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Oprah Magazine's list of the 52 best Harry Potter Fanfics

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by buzzer, May 15, 2020.

  1. buzzer

    buzzer Sixth Year DLP Supporter DLP Bronze Supporter

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    I saw this linked on r/hpff and thought it would be worth posting here as well.

    The list is quite similar to the buzzfeed one from a few years ago and seems to mainly be a list of the most reviewed fics on FFN.

    Nevertheless, I think its pretty interesting to see what the picked in the end, even if the categories aren't the most interesting.

    https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/books/amp32438218/best-harry-potter-fan-fiction/
     
  2. Jeram

    Jeram Elder of Zion DLP Supporter

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    Wow... some of these choices aren't terrible, which is more than I expecting. Plenty are, and I will never read a Hermione/Snape story, and I don't really buy into Harry/Hermione because they seem like siblings to me (admittedly that's just my personal feeling).
     
  3. Seratin

    Seratin Proudmander –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    A Black Comedy is there and that's about all I can say for it.

    We literally talked on discord yesterday about how these people shouldn't be allowed near a comprehensive list until they've earned it by reading this shit for fifteen years.
     
  4. WierdFoodStuff

    WierdFoodStuff Fourth Year

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    It really looks like a list for tumblr and maybe AOE fans than the average DLP or r/HPff fanfic reader.
    I mean it has A Big Happy Weasley Family at 3rd spot in smut.

    Not quite how I would describe it lol, whoever wrote this didn't really read these fics and probably googled them.
     
  5. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter

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    The fuck is this shit? I scrolled through and counted four stories that I liked.

    There’s so many better ones out there.
     
  6. TheWiseTomato

    TheWiseTomato Prestigious Tomato ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    About what you'd expect from people that don't seem terribly involved in the fandom trying to parse it out for mainstream consumption.

    God, I'm such a fucking nerd.
     
  7. lopeck

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    I think it's another case of conflating best and popular.
     
  8. ScottPress

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    Any list that puts MOR and POS among the best HP fics is a worthless list, regardless of what else is listed. Yes, they listed PotDK and ABC, but they also listed the first two.

    Par for the course for those lists. We all still remember the Buzzfeed one that recommended Harry Crow, yeah?
     
  9. Mordecai

    Mordecai Drunken Scotsman ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Not the list I would write for myself, I've read maybe half of the fics and liked maybe a quarter of those.
     
  10. Meerkats

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    Is it a comprehensive list if there isn't a single Daphne fic?

    Kidding aside as much as I hate most of the highlighted pairings I don't mind them being included because the majority of fanfic fans don't hate those ships and it is supposed to be an all inclusive list.

    I would have expected some of the safe classics to show up like Oh God not again and make a wish though.

    Bonus points for lack of robst also.
     
  11. Faun

    Faun Third Year

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    I counted 4 or 5 fics that I have read and liked on the list. Most of the stories on the list are those which I will never read.
     
  12. Anarchy

    Anarchy Half-Blood Prince DLP Supporter

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    they sorted by favorites, how interesting
     
  13. entropy843

    entropy843 First Year

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    I think they also sorted by comments because there're a few with high comments but relatively few kudos.
     
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