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 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 & … Continue reading
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomination period: October 1st – October 28th, 2013
Voting period: November 1st – December 31st, 2013
Winners announced: by January 10th, 2014