~LucillaJoanna (LJ)aka lucilla_pauie (here) aka Dayang Lucilla (dramione.org/ff.net) is busy-busy with original fiction. But every now and then she gets a fit of fan fiction, like allergy. A beloved allergy.
I'm a Filipina, living in the Philippines, spending my waking hours reading and writing. I have high hopes, like most everyone, but for now, I relish writing and being read here.
The stories you'll find here are a mad medley. I love the HP-universe in its entirety, and so write vastly within this vast world of people and eras. However, I don't stray far from romance-- you know, pairings and life lemons. I love those quotes that more often than not end up hackneyed in email/SMS forwards. If I don't quote them directly, they inspire the pieces you'll see here.
I don't think there's one I can't or won't write (except slash, younger generation/older generation, OC's). I was hooked into fan fiction for these snippets of sweets we don't get to read from the HP books. Even though I write horror in RL, I'm a very girly girl, the kind that squeals while reading the Twilight series even for the nth time. Incidentally, unless they're Joyce Carol Oates or Neil Gaiman or maybe William Faulkner come back to life, I scoff at those who scoff at Twilight (friendly&fond scoffing, now. ^_^ Everyone's entitled to their own tastes and opinions, aye?). Back to topic, it's a disappointment to shippers to favorite me because I write Dramione this week, and then write a Ron/Hermione the next. Hee.
Asked what my OTP is, I'll say it's Ron/Hermione, but that's only because I love Hermione and I'm loyal to what JKR decided. But I think I don't have an OTP. I ride, I ship, I bike and even cook them all. I have Haxime and Frangelina. I also have a list of the pairings I have yet to try, but I'm too immersed in three WIP's, both here and in RL.
If not in the Romance subcats, my stories go here. They're all dear to me. They're mostly Challenge entries, so they were written with motives. ^_^ Five are Post-DH yarns, and two of these (Little Things; A Shower of Stardust) concentrate on the white noise after the War.
Great Lady of Magic was originally five chapters, but due to the Challenge deadline, became a one-shot instead. The cramming and compression seemed to have worked nonetheless; it's my first First Place since I started joining the Challenges in New Year 2007!
The Prince's Unshared Tale: Uncut is my little peace offering to Snape, whom I have slandered until July 22, 2007. Still, you have to admit he's been very stubborn and stupid.
The Art of Weaselling: I enjoyed this one so much. I liked Neville's grandma's inveigling tactics and Great Uncle Algie's slyness. What is One Picture Worth? is my stab at a historical. Loved the research and the flowery, courtly English I had to use, though I tried not to make it a la Shakespeare too much.
Bonds of Magic has been solicited into someone's blog during the DH fever. It still comes up when I google my real name. I'm embarassed, LOL. It was too fluffy compared to the book. Phew.
Dark/Angst, I won't; Humor, I can't. I think Ron's Best Friend can be classified as the latter, but to be safe from sneers, I just put it into Ron/Hermione. AU is the only other cat I have here. How to Hold Sway is very much at the top of my favorites and I'm thinking of expanding on some questions it triggered from readers. I originally posted it under Dramione after the Challenge finished, but shippers complained. Hehe.
At the Forums:
This will be the "Beta Forums" you see on the Nav Bar to the side. I haunt General Fan Fiction Discussion, Madam Pomfrey's Character Clinic, The Reference Desk, The Beta Guild, and of course, SPEW (the Society for the Promotion of Proper Evaluation for Writers by Readers). I'm a very loyal Hufflepuff, redundancy intended. I'm not active in the common room (because if I join the games, I'll be addicted!), but I do my small part.
I've had my first book, so to speak (hehe), in December 2007, when my story was included in the third annual run of the anthology, Philippine Speculative Fiction. That's the name for the genre of fantasy/horror/scifi and the cracks in between. My story's title is Hamog (dew).
I also write book reviews, handling Classics, Contemporary Classics and the Trivia and Quiz sections of READ magazine. I've also landed the On Reading two-page spread and the Seasonal Review (with my pic!). I nearly choked on my chicken burger when I was first included in the masthead.
In December 2005, which is not too long ago, and which is why I'm rather lazy, I won First Place in a nationwide essay contest regarding teen pregnancy (sponsored by The Advocates for Youth Philippines Foundation, Pringles and UNFPA). I never used the theme park tickets, I still have the box of feminine wash sachets and karaoke bar gift certificates, and the first things I bought with the money were books: The Count of Monte Cristo; On Writing; Stardust; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; By The River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept; The Alchemist; Flipped; The Phantom of the Opera; Wuthering Heights...
I dream about shopping for this many books in one go again. I earn bookstore GC's now, but I only get five books at most. *sigh*
I have been deaf since I was thirteen due to meningitis. My mania for books, fan fiction, and scripts is understandable, no? I'm so glad I'm not blind. Meningitis can be that cruel.
It has been kind to me, however. I'm happy. Sometimes people don't take me seriously because I'm too bubbly. So here I did try to be sober. Hemhem.
I have two brothers and one sister. Onchie is a Mining Engineering junior, Josh is in seventh grade and Jouie is in third grade.
I have a mongrel, Jego.
I love egg yolks.
I moderate a local Harry Potter club, MaCofWiz, in which I'm in Ravenclaw, and in which I'm the one who almost always plans and plots the outings.
I was born under Libra, Tiger and the hazelnut tree. ^_^
>>misc. The Weasley War
The Names of the Weasley Grandkids. (I went completely insane and had them all breeding like rabbits. Pun intended again.)
Harry and Ginny~
Sirius James -- 16 (June 21)
Gideon Arthur-- 13 (February 28)
Maynard Harry-- 11 (August 30)
Miguel Ronald-- 11 (August 30)
Stephen Joel-- 8 (September 4)
Gabriel Xavier-- 5 (July 8)
Ron and Hermione~
Juliet Nathalie Clarisse-- 15 (December 25)
Fabiana Claudine-- 5 (December 18)
Robin Cecille-- 4 (December 20)
Ronaldine Cora-- 3 (March 1)
Joshua Laurent-- 2 (April 21)
Sylvia Candace-- 0 (November 1)
Fred and Verity~
Cleopatra-- 14 (March 8)
Mark Antony-- 14 (March 8)
Queen Elizabeth-- 11 (March 8)
William Conqueror-- 11 (March 8)
George and Athena--
Janus Arthur -- 15 (June 28)
Venus Molly -- 14 (July 20)
Charlie and Annika--
Arthur Ivan -- 17 (January 16)
Olga Cristina -- 15 (November 25)
Andrey Sasha -- 12 (September 8)
Eleanore Anya-- 11 (November 8)
Almira Dinah-- 4 (May 7)
Bill and Fleur~
Agatha Victoria Gertrude -- 21 (April 8)
Camilo Arthur -- 17 (May 18)
Xenita Sharon -- 16 (August 4)
Joanna Pierra -- 12 (September 27)
Jonathan Pierre -- 12 (September 27)
your blenkinsop is grouchy, gina! hehe! :)
cant wait to read more of him. and of course, of dear albus. :)
as usual, your prose is divine.
i have also submitted to this category, only hope it gets accepted.
Author's Response: Hi! Thanks so much for the review! Yes, Mr. Waterbut is a rather gruff old man, in my eyes. You\'ll see more of that in the next chapter. Thank you so much for reading this piece, and for the lovely compliments! Good luck on your own story, it\'s a fun prompt to write!! ~Gina :)
oh tonya, absolutely lovely. you made me cry! how sad, but how touching at the same time.
A veritable literary fanfiction, this one. The descriptions don't bear down on the reader because they weren't descriptions so much as beautifully drawn images that makes the reader feel present with the three Black sisters. Their clothing and bearing rings 'Black' through and through. And their childhood closeness and their candidness to each other is touching.
The story even reads like a poem. Every sentence has a cadence in harmony with its neighbors.Wonderful, and no wonder it is featured, Candycane!
But can you clarify or imply what they are waiting for? Maybe it's just me, but I really didn't see what it is. Maybe the birth of Sirius?~Joanna
i know its trite, but i can't help it-- "wow!"
i could see Book 7 starting this way, the last book beginning in Voldy's domain. But I hope Severus is only thinking of himself when he called Draco a monster. i hold hopes for that blonde boy. ^_^
but hey, yes, Sevy was so good here, i could almost pity him for his dilemma. Goodness. Only fools make Unbreakable Vows, i see now.
Author's Response: *smiles* I wasn\'t sure about doing this in Severus\' POV. But these characters got the second chapter in HBP so I went with it. I like them better than the \"good\" characters anyway.
Anyway, I totally agree that making an Unbreakable Vow is a rather idiotic thing to do. I\'m really anxious to find out what Severus\' reasoning was on that one.
Thanks so much for the review.
this tale carried me off like Kara did to Hermione. You're a word-weaver, karen. i loved every part of this, even if it forebode rather dark tidings of death--if not now--later. i wish with all my heart that the trio will live to be old, but this wonderfully written story made me forget my fears. instead, i was immersed in the myth and magic (Harry descended by power from Gryffindor and Dumbledore! isn't that something) and the flow of the noble and majestic language. i won't be surprised if you win the challenge again. you're very worthy.
Author's Response: wow, i\'m flattered, to say the least!! thanks for the beautiful review and for your kind words. btw, i\'m with you on the trio living to be old and prosperous *crosses fingers*. not much longer left to wait and find out, i guess... thanks again!!
"...it was the tinkle of happiness and joy. There was no war at the time. There was no Voldemort; Dumbledore was not dead, and the world was not upside down. Music and dancers were the only thing in the world."
How sweet, keri. And so heart-breaking, too. Makes you hope Ginny does get her family and white picket fence with her Harry. Awww.
Author's Response: I know! I really do hope the series ends with them getting to share a life! Thanks for the review! :]
i love how you really adapted your penname's style. yes, you did it. im impressed! i love hemingway, see, so when i saw your story in the recently updated page, i immediately clicked it to see what you got. i laughed so much, i had to bear my mom throwing a shoe at me again (its 1 am when i read fics). and the twist at the end, quite poignant. i'll look forward to more of your fics. you have skill unusual in these parts. ^_^
Author's Response: Thank you for finding me. I am extremely pleased that some new readers have the opportunity to groan at my puns. Yes, I do use Spenser in an otherwise British world, but I consider Great Britain to be a very magical place (in all contexts of that word), and in part he was created to explain my Americanisms. I have been considering the production of the actual manual I referenced, but somewhere, there will be someone who actually uses that duct tape. Believe me; all reviews are welcome, although I cringe at the thought of JKR ever seeing one of my stories. Thank you again. Eric B.
sorry for being late.
how sweet and heartbreaking. And a little nerves-inducing too. That thing with Fleur communicated how terrible it will be for the wizard/witch to lose their magic. At the same time, you assured us that Harry won't lose his, that his belief is supproted by Ginny. And then there was Ginny's stronger hope of meeting him again in the end that rounded up this story very nicely. ^_^
Author's Response: Hello there! No worries about the late-ness! Hehe. Thank you! I tried to be a little more serious and a little less fluffy in this story as my others are quite light-hearted. And I\'m glad it sort of came off! :D Thank you for the review and the compliments, both are greatly appreciated! Phily :)
hi suzie. i trusted you, and yes, you made me believe that with love, there is hope, haha! wonderfully eloquent, this one. i liked to see tonks in her most vulnerable, not very hardy but delicate, in remus' arms.
Author's Response: Um...thanks :) ~Suzie
a belated review... so sorry for not being on time, but i was also thinking of my own story at the time when you swept me away with this tale! :) very deep and philosophical, and clever! to make the DH a spiritual aspect instead of a physical object!
this story also succeeded to make my hate for Snape diminish, wwhich is quite a feat. ^_^ Kudos to you, stacey, and am so proud of you for waving the Badgers' Banner!
good one, keri! i must admit there were parts that were rather long-winded and repetitive, but ya know, that's perhaps because James and Lily are sad, hehe. ^_^
poor harry, not to have met his elder sibling! and that was quite an eloquent toast from Sirius! maybe they hid the mead until he had done it!
sweet! i loved this. your dialogue rang authentic, specially ron's daft parts, hehe. ^_^ except that "can i kiss you thing" though, because well, i don't think he could have born saying that without exploding with shame and--and...wealey nerves! still, over all, this was sweet. just what every ron-hermione fic should be.
Author's Response: Thanks! You have no idea how hard it was for me to write that kiss scene. I know it\'s not quite right still, but according to Mar, kissing is Week Six of the class! I\'m hoping to fix that part.
Did you ever know that you're my hero and everything I would like to be-- I mean, did you know you were the first to give me a SPEW review, Nan?
And not just one, but TWO reviews in one lovely morning. I still hold those two reviews very dear. So I feel so ashamed and dismayed that I'm only reading and reviewing you now. How much I've missed!
I remember recommending Where Luna Lives to a beta-ee struggling with a Luna-centric one-shot. I've scanned this that one time and it has stuck in my mind as the paragon Luna fic.
Who is Luna? What is Luna? WLL captures and conveys the answers to these two core questions in which most fan fiction with their airy-fairiness fail. Luna, the fanciful girl. Fanciful, but the opposite of an airhead. The style you chose to tell her story reflects that. I didn't want to finish reading it. Eloquence, fantasy, affection-- these are the golden plaits making up the braid of the narration, wonderfully woven together.
Luna lives indeed.
I love the repetition and I love how it-- there is no other word for it-- I love how it celebrates Luna. I won't quote any passages, I'll spoil the reader. There is not a single sentence here that doesn't do its portion of the overall magic of the piece.
I sound so fangirly, but I just can't find anything to criticize in this literary rendering of our Lovegood girl. In fact, this equals the quality of the stories I gobble at Fantasy Magazine. Lyrical prose (the names in brackets like a chain of flowers inserted between fleurs-de-lis that is the rest of the storytelling), intelligent voice, emphatic and empathic character... This deserves that blue ribbon of a Feature here and with some tweaks to make it independent of the HP canon, it will of course certainly deserve the $60 or so it will earn from Fantasy.
I'm even talking money. /giggles
Definitely awestruck! ^^,
elegant, simple and sweet. I'm glad I was led here by your sig, Andrea! Very nice!
one typo at the beginning though, hehe. Should have been "As she *began* to walk aimlessly..."
Sorry, couldn't resist, because I savored each line of this superb one-shot, dear. ^_^
Author's Response: Aauuggh! My beta and I never noticed that! *runs to edit story* Thank you! You are so sweet to read and review my story- I appreciate you! *huggles*
"I have legs that bring me where I want to go, yet I feel crippled; I have eyes that see the world, yet I feel blind; I have ears that hear all the music around, the sound of laughter, yet I feel like I am deaf. I have all the physical strength in the world, yet I feel terribly immensely weak. I feel useless; I am living off my wife’s earnings. Pathetic, it is bloody pathetic…"
wow, edwina, this was so heartbreaking. You have captured everything Bill must go through. I never thought about it. poor lad, indeed. And his dilemma and Fleur's rang true as well. I could only imagine how that Weasley stubbornness must have grated on the French flower.
But the ending! Nicely tied together. I don't read much other-pairing fics, but i'd recommend this one. It's not long at all, just right because it was delicious. Not melodramatic, just real. You managed to transfer their feelings into their subconsious narration without mushiness. Great job!
~joanna, a fellow badger and so proud!
very canon! *evil grin*
Nicely done, quinn. And guess what? I wrote a fic entitled "Just Perfect"--ron-hermione. Its right here. Maybe we could tell readers to read them in tandem, hehe. Will make them more aapreciative of the pair. ^_^
Author's Response: Thank you! (Bonus points for using my first name.) I\'m so happy to get \"very canon\" instead of \"OMGosh Lavender is soooo OOC I hate her in canon!\" I shall go and right your fic right now! =)
Author's Response: Er... I mean read, not right. Which I did, and quite enjoyed it.
Author's Response: Er... I mean read, not right. Which I did, and quite enjoyed it.
wahahah! you're wicked to leave it at this, lindsey! but still, i can already imagine...look, he's gone green...poor Ron. ^_^ nice one.
Author's Response: *giggles* Thank SO much! I\'m so glad that you liked it. ~Lindsey :)
oh my! i can't remember the last time when i had so much fun with a Ron/Hermione fic! everything was here: Fred and George, Ron's babbling,Harry and Hermione's teasing...wow. Great work. I laughed so much and felt those little fluff butterflies in my stomach because of the sweetness. ^_^
Author's Response: What a sweet compliment! I\'m a hardcore canon shipper, emphasis on R/Hr, and if you\'re not I\'m glad to have brought you back to the light side. :)
This is a Dramione fic. I'm giving you until 3rd chapter to get him in! ^_^ Nice one, though too short. You want us hanging. I'll wait and see if the wait is worth it! It better be, pal! Good luck!
Author's Response: Yeah, sorry if I didn\'t keep you hanging, I hope they\'ll be better cliffhangers later on. :) And Draco comes in in the 4th chapter, as I had to explain everything that happened after HBP. But the chapters will be in soon. :)
wow. This is very ambitious! You will do change so much! I wish you luck for it, friend. I'll keep my eye out for the next chapters. You have an interesting premise of love in the plot.
Also, be careful. I wouldn't want to judge yet about where you're headed, but take some caution, you might change too much, and alter just as much, which might make some canon facts non-canon! Whew. This prompt is so challenging, isnt it? ^_^
Author's Response: Yes, time is tricky thing, isn\'t it? Thanks so much for your review and your interest!