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Title: To Find a Safe Place
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Gen
Rating: G
Characters: Remus Lupin, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey
Word Count: 977
Summary: Remus is sure that he shouldn't be at Hogwarts. Written for Martine of Ravenclaw over at [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsishome.

to find a safe place )

Title: I'll Be Home for Christmas
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Gen
Rating: G
Characters: Sirius Black, Lily Potter, Harry Potter, James Potter
Word Count: 422
Summary: Sirus Black is always glad to be home for Christmas. Written for Chelsea of Ravenclaw over at [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsishome.

i'll be home for Christmas )


Title: Little Moments of Understanding
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Gen; romance if you squint.
Rating: G
Characters: Lily Evans, James Potter, Remus Lupin, with a touch of Lily/James
Word Count: 1558
Summary: Lily knows that James Potter is a well-meaning fellow. He's just such an idiot sometimes.
Author’s Note: Written for Kerri for the [livejournal.com profile] hh_sugarquill Christmas fic exchange. The prompt was "when Lily realized that she didn't hate James". This got a bit into privilege and stereotyping, so I hope it's not too heavy for you. I've always thought that wizarding views of Muggles would be very important to Lily, and that it would be difficult for her to date someone who didn't try to really understand the Muggle world.

little moments of understanding )
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Title: Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] xylodemon
Rating: PG
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Dumbledore's Army
Word Count: 2700

This is another lovely fic from the most recent [livejournal.com profile] springtime_gen fest. At this point, I've probably read it a half-dozen times, and I love it each time. It deals with the aftermath of the Battle of Hogwarts, and the rebuilding of the castle. I love how alive the castle is, how Minerva perseveres, how each student's arrival shows how much they have changed (and yet also remained the same) over the years---and how much the teachers and students care about their school.
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A pair of Blaise recs for today!

Title: Switzerland
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ofankoma
Rating: PG
Character/pairings: Blaise Zabini, Justin Finch-Fletchley
Word count: 9300

Blaise's snark in this fic is so good, but he's much more than the usual snark machine. He's thoughtful (if jaded) and truly, beautifully human and well-rounded. Justin is also quite excellent here; he banters, and is witty and smart (not a stereotypical "Hufflepuff duffer"). The fic also deals well with some of the inevitable results from the war in a plausible and interesting way---and oh my has it got the utter tedium of many political meetings down.pat.wow.

Title: Saturdays Are for Football (The Rest of the Week Is for Everything Else)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pitry
Rating: PG-13
Character/pairings: Blaise Zabini, Dean Thomas
Word count: ~4200

This fic deals with the remaining racial tensions after the Second Wizarding War---and it does it brilliantly. There is healing here, yes, but also hurt and rage. The fragile friendship between Dean and Blaise is well done, and the way that Blaise slowly comprehends what racism during the war really meant for Muggle-borns reads true.
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Title: A Bit O' Magic
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lash_larue
Rating: PG-13
Character/pairing: Argus Filch, Mrs. Norris
Word count: 4750

This is a fic that will turn your perceptions of Filch and Mrs. Norris on its head. The fic paints both in a sympathetic light, while keeping both perfectly in-character; it simply views the world from Filch's eyes. It's an incredibly touching portrayal of the relationships that can develop between people and animals, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I teared up at the end.
diapasoun: (it's better to be wise)
Title: What Rita Sees Around Her
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG-13 for politics and condoning violence
Characters: Rita Skeeter
Word Count: 300
Summary: Rita sees it all around her, and she cannot help but go down this path.

what Rita sees around her )

Written for the AU Death Eaters challenge for the Young Death Eaters club at [livejournal.com profile] hh_clubs: "Write an AU drabble about how someone from the side of light came over to the side of dark and became a Death Eater." I'm not entirely sure if Rita ever counted as "light", but she's the only character I could think of that would plausibly go from light to dark (especially in 300 words or less).
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Title: A Gold Coin and a Silver Badge
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] yaakov
Character/pairing: Anthony Goldstein, with appearances by Terry Boot, Michael Corner, and Anthony's father (OC)
Word count: 5896


This is a wonderful fic for numerous reasons. It provides a deep, detailed look into Anthony's life and the way he juggles his many identities---Jewish, Muggle-born, gay, wizard, and even his identity as a Ravenclaw. The interactions between Anthony and his friends and family, and his thoughts about how fits into his world, are nuanced and subtle and just really lovely. Identity is a difficult topic to really write well, and this fic does it.
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Title: Becoming Part of the Pride
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Characters: Luna Lovegood
Word Count: 98
Summary: Luna gathers friends.

becoming part of the pride )

Title: Being a Haiku Distilling the Essence of Lee Jordan's Quidditch Commentary
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Characters: Lee Jordan, Minerva McGonagall
Word Count: 12

being a haiku distilling the essence of Lee Jordan's Quidditch commentary )

For drabble challenge #104 and poetry challenge #77 at [livejournal.com profile] hh_sugarquill; x-posted there.
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Title: Acceptance
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Characters: Hermione Granger, Molly Weasley
Word count: 145
Summary: Molly teaches Hermione to brew butterbeer.

acceptance )

Title: Adulterants
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG
Characters: Slughorn
Word count: 131
Summary: Slughorn has had a careful relationship with drink.

adulterants )

Title: A Dose of Butterbeer
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Winky
Word count: 108
Summary: On Winky and butterbeer.

a dose of butterbeer )

For the Butterbeer challenge at [livejournal.com profile] hpgen100.
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Title: How Dumbledore Found Out
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG-13 for canon character death
Characters: Severus Snape, Lily Potter
Word count: 515
Summary: In which we discover how Dumbledore found out that the Potters were dead.

how dumbledore found out )

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