Name: Call me Ben.
Religious beliefs: Christian.
Where you can find me: I'm a proud member of the Teachers' Lounge Forum, a place for grownup fans of Harry Potter Fanfiction to hang out and talk about that and other stuff. If you happen to fall into that category, please, join us.
What you need to know about me: I’m just a guy who likes the Military, Harry Potter, TV shows, and good movies.
On August 20th in 2013 Elmore Leonard, author of "Fire in the hole" and indirect originator of "Justified", passed away. A great mind has left the world whose genius will live on forever in the great works he blessed the world with. Thanks, El.
My Opinion on Fanfic:
“Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don’t know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas is, which says to the painter, ‘You can’t do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves. Many painters are afraid in front of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of you can’t’ once and for all.”
Vincent Van Gogh
"Great art is not that which creates something utterly new, but that which takes something we have seen before and forces us to look at it in a new way. Fanfiction, therefore, is not the lowest form of literature, but, indeed, the highest."
If you write fanfiction, copy and paste that into your profile.
My Cast for the Black Family:
Pairings I ship:
Harry Potter/Nymphadora Tonks
Ron Weasley/Luna Lovegood
Hermione Granger/Ginny Weasley
Bellatrix Lestrange nee Black/Rodolphus Lestrange
Andromeda Tonks nee Black/Ted Tonks
Narcissa Malfoy nee Black/ Rabastan Lestrange
Theodore Nott Jr./Luna Lovegood
Arthur Weasley/Molly Weasley nee Prewitt
Sons of Anarchy:
Opie Winston/Lyla Dvorak
Chibs Telford/Fiona Larkin
Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Jenny Sheppard
Tony DiNozzo/Ziva David
Tim McGee/Abby Scuito
Alex ‘Tig’ Trager/Bellatrix Lestrange nee Black
Copy and Paste Stuff:
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 over 3,000 of our fellow citizens were murdered by Muslim terrorists. Put THAT in your profile and NEVER FORGET!
If you love God to no end, copy and paste this into your profile.
If someone put a gun to your head, asked if you believed in God, and told you they would shoot you if you said yes, would you say yes? If you would, copy this into your profile.
If you miss Steve Irwin, copy this into your profile. ((LOVED his accent...))
If Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior, and you want everyone visits sees your profile to know, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you love your country America, paste this in your profile. (God bless the USA)
If you think that the government should keep “One nation under God..."in the pledge of allegiance, copy and paste this into your profile.
"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."
Jesus had no servants, yet they called him Master...
He had no degree, yet they called him Teacher...
He had no medicine, yet they called him Healer...
He had no army, yet kings feared him...
He won no military battles, yet he conquered the World...
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him...
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today
If you feel honored to serve such a leader who loves us,
If you believe in the one true God: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
then copy and paste this in your profile.
If you ignore him, in the Holy Bible, Jesus says...
" If you deny me before man, I will deny you before my Father in Heaven..."
Fanfiction. Because 87 percent of all original endings SUCK.
Fanfiction. Because 95 percent of all plot twists are either predictable or stupid.
Fanfiction. Because my favorite characters always die.
Fanfiction. Because some authors just don't know which of their own characters go together best.
Greetings to the fine folk that moderate our site.
I, along with many, have been writing and posting on your fine site for years now, some of the better examples of up and coming writers out there are are now suddenly finding some of the stories we've come to love at risk of being removed without the chance to even rectify our errors.
It's quite easy to simply add an MA rating, additional filters or even a simple requirement for a free membership to read the stories presented here, and would cut down on hateful anonymous reviews and posts at the same time, so I have to question as to why such a thing, in all this time, simply wasn't added.
If you're worried about falsification of a registration then have an appropriate disclaimer and then there can be no dispute, you took your steps and the PARENTS didn't monitor their children, if that is even your concern. If it is more of a personal view or desire then please at least let people know and give them a chance to remove a story that you and yours find offensive, most people on the site are actually rather cordial when it comes to such requests.
While I cannot say for sure if this letter will even reach those that may be willing to listen, of if it's more akin to a wide spectrum purge in preparation for something bigger, please understand that you are going to be looseing a LARGE number of your writers, and thus your income from a lack of readers if there is not some level of action taken to help with this situation.
For those that may agree with this, please fell free to sign on and send this to the support server, maybe we can get some movement on this.
(Insert You Penname Here)
and please PM Psudocode_Samurai everyone wanting ff to add MA rating are gonna make a united front! and paste it too your profile or e-mail this too the owners of fanfiction