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Journal Entry: Fri Jul 6, 2012, 5:27 AM


Sympathetic Magic can also be found on fanfiction.net (although not all the chapters are up yet) here: www.fanfiction.net/~ls269

Here is the order of chapters:

All Is Full of Love ls269.deviantart.com/art/All-i…
The Best of Both Worlds ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-B…
The Vinculus Charm ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-V…
The Hypocritic Oath ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-H…
The Last Night ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-L…
Vengeance ls269.deviantart.com/art/Venge…
Meg and Guillotine ls269.deviantart.com/art/Meg-a…
The Slytherin Common Room ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-S…
Hemlock and Vanilla ls269.deviantart.com/art/Hemlo…
Knockturn Alley ls269.deviantart.com/art/Knock…
Desconfianza ls269.deviantart.com/art/Desco…
Flesh Wounds + Flesh Memories ls269.deviantart.com/art/Flesh…
Blue Satin ls269.deviantart.com/art/Blue-…
Spilt Milk, Part One ls269.deviantart.com/art/Spilt…
Spilt Milk, Part Two ls269.deviantart.com/art/Spilt…
Spilt Milk, Part Three ls269.deviantart.com/art/Spilt…
Spilt Milk, Part Four ls269.deviantart.com/art/Spilt…
Spilt Milk, Part Five ls269.deviantart.com/art/Spilt…
Spilt Milk, Part Six ls269.deviantart.com/art/Spilt…
Spilt Milk, Part Seven ls269.deviantart.com/art/Spilt…
A Single Candle ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Sin…
Rosura ls269.deviantart.com/art/Rosur…
Rosura, Part Two ls269.deviantart.com/art/Rosur…
Rosura, Part Three ls269.deviantart.com/art/Rosur…
Rosura, Part Four ls269.deviantart.com/art/Rosur…
Rosura, Part Five ls269.deviantart.com/art/Rosur…
Rosura, Part Six ls269.deviantart.com/art/Rosur…
Rosura, Part Seven ls269.deviantart.com/art/Rosur…
Where the Action Is ls269.deviantart.com/art/Where…
Rosura, Part Eight ls269.deviantart.com/art/Rosur…
Splintered ls269.deviantart.com/art/Splin…
Torn ls269.deviantart.com/art/Torn-…
The Green-Eyed Monster ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-G…
The Corona ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-C…
Professor Caladrius ls269.deviantart.com/art/Profe…
Divination ls269.deviantart.com/art/Divin…
The Plan ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-P…
Furious Calm ls269.deviantart.com/art/Furio…
Full Fathom Five ls269.deviantart.com/art/Full-…
The Descent, Part One ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-D…
The Descent, Part Two ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-D…
A Taste of Things to Come ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Tas…
A Taste of Thing to Come II ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Tas…
Curly Hair, Feathers and Flame ls269.deviantart.com/art/Curly…
The Porcelain Bitch ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-P…
A Little Corner of Paradise ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Lit…
A Means to Nothing ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Mea…
A Beautiful Accident ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Bea…
Less Broken ls269.deviantart.com/art/Less-…
Two Romantic Reunions ls269.deviantart.com/art/Two-R…
Constructive Agony ls269.deviantart.com/art/Const…
White in the Moon ls269.deviantart.com/art/White…
Lily and the Unicorn, Part One ls269.deviantart.com/art/Lily-…
Lily and the Unicorn, Part Two ls269.deviantart.com/art/Lily-…
Lily and the Unicorn, Part 3 ls269.deviantart.com/art/Lily-…
Monochrome ls269.deviantart.com/art/Monoc…
Foe Fire ls269.deviantart.com/art/Foe-F…
Jaded ls269.deviantart.com/art/Jaded…
Possession ls269.deviantart.com/art/Posse…
A Wife, a Mother, and a Corpse ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Wif…
Damage Limitation ls269.deviantart.com/art/Damag…
The Viceberg ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-V…
The Cavalry ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-C…
Otherworldly ls269.deviantart.com/art/Other…
The Thaw ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-T…
The Angel in the Ice ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-A…
The Loose End ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-L…
Spinning Plates ls269.deviantart.com/art/Spinn…
Spinning Plates, Part Two ls269.deviantart.com/art/Spinn…
The Fall ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-F…
The Rise ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-R…
Sympathetic Magic ls269.deviantart.com/art/Sympa…
Once Upon a Time ls269.deviantart.com/art/Once-…
The Soulless Redhead ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-S…
Happily Ever After ls269.deviantart.com/art/Happi…
Sanctuary ls269.deviantart.com/art/Sanct…
Never, Never, Never Land ls269.deviantart.com/art/Never…
Day and Night ls269.deviantart.com/art/Day-a…
Smoke ls269.deviantart.com/art/Smoke…
Shades of Red ls269.deviantart.com/art/Shade…
The Man who Lived ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-M…
Rosemary ls269.deviantart.com/art/Rosem…
Pandora's Box ls269.deviantart.com/art/Pando…
The Witch and the Wardrobe ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-W…
Smouldering ls269.deviantart.com/art/Smoul…
Miss Morgan ls269.deviantart.com/art/Miss-…
Notes on the Bad Guy ls269.deviantart.com/art/Notes…
The Nightmare Guide ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-N…
Creepers ls269.deviantart.com/art/Creep…
Another Argument ls269.deviantart.com/art/Anoth…
Darkling ls269.deviantart.com/art/Darkl…
The Cavalry Again ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-C…
Medicine ls269.deviantart.com/art/Medic…
The Silver Lining ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-S…
Dittany ls269.deviantart.com/art/Ditta…
The Furies ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-F…
Danae ls269.deviantart.com/art/Danae…
Memento Morry ls269.deviantart.com/art/Memen…
Accio Heart ls269.deviantart.com/art/Accio…
At Death's Door ls269.deviantart.com/art/At-De…
Bleeding the Witch ls269.deviantart.com/art/Bleed…
Paint it Black ls269.deviantart.com/art/Paint…
The Pure-blood Prince ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-P…
The Garden of Eden ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-G…
Two More Romantic Reunions ls269.deviantart.com/art/Two-M…
Like Waking ls269.deviantart.com/art/Like-…
On the Sidelines ls269.deviantart.com/art/On-th…
Resurgam ls269.deviantart.com/art/Resur…
The Ghost of Christmas Past ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-G…
The Black Widows ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-B…
The Liberus Charm ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-L…
Cupboard Love ls269.deviantart.com/art/Cupbo…
Tabula ls269.deviantart.com/art/Tabul…
Mrs. Malfoy ls269.deviantart.com/art/Mrs-M…
The Coast Road ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-C…
The 'No Contest' Contest ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-N…
Impressions ls269.deviantart.com/art/Impre…
Tea and Sympathy ls269.deviantart.com/art/Tea-a…
The Red Queen ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-R…
Worlds Away ls269.deviantart.com/art/World…
A Travelling Doctor ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Tra…
Down Among the Dead Things ls269.deviantart.com/art/Down-…
Death and the Maiden ls269.deviantart.com/art/Death…
A Conspiracy of Idiots ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Con…
Narratively Speaking ls269.deviantart.com/art/Narra…
Angels with Runny Noses ls269.deviantart.com/art/Angel…
Accidental Grace ls269.deviantart.com/art/Accid…
Before the Plunge ls269.deviantart.com/art/Befor…
Supper-time ls269.deviantart.com/art/Suppe…
Despair, Full Stop ls269.deviantart.com/art/Despa…
The Right Murder ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-R…
All is Full of Hate ls269.deviantart.com/art/All-i…
The Phoenix and the Unicorn ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-P…
The Proper Future ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-P…
Eat Slugs ls269.deviantart.com/art/Eat-S…
Well Met by Moonlight ls269.deviantart.com/art/Well-…
Still Life ls269.deviantart.com/art/Still…
A Chance ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Cha…
The Potter-factor ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-P…
From Russia with Love ls269.deviantart.com/art/From-…
The New Young Widows' Club ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-N…
Mrs Fearless Pure-blood Gryffindor ls269.deviantart.com/art/Mrs-F…
Instant, Earnest, Breathless Believer ls269.deviantart.com/art/Insta…
Benighted ls269.deviantart.com/art/Benig…
Epilogue 1: Statistically Significant ls269.deviantart.com/art/Epilo…
Epilogue 2: Sunlight and Weeds ls269.deviantart.com/art/Epilo…

One-shot fics:

Always Winter, Never Christmas ls269.deviantart.com/art/Alway…
Potions ls269.deviantart.com/art/Potio…
The Goddess of Death ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-G…
The Goddess of Waking ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-G…
Scars ls269.deviantart.com/art/Scars…
Comfort and Joy ls269.deviantart.com/art/Comfo…
Days of Dunder ls269.deviantart.com/art/Days-…
Northern Comfort ls269.deviantart.com/art/North…
Northern Comfort, Part Two ls269.deviantart.com/art/North…
The Maltese Hippogriff ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-M…
Memos from Purgatory ls269.deviantart.com/art/Memos…
A Kind of Potion ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Kin…
Night Ramblings ls269.deviantart.com/art/Night…
The Dark Snitch ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-D…
Yesterday's Slug Club ls269.deviantart.com/art/Yeste…

Essays:

Musings on the Muse ls269.deviantart.com/art/Musin…
Tragic Consolations ls269.deviantart.com/art/Tragi…

Spinners--End Challenge entries:

Days of Dunder ls269.deviantart.com/art/Days-…
Northern Comfort ls269.deviantart.com/art/North…
Northern Comfort, Part Two ls269.deviantart.com/art/North…
The Liberus Charm ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-L…
The Maltese Hippogriff ls269.deviantart.com/art/The-M…
A Kind of Potion ls269.deviantart.com/art/A-Kin…

Hello, lovely things! :hug: Just a quick update to let you know that I've finished the first three chapters of my new story (it still doesn't have a name yet!) on Livejournal, so anyone who wants to read - and who I still haven't befriended - let me know your username and I'll add you as a friend. ls269.livejournal.com/

Oooh, also, I just wanted to feature this awesome birthday present from the lovely JulesDrenages She's illustrated ALL the main characters in 'Sympathetic Magic'! NOBODY has ever drawn Caladrius, Bruiser, Elsa and Morry before!

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So I leapt straight into a new story because I was terrified of missing the old one. My friend says this is like embarking on a rebound relationship, but I don't think it's as bad as that. For starters, this 'new' story has been kicking around my head – in various forms – for about ten years now. It was already there when J.K. Rowling's brilliant, bitter, sarcastic Potion's Master stormed into my head in 2007. (He wouldn't like that, of course, but his appearance in my head really was very melodramatic – almost worthy of a Gryffindor. He deprived me of sleep from the word go – well, from the words 'look at me' – and made every song I ever heard about him and his situation. But I suspect he wouldn't mind being a bit Gryffindor if it meant making a young woman obsessed with him! ;))

Anyway, it's been difficult, starting again – but I thought, if I started right away, it wouldn't be so hard. You see, I used to love the characters from my 'new' story – but I was a very different person then, and we've kind of drifted apart since. But I know – from the experience of this fanfic – that I can pretty much learn to love any character if I spend enough time writing about them, so I thought, the sooner I started, the easier it would get.

In fact, it only got easier two nights ago. For about two weeks, I was scribbling things down – and some of them were awful, and some of them made me laugh, and some of them helped establish the setting and the characters (which, I don't mind telling you, gentle readers, is my least-favourite part of the writing process! With 'Sympathetic Magic', the relationships were already set up, and I could just play around with them; the world was already there, and I could just embellish it – or, mostly, criticize it, because it was all being done from a Sev's-eye view and he can't help but criticize!)

Anyway, I wrote settings and jokes, and they were kind of progress, but none of them thrilled me.  And then, on Wednesday night, I wrote the following. (Now, I'm not saying this is good – quite the opposite, in fact. I'm saying, this is how crazy I am, because I wasn't excited about the story until I wrote this):

'He wanted to get her to relax – that's how it started. He wanted to take the hair down, and ease her out of that strait-jacket of a dress – not because he was attracted to her, although she seemed pretty enough, and he couldn't really put his finger on why he wasn't attracted to her – but just because he was curious to see what was underneath. He wanted to see her skin and her soul, but for no discernible reason other than curiosity.

Jack was used to putting people at their ease; he prided himself on his ability to do so. But this woman had layers of defences – you couldn't even call it armour, unless you imagined several sets of armour stacked inside one another like Russian dolls. Finding the woman underneath – coaxing her down from that pitch of apprehension – would take forever. But Jack wasn't scared of 'forever'.  

And, every time he made her laugh, or said something that didn't cause her to flinch, it was as though she had discarded an item of clothing. And, unlike most women, she'd been muffled up to the eyeballs to begin with. She'd been wearing five coats – three jumpers – one bobble hat pulled down over the eyes – and was still wearing untold layers of shirts, skirts and undergarments. It was going to be so much fun getting rid of them.

And, maybe, at the end, he'd be feeling like a normal, living, hot-blooded human being again, and he'd be able to appreciate her.

Jack's sunny disposition prevented him from despairing, of course, but he was worried about the fact that he didn't desire her. The funny thing was, he loved to look at her. Her body had a symmetry that was pleasing to the eye – it was just that his eyes didn't seem to be connected to the rest of his body.

It was like contemplating an abstract painting. There were plenty of satisfying colours and shapes; you just couldn't make them mean anything.'

And that's it. As soon as I write some silly, elaborate, extended metaphors, I'm happy again. As soon as I've figured out the silly – and, let's face it, sexual – dynamics of the key relationship, I'm hooked. And, if this means my writing is escapism and not proper literature, I can live with that, because love makes me happy, and I see no reason to write it out of existence for the sake of being taken seriously.

So, anyway, I'm nearly ready to post something new. I'm not going to be posting it publicly on DeviantArt anymore, because – fingers crossed and everything, probably won't happen, but it would be sooooo nice if it did – I'd like to publish someday, and posting it online – in the eyes of most publishers – means that it's already been published. But I think I'd find it quite hard to go on without the comments and encouragement of the lovely readers I've got to know while writing Sympathetic Magic – not to mention the fact that I reaaaalllly need your help, lovely readers, because I've never created my own characters or my own world before – so I'm going to post this new story on a friends-only account on Livejournal.

That means, all you have to do is start a Livejournal account and add me as a friend, and then – if I know you from messages/comments – I'll add you back, and you'll be able to read my new story. And I'll totally be open to constructive criticism, lovely readers; I'll need to know what you like/dislike about the characters; what kind of things you miss from the old story; what kind of things you'd like to see me write about.

Anyway, I know this is a total gamble – I know people might not like my new characters, and might not want to go to all the trouble of moving to Livejournal – and it would be even worse if people felt obliged to read and comment, for fear of hurting my feelings. You guys are my friends, and I'd rather not make you read if you don't have the time or if you don't want to.

But I'm going into this optimistically. It's totally alright if this story doesn't work – or if far fewer people want to read – or even if nobody wants to read it. I'm fairly sure I'll go on writing anyway, because it's what I love, and because Sympathetic Magic has really helped my confidence, (even the content of the story has helped me – all Sev's lessons about not despairing, and about how nothing – not even failure – is forever). So, if this is a gamble, it's not one on which my whole life hinges. I'll keep trying anyway.

Anyway, sorry to be so Gryffindor about all this. Will be back to normal soon, I'm sure. ;) Oooh, my Livejournal account is here: ls269.livejournal.com/

(I totally don't know how to do things on Livejournal, having lived on - and for - DA for so long, but hopefully, I'll work it out soon enough).

Loads and loads of love,

Lucy. :hug: :hug: :hug:

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AileFatale Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
I hope I'm not too late to support your writing! Please never, ever stop doing it. As a fellow Pratchett fan, you are fantastic.

Anyway, I adored this story and I would love to read your new stuff as well. Would you mind adding me on livejournal? My username is dncrow.
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ls269 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Hi! So sorry for the late reply - I'm hardly ever on DA these days (and, for some reason, Livejournal decided not to tell me that you'd added me as a friend!) Hope you're still interested in reading! I've added you now, so you should be able to see the story - you can find a list of links to all the chapters in this journal entry here: ls269.livejournal.com/22078.ht…

Thanks again for offering to support my writing- I really hope you like it! :hug:
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polkadotpeony Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Nice! First off that art is awesome! Second, I applaud you for creating an original story, I could never do that. Well I could create original characters probably but I suck at coming up with plot. But you have already displayed in Sympathetic Magic that you are not only talented at coming up with your own plot but you also make amazing original characters. I'll be sure to friend you on live journal. My user name is called_daughter. See you there!
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ls269 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
:hug: Awesome - I've added you as a friend. Let me know if you can't see the chapters, because a couple of people mentioned that they couldn't see anything on my page, even after I'd friended them - and Livejournal is very new and bewildering to me! :faint:

I hope you like it - I haven't really had the most encouraging start (only two readers have made it past the first chapter!) but I'm determined not to give up.
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polkadotpeony Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Yup! I can see everything! Can't wait to start reading. May take a couple of days but I'll get there! :D
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JulesDrenages Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
I was reading the update and moved my mouse too quickly, so I was like: "What is this piece doing HERE?oO" and then read your words about it. I'm hopeless. :facepalm: And you're far too kind and I love you. :heart:
See you on LJ as soon as I have time to read the new chapters!^^
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Woohoo! :w00t: It's a bit long, and most definitely a first draft, but it would be awesome to have your thoughts on it! :heart:
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WeAreSevenStudios Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMG, that's so exciting! I'm so delighted to find this journal (buried under a pile-up of notifications and alerts and other journals), and to find such cheering news in it.
I'm preeetty sure I have a livejournal account, and finding it shouldn't be too hard.

Also,
And, if this means my writing is escapism and not proper literature, I can live with that, because love makes me happy, and I see no reason to write it out of existence for the sake of being taken seriously.
A quotable quote if ever I read one. I feel quite the same way when it comes to angsty stuff, especially music (although I don't write music). So you'll be called emo if you write it a teenage angst song. But despair and isolation have got to be almost as universal as love, so why worry about other people think you're a 'lesser artist?'

And anyway, first draft though it may be, you've already got me interested in these characters. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about in this new challenge of world-creating. You embellished the HP world so magnificently that I'm really looking forward to reading what you come up with next!

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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Yaaay! I'm so pleased to hear you've got a Livejournal account and you don't mind reading this story! :hug: :heart: It really will be very first-drafty - the opening chapter just seems to be a sea of explanations with no dialogue at this point! I think the problem is that J.K. Rowling unpacked her world over a series of books, whereas I already want the world to be unpacked so I can play around with the characters! :faint: But, anyway, hearing reader responses (especially yours) will be really helpful! :glomp:
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WeAreSevenStudios Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Okay, I've added you! My username is lilliblackmore.
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Rippershadow6116 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
what's your fic about?
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Do you mean 'Sympathetic Magic' or the new fic discussed in this journal?
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Rippershadow6116 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
sympathetic magic
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
It's a fanfic about Severus and Lily's days at Hogwarts (although it's also about Lucius and Narcissa and Regulus Black, and other characters that I fell in love with along the way!) It starts out as canon, but eventually goes AU. It's very long, and soppy, but full of love for the characters! I hope you like it if you read! :hug:
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lilynoelle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Lucy, I've been so unwilling to admit your story is ending that I haven't been reading it. It's going to be a long cry for me, when I finally finish! Which hopefully will be soon, because I want to read your new story! I have a LJ account, but I'm pretty sure I forgot the password and e-mail; will have to start a new one soon. ;) I'm very proud of you for starting an OC story; it's going to be great! Sounds great already! I'm going to be heartbroken to let go of Sympathetic Magic ... it's pure magic. You know how much bogart Lily won me over. ;) Still panning paintings for that story; I'm very busy and lazy at the same time! ;p

Much luck to you; your story will be great and I can't wait to read both the end of SM and the beginning of the new one. :hug:
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Thank you so much, Stella! :heart: Your support really means a lot to me! :tighthug: I'm a bit heartbroken to let go of Sympathetic Magic too - but I'm sure my new story won't be very different! You'll have to let me know when you set up a new Livejournal account, and I'll add you as a friend instantly! In the meantime, lots and lots of :hug:s to you!

P.S. I'm lazy and busy too! I think, by any normal person's standards, I wouldn't be considered busy, but, because I'm so lazy, it feels like I'm the busiest person in the world! ;) :faint:
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lilynoelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll let you know! :) I still want that necklace, btw, IF you still have it on hold. ;p I'm just having a lot of money problems so it's taking me a while. I think money order is the best way for me to go. I'm thinking maybe I could send you it in installments? Like $20 one month and $20 a couple weeks later? Something like that? Would that work?

HAHAH I know, I'm lazy like that, too. EXACTLY as you wrote it. ;) :hug:
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
:hug: I soooooo know what you mean about money troubles! I have to go to London tomorrow, and I'm sure that's going to eat up the last of my pay-cheque! Luckily, pay-day isn't too far away, and my boyfriend is much more sensible about money, so he can lend me the odd fiver! ;)

I can send you the necklace straight away, if you like, and you can send the money order whenever you can afford it. (I would have sent it to you before, but I wasn't sure whether you still wanted it, and I didn't want to force a purchase on you!) It's only $28 dollars, and you get a 10% discount for being a lovely Sympathetic Magic reader, so it will only come to $25.20

Oooh, there's a more Slytheriny one (a silver and emerald one, instead of a bronze and emerald one) if you'd prefer that? [link]

But either one is fine - and I really appreciate you supporting my little jewellery shop! :hug:

Lots of love,

Lucy.
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lilynoelle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Oooh, London! Olympics? I'm so jealous! ;)

Ahh, I know; money is so hard to come by! It's ridiculous.

I LOVE the silver one - VERY Slytherin. For some reason I thought it was $40. :) I think I can do the $25.20 in about a week! You don't have to mail it first - I'll send the money soon. :)

THANK YOU! I'm excited.

Cheers and love,
Stella
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RightonShootingStar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Congratulations Lucy! I know what its like getting over that hump having just done it this past year, although through school no less, Iam very satisfied with gaining the courage to accept my own ideas.
Its a big step and I support you fully. You'll surprise yourself with your own genius. ;p

Stilll trucking through 'SymMag' :reading:

:hug:
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you so much, dear! :hug: I really appreciate your support! I'm so glad that school has given you confidence - university totally destroyed mine, but DA and its lovely readers have helped me recover!
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RightonShootingStar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Oh no it wasn't university, just junior college right now. But my professor does have a Masters in English and is well experienced within the heinous world of writing and publishing. It was a real eye opener when he showed us the reality of publishing but it was something we all needed to see and be aware of.
Its not an easy feat and only few are truly lucky when it comes to success.
Not that Im trying to discourage you, I have my own aspirations as well but as young writers we need to understand the realizations of what were trying to get ourselves into.

But that doesnt mean its not worth a try. :typerhappy:
Ganbatte! :#1:
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
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SamanthaLenore Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea!! No guarantees I'll get it all read (because let's be honest, I'm still hopelessly behind in reading Sympathetic Magic), but I desperately want access to this new story. I friended you on LiveJournal. You should recognize me because I use the same icon as here. :hug:

I'm super proud of you for leaping right back into it like that. That's a sign that you are a truly professional writer, if you ask me. :-)
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Yay! :w00t: :hug: Thanks, Samantha, have friended you too! I hope the new story's OK - it's a bit daunting, trying to create your own world, when all your previous experience of writing was done in a world created by JK Rowling's awesome imagination!

I've had such a badly-organized weekend so far! Should have been writing yesterday, but I just felt catatonic with tiredness - and I really feel like writing today, but I have to bake three cakes for a bake-sale tomorrow (And it's already noon! Sheesh! :faint:)
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SamanthaLenore Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I know. That's why I'm so impressed that you are even trying. I'm not sure I could even create my own world and characters, much as I would love to.
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
:giggle: I agree with Stella - you totally could! And you'd make me love your characters whatever world you put them in! :heart:
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SamanthaLenore Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You both are so sweet. I actually made a decision to start keeping a journal again, so maybe writing in there every day will get my old creative juices flowing again.
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
That sounds awesome! I often feel like I should write a journal - it seems like a good way of getting into the habit of writing every day - plus, I have a lousy memory, so I always feel like I can't take my experiences with me if I don't write them down! Let me know how it goes - you know I love your writing! :hug:
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lilynoelle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes you could, darling Samantha. :)
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SamanthaLenore Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: :blush:
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DreadPersephone Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Proud of you!
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
:tighthug: You're a sweetie! :hug:
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DreadPersephone Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
As soon as I write some silly, elaborate, extended metaphors, I'm happy again. As soon as I've figured out the silly – and, let's face it, sexual – dynamics of the key relationship, I'm hooked. And, if this means my writing is escapism and not proper literature, I can live with that, because love makes me happy, and I see no reason to write it out of existence for the sake of being taken seriously.
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JulesDrenages Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Ooooooh! Wonderful news then! I'm so happy you finally have the chance and the motivation to write your own characters at last!!! :eager:
Guess what? I've already signed up on LJ a couple of months ago because of a fan art fest I've joined (and I have this feeling that I'll start posting my stuff there as well, because it could help some projects of mine to get some more visibility, if I actually understand how it works and play my cards well enough)!
I'm "julesdrenages" there as well and I'll be delighted to read your new story! :heart:
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
:w00t: Thanks, dear! Have added you as a friend (my word, Livejournal is complicated - they asked me if I wanted to sort you into a group or colour-code you - I fear they're expecting me to have far more friends than I do! :faint:) Still, hopefully I'll get used to it.

And thanks for being awesome and supporting this new story! I hope it turns out OK! :fear:
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