shyfoxling: sad young Severus hugging his knees (sad comfort (huddled severus))
( May. 10th, 2017 07:36 pm)
(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.
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( Mar. 16th, 2014 07:58 pm)
I have allowed my recs bookmarks folder to get way out of control. So beware the recs list of DOOOOOOOOM!

It's possible I have recced some of these before, yet they reappeared in the folder due to syncing mismatches between three installs of Pale Moon (Firefox), but whatever. If they were worth it once, surely they're worth it again. Read more... )

Whew! What was that, 20? I dunno, I only sort of counted the number of times I pasted in my rec template. I have a few Yuletide recs in other fandoms, but I'll save those for a different post.
edit: apparently this crosspost to LJ failed. apologies to those who see it more than once on DW and IJ.

I've been building these up for a while (there are... 17?), so I'm omitting the quotes from the fics I would usually give.

Fic )


Fic+Art )


Art )
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( May. 29th, 2012 06:43 pm)
Anatomy of a Prank by [archiveofourown.org profile] xylodemon
Marauders, Regulus, Severus, rating AO3 "teen and up", 28099 words (plus a few hundred in images of handwriting on parchment)
Author's summary: Step by step instructions for those wishing to emulate the incomparable Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs.

I won't be spoiling this at all, really, if I say that the prank in question is short-sheeting the beds of all of Hogwarts. There's a lot more hung on and woven around that one little plot fact. Nice pice of humorous gen; this from me who doesn't normally enjoy hearing tales of the gleeful exploits of those oh so charming Marauders. OTOH, features a Peter who is far from the cliched lump.

Quote:
"Whereby, all punishments meted, including but not limited to detentions, banishments, and letters written home, will be served by the accused, without regard to innocence or guilt, lest a fellow Marauder betray one of his comrades in arms," Remus recited, and if he didn't stop reading that book, Sirius was going to beat him about the face and head with it. "Furthermore, all spoils earned, given, or otherwise gained shall be shared equally and without reservation, with the exception of Marmite, tinned fish, invitations to Slughorn's office, and the favours of Lily Evans."

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A Spy, A Curse, A War, A Kiss: by [livejournal.com profile] diadelphous in [livejournal.com profile] silverdoefest
Severus/Lily, R, ~27000 words
Author's summary: During the first Wizarding War, Dumbledore gives Lily an assignment: reconnect with her old friend, the Death Eater Severus Snape.
Author's warnings: AU. Possibly OOC Lily. Some gore/gruesomeness. Prostitution (not a major plot point). Smoking. This is an AU with two major changes from canon. The first is that Lily was consciously in love with Severus during school, but never acted on it because of his interest in the Dark Arts. The second is that the "Mudblood" incident never happened, and so Lily and Severus stayed friends up until the point that he joined the Death Eaters.

Quote:
Crispin made a low growling noise in the back of his throat, though some of the other Death Eaters laughed. Sev dragged Lily through the Death Eaters and shoved her up against the bar. For a split second his mouth was against her ear, his breath warm and soft, and in a whisper like wind he said, "Scream when you should scream."

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In The Midst of Life by [livejournal.com profile] albalark in [livejournal.com profile] snapecase
Severus, Lily, Tobias, Albus, Minerva; PG, 7831 words
Author's summary: The past is never really past.
Author's warnings: character death (not Severus)

Quote:
A surge of disgust had gone through him then, mixed with a powerful self-loathing every bit the equal of what he felt for his father. This was the source of his own weakness, the reason he'd been merely tolerated in Slytherin House and never truly accepted, whatever his merits as a wizard. He had pulled his arm away with a jerk and looked over the man in front of him with a sneer.

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Hand-Me-Down by [livejournal.com profile] dickgloucester in [livejournal.com profile] snapecase
Snape family, PG, 3374 words
Author's summary: Tobias Snape reflects on his history with Severus' mother.

My comment: "WOW. Just... wow. So much color (or lack of color, should I say?) in this. The mood and atmosphere are very vivid, and I love that you turned the common trope of Tobias hating or fearing his wife and son on its head."

Quote:
Oh but she were something bonny when she came up here that first time. Not what you'd call pretty, mind, but she had such energy. She were fierce like sparks from a furnace, and she were built like a greyhound, all bones and nerves and power.

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The Sin in Your Grin (and the Shape of Your Mouth) by [livejournal.com profile] xylodemon in [livejournal.com profile] dysfuncentine
Sirius/Snape, Remus/Sirius, implied James/Sirius, NC-17, ~16k words
Author's summary: The Order needed Sirius, but he doubted they'd mourn him very long when he finally disappeared.
Author's warnings: Angst, bad language, smoking, fight sex, semi-public sex, frottage, dubious consent

My comment: "I don't think I can possibly write a comment as long as this deserves. Hopefully it will suffice to say that I read every word instead of skimming as I often do, especially with fics over 5000 words, and I thoroughly enjoyed it in all its bleakness and angst."

Quote:
"Close your eyes. Pretend I'm Lupin, if that will make it easier," Snape said, his mouth wet as he reached for Sirius' open flies. "All dark creatures look the same with the lights off."

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Learning Curve by [archiveofourown.org profile] deathjunke
Severus/James, unrated but I'd say hard R, 3878 words
Author's summary: When Sluggy had said 'his best' [tutor] this was the last thing that James expected.
Author's warnings: Psychotropic Drugs, Hate Sex, Racism

My comment: "I quite liked this! It's always good to come across Severus/James that isn't hatesex or non-con. The touch with the "drug" potion is one of my personal favourite things to see in fic."

Quote:
The question was double-edged, and James knew it. He licked his lips and nodded. Of course Snape would know he was just playing dumb to get close to Evans. Snape could be a lot of things; acerbic, cruel, snarky, over-protective and contrary to name a few, but stupid wasn't one of them.
7 Loves/7Lives (i called you brother seven times) by [archiveofourown.org profile] xylodemon
Sirius/Regulus, AO3 "Mature" rating, 7244 words
Author's summary: This is a thing that never should have started.
Author's warnings: I didn't tag this as necrophilia because it really isn't, but it's close. Also, Regulus and Sirius are possibly underage in parts of this.

Quote:
"Just once." Sirius closes his eyes, mumbles the words against his brother's mouth.

"It's always been just once," Regulus says, and Sirius thinks that's a lie.

Once became twice became thrice became too much. This should stop, but it never should have started, and Sirius' breath catches when Regulus presses him back against the wall.


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The Other Half by [livejournal.com profile] leela_cat in [livejournal.com profile] snapecase
Tobias, Eileen, Severus, PG, 2672 words
Author's summary: He's long and skinny, and his nose seems to be a combination of the worst of both Eileen's and mine. Poor little sod will never live that one down. His skin, though, is the softest I've ever felt. Brushing my stained, scarred finger over his cheek feels like a crime, but I can't stop myself.

My comment: "*applauds* as [livejournal.com profile] sionna_raven said, thank you for turning a cardboard cliche into this."

Quote:
It's not until later that night, when it's time to put Severus to bed, that I realise I have to talk to Eileen and tell her that her father is dead. She's tired, though, and has a headache. Tomorrow, I think, as I watch her carry Severus upstairs.

The lad's getting so big. His arms and legs are hanging over her arms. Still, even with his size, it's hard to believe he'll be starting school come the backend of the year. He's not showing signs of magic, either, despite Eileen letting him lark around with her wand.

He's still my son.


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Since Perhaps Forever by [livejournal.com profile] laventadorn in [livejournal.com profile] silverdoefest
Severus/Lily "pre-het", author rates M for language but I count just one swear word, 1233 words
Author's summary: AU. After the war is over, Lily and Severus reconnect.

My comment: "Very nice. I like the visuals of Severus: slinking from the shadows, 'as if hopeful that someone with a voice like could that teach them a proper song', and the dry humor in 'Trade secrets.'"

Quote:
Severus’ voice, slinking out of the shadows like a black cat, said, “Perhaps you should try for a tune you can carry.”

Lily was so startled she almost fell face-forward into the flowers. They had turned toward him, unfurling their petals wide, as if hopeful that someone with a voice like could that teach them a proper song. “Severus! Jesus, make noise, would you?”
shyfoxling: Young Severus and Regulus (severus regulus)
( Jan. 8th, 2012 01:42 am)
Doods, check out this Severus/Regulus ficlet I got in my [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking! It's pretty awesome. (PG-13 or soft R, sexual themes but not explicit)

Ach, I wish I had my "Severus and Regulus are Team Screw You and Your Popsicle Stand" icon, but this one will do.
If you're in the mood for some angsty Severus/Sirius, check out [insanejournal.com profile] someoldcat's comic in progress "Twelfth Night" (as in the 12th day after Christmas; I think it's supposed to be set at that time in OotP). Post with links to most of the pages here (1-18), and most recent post here (p. 19-21). Bonus gen interaction between Sirius and Remus, too. Nothing much to warn about so far although the post with p. 12-18 has some nudity and possibly disturbing content (dream violence).
Severus/Lily and gen for the most part here. Fic recs )

Art recs later since it's a pain to construct a post with dA thumbnails while I'm at work.
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( Jan. 25th, 2011 01:04 pm)
Nine recs, a few slightly stale from holiday fests, others from [livejournal.com profile] snapecase which is still posting, although I could have sworn I saw the author of "Standing at the Fork in the Road" claiming it as hers somewhere O.o but I can't find that now. (Anyway, if any of these are yours and you're at liberty to reveal it, please do say - I may have missed some attributions since it seems not all fests go back and edit in author names after reveals.)

On the table here today we have Severus/Regulus, Severus/Sirius, two Severus/Harry, and a bunch of gen (or nearly gen).

Read more... )
Title: To Weave Cold Starlight
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Lily
Rating: PG for a few strong words
Words: ~5600
Summary: Severus wants to make Lily a special gift of something she saw in a book in the library, but doesn't get the chance to until after they're both dead. It turns out to have surprising properties.
Warnings/Contains: Mentions of canon deaths. Some fluff, a little angst. A few liberties taken with Latin, I'm sure. Unbetaed and unBritpicked.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] shoujo_bubbles in [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking, here. A bit of an homage to Textualsphinx's To Sever the Lining from a Cloud, a much angstier Severus/Lily that doesn't suffer much for being ten years old (!), and one of my favorites.

To Weave Cold Starlight )
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( Oct. 5th, 2010 11:58 am)
Today's smorgasbord includes Severus/Harry, Severus-Lily failing friendship, Severus/Lily with Severus/Remus, ensemble-cast gen, Severus gen, poetry (!), Beatles crossover (!), Severus/Regulus, Regulus gen. Read more... )
Speaking of fic recs, here's a bunch of stuff I've had simmering in my to-rec folder for a long time. Where my comments were fairly long I'm linking to them on the original post, rather than paste them here, but beware spoilers therein (I tend to pick out favorite lines and may talk about plot twists or the like). There's a good deal of Severus/Sirius in this batch, as well as some gen, dark, Severus/Harry, a little sort of Severus/Lily, and (unusually for me) two items with Severus/Minerva and Severus/Pomona respectively.

7 from various places, including hp_beholder, Snarry Games, hp_darkfest )

3 from daily_deviant )

4 from Severus Big Bang )

4 from Severus' Shorts )
Speaking of fic recs, here's a bunch of stuff I've had simmering in my to-rec folder for a long time. Where my comments were fairly long I'm linking to them on the original post, rather than paste them here, but beware spoilers therein (I tend to pick out favorite lines and may talk about plot twists or the like). There's a good deal of Severus/Sirius in this batch, as well as some gen, dark, Severus/Harry, a little sort of Severus/Lily, and (unusually for me) two items with Severus/Minerva and Severus/Pomona respectively.

7 from various places, including hp_beholder, Snarry Games, hp_darkfest )

3 from daily_deviant )

4 from Severus Big Bang )

4 from Severus' Shorts )
shyfoxling: Movie still from Goblet of Fire, text "Snape looks kinda sexy" (severus smex (kinda sexy))
( Feb. 26th, 2010 12:12 pm)
Gorgeous Severus/Narcissa art (rated G, well maybe slightly leaning PG, but definitely WS) in [livejournal.com profile] deatheaterfest.
shyfoxling: Movie still from Goblet of Fire, text "Snape looks kinda sexy" (severus smex (kinda sexy))
( Feb. 26th, 2010 12:12 pm)
Gorgeous Severus/Narcissa art (rated G, well maybe slightly leaning PG, but definitely WS) in [profile] deatheaterfest.
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (severus gen (beautiful))
( Nov. 11th, 2009 12:50 pm)
So there's a deleted scene from HBP recently released that's making the rounds (first one here; the other two are behind the scenes clips I didn't watch), and it has a few seconds of fantastic dramatic Snape content prior to the Astronomy Tower scene, that you really gotta wonder why they cut out of the film, unless because it makes it too obvious that he doesn't want to do what he's about to do. But yeah, it's just oh, oh Severus *heart breaks*. If you don't care about the other two, here it is:

shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (severus gen (beautiful))
( Nov. 11th, 2009 12:50 pm)
So there's a deleted scene from HBP recently released that's making the rounds (first one here; the other two are behind the scenes clips I didn't watch), and it has a few seconds of fantastic dramatic Snape content prior to the Astronomy Tower scene, that you really gotta wonder why they cut out of the film, unless because it makes it too obvious that he doesn't want to do what he's about to do. But yeah, it's just oh, oh Severus *heart breaks*. If you don't care about the other two, here it is:

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