Nox et Lumos

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Archive
Name: Nox et Lumos
Date(s): c. 2002 - 2003[1]
Archivist: Cel Claude (sibeliussnape)[2]
Founder:
Type: Malfoycest & Malfoy-centric fanworks
Fandom: Harry Potter
URL: Nox et Lumos archive (via Wayback)
Yahoo! group (private)
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Nox et Lumos was a Harry Potter mailing list and archive "devoted entirely to relations between JK Rowling's Malfoys."[3] It was primarily Malfoycest, but also allowed other Malfoy-related fanfiction, regardless of pairing or rating.

Mailing List

The nox_et_lumos Yahoo! Groups mailing list was started April 14, 2002. As of 2014, it is inaccessible except to members.

While still public, the group's description was cryptic, not stating outright that the group was primarily for Malfoycest. The description read:[4]

Devoted to adult fiction - Gen, Slash, Het... All types are welcome here, as are all pairings from the HP-verse, but this group is devoted primarily to L/D, L/N, and N/D pairings!

Yes folks you heard right and you know exactly what that means. We're all about bringing a new meaning to family ties!

Hosting fic, art, challenges and games here and on our website, we're a friendly bunch and we'd love to meet you, but just be aware we're not shy about our subject matter.

"Too polite to be religious; too witty to be learned; too youthful to be serious; and too handsome to be discreet."

For more information please contact the group owner.

One list member wrote in July 2002: "The best discussions [of Slytherins] are on Nox et Lumos; the other lists I'm on are overly fluffy (you have to tolerate a lot of teenage girls sighing over Tom Felton [...]) [...] However, while Nox et Lumos (a list originally devoted to discussing what the Malfoys get up to when they're all alone at home and JKR isn't looking) is the most active and serious Slytherin list, it's also the most perverse. If you squick easily, you might not like it. Slytherin philosophy occurs there intermittently-- along with discussions of character motivations and discussion of why certain dark types of sexual fantasy appeal to people. And a continuing debate as to whether Lucius/Severus is a good pairing @_@;;;"[5]

Archive

The Nox et Lumos Archives, as captured by the Wayback Machine on November 22, 2002.

In response to FanFiction.Net's ban of NC-17 material, the Nox et Lumos archive amended its policies to permit a broader type of fanfiction: "Since fanfiction[.net] has decided to abandon us, the NC17 authors, the incest writers, the kinky noncon slash and het-ers, Nox has decided to open its archives to one and all who choose to use it..."[6] The site's challenges continued to be primarily for Malfoycest.

The archive was part of the Potterfic Alliance.

References

  1. Yahoo! group founded 14 April 2002, primarily active through 2003 (see WBM link). Archive first captured by Wayback Machine 05 August 2002, but the website was up as of 19 June 2002. It seems to have gone offline between August and October 2003 (see WBM link).
  2. Advertised challenges on Yahoo! Groups (e.g. here); author contact email (here) the same as the email to submit fics (here).
  3. Nox et Lumos: Frequently Asked Questions. Archived 15 December 2002 by the Wayback Machine.
  4. nox_et_lumos at Yahoo! Groups. Archived 28 June 2006 by the Wayback Machine.
  5. Azalais Malfoy. [LMB] OT: Slytherin fun. 12 July 2002. (Accessed 18 June 2014.)
  6. Nox et Lumos Archives. Archived 22 November 2002 by the Wayback Machine.