nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (balfour)
2017-02-25 08:05 pm
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i set up a sideblog on tumblr for yuri on ice things - i normally don't care when my usual tumblr starts slanting towards a new fandom - the stuff i reblog on there is an eclectic mix of memes, various book, movie and tv fandoms and the occasional personal post, so it's all par for the course.

but then i made the mistake of checking whether the url victorextranikiforov was free, and well. here i am! *throws up hands*

anyway, RECS. (these will also go up on the sideblog eventually. i'll stick them in the queue or something.)

four fic recs under the cut )
nerakrose: calvin and hobbes hugging (*hugs*)
2017-02-20 10:30 am
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rec

i read this last night and guys

hood & glove (12473 words) by Fahye, hawberries
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky, Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Fairy Tale, Illustrations
Summary: "I don't mess with the fae," Otabek says.

"I'm not asking you to mess with them," JJ flat-out lies.



it is AMAZING

so sweet and wonderful and cute, and funny! featuring deadpan otabek, victor and yuri being cute in the background, and yurio as a fairy who's trying to trap otabek (but also, playing fair). lots of russian/eastern european fairytale elements/creatures/lore. it's illustrated and the art is absolutely beautiful as well, like storybook illustrations. :D my only wish is that it would've been longer, so i could've stayed with it longer, but alas.
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (balfour)
2017-02-12 10:57 pm
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fic rec days #3

A Beginner's Guide To The Dangers Of Making Out With Your Fellow Athletes At Parties (10215 words) by ineptshieldmaid
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky, Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov
Characters: Otabek Altin, Yuri Plisetsky, Victor Nikiforov, Katsuki Yuuri, Mila Babicheva, Lilia Baranovskaya, Yakov Feltsman, Kenjiro Minami, Nishigori Triplets
Additional Tags: tiny angry russian kitten, friendship for spiky people, make out first talk later, yuri is a teenager and a brat, but is learning to appreciate the magic of friendship, episode 12 compliant, author may be using yurio to ventriloquise her frustration with the major ship, Online Harassment, and other ways yuri's fans are creepy, everyone is bi and nothing hurts
Summary: None of this has anything to do with Otabek, except that Yuri didn’t get Otabek’s number, and so he can’t bitch to him about the whole situation. He makes do with bitching to Mila, who at least agrees that Viktor is impossible to deal with right now.

Otabek keeps liking Yuri’s selfies, but that’s it, that’s the complete and total sum of his communication with Yuri for an entire two weeks. Yuri is not mad about it because there’s nothing to be mad about. They are friends and this, it turns out, is what friends do. Like each other’s selfies and make out at international sporting events. He’s pretty sure Mila’s got at least three friends that fit exactly those parameters.

why you should read this: fun and light read. I like that yuri is allowed to be a teenager and having crushes and making out with people. And otabek, even if in this he's about three years older. It's sweet and I liked it a lot. :)

And thus conclude the fic rec days :D I didn't get much fic reading done today, so there's only the one rec. until next year!
nerakrose: drawing of jeannot from havemercy (jeannot)
2017-02-11 07:38 pm
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fic rec days #2

I was going to rec something else, but what the hell - have some more yurio/otabek. ♥

the birth of comets takes place on the tip of your lashes (15620 words) by apollothyme
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky
Characters: Yuri Plisetsky, Nikolai Plisetsky, Otabek Altin, Victor Nikiforov
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Blindness, Blind Character, Disability, Family Feels, Hurt/Comfort, Getting Together, Friends to Lovers
Summary: His second visit to an ophthalmologist occurs five months later.

Just like during his first consultation, he doesn’t understand any of the medical jargon coming from the doctor’s mouth. Only now, after he’s done explaining everything in complicated, convulsed words, the man turns to Yuri with a smile on his face and explains everything once more, this time using terms Yuri can understand.

Yuri listens. He bites down on his bottom lip and he does not cry.

Why you should read this: This was thoroughly lovely. There's no other word for it. ♥ it's less about the romance (which was also lovely ♥) and more about Yuri and his skating career, his illness, his relationships with other people, otabek in his life, etc. I'm reminded of a post I saw on tumblr a while ago, a screencap of a smiling Yuri with a tumblr text post pasted on top: "contrary to popular belief I am soft and have feelings" or something along those lines. I feel like it'd sum up this fic perfectly. Very warmly recommended. ♥

Midwinter's Knight (2603 words) by mousapelli
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky
Characters: Otabek Altin, Yuri Plisetsky
Additional Tags: Magic, Folklore, Winter Solstice, fairy courts, Sharing Clothes
Summary: Otabek's hoodie is made of magic, smells like the moon, and Yuri is not giving it back. AU where everything's the same except for Otabek's surprise supernatural tendencies.

Why you should read this: look at that, another mousapelli fic :D listen, once upon a time a very long time ago mousapelli wrote Remus/Sirius fics, of which one is an all time favourite (band!AU! I mean come on), so when I saw this name in my yurio/otabek searches, I may have shrieked. A little. A lot. And then I promptly read everything and subscribed, and then this little gem dropped into my mailbox yesterday. IT IS VERY CUTE AND YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY READ IT. Magic hoodie! Otabek is a fairy prince! Well, knight of winter, but what the hell is the difference :D short and uplifting and adorable. Bonus points for shapeshifting magics :D

nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (balfour)
2017-02-10 04:59 pm
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fic rec days #1

for day one i'm reccing yurio/otabek fics ♥

From Almaty, With Love (71776 words) by BoxWineConfessions
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky, Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov
Characters: Yuri Plisetsky, Otabek Altin
Additional Tags: Mutual Pining, Falling In Love, Slow Burn, Slice of Life, lots of playing with each other's hair, Otabek is a renaissance man, Masturbation, Wet Dream, First Kiss, Love Confessions, Brief Mention of Blood, Literal Sleeping Together, Gratuitous making out, pov switching, Hand Jobs, Frottage, First Time, Enthusiastic Consent, Blow Jobs, Intercrural Sex, Yuri is 17, Otabek is 19, Rimming, bottom otabek, Anal Sex, unprotected sex, Premature Ejaculation, Long-Distance Relationship, bottom yuri, versatile couple, orgasm denial/edging, Clothed Sex, Window Sex, gratuitous fingering, Riding, Angst with a Happy Ending
Summary: It’s quiet here. Even if the car alarm on the neighbor’s goddamn BMW has been going off for the past twenty minutes. Quiet, even though the alarm’s got the neighbor’s dog howling like crazy, and the neighbor works second shift and isn’t there to comfort the dumb dog.

It’s quiet…They haven’t spoken to each other since that morning, when Yuri went off to go see his tutor, and Otabek went off to do whatever the hell it was he did in the mornings before he hit the rink.

“You’re used to the noise?”

“Yeah, but…I think I like the quiet too.”

Or: Yuri spends the summer with Otabek in Almaty.

Why you should read this: ok, first off: this fic appears to be unbetaed. there's spag issues from here to almaty and back, to the point where often entire sentences are completely incomprehensible. it also has a bit of a rocky start. that being said, it's still really, really lovely. it does romance in just the kind of subtle and understated way that i love, and despite the spag issues, the writing is good. (i know that i definitely thought 'i want to write like this' a few times.) i love the characterisations of both yurio and otabek, and i love the way they come together and do what they can to make long distance work.


Two Make a Pair (5009 words) by mousapelli
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky, Otabek Altin & Yuri Plisetsky
Characters: Otabek Altin, Yuri Plisetsky, Victor Nikiforov, Katsuki Yuuri
Additional Tags: Aged-Up Character(s)
Summary: It started out as a joke, socked feet on hardwood flooring, but somehow the pair skate became something much more for Yuri and Otabek in the end.

why you should read this: ohhhh this is just gorgeous. established relationship fic, and so so so lovely. they're so in love and it doesn't even need to be said (there's not even kissing in this)/pointed out. i love it. i love that their relationship is dynamic and evolves with them, i love the trust between them, i love - everything about this. it's perfect in every way possible.



Come When Invited (4458 words) by mousapelli
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky
Characters: Otabek Altin, Yuri Plisetsky, Victor Nikiforov, Katsuki Yuuri
Additional Tags: Wedding Fluff, Meeting the Parents, Olympic Shotgun Wedding
Summary: The 2022 Olympics are in two months, so Otabek proposes the only one way they're going to change Yuri's citizenship in time. Or he just plain proposes. It's one of those.

why you should read this: this is a sequel to two make a pair. this fic is also lovely, but mostly it's funny :D i'm also very amused that for something that is a WEDDING FIC there's still no kissing, but also: with writing this good? you don't need it. THEY'RE SO IN LOVE. i love it. i've re-read this fic (and the one before it) multiple times. so good. i want to hug these fics.
nerakrose: (harry/draco)
2017-01-06 12:26 pm
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final erised rec

*thud* i have now read everything i wanted to read from [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised and with this final rec, i've also recced everything i wanted to rec. and then i will impatiently wait for the reveals to go up. :P

Written on the Heart (113983 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley
Characters: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Blaise Zabini, Pansy Parkinson, Millicent Bulstrode, Gregory Goyle, Theodore Nott, Luna Lovegood
Additional Tags: Hogwarts Eighth Year, Soulmarks, Slow Burn, flangst, Community: hd_erised, Slytherins, Families of Choice, Falling In Love, Pining, Bad Dreams, HP: EWE, getting drunk, copious swearing, Sarcasm, Muggle Studies, Muggle Fine Dining, wanking, sucking cock, Angst, Bad Decisions, Unexpected friendships, Teasing, Coming Out, Kissing, famous Harry Potter, UST, Happy Ending, Blaise Zabini's dubious porn collection, Clubbing
Summary: Harry doesn’t mind that so many Slytherins from his year have returned to finish their NEWTs, really he doesn’t. It’s just – do they have to be so friendly? He’s not prejudiced, really he’s not. It’s just – they’ve got to be up to something, right? Unnerved by the attention he’s attracting from everyone – the Slytherins are the least of it, to be fair – and struggling with a raft of changes to Hogwarts itself, Harry wishes he could be happy that one constant remains: Draco Malfoy really fucking hates him.

When he’s hit by an illegal love-spell though, Harry finds he has more to worry about than whether or not Blaise Zabini actually wants to be his friend. For if everyone affected has been blessed – or cursed, by the look on Malfoy’s face – with a magical tattoo revealing the name of their soulmate, what does it mean that Harry’s skin remains completely bare?

Why you should read this: ohhhh my lordddd this was so good ♥ i loved everything. it's funny (hilarious, at points), and so, so sweet and lovely too. i loved how harry and draco's relationship developed, harry and his confusion about feelings and attraction (at some point i seriously thought it was going to turn out that harry was aromantic, which would've been amazing tbh, and also now i want a fic where that's the case) to draco, and then draco himself. he hit pretty much all my favourite draco characterisation buttons, so what more could i possibly want?? (i know what more. ron finding harry and draco asleep in bed together, at the end there, because i live for ron being mortified by h/d, always. it makes me laugh so much every time.) ANYWAY. don't let the length of this deter you because this is AMAZING and FANTASTIC and probably actually my favourite fic from erised this year. (it's hard to say - there were so many brilliant fics this year!) it also doesn't hurt that the ust and smutty parts were more of an afterthought (is my impression, anyway), or rather a small part of everything along with other smaller parts to make up a whole, instead of the entire basis of their developing relationship. it makes me very, very happy. ♥

This entry was originally posted at http://nerakrose.dreamwidth.org/652872.html. Comments are welcome on both journals.
nerakrose: (harry/draco)
2017-01-06 12:26 pm

final erised rec

*thud* i have now read everything i wanted to read from [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised and with this final rec, i've also recced everything i wanted to rec. and then i will impatiently wait for the reveals to go up. :P

Written on the Heart (113983 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley
Characters: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Blaise Zabini, Pansy Parkinson, Millicent Bulstrode, Gregory Goyle, Theodore Nott, Luna Lovegood
Additional Tags: Hogwarts Eighth Year, Soulmarks, Slow Burn, flangst, Community: hd_erised, Slytherins, Families of Choice, Falling In Love, Pining, Bad Dreams, HP: EWE, getting drunk, copious swearing, Sarcasm, Muggle Studies, Muggle Fine Dining, wanking, sucking cock, Angst, Bad Decisions, Unexpected friendships, Teasing, Coming Out, Kissing, famous Harry Potter, UST, Happy Ending, Blaise Zabini's dubious porn collection, Clubbing
Summary: Harry doesn’t mind that so many Slytherins from his year have returned to finish their NEWTs, really he doesn’t. It’s just – do they have to be so friendly? He’s not prejudiced, really he’s not. It’s just – they’ve got to be up to something, right? Unnerved by the attention he’s attracting from everyone – the Slytherins are the least of it, to be fair – and struggling with a raft of changes to Hogwarts itself, Harry wishes he could be happy that one constant remains: Draco Malfoy really fucking hates him.

When he’s hit by an illegal love-spell though, Harry finds he has more to worry about than whether or not Blaise Zabini actually wants to be his friend. For if everyone affected has been blessed – or cursed, by the look on Malfoy’s face – with a magical tattoo revealing the name of their soulmate, what does it mean that Harry’s skin remains completely bare?

Why you should read this: ohhhh my lordddd this was so good ♥ i loved everything. it's funny (hilarious, at points), and so, so sweet and lovely too. i loved how harry and draco's relationship developed, harry and his confusion about feelings and attraction (at some point i seriously thought it was going to turn out that harry was aromantic, which would've been amazing tbh, and also now i want a fic where that's the case) to draco, and then draco himself. he hit pretty much all my favourite draco characterisation buttons, so what more could i possibly want?? (i know what more. ron finding harry and draco asleep in bed together, at the end there, because i live for ron being mortified by h/d, always. it makes me laugh so much every time.) ANYWAY. don't let the length of this deter you because this is AMAZING and FANTASTIC and probably actually my favourite fic from erised this year. (it's hard to say - there were so many brilliant fics this year!) it also doesn't hurt that the ust and smutty parts were more of an afterthought (is my impression, anyway), or rather a small part of everything along with other smaller parts to make up a whole, instead of the entire basis of their developing relationship. it makes me very, very happy. ♥

nerakrose: (harry/draco)
2017-01-05 11:43 am

snowflake #5

i'm skipping day 4 as that's the 'interact with someone new' prompt, and given how many new people i've friended lately i'm a) covered and b) reaching a point where i'm socially fed up. :p that being said, i'm unlikely to deny a friend request if somebody comes along and desperately wants to make new friends. for those who missed it or are newer than new, there's a brief introduction post a few entries back.

Day 5

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.


i have some more [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised recs to make before reveals go up on monday.

Lift Your Open Hand (18752 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Additional Tags: Accidental Bonding, Bedsharing, Forced Proximity, Bickering, Banter, Community: hd_erised, maybe slight dub-con for drunken snogging, Consensual Canoodling, Auror Training, bookshops, Bars and Pubs, Harry's Canonical Chest Monster, Semi-Public Frotting, First Kisses, Domesticity
Summary: With Draco Malfoy as his assigned partner for the next six weeks of Auror training, Harry had been prepared for things to go poorly. But getting themselves accidentally bonded to each other in the first twenty minutes of their very first assignment seemed going above and beyond, even for them.
Why you should read this: This was so cute and lovely! The banter between Harry and Draco was great. I also loved how supportive Ron and Hermione were (and particularly that Ron thought they were already together!), the slow build and all the kissing at the end ♥ I also particularly loved that there was very little UST to speak of.


And, On The Other Side, A Welcoming Voice (38757 words) by Anonymous
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Dennis Creevey, Parvati Patil, Padma Patil, Narcissa Black Malfoy
Additional Tags: Post-War, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, HP: EWE, Discussion of canon and post-canon deaths, Community: hd_erised
Summary: For twenty years, the official history has told readers that Harry Potter died at the Battle of Hogwarts. The next edition is going to require some significant revisions.
Why you should read this: this was wonderful! i loved it very much. the slow build of trust and camaraderie between harry and draco (and the love, of course), the way they all worked together to get harry out, the casual killing a couple of times a week (!!!) which had me laugh out loud so many times, and also just shake my head in general, the potterites (omg). i had to shed a few tears at the end there, as it was simply too lovely all around. i adore it.


i know that's not three, but i currently don't have any other recs to make.

This entry was originally posted at http://nerakrose.dreamwidth.org/652761.html. Comments are welcome on both journals.
nerakrose: (harry/draco)
2017-01-05 11:43 am

snowflake #5

i'm skipping day 4 as that's the 'interact with someone new' prompt, and given how many new people i've friended lately i'm a) covered and b) reaching a point where i'm socially fed up. :p that being said, i'm unlikely to deny a friend request if somebody comes along and desperately wants to make new friends. for those who missed it or are newer than new, there's a brief introduction post a few entries back.

Day 5

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.


i have some more [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised recs to make before reveals go up on monday.

Lift Your Open Hand (18752 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Additional Tags: Accidental Bonding, Bedsharing, Forced Proximity, Bickering, Banter, Community: hd_erised, maybe slight dub-con for drunken snogging, Consensual Canoodling, Auror Training, bookshops, Bars and Pubs, Harry's Canonical Chest Monster, Semi-Public Frotting, First Kisses, Domesticity
Summary: With Draco Malfoy as his assigned partner for the next six weeks of Auror training, Harry had been prepared for things to go poorly. But getting themselves accidentally bonded to each other in the first twenty minutes of their very first assignment seemed going above and beyond, even for them.
Why you should read this: This was so cute and lovely! The banter between Harry and Draco was great. I also loved how supportive Ron and Hermione were (and particularly that Ron thought they were already together!), the slow build and all the kissing at the end ♥ I also particularly loved that there was very little UST to speak of.


And, On The Other Side, A Welcoming Voice (38757 words) by Anonymous
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Dennis Creevey, Parvati Patil, Padma Patil, Narcissa Black Malfoy
Additional Tags: Post-War, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, HP: EWE, Discussion of canon and post-canon deaths, Community: hd_erised
Summary: For twenty years, the official history has told readers that Harry Potter died at the Battle of Hogwarts. The next edition is going to require some significant revisions.
Why you should read this: this was wonderful! i loved it very much. the slow build of trust and camaraderie between harry and draco (and the love, of course), the way they all worked together to get harry out, the casual killing a couple of times a week (!!!) which had me laugh out loud so many times, and also just shake my head in general, the potterites (omg). i had to shed a few tears at the end there, as it was simply too lovely all around. i adore it.


i know that's not three, but i currently don't have any other recs to make.

nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
2016-12-27 09:24 pm

Erised recs

I dunno when next I'll post recs, as tomorrow I'm travelling to Manchester and will be staying there in excellent company the rest of the year, so my reading may be limited. Guys, there's so much quality at [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised this year, it's crazy.

Family Man is on TV (my mum put it on, and earlier in the week there was a movie with the same plot but where the main character was a woman, I don't remember the title) all of which is giving me a very strong urge to re-read [livejournal.com profile] saras_girl's Turn - who wouldn't rather have their heart broken by H/D than look at nic cage go through the same plot... Amiright??? God, I remember sobbing so hard when I read it, twice, because of course it had to break my heart twice before it was over. In case anyone's forgot about this fic, here's your friendly reminder that it exists and that it's wonderful. I don't have a link at hand - I probably read it on the hex files archive way back when...

Antediluvia (56441 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger, Lee Jordan, Padma Patil, Blaise Zabini, Narcissa Black Malfoy
Additional Tags: Washington D.C., a pointy monument, Mixed Hermione, Merpeople, Draco’s American cousin, Magical USA, Political Commentary, Water, matriarchal societies, a sassy seahorse, Mrs Black’s Cheering Charmed retirement, Muggles fucking shit up as usual, Aurors, Some gory details recounted, Community: hd_erised
Summary: Everyone always forgets about the Merpeople. So did Harry until the day his, Lee’s, and Hermione’s Portkeys land at Reagan National Airport’s Arrivals dais. He’s just had to leave a job he loves and pack his entire life—literally—into his luggage. Then Malfoy and his subplots arrive, and suddenly, saving the world again, one Mermaid at a time, sounds like the perfect excuse to do something he’s always wanted.
Why you should read this:  This is probably my favourite fic of the fest so far! It's funny and brilliant, I love the banter between Harry and Draco, the politics and the science, this particular group of people doing things together, Seabiscuit! Ron and Gawain, etc. And I love this quote (bolding mine):

But the point is, Harry,” she said, finally, “we did enough. You didn’t need to know everything for it to still be a worthwhile experience.”

He frowned, staring down at his hospital sheet. “I suppose not,” he said. “I just hate…” he trailed off.

“Not being in control?” she suggested.

He nodded. “It’s hard.”

“For people like us, I know,” she said. “But this isn’t some book about your life, Harry. Other stories happen that we’re just players in. It’s okay.

I can't really articulate why, so let me just say YES GOOD.


Lumos (41471 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Additional Tags: Hogwarts Eighth Year, Room-sharing, wanking, Voyeurism, Frottage, Really so much wanking, Intercrural Sex, kissing in corridors, inter-house fraternisation, Wandless Magic, A little angst, some h/c, Magical Injury, Pining, Jealousy, Enemies to Lovers, Desperation, Inexperience, Premature Ejaculation, First Times, the sexual appetites of teenagers, Community: hd_erised
Summary: Harry never expected to spend eighth year listening to Draco Malfoy wanking.
Why you should read this:  For something so smutty as this is, I didn't expect it to be so beautiful. But there's really no other word for it... It's overall lovely, absolutely wonderful. It's got it share of teenage hormones and all the smuttiness that comes with it, and Harry being somewhat oblivious, snark between Harry and Draco, and all that, but what stood out to me was all the things Harry saw (and thus his descriptions), and how beautiful that was.
nerakrose: (harry/draco)
2016-12-22 07:42 pm

Erised recs

The Full Four Seasons (49133 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, Astoria Greengrass/Draco Malfoy, Theodore Nott/Pansy Parkinson, Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, Lucius Malfoy/Narcissa Black Malfoy, Millicent Bulstrode/Padma Patil
Additional Tags: POV First Person, Slow Burn, Friends to Lovers, Pining, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Angst, Humor, Fluff, so many feelings, Bickering, Infidelity, Impotence, Coffee Shops, Flying, Flirting, Christmas, cowardice, Internalized Homophobia, Kissing, Stripping, Frottage, Anal Fingering, Rimming, First Time, Topping, Top Draco Malfoy, Bottom Harry, Community: hd_erised, Coming Out
Summary: Draco Malfoy just wants a quiet life. He has a successful business, a lovely wife, and a delightfully horrible circle of friends. He’s fine. Or, he was fine until Harry Potter thundered into his life with all the subtlety of a blast-ended skrewt and turned everything on its head. Now he’s beginning to wonder if ‘fine’ is enough, after all.
Why you should read this: This was just the kind of long fic to curl up with for a day. I hesitate to call it slow burn, because the feelings are there more or less from the start, rather it's a slow unwinding. Of Draco. I thought it was very lovely, and beautifully done, because Draco is an unreliable narrator (fic is 1st person POV) so the tension comes not so much from the thing between him and Harry, but rather from the discrepancy between Draco's real feelings and what he tells us he's feeling. And then their relationship came in fits and starts and was perfectly messy... Idk man, this whole thing was just really lovely. It was raw and heartfelt and beautiful.



Boom Clap (The Sound of My Heart) (39564 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Blaise Zabini, Cho Chang, Minerva McGonagall, Portrait Severus Snape, Narcissa Black Malfoy
Additional Tags: Explosions, Drinking, Unhelpful Friends, It Gets Better, War Trauma, Nightmares, Community: hd_erised, Hogwarts Eighth Year, Background Relationships
Summary: Post-war Hogwarts has been energized by its new teaching fellows program. Where once bitter enmity divided the wizarding community, Malfoy and Potter chummily patrol hallways together whilst Granger and Zabini seek lost parts of the castle at McGonagall’s behest and Chang supervises Quidditch when not lecturing in Charms. It’s a veritable wizarding utopia and life is predictable for the first time in years. Which is, of course, when everything blows apart as the result of a drunken dare and Malfoy’s life is ruined beyond his capacity to repair it. Ever. In a million years.
Why you should read this: This fic was raw in a completely different way from the other fic, in that way where it felt like draco's emotions were my own. His fire conversation with pansy was brutal, in a way I can't really explain. I loved it. I particularly loved that Blaise's specialty was herbology which is very different from what I'm used to, Harry's "did everyone but me have a wild time at hogwarts?" exclamation, randy teenagers everywhere, and the fact Ron was the one who urged Draco to Do Something. I loved it.
nerakrose: keep calm and write something (keep calm and write something)
2016-12-16 07:13 pm

Erised recs & gywo

I'm on the bus to Helsinki right now (and have thus been travelling for almost four hours already), and have been spending the time wisely. :p but before I get to the [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised recs:


[img: notebook paper with "GYWO 2017" printed in large black letters with a blue
shadow. under that, "writing decathlon" in handwritten black letters with an
orange shadow. printed at the bottom in black is "sign up dec. 14 - jan. 15"]
GetYourWordsOut: Year Nine!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


The other day I put in my pledge to write 200k next year. I've been doing gywo since 2012, always the 150k pledge, and have actually yet to make it... I came closest in 2012, with 130k words, and this year (at 90k) is the most I've written in a year since then. I wanted a bigger push and a daily writing goal that was about 500 words or more, and given how many things I'm writing atm (a novel and a bunch of novellas), 200k seems like the right challenge to push me to get it all done. So here's to 2017! *raises metaphorical glass*

Title: Spelling It Out
Artist: Anonymous
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] marysiakPairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: PG
Art Medium: Digital/Photoshop
Summary: Harry charms Draco.
Artist's Notes: Apologies for the puns.
Why you should look at this: This is really pretty and really lovely to boot. I love the colour scheme (and the pink of the spell!) and perspective, and how they look like they're about to float off into euphoria.

A Ghost in the Garden (27175 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Pansy Parkinson, Millicent Bulstrode, Gregory Goyle, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Charlie Weasley, Cormac McLaggen, Dean Thomas
Additional Tags: Aurors, Auror Partners, casefic, Pining, Awkward Bed Sharing, Sexual Tension, Snark, society shenanigans, Dragons, Alcohol Abuse, Mentions of Violence, Community: hd_erised, Ghosts
Summary: That night Draco dreams, and he is the ghost in his garden. He is both silvered figment and his own solid and flesh face pressing against the window, watching. Spinning and spun, haunting and haunted. Turned and turning, an open mouth with no sound.

 Harry and Draco are thrown together on an investigation into a sinister political movement.

Why you should read this: This was kind of hauntingly beautiful? I remember I stayed up to finish it and then because I couldn't find words to comment on it just then, left it till morning and then made a halfassed job of it. It's really, really lovely, in a melancholic and almost poetic way. I loved how draco's alcoholism was portrayed (very subtle), and how he and Harry came together in an imperfect way. Very good read. Not really fluffy, but it's not a terribly angsty fic either, in my opinion.

Bound To You (28133 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy
Additional Tags: Accidental Bonding, Cursed Bonding, Curse Breaker Draco Malfoy, Cartographer Harry Potter, unusual careers, lots of sass, Mild Angst, Pining, Slow Burn, Community: hd_erised
Summary: Hag magic is capricious and unruly, and Harry and Draco are bound to stay by each other’s side until they can solve the riddle. In between long car trips, misty rain, and midnight star charts, they begin to understand each other.
Why you should read this: Curse fic! I love cursefics tbh, and while accidental bonding isn't my thing, I thought this was really great, and well done too. Surprise!godric/salazar, though I'm not going to spoil how that comes into play. It was brilliant. I also really loved the magic in this fic, and Harry as a cartographer. It's oddly fitting. (Also I'll never tire of Cursebreaker!draco.)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
2016-12-11 08:58 pm

Erised recs

I've had a quiet weekend - bingewatched Yuri on ice (so pure, so good) and finished my festivebastion/volstovic cycle holiday exchange fic and posted it to my ao3 drafts; the fest is self posting between Christmas and NYE, and ao3 doesn't have queueing (yet?). I won't be taking my laptop with me over the holidays so ao3 draft seemed the most convenient option for easy posting via tablet later...

Speaking of which, I have packed for the holidays already. I'm only bringing hand luggage and I want to take some things home (primarily books) to leave at my sister's, to minimise the load come April 1st, and I managed to fit almost everything. There'll even be a lot of space freed up by the time I go to Manchester for NYE so I can even do a spot of shopping there. Very little space left to do shopping in Helsinki, but I'll manage. If all else fails I can probably grab chocolates in the airport past security.

(I also packed my passport already - kept having to remind myself, as I'll need it to get in and out of the U.K. won't need it to show it even once to get on my flight to Copenhagen, which is why I keep forgetting that I need it...)

I've also been catching up on [livejournal.com profile] hd_erised this week. So far I've especially enjoyed these:

Tea Time (12 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy
Additional Tags: Fanart, Digital Art, Domestic Fluff, Snow, Community: hd_erised
Summary: Harry and Draco have tea and wait for the snow to stop falling.
Why you should look at this: I love everything about this art piece (the falling snow! The perspective! The colour scheme! All the plants! The footie!). I've returned to look at it again a number of times since it was posted. ♥ delightful. Cute. Adorable. And it brings me so much joy.


1,000 Points From Gryffindor (25154 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Blaise Zabini, Pansy Parkinson, Ginny Weasley, Dean Thomas, Neville Longbottom, Seamus Finnigan, Theodore Nott, Morag MacDougal, Original Male Character(s), Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Humor, Shenanigans, a silly mystery, Feels, Comfort, Blow Jobs, Snark, Banter, Hogwarts Eighth Year, Community: hd_erised
Summary: The story of how Harry Potter single-handedly lost Gryffindor the House Cup while attempting to have a “normal” year at Hogwarts. Featuring Harry's suspicious nature turned up to eleven again, a new DADA teacher who is so not here for Harry’s fame, multiple detentions, Slytherins being sneaky, Hufflepuffs being sneakier, and the mystery of Draco Malfoy's hoodie because seriously Hermione who gave that to him and is he wearing it just to torment me? This is ridiculous!
Why you should read this: This is possibly the cutest most adorable fluffy and funny fic I've read in a while. I couldn't stop smiling while reading it. Everything is wonderful, from Draco's hoodie to the banter to the way Harry falls for him and just rolls with it. Honourable mention to the new defense professor, who was hilarious. Love it.
nerakrose: (harry/draco)
2016-04-10 12:48 pm
Entry tags:

rec

It's Sunday and I need to get back to uni to put in some work on my thesis, but it's Sunday so I indulged in fic this morning before I got out of bed. This currently anon from the Draco tops Harry fest fic was in the hot recs in the daily snitch, which crossed my dash (I love that the daily snitch has a tumblr now, ngl), and when I checked it out how could I resist the promise of almost-50 retired beekeeping Harry? I swear it's become a theme with me, or something, but I just really love mature H/D fics and if they have an element of nature in them I'm also completely sold. And I'm not sorry.

Late Bloomers (12979 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Hermione Granger, Blaise Zabini, Ron Weasley, Narcissa Black Malfoy, Ginny Weasley
Summary:

Harry always thought he had a pretty satisfying array of sexual fantasies, until he stumbles upon the Mirror of Erised again and sees himself getting banged senseless by Draco Malfoy. Now he can't stop thinking about it, and that summer almost twenty years ago when he'd come to know Malfoy very well indeed.


Why you want to read this: This is beautiful. And so well written that I barely even noticed how smutty the fic is (I usually skip the smutty parts of fic). I love Harry, almost fifty, figuring out what he wants and where he belongs (though he knew all along), and wanting to rekindle what he had with Draco in the past. I love how easy their relationship with each other was/is, despite (or because of?) everything. I love how calm this fic is, how it just flows. I love Harry's friendship with ginny, even though they're finalising their divorce. I love Harry's friendships. I love his bees and his connection with them. This is a magical fic and a magical read, and it's an instant favourite. A real treat.
nerakrose: (harry/draco)
2016-01-02 12:48 pm
Entry tags:

fic rec!!

Title: All the Important Words Unspoken
Author: Anonymous
Recipient: nerak_rose
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Hermione/Ron, Astoria Greengrass/the Magna Carta
Rating: PG
Word Count: 73,500
Warnings: none
Summary: Narcissa Malfoy and Amarantha Greengrass just want what’s best for their children. But since it’s 1899, their children are 32 and 27 respectively, and sundry magical and Muggle crises are erupting across Europe, the chances of their plans progressing smoothly are close to zero.

Why you want to read this: giftfic aside, THIS IS AMAZING. have you ever wanted to read a victorian mannerpunk crime novel starring a social justice warrior, a scientist and a cop, that is distinctly not a love triangle, and also gay? and featuring harry, draco and astoria? WELL THIS IS IT. i love everything about this - from astoria's unapologetic activism to the slowest cart chase in history, Horace the bird, all the awkwardness that comes with being gay in 1899, hermione being a storm in combat boots, i just. i love everything. it's funny and sweet and utterly lovely. (also, this fic has 'women getting shit done' written all over it. while harry and draco are on the slowest cart chase in history of ever, astoria and hermione are Getting Shit Done. it's brilliant. (and rather subtly done, i think.))

i've thought about this fic every day since i read it, and occasionally gone back to it to re-read parts that i loved. this is going to stay with me for a while. i'm so happy - you know that feeling when you come across fic that is just so well written and perfect in every aspect, and you just want to sink into it and stay there forever because it feels a little like nothing can ever be as good as this? yeah.

do yourself a favour and read this. it's a gem. a shining diamond. a goddamn arkenstone. I HAVE TOO MANY FEELINGS.
nerakrose: (sirius is imagining remus naked)
2015-10-13 11:53 pm
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rectober #2


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banner by yours truly




Open For Repairs (34902 words) by FeelsForBreakfast
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Pansy Parkinson

Summary: After the war, Draco works at a tv repair shop and Harry breaks things.

feat. sad boys in jumpers and more ABBA than is probably necessary

Why you want to read this: absolutely perfect slow-burn ♥ this entire fic felt like a warm jumper to curl into and be comfortable in. it's just the right amount of sweet and light angst - the angst stems mostly from talking about the past. draco is lovely, harry is lovely, and it's beautifully written. my only complaint is literally that there wasn't enough ABBA, seriously.

HP art recs below this cut - all links lead to tumblr )

nerakrose: calvin and hobbes hugging (*hugs*)
2015-10-07 04:23 pm
Entry tags:

rectober #1

rectober banner 3
banner by yours truly


Girls In Peacetime Go Dancing (22761 words) by FeelsForBreakfast
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: girl!Harry - Character, Girl!Draco - Character, Girl!Ron, Hermione Granger, Anthony Goldstein
Additional Tags: Gen Fic Disguised as Drarry, Casual drinking, nobody has sex so, 8th year

Summary: When the gang ends up back at Hogwarts for their 8th year, McGonagall proposes a Yule Ball to raise morale and promote inter-house unity. Unfortunately, that means obligatory dance lessons. Even more unfortunately, Harry's a shit dancer and Draco doesn’t know the meaning of ‘follow.’

Feat. the mysteries of fiber art and the repeated butchering of Headmistress McGonagall’s name

Why you want to read this: because this is utterly and completely sweet. it's also funny and a bit off-kilter, like everybody is a stupid teenager - but they are stupid teenagers, and it's just so nice to have them be stupid teenagers after a war, you know? harry's friendship with anthony was brilliant, and harry and draco's growing friendship (and romance) progressed so naturally and sweetly that I was just left with a huge smile. feel good fic. ♥

nerakrose: (harry/draco)
2015-07-03 11:12 am
Entry tags:

(no subject)

smoochfest finished posting and i've caught up,  so i've got two more recs. :D reveals go up july 12th. anyone who can guess which fic is mine gets a virtual cookie. :P

Author: Anonymous
Title: With A Candle To Guide Me
Songspiration: Monster - Imagine Dragons
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, brief allusions to Hermione/Ron, Remus/Tonks, Bill/Fleur, past Harry/Ginny
Summary: Draco wakes up in a nightmare, caught in the horror that’s haunted him since childhood. Desperate and trying to make sense of all that’s happened, Draco finds the only person who seems to want to give him answers is Potter. But being near Potter holds questions too—ones Draco isn’t sure he wants to ask. Even if it means turning down a way back to solid ground.
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s): Angst, creature!fic, explicit sex, coarse language, mentions of self-harm
Epilogue compliant? No
Word Count: 29,300

Why you want to read this: this was a really interesting expansion of werewolf and metamorphmagus lore. draco broke my heart a little (blaise! pansy!) and teddy was adorable. it's not light on the angst, but it manages to be sweet and funny too.

Author/Artist LJ Name: Anonymous
Songspiration: Stand and Deliver - Adam Ant
Title: The Phoenix and The Dragon
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Draco/Astoria and a few briefly mentioned side pairings
Summary: In the summer of his eighteenth year, Draco Malfoy meets notorious highwayman The Phoenix for the first time. But not the last.
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s): AU, using bits and pieces of canon as I see fit and discarding others on a whim. Canon compliant character deaths (not Harry or Draco). Explicitly bottom!Draco, with discussion of switching. Fake relationships and infidelity within them. Suspension of disbelief, some magic in a non-magic setting.
Epilogue compliant? Nope
Word Count: 30k+

Why you want to read this: harry as a highway dandy slash robin hood! draco as the kidnapee who falls in love with him! i loved pretty much everything about this. there are some cool nods to canon as well.
nerakrose: calvin and hobbes hugging (*hugs*)
2015-06-29 11:05 pm
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(no subject)

Would you look at that? :D





come join [livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen_fest!

Art by [livejournal.com profile] 8c, Banner by [livejournal.com profile] capitu





I have some ideas for what I'd like to do for this fest, though I'm struggling to decide between teddy/james and hugo/scorpius. i may just have to do both.

This lovely thing is today's offering from smoochfest:

Author: Anonymous
Songspiration: Somebody to Love - Queen
Title: Somebody to Love
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco; brief platonic Draco/Astoria
Summary: Draco's life after the war is quite different than it used to be. When he finds himself cursed, with little hope for lifting the spell, he sets out to make the most of the time he has left. Getting to know his Aunt Andromeda and his young cousin Teddy feels like a good thing to do, even if it can't help him in the long run...or can it?
Rating: PG
Warning(s): Angst. Definitely angst. Mentions of minor character death that have occurred before the start of the action. Small amount of violence. Musings on death and dying, as the prompt warrants.
Epilogue compliant? Nope, definitely not.
Word Count: ~31,400

Why you want to read this: a lovely throwback to H/D fics of old, where cursefics were plentiful (and often heartbreaking). it being smoochfest, the ending can of course only be happy, about which I'm very happy :D it's sweet, low-key (not on the angst) and had me smiling a lot.


also - yesterday i was looking at reclists, and stumbled over this old classic (which also happens to have been pretty formative for me - it was one of the first fics i read for this ship). my heart made a noise, i made a noise, and subsequently i spent most of my evening re-reading it, until i had to get some sleep, and then finished it today. i'm not sure that I can explain why i love this series so much, i just know that it has always done something to my heart that i can't quite explain. i just love it so, so much. it tugs at me and reduces me to this non-person who makes noises at the screen.
so, in case anybody else feels like being reminded that this fic exists, here's your reminder.

Lettered, Lush Life and Home Again, Home Again by [livejournal.com profile] pir8fancier.