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PROMPTS ARE NOW CLOSED! Grab your quills ... hd_inspired goes Back To School 
17th-Jun-2008 08:02 pm
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Prompts are now closed!

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hd_inspired goes Back To School

Missing classic Hogwarts? Lusting after Professor fic? Want something that’s post-epilogue? Wondering about the missing Seventh-year? Then look no further, because our Third Themed Fest is the place to be.

This time the focus is on Hogwarts-related Fiction and Art, but rather than just Harry and Draco’s years as students, submissions can take place at any time (see the rules for further details).

The Fest is going to be a little different this time. We want YOU, the Members and Watchers of the community to suggest prompts. This means that even if you don’t write and/or draw you can still join in with the prompting process.

Once the list of prompts has been posted, writers and artists are free to pick the one they would like to work with. Each prompt can only be claimed once (and no claiming your own prompts!). The prompt list will remain open and additional prompts can be claimed but only when the first one has been completed and sent into the mods.

So, grab your parchment and sharpen your quills!

Sign-ups are now open for your prompts and will close on 23rd June 2008.
Prompt Selection will begin on 24th June 2008.
Submission deadline will be 10th August 2008 for people who have never written for hd_inspired and 17th August 2008 for all other participants.
Posting will begin on Monday 1st September 2008

The Rules

This is a Harry/Draco Hogwarts-related fest and all stories/art must follow that premise. However it does not have to be the main focus. The story/art can be any genre but must include either Harry or Draco (or both) spending time at Hogwarts.

All fiction and art MUST be new and written/drawn specifically for the Fest. It should NOT be posted anywhere else until after the Reveal, which will at the beginning of October.

You can submit as many prompts as your creative juices come up with and each one should include the following information:

Era: It can be any time from Harry and Draco arriving for their first year at Hogwarts to the Epilogue and beyond. You can be as specific as "First year" or "Post-epilogue" or more vague such as "School years". If the era you pick is post-Deathly Hallows, please mention whether it should be epilogue-compliant or not..
Additions: Three items you’d like included in the submission, e.g. a letter from home, the colour purple, the Quidditch pitch.
Scenario: A chance for you to come up with the story idea you’ve always wanted to use (eg Harry and Draco meet on the Hogwarts Express ten years after the war).
Squicks: To list things you really don’t like.
Maximum Rating: Self-explanatory *g*

Prompting Form:
To submit a prompt, copy and complete the following and post it as a comment on this post:

While we hope that all prompts are taken up, we can’t guarantee that your ideas will be used.

• There is no lower word limit this time, let your imagination flow whether it’s for a drabble or something longer.
• All submissions must be beta read and free of spelling mistakes. The name of the beta(s) should be included.
• All submissions will be checked before posting and returned to the author with comments if necessary. We reserve the right to make general spelling, canon spelling and minor grammatical changes and will send an amended version of the document back to the author.
• All work should be a stand-alone and MUST not be part of another series or a sequel.
• Your finished story must be supplied as a Word document with the “.doc” coding. It should be supplied complete with all LJ coding, such as bold and italic, and appropriate warnings.

• This should be a stand-alone piece, but can be in the form of a comic.

Joining the Comm:
Anyone taking part in the Exchange should add hd_inspired to their friends list to allow them to keep up with updates etc.

Deadlines and problems:
While deadlines are not carved in stone, please try to keep to them. If you are having problems in getting your submission finished in time, please contact us sooner rather than later. We will do our best to help. The Comm’s Email address is: hdinspired@gmail.com

And, finally, for everyone who wants to pimp the Fest, here’s the coding. Copy what’s in the box and pimp away! *g*

18th-Jun-2008 01:27 pm (UTC) - angsty prompts
Since most of the prompts are seeming on the lighter side, I'm trying to come up with something a little darker - cause I looove the angst and there's some wicked angst writers in this group.

1.You Can't Go Home Again (not a title, just naming a theme! lol)
Era: 8th year
Additions (three items to include): meh, I don't care if you use them or not but if you want them - Great Hall, Slytherin common room, death threats
Scenario: Everyone's back for 8th year but nothing's quite the same for Draco. Slytherin's a hard place to be as everyone deals with the consequences of their actions during the war (lots of in-house fighting, divisions, and nastiness). And that's not even mentioning what the rest of the school thinks of them. But Draco's not the only one who's struggling. Somehow, coming back to Hogwarts hasn't been all Harry hoped it would be.
Squicks: The usual hard-core stuff, though rough sex and light bdsm is okay. No pet names, overly girly characters, no "orbs" for eyes.
Maximum rating: I'm happy with anything, low or high.

2. Mirror of Erised
Era: 8th year
Additions (three items to include): only use them if you want to, except the first one, obviously - Mirror of Erised, Wheezes, a new and GOOD divination teacher
Scenario: The Mirror of Erised is still housed in Hogwarts. When unhappy boys go wandering in the night (separately), they stumble upon it (separately). What does Draco see when he looks in the mirror? Are Harry's fondest desires still the simple wish for family or has the war changed that? Up to you if the boys ever discover each other at the mirror or not.
Squicks (things you really don’t like): The usual hard-core stuff, though rough sex and light bdsm is okay. No pet names, overly girly characters, no "orbs" for eyes.
Maximum rating: I'm happy with any rating, high or low

3. The Dark Kinky One
Era: 8th year
Additions (three items to include): only use them if you want to: wall!sex, Astronomy Tower, lots of snarking
Scenario: The war is over and Harry is supposed to be happy and ready to get on with life. The problem is, he's not. He's angry and bitter and finding it hard to fit back into 'normal' life. On the surface, he's trying to be his friends expect him to be - good student, Quidditch captain, Ginny's boyfriend, Hogwarts hero. But inside, there's a darkness that needs some release. Enter a messed-up post-war Malfoy who's always wanted Harry's attenion and has some issues of his own to work out. There's lots of angry sex that lets them both vent. But will feelings eventually get in the way?
Squicks (things you really don’t like): I really don't like the hard-core stuff - even though it's rough angry sex, no scat or water sports or blood play or anything. Breath-play would be okay though, since it might fit the story. And bdsm is fine but I'd prefer it on the lighter side. Similarly, no non-con please. Dub-con would be all right given the story but I'm really not a fan so I'd prefer not to see it or to keep it on the lighter side too. Think grey rather than black when doing the angry sex! lol No pet names, no girly boys, no eye "orbs".
Maximum rating: anything is fine but I would imagine this one would have to be at least R.

Edited at 2008-06-18 01:30 pm (UTC)
18th-Jun-2008 05:50 pm (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
Yup, yup ... good to have some angst in the mix.
18th-Jun-2008 11:59 pm (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
Exactly. It can't be an h/d fest without something dark and twisty! lol
18th-Jun-2008 07:42 pm (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
Oooooo, I love both the first and third ones very much. Intra-Slytherin politics would be fascinating in the right hands. *excited*

Btw, have you seen Grey_hunter's third prompt a few entries below? I read it and thought, "Oh goodness, Bryoney would make that a masterpiece."
19th-Jun-2008 12:01 am (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
The one with the boys giving smacky-kisses? I totally covet that one! It's one of the few I actually think I could write. Despite the crazy number of prompts, I've only seen a couple I think I could do any justice to.
18th-Jun-2008 10:47 pm (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
Interesting prompts and very angsty indeed, I like them. *hmmmm - looks at prompts wonderingly (is that a word???)*
19th-Jun-2008 12:02 am (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
And very general - how do you do a really specific angst prompt? Somehow, the whole prompt process makes me think of funny things.
19th-Jun-2008 12:05 am (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
Oh, the mirror one makes my heart break.

...and, god help me, want to write it...
19th-Jun-2008 12:09 am (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
Hurray!! Do it! Do it! Do it! You'd do such a good job.

I'm currently salivating over Pink Chocolate's post - the latest one on the last page I think - but I'm not sure I can pull it off. Plus, I'm a bit in love with Grey Hunter's second-year, smacky-kiss as/s prompt.
19th-Jun-2008 03:39 am (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
You so totally should! The mirror is always a fun device for angst! And I know you would do it brilliantly! *kisses*
19th-Jun-2008 03:35 am (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
Wow! There's so much imagination out there just begging to become fic! Whew! I'm tired already. *smile*
19th-Jun-2008 03:50 am (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
No kidding you're tired - you've been a prompting machine! lol I know, it will be interesting to see what comes out of all this. *is excited for the delicious Hogwarts fics*
19th-Jun-2008 03:37 am (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
Yay for angst! *bounces* The first one certainly looks intriguing! I do hope someone writes it! I do love me some good Slytherin! Draco fics.
19th-Jun-2008 03:49 am (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
Mmmm! Slytherin politics gets overlooked a lot in 8th year fics but man, can you imagine what a mess that house must be. Especially for Draco - DE kids hate him cause his family turned tail at the last second and escaped Azkaban and his mom is the whole reason Voldie's dead. Everyone else hates him cause he's a DE and a Malfoy and tried to kill Dumble. I almost don't even need Harry in it! lol Oh, except I always need Harry....
20th-Jun-2008 04:21 pm (UTC) - Re: angsty prompts
Ohhhh, so many good ideas!!!!
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