Fic repost: THE HERMIT (Harry/Draco, NC-17)

A reader commented over at AO3 that apparently this fic had disappeared from the Internet. “The Hermit” was written for the 2009 HD Worldcup fest, and though the fest was held on Livejournal, the actual fics were hosted somewhere else. I guess that somewhere else no longer exists as the links go nowhere. So I have now re-posted the fic to AO3 (here!) and now I’ll put it here, too!

Title: The Hermit
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Fest: Originally written for Team Canon in the 2009 HD Worldcup
Prompt: The Hermit
Word Count: 16,000
Warnings: Explicit sex
Rating: NC-17/Adult
Thanks to: My beta readers scrtkpr and clauclauclaudia! Thanks for such great, quick responses!

A few notes before the fic:

Card Interpretation: The Hermit is one of the few cards that has a mostly consistent meaning over the many Tarot decks I own and researched. To quote from Tarot of the Cat People: “A loner or person incapable of interacting with other people. Failure to face facts. Self-denial.” The Vertigo Tarot says this: “Withdrawal, acting alone, seeking wisdom. Difficulty connecting with the world or other people.” I see this side of Draco first emerging in sixth year, when he tries to act alone to save his family rather than reaching out to Snape or anyone else for help. The downward spiral that begins for him then, I have carried forward four years after the end of Deathly Hallows, trying to project as accurately as possible from the clues in the canon what might have transpired in Draco’s much-traumatised head.

Reversed, the card can carry some interesting meanings, too, especially as regards a person who is engaging or integrating with society. For me, this refers to Harry. JKR has said in interviews since the release of DH that Harry would have taken up an important part in reshaping the wizarding world. I don’t count interviews strictly as “canon,” but for me that means to write a canonically consistent story, I could not, for example, turn Harry into a recluse who fades into obscurity now that his destiny has been fulfilled. He is the Hermit Reversed, engaged in the world and an integral part of his society.

Canon notes: I chose Team Canon because I really try to get all those little details right. There are many fanon conventions that we’ve come to accept, and yet they do not appear in the books. For example, there is no potion in the books that bears the name “Dreamless Sleep.” At the end of Goblet of Fire, Madame Pomfrey brings Harry a purple potion, saying “You’ll need to drink all of this. Harry,” she said. “It’s a potion for dreamless sleep.” She doesn’t tell the name to Harry, nor is it named later in the books. Fans have named it “Dreamless Sleep” in countless fics, which is not wrong to do–obviously the potion has SOME name–but it has no name in the canon, and therefore has no name in my story. Another thing that I try to match to the canon is the capitalisation, but this is something that is not always consistent. I had to decide whether to capitalise the “Cursebreakers” who help Harry–Ministry positions like Auror and Obliviator tend to be capitalised–or if it should be “curse breaker” as in the description Molly gives in Prisoner of Azkaban of “our eldest son, Bill, [who] works as a curse breaker for Gringotts Wizarding Bank.” And you’ll note, no apostrophe in Gringotts!

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Spanish translation of “Five of Swords”!

Maiden Lasso has done a Spanish translation of my fic from the last HP Tarot fest, FIVE OF SWORDS.

This one is Draco/mystery pairing, though if you know me it’s not that much of a mystery…

Check out the story on the Slash Heaven archive (a Spanish language archive) or on LiveJournal at MaidenLasso’s journal!

Slash Heaven:
http://www.slasheaven.com/viewstory.php?sid=41395&chapter=1 and

LiveJournal
http://maidenlasso.livejournal.com/957.html

The original story in English:
http://hp-tarot.livejournal.com/63704.html

Slash cast on Sex-positivity!

If you’re not a regular listener to the Slashcast podcast devoted to slashy fanfic and related topics of interested to slash fans, you might want to give the most recent episode a listen. Instead of focusing on a specific fandom, this is the “Sex-positivity” episode.

The “Insider Interview” is with Dr. Sarah Frantz, a scholar on romance literature who talks with Emma Grant about one of my favorite subjects, BDSM in romance, and I’m the guest interview on the “Pimp My Fandom” section, but since this is a non-fandom specific segment, we’re talking about PWPs as a fanfic form.

PWP, or Porn Without Plot, or Plot? What Plot? (depending on who you ask) is of course near and dear to my heart, since I read and write fanfic for the “sexytiems” in particular.

More description and links for where to download the podcast can be found on Livejournal, here: http://slashcast.livejournal.com/29726.html

Fic: “Marked” (Lucius/Harry, NC-17)

Title: Marked
Author/Artist: Ravenna C. Tan
Prompt: 32. “When you think night and day and every moment only of pleasing me, things will be very easy for you.”
Prompt submitted by: scarletladyy in the Harry_Submits Fest on Livejournal
Pairing(s): Lucius/Harry
Word Count: 10,109
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s) (Highlight to view): *Scarletladyy said “I absolutely adore dark!fics and I’d prefer this to be non-con.” This is about equal in darkness as my last Lucius/Harry. Sexualized torture. Mind games.*
Disclaimer:Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: Thanks to my beta-readers, Slashpervert and Amanuensis! Postwar, pre-epilogue, canon-compliant.
Summary: Three years after the end of the war, Lucius Malfoy kidnaps Harry. He keeps him captive and uses and abuses him. Harry is desperate to escape, but does Malfoy have some motive for kidnapping the savior of the Wizarding World besides perverse revenge?

The Harry Submits fest reveal has taken place! So now you can all tell I’m the one who wrote this twisted, hot, wrong Harry/Lucius. *grin*

Comment here or visit the original fest post!
On Livejournal: http://harry-submits.livejournal.com/140758.html

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You gave me dragons. I give you Charlie/Draco/Harry fic. :-) (NC-17, NSFW)

OMG you guys, a flock of blue dragons landed in my LJ userinfo! Love and kisses to everyone who sent them! They’re sooo cute!

And I feel like I owe you guys some fic ever since the last flurry of LJ gifts from Valentine’s Day! Hm, wow, I’m looking at all of you trying to decide which pairing to write. H/D would hit a lot of you, but not everyone… hmm….

OK. But it is dragons. So how about Charlie/Draco?

Or even… Charlie/Harry/Draco?

Here you go. A gift fic for everyone who gifted me v-gifts! , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Why not? Let’s call it: PLAYING WITH FIRE.

Title: Playing With Fire
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Pairing: Harry/Draco/Charlie
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Some bondage and rough sex
Summary: A few years after the war, Harry enlists Charlie Weasley’s help in curing Draco Malfoy’s fear of fire.
Disclaimer: Not beta-read. I stayed up way too late writing this for you guys!
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Podfic: Closure (Snarry, NC-17)

So I reposted this fic from 2008 recently, and since my previous podfic was H/D I wanted to do a different pairing. So here’s a Snarry one, and a much longer one, too! The running time on this podfic is 1:16 (one hour and sixteen minutes)

Summary: Harry is on the verge of becoming a full-fledged Auror when he learns Severus Snape is not dead, but recovering in secret in a wizarding sanitorium.

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Podfic: Draco the Wonder Ferret (H/D, NC-17)

So, last month one of my fics appeared in the HP Podfic Fest (“A Wizard’s Memory”) and I put up a post on all my various journals asking for suggestions, if I were to start podficcing myself (i.e. reading and recording my own fics in my own voice), which stories should I do?

Here’s one of the ones people asked for. It’s one of my few humorous fics, and I’ve read it aloud at several HP conventions, to the delight of many. So now you can all enjoy it. 😀 Links to both MP3 and m4a versions are below!

Draco the Wonder Ferret, written and narrated by Ravenna C. Tan

Summary: After that disastrously droll Hogwarts reunion party… the story of how Draco Malfoy weaseled his way into Harry Potter’s house.

Warnings: Humor, rather smutty at times.

MP3: 7.4 megabytes, playing time 16 minutes MP3 Click here
(Using Firefox I’m able to play the MP3 streaming right in the browser without downloading it. Not sure if that works for everyone…)

m4a: 4.2 megabytes, playing time 16 minutes AAC/m4a Click here — this is the bext format for use with iTunes, as far as I can tell. It sounds slightly better than the MP3 and carries with it the “album artwork.” (Cute ferret photo as shown above…)

UPDATE: There’s now a comm for H/D Podfics on Livejournal, hd_podfics, here: http://hd-podfics.livejournal.com/

Closure (NC-17) Snarry (2008)

This fic was written for the 2008 Snape/Harry “Daft Day Smut Swap” for Jadzialove, and I’ve picked it to archive next at AO3 and my new personal fic archive. It’s too long for a single LJ or IJ post, so it links back to the new archive under the cut.


Title:
Closure
Author: ravenna_c_tan
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 14,000
Warnings: Rimming and light bondage
Recipient: jadzialove
Compliancy: DH-compliant except EWE
Prompt/Summary: Harry is on the verge of becoming a full-fledged Auror when he learns Severus Snape is not dead. Relevant parts of the prompt are: “Rimming, light bondage, light spanking are great… Snarky (but reluctantly, deep down caring) Snape is Love and Mature Snarky-right-back Harry is even lovelier. First-time, or first time for them.”
Author’s Note: Jadzia said “I love a first time fic, especially if it’s a sarcastic, snarky Severus who is not at all happy to see Potter when he presents himself for whatever reason of your choosing. If that doesn’t work for you, pretty much if there’s smut, I’m good.” So how my smutty plot bunny developed into this plotty monster, I’m not sure. Thanks to the mods who put me on to pinch hit and then were infinitely patient while my work schedule exploded and the story grew and grew. Thanks also to my emergency beta-reader clauclauclaudia.

Closure
by Ravenna_C_Tan

The owl arrived in the middle of the afternoon, but when it did, it felt like it should have been the middle of the night. After all, dire news that feels like a broomhandle in the gut? Ought to come at three a.m., not tea time. Continue reading

By Any Other Name, pt 5 of 5 (Snape/Draco, NC-17) 2006

Author: ravenna_c_tan
Title: By Any Other Name, Part 5 of 5
Pairing: Snape/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Words: 3137
Genre: Adventure, Slash, Darkfic
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Non-con, Torture, Major HBP Spoilers
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, I am merely a hobbyist/tourist visiting J. K. Rowling’s world, for the love, not for the money.

Summary: Draco Malfoy has had nothing but a series of shocks since he fled Hogwarts with Snape and the other Death Eaters. Questioning his own motivations, he finds himself faced with a choice. The story concludes with this segment.

By Any Other Name, Part 5 of 5
by Ravenna C. Tan

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By Any Other Name, pt. 4 (Snape/Draco, NC-17) 2006

Author: ravenna_c_tan
Title: By Any Other Name, Part 4 of 5
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: DM/SS
Rating: NC-17
Words: 3137 this segment, ~12,000 overall
Genre: Adventure, Slash, Darkfic
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Content, Non-con, Torture, Major HBP Spoilers
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, I am merely a hobbyist/tourist visiting J. K. Rowling’s world, for the love, not for the money.

By Any Other Name, Part 4 of 5
by Ravenna C. Tan

It was far from their first private lesson. Snape had been teaching Draco on the side ever since the boy’s first year at Hogwarts. They both regretted the demise of that ill-fated dueling club of Gilderoy Lockhart’s. A pity that hadn’t worked out better as Draco had shown a real knack for it. Continue reading