Lauren Fairweather
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This is a very esoteric question, but I was wondering what you do to keep your joy and geekery and childlike wonder alive? All of what you do and create reminds me so much of 2009-era geekdom - creativity and community and stories that made us feel understood and helped us find others like us. I guess my question is this: how do you personally hold on to that and still move forward being present in 2018 without becoming disillusioned by negativity, the pressures of adulthood, and sometimes just the world in general?


Lauren Fairweather responded on 02/25/2019
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I love geek fandom and I have since I was 13 years old, so I've just made the decision to stay involved with it as I've grown up. I continue to go to conventions and wizard rock concerts, I keep creating things inspired by the stories I love (music, youtube videos, crafts), and I stay active online and in touch with friends I've made through it. I've found that a big part of adulthood is deciding which things are worth dividing my time between and for me, fandom is among them. It's just a matter of making sure it stays a part of my life and in many ways, fandom is what helps me to get through negativity and dealing with the world in general.

There are still many of us out here working hard to create and cultivate fandom community spaces if you'd like to jump back in!

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Could you try making harry potter house plushies?


Lauren Fairweather responded on 02/25/2019
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I do make Harry Potter house plushies! They sell out pretty regularly, especially the Hufflepuff ones, so not all of them are in stock at my Etsy shop. I have a few lion plushies and one snake plushie left though! http://fairweatherfriends.etsy.com

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Could you make Harry Potter house plushies?


Lauren Fairweather responded on 09/08/2018
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I did! They just sell really quickly and I'm out of them at the moment. Keep an eye on my Etsy shop, and if you want to, send my shop an Etsy message to let me know which you're hoping for and I can send you a message back when they're available again.

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What title do you prefer for the first HP book?


Lauren Fairweather responded on 06/22/2018
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I mean, Nicholas Flamel is a philosopher, not really a sorceror. It's annoying that they thought the US audience wouldn't think it sounds exciting enough.

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Husband?


Lauren Fairweather responded on 03/23/2018
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Wife?

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I want to start my own Etsy shop and make my own plushies. No one I know can help because they don't know how. How should I get started? I'm only in high school so is this a good idea or should I wait?


Lauren Fairweather responded on 06/26/2017
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I'd recommend reading articles on Etsy's seller handbook! They're a great place to learn about running an etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/

As far as being in high school goes, here are Etsy's rules regarding minors (if you're under 18). https://www.etsy.com/help/article/127

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How do i get the harry potter's velintines day card's chard?


Lauren Fairweather responded on 06/26/2017
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Are you asking how to get the template to print out for the Valentines? There's a link in the video description to the pattern. Here it is! http://www.laurenfairweather.com/wp-cont...

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OK I have this Medium sized Brown Pit-bull / Lab mix that I want to make a costume for, I want to make her one of those young Pale Horses from the Harry Potter books. Any recommendations on how to make wings for her?


Lauren Fairweather responded on 03/12/2017
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Actually, yes! My friend Jennifer made these bat wings for her dog in a tutorial on her youtube channel, and I bet you could just use a different color and adjust the shape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn9QEF9e...

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Out of curiosity. How long does it normally take you to make your items, DIY's and stuff like that? (Examples: Plushies, necklaces, ETC)


Lauren Fairweather responded on 01/29/2017
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Totally depends on the project and how long I've been making it! Some crafts I can make in 15-20 minutes, some take hours. Plushies take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours each depending on how big or detailed they are. Over time, I get a little faster if it's a project I've made a bunch of times. I tend to work slower when it's my first or second time making something.

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What's the difference between your solo music and your Moaning Myrtles music? I used to be a huge fan of the Moaning Myrtles but then I sort of lapsed, and recently I wanted to get back into it and so I googled your music, and it looks like most of it is by yourself?


Lauren Fairweather responded on 11/28/2016
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Yes! The Moaning Myrtles is mostly piano-based music from the perspective of Moaning Myrtle, written by me and Nina Jankowicz. My solo music (Lauren Fairweather) is mostly acoustic guitar music written and performed by me about a wider variety of topics from lots of perspectives, including my own. Sometimes, I'll bring in friends of mine to perform using additional instruments, but it's usually just me.

You can hear all of my solo music at http://laurenfairweather.bandcamp.com see all of my upcoming show information at http://www.laurenfairweather.com/shows and I post lots of video content, including music videos, at http://youtube.com/laurenfairweather