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Harry/Fleur Community

Discussion in 'FanFic Discussion' started by Methene, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Methene

    Methene Auror

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    Joy and happiness to Harry/Fleur passionates that wandered into this thread.

    The pompous introductory line aside, I have decided to create this thing after a PM discussion about Harry/Fleur.

    As you might, or might not now, I am a Harry/Fleur fan and although I reiterated my opinion on this pairing in several threads, I will do so again for your benefit.

    In my opinion, Fleur is the suited girl for Harry for several reasons:

    1. It disrupts the evil Weasley plan to marry every fascinating character into their incestuous little clan.
    2. Fleur can provide Harry with a prestige and glamor that other witches cannot.
    3. Fleur is the only canon proven babe (not my words, but I can't remember who said it).
    4. Fleur fills in the role of a younger Narcissa in making Harry more aristocratic and caring about the finer things in life.
    Now I could add to those reasons but that would stifle your future points.

    The intention I have is to create a FFN C2 of Harry/Fleur pairings that are decently written, novel-length stories. I want to focus more on exclusive Harry/Fleur pairings and not Harry/Fleur/Narcissa/Cho/Tonks/Random Witch ones. Although Harry/Harem had its charm when it appeared, nowadays it seems to turn into an orgy with Harry chaining up women and making them serve his lustful desires. While that may be well done in some context, I am looking for genuine Harry/Fleur pairings.

    To do my part in the war to bring Harry/Fleur in the spotlight, my story will have a Harry/Fleur pairing, although that is far in the future and will only come around in Book 3.

    As a start-off, I list here, with links the stories of Harry/Fleur that I know of:

    The Secret Diary of Fleur Delacour aged 16 and 3/4 by Fledge

    The story that got me into liking Harry/Fleur, it was a masterpiece at the time, standards have gone up though. Still worth checking out. Including a sequel that can be found through the link of the Author's Profile (see above).

    Harry Potter and Broken Wands by Vertex

    The only other good, over 100,000 words story of Harry/Fleur.

    Now, anybody can throw out Harry/Fleur stories like I did. That is very much encouraged but I want us to discuss Harry/Fleur more in-depth. How can it happen, what are the obstacles to it, how can it be integrated into a story without making the romance the central part etc etc etc?

    You get the point. Discuss at your leisure.
     
  2. deathinapinkboa

    deathinapinkboa Minister of Magic

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    While I understand you arguements for the Harry/Fleur, little Gabby is just as suited for Harry. The difference is that Gabrielle isn't older then Harry. If Harry hooks up with Gabrielle, he can still have fun fucking around well into his 20's, if not his early 30's.

    Then he can settle down with a sexy lady who is by no means the ugly younger sister.

    Edit: Just stumbled across this HP/FD...haven't read it yet.
     
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  3. Methene

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    What age is Gabrielle in GoF? Does anyone know?

    I agree that Gabrielle is by no means the ugly little sister, but Fleur holds more appeal to me. Perhaps it is also because she is older than Harry that I like her.

    Now, I see Fleur as similar to Narcissa in that respect. 40 years old and still better looking then 90% of the witches half her age.

    EDIT: I gave Knowledge is Power (the link is above) a first read and although I have only read chapter 1, it got me shaking my head a few times.

    1. Remus calls "Harry" "Lucky"???
    2. Harry is a football prodigy, meh not that bothered about it.
    3. Harry plays his mum's guitar, and her favourite song-Hotel California. There are references to a "jam session" whatever that means.

    Point 3 really annoys me since I hate Muggle!Harry. However, it is Harry/Fleur and it is long so I shall continue, hoping it will get better.

    I will keep you updated.
     
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  4. Dark Lady Pryor

    Dark Lady Pryor Fourth Year

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    GoF says that Gabrielle looks to be about 7 or 8. The thing with Fleur though is that she is proven to be a good fighter (champion for Beuxbaxtons), whereas Gabrielle is not.
     
  5. The Dark Monarch

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    I can't read a story where Harry magically pulls the ability to play guitar out of his ass.

    On the subject of a guitar, Totally screws with Lily's image.


    The name Lily + Guitar = Hippy.

    Harry having a jam session. X right there.
     
  6. Methene

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    Sadly chapter 2 does not get better. The author has the annoying habit of revealing what plot he has in his A/N at the end and I am not impressed.

    The second reason it worries me is that it is Year One. I don't like Child!Harry and it has to be really really good for me to want to read it. Kinda like the Blood Prince was.

    *Sigh. I promised I will read it so I must tread on.

    EDIT: update, ugh Harry's hand (well his fist but still) has touched Remus' crotch. I am worried about the future.

    EDIT II: Maybe it's just me, but I despise pranking stories. No disrespect to either James or Sirius, but pranking in Hogwarts has to be the dumbest subplot ever included. Severely overdone too.

    EDIT III: I give up. deathinapinkboa I don't recommend you try the story. Without giving away too much of the plot for those who do want to read it, there are piercings, the frustrated author has moved the story to the year 2000 because he was getting complaints, there are a whole bunch of OCs and nothing happens. I am not willing to read another 20+ chapters until Fleur comes around and Clone!Bill Weasley!Harry gets with her. Bah, this left a sour taste in my mouth.
     
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  7. Dark Lady Pryor

    Dark Lady Pryor Fourth Year

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    I'm going to give the story a chance. Methane, where is the pranking, I can't seem to find where it is. I'm only going to keep an eye on it to see how well the Harry/Fleur is done, since there are too few fics out there about them. If it is rubbish, I will admit that I made a mistake, if Harry will turn into a mini Bill then I will do everything in my power to find the author and kill them.
     
  8. The Mysterious Nobody

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    "The Broken Wands" good? I think you meant dreadful, did you not? At least, up to chapter 5 it's pretty much crap; I've not dared to read more.

    Still, Harry/Fleur or Harry/Gabrielle are among my favorite ships, and it's a shame that there aren't many good fics featuring them.

    I shall look into it...
     
  9. Nova

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    I could never understand why there was such a lack of Harry/Fleur stories in the fandom world. There are only a few Harry/Fleur stories that i have even read past the first chapter because they are either:
    1) Very poorly written.
    2)Have Harry with multiple women (which to me is only good if the author is decent one who can pull it off)
    3) Have Fleur suddenly turn into this ditzy blonde, which has been proven against as she wouldnt of been a tri-wizard champion had she been poor at magic.

    Getting Harry together with Fleur could provide so many chances for an interesting story yet most writers use the same old frame work when attempting to write this pairing, the same as Harry/Tonks, the whole 'nobody has ever loved me for me' line. A long interesting, decently written Harry/Fleur has been something i've searched for since i entered Fanfiction and there have only been a few stories of this pairing that i have actually liked.
     
  10. Wergan

    Wergan Third Year

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    Their is also JBern's The Lie I've Lived. While so far it isn't H/F it is supposed to be.
     
  11. Methene

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    Wow, I went away for one hour and several replies have worked their ways into the thread. Methene Thank You points for everyone.

    Nova, in response to your concern with Harry/Fleur turning into a Harry/Older Woman general clone (actually this is directed at everybody):

    What plot idea/trick can be pulled off to make a believable Harry/Fleur happen?
     
  12. Krull

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    Yeah, that's when I gave into the voices in my head and pushed the big red X button.

    Piercings? WTF?
     
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    @ Knowledge is Power - don't read the story. Read Author's Note - it's all there. The entire thing. You don't waste your time. The biggest turn down (for me at least) was
    the fact that Harry would meet Lily and they would have jam session together.
    Also stating that performing solo in Hotel California (it sound like Tokio Hotel) is cool so Harry will perform it because all of authors characters are always cool - in my opinion - is a sign of stupidity.
     
  14. Methene

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    That's lovely. I wonder if they're going to get out their Ipod's and start taking photos of themselves having a jam session with their digital cameras?

    Gentlemen and Ladies, we are however deviating from the task. Plot ideas for a Harry/Fleur, anyone?
     
  15. Ryuugi Shi

    Ryuugi Shi Jazz Hands!!!

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    I was just looking for these type of stories the other day. I gave up because I couldn't find any. I guess I'll go look again, for you guys. I hope you appreciate the trauma I'm about to go through, what with all the shity fic I'm about to look at.

    Edit: I just looked at this one, and I warn you The Slayer, The Avatar And The Guardian Of Light sucks. It sucks Snape's shit out of his ass.

    Edit 2: The Assassin's Creed seems okay so far, but it's only on the first chapter. And there are no signs of Fleur/Harry yet. But it seems like a Fleur/Harry story.

    Edit 3: OMFG. harry potter and the new heir of the throne has the word soulmate in the summary. I'm refuse to even look at that one.
     
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  16. Andro

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    It's over 100,000 words to be sure, but it's horrible.

    It just has that tangible aura of being linear.

    The Knowledge is Power story reinforces the fact that stories written by authors you can tell are narutotards by looking at their penname suck.

    About Assassin's Creed - it might not have been the wisest decision to begin writing it before the game it was named after was released.

    You're a wiser man than I... In the first two or so paragraphs, Harry gets thrown like a soiled underthing by Luna.
     
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    I'm amazed that no one has posted this one yet, while I haven't read this in a long time I do have some fond memories about it.

    Harry Potter and the Litany of Blood By Jon3776

    Pairings are in addition to H/Fleur is H/femBlaise, enjoy.
     
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    Well, both "Secret of the Male Veela" and "The Littany of Blood" are Harry/multi... Methene asked for Harry/Fleur only...