keladry_lupin: (Awesome (Bill))
Scott and Mary threw a Hogwarts birthday party for their son, Billy, who's turning nine. It was held at a church that's also a school, so there's a gymnasium with a stage at one end and a playing field outside. Read more... )
keladry_lupin: (Default)
Tonight, it's two moments while I was watching Glee. One was Becky saying to Will, "Give me chocolate or I will cut you." The other was a HP&tDH commercial when Ron said, "Is there no one we can trust?" and then the next thing you see is Snape. (Hee.)

What can I say? It's been a dull Tuesday; that's the best I could come up with.
keladry_lupin: (Severus Winks)
I'll be pimping it on the [ profile] hgss_digest tonight (if my mother doesn't kill me first), but for those of you not following that community, I'm reccing it here, too. Go read Grangerous' Heartbeat this instant, please.

Summary: Snarky Snape and grumpy Granger have a case to solve for their work at the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. A story written for Lady Karelia, and filled with the things she loves: romance, music, cheese and dinner parties.

Rated PG. Romantic action/adventure. It's brilliant and fun and unexpectedly sweet, and complete in one chapter.
keladry_lupin: (Brandon and Elinor)
[ profile] voxangelus wrote a ficlet off a prompt of mine and posted it at [ profile] hpcon_envy, and you can find it here.

My prompt was Brandon and Elinor Snape and Trelawney and a tea set. Bittersweet and worksafe.
keladry_lupin: (Severus Bathtub)
Hypnobarb has written a chilling one-shot, and you can read it here.

Summary: What did Albus Dumbledore know and when did he know it? What did that mean to his plans for Harry Potter and Severus Snape? Set in the Memories of War Universe, during the quiet years after the First Voldemort War.

Not shippy. Okay for all ages.
keladry_lupin: (Ooo Mulan)
Protowilson has really done it this time. Go here and see some gorgeous, somewhat-NSFW Snape fanart.


Dec. 2nd, 2008 11:55 pm
keladry_lupin: (Squee Marilyn)
It's finished! [ profile] somigliana has finished posting her gorgeous fic, The Silvering Divide, at OWL.

For the love of all that is gorgeous and amazing and ORIGINAL in SSHG fanfiction, PLEASE GO READ THIS RIGHT NOW.

fic rec!

Aug. 6th, 2008 10:42 pm
keladry_lupin: (Ooo Mulan)
If I rec a serial drabble on the Digest, Shiv will pull out her dragon eye at me, so I'm reccing it here. Please, PLEASE go read Melusin's What Goes Around ...., which is a serial drabble at TPP. Rated Teen, five chapters posted.

Summary: Down on his luck, Snape returns to Hogwarts to seek employment. Will the Headmistress give him a chance?

Headmistress Hermione has freed the house-elves, of course, and while I doubt she'll end up regretting it, I don't think she's thought of all that freeing them might entail. Chapter five has some delightful developments along that vein.
keladry_lupin: (Fic Wolfsbane Ghostly Cauldron)
Chapter two of Wolfsbane 2.0 is posted at the Big Three:

Fic Summary: With serious consequences for himself, Severus protected Hermione during the war, but even that couldn't keep her safe forever. Now she needs something that only he can provide...but is there only one thing that she needs from him?

Chapter Summary: Hermione comes the next month to purchase her potion.

Rated Teen (PG13, Brazen). Enjoy!

pet peeves

May. 25th, 2008 07:36 am
keladry_lupin: (Ew (Not Enough Vomit in the World))
Fanfic pet peeve number uno:


The next time I see this, I shall scream. And if you ask what's wrong with it, I shall thump you.

So what bothers you in fanfics?
keladry_lupin: (Severus Bathtub)
Shamelessly stolen from [ profile] acciobook7: Another Potterverse meme! (Though some of the questions are just repetitions of others ....)

1. The first character I fell in love with: Remus Lupin

2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: Severus Snape

3. The character everyone else loves that I don’t: Lucius Malfoy

4. The character I love that everyone else hates: Severus Snape

5. The character I would shag anytime: Severus, Remus

6. The character I’d want to be like: Luna Lovegood

7. The character I’d slap: Rita Skeeter

8. Pairing(s) that I love: Severus/Hermione

9. Pairing(s) that I despise: Ron/Hermione

10. Favorite character: Remus Lupin

11. What are your five favorite things about your fandom?:
1. the fanfic
2. the friends I've made via fanfic
3. the discussions
4. the books
5. the websites (the Lexicon, Mugglenet)

12. What are your five least favorite things about your fandom?:
1. Deathly Hallows
2. Ron/Hermione
3. wankage
4. egos (including mine)
5. losing sleep because I read too much fanfic

13. Who are your five favorite characters?:
1. Remus Lupin
2. Severus Snape
3. Hermione Granger
4. Minerva McGonagall
5. Luna Lovegood

14. Who are your five least favorite characters?:
1. Dolores Umbridge
2. Rita Skeeter
3. Gilderoy Lockhart
4. Lucius Malfoy
5. Fleur Weasley

15. What are your five favorite pairings?:
1. Severus/Hermione
2. Remus/Hermione
3. Severus/Minerva
4. Luna/Harry
5. Remus/Tonks

16. What are your five least favorite pairings?:
1. Lucius/Hermione
2. Ron/Hermione
3. Severus/Sirius
4. Ron/Luna
5. canon/OC

17. Which character are you most like?: I was going to say Luna, but she's much too wise for me to resemble her. Remus Lupin, I think.

18. What is your deep, dark fandom secret?: I loathe Lucius Malfoy.
keladry_lupin: (Jack and Sally)
She just pimped these at Potter Place, but I was so touched by one of the drabbles that I wanted to rec it here, too: The Twelve Drabbles of Christmas, by Lady Whitehart.

My favorite was "Mistletoe." Go read them all!
keladry_lupin: (I Dropped My Brain)
Headdesk: I wore my "I See Thestrals" t-shirt last night. (I didn't come up with the joke; [ profile] readingpoemomm wrote Harry wearing one in her story Incentive.) And ONE person got it. From everyone else, I just got a bunch of weird looks.

*sigh* Well, I thought it was funny. Maybe if it hadn't been ten years since The Sixth Sense, more people would have got the joke.

The party was dull. In previous years, people showed up early and there were a lot of kids. The owner had someone to read the first chapter out loud to the crowd (everyone who could fit inside the shop), had a raffle and games, and played the movie soundtrack music quietly in the background. But last night there were very few kids and no games or other activities. People bought stuff and milled around. That was it. My tendonitis was bothering me -- and I am wretchedly uncomfortable at parties anyway -- so I'd brought an ice pack with me and left it in the car. After a couple of minutes of milling around, I went back out to the car, read Persuasion, and iced my hand until 11:50-ish.

I have lots of the paint/textile medium mixture left over from painting my t-shirt; I need to see if I can touch up my older Weird Sisters t-shirt before the paint dries out. (I'll post photos of both ... as soon as I find my camera.)

For those of you who went, I hope you all had fun at your midnight release parties! And for the rest of you, I hope that your door was the first one the UPS man came to this morning.

Cradle Robber and I e-mailed about six times yesterday -- theories and plans for picking up the book, mostly -- and she's going to Borders today with her two oldest kids. She reads the books out loud to her five kids, and when they're done reading out loud, she keeps on reading. And her husband has reconciled himself to the fact that she gets first crack.

Cradle Robber is so clever. Her hubbyman travels a lot on business. She decided he should read the Harry Potter books, and like me (ages ago), he shrugged the idea off at first. So CR packed his suitcase and carry-on bag for a week-long trip, and packed ONE book for him: Sorcerer's Stone. He was in Brazil or the Czech Republic before he realized that it was all he had to read. He came back home and begged for the second book. Isn't she smart?

Drove to the local art warehouse after work yesterday. They are having a HUGE overstock sale on artist canvases. I've bought about fifteen in the last two weeks, and the warehouse has so many of them, all of the art books are crammed messily against the wall. Mountains of canvases and boxes, piled twelve feet high. And the discounts -- $20 items are going for $5! $15 canvases are going for $3 or $4. Seriously; if any of you know (or are) artists who live in the Orange County area and you/they want to stock up on canvases, you might want to visit the Art Supply Warehouse in Westminster while the getting's good.

Still not finished with DH, but my location will tell you how far along I am. I'm heading back to the recliner now.
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keladry_lupin: (Potter Sleep Potter Eat Potter)
Chocolate, Kleenex, and caffiene are purchased.

"I See Thestrals" t-shirt is waiting for me to wear it.

Going into work early so I can come home and take a nap (after a beta job).

I shall spend most of my shift out in the library stacks, away from the computer, and if I have to be at the computer, I shall listen to QI episodes instead of surfing LJ.

Happy reading, everyone. See you on the other side.
keladry_lupin: (Snape Enigma)
Finished GoF today! It's interesting, some of the fanon assumptions that get blown out of the water by reading the Potter books again. I'm drawing my own conclusions here, but this just makes sense to me:

I think it was an early mistake of JKR's to have McGonagall ask Dumbledore how he knew the cat was her, when later on, he's revealed to have been her Transfiguration teacher. (Who's the most likely person in the world to have taught her how to transform?) Nevertheless, it's canon that she never told him. Is it safe to assume, then, that any pre-PS/SS romance between the two of them doesn't exist? (But that doesn't include any romance initiated after 1980!)

Also, about the Dark Mark tattoo. Wizards recognize the Mark in the sky above the campgrounds, after the Quidditch World Cup in GoF. But not even Sirius knew why Severus was clutching at his arm when Barty-as-Moody dropped a hint about spots that don't come off. So Snape's brandishing it in front of Fudge at the end of the book was especially dramatic. (You go, Severus!)

Those are the two I can remember right now, though I do remember that there were more events that occurred that made me think, "Oh, I've been assuming such-and-such was general knowledge because of fanfics I've read, when really, the opposite is true!" For those of you who have been re-reading the books before DH, have you noticed anything like that?
keladry_lupin: (Heart Lupin)
From the [ profile] hp_fridayfive: this week, it's about one character:

1. What are your three favorite moments for that character?

in order:
Moment #1: making Pumblechook BACK OFF
Moment #2: the first Patronus lesson with Harry
Moment #3: giving the Marauder's Map back to Harry

2. What’s your least favorite moment?

in the Department of Mysteries: having to tell Harry that Sirius isn't coming back

3. What’s your favorite quote by that character?

when he quips that he hasn't poisoned the chocolate, just after the incident with Pumblechook on the train (I don't have the book with me at the moment)

4. What is one thing you hope happens with your character in Book 7?

he goes head-to-head with Greyback and kicks the animal's arse -- coming out unscathed, I might add

5. What is one thing that absolutely can’t happen to your character in the final book, APART FROM DEATH?

he can't betray Harry or the Order!


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