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Jul. 8th, 2012 @ 05:06 pm The Snapeliest Time of the Year
Current Mood: busy

The annual holiday fest sign-up season is fast approaching, and we have some mixed news for all our faithful Snape fans.

The bad new is: due to overwhelming family and personal real-life issues, we will not be running the Snapely Holidays Exchange this year. We're very sorry about this, but there are just too many things going on in RL right now, and we wouldn't be able to devote the time and energy to the Exchange that it needs.

However - the good news is: what we would like to do is invite you all to submit any Snape-related fic or art you would like, any time between now and mid-December, and starting December 1, we can post any submissions to the community for everyone to enjoy. We will post some lists of prompts, and in addition, we will have an open post for people to submit fic and art prompts for inspiration. Also, feel free to check previous years' signups for ideas, or just listen to your muse.

Submissions should be emailed to snapelyholidays@gmail.com

Thanks for your understanding - we hope to bring you another holiday season of Snapely goodness, one way or another!
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Jan. 24th, 2012 @ 05:11 pm that promised poll about this year's exchange

So long as there is enough interest in the exchange, we would like to continue it -- but we require a minimum of 26 participants. Our goal from the start was to have at least 24 entries by end of exchange and in our past experiences, there are almost always two drop outs, so 26 remains the minimum goal.

This year we just squeaked by. Comments were also down, which should not be assumed to be lack of interest as in our experience there are about 20 viewers for every comment received -- just ask those of us who archive our work somewhere! The viewers far outnumber those who choose to publicly share their opinion.

It's a phenomenon unlikely to change and not a task we are undertaking here, but we just want those who are unaware of such things to see that few comments don't equal few viewers.

The second order of business - location. We do love Insanejournal, but are aware not everyone does. Livejournal's policies and continued bugfuckery problems make us disinclined to post there except as a courtesy and if we continue there at all, we plan to crosspost with responses to go to the main community account only. The responses there are extremely low at any rate.

That all said, please take a moment to make your druthers known! We especially want to hear from our past participants. Naturally, if there is a question or other option not listed or just something you'd like to share relevant to the exchange, please do reply to the post with it. :)

Poll #6629 Snapely Holidays 2012
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

I would take part in [info]snapelyholidays 2012

View Answers

11 (36.7%)

maybe yes
13 (43.3%)

5 (16.7%)

as a pinch-hitter
3 (10.0%)

I would support [info]snapelyholidays by

View Answers

helping w/artwork (banners, icons) before the exchange
5 (25.0%)

helping post a weekly list of exchange fics
6 (30.0%)

helping inform HP comms of daily or hot posts
5 (25.0%)

providing beta services
13 (65.0%)

Should we move the community to Dreamwidth?

View Answers

11 (34.4%)

4 (12.5%)

I prefer keeping it at insanejournal
5 (15.6%)

I like the cross-posting
19 (59.4%)

Have you migrated a community before?

View Answers

Yes, but I can't help
1 (3.2%)

Yes & I could help
1 (3.2%)

25 (80.6%)

Migrate? Are we geese?
3 (9.7%)

Migratory ticky
5 (16.1%)

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Jan. 9th, 2012 @ 11:57 pm and finally... the stats & reveals/masterlist

Before we begin, once yours truly (odogoddess here) can breathe again without it being a struggle (and therefore has a bit more energy), a post with a poll will be made to gauge the interest in holding [info]snapelyholidays again this year.

Numbers were down overall, but we expected it due to the final film having been aired and emotions being unsettled among fans. Despite this, we had some really amazing work this year. :) To our delight, a wide breadth of pairings and a couple new pairings we hadn't seen in the exchange so far made their appearance.

To whit - the 2011 exchange stats )

And so on to the masterlist/reveals )
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Jan. 9th, 2012 @ 11:54 pm top 2011 commenters

Several of you lovely readers/viewers made the awesome effort during the crazy holiday season to provide feedback for our participants and we appreciate it. Four of you, however, stood out from the rest.

As follows:

We have a tie(!) at #1 between [info]atdelphi and [info]fluffyllama!

#2 commenter - [info]kelly_chambliss

#3 commenter - [info]torino10154

Take a bow!


Here are your icons with full bragging privileges:

| | |

Thank you so much for your efforts!
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Jan. 9th, 2012 @ 11:37 pm The 2011 D.E.A.T.H.E.A.T.E.R.

The [info]snapelyholidays D.E.A.T.H.E.A.T.E.R. Award for those who are unaware is for:

Daring & Exceptionally Amazing Talented Herculean
Efforts Assuring Terrifically Entertaining Results!

This year's winner really stepped up to the plate in order to help us ensure every participant received a gift. First she turned in her work admirably early along with a very timely offer to do a pinch-hit, which she did... only to have the participant drop out at the last minute. Since we were scrounging to find yet another pinch-hit for that participant's recipient, she offered her assistance yet again and came through in blazing time to save the day.

More than her extreme helpfulness, though, over the years we have come to appreciate her unbridled enthusiasm for the exchange, her cheerful nature, providing recs during the exchange, and overall, we admire how she always participates to the fullest extent one possibly can. Seriously, without her help this year, the exchange would have faced a major delay, especially as both moddies came down sick at once. In other words, she's been a lifesaver.

So we are more than tickled to present this year's D.E.A.T.H.E.A.T.E.R. Award to [info]eeyore9990!

Artist: Moddy #2 -aka- chazpure
Author: Moddy #1 -aka- odogoddess
Title: Statuesque Voyeur (or, perhaps, Statue-Tory Assault...?)
Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Rating: NC-17, Adult, NWS
Media: pencil & Photoshop
Content Info: *bondage, snoggage, shaggage and peepage*
Summary: Late one night in a dark corridor...
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling. We just like watching them enjoy themselves.
Word count: ~2,145
Author Notes: With hugs and our gratitude. :)

( Statuesque Voyeur )

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Jan. 9th, 2012 @ 12:13 am bear with us

Sorry! We know we are late, but seriously, it takes both of us working together to do the exchange wrap and both your moddies are currently sick and one had to work unexpectedly over the weekend besides, with little time or energy left, so... we'll be posting the reveals later today, for which we apologize.

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Jan. 1st, 2012 @ 03:52 am final posting pre-reveals roundup
And that's the last of the [info]snapelyholidays entries!

Reveals won't be for a week, leaving some time to catch up on our entries since the halfway point, which are as follows:

  1. Turn and Again
    (Snape/Lupin, adult *warnins)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  2. ART. A History of Two Wars
    (Snape/Moody, adult *warnins)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  3. Cornerstone
    (Snape/Godric Gryffindor, adult *warnings)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  4. Father to the Man
    (Snape/Filch, adult)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  5. Bookends
    (Snape/Lupin, pg)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  6. ART. Partnership
    (Snape/Harry, pg)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  7. Nowt To be Afraid Of
    (Snape, Eileen, pg)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  8. ART. Moonlit Meeting
    (Snape/Firenze, adult *warnins)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  9. A Carol Sung Off Key
    (Snape/Lupin, adult *warnings)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  10. Awkward Advances
    (Snape/Regulus, pg)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  11. Tensile Strength
    (Snape/Neville, adult, *warnings)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  12. ART. ...and a Merry New Year!
    (Snape, Pomona, all-ages)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

  13. Time and Again
    (Snape/Hermione, pg-13)
    ON LJ here | ON DW here

The first half of the exchange entries are listed in this halfway point post.

So if you haven't had time in the holiday rush, we hope you're able to catch up on any entries you may have missed or even more important -- those that you intended on leaving feedback and just didn't have the chance.

Very Happy 2012 to all! We'll see you here next weekend for reveals!
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Jan. 1st, 2012 @ 02:23 am gift fic for prayer_at_night, Snape/Hermione, p-13, worksafe

Recipient: prayer_at_night

Author: leni_jess
Title: Time and Again
Characters: Severus Snape/Hermione Granger (or, more accurately, Severus, Hermione near-as-dammit gen); some background unexplicit Ron/Hermione
Rating: PG-13, worksafe
Content Info: *Epilogue compliant in the letter if not the spirit; no squicks; work safe*
Summary: Three ways Hermione Granger failed to rescue Severus Snape, and one way she did.
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling. The author of this fic has borrowed them for the purposes of storytelling. No profit was or will be made.
Word count: ~11,904
Author Notes Sorry, prayer_at_night, I skipped over the latter part of your prompt for this pairing, fixed on one of your (slash) "likes" instead, and adapted it. I hope the fic pleases you, as you seemed open to whatever I fancied writing! I also hope you don't mind the absence of smut, which I know you would have liked; the story just didn't seem to go beyond hints of UST.

Thanks to my patient beta reader! Thanks also to the endlessly patient Mods, for (what else) endless patience. For the reader's information, Easter in 1998 began on 10 April. The battle of Hogwarts, JKR assures us, began on 1 May.

For other credits, see the End Note.

( Time and Again )

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Dec. 31st, 2011 @ 05:52 am gift art for community, Snape & Pomona, all-ages, worksafe

Recipient: snapelyholidays community

Author: chazpure
Title: ...and a Merry New Year!
Characters: Snape, Pomona
Rating: G, all-ages, worksafe
Media: Pencil & Photoshop

Content Info: *none*
Summary: "You said you didn't want a Christmas present; well, this is a New Year's present!"
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling.
Artist's notes: Wishing all Snape fans the Merriest of New Years!

( ...and a Merry New Year! )

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Dec. 30th, 2011 @ 12:35 am gift fic for community, Snape/Neville, adult (NWS)

Recipient: snapelyholidays community

Author: eeyore9990
Title: Tensile Strength
Characters: Neville Longbottom/Severus Snape
Rating: NC-17 (NWS)
Content Info: *heavy angst, minor character death, flogging, dark themes*
Summary: Everything—everyone—has a breaking point.
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling. The author of this fic has borrowed them for the purposes of storytelling. No profit was or will be made.
Word count: ~5440
Author Notes Deepest thanks to my beta and writing partner for all their help with this fic.

( Tensile Strength )

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Dec. 29th, 2011 @ 12:57 am gift fic for leni_jess, Snape/Regulus, pg

Recipient: leni_jess

Author: [info]eeyore9990 &  [info]r_grayjoy
Title: Awkward Advances
Characters: Severus Snape/Regulus Black
Rating: PG
Content Info: *none*
Summary: Regulus never misses an opportunity to bewilder and confuse Severus.
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling. The author of this fic has borrowed them for the purposes of storytelling. No profit was or will be made.
Word count: ~4,200
Author Notes Happy Holidays, Leni_Jess. Writing this for you was great fun; hope you enjoy it as well.

( Awkward Advances )

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Dec. 28th, 2011 @ 12:59 am gift fic for kinky_kneazle, Snape/Lupin, adult

Recipient: kinky_kneazle

Author: r_grayjoy
Title: A Carol Sung Off Key
Characters: Snape/Lupin
Rating: NC-17, adult
Content Info: *wall!sex, frottage, masturbation, somewhat unintended
voyeurism, snark, silliness, Dickens is spinning in his grave
Summary: Seven months after the end of the war, Severus is as much of a miserable, disagreeable misanthrope as ever. Then Lupin arrives bearing a message. Said message is absurd, not to mention unoriginal. Also, Lupin makes a terrible Jacob Marley.
Disclaimer: Anything you recognize belongs to Rowling or Dickens. Anything utterly ludicrous most likely belongs to me.
Word count: ~13,900
Author Notes: My most heartfelt thanks to those who kept me from falling in the muck while I slogged my way though this and then still liked me enough afterward to beta for me. <3 (Also, I realized that my beta and support crew this time around can be abbreviated "SNERT", which, considering the tone of this fic, amuses me far more than it probably should.)

Another heap of gratitude and groveling to the [info]snapelyholidays mods for being incalculably awesome.

In addition, Mr. Black would like to thank E. for his huge piece of meat.

Dear kinky_kneazle: When I read your list of likes, somehow "Christmas/holiday themes" and "time travel" blended in my head and produced... this. (Also, I might have taken "friends supporting the relationship" a little farther than you had in mind. *snicker*) I tried to put a bit of a new spin on an old theme here. In any case, writing for you was great fun. Hope you enjoy, and very happy holidays to you!

( A Carol Sung Off Key )

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Dec. 27th, 2011 @ 04:24 am gift art for eeyore9990, Snape/Firenze, NSFW, adult

Recipient: eeyore9990

Artist: prayer_at_night
Title: Moonlit Meeting
Characters: Severus/Firenze
Rating: NSFW / NC-17
Content Info: *Erm... I guess it's bestiality to have sexual contact with a Centaur, isn't it? :)*
Summary: Severus and his lover meet for a night-time date out on the Hogwarts grounds.
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling. I only borrow them for fun once in a while, and I certainly don't make any money with this fanart.
Artist's Notes: Dear Eeyore, it was a pleasure to create something for you in this fest. I am, to be honest, not sure if this picture meets your prompts enough, but you said I should put passion into my art and that would make it a good gift for you... so that's what I did, cling to my art bunny and put as much love, passion and work into this as I could.

In the end, I am extremely pleased with how this picture turned out! I really hope that you will like it as much as I do.

I wish you a happy and Snape-filled Christmas time! <3 )))

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Dec. 26th, 2011 @ 12:58 am gift fic for community, Snape, Eileen, pg, gen-ish

Recipient: snapelyholidays community

Author: odogoddess
Title: Nowt To be Afraid Of
Characters: Severus, Eileen, mentions of Lily & Harry & Albus
Rating: PG
Content Info: *Dimensional theory. Character death. Hint of pre-adolescent love, but could be gen depending on reader bias.*
Summary: If dreams can be nightmares, can nightmares be mere dreams?
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling. The author of this fic has borrowed them for the purposes of storytelling. No profit was or will be made.
Word count: ~2,840
Author Notes: Just popped into my head, demanding to be told, so...

( Nowt To be Afraid Of )

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Dec. 24th, 2011 @ 12:45 am Many Merries from your Snapely Moddies!

a very Snapely Holiday to all and to all a wonderful holiday weekend! We'll see you back here on Monday, the 26th.
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Dec. 24th, 2011 @ 12:28 am gift art for twilightsorcery, Snape/Harry, mild pg, worksafe

Recipient: twilightsorcery

Artist: sealcat
Title: Partnership
Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Rating: very mild PG, worksafe
Media: Markers on paper, photoshop to fix minor errors.
Content Info: *chosen prompt: Snarry as detectives*
Summary: Newest member of Department of Mysteries is taking an interest in one of the senior members.
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling.
Artist's Notes: Dear twilightsorcery, I used your prompt of Snarry as detectives, but I was not able to use your other hot kinks (Was trying to do desk!sex, but not working at all...), so it is only in PG/Looks like preslash. I hope you might like it :)

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Dec. 23rd, 2011 @ 03:46 am gift fic for schemingreader, Snape/Lupin, PG

Recipient: schemingreader

Author: bethbethbeth
Title: Bookends
Characters: Snape, Lupin (with some vague hints of future Snape/Lupin)
Rating: PG
Content Info: *Set during Deathly Hallows. Nothing else apart from some 'adult' language*
Summary: In the end, there are no secrets.
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling. The author of this fic has borrowed them for the purposes of storytelling. No profit was or will be made.
Word count: ~2,020
Author Notes: Written with thanks to Simon and Garfunkel's song "Old Friends/Bookends" for both title and inspiration. And thanks so much to G for the beta! [Special note to schemingreader: another story, completely unrelated, but with the same pairing, will be posted in your honor sometime early in the new year. It's the story I originally started to write for you, but which got out of hand before I could finish.]

( Bookends )

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Dec. 22nd, 2011 @ 01:01 am gift fic for bethbethbeth, Snape/Filch, adult

Recipient: bethbethbeth

Author: atdelphi
Title: Father to the Man
Characters: Argus Filch/Severus Snape
Rating: Rated PG by author (The moddies consider this mild R, adult)
Content Info: *childrearing, domesticity, hurt/comfort*
Summary: A restricted spell goes awry, and Severus Snape is left scrambling to cover his tracks. Meanwhile, Argus Filch turns out to be surprisingly good with small children, the nature of time is proven to be fiddly and anyone's guess, and (at least one) Severus gets a second chance at life.
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling. The author of this fic has borrowed them for the purposes of storytelling. No profit was or will be made.
Word count: ~20,160
Author Notes: Title credited to Gerard Manley Hopkins, and by extension to William Wordsworth. The patient beta-readers who helped me with this story know who they are and have my gratitude. Thank you so much for the inspiring prompt, Beth! I hope you enjoy the story and have an absolutely marvellous holiday season.

( Father to the Man )

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Dec. 21st, 2011 @ 02:14 am gift fic for r_grayjoy, Snape/Godric Gryffindor, adult

Recipient: r_grayjoy

Author: irena_candy
Title: Cornerstone
Characters: Severus Snape/Godric Gryffindor
Rating: R, adult
Content Info: *[Chosen challenge: Any scenario that makes Snape/Godric happen is worth all the cookies in the world. I'd love to see someone tackle this! Go wild!] As for warnings - only the usual bit of screwing. bottom!Snape*
Summary: Severus meets the Founders.
Disclaimer: The world of HP and its characters belongs to Rowling. The author of this fic has borrowed them for the purposes of storytelling. No profit was or will be made.
Word count: ~6,200

( Cornerstone )

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Dec. 20th, 2011 @ 03:46 am gift art for fluffyllama, Snape/Moody, adult (NWS)

Recipient: fluffyllama

Artist: trixie_locket
Title: A History of Two Wars
Characters: Severus Snape/Alastor Moody
Rating: adult, NWS (cause of one little detail. Or two. :))
Content Info: *AU in part 3, mutual masturbation, visible handicap*
Summary: Three glimpses of Snape and Moody's history, set in the first war, the second war and after the second war respectively. If you manage to see a story, then all the better. :) (There's always one. :))
Disclaimer: Rowling, the owner of rights, gets all the money. I'm just having a bit of fun with her toys.
Artist's Notes: Merry Christmas, Fluffyllama! (I hope you won't be too disappointed.) Merry Christmas, everyone!

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