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Lessons Learned (2771 words) by half_light
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Characters: Severus Snape, Eileen Prince, Tobias Snape.
Additional Tags: Angst, Character Study, Physical/Emotional Abuse, Hopeful Ending.
Notes: Thanks again to [livejournal.com profile] williamsnickers who helped me out with this on short notice during the holiday season!

Summary: Severus Snape is an inquisitive child, and Spinner's End teaches him much about the world.
Severus knows his father loves him because his mother assures him of it.
He searches for proof, but doesn't find any.

This is another character study, covering his life between the ages of 0-10, and was originally posted here for [livejournal.com profile] snapecase.

Read at AO3.
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Making a Mark (10680 words) by half_light
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Characters: Severus Snape, Lucius Malfoy, Tobias Snape, Lily Evans Potter, Lord Voldemort. (Mentioned: Albus Dumbledore, Eileen Snape, The Marauders.)
Additional Tags: Angst, Character Study, Bullying, Abuse, Violence.
Notes: Thanks so much to [livejournal.com profile] williamsnickers for your encouragement and fantastic, helpful beta!

Summary: Severus Snape: from home, to Hogwarts, to the hilltop. No one ever explained the distinction between a life and a life sentence.

This is a Severus character study, originally posted here for [livejournal.com profile] snapecase. It covers his life between the ages of 11-20. It's kind of dark, and if you'd rather not read Tobias being physically/emotionally abusive, you can skip the first section without it really impacting on the rest of the story. I was relatively happy with both my entries for Snapecase, which is rare for me, so I hope you enjoy them! ♥

Read at AO3.
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As expected, I've already fallen behind on my Snowflake entries. This whole keeping-up-with-fandom thing was much easier in my 20's :D

Day 4 )

Day 5 )

Day 7 )

I might cycle back to day six later, but I'm terrible at asking for things, fannish or otherwise, so I might just skip it! Hope everyone's doing well and I'm sorry to the people I still owe messages and/or comments ♥
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Day 3 - In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much.

Well ok, it's literally impossible for me to narrow this down to one. So I've chosen a couple of scenes, and doing so sent me on a nostalgia trip and got me thinking about the dozens of shows I've loved over the years. So far I've mostly used this blog to talk about Harry Potter, but in truth, I'm as multi-fannish as it gets. So apologies in advance, this is going to be long, and there's honestly no need to read it all! But if you'd like to get to know me a bit better through my TV viewing habits, hopefully you'll find something of interest here :D

Read more... )
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I think I'm going to try to participate in the Snowflake Challenge this year. I'll no doubt miss some days, and do others out of order, but it looks like a lot of fun! I'll post something for day 1 on the weekend, right now I'm in a reccing mood :)

Day 2 - Rec at least three fanworks that you didn’t create.

Recs )
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Hooray for holidays! I barely ever take time off work, but I'll be home for the next couple of weeks, which should be really nice.

I thought I'd take the opportunity to grab this fandom meme from [personal profile] themightyflynn. It's quite long, but since I'm still technically a Dreamwidth newbie, it seemed like a good 'get to know me, fandom-style' meme :)

Fandom meme! )

Tagging anyone else who wants (and has time) to do it :)


Dec. 2nd, 2018 07:20 pm
half_light: Art by http://www.alicexz.com/ (DW - Twelve/Clara)
Fandom: So many fests, so little time. Things I wish I had time to enter, but know I won't be able to: [community profile] hp_goldenage and [livejournal.com profile] mini_fest. Especially Golden Age :( I also wish I could help out by pinch-hitting for [livejournal.com profile] snapecase, but it doesn't seem feasible. EDIT: It's still not very feasible, but I am nonetheless pinch hitting for Snapecase :D I'm happy with the initial Snapecase fic I submitted though, and I also can't wait to read all the Snarry Swap entries! ♥

Recs: [personal profile] acid has posted two wonderful pieces of Snarry art recently. Check them out here and here.

Random: Earlier this week, school students around Australia staged a protest on climate change issues, asking the government to take climate scientists seriously. Our Prime Minister responded by saying they shouldn't be skipping school, and I thought this poster at the rally was nicely on point :)

I'm still figuring out Dreamwidth, and miss all the html codes being second nature! I used to be obsessed with icons/userpics, and found a stash of thousands of them on an old laptop, all saved in neatly organised folders and properly credited :D I uploaded a bunch yesterday but neeeed more...

Hope everyone's well ♥
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So, apparently I'm journaling again :) I decided to create new accounts here and at LJ because pretty much everyone on my old friends list is no longer active. It's been a long time since I dusted off LJ, and seeing all the strikethroughs and purged accounts is incredibly sad. It's great to see a lot of HP fans still posting though. And all the fests! So many great fests are still running.

I'm going to try to update semi regularly, though I was always better at commenting on other people's entries than talking about myself. My fics will be posted here, as well as quite a few recs. A bit of ranting about the state of the world is probably also inevitable, and personal posts will be locked.

Please feel free to friend/subscribe! I'll almost certainly friend back ♥ ♥ ♥

When it comes to fic, I'll mostly be writing Snape. But I'm a long-time film/TV buff, so my fannish interests are ridiculously extensive and varied. There will definitely be some Doctor Who. I'm also at LiveJournal, Tumblr, and AO3.
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Of Reckoning and Ruin (10585 words) by half_light
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore. Gen.
Warnings: Angst, Grief, Suicidal Thoughts, creature fic.
Community: [community profile] hp_creatures
Summary: "And it is the eternal rule that drops of blood spilled on the ground demand yet more blood." One year after Lily Potter's death, Severus Snape's Dark Mark comes to life. Caught between a creature that wants him dead, and a Headmaster who needs him alive, the young Hogwarts professor is forced to reckon with his past and negotiate his future.

So... I signed up for the HP Creatures fest, despite almost never reading creature!fic, because I fell in love with this prompt. It was a difficult story to write (it's pretty heavy on the angst), but after lots of help from three absolutely wonderful beta readers, [personal profile] antuhsa [personal profile] acid and [personal profile] perverse_idyll, I ended up quite happy with the result.
It was my first ever fest entry, so I hope you enjoy it! ♥


Sep. 14th, 2018 07:02 pm
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Snapecase is running again! I'm really looking forward to this fest. I love the Snape-through-the-ages concept, and the quality of entries is always incredibly high.

Snape Showcase
[info]snapecase: Celebrating Severus Snape throughout his ages!
half_light: https://potionsmasters.deviantart.com/art/Endure-and-Survive-719425552 (HP - Snarry hug)
Title: Awakening
Author: [personal profile] half_light
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Word Count: ~6603
Rating: NC-17
Content/Warnings: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Character Study, Post-War, Dubious Consent.

Summary: As part of his post-war recovery, Severus Snape has to endure weeks of 'therapeutic massage.' Only when the healers finally leave him alone does he realise, for the first time in his life, how much he desperately needs contact and connection. Enter Harry Potter...

Author's Notes: This was inspired by 'Soft Touch' by the incredible [personal profile] perverse_idyll, who was generous enough to let me write this. It is an unofficial prequel; my take on what might have led Snape to where he is in that story. I designed it to be as compatible as possible with the original, even though it may not appear that way at first glance :)
Update: [personal profile] perverse_idyll has now posted a rec here.

Read at AO3 or below. (The AO3 version has been slightly revised & I haven't had a chance to change this version yet!)

Awakening )
half_light: https://potionsmasters.deviantart.com/art/Endure-and-Survive-719425552 (HP - Snarry hug)
Title: A Shared History
[personal profile] half_light 
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 100 x5
Rating: PG
[profile] snarry100 #630: History.
Summary: The past is where they live together...

Read at AO3 or below.

Read more... )
half_light: https://6urn.deviantart.com/art/Dawn-743508828 (HP - Snarry close)
Title: Alone, Together.
[profile] [personal profile] half_light 
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 100 x2
Rating: PG
Warnings: Angst
[profile] snarry100 #626: United.
Summary: In the days after the war, Harry understands too late that he was never alone.

Alone, Together... )
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Title: The Medal Ceremony
[personal profile] half_light 
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 100 x2
Rating: PG
[profile] snarry100 #625: Social.
Summary: Severus gets a medal he doesn't want, and maybe something else he does...

The Medal Ceremony )


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