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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: 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: Follow Your Inner Moonlight
Author: [livejournal.com profile] spin_deep
Character/Pairing: Lily Luna Potter/Teddy Lupin
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: about 9,600

This was an absolutely lovely fic. The character development is brilliant. I'm severely in love with Lily Luna, and Teddy is a beautiful individual. The plot is highly original, and also compelling and somehow so very right---especially Teddy's job. I couldn't stop reading once I started.
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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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