December 31st, 2012

h/d love
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HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, CASSIE_BLACK12!

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 )
kiss & heart
  • hd_hols

HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, BLAMEBRAMPTON!

Artist: raitala
Recipient:blamebrampton
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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HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, HDWRITER!

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 )
thilia kiss
  • hd_hols

HAPPY H/D HOLIDAYS, TEALEAF523!

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
Dumbledore

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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  • hd_hols

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