23 May 2008 @ 06:37 pm
TEAM PHOENIX ENTRY: Beth H "Learning the Landscape "  
Title: Learning the Landscape
Author: Beth H / [info]bethbethbeth
Team: Phoenix
Genre(s): Alternate Reality *Hover/Click for Games Definition of Alternate Reality* & Romance
Prompt(s): Tabloid Headlines
Rating: NC-17
Warning/Kinks: * *Strong language, semi-public fellatio, anal sex, references to despicable political allegiances, hate crimes, and other criminal activities.**
Word Count: ~21,000
Summary: Second generation celebrity, pop sensation, rising movie star: Harry Potter is looking for something more meaningful in his life than mere fame. However, when he inexplicably decides to make ex-con Steven Snape part of that "something more meaningful," well...it's too much to expect the press to ignore it forever.
A/N: (a) Apart from setting this story in America in 2006, some additional liberties have been taken with the timeline: Harry's parents (and any other "Marauders" who might make an appearance), have the same birth dates they have in canon. The rest of the characters - including Harry and Snape - were all born approximately five years later than their canon birth dates...and Harry is just over 21 for those of you who care about that sort of thing.
(b) The footnotes, which are dotted throughout the story, are partly educational and partly inserted for my own amusement. If you're easily jolted out of the narrative flow of a story, don't bother clicking on them. I guarantee you won't miss anything too significant.
(c) Most importantly, though...shifting this story away from a magical world and back into the real world means that the story, of necessity, deals with some groups and ideologies that JKR was able to examine by way of metaphors in her novels. Believe me when I tell you I'm taking them very seriously.
Many thanks: to the very patient mods - and to Meri and Regan V for their speedy and exceedingly helpful betas!

Learning the Landscape by Beth H )
21 May 2007 @ 08:09 pm
TEAM WARTIME ENTRY: BethH "Forsaking All Others"  

Original poster: snarrymod

Title: Forsaking All Others
Author: Beth H. ([info]bethbethbeth)
Team: Wartime
Genres: Angst and Hurt/Comfort
Prompt: Hostile Territory
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/Spoilers: Drag mouse over space if you wish to know: * Do I need to warn for an established relationship? Also: bad language, oral sex, anal sex, character death (but not Snape or Harry) *
Word Count: ~10,500 +/-
Author's Notes: By the time the Games started, it was clear to me that my original story idea - good though I think it was - was never going to get written . . . and between floods, family medical emergencies, and a massive case of writer's block, it was starting to look as if I was going to have to default on a challenge for the first time ever. Then [info]regan_v and [info]meri_oddities kidnapped me, gave me four new story ideas, and offered to beta for me because they are the best! Thanks so much to Regan and Meri (and the lovely [info]femmequixotic), without whose help this story would never have been completed, and thanks also to the mods for their patience and good spirits. Oh, and btw...if you notice some other genres (humor and romance) creeping into the story at any point, please try to ignore them for the sake of my teammates.

Summary: The war giveth and the war taketh away. Or not...if Harry has anything to say about it.

Forsaking All Others )