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Sooo I did not plan to participate in Rectober because time, but as it's happened I've just had a chance to dip a toe into what's going on over at [livejournal.com profile] hp_silencio and ran into some lovely stories. I adored writing for silencio last year and was very sorry not to have time to be a part of it this year, and these stories all reminded me of what's so great about it - how authors build tension and focus on the structure of their language and create really lush, evocative stories with no dialogue at all. Pretty impressive, and all of these are great reads.

Beyond Dreams by Anonymous - G, 1,050 - Harry/Draco - Fighting for the Snitch can sometimes be more than they ever imagined.
Draco and Harry fighting for the snitch is a familiar story, but the way this author tells it gives great insight into what it means to Draco. Cool motifs around the difference between waking and sleeping and the meaning of dreams also make it memorable.

Her Private Symphony by Anonymous - PG-13, 1,065 - Harry/Ginny, Hermione POV - The only thing that gives Hermione hope is the music made by her best friends.
This was so unexpected and so fricking cool. Hermione's voyeurism takes on such different dimensions because it's aural instead of visual, and it's a complex, moving look into the costs and victories of the war. Evocative and emotional.

Touch the Ground by Anonymous & Anonymous - R, 1,350 - Pansy/Hermione, mention of Harry/Draco - Pansy remembers, with perfect precision, how Hermione tastes against her lips.
The build up here is fantastic. Their hesitation and attraction, and the tension between the two, is palpable, and the language is beautifully lush and sensual from start to finish. A lovely story and a great experience.

Rapture

Nov. 2nd, 2014 12:05 pm
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Title: Rapture
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dicta_contrion
Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 1765
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Author's Note: Many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] disapparater for being an amazing beta, brit-picker, and partner in wordplay, to [livejournal.com profile] vaysh for a brilliant prompt, and to [livejournal.com profile] kedavranox for running the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] hp_silencio fest.
Summary: To fuck is not to know. You like it like that. Except. Tonight. Next to the bar. You won’t learn a face but you know that hair, that walk, know the jut of that hip and the smirk on those lips, and though it’s been ten years he is no less to you. You feel him the way you feel your own hands, your feet, the thrum of the room.

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Rectober #1

Oct. 8th, 2014 10:12 pm
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For my first rectober post, going for fics from a variety of fests. There have been so many good ones going on!

Title:A Fejedelem
Author/Artist: Anonymous (part of [livejournal.com profile] hp_silencio)
Pairing(s) Albus Dumbledore/Gellert Grindelwad
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1069
Summary: There is the line between them, the one Albus cannot cross and the one Gellert does not see.
Why I loved it: This is a pairing I find really fascinating but haven't read a lot about. This fic does a fantastic job of juxtaposing the beginning and end of their relationship and exposing Dumbledore's feelings about it. It's really visual and unfolds beautifully, and the sense of magic is so strong throughout, both as described and in the writing itself.

Title:Play/Pause (a Time to Remember)
Author/Artist: [livejournal.com profile] this_bloody_cat (part of [livejournal.com profile] hp_drizzle)
Pairing(s) Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3,500
Summary: In hindsight, Draco should have known change was often unstoppable when it came heralded by one Harry Potter.
Why I loved it I read this on a rainy morning when I was kind of cranky and it was just pure fun. Loads of snarky banter and great details and I loved the fliratious antagonism between them. Also feature a fantastic, amusing Pansy and Draco in wet clothes, and really, how are you going to go wrong with any of that?


Title:Parapraxis
Author/Artist: [livejournal.com profile] pasdexcuses (part of [livejournal.com profile] hd_smoochfest)
Pairing(s) Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Rating: R
Word Count: 18,700
Summary: Malfoy would never admit it, yet losing the Remembrall was a blessing in disguise. Or maybe a curse. But that was not the point here. The point was, the Snitch didn’t get involved until third year. Before, there was the Remembrall.
Why I loved it This is such a cool story. Draco and Harry go back and forth, daring each other to do various outlandish things, and the basic premise is a lot of fun. But it's more than that - in the process of pushing each other to fulfill dares, they push each other to confront things without ever giving up their messy, complicated, prickly natures/relationship. It's one of those stories that explains why these two makes sense together, why they're exactly and perfectly right for each other. And it's a beautifully paced, evocative pleasure to read along the way.

Title:Every Step of the Way
Author/Artist: Anonymous (part of [livejournal.com profile] hd_fan_fair)
Pairing(s) Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~200 + Art
Summary: Draco is arrested for prostitution, but instead of being sent to Azkaban he’s put in a new rehabilitative Ministry program that requires him to go to therapy instead of jail. Harry, his therapist, is going to have his work cut out.
Why I loved it This is for my prompt, so perhaps I'm a little biased but jfc, this...everything about this. It's incredible. Every panel is so meticulously constructed. The images are gorgeous and rich and suggestive of so much emotional depth and change. The accompanying text is perfection. The tension builds beautifully and the ending is fantastic, and the amount of time you could spend just staring at this totally hotness is not to be underestimated. Totally fantastic.
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Every time I check the internet there's something new and exciting to squee about!!

[livejournal.com profile] this_bloody_cat wrote me a wonderful ficlet!! *flails* Not Quite Entirely Unlike Tea - Figuratively speaking, Draco wins all the tricks.

This story is so charming! Draco and Harry are off to tea and bridge at Malfoy Manor, which is not Harry's all-time favorite activity. Draco, scheming Slytherin that he is, decides to spice things up with a bit of under-the-table action. Harry, being the dignified adult that he is, obviously manages to keep his composure entirely. Entirely. Lucius and Narcissa are wonderful, Draco is fantastically deviantous, and Harry is a flustered, charming bucket of wonderful. Do check it out, either on LJ or on AO3!

AND THEN! Two of my prompts posted to Smoochfest!!

The first is a lovely piece of art based on Casablanca: As Time Goes By - “Not an easy day to forget...I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.”
Then, a darling fic based on The American President: The Minister - Harry meets Draco again years after the war ended. Harry is now Minister and Draco is a lobbyist. Harry decides to pursue a relationship with him, but his very public life interferes.

I was so excited to see both of these prompts claimed!! Both movies screamed H/D to me and I loved what these creators did with them.

Speaking of prompts, claiming is open through June 30th at this year's career fair!



Claiming at this year's [livejournal.com profile] hd_fan_fair starts on June 17th!

I've claimed a prompt and cannot wait to get started. AND I've had a prompt claimed for art! Mystery artist, if you're out there, I'm so, so psyched to see what you do with it!! Very much part of the crowd that will have trouble waiting for posting to start!

But in the meantime, I'm also chomping at the bit to get cracking on HP Silencio!

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There's a prompt I want so badly. It's already half written in my head, and since submissions have to be under 5k, I figure it's totally compatible with other fest commitments. There are two days of prompting left, and claiming starts on Saturday!

tl;dr: I love fandom!!! And am kind of beyond myself with excitement!

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