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1. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
2. Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
4. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
5. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis CarrolI
6. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Joanne Greenberg
7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine l'Engle
8. The Lover by Marguerite Duras
9. Hanged at Auschwitz by Sam Kessel
10. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding



He takes a breath and lets it out. It feels good to get this off his chest. To just tell it like it is instead of having to tiptoe on eggshells so as not to step on any toes.

Rolf nods and offers him a cup of tea, then takes one himself. He rocks back in his chair, and replaces the teapot and wheels back in front of Harry. "Go on. Anything else about work? How are things at home?"

Harry sips his tea. It's good. Something herbal, natural, a bit slick. "This is good. What's in it?" He's stalling and he knows it. And he knows Rolf knows he knows it too.

I tag [livejournal.com profile] writcraft and [livejournal.com profile] emansil_12

Don't feel obligated to participate. I'm on my phone so I'm posting and then coming back to edit in the rules.
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Since it's going around... I always thought I was a full moon baby, (based on mom's account) but looks like just after.

Interestingly... Harry Potter has the same result. I just checked since it's his birthday!



You were born during a Waning Gibbous moon

This phase occurs right after a full moon.





- what it says about you -


You love to let people in on the story of how things come together. You know the background of ideas and have a deep understanding of things others just touch the surface of. You can surprise people with your wide variety of knowledge, and they'll remember and appreciate you for it.


What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com




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I've taken on the Word Masochist Challenge as issued by Primarybuffetpanel on Tumblr.

Basically the challenge is to read aloud and record this version of the poem The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité.

It's known as the English Pronunciation poem. It's a lot of fun!





Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.

I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.

I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.

Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,

Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it's written.)

Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague. (I messed up here and misread ague as argue)

But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;

Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,

Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;

Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;

One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;

Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.

Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.

Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.

And your pronunciation's OK
When you correctly say croquet,

Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.

River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.

Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.

Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,

Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,

Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.

Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.

Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.

Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.

Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.

Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.

We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.

Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;

Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;

Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.

Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.

Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.

Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.

Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.

Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.

Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.

Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.

Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.

Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass. (I messed up here and totally skipped this line)

Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.

Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.

Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,

Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

Pronunciation -- think of Psyche!
Is a paling stout and spikey?

Won't it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?

It's a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,

Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict. (I mispronounced indict, too... *headdesk*)

Finally, which rhymes with enough --
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?

Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!




Other than the three spots I point out in the spoiler cut, I called it by its tumblr tag wordmaso challenge instead of word masochist challenge. But considering I didn't edit, I'd say I did a pretty good job!

If you'd like to hear how the other challengers have done, check them out in the comments HERE

It's quite fun and I encourage all you who have courage to give it a go!
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I saw this on my f-list and thought I'd borrow it. Sounds like fun, yes? If you see it here and want to do your own, link me in a comment so I can read it! XD Additionally, if you're not a writer but still want to play, just list snippets of other people's fics (credited) that fit the descriptions!

— Mab

Meme originated by vmsteenbeans. Post snippets of fics of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

Follow the LJ Cut )
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[livejournal.com profile] icmezzo is hosting a voice meme for HP Shippers. Visit it HERE to hear what the people on your f-list sound like!

My recording is Mab's voice meme


Go and check it out! It's fun!
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based on 4 fanfic examples

I write like
J. K. Rowling

I Write Like. Analyze your writing!




based on 5 original fic examples


I write like
Anne Rice

I Write Like. Analyze your writing!




These was rather fun to do. It figures my style would be like these lovely ladies. I have a shelves in my dining room dedicated exclusively to each of them. Do them yourselves and share!

Also... I have a fic rec for you! The remix done from one of my fics posted and was so lovely and perfect, I want to see it get more love!

Author: currently anonymous
Title: Romance, in Quartet
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, past Harry/Ginny, past Draco/Astoria
Rating: NC-17
Contains: minor character death and suicide (behind the scenes)
Summary: It is a human need to tell stories, as it is to live, to love. As his cancer-stricken son battled death, Draco, the writer of WWN's The Romance Hour, found solace in his quill. Little did he know this romance, written over endless cups of coffee, would star himself and Scorpius’ Healer, Harry Potter. Remix of Coffee Talks by Mab.
Word Count: 14,000
Why I loved it: I loved this story so much, and not only because it's a remix of one of my own fics. The voice the author has given to Draco is just perfect. It's fits in so well with how I had pictured him in my mind when I wrote the original, that being treated to the remix was very much like a visit from an old friend that I hadn't realised I had missed and needed for so long. I do recommend reading the original before the remix, to get the whole story, but I also think this fic stands well on it's own.

And I also want to get more reading of my own done soon.
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William Shakespeare

Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts! Unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe top full
Of direst mab.


Which work of Shakespeare was the original quote from?

Get your own quotes:





hrm... *evil grin*
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I didn't do the end of year writing meme and new year's goals last year and I'm kicking myself for it. So this year, I am doing one. I feel rather accomplished looking back over the past year. I took a lot of risks and feel that I have passed another mile marker on my journey as a writer.

Writing Meme )
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So yes... I haven't done a meme thing in forever and this one... yes and no answers? That's something I can do! It's so hard not to explain myself on a couple of these... but I followed the rules.

Yes and No Meme )
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Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] ginger_veela

The first lines from 21 of my fanfics. I think I'm pretty happy with how they start, though I do see a pattern.

21 lines )
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Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Wednesday I ruled Duluth, Minnesota as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points). Last week I ruled Iran as a kind and benevolent dictator (700 points). In November on a flight to Vancouver, I stole the emergency flight information card (-40 points). In January I committed genocide... Sorry about that, [livejournal.com profile] savagesnakes (-5000 points). In June I helped [livejournal.com profile] justine_currie across the street (6 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-5034 points). For Christmas I deserve a moldy sandwich!

Sincerely,
Queenie_Mab

Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:
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OMG!!! I received my Secret Santa gift from the exchange being hosted on [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]

It's from [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] and is lovely needlepoint art! LOOK!

HD Chibis

Thank you so much Sisi!!! I adore it!

Then I took the Harry Potter character quiz that is going around. I had to take it twice because I got Dobby the house-elf the first time and ... I love Dobby, but I swear he's not me. So of course, Look at the link to see who I got next. I'm either ironing my ears or bat shit crazy! *sigh*

Click to Read )
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So I got tagged twice in this random question meme. I don't normally take part in internet memes, but I figured it's time for me to loosen up a bit and have fun.

The Rules:

Rule 1 - Post the rules
Rule 2- Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then make 11 new ones.
Rule 3- Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
Rule 4- Let them know you’ve tagged them!

Click here to read more )

And that is that. Now I really must get back to writing my Glomp!fic... It’s gonna be epic!

Stupid lj is stupid! That took forever to post and it kept messing up my codes!

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