Apr. 7th, 2008

stop the insanity!

I've started writing Norman Conquest/Founders' Era Snupin.

I need so much help. ;)

from my notes:
Remus had been in contact with a difficult and taciturn spy, one with whom he also feels a tie of destiny. the spy is called Severus of Snape, a Yorkshire potioner who was a disciple of Slytherin and now infiltrates the Norman forces on behalf of the newly-founded Hogwarts alliance. not many in Britain are aware of his dual role; he does not himself suspect that Remus knows.
but Remus is a disciple of Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, and Hufflepuff herself knows many of Slytherin's secrets. there is tension among the Founders, as the Norman conquest rolls over England, but they hold fast to each other in the face of a stronger enemy. Hogwarts, they are determined, shall outlast the Conquest.

Mar. 21st, 2008

Not really meta so much, but...

One of the things that bothered me about the end of DH is that Snape never has any idea what happens at the end, and Harry never gets any kind of true closure with Snape or with Dumbledore.
So when I was working on Nanowrimo, I did a lot of writing to try to create some of that closure for them both, and to address the emotional fall-out Harry might have gone through as he processed events.
It really burned me up that there wasn't any mention of consequences for anybody, emotional or otherwise.
Also, hey, hello, has anybody else noticed that except for the moment when he is working explicitly on Dumbledore's orders, the adult Snape does not use an Unforgivable Curse on camera? (Correct me if I'm wrong, here. The only place where it's unclear is in Chapter 1 of DH where there is no dialogue attribution on the "Avada Kedavra" that kills Charity Burbage. But I think we're meant to believe it was Voldemort?)
Harry uses the Imperius and Cruciatus. Heck, McGonagall uses the Imperius! With no fall-out! No straight-to-Azkaban, do-not-pass-go, do-not-collect-Order-of-Merlin. Are they Unforgivable, or not? That's a level of relative morality that I find problematic. Which, I suppose, is why I'm still rewriting the same things over and over again in my fics.  LOL.
So anyway, here's 1700 words or so from my Nanowrimo craziness, in which Snape survives long enough to be put in St. Mungo's in a coma, and Harry tries to work through some of his baggage...

Title: hm, I should have one of those... let's call this "Visiting Hours"
Author: [info]zephre
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1,709
Characters: Harry, Snape, mention of others.
Summary: In the days following the Battle, Harry finds that visiting a comatose Snape at St. Mungo's brings some small comfort.
Warnings: angst, oh the angst!

June, 1998, High-Security Wing of St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries )

Nov. 1st, 2007

nanowrimo: team fanfic

I'm hopelessly mired in this fanfic now, and it's spiraling out of my control. Characters keep insisting on being included. The main thread so far is Harry/Luna, but Ron/Hermione, Draco/OFC, and Remus/Severus are elbowing their way onstage, plus others not yet permanently paired off. I need a wheel of apocalypse or something to spin to come up with a plot, outside of flashbacks to the war.

In any case, my best friend IRL got to hear her baby's heartbeat last week and showed me her ultrasound photo, and that is where this snippet came from:

2007, Luna and Harry at a restaurant in London )

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