“A Long Vernal Season” on An Archive of Our Own

I’ve been steadily publishing A Long Vernal Season to An Archive of Our Own, and it’s posted through Part Eight (Chapter Eighty-Eight: Back to Brewing).

A Long Vernal Season, a Snape-centric postwar fic

Primary Characters:  Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Filius Flitwick, and Gareth McGonagall

Secondary Characters: Gertrude Gamp, Hermione Granger, Rubeus Hagrid, Verity Septima Vector, Siofre Tyree, and others

Summary: Severus Snape had believed that, for him, life after the Dark Lord was an impossibility, that his death was not merely justice, but necessity. He has survived, though, and now he must learn to live his new, unexpected life, and to find something beyond the narrow existence to which he was once bound.

Not Deathly Hallows-compliant. DH-disregarded.

Part One finds Severus dealing with some very immediate and dangerous consequences of his final confrontation with the Dark Lord more than three months before.

Genres: Suspense, Drama, Romance

7 responses to ““A Long Vernal Season” on An Archive of Our Own

  1. I second that – I too love your stories on AO3, more so, considering the issues at ‘some’ of the other sites.

    So let’s hope Poppy and Severus, as well as Minerva and Albus, among others, have found a great and lasting new home, there on AO3 (next to all the other good and sometimes less good places where HP-ff can be enjoyed, of course) 🙂

    • Thank you both, mars & Alcina! I think the fics look great there, and I like that they give a margin for the fics — and I’ve made my own skin that creates an even wider margin for myself — since reading on a wide-screen can be uncomfortable when the text goes from one edge of the screen to the other, at least for me.

      I love being able to organize my fics into “series” so that the stories that belong together are easy for people to find and read in order (or whatever order they prefer, but they’re easily identifiable).

      I do hope that AO3 lasts. It’s a great concept.

      • I’ve also just discovered yesterday that my beloved fanfiction-downloader also works for A03 and not only fanfiction.net! I usually prefer to do my ebooks with calibre, but this tool is so neat for FFnet fic, and also has the advantage of letting me choose the number of chapters I want – which will be a great feature once I start reading your updates on A03! Since I also prefer to mail the fics to my kindle and not use the cable connection, I need to break the files down anyway. *g*
        There is one downside, though: one can’t edit the filename as it appears on the kindle, to put in my custom info of pairings and chapters, not even with calibre. So for whole fics from A03 I still use the HTML download and make my ebook from it (since the mobi download from A03 doesn’t work correctly on non-English OS systems/browsers as I have found out), but it’s awesome for updates. [ETA: I just found a way to make it work, with the tweak to my filenames.]


        • I combined your addendum with your original reply.

          Thanks for providing the link to the fanfiction downloader! I’m sure that will be useful for others. I will add it to my list of fanfic-related resources.

  2. Congratulations–it’s a lot of work!

    I love A03, too, and it should get a boost from having recently been named one of Time Magazine’s “50 Best Websites of 2013.” Or one hopes…

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