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Malfoy Awareness Day!

I have been thinking very much of why so many (Harry/Draco) fics portray Draco Malfoy as a gorgeous creature, a sex god, a part-veela, a porcelain flower, a ladies' man (or a mens' man)--he has been everything! He has been utterly the most beautiful thing to walk the earth and he damned well has admitted it, too. If many fics do not pay tribute to his high cheek bones; his full lips; his milky, moon-kissed skin; his thick eye lashes; or his flowing, glowing hair, then it is his Quidditch-toned body (might I add that I still don't see the logic in people gaining muscle by flying around on a stick). He's either trim and muscled, or sinewy and delicate. This isn't an attempt to put anyone down--because I've mentioned some of the traits above myself in stories--for writing what they would like to write, but I'd just like to know why. And how! How did this come about? I will now point out a very short bit of fact, which you will either read or not read.

While the books are in Rowling's words, the words are from Harry's Point of View. Yes, the almighty POV. This means that since this belongs to Harry, it may hinder my ultimate point; but we'll put that aside for now.

Harry notices people whether they are thick or thin, pug-faced or pretty. They are there and Harry has four eyes with which to see them. Harry notices that Cedric Diggory is "an extremely handsome boy". He notices that Cho Chang is "extremely pretty". He notices that Millicent Bulstrode has a "large and square head" and a "heavy jaw". But Draco Malfoy was described as most of us know him: with a pale complexion, a pointy face, grey eyes, and white-blond hair. He was not described as ugly, nor was he described as beautiful. He was described and that is all.

I am not trying to prove that Draco Malfoy is either one of those things, but I am trying to prove that he is probably nothing special--a face in the crowd.




ivyblossom's Morality Quiz had me thinking last night. But I seem to be the only person (as far as I saw) who thought that Bob was not a bad guy. You're a good guy, Bob. You're not alone in the world.

>Here were my comments from yesterday.

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. . . JKR IS JUST WAITING UNTIL A LATER DATE TO MORE FULLY EXPLORE HARRY'S GaTL FOR DRACO, MMKTHX. >:O BESIDES, IF SHE WROTE POTTER'S REAL THOUGHTS INTO A KIDDIE BOOK, SHE WOULD BE V. MUCH IN TROUBLE FOR SHOWING CHILDREN PORN. >:O >:O HARRY SIMPLY HAS TO KEEP HIMSELF IN CHECK, LEST HE CREATE NAUGHTY IMAGES FOR LITTLE KIDS. YES. >:O

YOU KNOW I'M RIGHT. >:O

AGREE ALREADY, SLAVE!!!!!1 >:O


*Meeps like a...thing that meeps*

*bounces!*

...No, really. I'm bouncing and I don't know why.

*squee!* :D :D

Have you been caffeinated recently, perhaps?

Oh not then. But I am now. *bounce bounce bounce*

EXCELLENT!!!!!1 :D :D *toasts w/ bottled frappuccino*

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THAT PERVERTED CONVICT WILL KEEP HIS PAWS OFF THE MERCHANDISE HIS GODSON'S MAN, MMKTHX. >:O And thank you for the icon loff. :D

I want to rape the bloody Christian Bale icon. That is from American Psycho is it not?

And Draco is a sex god in my head. The voices told me so, so I'm sticking to that theory. Besides if I don't agree they'll send carnivorous rabbits after me.

*scampers away*

Yes, I am assuming it is from American Psycho. Lovely, isn't it?

You tell those voices and bunnies that my bigger, meaner CANON BUNNIES will come after them! Hmph! With a roar and a scowl! :D Or we can just pretend that Draco is a sex god...for now.

i wrote a ficlet for you based on your post. i lub you.
*rubs noses*

of course the ficlet was a late night alcohol induced ficlet but it's silly enough ^.~

That is a GREAT thing to ponder... Why in God's name have we all suddenly thought that Draco is a hottie? *shrug* I think much of it may stem from the fact that they picked a pretty young boy to play him in the movie, and we're picturing Draco as he grows to become more and more yummy because that's what Tom's doing...

Or maybe we just wanna see Draco as the "hot bad boy" because that makes the fics more fun to read. *wink*

Good point. Pretty boy in move equals pretty boy in minds. But then, Tom Felton doesn't remind me of a sex maniac or a charmer in any way. I agree with the theory that most of us just like the idea of the "hot bad boy". *nods* Nice, nice. But I'll always *HEART* canon the most.

Yeah, I don't see Tom as "sex-crazed." Altho, with that grin of his, I wouldn't put it past him to be a charmer... Hell, I'd call him a lady-killer if he were a bit older.

And you know everyone wants to see the hero (here, Harry.) as a studly guy with muscles and a way with women (or men, really...) and see the antagonist as either a slick stud with almost too much sexiness (Draco) or an icky old man pervert type with hygene issues (my vision of Voldie reincarnated)

But I do agree... Canon!Draco (or any character, really...) is much better than any other!

See, I thought I was the only person who had ever noticed that! Malfoy is never described as attractive. Of course, Tom Felton IS attractive which means that forever onwards, Malfoy will be attractive. But going by book comments, Malfoy isn't cute. He's pale and pointy.

And I hate that part-veela thing. It SUCKS and is stupid. Stop it dammit!!!

is it just me or all those veela fics on ff.net getting really aggravating? with either harry or draco as a veela? the first ones were creative enough...but then all of sudden it's veela season and everybody's writing veela!draco or veela!harry fics where they find mates.

*sicked*

Agreed! The concept is interesting, but...peh! There are so many that it seems like just an excuse to for them to notice one another. Not a whole lot of imagination or effort involved. Though perhaps one day a really well done one will come along.

I read the fic you mentioned above, Rachel (whether you noticed my comment or not!); I enjoyed it.

the veela concept is very uncanon to the point that it's just bizarre...unless the author really develops it well. you'd think dumbledore would know that draco was a veela as the family is so damned prominent. or that harry was as he's harry potter *whinges*
and don't they turn into scary birds when they get angry? wah.

and i did get your comment. i enjoyed it ^____________^
actually it made me blush terribly and i kicked the ground a bit and felt a little floaty headed with a happy little grin on my face...so i enjoyed it a bit more than i ought to have.
*rubs noses*

<3<3<3

Yes, they are getting really aggravating. It's something that I avoid like the plague. *shudders*

I always assumed Draco is, if not Stud of Hogwarts ;), not ugly, since Harry is quick to notice his enemies' defects (and his friends', come to think of it) - Flint is troll-like, Pansy is pug faced, Crabbe and Goyle look moronic.
The worst thing he could think of re: Draco at the Yule Ball, for example, was that he looked like a vicar, which isn't even much of an insult.
And small, pale and pointy faced are kind of ambigious. I mean, Tom Felton fits these, and yet is considered to be gorgeous.
Perhaps Harry considers Draco to be gorgeous....
*drifts off into own world*

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