madeleone: (hermione gr)
I'm more of a lurker than a poster but this deserves an update. I became a grandma again today, for the sixth time. Three of my four kids now have two each, coincidentally each has a boy and a girl in that order, (what's the odds of that I wonder?) Their ages are 7, 4.5, 3, 1.5, 9 months, and one day old.

Anyway here is our newest bundle of joy, born around noon today, Delaney Rose K., 8lb.4oz, 20'' long. Baby and Mom are doing fine.
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madeleone: (hermione gr)
Hardly seems like nine years already!

#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

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Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Since someone on my LJ flist said she could  no longer cross post since the new TOS thingey at LJ, I'm just testing to make sure the crossposting feature works for me. Of course, I did agree to the TOS, so perhaps if she didn't maybe that is why crossposting won't work for her???

FYI: for the time being I will still be primarily at LJ and using this as my back up site.
madeleone: (hermione gr)
Once again everything is in a uproar in my LJ world with this new TOS thing. I skimmed it, was a little leary, but clicked agree anyway. As in previous incidents, I will continue here (at LJ) but keep DW as a back up for my journal. (I have been slightly better at importing it over to dreamwidth on a semi-regular basis instead of once a year or so).

Although I have seen one of my flisters comment she was no longer able to cross post, so that is worrisome (perhaps because she didn't agree to LJ's TOS? I'm not exactly sure though). I guess my next move is to hop on over to DW and do a post to see if it works for me crossposting here.

But for the most part, I'll be doing any posts, updates, and such here on LJ until it disappears.

ETA: I am madeleone to anyone who wants to add me over at DW. FYI you need to both subcribe and give access for us to be mutual friends.
madeleone: (hermione gr)
So, I can now admit to writing for Besieging Miss Granger for [ profile] krissy_cits. The original prompt was: Hermione keeps bumping into Severus Snape, and she starts to wonder if it is REALLY coincidental or not.

I will admit I set out to write a much different story. I'd expected it to be a short 4 to 5k fluffy fic about Severus having a crush on Hermione but unwilling to reveal his feelings. Somehow along the way, that morphed into a mystery/stalker fic--at least Severus wasn't her stalker. Sometimes I hate it when plot bunnies escape their cage and go haring off on their own. :-) I'd like to thank my totally awesome beta [ profile] delphipsmith for her patience and amazing beta skills. She's a real peach.

I've enjoyed all of the great fic and art created for this fest. There are still a few fics I've not had a chance to read yet, but I will soon. I must say it all was excellent and I am in awe of the talent we harbor here in our little corner of the fandom. Many, many thanks to the wonderful [ profile] sshg_giftfest mods [ profile] delphipsmith and [ profile] dreamy_dragon73 for all they do to keep the fest going.

ETA:I almost forgot to mention that the background for this fic, Logralo's, the business shared by Luna, Hermione, and Neville, originally appeared in in a short ficlet titled Phoenix Feathers at Dusk that I wrote way back in 2009 when I was just trying out my fanfic wings. It was posted over at hpcon_envy in response to a prompt by bambu345. It's also at (where I post as magalena). It's certainly not necessary to read it before Besieging Miss Granger, but it shows how Logralo's got started. I always thought it would be fun to expand into that universe a bit so I had fun with it here.
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Happy New Year to everyone! And here's hoping that the next year is better than the last!

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Hope you have a fantastic birthday!

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WooHoo! My gift The Best Laid Plans was posted today over at the [ profile] sshg_giftfest and a lovely one it is! My mystery author combined several of my prompts into one sweet, funny, smutty tale. Check it out here:

Recipient madeleone
Title:The Best Laid Plans
Author: Anon
Pairing: Severus/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 8,560 +/-
Content: Smut abounds! I took the liberty of diving right into an established friendship without much back explanation, I hope that’s okay. Post-war AU where Severus lives.
Disclaimer: All recognizable characters belong to JK Rowling and associates. No copyright infringement intended.
Summary: No one ever said making plans was Harry’s strong suit.

As I said in my comment at giftfest: Dear MA, thank you so much. This was perfect, you've checked all my boxes: it's a cute, funny, smutty, sexy romp, with a happy ending. Who could ever ask for more.  ;-)
madeleone: (hermione gr)
Sorry, I'm a day late but hope you had a fabulous birthday!

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I'm so happy that this fest is happening again this year. Although I won't be able to participate as a writer, because we won't be home from our trip until Oct 18th I know know I couldn't pull anything together in time. But I promise to read and look and oooh and aaahh over all the wonderful entries.
madeleone: (hermione gr)
I've signed up over at Crack_Broom to rec Hermione/Snape for November, but September and October are both wide open. Just sayin'. Spread some SS/HG love around. ;)
madeleone: (hermione gr)
I just discovered that another of my prompts was chosen and posted at [ profile] rarepair_shorts. The author is [ profile] sabethea and the fic is Magical Creatures. This time my rare-pair choice was Luna Lovegood and Charlie Weasley. I have an WIP fic where I've used them as a minor characters couple, and the idea of this pair seems to work for me. After all, Charlie loves dragons, Luna loves magical creatures, they are a match made in heaven. This is another wonderful little ficfor me! :)

Author: sabethea
Recipient: madeleone
Title: Magical Creatures
Pairing: Charlie/Luna
Request/Prompt: Luna has always had a thing for rare magical creatures. She's just discovered that dragonkeeper has moved to the top of her list.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 493 words
Summary: see prompt!
madeleone: (hermione gr)
Hop over to [ profile] rarepair_shorts: HERE, and check out a ficlet by [ profile] digthewriter, written for one of my prompts.

Author: digthewriter
Recipient: madeleone
Title: Relax
Pairing: Kingsley/Hermione
Request/Prompt: Kingsley/Hermione: In her professional life, Hermione always has to be in control. She's so stressed out and Kingsley knows just what she needs—to let someone else be take charge. And he's a take charge kind of guy.
Rating: ~R
Word Count: 320

You all know that SH/HG is my OTP, but I've often thought that Kingsley and Hermione would make a great pairing too and wished there was more fanfic devoted to them. I loved this little snippet and can imagine where it might go from here. If anyone out there knows any good KS/HG fics, send the links my way, I'd love to read more of them.
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Teddy, wishing you a very happy birthday!

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