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Oct. 10th, 2010


Minerva Fest Week 1 -- Sum-Up Post

Dear Minerva Fans,

Your mods thank you for a great first week of [info]minerva_fest. Keep those comments and recs coming, folks! (You've all been so kind about reccing that every entry so far has been a "Hot Rec" at [info]daily_snitch.) Don't forget to click here to let us know whenever you rec an entry from our fest. *__*

We also want to thank [info]vaysh11 for the v-gift sent to our mod account at LJ! :-)

Here's what's been posted to our fest so far:

Start-of-Fest Feast (Oct. 3) -- Overheard at Hogwarts. . . (A Conversation with Minerva and Friends)

Day 1 (Oct. 4) -- I'll Be There Before You (Minerva/Amelia Bones)

Day 2 (Oct. 5) -- All Tomorrows Come From Yesterdays (Minerva, Minerva [gen])

Day 3 (Oct. 6) -- Through Another Light (Minerva/Severus)

Day 4 (Oct. 7) -- Dark and Fearsome (Minerva/Walburga Black)

Day 5 (Oct. 8) -- A Charming Man (Minerva, Gilderoy Lockhart [gen])

Day 6 (Oct. 9) -- His Eulogy, Her Goodbye (Minerva/Severus)

Day 7 (Oct. 10) -- Colourful Minerva - Animated Icons (Minerva [gen])

Week 2 of the fest starts tomorrow...

Oct. 9th, 2010


Minerva Fest Day 6 -- "His Eulogy, Her Goodbye" (Minerva/Severus)

Title: His Eulogy, Her Goodbye
Prompt Author: [info]lokifan
Prompt: Minerva gives the eulogy at Snape's funeral; among other things, she talks about their relationship. Afterwards she remembers how it really happened. Minerva privately thinking sourly of mini!Snape; a moment where she really tells Dumbledore off for his behaviour. If you go for a relationship, I'd like Snape to surprise her with a bit of take-chargeness (though I Am So Dom-ness)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4542
Characters and/or Pairings: McGonagall/Snape
Summary: Minerva has to eulogize her friend, but she would rather keep her memories to herself.
Warnings: angst, character death
Disclaimer: This all belongs to J.K. Rowling.
Author NotesThis was written for Minervafest from the prompt list above. I was away from my computer when I wrote it, and when I returned I realized that I didn't stick as closely to the prompts as I normally would. I ended up liking the story and decided to keep it, so I really hope that this doesn't disappoint you! Thanks so much for an awesome idea, I thoroughly enjoyed writing this. Also, I would be remiss if I did not sing the praises of my enormously talented beta, L, without whom which I would be nothing. You know I love you more than I can say.

(His Eulogy, Her Goodbye)


Minerva Fest Day 5 -- "A Charming Man" (Minerva, Lockhart)

Title: A Charming Man
Prompt Author: [info]queen_of_snapes
Prompt: "Minerva has the ungrateful task to interview Gilderoy Lockhart for the Defence against the Dark Arts teaching post."
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Gilderoy Lockhart.
Rating: G
Summary: Gilderoy tries to charm Minerva during his job interview.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: ~1600
Disclaimer: No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made.
Author Notes: Thank you to A for the beta!

("A Charming Man")

Oct. 7th, 2010


Minerva Fest Day 4 -- "Dark and Fearsome" (Minerva/Walburga)

Title: Dark and Fearsome
Prompt Author: [info]kelly_chambliss
Prompt: Minerva/Walburga: Approach this any way you like, but I can't imagine that it would have been a very happy relationship, or if it started out that way, the happiness probably wouldn't last. (Or maybe it would; it's up to you, as long as everyone is IC.)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~3,400
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Walburga Black
Summary: Nothing is more dark and fearsome than love.
Warnings: Nothing to speak of but references to codependency and existential anxiety.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter names, characters, places, incidents et al. herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and her legal licensees, including but not limited to Bloomsbury/Scholastic, etc. No copyright or trademark infringement is intended and no money is being made.
Author's Notes: Dear [info]kelly_chambliss, thank you for your fascinating prompt. Writing this story was a challenge and a pleasure. I hope you find it to your liking. Many thanks to my marvellous, attentive, kind, brilliant beta, B, whose spectacular efforts made this story much better. You are the best, B!

(Dark and Fearsome)

Oct. 6th, 2010


Minerva Fest Day 3 -- "Through Another Light" (Minerva/Severus)

Title: Through Another Light
Prompt Author: [info]rebism
Prompt: Minerva/Severus: Use the pairing as your prompt and do what you like with it -- friends, lovers, lifelong foes, small-scale, comical, passionate and intense, whatever! Any era.
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~3,500 words
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Severus Snape
Summary: Minerva is busy trying to follow her agenda and avoid Snape's portrait enquiries.
Warnings: Author chooses not to warn.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter belongs to J.K. Rowling and her legal licensees.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to my beta, S.

(Through Another Light)

Oct. 5th, 2010


Minerva Fest Day 2 -- "All Tomorrows Come From Yesterdays" (Minerva and Minerva)

Title: All Tomorrows Come From Yesterdays
Prompt Author: [info]mothwing
Prompt: Minerva, aged 85, goes back to 1995 to inform herself of the things to come.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2569
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva
Summary: Minerva is old, headmistress and not content. Wondering about things past, she toys with the possibility of going back and changing everything but when she gets there, does she have the guts to go through with it? Will her past self even believe what she has to say?
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: I own nothing and make no profit.
Author's Notes: With thanks to S, who once again looked over a fic that wasn't in her fandom. I hope [info]mothwing likes it.

(All Tomorrows Come From Yesterdays)


Minerva Fest Day 1 -- "I'll Be There Before You" (Minerva/Amelia Bones)

Welcome to Day 1 of Minerva Fest! We'll have posts every day (usually between noon and 2:00 p.m. US Eastern Daylight Time [-4GMT]), with artworks and a sum-up post on Sundays. (And if you missed the Start-of-Fest Feast, the house elves tell us they're still serving.)

Today for your reading pleasure, we offer our fabulous inaugural story featuring Minerva and Amelia Bones.

(I'll Be There Before You)

Oct. 3rd, 2010


Start-of-Fest Feast

Dear Fans of Minerva,

Your intrepid mods ([info]vane_nt, [info]kellychambliss, and [info]thamy) have been at Hogwarts this past week to make sure everything is set for the [info]minerva_fest. While searching for an unmoving staircase, we overheard an interesting conversation. Luckily, one of us happened to have a Quick Quotes Quill with her, so we were able to transcribe everything verbatim.

We've posted the results below. In true Hogwarts tradition, you can consider it your Start-of-Fest Feast.

("Overheard at Hogwarts")

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