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These are all Erik/Charles fics. So yeah, slash. As promised, I tried to stick to non-epic/one shots with no angst.

Read more... )

EDIT6: Still going...

super-oblivious!Charles - Crack. Erik gives himself a concussion with head-desking.

Holiday Lights Battle - Crack and Holiday Fluff. Mitosis cookies!

--- Some non XMFC recs! ---

The Dementors of Azkaban - AU for HP year 3. Pure crack.

Lessons with Hagrid - More crack. In which Hagrid teaches Occlumency.

fic recs

Dec. 14th, 2010 11:32 pm
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HP/Marvel comics xover - Pure crack. I was in tears. *heheh*

HP/ST:TNG xover - another hilarious fic featuring Q inflicting his presence on Hogwarts. I get the feeling it didn't quite end at the last chapter tho...

On the Way to Greatness - A serious non crossover HP fic this time. This is a Harry sorted into Slytherin fic which tries to avoid all the cliches of the genre.

The Best Revenge - A Snape mentors Harry fic where the adults aren't incompetent and are willing to step up to take the risks that a student shouldn't be left to deal with.
tanithryudo: (Odd Sort)
In the same vein as the summary/spoilers cashew linked to for HP book 7 (I haven't worked up the motivation to actually go to the store and read the actual book), I found another author who did similiar treatments for several other HP books. These are much longer, chapter-by-chapter analyses, but still somewhat amusing to read. :)

Listed in order of being read/written by the author

Half Blood Prince main page

Prisoner of Azkaban
Chapter 0&1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Sorcerer's Stone
Chapter 0&1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Deathly Hallows
Chapter 0&1 2 3 4 5 ...tbc
tanithryudo: (Unsung Heroes)
Overheard somewhere today that HP7 will be out in July. So I did a google search and picked wiki to read as the best way to have the news summed up for me. :P

Anyway, not in that fandom anymore. And certainly not expecting much out of it. But a couple of citings on the wiki article that got my attention...

"There's no University for Wizards."

Why am I not surprised...

"Questioner: There’s an important kind of redemptive pattern to Snape.
"Rowling: He, um, there’s so much I wish I could say to you, and I can't because it would ruin. I promise you, whoever asked that question, can I just say to you that I'm slightly stunned that you've said that and you'll find out why I'm so stunned if you read Book Seven. That's all I’m going to say."

Sounds like she's going to go the route of Snape really as evil. Boo... unless the bad guys win, in which case yay.

"I can completely understand, however, the mentality of an author who thinks, well, I'm going to kill them off because that means there can be no non-author-written sequels'"


Well, if after all this time with the fanfic-dom online and she still hasn't learned... well, can't say much to that.

On another subject... any mentions of GW on any that wanking community lately?
tanithryudo: (Unsung Heroes)
The first page isn't intersting, but there are some things I wanted to respond to starting from page 2.

The xover of major muggle and wizard events/wars - OMG, don't even try to put those together. Especially not by someone with only a layman's (or less) understanding of history and politics. I can buy something like that out of, say, Harry Turtledove or Eric Flint, who actually do comprehensive research on the moments in history they open their mouths about. But JKR? Stick to imaginary wand-waving. Please.

Muggle to Wizard population ratio - Well, at least JKR honestly admits that she's hopeless at math. How else do you come up with 40 kids in one grade level (Harry's) and then blurts out 600 for the student population of Hogwarts... yeah. But ~3000 wizards in Britain? With only a tiny portion of even those (see page 3) working for Voldemort. And yet they can be a global threat to the world? And with the pitiful magicks that the Potterverse has shown? Excuse me for being skeptical, to say the least.

The anti-shipping stuff - Okay, this time it's the interviewers being an idiot, and JKR is at least smart enough to be politic to avoid breaking her food bowl. But it brings to mind the fact that these people are utter idiots for not realizing that for any story, once it's published and read, becomes the interpretation of the reader, whatever the reader believes. The writer has no right to the readership's (or a reader's) beliefs on how things should be in the story.

Draco - I'm not touching this one with a 10-foot pole. I'm sure [insanejournal.com profile] cashew will have something to say about it though. :p

The prophecy - I think this is probably the only worthwhile information given in the interview (it's on page 3). Basically, the prophecy regarding Harry and Voldemort was more of a MacBeth/Oedipus kind of self-perpetuating prophecy than a Tolkein or standard sci-fi/fantasy "it *must* happen this way and the timeline is set" kind of prophecy. That bodes well for fanfics, if nothing else. :p

The rationale for Slytherin House - Regardless there were some actually decent sentiments in Rowling's reply, the sheer condescension of the reply and the tone of the interviewer just... argh! Irritates me, to say the least.

Snape - I know there's oodles of ambiguous clues in the books pointing that Snape's allegiance is still with the side of light. But from a lot of Rowling's responses (as well as her personal dislike of the person she based the character on), it seems that one of the twists in the next book might be that Snape is actually evil. While at this point, I'm not sure I'd care that much about the good side winning, I do think that would be such a cheapening/slaughtering of his character after all this time. It'd be pointless. Meh.
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Warning: This contains spoilers. You have been warned.

Read more... )
tanithryudo: (Unsung Heroes)
I have... no excuse for this. Really. Um. It's another random snippet in the middle of the Psidai xover.

Scene: Rikkai Intensive Training Session
Series: The Psidai/GATE/HP/Etc. xover/sidestory series...thing.
Fandom: Prince of Tennis, GATE, Harry Potter
Rating: PG for language
Warnings: Crack. Randomness. HP-bashing, sort of.
Word Count: 2030

aka. Recruitment Attempt #2 )

Disclaimer: I don't own Prince of Tennis. I don't own Harry Potter. I don't own GATE manga, though the actual constellations and mythology we're using is probably public domain.
tanithryudo: (Fandom Immortal)
I've been on a YYH kick lately, having been watching the anime. I've naturally also been reading the fics on fanfiction.net, and have found several HP/YYH crossovers, including two C2 communities. Some might remember my little mini-rant on the subject some time ago. Well, now that I've much more experience in the genre, and more time for introspection, I thought I'd write up a more coherent analysis of the stereotypes in the genre. And why they suck.

(Note: Potterverse bashing ahead. Consider yourself warned.)

My issues with HP/YYH stereotypes... )
tanithryudo: (Unsung Heroes)
Urge to curbstomp the HP-verse... rising...

EDIT to add:

Read 2 long multi-chapter fics from the YYH folder at ffnet which claimed to be xovers with HP. I was hoping for yaoi/slashy goodness (since both authors had slash/yaoi fics in their favorites list), but not only was there not a smidgeon of Hiei/Kurama, but no HP pairings either.

And even worse was the ham-handed way they tried to make the HP-verse somehow a peer to the late-series YYH characters. You have got to be kidding me. Demon lord Yusuke and even Class A's like Kurama & Hiei can take out blocks of people and buildings with a casual sneeze. The Potterverse looked at Pettigrew's one block per shot spell like it was the end-all-be-all.

Harry would get his butt kicked by *Ranma*, much less the YYH gang. And the idiot plot gimmies of letting Harry learn ki-stuff that makes him really powerful by YYH standards in just a couple of months... what is he, Ranma? He's *never* shown that kind of growth curve, power-wise. Or even studies-wise, while we're at it.

(And no, saying that we can give the YYH gang the ability to do magic to "even things up" does NOT work, when none of them *needs* that kind of magic. At all. Not in everyday life. And sure as HECK not in combat.)

And *then*! The WORST of the IDIOCY! One of the fics had the YYH kids undercover at Hogwarts and freaking HIEI got sorted into freaking GRYFFINDOR!!?!?! WTF?!? Because he's got a soft spot for his sister and is loyal to his friends? WTF?!? Apparently all Slytherin is good for is being traitorous to everyone else not yourself... despite all he house/family/blood pride going on? WTF?!?

So I guess we IGNORE the fact that Hiei is a friggin' DEMON. IGNORE the fact that he IS a DARK CREATURE. IGNORE the fact that he'd soon as eviscerate you as look at you. IGNORE the fact that the only reason he doesn't go on homicidal rampages in the human world is because the other Tantei would immediately kick his butt and ship him up the creek to Reikai. [sarcasm]Yeah, that just makes him *perfect* Gryffindor material, doesn't it?[/sarcasm]

And no, I'm not saying those traits should be the reaons to send him to Slytherin (aside from mabye the dark magics thing). He should be in Slytherin because he's cunning, sneaky, ambitious, and is a successful survivalist despite being tossed out as a newborn into the ruthless world of the Demon realm. He's willing (even eager) to get his hands dirty doing the jobs those people stuck on their moral high horses are too squeamish to do. And he doesn't suffer fools.

But do those idiot authors even care? Do they even try to *THINK* a tad deeper than the conclusions their biases immediately jumps to? No. Because Harry Potter and Gryffindor is the end-all-be-all of GOOD GUYS, and if you're "good guys", you'll be in Gryffindor and automatically end up friends with Potty, all willing and eager to tell him all your deep dark secrets and teach him your most powerful abilities.

Geeze, the Potty-fans sicken me, sometimes

*huffs* [/end rant]
tanithryudo: (Odd Sort)
I'm... er... almost somewhat embarrassed that I actually wrote this out. But my muses just wouldn't shut up about it until I wrote everything up.

Unfortunately, it's a scene that's smack in the middle of the side-story/xover thing that [insanejournal.com profile] cashew and I were talking about earlier. So without the complicated setup before, the content of the story as in why's what happening is probably going to be incomprehensible to anyone else. Oh well. Read at your own risk.

Scene: The Sorting
Series: The Psidai/GATE/HP/Etc. xover/sidestory series...thing.
Fandom: Prince of Tennis, GATE, Harry Potter
Rating: PG for language
Warnings: Crack. Randomness. HP-bashing, sort of.
Word Count: 5803

Random Scene: The Sorting )

Disclaimer: I don't own Prince of Tennis. I don't own Harry Potter. I don't own GATE manga, though the actual constellations and mythology we're using is probably public domain.

Addendum: Added the girls goggling over Ohtori and snipped a few parts to make the word count 5666. XD

Addendum (6/2/05): Corrected the name error for Kentaro and some other stuff.
tanithryudo: (Default)
This is inspired by the "GATE" manga volume 1, by Hirotaka Kisaragi [personal profile] cashew and I were squealing over today. And yes, this also led to more insane crossover ideas for our PoT Psidai universe.

About the manga/mangaka )

About the mythology of the 4 Beast-Gods )

The quadrants and their Seishuku )

D-travel )
tanithryudo: (Plot Bunnies)
This is inspired by the "GATE" manga volume 1, by Hirotaka Kisaragi [insanejournal.com profile] cashew and I were squealing over today. And yes, this also led to more insane crossover ideas for our PoT Psidai universe.

About the manga/mangaka )

About the mythology of the 4 Beast-Gods )

The quadrants and their Seishuku )

D-travel )
tanithryudo: (Atobe)
...because [insanejournal.com profile] cashew has been showing me Tenipuri eps and I've been reorganizing my HP fic folders.

Supposing an AU where "Prince of Tennis" was "Prince of Quidditch"... who would play what spot on the Seigaku team? For those unfamiliar with Quidditch roles (I had to look it up myself ^^;), there's 7 spots total - 1 seeker, 1 keeper, 3 chasers, 2 beaters. There are 9 members to the main cast of Tenipuri, and 8 Seigaku regulars. So I guess we have 2 for reserves.

Off the top of my head, my impressions would be:

Chasers: Oishi, Kikumaru, Fuji
Beaters: Kawamura, Momoshiro
Keeper: Kaido
Seeker: Echizen
Reserves: Inui (also manager), Tezuka (who can probably sub in for any position)

I have this mental image of Eiji doing his acrobatics on a broomstick and making quaffle shots from the oddest angles/positions. Then again, he would also make a good seeker, since he has the best eyesight and reflexes... but then Ryoma would have to be a Chaser (he doesn't cooperate well) or Beater (not good due to his small stature)... But I suppose it could also go:

Chasers: Inui, Kaido, Momoshiro
Beaters: Kawamura, Oishi
Keeper: Echizen
Seeker: Kikumaru

HP Recs

Nov. 5th, 2004 04:29 am
tanithryudo: (Odd Sort)
...Because [insanejournal.com profile] cashew wanted more reading material. Not all of these are completed fics, and I'm aware our tastes differ, but here's a few I've come across recently:

Author: Shivani Blue (at ffnet) - The cool thing about this author is that she updates very frequently. She also tends to write pro/powerful-Harry fics, so if you hate the character, this may not be for you. But try a few anyways.

* Biology - Completed Fic - Harry/Blaise - post OotP, featuring Evil!Dumbledore

* Induction - Completed Fic - HP/SS - post OotP, featuring a lot of hypnosis fun

* Forsaken - WIP - HP/DM - post OotP, featuring Dark!Harry (or rather, Harry joining a NotAsEvil!Voldemeort) and Evil!Dumbledore

* Crumbling Pedestal - WIP - HP/SS - My current favority of the bunch. It splits off into AU from around the fourth book. Features time travel, the Founders, Slytherin!Harry (literally!) and progressing nicely. The beginning starts off a little awkward, but things get better once we get into the past, and my favorite parts are after we return to the present-ish.


In Memory I, by Becka - WIP. This AU features a young Harry brought up by Death Eaters... but not the service of Voldemort. Features Reedemed!Death Eaters (especially love the characterization of Lucius), Revolutionary/Slytherin!Harry, and other unique storyline flavors. The author says it will eventually be both HP/DM and HP/SS. I must admit that for once, the latter pairing leaves me boggling in this case.
tanithryudo: (Grad Student)
Haven't done one of these for a while. Most of these aren't stuff I've just only discovered. Some have been knocking around my harddrive/bookmarks for weeks or months now.

Misc recs - LOTR & HP )

Highlander Fics: )

More will be forthcoming in the future, I hope.
tanithryudo: (Unsung Heroes)
Well, this morning just dragged on and on. I got up early so I can finally get [insanejournal.com profile] ossian's bday present mailed. Managed to get out of the house at like... 8:30 or so.

Spent ~2 hours just figuring out *how* I was gonna do this. What with packaging and boxing and whatever. I think I spent maybe 1 hour of it in the car just wrapping/packaging. Maybe 15-30 minutes of that time was spent on the road... specifially, spent on getting lost on the road. Driving by memory for me isn't really a good idea, even in my home city, which is a really really sad testament to the state of my memory. ^_^;;

Then spent half an hour or so in line at the post office and then sending the sucker off. I used express mail, since I spent so much time on the thing already that I might as well make it worth my time. This means that it'll get to the destination really fast (hopefully). It *should* get to Edmonton on Monday, or at least that's what the ads claim. But at the very latest it ought to get there by early next week. I think you may have to sign for it though, [insanejournal.com profile] ossian, so let's hope it gets there when you're home, else you might need to drop by the post office for it. :p But hey, at least it'll get there on time.

After that I decided that since it's close to noon, I might as well grab some fast food and go see a movie. Since I figured there'll be eateries next to the theater, I went there first...after some more confused directions and driving (*sweatdrop*). Got a ticket for the 12 o'clock Harry Potter 3 showing, which left me with like 30 minutes to run down a block or so to Burger King and grab something to go. I finished a small chocolate milkshake on my way back (it's really hot out today) and managed to sneak in a to-go bag with a 8-pc box of chicken tenders to the theater. I'm so bad. :p

spoilers ahoy for the movie )

Well, that's enough yakking for now. I'm pretty much out of stuff to say. Hope that review was informative. Maybe I'll go see Shrek 2 some other time.
tanithryudo: (Odd Sort)
No, I didn't buy the book and bring it with me. I'm using an e-version. Just thought these notes might be of help in future Rumbles threads or fanfics. At the very least it'll save me from hunting down references in the future.

And no, I don't have too much time on my hands (well, actually, I might, but not for this). Each chapter is pretty short. Typing takes a bit more time, yes, but not that much.

Chapter 1: The Boy Who Lived

snipped for length )
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