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Snarry-a-Thon 2010 reviews

Reviews of my favorite stories from the Snarry-a-Thon 2010 over at [info]snape_potter. Main fic, although there were also a lot of really awesome art. The Master list with author reveals are up here.

Listed in order of preference:

All Heaven's Glory
by carolinelamb/countesszero
Other pairings/threesome: Severus/Remus, Remus/Tonks, references to past relationships (Harry/Draco).
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 45,500
Warning(s): (highlight for spoilers) *AU, Romance, Mpreg, Hermaphrodite, Bottom!Snape, Bottom!Harry, Character Death - not Snape or Harry.*
Prompt: #369 - But I slightly altered the original prompt to adjust it to Post-DH, sans epilogue of course: Severus is pregnant, then abandoned by his lover. The Ministry decides that Severus must marry and plans on auctioning him off to the highest bidder. Minerva, the head of the Order asks Harry who lives in France to return to England and marry Severus.
Summary: Severus would do what a Slytherin did best. He would scheme and plot to ensure that in the end he would get what he was after.
ALL-TIME FAVORITE: I don't use this label often or lightly, and only when a fic is both well-written AND affects me in a special way. And god, this story affected me on emotional, psychological, and intellectual levels. The characterization, plot, style - all appeal to me in a way I completely didn't expect. I mean...hermaphrodite!Snape? Who bottoms and mpregs...and Severus/REMUS?? But seriously, each of these points are so well executed and woven into the story that they are indispensable and actually enhance the story! There is absolutely NOTHING squick-ish or cracky or dismissible about the story. But since I've already written an essay about how much I adore this fic in the comments, I won't do it again here. Except to mention that it is (loosely) modeled after Gone With the Wind and works out amazingly well.

Know Thine Own Heart; The Scandalous (and Spiritual) Tale of Mr Harry Potter
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 73,500
Prompt: 150: Snape kidnaps Harry, but why? This prompt got a bit swamped by the mammoth story that grew around it, but it is there.
Summary: London, 1816. Genteel young clerk Harry Potter is blackmailed by the sinfully wicked Severus Snape. By what does Mr Snape truly desire, and what does it take for Harry to know his own heart? This is Regency-style Harry Potter with cock-fighting *wink*, some good old-fashioned duelling and some scandalous lovemaking – plus a dash of spiritual true, true love.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Oh wow, it is now 4:30 in the morning, and I've been reading nonstop since before 11pm. The length, intricacy, and quality of this fic simply blew me out of the water. So, the plot takes place in an alternate reality era in which magic exists, but Harry is never sent to Hogwarts by his guardian, Sirius, in order to raise him as a part of muggle society. Harry is 18, idealistic, romantic, and sheltered when he first meets Snape, a dangerous, enigmatic, and not-so-nice gentleman whom Sirius detests. Harry is blackmailed into various jaunts around town with Snape and slowly becomes caught up in a whirlwind of lust, danger, and self-discovery. The plot and pacing of the story are quite excellent, and I adored all the characters' alter egos in this AR, especially Ron and Snape. This Snape is quite the regency romantic anti-hero - darkly dangerous, passionate, sarcastic, and with questionable ties to the Death Eaters. He is also sexy as hell. His evolving relationship with harry is intense, illicit, and full of conflict. Harry is somewhat naive, about worldly affairs and also his own desires. It's quite interesting to see a Harry who is in denial for a change, and my heart broke for Snape everytime Harry rebuffs him. I wanted to smack Harry so many times...but that last scene made up for all his stupidity earlier, it was so moving! Their dynamic is sizzling with UST and chemistry. Their innuendos and flirting (and fighting!) are both sexy and adorable! The sexual tension strung me along until I was desperately wishing for them to fall into bed together, and when they finally DID...my god it was so hot and shameless and perverse...The author manages to make it classically regency romance and classically Snarry at the same time, so that it's filled with witty banter like in Pride & Prejudice, gothic elements like in Jane Eyre, and snark and illicit trysts like in...well, all the best Snarries! Overall this is a very gripping, exciting, sexy, and romantic tale. I love it to bits!

Anglesey by Rae Whit/joanwilder
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 21,000
Prompt: Severus takes a bus tour. Harry is the guide/another traveller.
Summary: Severus had refused to go on holiday with Harry a year ago, and now has to wonder if he might have chosen differently, had he known it was the last he would see of Harry.
RECOMMENDED: This is a lovely, poignant story about miscommunication, yearning, and second chances. Harry and Snape's first failed attempt at being together is so achingly familiar...I can personally empathize with Snape's compulsive, almost paranoid need to veil his vulnerabilities and disappointments from others...and his desire to punish himself by going to Anglesey, to see if it had been worth it...so touching. Snape's characterization is a bit soft, though. But I love everything else about the story: the setting, atmosphere, the other members of the tour, etc.

Ladyhawke by crimson_vipera
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 30K+
Prompt: #24. Ladyhawke Snarry: Voldemort rules the Wizarding world. After finding out about his second in command's betrayal and love for his enemy, he cursed the lovers. Harry becomes a hawk during the daytime while Snape becomes a wolf during the night. They are eternally apart and only see each other for the briefest of moments during sunset and sunrise, and even then they do not have time to touch. When they come in contact with a third person (Teddy?) they have finally the chance to talk through an intermediary and form a plan to destroy Voldemort
Summary: Mouse always tried to keep safe. Until that option was taken out of his hands.
RECOMMENDED: The setting is 15 years after DH (having gone AU somewhere during), in a dystopic Britain under Voldemort's rule. Teddy escapes from Voldemort's clutches to be recruited by a vengeful Snape set on destroying the evil git. What follows reads like a traditional fantasy/adventure/quest, but in a good way! What makes this fic stand out is Teddy/Mouse, who is so, absolutely LOVABLE with his quick wit and cheeky cleverness and excellent survival instinct. The author also did a splendid job portraying Snape and Harry's timeless, star-crossed love. Throughout the story, I ACHED for them to be together! The wistful way they talk about each other...their obvious loyalty to each other even when seen through Teddy's eyes...oh *melts in romantic puddle*. The way the story is written, with its little details and great characterizations, really makes it come alive in my mind, and I had a great time reading it!
All too soon the reddish light of dawn was pouring through the crack between the flaps of the tent. Horace sighed and flicked his wand to open the flaps in preparation for the hawk that was about to appear.

Teddy sat up slightly, watching as the light slowly edged up the floor. The black wolf slowly became gradually longer as its fur and snout became shorter. Within minutes, in place of the animal lay a man. Snape blinked slowly and seemed to somehow feel another presence in the bed and turned.

Harry looked to be transfixed, gazing at the man before him. He reached out slowly, almost touching the other man, when the line of sunlight finally reached him. Within seconds, the man disappeared and in his place a magnificent grey-black bird flapped its wings. It called out and flew away through the open entrance. Snape’s outstretched fingers curled into a fist and he curled in on himself with a moan.

*Yes... This is not a life.* 

Unnatural Desires by ivvymoon
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 12,408 words
Prompt: #285 Harry has some kind of accident and can only speak in Parseltongue, which drives Snape mad with desire. Can be taken seriously or as crack, with Snape jumping Harry every time he says something.
Summary: Er… ::points to prompt::
RECOMMENDED: This fic is, in three words: bloody fucking hot. It's like one long, relentless build up of sexual tension and frustrated lust,narrated by a barely-in-control Snape. Snape is so turned on by Harry that it turns ME on. Both of us spend the majority of the fic fervently wanting him to just jump Harry already, and when he finally does...guhh. And it's so much fun to have Severus enthralled by Harry's voice instead of the other way around! Cute and funny and hot.

Ley Lines by dementordelta and cruisedirector
Rating: Adult
Word count: 57,000
Prompt: Wild Card 1 - Author's choice. (Snape and Harry need an excuse to shag all over the world.)
Summary: Harry and Severus have to restore the balance of magic at the world's most powerful magnetic points by exchanging energy. And other bodily fluids.
RECOMMENDED: Wonderful Snarry travel-fic that has lots of (discriminate) public sex, abundant details, and lovely relationship development. In the beginning, Harry's magic is all out of whack since the defeat of Voldemort, and he is pining after Snape. Then, he discovers that Snape is alive and is suffering from a problem somewhat complementary to his own. Snape here is classically insecure-about-love and all cynical, and Harry is insistent and smitten. Actually, I thought Harry is a little too pushy too fast, and Snape a little too insecure for my personal taste. Aside from that, the story is really enjoyable and makes me wish really badly that I could also tour the world with my One True Love with handy magic tricks at my disposal...

Expecto...  by janice_lester
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 10,200
Warning(s): (highlight for spoilers) *Mpreg, EWE, pre slash.*
Prompt: #219 - This is rarely an issue, because not that many people share compatible patronus creatures, but it turns out if your patroni mate, it can lead to some surprising consequences. Harry didn't even know pregnancy was possible for wizards.
Summary: Snape gets a visit from the stork stag. Harry gets an unwanted house-guest.
RECOMMENDED: It just goes to show...when I first started reading fanfic, I was so easily squicked that even the concept of Snape as a bottom was unthinkable to me. Now, having read so many snarry "squicks" handled by skilled authors, I am quite literally unsquickable. Non-con, gender-bending, cross-dressing...mpreg. Snape mpreg. All fair game, and in this case, REALLY ENJOYABLE. This fic is adorable and funny. Snape is snarky and endearing, and so in-character when he goes about sabotaging Harry's possessions to annoy him. Harry is also v. adorable. There are so lol funny lines, and I'm really excited that the author is considering a sequel!

Snape smiled grimly. At least, Harry thought it was a smile; it could have been some sort of facial tic, it certainly looked uncomfortable enough. “There cannot be a Patronus, Potter, without an associated witch or wizard to give it animation.” His tone became low and deadly, which was never, ever, a good sign. “Congratulations, Potter, your potency is such that you have managed to impregnate a man who is supposed to be dead at a distance of a hundred and fifty miles. Let the world bow down before this additional proof of your supreme magnificence.”

A Hero by Any Other Name by literaryspell
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1,500
Prompt: #3 - When helping Lily learn her lines as Maid Marian/Guinevere/Little Orphan Annie/etc. for a Hogwarts production of Robin Hood/King Arthur/Annie/etc., Harry is zapped by a random hormonally-induced teenage spell-gone-wrong. Now he thinks he's the hero (of whatever production you choose) and Severus Snape is the heroine (of said production), whom he's determined to rescue from A Cruel Fate. Bonus points if Harry thinks the people around him are other good/evil/indifferent characters (in whatever story the production is about).
Summary: A hex goes wrong—or right—and Harry is the victim of a spell that makes him believe he's Robin Hood. Cue the fair maiden, the merry men, and, of course, the dastardly villains!
RECOMMENDED: Oh this one had me rolling around on my floor giggling and snickering uncontrollably. Cracky and adorably funny, I love Harry when he does this sort of thing. I only wish that the last line of the fic were replaced with an additional couple of thousand words about the aftermath!

Keep Buggering On by femmequixotic
Other pairings/threesomes: Past Snape/Lucius, past Harry/others
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 4,300
Prompt: # 123 - AU! Prime Minister Harry Potter is falling for his press secretary Severus Snape.
Summary: Sometimes sitting here in this office at 10 Downing, Harry wonders how they even managed to let him in. He’s not typical Prime Minister material. An orphan. Divorced with three children—still living in North London with their Mum—whom he gets to see every two weeks. A political outsider who despises working within the established system, the Telegraph had called him during the election.
RECOMMENDEd: Oops I can't believe I almost forgot to rec this one! This is a typical Femme creation: GREAT characterizations and back-story building. I feel like I know the characters so well after just a few thousand words. This is talent, people. And the desk-sex...guh...sexy sexy Snape-in-a-suit. *drools*

Better Homes and Dungeons by Abstract Concept/the_con_cept
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 8,100+
Prompt: Wildcard #1; Author’s choice.
Summary: Snape discovers Harry has an unusual fetish and sets out to indulge it. How far will he go to keep his man satisfied? Pretty damned far, as it turns out.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Snape and Harry find a new fetish: redecorating the dungeons. Yes it's cracky and yes there might be ooc-ness, but it's also sexy, silly, and funny! Snape is surprisingly sweet. And perverted!Draco is unsurprisingly lovable.

Harry pushed Severus into a Bauhaus chair, then climbed into his lap. “I’m saying I like showing off,” he whispered. “Mightn’t it be . . . fun to show off with someone watching, Severus? Draco liked watching the other day. You could just tell he was all kinds of turned on by it. So what if we invited him in and let him watch just a little bit?”

Snape swallowed. On the one hand, Draco was an incorrigible pervert and oughtn’t be encouraged. On the other hand, Harry was a developing pervert, and as such, should. “That does have its appeal,” he acknowledged.

Only In Their Dreams by Ari/kayakaari
Rating: M
Word count: 12,417
Prompt: 220 - 6th year: Harry tries a "dream enhancing potion" with notes from the Half-Blood Prince, which lets Snape start sharing his dreams. Harry doesn't know who he's sharing them with (he visualizes some idealized HBP), but Snape takes full advantage. Bonus points for making their final conflict ("don't call me coward!") all about the dreams somehow.
Summary: Harry takes a dream enhancing potion and quickly becomes addicted to his nocturnal dates with the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. What happens when Harry’s addiction messes with his chances for a real relationship with Ginny?
WORTH CHECKING OUT: This fic brought me back to the good old days of illicit student-teacher relationship fics, exploring the sexy possibilities of legilimency and, of course, Harry's fascination with the HBP. Harry uses one of the HBP's "dream enhancing" potions, which somehow entwines his and Snape's dreams and they begin a torrid relationship. Except, Harry doesn't realize Snape's identity, and indeed doubts his existence in reality. Their relationship is really interesting and believable here, and the dreams are unbelievably erotic (and sweet!). The bit with jealous and vindictive Snape and me beaming in happiness (I am quite easy to please if the right buttons are pushed!). The only downside is that the ending seemed a bit rushed, and ended too soon. But it ended on a happy and humorous note!

Delusions of Madness by eeyore9990
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 5,400
Prompt: #18 — Harry is bored and sees ‘despicable plots’ and ‘wicked machinations’ even in the most mundane of post-war wizarding world. When he tries to drag Snape – his erstwhile protector and fellow vanquisher of the dark – into his attempts to thwart them, Snape himself finds a new lease of life.
Summary: If madness truly requires a slow descent, Harry Potter isn't mad.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Snape's voice here is perfect - perfectly irritated and superior and bewildered by Harry's insane exploits. Recovering from Nagini's bite, he's stuck in the same ward as a Harry who has lost his mind after possession by Voldemort and roped into minding him through his episodes of insanity. Harry's delusions are hilarious, and Snape's reactions simply priceless. The only downside is that this is more of a pre-slash fic, with a and-then-they-started-a-relationship-and-l
ived-happily-ever-after tagged on to the end.

Owl You Need Is Love by auctasinistra
Rating: If F is for fluff, this is D for down – nothing graphic.
Word count: 10,800 ish
Prompt: #103: It turns out wizarding owls don't hatch already knowing how to deliver the post but have to be trained for it. Either only Harry's (or Severus's) magic is up to the task in Britain (or wherever you think fits best for the story) or it's his own choice of career. The other one's owl is behaving erratically.
Summary: See prompt.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Aww so adorable!! Harry discovers that Snape isn't dead and is in need of his expertise with owls. Snape is mellow and Harry is adorable, and the ending is just so cute. The kiss! *swoons*

Finding the Way Home by alisanne
Rating: NC-17
Word count: +/- 6,700
Prompt: 342: Harry was used to the Floo spitting him out hither and thither, but was still surprised to find himself on his arse in this strange place. Where the hell was he?
Summary: The Floo system is supposed to be foolproof, but we all know that odd things happen when Harry Potter is involved.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Simply adorable! Drunk!Harry is so endearing...as is secretly-smitten!Snape :) Although they did fall into bed awfully quick there at the end...not that I'm complaining...

Glasses Lost  by incandescent
Rating: R
Word count: 6,000
Prompt: #25: “PTSD. Alcoholism.”
Summary: Harry is not enjoying Professor McGonagall’s party, so he leaves to wander the dungeons.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Another drunk!Harry fic, except this one is darker. Alcoholic Harry and alive-but-bitter Snape comes together unexpectedy and violently; there is little comfort or romance...but god the sex was hot. And the next morning, how Harry reacts and what Snape does...aww! It is angsty and fluffy at the same time, is that even possible? I also liked the way the author subtly changed bits of cannon to accommodate this other darker version of events, and I thought that the first person narrative style gave the story an appropriately haunted quality.

Corresponding with Snape by asnowyowl
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 4,380
Prompt: #7 – (I changed it up a bit) Harry's 6th 8th year - Ron notices that Snape has changed (happier, better appearance, etc) and deduces Snape must have a lover. Ron's determined to uncover who it is. Harry's determined to make sure he doesn't!
Summary: Who would have guessed that writing silly notes to someone could change the way you feel?
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Snape and Harry exchange notes. May contain character parodying, but all in good fun! I love this fic so much! It is adorable and fluffy and so funny!

The Young Master by literaryspell
Other pairings/threesome: briefly mentioned Harry/other
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 2,000
Prompt: #157 - Severus is a butler, Harry is the son of the master of the house that can't control himself. (I would like a very dignified Severus.)
Summary: Harry really needs to be taught a lesson. Luckily, Snape can be a very good teacher.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: This is so sexy and delicious. I love when Snape gets all stony-faced disciplinarian! I want to see Snape punish Harry some more after class ;)

Patronus Play by alisanne
Rating: R
Word count: +/- 4,700
Prompt: #244: Snape survives; is exonerated. He and Harry grudgingly work together. They discover that any time both their patronuses (patroni?) are in the same area, the two try to mate. Everyone assumes this means they're a bonded couple, which outrages both of them.
Summary: Patronuses love to play, especially when it brings their wizards closer together.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Cute, lighthearted little fic. I always thought Snape and Harry's patronuses were suggestively compatible...although its sort of ironic that Snape's is a doe and Harry's a stag. Maybe we should reconsider the top!Snape/bottom!Harry fandom convention...

His Jealousy by gryffindorj
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 3,400
Prompt: #36 - Someone wants Severus back but Harry won't let him go without a fight.
Summary: Harry doesn't care for Lucius's advances.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Lucius is trying to court Snape, and it drives jealous!Harry to do some crazy things. Cute and fluffy.

A Pocket Watch Mystery by paperbacked
Other pairings/threesome: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson (non-explicit)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 7,706
Prompt: #454 - Snarry crossover with Sherlock Holmes (new movie or books).
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Snape and Harry are pulled into the past by a cursed necklace, and find themselves in Holmes and Watson's shoes - literally. A succinct story plot-wise and character-development-wise. A lot of what happens feels a bit contrived (as in, the plot is thus because the author wants it conveniently thus) and not entirely clear. But it is still a delightful read. And the bit of Catullus poetry is beautiful!

Something in Common by drachenmina
Other pairings/threesome: Past Severus/Remus, past implied Harry/Ginny and Harry/Sirius(unrequited).
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 6,000
Prompt: #1 - Author's Choice.
Summary: Post DH AU. It's a year after the Final Battle, and a vengeful Lucius Malfoy has cursed Remus Lupin. The spell reverses his condition, making him a wolf 27 days out of the month. Severus Snape is in the Scottish Highlands trying to find him—and is not pleased when Harry Potter turns up on the same mission.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Harry and Severus, gay in a backward wizarding world that derides homosexuality. They bond over things in common, not the least of which is a desire to help Lupin. Good characterizations, but weaker on relationship development. The ending few lines were awesome.

His Lover's Keeper by lilyseyes/lilyeyes
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 9,220
Warning(s): (highlight for spoilers) *AU, EWE, first-time, Mpreg, and fluff*
Prompt: #132 - Harry takes a cruise around the world to get away from crazy Ginny Weasley. Who does he meet? Severus Snape
Summary: World-weary and depressed, Harry Potter decided to disappear for a while by taking a world cruise. He wasn't running away, really, just taking charge of his own life.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Cute, pleasant, and fluffy.

A Hundred Million Suns  by eriador117
Rating: NC-17
Word count: Approx. 7,900
Prompt:13: Harry is impotent (either by magic or simple biology). For once, he does his own research and finds a treatment that can help him. At the same time, he becomes aware that Snape has romantic feelings for him. Still hung up on the idea of taking revenge on the man, he decides to kill two birds with one stone. He suggests to Snape, without outright saying so, that after he's cured, he'd like to pursue a relationship with him, all the time intending to laugh in the man's face at the end. Unfortunately for him, Harry never learned to finish reading his texts. What will happen when Harry has to move in with Snape for the very strict regimen of potions, taken at varied and unpredictable intervals, over the course of 69 days?
This fic is rather weak as far as characterization goes, and the writing is cliched and perfunctory at times. The prompt could have been developed better. However, the UST and sex is pretty hot.

Day's End by literaryspell
Other pairings/threesome: Harry/multiple other men
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 1,700
Warning(s): (highlight for spoilers) *amoral!Snape, issues of consent, troilism.*
Prompt: #360 - Harry thinks he has the most versatile lover ever. Every time Snape takes him to bed he's always different, sometimes tender, sometimes wild, sometimes cruel. What he doesn't know is it's not always Severus ;) Snape gets off sharing the boy wonder with his friends. He is a potions master after all, it's easy to brew up some polyjuice potion using a few greasy strands.
Summary: Every day of the week, a different Snape fucks Harry. Then Saturday comes…
WORTH CHECKING OUT: Features an irredeemable Snape who in the end gets what's been coming all along. Although it will still break your heart to see him so jealous and desperate. A disturbing little fic to be sure, but I really like it for some reason, even (and especially!) the ending! 

Too Hard To Go On, Too Much To Give Up by literaryspell
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1,069
Prompt: #304 - Molly Weasley knows better than to match Severus and Harry together ... but she just cannot resist.
Summary: Molly can't help but blame herself for Severus and Harry's problems.
WORTH CHECKING OUT: This is a really sweet little ficlet of a Snarry moment told through Molly Weasley's eyes.

Wonderful, glorious, well-written smut deserves its own special rec category :)

Creatures of Ruin and Need by literaryspell
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 2,300
Warning(s): Chan (Harry's age isn't mentioned, but under 15)
Prompt: #453 - Fic/Art prompt: Androgynous!Harry in a skirt. Chan (12-16). Sex in a chair. Maybe dry cumming/cock ring for Harry.
Summary: Harry always comes to Snape.
Review: Yes, even channish PWP can have literary value, and this is writing of the highest calibre! Each sentence is executed with skill, each word selected for maximum impact. It is simply delicious...exquisite. And needless to say, so erotic and perverse and titillating it makes me shiver. (Okay the title turns me on it is so gorgeous.) Harry is so helpless and innocent, yet seductive and coquettish at the same time. Guhh...*needs cold shower*

Tell Me I'm A Good Boy by literaryspell
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 1,300
Warning(s): (highlight for spoilers) *Daddy kink, D/s, filthy talk (not just dirty but filthy).*
Prompt: #55 - I've seen a few incest Snarry, but what I'm after is a D/s with Daddy kink, but they are not related. Harry as the sub.
Summary: Harry tries so hard to make his Daddy happy.
Review: The author manages to take a few of the most squicky (in some people's - not mine - opinion) kinks for this pairing and make them into a kink for Snape and Harry. Which, in my perverted and irredeemable mind, makes it all THAT much more titillating. Yes, the fic certainly delivers on the promised filth, from the first word to the last, and all in a suave and clean style!

Restitution by hpstrangelove
Other pairings/threesome: James/Severus (past, non-explicit)
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 6,388
Warning(s): CHAN (Harry is in fifth year)(highlight for spoilers) *Dub-con, non-con, bondage.*
Prompt: #1, Wild Card.
Summary: Harry witnesses more of Snape’s worst memory. His curiosity leads him to become trapped in a nightmare of his own making.
Review: The first thing I thought when I read the warnings was: sweet, CHAN!! If I stop to analyze my fondness for chan (especially that of dubious or absent consent), I might be somewhat disturbed. Which is why I jumped right in and happily soaked up the wrongness and hotness of this piece. James here is despicable, I know what happens is not canon but I wouldn't put it past his canon self. Snape is both the victim and villain, manipulative and vengeful. And poor Harry is, as always, clueless and naive, but full of righteous rashness. I really want to see a sequel exploring how their relationship develops in the next 2 and a half years...but meanwhile I am just enjoying the morally questionable smut.

And here are 2 illustrated stories with quite amazing art:

Bollocks and Broomsticks by Acid and Sinick
Rating: Adult
Word count: 3,300
Prompts: 365 & 421 - Snape's called on to referee a midnight naked quidditch session and FlyingWithoutABroom!Snape.
Summary: What can you do when gravitation is not an issue?
REVIEW: Holy crap the illustrations in this fic are unbelievably erotic and amazingly well-drawn. I cannot take my eyes off of them. The story basically confirms all my suspicions about the perversity of Quidditch, but the DRAWINGS man!

Meeting A Legend fic by: silkmoth101 and art by: Patricia/perselus
Other pairings/threesome: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: R
Word count: 10,700
Prompt: #17: “(Est. relationship or getting together) Snarry crossover with BBC Merlin - Snape and Harry end up in Camelot (how is up to you) and are quickly arrested for using magic. They need Merlin's help to return to their own time before King Uther orders their execution. (bonus for Arthur/Merlin as a secondary pairing)”
Summary: *points to prompt*


( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 29th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Wow! Thank you for these recs, hon. ♥
May. 3rd, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
Thank YOU for hosting the awesome fest :)
May. 8th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
Hey, I wrote Glasses Lost. I just wanted to thank you for your recommendation. I'm very flattered, and I'm so amazingly thrilled that you liked my story enough to rec it. Thanks again and again.
May. 9th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
It was my pleasure, really :)
May. 9th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for reccing my fics 'Finding the Way Home' and 'Patronus Play'!
I really appreciate your kind comments. :)
May. 9th, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)
And I really appreciate your fics and your drabbles on the comm! They always make me smile :)
May. 9th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
Hi, I wrote Meeting A Legend! Thank you so much for the rec! *hugs*
May. 9th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
*hugs back*
May. 9th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad you liked the story, and I know Acid's thrilled that you liked her art so much!

Thank you very much for reccing our work!
May. 12th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
It's always a pleasure to read your collabs :)
May. 10th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
oh! accioslash told me that you recced me!

thank you so very much! i am very flattered (and as i scrolled i saw that my fic was in such good company - all the other fics were my favorites too!)
May. 12th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
aw it's really sweet of her to direct all these authors here that I am unashamedly fangirling lol. And you should be flattered, yours was my favorite!
May. 11th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for reccing His Lover's Keeper - I really appreciate it!
May. 12th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Accioslash directed me here, omg thank you so much, I wrote 'Know Thine Own Heart' and I'm just replying to your comment on the story... I can't thank you enough for your wonderful review, you're an absolute angel and I'm so delighted you enjoyed my first story! :D xxx
May. 12th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
I am kind of in awe that this is your first story...and on a deadline, too! I really really hope you write more snarry, because I'm sure you'll keep improving and I can't even imagine how awesome your 2nd...3rd...5th...15th fics are going to be! lol
May. 13th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
I've just found this. Wow! Thank You so much for the rec. It made me feel all warm and tingly. =}

May. 31st, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to thank you for rec'ing and reviewing my story. I know chan isn't to everyone's tastes, so I appreciate your taking the time to rec it. (I think I'm like you - as soon as I see chan/dub-con, I jump right in ;-).

I've had this story in mind ever since I read Snape's Worst Memory. I'm glad I finally had a chance to write it, and for such a great fest too.
May. 31st, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you finally had a chance to write it, too! Your write porn well (that's a compliment, seriously!); "A Lowering of Defenses" is one of my favorite occlumency fics :)
Mar. 19th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
nice recs thanks!
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