Still around but so exhausted, I cannot tell you. My mother is terribly sick and bedridden again, my sister is still in rehab and yesterday took 45 steps with a walker, and I'm financially destitute and for the first time in my life cannot pay my taxes. (I'm usually at the lower end of the income scale and don't owe taxes anyway, so it's disconcerting not only to be broke but to owe a staggering amount to the IRS.) My life desperately needs a reset button. Blech.

And then last night while braiding my hair before bed, I very foolishly stuck my face into a fandom_secrets post and learned to my dismay that long, effusive comments are considered a waste of everybody's time. The general consensus is that they burden the recipient with a lot of pretentious dreck that no one in their right mind should be expected to read. Well, crap. I wish fandom had handed out rules sheets when I entered HP. It's a bit embarrassing to find this out so far after the fact. Aesthetically speaking, I seem to be stuck in the Victorian era, and fandom tastes are evolving in an entirely different direction.

However, there are fests running now that deserve celebrating, and a couple of pieces I want to (briefly!) single out.

snape_potter )

hp_beholder )
Nothing of note here, mostly a record-keeping post for myself. After my mini-meltdown last weekend (I am old enough to know better, but oh well) it occurred to me that linking my latest crack_whatever recs in my own journal would help me keep track of them. I could use Delicious, of course, but pigs will fly before I get myself that organized. So, the first of two rec round-ups.

Many of these fics involve other pairings besides Snape/Harry, since I intended to spotlight stories that might otherwise get overlooked because Snape and Harry were either a subplot or embroiled in other affections. If you click, you'll see what I mean.

1. This Moratorium on Life by [livejournal.com profile] lotrwariorgodss.
10,300 words, Severus/Lily, Severus/Harry, PG-13.

2. Sadness of Eros by [livejournal.com profile] loupgarou1750.
62,289 words, Snape/Harry, Harry/Ginny, NC-17.

3. Interpretations by [livejournal.com profile] solvent90.
5100 words, Snape/Harry, NC-17.

4. Playing Azkaban by [livejournal.com profile] fuschia.
6200 words, Severus/Lily, hint of Severus/Harry, R, possible incest squick.

5. Precious by [livejournal.com profile] literaryspell.
1,026 words, Snape/Harry, NC-17.

6. Faint Indirections by [livejournal.com profile] girl_tarte.
~11,500 words, Neville/Percy, Snape/Harry, PG-13.

7. by the light of lesser stars by [livejournal.com profile] nothingbutfic.
~5,622 words, Snape/Harry, NC-17.

8. In Loco Parentis by [livejournal.com profile] dolores_crane.
81,072 words, Snape/Harry, Harry/Hermione, Hermione-centric, NC-17.

Just to be clear, the links go to my recs, not directly to the stories themselves.
Nothing of note here, mostly a record-keeping post for myself. After my mini-meltdown last weekend (I am old enough to know better, but oh well) it occurred to me that linking my latest crack_whatever recs in my own journal would help me keep track of them. I could use Delicious, of course, but pigs will fly before I get myself that organized. So, the first of two rec round-ups.

Many of these fics involve other pairings besides Snape/Harry, since I intended to spotlight stories that might otherwise get overlooked because Snape and Harry were either a subplot or embroiled in other affections. If you click, you'll see what I mean.

1. This Moratorium on Life by [livejournal.com profile] lotrwariorgodss.
10,300 words, Severus/Lily, Severus/Harry, PG-13.

2. Sadness of Eros by [livejournal.com profile] loupgarou1750.
62,289 words, Snape/Harry, Harry/Ginny, NC-17.

3. Interpretations by [livejournal.com profile] solvent90.
5100 words, Snape/Harry, NC-17.

4. Playing Azkaban by [livejournal.com profile] fuschia.
6200 words, Severus/Lily, hint of Severus/Harry, R, possible incest squick.

5. Precious by [livejournal.com profile] literaryspell.
1,026 words, Snape/Harry, NC-17.

6. Faint Indirections by [livejournal.com profile] girl_tarte.
~11,500 words, Neville/Percy, Snape/Harry, PG-13.

7. by the light of lesser stars by [livejournal.com profile] nothingbutfic.
~5,622 words, Snape/Harry, NC-17.

8. In Loco Parentis by [livejournal.com profile] dolores_crane.
81,072 words, Snape/Harry, Harry/Hermione, Hermione-centric, NC-17.

Just to be clear, the links go to my recs, not directly to the stories themselves.
perverse_idyll: (snape by froggie)
( Oct. 5th, 2010 11:36 am)
I know I've been failing badly at fandom lately, not by choice but because RL has been a bit gnarly. I have a backlog of recs I've never gotten around to posting. Now in the past two days I've read yet another handful of wonderful works, and I don't want to postpone my excitement because chances are I'll never get back to squee over them. So instead of giving them their proper due I'm just going to link the fics. (I haven't even left comments yet. On any of them. Oh, the shame.)

Read more... )

Hello, flist! Goodbye, flist! I hope everyone's doing well!
I guess I've about used up my quota of GO. READ. NOW, haven't I? So I'll have to find another way to say this.

"You think you can bring me out of my shell with hate? Don't you think, Potter, that hate is probably something I have had my life's share of?"

Severus Snape, Coming Back

This morning [livejournal.com profile] snarry_holidays posted my anonymous gift fic. It was - well, almost eerie in being exactly tailored to my mood. I've been feeling otherworldly, sweet-tempered, autumnal, that dark/light cross between mournful and exalted. This fic stepped into my longing and matched it so perfectly that I'm still a bit dazed by my luck.

First of all, the beauty. )

I know that everyone's overwhelmed right now by the flurry of fests and the approach of the holidays, but if you're looking for suggestions, I'm telling you now: Read this one. Go read Coming Back.
I guess I've about used up my quota of GO. READ. NOW, haven't I? So I'll have to find another way to say this.

"You think you can bring me out of my shell with hate? Don't you think, Potter, that hate is probably something I have had my life's share of?"

Severus Snape, Coming Back

This morning [livejournal.com profile] snarry_holidays posted my anonymous gift fic. It was - well, almost eerie in being exactly tailored to my mood. I've been feeling otherworldly, sweet-tempered, autumnal, that dark/light cross between mournful and exalted. This fic stepped into my longing and matched it so perfectly that I'm still a bit dazed by my luck.

First of all, the beauty. )

I know that everyone's overwhelmed right now by the flurry of fests and the approach of the holidays, but if you're looking for suggestions, I'm telling you now: Read this one. Go read Coming Back.
Because it's Mandy, aka [livejournal.com profile] geneticallydead. Who wrote Möbius, one of the best Snarry fics ever posted. It's been over two years since that fic appeared, and I've never forgotten it, and I've craved a second fic from her ever since. So, she's posted a new one, with a heart-twisting and beautifully appropriate premise, somehow suited to Snape's fate. It gives us a Harry who's grown up but slightly broken, in the usual way of things, which means that life doesn't always work out the way you think it will. But its centerpiece for me is Mandy's glorious Snape, a Snape who belongs in the pantheon, ugly and ungrateful and with a tongue that could peel paint off the walls. But also an intensely appealing Snape, smart and wickedly funny and existentially challenged, with that amazing capacity for endurance and that bitter kind of courage that makes him heartbreaking. That makes him desirable. The fic's written without a single wasted word, and every one of those carefully selected words is a joy to read, and I can't possibly describe how much pleasure this fic gave me. I can only repeat: don't miss this. Don't put it off. Read it now. It's pure deliciousness and great writing.

Yearning
Because it's Mandy, aka [livejournal.com profile] geneticallydead. Who wrote Möbius, one of the best Snarry fics ever posted. It's been over two years since that fic appeared, and I've never forgotten it, and I've craved a second fic from her ever since. So, she's posted a new one, with a heart-twisting and beautifully appropriate premise, somehow suited to Snape's fate. It gives us a Harry who's grown up but slightly broken, in the usual way of things, which means that life doesn't always work out the way you think it will. But its centerpiece for me is Mandy's glorious Snape, a Snape who belongs in the pantheon, ugly and ungrateful and with a tongue that could peel paint off the walls. But also an intensely appealing Snape, smart and wickedly funny and existentially challenged, with that amazing capacity for endurance and that bitter kind of courage that makes him heartbreaking. That makes him desirable. The fic's written without a single wasted word, and every one of those carefully selected words is a joy to read, and I can't possibly describe how much pleasure this fic gave me. I can only repeat: don't miss this. Don't put it off. Read it now. It's pure deliciousness and great writing.

Yearning
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( Nov. 16th, 2008 02:38 pm)
Okay, I'm stressed and headachey and have no time, so I'll have to suppress my more rhapsodic tendencies and just say: HEY! GO READ THESE! I haven't had much chance to indulge in reading anything, let alone the fics being posted at [livejournal.com profile] snarry_holidays, so it's totally serendipitous that I managed to latch onto these two while my brain was actually functioning.

My blather. 'Tis brief )
perverse_idyll: (Default)
( Nov. 16th, 2008 02:38 pm)
Okay, I'm stressed and headachey and have no time, so I'll have to suppress my more rhapsodic tendencies and just say: HEY! GO READ THESE! I haven't had much chance to indulge in reading anything, let alone the fics being posted at [livejournal.com profile] snarry_holidays, so it's totally serendipitous that I managed to latch onto these two while my brain was actually functioning.

My blather. 'Tis brief )
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