For a long time (years and years), I've avoided fanfics. They tend to be seriously badly written and contain grammar so bad it would make your grandma cry.
Last week things changed.
I was so bored at work, I went poking around for something to read. A random Googling of 'Harry Potter' brought me to a fanfic site (fictionalley.org), and from there I found the most amazing story ever. The First Piece of Silver (warning: man-man kissin'. Don't click if you'll twitch.). After sending the URL to a number of folks I knew would like it (hi free_basing and evil_grayson!), I checked out the author's LJ (isiscolo).
Ahhhhh. isiscolo is like a filter: She writes great stuff, so she tends not to link to crap. She linked to Shade More Than Man, which I stayed up way too late last night reading. (Snape/Black slash, more than kissing. You've been warned.) Snape/Black. Hell, Snape/anything. Who'd think that worked? But wow, well written, and it does indeed make sense and work.
Since Shade More Than Man is NC17 rated, I can't read it at work (whine, whine), so googling I went again. Link lead to link, and I found this: the Severus Snape Fuh-q Fest. Now that's some funny (and wrong!) reading. It's a contest to write slash pairing Snape with various other characters from the HP books. How about Snape and Fluffy (the three headed dog), Snape and Fang (Hagrid's dog), Snape and a Dementor, or
Snape and a broomstick?
I'm a whole lot less bored at work today!