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January 12th, 2012

02:09 am - HP Tarot Awards Announcement! Here are the winners!
Thank you all for being so patient! It's time to reveal the HP Tarot Round Four Awards! Thank you to all who nominated and of course to all who participated and made it such a fantastic fest.

Each award is listed below the cut, with the "big" awards, for favorite fic, favorite art, and top commenter at the bottom! Winners, please grab your banners and post them in your journals!

We had a lot of nominations. Many pieces were nominated for more than one possible award. In those cases I usually picked one, but I'll list some of the others. And the voting for favorite fic and art was very close, with a few contenders in each category!

To the awards! )

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September 24th, 2011

04:00 pm - Tarot fest award nominations please!
Awards nominations time!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, at HP Tarot we always have awards. But these aren't just for the single best entry. You can nominate in ANY category you can think of! Bitterest Snape? Best use of colour? Most awesome use of symbolism? Most Epic Misuse of a Potion? Whatever you wish to praise, please do.

To nominate an entry for an award, please comment on this post (comments are screened) or email me directly at ravenna_c_tan at with your nominations. You may nominate as many entries as you like in as many categories as you like! The only rule is you may not nominate your own fic or art.

The awards will be in the form of banners one can post in one's user profile and journal, and every winner will also get their choice of one of the Magic University ebooks (a Tarot-themed erotic romance fantasy series by yours truly and published by Ravenous Romance).

And then we have the three big awards!
Favorite Art
Favorite Fic
Top Commenter

Even if you do not submit a nomination to a category of your own creation, please do vote for your favorites in these three "big" categories! Winners in these three will win a banner proclaiming their awesomeness and also their choice of the whole set of Magic U ebooks (4 novels & one anthology) or an autographed paperback of book one, The Siren & The Sword.


All votes and nominations must be posted or received in email by midnight Eastern USA time on OCTOBER 1st. EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5th.

Have fun! Use the master list for easy reference to all 16 fics and 17 pieces of art entered into this round!

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03:32 pm - Round Four, Master List!
And here it is, the master list of all fic and art from Round Four of the Potterverse Tarot Fest. We had 16 fics and 17 pieces of art this time around.

A couple of fun trends and fest facts:

• Not a single artist had to drop out of the fest! You guys rock! (though 2 writers did go AWOL)

• Most popular character was Draco Malfoy with 8 appearances in art or as a main character. Snape is next at 7, and Harry has 6.

• All total 21 canon characters are represented as main characters including Lavender Brown, Luna Lovegood, Evan Rosier, and many others.

• This round had no smutty bits! Strange, I know. Even my own fic was PG.

•This round seemed to have a large number of fics that served as character studies, recapping a character's memories or exploring their psyche. Some were secondary characters like Rosier and Lavender, others familiar like Draco and Snape.

• This was the first round of the fest we've had since the canon "closed."

FIC: 16 fics )

ART: 17 pieces of art )

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02:17 pm - HP Tarot Round Four, Week Four, Roundup!
And here it is, the round up of Week Four, the end of the fest!
(Later today I will put up a post asking for people's nominations for awards. In addition to best fic & best art, you can nominate in ANY category you can think of! Bitterest Snape? Best use of colour? Most awesome use of symbolism? Whatever you wish to praise, please do. For now, just be thinking about it, and don't forget to comment on the entries below!)


Nine of Swords
"Possibilities" by wendynat, Hermione/Ron, Hermione/Snape, R

Two of Swords
"Twenty Years" by aylarah_scale, Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, PG

Knight of Wands
"No Matter Where You Go... (There You Are)" by [info]tryslora, Draco, PG

Ace of Swords
"The Edge" by [info]lotrwariorgodss, Severus Snape, Snape/Harry, PG-13

Four of Cups
"The Cup Offered" by [info]gatewaygirl, Draco, PG-13 (H/D vibes)


The Devil
by [info]vividzephyr, Tom Riddle, PG

Knight of Coins
"Tied Up," by Sugareey, Lucius Malfoy, PG

Three of Coins
"Master of Charms" by Fox Estacado, Hermione, G

Two of Cups
by Leochi, Albus Severus/Scorpius, PG

The Fool
by Jkivela, Harry, G

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02:00 pm - ART: The Fool (Harry, G)
Title: Harry, the Fool
Author: [info]jkivela
Type: Art
Main character or Pairing: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Disclaimer: the usual, not mine, not making money
Warnings: none
Card Drawn: The Fool
Card Interpretation: A redraw of the classic Fool Card from the Rider-Waite-Smith deck
Artist Notes: The dog is supposed to be Sirius.

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12:38 am - FIC: Four of Cups (2 of 2)
part 2 or 2 -- see headers here:

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12:35 am - FIC: Four of Cups (1 of 2)
Title: The Cup Offered
Author: GatewayGirl
Type: Fiction
Length: ~12,000
Main character: Draco (HP/DM vibes)
Card: Four of Cups
Card Interpretation: What you truly desire is available to you, but you do not see it. Discontent and uncertainty blind you to what is offered. Apathy after a long struggle. Negative attitudes strain relationships. Possible affairs. Change is needed.
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Characters belong to JK Rowling, Warner Bros. and others. I'm just playing with them.
Warnings: Could be epilogue-compliant ... or not.
Summary: After the war, Draco finds himself not only on the losing side, but not as impressive as he had been raised to believe. It's hard to see past that.
Author Notes: Thanks to sociofemme for a last-minute beta.

The Cup Offered

read on )
On to Part 2

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September 22nd, 2011

05:54 pm - Art: Two of Cups by leochi
Artist: leochi
Card: Two of Cups
Pairing or Main Character: Scorpius / Albus Severus
Rating: PG
Medium: Watercolours
Disclaimer: JKR owns everything.
Interpretation: Two of Cups: The card is indicative of romance, passions and emotions. A partnership may be indicated. Soulmates. This love may be immature, though, if the people involved do not know themselves.

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08:28 am - FIC: Ace of Swords
Title: The Edge
Author: [info]lotrwariorgodss
Type: Fiction
Length: 6,800 words
Main character or Pairing: Severus Snape; Snape/Harry
Cards/Card Interpretation:
Ace of Swords
Every Sword card in the Tarot bears the duality of good and evil but the Ace is particularly susceptible to it. It is the beginning, the spark of potential that will influence all that lies ahead. The Sword by itself can never be positive or negative. The bearer of the sword determines whether he will wield it with clarity and truth of purpose, or with anger and aggression. The Ace of Swords shows the beginning of a situation whose potential is as double-edged as the blade of a sword. There is great power, even excessive power at times, in both love and hatred. But the Ace does not show either triumph or defeat; it has the potential for both lying within it. It is up to the bearer of the Sword to tap that great potential, and it is his actions that decide what will become of it.
The Ace of Swords often represents an insight or a breakthrough in the world of the spirit. You can clear away the fog that has kept you from seeing the inner truth, and you can cut away all the bonds of the past that have held you back. The time to act is now, and if you set your mind to accomplishing your goals, you can achieve anything you desire

Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Anything recognizable isn't mine, it belongs to Jo and WB and whoever else has a legal claim.
Warnings: Brief mention of child molestation and animal abuse, mentions of sexual activity, implied torture
Summary: We make choices every day. But what really defines us? Is it our choices or how we feel about our choices? Does regret define us more than the choice itself? Harry and Severus discuss (i.e. Severus tries to convince Harry he is unlovable and Harry is a stubborn brat).
Author Notes: Thanks to my RL beta [info]ieke85! And thanks to [info]ravenna_c_tan for running this fest again – it's always been one of my favorites!

The Edge )

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September 21st, 2011

09:10 pm - Art: Three of Coins by foxestacado
Title: Master of Charms
Artist: [info]foxestacado
Type: Art
Main character or Pairing: Hermione Granger
Rating: G
Disclaimer: This is a transformative work of fan appreciation and the character(s) are not mine.
Warnings: None
Summary: For Hermione, no amount of complex wandwaving can find her happiness. But her anger, frustration, resentment, and resignation can create beautiful, intricate, organic things.
Cards Drawn: Three of Coins
Card Interpretation: Skillful work is both rewarded and appreciated. Master craftsman at work.
Artist Notes: Inspired from Half-Blood Prince.

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06:58 am - No Matter Where You Go... (There You Are)
Title: No Matter Where You Go... (There You Are)
Author: [info]tryslora
Type: Fiction
Length: 5100 words
Main character or Pairing: Draco Malfoy
Card: Knight of Wands
Card Interpretation: Departure, absence. I took this to mean a fair-haired youth on a journey, but not only the physical sort.
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: The people and world of Harry Potter belong to JK Rowling; I just like to write here. No infringement is intended.
Warnings: None needed. EWE.
Summary: When the war is done, Draco walks away. Eventually, he realizes it is time to stop leaving, and to find a new path and possibly an end to his journeying. A surprise encounter with an ex-classmate adds a few unexpected bumps in the road.
Author Notes: Thank you to [info]eternaleponine for the beta (and her patience with this being longer than I meant it to be originally!). Thank you to [info]ravenna_c_tan for hosting this fest; I had fun!

No Matter Where You Go... (There You Are) )

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September 20th, 2011

12:42 pm - Fic: Two of Swords by aylarah_scale
Title: Twenty Years
Author: [info]aylarah_scale
Type: Fiction
Length: 2015
Main character or Pairing: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I don’t own Harry Potter, just play with him a bit :P
Warnings: None
Summary: Twenty years after the war means it’s about time Harry and Draco review how they should interact.
Card Interpretation: "Friendship and union. An alliance to achieve a goal."
Author Notes: This definitely isn’t how I was originally imagining this fic – it was going to be much longer and have a lot more plot, but life got in the way and if I wanted any chance of getting it written in time, it had to be shorter. I hope it’s still enjoyable.

Twenty Years )

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12:38 pm - Art: Knight of Pentacles by sugareey
Title: Tied Up
Author: [info]sugareey
Type: Art
Main character: Lucius Malfoy
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Card Drawn: Knight of Coins
Card Interpretation: Reverse- The Knight of Pentacles/Coins has all kinds of projects going, focussed on improving his position and finances. He takes his work very seriously, and has long term plans, including what he wants to be, what he wants to do. This can cause him problems when it comes to handling the unexpected or improvising. If he didn't plan for it, he doesn't know what to do about it...
Author Notes: Really excited to be part of this again, thanks to [info]ravenna_c_tan! It was fun drawing this, and it's been a while since I've drawn on paper so yes. Hope you like this! Cheers!

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September 19th, 2011

03:47 pm - Fic: The Nine of Swords by WendyNat
Title: Possibilities
Author: WendyNat
Type: Fiction
Length: ~3800 words
Main character or Pairing: Hermione. Pairings: Hermione/Ron, Hermione/Snape
Rating: R
Disclaimer: The characters don’t belong to me, and I’m making no money from this.
Warnings: n/a
Summary: After viewing the Pensieve with Snape’s memories, Hermione re-evaluates her own relationship.
Card Interpretation: I used the interpretation listed from Learning the Tarot: “The Nine of Swords represents the pain that we generate from within. What tortures we put ourselves through when our fears and doubts overwhelm us."
Author Notes: A very huge thank-you to Rilla for her excellent and extremely fast beta help. Thanks also to the mods of the HP Tarot challenge for inspiring me to return to HP fanfiction, though this fic might surprise some of my prior readers.

”Possibilities” )

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05:37 am - Art: The Devil
Title: The Devil
Artist: [info]vividzephyr
Type: Art
Main character(s): Tom Riddle & Nagini.
Rating: PG.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters belong to JK Rowling. This work was created entirely for fun without making any profit. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warnings: None.
Summary: Tom Riddle promises knowledge, power, and everything else his followers could possibly want if they bind themselves to him...
Cards Drawn: The Devil
Card Interpretation:Sometimes it is good to dance with Bacchus, surrendering control, or be Bacchus and manipulate. Too much restraint can hold you back and keep you from achieving important things. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man or woman of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. -- Aeclectic Tarot

The Devil )

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September 18th, 2011

01:24 pm - HP Tarot Week Three Round Up!
We have only one week left to go after this to finish the fest. Please be sure to give some comment-love to the participants and remember we have ebooks and other cool stuff as prizes for the best commenters!


Five of Coins by [info]its_art, Sirius Black (PG)

Nine of Wands by [info]angelbabecj, Molly Weasley (G)

King of Coins by Yappatan, Severus Snape (G)

Nine of Cups by Astridfire, Bill/Fleur (G)

King of Cups by Leochi, Remus Lupin (PG)


Page of Cups
"Head in the Clouds" by ExcentrykeMuse (Luna/Draco, G)

The Star
"The Star" by [info]dexstarr (Narcissa Malfoy, PG)

Seven of Wands
"Non Timeo Mortem" by Eternaleponine (Evan Rosier/Severus Snape. PG-13)

Two of Wands
"The Lion, The Dragon, and Too Many Changes" by [info]scarletladyy, (Draco, Hermione, PG-13)

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September 17th, 2011

11:23 pm - Fic: Two of Wands
Title: The Lion, The Dragon and Too Many Changes
Author: [info]scarletladyy
Type: Fiction
Length: 3,806
Main character or Pairing: Draco Malfoy
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: All recognisable characters and content belongs to JK Rowling
Warnings: Voldemort-Wins AU, background abuse
Summary: Draco's been away seven months, and when he gets back he finds none other than Hermione Granger cleaning his rooms. As time wears on he realises just how much the world has changed since he's left, and just what he's going to do about it.
Card Interpretation: In spite of the fact that Draco is supposed to have everything he's ever wanted, he still isn't happy.
Author Notes: Thank you so much to my beta [info]felidaeryl.

The Lion, The Dragon and Too Many Changes )

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September 16th, 2011

12:01 am - ART: Five of Coins
Title: Five of Coins
Artist: [info]its_art
Type: Art
Main character: Sirius Black
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Harry Potter is the property of JK Rowling and her publishers.
Warnings: None
Cards Drawn: Five of Coins
Card Interpretation: Pilgrimage. Downtrodden but not beaten. A warning of material troubles ahead.
Artist Notes: Done in Photoshop CS5. Many thanks to [info]twilightsorcery for the beta.

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September 15th, 2011

07:09 pm - Fic: Non Timeo Mortem by eternaleponine
Title: Non Timeo Mortem
Author: [info]eternaleponine
Type: Fiction
Length: 1072 words
Main character: Evan Rosier
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: JK Rowling owns Harry Potter and his world. I'm just borrowing them.
Warnings: Character Death
Summary: Evan Rosier faces off against six aurors in the aftermath of the fall of Voldemort.
Card Interpretation: A man defends himself with one wand against six others. This is the "under siege" card. The stakes are high, and the querent is under attack; even worse, the odds are against him. This is where the energy you've been using to create must be used to defend what you've created.
Author Notes: Thank you to [info]tryslora and [info]graeae for beta reading.

Non Timeo Mortem )

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10:12 pm - Art: Nine of Wands
Title: Not my daughter...
Artist: [info]angelbabecj
Type: Art
Main character or Pairing: Molly Weasley
Rating: G
Disclaimer: This is a transformative work of fan appreciation and the character(s) are not mine.
Warnings: None
Summary: Right from DH.
Cards Drawn: Nine of Wands
Card Interpretation: Courage in the face of attack or adversity, any opposition will be defeated. Wands are also associated with the element fire.
Artist Notes: Pencil, fineliner pens and a little retouching. Many thanks to Ravenna for hosting again and making me break out my pencils for the first time in far too long. Also, I had a lot of fun with the wands, there are a lot of details I put far too much thought into.

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