Paying for His Pedestal

Cho-Chang-promo-pics-ravenclaw-28214458-1919-2560Summary: After the incident in the ministry, suddenly Harry Potter can do no wrong in the eyes of the wizarding world, which he avidly does not enjoy. He decides to do something just because he “shouldn’t” and rapes Cho Chang during the train ride to Hogwarts and continues to do so several times over the next few weeks. After a while, Cho and Harry find common ground and become each other’s sanity. It is only when Harry refuses to acknowledge the growing relationship and begins to date Ginny that it all becomes strained and they must decide who to choose in the end.

Status: Bad

Opinion: While the story was not difficult to follow and was easy to read, everything was highly sensationalized and over-dramatized. The repetition of phrases, words, and interactions made the entire story redundant and almost boring to read. Overall, the relationships were toxic and the sexual interactions were implausible. The decision to make the story focus on Cho Chang’s perception of the relationship rather than injecting some of Harry’s made the story a little flat and one-dimensional.

Length: 355.462 words

Pairings: Harry Potter/Cho Chang, Cho Chang/Cormac McLaggen, Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley

Warnings: non-con, rape, mature rating

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6665278/chapters/15243934

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Souls of the Dead

3cb1ab9b6679f67bf52bc27c34719e57Part 3 of 3 part series

Summary: Tom Riddle comes back to possess Harry, who has been underground in stasis for six years, believed to be dead. He traps Harry into his own mind and proceeds to kill/rape/kidnap both muggles and half-breeds. Its only when he meets the Winchesters and Gabriel that he is freed from Riddle’s grasp. Now he must learn how to fight demons across Europe, while getting repeatedly saved by Gabriel and getting reprimanded by Death for messing with the natural order. In the end, Harry must learn what it means to be family and the reaches of his magic.

Status: Bad

Opinion: The struggle that Tom Riddle had with letting go of his humanity was very well handled, yet short-lived. This fanfiction is very heavily on the Supernatural overlap, which personally was a turn-off speaking how the other two parts were limited on the cross-over references. As someone who has not watched much of Supernatural for reasons unknown, it was a struggle to keep up and understand what was going on. This would not have been as jarring or off-putting if the other parts included more Supernatural elements. It also seemed that the author’s answer to relationship strife and development needed to come from unplanned pregnancy as there was yet another one in this part.

Length: 100.807 words

Pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape/Hermione Granger, James Potter/Narcissa Malfoy, Remus Lupin/Sirius Black

Warnings: Heavy gore, Supernatural cross-over, suicide mentions.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1693394/chapters/3602300

Harry Potter: Blessed by Fates

heirloom-cradle-kit-LG-748b110Summary: When Harry and the trio go back to school after the fall of Voldemort, he decides to turn a new leaf and become friends with Draco Malfoy. This leads to Harry learning that he is homosexual and has a serious crush on Lucius Malfoy. In the background, Molly Weasley is discovered to be suffering from a major mental illness that she has been stifling with an illegal, highly dangerous potion. It causes her to attack her family, leading to some very difficult situations. When Harry learns that Lucius loves him as well, they must learn what it means to be a family, very quickly. All the while, all of the Gryffindors are discovering what its like to find their Slytherin.

Status: Bad

Opinion: This fanfiction seems to be a compilation of every crack relationship with little to no build up. The writing is inconsistent and often contradicts itself in the middle of a paragraph. The most memorable was that a character withdrew his Ebony wand, and then stated that it was Cherry. There were a lot of name mixups in crucial points that made it hard to follow what was going on. The storyline with Molly was actually well developed, but it needed a little more lead-up as well. The over exaggeration of how pregnancy hormones work as well was very off-putting and honestly seemed a little demeaning. The storyline just seemed to move too fast to make any sense; everyone was getting married and having children far too quickly.

Length: 429.340 words

Pairings: Lucius Malfoy/Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy/Bill Weasley, Hermione Granger/Fred Weasley, Neville Longbottom/Ron Weasley, Remus Lupin/Severus Snape

Warnings: smutty, male pregnancy

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/627847/chapters/

Life Renovations

Part 1 of 3 part seriesdark_elf_male_by_untitliel

Summary: Snape and Draco find Harry almost at death’s door after a beating from the Dursleys, and he finds himself in a unique situation. Draco and him have a soul mate bond that is turning them into an endangered magical creature. After Harry and Draco (who have realized that they liked each other long before the introduction of the soul mate bond) have gone through their inheritance, they discover that they are magical beings called Ukatae and have four bodyguards following them around to help protect them in their new world. During this entire process, they discover that Dumbledore created Tom Riddle and was the direct cause of the Potters’ deaths, causing an unlikely alliance between the Dark and the Light.

Status: Bad

Opinion: The reader is dumped into the middle of the story without any prelude. The storyline progresses similarly to what I would expect from several chapters in, right from the very beginning. It makes the story very hard to get into and follow. While some of the main questions are answered throughout, we do miss the character development quite a bit. Even when the Ukatae characters are introduced, they are hard to relate to. The thing that made the story harder to read is the fact that most events/emotions are immediately understood by everyone without any confusion, even the changing to the Ukatae was just taken as a given. Some of the relationships were well-developed, but there didn’t seem to be any lead-up.

Length: 288.592 words

Pairings: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter, Severus Snape/Hermione Granger, Lucius Malfoy/Sirius Black, Ginny Weasley/Blaise Zabini, Pansy Parkinson/Charlie Weasley

Warnings: Creature Fic, Dark Harry/Hermione, Very gory, Ritualistic

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/445263/chapters/761491