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Monthly Wrap-Up: February

Well, this is late. *snorts at self*

I wrote the following four works for snapecase, which posted in January and February:

The "Second" Draft (PG; Severus, Hermione, implied others; 1156 words): Severus fails to mask his disgust.

All the Advantages (PG; Eileen, OFC, canon characters; 1775 words): Eileen does what she can to give Severus all the advantages as he begins his life.

On Being Full of Brains (PG; Severus, OFC; 1711 words): Sometimes, it's best not to know where a magical book keeps its brains.

A Place for Severus (PG-13; Eileen Snape, implied characters, Slytherin and otherwise; 1285 words): Eileen never stopped being a Slytherin.

In addition, I wrote the following work(s) in February:

A Witch Takes a Walk (G): A witch takes a walk, defends her territory, and increases her household.
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Savory bread pudding notes

Savory bread pudding with sausage, mushrooms and greens was pretty damn tasty (if a bit wet), but I have notes on how it might be improved.

  1. Butter the pan rather than oil it!

  2. The missing two eggs were missed.

  3. Shog didn't welcome the actual onion, and I think it added too much moisture; next time, try dehydrated onion flakes or powder.

  4. The mushrooms need to be roasted until they start to prune so that they can suck up moisture rather than release it.

  5. The greens need to be wrung the fuck out; I didn't cook off enough of their juice.

  6. The egg-cream-broth mixture needs to actually be a cheese sauce. There isn't that much cheese, and everything would mix more evenly if I poured the cheese sauce over the bread-meat-veg mixture.

  7. Last, the jalapeños didn't work; they were floral and lovely but not particularly hot. I need to use red pepper flakes or hot Hungarian paprika to increase the heat—oh! or actual hot sauce!

All that said, the pudding was very good, and Shog enjoyed it, but I want it to be perfectly delicious if I'm going to do all that work.

February 2021

P.S. I think that my recipe could be made as mini bread puddings for ease of serving, but would they freeze well for later "fast food" eating?

Oh, and there is no recipe because I read several and then used what I had.
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A Place for Severus (PG-13; Eileen Snape, implied characters, Slytherin and otherwise; 1285 words)

Title: A Place for Severus
Author: [info]iulia_linnea
Characters: Eileen Snape, implied characters, Slytherin and otherwise
Rating: PG-13
Click to View [Warning(s)]For a slightly AR epistolary tale that includes the implied infidelity, commitment, and murder of minor characters.
Word Count: 1285
Summary: Eileen never stopped being a Slytherin.
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 2021 run of snapecase. Thank you, Shog, for beta'ing.

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On Being Full of Brains (PG; Severus, OFC; 1711 words)

Title: On Being Full of Brains
Author: [info]iulia_linnea
Characters: Severus, OFC
Rating: PG
Click to View [Warning(s)]For implied attempted animal abuse and a familial curse.
Word Count: 1711
Summary: Sometimes, it's best not to know where a magical book keeps its brains.
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: The magical world has always fascinated and horrified me by turns, and this story is inspired by my wondering just what a young magical child might miss even as he closely observes his surroundings. Written for the 2021 run of snapecase. Thank you, Shog, for beta'ing.

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All the Advantages (PG; Eileen, OFC, canon characters; 1775 words)

Title: All the Advantages
Author: [info]iulia_linnea
Characters: Eileen Snape, Tobias Snape, OFC, Severus Snape
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1775
Summary: Eileen does what she can to give Severus all the advantages as he begins his life.
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 2021 run of snapecase. Thank you, Shog, for beta'ing.

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The "Second" Draft (PG; Severus, Hermione, implied others; 1156 words)

Title: The "Second" Draft (PG; Severus, Hermione, implied others; 1156 words)
Author: [info]iulia_linnea
Characters: Severus, Hermione, implied others
Rating: PG
Click to View [Warning(s)]For bad, however understandable, language and a form of irritation that many of us came to know in 2020.
Word Count: 1156
Summary: Severus fails to mask his disgust.
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 2021 run of snapecase. Thank you, Shog, for beta'ing.

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