I always find it harder to thank someone who I owe a great deal than someone I only owe a little. So if there is any good explanation for why it took me so long to post this, that is the only explanation I have. How do you adequately thank someone for giving up so much of their time and their talent for so many years? How do you express how much of a difference their hard work made to someone else? To a *lot* of someones? While I never thought the Snarry ship was in danger of sinking, our fandom would be so much poorer without DJ and her Snarry Games crew. And I don't have enough words to express the true depth of my gratitude. I realize that deep thoughts aren't really my forte. But I couldn't let this opportunity go by unacknowledged. So, thank you, DJ, from the bottom of my Snarry-loving heart. You've made a real difference in our community and we all owe you a debt we can never repay.
( Teeny gift art under the cut... )
Thank You Glitter Pictures
Thank you! It's always a pleasure to participate in the Snarry_Games. Thank you for all your hard work and making it fun.
thank you for all the wonderful work you put into these fantastic Games. I had an amazing time! Here's a little untitled Snarry drabble for you. Enjoy!
A shared look, a smile, followed by a sneer that really is a smile. Then, a glass of Pinot Noir (that only one of them knows how to pronounce) and an accidental touch that is not accidental at all.
Another evening, this time in a restaurant, their table in a secluded area. Their conversation carefully avoids topics that remind them of an uncomfortable past – until one of them announces the ridiculousness of the whole situation, propriety be damned. From then on their talk is easier, because nobody feels like they have to hold back who they are.
Their first kiss doesn't come until until their fifth date and is a surprise to both of them.
I have art that is near completion for you but as I'm not 100% sure I'll get it finished in time (late closing games submission too, whoops!) I'll post my thank you first.
Being a part of the snarry games for three years has brought me more joy than you could imagine. I try to do a few fests a year (they are my only way of ensuring that I am actually productive) and no other I have come across is as well-run, as organised, or as enjoyable as the Snarry Games, and I believe that this is almost entirely down to you and your team.
Thank you so much for all your hard work, all your kindness to us poor sods who beg you for extensions, and for your enthusiasm for the pairing, which shines through and makes the Games what they are.
The Games have given me confidence, have helped me meet new people, and have given me so much joy as both a watcher and as a participant. You help to bring so much high standard fic and art into the fandom and for that I'm so grateful.
Thank you for being the smart, funny, kind, and just all-around awesome person that you are. I was so thrilled to meet you, let alone room with you, at Azkatraz, you have no idea! ♥
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I do have a gift for you, it just is not quite ready yet (that must sound familiar... can I have eighteen extensions?) In the meantime, however, I didn't want to miss my chance to say thank you. I so so appreciate all the work you do and have done on these Games, and it's been an utter privilege to be allowed to take part in them. I remember finding this year's invitation to participate days after the sign up deadline had passed, and wailing in despair. I am so grateful you let me have a place on the team. I had not posted or written ANYTHING since the last games, and to get this story out of me - to finally put down the words that had been rattling around my brain for so long, and actually FINISH something - it's all down to you. I've had a blast, and been introduced to some brilliant new writers and artists. I'm so touched by the generosity and love you tirelessly show for the participants, the community, and our wizarding boys. These Games have been inspiring.
Thank you, thank you, a million times over. Expect the gift of fic(ish...ness...) in the very near future.
P.S. I think we live in the same city. If you ever need some escape from Olympic insanity (Quaaatchi...), it'd be an honour to buy coffee/hard liquor for the Queen Mod herself.
When I first heard about the Snarry Games I knew I wanted to participate more than anything! Every year it's been a challenge--in all senses of the word--and an honor, and most of all a pleasure to be a team member--no matter which team I was on. Thank you for bringing that to the fandom, for giving us a lip-smacking dose of new stories and new art that has always been the highest standard this fandom can produce.
For that I will always adore you!
I really can't say thank you enough. I look forward to the games every year. I've made some great friends through them, and probably wouldn't write much at all if I didn't have them. Thank you so much for this great fest!
I Can't Believe I've Been a Part of This
The first Snarry Games by the 'Olympics' name was really my first major fandom fest as a reader, and I couldn't wait to get up each morning, print out the stories, take them to work, and sneak them in between my meeting notes to read during boring meetings!
I remember reading a story while waiting in the doctor's office once. I remember reading a story and crying, then having to tell my co-workers it was my allergies acting up. I remember so many things about that first fest. Then the second one came along and it was just a good. The writing was so incredible, I never thought I'd be a part of the Games one day.
And to think I've been able to participate in TWO of them! I can't thank you enough for organizing all of this. It will be an experience I'll always treasure.
I've posted fic for you earlier in the comm, but I actually only transcribed Harry and Snape's conversation (and objectively noted what I observed), so I can't take full credit for that entry for your annals of the snarry_games. This here is my genuine...
( Thank you... )
Heartfelt thanks <3
Oh DJ, thank you, thank you! for everything you've done for us and for Snarry fandom--your strength and fortitude in putting on the Games has always and will always amaze me. Maybe one of the most amazing things about it is how dedicated and tireless and pro-Snarry you've been through all the long hours and difficult moments and sleep deprivation--you and your whole team have truly exhibited superhuman endurace!--and all for the sake of the fun of it. :D It's a full time job to run a show like you do and I don't think I'll ever get over how much you've put into it, out of love for Snarry and your friends and fans. ♥
Thank you again, so much.
Thank you, DJ!
Thanks for all your time and efforts in running this great fest, yet again. I have contributed to all but 1 of them, and feel very honored to have been a part of it all. This fest adds so much great work to fandom! Thanks again, for all you do!
( A present for DJ )
Thanks for all your hard work, DJ!! Snarry Games has helped and saved me in so many ways, and I could never thank you enough!!
A little Gift of Thanks
The Snarry community wouldn't be half so strong or so fun without you. Thank you for bringing us all together year after year. The stories and art produced during the Snarry Games are second to none!
On a more personal level, you renew my love for the pairing even as canon made it near impossible. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it! It's been such an honor and a pleasure. Seriously, I can't thank you enough! I've just had so much goddamn fun making art and meeting people. Like, it was AMAZING to meet you in person. ;laskdjfadsf I'm incoherent.
So in thanks, I realized I never did any uh.. porny art for the Games.
So...( here it is )
Thank you to DJ
When I first discovered the joy of Snarry, back when I merely read and lurked, along came the Snarry Games, and I was blown away by the quality of the fics. From 2006, my ambition was to write something good enough for the Games. I remember saying to Rakina, who was my beta, that all I wanted was to be picked for the Games, because then I would know that I had arrived as a writer of fanfic. I was so delighted when I was chosen last year, and I angsted like hell over my fic and worried that I wouldn't be able to live up to the incredibly high standard required. I was just as overjoyed to take part again this year, with rather more confidence, and I'm so grateful to have had this opportunity. Thank you for running these awesome Games, and giving an enormous amount of pleasure to a lot of people.
With Deepest Thanks...
Dear Snarry Games
I was going to write a drabble. No, really, I was! But then I heard that DJ liked a bit of dub-con mixed in with her double penetration, and really... is 100 words enough?
I didn't think so.
This is so very vague, but I hope you enjoy it regardless.
Thank you so much for the past FOUR YEARS(!! OMG!!) of snarry_games goodness. Fandom is so much richer for it.
Title: Have Your Cake...
Pairing: Snarry plus Snape
Warnings: Dub Con/Double Penetration
Word Count: 641
A/N: Based on this art by jin_fenghuang.
( Have Your Cake... )
YOU TOTALLY ROCK!! No, really. You do. You run the best fic fest of all the fic fests. And I've done more than my share of them. And you do it every single year. Why do you think I'm such a pest about wanting to join the Snarry Games? Because it's always so damn good.
I wish I had something real for you, like a song, or a drabble, or a drawing, but I'm bogged down in yet another fest. D'oh!
Thank you for another well-run, creative and awesome fest that encouraged some of the finest writing in all of the Harry Potter fandom. YOU ROCK! And that is the plain truth of it.
Thanks for all of your hard work, and patience when we lagged behind and struggled with prompts, genres, temperamental or AWOL muses, and the interruptions of RL. You kept us focused and determined and for that we are grateful. My daughter will be the first one to tell you how insanely excited I was to be invited back. I squee'd and leapt around like a total idiot! *snort* I consider it an honor to compete among many of my own favorite artists and authors. The Games help me to challenge myself and work harder, try new things, and move outside of my comfort zone. It makes for several months of excited anticipation when I come home from work and sit at my computer to see what new pic or fic has been posted. I didn't do a singular piece for you, but, instead the boys and my muse insisted on one for all the mods and all the participants. I know you've already seen it. It's for you too! The boys and I are all crossing all possible body parts, hoping for the Games to continue again next year, with great anticipation. Maybe by then, I will have returned to art school and my stuff will be much improved. I raise a glass of Bunratte's to you my dear!! *hugs from the boys and I*
I wish I had something more tangible to offer you than my heartfelt thanks, but please know that it really is heartfelt. I never dreamed that I'd be allowed to play with some of the most awe-inspiring writers in fandom, so thank you for giving that to me.
Thank you for running the Games, which never fail to produce some of the best work on offer for the pairing. I know... well, I don't know with any certainty, but I can imagine the amount of work that goes into it, the ups and downs (hopefully the ups far outweigh the downs), and the emotional toll it must take on you, wrangling all of these different personalities and perspectives. But you always manage to keep a cool head and keep an eye on the more important issue: teh Snarry, in all its glorious forms.
Thank you for your dedication to the pairing, your perseverance, inspiration, infinite patience, and most of all for inspiring the churning out of such wonderful Snarry works each year. If this truly is your last one, I hope you'll remember your experiences with pride, a great sense of accomplishment, and true fondness. I know that's how I think of my own experiences with the Games.
So, thank you for letting me play in your Games, two years running, and for allowing me to stretch a little bit and create a couple of stories that I am truly proud of, and that might never have been written otherwise.
Getting to know you, both on and off the internet over the past couple of years has been a great experience.
You are funny, and sweet, and honest almost to a fault. I love your No Bullshit attitude, and the fact that you can also be mind blowingly diplomatic. And your sense of humour is waaay too much like mine for our own safety! :D
Thank you so much for all of the work that you do, and the joy that you bring us Snarry fans. The first Snarry meet-up that I attended (in Toronto) just blew my mind. I know you didn't do it alone, but you are truly the driving force behind the love and success of the 'ship'. And yet, I've never seen you seeking attention for it.
Cheers hon! The Games have inspired me to make some of the best art that I've ever produced, and I can't begin to tell you what a thrill it was to be asked to do the art for the banners last year. Dear God! I WAS A FUCKIN' ANSWER ON THE TRIVIA GAME AT THE LAST MEET UP! How cool is that??
I know you said that Orlando would be too hot for you, but it really wouldn't be the same without you there. I promise to buy you a fan and a bag of ice.
and draw you porn
Think about it! I'm sure, with all the writers and artists that plan to go, we can make it WELL worth your while! :D
Thanks so much for all of the love and comments and support and snark that you've given me. I've cherished it all.
Thank you so much for running this, year after year. ♥ You're brilliant and every year, the games are a huge success. I can only imagine how much time and effort and dedication you put into this. I'm honoured to have been allowed to take part in the Games this year.
♥ You're fantastic! Words can't express how awesome you are to the Snarry fandom and indeed to the entire HP fandom as a whole.