Thu, Jun. 13th, 2013, 11:09 am
Severus and the car
Severus and the car
I have no idea of the context because the fic this illustrates is in Russian. Nor am I into cars or the kind of woman who is particularly impressed by random displays of luxury or wealth. Nor am I, usually, all that huge on men in suits (it depends). But somehow all those things seem irrelevant at the moment.This entry was crossposted from http://shyfoxling.dreamwidth.org/335796.html, where there are comments.
Wed, Jun. 5th, 2013, 12:07 am
Spinner's End Challenge #11 - Severus's Summer Holiday
Spinner's End Challenge #11 - Severus's Summer Holiday
With apologies to our friends in the southern hemisphere, Spinner's End is proud to present its next Challenge: Severus's Summer Holiday.
Summer is a-comin' in, schools are letting out... it's time for vacation!
No more cauldrons, no more books, no more Snapey's dirty looks!
We think Snape probably doesn't sit in that house on Spinner's End all summer, every year. So for this challenge, it's up to you to show or tell us how Severus spent a summer holiday.
If you have an account on deviantArt and would like to participate, see the challenge post
on Spinner's End
for full info!This entry was crossposted from http://shyfoxling.dreamwidth.org/335314.html, where there are comments.
Tue, Jun. 4th, 2013, 12:02 am
Fri, Apr. 26th, 2013, 12:18 pm
Wizarding World of Harry Potter to be built at Universal Studios, Hollywood
It's been a zillion years since I've been to Universal Studios in California (where a zillion is ... 24, I think). I guarantee you the weather in July there is a lot less oppressive than it was in Florida for Infinitus. :Peta:
Apparently there are also plans afoot to expand the WWoHP at Orlando, which I hadn't heard of until my husband told me when I told him the above. See http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201303/3420/
, for instance: ... Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando... You won't see Diagon Alley from the rest of the park -- it'll be hidden behind the facades of Grimmauld Place, Wyndham's Theatre and other west end London landmarks. Only when you go through the adjacent Leicester Square station will you happen upon the "secret" entrance to the land, next to the Leaky Cauldron.
The Leaky Cauldron will be the new land's restaurant. And beyond the restaurant, Diagon Alley opens up in a riot of detail from the Harry Potter books and movies. ... You'll find Ollivander's in Diagon Alley, of course, and on a much larger scale than in the Hogsmeade outpost in the original Wizarding World. ...
For all you Slytherins out there, Universal's not forgotten you. Knockturn Alley comprises about one-third of the land, with Borgin and Burkes as its centerpiece.
The Gringotts coaster will be the land's main attraction ...
The page mentions a July 2014 opening. Have any locals seen/know more, maybe?This entry was crossposted from http://shyfoxling.dreamwidth.org/334523.html, where there are comments.
Wed, Apr. 17th, 2013, 01:01 pm
(edit: apparently DW isn't fetching the community icon and the fact that it should be struck through. maybe purged accounts are treated differently, because they're just "unregistered" from DW's perspective...?)
I mean, I'm not really surprised that it was deleted (and it must have been more than 30 days ago and I didn't notice, since it's been purged), but still, sad. Guess my collection of that (gosh I hope I have one... I usually do, though, I tend to save as things go along) will join the ranks in my "abandoned WIPs" folder.This entry was crossposted from http://shyfoxling.dreamwidth.org/333933.html, where there are comments.
Fri, Mar. 29th, 2013, 09:58 pm
Fic and art recs
Wormwood and Gall
Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, cameo by Lucius Malfoy; G, 3785 wordsAuthor's summary:
When Severus is offered the job of Potions Master at Hogwarts, he thinks that perhaps life might not be as desolate as it looked. Whether or not this is correct remains to be seen.Author's warnings:
Great "missing years" piece.Quote:"Are you well, Severus?" Albus Dumbledore said solicitously.
"Oh yes," Severus Snape said through numb lips. "Being nearly condemned to Azkaban is such an...energizing pastime."
-----Grey in the Dark
Eileen, Severus, OMC; AO3 rated "general audiences", 4082 wordsAuthor's summary:
It's a chocolate-scented August in the Sherwood, and there's a stormcrow at the door.
(this is about Severus buying his first wand, but not from Ollivander.)Quote:"And he's a Ministry toady," the woman added, scowling. "The Trace on every bleeding wand he sells."
"Southern milquetoast," Dickon agrees, making a face. "No one'd stand for that nonsense north of Kent. Now, lad, do you want your mam to stay?"
-----(Love is a) Battlefield
Severus/Harry, Neville, Teeny Nagini, Minerva, Draco and BAMF!Trevor; GAuthor's summary:
It is the annual Staff Valentine's Day Party, where lines are drawn in the sand, enemies are made and Cupid is nowhere to be found. Or is he? Yes, just your typical holiday at Hogwarts.My comment:
LOL! I love all of this. I think my favorite part is either Trevor's less-than-impressed look at his costume, or Minerva's assured delight at pointing out the missed point in Severus's logic...
-----Five Moments of Doubt
Severus, Minerva, Ginny, Neville, Luna, Pomona Sprout; AO3 rated "general audiences", 5911 wordsAuthor's summary:
Five times someone doubted Snape's allegiance while he was headmaster, five moments at Hogwarts during year seven.Quote:Ginny swallowed. Most portraits were feigning sleep, some empty, but Dumbledore was awake and present. He raised his silver eyebrows at her, then made a shooing motion with his hand, as if to remind her of her lines. Then he leaned back in the window frame and gazed down at Snape, calm and melancholy, as if he were seeing something quite different from his murderer.
-----The Things Draco Carries
Draco, Pansy, Severus, Vincent, Gregory, Blaise, Malfoys; AO3 rated "teen and up", 4875 wordsAuthor's summary:
Another pure-blood will recognise you by your blood and heritage, but any commoner will recognise you by your possessions. Seven years at Hogwarts. Seven insights into Draco’s schoolbag.Quote:There is a Potions essay in his bag that Professor Snape has marked in Draco’s first year. He has written
not too bad under the text, followed by the energetic scribble that is his signature. Knowing Snape, Draco treats the parchment as if his Professor’s script were written in ink of gold.
-----Last Day at the Mill
by Squirrel Patronus
pairing/characters, rating, words (NWS)Author's summary:
The Mill in Cokeworth is shutting down. Tobias Snape and his son, Severus, have different ideas about the future of the city.Quote:He had meant to be friendly, conversational. His own son was a stranger to him. Severus smiled a ghastly grin at him. His black eyes continued to bore through his father.This entry was crossposted from http://shyfoxling.dreamwidth.org/333616.html, where there are comments.
Thu, Feb. 21st, 2013, 07:20 pm
I'm considering renaming this journal to snarkfaery
, even though doing so would mean giving LJ money. The username isn't already taken on LJ, DW, IJ, dA, FFN, or AO3. If I Google it there is a "snarkfairy" (so spelled) already on Twitter, but I don't use that, and just about all the other hits seem to already be related to me through "some kind of snark faery", which is what I have my "name" field set to on the journal sites.
Hey, it'd only be the third time I've renamed this account :PThis entry was crossposted from http://shyfoxling.dreamwidth.org/333221.html, where there are comments.
Thu, Jan. 24th, 2013, 01:25 am
):Post a random sentence (or three whole paragraphs) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIP. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!
Haha, rly? sure I will. *skeptical Severus eyebrow* Warning, some of these are very old indeed, just... not deleted yet.
Behind the door, there was another man slouching in an old leather armchair on a landing at the top of some stairs. He was smoking a cigarette and he was neither thin nor dark; he was blond and strongly built and obviously had been hired to mean business at people.
"You might be willing to die for a reason," Regulus continued, "but there's no way you'd increase your own suffering just out of stupidity or stubbornness. You've given yourself away by not turning me in immediately. And that means I can count on you to help me
, Severus. I need
Truthfully, Severus did, but he began feeling like a leech the first time he spent the night. It would have been ludicrous to try to tell Regulus it was too much expense, and in a way that made it worse. If he were a burden, at least he would be taking on an honest debt he'd have to work to pay off, which was a concept he could get his mind around.
Regulus felt his cheeks get warm. He hated being compared to Sirius, good or ill; had hated it all his life, but especially nowadays. He was almost seventeen, damn it; sole male heir to the Black line he might be, but that didn't mean he wasn't his own person, an adult wizard in his own right.
But take tonight's dinner, for example. Severus had been observing the enchanted ceiling of the Great Hall and trying to avoid thinking about how it resembled the sky in his memory of that
night, when Harroway addressed him without any preamble: "Who was she, Severus?" He hated how the man could come up with things like that without, it seemed, employing Legilimency, unless he was a greater Legilimens than the Dark Lord had been, which he could scarcely credit.
After twenty or thirty seconds, though, he noticed that Snape's breathing didn't seem to be improving; he was still gulping air as though he had been drowning. "Are you going to be all right, Snape?" he asked. "Only I'd rather not have to deal with your corpse, you see." He took a swallow of his whiskey.
---This entry was crossposted from http://shyfoxling.dreamwidth.org/332573.html, where there are comments.
Mon, Jan. 21st, 2013, 07:33 pm
Quick fic and art recs
edit: apparently this crosspost to LJ failed. apologies to those who see it more than once on DW and IJ.
I've been building these up for a while (there are... 17?), so I'm omitting the quotes from the fics I would usually give.( Fic )
( Fic+Art )
( Art )This entry was crossposted from http://shyfoxling.dreamwidth.org/332517.html, where there are comments.
Thu, Jan. 17th, 2013, 05:16 pm
Mon, Dec. 3rd, 2012, 09:02 pm
. It's moved to Dreamwidth, but if you don't have a DW account, it's pretty easy to participate by commenting with OpenID. (Also, I think DW is still not requiring invite codes, so it's pretty trivial to create an account, too.)This entry was crossposted from http://shyfoxling.dreamwidth.org/331558.html, where there are comments.
Sun, Dec. 2nd, 2012, 01:52 pm
Thu, Nov. 8th, 2012, 01:05 pm
Does anyone know what is up with some LJ accounts getting suspended apparently at random today?This entry was crossposted from http://shyfoxling.dreamwidth.org/330812.html, where there are comments.