jan_aq (jan_aq) wrote in potionssnitches,

Weekend update!

Happy New Year! There is a new skin on the archive, which is set to default for now. It is called Hedwig. Enjoy!


New Feature!

A new feature has been added to the archive. You should notice something new at the end of the last chapter of stories. Completed stories will show "The End" and WIP stories will show "To be continued..." Also, it now lists how many stories the author has, and what other stories you might like. Enjoy!


I've been going through the archive, checking all the story formats and making sure that the authors notes are in the right place and fixing them if they're not. It's important that all the stories are saved in the same way to keep the word counts right, to not have duplicated titles and such (there's lots of that since the automatic Chapter title feature was implimented just recently), and to make sure that all the endings have the same format. Right now the ending chapter notes come before the "The End" part but I want to switch them. That won't work if author end notes are part of the story text.

If you find any messed up formatting on stories (like big blocks of text), please report them so that they can be fixed. The massive edit seems to have edited the formatting off of some stories. that's not good, so please report them. I'm following up the massive story edit to check every single story, but I'd rather know about the unreadable ones (if they exist) so that I can get to them first. Thank you!


There's only one more day for the Featured Story poll! Don't miss out! The poll is on the archive's home page. Here are the stories once again:

Solstice by samhaincat
Child's Play by libertineangel
A Serpent's Son by SiriuslyMental
Comforts from the Unexpected by Firestar
Six years to life by Laume
Somewhere I Belong II by shadowarwen
Rules of the Game by margot_llama


New Stories

Roles We Play
by Drunken Boxer
Everyone has a part, a specialised role in this game. During detention, these roles are not revealed, but concealed.
Rated: K

A Mutual Understanding
by Lily Elizabeth Snape
Harry, Hermione, and Draco find they have much in common...their disturbing home lives. Along with a certain potions professor, the three help one another overcome their demons. Hermione's mum's dead and her father blames her. Vernon and Lucius are merciless.
Rated: 16+/

New Chapters

My Life
by DebstheSnapefan
Harry's brother was the supposed boy who lived. Harry abused and treated like dirt was the real boy who lived. saved from his hell by the one person James potter truly hates. will an relationship form? or will they stay in their shells?
Rated: K

by DebstheSnapefan
What if someone heard another prophecy? what if that someone was Severus Snape? what would have Harry's life been like if he was brought up by him independant and aware of that he was powerful and not in England?
Rated: 16+

Brothers by Blood
by breannatala
Harry Potter, 10 years old, finds out that he isn't a Potter, and that he has a brother still living! And his brother happens to be Severus Snape. After the reading of Eileen Prince's will, Severus takes Harry in.
Rated: K

by elsa
Sequel to Taniwha. Draco is having the semi-traditional identity crisis. Rated R for adult situations (sorry - not sex)
Rated: 16+

Ashes of the Phoenix
by Solitare
Sick and tired with the way the Dursleys were treating him, Harry decides he has had enough. Leaving the house he makes his way towards the Leaky Cauldron only to encounter the one person he didnt want to see...
Rated: T

by samhaincat
Harry has trouble coming to terms with Sirius' death and finds himself once again having to take occlumency with Snape. This is the beginning of their growing relationship as Snape starts to see the green eyed wizard in a different light. Snape finds himself being a father figure to both Harry and Draco as the Dark Lord's power grows.
Rated: K+

by Lily Elizabeth Snape
Harry is eight years old and is sent to live with Snape. Will Snape ever lighten up enough to notice Harry's problems? Abused!Harry, Guardian!Severus, No slash.
Rated: 16+

Memories Returned
by Terri
The summer after the Department of Mysteries battle is a hard on for Harry, with many surprises for he and his friends - my attempt at a Severitus Challenge
Rated: K+

Please don't forget to review!
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