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This Week: Big Picture )

Two Weeks: My Picture )

So, I'm home now, AND. . .all my papers are graded for the moment. Yes, we're all flying along to hell on the Muggle equivalent of a Gringott's cart, but there are a few nice times to be had along the way.
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[community profile] hp_halloween, that most fun of Halloween drabble fests, is back for its fourteenth run.

I love this fest -- you'll find everything from spooky horror to sexy comedy, rare pairs and popular pairs, slash and het and gen, young characters and old ones.

So stop what you're doing and go sign up. It's only 200 words. You can manage 200 Halloween-themed words.

Sign up here on DW


Sign up here on LJ.

Here's my entry from last year -- On Silent Haunches, written for [personal profile] iselima. I overdid it on the alliteration, I see, but at least it's atmospheric!


Sep. 26th, 2017 11:56 pm
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Tagged by [personal profile] alisanne -- Fun meme time!

Ten Favorite Characters from Ten Different Fandoms

1. Minerva McGonagall -- Harry Potter (yeah, I know you're shocked. Shocked!)
2. Captain Kathryn Janeway -- Star Trek: Voyager
3. Victoria Barkley -- The Big Valley
4. Christine Cagney -- Cagney and Lacey
5. Glinda -- The Wizard of Oz (1939 version, not Wicked)
6. Lady Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham -- Downton Abbey
7. Margaret Pynchon, Lou Grant
8. Captain Benjamin Sisko -- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
9. Baldrick -- Black Adder
10. Lady Catherine deBourgh -- Pride and Prejudice

I tag -- anyone who thinks they'd enjoy doing this.
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Since I just can't with this terrifying and insane world, I am choosing to spend time in the HP world instead, where the madness of a magic snake-man with a fragmented soul seems positively rational compared to the current madness of the Muggles.

And luckily for us all, some great things are afoot in HP fandom the days.

1. First and foremost -- the wonderful [personal profile] sisi_rambles has made a glorious podfic of my Millicent Bulstrode story "Hopeless". You can listen to it at the always-enjoyable [info]hp_podfic_fest, which just finished posting. As always, Sisi does an excellent job of capturing characters' voices and of pacing and emphasizing the lines just exactly as they sound in my head. Give it a try and leave Sisi some lovely feedback.

2. Next -- [info]snapecase is back!

Snape Showcase
[info]snapecase: Celebrating Severus Snape throughout his ages!

I hope I'll have time to participate this year.

3. Finally, Salt and Pepper Fest is back, too!

So glad the due date isn't until February, when the holiday deadlines will be long behind us.

4. And of course, that most delectable of Yule parties, [info]hoggywartyxmas.
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Happy birthday, dear [personal profile] lash_larue!

The scorpions hope you have a great day, and so do I!
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It's holiday fest sign-up time in HP fandom! And two of my favorite fests are running again:

[community profile] hoggywartyxmas -- The best party you'll ever attend, bar none. The mod posts alone are worth the price of admission.

Sign-ups are here.

There are still spaces left, but who knows for how long? [personal profile] alisanne? [personal profile] delphipsmith? [personal profile] dreamy_dragon73? [profile] mmadfan? [personal profile] dueltastic? [profile] _hannelore? [personal profile] pauraque? [personal profile] katmarajade? [personal profile] teddyradiator? [personal profile] squibstress? [profile] cranky__crocus? All you people I'm sadly forgetting? Hie yourselves over there.

Also, the lovely, low-pressure [profile] mini_fest is also open for sign-ups. Holiday comfort and cheer galore -- like these delightful banners, made from some of last year's best entries:

Christmas at Hogwarts. . .I really need it this year. So glad these fests are back.
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Here's my entry for this year's [profile] wand_in_a_knot fest. The premise is really fun: each participant gets "tagged" by a previous participant and given a prompt. We then have 24 hours to create a story or art with an R or NC-17 rating. Any characters, any kink. So basically insta-porn. It's a really enjoyable challenge.

My prompt came from [personal profile] mywitch:

You're the picture of the devil's daughter,
I'm a pitcher of holy water.

I flung angels and devils and holy water up into the air, and they fell down as this story.

Title: The Devil Wears Tartan
Author: [personal profile] kelly_chambliss
Pairing /Character: Pomona Sprout/Minerva McGonagall
Summary: Pomona Sprout's relationship with Minerva McGonagall is a religious experience.
Rating: R
Word count: 1425

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Devil Wears Tartan )
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Several fun HP things have been going on lately, so it's high time for an update.

In terms of my own fanfic writing, I've been a horrible slacker for the last few months, but I did participate in one fest, [profile] wand_in_a_knot; I'll post my story here later.

I'm way behind in reading (as in, haven't done any yet) for this fest and for [community profile] femmefest, but I hope to remedy that problem soon. I do have one rec for you, though, from the pen of the talented [personal profile] lash_larue. A hot, angsty, character-driven bit of MM/SS. Who could ask for more?

Atonement by [personal profile] lash_larue -- (Severus Snape/Minerva McGonagall; NC-17; D/s, S & M)
Summary: Sometimes wants and needs collide.

And in case you missed it last month, the always-excellent [personal profile] shadowycat drew a delectably romantic artwork that will warm the heart of any OLSB member (and anyone [like me] with a long-hair kink. SC always does fabulous hair).

To Touch You by [personal profile] shadowycat -- (Minerva McGonagall/Poppy Pomfrey; PG-13)

Speaking of the Old Lady Smut Brigade, I'd like to introduce a new flist member: [profile] tallulahdarling, a lover of Minerva/Rolanda. I plan to send her a big ol' rec list soon, so if you have any favorites you think she shouldn't miss, just let me know. Welcome, Tallulah! (Named for La Bankhead, I'm assuming?)
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No, actually, what the world needs now is a miracle. But while we're waiting, a little anesthesia in the form of fandom won't come amiss.

Let's start with presents! The ever-wonderful [personal profile] tjs_whatnot wrote me a lovely McGonagall/Hooch story as part of the [community profile] daily_deviant Birthday fest. I'm embarrassed to say, though, that somehow I missed the email notification that the story had been posted, and I didn't read it for over a month. So sorry, dear TJ!

But the rest of you don't have to wait; you can enjoy this lovely, well-characterized bit of OLS right now:

Title: Fantasy
Author: [personal profile] tjs_whatnot
Pairing: Minerva McGonagall/Rolanda Hooch
Rating: NC-17

Fantasy, Part 1

Fantasy, Part 2

Fantasy, Part 3

My own contribution to the Birthday Fest was posted pretty late in the game (what? me procrastinate?) so I don't think anyone noticed it. It's a rather dark and not-pleasant bit of Hermione/Pansy, and I link it here for posterity.

This was the prompt:
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Pansy/Hermione, Pansy/Ginny, Narcissa/Pansy
Kink(s): Dub-con groping
Anti-Kink(s) (AKA Squicks): SPEW, a fluffy ending for this one
Prompt: Character A takes advantage of a power dynamic and things slooowly escalate.

Like a Statue, Part 1

Like a Statue, Part 2

What can I say? My mind is in an ugly place these days.

These few words are all I've managed to write since [community profile] hoggywartyxmas ended. But I've signed up for [profile] wand_in_a_knot, hoping that I can stir up at least a tiny bit of creativity in the form of insta-porn. And I have it on good authority that [community profile] hoggywartyxmas will be back for another year! OMG, do we need it.

Peace out, loveys.
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Want to do your part to heat up the planet without actually giving the finger to the Paris Accord and the future of the earth?

Then sign up for [profile] wand_in_a_knot! See how much HP porn you can write in 24 hours.

Sign-ups are limited to 30 spaces, and they are going fast, fast, fast! Don't dither if you're interested. Leave your name here.

I did this fest last year and had an absolute blast staying up all night to write a McGonagall/Snape/Moody threesome.
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Wow, has it really been over a month since I last posted? I very much fear so. What with final exams and graduation and going to visit my brother in the House of No Internet and packing up to spend the summer in NYC, May is always crazy for me -- precious little time for fannish fun. For instance, every year I swear I am going to participate in [community profile] hp_may_madness, and every year I fail to submit so much as a single entry.

But. . .all the grading, ceremony-ing, packing, and traveling has been completed, and now I am lazing about in NYC while Partner is at work. It's very chilly, damp, and cloudy in NY today, which is a-okay by me; it will be a simmering hot hell soon enough.

So what have I been up to? Here's the litany, broken down into easy-to-skip chronological chunks:

May in Rural Hamlet )

The House of No Internet and Points Local )

New York City and Points North )

Now that the holiday weekend is over, I'll draw up a schedule for academic work, and I want to get back to fandom, too. Look for a fannish post soon.


Apr. 3rd, 2017 06:22 pm
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Anyone know the implications of this new Livejournal user agreement we're being asked to agree to? I'm sort of reluctant to click "yes" until I know what powers I'm giving to the Russian overlords. I looked around online for some details or explanations, but didn't find anything other than LJ's own posts.


For Me!

Mar. 31st, 2017 10:16 pm
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Over at [community profile] daily_deviant, the 11th Birthday comment fest is going on, and I have been lucky enough to receive two wonderful presents.

My first prompt: "Minerva/Severus: When a Slytherin student misbehaves, the Head of Gryffindor makes sure that the Head of Slytherin pays an appropriate penance. Likewise, when a Gryffindor student misbehaves, the Head of Slytherin seeks payment from the Head of Gryffindor.

A student has misbehaved."

[personal profile] mywitch drew a hot and clever response. Magical bondage, mmmm.

Title Misbehaving Gryffindors
Artist: [personal profile] mywitch
Rating: Definitely not work-safe.

My second prompt: "Alastor Moody, Minerva/anyone except Sybill, Albus, Molly, or current students. Their romantic relationship is over, but Alastor still has a thing for Minerva. He knows he shouldn't, but he can't resist checking out her private life with his magic eye."

This response came from the excellent [personal profile] dexstarr, who just recently returned to HP fandom from a hiatus, and am I glad she did! Such a well-characterized, poignant, bittersweet, loving fic written thoroughly and with nuance in just two short IJ comment-spaces.

Title: "Standing at the Edge"

Part I
Part II

Author: [personal profile] dexstarr
Characters: Alastor Moody, Minerva/Rolanda
Rating: R
Word Count: 894
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The Salt-and-Pepper Fest is going on at [community profile] hp_goldenage. I love reading stories about the HP characters in their so-called golden years, and as usual, this year's fest offers quite a few gems. Check these out:

The Full Measure of Time by Anonymous
A well-characterized story that acknowledges the losses of age without losing the pleasures of living.

An Open Book by Anonymous
(Severus and Minerva)
A thoroughly-enjoyable look how cleverly (and snarkily) Hogwarts might be run if Minerva were headmistress and Severus were her deputy.

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Anonymous
Older now, Ginny loves her home, and after you read this story, you will, too.
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A few days ago, I posted some recs from the excellent [community profile] snapecase. Well, reveals came out today, and guess what? Three of the four stories I recced were written by the same person! [profile] ms_anthrop, a writer who is new to me (but I'm glad I found her). Obviously, I'm consistent in the kind of writing I like.

Also, I recently received three extremely detailed, kind, thoughtful reviews on AO3 -- really made my week. There are few things more dear to my writer's heart than thoughtful feedback. I don't get much response to my AO3 stuff, so these lovely out-of-the-blue comments were like a little lottery win.
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I've finally caught up with reading/viewing at the excellent [community profile] snapecase fest, and I must say, it's a feast of fine writing and art. I've never seen so many well-written, thoughtful examinations of Severus's childhood, youth, and relationships with his parents. I like stories in which Tobias and Eileen are presented with nuance and complexity, not just as cardboard abusers/victims. And we've got those fics in spades here.

Here are some of my favorites:


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This bit of comic porn was my entry for this year's Kinky Kristmas fest at [community profile] daily_deviant. The prompter was the kind-and-wildly-talented [personal profile] mywitch,who asked for "Snape, by himself (thinking about: Surprise Me!)," with the kinks/themes of "wanking, getting caught" and a mood of "humorous and dirty." Her prompt was "candy cane."

I immediately had this vision of Snape sprawled on his sofa, cane (and other things) in hand, and this fic is the result. No redeeming social value whatsover. Just a whole lotta wankin' goin' on.

Title: From a Baby
From: [personal profile] kelly_chambliss
Characters/Pairings: Severus Snape/His Hand Plus Other Useful Tools. Appearances by Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Pomona Sprout, Rolanda Hooch, Filius Flitwick, Argus Filch, assorted students.
Rating: NC-17
Kinks/Themes Included: wanking, watching
Other Warnings/Content: misuse of magical artefacts
Word Count: ~2500
Summary/Description: Bertie Botts helps Severus Snape get into the Yuletide spirit.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to that most excellent of betas, [personal profile] therealsnape.

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From a Baby )
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This story was my entry for the 2016 [community profile] hoggywartyxmas fest. I've always wanted to write about Tom, the landlord of the Leaky Cauldron, and I really enjoyed looking at the magical world through his eyes.

Title: So Bracing
Author: [personal profile] kelly_chambliss
Characters: Tom of the Leaky Cauldron, Hannah Abbott, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, with cameos from Argus Filch, the Giant Squid, and a cheeky mirror
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~9300
Summary: "Oh, there's a lot to be seen and learnt in a pub," Tom said. "Like a textbook of life, a pub is."

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So Bracing )
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Several of you had asked for the Young Man's beef stew recipe.

You can find it here.



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