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That really long HP meme - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
That really long HP meme

1) Your HP nickname: FernWithy

2) Do you write fanfiction: Nah. None at all. </sarcasm>

3) Draw fanart: Pretend to.

4) Review much: Not as much as I should, but I'd say I review about 2/3 of what I read.

5) Read too many fics: I haven't read much in ages. Too many bunnies gnawing on my brain.

6) Favorite house: Gryffindor

7) Favorite Gryffindor student: Harry

8) Favorite Slytherin student: Bellatrix

9) Favorite Ravenclaw student: Luna

10) Favorite Hufflepuff student: Justin

11) Favorite teacher: Remus Lupin (now, really... is anyone shocked?) I'm also terribly fond of McGonagall.

12) Favorite overall character: Remus and Harry. That's as far as I can narrow it.

13) Favorite adult: Remus

14) Canon/fanon Draco: Canon

15) Canon/fanon Snape: Canon

16) Voldemort or Dumbledore: Dumbldore

17) Cho, annoying or not: Realistic. Sometimes annoying, sometimes charming.


18) Your OTP: Probably Remus/Tonks is the closest I'd get to an OTP.

19) Other ships you sail: Anything that seems like a reasonable extrapolation of where the series might go--I only "ship" in terms of writing future-fics and choosing who might be together in them, or in the ever-popular game of trying to guess what will happen in the books. While the wheel is spinning, my chips are the squares for Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione (the former a little less sure than the latter). If I lose the chips, oh well. I also like established ships like Molly/Arthur, Lily/James, Vernon/Petunia, Andromeda/Ted.

20) Intriguing ships: Not much intrigues me about romance. I guess probably Andromeda/Ted interests me most of the ships in the book, because of the yard of guts it must have taken for both of them.

21) Underimpressive ships to me: Sirius/Remus. I just don't get that one. Ginny/Draco. Any ship that moves too much focus away from Harry and the prophecy pretty much leaves me cold.

22) Hated ships: Any adult-child ship. I have a special hatred of Remus-Harry shipping, because I think it devalues the actual relationship that they have.

23) Het, slash or femmeslash: Mostly gen. Otherwise het. Would be open to a believable slash pairing, but haven't seen one.

24) H/Hr or R/Hr: R/Hr. Too many clues in the books and chats and so on--there's no way she's going with H/Hr.

25) D/Hr or D/G: Eep. Those should both go in "hated ships." Draco/Pansy, thanks.

26) H/D or H/SS: See hated ships.

27) Older gen, younger gen or cross-gen: Older gen, not quite exclusively, but almost.


28) Canon or AU: I haven't read much HP AU, but I should point out that canon and AU are not mutually exclusive terms. AU is dependent upon canon, and can only function if canon is scrupulously observed around whatever change you make--eg, if you sort Tom Riddle into Gryffindor instead of Slytherin, he's still Tom Riddle and certain things will remain the same. The AU will have to be well thought out, with all the repercussions of that change worked out in detail. Stupid OOC stories that randomly change facts ("I hate Peter, so I'm leaving him out!") aren't AU; they're just crap. Er, rant. But I'm really sick of people mangling canon and then saying, "It's AU!" AU is just canon in a costume.

29) Fluff or angst: These are states of mind, not genres. I like stories that use both appropriately.

30) Darkfic: If the story calls for it.

31) OOC or IC: IC

32) SuddenlyVeryPowerful!Harry: No. He's powerful enough in canon to surprise people; he doesn't need to become a hopped-up uberwizard.

33) One-shot or chaptered: I like both, though I admit to a bigger fondness for one-shots, since I can read them at a sitting.

34) Novel-length: I'm a hypocrite. I write novel length, but don't care for reading it on the screen.

35) Gen, het or slash: Gen.

36) Drabbles: Enjoying them immensely. I like the formality of the 100 word form.

37) SuddenlyVerySexy!Draco: Egads, no.

38) Fanfiction Pet Peeves: OOC. The aforementioned peeve of badfic being misnamed "AU." Everybody coupling up. Too much sex. Too much focus on same.

39) Canon or Fanon: Canon

40) Many ships in one fic: Just randomly existing, like, say, Remus and Tonks are engaged, Arthur and Molly are still married, Bill and Fleur are dating, and Harry's considering asking Luna out? Shrug. As long as none of them are the focus of the story, I guess it's okay.


59) Cried for Cedric: Not until, "Remember Cedric Diggory."

60) Cried for Sirius: Not when it happened. Okay, not at all. Got a little teary at the thought of Phineas going back to Grimmauld Place and calling for him. Sirius didn't really touch me, particularly. He's growing on me now, and maybe I'd cry if I were reading it freshly, but at the time it happened... nah.

61) Dark or Light Side: Light. Evil bores me.

62) Did the explanation of the prophecy satisfy you: Was it supposed to?

63) Which character(s) needs some more development: Lily, Luna, Tonks. Most of the characters are characterized appropriately for their roles, and some of the ones that seem to just be sketched (Molly, Remus, Neville) turn out to be deceptively complex when you look at them closely.


64) Favorite artist(s): leelastarsky, fiendling, seviet, minoukatze, tinaling... Sheesh. I just like art! The more the better!

65) Favorite drawing style: I like a lot of styles. I'm not wild about chibi, but I don't hate it. Other than that--artist's call, man!

66) Love fanart of: I like all art (though less so with the heavily sexual art, which starts to all look the same after awhile). I'd like to see more Tonks art; I've liked what I have seen.

67) Fanart Pet Peeves: Remus with pointed ears. I mean, if he had a symptom that obvious, someone other than his roommates would have noticed.

68) Stick art: Okay. Sort of. Hey, even I can do stick art.

69) Shiny: What does this mean?

70) Anime/Manga style: Shrug. Like I said, however the artist wants to do it.

71) Realism: See above.

72) Cartoon: See above.

73) Gen or shipped: Gen, mostly, though if a ship is part of a scene illustration, that's cool too.


74) Blaise's gender: I don't even understand how this got to be a question. It's a bloody boy's name.

75) Tom Riddle's eye colour: Dark brown.

76) Luna fan: Love Luna.

77) OC's, done or not done: I tend not to like them for romance, simply because whenever that's done, it seems to me to become the focus of the story. And I definitely don't like some OC coming in and hijacking any part of canon. However, there are lots of places in the WW we don't know about, and they're populated by people we haven't met yet, so of course if you go there, you need OCs.

78) Liking Weasley ships with 'Flame' or 'Fire' in the name: No.

79) Weasley love: Love all Weasleys. Molly is one of my favorites.

80) Malfoy love: I sort of like Narcissa as one of the Black sisters, but Lucius and Draco don't interest me much.

81) Potter love: <3

82) Is Lucius really 49: Wha...? No.

83) Brilliant ship name (Don't need to ship it, though!): I like The Good Ship for R/H. And, though I hate the ship, I like Gin-and-Tonic for Ginny/Tom. It's cute.

84) Plain stupid ship name: Any of the Sn- names for Snape ships. "Snupin" and "Snarry" are particularly horrid.

85) Voldemort. Bald. Yes or no: I don't think he came out of that cauldron with a luxurious head of hair, no.

86) The power He-Knows-Not and the power that saved Harry is: Love.

87) Your view on Hufflepuff-ies: I think they have a lot of very important virtues, with the important weakness of not wanting to get involved right away.

88) Should Ron say 'Bloody Brilliant' more then once? Does he need to say it once?

89) Hermione. Pretty. Am I right?: In her own way, which is probably not the way that random guys on the street would turn their heads and wolf-whistle at her. But I bet she has cute dimples, and Ron loves her curly hair.

90) Best HP fanfic ever: So many I've enjoyed... and I'm blanking because it's asked. I like "Bones to Bones," "Moondance," "Not As a Last Resort," etc.

91) Rec the 2nd best, too: See above.

92) Did HP change your life dramatically: My real life? No. Although I have made some really good friends in the fandom, so that's a real life change.

93) Marauders. Like or dislike: LOVE!

94) Prongs, Moony, Padfoot or Wormtail: Moony. Wormtail interests me, Prongs is awe-inspiring, and Padfoot is finally growing on me, but Moony's been my favorite from PoA on, and will continue to be.

95) Could Lily have been an animagus too: I sincerely doubt it.

96) What animal Lily would've been: A snowy owl.

97) Did Harry pass his Potions' O.W.L.s: Yes, and with a better score than he expects. Neville, too.

98) Did Ron: Yes. No fun without Ron.

99) Is Harry going to die or will he survive: Since JKR said that no one has guessed what will happen and lots of people have guessed that Harry dies, I'll have to say he survives.

100) What gives you the most warm fuzzies in your stomach in the whole HP-verse: It's weird, but the warmfuzzy moment for me is on the train in PS/SS, when Harry first realizes that he has someone to share his food with, and that means the whole world to him. I love that kid!
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ashtur From: ashtur Date: July 24th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, thanks :) nice to even be mentioned in that context
From: arclevel Date: July 25th, 2004 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I had this whole thing filled out on my own journal, then LJ deleted it all while I was previewing. :-(

I'm rather amused/interested by how few of these I agree with you on.
jiminyc From: jiminyc Date: July 25th, 2004 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like "Bones to Bones," "Moondance," "Not As a Last Resort," etc.

Well, you can just consider my day made, thank you very much! :D

prettyveela From: prettyveela Date: July 25th, 2004 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey Fern

You and I share some of the same friends, so I friended you because I hear good thing about cha. I love your HP meme and I plan on doing it as well. Some of your answer cracked me up, I mean really, who gives a crap about Blaise? ha.

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