boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor and slytherin)
Round 2 of the Dramione Remix ([livejournal.com profile] dramione_remix) wrapped up not too long ago. The idea behind the remix was that "participants will choose from a list of famous couples throughout history, mythology, literature, folklore, legend, etc. Then they will remix the original couples' story, choosing whatever elements of the original story that they find inspiring to create a brand new Dramione fic or piece of art!"

I decided to do a list of my personal favorites, as there were a significant number of entries, particularly long ones.

The following rec list is a reflection of my personal taste, with a loose focus on works that reinterpreted a central concept or theme.

Mind Pop | Teen | (26978 words) by riptey
Couple: Alice/Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland
Summary: While working her first big case for the DMLE, Hermione finds herself staring down the limitations of linear time--with the help of some thoroughly unhelpful people. Meanwhile, the majority of Draco’s mind is trapped in a comatose state, but some of it’s still wandering around. Even Seers and queens can’t be expected to put up with that sort of nonsense, which means someone else will have to. All this, when Hermione was already more confused than any one person should ever have to be.
Link: on H&V | on AO3

Amongst the Living | General Audiences | (8,403 words) by jdphoenix
Couple: David/Elizabeth from Just Like Heaven
Summary: Students are being petrified, the school is in danger of being shut down, exams are almost upon them, and Draco has his own, personal Gryffindor ghost. Perfect.
Link: on AO3 | on LJ

Save Me, San Francisco | Teen | (20,897 words) by withdrawnred
Couple: Dimitri and Anastasia of Anastasia.
Summary: In which Hermione has to find Malfoy and return him to his rightful place in Wiltshire.
Link: on H&V | on LJ

The Oubliette | Explicit | (12,024 words) by captainraychill
Couple: Jareth and Sarah from the movie Labyrinth.
Summary: A story about forgetting.
Link: on LJ | on H&V

Introduce People with Thoughtful Details | Mature | (5,946 words) by captainraychill
Couple: Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones’ Diary.
Summary: To Hermione Granger's great irritation, Draco Malfoy mocks her newest social skill.
Link: on H&V | on LJ

Delivered | Teen | (2,750 words) by dormiensa
Couple: Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly from "You've Got Mail"
Summary: Hermione and Draco’s project for the Department of Mysteries produced startling results. But then, what else could have been expected of such a partnership?
Link: on H&V | on LJ

For the Round 1 Rec List, check out Recommendations from Dramione Remix.

Crossposted to [community profile] dramione
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: dramione is full of cute)
Dramione Remix ([livejournal.com profile] dramione_remix) recently wrapped up, with roughly forty entries. The idea behind the remix was that "participants will choose from a list of famous couples throughout history, mythology, literature, folklore, legend, etc. Then they will remix the original couples' story, choosing whatever elements of the original story that they find inspiring to create a brand new Dramione fic or piece of art!"

I decided to do a list of my personal favorites, as there were a staggering number of entries, particularly long ones. There's a lot of the following on this list:

1) Gender role-reversal of the couple
2) Reinterpretation of the story or interpretation of concept/theme, rather than a straight re-telling

Top Three Four Favorites

Constrictor (5,560 words) | Teen | by Riptey (on LJ)
Couple: Othello/Desdemona (Othello)
Summary: Draco isn’t really that bad of a person--not anymore, that is--but try telling him that. It’s going to take a lot of convincing.
Notes: SO GOOD. SO GOOD. OH CUPCAKES. SO GOOD. TALKING SNAKES. FABLES. READ NOW.

Not-Astronomy-Class (5,917 words) | Teen | by Elyaeru (on LJ)
Couple: Flynn/Rapunzel (Rapunzel)
Summary: It was either have pointy things sticking into his bum all evening or talk to a drunk Hermione Granger. He chose the latter.
Notes: I freakin' adored this twist on magical hair. :D

Perish the Universe (31,389 words) | Mature | by Dayang Lucilla (on LJ)
Couple: Bonnie/Clyde
Summary: Perish the universe provided I have my revenge. - Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac
Heaven has no wrath like grief to rancor turned, nor hell a fury like a parent anguished.
In 2010, Britain is rocked by the unsolved disappearance of a little girl, daughter to Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy.
In 2011, America is rattled by a series of scattered and strange crimes, cold cases before the corpses even cooled.
A story of Draco and Hermione on a journey of vendetta, and a journey back to each other.

Different Names For The Same Place (No word count given. Likely 100,000+) | Mature | by [livejournal.com profile] namelessamelie
Couple: Rhett/Scarlett
Summary: Sometimes, the wind blows us places we’ve never dreamed.
Notes: Devastating and fantastic.

Recommended

Eleven More Recommendations )

Cross-posted at [personal profile] boundbooks
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor and slytherin)
'Older' is a rather flexible concept. Mostly what I was going for in these fic recs was a few things: Draco and Hermione being in their thirties or forties and the story being about a transitional period in their lives. The majority of fics about them seem to be set at Hogwarts or during their twenties, and while I love those fics, it's also nice to read about them during a different stage of their lives. The age, while a loose criteria, was less important than the sense that they were adults at a cross-road in their lives.

Ratings are AO3-style: General Audiences, Teen, Mature, Explicit

Best Beloved Fic of My Entire Heart

The Politician's Wife (65887 words) | M | by faviconpir8fancier
Characters: Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Ron Weasley, Harry Potter
Summary: This story is set twenty-three years after the fall of Voldemort. Our main characters are Ministry employees, middle-aged, and the majority of them not very happy.

Other Lovely Things

Ten More Older Hermione & Draco Fic Recs )

Note: Cross-posted at [community profile] dramione
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (bird: patchwork crane flying free)
In July and August, I rec'd the following at other communities:

Harry Potter
Remus/Sirius
Silver by [personal profile] quigonejinn was recommended at [community profile] fancake for their magical creatures (werewolves) round

Cormac McLaggen/Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy
Months & Days (11309 words) by favicontreeson was recommended at [community profile] fancake for their polyamory round

Pansy Parkinson/Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy
Triple Agenda (7892 words) by faviconMusyc was recommended at [community profile] fancake for their polyamory round

Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger
Prisoners (2140 words) by faviconningloreth was recommended at [community profile] fancake for their hurt/comfort round

The Mirror Lied (1844 words) by faviconstripped was recommended at [community profile] bestthingever

Obsessive! Draco Recs at [community profile] dramione

AO3 Dramione Fic Recs at [community profile] dramione

Short & Fluffy Fic Recs at [community profile] dramione

Deflower Draco is Now Posting (with two fic recs) at [community profile] dramione

Full Metal Alchemist
Greed/Lanfan/Ling Yao
The Heel On Your Shoulder (970 words) by faviconMemlu was recommended at [community profile] fancake for their polyamory round

Fullmetal Alchemist OT3: Greed/Lanfan/Ling Yao at [community profile] anime_manga

Thor (2011)
Sif/Loki
Sif & Sensibility (15276 words) by faviconnewredshoes was recommended at [community profile] bestthingever
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor and slytherin)
To the Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger fans on my list, I've dropped two sets of rec posts over at [community profile] dramione. The recs aren't cross-posted here, because these recs fall more in the category of 'If you already like Dramione, you'll probably like this slightly unusual fic or be interested in how this particular trope is explored.'

So, interested parties should go over to [community profile] dramione to check 'em out: AO3 Dramione Fic Recs & Obsessive!Draco Recs
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor and slytherin)
The Rules:
1. You must credit makani, since it is her art. I have made this easy to remember, as all file names carry 'art_by_makani' as part of their name. Her website can be found at acciobrain! if you wish to link it.
2. I have no preference either way if you choose to/choose not to credit [personal profile] boundbooks
3. Do not hotlink, please! :)
4. Comments are nice but not required. <3
5. As long as you credit makani, feel free to remix/use as bases/cover in purple glitter these icons.

Total Icon Count: 186
Teasers:



Note: A great deal of the icons are simply different crops of a single bit of fan-art. I like having lots of options, and it's reflected in what I made. :P

Below you shall find various Gryffindors, Slytherins, a Ravenclaw, Malfoys, Professors, Weasleys, Aurors, Dark Arts, Death Eaters, convicts, Animagi, a house-elf, some Dramione, and Crookshanks. )
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor)
I like Viktor and Hermione. I think they'd be brilliant together. Also, I firmly believe that Viktor is Not So Secretly a die-hard romantic and thus an excellent foil for Hermione's tendency to be overly practical. To quote [personal profile] newredshoes: "I will continue to be sad forever that they didn't get married and discuss magical theory and politics while traveling Europe and raising a brilliant, intellectual family."

One Question | PG | by [personal profile] scifichick774
Summary: Viktor's grandmother always knows; all it takes is one question.

Silence is Bliss | G | by [personal profile] scifichick774
Summary: He’d been seeking sanctuary; he hadn’t realized he was intruding on hers.

a drabble | G | by [personal profile] scifichick774
Summary: "And if Harry and Ron couldn't appreciate her, she knew someone who did; someone who still wrote her letters even after almost two years of being separated."

Evening Star (355 words) | G | by faviconCelandine
Summary/Excerpt: Viktor's made a decision.

monster in the woman (1612 words) | T | by faviconescritoireazul
Summary/Excerpt: Viktor is always searching for something, even at the end of the world.
Note: Very amused that I did not even realize this was for [personal profile] newredshoes until I was assembling this post. /hums 'It's a Small World After All'

Their Ships Have Sailed: Chapter 7: Like Losing the World Cup (3079 words) | G | by faviconhellpenguin
Summary/Excerpt: "Viktor Krum kisses her ink-stained fingers. He likes her vivid blush, the way she averts her eyes. He's used to having people look at him, but not to people who can't meet his eyes."

Chivalry | PG | by [personal profile] rozarka
Summary: Viktor asks McGonagall's permission to take Hermione to the Yule Ball.

Sneaky | G | by [personal profile] rozarka
Summary: Viktor asks Hermione's permission to take her to the Yule Ball.

Eloquent | G | by [personal profile] rozarka
Summary: Viktor and Hermione have a quiet moment after Hermione's spat with Ron at the Yule Ball.

Winterwhere | T | by [personal profile] rozarka
Summary: The day after the Yule Ball, a wintery walk and a picnic lead to Hermione's first kiss and to some conclusions on Viktor's part about his mentorship to Karkaroff.

Lucky Crookshanks | PG | by [personal profile] rozarka
Summary: Viktor and Crookshanks have a showdown over Hermione's lap.

Amortentia Hangover | G | by [personal profile] rozarka
Summary: Amortentia at a stag night, now that's inviting trouble.
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: dramione is full of cute)
The ship that ate my brain. I don't even remember how I fell into this one less than two months ago; I think I was running around someone's rec post, saw 'Draco/Hermione,' laughed at the ridiculous impossibility of it, read it on a whim, and then was eaten by a giant obsession for this ship.

At it's best, Draco/Hermione is all the deliciousness of rivals-turn-to-romance, all the humor from two clever people snarking at each other, all the tragedy of a world that has experienced two devastating wars, and all the amazing world-building of the Harry Potter canon world. It can also be quite dark, given the amount of war-AUs, but even then the personalities carry over into painfully sharp interactions.

All I can say is, hell, try it. There are some incredible authors who have written for this pairing, including one who wrote what is probably one of my favorite works of fiction, never mind fanfiction, for this ship.

Note: I meant to go through the entire [livejournal.com profile] dmhgficexchange archive, but this post was already threatening to explode under its own weight. That exchange will get its own rec post at a later date. I also have an working draft post entirely for Veela!Draco fic. (SOS: Send help, life consumed by this ship. Help me!)

If you find busted links, please let me know! Also, as always, if you have a rec, let me know! I <3 reading fic. :)

Fics That Taste Like Canon

Nothing Like the Sun | MA | by [archiveofourown.org profile] musesfool
Summary/Excerpt: "The war was going badly. Hermione could admit that in the silence of her own head, even if she would never tell Harry."

Only the Cold | PG | by blue movies
Summary/Excerpt: While in Charms class, Vincent Crabbe muses about Draco Malfoy's feelings for Hermione Granger.

Prisoners (2140 words) / on H+V | MA | by faviconningloreth
Summary/Excerpt: When Harry and Ron escape from Malfoy Manor, Hermione’s left behind.

The Gentle Strains | G | by yesterday4 / [livejournal.com profile] yesterday4
Summary/Excerpt: Astoria witnesses a moment between Draco and Hermione.
Note: Epilogue-compliant.

Lights Out | MA | by [archiveofourown.org profile] phoebe
Summary/Excerpt: And that’s why they’re there this first Tuesday night, he and Granger. They walk through the dark places of Hogwarts, after all the dormitory lights go out, and Hogwarts’ students resign themselves to whatever waits in their dreams.

My Handful of All-Star Favorites

The Politician's Wife (65871 words) / on H+V | R | by faviconpir8fancier
Summary/Excerpt: This story is set twenty-three years after the fall of Voldemort. Our main characters are Ministry employees, middle-aged, and the majority of them not very happy.
Notes: This is the story that is one of my favorite works of fiction. I just. I can't even. It's twenty years later, it's about mid-life crises, about marriages falling apart, about questioning what you want, and about what defines us. Seriously. Read the damn thing.

The Rest of My Favorite D/Hr Fics, Five Billion More Recs, Author Recs, Archive Recs, Community Recs, and the shattered pieces of what feels like a kajllion hours of time. )
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: puppy love)
Oh, how I adore this ship. Folks, I went through the long, dusty corners of the web, the Wayback Machine, and journals that haven't been updated since the early 2000s to bring you this fic. It was worth it, because I unearthed some gems. What follows is my personal list of fics I loved during the time I was heavily reading this ship around 2004/2005. If I didn't love it, it didn't make the list.

While assembling this list, I ran into many dead links and vanished sites. If you write fic, I implore you to either archive your fic (I prefer AO3 for numerous reasons of structure and formatting), or at least not delete/purge/friends-lock-to-death your work. If your work goes offline, I guarantee you that there is someone out there who will be utterly heartbroken to find it gone.

As always, I love recommendations from other people! Comments with further recommended reading are always appreciated.

A Monstrous Heap of Delicious Fic Recs As Well As Other Fine Things )

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