Well, huz-freakin'-zah, I think I've made a breakthrough. The situation with the Black Family Tree has been rectified, the crack!fic plot bunnies have been (temporarily) laid to rest, and the writer's block has been conquered. Sometimes you just need to take a break, you know?
The odd thing, however, is that my characters are starting to get a bit out of hand. I mean, there's a good possibility that a ~15-year-old Sirius and Bellatrix are about to get in a fistfight. The hell? I think I sort of want it to happen, but I certainly don't need to contribute to the Sirius hatred out there.
Well, we'll see where this one goes.
In other news, I "created" my very first icon (*points to icon*), based on a comment in gunderpants's LJ on all of this fat!wank splattering around in the aftermath of JKR's latest diary update.
All hail the power of Photoshop! Yet another technology that I shall use for procrastinatory purposes. Teh yays.