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Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter: Necromancy, Necrophilia, and Nargles

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

“Necromancy, Necrophilia, and Nargles” is an HP fic featuring Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter. It’s been written by Ayla Pascal.

In this story, an empoverished Draco agrees to help Harry in an unusual project. Soon Malfoy finds out that he is going to need help as well.

Not-a-shipper alert: Considering the popularity of the pairing Draco/Harry (or Harry/Draco, I don’t care), I think a fair warning is in order here. I’m not a Drarry shipper. If you’re looking for the kind of review which reinforces the idea that these characters are cute/hot/perfect together, I’m sorry but you won’t find it here. And no, this fic hasn’t “converted me.” Ships aren’t a religion!

Now, onto the actual review:

This fic made me laugh out loud! There’s so much irony and wit in it. The dialogues are a delight to read.

The worldbuilding has been carefully done. I must highlight the potion brewing process, for it feels quite realistic.

Harry is by far the least interesting character in this fic. If he disappeared, I wouldn’t miss him at all. On the other hand, Draco is incredibly likeable here. It’s hard not to care and cheer for him–and this is saying something, as Draco belongs to my “least favourite HP characters” list. Pansy is amazing as well; I love her scenes with Draco. There are still other characters whose names I won’t mention because I want to avoid spoilers, but I can tell you that I loved their participation in this story!

Click here to read this amusing HP fic starring Draco and Harry.

Arthur Weasley, Harry Potter/Ron Weasley: An Old-Fashioned Christmas

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment

“An Old-Fashioned Christmas” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Arthur Weasley. Harry and Ron also play key roles. The fic author is asnowyowl.

In this story, Arthur devises a plan to make his family happy during the Christmas celebrations. However, he’s up for a shock.

There’s one sentece in this fic that made me laugh out loud; it’s the moment when Arthur finds out the family’s secret. In fact, you can view this story as a comedy, if you wish. Nevertheless, despite some amusing elements, I think of it as a touching family drama.

I felt truly sorry for Arthur, even though the author didn’t get to explore his feelings over his discovery in depth. That’s the fic’s main quality: the sadness is merely suggested, but you know it is there.

Click here to read this fanfic featuring Arthur Weasley.

Alice Longbottom/Amelia Bones: Like Water on the Moon

December 6, 2009 Leave a comment

“Like Water on the Moon” is a femmeslash Harry Potter fanfic about Alice Longbottom and Amelia Bones. It’s been written by magnetic pole, who’s already had another Harry Potter fanfic recommended here.

Alastor Moody also plays a prominent (slashy) role in this story, even if only in the girls’ fantasies. Yes, this is mainly a fanfic about dreams, imagination and romantic plans for the future.

Alice hasn’t married Frank yet, hence she still doesn’t carry the Longbottom name (read the comments for more info on the author’s personal canon for Alice). Amelia is her classmate, the two of them are in love and they fantasise about Moody’s private life while they wait for his class to finish.

Give this short story a chance even if you, like me, tend to dislike fluffy fanfiction. It’s so pleasing to the eyes, and it contains so many interesting possibilities (magnetic pole should definitely write a follow-up), that it’ll make you want more.

Read this Harry Potter fanfic about Alice (not yet) Longbottom, Amelia Bones and Alastor Moody.

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