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Family Ties by Anyanka_Jenkins (Rated 15, 36K)
Featured character: Dean
Summary: This is my first fanfic, based on an original idea of JK Rowling's. When she posted that "I don't think his history will ever make it into the books." I decided I'd have a go at telling the story myself. This fic is set alongside Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, this year Harry's fellow Gryffindor Dean Thomas discovers that everything he knows about his family is wrong...
[livejournal.com profile] swissmarg’s rec: We get to see Dean as a full-fledged character in this. A fantastic, sensitive portrayal with a gripping story to go with it.


P.S. Don't forget about our Prompts of Color Event, running until 31 October!
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A couple of fics with characters of color over the past month:

From the Taboo Kink Fest at [livejournal.com profile] hp_darkarts:
Dreamless Sleep – Blaise/Draco – NC-17 – somnophilia, dub-con – 3100 words – mab
Sacrifice – Theodore Nott/Parvati Patil – NC-17 – blackmail, non-con – 1680 words – imera


From the Mental Health Fest at [livejournal.com profile] hp_mhealthfest:
wwmrsweasleydo wrote Her Boy Came Back (Mrs Thomas, Dean/Draco - PG-13)
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From the [livejournal.com profile] hp_darkages dark-themed age disparity fest:

Title: A Distraction
Author: [livejournal.com profile] obeliskking
Pairing: Blaise Zabini/Rosie Weasley
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3697
Summary: "I need a distraction."

And from the [livejournal.com profile] hprarefest rare pairing fest:

Title: A Chance Meeting (art)
Author/Artist: [livejournal.com profile] digthewriter
Pairing(s): Harry/Blaise
Rating: PG
Summary: A chance meeting abroad allows both Harry and Blaise to see what's behind the facade and to let go of age-old House prejudices.

Title: Whatever Happens, Don't Keep Calm (And Definitely Don't Carry On)
Author/Artist: [livejournal.com profile] merle_p
Pairing(s): Kingsley Shacklebolt/Remus Lupin
Word Count: 10,400
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Remus does not want to date, and he certainly does not want to work for the government. Fate, however, has different plans.

Title: An Unexpected Suitor
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sara_lakali
Rating: PG
Pairing: Daphne/Dean
Summary: Daphne's parents have got one daughter safely settled. They're eager for Daphne to follow her sister's example and marry a rich pureblood. Daphne is less than enthusiastic about this plan.
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Title of work: Confessions and Epiphanies of a Gay, Black Wizard
Author/Artist/Creator: gretagarbled
Medium: Fic
Featured character of color: Dean
Pairing, if any: Dean/Seamus, Dean/Ginny, Blaise/Seamus, others
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ca 19K
Summary: Dean’s Hogwarts career and beyond, as seen through the twin lenses of race and sexuality.
Reccer: [livejournal.com profile] swissmarg
Why you are reccing this: I found this to be a beautifully nuanced portrait of a young man growing up between worlds in many ways (magical/Muggle, black/white, gay/straight). The triumph of it is that it manages not to reduce Dean to a poster boy for the various minority populations he happens to represent by dint of his birth, but to make him a thinking, feeling human being who could really be anyone.

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Mod note: Another double rec today, enjoy!

Dean
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Title of work: Time Passes
Author/Artist/Creator: wook77
Medium: fic
Featured character of color: Dean
Pairing, if any: Dean/Seamus
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 4,188
Summary: Seamus starts marking time from the moment Dean's heart was broken.
Reccer: [livejournal.com profile] notearchiver
Why you are reccing this: [livejournal.com profile] wook77 re-imagines the intrigues of the heart in sixth year from Seamus' perspective. It's a wonderfully introspective piece on the evolution of a relationship and the torment of seeing the one you love dally about with another.


Title of work: Stripped to Skeletons
Author/Artist/Creator: l3petitemort
Medium: fic
Featured character of color: Dean
Pairing, if any: Dean/Seamus
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 2,525
Summary: Seamus used to be beautiful.
Reccer: [livejournal.com profile] wwmrsweasleydo
Why you are reccing this: This is one of the most beautifully written fics I've ever read. It's like poetry, not because it's soppy or flowery (it isn't) but because of the rhythm and concise perfection of every word.
I've read surprisingly few fics set immediately after the Battle of Hogwarts, but this builds an amazing picture of what it probably would have been like. Every HP character has their own story to tell of the DH year. This is that story for Seamus and Dean, who had been inseparable for every other book, but who JKR separated for the last one. It's also the story of the castle full of corpses and smoke and exhausted relief which would take a while to become celebration, where there are bodies on the tables in the Great Hall instead of puddings and blood like macabre graffiti on the walls.
They say that all fiction is really about sex, except for descriptions of sex which are always really about something else. Most of this fic is the description of one sex act, but that sex is actually about surviving the aftermath of war and rebuilding a relationship within it.

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Title of work: A Strange Façade of Normalcy
Author/Artist/Creator: kaalee (who writes marvelous Deamus!)
Medium: fic
Featured character of color: Dean
Pairing, if any: Dean Thomas/Seamus Finnigan
Rating: PG-13
Word count: ~8,000
Summary: Moody tries to convince Seamus and Dean that proper mastery of their jobs involves not being clouded by emotion. Will that change after Seamus gets captured?
Reccer: [livejournal.com profile] notearchiver
Why you are reccing this: [livejournal.com profile] kaalee creates a bittersweet picture of boys turning into men as the War lasts longer than expected. Dean and Seamus, unlike the others, fight to retain their childhood friendship in a world where emotions are disparaged. Told through a series or vignettes, Seamus manages to turn water into rum, even as Dean turns the friendship into something more.


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