Introductions

Ashley Marie

Headmaster
Staff member
Hello. I am Lunar Cycle, and I a fanfiction author and reader. I have an AO3 account, which is where most of my stories are located. I specialize in writing fics about my favorite characters (mainly Lupin, but Barty and Wormtail as well.)
Hi there! It’s wonderful to have you here with us. We’d love to read your work, soon. I hope you enjoy it here.
 

RonsGirlFriday

New member
So, um, hi, my name is Melanie, and I'm full of feelings to be typing on an HPFF forum once again. I was a member here forever and a day ago, having joined around 2009. The last time I posted anything was probably 2012 or so. I always said I'd come back and never did, just putting it off, being overwhelmed IRL, and losing motivation until last year (I think) I received an email about the site being shut down (right? I didn't hallucinate that?).

Last month my sister randomly texted me and asked when I was going to finish one of her favorite WIP's. She said she would drop in on HPFF once in awhile to see if I'd ever come back. I told her the site was shut down, she sent me the link to my page and I just could have died, I was so shocked to see all my stories still there! I think that was the nudge I needed.

This month I'm doing NaNoWriMo, working on an original fic, and I've hit a wall with it and my mind keeps wandering back to here, where I have WIP's that are near and dear to my heart that I've never finished. I'm eager to get acquainted with these new forums and meet some new friends (maybe even find some old ones?)

I love writing Ron (see: username), but possibly even more than that, I love writing Percy, a rich character who doesn't get nearly enough attention. Two of my beloved WIP's are about Percy, and I'm currently working on updates. I also like writing Snape and exploring new ways to depict that whole hot mess. And once in a while I like to do a one-shot about more minor characters or non-canon pairings.

Reading back over my old fics is interesting. Some I still love as much as I did nearly a decade ago, and some have serious issues and I may end up reworking some or just plain taking them down. But it's a great process of learning and growing!
 

Ashley Marie

Headmaster
Staff member
So, um, hi, my name is Melanie, and I'm full of feelings to be typing on an HPFF forum once again. I was a member here forever and a day ago, having joined around 2009. The last time I posted anything was probably 2012 or so. I always said I'd come back and never did, just putting it off, being overwhelmed IRL, and losing motivation until last year (I think) I received an email about the site being shut down (right? I didn't hallucinate that?).

Last month my sister randomly texted me and asked when I was going to finish one of her favorite WIP's. She said she would drop in on HPFF once in awhile to see if I'd ever come back. I told her the site was shut down, she sent me the link to my page and I just could have died, I was so shocked to see all my stories still there! I think that was the nudge I needed.

This month I'm doing NaNoWriMo, working on an original fic, and I've hit a wall with it and my mind keeps wandering back to here, where I have WIP's that are near and dear to my heart that I've never finished. I'm eager to get acquainted with these new forums and meet some new friends (maybe even find some old ones?)

I love writing Ron (see: username), but possibly even more than that, I love writing Percy, a rich character who doesn't get nearly enough attention. Two of my beloved WIP's are about Percy, and I'm currently working on updates. I also like writing Snape and exploring new ways to depict that whole hot mess. And once in a while I like to do a one-shot about more minor characters or non-canon pairings.

Reading back over my old fics is interesting. Some I still love as much as I did nearly a decade ago, and some have serious issues and I may end up reworking some or just plain taking them down. But it's a great process of learning and growing!
I'm so glad your sister let you know the site was back up. It's wonderful to stumble across old work and remember how you felt when you were writing it. We're glad to have you back with us and looking forward to your new work and reading what you've published so far. :)
 

Bookworm045

New member
hi guys! my name is kat and I used to be a semi-active member on hpff (and the forums) in 2010-2012 and then again in 2015 and here I am again??
I'm 23 years old (even though I just almost wrote 22??) I live in Chicago and have a huge variety of artistic-lean hobbies.

I discovered HPFF when I was NINE and joined after deathly hallows came out because I was curious about the next gen of kids! I actually had no idea that other fandoms also had fanfiction for a few years after the fact, and I definitely credit the site for introducing me to a life-long love of writing, even if I would rather cut off my foot than link anyone to my old fic :censored:

I'm a firm Slytherin, I dream of being a novelist one day, and I mostly write on ao3 these days (sorry, mods) though I've been revisiting some old favs on hpff this year, which is what prompted me to remake.

things I like: harry potter, taylor swift, painting, kid shows, marvel movies, soapy tv shows, youtube, vine, one direction, buying books

nice to be back :)
 

Blue Kat

Moderator
things I like: harry potter, taylor swift, painting, kid shows, marvel movies, soapy tv shows, youtube, vine, one direction, buying books

nice to be back :)
Two things:
  1. Welcome back!
  2. The soundtrack to like...80% of my fanfic writing is a Taylor Swift song. :)
 

Blue Kat

Moderator
Thank you! And tbH that is such a mood, I'm always trying to make my characters be the stars of tswift songs..what were your top three favs on lover?
In no particular order: Cruel Summer, Death by a Thousand Cuts, and Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince. Honorable mention to Lover, Paper Rings, Daylight, and I Think He Knows. I love Soon You'll Get Better, but I cannot listen to it without sobbing, so I'll put it in its own category. How about you?
 

melusina

New member
If anyone's still around o/ I'm Monika, and I take up a lot of issues with HP, but enjoy the world building, so I generally use it as my playground for writing fantasy. I wanted to gain a wider audience for a current fic I'm writing, and was wondering how active the site is :0 I'm stupid desperate for validation, lmao.

Was also wondering what the general writing culture is around here? As well as how to upload an avatar on the site and/or a cover image for the story?
 

Elena

Member
If anyone's still around o/ I'm Monika, and I take up a lot of issues with HP, but enjoy the world building, so I generally use it as my playground for writing fantasy. I wanted to gain a wider audience for a current fic I'm writing, and was wondering how active the site is :0 I'm stupid desperate for validation, lmao.

Was also wondering what the general writing culture is around here? As well as how to upload an avatar on the site and/or a cover image for the story?

The forums a bit quiet. This site was originally owned by someone else and shut down, then new owners took over. Within saying that, people are still posting to the archive regularly. Once you've posted your story, add it to the right forum for people to see you've posted and you can request reviews.
 

melusina

New member
The forums a bit quiet. This site was originally owned by someone else and shut down, then new owners took over. Within saying that, people are still posting to the archive regularly. Once you've posted your story, add it to the right forum for people to see you've posted and you can request reviews.
This is really helpful, actually!! Thanks :D I'll continue to update it and poke around for a good forum.
 

RDeHwyl

Member
Hello, and thank you for allowing me to participate!
I've been writing Fan Fiction for various Fandoms since my early teens, and Harry Potter Fan Fiction since the publication of "Philosopher's Stone". So happy to find a site that is up and working, and I hope to soon upload not only all of my past works, but new content as well... Robert is the name, De Hwyl is my Welsh Nom De Plume, meaning "Of Cheer". It is also the Welsh Feminine nomenclature, making it mean "One who makes the ladies laugh" -- or "One who is laughed at by ladies." So enough language lecturing -- and back to writing again -- I've revived a project that I started almost 15 years ago, and hope to see through to finalization this time; a three-novel set encompassing an Alternate Universe telling of Harry's sixth and seventh years at Hogwarts, and some time beyond. The middle book, "Harry Potter and the Philtre of Promise" has been finished and is being uploaded chapter by chapter as I correct some minor details with the information I didn't have at the time I wrote it. The first book, "Harry Potter and the Rampage of Ages", is half-finished and has been in limbo for the past eight years, but I've started on additional chapters to finish it. The third book, "Harry Potter and the Legacy of Evil" is outlined and awaiting writing time. Looking forward to reading other's works as well as getting back into the Fandom.
 
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JMilz

Head of Ravenclaw House
Hello, and thank you for allowing me to participate!
I've been writing Fan Fiction for various Fandoms since my early teens, and Harry Potter Fan Fiction since the publication of "Philosopher's Stone". So happy to find a site that is up and working, and I hope to soon upload not only all of my past works, but new content as well...
So good to have you here! Welcome!
 

Theia Luna

New member
Hello! I'm Darsy, and I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I just turned 40 this past Friday, and I've been writing fanfiction since 2003, and Harry Potter fanfiction since 2005. I found this site in 2007, and I'm lucky in that my stuff is still here somehow, with all the reviews intact! When I'm not writing I crochet and knit on commission.

I mostly write about Hermione, Remus, and Sirius, but I have a variety of oneshots with different pairings as well. I am currently writing almost exclusively on an OC/Sirius OC/Remus story that I'm very proud of, it's going to be very long. I also have a soulmate Remus/Hermione work in progress, and another time travel Remus/Hermione I haven't started to post yet. I write very fast, and average about 20,000 words a week, but despite the speed I promise you it's good stuff.

My Harry Potter claim to fame is that I went on hiatus in 2009 to have three little girls and came back in 2017, posting a new chapter to a popular story after 8 years. Someone tweeted about it and it went viral! I am still working on that story, slowly but surely! That one is on here from when I first posted, it's a Hermione/Sirius time travel story.
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Wait, so can we get the links and names to your stories?

also, hi, my name is Val (Theia Luna on here).
 

Theia Luna

New member
Hi everyone,

my name is Val or Theia Luna on HPFF. I’m 26 years old and live in sunny California. I’ve been reading fanfics on HPFF since I was probably 15 years old. I discovered the website I think in 2010? I’m not even positive exactly how I came across it, but I’m happy I did. Most of my teenage years were spent reading fanfics, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, etc. I started off with Dramione fics and then moved on to Sirius/Hermione (the present by time turner and Complicated series by Jessi_Rose) to Hermione/Remus (Love in the Past by atratus Lupin )back then, if anyone remembers, these were stories that had won awards for how creative, well thought out and written they were. Give em a chance if you can! They’re HPFF classics.

At some point I started writing as well, my own Sirius/OC and I’m thinking of getting back to it soon! I just need to clear up some plot points on it. All in all, I missed this place and the sense of community it had back then.

I’m here if anyone ever wants to talk and/or exchange good fanfics! ^_^
 

JMilz

Head of Ravenclaw House
Hi everyone,

my name is Val or Theia Luna on HPFF. I’m 26 years old and live in sunny California. I’ve been reading fanfics on HPFF since I was probably 15 years old. I discovered the website I think in 2010? I’m not even positive exactly how I came across it, but I’m happy I did. Most of my teenage years were spent reading fanfics, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, etc. I started off with Dramione fics and then moved on to Sirius/Hermione (the present by time turner and Complicated series by Jessi_Rose) to Hermione/Remus (Love in the Past by atratus Lupin )back then, if anyone remembers, these were stories that had won awards for how creative, well thought out and written they were. Give em a chance if you can! They’re HPFF classics.

At some point I started writing as well, my own Sirius/OC and I’m thinking of getting back to it soon! I just need to clear up some plot points on it. All in all, I missed this place and the sense of community it had back then.

I’m here if anyone ever wants to talk and/or exchange good fanfics! ^_^
Welcome back! So glad to have you!
 

pathfinder

Member
Drew here - an 'Ameripuff'. I was active writing on this site about 5 years ago, but disappeared when the forums went dark in 2016. Glad to see it back up and running.

I started writing after I had read the entire HP series to my daughter. Once I was done, I thought to myself, "Hey self. You can write your own novel in the HP universe. After all, how hard can it be?" Turns out it's very hard. I spent about 6 months on my story "The Fifth House" (link here) It's set in current-day America with all OC and (originally) at Ilvermorny. I created it to be very similar in spirit to "The Sorcerer's Stone" with the intent that I could read it to my kids without getting uncomfortable, but set here in the states since I cannot for the life of me write dialogue in British english. As I was finalizing it, Pottermore kept posting more and more updates about Ilvermorny which made my story more and more non-canon and I didn't know how to fix it, plus the forums at that time were in the last stages of meltdown. I ended up abandoning the effort and stepping away from writing anything for the next four years.

So here we are now. A rejuvenating trip to Universal Studios helped me remember my love of the wizarding world, and I dug back up my old story (still here) and am in the process of updating it now. Turns out (according to me anyway) there's more than one magic school in America - Ilvermorny is just the largest of them. My story is now about Gampton Hall Academy and I already have ideas for the gang's next adventures. Besides, with the whole world in a state of Quarantine and Social Distancing, I should have plenty of time to read and write. I'm more than happy to review others' stories as well.
 

Ashley Marie

Headmaster
Staff member
Hi everyone,

my name is Val or Theia Luna on HPFF. I’m 26 years old and live in sunny California. I’ve been reading fanfics on HPFF since I was probably 15 years old. I discovered the website I think in 2010? I’m not even positive exactly how I came across it, but I’m happy I did. Most of my teenage years were spent reading fanfics, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, etc. I started off with Dramione fics and then moved on to Sirius/Hermione (the present by time turner and Complicated series by Jessi_Rose) to Hermione/Remus (Love in the Past by atratus Lupin )back then, if anyone remembers, these were stories that had won awards for how creative, well thought out and written they were. Give em a chance if you can! They’re HPFF classics.

At some point I started writing as well, my own Sirius/OC and I’m thinking of getting back to it soon! I just need to clear up some plot points on it. All in all, I missed this place and the sense of community it had back then.

I’m here if anyone ever wants to talk and/or exchange good fanfics! ^_^
Welcome back! So glad you're here with us.
 

Ashley Marie

Headmaster
Staff member
If anyone's still around o/ I'm Monika, and I take up a lot of issues with HP, but enjoy the world building, so I generally use it as my playground for writing fantasy. I wanted to gain a wider audience for a current fic I'm writing, and was wondering how active the site is :0 I'm stupid desperate for validation, lmao.

Was also wondering what the general writing culture is around here? As well as how to upload an avatar on the site and/or a cover image for the story?
The forum is definitely a project we're still working on! It's really important to me and I know the success of it depends on the website as a whole, so we have a lot of things we're working on. One is really building a community - that is taking some trial and error - of course. I really want us to grow and share our work with one another. To read, to beta, to edit...etc. I'd love for us to encourage one another as we write and journey through fanfiction together. So we're happy to have you!

I have a specific thread here to share your work, I then highlight the work on the forum so people see your story as they browse! Here's the thread to share your fanfiction with us.

Share your work!
 
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