Sun, May. 27th, 2012, 01:46 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: HP Beholder 2012 Fic & Art Master List - REVEALS

And here we have it, the 55 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!

Once again, stories that were too long for a single IJ post were hosted on the HP Beholder Dreamwidth community. 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 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:

If you'd like to add your stories to the collection but don't have an AO3 account, let me know and I'll arrange for an account invite.

(note: the AO3 is currently unable to host art, but...someday soon?)





I'd like to close with a few thanks…first to all the participants and watchers who offered to pinch hit, I'd also like to thank the authors who graciously agreed to behind-the-scenes re-assignments when the usual unavoidable difficulties arose.

And finally, for the fifth year, many thanks to all our wonderful participants (and their betas!) 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.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, this year's HP Beholder is being dedicated to Leni Jess, a much-loved member of the HP Beholder community, whose unexpected passing this week has saddened us all. Rest peacefully, Leni.

Fri, May. 18th, 2012, 12:48 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: And that's a wrap!

With today's entries - "Tasting Party" (ART, Igor Karkaroff/Viktor Krum, R, NWS) and "Professor C. Binns: A Personal History" (FIC, Cuthbert Binns/Walburga Black, PG.) - we have reached the end of the 2012 HP Beholder exchange posting.

Tomorrow, I'll be posting the (anonymous) Fic and Art Master List, and next Sunday (May 27) will be the Author and Artist Reveals.

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

Fri, May. 18th, 2012, 12:27 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: ART: "Tasting Party" for chazpure

Recipient: [info]chazpure
Artist: [info]vividzephyr/[info]vividescent
Title: Tasting Party
Rating: R
Pairings: Igor Karkaroff/Viktor Krum
Medium: Digital.
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Nudity*.
Summary: "There are two things best taken naked, one of them is Ogden's Old Firewhisky." ~ Wizard Proverb.

Tasting Party )

Fri, May. 18th, 2012, 12:17 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: " Professor C. Binns: A Personal History" for odogoddess

Recipient: [info]psyfic
Author: ???
Title: Professor C. Binns: A Personal History
Rating: PG
Pairings: Cuthbert Binns/Walburga Black, Walburga Black/Orion Black
Word Count: ~13,300
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Strong language (one use), one moment of domestic violence *
Summary:Transcribed from back cover of book:

Professor Cuthbert Binns (living: 1865-1963, haunting: 1963- ) is the leading Magical Historian of his day. He has published widely on topics ranging from, 'The origins of magic in native rock art,' to 'Wizard-Muggle relations through the ages', and was awarded an Order of Merlin (second class) in 1936, when his seminal work, 'A History of the magical world in 100,000 pages' became the best-selling Historical text on record.

This volume, however, is - for the first time - autobiographical in nature. It is thus somewhat experimental in nature, but serves to remind both the author and the reader that we each build the fabric of History, in our own ways, however small.

"Being in love with a person is more difficult than being in love with a book. You can carry a book with you wherever you go, but a person moves around on their own, and one is never sure where they are or where one will see them, next. Also, books get older in a predictable way: if you take good care of them they don't seem very different at all - aside from the odd scratch on the cover or a looseness to the spine - but people can change their thoughts and feelings and opinions, such that what was once written there disappears altogether and is replaced by information of an entirely different sort.

That is why people are so difficult."

Author: C. Binns.
Dictation: Gluey the House elf.
Production: A.P.W.B. Dumbledore, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,
Published, 1964; Revised, 1991.

Author's Notes: Cuthbert, Walburga and Orion belong, of course, to JKR. This tale is also somewhat inspired by 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' by Mark Haddon.

Many thanks to [info]bethbethbeth for once again running this marvellous fest, and to [info]psyfic - whose request included 'friendship' and 'a meeting of the minds' - for giving me the freedom to write this.

Professor C. Binns: A Personal History

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Thu, May. 17th, 2012, 11:56 am
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: " The Two Names of Xiomara Rolanda Hooch " for noeon

"The Two Names of Xiomara Rolanda Hooch" can now be found on AO3

Recipient: [info]noeon
Author: [info]pauraque
Title: The Two Names of Xiomara Rolanda Hooch
Rating: PG-13/Teen
Pairing: Hooch/McGonagall
Word Count: ~2400
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *None*.
Summary: Hogwarts changes. She changes.
Author's Notes: I'm told that JKR provided some additional backstory for Minerva on Pottermore, but I haven't read it, so if you have, just pretend you haven't! Thanks to D for taming the wild semicolons. Any remaining errors or infelicities are my own.

The Two Names of Xiomara Rolanda Hooch )

Thu, May. 17th, 2012, 11:52 am
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Cultural Differences" for leni_jess

Recipient: [info]leni_jess
Author: schemingreader
Title: Cultural Differences
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Snape/Krum
Word Count: ~4,101
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *None.*.
Summary: "Of course Viktor didn't really want to spend the weekend reading for work. One couldn't say that to a man who had nearly sacrificed his life in single-minded pursuit of stopping evil."
Author's Notes: Thank you to R for reading this quickly at the last minute! I hope I did not add errors in the work I did on the story after she read it. She was very encouraging!

Cultural Differences )

Wed, May. 16th, 2012, 01:42 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: ART and FIC: "The Life She Chose" for femmequixotic

Recipient: [info]femmequixotic
Artist/Author: [info]chazpure
Title: The Life She Chose
Rating: G
Pairings: Eileen/Tobias
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): * None*.
Summary: Her reasons were her own and no one else's business.
Artist's/Author's Notes:: 4 Pencil drawings, colored in Photoshop - plus a 325 word ficlet.

The Life She Chose )

Wed, May. 16th, 2012, 01:35 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "The River Horse" for featherxquill

Recipient [info]featherxquill
Author/Artist [info]leni_jess
Title The River Horse
Rating soft R
Pairings Amelia Bones/Severus Snape, hints of unrequited Poppy Pomfrey/ Amelia Bones
Word Count 9800 words
Medium Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View) *A homophobic wizarding world and some readily spotted AU not!deaths. Quotations from DH are in italics.*.
Summary What better match than the head of Magical Law Enforcement and the spy within Voldemort's ranks (and Dumbledore's, too)? A very gifted witch and a very gifted wizard might have some hope of surviving a war.
Author's Notes [info]featherxquill, I hope you enjoy this. Be aware that I think of Amelia looking pretty much like Judi Dench, only more athletic, because, both witch and ex-Auror. Thanks to my beta reader F for last-minute whip-cracking and helpful beta work, and to [info]bethbethbeth, our saintly Mod, for patience, world without end.

The River Horse )

Tue, May. 15th, 2012, 03:54 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "In the Shadow of a Black Hole" for miramiraficfic

Recipient: miramiraficfic
Author/Artist: ???
Title: In the Shadow of a Black Hole
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Andromeda Tonks/Rita Skeeter
Word Count: ~1200
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *None*.
Summary: Why did she let Rita Skeeter into her home?
Author's/Artist's Notes: Thanks to M. for reading. Thank you to the mod for being so incredibly patient!

In the Shadow of a Black Hole )

Tue, May. 15th, 2012, 03:47 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Life Less Muggle" for vividzephyr/vividescent

Recipient: Vividzephyr/Vividescent
Title: Life Less Muggle
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Millicent Bulstrode/Dudley Dursley, background Harry/Draco
Word Count: ~3,000
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *none *.
Summary: Dudley never expected to live in the magical world, but then there was Millicent.
Author's Notes: A million thanks to my beta and inspiration, F. And too many hugs to count to the mod for this fest and its annual festivities, and also for not killing me while waiting :D

Life Less Muggle )

Mon, May. 14th, 2012, 03:09 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "The Oddity of Kisses" for kinky_kneazle

Recipient: kinky_kneazle
Author: ???
Title: The Oddity of Kisses
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Snape/Goyle, background Harry/Draco
Word Count: ~6,300
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *post-war, EWE, frottage*.
Summary: Sometimes when Greg's flustered his mind doesn't work quite properly, and then things happen. Like kissing Snape.
Author's Notes: Huge thanks to N for betaing and to bethbethbeth for her very gracious modly patience. kinky_kneazle, thank you so much for giving me a chance to write a pairing I've always wanted to try my hand at. \0/

The Oddity of Kisses )

Mon, May. 14th, 2012, 03:05 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: ART: "Time Traveler" for teshara

Recipient: teshara
Artist: [info]venturous
Title: Time Traveler
Rating: G
Pairings: Arthur Weasley/Helga Hufflepuff
Medium: Photoshop
Warnings: None
Summary: Young Arthur Weasley, fascinated by Muggle devices, finds a Time Machine and lands before the building of Hogwarts, surprising a young Helga Hufflepuff, out gathering herbs
Artist's Notes: thanks to C for the pairing! Now, who will write the fic? ;-)

False Reluctance )

Fri, May. 11th, 2012, 12:36 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC & ART: "Fantastic Beasts and How to Tame Them..." for leela_cat

Recipient: [info]leela_cat
Author & Artist: [info]snapelike
Title: Fantastic Beasts and How to Tame Them: a Guide For the Seasoned Auror
Rating: NC-17
Main Characters: Moody, Kingsley, Draco, Snape, Abraxas. For further pairings information (spoiler) highlight to view: *Moody/Draco, Kingsley/Abraxas, Severus/Lucius, mentioned Moody/Kingsley*
Word Count: 78,800
Medium: Pastels on Ingres
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Minor character death - and you have to trust me on this one!*.
Summary: The summer holiday is approaching and Alastor Moody has a plan: he is going to investigate a cold case he has never forgotten. He is joined on his quest by a bored Minister for Magic, a Snape who will rather be in Azkaban and a Death Eater who can't sleep at night. Together they attempt to solve the case that has haunted Moody for a decade. Together they face immense dangers as they land on the Unplottable Isle of Drear. To solve the case, the group of determined wizards must learn to cooperate, solving the riddle of the mysterious disappearances. Moody, however, finds more than just the answer to that. Much more.
Author's/Artist's Notes: For [info]leela_cat who wanted plot, dialogue and inventive uses of magic. Dear Leela, I hope you enjoy this romantic suspense drama; I think I managed to fulfil at least a few of your wishes on the way. I have enjoyed many of your stories, so it was a great pleasure to write and draw something for you. Thanks to my wonderful and helpful beta, G, for her never-wavering support. Without her, I could't have accomplished this. Also thanks to [info]bethbethbeth for patience, encouragement and a bit of hand-holding. Thanks, Beth, you are great! <3 The full text of the 1542 Witchcraft Act can be found here.

Fantastic Beasts and How to Tame Them: a Guide For the Seasoned Auror

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(note: the link now goes directly to AO3, where the entire story can be read in one section)

Thu, May. 10th, 2012, 02:40 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Scapegoat" for carrot / vikingcarrot

Recipient: [info]carrot / [info]vikingcarrot
Author/Artist: ???
Title: Scapegoat
Rating: R
Pairings: Igor Karkaroff/OMC
Word Count: ~1,200
Medium: Fic
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Non-con, violence, underage sexual contact, implications of incest.*.
Summary: When the Dark Mark starts creeping back up Karkaroff's arm, the future it threatens is no worse than the past it evokes.

Scapegoat )

Thu, May. 10th, 2012, 02:34 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Links to build a life" for nimrod_9

Recipient: nimrod_9
Author: ???
Title: Links to build a life
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Arthur/Molly
Word Count: 4,300
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Grief, elements of hurt comfort*.
Summary: Arthur and Molly keep each other strong through the years.
Author's Notes: Dear nimrod_9, I really hope you enjoy this! Thank you to T for beta-reading.

Links to build a life )

Wed, May. 9th, 2012, 01:25 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: ART: "False Reluctance" for gamma_orionis

Recipient: gamma_orionis
Artist: [info]carrot / [info]vikingcarrot
Title: False Reluctance
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Rabastan/Andromeda
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Dub-con, light bondage*.
Artist's Notes: While poking around your journal I discovered that you enjoy this pairing and Andromeda in general, so I rolled with it, having never drawn Andromeda before. I hope you like it. :)

False Reluctance )

Wed, May. 9th, 2012, 01:21 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Bravery and Ambition" for venturous

Recipient: [info]venturous
Author: [info]alwaysasnapefan
Title: Bravery and Ambition
Rating: R
Pairings: Amycus Carrow/Peter Pettigrew
Word Count: 9,300
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): * mind-altering potions use, brief and inexplicit attraction to a sibling when under the influence of a potion *.
Summary: Amycus Carrow falls for a promising Gryffindor named Peter Pettigrew and discovers that bravery and ambition are rarer than he'd thought.

Bravery and Ambition )

Tue, May. 8th, 2012, 03:13 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Chosen and Accepted" for woldy

Recipient: [info]woldy
Author: ???
Title: Chosen and Accepted
Rating: PG
Pairings: Andromeda Tonks/Augusta Longbottom, with references to Andromeda/Ted, Augusta/Frank Snr, Augusta/Minerva
Word Count: 4000
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): * References to canon character deaths *.
Summary: They meet, inauspiciously, at a funeral.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to K for the beta, and to Beth for being an Awesome Mod. [info]woldy, I hope you enjoy this. I loved the idea of this pairing, and when I came to write it I found that I could not do it without reference to their very similar life situations, left raising grandsons alone. There is therefore a considerable amount of Teddy in this fic, but I have tried, re your sign-up request, to not make it the absolute focus of the story. I hope the result works for you.

Chosen and Accepted )

Mon, May. 7th, 2012, 05:30 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "Burrowing" for lyras

Recipient: Lyras [info]lyras
Author: ???
Title: Burrowing
Rating: PG / Teen
Pairings: Arthur Weasley/Molly Weasley
Word Count: @3,000
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Dealing with the death of a loved one.*.
Summary: Fred's death hits the Weasley family hard.
Author's Notes: Lyras provided wonderful prompts and it was hard to choose. In the end, several of her suggestions were used in creating this 'slice of life' featuring Molly and Arthur. While Lyras said that she didn't mind if the angst was piled on to them, I like to think of this as the two of them stepping in it without becoming buried.

Burrowing )

Mon, May. 7th, 2012, 05:27 pm
[info]bethbethbeth: FIC: "The Magpie and the Rat" for alwaysasnapefan.

Author: [info]wwmrsweasleydo
Title: The Magpie and the Rat
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Peter Pettigrew/Mundungus Fletcher
Word Count: 5,700
Warnings/Content Information (Highlight to View): *Swear words*.
Summary: ...Peter looked across the room again, to the short, dark man in the grubby raincoat sitting alone at the table there, and caught him watching their group again. The man looked away quickly...
Author's Notes: These characters and settings belong to the wonderful mind of JK Rowling and none other.
Many thanks to E for all her help as a beta, and for her suggestions and encouragement.

The Magpie and the Rat )

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