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The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Bored? Who's bored?
Egads! Did someone put superglue on the secondhand?

Reviving an old meme to stave off boredom:

Ask any character in any of my stories from any fandom about anything in that story, and the character will answer you.

Edited in, TNG Meme from shoeless_girl

Deanna Troi
You scored 13 Physically Able, 22 Mentally Able, and 22 Morally Good! (30 is max)
You're Troi!

Physically: Low
Mentally: Medium
Morally: Medium

Troi's the empath of Enterprise and, for reasons that are her own, she refuses to wear her uniform. She's not the most 'technically minded' (her words) but she aint no dummy either. (yes, that was intentional) Troi is a good woman, and many find her irresistible.

Well, you ended up with Troi. That's not too bad! Troi is morally responsible and fairly intelligent, just like you. Like Troi, you're a lover, not a fighter, and that should make you quite popular. What's even better is, since you're not telepathic at all, you can't get mind attacked by any nasty aliens! Also like Troi, everyone loves you, arn't you luck?

The character most unlike you is: Guinan

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 34% on Physicality

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You scored higher than 42% on Mentality

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You scored higher than 53% on Morality
Link: The Ultimate TNG: Character Test written by lousms on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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antonia_east From: antonia_east Date: October 19th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Dear Andromeda,

When was the first time you noticed Tonks Nymphadora morphing, and what was your reaction?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 19th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Dear Andromeda,

She was just a baby in nappies, and I was very tired.

I put her down for her nap--I hoped I could catch one myself--and I forgot about her favorite dolly, a stuffed rag doll called Jane. Well, at the time it didn't have a name, as she wasn't talking yet and hadn't given one, but Jane the dolly became, and it's Jane I think of her as.

More to the point, Jane had bright yellow hair made from yarn. Dora pushed herself up to sit and made the noise that meant I'd forgotten something--I imagine most mothers know the noise I mean. I turned to look and see what the problem was, and my baby's hair was suddenly bright yellow yarn.

As I said, I was very tired, and I quite honestly thought I'd fallen asleep at my desk and was dreaming I tried to make myself wake up. I remember saying, out loud, "Andi, you have to get up, the baby is crying." But of course, I already was. I stumbled over to the crib and gave her Jane, and right off her hair went back to itself. I don't know how long I stood there looking at it. I'd never even seen a metamorphmagus before. I Summoned my books and tried to look it up, but I couldn't seem to look away from her, even when she went soundly to sleep and didn't change at all. Ted came home and found me deep in a pile of books on the subject--I flooed a friend at Flourish and Blotts to bring them to me--and we had a long, long talk about how to handle it.
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: October 19th, 2005 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got to be LaForge. *glee*


Anakin, what happened when you first re-met other Jedi in the Force after you died?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 19th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not a straightforward question, really. One can maintain individuality--with effort--but most of them didn't, and all of us, to one extent or another, are aware of the feelings and thoughts and motives of the rest. The passing into this... how to describe it? Pool of energy? I don't know. I never was particularly good at metaphysics. The passing into it was quiet, though. Obi-Wan's and Qui-Gon's presences were closest and they accepted me, though I could feel some impatience from... yes, Obi-Wan, I did say impatience, and you must know by this point that it's useless to deny it.

Some of the others have "formed," so to speak, but they've rarely offered me the denunciation I've earned from them. In fact, they avoid contact with me altogether, as far it's possible.
harriet_wimsey From: harriet_wimsey Date: October 19th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sirius, when did you first realize that Remus had romantic feelings towards Dora--and vice versa?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 19th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, Dora didn't exactly hide it. I think one of the reasons Remus was nervous about admitting anything was that when Dora was a child, she repeatedly proposed to him, and as you can imagine, the rest of us did not keep a graceful silence on the subject. James and I found it quite hilarious. As an adult, I'd actually expected to have long since outgrown the crush, but as soon as I saw her with him--the way she would sort of tilt her head at him, or the way she tripped over everything in the vicinity, even if it had to be Summoned in from another room just to be tripped over--I knew. I guess it might have come and gone over and come back again over the years, but she was definitely taken with him when I first saw her again.

Remus, though... that's the odd one. He was always flustered around girls who fancied him, so blundering about from time to time didn't mean much. And he treats everyone so well that I didn't notice Dora getting especially good treatment. When I first saw them together, I thought it was the same old thing--Dora with a crush, Remus being gracious about it. But not long after we moved into the old homestead, I noticed that Remus had a habit of glancing over his shoulder, like he expected someone to be there. And one day, Dora was there, and he turned around looking much calmer.

And that was it. Not terribly dramatic, is it? And I waited months before I started abusing him about it.
polly_locket From: polly_locket Date: October 21st, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
It might not be terribly dramatic, but it's terribly lovely to hear -- er, read about. ;)

How wonderful that Dora was there and how eloquently written! I love your characters!

Daniel Morse, if you're taking questions, when are you going to reappear? I miss you and your interest in gruesome history!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 21st, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Daniel Morse, if you're taking questions, when are you going to reappear? I miss you and your interest in gruesome history!

Well, as I haven't seen Mr. and Mrs. Lewis since they moved to Australia--though my mum saw a beggar in the street who looked like he might have been Mr. Lewis's son!--I don't know that I'll figure in any continuation of their story. But confidentially, fernwithy tells me that I'll run across the magical world again when I'm grown up and a doctor, and it's rather possible I may meet a young lady... of course, that would require believing in the magical world, which means I rather doubt the whole proposition, though it's a fascinating idea, don't you think?
story645 From: story645 Date: October 19th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Percy, did you think that your mother was a good teacher, or should she have devised another method to educate you?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 20th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)
My mother is quite old-fashioned, and our reading sessions were chaotic, but for all of that, I believe I received a fine grounding for my later schoolwork. I know there is talk of the Ministry emulating the Muggle world and creating schools for younger children, but I prefer our traditional way. You know what they say--if there's no Reducto, there's no need for Reparo!

That said, I do wish she'd imposed stronger discipline on the twins, who were quite disruptive.
author_by_night From: author_by_night Date: October 20th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
To Remus:

I - I -

*Throws pie in face for treatment of Tonks.*

Have a nice evening.

To Andromeda:

Did you and your sisters stop talking after you fell in love with Ted, or was it before/after? Were you ever close?

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 20th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
:stoically cleans up pie-face, wonders why everyone else is so very stubborn about all this:

I still talk to Narcissa, or I did until I found out... various things which are not for public consumption. I spoke to them on and off even after Ted and I married, and I was in contact with Bellatrix--albeit somewhat hostile contact--until she threatened my husband and daughter. At that point, I stopped talking to her. In both cases, the cessation of contact was my doing. Narcissa seems to think I can still be "saved," though what exactly she's meant to be saving me from at this late date, I don't know.

We were sisters, and that meant there was a certain amount of closeness, whether any of us liked it or not. Bellatrix and I never got along at all, and we competed for Narcissa's affections when she was a baby. I suppose a part of me would still like to ultimately "win" with Narcissa, but I don't suppose she feels any more need than I do to be saved, and after all these years, would hardly turn to me if she did feel such a need.
ella_menno From: ella_menno Date: October 20th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
To Remus:

What do you miss most about Sirius?

Can I ask two characters? Is that allowed?

To Jar Jar Binks:

If you don't mind me asking - why is it that you insist that Luke and Leia are together when you tell them stories about their parents?

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 20th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)
To Remus:

What do you miss most about Sirius?

I miss the energy. He had a way of waking things up. Waking people up. I'd drifted through twelve years, doing nothing, but Sirius wouldn't put up with it. He was an agitator in a system that needed it. And I truly miss the way he always cut my pretensions out from under me. Others have tried it, but they never seemed to know what the pretensions actually are.

Can I ask two characters? Is that allowed?
Sure. I'm doing this to entertain myself, so the more the merrier.

To Jar Jar Binks:

If you don't mind me asking - why is it that you insist that Luke and Leia are together when you tell them stories about their parents?

Mmm... meesa thinking theysa wanting different things, and theirsa parents... theysa always being the same thing. Eesa easy for telling different stories for dese different things theysa needing, but then theysa not really knowing the truth. Meesa wanting to tell the truth.
beceh From: beceh Date: October 20th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Dear Ted,

WHat was YOUR reaction to finding out your daughter was a metamorphagus, and what was the most difficult thing about having one for a daughter?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 20th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, as Andi said, she found out first, so I actually got a talk-through before I saw anything odd. Please remember, I was only barely nineteen at the time. And I, er... thought it was great fun. I brought her things to try and do. You know, "Hey, Dora, try mermaid-hair!" Andi made me stop after the poor little thing got stuck with fuzzy purple hair that I'd found on a stuffed troll in a toyshop. It took her a week to turn it back, and I felt a bit bad about it. Dora says should couldn't possibly have minded, as she did the same thing on her own later, but using your baby daughter for parlor tricks probably doesn't rate well in child-rearing guides.

The hardest part? The hardest part was that our little metamorphmagus was also Dora and that meant she had a sense of humor about the whole thing, and it's very hard to scold her when she's morphing funny faces. Eventually, we had to start scolding her for the funny faces when we were trying to be serious, or we'd never get any discipline done at all.
saeva From: saeva Date: October 20th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi! Sorry to hi-jack an unrelated post but I met you at TWH (at the Gen panel) and I thought I'd tell you that I decided to go ahead with the second Gen Ficathon</i> in the end (because I'm insane). It'd be much appreciated if you'd be willing to help promote the ficathon, because I know you have a lot of fans and an interest in gen fic! Thanks.

- Andrea.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 20th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure... go, gen!
sophonax From: sophonax Date: October 20th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)

To Sanjiv

Are you *sure* you don't find Tonks remotely attractive?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 20th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: To Sanjiv

It's amazing how unattractive you find a pretty girl when she thinks you're joking the first three times you ask her out. Really amazing how it turns out that you really are joking, you know?

Truth? Tonks is probably my best mate, no offense meant to Daffy. I'd have to be crazier than I am never to think maybe we could spend the rest of our lives hanging about Hogsmeade together and trying to outdo one another in outrageousness. I mean, what's a better idea than to marry your best mate? But when we had a chance--this was when she was in Auror training, when Daffy and Maddie got married and Tonks and I really did go to the wedding together, as I can't think of anything that would have made more sense--we just didn't want to take it. We tried kissing, mainly because Maddie dared us, and ended up turning into a guessing game about what we'd each been drinking. Any dreams I might have later are totally irrelevant to the conversation.

Tonks was always off somewhere else when the subject of going out came up, no matter who it was with. I know she went out with Daffy for a bit, and I seem to remember seeing her in Hogsmeade with Charlie Weasley once or twice, but she was never one of these girls who practiced writing her name with some boy's. She always just seemed to be biding her time, maybe having a lark while she waited for something, you know? And I decided I'd rather be her best mate than one of her temporary larks.
redbrunja From: redbrunja Date: October 26th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

To Vega

If it's not too late, I have a question for Vega:

How did you and Jack fall in love and wind up together?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 26th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: To Vega

Well, Jack had always been a friend of sorts. Why he never married when he was younger has always been a mystery to me. He claims he was trying to get some gold in his vault before seriously courting a girl or some such silly nonsense. At any rate, it worked out well for me, so whatever his reasons, I fully support them, however silly.

Jack's first job out of Hogwarts was in the Department if International Magical Cooperation, and he was assigned to the Ministry office in Malaya. There had been rumors of Dark Magic. He investigated. In the course of it, he found me and helped me escape from the lethifold that killed my parents. The Dark Magic stopped after they died. Needless to say, that raised some eyebrows. But I didn't remember what they'd been doing.

Then, during my seventh year studies, working on charms involved with memory, it all came back to me. It upset me--obviously; no one wants to remember her parents tormenting Muggles or brewing rather nasty potions--and I ran to Jack, because he was the one who found me. I don't know what I was thinking, really; he hadn't been in that department for quite some time. But I knew he was the one I wanted to be with, and he held me a bit, and said comforting things, and then one way or another... well, nature has a way with things. We married when I finished school, and I believe we've made one another quite happy over the years.
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