The wait is over.

Rejoice, ye merry hippogriffs, for Chapter 11 is up at, and has been submitted to FictionAlley.

You know the drill: Be happy,go read Wasteland, review, make me happy!

draconunquamdormiens: (animagus)
( Jan. 27th, 2005 12:28 am)
[ profile] lizzyrose89 asked for: How utterly pointless analysing books/poetry is!
And who am I to deny such a treat. Laugh away, Lizzie!

How utterly pointless analysing books/poetry is )
So, rant meme:

1. Comment with almost any subject that you would like me to rant on, with possible (or most likely, lots of) swearing involved. Any subject - I don't even have to agree with it. But refrain from any kind of political issue, plsthnx.

2. Watch my journal for your rant.

3. Post this in your own journal, so that you may rant for others.

draconunquamdormiens: (animagus)
( Jan. 25th, 2005 05:22 pm)
So I was rather bored, thinking of skivvin' Greek lesson - again- and lo and behold, what doth my email tell me?

Japonica has updated Always, people! This calls for a celebration! Yay!!!! (Too many exclamation marks, I know. So AK me, why don't you?)

Always!!! Go and read!

I dutifully reviewed, too! You should do the same, k?

*bounces away*
draconunquamdormiens: (animagus)
( Jan. 24th, 2005 08:26 am)
Nabbed from [ profile] spaeiireth! Changed it a bit, though. ;)

Love us!!!

give DND more *GLOMPS*

Get hugs of your own

give Pafoo more *HUGS*

Get hugs of your own
draconunquamdormiens: (jail)
( Jan. 22nd, 2005 01:21 am)
My very firstest set of icons.

Not very good, mind you, as I still have to learn Photoshop 101. But still.

teh icons )
So... Pafoo is my alter ego. For confirmation, look below:

You scored as Sirius Black. You are a gifted wizard and very loyal to your allegiance. Whilst you have a big heart and care very much about those around you, you can be a little arrogant and reckless at times.


Sirius Black


Harry Potter


Remus Lupin


Albus Dumbledore


Ginny Weasley


Hermione Granger


Draco Malfoy


Severus Snape


Ron Weasley


Lord Voldemort


Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?
created with

That would explain A LOT, people! *bounces manically up and down* *glomps Pads* So, this means I shall never write you OOC, my dear...
Right, so... Chapter 10 is up at at last.

Be good, review, criticise, flame. I don't mind, on the contrary. Feedback is good, Preciousss...

Anyway, before I go bonkers by me onesey, go read: Damage Assessment

Then, review.

Chapter 10 is finally ready! is down at the mo, however, and FictionAlley hasn't uploaded it yet, either.

BUT it's up at the yahoo group, in the Files section under The Time of the Turning (can't seem to link directly, sorry) so you can go read straight away, and there's no harm done there.

As always, reviews are very welcome. Particularly with regard to overall story flow and characterisations. Methinks I flew off the handle there somewhere, and made the chapter too long.

Meh, you judge.

draconunquamdormiens: (lj blackout)
( Jan. 19th, 2005 12:50 am)

The Great LiveJournal
Outage of 2005

During the outage I became a productive member of society...until it came back online.

What did you do?

Brought to you by geek-foo

And it's true, too!

Okay, now for some real news (yeah, right!)

1. Time of the Turning Progress Update.
I'll upload chapter ten in some three to five hours, since I've been hectic as Voldie-shorts on an anthill today. I only have to check for mistakes and the like. So cheer and be merry, you'll have... *checks document length* 15000+ words to read in a bit! That's over 40 pages on my computer. Not bad for the wait, eh?

2. I'm doodling on a map of Harry's tent, which I'll have to photograph or scan before I upload it. Shall put it here and at the Yahoo group tomorrow.

3. I have a godchild! Shall scan the piccies and post 'em tomorrow as well - I need to get my hands on the scanner first. Anyway, since they're twins, and I still have to pick, you can help me choose, heee!

4. Pafoo, my muse, decided to take last week off. However, he promised to help me with a number of short fics tomorrow. I've taken the day off from work and all other real-life nuances for 24 glorious hours, and I shall make sure something halfway readable comes out of it.

5. I have smoked 1.5 ciggies today, and I am dying here! *in best Quirrel voice* Thought you ought to know *faints*

draconunquamdormiens: (lj blackout)
( Jan. 17th, 2005 10:06 am)
Survived the blackout - barely. I just made it back from the ICU.

Time is coming along, finally. Hope to post tomorrow, since I'll have to check the chapter again. Methinks I'm missing a plot point somewhere and I can't find the loophole. Meh, hope people will enjoy regardless.

Since I am bored half to death, I decided to blog a couple of things.

C is for Chic
L is for Lively
A is for Arty
I is for Ideal
R is for Revolutionary
Y is for Yummy
C is for Chipper
H is for Hyper
R is for Radical
Y is for Young
S is for Serene
T is for Thoughtful
E is for Extreme
L is for Loud
L is for Lovable
E is for Extreme
H is for Heavenly
A is for Active
D is for Dizzy
J is for Juicy
I is for Industrious
K is for Kinky
A is for Ambitious
K is for Kinky
O is for Orderly
U is for Upbeat

You Are a Warrior Soul

You're a strong person and sometimes seen as intimidating.
You don't give up. You're committed and brave.
Truly adventuresome, you are not afraid of going to battle.
Extremely protective of loved ones, you root for the underdog.

You are picky about details and rigorous in your methods.
You also value honesty and fairness a great deal.
You can be outspoken, intimidating, headstrong, and demanding.
You're a hardliner who demands the best from themselves and others.

Souls you are most compatible with: Old Soul and Peacemaker Soul

You Are 14 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

draconunquamdormiens: (procrastinators)
( Jan. 8th, 2005 05:29 pm)
draconunquamdormiens: (killercurtain)
( Jan. 8th, 2005 10:06 am)

The HMS Wreckage has appeared on the Daily Snitch! Aww, I'm so proud!

Back to work it is... grumblemumblestupidworkmumblegrumble

Sadly, work has gotten in the way of Time once again. In the form of Urgent!Legal!Translation, to be delivered Sunday afty at my office in Mexico. Which clashes with my plans to update Time of the Turning Saturday or Sunday. Not to mention, probably with my skiing plans on Sunday as well, and the next week will be hectic as Voldie in an anthill because I shan't get to do what I had to during the weekend. Grr.

So, in the face of things and seeing that I still haven't finished chapter ten, or checked it or anything, I guess I'll be able to update Tuesday, at the earliest. Provided I finish homework and all on time.

Same goes for the chocolate fic and the innocence fic I've been working on for the [ profile] hpchallenges community, by the way.

Grr and rr!

*glares at pile of translation work*
draconunquamdormiens: (killercurtain)
( Jan. 6th, 2005 09:22 pm)
[ profile] jevva posted this one in [ profile] _sirius_denial_, and I couldn't help it! Is it gorgeous or what?

Brighten up, Japs!

Sirius Black is Love

Sirius Black is Love

draconunquamdormiens: (Default)
( Jan. 6th, 2005 07:13 pm)
I still don't know how to make the little links to my friends show up whenever I type their names. Anyway, nicked this from [ profile] deppistsavvy and filled it in. BUT I still hate her. Well, okay, I don't, but it's a matter of principle. Congruence rules the world, therefore if I say I hate Savvy, then I'm supposed to hate her for at least twelve hours...

Anyhoo, meme... )
draconunquamdormiens: (procrastinators)
( Jan. 6th, 2005 12:31 pm)
Incidentally no, I am not supersticious... not even a bit. And I am never looking at my flist again, either. Well, until tomorrow, at least...

Find out just what )

Savvy, I hate you. Sort of. *bangs head on table* *chuckles*
Back to normal for yours truly and the horde of characters living in my head!

We are pleased to inform you that in two hours, we ARE GETTING OUT DSL CONNECTION INSTALLED!!!! That's right, 1021/128 speed, non-stop, really fast internet! No more shall we have to endure slow uploading of images, no more connect/disconnect every time someone wants to use the phone, no more working offline, no more waiting for hours for the translation attachments to be sent!

Is that cool or what?

And since we're still down with the flu and must stay in bed, there's no need to make up some excuse to play with new connection all day and half the night.

Am so happy! *sneezes*

So I have been turned into a human pin cushion. Literally. I didn't know that when my auntie told me acupuncture would get me on my feet again, she meant to drop by early in the morning and stick needles all over my arms, neck and face!

At least she let me listen to music while she stuck needles of various sizes all over my forehead. Heh. *winces*

So, here I bring you, my dear Japs, and whoever might happen to read and lurk around, Part three of your birthday fic!
Christmas, 1980

Part Three )


End notes: I SWEAR I'm going somewhere with this, although I can't tell what, exactly. First off, it's not really a christmas fic (in part three at least) and it still lacks a plot. I happen to like my Sirius vulnerable and James angsty and Remus... just being himself. The reason? Fits with Time of the Turning. Meh, take this fic as a very detailed description of Harry's early life. Will become fun in part four, and the newly-planned (and hopefully last) part five will be more on the dark-dramatic side of the spectrum. Don't like? Well, let me know!

draconunquamdormiens: (Default)
( Jan. 3rd, 2005 11:41 pm)
So the dratted flu finally got me, after weeks of empty threats. Which should be good for my fics, as now Dad has got to return to work and I can tell everyone else I'm on my deathbed, therefore unable to leave the house for... two days or so.


5 Cigarrettes smoked. Which means, next to nothing compared to my usual standard. Am so proud.

Time of the Turning Chapter 10. Named chapter Damage Assessment, and mixed in two more scenes. Currently at over 5000 words. Planned to be over 10000, so be patient.

Christmas 1980, Part Three. Wherein I realised I like to bash up my favourite characters, just so I can indulge in my Mother Hen Syndrome. Am leaving it as is, although Japs might end up begging me to cut the melodrama out. Which I will do, after she asks me. Part Three probably up tomorrow, depends on my temperature lowering enough for me to recheck it.

Chocolate ficlet for the hpchallenges. I have two options: one, a hit at humour, PWP (as in Plot? What Plot?) or another PWP, but more angsty. Both share the following: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, no ships! no sex-smut-romance-whatever, lots of chocolate, Hogsmeade as the setting, and... oh, yeah, Quidditch. Please tell me which you'd like to see. Guess blindly, I don't mind -- just help me out here.

Body count. Three furbies, seventeen mosquitoes, one cup of coffee, and a slice of chocolate cake.

New Year's Resolutions:

Snatched this from Savvy *waves*

In the year 2005 I resolve to:

Make the FBIs most wanted list.

Get your resolution here

And apart from that, the following:

1. Quit smoking. I'm getting there, getting there...
2. Finish Time of the Turning without turning it into the sands of time
3. Finish MWPP The Beginning, although it's likely to become utter... I'll let you judge.
4. Start climbing again - gods, how I miss it!
5. Er... sports. Yeah, something new. I'm open to suggestions.
6. Be at library in Edinburgh at midnight, July 16, 2005! Dressed in robes, hat and the whole Hogwarts outfit! Pay for book in Galleons! Eeee! Excitement!
7. On more serious(sp? *cackles*) matters, establish an overseas branch of my translations company, so as to have the excuse to come to Europe more often.
8. Start typing up fiction novel which I've been skirting around for years and never gotten around to fix because of fanfiction.
9. Write a book (yes, I happen to enjoy writing, why do you ask?) about the Turkish- Cypriot problem.
10. Do my Greek homework for once
11. Same as 10 but applicable to drawing course
12. Laugh. A lot more than this year, which has been hilarious!
13. Do those EMS refresher courses I've been too lazy to take.
14. Make Japs finish Always. Pelt her with the collection of furbies and pitchforks she left here.
15. Reply to reviews for Time of the Turning
16. On the same note, review all those fics I love and haven't reviewed. I'm rubbish, I know.
17. Win the Quidditch World Cup. I'm ambitious, I know that too.
18. Finish the PoA Game. Okay, GET the PoA game, THEN finish it.
19. KILL those flamingoes. Or at least silence them. *waves wand*
20. SPACE FOR RENT *grin*



DND, sugar high and down with the flu. Not good combination.
draconunquamdormiens: (killercurtain)
( Jan. 1st, 2005 12:57 pm)
Nicked this from Japonica, who said she'll try and finish Always!

In order to get an idea of how my friends view me, I would like everyone to go down this list and pick the one from each pair that you think describes me the best. Then copy this and post it in your own journal to see how your friends view you.

leader or follower
quiet or talkative
spontaneous or planned
dominant or submissive
logical or intuitive
social or loner
gentle or strong.
draconunquamdormiens: (Default)
( Dec. 31st, 2004 06:59 pm)
I have an announcement to make: I, DND, aka CanisMajor, akaPadfoot, aka hey!youthere!yesyou!hey!, have decided to QUIT SMOKING!

Yes, that's true. I shall be a healthy, naturally high me.

After thinking on the matter for a long time (and three months with my dad who resembles a badly-done chimney-transfiguration) I have decided to quit it.

As for the remaining New Year's resolutions, I think I'll post them up later. This is the important one, and should be told separately from number two, "Winning theQuidditch World Cup" or number three, "Getting Gryffindor Scarf and Wand", right?

Wish me luck, and may all your resolutions be met all right and proper!

Woe is me, I am obsessed!!

*chuckles* No, really, I am! *nudges Padfoot* Aren't I?

Padfoot *nods sagely* She is, trust me. I'm the best example of it, by far...

Canis (for those who don't know, that's me): No, really.

Padfoot: *shrugs*I live in your head, tell you what to write, when to write and how, Harry, Prongs, Lily and Moony are regular visitors, and you have long arguments with Dumbledore about how he's messing up things. What more proof of obsessiveness do you want?

Canis (aka me): True, true... You forgot to mention my lurvely wand. Which I made myself.

Pafoo: *rolls eyes* ...and you have a lurvely wand. Happy now?

Canis: Yup. *beams*

Now, before Pads here and I return to our day off from writing and celebrating New Year's, We have agreed to fix the Obsessiveness List thingie - as my last post this year and pressie for you all - to be found here:

How to tell you're Really, REALLY Obsessed with Harry Potter  )

Some Quizzes, filched from the Internet:

What kind of disease are you?


canis_major is caused by Satan.

canis_major will, upon infection, turn the infected into a hippie.
canis_major can only be cured by quitting your job and becoming a canadian elvis impersonator.

HA! Got this from sinfonica aka galactic horizon *waves madly*, and I so happen to be spawned by Santa as well...
Pads did it too, here's what he got:
What kind of disease are you?

Sirius Black:

Sirius Black is caused by Satan.

An infection of Sirius Black causes victims to write bad goth poetry.
To cure Sirius Black, crossdress badly.

So... this means what we think it means?

Pads: Um... not sure what you're on about, Canis.
Canis: We're spawned from the same Santa!
Pads: It's S a t a n, not Santa.
Canis: I knew that.

And I did this other one...

Which HP Kid Are You?

wreckplunderer's Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 6
Average number of words per sentence:13.96
Average number of syllables per word:1.40
Total words in sample:5137
Analyze your journal! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern

Lastly, a sixth-grader can read my posts... Meh, I never claimed high intellectual prowess in my LJ anyway!

Hee hee
Part two of Japonica's birthday fic. It's pretty plotless so far, I realised. There will be a third part sometime next week, which I hope will make up for the plotlessness you have endured. Bleh.

Christmas, 1980 - Part Two )

Yes, yes, plotless. Sorry about that. What do you know? I might create a bit of a plot device in the next installment thing.

May Santa Clause, aka Père Noël, aka Father Christmas, aka the Chimney Climber, aka the Bringer of the Wrong Present, amongst other, much more creative names... *trails off*

As I was saying before I went off for a swim into a memory lagoon: May the white-bearded, rather batty sod with twinkling blue eyes, half-moon spectacles and a certain fondness for tea, biscuits, and breaking and entering - not to mention eavesdropping on the most banal of your daily activities all year long - whose name is renowned in the entire world (and is, surprisingly, not Dumbledore), have brought you the presents you wanted.

If he didn't, well, join the club. At this rate, I'll have to get my Gryffindor cloak, hat and scarf by me onesey.

However your Christmas went, it is over, but it shall come back to haunt us next year, complete with the crazy christmas card writing bout, ludicrously high eckeltricity bills and hectic last-minute shopping. And we don't even have Death Eaters lurking around the corner...

Ah, can't wait for the hours of joy that come off wrapping presents in an original, yet elegant manner, only to see your works of art destroyed in a split second by the savaging hands that are solely interested in what you wrapped. *ponders* I'll be sure to use that sentence in a fic... yeah.

Boxing Day is special, and not only because of the sudden discounts that attack your already depleted purse, no.

DracoNunquamDormiens Corporation (DND Co. for short) brings to you, ye merry hippogriffs, the next installment of The Time of the Turning, in a massive writing effort that involved all of my multiple personalities (hence my status as a corporation) for the not-so long awaited chapter nine, Under a Blood Red Sky. I was very inspired, so there.

Since Boxing Day Specials are usually of the 2x1 variety, DND Co. is proud to present part two of Japs' birthday ficcy, Christmas, 1980 later today as well. I've got to double-check it and sleep a bit, otherwise I'll be posting a large collection of horrible typos.

Both items are free of charge, although I hope you'll find enough left-over christmas cheer to drop a review. Part Three of Japs' fic may be coming along before the year is up, if the family Addams allows.
This is the complete version of the song that will come up in Japs' birthday ficcy, courtesy of the Marauders and Lily.

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas everyone!

THE TWELVE PAINS OF CHRISTMAS (Marauders version, snatched from the original by Bob Rivers Comedy Group, which has nothing to do with the Potterverse, butIdon'twanttobesued)

James: The first thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me: Is finding a Christmas tree.
Remus: The second thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me: Surviving the Shopping spree,
Both: And finding a Christmas tree.

Peter: The third thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me:
Sirius: Hangovers!
Remus: Surviving the Shopping spree,
All: And finding a Christmas tree.

Remus: The fourth thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me:
Lily: Sending Christmas cards,
Sirius: Those blasted hangovers,
James: Surviving the Shopping Spree,
All: And finding a Christmas tree.

Peter: The fifth thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me:
James: No Quidditch Match,
Lily: Sending Christmas cards,
Sirius: Those blasted, head-hurting hangovers,
James: Surviving the attack on the shops,
All: And finding a Christmas tree.

Lily: The sixth thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me:
James: Facing my in-laws,
Sirius: No Quidditch Match? What are you saying?
Lily: Oh, I hate those Christmas cards,
Peter: My head hurts,
Remus: Duelling Death Eaters in Diagon Alley,
All: And finding a Christmas tree."

Remus: The seventh thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me:
James: The Auror End-of-Terms,
Lily: What's that I hear about your in-laws, dear?
Remus: No Quidditch Match?
Lily: I hate Christmas cards,
Peter: Give me some Firewhiskey!
Sirius: I'm trying to get some presents in one piece, will you stop hexing me already?
All: And finding a Christmas tree.

Sirius: The eighth thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me:
Sirius: I hate exams.
Lily: And what do you mean, "your in-laws"?!?
Peter: No Quidditch Match!
Lily: Oh, making out these cards, hate them,
Sirius: Should we hit the pubs, huh?
James: What do you mean the Death Eaters broke it?! I need another toy!
All: And finding a Christmas tree.

Peter: The ninth thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me:
Lily: Anti-Marauder Christmas Wrap,
Sirius: I've got better things to do than study!
Remus: Horse-face and the Walrus are going to be there too...
Sirius: I want my Quidditch!
Lily: Writing out those Christmas cards,
James: Sobering potion? You have sobering potion?
Sirius: Hello, Trixie! Long time, no see!
All: And finding a Christmas tree.

James: The tenth thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me:
Peter: Um, guys... we need another turkey...
Remus: James, you could have waited before you opened it,
Lily: PADFOOT, NO!!!!
James: Quick Sirius, the three laws of crowd control!!!
Lily: They're not so bad, really, once you get to know them.
Sirius: No Quidditch! What's wrong with these people?
Lily: You could help me write some of these, James, Sirius.
Remus: Butterbeer, anyone?
Sirius: No! Don't blow up the Quidditch shop! Stupid Death Eaters!
All: And finding a Christmas tree.

Lily: The eleventh thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me:
Peter: Running out of Christmas crackers.
James: What do you mean, we need another turkey? And Christmas pudding?
Remus: I'm booby-trapping the presents, just so you know, Sirius, James.
Sirius: What were the regulations on duelling again?
James: Your sister's husband is a rhinoceros!
Peter: No Quidditch Match,
Lily: Oh, I don't even KNOW half these people!
James: I don't feel so well...
Sirius: Stun them, stun them all!
All: And finding a Christmas tree.

Sirius: The twelfth thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me:
Remus: Singing these Christmas Carols,
Peter: We need more Christmas crackers,
Lily: The turkey is burnt?!
Sirius: I warned you, James. You look cute in those horns, though.
Sirius: Constant Vigilance!!!
James: Can't we call in sick? Your sister hates me.
Sirius: I say, let's play Quidditch ourselves,
Lily: I'm not sending any cards this year!
Peter: RETCH!!!
Remus: Maybe I should just owl order chocolate for all?
All: And finding a Christmas tree!
As promised, and written in record time, here is the first part of your birthday fic, Japonica!!!

Note: fits in with the Time of the Turning universe, and could be considered as an important-ish part of The First War. BUT it's Japs' birthday fic. It's not her fault I'm permanently stuck in the same AU...

Birthday ficcy! )

Meh. I hope you liked. Sorry - we. Yes, WE hope you liked. Happy birthday again, and I hope to finish the rest soon!

Glomps and hugz from Canis and you-know-who.
A belated post to wish Japonica a very happy birthday. Your present: A fic! Yes, I am hardly original, I know. Same thing as you gave me, you choose the characters and I shall endeavour (new word, that) to make them cajole and tie themselves in knots for your enjoyment! *big brin*

Chapter 8 of Time of the Turning is up at, since I haven't found a better site for my fics. *sigh* I've also updated at FA, but it's not up yet.

Bonds of Blood

Heh, not five minutes after I posted, I received two reviews! So I am beginning the review-answering bout early, otherwise I won't manage. I'm lazy like that, you know...

I was yelled at in my first review, and told I was evil. *bows* dress-without-sleeves, thank you. Runs in the family, but above all, I aim to please. What does TA-CH-GA-MM-AH!! mean? I mean to say, sorry for the cliffie, I will try and update before year's end. TRY being the keyword here. The family Addams has this penchant for turning all my writing plans to mush.

Lizzyrose, I am glad you liked! But who told you Harry could apparate? *grins*(sorryforthecliffieIcouldn'thelpit)

So, yay! new chapter, Xmas shopping almost done, still missing my dog -not Sirius, the other one- and having a lovely overcast, rainy day. Perfect to start chapter nine, I think. Yes.
So the Red Bulls I had last night kicked in and I started to revise. *facepalms self*

Which means, that my NaNo story - I shall not go as far as calling it a proper novel - is currently at Well, the first three chapters are, and the fourth is soon to come.

Since nearly half of the storyline is on the computer already, I'll try - depending on RL's and work demands, of course - to update on a weekly basis. Can't go faster, I'm afraid.

About the tale: A hit at humour, a bit of time-travel and fantasy, many swords and even flying creatures. It was written in first person - blame Aedalena's Nullifier for it - which is something I'd never before done, since I don't count Mourning, because it's too short.

Anyhoo, The Ship is up at FictionPress, and every chapter ends with a lovely copyright thingie. I know I'm weird, but I happen to find it endearing. Please read and I beg thee, review!

Yipes. Guess I overdid the title, slightly...

Peoples of the world, rejoice! For the dreaded month of writing like mad and producing the NaNo Novel of the year has happily gone by.

To those who reached their word counts, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

To those who did not: Finish your stories, who cares if you didn't do it in a month?

To the Red Bull company: I shall forthwith starkly reduce my consumption, and probably switch to Shark anyway. Stop sending me six-packs every day, I beg of you. Or else.

Official NaNoWriMo 2004 Winner!

To the readers of Time of the Turning: Things will return to normal now. I am done with NaNo, and shall start on chapter eight sometime on Wednesday evening, after letting my word processor rest a bit and allow the muse, Mr. Padfoot, some time off. Which means roughly, an update will come next week!

*grins happily around*
I am through with this. After a few sleepless nights and loads of energy drinks that wear off faster every time, I have finally reached the end of my word count for NaNo. 57,641 words! Wahoo.

However happy I am at the moment, my story isn't finished yet, but I quite like it. Methinks I can gradually finish it and post it, as a chaptered story, somewhere online, since I really doubt it is good enough to be published. A lot of it is rubbish, actually, and I wouldn't be surprised if the rewrite made me delete 40 000 of the words.

Anyhoo, I am happy it's finally over - although by no means done with. This deadline-writing is quite stressful, and it was really enjoyable at first - but then RL messes up and you mess up, and you are constantly wanting to return and fix things, only to realise you wasted an hour on a paragraph that wasn't important anyway.

There's another competition, called NaNoWri...Ye. Lasts for a year... methinks I might just join...

Never mind me, I'm half asleep on the keyboard already. Best call it a night.

P.S. I've got a birthday ficlet from Japonica! Here!

My Birthday Present!! (now that I've remembered to paste the link...)

You Know You're Addicted to Harry Potter When...

You make a wand and try to use it.

You call your least favorite teacher Snape.

You call your favorite teacher Dumbledore.

You wear robes to school or work.

You make "floo powder", get in the fire, and try to go to your friends' house.

You have read all the books more than four times.

You've been bookstore at midnight to get the latest Harry Potter book before all your friends.

... And then you stayed up all night wearing it.

You've worn a Harry Potter costume in public.

You have a crush on one of the Harry Potter characters.

You've gotten at least one of your friends addicted to Harry Potter.

You actually caught the "Wand Order" mistake before you heard/read about it.

You are upset at the New York Times for creating a seperate childrens best seller list because of the Harry Potter books.

Using clues in the book, you have attempted to find the exact geographical location of Hogwarts.

You have constructed a timeline of events in the Harry Potter books.

You have attempted to figure out the exact ages of all the Weasley children?

You have spent time contemplating which main characters will die by the time the series is over.

You've been to see all the Harry Potter movies on opening night. (Bonus points for standing in line in costume!)

You've read Harry Potter fanfic.

You've written Harry Potter fanfic.

You run a Harry Potter fansite.

You visit The Leaky Cauldron daily.

You've met other Harry Potter fans from online in real life.

You've participated in a Harry Potter RPG.

You've dreamed about Harry Potter.

You have a Harry Potter poster on your wall.

Each Halloween, there's no question what you'll dress up as...!

You've spent time doing a timeline to see if you would have been old enough to date a certain character when you were in high school.

You've vacationed to London, simply to search for the Leaky Cauldron.

You own a black lab named Sirius Black.

You've knitted a Weasley sweater or Harry Potter scarf.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to Harry Potter.

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This is just a quick post, because otherwise I'll miss my Greek lesson. *Shrek 2 dvd shuffles into view* Oh dear... I guess I'll skive. *looks guilty for a moment*

Chapter Seven of Time of the Turning is up at I beg of you, tell me how it was! Particularly regarding In-Characterness, I'm afraid I went off the handle there a bit. I added the last part this morning, with the letters, and I'm unsure as to IC. Ah well. You'll tell me, right?

Status Quo

Cheers and Have a nice day, everyone!

So, NaNo has been on for a week, I received my nags from my ML (Municipal Liaison), and am honestly trying to hurry up with it.

It's weird, really, to be writing two novel-length pieces, which are so different from each other that I could christen them Sirius and Snivelly.

On the one hand, there's Time of the Turning, which I started thinking out in early July, and where I know exactly what's going to happen to whom, when, and where all characters are and what they're doing at any given moment… I even have very detailed chapter outlines for the whole thing, spells, textbook titles, pages upon pages of backstory (which I am planning on making into another fic), and a manuscript that's over 243 pages, by hand of course, that goes from chapter one to chapter sixteen or something.

On the other hand, I have this pulsating, indescribable mass of sticky purple stuff... this "original" thingie, where I am every bit as lost as the main character, whose name so far is unknown… as are his features. All I know is he's sarcastic as hell, has traveled a lot, and has a mum with a hideous straw hat. I'm having a great time finding out what he's going to get up to.

I have named this style of fiction writing: role-writing. Because I have to imagine myself wherever the character is at the moment, and just 'watch the action' for a bit, jot it down, get to the next… Odd. I think I am slowly going nuts here… It's either that or I have long gone insane. Every time I visit a museum, read something or other, the 'plot' changes.

Additionally, I am writing on both at the same time. I can be writing on chapter seven of Time of the Turning, and get an idea for the other. It also goes the other way round. Ah, well, I'll let you read it when I'm done with NaNo and this thing is finished.
Another year gone by with me on the earth... *sighs* I feel weird, I really do. You see, or maybe you don't, but the terrible thirties just seem much closer from this side of 25... [cookie points if you can tell me which quote I just slightly modified *grins*]

Anyway, I am proudly a year older than last year and a year younger than the next! It was a quite hectic birthday too. Since you might not want to hear the rest of my babble, it's over here:

so many candles... )

All in all, however, my b-day was fun. Particularly when we realised we'd forgotten to take any cash along after having the beers and I had to stay as a hostage until my dad got some from the nearest ATM [which might as well be back home, to judge by the time it took him], or the surprise b-day cake auntie left in front of the door and which I almost squashed because I wasn't looking, or the nervous waitress at the restaurant who was having me taste every dish in existance to check if they were "Mexican enough", or the lady at the British Consulate, who knew it was my birthday and called me up five minutes after I had arrived.

Now I still have to think of three birthday presents I'd like, from dad, tiny!auntie, and Grandmum. Large!Auntie just arrived to Cyprus, maybe she'll also feel like giving us one... I only hope she doesn't engage into cheek-pinching...

draconunquamdormiens: (Default)
( Nov. 1st, 2004 08:52 pm)
Yesterday there was to be a chat on the Wreckage Yahoo! group, and Pads and self did not make it. The excuses we could come up with are many, highly unlikely, and would make you laugh, but we're too embarrassed to come up with one. Therefore we'll stick to the sad, boring truth:

We went up North yesterday, nothing worth talking about really, just the heat, and sand and bombed buildings, etc. But we got back late because we weren't the ones driving. Simple as that. My dad insisted on a snailpace, then had to drop off a few things at my grandmother's, and buy milk and such, and we did not manage to get to the chat on time.

To make matters worse, after logging in to the Yahoo chatroom (yes, we were still hoping for the raving chat to be on), there was nobody there. We didn't realise that nobody had shown up. Which is sad. To make matters worse, Japs and Vamps aren't too happy - which is even sadder....

So, this is to say we're sorry! Japs said we should go for a swim with the sharks,
and we resolved to.

So, we dutifully went swimming with the sharks, but unfortunately there aren't any around Cyprus. So we, ever trying to please, summoned one!

When that didn't work, we decided to charter a helicopter to get on with our piratical duty.

The shark was too big for our punishment, really, so we decided to go surfing.

Lucky the shark wasn't hungry...

Anyway, we settled for depicting our ordeal in the sand and let the sea be our witness.

and then watched Nemo, imagining ourselves as a snack.

We hope you shall no longer be mad at us; we're really sorry!

Canis and Pads.
draconunquamdormiens: (wreck)
( Nov. 1st, 2004 01:12 am)
Chapter Six is up now, right here!
Just in time for Halloween!

There have been many questions regarding the latest chapters, and therefore I decided to answer as many as I could contrive, before I go off to work on my NaNo project thingy.

Long-winded-ness (yes, it's a word, as of now) )

That's it... I hope it made sense. If not, please let me know.

Okay, I intended to write something that analysed both Sagittarius and Scorpio, along with a very articulate and objective analysis, in order to finally decide which could be Sirius' star-sign, a debated topic between Japonica and self.

Don't get me wrong, I have looked through all signs and narrowed it down to these two, upon which Japonica and self agree, but she thinks he's a Sag, I say he's a Scorp. The fact that Japs is a Sag and I am a Scorp doesn't really help things.
My open-mindedness was swayed because of the following text, which I got from the newsletter. Stuff in italics are my comments, but the text is pretty straightforward on its own. That said, here it is. Please, do throw in your comments and stuff.

Sirius is... a Scorp! )

That was enlightning. Or not. I settle for thinking Sirius is a Scorp with Saggittarius as rising sign, to explain away the love for getting into trouble.
What do you think, o great Sirius fans out there?
So I've taken to do some excercises that may be found in the NaNo Forums, which, as Ruxi rightly says, are very much addictive. Today's word was "used", and I came up with this:

Exercise of the day )

Meh. I'd better stick to writing fanfiction... Why, oh why did I join? *ponders* I'll blame it on the heat. Yeah, that sounds about right...

For all TTotT fans out there, chap 6 is already 3000 words, and will be posted... let's sometime very, very soon. It shall be posted before NaNo, that's for sure. Then everything might go on a month-long hiatus, I'm afraid...
draconunquamdormiens: (wreck)
( Oct. 23rd, 2004 02:14 am)
Hello there!

I am very, very happy to announce that chapter five of The Time of the Turning is up at long last at It was hard, but I hope it was well worth it.

Let me know what you think of it, please. I love the feedback!
Chappie Five!

Anyhoo, I'm sort of knackered but uber-excited. *crosses fingers* Hope you like!

Today was a good day, except for the fact I had a god-awful headache since last night, slept until noon, and couldn't get rid of it all day, no matter how many painkillers I took. Poor me. I feel for Harry more than I ever did, and to tell you the truth, it's not nice to have your head throbbing like that for any lenghty period of time.

We had 33 degrees today, and humidity, heat and a headache combined made for no amusement, so I just gave it the old "ignore it and it will go away" treatment. Not that it worked, but in the meantime, I managed to fill in this questionnaire I found on Japs' LJ, and she got it from Caitak's, and so on and so forth. Well, okay, I didn't fill it out, Sirius did, and here it is:

Survey or alternate detention )

Originally the Marauders and Lily were answering it, but I sort of lost inspiration, because it was rather bittersweet. I don't really know if I'll finish this version, but here's the part I came up with so far:
Survey - Marauder Style )

I hope it made you smile at least. Even a pained grimace would suffice, and perhaps you'll understand why I'm finding it really hard to write angsty Harry fics when the sun is shining [way too much] and I have a headache. They say laughter is the best medicine. I say it's good as long as you have no broken ribs or a migraine.

draconunquamdormiens: (statement)
( Oct. 11th, 2004 04:43 pm)
Monday is here, and yet there is no sign of an update in either of my fics. Why, you ask?
I swear, I tried to update, I did. Well, maybe not too hard, I reckon. Turns out I received more work over the weekend, and haven't even started it yet. That, and dad and I went to Mazotos, which is where we have a beach house of sorts, and I was having an entirely too nice time splashing around in the warm water and preparing the barbecue and basking in the sun and talking with my dad and trying to beat him in the subtle and exact art that is smoke-ring blowing to do so much as turn on the laptop since Saturday or so.

Now today I wanted to check out the Larnaka Fort and go swimming (I seem to do that a lot lately, but I can't get enough of it), but turns out I'll have to spend the day working.
*sniffle* At least Pads is having a pretty nice time, seeing as everyone's more concerned about the Turks wanting to turn the occupied part of Cyprus into a separate country, and therefore upstarts like Voldemort and presumed mass-murderers who are supposed to be dead bear but little importance next to this issue, so he's been able to hop around the country as he wishes.

Hopefully I'll find the time to fix the chapters and post them soon, and also to type up chapters 6-17 of TTotT, which I thankfully remembered to bring along.

One more thing: Good luck on your first day at work, Japs! *huggles and glomps*
draconunquamdormiens: (Default)
( Oct. 9th, 2004 01:43 pm)
I'm Orlando!
You are the ever-adventurous and
accident-prone........Orlando Bloom! 26 years
old and admired by nearly every single teenage
girl on Earth, you have quite a life. That is,
you will have quite a life if you don't
kill yourself falling out of three-story
buildings first.

Which side of Orlando Bloom are you?
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Yup, we'd make a lovely match. Probably meet at the hospital, heh. Hey, I just noticed! Orlando is my age! *evil smirk* Ooh, baby...

Ok, now I really have to go!

*skips away*
draconunquamdormiens: (Default)
( Oct. 9th, 2004 01:38 pm)
I found a few quizzes, thought I'd share...

You're like a Dragon!

?? Which Mythical Creature Are You ??
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Hear me roar!!
Season = Crazy
You're Most Like The Season ... NO wait! Hold it!
You're not like a season at all! You're a
psycho... You need a new season created just
for you.
You either answered wildly to be different, or you
truly are a 'special case'. Independant -
maybe, Intelligent - somewhat. Weird and wacky
- most certainly.
A nut case, a fruit cake, the joker, the insane
lunatic :) However be careful or you may get
locked up.

Well Done... You're not at home in any of the
seasons, you creat your own.

?? Which Season Are You ??
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Mwaha, not that I didn't know that before...


?? Which Natural Wonder Or Disaster Are You ??
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Uhm... not quite like me, but hey...

Well, seems like another Sorting Quiz is in order...You're im Gryffindor!
You're in Gryffindor!

Harry Potter:: Which House Calls You? - with pictures! (for girls)
brought to you by Quizilla
Yes, I knew I'd get sorted in Gryffindor. No, I do not tire of doing these quizzes.

Your Animagus Form is a Wolf!
Your Animagus Form is a Wolf!

Harry Potter:: What's Your Animagus Form?? (with pictures!)
brought to you by Quizilla

Well, that's it from me for now. I should have gone swimming ages ago. The beach will be crowded when I get there... stupid addictive quizzes...
draconunquamdormiens: (wreck)
( Oct. 8th, 2004 12:47 pm)
Finally, after a long wait, I have gotten hold of my new laptop! It's silvery and blue, and I have gotten all my music on it and was able to load all programs I wanted except my Harry Potter CoS game. All in all, I'm happy. No, scratch that. I'm feeling like Christmas came early.

I just received a load of translation work, but it's okay, seeing as my "mobile office" idea is working fine, now I have a really decent computer. It's a nice change, like switching from a Cleansweep 5 to a Firebolt. I also got a new mobile phone, an invitation to go trekking in Nepal (got to check if I'm going to be taken hostage first, though), and I've been swimming every day. Life is good at the moment.

Plus, my dad said we're getting a nifty dsl conection too, now he witnessed how I really need it, particularly to download large files, and I'm sure he wants to use his phone...

So, I'll just finish my translations today and double-check the chapters of MWPPTB and TTotT I've written on the handheld, probably I'll upload them tomorrow morning. I'll update tonight, if I'm hyper, which is actually the case, and if we're not going out.

Apparently uglyclient is paying already, which is good. I just have to find the nearest HSBC bank and open an account there, seeing as mum's got an account in the same bank back home.
I'll get dad a nifty replacement for Errol (which he said he didn't want, but I've caught him tinkering with my laptop when he thinks I'm not looking). So he's getting a new computer from me, I think.

*looks around* Yes, I think a full revamping of this place is in order. *ponders* I'll start with making a lovely drawing on my bedroom wall. Maybe a phoenix, which is another shape of my star sign, I just found out. Or a winged lion like the ones they have in Famagusta (that's where my family's from), only those are made of stone. In any case, I'll have loads of fun with the decoration of my new headquarters. *snickers* Yup, loads.

My dad painted some life-size Cypriot (i.e., Greek) gods and goddesses in the hall, and I think it's a good idea. Of course, I'll have to learn to draw first. Since neither of us is too fond of white walls, I'm sure he won't mind if I mess them up a bit.

So far, that's all from me, for now. The sun's shining, but it's not too hot, dad and I finished fixing a roof on the terrace of my bedroom so I can work outside, I got my computer, and my biggest problem right now is whether I should go for a quick swim or work first... *stretches* It's at times like these that life is very, very good.

draconunquamdormiens: (Default)
( Sep. 14th, 2004 04:29 pm)
Your Husband Generator by Lady_Galadriel
Your Husband Is
You Metin the womens toilets
You Have8 children
You Livegreece
Ina normal semi-detached house
You And Your Partner Are Best Known Fornaming your children/pets the most ridiculous names EVER
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I guess I can live with that...
This a bit I wrote a few days back, and it's only up at the HMS Wreckage, which you ought to visit for a laugh or two...

Untitled (still) )

Hope you liked.

draconunquamdormiens: (keep staring)
( Sep. 12th, 2004 02:04 pm)
Well, seems like the proper linking of my fic is in order. What good is it to have an LJ if shameless self-promotion is overlooked?

The Time of the Turning is up at Fanfiction.Net

And has just been submitted to Fiction Alley. You can read it (once it’s up) at this link here:

I also submitted it to, but I haven’t had the time to edit it properly, and I think I might not get around doing so before the 25th or so. The link is here anyway:


draconunquamdormiens: (statement)
( Sep. 11th, 2004 08:40 pm)
Well, I never figured people would actually like Chappie 4 that much! And I mean it. *blushes like a random Weasley, ears and all* So, yeah, this is a good day, no matter what Harry's thoughts are on the matter.

If anyone actually reads this, THANKS! for making my day. Those reviews were very heartening.

This shall be a very short entry, because I must go back to earning my daily bread...


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