Harry Potter is the fandom I keep going back to — the constant that’s always there, no matter how many new fandoms I dip my toe into. Harry/Draco is my original OTP, and it’s followed me through the years. I’ve read practically every H/D classic there is, beginning with Rhysenn’s Irresistible Poison in 2002.
I still remember huddling in my school’s computer lab back then, waiting for new chapters, re-reading the chapters that had already passed, stalking the mailing list for cookies and reading everyone’s speculations about what was going to happen next.
After Deathly Hallows, it seems that canon’s closed, especially with the dreaded epilogue, and that the fic is dying down. The last run of hd_holidays at the end of 2012 also brought with it a sense of finality — what would happen to our beloved pairing, especially with the dreaded epilogue? Aja’s H/D revival post in 2009 (has it already been four years?) brought with it much nostalgia — and a pleasant shock when I realised I could identify every single fic on the list, having read most of them multiple times.
But is back the only way to look? For a while, it seemed to me that the answer was yes. There were some new fic and authors writing H/D fic (and the Fest exchanges were probably the best place you’d hope to get a good 50k fic waiting for you), but the real epics, the 100k and beyond, the ones so thick and meaty it will take a good few hours to sink your teeth into — I’d given up this battle for lost.
So imagine my surprise when over the weekend, I stumbled across not just one, but two epics that made me weep with how perfect the world-building was, and give me hope that there was indeed life beyond Deathly Hallows.
Yeo Jin Goo and Kim So Hyun in Missing You
Are there any words for how adorably amazing these two are together?
Warning: Long essay ahead.
I participated in my very first Yuletide this year! “First meetings” seems to be quite a theme with me these days. I had fun writing something for shati, inspired by her very awesome Yuletide letter.
Pairing: Moon Jae Shin + Goo Yong Ha friendship
Word Count: 2,705 words
Summary: “That punk… is Goo Yong Ha. For the past ten years, he’s been following me around like a shadow.” – Moon Jae Shin. This is how it all began.
Notes: Written for shati, for Yuletide.
( The first time Goo Yong Ha met Moon Jae Shin, he was following his father on a visit to the minister’s residence. )
Credit: shura @ Tumblr
It was a beautiful sight to watch Song Joong Ki and Moon Chae Won sweep all the best awards at the KBS Drama Awards yesterday night. Tonight is a bit of a commemoration, in that sense, paying tribute to the show that has won so much love, and deservedly so.
Here’s the post you’ve all been waiting for — the results of the Nice Guy MV Awards. There was a tough fight in some categories (and if you haven’t already checked it out, there were some truly beautiful MVs nominated).
And there are some really awesome videos that were recently made or are still in the process of being made — please feel free to share them in the comments below.
Credit: dawnniesong @ Tumblr
I’m thoroughly excited and amazed at the quality of MVs we have so far. Some MVs truly leave me breathless, especially those in the Best Artistic Editing category. Some MVs almost make me cry, like those in the Best Angst or Best Use of OST categories.
There are seriously a lot of amazing vids on this list, so do take your time to go through them slowly. I find spacing the voting out (e.g. doing one category a day) might be helpful.
- Voting is now open until 1 January, 21:00 KST. Polls will automatically close then. (What time is that for me?)
- For categories with more entries, you may vote for more than one video. (The ratio of the number of votes you have to the number of entries in that category is 1 : 4.)
- Be careful, because you may only enter your votes once.
Credit: dawnniesong @ tumblr
I talked to Jillia about this a while back… because there have been so many wonderful Nice Guy MVs being made over the course of the whole show, and since it’s already awards season, wouldn’t it be great to have our own Nice Guy MV awards?
Title: Five Ways Seo Eun Gi and Kang Maru Could Have Met
Pairing: Kang Maru/Seo Eun Gi
Word Count: 1,991 words (first three parts)
Five different ways Seo Eun Gi and Kang Maru could have met (and fallen in love).Part One: As dirt-biking competitors
Part Two: As business rivals
( Part Three: As strangers on a train )