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I follow Tom Felton on Instagram and he posted a cute little video of himself singing and playing the guitar and looking very un-Draco like.

It made me start to wonder when Tom's Draco stopped being my Draco Headcanon. Even when I'm reading 8th year or Hogwarts Era, it's not him I'm picture anymore. It kinda makes me sad.

Is Tom still Draco to you? If not, do you picture someone else you've seen like Lucky Smith? Or is he all in your head?

Also, I kinda squeed bc he's singing Let's Dance to Joy Division, which is an older little fic by [ profile] femmequixotic that you should totally check out.
Date: 2016-05-02 12:47 pm (UTC)

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And because I suck at posting on my phone, video here:

Let's Dance to Joy Division here:
Date: 2016-05-02 12:54 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
So that's where he's posting lately. I follow him on twitter - but he's not been very active there lately. ♥
Date: 2016-05-02 04:01 pm (UTC)

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He didn't post for a while and I missed him! He's back at it but not frequently enough for me. ❤️

When I miss him I just pull up YouTube interviews just to hear his voice. #weirdo
Date: 2016-05-02 01:35 pm (UTC)

birdsofshore: (curlew)
From: [personal profile] birdsofshore
I do adore Tom. I think he's adorable and he can be amazingly attractive when he's had his hair properly styled and not chosen his own scruffy outfit. And I think he did a wonderful job with Draco - especially HBP Draco. But the way I always explain it is that I *do* think of Draco when I see Tom, but I *don't* see Tom when I think of Draco.

I don't have a fixed headcanon for Draco, but Lucky Blue, Conor McLain and even Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis can definitely fit the bill with the right hair and expression. We also found this amazing model who looked really like Draco in one photo (we used it for the dracomalfoy com last year), but when we saw him in other things, he didn't look Draco-ish at all. I've got that whole "Am I in love with Draco Malfoy?" tag on my LJ if you want to see my Draco bletherings ;)
Date: 2016-05-02 02:14 pm (UTC)

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I just went down a 30 min rabbit hole looking at your posts under that tag. And I am only in 2014. I should have known you'd have a lot to say on this matter!

I love your cosplay post! And your adorable children with their floppy curls. Here's my oldest a couple years ago.

Now he's 13 and stuck between being too old for HP and not old enough to be comfortable letting his HP nerd flag fly in public.
Date: 2016-05-02 02:40 pm (UTC)

gracerene: (HP: Smoking!Draco)
From: [personal profile] gracerene
This! I adore Tom, and when I see him, I immediately think "DRACO" but when I think about Draco, I definitely don't see Tom. I don't really have a fixed headcanon for him either. Sort of general features that are very fluid. I feel like getting too fixed on what he looks like in my head would make reading fic more difficult, because the firmer my headcanon is for something, the harder it can be for me to read something that runs counter to that.
Date: 2016-05-02 03:06 pm (UTC)

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Yes! General features that are very fluid. Well, for me maybe kind of fluid. And for some reason I cannot with long haired, low pony tail Draco, a la Lucius. And I can't if he's anything other than thin and lanky.
Date: 2016-05-02 02:37 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
Ooh, what Birds said. She said it better. I do love Tom, but he was never my Malfoy headcanon (just like I bloody love D-Rad, but he is not Harry for me). My Malfoy comes in a lot of different flavours, and I don't know how to describe them.

If I was picking a model/actor, Lucky Blue isn't it for me, but Conor Mclain is pretty damn close (and also just, unf, so nice to look at). I tend not to have models in mind for the gen people, but for next gen I am drowning in piccies of how I see them. Mostly Teddy, not gonna lie haha. <33

Date: 2016-05-02 03:08 pm (UTC)

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OMG, Conor McLain. *dies of deliciousness*

Umm, share your Teddy? Pretty please?
Date: 2016-05-02 05:40 pm (UTC)

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Oh, I shall! and soon. but I always picture people possibly not as other do, so I will steel myself for you to hate it.

Date: 2016-05-02 05:53 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
Well my next gen mental pictures of the characters are not very strong so I doubt I'll hate it! Albus and Scorpius are strongest but we all know how they look in canon. Not such a clear picture of Teddy for me so I'd love to see how you see him.
Date: 2016-05-10 12:59 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
Alright! *claps hands together*

I'm back to spam you! Now, feel free to ignore this, as it's been a billion years since I replied. But my Teddy headcanon is basically that he is tall (his dad was, and Tonks wasn't short), and invariably has long-ish hair. I like him short haired too (I figure he can change it so why wouldn't he haha) but I really have a big thing for giving him some long grungy hair. Here are my fave pics that kinda fit my idea of him:

This is my fave, cos it looks a bit like Natalie Tena, who has basically become my headcanon of Tonks, cos I bloody love her. I sort of imagine Ted's natural colour as similar to this, or Black, but I prefer this. Also, the jawline *swoons*. And the steely gaze.

Sandy ted.JPG

And then this lovey man (Miles Mcmillian) is very Ted for me:



I like his expressions and mannerisms, and the way he dresses. And the hair lol.

Annnnnnnnnd this is a just hot:



Squash them all together and you got a Lupin, LOL. And, because you waited so nicely, you receive two complimentary Potters:



I never really pierce my chaps, but this is sort of in the ball park lol, only MORE INNOCENTER



Be still my beating heart, I do love James.

Aaaaaaaaand now you regret asking haha, sorry. I just spend a lot of time staring at pretty people FOR ART REASONS. Totally. And I mean, these are just sort of general ideas. And I will leave you alone now, my dearest <33
Date: 2016-05-10 01:52 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
Yes, now that you've littered my post with all these images of beautiful men, I'm FULL OF REGRET! I have really only myself to blame since I asked for it. And what excuse do I get to use since you do it for "art purposes" and I'm no artist?!?

Your Teddy is unexpected, but not unappealing. Miles McMillan is delicious, for sure. I Googled him and realized that someone else had posted him as their Sirius. I also realized that his naked self is on the Internet! Oh my!! So thank you for pointing me to him. Ahem.

Also, bonus Potters are quite delectable, too. James is just scrumptious especially. Who is that boy?
Date: 2016-05-10 02:33 am (UTC)

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well, you must look at pictures of pretty, pretty men in order to leave DELICIOUS prompts at [ profile] hp_nextgen_fest, which is later on this year!!! Because that fest is the bomb. And have I mentioned I love Scorpius, too? In any combination of Teddy/Potter ship? Hahaha. *shameless*

Your Teddy is unexpected, but not unappealing

Haha, I know. I am resigned to my seeing characters a bit, err, off the beaten path, but I'm glad you aren't totally put off! But I'll read/adore Teddy any way he comes. For me, Miles isn't a spot on Ted (he is a bit more Sirius in most pics, you're totally right!) and the model in the first Pic with blonder hair is not right in any other pics haha. But it's the expressions - like the smile, and crinkly eyes, or the face shape, and strong jaw. I guess it fits the personality I like to give him? Miles is a bit too slim for Ted too, tbh. I sort of imagine Teddy as pretty muscly, and all broad shouldered and strong thighed (eep) and *whispers* really hung LOL. I've drawn him with a shaved head, somewhere around here too. I'm just a bit obsessed with the guy haha. I also like the idea of gender-fluid Teddy, and he's bisexual in my headcanon, and mostly into women (and James). He's James-sexual lol. And a Healer. LOL Gosh, sorry. I did mention obsessed, didn't I? You poor woman *fetches towel, dabs your brow*

AND YES Miles does get his bits out!! I found a pic the other day while googling and was like YOUNG MAN get out of the ocean right now or don't

Also, I just found this:


James is just scrumptious especially. Who is that boy?

UNF, I know! He's edible IMO. I have no idea who it is though, I found him while looking for head-tilt angles haha! I'm a slave to my craft *snorts, chokes*

Thank you for indulging me, you are a saint. Feel free to waffle at me about your fave headcanons any time you like, you have earned it.

Edited Date: 2016-05-10 02:34 am (UTC)
Date: 2016-05-10 03:51 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
About all I use tumblr for is to see pictures of people's headcanons. More often I think "no, that's not quite right." But the only time I've said yes is Lucky Blue as Scorpius. What's your Scorpius look like??

Date: 2016-05-12 03:35 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
Ooohhh, I don't use tumblr either. I used to, but not for HP things. I kinda...just don't get how to interact on there, or do more than reblog gifs of cats haha. I also haven't tried that hard though lol. And yeah, headcanons are so subjective.

Lucky Blue is gorgeous!! He's not a Malfoy for me though. Perhaps he's a Lorcan or Lysander.

My Scorp...I don't really have a model for him, actually! I drew him once and he looked pretty close to the mark here .
Date: 2016-05-12 03:40 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
Ooh, that's a lovely Scorpius you got there!

Wait! You should be porning!! Getting your wand in a knot! Fic + arting! CAN'T WAIT to see what you come up with!
Date: 2016-05-12 03:52 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
I KNOW! I'm excited. And stressed. But Thursday's are my day off and this was the best to wake up to. I've decided on a pairing, finally, and a position *hands in the air*

Date: 2016-05-02 04:31 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
My fanon!Draco was always Boyd Holbrook. :D
Date: 2016-05-02 05:09 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
Ooh, interesting. He has a Charlie Hunnam vibe to me. A little rugged.
Date: 2016-05-02 05:10 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
It's the suit pictures that do it for me. Like Muggle!Draco would be in a crisp, delicious suit.
Date: 2016-05-02 05:43 pm (UTC)

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I agree with Birds, that Tom makes me think of Draco because of the films, but it's not him I imagine while reading. None of the actors really fit with my headcanon. At least not the main ones. Lucky Blue is actually my headcanon for Scorpius so whenever I see people use him as Draco on Tumblr I'm all like "nooooo that's his son!!!" My sort of headcanon for Draco is Otto Seppalainen (only he isn't blonde enough), at least when I need inspiration for drawing him :)
Date: 2016-05-02 06:03 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
Yes to Lucky as Scorpius! And OH MY GOD double yes about Otto! I hadn't seen him before and with a bit more blonde hair he's nearly perfect!

I just saw a gif of him that immediately made me think of your art for Birds' fic with Draco on the train. I saw it and just knew!
Date: 2016-05-03 06:56 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
I do picture Tom as Draco and Dan as Harry I just love them still.
Date: 2016-05-03 07:39 pm (UTC)

kikimay: (Notice me Potter!)
From: [personal profile] kikimay
I'm in the fandom since last summer, so maybe that's the reason why I'm still clinging to the actors to imagine the characters. So, yes, not much for a fancast myself XD Especially in Draco's case, tbh? To me, Tom Felton was a perfect choice. (Ron and Hermione are quite different in my mind, Ginny and Luna too, but anyway)

I understand the need of those who are in the fandom since book one to, maybe, reclaim the characters. Although I have to say: I don't particularly like some casting choices. Mostly because they pick models and super-models, people who are incredibly beautiful by our society standards. Instead I think that these kids are very average, not that beautiful and "perfect". Tom Felton is cute but not beautiful, so he can be a perfect Draco even physically.

Also: I don't think Draco is beautiful. Harry quickly notices male beauty (See Sirius, Cedric, young!Tom Riddle) In Draco's case he never says something like that. So I deduce that Draco must be generally cute but not canonically beautiful.
Date: 2016-05-03 08:06 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile]
Interesting about Harry not being drawn immediately to Draco as beautiful. I hadn't thought about it like that!


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