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    February 2nd, 2008

    Map of the Problematique

    Map of the Problematique by SullenSiren

    Summary: “He’s going to make it a RULE.” Before they went their separate ways, Moony, Padfoot, Prongs, and Wormtail shared a flat. The flat had rules. This is how it went. Drama, 15,406 Words.

    Why You Should Care: I feel like I haven’t rec’d a good, general Marauder fic for ages, so here we go: this is an absolutely smashing fic about the Marauders in their few years between Hogwarts and the fall of Voldemort, as accompanied and illuminated by a list of rules on taped-together pieces of parchment. It’s quite an underhanded tragedy, how the war and their work for the Order and Dumbledore slowly tears these four boys apart. We see them when times are still good and when they are as tightly bound together as brothers; then we see them slip away from each other and watch each of them fall by the wayside. The huge gaps of time missed near the end of this fic and the silence it brings with it is just as poignant as the moments SullenSiren does show.

    Why You Might Not Care: There’s blatant Remus/Sirius, and it deserves at least an R rating, and maybe an NC-17, for it, so be warned: those who do not like slash will wrinkle their nose. That’s really about it, though.

    Awards: 2008 Hourglass Award, Popular Choice — Best Multi-Chaptered Fic; 2008 Hourglass Award, Admins’ Choice — Angst (tied)

    posted by afterthree

    5 Responses to “Map of the Problematique”

    1. Kali Says:
      February 2nd, 2008 at 6:45 pm

      This hurt but I adored it.

    3. Tash Says:
      February 2nd, 2008 at 8:29 pm

      Fantastic rec. I started tearing up at the end. :(

    5. insanguinare Says:
      February 2nd, 2008 at 11:28 pm

      Oh, I died a little. Too perfect.

    7. s smile Says:
      February 3rd, 2008 at 12:13 am

      Main thought, I love the portrayal of Peter. Characterization was nice, but specifically, Peter was depicted so wonderfully.

      Thanks, great rec.

    9. Lill Says:
      August 2nd, 2009 at 7:10 pm

      It made me SO depressed, I f****** loved it, totally awesome!