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Hermione Granger/Poppy Pomfrey: Remedial Healing

January 2, 2010 Leave a comment

“Remedial Healing” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Madam Pomfrey and Hermione Granger. It’s been written by Hijja.

In this story, Madam Pomfrey shows Hermione that witches have their own ways to deal with period cramps.

This is certainly not a perfect fic. There are some parts that don’t seem to belong in the story, such as the section about Susan Bones. And Pomfrey eventually does one thing that I found a bit untasteful (no spoilers this time), but that’s just me; maybe other readers will find it exciting. The fact that Hermione is still underage might scare some (many?) people away too.

If you ignore it all though, you may enjoy the fic for what it really is: a quite hot piece of HP femmeslash. As far as erotic scenes go, the author did a good job here.

Read this HP fic about Poppy Pomfrey and Hermione Granger.

The Black Sisters: Always: A Fugue for Three Sisters

December 19, 2009 Leave a comment

“Always: A Fugue for Three Sisters” is a Harry Potter femslash fanfic about the Black sisters: Bellatrix, Narcissa and Andromeda. The author is noeon.

If you dislike incest, you’d better stay away from this fanfic. Anyway, it should be noted that this story features not only erotic moments, but also family drama.

The scenes between Bellatrix and Narcissa are very hot. The author added some voyeurism to the mix, making the scenes even stronger. The initial and the final sections focus on family issues, and in both cases noeon did very well too, proving that you don’t need to be wordy to explain the situation your characters are in.

Read this Harry Potter fanfic about the Black sisters.

Minerva McGonagall/Severus Snape: The Scot and the Snake

December 12, 2009 2 comments

“The Scot and the Snake” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall. Albus Dumbledore is seen in the fic’s first section as well. The story has been written by joanwilder aka RaeWhit.

The fanfic starts with an argument between Snape and McGonagall, witnessed by Dumbledore, who tries to tame the teachers. Then we have a second scene.

I’m not overly fond of this bickering-followed-by-sex scheme that so many people out there find “hot” (I usually find it ridiculous). Nonetheless, I have to admit this story is witty and engaging enough to make me appreciate the usage of that cliché. Of course, the fact that my friend thamy made me fall for the pairing McGonagall/Snape only adds to my good-will. ;)

The inclusion of feline!McGonagall in the fic makes its sexy parts even sexier. The author plays skilfully with Minerva’s animagus powers. Pity the story isn’t longer.

Read this Snape/McGonagall fanfic.

Minerva McGonagall/Hermione Granger: Yes, Professor

December 7, 2009 Leave a comment

“Yes, Professor” is a Harry Potter femmeslash, PWP fanfic written by Aisha. It features the pairing Minerva McGonagall/Hermione Granger.

This isn’t a brilliant fanfic, nor is it particularly original. Plus, it deals with a (former) teacher/(former) student relationship of an erotic nature, a theme many readers object to. To tell you the truth, I myself used to strongly object to such stories … before I joined the Harry Potter fandom anyway. I still do object to teacher/student erotic relationships in my primary fandom, Saint Seiya, and my objections would probably apply to many other fandoms as well. But this is a Harry Potter fan blog after all. And I do tolerate that controversial topic in HP fanfiction, as long as it doesn’t make me feel disturbed.

As I see it, this Hermione/McGonagall fanfic isn’t disturbing at all. We just get to see the characters engage in a sensual roleplay. There’s not much background info on their relationship and it really doesn’t matter much in this case.

Minerva and Hermione’s sudden love confessions seem somewhat awkward amidst the story; their words look unnatural. You can almost sense the characters thinking something like “oh, we have to say we love each other so the readers won’t think we’re just two dirty witches.”

Luckily, these quick distractions don’t really spoil the fun. This fanfic is a nice read, especially for those into dominant!McGonagall. :)

Read this femmeslash fanfic starring Hermione Granger/Minerva McGonagall.

Lily Evans/Horace Slughorn: Something Old, Something New

December 6, 2009 Leave a comment

“Something Old, Something New” is a HP fanfic starring Lily Evans (just about to become Lily Potter) and Professor Horace Slughorn. It’s been written by purplefluffycat and deals with infidelity.

I confess I don’t really like this topic. In other fandoms I rarely ever read fanfics about adultery if I’m warned in advance. However, I’ve realised I’m a bit more tolerant when it comes to infidelity in Harry Potter fanfiction, as long as the unfaithful one is a female character. Still, this doesn’t apply to all HP female characters and depends highly on how well-written (or not) a fanfic is.

This one happens to be a pretty good short story. I’ve never thought about Lily and Slughorn as a potential pairing. I used to think of his feelings towards his student as purely paternal. But this fanfic is truly convincing! It makes you wonder how Lily and Slughorn’s relationship might have been, and you shouldn’t be surprised if you end up cheering for them. :)

Read this Harry Potter fanfic featuring Lily Evans and Horace Slughorn.

Percy Weasley/Ginny Weasley: A Galleon and a Good Time

December 5, 2009 Leave a comment

“A Galleon and a Good Time” is a Harry Potter fanfic about incest, featuring Percy and Ginny Weasley. Errrr … well, yeah. No wonder it falls under my “guilty pleasures” category.

This story has been written by thegildedmagpie.

Besides dealing with incest, this Harry Potter fanfic also includes “chan,” i. e., an underaged character engages in activities of a sexual nature. I’m talking about 12-year-old Ginny. Yeah.

Normally I avoid this kind of story. However, I don’t know what happened to me this time, because … well, I caught myself reading and actually enjoying the fic. Percy’s characterisation is excellent, the hot scenes are *hot* indeed and the final paragraph is even dirtier than the rest of the story.

Do not read this Harry Potter fanfic if you don’t feel comfortable with its controversial topics. I’m warning you. On the other hand, if you’re O.K. with incest, chan and the such, you’ll probably love this story.

A pink rose photo by Christine (photogirl7 at Flickr)
Photo by photogirl7

What? Do you want to know what this photo is doing here? Well, my good friend thamy complained about “the lack of pink on this blog.” So I thought I should insert a random yet appropriate photo somewhere just to have her shut up. :P And since that Percy/Ginny fanfic does mention the colour pink a few times, I guess said random photo belongs here. ;)

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