Dark Lord Potter Forums
Go Back   Dark Lord Potter Forums > Great Hall > Hall of Shame > Introduction Archives [Closed]
Donate Register Rules Library List IRC Chat FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Notices

Donate to DLP PatronusCharm Banner

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2008, 09:18 AM   #1
Melreys
Muggle
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 4
New stick stuck in the mud...

Hi, I'm Melreys, both here and on Fanfiction. Occasionally you might find me by a different name on an old site, but the list of them is starting to dwindle a bit. I've only been around the net two years and some though, so am hardly an elder by any standards.

I was redirected to this site yesterday when trying to find some gory linked fic on LJ, and decided to poke around it awhile, checking the general population out. Don't think my slash shipping views, my gender or my age are going to be very popular with all the warnings, but hey, even if I get torn and abused and banished from this holy place forever at least I'll know to steer clear next time.

Maybe I could work on the optimism, too.

Anyway- I'm fairly interested in HP/Lord of the Rings crossovers as of now, even though most in the general population are few and complete crap. However, there's a fairly good WIP by Hoshi-Tachi, The Boy and the Ring, that I recommend if anyone's interested.

My shippings are few and many. I generally avoid writing purely the romance genre personally, but when interested will pair literally everything 'cept Harry, Ron and Hermione within each other. Oh, and I don't do the Ginny thing either. Laughably, the best romance fic I've ever read was about Luna and a Threstal, but luckily I can't remember the title off the top of my head.

At the moment I'm working on my first real sort of HP fic, The Statue of Secrecy, but I think I'm going to need a beta for it because what i've written so far barely 4k words and the plot's all over the place. Maybe I'm just being modest but one chapter and no reviews doesn't exactly spell much for my writing being anything special.

On the topic special writing, no, I don't have a favorite fic. I guess it's because there are so many good fics out there, along with not so good ones, and picking one fic over another would be like putting another good fic down. But I guess if I must choose then I'll go along with the MarySue bashers and say 'A Mary Sue Alphabet' by Irony-Chan.

So, that's me in a nutshell. The ever-redundant Melreys. In real life I'm a bit of a loner - I have friends, but they're not exactly my arms and legs - and am obsessed with whatever books are latest in Angus and Robertson. (Most of the time it's the ideas from books that I love rather than the books written themselves, thus I fandom everything from the unlikely Hybrids to Pendragon to His Dark Materials to ick, Twilight of all things horrendous...)

I play Hockey and have done a few Archery courses. Live in Sydney, Australia but have moved a few times.

You'd better post back lest the Evil, Rabid, Teenage, Fangirl slips through your fingertips...
__________________
For some reason, shiny things don't amuse me anymore.
But these cool slimy things...
Melreys is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
Sorrows
Avatar
 
Sorrows's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: England
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,655
Welcome, you have a nice writing style, so long as you never mention your slash preferences again you should be OK. A good HP/Lotr is 'The Black Wizard' which I think is in the library.
__________________

'Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.'
Terry Pratchett

Sorrows is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 12:33 PM   #3
Giovanni
God of Magic
 
Giovanni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Gilligan's Island
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,504
She used the word "lest" in a post -- and she used it correctly -- so she sounds like she'll fit in here.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jawaharlal Nehru
The common people, of course, knew nothing about these reasons. No one told them. Politicians usually hide their real reasons and talk pompously of religion and justice and truth and the like.
Giovanni is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 01:48 PM   #4
Hawthorne
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I like her. Can I have her? Please!
 
Old 09-01-2008, 01:55 PM   #5
kalantha
Fourth Year
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 172
Now, now Hawt you know that you can't go stealing new members. Anyways, welcome Melreys you seem a decent type. Liking slash is cool as long as you don't post slash fics in the library. I think you'll fit in just fine.
__________________
kalantha is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 01:56 PM   #6
Lyndon Eye
Dark Lord
 
Lyndon Eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Age: 23
Posts: 1,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melreys View Post
I fandom everything from the unlikely Hybrids to Pendragon to His Dark Materials to ick, Twilight of all things horrendous...)
Twilight? Really? I picked up the book and read it the other day. It actually seemed really great (nice, captivating writing and everything) until I finished, and then thought about it.

And then realized how utterly stupid the plot/characters are.

So I can understand the fascination with it, but don't believe it's deserved in the literary sense at all.

Anyway, you seem like you'll fit in just fine. A warm "Welcome to DLP " from me.



Edit: Oh, almost forgot. If you need help with your story, just go on IRC. There's lot's of great writers there that can give you feedback.
__________________
"Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit."

-Oscar Wilde

Last edited by Lyndon Eye; 09-01-2008 at 02:02 PM.
Lyndon Eye is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 02:28 PM   #7
Perspicacity
God of Magic
Rosicrucian
 
Perspicacity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Elsewhere
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,501
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalantha View Post
Now, now Hawt you know that you can't go stealing new members. Anyways, welcome Melreys you seem a decent type. Liking slash is cool as long as you don't post slash fics in the library. I think you'll fit in just fine.
I wouldn't go that far. (Maybe replace "cool" with "tolerable"). You may find the forum somewhat less accommodating in terms of hawt guy-on-guy action outside the Intro threads.

Anyway, to the OP, welcome to DLP. I read your chapter and left you a review. (Summary version: It's not a bad start, but it does need to be cleaned up some. Oh, and your title is misspelled).
__________________
Perspicacity is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 02:41 PM   #8
Taure
God of Magic
~Soap Box~
 
Taure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,511
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
the best romance fic I've ever read was about Luna and a Threstal
You win for just that sentence. InternalBleeding!Luna is the best kind, in my opinion.

Also, Lady Sorrows, the Black Wizard is terrible. It breaks the first two rules of crossovers.

Rule 1. When sending a character from one fandom to another, never send another character with him. The crossover hero is a lone one.

Rule 2. Crossovers should always be one way (returning at the end of the fic is acceptable).

Rule 3. Never massively overpower one fandom over another.

Rule 4. Never cross more than 2 fandoms at once.

Rule 5. When crossing over entire worlds, and not just characters, they must be compatible.

Rule 6. When crossing over entire worlds, do not mix up the characters too much. For example: Buffy and the Scoobies should never be found within the halls of Hogwarts.
Taure is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 03:04 PM   #9
NataliaGAG
Third Year
 
NataliaGAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Posts: 139
Quote:
I like her. Can I have her? Please!
I like her too! Can we share?
__________________
Diva!
NataliaGAG is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 03:38 PM   #10
Sorrows
Avatar
 
Sorrows's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: England
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,655
Taure I did not mean it is all that good in regards to other crossovers in general, just that it is vastly superior to the other HP/LotR crossovers, its even finished.

Shares of Melrays going at £5 per body part, get them while there warm.
__________________

'Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.'
Terry Pratchett


Last edited by Sorrows; 09-01-2008 at 07:20 PM.
Sorrows is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 03:52 PM   #11
Lincos
Order Member
 
Lincos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Liverpool, UK
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 402
DLP Supporter Donor Star
This is the kinda nice nice DLP the we aren't. Her mention of liking and shipping slash should be met with intolerance and flaming.

Here you go Melreys
__________________




Lincos is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 04:16 PM   #12
Sorrows
Avatar
 
Sorrows's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: England
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,655
Quote:
Don't think my slash shipping views
That is all she said on the matter, she didn't go 'OMG I luv HP/DM and HP/SS its teh best1!!' so long as leaves it at that then there is no reason to flame the hell out of her.
However if she tries to defend it, (or even mentions mpreg) then she is fair game.
__________________

'Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.'
Terry Pratchett

Sorrows is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 04:30 PM   #13
NataliaGAG
Third Year
 
NataliaGAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Posts: 139
She wouldn't. She seems pretty smart.
__________________
Diva!
NataliaGAG is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 04:37 PM   #14
kalantha
Fourth Year
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 172
Perspicacity, oh psh oldie. Keep up with the slang, by cool I meant tolerable.
__________________
kalantha is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 05:12 PM   #15
Perspicacity
God of Magic
Rosicrucian
 
Perspicacity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Elsewhere
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,501
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalantha View Post
Perspicacity, oh psh oldie. Keep up with the slang, by cool I meant tolerable.
Heh. First time I've been called an "oldie". (My account's not even been active a year).
__________________
Perspicacity is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 08:37 PM   #16
The DarIm
Professor
 
The DarIm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: In dreams.
Gender: Male
Posts: 321
Send a message via MSN to The DarIm Send a message via Yahoo to The DarIm
Quote:
Laughably, the best romance fic I've ever read was about Luna and a Threstal, but luckily I can't remember the title off the top of my head.
How is it lucky? Personally I hope you could remember that one, I'd be very interested as to how that came about. Anything that...perverse deserves admiration.

Welcome to DLP.
The DarIm is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 08:46 PM   #17
Nuhuh
Dastardly Shadow Mod
Lasciel's Right
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,870
Send a message via MSN to Nuhuh
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perspicacity View Post
Heh. First time I've been called an "oldie". (My account's not even been active a year).
That's probably because Kalantha is 9 1/2 years old and nearly everyone is an oldie to her. You should see the trouble she gives 11 year olds.

and why are the women after this new chick? My theory is correct all girls on the net are Bi.
__________________
Nuhuh is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 08:54 PM   #18
Melreys
Muggle
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Gender: Female
Posts: 4
It's better being called an oldie than a newbie, Perspicacity. That reminds me, I really should get my post count up, hmm...

Quote:
I like her. Can I have her? Please!
I like her too! Can we share?
You'll probably get sick of me when you realise how much I talk- mostly about myself. I'm afraid that'll have the share market going down, so I'd lower the stock prices at least two pounds if I were you, Lady Shadows. To self: Maybe I can get away before they hit the ten pound mark...

And I completely agree with your rules of Crossovers, Taure, assuming they're yours. If I were to quote each one and add a little comment this post would probably get way too long and too confusing, unfortunately. Parodys and humour fics - and those nasties where they war two or more worlds together in a supposedly humorous way - I have also thus come to avoid in the Lotr/HP crossover worlds 'cause they're so badly written, but I'm open to reading practically anything in the section, just because there are so few crossovers of the sort around. What was that fic suggested again...?

Quote:
That is all she said on the matter, she didn't go 'OMG I luv HP/DM and HP/SS its teh best1!!' so long as leaves it at that then there is no reason to flame the hell out of her.
However if she tries to defend it, (or even mentions mpreg) then she is fair game.
Quote:
This is the kinda nice nice DLP the we aren't. Her mention of liking and shipping slash should be met with intolerance and flaming.
I sort of knew this would happen. (I have astonishing powers in Divination, you see, and past seeing the untimely demise of your persons, I just know things without explanation.) But as of right now there's a bargain of sorts: I won't mention it, let a couple of stray comments fly, and you won't flame me to the nether rejions of hell. So maybe I just made that bargain up, but whatever. It sound okay? Okay!

Though I would be happy to strike up a flame war somewhere else, if you insist. To your immense surprise I'm sure Lincos, I had already read that thread. Kind of outrageous of me to still continue here with it all, but what can I say, I'm a bowl of surprises.

And by the way, since you asked, Lady Sorrows, no mpreg. That's a bit too... gross.

PS: This doesn't count as defending. I think. Hope. Even if it is, I have to have some sort of moral standard on stuff, and being crushed into an avoiding corner isn't going to help the situation at all, as painful and entertaining as it might be...
__________________
For some reason, shiny things don't amuse me anymore.
But these cool slimy things...
Melreys is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 08:57 PM   #19
Poytin
DLP's Official Poytin
 
Poytin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Nevada
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 812
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melreys View Post
rejions
>.<

Other than that... welcome. Also... find that Luna/Thestral story again and give us the link.
Poytin is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 09:00 PM   #20
Sorrows
Avatar
 
Sorrows's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: England
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melreys View Post
Lady Shadows
-_-


/filler/
filler/





__________________

'Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.'
Terry Pratchett


Last edited by Sorrows; 09-01-2008 at 09:12 PM.
Sorrows is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I am stuck - question to DLP - Advice? Kung_lou FanFic Discussion 3 06-01-2007 06:13 PM
Stick Arena QuaziJoe Flash and Spam Games 4 12-10-2006 06:13 AM
Beat with an ugly stick. Moloch Introduction Archives [Closed] 19 07-02-2006 11:27 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2005 - 2011 Darklordpotter.net. All rights reserved.
No personal intellectual property on this site may be used without the credit and express permission of the respective authors.