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The amazing and talented [ profile] agentmoppet has made a podfic of my story, Aural Gratification, in which Harry gets hooked on the sexy voice of an audiobook narrator (GUESS WHO) and *cough* has a bit of a sexual awakening in the process. They did a fantastic job! I love their eloquent and dryly humorous delivery, which imo was perfect for this frankly ridiculous story. Also, I am DELIGHTED at the concept of someone making an audio recording of my smutty story about Harry listening to smutty stories. :D How perfect is that?

You can listen to it here on AO3. Please leave [ profile] agentmoppet lots of love if you give it a try.

[ profile] hd_fan_fair finished posting this week and I was incredibly lucky, I had some gorgeous things written and drawn for my prompts and I feel super-spoiled. I am going to rec every single one of those, not because I feel obliged, but because I loved them A LOT. ♥

(Ugh, I got so excited I missed one out! If you saw this post earlier, please check back now so I can tell you about all 6 of them ♥)

Title: Professor Potter and his Magical Menagerie
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Harry Potter descends on Hogwarts with a horde of magical beasts. Professor Malfoy is not amused.
Word Count: 7,500

Gosh, this is so delightful. I've been longing to read a story based around this prompt (Harry is the Hogwarts gamekeeper who brings chaos to the castle) for ages and the MA did such a charming job with it. It's smart and funny, and Draco trying, and failing, to be a menacing, unpopular professor is hilarious!

Title: Art: Eldritch Horror Seeking Same
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Something is wrong with the Giant Squid, and Hermione is not going to rest until she’s figured this out. She’s not planning on letting anyone else rest either, but that’s ok, because Pansy likes an adventure, Ginny likes whatever Pansy likes, Ron didn’t have anything better on that weekend, and Harry and Draco needed to get out of bed soon anyway, before Teddy broke anything else.
Word Count: 681

Ahhhhhh, this is just about the most glorious thing I have ever seen. It's so warm and wonderful and funny and has touched my life with joy. It's quirkily beautiful, and if you haven't seen it yet, PLEASE go and leave the artist some love, it's astonishing.

Title: Under the Same Sky
Rating: NC-17
See fic for detailed warnings: non-sexual puppy play
Summary: “It wasn’t…” Malfoy stops and there’s something tentative in his voice, the hint of an apology in his words. “It was never about you, Potter.”
With memories of the war still fresh on his mind and Malfoy back in London, Harry's past refuses to stay buried. As Harry tries to grapple with life and love, Malfoy seems determined to make him confront his deepest desires and Harry has to try not to lose his heart all over again.
Word Count: 38,695

This completely floored me. I wasn't sure what to expect from a 40k exploration of non-sexual puppy play, but it's WONDERFUL. The kink side of it is so sensitively and thoughtfully done, and the sex (which is completely separate from the pet play) is SMOKING. I adore stories about two people finding their way through a new kink and this is one of the best I've ever read. It was so satisfyingly insightful.

Title: Whoo Knew?
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Despite having had a crush on his Auror partner for years, Draco's been biding his time and waiting for the perfect opportunity to make his case. But when Harry subscribes to a new wizarding personals service, Draco gets a wake-up call. With each new message that arrives for Harry from a hopeful suitor, it becomes more and more clear that the time to act has arrived.
Word Count: ~19k

Whoa, this is a dream of a fic. Such gratifying pining, and the snarky banter, and so bloody funny and hot as well! Harry was particularly irresistible here, and Draco's characterisation is smart and sharp and made my heart ache for him. Gorgeous stuff.

Title: Winging It
Rating: NC17
See fic for detailed warnings: non-magical AU
Summary: When Draco accidentally bonds with a newly-hatched dragon, and a queen no less, his life will never be the same.
Word Count: 17,700

I was so intrigued to see this prompt claimed (a Pern/HP crossover) and the MA really nailed it. There are so many little details here that make the story work in the Pern verse but with recognisable canon characters, and the two worlds are meshed together beautifully. And then the slight dub-con brought on by the dragonriders' telepathic bond with their mating dragons really hit the spot for me, with a delicious dynamic between Harry and Draco. I don't think you need to be familiar with Pern to enjoy this story, btw, it makes sense as a stand-alone.

Title: Art: Auror Peacock Extraordinaire
Rating: PG-13
Summary: As part of a new departmental initiative, Harry finds himself with a partner he never asked for... and Draco Malfoy.


OK, so my prompt was for Harry to get a highly intelligent, trained animal to help him with his Auror work. A PEACOCK. And for Draco Malfoy to be the peacock trainer.

SO. The MA has taken this utter nonsense and made it a thing of beauty and wonder. And costumes. And shirtlessness. AND GENIUS. I was waiting for this to post allllllll through the fest, and of course I had to wait until the last day because that's how good it was. But it was worth it. ENJOY.

There was so much wonderfulness at fan fair that I was not able to keep up as much as I'd have liked. There are several more entries over there that I have my eye on for when I get a chance, so tell me if I missed something which you loved?

I also want to note the fact that the amazing [ profile] hp_nextgen_fest has started posting with some absolute corkers to enjoy, and the [ profile] hd_fanart fest has also begun! I hope you get time to enjoy all of the lovely things people have created for us, and leave tons of comments instead of using that shitty 'like' feature which I am gutted to see appear.
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There have been some amazing things lately (I'm not even nearly on top of it all) and here is a mere handful of the lovely stuff that is out there:

Recs: two art and two fic )

WELL, in other news, I finished and submitted something for a fest (I had technically dropped this one but managed to get inspired again literally in the nick of time, hoorah!). I think a couple of you spotted me already, heh.

ANNNNNND I'm going to see Cursed Child on Wednesday and I'm PRETTY DARNED EXCITED. I won't post anything about it on my public LJ, but if you're not already on my Cursed Child filter and would like to be added, please let me know!

Bonus Albus/Scorp photo from rehearsals which may be inspiring for Next Genners:

MY HEART. I don't know what's happening here but I WANT MORE OF IT.
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I know some of us are feeling a little bit angsty about the Cursed Child publicity revving up this week. I found this art the perfect antidote to my 19 years later blues:

Happily Ever After by anon, at [ profile] harrydracompreg. I know not all of my flist are into mpreg, but this just shows a gorgeous (and strangely familiar ;)) family scene, nothing to do with pregnancy or birth. It's made me beam and remember how fandom can transform anything, even the bloody Epilogue, into something amazing. H/D, SFW.

Another thing I'd like to say is PLEASE can everyone dream up some beautiful Dracos for us all to enjoy at Draco's party (STARTING IN TWO DAYS at [ profile] dracomalfoy) so I can think about that, and not whatever horror (I'm expecting bald/ ugly Draco, at the very least) awaits us at Cursed Child.

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An amazing person has made some fanart for Euphoria! I'm over the moon!

You can find the art here at their tumblr.  It's so darned pretty and asksdfghjklfghjklghjklsdfhgjklfghjkl! (Warnings: boys kissing, cross-gen, Albus Severus / Scorpius, Albus Severus / Draco). I love the different dynamic in the two scenes, and the characterisations of the three of them.

 *bounces madly*

Hey, [ profile] capitu, does this count as a rec? :D
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I got in bother for flocking my last rec post. This one is going to get me my moment of fame in the [ profile] daily_snitch! Oh yes!Recs from DTH... )
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IT'S JUST THAT GOOD. I always say I don't care who takes it up the arse. But OMG I care SO MUCH about a Toppy, Dommy Draco. And the [ profile] dracotops_harry fest always delivers.


The art and fic from the first day have just about slayed me. SERIOUSLY. Have you SEEN them? I think the rest of the fest will finish me off. There's fic and art coming from some of my favourite people. And two of my prompts got claimed and whoever is writing them, I love you already.

That first fic just has me wanting to follow the writer around forever with a soppy look on my face. I NEED AN INTERVENTION HERE.

Meanwhile, have some recs:

2 from DTH and 2 general H/D )

I feel like I've been quiet lately; I've not been in the best state of mind and have been feeling a bit low in mood and confidence at times, but I'm trying to be around more. I'd love to hear if you've enjoyed any of these, or what you've been reading/writing, or what you're excited about, or ANYTHING.
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This was my gift for [ profile] anemonen:

Title: I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Author: [ profile] birdsofshore
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, brief Draco/OMCs
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~28,000
Warnings: Homophobia (internalised, plus verbal and physical abuse). Draco has off-screen sex with other men before he and Harry get together. Harry attempts sex with another man but changes his mind. Plenty of antagonism. Fashions and music are not necessarily contemporary to the time period of the story. I sincerely apologise to anyone who lives in Walthamstow; I hear it's quite a nice place these days.
Content/Enticements: Clubbing, the Muggle world, coming out, first times, virgin!Harry, experienced!Draco, voyeurism, semi-public sex, jealousy, antagonism, pining, UST, flangst
Summary: Harry felt lit up from inside as soon as he entered the bar. There were blokes dancing together, their bodies close to one another, not keeping a wary distance as Harry was always careful to do when he was near another man. God, he wanted this – wanted it so much he could taste it, a metallic tang of heat and desire. He suspected nothing would ever be the same again – especially when he saw who else was in the room.

I'm so so excited I can finally talk about this, and most importantly, shout my head off about the amazing ART which [ profile] anemonen drew for it. LOOK AT THIS: Live here in the moment. I can't tell you how chuffed I was that Ane was inspired to create this stunning Draco. The whole picture fits my imaginings of the Tube scene from the story perfectly. And then I had to keep quiet and not say anything about it for WEEEEEKS! I nearly DIED. It's a gorgeous standalone picture of Draco so it won't spoil anything if you haven't read the fic, by the way. Please do leave [ profile] anemonen all the love if you go and take a look.

Wafflings about writing, with pictures and videos and stuff )
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Phew! I thought I was going to have to chuck myself out of Rectober for a while there*. I was aiming for a rec post a week, and time was ticking. But here I am, with 3 delicious art recs which I hope you enjoy.

banner by [ profile] capitu

* p.s. nobody actually gets chucked out of Rectober, and you're all amazing - I see people reccing every day fgs! You're the best! But even one rec over the month is a triumph for Rectober, and if you're interested, it's not too late to sign up and start reccing. Just click on the banner for more info.

3 art recs: H/D, Harry/Scorpius, and Stucky )
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I'm very excited about the hd_fanart fest returning this summer. \o/

Anyone can leave up to 3 prompts, and I know we have some new artists around at the moment, so I hope you'll all be prompting and signing up like crazy. ♥

In honour of the fanart fest I have ART RECS.

Recs and things )
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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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The BA degree project of Kincso Nagy.

I'm just.... WHOA. The cut out covers are so stark and bold. I love their simplicity but they are also so cunning in their design. I'd REALLY like to see them in real life - I want to run my fingers over the cut out and poke my fingers in the holes.

Then... they glow in the DARK? *thunk* I'm in love with these books before I've even seen the inside. Look at the effect on the endpapers! OMG! It's like an erotic experience just from paper.

The illustrations are super nice, also, with beautiful textures, and I adore the way that they incorporate pop ups and moving parts.

I WANT THESE BOOKS! So much. ♥ I wonder if she'll auction them, or keep them forever so she can take them out and stroke them possessively and a little bit creepily every morning, like I would do.
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Title: Undone
Artist: [ profile] raitala
Characters: Hugo Weasley, Scorpius Malfoy, Albus Severus Potter
Rating: G

asdfghjklssdfghjkl, would you look at this, [ profile] raitala made art for the second part of my Draco/Albus Severus story, Undone. It's the moment when Hugo, Scorpius and Albus see Draco arriving at the party, and oohhhhhhhh, it's so perfect! I had such fun thinking about the clothes that young wizards would wear at a party, 25 years down the line, and [ profile] raitala has captured them on paper brilliantly. Albus and his pouty face, and the million tiny buttons! Look at Scorp with his handsome face and sharp threads. And Hugo! My god, he's perfect! The whole thing makes me beam.

Getting art for my fic is just about my favourite thing in the world. I feel like Christmas came early. The art is completely WS and you don't need to have read the fic to enjoy it, because it also works simply as a great portrait of 3 next gen characters. Please leave the creator lots of love. ♥

Art for Undone

I have got LOADS more Draco/Albus planned, by the way, so thanks so much to everyone who commented and made me feel less of a pervert for wanting to write Albus getting thoroughly bummed by Draco again and again and again.

TALKING OF CHRISTMAS. Erised tomorrow.

click for gif... )
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Made For My Collar is the latest entry at [ profile] hd_fanart. God, but it's lovely. Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, a certain fandom treasure made this astonishing thing: First Catch Your Dragon (H/D, PG-13). A smitten birds adored it so much that I wrote a fic for it: Turning the Tables (H/D, PG-13, themes of D/s). I then prompted a scene from that fic for the art fest (is your head spinning, yet?). And a nameless, wonderful person has done this with it:

Title: Made For My Collar
Artist: Anonymous
Media: Pencil and P/S
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: D/s themes

I feel like I've been waiting forever for a really beautiful H/D collaring scene. And here it is, as delicious as I could ever have wished, and then some. ♥
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I can't get [ profile] hp_crossgenfest to show up on my friends feed! When i go to their journal I can see the entries, but IT'S NOT FAIR. I even tried leaving the comm and then joining again. I might try that again. And again. So, crossgen mods, ignore any notifications you get saying 'birds has lost the plot'. I JUST WANT CROSSGEN AND I WANT IT NOOOOOOW *wail*


I feel crappy with a chesty cold, a sore throat and I just want to take a wire brush to the inside of my sinuses and clear the fuckers out. The universe is annoying me. And it's fireworks night so my kids won't get to sleep til god knows when.

I'm aware I made some new friends this week on LJ... I'M NOT NORMALLY WHINY, OK? Only when I am deprived of slashy goodness. *sweet smile* Does anyone happen to have any delightfully smutty cross gen recs, please? (m/m and no incest would be my preferred flavour).

Thank you so much! In return, here's a rec for the sweetest thing you'll see all day: Gentlemen Out for a Stroll at [ profile] hd_fanart fest. Look at Harry, all handsome in his Auror robes, but then LOOK at Draco. He is SO BAD, with his smirky smile, and his big white feather, and his tailored trousers. The fangirls witches all gathered around to gawp are making me DIE. I love this.

In fact, do you know what, the universe isn't even annoying me any more. But, I'd still love some crossgen...  ♥

E.T.A: Oh, LOL, a new entry posted at [ profile] hp_crossgenfest and I can totally see it on my feed. How embarrassing. It's art and it's amazing! Look at Teddy's hair! (Charlie/Teddy, PG-13)
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I've got a first draft done for my [ profile] hd_erised fic. \o/ Now it's gone out to beta *nail bites*.

But, more importantly, [ profile] hd_fanart fest has begun!

If you haven't seen the opening piece of art, please go and look, because it's swoony-good. I've been stalking this Mystery Artist for a loooong time in hopes that she would one day draw H/D, and now she has, I hope we're all agreed that we must keep her, yes? *seals all exits*

The Holly and the Hawthorn (H/D, R) is mesmerisingly lovely. I just opened the page again to get the link, and got trapped in its evil gorgeousness all over again. I must have lost hours of my life to this piece. *happy sigh*

Please give the artist much love! Perhaps she'll stay with us forever? ♥


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