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    7 Aug 2017

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    I adore this series that brings Harry into the Avengers 'verse just when he's needed the most.

  2. Rec 71

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    As they ran down the hall, Steve said, "You picked up a girl. As a POW."

    "What's that thing your mom used to say? God looks after drunks and good Irish boys."

    "Unbelievable," he muttered.

    Series
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    Chapters:
    14/14
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    23 Jul 2017

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  3. Rec 4

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    During the long journey back to earth, Mark and Mindy trade journals and emails.

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    22 Jul 2017

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    I love this exchange of emails between Mark and Mindy. It perfectly captures their personalities and similarities (smart-alec-ness + vulnerabilities).

  4. Rec 16

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    There is only one scenario the Ares IV crew, impeccably trained over the course of three years, was not prepared for. It takes four years for NASA to learn of the mistake they made when they pronounced Mark Watney dead on Sol 6.

    But that wasn’t what was astonishing- oh no, that was the faded lettering on his EVA suit, the once bright colours of the American flag on his shoulder, and most of all the dulled name: Watney.

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    22 Jul 2017

  5. Rec 10

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    The crew pokes fun at Mark for being in an underarmor ad.

    Then they're not laughing anymore.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    3
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    10
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    17 Jul 2017

  6. Rec 4

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    Pathfinder was a bust, and Mark never makes contact. Just a short little vignette examining that prompt.

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    1/1
    Comments:
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    17 Jul 2017

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    Oh sure, reunion results in happiness, kittens, and rainbows, because that's definitely how life goes when you've just spent 70 years as a tool of villainy. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

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    Chapters:
    48/?
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    13 Jul 2017

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    Thought-provoking, character-driven, methodical & excellent writing technique, captivating plot, utterly addictive, and worth every second of my attention. I hope this tale goes on forever.

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    Padme lives. She runs.

    --

    Leia is growing in fits and spurts, eating greedily and crying loudly. She stays in a sling on Padme’s chest when they move, Luke held snug in a sling around Obi Wan’s. Luke gets a whole head of thick brown hair while Leia’s is still patchy and bald, but he never matches his sister’s powerful lungs.

    When Padme had been sitting in her high senatorial apartment on Corsucant, holding Anakin’s sweaty hand, she had never imagined she’d be murmuring desperately soothing noises to her fussy daughter while she shot around a corner at stormtroopers, while R2D2 meddles with a ship’s blast doors behind her.

    Luke starts teething on a hot jungle planet where they hunker down for three weeks, sleeping in an abandoned old temple and catching the local wildlife for dinner. Leia takes her first steps in the belly of a Corellian freighter they’ve stowed away on. She wobbles between Padme’s outstretched hands and Obi Wan’s knees and boxes of smuggled luxuries. When she falls down, Obi Wan surges forward, heart in his throat, but Leia laughs.

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    4 Jul 2017

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    One of the only Star Wars fics I've read, and well worth the exploration thereof. Really intriguing concept.

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    In those halls, they faced down Death Eaters under the guise of teaching robes. They faced them with raised wands, raised fists, or just raised chins, these children who kept telling stories in the dark about Harry Potter, who was going to save them.

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    4 Jul 2017

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    I've read this several times, because it does an great job of showing everything we missed at Hogwarts during Deathly Hallows – the source of those scars and that unity and all of the rage that Harry finds awaiting him at Hogwarts. This story is inspiring and thrilling and depressing in all the right places.

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    Let’s talk about a Susan who never moved on, who buried her family in English soil and spent the rest of her life trying to find her way home. She did not believe lions were kind, but she always remembered a bow in her schoolgirl hands.

    She looked in every old wardrobe she came across. It was casual, everyday– the first day in a new lecture hall, she checked the back of the coat closet. Friends had her over for Christmas dinner and she excused herself to go the bathroom, checked every cabinet and closet, and then headed back in for pudding. She went home with a cute boy she met in a smoky little pub and she checked his wardrobe before she headed home the next morning, heels in hand.

    She also went to college, got a political science degree she had to fight for. She got a byline in the local paper, a few ladies’ magazines, then a larger regional publication.

    She had mimosa brunches with friends. She read detective novels, never touched fantasy, and finally one day she stepped through an old stone archway barely thinking about it and–-

    She was standing in a treeless plain, all yellow grass and blue blue skies.

     

    (Susan Pevensie goes to Middle Earth)

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    4 Jul 2017

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    I love those rare, few Narnian fics that are so profoundly good that it feels like they are a natural extension of C.S. Lewis' world. This beautiful tale feels like something that Lewis might have dreamed up, sharp and sweet, after an Inklings meeting, to tell us how Susan healed after the missed events of The Last Battle.

  11. 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~

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    3
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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.

    Series
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    Chapters:
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    Comments:
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    Kudos:
    1971
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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.

  13. Rec *

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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."

    Series
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    Chapters:
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    Comments:
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    Bookmarks:
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    6 Jun 2017

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    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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    Comments:
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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.

    Series
    Language:
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    Words:
    36,525
    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
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    Bookmarks:
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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

    Series
    Language:
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    Chapters:
    15/15
    Comments:
    242
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    1443
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    25146

    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.

  18. Rec 8

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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.

    Language:
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    8
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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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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