The Snarry Reader

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Name: The Snarry Reader (also "The Essential Snarry Reader")
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Dates: 2005-present (last update July 2013)
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Fandom: Harry Potter
URL: The Snarry Reader; archive link
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The Snarry Reader is a Snape/Harry website, a fan resource.

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It contains links to stories, art, and meta. It hosted Snarry Fests and conducted fan interviews. See Category:Harry Potter Fan Interviews.

This community also has a journal. See: Insane Journal and Live Journal.

The authors and artists who posted to this community are at: Authors' and Artists' Live Journals.

A Little History

The snarry_reader began in 2005, when three Snarry fans who liked to share their treasures - stories they had found to be 'essential' to their OTP of Severus Snape and Harry Potter - decided to start a resource to do just that. aubrem, gaycrow, and absynthia banded together and opened the essential snarry_reader. As change is inevitable, over the course of time several other Snarry fen joined to replace those who left. regan_v, painless_j, and djin7 are just a few of the celebrated Snarry fen who have been part of the staff.

Currently the maintainers are accioslash, centaury_squill, gingertart50, perverse_idyll, and torino10154. [1]

About

The Snarry Reader is a general resource for fans of the Snape/Harry pairing. We are neither exactly a recs list nor a comprehensive pairing list. The mods here are all Snarry fans and this is a list of Snarry fic and art we have seen or enjoyed. The list includes the "best" (things you would normally find recced) but also Snarry that we enjoyed enough to pass along to a like-minded friend. For a more complete explanation of what we're doing and the choices we make, please check out our FAQs.

These lists are a work in progress. We are constantly adding new stories and art to our Masterlists and to our "In the Mood" suggestion categories. You can expect updates to the Snarry Reader to be posted monthly.

We welcome feedback and suggestions. This journal is meant to be a resource for the fandom so please let us know how we're doing. If you spot a broken link, please let us know here.

WARNING: many of the stories and pictures we link to are rated NC-17 for adult content and so are inappropriate for minors. We make every effort to link to entries that include author/artist warnings and all monthly updates and "In the Mood" categories will include warnings when provided. But please be aware that each author/artist warns according to their own discretion. Additionally, most art links go directly to images that are potentially not work or child safe. Please click carefully. For a full explanation of our warning policy, please see the FAQs.

~Accioslash, Centaury Squill, Gingertart50, Perverse Idyll, and Torino10154 [2]

FAQ

1. What is the Snarry Reader?

The Snarry Reader is a general resource for fans of the Snape/Harry pairing. We are neither exactly a recs list nor a comprehensive pairing list. The mods here are all Snarry fans and this is a list of Snarry fic and art we have seen or enjoyed. The list includes the "best" (things you would normally find recced) but also Snarry that we enjoyed enough to pass along to a like-minded friend.

2. If the list is meant to be all the Snape/Harry fic and art that the mods like, since my work isn't there should I assume you don't like it?

Absolutely not. Although none of us has veto power, for the recs to be more than just something only one of us liked, we try to rec those things that we believe can be enjoyed by a cross-section of Snarry fen. And to do that, that means that more than one mod needs to read and rec an entry. Sometimes it takes a while for all of us to read a story. It's also possible that we've read it and didn't like it. There's no getting around taste.

Please keep in mind that although we read a LOT of Snarry, we do miss things. If you have a suggestion for something you think we should include, please comment with a link. We are always interested in hearing about more Snarry. ;D

3. What kind of fic and art can a reader expect to find recced here?

Well, first of all, we are all Snarry, all the time in this community. You will find recs for fic and art from the journal sites, the archives, author websites, Yahoo Groups - anywhere there is Snarry, we will want to know about it.

As for what you can expect to find recced here, well, a little of everything. One of the mods here likes to think of Snarry in the same way she does ice cream. She loves ice cream. All flavors and by all manufacturers. She will try all of it. However, she does know that some people who also love ice cream only love chocolate ice cream or ice cream created at that special corner shop. All of us still love ice cream, but folks who love all flavors and those created by all manufacturers will likely find more recs they agree with here than those who have a more discriminating palate.

4. Why do some of the fic and art on your list suck?

There's no accounting for taste. Each snarry_reader mod brings a unique perspective to the community. We are all Snarry fans, but each of us appreciates different aspects of fic and art. Some only like stories that are well-written or art that is technically exceptional. Some value a strong emotional response despite uneven language or poor anatomy. Some like edginess, some cleverness, some fluffyness. We're hoping that our broad tastes means the list contains something for everyone.

5. Why do you rec so much? Surely the quality would be higher if you were a bit more choosy.

We like to think the amount we are reccing is 'just right'. Enough so there is both variety and substance, but still with some criteria for inclusion. However, the lists and the reccing process are a work in progress. We will continue to make adjustments we think will make the Snarry Reader a more valuable and accessible resource to Snarry fen. We welcome all feedback and suggestions.

6. Why do you rec so little? Surely more people could find something they liked if you recced more things.

Please see the previous question. ;D

7. What about warnings?

Many of the stories and pictures we link to are rated NC-17 for adult content and so are inappropriate for minors. We make every effort to link to entries that include author/artist warnings, but please be aware that each author/artist warns according to their own discretion and we will not be adding additional warnings to the Fic Master lists.

On the Art Master List only we will try our best to warn for common triggers, such as non-con, graphic violence, and, of course, chan. But BE WARNED: Some of these links lead directly to pictures that are NOT WORK OR CHILD SAFE. They might have adult content and they might be chan. Please exercise caution when clicking on any links. [3]

About the Fic Links

Please be warned that these are slash stories, many of which are rated NC-17 for adult content and so are inappropriate reading for minors. Although the Reader does link to locked entries and password protected sites, every effort will be made to link to public entries first whenever possible. We also will attempt to link to entries that include author/artist warnings, but please be aware that each author/artist warns according to their own discretion or archive policy and some may only warn for common triggers or not at all. In some cases the links from the master list will take you directly to the stories where there may or may not be attached header information. Please click carefully. All fic is complete except where otherwise noted. All linked reviews may contain spoilers.

With the exception of titles in black, all links on the Master list should be active. We are still searching for alternative links to those titles. If you know of any links to those that are missing or find a broken link, you can let us know here.

These lists are a work in progress. We are constantly adding new stories and art and you can expect updates to the Snarry Reader to be posted monthly. This journal is meant to be a resource for the fandom. We welcome feedback and suggestions can be send to the mods at thesnarryreader AT gmail DOT com. [4]

About the Art Links

Below is the Snarry Reader Master List of Snape/Harry art. Like the Fanfiction Master List, it is a work-in-progress. With the exception of titles in black, all links on the Master list should be active. We are still searching for alternative links to those titles. If you know of any links to those that are missing or find a broken link, you can let us know here.

Although the Reader does link to locked entries and password protected sites, every effort will be made to link to public entries first whenever possible. On the Art Master List only we will try our best to warn for common triggers, such as non-con, graphic violence, and, of course, chan. But BE WARNED: Many or most of these links lead directly to pictures that are NOT WORK OR CHILD SAFE. They might have adult content and they might be chan. Please exercise caution when clicking on any links. [5]

The Snarry Fests

  • Fix It Fest (2011)
  • Cliche Fest (2011)
  • Back to Hogwarts (2010)
  • 10 Years of Snarry (2010)
  • Snarry Holidays (2007-09)
  • Snarry Games (2006-09)
  • Snarry Swap (2007-11)
  • Snarry-a-Thon (2009-11)

Interviews for Essential Snarry Reader

References

  1. http://snarry-reader.insanejournal.com Insane Journal The Snarry Reader at Insane Journal
  2. The Snarry Reader; archive link
  3. FAQ
  4. The Snarry Reader; archive link
  5. The Snarry Reader; archive link