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I was thinking earlier that fandom needs more ridiculous Harry/Draco accidental marriage fics. A botched potion starts it, or a weirdly rebounded spell, or maybe Draco says a combination of words that happens to be an ancient pureblood mating ritual that dates back to the conquest of Gaul. However it happens, Wizarding law also requires that married couples cohabitate, so they end up living in Draco's huge art deco flat, and Harry is mostly stoic about the whole thing, but Draco complains a lot, possibly because Harry is the messiest person alive, and when they finally do have sex it's kind of awkward and laughable, and Draco still complains a lot, because Harry is heavy, and sweaty, and so on.

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I got my Remix/Redux assignment last night! I was a little nervous at first, because I'm not all that familiar with my Remixee, but I scrolled through her fic list, and she's definitely given me enough to work with. I glanced at two or three things I really, really like, so now I'm more excitedly optimistic. I just need to figure out how I'm going to go about things. In 2007 I took a shorter piece and spun it into something longer, and in 2008 I did that and I shifted the POV, which ended up being a lot of fun for me, because the original ficlet was about 400 adorable words of Lily shouting at James for pulling a prank on her, so I got to pull the whole MWPP ensemble into it, and sketch the prank out from the beginning.

I also like what [personal profile] laurificus did when she remixed A Marauder's Map a few years back -- she took one of the vignettes and expanded it into an entire fic, which was awesome to read, because it put a whole new perspective on the scene, and it also had more Regulus than my original version, and I firmly believe everything should have more Regulus.

While we're on the subject:

Dear Remixer,

I would like to start out by apologizing for the rather unwieldly state of my masterlist. I've written a ton of Harry Potter fics over the last eight years, so that section can be a lot to look at all at once. Everything is also available at AO3, where you can at least sort through all of it by pairing, or something.

I would also like to apologize for my obvious and frankly worrying broom cupboard fetish, and the fact that all my MWPP fics are really about Sirius, even the ones that weren't meant to be.

That being said, feel free to do whatever you like! ♥


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Well. Onward to my [personal profile] hp_beholder. I'm going to finish it today, God willing and the creek don't rise, and all that.
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There was fic last night:

The Sin in Your Grin (and the Shape of Your Mouth)
Sirius/Snape, Remus/Sirius, James/Sirius | NC17 | ~16,000 words
The Order needed Sirius, but he doubted they'd mourn him long when he finally disappeared.

This is the first war fic I've been trying to write pretty much since I joined fandom, with bonus points for Sirius/Snape fight!sex and one of the unhappiest Remus/Sirius dynamics I've ever put into print. I didn't do James any favors here, either.

Quickly, onto today's [livejournal.com profile] fannish5:

What are your five favourite sibling relationships?


wafflecut )

I watched The Return of the King last night, which I haven't done in over a year, I don't think. It's easily my favorite LotR movie, but I don't watch it very often, mainly because I have a headache before its over -- the scene where Perrin sings for Denethor always makes me cry, and I usually end up crying on and off through the rest of it. The part where Aragorn tells the Hobbits you bow to no one always kills me too.

Éowyn is still my favorite, as well as Frodo and Gandalf, and I still wanted Denethor to die in a fire long before he actually did, although... if there's one thing about the RotK movie that bothers me, it's the amount of Denethor's backstory that gets cut; it doesn't mention is depression after Finduilas died, or that a lot of his despicable behavior was the result of Sauron screwing with him through the Palantír.

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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 01:30 pm
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First of all: YOU GUYS. <3

I just wanted to thank everyone who commented to the post I made about my dad. He died almost a year ago (Feb 22), and I've reached a point where I'm mostly okay, unless I'm not okay, and then I'm very, very not okay. I was going to answer them individually, but I was terrified I'd start crying again. Just know they were exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it. ♥♥♥♥♥!!!

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The problem with writing again after such a long break is that I suddenly want to write ALL THE THINGS. I just finished [livejournal.com profile] dysfuncentine and [livejournal.com profile] sirius_black, and I've got assignments for both [personal profile] hp_beholder and [livejournal.com profile] springtime_gen, and yet I'm still creeping the claims posts of various prompt fests, looking for something that needs to be written.

Speaking of need -- the Harry Potter fandom absolutely requires an OotP AU where Regulus has survived and ends up working for the Order.

I'm thinking it would start early in the book's timeline, maybe right after Harry and Sirius' bittersauce conversation about the Black Family Tree. Dumbledore shows up to 12GP one night, ridiculously late, because Dumbledore is a badass and manners are for amateurs, and he has this guy with him, who is thin and scraggly and quiet, but who also looks a good deal like Sirius. Harry is really confused, and maybe capslocks a little, and Remus mostly looks like he's been slapped with a fish, but Sirius is completely fucking hysterical, like he nearly knocks over the kitchen table in his haste to hex Regulus back into the 70's, and there's a lot of shouting, until Dumbledore puts an end to the whole farce with a Shield Charm that's incredibly terrifying. Regulus tells everyone what happened, and his story is pretty much the same one we get from Kreacher in DH, except the part where Kreacher leaves Regulus in the cave, because Kreacher just couldn't do it, leave Master Regulus like that, with those hands, so he elf!Apparated Regulus out of there, and Regulus went into hiding, maybe with his Aunt Lucretia, or -- better yet -- Dumbledore (who's known all along, the meddlesome bastard) found a way to slip him into Azkaban, because no one would look for him there, obviously, so he was down the hall from Sirius the whole time. After that it's all awkward conversations and heavy silences, because Blacks just weren't bred to say I'm sorry, and Harry is still really confused, but he capslocks less, because Regulus is kind of nice to him.

I'm only vaguely interested in writing it, but if one of the usual suspects ([personal profile] midnitemarauder, [personal profile] snegurochka_lee, I'm looking at you) ended up writing it, I'd read the hell out of it. Bonus points if it devolves into Harry/Regulus or Harry/Regulus/Sirius.

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] dysfuncentine started posting! I'm pretty sure I won't actually anonfail this time. Okay, only half-sure.
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Title: With No Spine Intact
Pairing: James/Sirius, Regulus/Sirius, Remus/Sirius, implied James/Lily
Rating: NC-17
Words: 3,600
Warnings: Incest and unhappiness.
Summary: In which the kids are all fucked up.
A/N: For [personal profile] cmere, and [personal profile] hp_springsmut 2008. Originally posted here.

With No Spine Intact )
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Title: Scenes From a Broom Cupboard
Pairing(s): James/Lily, Snape/Lily, implied James/Sirius, implied Remus/Snape
Rating: R
Words: 2,500
Warnings: Angst, infidelity, and somewhat graphic het.
Summary: In which five people are in four relationships, and nothing is quite the way it should be.
A/N: Written for [personal profile] chiralove, and [personal profile] wizard_love 2008. Originally posted here.

scenes from a broom cupboard )
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Title: 25 Random Facts About Regulus Black
Character: Regulus
Rating: PG
Words: ~1,600
A/N: All apologies. I don't know where this came from, but it was high time I wrote something.

25 random facts about regulus black )
xylodemon: (sirius barat)
Title: The Fall of the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black (the last of the family line remix)
Character: Regulus
Rating: R
Words: ~11,000
Summary: A story about decisions and consequences, and perhaps the meaning of honour.
A/N: This is a canon-compliant remix of The Fall of the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black, which was originally written after the release of HBP. Thanks to [personal profile] kenboy, [personal profile] stephanometra, and [personal profile] wook77. Particularly to Ken, for convincing me that a story about Regulus couldn't be too long.

this story contains dh spoilers. it also contains regulus, and you can't go wrong with that )
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Title: The Fall of the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black
Character: Regulus Black
Rating: R
Warnings: Angst
Summary: Regulus comes to terms with his brother, his family, his Lord, and himself.
A/N: Spoilers for HBP. Kreacher's appearance is due to [personal profile] marks who put the (very good) idea in my head. Thanks to [personal profile] darkasphodel and [personal profile] happiestwhen for betas, encouragement and general hand-holding.

the fall of the noble and most ancient house of black )

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