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    In which Harry would like nothing more than to become a world-renowned herpetologist, and he won't let a little thing like the existence of magic get in his way. If that means attending a school called Hogwarts—and really, how is he supposed to frame that on his college applications—then so be it.

    (Stay tuned for December! I’m making this my 2021 Nanowrimo project and this time I mean it)

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    • 27 Jan 2021

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      ”That’s a rather unique skill,” she said slowly. “What do the snakes tell you?”

      “Lots of stuff,” Harry said cautiously. Unique wasn’t a good thing, in his experience. “They complain about the weather. They talk about good places to lay in the sun.”

      She appeared to relax slightly, which was a relief. “You don’t use them to spy on people?”

      “What does a snake want to spy on people for?” Harry asked. “They have better things to do.” And so, quite frankly, did Harry. People were all very well—except when they weren’t, which was usually—but they had nothing on snakes.

      This is a lovely fic, although it isn’t very far along. Had an extremely charming tone and highly amusing and fun character interactions. Harry is such a good kid and Remus is trying his best to be a good parent despite being entirely out of his depth.

      8.25/10

      (Speaking with Serpents by heliantheae)

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    Ed has gone missing while on a research trip. Lucky for him, Winry installed a tracking device in his leg automail after Promised Day and decides to go looking for him. On her quest, she stumbles upon Wizard London.

    Set during the summer before Harry’s fifth year (a few weeks before the dementor attack), and after FMAB.

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    • 16 Jan 2021

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      At the meeting, the wizards explained that Voldemort’s side of the war were racists and wanted to commit genocide, and Winry was firmly against that. This meant that once she freed Ed, he was probably going to want to get involved in the fight. And Mustang’s people, who would be arriving in a few hours or so, would also want to fight.

      So, to prevent any of that, Winry came to the conclusion that she needed to take down Voldemort and his fighters while she rescued Ed. A one-and-done type mission. Two birds with one stone. Two bolts with one wrench.

      She felt the wrench in her pocket. She had a larger one back in her room at the Leaky Cauldron. It was a gift from Ed and Al, transmuted with a solid, heavy core and a skin of a rainbow of metals. It was the first thing they had made together after coming home from the Promised Day. They made her promise not to use it against them except for dire reasons.

      She can use it against evil wizards any day, though.

      This story is unbelievably entertaining and fun. Winry is such a charming narrator and she embodies a “do no harm but take no shit” attitude. Her interface with the wizarding world is so fun to read about every step of the way, from Snape surprising her with his own amputated arm to her smacking Voldemort around with a wrench. The little page breaks were so cute as well.

      9.5/10

      (Winry Rockwell and the Wizard Rebels by LizzieJean)

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    Aizawa Shouta was tired.

    Crouched on the edge of the roof as he was, he observed the streets below him silently. He was coming to the end of his patrol, and if everything remained as it was, he'd be able to catch a decent nap before having to report in to the school for another round of proctoring.

    Which, of course, is when he saw the kid being chased down the alley.

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    Or Izuku is your average 21st-century kid. Being sucked through a time-traveling portal and dropped in the middle of a fantasy world with supervillains was not his idea for a good start to the new school year. Good thing he has everyone's favorite underground hero keeping an eye on him. With a hero by his side, how much trouble could he possibly get into while trying to find his way back home?

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      “Midoriya-kun,” Tsukauchi leaned in, his tone gentling further, “we’ve been able to confirm that a time-warping quirk was used to transport you from the 21st century -- the time that you were living in -- into the current 23rd century. The investigation is still open, and at this point, we are left with more questions than answers. But if there is anything I can clear up for you, please don’t hesitate to ask me.”

      Izuku blinked. And blinked again. “Are...are you telling me that I was actually kidnapped to the future? ”

      The detective met Izuku’s disbelieving stare with an unwavering one of his own. “That is exactly what I’m telling you, Midoriya-kun.”

      A laugh bubbled up through Izuku’s chest and escaped; first one, and then another. And suddenly he couldn’t stop. Leaning over, his hands gripped his hair as he stared wide-eyed and unseeing at his lap. The future? What even was his life anymore?

      Abruptly, his laughter cut off as he came to a realization. “My mom is going to be so mad.”

      I am so glad I got around to reading this because it’s excellent. It features a Midoriya from the 21st century getting through life in a time so different that it may as well be a different universe. He’s in gen ed but keeps stumbling into heroic situations and Bakugo and All Might are hilariously both convinced that Izuku MUST be a hero student while Dadzawa grumbles and glares in the background. Izuku has no idea what he’s doing and is incredibly out of his depth but he has a backbone because he didn’t have it all beaten out of him like in canon.

      “It’s ok, Midoriya-chan,” Tsuyu soothed with a hand to his shoulder as the mountain of a man took off with a burst of air to face the Nomu. “It’s only All Might, kero .”

      “You know that guy?” Izuku demanded.

      “YOU DON’T ?!” Mineta shrieked.

      9.5/10

      (Skip by GrumpySunshine)

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    Midoriya Izuku has a lightsaber. He also has blasters, healing potions, a bag of holding, a compass that can point him to anything he truly desires, a sword that will give him luck to rival Domino, a time turner, an excess of glitter, and a Swiss army knife. He has the ability to manifest items and object from the stories held within the pages of books.

    That includes things like the One Ring.

    Which he accidentally pulls out of a book, and cannot put back, because it won't let him.

    Gods, the universe hates him, apparently.

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      “I have to discover the new element from Iron Man 2 for aesthetics,” Izuku complained.

      “Have you considered worrying about the aesthetics of dirty laundry all over your room before the aesthetics of a Nobel Peace Prize next to your week old socks?”

      “Mom, please, I’m in a crisis.”

      Izuku kind of wished he wasn’t so smart. He wished Gremlin hadn’t affected him to the point where he could look at someone and see just a hint of what they really wanted. This entire quirk had altered his body, altered his mind, altered the way he interacted with the world, and Izuku had let it. Every fucking day he stepped just a little too closer to learning too much, growing just a bit too much, not fitting the body he was in ever so slightly.

      This fic is the very definition of Crack taken seriously and I have never read a fic that embodied it so thoroughly. It blends the cracktastic nature of the concept brilliantly with the emotional weight of Izuku’s situation. Izuku is a little chaos gremlin accompanied by literal chaos gremlin Gremlin.

      I did find it to be a little more AU and insular than I generally go for (with Snipe being Izuku’s uncle, Ms. Joke working at UA, Shindo Yo, etc) but it’s all pretty well developed and I’m exited to see what Shindo’s character becomes in the future. I thought the idea of how UA structured classes 1A and 1B to be a fascinating headcanon especially within the context of Monoma. Overall a really well done fic that’s filled with layers of pop culture references that I don’t get but remains engaging and fun while still giving credence to emotional weight.

      9.5/10

      (book’s haunted by sensibleshroom)

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    Midoriya Izuku was going to be a quirkless hero.

    Until he met All Might.

    Then he decided to be a more or less quirkless hero.

     

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    One for All is sentient, stubborn, and an asshole. Izuku just wants to be a hero who saves as many people as possible, but having a vaguely homicidal and moderately sadistic quirk given to him isn't exactly helping most of the time. At least - between the quirk, the mad scientist, a purple panda, and a set of clothes - he isn't lonely anymore.

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    Harry makes three rules to survive fourth year: 1) watch the new DADA professor like a hawk, 2) suspect all animals of being animagi, and 3) avoid Cedric Diggory at all costs. Shame Diggory didn't get the memo.

    For a tumblr prompt by johnlocked-starkid: maybe a Harry/Cedric thing where the Triwizard Cup isn’t a portkey and Voldemort doesn’t happen, and instead they just win together and are happy and celebrate together. (bonus points for shy confessions of a crush from one or the other)

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      “Right…” Hermione murmurs, “we should probably keep him away from Diggory to prevent any accidents. At least until Diggory gets better at flirting.”

      “He should get better at not indirectly hurting my mate,” Ron mutters.

      “He’s not flirting! And he’s not trying to hurt me either.”

      “I said indirectly.”

      “I never said he was good at the flirting.”

      I’ve apparently had this bookmarked for awhile so I had already read it but I had completely forgotten about it but I’m kind of glad I got to experience it for the first time twice. This fic is like a breath of fresh air, it’s so completely entertaining and adorable and every part of it is wonderful.

      9/10

      (Paranoia and Puns by You_Light_The_Sky)

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    Chris suggests Viktor pretend to be cosplaying himself. Yuuri is judging the Viktor cosplay contest. They hit it off, and there's just one problem.

    Yuuri hasn't quite figured out that this cosplayer is the real deal.

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      As the second batch of Viktors line up for appraisal, Yuuri regrets everything that led up to this. Accidentally rambling about Viktor for twenty minutes during an interview when he was sixteen. Joining all those figure skating forums under fake usernames. Drinking. Letting himself be talking into entering the trivia contest run by the official Nikiforov Fan Society. Being born.

      But it’s too late; here he is, a judge at a cosplay contest, a sea of Viktor imitators before him. He’s sitting between Lilia Baranovskaya and Dee Brown; Dee is a famous cosplayer and costume designer, Lilia is like Minako but evil. She’d looked at him like she was itching to correct his posture. Yuuri is trying not to make eye contact.

      This morning (March 17 2021) I found myself thinking about this fic while brushing my teeth despite not having read it for awhile and never having been super into the Yuri!!! on Ice fandom — that should tell you a bit about how good it is. Completely and totally hilarious from start to finish with stellar character dynamics centered around one of my favorite tropes: identity porn.

      9/10

      (the best imitation of yourself by seventhstar)

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    “Go, Mob, melt it!” screeches Reigen, and Mob extends his hand, already coated with the swirling blue discs of his aura. Only-

    Only he can’t exorcise the spirit, because there isn’t one, and the boy is staring at him with wide blue eyes. His hand is glowing the same yellow as the basket.

    (in which Teruki meets Mob much, much earlier.)

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      An amazing fanfic with stellar characterisations across the board. Hilarious and very tonally similar to the original. Lots of clever pithy phrases. Perfectly captures Teru’s attitude, Mob’s awkwardness, Ritsu’s grumpiness, and Reigen’s role as a responsible adult. All of the characterisations were good but Reigen in particular was masterfully characterised. Fantastic writing brings this story alive in a way that a lot of Fanfiction lack.

      10/10

      (Butterfly Effect by Frecklefrog)

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    The first time Mycroft meets Arthur Kirkland is at university.

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    Normal people didn't have to worry about this sort of thing when they go on a holiday. They worry about things like losing their luggage, catching a cab or something similar. Not alien invasions. Harry, however, had never been normal. Then again, neither were these guys. One-shot.

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    Harry Potter had never really managed a normal, peaceful Halloween, so he really shouldn't have been surprised when he was suddenly displaced from the grocery store and found himself in front of a maniacally cackling man in a very dramatic outfit.

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    “So, why are we going to … Little Whinging? How is there even a town named Little Whinging? Is it next to Greater Whinging? Part of Blubbering County? Bisected by the Distraught River, perhaps? Ridiculous.”

    John just sighed. “We’re going because Lestrade asked us. He said this was right up your alley—a classic locked room mystery, clearly a murder, but with absolutely no clues or evidence left behind, not to mention an undetermined cause of death. Victim's name is Vernon Dursley."

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    It's no small thing to save a life, but losing one can shape you beyond imagining. The day Obito had his first brush with death was the day another part of Obito woke up. And What should have been, took three steps to the left. In typical Potter fashion. Harry Potter made a decision and Uchiha Obito has to live with it, whether he likes it or not.

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    When Uzumaki Naruto breathed his last, he didn’t expect to wake up in the world of the living again. He was old, and tired, and so, so ready to move on. And, well...he wanted to see his wife again, dammit.

    But, of course, that wasn't what happened.

    Why? Naruto screamed at the powers-that-loved-to-fuck-with-his-life-and-now-his-afterlife-too, with tears streaking down his cheeks, feeling cold, weak, hungry, and utterly disgusted.

    Because you’re everybody’s bitch, Kurama, helpfully, supplied.

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    Tsuna and his guardians died in a blaze of glory. Then they woke up, slowly, one at a time, in a different world that was the same in all the ways that really mattered.
    Or the one where Tsuna and his guardians are reincarnated into the class below the Konoha rookie nine.

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    In which both Albus Dumbledore and Clow Reed would have done well to remember that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in any philosophy... or predicted by the most imprecise branch of magic...

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    Matilda turns hacker, impresses Tony Stark, and fails to be swayed by Charles Xavier.

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    Harry Potter’s life reached its end, turned to dusk and Sawada Tsunayoshi’s life has yet to begin. A Sky from Dusk to Dawn. Harry reincarnated as Tsuna.

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    In 1991, Harry Potter begins his time at Stonewall High, unaware that he is anything more than a boy prone to freakish accidents.

    When he turns fourteen, he will receive a letter that will change his life. He will learn he is Harry Potter, and be invited into a world where belonging is his birthright. Until then, he stumbles on, two steps forward and one step back, out of the cupboard and into the life he was never meant to have.

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      Harry rolled his eyes. “You’re not the type,” he muttered.

      “Excuse me?”

      Thunder.

      This wasn’t wise. But there was something about this man that urged him to speak anyways. Sometimes Harry had felt that way around Sam and let things slip, things he normally would have kept to himself, but that was because he liked Sam. Trusted her. Dumbledore… not so much.

      “To do something,” he clarified. “You’re the type who sits back and waits for someone else to act. You’ll act against someone, but you’d never make the first move.”

      He did manage to hold back the last bit of that thought— you’d make a terrible parent— because he didn’t know Dumbledore’s family situation, really, and what did Harry know about parenting, anyway, and because Harry finally understood what Sam had meant, when she had said that Will didn’t care. Here was a man professing that he wanted to keep Harry safe, that he was horrified at how the Dursleys had treated him, but he wasn’t offering to take Harry away this very night. To keep him safe from the people that really put him in danger. It was all just words. Less useful than money he couldn’t reach. More ephemeral than paper and ink in the rain.

      One of my favourite explorations of Harry’s treatment by the Dursleys. Fabulous characterisation across the board but the portrayals of Harry and Dumbledore we’re particularly well done. Touches brilliantly on Harry’s mistreatment at the hands of the Dursleys. Stellar depiction of Dumbledore’s negligence without making him out to be malicious.

      10/10

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    Instead of letting Vernon in on her sister's little secret, Petunia worked diligently to keep magic as nothing more than a fairytale. However, when she dies unexpectedly, leaving her husband a widower shortly before that fateful Halloween night, Vernon doesn't know what he's getting himself into when he takes Harry into his home.

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