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severus_shorts' BFS Reveal!

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Dear Members and Watchers,

Thank you for celebrating Severus' birthdays with us! The Brief Birthday Celebration was loads of fun, and it was delightful to see so many variations on our community's theme in the Brief Fics Showcase. Getting into Severus' shorts has never been so much fun! (I had to say that one last time; you know that I did. *g*)

We had games, too. leela_cat won Guess-the-Pairing, and duniazade won Guess-the-Author. Thank you for playing, ladies!

I also owe thanks to:


And now without further ado, I present you with the BFS Reveal!Collapse )

You've done our Potions master proud!

All best,

iulia_linnea

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BFS RECAP + the Guess-the-Author Game!

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Guess-the-Author is now over. Thanks for playing!

Thank you for getting into Severus' Shorts with us. Here's what was posted during the sixth and final cycle:Collapse )

Now then, it's time to play Guess-the-Author! How many authors can you match to fics? Whoever matches the most correct pairings wins bragging rights!Collapse )

The Reveal will be posted tomorrow, and it will include the winner(s) of the Guess-the-Author Game. Good luck, everyone!

P.S. Beta readers' "guesses" of their own authors will not count. No one's guesses for the story I inadvertently briefly posted with its Reveal header will count, either. Comments are now screened until the Reveal. :)

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Title: Meeting Severus Snape
Category: All Categories
Characters: Severus, others
Author: leela_cat
Beta Readers: perverse_idyll, the_minx_17, r_grayjoy, eeyore9990
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): Death of unnamed 'extra' characters.
Word Count: +/- 7700
Summary: Meeting Severus Snape isn't quite as simple as walking up to his front door, even if you're his son.

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Title: Things I Never Planned
Category: Five (41- to 50-years-old and beyond)
Characters and Pairings: Severus/Harry, Lucius, past Severus/Remus, nextgen kids
Author: venturous1
Beta Readers: ivylady and [info]carpet_diemon
Rating: PG-13
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
Word Count: 1800
Author's Note: Many thanks to betas ivylady and [info]carpet_diemon, and iulia_linnea for her dedication to the birthday boy. Happy Birthday, Sev. Life begins at 50!
Summary: Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man—Leon Trotsky. Severus remembers things he never expected to happen.

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Title: No Room for the Weak
Category: Four (31- to 40-years-old)
Characters: Eileen, Harry, Severus
Author: perverse_idyll
Beta Reader: loupgarou1750
Rating: PG
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
Word Count: +/- 10,400
Author's Note: I seem to have convinced myself that Joy Division's 1979 album "Unknown Pleasures" is the ultimate soundtrack to Snape's life.
Summary: There's a Boy Who Lived and a boy who didn't, and even a mother can't always tell them apart.

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Title: The Best Birthday Present Severus Never Knew About
Category: Three (21- to 30-years-old)
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore
Author: eeyore9990
Beta Readers: leela_cat, alisanne, and kathrynthegr8
Rating: G
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
Word Count: 1121
Author's Note: Thanks to my beta readers for their fantastic services and being there to cheer me on. You're fabulous, ladies!
Summary: June 1985: Slytherin wins the Quidditch Cup, breaking a long Gryffindor winning streak.

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Title: A Glorious Future
Category: Two (11- to 20-years-old)
Character: Severus Snape
Author: inspired_ideas
Beta Reader: My Helpful Hubby
Rating: G
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
Word Count: 1568
Author's Note: I admit I'm obsessive enough that I had to look to see which day of the week January 9th fell on in 1971. This is what came of learning it was a Saturday.
Summary: Eleven-year-old Severus contemplates his birthday gifts and envisions his future.

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BFS ENTRY: The Best For Last (PG; Severus)

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Title: The Best For Last
Category: One (1- to 10-years-old)
Characters: Various
Author: psyfic
Beta Readers: chazpure and r_grayjoy
Rating: PG
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): character death.
Word Count: +/- 4910
Author's Note: I had intended something longer & more detailed, but h1n1 had other ideas. Thanks to my beloved spouse for putting up with a sick, cranky me trying to squeeze something creative out of a fatigue-addled brain and thanks to r_grayjoy for a speedy beta.
Summary: Harry discovers another of Severus's memories...

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Today, severus_shorts completed its fifth cycle, celebrating five decades of Severus Snape's life and birthdays once again (because you can't celebrate his life too much).

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If you've recced any of these stories or any of those in the previous cycles, please let us know by leaving a comment on our rec post.

If you missed any stories in the previous cycles, check out the recap for the first three cycles and the recap for the fourth cycle.

*directs everyone back to our current offering, Rebirth-Days*
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Title: Rebirth Days
Category: Five (41- to 50-years-old and beyond)
Characters: Severus, others
Author: bethbethbeth
Beta Reader: femmequixotic
Rating: G
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): None.
Word Count: +/- 3000
Author's Note: Many thanks to the Divine Miss Iuls, for always-patient Modding.
Summary: Five times Severus Snape was reborn.

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