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Jan. 30th, 2007 10:09 pm
nerakrose: the text keep calm and write something with a typewriter, set against an orange background (keep calm and write something)
COMMENT TO BE ADDED
i don't add you if i know you irl.
sorry; i just like my privacy.

i won't friend you back if you've never spoken to me and i don't know who you are. if you want to be my friend anyway, introduce yourself in the comments. (if you have a public 'hi this is who i am and i am friending people atm' post or similar, you can disregard this.) if i know you irl i won't friend you at all as i'm very fond of my privacy, and i use this journal to talk about my personal life.

i'm in fandom. my main (and only) active fandom on dw is harry potter. i low-key participate in a number of other fandoms, on a scale ranging from reblogging the occasional post on tumblr to writing exchange gifts.

if you're just here for recs, consider following [community profile] roserecs instead as my reccing activity is sporadic.

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nerakrose: drawing of harry hugging draco, draco is blushing grumpily, harry is smiling happily. there's a small heart above harry's head. (harry/draco)
i'm terribly late with this post (or so it feels) but reveals are still a ways away so i think that's okay?? (part of the fun of anon fests is making recs before the reveals go up, imo.)

anyway! i haven't read any fics this year aside from my own gift (i have a bunch marked for later but who knows when i'll get around to them) but there is a TON of fantastic art! i've picked out my favourites below.

Failed Application of Thought (67114 words) by Anonymous
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Additional Tags: Post-Hogwarts, Post-Second War with Voldemort, Slow Burn, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Pining, Fluff, Light Angst, Single Parents, Dad Harry Potter, Dad Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter Epilogue What Epilogue | EWE, Happy Ending, Family Issues, H/D Erised 2018, Community: hd_erised
Summary: Draco sighed, knowing he would live to regret his next words, “I’m willing to do anything it takes to get Scorpius the life he deserves, even if that means pretending to be madly in love with you, you intolerable buffoon.”

Somehow I got lucky enough to be gifted over sixty thousands words' worth of FAKE DATING fic OMG. this is a classic take on the trope, with mutual pining and obliviousness (it's purely Draco's POV, but you can just SEE how head over heels Harry is and you just want to shake Draco and yell at him for not noticing). Scorpius is adorable - i love them as dads, ngl, or caretakers, and this was just perfect in that regard. here's some of my favourite lines:

He was only five minutes late, but Draco had been five minutes early so it felt like a lifetime

“I always forget how hard it is to leave the house when you have two kids to get ready. Especially now James has decided that clothes are optional.”

He turned to find Harry leaning out of his office looking rather harried for such an early hour.

(ok that last one is purely because i love bad puns and i don't care how overdone the harry/harried thing is, i cackle gleefully every time.)

ERISED ART RECS:

Seekers Seeking - this one is a GIF! it's funny and banter-y, and i love how the artist chose to tell the story via gif form, instead of e.g. making it a comic. the last panel/frame is probably my favourite because of how relaxed and friendly they are.

Beech and Phoenix Feather, 11 Inches - this is one i looked at for a long time, just taking in all the details. the mountains in the background, the contrasting colours, the intimacy between them. it's gorgeous.

Who Do You Call Old - this is a wonderful glimpse into harry and draco's life together, told through pages in a photo album/scrap book, and the snarky commentary over it. it's so warm and happy i just ♥ this is another one i looked at for a long time, just taking in all the details. there's so much stuff - it's a whole life!

The Double Closet - this is a piece of evocative and aching art. i love how the colours, contrast, and bodylanguage tell the story. it's beautiful.

A Very Blorpy Christmas - this is a hilarious and skillfully rendered comic about misbehaving & matchmaking christmas decorations. i love the artist's limited colour palette, light/shadow render and their panel set up, it's a really well done piece of work. draco is precious and i just love how...funny it is. it's funny! it made me laugh and smile so much.

Two Idiots, a Tent, and a Suspicious Lack of Jobberknolls - more matchmaking! this is also a hilarious comic. harry is his oblivious self while draco bends over provocatively at every turn and even resorts to wearing a tiny bikini (which ofc results in a sunburn). lots of banter and funny moments.

Aaand the anonymous masterlist is here (tumblr link). :D
nerakrose: calvin and hobbes dancing in joy (hellfuckingyes)
FIRST, these two gems:

Uprooted )


THEN: the fic I wrote for yuletide. :DD

A Conspiracy of Marriages (3113 words) by nerakrose
Fandom: Temeraire - Naomi Novik
Relationships: William Laurence/Tenzing Tharkay
Additional Tags: background Granby/Little - Freeform, Humor, Politics, Established Relationship, Fluff, Post-Canon
Summary: Wherein Laurence would just really like to live a quiet, non-scandalous life, thank you very much, except then Temeraire gets really into marriage laws.

This fic can be summed up as: Temeraire brings marriage equality to the 19th century through bullshit and politics. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
nerakrose: calvin and hobbes dancing in joy (hellfuckingyes)
i wanted to finish reading everything i wanted to read before making this post, but reveals are tomorrow. ah well! i have two more fics marked for later, which i suppose i'll read tomorrow and hopefully love enough to rec along with sharing the fic i wrote.

first, my gifts! i got TWO gifts, which was unexpectedly awesome, and they're in the same fandom (Mulan!!)

Honored Spouse (2130 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Mulan (1998)
Relationships: Fa Mulan/Li Shang
Additional Tags: Genderfluid Character, Gender Identity
Summary: Ping was a part of Mulan, not simply a role she played. Some days that was more comfortable, some days the feminine was. Shang might not have understood that feeling, but it was part and parcel of who she was, and he loved all of her.

short but sweet and i liked especially that shang was open to questioning his own gender and how it helped him understand mulan.

Be Brave, be true, save the Empire. (8025 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Mulan (1998)
Relationships: Fa Mulan/Li Shang
Additional Tags: Genderfluid Character, Bisexual Male Character
Summary: Mulan never thought she would fit in.
Shang never thought he would marry.
As it turns out, they were both wrong.

guys, this is GORGEOUS. i suspect it's written by an ESL speaker who also got fucked over by autocorrect, but it's easy enough to look past the spag issues - please do, it's so, so good. this fic takes place entirely (or almost entirely?) in the 'gaps', with only the barest hint to canon scenes to set the timeline. sloooow burn. it's beautiful. content warning: dub/non-con, when shang is forced to go to a brothel by his father to 'man up'.

other fics i enjoyed:

mulan, god's own country, temeraire, ocean's 8 )
nerakrose: balfour against a snowy blue background with white and blue snowflakes (balfour christmas)
To those of you who are new to Dreamwidth and might want to expand your reading page with more people, there's a friending meme here.

I'm [tumblr.com profile] greaseonmymouth! So if you came here looking for me, you have found me.

If you want to friend me (I mean, mutual grant access & subscribe) please tell me who you are if your dw username is not the same as your tumblr one, as I won't grant access to people I don't know who are. Even if you are reasonably certain we know each other, I'm not great with names (that includes usernames) so tell me who you are anyway.

If you subscribe/grant me access without talking to me (either through a private message here or a comment or on tumblr or whatever), I won't grant you access and I probably won't subscribe. Though I do have to say, I don't have many public posts. I post almost exclusively locked entries (appr once a week) and this is because I use this journal to talk about my life in far more detail than I do on public platforms such as tumblr. Public entries are usually fandom related in a public way, such as fic recs or other general fandom things. when I just blather on about my writing or the fests I'm doing or whatever, it's all under lock same as when I blather about my life.

Finally, here's a few communities:
[community profile] underheard - a comm for reccing underappreciated fanworks (multifandom)
[community profile] getyourwordsout - a comm for writers. Sign ups start dec 14 and close dec 31, and there are several writing pledges to choose from. This year I'm doing the 240 days pledge, there are also word count orientated pledges. Throughout the year there are discussion posts about writing craft, genre, etc. It's for both fanfic writers and pro writers and everything else in between.
[community profile] daily_snitch - a Harry Potter fandom newsletter
[community profile] yuletide and [community profile] yuletide_admin for all your yuletide needs
[community profile] small_gifts - the annual Remus/Sirius gift exchange fest (currently posting!)
[community profile] trope_bingo - a comm for getting your bingo card (and post your bingo once you have it, though it's not a requirement). Multifandom/no fandom required. I believe there's a kink bingo too, but I haven't checked that out.
[community profile] snowflake_challenge - annual January challenge (I don't know if it'll be back in 2019) though there's no time limit. The focus is always fandom love.

If you know of a great comm not on this list, let me know! I'm always happy to take suggestions.

oops

Jun. 10th, 2018 05:47 pm
nerakrose: i think i just lost a braincell, white background (i think i just lost a braincell)
i'm sorry to all followers of [community profile] roserecs as i just dumped a bunch of recs there from 2017 that i kept forgetting to crosspost. it's apparently not possible to backdate entries in communities. I'M SORRY. 

this is not a regular occurrence, though. will it happen again? i hope not. 
nerakrose: i think i just lost a braincell, white background (i think i just lost a braincell)


Day 7

Challenge: Find an unloved page on the wiki, and add to it! Your edit can be any size — even an extra word is helpful. ✔

(I filled out what I could on H/D Holidays. If anyone who knows more about that fest/was around when it was active/participated would like to add to the page, please do.)

Bonus: Add a whole new section to an unloved page! ✔

(Technically none of these are unloved? But: I updated both R/S Games and R/S Small Gifts with the most recent rounds + added a table to the Games page (it makes me laugh, lol). Then I went and added a bunch of fics to Volstovic Cycle and Remus/Sirius.)

Aaand thus concludes the challenge.
nerakrose: drawing of sirius with his eyes shut in concentration, with the text 'sirius black is imagining remus lupin completely naked.' (sirius is imagining remus naked)


Day 6

Challenge: Add some fanon details to any character page in your fandom. ✔

(I added some fanon tropes to both Remus' page and Sirius' page.)

Bonus: Create a brand new character page in your fandom. ☐

I'm tired :'D I'd love to actually create pages for the three tropes I added and put in some basic info and example fanworks, but ANOTHER DAY. maybe somebody else will do it. (I hope somebody else will do it.)

I'm wondering if maybe I should try to put 'edit fanlore pages' into my monthly or weekly calendar of things to do? Because so much work needs to be done and I don't mind doing it, or at least creating the base for it so that other people don't have to deal with the hurdle of getting started. (e.g. creating pages for other people to add content, which is what I did a year ago with a lot of HP fest pages on fanlore. I haven't checked to see if other people have added to them, but I hope so...) idk, I just feel like fanlore is a fantastic resource, but it's only as good as people make it.
nerakrose: drawing of sirius with his eyes shut in concentration, with the text 'sirius black is imagining remus lupin completely naked.' (sirius is imagining remus naked)


Day 5

Challenge: Add some fanwork examples to any trope or genre page. ✔

(I added a bunch of fics to the Lie Low at Lupin's page, Bring Back Black page, Beyond the Veil (trope)* page, and Raising Harry page.)

Bonus: Add more detail to the page about your favourite trope or genre. ✔

(I created the Raising Harry, Bring Back Black and Beyond the Veil (trope) pages, and added them to the Harry Potter Tropes & Genres category.)

*There already exists a Beyond the Veil page and it's about something Star Trek.
nerakrose: picture of a sign by the road saying 'are you insane' (are you insane)


Day 4

Challenge: For International Fanworks Day, add your favourite classic works to the Fandom Classic page. ✔

(I added four, two from YOI and two from HP (both R/S).)

Bonus: Make that work into a new page on Fanlore, and write all about it! ✔

(I created a page for From Almaty, With Love and added some basic information + fanart links.)


I also did some minor edits on the R/S page and am thinking about doing some more edits later...not today, but that page is a mess and is all kinds of out of date.
nerakrose: picture of a sign by the road saying 'are you insane' (are you insane)


Day 3

Challenge: In honour of Valentine's Day, add some fanwork recs to your OTP's page! ✔

I added links to fic and art to several Yuri!!! on Ice pages (Victor/Yuri, Yurio/Otabek, Emil/Michele, including creating a page for Emil/Mickey in the first place). I also updated the Temeraire page with the complete list of all nine books, and added a short list of the three most popular pairings, and shamelessly plugged my own Temeraire fic on that page. I added some meta links to the Victor/Yuri page as well.

The Victor/Yuri page is embarrassingly empty, actually? There's almost nothing in it. If anyone's up to adding to it, here's the link: Yuri_Katsuki/Victor_Nikiforov.

Bonus: Write about some common fanon tropes for your OTP on their page. ☐ (I did not, but I added an example fic to a Yurio/Otabek trope.)
nerakrose: i think i just lost a braincell, white background (i think i just lost a braincell)


This challenge takes place from February 12-18 with editing challenges for each day. (Click banner for more information.)

I'm a big fan of fanlore and keeping it current, so I'm on board! Starting today because by the time I heard about it last night I was on my way to bed.

Day 1
Challenge: Create a Fanlore account! ✔ (I already had an account)

Bonus: Write a bit about yourself on your user page! ✔ (I linked to my people page and also updated it while at it)

Day 2
Challenge: Add some example ships to any fandom page.

Bonus: Add some meta or links to fan communities as well!

It turned out all the fandom pages I wanted to add ships to were up to date in that regard, as were the links to the fan communities. I don't know much about meta so may have a think on that. HOWEVER. I updated the Captive Prince page with the two most recently released short stories + added a section and a link for the One Kingdom charity zine. I also added the current H/D Big Bang to the list of H/D fests & exchanges on the page for HP fests & exchanges. I'm going to count that, so: ✔

THE CHALLENGE IS ALSO ON TUMBLR, AND CAN BE REBLOGGED HERE.
nerakrose: calvin panicking (calvin and hobbes - panic)
[community profile] hd_erisedreveals are up!! HERE!! this naturally means i can claim my entry and reply to comments (quick question though: does the HP fandom at large know that anonymous creators can actually reply to works on AO3, or is the reason why nobody replies to comments until after reveals a holdover from LJ? a HP fandom tradition, as it were?).

i've got 65 comments to reply to, though, so i'm :'''''D avoiding that, because i don't know that i'll be able to actually give coherent replies. batches of 5-10 comments at a time, yeah?

ANYWAY. I MADE A THING! i made art! you can view it on LJ or on AO3.

several commenters mentioned being curious about the process, so...below the cut, The Process.

The Process )
nerakrose: balfour against a snowy blue background with white and blue snowflakes (balfour christmas)
I am STILL writing my festivebastion fic (...I'm sorry) so I'm feeling just a tiny bit awful about making this post when I've still got one (1) loose end to tie up.

ANYWAY!

1. [community profile] small_gifts | Remus/Sirius Small Gifts

[personal profile] finalsoul drew me TWO wonderful pieces of art, one being an illustration for my 2015 R/S Games fic no longer easy on the eyes, and the other being art for a prompt I left. I love these drawings SO MUCH you can't possibly believe it - not only because they're for me, but because they're so soft and full of love and gentleness my heart wants to burst just thinking about it. You can see both pieces on Dreamwidth here. The fic illustration is on tumblr, here. The other art isn't on tumblr that I can tell (yet?), but take a moment to check out [tumblr.com profile] finalsoul's art, it's all wonderful.

2. [community profile] hd_erised | H/D Erised

anon wrote me this lovely little gem:

Fly With Me (11086 words) by Anonymous
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Astoria Greengrass, Ginny Weasley
Additional Tags: Matchmaking, Long-Haired Draco Malfoy, Background Relationships, Anxiety, Flying, Community: hd_erised, Cats
Summary: It shouldn’t be that hard to cross a line in the grass. So why was it?

This is so sweet and soft and gentle and lovely, I just...had this giant soft smile on my face throughout when I read it. I love it. It's a slow romance, very subtle (just the way I like it) and it was wonderful sinking my teeth into it and watching it unfold, and Draco's anxiety about being back on a broom/the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch melt away. Features: Sam the cat, flying together, clever magic, matchmaking and a whole lot of love.

3. [archiveofourown.org profile] yuletide

anon wrote me Stars in the Woods, a Damien/Robert ficlet (Dream Daddy fandom), and it is this sweetest, most adorable thing EVER. Exactly the kind of thing I wanted when I requested this fandom: just for the two of them to be happy and in love. This is pre-relationship, but it's perfect that way: the fondness, the anticipation, the trust, the gentle happiness...ahhhh, I love it.

4. [tumblr.com profile] festivebastion

[personal profile] epithalamium drew me this fanart of Caius and Alcibiades as zookeepers/veterinarians and a TIGER. It comes with a short ficlet as well. Features: Caius' questionable taste in fashion, Al being all shaggy AND HAVING HIS HAIR TIED BACK, the tiger just chilling there? amazing, and the fact they all three will be watching nature documentaries together. (Shh I know the tiger won't go with them but it's my headcanon now that Caius will watch them with the tigers and that Al will join them at any opportunity, even if he denies it).

OTHER STUFF

First, a confession: I meant to read all the things ever from erised, but after reading the first fic my inbox got kind of buried in an avalanche of comments for fest gifts I made (I'm still freaking out about that tbh) + I received two fest gifts around the same time, while I was still wrapping up my yuletide gift (honestly I spent a week after I submitted it just going back and obsessively tweaking it *throws up hands*) + trying to figure out what the hell to do with festivebastion, so... I am very sorry, I have read exactly one (1) erised fic besides my own gift, and it's the first fic that was posted.

it was a very good fic, though! I'm sure everyone and their mother has already read it, but juuust in case: hey, this was a wonderful fic! I LOVE fake dating fics and this one really delivered. I loved Harry's relationship with Will, which felt very real to life, and I adore adore adore queer!Astoria. Harry and Draco's relationship development was wonderful too.

dirtynumbangelboy (39400 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Additional Tags: Post-Hogwarts, HP: EWE, Background Relationships, Minor Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, Background Femslash, Past Harry Potter/Original Male Character(s), Recreational Drug Use, Alcohol, Clubbing, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Blow Jobs, Anal Sex, Auror Harry Potter, University, Gay Male Character, Community: hd_erised
Summary: After Harry’s unfortunate encounter with his ex, Draco Malfoy makes him a proposition. Draco wants his parents to stop matchmaking him and Harry wants to make his ex jealous. All they need to do is simply pretend they’re in love. Problem is… Draco already is.

This is a late, late rec, but I got to it late - just at the beginning of this month - so here we go: a [livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen_fest fic written for a prompt I left.

21st Century Medieval Romance (19753 words) by thenewlondoner
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Scorpius Malfoy/Hugo Weasley
Additional Tags: Harry Potter Next Generation, University, Oxford, Kissing, Background Relationships, Community: hp_nextgen_fest
Summary: Hugo, medieval history nerd extraordinaire, did not expect to see Scorpius Malfoy, all-around pompous git, after Hogwarts at all, much less enrolled in the same course at university. So, of course, that’s exactly what happened.

I LOVE everything about this. It's cute and adorable and lovely, and made me smile like an idiot. I love Scorpius' inexperienced and closed off facade melting away, and how soft and ridiculous he is, and Hugo being such a nerd, and slowly falling in love with him. I also love how the muggle and magical worlds weave together here.

I've yet to get around to the festivebastion fics that have posted (for one, I need to finish my own fic aaargh and second, it's still posting so...later), but here's some more [archiveofourown.org profile] yuletide fics:

TEMERAIRE:
all flowers in time, Laurence/Tharkay. Lots of pining, very lovely. I personally could've done without the smut at the end, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

tradition, Laurence/Tharkay w/background Granby/Little. Sweet and lovely, much recommended.

The Hearts is a Tender Beast, Laurence/Tharkay. Full disclosure: I betaed this one. It's lovely, with lots of pining and a really sweet ending.

WONDER WOMAN:
éternité, Wonder Woman (gen). Full disclosure: I also betaed this one. This crosses over with sandman (which I haven't read, though I don't think that hurts. I didn't feel that you need to have read sandman to get this fic). It's genius, and I can't really say much about it without spoiling the entire fic, but it's well worth a read. Lots of tension building, and mystery, and really vivid storytelling.

THAT IS IT, FOR NOW. There are more yuletide fics I want to read, and if I ever stop feeling overwhelmed looking at the sheer volume of fic @ erised, I might read some of that before reveals. no promises, but fingers crossed that in a week's time or two I'll have another rec post up. \o/
nerakrose: the text keep calm and write something with a typewriter, set against an orange background (keep calm and write something)
I set up a discord server, here, and the mywriteclub sprint room is here. both are called 'the writers room' (no apostrophe).

Both links will stay live, and the sprint room is also linked in the discord server in the description to the announcements channel. (there are only two channels: announcements and off-topic). I don't really intend to use this server as a chat forum, though the option is there with the off-topic channel (and I'm happy to chat!), mostly I just wanted a very "localised" way to let people know when there's activity in the sprint room so that nobody has to repeatedly check the sprint room in vain. :)
Also, just for the record: there's no requirement to join the sprint room every day! I'm anticipating a level of activity that corresponds to a small handful of people in the room 2 or 3 days per week. 

I have set the server settings to only send out notifications when a user in the server uses the @everyone command in a message (or when a user directly @ somebody else), so nobody should be drowning in notifications.

I hope you'll join me! I already have [personal profile] epithalamium  on board - the more the merrier.
ETA nov 1st: our little group has grown to also include [personal profile] oanja , [personal profile] vix_spes , [personal profile] likethenight , [personal profile] ravenclawsquill  and [personal profile] raxeira . :)

I'll keep the server open after november as well if there's interest, if not I'll hit delete server a few days into december. i did give it a non!nano specific name just in case. ;D 

recs

Oct. 22nd, 2017 09:34 pm
nerakrose: drawing of harry hugging draco, draco is blushing grumpily, harry is smiling happily. there's a small heart above harry's head. (harry/draco)
I haven't had as much time to read this month as I wanted to (both [community profile] hd_fan_fair and [community profile] rs_games are posting!), but I have managed to feast my eyes on some things. A few fanfair recs for now, and then I'll do games recs later and more fanfair recs if I get around to it.

I'm not gonna lie, I have prioritised reading the fics that came out of my prompts over the other fics, so that's my bias laid bare.

Dating for Dads in Denial (25198 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Pansy Parkinson, Scorpius Malfoy, James Sirius Potter, Albus Severus Potter, Lily Luna Potter, Ginny Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Teddy Lupin
Additional Tags: Post-Hogwarts, Single Parents, Dating, Godric's Hollow, Getting Together, Friends to Lovers, Matchmaking, Harry Potter & Ginny Weasley Friendship, Divorced Harry Potter & Ginny Weasley, Bisexual Harry Potter, Gay Draco Malfoy, Minor Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, Oblivious Harry Potter, H/D Career Fair 2017, HP: Epilogue Compliant
Summary: In which one wizard designs and another reluctantly patronises a magical matchmaking service, amidst the chaos of children and parenting.

Why you should read this I loved this - this was sweet and delightful and I adored both Harry and Draco in it. I particularly loved Draco's little speech to Harry in the hallway, declaring that they shouldn't date for the kids but for themselves. ♥ all the little ways in which they fell in love and realised it, Draco being in denial...it's just pure delight. ♥


We Two Alone (16292 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter
Additional Tags: Science Fiction, HP: EWE, Post-Hogwarts, Action/Adventure, Humor, H/D Career Fair 2017, Original Character(s), Magic and Science, Alternate Universe - Space, Space Explorer Harry Potter, Space Explorer Draco Malfoy, Near Death Experiences
Summary: <>In space, Harry is Just-Harry. He is also an idiot, a handyman, and a glorified battery.

Why you want to read this: Hey so this is amazing!!! THE SCIENCE! it is incredible how well the writer managed to marry hp magic and science in this fic, and also made it feel like I was reading a classic "hard" SF novel. Literally the only thing I could possibly be upset about is the length, once I realised the fic was almost over I made a sad noise because I just wanted to see more of the science and the crew and Harry and Draco's life on the ship. Anyway, I loved everything about this, and I loved especially how inevitable Harry and Draco's relationship seemed; they'd somehow been orbiting closer and closer to each other throughout life until their trajectories aligned and now that they're together it's easy and so, so right. It's beautiful. I also have to admit my heart got racing towards the end, I'm stupidly scared of heights/falling and space, so when Harry was vividly describing the thrill he felt spacewalking I was just nope-ing out of it :'''D Please five this a read, particularly if you love SF, you won't regret it. Also: Harry is a rock nerd. ♥


Dropped Dead Gorgeous (0 words) by Anonymous
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Characters: Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Pansy Parkinson, Hermione Granger, Narcissa Black Malfoy, Ron Weasley
Additional Tags: Minor Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley, H/D Career Fair 2017, Blushing, Mortuary Beautician Draco Malfoy, Makeover, death anniversary, Comic, Post-Hogwarts, Smitten Harry Potter, Humor, Celebrations, Art
Summary: Draco Malfoy is hired to organise a funeral party on the anniversary of Harry Potter's first death.
This of course has everything to do with how he is a true artiste with lace, fripperies, and dead bodies, and absolutely nothing to do with why Harry Potter keeps inviting him out to dinner.

Why you should read this: as always, this mystery artist delivers on the whimsy and sweet and this was no exception. It's particularly inspired to have Harry hold a funeral party for himself, and even more for Draco to be the most renowned funeral attire - for the dead - designer! There were a bunch of lovely lines in there as well: Draco defending his profession by saying the dead don't talk back was well aimed. Lovely read, and the art is on point; pansy's snark, Draco's sneers and Harry's eternal confusion were all spot on. ♥

fests!!

Aug. 2nd, 2017 08:24 pm
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Sirius Black fest 2017 ( [community profile] sirius_blk | [livejournal.com profile] sirius_black ) is open for prompts !!! the fest runs simultaneously on LJ and DW.

[livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen_fest is also open for prompts now !! I'm not seeing a lot of Hugo/Scorpius prompts, so I think I'll come up with a few ♥
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I wanted to spotlight a few comms that need more love, and will happily take recs for more comms to join/subscribe! I didn't put fest comms on this list (maybe another time?) as most of the ones I've tracked down over here seem to be back ups and not active, which tbh is pretty frustrating. (Shoutout to [community profile] hd_fan_fair  for having prompt posting & claiming simultaneously on LJ and DW.)

[community profile] underheard - a multifandom rec comm for underappreciated fanfiction 
[community profile] puppylove - remus/sirius central that nobody has posted in for years (sigh)
[community profile] yurionicefans - general yuri on ice comm open for everyone, also hosts challenges 
[community profile] weasleyjumpers - the Weasleys, will have a fest later in the summer 
[community profile] daily_snitch - just for the record bc the snitch is active here on dw as well and the reminder doesn't hurt 
[community profile] volstovic_cycle - what it says on the tin 

anything else I should know about?
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