Draco Malfoy King of Slytherin

Master List of Fanfic & Fanmix Songs and W.I.P. fic rotation schedule

Master List of Fics (over 1000 words)

Master List of drabbles & ficlets (under 1000 words)

(last updated: 26 October 2013 - working on updating it in February, 2016 with all fics)

Current W.I.P. fics in rotation order:

dramione_duet 2020 Master List

Round 12 is complete!

On behalf of the Community, a huge thank you to all of our wonderful writers!

This year, we did things differently, but I think there was still a strong feeling amongst writers that they were each writing, first and foremost, for a particular person, which is what helps make dramione_duet stories that bit special.

Here, for your reading pleasure, in alphabetical order of writer's name, is this year's

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Participants, you are now free to post your work elsewhere!

dramione_duet ROUND 10 - 2018

Round 10 (yes, 10!) of dramione_duet will be starting on July 11. The time table will be as follows:

Sign-Ups: July 11 – July 18
Handing out Assignments: July 21
Assignments due: September 3
Begin Posting Gifts: September 24

If you write Dramione fics or make Dramione art, and enjoy participating in exchange fests, this is the one for you!

dramione_duet is a bit different from other fests, because participants are paired -- you'll be creating a gift for the person who's creating a gift for you! For full details and fest rules, see here.

And look out for the sign-up post on July 11!
Draco Malfoy King of Slytherin

Downloading my fics

I have recently been informed by a long time friend and beta that there is a community on Facebook downloading and sharing fanfictions without author permission.

I had a discussion with one of the admins of this community last night and they claim their reasons for doing this is are: a.) they don’t want to lose good fics when sites go down (understandable, but many of the fanfictions on the list that was screen capped and sent to me are active fics on big name fanfic sites like Fanfiction.net and AO3, and so are not in danger of being lost anytime soon), b.) authors don’t really own their fanfictions anywhere since it’s copyright infringing (incorrect, legally, as the fair use and derivative works clauses in copyright law allow for fanfiction and fanart copyrights to belong to their respective creators, despite being based upon someone else’s original copyright. It is the reason authors are able to pitch their already-written novel series and sequels for well-knowng copyrighted stories to publishing houses, for instance. Legal precedent for this has been established multiple times in a court of law in both England and the United States).

I requested my fanfictions be removed from that community and the admin finally agreed to do so after much discussion. I was thankful for her respecting my wishes.

Saying that, I just want to reiterate where I stand on the issue of people downloading my fanfiction and reposting it elsewhere:

  • Download to read offline or print out a copy for your private enjoyment (not to share) - OK.

  • Download so you can upload them to another site to share liberally with others without author permission - NOT OK.

  • Download so you can upload them to another site and translate them without author permission - NOT OK.

  • Download so you can upload them to another site and pretend to be that author because you’re a stalker or someome who trolls/harasses others for fun - NOT OK.

Believe it or not, that last actually happened to me, which is the reason I have specifically requested communities within this fandom respect my wishes not to download my stories and store them for public consumption elsewhere. It is incredibly difficult to convince other sites (especially Wattpad and Fanfiction.net) to investigate and remove accounts that are stealing your works, much less accounts pretending to be you and stealing your identity. It took me three months of fighting with Wattpad, for instance, to get them to remove someone who did just this with “When Love and Hate Collide” a few years ago. The site “FMyLife” still has not obeyed my request to remove the fake account there pretending to be me, and it’s been years. Identity theft by rabid, strange fans can be a serious problem, and combating it can be extremely time-consuming and taxing. It can also kill a muse quickly.

Let me be clear: my stories are specifically housed on certain sites (Fanfiction.net, AO3, Livejournal) because those sites provide excellent feedback for me regarding the readership’s wants/desires/thoughts (and stats for visitors). I value that input in my writing, and it keeps my muse alive so I can keep producing more works and finish older ones. When someone tromps all over my copyright or steals from me, it discourages my want to remain in this fandom or contribute to it.

I think we all understand that this fandom is shrinking and that can cause anxiety in some. Every fandom goes through these kinds of pains as people move on and acquire other interests, however. It is the nature of life to progress. However, there is also the problem of bullying and theft in fandom that appears to be rampant, and those actions ruin a good thing. Let’s not be part of that problem, for it only further shrinks the fandom.

To recap:
1. Please respect authors and artists in your fandom.
2. No matter your good intentions, don’t share/retranslate/’borrow’ lines from a story without permission.
3. If a fanfic or fanart is still active on a website where the author/artist originally housed it, point fans to the URL where it is currently housed. Visitors and reviews are love and inspiration for authors and artists!
4. If a fanfic/fanart is inactive because a site goes down (not because the author/artist pulls it), try to find the original author/artist to get permission to share their works elsewhere. Only once you’ve exhausted a thorough search for them, only then would I say that file sharing is fine, so long as you do not try to claim authorship/artistship of the piece by posting it under your name. If the author/artist finds you doing this and asks you to remove it, however, do so without question. The story/art is theirs, not yours.
5. If an author/artist takes their fanfiction/fanart down, please respect their wishes not to repost it somewhere and pass it around (many of them pull their fics to republish in an original story format or their art to put them into an artbook for sale, and you are jeopardizing their ability to make a living by doing this).

Thank you for reading and respecting authors/artists in our fandom!

Draco Malfoy King of Slytherin

GrangerEnchanted - permanent closure, and needs our fandom's help to export fics

Sadly, according to a post on GrangerEnchanted.com's official Facebook page, the site has decided to go down permanently.

In order to reinstate it temporarily so they can export all of the fics housed at GE and Malfoy Manor (their sister site that focussed on the Malfoy family specifically), they need to pay the service provider, and are soliciting donations from our fandom.

I am sad to see another great HP fandom site go. Hopefully, authors who had housed their fics on the two linked sites of GE/Malfoy Manor will hear about the closure and consider moving their works to AO3 and/or Fanfiction.net, which appear to be so popular, they don't look to be going away any time soon.