madeleone: (hermione gr)
So, I can now admit to writing for Besieging Miss Granger for [livejournal.com profile] krissy_cits. The original prompt was: Hermione keeps bumping into Severus Snape, and she starts to wonder if it is REALLY coincidental or not.

I will admit I set out to write a much different story. I'd expected it to be a short 4 to 5k fluffy fic about Severus having a crush on Hermione but unwilling to reveal his feelings. Somehow along the way, that morphed into a mystery/stalker fic--at least Severus wasn't her stalker. Sometimes I hate it when plot bunnies escape their cage and go haring off on their own. :-) I'd like to thank my totally awesome beta [livejournal.com profile] delphipsmith for her patience and amazing beta skills. She's a real peach.

I've enjoyed all of the great fic and art created for this fest. There are still a few fics I've not had a chance to read yet, but I will soon. I must say it all was excellent and I am in awe of the talent we harbor here in our little corner of the fandom. Many, many thanks to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest mods [livejournal.com profile] delphipsmith and [livejournal.com profile] dreamy_dragon73 for all they do to keep the fest going.


ETA:I almost forgot to mention that the background for this fic, Logralo's, the business shared by Luna, Hermione, and Neville, originally appeared in in a short ficlet titled Phoenix Feathers at Dusk that I wrote way back in 2009 when I was just trying out my fanfic wings. It was posted over at hpcon_envy in response to a prompt by bambu345. It's also at ff.net (where I post as magalena). It's certainly not necessary to read it before Besieging Miss Granger, but it shows how Logralo's got started. I always thought it would be fun to expand into that universe a bit so I had fun with it here.
madeleone: (hermione gr)
WooHoo! My gift The Best Laid Plans was posted today over at the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest and a lovely one it is! My mystery author combined several of my prompts into one sweet, funny, smutty tale. Check it out here:

Recipient madeleone
Title:The Best Laid Plans
Author: Anon
Pairing: Severus/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 8,560 +/-
Content: Smut abounds! I took the liberty of diving right into an established friendship without much back explanation, I hope that’s okay. Post-war AU where Severus lives.
Disclaimer: All recognizable characters belong to JK Rowling and associates. No copyright infringement intended.
Summary: No one ever said making plans was Harry’s strong suit.

As I said in my comment at giftfest: Dear MA, thank you so much. This was perfect, you've checked all my boxes: it's a cute, funny, smutty, sexy romp, with a happy ending. Who could ever ask for more.  ;-)
madeleone: (hermione gr)

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I'm so happy that this fest is happening again this year. Although I won't be able to participate as a writer, because we won't be home from our trip until Oct 18th I know know I couldn't pull anything together in time. But I promise to read and look and oooh and aaahh over all the wonderful entries.
madeleone: (hermione gr)
I've finally got around to posting my [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest story, The Librarian, at both AO3 and FF.net. and will likely post to a couple of other archives soon.

I'm just wondering if anyone else is having issues with ff.net's review response system (which doesn't let you repy in the reviews online, but links you to send the commentor an email message). I keep getting emails with new reviews, but when I try to click on the review response link it goes to a page that says 'we cannot find the review you are replying to'. And on the site if I click on the reviews it says I have x-number of reviews but it only shows the first eight reviews, which are from the first two days I posted. The rest of the reviews that I received email notifcation of aren't there. I know it must be something wonky with ff.net but is it doing this to everyone or just at random? Weird.

RL UPDATE:

In other news, a brief real life update. Had a lovely family holiday celebration at our youngest daughters house in Manistee, with all four kids and their families the weekend before Christmas. Grandkids were cuddled, gifts were exchanged, games were played, much food was enjoyed and a good time was had by all. The biggest surprise gift was from oldest daughter: she and hubby gave us a card, after we read it there was a flap taped on that said open this for surprise (which I thought was a gift card...hey it was about that size) but it was much better, because under it was an ultrasound picture. Yup! Grandchild #5 is on the way, due in mid July. This will be #2 for that daughter...our family is growing.

Then hubby and I had a quiet Christmas day the next week with just the two of us. One son came out for gifts and dinner. (he is the only who is single and he still lives nearby).

New Years Eve and day were also quiet time as well which is fine with us, we aren't really big partiers. Movies and reading for me and football games for hubby.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season and are looking forward to the coming year!
madeleone: (hermione gr)
A HUGE THANK YOU to [livejournal.com profile] rayvyn2k for the gorgeous fic she wrote for me at the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest, titled To Have or Have Not.

Title: To Have or Have Not (The Severus & Hermione Version)
Pairing: Severus/Hermione, Lucius/Narcissa
Rating: PG
Word Count: 12K
Content: Elements of Noir. Off page torture. Off page death of OC family. Gruesome death of someone who deserves it. No other warnings apply.
Summary: Severus has left the Wizarding world and is living quietly as a Muggle boat captain in Dover, UK. He uses his boat to take tourists to Calais until Unspeakable Hermione shows up to ask a favor.
Author's Note: Prompt #5: After the war Severus survived he dropped out of the wizarding world. Several years later Hermione unexpectedly meets him again. Where do they meet, and what are they doing now? I'd like to see Severus doing something other than Potions or teaching, could be a related field or something completely different.
madeleone, your statement that Severus and Hermione are your "Bogey and Bacall" really struck a chord with me. When I received my assignment, I knew I had to find a way to work our heroes into one of B & B's movies. And which better than the one that started the real Bogey and Bacall romance?


I was totally blown away by this awesome fic. I had never seen the movie, but reading the Severus/Hermione version led me to seek it out as a Christmas gift for myself. Can't wait to watch it!
madeleone: (hermione gr)
OMG, OMH, OMG!!! Christmas has come early for me. My gift was posted today and it is brilliant!

When filling out the sign up form for giftfest one of the questions was: What you love about the SSHG pairing---and I said: I love the age difference, they are my Bogey and Bacall. My lovely Mystery Author took this idea and one of my prompts and ran with it, creating a story based on B&B's very first move together: 'To Have and Have Not'. So rush over to the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest and read "To Have or Have Not" and leave my MA some love. :)
madeleone: (hermione gr)
The [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest started posting today with two fabulous fics. I am so looking forward to having of fresh new bunch SS/HG goodness to read and savor.

I went back and re-read my own offering since it's been a couple of weeks since I sent it off to the lovely mods and wouldn't you know, I founds several typo's, etc. Nothing huge, an extra space here and there, a missed comma or apostrophe, a couple of misspelled words. Still, why is it you can go over something a dozen times and it looks fine. But when you go back later you still find all these little mistakes? I'm beginning to think when you close the file the fic itself rearranges things just to trick you. It's the only explanation. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

On a personal note,Read more... )
madeleone: (hermione gr)
There are still quite a few spots for authors open at the signups for this years [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest, and the sign ups are open until midnight tomorrow!


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Sign Ups begin Sep 7 at [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest

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I couldn't join last year because the writing time was right in the middle of our 4 week trip to Scotland and Ireland. But I'm free this year and have signed up. I'm a little nervous because I really haven't written much since the LBB of last year, but I'm hoping for inspiration. In the past, I've always seemed to do better writing to a prompt. Wish me luck!

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