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Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Skeletaure, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Skeletaure

    Skeletaure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Yeah in my experience, TheBlack'sResurgence fics are all pretty empty of any kind of serious conflict, all build up without any real satisfying climax, but they're an easy read when you're in the mood for a power wank.
     
  2. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Master of Death DLP Supporter

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    Whispers of a Raven is interesting. Voldemort clearly outmatches Harry in their one direct confrontation, even if Harry is victorious via Peverell bullshittery But that's never built on. We'll see how the most recent update goes with soul and time fuckery.

    The best part of the fics aren't even involving the Dark Lord. Its Harry's relationship with Dumbledore.
     
  3. Otters

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    ITT: Taure has been single for a long time.
     
  4. Cuirassier

    Cuirassier Banned

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    IIRC in Whispers of a Raven Arcturus Black casually cast the Cruciatus curse on a family member while having dinner.

    It is sad to see that Delenda Est ( or the first half of it) remains the best example of "HP travels back in time to the 70s, romances a Black etc."
     
  5. Sideer786

    Sideer786 Muggle

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    What was the point of linking all that smut
     
  6. ScottPress

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    To make you ask a dumbass question like that.
     
  7. Skeletaure

    Skeletaure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Update time.

    Non-smut

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12648415/ <- Some nice magical theory (and some very unwelcome Kant) but long abandoned
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/14019831/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Clean-Slate <- This one is actually worth reading IMO
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13766768/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Conjoining-of-Paragons <- Also fairly solid. Harry/fem!Riddle time travel
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/14034627/1/Fairborn-Adventures <- TBR knock-off fic. If you enjoy TBR's stuff then this will probably work for you, though the technical writing is of a lower quality

    Smut

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/35502061/chapters/88497301 <- Best smut fic since "It Could Only Happen to Harry". Yule Ball Groundhog Day scenario where Harry slowly makes his way through the female population.

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/38586915/chapters/96456507 <- Also fairly good. HBP AU where Harry decides to take advantage of the fact that he is "more fanciable than ever". Just one chapter atm (Romilda Vane) but looks like it will continue.

    And then the rest....

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/38085313/chapters/95136010
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/38369695/chapters/95880721
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/26537065/chapters/64685164
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/38459536
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/38605050
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/34135123/chapters/84928564
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/38082946
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/36333757/chapters/90581152 (Longfic which contains smut, not a smutfic)
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/38538526/chapters/96325426 (Same, and hasn't got the smut yet)
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/37190653/chapters/92785264
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/16174433/chapters/37793336 (Actually has a plot, which is pretty dark)
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/37625539/chapters/93921277
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/35756752
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/9429308/chapters/21339875
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/37524496
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/37546054
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/33390526/chapters/82936087
    https://archiveofourown.org/works/37292269
     
  8. Download

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  9. Aisosa

    Aisosa Second Year

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    I'm pretty shocked that HP and The Clean Slate was recc'd as "actually worth reading" by not one, but two DLP OGs.

    The story is the worst type of average, and the only thing that's kept me reading three chapters deep is sheer disbelief that people with Taure and Download's pedigree consider the fic to be readable.

    It features a depiction of a charming Harry as characterized by a social recluse with vague memories of Hans Solo from Star Wars, and some of the most irritating IndyHarry-esque characterizations I have ever seen.
     
  10. Skeletaure

    Skeletaure Magical Core Enthusiast ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Yes, yes, roleplaying as pretentious douchebags can be fun, if a bit 2008, but ultimately if you take this view seriously you will just never read anything. Because for all its many flaws, Clean Slate is still top 5% fanfic compared to the absolute dross which is the true average.

    "Actually worth reading" does not mean "this fic is actually good". Because there's maybe 3 or 4 fanfics in the whole fandom which count as actually good. "Actually worth reading" just means "this fic has at least one positive element" - which the vast majority of fics do not. In the case of Clean Slate, the positive elements are the competently executed action and the fact that the secondary characters do not all worship at Harry's feet.
     
  11. Aisosa

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    @Taure I wasn't trying to be edgy or anything, I just think the fic has zero redeeming qualities, and I was a bit surprised that you liked it because you're, well, you.

    I'll just chalk it up to the author managing to target my specific peeves then.