Just a quick note to anyone who is looking for more "In Loco Parentis," that part 3 is beta'ed, but ffnet is not being so cooperative about letting me upload and format it for the site. Since I am starting to have real doubts about the wisdom of this experiment, and I am second (third? sixth?) guessing myself horribly, I am kind of taking it as an omen. But if I can get things to work, I'll post it as soon as I can.
Good weekend with the lad, he has the holiday off today, and tomorrow he will be in Regular (not Special Ed) classes. We'll see how that works, putting him in with friends as opposed to charming boys who, I have noticed, are in the office after school for detention Every Single Day. And, does anyone remember Calvin and Hobbes? Remember Moe, the first grader who shaves? And beats Calvin up for his lunch money? Yes, one of my son's tormentors looks Just Like Him.
While ffnet is not being nice to me, it's apparently let zeegrindylows
through with a new epic in progress-- check it out: De Profundis
. A promising start. And a heck of a title.
Another one I've been following that's excellent: Never Say Remember
. Two universes, one with the Harry and Snape we know, one where Harry's mother didn't die, but suffered a horrible curse that affects her memory, and where Snape has married her and adopted Harry. I'm not doing the thoughtful presentation and characterization, the intriguing premise, and the beautiful writing justice. Give it a read; you won't be sorry. The author profile says it's complete and being posted regularly as it gets a final polish. Assuming ffnet cooperates.
I've sent a message to tech support, but if anyone has advice on getting ffnet to play nicely, let me know.
Or maybe I should scrap the story and start over....