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Fem!Harry?

Discussion in 'Story Search' started by DrSarcasm, Oct 15, 2010.

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  1. DrSarcasm

    DrSarcasm Auror

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    Hey DLP. I've been reading series after series and am ready for something different. After reading 'HP and the Mysterious Curse of the Girl Who Lived' and 'Equal and Opposite', I've become curious about GWL fics.

    Problem is, that only a handful have the tag on this site, and of those, I have either read them or, in the case of Holly Evans, are terrible.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Sesc

    Sesc Slytherin at Heart Moderator

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    Since you mention Holly Evans, you possibly searched only for Fem!Harry alone. Try this, if you haven't yet. That's the most conclusive list I know of -- and don't expect quality any near Amerision's work for the other stories. Equal and Opposite is by far the best story of them all.

    And it's a fact that there are very few fem!Harry stories around.
     
  3. Antonimus

    Antonimus First Year

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    Which is a damn shame, IMO.
     
  4. Nuhuh

    Nuhuh Dastardly Shadow Admin Moderator

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    Yes, far too few. Catharsis was meant to be one, but I ended up taking it in a different direction.

    gah! now I want to read more!
     
  5. Anya

    Anya Harley Quinn DLP Supporter

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    Harriet by mellowenglishgal

    This one is alright... not really library worthy. There are a few things that make me wince, but it's kind of refreshing. But. It's pretty much just a OC with the same origin as Harry Potter. But I guess that's what most Fem!Harrys are.

    Try reading a few chapters before giving it up. It might suprise you. It's updated recently too. It has sixty+ chapters.

    And also it combines books four, five, six and probably seven and it's done in a way that actually makes sense.

    A warning though, in one of the first chapters it mentions Twilight. It's easy to ignore though and does not influence the plot at all. Just thought I would warn you, since I nearly exited the story after I read it. But I'm glad I didn't, since it's a very entertaining story.

    Edit: Another wince worthy thing is all the modernisms, and all the mentions of recent bands. It's annoying but still I can overlook it. Story seems to be set in our time, rather than the ninties.

    The author has quite a few Fem!Harry stories. Might do you well to check them out.
     
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  6. wordhammer

    wordhammer Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Yeah, I'm feelin' the love.

    Anyway, there's a few C2's specializing in Girl!Harry
    Miss Potter

    The Girl Who Lived Archive

    (some really long title)

    My initial inspiration was Harry Potter and the Girl Who Lived by Agnostics Puppet, who adapted a piece by Silver Aegis.

    What you'll find is a lot of Harry-Draco in dresses. Lately there's been an upsurge of Harriet/Cedric, as might be expected. I can't think of a more non-DLP theme that still involves hetero-sex. I think half the attraction of Jeram's effort is that he's writing it for this audience, making every decision a tightrope walk of potential fail.

    I'm not sure how DLP would find a Girl!Harry acceptable without a Boy!Harry to provide contrasting machismo or some such. It's a formula that does not solve with these parameters.

    (BTW- I don't see Equal and Opposite as Girl!Harry- that was a mirror demon trying to destroy the real Harry.)
     
  7. Sesc

    Sesc Slytherin at Heart Moderator

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    Yeah, no wonder you're doing it wrong in your story.
     
  8. b0b3rt

    b0b3rt Backtraced

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    Not sure why you're all ragging on HollyEvans; maybe it's not the best story ever stylistically but at least it's actually interesting.

    Anyways I know of only one other long-ish fem!harry story not mentioned here:
    A Butterfly Effect

    It's not exactly DLP friendly, though, as it's mostly H/G.
     
  9. wordhammer

    wordhammer Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Inb4 THAT'S WHY

    Also, the story above won't suit most in here either. As I said, it's an incompatible formula, like cats and swimming pools.
     
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  10. b0b3rt

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    Yeah, and here I was thinking DLP liked the kinky shit.
     
  11. Silens Cursor

    Silens Cursor The Silencer DLP Supporter

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    ...okay, maybe it's just me, but in my opinion, just because something is kinky or erotic does not give it an excuse to be poorly written and sloppily-plotted. There's a reason why the best smut!fics, the ones that are remembered, are written by good authors. 'Oedipus Flower', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Harry Fucking Potter', and a few others were written by solid authors and had the benefit of excellent writing. Other stuff (like the massive amount of kink that cloneserpents shovels out) after a while seems tasteless. Even smut gets dry if there's no good writing or characterization to back it up. That's why Silence Game (my venture into smut) took me so long to write, and why Temptation Game is sitting half-finished on my hard drive - these sorts of fics, if you want them to be memorable with the right effect, require a careful hand.

    As for 'Equal and Opposite' - well, shit, Amer himself has said he's not satisfied with how the story played out, but it's unquestionably the best fem!Harry story in the genre - a genre, I might add, is pitifully small. Wordhammer, no offence, but I find it hard not to place Holly Evans in the same group I place fics like 'Crack'd Mirror'. There's a fine line between the presence of smut in a fic and being gratuitous regardless of plot - unfortunately, for me, your work tends to cross that line more than I care for. Sorry, bro.
     
  12. wordhammer

    wordhammer Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Thank you for the consideration, but I think your assessment is maybe too kind. Even as a first effort, I'm still barely able to walk as a writer. I have no illusions that I've got a seminal work in the making. I'm just having fun with the challenge I set myself, and learning as I go. The smut keeps me motivated. Cloneserpents' work is 'in my neighborhood', and I give him credit as a more straightforward writer.

    I don't believe I've tried to defend my work here since my original eye-opening (and I wasn't trying to defend it earlier in this thread, either). Anytime it's brought up, I cringe first and then forward the link to the Review for fair guidance.

    I also think Equal and Opposite is a killer story; all I was suggesting is that it wasn't really Girl!Harry, but even that was caged as opinion. As it is I haven't read it in over a year, so my memory is due a refresh.

    So, for the new folks- please don't defend the Spiral Path. Read it or don't. It's not like it's hard to find or easily mistaken for something else.

    For everyone else- the thread is about finding Fem!Harry fics- I provided the links for the sake of the search, then warned you of the crap you'll find.
    (And the story is in all three of those C2's, if you had any doubt.)


    Late EDIT: Looked up Equal and Opposite- I haven't read it at all; I was thinking of a different story entirely. (Pardon our mess...)
     
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  13. Agnostics Puppet

    Agnostics Puppet Professor

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    Really? I have a fan? :awesome

    Honestly Im rather... ashamed of that fic. It never turned out the way I wanted it, and I just kind of ended it rather abruptly. Still, it generated a rather large following, so go figure.
     
  14. Richard

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    I liked it myself. I preferred yours over Silvers simply because he was too fucking lazy to get a Beta for his horrid spelling mistakes he made in his stories.
     
  15. NuitTombee

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    It might not be for everyone but I like Distaff Side by Clell

    Agnostics Puppet: Every time I see your avatar I shudder. Where did you find that?
     
  16. DarthBill

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    It is from an SMBC comic.
     
  17. The Fine Balance

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    Flowers is a decent fem!Harry. One shot, and clearly shippy, but meh. Expected.
     
  18. Snarf

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    The issue with me and Fem!Harry is that they're only doing it for the ship. It changes absolutely nothing critical about the plot besides the strength of his/her mood swings in OotP and who my protagonist is paired with. I'm sure as hell not happy with H/Ron or H/Draco, so who? Cedric Diggory? Bill? That just flips my stomach and don't even get me started on the fem!slash...

    Holly Evans and the Spiral Path can suck my fat cock and pretend it's a dildo.
     
  19. wordhammer

    wordhammer Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    So... you want my story to petrify your dick and slice it off for you?

    After all, (quote from an ex-Dominatrix I know)

     
  20. Portus

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    ^ My guess is you're actually paraphrasing the last parting shot of a disappointed ex-gf as she walked out the door.

    No offense, of course. I'm sure Blaise hears it all the time. :awesome
     
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