's something to be said for childishness. I like people who still think that one act can save the world, even if it's as small as giving a stranger a few cents to pay for their candy bar.

So maybe we're beautiful for all the ways we inadverntly change the world. Maybe we are when we smile at the forlorn looking stranger, or when we give up our seat on the bus when someone needs it, or we make someone laugh when they're having a bad day. Maybe it is our words and the stupid things we say to cheer someone up. Maybe we will change the world, and push the wheels of the universe with our tiny little hands, and see the dirt and the grime and flip it the bird and keep doing what we're doing, because damn it, no amount of stupidity in people and dark times is going to stop us from doing what we need to do. Maybe our beauty doesn't stem from our good deeds, or the fact we're in love, but because we have the capacity to do good deeds and the capacity to love.

Maybe we're beautiful because everything we do is a small flutter of breath in the world, but it builds and grows into the pleasant summer breeze that cools us down, or into the gale that knocks down decay. Maybe I'm beautiful because when I'm down on my hands and knees and begging for mercy, I still think, somewhere in the back of my mind, that there's something wonderful around the next corner, and I just need to hold on until then. Maybe you're beautiful because you're sitting there, reading this, and disagreeing with me, because hell, I'm probably wrong about this.

Maybe beauty is persistence in everything we do. In dancing, laughing, ignoring, crying, feeling, everything. I think this song is beautiful, and for some odd reason, it makes me feel pretty. Maybe because it makes me want to dance.


So, I still don't know why I'm beautiful, but I know you're beautiful, for all your bumps and dirty little secrets, your private shame and little nicks. If everything is music, well, I guess that includes the skeletons in our closet as the bass section.

fix your feet::: confused strangely peaceful
lock your jaw::: ES Posthumus- Nara

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Poll #678543 Fandom questions, part four- actual fandom stuff. some of it.
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 28

What archives are you on?

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The Dark Arts at Fiction Alley
0 (0.0%)
Astronomy Tower at Fiction Alley
0 (0.0%)
Riddikulus at Fiction Alley
0 (0.0%)
Schnoogle at Fiction Aleey
0 (0.0%)
Harry Potter Fanfiction
0 (0.0%)
Mugglenet Fanfiction
0 (0.0%)
Fanfiction.net
3 (11.1%)
Adultfanfiction.net
0 (0.0%)
Restrictedsection.org
0 (0.0%)
Any of the Sycophant Hex fanfiction sites: Lumos, Ashwinder, The Burrow, Eros and Sappo, etc
0 (0.0%)
Wizard Tales
0 (0.0%)
My own archive, NOT livejournal or other blog
0 (0.0%)
My own archive, on livejournal or otther blog
1 (3.7%)
Other
1 (3.7%)

I am archived on a(n): (types of sites)

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General archive for HP fanfiction, such as MNFF, HPFF, or the Quidditch Pitch
5 (20.0%)
General archives for different fandoms, such as fanfiction.net or Ficwad
2 (8.0%)
Romance archive, all pairings, such as Astronomy Tower
0 (0.0%)
Romance archive, a few specific pairings, such as Portkey, It's Always the Quiet Ones
1 (4.0%)
Romance Archive, specific pairing, such as Ashwinder (SS/HG) or A Different Kind of Love (VK/HG)
1 (4.0%)
Romance Archive, specific types of pairings, such as slash-only, Snape pairings, Hermione/anyone
0 (0.0%)
Character specific archive, such as Wolfsbane
0 (0.0%)
Characters specific archive, such as The Burrow (weasleys) or one dedicated to a particular group, like Death Eaters
0 (0.0%)
Genre specific archive, such as Restriction Section (adult only), The Dark Arts (drama, angst, darkfic, general)
0 (0.0%)
Time period specific archive, such as one dedicated to Historical fics
0 (0.0%)
Other (please specifiy)
0 (0.0%)

I also/only post my fanfiction to:

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My personal livejournal/other blog
4 (16.7%)
A Yahoo!Usergroup
0 (0.0%)
Communities on livejournal/other blog
1 (4.2%)
MSN usergroups
0 (0.0%)
I maintain a separate livejournal/other blog community
0 (0.0%)
I maintan a separate livejournal/other blog specifically for fanfiction
0 (0.0%)
Your mom
2 (8.3%)
Other, please comment
1 (4.2%)

I review:

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Rarely
0 (0.0%)
Certain authors
0 (0.0%)
Great stories
2 (7.1%)
Crapilicious stories
0 (0.0%)
Occasionally
4 (14.3%)
A lot
1 (3.6%)
Only when I have something nice to say
0 (0.0%)
Only when I feel like this person should have their internet privilages revoked
0 (0.0%)
Other
0 (0.0%)

I've read a story that:

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Made me reach for the brain bleach
0 (0.0%)
Made me cry because I was sad
0 (0.0%)
Made me cry because I was happy
0 (0.0%)
Inspired me to write
0 (0.0%)
Inspired me to take action/do something
0 (0.0%)
Made me physically ill
0 (0.0%)
Gave me nightmares
0 (0.0%)
Gave me nightmares
0 (0.0%)
Really made me think on my life
0 (0.0%)
Really made me think on my stance on things
0 (0.0%)
Really made me rethink my stance on a ship/character/situation
0 (0.0%)
Squicked me out so bad, I had to read fluff to recover
0 (0.0%)
Made me wake the house laughing
0 (0.0%)

I have been rec'd/niffled/featured

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Yes
11 (40.7%)
No
7 (25.9%)
Maybe?
7 (25.9%)
I've come to have sex with your family
0 (0.0%)

Ever been fangirled? (Gratitous God-related question)

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Yes!
12 (46.2%)
Man, screw you.
0 (0.0%)
I haven't been flamed yet...
11 (42.3%)

Do you fangirl?

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Yes!
19 (70.4%)
No, not really.
5 (18.5%)
How does one fangirl? Is that a verb?!
3 (11.1%)

Tell me who you fangirl, any part of the fandom:

I run/co-mod/own/crush under my iron grip:

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A fanfiction archive (non-livejournal/deadjournal/other blog) that has unrestricted membership
0 (0.0%)
A fanfiction archive: (non-livejournal/deadjournal/other blog) that has restricted membership
1 (4.3%)
A fanfiction archive (livejournal/deadjournal/other blog) that has unrestricted membership
0 (0.0%)
A fanfiction archive (livejournal/deadjournal/other blog) that has restricted membership
2 (8.7%)
A RPG
2 (8.7%)
A fandom newsletter/A recsletter
0 (0.0%)
People in general
3 (13.0%)
A Challenge community
0 (0.0%)
General fandom interest
0 (0.0%)
A forum board
0 (0.0%)
Other
0 (0.0%)

I subscribe to/regularly read/participate in/upload to:

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A fanfiction archive (non-livejournal/deadjournal/other blog) that has unrestricted membership
1 (3.7%)
A fanfiction archive: (non-livejournal/deadjournal/other blog) that has restricted membership
0 (0.0%)
A fanfiction archive (livejournal/deadjournal/other blog) that has unrestricted membership
2 (7.4%)
A fanfiction archive (livejournal/deadjournal/other blog) that has restricted membership
0 (0.0%)
A RPG
0 (0.0%)
A fandom newsletter/A recsletter
0 (0.0%)
A Challenge community
0 (0.0%)
General fandom interest
1 (3.7%)
Sorting community
0 (0.0%)
Nude Deatheater Quidditch Quarterly
0 (0.0%)
a forum
0 (0.0%)
Other
1 (3.7%)

If you run/belong to a restricted access community or site, why are there restrictions?

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Age restrictions to cover our butts (this is specifically for adult-oriented sites)
2 (9.5%)
You have to apply, but there's no real requirements
0 (0.0%)
We only want the best authors/artists
1 (4.8%)
We're trying to keep the stupid out
1 (4.8%)
Anyone can join, but only certain people can post. To keep the stupid out
0 (0.0%)
Only certain people should have access to it
1 (4.8%)
Because it's fun to tell people they're not good enough
0 (0.0%)

Do you write essays/meta on a regular basis?

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Yes, but only for my own personal use/to get friends opinions
3 (11.5%)
Yes, to get opinions from various, non-flist people on subjects
2 (7.7%)
I used to, but I grew out of it
4 (15.4%)
I used to, but the wank grew out of control
0 (0.0%)
No
14 (53.8%)

I have gone/am planning to go to:

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A HP specific con (Lumos, Witching Hour, Phoenix Rising)
1 (3.6%)
General conventions (Comicon, Otakon, Katsucon) where lone HP fans occasionally go
0 (0.0%)
A book release party
3 (10.7%)
A movie opening party
0 (0.0%)
Dude, I just read the books
2 (7.1%)
Meetups arranged by communities, yahoo groups, etc
1 (3.6%)
Other
0 (0.0%)
None
2 (7.1%)

I participate in:

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Fanfiction/art/icon challenges given by friends
1 (4.2%)
Fanfiction/art/icon challenges given by strangers
0 (0.0%)
Fanfiction/art/icon challenges given by fanfiction archives/fandom communities
2 (8.3%)
Fanfiction/art/icon challenges that pertain to certain ships or characters
1 (4.2%)
Essays/meta/polls/requests
2 (8.3%)

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Poll #678535 Part the third?
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 38

What male characters get Gary-Stue'd in HP fanfiction a lot?

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Harry
2 (5.4%)
Ron
1 (2.7%)
Draco
5 (13.5%)
James
1 (2.7%)
Sirius
0 (0.0%)
Where's the bathroom?
1 (2.7%)
Remus
0 (0.0%)
Tom Riddle/Voldemort
0 (0.0%)
Albus Dumbledore
0 (0.0%)
Other, please comment
0 (0.0%)

What female characters get Mary-Sue'd in fanfiction a lot?

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Hermione
2 (5.3%)
Ginny
0 (0.0%)
Ginny is already a Sue (hi, Cella)
5 (13.2%)
Lily Evans/Potter
2 (5.3%)
Pansy Parkinson
0 (0.0%)
Nymphadora Tonks
0 (0.0%)
Bellatrix Black/Lestrange
0 (0.0%)
Narcissa Black/Malfoy
0 (0.0%)
Cho Chang
1 (2.6%)
Other, please comment
0 (0.0%)

Which characters do you think many authors write badly or are generally difficult to write?

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Luna Lovegood
1 (2.7%)
Hermione Granger
0 (0.0%)
Harry Potter
0 (0.0%)
Ron Weasley
1 (2.7%)
Ginny Weasley
0 (0.0%)
Draco Malfoy
0 (0.0%)
Neville Longbottom
0 (0.0%)
Severus Snape
0 (0.0%)
The Weasley Twins
0 (0.0%)
Lucius Malfoy
1 (2.7%)
I know too many people who can't write, period
2 (5.4%)
Tom Riddle
0 (0.0%)
Lord Voldemort
0 (0.0%)
Other, please comment
0 (0.0%)

What characters do you wish people would write more about?

In the most general of senses, I like/prefer (Houses):

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Gryffindor/Slytherin
7 (18.4%)
Gryffindor/Ravenclaw
0 (0.0%)
Gryffindor/Hufflepuff
0 (0.0%)
Slytherin/Ravenclaw
2 (5.3%)
Slytherin/Hufflepuff
0 (0.0%)
Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff
0 (0.0%)
Gryffindor/Gryffindor
0 (0.0%)
Slytherin/Slytherin
1 (2.6%)
Hufflepuff/Hufflepuff
0 (0.0%)
Ravenclaw/Ravenclaw
0 (0.0%)
Hogwarts Student/Person who did not attend Hogwarts
1 (2.6%)
I really don't care
12 (31.6%)
Other, please comment
0 (0.0%)

In the most general of sense, I prefer a magical person(s) with:

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Another magical person(s)
19 (52.8%)
A squib(s)
0 (0.0%)
A Muggle(S)
0 (0.0%)
A magical being that's humanoid (veela, giant)
0 (0.0%)
A magical bipedal creature, like a house elf
0 (0.0%)
A magical, 'human'- speaking creature, like a centaur
0 (0.0%)
Other magical creature, like a dragon
0 (0.0%)
Inanimate object
0 (0.0%)
me!
3 (8.3%)
Other
0 (0.0%)

Adult/youth pairings and pairings with a significant age gap:

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I'm okay with them if the youth is close to the age of majority
2 (5.4%)
I'm okay with them if the youth is a teen
0 (0.0%)
I'm okay with it if the youth gives complete, unpressured consent or is the one who initiates the relationship
0 (0.0%)
I'm okay with it as log as it;s not sexual while they're a minor (a minor defined as 17, the age of majority in the Potterverse)
0 (0.0%)
I'm generally okay with it
1 (2.7%)
It depends on the characters
3 (8.1%)
It depends on the gender of the older character
0 (0.0%)
I don't like it
1 (2.7%)
I don't have an opinion
1 (2.7%)
Freaky dirty old man
0 (0.0%)
Hello, Mrs Robinson!
0 (0.0%)
It depends on the age gap of the characters, if they're both of the age of consent
0 (0.0%)
It depends on the characters themselves, if both are the age of consent
1 (2.7%)
Only if it's Jenna/Lucius
0 (0.0%)
Other, please comment
0 (0.0%)

Time Turner Romances are:

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Fun
1 (2.6%)
Over-rated
4 (10.5%)
Really strange
5 (13.2%)
It depends on who the characters are
1 (2.6%)
It depends on the time period the person goes back to
0 (0.0%)
Why does Hermione keep tripping down the stairs?!
6 (15.8%)
No opinion
2 (5.3%)
Other
2 (5.3%)

I like:

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Good girl/bad boy romances (ie Draco/Hermione previous to HBP, wherein Draco is not wanted for murder)
1 (2.8%)
Bad girl/good boy romances (ie Pansy and Draco)
1 (2.8%)
Order Member/Death Eater romances
1 (2.8%)
Order Member/Death Eater romances where the Order member convinces the Death Eater to come to the good side
1 (2.8%)
Order Member/Death Eater romances where the Death Eater convinces the Order member to come to the dark side (fresh baked muffins!)
0 (0.0%)
Major character/minor character
0 (0.0%)
Major character/major character
3 (8.3%)
minor character/minor character
1 (2.8%)
I like orgies in general
0 (0.0%)
Ron/Ron's hand
0 (0.0%)
Your sister
0 (0.0%)

The pairing I wish more people would write is:

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Note to flist (re: Ed); there are some sexually-based questions below. You've been warned.

This entry and the other fanficcy/fandom poll are now unlocked.

Also; in the smut category, there's both non-con and rape. Non-con is for cases where the person is drugged/unconcious/the like, rape is for when the victim is awake and coherent and physically forced or blackmailed into the act.

Poll #677820 Fandom questions, continued:
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 38

Ratings you're willing to read:

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General Audiences/G
0 (0.0%)
PG/12/12+
0 (0.0%)
Teens/PG-13/M-15
0 (0.0%)
Mature/ US R
0 (0.0%)
Adults Only/NC-17
0 (0.0%)

If you're willing to read R/Mature/Adult, do you have preferences?

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I'll read it if there's little to no sexual activity (consensual)
0 (0.0%)
I'll read it if it's not graphic in nature (like gore)
1 (2.7%)
I'll read it if there's nothing like drug use or alcohol abuse
0 (0.0%)
I'll read it if there's little to no sexual activity (non-consensual/sexual child abuse)
2 (5.4%)
Other (please comment)
2 (5.4%)
Don't care
20 (54.1%)

Smut:

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I don't read it
4 (10.5%)
I'll read certain authors
1 (2.6%)
I'll read certain pairings
3 (7.9%)
I'll only read het
0 (0.0%)
I'll only read slash
1 (2.6%)
I'll only read femmeslash
0 (0.0%)
I'll only read three or moresomes
0 (0.0%)
I'll only read (tw)incest
0 (0.0%)
It really depends on my mood
5 (13.2%)
I don't care
3 (7.9%)

I enjoy the following in smut:

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BSDM (assuming full consent)
0 (0.0%)
dubious-consent
0 (0.0%)
non-consensual
0 (0.0%)
Dom/sub relationship
0 (0.0%)
rape
0 (0.0%)
play-rape
0 (0.0%)
fantasy fullfillment of one or more of the participants
0 (0.0%)
voyerism
0 (0.0%)
first time
1 (3.4%)
hurt comfort
0 (0.0%)
outdoor sex on private property
0 (0.0%)
oral sex
0 (0.0%)
masturbation
0 (0.0%)
anal sex
0 (0.0%)
more than two participants
0 (0.0%)

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Public sex, indoors (library, bathrooms, etc)
0 (0.0%)
Public sex, outdoors
0 (0.0%)
Pregnancy sex
0 (0.0%)
play-acting (naughty student, etc)
0 (0.0%)
Older man/younger woman
0 (0.0%)
Older woman/younger man
1 (3.2%)
dirty talk
0 (0.0%)
bondage
0 (0.0%)
sex toys
0 (0.0%)
shower sex
0 (0.0%)
Polyjuice potion sex
0 (0.0%)
adultery
0 (0.0%)
rough sex
0 (0.0%)
making love
1 (3.2%)
other
1 (3.2%)

I don't enjoy/avoid like the plague, in smut:

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BSDM (assuming full consent)
0 (0.0%)
dubious-consent
0 (0.0%)
non-consensual
0 (0.0%)
Dom/sub relationship
0 (0.0%)
rape
7 (25.0%)
play-rape
1 (3.6%)
fantasy fullfillment of one or more of the participants
0 (0.0%)
voyerism
0 (0.0%)
first time
0 (0.0%)
hurt comfort
0 (0.0%)
outdoor sex on private property
0 (0.0%)
masturbation
0 (0.0%)
oral sex
0 (0.0%)
anal sex
0 (0.0%)
more than two participants
1 (3.6%)

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Public sex, indoors (library, bathrooms, etc)
0 (0.0%)
Public sex, outdoors
0 (0.0%)
Pregnancy sex
1 (4.0%)
play-acting (naughty student, etc)
2 (8.0%)
Older man/younger woman
0 (0.0%)
Older woman/younger man
0 (0.0%)
dirty talk
1 (4.0%)
bondage
0 (0.0%)
sex toys
2 (8.0%)
shower sex
0 (0.0%)
Polyjuice potion sex
1 (4.0%)
adultery
6 (24.0%)
rough sex
0 (0.0%)
making love
0 (0.0%)
other
2 (8.0%)

Do you have character preferences when reading/writing ships?

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Yes, I prefer a certain female (ie Hermione/person)
4 (10.5%)
Yes, I prefer a certain male (ie Harry/someone)
2 (5.3%)
I only read/write my OTP(s)
0 (0.0%)
Depends on my mood
11 (28.9%)
Don't particularly care
2 (5.3%)
Other (please comment)
1 (2.6%)

I prefer to write: (character ages- for the purpose of this survey, the Trio are 'kid/teens' until the end of their seventh year at Hogwarts)

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Canonically adult characters as adults
0 (0.0%)
Canonically adult characters as kids/teens
0 (0.0%)
Canonically kid/teens as kid/teens
1 (2.6%)
Canonically kid/teens as adults
0 (0.0%)
Original characters as kids/teens
0 (0.0%)
Original characters as adults
0 (0.0%)
No preference
6 (15.8%)
I don't usually/ever write about human characters
0 (0.0%)
Where are my cookies?
3 (7.9%)

I have created _____ for my fanfiction: (assuming you're writing a fanfic revolving around canon characters)

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new books
1 (2.6%)
new spells
0 (0.0%)
new major characters
0 (0.0%)
new minor characters
2 (5.3%)
names and/or histories for little-known canon characters (i.e. Blaise Zabini's parents, Edgar Bones, etc)
1 (2.6%)
new shops/stores/UK locations
0 (0.0%)
new magical devices
0 (0.0%)
new histories (ie a branch of the Order that's never been revealed)
0 (0.0%)
new groups of people
0 (0.0%)
I haven't
7 (18.4%)
Other (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

I have written and/or read (and enjoyed) the following plotlines:

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Sirius Black didn't die
0 (0.0%)
Sirius Black found a way out of the veil
2 (5.3%)
Cedric Diggory didn't die
0 (0.0%)
Harry runs away from Hogwarts (other friends may follow), not including the search for the Horcruxes
0 (0.0%)
Hermione is a pure-blood
0 (0.0%)
Non-UK student transferring to Hogwarts
1 (2.6%)
James Potter is NOT Harry's father
0 (0.0%)
Dumbledore didn't die
0 (0.0%)
Lily/Someone other than James Potter romance
1 (2.6%)
Another ball fic
0 (0.0%)
Locked in a broom closet
1 (2.6%)
Wizarding students return to Muggle life (going to Uni, getting a Muggle job,etc)
0 (0.0%)
New identity
0 (0.0%)
N/A
2 (5.3%)
Go 'head girl, go 'ead, get down!
0 (0.0%)

My (not-so) seekrit fanfiction guilty pleasures are:

I have written the following (societal taboos/hot topics):

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Child abuse, physical
0 (0.0%)
child abuse, mental/emotional
0 (0.0%)
child abuse, sexual
0 (0.0%)
severe depression
1 (4.0%)
self-injury
0 (0.0%)
severe psychological disorders (scizophrenia, borderline personality, etc)
0 (0.0%)
rape and/or rape recovery
1 (4.0%)
abortion
0 (0.0%)
miscarriage
0 (0.0%)
drug abuse, illicit substances
0 (0.0%)
drug abuse, over-the-counter/prescribed substances
0 (0.0%)
divorce
0 (0.0%)
adultery and/orthe effects of adultery
0 (0.0%)
death of a loved one, of old age
1 (4.0%)
death of a loved one, of an accident
2 (8.0%)

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death of a loved one, murder
4 (18.2%)
death of a loved one, suicide
0 (0.0%)
suicide of main character
0 (0.0%)
eating disorder
0 (0.0%)
alcoholism
0 (0.0%)
mental retardation, either at birth (down syndrome) or by injury
0 (0.0%)
Other mental neurological/neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, aspergers, or Angelman syndrome
0 (0.0%)
physically disabled, either at birthing accidents or by injury
0 (0.0%)
physically disabled due to neurological/neurodevelopmental disabilities, like ataxia or Parkinson's
0 (0.0%)
Spousal/friend abuse, physical
0 (0.0%)
Spousal/friend abuse, mental/emotional
0 (0.0%)
spousal/friend abuse, sexual
0 (0.0%)
General (re: undefined) insanity
2 (9.1%)
sexual dysfunction
0 (0.0%)
recovery from addiction
0 (0.0%)

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general emotional disturbance
14 (93.3%)
Other (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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Who knows what in the Muggle government?

ani_bester had a question regarding why Wizards even bothered telling Muggles of their existence. I ended up having a bit of a post-fest with maelwaedd, which resulted in this small essay.

Who in the Muggle government knows about their existence?

Obviously, it's got to be kept to a certain few. I'd wager that it varies from nation to nation, depending on their technological advancement, the amount of land they govern, and even their own ties to magic in their general culture.

One thing that was brought up was what happens to Muggleborns or mixed bloods who want to melt into the Muggle world? Another one that I've pondered at work was, would such a system have a plan to cover this?

Let's say, for instance, that Hermione's parents tell their co-workers that Hermione goes to a prestigious school in Scotland. Is it still called Hogwarts, or does it have another name? If there's some sort of system wherein the school's names are kept (and I really can't imagine there isn't one), how easily can you look it up?

But more importantly, who organises all this?

Obviously, the brunt of the load falls on the Muggle government, since the Wizarding World is aware of the Muggle World, but generally, it doesn't go the same for them. What would happen if, say, Mrs Wigglesworth became irrationally worried that Hermione had, in fact, been kidnapped or something, and she went to go check up on Hogwarts? Would she be able to find a false government file that states 'Hogwarts is an ultra-exclusive school in the North...' While Hermione's parents can get away with saying their daughter earned a scholarship, not every Muggleborn parent is going to have a child so sharp that that idea is easily digested.

So I wonder: is there a section for most of the major offices that has a liaison? I can imagine some poor, harried soul working for the Education department who's frantically trying to create a system equivalent to OWLS for people who want 'Muggle' report cards to show a uni, if they decided to go a Muggle uni. Does the FBI know about this? Does the NSA has a special wizarding department that takes care of small disasters? Perhaps the Wizengamot and MI-5 have semi-annual meetings? Who could possibly organise all this, and how? Or perhaps there's a separate branch that deals exclusively with Wizard-Muggle relations.

And then, there's the idea that some people are going to want to melt back into the Muggle world. Do they get school certification equivalent to a high-school diploma or GCSE, TGAU or Standard Grade? Do they have someone who deals with that? Do they have a program to re-introduce you into Muggle-life and things you may have missed?

Thoughts?

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Poll #677200 Fandom related questions, mostly fanfiction.
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 53

Fanfiction:

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I read it a lot
9 (17.0%)
I write it a lot
0 (0.0%)
I read it sometimes
5 (9.4%)
I write it sometimes
0 (0.0%)
WTF is fanfiction?
0 (0.0%)

Fanart:

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I draw it a lot
1 (1.9%)
I view it a lot
12 (23.1%)
I view it sometimes
26 (50.0%)
I draw it sometimes
1 (1.9%)
Fanart?
2 (3.8%)

I read a certain fanfiction because:

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It was recommended
1 (1.9%)
I like the pairing(s)
2 (3.8%)
I like the summary/plot
0 (0.0%)
I like the author
0 (0.0%)
I like a specific genre(s)
0 (0.0%)
PORN!
0 (0.0%)
It has my favourite character(s)
0 (0.0%)
Title caught my attention
0 (0.0%)
It's completed
0 (0.0%)

I prefer to write (length):

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drabbles
4 (8.7%)
one-shots
9 (19.6%)
a few chapters (2-5)
2 (4.3%)
many chapters (6-20)
3 (6.5%)
complete frigging epics (21+)
2 (4.3%)

I prefer to read:

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drabbles
0 (0.0%)
one-shots
1 (1.9%)
a few chapters (2-5)
0 (0.0%)
many chapters (6-20)
3 (5.8%)
complete frigging epics (21+)
5 (9.6%)

The genres I prefer to read/write:

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fluff
0 (0.0%)
general romance
1 (1.9%)
romantic comedy
0 (0.0%)
darkfic of the gory type
0 (0.0%)
darkfic of the psychological screwing type
0 (0.0%)
romance noir (dark romances)
0 (0.0%)
post-apocalyptic (Voldemort wins)
0 (0.0%)
General darkfic
0 (0.0%)
angst
0 (0.0%)
romangst
0 (0.0%)
Action/Adventure
0 (0.0%)
Alternative Reality/Alternate Universe/Alternate History
0 (0.0%)
Comedy Noir
0 (0.0%)
Crackfic
0 (0.0%)
Crossovers
0 (0.0%)

Genres (continued from above)

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flangst
0 (0.0%)
deathfic
0 (0.0%)
DEfic
0 (0.0%)
Smut/porn
1 (2.0%)
Erotica
0 (0.0%)
Genfics
1 (2.0%)
Founderfics
0 (0.0%)
Hopefic/Lightfic
0 (0.0%)
Friendship fic
0 (0.0%)
Hurt/Comfort
1 (2.0%)
Last Battle
1 (2.0%)
monologues
0 (0.0%)
Love/Hate
0 (0.0%)
Missing Scene
0 (0.0%)
Marauder Era
0 (0.0%)

Genres (continued from above)

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Next Generation
0 (0.0%)
Post-Hogwarts
16 (42.1%)
Historical (post-founder, pre-Maruader)
4 (10.5%)
Songfics/Poemfics
1 (2.6%)
Other (please comment)
1 (2.6%)

Types of pairings you support:

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het only
6 (11.5%)
slash only
1 (1.9%)
femmeslash only
0 (0.0%)
three or moresomes
0 (0.0%)
incest
0 (0.0%)
don't support any
1 (1.9%)
support a mix
16 (30.8%)
I like hot dogs
1 (1.9%)
masturbation! (self-love fics)
0 (0.0%)
don't particularly care
8 (15.4%)

Tell me the pairings you like?

Do you have an OTP?

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Yes, and it's canon
11 (20.8%)
Yes, and it's fanon
14 (26.4%)
I have several, thereby defeating the purpose of the term 'OTP'
18 (34.0%)
No, I don't care
7 (13.2%)
No, I don't ship
3 (5.7%)

What makes you click the back button?

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explicit sexuality
0 (0.0%)
BSDM
0 (0.0%)
rapefics
0 (0.0%)
adultery
0 (0.0%)
I HATE transfer students
0 (0.0%)
Certain characters having the lead
0 (0.0%)
character bashing
0 (0.0%)
certain genres
0 (0.0%)
incompletion
0 (0.0%)
certain pairings
0 (0.0%)
Lots of grammar/spelling errors
0 (0.0%)
cliche plot
0 (0.0%)
drug/alcohol abuse
0 (0.0%)
gratitous gore or sex
0 (0.0%)
other
0 (0.0%)

How many fics have you written?

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zero, zilch, nada
6 (11.5%)
1-10
26 (50.0%)
11-20
8 (15.4%)
21-30
4 (7.7%)
31-40
3 (5.8%)
41-50
0 (0.0%)
51+
5 (9.6%)

Statistically, most of my fics are:

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one-shots
26 (53.1%)
drabbles
3 (6.1%)
short chapters (2-5)
3 (6.1%)
many chapters (6-20)
6 (12.2%)
I'm trying to re-write War and Peace
2 (4.1%)
none take majority
6 (12.2%)
Who writes fanfiction?
3 (6.1%)

How many archives are you on?

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zero
16 (31.4%)
1-5
29 (56.9%)
6-10
4 (7.8%)
11-15
1 (2.0%)
16+
1 (2.0%)


I had no idea that livejournal had a limit on polls. That's so odd.

So now the question is: Release this for public consumption?

And just take the damned thing.
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7spells HP Fanfiction Challenge
Author: our_innocence
Character/Pairing: Cedric/Hermione
1. the ballroom at midnight
2. did you see what I did?
3. five shades of white
4. dragon tears
5. draw the line in the sand
6. candle in the window
7. the only adventure
Progress: 0/7



*sigh*

Well, there's no such thing as enough Cedric/Hermione fics.
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