gracerene

Recs Masterlist

I have a few different rec lists, so here is a handy-dandy post linking you to all of them. Be warned, I am a huge fan of smut and almost all of my recs are rated R or NC-17, so if you are looking for lower-rated fics, this is not the place for you. This is also almost exclusively slash pairings, though every once in awhile a het pairing manages to sneak its way in there.

I also dabble in fanfic writing, so if you're interested, you can find that HERE.

If you are curious about my likes/dislikes/preferences in fic because you want to make me something (or because you're just nosy), you can find those HERE.

Click HERE for my friending policy.

If any of the links are broken, please let me know!

Harry Potter Fandom
Harry/Draco Rec Masterlist
Harry Potter Rec Masterlist (multiple non-H/D pairings)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (all Credence/Graves)
Art Recs

Teen Wolf Fandom
Derek/Stiles Rec Masterlist
Teen Wolf Rec Masterlist (multiple non-Sterek pairings)

Other Fandoms
All for the Game Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Andrew Neil)
The Avengers Recs (multiple pairings, mostly Steve/Tony)
Check, Please! Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Eric/Jack)
Criminal Minds (multiple slash pairings, mostly Hotch/Reid)
The Dresden Files (all Harry/John)
Heroes Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Peter/Nathan)
The Hobbit Recs (all Bilbo/Thorin)
Hunger Games Recs (multiple pairings, mostly Katniss/Peeta)
Inception Recs (all Arthur/Eames)
James Bond Recs (all Bond/Q)
Kingsman Recs (all Eggsy/Harry)
Lord of the Rings Recs (multiple slash pairings)
Merlin Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Arthur/Merlin)
One Direction & BBC Radio 1 (Multiple slash pairings, mostly Harry/Nick)
Percy Jackson Recs (multiple slash pairings)
The Raven Cycle Recs (all Adam/Ronan)
Shadowhunters/The Mortal Instruments Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Alec/Magnus)
Sherlock (BBC) Recs (all John/Sherlock)
Smallville Recs (all Clark/Lex)
A Song of Ice and Fire Recs (multiple pairings)
Spartacus Recs (all Agron/Nasir)
Star Trek (AOS) Recs (all Kirk/Spock)
Starfighter Fic Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Abel/Cain)
Supernatural Fic Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Castiel/Dean & Dean/Sam)
Temeraire Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Laurence/Tharkay)
Thor Recs (all Loki/Thor)
The Vampire Diaries Recs (all Alaric/Damon)
X-Men Recs (all Charles/Erik)
Venom Recs (all Eddie/Venom)
Misc. Recs (multiple fandoms & pairing types)
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My Likes and Dislikes in Fanfic

I read in a ton of fandoms, but this is mostly geared towards Harry Potter. Most of these likes are pretty general, but they hold most true for my OTPs (in HP's case Harry/Draco and James Sirius/Teddy). I'm a lot less particular when it comes to the other pairings I enjoy.

And, of course, this is just a list of my general preferences. For just about all of my "dislikes" I can think of fabulous exceptions. If you are making something for me, I can pretty much guarantee I'm going to love it! <3

Tons of thanks to birdsofshore, from whom I stole this format/organization of ideas.

For a more generalized cross-fandom list of likes/dislikes, you can go HERE.

For a list of unclaimed prompts that I've left for various Harry Potter fests, you can go HERE.

updated March 2016

[Pairings]Favourite Pairings:

Harry/Draco is my OTP and I love them to pieces
Teddy/James Sirius is my favorite after Harry/Draco. I love a BFF friendship between them that evolves into more. With all the mutual pining and but he’s practically my brother and what will our family say that goes along with it. :D
Slash Cross Gen (In general) I like this best when the older guy is a bit more dominant/predatory with a more innocent younger guy, or with a more seductive younger character with a guilty/reluctant but can’t resist older guy. Favorite pairings include: Harry/Sirius, Draco/Severus, Draco/Albus Severus or James Sirius, & Charlie/Teddy [The only Cross Gen pairing that really comes to mind as a no-go is Harry/Scorpius]
Any pairing that shows up on any of my recs lists: A few favorites are James Sirius/Albus Severus, James/Sirius, Harry/Ron, Albus/Gellert, & Charlie/Draco
Secondary Pairings: When it comes to secondary pairings, I generally prefer canon couples. I'm actually much pickier about my secondary pairings that I am about the primary pairings I read, especially for Harry. If he isn't in the main pairing, I really only want to see him with Draco (provided Draco isn't in the main pairing either) or Ginny.


[Squicks]Squicks:

Infidelity (especially between Harry/Draco, I'm more okay with them cheating on their wives to be together, but still not my favorite of things)
Major Character Death (this is a pretty hard no)
Child death (miscarriages, fics where a child has died, or fics dealing with the aftermath of child death)
Rape/non-con (especially between Harry and Draco)
Unhappy endings (though ambiguous is generally okay, especially if hopeful)
Harry with any woman other than Ginny (mentioned in passing/in the past is okay, but not as a large part of a fic or a main pairing, even a secondary pairing)
Harry/Scorpius or James Sirius/Scorpius (pretty much my two main NOTPs)


[Dislikes]Things I would rather not read:

Mpreg (doesn't usually grab me--I'm pretty particular--but I prefer preg!Harry)
Heavy angst (I don't find suffering/angst to be at all cathartic)
Polyamory (just more of a pairings person, also not a huge fan of threesomes w/ my OTP generally speaking)
Breakup!Fic (for some reason this trope just depresses me)
Kid!Fic (not generally a fan of kid-centric H/D fic or overly cute children)
Character bashing (especially Ron and Hermione bashing)
Wand Insertion (IDK what to call this one , but please don't stick wands up any orifices...)
Genderplay (fics that focus on gender/gender identity tend to be more complicated for me due to personal reasons, so if you're writing a fic for me, I'd probably recommend you avoid it unless you know me really well. I'm also not generally a fan of fics that feature either Harry or Draco as a cis girl.)
Draco with long hair (this one's a bit silly, I know)
2nd person POV (generally speaking. I've read a few I've enjoyed, but it's a harder sell)
Sexual Terms (a few specifics: not crazy about men calling each other their "bitch" in a sexual context, please don't refer to assholes as a man's pussy/cunt, please don't use the spelling cum)
Fics without sex (this one is more "in general")
• This last one is pretty Harry specific, but I really prefer when Harry has never been involved with or at least never been in love with another man, and, to a lesser extent any women other than Ginny. I don't know why, but Harry being in love with somebody other than Draco makes me feel kind of gross. Except for Ginny. I can handle him just fine with Ginny. Not as bothered by it in Draco's case.

Tropes that aren’t my favorite:

• amnesia!fic
• rentboy!fic
• big gay hogwarts
• down and out!draco
• de-aging
• match-making
• time travel

• body swap


[Likes]General likes:

• Witty dialogue and banter
• Getting-together fics
• PWP, long!fic, short!fic, plotty!fic (ALL THE FIC)
• UST (especially when eventually resolved)
• 8th year Hogwarts, Immediately Post-War, and Post-Hogwarts are my favorites. I prefer the boys somewhat younger, early-mid 20's
• I enjoy Epilogue Compliant as well, but the others are my preferred Eras
• Pining
• Tattoos and scars
• Glasses!Draco
• Leather Jacket!Harry (+ Sirius’ motorcycle...)
• Acknowledgment of Harry’s crappy childhood, how that affects him in life
• Draco being a little bit taller, Harry being a bit more muscular
• Wearing each other's clothing
• Clever/Bookish/Brainy Draco
• Competent/Intelligent Harry
• Unusual jobs when done believably
• I have a thing for wrists and throats, characters being drawn to them, wrists being pinned to a surface, hands splayed possessively over a throat, exposed necks and collarbones...
• Draco having a support system in his Slytherin friends. I really prefer when they are a bit suspicious/mistrusting of Harry & co. Not hostile, but I don't love when Draco's "people" seem to be better friends with Harry than with Draco.
• I love Ron and Hermione, together and separately. If not together, I prefer straight!Ron and I really love lesbian!Hermione or don’t-need-no-man!Hermione (lesbian!Ginny is also great)

Favorite Tropes:

Creature!Fic: Veela, Werewolves, Vampires, bring it on! Slight preference for Creature!Draco
Forced proximity: Confined spaces, shared bed, forced to work/room together
Bonding!fic: Forced, accidental, physical, mental, it's all good!
Sex for ~reasons~: Sex magic, sex compulsion, fuck or die, sex pollen
Quidditch!fic: With all the sexy uniforms, rivalries, and locker room/shower!sex

Technical Things:

3rd person POV is my preferred tense (I also like 1st person, but it can be a bit more hit or miss for me, 2nd person is my least favorite but, again, I've read some brilliant ones)
Past and Present Tense are equally wonderful
Linear timelines (I like non-linear when it's relatively straightforward. I don't enjoy feeling confused about when things are happening; I'm too much of a control freak)

Things I adore (mostly in smut):

• DIRTY TALK
• BDSM: D/s dynamics, spanking, paddling, blindfolds, handcuffs, collars, ropes, restraints, kneeling, orgasm denial
• Blow jobs, especially on knees. Also love a good face-fucking (in fic)
• Intercrural and intergluteal sex
• Arse play, rimming, fingering, especially after having sex or when slightly sore (from previously having sex)
• Biting/Marking
• Rough or angry sex
• Sleepy sex and somnophilia
• Tender and intense sex
• Sex in places that aren’t the bed (Shower sex, wall sex, table sex, desk sex...)
• a/b/o dynamics, including, but not limited to: knotting, heat cycles, claiming, mates, etc.
• Power play. Inequality (in the bedroom).
• Age disparity. Cross gen.
• Professor/student, boss/employee, other power play scenarios
• Basically I just really have a thing for scenarios where the characters shouldn't be having sex/want to have sex.
• Dub con. I really adore dub con. Especially when the one getting it ends up really desperate for it.
• Praise!kink and to some extent daddy!kink (I really don’t like daddy kink for H/D at all though, and I prefer a lighter hand when used in general)
• Uniforms: boots, leather, buttons, buckles, gloves
• Thin nightshirts
• Partially clothed sex
• Cross-dressing is hit-or-miss for me, but for some reason I love a bit of panty!kink

• First times. Inexperience. Clumsiness. Innocence. Awkwardness. Nervousness. Either both partners are nervous or one being more composed and experienced. (if it's H/D, I generally prefer Draco to be the more experienced one).


[Sex Roles]Topping/Bottoming:

• When it comes to H/D I don’t mind who does what, and my preference is for switching, either explicitly shown or implied. That being said, I do adore top!Draco, if I had to pick just one. When it comes to Cross Gen, I tend to prefer the older character topping.

BDSM roles:

I tend to enjoy stories with Draco as the Dom. I believe Draco's vulnerabilities and disenfranchisement after the War would make him naturally want to take the dominating role. Likewise, I see Harry finding great relief and satisfaction in letting go as a sub. I have a really difficult time buying Harry as a Dom lately, for a plethora of reasons, so if that's what you prefer to write, it's probably best to stay away from BDSM-type things for me. :) [italicized part belongs to birdsofshore because I could not have put it any better]
HP: Slytherin

Fanfic Masterlist

PLEASE NOTE: As of December 2016 this page is no longer being updated. I cross-post everything to AO3, and it doesn't really make sense for me to continuously update this page, when AO3 functions perfectly well as an archive of my work.

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gracerene

Wednesday Words

Another slow week, but that was kind of to be expected. Between finishing up my trip and flying home and recovering from said trip and preparing for another one far too soon, I've been a bit depleted. And, TBH, I don't anticipate getting much writing done for the foreseeable future, but I've got a couple of low-stress projects on that I'd like to at least pick at.

Weekly Word Count (10/20-10/26) = 3,128
  • Wincest Does New Mexico: vaguely outlined.

  • Drarry Plotbunny: finished first scene and started second!

Next Week's Goals
  • Wincest Weed!Fic: send to beta

  • S1 Wincest Missing Scene: send to beta.

  • Drarry Plotbunny: finish draft and send to beta

  • Potential Anti-Advent!Fic: finish current scene. I've pretty much decided this won't be happening for advent, but I definitely want to finish and post at some point, probably next year.

  • A Relationship Unravels: go through edits if I get back from beta.

  • S8 Wincest Feelz: final read-through and post!
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HP: Ravenclaw/Books

What I'm Reading

What did you recently finish reading?

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell
Recent non-fiction read and I absolutely loved it! This author is great and I honestly learned so much from this book!

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
Recent non-fiction read and I enjoyed it! Super short, but a great primer on why we should abolish the gender binary with helpful rebuttals to common arguments.

Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
Most recent read for my Around the World Reading Challenge for Canada. I thought it was brilliant!

The Inconvenient Count (Imperial Space Regency #3) by Kai Butler
Enjoyable conclusion to this MM romance sci-fi regency series!

What are you currently reading?

All Made Up: The Power and Pitfalls of Beauty Culture, from Cleopatra to Kim Kardashian by Rae Nudson
Current non-fiction read.

Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
Current audiobook listen.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight by Lindo Bacon & Lucy Aphramor
Next non-fiction read.

Black Stone by Grace Mera Molisa
A book of poetry for my Around the World Reading Challenge for Vanuatu.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
New(ish) FF romance by the author of Red, White, and Royal Blue, which everybody and their mother loved and I had some big issues with. But a lot of what I had a problem with in that book I don't actually think should be relevant in this one, so I'm hopeful!

Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
Next Pulitzer Prize Winner.

The Lights on Knockbridge Lane
(Garnet Run #3)
by Roan Parrish

Next MM Romance read. I love this author but this series hasn't been working great for me so I'm keeping my expectations low. This entry was originally posted here on Dreamwidth. Please comment there using OpenID
gracerene

(Late) Wednesday Words

Even less productive than anticipated, LOL. I'm in the middle of a trip which has been wonderful but between packing/prepping and then traveling/enjoying myself, writing time has not been happening. Which is mildly concerning if I want to meet some of my self-imposed deadlines, but also, if I end up pushing them back, I'm fine with that.

Weekly Word Count (10/13-10/19) = 1,055
  • Potential Anti-Advent!Fic: fiddled around with the outline a bit, panicked, finished a partially written scene & began the next one.

  • S1 Wincest Missing Scene: went through initial edits.

  • Drarry Plotbunny: outlined!

Next Week's Goals
  • Wincest Weed!Fic: send to beta

  • S1 Wincest Missing Scene: send to beta.

  • Drarry Plotbunny: start draft! Would love to finish, but at the very least I am hoping to get through the first scene.

  • Potential Anti-Advent!Fic: finish current scene.

  • A Relationship Unravels: go through edits if I get back from beta.
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HP: Ravenclaw/Books

What I'm Reading

What did you recently finish reading?

The Stranger by Albert Camus
Most recent read for my Around the World Reading Challenge for Algeria. This has been on my TBR list for years so I was happy to fit it into my challenge, and I ended up quite enjoying this novella!

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Fun set of short stories set in the Inheritance Cycle universe!

The Underdog (Better With You Book 3) by Briar Prescott
MM Romance read that I mostly enjoyed, but there was some diet culture rhetoric/subtle anti-fat bias that put me off a bit.

What are you currently reading?

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell
Current non-fiction read.

Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
Current audiobook listen.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
Next non-fiction read.

Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
Next for my Around the World Reading Challenge for Canada.

The Inconvenient Count (Imperial Space Regency #3) by Kai Butler
Next MM Romance read.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
New(ish) FF romance by the author of Red, White, and Royal Blue, which everybody and their mother loved and I had some big issues with. But a lot of what I had a problem with in that book I don't actually think should be relevant in this one, so I'm hopeful! This entry was originally posted here on Dreamwidth. Please comment there using OpenID
gracerene

Wednesday Words

Ehh, not quite as many words as I was hoping for, but not terrible. I'm at a super dialogue-heavy part of my long!fic right now, which I usually struggle with on the first pass, and that's the case here. Right now I'm basically just writing out straight dialogue to try and get it down on the screen and then I'm going to have to do massive revisions down the road, but trying to write more fully right now for these parts just isn't working. Starting to get a little concerned that I might not make it in time for Advent posting, but there's still a good six weeks so maybe I can pull it off...

Weekly Word Count (10/6-10/12) = 4,015
  • Potential Anti-Advent!Fic: wrote one scene and part of another.

  • [tumblr.com profile] hpkinktober: went through final edits and posted! You can read it here!

  • S8 Wincest Feelz: got back from beta and went through edits.

  • S1 Wincest Missing Scene: outlined and wrote first draft.

Next Week's Goals
  • Wincest Weed!Fic: send to beta

  • Potential Anti-Advent!Fic: finish current scene and write two others.

  • A Relationship Unravels: go through edits if I get back from beta.

  • S1 Wincest Missing Scene: go through initial edits.
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gracerene

FIC: Takedown (James Sirius/Teddy, Explicit)

Title: Takedown
Author: [personal profile] gracerene
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: James Sirius/Teddy
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: ~1,650
Content/Warnings: established relationship, duelling, Auror Trainee James, Auror Teddy, endearments, semi-public!sex, frottage, floor!sex, references to blindfolds and light bondage
Summary: With James's Auror Trainee Exams coming up, Teddy's offered to help him work in some extra duelling practice, with some predictably smutty results.
Notes: Written for the [tumblr.com profile] hpkinktober 2021 Day 12 Duelling

I've been looking for a reason to write my yearly Jeddy fic and I figured Kinktober would be the perfect excuse. In looking at the list of prompts, "Duelling" immediately sparked a plot bunny and here we are. This takes place in the same universe as my Jeddy ficlet, Just Say the Word but works perfectly well as a standalone :D

Thanks to the lovely [archiveofourown.org profile] DevilRising for giving this a once-over!

Read on AO3

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What I'm Reading

What did you recently finish reading?

Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girl's Guide to Living Life Unapologetically by Stephanie Yeboah
Most recent non-fiction read and I found it a bit underwhelming. Loved the intersectionality aspect, but it's quite surface-level and a little too misery-filled for my tastes.

Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman by Malidoma Patrice Somé
Most recent read for my Around the World Reading Challenge for Burkina Faso. Really fascinating and well written, though it's not generally content I really gravitate towards.

Puck Drills & Quick Thrills (CU Hockey Book 5) by Eden Finley & Saxon James 
This series was really hit or miss for me, but this one was right up my alley!

What are you currently reading?

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell
Current non-fiction read.

Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
Current audiobook listen.

The Vampire's Club Series by X. Aratare
Current MM romance series read. Vampires, in honor of spooky season, lol. Currently through 5/7 books.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
Next non-fiction read.

The Stranger by Albert Camus
Next for my Around the World Reading Challenge for Algeria, I think. I've actually had this on my TBR for years and put it on hold at the library on a whim since it's a shorter read, and then realized it actually works for Algeria! I'd been planning to read something else for that country, but if I can kill two birds with one book, why not?

The Underdog (Better With You Book 3) by Briar Prescott
Next MM Romance read.

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Since I've finished up the Inheritance Cycle with my mini-book club, we decided to read this collection of short stories set in the same world! This entry was originally posted here on Dreamwidth. Please comment there using OpenID