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  1. 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.

  3. Public Bookmark 31

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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.

  4. Public Bookmark 3

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    A different way Death Note could have gone.

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    12 Aug 2017

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    A cool idea, though not fleshed out very much.

  5. Rec 8

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    Science fiction loosely based on the Qeng Ho from Vernor Vinge's "A Deepness in the Sky", about the question of what it's like to work on a ten thousand year old legacy code base.

    Mostly slice of life from the perspective of a programmer aboard an interstellar trading ship with little over-arching plot (though that may change over time).

    This is a mirror with the canonical version living on my blog, but it's probably much easier to read the archives here.

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    12 Aug 2017

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    An interesting science fiction exploration of programming, technology, and sociology in the future. I look forward to seeing where it goes.