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July 22, 2009 | 01:00am
Mood: unknown

Tonight I ran 4 miles in 43 minutes... in the rain. 10:45 pace. Not too bad I guess. I'm just happy because my foot is 100% better and I also found a few exercises that have helped my bad knee. Who would've thought that stretching the quads and hamstrings also helps your knee?

Sunday night I applied to a new recruiter (Recruiter #3), and I have an interview with them sometime next week. I also talked to Recruiter #1, who finally got it through her head that I do, in fact, have all of my documents in hand. She seems to have taken me off the backburner since I revealed that I'm open to teaching any age level, at any type of school, and anywhere except a) up north and b) in a rural area. I'm kind of giving up hope with that recruiter, since in the over two months I've worked with them they've gotten me a total of one (1) interview. Whatever.

I've been kind of depressed lately. Depressed and frustrated. I just don't know what to do with myself. I hate living with my parents--I love them, but I hate being here. I want a job. I want to go somewhere and do something and live. On that note, I'm thinking about buying a plane ticket to Taiwan and... just going. Without a job lined up before I go. If I get up the guts to do it I'll let you know.

For the most part, I've always had issues with slash fanfiction. I'm a bit of a purist - I don't want to read about Harry and Draco getting it on, I want to read about how Harry realistically defeats Voldemort and gets the girl (I'm a long-time fan of H/H and I have a soft spot for H/L, but both of those are fairly uncommon, so I usually have to settle for H/G. But WHATEVER). However, today I came across a few HP slash pairings that do not, in fact, make me want to roll my eyes and/or gag:

Harry/Charlie, Harry/Bill, Harry/Percy, and Harry/one of (but not both of) the twins. But not Harry/Ron. I hate Ron and he should've died. Yes. Well.

At least it's not Dumbledore/the Giant Squid! (Or Harry/Dobby. Ugh. Still have nightmares from that one.)

I don't know why I suddenly like these pairings. Probably because I like redheads. Or because I'm lame. IT DOESN'T MATTER.

But. I'm kind of disappointed by most of the fics I've found that have these pairings. First of all, most of them are PWP. Second, Charlie is always (ALWAYS) into BDSM, Bill is bisexual, Percy is... Percy (except for the fic in which he had nipple rings and a PA, which kind of made me LOL a lot), and Fred and George are never apart. So basically the point I'm making is that I want an adventure fic with some romance in which Harry just so happens to end up with Charlie (or Bill, or Percy, or Fred, or George) in the end. So if you'd like to help me out with this endeavour... please feel free. And if you don't, I WILL.

So there.

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Bedlam boys are bonny

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from: mad_maudlin
date: July 22, 2009 05:39pm (UTC)
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Where have you been looking, exactly? Because HP fandom is a pretty fractious place. I will put out feelers for you.

And also point you to my (now very AU) (and kind of long) Harry/Percy fic, The Tao of Job. Probably not what you're looking for, but the urge to pimp myself is strong...

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 23, 2009 06:56am (UTC)
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I started on Fanfiction.net (which really doesn't have the sort of fics I'm searching for) and then did a google search. I've gone through the Harry/Weasley Slash Archive (which is probably the best resource I've found) and... a website I can't find in my history cache... that had a rather large number of BDSM fics. Which was. Well. Interesting.

Actually, I tend to only ever read long (novel-length - 80,000+ words) fanfics, and since Harry/Percy is one of the pairings I'm looking for... your fic looks to be right up my alley. Huzzah! I'll read it ASAP.

Really, what I'm looking for is Harry/any male Weasley except Ron or Arthur, in a nice, long adventure fic (think Melindaleo, only slashier). I'm incredibly tempted to write my own... and I haven't written fanfiction since my sophomore year of high school. !

Thanks for putting out feelers! :)

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Bedlam boys are bonny

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from: mad_maudlin
date: July 23, 2009 08:24am (UTC)
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You started on FF.net? Oh, honey. I'm so sorry for you.

The Harry/Weasley archice hasn't been maintained for a while, so I have no idea how up-to-date it is. FictionAlley has an entire archive dedicated to novel-length fics, Schnoogle, though you can probably find Harry/Weasley fic in any of the four sections. But a big portion of the HP slash fandom live on LJ, and so there's no centralized place to find them...you might try An Archive of Our Own, though.

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 23, 2009 08:27pm (UTC)
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bwahahaha. FF.net isn't THAT bad. There are a few jewels to be found. Very few. But they do exist!

I've been a bit iffy about FictionAlley & Schnoogle over the years, mainly because it's difficult to find anything out about the fics before you start reading them. Unless there's a search engine? (I know about the Harry Potter fanfic search engine, but it doesn't necessarily have every fic out there... hmm). I haven't been to FictionAlley in ages, so I'll have to look into it.

The Archive of Our Own site looks interesting--I'll have to look into it. Thanks for the link! (And the help!)

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savagewoman

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from: savagewoman
date: July 25, 2009 04:30pm (UTC)
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You might consider taking a peek at adultfanfiction.net. But yeah, most of the HP slash fandom resides in LiveJournal. I'll have a looksie and let you know what I find.
And Fred and George are never apart BECAUSE THAT'S HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE. Yeah, JKR, I'm looking at you!

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 25, 2009 06:21pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the link! If you could look around - or just give me some HP community names - that'd be great! And okay, okay, Gred and Forge should never be apart... in the fics I read. ;) :P

love your icon btw!

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