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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #57070 is a reply to message #57009] Sat, 21 April 2012 20:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Letomo is currently offline  Letomo
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Diane Castle wrote on Thu, 19 April 2012 21:45
And sometimes... nothing. I sit and stare at the screen, and my muse wanders off to see if the dogs want a walk. I had a set of rough notes on Ayla 9 and a first-stage outline, and my muse wouldn't look at them for about four months. (Maybe that was burnout from the insane amounts of material I wrote for Ayla 8.) Instead, my muse had ideas for three different Buffy crossover novels. Two are completed, and the third is mostly done. I don't know why the fixation with Buffy occurred. My muse Agatha never explains this stuff. (I know why the Discworld-Phase crossover spawned. Reading lots of pTerry.)

Diane


Discworld/Phase? Sounds interesting. So many possibilities. Is it online anywhere, where we might gaze upon it in wonder?


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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #57073 is a reply to message #57070] Sat, 21 April 2012 21:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Letomo wrote on Sat, 21 April 2012 17:46
Diane Castle wrote on Thu, 19 April 2012 21:45
And sometimes... nothing. I sit and stare at the screen, and my muse wanders off to see if the dogs want a walk. I had a set of rough notes on Ayla 9 and a first-stage outline, and my muse wouldn't look at them for about four months. (Maybe that was burnout from the insane amounts of material I wrote for Ayla 8.) Instead, my muse had ideas for three different Buffy crossover novels. Two are completed, and the third is mostly done. I don't know why the fixation with Buffy occurred. My muse Agatha never explains this stuff. (I know why the Discworld-Phase crossover spawned. Reading lots of pTerry.)

Diane


Discworld/Phase? Sounds interesting. So many possibilities. Is it online anywhere, where we might gaze upon it in wonder?


Nope. It will not be available for a few years, since it has spoilers implicit in it. Oh, and it's only about 10% completed.

Diane


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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #57190 is a reply to message #47264] Mon, 23 April 2012 12:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Excellent.


Possibly the most enjoyable chapter to date. Keep up the good work!
Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #57354 is a reply to message #47264] Thu, 26 April 2012 19:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So, another day, another update, another slice of action. Plus a nod to one of my pet peeves with the Buffy series - the insistence they spend five minutes or so of screen time beating up the vampires before wielding the stakes...

Meanwhile, it's just as well you don't frequent TopShelf, otherwise you'd probably have been tempted to play around in the DarkRealms Universe (vampires, witches, fae, weres and more!), which has already attracted the attentions of Maggie, Dr. B and Heather...

-oOo-

[Update Sunday 29th April to avoid double posting]

So, Welcome to Warwickshire Smile A brief stop in Alcester (pronounced Ol-stir, in case anyone was wondering)(probably landing on the roundabout in the middle of town, where everyone would have just dismissed them as teenagers and carried on with what they were doing) before flying North to a decrepit manor.

There probably are a few places matching that description in real life, although I doubt they're at Coughton Court Smile

Meanwhile, another group of vamps headed East - either there's a property in that direction they're interested in...

...or they're going to lead a vampire invasion of Stratford Very Happy Somehow I doubt they'd be interested in the cultural experience offered by a certain glovemaker's son who wrote the occasional play or two...

-oOo-

[Update: Star Wars Day, 2012]

Of course - being surrounded by vampires isn't much of an issue when you've got three sources of backup! However, I expect the press will have a field day on (incorrect) speculation as to the causes of death of those the vampires and demons feasted on...

As to where the remaining vampires are headed to - Bones Manor. Still, an attempted invasion of Stratford would've been funny Very Happy

[Updated on: Fri, 04 May 2012 07:48]

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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #57872 is a reply to message #47264] Mon, 07 May 2012 16:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As if Bones would call the Aurors on them ^^ I doubt she'd be that stupid.
Anyway, those vampires really had bad luck... Instead of a raid they ran into an ambush.

Thank you for writing this captivating story,
Beyogi


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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #58159 is a reply to message #47264] Sun, 13 May 2012 13:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice new episode here, too. Diane's been busy. (Duh.)

Interesting to see Ginny becoming more confident and assertive.
Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #58172 is a reply to message #58159] Sun, 13 May 2012 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cockle wrote on Sun, 13 May 2012 14:13
Nice new episode here, too. Diane's been busy. (Duh.)

Interesting to see Ginny becoming more confident and assertive.


Well, it IS a Ginny story (despite the title) after all.

By the way, when I was hitting the pillow last night/this morning, a concept (no plot, just the basic punconcept) for another HP crossover story came to me...

"Ginny is a Genie."



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[Updated on: Sun, 13 May 2012 14:33]

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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #58339 is a reply to message #47264] Wed, 16 May 2012 09:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm looking forward to Ginny's adventures back at Hogwarts, the train was certainly an interesting start.
I do have a question though, I know you altered the time line (from your initial post), while looking up info on the HP Wiki I saw that Amelia Bones died a year before Albus Dumbeldore. I'm just not sure which year the story is taking place in, so, which date of death was changed, Amelia's or Dumbledore's?
Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #58349 is a reply to message #47264] Wed, 16 May 2012 14:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hahahahaha!!!
Luna is brilliant! And those Slytherins (or however you spell that name) are so gullible!


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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #58350 is a reply to message #58339] Wed, 16 May 2012 14:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dr Rem wrote on Wed, 16 May 2012 06:00
I'm looking forward to Ginny's adventures back at Hogwarts, the train was certainly an interesting start.
I do have a question though, I know you altered the time line (from your initial post), while looking up info on the HP Wiki I saw that Amelia Bones died a year before Albus Dumbeldore. I'm just not sure which year the story is taking place in, so, which date of death was changed, Amelia's or Dumbledore's?


That was a mistake on my part. Assume that Amelia Bones wasn't killed in Book 5. I was thinking she was killed in Book 7 so I could save her, but that was a different Ministry official.

The timeline twiddle that I mentioned was the adjustment necessary to make the last moments of the grand finale of Buffy synch up with the big climax battle in the hall of Hogwarts near the end of Book 6. Oddly enough, the two happened at the right time of day and the right time of year, just in different years.

So... who was the female Ministry official who was killed early in HP Book 7? Errors like this really bug me. I may re-write this, substituting someone else in there, even if I happen to like Amelia Bones.

And thanks for paying attention. I appreciate it.

Diane


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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #58352 is a reply to message #58350] Wed, 16 May 2012 15:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Why not save Amelia Bones? Its not like other fanfic authors haven't.
Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #58362 is a reply to message #47264] Wed, 16 May 2012 17:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Luna using her ... peculiarity to sell a lie? Wow, that's cold. I like.

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And those Slytherins (or however you spell that name) are so gullible!

Not really, Luna is very good.

[Updated on: Wed, 16 May 2012 17:30]

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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #58425 is a reply to message #47264] Thu, 17 May 2012 02:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sending the Slytherins on a Wild Harry Chase - brilliant! And it sets the scene for a very easy way to distract Slytherins from whatever the remainder of DA get up to - look out of windows and bespell random objects to move around, or (if possible) bespell an object to move without requiring to be within line-of-sight of a wand at the time. The Slytherins will be so preoccupied with thinking Harry's sneaking around they (probably) won't think of looking for other possible means of locomotion.

As for Amelia Bones and the Ministry Official from Book 7, just swap them around in the timeline - so the Ministry Official got killed in Book 5, thus allowing Amelia (and the rest of the Bones clan) to be saved.

[EDIT]Skimming through my copy of Book 7, Charity Burbage (Muggle Studies teacher) gets killed almost as soon as the book opens (p17-18), after being held captive at Malfoy Manor. It's then implied she becomes dinner for Nagini. Page 96 and Riddle's on the hunt for Gregorovitch, while on page 145 Rowle gets into trouble for reporting Harry's disappearance. On Page 200, Cattermole's wife is about to be interrogated, but it's assumed she gets away OK after being helped to escape by Harry, Hermione and Ron in disguise. Page 230 sees Gregorovitch get killed. So that's the main deaths from bit-part characters in the first third of the book.

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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #58442 is a reply to message #58352] Thu, 17 May 2012 14:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Diane Castle is currently offline  Diane Castle
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Isodecan wrote on Wed, 16 May 2012 12:21
Why not save Amelia Bones? Its not like other fanfic authors haven't.


Well, I had in mind a particular Ministry official who is killed off-screen in book 7, and I just thought it was Madame Bones. I didn't bother to verify. Usually my memory is good enough that it's not an issue, so when I'm wrong it's irritating.

And yes, this is another part of me that I use for Ayla a great deal.

Diane


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Re: Harry Potter and the Deadly Heller [message #58555 is a reply to message #47264] Sun, 20 May 2012 03:20 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Did they really suspend the house system in the books? I remember them going into the Ravenclaw tower/common room. Anyway, interesting story, I wonder what ginny will do next. Will those cruciatusses that Carrow will throw around actually hurt her?

Thank you for writing, I can't wait for the next story Wink


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