Hieronymus Graubart
Done! And some explanations for apparent inconsistencies.
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:46pm

I actually wrote original stories decades ago (and got one SF story published), but the current answer to "Do you write original stories?" is "No" and thus I didnít get to answer the other questions for "Original Stories". (I didnít create outlines and didnít use beta readers then, and I donít remember much of what I wrote or how much I finished, but there were only two stories I actually dared to show to somebody.)

The long answer to "Do you write fanfiction?" would be "Yes, three very short Harry Potter stories over the last four years, which may not be enough to give valid answers to the fanfiction questions, but I answered anyway."

My answer to "Do you create outlines for your fics?" has always been and still is "No", but thinking about it, I usually take excerpts from the canon scenes I want to use as background, and then write around them, so you might say that J.K. Rowling did the outlines for me.

Over the last few years, I finished everything I started, but thatís not surprising, considering how short my stories are and that I may think about what to write for years, but only actually start writing when Iím sure that I can finish it within a few days.

I donít feel like writing my annual Harry Potter fanfiction this year, but since I canít even decide what I want to write, the answer to "How often does writers block hit you while writing fanfics?" is still "Never".

I actually knew about fanfiction long before I discovered the Harry Potter fandom in 2007, but never felt inclined to join a fandom. Thus, the discrepancy between discovering fandom in 2007, but reading fanfiction before 1990.

Apparently I caught a severe case of writers block on getting Permission, and being made a Permission Giver didnít help at all. (Because Iím now responsible to do it right and write something worthy of the PPC? I have no idea whether this may be the cause.) So, I didnít create a spin-off yet.

But I did prepare an outline for the one mission I didnít write yet (as a workshop exercise done long before I got Permission).

I did write non-mission stories that still use the PPC universe as the setting, but all but one (the Friday 13th event that may or may not have been just a nightmare) are non-canonical writing exercises done before I got permission.


  • Census 2018: Census ReloadedAkrinor, Fri Sep 7 4:58pm
    Hey everyone! The annual PPC Census is here. You can find the link here. Partcipation is, as always, entirely voluntary but encouraged. Many thanks to Novastorme for betaing the survey and to... more
    • Done!son_of_heaven176, Wed Sep 19 10:56pm
      Decided to stop by here on a lark, and it seems that I showed up not too late!
    • And done! Badger421, Wed Sep 19 10:47am
      Well, technically I finished it five days ago, just took me a while to finish ye Board post. Sunburns are no good for my productivity. I would've finished the census sooner, too, but trying to answer ... more
    • Taken!Delta Juliette, Tue Sep 18 1:55am
      ...multiple days ago. Hush you.
    • Re: Census 2018: Census ReloadedHellga, Sat Sep 15 11:49pm
      Looks like I chose a good moment to poke my nose back here. :)
      • Yay!Neshomeh, Mon Sep 17 3:10pm
        It's always nice to see you when you pop in. ^_^ FYI, the Lost Tales team recently overhauled the whole site to convert it to CSS. I tried to keep SIELU looking as close as possible to the original,... more
        • Re: Yay!Hellga, Sun Sep 23 10:53pm
          Thanks for letting me know, I will take a look. I really have fallen out of all things fandom-y...
      • Oh hey Hellga!Huinesoron, Mon Sep 17 5:57am
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        • Re: Oh hey Hellga!Hellga, Sun Sep 23 10:56pm
          Interesting. I am glad that SIELU is not completely abandoned, and if it does attract some rather... strange... characters - well, it kind of fits with its original intent. And with Poison Ivy's... more
      • Lichtgods' blessings, returnbie!twistedwindowpane, Sun Sep 16 5:31pm
        I'm Twistey, a 1-year-bie. Your returnbie present is a device that can make objects out of solid light. Welcome back! -Twistey
      • *waves, offers SPaGhetti* (nm)Iximaz, Sun Sep 16 12:31pm
        • Re: *waves, offers SPaGhetti* Hellga, Sun Sep 23 10:58pm
          Thanks! I don't think we have ever interacted, but I do remember your name for some reason. Must be the unusual sound combination. Just wait until someone appropriates it as a drug name!
      • Eeep!Thoth, Sun Sep 16 12:09pm
        Oldbie on the board! Thank you to Zing for actually telling me who you are. I am... waay too new to have known. Welcome back! Have a cup of Klah, and get comfortable, assuming you intend to stay for... more
        • Re: Eeep!Hellga, Sun Sep 23 11:00pm
          Thanks! Yes, the last time I was actually ACTIVE on these boards was more than 10 years ago. Funny how time flies...
      • My goodness.Zingenmir, Sun Sep 16 9:22am
        Hello! Welcome back to the Board! How is everything? What brought you back here now? (We've never met that I know of, but. I mean. You created SIELU , which is pretty darn cool, especially since I... more
        • Re: My goodness.Hellga, Sun Sep 23 11:00pm
          Oh, thanks for keeping SIELU alive as the original agent Hellga has succumbed to the monster that is mortgage and its evil friends in adulting. :)
    • Doneeatpraylove, Wed Sep 12 11:05am
      Man, now I wish I had the time/mental energy to write more original stuff...
    • A quick graph of historical demographics.Huinesoron, Wed Sep 12 6:01am
      Using these links (2006-2014), these ones (2015-17), and the results right now . Three different things plotted on this graph: -Gender breakdown (yellow, grey, and black lines): In 2006, we were over ... more
    • Done! And some explanations for apparent inconsistencies. — Hieronymus Graubart, Tue Sep 11 3:46pm
    • Done!Neshomeh, Mon Sep 10 4:25pm
      I was very unmotivated this year, I'm afraid. I skipped a bunch of the long-answer questions. It's not like the answers have changed much, if at all. {= ) ~Neshomeh
    • And done.Huinesoron, Mon Sep 10 11:06am
      As someone's noted in the replies, 'Personnel' has two Ns. I also note a distressing absence of the Department of Analytical Science in the questions (^_~), and it's probably an idea to remove Alleb... more
    • Done! (nm)SkarmorySilver, Mon Sep 10 10:17am
    • Done! (Finally)Snowblaze, Sun Sep 9 5:00am
      One thing: I was actually 13 when I found the PPC (and still am). The maths doesn't say it's impossible. And it's rather long... but I'm not complaining - loads of stats!
    • Poink, I'm done.twistedwindowpane, Sat Sep 8 8:09pm
      Didn't answer all questions, due to not having an opinion on some things, but I hope that's all right.
    • Put in my response.Jacob175, Sat Sep 8 3:03pm
      Not sure what my two cents will be worth, but there you go.
    • Done!Novastorme, Sat Sep 8 4:19am
      And this time it's a serious completion (I almost submitted a really silly run-through I did of it while Beta-ing which contained a Time Lord called the Tester, a distopian future where hS was the... more
      • Hmmm...Snowy the Sane Fangirl, Sat Sep 8 8:25pm
        We should definitely consider founding a PPC empire and taking over the world.
    • QuestionSnowy the Sane Fangirl, Fri Sep 7 7:35pm
      Was there an actual option on the spinoffs page for "I am Iximaz" or is that something that Iximaz wrote in? Sorry, I'm over here laughing so hard my mom thought I was choking.
    • Caught a typoLunamann, Fri Sep 7 5:24pm
      "Possibly disgruntled evles ", found over in the "What genres do you read?" section of page 7.
      • That was missed on purpose. Honest.Novastorme, Sat Sep 8 3:47am
        It was... just a test to see if you were reading it all. Yeah, that sounds good, right? Right?
      • Fixed itAkrinor, Fri Sep 7 5:48pm
        Thanks for pointing it out. ~Ak
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