overprivileged

honestly it takes a special kind of evil (or being overprivileged, ignorant and coddled at Best) to insist on calling victims of homophobic hate crimes “queer” and then piss yourself and holler about “queerphobia” (?) when other lgbt people say “hey please dont use a homophobic slur on victims of a homophobic hate crime without their consent”.

anonymous asked:

I JUST READ THE SADDEST FIC AND NOW I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO IM ACTUALLY SL SAD. IT WAS ABOUT HOW DRACO AND HARRY'S "scared potter?" And "you wish" THROUGHOUT THE YEARS BUT AT THE END DRACO DIES AND HES JUST LAYING ON THE ROAD WITH BLOOD EVERYWHERE AND HE SOFTLY WHISPERS "scared potter?" BC ITS TOO LATE FOR AN EMERGENCY TRUCK TO COME AND THEY BOTH KNEW HE WOULD DIE SO HARRY, TRYING NOT TO CRY STUTTERED "you wish" AND KISSED DRACO ONE LAST TIME. IM CRYING WTF HELP I NEED FICS THATLL CHEER ME UP PLS

OMG YOU POOR SOUL. I feel you, we have all been there! Also that fic sounds heartbreaking I’ll need to read it. I’m going to give you a collection of feel-good fics that I love dearly and that always make me smile.

Drarry + feel-good fic recs

Crutch, by AWickedMemory (11k)
Harry has too much to do, and Draco, too little. The solution? Hire him, of course. Who knew Draco Malfoy would be such a perfect personal assistant?
(One of my precious loves in terms of fic. Assistant!Draco is brilliant, and Harry just can’t do without him. This is hilarious, in character, and so good.)

Little Red Courgette by blamebrampton (31k)
When this season’s purple courgettes are woefully thin, Draco Malfoy thinks it amounts to small beans. Next thing he knows, the Department of Standards is over-run with leeks, Brussels sprouts all sorts of legislative difficulties, and somebody appears to have put a roquette under Harry Potter. Can Draco seize a marrow victory? Or will his plans for peas be squashed?
(I’ve laughed myself to tears on more than one occasion while reading this because it’s so witty and endlessly fun. Author is a genius, truly.)

there’s a trick with a dragon I’m learning to do by curiouslyfic (20k)
Harry’s live-in’s a workaholic being courted — harassed — by an array of weeping minions and an assortment of overprivileged pricks. Harry’s bloody portraits are being harassed — courted — by, well, an assortment of things Harry doesn’t even want to think about. Harry’s had a long week already and so far, his weekend’s not looking much better. At least he can say with certainty there’s no place like home…
(I have so much love for this fic. It has established Drarry with all this domesticity, lovely detailssss, and such great writing. Can’t rec it enough!)

Life Is The Flower (For Which Love Is the Honey) by bafflinghaze (15k)
The Malfoy Manor lands are lush and verdant. Bees hover over carpets of flowers, and ducks paddle in the pond. It is a place far removed from bustling London and pesky reporters; it is a place where Harry finds what—and who—he didn’t know he was missing.
(A fluffy favorite of mine. It’s so goofy and full of bickering, them being adorkable, all this argumentative flirting, and Harry’s baking!)

• In the Company of a Rubber Duck by birdsofshore (34k)
War makes for strange bedfellows. However that doesn’t fully explain how Harry ended up sharing his bath with Draco Malfoy… nor why Malfoy was a rubber duck at the time.
(This sounds cracktastic, and it is. All kinds of hilarious, but also very sweet and precious. Featuring Draco at a muggle cinema and such fun things.)

Crystal Clear by ICMezzo (6.7k)
Harry customizes a snow globe. Draco listens to centaur weather reports. Ron investigates the height of Pansy’s boots. And Hermione knows even more than everything, as usual. (No one signs up for the class for lactating witches.)
(I love everything about this short lil’ beauty. It is chock full of gloriously fun details, Auror partners!Drarry, and such great characterizations I can’t.)

Endangered Familiar by ravenpan (8k)
After the war, all he wanted was some peace and quiet. What he got, was a penguin that brought the exact opposite.
(Extremely cute is what comes to mind when I think of this fic. I just love penguin!Draco so much and the way he and Harry are in it. Wonderful!)

Settle in my slow-burning heart by Teatrolley (10k)
Five years after the war Draco is working a tech developer job in the Auror Office, and it’s all great except this one thing: Harry Potter works there, too. Things only become stranger when Harry starts bringing Draco ugly souvenirs back from his work travels. When Harry then shows up injured in Draco’s flat, Draco considers the possibility that he’s going insane.
(All kinds of precious, this one! Harry is an adorkable cinnamon roll, the writing style is amazing, and Drarry are sooo passionate together and yet soft.)

Adrift by dysonrules (13k)
Auror Harry takes a vacation in the Caribbean and ends up falling from the sky, straight into the lap of Draco Malfoy, modern pirate.
(This is guilty pleasure galore, which is exactly what I need in my life sometimes. So much fun, so good and yet so simple. Love it.)

Bonus:

Paws of Fury by Veritas03 (92k)
“Bellow, bluster… your rage is insignificant. No more than the mewing of a kitten. Do not be afraid. He will save you. Calm you. Love you.” Harry has a furry little problem – but Draco’s scent soothes the savage beastie. Will Draco be able to save him when Harry’s world begins to crumble?
(Way longer than the others on this list, but I usually only need a few chapters to get my fix of fluffy feels. This is so cute my heart melts. Kitten!Harry is the most precious thing, and the cuddles are all you’ll need after angsty times.)

nonuniqueindie  asked:

#74 of ways to say I love you, any omgcp pairing

74. “We can share.” I was going to do this for Charmer, but it was giving me writer’s block until I realized on the way home today it wanted to be Nurseydex.


Dex blew out an angry breath as he stared at the now completely empty baggage carousel. The color stood high in his cheeks, and his hair was sticking up on one side where he’d been gripping it in frustration. Nursey wanted to smooth it down, but restrained himself, as he had been for months. Years, possibly. He was getting good at it.

“It’s taunting me,” Dex said flatly.

“What is?” Nursey asked, seated atop his own suitcase, pushing it back and forth idly on the wheels. He hadn’t fallen over yet, amazingly, and he was now actually timing himself to see how long that would last.

“The baggage… thing. With its complete and total lack of baggage. Mine in particular.”

“Noticed that, did you?” Nursey tried to bite back his grin, but suspected he probably failed.

Dex scowled. “Shut up.” Yup, definitely failed. “I should have known something like this would happen. I should have turned down Jack’s offer of tickets and just stayed home. Why did I need to come to the beach here? I live at the beach. There was no reason for me to come. Now the universe is punishing me.”

Nursey planted his feet and started ticking off reasons on his fingers. “It’s an SMH reunion for all of Bitty’s peeps, you know this. You miss me and C during the summer, don’t front. You are occasionally allowed to have fun. And no one in their right mind turns down a free plane ticket from an NHL star.”

Chowder came bouncing up just then, preventing Dex from continuing to try to glare his bag into existence. “The airline said it should be here tomorrow! It was still back in Maine and got loaded onto the next plane after yours. They’ll deliver to the house for us and everything!”

Dex raised an eyebrow. “Really? Did you point out to them that the house we’re staying at is four hours away from the airport?”

Chowder’s face fell. “Oh. Maybe I told them the address wrong? But that was what they said! I could go check again?”

Nursey stood up. “Nah, C, you go find Cait. I got this.”

Chowder looked uncertainly between the two of them. “Are you sure? You really shouldn’t start the trip off with a fight.”

“No fights, I promise. I got it.”

“You got it, huh?” Dex asked, irritated, but quietly, so Chowder wouldn’t hear.

“Yeah, I got it. Come on.” Nursey tugged him in the direction of the lost luggage office. “If there’s anything my, and I’m about to quote you here, ‘overprivileged childhood’ prepared me for, it’s dealing with airlines losing luggage. I have found myself sans belongings on multiple continents now, let me tell you. Always a fun time.” He held open the door to the little office and gestured Dex in with a grand flourish.

Ten minutes later, he’d charmed the very tired-looking woman at the desk into a complete recap of how they’d located Dex’s luggage, exactly where it was now, and given her three different ways to reach them when it arrived the next day.

He slung his arm around Dex’s shoulders and guided him back out. “’s all good, bro, see? They know where your shit is, it’s not going to be one of those permanently lost in the ether situations.”

Dex sighed, looking resigned. “I just… what am I going to do tonight? And tomorrow?”

“We can share.”

Dex looked over at Nursey in surprise. “Do what now?”

“Share. We’re the same height, and I always overpack for vacations. Consequence of traveling with my mother; she can never decide what we’ll be doing ahead of time, so we’re expected to anticipate all things.”

“I don’t… I mean, okay, I just don’t want to be… like, an inconvenience or anything…”

Nursey stopped. Fuck it, he decided. He took his arm off Dex’s shoulders so he could look him in the eye. “Dex. Haven’t you figured it out yet? There’s nothing I wouldn’t share with you.”

Dex stared at him, presumably in shock. Nursey braced himself. “Oh,” Dex said. “Oh.” And then he got a fistful of Nursey’s shirt and kissed him.

It didn’t last long; Nursey was grinning too much. “Glad you came after all, Poindexter?”

Dex’s ears turned an adorable shade of red, but his voice was entirely sure when he answered, “Yeah, I really am.”

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Surf Instructor AU Idea:
Bodhi works for Imperial Resort, Cassian works for Wave Guardians’ Surf Shop

“We can’t all be beach bums like you,” Bodhi says, leading the attractive trespasser and his trouble maker dog back out before they are caught and he gets fired.
“I’m going to take that as a compliment. You always wear the spandex when you go out?” Cassian asks.
“Regulation,” he shrugs, he hates it, missing the warmth of the sun on bare skin.
“What about after work? I’d love to see you out of it,” he says making Bodhi blush fiercely.
“You look a little red there.” Cassian smirks going through the gate as Bodhi sputters.
“Sunburn, I should go,” Bodhi answers quickly wanting to bolt.
“Well, you should definitely get some calamine on that…and come find me if you’re ever free,” he says backing away from Bodhi before winking and running off with his crazy dog. Bodhi can’t help but think about him for the rest of the day.

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anonymous asked:

Hello! Sorry to bother you but do you now any slow burn drarry (very slow) with kind of calm atmosphere? I dont know how to explain it very well but something w/out Angst or to much fluff. Like when you read it, you feel calm or peacful? Idk im sorry

Haha no no I get it, it’s usually categorised as ~soft~ these days (almost 60% of this is Saras_Girl lmao). Also, most of these are slow burn but not all, I stuck with the ‘calm and peaceful’ side of your request mostly… These are ALL favourites by the way - quite rare for a masterlist - so I highly suggest checking them all out at some point because I guarantee all are amazing in their own ways!

DRARRY + SOFT / SLOW BURN

The Girl In The Kneazle Nightie (Saras_Girl)

Rating: PG, WC: 29.8k, Summary: All Luna wants is for her friends to be happy. Harry and Draco aren’t going to make it easy for her, but that’s okay. She has a plan.

Strangeness And Charm (@drarrytrash)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 45.8k, Summary: One November night during his eighth year at Hogwarts, Draco ends up in the forbidden forest. That’s how it starts.or: If two boys fall in love in a magical forest, does it still make a sound?

Running On Air (eleventy7)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 74.8k, Summary: Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects.

Truffles, Noble Lord Of The Sky (megyal)

Rating: PG, WC: 10.6k, Summary: Fuck fairies; and Longbottom, too.

Life Is The Flower (For Which Love Is The Honey) (@bafflinghaze)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 15.4k, Summary: The Malfoy Manor lands are lush and verdant. Bees hover over carpets of flowers, and ducks paddle in the pond. It is a place far removed from bustling London and pesky reporters; it is a place where Harry finds what—and who—he didn’t know he was missing.

Chase The Wind (saras_girl)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 10k, Summary: Draco is up to something, Harry has no filters, and Hermione knows everything. AU Hogwarts fluff with no excuses.

Beekeeping (khalulu

Rating: NC-17, WC: 13.5k, Summary: A few years after the war, Harry needs distance from the British wizarding world and volunteers abroad as a teacher in a poor rural school. Draco is a low-budget traveler, wandering wherever his curiosity leads him. Their paths cross in Malawi, “the warm heart of Africa.”

Yuan Fen (romaine24)

Rating: PG, WC: 14.4k, Summary: A Christmas Eve drive on a country road in Scotland leads you into another world: One where a celebrity bartender keeps referring to “true love”.

Stop And Stare (Saras_Girl)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 78.3k, Summary: Harry’s life is full of care, he has no time to stop or stare; he has no time for anyone’s shit, until his friends aren’t having it. A story about the unravelly things.

Voices From The Fog (@noeeon​)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 13.6k, Summary: After years of running away, Harry crosses paths with an all-too familiar face and follows him to Amsterdam.

Here And Now (Morgan_Elektra)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 27.8k, Summary: It’s been 5 years since the end of the war, but less than a week since Rita Skeeter outed Harry on the front page of The Prophet — and made some rather scandalous insinuations about him and his blond former nemesis. A chance (or is it?) encounter on a street corner reveals just how much has changed… and what remains the same. An over-sized courgette, some olive oil, a bottle of wine, and Ed Kowalczyk make things extra interesting.

With Great Yawns And Stretchings (@sugar-screw)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 22k, Summary: The coffee is very good. Really. And the cats are so cute. That’s why Harry goes so often.

Sleepless In Selsey (Cheryl Dyson)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 19.3k, Summary: Harry has shut himself and his children away from the wizarding world and although he claims to be perfectly happy, his son Albus thinks otherwise and begins a plot to help his father find love again.

All Must Draw Near (Saras_Girl)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 61k, Summary: Harry doesn’t have time for rumours; he has a shop to run. Which is just as well, really.

A New Life (dracogotgame)

Rating: PG, WC: 9k, Prompt/Summary: A lonely Harry wishes on a star on the Eve of Christmas: all he wants is a family to celebrate with. He wakes up on Christmas morning with Draco in his bed and a band of adorable, rambunctious toddlers running amok in his house. Harry figures something went wrong and he should probably try to fix it. But does he really want to?

The Moon Looks Lovely Tonight (Omi_Ohmy)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 36k, Summary: When Harry moves into the damp and empty Black house, it doesn’t quite feel like home. And then the first owl moves in. After that, it’s a steep slope leading to bed-sharing, more owls, assorted housemates, strange potions experiments, and terrible cooking. And a bit of waltzing, too.

Along Came Potter (@huldrejenta​)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 9k, Summary: Potter shows up at Draco’s flat. Then he shows up again, and again, and again.

1,000 Points For Gryffindor (@blithelybonny)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 25.1k, Summary: The story of how Harry Potter single-handedly lost Gryffindor the House Cup while attempting to have a “normal” year at Hogwarts. Featuring Harry’s suspicious nature turned up to eleven again, a new DADA teacher who is so not here for Harry’s fame, multiple detentions, Slytherins being sneaky, Hufflepuffs being sneakier, and the mystery of Draco Malfoy’s hoodie because seriously Hermione who gave that to him and is he wearing it just to torment me? This is ridiculous!

Unexpected, A Holiday Tail OF Mistaken Identity (amightypenguin)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 24k, Summary: After an accident involving a two year old and a wand, Harry (much to his dismay) is sent to Draco, who believes he’s caring for a pet. A large pet with a bad attitude.

Don’t Let’s Stop or The Case of the Dead Philandering Politician (A Draco Malfoy Mystery) (i_l0ve_my_az)

Rating: PG, WC: 15.9k, Summary: Herein Draco Malfoy is a Forensic Analyst employed by the DMLE, has an ongoing feud with Coulson who works days, irreparably frightens assistants, imbibes massive amounts of coffee and quite possibly engages in too much snarky banter with his liaison, Inspector Potter.

The Arrangement (RurouniHime)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 72k, Summary: It’s worked for years. Why change it now?

When It Alteration Finds (momatu)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 56k, Summary: After the war, Harry left most of the Wizarding world behind and built a new life for himself in the Channel Islands. He wanted a nice, quiet job where he could make people happy and listen to their stories. He opened a bakery and is happy with his life. Draco is a fiction author who writes under a penname, and he’s currently suffering from writer’s block. His agent suggests he try writing in a new environment and rents a cottage in the Channel Islands for him for the summer.

Not Your Face (khasael)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 26k, Summary: After an unusual late-night encounter with the Mirror of Erised, Harry finds himself with the unexpected (and rather unwanted) ability to see aspects of everyone else’s deepest desires. Harry really wishes things like this didn’t happen to him.

And, On The Other Side, A Welcoming Voice (blamebrampton)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 38.7k, Summary: For twenty years, the official history has told readers that Harry Potter died at the Battle of Hogwarts. The next edition is going to require some significant revisions.

Moving On (nimrodel_13)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 25.1k, Summary: After the war, the Ministry forces Draco to turn the Manor into a building open for public use as part of his sentence. So he turns it into an Inn. Surprisingly, it is going quite well until his father’s ghost appears in one of the Manor’s rooms and scares away all of his guests. As a last resort, Draco seeks the help of Harry Potter, the Boy-Who-Lived-Twice turned intrepid Ghost Hunter. Because if he can’t maintain the Inn, he may lose his home…

More Than That (joosetta)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 10k, Summary: This is a story about two 52 year old men who refuse to age gracefully.

Hippomancy For Beginners (khalulu)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 11.4k, Summary: When Draco desperately insists on becoming a Centaur Liaison, he doesn’t know what he’s getting into, especially with that annoying hero-turned-hermit Harry Potter living right at the entrance to the Forbidden Forest. Not to mention foreign unicorn women, slavering three headed beasts, bitter brews, unexpected friendships, and the consequences of a very cocky vocabulary.

A Remedy For All Seasons (cutecoati)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 14.8k, Summary: When Draco Malfoy returns to work on a mysterious outbreak of children’s disease, Harry is not surprised to find him a nuisance. In most regards, that is.

This Summer (saras_girl)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 39.2k, Summary: This is a summery romantic comedy featuring my favourite ensemble cast, in which Harry is confused, Draco is Draco, and Hermione attempts to eat all the things.

On Open Wings (@dictacontrion​)

Rating: PG, WC: 15.4k, Summary: Answers don’t just fall from the sky, but sometimes birds do. When one almost knocks Harry off his feet, he’s got to save it. If Draco is the only one who can help, well. That’s really entirely irrelevant.

The Owl Who Came For Christmas (dracogotgame)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 17.7k, Summary: Draco has a debt to pay off, no matter what Potter thinks. And he has a Very Good Idea to go along with it. Things don’t go as planned.

And A Malfoy In A Pear Tree (lauren3210)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 7.9k, Summary: Draco works in a coffee shop. Harry drops by every day to get his fix. Of coffee, Ron.

There’s A Trick With A Dragon I’m Learning To Do (curiouslyfic)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 20k, Summary: Harry’s live-in’s a workaholic being courted — harassed — by an array of weeping minions and an assortment of overprivileged pricks. Harry’s bloody portraits are being harassed — courted — by, well, an assortment of things Harry doesn’t even want to think about. Harry’s had a long week already and so far, his weekend’s not looking much better. At least he can say with certainty there’s no place like home.

Wish Upon A Star (As Dreamers Do) (ICMezzo)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 27k, Summary: There’s plant magic and celestial magic and dark magic and the normal magic that allows Harry to use a spell to clean his socks when Myrtle’s taken up in his laundry room again. Then there are wishes, and dreams, and love, and those are even more magical still.

Open For Repairs (@drarrytrash​)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 34.9k, Summary: After the war, Draco works at a tv repair shop and Harry breaks things. feat. sad boys in jumpers and more ABBA than is probably necessary.

Helix (saras_girl)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 92.8k, Summary: Seven months after the end of the war, Harry is feeling lost. Fortunately, he is about to be offered an unexpected and sparkling chance to find himself again.

Deep Waters (@huldrejenta​)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 13.2k, Summary: Back at Hogwarts, eighth year turns out to be just as miserable as Draco had suspected. Struggling with post-war apathy, he tries to find something positive he can do for himself. Like secretly learning how to swim in the Great Lake. Only things don’t go as planned when Potter somehow finds out.

I’m going to be honest, it baffles me that some people were so quick to defend Harry after what he said in the interview. 

For the record, I don’t think what bothered most people was the “nobody wants to be King” stuff (even tho, it would have been nice if he didn’t talk for everybody else). The bigger problem was the “we, overprivileged people… doing you all a favour by taking the job… poor us…”. He totally sounded like a pretentious brat. No excuses. He is fifth in line, he can totally walk away when he wants and take a job like everybody else. Or is it that taking an actual job is not an option?

Look at the difference to what Victoria said the exact same day. That’s what I call a total understanding of her job and role. Somebody who understands that she is a public servant and an employee and isn’t being all “feel sorry for us” in the middle of a crisis.

Hooked On A Feeling Pt 3

JayTim Valentines Week 2017 Day 3: Enemies to friends to lovers/Secret Admirer

Read entire series on AO3

Rating: Mature

Contrary to popular belief, Jason Todd is not an idiot. Hell, he was trained by the world’s greatest detective, he doesn’t understand why people underestimate him all the time.

He knows Tim is still taking his pictures. They haven’t spoken since that first night, but Tim seems to be less worried about being seen. At least when Batman isn’t around anyways.

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For @harritudur based on this gifset and this discussion.


He thought the seasons would change slowly, imperceptibly, over months.  But it seemed that here in the North of England one was plunged headlong into the season.  One morning you woke up and the air had the crisp snap to it, and by that afternoon you were losing the light hours early than anticipated.

As he ambled up the road to his building, Henry’s eyes chased over the windows.  Some lights were on, but he was looking to see if a particular flatmate was in.  Alas, he couldn’t tell.

Digging in the pocket of his jeans, Henry located his keys and let himself into the building before making his way up to the shared flat.  It was a budget place, just the necessities, no bells and whistles.  There was faded and curling wallpaper in the lounge and the kitchen was in desperate need of an update, but it was serviceable.  Plus, with three bedrooms, the rent was able to be split between three desperate students.

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anonymous asked:

How does it feel to be the poster girl for rich white overprivileged teenagers? Lol as if you guys afford that apartment by yourselves. You literally don't have a job. And you won't even admit it. You want to have an internet presence, then be responsible. Be real. How many people are on here wondering why they can't have what you guys have? Beating themselves up about it? It's irresponsible to paint this picture for the public, and not be truthful about how you got there.

It’s so heartbreaking how angry you are. Yes, Hope and I got lucky with our apartment, it worked out for us, but then again none of you are obligated to anymore information. Hope is working her ass off after school at her job, and yes while I don’t have a physical job, I am making money from my music (sorry for not sharing everything about my life with you??).

I don’t want to be an internet presence? I want to share my music, so I share my music and my story on social media. I am real, I don’t lie or cover up anything. But I also am not gonna share every single fucking detail about my life over the internet. It’s so fucking APPALLING to me still that people relate not sharing personal information to being “fake”. I don’t understand how anyone can assume anything or claim such harsh things because I don’t want to share it with you? We are both working our ass off in school. Yes, I am fortunate with having the opportunity to make my own money off of my passion of music, I will give you that. I understand that I am lucky to be able to have that. But I am fucking working so hard on creating art that I am proud of and that can connect to people and yes generate some money, WHILE kicking ass at school. But we’re not painting a false picture to anyone. I just would like to keep some sanity and keep my life private as it should be. I am being truthful without pouring out every detail of my life. You don’t know anything about me other than the pictures and music I share, so PLEASE stop acting like you do. God your mindset is so bitter I am so sorry for whatever has caused you to be so angry.

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An Empire for Sale

The Roman Emperor Commodus was not a good emperor, being known for a legacy of megalomania, lunacy, and tyranny. Commodus’ reign came to an end in 192 AD when he was strangled to death as part of a conspiracy by his maid and the Praetorian Guard, the personal bodyguard of the Emperor. As part of the conspiracy, the Praetorian’s installed a Roman Senator named Pertinax as Emperor under an agreement that he would pay the Praetorians a large sum of money. Under Roman law, the Emperor had to the confirmed by the Senate, so the Praetorians merely forced the Senate to confirm Pertinax with the threat of violence.

The Praetorians thought that being the power behind the throne would be just ace. Soon the Praetorian Guards fell into sloth and drunkeness, it’s members wanting to not only wield the power of an emperor but live like emperors as well. The only problem was that Pertinax reneged on his deal, only paying a portion of the agreed upon sum. In addition Pertinax tried to enforce military discipline upon the Praetorians, trying to reign them in and transform them from being overprivileged pampered slobs back into elite soldiers. The Praetorians didn’t take too kindly to this and thus murdered him on March 28th, 193 AD, a mere three months after installing him as emperor.

After the murder of Pertinax, the Praetorians announced that they would host an auction for the throne. Learning from the mistakes of the past, the Praetorians hoped to milk the empire for all it was worth and demand cash up front. Rome’s wealthiest and most powerful citizens gathered to participate in the auction in hopes of buying the empire.  After several rounds a bidding war developed between Titus Flavius Claudius Sulpicianus, the Prefect of Rome, and Didius Julianus, the Proconsul of Africa.  Sulpicianus bid 20,000 sesterces (silver coins) to every Praetorian Guard. Julianus however won the bid by offering 25,000 sesterces, an enormous sum that Sulpicianus could not match.  The guards saluted him and declared him emperor. They then forced the Roman Senate to confirm him as emperor at sword point.

Unfortunately for Didius Julianus, his time as emperor would be very short.  The people of Rome were resentful of having an emperor ascend to power through pure greed.  Whenever he made a public appearance people would greet him with insults, jeers, and obscenities while pelting him with stones and rotten vegetables. Worse yet, his provincial governors refused to recognize him as a legitimate Emperor of Rome and refused to carry out his orders. This was especially bad because the Roman governors not only controlled the legions and auxiliaries, an army which numbered in the hundreds of thousands, but controlled the infrastructure and day to day governing aparatus of the empire. Julianus, at best, commanded the Praetorians, numbering around 5,000 men at most, by then a force of drunken and unruly men, and the city cohorts or Rome, a police force numbering around 5,000. The people of Rome didn’t take him seriously, the governors didn’t take him seriously, the Senate was resentful of his rule, and his power didn’t stretch far beyond his palace. Poor Didius Julianus was emperor of not much of anything.

Immediately Roman Governors began to march on Rome to oust Julianus. The closest and also the most powerful was the Governor Pannonia Septimus Severus. Julianus sent an envoy to Severus in hopes of negotiating a power sharing deal, but Severus refused and the senators sent to negotiate defected to his side. Julianus then sent a small force of Praetorians to slow down or halt the advance, but Severus’ army easily swept away the small force. Upon reaching Rome, Severus called for the heads of the Praetorian leaders responsible for the murder of Pertinax, and promised to spare everyone else, recognizing that they were mere innocent bystanders or pawns of the Praetorians who acted under the threat of harm.  The Praetorians quickly produced the responsible men, who were immediately executed, and Rome was surrendered to Severus without a fight.

Didius Julianus was declared an enemy of the state by the Senate. He was executed by one of his palace guards, his reign lasting 66 days. Septimus Severus was recognized as Emperor of Rome by the Senate. A civil war would erupt between Severus and some provincial governors for control of the empire. Severus would remain on top, thus founding the Severan Dynasty.

anonymous asked:

yo, so I'm not gonna be a dick about it but I'm genuinely curious (and cant press enter to move down a thing? ok tumblr thanks). if I believed that reverse oppression didn't exist and was just a part of oppression- because anyone and can be oppressed- would you still say not to follow you?

i’d say that anyone CAN be oppressed but also anyone CAN be privileged. and people are oppressed for a reason. if there’s a down, an underprivileged. then there is an up, overprivileged. we’re all dealing with both. being white while being gay, being able bodied while being trans, being straight while being a person of color etc. 

its when people say that they’re oppressed for being white or for being cis or for being straight or able bodied etc etc. so, i guess I would ask, do you believe that someone can be oppressed FOR being any of those things?? if ur answer is ‘yes’ then you should think about WHY? and try to realize that it’s actually not possible because those things are the norms in our society and if ur one or all of them then our system (justice, schools etc) WORK for you. and you get to see yourself represented. just cause someone dislikes you or hates on you bc of these things doesn’t mean ur oppressed.  and if ‘no’ then congrats you don’t believe in ‘reverse oppression’. 

anonymous asked:

oh my god what the heck how did earbashing get there? I meant established omg *is laughing hysterically* I'm so sorry! I make horrible typos all the time. I was wondering if you could make a fic rec about *established* Drarry, so sorry 💓

Haha, that’s okay :)

DRARRY + ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIP

Hope Springs Eternal (But Love Springs In The Forest, Unannounced) ( @letteredlettered)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 12,394, Summary: Draco falls into a love spring. Harry saves him! And now they’re bonded for life. Draco is horrified. Harry thinks it’s kind of neat.

There’s A Trick With A Dragon I’m Learning To Do (curiouslyfic)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 20,000, Summary: Harry’s live-in’s a workaholic being courted — harassed — by an array of weeping minions and an assortment of overprivileged pricks. Harry’s bloody portraits are being harassed — courted — by, well, an assortment of things Harry doesn’t even want to think about. Harry’s had a long week already and so far, his weekend’s not looking much better. At least he can say with certainty there’s no place like home.

No Time Like Christmas ( @eidheann)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 3,504, Summary: How can you have a happy Christmas when you’re stuck in St Mungo’s?

Immovable Unspeakable meets Irresistible Hit Wizard (alisanne)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 10,800, Summary: Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy are just average, ordinary wizards working in dull positions at the Ministry and leading average, ordinary lives. Or, at least, that’s what they’d like everyone – including each other – to believe.

Get A Room (lumosed_quill)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 5,072, Summary: Harry and Draco have been seeing each other for six months now, and they really can’t keep their hands off one another, especially when they get a little drunk.

Hating Harry Potter (or: When Being A Voyeur Teaches You Lessons You’d Just As Soon Not Learn) (oldenuf2nb)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 5,700, Summary: See Title.

The Mirror Crack’d (@femmequixotic @noeeon)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 12,982, Summary: A Cumbrian manor house full of paying guests, a dead Ministry official, and an active murder investigation interrupt the quiet of Draco and Harry’s life together. Rather fatally.

The Waters Know Their Own (musamihi)

Rating: PG, WC: 15,800, Summary: Harry and Draco decide to spend Christmas with the Notts, although neither of them seems to know precisely why. Harry finds most of the company lacking, and some of it downright dangerous.

Control Issues (SilentAuror)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 11,680, Summary: Harry is an Auror, Draco is a psychologist. A sudden transfer to the New York branch of the Auror Division lends new challenges… and a special surprise adventure.

The Arrangement (RurouniHime)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 65,700, Summary: It’s worked for years. Why change it now?

Epistolary Romance (Paraphilia)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 4,246, Summary: Draco and Harry, both Aurors, spend an afternoon flirting with each other in an increasingly dirty series of letters.

Cascade (taradiane)

Rating: PG, WC: 4,700, Summary: I don’t know the boy in the cupboard. I’m not sure that I ever did. Those aren’t my memories, aren’t my feelings. They belong to someone else. Someone that I’m not sure even existed. It’s just a story. Something that people have told others just to make an average person seem more heroic at the end of the tale.

Yours Is The Earth (Hold On, Hold On) (chickenlivesinpumpkin)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 127,175, Summary: When they first meet after the end of the war, Draco doesn’t want anything to do with Harry. But as time goes by, Draco’s growing love may be the only thing that can save them both, because after a serious accident in the Forbidden Forest, Draco’s personality begins to undergo subtle changes. 

Sleeping Dragon (Omi_Ohmy)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 20,458, Summary: When Draco loses his memory, Harry struggles to recognise the man he loves. As they get to know each other again, can Harry overcome his sense of loss? And will Draco ever remember that he loves Harry?

Bronze Pressed Invitations (lomonaaeren)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 2,490, Summary: Harry and Draco are trying to send the invitations for their Christmas party that will make it clear, in some acceptable way, that they’re together. It isn’t going well. 

There’s A Grief That Can’t Be Spoken (oldenuf2nb)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 5,720, Summary: Summary: For five years, Draco has watched the damage each successive anniversary of the battle of Hogwarts has done to the love of his life. He’s not sure he can do it anymore.

I’ll Tell You A Secret (Just Don’t Tell) (nekarose)

Rating: PG, WC: 18,330, Summary: Harry and Draco are living a fairly normal life with a fairly normal relationship, except for the part where it’s, well, secret.

Running Up That Hill (hazel_wand)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 12,778, Summary: Harry had spent the first years after the war waiting and trying to fall in love with Ginny and had been unable to. It had turned out all right, sort of. Ginny had settled down with the Harpies’ Seeker and Harry, well, Harry had Draco. Sometimes.

The Pensieve Project (curiouslyfic)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 7,300, Summary: Of the 116 Hogwarts students who took part in the final battle, only five are officially invited to the Ministry’s first annual memorial. For everyone else, there’s the Pensieve Project.

Diplomatic Immunity (oldenuf2nb)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 6,800, Summary: Draco Malfoy has been on a business trip for six weeks, and his lover has missed him. A whole lot.

The Unfortunate Truth Of Happily Ever After (angelgazing)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 8,430, Summary: Living in the aftermath isn’t as easy as it was supposed to be.

2

Judgement at Karakorum

The death of Mongke Khan in 1259 brought the end of the Mongol Empire. Perhaps what made the Mongols most successful as conquerors was their unity, a unity which was always tenuous at best.  When Mongke Khan died he left no heirs to take over the empire, and as a result the Mongol Empire fractured between many khans and warlords. The largest and most powerful Mongol state that resulted was the Yuan Dynasty, founded in 1271 by Kublai Khan, which controlled all of China, Mongolia, Korea, parts of Siberia, and parts of Central Asia. 

The Yuan Dynasty didn’t even last a hundred years before collapsing, showing that while the Mongols were great empire conquerors and empire builders, they were not very good empire keepers. The Yuan Emperors created a class system with the Mongols at the top, controlling all high level government and military positions. The native Chinese were relegated to second class status within their own country, which fomented resentment against the Mongols. Furthermore, the Mongols of the Yuan Dynasty were terrible administrators, and over the decades the Chinese economy collapsed due to economic and financial mismanagement. The countryside was ravaged by outlaws and criminals. Corruption was rampant, as was political intrigue. Like I mentioned before, what made the Mongols most powerful was their unity. Without unity, the Mongols were nothing more than small bands of marauders and brigands. Infighting was common among the Mongols as heirs of Kublai Khan fought for control of the empire. The Yuan Mongols themselves were not the same Mongols bred during the days of Genghis Khan.  Rather than being fierce and ruthless steppe warriors, decades of luxurious living and wealth had transformed the Mongols into a horde of overprivileged brats who needed a good ass whoopin’ for their own good.

By the 1350′s, Chinese hatred of the Mongols had reached the boiling point. The Mongols ruled under the Mandate of Heaven, an ancient Chinese doctrine that said that rulers governed with the blessings of the gods. However, the gods could withdraw their mandate, giving the people the right to overthrow an incompetent or tyrannical ruler. Heaven would give a sign that it had withdrawn it’s mandate with a series of natural disasters. In the 1350′s China was plagued with a number of disastrous floods, droughts, and famines, disasters which a weakened Mongol government could do little to mitigate. To the Chinese, the Mongols were both incompetent and tyrannical, it was time for them to be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail.

In 1351, a religious political movement called the White Lotus Society founded the Red Turban Rebellion, a movement to kick the Mongols out of China once and for all. The Mongols were almost powerless to stop them as millions across China rose up in arms. While the Mongols were extraordinary conquerors, the sucked at defending and holding ground. Back in the days before Genghis Khan, if the Chinese sent a massive army into Mongolia to quell the tribes, the Mongols would simply pack up their yurts and bug out, disappearing into the vastness of the steppes. Now that they had to defend an empire and hold on to territory, they had lost the advantage of mobility.  The Mongols were not prepared to deal with such a mass uprising. Over the next seven years the Mongols were forced to retreat toward the north, until in 1358 the last Yuan Emperor, Toghon Temur, ordered a complete withdrawal from China. 

The Mongols would found a rump state called the Northern Yuan Dynasty in Mongolia, while a Red Turban leader named Zhu Yuanzhang claimed the Mandate of Heaven and founded the Ming Dynasty.  The Ming Chinese continued to advance against the Mongols, driving father north and eventually kicking the Mongols out of Manchuria. In 1388 the Ming invaded Mongolia with a massive army. The Mongols attempted to stop them, but were easily crushed at the Battle of Lake Biur, which resulted in 70,000 Mongols surrendering to the Chinese Imperial Army. The Ming then marched on the Mongol capital of Karakorum, and burned it to the ground. Talk about comeuppance.

After the destruction of Karakorum, the Mongols reverted back into their old tribal ways, splitting into factions that remained in almost constant civil war. The Ming watched closely, and whenever it seemed that a leader would emerge to unite the Mongols once again, the Ming would invade, cut that person down to size, and the infighting among the Mongols would begin again. As a result, the Mongols would never be the existential threat to China or any other civilization like they were back in the days of Genghis Khan. Some came close to bringing back old Mongol glory, such as in 1449 when the Mongols defeated a 500,000 man Ming army, captured the emperor, and laid siege to Beijing, but Mongol infighting destroyed the offensive and regressed the Mongols back to their old ways once again. In 1757, the Manchu Dynasty conquered Mongolia, reducing the Mongol population by 80% through warfare, disease, and genocide. In the meantime, the Russians advanced from the west, conquering and occupying traditional Mongol lands in Central Asia.

Mongolia would remain a province of Manchu China until the fall of the Dynasty in 1912. In 1924 Mongolia became a communist state under the Mongolian People’s Republic. While technically Mongolia was a sovereign nation, in reality it was a puppet state of the Soviet Union, who occupied the country with Red Army troops up until the end of World War II. As a result, around 30,000 Mongolians were executed as part of Stalin’s purges in the late 1930′s. After World War II Mongolia would become a pawn of the Soviet Union in it’s Cold War squabbles against China. Communism came to an end in Mongolia as the Soviet Union collapsed.

anonymous asked:

Comments on the Guardian article: "Definition of mistress; something that falls between a mister and a mattress."; "There are many mattresses on the dangerous path to matrimony.Confucius"; "Actually Marina, I commend Suits to you. It is a show of such mind boggling stupidity that it is constantly unintentionally hilarious."; " How many more of these overprivileged unspecial people will the British taxpayer have to keep paying for?"

Perfect…..people want her gone!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂

anonymous asked:

Did you ever find any good bisexual movies?

after a lot of looking, i actually did find a pretty decent one!!! but to cut down on some of that research and effort for some of y’all who may be similarly interested in some halfway decent bi cinema, here’s a list of my favorites and go-to’s that aren’t brokeback mountain (bc tbh who hasn’t seen brokeback mountain) and links to either the full movie or trailers:

  • Velvet Goldmine (1998): “In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor)” 
    • basically the main character is a bisexual glam rocker (totally not heavily based on david bowie or anything. nope 👀  ) who has on-screen relationships w/ men and women and uses the actual word “bisexual” to describe himself!!! it’s way over the top and camp it implies oscar wilde was a gay alien ??? but the music is bomb and it’s probably the most bi movie i’ve ever seen??? 
    • TW for rape and mentions of incest tho. both are very brief and non-explicit.
  • Y Tu Mamá También (2001): “In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.”
    • this one is sort of hard to explain and doesn’t have the happiest ending and only really gets explicitly bi toward the very end but it’s still a good movie worth watching 
    • ON NETFLIX AND HULU, can’t find a full free stream
  • Angels of Sex (2012): “The established relationship between university student Bruno and aspiring photographer Carla is thrown into turmoil when Bruno feels drawn to sexy karate instructor/break dancer Rai. Complications ensue.”
    • i just watched this one last night and i thought it was gonna be a shitty love triangle drama but!!!!! happy and healthy bisexual polyamorous triads!!!!!! where has this been all my life ???
  • Interview with the Vampire (1994): A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger (starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas)
    • listen………just……i have to include this bc if was very formative for me as a Young Bi. it’s basically two bisexual vampires working through a tumultuous and troubled marriage while trying to raise their vampire child. 
  • The Rules of Attraction (2002): “The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.”
    • baby ian somerhalder basically plays a bisexual stereotype but he’s cute and the best character so i’ll let it slide 
    • TW for rape, suicide, and self harm. 
  • Cabaret (1972): “A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.”
    • TW for animal death, antisemitism, homophobia. haven’t watched it in a long time so i can’t remember what else tbh??? but yeah it’s bi
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975): “A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.” 
    • i mean this is an obvious choice, despite being what some would consider regressive by modern standards (although it was progressive for the time.) basically everyone in this movie is canon bi tho and that clears the bar for me. 

that’s just a few off the top of my head. some of these are capital-p Problematic and there are plenty more i’ve heard about but haven’t watched. anyone else can feel free to add their picks!!! 

Honestly, when you work in retail or customer service, days mean nothing to you. A Saturday has the exact same meaning to me as Tuesday. 

And this Bank Holiday, what I’m looking forward to is that holiday pay of £12 an hour so I can entertain the middle-classes who then write newspaper opinion articles on how too many days off is making us soft as a nation because it’s another day they’re forced to spend entertaining their overprivileged children. 

EVERYONE PISSED ABOUT THE SOUTH PARK EPISODE CALM YO SHIT

Long-time South Park watcher (I still maintain that it is one of the smartest shows on TV) and long-time Tumblr user, and yes, like many of you, I, too, am one of those ‘social justice’ people. I strongly believe that both sexism and racism are still alive today in more subtle ways and the sexual orientation, despite the claims that we are all accepting, is obviously still a confusing and messy subject for some.

Now, I get that a lot of people are turned off by South Park’s latest episode, Stunning and Brave, thinking it’s mocking people who are defending their rights, thinking it’s the equivalent of dudebro trolls calling a woman a ‘feminazi’ when she is merely stating her point.

I can understand where some of you are coming from, especially for a first time South Park watcher. At first glance, it may seem like they’re mocking Tumblr people and all ‘social warriors’.

But let me ask you this: of the ‘politically correct’ extremists you saw on the show last night…which one of them was actually a POC? Or a woman? Or showed any indications of being anything other than heterosexual?

That was South Park’s point. As a long-time South Park viewer, I can tell you that irony is one of their finest and reoccuring themes. The irony is that sadly, many ‘social justice warriors’ are a lot like the PC fratboys: they say these things to fit in with the social ideals, yet their actions completely contradict their words.

You’ll find a lot of them, in and out of Tumblr. The ‘feminist’ slut-shaming the local popular girl for sleeping with more than two guys. That one guy who preaches about homophobia who will say things like ‘asexual lol that’s not a thing’.

What makes these people unlikeable is the fact that they use social justice as some kind of special pass that justifies their behavior because they have ‘good intentions’.

For example, they harass Kyle, who is a little Jewish boy, for thinking that Caitlyn Jenner is not a hero to him (shout out to Kyle Broflovsky who has literally voiced everything I have thought about the Caitlyn Jenner issue but that’s another story). When Cartman nearly blackmails the PC Principal for sexual abuse, the PC Principal is more focused with connecting Cartman’s words to sexist issues that don’t even make sense than his actions. 

The idea was never to piss off people who genuinely want to point out the issues and fix them. It’s the equivalent of a conversation that goes like this:

Someone: I don’t really understand why women don’t like being seen in underwear but are fine with going out in bikinis. What’s the difference.

And someone can either answer…

PC Prinicipal Probably: OMG YOU’RE JUST A STRAIGHT OVERPRIVILEGED WHITE DUDE YOU DON’T GET ANYTHING YOURE JUST A SEXIST HATER THATS WHAT *punches dude in the throat*

Or they could answer…

A Good Feminist: The difference is that when women are in bikinis, they choose to be seen like that, whereas a woman in underwear being seen implies an invasion of privacy. 

So you see, kids, South Park was mocking people who would probably answer like the PC Principal. If you are one of those people, then I heavily suggest sorting out your priorities because you can’t preach one thing by just calling everyone stupid. Instead, you’re reinforcing a negative stereotype that portrays us as ape-like extremists. That’s not to say someone who supports these things can’t be angry. But you can’t be unreasonable.

If you need proof that South Park is, in fact, a show that is actually very intelligent when it comes to social issues, take a look at one of my favorite episodes, The Hobbit, where young feminist (and arguably one of the only sane characters along with Kyle) Wendy Testaburger is fighting against photoshopped images giving young girls unrealistic expectations regarding their bodies. Warning: The episode is rather sad, but it does give a brutally realistic ending. 

Going back to episodes like this and ‘Starvin Marvin In Space’ also acknowledges the mistreatment of African cultures by missionaries and the irony of Christian education and their colonisation.

Now, let’s all take a deep breath, calm our shits, and go home to fuck our hot wives, K?

anonymous asked:

Hey! I love your blog! I struggle to find drarry fics that are well written but have cute fluff and relationships - I don't like the fics that are sloppily written I need some good literature!:) I'm not for the smut I'm more of a fluff kinda gal. Agst is ok but happy endings so I don't loose even more sleep and/or have an emotional breakdown :):):) Could u possibly recommend some well written but romantic with good plot fics?! Sorry if it is too much to ask :') xxx

Sorry for the late reply! I know what you mean, I do enjoy smutty, twisty, angsty fics but for some reason I’ve always ended up truly loving these kind of fics better. Case in point, literally every fic listen here is a favourite of mine in some way. Enjoy!

Well written, Romantic Fluff

And Hope To Die (olimakiella) - Rating: R, Word Count: 24,400, Summary: Strategically placed pieces of Wizarding artwork are going missing in the United Kingdom. Only, when the dots are connected to a darker plot, Harry Potter learns that there are classified places in the Ministry that only few people get to see. And just what the hell is the Centre of Magical Intelligence anyway?

Code-Cracking for Gryffindors (Sara’s Girl) - Rating: R, Word Count: 4,483, Summary: Harry should know better than to conceal mysterious body art from dorm-mates who pay no heed to what happened to the cat.

When Hippogriffs and Pygmy Puffs Collide (oldenuf2nb) - Rating: R, Word Count: 33,000, Summary: Harry Potter bakes cakes, brilliantly. Draco Malfoy inks tattoos, brilliantly. Owls deliver post, including messages from clients, with an occasional lack of brilliance. (Warning: Epilogue Compliant)

The Cruise (dracogotgame) - Rating: R, Word Count: 10,285, Summary: What do you do when you discover that your best friend’s boyfriend is only with him for the money? Why send them off on a cruise, of course. Ron doesn’t entirely understand Pansy’s plan. But for Harry’s sake, he hopes she knows what she’s doing.

Bare Feet, Giant Squid, And One Perfect Moment (bryoneybrynn) - Rating: R, Word Count: 4,250, Summary: Gryffindor may be the House of the brave but Harry’s feeling a bit nervous. It’s one thing to face a dragon or a Dark Lord. It’s quite another to make a move on the bloke who’s been your nemesis for the last eight years…

The Moon Looks Lovely Tonight (omi_ohmy) - Rating: R, Word Count: 35,000, Summary: When Harry moves into the damp and empty Black house, it doesn’t quite feel like home. And then the first owl moves in. After that, it’s a steep slope leading to bed-sharing, more owls, assorted housemates, strange potions experiments, and terrible cooking. And a bit of waltzing, too.

The More Reckless Side (megyal) - Rating: R, Word Count: 6,852, Summary:

Harry’s intent on happiness and a bemused Draco is at the centre of his attempts.

All Must Draw Near (Sara’s Girl) - Rating: R, Word Count: 61,080, Summary: Harry doesn’t have time for rumours; he has a shop to run. Which is just as well, really.

There’s A Trick With A Dragon I’m Learning To Do (curiouslyfic) - Rating: R, Word Count: 20,000, Summary: Harry’s live-in’s a workaholic being courted — harassed — by an array of weeping minions and an assortment of overprivileged pricks. Harry’s bloody portraits are being harassed — courted — by, well, an assortment of things Harry doesn’t even want to think about. Harry’s had a long week already and so far, his weekend’s not looking much better. At least he can say with certainty there’s no place like home…

The Arrangement (RurouniHime) - Rating: M, Word Count: 65,747, Summary: It’s worked for years. Why change it now?

A Dare Is A Wish (Your Heart Makes) (panicparade) - Rating: R, Word Count: 12,500, Summary: Draco waits as Blaise takes his time, downing Pansy’s shot and leaning back in his chair with his arms crossed behind his head, “I dare you to seduce a man of my choosing.”

For The Public Good (blamebrampton) - Rating: R, Word Count: 23,500, Summary: Harry is loaned to the Muggle government to assist relations between the two governments after the London bombings. When his counterpart in the Communications team comes to him with evidence of a plot to expose wizarding Britain, he is all ears. And only in part because the messenger has such a familiar voice.

In Need Of A Proper Hug (faithwood) - Rating: R, Word Count: 2,086, Summary: Draco rescues a poor, poor koala, which won’t stop hugging him.

In Which Harry Is Magnetic North And Draco Is An Idiot (bryoneybrynn) - Rating: R, Word Count: 13,742, Summary: For as long as he can remember, Draco’s been bringing fake dates to his family’s annual Yuletide celebration in order to evade his mother’s matchmaking. This year, Potter’s posing as his pretend boyfriend. But as the party gets underway, it gets unclear who’s playing who, who’s pretending what, who’s not pretending at all, and what the game really is. Confused? Yeah, so is Draco…

Delaney (RurouniHime) - Rating: R, Word Count: 6,400, Summary: Harry takes a sip from his blue-striped (and quite hideous) mug and addresses the eyes that have attached themselves to his table. (Warning: MPreg)

A Remedy For All Seasons (cutecoati) - Rating: R, Word Count: 14,800, Summary: When Draco Malfoy returns to work on a mysterious outbreak of children’s disease, Harry is not surprised to find him a nuisance. In most regards, that is.