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08 November 2014 @ 10:00 am
H/D Career Fair 2014 Recs  
hd_fan_fair is one of my absolute favorite fests, because the rotating themes really allow for a ton of creativity and there is always a lot of really interesting and unique fic/art! This year's Career fair was no different and man, it was a busy October trying to keep up with all of the awesome fic and art! It was a bit of a struggle trying to pick my favorites, so I definitely suggest checking out this year's masterlist and perusing all of Harry and Draco's super clever careers! :D





Title: Paint it Red
Author: dicta_contrion
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5k
Career Choices: Harry: Private Investigator; Draco: Graffiti Artist
Warnings/Content: unusual jobs, bottom!draco, first person POV, hd career fair 2014
Summary: Draco's a graffiti artist with a bone to pick. Harry's the P.I. tasked with catching him. Or, apparently, stalking him all over town, asking a lot of questions, and showing surprising artistic talent.
Really beautifully written fic. Draco's POV is just flawless and gorgeous and the way the paint is used is lovely. One of those fics where the words just sort of sink into you.

Title: Harry's Herbaceous Borders
Author: nympha_alba
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Neville/Luna, Ron/Hermione, mention of past Harry/OMCs
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~8k
Career Choices: Harry is a florist; Draco is a gardener.
Warnings/Content Notes: unusual careers, hd career fair 2014
Summary: When Luna asks Harry to make her bridal bouquet with lotus and roses, he is prepared to do anything to fulfill her wish – even if it means going to Malfoy Manor…
Oh this is just gorgeous. I loved the soft, quiet tone, perfectly emphasized by their careers. Draco and Harry were just so lovely here and I adored their connection and their ability to move past the past. The way you can just see Harry falling for Draco is so lovely.

Title: Aural Gratification
Author: birdsofshore
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Ron/Hermione, past Harry/Ginny (brief mentions)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~11,000
Career Choices: Harry: Ministry of Magic desk job; Draco: m/m romance narrator
Warnings/Content: mild internalised homophobia, first time, bottom!harry, sex toys, closet!sex, aural!kink, hd career fair 2014
Summary: Harry's not gay – he just likes listening to exciting stories about Aurors. It's not his fault that the narrator's voice is so smooth, so expressive... and really rather hot.
Holy shit, this fic is UN-freaking-believable, there are just no words. Hot as fuck, with sexy dirty talk and a Harry who may not realize he is gay at the beginning of the fic, but he sure as hell is okay with it by the end. It's light and fun and I really cannot stress enough how hot it is.

Title: A Most Unexpected Object
Author: astardanced77
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, background Blaise/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, mention of past Blaise/Draco
Rating: R
Word Count: 13,800
Career Choices: Harry: representative to the International Confederation of Wizards; Draco: Deputy head, Magical Maintenance
Warnings/Content: unusual jobs, hd career fair 2014
Summary: In all his years at the Ministry, Draco has never seen anything like it. Typical that it should turn up in Potter's bin.
A really lovely read! I was a bit skeptical about the jobs, but they are so believable! I really loved Harry's reasons for wanting to work with other countries. Draco managing his department was really wonderful to see and I loved his staff, and their camaraderie. Wonderfully paced relationship development between Harry and Draco.

Title: The Critiquer
Author: dysonrules
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 24,500
Career Choices: Harry: Shiftless layabout; Draco: Cock Critiquer
Warnings/Content: Graphic NWS gifs, unusual jobs, bottom!draco, hd career fair 2014
Summary: When Harry submits his cock photo to a renowned Cock Critiquer and gets a terrible review, he decides to take a photography class to hopefully improve his skills.
This fic!! OMG this was just a ton of fun and I could not stop smiling throughout. I love how believable Draco's job as a cock critiquer is and I really loved him as a photography teacher as well. Harry's determination and dedication to learning photography (so that he could take a better picture of his cock) was just fabulous, and I adored how light and playful the sex was.

Title: The Boy and the Sleeping Prince
Author: writcraft
Artist: phoenixacid
Pairing(s): Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, background Neville Longbottom/Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~25k for main story / ~1k for the fairy tale
Art Medium: Graphite
Career Choices: Harry: Illustrator; Draco: Writer
Warnings/Content: unusual jobs, author!draco, bottom!draco
Summary: Harry is miserable and tired of being an Auror, coasting through life until he’s forced to make some changes. Spurred on by his passion for drawing and working with best-selling author Draco Malfoy, Harry develops a charm which gives children a magical, interactive reading experience. But when it’s time to test the spell, the two men find themselves trapped in a nightmarish fairy tale world. Can they escape unscathed, or is Draco right in his assertions that there is no such thing as a happily ever after?
Oh wow, this is so fantastic! Such a powerful story and I loved the twist on the fairy tale trope. I thought Draco as a writer and Harry as an illustrator was very believable and I really liked Harry's idea to get them working together. The pacing was so wonderful here, with the fic moving from the familiar and getting darker as they progress in their fairy tale world. And I adored Harry and Draco's relationship and how they interacted with each other and how that changed over the course of them working together and being stuck together. The accompanying fairy tale is wonderful and actually answers a few questions raised in the ending of the original fic. And the art is gorgeous!

Title: Wish Upon a Star (As Dreamers Do)
Author: icmezzo
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco (secondary Neville/Hannah, Hermione/Ron)
Rating: R
Word Count: ~27,000
Career Choices: Harry: Hogwarts Consultant; Draco: Wishmaker
Warnings/Content: unusual jobs, hd career fair 2014
Summary: There’s plant magic and celestial magic and dark magic and the normal magic that allows Harry to use a spell to clean his socks when Myrtle’s taken up in his laundry room again. Then there are wishes, and dreams, and love, and those are even more magical still.
Seriously amazing fic and really wonderfully written. It's funny and sweet with great characterization of Harry and Draco and some truly fantastically fitting jobs for the both of them. Their relationship evolves so perfectly and I really loved their connection. This was such a job to read, cannot recommend it enough!


Title: Every Step of the Way
Artist: raitala
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: PG-13
Medium: pencil on paper
Career Choices: Harry: Therapist; Draco: Rentboy
Warnings/Content: Totally inappropriate abuse of the client/therapist relationship, hd career fair 2014
Summary: Draco is arrested for prostitution, but instead of being sent to Azkaban he’s put in a new rehabilitative Ministry program that requires him to go to therapy instead of jail. Harry, his therapist, is going to have his work cut out!
Oh this is awesome!! I loved the drawings broken up with Harry's notes on the patient and how you could see the story progressing not only in Harry's words, but in Draco's posture and expression.

Title: High Voltage
Artist: 8c
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: PG-13
Medium: digital art
Career Choices: Harry: Ambiguous Ministry Office Worker; Draco: Ministry Safety Officer
Warnings/Content: comic, unusual jobs, hd career fair 2014
Summary: Harry and Malfoy are both annoyed at their consistent forced mutual interactions, all because Harry's department keeps failing Malfoy's safety inspections
Gorgeous comic! Loved Draco's uniform and the boys are particularly funny and sexy with their banter and unwilling attraction. :D

Title: When the time is right (you will find me)
Artist: primea
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: G
Medium: digital
Career Choices: Harry: Death; Draco: dying
Warnings/Content: implied major character death, hd career fair 2014
Summary: "And then he greeted Death as an old friend, and went with him gladly, and, equals, they departed this life."
This is so gorgeous and haunting, with a dying Draco who looks so ready to go, and a Harry who is eager to take him away.

 
 
 
Bring forth the tale of dicksbirdsofshore on November 8th, 2014 06:29 pm (UTC)
Oh! Thank you so much, both for the recs of things I haven't yet got to, and also the rec for my fic. I'm so glad you liked it. It's funny, I personally thought it was a funny fic, but I didn't think of it as particularly hot! I was really surprised (and pleased) to get a lot of comments mentioning that part.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 8th, 2014 07:28 pm (UTC)
It was SO HOT! GOD, the dirty talk and how desperate Harry was for it...I actually just reread it this morning and it was definitely hot! :D
writcraftwritcraft on November 8th, 2014 06:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for these! Thank you for reccing The Boy and the Sleeping Prince and for such a lovely comment. I have so many more to read and review, and I shall start with this list :)

<3
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 8th, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
You're welcome; it was brilliant! :D
icmezzo on November 8th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) You're so sweet to include Wish Upon. <333
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 8th, 2014 08:09 pm (UTC)
Of course! It was such a lovely read! :D
Dicta Contriondicta_contrion on November 10th, 2014 01:01 am (UTC)
Thank you!! These were all such amazing stories, it's incredible to be in such stellar company. <3
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 10th, 2014 02:49 am (UTC)
la, zeitgeist!: [default] december zeitgeisticzeitgeistic on November 10th, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO READ FIRST. Can you give me a reading order assignment? LOL
wicked smut goddessgracerene on November 10th, 2014 07:45 pm (UTC)
LOL

Hmmmm, well top 3 fic would probably be: Aural Gratification b/c hotness and m/m narrator!Draco, The Boy and the Sleeping Prince b/c gorgeous writing and art, and Wish Upon a Star (As Dreamers Do) b/c this whole fic was seriously perfection even without a ton of smut which is rare for me to think.

*slinks off guiltily to start reading REVOLVEVLOVER*
la, zeitgeist!: [default] december zeitgeisticzeitgeistic on November 10th, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
Haha no guilt required. It's a very polarizing career choice!

Okay I'm gonna start with those! Thank you!