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The amazing [livejournal.com profile] dannyfranx has sent me a curlew pin badge! Her job is doing wonderful clever things to help birds and she managed to get her hands on this for me, and I love it. It's extra amazing because I have bought several of the RSPB's pin badges myself featuring shore birds, but I could never find a curlew one despite searching both in RL and on the internet. There didn't seem to BE one, so this is an extra-special surprise and has made me a very flappy bird indeed.





It is also particularly lovely getting post from danny because she decorates the envelopes so beautifully, it makes it seem quite magical. ♥

The other thing I got sent today was this marvel, and I must say ABOUT TIME TOO, because nobody had sent me any Justin Trudeau links for WEEKS.



I don't know if the embeddy thing works, if not, here is Trudy rating memes and tweets about himself. He gets a bit stern at one point, heh.

And lastly, the people at Three Patch Podcast are conducting a survey on Fandom and Sexuality, and it closes TODAY. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] gracerene for promoting it, because I hadn't seen this was happening at all, and it seems like a really worthwhile and interesting study, so please do take part if you have 30 mins to spare.

I hope everyone is having a good day?
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I posted a fic at [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest.

Title: Hand in Glove
Author: [livejournal.com profile] birdsofshore
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] shiftylinguini
Kink Showcased: Glove kink
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~9k
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: His fingers are cool and steady against my skin and I imagine I can smell the scent of leather on them already, expensive, addictive... but it's not enough. He traces the line of my jaw, tilts my chin up so that I'm looking into his eyes. “Should I put the gloves on?” He sounds playful, as if this is just a game between us. A bit of fun.

“Yes.” My voice is always hoarser than I expect. I never remember quite how deep the knife-twist of desire bites into me.

Warnings: Glove kink. Hand kink. Sex in risky places. Antagonism. Some hints of D/s dynamics.
A/N: Massive thanks to the patient and brilliant dicta_contrion for beta services.

I really enjoyed getting stuck into this kink. I could sort of see the appeal of gloves, although it wasn't something that I'd ever thought about an awful lot... however NOW... O__O I'm all about gloves. I really enjoy when I can think myself into the headspace of someone with a fetish and try to get what it is all about.

When I was several thousand words into writing this fic I posted on LJ saying I was having some problems with Harry 1st person. I hoped people would have some tips for me. Ha! Ha! Instead, the consensus was, DON'T DO IT.

The problem was that I was already mightily invested in the story, and when I tried to rephrase into 3rd person I realised that it would need a total rewrite if I was going to change POV. So despite feeling really pigheaded for ignoring the advice, I persevered with 1st person. I know that it wasn't a total success, but I do feel parts of it worked well. I'm not sure if I'd attempt it again or not. I can totally see why people's advice was to steer clear, but I enjoyed trying, anyway. I'm still intrigued by what makes Harry sound like Harry, so I may well have another go one day.

The best thing for me about writing this was that there was one scene that I couldn't get out of my head. It's so simple, and funny really, considering all of the filthy goings on - but it's the part where Malfoy tells Harry to kiss the glove. It had such resonance for me and I could see it really clearly in my mind. So, I plucked up the cheek to ask [livejournal.com profile] shiftylinguini if she fancied having a go at drawing something for the fic. And SHE SAID YES. ♥ My heart! That was amazing enough, but then after she'd read it, she produced something completely asdfghjksdfghjklfghjklasdfghjkl. I'm so so thrilled with it. Even if you don't fancy the story, you could go and leave some love for the art.

However, before linguini's incredible art existed, I did a little bit of internet research *cough* and found what I like to call Mr Glove!Dom. He was kind of inspiring to me while I was writing the fic and I thought it would be nice to share him with you:



*STARES*  ♥

Now my only problem is that I keep dreaming about buying pair of really fucking nice leather gloves. I've made a shortlist of the ones I want, and I can't afford any of them. *sigh* The pitfalls of fanfiction.
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Dear [livejournal.com profile] gracerene,

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, dear! You're a fandom marvel and I don't know how you find the time to do all that you do. You mod all the things (and really, the fests we need so badly. Cross gen? Next gen? YES PLEASE). You write such delicious smutty fics - I love your 'reasons' series, and your fest fics are a real treat, too. Your recs are incredible! And you read and participate in so many different fandoms, too. And your lovely, appreciative, thoughtful comments are such a delight. I'm so glad that we're kink sisters. I love to squee with you over git!Draco and daydream together about poor Albus getting thoroughly debauched.  Thank you for everything that you share with us here in fandom. ♥

I'm so sorry I come empty-handed this year. I do have something I want to give you, but I know you and the other [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised mods will kick my feathery arse if I don't get cracking with my assignment, so that will have to wait a little bit longer! Meanwhile, please enjoy these virtual offerings. I hope your day brings cake, laughter, smut, fun, books, treats, and many many marvellous erised submissions ;)

Image heavy, inc slight NSFW :) )
♥ ♥ ♥
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By Alekina

I-- I don't know what this is. How-- I-- ? There used to be words, and sentences, and things, and now there's just THIS ART.

It's the hand. Harry's hand, and Draco's wand, and OMG THE TROUSERS, but the HAND, NGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH, I just-- OH GOD WHYYYY, I USED TO HAVE A LIFE AND NOW THIS.

I was good and resisted posting it here full size so that you can all go to tumblr and worship the artist in person. But really I want to wallpaper my house with it. Or just my retinas. I could have it surgically implanted on my retinas, yes?

It has been quite a while since anything got me right in the feels like this, like I'm just FIZZING with H/D and my entire body is just a ball of SLASHY FANGIRL ECSTASY, and it just won't stop.

Draco's arse. It's some form of Dark magic. But the hand, though. *whimper*
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All kinds of good things are happening today.

First, I'm happy to be able to claim my [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry fic, yay! I wrote something quite absurd, but I had such fun doing it. I understand the consent warnings may be offputting; all I can say to reassure you is that it's a humorous fic and not angsty in any way.

I also have to own up to possibly being a bit naughty. I love top!Draco, it's a real favourite for me, but knowing that I *had* to write top!Draco set off my mischievous streak. I wondered if I could write a bottom!Harry while somehow subverting the situation. Anyway, my brain came up with this:

Title: Be Prepared
Author: [livejournal.com profile] birdsofshore
Summary: Draco was just trying to have a quiet bath. Now Potter has some explaining to do.
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s): Major consent issues, although everyone has a mighty fine time. Sneaky!Harry. Voyeurism. Ridiculousness.
Word Count: ~3600
Author's Notes: Dear [livejournal.com profile] traintracks, you leave the best prompts. I am not quite sure this was exactly what you had in mind, but I very much hope you'll enjoy it anyway. Many thanks to my lovely betas, [livejournal.com profile] zeitgeistic and [livejournal.com profile] omi_ohmy.

More happy stuff )
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I'm spending a happy hour going through the fab fics and graphics at the love fest , and trying to write a Luna thing for it, but I just wanted to tell you all that I spent two and a half hours this afternoon studying the anatomy of Mr. Thomas Hiddleston at the Donmar Theatre, and I am fully prepared to answer any and all questions you may have on the subject of his body acting. I was in the front row of the circle and there was naked flesh and a shower scene and all sorts.



I know, I am very soft-hearted. It was a tough job, but I did it all for you.
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Award thing )

Love thing )

AO3 thing )

Pretty thing )

Owl thing )
And that really is it for now. I hope everyone is having a good weekend?
birdsofshore: (curlew)
Yes it's the Bello magazine shoot. I'm just going to leave this here and sit and stare at it all day. Eating and washing is unnecessary. Sleep? What's that?

OMG suit hair eyes throat fingers mouth aaaaaaaaarghhhhhh )

I'm looking into having my retinas surgically altered so it just plays on there the whole time.

How someone touching their own neck can be this....

asdfghjkl;lkjhgfdsdfghjkl;

I have no idea.

I actually want to have a long and deep discussion about every minute aspect of this. Someone help me.
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Looking at my flist, I see your birthday already happened, [livejournal.com profile] alby_mangroves :S but LJ tells me that your birthday just started, in my part of the world.... So if you just get on a plane to the UK, you can have it all over again! Yay!

I bet you are up to your ears in picspam, but HAVE SOME MORE! because: PRETTY MEN!
Bradley and others... )
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I am still reeling from Tom Felton's tweet which slipped by us all, two days before the news about the films were announced. Here it is again:



The sneaky little Slytherin! Tagging it with #ifonly like that made it look as if he was just saying "Ah, if only there could be another HP film." But he meant (I think) "There IS a new HP film and IF ONLY I COULD BE IN IT" :-O

Surely they will take him up on this? Surely? DON'T BURST MY BUBBLE, NOW. I do adore Tom F and if he were to pop up as a Malfoy ancestor, even for a second, I would be soooo thrilled. Which got me to thinking - they could have LOADS of the HP cast appear and do fabulous cameos as their own ancestors. This would be truly lovely. Can you imagine watching the film and suddenly a Weasley pops up in 20s gear and it's Rupert Grint? HAH!

Cut for CAST DISCUSSION and 20s picspam )

So. That's sorted, yes?  Or did I get it all wrong? Come and tell me all of the things.
birdsofshore: (curlew)
So, this is something new for me. A rec for the Merlin fandom. I have only watched the show once, but I do know I like that beautiful Colin, and there was a lot of taking shirts off, and-- ANYWAY. It all got the thumbs up from me. However, what I want to tell you is that you don't need to have watched Merlin to enjoy this fic. It's quite simply just a gorgeous, poetic, heart-wrenching, romantic and angsty tale of love between two characters who you will adore.

And No Birds Sing )

If you read it and don't like it, I promise to personally kick you up the arse refund your time and electricity. And then kick you up the arse.
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Here in England we just had a revoltingly hot and sticky week. When I saw this art I think I moaned aloud in longing at the thought of cold, creamy, delicious ice cream, with extra-delicious boys in.

Ready to Serve by Yuki-Almasy on DeviantArt (NWS - partial nudity)

Look at the glossy fruit! Draco's bum! The blobs of cream obscuring Harry's crotch! Draco's body pressed up against strawberry ice cream, with that smirky smile. Harry's long long leg, with his foot dangling like that, and his chest and biceps and that naughty, naughty finger....

I don't know whether to dive in with a spoon, or just strip off and roll around in it. :DDD

Enjoy!

(ETA - oh! I forgot - if your taste runs more to yogurt, and a wider selection of men, she has Tom Riddle, Lucius and Snape along with Harry and Draco in this pic - also just right for a hot day. Look at Harry's little face, like "er... help? I like it... I think?" :D
birdsofshore: (curlew)
Dearest [livejournal.com profile] icmezzo, I made you a birthday picspam! This was not at all just an excuse to maraud the internet looking at pretty boys, no no! I have specially chosen each thing JUST FOR YOU  ♥

You will be happy to hear some of the pictures are rather NSFW, by the way :D

Hope you are having a wonderful day!  ♥ ♥

(p.s. dear flist, feel free to enjoy the pictures even if you are not [livejournal.com profile] icmezzo :D)

Bring on the picspam! )
birdsofshore: (curlew)
I am having THE BEST DAY. [livejournal.com profile] raitala drew me some art and I feel like I won the jackpot. You have to see it, it's just stunning and Harry and Draco have never looked better. There's leather, and muscles, and smirking, and bare skin, and posing, and hipbones. Come and join the happy crowds gathering round it and drooling:

Tropes: Quidditch Players

PLUS, there's a lovely fic posted at [livejournal.com profile] hd_smoochfest which has made me laugh and hug myself in delight. The Comfort of Tea. It's got tea and pissing and a delightful Draco and a lovely oblivious Harry. And a plate of caramel and gherkin biscuits. :DD

Hoorah for Fridays!

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