And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world."
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
The Draco Trilogy was the one by Cassandra who rewrote it into The Mortal Instruments, right?
It was Cassandra who wrote it, yes, but I have no idea if she took it down because of the controversy or because she rewrote it into something else. I never read The Mortal Instruments so I can’t speak to it specifically (mostly a lack of time than a lack of desire, though).
I used to be very much against pulling to publish - it just wasn’t done in the HP fandom, there was a huge stigma against it - but I’ve recently started questioning that belief. If you write something that someone wants to publish - and you can scrub off those serial numbers and it’ll still stand on its own - then who’s to say you shouldn’t be able to do that?
neptune-centari asked: I wanted to say hello! I saw your response to Penns Woods fanfiction question and wanted to say that the very first fanfic i read was also The Draco Trilogy! It breaks my heart that it can no longer be found anywhere online. :(
I think the Draco Trilogy was the first for a lot of people. (I distinctly remember a friend telling me about the Evil Bake Sales. I didn’t realize it was a joke; I was disappointed when they didn’t actually exist!)
I didn’t realize it wasn’t online anymore - though considering the controversy surrounding it, I can’t say I’m surprised. I’m sure someone has a digital copy of it somewhere, though. There’s a Remus/Sirius fic that I loved and it was taken down years ago - such a good, dark, intense fic; I’d dearly love to read it again.
(Oh, if only one could light a candle for fics lost in the ether….)
“You’re trying to blackmail me.”
“No, Miss Morstan, I think you’ll find that I’m not. If I were blackmailing you, you’d have the opportunity to pay off your debt and make all of this nasty business go away. I am giving you no such opportunity. I am simply informing you. I do not care if you call yourself Mary Elizabeth Morstan, or the Duchess of York. However you call yourself, you belong to me.”
I’m writing a Mary-fic. I kind of like it. I keep writing it and chortling with glee, which is generally a good sign.
Bonus points if anyone figures out who’s not blackmailing Mary. :)