Mothwing
31 October 2014 @ 08:02 pm
Books round-up: October  
82.

Heppermann, Christine: Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
Feminist fairy tale poetry, a really enjoyable combination. The subjects often address issues of body image and self-worth as well as eating disorders, sometimes a little unsubtle, often times enjoyable through the lens of fairy tales. Some experiences are too US America specific to resonate with me, others seem truly universal.

81.

Abedi, Isabel: Isola
Only read this book if its in your library, or don't, because you already know it and the cardboard characters never really come to life.Read more... )

80.

Rothfuss, Patrick: The Slow Regard of Silent Things
More later, I have to reread this a couple of times to savour it. For now: The only thing that spoiled my reading experience of this beautiful volume was the author's constant need to apologise for this story which isn't run-off-the-mill and normal. This is incredible to me, and wrong - more of an apology would be needed for a story that is yet again the same as any other story.
This wasn't, and it was beautiful. I could have done without the frame story of Auri waiting for Kvothe, as I'd have loved to hear more about her time before the beginning of the plot of the Kingkiller Chronicle and her relationship with the masters. As it is, it remains a charming and saddening insight into her wonderous world in the belly of the university.

79.

Snicket, Lemony: Shouldn't You be in School?
I really enjoy this new series, though not as much as I did the ASoUE.

78.

Jung, Marius: Singen können die alle!: Handbuch für Negerfreunde
Sometimes cynical, sometimes funny account of racism in Germany by a black comedian. He talks about his youth growing up as the black child of white middle class parents, his experiences as an actor in a country that still doesn't really realise not all of its inhabitants are whitee and white wannabe saviours.
I don't agree with the fact that political correctness is a bad thing, though I agree that it should not be the only underlying reason for changing one's behaviour.

77.

Harris, Joanne: Gospel of Loki
I like this modern version of the Lokabrenna, which works as a prequel to Runemarks, though some details are different. The contemporary phrases that crop up annoyed me vaguely to the and I didn't see their point. They didn't endear the characters to me, if that was the idea.
Loki is as entertaining and human and as a prequel he couldn't have been much different, though I'd really like to see a Loki that does not suffer from this civilising softening. It makes us understand the characters as humans, but in their original context they were different, revered as forces of nature and arbiters of life a and death. they were also human, of course, but they were still fundamentally different. The difference seems to have home lost and turns gods into powerful mortals, superheroes. In the words of the novel, named and tamed.

76.

Strandberg, Mats; Bergmark Elfgren, Sara: Zirkel
This is the first book in a long, looong time that I found that is:
1.) centred more or less exclusively on female teenaged characters,
2.) whose main plot isn't a love plot,
3.) who don't get raped.
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75.

Elsberg, Marc: Zero
The book seems more hurried and breathless than
his last one and less convincing. It is still an entertainingly fast-paced thriller, but the plot has its holes. Especially the random underground chases in Vienna and New York were too much, and while the concerns it raises about tech and choice are valid, it doesn't always do that in a very subtle way. I am also not overly keen on the ableism and the way neuroatypical people are portrayed here.

74.

Carey, Jaqueline: Kushiel's Dart
I really enjoyed this book, and the world, and the fact that there was not as much slut-shaming and whorephobia as might have been expected in a book in which the main protagonist is a prostitute. The world's religious system is believable and interesting and the characters lovable. I don't recall it passing the Bechdel test, but there are several strong female characters and some of them are queer.
I did not like that there are no romantic relationships between women, hardly any sadistic or dominant women, no sadistic/dominant women who aren't evil, no romantic relationships that aren't heterosexual. One toe outside the box and then straight back in

73.

Boie, Kirsten: Ringel, Rangel, Rosen
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72.

Beagle, Peter S.; Gillis, Peter; De Liz, Renae; Dillon, Ray: The Last Unicorn
I have to admit that I've only read the book two or three times and have seen the movie version so often that I have no memory of how well the book version translates into the movie, which is one of my favourites. So I was not so much worried about the book as I was about my memories of the movie, but it translates, as I suppose this book does into all possible media. The short passages of text seem well-chosen, although as I mentioned I don't remember the text well-enough to judge, but my gut says they are.
The artwork is stunningly beautiful and I could stare at some of those panels for hours. The one thing that bugged me was that Schmendrick and Molly have undergone a serious makeover and the way the human unicorn looks is scary because she is so thin.

71.

Brosgol, Vera: Anya's Ghost
I heard from this via Graphic Novels 4 Girls and really liked it. Anya and the difficulties she faces as a Russian immigrant ring true, although it is strange to me that she doesn't speak Russian at home, though I do understand that would be inconvenient for story purposes. I'd have liked seeing more interactions between Siobhan and Anya, but I can see that it wouldn't have fit into this very compact tale.
I was also positively surprised by this graphic novel as a graphic novel - it's good to see that there are diverse and positive role-models for younger girls at least, even though I find it hard to see the same applying to the "mature" end of this genre, which features gratuitous boob and gore panels more than truly mature topics.

70.

Green, John: Looking for Alaska
The over-the-top love that my students have for this book shows me that I'm probably missing out. But I just don't understand it. I see very interchangeable, uninteresting characters involved in things that I, as a teenager, would have had no interest or part in in their situation because it seems designed to make things worse for them (no matter how bored or depressed, taking up drinking and smoking was never that attractive to me). Though the signs of characters' mental health issues are there in places, they don't ring true to me. The romance plot is superficial and only shows once more how mundanely boring "Pudge" is.

69.

König, Tim: Ich bin ein Kunde, holt mich hier raus
I'm so embarrassed to have read that, even though I did get the audiobook at a very reduced price. It's really bad.
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68.

Pratchett, Terry: Dragons at Crumbling Castle.
Adorable short stories presented in a way that I can see children liking as much as adult fans.
 
 
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Current Mood: happy
 
 
Mothwing
31 December 2013 @ 09:37 pm
Book Challenge 2013  
Book challenge 2013 round-up. I seriously hope that my editor will allow me to post this without empty lines.

50 books this year )

Half-assed statistics:
Male Authors: 28
Female Authors: 22
New books: 35
Old books: 15
 
 
Mothwing
16 October 2013 @ 06:56 pm
Rec: Real Humans  
In a future Sweden, robots are becoming more and more wildly used for everyday tasks from heavy lifting to manual labour to elder and child care to, predictably, sex work. Humans treat them as you'd expect them to treat humanoid-shaped beings they consider to have no emotions. Some rebel robots organise an uprising with the help of a human which two families and their hubots become entangled with.

The concept seems similar to Blade Runner and Dollhouse, but way better than the latter. You see, a major difference is that the people in this show are seriously well-rounded characters who actually talk to each other and communicate. It focuses on the stories of the hubots and what they do rather than what is done to them in as much sexualised violent detail as possible. You actually grow to know and care for the characters, and these are lots and lots of competent, multi-faceted and believable characters! Female characters! With their own story arcs! And although sex bots are a thing and were mentioned, their nudity was not particularly sexualised, there have been no depictions of violent rape (so far...? Some characters have definitely been discussing their intent), though the 'bots have been sexually assaulted and beaten.

There are random chubby lesbian pastors! Competent female lawyers! Daughters who are also competent and do stuff! And who walk around in clothes that I can actually picture wearing myself! Comfortable shoes! Depictions of domestic violence that aren't sexualised! Come to that, lesbian sex that isn't sexualised! Old people dating!

Actually, there are no good reasons not to watch this series, and I am very impressed with Swedish TV right now.



Real Humans
Female characters: ★★★★★
Male characters: ★★★★☆
Queer characters: ★★★★☆
Entertainment value: ★★★★★
Violence: murder, physical violence, sexual harassment, mentions of sexual abuse, implied rape (non-graphic up to episode 5), domestic violence, animal death.
Notable -isms: sexism, ableism, homophobia.
 
 
Current Mood: excited
Current Location: Germany, Bremen
 
 
Mothwing
06 September 2012 @ 09:26 pm
Kingkiller Chronicle Pet Theory of the Day: Lorren is Evil  
I know, I know, but hear me out. He is clearly in league with the Amyr. Whenever Kvothe searches for information on the Amyr and comes close to finding something, however unrelated, Lorren shuts him down. The first thing Lorren asks him about his is father, and why would he know about him? As far as we know, Arliden, thet trouper, is hardly the literary type. 

When he first sets for in the Archives and has Scrivs hunt down information for him, Lorren tells him not to engage in boyish fancies and Kvothe, chastised, leaves it. Shortly after, he is of course banned. 

There are no works on the Amyr in the catalogued parts of the Archives, and it must be really easy for Lorren to get rid of ledgers containing information about the location of books on the Amyr. 

When Kvothe does manage to track something down and tells Sim about it, it is Lorren who appears behind Kvothe and admonishes him for being loud in the Archives.

Even as a red herring, that would be pretty cool.

Anyway. Carry on.  
 
 
Mothwing
10 June 2012 @ 11:15 pm
Shameless dA Plug  
If you are on DeviantArt and love HP witches, please consider joining 


It's a new community (and as yet in need of another co-mod, too) dedicated to the lovely witches of the Harry Potter series, especially the adults. There are of course also plenty of other great Yuri groups who have a lot of lovely art showing teenaged witches from the series, but I couldn't find one specifically for adult witches. So here is one. 
 
 
Mothwing
10 April 2012 @ 06:32 pm
Congratulations!  

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you who won the Spring Fanfic Polls - you all deserve it and I feel proud to have you on my flist! ♥ 

I hope you celebrated your own abilities accordingly and had a lovely Easter. 
 
 
Current Mood: bouncy
 
 
Mothwing
12 March 2012 @ 11:49 pm
Art: Avada Kedavra, Keeper  
Yes, I do have too much time on my hand now that my exams are over, what gave me away?  Sorry about the spam. 

Title: Avada Kedavra.
Characters: Severus Snape, OC
Rating: PG-13
Credits: lightning by *redheadstock, Severus by *senshistock, muggle by ~dazzle-stock
Summary: Severus Snape using the Killing Curse on a muggle woman.
A/N: I believe Severus Snape killed during his DE days, though I respect other readings of the character. Though this is, as always, not very explicit, I put this behind a cut because I believe it can still be potentially upsetting. 

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Title: Keeper. 
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank.
Rating: G. 
Credits: Like a magpie. Corner brushes by =Eterea86, Pose references for Wilhelmina by ~BlooDoveStock here, Minerva by =Kxhara here - would have been lost without them, the limbs were all over the place in my reference-free attempt. Birds by ~WingsOfAHero here.
Summary: Minerva and Willa spending some time on the quidditch pitch. The latter is not the greatest flyer and lost her broom, but Minerva is there to help. 
A/N I think that the placement of my goal hoops is non-standard. Sorry about that!



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Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
Mothwing
09 March 2012 @ 02:35 pm
Art: Ghosts. (Lily Evans, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Dougal McGregor, G)  
Title: Ghosts.
Characters: Lily Evans, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Dougal McGregor.
Rating: G.
Credits: Lily by ~Gracies-Stock and Dougal by ~Johnny-Yong, texture by `cloaks, grass and flowers by !ro-stock
Summary: Sometimes, if the light was right, in the hours around dawn, they almost seemed close enough to touch.
A/N:  Severus and Minerva being haunted by the ghosts of their past - Lily and Dougal. Loved ones who died remain a part of you, and navigating a relationship around those still half-with you must be pretty challenging. Yes, I caved in and did something Pottermore-backstory-related and kitschily indulgent. Apologies! 



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Current Mood: awake
Current Location: Germany, Bremen
 
 
Mothwing
04 March 2012 @ 06:38 pm
Art: Minerva's Life (Minerva McGonagall and various others, G.)  
Title: Minerva's Life.
Rating: G
Credits given in posts for individual images 
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, her family, Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, 
Artist's Notes: My version of Minerva McGonagall's biography from before birth to her seventies from 2010. I never got round to posting these, but here they are now. I'm not happy with all of them anymore and surprisingly happy with others in hindsight.
Anyway, here they are, each is a click-through link to the entry with a larger version. 





 
 
Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
Mothwing
03 March 2012 @ 01:08 am
Art: Troubles. (Tobias, Eileen and Severus Snape. G.)  
Title: Troubles.
Characters: Tobias Snape, Eileen Snape. Severus Snape.
Rating: G.
Credits: pose for Tobias by ~thepropagation3, Severus, texture by `cloak
A/N: Another non-subtle one, I'm afraid. There is a companion drabble that goes with this "drawable". Also maybe I did have a little too much fun when I was doing "Argument", but overlapping silhouettes are awesome. And my deepest apologies to the arachnid community for the blobby specimen, I don't seem to do spiders well. 



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Current Mood: tired
 
 
Mothwing
19 February 2012 @ 10:22 pm
Awesomeness  
I'm usually late with recs and such, so scroll past if you have seen these already. 

1. Tigerbeatdown: "G. R. R. Martin is creepy" - putting into words what I've thought about the series for years. It's one of the series that I get as 24/7 kinkster Fantasy series, but not as mainstream Fantasy without the niche SSC context or a warning label. 

2. If you haven't updated your knowledge in 2009 what you learned about female reproductive anatomy at school is probably outdated and not as awesome as reality

3. McGonagall and Umbridge, a new piece by ~ehay. Her Minerva's cheekbones are as delightful as ever. 

4. If you haven't already, check out The Half-Life by *Sigune, a watercolour portrait of Snape. 

5. Though I'm not a Snarry fan I can recommend Cordiality and comfort of my new home, which has amazing light. 

6. ~LadyMacbeth1755 has the four heads of houses as silhouettes here

7. I'm late with this rec, but if you haven't already, drop everything and read In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning by [livejournal.com profile] atdelphi, which is hauntingly beautiful and powerful. 
 
 
Mothwing
19 February 2012 @ 12:42 am
Drawables with drabbles  
Title: Family.
Characters: Tobias Snape, Severus Snape, Eileen's broom and cloak.
Rating: G.
CreditsTobias by *SenshiStockSeverus by ~Struck-Stockgrass by *charfadebirds by ~WingsOfAHero and texture by `cloaks.
A/N: I'd like to imagine that the pictures speak for themselves, but since they're vague and silhouettes to boot I've included in a drabble at the bottom of the picture. Highlight if you're curious. 


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Title: Son.
Characters: Eileen Snape, Tobias Snape, Severus Snape, Death Eater of your choice.
Rating: G.
Creditsofficial Dark Mark as a reference here and *sarahebear-stock stock image for the Death Eater.
A/N: Another companion drabble that explains what is going on here. Apologies for the bad quality. 


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Mothwing
29 January 2012 @ 07:23 pm
Icon post  
Various cropped icons of silhouette art with various pairings. I made several versions because I'm indecisive, sorry about the spam! 

Pairings
  • Minerva/Severus
  • Minerva/Pomona
  • Minerva/Rolanda
  • Pomona/Rosmerta
  • Book
  • Minerva/Poppy
24 icons )
 
 
Current Mood: geeky
 
 
Mothwing
30 December 2011 @ 05:14 pm
Downton Abbey  
Ooh, I've fallen in love with this series, and Maggie is a delight in it - her character is superb. I think I need to change my answer in [livejournal.com profile] woldy's meme, this is needs to be this year's discovery. It's about a grand Edwardian estate, its family and servants in the early the years before WWI. The characters are delightful, as are the actors and actresses.

You ought to give it a go, if not for Maggie or the characters, then for the accents, clandestine gay characters (though I doubt he'll get much action after the first episode, poor dear) and good Lord, for the clothes

 
 
 
Current Location: Germany, Bremen
Current Mood: lazy
 
 
Mothwing
29 November 2010 @ 05:10 pm
Art: 16. Scarred. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Scarred.
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's  Vintage Texture Pack V, ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes
Characters: Minerva McGonagall. 
A/N: If you noticed the snitch in the other pictures you can see why this is one of her worst fears. 



Whenever the summer had emptied the castle and the heat haze and sunlight preserved it in transient amber Minerva sat in her abandoned classroom with a glass of chilled wine, for one hour, looking at the studentless chairs. 

Then the first war emptied some of them forever, as did the second; funerals were held, cemeteries filled. 

She made two trips each November, wandering from grave to grave, leaving unheeded greetings, candles and remembered, and as the cold seeped into her bones a colder chill touched her: she feared another one might one day be for a member of her family.


Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
13. Stern
16. Scarred

 
 
Mothwing
29 November 2010 @ 05:00 pm
Art: 15. Trusting. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Trusting.
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's  Vintage Texture Pack V, ~redheadstock's light brushes, ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes, and Hogwarts Crest, (C) Bloomsbury PLC. 
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape.



Trust him, had been Albus' parting words.

If it had not been for the mask, this would not have been a problem, but it remained a fact that this was no longer the student she had known. The casualness with which he held it was more unnerving than the story he told, of clandestine meetings in graveyards and carefully omitted, hinted-at horrors the mask was a silent witness to. Minerva was not certain how much she could believe of it, but she had never been with any of his stories. 

His wand was still lying on the desk. The young man's gaze had been fixed on it as soon as he had sat down to answer her questions, though sometimes his curiously dark eyes had looked up and pinned her with that same intensity she knew of old. Never long, though, they stole back quickly, hungrily. 

She remembered something and noticed his pose, hunched on the edge of the chair, the troubled student rather than the man she was supposed to hire as a teacher. The former Death Eater whom Albus trusted. She made a decision. There was the briefest flicker in his expression when her hand closed around his wand and she raised it to him, but it was gone when he realised what she was doing.

"I believe this is yours," she said, holding out his wand. When his hand closed around it, his shoulders lost their hunch and she gained a first idea of the man he had become since she had seen him last.

Although this had been the question she had begun the interview with she thought it best to start fresh. She had not been interviewing the person who would be taking the position. 

"Why are you applying for the Potions position, Mr Snape?"

Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
13. Stern
15. Trusting
16. Scarred
 
 
Mothwing
29 November 2010 @ 04:50 pm
Art: 14. Disappointed. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Disappointed.
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's  Vintage Texture Pack V, ~redheadstock's light brushes, ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes, and Hogwarts Crest, (C) Bloomsbury PLC. 
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape.



He was standing as close to the door as he dared, and his carefully blank expression reminded her of a much younger man. Albus had given her Snape's wand and told her what he thought viable options might be, but had left the final decision to her, as the Deputy had the right to veto staffing decisions. In this case, she was very close to believing that Albus actually meant that. 

A Death Eater turned was unlikely enough, but the fact that it was Severus Snape made it even less so. Minerva turned first the wand and then the mask in her hands, looking at the eye holes, trying to imagine Severus Snape's eyes, so like Hagrid's, looking through them. She couldn’t, didn't want to. 

After melting out of Albus' shadow he had silently remained standing next to the doorway, curiously poised for flight, face impassive. When Albus had swept out again Glaucus rustled his feathers and fixed large yellow eyes on him silently, waiting for the boy to move. The boy. The murderer. The Death Eater. The young man. 

"What position are you applying for, Mr Snape?" she asked, even though she knew. The spectre had not said a word, she wanted to hear his voice. 

"That of the Potions Master, Professor," he answered silkily, tone and stance as pointedly non-committal as his face. 

"Come closer," she said. 

He came to stand in front of her desk, ignoring the chair behind him, hands in his pockets like a boy she had known. This was not him, clearly. The mask was not the only evidence of that. He looked older, thinner, and she resisted the urge of offering bisquits or holding up the mask and demanding an explanation. Minerva also bit back the disappointment. 

"Have a seat," she said instead.


Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
13. Stern
14. Disappointed
16. Scarred

 
 
Mothwing
29 November 2010 @ 04:45 pm
Art: 13. Stern. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Stern.
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's  Vintage Texture Pack V, ~redheadstock's light brushes, ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes, and Hogwarts Crest, (C) Bloomsbury PLC. 
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, family.
A/N: another headcanon one from 2010. Although Minerva's stern personality might work with any other teenage student especially in this case this is a bit hypocritical, considering



"Where have you been? What happened to that broomstick?"
She looked up and decided that it would be best not to say anything, given the flaring nostrils and the flashing eyes. Instead, she raised her chin challengingly. 

"Fifty points from Gryffindor. Yes, fifty. And you will be joining Mr Filch every afternoon at five this week to help him clean the castle."

"But the tryouts-"
"Will be held without you if you continue in this fashion!"

Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
13. Stern
16. Scarred
 
 
Mothwing
29 November 2010 @ 04:39 pm
Art: 12. Impartial. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Impartial.
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's  Vintage Texture Pack V, ~redheadstock's light brushes, ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes, and Hogwarts Crest, (C) Bloomsbury PLC. 
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, family.
A/N: I always wondered what it would be like for Hogwarts staff to have their children attend Hogwarts, and what that'd be like for the children. Being a teacher's child is bad enough without being a teacher's child at the only wizarding school in Britain. 



Albus, another Gryffindor, she mused, maintained that the hat was impartial, but given that it was Gryffindor's, Minerva had her doubts. Over the years, she had gotten rather good at guessing which student would end up in which house, but there was still the moment when the hat made them one of hers, and she would spent the rest seven years denying the stronger connection she felt towards her own. She knew her grading was as impartial as possible, but she still worried, second-guessed, and feared. 

This time, however, it was impossible to stay all too impartial, because seeing her, her nervous apprehension and joy at finally being here was like looking into a mirror. 

She suppressed a smile as she raised the hat in invitation to sit down on the stool and shushed the voice that kept saying her own house's name, daring the hat to say any other. 

Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
12. Impartial
13. Stern
16. Scarred

 
 
Mothwing
28 November 2010 @ 04:34 pm
Art: 11. Responsible. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Responsible.
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's  Vintage Texture Pack V, ~redheadstock's light brushes, ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes, and Hogwarts Crest, (C) Bloomsbury PLC. 
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore and Sorting Hat.



"Congratulations, Deputy Headmistress."

She was too tense to answer right away and thus only nodded, accepting the scroll with the student's names, securing the Sorting Hat in her other hand carefully. It weighed more than the faded exterior had made her anticipate and she fought the urge to put it on again. 

Uncannily, Albus seemed to realise this, eyes twinkling, and Minerva briefly wondered what this expression would look like on a younger face. 

"Any instructions?"

"As you know most first years don't realise what the sorting entails. They will welcome the calming sight of a responsible adult."

Minerva nodded.

Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
11. Responsible
13. Stern
16. Scarred

 
 
Mothwing
27 November 2010 @ 04:29 pm
Art: 10. Talented. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Talented.
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's  Vintage Texture Pack V, ~redheadstock's light brushes and light swirls, ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes, and Hogwarts Crest, (C) Bloomsbury PLC, baby by ~o0oTamaraStocko0o. Reference: an anatomy book with a cat skelleton,  
Characters: Minerva McGonagall and child.
Summary: I can imagine Minerva marrying young, the marriage not lasting very long and both taking turns parenting their child, though said child would have had to stay with her father most of the time. Here she's enjoying a rare stay at Hogwarts.  



Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
10. Talented
13. Stern
16. Scarred
 
 
Mothwing
26 November 2010 @ 04:24 pm
Art: 09. Busy. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Busy.
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's  Vintage Texture Pack V, ~redheadstock's light brushes, ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes.
Characters: cat!Minerva and family.
Summary: Even though she loved them, Minerva had no time to stay at home very often because teaching at Hogwarts was a thoroughly demanding job. 
Author's Notes:  A/N: From 2010. Headcanon again, I'm afraid - I like the thought that Hogwarts is less monastic than Harry's view has us believe, but I also think that working at a boarding school would put a strain on relationships and families. In my headcanon the father looked after Minerva's child most of the time due to that fact. 



Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
13. Stern
16. Scarred
 
 
Mothwing
20 November 2010 @ 04:16 pm
Art: 06. Playful. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Playful.
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's  Vintage Texture Pack V, ~redheadstock's light brushes, ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes, *redheadstock's spider web brushes, and Hogwarts Crest, (C) Bloomsbury PLC.
Characters: Minerva McGonagall and another student. 
Author's Notes: From 2010. Minerva and a classmate exploring passages in Hogwarts. 



Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
13. Stern
16. Scarred
 
 
Current Mood: busy
 
 
Mothwing
14 November 2010 @ 01:07 pm
ART: 04. Proud. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Proud
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's Vintage Texture Pack V, ~redheadstock's light brushes for the sparkles and ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes.
Summary: "I hope you are aware of the responsibility this entails, young Lady."
Author's Notes: And does she ever. I\ve got little doubt that Minerva was a prefect in her day, it seems to fit. Her parents, and in my head, Minerva's parents are Vesta and Hamish McGillivray whom you may know from Crocky's fic universe, would have been proud, too.



Other parts of the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
13. Stern
16. Scarred

 
 
Current Mood: artistic
 
 
Mothwing
11 October 2010 @ 01:34 pm
Art: 03. Daring (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Daring
Rating: G
Credits =cloaks's Vintage Texture Pack and ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes
Summary: Bedtimes didn't agree with Minerva, and she knew that if she wanted to keep up with the others at tryouts, she'd have to practice more.



Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
13. Stern
16. Scarred
 
 
Current Mood: chipper
 
 
Mothwing
26 September 2010 @ 03:33 pm
Art: 01. Loved. (Minerva's Life)  
Title: Loved.
Rating: G
Credits: `cloaks's Vintage Texture Pack V, ~Eterea86's beautiful corner brushes, ~gvalkyrie's Suddenly Spring brush set, Hogwarts crest (C) Bloomsbury publishing. Reference: a family photo. 
Characters: Minerva's parents. (Isobel Ross and Robert McGonagall if you want).
Author's Notes: From 2010. Minerva's parents. Your choice whether this is Pottermore canon compliant. 


Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
13. Stern
16. Scarred

 
 
Current Mood: bouncy
 
 
Mothwing
25 September 2010 @ 04:08 pm
Art: 00. Minerva's Life Cover.  
Title: Cover.
Rating: G
Credits: =cloaks's  Vintage Texture Pack V, ~redheadstock's light brushesHogwarts Crest, (C) Bloomsbury PLC. 
Summary: The door swung open at once. A tall, black-haired witch in emerald-green robes stood there. She had a very stern face and Harry's first thought was that this was not someone to cross.



Other parts in the series:
00. Cover
01. Loved
02. Timid
03. Daring
04. Proud
05. Careful
06. Playful
07. Brave
09. Busy
13. Stern
16. Scarred
 
 
Current Mood: amused