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Jun. 21st, 2015 03:10 pm
nerakrose: calvin and hobbes hugging (*hugs*)
Author/Artist LJ Name: Anonymous ([livejournal.com profile] hd_smoochfest)
Songspiration: Happy - Pharrell
Title: The Girl in the Kneazle Nightie
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, implied Ron/Hermione and possible Luna/OMC
Summary: All Luna wants is for her friends to be happy. Harry and Draco aren’t going to make it easy for her, but that’s okay. She has a plan.
Rating: PG13
Warning(s): Luna’s brain, original characters, playing merry hell with the dates of solar eclipses because it bloody well suited me.
Epilogue compliant? Not at all. Gleefully EWE.
Word Count: 29,819
Author's Notes: Thank you to my prompter – I took your Luna idea and ran with it. I really hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Also thanks to LB for support and proofreading, and to J for unwittingly inspiring me with musical kitchen utensils!

Why you want to read this: because this is WONDERFUL. i saw this on my flist this morning, and then promptly stayed in bed for another two-three hours reading it. it's delightful and lovely and amazing, and i love it very, very much. it's all from luna's pov and she's written with such care and love here that my heart sings at it. i love luna to bits, but she can be very difficult to pull off - but the writer of this did her beautiful justice. i said in my comment that i'm reminded of auri from the kingkiller chronicles, which is both very inaccurate and extremely fitting at the same time. where auri has neurological disorders that makes her life very difficult and i worry for her a lot, luna is very much the opposite. any neurological disorders she may have, don't make her life difficult, but the thing here is that they're both written with fondness and love and respect. they're not mocked or made fun of or freaks - they're allowed to be who they are. and that, to me, is what makes me love this fic so, so much.
like, honestly, i don't even care about luna's plot to get harry and draco together, all i care about here is luna. do yourself a favour and read this gem. ♥
nerakrose: (harry/draco)
because i'm carving out time to read fic these days!

all of these are harry/draco )



This entry was originally posted at http://nerakrose.dreamwidth.org/619113.html. Comments are welcome on both journals.
nerakrose: (harry/draco)
because i'm carving out time to read fic these days!

all of these are harry/draco )

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May. 27th, 2015 05:15 pm
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (teddy lupin)
this lovely thing was posted this morning (or sometime in the night) at [livejournal.com profile] hds_beltane and it's gorgeous:

An Owlkeeper and a Kingmaker by [livejournal.com profile] chantefable for [livejournal.com profile] curiouslyfic
Pairing: a subtle Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy development, starring Teddy Lupin and featuring a cameo by Severus Snape
Rating: PG
Word count: ~4300
Summary: Some days Teddy Lupin feels like he's the last sane person in the world. This may even be true, but it certainly doesn't make his life easier.

Why you want to read this: because it's lovely and i want to hug it forever and also. teddy being an owlkeeper. and everything is awful. and yet so lovely. i just. don't know what to say? go read it and love it.



This entry was originally posted at http://nerakrose.dreamwidth.org/618371.html. Comments are welcome on both journals.

INSTAREC

May. 27th, 2015 05:15 pm
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (teddy lupin)
this lovely thing was posted this morning (or sometime in the night) at [livejournal.com profile] hds_beltane and it's gorgeous:

An Owlkeeper and a Kingmaker by anon for [livejournal.com profile] curiouslyfic
Pairing: a subtle Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy development, starring Teddy Lupin and featuring a cameo by Severus Snape
Rating: PG
Word count: ~4300
Summary: Some days Teddy Lupin feels like he's the last sane person in the world. This may even be true, but it certainly doesn't make his life easier.

Why you want to read this: because it's lovely and i want to hug it forever and also. teddy being an owlkeeper. and everything is awful. and yet so lovely. i just. don't know what to say? go read it and love it.

nerakrose: calvin and hobbes dancing in joy (hellfuckingyes)
last time i made a rec post was way back in october, for rectober. i haven't done much fic reading since, being busy with life and reading books/comics instead, when i could. but, i have managed to squeeze in some fic reading, and so this rec list is the cream of the crop of the smattering of fic i've managed in the time since then.

harry/draco, bond/q, marvel, havemercy )

This entry was originally posted at http://nerakrose.dreamwidth.org/618098.html. Comments are welcome on both journals.
nerakrose: calvin and hobbes dancing in joy (hellfuckingyes)
last time i made a rec post was way back in october, for rectober. i haven't done much fic reading since, being busy with life and reading books/comics instead, when i could. but, i have managed to squeeze in some fic reading, and so this rec list is the cream of the crop of the smattering of fic i've managed in the time since then.

harry/draco, bond/q, marvel, havemercy )
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (team magic)
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So, I'm catching up on [livejournal.com profile] rs_games finally :D

Ocean Above & Sky Below
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: swearing, descriptions of food and eating, one kiss placed on a character while they are not awake and, thus, incapable of consenting
Word Count: 8000
Summary: Sirius, adrift and floundering at the advanced age of 23, rents out a mansion by the sea— as you do— in an effort to recapture his happiness. It works surprisingly well.
Notes: Much thanks to my team, who have been overwhelmingly kind, even when I forget to respond to them, and my beta, who puts up with much the same. This came from an idea spawned years ago and I’m very happy to have it here in front of me, finally. The title is from the song Sun Gangs, by The Veils.
Prompt: 59 - "Of all the things I wondered about on this land, I wondered the hardest about the seduction of certain geographies that feel like home — not by story or blood but merely by their forms and colors. How our perceptions are our only internal map of the world, how there are places that claim you and places that warn you away. How you can fall in love with the light.” ~ from "The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky" by Ellen Meloy.
Why you want to read this: Because this is beautiful and lovely and I love it very much. Sirius growing up stories are some of my favourite, and as you all probably know by now, I have a huge soft spot for regulus and his and Sirius' relationship. I'm going to let the excerpts seduce you into reading, I think.

Excerpt 1:
Sirius considered the afternoon as he watched the guests leave. It was, he realized, the first conversation they’d had where they stood on equal footing, he utterly grown and independent. It left him feeling oddly bereft, as if he had lost something before ever realizing he’d had it. He squinted into the dying sun as this thought settled uncomfortably within him, altering his internal landscape. There were new peaks and valleys in him, he realized, looking down into himself. How inexplicable that the tectonic shifts of his own inner self had gone unnoticed for so long.

Excerpt 2:
“Alas,” he announced. “I am truly the last Black to find love. Gods, I can see it now. You and your pretty little scholar, tucked away in a cottage in the woods somewhere, reading poetry to each other and, gods, adopting cats!”

“I like cats,” Sirius said, more pleased than he could say over Regulus’ projected future.

“I know,” Regulus replied, in a tone that made it quite clear what he thought of this devastating character flaw. “You’ll have three cats and rescue woodland animals and be so stupidly, domestically happy that you’ll be impossible to be around. Trust me.”

Some of the amusement went out of him. “It’s really over with Clothilde, then?”

“Absolutely, irrevocably over,” Regulus drawled, armor once more up about him. Sirius did not particularly like his brother, but he did love him very much.


The Effect of a Kiss
Rating: PG (kissing)
Summary: After his encounter with the dementor, almost losing his soul, Sirius is suffering some side-effects. He sends a message to Remus to come and help him. So, Remus does.
why this is awesome: it's a video! It's really, really lovely. The art is beautiful and the way it's cut together in the vid makes for some really evocative storytelling. I'm also impressed as all hell, that must've taken a lot of work and effort to put together!

Static
Rating: PG
Warnings: a sad lack of bare bottoms on display
Image Count: 53
Summary: They have begun to read the patterns in the sound of static.
Why you want to read this: Because you'll want to read it multiple times. You'll want to start at the beginning again aspens again and again until your heart is truly and completely shattered and you feel nothing but pain and love for these boys. HELP ME. I am lost. In all seriousness though, this is amazing and beautiful and you probably all know how much I love this artist's work - it suits itself both to the whimsical and funny as well as the heartbreaking and sad. I love it and I love this and I want you all to love it as much as I do.

Excerpt:
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Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Mentions of homophobia, a tiny bit of very slight cross-dressing, implied sex
Word Count: 12,000
Summary: Potter and Black have always been arrogant and selfish as far as Remus can tell. Having their own, very successful radio show, probably hasn't changed that one bit. But when fate, or more precisely Frank Longbottom, steps in, and Remus finds himself working with Potter and Black, he might have to consider that there's more to them than he's been giving them credit for.
Why you want to read this: Have I mentioned that I love Sirius? I do. Very much. And this right here is lovely in the way Remus is looking at Sirius and seeing the different parts and slowly figuring out what kind of man he is and falling in love with him. It's beautiful. Also, there's a happy ending ;)


Now
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Attempted suicide
Word Count: 12,600
Summary: Sirius’s efforts to save Remus from himself might just involve moving in, raising Teddy, living Muggle, and taking a cooking class for couples. Meanwhile, Remus is quite sure that he isn’t gay, he’s not in love with Sirius, and he doesn’t need help with anything. AU in the sense that Sirius and Remus survive the war.
Why you want to read this: This is lovely - it's everything I love about this kind of AUs and Remus and Sirius at this stage in their life. It's beautiful and I love it. Also I cried. They're perfect.

Excerpt:
Sirius goes into the kitchen to get some champagne for a toast. When he doesn’t come back after about ten minutes, Remus follows him to find that Sirius is crying into a dish towel.

“What’s wrong?” Remus whispers.

“It’s just – it’s stupid --” Sirius says.

“What’s stupid?”

“It’s just – Prongs is going to be a grandfather.” Sirius starts crying again.


And that's a wrap from me! A little late, but still. This year's fest was great. I won't be making a rectober master post this year, but I've got stuff to cross post to [livejournal.com profile] roserecs when I find the time...
nerakrose: calvin and hobbes hugging (*hugs*)
Right, so. Under the cut is a bunch of links to some old recs. Enjoy :)

golden oldies )

hopefully next weekend I'll have some new stuff for you all :)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (team magic)

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this week's recs are all from [livejournal.com profile] rs_games :D

Evenings, Mornings, Afternoons
Rating: R
Warnings: dangerously high caffeine content, drunken snogs, bad jokes
Word Count: 5600
Summary: Sirius is a librarian who doesn't read, Remus is a barista who prefers hot chocolate. At least they like each other. Eventually. Probably?
Why you want to read this: this is adorable, cute, fluffy and hilarious. i'm still smiling about this fic. everyone is awesome. please don't miss out on this fic.

Excerpt:

“What did he say? 'Sorry, sir, we're all out of carrot cake'?”

“I know you are cruel to me because you love me,” Sirius said, glowering at James, “but this is a major development.”

“The ringroad is a major development,” James said sagely. “This?” He gestured, as far as Sirius could gather, at the microwave, or possibly the kettle. “This is sad, mate.”


The Psychopomp
Rating: G
Warnings: N/A
Word Count: 60
Summary: The world collapses. You hold it in.
Why you want to read this: do you want your heart broken? do you also want a billion questions and no definite answers? no? well then. this comic is not only super pretty, it also tells in very few frames a very concise story of a Remus caught in a place he can't escape from, it seems, until Sirius comes to get him.

i'm 110% sure that remus is actually dead/dying, and sirius is fetching him into the light, so to speak. only, that makes me sad so i'm also pretending that remus is just stuck in the muggle world for some reason and that sirius went to fetch him back to the wizarding world, ok.

ANYWAY, interpret as you like.



Journey into the Land of the Rising Sun
Rating: PG
Warnings: None!
Word Count:3053
Summary: You see, sute-ki means steak, and suteki means wonderful, and this pun is going to be very helpful when one travels to Japan. A story where part of the grand plan to woo Lily Evans involves visiting Japan.
Why you want to read this: short but cute, with a few lovely, funny phrases. remus is adorable in his grumpyness (i don't blame him!). the marauders were all spot on.


Shot Through the Heart
Rating: G
Warnings: none, unless sad is a warning
Medium: Marker / PS
Summary: There wasn't a body for Remus to bury, just a flash of light he kept seeing out of the corner of his eye.
Notes: Thanks to S.
Prompt: 56 - "Clouds of black birds rose up wailing and screaming, like the thoughts of my heart." ~ Mary Renault
Why you want to look at this: this is striking. i love the contrasts and you can feel remus' pain radiate off the image.

nerakrose: (james potter)
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behind this cut: marvel and skyfall recs )

[livejournal.com profile] rs_games:

A World Gone Mad
Warnings: wanking, frotting, brief oral, some foul language because well, they’re teenage boys.
Word Count: 18,404
Summary: The realization that he may have not so platonic feelings for Remus lead Sirius to some realizations about himself and his family, and maybe, to start healing.
Prompt: 51 - We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”
~ from "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" by Tom Stoppard
Why you want to read this: Classic hogwarts era fic, and super cute and fluffy to boot. It does have a little angst, but on the whole, it's a super sweet read. The characterisations are all spot on.

Between the Moon and the Stars
Rating: M
Warnings: Some pain/gore, related to the werewolf transformation. Underage in some countries, legal for the UK. (They are both 16)
Word Count: 3000
Summary: The summer before their sixth year, and everything changes and stays the same.
Prompt: #53 - "I want warm summer nights, to lie in a hammock, staring at the stars, telling you stories. I want to dip my toes in the water, to dangle my feet off the edge of the dock and sit leaning forward, looking at you, laughing till our stomachs hurt, that’s the summer I’ve always dreamt about." - Anonymous
Why you want to read this: this is beautiful. Short but sweet, and very vivid. Teenage boys in love ♥

We Might Fall
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Angst
Word Count: 7137
Summary: Behind the veil, Sirius unwrites his life, one electric light at a time.
Prompt: #62 - "She said she knew she was able to fly because when she came down she always had dust on her fingers from touching the light bulbs." - from Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Why you want to read this: beautiful and heartwrenching. I cried actual, literal tears and then couldn't stop.

Stay (please)
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: One-sided love, prostitution, nudity, sex, hits of BDSM, smoking, angst, and bad handwriting. I think that's all.
Summary: He really should have known better than to fall in love with a prostitute. But as long as it feels real...
Prompt: 62 - “She said she knew she was able to fly because when she came down she always had dust on her fingers from touching the light bulbs.”
~ from "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger
Why you want to read this: comic! Sad comic! The kind of AU you love because it makes you cry but at the same time you want MORE. Yes. (Hooker!au. also known as one of my ultimate weaknesses.)

as usual, everything will be crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] roserecs sooner or later.

anybody else following [livejournal.com profile] rs_games? what are your favourites so far? I'm not 100% caught up yet, but i wanna gossip taaalk. and what of [livejournal.com profile] hd_fan_fair? i haven't read anything from there yet (the amount of fic is a little overwhelming). any must-reads?
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (teddy lupin)

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these recs are all from this summer - mostly august, as i haven't read much since uni started up again. new recs forthcoming next week, i hope. ;) all recs will be crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] roserecs once i've managed to roll out of bed tomorrow.

recs ahoy )

ETA: i made a shitload of banners before i picked the one i want to use for my rectober posts (i wanted a banner that took up less space), but i figured i'd share them all in case anybody else out there wants a smaller banner.

8 rectober banners )

recs time

May. 25th, 2014 10:54 pm
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (are you insane?)
i signed up for [livejournal.com profile] rs_games!!!!!! YOU SHOULD TOO I'M SO EXCITED I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR RS GAMES SINCE LAST RS GAMES BC I COULDN'T DO RS GAMES LAST YEAR BC I WAS BUSY WITH LVL2 AND JUST RS GAMES RS GAMES

ok recs. because i've been reading stuff :D and i was actually thinking about recs, as in - the type of recs i usually make. because i've been reading a lot of filth lately as well, and... well. the sort of stuff i read because FIC YAY and the sort of stuff i read because 'dammit i just want filthy porn and all of it right now for the next five days and nothing else' is very different, and i never rec anything from the latter category. <.<

so uhm basically i was just wondering if other people also make that distinction? i mean, i think the reason why i haven't ever recced anything from the second category is because i don't really need the world to see what kind of stuff i like when it's my animal brain taking over? to put it mildly. hmm.

so anyway, have a bunch of recs. :D maybe i'll even rec you some filth most of these are short because longfic is still kind of hard to come by when it comes to steve/bucky. which makes me a little sad, but on the other hand i guess i'm re-learning to enjoy shorter fic out of simple necessity.

RECS AHOY )

nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (are you insane?)
i sent in the application for the dictionary job. i am now forcing myself to remain calm about the whole thing. no point working myself up over something i might not even get a job interview for, right?

i'm getting a very nice tax return this year and i've decided i should probably spend some of that money on the dentist. i've not been to the dentist in appr. six years because i've not been able to afford it. i've been looking around for a dentist i like, and i found one that people i know have recommended, and who also offers a student discount. i'm now just trying to find an empty slot in my schedule for the actual visit - which, i'm sad to say, at this rate won't be until may :( i need to keep as many slots open as possible in case i get a job interview for the dictionary job, and i've got a fuckload of work the next couple of weeks so i've got little time as is. i won't have time at all right after the easter hols and then suddenly it's May. UGH. i might as well wait with booking the dentist until i've heard back from the dictionary people, i guess.

i'm going to edinburgh next week la la la in five days i'm in edinburgh la la la

anyway, on to the way overdue recs. these are all from the past couple of weeks/months. yeah i know, i haven't read much. at least goodreads is telling me i'm halfway through my goal for this year....because i've read a shitton of comics. those i will talk about later, as i'm reading the kid!loki stuff and i need to write a proper post about it and also revise the goddamn reading order the internet gave me, because it turns out it's not really that good a reading order. AHEM. recs.

nine recs within spn, harry potter and marvel )
Aaaand this is it! all of this will be mirrored on [livejournal.com profile] roserecs sooner or later.
nerakrose: calvin and hobbes dancing in joy (hellfuckingyes)

feels like insomnia (woah) (4172 words) by skylights
Fandom: Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies), James Bond (Craig movies)
Rating: Not Rated
Relationships: James Bond/Q
Additional Tags: Fluff, Crack, so I finally watched Skyfall and this happened, not even sorry, maybe a little, because of OOCness, Q has problems, Bond is one of them, but not really, unless Bond steals his food again, this is going nowhere
Summary: Q, on the other hand, is having significantly less trouble with coming to terms as to how he currently has a slightly drunk double-oh agent standing in his flat at arse-o’-clock in the morning. Without waiting for a reply, Q starts the vacuum up again and starts to clean the patch of carpet next to Bond’s feet. The vacuum nozzle bumps against Bond’s patent leather shoes a few times and Q grunts, a clear sign that Bond should move.

Bond moves.

(or, that fic where Q has insomnia and Bond tries to be helpful)
Why you should read this: my favourite kind of 00Q fics are luckily also the most common kind. Banter, perks, unsaid things and security in the relationship, as it is. This one is particularly wonderful because it's well written and humorous and has many great passages. I also love that this is an established relationship fic because those are relatively rare and established relationship fics are ♥

Excerpt:
“Arguing with a double-oh is like having a fight with a brick wall. Arguing with James Bond, on the other hand, when he has made his mind up about something, is like having a fight with a brick wall that fights the fuck back and fights dirty, at that.”


Keep Throwing Things and Slamming the Door (7817 words) by Traincat
Fandom: Spider-Man (Comicverse), Fantastic Four (Comicverse), Marvel 616
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Peter Parker/Johnny Storm
Characters: Johnny Storm, Peter Parker, Jennifer Walters, Ben Grimm, Susan Storm (Fantastic Four)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon
Summary: Waking up in a stranger's bed is not how superhero Johnny Storm planned on spending the morning after the night before.

From now on…

A) No more secret hookups with Peter Parker—he's the last man on earth Johnny'd want to share a room with, never mind a king-size bed.

B) Maintain a professional persona at all times. After all, he's a photographer for New York's #1 Superhero Bashing Rag and Johnny's perfect tabloid fodder.

C) Keep friends close but enemies closer. Easier said than done, with She-Hulk away on her honeymoon and Spider-Man avoiding him.
why you want to read this: this was brilliant. Johnny was lovely, absolutely lovely. Peter/spidey was great too, but mostly it was johnny I fell in love with here. Jen's subplot was hilarious and is an awesome comic relief when needed, though johnny's and peter's banter is great. ♥

RECTOBER MASTERLIST

R/S Games )Volstovic Cycle )Marvel )Supernatural )Harry/Draco )Harry Potter rarepairs )00Q )Art )
nerakrose: calvin and hobbes hugging (*hugs*)

The Night Is a Bridge between Yesterday and Tomorrow by anon ([livejournal.com profile] rs_games)
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Rating due to implied sex, some swearing, drinking, smoking
Word Count: ~ 18,600
Summary: Non-magical AU that starts in London, 1978. Our boys attend Four Parties and a Music Festival, in which we find romance, secrets, dodgy relatives, and lots of music
Notes: Thank you so much to the wonderful G and B for invaluable beta reading and insightful comments! More Author’s Notes at the end of the story
Prompt: 1. “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles
why you want to read this: this is beautiful. It's possibly the best thing I've read from this fest so far. I just want to soak it all up and bask in it. I really don't know how to put into words how much I love it. I just. ♥

Sins of Omission (14293 words) by halfpastmorrow
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - Rowling
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Remus Lupin/Charlie Weasley
Characters: Remus Lupin, Charlie Weasley, Harry Potter
Summary: Sometimes to move forward you have to go back.


why you should read this: hey look a pairing I've never come across before, much less thought about. This was great though. Charlie is great. His friendship with Bill was just perfect and I loved the way this story was told, with two timelines and how Charlie was a very different person in both and how Remus was equally different. I was a little bit sad at the lack of Sirius and mention of Sirius, I mean hello OTP, but this worked all the same. It's a thoroughly enjoyable read and I was rather pleasantly surprised, I have to admit.

nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (i think i just lost a brain cell)
today i went grocery shopping and discovered that a buttload of christmas stuff had been filled into the shelves. this made me ridiculously happy as tumblr and the rest of the internet is all about halloween and i don't give a fuck about halloween, it being an american holiday. i got into serious christmas mode and nearly bought half the stuff, trying in vain to remember what kind of christmas stuff i already have at home. i then had to remind myself that it's still october. and then i realised that there's not a lot of october left.

Sparks from the Fox' Tail by anon ([livejournal.com profile] hd_fan_fair)
Book Title: An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe
Rating: PG-13 (romance, not explicit)
Pairing(s: Harry/Draco
Summary: Draco is frustrated with his career as a travel writer, when a mini-tirade from Mrs. Weasley and an encounter with the portrait of an intrepid great-great-great-aunt lead him to Finland to study wandless magic. Harry is – just being contrary and following his sweet-tooth, or taking the subtle route to saving the world?
Why you should read this: Ok so I clicked this because it said Finland on the tin and i couldn't control my curiosity. it's great. most of the fic takes place in eastern finland and makes heavy use of finnish folklore in a magical context. i've read most of the poems (incantantions) referenced in the fic, but in Finnish, so it was a bit strange to see them in English. it was cool though.
my absolute favourite thing about this fic and the very reason i kept reading after the first couple of paragraph and the reason why i'm now reccing it to you, is Draco. this Draco is wonderful. sort of contradictory in the way he's both earth bound and airy, far away and right here. it's hard to explain, but from his actions and the way he spoke and his thoughts, that's what i took away from it all and i'm in love.


Start Quoting Shakespeare and We're Done by [livejournal.com profile] pyrebi
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural AU
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 15k
Warnings: Gleeful profanity, rampant rom-com scenarios, and a decided lack of porn.
Summary: In which Dean has the hots for a librarian named Cas, Cas may or may not have the hots for a mechanic named Dean, and Gabriel joins Sam in the peanut gallery in the hopes that he might just get to do a horizontal tango of his own.
Why you should read this: another librarian!cas and mechanic!dean fic. it's getting kind of obvious what i like, huh?
sam/gabriel are awesome in this. everyone is awesome. dean is a bit dense and a bit stupid and super 13 year old girl, sam is fed up, cas is dense and gabriel... well. XD this is a fun and light read and if you've got a spare half hour you'll burn through this quickly and will be happier for it.
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (are you insane?)
White Winter Hymnal by [livejournal.com profile] newbluemoon
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Rating:  NC-17
Word Count: 23,205
Summary:  AU. Writer!Dean walks into a café late at night on Christmas Eve, looking for inspiration for his next novel. Instead he finds librarian!Cas.

Why you want to read this: i thought this was going to be a tropefic and in a way it is. but it's very beautifully written and all kinds of adorable. the start of it is a bit so-so, but the middle bit is delicious. the third bit is pretty much just sexytimes, but i swear i've never seen porn written this way before. (i have to admit i got kinda bored by it because i'm not that into long descriptions, but ymmv.)

The Prank That Filled the Spank Bank by [livejournal.com profile] bookkbaby
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Dean/Cas, mentions of Sam/Jess and Bobby/Ellen
Wordcount: 41K~
Summary: It starts with a prank war and a chance meeting at the auto shop Dean works at.
Why you want to read this: this fic was the jackpot of my evening. UST, longing, confusion, misunderstandings, "helpful" and "concerned" brothers, etc. it's brilliant. it's perfectly paced, nothing seemed forced or played for gags and even the one (actually, two) things i was most worried about would be handled crappily, were done well. awesome read.
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (are you insane?)
recs ahoy!

[livejournal.com profile] rs_games (all art recs this time around):

Stalking Memories by anon
Why i liked this: this comic gave me an old newspaper/still movie kind of feel. also i love the differences between young!remus and older!remus. beware: sads.

Let go by anon
Why i liked this: i like the contrast in this comic; the warm interior of the flat against the rain and snow outside. also sirius' frustrations and remus taking them like punches? ow my heart. perfect glimpse of a day in the life post-hogwarts.

Fairy Love Songs by anon
Why i liked this: colours! i love all the colours so much omg <3 and the different colour schemes in the pictures, like there's a development from the rainbowy happy days to the red of the autumn and the later stages in their relationship and then padfoot all alone and it's cold out. idk, i just saw this and thought 'wow'.


[livejournal.com profile] hd_fan_fair:

Hidden in Plain Sight by anon
Rating: NC-17
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: EWE. Set four years after the Battle of Hogwarts, three years after Draco was abducted by person or persons unknown. Draco is now living in a small Muggle community and working in a library with no idea the Wizarding World exists, until one day, a bloke with a mop of just-shagged black hair comes in for storytime with a little boy to get out of the rain.
Word Count: 57,000
Why you want to read this: amnesia!fic! which... i kind of don't really like, so i'm not sure why i clicked this, but i'm glad i did. draco is lovely, harry is adorable and i really love hermione and ron in this. i particularly love ron's handling of the case and how he firmly took harry off it and rightly so, and how hermione, while smart, wasn't omniscient and recognised her limits and referred to specialists etc. the mystery solving was well done too, with a plot twist i did not see coming.
Why you don't want to read this: N/A

A Future Unknown by anon
Rating: NC-17
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: Draco had always thought that the ability to see the future would have saved him a lot of grief. The choices are no easier, however, when he is cursed to see an endless set of futures featuring Harry Potter.
Word Count: ~25,000
Why you want to read this: oh draco <3 i adored how draco's visions evolved alongside his growing (real!) attraction to harry, and the difference between the two. harry was adorable. my favourite bit? pansy's crush on hermione. brilliant. the resulting threesome is like the solution to my shipping problems when it comes to ron, pansy and hermione, i swear to god.
Why you don't want to read this: i felt that harry was a little bit ooc.

[livejournal.com profile] samhain_smut:

They Searched For Blue by anon
Prompt # 72 – "Hermione has always been curious what it would be like to be with another woman. At a masked/costumed Halloween ball, she gets the chance to experiment."
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Hermione/Pansy (mentions of past Hermione/Ron, Pansy/Daphne) Rose, McGonagall
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,365
Why you want to read this: to begin with, hermione and pansy together are super hot, but it was actually hermione's voice that really made me like this piece. it may look like just a pwp, but there's so much more to it. it's hard to explain, i guess one just has to read it.
Why you don't want to read this: N/A

Le Nombre de Jours Qui Jonchent Le Sol d'Octobre by anon
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Draco/Blaise
Rating: NC-17
Summary At home on Samhain after the War, Draco receives a visit from Blaise.
Word Count: ~1.4K
Why you want to read this: i have a huge soft spot for draco/blaise and i have to admit they're probably my otp when it comes to draco/anyone. this was perfect. loved draco's internal monologue, the banter with blaise, draco's aristocrazy (it was a typo at first but i love it, so. even if draco isn't crazy.) and the old traditions references. absolutely lovely.
Why you don't want to read this: N/A

How To Get An Exclusive Without Really Trying by anon
Prompt # 8. Post-Hogwarts,EWE. At a Halloween charity Quidditch match between the Canons (Ron is playing for them, decked out in orange), Reporter!Pansy (decked out in all black) sneaks into the locker room after for an interview... and a little more.
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Ron Weasley/Pansy Parkinson
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Pansy is determined to get the interview that will set her free from the Quidditch beat, whatever it takes.
Word Count: ~3000
Why you want to read this: ron/pansy! perfect the way they always are. pansy is ruthless and knows exactly what she wants, and so does ron. also nice contrast there, pansy considering leaving him hanging, but ron's sweetness winning her over.
Why you don't want to read this: N/A
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