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    October 13th, 2007

    The Adventures of Icarus, the Invisible Poltergeist

    The Adventures of Icarus, the Invisible Poltergeist by After The Rain

    Summary: In which Mr. Prongs takes Muggle Studies, Mr. Padfoot has a crush on Professor McGonagall, Miss Evans demonstrates where her son inherited his CAPS LOCK tendencies, Mr. Wormtail discovers that his Animagus form is useful for petty theft, and Mr. Moony explains why none of this can possibly be construed as his fault. Oneshot, Humour, 7,610 Words.

    Why You Should Care: This is a fantastically funny little Marauders adventure that doesn’t pretend to have any larger plot or point.  It’s something Remus and Sirius might have reminisced about one of those long nights at Grimmauld Place over glasses of gin and a comfortably crackling fire.  Molly would have padded downstairs at three in the morning looking harassed and demanded to know what could possibly have been so uproariously funny that they had to wake the entire house at such a ridiculous hour thankyouverymuch, and Sirius would have tossed back a fresh glass of liquor with a defiant smirk while Remus lowered his eyes and guiltily apologized while stifling an excess of chuckles.  I love Remus’ tone as the one telling the story, one of a slightly-too-pompous sounding sixteen-year-old, and each of the Marauders is nicely characterized.  The Muggle Studies class and the misconceptions about Muggles and Muggle technology by pureblood wizards is gold —  pure, JKR worthy gold.  Completely entertaining.

    Why You Might Not Care: I dare say there isn’t anything remotely worth putting in this section.  This fic is 100% delightful.  Have at it, with my blessing.  I’m going to go read it again.

    posted by afterthree

    5 Responses to “The Adventures of Icarus, the Invisible Poltergeist”

    1. Kali Says:
      October 13th, 2007 at 11:31 am

      Yeah so that was basically amazing. Omfg. LIRL

    3. winglessflight Says:
      October 13th, 2007 at 11:48 am

      Oh, fabulous Chelle. Completely hilarious.

    5. Christina Says:
      October 15th, 2007 at 9:02 am

      That fic made me just a little bit happier to be alive. I kept having to stop because I was laughing so hard I was going to give myself away at work.

    7. Audrey Says:
      October 24th, 2007 at 12:21 am

      Oh, this is amazing! I had to laugh out loud at all the hilarious bits. It’s all in the details! Loved the little part about the potion that Fabian Prewett sent to his sister–so inventive!

    9. Anne Says:
      May 5th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

      Oh heavens, that was brilliant! All of the Marauders were really spot-on, and I adored Remus’ narration, Sirius’ crush on McGonagall, and just the masterful execution of the whole thing. Thanks for a great rec!

      *Was also dying at the idea that the Marauders were responsible for Molly Weasley (nee Prewett)’s fertility! Love, love, love it.