Mon, May. 24th, 2010, 12:38 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: HP Beholder 2010 Fic & Art Master List

And here we have it, all fifty-nine stories and works of art from this year's [info]hp_beholder exchange, now with names attached. Authors and Artist: you're at liberty to post your work wherever you want!



A few notes for the statistically inclined: under the cut )

I'd like to close with a few thanks, first to the half dozen participants (and three watchers!) who volunteered to pinch hit. Your generous offers were much appreciated, even though for the second year in a row, not a single pinch hitter was needed! (woo-hoo!) There was a tiny bit of behind-the-scenes assignment re-shuffling when one participant had to withdraw, but due to the Beholder crowd's sheer coolness, that was an entirely stress-free process.

And for the third year, many thanks to all our wonderful participants and all the folks who read stories and admired art and left feedback and made recs in their journals and who were so positive and supportive about the uncommon pairings that are at the heart of [info]hp_beholder.

NOTE: This year, stories that were too long for a single IJ post were hosted on the HP Beholder Dreamwidth Account (if anybody would like a Dreamwidth invite, email me at beholder.mod at gmail and let me know. Art, however, I still hosted on my own website, so Artists? Please let me know when you've posted your work on a site of your own and give me the new URL so I can update the coding. Merci!

Fri, May. 21st, 2010, 12:32 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: ART(x 3): "Barfly," "Sweet Dreams," Roll in the Hay" for Chazpure

Recipient: chazpure
Author/Artist: [info]venturous
Title: Barfly, Sweet Dreams, Roll in the Hay
Rating: G, PG, R
Pairings: Aberforth/Severus
Media: pencil
Warnings: goat voyeurism
Summary: Young Severus drowns his sorrows at the Hog's Head, and finds not only a listening ear, but a friend, with benefits!
Author's/Artist's Notes: I loved researching this and drawing it for you, Chazpure! Thanks to S for the inspiring discussion of what this pairing could be, and lots of love for bethbethbeth for making this magical fest happen!

Barfly )

Sweet Dreams )

Roll in the Hay )

Fri, May. 21st, 2010, 12:26 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Sod Off" Means "I Love You" for kinky_kneazle

Recipient: [info]kinky_kneazle
Author/Artist: [info]anguis_1
Title: “Sod Off” Means “I Love You”
Rating: R
Pairings: Severus Snape/Millicent Bulstrode/Dennis Creevey
Word Count: 6,227 words
Warnings: Umm . . . you did read the pairing, right? And you’re aware this exchange is for characters of dubious popular attractiveness?
Summary: It begins and ends with the camera. Snapshots of life, and the living thereof.
Author's Notes: This fic takes place about 5 years after DH (so Dennis is, indeed, of age).

“Sod Off” Means “I Love You” )

Thu, May. 20th, 2010, 01:10 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Air Heart" for leela_cat

Recipient: leela_cat
Author/Artist: [info]magnetic_pole
Title: Air Heart
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Rolanda Hooch (background Minerva McGonagall/Walburga Black)
Word Count: 7,814
Warnings: None
Summary: Minerva McGonagall takes flight.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Leela, you mentioned that you were interested in alternative explanations of canon events. I hope this fits the bill. Thanks to S for beta assistance, and all of my appreciation to our fearless mod for her support and patience and for continuing to support this wonderful fest.

Air Heart )

Thu, May. 20th, 2010, 01:07 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Beauty Is: a not-quite-love story in four bars and one hotel" for omens

Recipient: omens @ DW
Author/Artist: [info]krechet/[info]seatbeltdrivein
Title: Beauty Is: a not-quite-love story in four bars and one hotel
Rating: NC17
Pairings: Sirius Black/Eileen Snape
Word Count: 2747
Warnings: Age discrepancy (Sirius is 18, Eileen is…40-ish? She’s a cougar, we’ll just say), drinking, bar hopping, sex, body image issues, extremely vague hints at an abusive past relationship (guess who?), bizarre drunk humor, almost anonymous sex
Summary: “Eileen was always told she’d never be her own person, and she agreed. But that didn’t mean she couldn’t wander outside the lines on occasion.” A night on the town, Sirius Black, and juvenile discussions. Eileen learns that there’s a life beyond her ex-husband, and Sirius just loves all women everywhere.
Author's/Artist's Notes: I know you said you hated infidelity in fics, so I wanted to note ahead of time that Eileen has divorced Tobias in this. I hope you enjoy it! :) And just fyi, the song Sirius butchers is “Heart of Glass” by Blondie, which may or may not have been popular in the UK in 1980. I’m pretending it was.

Beauty Is: a not-quite-love story in four bars and one hotel )

Wed, May. 19th, 2010, 01:50 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Fresh Start" for r_grayjoy

Recipient: r_grayjoy
Author: [info]florahart
Title: Fresh Start
Rating: NC17
Pairings: Alastor Moody/Viktor Krum
Word Count: 6300
Warnings: I think none.
Summary: All Alastor needs is more eyes and ears on the continent, but if he gets something more in the bargain, he supposes he'll take it.
Author's Notes: r_grayjoy said she had a deep and abiding love for Moody, so I hope this rendition of him appeals to her. She also said she liked awkward romance or sex (but not humiliation), desperation, frottage, and unlikely pairings, as well as hurt/comfort and banter. I think I got much of that in, anyway.

Fresh Start )

Wed, May. 19th, 2010, 01:45 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Witness" for shadowycat

Recipient: [info]shadowycat
Author: [info]kelly_chambliss
Title: Witness
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: McGonagall/Snape
Word Count: 7700
Warnings: AU (post-DH), voyeurism, OCs
Summary: Many years after Voldemort is finally overthrown, a Bulgarian former refugee comes forward to help answer one of the great mysteries of the wars.
Author's Notes: I loved your list of characters, [info]shadowycat, and I had a hard time choosing a pairing. But this is the one that finally spoke to me; I hope it suits! A thousand heart-felt thanks to my two beta-readers, [info]therealsnape and [info]tetleythesecond, for their exceptional skills as editors and therapists.

Witness )

Tue, May. 18th, 2010, 12:18 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Surviving the Aftermath" for ella_bane

Recipient: Ella Bane
Author/Artist: [info]sweetmelodykiss
Title: Surviving the Aftermath
Rating: R
Pairings: Arthur Weasley/Draco Malfoy Secondary Pairing: Severus Snape/Luna Lovegood
Word Count: 5851
Warnings: AU, Post War, Character death (not the main pairing), rimming, virgin Draco
Summary: Out of grief springs hope.
Author's/Artist's Notes:I want to thank my wonderful beta angela_snape for whipping this story into shape and for also giving me the fabulous title.

Surviving the Aftermath )

Tue, May. 18th, 2010, 12:16 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: ART: Untitled Macnair/Luna for thilia

Recipient: [info]thilia
Artist: [info]carrot / [info]vikingcarrot
Title: Titles are hard.
Rating: NC-17, definitely not worksafe
Pairing: Macnair/Luna
Warnings: Non-con, awesome size difference, body piercings \
Artist's Notes: Macnair couldn't be much more smug if he tried, and Luna... well. Poor Luna. For the general observer, please note that the size difference is intentional - Macnair is huge and Luna is little - she is not a child. For [info]thilia, I hope you enjoy the art! :)

Untitled Macnair/Luna )

Mon, May. 17th, 2010, 01:27 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Ode to Broken Things" for comicsbycate

Recipient: [info]comicsbycate
Author: [info]femmequixotic
Title: Ode to Broken Things
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Millicent Bulstrode/Viktor Krum
Word Count: ~14,200
Warnings: none
Summary: "Krum's in town," Harry says finally. "I just thought you should know."
Author's Notes: Many thanks to my betas [info]bethbethbeth and [info]noeon, and to Pablo Neruda for the title. Massive gratitude to [info]bethbethbeth for her modly patience.

Click here to read 'Ode to Broken Things'...then return to the main entry here and leave a comment.

Sun, May. 16th, 2010, 12:14 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Steps to the Lightning-Struck Tower" for odogoddess

Recipient [info]psyfic
Author [info]leni_jess
Title Steps to the Lightning-Struck Tower
Rating R
Pairing Severus Snape/Sybill Trelawney
Word Count ~ 9,270 words
Warnings None
Summary Everybody meant well, even Dumbledore, in opposing Voldemort's schemes, but Fate is a malicious entity and Divination its ally.
Author's Notes There is one quotation from canon in this; you will no doubt recognise it, even without the italics. Thanks to my reader Slashpine, and to the mod [info]bethbethbeth, who also beta read the fic for me, for her admirable patience with a delinquent writer. I hope, [info]psyfic, you enjoy this!

Steps to the Lightning-Struck Tower )

Sun, May. 16th, 2010, 12:11 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Moments in Love" for noeon

Recipient: [info]noeon
Author: [info]kinky_kneazle
Title: Moments in Love
Rating: PG
Pairings: Poppy Pomfrey/Pomona Sprout
Word Count: 3,500
Warnings: None
Summary: Poppy has known Pomona Sprout since her Hogwart's days. And she just keeps falling in love with the woman.
Author's Notes: [info]noeon, you wrote that you were interested in gen fic featuring Poppy or Pomona and something about seeing those names together spoke to me. This is a look at different moments in their lives together. With love to Jackie, who is not a part of fandom, but who is always happy to beta my work, as long as there are no dirty bits.

Moments in Love )

Sat, May. 15th, 2010, 12:16 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "As Time Goes By" for miss_morland

Recipient: miss_morland
Author/Artist: [info]cardigrl
Title: As Time Goes By
Rating: PG, for brief description of torture
Pairings: Rufus Scrimgeour / Augusta Longbottom
Word Count: 5,000
Warnings: AU ending
Summary: In the midst of war, unlikely alliances may form. Sometimes, they become more.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Many thanks to the mod for a wonderful fest! Thanks to my wonderful beta, Venturous. I hope you enjoy this, miss_morland! You mentioned understated romance and I hope this suits!

As Time Goes By )

Sat, May. 15th, 2010, 12:14 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "When You Least Expect It" for leni_jess

Recipient: leni_jess
Author/Artist: [info]meri_oddities
Title: When You Least Expect It
Rating: PG
Pairings: Millicent/Dudley
Word Count: 5,580
Warnings: none
Summary: Dudley meets someone unexpected at Harry's wedding.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Many thanks to regan_v and leela_cat for betaing.

When You Least Expect It )

Fri, May. 14th, 2010, 01:28 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: ART: "Post-Coital" for femmequixotic

Recipient: femmequixotic
Author/Artist: [info]camillo1978
Title: Post-Coital
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Viktor Krum/Severus Snape
Word Count: n/a
Warnings: none
Summary: Traditional post-shag activity
Author's/Artist's Notes: I went into this with a totally open mind - I really didn't intend to include Snape, but saw that Femme wasn't opposed to him and immediately started wondering what two hook-nosed men would look like! The resulting picture came very quickly. Charcoal pencil and pastel pencil.

Post-Coital )

Fri, May. 14th, 2010, 01:25 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "On the Mating Habits of Muggles & Naturalist Witches (OR Muggles in the Midst)" for didodikali

Recipient: [info]didodikali ([info]trickofthedark)
Author/Artist: [info]ragdoll
Title: On the Mating Habits of Muggles & Naturalist Witches (OR Muggles in the Midst)
Rating: R/NC-17
Pairings: Dudley Dursley/Luna Lovegood
Word Count: ~6535
Warnings: none
Summary: Noted naturalist Luna Lovegood trails an elusive Muggle male in his native environment, seeking to gain his trust in an attempt to learn more about Muggle behaviour. Luna gets more than she bargained for, while Dudley Dursley gains more than he ever imagined.
Author's/Artist's Notes: This is for [info]didodikali who asked for so many wonderful things including: humour and romance, unconventional beauty, strange girls, and sweet boys. Your requests just demanded this pairing to me. I really hope this was something close to what you were looking for.

My everlasting thanks to My Three Betas, coffee_n_cocoa, curia_regis and eeyore9990 and r_grayjoy without whose support I couldn't have gotten this finished, and of course, [info]bethbethbeth for her patience.

On the Mating Habits of Muggles & Naturalist Witches (OR Muggles in the Midst) )

Tue, May. 11th, 2010, 01:49 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Dogs of War" for mindabbles

Recipient: Mindabbles
Author: [info]alimsiemanym
Title: Dogs of War
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Alastor Moody/Rufus Scrimgeour
Words: ~11,500
Genre: Drama, Angst, Friendship/Pre-slash
Warning: (graphic) blood, violence, war; homophobia; mild torture
Notes: Thanks to LifeWriter for the beta.
Summary: A tale of triumph and tragedy, of two broken men and the war that made them and killed them.

Click here to read 'Dogs of War', then return to this entry to leave a comment.

Mon, May. 10th, 2010, 02:31 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Bespoke Broom" for anguis_1

Recipient: anguis_1
Author/Artist: [info]smissmarg
Title: Bespoke Broom
Rating: R
Pairings: Millicent/Ron, Millicent/Oliver
Word Count: 3,653
Warnings: Hand job, phallic fixation, what some might see as minor Ron-bashing, canon compliant but EWE
Summary: Ron never dreamed of what Millicent's hands could do to his broom. Now, he has.
Author's Notes: Beta read and Britpicked by Chloe on PerfectImagination. This is a work of fan fiction, based on the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. No copyright infringement is intended and no money is being made.

Bespoke Broom )

Mon, May. 10th, 2010, 02:28 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Loyalty" for magnetic_pole

Recipient: [info]magnetic_pole
Author/Artist: [info]alwaysasnapefan
Title: Loyalty
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Rabastan Lestrange/Regulus Black
Word Count: 4,191
Warnings: None
Summary: Regulus discovers that no family is perfect.
Author's Notes: Per Rabastan's house at Hogwarts, my research found that only Bellatrix and Rodolphus were confirmed as Slytherins.

Loyalty )

Sun, May. 9th, 2010, 12:54 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "The News Today (Morning Edition) for cat_goddess

Recipient: [info]cat_goddess
Author/Artist: [info]mindabbles
Title: The News Today (Morning Edition)
Rating: PG-13/light R
Pairings: Molly Weasley/Arthur Weasley, Minerva McGonagall/Arabella Figg, Augusta Longbottom/Alastor Moody
Word Count: 6,900
Summary: Tell it as you see it. Expose the bastards for what they are and if everyone, on every side, hates you, you are probably doing a fine job.
Author's/Artist's Notes: Thank you to [info]bethbethbeth for running this fabulous fest. Thank you to [info]cat_goddess for her wonderful request. I really hope you enjoy it. Hugs and kisses to my fantastic and speedy beta, elizassecret.

The News Today (Morning Edition) )

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