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11 August 2015 @ 09:27 am
COLLAB!  
I've been wanting to claim my half hd_collab for days and days, but it's been a bit busy lately. :D

Or, did I miss my window? Is it too late to start ranting about it? I hope not because, OMG, I wrote something! :D And I'm so excited and I want to talk and talk about it. ^^

So yes, I wrote something with birdsofshore. She literally talked me into it. :D I made a comment about how I was sort of feeling left out because everybody was talking about Collab, and she mailed me and told me we could totally do something.

At first I thought she meant she would write and I'd be like ~the mind behind a story~. Basically I pictured myself telling Birds what to write. So I told her something like, "oh, Birds, I can't make you write stuff I want," but in my head I had like 10 ideas already. And she was, "I'm not going write stuff you want. We'll both write!" And she made me think I could.

The idea of the whole Draco vs. Toaster was hers, too. It started when we decided to go with Muggle Studies as our subject. And she made this crazy comment on the confirmation email of *Draco sticks his wand in a toaster* And not five minutes later she mails me with a mad idea, which of course I loved. And that's how it started.

She was so encouraging. I'm not just saying that. We'd send each other our parts and she would laugh at mine and give me suggestions and tell me how much she loved them and more often than not she'd end with, "but you know what would be better? MORE. I want more Toaster!"

And at the other side I was ciggy in mouth with a cup of coffee at my elbow, typing away or scratching the back of my neck thinking what a Toaster would think and do. I imagined a whole dynamic in Harry's kitchen with the Stove as the ~boss~, the Fridge second-in-command and madly in love with each other. It was brilliant.

Thank you birdsofshore for wanting to do this with me. You were amazing to co-write. <3 Thank you lq_traintracks, for beta reading this, you were so helpful and sweet, I can't thank you enough, and eidheann_writes, the only person who knew I was doing collab (though she didn't know which fic), thank you for listening me to go and on about it. (I was a nightmare, I gather. ^^) And of course, the lovely, amazing mods who made this possible.

Then the story posted and the comments, YOU GUYS. The comments were the best! You know how I love commenting, yeah? It turns out, receiving comments is every bit as amazing as I imagined. You have no idea how amazing it feels. Actually, you do. :D

I wanted to start replying them right there. Really, the wait to reply is so hard! And then replying was. . . God, I jumped around and felt this joy and pride and people liked. THANK YOU. ♥♥♥

Now I'll shut up and link to the fic. :D

Title: The Morning After
Team Members: birdsofshore & capitu
Word Count: ~5500
Rating: R
Hogwarts Subject: Muggle Studies (because probably none of this would have happened if Draco had taken Muggle Studies in the first place).
Warnings: Cruelty to toasters?
Summary: This is what happens when you stick your wand in places where it really shouldn't go.
Authors Notes: Author 1: I blame Author 2 for everything. Seriously. She made me do it. I would like to state that Author 2 is a marvel and that this was an utter joy to be part of. Thank you also to our lovely beta who didn’t just shake her head and tell us to go away and write it properly.
Author 2: What! No way! I blame Author 1. She made me do it. Honest! And I can't thank her enough for it. She was incredibly supportive and encouraging and made this experience the best thing in the history of ever. She's the best. Our beta is also the best, who fixed all the things and didn't think this little story was crazy at all, which really, says a lot about the three of us. Thank you both for being so amazing.
And finally thank you to the mods for making this fest possible. <3
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.


Yes, pretty long rant, I know, sorry! ♥
 
 
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This Bloody Catthis_bloody_cat on August 11th, 2015 01:31 pm (UTC)
Your fic (OMG)! It was lovely, I so hope you'll consider writing again :')
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 11th, 2015 01:48 pm (UTC)
It was so much fun! But with this and LDWS I have enough, I think. LOL

<3333333
Bring forth the tale of dicksbirdsofshore on August 11th, 2015 01:36 pm (UTC)
You SMOKE? ?? !!!

This is apparently the only thing i can absorb from this post. :D

Edited at 2015-08-11 01:39 pm (UTC)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 11th, 2015 01:49 pm (UTC)
LOL!!

I do. Not a lot, but enough to admit I do. *puff shame*

But you know, I'm a Hufflepuff, I huff and puff. *laughs at her own lame joke*
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(no subject) - capitu on August 11th, 2015 02:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - snowgall on August 11th, 2015 03:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - capitu on August 11th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - fantasyfiend09 on August 11th, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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besamislabios: Harrybesamislabios on August 11th, 2015 02:22 pm (UTC)
Your fic was a delight!! I'm impressed by your mutli-talents!! :D
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 11th, 2015 03:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! *hugs* I was so nervous and excited, but it was so much fun!
wicked smut goddess: Heartsgracerene on August 11th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
Awww, you are seriously the cutest ever. Only you could create such a charming toaster! But yes, getting comments is the best, even if the wait to respond to them can be torture! :D
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 11th, 2015 03:09 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥

The wait!!! I couldn't wait, really. Every time we got a new comment I honest-to-god, made a happy dance. :D So much fun!
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welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 11th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'll write all the things! And by write I mean read & rec! ;) <333
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snowgallsnowgall on August 11th, 2015 03:39 pm (UTC)
I'm envisioning birds saying "I want more Toaster!" like Christopher Walken on SNL yelling "I need more cowbell!"

More-Cowbell8.gif

Now I want that in my life :)

Edited at 2015-08-11 03:41 pm (UTC)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 11th, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC)
LOL! YES! Now I can't stop ~hearing~ either! XD


Ps. Was it just me or was this comment screened? O.o wtf, lj??

Edited at 2015-08-11 08:05 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - snowgall on August 11th, 2015 08:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - capitu on August 11th, 2015 09:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
cagnuritcagnurit on August 11th, 2015 03:44 pm (UTC)
Your writing of the lovely toaster is hilarious. It made me giggle non-stop when I read the fic.

I really look forward to your future fics (whenever inspiration strikes you); and if it has any chance, some more of that adorable TOASTER? :D
welcome to villa cariño!: Hellocapitu on August 11th, 2015 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was so much fun writing that bit of crazy. :D

Toaster. I'm sure there's going to be more Toaster. One day. And Draco, lots of Draco. :D
fantasyfiend09fantasyfiend09 on August 11th, 2015 04:40 pm (UTC)
I am so glad Birds got you onboard. And now you are a writer! You've done your first fest! I hope you will do many more, Not that I want you to sacrifice all the other important things you contribute to the fandom. Maybe just give up your life away from fandom? ;)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 11th, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
And now you are a writer! You've done your first fest!

I even submitted the fic and answered all the emails! :D It was super exciting. But I'm such a happy reader, you know? :D

*hugs*
· daryn · da · teddy ·awickedmemory on August 11th, 2015 06:55 pm (UTC)
Awwww, that's awesome! Welcome to writing fic!! :D

typing away or scratching the back of my neck thinking what a Toaster would think and do. I imagined a whole dynamic in Harry's kitchen with the Stove as the ~boss~, the Fridge second-in-command and madly in love with each other.
- This just killed me with laughter! *hugs*
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 11th, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
I did! The Stove totally sounds like Gandalf! LOL

digthewriter: ILU_DRAdigthewriter on August 11th, 2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
this was a very cute story.
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 11th, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
♥ Thank you, dig!
allerleihraubln on August 11th, 2015 07:47 pm (UTC)

Oh *rofl*get a total new meaning  for me. I literally roling over the carpet while reading  and giggling like mad
Very funny story
Greetings from Germany

welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 11th, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you think so! We had a lot of fun writing it. :D

And Hello there from Bolivia! ♥
cunning as a weevilfirethesound on August 11th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
I still need to read this!! ::flail:: I was so surprised when I found out that you wrote, and there's no way that anything you and birds did could possibly be anything other than completely awesome.

Also, totally not too late to claim. ::nodnod:: I just claimed mine so look, you're not even the last one! XD

I adore your icon, too. Toaster! <3
welcome to villa cariño!: I'm a toaster. <3capitu on August 11th, 2015 09:41 pm (UTC)
Like you and M writing together you mean? XD

Late claims FTW! ^^

*hugs*

<333
divertazscdivertazsc on August 12th, 2015 12:36 am (UTC)
I've raved for this over at birds journal, she of course blamed the entire thing on you. The blame was for mr snorting coke out of my nose while reading this silliness.
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 12th, 2015 12:23 pm (UTC)
LOL Birds like blaming stuff on me, but I assure you it was all hers. Even the coke. *nods* :D

Thank you! <33
nrlcnscsnearlyconscious on August 14th, 2015 03:24 pm (UTC)
I imagined a whole dynamic in Harry's kitchen with the Stove as the ~boss~, the Fridge second-in-command and madly in love with each other. It was brilliant.

It really is brilliant.
Ok, so I FINALLY got around to reading this (I always feel awful about not reading fics pre-reveals, but I can't really help it, sometimes a month goes without me reading ANY fic, and sometimes I'll read 10 different fics in a day... idek).
I loved it so much! I really had to refrain from laughing out loud (I was in the train). On my way to comment :)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 14th, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
I had all sorts of ideas. :D

I'm so happy you liked it and made your train ride a happy one. <33 *hugs*
(no subject) - nearlyconscious on August 15th, 2015 01:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - capitu on August 15th, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sassy_cissasassy_cissa on August 15th, 2015 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh I can't wait to read. I'm woefully behind on everything!!
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on August 15th, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* Thank you! I'm beaming all over the place here! <3