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Author has written 1 story for Harry Potter.

I'm unemployed -- aren't we all. However, my British mother taught Shakespeare, I have forty years of writing stuffed under my mattress, and nothing has improved my life more, over the past ten years, than reading fan fiction. I began with Buffy slash. Satisfying, but eventually, the good stuff got a bit thin on the ground. I read a lot. A while ago, after the fourth book disappointed me, I turned to Harry Potter fan fiction. Much better. Much, much better. I have very firm ideas about the source material; the characters are iconic, although I disagree with the original writer's own reading of their ultimate worth and underlying motivations. The world is rich and satisfying, and in the orginal -- again -- far too simplistic. The plots are mush full of holes; not easy, but somehow -- she managed. This is one franchise that desperately needed, and should forever be grateful to, talented fan fiction writers.

While I'm only getting started on this forum, one of my pet obsessions is already showing. Out in the real world, Britain is transforming itself into a facimile of the world revealed in "1984". What disturbs me most, as an ex-nanny, is the continuation of the British hatred of children. This is a dark strain that has marked the history of England -- their children have been used in every form of commerce and manufacturing; it was a societal norm for unwanted children to be worked to death, and both middle-class and upper class schooling often consisted of little more than bloody beatings and molestation. Today, toddlers are kept imprisoned in homes out of fear they will be harmed, and school children are denied any adult guidance; they are turned out into the streets, to be feared by the elderly and blamed for all petty crime in an increasingly age-segregated society. Their educational process has evolved -- it is now the general action in British schools that, rather than either verbally redirect or physically interfere in a classroom or schoolyard dispute, the teacher is expected to call the police and let officers trained to deal with felons handle child discipline. It is presently a weekly occurance that a child, well-known to child protection services and with records that reveal constant medical attention, is tortured to death over a period of time, without any interference from an increasingly callous nation. Children are reviled in England, they always have been, and I cannot begin to express how much that disturbs me. End skin-creeping rant.

I'm really excited about the amount of non-response I'm expecting. Every critical word will be appreciated; nitpicking encouraged.

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Child of Four by sarini reviews
AU The difference one spell can make... Voldemort developed a spell that mimicked death, trapping a soul within a body, but then his own body was lost. How will the path of Harry's life change? Somewhat HBP and DH compliant. SLASH and het
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 78 - Words: 279,295 - Reviews: 2024 - Favs: 1,549 - Follows: 1,953 - Updated: 11/6/2012 - Published: 2/8/2006 - Harry P., Draco M.
Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past by S'TarKan reviews
The war is over. Too bad no one is left to celebrate. Harry makes a desperate plan to go back in time, even though it means returning Voldemort to life. Now an 11 year old Harry with 30 year old memories is starting Hogwarts. Can he get it right?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 390,734 - Reviews: 12046 - Favs: 14,368 - Follows: 13,025 - Updated: 10/19/2012 - Published: 10/28/2005 - Harry P., Ginny W.
A Life More Ordinary by peacefulcacophony reviews
Harry was left on a doorstep, Sirius was sent to Azkaban and Remus lost everyone he had ever loved. When the real traitor is captured three years later, Sirius sets out to make things right for the two people he loves the most. SB/RL
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 57 - Words: 268,328 - Reviews: 1755 - Favs: 1,314 - Follows: 1,415 - Updated: 9/20/2012 - Published: 8/17/2009 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
The Marriage Law by teshara reviews
When Hermione Granger and Severus Snape are thrown together by the ill-conceived Marriage Law, no one doubts they'll make a good undercover team for the Order. No one suspects that they'll find mutual respect, love, and a plot to destroy the world.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 46 - Words: 136,695 - Reviews: 1185 - Favs: 821 - Follows: 804 - Updated: 6/22/2012 - Published: 11/9/2003 - [Hermione G., Severus S.] [Harry P., Ginny W.]
Harry Potter and the Sun Source by Clell65619 reviews
This is an extremely AU crossover fic that asks the question what might have happened if Petunia Dursley hadn't found a young Harry Potter sleeping on her doorstep on the morning of the 2nd of November 1981. After all, Dumbledore was a bit careless with
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 111,868 - Reviews: 2013 - Favs: 4,905 - Follows: 3,744 - Updated: 5/3/2012 - Published: 9/11/2008 - Harry P. - Complete
Proof of Life by Emily Waters reviews
Seven years after the Second Wizarding War, Severus Snape is found alive. Not many believe his innocence. Disoriented and damaged, after seven years of torture at the hands of Death Eaters, Severus finds refuge in Harry Potter's home.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 54 - Words: 145,706 - Reviews: 1658 - Favs: 930 - Follows: 1,199 - Updated: 1/24/2012 - Published: 11/8/2008 - Severus S., Harry P.
Pains and Contradictions by atypicalsnowman reviews
SS/HP. Slash. When Harry begins to break under the pressures of death and prophesy, help arrives from an unlikely quarter: Snape. Despite their own doubts, manipulations from all sides and hapless interventions combine to bring their two souls together.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 312,846 - Reviews: 1710 - Favs: 1,967 - Follows: 1,181 - Updated: 8/11/2011 - Published: 8/10/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Coffeehouse Jazz MULTIPLE CHAPTER FORMAT by Cayce Morris reviews
There was a secret message hidden in that little vial that held Snape's memories...or was there?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 93,699 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/3/2011 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Filling the Void by goldencompass reviews
Sometimes getting what you want is terrifying. Can Severus and Harry manage after the roller coaster that was first year? Sequel to Reading the Signs.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 39,002 - Reviews: 851 - Favs: 892 - Follows: 1,366 - Updated: 2/13/2011 - Published: 7/7/2008 - Harry P., Severus S.
Never Say Remember by Malora reviews
Thirteen-year-old Harry is forced into the body of another Harry in an alternate world, where Snape adopted him years ago. A strange new Snape is enraged to find that his son has been replaced by a stranger. Harry must find a way to survive, and search for a way home.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 97,184 - Reviews: 835 - Favs: 962 - Follows: 592 - Updated: 2/1/2011 - Published: 1/1/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
6 Lessons From A Dead Man by Roozette reviews
Harry Potter put himself in a vulnerable situation on Severus Snape's birthday. So, naturally, Severus took complete advantage.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,118 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 727 - Follows: 58 - Published: 7/14/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Definition of Home by oliver.snape reviews
Harry runs into Snape while trying to find the definition of home, and finds himself drawn into Snape's Order task, finding a location outside of London. Along the way, he and Snape learn a few new definitions themselves. Guardian/Adoption fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 77,829 - Reviews: 566 - Favs: 1,345 - Follows: 423 - Updated: 5/23/2010 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Be My Mitten by little-morph reviews
A freezing winter, a draughty castle, and two people searching for warmth and other things.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 24,105 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 356 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 4/6/2010 - Published: 3/17/2010 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Fifth Act by oliver.snape reviews
After coming to an understanding during the Horcrux hunt, Snape and Harry spend the next year reclaiming what they never had in their lives while playing their roles in the war. HP/SS though not rushed , with a happy ending with some humour throughout.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 111,595 - Reviews: 315 - Favs: 912 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 3/7/2010 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Another Man's House by dressagegrrrl reviews
AU EWE. Love for Snape has always been like looking in the windows of another man's house. A pensive threnody with a touch of hope. Complete in one shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,034 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/17/2010 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Snakecharmer by Krahae reviews
During the summer after the Tri-Wizard, Harry is faced with the reality he has more on his shoulders than just the title Boy-Who-Lived. An unlikely alliance promises him help in understanding his role, but the cost is not common coin. Post 4th, mild AU
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 59,434 - Reviews: 285 - Favs: 917 - Follows: 1,139 - Updated: 1/28/2010 - Published: 11/26/2009 - Harry P., Daphne G.
Grimm: A Fairy's Tale by Krahae reviews
Pre-Hogwarts. The stuff of legends, myth and majesty were the realm of the Fey long before wizards named him Boy Who Lived. Maeve of the Unseelie Court has decided to take one of wizarding kind's myths, to shape as her own. Vastly AU.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 94,769 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 875 - Follows: 490 - Updated: 1/28/2010 - Published: 4/17/2009 - Harry P. - Complete
Harry Potter and Merlin's Reaper by Clell65619 reviews
Harry's world ends as everyone he loves is killed when the Death Eaters attack Bill and Fleur's wedding. Is there such a thing as a Second Chance? Various Ships. Dark world, Sexual situations, Slavery, Extremely AU. Very damaged people.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 57,835 - Reviews: 899 - Favs: 1,292 - Follows: 926 - Updated: 1/12/2010 - Published: 8/27/2007 - Harry P., Susan B. - Complete
Evolution by Twinheart reviews
SEQUEL TO EQUILIBRIUM-NOTE: ON TEMPORARY HIATUS. A mentoring relationship is developing between young wizard Harry Potter and his dour Potions Professor, Severus Snape. But away from Hogwarts, Harry’s life is not all it seems. Summer before Year Two.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 109,115 - Reviews: 2192 - Favs: 1,586 - Follows: 2,427 - Updated: 12/17/2009 - Published: 4/4/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
From the Corner by coffeeonthepatio reviews
While Hermione, seeing her marriage is at a dead-end, moves back to her parents with Rose and Hugo, Snape finds he is no longer alone in his apothecary in Knockturn Alley - her name is Ophelia and she's four. And Ophelia's his.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 66 - Words: 164,403 - Reviews: 3850 - Favs: 1,123 - Follows: 426 - Updated: 12/4/2009 - Published: 9/24/2009 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Harry's New Home by kbinnz reviews
One lonely little boy. One snarky, grumpy git. When the safety of one was entrusted to the other, everyone knew this was not going to turn out well... Or was it? AU, sequel to "Harry's First Detention". OVER A MILLION HITS!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 64 - Words: 318,389 - Reviews: 10391 - Favs: 5,297 - Follows: 2,143 - Updated: 10/16/2009 - Published: 7/31/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Draco the Cowardly Lion by Lomonaaeren reviews
HPDM slash, AU, crackfic. When Draco gets Sorted into Gryffindor, everything changes. For the, uh, for the better? COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,783 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 533 - Follows: 41 - Published: 5/20/2009 - Draco M., Harry P.
The Guardian, the Ward and the Convict by shedoc reviews
I'd rather spend the Summer with Snape." Harry's personal hells are swapped - summer with the Dursley's may not be much fun but surely summer with Snape will be worse? AU end of second book--- NOT SLASH
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,146 - Reviews: 147 - Favs: 489 - Follows: 87 - Published: 3/30/2009 - Harry P., Ron W. - Complete
Care of Magical Creatures by mia madwyn reviews
MLC-Seventh Year student Hermione Granger decides to marry the one eligible wizard who did not ask for her-the horrid but powerful Severus Snape. Angst, humor and lemons. Award Winner COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 67 - Words: 300,379 - Reviews: 3038 - Favs: 2,591 - Follows: 923 - Updated: 3/16/2009 - Published: 10/2/2007 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
The Invisible Boys by shedoc reviews
When Voldemort decides to prove a point, Harry pays the price. Pre-slash AU fourth book.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,200 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 20 - Published: 11/17/2008 - Ron W., Harry P. - Complete
The Marriage Stone by Josephine Darcy reviews
SSHP. To avoid the machinations of the Ministry, Harry must marry a reluctant Severus Snape. But marriage to Snape is only the beginning of Harry's problems. Voldemort has returned, and before too long Harry's marriage may determine the world's fate.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 77 - Words: 381,147 - Reviews: 13399 - Favs: 7,246 - Follows: 6,058 - Updated: 3/30/2008 - Published: 4/9/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
The Birthday Present by excessivelyperky reviews
COMPLETE. AU to HBP and DH. Snape and his apprentices form a bond which may never be broken, not even in death. And at the end of it, Severus Snape is able to perform a spell that he has never been able to do before. Ok, it's not a million words. I tried.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 85 - Words: 885,268 - Reviews: 2650 - Favs: 955 - Follows: 433 - Updated: 8/28/2007 - Published: 7/5/2005 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
So Sue Me by lunakatrina reviews
My take on Harry's first year starting with him getting his letters. Add a lot of sarcasm, stir, and serve cold.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 44,383 - Reviews: 2125 - Favs: 3,195 - Follows: 2,814 - Updated: 1/5/2007 - Published: 6/23/2006 - Harry P.
All the Reasons I Can't Tell by BC reviews
Due to circumstances, Severus finds himself sitting between two Gryffindors. Learning about helping each other, he gets caught in the trap of attention, kindness, humour and blackberry juice.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,881 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 12/19/2006 - Published: 10/10/2006 - Severus S., James P.
Anywhere You Go by sonyaelflady reviews
Starts as an alternative ending to the BtVS episode "Wrecked" - Willow runs away from Sunnydale and ends up in Hogsmeade just in time to deal with the aftermath of a Death Eater prank. Then things get interesting. Many pairings, but primarily Willow/Sna
Buffy X-overs - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 210,521 - Reviews: 323 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 1/16/2006 - Published: 6/17/2003
A Retrospective of the Partnership by Cesario21 reviews
What made it different for Russell.
Laurie R. King - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,437 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/9/2005
Unlocking Harry Potter by sarini reviews
COMPLETE! PostOoTP, PreHBP. Severus has been having dreams, dreams so real they feel like memories. What is his mind telling him? Severitus with a twist. SLASH HP?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 53 - Words: 182,808 - Reviews: 653 - Favs: 1,435 - Follows: 272 - Updated: 9/14/2005 - Published: 8/11/2005 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Between a Rock and a Hard Snape by BertaS reviews
Post Hogwart SSHG Short bit of heroic fluff
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,919 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/19/2005 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Heart With No Companion by Michmak reviews
“Well, Miss Granger, even incapacitated as you are, you are still causing me trouble.”
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 89,596 - Reviews: 1796 - Favs: 1,341 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 1/31/2005 - Published: 9/13/2004 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Head Heart & Soul by shedoc reviews
How can you defeat the Dark Lord with a power you don't understand? Harry finds out...[complete]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 70,275 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 285 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 1/30/2005 - Published: 1/9/2005 - Harry P., Ron W. - Complete
Santa Severus Snape by Shiv5468 reviews
Severus Snape thought he was the most unlikely candidate for Santa, apart from Genghiz Khan. He might be right.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 21,713 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/23/2004 - Published: 12/19/2004 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Pretty Good Year by Cesario21 reviews
My first novel length fic. In the last days of the Second Voldemort War, Severus Snape is at last fighting openly on the side of his true allegiance. Feature SnapeLuna, LupinHermione, TonksMoody, and an insane Neville Longbottom.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 39,263 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/30/2004 - Published: 7/2/2004 - Severus S., Luna L.
Bring Me To Life : A Continuation by I Got Tired of Waiting reviews
COMPLETE :: SLASH :: The story of Severus and Harry and a portrayal of the ties between them, spanning over a century. :: Sequel to Amireal's PLEDGES with permission :: Revised and reposted November 2006
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 69,882 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/7/2003 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Potterland reviews
In post-apocolyptic London, former wizard Severus Snape rescues a ward of the Crown from abuse and degradation. But no good deed goes unpunished; Snape must now return the green-eyed little girl to a world he can no longer access. Please nitpick!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,933 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/10/2009 - Severus S., Hermione G.