Dude With Specs
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Joined 05-01-23, id: 15826446, Profile Updated: 06-16-23

Currently on Sol-Terra.

Pet peeves:

- Writers using character names without any respect for original character definition

- WankOff fiction which does not clearly Warn that's what it is.

- Writers notes which spoil reading the story; if you must explain Why you wrote it That Way, have it be an end note; separate it from the story by a row of underlines or symbols. And DON'T use Writer's Notes for foreshawowing, that is lazy and insulting to readers and the Muses, whose sisters are the Furies and whose boyfriends include Deadpool and Lucifer Morningstar...

Added Note: what is a "spoiler"?

-.- Describing the plot before you present it.

-.- Explaining the limits of the chapter before you present it.

-.- Naming /describing the characters or their presentation before you present it.

-.- a plunderer or robber; an insecure author or critic who offers commentary on a chapter before the chapter itself, disclosing details which ruin readers' naive experience of the writing itself.

Spoiler prefaces (or endnotes which spoil subsequent chapters) are like having to watch a movie with overlaided nonstop commentary, as first experience of a film. Maybe 1% of viewers would enjoy it.

Don't do it. No prefaces except very simple minimally worded Content Warnings. Use astericks or other formatting to sepaeate your chapter from any end notes you cannot resist including AFTER chapters.

Particular interests: character development; story arcs; advanced descriptive composition and world building.

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1. Lily Evans Potters eyes are memorable and special; why or how?

2. "Oh mama dear, we're not the fortunate ones / and goblins, they wanna have fun / oh goblins just wanna have fun"

3 Pepper Potts is *really* smart, smarter than anyone around her.

Please DM if you post challenge response. Any posted reviews will be appreciative and encouraging. Challenges will be intermitently added or annotated.

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The Black Family's PR Nightmare by elphabalives17 reviews
Cassiopeia Black may prefer research to family politics, but she refuses to allow her family name to be ruined after the events of fall 1981. With the help of a routine obsessed house elf, Cassiopeia sets out to spin the Black family's largest PR nightmare in 100 years with a lot of old magic, some luck, and her Squib brother's family... the Grangers.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 71 - Words: 234,045 - Reviews: 3151 - Favs: 3,660 - Follows: 5,349 - Updated: 10/25 - Published: 7/15/2020 - Harry P., Hermione G., Blaise Z., Cassiopeia B.
Harry Potter the Mutant Obscurus Gamer by GnomeBob reviews
The Fates of the MCU have written for Harry Potter to die during a failed Obscurial Transformation. A drunken conversation between the heads of the Marvel verse has changed that and Harry has ended up with Gamer powers among other things. Watch Harry go through Hogwarts, Kamar-Taj, and Xavier's institute as he learns to use his powers and level up. Contains a Flerken. Harem by Arc3
Crossover - Harry Potter & Avengers - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 123 - Words: 693,341 - Reviews: 8258 - Favs: 10,265 - Follows: 10,910 - Updated: 5/17 - Published: 4/24/2020 - Harry P. - Complete
Heir of Slytherin by IShouldBeWritingSomethingElse reviews
The wizarding world was in for one hell of a shock. SS/HG HEA...Always :)
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 25,129 - Reviews: 1429 - Favs: 1,341 - Follows: 2,052 - Updated: 4/2 - Published: 1/14/2019 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Time's Hammer by IShouldBeWritingSomethingElse reviews
She was about to break the time stream. Not just break it, but take a bloody hammer to it. SS/HG HEA...Always :)
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,483 - Reviews: 770 - Favs: 1,690 - Follows: 731 - Updated: 4/12/2018 - Published: 3/1/2018 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Pureblood Pretense by murkybluematter reviews
Harriett Potter dreams of going to Hogwarts, but in an AU where the school only accepts purebloods, the only way to reach her goal is to switch places with her pureblood cousin—the only problem? Her cousin is a boy. Alanna the Lioness take on HP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 22 - Words: 229,389 - Reviews: 1369 - Favs: 4,017 - Follows: 1,820 - Updated: 6/20/2012 - Published: 12/5/2011 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete