alisanne: (Must_write_porn)
Happy Monday, everyone. Stay cool!

Here's this week's list.

Ali's List of Fics: July 17 - July 23 )
And here's what I'm working on:
Ali’s To-Do/WsIP List )

Drabble: Dessert

Jul. 23rd, 2017 16:20[personal profile] alisanne
alisanne: (HD bring it)
Title: Dessert
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 489: Eat.
This is part 71 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: Harry's mind stays on one track.

Dessert )

Escape Plan

Jul. 23rd, 2017 14:45[personal profile] alisanne posting in [community profile] severus_snape_dw
alisanne: (Snape)
Title: Escape Plan
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore.
Word Count: 100 x 7
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snape100's prompt # 700: The Snapely Alphabet of Places - Upper Flagely.
This is part Twelve 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.

Read Escape Plan on LJ/IJ/DW.
alisanne: (Default)

Here's what happens when anyone criticizes my HP obsession )
Happy Sunday, all! And remember, spread love, not hate. <3
alisanne: (Snape100)
Challenge 701: The Snapely Alphabet of Places - Vault(s)

We know the numbers of various vaults at Gringotts. For example, Vault 711 belongs to Sirius Black, and Vault 713 is where Dumbledore hid the Philosopher's Stone. Does Severus own a vault? Or maybe Dumbledore left him some portion of his? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and Vault(s).

(Remember: drabble posts now appear on livejournal and insanejournal and dreamwidth.)

Escape Plan

Jul. 22nd, 2017 18:21[personal profile] alisanne posting in [community profile] snape100
alisanne: (Snape)
Title: Escape Plan
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore.
Word Count: 100 x 7
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snape100's prompt # 700: The Snapely Alphabet of Places - Upper Flagely.
This is part Twelve 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.

Read Escape Plan on LJ/IJ/DW.

Drabble: Escape Plan

Jul. 22nd, 2017 18:05[personal profile] alisanne
alisanne: (Snape)
Title: Escape Plan
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore.
Word Count: 100 x 7
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [livejournal.com profile] snape100/[insanejournal.com profile] snape100/[community profile] snape100's prompt # 700: The Snapely Alphabet of Places - Upper Flagely.
This is part Twelve 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.

Escape Plan )
torino10154: Glass of firewhiskey (Firewhiskeyfic)
Hey, everyone! How are you doing out there? Did everyone survive intact? We hope no one suffered any morning after ill-effects. :)

If you turned in your piece, by now you should have gotten confirmation from either [personal profile] sdk or myself. If you've emailed it in but didn't hear back, we haven't got it. Please send it in again! Our email is fwfdrunkmods@gmail.com.

You have until noon EDT Monday to turn in your piece if you haven't already. Remember, no editing allowed! If you passed out before you finished a header, that's acceptable to add to, but no correcting or messing with the fics and/or art itself.

We'll be posting all pieces anonymously on Monday evening all in one go and then voting will commence! A post on voting will go up then as well, with all the details.

We are so excited to share all of the drunken masterpieces!! :D
sdk: picture of a bottle and glass of jack daniels whisky (gen - jack daniels)
Welcome to the July 2017 Harry Potter 20th Anniversary edition of [community profile] firewhiskeyfic! We, your Mods - [personal profile] sdk and [personal profile] torino10154, are so glad you could make it. We love everyone tonight. Feel free to friend us on DW. We promise not to stalk you... much.

Your challenges for this month are:

Harry Potter

Mirror of Erised

Room of Requirement

Anniversary

"What do you mean, I'm not brave in bed?"


Incorporate one or more into your fic/art somehow, and you're good to go!

As you know, this is the Official Discussion Post. If you feel like chatting, and we hope you do, pop in here and let us know how it's going.

And just so we're clear, you don't have to write pr0n, though it definitely makes for interesting reading when characters change right in the middle of shagging because you're too drunk to remember who you're writing about. ;) You can write for any fandom (including original), but keep in mind the majority of our players are HP people. Anything goes!

Once you are semi-conscious, send your UNBETA'D UNCORRECTED fic to this email: fwfdrunkmods@gmail.com Trust me, we can tell if you've messed with it, so don't do it, m'kay?

You will receive an email from us confirming that we got it. If you don't get an email, we didn't get it. Your fics/art will be due by noon on Monday, July 24th. Voting will begin later that evening and last until Saturday July 29th at midnight.

HERE IS THE HEADER! You can put this in the email body or the fic body. Whatever!

(please fill this out to the best of your ability. If you're unable, we will try to complete it for you)


In order to make things easiest on your poor, likely hungover mods, please put your DW or LJ username and (if you can manage) the title of your fic/art into your subject line or at least somewhere in the body of the email. Thank you!

Please do not discuss your fic/art. You can discuss ideas, drinks, how wasted you are, your favorite scene in the books, what the movies got right (or wrong), or whatever floats your boat. Just don't discuss your fic/art. This is an anonymous fest until after the reveal, and we don't want hints being given as to what you're writing about.

Shelly's starting off with Redd's Apple Ale while Torino will be arriving late but has gin chilling. How about you folks?

Let's get your drunk on!

Fic: Photo Op

Jul. 21st, 2017 14:59[personal profile] alisanne
alisanne: (Snarry_wand)
Title: Photo Op
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Summary: Some opportunities are too good to miss, and some aren't.
Word Count: 365
Warnings: Mild angst.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365/[community profile] hogwarts365's prompt # 201: “Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black hole--it's so dense that there's no room for light, but that doesn't mean it can't still suck me in.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes, Height, Nimbus Racing Broom Company.
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.

Photo Op )

Harry Potter Lootcrate!

Jul. 20th, 2017 19:26[personal profile] alisanne
alisanne: (Default)
You guys!
So I signed up to receive Harry Potter Lootcrates, and the first one arrived today!

Clicky to see mah loot! Thank you, Aquascum for technical assistance! )
Anyway, all in all, I liked the loot. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

15/365

Jul. 20th, 2017 19:14[personal profile] catness
catness: (lazy)
#15. If not now, then when?

It depends. There are 2 different ways to approach something you want to happen. One, when it requires specific prerequisites, but they're all steps of an actionable plan. As long as you're working on the plan *now*, even if the start and the end of the chain seem to be worlds apart, you should be able to get from here to there, even though the precise definition of "when" is outside your control.

The second way, the easiest and hence my favourite, is to wait for "better times". It's comforting to answer "someday" to all such questions, but who am I kidding - in 99% of cases, these better times never come.

It's funny, though, how easy everything looks on the journal page. Pick your goals, write a plan, stick to it. Profit! I wonder why all perfectly good plans dissolve in mental fog and despair faster than you can summon a protective casing. How to work with such volatile material?

DD ruminations

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:19[personal profile] alisanne
alisanne: (Default)
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!
alisanne: (Snarry Tender)
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 )

on potions

Jul. 19th, 2017 12:15[personal profile] catness
catness: (catblueeyes)
I've repeatedly observed that a reasonable quantity of alcohol ("reasonable" being the key) has a hugely beneficial effect on my character and behavior. It lowers inhibitions, self-doubts and risk aversion, and increases self-confidence, energy and optimism. (I'm not sure if the increase of energy is real or perceived. After all, isn't alcohol an opposite of caffeine?)

Case in question: yesterday about 23:30 I went to put my Pokémon into a gym located a couple of mins away from my home. (Just as planned, except that I meant to do it after 00:00, to let my enemies friends earn coins, but someone else took the gym before me.) Ended up doing a big round, covering 5 more gyms in the neighbourhood, walking for ~1 hour overall, without water, and dressed in a shabby T-shirt I never wear outside. Did I enjoy it? Absolutely. Did it still seem like a good idea in the morning? Absolutely (except for water, I should make a point of never going out without it in this weather). Would I do it sober? Only if previously planned (that's what I used to do before the gym overhaul), but not on the spur of the moment. Probably would've convinced myself that it doesn't make sense, and I have better things to do at home at this hour. (Sure, mashing buttons in the browser.)

In contrast, earlier that day I had declined a Tyranitar raid for perfectly rational reasons, fearing too much physical exertion with the risk of not making it there in time. I regret it ever since. Alcohol could've pushed me towards the right choice.

Of course, alcohol is infeasible as a continuous treatment, due to its multiple undesired side effects and overall unpredictability. Which poses a question: is it possible to emulate its positive effects without the usage of any potentially dangerous chemical substances, by the sheer effort of will? Could I ask myself the question "what would the drunk cat do?" and play along, even when it goes against all my instincts?
alisanne: (Slash worship)
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 )

all the wrong choices

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:46[personal profile] catness
catness: (puzzle)
The Stanley Parable by Davey Wreden is a 3D 1st-person adventure game. Stanley is an office drone, happy with his mindless button-pushing job and with following the orders. But one day he finds himself alone - all his coworkers mysteriously disappeared, and he goes to investigate.

The game can be completed in a few minutes if the player, just like Stanley, follows the narrator's commands. But this is not the point of this game. You do not "play the game" but "play with the game", trying to disobey the narrator in various ways and to piss him off, which yields a lot of snarky comments and unlocks several different endings.

“The design document for [The Stanley Parable] was, ‘Mess with the player’s head in every way possible,'” says creator Davey Wreden, “throwing them off-guard, or pretending there’s an answer and then kinda whisking it away from in front of them.” [source: Wired.com]

When I had tried this game for the first time, I hated it, because I had expected a story, not a continuous argument with an annoying, condescending and easily angered guy. But now I don't take it so seriously, and it's quite amusing, hilarious at times (such as the "click on the door 5 times" achievement!) The story doesn't reach the emotional heights of The Beginner's Guide (the successor of Stanley Parable, by the same developer), but it also carries a message - the same message I keep seeing everywhere lately... about the importance of breaking away from the routine.

4/5 - an unusual "meta"-game, definitely not to everyone's liking, but worth a try.

fic rec

Jul. 17th, 2017 21:50[personal profile] shyfoxling
shyfoxling: Young Severus (severus young (alec))
Vox Severus by [archiveofourown.org profile] Andante825
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Lily, James, Sirius, Poppy Pomfrey, various OCs
Rating: General (this is on the light and humorous side, rather than sexytiems)
Words: 3339

Author's summary: When Severus Snape's voice changes in fourth year, everyone notices.
Author's notes: This fic, which I began a few months ago, is based on the premise that if Severus' voice is as irresistible as canon, fandom, and Alan Rickman attest, everyone would take notice when it dropped. Setting is fourth year to avoid any canon clash, but in my head-canon, this changes everything :) (just not within the scope of this short fic).

My comment: "Severus's voice being very appealing is one of my favorite tropes, so this was fun :)"

Quote:
“Have you ever listened to yourself? I’m surprised you’ve not charmed the very birds from the trees. You have a real gift, my dear, like that cousin of yours. The one on the stage,” she added, for Professor Tiel and Lily’s benefit. “You could walk out of Hogwarts and make your fortune in the Muggle world this minute.”
There was a stunned silence.
“Bollocks,” said Severus Snape.
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