This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

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


January 16th, 2019

(no subject) @ 07:52 am

[info]ellid, posting in [info]snape100:
Title: Inventories, I
Challenge: Investigation
Word Count: 100


“Remind me again why we are inventorying every single object in the ruddy castle?” Severus, who had just spent eight excruciating days inventorying his still room, the Slytherin House common room and dormitories, and a goodly chunk of the Head of School's wine cellar, downed a headache tincture in one gulp. “I still had to order my books for the fall and - “

“The Board of Governors require a periodic inventory. If anything is missing, we need to investigate, account for the loss, and make it good.” Minerva sighed. “I don't like it either, but needs must.”
 

January 15th, 2019

Snowflake Challenge Day 15 @ 06:53 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working

Oops, for some reason I thought this was a 14 day challenge, but yay that I have one more day!



Day 15

Talk about why you participated in Snowflake &/or what you got out of 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 participated for...*checks*...5 years! I began in 2014, skipped 2016 for health reasons, and here I am.

Doing Snowflake seems to reground me in fandom, if that makes sense? It rekindles my love for my fandom, makes me think about why I'm here, and about the joy I get out of fandom. This such a huge part of my life that not everyone in my "real life"(I hesitate to call it that since why can't my online life be real? Grr) knows about, and Snowflake gives me a chance to celebrate it.

Plus, I generally get new friends out of Snowflake, which is fun.

And I love that it's always different, yet similar! I love the day where we do recs, and where people have to self rec since then it gives me things to read. *g*

Basically, as long as I remain enthusiastic about fandom, I'll prolly do Snowflake.

In sum:

 

Fic: Sinking Under (With You) [Narcissa/Astoria; NC-17] @ 10:55 pm

[info]snax0, posting in [info]daily_deviant:

Title: Sinking Under (With You)
Author: snax0
Characters/Pairings: Narcissa/Astoria.
Rating: NC-17.
Kinks/Themes Chosen: Everything Old is New Again: age disparity, baths, breasts, praise.
Other Warnings/Content: Implied infidelity.
Word Count: 1,380.
Summary: Celebration.
Author's Notes: My first fic for the comm! Thank you for having me, and I hope you enjoy!

Read More )
 

January 14th, 2019

Snowflake Challenge Day 14 @ 07:00 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: thoughtful

LAST DAY OF SNOWFLAKE! Woe. No it's not, YAY!

Day 14

In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


People far wiser than I am have opined on this, so all I'll say is, while I do see HP fandom shrinking, those of us who are left are ~passionate. LOL.
And while I've tried to use other platforms for fandom interactions, I've never mastered them, so I'm resigned to sticking to AO3 and DW, which I have at least managed to sort of master. :P
In fact, [personal profile] torino10154 and I used to joke about being the last two people in fandom, and if one of us left, the other would turn out the lights. Let's just say, I have no plans to douse the lights yet. :)

So, in sum, I'm keeping the fandom light going as long as I can:

 

January 13th, 2019

Drabble: Bent Not Broken @ 04:22 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working

Title: Bent Not Broken
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 100 x 2
Characters/pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] dracoharry100/[livejournal.com profile] dracoharry100's prompt 555: Temporary.
This is part 135 of my H/D Auror Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
It starts at part one: The Beginning (LJ/IJ/DW).
It's ba-ack! :)
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): None, poke me if you spot anything wonky.
Authors Notes: They waste no time.

Bent Not Broken )
 

Snowflake Challenge Day 13 @ 02:43 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working



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.


These are all fannish goals.

1. I'd like to finish my currently unfinished drabble series' (Snape: Horcrux Hunter, Snarry Wisdom, H/D Aurors). And then maybe resist starting any new ones. :P

2. I'd like to continue writing poetry! That was fun last year. :)

3. This one is more amorphous. I'd like to be more content in what I manage for fandom. This is my hobby, my happy place, but I do tend to put pressure on myself when I don't manage to do everything I think I should, so...I'd like to relax a bit more about it all. :)
 

Challenge #776: "Investigation" @ 02:15 pm

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

Challenge 776: Investigation

This week we take a break from wizarding societies and instead we'll have a simple prompt word: Investigation.
Maybe your mod has been watching too much television news, but that seems to be the word of the week.
So, let's discuss Snape and investigation, in whatever context you like.

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

January 12th, 2019

SS/HP Prophet - December 30 - January 12 @ 07:59 pm

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

The current edition of the SS/HP Prophet has been posted here:

The SS/HP Prophet for December 29 - January 12

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

Snowflake Challenge Day 12 @ 07:35 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working



Day 12

In your own space, create your own challenge. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I've seen some stellar ideas all over my Flist (I specifically refer you to [personal profile] brumeier, [profile] malagan, and [personal profile] corvidology), so I'm going to keep mine simple.

I challenge everyone in fandom to do something related to that fandom that makes you happy!

If you like to rec, do it!
Podfic? YAY!
Art? OMG, there can never be too much art.
Write limericks? Absolutely!
Cosplay? Yas! Work it!
Write me Snarry? Please! *g*

Whatever "it" is, do it, and wallow in the joy it gives you. ♥
Let's claim this as our happy place, yeah?
 

January 11th, 2019

Snowflake Challenge Day 11 @ 08:47 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working



Day 11

In your own space, talk about your creative process(es) — anything from the initial inspiration to how you feel after something’s done. Do you struggle with motivation or is it a smooth process? Do you have any tricks up your sleeve to pull out when a fanwork isn’t cooperating? What is your level of planning to pantsing/winging it? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


So I totally stole this from [personal profile] brumeier, but it's pretty much how fic happens for me. The Creative Process )
 

FIC: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero (Severus/Draco; NC-17) @ 05:13 pm

[info]torino10154, posting in [info]daily_deviant:

Title: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero
Author: [info]torino10154
Characters/Pairings: Severus/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Kinks/Themes Chosen: Everything old is new again, age disparity, caught in the act, defilement, exhibitionism, frottage, gloves, homosexuality, illegal sex, masturbation
Other Warnings/Content: Underage (7th year), outdoor sex, student/teacher
Word Count: ~1050
Summary: When most students should have been in bed, Severus noticed Draco leaving the castle.
Author's Notes: Oh, hi. Long time no see. Thanks to badgerlady for the speedy beta. Any errors—or visible rust—is all me. Title is from Horace: Seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow.

carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero )
 

Party Kiss @ 04:10 pm

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

Title: Party Kiss
Author: [info]alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 1070
Warnings: None.
Summary: Severus and Harry relive holiday memories.
A/N: Written for [info]adventdrabbles/' prompt # 26: Christmas baby, 27: tinsel, 28: snowball, 29: gift giving, 30: reindeer, and 31: kiss at midnight. This is part 25, and the finale, of my How Harry Claimed Severus series (LJ/IJ/DW).
This is also for the snowflake_challenge's Challenge #10. :)
Also? Happy Belated Birthday, Severus Snape! ♥
Beta(s): [info]torino10154.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Party Kiss on LJ/IJ/DW.
 

(no subject) @ 07:50 am

[info]ellid, posting in [info]snape100:
Title: It's a Family Affair, XI
Challenge: Society for the Tolerance of Vampires
Word Count: 100


Twenty-five years later:

“Professor Snape!” One of the seventh years rushed up, a letter clutched in her hand. “I've been offered the position! Look!”

“Miss Fawley, kindly do not run in the castle. You know the staircases - “

“Here!” Miss Fawley shoved the paper under Severus' nose. “The Society for Vampire Tolerance wants me as their chief apothecary. Isn't it wonderful?”

Severus blinked. His grandfather's obsession with vampire tolerance had been a Prince family joke for decades, and he had to cough to cover the urge to laugh. “Congratulations,” he said at last. “What excellent news.”
 

January 10th, 2019

Snowflake Challenge Day 10 @ 10:40 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: accomplished



Day 10

Create a fanwork. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I finally managed to finish my [community profile] adventdrabbles series! Thanks, Snowflake. <3

Title: Party Kiss
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 1070
Warnings: None.
Summary: Severus and Harry relive holiday memories.
A/N: Written for [community profile] adventdrabbles/[info]adventdrabbles' prompt # 26: Christmas baby, 27: tinsel, 28: snowball, 29: gift giving, 30: reindeer, and 31: kiss at midnight. This is part 25, and the finale, of my How Harry Claimed Severus series (LJ/IJ/DW).
This is also for the [community profile] snowflake_challenge's Challenge #10. :)
Also? Happy Belated Birthday, Severus Snape! ♥
Beta(s): [personal profile] torino10154.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Party Kiss on LJ/IJ/DW.
 

Fic: Party Kiss @ 10:22 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: accomplished

Title: Party Kiss
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 1070
Warnings: None.
Summary: Severus and Harry relive holiday memories.
A/N: Written for [community profile] adventdrabbles/[info]adventdrabbles' prompt # 26: Christmas baby, 27: tinsel, 28: snowball, 29: gift giving, 30: reindeer, and 31: kiss at midnight. This is part 25, and the finale, of my How Harry Claimed Severus series (LJ/IJ/DW).
This is also for the [community profile] snowflake_challenge's Challenge #10. :)
Also? Happy Belated Birthday, Severus Snape! ♥
Beta(s): [personal profile] torino10154.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Party Kiss )
 

Challenge # 652 @ 10:02 pm

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

Welcome back to another Snarry Thursday, all!

Our new prompt this week is:

Challenge 652: Smart
Have fun!

You're free to combine this prompt with any other, 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.
 

(no subject) @ 07:57 am

[info]ellid, posting in [info]snape100:
Title: It's a Family Affair, X
Challenge: Society for the Tolerance of Vampires
Word Count: 100


Two years later:

“He looks like a vampire, he does,” muttered Theophrastus as his grandson toddled over to the bookshelf. “Doesn't like the sun, he's got - ”

“Drop it, dear,” his wife muttered back. “Eileen still hasn't forgotten you trying to get her a job with that nasty Tolerance place. What about young lad who nearly got sucked to death?”

“They improved the protections for employees - “

Little Severus pulled out a book with a yell and tried to rip out a recipe.

“Do be still,” said Aradia, and hurried to her grandson's side.
 

January 9th, 2019

Snowflake Challenge Day 9 @ 08:21 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: accomplished



Day 9

Commit an Act of Kindness. In your own space, share what you’ve done, talk about what you’ve done, or simply leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I've been wracking my brain about how to fulfill this one all day.
The best I could come up with is:

1. I left several comments for friends' creations today.

2. I checked in with my beta reader, who recently had surgery and is still recovering. ♥

3. I am pimping this fest at the behest of a couple of Flisters. *g*

 

Ali's Yearly Fic Wrap Up: 2018 @ 04:02 pm

[info]alisanne:
Current Mood: working

Okay, I've finally got my act together enough to do this yearly wrap up post.
I'm following the same template I have for the past couple of years (thanks again to [personal profile] gracerene for letting me gack it). *g*

Fics over 1K: 2018 )

And here are the numbers broken down into stats.

Extra Stats be Here )
And here's the big number
*drumroll* )

That number's much lower than I hoped, and I have some ideas about how to bump up my numbers this year, ideas for which I will need your help. More on that in a bit, however. :)

2018 Fest participation )

More stats are below:
Details )

And that's that!

And now to ask for your help.
As is obvious from the list above, I do best in my writing goals when I have daily prompts (e.g. May Madness). So, I am planning to start Ali 365, a way for people to leave me inspiring pairings/prompts. Now, this won't be specific gifts for people, just a way for me to shake myself out of a slump when one occurs. What do you think?

Fingers crossed we all have a fabulous new year and that 2019 rocks! <3
 

Over The Edge Of The Wild. @ 04:05 pm

[info]pekeleke, posting in [info]snape_potter:
Tags:

Title: Over The Edge Of The Wild.
Author: pekeleke
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Rating: G
Length: 8.5K +
Warnings: Pre-slash. Getting together.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. I make no profit from writing fanfiction.
Summary: “You had no idea whatsoever, did you? I’ve been gone on you for nigh on three years. Actively courting you for one and a half. And you thought I was what, auditioning for Sandwich Maker Of The Year? That’s not even a thing, Severus!”
A/N: Written in celebration of Severus Snape’s birthday. Have a lovely day, professor. <3

ExpandOver The Edge Of The Wild. )
 

This is the Way I Live (on IJ)

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