Holy Crap!

Oct. 26th, 2013 01:57 pm
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
Dear picascribit,

I am writing to inform you that you've been nominated for the following
category for the Fall-Winter 2013 Round of The HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards
(hpfanficfanpoll . livejournal . com):

SHIP: SIRIUS BLACK X ANY CHARACTER
CATEGORY: BEST A/U for "Highland Fling"





THE HP FANFIC FAN POLL AWARDS - FALL-WINTER ROUND 2013
Rules, Timelines, and How to Nominate a Fic

To Make Nominations/Ask Questions: hpfanficfanpollmod@gmail.com
Nomination period: October 1st - October 28th, 2013
Voting period: November 1st - December 31st, 2013
Winners announced: by January 10th, 2014




ETA: I just realised my story is probably not eligible for consideration, since it was finished before the allowable time period. :( Ah, well. Still cool to be nominated.

pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
I didn't forget about Tuesday this time; I was just sitting on this post until I had something to give you guys. So here's the news of the week:

1) PDF ebook of the original 2005 version of Padfoot's Tale in all its cringe-worthy glory!

2) PDF ebook of Highland Fling! This is a newly-edited version, with a few small changes, including a short scene added to the end of Chapter One. It may be a cheesy romance, but this is easily one of the stories I am proudest of. (NOTE: New versions of Ch 4-11 are not up on the website yet. Coming soon!) Up now!

3) Last but certainly not least, NEW FIC! Allow me to present an itty-bitty, fluffy sequel to Highland Fling, which I just wrote this morning:

Title: Wolf Stone Jewelers
Author: [personal profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~710
Rating: K+
Warnings: Scottish!Remus, American!Sirius
Genre: Fluffy romance, present-day non-magic AU
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Summary: Flufftastic fluff! What more do you really need to know?
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
I'm working on the next chapter, but for now, I wanted to offer this mix of songs to go along with the story, one song for each chapter (the same one with a verse included at the beginning of each chapter). Most of them are traditional Scottish folk songs, so you can probably find lots of great versions of them. Due to the wonders of the folk process, the versions listed below do not necessarily contain the lyrics I used for the story. I thought some of you might enjoy this.

Highland Fling fanmix:
The Rambling Rover - Silly Wizard
Whiskey, You're the Devil - The Pogues
Wild Mountain Thyme - Judy Collins & Pete Seeger
As I Cam O'er the Cairneymount - Gill Bowman
Ae Fond Kiss - The Corries
Loch Lomond - The Corries
The Wild Rover - Dropkick Murphys
The Valley of Strathmore - Silly Wizard
Black is the Colour of My True Love's Hair - Joan Baez
Auld Lang Syne - Barenaked Ladies
Golden, Golden - Silly Wizard
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
OK, so I've come to terms with the fact that there is no earthly way I can squeeze out a chapter of ACOC today and also get the sleep I need to function. Yes, I suck. Here, have some puppy-lovin' instead.

Title: Highland Fling (3/8?)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~7500 and counting…
Rating: M (getting there...)
Warnings: Hot M/M sex, Scottish Remus, American Sirius
Genre: Total romance novel, present-day non-magic AU
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Summary: The summer before college, Sirius goes backpacking through Scotland in order to escape his family's expectations. In a small village in the Highlands, an unexpected flirtation turns his whole world upside down.
Note: I've added a glossary of Scots terms to the bottom of all posted chapters. Some of them may be obvious, but I have no idea what's intuitive for other people, especially non-native English speakers. Hope it helps!
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.


Excerpt:
His Aunt Fiona raised her eyebrows. "And how's it goin' wi' your laddie?"

Remus blushed and looked away. "I dinna ken. I think maybe I was wrong aboot him."

"The wa' he was lookin' at ye last night?" His aunt chuckled. "He couldna keep his een off ye! Nay, he fancies ye, right enough."

He made a face. "Weel, could ye tell him that? I dinna think he kens it, himself."


(Chapter Three: Amang the Bloomin' Heather)

[first chapter]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Marauder's Map)
Question: I know not everyone is familiar with spoken or written Scots dialect. Would anyone like me to include some sort of glossary to make Remus's speech more intelligible?

Title: Highland Fling (2/8?) (now with pictures!)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pica_scribit (complete fic archive)
Word Count: ~4400 and counting….
Rating: M (but…er…not yet)
Warnings: Hot M/M sex, Scottish Remus, American Sirius
Genre: Total romance novel, present-day non-magic AU
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Fiona Lupin (OC), Maggie Lewis (OC)
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Summary: The summer before college, Sirius goes backpacking through Scotland in order to escape his family's expectations. In a small village in the Highlands, an unexpected flirtation turns his whole world upside down.
Note: An enormous THANK YOU to my Scot-picker, [livejournal.com profile] _jenc_, whose diligence keeps me from embarrassing myself in public (at least, anymore than I already do), and who has encouraged me and given great comment for years. This one's for you, babe!
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the sole property of J. K. Rowling. I own nothing except my own ideas, and make no profit. No copyright infringement is intended.


Excerpt:
He could tell right away that the third whiskey was something special. The aroma was completely different from that of the previous two, and when he brought it to his lips, the smooth, smoky flavor was like nothing he had ever tasted before. It sang in his throat without any of the burn the other liquor had carried.

When he lowered the glass, Remus was watching him. "Well?"

Sirius nodded. "It's good."

"Aye, it is."

Remus raised his own glass, closing his eyes and savoring the whiskey in his mouth for a long moment before swallowing. His tongue darted out to collect a drop that lingered on his lower lip, and Sirius realized he was staring again. He quickly buried his nose in his own glass before Remus could notice. If he didn't stop doing that, the other man might start to think he was gay, too, when really he was only a bit tipsy, and happened to be enjoying Remus's company.


(Chapter Two: Whiskey, You're the Devil)

[Chapter One]
pica_scribit: (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Tender)
Some of you probably saw this posted to my journal the other day, but it just *won't leave me alone* so I've given it its own page now, and might be working ever so slightly on Chapter Two tonight. ([livejournal.com profile] _jenc_, you still okay to Scot-pick for me?)

Title: Highland Fling
Word Count: In progress...
Rating: M
Warnings: Scottish Remus, American Sirius, mention of past sexual assault and cottaging
Genre: Romance, present-day non-magic AU
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Summary: The summer before college, Sirius goes backpacking through Scotland in order to escape his family's expectations. In a small village in the Highlands, an unexpected flirtation turns his whole world upside down.


Excerpt:
"Auntie Fiona likes a bit o' help wi' the tourists, but honestly, I was just needin' to get away for a bit."

Sirius raised his glass in salute to the idea. "Right there with you. Do they not want you to do Geology or something?" He had warred long and hard with his own parents over his decision to minor in a "useless" subject like Art History.

"Nay, they were fine aboot the course," said Remus slowly. "It was more the other thing. Me wantin' to shag blokes. They dinna think much o' that."
pica_scribit: Pica Pica (Gryffindor - RL/SB - Hermione)
This is mostly for [livejournal.com profile] _jenc_, who offered to Scotpick for me, but you know how I like to share. It's the start of a non-magic, present-day R/S romance that began its life as a piece of original fiction (with different character names, obviously, though they were always Remus and Sirius in my head) that was going to be submitted to an online contest for romance novels to be published as e-books, but I never got around to submitting it. As much as anything else, it's intended to be a love letter from me to Scotland, which I miss rather desperately. This is all there is at the moment, but it's something I'm planning to get back to once I finish ACOC, Year Two.

Highland Fling )

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