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29 October 2008 @ 09:53 pm
Irresistible crack  
So I've gone ahead and put myself down for two scenario prompts over at hp_crackdealers:

(1) After the war, the Malfoys get off light, but their family assets have been seized, and no one wants to employ them. As a last shot at making a living, they form a wizard rock band... and become a success. Pairing: gen, or Harry/Draco.

(2) As a result of a time travel accident, the original four Founders of Hogwarts have been replaced by Umbridge, Lockhart, Trelawney or Luna, and Filch. What is the new Hogwarts like (house colours, badges, Sorting criteria, placement of the Trio...)?

The first one is going to make me do some research on wizard rock. I'm well aware of what it is, and at Lumos I saw Harry and the Potters and a couple of other acts, but I want to know enough to write good crack!fic. And sadly, the prospect of doing this research is making me quite gleeful. As for the second prompt, it's got a lot of gold to mine, so the "only" prep I'll be doing is rereading canon (which I was doing anyway, because I want to get back to Yellow, the poor neglected WIP überfic of my heart and soul, but I feel like I've lost touch with canon, not having read it for going on three years, aside from a single read of Deathly Hallows).

And now the crack and my prior post on reality TV have made me want to write a fic that...well, I won't give too much away, but let's just say it's a crossover between Harry Potter and The Maury Povich Show. Perhaps that shall also give me an excuse to do "canon research" on Maury (i.e., watching more episodes). *shiftyeyes*
Current Mood: on crack
Spicedogs: Hahahahaspicedogs on October 30th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
You make me laugh.
Miss Sophia: Once you go Black you never go backmiss_sophia on October 30th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
:D Hopefully the stories will, too. Of course, they'll be more funny if you read the series. ;) *is not pressuring you; wants you to read Twilight first*
madame sosostris: accessible!shantih on October 30th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Bwahaha "canon research".

Does prompt #1 basically entail them becoming the Partridge Family of the wizarding world?
Miss Sophia: Ooh Dracomiss_sophia on October 30th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
HA, that's a good idea! I haven't thought too hard about it yet, but there will definitely have to be lyrics involved (which is cool, because I love writing silly poetry). And it most likely will be gen, not H/D, because...*TWITCH*.
alabastardalabastard on October 30th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Heeeey, I've got a Malfoy band in the works, now get to work and write a good background for Us. ;-)
Miss Sophia: Fred & George - WICKED (animated)miss_sophia on October 30th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
You're gonna be a Wrocker? That's awesome! I wanna see a performance! Do you guys have a name yet? And who all's in it besides you and Draco (I know both of you can sing), or is it a twosome?
alabastardalabastard on October 30th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
There will be more than just us, though we're the main writing core. Not sure yet on a name, but will be fully in character and leaning toward a glam or very dramatic style, theatrical and Malfoy as all get out. No rush though, I want to not be one of the sea of hundreds of Wrock bands.
Miss Sophia: Hermione in the librarymiss_sophia on October 30th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Oooh, can't wait! Yeah, there are way too many Wrock bands doing more of the same, and now the Twilight fandom has picked up on the concept, too. It'll be cool to see something different. If you ever need a Hermione to torture as part of the show, let me know! ;)
alabastardalabastard on October 30th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
Oh, that would be ideal *steeples fingers*, definitely.