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    03 Jun 2018

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    Some utterly beautiful writing, and unique and lovely characterization. An unusually gifted writer, who can convey amazing amounts with a few inspired images. On the other hand, also some sloppy editing that occasionally detracts, and definitely a bit rough in parts. I thought it lost focus and momentum in the third part and meandered a little; despite the very interesting cast of characters, I think less time devoted to their side stories, and continued tighter focus on the main characters as established in the first two parts, would have prevented this.

    But it is rare to encounter such a unique and unusual voice in fanfiction, and I’ve reread this series a few times now, always stopping to savor the author’s rare and awe-inspiring talent for...not exactly imagery, but metaphor, though it’s more than that: a sort of word synesthesia, using sensory descriptors to capture and convey complex concepts so simply and effectively. Two that spring to mind are the description of Fleur as “murder and gasoline,” and of Snape’s perception of Remus’s eyes as not gold but “the smell of pine and wild honey in the wind.” It makes these stories - especially, I think, the first two - a rare pleasure to read.

    The Secret Language of Plants, by Endrina
    (The Meaning of Mistletoe, The Meaning of Dandelions, The Meaning of Geranium)

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    In which Harry tries to ignore his trauma with fantasy Quidditch but Malfoy's Thereness™ is distracting and all his classmates want to talk about are unicorns, virginity, and Muggle music.

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    18 May 2018

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    Purity Control, by frnklymrshnkly

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    Chaos: when the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. One gene varies, one neuron fires, one butterfly flaps its wings, and Draco Malfoy's life is completely different. Draco has always found a certain comfort in chaos. Perhaps he shouldn't.

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    07 May 2018

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    Chaos Theory, by Tessa Crowley

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    Harry poses for a naked Auror calendar and Draco goes batshit crazy with lust.

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    21 Mar 2018

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    Not much to it, but cute and well done, especially Arthur, the Conjured Chick - a nice touch. I like the sequel too.

    The Full Monty, by magpie_fngrl

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    18 Mar 2018

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    I keep re-reading and not being able to decide whether to bookmark...there’s a lot about this that I absolutely love, and yet it’s oddly unsatisfying, possibly because it sort of takes place in a bubble, just over a few months, and is very tightly focused, so there’s no resolution of many looming important HP issues. Literarily this may be a strength, but from a fanfic perspective - since as a fan we know there’s so much else going on in this world that will affect these characters, all of which is actually heavily relevant in this story - it leaves me feeling as if this is just a prelude, and too much feels unresolved for me to be able to unreservedly love the story. Yet it’s very good. Great characters, Draco especially, and excellent nuanced and realistic approach toward the struggles of Slytherins and the conflict between H & D. And really, anything that stands up so well to re-reading deserves bookmarking.

    Bond, by AnnaFugazzi