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Admin notice: AO3 collections

*dusts off*

Some of you may have received AO3 notifications today regarding your fics that were used for hd_holidays. snowgall has taken on the task (her genius idea!) of trying to get the fest fics that are already on the archive into their respective annual collections. You are free to accept or decline, but just know your stories are not being altered in any way.....the fics are just being collated into an easy-to-find tag, basically.

That being said, for the years that the fest was not utilizing AO3, I highly encourage you to reproduce your wonderful stories and artwork over there! I am still paying the monthly cost of the domain/sub-domains/hosting and will continue to do so until, well, I die (LOL) - because I know they still get hits and it's a minimal cost to me. Our fandom has scattered far and wide, but if any of you are still in contact with former fandomers (or current ones who just don't use LJ anymore), feel free to spread the word!

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Master List for 2012 - the final year...

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Now you can all point out my mistakes, for there is always at least one.

I briefly entertained the thought of holding this list hostage until everyone who received a gift had commented on their entry, however, that's hardly fair to the 98% who did, so.... but really? C'mon guys. You know who you are. Something was created specifically for you, tailored to your likes and wants - please acknowledge it.

Thank you to everyone who has participated over the years - be it as artist, author, co-mod, proofreader, or reader/reviewer.

Everything will remain on the journal as is - nothing is going away. I have entertained the idea of cross-posting everything to Dreamwidth, which would be a rather large undertaking, but with LJ being....well, LJ, it's something that I am seriously considering.

That's it, folks. It's been grand.

taradiane & dysonrules


I can see that as reveals day draws near (tomorrow!) that folks are catching up on are still coming into our email at a pretty steady clip.

Please make sure that you have acknowledged your gift! Don't be that person.

I will post the master list on Monday evening, at which point all participants are free to cross-post and upload to archives. Artists, if you would like your pieces to be re-uploaded with your signature, please email them to the mod account.

*prostrates self at fandom's feet*

So. I fucked up. I fucked up pretty big. And I come asking for help to make things right.

annafugazzi participated in this year's fest, and did not get a gift. Her original gifter dropped out, and in the sea of dropouts we had this year, I overlooked her on the list of people who needed a replacement gift...and didn't find out until yesterday. In all of my spreadsheets and triple-checking that everyone who submitted got on the schedule, it didn't occur to me that I would forget or overlook something so important.

annafugazzi insists that she does not need anything. I, however, cannot accept that. I feel about two inches tall at the moment at committing such a major cock-up, and am asking for help in making things right.

You all know annafugazzi, yes? Author of one of the H/D classics, Bond? A fic that is a staple in H/D fandom? Not to mention Volunteers, Ember to Ember, & And I'll Tell You No Lies? Of course you all know her. I cannot let her go without a gift, no matter how late.

I'm BEGGING asking those who are so inclined to write or draw a little something (<--- link to her sign-up) for our annafugazzi that she would like, and drop it in comments below between now and reveals day on the 14th. A drabble, a ficlet, a doodle, a fanvid...anything and everything. I'm working on something myself, but in my insanely limited time right now I know it will not even come close to being enough, ergo I come to you, my fellow creators.

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Thank you!

So that's that. The final year done.

Thank you to all of the participants who came through for us, and especially to those of you who filled in for those who either disappeared or had to drop out - amorette, raitala, dysonrules, oldenuf2nb, jad, and stellamoon.

This was an especially challenging year for several reasons, but all of you who were affected were wonderfully flexible, and for that I cannot thank you enough. You know who you are.

Reveals will be on January 14th. Please use this two weeks when everyone is still anonymous to catch up on reading and commenting now that the holidays are over!

Cheers - and have a happy and safe New Year!

taradiane and dysonrules
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Mod Note: This is the final submission being posted to this comm. I cannot think of a better send-off to say goodbye to the fest. I adore this artist who has participated for so many years, and this is easily one of my favourite submissions throughout our entire run. I hope you all love it as much as I do. -- taradiane

Artist: misterwalnut
Recipient: tealeaf523
Title: In the Garden of Erised
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: "Yes and no. It shows us nothing more or less than
the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts." --Albus

Rating: PG
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property
of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement
is intended.
Warning(s): none
Artist's Notes: Happy holidays, tealeaf523! :)

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Author: icmezzo
Recipient: hdwriter
Title: The Shoemaker and the Elves
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: Draco makes shoes. Or, well, at least he would have done, except they started making themselves, and really, that was quite odd, if he thought about it.
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): None.
Epilogue compliant? Not in the least.
Word Count: ~14.5k
Author's Notes: Thanks to the mods for the countless hours they spend bringing this fest to life year after year. (And thanks for the gracious extension!)

Thanks also to my prereaders, beta, and Brit-picker. You are a talented group of women and I'd be a complete mess without you.

And now, Dear hdwriter, I hope you enjoy this rendition of a little holiday tale, which was first spun long ago by the timeless Brothers Grimm...

( The Shoemaker and the Elves )
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Artist: raitala
Title: Hints are for Schoolboys
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: Cold and rainy London: a warm embrace.
Rating: G
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): None
Epilogue compliant? No. Post-war EWE
Artist's Notes: Hi darling, ain't I just the sneakiest! I hope you like it ;)
Huge, huge thanks to taradiane and dysonrules for accommodating this wheeze of mine and for all the care they have lavished on this fest!

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Author: blamebrampton
Recipient: cassie_black12
Title: A Young Radical’s Guide to Love
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione, Luna/Neville, Ginny/Dean, George/Angelina
Summary: Memories of the war are still fresh, which is all the excuse Decent People need to do appalling things. In this quietly waged conflict, Draco Malfoy is happy to be on the right side of things for once, and even happier to find he’s not alone.
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): None
Epilogue compliant? No. Set shortly after the end of the Second Voldemort War.
Word Count: 66,000
Author's Notes: It is not possible that there has ever been a fest with better mods than this one. Many thanks for your years of hard work and I hope that next Christmas you are beset only by vouchers for foot massages delivered by people of your choice of gender with the physiques of Olympic divers. *Mod taradiane would be content with Tom Hiddleston dropping by for tea and conversation. Mod dysonrules will take the aforementioned Olympic divers, but would request that they wear hoodies. Only hoodies.

cassie_black12, you have always been such a stalwart bastion of kindness and enthusiasm in fandom. Thank you! This is less one of your prompts than two of them smooshed together with bits of the third sprinkled. I should have stopped reading at the first one!
Thanks, also, to my beta J, who is the patientest and kindest! Truly a gem! And also to R for her spot-on points of ‘More here!’ and her advice and criticism, which was as incisive and invaluable as ever (as well allowing me to shamelessly steal a couple of her lines), and to T, T and L for their shouting at me to finish. All remaining mistakes are my own fault entirely.

And for the trainspotters amongst us, this story is set in 2000, during the St Pancras Upgrade, while the Eurostar was still leaving from Waterloo International, which is nowhere near as sexy as the new station!

( A Young Radical’s Guide to Love )