-it’s Parks & Rec meets courtroom drama
-it’s basically a giant parody of crime docs a la The Staircase
-fairly diverse cast considering it takes place in small town South Carolina
-LGBT representation-especially bisexual
-its funny as hell
-you like the trope of group of co-workers become a family? this is the show for you
-even though it’s sitcom you can treat it how y'all treat dramas and analyze the shit out of it for theories
-josh/carol anne is the love-hate on opposite sides otp I’ve seen in a million fanfics actually on screen
-dwayne/summer is kinda weird and won’t happen but it’s still hilarious to watch and it’s made clear when dwayne is being weird about it too instead of the show treating it as romantic
-the cast is fairly attractive if you’re into that
- not only is the main cast funny as hell-but every supporting and side character is equally hilarious and adds so much to the show
-it’s made clear that the Rich White Man is being offensive when he is
-like father/son dynamics like jake/holt? Oh boy this is your show
-Josh, dwayne, and anne is the golden trio if the golden trio had no idea what they were doing-so it’s just like Harry Potter i guess
-John lithgow is a national treasure
The entire thing is on nbc.com for free and it has great reviews, why aren’t you watching it???
Sooooo I heard you do fic recs 👀 what are the best fics you know that have auror!harry? (Bonus points for auror!draco too!) thanks luvvvv
Hello, love! I had to split my auror!harry recs into two parts because there were just too many incredible fics!! So first, go have a look at my Drarry as Auror Partners list! Then enjoy these auror!harry with miscellaneous!draco (haha is that a thing?) fics as well :D
tissue of silver by fearlessdiva (76K)- A love story concerning possessed furniture, black silk pyjamas, courtroom drama, premonitions of doom, assassination attempts, Death Eater yoga, absinthe, bare feet and a sensible werewolf. Draco is a seer and somebody is out to murder him, so Harry moves in to protect him. According to the author, an attempt to explain ‘how Canon Draco could turn into Fanon Draco,’ and I LOVE FANON DRACO
The Full Monty by magpie_fngrl / @cat-wolfe (10K)- Harry poses for a naked Auror calendar and Draco goes batshit crazy with lust. I ALSO WENT BATSHIT CRAZY WITH LUST FOR THIS FIC. So funny. So hot. Baby chick named Arthur. Lawyer!Draco. Has sequel. Perfection <3 *kisses fingertips with flourish*
The Good Guys by Frayach (27K)- The Second Voldemort War is limping into its fourth year, and the Forces of Shining Light are slowly turning into the Forces of Expedient Grey. When Draco Malfoy is captured red-handed trying to sell an illegal potion to a clerk at Borgin & Burkes, he is handed over to the Department of Essential and Necessary Truth’s newest interrogator. And as soon as he sees Malfoy, bound and waiting in his cell, Harry Potter knows he’s in trouble. Deep trouble. YO THIS FIC FUCKED ME UP. IT WAS AMAZINGLY GOOD. SUPER WELL-WRITTEN. Not what I would usually recommend because I am bad with endings that are anything but “happily every after,” but READ THIS ANYWAY IT IS ART.
The Unlikely Career Choices of Mr Draco Lucius Malfoy by who_la_hoop (5.5K)- Draco Malfoy is up to something. Something evil. Because he’s certainly not mixing drinks in Muggle London for the good of anybody’s health now, is he? This fic was hilarious and adorable and Draco has all these weird muggle jobs and I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT and want to re-read it 27 times.
It Must Be (True Love) by frostywonder (45.5K)- No amount of playing by the rules has made Harry’s life any easier, and Malfoy has matured but also hasn’t. They are who they are, and though they try, neither one can fully change. This fic was super wonderful and compelling and I’ve no idea why it doesn’t have more kudos!! Harry is assigned to watch over Draco’s (dangerous) brewing projects and they both keep almost dying it’s great
On the Turning Away by blamebrampton / @blamebrampton (25.5K)- It’s one thing to be good at not making a besotted fool of yourself over a man when he’s busy being the most famous wizard in the world and you’re tucked away quietly in Wiltshire. It’s quite another when you have to see him every morning. Blaise sends Draco a Christmas Tree in the mail, and somehow this leads to Draco ending up with Harry as his parole officer. Who he has to see every day. Lovely, Christmassy pining! <3
A Fox’s Bargain by raitala (6K)- Harry made a bargain with Draco. He knew it was going to come back and bite him on the arse, he just didn’t think about what exactly Draco would ask for. Draco would say that Harry must have known deep down what he was agreeing to, but then Draco is a prick and what would he know? AAAH so hot! I don’t care if you probably wanted case fics and this is pretty much just D/S style smut, READ IT SO SEXY.
Partners of the Four-Legged Variety by carpemermaid / @carpemermaidtales (18K)- “Training starts in the home, Potter, so your new Crup and I will need to stay with you for a few weeks while I show you how to properly train and bond with him.” The Auror Department is instating a K9 Crup Unit, and Harry is the first to sign up. Turns out the professional trainer is Draco Malfoy, and he has to live with Harry as part of the Crup training programme. Praise kink!!!!! Pining!!!!!! Living together!!!!! PUPPIES!!!!!!
Chains of Earth by dysonrules (90K)- Draco is kidnapped and forced to make a choice between taking his own life or becoming something less than human. Of course, he makes the right decision. Enter Harry, who discovers he has a bit of a thing for wings. This is a great long case fic!! With veela!Draco. Warning for some Weasley bashing.
Interoffice Communication by Snegurochka (10.5K)- Draco has convinced the Auror department to test his new messaging charm for secure communications. Harry really would have preferred that he not find out through messages like, ‘Yeah, tonight you’re going to beg me for it,’ that the system wasn’t as secure as they thought. Soooo Harry accidentally receives a sexy message (or like twenty) from Draco intended for Blaise, and then he obviously can’t stop thinking about it. And it doesn’t help when Harry’s own name starts coming up ;). Super super hot!
Paint it Red by dicta_contrion / @dictacontrion (5K)- Draco’s a graffiti artist with a bone to pick. Harry’s the P.I. tasked with catching him. Or, apparently, stalking him all over town, asking a lot of questions, and showing surprising artistic talent. Harry’s meant to stop Draco vandalizing, and he fails miserably. Or very very happily, depending on your point of view :D
The Auror Method by Lomonaaeren (43K)- Draco has constructed the perfect cover for his activities as a con-man specializing in thefts from a distance: Draco Malfoy, the redeemed Death Eater and Recluse of Malfoy Manor. But now there’s evidence that some people are onto him, and as a consequence of the death threats issued to him, he gets an assigned Auror guard. Maybe Harry Potter, their leader, could be a problem when it comes to Draco’s latest con. Although how could he, when he’s getting all distracted by Draco’s fluttering eyelashes? This was a very thrilling read! I love Draco and Harry trying to con / figure each other out while totally falling in love at the same time, just GIVE ME THIS TROPE A THOUSAND TIMES.
Fight the Starless Midnight by Maab_Conner (22K)- Harry thought that he was going to arrest Healer Malfoy for practicing without a license. Nothing ever goes as planned. Great fic with a really good case element! When Harry goes to arrest Draco, he discovers an even bigger problem involving Mungo’s. Meanwhile Draco is a (still snarky) saint <3
When Hearts Are Freed by oldenuf2nb (23K. Locked to AO3 Users only)- When Draco Malfoy’s gallery is robbed and a priceless magical artifact is stolen, he finds himself working with Chief Auror Harry Potter to both recover the fabulous necklace, and to prove he didn’t steal it himself. Draco owns an Art Gallery, which is obviously amazing, and Head Auror Harry is sexy and confident, and YEAH. Great case, great build. YEAH AGAIN.
Here Be Dragons by birdsofshore (22K)- Harry doesn’t want to waste his time investigating illegal dragonhide trading, whether it involves a fetish club in Knockturn Alley or visiting a remote island in Wales. Why the bloody hell does Malfoy always have to be up to something? Harry suspecting Malfoy of things is just the best, and I love this iteration especially. There are dragons!!! And lots of leather!!! And kinky(ish) sex!!!!
pls just imagine…………. jury duty au where kara, who is absolutely excited to finally participate in “america’s most important democratic obligation” for the first time EVER meets lena, who says anything to try to get out of it but ends up serving anyways! a Beautiful Romance where they disagree over everything and draw out the trial over the course of MONTHS to everyone’s dismay ! everyone in the courtroom just ends up betting how long itll take them to get out their frustrations inside another room if u kno what i mean
Author: fearlessdiva | Word Count: 76k | Rating: NC-17
Summary: A love story concerning possessed furniture, black silk pyjamas, courtroom drama, premonitions of doom, assassination attempts, Death Eater yoga, absinthe, bare feet and a sensible werewolf. Beware: coarse language, brief drug use, some sexual content, and consideration of issues of sexual consent.
Review: I… really don’t know how I can convince all of you to READ THIS NOW as much as I want you to. This was just… so much fun and wonderful, wonderful banter and character development and originality with the mystery and allure of Dracos Seer abilities and… ugh yes, it has all the things that kept me from it at first as well - a slightly fanon and spy! Draco, a very lovable Snape, etc… but… I just loved all of it, and just so regret putting this off for so long!
This fic was written between the 4th and 5th books, so prepare for some AU, but trust me when I say there’s so much to enjoy because of it. Let me tell you, this is a fic that is difficult to put down once you start. It really is a ride - there’s the most rivetingly ascerbic and amusing characters, clever dialogue, humour despite all the -frankly- tragic circumstances, fascinating magical theory, a hell of a plot and ‘whodunit’ness, relationship and character development, all this pent up want and attraction between Harry and Draco … yup, a lot.
Harry and Draco are so intrigued by each other that you end up being swept along with these feelings of curiosity as to how each of them got to where they are, unravelling feelings for each other along with all this fear of the future, the past, the present.
It has so much of what drew me to fanfiction in the first place, seeing all the characters and their relationships with each other in ways that I envisioned and didn’t really see a reflection of in canon, while having a great time in the process of reading.
This was easily one of the best things I’ve read lately, this being a classic in the fandom.
Content/Warnings: AU (HBP, DH), Bodyguard/Protecting, Mystery, Coming Out
Witness for the Prosecution (1957).
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.
Agatha Christie was such a terrific writer, and one that has been adapted surprisingly few times (I mean, in terms of the volume of her body of work). This is one of the better adaptations - tightly told, excellently performed, with some terrific cinematography to boot. It’s a thrilling courtroom drama and a mystery, and one that hits some great beats to make a great film. 8/10.
Hello! First, thank you for all those masterlists, they guided my reading path for the past year! :) I was wondering if you could maybe rec some epistolary/texting fics? Any AU, with or without narration... A few example (and recs :p): Dear Enemy, Howlr (no narration), the Lush Life trilogy, An Owl Named Romeo, Per Solum Lacuna (with narration)... Thank you so much (and happy reading if you haven't checked those)!
Sure I can help with a few! The first few all include letters (though maybe they aren’t entirely epistolary), but some of the later ones also include things like diary entries and things. And thank you very much for the recs!
DRARRY + EPISTOLARY/LITERARY NARRATIVE
Lettered (pir8fancier) - *edit* I just realised you meant this when you mentioned Lush Life lol
Rating: PG-13, WC: 7.8k, Summary: Harry has a secret penpal, whose identity is as plain as the nose on his face. Except he’s not wearing his glasses.
Rating: PG-13. WC: 7k, Summary: Harry has been gone for the past few years, unable to tell those he loves whether or not he was alive or dead. When he returns home, he is surprised to find he has some very important letters waiting for him.
Rating: PG-13, WC: 9k, Summary: Harry has trouble dating because every single one of his dates seems more interested in his name than anything else. He’s lonely and frustrated. So Hermione signs him up with a dating service. Harry gets matched with a mysterious man who calls himself Fire-Breather. They write letters and get to know each other, even as they fall a little in love along the way.
Rating: NC-17, WC: 7k, Summary: Draco and Harry run into each other in New York. They have an amazing weekend-long fling before Harry returns to London and his life. 30 letters that follow the aftermath of this weekend.
Rating: NC-17, WC: 26.9k, Summary: Back at Hogwarts after the war, a defeated Draco Malfoy is prepared to settle for life’s simpler pleasures: snark, sex, and Slytherin scheming. That is until Pansy, newly in possession of Malfoy Manor, offers to return his ancestral home. Just one condition: he has to win, and break, Harry Potter’s heart to get it. That’s no problem. Draco’s got this situation completely under control. Completely. At least until he doesn’t. Back at Hogwarts after the war, a defeated Draco Malfoy is prepared to settle for life’s simpler pleasures: snark, sex, and Slytherin scheming. That is until Pansy, newly in possession of Malfoy Manor, offers to return his ancestral home. Just one condition: he has to win, and break, Harry Potter’s heart to get it. That’s no problem. Draco’s got this situation completely under control. Completely. At least until he doesn’t.
Rating: NC-17, WC: 26.5k, Summary: Harry is a trainee Auror, and Draco is living at Malfoy Manor, bored and petulant with nothing to do, and no career prospects. Draco’s attempt to heal himself via Muggle psychology – including writing a series of ‘why I hate you’ letters to Harry – backfires when an overanxious house elf delivers the results to Harry. Harry is bemused, Draco is angry and together they have a lot of issues to work out.
Rating: NC-17, WC: 16k, Summary: Real life has managed to get the better of Harry and his friends, but Harry still finds time to get wrapped up in fantasy and lose a little bit of his heart to another man. Again.
Rating: NC-17, WC: 200k, Summary: When the truth about a seemingly minor Dark hex Harry has suffered leads to the dissolution of his marriage with Ginny, Harry spins into a downward spiral. His private consolation is creating a fantasy life for himself in his journal as Ethan Starfall, a normal wizard with a big family. When he receives a random owl Draco Malfoy has cast into the void as a plea for help with his son Scorpius, Harry replies—as Ethan. There’s no reason, he thinks, for an epistolary friendship with Draco to go further. But Draco might have different ideas about that.
Rating: NC-17, WC: 76k, Summary: A love story concerning possessed furniture, black silk pyjamas, courtroom drama, premonitions of doom, assassination attempts, Death Eater yoga, absinthe, bare feet and a sensible werewolf. Beware: coarse language, brief drug use, some sexual content, and consideration of issues of sexual consent.
Rating: NC-17, WC: 20.4k, Summary: // This can’t possibly go worse than the last time I kept a diary. //After the war, Harry picks up a journal to write in… and it writes back. Luckily, it’s not a Horcrux on the other end this time.
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Heh! How about that? I never would’ve thought kids would have fun setting up their own little courtroom dramas.
I bet Trucy would make an interesting action figure, though. She’s already won over enough audiences across the country to be considered an icon in the world of magicians, so who wouldn’t want to buy one for their child?
Harry just wanted one normal year at Hogwarts. He should have known that ‘normal’ is for other people, not him. And this time it’s not even his fault. What’s an eighteen-year-old boy, who also happens to be a virgin, to do when he suddenly discovers he’s pregnant?
A love story concerning possessed furniture, black silk pyjamas, courtroom drama, premonitions of doom, assassination attempts, Death Eater yoga, absinthe, bare feet and a sensible werewolf. Beware: coarse language, brief drug use, some sexual content, and consideration of issues of sexual consent. From Silververse
When the war isn’t quite as over as it first appears, a guilt-ridden Harry is sent to a mysterious safe-house. Among sandwiches, insomnia, and Mills & Boon, he discovers something quite unexpected. ★ H/D
Harry Potter is the Ministry’s resident expert on Dark magic, and after ten years of cases, he’s confident he’s seen anything the Dark wizard’s mind (and wand) can produce. But there’s an unidentified curse on Draco Malfoy, and in the struggle to figure out whether Draco is victim or perpetrator, Harry may well lose more than his life.
Birthday - EF - Bhavana B Rao Sat, April 8 .. we wish you a very happy birthday and send all our greetings .. the Ef ..
40 years of ‘Alaap’ and 34 years of ‘Andhaa Kanoon’ .. such times .. such subjects and such makers ..
Alaap inspired by a real life incident and story that took place in Allahabad, a rebel son that refused to follow his Father’s profession, and instead when he had to earn a living became a tonga driver .. Hrishi da at his best .. a poignant story .. did not do well .. perhaps a little too poetic of the times ..
And Andhaa Kanoon .. an appearance that came as a barter for a film that i was working in, and which could not be made .. the makers of AK, taking over those rights of the film and placing me in AK .. the courtroom drama a great insight into the law .. you cannot be accused for the same crime twice .. so my character that is wrongly accused for murder, actually follows the culprit who had accused him of his murder, into the court and kills him there in front of the Judges, claiming that I cannot be accused for the same crime twice .. a dynamic story .. and my first association with PurnaChandra Rao and T Rama Rao the director .. we went on to make other films as well ..
And Alaap those rare moments with Hrishi da .. the honour of working with the great Chaya devi from Bengal a veteran and of course the poem of Babuji that was the only contribution that my Father agreed to .. he refused to write a song for a film, but said if you want my poem take it as it is and use it as a song in its purity .. we did ..
Hrishi da was a silent musician as well .. played the sitar .. as did his brother .. and many a time on set he would simply pick up the instrument, there as a prop, and entertain us .. an ardent listener being yours truly ..
So yes .. to put things out in the open in order to stop any speculation .. I suffered a stomach infection after consuming a Pizza with the hottest red chilli powder, the cause of the infection .. and am nursing a stiff neck and shoulder pain .. the neck pain has a history .. it is injuries received during stunts conducted in the 70′s and 80′s .. the protection gadgetry that is available now for all artists was absent then in those years .. the jumps and dives and action work was loaded with real action, causing all the injuries .. they now play up .. age has given in to them .. so neck braces medication and and all other kinds of treatments follow .. they work momentarily .. a final solution is being worked out, hence the absence from functions and events .. the fever persists on the infection and its control is being worked on .. yes there is discomfort .. nights are the worst .. getting horizontal is impossible .. so most nights are spent sitting and hoping to get some sleep thus .. it is a trial, but one that has to be endured .. all else is well ..
The last thing that would greatly upset me would be the multiple queries treatments and other advices from the Ef on how I should conduct myself etc .,
I appreciate the love and affection and the concern, but I understand that and urge all to not be too perturbed .. all is well and on the right path .. these episodes will occur and shall be taken care of ..
OK .. !!???
And now to attempt to get horizontal .. right .. good night .. if it does not work, the horizontal I mean, I shall be back here again to pester all with even more connect and writing ..
Deal .. ??
ps : and there is absolutely no doubt in all your minds as to where all those pictures above came from : correct - Moses !!
this from Ludmila ..
Now don’t go on a comparing spree about how others make great many images and they do not get reference here .. its just one of .. many others also feature in other platforms .. no jealousy and back biting please ..