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Title: Because You Already Voided the Warranty, So You Might As Well Make It Worse
Author: [personal profile] gracerene
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~3,450
Content/Warnings: Auror Partners, sex toys, mild D/s, banter, light bondage, blow jobs, facials, desk!sex, office!sex
Summary: Being a Junior Auror means getting stuck with all the crap assignments, but in this instance, it just might have worked out in Harry's favour.
Notes: Happy Birthday [personal profile] blithelybonny! You are such a delight, and it was wonderous getting to hang out with you earlier this year IRL. It took me awhile to figure out what direction I wanted to go with your prompt, and I hope you enjoy what I came up with. Wishing you a fabulous day and an even better year! <3

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a day most deviant

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:33 am
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The always lovely [personal profile] alisanne post some DD ruminations which totally inspired me to take a think on my own participation in the [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant community.

I haven't been a member for all that long now--I officially joined in January 2016--and when I was invited, I told myself that, for as long as I could, I would try and write a different pairing every month (and for the major anon fests). So far, I'm mostly kept that promise. Technically, this past month, I had a repeat pairing with James Sirius/Teddy, but considering the fic also included H/D, I'm considering it different enough to count. ;)

Part of what I LOVE about [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant is the opportunity for me to really stretch my writing muscles. I try and use the space to really push myself and try out different pairings and kinks (of course) but also new styles or POVs or genres. I thought I'd list out some of my "firsts" below. :D

(also, be warned that all of the fics below are explicit, and most of them have additional warnings. some may also be locked on AO3 to those who have accounts, depending on content. read at your own risk!)

First time writing a pairing featuring an inanimate object: Take a Little Ride (Sirius/Motorcycle)

First time writing a threesome: Give In, Don't Fight It (Albus/James/Teddy)

First time writing femslash that wasn't just a PWP: the thrill of under you me (Cho/Lily Luna)

First time writing outsider (and child) POV: In Plain Sight (Ron/Victoire, POV Hugo)

First time writing in first person: Drunk on the Scent of Your Skin (Draco/Remus)

First time writing creature!fic: Bite to Break Skin (Draco/Theo)

First time writing about two main pairings and with more than two POVs in the same fic: Switch (James Sirius/Teddy and Draco/Harry) [not yet on AO3]

Woo! That was fun. I just love this comm SO MUCH! I was working on my contribution for August yesterday and I am feeling pretty excited about it. :)

WIP Wednesday

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:28 am
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...on Thursday. And this'll probably be my last wordcount post for a little while, because Life Stuff. Oh, Life Stuff. I am ready for you to be finished.

New words this week : 384 words and my July wordcount goal is met with 1814 / 1000. I upped that to 2500 words last week, knowing that'd be a stretch, and yep, not going to make it. I would like to break 2k, though, but this afternoon is basically all the writing time I'll have in the near future, so. Maybe?

WIPs worked on this week : 2, no new WIPs (yay!)

HP
You Believe in Love, I Believe in Fate aka Erised attempt #1 from 2015 : 51 words bringing the total up to 19179. Used this as a warm-up again.

pwp take 2 : 333 words which brings the total to 1377 words, and there is a blowjob-in-progress. Smut is progressing! Maybe I will finish this thing sometime this year!


July Reading : As of yesterday, I'm up to 1,405,642 and I'm quitting there because I know that's not an accurate number and it bothers me. I've started to do a lot of comfort reading, where I go back to fics I've read and loved and then skip through to read my favorite bits of them. I estimated as best I could, but it's impossible to get an accurate number anymore. I might try tracking this again in a different calmer month.
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I LOVE this fest! I have a not-so-secret love of creature!fic and this fest is the perfect place to get my fix. Not to mention, the fest is open pairing, so while there are plenty of H/D options for the Drarry lovers, there are also a ton of other intriguing pairings to explore. If you have a creature-related plot bunny, you should stop by the prompting post. You don't have to participate to prompt, and the more prompts, the better, in my book!



PROMPTING IS NOW OPEN @ [community profile] hp_creatures
HALLOWEEN FEST 2017


Prompt post: LJ | DW

Six prompts per user!
All prompts with creatures, all genres, all pairings!

WIP Wednesday

Jul. 12th, 2017 10:52 am
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July is another busy, stressful month, but this past week has been a little bit of a lull and I've been trying to take advantage of that before things get hectic again. I got in a couple of afternoons of words, and am feeling really good about my progress!

New words this week : 1366 words and that means my July wordcount goal is met with 1430 / 1000. And I know that I set a very low goal to begin with, but wow does it feel good to have accomplished that! Upping my July goal to 2500, even though I think that's a bit beyond what I'll be able to get done.

WIPs worked on this week : 2, one WIP and one new


HP
You Believe in Love, I Believe in Fate aka Erised attempt #1 from 2015 : 322 words bringing the total up to 19128. Not many new words, I was mostly tweaking a little bit here, a little bit there. I'd only gone through this as kind of a warm-up for getting ready to write new stuff, sort of get myself back in that mindset for making words and refamiliarize myself with my own voice. I find it really helpful and I'm more productive afterward.

pwp take 2 : 1044 words which brings the total to 1044 words. Yep, I gave up on salty pwp and started over. And it's going really well! Much better (and shorter!) than attempt #1. Like 700 words into it, someone's dick was already out. I'm anticipating another 1-2k on it, and then it will be DONE and I will be very excited about that! :D


July Reading : As of yesterday, I'm up to 894,272. It's been more than a little bit eye-opening to actually keep track of how much I'm reading. I knew it was a lot, but it's sort of surprising exactly how much. Especially since there's been more than a few days where I didn't really feel like I read much, but I'd read something with breakfast, something with lunch, and then there'd be a couple of updates that came in from fics I'm subscribed to throughout the day that I'd read before I went to sleep.... and it'd end up being like 60k altogether. It does make me feel a bit guilty that I'm reading this much and not leaving nearly as many comments as I should be. Maybe that'll be a good goal for August...

Real Life

Jul. 11th, 2017 09:25 pm
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I'm with the in-laws tucked among the hedgerows of rural England. It's not been as relaxing as usual, perhaps due to relentless extended family health issues, but it's still very nice to be here. It's beautiful and the weather is far milder than home. I like ruined castles and Roman towns, and I love farm animals, so I'm easy to please.

Wish the neighbor would give up a cockerel or two, though. One is definitely the right number of cockerels for a farm. But as someone with too many cats, perhaps I shouldn't talk.

My muse has been rubbish this year, but I signed up for LDWS anyway because I'm masochistic.

Claiming my DTH

Jul. 9th, 2017 03:18 pm
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Hey, so I'm way late on this because [livejournal.com profile] dracotops_harry wrapped up like two months ago, but better late than never, right?

Title : You Send Me (Honest You Do)
Wordcount : 37k
Rating/Warnings : Explicit - dub-con for drunken sex, de-aging
Summary : As far as potion accidents go in general, and deaging incidents go in particular, Draco knew this could have been so much worse. Harry only lost about ten years, and all his memories are still intact. But the sight of him looking as if he’s stepped straight out of Draco’s Hogwarts memories has dredged up a whole mess of complicated feelings Draco thought he’d buried years ago, and Draco really doesn’t know what to do with any of it.
Author's Notes : Title from Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me.” A big thank you to catplusfox & capitu, for the beta-reading, typo-catching, handholding, and cheerleading. You’re the best! And a big thank you to the mods. This is one of my favorite fests, thanks so much for all the hard work you do making it run. <3


I actually wasn't planning on writing for DTH this year, but I was chatting with [personal profile] ustorycollector about the fest and, well, she is very persuasive. XD I knew the first few months of the year would be rough, and I wasn't writing much, but I figured "oh, I'll just keep it short" which, honestly, I should know by now isn't a thing that ever happens lol. Part of the length of this one came from it being one of the most wonderfully self indulgent things I've written in a very long time, which I had a lot of fun with. (tattoos! bickering! PINING!!) But wow was it hard getting the words to come. After I finished, I was sort of surprised to realize that I wrote this in very nearly the exact same time frame as There Is Always the Moon, and with very nearly the same amount of effort. Which, yikes, TIAtM is ~120k longer. Really put in perspective how difficult writing has been for me lately, which I think was actually a very good and very necessary realization to make, and I find that I'm stressing much less about this stretch of relative unproductiveness because of it.

But yeah, anyhow, I'm really glad that I let myself be talked into doing this, because I'm very happy this fic exists and it was really nice to post something, and I got very lucky with the timing of when it posted because the comments were coming in at a time when I very much needed something good. If you read and/or commented, thank you. As always, I appreciate it more than words can say <3
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Hello July! I am bringing you my first fic of the month, written for that most wonderful community, [insanejournal.com profile] daily_deviant! This fic has been living as a very vague plot bunny for years, and when I saw that Flogging was one of this month's themes, I knew I had to write it. Unfortunately, the fic wanted to be much longer than I really had time for, especially give RL constraints. Like so many of my DD fics, this one is a little outside my usual box. I hope you enjoy! <3

Title: Switch
Author: [personal profile] gracerene
Characters/Pairings: James Sirius/Teddy, Harry/Draco, Draco & James Sirius
Rating: NC-17
Kinks/Themes Chosen: Flogging & Rushed Sex (sort of)
Other Warnings/Content: established relationships, multiple POV, non-sexual kink, D/s dynamics, BDSM, Sub!James, Dom!Draco, flogging, sort of exhibitionism & voyeurism, sub-space, aftercare, anal sex, bottom!James, blow jobs, face-fucking, praise!kink, hand jobs
Word Count: ~7,450
Summary/Description: James's boyfriend won't hit him, and Draco's boyfriend doesn't want to be hit. James thinks there's a pretty obvious solution to these problems, he just has to get everybody else on board.
Author's Notes: This has been living in my folder of vague plot-bunnies for literal years, so I jumped at the Flogging theme. Unfortunately, it ended up wanting to be a lot longer than time really allowed, so it was a bit of a cram trying to fit it in under the deadline. Sort of an unusual fic, I think, but that's why DD is so great! :D

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lauren3210 for the speedy beta, especially since the scenario here isn't really your cup of tea. You are wonderful! <3
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