Severus' quill

THE RAMBLINGS OF A VERBOSE RICKMANIAC

Fan fiction and non-fiction related to the work of Alan Rickman

By Catrin W.M. Achrya, a.k.a. JGS

Disclaimer:
Potterverse, all the other film/theatre/television works and their publicly recognisable characters and settings
are property of their respective copyright owners.
Fan fiction and non-fiction for entertainment purposes only.
No money is being made. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

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Rickman Pics&Fics Guardians 2009
"Rickman-pics-and-fics", a Yahoo fan group, had an Alan Rickman film or theatre character as its "guardian" every month.

GUILT
An AR characters get-together - of sorts.
Pics&Fics Christmas challenge. December 2009
 

HANSI'S LAST CHRISTMAS
We're rapidly approaching Christmas and Hans Gruber was German.
So, what more appropriate than a Gruber filk to the tune of "Stille Nacht"?
Hans Gruber Guardian Challenge. December 2009
 

SISTER ACT
I'm no good with pop music, so this is more "inspired by" than real fan fic.
If it isn't just plain vanilla romance, why are they in that car in the middle of the night?
And the video was made in the UK, but for some reason it gave me an American story.
Sean the In Demand Video Guy Guardian Challenge. November 2009
 

MAID MARIAN'S MERRY RIDE
This month's guardian positively begged for a filk ballad.
(Inspired by Sheena's funny caption of George and Marian.)
AU, obviously. And PWP.
George of Nottingham Guardian Challenge. October 2009
 

MEPHISTO NIGHT
Hans Gruber wakes up in the middle of the night and has a German conversation.
(I don't guarantee that this will make any kind of sense if you haven't read the novel "Mephisto".)
Instead of an Eamon de Valera challenge: the meeting of two AR characters. September 2009
 

QUALITY OF PAIN
Getting the tattoo had hurt. There is pain that time heals, and then there is the other kind.
Phil Allen Guardian Challenge, August 2009
 

THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE'S GLOSA
"A discerning friend of mine," said Don Quixote, "was of opinion that no one ought to waste labour in glossing verses..."
He ought to know... but I do it anyway, to celebrate the long awaited release of "The Half-Blood Prince"
Severus Snape Guardian Challenge, July 2009
 

A GHAZAL HARBOURED IN THE DARK
The deed was done, they were together. And then...?
David Weinberg Guardian Challenge, June 2009
 

AN AMERICAN MIRACLE
Dr. Blalock was a real person and may have relatives still living, so I keep him in the margin.
The question is, how do you pay for a miracle?
Dr. Blalock Guardian of the Month, May 2009
 

VILLANELLE OF THE ELUSIVE JOHN GISSING
John Gissing Guardian Challenge, April 2009
 

THE MAGNETISER'S WIFE
Plenty of emotion, some smut, almost PWP.
Franz Anton Mesmer Guardian Challenge, March 2009
 

SONNET TO MOURN THE DEATH OF TYBALT
Tybalt Guardian Challenge, February 2009

THE MAN FROM HERO LAND
An "Obadiah Slope: what happened next?" fanfic.
Obadiah Slope Guardian Challenge, January 2009
 

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TRAVELS WITH A.R.

THE PRINCE (OF DENMARK) AND I
Notes on the Donmar Warehouse / Jude Law "Hamlet" in Elsinore, August 2009.
What makes British actors so good, and on the fan-star relationship. A few AR quotes.

OF TRANSLATIONS, WARTIME SNOGGING AND THE ABSENT EILEEN PRINCE
A strictly subjective review of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

THE JET-LAGGED PRINCE
A RADA benefit preview of  HBP, 13 July 2009

A "CREDITORS" JOURNEY
or
Why a Swede should go to London to see Strindberg
An essay on "Creditors" at the Donmar Warehouse, Autumn 2008

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CONVERSATIONS WITH 26 WORKS
1988 – 2008
A Festschrift for Alan Rickman

http://www.achrya.net/ar8808/8808_collect.pdf

Motto:
Seeking not beauty of sound,
But music that is what it is
For reasons of its own.

Pu Song-ling (1640-1715)
Preface to Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio
(transl. John Minford)

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Miscellaneous Severus Snape fan fiction:

MAGIC
The only condition in which Severus accepts affection.
By way of a long-distance hug to a musician friend.

BASSO CONTINUO
Severus' birthday challenge 2010
If he had survived, Severus would be 50 in 2010.
Sequel to "Burning", won't make much sense if you haven't read that.
A "song fic" of sorts: to Bach's Mass in B-Minor.

A HANDS-ON LESSON
Hurt/comfort, another Afflicted!Severus story - my first without an OC.
The potions class accident may be the most tired, worn-out old fan fic plot device of them all. So of course I had to have a go :-)
With sincere apologies to Poppy Pomfrey for not noticing her as a grown-up character in her own right until the "Half-Blood Prince" film.
Warning: NO smut. NO romance. NO resurrection. (July 2009)

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Severus' birthday challenge 2009

THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE
Severus' birthday challenge 2008

A SUPPORT JOB
A gift to a fellow fan with a particular knack for pictures. If Severus knew... :-)

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Random non-Severus fics:

THE POMOR TRADE
Chekhov's emerging capitalist Lopakhin ("The Cherry Orchard") meets an Ibsenian ghost.
Warnings: no smut, no romance
(2012, revisited January 2016)

RESPITE
John Gabriel Borkman, Christmases past and Christmas present..
Warnings: no smut, no romance
(December 2010)

SQUIRREL AT RUSSELL SQUARE
A miniature song of lunch. Thank you, Mr. Reid.
Warning: touristy kitch
(November 2010)

IN THE MORNING
Perfume, Antoine Richis. The landlady's tale.
Not what you think if you haven't seen the film or read the book.
Warnings: no smut, no romance
(September 2010)

THE SURGEON
How would Judge Turpin deal with meeting his match when it comes to ... interesting practices?
PWP one-shot, R18, hurt/comfort, Judge Turpin / OFC
Warnings: cheesy, Mary-Sue, s/m, anal penetration
(September 2009)

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THE  PRINCE'S  PROGRESS 
By W.M. Achrya

Category and warnings: hurt/comfort; physical, but mostly not sexually explicit.
("Internship": Virgin!Snape, explicit Snape/OFC; implied OFC/OFC)
Mary Sue; formulaic; repetitive.

Part 1: post-Godric's Hollow, pre-Philosopher's Stone

FEATHERS (Prologue, Spring 1982)
WAND WORK (Autumn 1982)
SUTURES (Spring 1983)
INTERNSHIP (Autumn 1983) bawdlerised PG-13  ||| sexually explicit original NC-17

Part 2: post-Spinner's End & Dumbledore, pre-Deathly Hallows (June-July 1997)

THE HAWK OWL   *
THE SNOW LEOPARD WAND  *
RAVEN'S LONG WEEKEND  *

Part 3: Deathly Hallows and beyond  

BURNING  Part I   *
BURNING  Part II   
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BURNING  Part III   
*

An abridged version of “Burning” is included in the AR Festschrift 2008, see above.

BASSO CONTINUO (Epilogue)
If he had survived, Severus would be 50 in 2010.
A "song fic" of sorts: to Bach's Mass in B-Minor.

 

* Featuring Raven, OFC by Nakita Akita.
See "Snape's Future: The Real Spinner's End", rating NC-17
http://www.restrictedsection.org/story.php?story=2576