She now spells her name Cassandra Clare , without an I. It's a pen name; she can do that. It used many of the same tropes found in The Mortal Instruments , and deviated wildly from Harry Potter canon because it was begun before the fifth book was released. It began with a standard "Freaky Friday" Flip plot and developed into a complicated tale involving all sorts of magical inheritance, the four founders of Hogwarts and more. Notable for beginning the Draco in Leather Pants phenomenon, the story took Harry's rival Draco Malfoy and turned him into a sarcastic , leather-clad Anti-Hero best described as a combination of Corwin , Spike and Artemis Fowl.
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The Draco Trilogy is a Draco -centric epic written and posted in installments by Cassandra Claire over a period of six years. The series was very influential in the early days of Harry Potter fandom, but became controversial when it was found that parts of it were plagiarized.
In , a fan said: "The Draco Trilogy did not invent fanon! Draco, but its tremendous fame popularized him and gave him his most recognizable traits--sex and snark.
Here Draco is a redeemed figure whose relationship with Harry Potter is at times almost symbiotic. The series begins with a love triangle where both Draco and Harry are interested in Hermione. Draco Dormiens, Draco Sinister, and Draco Veritas are, someone's calculated, almost one million words   or , , and pages  and the fics were many fans' first introduction to fanfiction.
The trilogy is hailed by some as the fanfiction of all Harry Potter fanfictions,  but like all things that are hailed, others couldn't or didn't believe the hype. Draco Dormiens , the first novel of the trilogy, was posted serially to FanFiction.
Net in August It is the shortest novel in the series by far, totaling roughly 70, words. Draco Veritas totals nearly , words. The story is now an AU , diverging from canon after Goblet of Fire. It is set during Harry's sixth year , and begins when unforeseen consequences with Polyjuice Potion in Potions class cause Harry and Draco to become indefinitely bodyswapped. The need to keep this a secret, the even greater need to find an antidote, and a love triangle where both Draco and Harry are interested in Hermione, power the plot of the novel.
Author's summary: "When an accident in Potions class turns Harry into Draco and Draco into Harry , each is trapped playing the part of the other. Romance, mistaken identities, Really Cunning Plans, evil bake sales, a love triangle, and snogs galore. Claire began posting Draco Sinister on FanFiction. Net in late In June , when the fic was one chapter away from completion, it was reported for plagiarism and Claire's works were deleted from the archive.
Author's summary: "When Hermione is kidnapped, Harry and Draco must team up to rescue her from a thousand-year-old evil that threatens the entire wizarding world. Cursed demon swords, love potions, time travel , dementors, flying dragons , Draco wears leather , and everybody dies at least once. Except when they don't. Draco Veritas was posted over a period of five years, from August to August It only appeared online in its entirety for about two weeks before Claire took down her fanfiction in order to embark on her profic career.
See Cassandra Claire: Fannish Retirement. Author's summary: "The sequel to Draco Sinister , featuring winter at Hogwarts, snogging, Quidditch, mysterious things and Rhysenn Malfoy. The trilogy contributed to the popularization of Fanon Draco , called "Leather Pants Draco"  after a famous scene in Draco Sinister where Draco ends up looking good in incredibly tight leather pants.
For many fans, these stories fed an intense desire for more Harry Potter as they endured the long waits between books. It's kind of spawned a great phenomenon, "PoU group popping" I know a lot of people were on, just doing stuff, and hoping, but LOTS of us were popping on and off, just hoping.
I know, cause I did it. It made for a highly social night though, since everytime I did, I'd get a few "I am losing my mind, waiting! Plus the fun of watching people on your BL pop on and off, and know everyone's doing the same thing. Makes it seem like a cozy community, all this cohesive waiting, and comforting each other. Now, if we could only wipe the evening clean for reading later.
Another fan described the wait for the next fiction installment: "This is hilarious! All these people waiting for DS14 when cassandra herself is probally asleep My friend spent the night and we stayed up all night waiting for DS Well, actually a lot of it had to do with Cassandra Claire So in the first part, Draco Dormiens, which she started posting in , and which was immediately super popular, Harry and Draco actually become best friends.
So, yes you had all these hate tropes but you also had this sort of, you know, had a bunch of people reading Draco Dormiens and the two other fics in the series and going, Wow, maybe they could be friends and maybe they could more that friends, you know? Before I even got to the fandom, they—she actually had put, you know Rhysenn had started writing Irresistible Poison and Cassie and Rhysenn were friends and they shared a mailing list together. So even though Irresistible Poison was hugely popular — but a lot of that led over into the populate, the fan base for Draco Veritas, or the Draco Trilogy, because they shared a mailing list.
Then, there is that sense that [Cassandra Claire] is catering to the subtext , and she actually—she actively did cater to the subtext in a lot of ways. But that was all before I came along. And when I came along, I think the immediate, I guess, impression that I had was just that the writing was amazing, because I had actually tried to get into slash before, like I told you. And then I got pointed to the one archive where all of these really, where all the quote unquote "best writers" of the fandom were archived, sort of this one, like, elite archive called Diagon Alley , and I was just really drawn to the quality of the writing.
The Draco Trilogy was the first fanfic Cassandra Claire had written. In July , she was "bringing it to a close. The idea that this story might turn into slash any slash, even a minor pairing was not one all shippers felt comfortable with. Several alternate universe outtakes penned by Claire include slash. Claire also wrote a DV missing scene that included Draco kissing Harry to prove that Draco "could be gay, if [he] liked"--of which she said: "Feel free to consider it DV canon -- I do.
Additionally, she included a slash relationship with her OCs Ben and Gareth, ancestors and analogues of Harry and Draco, respectively. Claire has said that she considers the Trilogy slash, in the sense that it has gay characters in it. The now-defunct fansite The Draco Trilogy Archives had a fanart section that linked to hundreds of Draco Trilogy-related art and organized the links by chapter and character.
Though the website no longer exists, fanart for the Draco Trilogy still can be found all over the net. The PoU-Art Yahoo! In the early s, Harry Potter fandom was still quite new, and fans were clustering and swarming in many ways that would define much of the fandom later. One of these gathering points were a group of highly admired stories by a group of well-known Harry Potter writers.
These stories, posted as serials, had many fans at the edge of their seats waiting for installments. The story first became the subject of major controversy when one reader identified an extensive sequences of action, description and dialogue from Draco Sinister, Chapter 9 as having been lifted from The Hidden Land , an out-of-print fantasy novel by Pamela Dean.
Though this was sufficient to get Claire banned from FanFiction. The series also incorporates an intricate web of dialogue pieces and text passages from popular genre television shows and books. Two characters might have a lengthy conversation which Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans will recognize as dialogue from the show, or Harry might answer a question with the words of a character from Babylon 5.
The practice of hiding quotes from other media sources in the text of the story was well-known and accepted by some of Claire's readers, [ citation needed ] and it was used as a way of engaging the fans on a mailing list the story was posted to.
Readers would guess which parts were quoted and what the source was, they would suggest lines to include from different sources that would fit this or that character, and there were unofficial "quote-nabbing contests" with other fanfic writers.
Another major issue, related to the use of pop culture dialogue, was that Cassandra Claire reproduced concepts, rough scenes, descriptive phrases and dialogue from several fantasy novels.
Such borrowings were often uncited or cited in such a way as to make the amount of borrowed text appear far less extensive than it actually was. The story and author were removed by Fanfiction. For more information, see the comprehensive account of events by Avocado. Net due to these allegations, combined with FFN's extensive downtime problems, caused many fans to flock to the newly opened site.
Since the launch of Cassandra Claire's profic career, and for other reasons, the stories have been taken down. It is possible to find them circulating by email and file sharing sites, and has even been reuploaded in the form of a blog.
Around August 17 and 18, , fans were perplexed by the chapters' disappearance off of ParadigmOfUncertainty , something that was related to issues with their removal from Fanfiction.
One fan provided a link to a site created by Heidi8 where the fic had been uploaded. Today, the site has this message: "We're sorry, but the Draco Trilogy and all related fanfiction has been removed at the request of the author and is no longer available online. If you do come across a copy online, it's unauthorized and probably not be the original version. That could have been the end of it, but the emotional investment of Claire's fans caused tremendous upheaval in the wake of the decision.
When it was deleted, fans were cut off from their favorite fannish crack. Someone took it and they wanted it back! The same kind of impulse leads to "Bring Back My Show" campaigns , which makes it less of a surprise that people reacted in a similar way. Dear Readers, I regret that I feel I must pull my fiction from this site.
I have enjoyed having my work posted here, and I didn't make this decision lightly. It's not because of plagiarism, because legally there is none. It's not because of decisions made by the ff. I am pulling my work because of the way people who have spoken their opinions have been treated.
Also, I really don't want to be next to be blacklisted. Call it a preemptive strike. I will be posting it to my mailing list, as I have always done in the past. Anyone is welcome to join, but you don't have to in order to read new chapters. They will be posted to the Files section of the list, which is accessible to members and non-members alike. That address is www. There is a new HP fanfiction archive being constructed as we speak, moderated by some of us who have left this site. Look for it soon.
To this day the conflict remains unresolved in many corners of fandom. Many fans are firmly of the opinion that Cassandra Claire is a plagiarist.
On the other hand, many fans still enjoy the Draco Trilogy and her other works. Fittingly enough, the controversy had two major results: The wank surrounding the plagiarism accusation was so immense as to give Cassandra Claire the nickname " She Who Must Not Be Named "  in the Cult-of-Meaner circles in Harry Potter fandom, in the belief that even mentioning her name was enough to derail any wank report into a discussion of whether or not what she had done was plagiarism.
At the same time, it led to the creation of FictionAlley , a major Harry Potter archive that became the new home of the Draco Trilogy.
Hermione Fanfics — Draco Sinister - by Cassandra Claire (a.k.a....
The Draco Trilogy is a Draco -centric epic written and posted in installments by Cassandra Claire over a period of six years. The series was very influential in the early days of Harry Potter fandom, but became controversial when it was found that parts of it were plagiarized. In , a fan said: "The Draco Trilogy did not invent fanon! Draco, but its tremendous fame popularized him and gave him his most recognizable traits--sex and snark. Here Draco is a redeemed figure whose relationship with Harry Potter is at times almost symbiotic. The series begins with a love triangle where both Draco and Harry are interested in Hermione.
Cassandra Clare and the Chamber of Not-So-Secret Plagiarizing
Before Cassandra Clare became popular for her hit series, The Mortal Instruments , she was popular for other reasons — specifically for writing fanfiction in the Harry Potter fandom. At the time, Clare was famous for her Draco trilogy novel-length fan-fiction titled Draco Dormiens, Draco Sinister and Draco Veritas , I was but a young child of 11, treading the dangerous waters of fan-fiction — Harry Potter fanfiction, specifically. So I was well-acquainted with the Draco trilogy. This Harry Potter fan-fiction trilogy began with characters Harry and Draco Malfoy accidentally switching bodies, eventually finding themselves in a love-triangle with Hermione Granger.