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    Tagged with "Nymphadora Tonks"


    August 30th, 2007


    Movement by MrsTater

    Summary: Things appear to have changed. Drabble, 958 Words.

    Why You Should Care: I just like it. It’s Remus and Tonks’ first kiss, and I feel as though Remus is done quite well. He isn’t prematurely noble and self-sacrificing right out of the gate, and is even unashamedly responsible for leading them to it. This is Remus before he’s had time to think too much, and it’s easy to see why Tonks fell for him. I’d fall for him, if it were me.

    Why You Might Not Care: Oh, well. Fluff, you know. Kissing. Melt-in-your mouth romance. A small, creamy, milk chocolate truffle that makes you go “mmm…”. If this were a movie scene, it would most certainly be in a Romantic Comedy.

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    August 23rd, 2007

    Of A Sort

    Of A Sort by FernWithy

    Summary: A series of stories about the experience all Hogwarts students share: being Sorted into their houses on their first day at school. Novel Length (abandoned), 49,388 Words.

    Why You Should Care: FernWithy says in her notes that she considers this idea of hers woefully overused, but I confess I have never read a compilation like this, so for me it’s quite original. It deals a little with sorting and a lot with how the first day of school can very much affect the rest of your educational life. The seemingly benign choices made on the Hogwarts Express have lasting repercussions, some of which we’ve seen even in canon.

    Why You Might Not Care: This appears to have been abandoned as she began to attempt the sorting of the Trio Era characters, but I have rec’d it for the strength of the things I think are more valuable — that is to say, the fact that she’s already tackled the characters we haven’t seen being sorted. It’s been about a year and a half since an update, and I sort of wish she’d just ended it with the sorting of Tonks instead of trying to slog onwards. We’ve already seen Harry’s generation and their sorting, so I feel it’s unnecessary. Parts have since been made AU by new canon factoids offered by JKR, but it still stands quite well.

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    August 6th, 2007

    A Test of Wills, or Flirting for the Socially Inept

    A Test Of Wills, or Flirting for the Socially Inept by HRH Bunbury

    Summary: She was bored. He was reading. Armed only with her wit, Tonks sets on a one woman mission to catch the attention of a sullen werewolf.  Fluffy, Oneshot, 1,861 Words.

    Why You Should Care: This is cute and fluffy and sweet and just a little funny.  Tonks takes the approach of many forward-thinking young women everywhere, and attempts to annoy Remus into paying attention to her.  Remus, it seems, is the sort of man who takes the bait.  I can’t decide whether or not this ever had the chance of happening in canon, but I don’t think it really matters to be honest.  This will make you smile just a little.

    Why You Might Not Care: It’s Remus/Tonks for those who haven’t figured it out yet, and herein lies no advanced character development, deep thinking, or reflective truths in cunningly crafted statements.  Tonks annoys Remus; Remus, it turns out, doesn’t mind.  Some things are better left fluffy.

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    July 22nd, 2007

    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner by DeepDownSlytherin

    Summary: Ted and Andromeda have always thought of themselves as fairly open-minded parents, so how will they react to their daughter’s new romance? 5,011 Words.

    Why You Should Care: Once again, I find myself recing something written by DeepDownSlytherin and hoping you won’t think I’m pigeon-holing myself too much. This is a delightful fic about parents, daughters, and boyfriends that aren’t what or who you expect. It’s a light-hearted and sweetly written family portrait, and anyone who’s ever brought someone home to meet the parents will enjoy this. I adore Ted and Andromeda as an older couple, and thoroughly love the dynamic between them and their daughter.

    Why You Might Not Care: Technically, this fits into the world of DeepDownSlytherin’s “A Keen Observer” but, yet again, the author makes sure it’s not required reading. This is mostly cute and character-driven, but humour is threaded through the piece and Ted especially — as all fathers everywhere — keeps you smiling. Occasionally just a teensy bit fluffy, but the writing is always worth it with this author.

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    June 6th, 2007

    Things I Could Have But Done Without

    Things I Could Have But Done Without by ModestyRabnott

    Summary: It’s strange, I think, how it seems nostalgic thinking about it now. As if it’s already a part of The Past. Follow Tonks as she adjusts to her new life as a member of the Order, and the changes that it brings. Romance, Remus/Tonks, 31,015 Words.

    Why You Should Care: A first-person POV foray into the mind of Tonks while she tries to balance being an Auror, an Order member, and a good daughter as she falls for Remus Lupin. The speed of the relationship feels right, especially for a young woman of Tonks’ age, and, perhaps more importantly, it feels true to life as the two of them are physically intimate before they become emotionally intimate. (On that note, this fic has some of the very best sex scenes I’ve read in this ship – this fic is worth reading for them alone if you like that sort of thing.) The author slips into Tonks’ voice incredibly well, and her character is perfectly aligned with what we have seen of her in canon and with her age. The dialogue is very well done.

    Why You Might Not Care: If you avoid the Remus/Tonks ship, this is not the boat for you. Also, if you’re too young (we all know that’s not going to stop most of you, but it’s the responsible thing to say) or don’t care for NC-17, then you should leave this one alone: the sex scenes are explicit (though not graphic or crude).

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