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HARRY/DRACO (My OTP)
Abide the Sleeper- NC-17 : This is totally fucked up and a more than a little disturbing... and yet I couldn't stop myself from reading it. Go figure. Still in school Harry and Gang, post HBP (I think), also features Draco/Ginny, Harry/Ginny (sorta), and kinda sorta Draco/Voldemort and Harry/Voldemort. (Told you it was fucked up)
Afternoons With Harry (or How Draco Malfoy Acquired That Spring In His Step)- NC-17- justholdstill & aurieal: Ignores HBP. Train sex.
A Gryffindor and a Slytherin- R- furiosity: Minor character death. The war against Voldemort has begun. Loyalties are tested, allegiances are formed. One sunny September afternoon, Draco Malfoy accidentally overhears Harry Potter confess something deeply personal. What's Draco going to do? Why, plan carefully, of course.
All Down the Days- soft R- shikishi: Harry and Draco are both good at pretending. During the war, Spy!Draco. Bit of hurt/comfort.
All His Saints- NC-17- Setissma: Malfoy amuses me in this. He's not particularly in character as far as canon goes, but I can actually picture him just waltzing into someone else's apartment and start throwing everything away. Post war, established Hermione/Lupin *shudder* Features a broken Harry and Malfoy trying to put him back together again... in a very Malfoy way, of course.
[All Men] Reach and Fall- NC-17- ofscarletwoman: Amazingly written. Also includes Harry/Cedric of sorts, which is very strange. But beautiful.
*All the Answers- maxine_chan: WIP: Post HBP. A book seven in the making, and an excellent one at that. The characterization is fantastic, the writing in and of itself is extremely good... All in all, I'm completely hooked on this. Another favorite. Harry/Ginny. Oh, and Ron/Hermione.
The Alpha Watch Archives- R- furiosity: WIP: Harry has a plan... and it involves Draco...
*A Mile of Revelations- R- FemmeFerret: WIP: A book seven in progress. Ferret!Draco. Post HBP, obviously.
Another Way Through Time- NC-17- furiosity: Maybe you can't change the past, but you can rewind a little and change your future. Rape, violence, minor character death. I think this is post HBP, but don’t quote me on it.
A Single-Minded, Long-Term Fixation- NC-17- marksykins: Harry hopes for the best, expects the worst. Post HBP. Draco's a bit of an ass in this... so IC. He he.
Beyond the Lethe- PG-13- zionsstarfish: Harry has lost his memory. Bit of an indirect spoiler for HBP, in a way... Beautiful.
Beyond Wild Moor and Fen- R- furiosity: Basically, this is A Gryffindor and A Slytherin from Harry's point of view... so you get the same basic stuff but also some new things and explanations.
Burning Up the Atmosphere- PG-13- roxierose_13: A one-shot writen for a "Beat the Heat" challenge. Fluff and a bit of PWP, but mostly this is just absolutely adorable. And funny.
Carpe Draconis- NC-17 (though not as of yet)- aoifeism: WIP: AU (ignores HBP), Harry and Gang at the very end of year seven. Harry asks a lot of questions and Draco has a lot of decisions to make. Very intriguing thus far.
*Chimerical Perfection- R- halighfataliter: This is one of my new favorites. Absolutely GORGEOUS. Gorgeous writing, gorgeous imagery, just... guh. I can picture this perfectly in my head- which is rather rare, let me tell you, because my inner TV set is extremely fuzzy (one of the many reasons I can't draw for shit). I love fics like this- fluff is all well and good (and a good number of fics that are on this list are fluff)... but the thing is, Harry/Draco isn't about love. It's about power and control and desire. These types of pieces are best as a whole, I think, because they're closer to the reality- reality, of course, being canon.
Cho Must Die A Horrible, Painful Death- NC-17- nqdonne: WIP: Pre HBP and still in school Harry and Gang. I wasn't sure about this at first, because it seemed like it was going to be horribly OOC, but it turned out to be fifteen chapters of wonderfully written H/D. The only bad part is that it looks as if the story's been discontinued. Though I guess it sort of can end the way it is... at least it's not a cliffhanger.
Coming Home- unrated- empathetic siren: I can't remember this in specifics, I just found it in my links under "to put in recs"... if I remember correctly, Harry is convinced that he's dangerous and runs away. I'll have to read it again later.
*The Copper Cauldron- NC-17- Newshound: WIP: Mpreg has ALWAYS been a major squick for me- so bad that if I even got a glimpse of possible mpreg I'd stop reading, period. But this fic has changed my mind just a little. Brilliantly done. Each update is a treat. Post HBP.
Correspondence- NC-17- Mystwriter: WIP: A personals club is started at Hogwarts and Harry begins to have feelings for the anonymous person he writes to. AU, pre OotP, fluff and extreme OOC-ness. Not really sure why I got into this as much as I did, actually, because OOC this major is usually a huge turn-off for me in fic- and I do seem to remember rolling my eyes an awful lot during this reading. But... it's strangely addictive. I can't even explain it. This is generally everything I hate about fanfic all wrapped up in a nutshell, and yet it's somehow weaseled it's way onto may rec list.
Correspondence- PG-13- Lethe: WIP: Pre OOtP. No, this is not a repeat- it's actually a completely different fic. Thank god. This is much better than the previous... funny and snarky and just overall fantastic. A bit of OOC and Hermione/Ginny. It should also be mentioned that this hasn't been updated in absolutely FOREVER- so I'm under the impression that it's been abandoned. (this one works too, but it only has the first 2 sections- even though it's MUCH easier to read!)
Deadly Green, Come Back To Life- NC-17- lisaroquin: Broken Harry directly after the defeat of Voldemort. Couple of spoilers for HBP. Minor character death.
De Capo al Coda- NC-17- augustaflapp: Fucked up Draco, dementors, minor character death (though how minor is really a matter of opinion), implied Ginny/Luna, evil Harry... just generally fucked up all around, and surprisingly good.
Draco In Darkness- PG-13- Plumeria: Pre OoTP, seventh year. Draco loses his eyesight after a Quidditch accident, after which he isolates himself from everyone. Harry tries to bring him out of his self imposed shell. Surprisingly in character considering that it was written two books ago.
*Dracos's Boy- R- empathic siren: WIP: Non-magical AU, OOC (though not as much as you might think). This is simply brilliant. Mostly I love Snape in this, because this is how I tend to think of Snape when he's around people he cares about (as in, not Harry and Gang)- snarky and caring despite himself.
*Draco‘s Love Fortunes and the House of Chen- PG-13- empathetic-siren: Fluff, but not overwhelmingly so. Beautifully written. Basically: Draco's an idiot, but it's okay because so is Harry.
Faith- R- Author Unkown: Yes, it's rated R, but don't expect any decent slash. It's rated that way for the violence: It'd probably be PG, maybe a soft PG-13 if it weren't fot that. BEYOND MAJOR OOC for absolutely everyone with the exceptions of (sorta) Percy, Neville, Ginny, Bill, Voldemort, and Sirius. Love, love, LOVE Bill in this. Fantastic characterization on his part... especially considering that this is pre OoTP, so I don't think we'd actually MET Bill yet. Other pairings include: Severus/Lucius, Blaise/Neville, Ron/Hermione, Seamus/OC (female), Sirius/Remus, hint of Ginny/OC (male)
Flash- R- ifyouweremine: End of war, MAJOR character death. I'm serious about this- the first line is "Even when he was dying, Harry was beautiful." Absolutely heartbreaking, especially at the end.
The Flesh Is Frail- NC-17- wildestranger: Post-war, sort of. A bit OOC. Draco is damaged beyond repair physically, but can Harry help heal the emotional scars?
The Foundation- NC-17- Newshound: WIP: Post-war, extreme OOC... but intriguing nonetheless.
Further Revelations- NC-17- corvidae9: Harry and Draco come back from their impromptu holiday and face the press, shocked Gryffindors, disgusted Slytherins, fugitive Death Eaters, and the prospect of a month of nonstop revision, each more lethal than the last. They probably should have stayed in France.
Gay Aurors- NC-17- charlotteschaos: WIP: This consists of episodes that can be read individually or as a whole. Harry and Draco are forced to partner up at work. Includes a very OOC Ron and an even more OOC Hermione.
Genesis- R- akahannah: A Draco-centric reimagining of HBP (lots of HBP spoilers). Mpreg and disturbing information about Molly Weasley of the "when I was pregnant" variety, but otherwise rather well done.
Ghost- PG-13- Keiko Yuki: WIP: Someone- or something- is haunting Draco. Possible major character death.
*Given the Choice- PG-13- son_of_darkness: Pre-slash (as in, nothing sexual happens). Harry gives Draco a second chance.
Happiness Involving a Tea House- nopejr: I read this quite some time ago, stuck it in my favorites list, and haven't read it since- so I don't really remember this too incredibly well. The descriptions are great... most importantly it's short, sweet, and to the point. Post war.
Harry Potter and the Ace of Cups- NC-17- C. Dumbledore: Yet another fanfic book 7, though this one is a little different and I like that. Very well written, but not one of my favorite of the "book 7" fics.
I Loved You Best- R- jamie2109: Angst. On the morning of the final battle, Harry wonders how Draco will remember him while Draco is asleep.
*Incurable- NC-17- Warholhp: WIP: Non-magical AU. Harry is a VERY different person than he is in the books thanks to what has happened to him. Brilliantly written, I'm anxious for the next chapter as soon as I finish one. I guess it's a good thing that this is updated reasonably often.
*Irresistable Poison- PG or PG-13, I can't remember which- rhysenn: Classic. I've heard it said that if you haven't read Irresistable Poison, you haven't read H/D, and I wholeheartedly agree. This is one of the first H/D fics I ever read... quite possibly the actual first. This was written pre OotP if I remember correctly, so there's definitely a lot of information that's been proven wrong since, but it's still a fantastic story. The author has Malfoy's personality down to a tee... still in school Harry & Gang. The story is classic H/D, but be warned that it's extremely long.
It Is Our Choices- PG-13- GBrampton: A "what if Harry had been put in Slytherin" fic. Angst to the extreme and major character death.
The Last Time- R- furiosity: Broken Draco and Harry trying to fix him.
*Left My Heart- NC-17- Emma Grant: Possibly pre OOtP, but I'm not sure about that. Absolutely fantastic and believable, and the best part? It's not only satisfyingly long, but it also has a sequel. That is called Surrender the Grey (which, of course, is also on this list). Basically... Harry has been sent to San Fransisco to find Draco, and he finds a lot more than he bargained for. I think I love this so much because it combines my two favorite literary genres: Fantasy and Mystery. Brilliant. Also features mention of past Draco/Neville and Draco/Seamus, Harry/OC, Draco/many OC's, hints of future Hermione/OC, and minor character death.
Lettered- NC-17- pir8fancier: The basis for this is far-fetched to my mind (as in, there's not a snowball's chance in hell that this would ever happen), but it's still a great read. I love how you only see the letters from Draco, and yet... between Draco's responses and the fact that we know Harry all too well by now, we know his replies almost down to the word without even having to see them. (There is a sequel to this, Lush Life, and a different companion piece of sorts by a different author, Reading Between the Lines; both of which are on this rec list.)
Letters To A Young Gentleman- PG- Halrloprillalar: I'm a sucker for letter fics, if you couldn't tell. This is short but it's so completely IC and hysterical that length isn't even an issue.
*Let's Pretend the War Is Over- PG (sadly)- pir8fancier: This is one of my favorite H/D fics. It stumbles a bit at first, but don't let that fool you- this fic is beautifully written, hillariously funny and sad at the same time... post-war and post HPB, features an insane Draco and a Harry that's trying to pick up the pieces.
The Lodger- PG- Mad Martha: Pre OOtP. Fantastically written. Also includes Ron/Hermione, implied Sirius/Remus, Fred/Angelina, Seamus/OC (female), Dean/OC (female). Minor character deaths.
Lush Life- R- pir8fancier: The completely FANTASTIC sequel to "Lettered", from Draco's POV (first person). We find out the choices both Harry and Draco made and it's heartbreaking and funny and absolutely wonderful. I so completely wish I could write as well as pir8fancier does, but alas...
Nocturne for Quill and Ink- NC-17- pushdragon: Completely heartbreaking in parts... broken Harry, and utterly-at-a-loss Draco. Fantastic.
Oblivious- PG- corvidae9: Sometimes it comes down to the fireworks, ice cream and a limited sphere of attention. The rest of the world is welcome to fade away. Fluff and a bit PWP.
On Daftness- NC-17- tracy_loo_who & ordencodex: Draco wants Harry. Harry wants Draco. So why is everything so difficult? Post war, and both Harry and Draco are adorably clueless.
Perspective- PG-13 to R so far, depending on chapter- Booklady: WIP: Pre-slash (as in no, no action aside from what's in Malfoy's head). Malfoy is well written. Violence.
Photo Album- NC-17- irisgirl: WIP: Post-war, OOC. Harry and Draco both teach at Hogwarts.
*Please Don't Ask Me- PG- jamie2109: Full blown angst at it's best. It breaks your heart but it's so beautifully written that you can't keep yourself from loving it (even though Malfoy is very OOC). This is another of my favorites. Harry/Ginny established, post-war.
The Quandary's Hope- R- Aarcher: WIP: OOC on Harry’s part (he’s good at potions!), non con… Harry's Potions skills have been well hidden until an accident occurs involving a deadly concoction. Malfoy has noticed not all seems well with his arch-nemesis, but why does he care? And where does a surly Potions master fit into the equation?
Reading Between the Lines- NC-17- Author unknown: Based off of "Lettered", but from Harry's POV. Fucking brilliant. Even pir8fancier, who originally wrote Lettered, said it was wonderful and right on.
Resistance- R- SilentAuror: Harry and Draco work together… I really don’t remember much more than that and I don’t have the patience to read it again right now. But I’m assuming that this is good considering the link ended up on my “to put on recs” list.
*Resolution- NC-17- Frances Potter: WIP: Pre OotP, also includes Hermione/Seamus, hints of Neville/Pansy, and recollections of Snape/James. Sort of. This only has ten chapters, but they're extremely long chapters, so don't go thinking you're getting gypped here. It's going to take you a very long time to get through those ten chapters. I want to point out that even though this is a WIP, the author hasn't updated in over a year... so if you're hoping for the story to continue, don't hold your breath. Also, the first chapter drags. A lot. The only reason I kept reading it was it had been recced to me and I figured I might as well read the whole damn thing. Once you get past that first bad chapter, it's actually really good and seriously addictive. Extreme OOC on Ron's part- LOTS of Ron bashing here (so be warned), which pisses me off, but hey. What can you do. A little OOC for Harry and Draco as well, but not enough to be bothersome. Parts of chapter 6 are just... heartbreaking. But in a good way.
The Revenant- NC-17- furiosity: Really, really good, if not a bit predictable. Not one of her best ones but it's still very well written. Major character death.
Run- PG-13/Rish- furiosity: Draco's still running and he doesn't even know why anymore. Interesting POV. You don't see 2nd person very often aside from Choose Your Own Adventure type things. The first couple of paragraphs are completely gorgeous.
Secrets- NC-17- Vorabiza: Post HBP, and a book 7 in it‘s own right (and is therefore extremely long). Very OOC as far as Harry, Draco, Snape, Lupin, Lucius, and Narcissa are concerned (though oddly pretty much everyone else is right on, go figure) Also features Lupin/Snape *shudder* Mild crossdressing in one chapter, but it's well done and believable. It's... definitely not one of my absolute favorites, but it IS well written. A bit of fluff starting around chapter... 8-10 ish. I think.
Seven Minutes In the Garden of Wizarding Delights- R- hackthis: Post HBP. Set during sixth year- the Slytherins have a party, and *someone* invited the damn Gryffindors. I love Malfoy's denial, he's just clinging desperately to his heterosexuality no matter what happens- despite the fact that no one but him is convinced... brilliantly done.
*The Shadow of His Wings- NC-17: WIP: So, so good... the only bad part is that the author actually has a life *gasp* and rarely updates. Harry and gang are 25 now, Harry and Draco are both professors at Hogwarts. This was started pre-HBP, so even though it's a WIP, I'm sure it'll stay pre-HBP (especially since changing it would require a complete overhaul and rewrite, and that would suck.) Post war.
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi- G/PG: WIP: Post war, and another fic based entirely on letters (we get both sides in this one, though). Harry/Draco is still a tentative (but platonic) friendship as of yet.
Soon- PG-13- kaalee: Angst, though incredibly written.
*Splinters- R- Resimesdra: Non- con (sort of), OOC, violence, humiliation, angst. This is completely unlike anything else I’ve ever read before in this fandom. Harry is… cruel, abusive, sadistic, and generally just majorly fucked up. It’s an interesting take on what could happen to him after having to kill. Amazingly done. In addition, this fic got me hooked on the song "The Trouble With Me" by Robbie Williams... not sure whether that's a good thing or not.
Starts With A Spin- NC-17- maxine_chan: Love it, love it, love it. It gets more and more OOC as it goes along, but the story's so great and you're so addicted to it by then that you don't really mind. Still in school Harry and the gang.
*Surrender the Grey- NC-17- Emma Grant: Pre HBP. A wonderful addition to Left My Heart. I suppose it might be able to stand alone, but I strongly suggest that you read Left My Heart first. Not only is it a wonderful read, it will ensure that you don't walk into the fic going "WTF?". Features minor character death, Hermione/OC
Swan Song- PG-13- ifyouweremine: Ouch. Definitely ouch. This is almost physically painful to read, especially the last line. It feels like the author just suckerpunches you right at the end. This is just a drabble, though, which is disappointing because I want to know what happens now.
Sweet- (NC-17)- lydiabennet: This is not one of my favorite fics, generally, and it probably would've gone unrecced except for one amazingly done detail that makes this stand out in my mind. Very OOC (with the singular exception of the spell casting and whatnot in the beginning)... but that lollipop thing was absolutely to DIE for. Brilliantly done. Post war.
Tainted- R- wicked_lady82: WIP: Brilliant, thus far. It has some interesting twists with wild magic and greek mythology that I find fascinating. I think this is post HBP, but don't quote me on it.
Tented- NC-17- devilfancy: Harry and Draco are on a mission, and it's NOT going well. At all. First and foremost, this is fucking hysterical. I now have the image of a pint sized dragon jumping up and down on Harry's stomach, trying to be ferocious, imprinted on my brain. I'm laughing as I'm writing that, even. That said... this does include sorta non-con, so be warned of that possible squick.
Too Late?- R- devilfancy: PWP and outright smut, coming up! This is gorgeous and just... guh. I've just read this for the first time and am completely incapable of making a coherant comment on the fic. Just read it.
The Trouble With Birthdays OR How Kit Procrastinated Two Days Away- R- Kit: WIP: Crackfic. A completely hilarious fic told through wizarding e-mail, which is based around the premise that Harry was supposed to be given to Voldemort as a birthday gift from his death eaters. Draco got him by accident. Needless to say… Draco is happy and Voldemort is NOT.
*Twenty Things About Draco Malfoy As Remembered By Harry Potter- unknown rating- anael: Post HBP. Nothing outright H/D here, but it's pre-slash. Lots of hints and clues about a future relationship. I love that Harry's talking directly to Draco in this... so honest (brutally so, in parts) and funny and heart-on-the-sleeve.
Twice Shy- R- Krissie: WIP: Draco runs into Harry in the muggle world after a nasty break-up with Pansy... A bit of het. OOC. This is the opposite of the way most Harry/Draco fics seem to go- Draco is the hesitant one, the one who’s not sure about having a relationship with a man. Interesting.
Under the Ivy- PG-13- coffeejunkii: Both men are broken, but maybe they can help fix each other. Brilliant. Harry is particularly well written in this, I think.
*Unintended- NC-17- furiosity: Completely fucking brillaint, just like everything else furiosity writes. It's hard to believe that it's even possible for someone to write like this. Even the alternate ending is... guh. If you want the story a little fluffy, read the first ending. If you want completely fucking heartbreaking, read the alternate.
The Unofficial Biography of Harry Potter- NC-17- rubymoth: PWP, Post-HBP with minor spoilers, a little fluff. Mostly... this is just funny.
The Virtues of the Common Cold (and Other Wizarding Primers)- PG- sheafrotherdon: Fluff and PWP, neither of which tolerate well (I need something resembling a PLOT, dammit), but this is cute so it's okay. And the interaction between Harry and Draco is great. I especially love the first line. Post-war.
We Are the Champions- R- pir8fancier: WIP (crackfic): Okay, so aside from the fact that I like pretty much anything that pir8fancier writes... this is absolutely fucking hysterical. I seem to remember having to stop reading several times because I was laughing so hard. Still in school Harry & Gang. Also Blaise/Pansy and a mention of previous Draco/Blaise.
Welcome To Wherever You Are- R- furiosity: Have I ever mentioned that furiosity is freaking brilliant? Yeah... because she is. End of war and post war, post HBP. Things don't go quite as anybody had planned.
Whatever Life Brings (la vita è bella)- R- furiosity: Drug use. Post-war dark fic. Features a fucked up Harry trying to do the right thing, and Draco...well, being himself.
What If- NC-17- Katrina Marie Pace: WIP: Fluff to the extreme and very OOC (particularly as far as Draco is concerned)- but this is an interesting piece in that it explores what would've happened if Harry had accepted Draco's friendship on the train the first day.
Woodlark Pulpit- Will eventually be NC-17 according to author- Roses: WIP: After making a strange discovery at Hogwarts in his sixth year, Harry is given a daunting mission by an unlikely source. He turns to his friends for help, setting off a chain reaction with far-reaching results.
Twentysomething- R to NC-17- hackthis: Everyone has to move on eventually... Flashbacks of Draco/Blaise, implied unrequited Harry/Draco. Absolutely BRILLIANT. I'd never even considered the possibility of this pairing before I read this fic. Now... hmm. It's an interesting idea...
*The Zacharias Trilogy- NR- mistful: This is completely amazing and funny and just generally fantastic. But mostly funny. (By the end, "Zacharias shrugged." is the most hillarious line ever. Then again, I have a warped sense of humor like that.) This, like Harry/Blaise, is a pairing I’d never even imagined before reading this fic. Probably because generally I think Draco would rather gouge his eyes out than even THINK about dating a Hufflepuff, but it works here. Also minor (and rather unintentional) Harry/Zacharias and unrequited Harry/Draco. Poor Harry :(.
I haven't been able to find too many of these even though I love this ship. Mostly, my recommendation here is to go to fleshdress's livejournal and read her Sirius/Lupin stuff. Other than that, I've found the following fantastic pieces:
Concerning Flying Lessons, Snuffboxes, and One Hundred Galleons- NC-17- Mary Borsellino: MWPP, also features James/Lily. I think one word covers this- awww. It's a little fluffy, but it's really just sweet and cute and very good.
Fall On Me- PG- Marina Frants: Pre-slash, gorgeously written, pre OOtP
Harry Has Two Godfathers- PG- Der Fischmob (Greer S. & Harlem): This is just completely hilarious in a fall-out-of-your-chair-because-you-were-laughing-so-hard kind of way. Based off of the "-- has two daddies/mommies" books for kids. Also hints at a possible Harry/Ron or Harry/Draco in the future.
*Last Laugh- PG- Lise: MWPP. James and Sirius try to top each other with pranks. This is so, so funny and I can totally see them doing this. And I love the last line. Completely brilliant.
*No One Ever Said It Would Be This Hard- PG?- Kel: Oh. My. God. This is just so gorgeous there aren't even appropriate words. Set during Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts, this fic describes what went on behind the scenes in heartbreaking detail. Because of that- angst, obviously, and (again, obviously) a major death.
Something Borrowed- PG-13- musesfool: (Otherwise known as "the infamous shirt fic". MWPP, pre OOtP, completely and utterly wonderful. Also includes Remus/Lily and Sirius/many OC's
Thing- R- Cimorene and Wax Jism: This seems to be pre OOtP. It should probably be mentioned that certain sections of this are a bit hard to follow- of course, that may just be me being dense. The other issue I had is that it seems like Remus is OOC here. I just don't buy the whole idea that he's a violent lover, even with hormones and everything involved. I mean, I know that technically, he's considered a Dark Creature. I know that werewolves would generally tear you to pieces without thinking anything of it. But that's his TRANSFORMED persona. Remus really isn't like that, and I don't think that his being a werewolf would transfer to other areas of his life when he's human. That being said... this is beautifully written and definitely worth the time to read.
(This is NOT one of my normal ships, generally, but I've stumbled on a few good ones.)
*Into This Night I Wander- R- geekwriter143: Post war and post HBP. Ron is heartbreakingly fucked up in this fic, though Harry tries to help him as much as he can. Also Hermione/Neville. Minor character death. *While you're at it, go read the rest of geekwriter143's stuff. She doesn't generally do HP fanfic but she's an excellent writer, and that makes her fics enjoyable whether you even know the canon or not. She also has some awesome originals too (Paul and Adam immediately comes to mind, though that's a WIP and looks like it will remain that way for a very long time), and a few LOTRips that are absolutely wonderful. She's the kind of writer that I'd love to be... even on the bad days that EVERY writer has, her writing is still quite good. I've never read anything of hers that I didn't like. (alright, enough gushing)*
So This Is Love- PG-13- Gryffindor Goddess: WIP: Extreme OOC for Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Gay bashing. Sickeningly sweet fluff (especially the further along the storyline it goes), and it often goes into "What the fuck" territory, but it's strangely addictive. Complete and utter case of "pretending that HBP never happened".
*You're Me?!- PG-13: Ron and Hermione switch for a day. Absolutely hysterical.
Real Methods of Divination- PG- author unknown: I've never been into femmeslash, surprisingly, but this is gorgeous and completely perfect. This stops in year 4 so I have to assume that this is pre OotP.
*Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Fifteen Minutes- PG- cleolinda: This isn't technically fanfiction, it's a parody of the movie, but I'm putting it on here anyway (because it deserves a spot on this list, dammit) Hysterical. Beyond hysterical. I wish I had the comic genius to have thought even half of this stuff up.
*Regenisis- PG-13- lyras: Another of my favorite fics, even though it features a couple of ships that I don't particularly care for. Amazingly done. This is stuff I can actually see J.K. Rowling doing. Post HBP, if I remember correctly. Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione. Neville/Luna possibilities implied.
*Twenty Random Facts About Harry Potter (As Told By Remus Lupin and Sirius Black)- unknown rating- dramaphile: Love, love, LOVE this fic. It's funny and sad and sweet and so fucking brilliant I can hardly stand it. I can so picture James, Lily, Remus, and Sirius doing the stuff on the list. Number 8 is an outright lie, but the rest of them SO make up for that. Number 12 is my favorite, closely followed by 15 and 16. Number 19 gave me chills.
*Twenty Random Things About Draco Malfoy- unknown rating- furiosity: Minor HBP spoilers. It wouldn't surprise me if J.K. Rowling confirmed each and every one of these to be true. Brilliantly done and a fantastic insight into our favorite Slytherin's brain. 8 and 13 are my favorites, and 20 is just... guh.
ARTICLES ON HARRY POTTER
*Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Antagonist- NR- Melissa Walker: I'm not sure I really agree with everything in this article, but it brings up several interesting points (particularly the whole "red herring" idea). Suggested reading for any Harry Potter fan.