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I started reading Harry Potter when I was 10 years old. I’m 22 now. That was over half my life ago. I had to put it down the first time because I thought it was too scary. I picked it up again a few months later, persevered through the evil Professor Quirrell, and fell in love.

I always knew Hogwarts wasn’t real. That didn’t stop me from being disappointed when I didn’t get my Hogwarts letter the summer after I turned 11 and dejected that I had to go to 6th grade and take boring classes like Math and Science instead of Potions and Transfigurations as a first year at Hogwarts. That was also the summer I made myself sick because when I finally got my hands on Goblet of Fire all I did for three days was read. Three years later I was thrilled to discover I could read three times faster because I finished Order of the Phoenix in less than a day.

On rare occasions I still hear someone say “Harry Potter’s just for kids.” I always laugh. I found Harry Potter when I was a kid but I’m not anymore. Should I have stopped reading when I got too old for it? When would that have been? When I turned 13? 16? 18? 21? When I turn 23 next year should I put Harry away in the box of beloved childhood memories? Should I recycle the rest of my Hogwarts stationary, fold up my Harry comforter, and give away the Slytherin robes my awesome mom helped me sew by hand when I broke the sewing machine?

The idea is anathema to me. And even if it wasn’t, how would do I such a thing? Is it even possible? Can I look at the kids dressed up as first years on Halloween and not don my own Hogwarts robes? Can I stop wishing that I could get my hands on Blood Pops that don’t taste like strawberry or that Jelly Belly will eventually make every flavor? Can I excise expressions like “You’re such a muggle” from my personal wiktionary? I don’t think I can.

I belong to a group of twenty-somethings whose idea of a good time includes trying to recreate a Butterbeer that tastes just right. We dress up like Hogwarts students to go watch the midnight showing of the latest movie even though we have class or work the next morning. We write our theses about Harry Potter, its characters and concepts, and its affect on modern culture. We extol the virtues of Gryffindors, insist that Slytherins are just misunderstood, revel in the geekiness of Ravenclaws, and refuse to allow Hufflepuff to be discarded as that other house. We perform musicals about Harry Potter. We play quidditch like it’s a professional sport. We sigh in exasperation when Microsoft Word uses angry red squiggles, still refusing to acknowledge that quidditch is a word.

This is who we are and I couldn’t be happier.

So, to the woman who made it okay that all I wanted to do was stay inside and read, you have given me this:

I am not alone. I will never be alone. I can start the rest of my life knowing that wherever I go there will be at least one other person in the crowd who has thought, “What would Harry do?”

Thank you.

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My fandoms

A Song of Ice and Fire (this one is very new), Boondock Saints, Buffyverse (Angel(us)/Spike, Criminal Minds, DBZ, DCU, Dexter, Fast & Furious series (Dom/Brian), Four Brothers, Fringe (Alt!Charlie/Alt!Lincoln), Glee, Gossip Girl (Chuck/Nate), Gravitation, Harry Potter (Harry/Draco and Snape/Lucius), Heroes, Highlander (Duncan/Methos), House, Inception (Arthur/Eames), Kyou Kara Maou, Lost (Jack/Sawyer), Merlin (Arthur/Merlin), NCIS, Numb3rs, Oz (Alvarez/O'Reily), Percy Jackson, Prison Break, Psych (Shawn/Lassiter), Rome, SG-1 (Jack/Daniel), SGA (Sheppard/McKay), Sherlock (Sherlock/John), Smallville (Clark/Lex), Spiderman, Star Trek (Kirk/Spock), Star Wars, Supernatural, The Tudors, Tin Man (Glitch/Cain), True Blood (Eric/Godric), Twilight (Edward/Jacob), Vampire Chronicles (Lestat/Louis), Vampire Diaries (Tyler/Jeremy), X-Men: First Class (Erik/Charles), White Collar (Peter/Neal/(Elle))... I'm certain I've forgotten a bunch :)

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Dreamwidth Codes: I has them

I have 6 dreamwidth codes. I only require that you're at least interested in some of the same stuff. see SLASH!

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Saw this last night. Everyone go out and write Erik/Charles fic! It is awesome! I spent the movie trying not to squee like an obvious fangirl.

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Oz icons

Lots of awesome Alvarez/O'Reily icons here.

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Stuff I want to write

I have a couple things I really want to write now that I've for all intents and purposes (but in reality not yet) finished my indentured servitude to my formal education, so I need to juggle.

1. 'Indistinguishable'. The Inception/HP crossover fic. This one seems to be giving me trouble because the concepts I've come up with on merging dreamsharing with magic are currently more detailed than the actual plot. But, I will prevail.

2. 'Will and Testament', an Alvarez/O'Reily OZ fic. I'm almost done with the last season and I think I read all the Alvarez/O'Reily on the Internet in less than a week. Clearly, there is not enough of it. Nothing on this will be posted for a long time because I want to finish it before posting. I feel really bad about making everyone who reads ID wait for updates.

3. As of yet no plot Charlie/Lincoln fic. Because Fringe does not get nearly enough love.

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There be slash here.

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*sigh*

So, the next chapter of ID was mostly done. But I went back and read it and I think Arthur has "Girl With A Penis Syndrome" so I need to go back and fix this. *sigh*

On the up side, I have finished my senior design project so I should have more free time.

But I've recently gotten really into HBO's OZ so I'm working on stuff for that too. There isn't enough Alvarez/O'Reily in the world.

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Back to Writing

I haven't written anything In some time because I have been studying for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. But now that crap is over and I'm fairly confident that I did not fail miserably so I can go back to writing in my free time instead of studying like I have no life.

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Fic: Indistinguishable-1/?

Title: Indistinguishable
Pairings: Arthur/Eames, Harry/Draco
Summary: Eames had promised himself he would never go back to Britain. Wizards had long lives and even longer memories. But here he was, on a plane that was slowing to a stop on a Heathrow runway. Because Lucius Malfoy knows too much, he thought rubbing absentmindedly at his left forearm.
Rating:
R (Mature)
Disclaimer: I do not own Inception or Harry Potter and am not doing this for money.
Warnings: (overall) Violence, Dub-Con, references to Underage, Malfoys being Malfoys
Wordcount: (this part) ~1300

Masterpost

Prologue

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The Inception Big Bang

Today, I found the Inception big bang community.

WTF? No, seriously, WTF?!?! This fandom hasn't even existed for a year and it already has a big bang! This is mind boggling. My mind is boggled. Also overjoyed because all the awesome fic to read and in misery because I have too much crap to do for university and I'm supposed to be writing my own fic.

On that line though, chapter one of Indistinguishable is coming along nicely... I think.

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Regarding Indistinguishable: I'm determined to write this fic, so I checked out my schedule to see when I won't be studyinglikemad. Thursdays look good. I am designating Thursday evenings as "Official Fic Writing Time - Do Not Read, Do Not Watch TV (except for TVD), Do Not Walk to Starbucks in Subfreezing Weather."

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Fic: Indistinguishable-Prologue/?

Title: Indistinguishable
Pairings: Arthur/Eames, Harry/Draco
Summary: Eames had promised himself he would never go back to Britain. Wizards had long lives and even longer memories. But here he was, on a plane that was slowing to a stop on a Heathrow runway. Because Lucius Malfoy knows too much, he thought rubbing absentmindedly at his left forearm.
Rating:
R (Mature)
Disclaimer: I do not own Inception or Harry Potter and am not doing this for money.
Warnings: (overall) Violence, Dub-Con, references to Underage, Malfoys being Malfoys
Wordcount: (this part) ~500

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This entry was originally posted at http://audraveen.dreamwidth.org/3040.html.
Title: Indistinguishable
Pairings: Arthur/Eames, Harry/Draco
Summary: Eames had promised himself he would never go back to Britain. Wizards had long lives and even longer memories. But here he was, on a plane that was slowing to a stop on a Heathrow runway. Because Lucius Malfoy knows too much, he thought rubbing absentmindedly at his left forearm.
Rating:
R (Mature)
Disclaimer: I do not own Inception or Harry Potter and am not doing this for money.
Warnings: Violence, Dub-Con, references to Underage, Malfoys being Malfoys
Current Wordcount: ~1800

Parts:
Prologue - 1 - 2 -

Also @AO3 and @Dreamwidth

Story Notes:
This is a Work In Progress. It will be updated irregularly so read at your own risk.

I'm not supposed to be writing this. I'm supposed to be concentrating diligently on my school work so I can graduate in May, get a job, not freeload on my parents, and not be a burden to society. But this stupid plot bunny won't leave me alone.

My brain started plotting this fic entirely without my permission. This is an exercise in what happens when the Occlumency/Legilimency aspect is added to dreamsharing. In particular how much more effective would an extractor who was also a Legilimens be and how hard would it be to extract from or incept a trained Occlumens.

But mostly it's just because you know Lucius Malfoy would totally pay people obscene amounts of money to mind thief/incept use alternative forms of persuasion to get back his former status in the wizarding world and because Cobb is batshit crazy Gryffindor enough to take on the job of incepting Harry Potter.

And also because once I had time to settle down and think about it I was all "Hmmm.... Dreamsharing? Lucid dreaming? FTW! You know who could do that shit? VOLDEMORT! Voldemort probably pioneered that shit and had his Death Eater ministry plants leak it to the DoMLE and not teach it right so he could invade dreams and steal shit with the help of this nifty Somnacin Potion and his mad legilimency skillz! And OMG Polyjuice spies! Eames the juicing death eater! Severe uptight Arthur who wishes he was British enough to have gone to Hogwarts and been severe uptight Ravenclaw!Arthur. Oooooh Yusuf would have been a Somnacin drug dealing Hufflepuff because you know they could get away with it and the professors would just be all ur riddikulus for trying to rat on a Hufflepuff who's not Zacharias Smith, the only douchy puff."
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Fic Recs: Inception

I'm having a bitch of a time navigating this fandom. But here's some stuff I've enjoyed.

Presque Vu by [personal profile] rageprufrock | Arthur/Eames | 70,000 words | Or, "on the tip of the tongue." Arthur meets Mal first. He inherits Dom, after. Everything else is on him.

     Why?: Because their backstory is awesome and entirely believable.

Wherever You Will Be (That's Where I'll Call Home) [The Domestic Verse] by gyzym | Arthur/Eames | 75,000 words

     Why?: Because it's Arthur and Eames being fantastically domestic. What's not to like.

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Fic Rec: Inception

So, when I went to see Inception a few months ago I exited the theater firmly believing in Cobb/Arthur. In the time since then I hadn't read any Inception fanfic until yesterday. I picked an Arthur/Eames story because after I started reading Merlin/Arthur I promised myself that I would never again ignore a ship exploding all over the internet's face.

I am a convert thanks to this completely gorgeous series:

Bluebells by [personal profile] kuwamiko  - Eames calls Arthur for help and Arthur helps. He's more willing than Eames might have expected, but Eames needs more help than Arthur, or anyone, could have anticipated.

If anyone actually drops by my journal go read it. Right now. I'm going to go immerse myself in this pairing.

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Fic: Nate's Chuck

Title: Nate's Chuck
Pairings: Chuck/Nate
Summary:
Nate's Chuck had disappeared a long time ago.
Rating: Teen
Disclaimer: I do not own Gossip Girl and am not doing this for money.
Warnings: None
Wordcount: 500

 

The Chuck Bass who started dating Blair was not Nate’s best friend.Collapse )