September 25th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] copperbadge at 07:24am on 25/09/2017 under
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways To Give:

Anon linked to a fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] onomatopathetically, a disabled woman trapped in an abusive and dangerous home situation. She's raising funds to relocate to somewhere safe where she can get a job; you can read more and support the fundraiser here.

[personal profile] pinesandmaples linked to a March of Dimes fundraiser being run by their friend Karen, who recently lost her infant son to a terminal birth defect. She is raising funds to help support research into infant birth defects in memory of her son. You can read more and support their walk here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and has a fundraiser running to cover living expenses, previous medical bills, and a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

Recently I made a post about a new word I'd come up with to describe the gallows humor of Millennials, "Millennihilist", and [tumblr.com profile] dr-kara asked if she could make it into a shirt; the result is on sale now, with all proceeds going to the Hispanic Federation to help with the crisis in Puerto Rico. You can read more, reblog, and find links to purchase here.

Housing:

[personal profile] in_the_bottle is still looking for a roommate; they're looking to let a bedroom just off Fulham Palace Road in Fulham for a short-term from October to 19th November for £850 per month including utilities, negotiable (length of stay also negotiable). You can read more and get in touch here.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
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Joanne K. Rowling:
• J.K. Rowling confirms to continue 'Fantastic Beasts' scripts, children's novel, more
• J.K. Rowling's new interview about 'Cursed Child' plays to air on CBS Sunday Morning

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Happy Birthday, Tom Felton!
David Bradley, Toby Jones, and More “Potter” Alumni Doodle for Epilepsy
Harry Potter actors Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis & Warwick Davis discover their Patronus
'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' illustrated edition Marauder's Map preview
Cast Round-Up: Kenneth Branagh and Johnny Depp’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ Julie Walters Drinks Coffee to Fight Cancer, and More!
David Tennant in ‘Ducktales’ Behind-The-Scenes, ‘Good Omens’ & More

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
David Sakurai Joins Cast of “Fantastic Beasts 2”

Prompt Challenges:
[community profile] hogwarts365: HOGWARTS365 - PROMPT 211 Due on or before 30 September

Communities:
[community profile] quibbler_report: Quibbler Report -- PSA
[community profile] hp_creatures: Claiming
[community profile] smutty_claus: Check your emails!
[personal profile] sirius_black: Serious fics? Sirius fics!
[profile] potterfests: Slight Delay
[profile] one_bad_man: Another week of Bad Men (and the appreciation thereof)

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[profile] dramione_remix: Round 8, Week 2 Round-Up!
[personal profile] hp_drizzle: Weekly Round Up - Three!!
[community profile] hogwarts365: HOGWARTS365 PROMPT 210 MASTERLIST

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] themightyflynn recced one Severus fic.
[personal profile] toblass recced one Severus art.
[personal profile] rosevalleynb recced one Luna, Hermione art.
[personal profile] themightyflynn recced one Percy/Oliver fic.
[personal profile] reynardo recced one Severus art.

Resources:
[community profile] hd_prophet: Friday, September 22nd
[community profile] sshp_prophet: SS/HP Prophet - September 17 - 23

Essay/Meta:
Quantum Harry, the Podcast, Episode 6: A Murder of Crones is now available. Featuring Mrs. Figg, Professor Trelawney, Luna Lovegood, Bellatrix Lestrange and the question of whether Snape is trans!
Love Potions and Voldemort: Why It Makes Me Uncomfortable
Did J.K. Rowling Hide Meaning in Harry’s Scar?

General Fandom News:
First-Edition Copy of “Philosopher’s Stone” Auctioned for Record-Breaking $81,250

Nifty:
“A Magical Yearbook” now available for pre-order
Christmas in the Wizarding World's first exhibit at Utah's The Shops at South Town
World Gratitude Day: Celebrating the Weasleys of the World
New Funko Potter Exclusives for New York Comic Con
http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2017/09/23/want-work-closer-magic-harry-potter-warner-bros-london-studio-tour-now-hiring/

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.
[community profile] bottom_draco: Harry/Draco/Severus Fic search

Community Spotlight:
[profile] accio_hd_fics - A Harry/Draco Fanfic Search Community

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


September 24th, 2017
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R: [chess partner] lost one of my black bishops from the chess set last weekend.

Sam: You should go to the thrift store and find something cool to replace it with! That’s how you get a really unique chess set.

R: So you’re saying his mistake became….a mistakapportunity? 

Sam: Of the millions of words that I thought you might say when you paused, mistakapportunity didn’t even make the list.

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Challenge 710: Snape's Library - The Tales of Beedle the Bard

This famous book proved important in Harry Potter, but would Severus own a copy? It is, after all, a children's book. Perhaps he'd have it for nostalgia's sake? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

(Remember: drabble posts now appear on livejournal and insanejournal and dreamwidth.)
Mood:: 'rushed' rushed
September 23rd, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] alisanne in [community profile] snape100 at 08:52pm on 23/09/2017
Title: Monster Romance
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt.
Word Count: 100 x 8
Rating: PG-13
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snape100's prompt # 709: Snape's Library - The Monster Book of Monsters.
This is part Twenty-One of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Monster Romance on LJ/IJ/DW.
Mood:: 'thoughtful' thoughtful
September 20th, 2017
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Last night, R and I watched a bunch of documentaries, including one on Willie Nelson, which referenced his smash album Red Headed Stranger.

R: In the RV park, Red Headed Stranger is the only album I feel comfortable playing over my external speaker system. It’s the only music everyone can agree they like.

Sam: Isn’t Red Headed Stranger a concept album about going on the run after murdering your family?

R: People can relate. 

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September 19th, 2017
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Come in, please, come in. I can’t entertain you shipboard as I once could, but there is tea and plenty of food, and I understand you’ve done well for yourself at the gambling tables. I suppose I can afford to lose a little now and then. My late first husband was a wealthy man and I magnified his wealth – well, you know how.

I think there should be discipline in everything, you know, even lawlessness. When I ruled the sea and the Red Flag Fleet, no one disobeyed me. Literally. Those who did were beheaded. But, on the other hand, I think my rule was mainly benificent. Did you know I forbade those under my command to steal from villagers who supplied us? That only made sense, of course. Death was also the sentence for any assault on a female captive. One makes these laws when one grows up as I did.

I also insisted that anything taken from town or ship was to be presented, registered, and given out amongst all – oh, the original taker got a percentage, and twenty percent is better than nothing, you know. That’s how you keep a sailor happy.

My dear second husband, he also issued some laws, I suppose, but they weren’t written down or very well enforced. What were they? Who knows. What does it matter? My laws were what mattered.

Eventually, of course, it became easier just to tax the local cities than to keep sacking them. Nicer for all concerned and not so much work for us. Bureaucracy will have its day, sooner or later, always.

That is how I came to be here, you know; several years ago, after I defeated their entire Navy, the government offered amnesty to pirates. Well they might; what other option did they have? But I was wealthy, so why should I continue to work when I was no longer a criminal? It was in 1810 that I left crime behind forever and opened this little gambling house. Here I am content, you know, and I think I will be until I die. Hopefully not for a long, long time!

Oh, I am called many things. I was born Shi Xianggu, and I am called Cheng I Sao, sometimes, but mostly I am known as Ching Shih – the Widow Ching, wife of two pirates, but a pirate empress myself.

(After all, it’s Talk Like A Pirate day, not Talk Like Every Pirate day. I chose Ching Shih.)

(Also if you enjoyed this, consider dropping some spare change in my Ko-Fi!)

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September 18th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] copperbadge at 07:45am on 18/09/2017 under
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Before we start, a quick note because I've had a handful of issues with this lately -- if you want to bring a cause to my attention the best way to go about it is to fill out the Radio Free Monday form (also linked from the sidebar of my tumblr page). It's not just that I might not see a post tagged to me or that it saves me a ton of time, but also that it makes sure I get the information I need to describe the situation, link the appropriate pages, and name and gender people correctly.

The form doesn't ask many questions, doesn't pull any metadata (literally it doesn't even record the date you entered the information), and is as anonymous as you want it to be -- there are options for complete or partial anonymity for the person submitting the item.

Ways To Give:

[tumblr.com profile] prismatic-bell linked to a fundraiser for Congregation Beth Yeshurun and their attached day school, which were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, which hit two Jewish neighborhoods in Houston especially hard. The families are currently attending Temple Brith Israel, and the children from the day school have had to scatter among several schools temporarily. You can read more about the damage here, reblog here, give directly to the rebuilding fund, or purchase toys and learning materials or replacement books for the school directly through Amazon.

[tumblr.com profile] reesa-chan is preparing for surgery and gathering supplies to make recovery go as smoothly as possible, but they're coming up short on a few things and surgery is looming. They have a Amazon Wishlist available here and have their paypal giving page here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] poplitealqueen, who is trying to help her mother get some experimental medical treatment which might allow her mobility without the use of a wheelchair. You can read more and reblog here (including links at the top to Patreon and Ko-fi) or give directly to their Ko-Fi here.

[tumblr.com profile] quinfirefrorefiddle linked to a fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] niines9s, who is trying to escape an abusive home and needs funding for housing after graduation. They are offering commissions and also taking donations; you can read more, reblog, and find paypal information at their post.

Anon linked to news about a Christian group, Faithfully LGBT, who are fundraising to aid transgender people with gender-confirming surgeries as a way of atoning for religious discrimination against transgender people. You can read and reblog the story here or give directly to the Tithe Campaign here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and has a fundraiser running to cover living expenses, previous medical bills, and a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.

News To Know:

Anon linked to a post called Saving Your Grades From A Mental Health Crisis, which is about what to do if you're in college and dealing with mental illness.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
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Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Beatrice Grove, Literary Allusion in The Cuckoo's Calling - Part 2: Tennyson's "Ulysses".
• Robert Galbraith's Strike to return to BBC in 2018 in Career of Evil.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• MinaLima, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (graphic design): Q & A: Telling Stories Through Design.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Everything we know about Fantastic Beasts [2] so far: Plot Hints and Cast News.

Prompt Challenges:
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 210 (due on or before September 23): "free for all" prompts for four years of [community profile] hogwarts365.
• @introvert-club posted Wolfstar Prompt # 20: Magic Shows and Circus Theatrics

Communities:
[livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen_fest posted a reminder that submission for the Next Generation Fest are due in one month on October 16th.
[livejournal.com profile] slythindor100 announced their community affiliation with [livejournal.com profile] adventchallenge.
[livejournal.com profile] sceasleycest announced the December Fest for Scorpius Malfoy and the Wesleys. Prompting is open!
[livejournal.com profile] sceasleycest announced their community affiliation with [livejournal.com profile] adventchallenge.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[livejournal.com profile] hp_drizzle posted the Weekly Round-up Two.
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted the Prompt # 209 Masterlist.

Editor's Choice Rec:
[podfic] The Evil Devil Child and the Perfect Gift read by [livejournal.com profile] semperfiona, written by [livejournal.com profile] who_la_hoop (Albus/Scorpius, Al/Scorpius/Draco, Harry/Scorpius, Harry/Draco | NC-17 | 1:50:27 hours)
Summary: When Scorpius Malfoy – Legilimens-extraordinaire, perfect son and all-round kinky little bastard – discovers that his father harbours a certain fantasy involving Harry Potter, a submissive attitude and a priceless antique dining table, he sets out to make his father's dreams come true. And if succeeding in his mission involves putting up with a naked, willing Albus Severus? Well, that's a price that Scorpius will just have to pay.

Fandom Recs:
[livejournal.com profile] toblass recced Severus Snape art (gen).
[livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] rosevalleynb recced a Petunia Evans Dursley, Harry Potter, Dudley Dursley gen fic (PG).
[personal profile] chantefable recced a Draco Malfoy/Rose Weasley remix fic (PG-13).

Resources:
• The SS/HP Prophet from September 9 to 16.

Archive News:
• OTW: Transcript for the 10th Anniversary Chat with authors Christina Lauren and Catherine Roach.
• OTW: Transcript for the 10th Anniversary Chat with authors Seanan McGuire and Martha Wells about "Fantasy and Fandom".

Essay/Meta:
• Sarah Galley wrote Harry Potter: A Beginner's Guide to Evaluating Authority. (Barnes & Noble Blog)

Searches:
[livejournal.com profile] accio_hd_fics posted a search for your favourite mpreg fics.
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

September 17th, 2017
alisanne: (Snape100)
Challenge 709: Snape's Library - The Monster Book of Monsters

Here's another book that requires no explanation. The big question is, would Severus be interested in owning it? Or is it another one he has on his shelf because, again, it's a book, so why not? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and The Monster Book of Monsters.

(Remember: drabble posts now appear on livejournal and insanejournal and dreamwidth.)
Mood:: 'sick' sick
September 16th, 2017
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Wow, you guys, the me of 2014 was such a good bro, he bought an extra three years of premium-level warranty coverage on his laptop.

I wasn’t even looking for whether I was still covered by warranty, I just assumed I wasn’t, but I went to Dell’s website to get the model number of my laptop so I could look up how to open it up properly and fix the terrible groaning noise my fan is making. And Dell was like hey, here’s your model number, also your warranty is good through June of 2018. 

I’m still gonna try to open it up and fix the fan myself, but if I can’t, I can send it in and get the fan fixed AND get a repair on the housing that’s starting to crack. 

Good job, 2014 Sam. You had no idea the crazy shit that was ahead of you but by god you knew you’d need three years of warranty. You and me, buddy, we’re fucking killing it in the adulting department lately. 

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posted by [personal profile] alisanne in [community profile] snape100 at 02:46pm on 16/09/2017
Title: Fantastic Beasts
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt.
Word Count: 100 x 8
Rating: NC-17
Challenge: Written for [community profile] snape100's prompt # 708: Snape's Library - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
This is part Twenty of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Fantastic Beasts on LJ/IJ/DW.
Mood:: 'relaxed' relaxed
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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Kenneth Branagh to Receive BAFTA’s Highest Honor

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Star Spotting: Jude Law in Bath, UK!

HP & The Cursed Child – Actors and Movies:
Cherrelle Skeete Talks Diversity and New Projects!

Communities:
[community profile] snape_potter: Sign up for Secret Snarry Swap through Sunday!
[community profile] hp_darkarts: HP Horror Fest 2018
[profile] one_bad_man: Mod Post
[community profile] interhouse_fest: LOOK AT US GO!
[community profile] hp_halloween: Get ready for some spooky fun! ;D

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[profile] dramione_remix: Round 8, Week 1 Round-Up!

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] rosevalleynb recced one Marcus Flint fic.
[personal profile] reynardo recced one Severus/Hermione craft.
[personal profile] smirkingcat recced one Ron/Severus fic.
[personal profile] madeleone recced one Severus/Hermione fic.

Essay/Meta:
Does a Magical Education Extend Beyond Witches and Wizards?

General Fandom News:
Universal Orlando Resort's 2018 Celebration of Harry Potter tickets packages released

Nifty:
Take a Dip into the Pensieve with New Collectibles from Running Press!
Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts NYCC new Funko figures of Snape, Grindelwald, Luna
Harry Potter home décor collection from PBteen & Warner Bros. unveiled, out soon
Pottery Barn Teen’s “Harry Potter” Line Now Available for Pre-Order!
Bring Hogwarts Home to You with the New PBteen Collection

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[profile] adventchallenge: announced details and a banner for 2017.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


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Me: R’s in town this weekend so we may meet up.

Mum: Send me a picture of you and R when you’re hanging out!

Me: Not sure when it’ll be yet but I’ll do my best. It’s a little uncertain right now.

Mum: If it were certain, I’d be worried it wasn’t really R.

She knows us both so well. 

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September 14th, 2017
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Joanne K. Rowling:
• J.K. Rowling “Reading, Writing, Rowling” Episode 2: “Beatrice Groves and Literary Allusion in Harry Potter”
• J.K. Rowling BBC1 Strike: The Silkworm Episode 1
• J.K. Rowling A Fantastic Addition to the Lumos Crowdrise Campaign Contest
J.K. Rowling announces 2 grand prizes for Lumos' 'Fantastic Beasts' 2 set fundraiser

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Nothing Like Four Dames! Maggie Smith to Appear in New Documentary
Cast Round-Up: Maggie Smith’s New Documentary, Dan Radcliffe’s ‘Jungle’ Trailer & More!
“A History of Magic” Documentary to Be Filmed!
Why “Prisoner of Azkaban” Is Actually the Best “Harry Potter” Film

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
'Fantastic Beasts' 2 Dumbledore actor Jude Law spotted near Lacock Abbey Hogwarts set
Win a Trip to Visit the Set of “Fantastic Beasts”!

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] rosevalleynb recced one Remus fic.

Resources:
[community profile] hd_prophet: Sunday 10th September 2017
[community profile] hd_prophet: Monday Resources XXVII

Essay/Meta:
Questions Yet Unanswered: The Unsolved Mysteries of “Harry Potter”
Weekly Vlog: Embedded Misdirection
The Ugly Truth Regarding Veritaserum

General Fandom News:
Universal Orlando Resort's 5th annual A Celebration of Harry Potter set for Jan. 2018
A Celebration of Harry Potter Returning January 2018!

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[community profile] hp_podfic_fest: Now Posting!


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

September 11th, 2017
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You guys today I researched someone who is such a rank evil motherfucker that the person who was going to meet them to ask for money came over to my desk after seeing my research and was like “What a rank evil motherfucker.” 

And I was like I DIDN’T EVEN PUT THE WORST OF IT IN BECAUSE WE CAN’T PROVE THE WORST STUFF SINCE IT’S ALL TECHNICALLY SPECULATION BY LIBERAL WATCHDOG GROUPS BUT I KNOW THEY DID IT. They gave millions of dollars to climate-change denial (which I learned today is referred to as CLIMATE INACTIVISM) two weeks ago. 

But I am heartened that a) the fundraiser saw through my VERY CAREFULLY professionally neutral report to the truth of the matter and b) they called their boss and were like “I’m not taking this meeting” and THEIR BOSS read my report and said “Yeah this is a PR disaster waiting to happen, don’t take the meeting.”

And normally I’d be like “yes take their money, take it all, take them for everything you can wring from them” but what makes this one so unsettling is that their donations always come with creepy post-contract strings. If we take the money, we’re gonna pay for it down the line, so I’m just as glad we aren’t. 

Once in a while in my profession I come across someone who is such a force for destruction on an international scale that I genuinely hope they will die in some very public and ironic way. I yearn for the day I read of their demise.

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