I am going to try really hard to post here more, even though I do not have any fic updates yet (i don't know why its so hard to post, or why i don't want to really think about why.)
For my first post, I have two, unrelated things to post on...
1. Any one have any recs for gardening communities where I could post photos of Squash and get feedback on what varieties they most likely are?
2. I have noticed (since Bugland asked me to co-write a relatively short one-shot (HP travelling back in time to meet a Snape just a few years older than he is) that I have a strong preference for Teacher Snape / Student Harry. If I MUST write outside of this (eg a gift request that has teacher/student or underage listed as a squick), that I prefer future fics rather than fics that attempt to make them closer ina ge (eg: (de)-aging potions, time travel, etc)
This is not because I prefer older/younger pairings or underage characters, pairings that are considered controversial or illegal in the fic' setting, or a preference for one character to be one in a position of authority. I like plenty of pairings that do not fit the moulds that Teacher Snape / Student Harry fit into. Why should this be? Two possibilities that came to mind are:
A. Canonically, the characters have a teacher/student relationship (the non-sexual type of relationship I mean here). I thought about, and found in support of this, that I would not care for Remus/Sirius fic where they were significantly different ages.
B. I think they are more psychologically/emotionally/developmentally matched at that point- but they are also both rather stagnated in their development ; only until they are in a relationship, do they begin to mature together, as they try to make it work. I also dislike fic where HP is paired with Ron or Hermione or Ginny (the first two are just keepign things the same, the second is just doing what others expect of him, which is all he has ever really done), or fics pairing Snape with Lily, and I do not care for SS/HP fics set FAR in the future where they have worked out their differences for the most part (also since the few i've read often are placed at the ends of their live(s) together- but that is another topic),
I suspect there maybe even other reasons, I've yet to put a finger on, as this is a new revelation for me.