It is so good to see Snarry Games finally begin! And I frankly can not imagine any greater gift than the opening fic by Meri - Escaping the Paradox. It's time-travel and young!Severus and adult!Harry and it's bloody perfect!
Yay! And there are so many more to come! Perfica, Cluegirl, Amanuensis, Gingertart50, Josan, RaeWhit, Svartalfur, The ConCept, Ac1d6urn & Sinick, BethH, Dementor Delta, Femme, Pir8fancier, Vain - to name only few of my favorites!
It's just a relief for all the stress I've been under for the last few weeks.
It seems I will be spending winter semester in Indiana (Bloomington) - I got a scholarship in the US.. Oh my:-) I've no idea what to expect. Even regarding the weather. It's all going to be an awfully big adventure.
I have been reading quite a lot lately, catching up on Merry Smutmas and painless_j's recs. I'm posting the list of fics I have enjoyed most, for future reference. Quite a few new authors have emerged lately, I can't believe I have never read anything by RaeWit or gingertart50 before!
Every time I watch War and Peace (whether it is the 1956 version with Audrey Hepburn or the new TV-mini series) I can't help but long for some nice fan fiction with alternate ending for Andrei and Natasha. I like Pierre alright but he just doesn't have it in him and Andrei needs to be written as someone more than killing machine/alpha male/turned Christian.
2007 version: Alessio Boni was very good as Andrei. A bit like Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice, and you know what I mean by that;-) He was the best when he went into the "romantic hero" mode, I really couldn't stop falling for him - but then he would start going on and on about the war and serving one's country. Oh well. And then about the art of forgiveness which was wonderful when applied to Natasha, but a bit worse when he started about the whole mankind. But that's Tolstoy for you;-)
Just a major irk. But I guess War and Peace isn't popular enough to have an English-speaking fandom... *sigh*
Alright, alright, coming back to the male/male stuff;-)
BTW - has anyone else besides me simply adored Septimus in Stardust? For many reasons, not the least of them being his resemblance to the one and only SS:) And his morbidness! Ah. The film is really worth watching, by the way - I can't say how serious it was intended to be but I had so much fun watching it (OMG, Robert DeNiro as bent Captain Shakespeare! And Jason Flemyng! Dexter Fletcher!) yesterday. I was like *you've got to be kidding me* all the time. And interior design was very much like Harry Potter, don't you think?
ETA: Oh my GOD. Oh my FUCKING God. I found an Andrei/Pierre War and Peace slash fic on ff.net. This is sooo wrong.
Still no Andrei/Natasha anywhere, though.
Harry meeting and falling in love with young Snape has always been one of my favorite kinks - this idea has been featured in quite a few time-travel fics but, much to my disappointment, also quite frequently abused. I don't know why it is so hard to find a good Young!Severus/Harry fic - maybe because this idea calls for too many clichés, or maybe because it attracts less experienced writers - hard to say.
I have started compiling a list of Snarry fics involving Harry and young Severus in love (so I am not interested in every fic involving young Severus, in flashbacks or otherwise, no matter how good it is - BTW, go and read Two Lockets by Acid and Sinick if you haven't already). I will welcome all the suggestions:-)
### - fics that I find particularly worth reading
# - liked, but no fireworks
Please note: the impressions I share reflect my tastes only - if I didn't like the fic, it doesn't mean that it won't become your favorite piece of all times, right?:-)
Please give me more:-)
Alright, so I'm in the middle of going through all videos on YouTube tagged "Snarry". What disturbs me a bit is quite a lot of videos made out of fanart, with no credits and hardly any disclaimer at all (other than "Found it on my hard drive, thought this would look great in a video"). Like this one - there is some pretty amazing artwork and I even recognize some of it, but there is no way I can check and find more because there are no damn authors' names! It's just unfair, you know - both to authors and viewers.
OK, let's calm down.
I found an absolutely wonderful video maker, akemi42, who has done two videos to Snarry Art Games 2006 and 2007 and an amazing Snarry video to The Rasmus' Open my Eyes. It's a must see. There is a story in there, there is emotion, the footage goes really well with lyrics and quality is very good. What is there to want more? [as opposed to vids like this one to NIN's Perfect Drug where we've got very interesting old-black-and-white-movie effect and still it falls apart]
So, please go and see her Oops I Snarried Again , the utterly beautiful Always with lots of young Snape, Gone with the Sin with loads of credited Snape artwork, It's not Canon, Harry which is slightly lighter in tone and has got some very cunning effects showing our beloved characters' closeness.
And, of course: The Snarry Song:-)
It seems that my fannish self has re-awoken again:-)
I'm completing a list of Young!Snape/Harry fics that should be posted soon - need I mention how much fun I am having re-reading all those fics? It has always been one of my favorite themes.
Just to keep you occupied, two fanvid recs that I have enjoyed immensely (both on YouTube):
1.It's OK to be GAY! - a gay anthem for Harry Potter series, ROTFLMAO. I still can't collect myself;-)
And something completely different in style:
2. Severus Snape tribute by dreamingallday - an amazing idea to make SS video to Metallica's Unforgiven. Just to remind you the lyrics:
What I've felt,
What I've known,
Never shined through in what I've shown.
So I dub thee unforgiven.
So I dub thee unforgiven.
You labeled me,
I'll label you.
So I dub the unforgiven.
I must say I have missed you gals! After more than a year of absence from fandom (even though I've been lurking around and I'm still as much into Snarry as I used to be) I'm back to see what's going on.
People are moving to Insane Journal, anyone could explain why? Are there some new anti-porn regulations here? It's rather unconvenient, how do you manage to watch two accounts?
mac_lynn, how are things? Are you a grandma?:-)
dementordelta, I loved your latest fanfiction (both the Snarry Games story and Reason to Celebrate). Thank you!
Anything I should really really know?:)
I can't promised I will be posting much but I'll try to be around more, even with my PhD thesis that I'm still not writing:-)
Do you happen to know any good Jack/Sawyer LOST slash?;-)
Just to share two of my favorite bands, Diorama and Diary of Dreams. They are both darkwave/gothic, with lots of electronic stuff. If you like Rammstein, you will certainly love them.
Not to mention that Diary of Dreams' leader is the most good looking guy on stage that I know:-) Check him out in this vid of The Curse (You Tube).
1. The girls
2. Someone dies
3. Champagne for all
4. Last Minute
5. Leaving Hollywood
Diary of Dreams:
1. The curse
2. Traumtanzer (my personal favorite of all times)