I had a roller-coaster ride writing this fic. I loved it, but also found keeping a long story like this on track so, so challenging. I worked really hard on it, so I was intensely gratified by amazing, thoughtful comments it ended up getting, here and on AO3. I know that comment counts are generally down on where they were a few years back, but the quality is just amazing. I can scroll back to 2009-ish and see 50+ comments on my art postings, but most of them are one line of squee, interspersed with about ten comments that really engage with what I was doing. Now one might only get ten comments, but they are the ten that matter. HD fandom seems to be getting older, but more thoughtful. That or it is just the really
intense (insane) fans who have stuck around for the long haul :D Anyway, you commenters blew me away!
I owe huge thanks to my betas zeitgeistic
(I know, dream team right!?!) for working through such a long story, for reassuring me it was worth persevering and keeping me from losing my nut about it all.
I'm working on replying to comments, buuuut, I've been kidnapped by an epic project for hd_erised
and I'm pre-reading for hd_fan_fair
(great stuff coming in!) and I need to finish up my dirty-wrong-right pieces for dm_asp_fest
. Yup, could be managing my time management a bit better but, you guys, I just HAD to spend every spare minute this last week working on my hd_erised
idea, even though it is the least due of everything, because I'm so excited by it!
Oh yeah, here's my fic: Title: Shine, Even in the DarknessWord Count:
(Warnings) Dub-con, anal sex, oral sex, rimming, fighting, swearing, draco is still a prick.Summary:
Harry hasn’t seen Draco for over fifteen years, but now he’s showing up everywhere and Harry is sort of weirdly attracted to him, but that can’t be right?