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Complete Narcotic Effects by Mehetabelo - M

Discussion in 'Romance' started by addictedforlife, Feb 20, 2011.

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  1. addictedforlife

    addictedforlife High Inquisitor

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    I searched the Library, the Recycling Bin, the Trash Bin, the tags, and did not find this story. Kind of confusing, because I seem to remember getting the link to the story from somewhere around here... If I missed it, my apologies.

    Title: Narcotic Effects
    Author Mehetabelo
    Rating: M (R, not quite NC-17... I think)
    Genre: Romance/Drama
    DLP Category: Romance
    Pairing: Harry/Narcissa
    Chapters: 8
    Words: 19,337
    Updated: Nov. 25, 2004
    Published: Nov. 8, 2004

    Status: Complete
    Summary: After the final battle Harry can find solace in nothing and believes himself to be a failure because of the loss of his friends. A certain manipulative, platinum haired woman decides to yank him out of the downward spiral that is his life. HarryNarcissa.
    Link: ff.net

    It's basically a short little fic (16k) of a post-war Harry who tries to drown his sorrows and somewhere along the line meets Narcissa Malfoy. The writing is, as far as I can tell, generally alright, and the story is good-ish. I don't quite like the ending, but all in all I'd say it's a 3.5/5, rounded up to 4.


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  2. Khazad-Dumb

    Khazad-Dumb Loves the Gay Porn DLP Supporter

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    I really enjoyed this, though I can't quite understand why. Definitely worth a thorough read. 4/5
     
  3. Euro

    Euro Sixth Year DLP Supporter

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    I remember this. It's one of my favourite Harry/Narcissa fics. The flashbacks are not as annoying as I thought they were going to be on first look, the story was nice and enjoyable and I like how Draco found out, that was just classic.

    Plus, Luna at the end is just WIN!

    4/5.

    And as an afterthought, I also thought I found it here too.
     
  4. Dark Syaoran

    Dark Syaoran Golden Patronus Admin

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    ...I find it really strange that this was never posted. I'm positive that it had been in the past, yet I did a search and couldn't find it either. Not even on the list of rejected stories.

    Either it was deleted accidentally at some point, or no one ever put this in the library - which is just odd.

    I remember liking this story back in the day, but I must admit that I remember almost nothing about it now. Maybe I'll take a trip down memory lane later and read it again.
     
  5. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Yeah... Thats trippy as hell. I know most of the older members read it ages ago when it was new, and liked it.

    Trippy.
     
  6. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I am also 100% sure there was a thread for this, seeing as a lot of DLP consider it to be the best romance fic in the fandom. Shenanigans! o_o
     
  7. merchantofam

    merchantofam Fifth Year DLP Supporter

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    I guess it doesn't really matter what happened to the original thread, if there was one in the first place, it still is a good fic to recommend. Imo it was a pretty good read back in the day, still is in some ways...thanks for recommending it OP! It was good stroll down memory lane.
     
  8. Tenages

    Tenages Order Member DLP Supporter

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    This. I've read the story before and I know I got the link off of DLP. Odd.

    Anyway, really liked it when I read it. 4/5 for sure.
     
  9. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    This has been on my DLP Favourites in my profile for about 3 years. I'm seriously surprised that it wasn't posted. I'm sure that if I had read it for the first time today I'd give it 4/5, but as it's a classic 5/5 from me.
     
  10. Jeram

    Jeram Elder of Zion DLP Supporter

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    Good recommendation... this was the guy who led me to Lord Ravenclaw and thus DLP back in the day. A solid 4/5 for sure.
     
  11. enembee

    enembee The Nicromancer Prestige DLP Supporter

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    One of the few stories I've begun to read recently that's bore any interest what so ever. Refreshing take on some characters and a depth that most people don't get anywhere near. Amazing that this was written so early in the fandom's history, barely shows any signs of dating.

    5/5
     
  12. Tehan

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  13. Portus

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    I'd passed this over many a time due to the pairing. I don't hate it (the pairing), but it never really did it for me, especially after the atrocious casting of Narcissa in the HBP movie. Well, the casting itself wasn't bad, as the actress is MILF-y, but the way they made her out in the movie with that skunk 'do just ruined any potential.

    Anyway, I gave it a whirl the last couple days and for seven chapters, it was *awesome*. Then chapter eight rolls around and it plummeted, in my opinion. What the fuck is that Dumbledore? A senile old pussy, crying and fearful of Harry?? I realize this was written a long time ago, fanfiction-wise, but that was just terrible.

    Anyway, that's not the worst part; the worst part was (a) the deus ex machina Harry's-mom's-sacrifice-makes-him-immune-to-dark-magic, and (b) the enormous disappointment I felt when it turned out Narcissa wasn't playing Harry for a fool in a frighteningly clever you-ruined-my-family-so-I'll-make-you-love-me-then-crush-your-spirit kind of gambit. I pretty much expected that to be the case, and if it had, it would've been been a masterstroke.

    Alas, it weren't to be, and with the sappy ending and deus ex, I have to knock at least a point off what had been pretty much a 5/5.

    Final score: 3.5/5, rounded up to 4/5 as it was (mostly) superb.

    Maybe I'll write a more satisfying final chapter just for myself. Or, y'know, just daydream about it and pretend I wrote it.
     
  14. JimmyCranberry

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    Baffling that it had enver been posted before. I first read it about four years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ending felt slightly weak, though. But hey, that's just my opinion.

    Looking back on it now, I still rate it as one of the best Harry/Narcissa stories out there. 4/5
     
  15. Korisovra

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    I know I got the link from DLP way the hell back when, and I'm pretty sure I rated it too. Still a 4/5 for me.

    A blast from the past, thanks.
     
  16. Avebury

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    I read this about two years ago, definitely great read. Got me hooked on Harry/Narcissa.
     
  17. Lady Emerald

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    I also once saw a page on it here, when I wasn't a member.
    Still, good fic. There aren't anymore Narcissa/Harry fics that are good, so 4/5,
     
  18. Wolfeinstein

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    It is well written and one of my fav too.
     
  19. gnarlin

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    Other HP/Narcissa fics?

    Does anyone here know of any other really good Harry and Narcissa romance stories?
     
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