The nominations have closed, and the voting is open, in the HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards.
There are many categories, each with subcategories, so go over and check out the fics that other fans have nominated as their faves.
I’m really pleased that a couple of my fics are in the “Legacy” subcategories for a couple categories — Resolving a Misunderstanding and Death’s Dominion, for Minerva x Anyone and Gen, respectively. And they’re in very good company — in fact, my most recent fic rec, “Gin a Body Meet a Body,” is there with RaM.
Take a look at the fics in your favorite category or categories, enjoy them (or not!), and then vote for your favorites! You’ve got two months for lots of reading!
I’m adding a new recommendation to my fanfic recs page. This one features Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape, who are facing a difficult Year 7 with Death Eaters in the school, Voldemort gaining power in the wizarding world, and open battle looming in the future. But they also have some ordinary Hogwarts business to take care of—and in the shadow of the Dark Lord, which presents some potential problems—and some personal issues between them, including the killing of Albus Dumbledore the previous spring.
I really enjoyed “Gin a Body Meet a Body.” There was tension, doubt, empathy, and tenderness, all beautifully played out without any false notes or over-writing. Both Minerva and Severus remained in character. Severus was of the sort of in-character interpretation that I prefer, rather than as relatively flat as he sometimes appears even in canon, where we are so often tantalized with a rich array possibilities for his character, his personality—his soul, as it were—which then dissolve into just a few single notes. Squibstress takes those possibilities and creates a rich character.
If you’ve never considered a Minerva/Severus fic, but are open to try one, I’d definitely recommend this. If you already enjoy the pairing, I’d say this is a “must-read.”
“Gin a Body Meet a Body”
by Squibstress Continue reading
Do you ever glance at the “Hottest Clicks” for this site? They’re usually pretty opaque — if they lead to a page on the Petulant Poetess or An Archive of Our Own, for example, you’ll see the domain, but the individual page will just be identified by numbers.
To help you decipher these links, here are the most popular fic clicks for the past 90 days on the Petulant Poetess, An Archive of Our Own, and fanfiction.net. Continue reading
I have added a new fanfic recommendation to my page of Good Reads. If you enjoy Star Trek fanfiction, check out Yalegirl03′s Constellations series of fics. I think my favorite of them is “Golden Bells and Serpent Gods,” but I … Continue reading
Many HP fans are also fans of the period drama Downton Abbey, some drawn to the show initially by the appearance of the redoubtable Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess.
There are a number of HP fanfic writers who are also writing DA fanfic. For a really sweet one-shot about Carson and Lady Mary, check out Hogwarts Duo’s “Sixpence for Your Thoughts” over on fanfiction.net.
Sixpence for your thoughts
Summary: Carson to Lady Mary: “Suppose I give you a sixpence to spend in the village instead?” What did Mary buy with her sixpence and how does it play into their futures? A hint of Carson/Hughes at the end.
Rated: Fiction K – English – Family – C. Carson & Mary C.
Additional link: Downton Abbey on PBS.