I can't believe the wait - and that it was worth it. Check it out.
Ok = so you could be reading this tonight. Don't waste your time doing anything else.
Also, I'm watching Parks and Recreation on Netflix tonight, and the quips/quotes need to be immortalized. So freaking funny.
Thank you, smirkingcat for requesting the podfic - I am so, so flattered and pleased!
And "word" to hd_owlpost comm. I remember the humble start of that comm and I think I participated, too, that year. What a great fest you have become. Good job mods.
I need some quick advice. I will be in London Heathrow for a 6 hour layover on Friday, starting in mid-afternoon. I'll be arriving from the US, and leaving for Africa.
Will I have time to actually go to London or to see anything? I would assume I'll only have about 3 free hours when you take into account getting back to Heathrow for the international flight out, and any customs stuff I might have to do. Also I expect to have my luggage with me, but maybe I'll check my small suitcase...
Any comments you might have, if you know anything about London, would be appreciated. I have never been anywhere near there before!
I haven't been around this year very much, and after 3 very active years in the fandom, mostly commenting on all the great fics around me, it's a big change. I miss writing, even though it wasn't much quantity or quality, it was something unique and creative in my life, and I loved it. I miss you all, too! My reasons for absence are twofold.
One, I'm busier than usual in real life with lots of work commitments, but also with a couple of challenging and fun activities in my spare time. That's a bit vague, and I'd like to share more than that, but TBH I have to stay anonymous on LJ, unfortunately.
Two, I admit to dabbling a bit, in what time I do have, in the Sherlock/John fandom. Harry and Draco will always be my OTP, but they are rather absorbing, and I need to read stuff that I can walk away from a bit more easily, and that doesn't make me stay up late, and want to read every single fic in the fests. I expect to be back to H/D at some point.
I miss you all and sometimes do poke my head in! Hope to talk to you all very soon.
Many thanks to the devoted fans who run the hpfanficpoll, and also to the banner-makers and artists. Isn't that Harry/Pansy below cute? (Harry is not in my story, but Pansy just might be the Girl.) Your effort is really above and beyond!
The final list of awards from the HP Fanfic Poll.
A Girl Can Dream at AO3
A Girl Can Dream at Livejournal hp_kinkfest
Title: Pink is the New Grey
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Warnings (Highlight to view):*[None.]*
Word Count 2800
Summary: It's hols at the Burrow, and nineteen year old Harry has Ron and wanking on the brain.
Hi kids - Happy New Year's Eve to you all! We are a couple hours away from midnight here on the left coast of the USA. My family is playing Mario Cart around me, and I'm linking to my hrholidays fic! (Thanks to the greatest mod - kedavranox!)
It's short and sweet and if you have half as much fun reading it as I did writing it, you will have a blast. I really should write more, there is nothing like it. Did you ever do that thing where you re-read your own stuff over and over just to live in that world again? Kind of embarrassing. I think this might be the first time that happened to me - and over a little bitty fic that is not even my OTP.
Anyhoo, I hope all your dreams come true in 2014!
THE HP FANFIC FAN POLL AWARDS - FALL-WINTER ROUND 2013
Rules, Timelines, and How to Nominate a Fic
To Make Nominations/Ask Questions: email@example.com
Nomination period: October 1st - October 28th, 2013
Voting period: November 1st - December 31st, 2013
Winners announced: by January 10th, 2014
Author/Artist LJ Name: geneva2010
Prompt Number: 62
Title: Exposure to Morning Light
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, implied Hermione/Ron
Summary: Harry's taken up photography. Landscapes are great, but his muse beckons.
Rating: R. Not explicit, damn it.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Epilogue compliant? 8th year fic with no Ginny in sight.
Word Count: 3,770
Author's Notes: Smooches to our super-patient, saintly mods. Thank you to steamyaffair, who helped me with this so much. She insists she's not a beta, but she was one to me! Thanks to sugareey for the inspiring prompt, and I hope you read this someday!!
Pairings: Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione
Word Count: 64,000/long
Warnings: minor OC death
Summary: Things seem to be going well for Draco Malfoy after the war. He's working as a professor at Hogwarts and makes the papers all the time for his charitable contribution to Muggle causes.But when Malfoy is rushed into St Mungos hospital for a psychotic break, Healer Harry Potter realizes that Malfoy's success is not all what it seems and sometimes luck can have more than one meaning.
Healer!Harry, PotionsAddict!Draco Theme: Luck
Author’s Notes: This fic was written for the HP_GetLucky Fest. Special thanks to Appleling for prompt and Amalin for being an excellent beta!
This author amazed me! The story mixes wonderful wit with true insight, and features the most wonderfully flawed, endearing Harry and Draco that I've read in ages. The other characters sing, and the detail and creativity will delight. Give this story a chance, you won't be sorry.
Title: A Girl Can Dream
Prompt Number: 175 submitted by thusspakekate
Kink Showcased: gangbang
Summary: Everyone's heard the whispers about the wild parties that go on in the Slytherin dungeon. What they don't realize, is how many of the rumors are true.
Warnings: group explicit sex, M/F and M/M, drug and alcohol use, drunken sex, exhibitionism and voyeurism, light spanking, double penetration, discussion of underage sex, a little bit of angst and a lot of dirty talk
Word Count: ~ 6,800
Author's Notes: Dear thusspakekate, your prompt set me on fire immediately. This ended up being a lot more orgy than gangbang; I hope it comes within shouting distance of your prompt.
Once again I'm very grateful to my beta for this story, paean_sf. She is a dream to work with, and I especially love when she tells me which parts suck. :-)
Link to story.
Title: Spanking Malfoy
Prompt Number: 184 submitted by geneva2010
Kink Showcased: Spanking
Pairing(s): Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Summary: Of course, nothing is simple with Draco Malfoy, and Harry wonders why he ever thought it would be.
Warnings/Content Notes: Mention of past corporal punishment
Word Count: ~ 6,500
( Excerpt below the cut, in case you are not already convinced... )
Title: Teach Me
Prompt Number: 305 submitted by kitty_fic
Kink Showcased: Nipple play
Summary: Teddy's tested and James is a total tempting tease.
Warnings: Excess fluff. Explicit M/M sexual activity.
Word Count: ~ 4,500
Call this "Teach Me I" because kitty_fic just posted a great Albus/James "Teach Me" to the last day of the kinkfest - yay!! Don't miss that one - it is yummy!
When he came back, James was sitting, shirtless and tense, on the edge of his bed. Teddy knelt down before him. He dispensed a dollop of potion on his fingertips, and reached over, raising an eyebrow to ask permission. James acquiesced with a stiff nod. Teddy was not above enjoying the moment as he touched James swollen nipple with two slick fingers.
Kink: Cock fetishization (size kink/large cocks; durable erection; very hard/rigid erection; trouser bulges)
One to three pairings: Harry/Draco; Al/Scorpius; James/Scorpius
Optional supplementary prompt: Malfoy (whichever flavour you like!) sees Potter (ditto!) get an accidental hard-on in public, and can’t help but notice that he’s huge. Malfoy plots a personal campaign to get Potter hard, and on show through his clothes, as much as possible. (Maybe at first Malfoy’s doing it partly to be mean and embarrass Potter, but soon he’s wanking to the thought of Potter’s cock; maybe Potter is embarrassed but gets his own back – eg – by wearing shorts without underwear and letting Malfoy sneak a peek.) By the end, Malfoy is gagging to get his hands, and mouth, on Potter’s massive schlong, to explore and worship it, and if he’s lucky Potter will let him.
submitted by: who_la_hoop
Here is the claiming post.
Anyhow, I hope many of you are planning to participate! I cannot tell you how many great prompts remain unselected. Seriously, seriously hot prompts. Here's a few:
Kink: Erotic letters
One to three pairings: Harry/Draco, Harry/Snape
Optional supplementary prompt: Harry (in his late teens/early twenties preferably) and his Slytherin partner are in an established relationship and are to be parted for a few weeks. They make a pact to exchange dirty letters via owl. Fantasies, promises for what A can expect on B’s return, A instructing B to do X to himself… it’s all good : )
submitted by: who_la_hoop
Epistolary with a porn twist! Who can resist that? who_la_hoop submitted four prompts that made my jaw drop they were so good. Seriously go check them out - someone needs to write all four of them, preferably with Harry/Draco, but I will not turn up my nose if other selections are made.
Kink:Listening to accounts of or observing sexual encounters of own partner with others
One to three pairings: Harry/Draco (bottom!Draco requirement)
Optional supplementary prompt:Harry likes to watch Draco have sex with others and/or listen to Draco recount his experiences with past partners - so that he can do the same thing to Draco right after. Something like sloppy seconds, or having the illusion of it. Would be even better if the other partners were people Harry knows.
Submitted by vlvtnightmare
And check out "Gregomulchia" kink by the same prompter #136 - hot!!
Many many more (322 to be exact) at the HP Kinkfest
AND AND one of my prompts has already been claimed and there will be spanking ::shivers with delight:: - Oh, yeah. You all need to claim a prompt a write a delicious ficlet. There are over 300 ideas over there.
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Prompt Submission: December 12-16 noon EST, 2012
Prompt Claiming/Sign-ups: December 20-31, 2012
Posting: begins January 31, 2013