Follow up to post on 27th Nov

It seems that despite having the time to read copious amounts of HP fanfiction, I never seem to find the time post on any of my sites…

Time to do something about that…

In my previous post I mentioned joining the Severus Sighs yahoo group and quietly despaired that it was going to be one of those really busy ones where I really didn’t follow what was going on and eventually set to special messages so that my inbox didn’t fill up. Needless to say, I still get all of the emails coming through, and just as well as they are a prolific bunch of writers who often on the spur of the moment will have a challenge or something as long as it has Severus Snape in it!

Not only has reading all of these wonderful stories been fabulous, but they have convinced me to spread my wings and join in… as a beta! I have just participated in my first beta for a loverly lady Fancypantsdylan as she writes her story for the Snarry Holidays exchange. It has been an interesting experience for us both but a good one none the less.

In the meantime, I have been reading many loverly stories and I’d like to share a few with you…

The Snarry Games have produced some wonderful fics and art and these are the ones I have read so far…

“Enjoy!!”

Hmmm…

I have just realised that it has been a year (well pretty close to one anyway) since I had last posted. And here we are with two posts in one day… Aren’t you lucky!

Is it just me that thinks that there should be a warning that is something along the lines of OMG Het!!!

Hmmm…

What to do…

It is eternally an ongoing saga, what do you do? I have been reading HP fanfiction now for several years, and find that while my tastes have changed and there is always new stuff written, I am constantly going back to the older stories. Is it because they were written pre HBP (not my most favoured of the books) or is it because they are definitely AUs. I don’t know. I do know that I prefer to read those stories that look at canon and decide to discard it. AUs are becoming my main stay. The stories that I return to. The ones were Draco decides early on that he doesn’t want to follow Daddy Dearest, where he is a veela and Oh My God! Harry is is his mate. Yeah, ok, so those are like the pulp produced romance novels you find in the supermarket, but every now and then you find a good one. And I admit I do enjoy a good romance, the relationships between characters is what drives my reading. And I don’t mean just the romantic ones. A favourite one would be Make a Wish by Rorschach’s Blot. Harry’s interaction with the world as it goes past, the things he gets up to, and the whole Mr Black character is fabulous. The concept of Harry deciding to live a little before he dies and what he then goes on to do, is a brilliant plot devise that becomes, what I think, is one of the best AUs that I have read. I must admit I not too sure about the way it ends and the sequal, but then I’m not a writer of creative fiction and cannot honestly say that I could do any better.

In the meantime, I shall endeavor to continue to devour fiction as it goes by, keep those author alerts happening so I dont miss any new stuff and hope that this big cataloguing project that I brought on myself will one day be finished. Or will it? After all, the only way that will happen is if I stop reading or people stop writing. Now which do you think is more likely to happen??? 800+ fictions left to catalogue… and god knows how many I haven’t read yet!!!