tfw you've been a harry potter fan for two decades and a fic-obsessed fangirl for one, and now it's 2016 and you suddenly discover Harry/Draco fic like it's 2002 up in here. yeah, idk either. partly to do with Carry On, and partly to do with someone reccing an astolat H/D fic on my twitter feed, and suddenly I'm knee-deep in novel length fic. it's been a WHILE since I read any fic, and QUITE a while since I read more than one fic in a week never mind day, so this is strange on a lot of fronts. Hey Ho, guess I'm in HP fandom now?
jk jk i don't really consider myself IN a fandom until i'm writing it, and i don't see myself writing H/D but if I have learned one thing in fandom it's never say never.
In the spirit of the book posts I've been doing, I thought I would do a fic roundup type of thing too. Timeshare
I've never been one for hate sex or enemy sex or whatever I always thought H/D would have to be, but then something just WORKED about it. idk. yay, bonded tropes? :DReparatio
and here we have pretend dating trope! also not a thing that usually turns my crank, except for those times it REALLY REALLY REALLY does. let's add this one to the list.House Proud
this one delighted me because my favourite characters in Harry Potter were always the settings, and this is so very about Grimmauld place, but also a;slkdfsdfj by now I've started getting alarmingly into Harry/Draco, so. punch-drunk fingerprints
this was less than 2k, but was cute, and made me realize, yes, I am here for this pairing, damn it.A Private Reason for This
omg. because I am an old, I never got to read about the HP characters like they were my peers, but this is set when they are all in their early 40s, and there was something INCREDIBLY powerful about that to me. It made me so happy. Also, much to my surprise given how much I love HS AUs of things, I really loved reading about them grown up and really over all that teen angst stuff. Plus, the melding of modern british policing practice and magical culture made me happy as someone who's read hundreds of police procedurals. So good.Transfigurations
I've been seeing people talk about this as one of the classic H/D fics for a few years now, and always was like, yeah, whatever, okay, because no interest whatsoever
in H/D fic, but then when I admitted to my tlist that I was looking for H/D a few people fell over themselves linking me. and YES. IT WAS REALLY GREAT. At first I struggled a little bit with the fact that it was AU from canon, even though I had been warned right there in the header that it was written before Order of the Phoenix came out, but it wasn't too long before I stopped caring about that, and just got REALLY INTO IT. I can see why it's so beloved. Tea and No Sympathy
lol more tropes I don't usually care about! this time groundhog day/time loop. but OMG THIS WAS SO GREAT. Draco being just SO PAINFULLY EXCRUCIATINGLY IN LOVE with Harry, and not being able to do FEELINGS, and as he lived the day over and over falling more and more in love, and Harry DIDN'T KNOW again the next day, and a;sldkfja;lsdkfj;asdlk rolling around in feels.
and then just TODAY Stately Homes of Wiltshire
by waspabi went up.
or, well, the first chapter. which I didn't realize until I was getting to the bottom of the scroll bar and we were NOWHERE NEAR any kind of resolution, and I looked and saw it was 1/6. BUT ANYHOO. so far so great, and I look forward to more!
next up on my kindle is Reparations
and the sequel Foundations
and then all the other 11 parts that come after. Everyone is very excited for me to read this (or everyone who is excited that I'm reading H/D fic in this year of our lorde 2016, which is probably a limited definition of everyone) so I'll let you know how it goes!