May 19, 2021
I, “Squibstress,” am the sole author of this website. “Squibstress,” is (in case you haven’t figured it out) a pen name under which I write and talk about fiction–specifically fanfiction. Specifically, Harry Potter fanfiction. Weird, but there it is.
Because I am generally a coward, I have purchased a template from An Actual Attorney to create the long legal disclaimer, which you’re free to read below, but here are the basics in human language:
I created this website as a public service to provide entertainment and information on various topics, especially, writing, editing, and stuff related to Harry Potter. Although I try my best to get it all right, you shouldn’t take anything you read here as professional advice. Everything here is only my personal opinion.
I swear. As in, I use “salty” language. If the occasional f-bomb offends you, proceed at your own risk.
Also, some of my stories contain things some people prefer not to read about, like sex and violence. The page for each individual story notes the general rating of the story, and the description of each story on each site contains content warnings for certain elements like graphic violence, non-consensual sex, abuse, or self-harm.
I don’t warn specifically for homosexual relationships; if you’re bothered by The Gay, maybe skip stories that list a same-sex pairing in the description. I can’t promise that you won’t run across the mention of background same-sex pairings in any story, but if the mere mention of queerness is a problem for you, then you probably aren’t the audience for my work and should look elsewhere for your Harry Potter fanfiction needs.
Oh, and just so you know, I support trans people. JKR can go fuck herself.
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I sometimes use quotations from reviews of my work to promote my stories. These are always quoted verbatim, with a minimum of editing for brevity. If you disagree with any of these reviews, well … there’s no accounting for taste.
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My Harry Potter fanfiction is based on characters and settings created by J. K. Rowling. All recognizable characters, settings, and plot elements are copyright © J. K. Rowling.
The author believes this work falls within the scope of the Fair Use Doctrine as a transformative work. For more information, see the Organization for Transformative Works.
Ok. Here comes the long legal disclaimer.
Squibstress (“I” or “me) provides general educational information on various topics on this website as a public service, which should not be construed as professional, financial, realestate, tax or legal advice. These are my personal opinions only.
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