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:
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( Apr. 9th, 2016 12:25 am)
Oh hai, person I didn't know was juuust about my headcanon for Sirius. O.o Read more... )
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( Jun. 25th, 2015 12:44 pm)

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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.
The Seven Grievances of Terry Boot by [ profile] slumber in [ profile] hogwarts_houses
Terry/various (slash and het, but ship content isn't that heavy), PG-13, 6680 words
Author's summary: Before he got on the train his mother had pulled him into a hug and told him she knew he'd always been special, and she was sure he'd do very well in all his classes regardless of the subject, and his father laughed and wondered how many versions of Abra Cadabra Terry would have to memorise. When he wrote a few weeks later to explain there was actually a fair amount of Latin to remember, his father's reply included a hint of going on to be a doctor.

My comment: "Usually when I open a bunch of tabs off my flist, when I get to a fic over a few hundred words I read the first couple of paragraphs and then either close it or bookmark it for later. Not so this one; I stayed and read the whole thing at once. You've made Terry so very real and I loved the cameos from some bigger players like Draco and Hermione. Rah rah Ravenclaw!"

Arithmantic equations would be his new best friend, he decided. They would never abandon him for Quidditch or try to snog him, he thought to himself, pulling open the curtains around his bed with all intention of flinging himself upon it and burrowing beneath the covers with his lovely, glorious, loyal and uncomplicated equations. It would have worked, too, if Lisa weren't already there, eyes red and puffy and cheeks stained with tears.


And now some artses:

by =Patilda on deviantART

Sirius Black - HP card
by =Patilda on deviantART

Ever Faithful
by ~Senticous on deviantART

HP: Severus Snape Head
by ~cogdis on deviantART
shyfoxling: worn book with text Property of the Half-Blood Prince (general (hbp book))
( May. 17th, 2011 01:56 pm)
Couple of genfic recs:


Sev and Sirius' Excellent Adventure by (as yet anonymous, in [ profile] springtime_gen)
(Sirius, Severus, Hagrid, PG-13, 8000 words)
Author's summary: Severus and Sirius are assigned a joint detention in the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid. Only it turns out they're not in Kansas any more.

My comment: *giggles at the title* Somehow, I don't think Severus and Sirius are that into "being excellent to each other" and "partying on, dudes". (Now having visions of "Sirius O. Black, Esq." and "Sev 'Snivellus' Snape"... oh my. Keanu Reeves as Snape. I think my brain just melted. ...Whhhoa.)

(from here, kinda spoilery with quotes; highlight to read)

"So what about this chap then?" Sirius asked, pointing at the soldier. "Is he one of the good guys or the bad guys?"

Severus regarded Sirius with a half-pitying look. "Not everything is so black-and-white. But if you must have your world compartmentalized into neat little boxes, then if he's with Guillaume -- William -- he's on the side that wins."

I like what this says about the difference between Severus and Sirius's mindsets, and how you had Severus put it. Being on the side that wins - it sounds rightly Slytherin.

"Mary Shelley. A pleasure." She held out one hand, fingers curved down. "I was just taking some air. The men will go on so late." [...] "Are you with Lord Byron's party?"

... Oh dear.

I like that Severus figured out what was really going on :) I do wonder, though, where he learned his Franklin..."


Spinner's End by chudleycannonsnumber1
(Trio, K+/PG, 2280 words)
Author's summary: This is a short oneshot where the Trio is assigned to clean out Snape's house. A little Snape tribute set after the Battle because I had to do something other than TOG.

My comment: "Nice missing scene. It would have helped if something like this were in before the Epilogue. I love the book title 'Somewhat Forgivable Curses' (I LOLed) and the idea about a possible something Arithmancy could actually be used for (calculations on charms that change space)."

It was small and cramped, chiefly due to the bookcases that covered every inch of the walls. Ron whistled impressively, rotating on the spot, his eyes roving over the brown and black leather-bound books.

"How'd you two never get along?" said Ron, smirking at Hermione, who was scanning the room in similar fashion.
shyfoxling: Potterpuff style Severus and Sirius, text "Sirius/Severus, opposites attract" (severus sirius (potterpuffs opposites))
( May. 17th, 2011 01:02 am)
I was going to ask to use this nifty pic on one of the buttons I am going to make for [ profile] diacon_snack (though I'm not going), but, er. She's dead. Over eight years ago, apparently just a couple weeks after she'd last updated her gallery.

Well, that's a bit of a downer.

p.s. Dear world: There is not nearly enough Snack fanart in you. Make moar so that I don't have to make duplicates. I like having them all be unique! (I'm perilously close to this even with only making 10-15. I tend to get anywhere from 60-75% response, possibly less in this case because they're so few and some of them are kind of old/I can see that the accounts have gone dormant.)
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( Dec. 2nd, 2010 09:43 pm)
Too Many Puppies (or on IJ) by [personal profile] acatnamedeaster/[ profile] someoldcat
(Severus, Padfoot, Moony, humor, G)

One word: STICK!!!


Any Colour You Like by (anonymous)
(Tom Riddle, Dumbledore, gen/dark, PG-13, ~1950 words)
Dumbledore's version of the orphanage visit isn't the only one. Set pre-canon. Prompt: "I just don't think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it's dark, accentuate the darkness." David Bromstad

My sole useless comment on this was "awesome!" It's basically the scene we see in "The Secret Riddle", from little Tom's point of view. The sense of the cold, confrontational emotions in his proto-sociopath mind is really good.


In the Interest of Peace and Goodwill by (anonymous)
(Harry/Draco, relationship/sexual situation, R; possibly NWS)
Harry really is terrible at giving speeches.

Comic format. I especially liked the way their young-adult faces were drawn on the 2nd page and Draco's off-the-cuff suggestion (and Harry's response) on the 8th page. Oh, and Harry's toes on the 6th page! Guh! And Harry all toffed up on the 9th page. Okay, apparently I had more to say about this than I thought... especially given that H/D isn't usually something I seek out (although I have nothing against it).


Maybe it's Snapeline (scroll down to the second piece) by [profile] binsybaby (aka Emily Cicierega, as in Neil Cicierega -- whom I have just learned I share a birthday with! woo! -- as in the Potter Puppet Pals)
(Severus, er, well, kinda; parody, G)

If you were bemused by Alan Rickman's wig in DH Part 1, this art is for you. Some other funny things on this page too (I liked Albus Severus's Sorting) but I get the feeling some of them are inside jokes.
shyfoxling: Trelawney looking surprised, text "WTF?" (confused (trelawney wtf))
( Nov. 30th, 2010 01:14 am) appears to have added a character to the Harry Potter section called "Sirius B. II".


...Are we talking about Phineas Nigellus's brother, here? Or has "Sirius B." been reappropriated to that person while the "usual" Sirius Black is now "Sirius B. II"? If so, wouldn't it make more sense to say "Sirius B." (as the very well known character) and maybe "Sirius B. Sr." or something?

(This kind of thing happened with "Lily Potter" a while back. They appear to have appropriated the internal ID number of "Lily P." to be "Lily Luna P." and for a while I saw some fics apparently unintentionally pairing Severus with Harry's daughter.)
shyfoxling: Sirius Black looking serious (sirius (lookin' sirius))
( Nov. 6th, 2010 08:09 pm)

by *viria13 on deviantART

Oh Sirius, you friggin' cheeky sombitch. ILU BB, but no amount of making that face is going to win you Snivellus's place in my heart, you know that.
Some idle speculation on this semi-plot-hole, which I've seen wondered about at various times:

How did Lily's letter to Sirius, which would have been sent to him while he was living elsewhere than Grimmauld Place (presumably in that flat of his own that he got thanks to Uncle Alphard's money), wind up back in his bedroom for Severus to find, especially given that Sirius went to Azkaban for 12 years?

I was just brainstorming about this while lying in bed last night and wondered if any of the following solutions were plausible as ways for Sirius's stuff to get out of wherever he was living at the time.

1. At the time of PoA we're told that general rumour was Sirius was a Death Eater or other supporter of Voldemort and that was why "he" killed Peter and those Muggles. We know from Karkaroff that not all the DE's knew each other. Could one of the actual DE's somehow gained access to his dwelling and spirited his stuff back to Grimmauld Place (under the misapprehension that Mrs Black, who'd be the only one living there at that point since - canon tells us Regulus is dead; the extra-canonical tapestry drawing tells us Mr Black was too) would give a damn?

2. Scenario similar to the above might also work if it was someone else he knew who was not in the Order and didn't know about it (the Order would probably want to go through his things to make sure there was nothing exposing them, and I don't know if they'd have let this letter and picture go, although maybe the damage was done at that point), and preferred to see his goods returned rather than seized by the Ministry?

3. Could there have been some kind of protective enchantments on his dwelling, similar to those around 12 Grimmauld Place itself, which resulted in everything simply sitting there unfound for 12+ years, and Sirius himself (or someone on his behalf, like Remus) was able to go fetch it sometime after PoA?


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