I love the Harry Potter books to death. I have also rediscovered, after some seven years, my love for Tolkien books and movies. And the His Dark Materials trilogy...and The Hunger Games are pretty good, but they don't quite rank. And then there's the poem 'Renascence' by Edna St. Vincent Millay. And Calvin and Hobbes, and xkcd. Worth reading, peoples, definitely worth reading.
Also, am major math nerd (with an unhealthy obsession with the number 17).
Edit: Currently my favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I was excited to discover a poem of hers that, in theme and symbolic content, is surprisingly similar to my poem "Philosopher's Stone" (although hers is far more concise and eloquent)! Oh, and e. e. cummings is wonderful, too...
I used to read a lot of fanfiction; now I read some, write some...when I have time. (P.S. If anyone's got a Time-Turner, I'd really like to buy it.) I now have more than seventeen fics posted, and the number is continuing to increase (at approximately the rate dy/dx=sin(3x)+x^2+5x. Just kidding). At the moment there are not really enough to necessitate making an organizational list of them here in my bio, but I like making organizational lists, so I'll put one here anyway.
Edit: I've been pretty inactive on MNFF and the Beta Boards lately, but I promise to respond to all thoughtful reviews...eventually :)
^Dark and Light: Ron/Hermione and a bit of Muggle history, because why not.
Flame Red: the story of a redheaded girl, as told to James, Al, Lily, Rose, and Hugo. I am told that it contains "fantastic family fluff," which is just too good an alliteration to pass up mentioning here.
^Goatilocks and the Three Puffs: a crack!fic about a goat. 'Nuff said.
*In the Hufflepuff Way: conversations between Hannah Abbott and her parents.
Pineapple in the Library: Neville + Luna + math = awesomeness. Winner of the Nautilus Award in the 2013 Great Hall V-Day Cotillion.
Tomorrow Comes: a Tonks songfic, to "Do You Hear the People Sing?"
With a Slammed Door and a Loud Crack: an expanded version of the drabble which won the Hysterical/Historical challenge in TTB...it is both historical and more than a little hysterical.
The Beginning of After: my first fanfic, consisting of several scenes from the three days after the Battle. Recorded on Audiofics for their Inaugural Live Broadcast!
At Peace At War: Ginny, mid-February 1998, rediscovering her spirit.
Firework: Dolores Umbridge makes 'em go oh-oh-oh...as they shoot across the sky-y-y...
Look At Me: Snape, at the moment of his death.
*Musings: a bit of Lunacy, or perhaps perfect sanity.
*Philosopher's Stone: a Perenelle villanelle which defies summarization. (Actually, a lot of my poems defy summarization.)
Shall I Compare Thee to a Winter's Eve: an unhappy Sev/Lily whose first line happens to resemble a famous sonnet, no idea how that happened.
*Shell Cottage: an unusually long free verse poem on, you guess it, Shell Cottage.
*^Still: a prose poem inspired by an image of a woman in an explosion.
*The Closed Ward: the vestiges of Alice Longbottom's mind.
Today I Do Not Want to Be a Ravenclaw: your typical gripe about schoolwork, only with meter and rhyme.
Uncertainty: Ron/Hermione (or whatever other pairing you want) fluff.
*Nominated in the 2013 QSQs.
^Nominated in the 2014 QSQs.
Summary: Some romances begin with eyes meeting across a crowded room. Draco and Astoria's began with a conversation at a funeral.
Summary: Shangri-la (shaŋ-gri-ˈlä) is a remote, beautiful, imaginary place where life approaches perfection.
Or, it is where Luna Lovegood finds herself one day, completely accidentally.
Summary: Sirius Black and the men that he loved.
Summary: Albus looks into the Mirror of Erised. What he sees is a little more than just socks...
Summary: Ginny is stuck at Hogwarts while Harry, Ron, and Hermione are on the run. Blaise knows that no girl can resist him...
Summary: Molly has studied history and knows the old stories, but she also knows what is really worthwhile in life.
Summary: Lily Evans was everything that Sirius Black was not: studious, rule-abiding, and so unfailingly good. And Sirius was everything Lily knew she was but didn’t want to be: temperamental, judgmental, and stubborn. But for the sake of one James Potter, the two had to find a way to get along.
Summary: Harry and Ginny visit Portugal for sun, sea, sand, and something else.
Summary: The Mirrorphone, the latest advance in Wizarding communications. Now, of course, everyone seems to own one. The kids seem to be incapable of living without the device. How did it happen? Who was responsible for the design? To find out we must return to the year 2000.
Summary: Three vignettes about scars, love, and sex.
Nominated for a 2015 Quicksilver Quill - Best Post/Hogwarts/Next-Generation.
Summary: The centenary of the Battle of Hogwarts is less than a year away, and the Wizarding world continues to move forward. Modernisation requires change, and some things must be swept aside in the name of progress. Buildings can be demolished and statues, even statues of deceased heroes like Harry Potter, can be relocated. Can’t they?
Hubert Dalrymple has a problem.
Summary: Merope Gaunt has never been celestial.
Nominated for a 2014 QSQ - Best Dark/Angst. Nominated for a 2015 QSQ - Best Dark/Angst.
Summary: Harry's breath catches when he thinks of Ginny.
I am not JK Rowling and I wrote this for the Random Song Title Challenge on the boards.Nominated for a 2014 QSQ - Best Poetry. Nominated for a 2015 QSQ - Best Poetry.
Summary: As Walburga Black stitches, Sirius rebels.
Two poems written about the infamous Black tapestry.
Summary: Marcus Flint, the infamous Super Seventh Captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team, blames repeating his final year at Hogwarts on Oliver Wood.
How, you might ask?
Well, wouldn't you like to know?
Surely the stars should have been shining brighter or the moon look bigger or something. Instead everything looked exactly the same as it had the night before and the night before that.
Arthur faces his worst fear on a perfectly ordinary evening.
Summary: Voldemort laments his final battle from beyond the grave …
Summary: Severus Snape's guilty conscience is magnified with scrutiny, and every star stares at him and what he has done.