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Dec. 18th, 2010

Insta-rec: Five Times Draco Malfoy Got Sacked (And One Time He Didn't) by Anonymous

This is [personal profile] faithwood's gift over at [profile] hd_holidays, and it's lovely. I enjoyed it so much, I demand you go read it right now. Solid writing, funny, hot and great characterization. It's set right after the war and we get to see as Draco tries to pick his life back up.

Five Times Draco Malfoy Got Sacked (And One Time He Didn't) (H/D, NC-17, ~18,500 words)
Summary: After the Dark Lord was destroyed, Draco Malfoy had to start all over. He had no idea it would be quite so difficult.

Dec. 16th, 2010

Fest fics thus far!

Hey all! Thanks for all the great recs. ♥ I've only begun to read, but here's a list of what I've enjoyed so far. I've not been reading in any sort of order, so please don't take offense if your rec or fic isn't here yet. ;-) Most of these are, admittedly, from [profile] hd_holidays.

HP Fest Fic Recs, All Anon )

Aug. 7th, 2010

Fic Rec: The Bang and the Clatter by snegurochka_lee (HP, Tom Riddle/James Jr.)

Whenever Lee writes something, you know you're in for a treat. I'm never disappointed. I like everything she writes, and more often than not, I'm awed. Here's an example:

The Bang and the Clatter (Tom Riddle/James Jr, R)

Wait! Don't go running in the other direction because of the pairing. I'm not easily sold on Tom Riddle, and I never think he's sexy. But Lee shows Tom Riddle in a way that I've never seen carried off this well before - he's seductive, powerful, all he should be in canon. Probably what JKR envisioned. It's a story that's set way in the future, and it's refreshing for it. It's dark and employs a devious and clever narrative device that has you on your knees. It's a gorgeous story - you should go read and let Lee know what you think. :)

Jun. 7th, 2010

Recs: HP and Merlin

HP Art Rec:

Observing by [profile] xaphania (Snape/Draco, implied Lucius/Draco, NC-17/NSW)

What an exquisite, tense scene this is. It's not just hot (which it is) - the mood is heavy and intense and translates the dynamics in such a way that seems really difficult to do as an artist. Draco's arse. Just - guh.

Merlin Fic Rec:

My Thoughts (drift to you) by [profile] hermette (Merlin/Arthur, NC-17)
The small tent is warm and even across the small stretch of space Arthur is like a furnace.

Fucking hell, this fic is hot. I read it on [community profile] kinkme_merlin earlier today and knew, somehow, that this was my darling [profile] hermette's work. This hit my kinks so perfectly (mutual masturbation and dirty talk and UST) and the writing is wonderful. This is tied with the hottest thing I've ever read in this fandom. Just *melts*.

May. 12th, 2010

I'm sure many of the HP fen have already seen this rec'd/read it, but it's brilliant, so I'll rec it again:

Keep Buggering On by [personal profile] femmequixotic (Snape/Harry, NC-17)

Sometimes sitting here in this office at 10 Downing, Harry wonders how they even managed to let him in. He’s not typical Prime Minister material. An orphan. Divorced with three children—still living in North London with their Mum—whom he gets to see every two weeks. A political outsider who despises working within the established system, the Telegraph had called him during the election.

Yes, it's a non-magical AU. Yes, it's based on British politics. And, yes, it's brilliant.

May. 10th, 2010

HP rec

I was going to compile a longer list of recs, but I couldn't hold off. This one's insanely hot and complicatedly delicious. I just love Pansy Parkinson when's she done well, like this. Mmmmmmm. *eats with a spoon* This is not just a PWP by any stretch; there's a smorgasbord of intense & bitter emotions, a hidden back story, angst - but not without lessons learned.

Spite Like a Spark by [personal profile] snegurochka_lee (Harry/Pansy, NC-17, ~5,500)
Summary: "I know I'm not your first choice" – she almost sounded sentimental about it, damn her – "but you can pull my hair, you can ride me like a broom, you can–" she paused, her lips lingering near his ear. "You can call me Malfoy if you want."

May. 7th, 2010

HP femslash recs

First off: thanks so much to the lovely [personal profile] nuclearsugars and [profile] ziasudra_fic for the virtual gifts. What's the special occasion? :)

I wrote a pinch-hit for [community profile] femmefest so I got an extra gift: Can't Wait for the Weekend (PG). It's a pairing I've never considered, Penelope Clearwater/Tonks, but I love it. :D It's a workplace!fic, which is one of my favorite settings. Penelope's crush is so cute and well-observed, as well as the tension. And Tonks is just sexy.

Control Yourself (Take Only What You Need) by Anon. Ginny/Luna, Ginny/Pansy (one sided Ginny/Fleur and Ginny/Hermione, and background Harry/Ginny)
It has been a long time since anyone asked Ginny Weasley what she wanted.
Comments: Beautiful characterizations, wonderful writing and a very realistic portrayal of Ginny Weasley finding herself. I love her like this, and I somehow liked every pairing as the author portrayed them. The sex is blistering hot with great, innovative turns of phrase.

A Fonder Heart by [profile] eudaimon (Pansy/Luna, R)
Pansy and Luna in Hogwarts in the days immediately following the end of the war. The castle remembers. The castle protects its heart.
Comments: My new omgyes femslash pairing. I love this fic so much. A great whimsical tone and evocative language.

Jan. 18th, 2010

Fic recs (Merlin and HP)

My [profile] camelotsolstice fic was posted yesterday, and I have an inkling of a feeling of who might have written it. ;-) It's utterly fantastic - Merlin/Arthur, with bondage and magic!sex and rimming. There's a wonderful tenderness - a heavy sense of possession and we-belong-together without being too fluffy. Merlin is having his way here - he's strong-willed and so hot, but it's not overdone and Arthur seems to enjoy it. There's still the challenge between them - they seem comfortable enough with one another and genuinely tender and loving, while still casually bantering. It's such a great dynamic and makes me so giddy. Go read!

Everywhere We Touch by Anon (Merlin/Arthur, NC-17, magic!sex, light bondage, ~1800 words)
Summary: Arthur returns to Camelot after a long journey away.

Eventually, I hope to work my way through some of the [profile] hd_holidays fics. I read The World Thy Gaol by [personal profile] novembersnow earlier, and highly recommend you all do the same. :D Snow writes in such a seamless prose with strong verbs and great uses of language, sharp dialogue and clever flashes of humor. Nothing is too overdone and for it, the overall effect is so much better. She's a star of a writer, I swear. The fic explores Harry and Draco's life postwar - especially Draco's - but what they have in common really helps the pairing click for me. There's the very real antagonism I miss in a lot of H/D fic nowadays and the tension. The fic is hot as hell, too, because of the tension. This is a less-than-perfect Harry, which I appreciate. Draco is given a lot of agency and I'm able to really empathize with him here. The ending leaves enough open but is satisfying. Go read - it's clever, solid, hot, funny, and creative.

The World Thy Gaol by [personal profile] novembersnow (Harry/Draco, R, 18300 words)
Summary: In the post-war world, nothing seemed to fit quite right anymore.

Dec. 18th, 2009

Rec: Celle Qui Sais Vous Garrotter (Harry/Draco, NC-17)

The wonderful and lovely [personal profile] marguerite_26 was gifted with this absolutely wonderful bit of wonderfully written, viscerally hot and emotionally satisfying porn-with-a-bit-of-plot. It's an interesting take on how kink can become something not-necessarily-kinky for the individual and, within a relationship, be something else altogether, develop new meanings. The author uses this to explore Harry and Draco's relationship, the anxiety of "coming out" about personal needs with one's partner. It's such a creative, well-done and emotionally complex piece. Harry and Draco are wonderful; plus, there's great snark, which I usually put in the 'win' column. This Harry I love so much, and the ending makes me very happy indeed.

The title means "the one who knows how to tie you up" en francais. :D :D

It's thoughtful, well-written and alive with intelligent emotional nuance. Go read!

Celle Qui Sais Vous Garrotter by Anonymous in [profile] hd_holidays (Harry/Draco, NC-17, Warnings: Established relationship, self-bondage, bondage, barely-there d/s.)
Summary: “Two orgasms and Harry's hand resting tentatively on his hip and Draco still felt wound tight, aching somewhere too deep to rub away.”

Dec. 17th, 2009

Rec: Portrait of a Headmaster (Harry/Draco, NC-17)



So, my [profile] hd_holidays gift!fic has been up for a couple of days, and I finished reading it really early this morning not that I actually went to sleep first. :D


Portrait of a Headmaster by Someone Awesome (H/D, NC-17)
Summary: When Death Eaters find their way into the Hogwarts portrait collection, the Headmaster is forced to work with the Head Auror to find a way to protect the castle, including their own children.

It's a well-written, solid fic, with excellent characterisation and plotting. But even more than that? It's extremely original. Draco is the Headmaster of Hogwarts - which I'd never conceived of before this, but the author makes it work so well. Draco faces personal challenges, and both the plot and Harry serve to help him find new aspects of himself. The premise of the plot itself - Death Eaters infiltrating via potraits! - is so clever. It's an incredibly unique, enjoyable fic, with fluid writing, plenty of snark and emotion. ♥ And the sex? Hot, of course. Plus, it's ~20K, so if you really want something to sink your teeth into, here you are!

I'm so, so pleased with this gift. :D :D

Dec. 13th, 2009

HP Holiday Recs Part II

I'm very behind in reading for [profile] hd_holidays and, well, every other fest in the world, but I thought I'd go ahead and post this. :) This time I've included brief comments for what I liked about everything.

Get your recs! )

Dec. 4th, 2009

HP Holiday Recs Part I (and some other things, too!)

Here, have some recs! :D I'm in the process of reading several [info] hd_holidays fics at once (current mission is to finish Savage), so if there's not a fic here, it's just because I'm behind. This is more a reflection of what I've had time to read and liked. ♥

Also, remember to check out the postings at [info - community] snarry_holidays and comment, if you can!

Sorry if you saw this earlier - I posted on LJ first and now crossposting to IJ and DW.

Merlin RPS )

HP Non-Holiday Recs )

HP Holiday Recs - numerous fests, pairings, etc. )

Jul. 4th, 2009

HP things

+ Recs: Kinky, With a Bit of Discipline by [info - personal]snegurochka_lee (Snape/Black, NC-17, a bit of bondage)

I'm not a huge fan of Snape/Black, but I gave this a shot - and you should, too. The dynamic makes for brutally hot sex - and what I really enjoyed here was the narration and point-of-view techniques. The writing is utterly refreshing from anything I've read lately.

Cigarettes Will Kill You by [info - personal]femmequixotic (Harry/Draco, mentions of Harry/Ginny, NC-17, infidelity)

Visceral. Femme does Draco's POV so, so well.

+ Fests: [info]hp_cross_fest is open now! If you're into HP cross-gen, you should consider writing! It's not an exchange this time around - it's a prompt-based fest. If you want to claim a prompt, go here. If you want to take a look at the prompts to see if any interest you, here you are: slash, femmeslash, het and moresomes.