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09 January 2014 @ 09:22 am
Snowflake Challenge Day #9  

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Day 9

In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) but you ended up loving.

There are a ton of fics I can rec here, but I managed to stick to three! And they are some of my all-time favorites!

Of course I need to have an H/D fic here. While the pairing/fandom isn't a suprise, there have been a lot of kinks that have worked for me in fics that I never thought I would go for. For instance, Counterpoise by faithwood, featuring Harry getting fucked by Draco as a white tiger. Bestiality in fics, or more accurately, xenophilia, is not something I thought I would ever be into, but this fic is crazy hot and it just works. I think, for me, the fact that it is still Draco, that the tiger is Draco, allows me to really get into it.

Sticking with the Harry Potter fandom but moving on to a pairing I seriously never thought I would be into, we have Thursday Nights, a Draco/Severus fic by gypsyflame, which I actually just finished reading last night. I know Snape is a popular character in fandom, but I have honestly never been able to get into it, and him being actively paired with anybody in fics, even as a side pairing, is usually a deal breaker for me. I think he reminds me too much of a not-at-all arousing teacher I had in high school. But despite my major Snape reservations, this fic was hot like burning and I love love loved the characterizations of Draco and Severus. This fic felt so natural within the scope of Deathly Hallows and the ending was perfect. I am all about Draco/Severus now. :)

And finally I am going to go with a fic that totally shocked me with how much I seriously enjoyed it: Always Find Me Here by favicon wildsky. First off, the fic is from A Song of Ice and Fire fandom, which is one I really only recently started dabbling in, so surprising fandom. Second off, the fic is Sandor/Sansa and Joffrey/Sansa, all characters I am not totally crazy about in the books and HET, which is normally not my thing at all. Finally, there is some serious dub-con/non-con/rape happening kind of on and off-screen, which isn't triggering for me, but I still find it hard to read. But this fic is fantastic. The characterizations are so spot on and the actions feel like actions they would take in canon. Joffrey making Sandor fuck Sansa in front of him as punishment for not getting pregnant, and Sansa enjoying it and encouraging it, while trying to make it seem like she isn't. Sando wanting to protect Sansa even while following the King's orders to save both their lives. And the ending. God, it was so freaking perfect.
Current Mood: sicksick
sophie_frenchsophie_french on January 9th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
I like reading all these recs of stories we never thought we'd read/like and ended up liking (although I could only find two!)
Oh, and I think I could read anything by Faith Wood and love it! :)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 9th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
Haha yeah, it's a lot of fun! And totally agree, the main reason I read the H/D fic was because it was by faithwood, and I figured it was bound to be good! :)
cunning as a weevilfirethesound on January 9th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
Counterpoise is amazing. I am continually in awe at how faithwood is able to take the most ridiculous situations and write them in such a way that they're totally believable. And usually really freaking hot. She's one of my favorite writers.

I haven't read Thursday Nights, but will have to take a look at it. Like you, Severus paired with anyone is usually a deal-breaker in a fic for me, (despite how much I want to love Snarry). I've read a few fics that have managed to win me over despite this, but for the most part Snape just doesn't push my buttons. Alas. I love him as a character, though, just not in a pairing.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 9th, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
Basically my exact thoughts about Snape! I love him as a character, but I can't get into him in a pairing. And I want to see the magic of Snarry, but I'm just not sure I will ever be able to. But who knows, Draco/Severus could be my gateway pairing into full-on Snape addiction. ;)
cunning as a weevilfirethesound on January 9th, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
I find I'm more amenable to Snape in a pairing with either Marauders-Era fics, or time travel fics where he and Harry (or he and Draco) are closer to the same age. The only Snarry fic I've ever truly loved was a time-travel one. I'm blanking on the title and author, but when my beta's around tonight I'll ask her about it and link you to it since it's one of her faves and she's better at keeping track of fics than I am. It was the one that made me begin to fall in love with that pairing, but I haven't read anything since then that's pushed me the rest of the way.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 10th, 2014 05:40 am (UTC)
Ooo definitely! I can definitely see more of an appeal with the age gap reduced for them. :)
cunning as a weevilfirethesound on January 10th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)
And here it is! "Rapture" by Mia Ugly. It's 50k and so so so amazing and wonderful and good and when my beta sent it to me I sort of ended up reading about 10k of it before I remembered that I'd asked for it to pass along to you, lol. It's every bit as wonderful as I remember it being. <3

Let me know what you think!! :)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 10th, 2014 10:13 pm (UTC)
Ooo thanks! I'm excited! Of course, I have about 1,000 things to read, but it is definitely being bookmarked! :)