This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

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


July 16th, 2018

Question of the Day # 22 @ 04:25 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: relaxed

[community profile] questionoftheday asks: What do you hope makes a comeback, or becomes popular again? (question submitted by [personal profile] firewhispers)

My answer:

1) The notion that Nazis are evil and that there's no ~two sides to that issue.

2) Having a president who the world respects. It'd be nice if I respected them, too, BTW.

3) The truth.

4) Rubenesque figures, LOL.

5) Clear air and water (especially for Flint!).

What about you guys? Anything come to mind?
 

Weekly Fic Wrap Up: Week 28, 2018 @ 04:11 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: relaxed

I hope everyone's having a fabulous Monday!

Mine started out with me having a scan and almost fainting afterwards. *rolls eyes at self*
Apparently I'm old now and can no longer jump up onto my feet from lying down. *sigh*
The RRT (rapid response team) people were very sweet, though. Once they figured out I wasn't having a heart attack or anything life threatening. :P

Anyway, on to the fic. I was a bit short of my planned goal last week, so fingers crossed I make it up this week!

Ali's list of Fics: July 9th - July 15th )
And here's what's coming up:
Ali’s To-Do/WsIP List )

So I'm beginning to compile my tentative list of holiday fests in which I plan to participate.

A few are definite, as long as the are still being hosted ([info]daily_deviant's Kinky Kristmas, [community profile] adventdrabbles, [livejournal.com profile] hoggywartyxmas, [community profile] snape_potter's Snarry Swap, [community profile] dracoharry100 and [community profile] slythindor100's Christmas Challenges), and a few are tentative ([livejournal.com profile] hd_erised - if I can get in, [livejournal.com profile] hd_owlpost- which may just be a matter of how much time I have, [livejournal.com profile] smutty_claus - just because I've never done it before).

So, what fests are you guys doing?
Any hot new fests I need to know about?
 

(no subject) @ 07:43 am

[info]ellid, posting in [info]snape100:
Title: The Social Network, XXX
Challenge: Tumblr
Word Count: 100
Note: this is yet another Motherless Child drabble series, wherein Snape and Lupin marry and adopt a young werewolf. Their son John is about 14 in this one.


The next few weeks were quiet. Severus allowed Nymphadora to teach him about social media, the Board of Governors reviewed application packet, and Minerva calmly began transferring her personal property to her retirement cottage.

It was all very normal. And frustrating.

Very, very, very frustrating.

“It's two weeks to the beginning of term and nothing.” Severus glared at the salamander on the hearth, which cowered behind an andiron. “Nothing!”

“Calm down,” said Nymphadora. She brought up a website on her phone and crooked a finger at him. “Here. I've found a Sex Pistols Tumblr. You need the distraction.”
 

July 15th, 2018

Drabble/Fic: The Toy Shop @ 09:42 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working

Title: The Toy Store
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 100 x 11
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/pairings: Hermione Granger/Millicent Bulstrode, Harry Potter/Severus Snape (background).
Challenge: Written for [community profile] femslash100/[livejournal.com profile] femslash100's prompt 607: Teddy Bear.
Summary: Hermione can't sleep and her daughter comes up with the perfect solution.
Warning: Character death (off screen).
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.

The Toy Store )
 

Drabble: Changing Targets @ 03:38 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working

Title: Changing Targets
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 534: Target.
This is part 116 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: All holidays have to end.

Changing Targets )
 

Weekly Random Post of Random @ 07:36 am

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working

  • And, speaking of racism, National Geographic just admit their coverage has been racist for decades. About time!

  • Common house hold products you should never mix.

  • Trump visited the UK this week, where they made it clear what they think of him. Heh. I love how they made it rhyme.

  • And, while we're talking about racist assholes, how about this ridiculous idiot? Now, I live in the reddest of ultra-RED states, and even around here I like to think this guy would be decried, but it's hard not think all Republicans are racist when they keep fielding these candidates.

  • Who runs the animal world? Girls!

  • So I consider myself a part of the resistance to this Nazi president. Apparently, so are these woodchucks. *g*

  • These cakes that look like fuzzy shag rugs are pretty and prolly takes ages to do and I would totally eat them. ;)

  • Need to be cheered up? These 21 stranger interactions should make you smile.

  • Yes, obvious things are obvious, although it's nice to have scientific confirmation.

  • *sigh* Another addition to the long list of things black people can't do. Now we can't listen to yoga CDs in our own cars, apparently.

  • And finally, here a welcome guide for Trump on his visit to Britain. Heh. Alas, he's unlikely to see it. Sad.

  • </ul>

    Picture of the week )

    Have a great week, everyone, and remember, love trumps hate. ♥
     

    Challenge #752: "Snape and Social Media: Tumblr." @ 07:34 am

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

    Challenge 752: Snape and Social Media: Tumblr

    Yet another internet time suck, how would Severus use Tumblr? Is there wizardring Tumblr? Maybe Severus keeps up with others in the field on this platform? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and Tumblr.

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

    July 14th, 2018

    Raging Wizards @ 10:45 pm

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

    Title: Raging Wizards
    Author: [info]alisanne
    Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape, Voldemort, James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin.
    Word Count: 100 x 7
    Rating: PG
    Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 751: Severus and Social Media: Pinterest.
    This is part Sixty-One 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 Raging Wizards on LJ/IJ/DW.
     

    Drabble: Raging Wizards @ 10:29 pm

    [info]alisanne:
    Current Mood: working

    Title: Raging Wizards
    Author: [personal profile] alisanne
    Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape, Voldemort, James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin.
    Word Count: 100 x 7
    Rating: PG
    Challenge: Written for [livejournal.com profile] snape100/[info]snape100/[community profile] snape100's prompt # 751: Severus and Social Media: Pinterest.
    This is part Sixty-One 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.

    Raging Wizards )
     

    SS/HP Prophet for July 8 - July 14 @ 06:11 pm

    [info]claucita, posting in [info]snape_potter:
    The current edition of the SS/HP Prophet has been posted here:

    The SS/HP Prophet for July 8 - July 14

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

    Drabble: Following the Heart @ 03:51 pm

    [info]alisanne:
    Current Mood: working

    Title: Following the Heart
    Author: [personal profile] alisanne
    Pairing/Characters: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy (implied), Ginny Weasley/Blaise Zabini (implied).
    Word Count: 100
    Rating: PG
    Warning(s): None.
    Challenge: Written for [community profile] mixandmatch100/[livejournal.com profile] mixandmatch100's prompt# 39: Loyalty.
    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.

    Following the Heart )
     

    July 13th, 2018

    Fic: Inevitable @ 09:59 pm

    [info]alisanne:
    Current Mood: working

    Title: Inevitable
    Author: [personal profile] alisanne
    Rating: NC-17
    Pairing: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter.
    Word Count: 1825 (365 x 5)
    Warnings: None.
    A/N: Written for [community profile] hogwarts365/[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365's prompt # 251: "Some things in our lives are inevitable." —Wolfgang (Sense8), Mean, Motionless.
    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.

    Inevitable )
     

    The Friday Five 7/13/18 @ 09:11 pm

    [info]alisanne:
    Current Mood: working

    Random questions are random (and the best kind).

    Random Ali Answers )
     

    (no subject) @ 07:49 am

    [info]ellid, posting in [info]snape100:
    Title: The Social Network, XXVIV
    Challenge: Pinterest
    Word Count: 100
    Note: this is yet another Motherless Child drabble, wherein Snape and Lupin marry and adopt a young werewolf. Their son John is about 14 in this one.


    “Dad?”

    Severus took a moment to settle himself before turning. “Yes?”

    “Thanks for giving me back my phone.” The boy yawned and took a step forward. “I'm sorry I stuck it in the compost. I guess I overreacted to that baby picture.”

    Clearly Moony had had a chat with the boy while they were having their monthly run. “I trust you'll approve of our Pinterest account. There isn't a single snap of you or any of your friends.”

    “Pinterest?” John scrubbed at his eyes. “Was that why Aunt Dora was here? She's mad for it, you know.”
     

    July 12th, 2018

    Challenge #637 @ 09:13 pm

    [info]alisanne, posting in [info]snarry100:
    Current Mood: tired

    Happy and joyous Snarry Thursday, everyone!

    Our new prompt this week is:

    Challenge 637: Accident
    Have fun!

    And remember, we encourage cross-posting across all our journals, DW, IJ, and LJ, so feel free to post your responses to any or all of them.
     

    Social Success @ 07:25 pm

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

    Title: Social Success
    Author: [info]alisanne
    Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter, George Weasley/Angelina Johnson.
    Word Count: 100 x 8
    Rating: PG
    Challenge: Written for [info]snarry100's prompt# 636: Social.
    Summary: Matchmaking is apparently Harry's superpower.
    Part Sixty-Six of the Wisdom Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
    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 Social Success on LJ/IJ/DW.
     

    Social Success @ 01:24 pm

    [info]alisanne, posting in [info]snarry100:
    Current Mood: working

    Title: Social Success
    Author: [info]alisanne
    Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter, George Weasley/Angelina Johnson.
    Word Count: 100 x 8
    Rating: PG
    Challenge: Written for [info]snarry100's prompt# 636: Social.
    Summary: Matchmaking is apparently Harry's superpower.
    Part Sixty-Six of the Wisdom Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
    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 Social Success on LJ/IJ/DW.
     

    Drabble: Social Success @ 01:00 pm

    [info]alisanne:
    Current Mood: working

    Title: Social Success
    Author: [personal profile] alisanne
    Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter, George Weasley/Angelina Johnson.
    Word Count: 100 x 8
    Rating: PG
    Challenge: Written for [community profile] snarry100/[info]snarry100/[livejournal.com profile] snarry100's prompt# 636: Social.
    Summary: Matchmaking is apparently Harry's superpower.
    Part Sixty-Six of the Wisdom Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
    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.

    Social Success )
     

    (no subject) @ 07:50 am

    [info]ellid, posting in [info]snape100:
    Title: The Social Network, XXVIII
    Challenge: Pinterest
    Word Count: 100
    Note: this is yet another Motherless Child drabble, wherein Snape and Lupin marry and adopt a young werewolf. Their son John is about 14 in this one.


    Remus shuffled downstairs in the mid-afternoon, wincing slightly despite the analgesic potion. He moved into Severus' arms, sighing as he settled against the taller man's shoulder.

    “He's still in bed?”

    Severus nodded. All these years, and that husky voice still made something in him shiver. “I disinfected his phone and left it on his night table. Nymphadora showed me how to manage his accounts.”

    “She's good at that.” Remus sighed again. “Thank her for me.”

    “Of course.” Severus rubbed the usual sore spots. “She helped me set up a Pinterest account.”

    Remus chuckled. “Tell me more, love.”
     

    July 11th, 2018

    A Fresh Approach @ 10:16 pm

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

    Title: A Fresh Approach
    Author: [info]alisanne
    Character(s)/Pairing(s): Harry Potter/Severus Snape.
    Challenge: Written for [info]harry100's prompt 341: Fresh, and for [info]torino10154's birthday. Yes, that was a while back, what's your point?
    Rating: R
    Length: 100 x 10
    Warnings: None.
    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 A Fresh Approach on LJ/IJ/DW.
     

    This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

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