Citing

Jan. 12th, 2016 08:54 pm
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
I looked at the Wikipedia article on Charing Cross Road and noticed that:
In the Harry Potter books, the Leaky Cauldron pub is located on Charing Cross Road.[citation needed]
Now this actually isn't entirely unreasonable - in the first three books the location is never explicitly stated, the Knight Bus reaches it via Charing Cross Road in the third book but could have taken another turning before arrival. I haven't checked 4-6 but I'm pretty sure the only explicit reference is in book 7:

"...He opened his eyes on Charing Cross Road. Muggles bustled past wearing the hangdog expressions of early morning, quite unconscious of the little inn's existence."

So I've put this in as a reference:
The location of The Leaky Cauldron is implied in the earlier books but stated explicitly in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Chapter 26, page 423 Bloomsbury Edition, states "...He opened his eyes on Charing Cross Road. Muggles bustled past wearing the hangdog expressions of early morning, quite unconscious of the little inn's existence."
Anyone think that there will be complaints that it's "original research?"
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
The casting for the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (set many years after the books with adult characters) has just been announced:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35149864

I suspect that there will be a LOT of completely unjustified fan-wank about the casting for Hermione.

Since I really don't want to read all seven books again to check, would I be right to suspect that there is no description of Hermione that actually contradicts this? Her first description in Philosophers Stone says she has bushy brown hair, but hair colour and style are very variable for women...

Update - and if I'd actually read more than the first paragraph of the article I linked to I would have seen that Rowling explicitly says that there is nothing in the books that contradicts this.
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
Natasha Romanoff. 'Nuff said?
ffutures: (marcus 2013)
There's an interesting foul-up in season 1 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. At one point it's mentioned that Sarah has type O blood and John is type AB. Which is interesting because a type O mother can't have an AB child, only A, B, or O.

If we take this literally John Connor can't be Sarah's son. That doesn't mean he can't be the resistance leader he's supposed to become, of course, but it does suggest that something happened to Sarah's child (she's pregnant at the end of Terminator) and Sarah somehow adopted or stole another child to replace him.

So... let's assume that Sarah didn't stop in Mexico at the end of Terminator, she kept going and ended up in Britain. She miscarried somewhere along the way. And then, as if by a miracle, she found a child abandoned on the doorstep of a suburban home, and decided to raise him as John Connor...

Obvious fun stuff - "John" starts to learn combat techniques at an early age, and is already fairly kickass by the time of Terminator 2. Then in the aftermath of that owls start bombarding them with letters addressed to "Harry Potter" and Sarah has to admit the truth about her actions. Let's say this happens around the start of Terminator SCC, and Sarah sees this as a good way to get "John" out of the line of fire and get him some useful magical skills. Things are naturally complicated by the Terminators who are still hunting John and Sarah, by Cameron, Voldemort and Death Eaters etc. etc.

I'm not going to write this one, but maybe someone else would like to give it a try.
ffutures: (Default)
Quick fanfic question - at the games con in a couple of weeks I'm thinking of running a fanfic RPG scenario with the tentative title "Harry Potter and the Implausible Crossover" - Is this actually the title of any story? I know that there's an article called "Harry Potter and the Implausible Plot Device" which I'm not going to look at until after the con, but has this actual title been used?

Pottermore

Jun. 19th, 2011 06:24 pm
ffutures: (Default)
Pointed out by [livejournal.com profile] ps238principal - JK Rowling will be making some sort of Potter-related announcement in the next week or so - some sort of new project but believed not to be another book:

http://www.pottermore.com/

Click to get a countdown

Pottermore

Jun. 19th, 2011 06:24 pm
ffutures: (Default)
Pointed out by [livejournal.com profile] ps238principal - JK Rowling will be making some sort of Potter-related announcement in the next week or so - some sort of new project but believed not to be another book:

http://www.pottermore.com/

Click to get a countdown
ffutures: (Default)
100-word Lois and Clark / Harry Potter crossover, sequel to Owls Over Metropolis

Frog Day Afternoon )

Comments please before I post to archives.
ffutures: (Default)
100-word Lois and Clark / Harry Potter crossover, sequel to Owls Over Metropolis

Frog Day Afternoon )

Comments please before I post to archives.
ffutures: (Lois and Clark)
I've had an idea for a Lois and Clark / Harry Potter crossover for a while, but it seemed a bit too much like stories I've seen in other fandoms. But I've just thought of a little twist on it, and one day I might actually write more than this prologue...

Prelude to a story I may never write )
ffutures: (Lois and Clark)
I've had an idea for a Lois and Clark / Harry Potter crossover for a while, but it seemed a bit too much like stories I've seen in other fandoms. But I've just thought of a little twist on it, and one day I might actually write more than this prologue...

Prelude to a story I may never write )
ffutures: (clanger)
Lots of people asked for a sequel to Shadows Rising. Then Twisting the Hellmouth put the story into quarantine because it was less than 100 words, so I decided to oblige...

50 word Harry Potter / Babylon Five half-drabble, sequel to Shadows Rising

Shadows Rising II )
ffutures: (clanger)
Lots of people asked for a sequel to Shadows Rising. Then Twisting the Hellmouth put the story into quarantine because it was less than 100 words, so I decided to oblige...

50 word Harry Potter / Babylon Five half-drabble, sequel to Shadows Rising

Shadows Rising II )
ffutures: (potter1)
Think this one speaks for itself. 50 word Harry Potter / Babylon Five half-drabble.

Shadows Rising )
ffutures: (potter1)
Think this one speaks for itself. 50 word Harry Potter / Babylon Five half-drabble.

Shadows Rising )
ffutures: (potter1)
I've been clearing out old files - I'm not sure when I wrote most of this but it was more or less complete, I've just tidied it up a little and added the last line. Not sure it's my best work but I really don't feel like doing more with the idea. Comments would be appreciated. Completely non canon-compliant for Harry Potter, post BtVS S7 and Angel S5 for the Buffyverse, major character death.

And Seven Times Never Kill Man )


Later added a couple of lines to cover a certain prophecy.
ffutures: (potter1)
I've been clearing out old files - I'm not sure when I wrote most of this but it was more or less complete, I've just tidied it up a little and added the last line. Not sure it's my best work but I really don't feel like doing more with the idea. Comments would be appreciated. Completely non canon-compliant for Harry Potter, post BtVS S7 and Angel S5 for the Buffyverse, major character death.

And Seven Times Never Kill Man )


Later added a couple of lines to cover a certain prophecy.
ffutures: (Kendra)
Here's part XVI of Dead Trouble, my BTVS / Harry Potter crossover. This is set several years post Deathly Hallows and post BtVS Chosen, with some spoilers for the BtVS Season 8 comics and Deathly Hallows spoilers. Previous parts are here

Dead Trouble - XVI )

Comments please before I post to archives. Sorry this wasn't the last part, probably one more to go, plus epilogue.
ffutures: (Kendra)
Here's part XVI of Dead Trouble, my BTVS / Harry Potter crossover. This is set several years post Deathly Hallows and post BtVS Chosen, with some spoilers for the BtVS Season 8 comics and Deathly Hallows spoilers. Previous parts are here

Dead Trouble - XVI )

Comments please before I post to archives. Sorry this wasn't the last part, probably one more to go, plus epilogue.
ffutures: (Kendra)
Here's part XV of Dead Trouble, my BTVS / Harry Potter crossover. This is set several years post Deadly Hallows and post BtVS Chosen, with some spoilers for the BtVS Season 8 comics and Deadly Hallows spoilers. Previous parts are here

Dead Trouble - XV )

Comments please before I post to archives. Probably one more part to go, plus epilogue.

And don't forget to vote in my Should Rita Skeeter Die? poll...

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