lauren3210: (Default)
It's reveals time!! And yep, this was my fic! Honestly, I'm surprised mine wasn't the most well-guessed on the poll because of all the LEANING Draco did, haha! I'm always making him lean in my fics *happy sigh*. I had such fun writing this story, and this is absolutely all down to [ profile] capitu's wonderful help. I was floundering and frustrated until she came along, and she turned it into a joy to write. This fic would literally not exist without her invaluable help, and I owe her all the cookies and hugs in the world! I'm so so happy that [ profile] themightyflynn enjoyed her gift, and I was seriously overwhelmed by the response it's gotten - so many comments and recs! I've been squealing like a kid on Christmas morning over every single one. Thank you all so much!!

One thing I did want to mention, because a couple of people commented on it specifically: Verity, the stunning, sexy date of Harry's. I'm not entirely sure where she came from, but I kind of fell hard for her, and I'm so glad she stood out to readers too - as a plump, softly inviting girl myself, that positive response means more to me than I can express. I love you guys.

Title: Five Weddings and a Potions Accident
Recipient: [ profile] themightyflynn
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco (side Ron/Hermione; Dean/Seamus; Ginny/Blaise; Neville/Hannah; Luna/Susan)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~19,500
Warnings: A lot of sex, and boys being oblivious
Content/Enticements: Auror!Harry and Healer!Draco
Summary: In which Harry thinks he’s a playboy, everyone else knows better, and Hermione will kill Seamus if Ron tries to collect on that bet.
Author's Notes: To my dear giftee: After stalking your LJ, my brain kind of latched on to the idea of Auror!Harry and Healer!Draco, and this was somehow the result. There’s rather more sex than I usually write, so err, ‘sorry’ and/or ‘you’re welcome’, I guess? The biggest thanks to my Alpha reader, who singlehandedly turned this process from a frustrating chore into a joyful challenge, and to my beta, who somehow always manages to find time for me. Any remaining mistakes are my own, and absolutely nothing to do with these two wonderful ladies. Kisses to the mods for yet another wonderful fest. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
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Title: Time and Again
Author: lauren3210
Recipient: create_serenity
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco (blink and you’ll miss it Ron/Hermione and Ginny/Dean)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 28,700
Warnings: None, really
Content/Enticements: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey stuff; fast and loose interpretations of how both magic and time work; Auror case!fic
Summary: Draco has an important research assignment, and he needs Auror protection. Harry’s a little concerned, not only because he can’t even pronounce the places Draco’s dragging him off to, but because there’s the slightest chance he might do something stupid, like tell Draco all about that little crush he’s been harbouring for a while now...
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.

This was my story for this year's [ profile] hd_erised and, just like last year, I had a fantastic time writing for this fest! Unlike last year, however, I had a bit of a tough time choosing what I thought would be the right fic idea, and this story went through several permutations before I finally settled on a case!fic, and by then I suffered from time constraints, which the mods were lovely enough to help me out with! I had a great time writing it though, with my favourite part being the drugged!Harry scene - which people have responded to so overwhelmingly positively that it gives me delightful shivers.

I also got an absolutely gorgeous gift from [ profile] themightyflynn, called Conflict Management, and I'm already counting down the months until we get to sign up all over again!

A huge thanks to [ profile] indyonblue for being the most amazing beta and cheerleader anyone could ever ask for, and to everyone who read my fic, left lovely comments, or recced it. I love you. ♥
lauren3210: (merthur)
I feel as though I have been away for ages and ages, but I'm back now, so I thought I'd tell you all about what's been keeping me away. :)

Computers hate me... )

holidayyyyyy )

Fest talk )

So yeah, that's been me the past couple of weeks, and now I'm going shopping for school supplies and try to catch up on all the laundry I still have left to do, and dye my hair again because all the swimming in the sea washed out the hot pink colour so now I'm a vaguely orangey-blonde and it's hella weird. I think I'll go violet next...

Hope y'all are having a great weekend! <3
lauren3210: (Default)
Whoop whoop, I can finally claim my fic! I feel like I've been waiting for ever to claim this one (because for some evil reason those sneaky mods put me FIRST why, why would you do that to me?)! I had such a great time working on this, and I'm so completely chuffed that [ profile] amorette enjoyed it. And all the comments were awesome, and I can't wait to start replying to them!

Title: (The Piece) I was Missing All Along
Author: lauren3210
Recipient: amorette
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~31,000
Infidelity against an OMC nobody cares about

Content/Enticements: Boys being dumb, girls rolling their eyes at them, and a game or two of Quidditch?
Summary: Draco and Harry have been flatmates and best friends for years, and Draco thinks life is just perfect that way. But when something comes along and threatens to take all that away, Draco has to decide what it is he really wants, and just how hard he's going to work to get it.
Author's Notes: To my dear amorette, I had a wonderful time writing for you. I don't think I managed to get in everything that you listed, but I hope that what I came up with captured the feel of the type of fic you enjoy reading the most. A big thanks to the mods for matching me up so perfectly, as well as their continual awesomeness; to my beta for pointing out all my many mistakes, and to kedavranox and melusinahp for helping me back on Amorette's track when I floundered. You guys all rock!
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.

Also, please don't forget to check out my gift, written by the amazingly wonderful [ profile] femmequixotic and [ profile] noeon (how lucky am I?) House Style For Gryffindors because it's awesome and you won't regret it!
lauren3210: (Default)
Rambling weekend stuff )

ERISED starts posting today! I'm so excited, I can't wait to see what everyone has written, and what my giftee thinks of their present! And a fic tailored specifically to me! I actually can't believe this is happening, it feels so unreal! I'm also getting ready to help mod the D/E Holiday Exchange - I might not ship the ship or even watch the show anymore, but I love getting involved every Christmas, catching up with all my D/E writer friends and seeing their new prompt ideas and stories, it's great fun.

In other news, I kind of really want to write some more H/D, but am coming up short with ideas. Does anybody have any for me? I have like a half dozen random scenes and bits of dialogue floating around in my brain, but no actual story to use them for, so any ideas or prompts would be fantastic!

How has everyone else's weekend been? Fun, I hope! <3
lauren3210: (Bucky)
I'm pretty certain that I've finished my Erised fic! It still has to go through my beta, and it's ended up at least 10k longer than I originally thought it would be, but so far I'm actually really proud of it. It's actually not often that I really like something I write, which I can never work out if that's down to self esteem issues or just being surrounded by insanely talented writers that the stuff I write just looks mediocre and bland by comparison. But this story, I actually really like. I just hope my giftee likes it too! I'm glad I've managed to finish it this week though, because I knew I needed to get it done before work explodes in my face for the Christmas rush, and still having the idea swirling around in my brain but not having the time to write it would have driven me absolutely crazy with anxiety! It's been literally the only thing I have been working on recently, to make sure I could get it done before work constraints made it impossible for me to finish before the deadline, so I'm really glad I've managed it!

And now for some quick TV discussion!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (god those full stops get annoying!) )

And now for a quick complaint:

I'm really tall, and I have a ridiculously long inside leg, which means that I have to do most of my shopping - especially for trousers - online at special stores. One of my favourite online stores also does shoes for tall girls like me, but I must also be cursed with freakishly small feet for my height, because they all start at 2 sizes larger than what I need, and it's not fair because I found the most perfect pair of boots on there and I'm in love but they won't fit me! Okay, okay, I know, that's a stupid thing to complain about, what with people on my flist dealing with FIRES and people with GUNS ohmygod, so feel free to completely ignore my pathetic first world problems. They were just so pretty!

Aaaaaand I'm done. How have your weeks been going so far?

(I've had to edit this post about 8 times now, because the spelling part of my brain seems to have gone offline for the night. I'm thinking this might mean it's time for me to veg out in front of the TV?)
lauren3210: (Destiel)
Quick [ profile] hd_erised assignment update! I just hit 4k, and I definitely have a clearer idea of what I'm doing with this story. I'm going to stop giving word count updates now (just in case that gives it away, lol), but I'm just so excited! Although I think about a quarter of it will probably go in the rubbish bin after editing, but I'm going with the idea that I can edit out all the crap once I'm done. That's an okay way to do things, right?

Yay Go Me!

Aug. 11th, 2014 10:19 pm
lauren3210: (Destiel)
I've just written my first 1000 words for my [ profile] hd_erised assignment! \o/ \o/ \o/

I'm actually feeling pretty good about this story so far, and thank you to the two lovely people who answered my questions earlier (you know who you are!) and helping me out! I've got a pretty good plan sorted out - which I hardly ever do, I usually just write whatever comes to me. But this fic is super special because it's a gift, so I'm trying hard to make it really perfect. Fingers crossed I keep this pace up!
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