Harry Potter Traditions Fest

June 5th, 2009

HP Traditions 2009 REVEAL @ 11:34 am

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First off, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this year's fest! And an EXTRA SPECIAL thank you to [info]silveredaccents and [info]kalina_blue, who stepped in to create gifts when others dropped out. You two saved my life. ♥

And now for the moment you've been waiting for! As of this post, you may now reply to comments on your fics, re-post your fic anywhere you like, and pimp it like crazy (because we all deserve extra appreciation).

DRUMROLL, PLEASE! *air drums* )


And if I've made any mistakes (oh, won't that be embarrassing XD) please do let me know.

May 31st, 2009

thank you!!! @ 06:49 pm

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All of the gifts for the 2009 season of the HP Traditions Fest have been posted! The reveal will be posted on Friday, June 5.

Until then, catch up on all the stories you haven't read, and don't forget to leave comments (especially on the gifts for you)! I know some people like to have guessing games with their friends list and such, so feel free to do that too.

Just DON'T reveal which story is yours OR repost it anywhere until the reveal has been posted! Then you can cross-post and show off your work as much as you like.

Finally, thank you all for participating! I've had a wonderful time modding this fest and reading all of your work. :)

Happy traditions, pinch-hitters! @ 06:45 pm


Title: The Oak King
Author: ???
Gift For: pinch-hitters and other helpers! ♥
Pairing(s): Bellatrix/Tom Riddle (Voldemort)
Summary: Tom recruits Bellatrix
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Author's notes: So much thanks to ET who put up with everything from me and this fic, including bad email trouble and a last minute perfectionist delete-happy finger.

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The Oak King rules from the winter solstice to the summer one... )

May 30th, 2009

Happy traditions, dark_adrenalynn! @ 12:37 am


Title: Feast of Fools
Author: ???
Gift For: [info]dark_adrenalynn
Pairing(s): Katie Bell/Daphne Greengrass, Lisa Turpin/Michael Corner
Summary: Daphne gets Lisa to go to the Feast of Fools festival where Lisa finds out far more than she expected about her friend as well as herself.
Rating: R
Warnings: dub-con, brief breathplay, D/s, bondage, near exhibitionism.
Author's notes: I hope you enjoy! It rather ended up a checklist of things you wanted, though that hadn't been my intent! Many thanks to my last-minute beta who helped me immensely.

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Feast of Fools )

Happy traditions, rockerchica826! @ 12:24 am


Apologies for the delayed posting - I am still here, just spreading out the posting a bit more to give time to the last few people still working on fic. A small fic fest + needing to recruit pinch-hitters late in the game doesn't give me much other choice. The next fic will be posted whenever I have it in hand.

Title: Just Add Alcohol
Author: ???
Gift for: [info]rockerchica826
Pairing(s): Draco/Blaise/Theodore
Summary: For years, the Slytherins at Hogwarts have celebrated New Years' with copious amounts of alcohol. And every year, Draco always ends up losing his trousers.
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: um.... drinking?
Author's notes: Thanks to C and J, who were incredibly helpful and inspirational to me, as always. I hope you enjoy it, [info]rockerchica826!

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Just Add Alcohol )

May 24th, 2009

Happy traditions, hecticity! @ 09:25 pm


Title: From Woodhenge We Say Goodbye
Author: ???
Gift For: [info]hecticity
Pairing(s): Draco/Morag, Harry/Luna, Neville/Ginny
Summary: The Malfoys say good-bye to Lucius in an old pure-blood tradition and find others who have lost loved ones over the year.
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Author's notes: While not as long as I thought it was going to be, this fic insisted on being told this way. Also, the tradition within is in fact an old Muggle tradition for those who build Woodhenge and Stonehenge. I do hope you like this, [info]hecticity.

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From Woodhenge We Say Goodbye )

May 21st, 2009

Happy traditions, midnight_birth! @ 09:06 pm


Title: The Spoils of War
Author: ???
Gift For: [info]midnight_birth
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: When Draco angers Harry, Potter decides to teach the Slytherin a lesson he won’t be soon forgetting.
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: slash, light BDSM, semi-con, underage participants (under 18)
Author's notes: I tried to incorporate as many of midnight_birth’s requests… and threw in a few of my own. Hope you like it.. The setting is post-Voldemort, Hogwarts/Seventh Year

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The Spoils of War )

May 14th, 2009

posting hiatus and summary thus far @ 11:55 am

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Unfortunately, I must announce that posting will be on hold until my school's graduation festivities are over. I'm not technically graduating just yet, but my family will be converging on my house all the same. My plans for the 16th through the 20th have been confirmed, and it's looking like I will have very little time to myself. To reduce my stress level and add a little bit of leeway time to the posting schedule, I am pushing the next posting date from May 16th to May 21.

My apologies; I was not expecting my life to get quite this crazy. I will still be checking my email, so if you need to get in touch with me, you can. All email should be sent to traditionsmods@gmail.com.

While I'm gone, please enjoy everything that has been posted so far! The summary is beneath the cut; a similar post has been made on LJ. ENJOY! )

Happy traditions, silveredaccents! @ 11:54 am


Title: Uncharmable Women
Author: ???
Gift For: [info]silveredaccents
Pairing(s): Draco/Ginny, with past Lucius/Molly, Lucius/Narcissa, and Arthur/Molly
Summary: Draco needs to restore the Malfoy name, so Lucius send his future in an enexpected direction.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~3600
Warnings: EWE (Epilogue, What Epilogue?), language.
Author's notes: [info]silveredaccents asked for traditions of pureblood life, strong generational influences, and showing the different sides of things, the grey areas. I hope I haven't disappointed!

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Uncharmable Women )

May 12th, 2009

Happy traditions, slash_srs! @ 10:52 pm


Title: Ready or Not
Author: ???
Gift For: [info]slash_srs.
Pairing(s): Draco/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Scenes of explicit sexual nature.

Summary: Harry thought that marrying Draco Malfoy was by far the most unexpected and difficult thing he’d have to do, no matter how excited he was at the prospect. When he learns, however, what an enormous decision it is to have a true Pureblood wedding – the only one Draco’s parents will even consider – he realizes that perhaps he’s in for much more than he bargained for.

Author's notes: I couldn’t fit this in Hogwarts-time, considering the tradition I chose, but this takes place about three or four years after. I hope you like this. I squeezed in a couple of traditions you were interested in, and then as many of your kinks as I could. Enjoy it! ♥ Also, a humongous thanks to the mod, who’s been incredibly understanding and flexible, and made this a very fun experience for me.

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Ready or Not )

May 10th, 2009

Happy traditions, kalina_blue! @ 12:20 am


My apologies again. I have three days left of school before I graduate and my head is not screwed on properly at the moment... I'll do my best to post as regularly as possible.

Title: Midnight Kiss
Author: ???
Gift For: [info]kalina_blue
Pairing(s): Draco/Hermione
Summary: When the Ministry throws a New Year’s Eve party, all Draco can think about is his midnight kiss...
Rating: PG-13 for language and kissing
Warnings: Slightly OOC
Author's notes: Yay, I finished! I really hope you like it recipient. I tried my best to include everything you asked for and I hope I succeeded. :D I would like your honest opinion. And everyone else… ENJOY!

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Midnight Kiss )

May 6th, 2009

Happy traditions, ayane_tsurugi! @ 11:19 pm


Title: Draco’s Day

Author: ???

Gift For: [info]ayane_tsurugi

Pairing(s): Harry/Draco

Summary: Draco’s 18th birthday holds many surprises for him. A few shared Dirigible plums and an accidental discovery open up a whole new path for Draco and Harry on the cusp of adulthood.

Rating: PG-13

Warnings: there is a non-sexual scene with skeletons

Author's notes: This really was a challenge for me! It opened up all sorts of ideas for different ceremonies for maturing wizards and it makes me want to explore these ideas more! What fun!

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Draco's Day )

(no subject) @ 07:25 am

My apologies for being a day late. Yesterday involved very little sleep, an exam, three meetings, and fighting with my computer over whether it was going to connect to the internet properly or not (I actually think that was the internet's problem, but it's really the same thing).

I'll post the next gift as soon as I get home from classes today, I promise. Sorry, guys!

May 3rd, 2009

Happy traditions, teshara! @ 08:25 am


Title: (not so) Traditional
Author: ???
Gift For: [info]teshara
Pairing(s): Albus Severus/Scorpius
Summary: Draco has planned a Traditional Malfoy Coming of Age Celebration for his son who doesn't want one.
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: 17-year-old boys kissing
A/N Thanks go to my wonderful roommate and beta [info]melissaisms for always putting up with all my crap. =D

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(not so) Traditional )

Happy traditions, nikkilicious377! @ 08:24 am


Title: Spontaneous Desires
Author: ???
Gift For: [info]nikkilicious377
Pairing(s): Draco/Hermione, side-pairing Harry/Pansy
Summary: There was a reason why Hermione preferred to think everything through before acting. Spontaneity just gets you into all kinds of trouble. Same goes for Slytherins.
Rating: R
Warnings: Just a bit of smut, is all. Post-DH, EWE
Author's notes: Nikki, I loved working on your prompt even though it was driving me crazy at times. :) I hope you enjoy reading the story.
Thanks go to my awesome beta for her excellent suggestions.

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Spontaneous Desires )

April 26th, 2009

announcement! @ 11:49 pm

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Just checking in to remind all of you that posting will begin this Friday, May 1! Since it is such a small fest, I will be posting submissions every other day, otherwise it would be over in little more than a week.

I would also like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of the participants. It's looking like I will have all - or all but one or two - submissions in hand by the time posting starts, which is a drastic change from last year, and the fest ought to go off without a hitch. Seriously, thank you all so, so much - it is an enormous relief to me, and I'm pretty sure it's an exchange fest record. XD

I hope you're all as excited as I am for posting to start, so you can see what your fellow participants have written! :D

April 15th, 2009


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Hey all - it's that time!

Yes, it is now April 15th, and your submissions are DUE. I expect to hear from you sometime today, whether you have finished or not. If I don't, I will be forced to send my minions after you prod and poke you over email until 1) you get back to me or 2) I am forced to resign myself to the fact that you have dropped out. I really appreciate those of you who have already submitted your fics, or at least contacted me to let me know when you will be submitting them. For those of you that haven't: remember, the modly email is traditionsmods@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT: IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO MY EMAILS BY APRIL 20, I WILL START LOOKING FOR A PINCH HITTER. As this is a small fest, the duration of posting (starting May 1) will be very short, and therefore I do not have very much wiggle room when it comes to granting extensions past the beginning of posting.

In summary: get in touch with me today or I will be annoyingly persistent. You can't say I didn't warn you. ;)

April 8th, 2009

reminder: one week until submissions are due @ 12:27 pm


Hello, lovely participants!

This is your ONE WEEK REMINDER. The due date for your submissions is Wednesday, April 15th.

If you know that you will not be able to turn it in by then, you should let me know within the week. I am willing to grant extensions, although of course I appreciate it when submissions are turned in by the deadline.

You have until the end of April 15th (your time) to get in touch with me. Remember, my email is traditionsmods@gmail.com.

Thank you, and good luck finishing up your stories! :)

March 10th, 2009

approximate halfway point @ 01:38 pm

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Hi everyone!

We have reached the approximate halfway point of the writing time you've been allotted. This is your reminder that your submissions are due in just over a month, on April 15th.

I'm posting early because I'm going out of town for spring break for a week and a half, but I'll still be available by email. Feel free to email me (traditionsmods@gmail.com) if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Good luck, everyone!

February 14th, 2009

(no subject) @ 03:22 pm

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I just wanted to extend my gratitude to all of this year's participants. All of you, every single one, got back to me before the deadline, and I'm very hopeful that your punctuality will make this a fabulous fest!!

Thank you so very much, and Happy Valentine's Day to all of you, if you celebrate.

Much love from your very pleased mod. ♥♥♥

Harry Potter Traditions Fest