It’s been a while since I’ve blogged or done anything related to HP fanfic, but it was still something of a shock to see the date of my last post and realize that I’ve been away from this blog for almost two years.
I’m hoping that will change in the near future, and to get things rolling, I’ve posted a new Minerva story, “Discovery,” which I wrote for the last, and final, Minerva Fest this autumn. You can read it, and other wonderful Minerva-centric fics, over at Minerva Fest on LiveJournal, but I’ve also posted it to An Archive of Our Own and The Petulant Poetess, and will be posting to fanfiction.net, so you have your choice of places to read it.
Summary: When young Minerva gets herself into a fix in her Animagus guise, she learns a few good lessons. Not Pottermore compliant. Please note that this story presumes an earlier birth year for Minerva (approximately 1924), making her a contemporary of Tom Riddle. Written for Minerva Fest 2015.
Length: approx. 3500 words
Speaking of the Petulant Poetess archive, the last fic I wrote and posted before my hiatus, “Comfort and Joy,” is being featured this month during their celebration of the archive’s tenth anniversary. Congratulations to TPP, and thanks for providing a place for reading and posting HP fanfic for so many years! And, of course, thank you for featuring “Comfort and Joy” in your December 2015 “Lumos!”
398397 12: A view of The Cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral December 9, 2001 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Graham Barclay/BWP Media/Getty Images)
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.
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Poppy Pomfrey, a variety of other characters
“Comfort and Joy” on the Petulant Poetess.
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.
I managed to get “Not Entirely Tedious” posted to the Petulant Poetess yesterday.
Characters: Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall, with appearances by Albus Dumbledore, Filius Flitwick, and Pomona Sprout.
Summary: Young Professor Severus Snape shows up for a meeting, but the only other person there is the Deputy Headmistress. He wants to leave and return later, after the other participants will have arrived, but Professor McGonagall explains why that is impossible. Cross about having his plans for the day disrupted for a meeting that’s not taking place, Snape resents having to spend the afternoon with McGonagall. She doesn’t seem very pleased, either, but is content to relax and wait. Snape isn’t so patient, and soon manages to annoy his companion. Written for the HP Friendship Fic Fest 2013.
Canon-compliant, more-or-less, with the books. Not Pottermore compliant. Presumes an older McGonagall, born c. 1924, and a contemporary of Riddle. (Prompt at the end of the story.)
Rated M on TPP to avoid the anonymous spamming troll who trailed around my fics on TPP until I raised the ratings, requiring log-in for reviews. Content T.
“Not Entirely Tedious” on TPP
“Not Entirely Tedious” on AO3 (recommended site; guests may read & comment)
“Not Entirely Tedious” on my blog
I’ve had Kindle (mobi) versions of many of my completed fics available for download for a while, and I’ve now added several in ePub format, as well. More will be joining them.
You can find the links to these eBooks here.
If you have any questions or problems with the downloads, let me know!