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Complete we can't control (watch me unfold) by annerb

Discussion in 'Review Board' started by Madval29, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. Madval29

    Madval29 First Year

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    Title: we can’t control (watch me unfold)
    Author: Annerb
    Rating: Explicit (smut features pretty heavily)
    Genre: A
    lternate Universe/Romance
    DLP Category: Either Restricted Section or The Alternates
    Pairing: Harry/Ginny
    Status: Complete
    Summary:

    It’s a simple arrangement. Between her grueling quidditch schedule and his mysterious auror duties, Ginny and Harry find time to have spectacular sex with no strings attached. It’s incredibly uncomplicated. Except when it isn’t.

    Link:https://archiveofourown.org/works/16044434/chapters/37454639
    Tags: Friends With Benefitsmore like strangers with benefitsPorn With PlotPorn with Feelingsaccidental feelingsfamiliar characters slightly unfamiliar settingHurt/ComfortGirl Saves BoyExplicit Sexual Contentlots of swearingf bombs for daysstubborn refusal to use nonsensical canonical capitalizationAlternate Universe - Canon Divergencenot sure this is explicit and not mature but going with it anyway just to be safe

    Okay, I keep going back and forth on whether to include this in the Alternates or in the Restricted Section. So hopefully, you can help me figure out which would fit better or if it’s even a fit.

    Basically, the war played out differently, and Harry never went to Hogwarts. Anyways, here are some warnings for those who might not vibe with this story. This is unapologetically Harry/Ginny, and the two of them have a lot of personality. Additionally, it’s told from both Ginny and Harry’s point of view, which I think is an asset. Also, if you don’t like Harry as an auror, this is not for you.

    Okay, onto my review, I really enjoyed this story. I like the writing. The pacing is well done. The characters have interesting motivations. Also, the whole story tied together in a way that I thought worked really well.

    I particularly liked that the author had a set structure for Harry and Ginny set up within the terms of how their “relationship” would play out. But when it had to adjust and change, it felt believable to me.

    I would rate this as a 4/5. Again, while I think it was really well done, I’m not sure what the rest of DLP will think. Also, I searched for this story and couldn’t find anything. (One last one - I know some people aren’t fans of the lowercase titles, and I would recommend that if that’s your only hang up, you should still give this a read.)
     
  2. agema

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  3. Quiddity

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    Heh, I was about to add my review to this thread, thanks for doing the search agema. And thanks Madval for reminding me of this fic.
     
  4. Madval29

    Madval29 First Year

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    Sorry for the confusion! I’m still trying to search for things and they’re not popping up. Should I delete the thread?
     
  5. agema

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    In fairness, I couldn't find it with the search either. The summary was memorable, and your post echoed a lot of the review thread.