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22 January 2011 @ 05:24 pm
It’s time for a rec post! As usual, I am incredibly behind. Let’s get this par-tay started. The ‘my failing’ section is best read after the fic, but since I’ve already flailed all over most of these fics, it will save some time on the posting. If I’m rec’cing them, it means I love them.

hoggywartyxmas recs:

  • A Winter Walk by ysilme. | G | 1,100 | Minerva McGonagall / Poppy Pomfrey | “Two longstanding friends share their annual tradition.” | I adored reading this story. [Apologies, added the ‘flail’ section after.]
  • They Talk, You Know by therealsnape. | PG-13 | 1,300 | Pomona Sprout / Rosmerta | “Rosmerta learns about the language of flowers.” | My flailing.
  • Being Expendable by redsnake05. | R | 12,990 | Minerva McGonagall / Alastor Moody | “When Minerva is given the opportunity to contribute to the war against Grindelwald, she finds exhaustion, trust, and the rewards of being expendable.” | Flailing 1 and 2.
  • A Gilded Cage by lash_larue. | R | 7,200 | Gilderoy Lockhart / others | “All that glitters may be all that there is. The creation of Gilderoy Lockhart, Order of Merlin, Third Class, Honorary Member of the Dark Force Defense League and five-time winner of Witch Weekly’s Most-Charming-Smile Award.” | My [embarrassing] flailing.
  • From the Desk of Headmistress McGonagall by parseltonguepen. | R | ~1,500 | Minerva and other mentions | “It’s not really a good idea to mix alcohol, gossip, and correspondence.” | My flailing.
  • Spinsters on a Sunday Morning by tetleythesecond. | Light R | 7,250 | Irma Pince / Minerva McGonagall, Reporter | “The headmistress is retiring, and Rita Skeeter is sent to interview her. Oh, how she looks forward to that.” | My flailings.
  • And When I Saw It, I Immediately Thought of You by miss_morland. | PG | 1,265 | Albus Dumbledore / Filius Flitwick, Minerva McGonagall / Severus Snape, Remus Lupin / Poppy Pomfrey, bonus surprise pairing | “Even the best laid plans sometimes go awry.” | My flailing.
  • Inheritance by magnetic_pole. | PG | 3,500 | Remus Lupin, Minerva McGonagall, Sirius Black, Severus Snape | “Seven short stories about the legacy of Walburga Black.” | My flailing.
  • Curtain by therealsnape. | PG-13 | 8,000 | Severus Snape / Hermione Granger | “An outrageous tale in which Severus isn’t dead, and Hermione isn’t going to marry Ron nor work for the Ministry. Instead, Post-Battle Hogwarts needs money for rebuilding, and one of the fundraising projects is a Hogwarts Calendar. A tragi-comedy in five scenes and some interludes, with a supporting role for Minerva.” | My flailing.
  • Help Will Always Be Given to Those who Ask For It by flaminia_x. | G | 3,900 | Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Filius Flitwick, portrait!Albus Dumbledore, Poppy Pomfrey, small cameo by Irma Pince | “The Thestrals are disappearing. Can the faculty and staff of Hogwarts band together to solve the problem?” | My flailing.
  • Blindness and Stars by featherxquill. | NC-17 | 11,000 | Rita Skeeter / Amelia Bones | “In the months following Voldemort’s first defeat, two women with similarly ambitious natures but very different ethics cross paths often enough that they decide to try walking together.” | Flailings 1 and 2 and 3.
  • Love Accidentally by atdelphi. | General | 2,800 | Neville Longbottom, Kingsley Shacklebolt / Gilderoy Lockhart, Dudley Dursley / Millicent Bulstrode, Aberforth Dumbledore, Horace Slughorn / Argus Filch, Augusta Longbottom / Pomona Sprout | “On a quest to find the perfect gift for his grandmother, Neville inadvertently spreads some Christmas cheer and romance.” | My flailings.
  • I have not specifically mentioned my gift, but if you haven’t taken a look or want to do so again, you should go do that.

Now for the non-hoggywarty. These are from random places and times; I will have fewer details on these.

Other Recs:

  • TMIF by tartansocks. | PG-13 | Art | Minerva McGonagall / Amelia Bones.
  • I’ll Be There Before You by mindabbles. | R | 6,900 | Minerva McGonagall / Amelia Bones | “Every holiday, as long as they both are able, Amelia and Minerva will meet at the rock just over the hill.” | My flailing.
  • Comfort by mothwing. | G | Art | Minerva McGonagall / Poppy Pomfrey | “"No, Minerva, there's nothing you could have done." - Minerva holding a vigil at Hermione's Basilisk-petrified body, Poppy Pomfrey lending some comfort and a hot cuppa.”
  • The Thermodynamics of the Moka Pot by tetleythesecond. | R | 11,400 | Minerva McGonagall / Rolanda Hooch / Amelia Bones | “Minerva McGonagall may be able to bend the laws of physics, but where there is steam, there will always be pressure. The question is what to do about it.” | Flailings 1 and 2.
  • Reckless by mothwing. | G | Art | Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Rolanda Hooch | “"Mind your own beeswax, Poppy, I know what I'm doing, and she's protected by a series of spells, so get out of my way or get hit by a bludger, your choice."”
  • Dumbledore and Fawkes by caladan_dd. | G | Art | Albus Dumbledore, Fawkes | “Different moments in time.” More amazing caladan_dd art.
  • Inventory of Parts by anonymous because it wasn’t updated and I’ll have to find the master list later. | R | Art | Pansy Parkinson / Luna Lovegood (as Olivia/Cesario from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night).
  • Love in Idleness by…same problem as above. | R | 1,600 | Bellatrix Black / Pansy Parkinson | “Instead of returning to Hogwarts, Pansy becomes the apprentice to the Lestranges. Bellatrix makes it a point to educate her in more ways than one.”
  • Pureblood Pleasure by [same problem]. | NC-17 | Art | Pansy Parkinson / Astoria [Insert Surname Here].

I am missing out on tons and tons, I’m sure, but there we go for now. I’m ashamed to admit how long that took me.


You'll be with me like a hand print on my heart.
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therealsnape: Humbugtherealsnape on January 23rd, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
And that's a hot rec for Miss_morland. Thanks for letting me know!
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Sunglasses - Too Hot.cranky__crocus on January 27th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! I'm glad that even my belated rec'cing helped one of my favuorite people! :D
þeof in þystromothwing on January 24th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, more awesome-sounding recs to go on my ever-growing list! I'm so incredibly behind with my Christmas reading, it's not even funny any more.

And thanks for rec'ing my art. *blushes*
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Owl || Perching.cranky__crocus on January 27th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
I'm incredibly behind on all 2010 fanfic - fear not! I'm still catching up on fic from the fests I participated in... *Headdesk.* It'll be nice to be caught up. It seems this is my Year Off Fests, even if last year was my first Year In Fests. I am a silly silly girl.