22 October 2010 @ 09:24 am
10 Years of Snarry Discussion Post: Your Favorite Snarry Fic  
On the Snarry Friending Meme (which you can find on [info]snape_potter at LiveJournal, InsaneJournal, or Dreamwidth) one of the questions we ask is for people to list their top three favorite Snarry fics. Almost everyone noted that it was next to impossible to pare down their selections to ‘only three’. Well, now we'd like to make it even harder. We’d like you to list your all-time, single most favorite Snarry story. The story you re-read a dozen times and it still makes you as excited as the first time you read it. The one Snarry fic that you'd take with you on a desert island.

So, we're asking you for the impossible – tell us your favorite Snarry story and why you chose it. We realize this can change daily, but today, which one would you pick?
21 October 2010 @ 08:02 am
10 Years of Snarry Discussion Post: The Future of Snarry  
Despite change being the only constant, I really never do well with change. When I look back over the posts I made on my own journal leading up to the release of each new book in the series, I was always wibbling. Always worried what each new revelation of canon would mean to my beloved ship.

But we've survived the closing of canon and even found several ways to work around that pesky death scene (no body, no burial, no portrait, no death). But what do you think will happen after the release of the last HP movie next July? And what do you think is in store for Snarry during the next 10 years?
20 October 2010 @ 08:07 am
10 Years of Snarry Discussion Post: Guilty Pleasure Reading  
I have to confess that I try not to feel guilty about any of my pleasures, but if you had to name some of your guilty pleasure fics, which would they be? Are there one or two dozen you always turn to? Or is there a particular genre or author?

For me, it's mpreg fic. Full-stop. It's like my kryptonite. I have no defense against it. I love it. Always. In any fandom. Even when it's dreadful. Sometimes especially when it's dreadful. ;D The only possible exception is when an author thinks they are being clever by making fun of it. And they almost never are. I think to properly make fun of something you need to have a genuine affection for it. It's laughing with someone as opposed to laughing at them. For me, a good example of how this can be done with mpreg is OMG! Not Another MPREG by [info]mahaliem. Even people who hate mpreg might be at least a little bit tempted by this summary: Harry and Snape fall in love, have a baby, and live happily ever after – NOT! (except for the baby part which is, unfortunately, true).

So what about everyone else? Tell me about your guilty pleasure fics.
18 October 2010 @ 09:27 pm
10 Years of Snarry Discussion Post: Snape or Harry?  
Another thought provoking question ... do you have a favourite, or do you like Snape and Harry equally?

If I had to choose, I'd admit to liking Harry a teeny bit more. It's hard to explain why, but perhaps it's because there are some pretty mean Snapes out there - he is a compelling character but is an awfully nasty git most of the time.

I think I'm in the minority though, so share your thoughts; it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. ;D
17 October 2010 @ 06:35 am
10 Years of Snarry Discussion Post: Genre  
We've been sharing some interesting thoughts about our Snarry love. If you haven't caught up, you might like to join in the art discussion - how do you see Snape and Harry? And/or you might like to share your first time: Can you remember how you found the fandom?

Today's discussion post is about your favourite Snarry genre. Do you prefer Happy Ever After, or more angst driven plots? Comedies or dark and twisted?

I'll start off by saying that I tend to enjoy comedies. Abstract Concept has a very witty way of writing. I also prefer HEA stories, or at least Happy For Now, but don't mind a bit of angst now and then. I find I avoid Character Death plots like the plague.

Please share the type of stories that affect you the most.
14 October 2010 @ 09:13 am
10 Years of Snarry Discussion Post: Why Snarry  
So Let's Talk About Your First Time...

No, not that first time. ;D The first time you read Snarry or even any Harry Potter fan fic. Do you remember the title of the first Harry Potter fic you ever read? Were you hooked immediately or did it take awhile? How did you find Harry Potter fan fiction in the first place? And what did you think the first time you saw the HP/SS pairing? Intrigued? Skeptical? We'd love to know what you thought.
12 October 2010 @ 08:33 pm
10 Years of Snarry Discussion Post - Snarry art  
So how do you see Snape and Harry? Do you see them as movie Snape and Harry or something completely different? Pictorial examples (art or photos) welcome!

In the same vein, what's your favourite piece of Snarry art? Post links, and tell us what it is about the picture that appeals to you most.