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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.
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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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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.



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* 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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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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Here's my second offering of recs for you! I've been busy writing my [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised, and not had much time for reading. What I have read has mostly been from other people's rectober posts, and very glorious and diverse they have been, too, but I didn't want to re-rec things. Luckily my talented flist provided me with these two beauties. They're both short and gorgeous.

Two fics )
Three art )

If you're looking for something to read, maybe fancy trying a new fandom even, please have a browse at our reccers' journals under the rectober tag. Here's the participant list, and we're adding to it all the time.

If you fancy jumping in to rectober, it's not too late. There are still over two weeks left to share recs for all fanworks in any fandom. I've been having a great time reading everyone's posts - thank you all so much.
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Is it still the first week of Rectober? Yes? *phew*





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I pledged to do one rec post a week, so here it it is. My first recs are all from [livejournal.com profile] hd_fan_fair.  \o/ This is one of my very favourite fests and I always love the crazy, original, hot, crackish and awesome things that come out of it, and the possibilities of all the different professions.

4 recs, 2 fics, 2 art )

I'm a bit behind with my reading, but I've been so excited to see the wonderful flurry of recs across my flist this week! Rectober is in full force and it's not too late to jump in and join us. Participants list here if you fancy browsing for recs,using the Rectober tag, and all the info is here if you'd like to sign up and start reccing.  ♥
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This is the last day of Rectober! Do jump in if you want to participate; even one good rec is a fabulous thing  ♥

I am so happy I managed to complete my own challenge which was to post recs twice a week for the whole month. Some weeks it was hard, and personally I would struggle to fit that in every month, but I enjoyed it, and I'd definitely like to rec regularly again, perhaps monthly rather than weekly, I'm not sure.

Anyway just one final rec as I am short of time today, but it's a corker:

today's rec... )

A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS PARTICIPATED IN RECTOBER! I'll post something wrapping it up in the next few days, but it's been great to see so many recs flying around during the month, and I have discovered some new favourite fics and made some new LJ friends, as well. \o/
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Help! I am running out of month! Here in the nick of time is my sixth rec post for Rectober, with 2 more to come next week.

OK this time I am cheating a bit. Again. It's not all fic. But it could be very inspiring.NSFW photo under the cut )
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Ugh, I got behind already! This should have come last week, but I got all distracted with Tom Felton and that thing about the Vanishing Cabinets, and who knows what. I'll make THREE POSTS this week instead. Man oh man, I am a slavedriver :D

THREE CRAZY NON-HARRY/DRACO PAIRINGS for you today!

This way to the recs )
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A fic, some poetry, and some art. Yay!

This way to the recs )

and signal boosting for:

SMOOCHFEST HOLIDAY KISSES!


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A rec from hd_tropes )

MY PLEDGE FOR RECTOBER: I'm going to try to rec twice a week during the month. If I mess up I will do two recs on the weekend to catch up. I'll also try to leave a quick comment, even if it's only a 'thank you!', on each rec post that I look at. Happy reccing and reading \o/

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