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When you feel all alone
And a loyal friend is hard to find
You're caught in a one way street
With the monsters in your head
When hopes and dreams are far away and
You feel like you can't face the day

Let me be the one you call
If you jump I'll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone
--Savage Garden's "Crash and Burn"
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Update on MA thesis on HP fan fiction [09 May 2009|04:05pm]


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!

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Discussion [18 Apr 2009|07:08pm]

Hi there,

Recently I have embarked on a massive study of fan-fiction and specifically the hurt/comfort genre as part of my Personal Interest Project (PIP) for the Society & Culture course. In order to validate my theories I need fan-fiction writers and readers to contribute to an internet focus group.

If I seem bold in this request then I would like to mention that this is not a request, it is an offer for you to participate in what I believe will be a very interesting discussion focused on the hurt/comfort genre. I have great respect for your opinions and ideas. Mostly I look forward to the quality of the sort of discussion which I have previously observed you taking part in. In many ways these discussions are far more dynamic and valuable to a researcher than statistics or content analysis. Please consider taking part as either a registered member or an anonymous guest.

Here is the link: http://hcdiscussion.proboards.com/index.cgi
Feel free to have a look and read the further information which I have provided there.

Thank you for reading!

ps. I apologize for my shameless self-promotion at your expense, but this is the only way that I can expose my focus group and the success of my investigation -- and consequently, my marks -- depends on it. Thank you for your tolerance and I promise you won't hear from me again.
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Harry Potter Fan Fiction - Help with MA thesis! [16 Apr 2009|12:56am]

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!

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[29 Jan 2006|06:44pm]

[ mood | content ]

I know I promised to harass you all, and that the next banner would be up next, but my computer deleted the other banner. POS machine that it is. Oh well, someone else post next, please. Just make something up, because this is a comm. that should most definetly be resurrected.

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Banner [26 Nov 2005|05:28pm]

Well, I've been playing around with my free trial of photoshop, and since no one else seems inclined to post, I'm going to harass you all with images until you do. Mwahaha. Evil, no?

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Saying Hi and Provoking [16 Oct 2005|03:06pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Alright, I hope that this is rule-okie, please delete if not, lol. First of all, just want to say hi as a new comer. 'Ello!

Now, moving right along; personally, I think that Ron's death in inevitable. I mean, come on, there's been so much foreshadowing that he's going to sacrifice himself for the cause (if not for Harry as his best mate- as this is a R/N centric comm). What do you think? And if Ron does, what kind of impact does it have on Neville? Can you somehow make it so he's really sacrificing for the cause, but mostly for Neville? What other bunnies does it produce?

I hope that provokes some discussion!


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promo [18 Jan 2005|09:10pm]

[ mood | ditzy ]

it's the community i made =]

you can post anything dealing with harry potter.


delete if it's against the rules.

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Harry Potter RP [11 Sep 2004|02:41pm]

If this is not allowed I’m sorry please just delete but we really need a Neville
Hogwarts order

Want to join a New Harry Potter RP with Cannon characters, great plots, and fun people that also allows slash. Then accio_hogwarts is for you.

Want to join?
Read through these.
general rules

If you have any questions the mod’s can be reached on AIM xx sevsnape xx or bushy Hermione
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hello neville lovers. [14 Aug 2004|04:21pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

i wrote a fic, i hope you like it, it's not the best grammar wise, becuase my beta is currently mad at me. if anyone would like to talk, i'm available at cyandragonflee@hotmail, or you can just comment on here. i'm lonely.
i guess this is pg 13?
neville/ron, of course.

Read more...Collapse )

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Just Saying Hi [15 Mar 2004|12:42am]

[ mood | chipper ]

Hi! First i'm new to LJ. Second i just joined THIS comm. And finally, i hope to see lots of Nev/Ron cause I love those guys.


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In case anyone is in need of reading material [28 Jan 2004|12:55am]

[ mood | determined ]

Title: The Still Unnamed Major-Angsty!Ron Slash Fic
Pairing: Ron/Neville
Rating: PG-13 for language

Part seven

Part eight

To be completed this weekend. It's only taken two years!


The entire piece can be read here.

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[17 Oct 2003|03:29pm]

[ mood | creative ]

...you've got to be kidding! I thought I was the only person on the planet slashing those two. Been working on it for a few years, now. I'm glad to be wrong.

Hello, I'm nortylaK, and I'm still floored.

I suppose I should share my Ron/Neville saga.


Title: The Still-Unnamed Major-Angsty!Ron Slash Fic
Rating: PG-13, for language & content

Prequel: Bruised

Part 1: Be still, my rotting heart;
Part 2: on this carousel, masochistic.
Part 3: In dreams haunted,
Part 4: and the world is crumbling.
Part 5: Can you see me falling?
Part 6: I hear you scream

The remaining three chapters are in the works.

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[16 Sep 2003|01:33am]

Testing, biotch!
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