Mon, Apr. 21st, 2014, 02:48 pm
[info]atdelphi: ART: "To That Which Improves with Age" for purplefluffycat

Recipient: [info]purplefluffycat
Artist: ???
Title: To That Which Improves with Age
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Albus Dumbledore/Horace Slughorn
Medium: pencil on paper
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *none*.
Summary: An intimate moment between friends...

To That Which Improves with Age )

Fri, Apr. 11th, 2014, 02:37 pm
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Dirigible Plum" for wwmrsweasleydo

Recipient: [info]wwmrsweasleydo
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Dirigible Plum
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Xenophilius Lovegood/Albus Dumbledore, mentions of Horace Slughorn/various others
Word Count: About 6700
Medium: Prose
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *None.*
Summary: It’s 1946, and the Wizarding world is emerging from the shadow of Prussia. For Xenophilius, there could be no more exciting time to study further at L'Académie de Beauxbatons - especially when his life is lit-up by one very special visitor.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Happy HP_Beholder, [info]wwmrsweasleydo! I very much hope you like this tale. From your prompts, I worked with the idea of 'characters supporting one another', with a touch of comedy and, hopefully, a heart-warming ending. Many thanks also go to [info]atdelphi, for running this very special fest once more.

Dirigible Plum )

Sun, Apr. 28th, 2013, 08:28 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "The Reluctant Phoenix" for dueltastic

Recipient: [info]dueltastic
Author/Artist: ???
Title: The Reluctant Phoenix
Rating: Up to NC-17 (although most of the story rates lower)
Pairings: Albus Dumbledore/Minerva McGonagall, Horace Slughorn/Elphias Doge, Albus Dumbledore/Horace Slughorn
Word Count: ~23,600
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Cross-gen - teacher/student (Minerva is 18), infidelity in secondary pairing.*.
Summary: Albus thought that he was a non-running member of the human race when it came to romantic relationships. If pushed, he would have said that he was the kind of wizard who preferred wizards. -All that, of course, was before Minerva came along.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Thanks to [info]dueltastic for such open-ended and thought-provoking prompts. I have tried to incorporate elements of your following suggestions into this story: "non-traditional relationships, things people make work in their own ways when it's not obvious how or why it does", "eras and places we see only hints of in canon", "age differences being acknowledged", "blurry definitions" and "fluidity in gender roles and sexual orientation." Many thanks also to [info]atdelphi for modding [info]hp_beholder 2013!

The Reluctant Phoenix

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Thu, Apr. 11th, 2013, 06:51 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Cabled Socks and Cognac" for purplefluffycat

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Recipient: [info]purplefluffycat
Author: ???
Title: Cabled Socks and Cognac
Rating: light R
Pairings: Horace Slughorn/Albus Dumbledore
Word Count: ~1,500
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *one sentence of explicit sex*.
Summary: When Albus Dumbledore appears one night, a mystified Harry Potter by his side, echoes of the past arrive in his wake. Lured back to Hogwarts by the mystery of a blackened finger and Muggle knitting patterns, Horace Slughorn attempts to reawaken their relationship with the help of a pair of socks.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to my adorable beta. purplefluffycat, after five different drafts, this is the least angst I could write. I hope you enjoy this missing moment, despite the brevity.

Cabled Socks and Cognac )

Sun, Apr. 17th, 2011, 01:29 pm
[info]beholder_mod: FIC & ART: "Give Him the Good News" for tripperfunster

Recipient: Tripperfunster
Author/Artist: [info]camillo1978
Title: Give Him the Good News
Rating: G for the picture, R for the story
Pairings: Albus Dumbledore/Argus Filtch
Word Count: 2500
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *war story; slash*.
Summary: Like many of his generation, there’s a lot more to Argus Filtch than meets the eye. Albus Dumbledore discovers that he isn’t the only man in London with a heavy conscience.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Picture drawn in Photoshop. Profound apologies to Tripperfunster for not drawing comic smut. I couldn’t do it nearly as well as you do! Instead, I’m afraid I got all thoughtful about character history and this was the result.

Give Him the Good News )

Tue, Apr. 12th, 2011, 01:14 pm
[info]beholder_mod: FIC: What the Butler Elf Saw" for purplefluffycat

Recipient: [info]purplefluffycat
Author: [info]regan_v
Title: What the Butler Elf Saw
Rating: G
Pairings: Dumbledore/Flitwick
Word Count: 2,400
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): * Peeves finally gets a taste of what’s coming to him. Otherwise, nothing*.
Summary: Harry and Ron didn’t discover the Hogwarts house-elves until the fourth year, but of course the elves were there all along. And they’ve seen it all.
Author's Notes: [info]purplefluffycat, I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Downton Abbey, but it was a strong influence here. I hope you enjoy this. My sincere thanks go to pir8fancier, who made this much better than it otherwise would have been. To write or to cook with her is always sheer pleasure.

What the Butler Elf Saw )

Sat, Apr. 24th, 2010, 12:53 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: ART: "Timing is Everything" for tripperfunster

Recipient: [info]tripperfunster
Artist: [info]shadowycat
Title: Timing is Everything
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Dumbledore/Filch
Warnings: Nudity, Oral Sex
Media: Pencil, colored pencil and pen
Artist's Notes: Tripperfunster, your art has made me smile many, many times, I hope this time I can return the favor. Thanks for the chance to try something new. :D

Timing is Everything )

Sun, Apr. 19th, 2009, 12:08 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "By The Light Of The Moon" for venturous

Recipient: [info]venturous / [info]venturous1
Author: [info]psyfic
Title: By The Light Of The Moon
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Albus/Phineas, Severus/Minerva
Word Count: 8,480
Warnings: voyeurism, wanking, non-sexual violence, Rowlingesque Latin, portrait sex, first time, h/c
Summary: One cold and fateful night in that wretched year of the Hallows, two couples come to a better understanding of one another...
Author's Notes: Thank you to [info]venturous / [info]venturous1 for her spread of pairings and prompts that inspired this fic. Pleasant beholding!

By The Light Of The Moon )

Wed, Apr. 30th, 2008, 04:45 pm
[info]beholder_mod: ART: 'A Patented Daydream' for tripperfunster

Recipient: [info]tripperfunster
Artist: [info]sigune
Title: A Patented Daydream
Rating: G
Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Albus Dumbledore
Media: inks, watercolour, gold Hybrid roller
Warnings: Crack. Oh, and bondage, but I'm just saying that to attract viewers. See rating.
Summary: Some loves are impossible, but dreaming about them is not. Minerva McGonagall tests a Weasley product.
Artist's Notes: This picture was betaed by [info]protowilson, [info]sydpad and Cecilia Latella. *BIG HUGS* to them for helping me out - those comments were immensely useful. Anything that still looks odd is entirely due to my ineptitudes. No one but myself is responsible for the colours - or for the idea :P.

'A Patented Daydream' in color )

'A Patented Daydream' in b&w )

Sun, Apr. 27th, 2008, 04:20 pm
[info]beholder_mod: FIC: 'The Antelope and the Lion' for lee_west

Recipient: [info]lee_west
Author: [info]westernredcedar
Title: The Antelope and the Lion
Rating: R
Pairings: Aberforth/Grindelwald, also: Albus/Grindelwald
Word Count: ~7000
Warnings: Unusual POV. Angst, dark humor. If you think Albus Dumbledore is perfect and wonderful, this is not the fic for you. Murder, canon character death. Oh, and I suppose Gellert would be 16 during his relationship with Albus, because that's canon, folks!
Summary: There is nothing an ambitious Chaos Spirit likes to play with more than a family as dysfunctional as the Dumbledores.
Author's Notes: (1) lee_west, this is rather experimental. Sorry. This pairing just took me there. Actually, JKR took me there with the screwed up story of the Dumbledore family. I just decided to actually go there. (2) There is no doubt the form of this fic was subtly influenced by "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak. (3) Thank you to my betas: L for the reality check, N for the idea that made it work so much better, and B for the rest.

The Antelope and the Lion )

Fri, Apr. 25th, 2008, 04:27 pm
[info]beholder_mod: FIC and ART: 'The Problem With Memories' for alwaysasnapefan

Recipient: [info]alwaysasnapefan
Author: [info]purplefluffycat
Artist: [info]purplefluffycat
Title: The Problem With Memories
Rating: Fic - NC17, although much of the story rates lower. Illustration - PG-13/soft R
Warnings: (Canon) character death, Illustration (embedded within the story): nudity (although no naughty bits are visible...)
Pairings: Horace Slughorn/Albus Dumbledore, with background Severus Snape/Minerva McGonagall
Word Count: About 20,000
Summary: Horace's relationship with Albus has never been straightforward; he has always been left at once ecstatic, confused and hurt to the bone. As the two friends become reacquainted during one of the wizarding world's most trying years, what, this time, might play out differently? How might memories of times past impact upon the future, and what secrets might come to the surface? Set during 'The Half Blood Prince.'
Author's Notes: I have thoroughly enjoyed the chance to explore some of the many possibilities for this rich pairing. I hope, [info]alwaysasnapefan, that this story pleases you - I have tried to keep a fair amount of happiness and humour here, despite the fact that the characters seemed determined to be angsty! ;-) Thanks also to the mod for such a superb and original exchange!

The Problem With Memories )

Tue, Apr. 22nd, 2008, 04:31 pm
[info]beholder_mod: FIC: 'Minerva McGonagall and the Very Long Day' for Shocolate

Recipient: Shocolate [info]shocfix
Author: [info]xochiquetzl
Title: Minerva McGonagall and the Very Long Day
Rating: G
Pairings: Dumbledore/McGonagall
Word Count:
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: All those Harry Potter people belong to J.K. Rowling. Please don't sue.
Summary: Minerva has a long day at work.
Author's Notes: Thanks to [info]argyle_s for the beta.

Minerva McGonagall and the Very Long Day )