steady rollin'

what the toll tells

July 21st, 2017

Leadership - Horses v. Trump

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We've belonged to Costco for many years and I generally leaf through their magazine when it arrived. I did so with the July issue and ran into this article, Lessons from horses. It's one page, worth reading, and when I got to the part on the Alpha Mare, I thought "No wonder I don't trust Trump, he has none of these things."

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Join the party!

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We're halfway through Harry's birthday party challenge but with ten days until his big day, there's plenty of time to participate!

All the rules can be found here: DW, LJ, and IJ

As always, the most important rule is to have fun as you create more Snarry!

Daily Deviant Stat Meme

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[personal profile] alisanne posted about her stats from ten years of writing for [info]daily_deviant and I thought it would be fun to look at my #'s. (That's numbers, kids, not hashtags. LOL)

I hadn't expected, however, to be unable to really have anything meaningful to share. :P I've had about 48 full-length entries (there are a few comment fics as well). Other than my very first entry (which had bloodplay as a kink), I seem to have avoided writing my OTP very often, usually as a gift for someone else. Probably because I've always felt the purpose of Daily Deviant was to branch out and try new things.

There is probably some difference between how I posted them originally and how I tagged them at AO3, but according to AO3, I've written 7 Harry/Draco, 4 Severus/Harry entries, and 2 threesomes with those characters. The interesting find was I have 4 Kingsley/Draco. That's a lot considering the next few pairings only have two (Fred/George, Angelina/Fred/George, Albus Severus/Scorpius, Harry/Ginny) and then it drops down to single use.

As for individual characters, no surprise that Harry comes in first with 22 entries (about 45% of the total), 19 for Draco, 14 for Severus. Charlie, Neville, and Kingsley all have a solid 6 entries.

I thought I'd list a handful of my faves that I've done over the years. A few probably wouldn't have seen the light of day if not for Deviant.

Favorite Deviant fics )

July 20th, 2017

Of Passion and Pardon

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Title: Of Passion and Pardon
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley/OFC.
Word Count: 100 x 6
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [info]snarry100's prompt# 585: Passion.
Summary: The fateful meeting day arrives.
Part Twenty 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 Of Passion and Pardon on LJ/IJ/DW.

July 19th, 2017

Firewhiskeyfic on Friday!

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[personal profile] sdk will be hosting until I arrive--an unexpected, unavoidable delay, unfortunately. So sit back, have a drink and a chat, and I'll catch up when I can. ♥

Domestic Distraction

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Title: Domestic Distraction
Author: [info]alisanne
Character(s)/Pairing(s): James Sirius Potter/Teddy Lupin, Albus Severus Potter/Scorpius Malfoy (implied).
Challenge: Written for [info]hp_nextgen100's prompt # 122: Distraction.
Rating: PG
Length: 100 x 6
Warnings: None.
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 Domestic Distraction on LJ/IJ/DW.

Project 52

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Click here for Week 29 )

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July 18th, 2017

[info]capitu posting in [info]dailysnitch
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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
More Previews of 'Prisoner of Azkaban' Illustrated Edition by Jim Kay.
Sean Biggerstaff Joins Georgia Moffett for New “Doctor Who” Audio Adventures.
Bloomsbury releasing 2 new Harry Potter-related books with J.K. Rowling's notes.
‘Harry Potter’ Cast in Film News and Clips: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ and More.
David Bradley and Jim Broadbent in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Opening.
Harry Potter exhibit 'Christmas in the Wizarding World' coming to stores this fall.
Review: Harry Potter Film Concert Series – “Chamber of Secrets”.
You Can Do Your Holiday Shopping in the Wizarding World This Year.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Unlocking Fantastic Beats: In Search of the Shooting Script 'The Round Up Post'.
Ezra Miller Shines as Flash in Press for "Justice League".

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' on-stage production promos with new London cast.

Communities:
[info]hp_creatures posted Claiming Info for the HP Creatures 2017 Fest.
[info]hp_crossgenfest posted Submissions due July 17th.

Fandom Recs:
[info]gracerene recced one Harry/Draco fic.

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: Monday, July 17th.
[info]digthewriter posted A Tutorial: Placing HTML tags in a Word Document..

Archive News:
The Brian/Justin Archive is Moving to AO3.

Essay/Meta:
Grindelwald: The Only One Dumbledore Ever Feared? By Victor

Searches:
[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.

July 17th, 2017

The Daily Snitch - Weekend Edition, July 16, 2017

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Joanne K. Rowling:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: first look at new edition illustrated by Jim Kay.
• A Guide to Collecting the Harry Potter Books. Also in German: Was sind die ersten Harry Potter-Bücher heute wert? (abebooks)

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Bid on Daniel Radcliff's Loud Shirt now!
• Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) interviews the latest "Shared Shelf" author Margaret Atwood.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Speakbeasty Podcast Episode #41: Credence Joins the Circus.

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 201 (due on or before July 21): Jasmine Warga quote, Height and Nimbus Racing Broom Company.
• @introvert-club posted Wolfstar Prompt 11.
[info]slythindor100 posted the Week One Results and the Week 2 Prompt: Chocolate Frog Card(s) of the ongoing Harry/Draco LDWS.

Communities:
[info]hd_fanart: Claiming is open for the Harry/Draco Fanart Fest.
[info]evening12 posted a Question for fest mods about using tumblr.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]hogwarts365 posted the Prompt #200 Masterlist.

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

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: July 16, 2017 edition.
Schedule of Upcoming Events from 16 to 22 July at [info]potterfests.
• The SS/HP Prophet from July 9 to 15.

Discussions:
[info]8c | @pukingpastilles has a discussion on Harry and Hermione as PoC on her tumblr.

Essay/Meta:
• Victor collected Five Moments That Allude to Dumbledore's Relationship with Grindelwald. (MuggleNet)

General Fandom News:
• Leaky Cauldron 2017 on September 3 so far: Special Guests, Schedule and Tickets.

Nifty:
• Candlewick publishes "New Magical Film Projections: Patronus Charm" book.

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

Community Spotlight:
[community profile] picture_prompt_funPicture Prompt Fun
This new community is for every writer who wants to have fun with picture prompts. There is a new challenge, consisting of two pictures, posted each week. Pictures can be everything you can imagine: settings, persons, animals, history, science fiction, etc. All writing (fanfiction and original fic), all genres, slash, femslash, het and gen is welcome.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

July 15th, 2017

SS/HP Prophet for July 9 - July 15

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The SS/HP Prophet for July 9 - July 15

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

SS/HP Prophet for July 9 - July 15

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One Shots
[x] Abstractconcept: Ball and Chain [Explicit] Chan
[x] Evergreen (myideaofbeautiful): The shadow of your breath robs me of mine [Explicit]
[x] KwBw21: Contentment [General]
[x] KwBw21: Oceane [General]

Completed Chapter Fic
[x] Mottlemoth: Time and Time Again - Chapter 11/? [Explicit]

Works In Progress
[x] 99Blackpanther99: It could be a lot of fun or a great big disaster - Chapter 27/? [Explicit]
[x] 99Blackpanther99: It could be a lot of fun or a great big disaster - Chapter 28/? [Explicit]
[x] Alisanne: Wisdom - Chapter 19/? [Explicit]
[x] Amledo: The North Wind Blows - Chapter 22/? [Mature] Chan Lucius/Harry/Severus/Voldemort
[x] BeholdTheMetatron1946: The Babysitters Club and The Dark Lord's Daughters - Chapter 5/54 [Explicit]
[x] BeholdTheMetatron1946: The Babysitters Club and The Dark Lord's Daughters - Chapter 6/54 [Explicit]
[x] BeholdTheMetatron1946: The Babysitters Club and The Dark Lord's Daughters - Chapter 7/54 [Explicit]
[x] Blinded_HP: Life as I know it - Chapter 12/19 [Mature]
[x] CallmeKitten: Sold. - Chapter 2/? [Teen]
[x] Cautta: Shivers In The Dark - Chapter 9/? [Explicit]
[x] Chuksha: All in good time - Chapter 19/? [Mature]
[x] DebsTheSlytherinSnapeFan: Willing - Chapter 114/? [Mature]
[x] Delizabethl22: Tea Cures All Ills - Chapter 39/? [Mature]
[x] Drwritermom: Embracing his Inner Snake, a Parselmouth Snarrody - Chapter 2/? [Teen]
[x] Drwritermom: Embracing his Inner Snake, a Parselmouth Snarrody - Chapter 3/? [Teen]
[x] Elvirakitties: Control It's Not What It's Cracked Up To Be - Chapter 6/? [Not Rated]
[x] Emarwood: Rumour Has It - Chapter 1/3 [Mature]
[x] Genuka: Severus' Kitten - Chapter 1/? [Teen]
[x] Genuka: Severus' Kitten - Chapter 2/? [Teen]
[x] Jorg & Rachelautumn: To Love, Suffer and Forgive - Chapter 16/38 [Explicit]
[x] Lunarlooroo: White Heather for Protection - Chapter 58/? [General]
[x] RiverDeNile: The Greatest Weapon - Chapter 13/? [Explicit]
[x] Severus1snape: Unintentional Wet Dreams - Chapter 9/? [Mature]
[x] Slytherkins: A Crimson River - Chapter 46/? [Explicit] Chan threesome: Remus Lupin/Harry Potter/Severus Snape
[x] SynodicDivider: The Gift of Sight - Chapter 9/? [Not Rated]

Drabbles And Ficlets
[x] Lilyseyes: A Birthday Card For Harry [PG]

Miscellaneous
[x] snarry100: Has Issued Challenge 585 - Passion

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sscrewdriver

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anyone know how to reach sscrewdriver?  they were on lj http://sscrewdriver.livejournal.com/ and i found them on deviant art, but neither have been updated for a long while and private messages/comments are unanswered.  i'd like to ask to have abp_meta comm on lj transfered to someone else as theyre no longer in the fandom.

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can't believe i didnt see/comment on this first time around.... from a comment in the ABP_meta group...
abp-meta.livejournal.com/1279.html#t30207






really cant wait to get posting again... ten yr anniversary for last update, fifteenth for first book's first chapter.... mostly i'm slowed by pain and insomina and watching over bug when they have multiple day long seizures b/c the effing hospital thinks  temporal lobe manifestations are just people ODing on opiates or trying to get some.  Trying to finish basic website layout/server and doing some clean up on the published fics, with new chapter within yr.  thats my goal/focus.  once i get the new site software running i'll prolly take a 'break' and do a Q&A  to help readers catch up after the long hiatus.

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July 14th, 2017

FIC: A Birthday Card for Harry

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Title: A Birthday Card for Harry
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Other pairings/threesome: None
Rating: PG
Word count: 400
Content/Warning(s): (highlight for spoilers) *None*
Summary/Prompt: Severus struggles to write the perfect birthday greeting in Harry's card.
A/N: Happy Birthday, Harry! 😊

A Birthday Card for Harry )

archive.is violations?

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so archive.is is copying my material, even though some of it is original and ignoring robots.txt (their faqs claim they dont have to).  pissed off doesnt even begin to describe their blatent disregard for authors, artists, copyright, personal safety, etc.

any one dealt with them before and getting stuff removed?

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The Daily Snitch: Friday, July 14, 2017

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Joanne K. Rowling:
• J.K. Rowling BFI to Host Preview Event For ‘Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling’
• J.K. Rowling Has Written Her Long-Teased Fairy Tale!
• J.K. Rowling talks Lumos, personal fears, unpublished children's story, more with CNN

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Killing Lord Voldemort and Other Movie Adventures
Be the First to See the New Illustrated “Prisoner of Azkaban” with Bloomsbury!
Happy Birthday Wishes to Fiona Shaw
Evanna Lynch Talks “Disco Pigs” and 20 Years of “Harry Potter”
Weekly Cast Round-up: Tom Felton’s Cricket Craze, Gary Oldman as Churchill, Comic-Con & More!
David Thewlis Nominated for an Emmy!
Emma Watson Interviews Margaret Atwood on “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Cover of Fully Illustrated “Fantastic Beasts” Revealed!
Extra Artwork From New Illustrated “Fantastic Beasts” Revealed!
Fantastic Beasts strut their way onto new cover art
Harry Potter Book Night 2018 to take place February 1, with 'Fantastic Beasts' theme
Fantastic Beast Found! New Species of Spider Named After Aragog

HP & The Cursed Child – Actors and Movies:
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' wins for theatre at South Bank Sky Arts Awards
Top Five Random “Cursed Child” Moments Revisited
Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ Wins Theatre Award, New Anthony Boyle and Jack Thorne Projects, and More!
Thorne and Tiffany Talk “Cursed Child” Ahead of Paperback Script Release

Communities:
[info]rarepair_shorts: WISHLIST FEST is still going STRONG!
[info]hp_podfic_fest: check-in -- two months to go
[info]hd_fanart: Prompting ends soon!
[info]one_bad_man: Friday again...
[info]hp_creatures: Prompting Closes Tomorrow!

Editor's Choice Rec:
Fantastic Beasts by 3vil-is-g00d@tumblr (Newt, Tina, Queenie, Jacob; gen; art)

Fandom Recs:
[info]ldydark1 recced one Harry/Draco fic.
[info]too_dle_oo recced one Severus/Hermione fic.
[info]gracerene recced one Harry/Draco fic.
[info]kellychambliss recced one Severus/Minerva fic.
• drarryspecificrecs recced ten Harry/Draco fics.

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: Monday, July 10, 2017
[info]hd_prophet: Thursday, 13 July, 2017

Archive News:
• OTW: The OTW is Recruiting Report Writers, Fanlore Gardeners, and Tag Wranglers!
• OTW: Elections 2017 Q&A and Chats

Essay/Meta:
What If an Owl, Rat, Cat, or Toad Just Doesn’t Do It for You?
The Three Fates Meet The Weird Sisters: Cormoran Strike, Harry Potter, and the Question of Fate, Free Will, and Choice
The Basilisk and Nagini Were Probably Quite Nice
Billywigs… and That’s It?
The ‘Harrying of Hell’ The Harrowing in Philosopher’s Stone and Deathly Hallows
Riddikulus! Humor as a Weapon against Fear and Evil
Five Reasons Why Harry Potter Should Be Your Favorite Character
Why Is a Dementor Like an Ice Pick?

Nifty:
Velkommen til Oslo! MuggleNet Attends the European Quidditch Games 2017!
The Three Broomsticks Wins Theme Park Insider Award Second Year in a Row!
Breakfast at Hogwarts opening at Harry Potter's Warner Bros. Studio Tour this August
The Lovegoods Drop Brand-New Album!
Registration for Granger Leadership Academy Open Now!

[info]daily_snitch: currently looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta, etc ...) for Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[info]hd_cliche: a low stress, mini-fest celebrating well-loved cliches in the H/D Fandom! Our goal is to be as fun and low-maintenance as possible while taking our favorite themes and giving them a new spin! Posting begins July 31!


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aparently pastiche is too much for some to comprehend

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oh man, this makes med sad... not getting a negative review, but the 'cause' for it.  What are they failing to teach kids in school days.  theyre complaining about not understanding stuff i learned in effing junior high!

forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php

its a pastiche... in the style of ancient mesopotamian stories.  You don't have to like the style, but thats completely seperate from if the authour managed to replicate the style effectively or not  (eg: 1/5 because i dont like the style, but 4/5 for execution and adherance to original style) There is TON of repitions and their own style of prose/poetry, not to mention lacuna or missing fragments is a common (and honest) fearure of translations from such long dead languages ... and as a computer programmer i know that sometimes disks/drives can be damaged in such a way that bits are missing here and there.  Recovering data, from damaged disks or ancient cuniform tablets is no easy feat, and just getting some of it, enough to understand it, despite the lacuna, is a great achievement.

  • but its too hard to tead because ii was stylistic and bad at it .
  • but the author failed to 'recover' the lost fic because of all thé missing parts.
  • they just threw together ideas with no direction (i fucking followed the gilgamesh plot near-exactly)
  • i havent read it but don't rec it. (my favourite kind of review!).

FFS, try reading the source text, Gardner's Gilgamesh being a decent one for the unitiated i think, and which i used as a refrence for writing, along with a collected book on mesopamian stories and ishtar ones, but googlimg 'gilgamesh + text will pop up some older versions, some which try to fill in or skip the lacuna, others use '........' to inficate lacuna etc, and some try to modernise the style, but as i was writing for someone with interest in the subject, i went with what was the closer imho reading.  Anyway, if you get gardner's book note the style, note the lacuna, note the footnotes about the discovery, translation and words that no one agrees the meaning for...(Dead language meta...just was was Voldemort's 'Wawu'?).  The very epic of Gilgamesh is about a man's hopeless quest for immortality (and other things, voldie wouldnt understand really)

And i see even the fannish meta went right over their heads ::eyeroll::  like Mrs Bough being killed by an anvil after arguing about the believability of canon pairings ("[re Ron and Hermioned]" I do feel that I have dropped heavy – hints. ANVIL-sized, actually, hints, prior to this point. ). or about fanfic forming a new mythos, in which, through various incarnations, from DE orgies to Prada suits, Voldie does obtain a sort of immortality, just not the kind he was intending.  (second pargraph of fic)

i don't care if feedback is positive, negative or so-so... but back it up!  i'd love to how, for example,if i  succeeded or even failed at pastiche etc.   But you can't make a coherent or useful attempt at feedback of any use to the author or to potential readers if you criticise or praise patiche without having a clue about what it is or what the original work was like.  Complaining about their own ignorance as my failing doesn't tell me about my writing or how to improve, it tells me about their ignorance and their inability to recognise/learn... i'd have thought someone interested in a fic that incorporates a mythos or culture or literary tradition etc one was unfamiliar with would, you know, do a little googling to figure it our before revealing one's ignorance to the internet.  I suppose i expect too much. 

I gotta wonder, is this why they expressed that they were doubtful of anything posted to livejournal... to many educated ppl in the journal communities?  stick with the like minded uneducated so you can appear to be, and think you are, smart, and never have to question your ignorances or biases.... (oh how much ive learned on LJ and DW, i have to make a post about that one day, a sorta general thankyou to all the, many i dont recall names of, who educated me on so many things soon as i realised shutting my mouth and listening would take me farther in understand other people and the world.)

anyway, i'm guess i'm lucky they didnt try reading the Gertrude Stein crossover pactiche; it  prolly woulda got negative stars, lol.

example from a public domain text, though i like Gardener's better....

Urshanabi arrived at the Waters of Death.
Urshanabi said to Gilgamesh:
"Hold back, Gilgamesh, take a punting pole,
but your hand must not pass over the Waters of Death ... !
Take a second, Gilgamesh, a third, and a fourth pole,
take a fifth, Gilgamesh, a sixth, and a seventh pole,
take an eighth, Gilgamesh, a ninth, and a tenth pole,
take an eleventh, Gilgamesh, and a twelfth pole!"
In twice 60 rods Gilgamesh had used up the punting poles.
Then he loosened his waist-cloth(?) for...
Gilgamesh stripped off his garment
and held it up on the mast(!) with his arms.
Utanapishtim was gazing off into the distance,
puzzling to himself he said, wondering to himself:
"Why are 'the stone things' of the boat smashed to pieces!
And why is someone not its master sailing on it?
The one who is coming is not a man of mine, ...

I keep looking but not...
I keep looking but not ...
I keep looking..."

[lines are missing here.]

Utanapishtim said to Gilgamesh:
"Why are your cheeks emaciated, your expression desolate!
Why is your heart so wretched, your features so haggard!
Why is there such sadness deep within you!
Why do you look like one who has been traveling a long distance
so that ice and heat have seared your face!
... you roam the wilderness!"

Gilgamesh spoke to Utanapishtim saying:
"Should not my cheeks be emaciated, my expression desolate!
Should my heart not be wretched, my features not haggard!
Should there not be sadness deep within me!
Should I not look like one who has been traveling a long distance,
and should ice and heat not have seared my face!
... should I not roam the wilderness)
www.ancienttexts.org/library/mesopotamian/gilgamesh/tab10.htm

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Photobucket

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Photobucket wants $6 a month for off-site posting. Um ... Nope. I have some posts with embedded images, they will have grey boxes instead of the pictures. I'm not paying six dollars a month to host pictures. Six dollars!! A month? No.

Full Circle

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Title: Full Circle
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Neville Longbottom/Draco Malfoy.
Word Count: 100 x 12
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [info]neville100's prompt# 360: Full circle.
Warning(s)/Genre: Angst, Pre-slash.
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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July 13th, 2017

Expunging users

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We have corrected the issue that was causing users to not get expunged. They are currently expunging now.

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I'm exhausted and fussy as hell today. I've been I'll since last week and it's been especially bad since Tuesday. I had a migraine, then post migraine nausea and now the migraine has rebounded back.

My icons have gone down. I want to cry. I'm stressed and numb and I want to get lost in fiction. But it's time to make lunch and I have things to do and I wish I had a time Turner.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW. Comment wherever you please.

Thursday - Het and Other Slash

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You Best Believe I'm Yours
wincechesters | PG-13 | Siobhan/Kristen, mentions of Dean/Cas, Spoilers through 10x05
Kristen's mom would probably kill her for wasting energy on something like the school musical when she should be working on bringing her grades up and applying for colleges, but she just had to audition when she found out they were performing Supernatural for the musical this year. When she gets the part of Castiel, a character she identifies with more strongly than any other, she's never been happieruntil she discovers that the actor playing Dean Winchester is none other than Siobhan, the girl shes had a crush on for two years.
We saw these two together in canon but only glimpses. This fic explores how they got together in the first place. Part of the spnfemminibang.

Extraordinaire
holyhael | PG-13 | Claire Novak/Hael, part of the spnfemminibang
She doesnt hear the womans footsteps, but the next thing Hael knows, the curtain is pulled back by a tall woman in patterned scrubs. Her eyes - burning, familiar - transfix Hael, and she knows.
Youre not a nurse, Hael says.
The woman sort of smirks. And youre not a human. Not really.
An interesting alternate take on what has become of Claire since S4 and how both she and Hael find the beginnings of healing together.

sunday - sam/dean

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In a Fix
afattribble | NC-17| This fic is rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content and moderate violence that I consider on par with the show.
Dean Smith is a 'fixer' for hire. He has kept his real name a secret from the hunter community for years in order to protect a younger brother that doesn't even know he exists. Unfortunately, that lasts until he's blackmailed into taking a job with the Moore family, who give him a week in their estate to break up their daughter's engagement to some no-name law student.
It was impossible to stop reading this. A fabulous AU Sam and Dean reunion fic. Great writing and excellent characterizations.

sunday - sam/dean

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Sex Tape
ash_carpenter | NC17| Sam/Dean
Summary. Sam and Dean make a sex tape! They're not as good at it as Dean seems to think.
The anti-kink series is a fandom classic, and this installment has the same delicious mix of hysterically funny and ridiculously hot that only Sam and Dean could pull off.

The Princess and the Memory Foam
blackrabbit42 | R| Sam/Dean
Summary. She has one job... to give Dean a good night's sleep. But when she learns that the sweet embrace of her memory foam isn't enough, the Mattress has a few other tricks up her sleeve.
The author manages to create a memorable character out of a mattress, who then provides a unique and heartwarming perspective on her owners, Sam and Dean.

Sun in My Mouth
cydsa | NC-17 | Warnings: Language, sibling incest, demons, angels, magic, sexual situations, Bottom!Dean
Summary: Three years after Sam loses his brother to Hell, he discovers that Dean has been sent topside. Sam has made some compromises to find Dean. Just how far he’s gone, just how much he’s done, well, Dean is probably going to be pissed. Once Sam gets Dean back, he isn’t planning on losing him again. No matter what he has to do. Never again.
A beautiful representation of the boys' relationship and an amazing and original alternative resolution to the Mark of Cain problem. A really great read.

Friday- Art, Vids, Misc. Big Bang Edition

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Art for Mind, Body, Soul
sammycolt24 | R | warnings for chair!sex with some naughty bits showing
Line drawing illustration for a/b/o fic. Jared/Jensen
These line drawings are so sensual, it seems like you could reach out and slide your hand under the curve of Jared's back, or trace your fingers down his upturned throat.

Art for Life Is....
alexisjane | G |
Line drawing illustration and animated banner for Jensen/Jared/Misha.
The artist conveyed so much feeling into the objects she chose to illustrate, and the animation will knock your heart for a loop. Also.. Hand. Drawn. Text.


Art for Astantine
necrora | PG | boy kissing and nude (?) aliens.
Digital art, Sci-fi
The art itself is beautiful, but I love, love love the alien design sheets.


Art for The Song of the Ravens
amberdreams | PG | boy kissing
Digital pencil sketches for destiel story. Celtic themes.
This is the kind of artist every author hopes for. Not only is her work imaginative and stunning, but there's so much of it!


Art for Between Darkness and Light
chomaisky | G | Dark themes
Digital drawing for sam/dean horror story based on The Crow .
It's amazing how many shivers this artist produced with so few colors. You look at this art and you have no doubt what the story will be like in mood and tone.


Art for The Debts You'll Never Pay
dun | G | Anatomically correct depiction of human heart
Traditional drawing and digitally colored illustrations for castiel/claire story.
Even if this pairing is not your cup of tea, please check out the art. The drawings are imaginative and powerful, just an incredible amount of talent here. This is the second big bang entry by this artist, please take a moment to scroll through her journal and see the first as well. Both are just amazing!


Art for Deja Vu
riverofwind | G | Flashing image
Digital drawing and animated gif for sci-fi story loosely based on Total Recall.
I love the polished animation style of this artist. The gif is fantastic... if you look at it, you can see that the changes from one frame to the next are actually quite minimal, but the coloring and tone are in stark contrast. Also- Sam with a gatling gun and thigh holster? Who can resist?

Compiler's note- my apologies to all these lovely artists... your art is so amazing, and I lacked the words tonight to adequately describe your works in my summaries. To everyone else- please just click and see for yourselves. The talent in this fandom is staggering.

sunday - sam/dean

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Playing House
dimeloria | NC17| Sam/Dean
Summary. To Sam, this is the kinkiest thing they have ever done. Hands down.
This is a beautiful, emotional story that plays out in real time, as Sam tries to fulfill Dean’s desire for something that would be kinky only to the Winchester’s.

New Toy
selecasharp | NC-17 | Straight-up porn, nipple play
Summary: Sam and Dean are still learning each other.
I'm more interested in plot than PWP, but I will read anything written by selecasharp, even "straight-up porn." If this doesn't bring a flush to your skin, I don't know what will. Whew!

Seasons
[AO3 account] dreamlittleyo | Teen and Up | No warnings.
Summary: In which Sam and Dean share a quieter future.
I am always amazed by writers who can evoke so many feelings with so few words. This is a lovely vignette that represents a future I hope Dean and Sam can have.

What is and What Shall Always Be
stir_of_echoes | Not Rated (I'd say R)| No warnings.
Written for this prompt: Sam and Dean are watching tv late after a hunt one night on the motel couch. In the middle of the night one of them wakes up to realize that they've fallen asleep and curled up together. Also, boners.
A sexy story that for me epitomizes the sexual tension we imagine between the boys. Very well written, with a lovely ending.

Monday: General Fiction

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Measure My Life in Coffee Cups
kcscribbler | PG-13| Vague spoilers for entire series, and specifically Season 10 (more specifically Soul Survivor).
Summary: Ten chronological snapshots, measured by ten significant cups of coffee in Sam Winchester's life.
Reccer's notes: A really beautifully crafted story illustrating key moments in their history that illuminate their deep brotherly bond. With the bonus of some really hilarious lines.


Adventures in Deansitting
zelda_addict | PG for a little language | Author's warnings: "Um... Up to present but vague? Seriously, Im not sure exactly where this would fall continuity-wise, but definitely at least Season 9 or 10 for references. I dont think I give away anything devastating, though."
Summary: After an accident involving a witch and some transformation potions, Dean is in need of constant supervision (but what else is new), Sam has to get a little more in touch with his feminine side, and both brothers are in over their heads.
Reccer's notes: Who can resist baby!Dean fic? This is clever, funny, and brings something fresh to the transformation trope.

Friday- Arts, Vids, Misc.

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Rainbowraffes
riverofwind | G |
J2 giraffes holding a rainbow flag.
A sweet way to commemorate this historic day. Love won.

Friday- Arts, Vids, Misc.

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Viking!Jared
becc_j | G | No warnings.
Full painting of Jared as a Viking.
The palette really defines the mood of this painting so well, and the light and shadow are subtle enough not to be distracting, but really add depth. Also... Jared in a man-bun.


Take These Off
badbastion | R | half-dressed, clothed erection, wincest cuddling, sexy times in the back of the Impala, pre-Stanford; Sam is about 18.
It's hot and humid, and Sam's this close to being naked. Dean needs him to take the final step.Digital drawing.
The more I look at this pic, the more details I see. Very nicely captures an expectant snapshot of the scene.

J2 2048
smalltroven | PG? For knee fondling? | Warning- you will become an addict.
Like the game 2048, only instead of combining number tiles, you combine J2 gifs.
I've never recc'd anything like this before. I've never SEEN anything like this before. I am completely addicted to puzzle games like 2048, and this just took my addiction and amplified it by j2-thousand times. Their dumb-ass faces in the second tile are cracking me up to no end.

Art for Soundproof Box
ar_richardson | Art= PG for slight gore, fic = NC17 | Slight gore (blood)
Mulitmedia illustration.
This is a new artist for me, and I love how the artist pulled together different techniques for the finished piece. Will definitely be following ar_richardson from now on.

Tuesday: Real Person Fiction

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[well, it's still Tuesday in ~my timezone. ;) ]

Real Slow
deirdre_c | NC-17 | No warnings.
Summary: The stripteasing on stage at conventions is a joke, until Jensen gets drunk and sends a private video to Jared. Then its not so funny anymore.
Reccer's notes: This an interesting mix of RPF and AU, which will be acceptable, I think, to those readers who aren't fond of RPF. Though how anyone could resist this story is beyond me. The author manages to deliver humor, angst, schmoop, and really hot sex -- all under 11K words. An amazing story and one that I know I'll be reading again.

Friday- Arts, Vids, Misc.

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Climbing Mountains Lying Down
badbastion | PG | clothed men kissing.
urtain!art: Castiel loves his practical, comfortable pajamas almost as much as he loves Sam. Small Sam/Cas ficlet also.
Beautiful use of light and shadow conveys a peaceful moment.

Tracking Aeroplanes
graphicinmotion (AKA Loki or secretlytodream) | PG for Show level violence | Spoilers through 10.23
Summary from author's notes: "So, at first I just wanted to make a general season finale video but somewhere along the way it turned into some kind of promo video for Jared's "Always keep fighting" campaign haha
Seriously though, together they're stronger than apart, no man is an island, so whatever you're going through that seems too hard or impossible to bear, just share it with somebody and ask for help."
Watching this made me realize why season 10 felt so much like earlier seasons that we all know and love; a return to what is at the core of the show.

Shut up Dean, It's Good for You
cassiopeia7 | G |
Long-suffering Sam presenting rabbit-friendly takeout to a skeptical bunny!Dean.
I have to admit, I'm partial to all versions of bunny!Dean, but to me, it's Sam's face that really makes this piece. His body looks so relaxed... it tickles me that Dean had to be be a bunny for Sam to be able to experience that.

Sleepy Sammy
sammycolt24 | PG | Partial sleeping nudity.
Dean thinks Sam is just so cute when he's sleeping, but Sam is too out of it to believe him..
The texture in this drawing gives it a very palpable feel. You could almost reach in and run your fingers through Sam's hair, or feel the fever burning off his skin.

Ain't no Saint
becc_j | G | Spoiler for 10.23.
Black and white digital painting, Dean with prop from 10.23.
Perfectly captures the spirit of Dean in 10.23.

Laugh, I Nearly Died
alethiometry | G |
Digital manipulationof photos, shattered Sam and Jess.
Beautiful portraits of Sam and Jess, and the turorial that accompanies the entry really shows how much work and attention to detail went into creating them.

Never Too Heavy
yuriookino | G |
In About a Boy Sam is de-aged as well, Dean finds himself in a even more insane situation as his younger self tries to keep Sam safe when he's so little.
Deans. Face.

Friday- Arts, Vids, Misc.

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Sputnik Sweetheart
alethiometry | G |
Photomanip of young Sam with text.
A wistful and lonely look at young Sam that makes my heart ache for him

Tough Mudder
[tumblr.com profile] Gan Eden
| PG |
Flawless photomanip of J2 having fun at the Tough Mudder.
The joy that the real pics have brought fandom over the past week? Totally captured in this piece, just with a little extra J2-ness thrown in there for extra joy.

Happy Together
ash48 | G|
Summary (from the vidder, because she said it so well!) Every now and then a song comes along that just screams J2. When I saw this song mentioned in reference to the Js I just knew I had to make a vid to it. But I wanted to do something a little different than just a J2 vid so thought about combining Sam and Dean with Jared and Jensen. I wanted to show how their off screen chemistry and camaraderie feeds into the on screen chemistry between Sam and Dean. So the idea of "happy together" is the matching of Jared and Jensen to Sam and Dean. And it's not only great seeing the Js happy in each others company, but also seeing those glimpse of when the brothers are happy being together. Even though their relationship is fraught with drama (and all the angst!), I believe that there is a sense of happiness and peace when they are truly working well and just being together.
What the vidder has done here with the combination of convention clips and Supernatural clips is so fun. The parallels she noticed and included will make you smile and shake your head at the boys at the same time.

Maybe I Can Be Saved
tripperfunster | G |
Stained glass window depicting a scene in which Sam gets the quest he always hoped for.
I love pieces that use different media, so this stained glass window was a beautiful surprise. You can see by looking at it, and by scrolling through the artist's journal that this was a labor of love that spanned several months. It really pays off, as it's exquisitely executed. The earnest look on Sam's face just slays me.

Tuesday: Real Person Fiction

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Keeping Company
tabaqui | Adult | No warnings
Jared is a photographer of the rich, wanna-be-famous, and privileged of New York. Jensen seems to date a lot of them. A not-what-you-were-expecting kinda escort fic.
Reccer's notes: A great read! Clever, hot, and laugh-out-loud funny.


Stranded in Motion
tebtosca | NC-17 | Permanent injury (amputation), PTSD, panic attacks, flashbacks to war
After a roadside bombing leaves his life in tatters, Private Jared Padalecki finds hope for a new future in a Texas hospital.
Reccer's notes: Gorgeous art, gorgeous story. Sweet and lovely and heart-wrenching.

Monday: General Fiction

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Because We're All Dead In Here
vail_kagami | PG-13 | Vague spoilers for 10x01
After her death, Sarah Blake finds herself drifting. She's not alone in that.
Reccer's notes: A hauntingly sad and beautifully written look at what might have been.

Frater Lupinus
[AO3 account] cleflink | Teen and Up | No Archive Warnings Apply.
Sam's older brother is, and always has been, a wolf. It doesn't make much sense to Sam, but it's still an undeniable fact of life. Or, at least it is until Dean gets caught in the wrong spell and Sam ends up with a human-shaped brother who's surprisingly unhappy with the situation.
Sam's always known that Dean would take a secret to the grave if he thought it was in Sam's best interests. He wasn't expecting a secret like this.
Reccer's notes: Great brother-focused story, with classic Winchester family dynamics and an ending that is satisfying but also leaves you wanting more.

"Not I," said the Cat
[AO3 account] bellatemple | G | No Warnings
It blew in on a cool breeze and a flutter of dead leaves. They never stood a chance.
Reccer's notes: Dean finds a kitten. Of course, he is allergic. A sweet, lovely, funny slice of Winchester life.

sunday - sam/dean

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Dean Winchester is Dead, Long Live Dean Winchester
dimeliora | Unrated | Warnings or other notes.
Dean wakes up to wage a war he's not equipped to fight.Set, technically, about five minutes before the end of the season nine finale. No spoilers for season ten.
Dean’s journey is amazing and cathartic, at least for us!

you are my little kite
[AO3 account] tekuates | General Audiences | No Archive Warnings Apply/Pre-Canon/Pining.
He stares at himself in the mirror. Dean used to be able to see himself, but now he just sees pieces; his crooked nose, his eyes, his mouth, twisted up. He can’t make the parts resolve into the whole. Not anymore.
Lovely subtle touches make this story, set just pre-series, throb with Dean’s own loss.


The New York Story
[AO3 account] frozen_delight | Mature | Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
To Sam it was always The New York Story.
Angsty goodness with great backstory (both about John and about the history of Sam/Dean) and a continuation of Dean’s pigheaded insistence on self-sacrifice.

Out of the Woods[AO3 account] selecasharp | Mature | No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary: After Flint, the boys decide to go on one of their regular hunts in rural Ohio. But there's something else out there in the woods, stalking Dean, and for Sam, saving him means facing down the complicated mess of emotions sitting between them.
Very enjoyable monsters (well, for the reader anyway) and lovely longing and mutual confessions.

July 12th, 2017

Simply Smitten

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Title: Simply Smitten
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley/OFC.
Word Count: 100 x 8
Rating: R
Challenge: Written for [info]snarry100's prompt# 584: Simple.
Summary: Harry's plan comes to fruition.
Part Nineteen 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 Simply Smitten on LJ/IJ/DW.

Are there any pies Amazon does not have its fingers in?

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Anime Strike makes me think the answer is no.

I mean, I guess I shouldn't be shocked after Zon devoured Twitch, but...somehow, I am.

Project 52

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Neural Networks write the darnest Fanfics...

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A neural Network   impersonated, among others, [personal profile] perverse_idyll  as a ron/hermione shipper:  http://lewisandquark.tumblr.com/post/162668008357/harry-potter-and-the-neural-network-fan-fiction  ...

It turns out the neural network is obsessed with Harry/Draco, followed by  Sirius/Remus and also seems to like  stories about Professor Snape trying to do rather ordinary things:

  • Severus Snape comes back to a night’s politics.
  • Severus has been through his lost remote.
  • Snape had a second thing, and that is better than anything for for the rest of his life.
(Just what is this '2nd thing'...?  I would like to know!)
 

Sometimes it even tried to use warnings, such as:

Better With The Broom Complicate by Margyn_Black
Tonks gets more than the best girl of creation. (Rated Maturisle, mark, a violence, contract) (slash] part of themes) ferret.

Maturisle???


Well I don't feel like our 'careers' in as fanfic writers is in jeapordy anytie soon!!! :-D

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July 11th, 2017

abp thought

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sometimes i google for our fic reviews (who doesnt), even the negative ones, cuz i know our stuff won't be many ppl's style, or just be too squicky.  But today i found one that said thatthey recld it cuz the writing/story was good, but they couldnt finish it because it was ltoo long' (no 'i've been too busy' just 'its too long').  So howd they get thru canon, assuming that they liked jkr's writing?  cliffnotes? 

Although now i'm seriously wondering if we should have cliffnotes for those who read it back in the day and with the first update soon, in a decade, dont have time / feel like rereading it all....

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