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Update on MA thesis on HP fan fiction [09 May 2009|04:33pm]


With this message, I would like to thank all of you who answered my questionnaire at http://fanfiction.frontexperts.com (see the original message below) and have given me helpful feedback. Many of you who sent me emails with comments let me know that my questionnaire did not fully embrace your experience with fan fiction. Because a survey is a highly standardized research instrument, there was no way of avoiding this problem but I decided to broaden my research design according to the concerns conveyed to me. Thus, I would like to conduct a group discussion with fan fiction authors where they will have the opportunity to freely talk about their experience without being bound by narrow questions like in the survey.

Therefore, I am looking for Harry Potter fan fiction authors who will attend the LeakyCon 2009 from May 21st-24th in Boston and who would be willing to get together for an hour or two as a group to discuss their experience with me and the other fan fiction authors. As far as I can tell from the LeakyCon schedule, Saturday morning would probably work best to meet for the discussion. Also, it would give us a chance to get to know each other on Thursday or Friday. I will provide a space at the hotel where we will be undisturbed and make sure we have drinks and snacks. A group of 8-12 people would work best but if there are too few people for a group discussion, I would be happy to meet with any of you informally at LeakyCon to talk about your experience as a fan fiction author.

By participating in a group discussion, you would make an immense contribution to the quality and accuracy of my research. I am looking forward to meeting you in person and hearing about your life in Harry Potter fan fiction. If you want to participate please let me know until May 19th by replying to this message or at fanfictions@ gmx.net or petra.baumann@edu.uni-graz.at.

Thank you so much for your repeated help!

Feeling Snarky .

Harry Potter Fan Fiction - Help with MA thesis! [16 Apr 2009|12:21am]

I hope it's OK that I'm posting this message here. I do not have any financial interest whatsoever, this message regards academic research only!

My name is Petra Baumann and I’m doing research for my master’s thesis in sociology on Harry Potter fan fiction at the University of Graz, Austria. As a sociologist, I am especially interested in the social background of fan fiction authors: where they come from, how old they are, etc. Through my research I found that, many studies on fan fiction are done in the fields of literary studies, women studies, or cultural studies but there are very little sociological data available, especially on the Harry Potter fan fiction community.

In order to gather sociological data on Harry Potter fan fiction authors, I developed a short online questionnaire. If you are an author of Harry Potter fan fiction you would immensely help me with my research if you could answer this questionnaire at

The questions will take about 10 minutes to answer and there will be no spam or advertising when you click the link. The evaluation is done anonymously and the data will be used solely for academic research. If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire or my research please feel free to contact me at fanfictions@gmx.net or visit my LifeJournal (sociologistff.livejournal.com/).

Thank you!

Feeling Snarky .

Games are fun [22 Oct 2005|09:40pm]

[ mood | busy ]

So I thought of a new game and if you're a member of the Hideaway you should play it. If you're not a member you should join us and play it! hehe.

This is posted on the G Spot board as well:

Ok, I thought of a new game. A scavenger hunt using our digital cameras. What we're gonna do is come up with a list of things you have to get a photo of, you get as many pics as you can and place them in a photobucket album we can all view. Feel free to include any funny stories/anecdotes about getting the photos as well.

So there ya have it. I think the list will have like 10 items and maybe 2 or 3 bonus items. I dunno yet though Im waiting for ideas to see what people come up with.

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[26 Jul 2005|07:25pm]

[ mood | hungry ]

Hey Ive just joined and thought Id say hi. :)

Was also wonderin whats everyones fav book and character ? :)

Mines is OoTP and Draco Malfoy ♥


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it's coming soon. . . [19 Jun 2005|01:11am]

[ mood | chipper ]

Feeling Snarky .

One Year Old!! [19 Jun 2005|02:25pm]

Voldemort's Hideaway forum

The Hideaway is almost a year old and to celebrate we will have a party with Spam and lots of truth or dare, plus funny stories and fun with smilies!!

Anyone who likes to have fun can join in the party.

I hope to see you all there!

Feeling Snarky .

[03 May 2005|04:36pm]

The Shrieking Shack Challenge #5
Better to have loved and lost...
...Than to never have loved at all.

Challenge time again, let’s get those quills scratching... Er...keyboards typing.

This challenge is to be a drama/angst fic, where your main character is lamenting over the death of a parent/friend/relative/loved one (your choice). This will be a 500-2000 word fic. As always remember, the Shift Key is your friend, as is Spell Check.

Your fic will be posted here, on the Fic Wars: Episode I Board.

Story MUST be posted with the following format, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Post your ficlet on this board, and label it as such;
“Your Name Here Challenge Five”

Author’s Name:

Now, as we feel this is all pretty self explanatory, if your fic is posted without the required format, it will be modified. If you participate in a future challenge without this format listed at the top of your entry, it will be deleted. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Your entry may be a complete story, or the first chapter. However, we ask that you only post the first chapter on the Fic Wars board, along with a link to the rest of the story. You may post the rest of the story here, on the Shack, or elsewhere.

Stories must be rated G-R!!!!

There will be NO stories above an R rating posted here. Stories must be properly rated, with a warning for all R rated material. If you are in doubt, send it to one of the Mods.


The Light:
Harry Potter
Hermione Granger
Albus Dumbledore
Minerva McGonagall
Nymphadora Tonks
Sirius Black (as of Book 5)
Remus Lupin
Severus Snape

Ronald Weasley
Molly Weasley
Arthur Weasley
Fred Weasley
George Wesley
Ginny Weasley
Bill Weasley
Charlie Weasley

The Dark:
Lucius Malfoy
Narcissa Malfoy
Draco Malfoy
Lord Voldemort
Vincent Crabbe
Theodore Nott
Gregory Goyle
Pansy Parkinson

When you have chosen a character, PM, IM, or E-mail a mod, and they will list your name next to the characters. More than one person may write a character, but consider this wisely.

Happy Writing!
-Addison Rae


X-posted to to shack.

Feeling Snarky .

What's happening? [22 Mar 2005|12:28pm]

What's going on Tracy?

I'm bored.. and procrastinating more important things.

*Hugs VH*

I can always watch the countdown to HBP..
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Curious [27 Feb 2005|12:33pm]

Should I make Zippy a member of the Sandbox Gang?

Does anyone read this community anyway?

Where is Winter?
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[25 Jan 2005|09:31pm]

I've missed you all so..

Feeling Snarky .

Ideas and Suggestions [22 Jan 2005|03:57pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

Ok, Trying to think of some ways to make new members want to join and stick around at the Hideaway.

Peter had some good ideas that he PMed to me.

~Bring post counts back to their rightful numbers.
now, I'm not sure what those numbers are anymore so if anyone knows that would be great!

~Lay off the Warnings. I know it's fun and all but it can be intimidating to people checking the place out and deciding whether to join or not

~Slow down on the in-jokes. I can attest to the feeling of not really belonging when you join a board where everyone has these enormous friendships and all these in-jokes. I tried to fit in but never felt like I did. I don;t want people to feel like that here.

Ok, so, any other ideas or suggestions? If you dont wanna comment feel free to PM them to me!

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[22 Jan 2005|02:19pm]

[ mood | content ]

I think everyone should add mishey22 to their intrests... because.. um..it makes me giggle..hee.

::hypnotizes with dancing stewie::

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DUDE! [21 Jan 2005|01:54pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

I'm in the poem on the user info!

and I didn't even know we HAD a VH community!

You guys don't tell me shit...


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Layout [21 Jan 2005|09:07am]

[ mood | sick ]

I started the layout.Not finished. Maybe tomorrow when I don't feel like utter shit.

Feeling Snarky .

Changes [19 Jan 2005|04:09pm]

[ mood | bitchy ]

I made some changes to the Hideaway today. I don;t know what it is but some things as of late have me feeling very bitchy.

A few of my changes are only temporary, I want you to know this before anyone goes all apeshit. Others are permanent, like Mel being made a Kick Ass Mod! Woot!

I' gonna leave the Sandbox open till friday then it goes back to being passworded with everyone being able to post and such.


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AIM [19 Jan 2005|12:37pm]

To invite yourself in to a chat you right-click your name in your online list.

Click invite to chat

Remove the text for the name of the chat and type the name of the chat you want to join.

Click invite.

Hopefully this works for you. If you can't get invited into a chat just ask for the chat name and try this way
Feeling Snarky .

Virgin Entry [18 Jan 2005|12:34am]

[ mood | lethargic ]

This is basically my testing post because I don't know what it should look like here.

Umm.. Someone fix it.. make it pretty or something ok?

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