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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 06:44 am
A;adkpafkogjeg. Dudes. I've been waiting for a very long time for this fic to be posted. So I just need to tell you that if you are in HP fandom or if you're not and you like Snape, you should go read this fic. It's about Snape returning to Hogwarts to teach at the end of the first war, written by the extremely talented [personal profile] tofsla . It's got one of the best Snape characterizations I've read in a while, and is funny and sad, and all the good things.

To demonstrate, here's a snippet:

"Such touching concern," he says -- indifferently, he hopes, but he suspects that he sneers. Sneering implies that he is irritated. He is irritated -- but it would be nice not to show it. "Has Dumbledore set you to be my minder?"

"I'm sure you're quite old enough to mind yourself," she says, tart. It is not, precisely, a denial. Of course not. "However, one must help one's colleagues however one can. I am quite certain," she says, "that you would do as much for me, were it noted," she says, "that I had missed dinner three nights in a row."

It is an art, the way she speaks; that carefully placed emphasis that can make one feel eleven years old again. Too grubby and too surly to pass muster. Too Slytherin, quite possibly. He scowls. Regrets scowling. Blank, blank, blank. "Of course."

Her eyes flick over him, note the dust that smudges his robes and his hands, his scuffed boots. No, certainly not fashionable. What is one meant to do with fashion in a storecupboard? Still, something about the whole does not meet with her approval, he feels.
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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 06:45 am
Title: All Roads
Fandom: Avatar: Legend of Korra
Pairing: Korra/Asami
Author: tofsla
Summary: Republic City to Ba Sing Se, with a number of lessons learnt in the process. Korra and Asami take a road trip.

This fic is the first Avatar fic of any kind I ever read, even before I saw all of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and that's because the wonderful [personal profile] tofsla wrote it and I'm a big fan of her writing. There is something quiet and sweet about the tone of this fic, Korra and Asami growing steadily closer and coming to terms with their attraction for one another while on a road trip. It's relaxing and the pace is just perfect for this kind of story; one never wants it to end. I highly recommend!

Snippet from the fic:

Morning, bright and clear but not warm, sees them on the road.

Republic City falls away behind them as the car climbs, winding its way up and down through the eastern mountain pass. Beside her, Korra can't decide whether to stare up into the mountains or back down at the city as it slides in and out of view behind the first of the peaks.

A van follows them at a discreet distance, with their escort and Naga, who actually broke three doors trying to get to the cars the day before and completely freaked Korra out. Asami wonders how many of the Order are actually comfortable behind the wheel, and resists the urge to test their limits. It wouldn't be very kind to Naga, and it definitely wouldn't be a very appropriate way to start their journey.

But she entertains the idea of racing over the pass for a while anyway, just as a thought. Korra would enjoy it, anyway.