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Slytherin rules... or not...

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plant, Elskuligr
 Just two little one-shots that deal with Slytherin and which happen to be great. Completely different styles and different stories, but both interesting in their own ways : these are not the stories you've read zillions of times already, these are truly original little pieces of writing. Definitely worth having a look.

Title: Anything But Slytherin
Author: IP82
Length: One-Shot
My opinion: Good
Genre: Alternate Universe / mildly disturbing
Rating: Restricted
Pairings: None
Spoilers: it’s mostly just based on the first book

 Author’s Summary: How could have Harry's sorting ceremony looked like if the first war against Voldemort went down a bit differently. Dark and disturbing.

More detailed summary: A very dark version of the sorting ceremony in a war-obsessed society, or giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “anything but Slytherin.”

Critique: To be honest, the style is not very good, but the idea is genuinely brilliant and the way the narrative is handled, with a very effective building up of tension, is quite good. Not a work of art, but definitely worth a read.

Where to find it: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4269983/1/Anything_but_Slytherin

Title: Grown Ups
Author: Mawaridi
Length: One-Shot
My opinion: Good
Genre: Romance ? A dash of teenage angst liberally sprinkled with humour? Or simply taking the unlikeliest of pairings and making it perfect.
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Harry / Millicent
Spoilers: Up to Order of the Phoenix

Author’s Summary: Growing up is lonely. So is losing someone you love. Two unlikely people find they have more in common than they realised.

More detailed summary: No real need for it really.

 Critique: I love this story. The characterisation of Millicent is pretty good, and the “love encounter” is treated with this perfect mix of utter non-fluffiness and yet great sensibility, it’s brillant.

 Where to find it: http://mawaridi.livejournal.com/109842.html

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