This is all muffinbutt's doing:
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ETA: Please feel free to continue this on, really! *tempts*
This is kind of a... an AU, almost. Disfigured Draco ate my brain, and bookshop's flist demanded post-war from me. So, cue late night rambling stories about boys and the light fantastic.
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"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." - The Gospel of John, Chapter 3, verses 19-20
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If anybody wishes to continue, well, take it away, Ernie...
All this rustling behind the curtain, below -- all right, all right, I'll be the first to post. :D But jump in!
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( In the Potions ClassroomCollapse )
For your reading (and continuing) pleasure.
Please do continuations in a separate post -- there can be multiple continuations, each with its own thread.
What's in the potion? What's Michael Corner up to? Where the hell is Harry?
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Welcome to the Disfigured!Draco community. I promise, we are not all bacon and ooze!
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This community is really just one more approach to making it fun to write in the HP fandom. For some serendipitous reason, a funny, slyly gruesome, twilight-zoney drabble by shaggirl last weekend hit a nerve with about twenty-five writers (plus a bunch of spectators) who spent a week seeing who could do more extravagant things with the premise of a Draco who had been hexed beyond recognition.
I will not even try to present a dignified, meta analysis of the appeal of D!D, but the fact is, it unlocked some unexpected energies in people, and it was a lot of fun.
Some people did competitive gross-out drabbles, and hey, that's fine. Other people did drabbles that looked at body-image, sexual gamesmanship, the power of fantasy, the power of loyalty, mystical eerieness . . . and on and on. So it turned out to be a pretty rich field to play in.
The idea of pulling D!D back out of bookshop's journal and into a community is that over time, it gets harder and more complicated to keep track of all the different drabble-parts scattered through a personal journal that covers lots of other things too. Also, and maybe more importantly, a single-thread round robin ultimately gets a little constraining -- maybe people would rather explore their own side-threads without putting the whole story-chain at risk. So this is really an effort to open up the round robin into a Disfigured!Draco-verse, with as many different story lines as people want, and where anyone can go where their urges lead and their bunnies drive them.
Later this afternoon, we'll post the whole twenty-something-part D!D round robin as a continuous story. People will then be free to start new threads, providing multiple continuations or totally new tangents or marginal characters -- whatever they want to do.
The main things driving D!D seemed to be the premise itself, which was, um, disinhibiting, and the drabble unit, which was easy to write, and finally the fact that anyone could jump in and continue anyone else's story, which was just fun. So, let's preserve those things here -- post in drabble-ish units, anything that has any connection at all to the D!Dverse, either in a new post to the community or as a comment continuing another thread that caught your interest. Go as often as you want -- maybe some threads will have a dozen participants and others will be two-part dialogs. Also, feel free to jump in with comments to feedback and/or encourage people.
Let's see if there's any gas still left in this thing. Post away, and enjoy!