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The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
No, I'm not mis-numbering. I combined chapters 2 and 3, since on a re-read, I realized they were a single unit. I also added a little more Lily to the scene at the Potter's house (now in chapter 3), because I felt like I'd shortchanged her. This is how the dinner now goes.
The new Lily stuff, with bonus AugustaCollapse )

The full story (except chapter 6, which is still here but as the earlier chapter 7, if I'm not being confusing enough) is at A03.
Chapter 7: The Marauder's MapCollapse )
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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7: A Gryffindor of a SortCollapse )
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I think The Dom over at YouTube may be my soul mate on the question of adaptations (though I'm more willing to put up with questionable child acting in order to get book accurate ages). Anyway, here are his utterly infuriated rantings about the PJO movies, which are pretty much my thoughts on these abominations of adaptation.
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I'm stuck at home for a week and bored.

So... ask any of my characters from any fandom... anything. They'll answer.
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Heh, I swear I wasn't planning on this taking two months. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster, and this chapter was hard, because it's transitional and transitional chapters are always hard to focus. Anyway, on the off-chance that you haven't been frantically re-reading the previous chapters, this is an AU with Neville as the chosen one. He and Harry have been best friends since their shared babyhood in the Order, and Neville sometimes envies Harry's apparently charmed life, but they're solid friends, and celebrate their birthdays together every year, an event which just happened in Godric's Hollow. Here are the rest of the chapters:

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

Chapter 6: August ThoughtsCollapse )
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Okay, so I was looking for something in an old post and I came across this one that I'd done as a f-locked post. And I thought, it was kind of fun. If anyone wants to toss this around.

It's the trucks in the movies that got me started thinking about this.

Why I was thinking about trucks in the HG movies, I don't know, but I was.

I've always had the trains be the main mode of transportation in my HG stories, but it wasn't because I was necessarily giving it a lot of thought. It was just an assumption.

But here's why...Collapse )
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I decided to finish up that Peeta in the Capitol story.
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Chapter? Sure, why not?

Chapter 5: The BirthdayCollapse )
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It's been an odd week, but here's a chapter. :D

Neville Longbottom in the Garden of the Hesperides, Chapter 4Collapse )
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Well, Lily can't make it to lunch, apparently, but here's someone else to check in with.
Neville Longbottom in the Garden of the Hesperides, Chapter 3Collapse )
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Well, I took a couple of days off, but I'm getting back to work. I'm starting chapter 6 soon.

Since these were written at a breakneck pace, followed by a breather, then another breakneck pace without checking back, I'd appreciate anyone saying, "Um... you're contradicting your own story there..." or "Really, it's not spelled that way." :p

Anyway, shall we check in with the fully parented Harry?
Neville Longbottom in the Garden of the Hesperides, Chapter 2: The Most Helpful TreeCollapse )
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Oh, my god, I literally can't not post. I promised myself that, after all of these stalled stories, I wouldn't, but I'm enjoying this one. I'm finished with Chapter 4 and I'm about to start chapter 5, and I thought... what the heck. Based on that AU I did, "Chosen," as mentioned in the last bunch of ask-the-character questions.

And yes, I realized later on that Neville's grandfather should have died at a later point, but I've decided that it means something that he didn't; I'm not sure what yet.

The Cry In the GardenCollapse )
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Brief answers, any fandom that I do.
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Ah, action scenes. I enjoy them, but they are challenging. And it was time for Jason to find his power.
Chapter Eight: I Blow Myself (and Reyna) AwayCollapse )
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I admit, one of the reasons I'm slow on this (other than my re-discovered screw-up) is that I'm actually having a hard time getting through a Riordan book. (I know, right?) It's the new Magnus Chase, The Hammer of Thor. I just literally don't care about it at all. I'm pretty much reading because Percy's supposed to show up at the end. It's essentially the same plot as Sea of Monsters (one of the hero's friends is about to be forced into a marriage and we have to race the clock against it), only without the plot part of getting there to save him (her, in this case). Sea of Monsters without the Sea of Monsters.

Maybe I'm just missing references to some epic Norse saga because I've never been as fond of Norse mythology as I am of classical, but I can't seem to engage in the plot at all. My bad.

Oh, well.

I decided to refocus my attention on the PJO-verse of it all, and think about what little things in the latter HoO books and of course The Hidden Oracle might point toward Trials of Apollo clues.
Just blue-skyingCollapse )
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I'm listening to Blood of Olympus.

Big goof. Huge. Dakota flat out says he can't drive -- never learned. And is 17 at that point, making him only one year older than Jason.

I now have to figure out how to make Dakota lose a year and forget that he can drive.

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Okay, left them facing a pirate in the Bayshore mall in Eureka.

Chapter Seven: The Queen Gives Me My AllowanceCollapse )
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Finally -- I couldn't get these guy out of the barn! And then I realized it was because I forgot to set soemthing in the last chapter that I really kind of needed to do for the plot, so...

I made a change in how Reyna left the ship in the last chapter. This is the new dialogue:
She nodded. "There were men in collars and I think they could get shocked or zapped or something. I told my sister that we just got away from that, and she said, 'We didn't get away, we were shoved out.' And she's right, only…" She looked at us with a hint of the old defiance. "I don't think boys ought to be treated like that any more than girls ought to. I don't think it's right. And I said that. And I went back to the pirates. She can do what she wants. But she's wrong. No one should be treated that way."

"No argument," I said.

"Anyway, they turned south again. That cruise ship was headed for the Panama canal. They wanted another whack at it. So did I. Only a couple of days out, that's when we hit a sea monster. It was the first one we saw since we got out of the Sea of Monsters. We had to go far out to sea to avoid it, and every time they got near the coast, it went after them again. They said in the old days, people would sacrifice a maiden to it. They got a funny look in their eyes, and the next thing you know, I’m in a cell and they're headed back for the coast. I broke out, took what I could and… left."

"How did you get to shore?"

"I had help," she said. "And we'll leave it there for now." She picked at the sleeve of her blouse. "That was last week. And I realized I can't really stay here. I needed to get back, because I left someone there. So… I figured I needed leverage to get back on."

"You're going back to help someone?" Bobby asked.

She nodded. "The one who helped me get away. I think they took him. He hasn't come to join me. And then maybe I'll take the ship. I
am good at being a pirate."

Chapter Six: I Give Directions To A HorseCollapse )
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Okay, so I'm going back over some of the PJO books, and there's a fairly regular occurrence of the kids not getting the music that their elders listened to. I see it a lot in a lot of fiction.

I just wondered: Is that really all that common?

I mean, yeah, I don't listen to a lot of contemporary stuff now (just lost interest at some point), but when I was a kid, I loved my mom's music as much as my own generations'. I mean, I listened to Madonna and Michael Jackson and Wham and all of the 80s greats, but I liked the Beatles and the Surpremes and Chuck Berry and... well, honestly, I liked my grandmother's big band music, too. I was always pretty into whatever happened to be playing.

I dunno. I guess I don't get the, "Ick, it's not of right now, so I hate it" thing.
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So, I figured it was about time to add a pretty prominent character...

Chapter Five: We Are Captured By The World's Shortest PirateCollapse )
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