st_aurafina: (DW: Ten)
Title: Children's Moon
Fandom: Harry Potter/Doctor Who
Rating: Teen
Words: 16.5K
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Sirius Black, Jack Harkness
Warnings/Content: Contains discussion of child abuse (of a teenage character in this fic, nothing specific is described), violence by animal attack on the same level as Doctor Who or Harry Potter.
Notes: This is a sequel to You Can Never Go Home Again, where Sirius meets up with the Tenth Doctor after he falls through the Veil.

Summary: A wild beast stalks a farming community, the Doctor and Sirius run into some familiar faces, and the Doctor experiments with Transfiguration.

Also at the Archive

Chapter One )
st_aurafina: (HP: Lupin by Anneline)
Title: Eat Your Vegetables
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG
Words: 900
Characters/Pairings: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black
Warnings/Content: Set in the seventies, post-Hogwarts, pre-Voldemort. Such fluff, wow.
Notes: Written for [personal profile] octopus_fool, for the 2015 [community profile] fandom_stocking

Summary: Sirius has never had to fend for himself before. Now that he's finished at Hogwarts, he's heading for scurvy.

Also at the Archive

Eat Your Vegetables )

Oof, done.

Nov. 30th, 2015 11:59 am
st_aurafina: (NaNo: Sleep)


Final breakdown:
W13 femslash for (belated) trope bingo: 5041 (finished)
Killjoys fic for for (belated) trope bingo: 1873 (not finished)
Sanctuary fic for (belated) trope bingo: 1237 (finished)
[Redacted fandom for Yuletide treat]: 7868 (finished)
Sequel to You Can Never Go Home Again (my Tenth Doctor & Sirius fic): 11182 (finished but damn, I want to write more.)
Person of Interest fic for no reason other than it pleases me: 14740 (and not finished, will never be finished, omg had to take a break from it)
Supergirl/Daisy femslash for [community profile] femslash_kink: 2301 (finished and awaiting editing, to post soon)
NBC's Dracula which seems to be feudal lord/handmaiden Lucy/Mina with some Grayson in there, maybe Lucy/Mina/Grayson IDK: 5981 (so unfinished)
Total: 50,367

And didn't break my duolingo streak: 108 days.

And will get to comments soon, so soon.

But first cake. And sleep.
st_aurafina: Rainy day, person with a rainbow umbrella in the distance  (Rainbow umbrella)
July was sucky, in a broad spectrum way, spanning from cat sick on the doona to an emergency hospital visit. I seem to be consistently making and sending sympathy cards, too, which can stop any time now.

I need to take said doona to the dry cleaners but life keeps getting in the way, and it just sits there, all crumpled up and judging me. I think I am that doona. I am that sad, suspiciously stained, sunken-in-the-middle doona that nobody will help.

*massive le sigh*

On the other hand, I just found a note to myself in email drafts about a fic plot point that I had completely forgotten, and it fixes a problem very neatly. Clever past!me.

Ooh, and clearly I meant to put this in a post and then lost it in the morass of drafts:
AWESOME CUSTOMER REPORT:
Customer: I'd like these scripts filled, please. *is a dear little old lady in her eighties, wearing a black cardigan*
Me: Sure! That will be about ten minutes.
Customer: *turns to browse giftware. Her black cardigan has ELVIS' FACE KNITTED INTO THE BACK.*
Me: ELVIS!
Customer: *gives me a sly little wink*

Later, when she is collecting her scripts:
Me: And now you can take Elvis up to the counter.
Customer: And then Elvis will leave the building.

My customers. Seriously. Love 'em.

I must go through these email drafts more often - there are treasures in here.


As We Go blanket progress )

Fic recs:

The Haunting of Captain America (2309 words) by celeste9
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes & Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers & Avengers Team
Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Thor (Marvel), Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: Ghosts, Alternate Universe, Canonical Character Death, Friendship, Team, Remix
Summary:

Steve's being haunted by the ghost of his best friend. The other Avengers find out.


This is super cute, and surprisingly lacking in angst considering Bucky is an actualfax ghost.

The Cage is Full, The Day is New (7738 words) by banerries
Chapters: 10/?
Fandom: Orange is the New Black, The Walking Dead (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death, Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Joel Luschek, Wanda Bell - Character, Scott O'Neill - Character, Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson, Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes, John Bennett (Orange is the New Black), Maritza Ramos, Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales, Gloria Mendoza, Dayanara "Daya" Diaz, Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett, Carrie "Big Boo" Black, Galina "Red" Reznikov, Brook Soso, Poussey Washington, Eliqua Maxwell, Nicky Nichols, Lorna Morello, Piper Chapman, Maria Ruiz, Blanca Flores, Erica "Yoga" Jones, Angie Rice, Janae Watson, Mei Chang (Orange is the New Black)
Additional Tags: Friendship, Female Friendship, Ensemble Cast, Survival, Zombies, Crossovers & Fandom Fusions
Summary:

As the zombie apocalypse quickly overruns the world around them, the women of Litchfield must rely on each other to survive.


I don't normally rec WIPs, but I love this too much to wait. Practical and in character and frustrating in the right way (Caputo's first instinct at a zombie outbreak is to immediately keep the news from the inmates, for example.)

the family evans (3529 words) by dirgewithoutmusic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Petunia Evans Dursley & Harry Potter, Petunia Evans Dursley & Lily Evans Potter, Petuna Evans Dursley & Remus Lupin, Dudley Dursley & Harry Potter
Characters: Petunia Evans Dursley, Harry Potter, Dudley Dursley
Additional Tags: What-If, Family
Series: Part 4 of boy with a scar
Summary:

What if, when Petunia Dursley found a little boy on her front doorstep, she took him in? Not into the cupboard under the stairs, not into a twisted childhood of tarnished worth and neglect—what if she took him in?

Petunia was jealous, selfish and vicious. We will not pretend she wasn’t. She looked at that boy on her doorstep and thought about her Dudders, barely a month older than this boy. She looked at his eyes and her stomach turned over and over. (Severus Snape saved Harry’s life for his eyes. Let’s have Petunia save it despite them).

Let’s tell a story where Petunia Dursley found a baby boy on her doorstep and hated his eyes—she hated them. She took him in and fed him and changed him and got him his shots, and she hated his eyes up until the day she looked at the boy and saw her nephew, not her sister’s shadow. When Harry was two and Vernon Dursley bought Dudley a toy car and Harry a fast food meal with a toy with parts he could choke on Petunia packed her things and got a divorce.


I love all of these AUs, but this one is my favourite by far. Amazing Petunia, still very much herself, but with all that ferocity tapped and sent in a more positive direction. (And thanks, [personal profile] dine for the rec!)
st_aurafina: A shiny green chilli (Food: Green Chilli)
Recipe Friday. I made it up.

Something I've cooked recently:
Ricotta pancakes with fig jam.

These were good! Not really a pancake person, but we had these for breakfast on Boxing Day. They were fluffy and thick and not too sweet. You really do need to have two pans going at once, though, for adequate pancake to person supply.We didn't have fig jam, so I used raspberry. (Fig jam! Always cracks me up. Fuck, I'm Good, Just Ask Me!)


Nigella's Sticky Gingerbread

This was the breakout recipe of Christmas 2013 for us. It's so good! So treacly and sticky and tasty and also huge. (You bake it in a roasting dish!) It seems to keep well, too. I'm definitely going to make this again, even if it's not Christmas.


Something I've got concrete plans to cook soon:
Chocolate Pound Cake

With no substitutions, not overbeating, using Australian sized measuring cups for an Australian recipe. Basic cake, you will be defeated. By me. Eating you.


Something I'm idly thinking of cooking in the future:
Orange and ginger glazed pot roast

It's going to be super hot for the next week, so I won't be wanting to put the oven on at all, but after that, I'd like to try this in my cast iron pot. I love pot roast, and it makes such nice leftovers for the rest of the week. And we have a jar of marmalade in the cupboard which needs to be used up. It's lemon, but [personal profile] lilacsigil's dad made it and it will probably be pretty good.



In the garden, we have our first zucchinis! It's very late, because it's been a really cold summer for us. The rest of Australia has been in a massive heat wave, apparently. We've had hot water bottles and long sleeves and gale warnings and mud. Caterpillars are sorted, thank goodness. Peas are advancing. Cucumbers are flowering. Pumpkins are growing like weeks. Tomatoes still green. Lettuce still weird and bitter but I kind of like it. We've got a few hot days up ahead, and I'm hoping it will resuscitate the basil.


[community profile] fandom_stocking is live! I didn't hang a stocking, but I wrote some fics:

The Long Game (777 words) by st_aurafina
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Regulus Black/Severus Snape
Summary:

The night Regulus was named as a traitor, Severus wrote two lists.




Two-in-Hand (735 words) by st_aurafina
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sleepy Hollow (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Abbie Mills, Ichabod Crane (TV)
Summary:

The crisis is over, and Ichabod is in the stables.




Flying Lessons (551 words) by st_aurafina
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Twelfth Doctor/River Song
Characters: Clara Oswin Oswald, Twelfth Doctor, River Song
Summary:

The Doctor's regeneration brings chaos to the TARDIS, and Clara searches for help.




Naked in Barings (812 words) by st_aurafina
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sanctuary (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nigel Griffin/James Watson
Characters: Nigel Griffin, James Watson
Summary:

Nigel wakes up naked and chained to a bed in Watson's cellar. Things could be worse.




Thanks to [personal profile] medie for another great year. I love this fest!
st_aurafina: (HP: Lupin by Anneline)
Title: Tisane
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Words: 737
Characters/Pairings: Remus Lupin/Severus Snape

Summary: Remus isn't certain he deserves the best, but Severus has no doubt.

When you live with a former Potions Master, there is nothing simple or uncomplicated about a cup of tea )
st_aurafina: (HP: Lupin by Anneline)
Title: Change Will Come
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Words: 500
Characters/Pairings: Remus (/Sirius)
Summary: Remus needs this teaching job, but he's not sure of Dumbledore's motivations.
Notes: Set immediately before Prisoner of Azkaban. Written for [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking

It was a sign of the depths to which Remus had sunk that Mundungus took one look at him and offered to pay for dinner )
st_aurafina: (HP: Fat Lady)
Title: Beyond the Frame
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Sir Cadogan, Hermione Granger
Rating: G
Summary: After admitting the murderer Sirius Black to the Gryffindor dormitories, Sir Cadogan is determined to regain his honour the only way he knows how.
Notes: Set during Prisoner of Azkaban. Thanks to [personal profile] lilacsigil for the beta. Pinch hit written for the 2009 springtime_gen exchange.

The shame of failure very nearly broke Sir Cadogan. )
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (HP: Snape likes to watch)
Title: On the Threshold
Fandom: Harry Potter
Recipient: [personal profile] rose_gialle
Prompt: Snape. Your moment has come at last.
Word count: 100
Rating: PG
Notes: Written for Cat's Birthday Drabblethon 5

Snape adjusted his robes. This was an important moment; it would not do to appear dishevelled or unprepared. Ambition and talent had brought him here, despite those who held his mixed blood against him. It was satisfying to know that they had underestimated him. He considered the list of names - many highly esteemed - waiting for him on the other side of that door. It was time to avenge all those small hurts he had been nursing. With one last twitch of his robes, he pushed the door open and faced his first Defence Against the Dark Arts class.



This post on my Livejournal here.
st_aurafina: (HP Sirius)
Title: You Can Never Go Home Again
Fandom: Doctor Who/Harry Potter
Rating: PG
Character(s): Ten, Donna Noble, Sirius Black, Albus Dumbledore
Spoilers for: 4.13 (Journey's End) and Order of the Phoenix
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] cherryfeather in the 2008 [livejournal.com profile] dw_cross exchange (Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] lilacsigil for the beta)
Summary: On the other side of the Veil, Sirius can't help his friends, but he can help someone else's.

It took a long, long time to fall through the Veil. )
st_aurafina: (HP: Fat Lady)
Title: Foundations
Pairing/characters: Helga Hufflepuff/Rowena Ravenclaw
Challenge: For [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Characters all belong to JKR, and not to me.
Prompt: #426. Harry Potter: Rowena Ravenclaw/Helga Hufflepuff. How do they handle having a relationship in such a restrictive time, and what happens when Godric and Salazar find out?
Summary: A thousand years or more ago, the first stones are being laid at Hogwarts and Rowena is determined that there will be no secrets between the four wizards.
Author's Notes: Thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you to my fab four betas: [livejournal.com profile] dolorous_ett, [livejournal.com profile] layangabi, [livejournal.com profile] lilacsigil and [livejournal.com profile] wizefics.

Foundation )
st_aurafina: (HP Sirius)
Title: The Crooked Path
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] avendya
Rating: PG
Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Regulus Black, Andromeda Tonks
Summary: The year after MWPP leave Hogwarts, Black family secrets seem to be entangling Regulus. Sirius recruits Remus and Andromeda to find out what and why.
Notes: This was a pinch-hit, written for [livejournal.com profile] hp_summergen in July. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lilacsigil for the beta.

The Crooked Path )
st_aurafina: (HP: Harry Fly!)
Title: A Natural History
Recipient: #36 - Daisy Wheedle, aka [livejournal.com profile] gunderpants
Request: I'd love to see some genfic with Luna, Sirius, Remus and Neville if you can manage it. Possibly incorporating Sirius' ghost or his form in a portrait.
Characters: Neville, Luna, Remus, some mention of MWPP
Rating: G
Words: 3,800
Summary: In the summer after Dumbledore's funeral Neville and Luna find they have an ally in deciphering a fragment of the past.
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lilacsigil for beta-reading, and to the mods of [livejournal.com profile] reversathon for organising and running a great exchange. This fic originally written for Reversathon 2007, here. Written before Deathly Hallows, set immediately after Half-Blood Prince. No DH spoilers.


A Natural History )
st_aurafina: (HP Sirius)
Title: Scatter My Winter Dreams
Recipient: #48, Tabitha Wiggle, aka [livejournal.com profile] shaggydogstail
Request: I'd like to hear about Sirius' adventures when he 'flew South' at the end of PoA - where did he go, how did he manage? I'm thinking North Africa would be interesting, especially Morocco or Tunisia, but you could also go with South America, Bali, Indonesia...somewhere hot and not at all like England.
Pairing: Sirius /Kingsley, Sirius/Remus
Rating: R
Word count: 6,300
Summary: Sirius has escaped the Dementor's kiss – is he able to leave Azkaban behind?
Notes: Title is from Khalil Gibran's The Madman. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lilacsigil and [livejournal.com profile] youngest_one for beta reading. Written for the 2007 [livejournal.com profile] reversathon, here. This was written pre-Deathly Hallows, so there are no spoilers here.

Scatter My Winter Dreams )
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Harry Fly!)
And clearly seven hours of reading has broken me brain pan, because I'm talking like a pirate. Ye scurvy dogs.

There be spoilers behind this cut, arr. )

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