shyfoxling: Hogwarts castle (general (hogwarts))
2017-08-02 01:49 pm

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Grip by [archiveofourown.org profile] humanveil
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Regulus
Rating: Explicit
Words: 1350

Author's summary: It only takes the touch of a hand.
Author's notes: Written for the 2017 Wishlists Event at Rare Pair Shorts on LJ, for the prompt combination Regulus/Severus, hand/finger kink.
Author's warnings: underage

My comment: I apparently liked this fic enough that I read it, commented, forgot that I had, found it again when the author posted some other fic and I went looking through their works, and commented again with basically the exact same comment: "Mmm, good imagery in this."

Quote:
Deft fingers, flipping through pages. Long digits splayed out across the back of a book. A nail, clipped short, scratching over the jut of a wrist bone. Absentminded.
Beautiful.
Regulus is done for.
shyfoxling: Young Severus (severus young (alec))
2017-07-17 09:50 pm

fic rec

Vox Severus by [archiveofourown.org profile] Andante825
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Lily, James, Sirius, Poppy Pomfrey, various OCs
Rating: General (this is on the light and humorous side, rather than sexytiems)
Words: 3339

Author's summary: When Severus Snape's voice changes in fourth year, everyone notices.
Author's notes: This fic, which I began a few months ago, is based on the premise that if Severus' voice is as irresistible as canon, fandom, and Alan Rickman attest, everyone would take notice when it dropped. Setting is fourth year to avoid any canon clash, but in my head-canon, this changes everything :) (just not within the scope of this short fic).

My comment: "Severus's voice being very appealing is one of my favorite tropes, so this was fun :)"

Quote:
“Have you ever listened to yourself? I’m surprised you’ve not charmed the very birds from the trees. You have a real gift, my dear, like that cousin of yours. The one on the stage,” she added, for Professor Tiel and Lily’s benefit. “You could walk out of Hogwarts and make your fortune in the Muggle world this minute.”
There was a stunned silence.
“Bollocks,” said Severus Snape.
shyfoxling: glowing blue circles and hexagons on a dark blue background (doctor who (TARDIS scanner))
2017-07-16 03:57 pm

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At first I just went "...huh?" at the name of the Thirteenth Doctor and had to be reminded who it was, since I didn't immediately recognize the name, after which I sort of went "uh... why them?", but I have to admit the teaser video kinda got me choked up. We'll see how it all falls out. I expect I'll warm up, assuming the stories are any good anyway.
shyfoxling: tenth doctor with 3D glasses holding a cyberman's head (doctor who (ten and cyberhead))
2017-06-30 12:03 pm

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You know, it's fine that Razor (spoiler for "World Enough and Time"; highlight to view:) turned out to be the Master and all, but I really just liked him as a character as-was, yanno? My own impression when describing him to my husband was part Riff-Raff and part a kind of Addams Family sensibility of being matter-of-factly macabre; I am not familiar with the Babylon 5 character people keep comparing him to, and I've seen a version of Oliver Twist like, one time many moons ago so the comparison to Fagin didn't immediately occur to me. But however you slice it, I found the black humor rather charming. Too bad we won't get more of that (not that we would have anyway, because he would most likely have been confined to a single episode in any event).
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2017-06-26 10:45 pm

Discworld fic rec

Mister Vimes'd Go Spare! by thezeppelins
Fandom: Discworld
Pairing/Characters: Mostly OCs, plenty of mentions of Sam Vimes, brief appearances from Anoia (Goddess of Things That Get Stuck In Drawers) and Dorfl the golem
Rating: not rated by author; general audiences
Words: 4855

Author's summary/notes: No summary given, but have a quote re: the premise: It felt to Lance-Constable Mangas as though everyone knew this news before it was spoken. By the time it came through the door of the Peristeri Street Watch House, it was already olds. His Grace, Sir Samuel Vimes of Ankh was dead.

My comment: "I was linked to this by a post on Tumblr, believe it or not. It’s awesome! Thanks for a great read. Pterry would be proud. Vimes would be…er… well, you know old Stoneface."

Quote:
She knelt down next to the small pile of ash. “Count Lucien Xavier Willem Mordecai Von Damascene, you are under arrest.” she said. Then she remembered Mister Vimes was watching. “Er, I mean… Consider yourself nicked, sunshine!”
shyfoxling: (campbell (open day))
2017-06-19 02:57 pm

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If you are interested in Takin' Over the Asylum, I have posted some exciting news over in my lonely little community [community profile] weareloonies.
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2017-06-08 12:17 pm

fic recs

Let's Go Round Again by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jaxon ([tumblr.com profile] deathdaydungron)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing/Characters: Severus, Lily (some Severus/Lily), Tobias & Eileen Snape, brief appearance by Ron Weasley
Rating: General
Words: 4242

Author's summary/notes: Severus died at the jaws of Nagini in May 1998, but instead of taking a well earned rest in the afterlife, he finds himself back in Cokeworth...in December 1975. This is tagged as Snily, because it touches on their relationship (and well, you'll see) - but be warned that the prompt explicitly asked for them not to get together... Received a Tumblr prompt asking: Can you please write something where Snape goes back in time after dying, but decides to not pursue Lily (because she deserves better or realizing that he needs to let go of her if he wants to move on)?
Author's warnings: none

My comment: Would be a bit spoilery. Just know that it's got a sort of Groundhog Day or Peggy Sue Got Married setup.

Quote:
“No, Lil-” He placed his hand over one of hers. “I’m sorry. It’s just… Lucius isn’t who I thought he was.”
“You mean he’s not a rich, smug, Muggle hating Death Eater?”
“I’ve been an idiot,” Severus said, twisting his left ear, looking ashamed. “He is a rich, smug, Muggle hating Death Eater. And I don’t want to be that.” He looked up. “Well, I wouldn’t mind being rich…”


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Putting this second one behind a cut because it has spoilers for Broadchurch season 3, which hasn't aired in the US yet (begins June 28).

Read more... )
shyfoxling: sad young Severus hugging his knees (sad comfort (huddled severus))
2017-05-10 07:36 pm

fic rec

(Hmmm. It occurs to me that now I've become somewhat multifannish, I should probably add a line for Fandom: to my rec template.)

Regulus' Worst Memory by [archiveofourown.org profile] jaxon
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing/Characters: Regulus, Severus, Avery, Mulciber, Evan
Rating: Teen
Words: 1611

Author's summary: On the evening of Snape's Worst Memory, Regulus Black is left to pick up the pieces. Tumblr prompt: Could you fic the evening of Snape's Worst Memory?
Author's warnings: implied/referenced self-harm

My comment: "Pretty powerful stuff!"

Quote:
He swallowed bitterly, sick that this had become his problem and the others had washed their hands of the situation. It was his own fault for being one of the only Slytherins – one of the only students full stop – to really engage with Snape. He wouldn’t have ordinarily given him the time of day, greasy halfblood that he was – but Snape fitted beautifully into the rules that moulded Regulus’ life: Everything that Sirius did, Regulus didn’t. Everything Sirius didn’t, Regulus did.
shyfoxling: (doctor who (ten lit sonic))
2017-05-08 10:25 pm

fic rec

Donna, Immobile by [archiveofourown.org profile] pedanther
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing/Characters: Donna, Ten
Rating: General
Words: 452

Author's summary: Donna is strapped into some kind of alien thingummy, which is ticking and counting down to something (and not even in proper numbers, so not only does she not know how she's going to die, she doesn't know how long she has left). The Doctor, irritating man, is refusing to admit this is a problem. This story was written and first posted well before the season finale, so any overtones that have retroactively attached themselves to the Doctor's cheerful view of Donna's future are unintentional. (Unless you feel they improve the story, in which case, obviously, I meant to do that.) Anyone who feels inclined to nitpick the Doctor's theory is invited to remember that the real Rule One is "The Doctor talks a lot of nonsense when he's shooting his mouth off".
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2017-05-03 02:32 pm

Snape fic recs

[tumblr.com profile] deathdaydungeon has been backing up their mostly gen Snape fic to AO3 lately, under the name [archiveofourown.org profile] jaxon. I recommend a look-see at least for basically all their stuff, but here are some highlights. Read more... )
shyfoxling: Still frame of Professor Snape from the Chamber of Secrets film, text "Snape wins" (severus gen (snape wins))
2017-05-02 10:58 am

Snape Appreciation Month

Hear ye, Snapefen: There's a lot of good content going on this month in the #snapeloveposts tag on Tumblr, where someone started up a "Snape Appreciation Month" for May. If you miss the kinds of posts there used to be on [livejournal.com profile] snapedom/[insanejournal.com profile] snapedom*, it may be up your alley.

* There's a [community profile] snapedom on DW, too, but it never saw much activity and I was unable to convince [personal profile] sassy_cat, who took the three comms over from me in 2015, to import the LJ comm there for preservation's sake and/or urge people to move, so.
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2017-04-28 12:19 pm

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(posting in this journal because it's something I mostly/only see in fandom context.)

So like... what is the deal with phrasing like in this post that talks about what this or that smokin' hot person does "to the ovaries"? sort of medical-ish, sort of personal discussion of sexual/reproductive organs behind the cut; nothing too graphic, should not be TMI for most I would think )
shyfoxling: interior of the 12th Doctor's TARDIS (doctor who (12's tardis))
2017-04-15 11:20 pm

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DW premiere: We're not crying, you're crying. That is all. (Ok, not all: PETERRRR NOOO DON'T LEEEAVVVEEEEEE---!)

Also, since Class wasn't shown on BBC America until now: what is the deal with the "prom"? I thought that was such a uniquely American thing that it featured on lists of "major ridiculous mistakes to avoid if you're an American trying to write in a British fandom, because no one else does this"? I feel like I must be picturing the wrong thing.