jlh: photo of old fashioned green typewriter keys (typewriter green)
Today I posted the bridge fic between EWFS and the sequel:
Entr'Acte: Harry/Hermione, Draco/Ginny, Pansy/Parvati, Seamus/Dean, Ron/Padma, 7100 words, PG-13. They won the war as teenagers, and now they're moving on with their lives as adults, but they're no longer headed in the same direction.
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Three recs:
  1. Yesterday my Pansy/Parvati story ended up on [livejournal.com profile] quibbler_report, which is for rare pairings, and one of the other fics was the completely adorable The Photo Album by [livejournal.com profile] mozarts_piano: Harry Potter finds a photo album in his son's apartment one day. (Teddy Lupin/James Sirius Potter, Harry Potter, PG)
  2. Thanks to certain people on my LJ and tumblr, I've been using the [livejournal.com profile] suitsmeme as bedtime reading and this is also completely adorable and very accessible even if you haven't seen much of the show: 'Til You Gave Out All Your Skin by [personal profile] mockturtletale. Hilarious.
  3. I'm pretty sure that I'm going to be adding [livejournal.com profile] emiliglia's AUBB fic The Greater Good to my delicious account very soon, but I haven't finished it yet. (That is, I read the end and then went back and I'm in part three, but you know, I read the ends of things.)


Anyone available in September to beta 20-25,000 words of Janice Rand/Christine Chapel 1920s Paris AU fic for STBB, please let me know.
jlh: photo of old fashioned green typewriter keys (typewriter green)
SO.

I am very nearly ready to start posting my sequel to EWFS and I'm trying to figure out how to do that. Not where, but how; the where will be the usual LJ/DW/AO3, plus FA and Fire and Ice, and crossposted to the deamus and the HH comms on LJ.*

The how, though. The sequel is about 56,000 words long in 10 chapters plus a 7000 word interstitial story that bridges EWFS and the sequel. I can't decide if I want to draw this thing out in parts, perhaps two chapters or so a week, or just give it to everyone in a lump. At the end it will be on AO3 in downloadable form, so there's that, but I can't decide if people like things in pieces or sort of hate them. And given that the fic is entirely completed now it could be posted all-at-once (you know, save the space restrictions).

Which of course means I'm making a poll! As some of you aren't into DW (sadface!) and/or making an open id, I'm putting the poll on both LJ and DW. (So yes, you can vote twice if you really want to, haha!) Oh, and I'm sneaking another question in there, too.

Poll #7663 on (my) harry potter fic
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


How should I post the sequel?

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All at once, since it's finished
4 (80.0%)

In chapters, a few times a week, since it's long
1 (20.0%)

In some other manner I will describe in the comments
0 (0.0%)

A while back I started this (totally self-indulgent) look back at my HP fic now that I'm nearly done writing HP. Should I continue it, in a shorter form?

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Yes!
4 (80.0%)

No!
0 (0.0%)

Something else I'll say in a comment!
1 (20.0%)

Your obligatory ticky boxes, sponsored by Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco Treat!

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Why aren't you working on your STBB? Hmmm?
0 (0.0%)

Femslash!
4 (66.7%)

Man this whole google+ name thing is some bullshit
3 (50.0%)

Oh yeah I got into Pottermore!
0 (0.0%)

I have so preordered that Jay Z-Kanye record Watch the Throne
0 (0.0%)

I'm all over that new PBS show about Daniel Striped Tiger's son. Awww!
0 (0.0%)

Your ticky boxes are not sufficient for what I have to say so I'm taking it to comments.
2 (33.3%)

Your band sucks.
4 (66.7%)



Thanks all!

*I am not posting to Portkey because I didn't find posting EWFS there last year to be a good experience, sadly. I got a lot of slash hate in my comments, even though I warned for slash, partially because I didn't warn specifically for the background Percy/Oliver and Sirius/Remus, and partly because people are jerks. It makes me sad because back in the Pumpkin Pie days, H/Hr was a very slash-friendly ship. I got very few anti-slash comments on my fic at FictionAlley, and this was back in 2002 when people warned for slash pretty regularly. I'm not going to take it down because whatever, but I'm not posting anything else there. If any of you H/Hr folks has another place to suggest, I'm all ears!
jlh: Crayola postage stamp (crayola stamp)
Friends, it's a gray day and I'm feeling indecisive. I'm getting preparations going for color war and thinking about rain boots and ticky boxes, so of course, a poll! With lots of things going on!

First, the color war. prelims and locations )

Also, I'm buying some Hunter boots--the short ones. boots and socks! )

Finally, in a previous poll many of you wondered what the whole "your band sucks" thing is about. It's the sarcastic final poll answer used on a music board in Boston that my BFF the rock drummer is on. I like it because there, it's obnoxious, but here, it's kind of surreal. But after all this time, and with the Idol polls retired, should I find a new ticky box answer?

vote in the poll! )

This poll is at both Dreamwidth and Livejournal, though not precisely crossposted. You can see the other entry here.
jlh: a still of Jason Bateman from the film Dodgeball (gents: Pepper Brooks)
So I'm ... going to Dragon*Con?

Yeah, clearly I'm surprised, too. I'm modding this comm, some of the other mods talked about going, and it snowballed. Most of the $$ will be the plane ticket. (Damn Jet Blue not flying to Atlanta!) (And I finally understand why everyone was like, "damn HP cons are expensive" because $80? Seriously?) I'm currently all about that Independent Film track. Anyway, yeah, let me know if you're going.

Meanwhile I'm thinking about doing this post about how Danny Williams is pinging the same spot in my heart that Leonard McCoy does. I'm generally pretty shy about talking about this sort of thing on LJ because I'm very self-conscious of the ways in which I don't do it like most fangirls, that is, it really isn't physical and all about the photos and all of that. In real life as well as in fannish life, I'm attracted to personalities very strongly, but looks I don't care about that much. It's a fandom: ur doin it wrong moment for me, so I don't talk about it often, but I'm trying not to be quite so reticent.

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


Would you be interested in a post that squees about the personalities of Danno and Bones?

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Personalities are totally squee-worthy!
6 (66.7%)

No pics, no squee. That's how fandom rolls.
0 (0.0%)

Honestly it's more that I'm not into the H50 thing/the Trek thing/the comparison thing
2 (22.2%)

I'm not into H50/Trek but maybe you can convince me with your personality squee!
0 (0.0%)

Your radio boxes cannot contain my feelings on this matter, but my comment below can.
1 (11.1%)

Obligatory check boxes are obligatory

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Roots : Black actors of the 70s :: Harry Potter : British actors of the 00s
4 (50.0%)

Neil Finn is god, and don't you forget it.
2 (25.0%)

I'm looking foward to that Aretha tribute on the Grammys this weekend.
2 (25.0%)

Your band sucks
1 (12.5%)

What is that "your band sucks" thing about, anyway?
3 (37.5%)

You know what sucks? These ticky boxes!
1 (12.5%)



Semi-crossposted due to the poll. You can vote here or in this entry on LJ.
jlh: Jan from Grease, smiling (Charming Jan)
Because as those of us who've been in fandom for a while have noticed, 'tis the season for hate memes and general wankery, so why not some love as well.

HOLIDAY LOVE MEME


That's my thread; where's yours?

In other news, I have a fic journal on DW, but not on LJ, for various reasons. And sometimes when I post fic I forget to link to it here on my DW journal. For those of you reading this on LJ it matters not, because I post fic there. But I guess I'm a little, I dunno. It's easy to get embarrassed about saying "hey I wrote a thing! go read it!" when you don't really interact with people fannishly, even though those people are totally in fandoms. I feel like on the one hand, anyone who wants to read fic is either on my LJ or following the fic journal ([personal profile] the_water_clock) so it's egotistical to post a link here. On the other hand, I often don't remember to follow other people's fic journals so I appreciate it when people say, "hey I posted a fic, it's over there." So, a DW poll.

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


When I post a story on my DW fic journal, should I make a link post here on my regular DW journal?

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Yes
11 (100.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

Maybe; I have a comment to make on this subject
0 (0.0%)



Thanks! Happy day!
jlh: Chibi of me in an apron with a cocktail glass and shaker. (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] ziggy1278 gave me his old 1G iphone when he got his new one, and I've been using it as an ipod touch for a little over a year now. My phone is dying and I'm due for a new one anyway (I have AT&T) and I'm trying to decide if I should activate this phone or just get a new free one.

Reasons why not:
1) It's a 1G and old, so it's super slow and kind of lame.
2) I don't think I've used it as an ipod touch to it's ultimate capacity. I only have one program on it (Stanza) and mostly use it to read ebooks and listen to music, and occasionally take pictures and check my mail when I can. Oh, and bring recipes into the kitchen.
3) My phone bill will be higher with the data plan.

Reasons why:
1) I'll only have to carry around one device, instead of my iphone AND my phone. And when the phone rings and I have my headphones on I'll still hear it.
2) Ring tones for people! Texting will be easier. I can send pictures on twitter or whatever.
3) Hey data plan, so I won't have to wander the earth looking for wifi hot spots.

Okay, the poll won't work with a crosspost, so they'll have to be separate. I'll link in a bit.
jlh: Clara Bow (It Girl)
So I had this recent online experience that I found exasperating in a very specific way, whatever, [livejournal.com profile] ali_wildgoose had to talk me out of it, and I'm thankful to her and also sorry that she had to do that, etc. And I thought, well, instead of bitching about it, I could do something useful, y/y? And who doesn't love a poll?

[Poll #1375823]

I say no shame because damn, them books is trashy but I gobbled them up over the course of ten years (as the newer ones came out).

Discuss! I looked up the minis on imdb, and I knew that Barry Bostwick was in a lot of them, but I didn't realize he was in that many of them. Gosh.
jlh: Chibi of me in an apron with a cocktail glass and shaker. (Default)
So I have a lot of writing that I'll be posting in the coming year: Fics that were never posted on this journal (mostly exchange fics), I do want to put EWFS here, and I have three chaptered fics coming soon. I decided against a fic journal, even with all this volume, because this is a fannish/media journal only, already, and besides, fics are cut and make for short and easily-skippable entries.

I'll have enough to post a fic or a chapter a week probably for all of 2009; at least, that's the goal right now. So my question is, which day should I choose? Friday-Saturday-Sunday are out for weekend reasons. Tuesday is out because of Idol recaps/polls. I'm worried about Monday because it might be a skimming-catch up day, but I'm going to put it in the poll anyway. Personally I like Thursday mostly because I don't teach that day, and so can do all my coding in the morning.

[Poll #1324179]

Thanks!
jlh: Chibi of me in an apron with a cocktail glass and shaker. (Clio Chibi)
Now that so many of you have voted in Friday's poll, I'll explain what I was thinking about when I posted it. And I must ask [livejournal.com profile] _lore, [livejournal.com profile] erinfinnegan, [livejournal.com profile] piperki, and [livejournal.com profile] conob: what makes me look like a sockpuppet?

Background information on Clio's paranoia for the win! )

In nicer news, I'm very excited to say that my new computer will arrive early this week! I will be able to once again do many things, like post itunes memes and make icons and watch videos and comment on the fics I'm currently reading on my iphone, and chat with you all in the evenings! In the meantime, I will post a meme from [livejournal.com profile] dreamerren and [livejournal.com profile] jm_cats that I actually can do without my itunes! [livejournal.com profile] jm_cats said "The beauty of music is that we don't all have the same interests" which is a wise, wise thing. And like that wise man, I have a thing for album cuts.

1. Post the names of 10 of your favorite musicians.
2. See who can guess which is your favorite song by each.
3. Once someone guesses right, bold that row and include the song.

1. Neil Finn (includes Crowded House)
2. Fiona Apple
3. Tori Amos
4. Snow Patrol
5. Kenna
6. Sam Phillips
7. Aimee Mann
8. Suzanne Vega
9. Prince
10. Heart

Happy Sunday!

Poll!

Dec. 12th, 2008 03:35 pm
jlh: Bennett Cerf smoking a pipe (Bennett Cerf)
Friends, I've been wondering about a few things, and I thought I might put up a poll. I'm not sure your answers to said poll will make me feel better--it's probably more my own neuroses that are making it tricky to put these issues into perspective--but hey, there's always trying.

[Poll #1314215]

Thanks!
jlh: Chibi of me in an apron with a cocktail glass and shaker. (Clio Dolly)
You guys? I have never been able to fill up the icons but I am just one icon away—or really, I AM full once I upload one of these beauties.

I posted this week about having this nice icon of Simon whispering in Ryan's ear and wanting the opposite. So the excellent [livejournal.com profile] consumedbywords sent me screencaps of Ryan whispering in Simon's ear the other week, and I have made three icons of it because I can't quite decide which crop I like best. Like all decisions I cannot make, I'm doing a poll! Also, anything you'd like to say in the comments would be helpful.

1. That off-center look that all the kids are doing. I kind of like the random light you can see in the opposite corner, too. Con: it looks a little like a manip, though it totally isn't!




2. Super close up! I like this because for me this pic is really about how their hair is almost touching. Con: The same manip problem, and the image might be a little blurry—maybe the crop should be a little looser?




3. Traditional look. Probably what I would have done without thinking. Ryan looks less like he might have been thunked in from some other picture, and you get more of Simon's chest which, you know, isn't all bad.




[Poll #1173843]

Yay icons!
jlh: Pink Ladies from Grease (Too Pure to be Pink)
A meme and a poll.

Girly meme, totally stolen from [livejournal.com profile] longtimegone because I need to spend a few minutes not contemplating the urbanization of Paris during the Second Empire.

18/99, so not particularly girly, no )

A small discussion on a friend's LJ leads me to ask these questions:
[Poll #939873]
Thanks!
jlh: Chibi of me in an apron with a cocktail glass and shaker. (mangaduran)
So why, you have asked, do I always use "your band sucks" as my random silly ticky box in polls?

My buddy C is active in the music scene in Boston and regularly visits a message board for Boston bands in which they use "your band sucks" as their own random silly ticky box. I like it because while in that context it has some meaning, in the context of my LJ it pretty much has none.

The "class" was just because I hadn't used it as part of another rant. You know, race, gender, sexuality, gotta have class in there someplace.
jlh: a still of Jason Bateman from the film Dodgeball (gents: Pepper Brooks)
To bring you up to date, in the last couple of weeks since I left my mother's house in Maine I:
  • Hung out on Cape Cod with [livejournal.com profile] ali_wildgoose and [livejournal.com profile] emsariel
  • Went to [livejournal.com profile] theoblack and [livejournal.com profile] blackholly's awesome New Year's party, which was followed by a gift exchange with good friends
  • Saw Evil Dead the Musical with [livejournal.com profile] bhanesidhe and her friend Simon (Val, he does have an LJ, right?)

I know I haven't been posting much over the past two months, which is mostly due to a horrible case of writer's block that has metastasized from schoolwork to fic to LJ posts to emails. I have thoughts but I keep stopping before I actually write them down. The rants you have been spared in the past two months includerace and geekiness, sexuality and slash, hegemony and fandom power, and gender and humor. )

As you can probably see, one of my ongoing issues with this journal is what its purpose is and who its audience is/should be. Most of you that I've friended are old pals from HP days, not to say that I've left those days behind because I very much haven't. But this journal has been about more than HP for quite a while now, and also hasn't been about my personal life since I created a personal LJ and decided that I wanted [livejournal.com profile] jlh to be as free of f-locked posts as I could make it. Also, I really don't want to post about school, and school eats my head on a fairly frequent basis. Not to mention that posts about my academic work not only would make everyone's eyes roll back in their head, but also feel inappropriate for this space (not to mention a little too personally identifiable).

For about a year now, I've been posting a lot about television and movies, which is fine, except that I'm not sure that other than American Idol I'm watching the TV y'all are watching, because I'm not a SF TV fan. An apologetic note about not liking speculative fiction, and not having an inner twelve-year-old boy. ) Now, this isn't about comments, because we none of us comment on everything that we liked reading, but more a vague sense that not a lot of you are watching Top Chef or Studio 60 and while everything I write isn't going to be profound I don't want to end up off the filter because I'm yammering on about not much. Also, you know, you just sort of get out of the habit and then it's like, why would anyone want to hear my thoughts on yaoi, anyway? So anyway, this is an incredibly apologetic post just to clear things out and get myself back in the swing of things, and today I'm going to poke at some fic to see if I can't get the juices flowing again, get kick started, so that sometime next week I will actually be able to, horror of horrors, get some fucking work done around here. I end with a poll, to make myself feel a little better after all that insecurity, and to reward you for sticking around through all of this, because you all rock, whether you ever comment or not. Seriously.
[Poll #901713]
jlh: Chibi of me in an apron with a cocktail glass and shaker. (Tim Gunn!)
Before I start, I just saw the new Gap ad where they take Audrey Hepburn's beatnik dance from Funny Face and edit it to AC/DC's Back in Black and I still don't know what I think about it.

PR spoilers and a poll. )

You know, the non-Magical Elves reality shows on Bravo aren't that great. Like, what was that show with the hair stylist? That was so lame. I know those producers did the gym show, "Workout" which was only really interesting thanks to the lesbian love drama of the gym owner and her insane biting girlfriend. Orange County Housewives or whatever? The only cool one was the now-slightly-rounded former Playboy model-ZZ Top Eliminator girl who now sells real estate and spoils her children, not only because she's still gorgeous 20 years and 40 pounds and two teenagers later, but also because it's interesting to see a person in that position who is still in her first marriage. And now they have on this Million Dollar Listing show and I don't know how much I care about that, either. Why would you be all, I'm a gay man and America sucks so I'm moving to Puerto Vallarta???!!!
jlh: Chibi of me in an apron with a cocktail glass and shaker. (Clio Slash)
Now that you've taken it, I'll reveal the real reason for this poll, since it comes down to one question: Do you assume that het shippers are "predictive" shippers? That was the question I was trying to answer. All the rest of the questions were really just demographics. Note that I called "stop" and worked through the numbers yesterday, when overall 240 people had answered the poll.


Part 1: Shipping. )

Part B: Canon Predictions? )

Part III: Discussion )

Huge thanks to everyone who voted and commented. The response was amazing, from all corners of the fandom, and I think really made it a poll that somewhat reflected fandom on LJ. Thanks again!
jlh: Chibi of me in an apron with a cocktail glass and shaker. (Clio Chibi)
I'm feeling a little glum, so I thought I'd post a possibly controversial poll about shipping!
I started thinking about this after reading some comments in [livejournal.com profile] musesfool's recent post in defense of het, and then particularly [livejournal.com profile] penknife's discussion of 'canonical relationships.' I don't want to talk about my thoughts quite yet (though some of you might be able to guess what they are based on what ships I write) because I'd rather hear yours!

Feel free to pimp this far and wide; I'm lucky to have both het and slash types from a few fandoms on my flist but the more the merrier. All discussion welcome in the comments. Anonymous comments are screened in this journal. Be good to each other.

Shipping and Canon: A Poll )
jlh: Jan from Grease, smiling (Charming Jan)
OMG I miss [livejournal.com profile] mistful already and she left two days ago.

So I'm at my freelance job and no one is giving me work and I just ate lunch and there is this big "thing" I'm trying not to think about and my workload from now until the end of the term is massive but do-able. I hate swanning in here and asking for stuff because it ain't that kind of LJ, but I'm sort of bored and not sure what semi-controversial thing I should post about just so I can have a lot of stuff to reply to. So hey, poll!

[Poll #730064]
jlh: Chibi of me in an apron with a cocktail glass and shaker. (Default)
The volleyball scene in Top Gun is a lot shorter than I remembered it being, but it still delivers. I wonder if there is some kind of timeline for gratuitous male nudity in popular film or if there is some sort of paper in that. hm.

So I just wrote some slashy smut, and I don't know where to put it, not being an PP member, and I'm thinking, should I start a fic LJ? Are there really people just here for the fic even though I don't post all that often? I mean, I'm working on some sequels for Swingers but that can go on [livejournal.com profile] hp_het_kink and [livejournal.com profile] erotic_elves; I'm also doing a challenge for [livejournal.com profile] erotic_elves, and of course I'm working on the EWFS sequel. On the other hand, a friend whom I know won't vanish (and I know where she lives) has offered me some webspace to post my story at, and there is always skyhawke. (By the way, an R-rated version of the EWFS sequel will be at FA no matter what.) So:

[Poll #550320]

Thanks again!

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