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The [livejournal.com profile] hd_owlpost fest showered us with so many lovely little fics this winter and just posted their masterlist today. So I'm taking the opportunity to rec a few fics from the fest I especially enjoyed :)



favicon Sorting Out Their Priorities by [livejournal.com profile] sassy_cissa ( NC-17 | 2,600 ) 9-Jan-2017
Summary: When a foreign dignitary makes a move on Harry, Draco does whatever is necessary to stake his claim.
The best kind of PWP. You feel like you know these characters and the situation feels warranted. Plus it's hot, super hot :)


favicon Six Christmases by [livejournal.com profile] thistle_verse ( R | 4,800 ) 3-Dec-2016
Summary: A year ago— even a few months ago— Harry would have heeded the note of warning in Malfoy’s voice. He would have been more careful. But care, he thought now, twisted and flowed with the change in landscape; like magic, it fed on a continual change of form.
This was incredibly lovely. So nicely told, and their character growth carefully built up over the years.


favicon Ribbons and Bows by [livejournal.com profile] lauren3210 ( NC-17 | 1,600 ) 15-Dec-2016
Summary: Harry comes home from work to a prettily wrapped surprise
PWP, but done very well. Hot and lovely.


favicon Heat of the Moment by [livejournal.com profile] writcraft ( NC-17 | 2,250 ) 4-Feb-2017
Summary: Harry’s never felt much like an Alpha but that all changes when Draco Malfoy turns up on his doorstep, asking Harry for help.
Hot and fun. Good ABO dynamics. Makes you wish for more :)


favicon Exposure by [livejournal.com profile] kittyaugust ( PG | 910 ) 8-Jan-2017
Summary: Snow at Christmas time can be a luxuriously tempting thing.
Lovely little scene. Very sweet, and hints at so much backstory I want to know!


favicon Christmas Presents by [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09 ( PG | 1,600 ) 16-Dec-2016
Summary: Draco reflects on what Christmas has meant to him over the years.
This was beautifully told, and created a clear depiction of who Draco was then and who he is now. Really moving, especially the way Harry stood up for him in court. Pre-slash, with a not-yet-happy ending.
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What follows is a list of my picks for the best Drarry fanfiction of 2015
(37 fics, sorted by date published)

Note: There are so many lists of favorite Harry/Draco fanfiction, but I'm doing something a little different. Rather than create a list based on genre or length or era or whatever, I've decided to do a series of "best-of X year" lists. This means the year the work was published not the year I read it.

Once again, this list was hard to pare down! I read more fanfic published in 2015 than in any other year, and between my LJ blog and [livejournal.com profile] hd_storyroom, I recced 93 Drarry fics from 2015. Consequently lots of good fics aren't included on this list. In the end any list is just an arbitrary thing based on one person's no doubt flawed opinion. It says nothing about the quality of any fics not on it!

More lists:

2015 list--click to expand )

General notes:

  • The "original post" column provides links to the first place I can find evidence of the work online. However, it can be really tough to determine when and where a work was first published (see my rant here: Dates Matter). So it could be that a fic was actually published earlier somewhere else and I didn't know it. Corrections are welcome.
  • I've read a lot of HD fiction, but I certainly haven't read it all, so if I've left off something you think I shouldn't have, I'm happy for you to let me know.
  • I may continue to add works to this list but I will try to keep the total number to something reasonable. (On the challenge of maintaining lists)
  • My goal is to add lists for other years as well, time permitting.

How my fic preferences will skew the lists:

  • I tend to like fics which contain explicit sex, so the list will probably skew that way. However, I prefer that there be an actual plot, not just sex, and I read PG rated fics too--just fewer of them.
  • I like almost all the standard tropes, but I don't usually go for non-magical AUs, unhappy endings, dark!fic, or threesomes
  • I don't give a toss who's on top or bottom, so you'll find both here.
  • I shy away from epic-length fanfiction unless I'm very confident in the author, so most of my recs will be less than 100,000 words.
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There was an abundance of lovely fics, ficlets, and art to be had all through December as part of [livejournal.com profile] hd_owlpost! I was especially lucky to get three amazing gifts this year, which I previously recced here - go read :) But other people got lovely gifts as well, and so I'm reccing my favorites of the gifts that weren't for me below :)



Fics over 4,000 words

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Fics under 2,500 words

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Eighth year is a popular era, so I'm doing more eighth year recs :) These are all drabbles and ficlets (less than 1000 words) which nevertheless manage to deliver great scenes and images.



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For today's rectober post, I've picked some of my favorite humorous Drarry fics. Because pub dates is my thing, these are all from 2013 and 2014 :)



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"But snowgall," I hear you saying, "What about The Four Ds of Apparition (or: Destination, Determination, Deliberation, and Dicks) by [livejournal.com profile] eidheann_writes and [livejournal.com profile] firethesound? Isn't that hilarious too?"
YES IT IS. But (a) it's from 2015 and (b) I just recced it two months ago. Haven't you been paying attention? :D




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The first [livejournal.com profile] hd_eighthyear fest just finished, and I was so excited to read fics from my favorite era every day! Here are my favorites from the fest.


favicon Dear Diary by [livejournal.com profile] awickedmemory ( PG | 20,000 )
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favicon Two Weeks and Four Walls by [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09 ( R | 7,000 )
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favicon Of Infinite Longings by [livejournal.com profile] lauren3210 ( R | 6,600 )
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favicon It Was Always You by [livejournal.com profile] citrus_lime ( PG-13 | ART + drabble )
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Another enjoyable [livejournal.com profile] hd_smoochfest has come and gone, giving us lots of wonderful fics to read. Here are my favorites from this year's fest.


favicon Make My Demons Run by [livejournal.com profile] lauren3210, NC-17, 28,000 words
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favicon An Aching Soul by [livejournal.com profile] writcraft, NC-17, 15,000 words
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favicon The Art of Perfection by [livejournal.com profile] create_serenity, PG-13, 19,200 words
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favicon Somebody to Love by [livejournal.com profile] khasael, PG, 31,400 words
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favicon All My Hours by [livejournal.com profile] cassie_black12, PG-13, 4,600 words
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favicon Like Sparkling Wine by [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09, PG, 1,300 words
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