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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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Summary: A random collection of one-shots, incomplete story arcs, and the like. Some of these may be re-visited and re-opened for other, more detailed, exploration.
The Doors of Perception by moshpit starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
With the fall of Dumbledore, Harry is determined to start his own private war against Voldemort, but first he has to get home. A dead ferret, a snake in knots, and a train that cannot stop may stop him before he can get started.
R - Hogwarts Express Challenge (2006-3) - Action/Adventure, Drama - Warnings: Death, Violence - Words: 23969
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.06.24 - Updated: 2008.01.09 - Hits: 6296

Ridiculous by moshpit starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 17]
A one-shot. The time of the final battle has come, and things are not going well. The Horcruxes have been destroyed, yet Voldemort seems to remain immortal. What stirs in the deep waters of so dark a creature as Tom Riddle, and how can Harry ever hope to beat him when he has all but lost?
R - Alternate Universe - Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor - Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Violence - Words: 3867
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2006.12.19 - Updated: 2006.12.19 - Hits: 3887

Anti Cliché by moshpit starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
A one-shot. You have read all the clichés. You know you might even write them, intentionally or otherwise. And yet, where are the lines that failed to become cliché? Right here, of course. A story of introspection, consumerism, sheep, bones, and understanding. And, of course, of Voldemort's defeat by the bonds of destiny held in skilled hands.
PG-13 - Post-OotP - Action/Adventure, Angst, Comedy, Drama, Fluff, Humor, Romance, Tragedy - Warnings: Dark Fiction, Death, Sexual Situations, Violence - Words: 6200
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.02.20 - Updated: 2007.02.20 - Hits: 4390

Buttonfly 501 by moshpit starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
A one-shot alternate ending for OotP. There are prophecies and portents, problems and pragmatism all fighting for dominance in one weary Harry Potter’s life. In those final days between learning what Fate may hold in store for him and the long journey home, it is a time for bold plans, daring risks, and life-altering decisions. Who is to say what may be Right and what may be Easy when the dust settles?
PG-13 - Post-OotP - Action/Adventure - Warnings: Violence - Words: 5762
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2007.08.13 - Updated: 2007.08.13 - Hits: 3898

Shoes by moshpit starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 10]
Finding the right shoe can be a challenge when there are so many to choose from. Perhaps more importantly, however, is always wearing the right socks when you go shopping for shoes. (Sequel to “Socks”) Post-OotP, Post-DH/Pre-E. General.
G - Post-OotP - General - Warnings: None - Words: 2368
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 1 - Published: 2008.05.14 - Updated: 2008.05.14 - Hits: 4418

Socks by moshpit starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 20]
The scents of the Burrow have implications, and wet socks are ill advised. A moment of clarity can only be found when sunshine is finally understood. Post-OotP, General.
G - Post-OotP - General - Warnings: None - Words: 7496
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 2 - Published: 2008.05.07 - Updated: 2008.05.07 - Hits: 7014

Echoes of Power, Part I: Anger by moshpit starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 542]
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: 299728

Natural Order by moshpit starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 26]
If you’ve got a chance to do it over again, why putz around? You know the game, you know the players, and you know the goal. It’s time for Double Jeopardy, where the scores can really change.
R - Post-HBP, Buried Gems - Action/Adventure, Drama, Tragedy - Warnings: Death, Extreme Language, Violence - Words: 21917
Completed: Yes - Chapters: 5 - Published: 2008.01.08 - Updated: 2008.01.08 - Hits: 23276

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