Post at least three recs for fanworks that you have created.Resting With The Enemy
. Ron/Draco, ~11k words, Mature. Summary: (Pre-)eighth-year hurt/comfort. Ron’s used to obsessive people, but this is something else.
This is probably my favourite of my own fics? Lots of nice turns of phrase, and it’s the only one of mine I actually reread from time to time - basically because I love reading hurt/comfort but I don’t write it much, and I find it comforting.
This is my favourite Ron I’ve ever written - Resting With The Enemy has a lot in common with Unforgivable, another Ron/Draco fic of mine about people coming back to fix up Hogwarts and Draco barely coping, and Ron reacting. But this Ron is at the other end of the spectrum in terms of coping with his own issues and recognising Draco’s vulnerability. It has the line Malfoy didn’t look innocent. But he looked vulnerable, and that was enough.
And like. That’s so much of my ethics and my id right there, honestly.Skanc Alley
. Ron/Draco, ~2700 words, Explicit. Summary: Ron wants to roleplay him having rentboy!Draco. Draco doesn’t get it.
Short and funny - I seem to do best at witty banter with this pairing! It’s also an example of when a kink - paying for sex, in this case - fits a pairing perfectly and illuminates their dynamic. Because Ron and Draco together would have some Stuff around class, honestly this is probably an unrealistically fun and comfortable conversation/channelling of all that. But whatever they’re super in love. Plus I like that they talk about the fantasy and get off without actually doing it, cos I think that’s realistic.Student Digs
. Harry/Draco, ~4100 words, Explicit; spanking, very light dom/sub. Summary: Harry’s living in student accommodation
. Just the phrase makes Draco shudder.
Fluffy kink: more or less my raison d’etre in fandom. I think this is probably the funniest thing I’ve written. It’s first-person which is probably off-putting to people, but it’s got a strong voice, which isn’t something I’ve done a lot so it’s nice to feel like I’ve pulled it off. I like the sense of Harry and Draco in a strong relationship with their past unforgotten, and Draco being a snobby shit. Plus, porn.This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/369368.html. Comment wherever you like :)
In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
Late but not out!
I rewatched Kingsglaive
yesterday, both for the purposes of Ardyn voice and because it’s great. And I’ve written SO MUCH about it hahaha which I’ll have to post later! Because this asked for something like a SCENE from a movie, which is clearly the right idea because I’ve written so many words about Kingsglaive and it’s not even close to done.
So ( let’s talk about the party scene from KingsglaiveCollapse )This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/368941.html. Comment wherever you like :)
CW for discussion of suicide
I’m. Ugh. I understand they mean it helpfully, but I wish people wouldn’t say “it's not personal” when talking about bigoted views. Maybe it’s not personal for those bigots, or the people who mean that kindly but as a reason I should be calmer about it all; but IT IS FOR ME. They want me, personally, to not have full rights over my body or as a citizen; it is my actual personal friends who would lose access to protection and life-saving healthcare. IT IS PERSONAL FOR ME.
This particular example was on the subject of mental health care, and queer people, and the 48% of trans people who have attempted suicide. And me thinking about the trans people I know and love, and/or like and respect, and totting up numbers. Thinking about the people I might have known and loved if they hadn’t killed themselves before I could.
IT IS PERSONAL.This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/368445.html. Comment wherever you like :)
I don’t know if this is people’s assumptions or I’m just watching the “wrong” musicals but every time someone says they find musicals too happy and pat, I’m like... Rent? Wicked? Les Mis? Hamilton? Sweeney Todd? Into The Woods? I mean it’s way easier for me to think of ones where people die and things don’t really get fixed.This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/368165.html. Comment wherever you like :)
Leave feedback for a fanwork. Or multiple fanworks. It can be as simple as I liked this to a detailed list of all the things you loved about the fanwork. The key is to leave some sort of feedback.
If you've already left feedback in the course of a previous challenge, it totally counts. But you're free to leave more feedback.
Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!" If you feel so inclined, leave a link to the fanwork you left feedback for so others can check it out.
Did the thing!Day 7:
In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.
AhhhhhhhhhhThis was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/367619.html. Comment wherever you like :)
In your own space, create a fannish wishlist. No limits on size or type of fanwork; just tell us what you’d like to see. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. And if you grant a wish, do the same thing!
1. More tropey femmeslash. I waaaaaaant. I think fandom would be better if there was more tropey femmeslash in general, but I personally would like turned-into-a-dog!Kara/turned-into-a-cat!C
at, bodyguard!Aranea/Luna, and sharing-a-bed Luna/Cindy.
2. More comforty hurt/comfort in FFXV. I mean, I love the hurt/comfort we have and I don’t want it to change, but we could add more! And some of it could be more healing! My god there is SO MUCH HURT in the ratio in this fandom!!! Is it because to be in this fandom you have to accept/enjoy horrible things happening to your darling faves??? Did Square Enix give us all Stockholm Syndrome???
3. Gladio and Ignis being dorks. It’s canon, people. I do see a lot of it, to be fair… but I want MOAR. Like, them trying to be the mum and dad friends and failing massively plz <333Day 5
Recommend a fannish or creative resource. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
I have three I want to mention, in fact.How to save FFnet reviews quickly
. I must admit I’ve yet to get round to this - I saved it under ‘tutorials’ and never dug it out again - but it’s a helpful thing to know about for sho.
2. Writingwithcolor.tumblr.com - this is a fantastic resource. Check through the FAQs and tags before sending a new question!
3. How to filter OUT tags on an AO3 search, manually or automatically
.This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/367430.html. Comment wherever you like :)
I just left some prompts over at hpkinkfest
:D :D :D
I might leave more, actually - a kinkfest without me prompting spanking would just feel wrong - but forced orgasm and nipple torture are up there. Day 3
In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
I thought I’d rec three things from three different great winter fests.Something To Talk About
. Lee Mack/Noel Fielding & various British comics and comic-adjacent people; 8000 words; Teen. Summary: The announcement nobody was expecting; the friendship no one understands.
RPF’s not generally my thing, but I love how familiar this all feels (it’s about my culture, it’s for meeee) and the different voices (especially Victoria Coren’s and Dara O’Briain’s) and how it gets at both the closeness and the incestuous gossipyness of the London comedy scene.Underwear for Christmas
by Anonymous. M/M; Teen. Summary: Even this underwear seems to be unwanted.
Cake art! Art made of cake! And it’s very beautifully done and hilarious too! I’m a big fan of the dirty joke of boxers saying dissendium
, too - according to the Potter wiki, “Dissendium
was the incantation of a charm that revealed hidden passageways.” Don’t Be Nervous
by Anonymous. Harry/Draco; G. Summary: Sometimes it just takes a hug and some calming words from your loved one.
This is incredibly sweet. I love the colour palette and the clothes and especially the use of lighting, and the “subtle romance” who_la_whoop
requested, and the beautiful ball behind them being blurred and backgroundish: it's not important, the connection between them is.This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/367245.html. Comment wherever you like :)
It’s The Lack Of Thought That CountsWord count:
Ignis/Gladio/Prompto (although you could read it as gen)Rating:
World of Ruin. Gladio got Prompto a present, and Iggy is somewhat annoyed. Content:
fluff in the darknessAuthor’s Notes:
It’s not Christmassy or anything but it is about present-giving, so have an Epiphany fanfic.
This can be read as gen or preslash or established relationship - I normally hate that, because I think if it's that ambiguous it's unlikely to be sharply characterised, but they're so much a unit in canon that... *shrugs*On AO3( It’s The Lack Of Thought That CountsCollapse )This was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/366878.html. Comment wherever you like :)
Ahhhh! I truly thought I’d already posted about at least some of this, but that was during the only-sort-of-internet era, so apparently not. I AM A STAIN UPON MY FAMILY’S HONOUR. On the plus side, today is the last day of Christmas so it sort of fits????
I got really lovely Christmas cards; januarium
and her husband A sent me one with a hilarious and horrifying injoke inside, enchanted_jae
sent me sparkly giraffes, themightyflynn
sent me DELIGHTFUL cheesy Aussie Christmasness with a koala in a santa hat, kitschful
sent me white-and-silver-and-blue winter elegance and wishes for a less fucked-up world, knowmefirst
sent me sparkly snowflakes, wickedblonde
sent me elegant little Danish children getting some Christmas greenery, and writcraft
sent me the cutest little doe <3 Vix, your card appears to have vanished at some point in the un-blutacking from my walls process :( But I remember liking it!!! And someone sent me a collage-y card with a Prongs on it, but I can’t read the handwriting on the name!!! Sorry! I like it a lot!
The Christmas cards were lovely and made me smile whenever I looked at them :D Which was a lot. Thank you all.
And I also
got fic, because I am spoilt rotten :DMidnight
. Harry/Draco; ~500 words; G. Summary: It's snowing on Christmas Eve.
This is for me and it’s SO SWEET <333 I love the slight sense of the numinous and creepy, which I think is a part of all the best Christmas things, and the acknowledgement that London rarely sees snow! And a family Christmas with Teddy coming, d'awwwww! Showing Off
. Ron/Draco; ~1300 words; Explicit; D/s, exhibitionism & voyeurism, humiliation, spanking, bondage. Summary: Ron and Draco in a sex club.
OMG. So titti
’s fic In Which Weasley and Draco Meet in a Sex Club
is one of very favourite pieces of PWP ever - it’s taut and intense and dodgy and kinky and blazing hot, and shows why they’re both getting what they need from each other. AND THIS IS IN THE SAME UNIVERSE. Only even kinkier and hotter.
They’re in a relationship and back at the sex club, and they see Draco’s good friend Theo, and Ron loves humiliating Draco and Draco loves being humiliated, so we know what’s about to happen. I love Draco's uncertainty, and Ron being so ruthless in pushing his limits and Draco knowing there's just no escape for him - but then Draco's so happy and subspacey and the fluffy D/s of it all, I looove it. And so many perfect realistic details, like the way the bondage keeps him off-balance.
Also, Ron talking to Draco's friend like they're good mates and discussing Draco's arse? I CANNOT. I CANNOT AT ALL. And omg Ron giving people permission to touch him then sending them away ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhThis was originally posted at https://lokifan.dreamwidth.org/366790.html. Comment wherever you like :)