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Bsk

New member
Hey everyone!

I can't believe I haven't posted an introduction yet. I'm bsk and am currently working on a next gen fic (JSP/OC). I originally started writing it because I didn't find enough diversity in terms of JSP/OC's and am so appreciative of every response and reaction it's gotten.

HPFF has been such a huge part of my life especially in high school when I was suffering from the biggest HP hangover if that makes sense haha. I was super sad the books ended and was thrilled to find that people were keeping the stories and adventures of most of my favorite characters still going in the form of this site. I'm so happy the site is up and running and really appreciate the hard work you guys have been putting in to maintain it!

I can't wait to read what everyone's working on because even though I have soooo much studying and work to catch up on, I still find myself being sucked into the wonderful vortex that is HPFF! But yeah I love reading and leaving reviews so don't hesitate to let me know what you're working on :)
 

Ashley Marie

Admin
Staff member
Hi!

My name is Chele and I’m thrilled that the forums are back online! In the last few years, I’ve moved halfway across the country and I got a new job!

I’m looking forward to finishing CTWM this year if it’ll cooperate.

:)
Congrats on the move and the job. Here's to a great year within our forum. Thanks so much for being here!
 

Ashley Marie

Admin
Staff member
Hi all, most people online refer to me as 'Legion' but I prefer Lia. I found this site from a link on reddit.

I've been sorted into Ravenclaw by Pottermore but most of my favourite characters to read about are in Slytherin, though my absolute favourite character is probably Hermione. (But I am a Ravenclaw, truly.) I'm 28 and I live in Canada. According to Pottermore my Patronus is a ginger cat, which seems oddly accurate, as cats are my favourite animals and I'd own about 50 if I wasn't allergic. (Okay, I'd more likely own 2, but just the idea of drowning in a puddle of cats is appealing.)

I've been reading Harry Potter fanfic for over 10 years, and I started writing my own this year. I hope to find other people to talk to about writing fanfic--the fic I'm working on at the moment is my most ambitious writing project to date, and it's been a rollercoaster of emotions.

Outside of writing and cats I like kpop, and eating novel and exciting foods. On my bucket list is to eat strawberry kakigoori and an authentic chip butty in their home countries.
Hi Lia, we're so happy to have you here with us. I'm excited to see what fanfiction you've been writing and what you'll bring to our forum. I think it's so cool that you enjoy eating exciting foods. That's such a cool thing to do. The most exciting eating I've ever done is at Epcot at Disney haha.
 

Ashley Marie

Admin
Staff member
Hey everyone!

I can't believe I haven't posted an introduction yet. I'm bsk and am currently working on a next gen fic (JSP/OC). I originally started writing it because I didn't find enough diversity in terms of JSP/OC's and am so appreciative of every response and reaction it's gotten.

HPFF has been such a huge part of my life especially in high school when I was suffering from the biggest HP hangover if that makes sense haha. I was super sad the books ended and was thrilled to find that people were keeping the stories and adventures of most of my favorite characters still going in the form of this site. I'm so happy the site is up and running and really appreciate the hard work you guys have been putting in to maintain it!

I can't wait to read what everyone's working on because even though I have soooo much studying and work to catch up on, I still find myself being sucked into the wonderful vortex that is HPFF! But yeah I love reading and leaving reviews so don't hesitate to let me know what you're working on :)
Welcome to the forum, we're so excited that you're here. I love that interaction/responses are so important to you as a writer, that's something we'll definitely be building on, as I told you a little bit earlier.

I'm happy you've found a place that helps with the HP hangover I think all of us still feel to this day haha.

Heres to an exciting year here!
 
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darsynia

Member
Hi!

My name is Chele and I’m thrilled that the forums are back online! In the last few years, I’ve moved halfway across the country and I got a new job!

I’m looking forward to finishing CTWM this year if it’ll cooperate.

:)
Hi Chele! Congrats to your new job! I hope you will find it's both an exciting opportunity and in some ways a relaxing endeavor. We will take our excitement in entertainment form, not necessarily in our everyday lives! I say that as a mom of three, though, so your mileage may vary ;)
 

darsynia

Member
Hey everyone!

I can't believe I haven't posted an introduction yet. I'm bsk and am currently working on a next gen fic (JSP/OC). I originally started writing it because I didn't find enough diversity in terms of JSP/OC's and am so appreciative of every response and reaction it's gotten.

HPFF has been such a huge part of my life especially in high school when I was suffering from the biggest HP hangover if that makes sense haha. I was super sad the books ended and was thrilled to find that people were keeping the stories and adventures of most of my favorite characters still going in the form of this site. I'm so happy the site is up and running and really appreciate the hard work you guys have been putting in to maintain it!

I can't wait to read what everyone's working on because even though I have soooo much studying and work to catch up on, I still find myself being sucked into the wonderful vortex that is HPFF! But yeah I love reading and leaving reviews so don't hesitate to let me know what you're working on :)
Hi bsk! I missed it too, for sure! I remember I would read people's stuff I wasn't even necessarily interested in just cause I liked their forum posts, or respected their opinions on stuff, and I ended up enjoying stories I'd never have clicked on otherwise. I hope we can build up some of that again, now that some of us are older and we have some new blood!

I haven't been able to get into any of the next gen characters at all yet, so I'm glad to hear someone on the fourms writes it! I write a lot of Remus, Sirius, and Hermione stuff, but the story I'm writing right now is super niche, it's a Sirius/OC, Remus/OC story that spans multiple years of the books, starting at the end of PoA. The kind of thing you don't read unless you like the author or were already into OC fics. I'm actually frustrated with it in some ways because I'm coming up with some great character stuff and plot changes (technically it's a self-insert style fic, though the OC is not really me, but she is a book fan) but I feel like people won't get to them because they won't want to read OC. Oh, my brain, why do you do this to me! haha. So yay for other OC writers! SOLIDARITY!

I want to encourage you (and anyone else reading this) that if you have a pairing you enjoy and you want to talk about it, go ahead up to the pairings subforum and suggest it. I think they only haven't put every pairing in there yet because they're looking for direct writer encouragement to (and I haven't read enough next gen to know the fanon for them yet, so I sympathize).
 

Bsk

New member
Hi bsk! I missed it too, for sure! I remember I would read people's stuff I wasn't even necessarily interested in just cause I liked their forum posts, or respected their opinions on stuff, and I ended up enjoying stories I'd never have clicked on otherwise. I hope we can build up some of that again, now that some of us are older and we have some new blood!

I haven't been able to get into any of the next gen characters at all yet, so I'm glad to hear someone on the fourms writes it! I write a lot of Remus, Sirius, and Hermione stuff, but the story I'm writing right now is super niche, it's a Sirius/OC, Remus/OC story that spans multiple years of the books, starting at the end of PoA. The kind of thing you don't read unless you like the author or were already into OC fics. I'm actually frustrated with it in some ways because I'm coming up with some great character stuff and plot changes (technically it's a self-insert style fic, though the OC is not really me, but she is a book fan) but I feel like people won't get to them because they won't want to read OC. Oh, my brain, why do you do this to me! haha. So yay for other OC writers! SOLIDARITY!

I want to encourage you (and anyone else reading this) that if you have a pairing you enjoy and you want to talk about it, go ahead up to the pairings subforum and suggest it. I think they only haven't put every pairing in there yet because they're looking for direct writer encouragement to (and I haven't read enough next gen to know the fanon for them yet, so I sympathize).
Ahh! I love Sirius/OC's please let me know if you've written anything on hpff and I'll def check it out during my study break. OC solidarity! It's hard to put yourself out there and share your work so I definitely feel you on that one! Ugh I feel the turmoil you're going through on an emotional level, writing OCs can be hard!! But like I said before definitely let me know the name of the story and I'll absolutely share some feedback. Midterms are going to kill me so I welcome a distraction.

Totally with you on building that up again, hpff is off to a great start and I can't wait to see where it goes :)
 

darsynia

Member
It's definitely all on HPFF! I will say it is an odd sort of love triangle? Basically OC is in love with Remus and Sirius is in love with OC and Remus was clueless and OC was clueless, heh. It's going to be long (it's already very long), but I update often and I'm super proud of it. Sirius doesn't physically show up for a few chapters but his introduction is massively worth it.

Here: A Solution More Beautiful
 

majamariamaja

New member
I cannot believe this site is back. I've been writing stories on here since 2008, but took a break for a year or so and my heart broke when I visited the site again only to find it had disappeared.... All my stories were gone. Poof. Years and years of creative energy and hard work had vanished forever. Or so I thought! By pure chance I found my old ipad yesterday which has been turned off for a long time, and the tab for hpff was still on my internet browser. I clicked it and there it was again. But the chances of my stories still being here was slim to none but I still searched and lo and behold THEY'RE STILL HERE!!!! I have to admit that I ugly-cried for about ten minutes straight xD
To sum it up, thank you thank you thank you for bringing this site back to life.

Oh and btw my name is Maria, I'm norwegian, a mom, 27 years old, hopeless romantic, and beyond excited to come back here ❤❤❤ Give my fanfics a read if you want, I'd love some new feedback!! (I'm especially proud of Otherwise Engaged, and its sequel Expecting Otherwise)
 

Ashley Marie

Admin
Staff member
I cannot believe this site is back. I've been writing stories on here since 2008, but took a break for a year or so and my heart broke when I visited the site again only to find it had disappeared.... All my stories were gone. Poof. Years and years of creative energy and hard work had vanished forever. Or so I thought! By pure chance I found my old ipad yesterday which has been turned off for a long time, and the tab for hpff was still on my internet browser. I clicked it and there it was again. But the chances of my stories still being here was slim to none but I still searched and lo and behold THEY'RE STILL HERE!!!! I have to admit that I ugly-cried for about ten minutes straight xD
To sum it up, thank you thank you thank you for bringing this site back to life.

Oh and btw my name is Maria, I'm norwegian, a mom, 27 years old, hopeless romantic, and beyond excited to come back here ❤❤❤ Give my fanfics a read if you want, I'd love some new feedback!! (I'm especially proud of Otherwise Engaged, and its sequel Expecting Otherwise)
Hi! We're so happy to have you here, I'm so excited to see how many of you are excited for the site to be back up and running. We're doing a lot of work to make sure everything you loved gets revamped and we can provide new and exciting aspects of the site and forum as well. Ronnie, Chris, and Gwen are working magic to make sure HPFF is a site for readers, writers, and fans of pop culture alike.

I'm so glad you've found your stories are still here, I'll be recommending stories in our fanfic threads, and you're all welcome to do the same. There's also a thread to share your work if you'd like to add your stories there.
 

DobbyMinerva

New member
Hi there! My name is Jheri and I live in Denver, CO. I'm originally from Michigan, though. I'm currently in the tech industry. I have been a professional writer for five years (I write for big tech, currently, but I've ghostwritten novels, articles, and web copy/content), but I started writing goofy short stories when I learned to put together sentences around age six or seven. I haven't written fanfiction since I was eleven, but I've recently picked it back up again at the ripe age of twenty-five.

I have a sweet Maine Coon kitty named Athene and two chinchillas named Pandora and Loki. Sometimes you may see me re-edit a chapter ten times because Athene likes to walk across my keyboard. ;)
Great to see another professional/tech writer on the site! I am just starting out in this field (and new to writing fanfiction as well) :)
 

DobbyMinerva

New member
New author here! I'm a grad student who has never written fanfiction before coming to this site. I was an avid lurker on the original HPFF site many moons ago and only very recently decided to get back into it as a writer. I suppose I'm here because I owe the HP universe a debt of gratitude for always being there when I'm dealing with difficult things and need a creative escape. As someone who's only written nonfiction in the past, I'm also hoping to become better (or at least more confident!) at writing fiction in general.

My ongoing story is Casa Oscura. It started out as a one-shot, then became a short story, and now I'm churning it out as a novel-length thing mostly for the heck of it :) It's sort of an organizational nightmare narrative-wise, but I'm having fun writing it. (P.S.: I would appreciate any reviews, even critical ones!)

Lastly, kudos to the site administrators. Personally I think the user-friendliness and organization of this site is unparalleled to any other fanfiction site I've encountered.
 

Ashley Marie

Admin
Staff member
New author here! I'm a grad student who has never written fanfiction before coming to this site. I was an avid lurker on the original HPFF site many moons ago and only very recently decided to get back into it as a writer. I suppose I'm here because I owe the HP universe a debt of gratitude for always being there when I'm dealing with difficult things and need a creative escape. As someone who's only written nonfiction in the past, I'm also hoping to become better (or at least more confident!) at writing fiction in general.

My ongoing story is Casa Oscura. It started out as a one-shot, then became a short story, and now I'm churning it out as a novel-length thing mostly for the heck of it :) It's sort of an organizational nightmare narrative-wise, but I'm having fun writing it. (P.S.: I would appreciate any reviews, even critical ones!)

Lastly, kudos to the site administrators. Personally I think the user-friendliness and organization of this site is unparalleled to any other fanfiction site I've encountered.
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here with us! I can't wait to see what type of writing you do! We've got a very creative group here, you've all blown me away already!
 

DobbyMinerva

New member
Hi bsk! I missed it too, for sure! I remember I would read people's stuff I wasn't even necessarily interested in just cause I liked their forum posts, or respected their opinions on stuff, and I ended up enjoying stories I'd never have clicked on otherwise. I hope we can build up some of that again, now that some of us are older and we have some new blood!

I haven't been able to get into any of the next gen characters at all yet, so I'm glad to hear someone on the fourms writes it! I write a lot of Remus, Sirius, and Hermione stuff, but the story I'm writing right now is super niche, it's a Sirius/OC, Remus/OC story that spans multiple years of the books, starting at the end of PoA. The kind of thing you don't read unless you like the author or were already into OC fics. I'm actually frustrated with it in some ways because I'm coming up with some great character stuff and plot changes (technically it's a self-insert style fic, though the OC is not really me, but she is a book fan) but I feel like people won't get to them because they won't want to read OC. Oh, my brain, why do you do this to me! haha. So yay for other OC writers! SOLIDARITY!

I want to encourage you (and anyone else reading this) that if you have a pairing you enjoy and you want to talk about it, go ahead up to the pairings subforum and suggest it. I think they only haven't put every pairing in there yet because they're looking for direct writer encouragement to (and I haven't read enough next gen to know the fanon for them yet, so I sympathize).
Hooray Pittsburgh! :D

EDIT: I responded to the wrong post...but I saw in earlier one that you were from Pittsburgh! (y)
 
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Tommy Potterhead

New member
Hi! I'm Tommy. I've been a Harry Potter fan since about 2001 when I saw the first film with my children. Since then we've all read and reread the books and seen all the films countless times. I started writing fan fiction close to 10 years ago. I started doing it just to have something to do honestly. As time went by and my writing got better, I shared some of my stories with some friends that were Harry Potter fans and they enjoyed them too. I stumbled onto this website looking for fan fiction to read in hopes to spark an idea or two for my next writing project. Once I started my new writing project, Snapshots From Life, I started posting it here. I like reading other people's stories and seeing their take on some of our favorite characters. This website is really great and a wonderful resource!
 

Mr McGrath

New member
Hey im Zac! I've been read Harry potter fanfics for awhile now but only started trying to write my own recently. I live in Waterford,Ireland its not much but hey!its home. There are many fandoms i want to write about; Harry Potter,spiderman and SAO to name a few. Im a huge fan of sports mainly footbal/soccer with hopes to go professional

Im also a animal lover with two dogs max(who has three legs) and bella. I decided to make an account here because the sense of community and all the support for new authors. Not sure what else to sat sooo BYE!
 
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