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11 October 2015 @ 01:52 am
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snowgall
The Harry/Draco Remix challenge invites you to create new Drarry fanfic or art inspired by previous works by other artists and authors.

 





(Banner art by upthehillart​)

Sign Ups will remain open through February 11, 2018!



  • Assignments Sent Out: by February 18, 2018
  • Submissions due: April 30, 2018
  • Posting starts: May 28, 2018


Sign up post is here. Complete FAQ and Rules can be found at hd_remix

Help us promote the fest - you can reblog us on tumblr or grab the code in this box and paste to your LJ:

 
 
 
snowgall
The Harry/Draco Remix challenge invites you to create new Drarry fanfic or art inspired by previous works by other artists and authors.

 





(Banner art by upthehillart​)

Sign Ups will remain open through February 11, 2018!



  • Assignments Sent Out: by February 18, 2018
  • Submissions due: April 30, 2018
  • Posting starts: May 28, 2018


Sign up post is here. Complete FAQ and Rules can be found at hd_remix

Help us promote the fest - you can reblog us on tumblr or grab the code in this box and paste to your LJ:

 
 
snowgall
10 December 2017 @ 05:16 pm
The recent [community profile] hd_erised fic The Claiming of Grimmauld Place involves a sentient!Grimmauld Place as a plot device. Enjoyment of this fic inspired several people on the Drarry Discord server to come up with a list of fics with similar themes.

I’ve read all of these fics except for the last one (which I haven’t yet read but which came highly recommended by others) and they were all thoroughly enjoyable worthwhile reads which I am happy to recommend :)

So if you’re looking for Drarry fics involving a sentient magical home, here you go! (with thanks to [personal profile] aibidil[profile] llap115​ and [profile] henrymercury​ for helping to compile this list ♥ )




Matchmaker, Matchmaker by [personal profile] firethesound​ | 11,700 words | NC-17

    Sometimes, Harry can’t help but wonder why such strange shit always happens to him. | Harry’s house is showing him glimpses of his future self with Malfoy. When he works up the nerve to ask Malfoy out, it shows glimpses to Malfoy too.


Stately Homes of Wiltshire by waspabi​ | 57,595 words | NC-17

    Malfoy Manor has mould, dry rot and an infestation of unusually historical poltergeists. Harry Potter is on the case.


The Claiming of Grimmauld Place by currently anonymous | 74,236 words | NC-17

    When Grimmauld Place begins fighting against Harry’s ownership of it, he decides he needs help to train the historic home — but little does he expect that it’ll be Malfoy who’s most suitable for the challenge. However, as Malfoy and Harry get closer, Harry comes to understand that expectations aren’t always the best path by which to guide his heart — and in the process learns just what is needed to make a house a home.


Roll Me, Tumble Me by [archiveofourown.org profile] jazzonia | 3,100 words | NC-17

    Grimmauld Place hasn’t been outright hostile toward Harry in several years, but lately it’s been sort of… nice to him. Harry finds himself waiting for the other shoe to drop, and the other chair to upturn itself, and the other candelabra to pitch itself from atop his bureau. It’s new. It’s weird. And it brings Draco Malfoy, soot-covered and sputtering, to his doorstep.


House Proud by astolat | 23,100 words | R

    His house liked Draco Malfoy more than him.


Coffee, Cakes and Doorknob Snakes by omi_ohmy | 40,900 words | NC-17

    Harry’s house is trying to kill him, and only one person can help him: pity it’s Draco Malfoy.


What We Pretend We Can’t See by gyzym | 131,280 words | R

    Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought.





(originally posted to tumblr here: snowgall.tumblr.com/post/168344358160/rec-list-harrydraco-in-sentient-magical-homes
 
 
 
snowgall
05 July 2017 @ 10:11 am
I just signed up for this, and you should too! There are a few spots left, and sign-ups end this evening. C'mon, it'll be fun!


art used with artist permission – art by red_rahl



LDWS stands for the Last Drabble Writer Standing, and is hosted by slythindor100.

How it works: Participants write drabbles and compete against one another in a round. There will be a different prompt every week, and each week readers vote on which drabble they liked the best and which drabble they liked the least. One or two writers are eliminated each week, and one writer is declared the winner of the week. Eliminations continue until the Grand Finale, when the finalists compete for top honours.

It's all in good fun, no pressure! But more participants makes for a better fest!
 
 
 
snowgall
28 May 2017 @ 03:48 pm
I so enjoyed helping mod the hd_remix fest again this year. The hd_remix fest is one of my favorites in the fandom - I love the idea of authors writing fanfic of other fanfic. Here are some recs from the fest:




favicon violet light by creole_toile ( R | Art ) 1-May-2017
Summary: your star, through the scars
A remix of Every Second by bookshop

  • This art is BEYOND stunning and hauntingly beautiful. I love the way the colors transition from one side to the other, and how the first panel has more color and "life" than the last two. Honestly, these images could be framed and put on the wall without a single change.
    (thumbnail posted to tumblr)


favicon How To Catch A Weasley (And Maybe A Potter, Too) by bixgirl1 ( R | 7,600 ) 17-May-2017
Summary: In which Pansy has a crush and needs Draco's help, Draco has a crush but staunchly refuses to admit it, Potter might have a crush, but is as infuriating as always, and no one knows what the hell Wealsey is thinking--likely not even himself.
A remix of Meaningless by GingerTodgers

  • This was such a great remix! I definitely loved seeing the Harry/Draco side of this story, and the author perfectly wove in all the happenings in the original and showed us how they got there, and how the misunderstandings could multiply. So entertaining!
    Everything is super cute and fun, (even the summary which really sums it all up perfectly!) and we see all of the characters haplessly dancing around what they each really want. But the best part is the kiss, oh! their kiss is SO HOT. Even though the sex is offscreen, the UST absolutely sizzles.
    And the banter is top notch too :)
    (quote1 and quote2 posted to tumblr)
    (also recced at hd-storyroom)


favicon A Hot Cross Bundle of Draco Malfoy by GingerTodgers ( T | 3,100 ) 16-May-2017
Summary: Harry and Draco stopped doing whatever it was they were doing months ago. It's over and it hurts but it's fine because Luna has invited Harry over for tea and hot cross buns.
Pity she forgot to tell him who her new housemate is...

A remix of The Fabulous Baker Boys by germankitty

  • Absolutely charming and fun! I love veritaserum fics so much, and this one had all of the embarrassment and awkward confessions that I love about it, plus terrific funny dialogue too.
    I loved so many lines, but maybe this one especially:
    “Ginny asked you to roofie a set of buns named after a religious execution for her non-denominational party?”
    (quote posted to tumblr)


favicon Sea Glass by oakstone730 ( G | 2,400 ) 14-May-2017
Summary: When death comes unexpectedly the lives of loved ones are torn apart until the healing slowly begins.
A remix of The Secret of the Sea by persephoneapple

  • Beautifully told and lovely. Amazing how you can feel so much emotion in just this short piece. Even though it's a story of grief, there's still a hopefulness and sense of love that pervades it. So good.
    I also really appreciated that this remix introduced me to the original story by persephoneapple which I hadn't read before, and was a great find.
    (quote posted to tumblr)


favicon Dogged by tigersilver ( R | 5,800 ) 12-May-2017
Summary: Harry knows exactly why he freed Draco Malfoy, the problem is finding the right words to describe it.
A remix of Jailbait by spindlerkiss

  • I enjoyed this so much! Very fun and amusingly sexy. And the author really captured the feeling of the type of scatterbrained-sex-addled thoughts a 19-year-old might have, and how they don't let themselves worry too much about consequences :)
    I especially enjoyed Harry and Draco's aborted argument about Antarctica, and how Harry gave in in part because of sexual frustration :) Seeing this all play out from Harry's side was particularly funny.
    (quote posted to tumblr)


favicon Two Things About Harry Potter by ustorycollector ( E | 3,000 ) 4-May-2017
Summary: Draco knows two things about Harry Potter. He likes to stare at Draco, and he's got a weird thing for a piece of crumpled parchment that should be in the bin.
A remix of Map Kinks / Mischief Well Managed by khalulu

  • This was really delightful! I love how the author created a whole story with just a series of short vignettes - I really fit the mood of Khalulu's original drabble that way.
    I think this is probably my favorite line:
    "This man defeated the darkest wizard of all time. And he’s thrown by Draco complementing his arse. He’s almost begging to be teased."
    (quote posted to tumblr)


favicon The Shape of the World Is the Shape of You In It by megyal ( PG-13 | 3,100 ) 18-May-2017
Summary: He has dreams, and they are only small parts of a world he probably knows.
A remix of The Shape of the World by bixgirl1

  • This remix is so in tune with the original work, and yet also adds to it in a meaningful and important way.
    I loved the dream sequences, which showed the reader how lost Harry was feeling, and how the mirror was prompting him to ask the right questions - so cool!
    This was just a really lovely glimpse into characters we all wanted to know more about and a great showcase into Harry's state of mind.
    (quote posted to tumblr)
 
 
 
snowgall
28 May 2017 @ 11:59 am
I wrote a little drabble for this year's hd_remix fest :)

Title: favicon Bite Your Tongue
Author: snowgall
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Rating: R
Word count: 405
Summary: How hard can it be to cast a silencing charm?
Remix of: Bite by oakstone730 (intended as a prequel)
Notes: Dear oakstone730, I'm a huge fan and was delighted to be able to write a remix for you! Please excuse the short word count as this was a last minute pinch-hit :) Thanks to vaysh for the quick beta, and to bixgirl1 for encouraging me to write again!

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    Concrit is welcome for this. Seriously, this is only my second fic, and I really don't mind advice on how to write better. You can send me a PM or comment below, and so long as your comments are constructive my feelings won't be hurt at all. Oh, and if I got any British-isms wrong I definitely want to know! Using language right is really important to me, so please do tell me if something is off.
 
 
snowgall
12 March 2017 @ 03:37 pm
Yesterday I got into a lively discussion with another tumblr user on the proper interpretation of one of Bucky's lines in Captain America: The First Avenger.

The line in question goes like this:

Hell, no. That little guy from Brooklyn who was too dumb not to run away from a fight, I’m following him.




The original poster thought this line was illogical, while I thought it made perfect sense.

This engendered a lot of back and forth debate!

If anyone's interested in reading it, the resulting tumblr thread is here, and my follow-up post with more technical linguistic-y discussion is here.

Where my linguists at? khalulu ... shiftylinguini ... pauraque ... I'm sure I'm missing some :)
 
 
 
snowgall
18 February 2017 @ 07:58 pm
The hd_owlpost fest showered us with so many lovely little fics this winter and just posted their masterlist today. So I'm taking the opportunity to rec a few fics from the fest I especially enjoyed :)



favicon Sorting Out Their Priorities by sassy_cissa ( NC-17 | 2,600 ) 9-Jan-2017
Summary: When a foreign dignitary makes a move on Harry, Draco does whatever is necessary to stake his claim.
The best kind of PWP. You feel like you know these characters and the situation feels warranted. Plus it's hot, super hot :)


favicon Six Christmases by thistle_verse ( R | 4,800 ) 3-Dec-2016
Summary: A year ago— even a few months ago— Harry would have heeded the note of warning in Malfoy’s voice. He would have been more careful. But care, he thought now, twisted and flowed with the change in landscape; like magic, it fed on a continual change of form.
This was incredibly lovely. So nicely told, and their character growth carefully built up over the years.


favicon Ribbons and Bows by lauren3210 ( NC-17 | 1,600 ) 15-Dec-2016
Summary: Harry comes home from work to a prettily wrapped surprise
PWP, but done very well. Hot and lovely.


favicon Heat of the Moment by writcraft ( NC-17 | 2,250 ) 4-Feb-2017
Summary: Harry’s never felt much like an Alpha but that all changes when Draco Malfoy turns up on his doorstep, asking Harry for help.
Hot and fun. Good ABO dynamics. Makes you wish for more :)


favicon Exposure by kittyaugust ( PG | 910 ) 8-Jan-2017
Summary: Snow at Christmas time can be a luxuriously tempting thing.
Lovely little scene. Very sweet, and hints at so much backstory I want to know!


favicon Christmas Presents by fantasyfiend09 ( PG | 1,600 ) 16-Dec-2016
Summary: Draco reflects on what Christmas has meant to him over the years.
This was beautifully told, and created a clear depiction of who Draco was then and who he is now. Really moving, especially the way Harry stood up for him in court. Pre-slash, with a not-yet-happy ending.
 
 
snowgall
10 February 2017 @ 02:23 pm

Sign Ups will close at the end of the day on February 10, 2017!
Note: If it is still February 10 somewhere in the world, you can still sign up :)



The Harry/Draco Remix challenge invites you to create new Drarry fanfic or art inspired by previous works by other artists and authors.



(art by upthehillart​ banner by snowgall)



  • Assignments Sent Out: by February 15, 2017
  • Submissions due: April 16, 2017
  • Posting starts: May 1, 2017

Sign up post is here. Complete FAQ and Rules can be found here

This is a super fun fest and I'm one of the mods, so definitely think about signing up! :)
 
 
 
snowgall
06 February 2017 @ 10:08 pm
The Fandom Trumps Hate auction on tumblr raised over $32,000 total, divided among many worthy charities, including:

  • Planned Parenthood: $8,039
  • American Civil Liberties Union: $5,051
  • Southern Poverty Law Center: $3,300.85
  • The Trevor Project: $2,800
  • Standing Rock: $2,311
  • Natural Resources Defense Council: $1,962
  • Rape Incest, and Abuse National Network: $1,429
  • Nature Conservancy: $1,287
  • TransLifeline: $975
  • National Immigrant Justice Center: $908
  • ProPublica: $675
  • Lambda Legal: $600
  • Campaign Zero (Black Lives Matter): $590
  • Border Angels: $571
  • Anti-Defamation League: $491
  • Oxfam America: $467.50
  • RandomActs: $350.50


I don't know how that breaks down by fandom, but the HP auctions I was tracking easily raised over $700 combined. Seems pretty awesome to me :)

They're planning on making this an annual thing, so if you couldn't participate this year, there's always next year!



ETA: There's an AO3 collection set up for all the works that are being produced from these auctions. There are only 23 works there so far, but I expect this will grow into the hundreds in the coming weeks and months as authors and artists complete their projects.
 
 
 
snowgall
The Harry/Draco Remix challenge invites you to create new Drarry fanfic or art inspired by previous works by other artists and authors.

 





(Banner art by upthehillart​)

Sign Ups will remain open through February 10, 2017!



  • Assignments Sent Out: by February 15, 2017
  • Submissions due: April 16, 2017
  • Posting starts: May 1, 2017


Sign up post is here. Complete FAQ and Rules can be found at hd_remix

Help us promote the fest - you can reblog us on tumblr or grab the code in this box and paste to your LJ:

 
 
 
snowgall
27 January 2017 @ 09:00 am
The Harry/Draco Remix challenge invites you to create new Drarry fanfic or art inspired by previous works by other artists and authors.

 





(Banner art by upthehillart​)

Sign Ups Begin February 1, 2017!



  • Assignments Sent Out: by February 15, 2017
  • Submissions due: April 16, 2017
  • Posting starts: May 1, 2017


Complete FAQ and Rules can be found at hd_remix

Help us promote the fest - you can reblog us on tumblr or grab the code in this box and paste to your LJ:

 
 
snowgall
19 January 2017 @ 06:56 pm
Bidding is currently open, but will close at 11:59 EST tonight.



I'm offering beta services for the Fandom Trumps Hate​ charity auction. Several other lovely LJ people are offering their services for auction too; see the list I posted last week!

Details of my auction are behind the cut (for anyone who somehow missed this before :)

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For more details, see my contributor page, and feel free to ask me any questions!
 
 
 
snowgall
As you probably know already, I'm offering beta services for the Fandom Trumps Hate​ charity auction. Several other lovely LJ people are offering their services for auction too; see the list I posted last week!

Bidding is currently open, but will close at 11:59 EST on Thursday, January 19. (That’s tomorrow night!)

  • Important Note: even though Fandom Trumps Hate is hosted on tumblr, you don't need a tumblr account to bid!

  • Who the auction is supporting: The charity of your choice from the list available on the Fandom Trumps Hate FAQ. Some suggestions: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), The Anti-Defamation League, Planned Parenthood.

  • Length of Fic: for every $10.00 of the winning bid, I will beta 5,000 words (up to 50K).

  • To Bid:

      Step 1: Check my bidding spreadsheet to find out what the current high bid is. (Note: It may take up to five minutes for a bid to appear.)

      Step 2: Fill out my bidding form with a bid that is higher than the current high bid. If you want to make it harder for someone to outbid you, bid higher! You will NOT be notified if someone outbids you, so please bookmark this page and check frequently. You will only be notified if you are the high bidder after the auctions end.


For more details, see my contributor page, and feel free to ask me any questions!


P.S. In case you missed it, pir8fancier is running a private auction here too.
 
 
snowgall
Yesterday I posted a list of all the people I knew from the HP fandom on LJ who were participating in the Fandom Trumps Hate charity auction. While Fandom Trumps Hate is hosted on tumblr, I didn't make it clear that you don't need to be on tumblr or have a tumblr account to bid! (thanks to pir8fancier for bringing this to my attention ♥)

So just to clarify, all the bidding takes place using a google form/spreadsheet that's not on tumblr, just linked to from there.

The links you need are found on each participant's contributor page (which I posted a list of links to yesterday). Take my page for example. If you click that link it will take you to a tumblr post with details of the auction I'm listing. There's a lot of verbiage, but the relevant thing is the two links near the bottom of the post where it says step1 and step 2 (copy pasting here for convenience):

    Step 1: Check the bidding spreadsheet to find out what the current high bid is. (Note: It may take up to five minutes for a bid to appear.)

    Step 2: Fill out the seller’s bidding form with a bid that is higher than the current high bid. If you want to make it harder for someone to outbid you, bid higher! You will NOT be notified if someone outbids you, so please bookmark this page and check frequently. You will only be notified if you are the high bidder after the auctions end.


So those are really the only links you need, and they're not associated with tumblr.

Each participant has unique links to their bidding spreadsheet and bidding forms, so you just need to be able to find those by clicking on the contributor pages in yesterday's post.

Let me know if anyone has any further questions. I want to encourage as much participation as possible :)
 
 
 
snowgall
13 January 2017 @ 10:00 am
There are over 500 people offering services for the Fandom Trumps Hate auction which is awesome, if a little overwhelming! Even just looking through the "fandom: Harry Potter" tag brings up what seems like 100 pages.

But for some of those, the creators have HP as a secondary or tertiary fandom, or say that they don't write Drarry. So I decided to sift through the offerings to find people I knew.

Since I know many of you aren't on tumblr, I've compiled a list of creator names I recognized, in case you'd like to check it out. If I missed anyone or made any mistakes, I'm really sorry, just let me know!




Offering to write fic:


Offering art:


Offering translation:


Offering beta services:






So happy to be in company with so many awesome peeps! Bidding is now open, and will close on January 20th. Hope you check it out and bid - you get to pick the charities you'd like to support!
 
 
 
snowgall



I'm offering to beta up to 5K words for each $10.00 of bidding. Drarry and Stucky pairings preferred, but others are possible.

Here's the link to my contributor page



In case you don't know what this is, here's info from the Fandom Trumps Hate FAQ:


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Once again, here's the link to my contributor page

Please let me know if you have any questions!
 
 
 
 
snowgall
03 January 2017 @ 12:17 pm
As I was looking over the anonymous masterlist for this year's hd_erised fest, I was struck by how many veterans of the HD fandom were still creating fanworks for the fest, even as many newcomers are joining for the first time. I think this speaks to how popular HD fandom has been and still remains!

So everyone can see what I mean, I've organized this year's participants into a table sorted by the year they first published an HD fic or artwork, so far as I know*


2002 
marysiakfic: The Marks We Bear (also on AO3)
 
2004 
lyonessheartfic: Functioning
red_rahlart: His Guiding Light
 
2005 
alisannefic: Up Against The Wall
sugareeyfic: Hot and Heavy
zeitgeisticfic: A Malfoy is Always Welcome
 
2006 
femmequixoticfic: Gone Down The Angel On A Lonely Night for hd_holidays
harrysdeart: untitled (note artist has files dating to 2005, see comment below)
isinuyashaart: untitled
carpemermaid (platformnine)fic: Beauty in the Breakdown for hd_holidays
sdkshellyfic: Good Day To Be Alive for hpvamp
 
2007 
blamebramptonfic: An Act of Simple Devotion for hd_holidays
oceaxefic: What Best Friends Do
oldenuf2nbfic: Anything for Charity
sassy_cissafic: Three Little Words for hds_beltane
sesheta_66fic: Still Got It for slashfest
who_la_hoopfic: 101 Ways to Heal Your Wizarding Woes for hd_holidays
 
2008 
cassie_black12fic: The Wedding Planner
 
2009 
alafayefic: How A Catboy and a Hero Fell In Love
firethesoundfic: A Tune for Every Occasion
noeonfic: Voices From the Fog for hp_summersmut
xerisedfic: Fade
 
2011 
anokabaart: Banner Art for do_me_veela
khalulufic: Seeing Draco Malfoy for hd_smoochfest
writcraftfic: Cruppy Love for hd_fluff
 
2012 
birdsofshorefic: Hairway to Heaven for hd_fan_fair
cylsusart: On a Winter's Eve for hd_holidays
fantasyfiend09fic: Chasing Dreams for dracotops_harry
lq_traintracksfic: Collision
nerak_roseart: The Sound of a Little Hope for hp_harlequin
 
2013 
disapparaterfic: Found A Way
dustmouthart: Sticky Fingers for hd_smoochfest
keeper_of_starsfic: We All Fall Apart for hd_erised
leontinabowiefic: Sing, for the Sea Belongs to Me for dracotops_harry
nobunakiraart: Harry-Draco-Harry Again for hd_smoochfest
persephoneapplefic: New Year's Resolutions
themightyflynnfic: Sanare
 
2014 
8cart: Book Buddies
agentmoppetfic: Protection
anemonenart: Just friends
blithelybonnyfic: Mister Potter for hpsolemnlysworn
dicta_contrionfic: If Memory Serves for hd_hurtfest
huldrejentafic: Stories in E Minor for hd_fan_fair
lauren3210fic: Life is a Twice Written Scroll for hd_smoochfest
limedumplrart: untitled
 
2015 
_melodic_fic: One Year of Winter for hd_owlpost
fulseldenfic: Veela Romance and the Literary Marketplace for do_me_veela
mybutterflowerart: Drarry Kiss
shiftylinguiniart: Hipster!Undercut!Man-bun!Draco
 
2016 
apriicatart: Draco
breath_of_minefic: Something stupid like I love you
glittering_gitfic: Where You Lead for hd_tropes
kaioseafic: ??? for hd_erised
kittyaugustfic: Familia Est... for hd_familyfest
ravenclawsquillfic: Impervius for hp_drizzle
sugar_screwart: A Fine Predicament
thistle_versefic: Late Bloomers for dracotops_harry


*I tried really hard to get accurate data by stalking everyone's LJ and AO3 accounts, but I'm just one person and might have missed something, especially if your LJ is flocked or your early works were on a deleted archive somewhere. So if there are mistakes, just let me know and I'll fix them :)
 
 
 
snowgall
31 December 2016 @ 11:11 am
So like everyone else, I backed up my LJ to DW. Trying out this cross-posting thing now.

So it seems like LJ "friends" = DW "circle" ? And after I ported over, I now have a bunch of open-IDs listed in my "circle". I thought that these would convert into their LJ-equivalents when people crossed over, but that doesn't seem to be happening?

Example: [personal profile] oakstone730 is an LJ friend. Last night I imported everything to DW and saw her name as an openID account in my circle. This morning I saw her post about moving to DW and officially "subscribed" to her DW account. And now I've got her listed as both her DW account and her openID account in my circle. Am I doing it wrong?
 
 
snowgall
24 December 2016 @ 10:13 pm
Something like 10 years ago, I was rooting around in the discount bin at some video store (or maybe Walmarts - who knows?) and came across a DVD of a Special Christmas Episode of Aardman's creature comforts:



I had no idea what this was, other than being by the creators of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, which meant it had to be good, and it was only $1.99, so why not?

My kids were all like, "what even is this?" and I couldn't really answer, so I just said we should watch it and see. And oh my god, my husband and I were dying. Of course, back then, my kids were too little to really get it, but we all watch it together now every year, and it's so fun to see them laugh more and more the older they get.

It's even on youtube now so everyone can see it :)

No matter how cynical you might be about Christmas, I'm reasonably sure this will make you laugh. At least, so long as you enjoy hearing the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song get completely butchered and over-analyzed by random British citizens impersonated by stop-motion animals.

But trust me, it's hilarious.
 
 
 
snowgall
19 December 2016 @ 04:03 am
I had no idea, really honestly no idea about the love meme that lokifan hosted last month. I wasn't checking my LJ at that time, and completely missed it.

I can't believe that you kind people made a thread for me anyway, considering I hadn't been around for nearly 8 months at that point. *wants to insert shamefaced emoji but doesn't know how*

It's so very sweet and lovely that anyone took the time to do that, and I'm deeply touched and grateful. Thank you so much anonymous posters. You really made my day.

(are we supposed to comment back on the thread? or not, because it's anonymous? I want to do the right thing!)

P.S. If anyone knows of any other memes/threads/important discussions that I missed or that I should really have responded to, please do let me know.
 
 
 
snowgall
17 December 2016 @ 11:10 pm
I've been away, so this might be old news to everyone else, but I just saw this on tumblr so I thought I should share in case anyone is interested:

Fandom Trumps Hate

Fandom Trumps Hate is almost here!

What is it?
An online fanfic/fanart auction to benefit a variety of organizations helping populations targeted by Trump and his administration. (Such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Trans Lifeline, and the National Immigrant Justice Center.)

How does it work?
Authors and artists will sign up to offer their work at auction. The winner will donate their winning bid amount to one of the charities listed below, then send the author/artist email proof of their charitable donation. Once we know you’ve donated, the author/artist will get to work on your item! If you’ve seen previous auctions to benefit AO3 or Haiti, it’s kind of like that.

When is it happening?
Dec 19: Author/artist signups open (also electoral college votes)
Dec 31: Author/artist signups close
Jan 12: Bidding opens
Jan 20: Bidding closes (and the new president is inaugurated)
Jan 31: Proof of donation due to your author/artist

If you write fic or create fanart, get ready to sign up!
If you don’t, point your favorite authors and artists this way in case they’re interested! Either way, get ready to bid to support some great organizations!

Check out our FAQ for more info, including a list of the charities the auction will be supporting. If we’ve missed anything, drop us a note in our askbox!

Author/artist signups open December 19 and close December 31.
 
 
 
snowgall
16 December 2016 @ 03:14 am
I've been away for a while, but tonight I decided to tackle my inbox which has been taunting me (142 messages, christ!) I've got serious inbox anxiety, and seeing that I had an avalanche of messages waiting for me actually made it harder for me to even attempt to look at them :/

But the weird thing is that easily 75% of the messages were simply LJ alerts of people's birthdays and whatnot. Apparently I've missed ALL the birthdays. Very sorry about that!

The other 25% of the messages were all nice comments on earlier entries, so as usual my anxiety was entirely unfounded, but there's no talking sense to it.

But even after going through it all, somehow or other there are still 2 unread messages somewhere in there which I CANNOT find. I went back though several pages, but I gave up after a while. So if I never responded to one of your messages, I'm also very sorry about that, and I don't know how to fix it.

The US election has gotten me seriously depressed (as if I needed any help with that!) but I've been venting as much of my anger and frustration as possible over on tumblr. Also calling my congressperson, but he's a moron and a Trump supporter, so it feels hopeless.

Hope everyone is doing well. I'm way behind on all reading too. I've mostly gotten sidetracked into the Stucky fandom, and as with most things I get into, I get majorly obsessed for an intense period of time and then I cool off again. I think I'm in a cooling-off period now.

Anyway, just thought I'd poke my head back in and say "hi".
 
 
snowgall
31 March 2016 @ 11:00 am
This may be my last rec post for some time. But the hd_remix fest is one of my favorites in the fandom, so I had to do one more. I love the idea of authors writing fanfic of other fanfic.



favicon The Lily, the Violet, the Tiny Babe by khalulu ( PG | 1,300 words ) 13-Mar-2016
Summary: From beyond the Veil, she senses that her son Harry needs her – but who is that very blond baby in his arms? Learning that she is a grandmother takes Lily on an emotional journey.
A remix of The Scent of Violets by sassy_cissa

  • This was a stunningly beautiful story. Seeing Harry through his departed mother's eyes is so unusual and unexpected, and yet I found it so very moving. Especially watching Lily work through her complex feelings of protectiveness, hurt, betrayal, and finally acceptance of Harry's relationship with Draco. There is so much depth here that I can't do it justice - you'll just have to read it. I really loved it. Fantastic remix.

extended rec at hd-storyroom



favicon The Thing About Cats and Dogs by megyal ( PG-13 | 3,900 words ) 17-Mar-2016
Summary: A very small view into the life of Harry and Draco and a cat and a dog.
A remix of Cats and Dogs by 8c

  • I enjoyed this so much! The wry humor in this story immediately captivated me. I loved the perfect sense of each scene - brief but fully realized - and the excellent glimpses into the complicated and delicate conversational minefields they navigate. Lovely fic with great feels - and really not so very fluffy, despite the tags :)

extended rec at hd-storyroom



favicon And Wednesday Too by disapparater ( R | 5,600 words ) 4-Mar-2016
Summary: Draco never expected anything better than his two dead end jobs and a cramped flat, but when Harry Potter waltzes into his life, can anyone blame him for wanting a little more?
A remix of Tuesday Nights by firethesound

  • Loved getting to see Draco's perspective for this story! The author really captured his inner conflict and insecurity masked with bravado, all while still keeping the sweet tone of the original.


favicon There Is Always the Moon by firethesound ( PG-13 | 159,000 words ) 18-Mar-2016
Summary: Draco's life after the war is everything he wanted it to be: it's simple, and quiet, and predictable, and safe. But when a mysterious curse shatters the peace he'd worked so hard to build, there's only one person he can trust to help him. After all, Harry Potter has saved his life before. Now Draco has to believe that Potter will be able to do it one more time.
A remix of If the Sun Goes Black by pasdexcuses

  • Holy amazeballs this fic. This fic is the most fantastic backstory to the original. It starts out strongly Draco-centric in the best way, drawing the reader into his post-war life and dedication to his work. But when something disturbing starts happening to him, the only one Draco trusts to help him is Harry Potter. Even though they've barely spoken since the war, Harry decides the best way to help Draco without raising suspicions is for them to pretend to be in a relationship (of course!) Thus we are treated to the most amazing fake-relationship story ever, where Draco is trope-savvy enough to be worried about rogue mistletoe, and they're both falling ever deeper in love. What makes it so wonderful is that we are immersed in the slow build of their relationship over the course of many months, and nothing about it feels rushed. Do note that this is a remix however, so the ending doesn't quite tie everything up as neatly as it would otherwise - it's meant to flesh out the backstory of the original.
 
 
 
snowgall
03 March 2016 @ 12:46 pm
Are you ready? HD_remix starts posting tomorrow!

The Harry/Draco Remix Challenge Volume 8 will run for three weeks, starting Friday March 4!


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Art by 8c

 
 
snowgall
01 February 2016 @ 11:43 am

What follows is a list of my picks for the best Drarry fanfiction of 2015
(37 fics, sorted by date published)

Note: There are so many lists of favorite Harry/Draco fanfiction, but I'm doing something a little different. Rather than create a list based on genre or length or era or whatever, I've decided to do a series of "best-of X year" lists. This means the year the work was published not the year I read it.

Once again, this list was hard to pare down! I read more fanfic published in 2015 than in any other year, and between my LJ blog and hd_storyroom, I recced 93 Drarry fics from 2015. Consequently lots of good fics aren't included on this list. In the end any list is just an arbitrary thing based on one person's no doubt flawed opinion. It says nothing about the quality of any fics not on it!

More lists:

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General notes:

  • The "original post" column provides links to the first place I can find evidence of the work online. However, it can be really tough to determine when and where a work was first published (see my rant here: Dates Matter). So it could be that a fic was actually published earlier somewhere else and I didn't know it. Corrections are welcome.
  • I've read a lot of HD fiction, but I certainly haven't read it all, so if I've left off something you think I shouldn't have, I'm happy for you to let me know.
  • I may continue to add works to this list but I will try to keep the total number to something reasonable. (On the challenge of maintaining lists)
  • My goal is to add lists for other years as well, time permitting.

How my fic preferences will skew the lists:

  • I tend to like fics which contain explicit sex, so the list will probably skew that way. However, I prefer that there be an actual plot, not just sex, and I read PG rated fics too--just fewer of them.
  • I like almost all the standard tropes, but I don't usually go for non-magical AUs, unhappy endings, dark!fic, or threesomes
  • I don't give a toss who's on top or bottom, so you'll find both here.
  • I shy away from epic-length fanfiction unless I'm very confident in the author, so most of my recs will be less than 100,000 words.
 
 
 
snowgall
So as many of you may know, I've previously posted lists of "Best Drarry Fics of the Year" for 2007-2014. In fact, those were some of the very first posts I ever made to this blog. It's more-or-less why I started this blog, as I was all in a tizzy about properly dating fanfics, and I felt that organizing rec lists by year of publication was one way to make some use of the data I had been gathering up to that point.

I still feel that way, and I still like making rec lists, but this year it will be SO HARD. When I posted all of those other lists, I was really new to fandom. I hardly knew anybody, especially not authors! Making the lists was an objective exercise for mostly my own enjoyment. But now I know so many lovely people in the HP fandom. Which means creating and posting my list for 2015 makes me feel incredibly anxious and concerned about which fics might get left off.

Because oh my god, some fics will get left off! By my count, I've recced 93 Drarry fics this year, between my LJ blog and hd_storyroom. And the number of fics I included in each of my previous "Best of the Year" lists was always less than 30! Part of the reason is that I simply read more fics in 2015 than I have in any previous years, which means I know of so many more good ones to rec. So my 2015 list will be longer than my previous ones, but I don't want it to be ridiculous. I think I've settled on ~36 fics I want to have on the list, and that's about as low as I can go.

So this is a long-winded way of saying that I'll be posting my list later tonight or tomorrow, and there will be lots of good fics that aren't included, and I already feel awful about that. In the end the list is just an arbitrary thing based on one person's no doubt flawed opinion. It says nothing about the quality of any fics not on it.
 
 
 
snowgall

So last year I did a count of how many HD fics were produced for fests in 2014. This year I decided to do a side-by-side comparison of 2014 fests vs 2015 fests to see if I could spot any trends.

The table below lists all the HP fests I know of that ran in either 2014 or 2015 and produced HD fics. The top set are HD-exclusive fests, while the bottom set are more general HP fests that included some HD fics as well. Gray boxes indicate that the fest didn't take place that year.

Note that I included two HD fests that I saw run on tumblr in 2015. I don't know of any other HD-generating fests hosted on tumblr, but if you know of others I may have missed (on tumblr, LJ, or elsewhere), please let me know!

Some boring details:

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The Tables:

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Observations:

  • More HD fics were produced for HD-fests in 2014 (357) than in 2015 (321)
  • Conversely, more HD fics were produced for non-HD fests in 2015 (122) than in 2014 (84)
  • When added together, the number of HD fics produced for fests in 2014 and 2015 is nearly identical.
  • There were more HD fests that ran in 2015 than in 2014. Consequently, it appears that having more fests does not seem to produce more fics :)
Anything I missed? Please let me know if I made any mistakes in counting fics, classifying fests, or in adding numbers!
 
 
 
snowgall
25 January 2016 @ 11:12 pm
There was an abundance of lovely fics, ficlets, and art to be had all through December as part of hd_owlpost! I was especially lucky to get three amazing gifts this year, which I previously recced here - go read :) But other people got lovely gifts as well, and so I'm reccing my favorites of the gifts that weren't for me below :)



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snowgall
25 January 2016 @ 04:13 pm
I just saw today that white_serpent had uploaded two of their fabulous Drarry stories to AO3:

favicon Take These Lies ( R | 34,600 )
    Repeatedly rejected by the Auror training programme, Draco Malfoy attempts an unorthodox method of gaining admission.
    Originally written for 2010 hd_fan_fair fest. Note: contains genderswap and dubious consent, both of which were requested in the prompt.


favicon You Can Have My Everything ( NC-17 | 8,000 )
    Sometimes it takes a little pain to break through the apathy. General warnings: Rough sex/BDSM, Angst (and lots of it), 1st person/present tense.
    Originally written for the 2011 dracotops_harry fest.


I've recced both of these before, on my "Best of 2010" and "Best of 2011" lists, as well as my Identity Unknown rec list.

I'm always so happy when fandom classics get uploaded to AO3! If you haven't read these before, now would be a perfect opportunity to do so. If you have, then go leave kudos and comments in encouragement :)
 
 
 
snowgall
22 January 2016 @ 03:16 am
Wondering whatever happened to hd_owlpost? I had a slate of recs languishing in my scheduled entries which accidentally posted just a few minutes ago (sorry about that - I had it scheduled for Jan 22 thinking that it would be safe to assume the last gifts would have posted by then). I'll wait and re-post it once I know the fest is actually over :)
 
 
snowgall
21 January 2016 @ 04:37 pm
Somebody claimed my prompt for this year's Glompfest at serpentinelion!

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Thank you so much mystery author/artist! Sending tons of encouragement your way ♥♥♥




Looks like there are still 6 out of 13 prompts left unclaimed, so just thought I'd pimp the fest again to encourage more people to claim prompts ♥



The H/D Glompfest (hosted at serpentinelion) was created so H/D writers and artists could show their appreciation directly to the people who make posting their creations so worthwhile. Without our supporters, who would we write and draw for?

Dates to remember:
    Prompting Opens: January 4-16
    Claiming Starts: January 17 (Sun)
    Submissions Due: April 3 (Sun)
    Posting Starts: May 1 (Sat)

For more info, click here!
 
 
 
snowgall
11 January 2016 @ 05:42 pm
How do I set comments to screened? I was supposed to do this for the hd-remix check-in post, and I screwed it up.

What I did was to set "Screening" to "All" but that doesn't seem to have worked.

The options on the "Comments" pull-down list were confusing. What do I do?


Situation has been resolved. Thanks for the help!
 
 
 
snowgall
09 January 2016 @ 06:35 pm
To celebrate the new year, I've got recs of some of my favorite 2015 Drarry fics that came out of non-Drarry focused fests (that I haven't already featured in other rec posts already, that is).



hp_kinkfest:
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do_me_veela:
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hp_mhealthfest:
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hp_creatures:
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mini_fest:
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Note: I was waiting for mini_fest to post their reveals, but I have no idea when that will be, so I gave in and posted now :)
 
 
 
snowgall
07 January 2016 @ 01:13 am
Thanks to frnklymrshnkly, there's new Alekina Drarry artwork to enjoy!


by Alekina


Check it out on tumblr and be sure to like and reblog!

Also give thanks to frnklymrshnkly for commissioning it!

ETA: Here's frnkly's post about it :)
 
 
snowgall
06 January 2016 @ 03:47 pm
I'm so excited to prompt for serpentinelion's Glompfest this year! However, as I was filling out the prompting form, I realized that I was in the process of writing a freaking dissertation on my preferences, which was way too much for submitting to a fest.

So I decided I should finally make a post detailing all my likes and dislikes in fanfic, just in case someone decided to pick my prompt (I would be so honored!). This came out so much longer than I meant it to; I am much more opinionated than I thought!

If you are so generous as to write for me and have any questions that this ridiculously long post doesn't answer, ask capitu or vaysh. They know what I like pretty well :)



Favorite Pairing: Draco/Harry of course!

Era:
    8th year is my favorite, though I also like post-war if it's not all that long after the war or even Hogwarts era AUs. Basically the boys in their twenties or younger. Please no epilogue compliant fics :)

General preferences:
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Sex stuff:
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Tropes:
I love tropes! Pretty much all of them!
Tropes I love the most:
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Whoosh. Wow, sorry to have gone on at such length! It was kinda fun though :) Who knew I had that much to say on the matter? I'd love to know what your opinions are or if you think I missed anything important!

 
 
 
snowgall
03 January 2016 @ 01:00 pm


I'm super excited about this!

The H/D Glompfest (hosted at serpentinelion) was created so H/D writers and artists could show their appreciation directly to the people who make posting their creations so worthwhile. Without our supporters, who would we write and draw for?

Dates to remember:
    Prompting Opens: January 4-16
    Claiming Starts: January 17 (Sun)
    Submissions Due: April 3 (Sun)
    Posting Starts: May 1 (Sat)


For more info, click here!
 
 
snowgall
02 January 2016 @ 03:54 pm
Graph from destntoast's recent tumblr post: 2015 A Statistical Year in Fandom:



Take-away: Our fandom is not even close to dead!

:D
 
 
 
snowgall
02 January 2016 @ 11:57 am
Oh man, hd_erised continues to be the best HD fest of the year! The authors and artists all bring their A-game to this fest, making it so hard to narrow down the choices of which ones to rec. But I persevered, and bring you my favorite works of fic and art from HD-erised 2015 :)



Fic Recs:

favicon Solder by oakstone730 ( NC-17 | 35,000 ) 29-Dec-2015
Summary: Seven years ago, Harry disappeared out of Draco and Scorpius's life without a trace after Harry's addictions destroyed his and Draco's marriage. Now, Harry’s back, and Draco wants to believe he’s changed. But Harry isn’t the only one haunted by the past.
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favicon Dear Uncle Plume by eidheann_writes ( NC-17 | 16,500 ) 17-Dec-2015
Summary: Life after war is nothing like Draco expected. He only hopes he'll survive it. Especially when his friends are less than sympathetic.
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favicon Any Instrument by dicta_contrion ( NC-17 | 130,000 ) 19-Dec-2015
Summary: Draco Malfoy wouldn't go back to England for anything less than an exceptional case. Being asked to figure out why Harry Potter can't control his magic might be exceptional enough to qualify.
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favicon The Deeper Symbolism Behind Golden Apples by oldenuf2nb ( R | 26,700 ) 16-Dec-2015
Summary: When the Wizengamot insists Chief Auror Harry Potter pose for a statue for the Ministry Atrium, why are his friends reluctant to tell him who the sculptor is?
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favicon Incongruent by agentmoppet ( NC-17 | 41,000 ) 28-Dec-2015
Summary: The war has left its mark on everyone. The Ministry, as usual, is only too happy to take advantage. But Harry won't let them destroy his home, no matter what he has to do to stop them. And no matter if a certain Draco Malfoy insists on getting him off track.
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favicon A Convenient Impracticality by firethesound ( NC-17 | 38,000 ) 1-Dec-2015
Summary: Somehow Harry ends up agreeing to a fake relationship with his ex-nemesis-turned-friendly-acquaintance-with-benefits, except for some reason it involves an awful lot of actual dating and, sadly, not much sex. Confused? Harry is too, but when has anything with Draco Malfoy ever been as straightforward as it seems?
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favicon I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor by birdsofshore ( NC-17 | 28,000 ) 18-Dec-2015
Summary: Harry felt lit up from inside as soon as he entered the bar. There were blokes dancing together, their bodies close to one another, not keeping a wary distance as Harry was always careful to do when he was near another man. God, he wanted this – wanted it so much he could taste it, a metallic tang of heat and desire. He suspected nothing would ever be the same again – especially when he saw who else was in the room.
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favicon The Destiny You Sold by tryslora ( NC-17 | 59,000 ) 12-Dec-2015
Summary: In which Draco knits, Harry makes wands, and things get very tangled up between them.
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favicon Almost Like Song by melusinahp ( NC-17 | 7,000 ) 16-Dec-2015
Summary: They were once lovers, but Harry hasn't seen Draco in years, so it's a bit of a shock when he appears to warn Harry about an upcoming Auror mission.
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favicon Dirty Talk on Christmas Morning by amorette ( NC-17 | 1,700 ) 24-Dec-2015
Summary: Emotions run thick as the boys exchange gifts on their first Christmas morning together.
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Art Recs:

A Night At The Leaky Cauldron by isinuyasha ( PG | Photoshop ) 10-Dec-2015
Summary: It took a while for Draco to notice that he didn't really mind that Potter kept dragging him along to these "cozy" after work get-togethers at the Leaky Cauldron.
This is so great. I love how the artist drew all of Harry and Draco's friends, and still kept the focus on the two of them. And the way Harry is leaning in to whisper to Draco just says so much about the closeness of their relationship. Everybody looks so great and the holiday lights in the background are so festive! Wonderful job all around :)
Snowy Snogfest by mybutterflower (mitsouparker) ( PG | Digital Painting ) 25-Dec-2015
Summary: Draco & Harry are snogging in the snow after shopping in Hogsmeade.
This is absolutely stunning! I love how absorbed in each other they are (evidenced by the spilled candies!), and the lovely color scheme and soft-focus background. The contrast between Draco's hair and Harry's hair is perfect too, and the whole scene is so amazingly holiday appropriate. A gorgeous and beautiful piece of art!




Note: Authors and artists are still anonymous. Names will be added after the reveals!
 
 
 
snowgall
23 December 2015 @ 03:22 pm
I just got a message in my inbox that simply said:

(You are not authorized to view this comment)

So...?

I'm guessing that maybe somebody tagged me in a comment on a locked entry on someone else's journal? Would that make sense? If by any chance you tried to tag me in a comment recently, LMK.

:D
 
 
 
snowgall
08 December 2015 @ 12:07 am
I was so excited Monday night to see that my hd_owlpost gifts had posted! And how lucky am I? I got three amazingly awesome gifts in three different media - fic, art, and video!



Fic: New Dawn's Light by lauren3210
Word Count: 3200
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Harry seeks a meeting with Draco after the war.

What a beautiful story! I love how well it captures the sense of the lyrics "And how can I blame you / When it's me I can't forgive?" from The Unforgiven III. When the author wrote, "There are lots of dates that they have to avoid each other for. Harry doesn’t think he’ll ever know how to change that." it was just so poignant.

I also love the idea of Before and After here. And this line:

Maybe there should be a different category for some people to fit themselves into, a group called something like, Managed To Survive a War After Watching Loads Of My Friends Die, Now What The Fuck Do I Do?

Just sums up how Harry feels so perfectly!

And then the ending is so lovely - especially how Draco says that they should have been doing this from the start. Ah, those foolish, foolish, boys :)




Art: Something Old, Something New by awickedmemory
Medium: Digital art - comic
Rating: G
Prompt: "I've been wanting to do that since 4th year"

I love this! It's wonderfully drawn and depicts a great moment.

I think it's awesome how the artist interpreted my prompt: "I've been wanting to do that since 4th year"! I never would have thought of that myself, but it works perfectly. I enjoyed this so much!!




Video: Hold On by knowmefirst
Music: Stay by Rhianna
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A video of Harry and Draco

Oh this is awesome! All the best Drarry moments from the 6th and 7th movies set to a terrifically moving song!

I'm so impressed by the video editing skills here and can't imagine the time it must have taken to put something like this together. I think the editor's choice to keep it all black and white helps tie it all together cohesively and matches the tone of the song.




Thanks so much to the creators of these excellent gifts - they really made my day!
 
 
snowgall
03 December 2015 @ 01:32 pm
Hey - kitty_fic gave me a new userhead for an advent gift! I've never had one before (either a userhead *or* an advent gift!)

So now I no longer look like an LJ newbie :)

Thanks kitty! ♥♥♥
 
 
 
snowgall
26 November 2015 @ 08:51 pm
So much wonderful art has been posted during the hd_fanart fest this year! These were my favorites, but you should check them all out - seriously!



The Boy Who Scored by alby_mangroves ( R | Pastels ) 26-Nov-2015
From the prompt: Blowjob or sex in the shower
This piece is so gorgeous! The expressions on both of their faces, how we get a hint of what's happening but nothing actually explicit, the look of the shower, the artist's skill with working with pastels - everything is so well done! Such wonderful naturalistic details too, like the way Draco is holding Harry's glasses. Beautiful, beautiful piece of art.
Salvation by citrus_lime ( PG-13 | Digital ) 8-Nov-2015
From the prompt: Harry as an Angel, Draco as a Devil – or the other way around, Draco as an Angel, Harry as a Devil.
Another beautiful and stunning piece of art! I love the pose and their expressions - it looks like a renaissance painting. They both look like angels to me :)
The Photo Booth by isinuyasha ( PG | Photoshop ) 4-Nov-2015
From the prompt: Harry and Draco are in a photo booth. They can make a face, smile, bicker, kiss (and even more…) or whatever the artist has in mind.
I love the progression of poses from the kissing booth! It captures so much of how I think these two would be. A lovely and well rendered piece :)
Aurors by lokeloke ( PG | Photoshop ) 24-Nov-2015
From the prompt: A dark alleyway/street // Uniform, boots, gloves, belts, buckles *nngh* // Wands drawn, casting spells
I love how the artist conceived of their uniforms, and the determination in Harry's expression. The whole thing is so very well drawn. I also love how the background gives the impression of detail, yet is indistinct so as not to detract from the focus of the piece. Beautifully done :)
Voldie's Minions by naadi ( PG | Photoshop ) 14-Nov-2015
From the prompt: Up to the artist. I just want to see Harry and Draco as any Minion character of your choice.
OMG, I straight up love this to pieces! It's so cute and hilarious and manages to be the Despicable Me/Harry Potter fusion I didn't even know I needed ♥
I love how well the artist captured the look and spirit of the Minions (ooopsies? - ha!) and I love that they gave them all the necessary characteristics to make them recognizably Harry and Draco as well. Kudos to the mystery artist!




Note: Artists are still anonymous. Names will be added after reveals.
(reposted to tumblr)
 
 
snowgall
20 November 2015 @ 06:15 pm
REMINDER:

Sign-ups for Volume 8.0 of the Harry/Draco
Remix Challenge will close tonight at midnight!*


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Art by 8c. ♥

*That's midnight wherever you live. If it's still November 20 somewhere in the world, you're good :)



Rules
Sign up post


Timeline:
  • Sign Ups Open: 11 – 20 November 2015
  • Submissions due: 21 February 2016
  • Posting starts: 4 March 2016
 
 
 
snowgall
Sign-ups for Volume 8.0 of the Harry/Draco
Remix Challenge are now open!

Sign-ups will stay open until November 20.


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Art by 8c. ♥


Rules
Sign up post


Timeline:
  • Sign Ups Open: 11 – 20 November 2015
  • Old Format Assignments Sent Out: 25 November 2015
  • New Format Title and Permission to Remix due: 25 November 2015
  • Submissions due: 21 February 2016
  • Posting starts: 4 March 2016
  • Posting ends: when we run out of submissions


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snowgall
01 November 2015 @ 10:00 am
The hd_fan_fair fest has just ended, and I was really impressed by the overall quality of the fics! I enjoyed reading all of them, but these were my favorites:



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P.S. If you missed it, I posted a great-big wrap-up post yesterday of all of my 31 (!!!) Rectober posts, which amounted to 157 different fics. Check it out!
 
 
 
snowgall
31 October 2015 @ 08:10 am
Omigod, I'm so exhausted! Why did I ever decide to try to post recs every day all through rectober? What was I thinking? I may need to go on semi-hiatus after this!

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List of my rectober 2015 posts (in order of posting):
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Total number of recs:
    157 different fics by 84 different authors
    14 pieces of art by 13 different artists



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And yet somehow there are still tons of fics I wanted to rec but wasn't able to fit into the various themes. There are so many good fics! I will do more, but not just yet. I do have a set of Christmas-themed recs that I'm planning for December, but that (and fest recs) may be it for a while :)

If my posts led you to any new fics you enjoyed, I'd love to know!




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snowgall
31 October 2015 @ 08:00 am
I thought I'd finish up rectober with a set of my favorite fics involving time travel, in keeping with the amazing favicon Tea and No Sympathy which I recced yesterday.

(I'm going to be posting a rectober wrap-up post in just a little bit too.)



Time-traveler!Harry
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Time-traveler!Draco
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