pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
I finished chapters for all the Marauders' parents last year, but now I've gone back and added Lily and Snape's families as well, and recorded a podfic. This series of shorts is compliant with A Conspiracy of Cartographers, and acts as a sort of prequel.

Title: A History of Cartographers
Words: 7127
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death (Original Character)
Relationships: Remus Lupin’s Parents, Orion Black/Walburga Black, James Potter’s Parents - Relationship, Lily Evans’ Parents, Peter Pettigrew’s Parents, Eileen Prince/Tobias Snape
Characters: Walburga Black, Orion Black, Eileen Prince, Tobias Snape, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s), Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter, Lily Evans Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Severus Snape, Regulus Black, Petunia Evans Dursley, Alphard Black
Additional Tags: Canon Compliant, Foreshadowing, Family, Marriage, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Babies, Children, Parenthood, Werewolves, Black Character(s), POC James Potter, Trans Male Character, Pureblood Culture, Arranged Marriage, Poverty, Prostitution, Teen Pregnancy, Domestic Violence, Abusive Relationships, Abusive Parents, Implied/Referenced Suicide, Strangulation, Parent Death, Terminal Illnesses, Internalized Misogyny, Homophobia, Transphobia, Podfic, Podfic Available, Podfic Length: 30-45 Minutes
Summary: 1958-66: Remus, Sirius, James, Lily, Peter, Severus. Six children from six very different families. Twelve parents who only exist between the lines of canon, but who were instrumental in shaping the characters we love, and the story as we know it.

Excerpt from "Rose Evans":

Rose was not her real name. She had left that behind with everything else when she ran away from the base and her father's cruelty, her mother's indifference. She learned to copy the accents of the other children, bought a train ticket to London, and disappeared. For a while, she lived on the streets, trading her body for the money men gave her, because it meant surviving for another day.

When the truant officers took her, she refused to tell them who she was or where she came from. They sent her to Wool's Home for Children. That was where she met Harry Evans. His parents were dead. She told him hers were, too. He told her that her green eyes were pretty. She said she liked his red hair.
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - JP/LE PP HP - Secret Keeper)
Today would be the 30th anniversary of the deaths of Lily and James Potter. That is all.
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - RL/SB - F***ing Serious?)
So I had a dream the night before last. I was with Remus and Sirius and James and Lily. Because we're all best friends, right? Anyway, Remus admitted he was pregnant, and he was really embarrassed about it. Lily was being all motherly and sympathetic, but James and Sirius were both giving him a really hard time about it. So I slapped them.

Maybe I've been spending too much time on fandom lately....

In other news, my R/S Games fic is hereby officially submitted! The Games will be taking place in October. Stay tuned!
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Title: A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year One (16/17)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit
Word Count: ~85,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Coming-of-Age
Rating: PG-13
Timeline: Marauders' first year (1971-1972)
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans, Severus Snape and many more
Pairing(s): Remus/Sirius pre-slash, other pairings implied or mentioned
Synopsis: The story of a werewolf's bite that sealed the fate of four boys, and of the Wizarding world. Being a chronicle of the Hogwarts years of Mssrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs.
Disclaimer: I am not J. K. Rowling. I own nothing. Please don't sue me.

This Chapter: Snape is an irritating little shite and Remus's patience is not, contrary to popular belief, limitless. (Remus's PoV) PG-13 for Snape's potty-mouth.
Author's Note: If anyone cares, I went back to Ch 5 and changed the Quidditch results so Gryffindor lost to Slytherin. Also, I am looking for other fangirls (and boys) to geek with on FaceBook. You can find me there as Pica Scribit.


Excerpt:
Remus took a deep breath. "Severus -- I just wanted to say that Lily's told me some really great things about you. I mean, I know you're ace at Potions, but she says you're really amazing at Defence Against the Dark Arts as well." What Lily had in fact told him was that Snape's marks in Defence were almost as good as his own, and certainly worthy of Remus's respect.

"I'd be happy to show you a few hexes, Lupin," said Snape, smiling nastily.

"Perhaps later," Remus said hastily, before Snape's fingers could do more than twitch toward his wand pocket. "What I really wanted to say is that I respect your skill as much as I respect your friendship with Lily. I know you care about her and want her to be happy. I do, too. If we keep sniping at one another, it's only going to upset her. Can't we find some way to make this work?"


(Chapter Sixteen: Breaking Point)
Bonus: Timeline and pertinent information for Year One. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, JKR!

[Prologue I] [Prologue II]
[Chapter One] [Chapter Two] [Chapter Three] [Chapter Four] [Chapter Five] [Chapter Six] [Chapter Seven] [Chapter Eight] [Chapter Nine] [Chapter Ten] [Chapter Eleven] [Chapter Twelve] [Chapter Thirteen] [Chapter Fourteen] [Chapter Fifteen]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Title: A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year One (13/15)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit
Word Count: ~69,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Coming-of-Age
Rating: PG-13
Timeline: Marauders' first year (1971-1972)
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans, Severus Snape and many more
Pairing(s): Remus/Sirius pre-slash, other pairings implied or mentioned
Synopsis: The story of a werewolf's bite that sealed the fate of four boys, and of the Wizarding world. Being a chronicle of the Hogwarts years of Mssrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs.
This Chapter: News reaches the boys over the Easter holiday that changes the shape of their world. (Remus's PoV, Letters, Daily Prophet articles)
Disclaimer: I am not J. K. Rowling. I own nothing. Please don't sue me.
Author's Note: I'm so glad I took journalism in high school. News articles are sort of tricky to write.


Excerpt:
EVENING PROPHET
2 April 1972

Domestic Dispute Ends in Tragedy
An Easter Sunday row between Mrs Antigone Atwood of Stotfold, Bedfordshire, and her husband George Atwood, a Muggle, ended in murder when Mrs Atwood turned the Killing Curse on her spouse.

Mrs Atwood, a professional crup breeder, claims not to recall the incident, but interviews conducted with the couple's children before they were Obliviated indicate a dispute over appropriate places to hide the children's Easter eggs, a Muggle tradition adopted by the family.

The Atwoods had been married for eight years, and had two children together, ages five and three.

Mrs Atwood has been taken into Ministry custody, pending trial, and the children have been placed in foster care for the time being. Neighbours claim this was not the first domestic dispute at the Atwood residence in recent weeks.

Use of the Killing Curse, one of three curses classified as "Unforgiveable", is punishable by a life sentence in Azkaban Prison.


(Chapter Thirteen: A Flurry of Owls)

[Prologue I] [Prologue II]
[Chapter One] [Chapter Two] [Chapter Three] [Chapter Four] [Chapter Five] [Chapter Six] [Chapter Seven] [Chapter Eight] [Chapter Nine] [Chapter Ten] [Chapter Eleven] [Chapter Twelve]
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - MWPP - 1975)
Think back to where you were and what you were doing three years and four months ago. Doesn't seem like such a long time, does it? That's the same amount of time as the Marauders and Lily had between the day they left Hogwarts and the Halloween night when everything ended for them. Just forty months. They were 21 years old. Kind of blows your mind, doesn't it?

In other news, I started listening to Philosopher's Stone with a coworker at work today. She's never read the books, and I haven't actually read them since Deathly Hallows came out, so it's been an interesting experience. Just listening to the first chapter and realising what was happening to my OTP on that same day broke my heart a little bit.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Title: A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year One (10/14?)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit
Word Count: ~54,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Coming-of-Age
Rating: PG-13 (Warning: Implied pre-teen wanking in this chapter)
Timeline: Marauders' first year (1971-1972)
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans, Severus Snape and many more
Pairing(s): Remus/Sirius pre-slash, other pairings implied or mentioned
Synopsis: The story of a werewolf's bite that sealed the fate of four boys, and of the Wizarding world. Being a chronicle of the Hogwarts years of Mssrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs.
This Chapter: Remus does something stupid, misses something important, and almost loses a friend. (Remus & Sirius's PoV)
Disclaimer: I am not J. K. Rowling. I own nothing. Please don't sue me.
Author's Note: I cannot begin to tell y'all how much I have been looking forward to writing this chapter. I'm so happy with how it came out!


Excerpt:
"Is he back?" Evans asked without preamble.

"Shove off, Evans," Sirius said rudely. "He's ill and he doesn't want to talk to you right now."

"He'd better be," she snapped, voice shrill. "You tell him that -- that I don't think much of the way he treats his friends."

"I'll pass it along," Sirius told her. "Good night, Evans."

He shut the door in her startled face. A moment later, he heard her footsteps retreating down the spiral staircase.

"You shouldn't've done that," said a grumpy voice from behind the bed hangings.


(Chapter Ten: Moment of Truth)

[Prologue I] [Prologue II]
[Chapter One] [Chapter Two] [Chapter Three] [Chapter Four] [Chapter Five] [Chapter Six] [Chapter Seven] [Chapter Eight] [Chapter Nine]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Title: A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year One, Chapter Six: Trespassers Will Be Hexed
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit
Word Count: ~34,000 and counting
Genre: Drama, Coming-of-Age (eventual Romance)
Rating: PG-13 so far
Timeline: Marauders' first year
Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans, Severus Snape, and many others
Pairing(s): Slight Severus/Lily, mentioned Lucius/Narcissa in this chapter (heading towards Remus/Sirius)
Synopsis: The story of a werewolf's bite that sealed the fate of four boys, and of the Wizarding world. This Chapter: Remus doesn't want Sirius in his comfort zone, and Snape doesn't want Remus in his. (Remus's PoV)
Disclaimer: I am not J. K. Rowling. I own nothing. Please don't sue me.
Author's Note: You want pre-slash? I got your pre-slash right here! I really was going to wait until this weekend to post this, but ... I just couldn't.


Excerpt:
His Defence Against the Dark Arts notes were missing. Again. Remus sat back on his heels and sighed. Just in case, he had checked twice, but if he was not able to lay hands on them immediately, there could be only one explanation, and that was Sirius.

Peter always asked first, and more often than not, James did, too. Sirius, though, had a bad habit of treating everything in their dorm room like his personal property, and for some reason this seemed to apply most especially to Remus's things.


(Chapter Six: Trespassers Will Be Hexed)

[Prologue I] [Prologue II]
[Chapter One] [Chapter Two] [Chapter Three] [Chapter Four] [Chapter Five]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - MWPP - Conspiracy)
Title: A Conspiracy of Cartographers (1966-1972)
Status: ~93000
Rating: T
Genre: Drama, Coming-of-Age
Characters: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Lily Evans, Severus Snape, and many others....
Pairings: Remus/Sirius pre-slash, other pairings implied or mentioned
Summary: A young wizard with a secret comes to Hogwarts and discovers that making friends is not so impossible as he thought.
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Slytherin - SS - The Plot Bunny)
I am being bunnied to death, and it's going to make me rework my whole personal vision of HP canon. Oog. Well, not the whole thing, exactly, but there are some very major facts that I am going to have to account for in any of my fic involving Snape, Lily or Remus.
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Slytherin - RB/SS - So HAWT!)
Title: That Awful Boy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 6005 (oneshot)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Teen, Het, Smut
Warnings: Underage sex, mind-altering drugs potions
Characters: Severus, Lily, Harlow "Harry" Evans, Rose Evans, Petunia
Pairing(s): Severus/Lily
Synopsis: In the summer before their seventh year, Lily and Severus attempt to renew their friendship with mixed results.
Timeline: August 1977
Disclaimer: I am not J. K. Rowling. I own nothing. Please don't sue me.
Author's Note: This story is dedicated to anyone who remembers what it was like to be seventeen.
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Founders - The Founders Chronicle)
I've spent the last few days immersed in Sirius's death, since that's the part of the book we're up to on deathly_cntdwn and read_hp, and I've been doing something I didn't expect to be doing for a long time. I've been taking notes on the (as yet untitled) R/S fic I'm planning to write which is set between the end of GoF and the end of OotP. Yes, at some point I subconsciously decided I was going to follow the adventures of my OTP from Prisoner of Azkaban until the end of their respective lives. So, just letting you know that's in the works right now. In fact, it's probably time I did a mental tidy update/progress report on planned and in-progress fics.

In Progress
The Education of Madeleine Yaxley - 2/5 chapters written. This story is my special pet, and I don't expect other people to read it, since it's an OC fic.
The Tropical Adventures of Moony and Padfoot - 7/10 chapters written. This is coming along really nicely. Sirius keeps jumping off the page and telling me what he wants to do next.
The Art of Longing - Longish oneshot, partially done. My piece explaining the Remus/Tonks 'ship. I may work on this sooner than I thought, since I am, as I said above, currently immersed in Sirius's death and its aftermath.
The Power of Two - 9/12 chapters written. I should get off my lazy arse and finish this, shouldn't I? It's been in progress since before HBP for God's sake!
The Night Before - 1/3 chapters written. Spinoff of The Power of Two. I am putting all the smut here to keep PoT to a PG-13 rating.

Planned
The Founders Chronicle - 24 chapters planned. My epic medieval fic which will draw on much of what I learned studying Medieval history at university in Scotland. I have very high hopes for this story. I just hope I can get some people to read it!
That Awful Boy - Oneshot. My Severus/Lily fic, aka "why Petunia hates magic". I only have vague ideas about the plot of this one. *
Magpie Lewis and the Mirror of Ravenclaw - In the spirit of Indiana Jones, I bring you a wizarding archaeologist. This is another OC labour of love for me, but I do hope someone will read it, because I think it's going to be fun.
[Untitled R/S Fic] - This is the one set during OotP. I have lots of notes and lots of thoughts, but not much of a plan yet.

* I lied. I just mocked up an outline as well as this )
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - JP/LE PP HP - Secret Keeper)
Title: Secret Keepers
Wordcount: ~21,000
Rating: M
Warning: Violence, death, Dark magic
Genre: Drama
Characters: Lily Potter, James Potter, Peter Pettigrew, Harry Potter, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Albus Dumbledore, Madeleine Yaxley (OC), Voldemort, Mrs Pettigrew, Rubeus Hagrid, Arthur Weasley
Pairings: James/Lily, Remus/Sirius, Peter/OC
Summary: In the final days of the First Wizarding War, Lily resorts to Dark magic, James is not a hero, Peter justifies himself, Harry sees all but understands nothing, and everyone has secrets to keep. (Autumn 1981)
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - JP/LE PP HP - Secret Keeper)
Title: There is a War (February 1978 - August 1980)
Wordcount: ~23000
Rating: M
Warning: violence, rape
Genre: Drama, Romance
Characters: Lily Evans, James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Rabastan Lestrange, Severus Snape, Alice Longbottom, Marlene McKinnon, Dorcas Meadowes, Vernon Dursley, Petunia Dursley, Andromeda Tonks, Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, Joseph Potter (OC), MLE Detective Cassandra Clarke (OC), Midwife Renata (OC)
Pairings: James/Lily, Remus/Sirius
Summary: A kiss, a rape, a tragedy, a night of passion, a wedding, a pregnancy, a prophecy, a narrow escape, and a birth. The true story of the romance of James Potter and Lily Evans. (February 1978 - August 1980)
Note: There is a War lyrics are property of Leonard Cohen.
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - JP/LE PP HP - Secret Keeper)
I wrote much of this in a sleep-deprived state in the Charlotte, NC airport and on the plane between there and London. I hope there aren't too many mistakes.

Title: There is a War - Part 3/4: You Can Still Get Married
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit
Rating: PG-13 for some language and suggestive discussion
Word Count: 6077 (yes, it kinda got away from me)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Pairing(s): James/Lily, Remus/Sirius, Frank/Alice, Dorcas Meadows/Sturgis Podmore, Vernon/Petunia
Other Characters: Marlene McKinnon, Andromeda Tonks, Peter, Madam Rosmerta
Synopsis: Why James and Lily married, and the events surrounding their wedding, including a wedding toast from Padfoot.
Timeline: November - December 1979
Disclaimer: I am not J. K. Rowling. I own nothing. Don't sue me and I won't 'Sue you. There is a War lyrics are property of Leonard Cohen.
Author's Note: Part One and Part Two can be found on my website. Feedback is my drug of choice. As usual, please report any errors or inconsistencies.


(You Can Still Get Married)
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - JP/LE PP HP - Secret Keeper)
I'm writing tonight, and I have two questions I need some help with, but don't have my books handy. Anyone know offhand:

1) Did James and Lily know about the prophecy?

2) In order to Apparate, do you have to know where you are as well as where you are going?


Edit: Only on [livejournal.com profile] babb_chronicles will you find gems like this one:

“Since you were born of a pregnant man, you must have the male pregnancy gene! You can reincarnate Sirius if you let him impregnate you! But this would only work if you are really a virgin. If not, both of you will die.”

BWAHAHAHAHAHA....
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - JP/LE PP HP - Secret Keeper)
Tonight, I've been working on There is a War, my story about how James and Lily got together. I posted parts one and two on my webpage a while back, and tonight I've written seven pages of part three, which amount to three short scenes. There's still a lot to do, but I think I am done for tonight. I wouldn't normally do this, but I'm so pleased with how well it's going that I thought I would post the first little scene as a teaser for the section, so here it is. Incidentally, I named James's parents after my sister and her boyfriend.

There is a War, Part 3: You Can Still Get Married - PG, James/Lily, Frank/Alice, Dorcas Meadows/Sturgis Podmore )

Weird

Jan. 1st, 2006 12:38 pm
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - JP/LE PP HP - Secret Keeper)
I've been removed as maintainer of [livejournal.com profile] lily_centric and I have no idea why. Weird.
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - JP/LE PP HP - Secret Keeper)
I have just corrected a fairly major oversite in the fandom. There is now *finally* a community dedicated solely to Harry's wonderful mother, Lily Evans Potter. If you're a Lily fan, please come join [livejournal.com profile] lily_centric. Thank you!

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