Art: Just Married (Angelina/Alicia)

Title: Just Married
Artist: nearlyconscious
Characters/Pairing: Angelina Johnson/Alicia Spinnet
Rating: PG
Contains: No warnings.Read more... )

Art: Gryffindor girlfriends (Lavender/Parvati, G)

Title: Gryffindor girlfriends
Artist: nearlyconscious
Characters/Pairing: Lavender Brown/Parvati Patil
Rating: G
Contains: No warnings.

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Art: Portrait of Lavender (G)

Title: Portrait of Lavender
Artist: nearlyconscious
Characters/Pairing: Lavender Brown
Rating: G
Contains: No warnings.
Artist's Notes: As I've stated here before, I've chosen to always draw Lavender as black ever since I discovered the actress chosen to play her in the movies was black until she actually got a line.

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swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Hogwarts)
[personal profile] swissmarg2015-01-08 09:48 pm

Smutty Claus Diversity

From this year's [livejournal.com profile] smutty_claus, these two fics with Parvati:

Title: The Dating Game (Where sometimes, just sometimes, everybody wins)
Author: idea_of_sarcasm
Pairing: Zacharias/Parvati
Summary: You don't need butterflies to make romance real, but they can be a particularly nice confirmation
Rating: NC-17
Length: ~4600

Title: Favours & Benefits
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lightofdaye
Pairing: Harry Potter/Parvati Patil, background Neville/Lavender
Summary: Parvati really hates feeling like a third wheel, so when Lavender wants her to go out with her and Neville, Parvati begs Harry to come too.
Rating: NC-17
Length: 6,951 words
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Cho)
[personal profile] swissmarg2015-01-06 04:07 pm
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Kinky Diversity Prompts

The [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest is open for claiming for one week only, until 12 January 2015. Here is a selection of prompts for characters of color:

NSFW/Explicit prompts.... )
... and of course there are plenty of 'any character' prompts, so have a browse and get kinky!
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Hogwarts)
[personal profile] swissmarg2015-01-02 02:07 pm
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January Diversity Pimping Post

Let's get 2015 off to the right kind of start with some characters of color!

Here are some suggestions for this month...

- The [livejournal.com profile] hp_kinkfest is accepting prompts until 4 January 2015 and claiming will be from 6 - 12 January 2015. Any pairings, any kinks. There are already hundreds of prompts submitted, let's see some more characters of color in there!

- Prompting is open for the [livejournal.com profile] do_me_veela Fest until 9 January 2015. How about Veela!Draco assembling a harem that includes Blaise, Lee and Dean, Veela!Luna casting her charms on Dean, or Chinese Veela!Cho?

- Claiming is still open for the Valentine's Fest at hprare_cliche. You can find a list of prompts with characters of color here. Submissions are due 20 January 2015.

- Prompting for the [livejournal.com profile] hprarefest begins on January 20 and runs until January 31, 2015. All pairings involving a character of color are eligible, since they're all rare!

- hp_creatures has January prompts available for any pairings and genfic. Post by the end of January to be included in the monthly round-up.

- Claiming is still open for the Salt and Pepper Fest at hp_goldenage with submissions due 16 February 2015. There are several prompts available specifically for Padma, Lee, Angelina, and Cho, and more for 'any character' so have a look!

- Claiming is open for the hp_deflower Fest, with submissions due on 15 March 2015. See a selection of prompts for characters of color here.

- Bathilda Bagshot's Bingo is open for Round 2 at hp_goldenage until the end of March 2015. Any character over 50 is eligible, so that could easily include Kingsley, Aurora, or Mrs Zabini... or how about Blaise becoming Headmaster when he's 75, a Dean/Seamus retirement fic, or Angelina finding new love at the ripe young age of 60?

- [livejournal.com profile] hp_darkages has a year-long prompt table challenge running for all age-disparity pairings. Bellatrix/Cho, Mrs Zabini/Draco, or Kingsley/Harry, the darker the better!

- And as always, weekly slash prompts are available every Saturday at hogwarts365, het prompts are posted every Tuesday at [livejournal.com profile] hp_het_taboo, het/gen prompts are posted every Monday at hp_hetgen, and prompts for any pairing are posted every Wednesday at [livejournal.com profile] hp_humpdrabbles.
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[personal profile] arobynsung2015-01-02 03:26 am
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The Sixth Annual Femslash Kink Meme closes prompting today!

Hurry!! Hurry!!
The Sixth Annual Femslash Kink Meme closes prompting today!
All prompts are anonymously posted.
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[personal profile] arobynsung2015-01-02 03:25 am
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The Sixth Annual Femslash Kink Meme closes prompting today!

Hurry!! Hurry!!
The Sixth Annual Femslash Kink Meme closes prompting today!
All prompts are anonymously posted.
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[personal profile] arobynsung2015-01-01 07:14 pm

kingsley/remus recs!

One of my favorite rare pairs! If you have recs for this pairing, please feel free to share here in the comments :D
I also recently found out the pairing is called "Shackled to the Moon" haha!

Ficlet: Used To (Remus/Kingsley, Remus/Sirius)
Habit is a man's sole comfort. We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed.
 
Whatever Happens, Don't Keep Calm (And Definitely Don't Carry On)
Remus does not want to date, and he certainly does not want to work for the government. Fate, however, has different plans.
 
Transformation
Remus is still in a cycle of starting over. Kingsley's been pining for quite some time.


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[personal profile] arobynsung2015-01-01 07:15 pm

kingsley/remus recs!

One of my favorite rare pairs! If you have recs for this pairing, please feel free to share here in the comments :D
I also recently found out the pairing is called "Shackled to the Moon" haha!

Ficlet: Used To (Remus/Kingsley, Remus/Sirius)
Habit is a man's sole comfort. We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed.
Whatever Happens, Don't Keep Calm (And Definitely Don't Carry On)
Remus does not want to date, and he certainly does not want to work for the government. Fate, however, has different plans.

Transformation
Remus is still in a cycle of starting over. Kingsley's been pining for quite some time.
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Cho)
[personal profile] swissmarg2014-12-27 08:06 pm

Interhouse Diversity

From the recent [livejournal.com profile] interhouse_fest, two femmeslash offerings:
(Full master list here)

Title: Lonely Days Are Gone
Author: [livejournal.com profile] nearlyconscious
Characters: Daphne Greengrass/Padma Patil
Prompt number: #20, “After refusing Draco Malfoy's marriage proposal, Daphne takes comfort from her best friend Padma. But Padma can't keep her romantic feelings towards her friend hidden any longer.”
Word Count: 1044
Rating: R
Warnings: Alcohol use
Summary: The morning after a bit of panic and way too much to drink.

Title: We'd Be Beautiful
Author: [livejournal.com profile] bluemermaid
Characters: Angelina/Cho
Prompt number: 21
Word Count: 1480
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Cho enjoys the beauty of life both on and off the Quidditch pitch.
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Army)
[personal profile] swissmarg2014-12-11 10:10 am
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Claiming Open for HP Deflower Fest

HP-DEFLOWER FEST 2015


Claiming is now open at [livejournal.com profile] hp_deflower for first times of all kinds. There are a ton of prompts to choose from, including many that specifically mention a character of color (listed below). There are also lots of 'any character' prompts, so be sure to check out the full prompt list as well.


Prompts for characters of color... )
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Cho)
[personal profile] swissmarg2014-12-04 08:21 pm

Two Diversity Fics From Recent Fests

From [livejournal.com profile] hp_sexstars:

Title: If I Wear A Mask, I Can Fool The World (But I Cannot Fool My Heart)
Author/Artist: vinib
Prompt: #2, TROPE: FREE-FOR-ALL, COMBO. Weasley Wizarding Sex Toys -- George and/or Fred hire someone to publicly demonstrate their new line of sex toys.
Characters: Fred Weasley/Blaise Zabini
Fic Word Count: 4650
Rating: NC-17
Warnings (if any): Masturbation with a sex toy (with help from a third party), swearing
Summary: Blaise auditions to be the new model for the new line of Weasley Adult Toys: Weasley Wibrating Wonders.

And from [livejournal.com profile] hermione_smut:

Title: La Salvezza (part 2)
Author: k_lynne317
Prompt: 26: After finally finishing her studies, Hermione decided that she needed a little break before starting her new job in the Ministry. She booked the last available cabin on a trendy Mediterranean cruise and was ready for a relaxing holiday. Only, in her haste, she accidentally boarded the wrong yacht. Rumour had it she wasn’t disappointed though, as the crew turned out to be extremely accommodating.
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Hermione/Adrian, Hermione/Blaise, Hermione/Marcus, Hermione/Adrian/Blaise/Marcus, Adrian/Blaise/Marcus
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Army)
[personal profile] swissmarg2014-12-04 08:15 pm
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December Diversity Pimping Post

Another fabulous year in the HP Fandom is coming to a close. I'd like to thank everyone who's contributed to the interesting discussions of Blaise's character over here. The post will remain open, so feel free to drop in and continue to comment.

And if you're looking for somewhere to try out your new insights on Blaise (or any other character of color), how about one of the following:

- Claiming is now open for the Valentine's Fest at hprare_cliche. You can find a list of prompts with characters of color here. Submissions are due 20 January 2015, so there's still plenty of time.

- Sign-ups are open for the Salt and Pepper Fest at hp_goldenage. There are several prompts available specifically for Padma, Lee, Angelina, and Cho, and more for 'any character' so have a look!

- Sign-ups are open for the Ginny Smut Fest at [livejournal.com profile] ginnysmut until 8 December. Ginny would love to get down with Blaise, Lee, Padma, or Angelina... someone just needs to request it!


- Prompting is still open for the HP Deflower Fest at hp_deflower until 10 December, and claiming will then begin on 11 December. Who's losing their virginity to whom? Roxanne/Scorpius, Cho/Marietta, or Blaise/Theo?

- The Advent Prompt-A-Thon is running at [livejournal.com profile] hp_het_taboo until 22 December, with fills welcome until January. All het pairings are welcome.

- [info]adventdrabbles is also posting daily prompts until the end of the year, with no restrictions on pairings.

- [livejournal.com profile] hp_creatures has posted its December prompts. How did Blaise use a wreath to appease his angry veela mate, Draco? Why did Fred give Angelina a baby dragon for Christmas? Tell us before December 31!

- Bathilda Bagshot's Bingo is running at hp_goldenage until the end of the year. Any character over 50 is eligible, so that could easily include Kingsley, Aurora, or Mrs Zabini... and you can also write about Blaise at 60, Parvati turning 75, or Roxanne just hitting her groove at the half-century mark.

- Weekly slash prompts are available every Saturday at hogwarts365 and het/gen prompts are posted every Monday at hp_hetgen.
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Hogwarts)
[personal profile] swissmarg2014-11-21 02:49 pm

A Question of Character: Blaise

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A couple of community members suggested that one reason why people may hesitate to write about characters of color is that they don't have a good handle on those characters' backgrounds, personalities, and experiences, either because the characters are not sufficiently fleshed out in the books, or because the writers don't feel confident writing outside of their own ethnicity/culture due to a lack of familiarity.

In response to that, I'm launching an occasional series of Character Discussions. The idea is to get to know these characters better, to share ideas and speculation, to ask questions, and to spark people's imagination.

I thought we could start off with Blaise Zabini, for no particular reason. :)

The Harry Potter Wiki entry on Blaise contains a good summary of what's known about the character, as well as some speculation based on those facts.

Here are some possible ideas to get the discussion started:

- Where do his ancestors come from? How long has his family been in Britain?
- Why was he sorted into Slytherin?
- What career do you think he went into after Hogwarts and why?
- Do you agree with the Wiki entry, which claims Blaise was arrogant, disdainful, confrontational, contemptuous, disrespectful, and difficult to please romantically?
- What do you think his name reveals about him, if anything?

Feel free to ask your own questions as well, and to make any additional remarks you'd like about Blaise Zabini!
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Cho)
[personal profile] swissmarg2014-11-21 02:09 pm

6 new icons

I made some new icons, feel free to grab if you like. Please host them yourself and credit if used. Thanks.

Angelina2Tiana Benjamin (Angelina)
Blaise2Louis Cordice (Blaise)
Cho2Katie Leung (Cho)
Dean2Alfred Enoch (Dean)
Lee2Luke Youngblood (Lee)
Padma2Afshan Azad (Padma)

Textures by [livejournal.com profile] crazy_kira.
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Army)
[personal profile] swissmarg2014-11-15 08:48 am
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Diversity Prompts for the Rare Cliche Valentine's Fest

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Claiming is now open for the Valentine's Fest at [livejournal.com profile] hprare_cliche! Submissions are due January 20, 2015, and the prompts are already being snapped up, so get in there and claim one!

You can find links to all the prompts on the claiming post, but here are the ones featuring characters of color:

Het, Slash, and Femmeslash prompts with Blaise, Dean, Padma, Parvati, Lee, and Cho )