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OK, I took the plunge, got my early bird registration through IndieGoGo and then booked my hotel for Leviosa in Las Vegas in 2016. Many of the folks on the concom are old H/D and Snaco pals like [personal profile] femmequixotic, [personal profile] noeon, and [profile] nqdonne so it was likely I was going anyway, but by registering now I got $25 off registration.

The IndieGoGo campaign only has a week left, they're 70% of the way to the goal, and even if you're not going to the con you can pick up a lot of cool swag as rewards for supporting. I was really happy to see the Slash Pack added to the rewards as well as a Slash & Queer Lit track to the programming. All the early publicity was about YA literary guests so I kind of had the (mistaken) impression that this was going to be a much "younger"/"cleaner" con than I'm used to. I've been assured there'll be plenty for smutty ol' me. :D

Suppor the campaign on IndieGogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/leviosa-2016-a-harry-potter-con

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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!

*** AND NOW THE FIC ***

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(Since a bunch of you are diving into the Magic U. books, here's a non-spoilery fanfic I wrote about Kyle (our hero, you've seen him on the blue book cover), traipsing around the country alone one summer. I posted it to A03 (here) or you can read it below the cut.)

Title: Lakeside Encounter
Fandom: Magic University
Pairing: Kyle/original male character
Rating: NC-17
Summary: I would have called this "What I Did Last Summer" except people would get confused what fandom it was... After his second year at Veritas, the magical university hidden inside Harvard, Kyle goes out to explore the world a bit. He's not sure what he expected to find. (P.S. When Kyle says he's not into guys, he's lying.)

Author's Note: I know, I know, since I'm actually the author of the Magic University canon, this story could be taken as canon. But I still think of it as fanfic (i.e. outside the canon) because the events in this story are not referenced in the books. I'm fairly sure Kyle had quite a few summer adventures I still don't know about...! FYI, yes, Harvard has Houses just like Hogwarts.

LAKESIDE ENCOUNTER

Kyle hadn't expected to meet magical people here.

When he'd decided to go backpacking around for the summer, he'd decided to leave behind all the talk of prophecies for a while and go somewhere the Tower was far from visible. He'd always wanted to go to New Orleans, but there was a sizable magical community there, and the whole point was to get away.

So he went west, and somewhere not quite to Chicago got sidetracked, and he ended up at campground adjacent to a state park on Lake Michigan. By now he had a solo pop-up tent he could carry easily in his pack, and although he'd forsaken Esoteric Arts as a field of study, he knew enough to be able to keep warm all night long no matter how chilly the night air was, so long as he was somewhere private enough to touch himself. Hence the tent.

But other than that, and the occasional application of his knack for saying the right thing to bring opportunities his way, he didn't do magic. He did write in his journal, scraps of poems and sights and thoughts, philosophies and words and sometimes rhymes that caught his ear. He hitchhiked from place to place and began to realize just how large the country was, and just how small the magical population.

But there he was, sitting on a sand dune and watching the sun set over the lake with his journal on his lap, when he felt the flare of magic nearby. Below him, closer to the waterline, was a group of people gathering around a campfire. Someone had just lit it with magic, he was sure of it. Read more... )
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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

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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

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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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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! [personal profile] femmequixotic, [personal profile] ariannagray, [personal profile] faithwood, [profile] paean_sf, [personal profile] carolinelamb, [personal profile] golden_snitch12, [personal profile] alisanne, [personal profile] ldydark1, [personal profile] optasia, [personal profile] sesheta_66, [personal profile] kitty_fic, [personal profile] valinorean, [personal profile] noeon, [personal profile] nenne, [profile] drarryrocks, [profile] ura_hd, [personal profile] celandineb, [personal profile] scarletladyy, [personal profile] accioslash, [profile] yggdrasilian, [personal profile] sra_danvers, [personal profile] melusinahp, [personal profile] floradelaney

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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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.

Links to the MP3 and AAC/m4a versions under the cut.

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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. :D 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/

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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: Tied
Author: Ravenna C. Tan
Rating: NC-17
Prompt Set: 50.1 H/D
Prompt:100 Quills #38 “Knots”
Word Count: 1374
Summary: Voldemort’s final curse leaves Harry at Draco’s mercy.
Warnings: Bondage, corporal punishment.

This was the very first fic I wrote for a fest or challenge. I signed up when 100 Quills was still fairly new and I was, I think, the second participant to get through my entire prompt set! It took over six months to write them all. It started with this short, kinky, and sweet one:

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My Statement on Fan Fiction & Fanworks
by Cecilia Tan

A slew of authors lately are speaking out against fanfic.

Everyone is entitled to their feelings, of course. I wouldn’t try to impose my feelings about fanfic on other writers any more than I would try to impose my polyamorous, kinky lifestyle on a monogamous vanilla couple. (Even though I feel certain they are missing out, and even though they may feel my very existence may undermine all the values they hold dear.*)

As you might gather from my tone, I am not one of those who is against fan fiction. I am wholeheartedly for fan fiction and other ways fans can engage their imaginations with the stories I tell. Isn’t that the whole point of writing fiction? To create a world inside the reader’s head, instead of just keeping it here in my own head?

This debate in the blogosphere is hitting at a very timely moment for me, as I recently stumbled across some actual fan fiction “in the wild” based on my Magic University universe and characters.

Some years ago I attended a panel on fanfiction and fanworks on which several lawyers sat. The audience was mostly fans, but I asked the lawyers the question, what can writers do if they want to encourage, rather than discourage, their fans, and what should a writer do if she discovers people writing fanfiction in her universe?

The advice I was given at the time was

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My Statement on Fan Fiction & Fanworks
by Cecilia Tan

A slew of authors lately are speaking out against fanfic.

Everyone is entitled to their feelings, of course. I wouldn’t try to impose my feelings about fanfic on other writers any more than I would try to impose my polyamorous, kinky lifestyle on a monogamous vanilla couple. (Even though I feel certain they are missing out, and even though they may feel my very existence may undermine all the values they hold dear.*)

As you might gather from my tone, I am not one of those who is against fan fiction. I am wholeheartedly for fan fiction and other ways fans can engage their imaginations with the stories I tell. Isn’t that the whole point of writing fiction? To create a world inside the reader’s head, instead of just keeping it here in my own head?

This debate in the blogosphere is hitting at a very timely moment for me, as I recently stumbled across some actual fan fiction “in the wild” based on my Magic University universe and characters.

Some years ago I attended a panel on fanfiction and fanworks on which several lawyers sat. The audience was mostly fans, but I asked the lawyers the question, what can writers do if they want to encourage, rather than discourage, their fans, and what should a writer do if she discovers people writing fanfiction in her universe?

The advice I was given at the time was

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