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Reminder: Sign-ups for the 2018 HD-Remix Fest are open through Sunday!

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:

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Promotion: Sign-ups for the 2018 HD-Remix Fest are now Open!

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:

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Rec List: Harry/Draco in Sentient Magical Homes

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 [ 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:
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I just signed up for LDWS!

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!
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Fest Recs from HD-Remix 2017

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)
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Fic: Bite Your Tongue, Draco/Harry, R

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.
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Nerdy linguistics discussion on tumblr

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 :)
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Fic recs from HD Owlpost 2016

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.
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Last Chance: HD-Remix Sign-ups close tonight!

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! :)