Extinguished by [livejournal.com profile] shivver13
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing/Characters: Ten, Donna
Rating: G
Words: 550

Author's summary: Another day, another alien vulnerable to common household objects.
Author's notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] who_contest's drabble challenge, "Eyes".
shyfoxling: Hogwarts castle (general (hogwarts))
( Aug. 2nd, 2017 01:49 pm)
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))
( Jul. 17th, 2017 09:50 pm)
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: Ravenclaw crest (Default)
( Jun. 26th, 2017 10:45 pm)
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: 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.
shyfoxling: (doctor who (ten lit sonic))
( May. 8th, 2017 10:25 pm)
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".
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (Default)
( May. 3rd, 2017 02:32 pm)
[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: Frames of young Severus and professor Snape, text "all grown up" (severus gen (all grown up))
( Jan. 31st, 2017 12:32 pm)
[untitled] by [tumblr.com profile] deathdaydungeon
Pairing/Characters: Gen; Severus, Albus; flashback appearances from Tobias, Eileen, Lily, Marauders, and Lucius
Rating: PG to PG-13 I'd say
Words: 4827
Prompt: "Some headcanons or a story about how Lily ISN'T Snape's happy memory when he casts a patronus."
Warnings: Canon-like scenes of bullying; some strong language.
Quote:
It was impossible. Everything was tainted.

His happiest memories contained Lily, but the dementor seemed to be aware of this. It seemed to be revelling in his darker memories, gleefully drawing them to the surface and forcing Snape to re-live every second of his ex-best friend’s hatred, destroying the happy moments he was trying to focus on.
shyfoxling: Hermione handing a notebook to Professor Snape, text "is this fangirl drivel?" (severus gen (fangirl drivel))
( Jan. 30th, 2017 12:49 pm)
Awesome gen Severus art yesterday on [livejournal.com profile] snapecase over on LJ - How Can I Help You, Minerva?

And I've been meaning to rec this fic from a few weeks ago in Snapecase:

A Whiff of Cordite
Pairing/Characters: Snape family
Rating: PG-13
Words: 4131

Author's summary: A child never understands the entire story. Sometimes, neither does the man.
Author's warnings: Adult language, mild violence, implied domestic violence.

My comment: "Wow, amazing start to finish. I love all the Northern flavor. "

Quote:
"Oi, take a look at those jazzy keks…!" the ringleader mocked from atop a battered bicycle, his minions chuckling along with atavistic glee.

The typical Mancunian retort fell off his tongue before he could supress it. "Get off and milk it, ya pikey bastard." A quick flick of his fingers sent a mild hex spinning towards a low hanging gutter, the movement disguised as a two-fingered salute. With a dull crack the rusting metal broke free, liberally dousing the lads with filthy water.
There's a couple other odds and ends here, such as a Doctor Who wallpaper, but here's the three ficlets I received:

Forwards by [personal profile] marginaliana
Severus Snape, Tenth Doctor, 716 words, gen, G

Rules Are Made to Be Bent by [personal profile] angenoir
Severus/Regulus, 526 words, fluffy, G

Mud pies by [profile] redsnsnake05
Child Severus, Eileen, 355 words, gen, G
shyfoxling: Sirius and Harry looking at photo, text "Damn, this is some quality fanfic." (approve (quality fanfic))
( Jan. 4th, 2017 12:08 am)
SS/HG is not my ship, so I wasn't watching [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest that it was made for, and ran across this on AO3 instead. But. You guys. [livejournal.com profile] mywitch's Farmer Granger and the Most Glorious Cock (AO3 link) is a glorious thing. It's a Little Golden Book parody, so a quick read. The art style is just fabulous and cute, and the naughty writing is clever. NWS at the end; most of it is WS albeit packed with bawdy puns. Author's warning for "Out of control whimsy"!
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (Default)
( Dec. 29th, 2016 11:10 pm)
Hell Is
Fandom: Mystery Science Theater 3000
Pairing/Characters: Dr. Forrester, Joel, Dr. Erhardt, TV's Frank
Rating: Teen
Words: 5017

Author's summary: It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, and only a moment to wreck it. But Dr. Forrester may yet find interesting things in the rubble.

Quote:
“This invention,” she said, her gaze leveled directly at his furtive eyes. “It is yours?”

He could lie. And who could stop him? Joel? No one would believe the janitor's word over Forrester's. History hung within his reach. It was not meant for the likes of Joel.

“Oh, yes,” said Forrester. “Certainly.”


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Meet Again On Separate Paths
Fandom: The Neverending Story
Pairing/Characters: Atreyu/Empress, Bastian, Carl Coreander (the bookshop owner)
Rating: Teen
Words: 2789

Author's summary: Bastian wants to find a way back, but Fantasia isn't just going to wait.

Quote:
"Bastian." Mr. Coreander reaches out and rests a hand on Bastian's shoulder. "What have I told you? The doors to Fantasia can't be forced. Auryn will find you when the time is right."

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Two for Tea
Fandom: Questionable Content
Pairing/Characters: Faye/Bubbles, Momo, May, Marten, Claire, Pintsize, Dora, Tai, Hannelore
Rating: General Audiences
Words: 2166

Author's summary: Faye and Bubbles open a tea shop. Hilarity ensues.

Quote:
MOMO: I will attempt to use terms you understand. Faye and Bubbles protected you from Corpse Witch, saved you from the cops, and rescued you from an extremely dire situation involving three rogue AIs and an EMP. You owe them your ass. Now go inside and smell some tea.

MAY: Did you just say “ass”? For me?
MOMO, blushing furiously: You are an extremely bad influence!


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On This 'Ane Night
Fandom: Discworld
Pairing/Characters: Granny Aching, Granny Weatherwax
Rating: General Audiences
Words: 2319

Author's summary: Granny Weatherwax is blown off course and meets Granny Aching.

Quote:
Granny Aching strode back and sat herself down on her previous rock picking the conversation up, just where it had left off. “Not the moon, and you know well,that’s not what I meant Mistress Weatherwax. Nay, you’re an edge witch, the other edge.”

Granny nodded. “They call Nanny Ogg for the difficult births. I’m the one wakened for the difficult deaths.”


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Gytha and Esme's Ill-Advised Adventure
Fandom: Discworld
Pairing/Characters: Gytha Ogg, Esmerelda Weatherwax
Rating: General Audiences
Words: 3708

Author's summary: 80's movies don't happen in the Ramtops, but if they did they would probably look like this.

Quote:
"Esme Weatherwax! You were spyin?"

"I was in the area!" Esme protested. "It's not my fault my ears could hear!"

There was a certain hook to that that made Gytha pause, hands on her hips. "Esmerelda Weatherwax, you was borrowing? Whose ears heard that? An without that someone knowing! What if you got stuck?" Again, Gytha didn't add, because she valued their friendship and Esme did not like to be reminded about that week she spent as a rabbit.


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It's a Neighborly Day in This Beautywood
Fandom: "A House I Pass on the Way to Work Has This Sculpture in its Yard" (see also this version with some additional sections)
Pairing/Characters: Antler Guy, Steve, Sharon
Rating: Teen
Words: 2998

Author's summary: The Old One, The Sleeping Beast, Seeker of Blood and Devourer of Souls, Haunting Abomination of the Darkened Woods, woke to find his sacred grounds were no longer there. The new ways are more than a bit confusing, but there's no reason an ancient god can't adapt with the times.

Quote:
“Hello!” one of the humans said, thrusting an object into his hands. Sweat was beading on her temples as she looked up (and up and up—he really had overdone his height a touch) at him, but the only concession she made to her mounting fear was to take a step backwards. “I—that is, my husband and I—we saw you'd moved to the neighborhood.”

“Overnight,” the apparent husband added darkly. His voice was tight and choked.

“Right. And I know it's a bit early in the morning for lasagna, but I thought we'd bring some over and come say hello. Never too soon to meet your neighbors, right?”
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 [archiveofourown.org profile] augustus
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Sirius
Rating: Teen
Words: 1255

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

Quote:
'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: Colin Creevey with camera, text "Fangirl!" (squee (colin fangirl))
( Sep. 13th, 2016 10:01 pm)
Not From Others by [archiveofourown.org 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.

Quote:
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.
Man, I am so lazy about actually making rec posts. These have been building up for quite a while, so strap in:

Nine from [livejournal.com profile] hoggywartyxmas: Read more... )

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Two art recs from [livejournal.com profile] severus_snape fest: Read more... )

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Six from Yuletide/Yuletide Madness: Read more... )

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And lastly, two miscellaneous: Read more... )

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*pant*pant*pant*
shyfoxling: Frames of young Severus and professor Snape, text "all grown up" (severus gen (all grown up))
( Nov. 12th, 2015 12:07 am)
Return to Hogwarts by [archiveofourown.org profile] arithmancer
Pairing/Characters: Severus, Argus, Portrait!Albus, Minerva
Rating: G
Words: 2339

Author's summary: Severus Snape returns to Hogwarts as Headmaster. One-shot inspired by the events of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".
Author's warnings: (none)

My comment: "Well done. You've got Severus nailed."

Quote:
“Murderer!” she exclaimed, her voice heavy with disgust.
With a slightly mocking smile and courteous nod of his head, Severus swept his arm to indicate his guest should step inside.
“Minerva!” he said. “Do come in.”
shyfoxling: Campbell Bain in rainbow tie-dye at window with microphone (campbell (at window))
( Oct. 21st, 2015 08:10 pm)
Few in this room besides me probably care about Takin' Over the Asylum, but if you know it at all, you should check out this ficlet [personal profile] elf just wrote me in exchange for a charity donation: One Toke Under the Line (gen, G, 563 words).
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (doctor who (eleven madman))
( Jan. 22nd, 2015 03:54 pm)
I know most people who read me are not here for Doctor Who content, but I read a fic a couple of days ago that is just so fabulous I'm going to rec it anyway, in case this happens to be among the interests of anyone in the studio audience (I know some of you are multifandom and not just HP):

The Moon Rises Over and Over Again by [archiveofourown.org profile] ohhtheperiphery
Pairing/Characters: Eleven/River, Amy/Rory (plus some input from the TARDIS)
Rating: Mature
Words: 11,549

Author's summary: We are all of us memories, just stories, in the end.
Author's warnings: None

My comment: ...was flaily and inarticulate: "Oh. MY. ASKLJKSLAKJFDS. I just. I don't know what to say. This fic. There was joy and tears and laughter and oh goodness that seems to be one of my hearts on the floor well oh well I've a spare. *more flailing*" This fic has erotic content, hence the mature rating, but it's way more character study than anything else. There's a ton of lovely prose in it. I'm super sad this is the only DW fic this author has on AO3 and I'm not having luck finding more elsewhere. (I assume [tumblr.com profile] ohhtheperiphery is the same person because of the unusual name, but no more DW fic there that I could find.)

Quote:
But if that is so, and she believes it is, in the dark and warm places of herself that could be called her “heart” if such a word were used to describe them, then her Thief is an anomaly. That doesn’t surprise her; she has always known he is special. Because unlike those normal passengers and travelers of time, his hearts don’t become smaller by the process. Worn down, wearied, burdened—perhaps these words and others could be applied. But smaller is so drastically wrong, she feels it, reverberates it in her insides; she echoes it in her wheezing chaotic descent back and forth along the cataclysms of the universe.

No, her Thief’s hearts get bigger and bigger, she can feel it. Can feel them rising up and swelling inside his chest, growing and grown as each day (or something like it) goes by.
I feel like maybe I have recced this particular piece before, as I know I've recced various of [archiveofourown.org profile] potionpen's stuff, but whatever.

The Boomslang Effect by [archiveofourown.org profile] potionpen
Pairing/Characters: Severus, Minerva, Filius, Poppy, other staff
Rating: Teen
Words: ~8200

Author's summary: It's 1985, and Hogwarts's most junior (permanent) faculty member may have slightly underestimated his influence on his admiring students. ...No, seriously. It's, like, a problem.
Author's warnings: approximately canon-typical levels of offscreen violence, academic and House politics.

Quote:
“Of course I can do it,” Severus said calmly, and sipped his coffee. He clarified, “Just not in any way you’ll approve. Consider yourself warned. Do you want me to proceed?”

“What are you going to do?” she demanded, alarmed.

“For pity’s sake, I don’t know! I’ve had approximately four and a half seconds to think about it since having the problem defined. I have the beginnings of a few ideas. They all want refining and I haven’t decided what direction will be best to take. You’ll hate everything, and whatever I do might take some time. Do you want me to proceed?”
This will be much shorter than the last (well, next) post.

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Time Pockets by [archiveofourown.org profile] kahvi
Fandom: Red Dwarf
Characters: Lister, Rimmer (some Lister/Rimmer), Kryten, Cat
Rating: Teen
Words: 5089
Author's summary: The Red Dwarf crew are having a hard time with... well... time. While Lister is trying to get a GELF device which literally saves time working, Rimmer finds himself in mortal - as it were - peril from another time-related problem. Meanwhile, Kryten fusses and Cat hunts metaphors.

Quote:
"Your curried corn flakes, sir. I took the liberty of adding a little hot sauce to the usual recipe."

To Kryten's considerable delight, Lister appeared to quicken at this. "Kryten, man; yer a gem." He grabbed eagerly for the tray. Kyten hurriedly handed him a spoon, remembering what had happened last time, and stood respectfully back.


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Certainties by [archiveofourown.org profile] nomadwriter
Fandom: Discworld
Characters: Vetinari, Drumknott, Death
Rating: Teen
Words: 3127
Author's summary: Only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. The anthropomorphic personification of one meets the man behind the other.

My comment: "Very well done! In style this could fit right into Pratchett's work, and I like these glimpses of scenes from a perspective we didn't see at the time."

Quote:
"How many people, I wonder, have died in the course of attempting to avert their death?" he mused aloud.

DO YOU WANT EXACT FIGURES?

"Ah," he said carefully. "So, either I'm hallucinating, or this is a closer brush with mortality than I'd first assumed."


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Cat's Eyes by [archiveofourown.org profile] drworm
Fandom: The Last Unicorn
Characters: Schmendrick, Molly Grue, the cat
Rating: General Audiences
Words: 2888
Author's summary: “Adventures,” Schmendrick mused, “look for men like Lír. The rest of us are lucky to get one a year, if that.”

Quote:
One paw struck at the loose threads, which unraveled further as the web stuck to his fur, quick as taffy.

Molly grasped the cat around the middle and hauled him to her chest. “You mustn't destroy something so beautiful,” she scolded.

“But I am a cat,” he replied, “and it is my nature.”
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