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Mar. 3rd, 2014

Still hanging around

I see a lot of folks got a similar email to mine about purging accounts :). I'm still around! In fact I just got done re-reading Cambiare Podentes *happy sigh.* Makes me want to crack open some of my half-done fics.

Dec. 19th, 2011

Snupin Santa 2011 = roxxor

There are some great fics and art going up for the [info]lupin_snape Snupin Santa exchange! It is a good time to be poking my head around in fandom again. :)

Jun. 3rd, 2009

FIC: Bits of Blue and Gold (Remus/Severus, Remus/other, NC-17)

Side note: The ring thing seems solved - of course I couldn't keep my mouth shut, and we had it out, and I've solved things for now by wearing the rings on a chain (just like when I was pregnant, ah, the memories!).

Anyhow! I entered the Lusty Month of May this year and finished! Woo! Here's a link to the first post; each entry has a link to the next day's entry.

Title: Bits of Blue and Gold (31 chapters)
Author: [info]summerborn
Rating: NC-17 (overall)
Main Pairing: Remus/Severus, with other pairings of Remus/OFC, Remus/OMC, Remus/Tonks, Remus alone, Severus/Lily.
Notes: Canon through HBP; I owe a big thank-you to readers who commented during LMOM to help keep me going and give me ideas.
Word count: 26,000, give or take a thousand. Haven't added it up.

Summary: Remus Lupin, presumed dead after the war, finds himself in need of rent money. He answers an ad and gets into the business of donating memories, but he soon finds them too dear to part with. So he gets into the business of Severus Snape, instead.

Chapter 1 of 31 is here!

Also, there is a poll that members of [info]pervy_werewolf can vote in to determine the grand prize winner, so check that out if you would like! Congrats to all participants, whatever tier and however much you posted!

May. 31st, 2009

Looking for quickie beta!

Anyone available, er, tonight? I need someone to beta the first part of my Dark Side Snupin fic? 2200 words so far, seriously dark themes. I'll be working on the rest meanwhile.

May. 28th, 2009

The long way home

My entry for Lusty Month of May on [info]pervy_werewolf has been the most difficult thing I've written in about a year. Of course, it's also the only thing I've written in about a year (good God, really? answer: yes, or more), so I can't really be surprised.

It's more than a point of pride to finish the month out: I need to write it. I've put LMOM in front of schoolwork this month, and I can't say I'm sorry for it. I'm writing my way back to myself. I feel so much better when I'm writing, when I'm active online, when I'm in contact with my lovely flist and when I'm taking part in the community, I can't even tell you what it means to me. What all of you mean to me, even if we don't talk or comment much.

I feel that if I can just get through the month... just a few more days... I can finally deal with some other obligations and do the things that have been weighing on my mind. I'm hoping.

Here's to new beginnings.

May. 21st, 2009

Trek fandom question

Okay, I love Star Trek even though I have no plans on getting into the fandom, and I am loving all the squee and commentary and fic postings about Star Trek that I'm seeing on my friends page. I am.

That said, I have a question. Doesn't... I mean, I'm old school Trek, but I thought that no one calls McCoy "Bones" except Kirk. Am I mistaken (it's happened before)? Did I miss something in the movie? In one of the (few) Star Trek novels I haven't read? Help out a fangirl who's not in the fandom.

Apr. 30th, 2009

If Snape showed up in a post-DH fic...

Snupin-centric, I suppose, but anyone with thoughts on the subject is welcome to participate. I've been away a while - what are your thoughts about warnings and labels for post-DH Snupin (if that isn't a contradiction in terms)?

Poll: Regarding older Snupin (Post-War, Post-DH) fic...

( If Snape and/or Lupin appear alive in a fic set after the war... )
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Jan. 24th, 2009

Snupin Fanvid! Woo!

If you haven't seen it yet, please go see the fanvid akemi42 made in response to my winning bid on livelongnmarry! It's Snupiny and just wonderful. Some days, it's good to be a fangirl :D
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Jul. 10th, 2008

Give Prompts! Snupin Fantasy Fest

I would really, really appreciate it if someone who hasn't yet written a prompt (or four) for the Snupin Fantasy Fest could pop over and toss something out there! I would dearly love to write for it, but I haven't a prompt in me to offer. I know it doesn't have to be one-for-one, but I'll feel better if there was someone contributing prompts that wouldn't have, otherwise. You don't have to tell me about it, even... just fill out the poll and leave a prompt (or four).

If you don't like Snupin, pretend it's two other characters and give a prompt on the generic side. :D

Jul. 6th, 2008


I have written something! And I'm not too terribly displeased by it! Oh, there is hope for me yet :D *hugs all around* I can't wait to get started on something else. Or maybe I can look through my WIPs (most from a full year ago or more) and finish something. Just imagine it! Wouldn't that be great?

And now it's time for a nap.

Jun. 30th, 2008

My entry in the auction

Here's my offering post!

I'm leaning on the moral support of [info]littleblackbow who has offered to collaborate for the [info]livelongnmarry auction. I'll write the fic, she'll draw the art (watercolor!) and hopefully that will appeal to someone. If nothing else, I'll bid on her art :D.

*goes back to looking at Rana's Sirius watercolor*

Jun. 27th, 2008

Contributing to Live Long and Marry?

Some of you may have heard of "Live Long and Marry," a fandom auction to raise money to support marriage equality. More info under the cut. ) Anyway, I'm considering tossing something into the ring in addition to bidding on others' offers, but I don't know what to put up.

( Vote in my LJ poll and help me decide! )

Jun. 23rd, 2008

Wordled Fics

- Severance Pay

Wordle creates word clouds based on frequency in the text you paste in - here, some of my fics. I absolutely love this toy, so thanks to all who have posted on your journals!

More under the cut. ) - Time and Again
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Jun. 7th, 2008

Summertime for fandom

Or "Summer - time for fandom!"

So, my little "hiatus" from fandom and LJ has lasted longer than I may have liked, but that's all right. I have been missing reading, writing, commenting, and squeeing about all this Harry Potter stuff, so I hope to get back to the fun! I've got some thoughts on Charlie I need to nail down. Did you guys realize how much he is not mentioned in Deathly Hallows?! (For the record, I will be reading and posting to both LJ and IJ, so please don't feel obligated to "watch" both places.)

Without further ado, my answers to some interview questions from [info]marginaliana! :)

1. What's your favorite piece of fanfiction that you've written?

I would have to say "We Who Persevere." It was so easy to write, I mean just poured out of me, and the style took care of itself for the most part.

2. If you could have someone create a piece of clothing or furniture or art just for you, what would it be like?

I've always loved to put my feet up on things, like tables or walls depending on where I am. I would love a piece of furniture where I could sit comfortably and put my feet up - WAY up. It would also clash hideously with every other piece of furniture in the room, and it would be totally resistant to cat claws and dog paws.

3. What's the weather like where you are?

The last couple of days have been pretty hot and muggy, with lots of thunderstorms and lightning and a few floods and even a tornado warning. It's my first springtime in Ohio, and I'm a little weirded out by it. I always knew I would miss California weather, but I'm surprised to find myself missing the "normalcy" of Virginia weather too :)

4. Is there one book that you would say was very formative in your youth/teenage years?

In a word... no. I read so much, so early in life, that I couldn't point to one or two as formative. One of the stories that stayed with me was a trilogy of short novels called "The True Game," by Sheri S. Tepper. I've just learned that she did in fact write the sequels to that, in the form of two more trilogies from different characters' perspectives, so I'm looking forward to finding those.

5. What's one weird habit you have?

I have been known to take photographs of people's houses so that I can use them as inspirations in the Sims 2. I don't know if I'd call it a "habit," but it's definitely weird :).

If anyone wants to ask me more interview questions, feel free, or if you want me to come up with five questions for you, just comment!

Feb. 21st, 2008

Number Thirteen (Snape/Harry, NC-17) ~28,000 words

Fic! Whoa!

This started in November of 2006, when I wrote a whole bunch of kind of random Snape/Harry lovin'. Then, for last summer's fic exchange, hp_summersmut, I got a lovely prompt from [info]unbroken_halo and managed to salvage some, rewrite a lot, and finish the thing. I never posted it here, so please take a look if you haven't. I had a lot of fun with it :).

TITLE: Number Thirteen
REQUESTER: [info]unbroken_halo
AUTHOR: [info]summerborn
PAIRING: Snape/Harry
SUMMARY: Harry and Hermione have been friends for a long time, but he still isn't too sure about her suggestion to use a dating service (especially when that dating service has a reputation for catering to, shall we say, "alternative" tastes). What follows is a mix of passion, disappointment, meddling, and new discoveries, as Harry finds himself facing choices and situations he'd never dreamed of.
WARNINGS: AU. D/s relationships.
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Written pre-DH, but AU anyway. Many many thanks to the exchange moderator, and to my betas for their help! Any remaining errors or plot holes are entirely my fault. ~28,000 words.

( Number Thirteen )

Feb. 20th, 2008

On masterlists and indices

It has come to my attention that my fic index here on LJ is out of date, as is my IJ community [info]summerfic, where I index all stories. There are at least three I can see to add to the latter, so I'm working on getting all the links and stuff straightened out so I can post them (omg, it is so much easier to do that at the time something goes up!). Hopefully I'll post the first of them by tomorrow sometime.

Anyway, all this occurred to me while I was eying remixredux08's info. I feel like Will Ferrell from Elf: What's a remix?!?! I want one!!

Of course, it's not likely I'll be part of it, all things considered, but it's nice to know it's there, anyway.

Dec. 3rd, 2007

Snupin in Drabble and Audio forms

Two news items!

First, [info]celandineb wrote me a Snape/Lupin drabble (Troth, here), which makes me all warm and gooey inside. Thank you so much, Cel!!

Second, as I mentioned on [info]lupin_snape, the latest episode of Snapecast features a panel discussing Snape ships, and I got to be on it representing Snape/Lupin as well as some other rarer Snape pairs. The segment starts at 12:36, though I should say I haven't listened to it (or the episode) yet, but I do know I'm on there. See for episode index and download link.

That is all. Back to reading fest fic! Or at least, Snupin Santa fest fic.

Nov. 28th, 2007

Top Ten Signs you're reading a fic by Summerborn

Top ten signs you're reading a fic by Summerborn

10. The end does not deliver on the promises of the beginning.

9. Snape is darkly mysterious and incredibly, inexplicably attractive to *someone*.

8. Any smut is explicit, and lengthy, but not actually very kinky.

7. Blowjobs are treated lovingly.

6. Threesomes are likely.

5. Lupin has a job, or has had a job, he doesn't really want to tell anyone about - such as prostitute, garbage collector, or barrister.

4. Lucius is a sympathetic character.

3. Someone else is a sympathetic character - Regulus or Narcissa or someone else that I am always surprised to find out that people don't like.

2. Snape and Lupin have a relationship that no one else understands, but it totally works for them. Actually, have I written this yet? I forget what I've managed to finish in the past few months. Which brings me to the number one way to tell you're reading a Summerborn fic...

1. It's not turned in yet.

Oct. 4th, 2007

Remix what now?

I have never done a remix! And now there is talk of a Percy remix and of a rarepair remix (see this interest poll for the latter) and it's all so exciting.

A couple of recs later today, I think! Happy Thursday! *throws confetti*

Oct. 3rd, 2007

First and last post on Nanowrimo

Together with Penguin Group and HP, is holding a "Be the next breakthrough novelist" contest, where up to 5,000 people can submit an original, finished manuscript for judging.

Perusing my past Nanowrimo novels for a possible entrant, and looking at the calendar to see just how close November is (although my anniversary is closer!), have made me realize that Nanowrimo is a teensy bit limited for what I eventually want to do. My Big Novel isn't going to be done - no, not even a rough first draft - in one calendar month, and attempting to do it that way would actually do more harm than good.

However, the backstory to my Big Novel *can* be done in a month, and I'm hoping that the spontaneity of writing it this way might even take me for a few twists and turns I hadn't yet thought of. In any case, fleshing out the characters by giving them 50,000 words to run around in is definitely going to help me farther down the line.

So, it won't be fanfiction this year. That means I won't talk about it on public posts after this one, but I will probably complain about it in real-life posts :). If you're doing Nano this year, let's be Writing Buddies! I'm on the Nano site at summerborn. My working title, btw, which doesn't even matter since this is only a backstory, is Before the Maelstrom, as my Big Novel is "Maelstrom." Cool, eh?

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