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Remix Recs: Part the Fourth - Not Marauders!
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Sick of me yet? =P

Part the First, Part the Second and Part the Third.

Today: not Marauders (well, Lily's in one, but ssh), time to branch a little.

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Title: The Next Great Adventure (Alla Prima Remix)
Author: st_aurafina.
Summary: The greatest magic demands the greatest price.
Rating: PG
Fandom: Harry Potter
Original story: The Next Great Adventure, by vissy

Read it here.

So, this is Albus Dumbledore/Phineus Nigellus. And well, it works! Brilliantly, in fact. The tone of this is just perfect, it's in five segments from 1871 to 1997 and oh, all of the dialogue is to die for, the remixer's really got it spot-on. I don't believe I've ever read Dumbledore-centric fic before, and this is a rather fine place to start! And plus, it's got some really interesting ideas on portraits, and features the Mona Lisa.

Reasons to read: if you're fond of rarepairs; if you love Phineas' snark; if you're interested in wizarding art.

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Title: Recover (The Optional Remix)
Author: elucreh.
Summary: This complex enchantment is the means to major changes in past world events…
Rating: PG
Fandom: Harry Potter
Original Story: Hidden by anansay.

Read it here.

This is really quite a striking piece - the formatting takes a moment to adjust to, but it's actually very effective at telling this story. Hermione, Lily and Bellatrix converge on a young Harry, all with their different reasons, through some very messed-up and ingenious time-twisting. Equal parts tragic and fascinating.

Reasons to read: if you like what-might-have-beens; if you like different POVs on the same events; if you like interesting time-warping stories.

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Title: Yellow And Red Make Grey (Colours At Twilight Remix)
Author: topaz_eyes.
Summary: Percy finally finds Ginny.
Rating: PG
Fandom: Harry Potter
Title, Author and URL of original story: Yellow – Draft #1 by jaebi_lit.

Read it here.

This takes an idea I've read before - Harry regressed in some way after a traumatic final battle - and has a different take on it, through its effects on other people, namely Ginny. And its yet another first for me in Percy POV, and he's wonderful here - old and tired, and devoid a lot of his former zest and officiousness. The imagery's very subdued but beautiful, and it's just a lovely story.

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I'm looking forward to reveals, now. Partly because I want to see what all my lovely flist participating wrote (and whether any of my guesses are right!), slightly because I want to claim mine, but mostly because I really want to chat to my remixer and remixee about the whole thing. My remixee, particularly, because of what I did to her story and, well. Keeping quiet now.