carvedwood (carvedwood) wrote in hp_beastiary,

This Ain't Your Kid's Petting Zoo! WooT!

Hi! This is Kitsune and CarvedWood, and we'd like to welcome you to the Harry Potter Beastiary!
The universe created by J. K. Rowling, known to fanfiction as the Potterverse, is one that is rich in magic, myth - and romance. Yet there's an aspect to the Potterverse that we have both discovered a common interest in - the creatures. The Potterverse has everything from acromantula to yeti, a cast of creatures that almost boggles the imagination. Kit and I met and bonded due to our common interest in the fic Of Wolf and Man by the incredible Maeglin Yedi. That's the fic that started us on our search - the search for good beast!smut.
Unfortunately, in the thousands of Potterverse fics available on the internet, good beast smut fics are hard to find. Voila! Kit had the idea for the hp_beastiary, and here we are!

Although the main thrust (no pun intended) of this community would seem to be NC17 smut involving beastiality (and you'd be completely correct in that assumption), we both understand that there is an untapped potential for creativity in fiction that involves at least one creature as a major character. Is Fawkes the hero of your story? Can you picture Aragog or Norbert charging in and saving the day? Does the idea of your favorite PotterPet having sex just squick you straight to the porcelain god? If anyone should happen to have a wild, wonderful idea for a creature-feature fic, but just can't bring yourself to put any sex into it, that's okay. I would never want to miss even one fantastic, well-written fic just because there's little to no sex involved.

So that's the premise for the Harry Potter Beastiary - the possibility that it's not just the human characters that are worth reading about. We'd like to invite our members to delve into pairings and a genre that few authors bother to explore. Pick a beast - any beast - and get creative!

Oh, and here's a bunch of rules:

Rule #1: Your story must have, as a major character, a non-human of some sort. The Lexicon's Bestiary is an excellent resource if you're trying to figure out who you want to write about. CW would also like to remind authors that there is an audience for stories (especially smutty ones) that star a Dark Creature.
Rule #2: We may like Sirius and Remus fics, but we'll only accept stories or links to a story featuring Moony or Padfoot. If you want to write about an Animagus, that's great, but we want some mention of their beasts.

Rule #3: Your story, or your link, must include a rating and a warning, so that people who are easily squicked don't fall into a cesspit they weren't expecting. No one likes it when that happens. Well, actually, Kit and I wouldn't care, but it's not just a good idea, it's the law!

Rule #4: This community isn't a kiddie's petting zoo. You're bound to read something in this journal that no one wants their children to read, so please, be of age in your area before exploring; definitely be of age if you plan to apply for membership. Pay attention to the warnings and the ratings, and please don't pet anything if you woudn't want it to pet you back.

Now, y'all get down with your creative selves and write us some stories!
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