The Pottermore conundrum for fanfic writers.
Now that details are being revealed from the new Pottermore site and the new info that JKR is making available there, all kinds of previously held canon facts are being thrown into question. For example, Minerva McGonagall was always estimated as having been born in 1924 or 1925, and that she began teaching at Hogwarts in her early thirties. (This was based on a statement Rowling made in an early Scholastic.com interview, in which she said that McGonagall was a “sprightly 70,” presumably in the then-current book, Goblet of Fire, which took place in 1994-95. Subtract 70 from 1994 and you get 1924, and since her birthday is in October, Minerva would have been 70 for most of the 1994-95 school year if she were born in October 1924.)
Posted in Books, Harry Potter Fanfiction
Tagged ADMM fanfic, AU HP fanfic, canon comment, Dumbledore/McGonagall fanfic, Featured, Harry Potter, JKR, Minerva McGonagall fanfic, News, Pottermore, Writing
Thoughts on Deathly Hallows, Writing, and the Muse
On 1 August 2007, I was still reeling from having read Deathly Hallows in a marathon reading session a little over a week before, and was recovering from my shock and disappointment. As I was reading, I kept waiting for the book to get better, kept waiting for it to feel like the Harry Potter series I had come to know and love. Continue reading
Posted in An Act Of Love, Books, Death's Dominion, Harry Potter Fanfiction, RaMverse Series, Resolving a Misunderstanding
Tagged ADMM fanfic, AU HP fanfic, Dumbledore/McGonagall fanfic, Featured, Harry Potter, JKR, Minerva McGonagall fanfic, Snape fanfic, Writing
I have occasionally made fanfic recommendations on my blog. Now, rather than having to search through myriad posts tagged “fanfic recommendation” and skim through the blather to find the recommendations: Continue reading
Top Ten Click-Throughs
Here are the fics that were clicked through most over the last quarter. Continue reading
Posted in Harry Potter Fanfiction, MMADfan's Stories
Tagged ADMM fanfic, ADMM lemons, AU HP fanfic, Dumbledore fanfic, Dumbledore/McGonagall fanfic, Minerva McGonagall fanfic, MMAD fanfic, Snape fanfic, SS lemons, SSPP fanfic, Top Ten
I discovered an old but new-to-me LJ community recently when someone kindly posted one of my stories as a fic rec. Take a look at it! It has a wonderfully eclectic mix of ’ships, which I found a rare delight, even if some of them are ones I’d be less interested in than others. It’s great to see some diversity, and some unexpected and rare pairs.
And to see Squibstress’s recommendation for An Act of Love, hop over here.