Log in

fanfictiontalks' Journal [entries|friends|calendar]

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ calendar | livejournal calendar ]

Update on MA thesis on HP fan fiction [09 May 2009|02:09pm]


With this message, I would like to thank all of you who answered my questionnaire at http://fanfiction.frontexperts.com (see the original message below) and have given me helpful feedback. Many of you who sent me emails with comments let me know that my questionnaire did not fully embrace your experience with fan fiction. Because a survey is a highly standardized research instrument, there was no way of avoiding this problem but I decided to broaden my research design according to the concerns conveyed to me. Thus, I would like to conduct a group discussion with fan fiction authors where they will have the opportunity to freely talk about their experience without being bound by narrow questions like in the survey.

Therefore, I am looking for Harry Potter fan fiction authors who will attend the LeakyCon 2009 from May 21st-24th in Boston and who would be willing to get together for an hour or two as a group to discuss their experience with me and the other fan fiction authors. As far as I can tell from the LeakyCon schedule, Saturday morning would probably work best to meet for the discussion. Also, it would give us a chance to get to know each other on Thursday or Friday. I will provide a space at the hotel where we will be undisturbed and make sure we have drinks and snacks. A group of 8-12 people would work best but if there are too few people for a group discussion, I would be happy to meet with any of you informally at LeakyCon to talk about your experience as a fan fiction author.

By participating in a group discussion, you would make an immense contribution to the quality and accuracy of my research. I am looking forward to meeting you in person and hearing about your life in Harry Potter fan fiction. If you want to participate please let me know until May 19th by replying to this message or at fanfictions@ gmx.net or petra.baumann@edu.uni-graz.at.

Thank you so much for your repeated help!

post comment

Harry Potter Fan Fiction - Help with MA thesis! [16 Apr 2009|01:15am]

I hope it's OK that I'm posting this message here. I do not have any financial interest whatsoever, this message regards academic research only!

My name is Petra Baumann and I’m doing research for my master’s thesis in sociology on Harry Potter fan fiction at the University of Graz, Austria. As a sociologist, I am especially interested in the social background of fan fiction authors: where they come from, how old they are, etc. Through my research I found that, many studies on fan fiction are done in the fields of literary studies, women studies, or cultural studies but there are very little sociological data available, especially on the Harry Potter fan fiction community.

In order to gather sociological data on Harry Potter fan fiction authors, I developed a short online questionnaire. If you are an author of Harry Potter fan fiction you would immensely help me with my research if you could answer this questionnaire at

The questions will take about 10 minutes to answer and there will be no spam or advertising when you click the link. The evaluation is done anonymously and the data will be used solely for academic research. If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire or my research please feel free to contact me at fanfictions@gmx.net or visit my LifeJournal.

Thank you!

post comment

New fic! [21 Jul 2008|08:09am]

[ mood | awake ]

Hey guys! I've been updating a fic at www.harrypotterfanfiction.com

Name: Me and Her
Era: Other
Characters: Draco MAlfoy, Ginny Weasely, Lucius Malfoy, Pansy Parkinson, Blaise, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasely, Arthur and Molly Weasely
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme

Genres: Horror/Dark, Mystery, Romance

Summary: He hated it when she was sad, when there was no hope in her eyes. Or when she ignored him. She was only his, his Ginny. No one could touch her, she was his, only his......

Little angel go away
Come again some other day
The devil has my ear today
I'll never hear a word you say
He promised I would find a little solace
And some piece of mind
Whatever just as long as I don't feel so

Desperate and Ravenous....
[A Perfect Circle]

Link to my author page [harrypotterwriter]:

post comment

Harry Potter Girls Kink Meme [09 May 2008|10:20pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Many, many apologies if this is deemed inappropriate or agains the rules.

Just dropping by to make the fandom aware of the existence of a Harry Potter Girls Anonymous Kink Meme, a het/femmeslash meme for those who love the HP girls enough to write them kinky smutfic. ;) Despite what the time stamp says, it's brand new, and in need of readers and writers to request and reply. So please join in on the fun and bring this meme to life!

This is going to be extremely unsafe for work, obviously...

post comment

[19 Jan 2007|12:32am]

Hi again!!

Do you remember this post, about a month and a half ago? I'm back to remind you that there is still time to sign up for either participate as an artist or as a sponsor. Right now we're in need of sponsors, as you can see here, so if you want to help in our HP QfaC project, you'll be more than welcome.

Thank you!
post comment

Quills for a Cause Project [03 Dec 2006|08:15pm]

Have you ever wanted to help fight against AIDS, but never knew how? Have you ever thought that you could make a difference?

Now you have that chance – to make a difference, to help, to make the world a better place to live in. You can help with your art and your writing.

Some time ago, there was this idea – a community that would help fight AIDS by online donations. But every person who wanted to donate would have something as "reward:" a story, a drawing. That was strigoia's dream, our dream, and now it has become a reality.

In the wake of the International AIDS Awareness Day, we're offering you a place where you can write for a cause, draw for a cause, donate for a cause. Where? At Quills for a Cause, a multifandom project that searches for hope in art. For starters, it's going to be only one fandom, but with your help, we can make it multifandom soon.

Harry Potter meets Quills for a Cause next February in hpqfac. If you want to help by writing, drawing or sponsoring, join the community today and start planning how to help.

This is your chance. You can make a difference.
post comment

Equilibrium Trailer - 12/12 [03 Dec 2006|12:41am]

Please turn up your volume.

Video rated PG.

Commencing December 9th 2006.
Special journal-only previews until then.
Friend NC-17 version here. Friend PG-13 version here.
post comment

Equilibrium Trailer - 11/12 Harry Potter [01 Dec 2006|09:23pm]

Please turn up your volume.

Video rated PG.

Click to Friend. - Click for User Info. - Click for Journal.

Announcement: Due to request, a companion LJ, rated PG-13, will be made available for those wishing to follow the action in a less-explicit fashion. Date and link to be announced with final trailer.
post comment

Equilibrium Trailer - 10/12 Lord Voldemort [30 Nov 2006|11:00pm]

Please turn up your volume.

Video rated PG.

Click to Friend. - Click for User Info. - Click for Journal.

Announcement: Due to request, a companion LJ, rated PG-13, will be made available for those wishing to follow the action in a less-explicit fashion. Date and link to be announced with final trailer.
post comment

Equilibrium Trailer - 9/12 Albus Dumbledore [29 Nov 2006|10:28pm]

Please turn up your volume.

Video rated PG.

Click to Friend. - Click for User Info. - Click for Journal.

Announcement: Due to request, a companion LJ, rated PG-13, will be made available for those wishing to follow the action in a less-explicit fashion. Date and link to be announced with final trailer.
post comment

New HP Fan Fiction Community [29 Nov 2006|06:34pm]

Hello everyone,

I guess that most of you are interested in Harry Potter fanfictions. IT doesn't matter which pairing you ship or which category you like, all that matters for now is that you like FanFictions.

I've been addicted to FF's for about 3 1/2 years now and still can't get enough but for the last couple of months I noticed a definite lack or overall decrees of quality. This is not supposed to offend anyone - no, we all started somehow.
In addition to the lessening quality (and sometimes quantity) the number of written stories has shot up in no time and by now it's extremely difficult to pick out a good story between a lot of crap (once again, sorry if this offends anyone - it just is partly true).

So I had the idea, to open a community which will collect the real FF's. The classics of every pairing. But I don't mean FF's who're just nice, I mean the "TEH" Stories, the diamonds between mud the stories you read again and again and again and you still never get tired of it. The once you print out and cuddle before going to bed. The ones, one just HAS to have read if he likes that particular pairing.

In my opinion, every ship (by every I mean EVERY, het, slash, femslash ... everything) has it's own Diamonds and we should give credit to them all.

So, I now want to open a community to collect them all so no one needs to look through thousands of others first.

But I need help for that. People, who're just as FF crazy as I am, people with whom I can decide if y story is worth being collected in our archive, people who love diving deep into the HP fandom.

If you're one of them, read the rest and apply!

Let the Magic take over ...Collapse )

x-posted like mad...
post comment

Equilibrium Trailer – 7/12 Fred and George Weasley [27 Nov 2006|11:42pm]

Please turn up your volume.

Video rated R.

Click to Friend. - Click for User Info. - Click for Journal.
post comment

Equilibrium Trailer - 6/12 Pansy Parkinson [26 Nov 2006|10:32pm]

Please turn up your volume.

Video rated PG.

Click to Friend. - Click for User Info. - Click for Journal.
post comment

Help please! [08 Oct 2006|12:00am]

I am trying to find a couple fan fiction stories which I read a while ago and forgot to save in favorites.

The first was a Severus/Remus fic in which Snape takes a muggle camera from a student and soon becomes obsessed with taking pictures of everything. Eventually Remus finds out about his hobby and investigates. When he finds Snape's collection of albums he is hurt to discover that he is the only person absent from the pictures. Eventually, it is discovered that there is a seperate group of pictures taken by Snape of Remus which reveal the other man's love and devotion. It is a really well written fan fiction which I would love to read again. I have been searching for a couple weeks with no luck, and now I cannot get the fic out of my head!

The second fan fiction is a Draco/Hermione where draco needs to be protected by the order and is sent to hide as a muggle. Hermione is sent to stay with him only as long as it takes to get him functional in the new environment. I seem to remember them getting along from the begining of the fic. I do know that Draco acts deliberatly obtuse on things muggle so that Hermione will not leave him-as he knows that he is in love with her.

Thank you so much for any help that you can give. I hope that this post is welcome, I apologize if this is not allowed.

4 comments|post comment

Harry Potter Parody. Read it Now! [09 Sep 2006|06:43pm]

Henry Potty and the Pet Rock: An Unauthorized Harry Potter Parody
For everyone who loved Harry Potter…and for everyone who didn’t.
TITLE: Henry Potty and the Pet Rock: An Unauthorized Harry Potter Parody
Valerie Estelle Frankel
GENRE: Parody, Humor, Elseworld
 Catastrophe strikes ChickenfeetAcademy, and it’s not just the cafeteria food. Lord Revolting, murderous goldfish-flusher, needs Really Wimpy’s pet rock to conquer the world! While battling him with squirt guns and cheesy how-to guides, Henry Potty aces Hobology, preps for America’s Funniest Fairygodchildren, and tries to avoid laundering Professor Snort’s dreaded hankies, or worse, watching A History of Cabbages in Polish. All the while, the least likely character watches, coveting the pet rock for her own sneaky agenda. What part does Socks the parrot, wisecracking pet of Headmaster Bumbling Bore, play in all this? Will Revolting dare the ultimate villainy and spoil the book? Will this novel waste your entire morning? There’s only one way to know…

Read it now at www.harrypotterparody.com
post comment

HI! [13 Jun 2006|08:53am]

[ mood | amused ]

Hey everyone - I just joined the community and thought that I would drop a line - I have been writing fanfiction since '04 and just took up my HP series again! I found some HP workings for my SIMS 2 so all of my fanfiction will include pictures. :-) I can also post it with out the pictures for those of you that would rather not have them and form pictures in your own mind (which I can totally understand). - My series is a bit different but I will explain that when I post it! Thanks!

post comment

[18 Apr 2006|10:59pm]

I've been a writer since I was 13 and for the past four years I've tried to find my niche in the world. I've been a fashion designer, graphic maker, event planner, DJ, and as always I fall back on my writing. For fun I write Harry Potter fan ficiton. Hopefully a ready will find this story most interesting as I have put much work into it.

The Last Stand
Main Characters: Severus Snape, Remus Lupin
Story Summary: Nicole Harris is an old love of Severus Snape and when the Dark Lord begins the 2nd War, Remus finds that Nicole, the smartest witch of her time, to be of help to the Order. But she believes there is one mroe person that is useful- Severus. She knows he killed Dumbledore and believes his story that Dumbleodor in fact ordered Severus to kill him, but the Order is not so sure. It's a love story that ensues as darkness falls upon the world.
Pairings: SS/OC, RL/NT, HP/GW, RW/HG
Rating: Mature
Why: Rated for scenes of sexual nature, graphic violence, and spook plot bunnies that eat horses...or was that a Twilight Zone episode I saw?
# of Chapters So Far: Four
Link at FanFiction.net: HERE

Please review. I would love to know how you are feeling about the story.
Always, Victoria
post comment

[16 Feb 2006|11:12pm]

[ mood | pensive ]

Hi! I'm new here at LJ but I've been reading fanfiction for years. Mostly Harry Potter fanfiction. I love angsty ones. Just thought I'd say hello:)

post comment

[12 Oct 2005|02:14pm]
Check it out if you would like...

Stop in and share your fics with a whole new audience!
Find an awesome collection of great reads and great artwork!
Give your two cents and help others develop their own stories!
Participate in fun community challenges!

Don't be shy, please stop by!

If this type of post is not allowed, PLEASE just let me know and I will remove it! Just trying to spread the word, and I certaintly do not want to upset anyone doing so - thank you!! ^_^
1 comment|post comment

[ viewing | most recent entries ]
[ go | earlier ]