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This entry is mainly just to let those who post on message boards with me know why I haven't been around much (or at all) this past week or so. However, since my absence probably hasn't been noticed on some of the smaller boards (because I have popped in once or twice) this entry is kinda pointless for those. However, in explaining what I've been doing those who enjoy HP fanfic might find something of interest behind the cut.

Cause that's what I've been doing, reading fanfic. I honestly didn't mean for it to turn into a massive read-fest - I was actually coming down off my post-Deathly Hallows read-fest and hadn't been planning to start another on the heels of it - at least not another HP read-fest. But you know what they say about plans. Anyway, this read-fest started because I was searching for a fic, one that I'd been reading which someone had informed me had been completed since last I checked. Well, apparently I never got around to actually saving the link for said fic, so I've had to search the hard way... Probably not the best idea, because I kept getting distracted in my search by the pretty pretty fanfics. None of which were the one I was looking for, so my search isn't over yet. ;)

The plus side of this is that I've found some good fics that I hadn't read before - YAY!

I'm not really going to call this a recs list, because probably not all of them will be added to my official recs list... Oh, who am I kidding they'll all probably end up on it. *cough*

Dark Lord Potter by pureb99
PG-13 (WIP) gen
Summary: AU. Harry's life is turned upside down when he discovers he is in fact a wizard. Together with a young Nymphadora Tonks, He begins a journey that turns him into a powerful dark lord. All Seven years in one story
Chapters 18
Note: I've marked this gen, because for now (the fic has just started them into Year Two) it is "gen," but I suspect this one is going to end up a Harry/Tonks (YAY) story, and H/T would be het. So, for those who loathe het you might want to avoid this one even though it is good... Though I admit that this story, at times, moves a bit faster than I feel it should... There's just one or two things that would work a bit better (I think) with a bit more explanation/narrative behind them, but it's nothing major.

Paraselenic by EmpyrealFantasy
R (WIP) slash
Summary: With maturity comes understanding, and Harry understands just fine. After ten years in training, Harry returns to the moment he left…with a whole new plan for himself. «The Light will never know what hit it» Vampire!Harry Dark!Harry
Chapters 17

The Serpent of the South by Lord Darky
R (WIP) gen
Summary: Unceremoniously cast into Middle Earth, Harry unites the discordant tribes of the Haradrim under his banner as the Serpent Lord. Soon, he is presented a beautifully crafted ring by a courier of Sauron... and it is precious to him. [LoTR Crossover]
Chapters 2
(I'm not sure about this one - the summary sounds like it is going to be interesting, but since there's only two chapters so far who knows.
Also, I labeled this "gen" because the author says no slash, but doesn't say whether or not there will be het - from the summary and all I'd say the pairings (if any) probably won't be the main focus, but again I could be wrong.

On the Wings of a Phoenix by makoyi
PG-13 (WIP) gen
Summary: AU, where nothing as simple as good vs. evil. A summer spent trapped in Number 4 and barred from contact with his friends leads to Harry accepting an offer to correspond with a Death Eater. The consequences of thinking for oneself are far reaching.
Chapters 31
This one may already be on my recs list, I'm not sure, but I had read most of it awhile back.

At the Hands of the Other by The-Caitiff
PG-13 (incomplete) gen
Summary: Summer after fifth year. Voldemort kidnaps Harry and they agree to fulfill the prophecy once and for all. What starts as a simple duel to the death gets complicated real quick.
Chapters 12
(I've marked this incomplete because it's been over a year since it was last updated. However, the last posted chapter is a fairly decent ending place, so you could just read it and feel like it was a complete fic because you aren't really left hanging.)

The Stag and the Dragon by Kenya Starflight
PG (complete) gen
Summary: Crossover and OoTP AU. It's Harry's fifth year, and a desperate Dumbledore hires a new Dark Arts teacher who might prove to wreak more havoc than Umbridge ever could... Darth Vader.
Chapters 21 (14)
(I admit I have a few problems with this one. It is a good story, but some of the elements really stretch me when it comes to the whole "suspension of disbelief" thing. The biggest one - the Empire not only knows about Earth but the WW itself and has (until this fic starts) been completely content to just leave it alone... I could accept that they knew about Earth but saw no reason to butt in, but it's them knowing about the WW on Earth that keeps causing me problems, of course I haven't finished reading it yet either.
The sad thing is, I'm usually real good when it comes to fanfic and the whole SoD thing - it's when I pay to read a fic where that usually bugs me, because usually I can just kick back and enjoy all mannor of fanfic.

So now you know what I've been doing instead of message board posting. *sigh* I'm also about to reread one of the stories, because I kinda rushed through the original read. Then, of course, I'd like to finish the one above I haven't finished reading yet, and (finally) I still need to find the story that got me started in all this - so who knows when the fanfic will release me. ;)
Yeah I noticed you not being around, good to know that there's nothing wrong though. *hugs* :)
... *sees self on there*

I know it is ultra loser-ly to Google one's own fanfic... but I really can't help it in this case. XD


Yay! *glomp*