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Ginny Weasley: A High Price

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

“A High Price” is a Harry Potter fanfic starring Ginny Weasley. It’s been written by Ayla Pascal.

This story deals with the lengths Ginny goes to obtain something that is very important to her.

This story doesn’t fit into canon, but do you know what? This mature, dark-ish portrayal of Ginny is totally convincing. The author makes the readers believe that yes, Ginny might have acted the way she does in this fic if Harry Potter wasn’t a book series for children.

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Neville Longbottom/Pomona Sprout: Immortal Beloved

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

“Immortal Beloved” is a Harry Potter drabble featuring Neville and Sprout. The author is ellensmithee.

Months ago I mentioned here that I’m not overly fond of drabbles. This statement was included in a rec for a drabble starring Snape and… Sprout. Talk about nice coincidences! Anyway, if there were more drabbles like “Immortal Beloved” out there, you’d see me flooding this blog with drabble recs. I won’t say more; just go and read this HP fic.

Rita Skeeter/Severus Snape: You Are Not Her

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

“You Are Not Her” is a Harry Potter fanfic featuring Rita Skeeter and Severus Snape. The author is featherxquill.

In this story, Rita seduces Snape. But she will not be exactly happy with the results.

Chances are this fic will make you fall in love with featherxquill‘s writing style. It’s sharp and sophisticated. The story is short, but this is not an issue: the author only needs a few sentences to tell us a lot about the characters and their relationship. Her characterisation of Rita is excellent.

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Severus Snape/Minerva McGonagall: Threshold

January 3, 2010 Leave a comment

“Threshold” is a Harry Potter ficlet featuring Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape. The author is Kelly Chambliss.

This story deals with a certain Hogmanay routine that the characters develop over the years.

I have more than a soft spot for Minerva/Severus fics and this one is highly satisfying. You can feel the intimacy between the professors; it’s easy to see they understand each other. It takes Kelly only a few paragraphs to convey all we need to know about Severus and Minerva’s relationship, while keeping them strictly in character.

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Alice Longbottom, Marlene McKinnon, Various HP Characters: The Tick-Tick-Ticking of Your Heart

December 23, 2009 2 comments

“The Tick-Tick-Ticking of Your Heart” is a Harry Potter fanfic. The author is Fly to Dawn.

This two-part fic is set in 1979; everything happens in the course of a night. We see several characters in action, such as Alice Longbottom, Marlene McKinnon, Andromeda and Ted Tonks, Minerva McGonagall, Sybill Trelawney, Hestia Jones, Emmeline Vance, Alastor Moody, Sirius Black and James Potter.

I hope this cast has made you interested. If it hasn’t, I assume you’re hesitating due to the amount of minor characters and name-onlys. Don’t let this stop you though; the author puts all of them to *very* good use. Yes, many of them are treated as OCs, since the books show us little or nothing about them, but fear not: this isn’t a Mary Sue/Gary Stu festival. Much on the contrary: what we have is a fascinating group of believable human beings.

Do you want to read some drama? You’ll find it in this story. Are you up for some duels? The fic has them too. Do you like to feel as if you’re watching the scenes in person? The ficwriter has seen to it that you’ll be there with the characters, thanks to the detailed descriptions. As you can see, this is that rare kind of story that has something for nearly every reader.

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Ginny Weasley/Pansy Parkinson: Maiden Voyage

December 17, 2009 Leave a comment

“Maiden Voyage” is a Harry Potter ficlet starring Ginny Weasley and Pansy parkinson. The author is tania_sings.

In this fic, Ginny feels the inconvenient effects of the Patented Daydreams, much to her embarrassment—and to Pansy’s amusement, it seems.

A nice quick read if you want some humourous femmeslash. It’s also a painless introduction to the Pansy/Ginny ship, in case you aren’t used to seeing these characters in such a context.

Narcissa Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange: Won’t Realise I’m Gone

December 16, 2009 Leave a comment

“Won’t Realise I’m Gone” is a Harry Potter fanfic about the sisters Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange. The author will be given credit here as soon as his/her name is revealed.

This family drama shows Narcissa’s continuous visits to Bellatrix, who’s imprisoned at Azkaban and gets worse and worse as the months go by.

The author did a great job on this fic, because s/he kept Bellatrix strictly in character—which means, among other things, that she’s still a cruel Muggle hater—and yet managed to build an essentially humane story.

Although one might argue that a person like Bellatix doesn’t deserve to be cared for, it’s hard not to relate to Narcissa’s feelings towards her sister. That’s where the strength of this fic lies: it’s a beautiful tale about sisterly love in spite of the fact it deals with villains.

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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.

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