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Well, I'm ending my hiatus. First, I'd like to plug my paleontology blog if any of the readers are into that thing: http://davidsamateurpalaeo.blogspot.com/

Next, I'm getting back into writing. I stopped because I was never popular, never seemed to get the readership. Then I realized something: from the beginning, I wrote for myself. So I'm going to write for me. I'm going to take the stories my head creates and put them out on print, no matter if anyone cares or not. I was thinking about this, since I've got a cold and can't look for jobs or do much else.

So, right now I'm deciding on what to do next. I've got some Harry Potter stories, but in one case I don't know how to write the middle of it while having the climax down pat. I guess I'll do the others, and read the books while I do so.

I've been thinking of also finishing my self-insert Star Wars trilogy-I started it 12 years ago and I really should finish it.

There's been a Godzilla fanfic in my brain for a while-in fact, several ideas have come to mind. I could have fun with those.

Finally, there's an original fantasy idea I've developed over the past year. It's a big stretch for me, but it might be a lot of fun.

Whatever the choice, I will post the work here first.

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Right now, I don't feel like even typing. I came down with some weird virus last week, and my gums hurt so much I can't eat solid food. I'm going to try to make it to school today. I thought I had gotten better on Tuesday, but that didn't work out.

I can't concentrate on homework. I can't concentrate on recreational writing. I can't even pay attention to the same book for a long time.

I'm too frustrated by everything. There's just so much I am unable to do. I used up my allowance. No one seems to pay attention to my fanfics. I can't even keep my mind straight to do homework. I'm writing now just in an attempt to try to and in an attempt to wake myself up.
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See, I'm a member of many fandoms, but only a few of them I truly have investment in. Almost all fandoms have what TVTropes calls "a broken base" aka a critical issue that divides the fandom almost irreparably.

So, here are my opinions

Star Trek: Not enough experience, but I like both Kirk and Picard, and I can't really decide between them, as I like both of them.

Star Wars: I love the original trilogy, like the prequels (with some reservations), and hate the Expanded Universe (although I do like the tech books)

Batman: Not much experience, but I enjoyed the Silver Age and the Adam West series, and I hate Frank Miller in general

Indiana Jones: I liked Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Temple of Doom, but I acknowledge them as bad and very inferior to Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Last Crusade

Sean Connery is THE James Bond. I like Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan. I can't stand Daniel Craig

Godzilla: The Milennium series was an improvement over Heisei, but I only liked Godzilla 2000 and Godzilla vs Megaguirus. The others were very bad. Final Wars and All Monsters Attack were terrible (I'll write a comparative article on them later) . Destoroyah is a female, Kong and Godzilla fought to a draw, The Showa series was the best. Godzilla should be an anti-hero or destructive hero. He's going to save the day, but he doesn't care how many people die when they get in the way

Disney: I enjoyed King of Thieves and Lion King 1/2, but the rest of the sequels are absolutely awful

Horror: I like Lovecraft, the Twilight Zone, and Hitchcock. Slashers suck.

Transformers: I'd like to get into the series, but I have to say that both the animated movie and the recent live-action trilogy were some of the worst crap I've ever seen

Harry Potter: I'll try to keep it short: The first five books were great, the last two were terrible. Snape's a bad guy. I ship Neville with Hermione. It doesn't matter if Dumbledore is gay, but she should have put it in the books. The books are for both kids and adults. Rowling's interviews are not canon, and are awful anyway

Lord of the Rings: The movies actually improved on the books. I'm sick and tired of all the slash (seriously, one day I'm going to write some LOTR het). Balrogs have wings, but the one in Moria's had atrophied. Tom Bombadill is a Big Lipped Alligator Moment that has no business in the book.

Twilight: Sucks.

In case anyone is wonder, I do not care about Dr. Who. Yes, it looks good. No, I'm not interested.

Narnia: The first couple books were very good-Silver Chair, the Magician's Nephew, and, above all, the Last Battle were terrible

Simpsons: I like both new and old episodes

Clone Wars: I liked the cartoon. I hate the animated series. Ashoka Tano is the Wesley Crusher of Star Wars

Not interested in the Final Fantasy games. I love the music.

Sylvester and Tweety are the weakest Looney Tunes characters.
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I've been quiet for a while. School doesn't give me much time, and there's a lot of stress.

The other day I started thinking to myself. Why do I write? I look at this blog, and it's mostly romantic fanfiction about two particular characters. Why?

Is it to please an audience? Not really. I really don't think that many people look at this journal, and those who do aren't clamouring for me to write. I really don't think most people are going to bother.

Is it reflecting personal experience? Not my fanfics. I've had horrible experiences of heartbreak and frustration, and things don't look like they'd change anytime soon

Is it a personal fantasy?  I can't really say that it is; why would I write it down and share it to people? As much as I like the characters, I certainly wouldn't want to be in their shoes. I've never been discriminated against, or  been separated from my parents, or tortured,

Is it to practice as a career? I'm actually an anthropology major. I' have to learn how to write papers, and I'm terrible with them. I've got three research papers due in the next few weeks, and I'm so terrified of them I'm always procrastinating.

Is it to change people's minds? Maybe, I guess, but again, the series is over, most people have their opinions set, and again, most people aren't going to find this little journal.

Is it out of boredom? Not really. I've got a lot of homework, and have other little projects for myself. While I should make writing more of a hobby, it's not something I do every day, and I often get distracted with other things, so not really.

Alright, then, what is it? That's the problem. I don't know. I still write, and I will continue to write. It's just something I feel compelled to do. Maybe it's compensating for being a minority, maybe it's acting against my personal frustrations, maybe it's something entirely different. So yeah, I don't know why I write. Maybe I'm just crazy. I think it's a legitimate possibility.
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Title: Hermione gets an O
Universe: Harry Potter
Genre: Romance, PWP
Ships: Neville/Hermione
Rated : NC-17
Summary: The followup to "Neville Gets an O"
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.Originally posted here : http://twilight-sucks.livejournal.com/1584746.html

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Why are we focusing on Harry? He's not very interesting

I mean, this is what the first part of the year is like;

Harry: Ha ha ha! Isn't camping fun? There's Ron and Hermione. They're totally meant for each other and they're still bickering! That's so funny! I'm suddenly troubled. Where is my girlfriend? Oh, hello convenient girlfriend!


Neville: Hold the line! Make sure the injured are safe! Damn you, Snape, I'll see you hang for this! For Dumbledore! Come on, lads, give no quarter! Fight to the end! HOGWAAAAAAAARTS!

Back to Harry

Harry: Did I mention I was the Chosen One?

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Title: Potions Lesson
Universe: Harry Potter
Genre: Romance, PWP
Ships: Neville/Hermione
Rated : NC-17
Summary: Hermione. Neville. Late-night potions. Do the math :)
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As seen here http://hermioneville.livejournal.com/29658.html

Character(s): Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Minerva McGonagall
Genre(s): Romance, fluff, humor
Rating: G
Word Count: 3698
Summary: For Neville and Hermione, Valentine's Day at Hogsmeade is a new kind of experience.
Warnings: Very sugary.
Disclaimer: The characters, places, and overall world belongs to JK Rowling. No money is being made, and the events are strictly non-canon.
Author Notes: At first, I wanted to do this as a dramatic, angsty, character-building story, but it turned out a real marshmallow of a fic. I wanted to post this on Valentine's Day, but I didn't start writing until afterwards. I hope you enjoy it!
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Boy, after a great Easter, it feels good to have a day off. Mind you, I would prefer to have tomorrow off as my classes for that day are simply awful.

I've been watching a lot of movies in my spare time-
Ten Commandments; I went into historical nitpick mode, although if there was a man born to play Rameses the Great, it was Yul Brenner. I wound up rooting for the Egyptians through the whole movie.

The Wizard of Oz: still fun to watch, and I haven't watched it in years. It's a film that you should watch once a year, every year.

The Great Muppet Caper; is still my favorite Muppet film. I haven't seen Charles Grodin in any other movies, and this time I caught the cameos of Peter Ustinov and John Cleese (who are always awesome)

Life of Brian: I always watch it in Lent. This time I managed to fit it in Good Friday itself. Best biblical movie of all time.

Muppets 30th anniversary: A lovely little TV tribute from a long time ago.

The Best Worst Movie: One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. The only thing better than a retrospective on a great movie is one of a terrible movie. My favorite part is how the cast was as confused as the rest of us, and that the director and writer are absolutely insane. I'll never watch the movie the same way again. If anything, I'll be laughing even harder.


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