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My name is [personal profile]iulia_linnea/[personal profile] iulia_linnea/[personal profile]iulia_linnea/[personal profile]iulia_linnea. Severus Snape is my little black dress of the Harry Potter fandom; I'm also an unrepentant pairing (and genre) whore—I like gen, too! With the exception of Getting Severus Married, my fic is publicly posted at the Archive of Our Own.

First things first: [Click here to spoil yourself about the fate of the canine character in this movie.]John's dog survives the movie without injury!

Under the cut, please find a HUGELY SPOILERY poll about John Wick: Chapter 2.

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Here's something (potentially not WS for the violence) for those of you who haven't yet caught Wick 2 (spoilers for the first movie; AU):

Busy bee

I owe responses to several people, which I'll make at the first available moment, promise!

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*waves*

(Clicking the following pics will embiggen them.)

Yes, we can can along . . .

Yes, we can get along . . . when it’s cold!

when it's cold—

Merva Guarding Albus

unless "someone" wants to be alone with her dog. :P

Last night, Shog told me that someone had made a bread starter and named it "Breadpool." He wants our next one to be called the "Bread Pirate Roberts." *snorts* Our oven was repaired today, so we can bake again! I just won't be baking the first item on the list below the cut. ;P

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All that listed, have a mind-blowing vid, the Size Comparison of the Universe 2017:



I've posted vids like this before, and I'll post ones like it again; I find such comparisons absolutely fascinating.

/my helping you distract yourselves today

Happy links! Get your happy links here!

WS, dog-related GIF (via Reddit but I didn't save the right link): Get all the rain!

A very young GSP and a prosperous feline companion of indeterminate age, so very, very WS (unless your employers don't like snuggles and cuddles and nappies.

WS. Beneath avian dignity. Funny: "Some wiseguy falconer put a pair of googly eyes on the hood of his Harris hawk . . ."

Warning for not-quite-work-safe "cephalojob," as Shog called it. I'm pretty sure it's photoshopped, but it's my first time experiencing "consentacles" in action!

WS, heartwarming story about some New Yorkers dealing with a case of vandalism.

I'm also finding it gratifying that Zelda ate breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, and dinner—plus a bit of butter—today. She's putting on weight slowly, but at least she's putting it on! :D

I owe comment replies and PM answers, but they'll have to wait until tomorrow. My cold needs resting. *waves*

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*memes*

Gakked from mywitch: Take your preferred digital music device, press shuffle and list the first twenty tracks that come up...

Lips Like Sugar, by Echo & the Bunnymen
I'm Your Boogie Man, by K.C. & the Sunshine Band
Mandelbrot Set, by Jonathan Coulton
Place in the Country, by Adam Ant
Have You Never Been Mellow, by Olivia Newton-John

The Winner Takes It All, by Abba
I Won't Back Down (The Live Anthology), by Tom Petty
Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma, by The Steve Miller Band
Signs from the Universe, by Three Drives
If I Should Fall from Grace with God, by The Pogues

New Moon Rising, by Anugama
Suspended in Time, by Olivia Newton-John (I have an Olivia Newton-John and a Xanadu station1. :P)
Rock the Boat, by The Hues Corporation
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money), by Pet Shop Boys
Another One, by BETTY

Swete Sone, by Mediæval Bæbes
Wrapped Around Your Finger (Live 1983), by The Police
Fat Bottomed Girls, by Queen
Wax Doll, by Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians
New Math, by Tom Lehrer

1I'm shuffling my Pandora stations.

P.S. I left it on shuffle, and Niamh is now definitely not enjoying NOW That's What I Call Polka! by Weird Al Yankovic. *snorts* Ah, there she goes calming down; JoCo's come back around with Re Your Brains (why that should be better than polka to the cat, I'm not sure).

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Qapla'!

Success! I've finally emptied all my inboxes! *dances*

I will now go forth for a rotisserie chicken so that I can make soup. Here's hoping the part to our oven arrives sooner rather than later!

What are your plans today?

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Our Zelda

Zelda's gained a tiny bit of weight and her blood work shows that her organ function is pretty good, but our "lymphoma kitty," as the vet refers to her, still has doughy intestines and is undeniably winding down. Her time is, as Shog and I thought, nigh.

I'm sad to have had my suspicions confirmed, but Shog and I have given Zelda a good life, and now it's time to keep her comfortable and let nature take its course. If it becomes necessary, we will pay her the final kindness, but we're not there, yet.

Here are our girls in younger days.

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I may post some more current pics soon, but right now, I'm going to make a pot of tea and baby myself; I can no longer ignore my cold, and my Zel' wants to snuggle.

(Tomorrow, I think, honeymink; today just got away from me.)

Quick---

I sautéed a Granny Smith in a teaspoon of ghee this morning, added ten leaves' worth of collard ribbons and some cinnamon and nutmeg, as well, and then tumbled the lot on top of a Fage rasberry yogurt before mixing it up, topping it with chia seeds, and enjoying the hell out of it. It was incredibly satisfying.

The apple was supposed to be a part of a pie, but our oven's broken and won't be fixed until at least the 14th, which vexes me because I was planning a lot of roasted veg. I'm now planning a lot of soup.

This morning's been an interesting juggle, and I've gotten loads done, and now I'm off to take Zelda to the vet (wish her luck!). Before I go, have a link: 10+ Times J. K. Rowling Brutally Destroyed Internet Trolls.

You go, Jo!

P.S. It feels like spring outside; the geese are feeling it in very exhibitionistic ways. *coughs*
Good morning! (Forgive me, but these are too much fun not to share—and my subject line will make sense after you've watched the second vid.)

Oh, and I suppose that these are less than work safe, you know, if you work with people who don't like talking about their bathroom-related issues. *whistles*

I was just sharing with a_boleyn that one scene from Some Terrific Evening owes a little something to this video:



After watching it again (it never gets old, and Wes, the lead actor, is yummy), I discovered that "humans have been pooping for over 100 years!"



There's a behind the scenes vid, too, which features Wes doing a Jack Sparrow impression. So funny!

P.S. One "other spray" of the "other sprays" reference is Poo-Pourie. The vids for that product are also incredibly funny, but be advised that their treatment of their subject matter is not as delicate as the unicorn ones, and that's saying something. No, really: be advised!

WtF, California?!

Calexit is (trying to be) a Thing. o.O

Stay and fight, you bastards!

Monthly Wrap-Up: January

I posted four fics in January as part of snapecase; here they are in the order in which I wrote them:

  • Some Terrific Evening (PG; Severus/Hermione, others; 2000 words): Severus and Hermione catch the tooth fairy in their daughter's bedroom; they aren't the only ones.

  • The Big Book of Secrets (PG; Severus, Tobias, and Eileen; 1780 words): The book is big and full of secrets, and Severus is determined to make it reveal them to him.

  • Choosing Sides (NC-17; Severus/Petunia, Lily; 2480 words): Severus isn't so much choosing sides as he is taking what he can get.

  • Difficult Creatures (G; Severus, Albus, Newt; 1000 words): Albus' former student has a way with all sorts of difficult creatures.

If you've not already seen it, check out the Snape Showcase's Reveal; 2017 was an excellent run of the fest! As well, you might be interested to know that the sshg_promptfest has new rules toward that fest's next run. Prompt collection begins 10 March!
Title: Difficult Creatures
Author: iulia_linnea
Characters: Severus, Albus, Newt
Rating: G
Warning (highlight to view): For minor Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them spoilers.
Word Count: 1000
Summary: Albus' former student has a way with all sorts of difficult creatures.
Disclaimer: This work of fan fiction is based on characters and situations created by J. K. Rowling and owned by J. K. Rowling and various publishers, including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books, Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made from (and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended by) the posting of this fan work.
Author's Note: Written for the 2017 run of snapecase. Thank you, arynwy, for beta'ing.

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Title: Choosing Sides
Author: [info]iulia_linnea
Pairing/Character(s): Severus/Petunia, Lily
Rating: NC-17
Warning (highlight to view): Teen/teen sexual activity and mention of sexual abuse of an unknown character.
Word Count: 2480
Summary: Severus isn't so much choosing sides as he is taking what he can get.
Disclaimer: This work of fan fiction is based on characters and situations created by J. K. Rowling and owned by J. K. Rowling and various publishers, including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books, Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made from (and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended by) the posting of this fan work.
Author's Note: I've wanted to revisit my thoughts about Severus and Petunia since writing "A Brief Exercise in Self-Occlumency" for the 2009 run of ownficfest. Writing this fic for the 2017 run of snapecase gave me the opportunity to do so. Yay, snapecase! Thank you, Pam and Shog, for beta'ing.

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Title: The Big Book of Secrets
Author: [info]iulia_linnea
Characters: Severus, Tobias, and Eileen
Rating: PG
Warning (highlight to view): For none.
Word Count: 1780
Summary: The book is big and full of secrets, and Severus is determined to make it reveal them to him.
Disclaimer: This work of fan fiction is based on characters and situations created by J. K. Rowling and owned by J. K. Rowling and various publishers, including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books, Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made from (and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended by) the posting of this fan work.
Author's Note: Written for the 2017 run of snapecase. Thank you, a_boleyn, for beta'ing.

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Title: Some Terrific Evening
Author: [info]iulia_linnea
Pairing: Severus/Hermione
Rating: PG
Warning (highlight to view): For non-major creature death.
Word Count: 2000
Summary: Severus and Hermione catch the tooth fairy in their daughter's bedroom; they aren't the only ones.
Disclaimer: This work of fan fiction is based on characters and situations created by J. K. Rowling and owned by J. K. Rowling and various publishers, including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books, Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made from (and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended by) the posting of this fan work.
Author's Note: Written for the 2017 run of snapecase, this story was inspired by a prompt that stgulik left for the last sshg_promptfest: Severus and Hermione catch the Tooth Fairy in their child’s bedroom. Thank you, a_boleyn, for beta'ing.

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I've just posted the 2017 snapecase Reveal!

As well, the forthcoming sshg_promptfest has new rules and will be opening for prompt collection on 10 March!

The sshg_promptfest has new rules!

I've updated the sshg_promptfest's rules toward its 2017 run. :D

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Obama Speaks Up, Praising Protests and Opposing Religious Test—Has a retired president ever done something similar?

Sorry, Mr. President: The Obama Administration Did Nothing Similar to Your Immigration Ban!

Oh! And guess what? Sally Yates, the [a]cting attorney general declares Justice Department won’t defend Trump’s immigration order!

Last but not least, Jeff Atwood has written his first blog post about politics which features ideas for how to resist: I'm Loyal to Nothing Except the Dream.