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I checked my reviews at the Pit and discovered that it's been… - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
I checked my reviews at the Pit and discovered that it's been neglecting to send them to me again. Most are nice. One is very nice, but just hit my crazy button because it's the umpteenth time I've gotten the comment and it's wrong.

Ted Tonks is not a Muggle. He's Muggle-born. I checked this rather carefully before I, you know, sat down to write a story in which he figured. (I did a whole rant about this at fanficrants.)

Pah. I feel petty and nasty going mad over a decent review from someone who liked the story, but I'm also a little annoyed that people think I would attack a story about a character without combing canon for relevant info. I can miss things about characters where there are lots of details, but when there are only two references in the whole book, we only have three details to go on. I'm capable of mastering these. We know that (1) Ted Tonks is a right old slob, and (2) Ted Tonks is married to Sirius's favorite cousin, Andromeda, and is the father of Nymphadora Tonks, and (3) Ted Tonks is Muggle-born. Three details, I can manage to memorize before I spend time writing a story.


Snagged from mamadeb and gnomi:
If you know me as...

Fern or fernwithy, you're part of the great majority of people who know me online and read my stories.

JediGaladriel, Gala, or JG, you know me from the Jedi Council Forums at theforce.net.

Rosie Candler/Raizl Simlowitz or Glory Donegal, you know me from Hatrack 1830.

Lizzie 'Red Baroness' Maguire or Omen Dante, you know me from Virtual Battle School.

Barbara, you know me from contemporary real life.

Barb, you are a high school friend or one of my cousins.

Babs, you are my Uncle Bill.

Barbie, you haven't seen me since I was seven and wearing curly pig tails with bows made of hanks of oversized yarn.

Yolanda, you have spent time poking sticks of balsa wood into the holes of a soundproof ceiling.

Ceej, you have sorted M&Ms by color and eaten them in the order Blue, Orange, Yellow, Green, Brown, Red, with the new Purple added last, and you remember this by the mnemonic, B-o-y, Great Britain Rocks Poignantly. (Okay, so the purple threw off the old mnemonic.)

Barbara E. (Lastname), you've read my book or knew me in very early days of online life. You may know my Quantum Leap fanfic, or have frequented the Orson Scott Card mailing list at timp.net.

Elisheva bat Avraham Avinu, you were most likely on my bet din.

As long as I'm on the subject, I'll just put in the Ted story, eh? :)

Ted and Andromeda are introduced in Chapters 4 and 5 of "Of A Sort," through the eyes of Gilderoy Lockhart, the third member of their "Trio." Pampered and imaginative young Gilderoy gets a crash course in reality--in which he doesn't do very well--when he has a run in with bullying Bellatrix Black and Lucius Malfoy, and needs to be rescued by new friends Andromeda Black and Ted Tonks.

Of a Sort--September 1, 1965: A New Class: The Hogwarts Express
Of a Sort--September 1, 1965: A New Class: The Sorting Ceremony

And since I've now pushed all but one of the Sorts, I'll just go ahead and push the last one, and move on to other stories.

Of a Sort--September 1, 1856: Albus Dumbledore
The orphaned Albus Dumbledore has been living in the Forbidden Forest for a year when he first ignores the owl that comes for him from the school. Nicolas Flamel and Fawkes the Phoenix don't intend to let him get away so easily.
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mafdet From: mafdet Date: March 11th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just have to comment here that I will always think of "your" Ted Tonks as canon Ted. No wonder Andromeda fell in love with him. It doesn't hurt that he is a cat person who loves the Beatles.

I also think you've done a wonderful job with Gilderoy Lockhart. He was a pretty decent guy before the whole idea that he could be rich and famous without really having to work for it went to his head.
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