Tagged with "Teddy Lupin"
May 8th, 2008
Teddy Lupin and the Forest Guard
Teddy Lupin and the Forest Guard by Fernwithy
Summary: This story follows Teddy Lupin through his first year at Hogwarts. Novel Length, over 100,000 Words.
Guest Rec’d By: Auds
Why You Should Care: Fernwithy writes an amazing Teddy, one who seems age appropriate and reminiscent of an 11-year-old Harry Potter, yet without feeling like a total copy of JKR’s work. The new characters she introduces seem like they always existed in this universe and were just waiting to be introduced by her. The relationships between the characters are all so rich and carefully thought-out that it makes for a touching and emotional story. Humor is also nicely done in this story, as is drama — but without it ever moving into slapstick or angst.
Why You Might Not Care: Well, perhaps you’re bored with Teddy or you don’t have room in your head for another amazing Teddy characterization. Or perhaps the format of the chapters and all the back-clicking you’ll have to do will turn you off of it. Don’t let those two things keep you from experiencing this masterpiece, though — it’s fantastic.Comment (1) »
April 13th, 2008
A Little More Time
A Little More Time by Jess Pallas
Summary: Was it possible to save two lives without altering history? Was it possible to give them a future twenty years after they had supposedly died? Teddy Lupin thought so…. Novel Length, 120,029 Words.
Why You Should Care: This, I suppose, technically classifies itself as AU, though to be fair there’s actually nothing in it that contradicts the canon of the books — that is, after all, rather the whole point. This is one of the only Remus-and-Tonks-didn’t-die fictions I’ve ever read, and it is by far my favorite. The characters are well realized and the plot is engaging — the young man Teddy Lupin has been especially lovingly crafted to inherit pieces of both his father and his mother. Remus and Tonk’s relationship has received the same kind of attention, and in a lot of places I forgot that it wasn’t JKR I was reading.
Why You Might Not Care: NoblePrat!Remus ahoy! I love him and feel canon justifies him, but some people might not agree. And if NoblePrat!Remus bothers you, there’s a good chance NoblePrat!Teddy will too….
Awards: 2008 Hourglass Award, Best AU Fic — Second PlaceComment (4) »
March 21st, 2008
The Rules of Being a Godson
The Rules of Being a Godson by Copperbadge
Summary: Teddy Lupin never gets too close or feels too much; his godfather’s son never does anything else. Drama/Romance, 12,329 Words.
Why You Should Care: Whether you know him as Sam the Storyteller, SamVimes,or Copperbadge, there is no denying that this author is gold. Previously recced on Coffee and Chocolate for his humour masterpiece, Sublimation and the Snitch, he is perhaps better known for his excellent slash romances, and this piece does not disappoint. Action! Drama! Longing! All in Copperbadge’s wonderfully straightforward style. This is excellent, and the reason I ship Teddy/James about the same as Teddy/Victoire.
Why You Might Not Care: Beware, there are kissing boys in this fic. Also, it was written approximately twenty-four hours after the release of Deathly Hallows, and as such, might not adhere to all interview canon, though nothing leapt out at me during my re-read.
Awards: 2008 Hourglass Award, Best Slash Romance — First PlaceComment (2) »
March 14th, 2008
September When It Comes
September When It Comes by SundanceKid
Summary: Seven years at King’s Cross for Teddy Lupin. Oneshot, 4,577 Words.
Why You Should Care: It just feels so right. Teddy grows up just like any boy might, and my heart was full of love for him by the end. Appearances by others felt very well characterised and realistic, notably Andromeda and Harry, and… it’s just such a good read. You know that full feeling in your chest that’s equal parts triumph and ache? Yeah. SundanceKid’s got that down to a tee.
Why You Might Not Care: If you don’t really care about the Next Generation, you won’t read this fic, and that’s fine. (Otherwise… go.)Comment (2) »
December 15th, 2007
The Birthday Boy
The Birthday Boy by Lady Bracknell
Summary: On his seventeenth birthday, Teddy Lupin is forced to face a message from beyond the grave, and a cake with his face on it. It was enough to make anyone hide at the bottom of the garden. Oneshot, 4,482 Words.
Why You Should Care: Another Lady Bracknell fic. Really, I probably should stop reccing her at some point, but she just has this impossible plethora of fantastic stories and I can’t help myself. This is mostly about Teddy, and a little about Harry, and a lot about the similarities between the two, which is just as JKR intended. Harry knows more about what it’s like to be Teddy than perhaps Teddy realizes, and it’s easy to see why these two characters would connect without trying. Lovely.
Why You Might Not Care: Another Lady Bracknell fic. So, while I can’t really think of a good reason, it’s possible y’all are just sick of being pointed at the same person. Ah well.
Note: So late today do to chaos of the “my internet isn’t working” fashion. In the end, I walked to a friend’s house and used his internet for fear of missing a day (horrors!). Let’s just say, this is not a good day for this to have happened…. *sigh*Comment (1) »
October 29th, 2007
Seven Looks at Luck, Life and Love
Seven Looks at Luck, Life and Love by Thirty2Flavors
Summary: Seven different looks at luck, life & love with Teddy Lupin. Drabble Collection, 1,262 Words.
Why You Should Care: A brief but effective set of seven drabbles centred around Teddy Lupin as a boy. Thirty2Flavors gives us a very real, honest telling of what it might be like to be a young orphaned boy who is both like Harry and not like Harry, and what it might be like for him to grow up as an ordinary boy raised by heroes. As the old cliche goes, the grass is always greener, and I don’t hesitate to say that Thirty2Flavors has a particular talent for brevity that makes me sigh pleasantly — when you choose to use few words, every single one suddenly seams like it should matter. Here, they all do.
Why You Might Not Care: The first fic I’ve rec’d here centred around a New Generation character. If that’s not your cup of tea and you prefer to stay with the characters we know, this might not seem very interesting to you. You should read it, though. Because I said so, obviously.Comments Off on Seven Looks at Luck, Life and Love