||[Jul. 16th, 2004|09:14 pm]
Order of the Reviewers
Ok, I'll jump in first - crossposted from FAP out of sheer laziness :). Please whap me over the head about those LJ tags you've been mentioning, should I've messed up.|
Oh, and NM - are we including or excluding NC-17 rating for this new venture? No preference - I'd just like to know :).
My Teenage Fan Club by After the Rain – I just *have* to quote the summary of this, it’s so priceless:
I recalled several small incidents from the last few months and came to an alarming conclusion. I had a teenage fan club ... How had I become so popular with the twelve-to-sixteen-year-old set? What did they see in a shabbily dressed, prematurely greying Defence Against the Dark Arts professor? And sweet Merlin, why couldn’t this have happened to me twenty years ago?
Has various female students throwing himself at Remus, who is not *quite* as perceptive as Lockhart would have been :). Snape has something to say about it, though. Utterly delightful characterisation, creativity and dialogue make reading this a *very* fun experience.
Author Never Read:
The True Nature of Love by Simone2677 – three chapters so far of what promises to be an intriguing Harry/Draco epic with excellent plotting and characterisation, and the jumps forward and backward in time make for a very exciting, fast-paced read.
Ship Not Usually Read:
Little Things by Pandora Culpa – Remus/Tonks is a very unusual ship for me, but Pandora Culpa does it beautifully. Set in the aftermath of Tonks’s death, it’s the little, ordinary, daily things that remind Remus most strongly of their relationship, and the personality of his lover. I’m not much into het, and don’t usually like either character too much, but this hurt very badly, in a very quiet way.
Jigsaw by Lazy_neutrino – knowing his former fellow Death Eaters are coming for him, Regulus Black stacks all his hopes in his brother Sirius – but will he come in time to save him? Will he come at all? Lazy_neutrino packs an incredible amount of emotion, tension and backstory into a very short piece so skilfully that the way in which it creeps up and chills you to the core looks almost effortless. Very powerful!
Same Thread Poster:
Marked by Elektra Vindexis – Tom/Lucius, sex, force, power-games, what more can you ask for :)? That story made me squirm, hold my breath, speculate and ponder about characterisation and motives… slash to make you think – as it should be!
The Five Steps by Ari – hands down the very best ‘Harry struggling with Sirius’s death’ angst story I’ve ever read. It shows that grief can neither be classified, nor rationalised, it just *is*, immediate and unbearable. But it may lessen, a little, in time. Ari’s Harry just *hurt* to read, and left a memorable impact on me – not something you’ll be able to forget any time soon. Extremely highly recommended!