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Sat, May. 9th, 2009, 03:55 pm
sociologistff: Update on MA thesis on HP fan fiction


With this message, I would like to thank all of you who answered my questionnaire at http://fanfiction.frontexperts.com (see the original message below) and have given me helpful feedback. Many of you who sent me emails with comments let me know that my questionnaire did not fully embrace your experience with fan fiction. Because a survey is a highly standardized research instrument, there was no way of avoiding this problem but I decided to broaden my research design according to the concerns conveyed to me. Thus, I would like to conduct a group discussion with fan fiction authors where they will have the opportunity to freely talk about their experience without being bound by narrow questions like in the survey.

Therefore, I am looking for Harry Potter fan fiction authors who will attend the LeakyCon 2009 from May 21st-24th in Boston and who would be willing to get together for an hour or two as a group to discuss their experience with me and the other fan fiction authors. As far as I can tell from the LeakyCon schedule, Saturday morning would probably work best to meet for the discussion. Also, it would give us a chance to get to know each other on Thursday or Friday. I will provide a space at the hotel where we will be undisturbed and make sure we have drinks and snacks. A group of 8-12 people would work best but if there are too few people for a group discussion, I would be happy to meet with any of you informally at LeakyCon to talk about your experience as a fan fiction author.

By participating in a group discussion, you would make an immense contribution to the quality and accuracy of my research. I am looking forward to meeting you in person and hearing about your life in Harry Potter fan fiction. If you want to participate please let me know until May 19th by replying to this message or at fanfictions@ gmx.net or petra.baumann@edu.uni-graz.at.

Thank you so much for your repeated help!

Tue, Apr. 14th, 2009, 01:54 pm
sociologistff: Harry Potter Fan Fiction - Help with MA thesis!

I hope it's OK that I'm posting this message here. I do not have any financial interest whatsoever, this message regards academic research only!

My name is Petra Baumann and I’m doing research for my master’s thesis in sociology on Harry Potter fan fiction at the University of Graz, Austria. As a sociologist, I am especially interested in the social background of fan fiction authors: where they come from, how old they are, etc. Through my research I found that the only data available about fan fiction writers  is that of early Star Trek fans, that is, middle-aged women writers from the United States. It seems likely that this information about the creators of fan fiction is out-of-date and inapplicable in today’s Harry Potter fan fiction community.
In order to get a more appropriate picture of Harry Potter fan fiction authors, I developed a short online questionnaire. If you are an author of Harry Potter fan fiction you would immensely help me with my research if you could answer this questionnaire at

The questions will take about 10 minutes to answer and there will be no spam or advertising when you click the link. The evaluation is done anonymously and the data will be used solely for academic research. If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire or my research please feel free to contact me at fanfictions@gmx.net or visit my

Thank you!

Sun, Mar. 8th, 2009, 04:32 pm
youngenigma1701: Searching for Fic

OK, i would really appreciate it if any of you could tell me if you remember this

SS/HG fic and perhaps where I could find it.

I read it a long time ago. This is what I remember from the plot. One of the girls from Hogwarts has this spell or something that allows Hermione to see what her future would be like with the men in her life that she could possibly get married too (kinda like a timeturner). Hermione first sees would like would be like with Harry or Ron, and finds that she doesn't like those possible futures at all. Then Hermione sees a future she doesn't expect and that is the possibility of a future where she and Severus are married. She realizes that in that future she was truly happy.

The story continues on after that, but I don't remember much. Does anyone remember this fic?

Mon, Nov. 13th, 2006, 12:04 am
tudorpot: (no subject)

My detour into more research slowed progress, but I have started writing again. I have a new style, just get the ideas down, don't stop to rehash every line.

Tue, Apr. 11th, 2006, 12:56 am
allison_sayne: Just trying to find out...

I've been doing a LOT of research for a fanfic I've been planning (SSHG, of course) and I wanted to see if anyone would possibly be interested in reading anything like it...

I'm a bit of a genetics geek, so the other day while I was sitting in the middle of a ridiculously long lecture, I was sort of thinking along the lines of class/in Harry Potter land, and I came up with an idea for a fic.

What if after the war, Snape and Hermione are working on research behind what exactly makes a witch or a wizard different from a Muggle. The funny thing is, in my half-educated state of mind, I kind of came up with an explanation that would work. Anyway, it sounds pretty cheesy, but I think I could manage to make the ride a bit entertaining. Anyone out there who would read something like that?

Wed, Feb. 1st, 2006, 04:16 pm
enidsera: (no subject)

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cross-posted to a number of communities.
sorry mods, if this is not allowed, feel free to delete.

Sat, Aug. 27th, 2005, 12:01 pm
kalessan: (no subject)

Well, I've been toying with the idea for a while now, but I think I'm going to do it. In addition to my Anime & Manga Database, I'm also creating an Archive of Harry Potter Fanfiction Spells, Potions, Objects, & Characters. I just registered with Yahoo! and Geocities, now I need to build the site!


Wed, Aug. 24th, 2005, 11:16 pm
ether_bunny: (no subject)

Hey everyone. I have an rp that desperately needs players. I'm not a mod there or anything, but we're missing some essential characters. the people that used to play them quit for reasons like school and work and moving and that sort of thing where they no longer had time. We're missing Hermione, Ron, Harry, Draco, Lupin, Tonks, we have no hufflepuffs... we really need some more characters! No joke! I thought some of you might be interested, so go take a look if you are.


Feel free to delete this if it is against the rules, in a fit of desperation I x-posted it and I didn't read the rules of every community I posted it to.

Wed, Jun. 1st, 2005, 10:10 am
kalessan: (no subject)

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Mon, Mar. 28th, 2005, 06:37 pm
bitemev_v: (no subject)

hmm.. trying to find two fics, all I can remember is that they were on ff.net and their basic plot:

where Hermione is raped by Severus under an unforgivable and becomes pregnant

Marriage Law, Hermione/Severus blood ties, Severus eventually puts a knife through Draco's hand.

These are a bit memorable :) lmk if you know the links!

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