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  1. Rec 8

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    Two sentient stellar beings, in close orbit around each other, exchanging plasma, in an epic romance that had taken millennia to consummate. One would envelope the other in a few million years, and then they would burst outward in a supernova, bringing their love to a spectacular end. Their light and their love would be ash, but not now, and not any time soon. Today, now, in the glory days of their love -- or so the Doctor described it -- their names swirled across their surfaces as sunspots, dots and whorls in the plasma. The written language of stars.

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    4 Dec 2016

  2. Rec 59

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    Harold and John begin a casual sex arrangement. It doesn't go particularly well.

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    2 Dec 2016

  3. Rec 23

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    Fairy tales, like Maisie said: the stories where the right people fall for the wrong ones.

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    8 Aug 2016

  4. Rec 8

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    "Jamie only has a few bits of scar in his single human heart, but he knows what it’s like for someone to never leave after they’ve gone."

    Set post-series for TTOI, probably best described as emotional-PWP, in which Twelve refers to Jamie MacDonald as "wrong Jamie" and Jamie thinks of Twelve as "Not-Malcolm." Originally posted to Tumblr but cleaned up slightly since then.

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    6 Aug 2016

  5. Rec 36

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    Clara remembers the Doctor is very alien, but it doesn't really matter too much. Post-Last Christmas.

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    4 Aug 2016

  6. Rec 9

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    A life like his, a life less ordinary, but with enough love that that didn’t matter. (AU where Danny is brought back to life after Last Christmas.)

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    4 Aug 2016

  7. Rec 78

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    After a relaxing trip to Peramus IV, Doctor gets a bit uncharacteristically handsy with Clara, and she's determined to figure out why.

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    20 Jun 2016

  8. Rec *

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    The engraving is a thin cursive font; elegant, but not pompous or flowery. Even in the light it's small, and John has to squint to see. It reads: Belonging to Harold R. Wren.

     

    John feels his mouth quirk up. 'Belonging to'. Not 'Property of'. It was the kind of distinction that Harold was always concerned with. Of course he'd have something engraved custom rather than put his name, even a false one, to a statement he didn't believe. Bear wasn't anyone's property. But he belonged somewhere. He belonged to someone.

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    12 Mar 2016

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Thoughtful, precise writing, excellent characterization, often lovely and insightful, with a touch of humor. Great voices, including Shaw's humorous cameos. Yearning, belonging, and Harold's willingness to give John anything within his power. The sort of writer who makes me look forward to the next thing they post.

  9. Rec 10

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    Hestia Jones discovers that, when one is cowering in a teeny cottage with the two people one hates most in the world, there is little or nothing to do but fall in love, wreck a marriage, and find happily-ever-after.
    Originally written for songquake in hp_beholder 2011.

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    19 Jan 2016

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Charming, sly, whimsical, humorous, intelligent, with room for a little poignancy. Hestia's POV is fantastic, and Petunia is re-conceived here. There's a unique quality to the voice that almost tips over into the surreal at times. (There are formatting errors in its transfer to AO3, so I'd recommend its original posting on HP Beholder here.)

  10. Rec 30

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    Numbers never lied.

    Vincent learned that at an early age, learned that numbers were the only things that didn't lie. Mothers lied, and fathers home from Azkaban, they lied a lot, and friends certainly lied. Numbers, though. Numbers never called him names, or sold him out to tall, cold men. Numbers were exactly what they claimed to be, and rather than manipulate him, Vincent could manipulate them. Numbers were cold, hard fact.

    Numbers were telling him to marry Harry Potter.

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    26 Dec 2015

  11. Rec 8

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    A drabble series focusing on Snape's life through the lens of the Seven Deadly Sins. Written for the first round of Snape_LDWS.

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    1 Nov 2015

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Brief and beautifully written overview of the main themes and tragedies of Snape's life. Vivid, compassionate, concise, with an especially keen commentary on his relationship with Dumbledore.

  12. Rec 42

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    When his son James is wounded, Harry goes to Severus Snape for help. Snape, of course, has a price. Harry pays it—and Snape finds himself paying his own price in worry, doubt, awe, and something very much like love.

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    15 May 2015

  13. Rec 66

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    The connection between Harry and Voldemort is stronger than anyone realized. It is decided; the boy must be watched.

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    13 May 2015

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    Painful and poetic. Prison fic. One of the best writers in fandom.

  14. Rec *

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    Snape sees the man, for the first time, on his twenty-fifth birthday.

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    12 May 2015

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    This fic broke me when I first read it. The writing is gorgeous, bruising, romantic to its bones, near-tragic but utterly on the side of life. It has time-travel, compassion, humor, the best young Severus ever, and a Harry to match. Mia's portrayal of the act of falling in love rips my heart to shreds. I don't often cry over fics, but I did over this one. It mends a lot of what the books left unhealed. Snarry fandom has produced some amazing fics over the years, but Rapture is in a class of its own.

  15. Rec 3

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    Six years after Lily's death, Severus has to let go all over again.

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    28 Jan 2015

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    A painful, disturbing, gorgeous story about Snape almost succumbing to addiction in order to dream that Lily is with him, and the agony of withdrawal that means he loses her again, this time irreparably.

  16. Rec 35

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    This is a very-decidedly AU POI fic that came out of a crack chat with a friend: what if Lionel Fusco was somebody's houseboy?

    There is a lot of power imbalance in this fic, as well as references to sexual acts done for purposes of survival in prison. While the prison stuff is not the focus of the fic, it is there, and it may not be to everyone's tastes. Read tags, know your comfort levels, blah blah blah.

    All of that said, this is actually meant as ridiculous crack-fic rather than a realistic exploration of things like the prison justice system or anything else, so take it with a grain of salt.

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    20 Jan 2015

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Funny, tense, fantastically voiced character study of Fusco and his struggle to get his life together after a stint in prison as Elias' buttboy. Also a Fusco-eyed view of Finch and Reese's peculiar relationship, which he sees as a fussy queer and his retired ninja boytoy. (If I have one nit to pick, it's that Finch seems too effeminate at times). At this point (chapter 22), no smut has happened and the relationship dynamics are so strained (for maximum reader pleasure) that it's hard to imagine the three of them ever reaching that point. But Fusco is such good, unimpressed, unsentimental, foul-mouthed company, and he's trying so hard for a second chance, and Dien is so excellent at getting inside his skin and persuading us to his point of view, that each chapter is a pleasure and I look at the sidebar cursor in dismay when it slips close to the bottom, because I don't want to stop reading. It started as crack!fic and has become something complex, thoughtful, and intriguing without ever losing the ability to poke fun.

  17. Rec 39

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    Two months after the Battle, Harry packs his bag and goes back in time to save Severus Snape. He plans to arrive a day early. Instead, he overshoots his target date by sixteen years.

    Written for Snarry-a-Thon 2012.

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    5 Jan 2015

  18. Rec 1

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    John Dawlish has spent his career in the shadows of the Ministry's greatest men. One of the only things they all have in common is that they never stay for long.


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    29 Dec 2014

    Bookmarker's Notes

    One of my favorite fics in HP fandom. Brilliant writing. Dawlish is a fascinating creation, cowardly, worshipful, and pitiable. The political implications vibrate all through this fic.

  19. Rec 17

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    It all began with the jam.

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    26 Dec 2014

  20. Rec 12

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    "This isn't so much an arrangement as it is...a state of affairs." A slice of life from Severus's first year teaching.

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    18 Dec 2014

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