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  1. Rec *

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    Tumblr Prompt from accio shitpost: "i wanna see a muggle who goes stealth among wizards purely by having a ridiculous aesthetic"

     

    A muggle moves to Ottery St Catchpole a few months after the Battle of Hogwarts, and there's a slight misunderstanding.

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    08 Jul 2019

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    Funny and interesting. Too bad the story is probably abandoned, but what is there is still worth reading – the unfinished plot isn’t as important as the character interactions, which we did see.

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    After escaping from Merope in London and fleeing back to Little Hangleton, Tom Riddle had thought he was free of witches. He wasn’t expecting yet another witch to turn up on his doorstep. This one seems different, but she too smells of Amortentia. Can he trust her when she tells him that she has brought him his baby from a London orphanage?

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    07 Jun 2019

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    There are only 12 chapters right now, but so far it is very creative and fun. The dramatic irony of what Hermione knows and the Riddles don’t, what the Riddles know and Hermione doesn’t, or what Riddle knows and Malfoy doesn’t and so on is at the right level – enough to make things funny without them being tragic. I am pleased that all the protagonists seem intelligent and are not merely being swept along in a Mary Sue’s wake. I also enjoy the worldbuilding of the 1920s, which is a rare setting, and of wizarding high society, which is portrayed as making much more sense to those in the culture than other fanfiction stories usually portray that society.

    Apparently Chapter 4 of this story is the only page on the internet to mention “flower slang” and “flower language” together. That shows impressive originality for a short but funny, very relatable joke.

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    It was Mrs. Figg who suspected first.

    She noticed many things, sitting on her side of her fence with her cats chasing butterflies and nuzzling her ankles, Mundungus and the other watchers dropping by for tea now and then.

    Mrs. Figg noticed that Petunia was a nosy bit of work with insecurities hanging from her every harsh angle. She noticed when Dudley learned the word MINE-- the whole neighborhood noticed that one. She noticed that Vernon glared at owls.

    She noticed that when Petunia gave Harry a truly horrendous haircut one year, it grew back in at a normal rate. Harry was uneven and weird-looking for ages, hiding under beanies when he could.

    When Mrs. Figg had Harry over for carefully miserable afternoons of babysitting, she noticed nothing moved that shouldn't. He didn't accidentally make flowers out of fallen leaves, or levitate anything during tantrums, or turn toys funny colors.

    Mrs. Figg called up her mother, interrupting the wizarding bridge game she was winning against the nursing home staff, and asked her how she had known, decades back, that her youngest daughter was a squib.

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    03 Jun 2019

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    Cool worldbuilding about squibs, but not as many changes as I had hoped.

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    When kids in the Slytherin Common Room tossed jeers at the pudgy feet of Millicent Bulstrode, Harry rose up to do something about it. This Harry, now one of Snape’s own, got fewer House points lost but many more detentions– it had never been the colors on his hem that Severus hated.

    This was not wishing Harry an easy path. This was not wishing the boy a warm House. This was Harry, three weeks in, sleep deprived and considering running away and going back to Privet Drive. This was Harry in the back of Potions class, blank-faced under Snape’s disdain the way he’d perfected under the Dursleys’s torments.

    When Quirrell shouted “troll in the dungeons, thought you ought to know,” and Harry overheard that there was a girl in the bathroom crying, he still ran off to make sure she got out okay. He hesitated first, at the back of the little pack of Slytherin first years (at the back so that no one could get behind him)– he hesitated.

    And Millicent Bulstrode, who could never quite keep her tummy tucked in enough, could never brush all the cat hair off her robes, never quite keep her temper in check, hesitated, too.

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    03 Jun 2019

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    I liked the depiction of how Harry’s group could form despite him being in Slytherin, and the difference with Draco’s parents and Peter. However, the plot wasn’t as different as I would have liked – I’m a fan of the butterfly effect. The post-battle ending also dragged on without much happening.

  5. Public Bookmark 71

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    Steven is dying, and both parts of him know it.

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    An introspective look at THAT scene from 'Change Your Mind'. Spoilers, obviously.

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    02 Jun 2019

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    Adds some insight to the scene in the first half, but the second half didn’t feel any different from the scene in the show.