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November 22nd, 2017

The Daily Snitch – Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Bonnie Wright Returns to Universal Orlando's A Celebration of Harry Potter in 2018.
Photos: Helena Bonham Carter, Helen McCrory attend Harry Potter-themed Save The Children gala.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Group Portrait: Is it a Meaningful Picture of the Story?.
SpeakBeasty Episode 49.
'Fantastic Beasts 2' will be a thriller, and focus on many types of love, producer says.
Videos: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald's international logos, title treatment.
Is ‘Nagini’ the Name of the Maledictus in ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’? ‘Nagini Gaunt’?.
'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' to take place almost entirely in Paris.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' 2019 London Tickets on Sale Soon.

Communities:
[info]rs_small_gifts Posting Instructions.
[info]potterfests Coming Up in Potterfests.
[info]hd_storyroom HD Storyroom Rec Sign-ups!.
[info]hp_goldenage Salt & Pepper Fest: Claiming is Open.
• daily deviant Holiday's Are Coming!.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]interhouse_fest posted the Round Up, Week 2!.
[info]hp_nextgen_fest posted the 2017 Anonymous Masterlist.
[info]sirius_black posted the Sirius Black Fest 2017: Anonymous Masterlist.

Hot Rec:
Can't Buy Me Love by Currently Anonymous (Albus Severus Potter/Draco Malfoy; NC-17, ~2,900 words)
Summary:It all had began so simply, but when had everything changed? A handsome young man, some gorgeous eye-candy, that's all it was meant to be. Draco hadn't expected to fall head over heels.
On Balance by Currently Anonymous (James Sirius Potter/Teddy Lupin; NC-17, ~6,200 words)
Summary:Teddy’s always been able to fix whatever was wrong with James – until now. He can’t fix it, but maybe together, they can learn to balance.
Beneath the Radiance of the Infinite Sky by Currently Anonymous (None (Potter Family Gen); PG, ~1,300 words)
Summary:Summers at the Potter's cottage had a kind of magic all their own.

Fandom Recs:
[info]madeleone recced one Severus Snape/Hermione Granger] fic.

Essay/Meta:
Quantum Harry, the Podcast, Episode 10: All’s Fair in War and Quidditch.
Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Repeating the Potter Series.

General Fandom News:
Giveaway: “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” Out Soon on DVD.
New Chocolate Frog Card Added to Wizarding World Collection.
'Christmas in the Wizarding World' Comes to Utah.
Celebrate Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

Project 52

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November 21st, 2017

BloMo21: Shock and Awe(ful)....

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From the NYT Morning Briefing:

There’s just something about elephants.
• After President Trump put a sudden halt to a government ruling that would have allowed hunters to bring “trophy” elephants into the U.S., the question has been why.
• White House aides said the reason for the president’s surprise intervention isn’t complicated: He simply likes elephants.

How about humans? Can we get the Orange to like his fellow humans, too???? (Seriously, WTF? Yay, Elephants, but WTF?)

*****
At this point, I'm super-glad that Mr. Rogers isn't alive.

(WTF?!)

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Maybe more later. Posting in the day with my random thoughts is nice, but not particularly meaty.

love, lore

This post brought to you by the letters W, T, F and the punctuation mark Exclamation.

In A Hundred Silent Ways.

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Title: In A Hundred Silent Ways.
Author: pekeleke
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenge 603: Real.
Rating: G
Length: 100
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. No money is being made out of this work.
Summary: Although Harry has never said the words either, he’s spoken them aloud in a hundred silent ways.

ExpandIn A Hundred Silent Ways. )

November 20th, 2017

BloMo20: Happy of the day....

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This made me grin like a loon. I'm sure you've all already seen it, but I tend to save the things that I know will make with the good feels until I really need them.


love, lore

Salt and Pepper Fest Claiming!

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Claiming is now open at [community profile] hp_goldenage for this year's Salt and Pepper Fest!

Peruse the prompts here or sign-up to create from your own prompt. :D

ETA: Also the prompt post just went up for this year's [info]adventdrabbles, now on both DW and IJ! You can find the prompt posts here and here.

BloMo19:

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Oh, it's on, MoviePass! The Tussle )

Clearly, I had too much time on my hands during the brief moments I was awake today. (OK, actually, I didn't sleep all day, but I did sleep in and then had an early evening nap. Caught up on sleep just in time to get deprived for the rest of the week, per usual)

love, lore

The Daily Snitch - Weekend Edition, November 19, 2017

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Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Copy of first edition HP and the Philosopher's Stone breaks auction record and goes for £106,250 54.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) promote Lumos at charity event in the British Library. (interview)
• Robert Pattinson is not possessive of Cedric Diggory.
• Castium Revelio: Harry Potter cast (and Ezra Miller) Weekly Roundup. And another Weekly Roundup of the HP cast's activities.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Everything We Know About Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald so far.
• The Hogwarts Professor wrote Crimes of Grindelwald Group Portrait: Is It a Meaningful Picture of the Story?.
• David Heyman (producer) discusses why Jude Law was cast as Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts saga.
• Nine previously unseen Fantastic Beats MinaLima prints revealed.
• More about the newly released MinaLima graphics.
• MichaelaM wrote Five Expectations that Fantastic Beasts Met. (MuggleNet)
• New photos from the Fantastic Beasts set show Newt Scamander walking in London.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
• Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy) returns to his hometown Belfast to raise money with charity concert.

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 219 (due on or before November 25): picture prompt (tree in grass), Hiking and Unusual Vacations.
• @introvert-club posted Wolfstar Prompt #27.
[info]slythindor100 posted Early Bird Information and Update on the 25 Days of Draco and Harry.

Communities:
[info]mini_fest made a mod post to remind participants of the submission deadline on November 25.
[info]one_bad_man's Friday Sign-up Post: looking for reccers for the two bad men, Lucius Malfoy and Severus Snape (only Monday is still open at time of posting)
[info]sceasleycest made a mod post about the ongoing Fest.
[info]hds_beltane posted the Sign-Up Forms for Artists and Writers. Sign-ups start November 24.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]hogwarts365 posted the Prompt 218 Masterlist.
[info]hp_nextgen_fest posted the last Weekly Roundup #3.

Editor's Choice Rec:
Unravel Me Gently by [info]anokaba (Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter; NC-17 (absolutely NSFW); digital art)

Fandom Recs:
[info]capitu recced a Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (NC-17).
[info]toblass recced Severus Snape art (G).
[info]themightyflynn recced a Harry Potter/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).

Resources:
• The SS/HP Prophet from November 11 to 18.

Archive News:
• OTW Guest Post: Catherine Coker, a genre historian, talks about fanfiction and book history.

Essay/Meta:
• John Granger wrote Is J.K. Rowling a Novelist? Not Primarily.

General Fandom News:
• Universal Orlando Resort kicked off holiday season of Wizarding World of Harry Potter (videos). Also: It's Already Christmas At Hogwarts.
• Allison Siggard and Liz Vasquez review "The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts" at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Nifty:
• Hogwarts House Book Recommendations for Ravenclaw by Holly. (MuggleNet)
• New Chocolate Frog Collectible Card at Universal: Hengist of Woodcroft, the founder of Hogsmeade.

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

Community Spotlight:
[info]hds_beltaneA Beltane Oriented Harry Potter Gift Exchange.
After a two-year break, [info]hds_beltane is back. Since 2007 and through eight rounds, this fest has been a colourful and magical annual Beltane celebration of "all permutations of Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape". There is an AO3 collection hds_beltane for all works created for [info]hds_beltane. Sign-ups for the 2018 HDS Beltane Fest start November 24, 2017.


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

November 19th, 2017

Tricky Sorts

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Title: Tricky Sorts
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Augusta Longbottom, Bellatrix Lestrange.
Word Count: 100 x 6
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 717: Snape's Library - Saucy Tricks for Tricky Sorts.
This is part Twenty-Nine of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
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.

Read Tricky Sorts on LJ/IJ/DW.

November 18th, 2017

BloMo18: Power...JL(A)...Movie Pass Fail....

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So, we started our day much earlier than planned because the power went out this morning, and, even though we could have kept sleeping, we couldn't because we'd been thoroughly woken by the eerie silence.

We could have worked on stuff around the house, but it was a dreary day, which made it hard to see inside without lights despite the daytime hours. So, errands it was, all over town, this and that, maybe a raid or two, and then a friend said he could see JL with us in the evening. Yeah, we were out pretty much all day.

*****
Justice League of America was much, MUCH better than expected. I try not to pay attention to reviews when it comes to Action/SciFi/Fantasy movies because those are my preferred genres and the genres that I feel are the most subjective (alongside horror). You either pick up on the vibe of an action movie, or you don't. Still, the swirling rumors about bad JL(A) reviews and box office made me trepidatious.

(Yes, I am old enough to remember when it was the Justice League of America and I can't seem to drop the acronym, even though gawd knows that America as it is wouldn't deserve to have such cool superheroes. We barely rate Plastic Man right now!)

mild spoilers, you could read even if you haven't seen the movie yet unless you're super sensitive to knowing anything at all about the movie )

*****
You've heard of Movie Pass, right? $10/month, you can see 1 movie a day as long as there's 24 hours between them. Too good to be true deal, right? I think tonight, we proved that. You have to check in via an app before you purchase your ticket with the Movie Pass credit card, and the app utterly failed tonight. We were unhappy in the extreme; we couldn't even get proper contact from customer service via the available chat - no answer.

We'll see what they have to say tomorrow, but I'm pretty much ready to drop it. We want to see a lot of movies this month and next, so I might keep it through December if our Thanksgiving outings go smoothly. But if this happens again, I'll be done. So, for right now, not recommended. Especially right now, don't take them up on a new offer of unlimited movies for $7.50/month if you pay for a year in advance. Talk about bad timing for a system meltdown.

*****
I definitely need some Wonder Woman and Marvel icons. Anyone want to point me at some?

love, lore

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SS/HP Prophet for November 11 - 18

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

The SS/HP Prophet for November 11th – November 18th

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SS/HP Prophet for November 11 - 18

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One Shots
[x] Aeli_Kindara: As a Known Enemy [Mature]
[x] Magicalthings: Learning to Dance [G]

Completed Chapter Fic
[x] Acherona, Trulywicked: Soulsong - Chapter 5/5 [Explicit]
[x] Elvirakitties: Lost Magics? - Chapter 5/5 [Mature]
[x] Moonlightreader: You Needn't Worry Your Pretty Little Head - Chapter 10 [Unrated]

Works In Progress
[x] Bardbeblind: Broken Pawn - Chapter 5 [Explicit]
[x] Blacksky92: Of Christmas's Past - Chapter 11 [Explicit]
[x] Dana34874: Dear Severus Snape - Chapter 13 [Teen]
[x] DebsTheSlytherinSnapeFan: The Leader - Chapter 54 [Teen]
[x] Delizabethl22: Tea Cures All Ills - Chapter 48 [Explicit]
[x] Elvirakitties: Hogwarts Playground - Chapter 7 [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: How to Win a War Without a Fight - Chapter 10 [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: The Future - Chapter 11 [Unrated]
[x] Elvirakitties: To Catch a Thief - Chapter 5 [Teen]
[x] Fragmentedelle: Broken Boy - Chapter 16 [Explicit]
[x] Genuka: Bunny Farm 2 - Chapter 34 [Unrated]
[x] Gleas: Desert Flowers - Chapter 36 [Mature]
[x] Hpbollywoodqueen: Harry Potter and the Time Traveling Class - Chapter 2 [Unrated]
[x] Known_Unknown: Darkness before the night - Chapter 7 [G]
[x] Lizzy0305: Just For an Hour of Every Day - Chapter 3 [Teen]
[x] Lunarlooroo: White Heather for Protection - Chapter 69 [G]
[x] Lyraonyx: The Final Horcrux - Chapter 15 [Mature]
[x] Misty123: Dumbledore's tangled web - Chapter 2 [Unrated]
[x] Moonflower995: Chronicles of Koslun Evan - Chapter 9 [Mature]
[x] Noenoe: Amid the Ruins - Chapter 19 [Mature]
[x] Overlocked: A storm across time - Chapter 9 [Mature]
[x] Rachaelautumn, Jorg: To Love, Suffer, and Forgive - Chapter 22 [Explicit]
[x] Snarry5ever: Spectrum - Chapter 2 [Explicit]
[x] Sureves: Cheek - Chapter 13 [Explicit]
[x] Yaoilover226: Time Heals - Chapter 3 [Mature]
[x] alisanne: The Meeting - Part of the Wisdom Series [PG]

Drabbles And Ficlets
[x] alisanne: In Defence of Potions [PG]

Art And Icons
[x] Adrollity: Erwischt [PG]
[x] Adrollity: first view [G]
[x] Ananaalog: CP Smoke [G]
[x] Anastasiamantihora: good morning [PG]
[x] Anastasiamantihora: wedding day [G]
[x] Arboriss: Don't watch [R]
[x] Caycowa: Save me oh chosen one [G]
[x] Lelazard: Snarry at the weasley's [G]
[x] Potionsmasters: Daddy kink Snarry [R]

Miscellaneous
[x] snarry100: Has posted prompt #603: Real

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Fic: Valentine's Day

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Title: Valentine's Day
Author/Artist: [personal profile] titti
Pairing(s): Draco/James Sirius
Rating: G
Prompt: Moonlight on the forest floor
Link to full table: Here
Summary: Jamie shows Draco a special place on Valentine's Day
Word Count: 800
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.

Read more... )

Finding Utopia

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Title: Finding Utopia
Author: [info]alisanne
Rating: PG
Pairing: Ginny Weasley/Luna Lovegood
Summary: People often know things before they see it.
Word Count: 365
Warnings: None.
A/N: Written for [info]hogwarts365's prompt # 218: “In my head, the sky is blue, the grass is green and cats are orange.” ― Jim Davis, In Dog Years I'd be Dead: Garfield at 25, Utopia. And I seem to be on a femmeslash kick. :)
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.

Read Finding Utopia on LJ/IJ/DW.

November 17th, 2017

BloMo17: Sister...Korean BBQ...Thanksgiving hand-wringing....

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So, the minute I brag about being in the posting habit, I had to run over to Chicago to get today's post in.

Most of today was pretty snoozy. Everyone was trying to get last-minute things done, including me. But after work, dinner with my sister! I introduced her to Koren BBQ. I think she liked it, but would probably not choose it on her own.

For me, though, it's the perfect kind of meal. There's fire, prepped bits of meat and lots of tiny bowls full of different foods. It's an eternal grazer's heaven! (of course, if it's nothing like a real Korean BBQ meal, please do enlighten me; I love learning about the proper meals of other cultures)

We did some catching up and decided on what to do for Thanksgiving - dinner out, boo-ya! We made the reservation at the table.

She was properly impressed that we'd already picked up the Trader Joe's Thanksgiving-in-one thing, otherwise known as Turkey Day Wellington. I didn't know people were buzzing about it. I thought it looked like a quick and easy heat-up for two, which we need more and more these days as we have so much going on. Right now, though, it's in the freezer.

She bragged on her new puppy and hit us with some heavy thoughts that I'm sure we'll discuss more on Thanksgiving. Because it's just the 3 of us, the day can seem long. I hope we'll be able to catch a movie after dinner, but the theaters seem to go back and forth on whether they're open on Thanksgiving Day. Christmas Day, every year; Thanksgiving, it's like the theater chains get together to decide our fate based on how badly the family needs to shut up and sit in the dark awhile. I'll never, ever forgive them for trapping me with my father on one of his last years. Painful, excruciating day.

I also know we won't be going to Walmart for some shopping distraction. We already boycott Walmart, but I can't believe they're doubling-down on the "open on Thanksgiving" in the face of the "Let Thanksgiving be a whole day off for families to be together" movement. Walmart is the Trump of department stores - you ask for something, it does the opposite. I can actually think of a lot of reasons why Walmart is the Trump of department stores, but the people who don't get that already wouldn't listen to an explanation anyway.

This is the holiday cards post with an explanation of why this is the year I will get through the whole list. You can find a screened replies post on the same date at IJ and even LJ. I will be at carding for a while, but I will finish this year!

love, lore

BloMo17:

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So, the minute I brag about being in the posting habit, I had to run over to Chicago to get today's post in.

Most of today was pretty snoozy. Everyone was trying to get last-minute things done, including me. But after work, dinner with my sister! I introduced her to Koren BBQ. I think she liked it, but would probably not choose it on her own.

For me, though, it's the perfect kind of meal. There's fire, prepped bits of meat and lots of tiny bowls full of different foods. It's an eternal grazer's heaven! (of course, if it's nothing like a real Korean BBQ meal, please do enlighten me; I love learning about the proper meals of other cultures)

We did some catching up and decided on what to do for Thanksgiving - dinner out, boo-ya! We made the reservation at the table.

She was properly impressed that we'd already picked up the Trader Joe's Thanksgiving-in-one thing, otherwise known as Turkey Day Wellington. I didn't know people were buzzing about it. I thought it looked like a quick and easy heat-up for two, which we need more and more these days as we have so much going on. Right now, though, it's in the freezer.

She bragged on her new puppy and hit us with some heavy thoughts that I'm sure we'll discuss more on Thanksgiving. Because it's just the 3 of us, the day can seem long. I hope we'll be able to catch a movie after dinner, but the theaters seem to go back and forth on whether they're open on Thanksgiving Day. Christmas Day, every year; Thanksgiving, it's like the theater chains get together to decide our fate based on how badly the family needs to shut up and sit in the dark awhile. I'll never, ever forgiven them for trapping me with my father one of his last years. Painful, excruciating day.

I also know we won't be going to Walmart for some shopping distraction. We already boycott Walmart, but I can't believe they're doubling-down on the "open on Thanksgiving" in the face of the "Let Thanksgiving be a whole day off for families to be together" movement. Walmart is the Trump of department stores - you ask for something, it does the opposite. I can actually think of a lot of reasons why Walmart is the Trump of department stores, but the people who don't get that already wouldn't listen to an explanation anyway.

This is the holiday cards post with an explanation of why this is the year I will get through the whole list. You can find a screened replies post on the same date at IJ and even LJ. I will be at carding for a while, but I will finish this year!

love, lore

Drabbles For All

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Since NaNo is basically done and I've met most deadline, I'm going to offer drabbles for Christmas. If anyone wants a drabble (it might end up being longer than 100 word knowing me), leave me a message with fandom, pairing and prompt. I usually write anything people ask me, but sex is never guaranteed.

Fandoms and Pairings I'll write:

Harry Potter: anything! Really anything, gen, het, slash, mauraders/trio era/next gen, kinks, no kinks, chan, bestiality. I'll do anything in this fandom. The only thing I can't do is Tonks/Remus.
NCIS LA: Sam/G, Deeks/G
Political Animals: gen, Susan/Doug, TJ/Doug, Elaine/Bud, TJ/Steve Rogers (I've done it before but it was a Big Bang, so I might have to set it in that universe to make sense)
Marvel: Steve/Bucky, Steve/Tony, Loki/Thor

So go ahead and start asking for your drabble. It doesn't matter if we haven't talked in a while, I'll be happy to write for anyone who wants something.

OMG Pup Please! Fest announced

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You guys!

Do you like doggos? (possibly ceremonial puck dropping doggos)?

Do you like @ngoziu's comic "Check, Please!" (http://omgcheckplease.tumblr.com/ Note: this is a quick read...and fun!)

A completely no-pressure Art & Fic fest has been announced:

"OMG Pup Please!" - https://omgpupplease.tumblr.com/post/167590888083/omg-pup-please

(Seriously, this is a great web comic with great characters and you can catch up from the start in, like...an hour)

main cast of Check Please comic

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The Meeting

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Title: The Meeting
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Percy Weasley.
Word Count: 100 x 7
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [info]snarry100's prompt# 602: Play.
Summary: Percy tips his hand.
Part Thirty-Seven of the Wisdom Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
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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November 16th, 2017

BloMo16: Not the intended topic, but ok....

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A friend and I discussed some of the ongoing sexual harassment news in chat tonight. I won't share my thoughts here because there's really no winning arguments to be made. People who try to defend the accused look almost as bad as the accused. People who have conspiracy theories about some of these accusations look like crackpots AND deniers (and that would be me, I have some serious conspiracy theory thoughts, but I've been a person disbelieved for telling my story, and it doesn't feel good, so I'll keep my theories to chat).

Although I will say this - just trying to talk about all this makes a person feel bad, I think, because of all the pitfalls that come with talking about it. But we need to keep talking about it because we can't go back. We've gone back on so many things since the orange snow-cone took over, we can't start this now and then put it back in the closet.

Have any of you had a conversation about the current sexual harrassment accusations and been totally comfortable in what you had to say? If so, please, repeat it here! You are all smart, wise people and I would learn at your feet.

love, lore

The Daily Snitch – Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Julie Walters Says She Weeded Her Garden in Celebration of Becoming a Dame.
Anniversaries of First Two 'Harry Potter' Film Release Dates.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Jessica Williams Talks Being Cast in 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel.
'Fantastic Beasts 2' First Teaser Promo.
Title of Second 'Fantastic Beasts' Movie Finally Revealed.
'Fantastic Beasts' 2 first promo reveals debut look at young Dumbledore, main cast!!.
EXCLUSIVE: Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne comment on 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'.

Communities:
[info]hp_halloween Pouring water on the embers - a Wrap-up.
[info]hpsapphicappeal Sapphic Stockings 2017.
[info]hp_goldenage Last Call.

Fandom Recs:
[info]mywitch recced one Severus Snape/Hermione Granger fic.
[info]madeleone recced one Severus Snape/Hermione Granger fic.

Essay/Meta:
Six Burning Questions About 'The Crimes of Grindelwald'.

General Fandom News:
Universal Orlando's Holidays at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter details revealed.
BBCs 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' Documentary Releasing as DVD.

Have a Laugh:
Top Five Useless Magical Items.
Inspirational 'Harry Potter' Gifs for NaNoWriMo Participants.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

November 15th, 2017

BloMo15: The halfway point...holiday cards...No, really, play along this year....

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It's mid-month and it only took about 9 days to get into the mode where I come home and "write a blog post" is at the top of my list of things to do for the evening. Huzzah!

This is the yearly "holiday cards" post. Now, I know I don't always come through with cards. Some years, I make it to the end of the list and other years, I don't even send to family.

This year, however, I am determined and motivated to get to the end of my card list because we plan on living in the new house by the end of the year. And, although we're going to retain ownership of our old place for a few more years - we're foolishly going to try our hand at renting it out - I'm going to put Change of Address announcements in the holiday cards. So, they all need to go out to everyone.

That said, if you've given me your address in the last 5 - 10 years, you're on my holiday card list. If you've moved, omg, please update your address, especially if you don't live in the continental United States, because your stamp is more expensive. I love sending cards overseas, but I love it a bit less when they come back (which, thankfully, rarely happens).

Comments on this post, wherever you see it, are screened. I'll make sure your comment remains screened if I have to reply to you. Also, my email address is well known to my older friends, but if you don't have that, you can use the journal message system or just leave a comment asking for my personal email and I'll pass it to you to use. Basically, I'm not hard to get a hold of in a way that makes you comfortable. We can figure it out.

As always, if you're not sure if I have your address or changed it with me, go ahead and leave it again. It's not a problem. I just wish I knew how organized people keep their contact lists these days. It's embarrassing, but right now, you're all in a Word label file. I know, it's like I'm a grandma without the cute kids to dote on and have fetch my glasses. Feel free to tell me how you organize your contact/address lists!

I welcome new replies, and very much hope to hear from old friends. I think I will link to this post from LJ. I know I shouldn't be giving our Russian Overlords more content, but if they can figure out how to make money off my holiday card post, more power to them.

Finally, you don't have to send me a card just because you ask for one from me. First, because I'm totally not reliable but second, because this is my pleasure or I wouldn't do it. ♥

love, lore

In Defence of Potions

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Title: In Defence of Potions
Author: [info]alisanne
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Minerva McGonagall, Hermione Granger.
Challenge: Written for [info]harry100's prompt 324: Potions.
Rating: PG
Length: 100 x 9
Warnings: None.
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.

Read In Defence of Potions on LJ/IJ/DW.

Project 52

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This entry was originally posted at https://mrs-sweetpeach.dreamwidth.org/951616.html.

Beta request

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My usual beta is swamped in work, so I was wondering if anyone wants to take a look at a story I wrote. It's Ron/Pansy, rated R and about 2100 words. It's gone through one revision so it's mostly typos and such.

Found a beta. Thanks

Old News

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Title: Old News
Author: [info]alisanne
Character(s)/Pairing(s): James Sirius Potter/Teddy Lupin.
Challenge: Written for [info]hp_nextgen100's prompt # 130: Something New.
Rating: PG
Length: 100 x 4
Warnings: Mild angst.
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.

Read Old News on LJ/IJ/DW.

November 14th, 2017

BloMo14: I did not stop laughing for two hours....

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This is why I am not writing a longer post tonight:

Reason 1
Alton Brown Live

Reason 2
Alton Brown Food God
Actually, he'd be first runner up if the actual Food God could not fulfill his duties, but that's all I'll give away.

Reason 3
Alton Makes His Own Popcorn
So Triggered for Popcorn after this!

If you get the chance to see this show, go. GO. If you think it's going to be one long Good Eats episode, you're very wrong. I was surprised how accessible it all was. Just Go.

love, lore

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It's DONE. Not actually finished, but I've hit 50K.



Now I have the following fests:

mini_fest - due 11/25

due 12/18

due 12/20

November 13th, 2017

BloMo13: These are a couple of my favourite things...in pictures....

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This could seriously end my relationship, were it ever come to pass.

Lady Bug Luck by Jena DellaGrottaglia

LBL by Jenna - This is one of my favourite artists. I think I talk about her here every couple of years. Her latest work features my favourite critter, too!

I bought her 2018 calendar directly from her, and she sent many lovely extras. If you'd like some new and different art to stare at for 2018, contact Jenna here. You're in for a treat if you do!

I've really struggled with posting pictures this year, which is why they are linked and in the post. If you see the pictures in the post, not through the link, please let me know?

love, lore

Paging ratadder

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This entry was originally posted at https://mrs-sweetpeach.dreamwidth.org/951299.html.

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Since I'm procrastinating for NaNoWriMo, let's due the AO3 Meme

Go to your works page, expand all the filters, and answer the following questions:

1. What’s your first and second most common work ratings? Any surprises?

Explicit (116)
General Audiences (100)
Teen And Up Audiences (65)
Mature (62)

Totally not surprising since most long fics tend to be R or NC-17 and the short ones tend to be G/PG. So it's a good split.


2. What’s your most common archive warning? Least common? Do you consider yourself an adventurous writer?

No Archive Warnings Apply (327)
Rape/Non-Con (13)
Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings (3)
Underage (2)
Major Character Death (2)
Graphic Depictions Of Violence (2)

I'm not adventurous, but I don't see that reflected in the warning, since the AO3 warnings are somewhat limiting.

3. How many fics have you written in each relationship category? Is this more accidental, or do you have preferences?

M/M (295)
F/M (29)
Gen (17)
F/F (8)

I'm a slasher. It's what I enjoy.

4. What are your top 4 fandoms by numbers? Are you still active in any of them, and do you tend to migrate a lot?

Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling (166)
X-Men (Original Timeline Movies) (30)
Smallville (27)
Angel: the Series (10)
Stargate Atlantis (8)
NCIS: Los Angeles (7)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (7)
Stargate SG-1 (7)

I only write NCIS LA and HP. I tend to do a lot of fandoms but HP has been my fandom from 2001.

5. What are your top character tags? Does this match how you feel about the characters, or are you puzzled? (I’ve included my top 10 here.) (top relationships)

Draco Malfoy (6)
Marty Deeks (4)
G Callen (4)
Natasha Romanov (Marvel) (3)

I'm not even going to bother with this, because most of the times I don't list characters since my fics have one main relationship and EVERY canon character, most if it's HP, therefore I don't feel the need to list all of the characters.

Now my top relationship tags:

Draco Malfoy/Severus Snape (21)
Draco Malfoy/Ron Weasley (17)
Clark Kent/Lex Luthor (17)
Harry Potter/Severus Snape (16)
Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter (16)

The Draco love is strong!

6. What are your top 2 most used additional tags, and your bottom 2? What would happen if you combined all 4 of these into a fic?
Challenge Response (107)
Drabble (19)
Fluff and Crack (3)
Implied Mpreg (3)

I have combined all of those in challenges!

7. How many WIPs do you have currently running on AO3? Any you don’t plan on finishing?

NONE! I never post things that I haven't finished.

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Since I'm procrastinating for NaNoWriMo, let's due the AO3 Meme

Go to your works page, expand all the filters, and answer the following questions:

1.
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Since I'm procrastinating for NaNoWriMo, let's due the AO3 Meme

Go to your works page, expand all the filters, and answer the following questions:

1. <b?What’s your first and second most common work ratings? Any surprises?</b>

Explicit (116)
General Audiences (100)
Teen And Up Audiences (65)
Mature (62)

Totally not surprising since most long fics tend to be R or NC-17 and the short ones tend to be G/PG. So it's a good split.


2.<b> What’s your most common archive warning? Least common? Do you consider yourself an adventurous writer?</b>

No Archive Warnings Apply (327)
Rape/Non-Con (13)
Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings (3)
Underage (2)
Major Character Death (2)
Graphic Depictions Of Violence (2)

I'm not adventurous, but I don't see that reflected in the warning, since the AO3 warnings are somewhat limiting.

3. <b>How many fics have you written in each relationship category? Is this more accidental, or do you have preferences?</b>

M/M (295)
F/M (29)
Gen (17)
F/F (8)

I'm a slasher. It's what I enjoy.

4. <b>What are your top 4 fandoms by numbers? Are you still active in any of them, and do you tend to migrate a lot?</b>

Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling (166)
X-Men (Original Timeline Movies) (30)
Smallville (27)
Angel: the Series (10)
Stargate Atlantis (8)
NCIS: Los Angeles (7)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (7)
Stargate SG-1 (7)

I only write NCIS LA and HP. I tend to do a lot of fandoms but HP has been my fandom from 2001.

5. <b>What are your top character tags? Does this match how you feel about the characters, or are you puzzled? (I’ve included my top 10 here.)</b> (top relationships)

Draco Malfoy (6)
Marty Deeks (4)
G Callen (4)
Natasha Romanov (Marvel) (3)

I'm not even going to bother with this, because most of the times I don't list characters since my fics have one main relationship and EVERY canon character, most if it's HP, therefore I don't feel the need to list all of the characters.

Now my top relationship tags:

Draco Malfoy/Severus Snape (21)
Draco Malfoy/Ron Weasley (17)
Clark Kent/Lex Luthor (17)
Harry Potter/Severus Snape (16)
Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter (16)

The Draco love is strong!

6. <b>What are your top 2 most used additional tags, and your bottom 2? What would happen if you combined all 4 of these into a fic?</b>
Challenge Response (107)
Drabble (19)
Fluff and Crack (3)
Implied Mpreg (3)

I have combined all of those in challenges!

7. <b>How many WIPs do you have currently running on AO3? Any you don’t plan on finishing?</b>

NONE! I never post things that I haven't finished.

Secret Snarry Swap Entries Due TODAY

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All entries for Secret Snarry Swap are due TONIGHT by midnight EST! Please submit your completed entry (or your extension request) to spfestmod at gmail dot com.

Posting begins on Friday, December 1st!

The Daily Snitch: Weekend Edition, November 12, 2017

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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
All Eight Harry Potter Films Coming to HBO for New Years

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Are Seven Wizarding Schools Represented in the “Fantastic Beasts” 2 Cast List

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hogwarts365: PROMPT 218 - Due on or before November 18

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]hogwarts365: Masterlist - Prompt 217
[info]hp_nextgen_fest: 2017 Fest: Weekly Roundup #2
[info]interhouse_fest: WEEK 1 RECAP!
[info]sirius_black: FEST 2017: Week 1 Round Up

Fandom Recs:
[info]kellychambliss recced twelve Halloween drabbles.
[info]toblass recced one Severus art.
[info]ldydark1 recced one Harry/Draco fic.
[info]themightyflynn recced one Severus/Draco fic.
[info]ldydark1 recced one Harry/Draco fic.

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: Saturday November 11, 2017
[info]sshp_prophet: SS/HP Prophet - November 5 - 11
[info]potterfests: Schedule of Upcoming Events in the Harry Potter Fandom from 12 November - 18 November 2017

Essay/Meta:
Trust Me, You Don’t Want a Time-Turner
Review: Christmas in the Wizarding World Pop-Up Shop

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

Community Spotlight:
[info]hp_nextgen_fest - Now Posting!


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


November 12th, 2017

BloMo12: Hallmark Headaches....

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Hallmark Christmas movies starting non-stop on two channels on the last weekend of October is giving me an ice cream headache - too much, too fast. This year, it's 4 new movies a weekend, Saturday and Sunday on each channel. And they're advertising a 3rd channel to come.

I spoke with the SO tonight, trying to figure out what my deal is with Hallmark Movies. I mean, why do I watch them? You should hear me talking to the TV during them. I say things like:

"Best friend?" *looks up* "Yup, there's our one black person of the movie."
"Yeah, because she's going to leave behind her 500-thousand dollar salary to sculpt ice in Vermont."
"I'd break up with the love of my life because he's out earning enough money to rewire our B&B instead of being at home all the time."
"Queue the adorable children...the adorable dog...the adorable cat...And the corresponding commercial."
"Wow, they have the chemistry of water in plastic."
"She does one strong thing and then....yup, now she's running away."

I'm actually even more cynical watching these things, but I can't mutter to myself and write things down.

Anyway, the SO thinks I like them for background noise and because at least I know I will always get a happy ending to a story I've only half-paid attention to. But I also think it's because, despite the unending whiteness, some of the stories are actually clever, engaging, romantic and generally several steps above the average Hallmark movie. When you make 200 movies a year, it makes sense that only a few of them would be actually good. I like the ones that I like enough to not want to miss out on any future faves.

*sigh* I'd feel bad watching so much pablum if I didn't follow them with late-shows and the news. I always land my feet back on Earth by the end of the day.

love, lore

Interrogation

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Title: Interrogation
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Frank Longbottom/Alice Longbottom, Augusta Longbottom, Peter Pettigrew.
Word Count: 100 x 8
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 716: Snape's Library - The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts.
This is part Twenty-Eight of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
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.

Read Interrogation on LJ/IJ/DW.

Fic: New Year's Day

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Title: New Year's Day
Author/Artist: [personal profile] titti
Pairing(s): Draco/James Sirius
Rating: G
Prompt: Lightning bolts in the snow
Link to full table: Here
Summary: Harry finds out about James and Draco.
Word Count: 1000
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.

New Year's Day )

November 11th, 2017

BloMo11: Sore Thor....

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Finally saw Thor: Ragnarok today. Generally, I loved it. It was funny and there were dozens of sexy poses. I also think it's great that the Marvel universe movies can take serious liberties with the stories in a way that the comics often can't - the movies are short-form compared to the forever memory of comics.

That said, spoilers )

What bothers you when it happens to your heroes?

Love, lore

SS/HP Prophet - November 5 - 11

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