Tue, Dec. 15th, 2015, 10:35 pm

Here's my stocking on [community profile] fandom_stocking if anyone feels up to leaving me anything. I'm going to try to put treats in some others this year, too.

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Wed, Dec. 9th, 2015, 12:00 pm

Welp, after not getting any responses to my post of about a month ago asking if anyone was reading me exclusively here, I'm more strongly leaning towards not using this account anymore. One fewer thing to check every day, and should I ever let my DW account lapse from paid status I would not be able to crosspost to two places anymore anyway. It just... hasn't been worth the effort for quite some time. (And I'm sure I'm part of the problem there with things like not trying to keep [info]snapedom more lively and all, but, meh.)

Tue, Dec. 1st, 2015, 11:39 am

Signups are now open on [community profile] fandom_stocking through December 14th!

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Mon, Nov. 30th, 2015, 02:45 pm

Awesome post thinking about Hogwarts school robe designs in line with canon, including a solution to the question of how Harry can sometimes, and yet apparently not always, tell what house students he doesn't personally know are in if there's no identifying badges or colors on the "plain black work robes".

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Mon, Nov. 30th, 2015, 01:26 pm
Azkaban Logic


Azkaban Logic
by Muirin007 on DeviantArt

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Sat, Nov. 28th, 2015, 01:52 pm
First Snow


First Snow
by phantomdeviant on DeviantArt

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Sun, Nov. 22nd, 2015, 01:09 am
Phineas Black


Phineas Nigellus Black
by Clef-en-Or on DeviantArt

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Wed, Nov. 18th, 2015, 12:59 pm



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Thu, Nov. 12th, 2015, 12:07 am

Return to Hogwarts by [archiveofourown.org profile] arithmancer
Pairing/Characters: Severus, Argus, Portrait!Albus, Minerva
Rating: G
Words: 2339

Author's summary: Severus Snape returns to Hogwarts as Headmaster. One-shot inspired by the events of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".
Author's warnings: (none)

My comment: "Well done. You've got Severus nailed."

Quote:
“Murderer!” she exclaimed, her voice heavy with disgust.
With a slightly mocking smile and courteous nod of his head, Severus swept his arm to indicate his guest should step inside.
“Minerva!” he said. “Do come in.”


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Wed, Nov. 11th, 2015, 03:50 pm

Is there anyone out there reading me exclusively here, and not on LJ or DW? I've been toying with the idea of sunsetting this IJ account. Not deleting it, just not using it anymore. The only thing that was really tying me here was being the maintainer of [info]snapedom, and I'm not that anymore.

Wed, Oct. 21st, 2015, 08:10 pm

Few in this room besides me probably care about Takin' Over the Asylum, but if you know it at all, you should check out this ficlet [personal profile] elf just wrote me in exchange for a charity donation: One Toke Under the Line (gen, G, 563 words).

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Wed, Oct. 21st, 2015, 01:58 pm

Ran across this author's name in a book of American history essays:

Thavolia Glymph

Now there's a wizarding name if I ever heard one.

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Tue, Oct. 20th, 2015, 11:20 am

Spotted this fanfic summary today:

Emmett Cullen was born as Harry Potter. When the Killing Curse hit him, he was sent back in time. Now, Emmett has been found and he's thrust into the Wizarding World.

That's pretty strange as it is, but I misread Cullen as Carver and was like, what. The fuck. How do you even cross over Gracepoint like that?

Seems like you don't, fortunately.

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Thu, Oct. 15th, 2015, 01:39 pm



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Tue, Oct. 13th, 2015, 12:35 pm



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Tue, Oct. 6th, 2015, 02:06 pm

A Linguist Explains the Grammar of Shipping

I think this is more about phonology (patterning of sounds and which are considered more correct or more pleasing in a language) than grammar, since it's about the formation of ship smush names from character names and what unspoken rules fandom seems to follow for them, but still, cool article.

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Thu, Oct. 1st, 2015, 02:23 pm

It's interesting how setting deep roots in one fandom seems to have changed how I interact with any new media thing or narrative I pick up. After tentatively venturing out from that OTP of Me/Harry Potter fandom (vintage 2007) into Doctor Who fandom (as of not quite a year ago), it's like it's my first response now: go looking for fanworks. I haven't yet then really latched on and drunk deep of most things, but I do frequently at least go see what there is.

So far this has mostly amounted to sampling fanfic for things David Tennant was in because having started in Doctor Who I've been working through his CV for a while - Blackpool, Takin' Over the Asylum (would that there were more! ♥ Campbell Bain 5eva, see icon on Dreamwidth), Broadchurch, things like that - but other things too. Like, I've been reading Skagboys, Irvine Welsh's prequel to Trainspotting, and at about halfway through it I today decided to go looking for fanfic, even though I can barely keep straight who most of the characters are. This is probably not a way I would ever have thought to approach it had I read it ten years ago, but now it seems like the obvious thing to do. (Spoilers: such fics frequently warn for drug use; who knew? Also: Renton/Begbie NOOO AUGH WHYYYY)

Sometimes I also poke around for fic for stuff I have known for a while but never really approached in a fannish way before, like Red Dwarf, Labyrinth, Pern, ElfQuest, or Hitchhiker's Guide, though all that's more casual, sometimes limited just to seeing what each year's Yuletide has on offer. Oddly, I have never really gotten much into Tolkien fanfic (though I collect a fair amount of fanart), though it was actually dabbling in LotR slash that primed me for getting into Potter slash when I got into Potter fandom.

No real point here, I guess; just navel-gazing.

BTW, if any of the Potter folks still reading me are also into new Doctor Who, I recommend [archiveofourown.org profile] shivver's DW/Potter crossover Mistaken Identity.

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Tue, Sep. 29th, 2015, 10:09 am

So I didn't even notice Facebook being down at all (tells you how much I use it), and I'm apparently out of many loops that I didn't hear about this through any other vector until I had got home from work at anbout 8:30 and asked my husband what was up, but I'm amused that apparently there were a couple of factions yesterday:

Most of the internet: Water on Mars! Wooooo!
Doctor Who fans: Water on Mars?! Nooooo!

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Thu, Sep. 24th, 2015, 10:03 am

So has anyone out there looked at the redone Pottermore yet? I... I dunno. I mean, not that it didn't have its flaws the way it was, but the change is so drastic, seems like less of an "experience". And the multiple images per page moving in that slightly weird, sorta 3-D way kind of gives me a headache in a way the single multi-plane thing they used to have going on did not.

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Mon, Sep. 7th, 2015, 11:03 pm

Well now, here's something obscure for y'all. I imagine that few reading this, if any, will care, but wotthehell archy, wotthehell.

A little less than six months ago I devoured Takin' Over the Asylum (1994), featuring a very fresh-faced David Tennant in now-considered-awful 90s clothes and hairstyle for which I have a giant weakness, and fell in love with Campbell Bain in about ten seconds flat. I know this kind of "X is love" thing is soooo old meme by now, but I ran across a David Tennant one in someone's profile a few weeks ago and thought to myself, self, I says, I should make one for mah darling Campbell. So I proceeded to waste some time at work doing that. Two versions, with and without rainbow colors overlaid )

(NB, use of the word "loony" is not me trying to be flippant about mental illness; it's an important motif in the source material.)

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