I didn't start out a Harry Potter fan. I knew that there were tons of people out there who had been following the series since the start. Many of my friends and even my family had been drawn into the Potterverse. I remained stagnant in my position until the release of the second movie in 2002 when i was dragged into the theater by a group of girl scouts.
Although i thought the movie was pretty good i still didn't become a true fan until the release of Order of the Phoenix. A friend of mine asked me to go with her to the midnight release party at Barnes and Nobles. After that night i felt guilty that i had gone to the shindig but had no idea what the big deal was.
The next morning my family left to go on our summer vacation and i brought all five books along with me (even if they belonged to my sister). Over our five day vacation i read all of the books, barely noticing that we were even on the road.
I truly became a fan the summer of the release of the Half Blood Prince. I bought the book for my sister for her birthday but i wasn't able to read it for myself. I ended up buying my first Harry Potter book and reading it as fast as i possibly could. Of course i hadn't read any of the other books since OotP had been released so i re-read every one of them. Between that July and the release of DH I have read each book seven times. And since the release of DH i've read it six times, three times each for the British and American versions.
By writing fan fiction on mugglenet i felt as if i had a chance to curb my obsession with the characters and the story. Although i soon became entranced by what other people had to write and what place my own writing had in this world. Through writing for this site i've found out how much i really enjoy writing. Another plus was that people out in the internet world were reading something that i had put time and effort in.
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to read this and my stories, it gives me hope that someday i might have something on the shelf in a major bookstore. So enjoy what i've written and if you want to know about my life outside the Potterverse visit my livejournal.
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