phineasjones: (neville)
i have made a little list of post-DH fic i would like to read. maybe it's already out there (if so, please tell me). if not, well, i hope it eventually will be. please, add your own ideas to the fic wish-list!

post-DH fic that should be )
phineasjones: (callum blue)
july 2006


yesterday i forgot to take a picture for the first time in... months? a long time. weird. so instead i offer a picture from a year ago. that's me in my painting overalls. the kitchen looks already painted so i was probably working on... i don't know. the living room? bedroom? dining room? there was so much painting, it's hard to know. it seems crazy that we've only been in this house for a year. it feels very lived in. i feel settled. i like it here. i love the colors we chose here. i'm glad we're staying a while longer. it's a good house with a lot of character. ::pets house::

i feel like i'm supposed to make the obligatory hp spoiler statement. well. i really don't want to be spoiled. as most of you know, i was spoiled for OotP and it sucked. but i'm not doing anything special to avoid being spoiled. i will continue to read my trusted friends. i will go about my business as usual. once i start reading the book, anything i post about will be cut and clearly labeled. that's really all i have to say.

i will actually be a little delayed in starting the book. friday and saturday, friend rachel is having a moving to hawaii yard sale. rach and i are contributing and helping out. and then saturday night is a party for rachel. as anxious as i'll be to start reading, my friend who's about to move off the continent takes priority. so i'll be a little behind. as usual. :)

today is supposed have record high heat. near 100. i object. >.< fucking heat. ::flips off the weather::
phineasjones: (silent land)
omg! i can't believe i forgot to mention this. rach and i went to see OotP last night. i liked it so much better this time. why? )

yeah. i still don't love it but i don't think i've actually loved any of the hp movies. but i like this one much more than i did at first. which is nice. :)
phineasjones: (love)
12 july 2007


yesterday alexa and i met for iced tea (hers on the left - jasmine lime, mine - hibiscus - on the right) to talk about our assistantships for the coming year, since we're basically swapping jobs. so we will advise each other as much as possible, which is handy.

i think i'm ready to talk about OotP now. thing is, i liked it. i did not love it. but i have no desire to harsh anyone's squee ;) so in the following discussion, i will separate my likes from my dislikes, and you can read how ever much you want. OotP, the movie. )

whoa. call from myrtle. the interview gig is on. i have to plan a visit to tanglewood. (um... yay!)
phineasjones: (love)
the friend i was talking about earlier - the one who loves hp - wanted to read some of my fic. so i linked her to some of my sirius/remus, which she read while we were on g-chat. which, yes, is about as comfortable as watching someone read something you've written. so, not comfortable. but i kept walking away from the computer and cleaning the kitchen to distract myself. anyway, while she was reading ruse, we had this exchange.

A: lupin has a boner!
A: nice.
phin: ahaha. glad you appreciate the finer nuances of my writing.

and while we were chatting, i got all nostalgic for pre-book 6 hp fandom. it was great, man. i miss it. sigh.
phineasjones: (these are days)
9 april 2007


look, ray! sigh. yep. a turtle. spotted as i was walking to the choral library. there was actually another, bigger turtle that i saw first but i apparently scared it and it slipped under the water and swam away as i approached. bummer.

i spent far too long in the choral dungeon library yesterday. started to forget what the sun feels like. but i got some work done. and some fic reading. ;)

which, like whoa, people. i have an hp rec for you. a harry/draco rec, nonetheless. i know, what? but [livejournal.com profile] minervacat linked it in her del.icio.us and what do i do if not follow her links? and i had some time and... it's really good. and held my interest the whole time with not one mountie (or any canadian at all) even mentioned. impressive, no? anyway, yes, the rec cometh:

the if sieve by [livejournal.com profile] crawfords_lover. hp. harry/draco. seventh year. really good read.

oddly, i got feedback on all souls' day this morning, for the first time in... i don't even know. well over a year. spooky hp-related coincidences! :) holy crap. that story is over four years old now. i am old.
phineasjones: (love)
so. i promised this post. now i have to figure out what it is i wanted to say.

i have been more than just out of the hp loop lately. i have been in other, far distant loops. once upon a time, i used to say that i couldn't really get into fanfic based on tv shows. that i was more a book or movie fanfic kind of gal. ahahaha. right. then there was sga. and then, there was due south.

thing is, i was primed and ready for new fandoms a little over a year ago. and why was that? because, truly, i had fallen out of love with hp. and why was that? i believe that was a direct result of book 6. which... to be honest, i don't even remember in great detail at this point. it's the only hp book i've read only once. i remember two things clearly; the sense of yuckiness and dread i had when i finished reading it and the catastrofuck that was remus/tonks.

to be clear here, i am not fundamentally opposed to tonks or to remus/tonks. before this book, i liked tonks a lot. and i don't want remus to suffer forever if he has a chance at happiness. really, i don't. but what jkr did with them in that book is... inexcusable. trashy. crappy. poop. it makes me angry to think about it, even now. and i don't blame myself for needing a break from hp. because, yeah, i know my otp thing is a bit over the top. but it's there. and my emotional response to these characters is huge. HUGE. so... i felt manipulated and abused after reading book 6. and i can take the responsibility for being overly attached to characters in a supposed children's book. sure. but it doesn't change the way i feel.

but what this post is supposed to be about is how suddenly i've started thinking about hp again. for several reasons.

1. this horrifying picture, brought to my attention by [livejournal.com profile] hominidj. ::scrubs brain::
2. um. july 21. (brought to my attention by [livejournal.com profile] anabelwumpkins - that's how out of it i am! i didn't even know!) it's coming and there's nothing i can do to stop it. i am terrified to read the last book. i do not trust that woman. AT ALL.
3. discussing in comments the pain of loving sirius/remus with [livejournal.com profile] mrsronweasley
4. [livejournal.com profile] dorrie6's new (renewed?) obsession with remus. i haven't read those fics yet. but i'm going to. i can feel it coming.
5. last thursday, i was a wreck. a week's worth of not enough sleep compiled to make me an emotional basket case. in this state, i was driving to school and listening to regina spektor's new album on which she has a version of the song samson. which will always be about sirius and remus for me. thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jjtaylor and the heartbreaking fic she wrote, inspired by that song. so, i started to think about that. and i started to cry. goddammit. i haven't cried over those boys in so long. and in my new fandom, my beloved new fandom due south, there can be a HAPPY ENDING. hear that jkr??? it makes me think maybe it wasn't only the craptasticness of what jkr did in book 6 that sent me away, but also the unending pain of loving sirius/remus. in the beginning - you know, around books 3 and 4 - it was good pain. pain that could turn around into bittersweet goodness. and then it just plummeted further and further into the pit of despair. a girl needs a break from that, doesn't she?

for your reference:
samson by regina spektor (from songs, my preferred version)
your hair was long when we first met - heart-rending fic by [livejournal.com profile] jjtaylor

so all this leaves me with a tentative desire to read sirius/remus again. sort of. i can't decide what sirius/remus i would want to read. what era? what... outlook? i mean, we're at a point with them in which reading a happy ending-fic is really no happier than a tragic one. it all ends the same anyway. doesn't it? and here it comes, the final word. july 21. will we hear from sirius in any way? will remus up and get married? die? what? oh, right and then there's this kid named harry...
phineasjones: (love)
happy new year! mildly belated. :)

no time for a real post - probably not 'til i get back to denver. but i thought i'd share my shacking up secret santa fic.

i wrote ruse for [livejournal.com profile] lisew. and i'll post it here too:

Title: Ruse
Author: [livejournal.com profile] phineasjones
Summary: A plan, a plot, a ruse. And a Yule Ball.
Rating: PG
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] lisew
Notes: Thanks and love to [livejournal.com profile] jjtaylor for the fast and fabulous beta.



Ruse )


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phineasjones: (soul (madmadharri))
it would be too absolutely, horrifically ridiculous for me to have just stubbed my toe again. so let's just say i didn't. yes, we'll say that.

my dad suggested snow shoes. that seems like a pretty good idea to me at this point.

but i'm not here for a pity party. i want to talk HBP. well, really, i want you to talk HBP. i haven't read anyone's thoughts yet and now i'm dying to. i'll go a-trolling for them, but if you were inclined to link me to anything you've typed up, or anything you've read and found particularly eloquent or interesting, i'd be eternally grateful.

i'm still a little dumbfounded myself, but i'll try to scrape up some initial reactions )

me and hbp

Jul. 12th, 2005 09:12 am
phineasjones: (body (madmadharri))
when OotP came out, i had fun times with other fans, sat around in a barns and noble for hours and obtained my book about seven minutes after it was officially released. that will not be the way things shake down this year. when HBP comes out, i will be sleeping (i hope) in a pet-friendly motel outside of chicago. i don't know when i will be getting my copy, nor do i have any idea when i'll be able to read it. the 16th will see us on our way to a pet-friendly motel in lincoln, nebraska. the 17th should eventually find us in denver, where we will sleep on the floor of our house (after the traditional meal on the bare floor) and meet the truck full of our stuff on the morning of the 18th. we will then unpack as quickly as we can and i will commence studying for my preliminary exams.

somewhere in there, i will read the book. it makes me a little crazy that i can't just get it right away and spend two days reading (yes, it would take me at least that long, i am a slow, slow reader). but i suppose i'm lucky in that i will be away from lj anyway because of moving and such, so it's convenient for avoiding spoilers. except that it also makes me sad to be away from lj. ::sigh::

anyway. from the 14th on, i won't really be reading - because i won't have a chance to and because i really don't want to be spoiled this time. i may post - about the trip and all that, but won't be checking the flist for a while. wah.

::lurves::
phineasjones: (love)
Title: One Is For You
Pairing: Sirius/Remus
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: It should be completely obvious that if I had any right to these characters, many things would be very different.
Gratitude: Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] starbuckle, [livejournal.com profile] jjtaylor and [livejournal.com profile] madmadharri for beta.
Author's notes: This story is loosely based on ani difranco's song the diner. It is dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] musesfool, who requested it as a prize for winning a text slash challenge. Thank you, Victoria, for getting me off my ass and working on this story. And for all the wonderful writing you put out into the world.

One Is For You )
phineasjones: (love)
[livejournal.com profile] annecatherine asked for something fluffy. no angst, she said. and then she said make it sirius/remus.

... no angst.

while most humans have bodies composed of 70% water, sirius and remus are composed of at least 98% angst.

still, she won a prize, she gets a request. that's how the game goes. and this is what i wrote:

apology. sirius/remus. mwpp. 291 words. )

ficlet

Jul. 27th, 2004 01:56 pm
phineasjones: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] anniesj, i was going to write you smut. really. but. nope. you asked for sirius/remus involving water. that made me think of the raymond carver poem where water comes together with other water. which has the lines,

I'm 45 years old today.
Would anyone believe it if I said
I was once 35?
My heart empty and sear at 35!
Five more years had to pass
before it began to flow again


which in turn made me think of his poem, rain which has these lines,

Would I live my life over again?
Make the same unforgivable mistakes?
Yes, given half a chance. Yes.


which led me to write something. in which sirius comes back. i am generally not supportive of such fics, because i need to believe he's really dead for my own mental health. and this fic is kind of about that. yes. kind of. and i think this is a draft... may send to beta. not sure. thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mmm_cake for checking for spelling and typos.

rain. sirius/remus.  )
phineasjones: (love)
so yesterday [livejournal.com profile] bonibaru mentioned that it was something like Totally Pointless Drabble Day. oh how i love this concept. sadly, it seemd to be making its way around people not on my flist. but since i don't want to work on the stupid letter, i decided to write a pointless drabble. and since its goal was to be pointless, i decided to shoot for an actual 100 words this time - which i don't think i've ever done before. and i made it, 100 exactly.

totally pointless remus/sirius drabblage )
phineasjones: (Default)
for the Veela Inc Valentine's Day Challenge
Title: All Souls' DAy
Author: phineas
Author's e-mail: phineasjones@livejournal.com
Disclaimer: These characters do not belong to me.
Rating: PG
Pairing: Sirius/Remus
Spoilers: for PoA and GoF
Summary: Remus waits. Sirius returns.
Author's notes: all of you who have been reading along here know what this little story did to me. i am so glad to have done it though and i am eternally grateful to those who helped me. [livejournal.com profile] annelarissa, [livejournal.com profile] starbuckle, [livejournal.com profile] fearlessdiva and [livejournal.com profile] cimorene111 provided invaluable and insightful beta commentary. cim and [livejournal.com profile] wax_jism were great with the calming and coaching along the way. and special thanks to wax for the tips on forestry.

all souls' day )

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