hello! i have questions about hogwarts crammer. i was wondering what your favourite bits were to write and what bits you're most proud of (apart from the fact you wrote 93k words for this fic for free which is something you should be proud of literally forver because holy shit)
basically i took a whole bunch of tropes and started throwing them at a wall for hogwarts crammer – let’s try some FAKE IDENTITY and some BED-SHARING and of course one cannot forget an encounter with LADS – so huge swaths of the fic were self-indulgent and fun to write. aside from the bits i had to put in for Plot Reasons i essentially wrote what i wanted, and what i wanted was hermione granger driving a morris minor listening to the spice girls so!! that was a fun scene to write, as was everything at cynthia and jane’s, draco and harry’s argument in the last chapter and everything involving martin and the lads.
i do think i accomplished what i set out to do: i wanted to write a “grittier” found-family teen nonsense version of the camping bits in deathly hallows and i wanted the primary plot to be about the people and not about, you know, fuckin horcruxes, because tbh i find real plot very dull and have no interest in it unless it lands our main characters in a situation where they must TENDERLY TOUCH HANDS and/or PRETEND TO BE A COUPLE. it’s been rewarding! it took a lot longer than i thought it would to write because (a) i’m a procrastinating adhd monster and (b) the world exploded several times in the last year, but i finished it goddamnit.
i also did not expect the unexpectedly massive reception i have gotten from the internet for this work of bananas fiction and it boggles my mind a bit in a great way – i have an absurd number of unanswered asks even for me but i really do appreciate every single one, you generous iridescent freshwater fish