|McKay (scribbulus_ink) wrote in lupin_snape,|
@ 2010-09-26 19:13:00
|Entry tags:||holiday: halloween, prompt: spooky snupin|
Spooky Snupin Guidelines & Prompts!
This year, October's challenge is Spooky Snupin!
Q. There are so many cool prompts! How many may I claim?
A. As many as you think you can handle! Commenting to claim a prompt is optional for this challenge, but you may comment to claim if you want to give people a sneak peek.
Q. What if I want the same prompt that someone else wants?
A. No problem! All prompts may be claimed by more than one person and may be used for either a story or art. This is NOT a first come, first served challenge.
Q. Is there a minimum word count?
A. 100 words.
Q. Is there a maximum word count?
A. Nope! If you want to write a novella/novel-length piece, go for it!
Q. What about art?
A. Art can be a sketch, a doodle, a comic, a full color piece - whatever you have time for!
Q. When may I post my story/art?
A. Any time between October 1 and October 31. The challenge will be over at the end of October, so you need to get your spooky contributions in no later than Halloween! If you claim a prompt in September and get it written/drawn right away, please do wait until October 1 to post it.
The prompts are for inspirational purposes, not written/drawn for anyone in particular, so the identity of the prompters will not be revealed. Feel free to take the prompts in any direction you choose!
The Spooky Snupin Prompts:
1. A cross-over with the X-Files
2. Zombie invasion scenario
3. Either Severus or Remus loses a bet and has to dress in drag, only to lead to some amazing sex
4. Severus hates Halloween because of Lily's death and Remus decides it's time to change that now that they're bonded and starting a life together.
5. "It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs."
(Mary Shelley - Frankenstein)
6. Hogwarts Halloween Costume Contest organised by Dumbledore.
7. Something like a The Grudge / HP crossover. The Shrieking Shack is cursed due to Snape's death, since he died in sorrow without having been able to tell his true love about his feelings. Decades later, people try to turn the Shack into a summer cottage or something along those lines. They keep getting killed until someone finds out about the origins of the curse. Can it be lifted?
8. Ash, from Army of Darkness (he's SO Severus!) "Right, wrong... I'm the guy with the gun." (change to wand if necessary!)
9. (Ash) "Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I've got news for you pal, you ain't leadin' but two things, right now: Jack and shit... and Jack left town."
10. (Ash) "Don't touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn't understand alloys and compositions and things with... molecular structures."
11. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) (Dr. Phibes):
"Love means never having to say you're ugly."
12. An American Werewolf in London (1981) (Townperson):
"Beware the moon, lads."
13. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) (Dracula):
"Listen to them, the children of the night. What sweet music they make."
14. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) (Van Helsing):
"No, no. Not exactly. I just want to cut off her head and take out her heart."
15. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (Dr. Pretorius):
"To a new world of gods and monsters!"
16. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (George A. Romero):
"When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth."
17. Dracula (1931) (Bela Lugosi):
"I never drink... wine."
18. Dracula (1931) (Bela Lugosi):
"There are far worse things awaiting man than death."
19. The Exorcist III (1990) (Kinderman):
"Yes, I believe. I believe in death. I believe in disease. I believe in injustice and inhumanity, torture and anger and hate... I believe in murder. I believe in pain. I believe in cruelty and infidelity. I believe in slime and stink and every crawling, putrid thing... Every possible ugliness and corruption, you son of a bitch. I believe in you."
20. Hellraiser (1987) (Pinhead):
"No tears please, it's a waste of good suffering."
21. Hocus Pocus (1993) (Dani):
"It's a full moon tonight. That's when all the weirdos are out."
22. Interview with the Vampire (1994) (Lestat):
"Drink from me. And live Forever."
23. One of the boys has a nightmare about giving birth to a litter of puppies.
24. Pumpkin carving for Hogwarts Halloween party
25. Haunting in the dungeons or the DADA teacher's office
26. A black cat crosses one of their paths. What follows?
27. Water dripping somewhere in the distance.
28. What if Remus and Severus, both killed in the war, both turn into ghosts at Hogwarts?
29. THEM! Is it the name of a movie and Snape/Lupin save the world from giant killer ants? Or is it the headline in the Daily Prophet when they marry on Halloween?
31. "He vould have an enormous schwanzstucker." - Inga in Young Frankenstein.
32. "Look, chocolate! Here, take it. Go ahead, take it." Carl Denham - King Kong 2005
33. "Monsters belong in B movies." Carl Denham - King Kong 2005
34. Sally Owens: And I don't want them dancing naked under the full moon!
Aunt Jet Owens: No, of course. The nudity is entirely optional. As you well remember! - from Practical Magic
35. "Just imagine having a stuffed werewolf staring at you from the wall!" Col. Paul Montford Chief Constable - The Werewolf (1941)
36. Dracula meets the Wolfman...oh how cliche'!
37. After term begins vampires get into the school (a few sneak in but get caught,large amounts launch a huge attack,either possibly accompanied by other dark creatures, ect ect- your choice) and S ends up getting bitten whilst protecting the students/preventing the vampires from actually entering the school. R to the rescue! (Maybe in wolfsbane-dosed werewolf form?) R&S successfully capture the vampires, and maybe R helps S adjust to his new life as a vampire/ half-vampire because he wasn't fully bitten or had a potion, whatever.
40. "TRUE! nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why WILL you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How then am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily, how calmly, I can tell you the whole story." - Edgar Allen Poe, "The Tell-Tale Heart"
41. "You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. AT LENGTH I would be avenged; this was a point definitively settled -- but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong." - Edgar Allen Poe, "The Cask of Amontillado"
42. "At the time of Samhain, more so than any other time of the year, the ghosts of the dead were able to mingle with the living, because at Samhain the souls of those who had died during the year traveled into the otherworld. People gathered to sacrifice animals, fruits, and vegetables. They also lit bonfires in honor of the dead, to aid them on their journey, and to keep them away from the living. On that day all manner of beings were abroad: ghosts, fairies, and demons--all part of the dark and dread."
43. We all go a little mad sometimes.” (“Psycho,” 1960)
44. “They’re all gonna laugh at you.” (“Carrie,” 1976) Poor Carrie White, the quintessential high school outcast. Carrie fields her share of ridicule and scorn from her classmates, teachers and even her religious freako of a mom. A possessor of psionic powers, But come prom time, Carrie finds her peers begin to accept her, enjoying her company in spite of themselves. Then, as she accepts the honor of Prom Queen, a bucket of pig’s blood is dumped on her head by a particularly nasty rival. Just as Carrie plans to unleash an all-out telekinetic assault, the chilling line resonates with psychedelic fury. In her mind, they do laugh, and suffer and die in horrible ways as a result. I can just see Snape as Carrie.
45. Snupin Labyrinth. Goblin King Snape has stolen Teddy, after Remus has a bought of anger in how difficult it's been raising Teddy by himself. Now he must enter the Labyinth and rescue his son.
46. Snape/Lupin/Sirius and Harry are part of the Ghostbusters, Wizard Division. Evil Poltergeists, unusual hauntings, Who you going to call?
47. Island of Lost Souls
48. Night of the Living Dead
50. The Final Sacrifice
51. Dead Man's Shoes
52. Carnival of Souls
53. King of the Zombies
54. Night of the Hunter
55. The Corpse Vanishes
56. The Brain that Wouldn't Die
57. A Shriek in the Night
58. Deadtime Stories
59. Track of the Moon Beast
60. The Dark Eyes of London
61. Season in Hell
62. Moon of the Wolf
63. Scream of the Wolf
64. I Bury the Living
65. The Devil Bat
66. Nightmare Castle
67. Legacy of Blood
68. Horror on Snape Island - They came, they saw, they died!
Archaeologists searching for Phoenician gold journey to a small and seemingly innocuous island off the coast of England. There they become the hapless victims of a murderous onslaught.
69. Hour of the Wolf
70. Fuck Norge (I'm thinking the *cough* SNL reference not the country...but either work)
71. A burning a candle inside a jack-o-lantern on Halloween keeps evil spirits and demons at bay. If a candle suddenly goes out by itself on Halloween, as though by breath or wind, it is believed that a ghost has come to call.
72. If you hear footsteps trailing close behind you on Halloween night, do not to turn around to see who it is, for it may be Death himself! To look Death in the eye, according to ancient folklore, is a sure way to hasten your own demise.
73. Variation: In Britain/Ireland it was believed that if you were walking along on Halloween night and you heard footsteps behind you, you should not look back as it might be the dead following.
74. A Gaelic Halloween superstition suggests that all souls that are in Purgatory are released and free for 48 hours on All Hallows Eve.
75. Bobbing for apples had is roots as a divination game. A bushel of apples were dumped into a large tub, and participants would use their teeth to grab onto an apple. The winner of the game would be the first in the group to marry. Some variations of this game took it one step further; a crunchy apple meant a happy marriage, but a rotten one meant nothing but misery.
76. Boys and girls peeled their apples into one continuous paring which was then thrown over the shoulder. The letter formed by the dropped paring would be the first initial of the person they would marry.
77. In the first variation, if a young person slowly peels the apple while looking into the mirror; the face of their future spouse will appear. If they're destined to die before marriage, a skull would appear instead. The second variation has no skull but the face of the spouse appearing after the apple has been peeling and sectioned, with the last section being thrown over the shoulder.
78. ss/rl come to new orleans/south Louisiana for a conference on potion making of american witches/wizards, stay in haunted hotel/plantation/whatever
79. Severus is spooky-pranked by weasleys
80. black cats!
81. Winchester Mystery House
82. Snape as Ichabod Crane and Lupin either as the Headless Horseman or a creature who comes out in the moonlight.
83. In the afterlife, Snape and Lupin must agree to a plan to return through the thin boundary between death and life on the Samhain following the defeat of Voldemort or miss their only chance at earthly happiness.
84. Children in this Muggle village are afraid to Trick or Treat at the cottage where the two reclusive men live.
85. "Being Human"/"Harry Potter" crossover: Werewolf George meets another victim of Fenrir Greyback: Remus Lupin.
86. Hogsmeade's Haunted Corn Maze. Professors Lupin and Snape are the lucky ones who get to chaperone that weekend's Hogsmeade trip. When some students go missing inside the maze, they have to brave the maze together, and find things much scarier than scarecrows.
87. Improper and unsavory use of candy corn.
88. Spinner's End gets soaped and t-p'd one Halloween. Severus Snape is not amused.
89. LOVE BITES ~ Severus Snape is an ageless vampire, a collector of virgins. Remus Lupin is still a virgin, even though he's a werewolf. Severus needs to woo Remus before midnight on All Hallow's Eve...or he's a goner!
90. HIGH SPIRITS ~ Remus Lupin is a quirky publicist called in to help save Hogwarts Castle Bed-and-Breakfast in the Highlands of Scotland. Severus Snape is a randy, snide phantom doomed to spend his afterlife with his unwanted bride, Nymphadora. Publicist meets phantom and high jinks and high spirits ensue.
91. Lupin & Snape are drawn into a Comedy of Errors and mistaken as land buyers in a small Highland Scotland valley. Unfortunately, there's also a rabid werewolf terrorizing the valley. And Severus' magic is wonky half the time as he's withholding sex.
92. Severus Snape is not a nice man. He receives a visit from an apple-wielding witch one day and wakes up in Albus Dumbledore's body. Now he has to keep Albus from his first tryst with Remus...deliciously scarred, endearingly romantic, amazingly manually-dexterous Remus Lupin. Hogwarts Castle lends a helping stair...or more.
93. Narcissa Malfoy mistakenly imbibes a faulty potion for enhanced feminine attributes that Draco's been making in the Malfoy Dungeon. The potion interacts with her magic and she falls into a deathlike swoon--right into Remus Lupin's arms and in front of a furious Lucius! Severus has to save his object of lust's body parts, revive Narcissa, punish Draco in a suitable fashion...all while avoiding Lucius Malfoy's wrath.
94. Severus as Little Red Riding Hood. Can be a role play or magical mishap.
95. Magical accident that allows Severus to take on some of Remus's werewolf behaviors, habits, and Remus some of Severus's. Concerned Dumbledore keeps them both in the Shrieking Shack during the full moon which happens to be on Halloween.
96. Certain kinds of Halloween candy makes Remus very amorous and uninhibited. Severus doesn't realize this when he lets Remus eat the candy a student gave Severus as a gift.
97. "There are no alligator's in a muggle sewer Lupin! And no I don't want to go and investigate!" "But it'd be fun, Severus, after all it's All Hallow's Eve!" Or any other investigation Remus convinces Severus to go on a hunt for monsters.
98. Remus and Severus are driving on a dark road on a rainy night and find themselves at Frankenfurter's Castle of Rocky Horror fame.
99. It was a dark and stormy night....
100. While handing out candy Severus realizes that one of the muggle neighbourhood children is a witch/wizard.
101. Severus follows the Old Religion. Tell us the story of one Samhain night, when the Veil between the Worlds grew thin...
102. As we know Severus doesn’t fear ghosts, werewolves, Voldemort or death. However, he has some kind of secret phobia. What happens when Remus finds out about it?
103. Teddy wants to go trick-or-treating!
104. The new house Severus and Remus have bought is haunted. How does the ghost (or more than one?) bother them and how in Merlin’s name are they going to get rid of it?
105. One of our boys gets hit with a bad luck curse so after that everything seems to go wrong. What a nightmare!
106. “Why in Merlin’s name are we staying at this creepy old hotel, Lupin? Couldn’t you find any place else where to spend the night?”
107. Severus Snape spends his days enjoying the fruits of his labors. He raises useful plants and keeps a low profile. He also cannot look into anything reflective, for you see...he's haunted by a dark and snarling visage.
108. Remus wished he'd died that day, but Teddy filled a hole in his heart. Then one day's outing turns into a race against time: Teddy is snatched from his room and clues lead Remus to a mysterious man whose long fingers are achingly familiar. Will they work together or is there more going on here?
109. On All Hallow's Eve the Veil between the Living and the Dead thins. A drunken Harry Potter, wallowing in too much Firewhisky and too many "what-ifs", passed out wishing he could make things right for Remus and Snape.
110. Argus Filch always liked Severus Snape. Now there was a 'Perfessor' what got the right way to punish the pernicious snots that overran the school. He finds a mirror secreted away; he spends time talking in front of it, inviting Severus Snape back to help him keep a new generation in line. There are other ears listening to, and accepting, the invitation.
111. Snape & Sons are well-known for their coffins. When a man wakes up in one, they are introduced to a world of wonder...and appreciation of one-formerly dead, kinda hairy man.
112. John Lupin was a soft-spoken, scholarly man. One day, he takes a walk in the woods and steps into a strange, foggy world. There he finds himself trying to live his doppelganger's--Remus Lupin's--life and drawn into a dark love-triangle.
113. After the repeal of the Anti-werewolf Laws, Remus founds a small business hunting ghosts, ghouls, and gargoyles. Severus Snape has taken up tatting, horticulture, and nurturing Luna Lovegood's children. Fate draws the two of them together when Luna disappears in a locked room.
114. "I've got no bits!" he screamed. "Where in bloody hell have my bits gone?!"
115. "It looks like Wolfsbane. It smells like Wolfsbane. I'm wagering it works like Wolfsbane."
116. "Those swishy robes would look awfully nice on my floor. Guards, make certain Lupin knows where he is!"
117. "Don't! Don't touch anything! Don't breathe on anything! Merlin's Balls, don't even think in the direction of anything!"
118. "Giving an inch just means I'll take more. Why don't you just die like the dog you are?"
119. "Drinking blood doesn't make you a vampire," the low, gravelly voice said. "Reveling in the tang of it on your tongue just makes you a connoisseur."
120. "Oh, yay! Here comes the Boy Wonder and his tame werewolf. We're saved." The door splintered as bare fists battered at it. "Well, that won't keep out the rabble."
121. "I've said it once, I'll say it again: 'Severus Snape, you make one damned sexy beast!'"
122. "Hanging from a beam in the Dark Lord's dungeon playroom is not how I wanted to meet my end. And simpering at Parkinson is really unbecoming of you!"
123. "Why are you so pale?"
"Isn't it obvious?"
"No. And don't look at my ears like that!"
124. "I always liked you. Your looks were interesting, your mind is fascinating. Why did you have to be so...dark?"
125. "It's not a man under a sheet. It's not some bit of prestidigitation. It's a fucking real ghost!!"
126. "The mausoleum was opened from the inside. There's also an overwhelming odor of brimstone."
"That rules out an angelic Snape."
127. "Stop flapping those damned wings! You're getting angelic fluff all over my best wool robes!"
128. "It pierced his artery, filling him with venom. Too bad Lupin had to see that."
129. "It's a dress, Snape. Wear it or by Merlin I'm going to hang you out of a window, upside down! You remember how well you liked that, don't you?"
130. "Miss Parkinson, I understand that a young girl's fancy can be caught by the strangest things, but you must know that...desiring...a professor's attentions is not quite done."
"But, sir, it's not you I'm interested in."
131. "Whips and chains only excite me. Although...a good wank might work in a pinch."
132. "You are under arrest for the murder of..."
133. "The fur is definitely werewolf in origin. We've got two suspects in custody right now."
134. "The broom seems wedged in there, doesn't it?"
135. "Keep that witch away from me! I don't know what I'll do, but it will be awful!"
136. "Keep your grubby paws to yourself, werewolf! And no drooling on my current victim. The slobber does not leave a good taste on my tongue."
137. "Tea! I asked for a bloody cuppa not a quarter of an hour ago and you still haven't brought it to me. Who do I have to kill for a cuppa?!"
138. "The scent of jasmine on your skin makes me blush. Didn't know that, did you? Did you even wonder why I was always there, always at your shoulder?"
139. "Being dead isn't the end. I'll get my revenge!"
140. A bloody note pinned to a wizard's door with a broken cane.
141. A foggy, moonlit night and swirling robes.
142. A wolf's silhouette against the window and a reaching hand.
143. Open hand, vial, tears.
144. Wolf pelt, axe, sorrow.
145. Slytherin scarf draped over a headstone, two shadows holding hands.
146. Full moon, man and wolf torn apart.
147. Unmasking a ghost on one of the moving stairs of Hogwarts.
148. Breaking the plane of a magical portrait, reaching for something/someone.
149. Dangling shackles, dried blood, Death Eater mask broken.
150. "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright."