Grazhir :: Harry Potter :: The Nightmare Before Bedtime :: Story Detail

The Nightmare Before Bedtime

HP/OC Status: Complete
Sequel: No
Snapshots: No
Span: 21 August - 12 September 2006
Post Mortem: No
Additional Pairings: —

Summary: In which the author parodies herself in a self-insertion masterpiece after spending too much time reading over at Live Journal’s babb_chronicles, deleterius, and pottersues.

Spoilers: (Anything that might be relevant.)

Warnings: (Nope, not telling.)

Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by J. K. Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Notes: It is a sad, sad thing for a mind to go to waste. Likewise, occasionally an idea erupts from the bog and demands to be paid attention to. So, in a masterful combination of current (as of 14 Aug 2006) entries into my own Live Journal (sorted by the tag “idiocy”) and a great deal of fanciful exploratory trips into the imagination, a story is born, not unlike many seen at various archives around the internet.

(Oh, and I admit, I sort of feel like I’m channeling Mina de Malfois in some instances, but that’s probably just because we’re so much alike. Well, except for the less than self-aware bits.)

The title comes from the fact that I thought up the original scene just prior to an attempt at sleeping (an activity I failed at for hours due to a delicate stomach).

I may have to commit pseuicide before this is all over. Pray for me.


“The Sue! It burns! And, of course, I mean that in the best, most complimentary way possible. Such blatant self-insertion shouldn’t be so amusing... but it is.” — Some Random Reviewer

“That... I shouldn’t like this sue so much... but dammit.” — MsDuck

“Great story. Snape-ish humour worthy of worship. The best self-insertion ever.” — BC