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Posted on Saturday 20 January 2007 at 2:43 pm

Fic Excerpts

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I've been to my office and checked the old laptop for the fic files that mysteriously went missing. All of them but one were there. I have no idea where that one went. Fortunately, mrstater betaed it for me a long time ago when it was going to be a separate work rather than part of the rather large project (Come to that, I don't think I ever told Lisa it got moved to being part of the rather large project and that is why it never got posted. Oops!). I still have the email with her beta notes so I've got basically complete versions of all the files now. I really want to know why and how they disappeared though, so I can make sure it never happens again. For right now, here are two misleading excerpts from the rather large project. Please do keep in mind that the project is months from posting so things might change before then.

A VERY misleading excerpt from an early (second, third or fourth probably) story:
The map of Hogwarts they had painstakingly drawn was littered with small dots labeled with names and frozen in place like soldiers at attention, awaiting their marching orders.

"Moony, you'll be the front man. No one will question you lingering in the library until closing." James prodded the "Remus" dot with his wand and it obligingly moved into the library, hovering near the door.

"Wormtail," James continued, tapping the "Peter" dot, which moved to a nook down the corridor, "you’re the lookout."

Remus frowned at the map, a thoughtful crease wrinkling his brow. "I'm not sure this is such a good idea."

"Oh come on!" Sirius protested. "You can't go all good-boy-Prefect on us and back out now. We've got to get that book or we'll never be able to animate this thing." He looked down at the map of Hogwarts they all so desperately wanted to be the crowning achievement of their school careers.
I promise, this is not a Marauder project. Whether that is a good thing or bad, obviously depends on your POV.

A slightly less misleading, but still rather deceptive, excerpt from the beginning of the (probably) first story:
My heart stopped beating the instant he walked into my office. It wasn't just that he shouldn't be here now. There were a thousand possible explanations for his sudden appearance. Not all of them were necessarily bad. But none of them were bad enough to account for the message I saw in his body. I knew him better than almost anyone and the lines of his face, the slope to his shoulders, the determination of his stride, the brightness of his eyes, even the droop of his ears all told me he was more upset than he had ever been in his life.

That's it for now.
Feeling: mischievous
Exploring: Apartment
Listening: None

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