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Contributing to Live Long and Marry?

Some of you may have heard of "Live Long and Marry," a fandom auction to raise money to support marriage equality. Collapse ) Anyway, I'm considering tossing something into the ring in addition to bidding on others' offers, but I don't know what to put up.

Poll #1212395 Summer's Contribution to Live Long And Marry

Summer should offer the following:

beta services
fic (Harry Potter fandom)
audio recording of others' fics
replica of Hermione's wand (hey, I don't want it)
other, I'll comment

If Summer were offering only one, it should be:

beta services
fic (Harry Potter fandom)
audio recording of others' fics
replica of Hermione's wand (hey, I don't want it)
other, I'll comment
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Summertime for fandom

Or "Summer - time for fandom!"

So, my little "hiatus" from fandom and LJ has lasted longer than I may have liked, but that's all right. I have been missing reading, writing, commenting, and squeeing about all this Harry Potter stuff, so I hope to get back to the fun! I've got some thoughts on Charlie I need to nail down. Did you guys realize how much he is not mentioned in Deathly Hallows?! (For the record, I will be reading and posting to both LJ and IJ, so please don't feel obligated to "watch" both places.)

Without further ado, my answers to some interview questions from marginaliana! :)

1. What's your favorite piece of fanfiction that you've written?

I would have to say "We Who Persevere." It was so easy to write, I mean just poured out of me, and the style took care of itself for the most part.

2. If you could have someone create a piece of clothing or furniture or art just for you, what would it be like?

I've always loved to put my feet up on things, like tables or walls depending on where I am. I would love a piece of furniture where I could sit comfortably and put my feet up - WAY up. It would also clash hideously with every other piece of furniture in the room, and it would be totally resistant to cat claws and dog paws.

3. What's the weather like where you are?

The last couple of days have been pretty hot and muggy, with lots of thunderstorms and lightning and a few floods and even a tornado warning. It's my first springtime in Ohio, and I'm a little weirded out by it. I always knew I would miss California weather, but I'm surprised to find myself missing the "normalcy" of Virginia weather too :)

4. Is there one book that you would say was very formative in your youth/teenage years?

In a word... no. I read so much, so early in life, that I couldn't point to one or two as formative. One of the stories that stayed with me was a trilogy of short novels called "The True Game," by Sheri S. Tepper. I've just learned that she did in fact write the sequels to that, in the form of two more trilogies from different characters' perspectives, so I'm looking forward to finding those.

5. What's one weird habit you have?

I have been known to take photographs of people's houses so that I can use them as inspirations in the Sims 2. I don't know if I'd call it a "habit," but it's definitely weird :).

If anyone wants to ask me more interview questions, feel free, or if you want me to come up with five questions for you, just comment!
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I'm turning off comments to this journal, for the purely selfish reason that I won't be replying and I'd rather not leave anyone hanging. Please feel free to enjoy fics or meta or whatever else is on here.

Update: comments are back on :)
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Number Thirteen (Snape/Harry, NC-17) ~28,000 words

Fic! Whoa!

This started in November of 2006, when I wrote a whole bunch of kind of random Snape/Harry lovin'. Then, for last summer's fic exchange, hp_summersmut, I got a lovely prompt from unbroken_halo and managed to salvage some, rewrite a lot, and finish the thing. I never posted it here, so please take a look if you haven't. I had a lot of fun with it :).

TITLE: Number Thirteen
REQUESTER: unbroken_halo
AUTHOR: summerborn
PAIRING: Snape/Harry
SUMMARY: Harry and Hermione have been friends for a long time, but he still isn't too sure about her suggestion to use a dating service (especially when that dating service has a reputation for catering to, shall we say, "alternative" tastes). What follows is a mix of passion, disappointment, meddling, and new discoveries, as Harry finds himself facing choices and situations he'd never dreamed of.
WARNINGS: AU. D/s relationships.
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Written pre-DH, but AU anyway. Many many thanks to the exchange moderator, and to my betas for their help! Any remaining errors or plot holes are entirely my fault. ~28,000 words.

( Number Thirteen )

On masterlists and indices

It has come to my attention that my fic index here on LJ is out of date, as is my IJ community summerfic, where I index all stories. There are at least three I can see to add to the latter, so I'm working on getting all the links and stuff straightened out so I can post them (omg, it is so much easier to do that at the time something goes up!). Hopefully I'll post the first of them by tomorrow sometime.

Anyway, all this occurred to me while I was eying remixredux08's info. I feel like Will Ferrell from Elf: What's a remix?!?! I want one!!

Of course, it's not likely I'll be part of it, all things considered, but it's nice to know it's there, anyway.

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PLEASE NOTE: Any illegal activity referenced in this journal is for the purposes of FICTION only. Personally, I condemn illegal activity as a rule, and I do NOT encourage any illegal activity, whether that be rape, drug use, or Unforgivable curses. Nothing in this journal is used in furtherance of any illegal activity. ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK.

Now. Hi! If you're looking for my fics, you might like this index of my fics, which lists pairing, rating, title, length, and a brief description for everything I've posted on LJ. If, on the other hand, you're here to get to know me, you might check out one of the following:
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Snupin in Drabble and Audio forms

Two news items!

First, celandineb wrote me a Snape/Lupin drabble (Troth, here), which makes me all warm and gooey inside. Thank you so much, Cel!!

Second, as I mentioned on lupin_snape, the latest episode of Snapecast features a panel discussing Snape ships, and I got to be on it representing Snape/Lupin as well as some other rarer Snape pairs. The segment starts at 12:36, though I should say I haven't listened to it (or the episode) yet, but I do know I'm on there. See for episode index and download link.

That is all. Back to reading fest fic! Or at least, Snupin Santa fest fic.
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Top Ten Signs you're reading a fic by Summerborn

Top ten signs you're reading a fic by Summerborn

10. The end does not deliver on the promises of the beginning.

9. Snape is darkly mysterious and incredibly, inexplicably attractive to *someone*.

8. Any smut is explicit, and lengthy, but not actually very kinky.

7. Blowjobs are treated lovingly.

6. Threesomes are likely.

5. Lupin has a job, or has had a job, he doesn't really want to tell anyone about - such as prostitute, garbage collector, or barrister.

4. Lucius is a sympathetic character.

3. Or... someone else is a sympathetic character - Regulus or Narcissa or someone else that I am always surprised to find out that people don't like.

2. Snape and Lupin have a relationship that no one else understands, but it totally works for them. Actually, have I written this yet? I forget what I've managed to finish in the past few months. Which brings me to the number one way to tell you're reading a Summerborn fic...

1. It's not turned in yet.