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WIP The Blood On My Hands... It Scares Me To Death---HP/Marvel

Discussion in 'Review Board' started by Dirty Puzzle, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Dirty Puzzle

    Dirty Puzzle DA Member DLP Supporter

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    Title: The Blood On My Hands... It Scares Me To Death
    Fandoms: HP/Marvel (starts after the first Avengers)
    Author: RosemaryRabbit AO3

    Summary:
    The fight against Voldemort went on for years. In the final confrontation, Harry found himself not at King's Cross, but in a whole different world - one without wizards, and without magic. He flew under the radar for two years, but when the Chitauri invaded Harry couldn't help but act. His attempt to protect civilians caught the attention of SHIELD.

    After meeting the Avengers, Harry quickly finds himself entangled in far more than he bargained for. All he wanted was a safe place to stay off the streets during the winter. When Fenrir comes to Midgard and Loki escapes his prison, things get far more complicated than anyone expected.
    [Taken from AO3]

    I'm usually hesitant to recommend anything on DLP because my tastes are not what this forum looks for, but when I first stumbled across this, it was one of my favorite HP fics. Now that it's updated half a dozen times or so, I feel comfortable putting it up for review. Not to mention it's got one chapter to go and sitting at a nice 105k.

    Beyond the basic "Harry goes to another universe after Voldemort AK'ing him" conceit, the author has a steady hand regarding tone and characterization. It deals with trauma but nobody's been infantilized, it's not wangst, and the author obviously has a grasp of what normal people do around strangers, which fics of this nature don't usually have.

    Harry's magic in the MCU is pretty paired down, and there's some interesting applications of runic magic and such. It fits well within the MCU, I think.

    Grammar and spelling are clean beyond an infrequent typo or two.

    Because it caters to my particular taste so well, I'd personally give it a 5/5, but from a more objective lens, a 4.5/5 rounded down if this genre isn't your thing.
     
  2. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Prisoner DLP Supporter

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    Is this another one of those seemingly ubiquitous Harry + Loki crossovers?
     
  3. Dirty Puzzle

    Dirty Puzzle DA Member DLP Supporter

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    Loki's pretty much only mentioned briefly in this, so no lol.
     
  4. ThePinkTomato

    ThePinkTomato Prestigious Tomato ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Read the first two chapters; very PTSD and hurt/comfort focused. Technical side of things were well done, but otherwise not my cup of tea.
     
  5. Nuhuh

    Nuhuh Dastardly Shadow Admin Retired Staff

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    Don’t know why but the HP/Avengers stories tend to attract Hurt/Comfort genre like desis to jalebi.

    Might be the propensity of gorgeous hunky men.

    Might be Maybeline.
     
  6. Johnnyseattle

    Johnnyseattle Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Fairly well written, but it's for people that consider the hurt/comfort genre to be porn - if you're not much into it, this is not the story for you. We're one step away from fetal position in someone's lap here. 3/5.
     
  7. MrBucket

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    The majority of this story is just about Harry's suffering. This could be half the length it is now and not miss anything of importance.

    Won't actually rate because it's not my type of story and that would feel unfair, but I'd give it a 2/5.