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So, my [ profile] hd_erised gift posted and it was rather exciting. I think I actually won erised. That's totally how it works, yes?

Title: The Vanishing Department
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 48k
Warnings: mild dubcon, light bondage
Content/Enticements: UST, RST, wanking, blow jobs, rimming, intergluteal sex, flangst, unusual careers, forced proximity, getting together
Summary: The things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, even if that involves a lot more form-filling, bickering, covert glancing, miscommunication, and flying furniture than we might expect.

Why I loved this: I know, I know, everyone recs their own gift, but, SERIOUSLY. Don't miss this one. It's utterly fabulous. Draco works in the Vanishing Department, which is like a sort of lost dogs' home for things that have been Vanished accidentally. And Harry... Harry has accidentally Vanished the entire contents of his house. THERE. Don't you want to read that, RIGHT NOW? I know I want to read it all over again, just thinking about it.

Apart from the world's most brilliant premise, this fic is also hilarious, witty, heart-twisty, and has the most deliciously innocent and eager Harry, and a toppy!Draco to die for. OMG HOT. SO HOT. So hot I actually got scared. It's seriously that hot, with no lie. I wondered if it was just so smoking hot in my opinion because it caters so beautifully for my kinks, but, no, when I looked through the comments, everyone there is also fainting and flailing and saying OMG SO HOT.

I want to say more, LOTS more, but I'd give all the best bits away, so please, just trust me and direct your eyes over there and enjoy it. I'm so super-delighted to get this as a gift I can't tell you. \o/

Another thing, you know those new Jonny Duddle covers for the books? I'm really quite a fan, but I hadn't seen the BACK covers. Look at this one for HBP!

God, I love it! It really works for me. He looks so full of bitterness and misery, but it's blazing with life as well. I love his challenging gaze, and his stance, and the billowing robes. I was intrigued by him clutching his forearm like that, and presumed it was to do with his Mark, so I googled and found this early sketch:

I found this interesting because IIRC, in canon we never actually have it confirmed that Draco is Marked? (Although events at Borgin and Burkes seem to make it pretty clear). It was obviously an important aspect of the character as far as the artist was concerned. He looks more aggressive in the sketch, would you agree, and more defensive in the final version? I'm also happy to see that Draco ended up looking more haunted and prettier in the final piece.

What do you think? Do you like it? I found it a pleasant distraction while waiting rather gloomily for JKR's promised thoughts on Draco over at Pottermore...

Date: 2014-12-17 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Omg. This is so GORGEOUS! I love it more than I can say right now. Draco is so perfect here. I really like the whimsical, cartoon quality. It just gives me so many HP feels.

Date: 2014-12-17 09:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] firethesound
That's totally how it works, and you've definitely won erised. I'm okay with that because the rest of us got to read your fabulous gift as well. I've actually read it twice now and still can't come up with anything more than keyboard flailing to say about it because, yes. Everything about it is just yes. It's one of those that I wish I could leave a million billion kudos for, but instead the author's just going to get an enormous flaily comment once I can read it without my brains melting from the hotness and the feels. <3

And speaking of keyboard mashing, that's more or less what I want to do with that picture of Draco. Exactly as you've said, it's so full of bitterness and misery and he's so haunted, and it's just so perfect. I now want to go roll around in all the angsty 6th year fic. Love how he's done there, all pointy and lanky and with his delicate wrist, and can we talk about the perfection of his hair in that picture? It's got a little more volume than I typically picture in my head, but I'm willing to make an exception because it's so damn pretty.

Date: 2014-12-17 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awe ♥ I remember coming across that picture on tumblr and immediately deciding it was my new headcanon xD And yes, you totally won Erised. Congratulations, you, that story was simply brilliant. I loved every second; they were so perfect! :')

Date: 2014-12-17 10:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] capitu

You lucky Birds, you! <3333

OMG. I MUST HAVE THEM. I MUST, for I'll die, certainly if I don't. ^^

Date: 2014-12-17 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I haven't been able to start reading any Erised fic yet, but now I know what I'll be reading first when I finally get to it :)

Date: 2014-12-18 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
All of that above!! I have the fic in a tab, partially read (I had no breaks at work other than lunch, so I couldn't get into a fic), and so far, I'm just DYING to read more.

Oh, and JKR confirmed that Draco did NOT have a mark. It was in a conversation with her editor that eventually made it into Lexicon ( I think it was Lexicon). He would have had one had he killed Dumbledore. But he didn't…

Date: 2014-12-18 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh I'm so glad to hear that! In my mind he didn't have a mark, but I thought maybe she'd said somewhere that he did. When you have a mark you have to go when Voldemort summons all Deatheaters, right? Which would have been a little awkward for him 6th year.
Edited Date: 2014-12-18 06:33 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-12-18 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gorgeous art. Gorgeous fic. Just gorgeous. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

Date: 2014-12-18 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yup, you definitely hit the jackpot with that fic, it was all around fabulous! Though you can't leave more than one kudos, you can leave mini-squees at each chapter. SO much to love about that one. And the T-Rex pulp novel!

Yeah, I really like that illustration. Though my first thought was that he'd just punched someone and slightly sprained his wrist.

Date: 2014-12-18 04:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gracerene

So glad you're happy with your Erised fic. It was rather brilliant, wasn't it?

Date: 2014-12-18 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
woah that Draco!

Okay that fic is seriously next or second-next on my list.

Date: 2015-01-04 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Stopping by to read your rec post and no, it's not just you. That fic is HOT. There are kinks in there I enjoy immensely but there are also kinks which I don't dislike but I'm never going to ask for them either. All together though they were hot as hell and I loved every single one.


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