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17 October 2013 @ 03:23 pm
Harry & Draco head!canon!  
Ever since eidheann_writes made her post about The Formation of head-canon, I've been thinking about it and wanting to do my own post.

The thing is, like hers, my head-canon is very fluid.

I do have my own personal ideas of how Harry and Draco are, they would act and even look, but the bottom line is, if a story is well written, I enjoy it even if I don't fundamentally believe Harry and Draco grew up to be that way, you know?

I like not having a specific, clear-cut, precise headcanon for Harry and Draco. I feel it gives me liberty to enjoy different characterisations of them and love them because of the story I'm being told.

So, for the most part, I tend to believe Harry and Draco are this way or that way, except when I don't.

Continuing with birdsofshore's Rectober Celebration, this post comes with Recs.

My headcanon Draco is a bit broken Post-war, he's down on his luck but still a bit prickly:

The Shoemaker and the Elves by icmezzo
Draco, The Magic Dragon by libby_drew
Every You, Every Me by daftfear
Some Kind Of Wonderful by taradiane

My headcanon Harry definitely has issues Post war, and he needs help:

On A Clear Day by saras_girl
Ain't No Friend Of Mine by lettered
Holly and Hawthorn, Thistle and Thyme by bryoneybrynn
A Piercing Comfort by talithan
But, In Dreams by kedavranox
Prickles On The Outside by curia_regis

Except when he's a confident and a brilliant Auror:

When Hearts Are Freed by oldenuf2nb
Luck of the Devil by melusinahp

And Harry is definitely well hung:

Big Dick, Come Quick by calanthe_fics
Damned If You Do... by tigersilver

But he's a bit of a fashion disaster:

This Summer by saras_girl

Also, my headcanon Harry is great with children:

Cupid by cutecoati

Except when he isn't:

A Matter of PreText, ConText, and Misconceptions by laciudad

I think Draco always knew he was gay, or at least he was aware of his feelings for Harry:

Fool Rushes In by oldenuf2nb
Hissy Fit by dysonrules
Four Paper Dragons by tracy & starlitshore
Small Spaces and Pantsless Potters by badjujuboo

Sometimes he's even obsessed, though he justifies this with Draco!Logic:

Why Draco Malfoy Failed His Sixth Year by faithwood
Being Jessie Carmichael (Or How to Woo Harry Potter in Three Hours) by faithwood
How to Shag Your Most Hated Enemy ...and Still Feel Alright About it, You Know, Morally Speaking by stellabelle
The Simple Joy of Living by mahaliem

Except when he is in total denial about the whole thing:

One Harry Potter, Please (If Possible, Seduced and Ready) by faithwood
Before We Get Too Old by tracy &starlitshore
What's New, Buenos Aires? by kedavranox

I think Harry was taken by surprise once he figured it out:

Legs of Distraction (Or How Draco Got Promoted Three and A Half Separate Times) by olimakiella
Master Work by mahaliem
The Incredible Race by dysonrules
Stain of Silence by brummell

And sometimes it was the hardest thing for him to accept it:

The Perfect Husband by curlee_cue

The boys might have a rocky start, but their relationship blooms:

Ask Again Later by sara_holmes
To Create A Life by ravenpan
The Arrangement Series by rurounihime
It Never Occurred to Me That I Would Fall in Love With a Frenchman by lamerezouille

Except when they have a really rocky start:

The Third by samaelthekind

And they have to work very hard through their issues to make it work:

My Own Worst Enemy by dysonrules
A Hundred Visions and Revisions by oflights
Unkissed Kisses and Songs Never Sung by femmequixotic
A Day at the Park by taradiane
“I’d Rather Change Nappies Than Have My Cock Sucked” and Other Ravings of a Pregnant Wizard by frayach

Mpreg happens. Oh yes. For reasons, okay?:

I prefer pregnant Draco:
The Blame Game by eidheann_writes
If Wishes Were Children by oldenuf2nb
Delaney by rurounihime
The Curse by roedhunt
Some Kind Of Wonderful by taradiane
Yours, Bunny-eared, and Candy-sweet by PaolaAdara

Except when Harry gets pregnant:
Bloodsquib by vaysh
The Silent World Within You by femmequixotic & noeon
Labour of Love by coffeejunkii
One of Your Fathers by dacro And various other authors, as they follow on the story link.

And yeah, sometimes they are part creature (It happens, too!):

Specially Draco being part Veela:
The Weight of Eternity by envy_venis
The Ugly Duckling by icmezzo

Except when Harry is part Veela:
High Priced by dysonrules

Or when Harry or Draco were turned into a werewolf:

Burning the Ground by traintracks
The Arc of the Pendulum by brummell

Savage by marguerite_26

Or Both:
Rejoicing in Their Strength & sequel Eyes That Can See in the Dark
I Was A Teenage Werewolf! by treacle_tartlet

And if they did marry other people, they found a way to each other in the end:

Turn by saras_girl
Players by ishafel
Homecoming by novembersnow
Father Of The Bride by novembersnow

Please check for warnings on the stories linked above!

So yeah, my head canon is all over the place, I admit. :D

Wow. This entry ended up taking entirely too long to write. XD Now I want to do this FanArt. Oh, that'll be fun!
Marianneeidheann_writes on October 17th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
*pets it*

There was such a flurry of "OOO! I am totally going to do this!" when I posted, but I think you're the only one who has so far XD

welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 17th, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
It's harder than it sounds! XD
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Bring forth the tale of dicksbirdsofshore on October 17th, 2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
I love your head canon being all over the place. There were definite themes emerging there. Well done, brilliant list of recs, and so much fun to read!
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 17th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
I know! XD Is like... which is it??

I don't know if that makes me a bad fan. I do have a headcanon, I do! But when it comes to reading, I'm very open minded, and I can enjoy a story even if it's not quite how I think of a character in the first place.

Still! Fun doing this, which was the point of doing it. :)
Nattnattish on October 17th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
Oh God, so much to read now. Look at all that shiny mpreg I haven't seen.

I would do this, too, but I have the memory of a goldfish and if I were asked to recall more than 10 works of fanfic in the past 10 years, I'd overheat.
Marianneeidheann_writes on October 17th, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
All such yummy mpreg too!
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Sarahstarlitshore on October 17th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, thank you very much! I can't believe you rec'd even one of ours, let alone two! I'm seriously so chuffed. :)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 17th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
:D Your stories are iconic. They were a big part of my headcanon for both of them. Thank you! <3
traintrackstraintracks on October 17th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
OMG, you're AWESOME. The sheer work it must have taken to make this list...! And I'm on it! Thank you! :-D

Edit: Works? LOL. Flaily fingers.

Edited at 2013-10-17 08:10 pm (UTC)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 17th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
It took some time, I admit. :D But I had the best time doing it. <3
evening12evening12 on October 17th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Your headcanon sounds like mine!

I'm the same way with Remus/Sirius. Sometimes they get together at Hogwarts and it's all peachy or sometimes it's rocky. And sometimes Sirius doesn't believe that Remus is the spy...but other time he does. And it causes a drift between them...but sometimes it doesn't lol. Or you know..sometimes Sirius dies...but most of the the time he lives to raise Teddy (the reasons why Teddy exists are uber varied lol).
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 17th, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, we're in the same boat them. We'd buy anything! LOL But it's fluid, yeah?
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Tara: H/D FTWtaradiane on October 17th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 17th, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
And for you, my dearest! ♥♥♥
Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on October 17th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
I don't even dare to think to make such a H/D headcanon post but this is awesome. I love that your headcanon is all over the place, and yet it's not. And what an honour to be included in your list. *smooches*
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 17th, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
Making your headcanon like this is harder than it looks! XD And mine is all over the place -- I don't know if it's a good thing or not, but I like it, and it kind of makes sense, at least to me. :)

♥♥♥ My pleasure!
icmezzo on October 17th, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
Honored to be included, bb! Very, very much so. Xoxo
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 18th, 2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
*fangirls you* XD
prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on October 18th, 2013 11:09 am (UTC)
Terribly pleased that you thought to include my silly, pervy little fic in a rec list amongst such wonderful writers. ♥
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 18th, 2013 12:04 pm (UTC)
Couldn't have been otherwise. Your story kills me every time I read it (and you'd be scared to know how often that is! lol). <3
daemonicdaemoncas5 on October 18th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
Oooh interesting post @_@

I agree with you, or more precisely, my headcanon agree with yours…there are so much things with excellently written fics that just made us wholly intrigued and goggly-eyed even when it wasn’t the usual characteristic we quite agree/appreciate. I was quite surprised by Transfiguration by Resonant when I read it, my first impression: Draco was too friendly, too happy, too OOC, but then the writing was engaging and Harry was brooding all over the place so I read, and read, and read, and found myself sold on this version of this Draco; because you know, the point of fanfiction is to explore the ‘what ifs’ of canon [much like the Aus of canon I think], including the growth of character cus come on, JKR gave Draco those snippet of redemption and left us with just-a-glance Draco bit for epilogue [tho it was made for ficcing ;)] …i read that after A Thousand Beautiful Things by Geoviki and her fic pretty much shaped my headcanon Draco back then, with that haughty attitude but very redeemable quality. So yeah, pretty shocked but I think now my headcanon are combinations of all things from fics which left rather unforgettable impression on me:D

After so much time reading fics I think my headcanon are all over the place too. I used to be squicked by mpreg because of my traumatic experience with some badfic who treated as if male pregnancy is commonly usual phenomena O_o but H/D cured it, and It was because there are some awesome fic written by great author whose works I can always trust [and because the magic of course], and I still enjoy it even in SPN and Merlin fandom.

And I found I got attached with writers who got their characters insistently stable so they write insistently great fics, there are so much name and mostly they’re n your recs: saras-girl, sara holmes, oldenuf2nb, taradiane, femme&noeon, libby drew, lettered, bryoneybrynn, tracyloowho&starlitshore [tracyloowho is one of my fave writer on SPN Fandom too], dysonrules, icmezzo, faithwood, mahaliem, brummel, rurounihime, lamerezouile, and others like megyal, corvidae, wholahoop, birdsofshore, dracogotgame, romaine, akahannah, maya (this girl is like, inaugurator to the Wittiest H/D Permit or somethin), mijeli, kinkykneazle, calrissian18, wendypops, jakuako, zionstarfish, aja, mirabella, jad, pir8fancier, blamebrampton, olimakiella, fireflavored, …

The ones that I wished wrote more like frostywonder and ignatiustrout and dolimir[I seriously adore this girl, guh did you read Draco Malfoy, King of the House Elves? So many feels ~_~] .----wow, I’m being massively nostalgic here, and it got reaaaaaly long but still, im feeling like I forgot tons of awesome author…. GUH IT MAKE ME REMEMBER ALL THE CLASSICS *pulls hair*…

And im essaying to you at this point but those authors shaped my headcanon with the power of their words…So that my headcanon pretty much fluid, and im quite open to characterization bcos character-growth can get to many directions, but in the core they’re still Harry and Draco that we love.

I’m better ending it here, phew, it make me remember all the goods fics in fandom, and I feel like my brain overloaded…♥_♥
AWESOME POST! b [ *o*] d

Edited at 2013-10-18 03:07 pm (UTC)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 18th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥ ♥ ♥

And, yes to all that! There are stories that have marked me as a reader, and the characterisations in them have shaped my headcanon.

*nods* A lot of the stories listed on this list were some the first Harry/Draco stories I read, and even years after, I realise they've shaped me. I've discovered many stories that definitely fit with my headcanon, but those first fics you read, those are the first impression you get, and they stay with you, you know?

Others are newer but I know I'll never forget. And there is the all time favourite list I have in my head, and it includes every one of the authors you mentioned and more. I've been tempted many times to make a list with all the stories I've loved and I never want to forget, but it's be an endless list, so much talent, so many stories! It's simply impossible.

Making this list was hard, because I wanted to include every fic that fit a description, but that would be another endless list, still. Good stories to share! <3
· daryn · da · teddy ·: Draco (!)awickedmemory on October 18th, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, gosh, such an awesome headcanon list~ ♥ Totally adding a bunch of these to my reading queue!
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 18th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
:D:D:D Enjoy! lol
reijamira: [HP] Drarry glarereijamira on October 18th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
Oh god this list will be the death of me. I already saved "On A Clear Day" by Sara's Girl to my folder to read this evening. The head canon was too tempting. I love reading fics with an emotionally or physically hurt Harry. But all the other head canons of yours sound great, too. I guess I have to read all of the fics. lol

welcome to villa cariño!capitu on October 18th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
OMG! You must read On A Clear Day! Duuuuude. It's a must. XD Like pretty much all these fics. lol
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Forever flirting with sanity: HDkiss:glockgaldacro on October 19th, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the rec! I love the idea of head!canon! Don't know if you've seen some of my newer h/d stuff (One of Your Fathers was nearly 8 years ago), but you're always welcome to come poke around.
The newer stories are at the bottom of the list.
My H/D fics

I'm actually working on something for a Christmas fest that I'm super excited to show you now that I've seen this post (it has part-creatures, pregnant, kind of broken!Draco, extremelywellhung!Harry and soul mates, of course. heh)

Forever flirting with sanity: Drumstar runnerdacro on October 19th, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
Hah. Clearly, I must be on crack, since I just remember that you commented on Misplaced Memories. Forgive my migrained brain! *hugs* (but I'm still really pumped to show you that new one when it's posted at christmas...unless you want to be on my beta team and get a sneak-peak? *tempts*)
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