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14 July 2014 @ 10:42 am
happy monday!  
hd_tropes started posting. This fest is brilliant and I am crazy excited. the first two entries are up and that are fantastic.

Prompting is still open at hp_crossgenfest. It closes tomorrow, so if you have any last minute cross gen plot bunnies, go leave them now! :D

Prompting is also still open at hp_creatures and hp_sexstars. I actually left some promtps at hp_sexstars, which I'm quite proud of. I really don't like reading "sex worker" type fics for my OTP, but then I realized that I have so many other HP pairings I ship and the prompt ideas worked much better. ;)

In other news, I've been wanting to re-read Reparations & Foundations by saras_girl, since it's been about a year since I last read them and they always make me so happy. BUT, I have so many other fanfic and novels and books and such to read, that I couldn't really justify re-reading 300K+ words that I have already read twice before.

But then mab posted another chapter of her Turn podfic (which I am going to start listening to the second she's finished it all), and I decided to go searching for a podfic of Reparations. Turns out 6shotamericano has recorded BOTH fics! I downloaded them both and just finished Reparations and it is just FANTASTIC. I'm about to start Foundations. I don't listen to podfics often, but this makes me really want to because the story just really comes to life. Her Draco and Harry voices are particularly fantastic. Seriously wonderful podfic, can't recommend it enough!

ALSO, my Hogwarts Library order arrived over the weekend and I finally read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! So much fun. I think I will read Quidditch Through the Ages next. Problem is, now I have such a craving to re-read the whole HP series. I haven't re-read them since getting into HP fanfic, so I'm a bit curious to see how my perspective has changed, and if I read things differently. But when will I find the time to re-read the 7 book series for the nth time?
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Foundations podfic
Dicta Contriondicta_contrion on July 14th, 2014 05:49 pm (UTC)
LOVE podfic. I listened to the Reperations/Foundations ones last year and it was such a blast! Being able to take fic with you into the car and to have it around the house...it's such a cool thing.

Would love to hear about your reread! I read them before I started writing and it was much faster than I'd expected but, even more surprising, the reread didn't really...stick when I was so immersed in fanon. I bet doing it again now would be intriguing!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on July 14th, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
It's just so convenient! :D

And i really am overdo for a reread, so I'll probably do that in the next few months. I'm sure I'll make a post with my thoughts. I'm a little nervous for some reason.
ashindkashindk on July 14th, 2014 07:28 pm (UTC)
I read Fantastic Beasts last year, as research for my fic Muggle Beasts and Where to Find Them. I continue to be amazed by the complexity of Rowlings world building. I mean, wow. When I write, I have sort of a vague idea of what the surroundings are like, what they look like and I make the rest up as I go along. But sometimes I get the impression that the whole Harry Potter world just popped into her head one day, finished and ready to be written about.

I also want to re-read Reparations & Foundations. They are my favourite fics and are a huge reason that I am in the fan community. I had been a lurker for a long time, but when i read them, I just knew I had to comment and let Nat know how much I loved them.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on July 14th, 2014 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oh I know! Reading these side books just really brings home the complexity of the HP world.

And yeah, they really are just fantastic and the Foundations!verse is one of my absolute favorites! I definitely recommend the podfics if you want to try something different. I'm really enjoying them!
6shotamericano: DM icon #846shotamericano on July 15th, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the lovely comment! I'm delighted that you enjoyed the podfics. They were a true joy to do and I love to hear that others enjoy listening to them!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on July 15th, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! They really are so much fun to listen to. I'd forgotten how long Foundations was until I saw how many hours it is in podfic form! :D