boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor and slytherin)
2012-06-20 12:51 am

Dramione Remix Round 2: A Rec List

Round 2 of the Dramione Remix ([ 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 (anna may wong: hot pink)
2011-11-20 09:46 am

Kaleidoscope is Open!


I had to default on my Kaleidoscope story this year, but I'm so glad that I signed up, because otherwise I would not have gotten this gem* of a story.

How Vivian Shing Stole Everything She Wanted (3783 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Saving Face (2004)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Wilhelmina Pang/Vivian Shing
Characters: Wilhelmina Pang, Vivian Shing, Dr Shing, Jay

This is an Alternate Universe where Wil is a retrieval specialist who travels around the world for a high-end insurer, and Viv is a bold and talented jewel thief.

Also, here's a handy List of Kaleidoscope & Kaleidoscope Treats Submissions sorted by alphabetical order. Go forth and enjoy yourselves!

*You see what I did there? Yes, yes, you did. :D
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: dramione is full of cute)
2011-11-05 06:51 pm

Recommendations from Dramione Remix

Dramione Remix ([ 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.

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 [ profile] namelessamelie
Couple: Rhett/Scarlett
Summary: Sometimes, the wind blows us places we’ve never dreamed.
Notes: Devastating and fantastic.


Eleven More Recommendations )

Cross-posted at [personal profile] boundbooks
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor and slytherin)
2011-10-10 06:02 pm

Older Hermione & Draco Recs

'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)
2011-09-02 02:48 pm

Rec Post Round-Up

In July and August, I rec'd the following at other communities:

Harry Potter
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 & Sensibility (15276 words) by faviconnewredshoes was recommended at [community profile] bestthingever
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2011-07-22 01:12 pm

Fullmetal Alchemist OT3: Greed/Lanfan/Ling Yao


Here, have some fic. Why? Well, the world needs more awesome bad-ass ninja ladies with metal arms, more devious, greedy homunculi, and more joking, undyingly loyal princes. FMA OT3 forever.

The Heel On Your Shoulder (970 words) by faviconMemlu
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Greed/Lanfan/Ling Yao
Characters: Greed, Greed (Ling), Ling Yao, Lanfan
Summary: Greed and Ling discuss honesty with oneself, the sublimation of desire, and Lanfan.

Giving and Taking (1800 words) by faviconMemlu
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Greed/Ling Yao/Lanfan
Characters: Greed, Greed (Lin), Ling Yao, Lanfan
Summary: "Hey, hey," said Greed. "What's going on here?" // Ling and Lanfan are a little busy. Greed has a few ideas.

Too Many Cooks (571 words) by faviconbravenewcentury
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Greed/Lan Fan/Ling Yao
Characters: Greed, Lan Fan | Ran Fan, Ling Yao | Lin Yao
Summary: Hundreds of years and he still never learned to cook.

Zeal (3662 words) by faviconRawles
Rating: Mature
Warning: Underage
Relationships: Greed/Lanfan/Ling Yao, Lanfan/Ling Yao, Greed/Lanfan
Characters: Ling Yao, Greed, Lanfan, Greed (Ling)
Summary: Lanfan has always been weak.

Cross-posted to [community profile] anime_manga

edit - [personal profile] pseudo_tsuga rec'd schellibie's art, and their FMA gallery is OT3 EVERYWHERE! :D
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor and slytherin)
2011-07-09 12:12 am

Two Dramione Rec Posts

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
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2011-07-01 07:01 pm

Dragon Ball Z: Reminiscing About Fanfics From Long Ago

Ah, late 90s/early 2000s nostalgia. I was bopping around and trying to see how many of those old, epic fanfics were still around from when the Internet was new and shiny, and Geocities and Angelfire ruled the roost.

That means Dragonball Z fanfiction! Time to use the Google-machine.

To my delight, Vejiitasei Ascendant (otherwise known as the most epic and likely the best DBZ fic, ever) is still up. This thing has a cult-following, and deservedly so. I'm not sure how the site is still up, as I thought Geocities was taken down, but I'm happy for this turn of events. I am also not the only one who pines for this fic, as can be seen in this recent (and gorgeous) ebook cover. I re-read this damn thing every few years, and it's still ridiculously good. Also notable and unusual among DBZ fics for probably coming in as a light R-rating, should it be rated.

There were a couple of others that I remember being heavily rec'd around as classics, but I haven't read 'em in ten or so years. I remember liking 'em when I read 'em long ago, but ten years is a damn long time. Thus, no guarantees of quality for the following:

Warning: To my recollection, long DBZ fanfic tended to be extremely sexually explicit, violent, and with tons of non-con and dub-con. Late 90s/early 2000s fandom didn't even have terms for half the stuff people normally consider/warn for now. Warnings pages tended to be non-existent, so consider this a blanket warning for possibly disturbing content in any of the following.

Juuhachi-gou's Place of Being is dead, dead, dead. Luckily, she posted her stuff on back in 2000, so if anyone's looking for epic Future Trunks and Android 18 fic, go check it out. Start with Dragon Ball Super Z Episode 1: Walk This World.

Hikari no Tabi: The Journey of Light: Bardock's team after the destruction of Vejiitasei.

Dragoness Eclectic's Dragonball Z Fan Fics seems to have continued updating, as she now offers her Radditz fics in MOBI and EPUB.

Dominion: Reprise "What if Gero's evil didn't end with the Androids? What if there were a horror so destructive that those seeking revenge for it would go to any lengths - any lengths at all - to gain justice? A very serious fanfic; based after DBZ ended (negating DBGT, which is an atrocity *cough*)."

Lisalu's Red Dragon Tetralogy
Red Dragon
Season of the Moon
Sins of the Fathers

Now I'm curious. What other fandoms do people remember from their early years of Internet-dwelling? Anyone got any hot-pink, sparkly Geocities fan pages that they remember fondly, or authors that they wish would re-appear on AO3? :)
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor)
2011-06-17 01:59 am

Hermione and Krum: A Small Selection of Excellent Fics

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.
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2011-06-13 12:33 am

Dramione Ate My Life: A Draco/Hermione Fic Rec List

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 [ 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 [ 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 / [ profile] yesterday4
Summary/Excerpt: Astoria witnesses a moment between Draco and Hermione.
Note: Epilogue-compliant.

Lights Out | MA | by [ 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. )
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2011-05-22 12:19 am

Puppy Love: A Remus/Sirius Retro Rec List

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 )

Cross-posted to [community profile] puppylove and [community profile] harrypotterdays
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (sleeping beauty: fairy tale)
2011-05-18 10:07 pm

Princess Tutu: An Outstanding Original Fairy Tale

Princess Tutu a short original animated series about a duck who is a girl who is a ballet student who is a magical princess who is a swan who is the savior of a kingdom that is at the heart of a world of fairy tales. I swear, that is a completely accurate summation of the plot, and it makes total sense when one watches the series.

In addition to being all of the above, it is also one of the most complex, dense, intertextual, feminist, trope-inverting, didn't-see-it-coming, watching-at-the-edge-of-my-seat, gorgeous, lyrical media pieces I've ever experienced. Princess Tutu takes your expectations and flips them inside out all to a lovely soundtrack and choreography from classical ballet.

I seriously recommend this series to anyone interested in the following: feminism, fairy tales, ballet, and breath-taking complicated emotional story telling.

Princess Tutu is available on Hulu and Netflix.

You'll never take my subversive, deeply feminist Magical Girl anime away from me.

13 Princess Tutu fic recommendations to go with your video. )
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2011-01-02 11:29 pm

Yuletide Recs

Yuletide worked out well for me this year. I ended up with six positive comments (including my recipient) and five kudos, which made me extremely happy. My fic received some extremely useful last-minute editing from my friends.

In return, I lucked out! I received not only my Yuletide fic for Red, but a Yuletide Madness fic for Ooku. I'll definitely try to do Yuletide again next year. On to the recs!

Arts & Sciences RPF

The Knight of Infinite Resignation: His love for that princess would become for him the expression of an eternal love, would assume a religious character, would be transfigured into a love of the eternal being, which true enough denied the fulfillment but nevertheless did reconcile him once more in the eternal consciousness of its validity in an eternal form that no actuality can take away from him.

Beauty and the Beast

Shades of Bittersweet: What if Belle married Gaston? A series of vignettes set ten years after Gaston's ultimatum.


God Save The King (And Other Animals): When Private Baldrick bursts in with incredible news, Blackadder is skeptical. This is, in large part, because Private Baldrick is always wrong.


Beauty I'd Always Missed: Lex had learned the words in the rookery, teasing things to call the other hatchlings, expressions without meaning or context, only "different."

Hark! A Vagrant

The Squid is a Metaphor: There can be no secrets on a pirate ship. Nor, perhaps, should there be.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Benediction: Yeine visits Darr, afterward.

The Hunger Games

Recommendations Listed )

The Lion in Winter

Mnemosyne: Memory is unreliable. This is more of a tragedy for some than for others.

Mass Effect

Carving Out A New Heart: For Tali, life is a series of adjustments and readjustments.


Recommendations Listed )


Recommendations Listed )


The Game Is a Lie: GLaDOS: the artificial intelligence that cried wolf.

Sociology RPF

Many Forms of Resistance: No one had ever expected a critical theory conference to end so poorly. The worst you could usually expect was that someone would get wine thrown on them.

A Softer World

That'll Teach the Landlord for Saying, "All Utilities Included": People are driving to their jobs. We're in your basement building a time machine.

Tortall – Tamora Pierce

It Could Be Worse: What if there was an ever after for Alanna and Jon?

Vorkosigan Saga – Lois McMaster Bujold

Recommendations Listed )

World of Warcraft

Recommendations Listed )

Young Wizards – Diane Duane

Revelations: Romantic evening at home + Senior duties = Complications
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (dostana: sam <3s you)
2010-08-15 09:34 pm

Dostana Fic Recs


Yes, I went searching for fic. Don't look at me, look at the fics!

Note: Fic title/author/fandom/rating/notes stolen from original author's posts, for the most part. Yes, I am that lazy.

Eight Dostana Sam/Kunal Fics of Excellence )