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Filling in two months completely missing from HBP... [Mar. 21st, 2008|07:59 pm]
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isn't allowed apparently!

Title: Together Forever
Pairing: Pre R/Hr tension!
Warnings: AU
Summary: A messed up potion, some unwanted side effects and a 'situation' they really could do without. Hermione/Ron centric and Lavender of course!
Reason given for rejection:
~ has canon errors or inconsistencies.
Further Details: We felt that this didn't fit well into the HBP timeframe. It didn't mesh with the details from the book. We also didn't understand how the story was going to jump from AU back into canon. Per our submissions guidelines, for us to accept a story that is AU, there needs to be a compelling reason for doing so. The only reason for this seemed to be to add extra tension, and it just didn't fit naturally with the progression of the books.
We approve stories with the goal of maintaining a high quality, varied archive of R/Hr friendly fanfiction. There are some plot devices that we see quite freqeuntly, and we are usually looking for a new twist if we are going to accept them.
How did your story fare when you posted it elsewhere?: :D
Fanfiction.net: 74000 hits, favourited 84 times and 455 Reviews.
The Quidditch Pitch: Voted Featured Story of the Year for 2007
Where did you post?: FF.net, TQP
Link us to some of your other work:
step_fics, My ff.net archive, My fic thoroughly beta'ed over on TQP

(Together Forever: The beta'ed version, but not complete!)
(Together Forever: The un-beta'ed, but complete version!)

[User Picture]From: oncelikeshari
2008-03-21 08:07 pm (UTC)
*applauds best Ron/Hermione fic of the last 2 years*

This is my favourite rejection story EVER!

Just so you know.

As if you should have laid out how the fic was going to merge back into canon in the first chapter...do they not get what good storytelling is?
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[User Picture]From: thesteppyone
2008-03-21 08:18 pm (UTC)

*adores you*

I'm actually quite proud of the fact that I had so many people going 'WTF did you just do???' and 'NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!' so it did seem a little pointless laying it out from the beginning.

And you know, clue's in the title and all that... *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: charma_10
2008-03-22 01:55 am (UTC)
What? They're Together Forever? No fucking way!

Well I completely understand why it was rejected. I mean could you have made it anymore cryptic? My head hurts from all the thinking.


Best 6th Year kinda canonish AU Ron/Hermione story ever.
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[User Picture]From: thesteppyone
2008-03-23 06:42 pm (UTC)
LOL! I know, I need to put more effort into my fic titles, don't you think? Make things a little less 'out there'. *snorts*


Thanks mate :D
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[User Picture]From: iamshadow
2008-03-22 07:03 am (UTC)
The unbetad version link is broken!

Here is the correct link:

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[User Picture]From: thesteppyone
2008-03-23 06:43 pm (UTC)


Thanks mate :D
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From: howcanthatbe
2008-03-22 08:06 am (UTC)
this is a little baffling. it is such a great story and canon-ish. very odd indeed.
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[User Picture]From: thesteppyone
2008-03-23 06:46 pm (UTC)
In all fairness I submitted it thinking 'this really isn't going to get accepted, but lets see what happens anyway!'

I tried to keep it as canon as possible and, you know, was supposed to be a little bit of fun and R/Hr love/tension. Which it is, but that's not allowed! Silly of me, really.

Thanks for the comments, they mean a lot :D
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[User Picture]From: luvscharlie
2008-03-22 10:11 pm (UTC)
I hate it that I don't have time to read all of these right now (but I will). I read your DIY over at TQP yesterday, and someone really needed to come and hose me down by the time I was finished. It was HOT!
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[User Picture]From: thesteppyone
2008-03-23 07:10 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem, I feel compelled to read them all but time is just annoying!

Hehe! Yes, DIY was very much fun to write, although I have to admit, I'd done all the build up and then had to write teh sex and was just a bit *shrugs* 'meh!' ... lol Not sure what that says about me! :D
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[User Picture]From: ozma_katiebell
2008-03-23 06:13 am (UTC)
Straight into bookmarks. You rock!
Featured story of the year.
*shakes head*
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[User Picture]From: thesteppyone
2008-03-23 07:10 pm (UTC)
Ooo! *has been bookmarked* *grins*

*snorts* Kinda funny, aint it! lol
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[User Picture]From: kat_nogoingback
2008-03-28 03:52 am (UTC)
This is my absolute favourite ronxhermione missing moment fics.

It's even entered into my daily life! When I get bad headaches (which happens often, sadly :( ) my boyfriend puts his forehead against mine XD. All because of this fic!

Thankfully, I gave up trying to write fics myself years ago, so I've never had to deal with checkmated, but I'm just floored by how many of my favourite fics they've rejected.
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