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Penname: moshpit [Contact - ]

Real name: Josh

Member Since: 2006.05.24

Last Login: 2013.06.10



NEWS: June 2013

Where have I been? Why have I not updated in several years now?

In the time since my last update, several life-altering events have transpired. And no, I have NOT abandoned anything. The short version: for work I had to relocate to the other side of the world (24 hrs by airplane); my half-brother died; two brothers-in-law died; for work we moved back to the USA; my wife was diagnosed with metastatic cancer; and then regular life of work, young kids, and so on have been a constant drum.

As of June 2013, I have brought out the external disk backups of my plot, story notes, partially written materials, and so forth. I expect to begin publishing again sometime this September 2013 based on schedules and other known events in life.

You can find out more current updates on my status at the MetaFic website -- here. I post all of my stories there for long-term archival, where I have complete editorial control over them. I also post drabbles and other works there that are not acceptable at SIYE for various reasons. MetaFic also contains a forum system where discussions can take place on these works, and the works of other authors. I will continue to post here, of course, until all of Echoes is complete.

Aside from Echoes, some of my new work is not acceptable for content reasons here on SIYE. You may find the other stories I write at other sites, specifically only on these:

MetaFic as \'moshpit\'

FanFiction.Net as \'moshpitstories\'

Echoes of Power started as my own diversion from a much longer story idea I had for the HP universe -- that longer idea has since been handed off to another author to develop (Chatmandu).

I have an elaborate beta team which is constantly becoming more intricate. My two outstanding primary betas (Fairy Beta Editors as they like to be called, despite my attempts to convey divinity status upon them) are Chreechree and cwarbeck, authors of merit in their own rights. They are followed by Sovran doing a sanity test and unspoiled reader evaluation. Finally, Sherylyn puts her polishing touch in, and then it goes live. Deep thanks to all of these fun people.

Prior beta work has included: RegDC as an excellent Brit-Picker and beta of his own. I also have had a Londoner checking modern slang issues in Treecat, an upstanding pub frequenter (until sufficiently liquored) in Lathac, and a bit of odds and ends from Parakletos.

I generally abhor the idea of writing multiple stories at the same time, since it slows down the main effort and generally weakens them all, but I have to break down every now and then to do a one-off or chase a plot bunny. Ridiculous, Pratfall, etc. are examples of this. Others are coming as well. Be advised: Not all bunnies are cute and fluffy.

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Echoes of Power, Part I: Anger by moshpit starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 541]
Harry mysteriously disappeared at the age of six, and then benefited from years of tutoring from an old family friend. With the return of Voldemort, it is finally time for a 15 year old, well-trained and somewhat cynical and sarcastic Harry to take up his place at Hogwarts. Life at Hogwarts, however, is not always what Harry anticipated. There, secrets are revealed, allies are discovered, and the journey to power begins. Completely AU.
R - Alternate Universe - Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor - Warnings: Death, Sexual Situations, Violence - Words: 365971
Completed: No - Chapters: 30 - Published: 2006.05.24 - Updated: 2009.06.07 - Hits: 296284

Meaning of One, Part One: Stone and Fire by Sovran starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1026]
** Winner of the February 2007 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Angst **
If two people are deliberately created to be together, how will the challenges in a world of magic and Dark Lords be dealt with? What would it mean for two people to truly become one? A re-imagination of first year.
R - Alternate Universe - Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General, Humor - Warnings: Violence - Words: 270773
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 26 - Published: 2006.07.06 - Updated: 2007.04.02 - Hits: 486169

Meaning of One, Part Two: Chambers and Secrets by Sovran starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1172]
** Winner of the January 2010 Dumbledore's Silver Trinket Award for Best Drama **
Ginny and Harry’s second year at Hogwarts brings new experiences, new friends, and new challenges. Along the way, they learn more about what it means to be who they are, even as Hogwarts seeks to cope with who they are feared to be.
R - Alternate Universe - Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General, Humor, Tragedy - Warnings: Violence - Words: 358613
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 29 - Published: 2007.05.14 - Updated: 2016.08.02 - Hits: 437205

The Lost Tower: The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Chatmandu starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 166]
A tower is symbolic of intellectual isolation and metaphysical innocence. 11 year old Ginny Weasley is not aware of either meaning as she finds herself at the heart of a struggle for the Wizarding world’s very soul.
PG-13 - Alternate Universe - Drama - Warnings: Violence - Words: 124423
Completed: No - Chapters: 10 - Published: 2008.03.03 - Updated: 2009.05.14 - Hits: 51970

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