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13 December 2010 @ 01:00 am
Somehow This Turned Into A Rec Post  
New and wonderful fantabulously delicious fic:
and in the winter i lost my hands
by fated_addiction

30 Days of Harry Potter

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8

...kind of a day late... I have insomnia and no sense of time.
09. Fanfiction: discuss

Hmm, okay this is a biggie for me mostly because most fanfic in this fandom makes me feel like this:



Mostly, it's overwhelming. I usually just appreciate with non-contributory participation. I couldn't even begin to string together words that serve with insight much less tell a story. I leave that to others far more dedicated and articulate. Some fic is scary. Some of it is not very good. Some of it is absolutely fanfrickentastic. Some of it confounds me. Some of it is brilliant. However, I was mostly struck with, why is most of it OMG!SOFUCKINGLONG! Seriously, why do the fics have to be so damn long? The books are already gigantosaurs of print, does the fic necessarily have to be just as long and sometimes, longer? Really? Although, there have been a few MEGA FICS that I've gone through and really enjoyed. This complete 68 chapter (don't say I didn't warn you) AU and this (WIP, which I have still yet to read most of) Magnum Opus of a story both come to mind immediately:

Vox Corporis
by missannthropic

Muggle Summer, Wizard's Fall
by Canoncansodoff



Now, let's delve into tropes that some subscribe to. Translated: LAZY FIC WRITING. Convenient plots and contrived characterisation make me puke. When you have to warp, twist and contort a character so far to the left of their integrity to serve your ship/plot/whateverallyouthinkyouredoing, then YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG. This is how you do OOC right:

There Goes the World
by goldy_dollar



This is how you do a Character Piece right:

The 5 Lives of Hermione Granger
by greydawning


little girls and their dress-up shoes
by fated_addiction



IDEK about this crazy pattern of 'Ron becomes an abusive drunk because he can't deal sends Hermione straight into the warm open waiting arms of Harry' I've seen so many times that it makes me do this:



It completely insults all three characters and their individual and collective awesomeness. It insults Ron's decency and honesty. It insults Hermione's intelligence, fortitude and self-worth. (YES, she's so frakking desperate that she'll continue to allow herself to stay in a position of compromise and endanger herself for lurrrrve.) It insults Harry's loyalty and integrity if by omission he waits around because he can't choose a side between his two best friends. Ugh, UR DOIN IT WRONG.

This is how you do WHAT-ARE-WE-US-THREE right:

I'm The Man Who Loves You
by parkergray

Heart Shaped World
by parkergray

this veil across my heart
by corleones

a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side
by lenina20 on roseof_sharon

One half of a Happy Ending
by drunkendreams











Other stuff (decidedly H/Hr biased) that should be read cos OMG!YES!:

EVERYTHING EVAR by parkergray

OTHER AWESOMELY AWESOME STUFF by fated_addiction

Five Moments That Changed Hermione Granger's Life by jacyevans

The Weight of Unraveling by jacyevans

These Are The Scars That Words Have Carved (On Me) by aseagulliniowa

The Things That Stay The Same by avonlea_dreamer

i belong to you by lenina20 on roseof_sharon

Between the Lines by jacyevans

Perspective by gs_harmony

What I'd Do For You by avonlea_dreamer

Magic Never Dies by lynney

10. Favorite book moment(s)
11. Character you're crushing on
12. Favorite movie scene(s)
13. Least favorite character(s)
14. Moments in the books/movies that made you cry
15. Whatever tickles your fancy
16. How have you participated in the fandom over the years?
17. Your favorite celebs from the movies or fandom
18. If you could change one thing about canon, what would it be?
19. A favorite fanart
20. A favorite quote
21. How has the HP fandom connected you to other fandoms, interests, or people?
22. Your favorite villain
23. Share some HP icons
24. Rant about Steve Kloves something
25. Song that reminds you of HP
26. What aspect of the books has been best translated to film?
27. What aspect of the books has been most poorly translated to film?
28. Hogwarts subject you would most like to take
29. Favorite location
30. Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
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you could be my unintended lovesweet_iolanthe on December 13th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
ahh. yes.

VOX CORPORIS. YES.

and i've read a few others but have to go back. something to do during winter break? yes, please.

excellent post, once again. :D
Sunny: HP blursunny_serenity on December 14th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
VC IS A GODDAMNED MANIFESTO. OH. It was my first long epic fic and one of my very first HP fics evar and just... DAMN. I fell in love so hard.

yay! winter break well spent, says I.

*blushes*