Do you think you'll update before October? Please don't feel pressured at all btw I'm just looking for a rough idea of when to check the site for the next chapter. Can't wait! I miss Clemence
I’ll be making a lot of racket when I’m nearly done, so you’ll be prepared when it is! I wish the 9-5 job wasn’t killing me—I just need a good streak of time to finish it, which I haven’t been able to get.
Once upon a time, there was an evil witch who cast a spell over Hogwarts. She wasn’t an ordinary witch; in fact, she was so far from ordinary that she made a career of it. She built an army, a whole kingdom even, for the heart of the prince. He was all she wanted, and she was anything but the same for him, but witches have ways of getting around such. With a dosed drink, she held his heart in her hands… until true love stepped in.
Winner gets to write the story. Let’s try again.
Once upon a time, there was an evil witch who had Hogwarts dancing at the stroke of her quill, universally hated from Tuesdays to Sundays and a beloved savior come distribution Mondays. She was respected, feared, and above all, unapproachable. She would have liked to stay that way.
Instead, she got saddled with a happily-ever-after."
About that update? Any time now...
uuuuuuuugh I knowwww, it’s always on my mind but it’s very easy to pass a day without writing more of it. I’m still going! :(
The first time
he looked at her
everything will burn"
Pre-infamous lake chapter au where drunk Al and Scorpius gOT IT ONNNN yes hello I am a big fan of your work
AU? ;) how kidding am i ha ha ha
All I’m saying is there’s a backstory related to this:
"I… um, learned to brew it." I can’t tell if his expression is one of mild disgust or extreme nervousness. "The antidote, not Amortentia. I mean, I learned that too because of Potions but I haven’t ever used it—or even thought about it! I mean, er—oh, here it is!"
and that Scorpius tells exactly one lie in that passage.
If I don’t get to explaining it in story, remind me later 8D I’ll give you that pre-infamous lake scene.
so i just reread your three major fanfics [game; etc. etc. (and life goes on); and and capers ensue], and i'm just squealing from all the adorableness in there. <33 please update etc./play soon? D':
forever trying to update ;A; I am also currently doing short pieces at hpedit with Julia because they don’t require long-term commitment, so that’s where all my interim writing is going.
omggggg i cannot believe you are writing OF im so excited i read and capers ensue and honestly it was so PERFECT like it was so perfectly structured some of the best hpfic ive ever read and i was like damn this girl needs to write a real book!! proud of u!! ok bye this is getting soppy and weird sorry ok bye
:3 thank you, anon! <333
plottwistandshout said: plot twist: Albus was a virgin, is still a virgin, eternally virgin, entire infamous lake chapter was in fact Clemence hallucinating
i plot twist your plot twist and shout: Albus doesn’t exist. Harry never won the war, never married Ginny, and never had chlidren. Clemence is Voldemort’s daughter. The entire story is happening in her snow globe.
But the real question is whether Albus was a virgin too at the time of the infamous lake chapter
Something I will leave to eternal speculation ;)
how do you make your edits? what do you use?
I just use Photoshop! I have a tutorial on some of my techniques here; if you’re getting started on graphics, The Dark Arts forum is a great resource :)
wand: clemence, al, appy, pickett, dom, scorpius (everyone eheheh)
I NEVER FINISHED ANSWERING THESE i will have to punish myself most grievously by smashing my head into a set of drawers. This one was the most fun too. I think question was, what would they be doing in the battle of Hogwarts.
Clemence would not miss the action for anything at first—pure curiosity and rubbernecking at the frays—until she sees her first dead body and the adrenaline leaves her and she’s sick to her stomach and runs straight for the dungeons.
But! Where are Dom and Pickett? They’re caught unawares, stuck outside where the fighting is, and end up staying to protect their housemates. Clemence can’t bring herself to go back without them, but isn’t courageous or reckless enough to go outside.
Thank god for Gryffindors. Albus is knocking out Death Eaters by the dozen in the Great Hall. Unfortunately, that makes him a bit of a target. He’s nearly hit with a hex when Clemence leaves her hiding place and counters it just in time.
then this bamf doodle becomes relevant again:
They’re surrounded but they match each curse with a counter-curse. Until one that Clemence spots at the corner of her eye, flying toward Albus. She shouts, extends her wand, and… counters it just in time.
But she doesn’t block the curse aimed at her.
She crumples. Albus disarms two distracted Death Eaters, picks her up in his arms, covers himself with a cloak, and runs behind a fallen pillar. She’s slashed across the middle, delirious from blood loss.
They’re able to hide until the battle is over. Albus has staunched her bleeding somewhat. When she comes to, she only mumbles, “Where’s Dom and Pickett?”
Albus who has been holding her hand, pressing down on her wounds, and watching the outside for the hours inbetween, only says, “I’m sorry.” because i am terrible and depressing
Oh, and Scorpius dies, too. He trips over some rubble going down the stairs. Head injuries are serious without immediate healer attention!
p.p.s. the battle of hogwarts is won when an horde of quirkers who think voldemort just needs true love to redeem his evil ways and is really good (and hot, more importantly) at heart mob him. They steal the elder wand (as a keepsake/trinket but you know, same effect) and that turns the tide.
I love your page thingy (you know, the one that says 'turn to page'). I really hope you get to 394 pages of your blog, because then it will say 'turn to page 394'. One another note, I absolutely ADORE etc. In your OF, are you going to have Pickett and Dom based characters, or would that be too close to your HP fic?
omg that would require 5910 posts (or 394 posts, I suppose, if I put one post per page). I don’t have that many posts in all of my tumblrs combined.
I think nearly all of the characters from etc the fic will make it into the OF! Definitely Pickett and Dom who both get upgraded roles. I want to explore Dom’s ambitions more, how she fulfills Clemence’s reputation better than Clemence. Pickett will more clearly be a subversion of the sidekick trope (he’s also Latino, more sidekick-subversion there). I’d also like to explore the three of them as a trio more, too.
If you still haven't come up with a name for OF!Albus, what about Aaron? Aaron Adler. (Aaron means Lofty, Exalted, or High Mountain.)
omg the amount of A’s in his name, APPY WOULD GO NUTS. The name Aaron is forever tainted to me b/c of Aaron Carter, unfortunately. I don’t put that much stock into name meanings (especially for very common names); mostly they have to just feel right to me, and then I can bs anything to justify using it 8D I love Violet for the potential alliteration (violent, vile, villainous Violet; plus the unintentional blending with Marigold). Albus’ new name will likely be a very obvious allusion to something else because I’m not one for subtlety. At this rate his name is Noah because I can’t be arsed to think of something else, and this is what ends up happening :D
You should check out all the photos Tyler Shields took of Jenna Ushkowitz. Some of them are in fact pictures Violet and OF!Albus.
I think I’ve seen them before! Tyler Shields is kind of sleazy though, so I stay away from his photos. Also Jenna is Korean, not Chinese :(