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Summary: After writing "Of Dwarves and Stewed Lucius" and being surprised by the responses I received both in Harry Potter and Tolkien fandoms, I wrote a survey paper on Harry Potter crossover fanfiction. I presented this paper at Lumos, a Harry Potter conference held in Las Vegas in July of 2006.
Categories: Non-Fiction > Essays
Characters: None
Genres: Non-Fiction: Essays
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7523 Read Count: 25418
[Report This] Published: 12/12/2006 Updated: 12/12/2006
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Date: 12/13/2006 Title: Chapter 1: When Worlds Collide: Harry Potter Crossover Fanfiction

that was fascinating.

i've not read many crossovers, mainly because of the (pat answer no. 3 :~P ) fact that i feel i won't understand it if i'm not *into* that fandom. also i have the preconceieved notion that a lot of what i love about HP will be missing.

i think i would be most likely to read a fic with a character of other origins finds their way into the hp universe. 

makes me feel very closed now, reading this work.

thanks for your insights, thevina.

Q



Author's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed my paper! I do find why people read and write (or don't) crossovers very interesting, and I'm glad that you did as well. 

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Date: 12/13/2006 Title: Chapter 1: When Worlds Collide: Harry Potter Crossover Fanfiction

also - if it was rec'd strongly by someone who's tastes i respected, OR was by someone i had read lots of.



Author's Response: Hi Mrs. Q! I think part of your response got eaten. :P Thanks for reading my paper; crossovers can be quite the tricky subject. I agree with your comments above, and many people I polled did as well.

No Fairy Lights by mapleandmahogany Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Ron is still such a boy sometimes, especially at Christmas.
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Drabble, Erotica, PWP
Time Period: None
Warnings: Minor Fluff, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 482 Read Count: 455
[Report This] Published: 12/13/2006 Updated: 12/13/2006
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Date: 12/13/2006 Title: Chapter 1: No Fairy Lights

happy christmas in deed.

big smile.

Q



Author's Response: LOL - anytime!

Ice and Ice Cream by mapleandmahogany Rated: RT - Restricted Themes [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Ron wants to play Pounce the Potter ...
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Erotica, Fluff, PWP, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Rimming, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2347 Read Count: 752
[Report This] Published: 01/12/2007 Updated: 01/12/2007
Reviewer: quizzical Signed
Date: 01/13/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Ice and Ice Cream

this was delicious the first time and just as scrummy the second!

it's very  hot here right now.... i'm melting....... *bats eye lashes in ron's direction*



Author's Response: Hee - this was such a silly and fun one to write. Mixing food and Harrysex - what else could Ron want? :D

The Glass Onion by mapleandmahogany Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 143]
Summary: Past Featured StoryThe war against Voldemort has just ended, and Lee has been attacked and hexed while minding the joke shop for the Twins. The near loss of his friend makes George face his feelings.
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: George Weasley, Lee Jordan
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Erotica, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Frottage, Masturbation, Minor Fluff, Rimming, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 50 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 45552 Read Count: 51983
[Report This] Published: 01/12/2007 Updated: 11/12/2007
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Date: 09/07/2007 Title: Chapter 38: 38. Virgin

i just love this. (not that this is any secret!)

i love how it has all built up to this point.

how george is finally showing lee his vulnerability and sensitivity.

and fred has been so marvellous, understanding despite his own prejudices etc, but i can imagine that knowing he was not the person george goes to first in this is going to be tough.

and i've told you how much i just heart lee when he calls him georgie, haven't i? *sighs*

and the poor leg and hand, and the gentle words. *more sighs*

i love them so much.

Q



Author's Response:

(no, I'm not late in responding) This sat for so long, it's such a joy to be able to shar it. Poor ol' Fred is pretty good at coming to grips with it all. He and Lee are going to have words next.  *loves*

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Date: 01/13/2007 Title: Chapter 9: 9. Pain

i missed this maple! you must have posted at lj while i was away!

ACK.

i hate feeling like i this was out in the world and i didn't know about it.

i am a puddle of 'awww' at lee being his confident tutor, but also his charge..... i think i may know where that is heading.....

gorgeous work, maple.

Q



Author's Response: LOL - you are far too kind! thank you so!

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Date: 01/27/2007 Title: Chapter 14: 14. Long Distance

so right.

i'm totally loving lee and his switching from being the 'teacher' - the one cajoling george to express himself and experience more - and the vulnerable one - who snuggles in and pleads in the dawn.

*sigh*

Q



Author's Response:

I love that you've picked up on that about the different sides of Lee. I wanted to show different aspects of these men, certain strengths and weaknesses that complement each other. I think a lot of men in slash are portrayed as completely "top/bottom""dom/sub" rather than having equal parts of each. 

Thanks for the encouragement, babe! 

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Date: 05/01/2007 Title: Chapter 22: 22. Costume

so i rec'd it to someone.

so i had to read them all again!

*loves george and lee, and fred and the weasleys more than teabags*

Q



Author's Response: You are the coolest thing! *snogs*

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Date: 05/10/2007 Title: Chapter 23: 23. Dance

omg maple! when you mentioned rocky horror, i had no idea... lol-ing.

love the idea of there being some 'wheezes' there. (but wouldn't george be recognisable?)

*still giggling*

Q



Author's Response: LOL - oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I guess. Heh. I think any of those who recognize George, wouldn't want to be recognized themself. :)

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Date: 05/10/2007 Title: Chapter 24: 24. Naked

yay for geographical references to places maple has visited!

you and yer kilts, woman! tres hot. 

so much love for:  <i>George wrapped his robe protectively around them</i>.

Q



Author's Response:

The was a practical necessity for the activity at hand. ;P

I'm loving George.  

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Date: 05/23/2007 Title: Chapter 25: 25. Drugs

<i>Lee was still on his bed, wearing nothing but his unbuttoned shirt,</i>

nice image....

 

<i>A more rational person might wait and think this through, but he wasn’t a more rational person.</i>

oh, ain't that the truth!

 

<i>Angry rage induced out of concern was an effortless matter of genetics for George.</i>

*weasley love*

i love the shift into actually trying to work out what is wrong. and the difference here with lee feeling guilty compared to when george was in the wrong.

it's a great 'equal' relationship you are drawing. they both are vulnerable to each other, and both answerable to each other. i adore how assertive they are when they are 'in the right'. eg. <i>"And I don’t want you taking illicit potions -ever. That’s a deal breaker with me, got it?"</i> ~~so brave.~~ and how lee was when george stepped out of line previously.

<i>"It’s probably nothing," he lied,</i>

now... this line... this i don't like.... *wibbles*

the last little paragraph is delicious.

(and HURRAH for 25 MORE!!!)

Q



Author's Response:

(? I was certain I responded to this the other day)

The Lee in my head is simply stunning. I'm thrilled that you 'got' the shift between George's temper and his trying to be rational about it.

Writing a humbled Lee was sooo satisfying.  And letting George feel the pride of having been the more rational and 'adult' for a change. I think it will make him braver.

Omg - 25 more! *loves you to bits*

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Date: 05/24/2007 Title: Chapter 26: 26. Twins

this is my lj review that lj won't accept dammit!

did you hear that, maple? surely you did. surely my shriek woke you on your side of the world, because i am SO excited to get to read this one. i have really looked forward to it. and it's so nice to get the smoosh after yesterdays hiccup for the boys!

 

<i>
"If I didn’t know that Jordan was getting some from you, brother, I’d be pretty fucked off about now," Fred scowled.</i>

wonderful line.

ok, so i was quoting half the thing.

here's what i love so much in this piece.

the way you've used the prompt not to examine inside them, but to look outward and reveal about them by showing what they love. and though there is this fundamental individual *thing* happening, they are still so in synch.

i adore how they can relate to each other's lusting, and i can't believe that i.... that fandom at large hasn't seen this earlier. it's SO FRICKEN OBVIOUS! of course! it's angelina and lee and the weasley twins!!!!

and appreciating so much the dynamic with angelina and lee <i>pretending</i> that they were talking about red-heads and pale nipples and pink c*cks (couldn't do it! damn!) whereas fred and george really <i>were</i> discussing how they love their lovers, but demured (spontaneously).

and the 'are you in love' conversation is the thing that owns me today.



Author's Response:

LOL - I love that you care so much! *sniff* Thank you!

Yeah, Fred's got the same jealous ginger tendencies. Heh.

There were a million ways to go with the prompt of 'twins' of course, but I'd been envisioning this for awhile now. It was such a pleasure to get it done.

Can you imagine poor George, having been in this relationship for months now, and not having anyone to talk to about it. It would drive you nuts.

I'm so glad you realize the Angelina and Lee thing. It just screamed at me when I realized it myself. 

This is so fun to share with you - thank you!

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Date: 06/03/2007 Title: Chapter 26: 26. Twins

*is trying to be patient*

*is failing*

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Date: 06/27/2007 Title: Chapter 27: 27. Kitchen

Lee walked carefully past George and pressed his face to the side of George head; not quite a kiss, but a brief affection that made George close his eyes to absorb the contact.

gorgeous, maple.

fred is being a turkey, but the triad that is their friendship is such a precious thing. i love the distinction in how lee and fred's friendship is having to adjust, because of the intimacy he now shares with george.

can't wait for the rest of these.

Q



Author's Response:

I was really hoping that little moment between would 'register'. It was so sweet in my head.

Fred really is such arse, but since it's George and Lee, he can't help but accept them. Thank you for your help!

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Date: 07/13/2007 Title: Chapter 28: 28. Restaurants

you are so clever to weave these two stories together like this.

i do love poor old george.

they both have valid reasons for wanting what they want. you ARE going to let them work it out sometime before no.50 yeah? please?

Q



Author's Response:

I think my brain will be squishy by the end of it!

Thank you for saying that what each ones want is valid. Will they work it out? Come on - it's me!!  :P