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kitty_fic [userpic]
The Daily Snitch: Monday, September 24, 2018
by kitty_fic ([info]kitty_fic)

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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Weekly Round-Up: A First Look at Maggie Smith on the Downton Abbey Film Set, a New Role for Alfred Enoch, New Trailers for Julie Walters in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and Jude Law in ‘Captain Marvel’ and More!
See Evanna Lynch on 'Dancing With The Stars'

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
J.K. Rowling kicks off 'Fantastic Beasts' 2 promo on NYC's The Today Show this Monday
New “Crimes of Grindelwald” Trailer Drops
“SpeakBeasty” Episode 71: Pickett in Your Pocket
9 New ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Posters Debut; Final Trailer Tomorrow!
New Posters Reveal “Crimes of Grindelwald” Clues

HP & The Cursed Child – Actors and Stage:
Theater Round-Up: Ticket News for ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ and ‘Cursed Child’ and Lumos Lights Up Broadway With Gala and Ticket Dontations!
Noma Dumezweni Talks About Broadway and Her “Cursed Child” Experience

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hogwarts365: HOGWARTS365 - PROMPT 261 - Due on or before Sept 29

[info]hp_nextgen_fest: Submissions due in ONE MONTH!
[info]hp_drizzle: FEST 2018: PSA - This fest is anonymous.
[info]interhouse_fest: COMMENT FIC-A-THON!
[info]hp_halloween: It's that time of year again! ;D
[info]hd_writers: [Write-A-Thon] Challenge 1

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]hp_drizzle: WEEKLY ROUND UP - THREE!
[info]dramione_remix: Round 9, Week 2 Round-Up!
[info]hogwarts365: MASTERLIST - PROMPT 260

Fandom Recs:
[info]themightyflynn recced one Severus/Harry art.
[info]toblass recced one Severus art.

[info]hd_prophet: Friday, September 22nd
[info]hd_prophet: Sunday 23rd September 2018
[info]potterfests: Coming Up in Potterfests!c

Seven Cut Scenes I Wish Made It into the Films

General Fandom News:
Find Wizarding World Exclusives at New York Comic Con 2018
Waterstones Offers Fans the Chance to Own Original Chris Riddell Art

[info]daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.
[info]bottom_draco: looking for an epic fanfic (maybe around 1 million words
[info]bottom_draco: draco under polyjuice potion

Community Spotlight:
[info]hp_drizzle - a Harry Potter fest that involves weather of any kind.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

Keeper of the Cocks [userpic]
Drabble: The Awakening, NC-17, Severus/Harry
by Keeper of the Cocks ([info]torino10154)
at September 24th, 2018 (09:46 am)

Title: The Awakening
Pairing: Severus/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 100 words
Content: Underage, blowjobs
Notes: Unbeta'd.

The Awakening )

alisanne [userpic]
Drabble: Quick Study
by alisanne ([info]alisanne)
at September 24th, 2018 (08:36 am)
current mood:

Title: Quick Study
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 100
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/pairings: Pansy Parkinson/Hermione Granger.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] femslash100/[livejournal.com profile] femslash100's prompts 612: Industrious.
Summary: Studying for studying's sake can be satisfying.
Warning: Semi-public sex implied.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.

Quick Study )

alisanne [userpic]
Drabble: Trip to the Country
by alisanne ([info]alisanne)

Title: Trip to the Country
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Word count: 100 x 2
Characters/pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, Narcissa Malfoy.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] dracoharry100/[livejournal.com profile] dracoharry100's prompt 544: Country.
This is part 124 of my H/D Auror Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
It starts at part one: The Beginning (LJ/IJ/DW).
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.
Authors Notes: Help arrives.

Trip to the Country )

alisanne [userpic]
The Friday Five 9/22/18
by alisanne ([info]alisanne)
at September 22nd, 2018 (02:04 pm)
current mood:

Sorry I haven't been around. Between work, this whole Kavanaugh business, and my game, I've been distracted.

Thoughts on seasonal cleaning )

Ribbons [userpic]
dancing around DeKalb, Fandango night 1
by Ribbons ([info]bronze_ribbons)
at September 22nd, 2018 (07:48 am)
location: Decatur
current song: Roguery, "Rosamond's Pond"

Between the host's TV (on until 4 a.m. or thereabouts) and the neighbor's lawnmower (running at 8 a.m.), I didn't get as much sleep as I'd hoped, but there is coffee and almond cake right now (sparklepoints to Past Me for packing the latter), and there will be craic and napping later. Plus my 5 a.m. rummaging through my luggage revealed that neither the jewelry case nor croakie I had planned to pack were actually with me, which is vexing but far from insurmountable, and now that I know they are not here, I am not frantically hunting through my things right now for the earrings I'd planned to wear this morning, and the 5 a.m. start I will have to make to get to Columbus (for whitewater rafting) will be a tad less fraught as well.

Last night's program included "Hambleton's Round-O," which is the absolute favorite dance of an otherwise stately gentleman I met two Playfords ago (he gushed at length about it during the after-party); I didn't see him in the hall last night, but I was thinking of him fondly as I twirled with Louanne and gently tried to help newer dancers through it. The dance that's in my head is Rosamond's Pond (*), which took me more than few minutes to get the hang of, but oh my heart, the tune. And oh, the connection to be enjoyed with people who know how to take their time and "use the music to its fullest," as callers are wont to say.

(* Apparently named after a spot with quite a bit of history...)

This entry was originally posted at https://zirconium.dreamwidth.org/151082.html.

Ribbons [userpic]
dancing around DeKalb: prelude
by Ribbons ([info]bronze_ribbons)
at September 21st, 2018 (03:32 pm)

location: Decatur
current song: bar chatter and clinking

Back in February, I succumbed to a Southwest special offer and decided to fly to Atlanta for this year's Fandango, and to take the extra days dictated by the sale rate to poke around and see some friends, which rarely happens if I'm carpooling or zipping in just for the dancing. There was some second-guessing in the months since, but I left the arrangements alone, and last night I knew I'd made the right call: I'd needed the whole day to get various things closer to a not-fretting-about stage, from moving a dozen pepper plants from vases into pots to shredding chicken into freezer bags.

The Lyft driver and I chatted about her toddler's love of drawing, which led to me urging her to visit Martin ArtQuest, the terrific, materials- and activity-stocked kids' space at the museum where I work. We also chatted about theater -- she was a stage manager, I was a techie. At the airport, I treated myself to a 15-minute chair massage, after which the therapist couldn't help asking, "What are you doing to yourself!?" (Knots galore.) On the plane, I scored an exit row seat and dove into Laura Jacobs's CELESTIAL BODIES: LOOKING AT BALLET. My bookmarks so far include these sentences:

Once the shoe is put on, it awakens. The moist heat of the dancer's foot warms the layers of glue that stiffen the box and the shoe becomes one with the foot.

Leg room!

What I was not expecting, in this shift to vacation mode, was getting hit with childhood memories. As the plane left Nashville, the lights below reminded me of how excited I was during my first trip to Atlanta, on a business trip with my father. I was six or seven years old. We were on an upper floor of a tall hotel, and when I wasn't sneak-zooming ahead in my English textbook (*), I couldn't stop staring at all the beautiful lights of the city, and desperately wanting to keep that view with me.

Atlanta coming into view

Like then, like now, ordinary cameras don't capture the magic of so many lights. It was an unexpected melange of emotions to deal with -- really enjoying being an adult (no one stopping me from reading as much as I want, with drink coupons paying for grapefruit vodka [meh] and sparkling wine) while at the same time having flashbacks back to when I was in pigtails -- and also to about 2002, which is when I made several trips to Atlanta to attend workshops and visit Rancho Lesbiano. Rereading old entries about those trips (especially The Dinner Party) has reminded me not only that I used to blog way more regularly and in way more detail, but that I enjoy revisiting such details, and it's on me to make that possible. (Badsnake and I are meeting for dinner next week. The internet is a cesspool, and the internet is also freaking fabulous magic.)

Decatur also contains memories of the year the BYM lived here (attending motorcycle mechanic school) -- and also of walking along this same stretch of Ponce de Leon (where I've spent most of today) with Honorary Mama a few years ago, when I drove her here to visit her children. The cafe where I've taken refuge (less crowded and more air than the library) this past hour is an outpost of Nashville's Pinewood Social (which I didn't know had expanded), including the Crema counter. The illustrations on the wall facing me are of tree branches and of cross-sections of a trunk. They look a bit like prints of a scarred fingertip.

Speaking of the pleasures of adulthood, it is now happy hour. Time for me to head to the Iberian Pig. :)

* Strictly forbidden by the grade-school teacher in question, but I was SO BORED and there was so little to read, both at school and at home, so I gobbled up all the stories while on the trip, and then pretended they were new to me the rest of the year. I might be more than a little bitter about how me being "gifted" was a something for those teachers to tame rather than feed -- especially now that I realize that other girls had to accept and conform to that crap.

This entry was originally posted at https://zirconium.dreamwidth.org/150933.html.

Vaysh [userpic]
The Daily Snitch – Friday, September 21, 2018
by Vaysh ([info]vaysh11)

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Enter to win an audiobook. Give-away ends September 30. (seems to be open to international readers)
• Does Lethal White echo 'The Goblet of Fire? (The Hogwarts Professor)
• Lethal White: "Cuckoo's calling retold? (The Hogwarts Professor)
• Charlotte Graham-McLay, Book of the Week: the new JK Rowling is up there with Harry Potter. (review)

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Final 'Crimes of Grindelwald' trailer coming next Tuesday.
• 'Crimes of Grindelwald' Wizarding World wands installation coming to London.
• Wands Ready! Nine giant wands soon to illuminate London.
• Fantastic Beasts 2 new tie-in book reveals spoilers in Grindelwald's Escape & more. (new photos)
• New 'Crimes of Grindelwald' still suggests that the Scamander brothers will team up.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
• HP and the Cursed Child soundtrack will be released November 2.

• The following fests are currently posting: [info]hp_drizzle, [info]dramione_remix
[info]smutty_claus made a mod post: Check your emails!
• Today is the last day to sign up for [info]hoggywartyxmas.

Fandom Recs:
[info]melodyssister recced a mentor!Snape fic (Harry Potter, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Delores Umbridge) fic (gen, PG-13).

[community profile] snarryficfind posted a search for pretend to real relationships fics. (Snarry only)

General Fandom News:
[dreamwidth.org profile] yuletide announced that Yuletide nominations are closed.
• Ithaca Wizarding Weekend continues despite Warner Bros' crackdown on festivals. (MuggleNet)
• Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter returns to Universal Hollywood.
• New York Comic Con: A Harry Potter Pensieve Experience.
• Events Roundup: From Quidditch fests to bar crawls across the US.

Community Spotlight:
[tumblr.com profile] hprarepairnetLove is where we least expect it!
A tumblr blog dedicated to all Harry Potter rare-pairs. Rare-pair is defined as a pairing that is not canon (and rarely talked about) or a canon ship that is rarely talked about. Threesomes are welcome. HP Rare-Pair Net has run various challenges. Membership is currently closed but you can still follow the tumblr.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch. Our tumblr hashtag is # dailysnitch. We check the hashtag for each edition; please tag tumblr posts you want us to see and/or include in the Daily Snitch.

Ribbons [userpic]
no one spoke a word, and the morning shone
by Ribbons ([info]bronze_ribbons)
at September 20th, 2018 (05:11 am)

Today's subject line comes from Muriel Rukeyser's Effort at Speech Between Two People, which I loved when I first read it at age 16 in John Frederick Nims's Western Wind, and had a sudden urge to reread just before I went to bed.

This week, I am giving thanks for nipple covers. Sports bra --> zit --> yeowch. Also, they're handy on "where the hell are all my bras and socks" mornings, which have a way of corresponding with clusters of 13-hour days.

I am also giving thanks for the shower rod that indeed required no tools to install, for fun stamps, for Dorothy Parton singing with Sia, for Garden & Gun (that "Good Dog" column gets me every time), for seedless mandarins,

I am mystified by gas jugs showing up out of nowhere, how to fold Louise-du-Ha! Ha! properly, why my heel still hurts, where I last put my dance shorts, how I became someone hunting for shorts four hours before a flight -- and quick-pickling peppers three hours before same.

OK, that last one isn't a mystery: I come from peasant stock, and salvaging/preserving anything remotely harvestable is what we do.

This entry was originally posted at https://zirconium.dreamwidth.org/150560.html.

gracerene [userpic]
FIC: Magic on Your Tongue (James Sirius/Lily Luna, NC-17)
by gracerene ([info]gracerene)

Title: Magic on Your Tongue
Author: [info]gracerene
Characters/Pairings: Lily Luna Potter/James Sirius Potter, vague mentions of past Lily Luna Potter/OMCs
Rating: NC-17
Kinks/Themes Chosen: Breasts & Illegal Sex
Other Warnings/Content: sibling incest, underage in some countries (though not technically in the UK), oral sex, cunnilingus
Word Count: ~3,800
Summary/Description: "I can't stop thinking about it," Lily confesses, soft and urgent. "Nobody's ever made me feel so good, James. I want to feel like that again."
Author's Notes: Lily is 16 years old and James is 19. Sibling incest in the UK is a bit of a murky grey area, legality-wise, particularly when it's consensual and the participants are both over the legal age of consent (16), but I figure it's enough of a taboo to qualify to the Illegal Sex theme.
I envision this taking place in my Magic universe, but this can be read as a stand-alone fic, and you don't have to be familiar with the others to read this one.

All the thanks in the world to the amazing [info]capitu for looking this over for me, and to the ever-brilliant [info]lq_traintracks for her stellar beta work! She always has the best feedback! <3

Magic on Your Tongue )

nachodiablo [userpic]
The Daily Snitch: Wednesday 19 September 2018
by nachodiablo ([info]nachodiablo)
at September 19th, 2018 (06:58 pm)

Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
Celebrate the Release of “Lethal White” by Taking a Tour of Strike’s London.
‘Lethal White’ Teaser Extract Published.
J.K. Rowling as Robert Galbraith discusses new Strike mystery novel, 'Lethal White'.
“The Tales of Beedle the Bard” Illustrator Chris Riddell to Appear Across the UK.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Evanna Lynch Talks ‘Dancing With the Stars’ & Dance Partner Keo Motsepe’s Sorting Ceremony.
Alfred Enoch Cast as Lead Character in Season 2 of BBC Drama “Trust Me.”
Get $40 Tickets to Daniel Radcliffe’s New Broadway Play.
Happy birthday, Hermione Granger!

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Eddie Redmayne Reads ‘Harry Potter’.
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: Look Inside “Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic”.
EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL: Harper Design’s New “Crimes of Grindelwald” Tie-In Books.
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: Look Inside “The Crimes of Grindelwald: Magical Adventure Coloring Book.”
'Fantastic Beasts' 2 new promos released of baby niffler, augurey, Grindelwald, more.
Fantastic Beasts 2 pics reveal Grindelwald's German motto, Tina, Newt, Leta in Paris.

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – Actors and Stage:
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' new set of London tickets for 2019 now on sale.

[info]potterfests Coming Up in Potterfests!
[info]hd_erised 2018 H/D Erised Check-In.
[info]hd_fan_fair H/D Food Fair Deadline is Here!
[info]hpsapphicappeal Femslash Samhian Love Fest: Prompting Post .
[info]hp_creatures 2018 Fest Betas Wanted!
[info]hd_owlpost Assignments have been seen out! / How to submit your gift to H/D Owlpost? Quick & Dirty Guide.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]hp_podfic_fest posted Masterlist and Cover Art 2018.
[info]dramione_remix posted the Round 9, Week 1 Round-Up.
wolfstar-bigbang posted Masterlist 2018.
[info]hp_drizzle posted Week 2 Round-Up.

Fandom Recs:
[info]one_bad_man recced three Severus Snape/Hermione Granger fics here, here, and here, one Severus Snape/Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy fic here, and one Severus Snape/Lucius Malfoy/Narcissa Malfoy fic here.

[info]hd_prophet Saturday, September 15, 2018.
[info]hd_prophet Sunday 16th September 2018.
[info]hd_prophet Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
[info]sshp_prophet SS/HP Prophet for September 9 - 16.

Archive News:
Transformative Works and Cultures releases No. 28.
EU Legal Developments, the AO3, and You.

Does Rowling Use a Mind Palace to Manage Her Fictional Worlds?
Lethal White and Strike Speculation 101: The Trouble with JKR/Galbraith Dates Heroin Dark Lord 2.0: The IED Explosion.
Sorting Arthurian Characters.
The Most Unrecognized Elements of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
Quantum Harry, the Podcast, Episode 25: The Wand Game.

'Fantastic Beasts' 2 new line of Funkos unveiled, including baby niffler, chupacabra.
GIVEAWAY: Cinereplicas Hogwarts Hair Sets & Newt Scamander Bow Tie.
Events Roundup: Forget Your Muggle Troubles with These Upcoming Festivals.
Review & Giveaway: Harry Potter by Danielle Nicole!
Hogwarts in the Snow & Dinner in the Great Hall Return to Warner Bros Studio Tour London.
Alivan’s Master Wandmakers Is Making Your Wand Dreams Come True!

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

Ribbons [userpic]
"not a word I wrote was going to last"
by Ribbons ([info]bronze_ribbons)
at September 18th, 2018 (10:20 pm)
current song: Monteverdi, "Zefiro torna"

I was drawn into Christian Wiman's "He Held Radical Light" excerpt at Poetry Daily earlier today because I became curious about where he was going after calling a good chunk of another writer's body of work "flavorless as old oatmeal." But the part where I sat up straight was when my own dour mutterings about eventual nothingness ("Look, I'm not going to get wound up about not getting anywhere with x when humans are going to be extinct within a few hundred years...") suddenly showed up on my screen like a mirror:

Nothing survives, I suddenly realized. Dante, Virgil, even sweet Shakespeare, whose lines will last as long as there are eyes to read him, will one day find that there are no eyes to read him. As a species, we are a microscopic speck of existence, which, I have full faith, will one day thrive without us.

Still, abstract oblivion is a small shock as shocks go. When over lunch one day my friend and then poet laureate Donald Hall turned his Camel-blasted eighty-year-old Yeti decrepitude to me and said as casually as he bit into his burger, "I was thirty-eight when I realized not a word I wrote was going to last," I felt a galactic chill, as if my soul had chewed tinfoil. I was thirty-eight. It was the very inverse of a calling, an ex post facto feeling of innocence, death's echo. In a flash I knew it was true, for both of us (this is no doubt part of what he was telling me), and yet the shock was not in that fact but in the nearly fifty years of further writings Don had piled on top of that revelation. "Poetry abandoned me," he writes in his little masterrpiece Essays After Eighty, the compensatory prose of which is so spare and clear it seems inscribed on solitude itself. If there were any justice in the world, this book would be read by my great-great-great-granddaughter as she gets ready to die. But of course there is no justice in the world.

I submitted two new poems today. I filed a rejection for four others, and made notes about a handful more to craft by the end of the month if mind and fingers and electronics cooperate. And, like quite a few other locals, I could not resist whisking out my phone yesterday when I saw this from the parking lot at work:

downtown Nashville, 7 pm

downtown Nashville, 7 pm

My being in the parking lot at that point was a compromise -- because of bloody honking deadlines needing to be met, I stayed at the office past the point of getting to the dance lesson on time, but I did go to the lesson, which ended up being a fine time -- the group was practicing "St. Margaret's Hill" when I arrived, and there was enough room in the studio for me to walk through the figures on my own. The rep for the rest of the evening included "Miss De Jersey's Memorial" (the dance of the month), "Kelsterne Gardens" (as a 4-couple dance), "Key to the Cellar" and several others in Scottish sets, "The Introduction" (which I requested after we collectively struggled with right and left diagonals during "The Weevil"), "The Young Widow" (which I requested when given three dances to choose from because it was the one I hadn't done yet), and "Bonny Cuckoo." We talked about regional differences/practices, including "the Philadelphia rule," which is when you're not the caller of the dance, shut up and don't "correct" the person who is leading the dance if no one is about to get hurt. Very sensible people, those Philadelphians.

I am too tired at the moment to be sensible, so while I knew full well that I needed to sit tail in chair and fingers to laptop to get to bed earlier, I went ahead with baking a cake (along with chicken that needed to be roasted sooner than later) and scrubbing this and that. Pacing will out. Anyhow, there are worse fates than snacking on chicken skins and listening to Monteverdi while editing docs on Italian art...

This entry was originally posted at https://zirconium.dreamwidth.org/150273.html.

alisanne [userpic]
Random Post of Random - the Random Edition
by alisanne ([info]alisanne)
at September 18th, 2018 (03:39 pm)
current mood:

it's been a while since I've done one of these, but I have been collecting links, so I figured it was time to post what I have, even if some links may be old. ;)

Right, let's all have a fantastic rest of week, everyone, yeah? And as always, love trumps hate. ♥

lq_traintracks [userpic]
Fic: Snare (Pansy/Hermione; NC-17)
by lq_traintracks ([info]lq_traintracks)

Title: Snare
Author: [info]lq_traintracks
Characters/Pairings: Pansy/Hermione, (mentions of past Hermione/Ron, mentions of future Hermione/OMCs)
Rating: NC-17
Kinks/Themes Chosen: 1) breasts, 3) illegal sex, 4) pompoir: a sexual technique, said to require extensive training and practice to master, in which both participants remain still while the penetrated partner uses their muscles to rhythmically stimulate their partner's penis whatever they've got up there ;)
Other Warnings/Content: darkside wins AU; non-con & dub-con (coercion mostly); the coerced person getting off (Hermione hates it, enjoys it; it's pretty complicated); non-con prostitution/sex work (I've been watching a loooooot of Harlots), mentions of non-canon character deaths (highlight to read): *Lee Jordan, Ernie Macmillan, Seamus Finnigan (sorry!)*; finger-fucking; cunnilingus; mentions of sex with a strap-on; boobs all the boobs!
Word Count: 6,200
Summary/Description: "Making me come doesn't mean you've won," Hermione says. Because she's afraid maybe she will and she needs to prevaricate now, while she still can. God, what if this is the time it happens? What if it's Pansy Parkinson? In a brothel? When Hermione has no bloody choice? "Oh Granger," says Pansy wistfully. "Nobody wins here."
Author's Notes: Ngl, boy howdy, did I have an excellent time writing this! Please mind those warnings. I didn't think I'd have this ready for my posting day, but here I am under the wire with the fabulous help of [info]sdk! <3

Snare )

Keeper of the Cocks [userpic]
Salt and Pepper Fest 2019!
by Keeper of the Cocks ([info]torino10154)
at September 17th, 2018 (11:55 am)

Save the Date banner for Salt and Pepper Fest 2019

Ribbons [userpic]
running around like a clown on purpose
by Ribbons ([info]bronze_ribbons)
at September 16th, 2018 (09:12 pm)
location: Nashville
current song: Anthony Touma, "Walk Away"

[Today's subject line is from Mika's We Are Golden."]

Work out. Decide against buying fancy soap on sale. (Points to me.) Work. Swear at VPN fail. Clean. Correspond. Cook beef shanks with chicken and jasmine rice and assorted spices and frozen spinach. More cleaning. Extended chat with service provider over billing/cancellation issue. More correspondence...

Sleep for 11 hours. Fry pancakes. Clean. Card-writing. Log receipts. More birddogging of provider, this time on the phone. Recognize two of the musicians in Dark Carnival (guest band in "Says You" rerun) as members of Bare Necessities (renowned English country dance ensemble). Begin loading car to escape neighborhood before game traffic ties up outbound routes. Swear at drippy remnants of lunch leftovers I'd forgotten to take in. Clean up gross drippiness and line surfaces with tote bags. Load rest of things to shlep.

Head to suburb to pick up lantern (for winter paddling, after sundown). Stop at JVI Secret Gardens to pick up more soil (no one at the till, because a baby duck had shown up. This is not so usual for Dickerson Pike...). I also grin at the car I parked next to, which is plastered in humanitarian stickers (including the same Amnesty International decal I have on mine) ... and one of "Basic Snape," which makes me laugh my ass off (and order copies for friends as soon as I get home).

Head to lake. Car-powered pump fails to work -- Kaylen at Nashville Paddle to the rescue. She's whom I went out specifically to see in any case, since today I am dressed for quality time in as well as on the water (unlike the kayak lesson I had with her earlier this month, which was sandwiched between work and rehearsal, with heavy rain less than a mile away):

New bikini top

The timing is perfect -- the other women in the group are more interested in photographing one another and chilling in the cove, which means Kaylen is free to demo the two self-rescue moves, and then to sympathize as I struggle through them. After smashing my chest against the edge of the kayak several times, I swear to get serious about building arm strength. But I do ungracefully manage to complete each one, and Kaylen and I then joke about how it's going to look when I next borrow a yak and try practicing them 30x (i.e., dealing with passers-by who don't realize I'm messing around on purpose, the better to deal with messy situations on real trips).

A family on the bank plays a bunch of Latin tunes, and I dance-bounce to them. Kids in a kayak shout, "Nice moves!"

I cannot resist hacking at some weeds, the better to harvest more peppers and take in one of the Julia Child roses:


Clean. Cook (flounder and corn with leftover rice and the first of the peppers). Clean. This has been a summer of finding weird stuff left in books and binders: Two TBI ID cards from a couple of decades ago. (Irony: I bought the book for a friend hospitalized for an illness exacerbated by government issues. Cue grim jokes about how government has a way of exacerbating things even at the best of times, which are most certainly not these.*) A phone message slip, possibly from before I was born. Four postcards pasted onto two sheets of notebook paper: Edinburgh Castle's Stone of Destiny, Minnesota Boundary Waters, Hotel Viktoria Hasliberg, and Brough of Birsay.

Ahead: Tea. Work. A rose I shall sniff from time to time. Sleep.

* Related story -- last year I had a biopsy done for some mysteriously inflamed tissue, and I reported to a friend the results: "In a nutshell: it's not cancer. They don't know what specifically caused it, but my body has a history of overreacting to irritants, and that is basically what's been going on." The friend promptly responded, "Since last november we're all reacting to one very large irritant, so it's no surprise."

This entry was originally posted at https://zirconium.dreamwidth.org/150122.html.

alisanne [userpic]
Drabble: Information
by alisanne ([info]alisanne)

Title: Information
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Word count: 100 x 2
Characters/pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] dracoharry100/[livejournal.com profile] dracoharry100's prompt 543: News.
This is part 123 of my H/D Auror Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
It starts at part one: The Beginning (LJ/IJ/DW).
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.
Authors Notes: Narcissa has news.

Information )

a_s_s_e_z [userpic]
SS/HP Prophet for September 9 - 16
by a_s_s_e_z ([info]a_s_s_e_z)
at September 16th, 2018 (06:39 pm)

One Shots
[x] General_Kyla: Suffering With You [Mature]
[x] JoyousRapture: Need [Explicit]
[x] elvirakitties: Addictions [Teen]
[x] emarwood: The Perfect Choice [M]
[x] mindtravelsx: Stay [Not Rated]

Completed Chapter Fic
[x] Pinkwar: Surly Snakelettes and Pouting Lion Cubs. Who says they don't mix? [Teen]
[x] Pinkwar: When Snakes Fall, Do Lions Stand Aside? - Chapter 6 [Mature]

Works In Progress
[x] Black_blade: Step back in time - Part Two ch 2 [Mature]
[x] ChickenGoesMoo: Like a Noose Around my Wrist ch 1 [Not rated]
[x] Delizabethl22: Tea Cures All Ills - Chapters: 67/? [Explicit]
[x] Doctor_Who_Cares, NearMiss: Harry's Alpha - Chapter 8 [Teen]
[x] Doctor_Who_Cares: Snape’s Sex Dungeon - Chapter 7/? [Explicit] Chan
[x] Elvirakitties: The Contract - Chapter 10 [Teen]
[x] Genuka: Bunny Farm 2 - Chapters: 110/? [Not Rated]
[x] Genuka: Kidnapped By Mew ch 4 [Explicit]
[x] HalfBloodPrincess95: Through His Eyes ch 2 [Explicit]
[x] Hippocrates460: Andrew,38 - Chapter 6 [Explicit]
[x] Inspiritedmama: Gwyrdd Arwar - Book the Fourth ch 8 [Teen]
[x] Jorg, Rachelautumn: To Love, Suffer and Forgive - Chapter 35 [Explicit]
[x] Kate_Graham: Snape's Gift - ch 4 [Explicit]
[x] Lyraonyx: Longing of the Soul - Chapter 4 ✭ [Explicit] Chan
[x] Lyraonyx: Rescue Me - Chapter 12 [Mature]
[x] Mimmi_ger: You promised me we´d always be fine - Chapter 11/24 [Explicit]
[x] Overlocked: A Storm Across Time - Chapter 43 [Explicit]
[x] Pluperfectsunrise: Wearing Only a Sneer - Chapter 20 [Explicit]
[x] Raksha23: Second Time Around - Chapter 10 [Mature] Severus/Harry/Tom
[x] Rarilee6: Relations in a Dichotomy of Age - Chapter 6 [Mature]
[x] Sablesilverrain: Trifecta - Chapter 33 [Explicit] Chan
[x] TheBadDays: Ginger Prick - Chapters: 3/? [Mature]
[x] TheBadDays: Professor Potter [Mature]
[x] Younoknowme93: survival bonds - Chapter 62 [Explicit] Chan
[x] elvirakitties: Love is a Battlefield - ch 2 [Teen]
[x] hippocrates460: Not Giving In - ch 7 [Explicit]
[x] tblu2326: Beautiful Nightmare ch 8 [Explicit] Chan

Drabbles And Ficlets
[x] magicalthings: Careful What You Wish For [PG]

[x] Snape_Potter: Prompt Claiming for Secret Snarry Swap Continues!

This Newsletter
[x] Send your Snape/Harry news to sshp.prophet@gmail.com!

alisanne [userpic]
Harry Potter Loot (better late loot than no loot)
by alisanne ([info]alisanne)
at September 15th, 2018 (04:00 pm)
current mood:

So this post is WAY late, and the only reason I'm doing this now is because I had a dream last night in which I was showing [personal profile] sdk all my Harry Potter loot and she had an asthma attack. She then pulled out a nebulizer machine from somewhere and began using it like an inhaler, and I had to scold her to use it properly (although that didn't stop me from continuing to show her all the loot). *g*
Anyway, dreams aside, I got HP loot!

You can tell it's the most recent one because I'm wearing my Summer Slytherin manicure in preparation for con going. :)

Hide your valuables! )

That's all for now, although I waited so long, the next loot box may be arriving pretty quickly.
Ah, first world problems. ;)

alisanne [userpic]
The Friday Five 9/15/18
by alisanne ([info]alisanne)
at September 15th, 2018 (01:46 pm)
current mood:

This week's Friday Five is all about hurricanes, and reminds me to bid everyone in the Hurricane Florence affected zones to BE SAFE and watch for flooding. *hugs you all*

All about Ali and weather )

Ribbons [userpic]
by Ribbons ([info]bronze_ribbons)
at September 15th, 2018 (10:22 am)
Tags: ,

location: Nashville
current mood:
current song: Dar Williams, "I Am the One Who Will Remember Everything"

Here in Nashville, when someone says, "You look familiar," it's usually because they've seen me at First Unitarian Universalist Church or because I resemble a woman on NPT (one of these years I'll find out her name). At Wednesday's ballet reception, though (Bearded Iris beer and pimento cheese before a rehearsal for Swan Lake), it turned out the woman had seen me at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser, and that she and her companion were avid kayakers. That was a fun chat.

Working long hours, coping with a heel injury, and chasing after money owed. But also...

  • writing Postcards to Voters in Texas...

  • harvesting the first Prairie Fire pepper of the year

  • transplanting some of the seedlings I saved when thinning them out -- plenty still occupying wineglasses, yogurt tubs, and Cheerwine bottles

  • enjoying the roses

  • shrugging at the caterpillar-ravaged hollyhocks

  • eating salads, including this one from a new local cafe (D'Andrews):

    Salad at D'Andrews

  • Hope this finds you well, my dears.

    This entry was originally posted at https://zirconium.dreamwidth.org/149945.html.

    Vaysh [userpic]
    The Daily Snitch – Friday, September 14, 2018
    by Vaysh ([info]vaysh11)

    Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
    • 7 Reasons why J.K. Rowling deserves the Nobel Prize (for Literature): 3. The literariness of her work. (The Hogwarts Professor)
    • 7 Reasons why J.K. Rowling deserves the Nobel Prize (for Literature): 2. CSL's poeima - genre and influence. (The Hogwarts Professor)
    • Robert Galbraith: A tour of Strike's London ahead of Lethal White release.

    Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
    • Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has date set to begin filming for Little Women.
    • Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) talks 'The Lifespan of a Fact' on the Tonight Show and the Today Show.
    • Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley)'s film 'Dad' premieres tonight on BBC 2 Wales.

    Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
    • Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) to narrate Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – makers, mysteries and magic audiobook.
    • Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) reads his favourite HP and the Sorcerer's Stone excerpt.

    Prompt Challenges:
    [tumblr.com profile] hpcupminifest posted the September prompt: muddy

    • The following fests are currently posting: [info]hp_drizzle, [tumblr.com profile] harrydracobang, [info]hp_podfic_fest, [info]dramione_remix, [community profile] pod_together (all fandoms)
    [info]mini_fest posted the Mini Fest 2018 Info Post. Sign-ups are open
    [info]snapecase announced that Sign-ups begin on October 1.
    [personal profile] rs_fireside_tales announced the Remus/Sirius Fireside Tales Fest.
    [tumblr.com profile] wolfstar-big-bang posted a Bonus Round. The Masterlist will be revealed tomorrow.

    Fandom Recs:
    [info]melodyssister recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (PG-13).
    [info]smirkingcat recced a Lucius Malfoy/Narcissa Malfoy/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).

    [info]hd_prophet: Edition September 12.

    [community profile] pod_together 2018 Harry Potter Save List (Day 1 through 9):
    Metamours, by [archiveofourown.org profile] Wereflamingo and [archiveofourown.org profile] Ellejabell (Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Victor Krim | PG-13 | 13:41 minutes)
    Broadening Horizons, written by [archiveofourown.org profile] BastardSirius and performed by [archiveofourown.org profile] icarusinflight (Remus Lupin/Sirius Black | NC-17 | 23:31 minutes)
    The Chill, written by [archiveofourown.org profile] BastardSirius and read by [archiveofourown.org profile] asuninside (Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Nymphadora Tonks | PG-13 | 50:37 minutes)

    Archive News:
    • OTW Guest Post: Una McCormack, author of Star Trek DS9 and Dr Who tie-in novels and an academic who has written about fandom.

    • Quantum Harry, the Podcast, Ep. 25: The Wand Game.

    • Kano's first of its kind Wand and 'Harry Potter' coding kit.

    Community Spotlight:
    [personal profile] rs_fireside_tales | [tumblr.com profile] rs-fireside-tales
    This fest features Remus/Sirius in spooky, uncanny, strange and atmospheric stories that you’d love to read (or be told) while sipping a warming beverage by a crackling fire. Submission can feature strange apparitions, detectives, mist and fog, mysterious characters, mythical creatures, or just a general sense of unease... All ratings are welcome, posting is not anonymous. Prompts will be published September 24, the fest starts posting February 11, 2019.

    Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch. Our tumblr hashtag is # dailysnitch. We check the hashtag for each edition; please tag tumblr posts you want us to see and/or include in the Daily Snitch.

    Iulia Linnea [userpic]
    Sign ups for the Snape Showcase (snapecase) begin on 1 October!
    by Iulia Linnea ([info]iulia_linnea)
    at September 13th, 2018 (02:34 pm)

    Snape Showcase

    To promote [info]snapecase, cut and paste the code below into your journal.

    kitty_fic [userpic]
    The Daily Snitch: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    by kitty_fic ([info]kitty_fic)

    Follow the Daily Snitch on LJ, DW, IJ, and on tumblr.

    Joanne K. Rowling:
    • J.K. Rowling 7 Reasons Rowling Deserves Nobel Prize (1) Syuzhet and Fabula: The Planning

    Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
    Emma Watson starring in 'Little Women', Evanna Lynch joins 'Dancing With the Stars'
    Dance the Wrackspurts Away: Evanna Lynch Rumored to Join “Dancing with the Stars”
    Win Tickets to See Daniel Radcliffe in “The Lifespan of a Fact”
    Rupert Grint Shares Details on Second Season of “Snatch”

    Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
    What Excites You Most About “Crimes of Grindelwald”?

    [info]hd_fan_fair: One Week To Go!
    [info]snape_potter: Prompt Claiming for Secret Snarry Swap Continues
    [info]harrydracobang: Harry/Draco Big Bang Posting Schedule

    Fandom Recs:
    [info]madeleone recced one Severus/Hermione art.

    [info]hd_prophet: Sunday 9th September 2018
    [info]potterfests: Coming Up in Potterfests!
    [info]hd_prophet: September 12, 2018

    Archive News:
    OTW: August 2018 Newsletter, Volume 127

    Why Didn’t the Dursleys Turn Harry into an Obscurus?
    What Is the Best Moment of Encouragement in “Harry Potter”?

    General Fandom News:
    What’s That Building?: Updates on Universal’s New “Harry Potter” Ride
    New Photos of Construction at Universal Orlando’s Hogsmeade Attraction May Give Biggest Thematic Clue Yet!

    [info]daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

    Community Spotlight:
    [info]wand_in_a_knot the 24 HOUR PORN TAG CHALLENGE will be returning in May 2019.

    Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

    spfestmod [userpic]
    Prompt Claiming for Secret Snarry Swap Continues!
    by spfestmod ([info]spfestmod)
    at September 12th, 2018 (07:56 am)

    Secret Snarry Swap claiming posts are here: LJ/IJ/DW!

    Remember you can claim even if you did not leave a prompt! Just a week in and we already have a wonderful group of creators signed up but there are still a bunch of great prompts left. Join us, won't you?

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