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Aug. 1st, 2030 05:21 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Harry Potter Fic Recs

Sep. 19th, 2025 05:54 pm
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My HP Fic Recs. I tend to like multi-chapter epics (50,000+ words) and the majority of them are rated R/NC-17. I much prefer fics that aren't on fanfiction.net, but I won't rule out reading them if there are good reviews (gushing over the author doesn't count) even then I'm leery however. I also prefer completed fics, I've been burned too many times by WIP's, my one continual exception is AYLNO.

A note to all HP authors: If you have fic on FF.net, please consider moving it to AO3 or another HP archive. There are many to choose from, if you need help finding one, ask, please, it will only work to your benefit.

Why, yes I've found a fandom where I like Het pairings. ;) It happens so rarely it deserves special notice. *grins*

NOTE: Updated Nov. 8th 2018

Recs are divided up by pairing

You can find more recs in my memories here, with my recs tag here and on AO3 here. All these links have multifandom recs, not just HP. You will also find more recs in many fandoms here

NOTE: Some links may be broken, I am trying to list other places to find those fics. If you find a broken link, leave a comment and I'll try to fix it.

Lucius/Hermione )

Lucius/Hermione/Severus )


Harry/Draco )

Severus/Harry )
Draco/Hermione/Lucius )
Severus/Hermione )



Tom Riddle Pairings... )

Other Pairings )



Gen )


I'm always looking for new fics to read. If you know of a fic you think I'll love, based on these recs, feel free to leave a comment here. You can see other pairings I'm interested in here.
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 Sorry, I've been a bit M.I.A., I've been reading the books I got for Christmas and just sort of ignored the world for a bit. 

But!!!! I have news! I got tickets to see The Who in St. Paul on September 6th, which is the day after my birthday! I'm very excited!!!!
arenee1999: (dragon)
 I came down with a cold last Tuesday which left me feeling awful for a few days. Unfortunately when I get sick I tend to end up with a cough that lingers for a few weeks. So I'm mostly fine now but still have an annoying cough.

Because of being sick I decided not to participate in [community profile] fandom_stocking . I knew wouldn't have the energy to fill any stockings and I don't like to make requests if I can't fill other's requests.

I'll likely be fairly quiet until Christmas is over. This is a very stressful time of the year for me and I don't handle it well. I'm snarky and rude at the best of times and all this stress makes it much worse.

I shall go curl up with my Kindle and read fanfic 'til I feel better. ;)

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This post is likely going to ramble a bit and seem to jump off in different directions randomly. Sorry. I kinda need to just spew forth words because even a month after finishing this last book I'm still reeling a bit from it.

The Honorverse is probably my absolute favorite book series. It's also just about the only Science Fiction I read. When I started reading the series I had never read any Science Fiction at all and a lot of the technical stuff baffled me. It took quite a while, but I eventually figured it out.

I highly recommend the series.

If you have never read or maybe never heard of the series and are interested, I have a post with information, links and a proper reading order here.

Spoilers Spoilers Spoilers! You have been warned )

Doctor Who

Dec. 7th, 2018 07:07 pm
arenee1999: (Tardis)
 Last year in September, I mentioned my reservations about the direction the show would be taking. I was taking a wait and see approach to Jodie as the Doctor, but wasn't keen on Chris Chibnall. And I've been proven right. *sigh*

Cut for length )
*Please forgive any typos. I'm  stuck posting from my phone.

arenee1999: (dragon)
 Fandom seems to have come full circle. After the mass exodus from LJ we scattered, some here to DW, many to Tumblr, some to Facebook and some to various other sites. Now with Tumblr doing it's best to commit suicide many of us that took refuge there are migrating back to where we should have been all along. My main reasons for not staying here after leaving LJ were 1) only a small portion of fandom migrated here 2) I was disenchanted with the LJ/DW style blogs. My fandoms were changing rapidly and my flist didn't/couldn't keep up. 3) I couldn't (and still can't) host my graphics here. I had over 2500 images hosted on LJ and only a handful (literally) will fit within the limited space available here. *sigh*

So while I migrated to Tumblr and Facebook for my fannish endeavors, it only took a few years for me to become disgusted with how fandom evolved on those sites. It became a toxic dumpster fire, with more ship wars and vitriol than I had ever seen; and considering my fandoms, I have seen some pretty nasty stuff. So, I pulled away from fandom and just skirted the fringes for the last two years or so. But I have recently decided, I miss fandom. More specifically, I miss how fandom worked on LJ. So, I've come home.

Expect few posts in the coming days. I have  things to say about Doctor Who, David Weber's Honor Harrington series and Stargate.

To new friends, feel free to browse through my old posts or even take a look through my Tumblr (arenee1999) to get a sense of who I am. My Tumblr will tell you exactly who I am, the wide mix of content creates a rather complete picture of my personality. I also have some of my graphics posted there. My favorites will probably get posted here eventually. I also have a small amount of fic posted on AO3 (arenee1999). Most of it's crap, but it's there if you're curious.

ETA:
I have once again signed up for [community profile] fandom_stocking after a two year hiatus. For those that don't know what that is: It's a gift exchange. You post a wishlist and other people fill them. You can get/give fic, art, graphics, recipes, recs, general greetings. You're not required to gift to everyone but are encouraged to gift to a few people. I always try to gift to at least a few people with small/obscure fandoms listed, as they tend to get the fewest gifts.


TV things!

Sep. 10th, 2017 12:51 pm
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Fall television season is about to start! I’m anxiously awaiting the return of a few shows, The Blacklist, The Flash and Supernatural the most. Also, The Librarians. There aren’t many new ones I’m interested in this year, I will be watching Seal Team, because David Boreanaz.

Other shows, new and returning: Supergirl, Scorpion, Legend's of Tomorrow, This Is Us, Designated Survivor, The Good Place (ridiculous, but I watch it anyway), Arrow, Blindspot, The Gifted (maybe), The Orville (maybe), Black Lightning (maybe).

Then of course there’s the Christmas episode of Doctor Who. I am excited and sad all at the same time for that. Excited and curious to see what happens and how it all plays out. Excruciatingly sad to see the Twelfth Doctor go. I legitimately have no opinion on Jodie as the Doctor. I will wait and see how she does before I judge, I was wrong about Eleven being awful, I've learned my lesson. My worry is Chris Chibnall as show runner. I’ve seen his episodes of Doctor Who and I don’t like them. I’ve seen Broadchurch and I don’t like it. I don’t really like most of his Torchwood episodes, so no I don’t have high hopes for the writing and direction of the show moving forward. But enough of that for now. I’ll complain more in December!

I did take the summer to watch a few things I hadn’t seen before. Star Trek Voyager, which I LOVED! Primeval, I also liked quite a lot. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, what the frack even is that?!?! Seriously, it’s bat-shit crazy! It’s also just odd enough that I might watch season 2, though I’ll wait for it to finish airing and binge watch it all at once.

Bye Bye LJ

Apr. 30th, 2017 06:33 pm
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Well, it's official... I just received the email from LJ. Dear Arenee1999, On 2017-04-30 at 23:29:13 your journal was deleted.It will take awhile for it to be purged, but as of now I no longer have an LJ account.


arenee1999: (Username - flowers)
And this will be my last ever post. I'm very sad to be leaving but I'm not willing to stay with the way the site has changed and with the changes to the ToS.

Everything that I can move to Deamwidth has been moved. I will be deleting this journal by Sunday April 30th.



Comm Pimp

May. 22nd, 2016 01:02 pm
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If you're a fan of Legends of Tomorrow come join us @ [livejournal.com profile] lot_fans

Currently most of the group ships Captain Canary, but we are trying to get a more diverse membership. Everyone is welcome no matter who you ship or if you don't ship anyone!


Oh, and uh... Hi everyone! *runs and hides*
arenee1999: (Username - flowers)
Our oven stopped working just after Christmas. We've replaced the ignitor and the thermostat and it's still not working. It will likely be summer before we can start looking for a new one. *sigh*  In the meantime we've had to rely on recipes we could cook on the stove or in the slowcooker. I've spent a bit of time going through some of my recipes to see which ones that go in the oven could be adjusted to work on the stove or in the crockpot. I've also been combing the recipe sites for new ones.

I found a couple really good beef stew recipes so I thought I'd share. The first one can be left on the stove to cook on a low heat. The second can be done in a crockpot/slowcooker as long as you brown the meat on the stove then add everything to the crockpot.


Jamaican Beef Stew with Rice )



Beef Stew with Leeks )
arenee1999: (House)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Hahaha! I'm actually doing that now! I've been binge-watching House M.D.. I love it because Hugh Laurie is perfect. ♥

I have done it before with other shows as well, Buffy, Highlander, Andromeda, Charmed, Blake's 7, Relic Hunter, to name a few. :)
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Day 15

In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.



1) Try something new! Be it a new fandom, a pairing you never thought to try or a kink/trope you've been  ignoring. [livejournal.com profile] epic_recs [livejournal.com profile] crack_van and [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest are good places to start looking

2) Post a rec for that one fic/art/vid/book/show/movie/etc you've always loved but have been ashamed to admit to liking.

3) Join/participate in a community/meme/activity designed to make you create and/or interact with a larger portion of fandom. such as:. [community profile] snowflake_challenge, [community profile] fandom_stocking, [livejournal.com profile] naarmamo, NaNoWriMo, or join a landcomm (there are dozens) or post in a friending meme or just join something designed to make you post more [livejournal.com profile] 100things_index, 30 day meme, rectober, etc
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Day 14

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.


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In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.

This is both difficult and easy. There are so many awesome creators in fandom, narrowing it down to one is near impossilble. There are so many that I love that I'll read anything they care to write. I know I'll forget a bunch, but here is a partial list: [livejournal.com profile] van, [livejournal.com profile] stillrose, [livejournal.com profile] killabeez, [livejournal.com profile] aspenlight, [livejournal.com profile] batsutousai, [livejournal.com profile] nautibitz, [livejournal.com profile] jinxed_wood, [livejournal.com profile] madeleone, faviconGood_Witch, faviconliteraryspell, and a whole bunch more. Everyone on my flist is there because I like what they do. ♥♥♥
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Day 12


In your own space, talk about what you bring to fandom. It can be something tangible, or not.

Each one of us interacts with fandom in their own way. What is yours? Do you create fanworks? Edit? Cheerlead? Create rec lists? Mod a challenge? Leave awesome feedback? Click that Kudos button (and maybe wish it could be clicked more than once per fanwork)?


Didn't we already answer this with or responses to days 1, 3 & 5? I create graphics, occasionally write and I've beta-ed a few times. I also ocassionally leave comments and I leave kudos.
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Day 11


In your own space, post a rec for fannish and/or creative resources.



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Day 10



Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing. Try working in a new medium. Or check out some fanworks that are new to you.


Ok, so this one I really shouldn't do, because the last thing I need is to start playing in another fandom. The list of fandoms I already read fic in is enormous!

So, of course like the idiot I am I read a House/Cameron fic. Damn. Maybe I should have stuck with my original idea of reading a new (to me) pairing in Harry Potter. Bugger.

If I miss posting tomorrows challenge, someone poke me. I'm going over to AO3 to drown myself in the House/Cameron tag now.

Oh, the fic I read was Detour.

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