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Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Subject:Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:8:30 pm.
Mood: crappy.
Title: The Courtship of Harry Potter

Author: Diana Williams

Pairing(s): Harry/Severus, Draco/…
Rating: R
Summary: Challenge: This story is based on a challenge from DarkLady, to wit "Suppose it were a usual thing in Wizarding culture that a young man take an older man as a lover/mentor. Mix in a flashy and ill-intentioned rival, and Snape's machinations to ensure that he is Harry's choice. Extra bunny - a clear period and ritual to the courtship, with the rival managing smoothly while Snape's gestures all appear to fall flat. Of course, our Harry is a better judge of character than that..."
Warnings: slash
Style: Novella

Rec Expl.: This story has a basis in reality (Greek pederasty traditions) which makes this particular story all the more compelling. This tale gives way to rising emotions that plague Harry Potter as he is suddenly dealt a card by Fate, one he had no idea that existed. As he learns about ancient traditions and receives proposals, he not only begins to learn about history but he begins to learn and understand who “he” is and what he himself expects from this thing called life. Sometimes you need to be brave in life. And sometimes, the bravest thing to do is to live your life on your own terms, no matter what anyone else might think or whatever pressure you’re under.

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Link:
http://diana.slashcity.com/Potter/courtship.htm
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom(s) Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:8:24 pm.
Mood: crappy.
Title: Stealing Harry

Author: samvines
Pairing(s): Sirius/Remus in later chapters
Rating: R
Summary: Stealing Harry grabs canon by the throat and disembowls it. If Lucius Malfoy got to Peter Pettigrew before Sirius could, Sirius would be a bookshop owner, Remus would have a steady job, and one day, when Harry Potter was eight-and-a-half years old, they might kidnap him from the Dursleys
Sequels: Laccoon’s Children 1, Laccoon’s Children 2 (WIP, more to come).
Warnings: slash, violence later chapters, AU
Style: Novel(s)
Rec Expl.: This is a very detailed and believable AU. Not only are we given a background on who/what/how everything develops, it also has an excellent plot. The characters are true to those in J.K. Rowling’s universe, yet they seem to grow in this AU as people/characters. You never once think that this couldn’t have been the way that things might have happened, if it hadn’t been for those seemingly random events. I love the way Sam managed to create such intricate backgrounds and yet keep the story flowing. Whenever I reread the arc, I always manage to discover something new or reinterpret it. These stories are magnificent, if you haven’t read them yet, you’ve been missing out!

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Link:

http://www.livejournal.com/community/stealingharry/

or

http://www.schnoogle.com/authorLinks/Samvimes/Stealing_Harry/
Comments: Add Your Own.

Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:8:22 pm.
Mood: crappy.
Fandom: Harry Potter

Title: Draco Malfoy and the Heart of A Slytherin
Author: Saber_ShadowKitten
Pairing(s): Harry Potter/ Draco Malfoy
Rating: R-ish
Summary: When Draco Malfoy is forced to stay with Harry Potter during the summer – no one could have predicted what would happen. Eventually a true magical partnership emerges, the likes of which the wizarding world has never witnessed.
Warnings: slash, death
Style: Novel
Rec Expl.: This is a classic in the Harry Potter genre. And while I’ve never really searched for Draco/Harry fics, you must have read this one. I don’t care if it isn’t really your pairing, this is more then about the nature of this pairing, people! You see, this gives a portrait of believable characters in an excellently written story with a superb plot. Now really, who cares about gender and pairings in a situation like that. Go! Read! And thank the author when you’re finished – you know it’ll be deserved praise.

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Link:


http://www.astronomytower.org/authorLinks/Saber_ShadowKitten/
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom(s) Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:8:18 pm.
Mood: crappy.
Title: Snakes and Lions

Author: GatewayGirl
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco -- mostly friendship, progressing to mild slash
Rating: R
Summary: When Ron and Hermione get together, they notice only each other. A nightmare prompts Harry to return alone to the empty Chamber of Secrets, and leads to a new look at an old enemy. Harry enjoys the company, but with Dominique LeStrange actively hunting him, how far can he trust a Death Eater's son?
Warnings: drinking, stealing, and Dark Arts, non-explicit rape/murder in chapter 18
Style: Novel
Rec Expl.: lovely long tale about how difficult the concept of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy as something similar to friends would be. Not only are Death Eaters, Voldemort, teachers, friends and fellow students giving them a hard time – they aren’t exactly matching personalities. I love this story because it portrays something real. Things don’t always go right, things don’t always work themselves out. You’ve got to work hard to achieve your goals, and sometimes – not even that is good enough. This story asks for your iinvolvement, but you’ll get so much more in return.

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Link:

http://www.schnoogle.com/authorLinks/GatewayGirl/Snakes_And_Lions/
Comments: Add Your Own.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Subject:Fandom(s) Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:3:34 pm.
Mood: cranky.
Title: I Shot Down the Moon For You

Author: Hackthis
Pairing(s): Neville/ Draco
Rating: R
Summary: Draco keeps his promise to Neville, even if Neville doesn’t know it. Nothing can make him leave his lover’s side – not even a fickle thing like death.
Warnings: Major Character Death, mentions of slash
Style: chapter length
Rec Expl.: This makes you laugh, chuckle, giggle and cry. You’ll hate yourself with inability to do anything, and you’ll savor this fic forever – because it inspires nothing less.

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Link:


http://www.livejournal.com/users/hackthis/202780.html
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom(s) Smallville
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:3:31 pm.
Mood: cranky.
Title: The Lazarus Gap

Author: Dolimir
Pairing(s): Clark/Lex
Rating: R
Summary: In another one of Lionel’s schemes, Lex is almost killed and loses his memories. In attempt to grasp this chance at a life on his own terms, he slips away into anonymity and tries to become what he never dared to dream to accomplish – simply himself.
Warnings: attempted murder, amnesia, slash
Style: Novel
Rec Expl.: This makes you think about scruples and morals. This makes you think what could happen if you are just given that second chance – that clean slate. Lex does, and while he gains things he could have never dreamed off, he loses so much as well. Lex has a dream, and that dream makes you cry, smile and hope. Be ready to have your heart shattered. Be ready to have it put back together. Be ready, because this story demands your attention and all of your emotional reflexes. Be ready to loose yourself and be ready to be happy about it.

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Link:

http://smallville.slashdom.com/archive/26/thelazarus.html
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom(s) Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:3:27 pm.
Mood: sick.
Title: Dandelion

Author: Ivy Blossom
Main Character: Draco Malfoy
Rating: Pg-13
Summary: Children who manage to grow up well-adjusted and healthy in spite of a terrible upbringing are known as 'Dandelion children'. In this story, Draco Malfoy befriends the trio post-Hogwarts, and comes to understand that this is the best way to understand Harry Potter.
Warnings: none
Style: ficlit
Rec Expl.: This fic is a humbling experience for both the character and the reader, when you’ve read this – you’ll never quite be able to trust your ability to tell right for wrong. There is no white, there is no black – there are only shades of grey.

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Link:


http://www.thedarkarts.org/authors/iblossom/dandelion.html
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom(s) Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:3:24 pm.
Mood: sick.
Title: Night-blooming Heartsease

Author: Julad
Pairing(s): Neville Longbottom/Severus Snape
Rating: R/NC17
Summary: (sort of prequel to transfigurations by Resonant) The war is taking its toll and everyone is looking to contribute what they can. Each side knows that this will be the last war to decide who wins in this age. Unfortunately, it looks like the Death Eaters are gaining ground. In search of defensive and combatative potions, Severus Snape is saddled with the last person he could have wished for – and Neville Longbottom is faced with his greatest fear.
Warnings: slash, character death
Style: Novel
Rec Expl.: Why I recced this? Well, let’s see. I was glued to the screen for the entire duration of the read. My heart ached all the way through that read. I was cheering and cursing at the monitor – and couldn’t wait to do it all over again when I was finished. This one haunts you, people!

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Link:

http://yearningvoid.net/stories/julad/000080.html
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom(s) Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:3:19 pm.
Mood: sick.
Title: To the Moon

Author: Constant Vigilance
Pairing(s): Harry Draco ( not under the curse)
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Draco is turned into a child. Harry takes care of him.
Warnings: Slash, implied rape/incest, violence, shmoopy WAFF in places
Style: Novel
Rec Expl.:

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Link:

http://www.angelfire.com/tv2/firebird_ascending/

or

http://www.thehexfiles.net/viewstory.php?sid=295
Comments: Read 4 orAdd Your Own.

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Subject:Fandom: Xena
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:34 pm.
Title: Pieces of a Whole

Author: Erin
Pairing(s): Cupid/Strife
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Growing up and falling in love, Strife style.
Warning: Mentions of rape.
Style: Novel
Rec Expl.: This is a lovely story that deals with who Strife really is. It deals with his emotions, it deals with the trouble he unerringly brings about, it deals with the relationships he has with and in the mortal and the Olympian world. Strife’s parentage is also discovered and Strife finds out that the saying ‘be careful what you wish for’ has a solid foundation. This fic is a beauty and unique in many ways. The things that are common in fanon are written exquisitely and never once will you get bored when reading it.

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Link:

http://www.aresjoxercupidstrife.com/piecewhole.html
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom: Xena
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:30 pm.
Title: The Childhood Series

Author: Corona
Pairing(s): friendship Cupid/Erin (Strife) , other various pairings mentioned
Rating: R
Summary: The Friendship between Cupid and Strife, how it began, how it evolved and what it became – a bond so strong that no God could come between the two of them, not even when they tried with all their Godly might.
Sequel: The Growing Up Series (NC17)
Warnings (both stories): death, disfigurement, child abuse, violence, mentions of non-con and attempted non-con.
Style: Novel

Rec Expl.: These multichaptered fic gives you the history of the friendship between Cupid and Strife. As you read these fics, you’ll be enchanted with their upbringing and their experiences. As time passes by and they grow up – they begin to realize that they will never be completely the same, but they also begin to understand that they can never survive without their other half. This story arc so plausible that you slowly but surely consider this to be canon. The writing style is amazing, not once so you feel that a character is out of character and yet so many different facets of Olympian life are revealed here. This story line is a gem, a treasure – if you haven’t read it, what are you waiting for?

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Link:

http://www.aresjoxercupidstrife.com/corona.html
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom(s): Smallville
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:28 pm.
Title: The Proposition

Author: Emelerin
Pairing(s): Clark/Lex
Rating: R
Summary: Clark fears normalcy. Normal is the one thing he’ll never be. He’s managed so far with Lex as his best friend, someone who is just as weird as he is. However, what will happen when Lex seems to be slowly slipping away, leaving Clark behind?
Warnings: slash
Style: short
Rec Expl.: This fic isn’t very long but it has all the characteristics to be a classic. In fact, in my eyes, it is a classic. If you haven’t read this story, you’ve been missing out on some wonderful angst, wonderfully portrayed Clark/Lex. Their inherent conflict is brought to light once and for all; in fear of losing each other, they actually push the other away.

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Link:


http://smallville.slashdom.com/archive/31/theproposition.html
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom: Smallville
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:27 pm.
Title: Three Impossible Things

Author: Jenn
Pairing(s): Lex/Clark; Clark/Chloe (implied); Lex/Lena (implied)
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Clark changes everything.
Warnings: Slash
Style: Long

Rec Expl.: Change is the centrepiece in this story. It all revolves around change. Clark realizes that not everything will go the way he wants it to, not everything turns out the way he imagined it, and sometimes he can only be grateful that he can’t predict the future. Change, for better or worse.
It’s a surprisingly honest piece of work, where baseline Lex and Clark are revealed to themselves and each other. This one aches in a very attractive manner.
It’s all about possessiveness, confusion, rage, heartbreaking, honesty, hurting, pleasure winning and losing.
Be sure to give this fic the attention and respect it deserves.

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Link:
http://seperis.illuminatedtext.com/smallville/threeimpossiblethings.html
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Subject:Fandom: Smallville
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:24 pm.
Title: The Identical Series

Author: Lanning Cook

Pairing(s): Clark/Lex
Rating: Pg-13 to NC-17
Summary: Lionel has succeeded in cloning Lex, his plan is to mould a perfect heir from scratch. Only, things don’t exactly work out the way he had planned. The original Lex and Clark for one aren’t gung-ho about Lionel’s little plan, not to mention that a cloned Lex is still a Lex and therefore dangerous by nature.
Warnings: Cloning, violence, slash, allusions to rape, child abuse, angst
Style: Several Novels worth of reading

Rec Expl.: 9 stories in this series. If you haven’t read this series, then you haven’t read one of the best pieces of AU fic out there. AU but still very canonlike in a Smallville way, and really, you need to read it because there is just no summary that can do justice to this jewel.
(9 stories, +/- 1350 K). Take your time for this one, you’ll need it.


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Link
http://lanning.slashdom.com/
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Subject:Fandom: Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:20 pm.
Title: “Mine” and it’s sequel “Snape’s Vocation”

Author: Gillian Middleton
Rating: G
Summary: Against his better judgement Severus Snape let a part of himself be used in a spell six years earlier. Now the consequences of his actions cannot be avoided any longer and Snape finds himself the father of a five year old boy!
Warnings: AU. A take on the 'Snape is Harry's father' storyline
Style: Novel(s)
Rec Expl.: These two stories go straight to the heart. This is a realistic tale of how hard it would be for Severus Snape when he finds himself unwillingly responsible for a five year old Harry Potter. It is a tale of how hard it would be for Harry to learn to live in the magical world. It is a tale of the two of them learning to love each other and grow accustomed to a love that cannot ever be defined, the love between a parent and a child.

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Link: http://www.lexicon.net/gillianm/Harry_Potter.htm
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom: Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:18 pm.
Title: If you’re breathing

Author: Sandy Justine
Pairing(s): Neville Longbottom, Harry Potter
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Neville ruminates about what is, what was and what could have been. And sometimes, he realises, you have to make do with what you have and what is being offered to you. It can make for the best option, regardless.
Warnings: (pre)slash
Style: short
Rec Expl.: oh, this one aches. It gets under your skin and stays there to haunt you. It is a short piece of literary art in my opinion. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this fic, because I truthfully lost count. This one sucks you in, latches on and never ever lets you go. Not many people can write like this, less can write a decent Harry, let alone a believable Neville, and very few can produce a gem like this one. I know the pairing is an unusual one to most of you, but it works, it so works. Nev/Harry has been a secret weakness of mine, but with this emotive and striking fic I gladly relinquish the secrecy for recognition. This was my first foray in the world of H/N and it convinced me of the possibility immediately. If you think that Nev/Harry can’t possibly work, give this fic a chance. You’ll gladly board this ship. Go read, now! And don’t give me that S*** about it not being your pairing, this just ‘Is’. Shoo!


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Link: http://sanj.livejournal.com
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Subject:Fandom(s) Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:16 pm.
Title: A Thousand Wishes

Author: _hannelore
Main Character: Neville Longbottom
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Neville clings to power of wishing.
Warnings: mention of deaths
Style: short
Rec Expl.: This ficlit never fails to make me cry. It is such an emotional piece of literary art work to me. It always boggles me that it can bring forth such strong feelings in so few words. I also love that this fic shows us a Neville Longbottom that we knew existed but never understood. This fic makes you ache for the lad. It makes you see what you were once too wilfully blind to recognize. It makes you see that not everything can be sunshine and roses. It makes you remember that in J.K. Rowling’s world, even death has its place.

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Link:


http://www.livejournal.com/users/_hannelore/29874.html
Comments: Read 1 orAdd Your Own.

Subject:Fandom(s) Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:13 pm.
Title: By Proxy

Author: Switchknife
Pairing(s): Severus/Neville, Neville/Draco (!)
Rating: Definitely NC-17 *waves herself*
Summary: Another day in Potions for one Neville Longbottom.
Warnings: slash, sort of non-con. A completely offhand approach to public sex. And dirty talk. And coitus interruptus. And felching. Decidedly NOT public reading material!!!
Style: chapter length
Rec Expl.: gods, this one gets me up and running every single time. I don’t think I’ve ever quite been so addicted to a ficlit like I’ve been to this one. You’ll blush, stammer and reread it as often as you can. And though you might try to deny it, you’ll be begging for more with the rest of us lowly mortals.

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Link:

http://www.livejournal.com/community/pornish_pixies/218000.html
Comments: Add Your Own.

Subject:Fandom(s): Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:11 pm.
Title: Transfigurations

Author: Resonant
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Summary: The war has been over for quite some time now, but Harry Potter has only now managed to make it back to England. Too much grief and too much pain kept him away. Yet, now that Hogwarts is reopening, Harry finally comes home. Of course, nothing is what it seems at Hogwarts leaving Harry to face a few hard truths – not to mention the surprises the Death Eaters left behind during the occupation.
Warnings: slash, mentions of character deaths, torture
Style: Novel
Sequel: No, but there is a sort of prequel about Neville and his entanglement with Severus Snape, written by Julad. One of the best N/S I have ever read, one of the best stories tout court. (see rec: Night-blooming Heartsease)
Rec Expl.: I reread this story every so often. I must have read it over a dozen times and it never fails to wreak havoc with my psyche. You’ll cry and laugh, smile and chuckle. You’ll feel sorry and hate. You go through the proverbial wringer and you’ll be glad that you did.

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Link:

http://trickster.org/res/transfig.html
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Subject:Fandom(s) Harry Potter
Posted by:vampiric_mcd.
Time:1:09 pm.
Title: Tissue of Silver

Author: Fearless Diva
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC17
Summary: Draco Malfoy, ex-Death Eater/ Spy, is in dire need for protection. In the midst of visions, attempted attacks on his life and the fact that his testimonies will put/have put most of his former friends behind bars – Draco is assigned Auror protection. After all, who better to keep somebody alive then the Boy-Who-Lived.
Warnings: slash, slight non-con (sort of)
Style: Novel
Sequels: Yes
Rec Expl.: This one aches people. You get transported into a world of hate, distrust, confusion, love and the inability to change one’s fate. You think you know the meaning of a quest for personal redemption? I dare you to read this and modify that opinion. In the end, we all have to face up to the wrongs we’ve committed. In the end, we all have to grow up.

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Link:
http://www.silververse.net/hp/tissue.htm
Comments: Add Your Own.

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