Fic & Art Recs: Year of the Thestral & Five Kinds of Love

Open book with two pages curled up into a heart shape

Two new favorites added to my list recently. One, a searing portrait of an uncompromising Minerva McGonagall forced to make intolerable compromises; the second a series of pieces showing the joys and sorrows of one Severus Snape over his lifetime.

Five Kinds of Love

Art Rec Creator: mywitch Rating: K/G Summary: Severus Snape with Eileen Prince, Lily Evans, Regulus Black, Argus Filch and Hermione Granger Characters: Argus Filch, Eileen Prince, Hermione Granger, Lily Potter (née Evans), Regulus Black, Severus Snape Pairing(s): Hermione/Severus Why You Should Check It Out: This marvellous series of drawings gives us the several stages and […]

Singing Card from the Staff

Art Rec Creator: Rating: K/G Summary: The Hogwarts staff sings their carol greetings. Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Aurora Sinistra, Filius Flitwick, Horace Slughorn, Irma Pince, Minerva McGonagall, Pomona Sprout, Rolanda Hooch, Severus Snape, Sybill Trelawney Why You Should Check It Out: This absolutely charming holiday card features wonderful mini-portraits of some of my favorite characters that […]

25 Days of Drawing – Day Eleven – SEVERUS SNAPE and MINERVA MCGONAGALL

Art Rec Creator: mywitch Rating: K+/PG Summary: Day Eleven is for squibstress, a known Minerva McGonagall fan. 😀 They hoped that perhaps their favourite witch might be caught under a bit of magical mistletoe with I don’t know, maybe another faculty member, while horrified schoolchildren looked on!! I hope y’all will enjoy this more than […]

Quidditch Arguments

Art Rec Creator: whutnot Rating: K/G Summary: “That was a bloody shite call, Rolanda, and you know it!” “Excuse me, last time I checked, I was quidditch mistress, not you!” “It was a foul, or I’ll eat my hat!” “Then you’d better start chewing!” Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Rolanda Hooch Why You Should Check It Out: […]

Phoenix and Young Minerva

Art Rec Creator: schWARzz Rating: K/G Summary: Young Minerva with a phoenix. Characters: Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It Out: Very unusual portrait of Minerva. I love the gentle sensuality of it. Check It Out Full Recs List on Airtable

Minerva’s Weekend

Art Rec Creator: SenselessJabberwocky Rating: K/G Summary: Yes, we didn’t know some things about professor MacGonagall. Characters: Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It Out: Minerva! With bagpipes! Love it. Check It Out Full Recs List on Airtable

Minerva, fanart

Art Rec Creator: brushray Rating: K/G Summary: Minerva McGonagall Characters: Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It Out: Love this Minerva. The textures are fantastic, and the expression on her face is priceless. Check It Out Full Recs List on Airtable

McGonagall

Art Rec Creator: linnpuzzle Rating: K/G Summary: Minerva has a wee drink. Characters: Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It Out: This is what Minerva looks like every year after she finds out who Albus has hired for the DADA position. Check It Out Full Recs List on Airtable

Foes

Art Rec Creator: astairhodes Rating: K/G Summary: Dolores Umbridge and Minerva McGonagall. Characters: Dolores Umbridge, Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It Out: Great depiction of these two. Umbridge so smug and McGongall not impressed. Check It Out Full Recs List on Airtable

Hermione Granger and Minerva McGonagall

Art Rec Creator: mywitch Rating: M/R Warning(s): NSFW Summary: Hermione and Minerva celebrating Yule. Characters: Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall Pairing(s): Hermione/Minerva Why You Should Check It Out: A lovely portrait of this ship. Peaceful and sexy, all at once. Check It Out Full Recs List on Airtable

Order of the Phoenix Holiday Party

Art Rec Creator: mywitch Rating: K/G Summary: The Order cuts loose! Characters: Alastor Moody, Albus Dumbledore, Arthur Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Hermione Granger, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Minerva McGonagall, Molly Weasley (née Prewett), Nymphadora Tonks, Severus Snape Why You Should Check It Out: I guarantee that this piece of art will make you grin like a […]

Hopes and Dreams

Art Rec Creator: sigune Rating: K+/PG Summary: In the privacy of the dungeons, Snape does some personal tree decorating. Characters: Severus Snape Why You Should Check It Out: A wickedly funny bit of art. Don’t miss the details of the gingerbread men. Check It Out Full Recs List on Airtable

Always

Art Rec Creator: Denver Balboboco Rating: K/G Summary: The love that never was. Characters: Minerva McGonagall Pairing(s): Lily/Severus Why You Should Check It Out: A really lovely (grown-up) Severus and Lily. Check It Out Full Recs List on Airtable

Art for Reawakening – a Christmas Tale

Art Rec Creator: mywitch Rating: K/G Summary: Inspired by the 2016 hoggywartyxmas fic by rayvyn2k: Reawakening – A Christmas Tale, which many of you may remember! If not, do yourself a favor and check it out! 😀 Characters: Argus Filch, Filius Flitwick, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Horace Slughorn, Irma Pince, Millicent Bulstrode, Minerva McGonagall, Mrs. Norris, […]

Dirigible Plum

Art Rec Creator: mywitch Rating: K+/PG Summary: It’s 1946, and the Wizarding world is emerging from the shadow of Prussia. For Xenophilius, there could be no more exciting time to study further at L’Académie de Beauxbatons – especially when his life is lit-up by one very special visitor. Characters: Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It […]

McGonagall

Art Rec Creator: Denver Balboboco Rating: K/G Summary: “This match has been cancelled.” Characters: Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It Out: I admit it: I’m a sucker for a piece that can meld Movie Minerva (Maggie Smith) with a more canon-compliant version, and this piece does that beautifully. Young Quidditch player Minerva’s face displays […]

Minerva McGonagall and Augusta Longbottom

Art Rec Creator: mywitch Rating: M/R Warning(s): NSFW Summary: Today’s piccy is for  Squibstress, who requested Prefect!Minerva, caught by Dumbledore as she makes out with Augusta Longbottom. Well, he’s not the Headmaster yet, so maybe he’ll let them off easy 😀 Characters: Augusta Longbottom, Minerva McGonagall Pairing(s): Augusta/Minerva Why You Should Check It Out: Mywitch has […]

Rejoicing (in the Greenhouse)

Art Rec Creator: sigune Rating: K/G Warning(s): ike, absolutely NONE. I mean, the plants are a bit naughty, but not that naughty. Or maybe a pollen warning, to be on the safe side? Summary: Minerva is back! There’s a tea and chocolate muffin celebration in Greenhouse One. If the plants are fine with it. Characters: […]

Severus Snape and Albus Dumbledore

Art Rec Creator: mywitch Rating: T/PG-13 Summary: Wishing you the very happiest of holidays, dear purplefluffycat! I was thrilled to make this sketch for you not only because you are a lovely person and a kind friend, but additionally because you are one of the few writers who can consistently get me to see Albus Dumbledore […]

BFFs

Art Rec Creator: Kit466 Rating: K/G Summary: Because there is NEVER enough Dumbledore and McGonagall fanart out there. You just know these two are BFFs. Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It Out: More from the Department of How I Imagine They Look is this black-and-white sketch of Minerva and Albus. The […]

Ghosts

Art Rec Creator: LadyMothwing Rating: K/G Characters: Dougal McGregor, Lily Potter (née Evans), Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape Pairings: Dougal/Minerva, Lily/Severus, Minerva/Severus Summary: Sometimes, if the light was right, in the hours around dawn, they almost seemed close enough to touch. Why You Should Check It Out: Minerva and Severus reach out to their lost loved […]

I Missed You

Art Rec Creator: Kit466 Rating: K/G Summary: AU. Post second wizard War Reunion. Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall Pairing(s): Albus/Minerva Why You Should Check It Out: This gem is from the 2012 Minerva Fest. I love the cinematic quality of this piece. The fierce, almost pained expression on Minerva’s face says a great deal about […]

Love You Long After You’re Gone, Gone, Gone

Art Rec Creator: Kit466 Rating: K/G Summary: She did not marry Elphinstone because she was depressed about Dougal. She did not ‘settle’ for him because she was getting old. She married him because she loved him. Characters: Elphinstone Urquart, Minerva McGonagall Pairing(s): Elphinstone/Minerva Why You Should Check It Out: I love the expressions on each […]

Minerva and Neville

Art Rec Missing Work Alert! Sadly, this work has disappeared from its original location, and I haven’t been able to find it elsewhere. If anyone knows where to find it, please drop me a note! Creator: Kit466 Rating: K/G Summary: “When Neville became a Professor, he was still super intimidated by Professor McGonagall. Until they […]

Minerva McGonagall

Art Rec Creator: Veelpo Rating: K/G Summary: Portrait of Minerva McGonagall Characters: Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It Out: This is a terrific portrait of Minerva by artist Veelpo. I love the realistic aging in this portrait and the way the artist takes a Maggie-Smith-inspired idea and makes it conform more closely to Minerva’s […]

Minerva’s Life

Art Rec Creator: LadyMothwing Rating: K/G Summary: The door swung open at once. A tall, black-haired witch in emerald-green robes stood there. She had a very stern face and Harry’s first thought was that this was not someone to cross. Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Moaning Myrtle, Original Character, Poppy Pomfrey, Severus Snape Pairing(s): Minerva/OC […]

Transfiguration

Art Rec Creator: mmad-lover Rating: K/G Summary: Minerva uses Transfiguration on Albus. Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It Out: I don’t know how I missed reccing this whimsical piece when it first appeared as part of Minvember on Tumblr, but I adore it. I won’t spoil it by saying more, but […]

Mistletoe

Art Rec Creator: mmad-lover Rating: K/G Summary: Minerva and Albus caught under the mistletoe Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall Pairing(s): Albus/Minerva Why You Should Check It Out: I do love mmad-lover’s renditions of Minerva and Albus. They’re like the best of early 90s Disney: idealized but not ridiculously so, and still recognizably human. This piece […]

My Office, Five O’Clock

Art Rec Creator: TabbyRox Rating: T/PG-13 Summary: Love at work. Characters: Filius Flitwick, Minerva McGonagall Pairing(s): Minerva/Wilhelmina Why You Should Check It Out: So much to love about this, another gem from Minervafest: the way the clever artist doesn’t show us the faces, so we’re free to imagine whatever fits our headcanon for the characters; […]

Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall and Aberforth Dumbledore

Art Rec Creator: mywitch Rating: K/G Summary: A book cover for Dueltastic’s fic “We’ll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet”. Characters: Minerva McGonagall Pairing(s): Aberforth/Minerva/Severus Why You Should Check It Out: A great imagined moment from a great story. The expression on each character’s face is perfect, and it’s all so cozy you’ll want to […]

The Banes of Her Existence

Art Rec Creator: Vizen Rating: K/G Summary: Made as a little tribute to poor Minerva. When you’re a Headmistress and a Gryffindor, you cannot curse the portraits of War Heroes, right ? Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape Why You Should Check It Out: This is Minerva McGonagall exactly as I picture her as […]

Yule Ball Minerva

Art Rec Creator: TheLily-AmongThorns Rating: K/G Summary: Characters: Minerva McGonagall Why You Should Check It Out: Another spot-on Minerva. I love the way she carries herself, the cock of the elbow and the wrist. She wears an expression that I imagine Minerva would wear when photographed off-guard. Check It Out Full Recs List on Airtable

Desert-Island Art

Open book with two pages curled up into a heart shape

It was a busy month, chez Squibstress, and I didn’t read much completed fic, but I thought I would harken back to my post on desert-island fic and present my desert-island fan art.

Spoiler Alert!

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