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Teddy stories at AO3 - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Teddy stories at AO3
Okay -- Shifts and Shades had a home at SQ, but I've been wanting to archive the Teddy stories. So... Teddy Lupin @ AO3.

I tried formatting the news articles in Needle's Eye like I did here, but they got reformatted, so after the initial intro, they're all just standard formatting, and I decided to forgo the house symbols. I still wish I could draw. I'd have loved to put in a visual. Maybe I'll try working in PaintShop to see what I can do.
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plaid_slytherin From: plaid_slytherin Date: December 1st, 2013 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I've been wanting to put these on my Kindle but I was too lazy to C&P them. :)
From: queen_bellatrix Date: December 4th, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
First of all, I wish I could convey how large the grin that split my face at hearing this news was. I've been wanting to read your Teddy stories for ages, but I wanted them in files, and was far too lazy to go through the site and gather up all the parts.:) So, thank you so much for doing this; I know how I'll be whiling away my free time for the next few weeks!

Since you're thinking about going back and putting graphics in Needle's Eye, I wanted to alert you to a couple of things I noticed while skimming it to put in to a file. (I hope I don't offend; I compulsively edit, especially about rather large things like the first one, but normally, I'd just edit the document and not mention anything; I just thought since you were going back anyway, I'd point them out.)

In chapter 12 The Trio, the section beginning with: Teddy hesitated at the door and looked to Uncle Harry. and ending with Alderman asking: "That's why you're here, isn't it?" seems to be in their twice. There doesn't seem to be any significant word changes or anything, just a weird copying fluke.

Also, and this is just a weird continuity thing I noticed because I love minor Jo characters far too much, and adored the backstory you gave Scrimgeour in Stray, in Chapter 13, you say that Carponius hasn't been right since Scrimgeour was tortured to death in the first war. You mentioned in Stray though that Scrimgeour's brother'd gone mad, just plain Muggle madness, after the first war, which is what put him raising his nephew. I wouldn't even mention this, save that you've kept to Stray cannon in the Teddy fics, at least from what I can tell, and Ruth's dad being raised by Rufus always explained a lot for me about why he had such a prominent place in her thoughts, considering that he died before she could know him. Were you maybe thinking that he'd improved a bit since the first war, especially since, with Scrimgeour being Minister, he'd have access to more experimental treatments, and then backslid again after Scrimgeour's death? Or did you just change the backstory, and I'm being far too compulsive?:)

Again, thank you so much for archiving (I hope you don't mind if I post my overall thoughts on the stories on the AO3 site; I'd feel churlish not reviewing things that clearly took you so much time and effort to craft, and which look so very good.), and for being so kind about my editing in your HG fics.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: December 4th, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oops. BIG copying error, now fixed. Thanks.

I forgot I mentioned the brother there! I think I'll fix it in Stray; I like the Needle's Eye version better.
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