Alphard
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Joined 11-20-02, id: 297103
Author has written 24 stories for Harry Potter, and Last Exile.

I'm twenty, I can still spell, I have ceased to write. I'm not sure why. It just doesn't seem all that important to me anymore.

My stories may be grouped into two main threads, and generally stay on a theme I call Remus-and-Severus. Which isn't slash, isn't friendship, but isn't quite burning hatred either. With the exception of Before the Potions Practical, which is unique in that it's charmingly pointless fluff, all my stories follow the same timeline and sometimes refer to each other, although each may be read independently. Something Higher on the List, Welcome to the First Day of the Rest of Your Life, and In Their Proper Places form a sort of First Year Triptych of Remus' and Severus' almost-but-never-quite-friendship, with Midwinter as an epilogue. There's also a strand on Severus' Death Eater days: Walking the Tightrope, No More Children Like Us and A Pocket of Quiet, followed by Tide and ending with Twilight.

(No More Children Like Us does not involve Remus Lupin because it was written post-HBP. Which was a book that completely broke my heart, because Remus had suddenly forgotten how to use speech contractions in places that needed them most.)

The Last Exile fic is virtually exclusively about Vincent, Sophia and/or Alex, although there is not so much Alex because I don't really know how to write him without going off into deep dark angst. I like Vincent and Sophia better.

Still no slash/yaoi/etcetera, unless you deliberately interpret the tension as such. I know how difficult it is to find halfway-decent general fic around here.

It would be nice to have reviews, by the way. It's a little sad to have to depend on the hit counter to know that people actually read my stuff every now and then.

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Jumper by Luc Court reviews
Spoilers for Sophia. A short look at the pressures that a woman like Sophia might have, and how she handles them.
Last Exile - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,458 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/3/2005 - Complete
Harry Potter and the Polka Dot Plague by Mariner reviews
Harry Potter discovers why polka dots are evil. Severus Snape discovers why it's a bad idea to forge your medical records. Lucius Malfoy discovers why you shouldn't give surprise gifts to your boss.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,799 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/5/2002 - Published: 5/3/2002 - Harry P., Severus S.
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Retail Therapy reviews
In which Vincent goes shopping. Strangely enough, this is a serious fic. Set some time after the Grand Stream, while Alex is studying at the officers' academy.
Last Exile - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 664 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/27/2007 - Complete
Happily Ever After reviews
In which Vincent returns from Dusith after three years, postseries, there are indeed books on That Anatoly Captain, and Sophia is inundated by charm and bad romance novels. Strangely enough, this is a serious story.
Last Exile - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,941 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/29/2006 - Complete
Answers reviews
Set preseries, in which Sophia and Vincent worry over Alex. As usual.
Last Exile - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,289 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/18/2006 - Complete
Snowmelt reviews
Sirius and Remus, set first year. On control, friendship, and being eleven.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,796 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/5/2006 - Sirius B., Remus L. - Complete
Crash reviews
Set just before Severus crosses over to Dumbledore's side, in the first war.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,072 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Published: 12/19/2005 - Severus S., Remus L. - Complete
No More Children Like Us reviews
Set when Severus first becomes a Death Eater, on why and how Voldemort nearly won the war.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,414 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Published: 9/25/2005 - Severus S., Lucius M.
And Other Stories reviews
Seven drabbles that I felt were too short to upload separately. Written for the 31days lj fic community, and mostly on Vincent, Sophia, and Alex. All general fic, more or less.
Last Exile - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,551 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/31/2005
An Anatoly Gentleman in Dusith reviews
Written for the 31days livejournal community. Three short drabbles on a common thread, in which Vincent is sent to Dusith for a number of years. Implied VincentSophia.
Last Exile - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,148 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/30/2005
Thirty Two Feet Per Second Per Second reviews
On Alex, Vanship pilot lore, memory, and death. And yes, all that in less than a thousand words.
Last Exile - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 719 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/22/2005
Transitions reviews
Set in between sixth year and seventh. In which Remus is no longer a Prefect and James is suddenly Head Boy, and Severus is Severus, as usual.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,817 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/27/2005 - Remus L., Severus S.
Twilight reviews
Set a couple of months after the war. Severus has mostly recovered; Remus has mostly not. A somewhat meandering fic, on picking up the pieces. Not slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,653 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Published: 6/6/2005 - Severus S., Remus L.
Before the Potions Practical reviews
Remus and Severus report for the OWLs Potions Practical a day too early. Somewhat pointless fluff with Absurdist elements, and, curiously, based on a true story. Not slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,171 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/25/2005 - Remus L., Severus S.
Eventually reviews
Set about half a year after the end of the series. Sophia and Vincent talk, over coffee, about nothing very much.
Last Exile - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,026 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/28/2005
Midwinter reviews
Set in Severus’ first year at Hogwarts, shortly after Christmas, on how he managed to find his place in Slytherin. This began as an attempt to Make Severus Happy, which did not quite succeed.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,409 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Published: 2/20/2005 - Severus S., Lucius M.
A Pocket of Quiet reviews
Set some time after Severus changes sides in the war against Voldemort. Partly on the war and how people end up having to do things no person should ever need to handle, but mostly on Severus Snape.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,776 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Published: 1/15/2005 - Severus S., Remus L.
Learn reviews
Marauders, set fifth year. Remus finds himself with three Animagi on his hands, and then faces an even stranger discovery: that James and Sirius and Peter have, just perhaps, figured out how to think.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,937 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/9/2005 - Remus L., Sirius B.
Tide reviews
On Severus’ last few months before the fall of Voldemort. Of change, loss, and new and unpleasant familiarity.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,342 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/27/2004 - Severus S., Remus L.
Perspectives reviews
A series of eight sketches, dwelling on each of the Marauders’ various perspectives, responses and actions in the aftermath of Sirius’ attempt to feed Severus to Moony. A fairly experimental structure.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,417 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/30/2003 - Remus L., Sirius B.
In Their Proper Places reviews
Set two months into Remus’ and Severus’ first year at Hogwarts. Both students are outcasts in their respective houses and facing more pressure than either of them can handle. Something has to give. Not slash, by the way, despite all appearances.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,529 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/10/2003 - Remus L., Severus S.
Walking the Tightrope reviews
Set at the end of Severus’ seventh year in Hogwarts. Severus finds himself caught in the beginnings of a power play between Dumbledore and Voldemort, with no apparent way out.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,280 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Published: 4/11/2003 - Severus S., Remus L.
Welcome to the First Day of the Rest of Your Life reviews
Set about a week into Remus' first year in Hogwarts. Remus gets an impression of what lies ahead in the next seven years. Severus Snape figures in this. Don't ask me why.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,486 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/10/2002 - Remus L., Severus S.
Something Higher on the List reviews
A short account of Remus’ first day at Hogwarts. Large amounts of foreshadow, irony and, for some reason, Severus Snape. Focuses mainly on the train journey and the Sorting Ceremony.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,118 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/21/2002 - Remus L., Severus S.
A Clean Break reviews
Set about half a year after James’ death, and mostly about Remus trying to put things behind him. Everybody’s favourite source of angst stops angsting. I think it’s a worthy goal.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,354 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/21/2002 - Remus L.
Interesting Times reviews
A backstory fic, set just before James enters hiding. Sirius comes to terms with the idea of Remus as traitor. Just so you know, it isn't slash. Or yaoi. Title appropriated from Terry Pratchett.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,870 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/21/2002 - Remus L., Sirius B.