anonymous asked:

Do you have recs for Drarry fics based on the plots of movies? I recently read one based off of Groundhog day and one based off of 40 Days and 40 Nights, the latter of which was a bit crackish but I like crack. Preferably no non-magical AUs unless they're up there in same terms of quality as Draco's Boy. Please?

Hey anon!! Both the 2013 Bottom-Draco fest and the 2014 HD Smoochfest were themed around adaptations of books, plays, tv shows, movies, etc, so those are great places to look and I definitely haven’t read, so can’t speak to all of them. But check out the Bottom-Draco Adaptations Fest Masterlist and the HD Smoochfest Remix Fest Masterlist for more! Meantime, a few I can recommend are below. Enjoy, and remember to leave comments and kudos! 

Drarry Recs: Movie Adaptations 

and Hope to Die by olimakiella - M, 24.5k - 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?

The Echoes of the Sea by writcraft - M, 13k - Harry and Draco meet unexpectedly in a place which is familiar to them both. The plans they make together following their chance meeting are uprooted when they discover they share a history that neither of them can remember.

The Mummy by astardanced77 - PG, 20.5k - When Lucius Malfoy walks into the Auror Office, Harry knew something was about to go wrong. He just didn’t expect it to involve quite so much sand. 

No Greater Victory by dicta_contrion - NC-17, 27k - 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.

Not My Boyfriend by taradiane - R, 11k - This frank drama centers on the relationship between two gay men who contemplate turning a passionate one-night stand into something more meaningful.

parapraxis by pasdexcuses - M, 18.5k - Malfoy would never admit it, yet losing the Remembrall was a blessing in disguise. Or maybe a curse. But that was not the point here. The point was, the Snitch didn’t get involved until third year. Before, there was the Remembrall.

Though By Your Smiling You Seem To Say by disapparater - R, 29k - When I suggest that Malfoy & I go away on a trip to the country, I expect fresh air, scenery and long walks, not strange locals, randy bulls and eccentric uncles. At least we have booze.

What Are Friends For by cassie_black - PG-13, 10k - It was bad enough when Ron started mooning over Pansy Parkinson – all day, every day. But now he wants Harry to date Draco Malfoy, just so he can get in Pansy’s knickers. Harry’s a good friend usually, but is he that good a friend?

~ for shslbanker

“…These days where the inspiration just won’t come.”

Haru was silently mumbling to himself while walking down the corridors. He needed a new theme for a book, and quickly. He couldn’t stand the idea of running out of them. He had to find something interesting enough to stand out from his other books…

“Witches… No… Evil spirits… Alerady done… Amanojaku? Yep. Kappas? Same…”

Deep in thought, he nearly bumped into someone but he stepped back right before.


“I-I’m sorry! I-I was too absorbed in my thoughts… This days when the inspiration just won’t show…”

Native Americans, Iran and gay penguins top the American Library Association’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books.

Librarians are especially concerned about the number of books by and about people of color that are challenged and banned—80 percent of this year’s list “reflect diverse issues and cultural content.” Those numbers are reflected in a recent survey by young adult author Malinda Lo, who found that between 2010 and 2013, 52 percent of banned and challenged books contained diverse content. “Attempts to remove books by authors of color and books with themes about issues concerning communities of color are disproportionately challenged and banned,” said the ALA in a release. “The lack of diverse books for young readers continues to fuel concern.”

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Continuing with our National Poetry Month theme, this beautiful book Sword and Blossom Poems:Poems from the Japanese comes from our Stein collection. The covers are printed on crepe paper with padded boards. The text block is printed on uncreped paper. The beautiful type and imagery give the impression of manuscript lettering. Like William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, the Blossom Songs and Sword Songs contrast each other–the first set presenting joy and new life, the second set action and death. Stop by for a closer look!


Stein PL782 .E3 S96 1909

(written by Grainne)

What more could you want than your favourite authors, favourite books? It’s like a perfectly curated selection set to your taste! Below are some of my own old time favs and a little discussion into their world of books:

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Project 10 Stage 2 

Focusing on my Theme Book

More experiments in my theme book - developing the theme of architecture / cityscapes in a range of media.  I am letting this process find it’s own way - I am still not sure what I will be making and which individual projects I will be focusing on.  I am constrained by the size of the bag (A3) I have to send to send my work to my tutor in.  I have also added my own constraint that I am not planning to buy any new fabric or yarn for this project.