iesika: (Default)
 Fishes Die Not of Cold

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairings: Snape/Potter, Lupin/Potter
Summary: Snape should know better than to form a working hypothesis without proper observation.
Warnings: This story will contain sexual scenes and depictions of gore and animal cruelty, though not at the same time. This is a work in progress.

Chapter Three

Cut )
iesika: (magic)
Fishes Die Not of Cold

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairings: Snape/Potter, Lupin/Potter
Summary: Snape should know better than to form a working hypothesis without proper observation.
Warnings: This story will contain sexual scenes and depictions of gore and animal cruelty, though not at the same time. This is a work in progress.

Chapter Two: In which Snape Gets (Un)Settled


cut )
iesika: (magic)
Fishes Die Not of Cold

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairings: Snape/Potter, Lupin/Potter
Summary: Snape should know better than to form a working hypothesis without proper observation.
Warnings: This story will contain sexual scenes and depictions of gore and animal cruelty, though not at the same time. This is a work in progress.

Chapter One – In which Snape receives an Offer He Cannot Refuse
Cut )
iesika: (magic)
Fishes Die Not of Cold

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairings: Snape/Potter, Lupin/Potter
Summary: Snape should know better than to form a working hypothesis without proper observation.
Warnings: This story will contain sexual scenes and depictions of gore and animal cruelty, though not at the same time. This is a work in progress.

I frequently write little bits of stories in my class notebooks and on pieces of scrap paper, and then never look at them again. This story started as one of those bits. I found a piece of folded typing paper while cleaning my car, and it held what would become the opening chapter of this story. The only problem was, it ended rather abruptly, and I had no idea what I’d intended to follow from that point.

I tossed the snippit around a bit, posted it on my livejournal as “The Mystery Potion Thing,” and finally remembered what I’d intended. And I liked it. I couldn’t think of why I hadn’t written more of it. What’s more, I was in the middle of reading a most excellent book, The Elements of Murder, by John Emsley, which had me in an alchemical frame of mind. So, I wrote more. At the time of this writing, I’m a few chapters in and really liking how it’s going. I’m setting myself the modest goal of a chapter every week, until I start fall classes, at least.

Wish me luck.

To Chapter One
iesika: (dork)
I've worked on Fishes a bit more, and have just now returned from the library where I've learned how hard it is to find books on alchemy or herbalism that are actually historical. All I wanted was a good medieval herbal... Everything I found on medicinal herbs was from 1970 or later, and very new-agey. The stuff about alchemy was limited to brief treatments of what the classic chemists got right and wrong, which, while interesting, isn't what I wanted AT ALL. I went in there with very specific books in mind (Huáng Dì Nèi Jíng, de materia medica libri quinque, Abu Hanifa ad-Dinawari's Book of Plants, etc - I really wanted a particular Aztec book, but I don't think it's actually in publication) and didn't find a one of them. I did, however, find a lovely biography of Paracelsus, A very good historical Herbal of plants used in Native American medicine, and, find of finds, a reprint of a 1865 book documenting the threat of Lycanthropy. Ooh, and something about the history of science with Gould listed as an author, which I grabbed just to read his chapter, because I am a shameless fangirl.

On the subject of my shameless fangirling, now that I'm thinking about it: I've noticed this, about myself, that whatever I'm interested in becomes a weird obsession that makes me squee, to the point that I have favorite primatolagists and early Cambrian animals and strains of superhot emergent tropical diseases. When I read a reference to the thing or person or their work, I freak out. Ooo! Someone mentioned Frans De Waal! Let me squee about the merging of primatology and ethology! Anamalocaris's mouthparts were mistaken for shrimp and jellyfish! Sure it's scary that Ebola Reston was isolated in Virginia and Pennsylvania, but Ebola Zaïre has a 90% mortality rate! I think there is something wrong in my brain that overloads the "I Recognize This" function and makes me go haywire. ^_^; I don't know what it is. I have favorite chemical elements, for the love of Pete!


iesika: (Default)
I've done a bit of soul searching, lately, spurred on by Brother, and have decided to make a commitment to getting into shape. I'm not talking about anything as intense as [personal profile] caerfree's situp challenges, mind; I'm currently overweight to an unhealthy degree, and far too sedentary. I'm making modifications to my diet, primarily by measuring and recording what I'm eating, and I'm joining the local YMCA, where I intend to go excercise (mostly cardio) for 30-45 minutes three times during the week, and longer on Sunday (I think I will sign up for an aquatic resistance group thing, and maybe a spinning class or something similar). I'll be weighing in once a week, on Sundays. I've been taking walks with Brother, rather sporadically, but it's hard to do at 90+ degrees and 90%+humidity. Indoor/aquatic excercise will be much, much more pleasant and thus more sustainable. 

 On a completely unrelated note, I picked up Fishes Die Not Of Cold (formerly the Mystery Potion Thing) this morning and have worked on it a lot, today. I brought it with me to spanish class because I tend to get ahead of the class when we're doing in class writing exercises, and I wrote on it a bit - then had a strange moment where I had to slam my notebook shut because my teacher was walking around looking over everyone's shoulders at their work and I didn't want her to see I'd been writing about sodomy.  Then I realized I was writing about sodomy in the middle of Spanish class, and I quietly broke down into giggles. 

Anyway, if anyone is interested, Fishes is progressing, slowly but surely, and I intend to work on it more, tonight. I've got the first three chapters roughed and a pretty fully fleshed outline of what's going to happen, though there's a bit of a hole about 1/3 of the way in, where I need to figure out how to get Harry asleep sitting next to Snape so that he can Notice Something, and also I need to actually figure out how Snape is going to make what he's making, and how he should go about figuring out how to make it. There will be graphic animal testing and live vivisection - I do know that much. Because,  you know... Snape.
iesika: (Default)
From [personal profile] caerfree:
meme )

If anyone is interested, Mystery Potion Thing, AKA Fishes Die Not of Cold, is getting longer. Snape now knows what potion he's supposed to make, though he has only vague ideas of how to go about it. He is, however, very impressed with his laboratory, and has decided to milk Harry for all he's worth. I've hand written, edited, rewritten and reedited, but I haven't typed it all up yet. I'm hoping to do so tomorrow, since I'm off work. Would anyone be willing to look over the first "chapter" for me? I'm really awful at spotting errors in my own writing - I find more every time I go back to 

Profile

iesika: (Default)
iesika

March 2011

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516 1718 19
202122232425 26
27282930 31  

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jun. 23rd, 2017 03:31 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios