~ Happy reading ~
I had a reading slump in June. Bad thing. On the other hand I'm writing my next fanfiction and that is going well. So I can't complain.
And I have read a lot of fanfiction but I don't know the authors at the moment. No I'm not mental^^. You know, there are a lot of festivals on LiveJournal and on of the best in Harry Potter fandom is the hd_smoochfest. This year's theme was Media Remix. As I said some days ago, I wasn't thrilled at first but the authors and artists did some amazing things with their prompts. I haven't read all the fics yet, but I can recommend some creations.
First the art:
The Swan based on Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (the wings, aw)
Fuego based on Bend it Like Beckham (yeah, World Cup feeling)
Titanic the Movie based on Titanic (I don't like the original but I love this)
Second some fics:
Before Florence based on Before Sunrise and Before Sunset (short and lovely)
Draco Malfoy and the Seven Weasleys based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (I love the funny ones)
Into Harry's Head... and Into Draco's Heart based on Inception (quite a sappy title but I really liked this mix of dream levels and magic)
and I mentioned it before
How I Met Your Father based on How I Met Your Mother (I have only seen a couple of episodes of the series but LMFAO while reading this long story)
I have some great things ahead, like The Hunger Games, 10 Things I Hate About You or Parcific Rim...
The Reveals of artists and authors will be on July, 13th. Can't wait!
OK. Back to my reading list. Some things are missing but I'm to lazy at the moment:
|Public Display of Everything||Cara Dee||161|
|The Greyest Eye||Sophie_French||224|
|The Fall of the Veils||lettered||138|
|All Our Secrets Laid Bare||firethesound||348|
|Stop All the Clocks (This Is the Last Time I'm Leaving Without You)||firethesound||98|
|The Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters||Amy Lane||68|
|He Who Must Not Be Normal||lettered||85|
|Into Harry's Head... And Into Draco's Heart||Smoochfest/?||99|
|How I Met Your Father||Smoochfest/?||224|
|The Haunting of Draco Malfoy||Omi_Ohmy||59|
|Harry Potter and the Sentinel Phenomenon||elyssblair||179|
The best fic I read last month wasn't from smoochfest though. It wasn't a fluffy happy one but a really sad fanfiction. And it was one of the best stories I've ever read in the Harry/Draco-Universe: Stop All the Clocks (This Is the Last Time I'm Leaving Without You) by the wonderful firethesound. She wrote some hilariously funny stories too but this one was not.
Summary: Living with Draco was difficult; living without him is unbearable. But if there’s one thing Harry learned from the war, it’s that even when one life ends, the rest of the world goes right on living.
If you aren't deterred by character death give this fic a try. Both time lines are so well written. I was in awe and drenched in tears after I'd finished it.