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13 August 2014 @ 03:00 pm
H/D Tropes 2014 Recs  
There is seriously SO MUCH to love about hd_tropes. It's H/D (so obviously that's a win), it celebrates all the awesome fandom tropes (which I can honestly never get enough of), all the fic has to be rated R or NC-17 (um, this is absolutely the greatest thing ever), and it's an exchange fest (which I tend to think encourages really high quality work, since people are creating a gift for somebody).

There were honestly a ton of really spectacular fics (and art! the art was ALL so amazing), and I had such a hard time choosing just a few favorites! I seriously recommend checking out this year's masterlist and checking out all the other wonderful works.

(Also, I know this banner is a bit outdated, but it was too pretty not to have on my journal.)

Title: Pub Night
Author: sdkshelly
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Pansy/Ginny (Ron/Hermione implied, brief mention of past Draco/OMC, implied past Harry/Ginny)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 7,115
Warnings/Content: friends with benefits, first time, bottom!harry, bathroom!sex, hd tropes fest 2014
Summary: In a cramped loo at The Bitter End, what Harry and Draco do is only about one thing: getting off. Isn't it?
Wonderful fic; this is the perfect kind of FWB fic. Crazy hot with developing feelings, but not too much angst when it comes time for the relationship to actually become a relationship. And I actually really enjoyed the non-linear narrative (it wasn't confusing and the time jumps weren't too big).

Title: Afternoon Tea
Author: amorette
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, previous Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~ 15k
Warnings/Content: matchmaking, hd tropes fest 2014
Summary: Draco’s mother insisted on setting him up with Harry Potter, just because they both came out at the same time. He sometimes hated her.
Finally made time to read this and it was so much fun! Loved crazy Narcissa and her matchmaking schemes! And I really liked how the whole Harry/Ginny thing was handled; not too angsty, but it felt like a realistic parting & reaction. Watching Harry and Draco's feelings evolve was just too adorable, and the ending was fab!

Title: Touch Me Fall
Author: lq_traintracks
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Hermione/Ron, Angelina/George, (mention of Bill/Fleur; completely offscreen Draco/OMCs and past Harry/OMCs; past Harry/Ginny)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~23,000
Warnings/Content: prostitution, exhibitionism, public!sex, barebacking, switching, bottom!harry, bottom!draco, rentboy!draco, hd tropes fest 2014
Summary: Malfoy was such a ponce. And he was a complete snob. And he was so fucking fit Harry wanted to jump him where he sat. It would be too easy to forget his objective tonight: to really, really, really get Malfoy out of his system.
Rentboy fics are really not my thing, so that fact that I loved this fic as much as I did was a wonderful surprise. Their relationship was lovely and believable and the details in the story (like Harry and Kreacher's text convos!) were fantastic. Plus, some seriously, ridiculously hot sex. Switching, but mostly bottom!Harry which is my absolute fav ratio. :D

Title: At the Crossroads There We’ll Meet
Author: firethesound
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~25,000
Warnings/Content: ​temporary character death, time travel, auror!harry, healer!draco, light D/s, bottom!harry, rimming, hd tropes fest 2014
Summary: Potter keeps dying; Draco keeps saving him.
I just adore everything about this fic! The characterizations for everybody were just so spot on, Harry and Draco especially, but Ron and Luna here are also wonderful. The way the time turner was incorporated is brilliantly done. It felt so organic and natural and worked so well with the flow of the story. Harry and Draco's relationship is also just amazing here with all the fantastic banter and snark and growing feelings and really freaking hot sex.

Title: Shine, Even in the Darkness
Author: raitala
Pairing: Harry/Draco, Harry/OMC, past Harry/Ginny
Word Count: 41,000
Rating: NC-17
Content/Warnings: dub-con, rimming, fighting, creature!fic, veela!draco, auror!harry, bottom!harry, dirty talk, mates, hd tropes fest 2014
Summary: Harry hasn’t seen Draco for over fifteen years, but now he’s showing up everywhere and Harry is sort of weirdly attracted to him, but that can’t be right?
Such a powerfully intense fic and wonderfully written. Different from a lot of veela fics in that the boys are much older, and I thought the reasoning as to why the "veela" didn't manifest until later was really interesting. Wonderfully written connection between Draco and Harry and so much sexual tension! Which thankfully leads to some crazy hot sex!
쉘리 Unmistakably Oatmealsdkshelly on August 13th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you!!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 13th, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!! :D
kedavranoxkedavranox on August 13th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
I love the way you do recs. :)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 13th, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness thank you! That is so nice to hear. :D

And thanks for modding such a fabulous fest!
Avid Supporter of the Booty Floolq_traintracks on August 13th, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm in some fucking AMAZING company! And truly some of my very favorites from the fest as well! (I haven't read Fire's yet, damn it, but it's Fire. When does she ever write something subpar? Answer: NEVER. So, yeah.)

Thank you, Grace!!!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 14th, 2014 12:26 am (UTC)
You're welcome!

And yes, it was fabulous (as if there was ever any doubt!). :D
Amoretteamorette on August 14th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
Thank you so much both for your rec and for the wonderful praise of the com kedavranox and I have worked so hard to put together ♥ ♥ ♥ It makes me so happy you like it, because I love all those things about it too and they were the driving factors to creating it.

Your lovely rec made me grin :D Thanks!!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on August 14th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)

Of course, hon! This fest has quickly become one of my favs, and your fic was wonderful and super fun! :)