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    James Jr wants a summer job; his Mum suggests he help out Uncle Perce.

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    18 Apr 2017

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    The Garden by Josan

    Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

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

    17 Apr 2017

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    Snape, against his will, needs to start a garden and turns out to be absolutely pants with plants. Things go (humourously wrong); Hagrid comes to the rescue.

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    17 Apr 2017

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    Non-Magic AU. Harry Potter was not sent to Hogwarts at age 11 as his parents intended. Instead, when an altercation with his uncle turns violent, he is sent to St. Brutus's Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys. But four years later, he has the opportunity to attend Hogwarts, where he learns to live a life he never thought possible for himself. H/D and a bit of mentor-Snape.

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    16 Apr 2017

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    Notes from 2009 Title: Incurable
    Author: warholhp
    Ship: HP/DM
    Archive: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=warholhp&keyword=hp+fic&filter=all
    Summary: Non-Magic AU. Harry Potter was not sent to Hogwarts at age 11 as his parents intended. Instead, when an altercation with his uncle turns violent, he is sent to St. Brutus's Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys. Four years later, he takes the opportunity to attend Hogwarts, where he learns to live a life he never thought possible for himself
    Mentor, Father Figure Snape, Non Magic, Living as/Like a Muggle, Muggle, AU, St Brutus’, School, Child, Childhood, Abuse, Abusive, Trial, Psychology, Therapy, Healing, Anger,

    Whilst not the biggest reader of Non-Magic AU my first thought when reading this was "Why have I not heard of this author before????!"

    I love this, it explores a Harry whose life experiences have been different, whose methods of coping with the angry, caged teenage atmosphere at St Brutus' leaves him open to mis-representation. A Harry who people think is much, much tougher than he really is, but don't get me wrong it's not just 'angry independent Harry', his character is deeply and complexly crafted looking inward and exploring a person so deeply that it's just...amazing...the amount of levels this story has.

  4. Public Bookmark 11

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    Severus Snape moves on.

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    16 Apr 2017

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    Notes from 2006

    Title: Gift Of Light
    Author: Josan
    Ship: SS/OMC HP/OFC OMC/OFC
    Archive: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=tales_of_josan&keyword=A+GIFT+OF+LIGHT+%28SS/OMC%29&filter=all
    Summary: First chapter is also a standalone. Severus Snape must learn to be a father, and to live in a world biased against him.
    Severus! Father, Prejudice, Werewolf/Werewolves, Art

    Josan is one of those few authors who can actually create BRILLIANT OCs who can even become main characters without having them sound trite. This happens here. The first chapter you might have read as the standalone Snape and Son but I like this version of 'what happened next' best. A woman arrives at Hogwarts to explain that she is dying and her son needs his father- who didn't know he existed. Oh, and another thing, her son is a born-werewolf. This contains a fascinating look at Werewolves- both born and made, werewolf family packs/clans, politics, art and the injustices of both at times and the greatness of both at others. It's lovely with a gripping plot lots of action and oh yes VERY HOT SLASHINESS.

    Read it. I encourage everyone to read it especially if they 'don't read OCs' because we've all had some terrible experiences with OCs and this will provide faith in them in a way so many other fics don't. Josan's characters are the gold shining amidst the dross of mary sues and gary stus.

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    When Harry defeats Voldemort, all those marked by Voldemort lose their magic. Snape decamps to the United States, where he becomes a fry cook in a diner. Five years after Voldemort's defeat, Harry comes to him for advice. AU, obviously, as Snape was still alive when I wrote this story.

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    16 Apr 2017

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    Title: Snape: The Home Fries Nazi
    Author: Pir8fancier
    Ship: HP/SS
    Archive: http://www.the-archive.net/viewstory.php?sid=3340
    Summary: When Voldemort dies, all the Death Eaters lose their magic. Snape decamps to the United States and works as a fry cook in a diner. Harry searches him out to ask for advice. Post War Post HBP
    Squib, No Magic, Magic Loss, Harry, Snape, Insanity/Mental Illness/Suicide/Suicidal, Prison, Ruffians, Waiter, Cook,

    An astonishingly good story and one of the very few I've ever found where the fact that it's set in the US doesn't come across as a weak ploy so that the author doesn't have to Britpick (which never makes any sense because after all if I suddenly went to America tomorrow I wouldn't suddenly be able to speak with an American accent or have the cultural knowledge etc). The story begins post-war. The summary is rather revealing of the plot, particularly when combined with my key words but yes- there were have it.

    And what's scary is it's relatively believable- Snape owning a greasy-spoon kind of place for a living!!!