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02 December 2018 @ 04:38 pm
HP Next Gen Fest Recs  
Now that reveals have gone up over at hp_nextgen_fest I figured I'd post a couple of my favorites from the fest. Honestly, there were a ton of great works, and it was hard to limit myself to just a handful, so I definitely suggest checkout out the full masterlist for more goodies!

Title: Drink Me
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] nerdherderette
Pairing(s): Albus/James, Albus/James/Teddy, James/Teddy, implied Albus/Scorpius
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~5,600
Content/Warnings: sibling incest, m/m/m threesome, bottom!albus, rimming, dirty talk, spit-roasting, light dub-con, [livejounal.com profile] hp-nextgen-fest 2018
Summary: Before going to bed on his 18th birthday, Albus drinks one of Weasley Wizard Wheezes' newest wish-fulfillment potions, his gift from Lily.
Man this fic is SUPER hot! It has all the dirtyhotwrong feels I love with this pairing, and the characterizations and relationships between everyone here were all just superb!

Title: Hallo Spaceboy
Author: [personal profile] shiftylinguini
Pairing(s): James Sirius/Teddy, mention of past James/OCs
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~10,000
Content/Warnings: trans male James, reference to past gender dysphoria, reference to past mild transphobia (not from family members), [livejounal.com profile] hp-nextgen-fest 2018
Summary: “If this mirror could talk,” James remembers declaring, already one drink down and trying to tidy up his ridiculous costume eyeliner, “it would say we look bloody amazing.”
Teddy’s arm was warm when he wrapped it around James’s shoulder, pulling him closer.
“We always do, love.” Teddy tugged on a long curl of James’s hair before tucking it behind his ear, then smoothing the whole lot of it back. “We’re the fittest blokes at the party, us.”
James’d had to give up on the eyeliner after that; he was grinning too hard, flushed and happy and basking in Teddy’s attention (fit blokes, we’re fit blokes, that’s us), and he couldn't bloody stop.
Oh my goodness, this fic is SO GOOD! The writing was brilliant, so effortlessly captivating and charming and clever and fun! And James! Oh James here is so wonderful and lovely, and the author managed to capture his headspace so perfectly, his fear and hope and want and anxiety. It's also clear that the author put a lot of thought & care into trans male James, showing how it's had an impact on his life while still very clearly making this fic, at its core, a story of a boy hoping the boy he likes fancies him back. Basically, this fic gave me ALL the feels and I highly recommend!

Title: The Frame
Author: [personal profile] mindabbles
Pairing(s): James Sirius Potter/Sirius Black, mention of past James/OMC, implications of James/Teddy
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~11,700
Content/Warnings: bottom!sirius, implied switching, kind of time travel, open ending, [livejounal.com profile] hp-nextgen-fest 2018
Summary: What are the ethical complications of falling for a person you're named after? How about the logistical complications of falling for someone who shouldn’t be alive? James would rather, he finds, not look too closely at either, not when Sirius makes him forget anyone else exists.
Ooo, this fic is SO GOOD!! Such a unique pairing and concept, and one that author pulls off brilliantly. James here was absolute perfections, and the ending was perfect. Loved it!

Title: Rarely Pure and Never Simple
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] cassiara
Pairing(s): James/Teddy, minor Albus/Scorpius, past Teddy/Victoire
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~12,900
Content/Warnings: Curse-Breaker James, Curse-Breaker Teddy, cursed!James, bottom!james, demisexual Teddy, [livejounal.com profile] hp-nextgen-fest 2018
Summary: James really enjoys his life. He likes sharing a flat with his best mate, Teddy. He likes being work-partners with said best mate. He likes going out at the weekends and shagging random girls. At least, that’s what he tells people. The truth isn’t that simple, and when James accidentally manages to get hit by a curse that makes him unable to lie he learns that hiding the fact that he’s completely and utterly arse over tit in love with Teddy is more complicated than expected.
Ooo, this was SO GOOD!! James here was fabulous and I loved all his pining and his struggles with coming out and how it all kind of snowballed for him. The twist with the curse was perfect (totally didn't see it coming) and the resolution was gorgeous and super hot!

Title: Where The Apples Grow In Winter
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] thealmostrhetoricalquestion
Pairing(s): Scorpius/Albus
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~14,000
Content/Warnings: AU, Beauxbatons!Scorpius, epistolary fic, [livejounal.com profile] hp-nextgen-fest 2018
Summary: Albus was determined not to join in with the Owl Exchange at first, but he didn't count on the awkward charms of a sweet, lonely boy who, by history's reckoning, he was definitely supposed to hate.
Really charming fic with Scorpius growing up in France and going to Beauxbatons. He and Albus get to know one another through a pen pal exchange and, of course, they instantly connect. I loved watching their relationship develop, and the whole thing was just a really lovely read.

Title: Mile Markers and Wizarding Wonders
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] dot_the_writer
Pairing(s): Teddy Lupin/James Sirius Potter
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~22,000
Content/Warnings: Road trips, sharing a bed, [livejounal.com profile] hp-nextgen-fest 2018
Summary: James plans a road trip to see the Seven Wizarding Wonders and Teddy ends up coming along. Cue weeks and weeks of bed sharing, accidental cuddling, Teddy's musical selections, a bit of stargazing and lots and lots of figuring each other out during long drives across Europe.
Oh, this fic is just such a wonderful read! James's headspace here is perfection, and the gorgeous pining gave me ALL the feels. Plus, the wizarding wonders backdrop was really interesting!

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