This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - Dave Barry


January 16th, 2018

(no subject) @ 07:40 am

[info]ellid, posting in [info]snape100:
Title: Ghosts, XX
Challenge: Resolution: spend less money
Word Count: 100
Note: this is yet another Motherless Child story, where Snape and Lupin marry and adopt a young werewolf. This is set about two years after they move in together but a few months before they adopt their son.


“Yardwork is expensive. We can wait on that,” said Severus, checking off the item on the list of “fixed costs.”

Remus shook his head. They had planned an extensive (and costly) landscaping job, including a swimming pool, and they'd been on the verge of asking for estimates. “That will add value to the property. At the very least we need to work on the greenhouse.”

“I can beg greenhouse space from Pomona until we have more money.“

“After her old assistant sabotaged the aconite?” Remus went pale. “Severus, we can't.”

Severus went paler. “You're right, of course.”
 

January 15th, 2018

Snowflake Challenge, Day 15 @ 07:34 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: amused

Fandom Snowflake Challenge banner 2018

Day 15

In your own space, write a love letter to Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist/circle/followers. Share your love and squee as loud as you want to. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Dear Fandom,

I'm not sure I can think of a new way to express my love.
You are a huge part of my life and, well, I'd be a completely different person without you, so, instead of words, have some pictures that express how I feel.

How do I love thee? )
 

Last Call! @ 06:14 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: thoughtful


[img: notebook and pen on wooden desktop with "GYWO 2018"
printed in large white letters with a black shadow. under that,
"writing decathlon" in handwritten white letters with a black shadow.]
GetYourWordsOut: Year Ten!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


This is your last call to join the community!
After today, new memberships are closed, and you'll have to wait until next year.
Come join us!
 

Fic: Can't Hide It, Can't Fight It (Harry/Remus, NC-17) @ 11:52 pm

[info]llaeyro, posting in [info]daily_deviant:

Title: Can’t Hide It, Can’t Fight It
Author: [info]llaeyro
Characters/Pairings: Harry/Remus
Rating: NC-17
Kinks/Themes Chosen: Everything Old Is New: November’s prompts of corsets and a little bit of endytophilia: preference for dressed partners
Other Warnings/Content: Breathplay, reference to auto-erotic asphyxiation-related near-death experience, D/s dynamic, RACK, casual use of a collar, rough sex, dirty talk, sex in front of a mirror, sex over the back of an armchair, angst and feelings
Word Count: ~4k
Summary/Description: Harry wants, and Remus's resolve is threadbare.
Author's Notes: Title from Breathless by The Corrs. The pairing is all [info]shiftylinguini’s glorious fault ♥ Thanks to B for looking this over, and love to the R/S Discord for answering random-ass questions like 'what's a synonym for oomph' xD Sorry I couldn't get this finished for my posting date, Christmas is crazy!

Can't Hide It, Can't Fight It )
 

Fic: A Charitable Christmas @ 12:54 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working

Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Title: A Charitable Christmas
Summary: Hermione’s plans to raise money for war orphans do not meet with Harry’s approval. Fortunately, Draco steps in to help him come up with a much more enjoyable strategy.
Word Count: ~5720
Rating: NC-17
Contains: (Highlight to view) *pretend relationship, erotica, pushy friends.*
Notes: Written for [personal profile] kitty_fic for the 2017 [livejournal.com profile] hd_owlpost. Kitty's fabulous request list included: romance, humor, love, flangst, porn/kink, pretend relationships, secret relationships, getting together stories, and true love forever. And her ridiculously inspiring prompts included: fake/pretend relationship (they need a date for the holidays) and one of them agrees to put himself up for a holiday charity!date/auction.
Thanks, as always, to [personal profile] sevfan and emynn for the beta work, to [personal profile] smallhobbit for the Britpick, and to the mods for their patience.

A Charitable Christmas )
 

I won a thing! @ 10:24 am

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working

So I also participated in [personal profile] capitu's Comment Fest, and guess what!
Not only did my team win the overall competition, YAY SLYTHERIN!



but I also managed to win for posting the most the Slytherin comments! *g*


It was so much fun!
I told Capi she needs to host this a couple other times during the year. Like maybe Spring, Summer and Holidays? See how I'm signing her up for things?
Anyway, if she does run it again, I urge you to play. It was a hoot, AND it's so supportive of fandom.
Such a win/win. <3
 

Weekly Fic Wrap Up: Week 2, 2018 @ 09:24 am

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working

Happy Monday, all.
Here's hoping we have a good week.

Ali's List of Fics: January 8 - January 14 )
And here's what I'm working on:
Ali’s To-Do/WsIP List )
 

(no subject) @ 07:36 am

[info]ellid, posting in [info]snape100:
Title: Ghosts, XIX
Challenge: Resolution: spend less monmey
Word Count: 100
Note: this is yet another Motherless Child story, where Snape and Lupin marry and adopt a young werewolf. This is set about two years after they move in together but a few months before they adopt their son.


Pilates (thank God it was now named after its inventor rather than his choice of “Contrology,” whatever that was supposed to mean) did look intriguing, but it was not cheap. Sessions for two were nearly 10 galleons per week, which was out of the question, and even the least expensive option strained the budget beyond what was acceptable.

“If we're going to do this, we'll need to cut back on something,” he told Remus. “20 to 40 galleons per month?”

“If it works, it's worth it.” Remus frowned at their budget. “Let's see where we can cut back.”
 

January 14th, 2018

Snowflake Challenge, Day 14 @ 05:56 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: thoughtful

Fandom Snowflake Challenge banner 2018

Day 14

In your own space, create your own challenge. Whatever your challenge is, and have fun with it! Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I have seen a ton of fabulous responses to this!
I'm going to go with a personal challenge to myself this time.
I suck at doing this thing, so feel free to ignore if/when I actually attempt it )
 

Drabble: The Opposite of Humble @ 05:14 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: thoughtful

Title: The Opposite of Humble
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Word count: 100 x 2
Characters/pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] dracoharry100/[livejournal.com profile] dracoharry100's prompt 508: Holiday.
This is part 90 of my H/D Auror Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
It starts at part one: The Beginning (LJ/IJ/DW).
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.
Authors Notes: Draco has some fun.

The Opposite of Humble )
 

My First Owlpost Fest Was a Success! @ 02:47 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: hopeful

[livejournal.com profile] hd_owlpost has posted their Reveals, and I need to show you all my presents. :)

First, I got Christmas at the Manor by [personal profile] maraudersaffair, which features sweet, sexy Christmas fluff. <3

I also got Warm in Your Embrace from [personal profile] kitty_fic, which is a deliciously sensual holiday story. *g*

And finally, the amazing [profile] vaysh gifted me with MY OWN FANLORE PAGE, you guys! I am completely blown away by this. \O/

This was my first year participating, and I have to thank everyone for being so sweet and welcoming. ♥

I'll be back later to share what I wrote. :)
 

Weekly Random Post of Random @ 08:53 am

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: awake


Also, I really miss this man...*sniffs* )
Happy Sunday, everyone! Be gentle with yourselves and don't forget, love trumps hate every time. ♥
 

Challenge #726: "Snape's New Year's Resolutions: Spend Less Money." @ 08:51 am

[info]alisanne, posting in [info]snape100:
Current Mood: awake

Challenge 726: Snape's New Year's Resolutions: Spend Less Money

This is probably a universal goal for Muggles and wizards alike! And Severus does strike me as the frugal type. However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and his resolution to spend less money.

(Remember: drabble posts now appear on livejournal and insanejournal and dreamwidth.)
 

January 13th, 2018

SS/HP Prophet for January 6 - 13 @ 11:27 pm

[info]alisanne, posting in [info]snape_potter:
Current Mood: tired

The current edition of the SS/HP Prophet can be found here:

SS/HP Prophet for January 6 - January 13

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

Getting Exercise @ 10:32 pm

[info]alisanne, posting in [info]snape100:
Current Mood: tired

Title: Getting Exercise
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Albus Dumbledore, Lucius Malfoy.
Word Count: 100 x 9
Rating: R
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 725: Snape's New Year's Resolutions - Exercise More.
This is part Thirty-Seven of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and 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 Getting Exercise on LJ/IJ/DW.
 

Drabble: Getting Exercise @ 10:11 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: thoughtful

Title: Getting Exercise
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Albus Dumbledore, Lucius Malfoy.
Word Count: 100 x 9
Rating: R
Challenge: Written for [livejournal.com profile] snape100/[info]snape100/[community profile] snape100's prompt # 725: Snape's New Year's Resolutions - Exercise More.
This is part Thirty-Seven of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Getting Exercise )
 

Snowflake Challenge, Day 13 @ 07:39 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: thoughtful

Fandom Snowflake Challenge banner 2018

Day 13:
In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


So. Resolutions.
Back to the basics this year, I think.

2018 goals )

That's all I can think of at the moment. I may add more things as they occur to me. :)
 

Fic: A Family Christmas @ 12:20 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: hopeful

Title: A Family Christmas
Author/Artist: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy (implied), Blaise Zabini/Luna Lovegood (if you squint), Andromeda Tonks, baby!Teddy Lupin, Xenophilius Lovegood, Greg Goyle.
Challenge: Written for the 2017 [livejournal.com profile] mini_fest.
Prompt: "Andromeda's boys" - Andromeda is still grief-stricken after the war, but has to keep it together for Teddy's first Christmas. Harry tries to help despite his own issues. Then a depressed/down-and-out Draco is added to the mix ... and Andromeda finds purpose again through ALL of her boys. (Can be completely gen, or eventual H/D)
Word Count: ~3100
Rating: PG
Contains (Highlight to view): *mild angst, discussion of canon deaths (offscreen).*
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: This prompt was salvaged from the 2016 list, submitted, I believe, by [personal profile] capitu. Thanks to [personal profile] torino10154 and [personal profile] lilyseyes for the encouragement, and to [personal profile] sevfan and emynn for the beta work. Happy Minifest, everyone!
Summary: The definition of family can change over the years, as Andromeda discovers.

A Family Christmas )
 

Relationship Manifesto @ 12:09 pm

[info]alisanne, posting in [info]snape_potter:
Current Mood: hopeful

Title: Relationship Manifesto
Author: [info]alisanne
Rating: PG
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 365
Warnings: None. Dialogue only.
A/N: Written for [info]hogwarts365's prompt # 225: “Have 10 friends who believe in your dreams than 100 friends who never do. It's not about numbers; it's about purpose.”― Israelmore Ayivor, Let's Go to the Next Level, Life Lessons, Rise to the challenge.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and 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 Relationship Manifesto on LJ/IJ/DW.
 

January 12th, 2018

FIC: SIU Christmas 2017 - Part IV @ 11:35 pm

[info]lilyseyes, posting in [info]snape_potter:
Current Mood: sleepy

Title: SIU Christmas 2017 – Part IV
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating : NC-17
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Word Count: 100 x 5
Prompt: #28 – Tinsel / #29 – Snowman / #30 – Yule Feast / #31 – Clock Striking Midnight / [info]snarry100 challenge 611: Chains
Warnings: *AU, implied violence, mpreg*
Disclaimer: JKR owns the Potterverse – I just play in it. No money is made from these amateur works.
Summary: Severus brings together law enforcement officers from many agencies to form a task force designed to handle high-profile crimes, quietly. The SIU specializes in speedy apprehensions, resolutions, and special protection assignments. The SIU Series.
 

This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." - Dave Barry