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Eee, [personal profile] seraphina_snape wrote me a Ginny/Luna ficlet based on my art as a response to my Snowflake Challenge wishlist!! I can't believe ♥_♥

Title: Six Hundred and Forty-Three Steps
Author: [personal profile] seraphina_snape
Pairing: Ginny/Luna
Rating: Teen and up
Words: 983
Summary: Luna visits Ginny on a summer day.

My thoughts: This is such a sweet little fic! Luna is being perfectly Luna, and the little glimpse of the start of their relationship is so lovely. An atmospheric and beautiful ficlet <3
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Day 5

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Soo, my reading lately has mostly consisted of Erised and some original mm novels, so I'm gonna rec my own gift as well as some of my other favourites from the fest and some arts from Tumblr. I'm still FAR from finished reading Erised, though, so there might be some amazing ones I've yet to read to. Also so much amazingness in everything there in general?

I'll just put in a general rec of all things Erised, art and fic. Because that fest is always so good. So so good.

Title: Into My Heart
Author: Anonymous
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco (dur) with a side of Ron/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~19,000
Warnings: None
Content/Enticements: friends with benefits, UST
Summary: No strings…easy. Right? Unless you're Draco Malfoy and you're having sex with Harry Potter.

My thoughts: This was my gift \o/ It's a friends with benefits story, which is one of my favourite tropes. There's such an explosive chemistry between Harry and Draco, and so much pining from Draco. Some great side characters too, in their friends. Loved their friendships.

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Title: Bound To You
Author: Anonymous
Pairing(s): Draco/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~28,000
Warnings: None
Content/Enticements: Accidental Bonding, Cursed Bonding, Curse Breaker!Draco, Cartographer!Harry, Unusual Careers, Lots of sass, Mild angst, Pining, Slow burn.
Summary: Hag magic is capricious and unruly, and Harry and Draco are bound to stay by each other’s side until they can solve the riddle. In between long car trips, misty rain, and midnight star charts, they begin to understand each other.


My thoughts: Wow this story has such a cool premise, and it explores so many interesting things wrt magic and careers. Harry and Draco is bonded to a curse, and the way the curse works is so different and creepy and interesting and the author does such a great job in exploring Harry and Draco's developing relationship through it. So much cleverness in this story.

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Title: The Loathly Worm
Author: Anonymous
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~12,000
Warnings: See Erised post
Content/Enticements: Secret identities, evil ghosts, and a Loathly Worm. Oh, and the power of True Love!
Summary: When Draco Malfoy is forced to go undercover among the remaining Death Eaters in the aftermath of the war, the last person he expects to find there is Harry Potter.

My thoughts: Another very cool premise, with some really interesting takes on magic. And the story is told in such a different and interesting way too, sort of with flashbacks after the fact. Harry and Draco are both undercover in a Death Eater camp after the war, and are drawn to each other even not knowing who the other is at first. The story is intriguing and suspenseful and I love all the interesting details and their developing relationship.

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Title: A Ghost in the Garden
Author: Anonymous
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~27,000
Warnings: See Erised post
Content/Enticements: Aurors, casefic, partners, pining, awkward bed sharing, sexual tension, snark, society shenanigans, dragons
Summary: That night Draco dreams, and he is the ghost in his garden. He is both silvered figment and his own solid and flesh face pressing against the window, watching. Spinning and spun, haunting and haunted. Turned and turning, an open mouth with no sound.
Harry and Draco are thrown together on an investigation into a sinister political movement.

My thoughts: This fic is so beautifully written, with this sort of permeating melancholy that I really love. It explores the politics of the Magical world, which is something I find really cool, as well as being a great auror mystery. So many good characterisation and the character arc is beautiful. Wonderful story.

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Okay, over to some beautiful Tumblr arts:

This drawing by dasstark might be one of my favourite portraits ever of Ginny. She looks so fierce and beautiful and cool and her hair is so stunning. I might be in love.

This incredibly beautiful picture of the Marauders by upthehillart. The whole vibe of the picture is so great, with the warmth of the Gryffindor commonroom and the light from the fireplace. Plus, Sirius is stunning, which I guess is as it should be.

Also this stunning little comic by [personal profile] 8c of Ginny and Luna is too adorable for words. *sighs happily*


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Also, in the end, does anyone fancy some One Direction fics? Because in this rec post I go on about all my favourites, and let's face it, I won't miss an opportunity to flail about them ;)
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Because I’ve been reading a bunch of those over the last ~1.5-2 years, and there are a few of them that I can’t stop coming back to, over and over, really. So here I’m just reccing them, on the off chance that any of you might be interested, but mostly for an excuse to flail a bit. I realised that they’re all quite long, so might be a bit too overwhelming to be much of a temptation. But I think the long fics usually are the ones that stick with me the most, simply because I get to live inside them for an extended period of time. Also, with one exception, these are all completely AU, so they can just as well be read as original fiction. So, if any of you are looking for MM romance novels, here are some you can read completely for free ;)

I must say, I think the One Direction fandom is a very interesting second fandom to follow when you’re used to Harry Potter, because they’re very different. For one, probably more than 90 % of the stories are complete AUs, and there’s little world exploration in the way we see in HP. Since the stories are all set in such vastly different universes, it’s fascinating to see how the characters are written in each of them, and how much is similar and different from story to story. There’s also a lot of themes that are recurring, like homophobia, internalised and otherwise, coming out, being out, accepting feelings and daring to embrace something new and learning about one self.


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Sooooo, hoping I managed to tickle someone's curiosity, and if not it was still rather liberating just flailing a bit to myself :)
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Title: I’ve Waited Here for You (Everlong)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] amorette
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione, Blaise/Ginny
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 23, 490
Summary:
Ever since Ginny started dating Blaise, Harry has had to see a lot of Blaise’s friends as well… and with them comes Malfoy. Everyone’s too focused on rebuilding the world after the war to notice that Malfoy is still a dick, so they don’t seem to mind letting him into their little group. But Harry remembers everything, and when he’s not having nightmares from the war or training to become an Auror, he is doing his best not to let himself become friends with Draco Malfoy. And friends with benefits is not actually friends… is it?

My thoughts:
Omg, this was my gift at [livejournal.com profile] hd_tropes, and it's so wonderful? Just, such a fun and perfect take on the trope. Harry is wonderful and a little bit ridiculous, exactly how I like him. Draco has become part of Harry's extended friend group and Harry hates it. He is more than a little oblivious about why that might be. I just love their interactions and how their relationship develops. The banter and the sexual tension is so well done, and it's such a hot fic too. I really loved it a lot <3<3
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Day 13

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


So, in the wake of [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised (which I'm still not finished with, sorry), I could've recced so much! But I'm going to go for two erised recs and one 1d art rec. But I'm just reccing the fest in general too, because what I've read so far has been brilliant, really!
Recs this way )
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There's an amazing fan artist that's popping up on my Tumblr dash from time to time, and I really, really adore their work. The art is so quirky and fun and I really love their distinctive style. So I figured my second May post could be a rec for their work. The artist is captbexx on Tumblr. A lot of the HP stuff is Dramione, which isn't really my pairing tbh, but the art is beautiful. But here are some of my favourites that I've seen:

This one of Draco and his Slytherin crew. I really like the different personalities shining through. And the colouring is gorgeous.

Part one, two and three of a hilarious series of frames with Teddy trying to bond with Draco.

And this gorgeous one of Draco in Quidditch gear.

But really, all their stuff is worth checking out.

GO OVER AND LOOK PEOPLE! YOU WON'T REGRET IT :D

That's all. May the fourth be with you.
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Lovely [livejournal.com profile] dragonstag challenged me for this meme, and I really like this idea. Well done [livejournal.com profile] praevarus for coming up with it! And it fit really well today, because a fic was posted for the Salt and Pepper fest at [livejournal.com profile] hp_goldenage for one of my prompt, and it fit perfectly!

1. Find a fanwork that is different from what you normally read. This can be a new genre, pairing, kink, fandom, or even just an author you've never read anything by.
2. Enjoy and leave some comment love for the author/artist.
3. Report back in a post and challenge three other people to do the same.


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One thing I've discovered by reading in another fandom is the amount of AU's that's there. It seems like 80% of the 1D fics out there are AUs. Like totally AUs, like Harry is the prince of England and Louis works for a group that handles pr crises (that one was quite good:P). I've never read in Merlin fandom, but from what I've seen it seems like AUs are a big thing there too. Why is that not more of a thing in Harry Potter? Not like Slytherin!Harry AUs, but Muggle AUs where they only keep their personalities and looks and relationships. From the top of my head I can only recall reading two, actually.

Okay, so tags:

[livejournal.com profile] capitu, [livejournal.com profile] bloodisshrp and [livejournal.com profile] nia_kantorka.


Also, here's a pimp for the Salt and Pepper fest:

Salt and Pepper Fest
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I'm a bit late with these, but better late than never, eh?

Day 14:

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

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Day 15:
In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.


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Day 7

In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

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In other news )
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I got my [livejournal.com profile] hd_owlpost presents today, and they're all lovely :DD
Three sweet little fics and they are all so different and perfect. So happy!! Thank you dear Mystery Authors that wrote them <3

Gift from:
anon
Title: Being Weird
Summary: We all have secrets. Trouble is, most people can go about their day without being weird.
Word Count: ~1415
Rating: PG-13

Gift from: anon
Title: The Best Present is Hope
Summary: Because of a Ministry-issued rule, Draco spends Christmas with Harry. He finds out it’s the best Christmas he’s had in years.
Word Count: ~2100 words
Rating: PG

Gift from: anon
Title: Inkwell
Summary: Harry’s a bit like an inkwell while Draco’s more of a quill… As you can imagine, they work better together.
Word Count: 4,163
Rating: NC-17
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Title: Twelve Hours
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eidheann_writes
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: approx 15000
Warnings: none
Content/Enticements: Muggle living, coffee shops, and polyjuice
Summary: The last thing Harry expected to see while leaving the takeaway was Malfoy dumping his garbage into a bin on the kerb of a Muggle neighborhood.

My thoughts: This is my gift fic at [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised, and OMG I couldn't have asked for a more perfect story! The author has just taken everything I love and put it together into one perfect Drarry fic. It's got Draco as a barrista in a Muggle shop and Harry seeing him by chance and becoming as obsessed as ever. The characterisations of the both of them are so spot on, and I swear this could be an actual sequel to canon minus the epilogue. I can so very well see everyone and everything to turn out exactly like this. And the story itself is so charming and funny. I love all the interactions and Harry's relationships to everyone. I can't really say anything coherent about this, I just love it so much. Thank you mystery author! All you others, go read it right now :D:D
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These two works are recently posted and I absolutely love both of them. They are very different, though.


Drarry recs this way )


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I've been doing some browsing at DeviantArt, and here are some of my favourites that I found. The ratings are just set by me, since there aren't a rating system there.

Drarry )

Other characters )

Oops, so many! They are lovely, though :)


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I thought I'd kick off my first Rectober with some Albus/Scorpius recs. They are still my next-gen otp after all, even though [livejournal.com profile] capitu has made a good case for James/Scorpius. I mentioned two of them in a comment at capitu’s once, but I thought they deserved a proper rec.

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As you may have heard (because I can't stop squeeing about it, sorry about that), I had FOUR gorgeous things made for my prompts at [livejournal.com profile] dm_asp_fest. They are all completely amazing, so I thought I'd make a rec post to show my appreciation.

Title: Albus' Patisserie
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] thilia
Summary: Albus has his own patisserie, and Draco keeps coming in after hours to enjoy the day’s special... and the patissier.
Rating: R (NSFW)
My thoughts: Like the summary says, Albus and Draco are... enjoying themselves in Albus' Patisserie after hours, and it's so unbelievably hot. The combination of the sexiness and the sugary sweet colours of the background makes for such a playful and wonderful piece of art.


Title: I Would Like My Roses to See You
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] digthewriter
Summary: Draco becomes a recluse after his wife's passing so Scorpius gets his friend Albus to help his father come out of his shell. A tentative friendship forms.
Rating: G
My thoughts: This is such a sweet piece of art. It's of Draco and Albus standing in the manor garden, and the artist has managed to capture such a wonderful feel to it. You can really see how Draco has sort of become a part of his own garden, and Albus looks so colourful and fresh in between the flowers.

Title: Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] thilia
Summary: Albus achieves what every fanboy dreams of... to seduce his star..
Rating: NC-17 (NSFW)
My thoughts: This drawing is brain-meltingly hot. I mean, it's got a predatory rockstar!Draco and punky groupie!Albus who looks like he can't believe his luck. All the details with their poses and their clothes and tattoos and all makes this just perfect.

Title: Be Elusive, but Don't Walk Far
Writer: [livejournal.com profile] blithelybonny
Summary: It is a bit hard to reconcile--Sebastian Stark is a demon from the depths of hell, and Mr. Malfoy is Scorpius’s dear old dad, but Albus wants him, nonetheless.
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~ 13,500
My thoughts: This story! It's just so great. It's told from Al's POV, and I just love his characterisation in this one. He's a cunning Slytherin with a perfect dose of Gryffindor honesty on top. Draco is unbelievably sexy as rock god, and all of Albus' thoughts about him is such a joy to read. As a bonus, there's an absolutely adorable Scorpius. I really fell in love with him here.


Sorry, I'm not good at reccing, but believe me when I say you should check these out! They're perfection :D
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Title: Beautiful Oblivion
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ravenna_c_tan
Pairings: Harry/Draco
Trope: Living as a Muggle
Word Count: 7,460
Rating: NC-17
Summary: When Auror Harry Potter goes undercover in the Muggle world as part of an investigation that takes him to the USA, Draco Malfoy is the last person he expects to meet.

I loved this:
This awesome fic was posted a few days ago at [livejournal.com profile] hd_tropes, and it's a gift FOR ME!! This is the first gift exchange I've participated in and I'm super excited about this. The author has been incredibly considerate and included so many of my listed likes, and they did it so well too! The result is this amazing, funny and super hot fic. Harry's been sent to the States on some secret business and stumbles upon Draco who has been more or less banned from the Wizarding world. Certain things happen and they end up working together. And it includes lots of porn. LOLOL! Yeah, just read it, it's great! I'm so happy to have received this awesomeness :D
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A lot of you have probably already seen this, but this week the amazing [livejournal.com profile] dustmouth made a prompt post and yesterday she published the results! She made this lovely, wonderful drawing for MY PROMPT!! :D I requested Harry and Draco eyeing each other surreptitiously at an event. Look at their amazing faces! And the clothes and all the great details! I love it so much!! You can see the rest of the fantastic pieces here. She usually flocks her posts, but is keeping this one unlocked for a little while. So hurry over there and look! There are some really awesome drawings there!

ART FOR ME!! )

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And since this is my first rec post ever, I want to add another one too. Lovely [livejournal.com profile] idikehaine makes prompt posts every now and then, and last month she made a hot and funny comic for my prompt! I prompted her with Harry and Draco being late for something, but distracting each other. The result was sexy and hilarious and I LOVE it!! Look at it here, isn't it just awesome?!

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