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While finishing the latest chapter of Family Matters I'm starting to feel a bit nauseous. It's from Regulus point of view and it's about his first months as a Death Eater. And... it's just too easy to write. Normally, this wouldn't bother me but it does feel weird right now- because the trial of Breivik has started (he's the guy who blew up a bomb in the middle of Oslo this summer, then went out to an island where teenagers from the Labour Party were camping and killed 76 of them, number 77 drowned as he tried to escape by swimming and many, many others were hurt).

It strikes me how similar they are; the Death Eaters and Breivik. They're terrorists, convinced they're doing the "right thing" by "weeding out" what they think pollutes their culture and genetic heritage... To Breivik, the members of the Labour Party (that's in power in Norway) are the blood traitors, while Muggles would be Muslims....

And yet, before news of the fact that a mad-man was shooting people had come out, when the only thing that was known was that a bomb had exploded by the government buildings and eight people had died, many people immediately blamed islamic extremist groups.

As usual, I'm not sure what I'm trying to say here, but in Sweden as well as in Norway, the trial is broadcast live and continuously reported on and when I'm watching Braivik's face on the TV screen, I realise that I do not get him. And I wish I did, because then maybe, somehow, we could prevent things like this... I don't get him. 

But I get Barty. And Regulus. And Draco, Lucius, Snape.........

need advice...

I've had this plot bunny for ages, actually, before I ever posted anything to mnff. Only problem is, it might be controversial... Because it's about Jesus.

I'm from the world's most secular nation, and here people wouldn't really care at all. But mnff is international and, basically, I have no idea if people would be offended by a story about Jesus (and possibly Judas) being a wizard intent on helping starving Muggles. The idea is that Judas keeps things more quiet, helping people without them knowing, while Jesus wants credit for it and explain his "miracles" by telling people he's the son of God. Judas is pressured by other Wizarding families who are pissed off with jesus and he is also afraid of what the Muggles might do if they realise the truth - that they're wizards - and eventually sells him out. Of course, Jesus being a wizard, he doesn't die on the cross, but escapes his tomb and, well, you know the story. There might also be slash involved. 

For a long time I've had head canon for many historical or mythical figures being part of the Wizarding world and this is just one of the ideas but it's the one that's most developed. Now, for me, the Bible is an interesting story book that I enjoy but of course I know it's so much more for other people and I don't want to offend anyone. I think choosing to believe in something is a very valid life choice- just as I've chosen to be an Atheist, like most people I know. Also, most people I know (religious or not) would just see this as my version of an incredibly well-known story - but again, I'm Swedish.

Do you think it's possible to write this story for mnff? I mean, would they even publish it?

Please help! :/

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I so wish I could write for the Couples Mix'n'Match thingy...

I mean, come on! Jack/Rose = Ted/Andromeda but with a happy ending (well, at least for several years)! And Buffy/Angel = Tonks/Remus... (Arghhh, need to re-wactch Buffy sometime... Buffy/Angel get kind of boring, but Buffy/Spike...... Season 6. Jesus.)

twilight.....





Okay, okay, I know it's so old to hate twilight...



 ....BUT

I can't resist posting this clip. Actually, I don't think there's anything wrong with writing about someone who falls in love with a (as she said) creepy, manipulative, controlling, overprotective stalker. Could make an interesting story (if well done)! But if you do, please adress the fact that he is. And don't market the book for pre-pubescent girls as the perfect romance.

(I'm not even trying to be original, here)