Tue, Jun. 4th, 2013, 11:26 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: There Endeth the Sloppy Seconds

Sloppy Seconds Fest
Banner by [info]featherxquill, based on art by [info]akatnamedeaster

Huge, huge thanks to all of our participants - you pulled together a whole slew of amazing entries in less than a month. And what an incredibly fun mini-fest it was. Thrills! Romance! Chills! Never before has the love life of Mr. Severus Snape been described in such full dysfunctional glory in all manner of story, poetry, and art. I cannot begin to tell you what a delight it was to see each new entry come in. Huge thanks, too, to [info]dysfuncentine and [info]featherxquill for their generosity and help in putting this fest together - we could not have done it without your soiled, well-used prompts. I'm afraid we've left the garlands of dead Cupids up long enough that they've turned into Cupid skeletons, rather than tidying them up in a timely fashion, but... well, it's an object lesson, I suspect Snape would say. (I, for one, will be deeply sad to retire this banner and miss out on seeing his cranky mug pop up on my flist every so often.)

Let's stick a little masterlist in here:

So that's it! Not much last-minute business, I think. Leave comments for all the wonderful writers and artists - they deserve it. If you've recced things on your journals, let me know (here is fine), and I'll see if we've got enough to pop on over to Daily Snitch with some hot recs. Any feedback, drop us a line. Just want a little Deeply Horrible chat? Leave a comment below, and we can probably have a little wrap-up cocktail party or something.

Tue, Jun. 4th, 2013, 10:43 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Penance Day: BONUS FIC

As you had guessed, our last piece of fic and art did go up and technically we ended the fest. However, because I failed to gracefully close the fest before the end of the academic year caught me up and spirited me away, I shall contribute this one last fic as penance for my sins... and then formally close the fest. :)

Title: Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before
Author: [personal profile] dueltastic
Pairing: Snape/McGonagall
Rating: R
Prompt: #5 Severus and Minerva both survive the war and think they have another chance together, but the war leaves scars that neither expected.
Content Information/Warnings: None
Length: 6000 words

Read more... )

Mon, May. 13th, 2013, 03:52 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Day 9: As Time Goes By

Title: As Time Goes By
Author: [info]writcraft
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Unrequited Severus/Lily, non-explicit Severus/Albus Dumbledore, suggestions of future Severus/Harry
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~1,500
Content/Warnings: Canonical character death, non-consensual kiss, Severus lives AU
Prompt: Yet each man kills the thing he loves/By each let this be heard,/ Some do it with a bitter look,/ Some with a flattering word,/The coward does it with a kiss,/The brave man with a sword
Summary: “Be open to all possibilities, no matter how unlikely they may seem – if you do that, I believe you will be happy.”
Author’s Notes: Thank you to the [info]deeply_horrible mods for running this fest and for their endless patience. Thanks to A for the beta read. All remaining mistakes are my own. I intended to show Severus’ development from the coward who kills (Lily) with a kiss to the brave man who kills (Albus) with a sword.

As Time Goes By )

Mon, May. 13th, 2013, 02:27 am
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Day 8: Snap

Title: Snap
Author: [info]gamma_x_orionis
Pairing: Severus/Irma, past Severus/Lily
Rating: PG
Prompt: "Each man kills the thing he loves, by each let this be heard. Some do it with a bitter look, some with a flattering word. The coward does it with a kiss, the brave man with a sword."
Content Information/Warnings: Murder
Summary: It would be so easy to take just a few steps forward and put his hands around her neck and snap it, snap it so hard that she wouldn't feel a moment of pain. Two steps. Two hands. Snap.
Author's Notes: I cannot express how much of a joy this fest was to write for :D A huge thank you to the mods for running it! ♥

Snap )

Sun, May. 12th, 2013, 06:23 am
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Day 7: Still In Love With You

Title: Still in love with you
Author: [info]julesdrenages
Pairing: Regulus/Severus
Rating: PG
Prompt: #2 - He's such a fuckup that he can only start a relationship where he can see the end.
Content Information/Warnings: Sexual themes ahead. Vanilla, but still.
Summary: A history of love in five panels.
Author's Notes: Lyrics from "Can't stand me now" by The Libertines, suggested by the original prompter. Characters belong to JKR. Any improper use of them is mine alone, but I don't make money out of mistreating them, so no big deal.

Read more... )

Sat, May. 11th, 2013, 02:23 am
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Day 6: The Ballad of Severus Snape

Title: The Ballad of Severus Snape
Author: [info]writcraft
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Unrequited Severus/Lily
Rating: G
Word Count: ~1,300
Content/Warnings: Canonical character death, canon twist with events during the Battle for
Prompt: Excerpt from The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde.
Author’s Notes: My peculiar muse demanded a poem told loosely in the ballad style of the
Wilde poem on which the prompt was based. I am frankly a little terrified of this posting and for all of
those poets amongst you, I can only offer my sincerest apologies for butchering your craft.

The Ballad of Severus Snape )

Thu, May. 9th, 2013, 10:36 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Day 5: Broken Toys

Title: Broken Toys
Author: pretty_panther
Pairing: Severus Snape/Sirius Black
Rating: R
Prompt: Prompt: They come to an arrangement during the war -- Sirius wants information on his brother, Snape wants Sirius to keep Lily safe.
Content Information/Warnings: 1090, no warnings really apply.
Summary: Severus has information and Sirius needs it and it is as simple as that. At least it is to begin with.
Author's Notes: The fic is more from the point of view of Sirius because I felt Severus' behaviour could be understood better when it was seen by another and his words came across better without his thoughts to explain them.

Broken Toys )

Wed, May. 8th, 2013, 02:11 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Day 4: Prenatal Developments

Title: Prenatal Developments
Author: [info]goddess47
Pairing: Harry/Ginny, implied Harry/Severus
Rating: NC-17
Content Information/Warnings: Infidelity
Summary: Harry should have asked more questions...

Prenatal Developments )

Tue, May. 7th, 2013, 07:27 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Day 3: Peace and War

Title: Peace and War
Author: [info]notearchiver
Pairing: Minerva McGonagall/Severus Snape
Rating: PG-13
Prompt: They swore to each other that the age difference didn't matter. They were wrong.
Content Information/Warnings: implied child abuse, angst, depression, implied canon character death
Summary: In the end, it wasn't really the age gap but the experiences that came with it.
Author's Notes: Thank you [info]verdeckt for founding [info]deeply_horrible and our new mods for taking up the mantel. Also, I must acknowledge my beta F, who still adores me when I'm annoying.

Peace and War )

Mon, May. 6th, 2013, 06:30 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Day 2: The One That You Loathe

Title: The One That You Loathe
Author: [info]julesdrenages
Pairing: Severus Snape/Regulus Black
Rating: PG
Prompt: You're the one that I need / I'm the one that you loathe -- My Chemical Romance
Content Information/Warnings: None
Summary: "You are the one that I need, I'm the one that you loathe..."
Author's Notes: Please, focus on the boys' awful luck in relationships and don't dwell on the epic anatomy fail this drawing is - the author has already been flogged for it. Also: I don't really have any plausible excuse for their outfits except for "I wanted to play with their robes and liked the toga-style on Regulus" (and the crossdressing effect on ghost!Severus).
I regret nothing.

The One That You Loathe )

Mon, May. 6th, 2013, 04:37 am
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Day 1: The Minister Will Hear of This

Title: The Minister will hear of this
Author: [info]of_anoesis
Pairing: Snape/Umbridge
Rating: T
Prompt: Asexual!Snape sees advantage in being with someone, even if he suffers of great boredom
Content Information/Warnings: Spoilers for OooP, should anyone not have finished that particular tome yet.
Summary: The Inquisitorial Squad weren't the only Slytherins to benefit under Dolores' rule.
Author's Notes: This started as a far longer, much more involved piece, but I just couldn't wrangle all the pieces together. Huge thanks to [info]desigrl who helped me see the light. This fic would not have been written without her unflinching aid.

The Minister will hear of this )

Mon, May. 6th, 2013, 03:58 am
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Posting Begins!

Sloppy Seconds Fest
Banner by [info]featherxquill, based on art by [info]akatnamedeaster

God, I never get tired of that banner. Even if it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize how appropriately seminal the "Sloppy Seconds" font was. Well, wank harder, banner!Snape, your dysfunctional attempts at a love life have arrived.

And, hey, it's still May 5 in some time zones, so we're totally on schedule. Fashionably late to our own party. Somebody get a round of drinks for [info]dysfuncentine and [info]featherxquill, and see if you can find a suitably embarrassing party hat for [info]caecelia_, our guest of honor.

Posting, as mentioned, isn't anonymous, so feel free to promote your work publicly, etc. We would appreciate it if you'd hold off on reposting it to your own journals till the fest is over.

Also, drop us a line here on this post if you rec something from the fest - just the URL is fine.

So without further ado, onto the first story of the fest.

Mon, Apr. 29th, 2013, 03:24 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Check-In

Sloppy Seconds Fest
Banner by [info]featherxquill, based on art by [info]akatnamedeaster

Hi there! We just wanted to call and say hello, maybe chat a bit... see how you were doing on your Sloppy Seconds masterpieces. Cuz, you know, May 2 is this week. We've heard from a few of you already, but if you haven't been in touch, drop us a line here and let us know how it's going. We might even be able to handle a couple of extensions, you never know.

Sun, Apr. 7th, 2013, 10:15 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Prompt Claiming Now Closed!

Prompting for the Sloppy Seconds fest is closed. But please remember, oh lovely, Snape-obsessed participants, that you can always go back and claim a second prompt once you've finished and submitted your first entry. In fact, we encourage you to do so! As far as we're concerned, the more descriptions of disgruntled and romantically challenged Snape, the better.

Here follow the names of our Sloppy Seconders:

List of Participants )

All participants should have received a confirmation e-mail by now. If you haven't, or you think the email has gone astray, PM us or write to deeplyhorrible [at] gmail [dot] com and we'll resend the e-mail to the address you provide. Once received, please confirm receipt of your prompt ASAP.

The deadline for your entries is 11:59 pm (US Eastern Time) on May 2, 2013. Please add warnings for the following: graphic depictions of violence, major character death, and rape/non-con. Underage sex (defined for our purposes as anything under 18) will not be included in this fest.

Now go forth and show us how Snape behaves when his heart is captured. Or broken. Or deceived. When he's taking revenge or leading his partner - victim? - down the primrose path. Let your inner bastard be your guide.

Above all, have fun! (Even if Snape doesn't.) And remember, if you have any questions, always feel free to contact us.

Tue, Apr. 2nd, 2013, 03:53 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Fest Claims Post

Sloppy Seconds Fest
Banner by [info]featherxquill, based on art by [info]akatnamedeaster
If you’d like to promote the fest, copy and paste this into your journal:

This is it! The claiming period of the Sloppy Seconds Fest is open!

Here's what you do: Comment with up to three three prompts you'd like to write. If selecting a Snape/any prompt, include the pairing you want to claim it for. We'll give out prompts (first come, first served), and send you an email with your assigned prompt to confirm your claim, and you can go start writing.

Prompts with specified couples will be given out twice. Open prompts (Snape/any) will be given out once per unique pairing, to as many people as want to write them. Once your first claimed prompt is written/drawn/vidded/carved out of granite and submitted, you may claim more.

Here's the prompts post.

Here's the claiming form:

Prompt claims will be open from April 2 through April 5. Go on, let the games commence!

Mon, Apr. 1st, 2013, 03:15 am
[info]dhorrible_mod: Sloppy Seconds Fest Prompts

Sloppy Seconds Fest
Banner by [info]featherxquill, based on art by [info]akatnamedeaster
If you’d like to promote the fest, copy and paste this into your journal:

Okay, step one: post all the Snapey prompts.

Here they are, Dysfuncentine’s sloppy seconds. We have five het prompts, five slash prompts, and a handful of open-ended prompts, so there should be a little something for everyone.

Don't see the pairing you want? Remember that we'll give out the open prompts as many times as people request them for a new pairing, so don't feel left out because you don't see your favorite Snape/Aunt Muriel, Snape/Mundungus, Snape/Dobby, or Snape/Voldemort/Alecto/Nagini - you can play, too. (In fact, please do.)

Het and slash prompts will each be given out twice, and, if by some miracle all the slots on those are taken, we'll open up another slot so a third round of people can play. (Note to self: Next time we run this fest, come up with a less suggestive wording.)

So read through these and get inspired, because prompt claiming starts (very late at night) on April 2!

These are available for claiming an infinite number of times, so long as the pairing you claim it for has not been claimed before.
Read more... )

These are each available for claiming twice, and will be crossed off when claimed.
Read more... )

These are each available for claiming twice, and will be crossed off when claimed.
Read more... )

Mon, Mar. 25th, 2013, 03:11 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Deeply Horrible Does Dysfuncentine's Sloppy Seconds!

Hi, everyone, new mods here. We wanted to give [info]caecelia_ a really amazing sendoff, and kick off our new reign of terror with a great party, so we decided to hold a celebratory fest.

Sloppy Seconds Fest
Banner by [info]featherxquill, based on art by [info]akatnamedeaster
If you’d like to promote the fest, copy and paste this into your journal:

And not just any fest. Our deeply horrible friends over at Dysfuncentine recently wrapped up their wonderful anti-Valentine's celebration of dysfunctional relationships, replete with dissatisfaction, hatesex, screaming, disappointment, cynicism, resentment, jealously, infidelity, boredom, and all sorts of dysfunction. So we invited them to join us over here to celebrate their community, our community, and our common love of all things dysfunctional, and they gave their blessing. Also, they’re letting us have all their spare dead Cupids for decorations. Instant party!

It's time for the Sloppy Seconds Fest! This is where all the unclaimed Snape-related Dysfuncentine prompts get their chance, despite being unloved and already-used (and frankly a little sticky), to find a partner among our writers for one last messy, dysfunctional encounter.

Many thanks to [info]caecelia_ for all her hard work on Deeply Horrible and the Bring Back the Bastard Fest, and all our best wishes. Many thanks also to [info]featherxquill for all her enthusiasm and help on this fest, and to Dysfuncentine, without whom we would have no sloppy seconds at all.

Fest Description, Rules, Timeline, and FAQ )

Sun, Mar. 24th, 2013, 02:55 pm
[info]caecelia_: Modly Note

Many of you are no doubt aware that I've not been around much of late. RL has been -- demanding, to say the least.

Rather than shut down the comm entirely, I recently sent out a request for new mods. To my great joy, three lovely people -- all of whom know [info]deeply_horrible well -- responded. My dears, please welcome [info]akatnamedeaster, [personal profile] dueltastic and [info]perverse_idyll as your new mods. They will be over soon to say hello and present you with some exciting plans for the upcoming season!

Sun, Jan. 13th, 2013, 11:40 am
[info]dhorrible_mod: The Masterlist

Congratulations to the winners of our guessing game! The GOLD MEDAL goes to [info]cabepfir (with twelve correct guesses); SILVER is a tie between [info]bvizen and [info]enname (both with ten correct guesses); and the BRONZE MEDAL goes to [info]kellychambliss (with eight correct guesses). Hooray!

Since our top three winners did, ahem, cheat a little capitalise most admirably on previous knowledge, loads of points have been awarded to Slytherin House in recognition of their skill. Professor Snape is rather proud of you lot.

In fact, let's just write this whole fest down as a big WIN for Slytherin House and Professor Snape, shall we not? You, dear friends, took up a challenge and made something fierce and surprising and insightful of it. Your forty-three entries remembered a side of Professor Snape that often, in these post-war halcyon days, is more easily left forgotten: that he was not always a hero, and not at all a pleasant sort of person. Instead of decrying this side of Professor Snape, you analysed it, aimed it a level gaze, proved it need not be unenjoyable or unworthy of interest. You proved there were still lessons here to be learned, that goodness and nastiness can coexist, that ambiguity and paradoxes and yes, even horrible acts still have much to teach us. This is tremendous, simply tremendous, and you should all treat yourselves to an enormous round of applause. That includes you, dear readers and reccers and commenters: you made this fest come alive.

Speaking of which, a special award goes to [info]cabepfir for commenting on every single entry!

Heartfelt thanks are also due to the many, many patient souls who helped me behind the scenes and without whom this fest would not exist: [info]bvizen, [info]cabepfir, [personal profile] dueltastic, [info]enname, [info]iulia_linnea, [info]kellychambliss, [info]o_mayari, [info]pale_moonlite, [info]perverse_idyll, [info]shyfoxling, and [info]wandlorean, amongst many others.

You're absolute gems.

But now, onto the Reveal (this means you may now post your entries under your name and wherever you like, dear creators):

Reveal beneath the cut )

Sun, Jan. 6th, 2013, 06:02 pm
[info]dhorrible_mod: Anonymous Masterlist

Et voilà, my dears: the complete, if still anonymous list of our forty-three most excellent entries, sorted by genre (art; art + fic; fic; poetry).

Now you can demonstrate your Slytherin side skills at recognition by playing our Guessing Game! Leave a comment here with your guesses, as many or as few and as often as you wish to make. All comments will be screened -- so no cheating, darlings!

The Grand Reveal will go up around noon EST on Sunday, January 13th, so you have until then to make your guesses, and of course to catch up on any entries you've missed. If you haven't already, do consider leaving some feedback for our hard-working artists and authors. It is much appreciated.

Thank you for your interest, your enthusiasm and dedication and for making this first run of Bring Back the Bastard! possible. We hope you've enjoyed the fest as much as we have!

BBtB Pre-Reveals Masterlist )

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