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September 19th, 2017

Transfiguration Tempest

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Title: Transfiguration Tempest
Author: [info]alisanne
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter, Minerva McGonagall.
Challenge: Written for [info]harry100's prompt 320: Transfiguration
Rating: PG-13
Length: 100 x 3
Warnings: Silliness.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

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September 18th, 2017

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I've been really grumpy this weekend.

Sebastian peed in our closet also so that's four places he peed that's not a litter box in two days.

Since he's not my cat he's been banned from our room and I'm keeping the door shut.

Our cat is the only one allowed in.

And our AC is broken again...

So I've just been going around grumpy all weekend.

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The Daily Snitch - Weekend Edition, September 17, 2017

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Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Beatrice Grove, Literary Allusion in The Cuckoo's Calling - Part 2: Tennyson's "Ulysses".
• Robert Galbraith's Strike to return to BBC in 2018 in Career of Evil.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• MinaLima, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (graphic design): Q & A: Telling Stories Through Design.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Everything we know about Fantastic Beasts [2] so far: Plot Hints and Cast News.

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 210 (due on or before September 23): "free for all" prompts for four years of [info]hogwarts365.
• @introvert-club posted Wolfstar Prompt # 20: Magic Shows and Circus Theatrics

Communities:
[info]hp_nextgen_fest posted a reminder that submission for the Next Generation Fest are due in one month on October 16th.
[info]slythindor100 announced their community affiliation with [info]adventchallenge.
[info]sceasleycest announced the December Fest for Scorpius Malfoy and the Wesleys. Prompting is open!
[info]sceasleycest announced their community affiliation with [info]adventchallenge.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]hp_drizzle posted the Weekly Round-up Two.
[info]hogwarts365 posted the Prompt # 209 Masterlist.

Editor's Choice Rec:
[podfic] The Evil Devil Child and the Perfect Gift read by [info]semperfiona, written by [info]who_la_hoop (Albus/Scorpius, Al/Scorpius/Draco, Harry/Scorpius, Harry/Draco | NC-17 | 1:50:27 hours)
Summary: When Scorpius Malfoy – Legilimens-extraordinaire, perfect son and all-round kinky little bastard – discovers that his father harbours a certain fantasy involving Harry Potter, a submissive attitude and a priceless antique dining table, he sets out to make his father's dreams come true. And if succeeding in his mission involves putting up with a naked, willing Albus Severus? Well, that's a price that Scorpius will just have to pay.

Fandom Recs:
[info]toblass recced Severus Snape art (gen).
[info]themightyflynn recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).
[info]rosevalleynb recced a Petunia Evans Dursley, Harry Potter, Dudley Dursley gen fic (PG).
[personal profile] chantefable recced a Draco Malfoy/Rose Weasley remix fic (PG-13).

Resources:
• The SS/HP Prophet from September 9 to 16.

Archive News:
• OTW: Transcript for the 10th Anniversary Chat with authors Christina Lauren and Catherine Roach.
• OTW: Transcript for the 10th Anniversary Chat with authors Seanan McGuire and Martha Wells about "Fantasy and Fandom".

Essay/Meta:
• Sarah Galley wrote Harry Potter: A Beginner's Guide to Evaluating Authority. (Barnes & Noble Blog)

Searches:
[info]accio_hd_fics posted a search for your favourite mpreg fics.
[info]dailysnitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

September 17th, 2017

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September 16th, 2017

Fantastic Beasts

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Title: Fantastic Beasts
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt.
Word Count: 100 x 8
Rating: NC-17
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 708: Snape's Library - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
This is part Twenty of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and [info]emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

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SSHP Prophet for September 9 - September 16

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SSHP Prophet for September 9 - September 16

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One Shots
[x] Chrmisha: A Veritaserum Story [Unrated]
[x] Generally_Madness: TV in a Bar [G]
[x] Rantipo1e: Basilisk [Mature]
[x] Rantipo1e: Perchance to Dream [Mature]
[x] Rantipo1e: Sight Unseen [Mature]

Completed Chapter Fic
[x] Onkoona: All beneath the Full Moon - Chapter 8/8 [Explicit]
[x] perverse_idyll: Warm - Part 2/2 [NC-17]

Works In Progress
[x] 99Blackpanther99: It could be a lot of fun or a great big disaster - Chapter 33/? [Explicit]
[x] Acherona and Trulywicked: Blood Quill Consequences - Chapter 16/? [Explicit]
[x] Atheandra: A free world - Chapter 1/? [Teen]
[x] Blacksky92: Of Christmas's Past - Chapter 5/? [Explicit]
[x] Blacksky92: Sacred Parchment - Chapter 25/? [Explicit][Chan]
[x] Chuksha: Turn!Turn!Turn! - Chapter 5/? [Explicit]
[x] Drwritermom: Embracing his Inner Snake - A Parselmouth Snarrody - Chapter 17/? [Teen]
[x] Elvirakitties: A Flower Can Be A Weed - Chapter 2/? [Teen]
[x] Elvirakitties: Be Careful of What You Wish For - Chapter 10/? [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: Hogwarts Playground - Chapter 4/? [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: Lions VS Snakes - Chapter 8/? [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: Nagini's Children - Chapter 3/? [Teen]
[x] Elvirakitties: No Way - Chapter 11/? [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: Plot Bunnies - Chapter 45/? [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: The Contract - Chapter 3/? [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: The Future - Chapter 8/? [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: Trouble With a Capital T - Chapter 2/? [Teen]
[x] Elvirakitties: We're Not Crazy, It's the Rest of the World - Chapter 5/? [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: What Is My Last Name? - Chapter 7/? [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: What if? - Chapter 11/? [Unrated]
[x] Genuka: Grey - Chapter 28/? [Explicit]
[x] Genuka: No Choice - Chapter 17/? [Mature]
[x] Gleas: Desert Flowers - Chapter 4/47 [Mature]
[x] Goldengirl1: Worse Than 3rd Year - Chapter 4/? [Mature]
[x] Hweianime: Be the Death of Me - Chapter 25/? [Explicit][Chan]
[x] Lilian: Harry boards a train - Chapter 4/? [Explicit]
[x] Lizzy0305: A Cup of Tea - Chapter 4/? [Explicit]
[x] LyraWinters: Feel Like Falling - Chapter 4/? [Teen]
[x] Nahiel: Feathers and Fireballs - Chapter 34/37 [Mature][Chan]
[x] Noenoe: Amid the Ruins - Chapter 10/? [Mature]
[x] NotTryingTooHard: Dangerous Liaisons - Chapter 4/? [Explicit]
[x] Quietier: Going Back - Chapter 4/? [Unrated]
[x] Sablesilverrain: Crusade - Chapter 9/? [Explicit][Chan]
[x] Sevvie_Harry: Come Over To The Dark Side - Chapter 12/? [Mature]
[x] SilverLightning: Scarred Souls - Chapter 9/? [Explicit]
[x] Slytherkins: A Crimson River - Chapter 61/? [Explicit]
[x] Snarry5evr: Carpe Diem - Chapter 12/? [Explicit]
[x] Sureves: Cheek - Chapter 6/? [Explicit]
[x] Sureves: Class Can Wait - Chapter 1/? [Explicit]
[x] ThunderPhoenix: Chemistry - Chapter 18/? [Mature][Chan]
[x] alisanne: News - Part of the Snarry Wisdom Series [PG-13]

Drabbles And Ficlets
[x] Allthegoodnamesaretakendammit: About the Boy [Teen]
[x] GallifreyGod: Cake? [Mature]
[x] MelindaGhost: Nightmares [Teen]
[x] Pekeleke: La Doulour Exquise [Unrated]
[x] torino10154: In Depth [NC-17]
[x] torino10154: Something Special [PG]

Art And Icons
[x] Anastasiamantihora: Salamander queen [PG]
[x] Anastasiamantihora: Summer and Winter [PG]
[x] Arboriss: Gift [Unrated]
[x] Barbaratp: Snarry Snowball [G]
[x] Jackiemakescomics: Snarry in the Rain [PG]
[x] Johny-and-mary: Under the cloak [Unrated]
[x] Leona-norten: Catch Me When I'm Falling [PG]
[x] Leona-norten: The loudest cry is Silence [R]
[x] Sandver: Music of Hodwarts [G]
[x] Stiles-24: Snarry [NC-17]

Miscellaneous
[x] Snape_Potter: Secret Snarry Swap signups close TOMORROW!
[x] snarry100: Has posted Challenge #594 - Moral

This Newsletter
[x] Send your Snape/Harry news to sshp.prophet@gmail.com!

Sexy White Socks

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Title: Sexy White Socks
Author: [info]alisanne
Rating: PG
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Ginny Weasley
Summary: Hermione thinks Ginny's there to yell, but she's there for other reasons.
Word Count: 730 (365 x 2)
Warnings: None.
A/N: Written for [info]hogwarts365's prompt # 209: “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ― Carl Sagan, White Socks.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and [info]emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

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The Daily Snitch: Friday, September 15, 2017

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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Kenneth Branagh to Receive BAFTA’s Highest Honor

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Star Spotting: Jude Law in Bath, UK!

HP & The Cursed Child – Actors and Movies:
Cherrelle Skeete Talks Diversity and New Projects!

Communities:
[info]snape_potter: Sign up for Secret Snarry Swap through Sunday!
[info]hp_darkarts: HP Horror Fest 2018
[info]one_bad_man: Mod Post
[info]interhouse_fest: LOOK AT US GO!
[info]hp_halloween: Get ready for some spooky fun! ;D

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]dramione_remix: Round 8, Week 1 Round-Up!

Fandom Recs:
[info]rosevalleynb recced one Marcus Flint fic.
[info]reynardo recced one Severus/Hermione craft.
[info]smirkingcat recced one Ron/Severus fic.
[info]madeleone recced one Severus/Hermione fic.

Essay/Meta:
Does a Magical Education Extend Beyond Witches and Wizards?

General Fandom News:
Universal Orlando Resort's 2018 Celebration of Harry Potter tickets packages released

Nifty:
Take a Dip into the Pensieve with New Collectibles from Running Press!
Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts NYCC new Funko figures of Snape, Grindelwald, Luna
Harry Potter home décor collection from PBteen & Warner Bros. unveiled, out soon
Pottery Barn Teen’s “Harry Potter” Line Now Available for Pre-Order!
Bring Hogwarts Home to You with the New PBteen Collection

Searches:
[info]daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[info]adventchallenge: announced details and a banner for 2017.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


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Argh cats.

Especially Basshole. My roommates eldest demonspawn.

He peed on my dirty clothes, he peed on the bathroom rug, and probably (could have been Boo or Mercat) peed underneath the box.

I wonder if the alligators in the pond are hungry? (Joke: I'd never hatm the little bastard... And I normally like him. Might even love him but.... Urgh.... CATS

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.

September 15th, 2017

FIC: Something Special, PG, Severus/Harry

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Title: Something Special
Characters: James Sirius, Severus/Harry
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~200
Disclaimer: Not mine. Based on characters from the Harry Potter book series.
A/N: Unbeta'd. [personal profile] gryffindorj wanted something from a 3rd party POV, specifically one of the children. Hope this suits, darling. ♥

Something Special )

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I have a headache so I ended up reading true crime Wikipedia entries. I normally read the solved ones but I ended up reading the unsolved ones and now I can't seem to sleep...

And not just because of the ice pack on my neck.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.

September 14th, 2017

Sign up for Secret Snarry Swap through Sunday!

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Remember you can claim even if you did not leave a prompt! And once you've submitted an entry, you may claim a second prompt if you'd like.

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Final Irma Update

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Ok we are home now. So a final report. The site stayed up 100% through the hurricane and ensuing blackouts in the local area. My home is mostly ok, just a couple of minor things that can easily be addressed. Family is safe, all pets weathered the trip though they were't happy about it. All in all we came out of Hurricane Irma relatively unscathed. Please resume your regular InsaneJournal activities ;)

HP_Halloween

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[info]hp_halloween/[info]hp_halloween is back!

It's a fabulously fun Halloween drabble fest where every entry is 200 words, no more, no less.

Keep an eye out for details coming soon.

The Daily Snitch: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Joanne K. Rowling:
• J.K. Rowling “Reading, Writing, Rowling” Episode 2: “Beatrice Groves and Literary Allusion in Harry Potter”
• J.K. Rowling BBC1 Strike: The Silkworm Episode 1
• J.K. Rowling A Fantastic Addition to the Lumos Crowdrise Campaign Contest
J.K. Rowling announces 2 grand prizes for Lumos' 'Fantastic Beasts' 2 set fundraiser

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Nothing Like Four Dames! Maggie Smith to Appear in New Documentary
Cast Round-Up: Maggie Smith’s New Documentary, Dan Radcliffe’s ‘Jungle’ Trailer & More!
“A History of Magic” Documentary to Be Filmed!
Why “Prisoner of Azkaban” Is Actually the Best “Harry Potter” Film

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
'Fantastic Beasts' 2 Dumbledore actor Jude Law spotted near Lacock Abbey Hogwarts set
Win a Trip to Visit the Set of “Fantastic Beasts”!

Fandom Recs:
[info]rosevalleynb recced one Remus fic.

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: Sunday 10th September 2017
[info]hd_prophet: Monday Resources XXVII

Essay/Meta:
Questions Yet Unanswered: The Unsolved Mysteries of “Harry Potter”
Weekly Vlog: Embedded Misdirection
The Ugly Truth Regarding Veritaserum

General Fandom News:
Universal Orlando Resort's 5th annual A Celebration of Harry Potter set for Jan. 2018
A Celebration of Harry Potter Returning January 2018!

Searches:
[info]daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[info]hp_podfic_fest: Now Posting!


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

September 13th, 2017

News

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Title: News
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 100 x 9
Rating: PG-13
Challenge: Written for [info]snarry100's prompt# 593: Legal.
Summary: The Wizengamot gets serious.
Part Twenty-Eight of the Wisdom Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and [info]emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read News on LJ/IJ/DW.

Drabble: In Depth, NC-17, Severus/Harry

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Title: In Depth
Pairing: Severus/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 100
Content: Anal, sex toys
Disclaimer: Not mine. Based on characters from the Harry Potter book series.
A/N: Unbeta'd. Written for [community profile] harry100 Challenge Prompt 320: Transfiguration. Blame [personal profile] alisanne for this one. ;)

In Depth )

La Douleur Exquise.

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Title: La Douleur Exquise.
Author: pekeleke
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenge 593: Legal.
Rating: G
Length: 100
Warnings: none.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. No money is being made out of this work.
Summary: Harry knows the pain, the
glorious, exquisite, pain, of loving someone unattainable. 
 

ExpandLa Douleur Exquise. )

Project 52

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On Friday, as we left for work in the van, the check engine idiot light came on. We took it to Master Auto on the way in, swapping for our other working car. Except that I'm hoping for better luck, the thought has crossed my mind that perhaps we should store the spare car in their back parking lot. Anyway, they called after lunch to say that they think the warning light is being triggered by the lack of a vacuum in the fuel system and/or the sensor for that. It is a very sensitive sensor, so even if the air leak is tiny, it's enough to make the warning light up. It can also be caused by not tightening the fuel cap thoroughly. This particular problem is nothing to get excited about, the worst thing is that by having it lit up if something else triggers it, there is no way to know as it's already on. The best thing to do is get an OBD reader that allows reset of the warning, then we'll know if there's a new problem. We retrieved the van after work and then took it to Ionia on Saturday. Happily, no new problems have appeared.

We have decided not to fix the possessed heating/cooling system in the beige Park Avenue as that's a several hundred dollar repair. Both blowers have gone bad but winter is coming an a vehicle that no longer knows how to cool the air will not be an issue for a while. With some degree of luck we'll be able to dispose of that car before next summer.

Saturday morning we got up early as I had made an appointment with Big D Lock & Key to purchase and program electronic keys for the van. I purchased one through them, two more on Amazon, and they programmed all three for the cost of programming the one I purchased there. Big D is a strange place, it's a locksmith and has all the normal stuff you'd expect (lock sets, keys, safes) but also has a shelf display that made me wonder if an elderly relative asked if he or she could move the items at didn't sell at their yard sale inside. It worked to my benefit though, I now own a real Coach purse ($15.00!) and a 4-episode DVD of Dragnet ($1.00).

With our purchases in hand, we walked out the to car and headed toward Ionia. I wanted to stop at Portland or any other of the little communities on the way to run an Ingress mission or two, but [livejournal.com profile] jebra reminded me that there were another six missions in the Ann Arbor Mission Day set that we wanted to do and the only way to keep all the Mission Day badges together was to do them next. I was sad but he was right, so we agreed that we'd wait until this coming Sunday and go to Ann Arbor to finish them up. So we arrived in Ionia around 2 pm and called my mom to see if she wanted to have a late lunch with us. She did; we went and picked her up and went to El Mariachi Mexican Grill. The food was as good as I remembered and we were all stuffed to the gills when we left to go shopping for things to take to the Davis & Jones Family Reunion. We also stopped at the Dollar Tree as my mom wanted to buy a few birthday cards. While there I found a bin of DVDs and picked out a copy of the Julie Andrews movie Star! I had never heard of it but I read the back of the box and thought it sounded interesting. We watched it later that night and holy cats, the costume changes. And the dance routines, my goodness she was strong and flexible to be able to do the moves in the last dance number. [livejournal.com profile] jebra told me the movie did not do well in the theaters, and I can see how it would be hard to market but I found it appealing for a variety of reason, it's look back on a time in history, in the evolution of music and musical theater, wonderful costuming, and a fairly engrossing story line.

Sunday morning [livejournal.com profile] jebra got up before I did and started cooking. Our contribution to the Family Reunion was meatballs in a BBQ sauce, plus he made our traditional breakfast of steel-cut oats with raisins. My mom brought salad and fried chicken that we'd ordered from Meijers the day before. We stopped to get it on the way to Onondaga and still managed to arrive on time.

The reunion was better attended than the previous two, perhaps because there was a rumor that this would be the last one. That's not exactly true; during the reunion we took a vote and decided that this would be the last potluck in the township hall. In the future we'll meet a restaurant at a location somewhat central to the attendees, probably in Mt Pleasant.

Anyway I had a good time catching up with everyone I spoke with (three hours is not long enough for an in-depth conversation with everyone) and we helped clean up the hall when our rental was over. Which was easy as there were no tiny children (mess-makers) and all we had to do was take home our leftovers, remove the table cloths, and stack the chairs. My mom caught a ride home with my cousin Barbie, so when we got back to the van it wasn't much past 3 pm and [livejournal.com profile] jebra realized we had quite a few hours before dark and we could go to Ann Arbor to finish those Ingress missions. We did, and met up with [livejournal.com profile] traveller42 and [livejournal.com profile] mbumby at the 6th mission to walk around the park before the four of us went to Plymouth for dinner.

Monday was back to work followed by the first band practice of the new season for [livejournal.com profile] jebra. I stayed home and biked and did laundry. Tuesday was work followed by dinner at Arby's and then the first guild meeting of the year for me. It was lovely seeing everyone and we had so many knitters attend I was starting to wonder if we'd all fit. Our fearless leader reassured everyone that next month it wouldn't be as crowded as the chairs and tables had been shoved closely together to make room for the silent auction and the video presentation taking place last night. I thought I'd bid on two auctions and knew I'd been outbid on both when I went to check before bidding ended. I wasn't disappointed because I already knew I was going home with a lot of yarn from the free table. But when the winners were announced I was reminded that I'd placed three bids and I'd won the third (for three books, all in the one skein wonders series, and all three for a whopping $5.00).



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So, because of the oh-so-wise decision by movie studios to stagger movie releases, Gifted has only recently been released at the local cinema. Not bad for a movie now available on DVD in other parts of the world.

Anyway, I went to see it today. It's had little to no promotion over here that I've seen, so no surprise that it was a near-empty cinema. I liked the movie, despite its flaws. There were a few scenes that needed expanding, and a bit more back story, but overall an enjoyable tale to watch. The cast were great. Chris Evans made me cry, damn him. Mckenna Grace's performance was wonderful; this child could quite easily be the next big star when she's older. I would have loved to have seen more of Octavia Spencer's character, but she still managed to give a solid performance with what she had.

September 12th, 2017

Wonderful Time

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Title: Wonderful Time
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Neville Longbottom/Draco Malfoy
Word Count: 100 x 2
Rating: R
Challenge: Written for [info]neville100's prompt# 364: September 1st.
Warning(s)/Genre: Erotica, m/m.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and [info]emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

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Drabble: Two Left Feet, G, Harry, Lily Luna

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Title: Two Left Feet
Characters: Harry, Lily Luna
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. Based on characters from the Harry Potter book series.
A/N: Unbeta'd. Written for my [community profile] hp_goldenage Harry Bingo card, prompt: dance.

Two Left Feet )

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I feel guilty. A sort of survivor's guilt.

Tampa had been phased to in the words of our mayor take a punch in the face and then Irma shifted course.

During the long night I was happy it stayed on land because the path when it stayed on the gulf before hitting us was the one that would have devastated us.

And then the path shifted. As our local paper said, "Irma staggered along the state like a drunken tourist."

And my section of Tampa was the only part still in the cone... And then even we weren't in the cone.


I was euphoric. It didn't hit us we we're safe, the eye didn't hit us.

Mum (mother in law) was in Georgia, parents were fine, mom was fine, brother was fine...

Then I saw the flooding, the destruction in Jacksonville, in parts of Orlando, in Charleston

And I feel guilty for anxiety fueled euphoria... And yet grateful my home was spared.

Mum's house may be damaged because the area where she lives was closer to the eye path when it was still cat 3 and some parts experienced flooding.

But as she's still in Georgia (leaving today at midday we won't know until later).

And the flooding isn't as bad as Jacksonville and Charleston.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.

September 11th, 2017

Irma Update

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So the site survived Hurricane Irma with no outages. Now we are just waiting to hear about the status of our home and are awaiting the all clear to drive the 14 hours back south.

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We still have power here unlike most of Tampa. The path has shifted so it's more inland and my area is on the cones border.

I'm feeling better and might sleep soon.

Hopefully in the morning things still look nice.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.

The Daily Snitch - Weekend Edition, September 10, 2017

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Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Beatrice Groves wrote Literary Allusion in The Cuckoo's Calling Part 1: Christina Rossetti's A Dirge. (MuggleNet)
• BBC2 announced hour-long Harry Potter: A History of Magic documentary.
• New BBC documentary to feature JK Rowling interview and behind the scenes view of A History of Magic Exhibit.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Josh Herdman (Gregory Goyle): Happy (Belated) Birthday!
• Chris Columbus (director): Happy Birthday post.
• Daniel Radcliffe's Jungle released a new trailer.
• TV News round-up for Harry Potter and Robert Galbraith actors.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Fantastic Beasts 2 new Lacock Abbey on-set pictures show extras in Hogwarts robes.

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 209 (due on or before September 16): “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ― Carl Sagan, The Weighing of the Wands and White Socks.
• @introvert-club posted Wolfstar Prompt #19.

Communities:
[info]hoggywartyxmas, the holiday gift exchange for the Hogwarts staff & friends announced that Sign-ups are Open.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]slythindor100 posted the Masterlist of the Harry/Draco LDWS Challenge, Round 9.
[info]hp_drizzle posted the Weekly Round-up One.
[info]hogwarts365 posted the Prompt # 208 Masterlist.

Fandom Recs:
[info]toblass recced Severus Snape portrait art (gen).
[info]themightyflynn recced Sirius Black/Severus Snape art (PG-13).
[info]themightyflynn recced a Lavender Brown/Percy Weasley fic (NC-17).
[info]themightyflynn recced a Harry Potter/Percy Weasley/Draco Malfoy fic (NC-17).

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 editions.
Schedule of Upcoming Events from September 10 to 16 at [info]potterfests.
• The SS/HP Prophet from September 3 through 9.

Archive News:
• OTW News: Transcript of 10th OTW Anniversary chat with Lev Grossmann is now available.

Essay/Meta:
• Minal wrote Magical Grandparents: The Unseen Heroes. (MuggleNet)

General Fandom News:
A History of Magic: the British Library's Harry Potter Exhibit is crossing the pond and coming to the New York Historical Society, opening October 2018.
10 Reasons Why Every Potter Fan Needs to Go to Epic Nerd Camp. Collected by Ameythist from MuggleNet.
Potterverse Con has been happening this weekend in Baltimore.


Searches:
[community profile] snarry_ficfind posted a search for Snarry fic where Snape belittles Harry, and Harry confronts him about it.
[info]dailysnitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[info]hoggywartyxmas – The Twelve Days of Hogwarts Christmas Party
A winter holiday fic exchange for the older Harry Potter characters and their friends. Recipients select up to four favourite characters from a list of allowed characters for their gifters to write about. [info]hoggywartyxmas is running their 8th round this year.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

September 10th, 2017

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I'm as prepared as we can be.

Path has shifted back towards Tampa and away from St. Pete which should reduce the winds slamming into us if she takes that path since the land will slow down.

My step mother showed once more that she has the emotional range of a teaspoon by yelling at me for being afraid. New Smyrna Beach where I grew up never took a direct hit.

We had winds and maybe tree damage but until I lived through Charley. I'd never experienced the complete destruction of a dead on hurricane.

So yeah. I'm afraid. Irma's a bitch of a storm.

But for now I'm going to pretend I'm a Yong Minerva McGonagall with balls of steel and no fear. Or perhaps Rose Tyler faces down Daleks

Interesting facts: The most accurate weather model they use is the European model based in Germany.

I'll update until the internet dies and/or the internet dies.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.

Explanations

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Title: Explanations
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lucius Malfoy/Narcissa Black Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore.
Word Count: 100 x 7
Rating: PG-13
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 707: Snape's Library - Hogwarts, A History.
This is part Nineteen of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and [info]emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Explanations on LJ/IJ/DW.

Sunday Morning Snarry

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It's not often I have the pleasure of reccing Snarry these days as I'm one of the mods of the couple big fests for my ship.

It's doubly nice to be able to share a fic written for me that started posting for [info]bbtp_challenge and is now finished.

The icing on the cake is that the fic is over 11K of deliciousness from the fabulously talented [personal profile] perverse_idyll.

You can read Warm on any of her journals or here on AO3.

Summary: Severus still suffers the after-effects of Nagini's venom, especially in winter. Harry knows just how to warm him up.

I'll wager this fic will warm you up, too. It's decidedly erotic (read: smoking hot), Severus is still his cranky, sarcastic self and, even so, Harry's clearly smitten. ;)

Hope you like it and, if you do, let her know! ♥

September 9th, 2017

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Irma's projected eye path is now going through St. Pete rather than going through us.

I don't know if that's good or bad for us. As the longer the bitch spends in the warm water the stronger she'll be.

She's also moving at six miles per hour.

Storm surge map for our area hasn't changed. Which I do find surprising at this point. I'd think it would be more. But I'm not complaining.

My computer is wrapped in plastic in case the upstairs window breaks.

We've commandeered the cat litter jugs we forget to throw out and filled them all for flushing.

I've filled containers full of water and frozen as many as I could. I've probably got two weeks worth of water.

Rolling blackouts are expected once the storm hits us more but the eye of the storm is not expected until tomorrow afternoonish.

Hopefully everyone else in Florida is keeping safe.

And remembers not to step in deep puddles as they could have power lines. My mom got electrocuted in 2005 that way. She's alive but her memories are shot.

Cool link: Irma sucked the ocean from the Bahamas:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/09/09/hurricane-irma-is-literally-sucking-the-water-away-from-shorelines/

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.

SS/HP Prophet - September 3 - 9

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The current edition of the SS/HP Prophet has been posted here:

The SS/HP Prophet for September 3rd – September 9th

If we missed an entry, please comment on the latest newsletter and it will be added to the next edition

SS/HP Prophet - September 3 - 9

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Banner art by [info]sealcat


One Shots
[x] 99Blackpanther99: Blackmail [Explicit]
[x] Anonymous: A Year And A Day And Forever [R]
[x] Ellory: Let Me Be Your Wish Come True (Upon a Shooting Star) [Mature]
[x] GallifreyGod: More Than Meets the Eye [General]

Completed Chapter Fic
[x] Elvirakitties: Connection - Chapter 3/3 [Teen]

Works In Progress
[x] Alairia_Young: Of Snarkyness And Sarcasm - Chapter 4/? [Teen]
[x] Blacksky92: Sacred Parchment - Chapter 22/? [Explicit]
[x] Blacksky92: Sacred Parchment - Chapter 24/? [Explicit]
[x] Debstheslytherinsnapefan: The Leader – Chapter 53/? [Teen]
[x] Elvirakitties: I Don't Think So - Chapter 16/? [Not Rated]
[x] Elvirakitties: Not His Year - Chapter 11/? [Not Rated]
[x] FalconLux: Memories of Freak - Chapter 9/? [Mature]
[x] GoldenGirl1: Worst Than 3rd Year - Chapter 1/? [Mature]
[x] Goldengirl1: Worst Than 3rd Year - Chapter 2/? [Mature]
[x] Inspiritedmama: Gwyrdd Arwar - Book the Third - Chapter 24/? [Teen]
[x] Lilian: Harry boards a train - Chapter 3/? [Explicit]
[x] Myfavoriteismike: Pride, Prejudice, and Potions - Chapter 1/? [Not Rated]
[x] Noenoe: Amid the Ruins - Chapter 9/? [Mature]
[x] Quietier: Going Back - Chapter 2/? [Not Rated]
[x] Quietier: Going Back - Chapter 3/? [Not Rated]
[x] RiverDeNile: The Greatest Weapon - Chapter 15/? [Explicit] Chan
[x] Sablesilverrain: Crusade - Chapter 7/? [Explicit]
[x] Snarry5evr: Carpe Diem - Chapter 11/12 [Explicit]
[x] Sureves: Cheek - Chapter 2/? [Explicit] Chan
[x] ThunderPhoenix: Chemistry - Chapter 14/? [Mature]
[x] ThunderPhoenix: Chemistry - Chapter 15/? [Mature]
[x] alisanne: Loud and Clear - Part Twenty-Seven of the Wisdom Series [NC-17]
[x] gin_tonic: Home & Preparations - Part of the Apologies Series [PG]

Drabbles And Ficlets
[x] Pekeleke: Harry's Greed [Not Rated]
[x] Sureves: Turn Out Your Pockets [Explicit] Chan
[x] alisanne: Holiday Hobby [NC-17]

Miscellaneous
[x] snape_potter: Reminder Prompt Claiming for Secret Snarry Swap CONTINUES THROUGH SEPTEMBER 17!
[x] snarry100: Posted Challenge 593: Legal

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[x] Send your Snape/Harry news to sshp.prophet@gmail.com!

Court Date

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Abby and HR have different ideas of what constitutes court appropriate wear. JAG agrees with HR. Abby has to have a court appropriate suit.

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Hurricane Irma Update

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Based on the current path of the storm and the current state of affairs, we are not anticipating any significant issues with the site. While power outages are still a possibility, the thought of data loss is now gone. The area the site is in, is no longer in any risk of flooding and the wind risk is minimal.

Thank you all so much for your words of support. Now we just need to figure out when we can go back home.

Quick Update - Gin goes to see the sea

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Just a quick heads up: I'm going on a much needed (brief) vacation for a week. There will be sun, a pool, beaches, food, basically no internet, and family and friends! <3 I'm very much looking forward to it and will hopefully return well rested, slightly fatter, much happier, tannednot sunburnt, and with tons of new materials (and maybe even one of the holiday fics).

Have a good one, folks, and stay save & smutty!

Apologoes Drabbles Series - #11 & #12 - Home & Preparations

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Title: Home & Preparations
Author: [personal profile] gin_tonic/[info]gin_tonic/[info]gin_biscuit
Rating: PG
Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Word Count: 2x100
Warnings: none
A/N: Part of the "Apologies Series". All entries to this series can be found here.

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