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Harry Potter Fic Recs

My HP Fic Recs. I tend to like multi-chapter epics (50,000+ words) and the majority of them are rated R/NC-17. I much prefer fics that aren't on fanfiction.net, but I won't rule out reading them if there are good reviews (gushing over the author doesn't count) even then I'm leery however. I also prefer completed fics, I've been burned too many times by WIP's, my one continual exception is AYLNO.

A note to all HP authors: If you have fic on FF.net, please consider moving it to AO3 or another HP archive. There are many to choose from, if you need help finding one, ask, please, it will only work to your benefit.

Why, yes I've found a fandom where I like Het pairings. ;) It happens so rarely it deserves special notice. *grins*

NOTE: Updated Sept 19th 2014

Recs are divided up by pairing

You can find more recs in my memories here, with my recs tag here and on AO3 here. All these links have multifandom recs, not just HP.

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I'm always looking for new fics to read. If you know of a fic you think I'll love, based on these recs, feel free to leave a comment here. You can see other pairings I'm interested in here.

Cooking woes

Our oven stopped working just after Christmas. We've replaced the ignitor and the thermostat and it's still not working. It will likely be summer before we can start looking for a new one. *sigh*  In the meantime we've had to rely on recipes we could cook on the stove or in the slowcooker. I've spent a bit of time going through some of my recipes to see which ones that go in the oven could be adjusted to work on the stove or in the crockpot. I've also been combing the recipe sites for new ones.

I found a couple really good beef stew recipes so I thought I'd share. The first one can be left on the stove to cook on a low heat. The second can be done in a crockpot/slowcooker as long as you brown the meat on the stove then add everything to the crockpot.


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Answer for question 4198.

Have you ever binge-watched a TV series? If so, what was it? Why did you like it so much?
Hahaha! I'm actually doing that now! I've been binge-watching House M.D.. I love it because Hugh Laurie is perfect. ♥

I have done it before with other shows as well, Buffy, Highlander, Andromeda, Charmed, Blake's 7, Relic Hunter, to name a few. :)

Day 15: Fandom Snowflake Challenge




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Day 15

In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.



1) Try something new! Be it a new fandom, a pairing you never thought to try or a kink/trope you've been  ignoring. epic_recs crack_van and smallfandomfest are good places to start looking

2) Post a rec for that one fic/art/vid/book/show/movie/etc you've always loved but have been ashamed to admit to liking.

3) Join/participate in a community/meme/activity designed to make you create and/or interact with a larger portion of fandom. such as:. [community profile] snowflake_challenge, [community profile] fandom_stocking, naarmamo, NaNoWriMo, or join a landcomm (there are dozens) or post in a friending meme or just join something designed to make you post more 100things_index, 30 day meme, rectober, etc

Day 14: Fandom Snowflake Challenge






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Day 14

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.


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Day 13: Fandom Snowflake Challenge





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In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.

This is both difficult and easy. There are so many awesome creators in fandom, narrowing it down to one is near impossilble. There are so many that I love that I'll read anything they care to write. I know I'll forget a bunch, but here is a partial list: van, stillrose, killabeez, aspenlight, batsutousai, nautibitz, jinxed_wood, madeleone, faviconGood_Witch, faviconliteraryspell, and a whole bunch more. Everyone on my flist is there because I like what they do. ♥♥♥

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Day 12


In your own space, talk about what you bring to fandom. It can be something tangible, or not.

Each one of us interacts with fandom in their own way. What is yours? Do you create fanworks? Edit? Cheerlead? Create rec lists? Mod a challenge? Leave awesome feedback? Click that Kudos button (and maybe wish it could be clicked more than once per fanwork)?


Didn't we already answer this with or responses to days 1, 3 & 5? I create graphics, occasionally write and I've beta-ed a few times. I also ocassionally leave comments and I leave kudos.

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Day 11


In your own space, post a rec for fannish and/or creative resources.



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Day 10: Fandom Snowflake Challenge




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Day 10



Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing. Try working in a new medium. Or check out some fanworks that are new to you.


Ok, so this one I really shouldn't do, because the last thing I need is to start playing in another fandom. The list of fandoms I already read fic in is enormous!

So, of course like the idiot I am I read a House/Cameron fic. Damn. Maybe I should have stuck with my original idea of reading a new (to me) pairing in Harry Potter. Bugger.

If I miss posting tomorrows challenge, someone poke me. I'm going over to AO3 to drown myself in the House/Cameron tag now.

Oh, the fic I read was Detour.