I'll admit it, my guilty pleasure is Harry Potter fanfic. I don't read any other kind simply because I don't know any other series well enough. I'm obsessed with Hermione, probably because I want to be her, so I generally avoid stories that aren't Hermione!centric and Grangerverse. If you must know, here are my favorite ships:
1) Hermione/Remus - For some reason, HGRL just makes sense to me. I love a Remus who has been shunted aside for most of his life, a little uncomfortable in his own skin, very lonely, and ultimately self-sacrificing. He loves reading, is occasionally mischievous, and adores a certain bookworm Hermione Granger. Unfortunately it seems there aren't many of these fics around. :-/
There are the odd ships that I'll enjoy, ie Hermione/Charlie and Hermione/boy!Blaise, but only if they're written well. I'm very picky about the writing.
What I hate, hate, hate in HG fanfics, in no particular order.
1) Trashing Harry. BIG no no. Harry will always be in my heart. I'm okay with trashing Ron though.
What I love in HG fanfics:
1) Mature Harry and Ron. They're ridiculously childish in canon.
I think most of what can be said about Grangerverse can be found on pstibbons' profile (google or search on fanfic). I agree with most of her (his?) statements. She's grown out of HHr, which is great. I honestly can't see the two of them together. I'm addicted to Remus/Hermione and Severus/Hermione in the worst way, but I'm running out of credible fics to the point where I'm considering writing my own. Not that I have time at all. I'm very sad that the world of fanfic seems to have died the past few years since it seems I'm a bit late on the uptake and left with all these abandoned WIP. :(
If you happen to be a fellow Grangerverse fan on this site and on my profile, I'd love any recommendations! In addition, I can offer you a few of my own. If you haven't, google ashwinder sycophantic hex for another SSHG archive, Petulant Poetess (I think) for another archive. A great place to go with plenty of SSHG links abound is the SSHG quiz on livejournal. Google that. It'll definitely be worth your while. I know there's Granger Enchanted archives that focus solely on Grangerverse, but I don't really like the format of the site. There are plenty of great fics below that I've favorited, and I would recommend most of them (my tastes have changed over the years though, so beware).
Thanks for visiting!
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