bex-chan:

gracomalfoy:

theoncomingcapaldi:

I literally do not see how anyone can ship dramione. If you ship dramione[,] you endorse racism and verbal abuse. End of story.

**correction mine. 

The argument that shipping DHrendorses racism and verbal abuse is just another argument for saying that forgiveness is for certain people only, and that those who were of a specific opinion before are not entitled to opinions [that their present realities] make available to them. It is another argument for saying that “change” or “personal growth” is just for the people you think deserve the chance to. And the thing is, the plane we shippers operate on is a plane that affords growth for both Draco and Hermione, going to show that from that standpoint alone, we come out more inclined to spare grace. 

If you take the time to understand where the whole ship is rooted, you’d see that what it offers us is a shot at redemption, not just for Draco, but Hermione as well. Shipping the two is an active decision to say that, “Hey, these two aren’t past vindication. They’re not bad enough not to be saved.” It’s especially intriguing in Draco’s case, because even his last name is a blaring signifier of his whole family being of “bad faith” - but DHroffers a space for him to choose, now, to have faith in the right things (himself, other people, this new world, forgiveness afforded to him). Or, as another argument, is association with Hermione (from his own agency or otherwise) enables him to clear his name of associations and bring forth new ones. Basically: it offers him a clean slate. 

Now, I’m not saying that he can’t achieve that on his own, but “with Hermione” is an interesting interpretation of the whole redemption arc - and it’s a responsible reaction from recipients of pop culture. 

And if that doesn’t explain anything, there’s this:

It’s become a cliche, this offer of forgiveness and absolution, and usually, it’s the only thing that people see when they contemplate the dynamics of Draco and Hermione’s relationship. But more than that, DHris a toppling of hierarchy. HP’s problem is not with Voldemort, and so defeating him hasn’t solved it. The problems were elitism, racism, pureblood supremacy over half-bloods/muggleborns, etc. Voldemort was only successful because others agreed. Case in point: there was a Tom Marvolo Riddle even after Salazar Slytherin died. 

DHr is then effective because:

  1. They enable a Slytherin/Gryffindor dynamic, as opposed to the Epilogue’s Gryffindor/Gryffindor establishments. What’s problematic with the original setting is that basically nothing has been toppled - save for the previous dominant power. What happened is that it was only replaced by “the good guys”. There’s still no equality (Slytherins were still outcasts), just a shift in who’s powerful. With Draco and Hermione, we’re given an avenue through which we can explore a world in which Rowling was able to prove true the themes she tried to bring to life in the whole series. 
  2. It’s an argument for saying that morality can be objective. This is more of a personal nature, but I believe in objective morality - and that’s what makes it more reminiscent of grace. Because forgiveness wasn’t waived - it was given, regardless of all the shit anyone’s ever done. No one justifies anyone. What is done is that we’re aware of what Draco, Hermione and all the others did throughout their storylines, but we expand our spaces and offer our hands to whoever will repent enough to take it. 
  3. Conclusion: DHr is about forgiveness, grace and (I could be wrong here but I’m probably not) political/social/humanistic justice. 

Now, if you still can’t literally see (or read, whatever) how someone can ship dramione, I would suggest having your eyes checked. 

tl;dr: please stop posting stupid things in our tag. 

YESSSS

(Source: thedauntlessleader)

diarycrux:

would you still wrap me up and tell me that you think this was smart
'cause lately I've been scared of even thinking about where we are

diarycrux:

I was mindlessly scrolling on pinterest to take my mind off things but then I saw this quote and it brought my thoughts back to my grandpa. I wanted to make this quick graphic to thank everyone who left me messages and kind words of comfort. You are angels to me.

(Please feel free to erase this text if you reblog.)

hes-just-a-boy:

Marriage Law #2053:  Any unattached witch or wizard between the ages of 21 and 40, must find and secure a life partner by September 4th. Failure to do so will result in appointment of a partner by Ministry officials, and any resistance to aforementioned appointment will result in severe punishment.

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Daily Dose of Dramione fanfiction 80:

The Nietzsche Classes by Beringae (Rated M) 
The Ministry takes action against the remaining prejudice in the wizarding society and asks Hermione for help. “What do you want? Money? Power? Name your price, Granger. I’m not about to let pride get in my way when an Azkaban sentence is on the line.”

COMPLETE: Yes 
TYPE: Multi-Chapter
CATEGORY: Post-War

MY OPINION: I absolutely love the characterisation of both Draco and Hermione in this fic and even though the smut isn’t actually as smutty as I like it…it is so tastefully and artistically written. The story itself is beautiful and interesting and I love the history aspects presented in this along with the theories. The beginning first few chapters were like reading the most interesting history/philosophy book in the world and the rest of it was dramione goodness.

RATING: 4.5/5

128th batch of suggested Dramione fanfictions:

Say You Don’t Want It by Patronum116 (Rated T)
In exchange for doing all of his work, Draco teaches Hermione how to have fun. Hilarity inevitably ensues. 

Written and recommended by theresnodarksideofthemoonreally
Categories:
humor, sort of fluffy but with a plot, Hogwarts Era, sixth year (not in compliance with HBP), AUish
Type: Multi-Chapter, WIP-will be updating frequently because I’m rewriting mostly at this point.
Why should people read it? - This is a fun sort of fic that people say has made them laugh (even when it wasn’t as well written!). A lot of Dramione can be pretty dark so this story is a bit of a break with some light-hearted fun.  Even though it’s a bit fluffy, it’s still realistic and fun to read :). 

ISOLATION IS OVER AND OMG IT WAS MAGICAL AND NOW I AM A MESS!!!

merlindraco:

Favourite FanFictions: The New York Revelation by kalee60

Hating each other for a lifetime - easy. Being forced to work together - impossible. When Hermione & Draco are sent to New York on a mission, things don’t go exactly as planned, and neither had any idea what working closely would eventually reveal…

They were asking him if he would trade a reality of power with the reality he lived in now; the reality with Granger. He tried to imagine it.

He tried to imagine never being forced to stay in her dorm. He tried to imagine that all those arguments had never happened. He tried to imagine that she hadn’t sliced open his palm, and then hers, and blended their blood. He tried to imagine never kissing her after the bee sting. He tried to imagine that they’d never been ice-skating, or watched fireworks, or had sex, or read Shakespeare, or talked, or cried, or kissed, or screamed, or anything.  He tried to imagine the absence of all those things, and merely the notion of such made something at his very core ache.  A reality without his and Hermione’s isolation from the rest of the world, and all the events that had been catalysed by that, was not something he could even bear to contemplate.

"Both of you already know my answer," he said quietly. "I wouldn’t change it."

Luna beamed back at him with an almost proud expression. “I knew you were going to say that.” Leaning her head against Blaise’s shoulder, she sighed with contentment. “Everything’s going to change, and it’s going to be so much better."

(Source: alexbenedetto)

127th suggested batch of Dramione fanfictions:

Muggle by pagupagu (Rated M)
Draco Malfoy, now an Auror, has been tasked with finding missing muggle-born’s after the war who do not remember they were ever wizards/witches. He’s up against Harry Potter for the position of Head Auror depending on how they do on this task. Hermione Granger’s name is on the list and Draco is the one who finds her, but she’s happy living her ordinary human life. Will he attempt to bring her back or will a second chance to get to know the feisty Gryffindor leave him with other plans?

Written and recommended by pagupagu
Category: Post hogwarts, auror Draco, muggle Hermione, mystery, romance, memory loss Hermione, Redeemed Draco 
Type: Multi-Chapter, WIP
Why should people read it?: I know a lot of writers may say this, but I had honestly never read a story similar to mine. There are a few out there where Hermione has lost her memory, but not in the way I am approaching it with the plot. At least, none that I’ve read! 

quueeestion:

FANGIRL CHALLENGE (x) | Pairings 8/15

↳ Draco x Hermione 

Parvati was gazing at Hermione in unflattering disbelief. She wasn’t the only one either; when the doors to the Great Hall opened, Krum’s fan club from the library stalked past, throwing Hermione looks of deepest loathing. Pansy Parkinson gaped at her as she walked by with Malfoy, and even he didn’t seem to be able to find an insult to throw at her.

Seven years and forty days he had waited for this moment. From helping Potter defeat Lord Voldemort (thus revealing the true side he was on), to spending five years fighting as an Auror, rounding up ex-Deatheaters, to working his way up through the Ministry before gaining his position as Minister of Magic—and while Draco often referred to those times as some of his proudest moments, he often found himself telling people about one accomplishment in particular—

When he was running late for a meeting and slammed into a wall of brown, bushy hair—his latte flew everywhere and his papers scattered about—as he bent down with a scowl on his face, to retrieve his items, his eyes locked with wide-doe brown eyes and a slew of ‘Sorry!’s that stopped as soon as Hermione recognized him.

And he knew instantly, that his life was about to forever change.

They dated off and on for five years, after that incident. Hermione often chalked it up to wanting to focus on her career as a Healer, and Draco, although he’d never willingly admit it, was going to wait as long as she needed.

Finally after Hermione secured her position as Head Healer at the newly opened medical facility (donated generously by Malfoy Incorporated) that specializes in war-resulted handicapped Wizards and Witches, and those suffering with PTSD—he couldn’t wait any longer.

He had her meet him at the grounds of Hogwarts, a small picnic laid out, at ironically, the same spot where she had punched him square in the face.

Needless to say, she didn’t find it as funny as he did.

He proposed to her, down on one knee, with his family heirloom wedding ring that’s passed down from each female Malfoy.

"Not about to run off on me, are you Malfoy?" a soft, playful voice interrupted his train of thought.

She looked absolutely gorgeous —- curls cascading down her back, soft pink roses clutched between her hands, a baby-breath floral crown perched at the top of her head. She looked, Draco mused, much like the ending of winter. Pure as snow, but melting with the whispered promise of Spring—new life, new promises, and second chances.

"Of course I’m not, Granger." Draco smirked, tucking a loose tendril behind her ear.

She returned his smirk as the officator continued to speak,

"Promise me," she whispered.

Draco was quiet for a few moments, before pressing his lips to her forehead,

"Forever and always, Mrs. Malfoy"

xx

A gift for the lovely Patrize <333

(Source: malfoysdeliverance)

waitingondhr:

'Cause I fell in line
At a different place
And it wasn’t my fault
No it was never my fault