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Hello!

First off, my name, age and address are: ...i had you going there, didnt i?

I discovered HP fanfiction a bit over 2 years ago (which is the only kind that i have been reading so far). Before that, i must have read the canon books like 867690708 times. Honestly! Then i came upon this awesome little world that manages to take the Hp universe to its limits, and in some extreme cases, makes canon look like some amateur story. Undoubtedly, JKR did the hardest and most important job of coming up with this universe and its rules, but there are writers so talented and with so many great ideas that make for even more interesting and engaging stories than hers. Once again though, kudos to JKR since obviously without her there would be nothing.

My favorites list

Some people fill their lists with dozens of fics that they find simply interesting, or to support the author, or whatever. However, the few fics that make it in my list are those that are, as you guessed, fucking awesome and on a league of their own. Apart from that, they have a high re- readability factor, because in my books (no pun), that is when a writer has succeeded in his story: the reader would have no problem reading his fic again and again. If you have not read one of the fics in my fav list, you should seriously consider checking it out. It is for your own good. I guarantee you will like them. Else, you get your money back.

Elements that make up for a good story

First off, good grammar and structure. I really am no grammar nazi, but whenever people butcher the english language i feel like ripping my hair off.

I especially dig stories where the hero kicks ass. Come on, who does not like those now? Canon Harry was a major idiot and a lazyhead, he could have done so much better. However, there is a fine line out there. While he kicks ass, he must do it with style. There are quite a lot of stories that make him out into a ponce, due to overdoing it with the badassery. Finding the golden line is quite important.

I left the best part for last. It is sometimes the most underestimated as well. Emotions. The writer really has to have talent to incur these to the reader. This is the most difficult quantity to be measured in a story. There is really no recipe for it, some people can just do it, some cannot. You can be the god of grammar, description and linguistics, but if you do not succeed in this, your story will read like your grandma' s shopping list.

Elements that make up for a bad story

Bad grammar and spelling (read above). Also, people misspelling names. I mean, come on, you are writing fanfiction, for god's sake, how can you not know the names? So far i have encountered these: Mafloy, Pomfery, Pavarti, Parvarti, Hermoine, Fluer, Macnamara instead of MacMillan (lol) , Lee Jordon, Michael Connor, Ginerva, Scrimgauer, Serverus, McClogen ( Instead of McLaggen). I actually think i will keep this list updated.

Lord too many names. No, just no! Seriously, this is stupid. When most writers do this, Harry comes off usually as a- guess what? - a fucking ponce! ( "I, Harry James Potter-Peverell-Gryffindor-Stiffler's mom Hereby declare... - Sorry mate, but by that point you have lost several readers!) If you have managed to add the suddenly brave Lord Longbottom as Harry' s friend, then even better, you get two facepalms for the price of one.
It is one of the most annoying cliche's out there. Lord Potter is more than enough if you really want to go there, and even that stretches it to its limits, as it takes a good writer to pull it off without indulging in excessiveness.

Stories where Merlin, lady Hogwarts, the founders, Batman, or whatever ' insert god mode plot device here ' come back from the past, the future, the dead or the undead for 'training' . All of a sudden, Harry, with the use of Merlin's staff, or Excalibur, or Thor's hammer, is able to smite his enemies and kick ass along with the time travellers. Almost always, this kind of story, for a lack of a better word, sucks.

Fics where the hero is and remains pathetically weak and is run all over by others. No thanks, we can see enough doom and gloom in the real world, we do not need to read about more. I am not talking about drama or angst, but that dangerous line that some writers think it' d be cool to cross. You will know what i mean if you have happened upon such fics.

Slash. No need to say anything more than ' each to his own ' i guess. (FFnet, give us a filter to avoid those stories btw!!)

Evil Dumbledore stories. (Not manipulative or misguided. ) Let me tell you what is wrong with those. Dumbledore is a genius, he is powerful, and he has three at least influential political positions. Of course roses don't shine out of his ass, neither is he always right, but if he was really evil, it would all be over. He' d simply win. The authors who go down that path, have to artificially hinder Dumbledore by either making him act retardedly or suddenly overpower the hero to beat him. If people like to read that.. okay, but it is not realistic. Not to say that there is no way to make badboy Dumbledore work, but it would be very hard to make it believeable.

Excessive use of nicknames like Moldypants and whatever people like to make up. If a nickname is funny, and used once in a while, no problem! But in some stories, really stupid ones, like the afforementioned, are used all the time.

All this is very nice, but do you actually write any stories?

I actually am, but for some reason i decided not to post anything until i am either done or i have written at least 200k words. There are way too many half written and abandoned stories. I do not really want to have that happen if i start posting and later on lose heart or get stuck. And i was right to do so, since i am at about 50-60k words, and i am already losing the incentive to write more fast enough, despite having loads of ideas and scenes written down.

So, to all the writers who have the patience to finish their story , no matter if it is good, bad, or ridiculous, you get a high five from me anyway!

Peace out, fellas!

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Harry Potter And The Elemental's Power by Raul Fictitious reviews
A story about Harry in Slytherin house wielding the elder wand and the powers of an elemental. Features annoying Weasley's, an OFC, a flawed but good Dumbledore, an indifferent Snape and lots and lots of twists.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 62 - Words: 410,320 - Reviews: 3845 - Favs: 4,743 - Follows: 4,296 - Updated: 4/3 - Published: 3/7/2008 - Harry P., OC - Complete
Harry the Hufflepuff by BajaB reviews
Luckily, lazy came up in Petunia's tirades slightly more often than freak, otherwise, this could have been a very different story. AU. Not your usual Hufflepuff!Harry story.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 29,176 - Reviews: 1221 - Favs: 5,081 - Follows: 1,656 - Updated: 1/7 - Published: 11/10/2010 - Harry P. - Complete
With Strength of Steel Wings by AngelaStarCat reviews
A young Harry Potter, abandoned on the streets, is taken in by a man with a mysterious motive. When his new muggle tattoo suddenly animates, he is soon learning forbidden magic and planning to infiltrate the wizarding world on behalf of the "ordinary" people. But nothing is ever that black and white. (Runes, Blood Magic, Parseltongue, Slytherin!Harry) (SEE NOTE 1st Chapter)
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 37 - Words: 695,420 - Reviews: 1390 - Favs: 1,761 - Follows: 2,151 - Updated: 12/24/2014 - Published: 2/22/2013 - Harry P., Hermione G., Draco M., Fawkes
Harry Potter and the Elemental Changes by Peeves' best friend reviews
Who is Harry Potter? A son, a brother, a good guy? No. A nephew, a friend, a hero ? Somewhat. Destined for greatness? Yes. A prick? Oh, absolutely. (Updated less often than once per month. Read at own risk. Author already aware of the problems of first year(s). Questions in disclaimers and ANs of chapters 1-40 do not need to be answered anymore.)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 41 - Words: 149,154 - Reviews: 2188 - Favs: 3,660 - Follows: 4,074 - Updated: 7/20/2014 - Published: 2/23/2012 - [Harry P., OC] Albus D.
Magics of the Arcane by Eilyfe reviews
Sometimes, all it takes for a man to rise to greatness is a helping hand and the incentive to survive. Amid giants, there is no choice but become one yourself. If you want to keep on living, that is. [GoF, Mentor!Albus]
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 193,359 - Reviews: 1444 - Favs: 3,774 - Follows: 4,021 - Updated: 4/23/2014 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Harry P., Albus D.
Rise of the Wizards by Teufel1987 reviews
Voldemort's attempt at possessing Harry had a different outcome when Harry fought back with the "Power He Knows Not". This set a change in motion that shall affect both Wizards and Muggles. AU after fifth year: Featuring a darkish and manipulative Harry
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 51 - Words: 479,722 - Reviews: 3643 - Favs: 4,878 - Follows: 4,243 - Updated: 4/4/2014 - Published: 8/20/2010 - Harry P. - Complete
Enveloped in the Darkness by Brigade reviews
Harry was left at an orphanage after his parents met their demise. There, he finds nothing but suffering until he rejoins the Wizarding World. Dumbledore may hope for Harry to be a kind soul, but he's made mistakes. And what he gets is a future Death Eater. Harry is Dark, Harry is ruthless, and he is siding with Voldemort.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 143,355 - Reviews: 1383 - Favs: 2,840 - Follows: 2,582 - Updated: 3/16/2014 - Published: 11/14/2012 - Harry P., Voldemort - Complete
Harry Potter, Rise From Dust by Bluezz-17 reviews
If Harry's baby brother, Daniel, is the Boy-Who-lived, then what of Harry? What is his role? Is he destined for greater? Or, is he to play a much bigger role in the future? Follow Canon's plot, with much bigger AU's plot as the story progresses.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 262,909 - Reviews: 1909 - Favs: 3,619 - Follows: 3,549 - Updated: 2/23/2014 - Published: 5/24/2011 - Harry P., OC, Daphne G.
The Fallen Renegade by Ikarus Solotov reviews
He hated his life, his relatives, and most importantly, his own weakness. So when he chances upon a Denarius coin, he took it, even if it meant damning his own soul in the process. And now, he's a Denarian, the host of a Fallen Angel, and the Fallen is hungry for vengeance; and for him, absolutely nothing will stand in his way. Based on Shezza's Denarian Renegade. Slight HP/FD.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 20 - Words: 226,264 - Reviews: 1013 - Favs: 1,922 - Follows: 1,880 - Updated: 11/29/2013 - Published: 6/22/2012 - Harry P.
The Well Groomed Mind by Lady Khali reviews
On Halloween 1994, Harry learns his mind isn't his own. On Samhain morn, he vows to question everything. Armed with logic and an unlikely ally, Harry makes a last ditch bid to reclaim his life. The goal: survive at all costs. On Hiatus.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 183,000 - Reviews: 3053 - Favs: 5,392 - Follows: 5,958 - Updated: 4/9/2013 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Harry P.
Deprived by The Crimson Lord reviews
On that fateful day, two Potters were born. One was destined to be the Boy-Who-Lived. The other was forgotten by the Wizarding World. Now, as the Triwizard Tournament nears, a strange boy is contracted to defend a beautiful girl.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 159,330 - Reviews: 3445 - Favs: 7,695 - Follows: 7,836 - Updated: 4/29/2012 - Published: 9/22/2011 - Harry P., Fleur D.
Control by Anonymous58 reviews
I'm sick of the manipulation, the lies and the deceit; sick of jumping to the tune of dark lords and old puppeteers. I'm cutting the strings. Innocents will pay in blood for my defiance, but I no longer care. I lost my innocence long ago. Dark!Harry
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 125,272 - Reviews: 959 - Favs: 2,188 - Follows: 2,219 - Updated: 12/8/2011 - Published: 4/3/2010 - Harry P., N. Tonks
The Innocence Of Guilt by ENSIGN reviews
Harry Potter was sentenced to Azkaban prison. However he never went there. Who is James Pathertrory and what has he got against the Death Eaters. Unspeakable, Confident and Cocky Harry. Post OOTP, HBP ccomplient. No DH relation.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 156,300 - Reviews: 1510 - Favs: 3,427 - Follows: 3,707 - Updated: 9/17/2010 - Published: 5/28/2005 - Harry P., OC
The Thief of Hogwarts by bluminous8 reviews
Summary: AU Young Harry learns to steal as he is fed up from his deprivation of his wants and needs by his guardians. A Thief is born in Privet Drive.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 105,046 - Reviews: 3581 - Favs: 7,414 - Follows: 7,180 - Updated: 6/22/2010 - Published: 7/7/2009 - Harry P.
Roadkill by Piper Julian reviews
Voldemort avoided death as a spirit for 13 years. Strangely, he couldn't avoid a bus. One Shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,366 - Reviews: 381 - Favs: 1,144 - Follows: 129 - Published: 7/26/2009 - Voldemort, Stan S. - Complete
The Lie I've Lived by jbern reviews
Not all of James died that night. Not all of Harry lived. The Triwizard Tournament as it should have been and a hero discovering who he really wants to be.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 234,571 - Reviews: 4189 - Favs: 7,996 - Follows: 3,658 - Updated: 5/28/2009 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Harry P., Fleur D. - Complete
Dark Lord Potter Part 1 by The Santi reviews
Harry Potter has never known love or even kindness until he is rescued from his relatives by a pair of witches. How will the most talented wizard of his generation respond to those who have mistreated him? AU! Young!Tonks. Early chapters are being edited.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 273,098 - Reviews: 2432 - Favs: 3,248 - Follows: 2,182 - Updated: 2/15/2009 - Published: 3/28/2007 - Harry P., N. Tonks - Complete
Vanishing Illusions by Trelawney's Love Toy reviews
Harry Potter, previously thought to be dead, arrives to compete in the triwizard tournament. How will being raised by a former Death Eater and attending Durmstrang, alter the boy's intended course.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 77,190 - Reviews: 1482 - Favs: 3,162 - Follows: 3,317 - Updated: 12/5/2007 - Published: 4/30/2007 - Harry P., Fleur D.
The Denarian Renegade by Shezza reviews
By the age of seven, Harry Potter hated his home, his relatives and his life. However, an ancient demonic artefact has granted him the powers of a Fallen and now he will let nothing stop him in his quest for power. AU: Slight Xover with Dresden Files
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 38 - Words: 234,997 - Reviews: 1853 - Favs: 3,435 - Follows: 1,250 - Updated: 10/25/2007 - Published: 4/3/2007 - Harry P. - Complete
Harry Potter And The Summer Of Change by lorddwar reviews
COMPLETE Edit in process. PostOOTP, Very Little of HBP. Harry returns to Privet Drive and Tonks helps him become the man and hero he must be to survive. HONKS. Action, Violence, Language and Sexual Situations
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 332,503 - Reviews: 2493 - Favs: 6,140 - Follows: 2,357 - Updated: 5/13/2006 - Published: 9/5/2005 - Harry P., N. Tonks - Complete