Title: Phantasy Author: Tsume Yuki Rating: T Genre: Adventure Status: WIP, 73k words Library Category: The Alternates Pairings: None Summary: Tom Riddle was fully expecting to stay in hell forever. But the brat-who-lived and friend has, of course, come along with an offer too tempting to refuse. Albus Dumbledore was fully expecting Harry Potter's name down for the next year at Hogwarts. He just wasn't expecting two Dark-Lords to be enrolling as well. Time-travel -sort of- and FemHarry Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9904603/1/Phantasy A MoD time-travel story, with a surprisingly fun premise: Harry Potter keeps repeating his life in order to avert the world's apocalyptic fate, deciding that he needs to find Atlantis. To help him do that, he's been enlisting the help of various people, bringing them back through time with him. Well, turns out everyone been useless so far, 12 iterations in, so Harry says fuck it and recruits Voldemort and Grindelwald for the job. You're going to need a good deal of suspension of disbelief for this story, and I fully expect it not to be everyone's cup of tea because of that. This is not a serious story in the slightest, though not humour, and everyone gets up to some ridiculous stuff. If you're the kind of person who needs your dark lords to be characterised as flawless malevolent badasses this isn't the story for you. This is very much a story of burgeoning friendship between Harry Potter and two dark lords: there's really no way to go about that without requiring an impressive amount of suspension of disbelief. But, like I said, it's pleasantly fun. Grindelwald and Riddle are well-characterised, if not particularly evil, kept in check by Master of Death Harry. What I enjoy most, and continued to be impressed by throughout this story is that it all stays very fresh. It doesn't rehash events of canon but still deals with them with interesting results, and manages to create fresh elements without going off the rails too much about it. The biggest weakness of the story is the amount of things you'll need to overlook to maintain suspension of disbelief. Other characters don't react enough to the presence of Grindelwald and Riddle, considering they're using their original names, and their lack of reaction is downright weird. The main characters do some silly stuff, which isn't unpleasant to read but will require you to not come into the story expecting complete seriousness. If you're wondering why Harry is a girl in this, the answer is I have no fucking clue. It literally doesn't affect anything. Harry is a girl in this because the author wanted him to be, and I can't quite wrap my head around it. His gender has absolutely no impact on anything in the story, and really should have been left unchanged. Harry's character itself is fairly underdeveloped, especially next to the two dark lords. But overall, this was a fun read. You may like it if you're looking for something a little silly and eccentric. 4/5 from me.