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FIC: Sing A Mad Rebellion (Snape/Harry, NC-17)

So my [info]snarry_games fic was posted last night. I'm going to admit that I'm really a lot more nervous than I usually am upon fic-posting and have been since I turned this fic in. It took me until this afternoon to figure out why: I approached writing this story as if it were a novel, and the result is the closest I've come to writing such a creature. Eep. /0\

Anyway, should you like to read 56,000 words (give or take a few) of somewhat dystopic Snape/Harry, here you go. :)

Title: Sing A Mad Rebellion
Genre: Alive and Kicking
Prompts: Secrets and Lies, Assassination
Rating/Warnings/Kinks: NC-17, Highlight if you wish to know: *Non-Snarry pairing (non-explicit), het mentions, bisexuality, minor character death, politics, semi-epilogue compliance, violence*
Word Count: 55,991
Author Notes/Disclaimers/Betas: A huge thank you to my betas [info - livejournal.com] noeon and [info - livejournal.com] goseaward, and much gratitude to Noe for coaxing this story into being. Massive thanks also to the mods for their patience.

This fic owes a great debt to such works as Orwell's 1984, Alan Moore's V for Vendetta, the film The Manchurian Candidate and the works of John LeCarre, all of which in some manner provided inspiration for the conception and writing of the story. Danny Foster (and his wife Kirsty) are taken from the BBC series Party Animals which revolves around the lives of young Labour and Conservative political researchers and lobbyists. Nemworth Interrogation Unit and various other MI5-related elements are taken from or influenced by the BBC series Spooks. In addition, I must give major props to the highly informative and incredibly helpful factsheets hosted on the website of the United Kingdom Parliament, which, when printed, fill two reams of paper and a four-inch binder. The title is a nod toward a fragment of verse by John Taylor.

Summary: The State Security Forces come not in the middle of a dark night as one might expect, but on a bright, sunshiny Sunday morning just after the sausages are set on the kitchen table.

Sing A Mad Rebellion (link goes to the fic post on [info]snarry_games)
Thinking: busy busy

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And Puff, that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar

  • Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary died. This makes me ridiculously sad...my dad had all their albums and I grew up on them. He even used to sing Puff the Magic Dragon to me as a lullaby when I was little. Anyway. For Mary.

  • If you like Snarry and you've a love for Regency romances (and come on, how can you not?), then you should immediately hie yourself over to today's [info]snarry_games postings and read [info - livejournal.com] ze_dragon's charming, hysterical, deliciously filled with cross-dressing Harry and Draco and Snape in a cravat fic, The Unexpected Bride. While betaing it, I laughed my head off at the machinations of Lord Snape. \0/ It's a fantastic, delightful story, and if Harry Potter wandering around in an Empire-waist dress being pursued by a rakish Snape doesn't charm your socks off, I don't know what will. :D Go. Read. For realz.

  • Work sucks. Writing sucks. Bah. Double bah. Must sleep soon.
Thinking: blah blah
Singing: Peter, Paul and Mary: Puff The Magic Dragon

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ART REC: What I Did on my Summer Vacation by chibitoaster/littleblackbow

If you like Snarry, you have to go see [info]littleblackbow/[info]chibitoaster's Snarry Games submission.

It's incredible. I'm not going to spoil it, but it includes what is possibly my FAVOURITE plot twist ever and it's something you don't see too much on the slash side of fandom, which is a pity. And Rana's picked the absolute best music to go along with it. It's perfect. Seriously. I'm still choked up over it.

What I Did on my Summer Vacation by chibitoaster/littleblackbow, PG

ETA: Also? Best. Challenge. Ever. on [info]snape100 this week. *snogs [info]bethbethbeth and ponders how many drabbles can be written in seven days*
Thinking: awake awake
Singing: Poco:Keep On Tryin'

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Snarry ficcage...

So, my Snarry Games fic was posted overnight.

I'll admit, I'm nervous about this story, more so than I usually am when a fic of mine goes up. You see, there are elements in this story that deal explicitly with religion and theology. It's a bit difficult not to include those sorts of things, after all, when you're writing a vampire tale that draws from the Bram Stoker side of vampiric folklore. (Bram did like his religious symbolism. *g*) I do realise that could be problematic for some people and because of that I don't want anyone going in unawares. Please be forewarned. The fic does contain some theological discussion of a decidedly Catholic bent.

Having said that, if you're in the mood for a bit of Snape/Harry vampire hunting... :)

Title: Exegesis
Team: Phoenix
Genre(s): Alternate Reality & Romance
Prompt(s): The Root of All Evil
Rating/Warnings/Kinks: NC-17 (warnings can be found on the Snarry Games comm if you are so inclined)
Word Count: ~49,150
Summary: Every culture has its tales regarding creatures of the night.
A/N: Many thanks and much love to [info]cursive and [info]ze_dragon for their beta work, and a huge, huge, huge debt of gratitude to [info]ze_dragon for Catholic-picking above and beyond the call of duty. Credit for various aspects of this fic must be given to Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Florescu & McNally's In Search of Dracula. Inspiration was also drawn from various film references including Nosferatu, Dracula (1931), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), and Van Helsing. Further elements were taken from Gypsy Law: Romani Legal Traditions and Culture, A Handbook of Vlax Romani, and the various writings of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine.
Disclaimer: If I owned them, Deathly Hallows would have been written so very differently.

( In later years, the one thing I will remember most clearly about the night it all began was the snow. )

And on that note....I'm off to get dressed for work. And wish that I was independently wealthy enough not to have to get dressed for work. Blech. :)

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