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: Luna is always one for being the center of attention, and her classmates are always ones for finding ways for making her such. And when Luna waltzes into Potions class one day with a live duck tucked under her arm, Professor Snape can't help but ask for the reasoning behind it.
A Monty Python-inspired Easter story for Tim the Enchanter
Summary: Neville, along with the company of three members of Hufflepuff, make their way through the school corridors in the dead of night so that they can have an important document sent to the Order. But then, they are caught and taken straight to the new headmaster, Professor Snape, so that he can deal with this form of treason personally.
But the way he actually reacts leaves the four of them confused and...still confused
I am OliveOil_Med, and this is my story written for the I Challange Thee thread. Winner of the 'I Challange Thee' Contest!
Summary: After the birth of her third child, Fleur Weasley takes a look at her life and contemplate how she got here. Surely she never set oput to be a mother of such a large family at such a young age. How did this happen, and is she even fit to serve this role?
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my class assignment for XhayleeXblackX's Character Exploration, NEWT class
Summary: Kalama Jameson has just ended her first year at the Kailani Shamanic Institute when the war in Britian is just beginning. Even all the way in Honolulu, news of the violence is travel fast, and so is the threat of danger. Kalama is barely home for a day when her stepfather and her little sister confront her and beg her not to go back to school next autumn, in the hopes that is she stays away from that world, it will keep her safe.
But there is a lot more that Kalama has to lose besides her own education. Before her mother died, she made a promise that she would become a witch and carry on her real father's legacy. So now, she must decide which is more important: the only people in the world who love her, or a promise to the dead.
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the Fire Challange.
2nd Place Winner of the Fire Challange!
Summary: Bronte Cook can easily be described as a selfish person. The seventh-year student at the Salem Witches Institute has never known suffering a day in her life, not even with a war over the fate of wizard-kind occuring on the other side of the world.
But on a day when everyone is celebrating and Bronte couldn't care less, a less-than-welcome visitor helps to give her a new way of seeing the world.
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the Air Challange.
2nd Place Winner of the Air Challange!
Summary: When the sixth-year class at the Hardscrabble Creek School of Magical Arts are taken out into the wilderness for a Vision Quest, each student is supposed to have one thing in mind to ask for guidence for. But Adam Wyatt had only one thing on his mind: the Triwizard Tournament, and the fact that by being invited to participate, his school will become the first country outside of Europe allowed to compete. Although Adam doesn't trust any of is classmates to make it through the tournament without disgracing themselves, he doesn't feel confident that he'll make it out alive.
But out on the prairie one night, with a sprained ankle and no wand, Adam receieves a much needed perspective check in the form of a young bison.
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the Earth Challange
1st Place Winner of the Earth Challange!
Summary: Tallulah Delarosa, a Muggleborn witch, has lived a very sheltered life, and she needs to learn some independence. But between an over protective mother and a very short leash in Capulet, South Carolina, that's never going to happen. Even being sent away to the Bell Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry can't even seem to give her the shove that she need. Not potions, not friends, nor pushing teachers can seem to get Tallulah out of her rut.
But maybe a winter's night hike up Whiskey Springs Pass, which is believed to grant wisdom to those brave enough to travel there, is what will.
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the Water Challange.