December 31st, 2010

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HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, MEGYAL!

Artist: reira_21
Recipient: megyal
Title: Your hair is bare live wire
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: They needed a hollow.
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): Tongue, nudity.
Epilogue compliant? Not really.
Artist's Notes: Dear megyal, I'm sorry this fanart turned out much more surreal than I originally intended. I'm not a poetry expert, so I used lyrics from the song On the bus mall by The Decemberist, which is very poetic in my opinion. Oh, and Draco is taller than Harry. :) Dear viewers, don't worry if you don't understand what's going on. This fanart is not about a story, it's about a bond between Harry and Draco that's never going to be broken.



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HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, MUSAMIHI!

Author: femmequixotic
Recipient: musamihi
Title: As Souls From Bodies Steal
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, past Harry/Ginny, with appearances by Millicent, Blaise, Hermione, Narcissa and Andromeda
Summary: Hope may be found in the oddest of places, even in the bleakness of winter.
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): suicide of minor character, past non-con/rape
Epilogue compliant? semi-epilogue compliant (very semi)
Word Count: ~41,000 words
Author's Notes: Many huge thanks to the mods for their infinite, infinite patience with me, and great love to my betas J, W, N and C for their gracious help and brilliant suggestions. Also, I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to N, in particular, without whom this story could neither have been dragged across the finish line nor written at all, and to W who gave me the title. (And a tip of the hat to John Donne, from whence said title comes.) Happy holidays, musamihi!



( As Souls From Bodies Steal )
h/d falling asleep
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The beginning of the end!

Good morning, all! Well, it's morning for me anyway, so...

I just handed out the first of the remaining four gifts yet to post - sassy_cissa, nicevenn, and snarkyscorp, you have the patience of a saint for waiting this long to get your presents!

The remaining entries will arrive at 3pm and 9pm GMT -5 (double post of fic and art!)...at which point the mods will promptly collapse in a heap and likely sleep through all the New Year festivities.

For the love of all that is holy, please speak up if you've not received a gift and your name is not listed above! One year, we proved to be human and actually forgot somebody *weeps* and I've been paranoid ever since.

Enjoy what little remains of this year's fest!

taradiane
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HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, NICEVENN!

Author: faithwood
Recipient: nicevenn
Title: Bitter Honey, Green Night
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: Sometimes we want to be saved; sometimes we need to grow up.
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): Some angst, a few terrible jokes, too many mysterious plans, too much fermented honey, abuse of the colour green and gratuitous use of the colour orange. Also, I'm afraid I've kidnapped most of Draco's thoughts and I'm holding them for ransom.
Epilogue compliant? Not at all, definitely EWE. Though, some bits of interview canon are included.
Word Count: ~14,200
Author's Notes: Dear nicevenn, I'm afraid this is not as light as your prompts wished it to be. However, I happily respected your love of banter and Auror fics, and your dislike of stupid!Harry, excessive fluff and mushy dialogue. Sorry for making you click on a fic with such a vague title, summary and warnings, but I promise there's nothing scary behind the cut. I'm creating an air of mystery, you see. Thank you so much to [X] for her invaluable input and patience, and to [Y], who can have my firstborn if she wants, thank you for being the world's most wonderful beta. And my eternal gratitude to the awesome mods for being as understanding as they are.



( Bitter Honey, Green Night )
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HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, SASSY_CISSA!

Author: taradiane
Recipient: sassy_cissa
Title: Some Kind of Wonderful
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione (very far in the background), Draco/Astoria (past)
Summary: Harry is adrift without an anchor after the prophecy that shaped the first eighteen years of his life is fulfilled. Restless and bored, and wanting to stop Hermione from nagging him about wasted opportunities, he decides to spend his time volunteering at a Muggle homeless shelter...then along comes Malfoy, with an anchor of his own that he needs help carrying.
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): MPREG (but non-graphic, there is no girly!Draco or birthing through the mouth Hey, I read that in a fic once, I promise!), minor character death (happens offscreen), angst, UST-to-RST, major abuse to all laws of nature and mankind (ain't magic grand?), and some man-on-man mouth-on-bits action. There is also some frank discussion of a dysfunctional sexual relationship between a man and woman, if that bothers you. And, er, also blatant and obvious theft of a scene from Deathly Hallows part one - insincere apologies to Dan and Emma. There is also talk of miscarriage.
Epilogue compliant? A little bit yes, but mostly no. I took what I liked from the epilogue and threw away what didn't suit my story (99.9% of it).
Word Count: ~34,700
Author's Notes: OMGNO MPREG EVERYONE RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! Ahem. The mods have informed me that I have the only MPREG fic this year, so yay for individuality? One of the mods also tells me that you're quite fond of this genre, sassy_cissa, so I hope that I've managed to do it in a way that pleases you. :) If not, your fault for asking for it! I, too, am very particular about the MPREG that I prefer, and admit to shaping that part of the story in this very particular way. I do hope that you aren't the only one to read this because of that warning, because ultimately this is a story about how two people find their way through life - first separate, and then together, and how sharing it can allow 'some kind of wonderful' to shine through the banality of a mundane existence.

*Title shamelessly stolen not from the well-known 1960's tune of the same name, but from the 1980's movie (also of the same name). RIP John Hughes, I ♥ you.

Also, St. Mungo's is a real organisation located in London, and all of the locations are real. I know very little about how they run their organization, but instead took my own experiences of volunteering and inserted them. I mean absolutely no disrespect, but simply used the opportunity to raise awareness of a very real place that does very real hard work on behalf of those in need.


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( Some Kind of Wonderful )
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HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, SNARKYSCORP!

Artist: pink_mint
Recipient: snarkyscorp
Title Electrical Storm
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): Graphic nudity! :-D
Medium: Painter X
Artist’s Notes: Thank you to the most kind, accommodating mods. Merriest of Christmases, my sweet Snarky, and a happy New Year!!!




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IT'S ALL OVER!

I couldn't help myself! I posted the final two entries, taking pity on poor sassy_cissa and snarkyscorp for having waited oh so long...

And also you lot who want to go out and get hammered for the New Year.

BUT SERIOUSLY, LOOK AT THE FINAL PIECE OF ARTWORK BEFORE YOU GO. I AM WAITING FOR THE BIG COLLECTIVE GASP AS FANDOM CLICKS THE LJ CUT.

DO WE KNOW HOW TO CLOSE A FEST, OR DO WE KNOW HOW TO CLOSE A FEST? AMIRITE? HELLZ YEAH!

Cheers, everyone. Party responsibly and safely while you celebrate the coming New Year! I'm going to take a well-deserved nap now.

taradiane