Sat, May. 25th, 2013, 06:20 pm
[info]atdelphi: HP Beholder 2012 Fic & Art Master List - REVEALS

Here it is: the 49 creations from this year's [info]hp_beholder exchange, now with creators' names revealed. Authors and Artists: you're now at liberty to reply to comments and to repost your work wherever you like.

Artists: please give me the new links for your art as soon as you re-upload, so that I can update the coding. And Authors: if you'd like me to add a preferred redirect for your stories, just let me know!

There's also a collection on the Archive of Our Own (AO3) for those of you who are interested in adding your hp_beholder fic. You can find the collection here:





Finally, I would like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone who participated this year, and to everyone who took the time to read, review, and recommend. My gratitude also to those who volunteered to pinch-hit or assist with alternative arrangements, and to [info]chaos_rose, who was an immense help behind the scenes, and without whom this year would not have run so smoothly.

I had an amazing time, and I hope you all did too. Here's to Beholder 2013, and to doing it all again next year!

Fri, May. 17th, 2013, 05:08 pm
[info]atdelphi: Reminder: Reveals Will Take Place on May 25th

Just a reminder that author/artist reveals will be taking place on May 25th.

This is currently a catch-up period for people to read/view and comment on anything they might have bookmarked during the posting run. Creators are asked to please refrain from replying to comments on their work until after the reveals.

Thu, May. 16th, 2013, 05:53 pm
[info]atdelphi: HP Beholder 2013 Anonymous Fic and Art Master List

Artist and Author reveals for HP Beholder 2013 will be posted on Saturday, May 25th (in other words, our participants are still anonymous!), so take advantage of the coming week to catch up on the 5 pieces of art and 44 stories that our wonderful, talented participants have contributed this round.




Once again, please feel free to leave a comment to this post with links to any recs you've made recently. No coding necessary: simple links to the posts in which you made the recs will do.

Thanks so much!

Wed, May. 15th, 2013, 06:14 pm
[info]atdelphi: Thank You, Beholders!

With today's entries - "A Living Memory" (Fic, Viktor Krum/Harry Potter, R) and "Frog, Paper, Scissors" (ART, Millicent Bulstrode/Marietta Edgecombe, Viktor Krum/Draco Malfoy, NC17.) - we have officially reached the end of the 2013 HP Beholder exchange posting.

Tomorrow, the (anonymous) Fic and Art Master List will go up, and next Saturday, May 25th will be the Author and Artist Reveals.

Please take advantage of the time before the reveals to catch up on your reading/viewing and feedback!

Wed, May. 15th, 2013, 06:26 am
[info]atdelphi: ART: "Frog, Paper, Scissors" for scarletladyy

Recipient: [info]scarletladyy
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Frog, Paper, Scissors
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Marietta/Millicent, Draco/Viktor
Medium: Art with watercolor and colored pencil and cut paper.
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *None*.

Frog, Paper, Scissors )

Wed, May. 15th, 2013, 06:25 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "A Living Memory" for pyttan

Recipient: [info]pyttan
Author/Artist: ???
Title: A Living Memory
Rating: 16
Pairings: Viktor Krum/Harry Potter
Word Count: 41 000
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Violence, very minor character death, book I is not in chronological order*.
Summary:Harry thought that life after the war would be calmer, but the new Minister has a vendetta and has evoked an old law that threatens the lives of any who stand in his way. His latest victim, Viktor Krum. No one thinks much on it until all the people who've been arrested start disappearing without a trace from their cells. Harry is put on a task force to hunt him down, but when the group turns on him, Krum is the one to save him. Trapped in a time not their own with only cryptic clues from an even more cryptic Unspeakable, they have to work together to figure out the mystery of the TimeLoop.
Author's/Artist's Notes: First and foremost, I want to thank O. for helping me not only with a beta, but also with my plot, title, editing and summary. Without her story would not be the same. I also want to give a shoutout to my other beta and Britpicker, L. Thank you dear, you have been fantastic spotting all my little mistakes.

A Living Memory

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Tue, May. 14th, 2013, 06:06 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Quiet Pleasures" for venturous

Recipient: venturous
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Quiet Pleasures
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Griselda Marchbanks/Augusta Longbottom
Word Count: 2834
Medium: calligraphy and photography
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View):  *none*.
Summary: Private lessons and mutual attraction bring about a budding romance.
Author's/Artist's Notes: many thanks to [info]atdelphi for being our mod. Special thanks to K for bouncing ideas with me, hand holding and beta reading, I couldn't have done this without you.

Quiet Pleasures )

Tue, May. 14th, 2013, 06:06 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Magnetism" for anguis_1

Recipient: Anguis
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Magnetism
Rating: PG
Pairings: Dudley Dursley/Millicent Bulstrode
Word Count: about 3700
Medium: fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View):  *None*.
Summary:Where do you go when everything you have learnt was right has turned out be wrong?
Author's/Artist's Notes: A thank you to the lovely C for Betaing my story on very short notice. You are a gem.

Magnetism )

Mon, May. 13th, 2013, 08:29 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "The Well Bred Warlock: A Guide to Wooing, Courting and Every Day Behavior..." for imera

Recipient: imera
Author: ???
Title: The Well Bred Warlock: A Guide to Wooing, Courting and Every Day Behavior for the Pureblood Wizard
Rating: R – Language
Pairings: Yaxley/Hermione Granger, mentions of HG/RW, Y/FOC
Word Count: ~40,000
Summary: When a tradition bound, beplaited Iacob Yaxley takes anarchist Hermione Granger prisoner, he must rely on the The Well Bred Warlock Guide for help. Who will drive the other mad first? Yaxley or Granger?
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Dub-Con, Stockholm/Lima Syndromes*.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Story jumps around in time a bit. Like most stories, it begins at the beginning of an end and then ends at the new beginning.

Thank you to the letters L and U for their assistance in Beta-ing. Also thank you to Delphi for granting me multiple extensions as Iacob Yaxley refused to be part of any scenario not condoned by The Well Bred Warlock Guide.

The Well Bred Warlock: A Guide to Wooing, Courting and Every Day Behavior for the Pureblood Wizard

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Sun, May. 12th, 2013, 08:04 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Come Back to Haunt You" for therealsnape

Recipient: TheRealSnape
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Come Back to Haunt You
Rating: Teen
Pairings: Moaning Myrtle/Minerva McGonagall, background Minerva McGonagall/Amelia Bones
Word Count: 4000
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View):  *Grief; one character is dealing with the death of another. Also, an apparent May-December romance, although I believe the characters feel themselves to be of the same age.*.
Summary: Nothing about love makes sense.
Author's/Artist's Notes: In my universe, for a number of reasons you probably don’t need to hear about at length, Pottermore never existed. What you do need to know here is that your gentle author never adjusted her initial assessment of Minerva McGonagall’s age. The Minerva McGonagall of “Come Back to Haunt You” is a contemporary of Tom Riddle, as is the ghost known as Moaning Myrtle. Thank you to my accidental beta S and to for accepting the torch.

Come Back to Haunt You )

Sun, May. 12th, 2013, 07:45 am
[info]atdelphi: FIC: "Dull as Dirt, Brilliant as the Stars" for odogoddess

Recipient: [info]psyfic
Author: ???
Title: Dull as Dirt, Brilliant as the Stars
Rating: PG-13 (for a few words)
Pairings: Gregory Goyle/Millicent Bulstrode, past Vincent Crabbe/Millicent Bulstrode
Word Count: 4,343 words
Medium: fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *mention of canon character death*.
Summary: Greg is lost without Vince, but he somehow manages to find Millicent.
Author's Notes: I apologize for the state of this fic. It was going to be rather grander in scope and backstory, but my computer crashed, and I lost it. This is what I managed to come up with (and I appreciate [info]atdelphi’s patience with me!). There might be just the slightest creative flexing of canon, but it should be nearly imperceptible.

Dull as Dirt, Brilliant as the Stars )

Sat, May. 11th, 2013, 08:41 am
[info]atdelphi: HP Beholder 2013 Round-Up #5

Hello, HP Beholder fans!

Posting will continue on Sunday morning (Pacific Time), but this is once again an opportunity to catch up on your reading and viewing, and on showing the creators some love.


  • "Moment" (Minerva McGonagall/Poppy Pomfrey. PG.) for chaos_rose (on LJ)


  • "A Dictionary of Silence" (Mad-Eye Moody/Remus Lupin. R.) for farad (on LJ)
  • "The Barley Fields" (Isobel (Ross) McGonagall/Robert McGonagall; Minerva McGonagall/Dougal McGregor. PG13.) for nevrafire (on LJ)
  • "A Petty Argument" (Antonin Dolohov/Lucius Malfoy. PG13.) for alley_skywalker (on LJ)
  • "The Cat and the Parasol" (Sybill Trelawney/Minerva McGonagall. NC17.) for fluffyllama (on LJ)
  • "Salazar's Curse" (Severus Snape/Yaxley. R.) for magnetic_pole (on LJ)
  • "Colour to a Sunset Sky" (Oliver Wood/Gregory Goyle. NC17.) for cuorefreddo (on LJ)
  • "The Aftermath" (Charity Burbage/Hermione Granger, Dudley Dursley/Neville Longbottom, Pomona Sprout/Minerva McGonagall. PG13.) for songquake (on LJ)
  • "Do Pass Go" (Millicent Bulstrode/Dudley Dursley. PG.) for alisanne (on LJ)
  • "Your Battle Scars" (Marietta Edgecombe/Cho Chang. PG.) for brightflower (on LJ)


    Note: Please leave a comment on this post with links to any [info]hp_beholder recs you've made recently. No coding necessary: links to the posts in which you made the recs will do.

    Thank you!
  • Fri, May. 10th, 2013, 06:40 am
    [info]atdelphi: FIC: "Your Battle Scars" for brightflower

    Recipient: brightflower
    Author/Artist: ???
    Title: Your Battle Scars
    Rating: PG
    Pairings: Marietta/Cho
    Word Count: 2 150
    Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *None*.
    Author's/Artist's Notes: I hope you like this, brightflower! I’m very much indebted to my lovely beta for her help, and to atdelphi for running the fest ♥

    Your Battle Scars )

    Fri, May. 10th, 2013, 06:40 am
    [info]atdelphi: FIC: "Do Pass Go" for alisanne

    Available on AO3:

    Recipient: alisanne
    Author/Artist: ???
    Title: Do Pass Go.
    Rating: PG
    Pairings: Millicent/Dudley
    Word Count: ~5100
    Medium: Text
    Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *None*.
    Summary: When Millicent Bulstrode had to run from Hogwarts in her seventh year, she would never have dreamed where she would end up – and with whom.
    Author's/Artist's Notes: This went somewhere completely different than I had planned. But I liked the idea, even if I don't know whether I managed to do it justice. (Or something in the same post code at least.)

    Do Pass Go )

    Thu, May. 9th, 2013, 08:13 am
    [info]atdelphi: FIC: "The Aftermath" for songquake

    Recipient: songquake
    Author/Artist: ???
    Title: The Aftermath
    Rating: PG-13
    Pairings: Charity/Hermione, Dudley/Neville, Pomona/Minerva
    Word Count: 3770 words
    Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *canon character death, fanon character survival*.
    Summary: In the days after the Battle for Hogwarts, there was much healing work to be done. Fortunately all of creation was helping
    Author's/Artist's Notes: Dear Songquake, I hope with all my heart that this amuses you. When you mentioned Charity surviving, a whole cascade of head-canon came flowing in, and this asked to be written. The inspiration for Dudley’s perhaps unlikely appearance comes from this artwork:
    Many, many thanks and blessings to my kind and thoughtful betas MBR & K.

    The Aftermath )

    Thu, May. 9th, 2013, 08:13 am
    [info]atdelphi: FIC: "Colour to a Sunset Sky" for cuorefreddo

    Recipient: [info]cuorefreddo
    Author/Artist: ???
    Title: Colour to a Sunset Sky
    Rating: NC-17
    Pairings: Oliver Wood/Gregory Goyle, brief mention of past Oliver Wood/Harry Potter and suggestion of Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
    Word Count: ~5,600
    Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Character death (not Gregory or Oliver), mild Angst, some violence, hurt/comfort*.
    Summary: Oliver would watch him sometimes, recognising him vaguely, like an old memory which had gone fuzzy around the edges with the passing of time. A story of a fragile and unlikely friendship which grows into something more.
    Author's/Artist's Notes: I have never written either of these characters before so I had to take a lot of time researching the snippets we can glean from canon, which was such a fun exercise. For the purposes of the fic I have departed from canon and assumed the Dementors are still guarding Azkaban post Deathly Hallows, although this was unlikely to be the case. The title is loosely adapted from the Rabindranath Tagore quote “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.” Thank you to V for cheerleading and support and to A for the beta read.

    Colour to a Sunset Sky )

    Wed, May. 8th, 2013, 06:55 am
    [info]atdelphi: FIC: "Salazar's Curse" for magnetic_pole

    Recipient: Magnetic_pole/Maggie
    Author/Artist: ???
    Title: "Salazar's Curse"
    Rating: Mature
    Pairings: Severus Snape/Yaxley
    Word Count: ~7300
    Medium: fiction
    Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *None*.
    Summary: Yaxley is confused but intrigued by powers that don't conform to his life-long expectations.
    Author's/Artist's Notes: Thanks to Delphi for enticing me to think outside of my box. Thanks to my betas for help and consideration!

    Salazar's Curse )

    Tue, May. 7th, 2013, 06:06 am
    [info]atdelphi: FIC: "The Cat and the Parasol" for fluffyllama

    Recipient: [info]fluffyllama
    Author/Artist: ???
    Title: The Cat and the Parasol
    Rating: NC-17
    Pairings: Sybill Trelawney/Minerva McGonagall
    Word Count: ~8063
    Medium: Words. Lots of words, but perhaps not so many as others are using.
    Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Sex (oral, digital, magical) between the main characters. *.
    Summary: Sybill Trelawney adjusts to her appointment as Hogwarts' Divination Professor.
    Author's Notes: * Did you know there's regional variation in how the name "Sybill" is spelled? As in, there's one in the UK and another in the US. Since this is a gift, I took [info]fluffyllama's lead and used the spelling from her sign-up.
    * [info]fluffyllama, I hope you enjoy this bit of insight into a relationship that features sex without "Twoo Wuv" and a relationship that "shouldn't work but somehow [does] against all the odds."
    * Thank you to the squad of lightning-fast beta readers who looked this over after the last minute had long passed: A, R, and W. You are absolute lifesavers. Any remaining mistakes are my own.
    * And thank you, once more, to [info]atdelphi, who has gone above and beyond her duty in coping with me. Thank you for hosting this fest, and not kicking me out on my arse weeks ago.

    The Cat and the Parasol )

    Mon, May. 6th, 2013, 06:18 am
    [info]atdelphi: FIC: "A Petty Argument" for alley_skywalker

    Recipient: Alley_skywalker
    Author/Artist: ???
    Title: A Petty Argument
    Rating: Teen
    Pairings: Dolohov/L. Malfoy
    Word Count: 1,687
    Medium: Fic
    Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View):  *[shortages of basic supplies.]*.
    Summary: Sometimes official correspondence turns into something completely different.
    Author's/Artist's Notes: I did not expect this to go the way it did!

    A Petty Argument )

    Mon, May. 6th, 2013, 06:18 am
    [info]atdelphi: FIC: "The Barley Fields" for nevrafire

    Recipient: nevrafire
    Author/Artist: ???
    Title: The Barley Fields
    Rating: PG-13
    Pairings: Isobel (Ross) McGonagall / Robert McGonagall; Minerva McGonagall/ Dougal McGregor
    Word Count: ~3,000
    Medium: fic
    Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View):  *[None]*.
    Summary: In which Isobel Ross marries a Muggle and Minerva McGonagall almost does the same
    Author's/Artist's Notes: Nevrafire, I couldn’t quite work a Dumbledore/Minerva romance, but hopefully there’s enough of Minerva’s early life that you’ll be happy with it. This story is based on JKR's Pottermore canon for Minerva McGonagall

    The Barley Fields )

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