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Complete Hocus Pocus, Adele Polkiss by Ecmm - K+

Discussion in 'Romance' started by T3t, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. T3t

    T3t Purple Beast of DLP Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Title: Hocus Pocus, Adele Polkiss
    Author: Ecmm
    Rating: K+
    Genre: Romance/Friendship
    DLP Category: Romance
    Pairing: Harry/OC (Adele Polkiss)
    Chapters: 8 + 1 Oneshot (+ 1 a/n)
    Words: 33,317
    Updated: March 11, 2012
    Published: July 24, 2009

    Status: Complete
    Summary: HPxOC. Runs along with the original storyline. Adele Polkiss is the younger sister of Piers Polkiss, a close friend of Dudley Dursley. This way she meets Harry Potter, a curious boy with a mysterious past, and a wonderful secret... Magic! COMPLETE
    Link: FFN

    Short, cute fic. Dunno why nobody's recc'd it yet, it's been mentioned in the HP/OC thread in Story Search. Deserves to be in the library, just treat the one-shot at the end sorta like you treat the DH epilogue - like a piece of gum that accidentally got stuck to your shoe. Other than that it's just brilliant writing.


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  2. Tenages

    Tenages Unspeakable DLP Supporter

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    First one of your rec's that I completely agree with. This story is fucking gold.

    5/5
     
  3. knuckz

    knuckz Seventh Year

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    Ah, I remember reading this one a little while back. Other than that one-shot at the end, 5/5. It's a damn good fic.
     
  4. Provis

    Provis Second Year

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    It is surprising that this hasn't been recommended yet...

    There are some things in this fic that annoy me such as the second OC and the fact that despite the supposed importance of Adele in Harry's life, there are no changes to canon.

    Those drawbacks are minor considering the sheer pleasure that this story is to read, so it still rates a 5/5.
     
  5. Testament

    Testament Seventh Year

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    Read it after it was mentioned in the Harry/OC thread and found it to be quite enjoyable. Sweet ending.

    4.5/5
     
  6. Nooblet

    Nooblet Sixth Year DLP Supporter

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    Read this a year ago, and could've sworn I had found it on here. Definitely one of the better romances. 5/5

    edit: Was mentioned in the old Barely Readable to Almost Recommended thread.
     
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  7. DarthBill

    DarthBill Dark Lord

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    I'm pretty sure this has been mentioned here before. Maybe in the Almost Recommended thread. I don't remember much about it, besides not liking it.
     
  8. Custer

    Custer Loves the Gay Porn DLP Supporter

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    It was mentioned in the Harry/OC thread, which is where I read it. A fun read, 5/5.
     
  9. Euro

    Euro Sixth Year DLP Supporter

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    It was an OK read.

    Kind of disappointing with how she didn't impact canon at all and frustrating that she basically played a side character in Harry life during his Hogwarts years. Expected more there. Expected more from Harry. Expected more of them both. Can't have everything I guess, at least it ended well for them.

    All in all, a good way to pass the time. 3/5.

    Edit: Fine, she did influence canon, but just the epilogue so that doesn't count.
     
  10. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I hated this. The writing sure is solid, and the author is quite capable, but I found myself hating everything about the main character, Adele.

    2/5 for good writing.
     
  11. Speakers

    Speakers Backtraced

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    Despite some of the flaws that were mentioned above, I found the story quite refreshing. Fun read overall. Didn't read the last chapter.
    5/5
     
  12. ZombieHunter

    ZombieHunter Fifth Year

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    This is made of WIN. 5/5

    I really enjoyed the sweet ending.
     
  13. deathinapinkboa

    deathinapinkboa Minister of Magic

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    This is not library worthy.
    3/5
     
  14. wolf550e

    wolf550e High Inquisitor DLP Supporter

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    The OC is realistic. Unfortunately, she is realistically despicable, and Harry revealing magic, and then all his secrets (the horcruxes!) to her and continuing to hang out with her and finally being interested in her is both OOC and pathetic. Is the author "goffik"? Not funny. Harry/Adele is as bad as Harry/PotionBrewingGoldDiggerGinslut.

    EDIT: I have not read the oneshot at the end, because people who have unanimously said I shouldn't.
     
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  15. Portus

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    My post about this fic in the "Decent Harry/OC paired stories?" thread:

    I personally think it's 4.5/5, for the reason that Adele is a believable child in the story. She's not perfect, not a Mary-Sue, and she GROWS UP. She still isn't the nicest person, but goddamn is it refreshing.

    Let me say again that I wish the author had been run over by a bus before posting that godawful one-shot. Jesus, I wanted to shoot him/her/whatever.
     
  16. JoJo23

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    I could have sworn this had already been posted.

    Read this as it was released. It's a damned good story, ignore the last chapter and the one shot (they were added after the story was already complete).

    A lot of people here are complaining about how they hated the OC, I don't really think we were meant to like her. She's a believable character, not Harry's true love and entirely peripheral to the main action. Reminds me of those Petunia-centric fics that always end out shit.

    5/5
     
  17. CheddarTrek

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    Fun story. I'll give it a 3.5/5 and round it up to 4 because I can't really justify saying it isn't library-material given that technically it's well written and appears to accomplish what it sets out to do.

    Adele is a believable character. I didn't particularly like her or think that Harry should have been quite as forthcoming with her as he was, but she was well implemented. Points for that. I was also surprisingly touched by the conversation between her and Hermione at the end and I'm still not sure why it hit me like it did.
     
  18. Lady Emerald

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    I found this wonderful to read with the exception of the one shot. Completely pointless...
    Adele isn't likable but she is realistic and changes. I don't see why Lysander was there, it didn't make much sense. Still, 5/5 for me.
     
  19. Averis

    Averis Don of Delivery Prestige

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    Look. I like Harry Potter with OC's as much as the next guy, and I'll admit it was a 4/5 and above 3/4's of the way through, but the author totally butchered the ending of the story. And I'm talking about before the one shot.

    Harry just randomly runs into Adele (who hasn't grown up a fucking bit, by the way) and in the span of about five minutes decides to take her to the Burrow. Give me a break, yo.

    3/5
     
  20. oephyx

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    From what I remember it's very good, and refreshingly dfferent from everything else out there. I didn't read the one-shot, didn't see the point.

    4/5