January 5th, 2016

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Snowflake Challenge: Day 4

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Day 4

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Title: Reasons Why Severus Snape Hates the Class of ’98 (that have very little to do with Harry Potter) (3)
Characters/Pairing: Severus Snape, Patil twins
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Absurdity
Word count: Drabble series; 200 in this installment
Summary: Reasons why Severus Snape hates the class of ’98 that have little or nothing to do with Harry Potter.
A/N: 1&2. Suggestions welcome.


Everyone expected the Weasley twins to switch places. It was a running gag.

No one expected the Patil twins to do it too.

Severus caught on first, a few months into their first year. Miss Patil of Gryffindor turned in her first perfect potion. As Severus looked up, he knew. Something—the neatly tied-back hair?—clued him in.

“Miss Patil,” he said as she brewed next class.

“Yes, sir?” Eyes widened in that oh-so-innocent way the Gryffindor-Patil affected.

“Miss Padma Patil,” he said, quieter still. “You are excused from class.”

They improved. Even the Gryffindor-Patil wasn’t stupid, as much as she pretended sometimes. Through the years, he identified them from: hair; mannerisms; knife-work; even scent.

They corrected every time, once they figured it out. At some point, it became a challenge for them, he suspected.

“How do ye find out, Severus?” Minerva asked once. He’d mentioned he’d sent Ravenclaw-Patil out of class again. Other staff knew, now, that the twins occasionally did it in their classes too but could rarely catch them.

His mouth opened, closed. There was no way he could tell Minerva McGonagall that he currently caught them because Parvati Patil wore a perkier brassiere than her twin.
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Snowflake Challenge: Day 5

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Day 5

Leave feedback for a fanwork. Or multiple fanworks. It can be as simple as I liked this to a detailed list of all the things you loved about the fanwork. The key is to leave some sort of feedback.

If you've already left feedback in the course of a previous challenge, it totally counts. But you're free to leave more feedback.

Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!" If you feel so inclined, leave a link to the fanwork you left feedback for so others can check it out.

I tend to do this anyway, but I definitely left a couple of reviews today. However, it was on my phone, so no linking here.