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Reveals have occurred at [info]daily_deviant's Banging Birthday fest, and I can lay claim to my story, written to an excellent prompt from [ profile] songquake. When I saw "sapiosexuality" (being sexually aroused by intelligence) as a requested kink and "Minerva/Hermione" as a pairing option, I knew I'd found the prompt I wanted.

Now tbh, I don't think Minerva and Hermione would ever have a sexual relationship. But I always enjoy stories that make me say, "no, this would never happen. But if it DID happen, it would happen just like this." So that's the effect I tried to achieve here. I'm rather pleased with how the fic turned out; I hope you will be, too.

(Oh, and it turns out that my lovely Minerva/Severus gift, Adversaries and Anniversaries, was written by the always-excellent [ profile] purplefluffycat. Thank you, my dear!)

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Title: Sesquipedalia
Author: [ profile] kellychambliss
Characters/Pairings: Hermione Granger/Minerva McGonagall, Parvati Patil, Ron Weasley, OCs
Rating: NC-17
Kinks/Themes Included: sapiosexuality
Other Content: cross-gen
Word Count: ~7000
Summary/Description: The story of Hermione Granger's relationship with Minerva McGonagall is polysyllabic.
Notes: Many thanks to both of my excellent betas, [ profile] therealsnape and Boadicea12.

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Sesquipedalia )
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This story was my entry in the 2012 [info]minerva_fest. I thoroughly enjoyed writing Neville.

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Title: Life, Love, and the Headmistress
Author: [ profile] kellychambliss
Rating: PG
Word Count: 10,400
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Neville Longbottom, Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, Pomona Sprout, Augusta Longbottom, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Hannah Abbott
Summary: Neville Longbottom joins the Hogwarts staff as a "junior instructor in Herbology" and finds himself thinking about life, love, and Minerva McGonagall.
Warnings: none
Author's Notes: As always, [ profile] therealsnape, my best and wisest of betas, has improved this story wonderfully. Thank you, dear!

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Life, Love, and the Headmistress )
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The Hermione Big Bang fest ([info]hermionebigbang) has gone live -- 45 stories, a host of art, over one million (yes, that's 1,000,000) words.  It looks to have been an amazingly complex fest to mount, and I admire the mods no end for handling it so well.  They've done such a fine job.  Go check out the stories:  you'll be reading happily for months.

My entry is called "Storytelling," and you can find it here.  It's Minerva/Hermione  and Minerva/Other Canon Character (sorry to be coy about it, but the identity is a small surprise.)   Yes, I've written a Minerva-centered fic.  I know you're surprised.

And there's artwork!  The story is wonderfully illustrated by the incomparable [info]la_dissonance,[info]cathybites, and[info]ghot.  Even if you don't read the fic, check out the art.

At 27,500 words, this story is the longest I've ever written.  It was quite an undertaking, and I couldn't have done it without the amazingly thorough, insightful, and careful help provided by the best betas ever: [info]therealsnape  and[info]mountainmoira.  They both read the full draft twice and improved it mightily each time.  (My friends, if this fic does not suck, it is all because of you!  I hope you know just how much I appreciate your hard work and your support and especially your friendship.)

And many thanks, too, to my cheerleader   \o/    [info]lilmisblack

Interestingly, my story appears to be the only piece of femmeslash submitted to the Big Bang (I think there are some shorter f/f stories in the "Phase 1" section, which includes fics written specifically for pieces of art.)

The only disappointing thing is that I don't think the authors will get many reviews.  Unless I'm confused (always a strong possibility), there's no way to comment or review at the actual story page(s) on the HBB archive (where all the stories are housed). To comment after you finish reading, you have to go back to the [info]hermionebigbang  LJ community, and there's no link to the that community from the story archive.  So anyone who wants to comment has to find their own way back to the LJ site (multiple back-clicks, I guess).  But I think the process will take more dedication than the average reader has; I doubt many will bother.  (Hell, on FFN, most readers won't even leave a review when all they have to do is click on a review button at the end of the story.)   But still, I can at least keep track of how many times someone opens the HBB fic, which is a nice feature.

I'm looking forward to a lot of fun reading.



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