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Jan. 30th, 2016

[sticky post] Master List

This journal is mostly friends-locked.

I post at fanfiction dot net and, at times, AO3. Always under lena1987 - couldn't snag that username here, hence the extra 'a'.

Harry Potter

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Sense and Sensibility
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The Hobbit
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Lord of the Rings

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Jan. 25th, 2017

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Even the smallest person can change the course of the future - Tolkien.

I have to believe that, even when it's terribly difficult. Today is one of those days.

Jan. 24th, 2017


Can everyone please get to reading The Post Burrow World? I need to flail around about the latest smoking hot chapter GAAAAAHHH it's so gooooooooddddddddd!!!! This story is already incredibly unique. There are two parallel tales, ala Sliding Doors. Both are just fantastic and as a reader, I feel incredibly lucky to get two stories in one. Double the Snape, double the Granger, mmmmf!!

It's a WIP but don't be afraid to take it on - it's complete and the gorgeous CeleryThesis posts 1-2 chapters a week without fail.


Jan. 15th, 2017

Snowflake Challenge catch-up, Days 10-14

Bugger, fell off the wagon!

Day 10

Themes, tropes, etc

Tropes/kinks/themes I love --- we-ee-ell. Firstly, and ultimately, I prefer a romance. I am not that picky on how it comes about. It can be cloaked in anything - angst, mystery, tragedy, humour, whatever. I will absolutely enjoy a gen-fic, and frequently do, but if I may say so without alienating anyone (oh, I'm sure you all know this about me by now anyway), I do like a fic with a pairing... and at least a smooch, or even just a lingering touch, or hey, #allthethings. Just... fruition.

I love anything to do with books. A favourite is Snape the editor/publisher, Hermione the author, as has been done brilliantly by stgulik 'Hyperbole'. I am also keen on it the other way around, see 'quotation', by Nylex.

I enjoy a post-war Snape: grey, glasses, Muggle clothes, awkward, tentative. I like a Hermione that hasn't had all her family, dog, great aunt and car char-grilled by DEs, and hence must experience many more terrible things in order to be saved by an unlikeable knight. I love a Harry and Ron that make sense (see The Silvering Divide, Somigliana, and on that note, Snape the Selkie makes me so happy and complete that I can't even explain just WHY this is my all time favourite story).

I like characters that I feel I know. Over Time and Tide, by CeleryThesis, is a brilliant example of this. Severus and his music, Hermione and her 90s clothes. It feels right to me. ALSO, in case anyone has got this far, she's recently put up another one-shot in this universe. 'Ordinary Time'. Perfect for those of us that needed lightness after the last work, but also just... luscious.

Plus, on that note, I love to devour a gorgeous epistolary romance.

I also love a good student/teacher. Perhaps it's not consumated until after graduation, perhaps it's before, perhaps it's 'Tits to the table, Miss Granger. I am going to fuck you full of splinters', but hell, I like it. Remind me to re-read Caramel, by corianderpie, again.

I'm also a sucker for a Regency AU, or ANY periodAU. I don't mind a MuggleAU, either.

De-Aged Snape is also a favourite. Unfortunately, one of my top 5 fics of all time - 'Disguised Affections'  by dressagegrrl-- with this as a theme is not around any longer.

As for kinks, hm. I am constantly learning about what I enjoy, so I'm not sure that I can answer that yet! But... voices, at the moment. Accents, languages. Timbre. Tone.


Day 11

Talk about a creator

Gee, I could talk all day about a long list of women that have inspired me with their creations. If I may simply do this: every single person on my LJ-flist is, to me, wonderful. I am constantly humbled and in awe of this fantastic group of people.

Day 12

Fan spaces

I am very boring, and only really wade around in the waters of a FB group or two on my fandom profile (feel free to add, I'm 'Lena Alm'). Otherwise, I belong to these comms, and their fests just blow my mind. There are some perfect stories on each of these. sshg_smut, sshg_promptfest, sshg_giftfest,severus_snape, severosmerta, grangersnape100.

Day 13

A moment in fandom that meant a lot to me...

When I strolled in here, not knowing anything, and realised that people were talking about my stories. It blew my mind. I was gobsmacked. I couldn't (and still can't) get my head around readers chatting about what they liked, or sharing their favourite scenes. I was doing OK on FFnet, posting and chatting on the messages there, but when I came here, it felt like coming home.

Day 14

An act of kindness.

I've got my thinking cap on, so err... nothing to say here, for now.

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Happy birthday!

Happy birthday, dearest mywitch! You are one of the most generous women I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Being your friend has been a wonderful experience, and I treasure it. I treasure you.

(PS you're in the chair babe!)

Jan. 14th, 2017

Sniffle sniffle sniffle

I have resigned from today. Sniff.


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Jan. 11th, 2017

Fic rec

Here's a stunning, Snape-centric story from snapecase that will draw you in incredibly well. It's beautiful. Music and Snape. Nowt better.

Title: With Nothing On My Tongue
Age-Range Category: Four
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Severus Snape, Lily Evans, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): Adult language, implied violence & major character death.
Note: This is an homage to Alan Rickman and Leonard Cohen.
Summary: And even though it all went wrong/I'll stand before the Lord of Song/With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah…

Snowflake Challenge, day 9, 2017

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All right. This is sort of easy because for my most favourite fanworks that have endlessly inspired me, I've already left feedback and gone on and on and on about them (not sorry!). So I'll be off later, re-reading Of Muggles and Magic by Aurette, and The Silvering Divide by Somigliana.

Jan. 9th, 2017

A flower for my flowers

Heatwave again. Mmf. At least this is getting somewhere! It's taller than me!

Recipe: Kotah dolmeh

Kotah dolmeh (click link)

Iranian fried pastries with lentil mixture inside.

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