December 19th, 2008

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The First War with Lord Voldemort

I’m very interested in the First War with Voldemort time period. The Second War felt more like a vendetta against Harry Potter and it was over relatively quickly. Besides, we read seven big books about Harry’s adventures. But the First War was a protracted affair. Lord Voldemort didn’t gain power overnight. I wonder what factors were present in wizarding society and attitudes that made his ideals seem worthwhile to at least some portion of that society. The most passionate witches and wizards of the age chose sides. I want to read why they did and what happened to all of those passionate souls!

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Bellatrix Black / Rodolphus LeStrange
Fic Title: Nobility Only Goes So Far
Author: aceswild
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4529403/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG13 or T
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action, Romance
WIP?: No, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Bellatrix Black LeStrange is by far the most fascinating woman in the Harry Potter series! Aceswild paints a very sure picture of a willful, strong, dark witch who is just discovering what excites her the most and finding her place in her world. We follow Bella as she escapes her gilded cage one afternoon and embarks on some adventures! This fic also offers a look at the wizarding world during the First War with many familiar characters in the ensuing battle and the reconvening at Lord Voldemort's bidding. Not to mention the sexual tension between Bella and Rodolphus! See how they joined together and set out to become Voldemort's most loyal followers.

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Arabella Figg / Caradoc Dearborn
Fic Title: Empty
Author: Morning. xx
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4405451/1/Empty
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: angst, romance, tragedy
WIP?: No, one-shot
Summary: Caradoc Dearborn goes missing on Order business, and his body is never found. Who will remember him?

Why This Must Be Read: I was captivated by Morning's characterizations of these two members of the original Order of the Phoenix and their love story.
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Promises, Gaby Black (PG)

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Lily Evans / James Potter, Lily Evans/ Severus Snape unrequited
Fic Title: Promises
Author: Gaby Black
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3794082/1/Promises
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst, Romance
WIP?: No, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: A lovely look at this quintessential love triangle.
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Have You Ever Loved a Woman, Gaby Black (PG)

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Lily Evans / James Potter, Lily Evans/ Severus Snape unrequited
Fic Title: Have You Ever Loved a Woman
Author: Gaby Black
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3693511/1/Have_you_ever_loved_a_woman
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst, Romance
WIP?: No, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Severus Snape goes to Lily’s wedding to say goodbye.
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What Happens in Umbridge's Office, I'm Just Drawn (PG13)

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Luna Lovegood / Draco Malfoy
Fic Title: What Happens in Umbridge's Office
Author: I’m Just Drawn That Way
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4567186/1/What_Happens_in_Umbridges_Office
Rating/Warning(s): PG13
Genre: Humor, Romance
WIP?: No, one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: I must confess that my OTP is Remus / Sirius but the difference to me between my OTP and most others is not that it’s slash but that, in my eyes, it’s canon! I generally can’t stand popular pairings like Hermoine / Draco because of how convoluted the story must be or how butchered the characterizations to make the tale work.
I read this story because A) It’s nominated for a Quibbler Award. B) Umbridge.
I must say that the situation is plausible, the characterizations here feel just right, and the dialog is priceless! Go on treat yourself to a read! You know you want to ………