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[sticky post]MOD POST: Tags for the Numbers Challenge 2018
Hi everyone, we are super excited that people are starting to post for the NUMBERS GAME 2018 fest.

Always use the subject title for the ficathon stories as:

Example: Ficathon: When Harry Met Sirius (Harry/Sirius)

Please use the following tags, and only the following tags:

1. .fest: number game 2018
2. user: (your name) - if you don't have a user tag, no worries, we'll create one for you after you've posted. Example: user: digthewriter
3. pairing: ginny/pansy (or whatever it is, if it doesn't exist, we'll create one for you)
4. *slash or *femmeslash or *het or *gen

Please use an LJ-CUT. (What's an LJ CUT?) or post the story on your journal/ao3 and leave a link with the header.

Feel free to cross post your entries to our DREAMWIDTH page. Also post to our AO3 collection.

Please use the following header:

Don't forget to add: <lj-cut text="TITLE OF STORY"> after your Author's notes in your HTML code. This will make the mod: sirmioneforever's job a million times easier. She's single handedly running this fest and replying to all notes and emails. If you have any questions, ask below, and I'll try to help you as much as I can.

Thank you!

Ficathon: Reckless Love, (Hermione/Rabastan)
Title: Reckless Love
Author: sirmioneforever
Pairing: Hermione/Rabastan
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 485 words
Summary: It was getting harder and harder to leave him, and one day Hermione thought that she might not do. Even if it meant that she had to leave her whole life behind it would be worth it if she had Rabastan by her side
Author's Notes: For the prompts Title: Reckless Love and "I love you. I know I'm not supposed to, but I do," on the Hogwarts forum on ff.

Reckless Love

Ficathon: The Planning Stage (Alicia/Charlie)
Title: The Planning Stage
Author: themightyflynn
Pairing: Alicia Spinnet/Charlie Weasley
Rating: G
Word Count: 450
Summary: Charlie’s mind wanders while Alicia plans out their flat.
Author's Notes: Just a bit of plotless, domestic fluff. When I saw these pairings, I swore I couldn’t write any of the, but these two seem to fit with a bit of fluff quite nicely!
Thanks to the mods for running this again! Read on Ao3

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Five Tips for Brewing the Best Cup
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Title: Five Tips for Brewing the Best Cup
Author: alisanne
Rating: PG
Pairing: Gregory Goyle/Ernie Macmillan.
Word Count: ~2250
Warnings: Angst, romance.
A/N: Written for hp_coffeehouse's prompt # 13: "5 Tips for brewing the best cup”, and for the 2018 rarepair_shorts Number's Game featuring the pairing Gregory Goyle/Ernie Macmillan.
Beta(s): sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Five Tips for Brewing the Best Cup on LJ/IJ/DW.

Below the Surface
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Title: Below the Surface
Author: alisanne
Rating: PG
Word count: 100 x 6
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/pairings: Eloise Midgen/Angelina Johnson.
Challenge: Written for femslash100's prompt 596: Below, and for another of my assigned pairings at rarepair_shorts' Number's Game. :)
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Beta(s): sevfan and emynn.
Authors Notes: Eloise flies below the radar.

Read Below the Surface on LJ/IJ/DW.

Birthday Bash
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Title: Birthday Bash
Author: alisanne
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: George Weasley/Narcissa Malfoy.
Word Count: 1790
Warnings: Mild angst.
A/N: Written for hp_het's April prompt: April Fools, and as another of my fills in the 's Number's game, pairing: George Weasley/Narcissa Malfoy.
Beta(s): sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Birthday Bash on LJ/IJ/DW.

Drabble: Feisty Wake Up (Draco/Bill)
Title: Feisty Wake Up
Character Pairing: Bill Weasley/Draco Malfoy
Prompt: far too early
Rating: Pg-13
Word Count: 271
Summary: Draco is not a morning person, Bill likes to annoy him.
Author's Notes: No warning apply.
Link to Prompt Table: Check my table here

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Three weeks to go
Hello everyone!

This is just a reminder that the Number Game Ficathon ends in three weeks time on 7th May. Sign ups end on the 5th May to give you some time to be able to write something.

We have had some great submissions so far so feel free to check them out.

Where Bravery Dwells, by silverlioness80 , Hermione/Godric, M
Pleasures in the Night by dramioneinlove, Molly/Nymphadora, M
Under the Facade, by sirmioneforever, Rabastan/Narcissa, PG
A Cobra Strikes, by silverlioness80, Hermione/Blaise,T
Rule-Breaking by nereycamille, Hermione/Dumbledore, G
A Touch of the Piquant, by purplefluffycat, Severus/Porpentina, PG
Magic of the Night, by sirmioneforever, Hermione/Sirius, M
Assistance Assured, by alisanne, Bloody Baron/Lucius Malfoy, R
Together, by sirmioneforever, Rabastan/Antonin, M
Not So Plain Percy, by alisanne, Percy/Lee, PG

Not So Plain Percy
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Title: Not So Plain Percy
Author: alisanne
Rating: PG
Pairing: Percy Weasley/Lee Jordan.
Word Count: 730 (365 x 2)
Warnings: Mild angst.
A/N: Written for hogwarts365's prompt # 237: A Garden visit with a view, Disorder, Expressions, and for one of my fills in the rarepair_shorts' Number's game.
Beta(s): sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Not So Plain Percy on LJ/IJ/DW.

Ficathon: Together, Rabastan/Antonin
Title: Together
Author: sirmioneforever
Pairing: Rabastan/Antonin
Rating: M
Word Count: 441 words
Summary: Rabastan couldn’t believe what he was hearing and turned around so they were face to face.
Author's Notes: contains nudity an implied sexual situations. not beta'd.


Assistance Assured
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Title: Assistance Assured
Author: alisanne
Rating: R
Pairing: Bloody Baron/Lucius Malfoy.
Word Count: 730 (365 x 2)
Warnings: Mild angst.
A/N: Written for hogwarts365's prompt # 238: Timid, Balance, Conceptual, and for one of my fills in the rarepair_shorts's Number's game.
Beta(s): sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Assistance Assured on LJ/IJ/DW.

Ficathon: Magic of the Night, Hermione/Sirius
Title: Magic of the Night
Author: sirmioneforever
Pairing: Hermione/Sirius
Rating: M
Word Count: 1038
Summary: It seemed that even though midnight had passed and all the charms and concealments had been removed, the magic of the night still lived on.
Author's Notes: beta'd by Smurfgirlz. Was also for another challenge which was to write about something ending at midnight so it's heavily influenced by Cinderella.

Magic of the Night

Drabble: Gone Mad, Harry/Astoria
Title: Gone Mad
Pairing: Harry/Astoria
Prompt: mad world
Rating: PG
Word Count: 387 words
Summary: I just feel like the whole world has gone completely mad
Author's Notes: not beta'd
Link to Prompt Table: Table

Gone Mad

Ficathon: A Touch of the Piquant (Severus Snape/Porpentina Scamander)
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Title: A Touch of the Piquant
Author: purplefluffycat
Pairing: Severus Snape/Porpentina Scamander
Rating: PG
Word Count: About 1000

Summary: Severus first spotted her across a room packed with dullards: an interesting woman.

Author's Notes: When first issued with my mystery pairings, I confess my reaction was, "...?!?" - but then, with a little time, this idea grew on me. I think of it as channelling my favourite Snape/McGonagall vibe - perhaps even more so ;-)

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FICATHON: Rule-Breaking (Hermione Granger/Albus Dumbledore)
Title: Rule-Breaking
Author: nereycamille
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Albus Dumbledore
Rating: G
Word Count: 876
Summary: As he tours the castle, Albus Dumbledore makes a surprising discovery.
Author's Notes: Thanks to the lovely sirmioneforever for running the Number Game Fest! When I got my pairings, this image of Hermione struck my mind and I just had to write it. Enjoy :D

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FICATHON: A Cobra Strikes (Hermione/Blaise)
My Miss Granger

Title: A Cobra Strikes

Pairing: Hermione/Blaise Zabini

Rating: T

Word Count: 2493

Summary: The problem with the Slug Club is that, you are constantly meant to be dating. Hermione despises McClaggan with all her heart, Ron seems to think Lavender’s tongue is more interesting than anything else, Harry won’t fess up to his feelings for Ginny so has been asking Luna as his plus one as she and Harry have become friends – that leaves Hermione only two suitable choices, Neville (sweet and kind but more a little brother than anything else) or Blaise Zabini – the mystical, enigmatical dark Italian Wizard that somehow sends her knees quivering and not necessarily in fear …

Author's Notes: UST, AU

The horrible thing about the Slug Club, Hermione found, was the perpetual need to date. The man seemed to care more for romantic attachments between his elder students, and what the younger students could bring to him in the near future. She never thought she’d say this, but she missed Professor Snape in the dungeons, at least he took the subject seriously. He, however, was living the dream as a DADA professor and damn her for not wanting to deprive the man of that. Also damn her for thinking he was the best man for the job.

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Ficathon: Under the Facade, (Rabastan/Narcissa)
Title: Under the Facade
Author: sirmioneforever
Pairing: Rabastan/Narcissa
Rating: PG
Word Count: 540 words
Summary: She had wanted the whole world to think of her as innocent and she played the part of an ingenue well.
Author's Notes: This is also for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Creative Collection on ffn. The prompt for that was ingenue.

Under the Facade

Mod Post: Flaming and Rules Update
This post is a reminder to all members of the community that flaming of any kind is not allowed.

Feedback and constructive criticism is always welcome, but to comment or send a pm to the author tearing into them, and the story they wrote will not be tolerated. Anyone who is found to have written flames will be given a warning, and if they do it again they will be banned from the community permanently.

We understand that there are several themes and subjects which are triggers and people will be upset when they see them posted. We ask that you scroll past them rather than reading and flaming. This is the reason why we ask authors to make sure they list all appropriate warnings in the header, and why we ask readers to read each warning carefully. If you don’t like something, then please don’t read it.

There are virtually no rules limiting the content of stories posted to the community, and we don’t want to have to put restrictions on authors as we feel that they should be able to express themselves how they want to. That being said, if you see a story with a warning or subject matter that greatly concerns you then please contact us mods first. Do not contact the author and please don’t report it to LJ before you’ve spoken to us. I am sure that a solution could be found before you do something that extreme.

Other updates:

We have decided that if you write an NC17 story that you post it to your own journal and then just post the header and link to the community rather than posting it directly.

All changes are effective immediately, and the rules page will be changed to reflect this.

We don't enjoy making posts like these, and we hope that we never have to again.

The Mods

FICATHON: Pleasures In The Night (Molly Weasley/Nymphadora Tonks)
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FICATHON: Where Bravery Dwells (Hermione/Godric)
My Miss Granger

Title: Where Bravery Dwells

Pairing: Hermione/Godric

Rating: M

Word Count: 2,494 

Summary: Hermione needs comfort when she finds Ron has kissed Lavender Brown, her dorm mate and ditzy friend. She rushes to the ROR – Otherwise known as Room of Requirement or the Come and Go Room. What Hermione did not expect was that the room can come from a different time era and go to another one. She meets Godric Gryffindor and, well, the connotations brings on an entirely new meaning to the term Come and Go! (I fancast him as Nick Brimble in the early 90’s)

Author's Notes: Smut, Sex, Historical Language, older man/younger woman

How could he? Hermione’s eyes stung from the free fall of tears from her eyes. How? She had never known heartbreak until she watched her boyhood crush kiss her ditzy friend and dorm-mate. Lavender knew how Hermione felt for Ron, yet that did not stop her! Before she knew it, she reached the stupid tapestry of the loony wizard trying to teach trolls ballet! She huffed and paced three times back and forth. Not even registering her vague mutterings of: Not here, not now. Not Here, not now. Not Here, Not Now!

The area glowed. A large oak door with iron hinges and a lion’s head holding a round knocker formed. She giggled a little as the lion’s eyes sparkled ruby red. She knocked three times as was the rule in magical worlds entry ways. 

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Mod Post: Number Games Sign Up Post

Hello everyone!

This is the sign up post for the Number Game. Please refer to this post for the rules, headers, and tags.

Here is a reminder of what you have to do:

1. Choose option # 1 or, option # 2.
2.Option # 1 [easy]: Select one character you feel comfortable working with.
Option # 2 [hard]: Leave the pairings you get entirely up to chance.

3. Reply to this post using the following form:

-Specify whether you'd like to take Option # 1 or Option # 2. If taking Option # 1, name the character you'd like to work with.
-If taking Option # 1, give us seven numbers (1-74 for males, 1-62 for females). After each number, specify whether you'd like het, slash, or femmeslash.
-If taking Option # 2, give us seven pairs of numbers. After each pair, specify whether you'd like het, slash, or femmeslash. If choosing het, the first number will correspond to a male character, and the second number will correspond to a female character.

Here's a couple of example forms:

1. Option # 1 - Zacharias Smith
2. 1 [het], 4 [het], 18 [het], 25 [slash], 36 [slash], 38 [slash], 73 [het]

1. Option # 2
2. 1/3 [slash], 12/9 [slash], 58/34 [het], 22/22 [het], 45/35 [het],55/31 [femmeslash], 5/18 [femmeslash]

4. We will give you your characters/pairings excluding the non-rare ones.

5. The minimum word count is 300 words and the maximum is 2500 words.

We will also respond to your sign ups when we can, but you shouldn't have to wait more than 24 hours for us to get back to you.

We hope that you have fun, and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

The Mods

FICLET: Date (Ginny/Pansy)
Title: Date
Character Pairing: Ginny Weasley/Pansy Parkinson
Prompt: I'll be your... something-or-other
Rating: PG
Word Count: 575
Summary: Ginny asks Pansy out.
Author's Notes: I wanted to go all high school with this one. :D
Link to Prompt Table: here

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Mod Announcement: Number Game Fest 2018

This is NOT the signing up post. The signing up post will go up on the 5th March.

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Mod Announcement: Clean Up
Hello everyone!

We decided to clean up the approved claims table and remove any that hadn't been written for in three years or more. If you are one of the members who have been removed and you would still like to write for your claim then pm us and we will re-add it for you. If a pairing you want has been deleted and is still deleted in a weeks time then please feel free to claim it. We are asking you to wait a week incase the originaal claimer wants it to be re-added.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind authors to post their fics to the community either under an lj-cut, or a link to their journal. There were a few instances where I had to search on peoples journals to find out when their claim was last written.

Thank you,

the Mods


MOD POST - ao3 collection
Hi everyone, first of all, I want to thank sirmioneforever for single-handedly running the Winter Rare Pair Exchange Fest last two years in a row (!!), she did a great job. Also, I wanted to point you to our AO3 COLLECTION. Feel free to add your works there if you so wish.



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