What follows is a list of my picks for the best Drarry fanfiction of 2012
(23 fics, sorted by date published)
Updated February 10, 2016
Note: There are so many lists of favorite Harry/Draco fanfiction, but I wanted to do 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.
- Best of 2015
- Best of 2014
- Best of 2013
- Best of 2012
- Best of 2011
- Best of 2010
- Best of 2009
- Best of 2007-8
- Why am I making these lists?
|Title||Author||Rated||Length||Original Post||Pub Date|
|Discretion is Key||thusspakekate||NC-17||14,000||hp-intoxicated||23-Jan-2012|
(sequel to Anyone for Scrabble? 2011)
|Ask Me a Question||beckybrit||NC-17||7,200||livejournal||1-Mar-2012|
|I'll Show You More
(remix of I'll Show You Mine 2010)
|Three Little Words||ad_libitum||R||450||hd-writers||13-Mar-2012|
|The Veela Codec||curiouslyfic||PG||3,000||hd-remix||20-Mar-2012|
|Salt on the Western Wind||saras_girl||R||60,500||hd-smoochfest||31-May-2012|
|You're My Exception||treacle_tartlet||R||6,000||hd-smoochfest||21-Jun-2012|
|My Own Worst Enemy||dysonrules||NC-17||22,000||hd-smoochfest||29-Jun-2012|
|Not Your Face||khasael||R||26,000||hd-smoochfest||29-Jun-2012|
|Storm in a Teacup||faithwood||NC-17||8,400||serpentinelion||11-Aug-2012|
|Harry Potter and the Alpha-Omega Bond||Becstar7||NC-17||20,200||hexfiles||22-Sep-2012|
|This Charming Man||thusspakekate||NC-17||41,000||hd-fan-fair||4-Oct-2012|
|Unhook the Stars||jad||NC-17||62,500||hp-sexstars||2-Nov-2012|
| Turnbout Is Fair Play
(Sequel to How to Handle an Enemy 2008)
|After Hours at the Ministry of Magic||birdsofshore||NC-17||11,500||mini-fest||7-Dec-2012|
- 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 25 or less. (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.