LaFeeMechante

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Fan
Name: Meghan (Megs)
Alias(es): LaFeeMechante, ginny_weasley, inviere, wizzart
Type: fan writer, fan artist, essayist
Fandoms: Harry Potter
Communities: wizzart
Other: retired
URL: inviere on LiveJournal (personal journal)[1]
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LaFeeMechante, also known as ginny_weasley, was a Harry Potter fan active in the early-to-mid 2000s. She wrote fanfiction, wrote essays, and created a series of meta-inspired fanart. She was also known for her involvement in a few fandom kerfuffles.

History

Fannish Retirement

LaFeeMechante deleted her fan accounts, including her fannish LiveJournal and art journal and her accounts at FanFiction.net, FictionAlley, SugarQuill, and Checkmated sometime between 2008 and 2010. She later wrote that she had done so because she had "stopped writing for leisure when [she] entered the later years of high-school."[2]

Fans have since been sharing her fanworks among themselves and requesting saved copies all over internet. Though LaFeeMechante does not provide fans with her stories directly, she is supportive of fans' efforts to preserve the works.

In September, 2011, dramionefanfiction at Tumblr posted a saved version of LaFeeMechante's Draco/Hermione story Playing With a Dragon's Fire.[3] LaFeeMechante sent the a message to the community thanking them for "keeping [the fic] alive." She writes in part:

I was perusing my own Tumblr when I happened upon a link someone had posted to a story entitled- “Playing With a Dragon’s Fire”. Baffled, yet intrigued, I clicked, and low and behold was brought to a page dedicated to the piece of Fan Fiction I had written over ten years ago (I feel SO old). I was flabbergasted. [...] I never dreamt that so many people would go on to read and discuss and find inspiration in something I had scribbled in a raggedy Composition Notebook. The fact that a version of this story still exists now is nothing short of incredible to me. I was inspired to write it when I was in grade nine and studying Romeo & Juliet for the first time- it’s scary to think how long ago that truly was! [...]

The knowledge that this- that something I had a hand in creating- has gone on to touch or move or even merely entertain so many people is a staggering notion to me. This was a story that was never intended to be published. Anywhere. Ever. I started writing it during class when I was bored, and it was only ever meant to be shared within my small group of friends. One of them encouraged me to post it, however, and so I did, and I never could have dreamed that it would still be read and shared amongst friends a decade later.[2]

LaFeeMechante's complete message can be read here.

Fanfiction

Meta

wizzart

Main article: wizzart

Wank & Kerfuffles

See: Ginny Weasley at the Fandom Wank wiki

In 2005, LaFeeMechante very publicly protested the new rules adopted by Sink Into Your Eyes, a Harry/Ginny archive at which she posted fanfiction, that banned vulgar language in stories.[13]

References

  1. Renamed from http://lafeemechante.livejournal.com/. See also: reply to a LiveJournal post, 09 May 2005. (Accessed 09 April 2012.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 dramionefanfiction. A message from LaFeeMechante herself. 20 September 2011. (Accessed 09 April 2012.)
  3. 3.0 3.1 dramionefanfiction on Tumblr. Playing With A Dragon’s Fire by LaFeeMechante. September 2011. (Accessed 09 April 2012.)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 LaFeeMechante (FanFiction.Net Author) at Fan History Wiki. (archived link; 22 sep 2015.)
  5. 5.0 5.1 FictionAlley. Stories for LaFeeMechante. Archived 22 June 2008 by the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 09 April 2012.)
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Sugar Quill. LaFeeMechante. Archived 23 March 2005 by the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 09 April 2012.)
  7. 7.0 7.1 MegsFics on Yahoo! Groups. Archived 10 October 2004 by the Wayback Machine. (Accessed 09 April 2012.)
  8. Checkmated Forums. H/g Fic By Lafeemechante, Anyone have it saved?. 13 February 2009. (Accessed 09 April 2012.)
  9. Schnoogle. LaFeeMechante - Stories. (Archived 17 April 2004 by the Wayback Machine.)
  10. .:: Rhymes ::. at hpgw_ficafest. Posted 30 June 2004. (Archived 04 July 2004 by the Wayback Machine.)
  11. Rec by jra923 at crack_broom. Posted 28 November 2007. (Accessed 16 May 2013.)
  12. hpgw_ficafest. Master List, H/G Fic-A-Fest (1st Wave) May04-June04. Accessed 16 May 2013.
  13. Sing Into Your Eyes at the Fan History Wiki. (archived link; 27 Jan 2012.)