sweets (sweets2) wrote in potionssnitches,

Weekend Update for March 7 through 20th 2010

Update for March 7 – 20, 2010

Compiled by Kyle


Random Challenges


The Tragedy of a Heroic Family by Lianne

Voldemort attacked the Potters when Harry was c. five. Lily and James both survived, but James had been terribly injured - he lost most of his memory, his mind was damaged and he regressed to the state of a five-eight years old child. Lily and Harry are glorified and James ignored by the magical society.

Lily repeatedly refuses to put James to a mental ward at St. Mungo's, however, she can't do everything alone. Some of her friends support her. She hopes that James might recover. Severus is her friend, strongly dislikes James and is one of the few probably capable of finding a cure.

NOTES - things to consider/play with:

1. Harry knows something happened to his daddy. (Really, he has to.) What does it do to the family?

2. What caused the change in timelines? Play with fates of Severus, Sirius, Remus, Peter, Dumbledore... You can even have the Weasleys, the Dursleys, the Longbottoms, whoever you like.

3. Make a simple, realistic story - don't overdo it for forty chapters, but don't make it two either. Don't overdo the drama, but don't forget about it. Don't forget to include some happy moments.

4. Be extremely careful in your characterization of Lily, Harry, Severus and James and of their relationships. I'm not that great fan of SS/LL, but I can enjoy it when it's well written. However, a story where Lily jumps into Severus's arms the first moment James is gone (disappeared, dead, incapable) is sick. If you really have to see them together, at least make it believable first.

You should put some work into this. Besides that... good luck!


Cat Addictions by Phoenix Phyre

Minerva McGonagall gets addicted to catnip in her animagus form, and Harry assists Snape in brewing a potion to help her quit. Addiction could have an innocent beginning or be the work of an agent of your choice.



New Stories


When the Boat Comes In by Morgana

Darkness swallowed Severus’ childhood and is threatening to engulf Harry’s. Will the man recognize himself in the boy before history repeats itself?

Rating: T


Harry the Werewolf by Black Banshee Girl

Harry finds out that Snape is his father, but then he gets bitten by Remus Lupin. In response to The Werewolf Challenge by Tina Evens.

Rating: K


Taking Harry Away by Black Banshee Girl

When Severus hears the prophesy, he at once knew that it’s connected to Lily. He takes Harry away from the Potters, but what will be do with the child and how will that affect the future of the Wizarding World? Based on the Stolen Child challenge by Jan_AQ.

Rating: K


Harry Potter and the Order of the Pegasus by Morgana

What do we know of great heroes and evil villains? Nothing. We can only base our ideas upon the facts and opinions disclosed to us by others. History is written by the winners. Tom Riddle is not Voldemort.

Rating: T


Practicing Liars by Lomonaaeren

AU of HBP. Harry found out that he was Snape’s son two years ago, and he’s carefully concealed it. But now Snape is his Defense teacher, and Draco Malfoy is up to something, and Dumbledore is dying, and the final battle is coming up, and everything is getting very, very complicated.

Rating: 16+


Promises Fulfilled by little-sun

Severus gets promises out of Potter, then he gets them fulfilled. And somewhere in between, he gets a pet…

Rating: K+


Lunar Madness by Baghi

Harry barely survives a difficult summer sane. Will his sanity last when his life is turned upside down in a school year filled with twists and turns? Answer to Tia Evans’ Werewolf Challenge.

Rating: 16+


Anaphylaxis by LaileeJane

Response to the Anaphylaxis challenge by Jan_AQ. Harry nearly brewed a perfect potion, but one small mishap could be the difference between life and death.

Rating: K


Could Have Been Mine by Lady Lanera

Written for Jan_AQ’s challenge Chat After Remedial Potions. Snape learns how close he was to having Harry in Slytherin during their “remedial Potions” class.

Rating: T


I Do Not Want This by KimSpiritTalks

Harry is treated for a car accident when something goes wrong, something that leads to a discovery neither he nor Professor Snape want. Now they have to live in the same castle, knowing what they know. Each of them have friends who think they should give their relationship a chance. Friends should really mind their own business.

Rating: 16+


A Serpent in Lion’s Clothing: Resorted by Lady Lanera

After the events of the famous Dueling Club scene, Harry has been resorted into Slytherin. Will he finally find the home he’s been looking for?

Rating: T


To the Waters and the Wild by Aethyr

She wants a child. He needs a mother. But somehow, it’s never that simple. A response to Obsidian Embrace’s Mother Bella challenge.

Rating: 16+


Wizard’s Luck by Snapegirl

Harry stumbles over a leprechaun by chance and gets more than he bargained for. A companion piece to the Prince Manor series AU! Sick!Severus.

Rating: T


Another Failure by Ivy-green

Harry as some fun… and then he doesn’t…

Rating: K



New Chapters


Remembering Me: Into the Serpent’s Lair by Truckles

Sequel to Remembering Me. A Harry and Snape guardian story – non-slash. Harry and Snape return to Hogwarts for Harry’s 2nd year. Can their new bond survive the real world as well as the dark forces closing in?

Rating: K+


Finding Home by Silverstargirl

Harry, having learned of his uncle’s plans to step up the abuse against him, decides to run away. At the same time, Severus Snape, having been dispatched to ensure he is safe, discovers that Harry is abused and decides to kidnap him.

Rating: T


Cherokee Camp by grugster

After two weeks of torture by Death Eaters, Draco and Harry have to find a way to cope with all their memories. Severus, as their guardian, tries to help and spends some time with them at a therapy camp in the USA. Draco and Harry friendship.

Rating: 16+


More Than Meets the Eye by Baghi

Harry comes to school missing one eye and practically mute. He is sorted into Slytherin. Severus Snape dislikes all things Potter. Can he get over his hatred to see the truth?

Rating: T


Slave Child by Kristeh

A duel with Draco leads to drastic and permanent consequences for both Harry and Severus.

Rating: T


The Enigma of Time by shigeki11

The Battle of Hogwarts has finally finished, but at a great cost. Harry no longer has anything to live for, and has come to two conclusions: either he commits suicide, or he changes the past in order to be reunited with his loved ones. Deciding to choose the latter, he sets about his quest to vanquish evil once and for all – by returning to that fateful night where it all began. True to his luck, he arrives too late. Follow Harry’s quest to change the past for the better.

Rating: T


Harry Potter and the Princes of Slytherin by Aethyr

Snape and Harry resume Occlumency lessons in Book Six. Harry grieves for Sirius rather than getting over his death impossibly quick. Things… ensue…

Rating: K+


The Sound of Silence by Sommersprossen

Afterwards, Harry couldn’t even remember how he had gotten into the Hospital Wing. He knew there had been blood in his face, maybe on his robes and definitely on his hands. (…) But all he had focused on was the way his heart was beating frantically and how he hadn’t been able to hear the pulse in his ears that had to be rushing and flowing. He hadn’t been able to hear it. He hadn’t been able to hear anything. He couldn’t hear. – Plays into third year.

Rating: T


Of Trolls and Wizard Kids by LLALVA

At the beginning of Harry’s first year at Hogwarts, the staff realize that he needs someone to help him.

Rating: K


Serendipity by Winger-Hawk

Snape wakes up from a coma to a new world in which Voldemort is dead and gone, defeated by Harry Potter. Deciding he has nothing more to live for, he tries to end his life, but things don’t quite work out the way he planned. Harry gets pulled in by Dumbledore to assist with Snape’s… little dilemma.

Rating: K+


Letting Go by JAWorley

Harry comes back for his seventh and final year at Hogwarts a changed teenager… moody, disrespectful and on edge. His friends don’t know what to do for him or what has happened to change him so much. Finally, one man decides that enough is enough and somebody has to put their foot down to get Harry back under control… if not for Harry’s own well being, then for the sanity of one irritated Potions Master. Will Severus Snape be able to figure out what’s gotten under Harry’s skin, or will Harry push Snape over the edge before he gets that far?
Rating: 16+


The Final Breeze 2 by grugster

That’s the sequel to The Final Breeze. Harry and Severus aren’t coping well with their life after Voldemort’s defeat. Then a potion accident turns their life upside down because Harry is turned twelve and Severus thirteen.

Rating: K+


An Uncertain Future by Pandora

After the final battle, Harry goes back into Snape’s memories. What he finds shocks him and turns what should have been his happiest days into a living hell.

Rating: T


The Boy Who…? By Dream Painter

By 3rd Year, Harry was starting to think he knew his own identity. Then, the discovery of an old secret threatens to throw his world into turmoil yet again. Nor is he the only one to finds his life affected…

Who is he, anyway?

Rating: T


The Apothecary Knows Best by Snapegirl and RaeKelly

Sev, Lily and Harry are trying to live as a happy family, running an apothecary in Diagon Alley after Lily divorced James years before. But James keeps trying to sabotage their relationship out of petty jealousy and tries to get custody of Harry by badmouthing Severus and attempting to ruin his reputation, using all his money and connections to do so. Entrant in the 2009 Prompt Fest (prompts: Scourgify! and Needle in a Haystack).

Rating: T


Inter Duos Tutela by RaeKelly

Severus, Harry and Draco are now officially a family, but an escapee from Azkaban threatens their happiness. A new Defense professor befriends Harry and Draco, telling them stories about their parents and teaching them to defend themselves against the Dementors surrounding the school.

Rating: K


Two Hawks Hunting by Snapegirl

Sequel to Broken Wings! Harry and Severus quest for the remaining Horcruxes. Can they fulfill the prophesy of Two Hawks Hunting and destroy Voldemort forever? AU, pre-HBP, HBP/DH non-compliant! No slash, mentor/guardian fic!

Rating: T


A Serpent in Lion’s Clothing by Lady Lanera

Written for Lily Elizabeth Snape’s challenge Serpensortia, in which Snape’s inner thoughts about the famous Dueling Club Match are revealed.

Rating: T


What Might Have Been by Leggylover03

What might have been had Harry not gone to the Dursleys’ all those years ago, but instead raised as a Wizard?

Rating: K+


Blame It on Dumbledore by Ramelia

At the beginning of summer after his second year, the Dursleys “forget” to pick up Harry from King’s Cross. Against his own will, the boy is thrown in with Snape for a short spell of time. Everybody minds the arrangement except for a wizened old wizard. Is Dumbledore indulging in wishful thinking or is he really the greatest mind of them all?

Rating: T


Muggleville by Jan_AQ

With a strange potion, new location and the odd Muggle Studies Professor along for the ride, Harry’s in for an interesting summer, but why is Snape here? Dumbledore better pray he gets all three back in one piece! Humour, angst, no Mary Sues, no Romance, no Slash.

Rating: K+


The Runner by Baghi

Harry is a runner of drugs, but becomes addicted to alcohol along the way. Severus finds out, and tries to help him.

Rating: 16+


Outcast’s Alley by RhiannanT

When Harry goes through some… changes… the summer before his 5th year, his relatives don’t react well. Suddenly, Harry finds himself homeless and alone, and learning to cope with yet another whole new world he’d never known existed.

Rating: T


Alea Iacta Est by EllaEleniel

After a series of tests to discover why Harry’s magic has become erratic, a secret is revealed, one hidden for over fifteen years. But not all secrets disappear without consequence, leaving Severus to learn that potions cannot heal everything.

Rating: T


Moon Fire by Snapegirl

There is more to Snape than meets the eye. Much more, as Harry discovers one moonlit night. How will this discovery change his outlook about his professor? AU, no slash, Mentor!Snape, Angsty!Harry.

Rating: T


Life as Dictated by a Talking Hat by RhiannanT

Before Harry arrives at Hogwarts, the faculty has a meeting and decides that Harry will need a mentor to help him adjust, keep him out of trouble, and make protecting him easier. They decide that this person should be the Head of the House into which Harry is sorted, presumably Minerva McGonagall. But things, of course, don’t turn out as planned, and Harry is harder to deal with than anyone expected. Nobody asked him if he wanted a mentor, after all…

Rating: 16+


Longing to Belong by LaileeJane

Harry and Draco spend the summer with Professor Snape and come to learn how to overcome their differences and learn a little about themselves as well.

Rating: 16+


A Different Life for Harry by Black Banshee Girl

When Dumbledore and McGonagall drop Harry off at the Dursleys’ after Harry’s family dies, unknown to anyone, Snape, his true father, takes him away to live with him at his house. Follow Harry’s other life as he lives with Snape, is loved, and is sorted into a much different house than he would have if he had lived with the Dursleys. This story also includes Hermione as his adopted sister.

Rating: K


Tightrope by Fangs Fawn

This story is a continuation of my story In Care Of. You’ll need to read that first to understand how the characters got to where they are in this part of the tale. I’m keeping this as close to canon as possible… I actually got the idea for this story while waiting for book 6 to come out, and this was the direction I imagined I would have taken it had I been JK Rowling (which I’m not by a long shot).

Rating: T


Harry and His New Family by grugster

Harry is getting abused by his relatives. When Snape and his wife find out about it, they adopt him. So now he has two little twin brothers and a caring family to cope with.

Rating: K+


Severus’ Rose by writtenword1

Severus discovers that he is the father of the Girl-Who-Lived. How will Severus acclimate to fatherhood? How would the story be different if the hero was a girl?

Rating: T


My Brother, My Hero by Jay-Birdy

On that fateful night that Voldemort tried to kill Harry Potter, one man lost the object of his affections, but gained a family member.

Rating: T


Adventures in Babysitting by hpfanficfan

Snape tackles his toughest mission yet: babysitting Harry Potter. 100 word drabbles.

Rating: K


Mistress of Slytherin by Lady Lanera

The Golden Trio tries to prove that Snape really is a vampire one day. However, they learn a secret about Snape that sends Harry’ and Snape’s dislike for each other into a tailspin through a series of events.

Rating: T


Faith by Aethyr

Dumbledore’s plans – and foresight – extend far beyond what Harry could ever have imagined. A response to Scorpia’s Almost Alone challenge.

Rating: K+


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