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Penname:PhoenixSongFalling [Contact]
Member Since:2007.09.27
Real name:Brittany Kelley
Website:bnkelley86@wordpress.com
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Reviews Posted:0
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Hi! My penname is PhoenixSongFalling, and I’ve been a Harry Potter fan since I was 15 years old. I first discovered fanfiction during my junior year of college in 2007. I had just finished reading through the whole series (for the third time), and I was chomping at the bit for the seventh book to come out that next summer. Needless to say, I got hooked on fanfiction. I loved all kinds of pairings, but especially Harry and Draco, and, to my surprise, Hermione and Severus. I loved dystopian, “Voldemort wins” stories, and fluffy, romantic stories, and Time Turner stories. I lurked for a long time. I then started writing my own fanfiction story about Severus Snape, an original character, and a Time Turner accident – The Unfortunate Incident. I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t finished it yet, but I hope to do so soon (when I have more time for creative writing).

I also love Doctor Who, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and games like Dungeons and Dragons and Mansions of Madness.

So, I’m here as a fellow fan, and still developing fanwriter.

But I’m also here as a researcher. My academic alter ego also really loves fanfiction. My name is Brittany Kelley, and I am currently working on a PhD in English at the University of Louisville. I am most interested in researching how people write in different kinds of spaces – school v. personal v. work v. online, etc. I’m really interested in researching fanfiction for a number of reasons. First and foremost, reading and writing fanfiction in college was what brought me back to my first love – storytelling. Really, discovering fanfiction provided me solace as I completed a degree program I realized I wasn’t passionate about (Linguistics), and what inspired me to get a degree in English. But I’m also interested in it because fanfiction is, well, really fascinating to me. How I think about myself as a writer, and how I think about what good, supportive writing communities can look like, is heavily influenced by my engagement with fanwriting.

So, while I am on this website, I will be reading fics, trying to write some of my own, and I will be doing research. This research will include collecting data about fanwriters’ demographics (through questionnaires), but it will also include looking closely at fanfics, reader reviews, and forum discussions. I will never quote anyone’s review and discussion forum comments without gaining permission first. Eventually, I’d also really love to do interviews with some fellow fanwriters.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, etc., feel free to email me at bnkelley86@gmail.com. You can also check out my blog, “My Textual Romance: Fanfic, Cyborgs, and Stumbling into the Digital” at bnkelley86.wordpress.com!



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The Unfortunate Incident by PhoenixSongFalling [Reviews - 14]
Severus Snape meets his match when an attempted escape goes wrong. What can a young, American witch possibly teach the dour Potions Master?

SS/OC
Genres: Drama, Romance, Friendship
Warnings: Abuse, Torture, Non-consensual Sex, Violence
Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Original Character, Severus Snape
Rating: L Chapters: 15
Published: 01/19/2009 Updated: 06/23/2010
Word Count: 50379 Completed: No

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