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    In 1993, Gilderoy Lockhart points a stolen wand at Harry Potter and Ron Weasley with the intent to Obliviate them.

    The wand doesn't backfire. Gilderoy's "discovery" of the Chamber of Secrets is a short-term success.

    Other consequences are not short-term at all.

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    25 Jun 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This story was so frustrating! I am full of thoughts I have to write out for my own future reference. For the first half I thought I'd found a new favorite - interesting and unique premise, intelligently written, I found myself so engrossed. But then the second half...just devolved. After resolution of the Voldemort plot, the rest of the story (a very significant portion) lacked conflict or a plot arc and just meandered along; even worse, the premise that made the story so interesting to me was undone, and a deeply, deeply annoying and (to me) mary-sue feeling OC became a major character. Also, the tone of the story changed completely, with the characters becoming endlessly witty and kind of ironically happy in a stiff-upper-lip kind of way all the time, as if they had suddenly found themselves in a British comedy of manners. In the end I had to struggle to finish as it went on and on with no real point or plot, just various things happening that it seemed the author must have wanted to write about. To be fair, *if* the second half had had a plot of its own, it might have made a good (separate) story (see eg blamebrampton, who I love), as there is nothing wrong with a comedy of manners, and the author is definitely talented, but as part of a this story, it felt like something unnecessary tacked onto and disconnected from the first half. (I also was annoyed rather than charmed by the ambiguous relationship.)

    So in the end I was pretty disappointed. However - I loved the first half of the story so much, and I am so intrigued by the author (loved the strict adherence to POV, and definite talent for dialogue, and of course the really fascinating premise for the story - i wouldn't have minded if it had been developed even further, and definitely wish it hadn't been undermined later - and other interesting ideas developed in the story, which are hard to come by in this fandom!), that I am bookmarking anyway. I imagine that I will read this again but will simply stop after resolution of the Voldemort plotline, as to me that is where the story arc naturally ends, and I thought that made a complete, and really wonderful, story in itself.

  2. Public Bookmark *

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    The Yule Ball didn't go according to plan. An intrigued Draco follows a desolate Harry into a hidden room. Things will never be the same again. (An alternate take on Harry's fourth year).

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    Chapters:
    60/60
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    13 Jun 2017

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    Double Take, by kcstories

    Enjoyable, though not much depth given the subject matter. Starts with Harry suicide attempt (which is merely a plot device), extensive and kind of interesting manipulative!Dumbledore plot, probably more central to story than Voldemort.

  3. Public Bookmark 8

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    Draco and Harry share an unexpected solace from the demands of their worlds, building trust and the re-formation of an ancient bond.

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    5 Jun 2017

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    Music Is My Solace, by tessarwyn

    I think I had this bookmarked at The Hex Files

  4. Public Bookmark *

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    Draco comes into his veela nature early when his mate's life is in danger. Will their unique bond be enough to finally bring peace to the wizarding world?

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    3 Jun 2017

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    Being a Veela's Mate, by Chereche

    Had this bookmarked at ff.net so I could find it again, as I enjoyed aspects of it and it was a bit different than the typical H/D Veela's fic, though I wouldn't call it a true favorite.

  5. Public Bookmark *

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    Zacharias Smith writes a tell-all about the D.A. Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy are not happy about it.

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    Chapters:
    7/7
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    3 May 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    The Miseducation of Draco Malfoy, by magpie_fngrl