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Day 13

In your own space, write about a moment in fandom that meant a lot to you. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


A moment is very hard to choose! The Victory Ball at Diacon was full of gorgeous, shining moments: looking round at all these people having a blast, eating and dancing and laughing with my friends and knowing that we did it.

The better choice, though, might be Easter 2010. That’s when my grandmother died unexpectedly - well, as unexpectedly as any death that happens to someone in her late eighties. It was the Easter holidays and my flatmates had all gone home already. I hadn’t wanted to go home so quickly (issues with the family) but then she died. I was taking the train in a few days anyway and the train’s expensive at the last minute; it didn’t occur to me to ask for a lift.

So I spent a few days on my own, and what I mostly did was lie on the floor of my room with my laptop and read every fic from [livejournal.com profile] hp_getlucky as it was posted. The theme of “luck” meant that the fic was mostly happy - even the angstier stuff, like one where Draco gets addicted to Felix Felicis, would have a happy ending. It was exactly what I needed at the time, regularly posted & predictably happy fic. I don’t think I commented on any of it. It all seemed too fraught, and I couldn’t think of what to say. (I should try going back to it now, actually.) But despite the bit of guilt there, that makes it a more meaningful memory for me in a way. Usually I try to comment and participate and be part of the ecosystem that encourages fans to create and spend time here, and I think that’s important. But I didn’t do that this time and fandom was still there to give me exactly what I needed at the time I needed it - not in a personal way because people know me, but just because I was a reader who found it at the right moment. It felt like a gift.
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I am at long last able to do things like comment and add people. Which is blissful. I am adding Diacon people and shamelessly stalking their Diacon posts.

Which so far has been a blissful experience. Everyone seems to have had a blast :D

This is still not my, er, ‘official’ Diacon post. It is very long though. Cut for a happy teal deer. Which sounds like a drugs euphemism )

So yes, Victory Ball? Best ever. And [profile] creatore_magico captured it on tape:



*squishes Ku* I’m so grateful you made it for us. (And with such super-speed, too!) It’s a gorgeous vid and captures the atmosphere so well, and I’m just so happy to have it for posterity.

Also, my mum thinks it’s lovely.
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LJ has been totally failing for me all week :( It could’ve been worse, though; although it was v frustrating trying to post at crack_broom, and to comment on people’s posts, I’ve felt very quiet this week.

I will (one day!) be posting about Diacon, but for now I just want to say: Harry, I love you dearly. For all you’re not one of my favourite characters in the ‘verse, you’re at the centre of it. I really enjoyed toasting to you at Diacon’s Victory Ball, and celebrating your victory over evil. I hope you’ve enjoyed your thirty-first birthday.

And that you didn’t find that panel I did on making you have sex with everyone else too violating ;)

TO VICTORY!

Sunday, 24 July 2011 01:10 am
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Just getting on the internet for the first time over here, super-quickly, for a brief note to say I had a BRILLIANT time at the Victory Ball tonight. It was amazing and I had so much fun and YAY!! Thank you to everyone, especially the rest of the committee and the great volunteers ♥

ALL THE GLEE
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So, kids, what are you wearing to the Diacon Victory Ball? :DDD Even if you're far too cool for actually dressing up for it and going in jeans, do tell me! Are you cosplaying? Personally I've not been out in MONTHS, due to work and then losing my only form of ID, and I am going to dress up and dance with anyone who'll have me.

I just spent over an hour looking through my favourite fashion sites looking for a dress for the Diacon Victory Ball; the search confirmed my decision to wear a dress I already own. I haven't worn it out yet, though – and being the very definition of a fatshionista (which is one of those terms that wibbles between stupid and just. so. fitting) I do not consider any of the time looking at dresses wasted :D

The dress I'm wearing is very pretty, but )
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Guess what, kids? MY DISSERTATION IS IN!

As is my final essay.

I am FINISHED. Degree is over. (Noooo don’t make me leave!)

Whoa. Headrush.

No, I do not know what I’m doing now, thanks for asking - well, except for catching up on everything I’ve spent a month neglecting. Most especially [profile] diacon_alley, because that is going to be fucking awesome and I need to help make it more so.
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I am feeling Christmassy! I bought the last gift for my housemate today – we’re having Christmas on Thursday (before two of us go home on the Friday) and I am SO EXCITED for the three of them to see the gifts. Socks with teacups and gorgeous black stilettos and dresses and earrings and a hairband! OPEN THEM I WANT YOU TO LOOK REALLY HAPPY WHILE I FEEL SMUG.

You know why else I’m feeling Christmassy? No, not because I’ve been reading [community profile] hd_holidays fic, tragically. (I am so sorry, darlings. Some day soon there will be time to catch up with you all!) But because I’ve started getting adorable Christmas cards!

Thank you to [personal profile] dirty_darella, and to [personal profile] rons_pigwidgeon for the delicious bonus Ron/Draco smut! My ‘present’ LJ gifts from [profile] babydracky and [personal profile] thepretender501 were much appreciated too. Oh, and [personal profile] nenne, I was really pleased to get the fruit-basket LJ-gift when I started posting again and I’m not sure I ever thanked you – so thanks! :)

Other sources of seasonal joy? Our house is deliciously tacky and shiny, I have eaten way more Lindt than is good for me, and [profile] creatore_magico has done Diacon Alley an adorable Christmas banner.



AWWWWW, BOYS. ♥__♥

I am quietly getting ever more excited about [livejournal.com profile] diacon_alley. There are such incredibly cool plans in place for our celebration of Harry’s victory. Post-war chic = ftw!

I have various panel ideas, too, but that’s another post.
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You guys? THE AWESOME IS HERE! (And here! And here! And here!)



This is gonna be AMAZING! It’s gonna be in Canterbury: beautiful and historic and awesome, and v right for the telling of Tales. We’re having this post-war celebatory theme with a fantastic Victory Ball!

And there’ll be a group showing of Deathly Hallows 2 for free! And panels, workshops, round-tables, meet-ups, lots of gorgeous art... We’re giving our boy a proper send-off, big and beautiful and full of cool people. You know you wanna come!

See you there!
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You guys? THE AWESOME IS HERE! (And here! And here! And here!)



This is gonna be AMAZING! It’s gonna be in Canterbury: beautiful and historic and awesome, and v right for the telling of Tales. We’re having this post-war celebatory theme with a fantastic Victory Ball!

And there’ll be a group showing of Deathly Hallows 2 for free! And panels, workshops, round-tables, meet-ups, lots of gorgeous art... THE AWESOME IS JUST OVERWHELMING. We’re giving our boy a proper send-off, big and beautiful and full of cool people. :DDD You know you wanna come!

See you there!


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