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    Runaway Wizard by Yanagi-wa

    Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

    This work isn't hosted on the Archive so this blurb might not be complete or accurate.

    8 Aug 2017

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    Harry finally gets tired of being mistreated by the Dursley's and his complaints ignored or dismissed by the faculty of Hogwarts so he runs away. He learns a lot on the streets and in the world he falls into.

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    8 Aug 2017

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    Runaway Wizard, by Yanagi-wa

    FF.net, 573,500 words

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    Harry‘s only aim has been to create a safe and happy life for his family, but his efforts are destroyed one spring afternoon. Harry meets new friends and old enemies, old friends and new enemies, whilst trying to find a path through a changing world.

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    3 Aug 2017

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    The listed pairing isn't one that appeals to me, and I'd never have started this if I hadn't just read the author's other HP fic. But it's quite an amazing story: rich, complex, intricately plotted, creative and imaginative, subtle and sophisticated portrayal and development of characters and relationships, suspenseful, moving, satisfying. I couldn't put it down.

    Fate Is a Four Letter Word, by Philo

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    Harry returns for his seventh year determined to change the status quo. A tale of romance, betrayal, initiative and derring-do!

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    31 Jul 2017

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this, despite not being much (or anything, really) of a Snarry fan - their relationship was my least favorite part, especially as it became a bit sappier (and as the misunderstandings began to feel repetitive), though I loved each character separately and liked the relationship as it began and faced initial obstacles. Much to my surprise, I just loved the H/D/N relationship, perhaps because it was so well developed and I loved each of those characters individually. Really the main ( and many minor) characters were all just fabulous in this story.

    The story itself had some interesting elements and was engaging for almost its entire length, though the resolution of the Voldemort plot - to which to entire story seemed to be building - kind of fizzled, and Harry's multiple life-threatening issues post-Voldemort were a little over the top melodramatic - enough with the new ways of damaging Harry already. The entire post-Voldemort section felt a bit overly drawn out and began to slightly drag for me, as it felt less well thought out plot-wise. I also found some of the magical aspects a bit poorly developed (what does a Healer do? How do you store magic in a compost bin?).

    But it's hard to complain with such great characters - among my very favorite versions of many (including Mage!Harry, Neville, Crabbe & Goyle, Draco, even this Hermione is one of my favorites ever) - character interaction, and character development; solid writing; and a world that drew me in and that I really want to return to. Definitely takes a place among my favorites.

    The Apple Tree, by Philo

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    Harry is 11 years old and looking forward to attending Hogwarts. Why, then, does he miss the Welcoming Feast?

    Would you like to listen to Nobody Cared? The very lovely ElegantButler has spent a great deal of time turning each chapter of Nobody Cared into a sound file. You can download the chapters, HERE.

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    26 Jul 2017

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    Enjoyable Severitus that I first read on ff.net. Nothing too exceptional, but nice treatment of Hermione and the Malfoys (also Remus), pretty well written if somewhat overly earnest and exposition-heavy. Features bad!Dumbledore. One big annoyance, which I remember from my initial reading and did not diminish on re-read: Harry especially, but also Draco and Hermione, are really infantilized, repeatedly referred to as "little boys" (and "girl") and with behavior to match, in general portrayed and acting more like 6-year-olds than the almost-adolescents they are. It throws me out of the story frequently - I forget for a moment whether I'm reading a first-year story or one of the many in which Harry is taken from the Dursleys young and grows up with Snape at Hogwarts.

    The author also obviously has a thing for demure women with hip-length hair.

    Nothing really new here, but stood out for me among the many indistinguishable Severituses out there.

    Nobody Cared, by etherian

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    Draco breaks a cup, and one thing leads to another. A story of redemption, tattoos, dreams, mistakes, green eyes, long conversations, and copious amounts of coffee.

    Set in New York twelve years after the war.

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    22 Jul 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    One of the best written fanfics I've ever read. In a class of its own, really. How is this not more widely known and recommended? Not your typical quick read instant gratification type fic, but just a masterful work, unfolding like a flower. I'm so glad I stumbled upon it.

    The Man Who Lived (sebastianL (felix_atticus))