Reading this last book in the series felt, to me, like I'd been given one massive present, and opened it only to find it filled with even more
tiny presents, some which I hadn't been expecting, some which I'd never thought I'd get, some of which were pure gold, and all of which were utterly magical. I don't think it's her best work by far, but I do think it a passable way on which to end the series. (Well, anything's better than the book version of Order of the Phoenix). WARNING: Spoilers Lurk Behind This LJ-Cut and in All Links Behind It.
JKR, the cheat
. She said she'd only kill off two characters, and she killed off some four times that number
. Hey, an owl and a house-elf are characters to me, okay?
Also, Neville, Hermione, and Mrs Weasley rock so hard
. As the fandom creation that has made me laugh the hardest, I proudly present:
Harry/Draco for the next generation.
You should also know that this community existed two days after the book's release. XD Don't you love this fandom? Two days after the release of the book, and we're already slashing the next generation
Also: Deathly Hallows: The Rude Bits
. To quote, "Suggestive lines, double entendres, phrases that make you snigger immaturely and uncontrollably." My favourite? Hermione: "Wands are only as powerful as the wizards who use them. Some wizards just like to boast that theirs are bigger and better than other people’s."
Although Harry Potter and his Seven Naked Replicas comes a very close second, and happens in the second chapter of the book:
"He felt like asking them to show a little more respect for his privacy as they all began stripping off with impunity, clearly much more at ease with his body then they would have been with their own."
One post-DH Fic I Liked: "Hell was, Snape decided, a crowded railway platform."
Post-DH, Snape POV, so much love
. Has a sequel, Mischief Managed
- similar premise, Weasley twins POV.
Several wonderful links among the few that follow came by me thanks to mangy_mongrel
, ice-skating partner, fellow Potter fan, and all-round very fun individual with whom to share fandoms with. ♥
Here's a link about What Happened Next
- more details about the Epilogue that didn't make it into the book. So much love for Hermione choosing a career in Magical Law. little_ribbon
told me about the JRK webchat about the books including DH, and several plot points that didn't make it to the books, and the webchat transcript is available here at leaky cauldron
, and hpana
The thing I am genuinely glad
that arose out of DH is? grindeldore
. Yep. A Grindelwald/Dumbledore community. Because Grindelwald was pretty and had long blond hair and laughed like a dark Robin Hood stealing the Elder Wand from German wandmakers. And because the two of them together had enough brains for the entire wizarding world.
If you don't already follow potterpuffs
, check out her Deathly Hallows artwork and icons here
. General Articles/Spoilers Potterdammerung
- a hilarious take/summary on DH, by way of fontech
There's an interesting young!James/Severus doujin here
. First chapter is somewhat non-con, though, just to warn you, although the link I've given you is the second chapter, and it is work-safe.
What do you mean I'm Dumbledore?!
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If you happen to have any other links you think I might like, or which are similarly amusing, don't hesitate to share them! *beams*