I have to admit, when the Harry Potter books first came out, I didn't want to read them. But thanks to my book obsessed mother who could nag the paint off the walls, I was invited into Harry's wonderful world and hope I can add a little of my own weirdness too.
I am a weirdo and proud of it (I have a tee shirt proclaiming so), but this was not something my teachers loved about me. When I was a kid, I was tested for everything from A.D.D. to Autism to Asphergers to Bipolar Disorder to half a dozen other things I can't bother myself to remember. But the creative spirit cannot be crushed with pills and now they just call me ecsentric.
Harry Potter Related Info
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Favorite Kind of Fics: I'm really into Post-Hogwarts right now, but I'll read anything that strikes me.
Favorite Character: Luna Lovegood. All my friends say I'm exactly like her. I'm not sure if it's a complement, though.
My writing style: I tend to write drama stories, but I also like to add my own zany humor to them. It is any wonder I cure my writers block by watching Psych.
My OTP: Harry/Luna. C'mon! They would have been so CUTE together!
Current Word Count: 352,787
Other Info for Stalkers
Favorite Singers/Bands: Verical Horizon, the Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch, Counting Crows, Keri Noble, John Meyer, Green Day, Jars of Clay, Vanessa Carlton, Santana, the Mamas and the Papas, the Byrds
Favorite Books: Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mocking Bird (my first born will be named after Harper Lee), The Rapture of Caanan, Memoirs of a Geisha, White Oleander, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, My Sister's Keeper, Rumi, anything by Laurie Halse Anderson
Favorite TV Shows: Psych, all the Law & Orders, Monk, Scrubs, South Park, Comedy Central Presents, Still Standing, The Simpsons, Gilmore Girls
* I HATE High School Musical with a passion! Typical Disney dollar guaging. I'm just happy I have no children so I don't have to tolerate the constrant noise drilling into my skull.
* I just started a LiveJournal community, OliveOilMusings, where I post my stories, drawings, and videos. I also include helpful links, types to writing great stories, and where some of my own favorite stories and artists can be found.
* I also have a DeviantArt account where I post most of my drawings you can see on the Beta Boards (and a fair number than you can't).
* I'm a clinically documented sleepwalker, and I'm oddly focused when I do. I write (some assage I even use in stories), post on the boards (really), print pages off the internet, and cook food. So far, I haven't driven a car in my sleep, though.
Summary: When Korea was divided by a war, twin sisters—Yu Mi-cha and Eun-cha—were separated as well. Almost fifty years later, their granddaughters are brought together through being Muggle-born witches: Kim Hae-won from the South and Ryang Young-jae from the North.
But even in this new world of magic, they are not free of political turmoil, and the Korean wizarding world is on the verge of a choice that could change the world forever.
Summary: Albus, Rose, and Scorpius about to return Hogwarts when the Daily Prophet is splattered with headlines of Alarice Dugan, Maddox's mother, proclaiming the exhistance of the Arcane ScoRA and tell the world about the Blood Pact she has made with her son to find justice for her son. Now, all the wizarding world is focused on these three second-years' and their every waking moment.
Staying under the radar should prove simple enough, but between receiving strange gifts of great magical power followed by perfect oppurtunities to use them, it is proving quite difficult. Now it seems like just a matter of time before the Arcane ScoRA first and most important rule is broken, and the secret organization comes crumbling down.
Summary: Hermione returns from Australia to finish her education only to discover one fatal error she made in her absence. She missed Snape's funeral. She has a reason, but she isn't sure it will be accepted.
Summary: Hermione Wilkins is an explorer with an over-active imagination. So when a woman show up on her doorstep claiming she is Hermione too, no one believes her. In fact, she is punished! Of course, the fact that she was climbing on the roof at the time might have had something to do with it...
But when Hermione Weasley appears once again, she shares a secret with Hermione Wilkins; mostly because she needs her help if she is ever going to achieve what she came to Australia for in the first place.
Summary: A companion story to The Deer Woman.
Corina Payton and her father, Connor, are recruiters for the Bell Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Their job entails them traveling all across the country, inviting Muggle-born and raised children to attend their school. When they arrive at an Indian boarding school, though, on what seems like a routein visit, they learn all about what can happen behind closed doors when no one bothers to look.
Suddenly, a simple invitation becomes so much more. It becomes a mission...
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the Chronicle of Despair Forestalled.
"I tried a few simple spells just for practice and it's all worked for me."
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
My answer to an early plot hole that has always bugged me in this story.
Summary: Filius Flitwick combs his new office as he prepares to take on his new roles as Headmaster of Hogwarts. While he is there,, the Headmasters of Hogwarts Past offer him some much welcome advice.
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the 'I Challange Thee' Contest.
Summary: Nominated for the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Post-Hogwarts Story
When Albus, Rose, and Scorpius are put on the train to their first year at Hogwarts, their parents have simple hopes for them. Namely to have the normal, boring school years they never got to experience themselves. But sometimes, we ask too much of our children.
When the school becomes plagued by invasions of wild beasts, three different students from three different houses follow in the footsteps of the generation before them, but strive to achive the one thing none of their predesesors ever could: DON'T GET CAUGHT!
Summary: When Nymphadora Tonks accompanied Arthur Weasley to a London pet shop as an Auror escort for an official Ministry investigation, she imagined them being in and out with very little fuss.
She was very wrong.
Yet another Monty Python-inspired Christmas gift for Tim the Enchanter.
Summary: One Christmas, Luna Lovegood gets the brillant idea of spreading Christmas cheer to the people whom she considers to be the most miserable at Hogwarts. And, of course, Luna does not see any way this plan could go wrong.
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the MerMuggles Christmas Contest.
Summary: After The Quibbler is banned from the school, a group of Ravenclaws answer by publishing their own secret newspaper, The Fourth Estate, and leaving copies around various points of Hogwarts for the students to read. If any of them are caught, the worst wrath possible will fall on their heads.
But that fear has done nothing to stop them.
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this my story for the Term Challange, for Project Censored.
Summary: Beasts, Beings, and Everything in Between, by Bindi Unai, has long been a cornerstone piece in American wizarding education. Ms. Unai, a teacher herself for many years, displays a gift for reaching students, even those whom have never met her. In her career, she was able to produce class after class of outstanding students, her textbook can more than be trusted in helping to educate young minds.
Ms. Unai has often said that is her wish that this book will serve as type of legacy to all she has offered to the world of academia. And with the wealth of information, as well as entertaining anecdotes, this book as more than accomplished this goal.
Summary: Nominated for the 2009 QSQ award for Best Male OC.
Harry's life is quiet now. He has a loving wife, a beautiful son, a career along side his best friend, and everything else he could ever want and never imagine having. But now, his career as an Auror will lead both him and Ron halfway around the world to investigate a mysterious school known only as the Skat-Hatokha Academy of Magic.
But from the beginning, something seems off. No one in the wizarding world has heard of this school, the board of directors can contact you, but you can't contact them, and the accepted students have all been in some trouble with the law and take their right to remain silent very seriously. Not to mention Lucius Malfoy's near obsessive interest in this case and his close involvement with the Ministry.
But as more time passes, the more the case begins to take on a life of its own, and not just for Harry.
Summary: Lily and Hugo will be spending a month together while Uncle Ron and Aunt Hermione are on holiday in France. But in a small town with all the older Potters away at Hogwarts, there is surprisingly little to do.
At least until they stumble upon an old book in the attic entitled Lily's Laws for Living; a book that seems to have been written especially for the two of them. And so, the two cousins spend there month of holiday, and the years afterward living the lives according to the laws set forth by Lily Marie Evans.
Summary: A potion has been created that has the ability to strip a wizard of their powers: a potion the Ministry of Magic couldn't wait to get their hands on. After the Battle of Hogwarts, lesser convicted Death Eaters are given a choice: go to Azkaban, or spend the rest of their lives as Muggles. While many people refused such a degrading option as a matter of pride, one Draco Malfoy chose the potion. Now, cast into the city of London, Draco both struggles with, and eventually enjoys his adaptation into the Muggle way of life.
But what happens when the effects of the potion turn out to be not-so permanent?
Summary: Bold and brazen, Gryffindors are expected not to fear anything, and James Potter does everything he can to live up to this image.
But everyone fears something, and what it is that James truely fears is something that even the most cowardly seem able to face without a single fret.
Summary: Gilderoy Lockhart is used to stealing people's life achievements. But one particular insant is one that truly haunts him, and he doesn't even have a face to associate it with.
I am OliveOil_Med, and this is my entry for the Ravenclaw Almost-Gauntlet.
Summary: In New Orleans, wizards, vampires, and all men of races magical and non can be found. And in 1893, a non-discriminating serial killer begins picking off men on the streets, one by one, barely leaving any traces of the victims, let alone the killer themself. But when a British Auror becomes the latest victim, his partner joins the American Ministry in the investigation, only to find one conclusive possibilty in the form of a creature previously only known to Plains Indians that shows no compassion and no desire to stop killing...
The Deer Woman
Summary: All here life, Petunia listened to people say how special her little sister, Lily, was. And getting that letter and running off to that school only made things worse. So through the years, she sat on the sidelines and watched Lily become more and more amazing.
But what about her? A story through Petunia Evans' eyes on the subjects of Lily, Hogwarts, and a war most people don't even know is happening.