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Seeing a number of you take part in the International Women's Day drabble meme two weeks ago, I regretted not jumping on the band wagon myself. Discussing our drabbling desires, mrstater and I got to thinking: wouldn't it be great to have a venue dedicated solely to writing drabbles for whatever fandom we fancied? The chat ended, as it inevitably would, with deciding to fill the community gap ourselves.

Thus it is with much giddiness that we invite you to join us for some Multi-Fandom Daily Drabble fun at our new community, day_by_drabble!

There's a thread for getting to know each other and our fandom interests, and in a few days we'll be posting the info about our first event, the April Shower's Drabblethon.

So, whether you're a single-minded member of the Internet's largest fandom, or are the very first to dabble in fanfic, or flit around between dozens of fandoms--or all of the above!--become a member of day_by_drabble for a daily dose of inspiration.

And don't forget to tell a friend. :) (Feel free to snag the ad banner to promote the community on your f-lists and favorite fanfic sites.)

03 April 2009 @ 12:19 am
Title: The Morning
Author: godricgal
Rating: PG-13, for nudity and what not.
Word Count: 721 words
Summary: Lord dy Cazaril and his new wife, the lady Betriz, are journeying from the city of Cardegoss to Valenda. They are accompanied by an old friend who has not yet come to appreciate the change in their circumstance, but after an unwelcome interruption, Lord Cazaril decides that serious action is called for.
Author's Notes: I had a bet with mrstater and I lost. The agreed terms were that I'd write any fic she wanted, any fandom, any prompt, and she requested Caz and Betriz, with the prompt 'morning'. So here is my very first posted fan fic that doesn't contain the word 'Remus'. It's unbetaed and swiftly written, so please excuse any roughness around the edges. Concrit welcome. :)

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17 February 2009 @ 10:47 am
I'm sure either mrstater or I have recced this author before, but a long time ago. She's back with her first fic in about eighteen months and it certainly cheered up my Tuesday morning, so I thought I'd rec it in the hope that she might get a few extra reviews out of it and be inspired to stick around in fandom for a while.

The author is Amy Elizabeth and her new fic is called Getting to the Mustard
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21 January 2009 @ 12:30 am
Title: Past Presents and Present Moments
Author: godricgal
Rating: R, but only just.
Word Count: 1,724 words.
Summary: It's Boxing Day and Remus and Tonks are spending the evening with Tonks' grandpa, who has a question for Remus.
Author's Notes: Written as a rather belated birthday present for shimotsuki. I had intended to post this later in the week, but I thought it might be nice to post it tonight, to coincide with other birthdays. ;) This fic (Duckingverse) partners Christmas Quackers. Pre-reading isn't vital, but they're so close in the timeline that you might like to know what had gone before. Many thanks to mrstater for the beta.

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08 January 2009 @ 11:43 pm
Title: Christmas Quackers
Author: godricgal
Rating: PG (Just to be on the safe side.)
Word Count 3,375 words.
Summary: As Remus and Tonks' first Christmas approaches, they manage, around their Order duties, to make time to enjoy a little Christmas shopping together and pay a visit to Tonks' beloved Grandpa.
Author's Notes: This begins in mid December of OotP. It's set in Ducking verse, but I don't think you'll miss too much for not having read the other fics. It's probably enough to know that Remus and Tonks have a certain fondness for ducks. Many thanks to mrstater for a quacking beta job and for being one step ahead of me with the duck puns. ;) I should add that this is what should have been my Meta Advent fic, for which I had two prompts, only one of which I can remember: Christmas crackers, and so I assume I have not used the other one. Though it's possible that I did...;)

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16 September 2008 @ 03:35 pm
Happy Birthday, my lovely. I hope you have a wonderful day and this fic fits the birthday bill. Love you lots. xx

Title: Step By Step
Author: godricgal
Rating: R
Word Count 5,315 words
Summary: She sounds like a petulant school girl and winces slightly because that's not how she wants to come across to the older man she wants to think well of her in terms of being a lot more than just the good friends they aren't quite yet but could be.
Warnings: There's a smidgeon of smut.
Author's Notes: Dedicated to mrstater for the occasion of her birthday. With thanks to fantasticjackie for reading an early draft of this, and with bucket loads of thanks to bratanimus for doing a fantastic beta job on this and putting up with my tendency to flirt with the last minute. :)

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13 August 2008 @ 11:10 pm
Title: In the Name of Forgiveness
Author: godricgal
Summary: Harry's thoughts on naming his second son.
Word Count: 215 words
Rating: G
Author's Notes: This is the fourth drabble from the meme, written for sasher_copy, who asked for Snape with the prompt 'lust'. Sasher, this probably isn't what you had in mind, but I had the idea and ran with it, so just be thankful you didn't get the earlier version with twisted Death Eater!sex. ;)

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Other meme drabbles to date:

In the Face of Marriage, a fic featuring Bill and Remus written for gilpin25.

Bedtime, and AU fic which features Remus, Tonks and Teddy, and was written for drumher.

Sugar and Spice, or Puppy Dog Tails, an R rated piece with Remus, Tonks and mentions of Teddy. (AU) Written for mrstater.

chococoffeekiss, you're not last for any other reason than I was waiting for a good idea to strike, which I think has now happened, so hopefully yours will appear shortly! :)
12 August 2008 @ 11:49 pm
Title: Sugar and Spice, or Puppy Dog Tails
Author: godricgal
Summary: Tonks has a proposition to put to Remus; Remus has one of his own.
Rating:R, for sexual content.
Word count: 784 words
Author's Notes Written for mrstater, who requested Remus, Tonks and Teddy with the prompt 'rabbit'. There is not so much Teddy, probably even less of mention of rabbits, but this is what I came up with. I'm not sure if this is complete as it is, or if it really ought to be about twice as long, but I resolved with this drabble meme to write and post, so that is what I'm doing! I hope it's enjoyable for what it is. :) Feedback would be appreciated.

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Other meme drabbles to date:

In the Face of Marriage, a fic featuring Bill and Remus written for gilpin25

Bedtime, which features Remus, Tonks and Teddy, and was written for drumher
06 August 2008 @ 12:52 am
From the drabble meme, here is drabble Two, In the Face of Marriage for gilpin25, who requested Remus, Bill and/or Fleur, with the prompt 'face'. It's 776 words and teeters on the edge of G/PG.

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Drabble one, Bedtime, can be found here. It's 750 odd words long and rated PG, features Remus, Teddy and Tonks, and is pure fluff.
04 August 2008 @ 12:25 am
From the drabble meme, here is my first, for drumher, who requested Teddy and Remus with the prompt 'bedtime'.

Imaginatively titled, Bedtime, and rated PG, you'll find it, not quite at drabble length, beneath the cut.

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04 May 2008 @ 08:29 pm
Title: No Time for Ducking, Chapter Five
Author: godricgal
Summary: It's early days in Remus' and Tonks' budding relationship. Just how serious is it? With their respective responsibilities to the Order, will they find the time for their relationship to move forward?
Rating and warnings: R for mildly explicit sexual content
Author's Notes: Many, many thanks to mrstater for listening to me ramble on about this fifth and final chapter and for a super beta job. :) Please take note of the new rating.

Chapter One|Chapter Two|Chapter Three|Chapter Four

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03 May 2008 @ 01:32 am
Nineteen months after I started it, I have just finished writing No Time for Ducking to the point I'd originally intended to reach.

While the fic's not terribly long, it's has, obviously, taken me a long time to reach this point. Apart from the outside factors of the rollercoaster of a nineteen months that RL has been, having to divert my attentions to various challenges and generally just being a 'when the mood takes me' kind of writer, one thing that has held me back is that I feel that Ducking is very much my version of events - it's how I picture things happening - if not in the specifics then in that quick and all-consuming love affair: my explanation for how things go so very wrong in HBP, and DH helped me out there with the early marriage, so I've agonised about the relationship progression and the mindset of Remus and Tonks along the way, to quite a large extent.

At several points I've considered making this a full OotP, HBP, DH length fic. At others I've just wanted it finished because I hate to keep people waiting for my schedule, and it's been so nice - so very nice - that people have asked about it and maintained interest over all that time. Over the last week, I've gravitated back to wanting to continue the storyline of this 'verse, and I'm pretty much married to the idea of doing that.

What I can't decide is whether to do that in Ducking or whether to think of this as a series and to pick up their story in a new fic. This 'verse already has three separate fics: Of Mischief and Responsibly, No Time for Ducking and Asinus Protego, so I could very well use fic events to flesh out the in between. I just can't make up my mind, though, and I've never been able to through out all the time I've been thinking about this.

So here is my question to you: how do you feel as a reader about following a fic serial? Does it make the overall story arc harder to follow, or do you like the idea of separate storylines within an ongoing plot of relationship development? As a writer, have you ever faced the same dilemma? Those of you who are writing or have written a series - why did you choose to write that way and do you ever regret that decision? Those of you who are writing long epics - do you ever wish you'd chosen to break it up a little?

Thanks in advance if you have any input to this - I'm in such a quandary!

Hope you all have a good weekend and happy May Day weekend to those on my side of the pond.
28 April 2008 @ 12:02 am
Happy Birthday, jncar! I hope you're having a wonderful day and have been receiving top birthday treatment from the family. Best wishes for the coming year and your original writing plans. :)
27 March 2008 @ 04:40 pm
Some of you know that before I became a poor, lowly student, I had a rather nice job with a software company that was attempting to deal with some of the problems surrounding personal privacy and data ownership on the 'net.

There are things I see in fandom, if not on a daily basis, frequently enough to concern me -- just matters of basic privacy that are important to me and I think should be important to everyone, though I understand that they may not be. However, it's not always as simple as that...

The internet allows us to conduct ourselves in many ways, with many personas. Some people are not worried if these personas cross paths, having more than one is a matter of administration rather than an attempt to compartmentalise online, and indeed, offline activities.

Clearly, everyone reading this is at least reasonably familiar with the way the internet works, what can and can't be done, but what I want to do in this post is lay a few examples at your door, not to scare you, but maybe to make you think a little more on the ramifications your 'net dealings have on yourself and those you deal with.

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23 February 2008 @ 04:07 pm
gilpin25 thought I ought post a teaser to my SWS fic or the next chapter of No Time For Ducking. Because I've probably bored you all silly droning on about the SWS, I thought I should prove that it does actually exist and post a bit of that, but I can't post very much of it, so it's a very short excerpt from the beginning. To make up for that, there's a bit of Ducking, too, which hints at what's going to happen in the last chapter of the story. (which may or may not be the one I'm currently working on!)

Anyway, I hope you find yourselves teased. ;)

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27 December 2007 @ 03:07 am
This is to wish a (slightly belated) very Happy Birthday to joely_jo. I hope you had a lovely day. :)
24 November 2007 @ 11:07 pm
Happy Birthday, bratanimus! I hope you had a great day, and that it was completely relaxing.

For your pressie, I've posted the opening scene from my new fic. I'm afraid there's no Sirius, though he is mentioned. ;) I hope you enjoy. :)

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23 November 2007 @ 05:18 pm
I'm having a problem with Microsoft Office 2007 (Word) and it's driving me bonkers. Basically I can't use the mouse to move the cursor around a document or select text. I'm having to use the arrow keys to move the cursor and use keyboard commands to select text. Mouse works fine for menus, it's just within the document itself.

Has anyone else experienced this? I'm trying to edit my fic, and hitting the arrow key up and down 24 pages of text is really wearing me and my arrow keys down...
20 November 2007 @ 04:18 pm
A few weeks ago I was driving through the New Forest and happened upon this happy family:

While it's not unusual to see pigs at this time of year, especially in this area, because they put them out to eat the acorns before the horses do, it is quite unusual to see such a young (and large!) family.

And just because there can never be enough cute piglet photos, there's another, slightly closer one, underneath the cut.

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I think this is probably a bit of a random post, but I just decided to configure the bluetooth between my phone and my laptop, so that's my explanation. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate it!