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Apr. 7th, 2008


Ok, so, remember that H/G fic I posted recently (Spaces Between)? Well, I rated it "teen(ish)" because 1) there are no graphic descriptions of violence or sexuality; and 2) no one actually gets raped (groped unwillingly, yes; raped, no--to be even more clear, there is no unwilling, forced penetration at all). Now, I get this from one of the validators at HPFF:

Notes from Validator:
Apr 6,08 - For the implied sexual assault, this story will need to have a MATURE rating, and the warning STRONG VIOLENCE. As well, for the sexual content, the warning SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE will need to be added. -- PropMaster

Personally, I think a Mature rating (as opposed to 15+, which is what I originally rated it on HPFF) for Spaces Between is overkill. I mean, it's nothing I haven't seen in a PG-13 movie.

I did what the validator wanted, but I still disagree with it.
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Apr. 3rd, 2008

Spaces Between

Author: [info]brimac13
Title: Spaces Between
Rating: Teen-ish (mild sexuality)
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Neville/Ginny friendship, implied unrequited Severus/Lilly
Summary: She decides then and there that this is the way she wants to spend the rest of her life—waking up in Harry’s arms.
Warnings: borderline Emo-Angst, allusion to rape, canon
Words: 1,660
Note(s): This story is non-chronological. That is, the segments aren’t in chronological order. This is the first thing I’ve written that isn’t in chronological order, so I’m a little nervous about it. Also, this fic has not been beta-read.

Spaces Between )

Feb. 5th, 2008


I must be behind the times, because I just got wind of SIYE's new set of rules: (copied and pasted from here)

PUBLICATION ON SIYE IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT! Therefore, you should be aware that your story may be refused on plot, characterisation or other grounds if it is determined to be incompatible with SIYE's aims.

In particular, Harry and Ginny should be plausibly in-character; you're writing about them, not original characters who happen to have the same names. The characters don't belong to the writer, but to JKR. The SIYE Staff has an obligation to treat them respectfully.

The following are a few examples, please keep in mind they are not all inclusive:

• JKR's Harry is not a drug user, so you can't write a story about him being one.

• The Golden Trio don't go out at night binge drinking so you can't make them out as drunks.

• Ginny doesn't shag every guy in her year, so don't make her out to be excessively promiscuous.

What exactly is "excessively promiscuous"? Does it mean having sex before marriage? Or sex with more than, say, five people before marriage? Or just sex with upwards of ten partners? I'm just curious. This, of course, makes me wonder if other people feel that certain activities should be excluded from Harry Potter fanfiction to keep the characters as in character as if JKR had written it.

ETA: In order to avoid some confusion, I do not agree with the SIYE owners/mods here. I think the idea of there being restrictions on fiction absurd. (What's that one rule? You know, the "if it exists, there is porn for it" one...Well, it can kind of be applied here in "if it exists, there is fanfiction for it".) The only reason I even made this poll (well, these polls) is because there are people on SIYE that agree. And I don't think it necessarily comes from being a H/G shipper. Because I'm a die-hard H/G-er and I don't agree, and there are others on the site that don't agree as well.

So, a poll:
Behind a cut because it's lengthy )
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Dec. 13th, 2007

Wood type: holly
Length: 11 inches
Core: Dragon Heartstring

get your own wand!

From the "Learn More About Your Wand" section:

Holly )

Dragon Heartstring )
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Dec. 11th, 2007

Quiz Time!

You are a Sorceress!

Take the "How Do You Use Magic?" test! Written by Brimo

As a completely unrelated aside, I squee every time I look at my icon! *points* Whee! H/G is so love!

Um...you guys who don't think so can just ignore it. K?

Oct. 21st, 2007

Dumbledore is...gay? Huh. That's new.

(See subject line.) I've been informed by those "I love my dead gay headmaster" (which, initially, confused the hell out of me...my first thought was, "Oh, they're talking about Snape and completely denying his oh-so-heterosexual love for Lily...idiots.") and, of course, Fandom Wank (and the Newsweek article linked therein). But, after the initial shock has worn off, I like the idea. It adds a whole lot of character depth (not that there wasn't an abudnace already) to Dumbledore. It also shows how he was able to pull off some of those robes he wore...

On another note, I've started reading the Blood series by Tanya Huff. I like the tv adaptation (Blood Ties airing on Lifetime at 10:00 pm CT on Fridays), so I figured I'd like the books. And, so far, I do.

Aug. 31st, 2007

Random About Fandom: Revised Edition!

Because the first list wasn't quite complete enough (and I noticed a few more annoying/implausible things), I bring you: Random About Fandom: The Revised Edition! )

Aug. 16th, 2007

Random About Fandom

Because I'm boooored, I'm going to post a list of various things about fandom that I find either annoying or implausible--or both, actually. As a precursor, this list is meant to be funny, not to offend. So, if I happen to upset your sensiblities, I'm sorry. I think I might have upset some of my own...

Random About Fandom )

Aug. 14th, 2007

HP Shipping Icons: Canon and Fanon

More HP shipping icons, with ships from both canon and fanon.

Love )

--Comments are welcome.
--Credit is a must ([info]brimac13).
--Hotlinking is evil.

Aug. 13th, 2007


Title: Years
Rated: Completely Un-Naughty
Summary: Events from Ginny Weasley's perspective over the years she's known Harry Potter.
Pairings: Harry/Ginny (and other Deathly Hallows canon pairings)
Word count: 1,138
Note: I began writing this Pre-DH and finished the last two sections after reading DH, so THERE ARE SPOILERS! One-shot.

Years )

Beast of Burden

Title: Beast of Burden
Author: [info]brimac13
Rating: Not Naughty
Pairings: Canon (Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, and Lupin/Tonks)
Spoilers: None really.
Summary: Drunk karaoke love.
Word Count: Around 1,052, counting the lyrics.
Disclaimer: I don’t own anything HP related nor do I own Beast of Burden. The former belongs to J.K. Rowling while the latter belongs to the Rolling Stones. Also, the lyrics were taken from Sing365.com.
Author’s notes: This is a songfic, but only because of the karaoke. It also takes place sometime after Hogwarts. And, yes, I am aware that this has (probably) been done before, but, no, I’m not actively plagiarizing. Also, this hasn’t been beta read as it’s just a silly drabble.

Beast of Burden )

Friend Of Mine

Title: Friend of Mine
Rated: Rather Naughty
Summary: Ginny Weasley’s life is about to be turned upside down.
Word count: 3,291 (according to Word, that is)
Characters/Ships: Seamus/Ginny, past Draco/Ginny, Harry/Ginny, Seamus/Dean
Notes, etc.: This was written for the sorting__hat End of Term Challenge, the requirements being one het pairing, one slash pairing, a scene set at the Hogwarts’ lake, and over 600 words. The title comes from an Eve 6 song and the entire fic was "inspired" by several other Eve 6 songs (among them "Showerhead" and "On the Roof Again".)

[Just so you know, which you probably already do anyway, I don't own this. At all.]

Friend of Mine )


Author: [info]brimac13
Title: Jealousy
Summary: Too much studying and not enough relaxing can sometimes ever-so-slightly unhinge a person.
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Mostly fluff with a speck of angst
Word Count: 596 (so says Word)
Notes/Warnings: Massive thanks go out to antosha_c for being awesome and beta reading this fic for me.

This was written for the 3rd wave ficathon at hpgw_ficafest on livejournal. My challenge was: Michael Corner (Student/Professor in the Library)/ Scene from canon: the chocolate in the library scene on pages (in the US, paperback edition) 654-656 of OotP.

Jealousy )

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