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    Harry’s always been known as The Boy Who Lived. Only Severus knows that this is a lie. (Or: a portrait of Severus Snape, in seven acts.)

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    07 Nov 2017

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    An interesting and humorous reinterpretation of Harry’s luck in surviving his trials in canon. It builds the world with concepts like the older model of time turner, Firenze’s history with Snape, and the different type of pensieve spells. The character development of Snape and Harry in the Fifth Year is surprising but makes sense. And the bit where Snape talks to the Ford Anglia had me laughing out loud for half a minute.

    I didn’t care much for the romance at the end, which isn’t my thing and which didn’t tie in very strongly to the rest of the story, but everything else was great.

  2. Public Bookmark 4

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    Theodore Nott, the other Slytherin in Harry's year. Who is this mysterious person who remains quietly in the background? Who are his friends? Whose side is he on? Does anyone know? Does he know?

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    23 Oct 2017

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    A sad and chilling look at two cold-hearted characters. It made me hope, before the end.

  3. Public Bookmark 23

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    Severus hadn't known there was a portrait of him in this universe. But once he knew, he had to see what it would say. Sequel to World in Pieces.

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    20 Oct 2017

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    Too short and plotless to be a good story, and the series it is part of is not that good either, having not enough conflict nor reason for the main characters to feel like they do so quickly. But this short story has some mildly enlightening exploration of what canon Severus’s character might be like inside.

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    In a world where Neville is the Boy-Who-Lived, Harry still grows up with the Dursleys, but he learns to be more private about what matters to him. When McGonagall comes to give him his letter, she also unwittingly gives Harry both a new quest and a new passion: Transfiguration. But while Harry deliberately hides his growing skills, Minerva worries more and more about the mysterious, brilliant student writing to her who may be venturing into dangerous magical territory.

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    05 Oct 2017

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    Another great story from Lomonaaeren, and it’s not even slash this time.

    Harry could be called OP in this story. But since we always see how much Harry suffered before getting to where he did, I don’t really mind.

    The world-building about transfiguration magic and specific Dark spells is great. The transfiguration spells and animal philosophy were creative. And all the characters seem their own people, with their own goals. Dumbledore is less sympathetic than in most stories, but still quite understandable. Snape’s thinking is different from usual too, but also very understandable. And the surprisingly easy way those characters’ problems are resolved gives greater insight into not just Harry’s character, but others’ from seeing their reactions.

    It was a hoot to see a Voldemort who I didn’t have to fear when he appeared in the scene, yet who was still scary enough to count as a villain who must be dealt with.

  5. Public Bookmark 32

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    Some scenes from an alternate version of Disney's Aladdin.

    What if people were good at wishing? The Genie's rules have holes you could drive a herd of camels through, but they don't have to. Aladdin and Jafar's wishes are shallow and limited, and lack the foresight that really effective wishing entails, but wouldn't a battle between effective wishers be much more interesting? And while we're at it, why does Jasmine have so little agency and basically act as a prize to be won in a battle between two men when literally the entire point of her narrative is that she's not that?

    Not exactly a complete fanfic, but enough of one that if you've seen the movie you can probably fill in the gaps yourself.

    Contains normative advice on the use and binding of Genies.

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    12 Aug 2017

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    The plot gets less interesting at the end, but the exploration of how to make wishes is cool.