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deathtocapslock: DH Chapter 16: Godric's Hollow.

Chapter 16: Godric's Hollow.

Asking for recommendations: I know Elkin's site "Overanalyzing The Text" , Red Hen Publications and Dan Hemmens from The Ferretbrain . Does anybody know other sources of good HP meta\fic authors?

elanor_x: Chapter 16: Godric's Hollow.

Chapter 16: Godric's Hollow.

Sorry about doing Chapter 18 "The Life and Lies of Albus D" out of chronological order. I'll soon do Chapter 17 too and put links in each post to make matters clearer.

Note: I know Elkin's site "Overanalyzing The Text" [archives from HPFGU]; jodel_from_aol's from Red Hen Publications collection of essays and Dan Hemmens from The Ferretbrain . Does anybody know other sources of good HP meta\fic authors?

* To remind where we're – the previous chapter ended with Ron leaving....


For SUNDAY META REVISITED, I want to discuss something that was at the back of my mind during the large gen debates that were all over LJ this past week. To me, one of the more interesting points was the way in which some gen supporters defined canon as that which *was* on screen (meaning that which *they* saw on screen, of course :) Now, I've already written my response on Interpretive Communities and fandom-created Tropes, but long before we started using the politically correct narrative language of tropes, we just called it FANON.

So today, I want to look at some of the more interesting articulations of canon, fanon, and what lies between, as well as how we can negotiate what actually constitutes fanon and whether...

demiguise: A few good things

-[info]skelkin's Overanalyzing the text is a good way to waste time if you want to look at the Harry Potter books from a critical standpoint.

-On the other end of the scale, motivational posters, done in Dungeons and Dragons style?

-This is the pick of the litter. Project Gutenberg. Here you can download entire classical books, from Dr. Frankenstein to The Time Machine.

busaikko: Bookmarks

My Bookmarks, make of them what you will. They are a mess because: 1-I combined two lists so there are some duplicates and 2-I just started this project. Will keep working on it!


hermiones_desk: Alright, folks, here's the deal

Alright, folks, here's the deal:

I'm attempting to create a small subsite for HP fanfiction, in general. Yes, I know I'm probably clinically insane for wanting to do this, but I'm a firm believer in cross-posting and genre/pairing sites, as well as using bigger sites, like FictionAlley. So I'm imploring you all to give me links to any and all HP fanfiction sites that you know of. All of them.

Well, actually, let me be more specific...

swussian: The Swedish ModelDonKulick, professor i

The Swedish Model
Don Kulick, professor in anthropology, New York University, on "The Swedish Model". Looks like he'll release a book on the subject soon. But for now, read the pdf. Especially if you still believe in the Swedish Model... For starters "Anyone who for remuneration procures a temporary sexual relationship will be guilty – if their action is not punishable by some other offense according to the penal code – of purchasing sexual services, and will be sentenced to fines or prison for not more than six months." is not a way to write a law.
Hittade den genom en blogg skriven av en eskortflicka. Där fanns även följande artikel, för er som kan svenska. Handlar om Sverige kontra Tyskland i prostitutionsfrågan.

Jag har skrivit ett uselt inlägg på Erokai om SvDs usla artikelserie. [info]b8q, titta, din generation uttalar sig! Blev du glad? ^^

The a post on fandom aggression I posted the other day is written by Elkins, who posts to HP4GU and writes a lot.

To our pinko friends
Заставки к сериалам 90х. Получайте наслаждение!

Harry Potter WarCry

Welcome to the Harry Potter WarCry Links Archive. Here you will find a link to all things Potter

persnickety_pru: List of HP Archives, etcetera

Lots and lots of HP fanfiction out there, some crap and some of excellent quality. Caveat emptor. As usual, this list is very Snape-centric; I have yet to find much good het, but lots of lovely slash is available. Hope to add to this and update often, provided I can get around the links. Fourth try at posting this--the HTML is kicking my ass all over LJ. At least I'm learning something. . . .

cressida0201: Thoughts about essays, and fashion meme

I've been reading Harry Potter essays like crazy ever since Half-Blood Prince came out. In my searches, I found this collection of essays by "Elkins" of the Yahoo group "HP for Grownups." Actually they're posts to the group rather than essays. Though I disagree with a lot of what Elkins says, her essays are certainly thought-provoking. This page led me to subscribe to the group so I could read the archives (no time to participate, alas), but it also got me thinking. . . .

linnpuzzle: Sleep is my arch-enemy.

If you have anything to say to the person who posts this, say it to them. If you love them, tell them. If you hate them, tell them. Whatever you have to say to this person, even if it's something you're having trouble saying, if the person posts this entry, say it to them. You may never get a chance to again, so just do it.

Replies are screened. Anon is perfectly okay, too.

ETA: And just so this post won't be completely pointless, I give you the link to [info]skelkins(?)'s Overanalyzing the text (Harry Potter). She basically collected most of her posts from HPforgrownups, and it's fascinating stuff that's being discussed. I love the smell of meta in the morning.

Sasha's Mini-Directory of Elite Sites

I'm a potentially addicted web surfer of anything and everything related to my interests. Because I do so much of it, I am pretty picky about the quality of the websites I peruse and I thought that others might be able to benefit as well from the time I spend sorting through lousy sites looking for the good ones. I like my sites to be pretty and full of good content, but content always trumps appearence. My ideal site would also have a flair or spark that makes it unique (my sense of humor being what it is, this is often a healthy dose of sarcasm and a willingness to laugh at oneself)...

Detention - Harry Potter/Severus Snape Slash Archives

Links, Recs and Resources

Overanalysing the Text Reviews (0)
Description: A collection of posts made by Elkins on the HP for Grown Ups yahoo group, including the wonderful "Draco Malfoy Is Ever So Lame"....

Floo Me Baby! - A Harry Potter Link Archive

Overanalyzing the Text - [Gen] This site contains Elkins' analytical posts on the yahoogroup Harry Potter for Grownups. Some essays listed for viewing are "Why Suspect Lupin?", "Draco Malfoy Is Ever So Lame. Yet Sympathetic. And Dead, Too", "The Sorting of Neville Longbottom", "Peter Pettigrew Is Ever So Brave" and many more. (Added: 2004-08-03 Hits: 99 Rating: 0.00 Votes: 0) Rate it!

Update Log for Floo Me, Baby!


Overanalyzing the Text- [Gen] This site contains Elkins' analytical posts on the yahoogroup Harry Potter for Grownups. Some essays listed for viewing are "Why Suspect Lupin?", "Draco Malfoy Is Ever So Lame. Yet Sympathetic. And Dead, Too", "The Sorting of Neville Longbottom", "Peter Pettigrew Is Ever So Brave" and many more...


Slytherin-related Sites

Slytherin Mists
Homepage for the infamous Slytherin MSTs

Xandria's Fanfiction
The fanfic of one of the greatest HP writers out there

Blond and Blonde Archive
An Archive of Lucius/Narcissa goodness

HP videos
Slashy and gen. Harry Potter videos to download

Overanalyzing the Text
A site focusing on essays and analytical thought concerning canon.

Designer Potions
A Snape Support Site

The Death Eater's Lounge

A Malfoy Family Archive

An all Death Eater Archive

Twilight's Dark House of Fanfiction
A Lucius/Severus Snape archive! Features fics and wallpapers and icons.

Green, Silver, and Preferably Dark
Lorielen's site which hosts many Lucius and Draco pairings. Wonderful drawings and even greater fanfictions!

House of Ill Faith
A site of Malfoy incestuous fanfiction by one of the greater writers of the HP fandom. New and constantly growing!

A small, but growing, page of Lucius related fanfic, wallpapers, and icons.

Project Serpent Sortia
A Lucius/Severus fanpage! Because we all need more of those.

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