maxine_chan: (HP - HarryDraco paint by Sherant)
Posting from work, hahaha... >.>


Title: All the Answers
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Word Count: 8800
Disclaimer: It's not mine. JKR is the brilliant mind behind HP.
Notes: This is a post-HBP 7th year fic that is not compliant with Deathly Hallows at all. Many, many thanks to my awesome beta, [livejournal.com profile] lksnarry1!
Summary: Horcruxes, former enemies showing up out of nowhere, and the usual teenage drama on top of it all - Harry isn't sure how he's ever going to make it through all this. But since when has conquering evil ever been easy?


--> All chapters can be found here. <--

Chapter 19 )


You can also read it at Skyehawke.
maxine_chan: (HP - HarryDraco paint by Sherant)
Title: All the Answers
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Word Count: 5800
Disclaimer: It's not mine. JKR is the brilliant mind behind HP.
Notes: This is a post-HBP 7th year fic that is not compliant with Deathly Hallows at all. Many, many thanks to my awesome beta, [livejournal.com profile] lksnarry1!
Summary: Horcruxes, former enemies showing up out of nowhere, and the usual teenage drama on top of it all - Harry isn't sure how he's ever going to make it through all this. But since when has conquering evil ever been easy?


--> All chapters can be found here. <--

Chapter 18 )


You can also read it at Skyehawke.
maxine_chan: (HP - HarryDraco paint by Sherant)
Ahem. Just gonna drop this here. FINALLY. \o/


Title: All the Answers
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Word Count: 5400
Disclaimer: It's not mine. JKR is the brilliant mind behind HP.
Notes: This is a post-HBP 7th year fic that is not compliant with Deathly Hallows at all. Many, many thanks to my awesome beta, [livejournal.com profile] lksnarry1!
Summary: Horcruxes, former enemies showing up out of nowhere, and the usual teenage drama on top of it all - Harry isn't sure how he's ever going to make it through all this. But since when has conquering evil ever been easy?


--> All chapters can be found here. <--

Chapter 17 )


You can also read it at Skyehawke.
maxine_chan: (HP - HarryDraco paint by Sherant)
Alright, so I lied. The post I made a month or so ago wasn't my last one, hopefully not by a long shot. I've been all sucked up in the Harry Potter spirit lately and I think it's hanging around, so!

I've decided I’m FINALLY going to finish All the Answers!

I know, I know, it's been like five years since I last updated it and I'm sure most people barely even remember it or what happened last, haha. But I'm actually really excited about this, because I was always mad at myself for not finishing that one.

And I've actually got kind of a PLAN here. Like, so I'm not just posting one chapter and then disappearing forever again. I'm making sure I have the next four or five chapters finished and ready to go before I start posting! And then I'll post one chapter per week, which will give me another month or so to get more written. I have the next three chapters done already, so...this is really happening! Yay!

In the meantime, I spent a few days or so revising the rest of the fic. No major changes, just a couple edits here and there, some dialogue changes, and one entirely new scene. Hopefully the revisions make the story flow a little better and give a few more hints as to the reveal that happened in a later chapter...that was the goal, anyway. Also, after looking over the super old outline I had for the fic, I made a lot of plot changes there and had to adjust some minor details in the story to make it fit.

The thing is, I started writing Answers right after the 6th book came out. So obviously it's not Deathly Hallows compliant at all, but at the same time it's hard now not to borrow some details from the actual finished canon material. For instance, I went back and expanded on some of Kreacher's parts, and some of the Horcruxes in my version might be tweaked now. And some events in the upcoming chapters WERE actually planned, I swear, but now they'll seem like I got the idea from the 7th book and in truth I did end up borrowing some minor facts from JKR to make it work better. ...But anyway, rambling, you won't know what I'm talking about till you read it!

I'm not 100% sure when I'll start posting -- like I said, I've got three chapters finished now but I want at least one more done. And they still need to be beta'd, which brings me to my next question!

...Is anyone willing to do that for me? Hahaha. Yeah, I NEED A BETA READER. I've always liked having someone to bounce ideas off of before posting a finished chapter, and it really does help me with making sure everything makes sense and is grammatically correct and all that. Obviously, I'm looking for anyone who is very familiar with Harry Potter, who's read the first 16 chapters of Answers (and hopefully wouldn't mind re-reading them now with the revisions? >.>), who's good with random British-isms and such, and most of all, who doesn't mind telling me if something is stupid or needs to be changed! It absolutely doesn't bother me at all and in fact it's really appreciated!

So...anyone up for it? :D :D?

That's all I've got for now! I'm going to post the rest of the fic to [livejournal.com profile] harrydraco in a few days, and then hopefully I'll be back soon with something new for you guys to read!!

Till then, here's a handy link to the rest, lol:

--> All chapters can be found here. <--

BYE.
maxine_chan: (HP - Harry alone)
So, despite the fact that I haven't updated this journal in a year and haven't actually used it in at least two, that I just made this exact entry over at [livejournal.com profile] serasarahhhh, and that I had to delete like 100 of my icons so I could use a HP one... I'm still posting this wall of text here and I'm sorry for anyone who sees it twice on their flists, haha.

But I just...I needed to post this here. If I never use this journal again, this seems like a good last post.

That being said...can we just talk about Harry Potter for a minute?

And I'm about to get uber dorky here, just fyi. EMBRACE THE LOVE.

I honestly can't remember if I started reading Harry Potter after the third or fourth book came out. I remember getting my hands on Goblet of Fire when it was first released and sitting in my sister's room for the entire day reading it and refusing to leave even for food (gasp). But who starts with the fourth book of something, right? So I assume I read the other three before. For whatever reason, and even though Prisoner of Azkaban ties with Half-Blood Prince for my favorite book of the series now, they didn't stand out to me at the time.

That was in 2000, the summer after 8th grade.

I was into the books then, and I'd definitely thoroughly enjoyed the series. But it wasn't anything HUGE in my life and I wasn't anywhere near the dangerous levels of obsessed that I later became.

The first midnight book release I went to was for Order of the Phoenix. It came out on a weekend in the summer before my senior year of high school. I had a big AAU basketball tournament starting the following day, though, so even though we were at the release my mom wouldn't let me stay up any later to start reading it. Instead, I remember reading it in between games and sitting in the hallway outside the gym, hunched over my book while the rest of my team went to the mall. Games and all, I still managed to finish it by Sunday night.

And that was the year I discovered the fandom. Harry Potter fandom. Fanfiction and all that I'd found out about years before, with Gundam Wing and DBZ, but Harry Potter was an entirely new level of internet awesomeness. Haha, that was also before I had a laptop and the computer in my room didn't actually have an internet connection, so I used to save fics on the family computer and use a floppy disk to transfer them to mine so I could stay up until ridiculous hours reading. And just reading...I left it at that for awhile.

I had already seen the first two movies when they were in theaters, but the following summer was the first time I went to a midnight release of one of them, and that was for Prisoner of Azkaban. I was working at KMart at the time, and had literally just graduated high school two days before. I actually still have the ticket stub from that movie.

A couple months later was when I wrote my first HP fanfiction. SWAS. Starts With a Spin. Remember that fic? I posted it here because at the time I was too embarrassed to let any RL friends know what the hell I was up to, ahaha. I still get emails about it, you know. And reviews. People asking if they can translate it to another language for me.

That, my friends, was the real start of everything for me. November 2004. I was eighteen.

SWAS marks the beginning of when my dearest memories involving Harry Potter began. It's when I really started meeting people in the fandom, when I started making my online friends. It's because of that silly fic that I got to know people from all over the world, that I went to Harry Potter conventions, that I stayed up for hours and hours talking to people, that I got involved in all the madness and completely awesome thing that is the Harry Potter online community (which then later bled into other fandom communities). That fic was nothing amazing and I actually can't even read it nowadays without cringing, hahaha, but at the time? I loved it. I loved it because of what it gave me, the entire experience, the fans and the fanart and the comments and the real relationships and feeling like I had a second home on livejournal among people who shared all my dorky interests.

A lot of those people I remained close with, while others drifted. Some I wouldn't even call internet friends anymore because they're so much more than that. Many aren't even on livejournal anymore.

Being involved with HP and livejournal in general led to other things like [livejournal.com profile] bnf_brawl and eventually [livejournal.com profile] mallowmateys. It led to Lumos and Prophecy and Otakon meet-ups, which were big once-a-year things at first but grew into multiple get-togethers in NYC and Boston and London. I've made so many friends and it may seem like I'm reaching trying to say it's all because of Harry Potter, but that's where it started.

When the last book came out, it was an Otakon weekend. It was also the first time I had a big internet friends meet-up at my own house. We went to the Barnes & Noble in Baltimore and it was packed full of people dressed in anime costumes and Harry Potter costumes and it was one giant mix of nerdy people from all over the world and it was fabulous. I wouldn't have had it any other way.

I think a lot of people don't get it. I don't even know what it is, but I know my parents, for example, don't get it. My coworkers would probably call me insane. But you guys? You get it. You know what being a part of something like this means, you know how awesome it is. You've been there for every book release and every movie release, all up until this last one. And it's like JKR said at the premiere today: this isn't really the end. As long as the books and movies are there to read and watch, it'll never be over. The lack of new material means nothing. Because all of the crazy people here? These are some of the most creative minds I've ever known, and the release of the last book didn't put a stop to any of the fanworks they've been putting out, so why should the last movie?

Harry Potter has always been there. In between all the other fandoms I got into, all the other series I read and all the other movies and shows I watched, Harry Potter has always been the one I could fall back on. I've read the books I don't know how many times and can say half the lines of the movies along with the actors. I've got shirts and scarves and ties and HP love emblazoned on my car. I know more ridiculous, seemingly useless facts and details about this series than I do probably any other subject I've ever studied in my life.

Remember all the speculating we did? All the theories we had and all the discussions that happened. Trying to figure out every last detail and wondering for SO LONG what the hell that prophecy was about after the fifth book and guessing what all the horcruxes were after the sixth and trying to figure out how Harry would finally, finally triumph in the end. If he even would. Remember the days when we didn't even know whether he'd live or die?? When we didn't know who'd make it through and who would have a happy ending? I MISS IT. I really do.

And I'm sad this is the last movie. I've already started sobbing more than once because of the interviews and farewells at the London premiere today (embedded below) and I know I'm going to be a complete mess for probably half the movie when I go to the midnight release next week. I'm heartbroken it's ending, I don't care how pathetic it sounds, but despite all the goodbyes my love affair with this series is not over.

...This has turned into kind of an incoherent mess and I'm not entirely sure there's actually a point buried in all this rambling, but basically? I love you guys. For being there with me, for feeling the same way I do, for not giving me that crazy side-eye when I go on about how freaking old I feel and how I can't believe it's all ending and how I don't know wtf I'm going to do without this series.

But I repeat. It may be the end, but it's not over.

It's been eleven years, Harry Potter, you're not getting rid of me now. ♥

Thank you, guys. So much. And thank you, JKR, for making this incredible experience possible.

ZoSan Meme!

Aug. 1st, 2010 09:06 am
maxine_chan: (OP - Zoro/Sanji arm-on-shoulder)
Why hello journal that I haven't used in a million years. Ahaha...ha...

>.>

ANYHOO, so there was this huuuge meme in the [profile] zosan comm and I felt like filling it out!

SO HERE IT IS. )
maxine_chan: (OP - Zoro/Sanji kiss 2)
...I promise you this fic will make veeerrrry little sense to you if you weren't in [profile] mallowmateys and/or following some of the in-game storylines around the time this was posted, hahaha. >.> Nothing but crack here!

Written for [personal profile] aliquot~ ♥♥


Title: Roronoa Sanji and the Adventure of Obtaining the Family Portrait
Rating: NC-17 (or the exact opposite of)
Pairing: MM-verse Zoro/Sanji
Length: 2000 words

fic here! )

OP 536

Mar. 19th, 2009 09:58 pm
maxine_chan: (OP - Mr. 2 is so SEXY)
...

OP CHAPTER 536 SPOILERS )

OP DRABBLES

Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:33 am
maxine_chan: (OP - Sanji is a dork)
Actually I lied. I'm not gonna spam. Only two posts!!

Have some drabbles!!

Again - random. I don't even know.

Title: Camping
Fandom for all: One Piece
Rating for all: PG-13
Disclaimer for all: Not mine! Don't own it.
Pairing: Gen / ZoSan-ish

drabble 1! )


Title: A Normal Night
Pairing: Gen

drabble 2! )


Title: Worth It
Pairing: Zoro/Sanji

drabble 3! )


Title: Crash
Pairing: Zoro/Sanji

drabble 4! )
maxine_chan: (Default)
*blows the dust off LJ*

Ahahahaaaa...SUP GUYS. LONG TIME NO SEE. God, I haven't used this journal in forever. I only have six icons! *FLAILS*

Anyhoo. I'm about to spam y'all's flists. Just fyi. So I apologize in advance!!

This is what happens when I have absolutely nothing to do at work. >.>


Title: The Tale of the Eight-Legged Beast
Fandom: One Piece
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: GEN. WHAT.
Length: 1,340 words
Disclaimer: Not mine! Don't own it.
Summary: Usopp tells a story. And Sanji demonstrates his amazing fail. :|

read it here! )

alksda

Dec. 2nd, 2008 08:45 pm
maxine_chan: (OP - Dumbass Duo)
OP 525 SPOILERS!!

borrowed from apforums... )

I LOVE WHEN SPOILERS COME OUT EARLY.

OP 523

Nov. 18th, 2008 06:30 pm
maxine_chan: (OP - Sanji is a dork)
.....dear god, PLEASE let these spoilers be true.

aksjdhasdkajsdhs.

Because... )

I need this chapter NOW.

!!!!!!!!!

Nov. 16th, 2008 09:05 pm
maxine_chan: (OP - Zoro/Sanji bloody grins)
OH ONE PIECE.

HOW ARE YOU SO AWESOME.

ANIME AND MANGA.

ALKSJHDKLJASHDKLJASHDKJASDHASD.







......One day I will actually use this journal for fic again. No really. :|

OP 513

Sep. 5th, 2008 11:35 am
maxine_chan: (OP - Usopp AHHHH!!)
Oh. My. GOD.

EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO DIE EIGHT MILLION TIMES ALKSJHDAKLJSHDAJKSHS.

This chapter. I can't even. aksjfhksdf. AUGH.

I'm just sticking this whole post behind a cut. )

Dead dead DEAD.

;_______________;

So much amazing in so few pages.

HOW DOES ODA DO IT.

O_____O

Aug. 27th, 2008 07:26 pm
maxine_chan: (OP - Zoro bloodied up)
...Holy shit on a stick.

This week's One Piece chapter is going to freaking KILL me.

OMFG THE SPOILERS AKLSJDHKLAJHDKLAJHSDKJAHSDKLJAHSDJKAHDKAJAD.




/useless post
maxine_chan: (Other - SNOW LEOPARD!!!!!)
OH MAN. SO THIS YEAR WAS COMPLETELY FREAKING AWESOME. I...don't even know where to start. I took a crap-ton of pictures and saw a crap-ton of cosplayers and BOUGHT A CRAP-TON OF STUFF - it was good times. GOOOOOD TIMES. I think I pretty much bought ALL One Piece stuff this year. Like last year I bought mostly PoT stuff. But this time I got a OP bag and cups and Zoro & Sanji plushies and pins and ART askjdhs. Got lots of stuff from Ed [[livejournal.com profile] meganezilla], including AKAZAWA/MIZUKI ART and a toooon of fats. Like Spandam. Spandam-fat is obviously the best thing EVER. I also got some freaking GORGEOUS art of Mugen and Jin from Samurai Champloo. It's been a looong time since I watched that show, but OMFG these pictures were SO pretty. I'm not really sure where I'm going to put them, though. >.> I'll have to move stuff around in my room somehow, hahaha. ANYWAY, I'm getting way offtrack, but I haven't taken pictures of my Otakon stuff yet, so I figured I'd just babble about it instead. But know I bought WAY more than I needed to, bwahahaha. \o/

Everything else goes below the cut. PICTURE HEAVY LIKE WHOA.

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!! )

@______@

OMG SO MANY PICTURES. FOR SERIOUS, HEED THE WARNING.

I love you guys.

So much.

Soooo much.

IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!

aslkjdas

Aug. 13th, 2008 06:39 pm
maxine_chan: (OP - Sanji *wibbles*)
I MISS PEOPLE.

;_____________________________;




Otakon write-up and pictures and ALL THAT to come.
maxine_chan: (OP - Sogeking lu lu la la lu)
I GOT TO HEAR YAMAGUCHI KAPPEI SING THE SOGEKING SONG IN PERSON.

I CAN NOW DIE HAPPY.

*_________________*

OTAKON!!!!

Aug. 7th, 2008 03:03 am
maxine_chan: (OP - Chopper *_____*)
IT'S FINALLY OTAKON TIIIIME!!!!!!!!!

So freaking happy it's finally here. It's gonna be awesome - Yamaguchi Kappei will be there and there's a '10 Years of One Piece' panel on Saturday. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED??? Besides a shitload of awesome stuff in the dealer's room, of course.

ANYWAY.

So [profile] sasami999 is already here, and then [personal profile] nickelodeon, [personal profile] danbi, and [personal profile] mousapelli show up tomorrow. Friday Otakon STARTS and we pick up [personal profile] takewing that night. Definitely have to meet up with [personal profile] torte, [profile] meganezilla, [profile] hitsuuji, and probably 12098310923 other people from [profile] mallowmateys at some point, too!! *__* Did we figure that out yet? Are we doing lunch or something? WHO KNOWS. I'll ask Sammi tomorrow. Since she's already gone to bed like I was supposed to before I got the urge to post. >.> Saturday is more Otakon-ing, Sunday...I have no idea yet. Might go back to the con, might not.

I was going to actually NOT cosplay this year, but then Sammi and I were out wandering around today and found STRAW HATS. So then of course we wandered our way into Target and bought button-down red shirts, which we then proceeded to cut up into a vaguely Luffy-esque style. It's the most last minute cosplay EVER and cost a total of like $15. Yes, we're super awesome. \o/ And then I might drag out my PoT jackets for the second day.

Then there are more people coming down for AFTER Otakon, because they're all going to Terminus instead. WHY DID THEY HAVE TO BE ON THE SAME WEEKEND???? Nevermind that I probably couldn't have afforded both, but askljdhfas. I will miss the HP dorkness. Anyhoo, so [personal profile] longleggedgit, [personal profile] jazzyjello, [community profile] illuminations, and [personal profile] cmere will all be showing up on Monday. AND THEN WE WILL HAVE MORE AWESOME TIMES.

BASICALLY I'M SUPER EXCITED FOR EVERYTHING!!!!

But I will miss you guys who can't be there. ;__; NEXT YEAR!

If you need to get in contact with me for Otakon plans or anything, my cell phone number is: 410-707-7306

SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!!!!!!!! ♥

[/name-drop post of d00m]

OP 507

Jul. 18th, 2008 02:13 pm
maxine_chan: (OP - Zoro is a brat)
spoilersss, as per usual )

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