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THE HP FANFIC FAN POLL AWARDS - FALL-WINTER ROUND 2012
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Voting period: November 1st - December 31st, 2012
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29 January 2012 @ 08:12 pm

I'm tired of all the Harry-gets-a-harem male-fantasy fics. (Yawn.)  Anyone noticed it always seems to be Harry?  Pretty much always het?  All the 'girls' ever so eager to line up to be Harry's concubine/servant/co-spouse, focussed completely on making him happy?  What a load of dragon dung.

So here's the challenge:  write someone else getting a harem.

Examples:

Snape gets a harem

Draco gets a harem

Hermione gets a harem (can you just see her with her strong sense of morality trying to adjust to aquiring several indentured servants due to life debts?)

Lily gets a harem

I'd even be amused by Voldemort getting a harem...

Notes:

Harems can be either slash or het, male or female (or even mixed)

Story style can be drama, preslash, romance, angst, or parody, but must end positively

Harems can be free will, magical contract, life debt, universe jumping (can you imagine Snape with a whole collection of Lilys from various universes?  Even better: Lily with a collection of Snapes?  Or Hermione with a collection of Rons?  This is especially apt if the story follows the one-true-love trope.)  Hey, come up with something brand new!

The rules: 

1:  The person who gets the harem must be reluctant (it's the trope!  I'll make an exception in the case of Draco, so long as it also follows the rest of the rules, because I can just imagine him getting all enthusiastic about the idea of a harem, only to discover it is not following his fantasies.  I'll even make an exception in the case of Lily and her collection of Snapes, all snarking at each other, with Lily trying to shape them into something better.)

2: No abuse or BDSM within the harem.  Snark, on the other hand, is preferred!

3: No sap.  Let everyone involved be strong-willed, trying to find / keep their identity in these new circumstances.  Let the women be their own person, not getting their identity from the central figure in the relationship.  Maybe let it evolve that the central figure moves out of the central role.

4: Everyone involved must be happy with how it ends (of their own free will).

Comment here if you start one, and definitely link in a comment if you finish one!

 
 
 
03 March 2011 @ 01:55 pm
I've been wanting to write this one for a long time, but I haven't had much inspiration beside this bunny—nothing with enough depth to write a full length fic. I'm hoping to inspire someone else to give it a go. Harry Potter/Torchwood

Harry Potter is the Chosen One but what if he was more chosen than anyone could understand?

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.


After Jasmine (episode Small Worlds), Gwen begins searching in her own time. She searches the past, missing children reports, unexplained deaths that center around certain children and she finds them - the Chosen throughout the ages. She tracks them, their families trying to find any leads ... any connections.

Were the parents left alive? How old were the children taken? How long were they allowed to live their lives before they were taken? Did they have any siblings? Did the parents have any other children after the Chosen disappeared? Were any other family members taken - past or future? Does the choice run in families?

She finds mostly dead-ends but a few leads ... all those leads are pointing to Harry Potter.

The hows and whys are up to you but I see the faeries as being the reason for Harry Potter becoming the Boy-Who-Lived. Maybe the laws of the universe or whatever stop them from giving him a choice before he finishes his human destiny. They can watch over him but they can't take him.

Can Gwen and the Torchwood team save him? Will he even want to be saved? The fairies have protected him all his life, after all.


- I would love to see Harry's childhood, maybe alternating between his POV and those of the Faeries.
 
 
03 March 2011 @ 01:47 pm
I just had a thought. I was reading jlmill9's The Twilight Books (great MST author on ffnet for those who enjoy them). But that's not what gave me the thought. I'm on chapter 48, Verdict, and I got to the bit where they bring in the tourists.
 
"Well, this is unusual," a man's coarse voice boomed.

"So medieval," an unpleasantly shrill, female voice gushed back.

What if the first voice was Vernon and the second Petunia? What if they were on vacation and they couldn't find a sitter for a young Harry? What if they had to bring him along?

When the slaughter happens, Harry manages to raise a shield or do some other impressive magic. He saves himself and attracts the attention of Aro, Caius, and/or Marcus. Unable to send him back into the 'human' world to live out his life until he's old enough (like Jane and Alec would have if not for the witch burnings), they decide to either raise him or turn him. Your choice, given age and any pairing you choose.

I think it would be great if he was changed young and paired with either, or both, Alec and Jane. Can you imagine how he'd turn out? The Wizarding World would be horrified! *cackle*
 
 
03 March 2011 @ 01:44 pm
I don't want to offend anyone but I'll say right now that I have never been Ginny's biggest fan. I won't apologize for that, but there are instances where I can, if not like her, tolerate her. This bunny is not one of them. It also has Dumbledore bashing, as well as a small amount of Weasley bashing. Write it however you like; this is just the way it came to me.

Harry and Cedric were lovers. The night of Voldemort's rebirth after everything is over Harry is taken to the hospital wing. He's pregnant. Only he, Dumbledore, and Madam Pomfrey are in the room. Dumbledore decides Harry can't have a child this young - what would people think? and there's Voldemort and the war to think about. Harry wouldn't be able to fight. So Dumbledore freezes the pregnancy and obliviates them both.

Events carry out the same as the books. Ick, Ginny but maybe it's something Dumbledore changed? I mean, he's a master of Legilimency, right? Not only is Harry a hero but he's the last of his line ... he needs to win the war and settle down with a nice woman. After all, a hero can't be seen as the submissive in a relationship ... as a mother.

The problem being? After his death Dumbledore's spells start to unravel - very slowly, giving enough time for the book to play out but not enough for Harry to settle with Ginny.

This can be reasonably crossed with just about anything. So show Harry, still pregnant or with child, leaving the Wizarding World ... whether it's because of the Death Eaters still on the loose, evil Weasleys wanting Harry to abort and marry Ginny - even going so far as to use potions, or just to get away from it all. Send him somewhere else.

- Must be a crossover eventually (it'd be cool to see Twilight - Edward anyone? Maybe Cedric and Edward don't just look alike, maybe they smell alike? Thus the child smells like his. Awkward much?)

- I'd like to keep it slash since it starts out as Harry/Cedric.

- Nothing can happen to the baby. Don't just kill it off or forget all about it - there can be near misses. Like, what happens to a baby that's kept frozen in development for years? What about when Harry is hit with the AK? What about all the other things Harry has gone through since the TWT? How would they affect the baby? This would be a great time to put your knowledge of birth defects into practice. I don't think I've ever read a story with Harry giving birth to anything less than a perfect baby or just miscarrying all together. It'd be nice to see something unique.
 
 
01 March 2011 @ 07:44 pm
You never realize how truly weird you are until you start posting your bunnies. My mind is a dangerous place. XD

I'm sure we've all noticed that Hedwig is a bit too bright to be a normal owl ... even being Harry's familiar/companion. So ...

What if Hedwig wasn't *really* an owl? What if she was a shapeshifting God? Hedwig is Athena. Athena was represented by the owl - whether she herself was the owl or she was seen holding an owl. It was considered her 'symbol'.

Athena is the Goddess of many things but most especially she was said to be the shrewd companion of heroes and the goddess of heroic endeavor.

Though Athena was a war-goddess, she disliked fighting without a purpose and preferred using wisdom to settle predicaments. The goddess would only encourage fighting if it was for a reasonable cause. (taken directly from wiki)

- Athena is the goddess of wisdom, peace, strategy, handicrafts and reason, shrewd companion of heroes and the goddess of heroic endeavor.

Athena is also the 'eternal' virgin ... so keep her that way!! Do not under any circumstance turn her into a shy, blushing little sex kitten.

I'd like it if this was the Xena/Hercules Greek Gods rather than the historical Greek Gods but that's up to you.
 
 
01 March 2011 @ 07:37 pm
This was one of the very first bunnies I ever wrote down and it still holds a special place in my heart. I would write it myself, but I've never been fanatic about the Batman fandom. I just wouldn't have the needed know-how to be comfortable writing something this in-depth.

What if the Dursley's were a whole lot more abusive than shown, causing Harry to go a bit crazy? What would happen if a desperate Harry overheard his Uncle Vernon talking about how he'd never hit a woman? Maybe telling Dudley. And what if Harry's magic reacts to his almost unconscious wish, changing him? Maybe Harry was very bright and mature for his age causing his magic to react to that and make him older to help the time-lines fit? And after being unable to get Harry to change back, either his relatives get rid of him or Harry leaves on his own. 'She' becomes Harleen Quinzel aka Harley Quinn.

Can you imagine the chaos Harley and the Joker could cause at Hogwarts or in the Wizarding World as a whole?

Pairings: Harley(Harry)/Joker -of course-. (If you write het better keep Harry as Harley; if you write slash have the wizards change him back without his consent) Any others are up to you.