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Sweet! I've apparently nailed down my own little corner of Harry Potter searches on Google.

One of the most common search terms that land people on my webpage is "what did ginny catch percy doing." In case you don't recall, this question references Chamber of Secrets, in which Ginny giggles secretively about something or other she walked in on Percy doing. At the end, it's revealed that all he was doing was snogging Penelope Clearwater. Yawn.

But! Not until today did I run that Google search myself ("what did ginny catch percy doing"), and my parody of Chamber of Secrets comes up as the very first result--at least when I run it. To the tiny degree I understand Google, I gather results may vary based upon the user's location, browsing history, and who knows what else.

Still, kind of amusing and cool. And I suppose it means I need to pick up Prisoner of Azkaban again and get back on that parodying horse. I apologize for the long delay on that. It actually takes longer to compose the parodies than to read the books, is the reason. That and having novels of my own to write and market. I know; excuses, excuses.


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Sep. 29th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
I got your page #1 too!

And yes, you should do that :P
Sep. 29th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Interesting on that search! Thanks. And yeah, I guess I'll try to get back at it. :)
Sep. 29th, 2011 04:35 am (UTC)
Hee! It comes up as the second result for me. (I'm in Australia, and the first result is something on fansite the Sugarquill.)

It's been a long time since those parodies, but I would love to see what you came up with for the rest of the books!
Sep. 29th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Second place is still pretty good! :) Yeah, I'll see if I can coax myself back to parodying. Maybe public declarations like this will convince me to take it up again.
Sep. 29th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
I thoroughly agree that you should leap back on the parodying horse. When you've a moment, whenever that might be!
In the meantime, thank you for prompting me to reread the CoS parody; I giggled so much that my one month old came off the breast!
(and I still love the number one skinny annoying fan competition. Oh, and I *still* can't read the slug scene without dry retching, so I skip it every time.)
Sep. 29th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm pretty sure laughter is good for producing breast milk. Or so I hope. Hang on tight, little pup!

The slug scene...I know... why, Rowling, why?
Sep. 30th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
[laughing] I'd forgotten The Darker Image &, somehow, the VSDs! So my day is brightened just as it was when I first read it!

As to what Percy was doing, it just occurred to me now that we have only Ginny's word for it. She might not have wanted to mention what he was *really* doing.
Sep. 30th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Hah, good point! I bet there's a whole subsection of fanfic around what he was *really* doing. Me, I kind of don't want to know. (I mean, it's only Percy.)

*I* frequently forget what I've written in the parodies, so I get to laugh all over again too. Plus they serve the actually useful purpose of reminding me what happens in each book. I guess that's another practical reason to keep writing them. Ah, extreme amounts of forgetfulness: another gift of parenting. :)

Btw, the junior high teacher in Iowa who wants to stage one of your parodies: I think the same person emailed me, for permission to use one of the HP ones. (In fact, it'd be stranger if it *weren't* the same person, and was a different jr high teacher in Iowa. Probably she found one of us linking to the other.) Naturally I allowed permission, and begged her to post a YouTube clip or something, but so far people never actually do that, at least not that they've told me. Alas.
Mar. 5th, 2018 07:26 pm (UTC)
I thought he was wanking
Apr. 25th, 2018 07:24 am (UTC)
Me too lol wasnt penelope clearwater petrified?
Nov. 17th, 2018 04:40 am (UTC)
Nov. 17th, 2018 04:41 am (UTC)
Penelope Clearwater was definitely petrified at this time in the book so Percy couldn’t have been kissing her.
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