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13 January 2015 @ 08:38 am
Snowflake Challenge 2015: Day 13  
Day 13: In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.

Last year I wrote this post about firethesound.

This year, there are about a million people I could make this post about, but I'm going to go with dicta_contrion.

Where do I even start? She's only really started posting stuff for the last year or so, but holy cow she's just so talented!

The first thing I read by her was Potter’s Parselprostate (and the Chamber of Secrets) for dracotops_harry. I think it was the fest opener, or at least really early on, and I was just blown away by the hilarious premise made surprisingly not-cracky, the fabulous dialogue, the smoking hot dirty talk, and, my personal favorite, Draco literally fucking the parseltongue out of Harry. So great! I was so eager for reveals to find out who'd written this amazing thing.

I'd been vaguely aware of her before that on tumblr, because she posts awesome quotes from H/D fics. It's such a cool concept and a great way to get visibility to wonderful fics. Plus, it's always fun seeing what quotes she pulls out!

Then, for hp_silencio she wrote Rapture, which is, to date, the only 2nd person POV fic I have read and really loved. The writing here is fucking gorgeous. It's less than 2k but it's like your living in the words.

Recently, she was so super nice and offered to beta some things for me, and working with her on my writing has been such a good experience. She points out all these little things that I hadn't ever really thought of, but make so much sense, and she's been amazingly flexible in dealing with all the random non-H/D pairings I've thrown at her. The fact that she spends so much time helping me with my ventures into fanfic on top of her writing and reading and RL commitments is the actual greatest.

OH! And let's talk about her hd_erised fic, The Vanishing Department, shall we? Because OMG it's seriously AMAZING! I admit, I knew she had birdsofshore, and since birds and I have a lot of likes in common, I was really excited to see what she's come up with, and it was just fantastic. The whole concept of the Vanishing Department still makes me just vibrate with excitement, especially because it was so perfectly fleshed out and felt completely canon. Plus the connection between Draco and Harry is unreal and the sexual tension (and then sex!) is hot like burning.

Plus, I got to meet her in RL, and she was so wonderful! She's one of those people who's just as cool and clever and awesome in person as they seem online.

I just picked a few of my fav fics, but you can check out her AO3 for a complete masterlist of her fabulous writing!
 
 
 
This Bloody Catthis_bloody_cat on January 13th, 2015 04:54 pm (UTC)
YES! YES! YES! This so much ♥ She's a fantastic writer -- and definitely an excellent beta :) Also, If Memory Serves was the first story I ever read of hers, and it's beyond amazing. It's quite possibly my favourite story ever, and God, it gave me all the feels -- it was so wrong and yet so right! Yeah, I'll shut up now. But I fangirl her a little :B
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 13th, 2015 05:02 pm (UTC)
I am such a baby when it comes to angst, so I never read that one, but I've heard such good things!

LOL, you can fangirl her all you like! I'll join you! :D
This Bloody Catthis_bloody_cat on January 13th, 2015 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to angst as well, if I'm honest. I'll admit to MAKING SURE IT HAD A HAPPY ENDING before I even began reading :'D
Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on January 13th, 2015 04:58 pm (UTC)
*seconded all the way* Dicta's writing like owns me.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 13th, 2015 05:03 pm (UTC)
LOL! yes, so true! :D
Bring forth the tale of dicksbirdsofshore on January 13th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, dicta forever! *elbows hordes of fangirls aside to get to the front*
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 13th, 2015 05:31 pm (UTC)
She is rather wonderful!
Marianneeidheann_writes on January 13th, 2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
Seconded! (to last year -- which I think I missed, and this year both! Two lovely lights of fandom. <3)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 13th, 2015 05:39 pm (UTC)
:D

anemonenanemonen on January 13th, 2015 06:42 pm (UTC)
100% seconded this one! She's so talented and so wonderful <3

(Random: I love that you have an airplane!sex and an airport!sex tag :D I just noticed them there to the left while I was writing.)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 13th, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
She totally is! :D

LOL, these are v. important distinctions! I admit I have some pretty random tags that I decide I must create even though they will only be used the once... :D
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 13th, 2015 07:56 pm (UTC)
Potter's Parselprostate!!!!! :D:D:D I remember being awed by it too. And she totally fooled me because the first thing I read by her was "If Memory Serves" for hd_hurtfest - which is written for my prompt, by the way \o/ and it's just so different. She blew me away with it and then Parselprostate, man, she can do everything, yeah? XD

And yes, The Vanishing. She had me at he purple dildo. ^^
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 13th, 2015 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, totally! Her range is incredible; she writes so many different kinds of things so, so well!
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wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 13th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
No! It's been on my to-read list for awhile now though. I love Cruel Intentions! :D
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Dicta Contriondicta_contrion on January 14th, 2015 06:43 am (UTC)
omfg a;ksdfja;skdgjgjlsakfjl!

Coherent thoughts forthcoming after sleep but srsly, omfg grace, you are the best, this is the best. Too many ♥s for words.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 14th, 2015 06:51 pm (UTC)


All true, hon! You deserve all the love! :D
Dicta Contriondicta_contrion on January 14th, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
♥♥♥♥!

Seriously though, my dear. Yesterday sucked - up at 4:30, flight in the sad direction, tons of work, all of it. I got a pingback early in the am and figured you'd posted something I'd beta'd, and was like "awesome, this is exciting, this will be good to see when I finally get on lj today." 22 hours later, I get here and it's this incredibly lovely, thoughtful, kind post about me? With all these lovely comments? It made me smile so hard after such a long, rough day. (Also, at the risk of losing all my cool points: I may have also gotten a little teary.) You are so fucking nice it's unbelievable. And your timing is impeccable. And I'm absolutely thrilled to have been able to write things that you've enjoyed, and beta-ing for you is so much fun and you're so awesome and thoughtful and responsive and growing so quickly and your tumblr is great and your recs are great and you live and in-person are so great and this is quickly descending back into flail but basically: ♥. ♥♥♥♥♥.
wicked smut goddess: Heartsgracerene on January 14th, 2015 09:18 pm (UTC)
<3

Well I'm super happy the timing worked out so well! And you totally don't lose any cool points for getting teary eyed!

You are too lovely and I'm so happy I've gotten to know you and your wonderful writing this past year! :D
huldrejentahuldrejenta on January 14th, 2015 09:33 am (UTC)
I agree completely with everything you say, I've loved every one of her fics that I've read so far. She's a truly talented writer ♥
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 14th, 2015 06:48 pm (UTC)
She so is! :D