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Multifandom pretend dating/relationship fest!

Comment memes are so much fun, and you should definitely go over to this one and leave some prompts - especially for rare pairs, because in multi-fandom fests, there's always such a good chance that nothing rare will be prompted... *le sigh*


PROMPTING IS OPEN FOR HPRAREFEST!!  I'm so excited about it!  Pop over there right now to leave some prompts for your favourite rare pair!
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Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them.
Done - ish.  Instead of introducing myself to people, I went around and left comments on fics by people I don't know. I love getting comments on fics from random strangers (especially older fics), so hopefully this made people happy :)

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.
Oh, this is a fun one! ♥

Personal Wishes
  • Transformative works based on anything I've written. Art, podfic, remixes, covers and banners... anything! I'd love anything!
  • Reviews and comments, especially on little-reviewed/little-commented works
  • Recs for Bellatrix/Lily smut... I can never seem to find any!
  • Someone other than me to write Lucius/Alice, Rodolphus/Rabastan, Rodolphus/Narcissa, Druella/Abraxas and/or Lucius/Peacock ;)
  • UNBELIEVABLE LEVELS OF PERSONAL FAME I mean what?
Fandom Wishes
  • A constant onslaught of fests, big bangs and exchanges! I can never have enough!
  • More love for rarer pairs. I'd like rare pair fests and comms to be more popular, and my biggest wish is for rare pairs to be prompted more in all-pairing fests (*sighs at all the Hermione and Harry and Snape and Draco and Weasleys*)
  • More love for Bellamort
  • More love for femmeslash
  • Are these unreasonable wishes?
  • People to continue writing Harry Potter fic, making communities, participating in fests, commenting, reccing and squeeing!

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[community profile] femmefest is an exchange fest for HP femmeslash pairings, and if you haven't already signed up, you should go do so right now!  Heck, even if you don't normally write femmeslash, now's a great opportunity to expand your horizons... the Harry Potter femmeslash community is always woefully small and woefully underrepresented!
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Cuts are not cooperating with me... I'm sorry :(

On the other hand: Card for [community profile] trope_bingo - what's not to be excited about? :)

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Day One

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

Right, well, first thing, digging through the obscene amount that I've written was definitely the fun part of this one. I tried very hard to narrow it down to three, but I couldn't, so you're actually getting seven. Sorry...

Anyhow, let's get started.

These are the five works that, if everything else about me was forgotten, I'd want to have people remember. These are five that, not only do I consider my more solid work, but that more or less span the range of what I write. If I wanted to give people a good idea of the sort of things I write, these would be what I'd think about.

1. Ghost of a Rose (Rabastan/Andromeda, Rabastan/Voldemort). Okay, funny thing about this one, it's actually a companion to a similar story called Autumn Sky that I wrote before, which I would have considered one of my defining works before I wrote this. At first, I didn't like how this was going at all, but it picked up momentum as I went. I consider this a bit of a bridge between Autumn Sky and Les Étrangers - a bridge between my older, relatively light, more action-focussed style and my newer, darker, more character/world-building-based style.

2. Darkest Romance (Bellatrix/Voldemort). No Gamma!list would be complete without Bellamort, after all. Darkest Romance is a drabble collection, which is a genre that I have a beautiful love-hate relationship with on account of loving drabbles but rarely having the patience to finish collections. Darkest Romance isn't anything new or innovative, I don't think, but it is pretty much the prototypical example of Bellamort.

3. Roses Lie Waiting (Narcissa). This is where I started to get really quite morbid in my writing. Up until this point, I primarily wrote angsty but ultimately non-traumatizing stories about unpleasant moments in peoples' lives, and this remains one of the darkest things I've written, rivalled only by Cassiopeia's Asylum. Roses Lie Waiting was also the first time that I really started creating head!canon for the Black family that remained consistent for any period of time, and it irrevocably changed my opinion on Cygnus Black. *Shudders*

4. Fascination of the Darkest Kind (Lily Luna). I've gone on about this one before, so I'll be brief. This is where I started getting autobiographical, where I started exploring not only the twisted psyches of my characters, but also of myself, taking my own thoughts, neuroses and obsessions to their logical conclusion at a level higher than what they'd reached in me. I'm working on a longer, more detailed version of this story, and if I was anywhere near done, I'd put it in this slot, but it's not, so.

5. Innocent (Luna). This also goes in the category of "feels like no one ever saw" :P This was rather experimental for me - I don't often write Luna's point of view (because DAMN, she's difficult), but the idea of writing Luna, not as the quirky, cheerful character she is in OotP and HBP, but more as a rather disturbed, socially isolated, emotionally undeveloped, slightly creepy character with a very poor grasp of how to interact with others (which, at times, she kind of is)... that appealed to me. I want to work with that character more, but Innocent was the reason I became interested in it in the first place.


Day Two
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

In the interest of fairness, of course, I've chosen to do five of these as well. These don't have any particular theme - they're just fanworks that I keep going back to over and over again.

1. Dancing in Snow (Luna). AAWWWWWW. LOOK AT LUNA AND HER LILAC CLOTHES AND HER HAT AND HER RADISH EARRINGS AND HER HAIR AND THE SNOWFLAKES AND JUST SQUEEEEEEEEE ♥ I can't even say anything coherent about this, it just makes me feel so happy and wintery and wanting of Luna's coat.

2. Pansy/Blaise and I'm not sure if this has a title. Delphine, darling, does it? *Ahem* Let me just make clear from the start that nearlyconscious is A FABULOUS ARTIST and everything she touches is gorgeous. I especially like this because it's also funny on so many different levels (which get progressively more wrong the longer you think about it, so that's always good!). Do check out her fanart tag and look at everything else too :)

3. Marked for Death (Death Eaters). It's a little disturbing to go back and read this now and realize how much this one story shaped me. I read it before I got into the fandom properly, when I was just dipping my toes in in secret and it... wow. Details about the characterization (Rabastan, most notably, but the other characters as well) were parts of my head!canon when I started writing, and they only became better-established as I went on. The world is fantastic, the characters are fantastic, and unlike most things in the "humour" category in ff.net, it's legitimately funny. I owe a lot to this story, and everyone should read it.

4. My Immortal by Zenia Wulfe (Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way). Okay, the first couple of videos in this series are... not so great, but then Zenia Wulfe hits her stride and these become ONE OF THE BEST ADAPTATIONS OF MY IMMORTAL THAT I'VE EVER SEEN. I consider My Immortal deeply hilarious, and the art going along with them is brilliant.

5. Rising Up (Draco/Luna). Hey, friends, do YOU like getting your heart torn out and stomped into the ground? Do you feel an urge to inject more heartbreak into your life? If so, you should read this. I won't go into too much detail for fear of spoiling it, but... tears were shed over this.
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Prompting has ended and the creating period has begun at [livejournal.com profile] lily_and_black, and if you've been feeling any sort of urge to create Lily/Black family-themed fanworks, you should definitely go check out the prompts. There were a lot of very interesting ones, and I can't write them all myself, so you should :)

Prompting has also begun at [livejournal.com profile] hp_getlucky! I'm still debating how and what to prompt - most pairings I like don't lend themselves spectacularly well to the theme of good luck, to be quite honest.  My version of "fluffy" is pretty much "less emotional abuse than usual".

all the comments (Harry) by evening12


[livejournal.com profile] all_the_squee is a new community, created by the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] smallbrownfrog with the purpose of promoting activity in the Harry Potter fandom. You can participate in [livejournal.com profile] all_the_squee by reccing and commenting on fanworks (there will be bingo cards coming soon, with squares that you can fill by doing a certain amount of commenting and/or reccing), and by offering custom challenges to celebrate specific aspects of the fandom (full details on that here). The bottom line is: You should participate in this community, because Gamma wants to see the Harry Potter fandom as full of activity as possible... and you want to make Gamma happy, don't you?

Finally, I'm creating accountability for myself by saying here that I'm going to do the fandom snowflake challenge ([community profile] snowflake_challenge ).  I would do day one tonight, but it's two in the morning and I'm half asleep, but stay tuned for that in the very near future.
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Hello everyone! I hope you all had a happy New Year ♥ My first day of 2013 was horribly marred by the worst menstrual cramps I've ever had in my life, but I suppose things could be worse... ah, well.

Also, I've made the default tiny icon for my journal a tiny little Bellatrix :) I would be using it as my own userhead, except that I don't think I can, either because I'm not paying for this account in any way at all, or because I'm not very bright. But yeah... you're all little Bellatrixes now.

I'm trying to resist the urge to do a gazillion memes in the new year because I actually want to do productive things instead... but...

2012 in Fandom Overview )

:D

Dec. 28th, 2012 08:54 pm
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YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THIS A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY FOR ME :)

First off, huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] icicle33, [livejournal.com profile] kitty_fic, [livejournal.com profile] evening12 and [livejournal.com profile] nearlyconsciousfor the v-gifts! And equally huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dexstarr, [livejournal.com profile] bellariddle, [livejournal.com profile] storminmay, [livejournal.com profile] y3llowdaisi3s and [livejournal.com profile] gothrockrulz for birthday wishes! I ♥ you all!


The Original Horcrux wrote me a Draco/Luna fic that I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow to read because I'm dying of tiredness, HedwigBlack wrote Rodolphus/Narcissa smut for me, and Someone aka Me continued her Rodolphus/Rabastan story :D BEST GIFTS EVER <333

Thank you ALL for making this such a wonderful year for me!

...and also here's a meme I snitched from [livejournal.com profile] flyingharmony

Pick one character from ANY fandom that I remind you of and comment to let me know! If you want to explain why, that's even better! And don't be afraid to be completely honest! I'm curious to see how others see me.


Answer as one last brief birthday gift for me? ;)
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Or... not quite all yet.

I have a few Christmas gifts still in the works, mostly because they ended up being harder/longer to write than I expected ;) I will be posting them in the evening of the 25th. So if you requested a gift from me and it's not here, don't worry, I haven't forgotten you! I promise!

Now, onto gifts!

Merry Christmas, philstar22!
Merry Christmas, evening12!
Merry Christmas, imera!
Merry Christmas, nearlyconscious!
Merry Christmas, kitty_fic!
Merry Christmas, flyingharmony!
Merry Christmas, y3llowdaisi3s!
Merry Christmas, hamimifk!
Merry Christmas, katelinmr!
Merry Christmas, doorway!
Merry Christmas, appleling!
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Or other holiday ♥

I love you allllll!!!
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Title: Lily's Christmas Present
Pairing: Draco/Lily Luna
Prompt: "Scorpius Malfoy/Lily Luna Potter, Draco Malfoy/Lily Luna Potter. Draco accidentally stumbles across his son and his sexy girlfriend, Lily, engaged in a little naughty Christmas fun in front of the tree at the Manor one night and can't stop watching. Little does he know, but Lily was aware of Draco's peeping. Can be as fluffy or dark as you want, author." on [livejournal.com profile] nextgen_mas
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2 500
Summary: Draco has plenty of reasons why he shouldn't want Lily Luna Potter – she's his son's girlfriend, and Harry's daughter besides. But that doesn't quite stop him…
Warnings: Sexual content. Cross-gen. Lily is of age, but just barely. Infidelity.

Lily's Christmas Present )
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Hi all! Today was my last day of school before the holiday break, so yay for that. *Relaxes onto bed*

I sent in [livejournal.com profile] yuletide last night and I'm consumed with anxiety that the recipient won't like it D:

I went out and bought nail polish for myself as a early auto-Christmas Present. L'oréal "Red Tote" (deep red) and Rimmel "Rags to Riches" (shimmery olive green). Pretty pretty.

I've already claimed my prompt for [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest and I'm in love with it ♥ (although, I was looking over the prompts just now, and I realized that I missed one with CBT as the kink and younger female Dom/older male sub as the pairing request and now I'm lamenting the loss of the chance to write Bellamort CBT... (maybe it'll still be free when I'm done with the one I have...?)

I've gone on about Rachel Macwhirter before, of course, and I'm about to go on about her again. The Experiment <--- this song is amazing and brilliant. Rachel Macwhirter deserves so much more attention than she's currently getting and YOU SHOULD JUST GO LISTEN TO THE SONG, ALL RIGHT? Listen to Fairytale too, it's giving me shivers.
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Title: Immorality
Pairing: Lily/Bellatrix
Prompt: [livejournal.com profile] interhouse_fest: Lily chooses to stand aside when the Dark Lord comes to kill her son, and instead of killing her, he brings her to his headquarters as a 'gift' for his most faithful servant.
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 2 300
Summary: Lily stood aside when the Dark Lord told her to. It was a mistake, and one that it would only be right for her to pay for.
Warnings: Psychological trauma, murder, captive situation, implied non-con, child death

Immorality )
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TItle: I Have Missed You
Pairing: Bellatrix/Voldemort
Prompt: Shotput, Round 3 - A 1 000 word fic about your OTP, in the 2012 Hogwarts Games
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1 000
Summary: After fourteen years in Azkaban, Bellatrix expects no more tenderness from the Dark Lord than she received before Azkaban.

I Have Missed You )
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...where you want to write things, but just can't muster up the passion to do it?

I have about ninety things I need to finish (*glances guiltily at pile of incomplete Christmas gift fics*) but I'm having trouble focussing.

I think part of my issue at the moment is that I'm making gifts for everyone, I don't want those gifts to suck, and a certain amount of everything I write must necessarily suck.

Does anyone want to throw some prompts/motivation/ideas at me? Either some general prompts to get me moving on the things I need to be finishing, or some pairing/prompt combinations that I can write practice drabbles for? You know, so that if I write something crappy, it's not someone's gift...

(PS, smutty ideas are the best kind ;) )
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[livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest
Prompt Submission: December 12-16 noon EST, 2012
Prompt Claiming/Sign-ups: December 20-31, 2012
Posting: begins January 31, 2013


I CANNOT EVEN EXPRESS HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THIS.
(I'm actually just generally in a really excitable mood at the moment...!)
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Title: Helping the Client
Pairing: Percy/Rodolphus
Prompt: "Twice a year, Percy Weasley takes two weeks' holiday from his job at the Ministry. But he doesn't go to Brixton or Paris or Rome as he pretends. No, Percy sells himself-expensively, very expensively-as a sub to the highest bidder. For two weeks, Percy satisfies his master's every need-and leaves with money enough to continue a life in relative luxury" at [livejournal.com profile] hp_sexstars
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3 700
Summary: Percy has tried to make the work he takes on outside the Ministry as clinical as he can manage. It’s so dreadfully inconvenient to become emotionally invested in the circumstances of a client.

Helping the Client )
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Hello everyone!  How are you?  Good?  Festive-feeling?  I'm festive-feeling.

I LOVE DECEMBER.  It's my favourite month.  I feel like there's just happiness in the air, even here, where the weather is absolutely miserable.  So you're all going to have to quietly sit through my Christmas/Holiday squee :)

Participate!
HEY HEY HEY GUYS.  You want to celebrate post-Christmas with Lily and the Blacks, right?  You want to go leave prompts for this fest, right?  You know you want to :D  Come on, I need you to help me get through January and February, which are my least favourite months...

Or if you don't want to celebrate with Lily and the Blacks, how about celebrating with Draco and Luna?


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I've extended the prompting period until the fifteenth, so you should pop on over and leave some Draco/Luna prompts :)  (Threesomes/moresomes are also allowed... *entices*)

Or how about being an elf and granting some wishes? [community profile] fandom_stocking is open, with wish lists from all sorts of people!  Comment to their posts with all sorts of festive goodness :)  PS: The Harry Potter tag is here.  PPS: My stocking is here ;)


Read!
[livejournal.com profile] mini_fest is posting, and I believe that certain people on my friends list have a) had awesome things posted on it already and/or b) are writing multiple things for it.  I'm setting aside time this weekend to go through and read everything, it's all so lovely.

[livejournal.com profile] nextgen_mas is also posting!  Try to guess which story I wrote ;)
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Title: Remind Me
Pairing: Rodolphus/Rabastan
Prompt: JoeCool989's birthday!  Rodolphus Lestrange and "He could practically taste the metallic tang of blood" on the Death Eater Multiple Round Competition 
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 800
Summary: It's been a long time since Rodolphus has seen anyone, spoken to anyone, touched anyone. 
Warnings: Incest

Remind Me )
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*Cough* Apologies for totally monopolizing your flist tonight :P I hope you don't hate me too much.

If it's any consolation, I come bearing tidings of a(nother) community!

High Stakes Word Wars


[livejournal.com profile] highstakes_ww is a word war community at heart, but it's so much more than that. Instead of just starting a war and writing - which, I've noticed from other word war comms, usually ends up giving most people about 500 words to 45 minutes - you have a word war, and the loser writes the winner a drabble.

Can I even begin to detail all the ways in which this is an awesome idea?

I'll admit that it seemed a touch counterproductive to me at first (the person having more trouble writing writes more? Hmm...), but it offers AMAZING incentive to write faster than whoever you're warring against.

The incomparable [livejournal.com profile] y3llowdaisi3s has already written me a story for it - it's here, and you should go read it so that you can see what sort of amazing prizes you can get by participating. WHAT MORE INCENTIVE COULD YOU POSSIBLY NEED?

High Stakes Word Wars
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[livejournal.com profile] writerverse is a writing-centred land comm. It runs in a relatively standard way: You get assigned to a team (poetry or prose; prose is the awesomest team because I'm on it ;) ), there are challenges of various sorts, you get points for completing challenges, and you get to practice your writing while you do it. What's not to love, right?

There's an awesome amount of variety in the challenges - there are "weekly quick fics", where you're given a list of prompts and have to incorporate at least one or two of them into a fic, there are specific challenges where you write, for example, different types of stories or poetry, nonfiction, or even do something other than just writing, like cartooning or outlining.

I definitely recommend checking it out if you're interested in improving your writing skills, meeting new awesome people, and generally having a good (word-filled!) time.
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