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i hope im not too late!!! [11 Apr 2011|10:46am]

 i joined livejournal just so i can post something here in conesoldstober. gaaah that's how much i love howl's moving castle.

the first enrty on this community was dated in 2005. im posting this after almost  6 years. i hope im not too late hahaha!!!

Name: hannah castillo

Location: manila, philippines
Sex: female
How you descovered Howl: i really like miyazaki movies such as spirited away and kiki' s delivery service. so i stumbled upon his version of howl's moving castle. i watched it, and i liked it. soon i discovered that it was based on a novel by diana wynne jones. since i read books myself (though not too much on the fantasy genre) i decided to buy the book and give it  a go. i realized that most of the novel was different from the movie. i loved the novel more  than the movie! though i had a hard time reading and imagining the novel since im too prejudiced by the movie.

at first i said to myself that i wont buy the next two books, since i thought that maybe the novel isnt as good as the movie. but then i was wrong and ended up buying cita and homw. then again i was quite disappointed for howl ans sophie scenes were few. :(

Favourite line:tons! buy what really struck me the most was this: (this might be innacurate...i dont have the copy with me at the monent :| )
     sophie: but what about miss agorian?
     howl: dont you get it? miss angorian is the fire demon.
i loved this part since it's more of the epiphany of the whole howl-sophie budding romance. i went "oooh! i seeee" when i soon realized that howl didnt care for his apperance just so he can save sophie, not the other, 
since there's really no "miss angorian"
Other fandoms you are part of: right now? sorry, my world revolves around hmc at the moment XD

Favourite food: jellybeans, egg pies, pizza

If you were an animal you would be: a red fox
i read howl's moving castle three times just to get everything in order in my head, for  im not used to dwj's style of writing. though i must admit i became a fan of her style...she made me think and use my brain, since there were tons of things that needed to be deciphered in the story. plus, i loved it when howl and sophie's love for each other was not blatantly narrated. you really have to figure out things for yourself, and i think it's one of the most magical aspects of reading howl's moving castle :D

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fic: Howl/male!Sophie [09 Nov 2010|12:32pm]

Title: Take what you need to turn you on
Fandom: Howl's Moving Castle (book)
Pairing: Howl/male!Sophie
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 805
Disclaimer: I own nothing! The characters belong to Diana Wynne Jones.
Warnings: Sexswap (not genderswap!)

For effingeden at comment_fic

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in which there is epic win [11 Oct 2010|01:50am]

Hello everyone! I finally discovered the HMC books. I of course read HMC, and I also read House of Many Ways (which I think was quite possibly better in terms of storytelling, although I was disappointed that there was very little adult!Howl). I have Castle in the Air but have yet to start reading it.

Something occurred to me when I finished reading these two books. HoMW takes place 3 years after HMC, right? But Morgan is 2 years old. So basically when Sophie decided to stay with Howl, they got married and she got pregnant right away? Considering she spent most of their time being old, Howl got on that pretty fast.

Also, the name of this comm makes me happier than I can describe.
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In Which Fanfiction is Pimped... [31 Mar 2009|11:48am]

[ mood | awake ]

Woah! O.O This community seems to be a bit slow?
So anyway, I come bearing my first HMC fanfiction. It's one of those hideous fanfics that leaves off after the end of the book...

Title: Up Against My Heart
Rating: G?
Pairing: Howl x Sophie
Genre: Humor...
Summary: Sophie discovers that saving Howl's heart was the easy part. A heart is, of course, a very heavy burden to bear.
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4914962/1/Up_Against_My_Heart

I've had it posted for a while, but didn't join this community until today X3

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House of Many Ways [20 Jun 2008|12:44am]

[ mood | geeky ]

No spoilers in this post, and please try to keep them out of the comments for now. Maybe later there can be another post for comments and discussion with marked spoilers?

So! It's been out about ten days now. I finally picked up my copy of it after dinner this evening. Has anyone else read it yet?

I'm only at Chapter 4 so far, so I really can't say much about it one way or another, although I think it will be entertaining and I am liking it very much so far.

There was some talk about this third book in the series when it was first announced several months ago, but I half-expected people to have started chatting about it already.

I'm just curious about who's gotten the book yet and who plans to get it, because I clearly can't be the only one who has it already. Although it makes me wish my copies of Howl's Moving Castle and Castle in the Air were in hardcover too. My inner compulsiveness is crying about the lack of a matched set.

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The eternal search for "That fic I read that one time" [28 May 2008|06:08pm]

[ mood | discontent ]

I know, I know, another person whining about a fic they can't find. But I am here today to ask you fine people if any of you know where to find, yes, a fic I read once.

I don't remember much. But what I can remember: Sophie and Howl are married, Sophie is expecting; Howl and Sophie go to Wales; in Wales he takes her to a curry shop and then to his pub (where they only speak Welsh) so he can watch rugby; there is a fair bit of Welsh spoken.

I'm studying Welsh on my own, and thought htis might be a fun way to further my reading skills.

ETA: Found! A thousand humble thanks!

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In Which This One Takes A Long Shot, And Crosses He Fingers [22 Apr 2008|03:43pm]

Sorry for any spamming I may be doing of f-lists, I'll keep this short. And please delete if this isn't okay.

Hello, I go by Rena and am a long time fan of Howl's Moving Castle. I have a friend who is also a big fan, and I'm on a little quest for her. She's looking for a Megan Parry RPer, for her dear Howl~ The RP in question is a multifandom one, lots of craziness to be had, and plenty of fun events :D For example Howl just ended up in Saix from Kingdom Heart body, and Clow from Card Captors Sakura with his.

So, does someone to play the dear sister exist? Or will this quest end in failure. I can be contacted here or by AIM on GwencrossEE

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[21 Apr 2008|11:27pm]

Hiya. Um. Long time no see? Have a bit of silliness.

Title: What Planet Are You From?
Fandom: Howl's Moving Castle/Torchwood
Spoilers: Spoils the book Howl's Moving Castle, teensy spoiler for Fragments.
Rating: PG (surprisingly
Summary: Howl Jenkins lives near Cardiff. Torchwood lives in Cardiff. Howl does magic. Torchwood notices magic...

Sophie was laughing helplessly in the corner.
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A Woman True and Fair - Chapter 26 [31 Oct 2007|09:14am]

[ mood | hungry ]

Jee, it looks like this comm has pretty well died since the last time I posted here. That's kind of sad.
For that handful of you who might remember who I am or this fic at all, Happy Halloween.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, previous chapters can be found in back-posts here and at ff.net here.

Title: A Woman True and Fair
Author: The S
Rating: PG-13
Characters this chapter: Howl, Michael, Sophie, Percival (with brief cameos by Mari, Megan, and Neil Parry)
Warning: This story contains SPOILERS for DWJ's Howl's Moving Castle, which should be read before this fanfiction is attempted.

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Tired of multi-fandom RPGs? [18 Oct 2007|02:34pm]

Me, too. That's why we created sakura_koukou.

Welcome to Sakura Koukou. It houses all grades, from elementary through high school. This cliche school in a cliche town is known for its drama. Visitors to the school have left it amazed at how much like a shoujo manga it is. And indeed, that is what it is.

This multi-fandom school RPG welcomes all fandoms, but with one catch: this is a shoujo only game. High school love story; magical girl; forbidden love; insane, off-the-wall predicaments. If it's shoujo, we welcome it with open arms. Anything else? That's what canon RPGs are for!

Rules and characters // Applications
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Mmm... Gareth [06 May 2007|11:33pm]

Hello all! I was just sitting around pondering something I'm sure everyone here has thought of. If someone were to make a live-action version of Howl's Moving Castle, who would play each character? Most importantly, who would play Howl? Well, thanks to my new favourite BBC show, Torchwood, I have become familiarized with a few more Welsh actors (because Howl MUST be Welsh. Come on). Then one day it hit me, why not my favourite Torchwood receptionist pretty-boy, Gareth David-Lloyd.

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A Woman True and Fair - Chapter 25 [20 Mar 2007|10:32pm]

[ mood | full ]

Happy Vernal Equinox, everyone.
I know it's been a while. If you need a refresher, chapter 24 is here.

Characters this chapter: Howl, Neil Parry, Miss Angorian, Sophie, Michael, Calcifer
Rating: PG

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Thanks to those patient few who've stuck with me.

Cross-posted to movingcastle and howl_fans.
Apologies to those who see this more than once.

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Heartbreaker [21 Jan 2007|08:47pm]


I'm new to this community and to Livejournal, and I come bearing a short bit of writing. It's a ten-years-later sort of thing, born of a momentary fancy of what Howl would do with a daughter who turns out to be a heartbreaker just like her father. I might elaborate on the idea at a later date, but for now simply read and let me know what you think.

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Aftermath is done (I think) [18 Jan 2007|04:08pm]

I've re-edited and posted the final version (barring glaring errors or really cool ideas from reviewers) on both sites.  I want to thank all the reviewers who have given me fantastic feedback!  I'm always learning and that's what makes writing so fun.   I hope to have some of my original fic up on my lj, so if you want to keep up with anything I'm doing, you can check  there from time to time or friend me.

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Aftermath - Last chapter up [12 Jan 2007|03:41pm]

Last chapter is up and both sites are updated.  I'll need to do a full edit at some point and then I'll call this one complete.  Whew!   Did anyone want a full version posted here or is everyone cool checking it out at ff.net?  For anyone interested in the Welsh bits, I especially recommend the website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/welshathome/

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New Update to Aftermath [08 Jan 2007|09:01pm]

On ff.net.  Should only be one more chapter.  I hope to go back through it and correct some errors as well as add language translations per chapter as needed.  I don't know if anyone else has been having trouble, but I'm only now getting new chapter alerts for some stories and a ff.net pm from someone to beta a story from back in December.  Go figure.
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Introduction [31 Dec 2006|09:24pm]

Hello!  I've recently gotten addicted to Howl's Moving Castle and Diana Wynne Jones' other works as well.  First I saw the anime, then read HMC, then some fan fics and then Castle in the Air and now I'm trying to read anything I can get my hands on. 

Not sure of the protocol here, but I have a story ongoing on fanfic.net.   Should I repost here or just link?  Is there a preference or regular system?  The story's almost concluded, I have a few chapters to go and then it needs some revisions as I re-read HMC and find I've put in errors by confusing the anime and book.  Should I post the finished work here?  I'd love critiques, either here or on the other sites.
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er ... hi? [29 Dec 2006|01:01am]

[ mood | nervous ]

*peeks in a bit nervously and takes a deep breath*

Well. Since I made it over here, I thought I'd better say hi and see how it goes. So.

I'm shiiki, as is probably obvious from that little user name on the right. I'm quite new to Howl's Moving Castle, having first watched the movie a little while ago and only read the book a week before Christmas. I have to say, though, I fell instantly in love with all of it, so much so that I started Googling it and found this little community here!

A bit more about me: I'm a first-year Accountancy student at university; an athlete as well (my sport is sailing) and generally my fandom (in which I read and write and beta) is Harry Potter. I'm quite excited about coming to the HMC part, though, and I'd love to read more HMC fics, so if anyone can recommend some, that'd be great!

Well, that's about it. :)

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[fanfiction] A Woman True and Fair - Chapter 24 [24 Dec 2006|04:39pm]

[ mood | mellow ]

Happy Christmas to those who observe it.
I hope to update more frequently from now on.

Characters this chapter: Howl, Calcifer, Lettie, Mrs. Fairfax
Rating: PG

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[18 Dec 2006|05:48pm]

[ mood | good ]

Hey, has anyone checked out the sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, 'Castle in the Air?' I actually just found out that it was donated to our library a couple days ago. o_o I snatched it up pretty fast, lol. It was a decent book. Although it has nothing on the first one, and the protagonist is from a land far from Ingary. And then there's the small fact that we don't get to see Howl and company until near the end. But, neglecting those facts, it was a nice book. Sweet ending. ^_^ I'd recommend picking it up, if you haven't before.

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