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An OC-SI romance between a female Lovegood and Voldemort's father. The premise doesn't sound like much, right? Except the writing's quality is way, way above average, the characters are excellently handled (including the OC), serious issues are handled with care, not played for laughs and- well, just read it.
(Author's summary: Three years after he escaped from the nightmare forced upon him by the Gaunt wretch, Tom Riddle meets another witch.)

It's pretty much the only fic I've read in months that made me think 'I would recommend this with no reservations!'
I don't recall seeing it recommended, so this could count as a recommendation from me, but I'm more asking, what do people here think of right under their noses, the sequel to souls touch, and the future changes? The author is the same, but their original AO3 account got deleted for some reason. They are also the writer of the "Sarcasm and Slytherin" series.
I've read them and enjoyed both. The author's other series Sarcasm and Slytherin is pretty great also.
Yay, someone responded! Thanks!


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Murphy's Law
This is what I imagine should be the example of a proper time-traveler!Harry. It starts at the end of the war where almost everyone Harry knows is dead, so Harry with Flitwick's help goes back in time to set things right. It goes off the rails in the later chapters by a bit but all in all is worth the read.

Side note; it was started back in '09 and was last updated this June.
Side note; it was started back in '09 and was last updated this June.
That's actually really impressive. I can't think of too many other fics from that far back that are still updating.


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Not really a story rec but it's an author who's stories follow a certain style, for the most part. They all take place throughout Harry's early childhood with the Dursley's being nice(ish) and go through his first year of Hogwarts. A few of his stories have Harry be a potioneer/wand craftier/chef/literal potter. They follow the same theme with different hooks.
They're worth the read if you have nothing else to do.


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Here's a nice three-shot that has become one of my favorites. When Hermione's boyfriend causes trouble at her parent's BBQ, she calls her best friend to help.
Picnic Panic
I'm so sorry for the triple post, but I don't think that this story has been rec'ed yet and, really, the name says it all.
Harry is a Dragon, and that's okay
Uh, hate to break it to you but...
Harry Is A Dragon, And That's Okay by Saphroneth
Harry Potter is a dragon. He's been a dragon for several years, and frankly, he's quite used to the idea - after all, in his experience, nobody ever comments about it, so presumably, it's just what happens sometimes. Magic, though, THAT is something entirely new. Comedy fic, leading on from the consequences of one... admittedly quite large... change. Cover art by amalgamzaku.
Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Adventure - Harry P. - Chapters: 69 - Words: 443,092 - Reviews: 1,873 - Favs: 3,216 - Follows: 3,774 - Updated: Apr 24 - Published: Mar 10, 2019 - id: 13230340

Just something light and silly in a fandom that is becoming increasingly more focused on angst and serious tales.
Rec'd like two pages back.
The List by kathyrn518
Summary: Minerva McGonagall finds a parchment with a list left behind in class and confronts the owner, leading to an awkward conversation.
Review: So, given Kat's penchant for not updating for a long time, and my habit of not checking my e-mail, I occasionally check out her page to find anything new. That led me to this fic. This fic features the same themes as her earlier recommended fic, Not Dumbledore, except that it is a criticism of Hogwarts and her professors- again, without delving into bashing territory- as told to McGonagall by Hermione Granger. This fic is not kind to many fave characters like McGonagall and Flitwick and even shows that, for all his vile nastiness, even Snape has some good points. It really says something when Barty Crouch Jr is actually one of the highest scoring professors on the list.

A World Away by Flameraiser
Summary: Harry's life has been one of pain and dissatisfaction for as long as he can remember. His only relatives hate him and no one seems to care what happens to him, that is except for the girl who seems to visit him in his dreams. She speaks of strange places and things, even magic! How will meeting her change his life, he wonders.
Review: Another HP/Witcher Crossover from the author of The Swallow and the Dragon. Harry/Ciri. I am unsure at this time as to whether or not the crossover is with the books or the Netflix Adaptation, as the Fall of Cetra hasn't happened yet. Though it is coming soon, given what Ciri said to Harry in the latest chapter (Chapter 4). It appears that Harry and Cirilla are around the same age and seem to be connected by fate and magic in a way that hasn't been explained yet. I'm putting this here in the Harry Potter section because the fic, so far, mostly takes place in the HP world- except the parts with Harry and Ciri which take place in a shared dream world. Given his previous works, I have high hopes for this fic.

Three More Years by Petrificus Somewhatus
Summary: By the age of fourteen, Harry Potter had survived his miserable childhood, defeated Voldemort twice, freed his wrongly imprisoned godfather, and was the brightest student in his year. The only fly in the ointment? The annoying Ravenclaw who thought she was the brightest student in his year, and never missed an opportunity to share that very wrong, very dumb, opinion.
Review: Fourth Year A/U, One-Shot, where Hermione Granger was sorted into Ravenclaw and Harry was more academically inclined. Harry/Hermione. A must read for Harmony fans and not a bad read for non-Harmony fans. Full of fluff and slice of life as it doesn't focus much on the Tournament or the canon mystery solving as it does on the ups and downs of Harry and Hermione's growing relationship as the two smartest students of their year make the occasional stupid teenager mistakes.

Learn to Fly by Petrificus Somewhatus
Summary: Gabrielle Delacour was a fan of two things: Quidditch and Harry Potter. This is the story of how her two passions helped two Tri Wizard Champions find their way.
Review: 4th Year Divergence. Mostly DH Compliant. EWE. Harry/Fleur. One-Shot. A nice Slice of Life fic that spans several years- from the Tri-Wizard Tournament to Bill and Fleur's Wedding to the Aftermath of Voldemort's Defeat and so on... Where strangers become friends and friends become more without delving into the typical cliches and near bashing that happens when Harry and Fleur get together after the Second Voldemort War.


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Fortune's Wheel is a fun Fairy Tail/Harry Potter cross that takes place right after Lisanna's 'Death' and during the battle near the Chamber of Death. Harry gets stuck in Earthland with a broken wand and joins the guild. Well worth the read and was last updated on Dec. 14.

IMHO this is a better fic than most other, if not all, HP/FT crosses.


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Albus and Harry's World Trip by ZebJeb reviews
After defeating the basilisk, Harry is expelled for his efforts. Dumbledore was unable to get his job back as Headmaster. The two set off on a trip together around the world, where Harry will discover the benefits of being the only student of a brilliant former Headmaster who no longer feels the need to avoid sharing information.
Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 133,641 - Reviews: 1357 - Favs: 5,618 - Follows: 7,253 - Updated: Apr 16 - Published: Sep 15, 2019 - Harry P., Albus D.

I'm surprised that this hasn't been rec'd before. It's one of my favorite fics that I've read.


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I ... am surprised I have not read that before. Am fairly certain it's come across a few times in my searches too.

Is the humor crack? As in; the story does not take itself too seriously and we have a lot of meta-humor or is it more of an adventure story?

The summary of the story looks interesting - for the life of me, I can't remember why I have not read it.

I don't know why I haven't recommended that one, I've read it and enjoyed it enough. Just never thought to, I guess ... which is such a pitiful excuse.

I would say it's more humorfic than adventure-fic, but I really do think it's trying to be both. And I don't think the story takes itself seriously.


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I ... am surprised I have not read that before. Am fairly certain it's come across a few times in my searches too.

Is the humor crack? As in; the story does not take itself too seriously and we have a lot of meta-humor or is it more of an adventure story?

The summary of the story looks interesting - for the life of me, I can't remember why I have not read it.

There are serious elements to this fic but it's mostly humor. And the way Dumbledore explains why muggle electronics don't work in Hogwarts is one of my favorite things.
Also, it goes out of the way to explain why a few characters act the way they do.


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Like a Red Headed Stepchild reviews
Harry Potter was born with red hair, but the Dursley's always treated him like the proverbial red-headed stepchild. Once he enters the wizarding world however, everyone assumes he's just another Weasley. To Harry's surprise, the Weasleys don't seem to mind. Now written by Gilderoy Lockhart, against everyone's better judgement.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 186,112 - Reviews: 2187 - Favs: 3,873 - Follows: 3,357 - Updated: Apr 8, 2018 - Published: Feb 25, 2017 - Harry P., Ron W., Percy W., Fred W.

Here's a crack fic where Harry is born with his mother's red hair...it's stupid and shouldn't work, but a fun read none the less.


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Delacour Godparents reviews
A very feel-good AU where the Delacours were named Harry's Godparents alongside Sirius. How will this impact Harry? Read on for my interpretation. Harry/Fleur, no bashing - just a sensible wizard and witch helping others avoid blatantly stupid decisions. Fleur one year younger and Tonks a few years younger compared to canon. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 146,311 - Reviews: 809 - Favs: 1,629 - Follows: 1,615 - Updated: Jun 30 - Published: Mar 16 - [Harry P., Fleur D.] N. Tonks, Gabrielle D. - Complete

Warning, this story is almost nothing but fluff!


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As a note, I'm not recommending this per say, but I think that it has potential. I'm only on chapter 3 right now and, admittedly it's hard to read due to the massive paragraph clumps. It's marked as complete and is a cross of what I've wanted to see for a while now. The author (herself?) admitted in some reviews that the wall of text is obnoxious and is planning on going back and fixing it.

16 Jul 2023
Dark forces are wanting to spice things up on Nirn. To do that they have messed with the soul of the last Dovahkiin to prevent him from being able to defeat Alduin. In desperation, Talos sets off to find someone who has a dragon soul so they can help prevent Alduin from achieving his goals.​
Language: English Words: 126,668 Chapters: 56/56 Comments: 164 Kudos: 335 Bookmarks: 124 Hits: 24,631

As I said before, I'm NOT recommending this to anyone, but decided to put it here just in case.

Edit: I'm now in at chapter 30 and yes, the writing does get better. It's more crack-ish than I thought it would be but is overall a fun story. Recommended.
Edit the Second: I just finished this story and was slightly underwhelmed by the ending, though it's not a bad read. If this interests you in any way, then I say go for it.
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Time to keep this thread alive!

Line Theft! Iris White reviews
Lucius creatively tries to stop Harry from inheriting the Black Headship, only just too late. Harry has no idea why or how, but he is pretty sure he once again barely evaded death. If only he didn't have to become a woman to do it... Given recent revelations, he decides to roll with it and tries to reinvent himself to some success. As a she, he figures the prophecy is a dud anyway.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 53,394 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 296 - Follows: 125 - Published: Jan 1, 2022 - Harry P., G. Ollivander, L. Moon - Complete

This is a nice read that's thankfully complete. Nothing too complex about it and is quite simple to consume.
Warning, features Fem!Harry so if that's not your cup of tea then you probably wont like it.
A Potter by Any Other Name by WordsCharacterPlot
Harry’s not really sure how he got here, if it was a botched attempt of murder or a sadistic twist of fate, but he was here, inexplicably staring at a very much alive Alastor Moody in Diagon Alley after fighting Death Eaters. And oh look, there’s James Potter and Sirius Black.

Wait, what?
Honestly, not to bad as far as Fix-Fic time travel stories go.