20 July 2017 @ 10:33 am
The always lovely [personal profile] alisanne post some DD ruminations which totally inspired me to take a think on my own participation in the [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant community.

I haven't been a member for all that long now--I officially joined in January 2016--and when I was invited, I told myself that, for as long as I could, I would try and write a different pairing every month (and for the major anon fests). So far, I'm mostly kept that promise. Technically, this past month, I had a repeat pairing with James Sirius/Teddy, but considering the fic also included H/D, I'm considering it different enough to count. ;)

Part of what I LOVE about [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant is the opportunity for me to really stretch my writing muscles. I try and use the space to really push myself and try out different pairings and kinks (of course) but also new styles or POVs or genres. I thought I'd list out some of my "firsts" below. :D

(also, be warned that all of the fics below are explicit, and most of them have additional warnings. some may also be locked on AO3 to those who have accounts, depending on content. read at your own risk!)

First time writing a pairing featuring an inanimate object: Take a Little Ride (Sirius/Motorcycle)

First time writing a threesome: Give In, Don't Fight It (Albus/James/Teddy)

First time writing femslash that wasn't just a PWP: the thrill of under you me (Cho/Lily Luna)

First time writing outsider (and child) POV: In Plain Sight (Ron/Victoire, POV Hugo)

First time writing in first person: Drunk on the Scent of Your Skin (Draco/Remus)

First time writing creature!fic: Bite to Break Skin (Draco/Theo)

First time writing about two main pairings and with more than two POVs in the same fic: Switch (James Sirius/Teddy and Draco/Harry) [not yet on AO3]

Woo! That was fun. I just love this comm SO MUCH! I was working on my contribution for August yesterday and I am feeling pretty excited about it. :)
 
 
 
 
20 July 2017 @ 11:28 am
...on Thursday. And this'll probably be my last wordcount post for a little while, because Life Stuff. Oh, Life Stuff. I am ready for you to be finished.

New words this week : 384 words and my July wordcount goal is met with 1814 / 1000. I upped that to 2500 words last week, knowing that'd be a stretch, and yep, not going to make it. I would like to break 2k, though, but this afternoon is basically all the writing time I'll have in the near future, so. Maybe?

WIPs worked on this week : 2, no new WIPs (yay!)

HP
You Believe in Love, I Believe in Fate aka Erised attempt #1 from 2015 : 51 words bringing the total up to 19179. Used this as a warm-up again.

pwp take 2 : 333 words which brings the total to 1377 words, and there is a blowjob-in-progress. Smut is progressing! Maybe I will finish this thing sometime this year!


July Reading : As of yesterday, I'm up to 1,405,642 and I'm quitting there because I know that's not an accurate number and it bothers me. I've started to do a lot of comfort reading, where I go back to fics I've read and loved and then skip through to read my favorite bits of them. I estimated as best I could, but it's impossible to get an accurate number anymore. I might try tracking this again in a different calmer month.
 
 
20 July 2017 @ 10:19 am
As many of you know, I've been participating in [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant since 2007. And, with the exception of the year of cancer, I haven't missed many months.
So I thought I'd compile some wacky statistics and see how that all has shaken out so far.

For me, the big draw of DD is to be able to write pairings and kinks I normally wouldn't. Things like The Fat Lady/Molly Weasley, or Wormtail wanking while in rat form (LMAO). And yes, I even managed copraphagy (scat) once.

Anyway, I figured I'd do some calculations and see just how much I rely on my OTP for DD.
And since I consider Harry/Draco my secondary OTP, I figured I'd throw them into the calculation, too. ;)

Out of 113 total posts, I have written 23 Snarry fics, 9 Harry/Draco, and 4 Drapery. Which means about 20% of the time I write my OTP, H/D is 7%, and Drapery is 3%. That puts me at around 30% overall.
And, considering I often write my OTP for DD when desperate (I call it committing emergency Snarry *g*), that's not too bad, IMO.
FYI, I left out fics with background Snarry (where they are just mentioned as couple, but not the focus of the story).

Writing 70% 'other stuff' counts as being adventurous as far as I'm concerned. *g*

Right, how about you guys?
Especially those of you in DD, let's see your stats. I'm curious!
 
 
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19 July 2017 @ 02:04 pm
Title: Of Passion and Pardon
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley/OFC.
Word Count: 100 x 6
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snarry100/[insanejournal.com profile] snarry100/[livejournal.com profile] snarry100's prompt# 585: Passion.
Summary: The fateful meeting day arrives.
Part Twenty of the Wisdom Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Of Passion and Pardon )
 
 
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19 July 2017 @ 09:10 pm

ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE

Till the End of the Horror




 
 
Current Mood: stressed
Current Location: where i am undecided if i want time to stop or fast forward
 
 
 
 
19 July 2017 @ 10:10 am
I'm back, alive and whole, which is a trend I love coming from vacations. :)

I had a lovely time and saw beautiful places. Man, Aruba! That's the place to live. Mark my words, I'm going to retire there.

I saw dolphins at the sea! Like, we had a little window in our cabin that I made my reading nook because I'm a nerd that spend most of her time reading \o/ and I looked out and hey, dolphins! They followed the ship just a few minutes but it was beyond awesome.

I missed you so, so much! How have you been? I'm going to try to catch up – I already did with some verses I'm following (see me being a nerd ^^) but it's a slow process. ^^ Tell me what you've been up to!

I cannot believe I missed prompting for [livejournal.com profile] hp_creatures and [livejournal.com profile] hd_fanart. I was so sure I had a day or two after I came back or else I'd left my prompts to be prompted by proxy as I've done in the past. :((((( But I'm excited because there are super cool prompts.

And [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised sign-ups open next Friday! Yep, that Friday 28th. ;) ;) ;) It's going to be a blast this year, and I hope to see you there. <3
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 July 2017 @ 07:00 pm
 
Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
More Previews of 'Prisoner of Azkaban' Illustrated Edition by Jim Kay.
Sean Biggerstaff Joins Georgia Moffett for New “Doctor Who” Audio Adventures.
Bloomsbury releasing 2 new Harry Potter-related books with J.K. Rowling's notes.
‘Harry Potter’ Cast in Film News and Clips: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ and More.
David Bradley and Jim Broadbent in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Opening.
Harry Potter exhibit 'Christmas in the Wizarding World' coming to stores this fall.
Review: Harry Potter Film Concert Series – “Chamber of Secrets”.
You Can Do Your Holiday Shopping in the Wizarding World This Year.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Unlocking Fantastic Beats: In Search of the Shooting Script 'The Round Up Post'.
Ezra Miller Shines as Flash in Press for "Justice League".

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' on-stage production promos with new London cast.

Communities:
[community profile] hp_creatures posted Claiming Info for the HP Creatures 2017 Fest.
[community profile] hp_crossgenfest posted Submissions due July 17th.

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] gracerene recced one Harry/Draco fic.

Resources:
[community profile] hd_prophet: Monday, July 17th.
[personal profile] digthewriter posted A Tutorial: Placing HTML tags in a Word Document..

Archive News:
The Brian/Justin Archive is Moving to AO3.

Essay/Meta:
Grindelwald: The Only One Dumbledore Ever Feared? By Victor

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.
 
 
18 July 2017 @ 01:27 pm
Title: Domestic Distraction
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Character(s)/Pairing(s): James Sirius Potter/Teddy Lupin, Albus Severus Potter/Scorpius Malfoy (implied).
Challenge: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen100/[insanejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen100/[community profile] hp_nextgen100's prompt # 122: Distraction.
Rating: PG
Length: 100 x 6
Warnings: None.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Domestic Distraction )
 
 
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18 July 2017 @ 08:14 am
 
I can haz cat.

So tired. So relieved. He'll be lucky if I don't kill him myself... He's nearly been cuddled to death, as has Mouse who found him.
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I was halfway through my train commute today when it went like this:


 
 
My Body: Oh! You're in trouble!
 
My Brain: What are you talking about? I had oatmeal for breakfast this morning.
 
Body: Haha! Are you sure? 'Cause I think you had a jar of Ghost Peppers instead!
 
Brain: WTF!? No! I had oatmeal! Oatmeal, do you hear me!
 
Body: Muahahaha! And just how many stops is it before you get off?
 
Brain: **whimpers**
 
 
 
So, yeah, while no actual carnage ensued in public, thanks be, I was still most emphatically not happy. What a great way to start my week. Don't you agree?

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Current Mood: irritated
Current Location: chez moi
 
 
 
17 July 2017 @ 01:43 pm
Title: Worth the Wait
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 100 x 2
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [livejournal.com profile] draco100/[community profile] draco100's prompt 22: Free.
Warning(s)/Genre: infidelity implied.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Worth the Wait )
 
 
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17 July 2017 @ 09:14 am
Well, this week started out fabulously.
I just love it when they change the schedule last minute and forget to inform me. /sarcasm

Ali's List of Fics: July 10 - July 16 )
And here's what's coming up:
Ali’s To-Do/WsIP List )
 
 
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Send you fannish recs to the [community profile] daily_snitch!

Joanne K. Rowling:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: first look at new edition illustrated by Jim Kay.
• A Guide to Collecting the Harry Potter Books. Also in German: Was sind die ersten Harry Potter-Bücher heute wert? (abebooks)

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Bid on Daniel Radcliffe's Loud Shirt now!
• Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) interviews the latest "Shared Shelf" author Margaret Atwood.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Speakbeasty Podcast Episode #41: Credence Joins the Circus.

Prompt Challenges:
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 201 (due on or before July 21): Jasmine Warga quote, Height and Nimbus Racing Broom Company.
[tumblr.com profile] introvert-club posted Wolfstar Prompt 11.
[livejournal.com profile] slythindor100 posted the Week One Results and the Week 2 Prompt: Chocolate Frog Card(s) of the ongoing Harry/Draco LDWS.

Communities:
[livejournal.com profile] hd_fanart: Claiming is open for the Harry/Draco Fanart Fest.
[livejournal.com profile] evening12 posted a Question for fest mods about using tumblr.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted the Prompt #200 Masterlist.

Fandom Recs:
[livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn recced Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter/Severus Snape fic (R).
[livejournal.com profile] toblass recced Severus Snape art (G).
[livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn recced Harry Potter/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).

Resources:
[livejournal.com profile] hd_prophet: July 16, 2017 edition.
Schedule of Upcoming Events from 16 to 22 July at [livejournal.com profile] potterfests.
• The SS/HP Prophet from July 9 to 15.

Discussions:
[livejournal.com profile] 8c | [tumblr.com profile] pukingpastilles has a discussion on Harry and Hermione as PoC on her tumblr.

Essay/Meta:
• Victor collected Five Moments That Allude to Dumbledore's Relationship with Grindelwald. (MuggleNet)

General Fandom News:
• Leaky Cauldron 2017 on September 3 so far: Special Guests, Schedule and Tickets.

Nifty:
• Candlewick publishes "New Magical Film Projections: Patronus Charm" book.

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[community profile] picture_prompt_funPicture Prompt Fun
This new community is for every writer who wants to have fun with picture prompts. There is a new challenge, consisting of two pictures, posted each week. Pictures can be everything you can imagine: settings, persons, animals, history, science fiction, etc. All writing (fanfiction and original fic), all genres, slash, femslash, het and gen, all fandoms are welcome.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

 
 
 
17 July 2017 @ 01:40 am
 
Rory cat is missing. He's an indoor cat so this doesn't happen. Worried sick, literally. No idea how he got out. Currently lying in the hall cos i can't bear to go to bed.
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16 July 2017 @ 03:18 pm
Title: Drunk and Indecent
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Word count: 100 x 2
Characters/pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] dracoharry100/[livejournal.com profile] dracoharry100's prompt 488: Drink.
This is part 70 of my H/D Auror Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
It starts at part one: The Beginning (LJ/IJ/DW).
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Authors Notes: Draco remains focused.

Drunk and Indecent )
 
 
Current Mood: relaxed
 
 
 
16 July 2017 @ 08:59 am

The (de)evolution of the GOP )
Have a fabulous Sunday, everyone! Spread love, not Trump hate. <3
 
 
Current Mood: rushed
 
 
 
Are you a writer, artist, beta, or just a Drarry enthusiast who also likes to Get Shit Done™? I made an 18+ Discord server for writers and artists to gather and talk about their projects and WIPs! It's open to everyone, so come join and invite your pals! Members just need to be 18+ to join. (There is also an existing 14+ Drarry chat server geared towards general discussion!)

Join here: Discord Server Invite
Note: You do need to make an account on Discord to join, but it's easy + free! There's also a mobile app, so you can take the chat on the go with you!
 
 
 
 
15 July 2017 @ 07:20 pm
Title: Exit Stratagem
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy.
Word Count: 100 x 6
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [livejournal.com profile] snape100/[insanejournal.com profile] snape100/[community profile] snape100's prompt # 698: The Snapely Alphabet of Places - Tonks House.
This is part Eleven of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Exit Stratagem )
 
 
Current Mood: thoughtful
 
 
15 July 2017 @ 07:24 pm
There has been so much DOING OF THINGS in the last few months and I’d really like to document it. In an attempt to make sure (a) I actually do that and (b) that it’s not too unwieldy, or rather totally unreadable, I’m gonna steal [personal profile] copperbadge’s Three Things format: three bullet points and an extra per item.

Three Things About My Life Recently )

More to follow :)
 
 
 
 
15 July 2017 @ 07:24 pm
There has been so much DOING OF THINGS in the last few months and I’d really like to document it. In an attempt to make sure (a) I actually do that and (b) that it’s not too unwieldy, or rather totally unreadable, I’m gonna steal [personal profile] copperbadge’s Three Things format: three bullet points and an extra per item.

Three Things About My Life RecentlyThree Things About My Life Recently )

More to follow :)
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15 July 2017 @ 03:20 pm
I am still baffled, I love this little competition and joined only because I thought to fill the number of writers, so that it didn't have to be canceled. And now I won the first week, how on earth did that happen? Especially seeing how many truly awesome writers are participating,I am overjoyed! Thank you for voting for me! Now I hope to get at least to week 3. Winning first week and then beining voted out in Week 2 would be embarrassing no?



 
 
 
 
 
 
14 July 2017 @ 05:56 pm
[community profile] daily_snitch is also on tumblr. Please follow daily-snitch@tumblr!

Joanne K. Rowling:
• J.K. Rowling BFI to Host Preview Event For ‘Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling’
• J.K. Rowling Has Written Her Long-Teased Fairy Tale!
• J.K. Rowling talks Lumos, personal fears, unpublished children's story, more with CNN

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Killing Lord Voldemort and Other Movie Adventures
Be the First to See the New Illustrated “Prisoner of Azkaban” with Bloomsbury!
Happy Birthday Wishes to Fiona Shaw
Evanna Lynch Talks “Disco Pigs” and 20 Years of “Harry Potter”
Weekly Cast Round-up: Tom Felton’s Cricket Craze, Gary Oldman as Churchill, Comic-Con & More!
David Thewlis Nominated for an Emmy!
Emma Watson Interviews Margaret Atwood on “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Cover of Fully Illustrated “Fantastic Beasts” Revealed!
Extra Artwork From New Illustrated “Fantastic Beasts” Revealed!
Fantastic Beasts strut their way onto new cover art
Harry Potter Book Night 2018 to take place February 1, with 'Fantastic Beasts' theme
Fantastic Beast Found! New Species of Spider Named After Aragog

HP & The Cursed Child – Actors and Movies:
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' wins for theatre at South Bank Sky Arts Awards
Top Five Random “Cursed Child” Moments Revisited
Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ Wins Theatre Award, New Anthony Boyle and Jack Thorne Projects, and More!
Thorne and Tiffany Talk “Cursed Child” Ahead of Paperback Script Release

Communities:
[community profile] rarepair_shorts: WISHLIST FEST is still going STRONG!
[community profile] hp_podfic_fest: check-in -- two months to go
[community profile] hd_fanart: Prompting ends soon!
[profile] one_bad_man: Friday again...
[community profile] hp_creatures: Prompting Closes Tomorrow!

Editor's Choice Rec:
Fantastic Beasts by 3vil-is-g00d@tumblr (Newt, Tina, Queenie, Jacob; gen; art)

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] ldydark1 recced one Harry/Draco fic.
[profile] too_dle_oo recced one Severus/Hermione fic.
[personal profile] gracerene recced one Harry/Draco fic.
[profile] kellychambliss recced one Severus/Minerva fic.
• drarryspecificrecs recced ten Harry/Draco fics.

Resources:
[community profile] hd_prophet: Monday, July 10, 2017
[community profile] hd_prophet: Thursday, 13 July, 2017

Archive News:
• OTW: The OTW is Recruiting Report Writers, Fanlore Gardeners, and Tag Wranglers!
• OTW: Elections 2017 Q&A and Chats

Essay/Meta:
What If an Owl, Rat, Cat, or Toad Just Doesn’t Do It for You?
The Three Fates Meet The Weird Sisters: Cormoran Strike, Harry Potter, and the Question of Fate, Free Will, and Choice
The Basilisk and Nagini Were Probably Quite Nice
Billywigs… and That’s It?
The ‘Harrying of Hell’ The Harrowing in Philosopher’s Stone and Deathly Hallows
Riddikulus! Humor as a Weapon against Fear and Evil
Five Reasons Why Harry Potter Should Be Your Favorite Character
Why Is a Dementor Like an Ice Pick?

Nifty:
Velkommen til Oslo! MuggleNet Attends the European Quidditch Games 2017!
The Three Broomsticks Wins Theme Park Insider Award Second Year in a Row!
Breakfast at Hogwarts opening at Harry Potter's Warner Bros. Studio Tour this August
The Lovegoods Drop Brand-New Album!
Registration for Granger Leadership Academy Open Now!

[community profile] daily_snitch: currently looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta, etc ...) for Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[profile] hd_cliche: a low stress, mini-fest celebrating well-loved cliches in the H/D Fandom! Our goal is to be as fun and low-maintenance as possible while taking our favorite themes and giving them a new spin! Posting begins July 31!


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

 
 
 
14 July 2017 @ 12:08 pm
Title: Room Rehabilitation
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Summary: The boys find a way to make the best of the situation.
Word Count: 365 x 3 (1095)
Warnings: AU (Crabbe lives!).
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365/[community profile] hogwarts365's prompt # 200: “99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.”― Ron DeLegge II, Gents with No Cents, Arithmancy, Educational Decree Number Twenty-three.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and[personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Room Rehabilitation )
 
 
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14 July 2017 @ 08:40 am
I LOVE this fest! I have a not-so-secret love of creature!fic and this fest is the perfect place to get my fix. Not to mention, the fest is open pairing, so while there are plenty of H/D options for the Drarry lovers, there are also a ton of other intriguing pairings to explore. If you have a creature-related plot bunny, you should stop by the prompting post. You don't have to participate to prompt, and the more prompts, the better, in my book!



PROMPTING IS NOW OPEN @ [community profile] hp_creatures
HALLOWEEN FEST 2017


Prompt post: LJ | DW

Six prompts per user!
All prompts with creatures, all genres, all pairings!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13 July 2017 @ 01:24 pm
Title: Full Circle
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Neville Longbottom/Draco Malfoy.
Word Count: 100 x 12
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [insanejournal.com profile] neville100/[community profile] neville100's prompt# 360: Full circle.
Warning(s)/Genre: Angst, Pre-slash.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Full Circle )
 
 
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