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I've got the best gifts! <3

The holiday fests have, for the most part, come and gone, and I'm so thrilled by all the wonderful gifts I was so lucky to receive!

First, I got wonderful, wonderful art by citrus_lime for hd_erised
I was so surprised and happy when I saw this, because I hadn't really expected to get an Erised gift as a pinch hitter. And what an amazing gift it is! It's a perfect "lazy morning (with lazy sex)" scene, so warm and sexy and full of love between Harry and Draco, and I love this to tiny little pieces ♥
Late by citrus_lime
Rating: Hard R
Summary: You're naked, I'm naked. We're both late to work. Let's have another round?

My gift at this year's rs_small_gifts was an amazing get-together fic with two of my favourite wizards. This fic is sweet, funny, hot and it's full of wonderful Marauder-era warmth and excitement. It's a fic that makes me so happy, and I adore it ♥
An Occasion for Firewhiskey by hastendown
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 1700
Summary: “Say, gentlemen. Whatever where you doing in the middle of the fourth floor corridor at this hour?”

And then my owl came flying with gifts from hd_owlpost.
I got the best gifts, so diverse, and so wonderful.

fantasyfiend09 gave me beta reading, and I can now reveal that she beta read my fic for hd_erised, doing an absolutely wonderful job with it! Thank you so much ♥

create_serenity gave me podfic, and I love it so much! I've never had someone creating a podfic for anything I've written before, and it was such a thrill hearing it. I adore the new layers that create_serenity added and the new life that came to the words, it was almost like I had never read (let alone written) these words before. Lovely! ♥
The Journey
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Three relationships in three hundred words.
Pairings: Harry/Draco, Draco/Astoria, Harry/Ginny
Link to fic

And finally, I got an adorable fic by currently anon, where Harry and Draco bump into each other at various weddings. This fic gave me such happy feels. It's so much fun, and it's all kinds of sweet and absolutely lovely in every way!
Four Wedding and a Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake
Rating: Soft M
Word Count: 4,000
Summary: It takes four weddings and a triple chocolate fudge cake for Harry and Draco to get there, but they do. In the end. Finally.

Thank you so much to everyone - your gifts have given me so much joy, and I really appreciate it! I love them all ♥ ♥ ♥
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Fic: This Is How It Happened (Harry/Draco)

Title: This Is How It Happened
Author: huldrejenta
Characters & Pairings: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter (past Harry/Ginny and Draco/Astoria)
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~ 2.600
Summary: Having met each other again in an unconventional setting, Harry and Draco begin an unconventional relationship. Now Harry is faced with a challenge he isn't looking forward to: telling his friends. Some rehearsing might be a good idea.
Notes: Written for the 2015 hd_fan_fair.
This fic caused me a lot more trouble than what's reasonable for a little story like this. Maybe it was writing from Harry's POV and finding his voice, which I've never done before. But thanks to the thoughtful comments by beta reader extraordinaire gilpin25 I think it turned out okay in the end.

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Recs From RS Games, Part 2

I'm slowly catching up on rs_games, and I'm thoroughly enjoying myself while doing so. So many wonderful entries! I have still some entries to read and view (and listen to, yay), so I'll probably wrap up with one more rec post.
There's still a few days left to vote, and commenting will remain open ♥

Some of my favourites below the cut :)

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Drabbles for Shimotsuki (and Sirius :)) - "Celebrating with Family"

Characters: Sirius Black, Walburga Black, James Potter
Rating: G
Word Count: 2 x 100
Summary: Sirius celebrates his birthday with his family. Twice.
Notes: Let's try this again, shall we? ;))
Happy (belated) Birthday, dear shimotsuki! I hope your day was full of wonderful things (and much more similar to Sirius' birthday in the second drabble than the first one :)) ♥

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Rectober # 3: Stories that started it

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One of the great things in fandom is to discover something new - a new fandom to dive into, a new writer to explore, or a new pairing to immerse yourself in.
Sometimes it happens over time, but sometimes, it's a specific story or artwork that makes me go, "Oh yes,this makes so much sense, I love this and now I totally want to read more of it!"

This rectober entry is about some of those stories for me, the ones that made me fall in love with a character or a pairing I might've liked before, but not necessarily been in love with. It is not, by any means, a complete list of pairings that I like, but pairings where I can say, yes, that story truly convinced me.

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Fic: Beyond Dreams (Harry/Draco)

Title: Beyond Dreams
Author: huldrejenta
Characters & Pairings: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter
Rating: G
Word Count: 1050
Summary: Fighting for the Snitch can sometimes be more than they ever imagined.
Notes: Written for hp_silencio 2015.
I had such a good time writing this :)
Many thanks to twistedm for beta reading!

Link to HP_Silencio

Link to AO3

Rectober # 1: HP Silencio Recs

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It's Rectober time :D Thank you, birdsofshore, for organizing yet again! *hugs*

For my first post, I'm reccing from one of my favourite fests: hp_silencio - it always gives us atmospheric, evocative and beautiful stories that are a joy to read. It's definitely worth to check out :)
Some of my favourites from this year's fest:

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