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    Various Kingsman snippets

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    03 Nov 2019

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    Kingman has such great possibilities for fandom. Nobody writes those unique, captivating, FUN opportunities as well as esama.

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    Eggsy shifts the aim from JB to Arthur, and shoots him in the face.

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    02 Nov 2019

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    For efficiency's sake I swear I could write recs for esama's fics without even reading them — except, why would I deny myself the sheer pleasure?

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    Grace Dursley is almost eleven years old when she meets Cousin Uncle Harry for the first time.

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    28 Oct 2019

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    I love Dudley has-a-wizarding-kid fics. But this one stands out for the absolutely fantabulous daughter of Dudley. I adore this kid and want to make her a cake. She is so vivid in my head, I always feel like I'm missing her already — as if she were My niece! — when I reach the end of this story.

  4. Rec 62

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    Placed with the Dursleys Harry will be safe, but Dumbledore would still like to have someone nearby to keep an eye on him. Someone mild and unassuming and unlikely to upset the Dursleys. Really, there's only one good choice.

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    28 Oct 2019

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    Remus, as written in any Nicnac fics, is so perfectly canon-centric, that I just adore the treat of climbing inside his mind for as long as the fic lasts. This is a particularly excellent example of that real, tangible experience.

  5. Rec 55

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    Harry's first year at Hogwarts as told by a series of ten meetings in Dumbledore's office over the course of ten months.

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    27 Oct 2019

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    Usually I don't bother to bookmark or rec (on my blog) sequels to stories which I've already recommended. But this is one of those rare gems which deserves praise for itself — for different, laudable reasons than those which prompted me to rec its prequel.

    This is the Dumbledore I see in my mind's eye when I read canon; a flawed man who nevertheless loves Harry and really is motivated by Harry's wellbeing. That isn't to say that this fic is an apologist piece, created to defend Dumbledore and his actions. This is really a story about Snape and what it takes for him to open his heart a little to Harry, and what it looks like, for both Harry and Snape, once that small process begins. As our narrator, Dumbledore's POV of that process is at turns sweet, solemn, wise, joyful, and tickled pink.

    Sometimes I get tired of running across overly saccharine stories in which Snape becomes a father figure to Harry and is utterly, implausibly transformed by the process. This isn't remotely what happens here. Instead, it's very canon-centric and the alternate POV on this alternate universe is fascinating and funny. I love it and continue to come back here for more.