Harry Potter - what is there to say that hasn't been said? It's Harry Bloody Potter already.

This was my second fandom that I was really seriously involved in, after Myst, and even then I hid in obscure intellislashy corners (though with less wank than the intellislashers per se, even if I did know the people who founded Lightning War, and ohmigawd, I so just dated myself) and largely avoided the big noisy communities. Met some awesome people, but fell out of it after a while, and though I continued to read the books as they came out, I swore up and down that I was burned out, tired of the politics, never write in that fandom again. Harry Bloody Potter. I resented the size of the fandom and how it eclipsed others; I resented the sizes of some of the subfandoms, how almost nobody, statistically speaking, noticed any slash unless it was Harry/Draco or Snape/Harry, and so forth.

And then the last book came out, and in between camping endlessly and crying for various dead favorites, my fandom squee was rather violently rekindled. 'Cause I wrote Dumbledore/Grindelwald before JKR made that announcement, y0. (Though some of it isn't here yet.) I had long been fascinated by Albus, and all the background we learned in that book made everything so much better. I even raised money for charity with it! See "Thirty-Five Owls."

  The Barefoot Rebellion
Harry Potter

"It was like some lovely game of make-believe, as he strode across the entrance hall, except only one of them knew they were playing."

   [ Lucius and Molly; two very different eighteen-year-olds, one Christmas Eve, one bottle of wine ]

  Beta - Kechara
  For - the Restricted Section's Slashers Do Het challenge

Subjects
 hardcore
 m/f
 2003 4,811 w. Canonlit. N 
  The Finest Golden Braid
Harry Potter

"Cranking the barred iron gate takes all the strength in his narrow back, one long strain with the mask clinging tight about his mouth as he sucks air."

   [ Lucius, in Azkaban, has a visitor ]

  For - Cassie, who wanted Lucius in a straitjacket

Subjects
 abuse
 hardcore
 m/m
 2006 836 w. Canonlit. Y 
  Go East
Harry Potter

"He has a terrifying amount of control over my body. It took him weeks to insinuate himself, to force my surrender into a habit."

   [ a brief look at Quirrell ]

  Beta - Ayla Pascal

Subjects
 gen
 horror
 soc
 2002 969 w. Canonlit. Y 
  A Half a Conquest
Harry Potter

"The locket's hinge is broken and the painting is empty. Tom Marvolo Riddle throws it into the lake without a backwards glance as he leaves Hogwarts."

   [ Tom, finding inspiration of sorts in Dumbledore ]

  Canon - written before bk. 6

Subjects
 abuse
 artsy
 bdsm
 m/m
 softcore
 2003 975 w. Canonlit. Y 
  Hallowing Lions
Harry Potter

"Quarter past midnight as the two boys laze about; the old cat sleeps in the corner; Gellert leans against the inlaid coffee table in his thin white under-robe, spinning his wand slowly in one hand and smiling."

   [ Albus, Gellert, and magic tricks, during that summer together ]

  Spoilers - bk. 7

Subjects
 bdsm
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/m
 2007 1,028 w. Canonlit. Y 
  Impossible
Harry Potter

"Sunday: you are playing out the conversation that will never happen."

   [ Percy, being hypothetical ]

  Canon - written before bk. 5
  For - Cedar, for her birthday

Subjects
 artsy
 bdsm
 hardcore
 m/m
 2003 1,598 w. Canonlit. N 
  A Lexicon of Serpents
Harry Potter

"Of course I know he plans to be an Auror--everybody knows. He wants to walk up to evil, stare it in the face, and beat it into submission. But he will never defeat me."

   [ Tom Riddle and Alastor Moody do the Gryff/Slyth thing; unfinished WIP ]

  Canon - written before bk. 6 and not retconned
  Beta - Minerva McTabby

Subjects
 m/m
 softcore
 2003 - 2004 15,934 w. Canonlit. Y 
author's
choice
Lime
Harry Potter

"People become prefects here because they're ruthless, or blue-blooded, or have simply mastered the subtle art of making people both love and fear you, which is something Cornelius has never gotten the hang of."

   [ Tom provides counsel in a most Slytherin manner ]

  Canon - written before bk. 5
  Beta - Minerva McTabby
  Ref. - recording (by myself)

Subjects
 m/m
 softcore
 2003 1,413 w. Canonlit. Y 
  Of Disguises and Hearts
Harry Potter

"Magic runs in wizarding veins. It is not a mere by-product; it suffuses a wizard's life, plays a role in everything he does, from the mundane to the sublime, from the pedantic to the erotic."

   [ Snape/Harry surreality ]

  Canon - written before bk. 5 and assuming Snarry-tinted lenses
  For - Icarus' ficdrive for Cybele

Subjects
 artsy
 bdsm
 m/m
 softcore
 2003 759 w. Canonlit. N 
  One Day in August
Harry Potter

"His mother drops by for afternoon tea and asks him why that awful girl is still here, and Tom snarls that she's his wife and doesn't answer when she asks why."

   [ Merope, sometime in 1926 ]

Subjects
 m/f
 softcore
 2007 718 w. Canonlit. N 
  The Right Hand of Light
Harry Potter

"This was his life, in five digits and a silver palm."

   [ Peter and his hand ]

  Canon - written before bk. 5
  Beta - Ayla Pascal

Subjects
 gen
 soc
 2002 971 w. Canonlit. Y 
  Seeker's Fear
Harry Potter

"They walk on. Gellert kicks stones with his pointed German shoes; Albus is chewing on a blade of grass. The sun is blood-red between the hills."

   [ concerning the fear of death ]

  Spoilers - bk. 7

Subjects
 bdsm
 m/m
 softcore
 2007 484 w. Canonlit. N 
  Slither
Harry Potter

"When you talk to snakes, everything comes in long stripes, and everybody stares at you as the little scaly garter winds around your wrist and flicks its tongue and murmurs about how blades of grass go this way and that..."

   [ Tom at ten, the crazy boy ]

  Canon - written before bk. 6
  Beta - Dester'edra

Subjects
 gen
 soc
 violence
 2003 1,110 w. Canonlit. N 
author's
choice
So Sayeth Death
Harry Potter

"The priest could not rid himself of the fear that the boy was going to kill himself."

   [ an ordeal in the lost years of the Dark Lord ]

  Beta - strange fire

Subjects
 gen
 horror
 2003 1,395 w. Canonlit. Y 
  Thirty-Five Owls
Harry Potter

"Go teach your children, eat your candy, preen your bird and bury me. But we were brilliant together, Albus, and not even you can change history."

   [ a correspondence between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald ]

  Spoilers - bk. 7
  Beta - Mattador of the Hot Pants
  For - Blogathon 2007, to benefit Heifer Project International
  Ref. - author's notes - art by Black Adder

Subjects
 artsy
 bdsm
 m/m
 softcore
 2007 - 2008 11,371 w. Canonlit. Y 
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