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The truth may be out there, but the lies are in your head.

Chapter 3 has been up for a bit...
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deianaera
Chapter 3 of A Wish For Severus Snape is up at Petulant Poetess.  It's been up for a week or so.  My silly self forgot to post about.

Go. Read. Constructive criticism is love.
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Chapter 2 is up
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deianaera
Chapter 2 of A Wish For Severus Snape is up at Petulant Poetess.

Go. Read. Offer concrit, please.

Which reminds me, I am going to begin searching for a long-term beta. I have several fics in the pipe and on the drawing board, from one-shot to novella in length, in a variety of genres and pairings. And, as my posting experience at Petulant Poetess has taught me, I desperately need a beta who knows commas.

Anyone have any advice on where to start the hunt?
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On Writing Fucked Up Shit
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deianaera
Or, A Father's Love retrospective.

Horror Fest reveals are done and I can claim my fic:

Title: A Father's Love
Rating: M
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Ron Weasley, Rose Weasley, Hermione Granger
Word count: ~7500
Warnings: *incent, non-con, child abuse, gaslighting*
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Summary: Ron's love for his daughter transcends death.
A/N: I don't usually write dark!fic and I managed to creep myself out while writing this, so I'm hoping that's a good sign.  Much love to the mods and to Shan, who stepped up to beta this for me.  amorette, thank you for an interesting prompt.  Readers, enjoy.

And before you get click happy, READ THE WARNINGS.

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Boundaries are for wusses
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deianaera
I promised when I came back to fandom I would push my boundaries and I think I've done just that.

First things, the first chapter of my first foray into SS\HG, A Wish For Severus Snape, is up at Petulant Poetess.  I am very excited - I've never written romance before and I think this is a solid first effort.  If fluffy romance is to your taste, head on over and enjoy.

Next, Horror Fest has finished posting and the reveals are set for Monday.  If you haven't peeked at any of the fics yet, please do.  I was impressed by the quality of the fic on offer and, frankly, humbled to be in such skilled company.  After the reveal, I'll link to my fic and, maybe, talk about the writing of it.

Finally, I am slowly posting my old fics on AO3.  You can find me as deianaera.  Eventually, everything should be up there.

Cheers!
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You can find me...
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deianaera
Since I am participating in hp_darkarts Horror Fest, I've got an account at AO3 as deianaera.  I've decided to start moving the fics I've written - pre-hiatus and post-hiatus - to there, so they'll be consolidated in a single location.

Feel free to visit. 
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Chance Encounters (HP, Gen, G)
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deianaera
For some reason, harry_lover88, your love for Romilda crossed my mind and this little bit came to me.  I hope you enjoy.

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Horror Fest has started posting
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deianaera
Squee!!!

Originally posted by melusinahp at Horror Fest has started posting


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Horror Fest has started posting at hp_darkarts!!!

It's started with a truly creepy and wonderfully horrible fic called The Third Brother.

Go and check it out. :)

Sausage Making in the Wizarding World
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deianaera
For my interhouse_fest fic, The Post Access Act, one of the things I had to do to write this was figure out how the government actually worked in the Wizarding World.  And you know that's not a topic that got a lot of coverage in the books.  So, for the geek and nerd inclined, below the cut is the essay I put together before writing the Post Access Act outlining, based on what canon evidence is available, how I believe the Ministry and Wizengamot are structured.

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Looking for a few good essays
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deianaera
Can anyone point me to a couple of good essays on Wizarding government?  I'm not finding them on my own and I don't want to reinvent the wheel...

Thanks!
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How the world has changed
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deianaera
I am part of the first generation that grew up with computers. Even in my ghetto Northtown elementary school we had Apple IIs to play Oregon Trail on. Hell, I've been online for almost 15 years. Yet, I also remember using a typewriter. When I was in fifth (sixth?) grade, my title page - Bats by Me - took six pages to type! Oh how I love the word processor. I also remember learning how to navigate a library with a card catalog. I loved those golden wooden drawers stuffed full of cards - ever so slightly musty smelling even in the desert.

So it should come as no surprise the way my birthday wishes came in. My husband e-mailed me at work. My mom called me at home - her cell phone to my digital answering machine. My little sister sent me a text message. My older one tagged me on Facebook.

I know I'm supposed to be too young to marvel at how much the way we communicate has changed, let alone quickly those changes took place. But I do. Of course, I'm young enough to enjoy it too.

The best part of my birthday was my honey coming home with these:

13 purple roses

Have I mentioned I love this man?

Thank you, leianora and melusinahp. I am feeling much better now. What can I say? How can you feel down after getting a bouquet like that?
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