ivyadrena: (txt- planetismentalinstituteofuniverse)
I'm kind of amused... mom and I just went to Publix for some groceries, and about five feet from the door his a bit display of the latest Harry Potter book.

Only about half of the books were gone, and at $30, I didn't bother to pick up a copy.
ivyadrena: (HP- Clue-HBP)
...so, I just had a thought about the last HP book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

Yes, it makes sense for the last book to end at Godric's Hollow-- everything began there, it would make sense to end it there as well-- but the title doesn't acutally say it will be there, like some people seem to interpret it. The title is "Deathly Hallows" not "Deathly Hollows".

"Hallow" actually means "to make holy", or "to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield," to quote dictionary.com.

This makes me think that, yes, Harry could quite likely die; his scar is probably an unintentionally-made Horcrux, and Harry will most likely have to die in order to destroy it to take out Voldemort once and for all.

Let's play around with the words a bit, shall we?
Synonyms of Holy: Enshrine, blessed, sacrifice, ritualize, anoint, honor, purify.

"To make holy a battlefield."
"To purify a battlefield."
"To purify."

Voldemort will die in the last book, but not without taking out as many people as possible, and Harry's at the top of the list.
ivyadrena: (HP - Draco "onceuponatime..beforewar")

One of the jewels that the Gryphon will protect the most fiercely is the emerald.

ivyadrena: (HP - Snape SevSex)
Whee! I got my postcard from [livejournal.com profile] the_con_cept today! Who else was on the list?

#15 "Back in the Saddle"

"I've always demanded more of you," Snape said in a low voice.
ivyadrena: (How much fun before hell?)
A stag is right for James. Powerful legs, strong shoulders, fast and agile and inherently noble: it's all James. But there's still that prickle of fear that Sirius can never quite soothe. Stags, even ones with antlers as magnificent as Prongs', are prey animals. Fate knows something Sirius doesn't and he doesn't like it at all.

- Second Skin by [livejournal.com profile] fleshdress
James/Sirius, Prongs/Sirius
NC-17; Bestiality
ivyadrena: (HP - Snape hbp enigma)

Title: Through A Glass, Darkly
Author: Lexin
Series: Harry Potter
Rating: NC-17
Genres: Angst, AU – Magical
Warnings: Ambiguous Consent, Character Death, Dark, Dom/Sub Relationship, Violence/Torture
Summary: Long ago, and in a world ruled by a Dark Lord, Harry Potter went to Hogwarts. *CHAN*slash. SS/HP. Please read the warnings.

"What makes you think you're going to die?" Snape didn't seem surprised.

"Voldemort's three times my age."

"Five, I believe. Not that I've ever asked the Dark Lord his age."

ivyadrena: (/Voices - Coffeeish: MeganBadru)
Someone needs to make an HBP icon like it was from Clue-- "Professor Snape on the Astronomy Tower with the Wand." or something.
ivyadrena: (Default)

Title: Single Wizard Seeking Same
Author: jennavere
Series: Harry Potter 
Rated: R
Genre: Romance
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Summary: Lovelorn Draco has been secretly pining for Harry for months. He’s finally forced into action when ex-boyfriend Blaise shows up. A gift!fic for Prof. McKitten starring an awkward, smitten Draco and a cameo by Harry’s chest monster.


"You're quite a territorial drunk, aren't you?"

"Hush. I have a chest monster, and 'Mione says that's perfectly normal. Get away!" he hissed, manhandling Draco to his other side and far away from a blonde man who may or may not have glanced in Draco's direction.

ivyadrena: (HP - Minerva needs a drink)

*coughchoke* Love Sev's sense of humor so far... <3

Title: Meeting Of The Minds
By: Helga Von Nutwimple
Series: Harry Potter
Genre: Humor, Romance
Pairing: HET! Snape/Hermione
Challenge: Marriage Law
Summary: With the Order's safety hanging on the whim of a lovesick Ron, Snape calls his bluff... and Hermione calls his. Loosely based on the WIKTT Marriage Law Challenge.

Random Snippet:

"What about you, Severus? You're required to bid as well, aren't you?"

"I must regretfully inform you that no one has answered my personal ad."

"P-Personal Ad?"

"Grumpy Bastard seeks Petrified Deaf-Mute."

McGonagall choked on her glass of wine; next to her, she heard Dumbledore do the same.

"Well, that's most unfortunate, Severus," McGonagall said, her eyes dancing. "Perhaps we'll have another Basilisk attack and true love will find you."

"One can only hope," Snape replied.

ivyadrena: (HP - Luna differentwisdom)
Hmm... I wonder....

Has anyone seen a well-thought out, well-written rant or essay on the parallels of anime and the Harry Potter universe (or other current pop culture series), and the fans that love both?
ivyadrena: (HP - Draco "onceuponatime..beforewar")
Title: Welcome to the Real World (http://www.geocities.com/michael_malfoy/archive/WelcomeToTheRealWorld/realworld.html)
Author: IamtheLizardQueen
Series: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: O_o Uhm.... Pg-13, so far.
Genre: Post-war, Romance, Drama
Summary: Draco finds himself sharing an apartment with Harry in the muggle world. It's scary, and new, and a good thing he has Harry to help him through it all.

"You're not going to say you've never been attracted to anyone before?  That's ridiculous," Harry scoffed.

"Ah, but what is attraction?  Take me for instance, I am, outwardly, highly attractive", Draco said, no hint of shame.

"And so modest," Harry muttered.  " You might be attractive, but then you open your mouth and the illusion disappears."

"Precisely my point.  You, when you despised me, would never have seen me as attractive.  It no longer mattered what I looked like, all that mattered was your perception of me."

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  You're not exactly breaking new ground here," Harry interposed, determined to play the devil's advocate.

"So you admit, that it is possible to view someone as attractive or otherwise, without any mention of outward appearance?"

"Absolutely," Harry said.

"And that the only true attraction exists outside parameters of physical appearance?"

"For some people, I would say that's true."

"Therefore, for some people, true attraction can exist beyond even male or female distinctions," Draco said, summing up his argument.

"You being one of these enlightened people, I assume?"

"Harry, you know how fussy I am.  I spend hours choosing which robe to wear..."

"That's not so weird," Harry interjected.

"They're all identical black robes," Draco explained.

"Oh, yeah, that's messed up."

"So, knowing that, can you imagine how seriously I take a relationship?"

"It's true, you are rather prissy.  And fussy," Harry said solemnly.

"Yeah... hey!" Draco said, offended; Harry just smiled.

"Go back to talking about your high and lofty ideals."

"Well, I was just saying that while I may have been momentarily distracted by a pretty face a few times, in all honesty, I've never been truly attracted to anyone, and since I don't know the gender yet of my eventual partner, I refuse to label myself."

"Perfection is hard to find, you know", Harry warned.

"I'm not looking for a perfect person; I'm looking for the person who is perfect for me.  And I wager, in that respect, I'm no different then you."

ivyadrena: (HP - Draco "onceuponatime..beforewar")

O_o; d00d... I found a Dramione fic I can acutally stomach... and it's rather good! Well, if I ever decide to read another, it'd damn well have to be a post-war or semi-AU, unless the author is as good as this one. In related news, I normally HATE this pairing, yet find it incredibly fun to say. Dramione~ ^__^

Title: Sole Survivor 
Author: IronDoormat
Series: Harry Potter
Pairing: Dramione
Summary: 39 days on a tropical island. Can Hermione outplay the Muggles, and a familiar face, to become Sole Survivor?
Days 1 through 38 up.
Harry Potter - Fiction Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 38 - Words: 75074 - Reviews: 881 - Updated: 1-23-06 - Published: 11-23-02

ivyadrena: (HP - cold hand blue)
TitleSnape: The Home Fries Nazi
Author: pir8fancier
Series: Harry Potter
Genre: Drama/Romance
Summary: Voldemort's death results in a complete loss of magic for all of the Death Eaters. Snape decamps to the United States to work as a fry cook in a diner. Harry finds him to ask for advice.

"Is that what this is all about? Finding decent substitutes?"

"A light glimmers."
ivyadrena: (HP - running away)
[Knockturn in the Rain]
Rating:  MA

AU;  Severus Snape meets Harry Potter in Knockturn Alley: He was a young one, sitting on stone and cobble, hunched under the safety of a shop’s overhang with his knobby knees hugged to his narrow chest, and pale arms grasping them tight.  In the rain he resembled some tragic portrait taken long ago, meant to draw sympathy and providence, to tug at the heartstrings of cold-hearted bastards like myself and push us into charitable action.  But really, he was just a pretty little boy on a stoop, with small hands and a glimmer of experience behind green eyes, waiting for business.

My Notes: The Chosen One shall defeat the Dark Lord... but at what cost?

I think this is the first time I've actually rec'd a chanslash fic other than The Devil Will Drag You Under (though I've read quite a few), but this one demanded it. So very good. Not very explicit, either...
ivyadrena: (House - Magazine)

I just posted a fanart pic I did for [livejournal.com profile] kcwriter's fic, Oath Breaker, on my art/writing lj: [livejournal.com profile] serpents_eden. Check it out, leave a comment, look around. <3 Enjoy!

ivyadrena: (HP - Snape workbitch)

omg, squeeee! TANI! I need House iconicness, plskthx! o.o

HP Crossover: "Pain and Magic", PG-13
Pain and Magic
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: House/Snape (if you squint). Mostly gen.
Word Count: 3400
Summary: House's latest patient has some interesting symptoms – one being that he thinks he's a wizard.
Author's Notes: Harry Potter crossover. No knowledge of HP particularly required, however; House certainly doesn't have any. :-p And forgive me on the medical stuff - I tried.

ivyadrena: (Animorphs- youmattered)

Title: Severus and the Crup
Author: josan
Series: Harry Potter
Pairing: SS/HP
Genre: Drama
Summary: In a world where magic has gone wild Severus Snape ekes out a meagre existence on the fringes of muggle society believing the magic is gone forever, until he finds an injured crup lying on the roadside.

Honestly... how in hell have I not run across this fic before? Very, very good characterization, plot, and writing. Much love!

ivyadrena: (HP - Luna differentwisdom)
Title: On Wednesday
Author: Jay Tryfanstone
Pairing: Snarry
Rating:  PG-13; short.
Author's summary: "Postwar. Food, owls and taxes. There might be a plot in there somewhere." Harry lives as a Muggle clerk, not remembering his former life.
ivyadrena: (Default)

My Notes: The characterization is a bit shaky at first, the reactions a little over-the-top... but it's good. Not excellent, but good.

Fine Lines
Author: Shadowphoenix
Pairing/Genre: Snarry - Humor, Drama/Angst

“Children are odd, are they not?” Severus asked wanly, watching as the strange question caught Harry off guard. “They see with the clearest vision, yet we as adults place no validity in what they say. The knowledge that we possessed as children gets lost in the transition to adulthood, and with it goes our belief that such young creatures can ever truly understand the world. But the truth is, they can.

     “Their vision is tempered by hopes and optimism, but beyond those delusions designed to help them deal with the horror of reality, the truth is there. And there’s always that one misfit who sees the truth, even accepts it, and yet in the deepest corner of the mind, nurses the spark of hope that there might be one out there somewhere who will prove that everything really is not as dark and dismal as it seems. The problem is compounded if that misfit actually finds the one that is believed to be able to make it all better. And inevitably, there always comes the day when that hope is killed and all those dreams are revealed for the lies that they have always been.”

ivyadrena: (Animorphs- youmattered)
Title: Letter to a dead man
Author/Artist: [personal profile] nassima
Rating: For this part, G - there will be a not-worksafe panel, but I'll provide an alternate page for those who don't wish for graphic slash :)
Pairing: Remus/Sirius

My Notes: See that pairing? You know this has to be stunning for me to have even considered rec'ing it. Beautiful, in art and story.

June 2012

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