“Comfort and Joy” Posted

I’ve posted “Comfort and Joy” to An Archive of Our Own and the Petulant today. I wrote the story for the HoggyWarty Christmas party and gift exchange.

“Comfort and Joy”
Summary: Minerva isn’t feeling very much Christmas cheer when the holiday begins, and it looks only to become gloomier. Set at Christmas 1980.
Pottermore disregarded.
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Poppy Pomfrey, a variety of other characters
Rating: PG/T

“Comfort and Joy” on the Petulant Poetess.

Thank you — “Making a Memory” places in Rare Pair Drabble Category

I just discovered that my Remus/Lily drabble, “Making a Memory,” received third place in the HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards for Fall/Winter 2013-14. Here’s the pretty banner they gave me!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fan Poll Awards, from the organizers, the nominators, the authors, and the voters! Check out the poll results if you’re looking for some new, highly recommended fanfic to read.

To read the entire series of Remus Lupin drabbles, of which “Making a Memory” is the second, hop over to “Being Remus” on either An Archive of Our Own or TPP.

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The Doctors Revisited UK Schedule | Doctor Who TV.

The first four Doctors - Hartnell (1), Troughton(2), Baker (4), and Pertwee (3)

The schedule has been released for the broadcast of “The Doctors Revisited” in the UK. The first one airs Saturday, 12 October, at 2 p.m., to be followed immediately by “The Aztecs.” The Second Doctor’s special will be the following day, Sunday, 13 October, again at 2. The next episodes will be aired on successive Saturdays and Sundays, with each special followed by one of the iconic stories for that particular Doctor’s era.

ETA: Although this is a BBC production, it will be broadcast on WATCH, a satellite station that is partly owned by BBC. Here is WATCH’s page with an overview of the eleven Doctors.

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snapeactionav2I just learned of a new-to-me primarily Snape-centric community, One Bad Man. The comm does occasionally highlight another Bad Man (such as Lucius Malfoy), but Snape’s the main focus.

I learned about them after kellychambliss kindly rec’d my Snape & Minerva friendship fic, “Not Entirely Tedious.”

I added One Bad Man to my Fanfic Resources page, my Fanfic Recommendations page, and to the list of fic rec sites on my Snape-centric fic page, then thought it was worth mentioning the comm in a post, as well.

New Round of Nominations for the HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards

With crisp autumn nights (well, in some places, anyway!) comes the next round of the HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards.

Don’t know if I’ll have anything to nominate this round, but I’ll look through the categories, some of my favorite fics, and then see whether the fic has already been nominated in a previous round. (Only in the Legacy subcategory for each category can a previously nominated story be renominated.)

In any case, I thought I’d pass this on — if you love a fic, nominate it! Even if it doesn’t “win,” it’s great for other readers to find new stories that others recommend so highly, and it’s very nice for the authors, as well.

THE HP FANFIC FAN POLL AWARDS – FALL-WINTER ROUND 2013
Rules, Timelines, and How to Nominate a Fic

To Make Nominations/Ask Questions: hpfanficfanpollmod@gmail.com
Nomination period: October 1st – October 28th, 2013
Voting period: November 1st – December 31st, 2013
Winners announced: by January 10th, 2014