As some of you already know, I tend to hang around on the OCD spectrum, for better (often) and worse (sometimes). I spend a lot of time putting things in order and making lists and plans and FINISHING ALL THE THINGS, because I HAVE TO FINISH ALL THE THINGS
, DAMMIT! I'm a completist, what can I say?
One of the things I felt compelled to finish this year was trope_bingo
, Round 3.
The premise of trope_bingo
is that you receive a bingo card listing a random assortment of common fanfic tropes. Your goal is to make a bingo by writing fics (or doing art, vids, fanmixes, etc.) featuring the tropes in a given line. Any fandom is fine. While creating one or several bingos is the ideal, you can qualify for each annual round just by filling one single square on the card during the calendar year of the fest. I signed up for a 2014 card last January
because it sounded like fun. But between RL and fandom commitments and my general laziness and procrastination, I didn't manage anything close to a bingo. In fact, I didn't manage to write a single trope_bingo
But as I say, I'm a completist, and my failure weighed on me. I kept intending to dash off at least one fic before the year ended, but being the procrastinator that I am (it's a veritable art form with me), I put it off and didn't manage to start writing until 6:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Still, I thought, six hours should be plenty of time.
Except that I didn't really have six hours, what with Uncle coming for tea and then our NYE plans for Peking Duck.
Thus I actually had about two and a half hours to write. Okay, maybe just two, if you subtract time spent sipping a little restorative. But I pulled something together nonetheless, using the tropes of "bets/wagers" and "kidfic." To me, these options immediately said "Snape and McGonagall." I managed to post the thing with ten minutes to spare before the big ball dropped in Times Square.
So I've actually qualified for the next round of Trope Bingo! I'm not even sure I'll try the next round (since I had such spectacular success with this one /g/), but I like to keep my options open. Plus, um. . .completist. Yeah.
Anyway, if you think you'll enjoy a piece of implausible Snape!fluff written in two hours, then read on! Title:
Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape, Neville Longbottom, OC; (background Minerva/Severus and Hannah/Neville).Rating:
Kidfic (I know, me writing kidfic. Can you fathom it??)Summary:
Severus loses a bet to Minerva.~ ~ ~ ~ ~( Imp )