shyfoxling: Things I am no longer allowed to do at Hogwarts, number 257: I will not teach Peeves to sing "Henry the 8th I am." (humor (peeves henry 8th))
( Oct. 7th, 2016 07:17 pm)
[ profile] frameacloud:
poopin wizards comix
You know that thing Rowling said about the lack of toilets in early Hogwarts, and that in the old days wizards “simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence”? The more I think about it, the more it explains about Hogwarts.

Srsly. Go look. It's hilarious.
shyfoxling: Text "Sirius was a drunken mistake, Matt was a drunken mistake and that fish dude I don't even know how that happened" (badfic (fish dude))
( Oct. 5th, 2016 11:27 am)
Reader-insert fics would be a little less jarring if they didn't do that "Y/N" thing, Y/N?
shyfoxling: Sirius Black looking serious (sirius (lookin' sirius))
( Oct. 4th, 2016 12:01 pm)
Great meta post by [ profile] pazithigallifreya responding to the question of just what Sirius was thinking in trying to get Severus to meet a werewolf in the Shrieking Shack, wandering into Sirius's psychology in general and his relationship with Severus:
shyfoxling: Cauldron with steam rising (general (potion book))
( Oct. 4th, 2016 10:44 am)
I really don't have room for more books on my shelves, much less an entire second set of Harry Potter, but Jim Kay's illustrations are really proving tempting...
shyfoxling: Things I am no longer allowed to do at Hogwarts, number 257: I will not teach Peeves to sing "Henry the 8th I am." (humor (peeves henry 8th))
( Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:39 pm)
I'm sure this is just a typo (since they spell it correctly in the next paragraph), but...

Hermione rolled her eyes. "Harry. You are marring Ron's sister. Just let Ron be your best man."

At least, I assume it's a typo. Ron might not agree.
shyfoxling: Crop of a map of England showing the town of Blacksnape (severus sirius (blacksnape))
( Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:17 am)
Just a drive-by rec here of something in that good old "squabbling for dominance begets sexual tension" vein of Snack:

Cleaning by [ profile] augustus
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Sirius
Rating: Teen
Words: 1255

Author's summary: Sirius and Severus argue. Set during OotP.
Author's warnings: none

'Because you're obsessed.' Severus's voice rose, his own eyes seeming to become even blacker as he spoke. 'Everyone knew about the two of you at school, you know. There's no point in pretending your feelings towards that child are fatherly ones.'
'You really are a foul, pathetic man,' Sirius sneered. 'You haven't changed at all in the last twenty years, have you? You're completely unable to believe in anything good or innocent.'
'Not when it involves you.'
shyfoxling: Still frame of Professor Snape from the Chamber of Secrets film, text "Snape wins" (severus gen (snape wins))
( Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:51 am)
Snape Showcase
[ profile] snapecase: Celebrating Severus Snape throughout his ages!
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest, text "I couldn't have put it better myself. But I'll try anyway." (ravenclaw (put it better myself))
( Sep. 19th, 2016 05:49 pm)
Today on Amusing AO3 Tags I Stumbled Across: I'm Sorry Tolkien

Tags with the same meaning: Abuse of Tolkien, apologies to prof. tolkien, Forgive me Tolkien, I apologize to the ghost of JRR Tolkien, I apologize to the ghost of Tolkien, I'm deeply apologize Tolkien, I'm so sorry Mr. Tolkien, I'm so sorry Tolkein, I'm so sorry Tolkien, so my childhood Tolkien fan never finds out about this fic, some abuse of Tolkien, sorry tolkien, They are younger and I messed up Tolkien's World, Tolkein is spinning in his urn right now, Tolkein would skin me alive if he could see this, Tolkien Forgive Me, Tolkien must be judging me, Tolkien will have my head if he sees this..., Tolkien would be spinning in his grave, Totally twisting Tolkien for my own purposes, 我对不起Tolkien [Wǒ duìbùqǐ, "I'm sorry", according to Google]
shyfoxling: Campbell Bain in rainbow tie-dye at window with microphone (campbell (at window))
( Sep. 16th, 2016 12:15 pm)
eeeee [personal profile] elf nominated Takin' Over the Asylum for Yuletide! Maybe it will actually result in some fic being generated?
shyfoxling: Trelawney looking surprised, text "WTF?" (confused (trelawney wtf))
( Sep. 15th, 2016 10:02 am)
Re: the dream I had last night/this morning: I guess in a way it's comforting to know that my subconscious can apparently handily distinguish between David Tennant's pretty face and Kilgrave's ugly personality, because the feeling was staunchly oh my god what a creep. I mean I was just disgusted. Bonus theme of " 'nice guy' feeling he's entitled to sex" except with the ~*special*~ way he can make good on that entitlement. Fortunately I was only a diesmbodied camera in all of this, not bodily present, but still.

(The bit with the four polyfidelitous lesbians -- don't look at me; that's what it said in the "script" that they were -- subverting male-gaze tropes for the acting out of their own humorous/sarcastic sexual fantasy, I don't even know what that was all about. I guess it kind of explains the huge curly blonde wigs and "barbarian chick" scrap-leather costumes they were all wearing...?)

(sort of debated what journal to post this to, but I think I have more contact on this one with people who'd recognize Kilgrave and the vague allusion to the wars that sometimes flare up on tumblr surrounding any attraction to him, ships, etc., so.)
shyfoxling: Colin Creevey with camera, text "Fangirl!" (squee (colin fangirl))
( Sep. 13th, 2016 10:01 pm)
Not From Others by [ profile] floreatcastellum
Pairing/Characters: Deathly Hallows ensemble: Ginny, Neville, Luna, Colin, Parvati, Seamus, McGonagall, Snape, Carrows, etc.; canon ships
Rating: Teen
Words: 132,914

Author's summary: She may not have been able to join Harry, Ron and Hermione, but Ginny refuses to go down without a fight. As war approaches, Ginny returns to Hogwarts to resurrect Dumbledore's Army and face the darkest year the wizarding world has ever seen.
Author's warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death [i.e. the canon deaths]

I am a bad person and didn't leave a single comment on this novel-length fic, even though I read every word (rather than skimming, as I often do). But that in itself is pretty much what I have to say about it. Ginny is the POV character. Canon-compliant and reads pretty canon-like if you're in the mood for a good gen fic that follows the happenings in Ginny's life during the year of endless camping, and what comes after.

Unfortunately, as Percy frantically tried to go over and comfort his embarrassed girlfriend, he tripped over the corner of the blanket, crashing into Harry who, in an effort to keep Teddy out of harm’s way, left his entire face exposed to Percy’s flailing arm, which connected with his forehead with a loud smack.

‘Careful, Perce, you’ll give him a scar,’ said George.
shyfoxling: Still frame of Professor Snape from the Chamber of Secrets film, text "Snape wins" (severus gen (snape wins))
( Aug. 19th, 2016 09:22 pm)
Snapefen friends, if you're on Tumblr (or even if you're not, just for some reading material), may I recommend [ profile] pazithigallifreya's severus snape tag?
shyfoxling: Dumbledore and Harry seeing the Dark Mark over Hogwarts, text "well, shit" (annoyed (dark mark well shit))
( Jul. 14th, 2016 12:03 pm)
Warner Bros. trademarks 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' name, possibly for film
It seems like fans' wishes for a possible Harry Potter and the Cursed Child adaptation to the film screen might slowly be coming to fruition. If this is true, the eighth story in Harry Potter's saga, post-Deathly Hallows epilogue, would be the ninth (and maybe tenth if split into two) feature film.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. recently trademarked the name 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', and this can include rights to everything from films to merchandise. The trademark was set in the U.K. though the company listed is Warner Bros. in the U.S., the production company behind the first eight Harry Potter movies.
Ugh, please no. I mean, not at all surprising that they trademarked it. Of course they did. But if anything I've heard about that play is true, Merlin preserve us from a film, or two films (which it probably would be since isn't there going to be more than one play, or something?).
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (ravenclaw (house shield))
( Jun. 29th, 2016 01:13 pm)
[ profile] shivver13 did not tag me, but I thought it looked interesting. Read more... )
shyfoxling: (campbell (headphones))
( Jun. 27th, 2016 12:15 pm)
Soooo um.

I made a transcript for Takin' Over the Asylum.

Took me a while. Isn't perfect. Is hopefully good enough to be going on with. I am only an (American) egg. Please don't hit or yell. *scuttles out with a Zoidberg noise*
shyfoxling: Campbell Bain in rainbow tie-dye at window with microphone (campbell (at window))
( Jun. 2nd, 2016 12:19 pm)
I had a dream late this morning, about 30m - an hour before getting up for work, that I was writing/had written (the dream jumped sometimes between process and holding the finished thing in my hands) a book about Takin' Over the Asylum. It was a 20th anniversary thing (whoops, brain, couple years late there) and of fairly large format, though not quite a "coffee table" book. The thing I remember most vividly was a b&w picture of David Tennant dressed as Campbell reviewing a script in between scenes, sitting on the floor in a doorway with his back against one side of the doorframe, knees bent and feet up on the opposite side, which totally sounds like something he'd do but I doubt such a photo exists.

The book was basically the whole shit-a-ree (as my dad would say) for anyone really interested in the show: an episode guide with color stills; archival photos; "where are they now" features about the actors (like anyone who'd be interested in this book in the first place needs assistance on where DT is now?); a side by side song list showing the differences between the two soundtrack versions*; stuff about Gartloch Hospital (which played St Jude's); a "transcript"**, except in the dream it was not a script but rather somehow formatted like prose -- but OTOH I don't think it was actually prose narrative, like, it wasn't a short story/novelization or anything, more like run-together dialogue? idk, whatever that was, it was also written in something more like actual Scots dialect than the canon actually is. I distinctly remember the "grungy" typewriter font used for that part.

I said "jumped sometimes between process" above but several hours later the only bit of "process" I can remember was something about contacting David's agent to try to arrange an interview.

Now that I describe all that, I think my brain was modelling it on the 50th anniversary Doctor Who book we've got. Not that TOtA was anywhere near the hit it would need to have been to merit such a book being written; hell, to my knowledge there was never a North American DVD release, although I have a vague recollection of reading that it was broadcast in Canada way back in the day. (I should really get a copy of the UK DVD before it doesn't exist anymore. Region 2 and PAL format are surmountable; being out of print when it was fairly rare in the first place could be a more difficult problem.)

* Something I've actually been working on, on and off; I got started last May not long after I fell in love with TOtA but for some reason it's been sitting idle for a long time.

** Something else I've done/been doing. I spent a good number of hours over several months earlier this year doing my own transcription because I wasn't able to find such a thing out on the internet. (The script of the 2013 stage play that is available is considerably changed, so while it's an interesting read, you can't substitute one for the other.) I keep tweaking it, telling myself I want it to be as perfect as I can reasonably make it before I post it anywhere, but really I'm letting the (not quite) perfect be the enemy of the good and keep it from the light of day at least partly because I'm afraid of offending because I'm an American and have probably Done It Wrong.
shyfoxling: fox in a witch's hat and Ravenclaw colors scarf with a wand and shiny swirly bits (Default)
( Jun. 2nd, 2016 01:38 am)
Per :

Go to this website:
• Pick 15 characters from any fandom
[unspoken: put them in the box, randomize, then paste in your answers next to the prompts]
• Tag five or more people.
• Have fun!

Well. I dunno if I can do #2 or #3 there. But if you want to know: Read more... )


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