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16 September 2012 @ 10:27 pm
Unquestionable Love: The Prequel by CRMediaGal

Below you will find access to sexual content for this story that was not suitable to be posted on FFN during the purge in 2012. These sections have since been re-added, but I've kept them available here, just in case.

Chapter 29: To Have and To Hold (Part II)
Sexual content

Chapter 30: The Otter and the Doe (Part I)
Sexual content

Chapter 45: Shifts and Changes (Part II)
Sexual content
04 October 2016 @ 09:50 am
Current Mood: Feeling like I won't be able to deliver on my SSHG Gift Fest entry. Why do I torture myself by continuing to enter fests where the writers involved are utterly brilliant and I'll never measure up to their amazing standards and am just kidding myself for trying?

Solution: Avoid working on fest entry altogether and pretend I have another two months to come up with something halfway decent. 
Current Mood: glum
28 September 2016 @ 06:43 am
Just heard the news about Monty Python member Terry Jones's dementia diagnosis. I'm completely gutted. Obviously, I don't know the guy, but I'm still trying not to start crying in my office.

Monty Python saved me in my teens. It also saved me in college. And it saves me from crippling bouts of depression now. No matter how hard of a day I've had, I can go home, watch a couple Flying Circus episodes or a Monty Python film, and get utterly lost in their genius form of satire. I can momentarily forget my sadness, and I'm so grateful for that.

Terry Jones is a brilliant, brilliant writer. For someone of such rhetorical talent to be crippled by an aggressive form of dementia that incapacitates his ability to communicate is horrific and cruel. It makes me sick to my stomach.

2016, you've wrenched my heart enough. Please, I'm begging you, no more. 
Current Mood: sad
26 September 2016 @ 08:42 pm
Please tell me I'm not the only one who hasn't rushed to get started on their SSHG Gift Fest entry? *gulps at crickets chirping*

I'm thrilled and inspired by the prompt I've chosen to go with, but something I realized almost immediately when it spoke to me was that I won't be able to make a one-shot out of it, something I was set on doing from the get-go when I (reluctantly) signed up. *sigh* I just hope I can deliver it in no more than three or four chapters. I don't know yet if that's feasible or not, but I'm praying I can...

More importantly, however, I sincerely hope my giftee will enjoy it. She's a wonderful and talented writer in her own right, so there's understandably a lot of pleasure to get it right. I'm worried I can't deliever. *crawls back into hole and avoids getting started*
Current Mood: nervous
A very Happy Birthday to the brightest witch of her age!

thesnapes:“ Pictured: A younger Hermione and Severus at Hogwarts // Artist: Free_MindA very Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife, my best friend, and the amazing mother of our four wonderful children.Today is your day, my dear, and it shall be all...

(by Free_Mind)
Current Mood: tired
18 September 2016 @ 11:23 am
I've been feeling tired, depleted, and burnt out the past few weeks, personally and creatively. As such, I haven't written much of anything over the month of September. I'm not feeling much improved (yet), but I know these things take time. I'm doing all the usual physical and mental exercises to get myself back on track, so hopefully they will kick in soon. I miss my outlet, but I've learned not to push it.

Despite how my mind and muse seem to be cautioning me to take a time out, I've been debating about signing up for the SSHG Gift Fest this year, as I skipped out on it last round. It feels like an opportunity to possibly (well, hopefully!) redeem myself creatively for a new prompter/gifter. I do wonder if I could produce anything of quality that my gifter would really like, though. I know that's always a worry when partaking in these fests and I'd hate to repeat that disappointment again for someone else, and yet, this could be a chance to potentially do something better...if it pans out. And that's a big IF.

I'm going to mull it over some more and try to make a decision before the deadline. My muse hasn't really been speaking to me or pushing me in either direction (not helpful! Lol), so we'll see. I wish everyone luck who has chosen to participate, though, and I'm sure I'll have more exciting art and stories to catch up on in the coming months. (I'm still behind on the SSHG Promptfest but I'll get there).
Current Mood: groggy
09 September 2016 @ 12:58 pm
Thank you 

too_dle_oo for tagging me!

hermione granger or ronald weasley

➵ avada kedavra or expelliarmus

elder wand, resurrection stone, or invisibility cloak (Honestly, I just want a wand. It doesn't have to be the wand.)

➵ ravenclaw, slytherin, hufflepuff, or griffindor

➵ dumbledore’s army or the order of the phoenix

➵ the first or the last harry potter film (Severus never died because Hermione saved him before it was too late. bYE)

diagon alley or hogsmeade (Let me buy ALL the wizarding things!)

yule ball or bill and fleur’s wedding

house cup or the triwizard tournament

➵ potions or defence against the dark arts

➵ dragons or house-elves (I'm hopeless at cooking and I detest cleaning, so please!)

➵ the seven horcrux or the three deathly hallows

qudditch or hogwarts express

➵ polyjuice potion, patronus charm, or unforgivable curses

death eaters or dementors (To quote another answer I saw on here: 'They've got cookies.' Sold.)

➵ godric gryffindor, helga hufflepuff, rowena ravenclaw, or salazar slytherin

➵ order of the phoenix or goblet of fire

minerva mcgonagall or albus dumbledore (Are you kidding? That isn't even a contest. I'll take hardworking, structured, and take-no-sh*t over manipulation any day of the week.)

➵ bellatrix lestrange or narcissa malfoy

➵ ron/hermione or harry/ginny (Hermione is happily married to Severus.)

➵ thestral or hippogriff (I think Thestrals are beautiful but the idea of losing someone in order to see them doesn't thrill me.)

sirius black’s motorbike or the ford anglia

➵ godric’s hollow or the burrow

neville longbottom or harry potter

james and lily or snape and lily (Only because Severus is happily taken by Hermione! I don't care for either pairing.)

the golden trio or the silver trio (...Only by an inch.)

➵ remus lupin or sirius black (I'm not a big fan of either character, but Sirius 'sparks' my interest a little more than Remus and always has. Hate his childish bullying though.)

severus snape or draco malfoy (OBVIOUSLY.)

the malfoys or the weasleys

➵ love potions or the time turner

the tale of the three brothers, harry potter and the cursed child, or fantastic beasts and where to find them
Current Mood: in need of more caffiene
02 August 2016 @ 02:11 pm
Now that the sshg_promptfest has concluded, I can now claim my entry for this year, which was the multi-chapter AU, The Sound of Magic, based on The Sound of Music.

Some shippers enjoyed it, and that makes me happy (and equal parts relieved!). I had the most fun writing this prompt, even if the subject matter it's based on was a little nerve-wracking to undertake. I adore SoM; it's one of my favourites from childhood. Hopefully my own wizarding version did the prompt justice!

I hope to post it to my FFN account soon, if anyone would like to read it there. And, in the interim, I have a host of other SSHG entries to catch up on...
Current Mood: okay
20 July 2016 @ 10:10 pm
So, I was so exited that mywitch had some Snape buttons left to spare and I anticipated maybe 3-5 of 'em. When the mail arrived, I couldn't have been more overjoyed. (I may have spent a lot of time squealing like a little girl).

Thank you so, so, so much to the amazingly talented and kind mywitch! I will treasure these as they deserve. :)))))

Current Mood: over the moon
30 June 2016 @ 10:36 pm
Once again, I haven't been on here in ages, but the sshg_promptfest is about to gear up and I'm totally psyched about reading/viewing everyone's entries! :D

I also haven't done any other fests outside of SSHG for a long while, so I need to do some searching on here again. If anyone knows of any particularly exciting fests about to get started, particularly any that are Snape-related (and any Snape pairings are welcome!), please let me know. I'm still as pitiful as ever at navigating the LiveJournal scene. Many thanks in advance!
Current Mood: tipsy