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Racheline Maltese and Erin McRae were gracious enough to invite me to write a guest blog at Avian 30. I originally met Racheline through Harry Potter fandom, and as those of you who were at my erotica reading at the Geeky Kink Event–or who saw the video of it on YouTube–know that I write Harry Potter fanfic for fun. So I tackled the subject of writing fanfic in my guest blog.

Racheline writes, “So often, when we talk about fanfiction I feel like that discussion is defensive, fearful, or defeatist — there are certainly incredibly good reasons in the history of fanfiction culture for this to be the case. Cecilia’s take is refreshing, because it’s not about that at all. It’s about different ways to tell stories and what it’s like when the world finally catches up with what you love.”

What, I wrote about love? Grin. Of course I did.

MU1_new_cover_100x150“Yep, these days fanfic is not just considered “cool,” it’s red-hot mainstream,” I wrote. “Which puts writers like me in the odd position of being like those hipsters who were doing something ‘before it got big.’ Unlike those hipsters, though, I don’t complain about people discovering our ‘secret.’ We weren’t TRYING to create an elitist cabal that others would long to join. Fanfic writers are the intersection of two of the nerdiest groups on Earth: writers and fans. I don’t think most of us thought of ourselves as ‘the cool kids,’ we were just doing something we love! But these days even nerddom is going mainstream: certainly fandom is.”

In the essay I talk about how fandom’s “arrival” at the same time as widespread acceptance of certain gay rights (a la marriage) and the sudden mainstreaming of BDSM (a la 50 Shades of Grey) is NOT A COINCIDENCE. They’re all part of my fight and my peers’ fight for the right to wear our hearts on our sleeves, to not hide what we love or how.

“Fandom is about love, intense intense love, with dashes of deep devotion and maybe even some obsessive need. Fanfic is about expressing that love–which results in some intense intense fiction, incredible emotional rollercoasters–and about satisfying that need. That sounds like exactly the recipe one should follow to cook up a bestselling romance novel, doesn’t it?”

Go on over to Avian30.com to read the whole thing and comment if you agree or disagree!

Confessions of a Fanfic Hipster

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So, I’m speaking on panels at Balticon this weekend, and one of the most fun was Literary Never Have I Ever, in which each writer had to name a “literary sin” they’ve never committed, e.g. “I’ve never written a story in the second person.” If no one else on the panel had either, the person who brought it up was challenged to do it by next year, and if only one person had, they had to describe the circumstances under which it was done. One of the other writers mentioned “ripping off old school Old Testament stories.” I raised my hand, having realized I wrote a Harry Potter Sodom and Gomorrah story.

I later went to link people to the story and realized… I had never posted it before! Wow. I think I must have written it for a fest, then set it aside at wrote something else because it didn’t have enough sex in it for the prompt? I’m not sure. It would have been back in 2008, most likely, and I can barely remember what happened last week!

So anyway, I figured I had better share the story now. Voila! You asked for it Balticon, Harry Potter and the City of Sodom.

Title: The Lot of Severus
Word Count: 2,015
Pairing: Snape/Draco
Genre: Voldemort-wins!AU, Biblical retelling
Warnings: Hints of non-con offstage, character death
Rating: Hard R
Summary: An old testament story done Harry Potter style

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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.

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Title: The Rematch
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Snape/Draco
Disclaimer: This is fanfic. It is produced for non-commercial purposes. All characters are copyrighted and trademarked by J. K. Rowling and the publishers of Harry Potter and related properties.
Warnings: None, really. Dueling can be a bit violent?
Summary: Draco Malfoy is 25 years old, single, rich, and bored with life, when an old schoolmate invites him into a very exclusive club: a dueling club.
Author’s Notes: A very slantwise homage to Chuck Palahniuk’s novel “Fight Club.” This is still my favorite of my Snape/Draco fics. Written originally as a gift for Femmequixotic in the 2006 Merry Smutmas fest.

“Come on, Malfoy. Don’t tell me you’re scared.”

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Title: Draco the Wonder Ferret
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Rating: NC-17
Prompt Set: 50.1 from the 100 Quills challenge fest
Prompt: Wonder
Word Count: 2600
Pairing: Draco/Harry
Warnings: Ferret!draco
Disclaimer: I wrote this fanfic for completely non-commercial enjoyment. All characters are not mine and are copyrighted and trademarked by their owners/publishers.
Summary: How Draco Malfoy weaseled his way into Harry Potter’s house.
A/N: A gift fic for Ravengirl76 who requested ferret!draco H/D. I’ve never written ferret!draco before, and didn’t think I would, but what else was I going to do with the “wonder” prompt? It seemed a natural fit…

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Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Title:: Burning Day
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: Changed by the long war and unhappy with his life, Harry starts a new one in Muggle London, but something is still missing. Unfulfilled, Harry looks for it in back alleys and back rooms, but it proves elusive.
Rating:NC-17
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s):Bondage, spanking, corporal punishment, BDSM of various kinds.
Word Count: 14,900
Author’s Notes:Written for HD Summer Holidays 2007 as a gift for son_of_darkness. Thanks to clauclauclaudia for late night beta duties. There are full author’s notes here. (And here’s a link to the original fic post)

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Wheeee! Happy holidays, everyone!

My Christmas-themed H/D fic “A Wizard’s Memory” is up at the HP Podfic Fest! The lovely Takola [personal profile] takola read it, and you can get is as an MP3 or m4b format, or livestream it right inside LJ.

For those who don’t recall or haven’t read the fic, it’s a postwar Harry/Draco at a Christmas party with a bunch of rich Quidditch snobs. It’s probably one of my most romantic stories. Yes, I feel I have to warn for that…

My original summary: NC-17. (5900 words). Harry attends a holiday party which brings up not-so-old memories. Quote: “As if they hadn’t spent some seven years hating each other, seven weeks fucking like weasels, and the two years since ignoring one another.” A gift fic for Charlotteschaos in the HD_holidays exchange.

Cover art:

Link to the post & podfic:
http://hp-podfic-fest.livejournal.com/5582.html

Enjoy!

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Just thought I’d share this news!

So, I went to a party on Saturday night that happened to be populated by most of the board of directors of HPEF, the folks who have been bringing you fabulous Harry Potter conventions for many years now, a-a-a-a-a-a-nd..

I got roped into being in charge of organizing fanfic readings at Ascendio.

Ascendio will be July 12-15, 2012 (that’s NEXT summer, not this coming one…) and registration isn’t even open yet. But you can get on an email newsletter list here: http://www.hp2012.org/

We’ll be welcoming fic readings in all genres, ratings, and pairings. (Underage wizards will not be allowed to attend program items rated above their age.)

More details when we get closer to the time. I anticipate we might have more readers hoping for slots than we have slots, but we shall cross that Quidditch pitch when we come to it!

Mirrored from blog.ceciliatan.com.

ravenna_c_tan: (ravenclaw)

Just thought I’d share this news!

So, I went to a party on Saturday night that happened to be populated by most of the board of directors of HPEF, the folks who have been bringing you fabulous Harry Potter conventions for many years now, a-a-a-a-a-a-nd..

I got roped into being in charge of organizing fanfic readings at Ascendio.

Ascendio will be July 12-15, 2012 (that’s NEXT summer, not this coming one…) and registration isn’t even open yet. But you can get on an email newsletter list here: http://www.hp2012.org/

We’ll be welcoming fic readings in all genres, ratings, and pairings. (Underage wizards will not be allowed to attend program items rated above their age.)

More details when we get closer to the time. I anticipate we might have more readers hoping for slots than we have slots, but we shall cross that Quidditch pitch when we come to it!

Mirrored from blog.ceciliatan.com.

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