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Harry Potter meme stolen from crockywock

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Which of Harry Potter's classmates do you best identify with? - Luna Lovegood or Neville Longbottom.

Are you pureblood, half-blood or Muggle-born? - half-blood.

Do you aspire to be more like one of the Prefects or the Marauders? -  Neither.

What would you do with the Marauder's Map? - Figure out how it was made.

Where in Hogsmeade would you visit most often? - Somewhere I could practice my magic without getting in anybody's way.

Would you enter your name into the Goblet of Fire? - No.

Which Quidditch position would you most likely play? - Beater. If I had to play, I'd play defense.

Would you join Dumbledore's Army or the Inquisitorial Squad? -  Dumbledore's Army.

Can you see the Thestrals? - No.

Who would be your favourite Hogwarts professor (to actually learn from)? - Flitwick.

Would you get invited to the Slug Club? Would you like to be? - Yes, because I would be top of my class at something. I wouldn't mind being invited.

What does Amortentia smell like to you? - marzipan or the breeze off the ocean.

What would be your favourite Hogwarts class? - Charms.

Do you anticipate taking your N.E.W.T.s? - Yes.

What career path(s) might you consider after leaving Hogwarts? - Charms research or non-human languages.

Would you support S.P.E.W.? - No, because I wouldn't like the way Hermione is running it.

Should non-humans and half-breeds be allowed to carry wands? - Yes.

Would you go home for the break between terms, or stay at Hogwarts? - Go home.

What do you think your wand type will be? -  Maple and unicorn hair.

What will your Patronus be? - Osprey.

How old were you when you read your first HP book? - In my 40's.

How did you hear about HP? - My daughter started reading it.

What was your favourite book? - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

What was your favourite movie? - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Who is your favourite HP character? -  Severus Snape.

Who is your least favourite HP character? - James Potter.

Who is your favourite Weasley? - Arthur Weasley.

Who is your least favourite Weasley? -  Fred and George.

Who is your favourite Professor? - Severus Snape.

Would you have joined the Order of the Phoenix or the Deatheaters? - Neither.

Who is your favourite Order Member? - Nymphadora Tonks.

Who is your favourite Deatheater? - Evan Rosier (the younger, from Snape's generation).

Who is your favourite Marauder? - Remus Lupin.

What is your favourite Canon pairing? - Alice and Frank Longbottom.

What is your favourite Non-Canon pairing? - Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom. 

Which of the Deathly Hallows would you choose? - The cloak.

Have you read Tales of Beedle the Bard? - No. 

Have you read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? - Yes!

If so what is your favorite Magical Creature? - Don't know.

Have you read Quidditch Throughout the Ages? - Yes. 

Would you play Quidditch professionally? - No. I wouldn't play it period. 

What house is your favourite house? - Ravenclaw. 

What house is your least favourite? - Gryffindor.

Owl, Cat, Rat or Toad? - Rat.

What would have been your favourite task if you entered the Triwizard Tournament? - Freeing my friends underwater.

Which Divination Professor; Trelawney or Firenze? - Firenze. 

Auror, Unspeakable or Mediwitch/wizard? - Unspeakable. 

What do you think you would see in the Mirror of Erised? - Me with perfect eyesight, good hearing, and healthy again.

Who was your least favourite professor? - Professor Umbridge.


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Grace

Author's Note: Not fan fiction. Original.

She was walking along with her head in her book when she bumped into him. It wasn't so surprising. Besides having her head in her book, it was also raining - more like drizzling, actually - and even other people - their heads not in books - were walking about head down, not paying quite as close attention to their surroundings as usual.

The surprising thing was who he was, and even more surprising was that she recognized him.

That was impossible, though, because famous pop stars didn't just show up in Banks, Idaho, so she simply bent down and helped him pick up the groceries spilled all over the sidewalk. As she picked up the Cheerios cereal and the pulp-free non-reconstituted orange juice, it became even clearer that this couldn't be the pop star. 

The bananas rolled over next to his black tennis shoes with the silver holographic designs. She wondered idly if they were running shoes or walking shoes or standing all day behind a counter shoes as she picked the bananas up.

"Thanks," he said with a soft shy voice, eyes hidden behind reflecting sunglasses.

"No problem," she said, annoyed by the mirror effect of his glasses. She didn't look in the mirror any more than necessary and was irked to see that her blunt cut straight mouse brown hair was sticking up around her ears again. "You should ask for plastic on days like this. Those paper grocery sacks aren't strong enough for the rain. Drizzle. Whatever you call this."

He smiled nervously. "I don't like to ask for plastic. It's, you know, bad for the environment."

His dis-ease was curious. She looked at his face, which she had only glanced at briefly up to now. It looked like he was wearing some kind of foundation make-up that gave his face an unhealthy look. Was he gay? Was that why he was nervous?

"Yeah, well if you're worried about that you should get a cloth shopping bag or something." 

She stood there with the bananas and the cereal and the orange juice, but there wasn't really any place to put them. When she'd bumped into him, he hadn't dropped the paper bag - the bottom of the dampened sack had torn and the falling groceries had made the hole even bigger.

Now he stood there trying to cradle everything, including the torn sack, in his arms without dropping anything. She was afraid that if she added to the top of the stack, the whole thing might spill out again.

"I don't think you can carry everything by yourself," she said. "I'll carry this to your car for you."

"I don't have a car," he said.

The Greyhound bus which visited Banks, Idaho, population 3,411, once a day at the combination gas station and convenience store, was the sum total of the public transportation there. People also walked or biked, of course. 

"How far away are you? I could walk with you part way at least."

He paused as if trying to figure out what to say. "Er, I didn't walk here."

She looked at him again, surprised. Gray hooded jacket with the hood up against the rain, jeans. Nothing at all out of the ordinary. But if he didn't have a car and he didn't walk and he clearly wasn't riding a bike ...

His nervousness increased until he seemed in danger of dropping the groceries, now piled in his arms, again.

Just then a black limousine like the kind the high school seniors rented for the prom, but not quite so stretchy, pulled up. A jolly white man, mostly bald with wispy white hair and a blue polo shirt came out of the front passenger side.

"There you are," he said. "I'll get the rest from the young lady here."

"I don't get called that too much," she said, smiling despite herself. She was a pudgy woman in her thirties wearing loose jeans and a sweatshirt with an A logo on it. But the old man's obvious good cheer was contagious. She handed him the orange juice and the cereal and the bananas.

The young man seemed to relax. Before he got into the back seat, he smiled at her. "Thanks," he said.

She watched as the limousine pulled out and drove into the distance. Then she turned her head back to her book and continued on her way.

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Author's Note:

I made up Banks, Idaho and its population. Then I googled it and found out there actually is a Banks, Idaho, but its population is only 17.

Creta Capitol City Players

Setting the Stage

Roy and Riza are married and in exile in Creta six or more years after the Promised Day. Amestris is a democracy. Roy and Riza are being visited by Ed and Al, as well as their old team: Havoc, Breda, Falman, Fuery and Miles. They decide to take in a play put on by the Creta Capital City Players.

People in Creta tend to have dark hair and dark eyes. Falman, Fuery and Miles are still in the military. Everyone else is a civilian now.

Action and dialogue from the play is in italics.

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Banner for Creta Capital City Players










Author's Note:

A much shortened version of this won the prompt "Comic" at FMA Fic Contest. Thanks to missyquill for suggesting a comment about wasting ammo for Riza.

Top Secret

Title: Top Secret
Series: manga
Word Count: 541
Rating: G
Characters: Vato Falman, others mentioned
Summary: Vato Falman doesn't wear a mask. But most people see him through one anyway.
Warnings: spoilers

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Top Secret by maryh10000 won second place prompt 101 masks at fma fic contest


Fandom Meme for Fullmetal Alchemist

Let's see if I can do this for another fandom.

Loads of spoilers of courseCollapse )

The Dogs at Midnight

Title: The Dogs at Midnight
Author: maryh10000
Series: post manga
Word Count: 797
Rating: PG (some violence)
Characters: Falman, Fuery, Breda, Havoc, others
Summary: Mustang's dogs dream at midnight
Warnings: spoilers

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community.livejournal.com/fma_fic_contest/451865.html

FMA FanFiction Contest

Luna/Snape/Lupin


Harry Potter Character Combatibility Test
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Luna Lovegood

You are Luna Lovegood. You daydream and often seem to be drifting off into your own world. You have very strong opinions that many agree are not logical. You place a lot of faith in these beliefs. Possibly, you see more than what meets the eye. You are very accepting of others. You may have only a few close friends because you refuse to sacrifice your opinions and true self for social graces.

Luna Lovegood

88%

Severus Snape

81%

Remus Lupin

75%

Albus Dumbledore

72%

Neville Longbottom

63%

Harry Potter

59%

Hermione Granger

59%

Bellatrix Lestrange

53%

Draco Malfoy

47%

Oliver Wood

47%

Sirius Black

47%

Percy Weasley

44%

Lord Voldemort

34%

Ron Weasley

34%