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The sshg_promptfest has new rules!


It's getting to be that time of year, again: the sshg_promptfest will open for prompt collection on 10 March! Before it does, however, you should know that I've made some changes to the rules. As always, you may find the SSHG Prompt Fest's complete rules, schedule, and submission guidelines in the community's profile, and to avoid confusion, I urge you to read them before participating. That said, here are the highlights:

  • You may offer prompts anonymously.

  • If you submit your entry before 30 April, you may claim a second prompt (but your deadline will remain 31 May).

  • You may ask for an extension in advance of the deadline (but it's unlikely that I'll grant extensions for second works).

  • Finally, you may explore the relationship between Severus and Hermione however you like, but all fics must be between 1000 and (approximately) 10,000 words—in other words, all your words (including your header) must fit into one LiveJournal post.

As well, I have two clarifications to offer. First, when submitting prompts, the fifth one you offer may be (at your discretion) for art, for fic, or for a choice of art or fic (at the promptee's discretion). Second, if you're an artist, you are not required to use a beta, but there's a place in the header to list one if you do.

If you've any questions about the rules, schedule, and submission guidelines, please email them to sshg.promptfest [at] gmail [dot] com, or ask them in reply to this post.

I hope to see you in March! :D
Snape Showcase
[info]snapecase: Celebrating Severus Snape throughout his ages!

The Snape Showcase is back!
Dear sshg_promptfest Members & Watchers,

I hope that you enjoyed the 2016 summer run of the SSHG Prompt Fest, and I want to thank everyone involved for keeping the SSHG ship afloat on LJ waters through another splendid fest! Particularly at a time when the draw of other fan-friendly platforms is strong, it was good to see so many people new to LJ participate. I include Posting Mod in this, as it was she who kept our entries posting when I could not. *clings gratefully to Posting Mod* Now, I'm not going to break the hit counts for our works down into specifics, but I will tell you that they were quite gratifyingly high. Perhaps next run, dear lurkers, you'll feel more comfortable engaging with us; you're more than welcome to do so! From the shortest note of thanks to the longest squee, there's nothing better, as a creator, than knowing one's work is appreciated. *'s commenters, reccers, and reviewers*

As well, I give tremendous thanks to you, prompters, for inspiring us to bring new SSHG-themed fan works into the world: Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous, adelaidearcher, banglabou, bonsaibetz, droxy (via my self-prompt), hiddenhibernian (via self-prompt), jadeandjuniper, lenaa1987, mywitch, palathene, stronghermione1, themightyflynn, too_dle_oo, and willibald (via self-prompt) each inspired one work; articcat621, delphipsmith, dragoon811, hikorichan, leontinabowie, and ms_anthrop each inspired two works; and toblass inspired three works, one via self-prompt. We couldn't have done it without you, prompters!

Creators, we did it! With the help of our support teams—alpha and beta readers, cheerleaders, formatters—we were able to enrich the SSHG fandom with 31 new fan works! Congratulations and kudos, everyone; our efforts and energy resulted in the happy entertainment of many, and we should all be proud of ourselves! Several of you, I know, had personal challenges to manage in order to participate, and I'm so glad that you were able to do so; the fest wouldn't have been nearly as successful as it was without your participation. *smooches* (For myself, I'm just glad I finally met a deadline and didn't have to kick myself out of my own fest for once!) *\o/*

Now that the reveal is up, we're free to post our fest entries to our journals and archives, and to reply as our fandom selves to the comments that we received (unless *coughs* that's not necessary because one employed a comment-answering sock account to pseudonymously answer one's comments during the fest *coughs*). Next year, trolls permitting, it's my hope that I won't have to disable anonymous commenting in the community.

One last thing: As soon as life permits, I'm going to post about just how to encourage the answering of our previous runs' unanswered prompts. We might accomplish this in the form of one long, open-ended claims post of unanswered prompts, or through a fest featuring nothing but the unanswered prompts of SSHG Prompt Fests past—or perhaps in a manner that one of you will suggest in comments. I'd very much like to see the well of inspiration that is our surfeit of unanswered prompts promoted so that creators might take inspiration from it and share their resultant fan works here with other like-minded fen. That is the point of the sshg_promptfest, after all!

Without further ado, I present the SSHG Prompt Fest 2016 Summer Reveal!Collapse )

All best,

iulia_linnea/Iuls (rhymes with "ghouls," and that's an uppercase, silent "i" there at the beginning!)
Title: In the Shadow of Chipping Clodbury
Type: Fic
Prompter: Anonymous
Creator: mundungus42
Beta(s): Mr. 42
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): Pottermore stuff, racist language, prejudice, social justice.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Goblin parents seek to have one of their children enrolled at Hogwarts, and it causes a storm of debate in the wizarding world. Hermione and Severus take opposite sides.
Summary: An ambush by wand rights activists forces Hermione to delve into the secrets of the past in hopes of making equality for all magical beings a reality.

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ART: Pygmy Puffs (G)

Title: Pygmy Puffs
Type: Art
Prompter: too_dle_oo
Creator: hikorichan
Rating: G
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Six words: Severus Snape, pygmy puff breeder extraordinaire.
Note: I hope you enjoy this, too_dle_oo! Art drawn and coloured with copic inks; lettering and borders added in photoshop.
Summary: While at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Henrietta the pygmy puff spies a mate for her master.

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FIC: Words & Wool (PG-13)

Title: Words & Wool
Type: Fic
Prompter: dragoon811
Creator: iqeret
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Hermione's knitting has always been lumpy and uneven. Deciding that the magic way is the problem, she tries the Muggle method. Snape ends up being the one to teach her, and they fall in love stitch by stitch . . . .
Summary: Hermione reminisces about what brought her and Severus together: botched knitting, a few insults, and an unexpected helping hand.

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FIC: Mother Knows Best (PG-13)

Title: Mother Knows Best
Type: Fic
Prompter: ms_anthrop
Creator: too_dle_oo
Beta(s): theimpossiblegl
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): Ladies of a certain age, cursing, and discussions of Prince George's sweater vests.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Jean Granger joins a woman's book club (she'd already given up on the gardening group, Ikebana lessons, pottery class and the village theatre troupe) and finds the first meeting to be as mind-numbing and horrid as one would expect. She wouldn't have gone back but for the company of one other misfit- an oddly posh, deeply sarcastic and wonderfully brilliant woman named Eileen Prince. When they finally get kicked out of the meetings for taking the piss out of the required reading one too many times, they decide that their plotting skills are best served elsewhere- chiefly, getting their frustratingly single offspring together.
Note: Many thanks for such a delicious prompt, and many additional thanks to the fastest beta in the world for putting up with me! Any mistakes remaining are due to my continual tinkering.
Summary: After retiring and losing her husband, Jean Granger needs to find a new purpose in life. She's looking for a hobby, so it's a good thing her thirtysomething daughter is still single. Of course, she's not the only mum on the lookout for a partner for their child.

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FIC: The Prince's Bride (PG)

Title: The Prince's Bride
Type: Fic
Prompter: willibald
Creator: willibald
Beta(s): eoforyth
Rating: PG
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): AU, Crossover, Same age Severus and Hermione, Crackfic.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Prompt yourself for fic!
Note: Characters belong to JKR and situations to William Goldman — only my warped mind has put them together.
Summary: Familiar characters acting out a familiar story.

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FIC: Masques and Afternoon Tea (PG)

Title: Masques and Afternoon Tea
Type: Fic
Prompter: themightyflynn
Creator: gaeilgerua
Beta(s): articcat621, Meiri, and jamies_lady
Rating: PG
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: The one work function Hermione is made to attend each and every year is the Yule Masquerade. This year, she finds someone intriguing enough to capture her attention away from the political manoeuvring going on all around her, but he disappears before they remove their masks. How can she find him again?
Note: So much thanks goes to all the ladies who helped me throughout this whole process, without all your help, I couldn't have done this. To the prompter, themightyflynn, thank you for this wonderful prompt. This was my first attempt at writing Hermione/Severus, so I hope this lives up to your expectations. Thank you to iulia_linnea for putting together this lovely fest for us. One last note, there are three styles of Greek clothing mentioned, here is a small explanation of each. A chiton is a simple tunic garment worn by both men and women and typically fell to the ankles, with the exception of athletes, warriors, and slaves. A himation, a simple outer garment, could be worn overtop, like a cloak. Chlamys are similar to himation, but were typically shorter in length.
Summary: Years of quiet conversation at the annual masque ball have piqued Hermione's curiosity. With a nudge from Ginny and a little meddling, she finally meets the one wizard who has ensnared her mind.

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FIC: The Daily Gossip (PG-13)

Title: The Daily Gossip
Type: Fic
Prompter: stronghermione1
Creator: articcat621
Beta(s): gaeilgerua and dragoon811
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): Explicit Language.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Hermione and Severus have been secretly seeing each other for over a year. The reactions of their friends and colleagues to their elopement are widely varied.
Note: Big cheer to my betas for supporting me through this entire process, and motivating me when I desperately needed it! I hope everyone enjoys this fluffy bit of SSHG! xx
Summary: Shame the Prophet can't get their facts right.

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FIC: A Glimmer (G)

Title: A Glimmer
Type: Fic
Prompter: articcat621
Creator: melodylepetit
Beta(s): hikorichan and adelaidearcher
Rating: G
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Recently divorced Hermione Granger is hired by Minerva to be the new Muggle Studies professor. Severus steers clear of her, but is shocked when he overhears two staff one day discussing how he was the reason she and X got divorced.
Summary: A glimmer is all it takes to bring Hermione to Hogwarts, and our happy couple together.

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FIC: The Sky At Twilight (PG-13)

Title: The Sky At Twilight
Type: Fic
Prompter: lenaa1987
Creator: banglabou
Beta(s): too_dle_oo
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: There are three kisses that have defined Severus' life, each given by three very different women. It is the last woman, however, that has been lost to him for five years. How does he find Hermione again?
Note: Many thanks to too_dle_oo for the beta love and adelaidearcher for the cheerleading. Thanks also to lenaa1987 for the beautiful prompt that leapt out at me from the list and refused to let go.
Summary: For five years, the Pensieve has been his crutch, his solace and his addiction. Now that Hermione is back at Hogwarts, will it also be his salvation?

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FIC: The Ebb And Tide Of Magic (R)

Title: The Ebb And Tide Of Magic
Type: Fic
Prompter: bonsaibetz
Creator: sarablade
Beta(s): too_dle_oo
Rating: R
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): Posting Mod note: the author has elected not to provide any warnings; I have elected to raise the rating of this story from PG to R due to instances of explicit and implied violence of various kinds.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Severus, the war hero, has a built up a reputation for bedding many witches and brags about his seduction skills to Draco. Draco bets Severus he can't bed the next witch who walks through the door at (your choice of location), and they agree to the bet. Coincidentally, Hermione Granger walks in.
Note: See end notes at the bottom of Part Three.
Summary: The war is but a memory. Draco successfully organizes conferences the world over, and unsuccessfully tries to hold together his father's mental health and his godfather's desultory moods. Snape is worn by too much female attention, not enough intellectual challenges, and not knowing why his former Apprentice all but disappeared from the Wizarding World... Draco thought he'd have to challenge Snape's interest in the scientific conference by having him room next to a stunning Spanish redhead researcher, but even exclusive conferences by the Black Sea are not immune from modern age terrorism and Nazi bunkers, and that's interest enough. And into their posh hotel by the blue waters walks Granger, complete with Harvard doctorate and Tibetan monk fighting skills, but incomplete in terrifying other ways.

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FIC: For the Love of a Good Book (PG)

Title: For the Love of a Good Book
Type: Fic
Prompter: delphipsmith
Creator: starduchess
Beta(s): theimpossiblegl
Rating: PG
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: A spell gone wrong in the library causes Severus and Hermione to take on some (all?) of the attributes of their favorite character from their favorite novel. Bonus points for unexpected favorites.
Note: Super big thanks to my beta for the quick turnaround. I wrestled with the magic in my head for days, so I hope you like what turned out.
Summary: Wish magic is an odd phenomenon to contemplate. It's downright annoying when one is trying to research it in order to stop a children's predicament.

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ART: War Heroes Today! (G)

Title: War Heroes Today!
Type: Art
Prompter: Anonymous
Creator: mywitch
Rating: G
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
(Highlight to View) Prompt: Wizarding world fan art: War Heroes Today! commissions idealised illustrations of Severus and Hermione.
Summary: Idealised paintings of Severus Snape and Hermione Granger.

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