D (epithalamium) wrote,

HP recs

Double post today for some recs! Haven't had the time to catch up with [community profile] rs_games, but I'm gonna sit down at some point for the whole thing hopefully.

Just Smoke PG-13 Two very different impromptu trips to Amsterdam. One before and one after.
Or: The boys do touristy things in Amsterdam while Sirius is mid-breakdown, Remus is very much Not in Love with Him, James is keen to get high, and Peter just wants to see some naked ladies.
Team Remus.

What's not to love about this fic? There's boys being silly and awkward, which is my fave combination, but also amidst all the shenanigans there's always the threat of the war (both in the flashback but also in contemporary time), the pain of being in love, and really just the connections we have with other people. There is a moment in the fic that I totally expected already (the writer has mentioned it lol), but it still gave me the chills actually reading the scene unfold.

Where you stop the story PG There are countless points to end the story at. Countless opportunities to leave it at the worst, but also at the best of times. If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. Team Sirius.

A series of snapshots with Sirius, Remus, and the people in their lives. Sometimes very fun and vibrant, sometimes sober and heartbreaking. The artist chose to stop at a very good moment I feel like. Defo a good interpretation of the prompt.

Dropped Dead Gorgeous for [community profile] hd_fan_fair R Draco Malfoy is hired to organise a funeral party on the anniversary of Harry Potter's first death.
This of course has everything to do with how he is a true artiste with lace, fripperies, and dead bodies, and absolutely nothing to do with why Harry Potter keeps inviting him out to dinner.

So if that premise is not enough to make you read this beautiful and surprisingly tender comic (I mean, I was expecting something a la The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh, but got something that actually made me go 'awww'), please do yourself a favour and check it out for the outfits Harry tried on for the funeral of the year. That and the badass ladies.

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Tags: fandom: harry potter, rec list
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