Wed, May. 14th, 2014, 08:27 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "A Short Treatise on the Social Lives of Ghosts" for the HP Beholder Pinch Hitters

Recipient: The HP Beholder Pinch Hitters
Author/Artist: ???
Title: A Short Treatise on the Social Lives of Ghosts
Rating: PG
Pairings: Cuthbert Binns/Grey Lady, Cuthbert Binns/Horace Slughorn, Moaning Myrtle/Nearly Headless Nick, The Fat Friar/The Wailing Widow
Word Count: 3200
Medium: Prose
Warnings/Content Information: None
Summary: The social lives of ghosts are more complex than they’re credited for.

A Short Treatise on the Social Lives of Ghosts )

Tue, May. 13th, 2014, 03:31 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Elegy for a Goat" for pauraque

Recipient: [info]pauraque
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Elegy for a Goat
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Severus/Aberforth, background hint of Aberforth/Albus
Word Count: 17,460
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): None.
Summary: Ab has never been fond of his brother's protégés, but he's always had a weakness for goats. He's not sure what to make of Severus Snape.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Thanks beyond measure to Delphi, who is the most encouraging and kindest of mods and has more patience than a thousand saints put together.

Elegy for a Goat

Mon, May. 12th, 2014, 07:38 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Working Things Out..." for the HP Beholder Community

Recipient: The [info]hp_beholder Community
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Working Things Out -aka- The Delicate Dance of the Happy Tentacula
Rating: R
Pairings: It's a secret. (Characters include Arthur Weasley, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Garrick Ollivander, as well as a few others sprinkled hither and thither.)
Word Count: 7,790
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *none*.
Summary: There are hints of dark magic and professors begin to go missing at the castle less than a week before the reopening of the school. Will the remaining school staff and an old friend be able to figure out what's happening?

Working Things Out -aka- The Delicate Dance of the Happy Tentacula )

Fri, May. 9th, 2014, 02:26 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Straight On 'Till Morning" for fluffyllama

Recipient: [info]fluffyllama
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Straight On 'Till Morning
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Rufus Scrimgeour/Alastor Moody with mentions of Rufus Scrimgeour/Gawain Robards
Word Count: 20,000
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): * None*.
Summary: Two wars teach Alastor the old maxim was wrong. You keep your enemies close, but you keep your friends closer.
Author's/Artist's Notes: This fic has been one of the most daunting projects I've undertaken. Consequently, there're several people to thank.

Fluffyllama, I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Your signup was absolutely phenomenal, and provided so very much inspiration.

Delphi, thanks so much for running such a fantastic fest. And for being the most amazing mod possible; your endless patience is immensely appreciated. Also, thanks also for all the lengthy conversations about rare characters; so many of your thoughts were invaluable to shaping this.

And to r: Fantastic cheerleader and even more brilliant beta. Thanks so much for all the brainstorming, and the handholding. This fic is immeasurably better for your input. Thanks especially for all the Dumbledore assistance, and for helping me keep my timelines straight.

The first scene draws heavily on details released in JKR's Pottermore biography for Remus Lupin. For anyone unfamiliar with it wanting more context, a page with the full text of the bio

Straight On 'Till Morning

Thu, May. 8th, 2014, 12:31 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Cat Ladies" for the HP Beholder Community

Recipient: The [info]hp_beholder Community
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Cat Ladies
Rating: PG for language and adult concepts
Pairings: Arabella Figg/Dolores Umbridge
Word Count: 2300
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): Passing mention of sexual assault
Summary: Two lonely women with feline friends, separated by everything they think they know about each other.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Thanks to everyone keeping Beholder alive and vibrant--watchers, participants, and especially our moderator Delphi. Thanks to S for help with the story.

Cat Ladies )

Wed, May. 7th, 2014, 12:58 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "A Gramarye of Folk Magic" for evensong14

Recipient: [info]evensong14
Author/Artist: ???
Title: A Gramarye of Folk Magic
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Aberforth Dumbledore/Severus Snape
Word Count: 5818
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): [Transactional sex; a brief scene of animal sacrifice; references to suicide]*.
Summary: Time moves with the seasons in Hogsmeade, and season by season the Snape boy returns to Aberforth's inn.
Author's/Artist's Notes: I would like to thank my beta, F, for all her help. I really hope you enjoy this story, [info]evensong14. Thank you for the inspiring prompts.

A Gramarye of Folk Magic )

Tue, May. 6th, 2014, 02:51 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "A Properly Improper Love Affair" for katmarajade

Recipient: [info]katmarajade
Author/Artist: ???
Title: A Properly Improper Love Affair
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Garrick Ollivander/Pomona Sprout, Neville Longbottom/Viktor Krum (implied).
Word Count: 10,900
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Non-linear storytelling, with the time line moving back and forth between past to present*.
Summary: True love never dies, but it may take a decade or two for things to work out.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Many thanks to my pre-readers and to the mod for her patience. I hope you enjoy the story, [info]katmarajade.

A Properly Improper Love Affair

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Mon, May. 5th, 2014, 01:57 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "A Guide and Not a Jailer" for ragdoll

Recipient: [info]ragdoll
Author/Artist: ???
Title: A Guide and Not a Jailer
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Alastor Moody/Nymphadora Tonks
Word Count: 5,500
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *age disparity, possibly inappropriate workplace relationship*.
Summary: Moody refuses to participate in silly Auror hazing traditions. His trainee, on the other hand, refuses to let him refuse.
Author's/Artist's Notes: I am so thrilled I had the opportunity to write this for you, [info]ragdoll! I tried to include as many of your 'likes' as possible, and I hope you enjoy it. Huge thanks to my sage and super-speedy beta, and to the mod for all the time and hard work that goes into this fest.

A Guide and Not a Jailer )

Fri, May. 2nd, 2014, 04:42 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "A Night to Remember" for the HP Beholder Community

Recipient: The [info]hp_beholder Community
Author/Artist: ???
Title: A Night To Remember
Rating: R
Pairings: Amelia Bones/Rufus Scrimgeour, a touch of Albus Dumbledore/Minerva McGonagall
Word Count: 1,650
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *near public/voyeurism*.
Summary: The night of the Yule Ball is special, indeed, for two couples.

A Night to Remember )

Thu, May. 1st, 2014, 01:14 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "we lay together on a cold hard floor" for mindabbles

Recipient: mindabbles
Author: ???
Title: we lay together on a cold hard floor
Rating: R for language and sexual activity
Pairings: Severus Snape/Peter Pettigrew
Word Count: around 9000
Medium: fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): * sexual contact between two characters aged 15–16*.
Summary: Circumstance threw Snape and Pettigrew together once before at school, when the future was wide open.
Author's/Artist's Notes: To mindabbles, you said you like a happy ending. Once the pairing and era (Marauders) were in place, that was more or less off the table – I’m sorry! – so I went with "unexplored scenes", "friendships that really matter" and "people facing difficult choices". I really hope it’s okay. thank you to L and B for all their help, and to delphi for great forbearance. Title from "If They Come In The Night" by Marge Piercy.

we lay together on a cold hard floor )

Wed, Apr. 30th, 2014, 02:25 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Be Here Now" for alley_skywalker

Recipient: [info]alley_skywalker
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Be Here Now
Rating: PG-13 (ish)
Pairings: Antonin/Narcissa, Antonin/Igor Karkaroff, Antonin/Bellatrix
Word Count: ~5700
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Angst, unrequited love, character death*.
Summary: If Antonin has learned anything in his life, it is that trust is rarely deserved, and love does not follow reason.
Author's/Artist's Notes: I played a little loose with Antonin's canon, making his father a contemporary of Tom Riddle and Antonin himself a generation younger. I hope you like this, [info]alley_skywalker! I loved writing it. So many thanks to my two speedy betas, E and S!

Be Here Now )

Tue, Apr. 29th, 2014, 03:46 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Twists of Fate" for dexstarr

Recipient: [info]dexstarr
Author ???
Title: Twists of Fate
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Emmeline Vance/Amelia Bones
Word Count: 8800
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *canon character deaths*
Summary: The tale of two brilliant and passionate women, caught in the turbulence of history.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Many thanks to my #1 Beta, and extra special hugs to eleventh hour edits from K and T, I took all your advice deeply seriously and only ignored it when I had to. Blessing to our intrepid fest mods this year, and all who made and consumed fanwork for this classic HP fest. Live long and Love the Beholder!

Twists of Fate )

Mon, Apr. 28th, 2014, 04:27 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "A Lonely Road" for the HP Beholder Community

Recipient: The [info]hp_beholder Community
Author/Artist: ???
Title: A Lonely Road
Rating: R
Pairings: Severus Snape/Aberforth Dumbledore
Word Count: 4,800
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *anal intercourse, age disparity, angst, alcohol, violence towards an animal, reference to a canon death (Albus Dumbledore's).*.
Summary: Two men. Dark times. Conversations which fail to communicate; communication through silence.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Many thanks to my beta, E.

A Lonely Road )

Sun, Apr. 27th, 2014, 12:46 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "The Ten Month Career of Professor R. J. Lupin" for shadowycat

Recipient: [info]shadowycat
Author: ???
Title: The Ten Month Career of Professor R. J. Lupin
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Lupin/McGonagall, Snape/McGonagall
Word Count: ~3300
Content Information (Highlight to View): *Description of violent thoughts during werewolf transformation; no actual violence occurs*.
Summary: Remus tells himself again and again: He is not still in love with Minerva McGonagall.
Author's Notes: Thanks to shadowycat for the great requests, to H. for the last-minute beta, and to Delphi for her hard work and patience.

The Ten Month Career of Professor R. J. Lupin )

Fri, Apr. 25th, 2014, 03:33 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "No Charity" for donnaimmaculata

Recipient: [info]donnaimmaculata
Author: ???
Title: No Charity
Rating: PG
Pairing: Aunt Marge/Rita Skeeter
Word Count: 3200
Warnings/Content: None
Summary: Rita sets out on a tough assignment – to interview Miss Marjorie Dursley.
Notes: This pairing took me by surprise, [info]donnaimmaculata, I hope it works for you. I made up the currency conversion, because that's what the Daily Mail would do. (And then double it, probably.) I also may have stolen a Pratchett-ism, but I didn't think you would object too much. Thank you to S for checking this over.

No Charity )

Thu, Apr. 24th, 2014, 03:45 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Centaurs and Merfolk" for anguis_1

Recipient: anguis_1
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Centaurs and Merfolk
Rating: PG
Pairings: Millicent Bulstrode/Dudley Dursley; past Millicent Bulstrode/Vincent Crabbe
Word Count: 3800
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *[Contains non-graphic references to minor character death in canon.]*.
Summary: The last thing Millicent wants to see when she Disapparates from her father's house is a stranger standing at her door. The last thing she expects is her boyfriend's mother.
Author's/Artist's Notes: This ended up being more of a family story (and a lower rating) than I intended, but I hope it works for you, anguis_1. And I particularly hope the love for and between these characters – flaws and all – shines through.

Centaurs and Merfolk )

Wed, Apr. 23rd, 2014, 04:16 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Sanctuary" for the HP Beholder Community

Recipient: The [info]hp_beholder Community
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Sanctuary
Rating: PG
Pairings: Millicent/Hermione, past Millicent/Viktor Krum
Word Count: ~1900
Medium: Text
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *domestic violence*.
Summary: Millicent really thought she had found a daddy for her unborn daughter. Unfortunately she was wrong.
Author’s/Artist’s Notes: This was supposed to be a fluffy thing with banter and wit. Instead suddenly Hermione shouldered her way in and Viktor decided to be a stupid ass-hole. Sorry.

Sanctuary )

Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2014, 03:55 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Fools in Love" for raven_cromwell

Recipient: [info]raven_cromwell
Author: ???
Title: Fools in Love
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Julian Williamson/Nymphadora Tonks, Alastor Moody/Nymphadora Tonks
Word Count: 4445
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *[masturbation, age disparity]*.
Summary: Nymphadora Tonks is Alastor's best and brightest pupil, even if she's got terrible taste in men. Moody can't help but wish she'd look somewhere else when it came to her love life.
Author's Notes: [info]raven_cromwell, thank you so much for so many excellent choices and so many great prompts to play with.

Thanks to my betas S. and K. for helping me whip this into shape.

Fools In Love )

Sun, Apr. 20th, 2014, 02:04 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC "By Theft or Force" for _hannelore

Recipient: [info]_hannelore
Author/Artist: ???
Title: By Theft or Force
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Dolores Umbridge/Arabella Figg
Word Count: 7000
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): Dolores Umbridge and all that it entails, i.e. *dub-con, implied use of date-rape drugs, manipulation, incredibly twee and sickening dirty talk*.
Summary: The Muggle-born Registration Commission has decreed that magical powers stolen by Muggle-borns are to be retrieved and distributed among Squibs. Arabella finds herself on top of the list.
Author's/Artist's Notes: I hope you don’t mind the lack of romance, Hannelore! I did include the cats, though, to balance out the unpleasantness. I also must apologise for the language, it is unbearably cutesy. Dolores has infected my brain.

By Theft or Force )

Fri, Apr. 18th, 2014, 02:27 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Nobody's Hero (Except for Maybe Yours)" for rilla_licious

Recipient: [info]rilla_licious
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Nobody’s Hero (Except For Maybe Yours)
Rating: PG
Pairings: Antonin/Draco, (vaguely implied) Antonin/Lucius
Word Count: 5,457
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *implied off-screen torture, vaguely implied canonical character death, age-difference*.
Summary: Narcissa asks Antonin to train Draco in preparation for his mission for the Dark Lord. Draco is reluctant and Antonin feels duty-bound. But, as Merlin would have it, things change.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Dear recipient: I’m sorry for…well for how this ends. I blame canon.
Dear mods: thank you for your patience with my constant RL interruptions and incorrigible procrastination.

Nobody's Hero (Except for Maybe Yours) )

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