Inzilbeth

Dumbledore's Wisdom
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
- Albus Dumbledore: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

About this journal




Worthy Words
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

Sirius Black: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.

Albus Dumbledore: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Unwritten
I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
Oh, oh, oh
I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inner visions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

NATASHA BEDINGFIELD - Unwritten Lyrics

Quotes
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The Lord Of the Rings
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

J. R. R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

~Theodore Roosevelt
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

~John Lennon
When you try your best but you don't succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse
And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
could it be worse?
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
And high up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Coldplay - Fix You
So let me go out there
I can breathe fresh air
Stay with you all night
Just let me love you
Just for a while, want to
Be with you all night
Be with you all night
Until I fall asleep

AN OLIVE GROVE FACING THE SEA - SNOW PATROL

Credits
Original codes were kunzite1's version of halffling's template. Slight modifications by me, with the help of opal_help and julzroguenine.
Header art by Inzilbeth.
Mood theme not installed.


nachodiablo [userpic]
The Daily Snitch: Saturday 12 October

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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Rupert Grint Says “Never Say Never” to Acting in “Cursed Child” and Talks About His TV Show “Servant”.

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – Actors and Stage:
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' San Francisco shows reveal characters first look.

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hogwarts365: Prompt # 313 - Reminder/Hunting/"Where are they now?"
hp-coffeehouse: October Prompts.

Communities:
[info]hd_fan_fair: Now Posting
[info]hp_podfic_fest: Now Posting
[info]hprarepairs: Posted one Albus Dumbledore/Gellert Grindelwald fic (T).
[info]hp_halloween: Assignments Are Out.
[info]ron_draco_fest: Ron/Draco Fest 2020.
[info]hogwarts365: Posting for Prompt 312 - Defend/Brew/Conventional.
[info]themasque: Autumn Writing Contest Winner.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]dramione_remix: Ultimate Remix, Week 4 Round-Up.

Fandom Recs:
[info]melodyssister recced one Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (E).
[info]milotzi recced one Severus Snape art (G).

Essay/Meta:
How “Harry Potter” Helped Me with My Anxiety.
Newt and Hermione: Why Two of the Smartest Characters Are Not Ravenclaws.
For Fans Who Were Late to the Party.

Nifty:
Pristine, First Edition Copy of “Philosopher’s Stone” Going Up for Auction.
Review and Giveaway: Win a HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS™ Wall Clock from the Bradford Exchange.
Join Our Team: The Leaky Cauldron Needs Volunteers.
2019 NYCC Recap.
LeakyCon Boston Day One Recap.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

Keeper of the Cocks [userpic]
Challenge #686

Happy Snarry Thursday, everyone!

Our new prompt this week is:

Challenge 686: History
Have fun!

You're free to combine this prompt with any other, and remember, we encourage cross-posting across all our journals, DW, IJ, and LJ, so feel free to post your responses to any or all of them.

nachodiablo [userpic]
The Daily Snitch: Wednesday 9 October

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Prompt Challenges:
[info]hp_iconchallenge: Challenge 14 Last Reminder.

Communities:
[info]hd_fan_fair: Now Posting
[info]hp-daddyfest: Now Posting
[info]hd_owlpost: How to Submit.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]hp_drizzle: Drizzle Fest 2019: Reveals.

Fandom Recs:
[info]madeleone recced one Lucius Malfoy/Lily Evans Potter art (E).
[info]smirkingcat recced one Draco Malfoy/Lucius Malfoy/Severus Snape fic (E).

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 .

Archive News:
The OTW: By Fans, For Fans, Open to All.
OTW Finance: 2019 Budget Update.

Essay/Meta:
Mishandling Mind Reading: How Snape Uses Legilimency to Spy on Harry.
20 Scariest Moments in the “Harry Potter” Movies.
Journey into the Pensieve: Celebrating 20 Years of MuggleNet at NYCC.
Stan Lee’s ‘A Trick of Light’ and Harry Potter’s Alter Ego.

Nifty:
REVIEW: ‘Harry Potter: A Hogwarts Christmas Pop-Up’.
Time to Get Wicked: “Wizards Unite” and “Hogwarts Mystery” Are Celebrating Dark Arts Month.
SnitchSeeker's aden + anais Harry Potter Collection baby accessories U.S. giveaway.
Giveaway: Win a Weekend of “Harry Potter” Experiences from Klook.
Harry Potter Alliance announces new campaign for justice, equality, climate.
Mini Boden Releases Stunning New “Harry Potter” Collection.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


pekeleke [userpic]
Potter's Picky Potioneer.

Title: Potter's Picky Potioneer.
Author: pekeleke
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenges #685: Investigation.
Rating: G
Length: 100
Warnings: none.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. I make no profit from writing fanfiction.
Summary: Potter pursues a potioneer. This particular potioneer is a picky prat.

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pekeleke [userpic]
Potter's Picky Potioneer.

Title: Potter's Picky Potioneer.
Author: pekeleke
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenges #685: Investigation.
Rating: G
Length: 100
Warnings: none.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. I make no profit from writing fanfiction.
Summary: Potter pursues a potioneer. This particular potioneer is a picky prat.

ExpandPotter's Picky Potioneer. )

Snape Showcase update: open positions

Sign ups for [info]snapecase are ongoing through October. Currently, the fest has the following open age-range category positions:

Age-Range Categories
 One  Snape from birth to 10-years-old  Open positions: 3 
 Two  Snape from 11- to 20-years-old  Open positions: 3 
 Three  Snape from 21- to 30-years-old  Open positions: 4 
 Four  Snape from 31- to 40-years-old  Open positions: 3 
 Five  Snape from 41- to 50-years-old (and beyond)  Open positions: 0 

You may learn more about the fest here, and direct your questions about the fest to snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com.

Snape Showcase

To promote [info]snapecase, cut and paste the code below into your journal.


Love Bytes Review

The Magician's Apprentice was recently reviewed on the Love Bytes (LGBTQ Book Reviews) blog and received 4.5 stars!!! I'm so happy with the success this book has been having. Over a month in and it's still in the top 10 in LGBT fantasy on Amazon! I put so much into it over so many years, it's wonderful beyond words to be having this experience now.

>> Read the Review here.

For those of you who are wondering, the Dragon Mage Chronicles will be released soon as well. I'm doing a final editing of the books and hope to be releasing them very soon.

Thanks again to everyone who has offered me so much support and encouragement in my writing over the years. You all are an amazing group of people. :)

Amazon link
Smashwords link


Love Bytes Review

The Magician's Apprentice was recently reviewed on the Love Bytes (LGBTQ Book Reviews) blog and received 4.5 stars!!! I'm so happy with the success this book has been having. I put so much into it over so many years, it's wonderful beyond words to be having this experience now.

>> Read the Review here.

For those of you who are wondering, the Dragon Mage Chronicles will be released soon as well. I'm doing a final editing of the books and hope to be releasing them very soon.

Thanks again to everyone who has offered me so much support and encouragement in my writing over the years. You all are an amazing group of people. :)

Amazon link
Smashwords link


kitty_fic [userpic]
The Daily Snitch: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies: 
Social Media Roundup: Sorting Ceremonies and Family Photos
Weekly Round-Up: Rupert Grint on ‘Cursed Child’ at NYCC, Eddie Redmayne’s ‘Aeronauts’ Incident and More!
BBC’s Children in Need Album Will Include “Harry Potter” Alumni
Tom Felton Stands up to Cancer in New Campaign

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hogwarts365: Hogwarts365 Prompt 312: Due on or before 12th October.
[info]hphet: Challenge 22
[info]hp_coffeehouse: OCTOBER PROMPT IS HERE
[info]slythindor100: Challenge #233
[info]hp_bunintheoven: October Prompts
[info]enchanted_jae: Jae's Monthly Drabble Challenge # 164
[info]dove_drabbles: september wrap / october prompt

Communities:
[info]hd_fan_fair: Now Posting
[info]hp_daddyfest: Now Posting
[info]hp_podfic_fest: Now Posting
[info]dramione_remix: Now Posting
[info]hp_creatures: Submissions Due
[info]hpsapphicappeal: F/F fics and art for hp drizzle 2019
[info]hp-iconchallenge: Challenge 14: 3rd reminder
[info]snapecase: The 2020 snapecase sign ups are now open!
[info]rarepair_shorts: Winter Exchange Sign Up Post
[info]mini_fest: Anon or Not Anon?
gameofdrarry: Mark Your Calendars for the Second Annual Drarropoly Game/Fest

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]hd_fan_fair: H/D Fan Fair 2019 Roundup: Week 1
[info]hphet: September Wrap-up

Editor's Choice Rec:
Gravity Centered by anonymous at [info]hd_fan_fair (Harry/Draco; NC-17, 6780 words)
Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy are two of the best flyers in the International Professional Broom Racing League. To fans, they’re a pair of competitive rivals that trade skillful wins back and forth, but after they finish each grueling race around the world is that all there is between them? Or: Harry tastes the wind on Malfoy’s tongue.

Fandom Recs:
[info]lijahlover recced ten Drarry fics for rectober.
[info]lijahlover recced one Drarry fic for rectober.
[info]lijahlover recced one Drarry fic for rectober.
[info]themightyflynn recced three Snape artworks.
[info]toblass recced one Snape art.

Resources:
[info]sshp_prophet: The SS/HP Prophet for September 29 -October 5
[info]hd_prophet: Sunday 6th October 2019

Essay/Meta:
“Beyond the Veil” Episode 24: “Expecto Patronum!”

General Fandom News:
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mobile app announces Dark Arts Month events in October
“Christmas in the Wizarding World” Returns to Utah For One Final Year

Nifty:
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mobile app announces Dark Arts Month events in October
Mini Boden's Harry Potter autumn-themed clothing line with cloaks, more available now

Searches:
[info]bottom_draco: Veela Draco

Community Spotlight: [info]hp_drizzle who posted the 2019 Fest Stats and Fun Facts

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


gwynclaire [userpic]
The SS/HP Prophet for September 29 -October 5

The current edition of the SS/HP Prophet has been posted here:

The SS/HP Prophet for September 29 - October 5

If we missed an entry, please comment on the latest newsletter and it will be added to the next edition.

gwynclaire [userpic]
The SS/HP Prophet for September 29 -October 5

Banner art by [info]sealcat
 


If we missed an entry, please comment on the latest newsletter and it will be added to the next edition.

Completed Chapter Fic
[x]Bridgette_Hayden: Cauldron - Chapters 1 to 3/3[Explicit]
[x]Originella: Within You - Chapter 15/15[Explicit]
[x]OhHamilton: If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed - Chapter 6/6[Explicit]

Works In Progress
[x]Bent_Rose_Standing_Tall: There’s a fine line between hate and love - Chapter 1/?[Teen]
[x]Nevercanreadenough: Served with Ice - Chapter 2/4[General]
[x]Snapewasatruehero: The Boy Who Lied - Chapter 6/?[Teen]
[x]LimaBean1D: A Spark - Chapters 1 to 3/4[Explicit]
[x]Bluemerce8: So, what's your Patronus? - Chapter 2/?[Explicit]
[x]Bluemerce8: So, what's your Patronus? - Chapter 3/?[Explicit]
[x]JBankai89: Unlikely Places - Chapter 10/30[Explicit]
[x]Apassingstory: Of Feathers and Bone - Chapter 8/?[Mature]
[x]Otaku6337: Now, Yesterday And Tomorrow (If There Is A Tomorrow) - Chapter 18/?[Teen]
[x]Otaku6337: Now, Yesterday And Tomorrow (If There Is A Tomorrow) - Chapter 19/?[Teen]
[x]Just_An_Introvert: Maybe The Night - Chapter 3/?[Not Rated]
[x]OhHamilton When Diplomacy Ends, War Begins - Chapter 3/?[Not Rated]
[x]Relevant_Peach Going On - Chapter 1/?[Mature]
[x]Lyraonyx Discretion is the Better Part of Valor - Chapters 1 to 7/?[Teen]
[x]Rindell Harry Potter and the Blood Prophecy - Chapter 6/?[Mature]
[x]Rindell Harry Potter and the Blood Prophecy - Chapter 7/?[Mature]
[x]Black_blade Rescued - Chapter 21/35[Mature]
[x]Black_blade Wild Child - Chapter 13/25[Mature]
[x]Elvirakitties The Importance of Messages - Chapter 8/?[Not Rated]

Drabbles And Ficlets
[x]Pekeleke: Sweet-talking Harry.[Not Rated]
[x]MrsCake: A Tip[General]
[x]Daiako (Achrya): Hopeful Musings[Explicit]

Miscellaneous
[x] Snarry100: Has Issued Challenge 685 - Investigation

This Newsletter
[x] Send your Snape/Harry news to sshp.prophet@gmail.com!

frnklymrshnkly [userpic]
The Daily Snitch: Saturday 5 October

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Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
J. K. Rowling helps pen love letter to EU

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', Rupert Grint kick off 2019 NY Comic Con panels

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Claudia Kim Talks “Fantastic Beasts” and Her Career in American Movies

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – Actors and Stage:
“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” Takes NYCC by Storm
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' San Francisco shows announce Hogwarts House event
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Joins New York Comic Con to Look at the Magic of the Show

Prompt Challenges:
hpfemslash-minifest posted October/November Prompts

Communities:
[info]theiceroyals opened claiming for their Valentines Extravaganza
[info]snapecase opened sign-ups
[info]mini_fest posted Mod Note and the Future of Mini Fest?
[info]hd_prophet posted a new issue

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]dramione_remix posted Week 2 Round-Up and Week 3 Round-Up
hpfemslash-minifest posted August-September 2019 Roundup
[info]hp_drizzle posted Week 5 Round Up and the Anonymous Masterlist

Fandom Recs:
[info]one_bad_man recced 1 Snape art

Archive News:
Five Things SimK Said

Essay/Meta:
“Potter” and “Python” – Part 1: “Monty Python’s Life of Brian”
“Potter” and “Python” – Part 2: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

General Fandom News:
Exclusive Loungefly “Harry Potter” Pieces Available at New York Comic Con 2019
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Unveils Amazing New Addition
Harry Potter Trips of a Lifetime Contest announced with Lumos, Warner Bros, more

Searches:
posted a search for 1 HD fic

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.



alisanne [userpic]
Challenge #685

Happy Snarry Thursday!

Our new prompt this week is:

Challenge 685: Investigation
Have fun!

You're free to combine this prompt with any other, and remember, we encourage cross-posting across all our journals, DW, IJ, and LJ, so feel free to post your responses to any or all of them.
Current Mood hopeful hopeful

nachodiablo [userpic]
The Daily Snitch: Wednesday 2 October

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Pottermore (Now Wizarding World Digital!) News
Pottermore Announces Move to WizardingWorld.com.
Wizarding World Digital Announces Official Harry Potter Fan Club and New Hogwarts Sorting Ceremony.

Prompt Challenges:
hpfemslash-minifest: October/November Prompts.

Communities:
[info]hp_drizzle: Currently posting.
[info]hd_fan_fair: Currently posting.
[info]dramione_remix: Currently posting.
[info]snapecase: Sign Ups are Open.
[info]hp-daddyfest: Currently posting.
[info]hp_creatures: Claiming is closed.
[info]hp-iconchallenge: Mod note, feedback requested!
wsinktober: Inktober for fanart of Remus and Sirius.

Fandom Recs:
[info]smirkingcat recced one Draco Malfoy/Severus Snape fic (M).
[info]ceu recced one Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fic (E).
fiercefemmesandfemslash: recced one Padma Patil & Parvati Patil & Lavender Brown (gen) fic (T).

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Archive News:
This Week in Fandom, Volume 123.

Essay/Meta:
Non-Traditional Hogwarts House Descriptions.
Ron Weasley’s 20 Bloody Brilliant Moments.

Nifty:
Easter Eggs in Jim Kay’s Illustrations for “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”.
Post SnitchSeeker's HalloweenCostumes.com kids & babies Dobby suits global giveaway.

Community Spotlight:
The Harry Potter Alliance: HPA is a game-changing, innovative organization that uses the power of pop culture to transform fans into activists. We bring community organizing to online and offline fan spaces and channel fans’ creativity, passion, and critical thinking into making real world change. Support our #ExpectoEquality fundraiser!

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


pekeleke [userpic]
Sweet-talking Harry.

Title: Sweet-talking Harry.
Author: pekeleke
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenges #684: Generous.
Rating: G
Length: 100
Warnings: none.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. I make no profit from writing fanfiction.
Summary: Sweet-talking Gryffindors isn’t Severus Snape’s forte.

 

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pekeleke [userpic]
Sweet-talking Harry.

Title: Sweet-talking Harry.
Author: pekeleke
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenges #684: Generous.
Rating: G
Length: 100
Warnings: none.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. I make no profit from writing fanfiction.
Summary: Sweet-talking Gryffindors isn’t Severus Snape’s forte.

 

ExpandSweet-talking Harry. )

kitty_fic [userpic]
The Daily Snitch: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies: 
Rupert Grint Will Attend First-Look Event for “Servant” at New York Comic Con
Weekly Round-Up: Rupert Grint, Dan Fogler and Cursed Child Broadway at NYCC, Claudia Kim Talks Fantastic Beasts and More!

Prompt Challenges:
[info]hogwarts365: Prompt 311 - due on or before 5th October
[info]mixandmatch100: Round Up and Prompt 93: Discussion
[info]poetic_hp: October prompt

Communities:
[info]hp-iconchallenge: Round 14: First Reminder+next round suggestion
[info]hd_fan_fair: H/D Fan Fair Starts This Week! - Also, Take the Fan Fair Quiz!
[info]hd_erised: 2019 H/D ERISED CHECK-IN
[info]hp_podfic_fest: now posting
[info]dramione_remix: now posting
[info]hp_drizzle: now posting

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[info]hp_drizzle: HP DRIZZLE 2019 WEEK 4 Round Up

Fandom Recs:
[info]toblass recced two Severus sketches.
[info]themightyflynn recced one Severus/Igor fic.

Resources:
[info]hd_prophet: Sunday 29th September 2019

Essay/Meta:
If you can’t think of anything to say about a fic, writers also like to know...
Albus Dumbledore and the Art of the Magical Microbreak
J.K. Rowling Has Authority to Determine Canon

Nifty:
More More Merch: Advent Calendars and Gifts for the Holidays
Shop a Real-Life Diagon Alley at These “Harry Potter” Stores

Community Spotlight: [info]snape_potter - Home of the Snarry fandom - currently hosting the Secret Snarry Swap 2019

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


Sign ups for the Snape Showcase are now open!

Sign ups for the Snape Showcase are now open!