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hpthemes_mods wrote in hpthemes
Hi, everyone!

Thanks so much for your votes and feedback on our post earlier this week. It's been really helpful and encouraging to read what you have to say. We'll be working on ways to help you help us publicize this community - including having a banner available so you can advertise the specific theme of the week!

To that end, I introduce both the banner and the theme for this week:

That's right, our theme is HOGWARTS STAFF, in honor of the back-to-school season. Staff includes, but is not limited to, professors, caretakers, mediwitches, etc. They can be current, former, or future employees (We'd love so see some Headmaster Dippet drawings or Filch-focused fic!).

For this theme, please tell us WHICH STAFF MEMBER(s) the fanwork features.

Here, have a template!

Also, if you would like to spread the word about this theme (I'm looking at you, Minerva and Severus fans!), the following code will help you do so—it's the small banner above linking back to this entry.

We're really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!

And, as always, happy reccing!

Title: The Potions Master's Baby
Author/Artist: Snapes_Goddess
Working Link: http://hp.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600018478
Pairing/Gen: Snape/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Severus Snape, Hermione Granger
Author's Summary:Take a fertile witch, a reclusive wizard and a meddlesome ghost, add them together and what do you get? A funny little tale about the redemption that comes with true love.

Contributor's Comments: One of my go-to stories. Hermione is in her 30s and lovely and Severus is very Severus but we get to look behind the mask.
Warnings: AU/AR, HJ, Language, M/F, OC, Oral, Preg

Title: A bit of the Dark Sinister
Author/Artist: Echo
Working Link: http://dracoandginny.com/viewstory.php?sid=3162&warning=2
Pairing/Gen: Draco/Ginny
Rating: NC-17-ish
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Draco Malfoy
Author's Summary: Draco and Ginny had a "moment" in the past that resulted in... another person. A person whose Malfoyishness was always mistaken for Weasley spunk.

Contributor's Comments: Among the first fanfics I ever read. It's still as good as back then :)

Title: Until Proven
Author/Artist: Tira Nog
Working Link:http://tiranog.southroad.com/harry_potter/Until_Proven_Part-I.htm
Pairing/Gen: Snape/Harry
Rating: R
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Harry Potter, Severus Snape
Author's Summary: None

Contributor's Comments: After defeating Voldemort, Harry experiences random manifestations of great power. Nine years later, a new Dark force threatens the Wizarding world and it starts with a conspiracy against Severus Snape.

I was just about to rec this too! Amazing fic! :D

Title: As Human As To Breathe
Author/Artist: kennahijja
Working Link: Part 1, Part 2
Pairing/Gen: Mostly Gen, some Dumbledore/Grindelwald
Rating: PG-13
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Albus Dumbledore
Author's Summary: Step into a world in which Ariana Dumbledore lived…

Contributor's Comments: This is the fic that got me into genfic. It's really incredible, and gives the reader an inside look at Dumbledore's life-or what it could have been had Ariana lived.

Edited at 2011-09-02 06:04 pm (UTC)

Thanks so much for the rec!

Would it also be appropriate to rec this for Canon Death Reversed/Ignored? If so, I can tag it as such in Delicious and also just fill out the template on that theme for this story as well. (Or you can comment with the rec on that entry; either way.)

Title: Atonement
Author/Artist: ChristyCorr
Working Link: here
Pairing/Gen: Gen, Albus, Grindelwald
Rating: PG-13
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Albus Dumbledore
Author's Summary: none

Contributor's Comments: Dumbledore goes to visit an old friend during Voldemort's first rise to power.

Title: What to My Wondering Eyes Should Appear
Author/Artist: kellychambliss
Working Link: http://hoggywartyxmas.livejournal.com/5836.html
Pairing/Gen: mostly gen
Rating: PG-13
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Dobby, with observations of others
Author's Summary: Dobby doesn't have a red nose, and he's never claimed to be a reindeer. But when it comes to delivering Christmas presents, he'll go down in history.

Contributor's Comments: Dobby's observations of the various Hogwarts staff are priceless and spot-on, and his sense of wonder is contagious.

Title: The Rules
Author/Artist: therealsnape
Working Link: http://severusb4.livejournal.com/14097.html
Pairing/Gen: Gen
Rating: PG-13
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Severus, Minerva
Author's Summary: The seventh year at Hogwarts. Much has changed, for the Deputy Headmistress as well as for the new Headmaster. But it seems that some rules can still be the same …

Contributor's Comments: Severus-Minerva snark makes meetings bearable, and takes a bit of the sting out of Snape's year as Headmaster.

Title: A Job Well Done
Author/Artist: purplefluffycat
Working Link: http://snape-rarepairs.livejournal.com/130883.html?view=426819#t426819
Pairing/Gen: Argus/Severus
Rating: NC-17
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Argus, and his interesting observations of other staff
Author's Summary: ...“So that is why the very same February morning saw a large, rangy old tabby cat pad along the dungeon corridors with a piece of contraband between her pointy teeth...”

Contributor's Comments: "Argus Filch's Philavery of Fucking - a Field Guide to Hogwarts." Need I say more?

Title: Bad Timing
Author/Artist: LinZE on TPP
Working Link: http://www.thepetulantpoetess.com/viewstory.php?sid=8628
Pairing/Gen: Minerva/Severus + a surprise
Rating: NC-17
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Minerva, Severus
Author's Summary: Severus has plans. Unfortunately, so do some other people, but plans are for changing, and sometimes the consequences are all the better for a little innovation.

Contributor's Comments: Pron. Fun, fun, pron, with Umbridge as an unwitting voyeur.

Title: Tight Squeeze
Author/Artist: albalark
Working Link: http://rarepair-shorts.livejournal.com/407626.html
Pairing/Gen: Hagrid/Poppy-ish
Rating: PG-13
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Hagrid, Poppy
Author's Summary: Overheard in the Hogwarts Infirmary

Contributor's Comments: So much fun. Make sure you don't have a mouthful of coffee when you read it, though, otherwise your keyboard might suffer.

Title: Patients and Perseverance
Author/Artist: tetleythesecond
Working Link: http://tetleythesecond.livejournal.com/66941.html
Pairing/Gen: Poppy/Wilhelmina
Rating: NC-17-ish
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Poppy Pomfrey, Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank
Author's Summary: Hogwarts seems to have a strange effect on Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank's hand-eye coordination.

Contributor's Comments: I love this pairing. When one is the Care of Magical Creatures professor, one needs an excellent mediwitch with a good bedside manner.

Okay, here are a bunch of my own, and I'll try to cook up a list of other peoples' stuff later on when I have a bit more time to search my linkies!

Title: Between a Sleep and a Sleep
Author/Artist: flaminia_x
Working Link: http://flaminia-x.livejournal.com/35369.html
Pairing/Gen: Gen
Rating: PG
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Minerva, (later Severus as faculty)
Author's Summary: There hasn't been a time when she didn't watch him.

Contributor's Comments: Written for the 2011 exchange at stseiya_fanfics. A story written for the Secret Coconut 2010, a fic exchange promoted by the community Saint Seiya Superfics Journal. Title is taken from a line of a poem by A.C. Swinburne (included at the end).


Title: Daydreaming
Author/Artist: flaminia_x
Working Link: http://flaminia-x.livejournal.com/34857.html
Pairing/Gen: Harry/Neville, Harry/Gilderoy Lockhart (sort of)
WIP/Complete: Complette
Featured Staff Member: Gilderoy Lockhart
Author's Summary: In addition to Memory Charms, Lockhart had a few other specialities up his sleeve. But when people starts noticing odd changes in Harry's behavior after detentions with him, will they figure out what's going on?

Contributor's Comments: Written for the 2010-2011 rarepair_shorts exchange.


Title: Deciding Detentions
Author/Artist: flaminia_x
Working Link: http://flaminia-x.livejournal.com/6887.html
Pairing/Gen: Gen
Rating: G
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Albus Dumbledore, Argus Filch, Filius Flitwick, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Hagrid, Rolanda Hooch, Severus Snape, Mad-Eye Moody, Madame Pince, the Fat Friar, Sybil Trelawney, Prof. Binns
Author's Summary: What must normally have happened at your average faculty meeting at Hogwarts – or, how detentions get decided.

Contributor's Comments: A pleasant piece of PWP/AU perfection, wicked wit and grammarly genius! Written for the 2009 Grammar Love Ficathon!


Title: Gossip Folks
Author/Artist: flaminia_x
Working Link: http://flaminia-x.livejournal.com/19070.html#cutid1
Pairing/Gen: Gen
Rating: R
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Severus Snape, Dumbledore, McGonagall, Professor Sprout
Author's Summary: Severus accidentally ingests far too much caffeine or similar on his birthday and is, therefore, unexpectedly perky. Someone draws an odd conclusion.

Contributor's Comments: Written for the 2010 severus_shorts 's Brief Birthday Celebration!

And part two!


Title: Help Will Always Be Given to Those who Ask For It
Author/Artist: flaminia_x
Working Link: http://flaminia-x.livejournal.com/33577.html
Pairing/Gen: Gen
Rating: G
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape, Filius Flitwick, portrait!Albus Dumbledore, Poppy Pomfrey, and a small cameo by Irma Pince
Author's Summary: The Thestrals are disappearing. Can the faculty and staff of Hogwarts band together to solve the problem?

Contributor's Comments: Written for the 2010 hoggywartyxmas exchange.


Title: Oh, Just Shut Up Already
Author/Artist: flaminia_x
Working Link: http://flaminia-x.livejournal.com/20802.html
Pairing/Gen: Severus/Harry
Rating: PG-13/R
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Severus Snape
Author's Summary: Written for the 2009 mini_fest for prompt #12: Harry tries to find the perfect present to help him confess his love to his teacher. Based on Ricky Martin's “Ay Ay Ay It's Christmas” - lyrics included.

Contributor's Comments: See above.


Title: Send Me an Angel
Author/Artist: flaminia_x
Working Link: http://flaminia-x.livejournal.com/18055.html
Pairing/Gen: Harry/Draco, Harry/Draco/Severus
Rating: PG-13
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Severus Snape, Dumbledore, Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy
Author's Summary: Severus figures out his heart's desire.

Contributor's Comments: Written for the 2009 hp_triangle. Written for the prompt: two characters get sent backward or forward in time and begin to fight over the third character.

Title: Familiar Rituals (1977)
Author/Artist: squibstress
Working Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/216662
Pairing/Gen: Albus/Minerva
Rating: NC-17
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Albus, Minerva
Author's Summary: Albus and Minerva celebrate the end of term with rituals pleasant and otherwise.

Contributor's Comments: How Minerva McGonagall got roped into being Head of Gryffindor.

Title: Behind Every Good Man
Author/Artist: juniperus
Working Link: thepetulantpoetess, lj
Pairing/Gen: Severus/OC
Rating: PG-13
WIP/Complete: Complete
Featured Staff Member: Severus Snape
Author's Summary: There is a story of Severus Snape you know, Mr. Potter. There is also a story you don't… until now.

Contributor's Comments: This is the first Severus-centric fic I ever read, and it gave me a whole new appreciation for him. Any fan of Snape should make sure they read this fic. :)


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