Hi Beth! I'm so sorry that it took me such an indecent amount of time to answer these!
1. What is your OTP?
See, the problem is that I don't really have one. I love a whole lot of couples for a lot of different reasons. I'd say that at the moment, I enjoying reading/writing James/Lily most of all, but I also really love WolfStar, Scorose, Scorbus, and Tedromeda (Ted Tonks/Andromeda Black). I would say that Tedromeda is probably the most OTP-ish one overall, though.
2. I love your story Playing for Keeps. Where did you get your inspiration to write that?
Thank you so much! I originally got the idea for PfK because the summer before I went to college, we bought my dad a pool table for Father's Day. I played pool a lot that summer, so that's where all the pool scenes come from. As for the Shooting Star and Annie's role as a pool hustler, they just came to me when I was playing pool one day. And James is a product of the whole "bullying" angle, which is due to the fact that I wanted to write about a character who isn't skinny and who still struggles with body image. (It all makes sense in my head, I swear.) The stuff about Annie working in Quality Quidditch Supplies comes from my own experiences working at McDonald's (for one whole tragic month) and a department store. So now you know that PfK is largely based on my own experiences, but I tried to wrap them in a layer of sarcasm and satire that my own life doesn't have.
3. What story are you the most proud of?
Definitely Playing for Keeps. I didn't think I could write more than 5 chapters, much less keep a narrative going. But I've written 17 chapters so far, and I've got the entire story roughly planned out. It's an accomplishment that will hopefully inspire me to write more novels!
4. What are your favorite stories on the site?
Well, Actions Speak Louder Than Words is one of my favorites, not gonna lie. Additionally, I love Aphoride's House of Cards, Violet Gryfindor's This Longing, Ravenclaw333's The Fred Weasley Memorial Scholarship, my_voice_rising's Keep Calm and Carry On, and Lululuna's Play the Devil. There's also a story called Slow Metabolism, which was written by meghna. It's been three years since she's updated it, and I still go back and reread it over and over because I love it so much. I definitely have way more faves than this, though, but these are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
5. Can you tell us about your username? Is there any significance to the name and/or numbers?
Ah, yes! My username! Story time: "Mallory" means "unlucky." 57 has been my favorite number for almost nine years now, and it's all because when I was in grade school, I decided that I really liked the way it looks. I still do. And so, when I was signing up for the archives back in 2012, I knew I wanted to use "Unlucky" and "57," but my name needed something Potter-ish to make it seem really legit. And so, "Star" was added. It was a rather hasty choosing of a name, but I absolutely don't regret it. It's one of the only ones that start with "U"!
Thanks for your questions!
NaNo Mum to: Emily, teh, Mary, Georgia, Meena, and Sara. NaNo Child to: teh, Emily, Sara, Mary, and Isobel
Novel: Playing for Keeps Word Count: 8,593/25,000
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