Harry/Draco Meet-up at Infinitus!
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EDITED TO ADD FINAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MEETUP:

Drarry Meet-up
Saturday, July 17, 5:00-7:30 PM
Royal Pacific Hotel, Java 1 Meeting Room

For anyone who has brought something to contribute to the goody bags or who just wants to come hang out with us and help stuff the bags, there will be a bag-stuffing party in my room at the Royal Pacific on Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 PM. PM me for the room number.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun trip!

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Let me just start off by saying that I am notoriously bad at updating this journal. I am the definition of a lurker. I read everywhere else and don't comment as often as I should. That said, I love this community and this ship. Therefore, a meet-up at the upcoming symposium, Infinitus, must happen. An awesome meet-up was held last year at Azkatraz (though for the life of me I can't remember who by), with fun, games and giveaways. I have been keeping my eyes open for something similar this year, and bookshop has the ball rolling!

So, here is the announcement:

An H/D meet-up will be held on Saturday, July 17th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The location is still being decided. As of right now, we have the meet-up room within the hotel reserved, but we can change it to Margaritaville if there is enough interest—OR if everyone wants to chip in 5-10 dollars, we can rent a private suite where we can order our own pizza and bring in drinks.

Please RSVP by responding to this post. Please let us know your name as it will be written on your Infinitus badge. Let us know your preference between the three options (meet-up room, Margaritaville, or private suite). Anyone who RSVPs by June 27 will get a goody bag full of H/D love (bumper stickers, temporary tattoos, buttons, necklaces, drabbles, H/D postcards, t-shirts, etc.) and a raffle ticket for a chance to win cool stuff. There will be a Name That Fic game, a drawing, and a good time for all!

This is also a call for volunteers. bookshop and I will be doing as much as we can, but anyone who would like to make/donate items for the goody bags and the drawing would be much appreciated. Please let us know if you are able and willing to help and, if so, what you would like to contribute.

If you don't happen to see this post until after June 27, no worries. You may not get a full bag, but we still want to see you there. Details of the time and location will be posted here before the symposium and will also be included in the meet-ups section of Infinitus' program booklet.

We hope to see you there!

Poll
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I have created a short poll to get a general idea of what makes a reader happy. The more people voting, the better, so have it at it!

Edit: I'm finding that a few important answers were left off the poll, and I'm not able to edit the poll at this point.  If you have an answer that doesn't appear on the poll, please post it in a comment, and the 'write in' answers will be tallied when the poll closes and included in the results.

Another Edit: It seems I have invented a kinky form of sex in traffic called graffic sex... I so wrote it that way on purpose.

Poll #1180132 Fiction Preferences
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 278

What genre(s) of fiction do you find yourself drawn to most? (check all that apply)

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Action/Adventure
0 (0.0%)
Angst
1 (0.4%)
Comedy
1 (0.4%)
CreatureFic
1 (0.4%)
Dark
1 (0.4%)
Drama
0 (0.0%)
Fluff
1 (0.4%)
General
0 (0.0%)
PWP
0 (0.0%)
Romance
5 (1.8%)
Tragedy
0 (0.0%)
SongFic
0 (0.0%)

Which rating(s) do you generally end up going for? (check all that apply)

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G
0 (0.0%)
PG
0 (0.0%)
PG-13
1 (0.4%)
R
2 (0.7%)
NC-17
17 (6.1%)

Which warning(s) usually turn you off a fic before you read it? (check all that apply)

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AU
2 (0.7%)
Beastiality
9 (3.3%)
BDSM/Graffic Violence
1 (0.4%)
Character Death
9 (3.3%)
Creature Fic
0 (0.0%)
Dark
1 (0.4%)
Fetish
1 (0.4%)
Het
3 (1.1%)
Major Fluff
4 (1.5%)
PWP/Graffic Sexual Content
0 (0.0%)
Rape/Abuse
4 (1.5%)
Slash
1 (0.4%)

How much does the summary of a fic influence whether you read it?

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not at all
3 (1.1%)
some
127 (45.8%)
very much
147 (53.1%)

Would you decide whether to read a fic or not based entirely on who wrote it?

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Yes
161 (58.5%)
No
114 (41.5%)

Would you decide whether to read a fic or not based entirely on who recommended it to you?

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Yes
139 (50.0%)
No
139 (50.0%)

How often do you review a story?

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Never
10 (3.6%)
Rarely
68 (24.5%)
Sometimes
95 (34.2%)
Often
91 (32.7%)
Always
14 (5.0%)

What makes you decide to review a story? (check all that apply)

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if I like it
36 (13.4%)
if I don't like it
0 (0.0%)
if I want to point out a problem
0 (0.0%)
if I know the author
4 (1.5%)
it just depends on the fic
64 (23.8%)

Does the POV the fic is written in effect how much you enjoy it overall?

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Yes, I only read fics written in third person if I can help it.
14 (5.1%)
Yes, I only read fics written in first or second person if I can help it.
0 (0.0%)
Not necessarily, but I do tend to stick with fics written in the third person.
86 (31.0%)
No, I'll read a fic written in any tense as long as it's written well.
177 (63.9%)

Does the tense a fic is written in effect how much you enjoy the fic overall?

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Yes, I'll only read fics written in the past tense if I can help it.
6 (2.2%)
Yes, I'll only read fics written in the present or future tense it I can help it.
3 (1.1%)
Not necessarily, but I do tend to stick with fics written in the past tense.
75 (27.1%)
No, I'll read a fic in any tense as long as it's written well.
193 (69.7%)

Do you follow works in progress?

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Yes, if a fic hooks me, I'll follow it to the ends of the earth!
105 (37.8%)
I try not to get sucked into works in progress, but if I find a good one, then yes, I'll follow it.
152 (54.7%)
I only read fics that are completed.
21 (7.6%)

How long is too long between updates before you lose interest in a fic?

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three days
2 (0.7%)
a week
11 (4.0%)
two weeks
22 (8.0%)
a month
44 (16.1%)
several months
68 (24.8%)
If it's good, I'll wait forever for an update.
127 (46.4%)

Where do you find stories to read? (check all that apply)

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Archives
6 (2.2%)
LJ Communities
2 (0.7%)
Rec Lists
2 (0.7%)
Other
2 (0.7%)

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Here's a manip I did a while back.  Was quite pleased with the way it turned out.  Not sure if anyone would be interested in using it, but if so, go for it (please credit)!


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Well, it's been quite a while since I posted, and I've never really posted regularly, but that's about to change.  Starting now. :-)  I've begun posting my Draco/Harry story, Before I Sleep, over at The Hex Files.

Before I Sleep
Chapter One: The Same Song
Summary: Six years after the war has ended, Harry finds himself in a pub every night, listening to a man play the piano, a man he'd thought was dead.  Draco plays, and he knows Potter listens. What he doesn't know is why Potter has never turned him in.
Words: 1106
Beta: Jackie
Rating: R

I'd also like to take a leaf out of southernwitch69's book and use this opportunity to recommend a fic I recently beta'd called Mixed Signals.  It's by a wonderful author named bemygoodday, and it's available to read at her journal and will shortly be posted at The Hex Files as well.

Update!
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Collide has been updated.  Chapter five is posted at TPP.

Summary: Hermione's having a hard day all around, and Draco has more than a few problems with her attitude.

Updates
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Potions Master For Sale has been completed and posted in its entirety at TPP.

Chapter Four -- Touching and Testing
Summary: The relationship progresses more, and Severus experiences that little monster called jealousy. There is a test, which proves testing in more ways than one, and Severus feels more apprehension about the upcoming birthday dinner.
Chapter Five -- Dinner and Deliberation
Summary: Severus meets the parents, and Hermione's mother brings up a touchy subject afterwards. How will they handle it?
Chapter Six -- Sold and Satisfied
Summary: The auction has finally arrived! Severus has something important to tell Hermione. How will she react, and where will it lead them? And what will the auction mean for their relationship?


A Living Hell has been updated to Chapter Three and will be updated regularly.

Chapter Three -- Equal Footing
Summary: Hermione is human too.

Fic Rec
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A really brilliant fic has finally been completed after a year of silence.  I am a staunch,  staunch SS/HG shipper with an occasional love for DM/HG, so for me to rec a fic that is not SS/HG or DM/HG is saying something.  But this fic is truly amazing, and I think it's worth reading no matter what your shipping preference is.

It's called Have You Ever by Lady Moonglow.  It's a Tom Riddle/Hermione fic.  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2406786/1/

Summary:  With the war looking bleak, the Golden Trio, Ginny, Draco, and Lavender go back to Tom Riddle's 7th Year to destroy Lord Voldemort once and for all. However, Hermione DIDN'T count on a shared common room, a curse, and a little thing called love.

This fic has had such a following that fans have made actual trailers for it on YouTube.  lol

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2cDv2fqZHjU

Updatie...
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Chapter 3 of Potions Master For Sale is up at TPP.  http://www.thepetulantpoetess.com/viewstory.php?sid=4881&i=1

Summary:
Severus and Hermione have their first misunderstanding, take their first steps toward getting to know one another, and make some plans.

Update
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Chapter 4 of Collide has been posted at TPP.   www.thepetulantpoetess.com/viewstory.php?sid=4873&i=1
 
Summary: Draco and Hermione are paired together in Transfiguration, and Draco takes the opportunity to pick a fight. Hermione isn't having it.

I also posted a requested fic for SW69 called One Regret Too Many.  www.thepetulantpoetess.com/viewstory.php?sid=4871

Summary: While sifting through the wreckage of his parents' home, Harry finds a letter of his mother's, written by Severus Snape. What does it say, and will it change anything?



Update!
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Chapter Two of Potions Master For Sale has been added at TPP.   http://www.thepetulantpoetess.com/viewstory.php?sid=4855&i=1

Summary: Severus needs Hermione's "help" on a project, and he decides to cut her in on the profits. What happens when a simple dinner meeting to discuss business turns into more?...

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