In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs.
It's still January 7th in some parts of the world, isn't there??
This challenge was hard! I love so many different things and I'm of the opinion that most tropes can be done well. A really well-written fic can make me enjoy scenarioes I didn't think I would.
And since it says "More than one is okay", I'm going for two examples :)
* Marauders non-magical AUs (especially Remus/Sirius) (- or AUs where they survive the war and live in the Muggle world). There's just something about these characters that makes them fit so naturally into Muggle settings. I'm not especially drawn to non-magical AUs when it comes to other pairings, and I'd probably be a bit sceptical about a non-magical AU where for instance Snape and McGonagall were the main characters. I get why a lot of people aren't into Muggle AUs, as the whole magical HP universe is so important in this fandom. And yet, quite a few of my favourite R/S stories are non-magical.
I love a lot of canon compliant Marauder fics, but I also love seeing these characters in settings where the war doesn't define their lives as it does in canon.
Choosing one rec is almost impossible, but here's one that I recently re-read and enjoyed a lot:
The Nothern Line by ceredwensirius
Word Count: ~25,000
Summary: Every morning before work, Sirius dodges his mother's barbs, runs the family business, sorts his brother's blunders, and trades insults with his best friend. He also falls in love.
* Down-on-his-luck!Draco or otherwise struggling Draco that remains very much Draco. I'm not really sure what this says about me, but there's just something about a struggling Draco who's still more than able to be snarky and sarcastic. I enjoy a lot of different Dracos, but this is one of my favourites.
One of many fics I love:
One Thousand Bars by anonymous at hd_erised
Word Count: ~19,000
Content/Enticements: Saving People Thing!Harry, Draco in Azkaban, immediately post-war. Other characters: Hermione/Ron, Ginny/Dean, Neville/Hannah, Narcissa Malfoy, OMCs, Kreacher, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Weasleys, Andromeda Tonks
Summary: And I will hold on hope / And I won't let you choke / On the noose around your neck / And I'll find strength in pain / And I will change my ways / I'll know my name as it's called again
I could easily name a lot more tropes and motives that I love, this almost felt like having to choose between beloved friends ♥