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( May. 3rd, 2017 02:32 pm)
[ profile] deathdaydungeon has been backing up their mostly gen Snape fic to AO3 lately, under the name [ profile] jaxon. I recommend a look-see at least for basically all their stuff, but here are some highlights. Read more... )
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))
( Jan. 5th, 2017 11:38 pm)
Spotted in a character tag on AO3: "Professor McGonagills"

>.> For that mermaid AU, I guess...
Man, I am so lazy about actually making rec posts. These have been building up for quite a while, so strap in:

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


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


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


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


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 [ 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."

“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.”
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( Mar. 29th, 2013 09:58 pm)
Wormwood and Gall by [ profile] delphipsmith (in [ profile] snapecase)
Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, cameo by Lucius Malfoy; G, 3785 words
Author's summary: When Severus is offered the job of Potions Master at Hogwarts, he thinks that perhaps life might not be as desolate as it looked. Whether or not this is correct remains to be seen.
Author's warnings: Angst.

My comment: Great "missing years" piece.

"Are you well, Severus?" Albus Dumbledore said solicitously.

"Oh yes," Severus Snape said through numb lips. "Being nearly condemned to Azkaban is such an...energizing pastime."


Grey in the Dark by [ profile] potionpen
Eileen, Severus, OMC; AO3 rated "general audiences", 4082 words
Author's summary: It's a chocolate-scented August in the Sherwood, and there's a stormcrow at the door.

(this is about Severus buying his first wand, but not from Ollivander.)

"And he's a Ministry toady," the woman added, scowling. "The Trace on every bleeding wand he sells."

"Southern milquetoast," Dickon agrees, making a face. "No one'd stand for that nonsense north of Kent. Now, lad, do you want your mam to stay?"


(Love is a) Battlefield by [ profile] veridari (in [ profile] severus_sighs)
Severus/Harry, Neville, Teeny Nagini, Minerva, Draco and BAMF!Trevor; G
Author's summary: It is the annual Staff Valentine's Day Party, where lines are drawn in the sand, enemies are made and Cupid is nowhere to be found. Or is he? Yes, just your typical holiday at Hogwarts.

My comment: LOL! I love all of this. I think my favorite part is either Trevor's less-than-impressed look at his costume, or Minerva's assured delight at pointing out the missed point in Severus's logic...


Five Moments of Doubt by [ profile] Bagheera
Severus, Minerva, Ginny, Neville, Luna, Pomona Sprout; AO3 rated "general audiences", 5911 words
Author's summary: Five times someone doubted Snape's allegiance while he was headmaster, five moments at Hogwarts during year seven.

Ginny swallowed. Most portraits were feigning sleep, some empty, but Dumbledore was awake and present. He raised his silver eyebrows at her, then made a shooing motion with his hand, as if to remind her of her lines. Then he leaned back in the window frame and gazed down at Snape, calm and melancholy, as if he were seeing something quite different from his murderer.


The Things Draco Carries by [ profile] catsintheattic
Draco, Pansy, Severus, Vincent, Gregory, Blaise, Malfoys; AO3 rated "teen and up", 4875 words
Author's summary: Another pure-blood will recognise you by your blood and heritage, but any commoner will recognise you by your possessions. Seven years at Hogwarts. Seven insights into Draco’s schoolbag.

There is a Potions essay in his bag that Professor Snape has marked in Draco’s first year. He has written not too bad under the text, followed by the energetic scribble that is his signature. Knowing Snape, Draco treats the parchment as if his Professor’s script were written in ink of gold.


Last Day at the Mill by Squirrel Patronus
Tobias, Severus; rated Teen, 2016 words
Author's summary: The Mill in Cokeworth is shutting down. Tobias Snape and his son, Severus, have different ideas about the future of the city.

He had meant to be friendly, conversational. His own son was a stranger to him. Severus smiled a ghastly grin at him. His black eyes continued to bore through his father.
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 [ 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.

"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."


A Spy, A Curse, A War, A Kiss: by [ profile] diadelphous in [ 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.

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."


In The Midst of Life by [ profile] albalark in [ 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)

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.

Circumstances Being What They Are by [ profile] scratchywilson
Severus, Voldemort, Dumbledore, rated Gen in AO3 system (possibly PG), 3840 words
Author's summary: GoF gapfiller. Severus Snape returns to the fold of the Death Eaters, willingly binding his fate to two masters. He wonders if the return will be worth the risk.
Author's warnings: Non-graphic violence

My comment: "Great job! Good choice of 'missing moment' - this is something so important to Severus's story."

He did not dare speak until the Dark Lord gave him permission. But no welcome, no reproach, even no curse came. The silence stretched on, punctuated only by the hiss and crack of the logs in the fire. The Dark Lord was a cat, toying with his meal.


Twenty Things Slytherin Knows About That Rantypants Brewery Swot With The Nose (and one thing Gryffindor never will) by [ profile] potionpen
Severus, various Slytherins, Lily, basically an ensemble cast; Gen in AO3 (but it does have some coarse language so maybe PG-13 for that), 18902 words
Author's summary: Some people are Slyth enough to sort Gryff, and some are kinda sorta vey is mir zomg unbelievably not. (Does what it says on the label).
No warnings but let me quote the extensive, amusing tag list at you: Hat abuse, we're gonna win the universe!, slices of life, Severus wishes he were a sneaky bastard, I fight only for myself, that hate-on Severus has for Gryffindor, that hate-on Gryffindor has for Severus, bullheaded stubbornness vs. two-faced hypocrisy, young Severus, nongraphic, harsh world, Severus's embarrassing love affair with potions, episodic, abuse of defenseless textbooks.

I left more than one comment on this in conversation with the author (which half the time isn't exactly relevant to the story); you can read those here if you like.

One soggy, humid November day in fourth year (and let's be fair, now, the wet chill and low barometer had even normal people surly and touchy) he walked out of a Runes exam, stiffarmed Bagman against the wall, spoke a quiet word to him, and padded away.

Right, right, a nothing, sure, and that's what everyone else thought, too, only once he was gone it took Lupin and Evans and two of Bagman's mates to lever him, quivering, out of his steaming puddle and drag him to the infirmary, where he babbled for hours about endless frozen depths of hell rising up to spear him through the nose with unholy blasting black flames of icy scornful pitchforky death.

P.S. That excerpt (not to mention the title) is pretty representative of the style; it will help your enjoyment of this fic a lot if you like that sort of on-purpose-run-on, ranty, slightly breathless and hysterical tone played for humor (as well as ha ha only serious). There really are a lot of clever phrasings in this fic.


(Finding) Life After Voldemort by [ profile] r_grayjoy in [ profile] hoggywartyxmas
Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Pomona Sprout, Alastor Moody, Remus Lupin, Lily Potter, Eileen Snape, and (offscreen) Neville Longbottom; PG-13, ~3500 words
Author's summary: A series of not-so-unrelated moments in the lives of several not-so-unconnected individuals. (Largely gen with a side of femslash and a dash of slash thrown in for flavor. AU of the "Deaths? What Deaths?" sort.)

My comment: "Nice series :)" (ooo helpful.)

There was a great deal of Eileen Snape in her son. They both had the same long, homely features and pitch-black hair that was prone to oiliness and disarray. They had both mastered the sort of withering glare that made the recipient feel approximately ten centimeters high. And they were both capable of holding a grudge for decades.
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( Feb. 7th, 2012 03:54 pm)
I had worked up a giant rec post (22 links) and DW ate it through the fault of a slip of my fingers, so since I can't face the effort of meticulously filling out the template that many times at once again, I think I'm just going to do them a few at a time.


Vitae poscaenia celant by the-watched-pot
Kid Severus, other local kids; PG, 2834 words

"Oi, Beaky! Didn't anyone tell you school finished a month ago?" Toby clutched his satchel to himself and stared at them miserably, saying nothing. Sooner or later, they'd get bored. One of the newcomers drew inexpertly on a cigarette, coughed, and flicked the glowing end towards the dry grass where the younger boy stood. A twist of breeze stirred the canal, batting the ember down into the water, where it winked out with a brief hiss.


Bittersweet by the-watched-pot
Severus, Minerva; G, 1800 words

A ready-made family, almost wholly Pureblood, if the family tree had been accurate, eager to embrace their prodigal son.

And all that Severus had to do was change his name.


Saucery by the-watched-pot
OC house-elf, mentions of Hogwarts teachers; G, 2843 words

A tall blue china mug embellished with silver for Professor Sinistra, the coffee within swirled with just enough cream to leave it a fraction of a shade lighter than her skin. No biscuits for the slender astronomer, but a carefully selected peach, sitting demurely on a small plate beside a round-handled silver knife. A heavy crystal glass of hot water with a slice of orange floating in it for Madam Hooch, along with three shocking-pink wafer biscuits.

...bwah? Apparently the share-to-LJ icon has reappeared on dA. Well that sure makes my life easier again!

snarry kiss
by ~kissyushka on deviantART

You Thought Harry Had Problems
by ~Treacle-Miner on deviantART

by ~Treacle-Miner on deviantART

Snape on the Couch
by ~Treacle-Miner on deviantART

Potter's Owl
by ~kakao-bean on deviantART
This is a large cotton batik, over 30 inches square!
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( Jan. 25th, 2011 01:04 pm)
Nine recs, a few slightly stale from holiday fests, others from [ 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... )
To celebrate the fact that at long last, after three years and about two and a half months of digging myself ever deeper into time debt, I have an empty "to read" folder (except for [ profile] fire_everything's Advanced Potion-Making, but that hasn't been there long) and will hopefully henceforth be able to keep it manageable with a queue of no more than a few fics at a time, have a couple straggling recs:


Point Taken.
by ~HapticMimesis on deviantART


Tweed (Part 1; part 2 here) by [ profile] snapelike (Severus/Percy, PG-13, ~5500 words)
London winter is remarkably cold, and so is Severus Snape: cold, alone, and dirt poor - all by choice. However, Severus begins to doubt the brilliance of that choice when he unexpectedly runs into an old acquaintance.

My comment: "What an excellent last line. I liked the gentle tone of this fic and the motif of the coats running through it, like a symbol for their similarities."
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( Sep. 1st, 2007 06:37 pm)
It's a little jerky, since it doesn't fade back to the beginning of the animation, or whatever, but the way Minerva is all "wtf Severus? you mental?" in this scene amused me.

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( Sep. 1st, 2007 06:37 pm)
It's a little jerky, since it doesn't fade back to the beginning of the animation, or whatever, but the way Minerva is all "wtf Severus? you mental?" in this scene amused me.



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