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  1. Rec 3

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    Why did Mark Watney only grow potatoes?. ..here's a potential spin off idea of what if he had more supplies.~ just a dabble~

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    23 Jun 2017

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    Excellent fix-it ideas of how Mark's food supply could have been saved.

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    When Hermione Jean Granger was one year old her parents died in a car crash. She knew all about it because she asked a lot of questions and her aunt and uncle believed in answering them.

    Why is the sky blue, auntie? Why are b's and d's like in the mirror? Where do songs come from? Why did Jenny Hopkins call me a--?

    Her father had accelerated into a green light, like you were supposed to. (By the time she was eight, Hermione had the driver's rulebook memorized). A truck driver, going the opposite way, hadn't stopped at a red.

    Hermione had been strapped in a car seat in the back, her aunt and uncle told her. She hadn't been hurt at all except for the scar that stood out, jagged, on her forehead.

    As Hermione grew up into a gangly, bushy-haired, buck-toothed wonder, she thought she could remember it-- a glaring green light, a rush of cold air.

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    6 Jun 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Great merciful Heavens above. How does one author manage so many, so very unique stories out of one thematic group of alterations? There is sheer talent and wit and inspiration dripping from every story in this series, including this magnificent tale.

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    On the train platform, Harry suffered a hug from Remus, a hair ruffle from Sirius, and a "don't do anything I wouldn't do" from his mother, and then he ran for the brick wall, cart rattling before him. The snowy owl they'd gotten him hooted softly in protest. Harry had named her Ororo after the Muggle comic books his mother had introduced him to. Lily took Harry to the comic store every time he sat through a whole visit with his aunt, uncle, and cousin and didn't kick anybody unless they kicked him first.

    Bill tried to wipe some dirt off a dodging Ron's nose. Ginny complained loudly about being left behind. Fred and George ran off to see Lee Jordan's spider. People watched the Weasleys from all directions--they were hard to miss--and Ron's shoulders slowly rose up and up to his reddening ears. He missed the big empty orchards behind the Burrow already.

    Ron was one of the last people on the train. He slid past staring eyes and finally stepped himself into an almost unoccupied compartment-- there was just one small boy tucked in there. He had messy dark hair, slightly askew round glasses, and a comic book held up in front of his nose.

    "Is it okay if I sit here?" said Ron. "Everywhere else is full."

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    6 Jun 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    I'm amazed at how rec'cable every story in this series is.

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    It was Mrs. Figg who suspected first.

    She noticed many things, sitting on her side of her fence with her cats chasing butterflies and nuzzling her ankles, Mundungus and the other watchers dropping by for tea now and then.

    Mrs. Figg noticed that Petunia was a nosy bit of work with insecurities hanging from her every harsh angle. She noticed when Dudley learned the word MINE-- the whole neighborhood noticed that one. She noticed that Vernon glared at owls.

    She noticed that when Petunia gave Harry a truly horrendous haircut one year, it grew back in at a normal rate. Harry was uneven and weird-looking for ages, hiding under beanies when he could.

    When Mrs. Figg had Harry over for carefully miserable afternoons of babysitting, she noticed nothing moved that shouldn't. He didn't accidentally make flowers out of fallen leaves, or levitate anything during tantrums, or turn toys funny colors.

    Mrs. Figg called up her mother, interrupting the wizarding bridge game she was winning against the nursing home staff, and asked her how she had known, decades back, that her youngest daughter was a squib.

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    6 Jun 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    I've run across 2-3 other Squib!Harry fics, but none of them had the scope, the depth of purpose and meaning that this does. None of them revolutionized the wizarding world like this Harry does. This story is full of hope and magic.

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    What if, when Petunia Dursley found a little boy on her front doorstep, she took him in? Not into the cupboard under the stairs, not into a twisted childhood of tarnished worth and neglect—what if she took him in?

    Petunia was jealous, selfish and vicious. We will not pretend she wasn’t. She looked at that boy on her doorstep and thought about her Dudders, barely a month older than this boy. She looked at his eyes and her stomach turned over and over. (Severus Snape saved Harry’s life for his eyes. Let’s have Petunia save it despite them).

    Let’s tell a story where Petunia Dursley found a baby boy on her doorstep and hated his eyes—she hated them. She took him in and fed him and changed him and got him his shots, and she hated his eyes up until the day she looked at the boy and saw her nephew, not her sister’s shadow. When Harry was two and Vernon Dursley bought Dudley a toy car and Harry a fast food meal with a toy with parts he could choke on Petunia packed her things and got a divorce.

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    5 Jun 2017

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    What if Voldemort had chosen the pureblood boy, not the halfblood, as his opponent? This Neville would have had graves to visit, instead of a hospital. He’d still have grown up in his grandmother’s clutches, tut-tutted at, dropped out windows absentmindedly, left to bounce on paving stones.

    Let’s tell this story: Alice Longbottom, who was the better at hexing, told Frank to take Neville and run.

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    5 Jun 2017

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    Each of the chapters is fantastic. But Chapter 4 is a thing of wonder. In it, Harry grows up at Hogwarts, as Petunia won't take him. The resulting characterization of Harry was one of the best things I've ever read. I LOVE this Harry.

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    Matt Murdock isn't surprised to find Peter Parker waiting for him on the rooftop of his apartment building a little over seven hours after the news breaks about SHIELD being infiltrated by HYDRA.

    Still inspired by this prompt:
    https://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/2760.html?thread=5669064#cmt5669064

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    2 Jun 2017

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    This series is super adorable, terrifying, hilarious, and makes my mommy instincts go bonkers sometimes. I loved it. The scenes between Bucky and Peter are spectacularly written.

  8. Rec 4

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    On April 9th, 1932, a muggle girl named Margaret Elizabeth Carter received an unexpected letter.

    …on her eleventh birthday, the witch who called herself Peggy Carter began making plans.

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    28 May 2017

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    Holy cow, why isn't this canon? Who do I need to write to? JKR? Stan Lee? Marvel or Bloomsbury? There should be a campaign. I'm going to need one of Peggy's buttons.

  9. Rec 22

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    There's a blue box standing at the corner of Privet Drive.

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    27 May 2017

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    This author seems to have great insight into words that sooth & heal both the readers and the characters.

  10. Rec 3

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    What would have happened if Henry was able to somehow prevent his own death?

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    27 May 2017

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    This is the fix-it story I was hoping for when it occurred to me to look up fanfic for The Time Traveler's Wife, which is one of the absolute greatest books ever written. This fic so perfectly captures the voices and pitch of the original book, that it soothes and overjoys me as if A.N. had written it herself.

  11. Rec 5

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    I grow old waiting for Henry.

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    27 May 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This is the best possible postscript I can imagine to one of my most favorite books.

  12. Rec 5

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    I grow old waiting for Henry.

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    27 May 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This is the best possible postscript I can imagine to one of my most favorite books.

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    Bucky is having some issues adjusting to the new world, but they aren't the ones Steve or anyone else expected.

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    26 May 2017

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    So awesomely funny!

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    There would have been no rescue for Mark, if NASA had not noticed he was still alive. Unless of course, a certain Big Hero noticed instead.

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    26 May 2017

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    If you like the fic "D.S.S Requirement," you'll love this.

    This mixing of Big Hero Six with the events of Andy Weir's "The Martian" is so natural, such a perfect melding of worlds, that I can't believe nobody else has done this.

    I've only watched the movie "Big Hero Six" once, and that was a year or two ago, so I'm not that familiar with that universe. You can therefore feel comfortable reading this fic even if you know nothing more about BH6 than what's available in an IMDb description.

    I pulled an all-nighter to read this captivating story, which is an idiotic thing to do at my age. But this story was so interesting, and its protagonist so dynamic and well-developed, that I couldn't detach my brain from this story. I love it.

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    Steve and Peggy have a reunion, a new job -- and a lot of very invested friends.

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    25 May 2017

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    This is one of the best possible imaginings I've encountered of what Happily Ever After might've looked like for Peggy & Steve.

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    Bucky was having a great time with Lizbet, until her dad got involved.

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    24 May 2017

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    A!though I adore historical novels, I'm typically not a fan of fanfic that includes Real persons. But then there is this. It has all the cheeky fun of a great historical novel, with a perfect conclusion, filled with hope, healing and purpose. I find myself wishing that this really were true for Bucky's sake.

    And, oh dear Heavens, I just now noticed the author's name. Of course I like this. Everything copperbadge writes is fantastic.

  17. Rec 23

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    She wears her blue suit on her wedding day.

    Peggy and Steve, after the war.

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    24 May 2017

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    I love the little ordinary moments which, here, feel so lush and ripe with significance and emotion.

  18. Rec 10

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    They are running, full tilt. The pound of her boots on the frozen turf makes Peggy’s teeth rattle and all she can hear over their footfall and heaving breathing is the crack of machine guns in the distance.

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    24 May 2017

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    This little insert is just pure fun. I could read more of The Adventures of Lilibet & Peggy all day.

  19. Rec 7

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    Someone opens the door and there he is.

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    24 May 2017

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    What a beautiful, emotionally vibrant scene! Peggy and Steve reunite in a modern world

  20. Rec 28

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    They are each absorbed in the latest report when they hear the sounds of the war ending.

     

    A little fix-it AU for roboticonography, who is having a bad day and whose work has made many a bad day here better.

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    Chapters:
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    Comments:
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    28
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    24 May 2017

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    So worth reading again and again. I love the scenes of them living to and beyond V-E day.

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