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08 January 2016 @ 20:11
I have been making my way through hd_erised and have decided I ought to share my favourites thus far.

Nightfall by femmequixotic and noeon
Summary: A hideously mauled corpse is found sprawled across the paving stones of Brick Lane in the East End of London. Inspector Harry Potter--widely believed to be the lead candidate for next Deputy Head Auror--is called in to investigate a possible magical crime. To make matters worse, his occasional lover and former school-nemesis, Viscount Draco Malfoy, now billing himself as a consulting criminologist, shows up at the crime scene to aid in the investigation of the suspicious death.

This is my absolute favourite so far and it was totally worth losing a night of sleep over. I'm probably biased because I've never NOT adored anything Femme and Noe have written and sometimes I think I have a panel of buttons on my brain that they have the user manual for. From the moment I read the summary, I suspected it was their fic and after a few paragraphs I was completely convinced. It's long as hell but if you read only one fic from this fest, make it this one. Edwardian England! Werewolves! Bonding! Knotting! Aurors! Secret Liaisons! Secret Societies! Suffragettes! It has it all. ♥

A Convenient Impracticality by firethesound
Summary: Summary: Somehow Harry ends up agreeing to a fake relationship with his ex-nemesis-turned-friendly-acquaintance-with-benefits, except for some reason it involves an awful lot of actual dating and, sadly, not much sex. Confused? Harry is too, but when has anything with Draco Malfoy ever been as straightforward as it seems?

I'm a sucker for friends-to-lovers and pining and fake-dating-becomes-real-dating tropes.

Dashing Heroics by lokifan
Summary: Harry loves being an Auror. He loves it less when the Aurors start taking on the trainees for a few weeks of on-the-job training. As it turns out, Malfoy wants to be an Auror too.

I'm a sucker for Auror!fic and H/D overcoming their differences through snark.

I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor by birdsofshore
Summary: Harry felt lit up from inside as soon as he entered the bar. There were blokes dancing together, their bodies close to one another, not keeping a wary distance as Harry was always careful to do when he was near another man. God, he wanted this – wanted it so much he could taste it, a metallic tang of heat and desire. He suspected nothing would ever be the same again – especially when he saw who else was in the room.

I like discovering-his-sexuality!Harry and confident!Draco.

Dear Uncle Plume by eidheann_writes
Summary: Life after war is nothing like Draco expected. He only hopes he'll survive it. Especially when his friends are less than sympathetic.

Secret friends-with-benefits relationships, accidental mpreg, enemies-to-friends-to-lovers and Draco as an agony aunt? Yes please.

In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning by sassy_cissa
Summary:Fourteen years ago Harry and Draco had one night together. It takes a stunt from Scorpius to bring them back together.

Sweet pining and misunderstandings and snotty little kids and awesome!Pansy.

There are still several I need to get through, but these were a nice reintroduction into H/D fic. Enjoy!

I'm off to an indie gig with a few friends. I hope you all have a smashing Friday night.
06 January 2016 @ 12:56
Harry traced his finger along one of the lines, until it could go no further. “Walthamstow Central. How do you even say that?”

“Wall-tham-stow, I think. I don't know. What's in Walthamstow, anyway?”

“No idea. Have you been there?”

“No, but if you like going places we can't even pronounce, it's perfect.”

- I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor by Anonymous hd_erised 2015.

When you're reading a fic and Harry Potter takes Draco Malfoy to your old Tube stop while quoting One Direction songs.
05 January 2016 @ 12:34
I'm already terrible at blogging every day, although I've been on Tumblr so that counts? :\

Heading back to Ottawa in a few. Just waiting on my friend to pick me up. Have a travel mug full of tea and way too much stuff. My parents bought me a new spice rack and an itty-bitty vacuum for Christmas (lol you know you're getting old when) plus I have a little weekend duffle full of other gifts, and a massive suitcase of clothes and boots. A bit ridiculous and Ben is going to laugh at me.

Found out last night that we were leaving today instead of tomorrow, so it was hectic. Managed a chiro appointment yesterday, though, so my back is at least back in alignment for me to get back into being active. If anyone's in Ottawa, send me a message!

Things I found interesting/funny yesterday:
- Apparently there's a new blogging platform being developed by fans for fans. It's called Pillowfort.io and the developers say they're going to (try to) make it the best possible mashup of LJ and Tumblr. INTRIGUING.
- Daisy Ridley and John Boyega are the cutest bff's.
- Star Wars TFA fandom is awesome and hilarious.
- I love Daisy Ridley.
- TBT: Louis Tomlinson is everything.
- National Geographic posted its list of Top Ocean Conservation Wins of 2015.

I'll post again this evening when I'm back at my flat. I have a MILLION fanfic tabs open and a BILLION favourited. I plan to just turn them into a rec list so I don't have to have so many favourites folders!