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The amazing and talented [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com profile] agentmoppet lots of love if you give it a try.

[livejournal.com 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.

OH. MY. WORD.

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 [livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen_fest has started posting with some absolute corkers to enjoy, and the [livejournal.com 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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This is one of my all-time favourite H/D fics ever. A conversation about the art on the [livejournal.com profile] hd_fan_fair banners (you can see the beautiful original here on [livejournal.com profile] isinuyasha's LJ) made me realise that some of my newer friends might not have read this glorious story, and I need to do all I can to rectify this terrible possibility!

Author: [livejournal.com profile] saras_girl
Title: All Life is Yours to Miss
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione [past Draco/OMC and past Draco/Pansy implied]
Summary: Professor Malfoy's world is contained, controlled, and as solitary as he can make it, but when an act of petty revenge goes horribly awry, he and his trusty six-legged friend are thrown into Hogwarts life at the deep end and must learn to live, love and let go.
Rating: R
Word Count: 115,000
Warning(s): Nothing serious. Flangst, original characters, lots and lots of talking.

I just reread All Life is Yours to Miss this week and it hasn't lost a bit of its genius. It took me right back to Hogwarts as if I was discovering it for the first time. It's deliciously Draco-centric, but Harry is also present on every line just by the wonderful, warm, vivid way that [livejournal.com profile] saras_girl evokes his character. Draco breaks my heart a little in this fic, he has so little self-worth and finds it so hard to open up and let any intimacy or joy into his life. But Harry mends it a thousand times over. He's so stubborn and determined and alive and loving and smart and honest and HARRY, even when an accident occurs and he is unable to move or communicate. It's the most wonderful thing to watch Draco slowly blossom and make connections within the castle, and then when Harry starts to recover, the relationship between them is funny and moving and frustrating and amazing and sizzles with UST.

The supporting characters are just brilliant. Madam Pomfrey, Hagrid and McGonagall are a delight, as are the pissed-off house-elves who start to serve up things like raw turnip sandwiches due to their unhappiness with Draco. And as usual with [livejournal.com profile] saras_girl's writing, there's a great cast of original characters too, including the unforgettable Stanley, the oversized mint beetle who is Draco's pet, and stole my heart completely in this story.

I know it's long, but it's super, super worth it. I can't recommend it enough.

There is another reason I wanted to rec this today, and this is because the fic has just tipped over 100,000 hits on AO3. WOW! \o/ I think this deserves much celebration, not just for this fic, but for our wonderful, vibrant fandom, that still has so many passionate readers. ♥  If you've already read All Life is Yours to Miss, I'd love you to comment and tell me what your favourite part was (I think mine might be the exchange You can't argue with the Sorting Hat!/ I can argue with anything.) And if you've yet to read it, you have a massive treat in store, I promise.
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The first round of [livejournal.com profile] wand_in_a_knot is over and I thoroughly recommend having a look if you have not been following the fest. There are so many different pairings and genres there and the standard of what I've read has been brilliant. I'm just reading the (gorgeous) final entry which is an amazing 8000 words!

I took the opportunity to polish my entry a little bit more and post it over at AO3. If anyone would like to take a look, it is here:

Title: Fit
Creator: birdsofshore
Pairing /Character: Draco / Albus Severus
Summary: Draco needs a new suit. Albus is keen to assist in any way possible.
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~4k
Warnings: Age disparity. Unbetaed.

I'd also like to rec Vaysh's entry, which left me breathless and stunned:

Title: Out in the Octagon
Creator: vaysh
Pairing /Character: Draco Malfoy/Gregory Goyle, Draco Malfoy/Astoria Malfoy née Greengrass
Prompt: "This is absolutely the last time."
Summary: Draco Malfoy is here for the magic that is Gregory Goyle.
Rating: R
Word count: 1260
Warnings: closeted gay character, MMA cage fighting, violence, mentions of arranged marriage

This fic was sheer magic.  Sensual, violent, obsessive, poetic - I was enthralled by this pairing and the addictive intensity of how Draco sees Goyle.
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Title: Dueling
Author: amorette
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,200
Content: Blow Jobs, Dominance & Submission, Hair-pulling, Rough Sex, Fighting Kink, Duelling, Dominant Harry, Bottom Draco
Summary: Draco is an Auror trainee. They have dueling practice every week. All dueling really amounts to is a game of domination and submission.

WHOOOOOOAAAAAA this was wonderful. There are so many favourite things of mine here: the antagonism, the duelling,the UST, the forced proximity and the D/s themes.... but I must admit, my heart sank one notch when I read bottom Draco on the content. I don't care too much who tops or bottoms, but I *do* like a powerful, smart Draco.... Imagine my joy when I found that this fic gives us a FABULOUS strong, snarky, competent, manipulative, fierce Draco. Who just happens to love it when Harry beats him at duelling.

ASASDFGHJKLDFGHJKLFGHJKLGHJKL!!!

This fic is super hot, super smart, and super well-written, especially considering it was written in 24 hours for [livejournal.com profile] wand_in_a_knot.

Gogogogogo! Enjoy!
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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 [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry fest always delivers.

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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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I promised [livejournal.com profile] capitu I would make rec posts before reveals and she's not even here to see this, my second post. *sniffle* But I loved this fest so much, [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised was absolutely mighty this year and I just wish I had more time to waffle on about all the fabulous things I read. This is a whistlestop tour of some more of my favourites. I'm still reading! Everything is amazing!

Four fic recs )
There'll be another post if I can squeeze an extra hour into the day - with art. THE ART! *flail* I don't think I can even pick my favourites. I might have to rec EVERYTHING. O_o
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I've been drowning in all of the glorious things that have been posted over the last month. I've hardly had time to comment properly, let alone rec, but I was determined to get at least one rec post in before [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised reveals. Are you going crazy waiting like me? WHO WROTE MY GIFT FFS? I thought I knew, but I was wrong, and it's driving me up the wall, LOL!

Recs: fics and a podfic )
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Title: Golden Age
Author: Anonymous
Inspired by Pottermore entry: B8. The Hufflepuff Common Room
Rating: R
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco; off-camera: Hermione/Pansy
Warnings/Content Notes: Environmentalism, alternative religion (or lack there of), unshakable socialism, food, hugs, a secret society, and perhaps some very interesting Muggleborns – it’s just a huge, liberal, Hufflepuff party.
Summary: The Celtic druids once made a decision that kept magic in abundance in Britannia, but they couldn’t account for the technological advances Muggles would make centuries later. Now magic is dying on the isles, and this is not a dark lord that Harry can fight. OR: Harry Potter doesn’t save the world this time, but he does get a lot of hugs.

Golden Age )

I hope Rectober is going well for you? I apologise for not having time to do much Rectober housekeeping at all this year, but I see wonderful recs here, there, and everywhere, and I still hope to come through with a list of contributors when it's all over.
birdsofshore: (curlew)
I have such a glorious, gorgeous treat for you! If you haven't read this already, don't resist - give yourself half an hour of pure pleasure while you enjoy this lovely fic.

Title: What the Werbelande Wind Blew In
Author: [livejournal.com profile] khalulu
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Word Count: 4175
Rating: R
Warning(s): none
Summary: A snowstorm blows a pale and pointy person into Harry’s coffee shop, and brings poetry (mostly medieval) into his life. And then there’s the flying cock monster, the penis tree, and the warrior rabbits.

This was just 4175 words of joy. I read it in bed and nearly woke up small people snoozing next to me because of laughing. Proper, shoulder-shaking laughing. And the romance! My heart!  I never before knew how much I needed a coffee shop fic where Draco is a mediaeval poetry student and he and Harry banter and snark divinely. And then Harry starts researching, in order to impress Draco, but of course he's completely and utterly obvious about it, and Draco is deliciously smug, and then Harry says... But you'll have to read it to find out exactly what made me hoot with laughter, past midnight, when I really should have been sleeping.

[livejournal.com profile] khalulu is such a wonderfully skilled writer, and this story is full of warmth and poetry and romance and intelligence and humour and delicious sauciness. That's not even mentioning the end notes about the Flying Cock Monster. I feel like I ate this fic up with a spoon and licked my lips at the end. The whole thing is so rich, and it's only 4000 words! I only wish there was another 50k of Harry and Draco flirting in coffee shops and then succumbing to the inevitable, overwhelming sexual tention between the two of them that jumps off the screen.

Excerpt: I want to quote the whole darn thing, I mean, REALLY, the whole darn thing, but I also don't want to spoil it for you. So here's just a teeny piece of its loveliness.

Click for excerpt... )

Please let me know if you try this one! I'd love for it to get all the love it deserves.
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I'm absolutely jumping on this broom. I just read 11k of super-good fic and I'm SO IMPRESSED with [livejournal.com profile] dicta_contrion and her stellar, smart, bold and funny PWP.

Title: Endowment
Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 11k
Summary: Potter has got under my skin for far too long, in far too many ways. I fully intend to return the favour.

Basically, Draco has a monster cock and wants to give Harry a good bumming with it. I know. I know. That's enough in itself. But then ELEVEN K OF MASTERFUL SMUT happens, OK?

So happy I'm in this fandom with you fabulous people. ♥ ♥ ♥

In case you miss it in the comments, dicta promised me she would stop writing porn, as it was causing a public health risk:

I really better call it a day with this whole "porn" thing. Strictly G-rated from this point forward.

Well, maybe the occassional hand-holding. PG? PG-13? If they hold hand in the sense that one of them puts his hand inside the other one's bum, is that still safe?


I made the mistake of reading this in a public place and did accidental hooting. :DD

IN OTHER NEWS:
Eclipse, the Starfighter game, is released tomorrow. Good job I have the STRONG WILLPOWER needed to work on writing my collab, instead of pissing my weekend away trying to get shiny slashy men to bum one another...
birdsofshore: (flapping)
[livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09 has bowled me over with this delicious little fic in which Draco spies on Harry as he prepares to go skinny dipping... only I'm not entirely sure who surprises who, in the end.

Please go and leave her all the love; it's such a divine slice of 8th year H/D - playful, and suggestive, and hot, and sweet, and SASSY!HARRY. It's stolen my heart. It's tiny - will take you only minutes to read - and oh-so-perfect.  ♥

Untitled, R, Harry/Draco

I'm really behind with my reading! So sorry! And have not even prompted for smooch yet. /o\ I'm writing things and flailing at things and trying to catch up...
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A fic posted for one of my prompts at [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest and it's bloody marvellous! Please go and enjoy 6k of delicious "risky wanking" smut. The author really knows how to exploit the unwilling arousal dynamic I adore so much, and uses it for humour and debauchery. I've been rubbish about reccing lately but I did not want anyone to miss this little gem.

Title: Worth The Risk
Author: [livejournal.com profile] create_serenity
Kink Showcased: Nearly getting caught
Rating: NC-17
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: Draco has developed an addiction to risky wanking and he particularly likes to indulge at work. Harry really needs to know what’s going on.
Warnings/Content Notes: Well, you’re expecting filthy smut, right? Slightly dub-con I guess, for a very short amount of time. I don’t think any other warnings really apply.
Word Count: 5919

Worth the Risk
birdsofshore: (curlew)
Title: Practice
Author: [livejournal.com profile] captainraychill
Pairing: Draco/Surprise (Slash)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: About 2400
Warnings: Some weirdness and a touch of angst but nothing trigger-y
Summary: “The object inside the box is my most prized possession.”

OK, I don't know what the author meant by 'some weirdness' in the warnings, because the only warning this fic needs is that it may MELT YOUR BRAIN OUT OF YOUR EARS. This was written for [livejournal.com profile] torino10154's Blow Job Friday, and it's the hottest, most inventive, magical-dildo-auto-fellatio fic you're going to find by a long chalk.

Go. Read it. It's a most excellent, filthy delight.

And if you feel inspired to create something, Blow Job Friday doesn't finish until Sunday. \o/

Practice
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Ahhh, I sort of dropped the ball with reccing. I've been all wrapped up in my [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised fic (finally fell in love with it *beam*) and didn't feel like reading much at all. A lot of what I read was mostly from other people's Rectober posts, though, so thank you very much indeed to all who provided me with great suggestions of what to read.

4 recs: 2 fic, 2 art )

Oh, and there are still TWO WHOLE DAYS OF RECTOBER LEFT. So, if you signed up but never managed a post yet, there's still time! if you were aiming for 4 posts but only managed 3 *shifty eyes*, there's still time! If you've only just heard of Rectober, why not jump on board for the last 2 days?

BASICALLY JUST LET THE RECS POUR FORTH.  :DDD

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