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hd_worldcup roundup

Those who don't care about Harry Potter fanfic may ignore this post.

All others, read on.

I'd been meaning to post this for a week or more, but then I kept thinking the reveal of authors at hd_worldcup was imminent, so I figured, wait and properly credit each story. The reveal has finally been posted, so... congratulations Team Epilogue, and congratulations Team Canon for winning my personal tally ;-) and below are my favorite stories/art. (Though really, the mod said only 10 points separated first and fourth place--very close! Boy am I glad I voted on every piece.)

For those who didn't follow the H/D Worldcup, there were four teams: Canon, Fanon, Epilogue, and EWE (Epilogue, What Epilogue?) and the prompts were almost entirely tarot-based.

After Eden by rickey_a for Team EWE [Judgment]
15,000 words, rated NC-17

The Well of Memory by sherant for Team Canon [Cups]
image-heavy, rated G

Shadow Play by melusinahp for Team Canon [The Devil]
5,500 words, rated NC-17

Better the Devil You Know (Mehen) by chaeldub for Team Epilogue [The Devil]
14,800 words, rated NC-17

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by faynia for Team Fanon [The Devil]
14,066 words, rated R

At Childhood's End by mahoganyhandle for Team Fanon [The Magician]
38,000 words, rated PG

The Magician's Gifts by rurounihime for Team Canon [The Magician]
32,854 words, rated R

Reaching for Redemption by oldenuf2nb for Team Fanon [Coins]
click each card! I think I like the seven best; rated NC-17

The Price of Fulfillment by scarletscarlet (whose IJ now contains a nifty behind-the-scenes for the piece) for Team Epilogue [Coins]
large images, rated R+

Ring A-Ring O' Roses by melusinahp for Team Canon [The Tower]
20,000 words, rated NC-17

DIY Messiah by scoradh for Team Epilogue [The Tower]
27,000 words, rated R

Precious Things by charlotteschaos for Team Fanon [The Tower]
15,200 words, rated NC-17

These Five Years by lillithium (who is posting some of the gorgeous individual slides on her LJ) for Team Fanon [Swords]
flash movie, entirely worth the long download; make sure your volume isn't muted; rated NC-17

Lamp in the Cooling Room by libby_drew for Team EWE [The Lovers]
9,000 words, rated R

No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy by themostepotente for Team Canon [The Lovers]
15,000 words, rated NC-17

Beneath Boundless Skies by blamebrampton for Team EWE [Death]
29,800 words, rated M

Still Life in Wood and Parchment by scrtkpr for Team Canon [Strength]
6,500 words, rated PG-13

Life's Hidden Forces (can only be discovered by living) by kabal42 for Team Epilogue [Strength]
17,600 words, rated R / NC-17

Priori Incantatem by aluinnsearlait for Team Canon [Wands]
art, rated PG

The Arc of the Pendulum by brummell for Team EWE [The Hanged Man]
30,262 words, rated NC-17

No Fury by meri_oddities for Team Epilogue [Wheel of Fortune]
24,000 words, rated Adult

Perfect Day by scrtkpr for Team Canon [Wheel of Fortune]
24,500 words, rated R

The Touch of Your Hand... by naadi for Team EWE [The Most Important H/D Moment from the Books]
VERY large animated images, rated PG-13

The Most Important... by glockgal for Team Canon [the Most Important H/D Moment from the Books]
requires flash, rated PG-13/teen

The Hermit by ravenna_c_tan I beta-ed for Team Canon [The Hermit]
16,000 words, rated NC-17/adult

Who Can Stand? by oldenuf2nb for Team Fanon [The Chariot]
22,000 words, rated R

Homecoming by novembersnow for Team Epilogue [Temperance]
27,000 words, rated NC-17

... and I'll add a couple more as I re-skim.

What I'm taking away from all this is... 1) clearly melusina is queen of my personal worldcup, as both of her stories made my faves 1a) or oldenuf2nb, 1b) or scrtkpr, 2) The Devil and The Tower are apparently my favorite cards, and 3) lots of the writers and artists I listed above are totally unknown to me, so I have some new folks to follow!

Thanks for a lovely worldcup, everyone.

Now on to the Snarry Games....
Tags: art, fanfic, harry potter
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