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  1. Public Bookmark 16

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    This is a detailed analysis of every place where Bellatrix Lestrange appears in the canon book series.

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    15 Sep 2020

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    It’s not a story, and not very entertaining… but as an essay for helping readers and writers better understand the character of Bellatrix Lestrange (née Bellatrix Black) better, it is quite useful. I haven’t finished reading this yet, but it is well on its way to convincing me that Bellatrix isn’t the blindly-devoted, cackling madwoman I thought she was.

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    Minerva needs help delivering another letter to #4 Privet Drive. At forty, Dudley is not at all what Harry expects. A long overdue conversation ensues. DH cannon compliant, but probably not the way you think. Prologue to "Snape's Memories".

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    10 Sep 2020

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    Already favorited on FanFiction.Net.

  3. Public Bookmark *

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    2. Once, over the course of two memorable weeks, an escaped Chizpurfle wreaked havoc inside the castle.

    “A what?” Ron whispered, when it was announced at dinner.

    “A Chizpurfle,” Hermione hissed back. “Newt Scamander wrote about them in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. They’re small crab-like parasites that feed off larger creatures like Augureys and Crups, but they’re also attracted to leftover potions and objects with high magical concentrations.”

    “My mam told me about them,” Seamus Finnigan said darkly. “She said once when I was little, we had a Chizpurfle infestation in our house. Turns out they were after her wand and some of the rare spellbooks she kept in the attic.”

    “They eat wands?” Harry asked, horrified.

    “Yeah. Mam told the neighbors it was rats. Had to live with my uncle Angus for three weeks, while the Ministry pest control cleaned ‘em all out.”

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    09 Aug 2020

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    I found most of these vignettes meh, but part 4 was funny and used Hermione’s character well.

  4. Rec 1

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    After a diplomatic mission, a strange ailment slowly creeps through the crew of the Enterprise. Is it just an innocuous malady - or is it something far more insidious and dangerous for the whole Federation?

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    02 Jul 2020

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    Sad, but nonetheless enjoyable. It has a similar theme to the author’s other story The Killing Goku Maximizer, but it’s different enough to provide a unique perspective. The moral of this story could conceivably be useful someday.

  5. Public Bookmark 2

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    During the years I have recounted a great number of the cases in which my dear friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, was involved, often with some modest contribution by yours truly. [...] None, however, can be said to have ever been as terrifying to us as the one I am about to tell you; and none opened our eyes to a deeper abyss of dark possibilities...

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    02 Jul 2020

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    The FanFiction.Net version is already in my semi-favorites.

  6. Rec 1

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    Christmas is coming to Hogwarts! It is a time for cheer, for joy, for presents - and to Hermione Granger, a time for discovering horrible, dark secrets...

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    02 Jul 2020

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    A funny theory that makes a surprising amount of sense. I like the ambiguous ending.

  7. Rec 3

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    Having defeated Aizen, Ichigo finds himself confronting a far more insidious opponent - a philosophical dilemma.

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    02 Jul 2020

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    This story has some cool twists, and everyone’s characterization seems plausible. Already favorited on FanFiction.Net.

  8. Rec 4

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    What if Krillin and Trunks had not destroyed Dr. Gero's lab? Well, you would get what happens when a superintelligent computer able to perform its own research and develop lethal new weapons is unleashed on the world with a single purpose: killing Goku...

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    02 Jul 2020

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    Already favorited on FanFiction.Net. I don’t remember specifically what I liked about it when I favorited it, but rereading the very end of the story now, I find it funny and insightful.

  9. Rec 26

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    A "rational" Dragon Ball fanfiction. When Goku was a child, falling and hitting his head erased his memory and completely changed his life. What would have happened if instead of making him forget, that incident had made him much smarter than he was? Meet a new Goku - who's much more clever, has a taste for philosophy, and a bit of a dark side...

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    02 Jul 2020

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    Already favorited on FanFiction.Net. The story is incomplete, but so far it’s great. I liked the ultimate result of Bulma’s optimized wish – I hadn’t thought of that aspect. Also, the horror arc with Yamcha and his friend (ending in Chapter 16) was thrilling and so memorable. I appreciate that all the characters involved used their wits to the utmost, so all victories were hard-earned.

  10. Rec 1

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    The Infinity Stones are gathered. Power is in the hands of Thanos - all of it. Power to save the Universe, or destroy it. What will he do?

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    02 Jul 2020

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    A funny insight about a way Thanos could fix a flaw in his plan (disclaimer: my only understanding of Thanos’s plan comes from pop culture references). Already favorited on FanFiction.Net.

  11. Rec 36

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    Papyrus doesn’t believe in the surface.

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    02 Jul 2020

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    A thought-provoking reflection on monster culture. The explained relation between Undertale and the Allegory of the Cave makes a lot of sense.

  12. Public Bookmark 11

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    I could play the game again.

    But I don't, because I love it.

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    02 Jul 2020

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    A relatable, accurate reflection on Undertale. The only flaw is that its ideas aren’t much different from the ideas communicated by the end of the game itself.

  13. Public Bookmark 34

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    Presque Vu (n.): Failure to remember something, with the sense that recall is imminent.

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    Gift fic for Rehlia based on These Are Our Days ch. 92 & 93

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    01 Jul 2020

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    A very fitting interlude for after These are our Days chapter 92. It supports that story well. However, this story lacks a real conclusion—it only works as an interlude.

    I appreciated that the characters of Undyne and Papyrus were true to canon (by which I mean These are our Days, not Undertale). However, Sans felt off. It’s justifiable because of Sans’s emotions, but it still made the story kind of boring to read at the end.

  14. Public Bookmark *

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    Two days ago, you said goodbye to your best friend. Yesterday, you lost your job with no prior notice. And then today, you had a fight with your mom. So that’s your day today. Lonely, fighting with your mom, jobless. Perfect Day for a drink or two, right? What's that on TV about monsters?

    You didn't expect the monsters to accept that application for a social media job you sent them while you were drunk. Now you've suddenly moved to Ebott and spend your days hanging out with monsters, documenting your weird new life, and marvelling at how different monsters and humans can be - and how similar.

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    01 Jul 2020

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    This story had good worldbuilding that makes every aspect of canon make sense: encounters, souls, Gaster, Chara, and more. It went deep into the monster government, how they celebrate festivals, and aspects of monster culture like crystals on the cave ceiling being thought of as a substitute for stars. And its inventions, such as soul sex and the void, added a lot of depth too. The only invention of magic I didn’t like was the one introduced at the end of the chapter 119 (the second-to-last chapter) – I couldn’t really imagine why that would be the effect of what happened.

    The Undertale characters were charmingly true to canon. I especially liked Papyrus’s friendliness and optimism. I also liked to see the main character’s reactions as they gradually learned about the darker aspects of canon, and that their job as social media manager was never forgotten about as an excuse to let them hang out with the cast. Some of the human side characters were regrettably not fleshed out, though – it wasn’t totally believable that Shawn, a random soldier “you” were introduced to, turned out to be on “your” side so much and also was the head soldier.

    I couldn’t empathize with the main character’s physical attraction to Sans. (Part of that was the main character, “you”, being female.) So the frequent sex and soul intimacy scenes were kind of boring to read through. I am glad I paid attention to the mechanics in the first few such scenes, though, because as the author warned, the mechanics become plot-relevant later on.

    I also felt thought it a little unreal that though many characters struggled with emotional problems, for example feeling a lack of control over the future, no character in a relationship struggled with love, especially the main character. Every character who discussed their relationship has apparently found their soul mate and had no significant relationship issues – both parties in the relationship were able to broadcast feelings of pure love to each other with never a hint of doubt marring it. I know it’s explained in some cases by monsters being creatures of hope, but it still felt too good to be true.

    Anyway, despite the main character’s plot not always feeling satisfying, and despite one plot thread not being resolved (the special Gyftrot gift), I would recommend this to any fan of the Undertale characters who wants to see them again and also get insight into the Undertale world—as long as you can push through the long, weird sex scenes later in the story.

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    A fight with the Crystal Gems has left Peridot cracked within an inch of her life. Trapped on Earth, with no one and no way to get home, Peridot's all but given up hope. But she doesn't know the lengths Steven is willing to go to in order to keep her alive.

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    27 Jun 2020

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    The plot was concluded satisfyingly and the characters, though not totally canon-compatible. were self-consistent.

    As for problems, many times I had trouble picturing the scene. Part of it was probably me being tired, but I also think the story could describe where characters are and what they are doing better. The story also had many small formatting errors and a few grammar errors that were distracting. My final problem was that I didn’t find the fusion in title (Tourmaline) believable until it was justified in a flashback near the end of the story. I could have engaged with the story more if that justification was given at the actual time of the fusion.

  16. Rec *

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    Connie is offered a full ride through college if she takes a break. Steven confesses going on a solo road trip at seventeen after a full mental breakdown wasn't quite therapist approved. What follows is a full year of travel, self-discovery, and working through the traumatic parts of their childhoods.

    Now with an ever-expanding library of fanart! Thank you so much!

    THE FIRST 22 CHAPTERS ARE THE STORY - everything that follows are omakes and bonus content.

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    26 Jun 2020

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    A cute story about acknowledging and overcoming trauma and building healthier relationships. It managed to have a light plot too about Connie and Steven’s career desires. The premise of Connie being requested to take a gap year by a Dean of Admissions was a bit unrealistic but it didn’t harm the story.

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    Connie Swap is a completed fanfic with Connie as the gem hybrid trying to live up to the expectations put on her by her guardians (Peridot, Lapis, and Jasper), her dad (Doug), and the long shadow cast by her mom (Citrine). Connie's adventure begins with Episode 1: Gem Glow and it quickly diverges from there.

    Connie Swap draws inspiration from the show but it reinterprets as it goes: Connie is a very different protagonist than Steven and these are very different Crystal Gems. Each episode contains original art and several contain original songs.

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    21 Jun 2020

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    Connie Swap was a great series to read. Though it is long, it managed to stay interesting and keep me guessing where the plot would go. I’m glad it’s complete – the author’s notes at the end summarize a potential sequel, but I don’t think that sequel needs to exist for the series to have closure. This series had plenty of fun moments as well as some interesting things to say about relationships and the morality of killing.

  18. Rec 4

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    No more waiting, no more distractions. Rose is on the warpath and she's bringing a very thorny end to the year and anyone who gets in her way.

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    19/19
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    21 Jun 2020

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    The last story of the series Connie Swap. It was a great series, and as of the end of this episode the important problems have been resolved. I feel like there are many plot threads, some big and many little, still to be resolved, but hopefully the sequel Connie Swap Future will address them. Overall this series had plenty of fun moments and cool worldbuilding as well as some interesting things to say about relationships and the morality of killing.

  19. Rec 3

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    P2 has agreed to help the Crystal Gems with their unorthodox solution to the Cluster. Bubbles are burst, and not just three yellow ones.

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    11/11
    Comments:
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    21 Jun 2020

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    A good episode of Connie Swap with a lot of exciting revelations. The Diamond Daze chapters felt slow, but the rest were thrilling. There is still more to come in the story, but I will label this story a Favorite since a lot is resolved here.

  20. Public Bookmark 3

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    The Cluster must be stopped, but first it must be reached and studied. Meanwhile P2 and Amethyst are still at large with goals of their own, the most urgent of which is finding a way off this doomed planet. And to top it off, it's Harvest Festival and the Beach City evacuees are returning home. Everyone and everything is coming back for the holidays, including the errors of the past.

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    Chapters:
    13/13
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    20 Jun 2020

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    Another good episode of Connie Swap that leaves the series incomplete

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