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Rec non magic fics [
March 7th, 2007 @ 11:41pm
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rhydwen
In the previous entry we were talking about non magic fics. I'm now asking for people to post the best and the worst of non magic fics. They all have to be Harry/Draco, but I'm gonna change the length that they have to be to 10,000 words, instead of 50,000. Longer fics would still be very much appreciated.

If you think that there is an especially notable fic that comes under the word limit you may still post, but please say that it comes short. Also please say whether the fic is good or bad in your opinion. Then one of the fics will be chosen to discuss, so please add any suggestions.

Are non magic fics really what Harry Potter is about, and can they be faithful the characters [
March 3rd, 2007 @ 4:27pm
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rhydwen
I just finished reading Incurable by warholhp, which is an AU story that I recommend highly. It got me thinking about why I originally started to like Harry Potter in the first place. I read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the first time when I was 11 or 12 just after it had originally been released, and the same day it was on Blue Peter being reviewed, having just won an award. What was heavily emphasised was the completely new magical world that J.K Rowling had invented, with words such as Quidditch being used as examples. So this led to me thinking, why do I and others like non-magical fanfics? I’m not really a big fan, but I do read them occasionally.

Originally it was the magic that attracted me to the books and I still really like fics that have a great emphasis on magic, especially how it works as some authors place a lot of emphasis. But fics like [name] are also attractive.

The obvious answer here would be that I, like we all do, love the Harry/Draco pairing and characters so much that it doesn’t matter if there is any magic or not, but the lack of magic has to have an impact on how the characters are written. If there is no magic there is no Voldemort, as Tom Riddle would either be dead or very old by this point. Clearly this would change Draco’s character as his father would not be a Death Eater and he would not be focused on becoming a Death Eater/trying not to become a Death Eater – however you want to look at it. Harry’s Parents’ could still have been murdered by Riddle, but it would have to be done differently, but without magic there is no plausible way that Harry could have banished/defeated/killed Riddle/Voldemort, so would not be the celebrity that he is in the books.

The Harry/Draco relationship can never be the same. They don’t have the same history to get through. I love that they used to be enemies before they get together, or are still enemies and just have a hate relationship with lots of sex. We can’t have this in non magic fics, or if we do it’s never the same.

So when reading non magic fics it could be said that we are not even reading Harry Potter, just fiction that contains all the characters from the Harry Potter universe. Or the characters stick to closely to those that are found in the books when they have no reason to act like that and instead there personalities seem to be forced on them for no reason.

So what do you think? Do you like non magical fics? Or do they just seem so wrong for the Harry Potter universe?

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Mod Post [
February 3rd, 2007 @ 11:18pm
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rhydwen
I have been talking with the other mod, elethoniel, and we are going to do a complete overhall of the community, as we have hit a dead stop. We have had lots of ideas, but we would also like everyone elses oppinions.

What we plan to do is have an aspect of H/D fandom discussed. We thought that we would take up a topic every month and leave it open to discussion. This is a bit confusing, so I'm going to give some examples that we had thought of so far:

    - Post Hogwarts. Are we missing an important part as the characters are removed. In this setting are original characters more important and essential or are we moving away from the cannon. Or do authors try to keep to many cannon characters when Harry and Draco would probably not keep in touch.
    - LeatherTrouser!Draco
    - Super!Harry
    - MPreg in frandom
    - Fanart - you love it, you hate it. What so you think about all thes pics that show one of them naked? Do people like/find them offensive?

We would also continue to have story discussions every once in a while, as well as doing post for good fics of a certain genre and posts for really bad fics of a certain genre.

None of this is set in stone yet, as we are still discussing, but we would really like to know what the group thinks before making any changes.

Mods, rhydwen and elethoniel

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Discussion [
December 15th, 2005 @ 4:26pm
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abundantfear
[ mood | content ]

Welcome To The Real WorldCollapse )

Welcome To The Real World [
December 8th, 2005 @ 10:29am
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abundantfear
[ mood | content ]

Title: Welcome To The Real World
Author: IamtheLizardQueen
Chosen by: AbundantFear
Rating: R
Warnings: None, other than the expected.
Author's Summary: A Harry/Draco romance, set post-Hogwart's in muggle London. Includes red mittens, linoleum, witty retorts, angst, love, dance clubs, strange friends, cooking shows, and coffee (not necessarily in that order)! Well-written and a healthy length.
Link: Her web page does not have the completed version so I'm afraid we must venture into ff.net

Enjoy!

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December 3rd, 2005 @ 4:33pm
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elizabeth_ice
Phoniex SongCollapse )

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November 24th, 2005 @ 10:49pm
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elizabeth_ice
I'm really sorry that you have now had my choice for two stories in a row, but unfortunately I was not able to contact anyone. If you would like to rec any fic please sign up here

Title: Phoenix Song
Author: xylodemon
Chosen by: elizabeth_ice
Rating: nc-17
Warnings: None mentioned
Author's Summary: Certain situations force Draco to reevaluate his alliances. He turns to his former enemies, and finds love in an unexpected place.
Link: ON SKYHAWKE

Saving Draco Malfoy [
November 17th, 2005 @ 8:13pm
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elizabeth_ice
[ mood | calm ]

"Saving Draco Malfoy" was, in my opinion, a truly excellent fic.Read more...Collapse )

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Saving Draco Malfoy [
November 11th, 2005 @ 9:08am
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elizabeth_ice
Title: Saving Draco Malfoy
Author: ddayspring
Chosen by: elizabeth_ice
Rating: R
Warnings: Rape, language, violence, mpreg
Author's Summary: While the Wizarding world waits for Harry Potter to save them, Draco Malfoy decides to save himself.
Link: On livejournal

List of stories discussed on read_harrydraco [
November 10th, 2005 @ 7:05pm
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elizabeth_ice
This is a comprehensive list of all the fics and the discussions that have been read and discussed here at read_harrydraco, with links. I will update every fortnight so that the list stays up to date. I am adding it to the memories as well as putting a link on the info page so that there will be easy access to this page. If you find a broken link please tell me and I will try my best to fixs it. Hope this is helpful for everybody.

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