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Okay, I am a genius. I'm sure this has also been done before, but shut up. I'm SMRT.

So, for reasons that probably don't need to be explained (or, well, better not have to be because I really can't right now), I was thinking last night about how much one could condense and compress the core story of Harry Potter - and specifically, could one get it down to a drabble?

Well, I couldn't quite manage 100 words, but I think I did a pretty good job with 200. It could be tweaked, I'm sure.

Mind you, this is pretty bare-bones - no subplots, no explanations, no characters unless they're absolutely integral. Okay, one or two things because I had room. (The really bare-bones version is 150 words!) But here, for your amusement, is my open beta double-drabble on Harry Potter:


Harry Potter lived in a cupboard until age 11. He learns he’s a wizard whose parents were murdered by Voldemort, who is not quite dead. Voldemort tries to reincorporate during Harry’s first year at wizarding school, but fails because he can’t touch Harry. In year two, Harry also destroys a diary containing a past echo of Voldemort. In his third year, Harry learns that his godfather Sirius was framed and the man responsible, Peter Pettigrew, has been hiding ever since. Harry helps Sirius, but Pettigrew also escapes and helps Voldemort return. This breaks the enchantment protecting Harry from Voldemort’s touch. Harry realizes he can see Voldemort’s thoughts, but Voldemort tricks him into thinking Sirius is in danger. Harry tries to rescue Sirius but Sirius falls through a curtain and dies. Harry then learns from Dumbledore that Voldemort separated fragments of his soul into Horcruxes, like the diary. Dumbledore assigns Harry the task of finding and destroying the others. He does. Meanwhile, Voldemort searches for a magic wand that will make him invincible. Neville kills a snake, Voldemort kills Harry, which busticates the Harry-horcrux, but Harry comes back and wins because Voldemort grabbed the wrong wand. The End. Epilogue? What Epilogue?


Thank you, ladies and gentlemen! I'll be here all week. Tip your waiters!

Comment with your own versions! HP in 200 words or less!
gwendolyngrace: (Made of Awesome)
Okay, I am a genius. I'm sure this has also been done before, but shut up. I'm SMRT.

So, for reasons that probably don't need to be explained (or, well, better not have to be because I really can't right now), I was thinking last night about how much one could condense and compress the core story of Harry Potter - and specifically, could one get it down to a drabble?

Well, I couldn't quite manage 100 words, but I think I did a pretty good job with 200. It could be tweaked, I'm sure.

Mind you, this is pretty bare-bones - no subplots, no explanations, no characters unless they're absolutely integral. Okay, one or two things because I had room. (The really bare-bones version is 150 words!) But here, for your amusement, is my open beta double-drabble on Harry Potter:


Harry Potter lived in a cupboard until age 11. He learns he’s a wizard whose parents were murdered by Voldemort, who is not quite dead. Voldemort tries to reincorporate during Harry’s first year at wizarding school, but fails because he can’t touch Harry. In year two, Harry also destroys a diary containing a past echo of Voldemort. In his third year, Harry learns that his godfather Sirius was framed and the man responsible, Peter Pettigrew, has been hiding ever since. Harry helps Sirius, but Pettigrew also escapes and helps Voldemort return. This breaks the enchantment protecting Harry from Voldemort’s touch. Harry realizes he can see Voldemort’s thoughts, but Voldemort tricks him into thinking Sirius is in danger. Harry tries to rescue Sirius but Sirius falls through a curtain and dies. Harry then learns from Dumbledore that Voldemort separated fragments of his soul into Horcruxes, like the diary. Dumbledore assigns Harry the task of finding and destroying the others. He does. Meanwhile, Voldemort searches for a magic wand that will make him invincible. Neville kills a snake, Voldemort kills Harry, which busticates the Harry-horcrux, but Harry comes back and wins because Voldemort grabbed the wrong wand. The End. Epilogue? What Epilogue?


Thank you, ladies and gentlemen! I'll be here all week. Tip your waiters!

Comment with your own versions! HP in 200 words or less!
gwendolyngrace: (Quibbler)
I got an email today from someone who has created this resource:

Werewolf Act of 1947

It's heavily based on my "Regulations of the Ministry," which I wrote back in, um, 2002? Yeah. Before Order of the Phoenix and Tonks and any of that stuff. I LOVE the formatting, and it looks like many of the changes she made to the documents make *a lot* of sense based on the new information we got in the later books.

It's wicked cool!


(Also, one of the guys in "Fiddler" is a big fan of [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge's. And loves "Stealing Harry." And HATED Deathly Hallows. How awesome is that? (Of course, he's about 24. Sigh. I'm sooo ooooollllld.))
gwendolyngrace: (BigGayWerewolf)
A few days ago, I got a message some someone looking for this fic. It was previously up on Azkaban's Lair, which sadly is gone from the intarwebz.

Since I didn't have it archived really anywhere else, I'm posting it here for y'all. So [livejournal.com profile] hogwartshussy, this is for you!

Title: Puppy Love 1/1 (A sick ficlet)
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: SB/RL
Disclaimer: I won’t make any money off this (I hope) and the characters belong to JKR (please forgive me for what I’ve done to them)
Archive: Go right ahead, but let me know
Notes: A few days before I wrote this someone asked (sorry, I don’t remember who) why people always cast Remus as the “girl.” For some reason, that little comment inspired in me the image of Sirius in a dog collar….hence this PWP.
Notes continued: Explicit BDSM, lots of references to bestiality. “If we offend, it is with good will.”
Feedback: Sure.


Puppy Love (1/1) )
gwendolyngrace: (broken)
a href="http://yuletidetreasure.org/archive/64/afterwards.html">Afterwards: an epilogue to Dead Poets' Society.

Have your tissues handy - but in a good way.
gwendolyngrace: (Default)
Can anyone out there do a quick beta on a Burn Notice fic? It's pre-series and not in Miami.

Mainly I just need to know if it's as boring as I think it is. ;^D
gwendolyngrace: (Younger John)
Title: Wouldn’t It Be Nice? (1/1)
Author: GwendolynGrace
Genre: Het, Pre-series
Characters: John/Mary
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 1,680
Warnings: Um… sex? Between not-yet-married people? Trying to be quiet?
Summary: John can’t wait until they don’t have to sneak around anymore.
Disclaimer: Characters from WB/CW and Eric Kripke. Not mine, just my playground.
Author’s Notes: This is [livejournal.com profile] eloise_bright’s fault. She wrote a Sam/Jess thing a while back and it inspired this parallel scene. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] charis_kalos for the beta! (Title is from the Beach Boys song.)



Amarillo, TX - August 1976 )
gwendolyngrace: (John profile)
I'm *really* curious.

[Poll #1150203]

This isn't going to change anything, btw. The fic is *written* and while the beta process may still change some of the draft, as do my obsessive re-readings of the text while I'm working on it, the creature is the creature, the plot is the plot, the pace is pretty much fixed, and basically, I'm not going to rewrite based on this. I'm just.... *really* curious.

I'm also screening the comments so people don't have to worry about being spoiled on their (or others') guesses.

And I really have to go to bed.


ETA: On with the Show (Chapter 10)
gwendolyngrace: (PA!Dean by Sheepy_Hollow)
Finished the ASOIAF fic for Yuletide. Didn't even bother to have it beta'd - just re-read it quickly for grammar and sent it off. It's uploaded here:

The Art of Dining

And it's not awful. It's not particularly good, but it fulfills the request, so yay. Go me.

Back to SPN now! Which is good, because I've got two more plot bunnies as of this weekend.

Four comments have trickled in about my Sandman fic - all very positive. But I'm greedy; I want more! I know, I know, it's LONG. Gotta be patient. To quote Inigo Montoyez, "I hate waiting." BTW, for Sandman peeps who don't know SPN, you also don't need to know Supernatural. So read it.

It's only 11:20 and I don't feel like going to bed, but I feel like it's late. It's because it's Sunday. But no work tomorrow. Yay.
gwendolyngrace: (KlingonSnape)
Dear Gwen:

Don't ever buy Hamburger Helper again. Really. I mean it. Use up the ones you have if you must, but you really shouldn't get any more. Like Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and Spaghettios, this is something you no longer ever, ever need to buy.

Kthxloff,

Your Stomach


Meanwhile, I'm in a personal crisis of sorts over AUness. Some of you may know that I have a Lucius backstory, a Snape backstory, and some other snippets flowting around on my hard drive, that have never yet seen the light of day, much of the background for which was laid during the writing of HMSS and developed long before "Order of the Phoenix," to say nothing of "Half-Blood Prince." Since the gulf between canon and my backstories has grown to a rather sizeable chasm, yet in many ways, I like my own scenarios Just Because, I've got major urges to just go ahead and put it all out there (probably here first, for some open beta, if nothing else).

But how AU should I go? Should I make any attempt to comply with any canon at all? For example, there are things I simply *won't* be changing, due to my storyline: Lucius will be 7 years older than canon-Lucius; for symbolic reasons, his father's name is Lazarus, not Abraxas; Narcissa will not be a Black; Bellatrix does not exist in anything like that format; my Lestrange boys have always been cousins, not brothers (though I'm very proud that I did figure there was another male Lestrange in addition to the married one).

But should I bother to canon-comply on things that don't matter to the story, like making Slughorn the potions prof and Head of Slytherin? Should I alter Molly's maiden name to make her a Prewett? Would it make the story slightly more acceptable, or would it simply be all the more jarring where I had veered well away from canon (before canon was ever revealed)?

The same principle applies to the Snape fic. I won't be using Tobias, and his mother's name was never important to me; the whole point of the AU-ness is the difference between my picture of his childhood and JKR's, so his heritage is a pretty firm point. But should I incorporate the book? Should I move them from London to Cradley Heath (heh. Thanks Jenna!)?

How AU is *too* AU, now that we know what canon says?


Or should I just swallow it, since they've never seen the light of day, and somehow figure out how to turn them to something original? (Which would be sorta difficult, considering)

Fic post!

Jul. 12th, 2005 01:52 pm
gwendolyngrace: (Quibbler)
About three weeks ago I mentioned pouring out some reactionary fic about Remus at the end of OotP.

Well, I've re-read it and it's come back from one of my two editors and it apparently doesn't suck, so I'm posting it in order to get it out there before Friday's event.

I originally called this "Stone Soup," which I thought was a crap title, and a trifle too obscure.

Title:The Fall that Kills You
Rating: PG-13, possibly even PG
Summary: Two perspectives: Remus's reaction in the cleanup of events at the Ministry, and Snape's unusual discovery a couple days later.
Disclaimer: No copyright infringement intended.
Author's Notes: I feel fairly certain that these guys are more mine than JKR's at this point, anyway. The fissure between the books and my private universe grows ever wider....
Archive: Drop me a line first, but be my guest.
Wordcount: 3220

The Fall that Kills You Part One: A Tattered Veil )

~*~*~*~

The Fall that Kills You Part Two: An Unorthodox Bedtime Story )

Fin.
gwendolyngrace: (KlingonSnape)
So I bought a television, finally. Spent a little more than I intended, but this one has a DVD player built in! I've also cleaned all day and done about a quarter of the last day of Pennsic transcription. Productive me.

People are wibbling to varying degrees about the way they wear their patriotism (I wear mine by cleaning and catching up on email, typing, and Girl Genius, so that's how extroverted I am about it), but I thought I'd celebrate by posting this. It's the first chapter of a silly, unbeta'd crossover fic. Happy Independence Day, Americans.

Title: The DADA Wing
Rating: PG-13 to R
Summary: Severus Snape is less than impressed by the newest Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter world and characters are the property of JK Rowling. The West Wing characters were created by Aaron Sorkin and are copyright NBC television. This story is not intended to infringe on those rights. Have fun!
Author's Notes: You don't have to follow The West Wing or Harry Potter to appreciate this fic, but it helps. I have not been following The West Wing this season, either, so don't expect canon complicity. Also - Woe. I've lost my list of "S" names to call Snape. Suggestions welcome, no guarantee I'll use them.

Chapter One )

Any good? I figure this is worth at most maybe a chapter or two more; after that I don't think it will continue to work. Yeah, I've no idea where this is going. Unfortunately it's one of those things that needs a real clear stopping point. Humour's like that. Ahem, suggestions welcome, no guarantee that I'll use them.

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