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Ashley Dye is a content writer, editor, avid reader, and pop culture fanatic from the Bluegrass (and bourbon) state. She is a mother, adventurer, and probably a Disney princess - at least in her mind.

5 Game of Thrones, Supernatural, & Avengers Fanfiction To Sooth Your Bored Quarantined Soul

This week, a little more than the ones before it, we’re feeling the sting of quarantine. We’re going sort of stir crazy. We’re still indulging in all of our favorite parts of pop culture, and of course, that includes fanfiction.

We’ve been rewatching our favorite series and films and finding new ones too. So the fanfic we found this week is reminiscent of what we’ve been watching.

From Game of Thrones to Supernatural and The Avengers, we hope you enjoy quarantine through the eyes of some of your pop culture favorites.

Viruses and Pina Coladas
In this Supernatural themed fic, Dean and Castiel are sick of the Coronavirus. They’re sick of statistics, and they need to get out of their current situation before they lose their minds. This is possible because…Castiel owns a private island. Sam takes the trip with them and suddenly…they’re feeling a lot more relaxed. Maybe that has something to do with how Dean and Castiel spent their time before they got to that island.

Love in the Time of Quarantine

GOT themed fanfiction. When Arya Stark and Gendry Waters are quarantined…their wedding is suddenly affected by the circumstances. This should be a sigh of relief, right? Arya said it was all too much. So why was she feeling so upset now? The upside…the quarantine has to end some time right? Or maybe this is the right time to go after her dream wedding, not the one that was causing her more dread than happiness.

Faced with a pandemic, Steve really wants to help – and Tony does too…but he’s immuno-compromised. When the two have different ideas for the best method, they’re faced with a stark truth…Steve could lose Tony. Is that something he could survive? 

Conversing From Our Balconies
When Arya is stuck in quarantine, she ‘meets’ someone across the balcony – what she couldn’t expect was the impact they’d have on one another in a short time. Being stuck in your apartment for almost a month stinks, but it’s made less terrible when someone interesting is in your line of vision. 

Stay the F Home
When Bucky goes off on a rant about safety and the coronavirus, Tony is impressed. He loves an angry Bucky. Tony also appreciates it, because the pandemic doesn’t mean smooth sailing for all of them. There are lives on the line…so if you don’t have to be out…well, stay the f home.

Did you enjoy these fanfic stories? What are you watching and reading during the quarantine? Share it with us, below.

5 Covid-19 Fanfiction Stories to Read While Continuing Your State of Quarantine

While we’re continuing to navigate life in quarantine, we’re spending more time than ever with fanfiction. It’s the type of story that you can look at as an old friend. Something dependable, something that makes you feel better, something that helps you make sense of what seems unsensible.

A pandemic seems unsensible. Of course, we read about them in history, we’ve seen what they can do to civilization, but we can’t say we ever expected to experience one ourselves.

So as we navigate what this means, we’re trying to find something sort of routine. We’re trying to find a way to spread a little bit of what’s helping keep us sane and feeling like ourselves during this time. That’s why we want to share these fanfics with you.

So today, we hope you find a piece of yourselves in these stories. Read them and tune the rest of the world out. Dive into fanfiction and let it consume you.

Avengers PSAs: Covid 19 Pandemic Response
This series of one-shots is written from a fan who is simply hoping the world listens to Steve Rogers – and honestly…aren’t we all? The Avengers are urging people to take the pandemic seriously, and who better to listen to than our favorite heroes?

Love in the Time of Covid
This story is reminiscent of ‘Seeking A Friend for the End of the World’, but it’s in the Star Wars realm. Specifically concerning Rey and Kylo Ren. It’s a lengthy story (that’s almost complete) and a rather one great to read with a glass of wine to calm down with at the end of the day. Rey happens upon a handsome stranger as she’s on her way to quarantine in her grandpa’s cabin – and he might be just what she didn’t know she was looking for. 

Oh Take Me Back to the Start
We’re suckers for a Draco and Harry story, so when we saw this one, we jumped in quickly. It’s not really a story about COVID-19, but that’s fine. Sometimes stepping away from it for a moment is what you need. This one-shot is just a cute little story where Draco and Harry don’t quite…fall into love at first sight, but they might be soulmates anyway.

Stay Here
This one-shot shows John and Sherlock during day 9 of quarantine…when a panic attack ensues. It’s sort of exactly what we needed to read right now. It’s totally normal for your anxiety to be higher than usual right now, and understanding that you’re not alone in that is comforting. 

The Quarantine Log of Dr. John H. Watson
This journal-style fanfiction tells of John and Sherlock navigating quarantine through John’s eyes. There are pieces of dialogue thrown in as well, showing the thoughts they’re both having and how they’re trying to comfort one another during the trying time.

What fanfic are you reading right now? Let us know in the comments below.

Emotions During COVID-19 Quarantine Expressed Through 5 Heartfelt Fanfics

Another week in quarantine means another fanfiction rec list for our community. We hope you’re all holding up okay during this, still tough to navigate time. It’s unprecedented, it’s heavy, and sometimes…it’s a little bit scary. 
This week, the stories are geared towards what a lot of us are feeling. So far, the rec lists have been full of stories with a lot of different emotions. We need to find humor and light during this confusing time, but it’s also important to read stories that we can relate to. The stories this week focus a bit more on the uncertainty. They’re also all in the HP community. 
Of course, it isn’t all bad – not in the fanfiction world or in ours. While what we’re facing is scary, it’s also given us time to sit back and look at the world a little differently. There are stories of kindness, there are helpers, and there are communities coming together for the good of those both on the front lines of this thing, and those who are still helping, even if they don’t realize it. 
So without further ado, here are 5 stories we’ve read this week and we hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did. 

In A Week
This is a story about Sirius’ experience in the uncertain times we’re all facing, and what emotions isolation and quarantine can bring to the surface. It also looks at how Remus helps him understand and cope with that heaviness. The author leaves a warning note that while no character contracts or dies of covid-19, there is character death and some other heavy topics. It doesn’t stop the fic from being an incredible read, however. It just might stir some emotions up in you too, so read the entire warning before venturing through this story.

This fic (the first of two of the same name on this rec list) is a WIP that focuses on Dragon Pox and what that means to the wizarding world. Hermione, muggle-born, seemingly has less to worry about with this pandemic as it strikes purebloods first (and hardest) but she finds herself fighting a battle of a different kind as she’s stuck in lockdown with a particular Lucius Malfoy. 

Top Priority
This story sees Harry and Draco quarantined together during the outbreak of a fast-spreading virus. The two are facing what we’re all facing now – fear and uncertainty. Will the two go stir crazy in quarantine or will some physical contact be just what they need to relax and de-stress?

The Dragon Pox Pandemic of 1918
When a pandemic falls upon the wizarding world, emotions run high. This fic sees Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald trying to make sense of life during the Dragon Pox pandemic, and what losses may come along with that. Gellert tries to heal Bathilda…but could he lose his life in the process, if so…what does that mean for the heart of Albus?

This story, a WIP, sees Remus and Sirius navigating life on lockdown. The virus is keeping everyone inside, so how will they keep from losing their minds? Maybe quarantine won’t be so bad when you’re with your best friend.

What stories are you reading this week? Let us know in the comment section, below.

Fandom Gets Quarantined: (Covid-19) Coronavirus Fanfiction to Read While Stuck at Home

As the quarantine for Covid-19 continues, we are digging deeper into fanfiction than we have in a while. Fanfiction is – and always will be – a critical part of our day to day lives. However, we’re searching for new stories, new pairings, new ways to help us cope.

Fanfiction has been a tool to help fans escape what’s heavy around them for many years now. We jump to fanfiction when we’re happy – at the end of a good day when we want to relax. We also jump to fanfiction when we’re upset – when the day hasn’t been so great and we’re looking for a story to take us somewhere else.

Right now, we’re sort of in the middle of whatever area exists. We’re happy…staying inside and trying to stay healthy, but it’s not an easy time for anyone, especially those of us with anxiety.

So this time around, we decided to search fanfiction with the Coronavirus/Covid-19 tag. We aren’t doing so to make light of the situation, we’re doing so because this is a time for fanfiction. This is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before – so why not write about it. Why not work it into stories of our favorite characters in literature? Why not use it to help us work through it instead of allowing it to be a mental block?

Some of them are short, some are a bit longer (this is new, so there aren’t novel-length fics for the Coronavirus by any means), but they’re all centered around what’s happening to all of us, right now.

Can’t Objectively Vaccinate Iconic Desire – COVID 19
This fic is a great Dramione one shot, and we love Draco/Hermione stories. Draco hears Hermione having a bit of a conversation on the phone and his feelings are hurt immediately. What happens next is…well…cathartic for both of them. 

Thank You Fics Round 3 (Chapter 6)
This fic is part of a set of ‘thank you’ fics for the author, so the story is a one-shot. It’s also Avengers themed, and features a few of our favorite heroes. When Tony Stark wants to ‘meet’ a handsome man he sees working on a roof, he’s gotta get creative. It is a quarantine, after all, so he can’t just take him a glass of lemonade.

Isolation of Self
This one-shot is almost a poem of sorts. It’s a short read, at fewer than 300 words, but it hits heavy – especially right now. It also makes us wish the author would dig into the idea more.

Did You Buy Toilet Paper, John?
The quarantine makes it to Baker St. when John is exposed to the Coronavirus at work and Sherlock must quarantine with him. They don’t hate their time inside alone.

The Source of Light
This fic sees John working the frontlines of the Covid-19 health crisis and being separated from his loved ones. When he has a moment, he is sure to video chat with Sherlock and Rose. Is now the time to finally admit his love for Sherlock, or will he get to have that choice at all?

Have you been reading Covid-19 themed works so far? What are your favorite stories if so? Share them with us, here.

5 Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories to Read During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Quarantine

If you’re anything like us, right now – everything going on in the world seems a little overwhelming. We’re stuck in isolation, some officially quarantined, and others are trying to make sense of what’s going on while trying to stay sane and keep our loved ones safe too.

It left us thinking, what a time for fanfiction. There are circumstances when you want to dive into your favorite stories again and again. Then, there are times when you want to search out new adventures for your favorite characters.

This is where fanfiction comes in. This is where it can help heal us, too. 
It’s not lost on us that one of our favorite quotes – and one that’s so important right now – is a quote from Harry Potter.

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

So today, we’re turning on the light, and we hope you’ll do the same with us. While we’re all stuck in our homes, keeping up with the news but trying not to drown in it, we’re here and we’d love to be here for all of you too.

While that has to mean something different for many interactions, for us…it means that we’re digging into the heart of what HPFF is. What our forum is, what our community is. We’ve always hoped to create a place to go when everything else feels too heavy. A place to find peace and excitement and hope when it’s all a little too much everywhere else.

So join us, as we focus on 5 stories we’re reading right now. 

A Year Of Hope by Cy The Cardinal 
The title of this one is what pulled us in at first – couldn’t we all use a little hope right now? This fic is an AU with some canon pieces that focus upon the ‘Golden Trio’ – as well as Luna, Ginny, and Neville, coming together to defeat Tom Riddle for good. You’ll laugh your heart will feel full, and you’ll even get a bit of a romantic treat at the end of this story. It’s a wonderful little read. 

The Girl That Changed Everything by LoveSpell
When Harry meets a loud and borderline obnoxious girl at Hogwarts, he finds himself stuck. Disliking her should be the easy part, right? So why can’t he stop thinking about her? Sometimes, love doesn’t make sense, and it doesn’t happen with the person we most expected to find. Love…it finds us, and we don’t really know it’s happening until the moment it smacks us in the face. 
So this girl…maybe she’s the one that changes everything for Harry, and maybe it’s just what he needed.

Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue by DobbyMinerva
This one-shot is a look into Lily’s wedding to James from the eyes of her best friend. While it should be a day of celebration, there are some heavy emotions being felt – and they don’t really make sense. Could Lily’s friend be feeling the bittersweet tinge of the big change in her best friend’s life, or is it something much deeper than that? 

Locked in Secrets by Elena
This is a fic that tells a story of a romance between Draco and Ginny. The pairing isn’t a ‘must-read’ for myself usually, I’m a major Dramione fan, but this story grabs you and makes you fall in love as they do. The pair are faced with the knowledge that their love might not ‘make sense’. However, that doesn’t make it any less real, or important…or valuable. It’s just the way the world works and you always have two choices. Sometimes, you follow your heart and sometimes you play it safe. 

Murder on the Hogwarts Express by Violet Gryfindor
If you’re looking to dig your teeth into a murder-mystery, this is the story for you. We love a good ‘dinner train’ mystery, and this has it all. When Nymphadora Tonks and Charlie Weasley find themselves investigating a deadly feud, they’ll come upon much more than they bargained for.

We hope you’ll find an escape from the day to day happenings in your life within these stories, and know that we’re sending you love and light.

6 Bold Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories That Worked

When it comes to fanfiction, there are stories for every type of reader. For the ‘general’ fandom centered reader, for the specific fandom centered reader, for the reader who wants more of their favorite characters to the reader who wants to explore new ones.

From The Vampire Diaries and One Tree Hill to Game Of Thrones and Riverdale – there’s fanfiction for any ‘pop culture’ gem you could be obsessed with. Trust us, we’re obsessed with a lot, and we’ve found fanfiction for just about all of it.

In the Harry Potter realm of fanfiction specifically, there are certain ‘genres’, if you will, of stories that readers expect to find. Stories about magic, the ‘golden trio’, the marauders, and Snape and Lily – just to name a few.

While some of our favorite fics come from that ‘expected’ category, others are the pleasant surprises we come across that we weren’t expecting at all.

Today, we’re looking at those unexpected/unique fanfiction stories and sharing a few of our favorites with you.

Here’s to creativity!

6 Bold Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories That Worked


Tea And No Sympathy by who_la_hoop

While this fic isn’t a crossover, it does give us major Groundhog Day vibes.

Draco is stuck in a recurring 24 hour period and it’s all that horrible Harry Potter’s fault.

What does Draco do with the same 24 hours over and over again? He makes the most of it, of course. He uses every single day to be different, to do something different, to be someone different.

Who wouldn’t use the same day to test out different personality traits? To embrace different parts of the reality you’ve known and to jump into new ones without the fear of something terrible altering everything forever?

What he doesn’t realize, at first, is that no matter what persona he takes on, he’s falling for Harry Potter. Suddenly, 24 hours doesn’t seem like long enough.

Storm In A Teacup by Faith Wood

This fic is summed up as Draco obsessed with Harry Potter’s hair. Now, we have to admit that even when we first read the books and watched the films, Drarry was one of those ‘ships’ that we could see potential with if this were different or that changed a little.

That’s why we’ve always loved the pairing in fanfiction. There are stories that are canon compliant and stories that are totally AU where Draco and Harry just fit together.

This is one of those stories, and perhaps our favorite part of it is the nervous, vulnerable, and smitten Draco whenever Harry is near. Especially when he just means to fix Harry’s distracting hair and ends up…removing something quite important instead.

The Standard You Walk Past by bafflinghaze

We recommended this one recently, but when we thought about a fic we didn’t expect that actually really impressed us, we had to add this one.

Draco and Harry went back to Hogwarts for their 8th year and McGonagall decided to put them in the same room.

While this isn’t exactly an unexpected storyline, the way this fic reads is so good and so unique that it’s hard to stop once you’ve started.

Harry has a ‘sleepwalking’ thing which starts as sort of a sleep murmuring/screaming thing and Draco is there to help him.

At first, that help comes from a place of hesitation, but it doesn’t take long for it to become second nature. It’s not just because it’s what Draco thinks his mom would like, either, even if that’s what he tries to convince himself more than once.

We’re absolutely here for Draco really helping Harry, so many stories have it the other way around.

Steve And The Barkeep by Runaway Deviant

We wanted to add some crossover fanfiction too, and maybe it’s because we’re also massive Marvel fans, but these next stories just seemed to be incredible Harry Potter and Avenger fanfiction.

Steve is all about keeping his very specific groove. He’s not boring by any means, but he knows what he likes and why fix something that isn’t broken, right? One of those things he likes is doing the right thing, as any good fan of Steve Rogers knows.

When he sees an opportunity to make sure a kid is keeping on the right path, he follows it. What happens next is an encounter with a barkeep different than anyone Steve has met before.

Of course, antics ensue from there and you’ll find yourself laughing as you really fall in love with the characters in this story. They all hold traits to their original parts (Tony, Steve, Harry, Pepper, Fury, etc) but the author took a bit of creative freedom with them too.

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if your favorite wizard ran into your favorite superheroes, this fic is for you.

Of Wizards And Heroes by storyforsomeone

We love this fic for a number of reasons, and while it’s sort of our job to recommend stories to you and let you know what you’ll be getting into before you read them, we’re going to stay vague on this and hope you understand why.

First, the story mixes two of our favorite things – Harry Potter and the Avengers.

Next is the way this author writes is simply brilliant. The characterization, the plot, the interactions, the attention to detail – all of it is handled so incredibly well.

Last, we’ll tell you a little bit about what to expect, we aren’t that cruel.

Harry Potter is, as the author writes, a legend…a story. In fact, we got some major Winter Soldier vibes from the description of this story. If you’re a Marvel fan, going into it with that ‘idea’ around Harry will make the story even more fitting.

When he ends up hurled into a different universe, well…that universe is full of heroes and villains. How will their stories mix?

Harry Potter And The Obnoxious Genius by TheRogueHuntress

When we think of Tony Stark and of Harry Potter, we think of characters who believe in what they believe in with all of who they are. This can make them characters you root for or characters you find yourself getting a bit…annoyed by.

More often than not, Tony and Harry are two of our favorite pop culture characters across the board, and while they have similar traits, there are circumstances where it’s easy to see how crazy they’d drive one another.

That’s the basis of this fic, Harry and Tony are partnered up as Harry’s new assignment is protecting Tony. You’ll see them annoyed by one another, enjoying the company of the other (without first realizing it), and maybe you’ll see a little more, too.

6 Bold Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories That Worked

The term ‘bold’ is definitely one of those words that can mean different things to different people. For us…when we think bold we think ideas that we weren’t expecting, and there were parts of each of the stories above that made us excited about the unexpected.

Isn’t that the best part of reading anything, especially fanfiction?

Did we list any of your favorite unique Harry Potter fanfiction stories? Did we miss any we need to read immediately? Let us know.

7 Breathtaking Works of Fanfiction That Are Timeless

If you ask any reader, any lover of literature, there are a few books that will always be seen as ‘timeless’.

For fans of literature, there are always a few works that will be seen as ‘timeless’. For some, it’s The Great Gatsby and Moby Dick, for others it’s Dracula and Animal Farm, for almost everyone – works of Shakespeare will always be seen as timeless.

They are books, poems, and stories that make an impact, they stay with you long after you’ve read them, they inspire you and they bring a sense of wonder and magic along with them.

There are works of fanfiction that can be seen as timeless too,

As massive fans of fanfiction, genuinely…we read as many stories a week as we can, we’ve found some of those magical stories in all realms of pop culture fandom. We have to admit that many of our favorites are in the Harry Potter realm, but we’ve also got timeless favorites in realms with the Avengers, Vampire Diaries, Sherlock, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

The magic with fanfiction exists within the authors that take characters we love and give them new journies, new experiences, new love interests, and new aspects of their persona. They can be funny, sad, full of adventure, and full of promise.

We wanted to share some of our favorites with you today, so without further ado, here are 7 works of fanfiction that we believe to be timeless.

7 Breathtaking Works of Fanfiction That Are Timeless

The Changeling by Annerb

This Ginny-centric fanfiction will undoubtedly end up as one of your favorite works, not just in the Harry Potter realm, but in fanfic as a whole.

Ginny is sorted into Slytherin, which is unlike the Ginny we know and love…but as the story unfolds, you see that just because you’re sorted into a house, doesn’t mean that you lose everything about yourself that makes you who you are.

As Ginny navigates her life in the house she never expected, will she be influenced by what’s expected of her, or will she bring unexpected change to the Slytherin house as we know it?

You’ve Got The Antidote For Me by kandakicksass

There’s something about a wonderful Drarry story that makes us almost as smitten as a good Dramione story. In the Harry Potter fanfiction realm, they’re our favorite ships.

For as much as we love the stories that make us giggle and feel the butterflies the characters are obviously feeling, we love the ones that are dramatic and emotional too.

This is one of our top 3 Drarry stories, and it’s because it encompasses everything you want for Harry and Draco, yes…even the pain.

The vulnerability shown by Draco through this fic is the reason that we enjoy it so much, and while that vulnerability comes from a place of total and complete brokenness, it’s also the thing that ends up saving him.

Is he stubborn? Yes. Is he terrified? Yes. Is he uncertain? Yes.

He’s also in love with Harry Potter, and maybe that’s enough.

Macbeth by cyropi

This is a combination of two of our favorite things, William Shakespeare and Harry Potter. We love cannon fanfiction as much as the next person, but we love when our favorite works of literature can merge to create something beautiful, too.

That’s what happens in Macbeth, with Draco as Macbeth and Hermione as the woman he loves.

Macbeth is dark, and the author stayed true to that darkness, not just in the story, but in Draco taking on the role of the character.

That’s not to say that there isn’t romance and an ending that isn’t exactly happily ever after but isn’t exactly the end of everything either. The story in Macbeth fits a category of Dramione fans, ones who like the tension in their relationship and the way it’s not all rainbows and roses for the couple.

Some of the comments on this fic even credit the author for getting them excited about William Shakespeare. That’s a mighty high honor, and yet another reason for you to read this story – if you haven’t already.

Ground Hog Day by Rorschach’s Blot

This is another fic that blends different favorites for us, however, it’s more in the realm of pop culture. Most everyone has seen the movie Ground Hog Day, it’s a classic. So when we found a fanfic with the same name, we had to dig in immediately, and we were not disappointed.

While most of the fics we’ve recommended so far have been deep and emotional, this one is a bit more lighthearted.

Harry Potter is forced to live the same day over and over again, you’ll have to see just what that loop looks like for yourself.

A Wonderful Caricature Of Intimacy by Countess Of Abe

This is a fic we’ve recommended before, but we can’t list our timeless favorites and leave it out.

Draco and Hermione fall in love amidst circumstances that neither of them expected, and it leads to a truly honest and compassionate relationship between them.

Draco needs help when his ex-wife threatens to take his child away. The child Draco loves and the ex-wife…seemingly only cares about because she knows it’ll hurt him.

How does he end up asking Hermione for help, and what does she bring to the table?

You’ll have to find out for yourselves, but trust us, it’s worth the experience. You’ll have this fic saved in your bookmarks as soon as you read the last word, and you’ll find yourself revisiting it…often.

Cauterize by Lady Altair

When most people think of timeless works, we think of lengthy pieces of literature. The truth is, however, that even short pieces of writing can leave a lasting impact, and this story is one of those.

Cauterize tells the story of loss in a way that’s absolutely haunting.

Dennis Creevey deals with the loss of his brother through the lens of his camera, and that means different things at different times.

One thing it always means is that his loss is heavy, and it’s always going to be there.

The Things Draco Carries by catsintheattic

This fanfic can be explained by the title itself…it talks about the things Draco Malfoy carries. Of course, as with the best works of literature, it goes far beyond what one might initially expect.

Of course, as a student learning magic, there are requirements. Feathers, ink, books, paper – the usual for any prepared student.

Then…there are things that carry a bit more weight themselves. Things that make Draco emotional. There are things that are hard to swallow, things that are hard to make sense of.

No matter what, Draco carries them; the books and the feathers and the emotions too.

It’s a lovely fic that gives us a look at a character we already know, just through a different light.

7 Breathtaking Works of Fanfiction That Are Timeless

When it comes to timeless works of fanfiction, what makes the perfect recipe for you? Did we include some of yours in this blog post? Did we miss any that you’re shocked we didn’t include? Let us know in the comments below.

2019 Roundup Of The Best Harry Potter Fanfiction In The World

One of the reasons we fell in love with literature, from a young age, was the magic and seemingly endless opportunity to chase it with words. There are so many outlets to indulge in and build that magic when it comes to writing.

You can create songs, letters, stories, alternate universes, films, and comics – the list goes on and on.

You can watch films, listen to music, read stories and letters, spend hours looking comics, and our personal favorite – you can get lost in fanfiction.

In fact, we found so much of that magic when we found fanfiction, and it’s been an unbreakable bond since then. In fact, we find ourselves reading fanfiction more than we read almost anything else.

There are stories you can find yourself in, stories you can get lost in, stories you can find hope in, there are even stories that can help mend a broken heart.

While it’s hard to find favorites within any realm of fanfiction, we did try to narrow it down for today’s blog post. For every fanfiction reader, there will be different ‘go to’ stories in every subgenre, so we know it’s going to be impossible to cover all of them.

Here are some of the stories we chose for this go around.

2019 Roundup Of The Best Harry Potter Fanfiction In The World


Invisible Circus by sceneii

When we first found this fic, we were in the mood to read a Ron centered story, and we’re so glad we stumbled upon it.

It’s not rare to find magic in Harry Potter fanfiction stories, in fact…it’s rare not to. This story, of course, contains magic. In some Harry Potter fanfic you’ll even find an air of mystery, but it’s hard to find fanfiction as unique as this one.

With Ron as a betrayer of Harry Potter (and the life we’ve seen him grow to love), readers are forced to question everything we know and love about the character.

What could have made Ron turn on Harry? Was there something bubbling under the surface all along? Why is Ron so far from who we’ve known him to be?

Those questions and more will be answered as you read Invisible Circus and you’ll certainly be emotional – but you’ll love the ride.

Apple Pies And Other Amends by toeatapeach

Feelings between Hermione and Draco get sweeter. Art by CaptBexx.

If you’re a Draco/Hermione fan, this probably won’t be a new fic for you, but it’ll definitely be one you’ll gladly reread – time and time again.

In this fic, Hermione is dealing with PTSD in a way she didn’t expect, and that’s probably because she wasn’t expecting it at all.

There’s a lot of baking in this fic, a lot of healing, and a lot of love in some unexpected places – the theme is evident throughout. The things we need most may not be the most obvious, sometimes…they’re the small things that begin healing us before we even realize it’s happening.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words by SSAerial

This fic is a short and easy read, and it’s one that’ll keep you hooked from the first sentence. A tale of Ron and Harry in the Slytherin house, this fanfic will have you in stitches.

Harry and Ron don’t exactly belong in Slytherin…but the Sorting Hat makes no mistakes, right?

That may be true, but it seems as if the hat can be persuaded to…side with a student on which house they believe they belong to if said student is stubborn enough.

While this is just a snippet into what could be a much larger universe, it’s a good one. So if you want a little bit of a totally alternate universe type story with ups, downs, and a sprinkle of drama within, this one is for you.

A Wonderful Caricature Of Intimacy by Countess Of Abe

We are suckers for this fanfiction, and there are probably a couple of good reasons for that. One, it’s single dad Draco and we have an unusually soft spot in our hearts for that storyline. Honestly, we didn’t know we needed it until we read this, then…it was a brilliant addition into our fanfiction ‘must-haves’.

Draco needs help when it comes to the mother of his child, and who better to help him than a close friend, right? Well…that’s not exactly what happens for Draco in this fic, at least…not at first.

Hermione is who Draco reaches out to for help, and it’s quite possibly the best decision he ever could have made. Not just for his sake when dealing with legal dilemmas, but for the sake of his own heart, too.

We have a feeling you’ll fall in love with this story, just as we did.

Conquering The Darkness by cappie

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The synopsis for this one is originally what piqued our interest, that and we’re suckers for a good Draco and Harry romance.

‘When Draco’s world is literally cast into darkness, both he and Harry realize that sometimes the dark is all a person needs to see more clearly.’

What starts as a dislike for one another grows to an experience that allows both characters to learn, grow, and eventually love with the help of one another. This journey through ‘darkness’ quite literally for one character, shows us all what it means to truly find the light.

Draco’s Delicious Dilemma by darkmagicalgirl

This story is sweet, in more ways than one. The title definitely serves to lead readers into preparing for something as such. It’s a delicious dilemma for Draco, and it happens quite literally, in fact.

When Draco goes into the coffee shop of one, Harry Potter, he finds himself feeling much different about the circumstances than he originally anticipated. Not only does he not mind the shop itself, he doesn’t mind the company inside of it or a particularly delicious pastry.

From there, antics ensue and a bit of almost kissing and some literal running away – but it all works out for the best in the end.

Quite deliciously.

2019 Roundup Of The Best Harry Potter Fanfiction In The World

What stories are at the top of your favorite Harry Potter fanfiction lists? Did we list any of them here? If not, let us know what we should check out next in the comment section.

4 Epic NEW Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories To Read In 2019

With a new year comes a lot of new opportunities to embrace yourself in the pop culture realm. From new films and tv series’ to returning shows with new seasons – there’s never a shortage of material to sit in front of the television or big screen with.

There are also new books, stories, and comics to indulge in as the days go by.

One way we like to spend time with our favorite pop culture characters is obviously within the fanfiction realm.

There are some old stories we can’t help but revisit and new ones we’re expecting to fall in love with this year. From existing authors, we’ve grown to admire to new authors with stories all their own – we find inspiration when we embark upon a new story, and with it, a new journey.

So for 2019, one of our goals is to read more fanfiction – especially fanfiction that is new to us.

Today, we wanted to share that goal with all of you.

While it’s always hard to narrow these lists down, we did gather up 4  stories you’ll want to read asap – and we mean asap. These might not all have a publication date within the last few months, but they’re stories that we think deserve a little more recognition.

4 Epic NEW Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories To Read In 2019

Concerning Rabbits by LullabyKnell

The author is doing a character study series, but this reads more like a brilliant short story. This is especially true because the author took the initiative to elaborate parts of this character’s personality, story, and life in a nice way.

It’s a story you want to keep reading, and the ending sort of sneaks up on you but not in a way that leaves anything unfinished. It’s quirky, it’s sweet, it’s a bit understated – all in all, it’s a lot like Cedric Diggory himself.

There are also some really awesome rabbit metaphors in this fic, and we didn’t know we loved that aspect of fanfiction, but we totally do.

Sometimes The Present Should Be More Important Than The Future by kingkylo

This one will be epic if you’re a fan of Harry and Draco together. Not only a fan of them together but a fan of that sort of awkward tension that they must endure before they actually get together.

This one is an easy read that you can probably relate to if you’ve ever had a crush on the ‘wrong person’, especially if that person ended up being not so wrong after all.

In this story, Harry reflects upon his journey through his relationship with a special someone and comes to truly realize that even though there were dark times, it was all worth it in the end.

A Simple Kindness by storyplease

The summary the author chose for this fic is perfect. It sets the scene without giving too much away. You’re immediately curious as to what visitor helps to change Snape’s unkindness and what that means for both of them.

The story itself doesn’t disappoint, either.

What could change within him if he accepted a little kindness, and was able to harbor it within his own heart to give a little kindness?

The answer? A lot…a lot could change.

There’s fluff, romance, and laughter to be found in this fic, and it’s easily one of our favorites to have read. We love seeing the difference a little goodness can make, it’s one of the most important parts of storytelling.

Rhythm Of Your Heart by Razzledazzy

It’s obvious that we’re on a bit of a Draco and Harry kick lately, and we’d apologize, but we aren’t all that sorry about it.

This story is one of realization for Harry and Draco, and while it’s romantic, it’s not just a fluffy sappy story.

Readers get to experience Harry and Draco having some serious conversations, having some important conversations. We get to see them start to realize their feelings for one another but it’s not in the whole rainbows and sunshine way. It’s in that way where you really see the vulnerability of someone – when you just get to know them and you suddenly realize that things about them are too special to ignore.

This kind of Draco and Harry story is great for fans of the pair as well because it relates more to their characters that we know in the Rowling universe. Of course, we love the sappy and cute stories too, but these – where you get a little glimpse into the important parts that make up the bigger picture, these are special.

4 Epic NEW Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories To Read In 2019

Did we manage to find stories that were new to you? If you could narrow down some epic Harry Potter fanfiction stories for us to read this year, what would they be?

Let us know.

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6 Hilarious Harry Potter Memes You Won’t Believe You Missed

We’re kicking off the new year with one of our favorite pop culture realms: Harry Potter. It should come as no surprise to our readers that the books and films are longstanding favorites of ours,  and we certainly aren’t the only ones.

We spent a lot of our holiday downtime with our favorite Harry Potter characters. We reread some of our favorite passages, had a Harry Potter movie marathon, and even exchanged HP themed gifts with friends for Christmas.

When all was said and done, we got ready for bed…which is clearly code for we laid around scrolling through our phones for hours and that led us to search for memes.

We weren’t just searching for any memes, either, we were searching for the kind that ones that make you laugh so hard you cry. That being said, it was really hard to narrow the list down to just 6, so you can expect more meme posts from us soon!

For now, here are 6 Harry Potter memes that kept us up for an extra hour laughing way louder than we should have been.

6 Hilarious Harry Potter Memes You Won’t Believe You Missed

Dark Arts & Crafts via dovahqueen4 on Tumblr

We love a good play on words and we love a good Snape meme – this is the best of both worlds.

After looking deeper into Tumblr and other social media platforms, we realized that this might be a more popular meme than we thought, but we’d never seen it before now. So maybe there are some of you who’ve missed this little gem until now too.

Anyone want to do some arts and crafts with us?

Wot In Divination via minibitch222 on Tumblr

The ‘wot in tarnation’ thing really picked up speed in 2017 when that infamous cowboy hat found itself in a slew of pop culture memes.

Our favorite thing about this meme is how young Harry and Ron are and how fitting it is. Learning spells has to be quite difficult, and no better way to break the ice and try to make light of it than by turning it into a meme.

Wot in divination?

Harry Potter Summed Up via cher-horowitz on Tumblr

This is one of our favorite memes ever. It can be used in a number of situations and make perfect sense. You can use it within your own group of friends, use it for talking about your sleazy ex, or you can use it within the realms of pop culture.

In the Harry Potter realm, this has been used a number of times, but this has to be one of our favorites. It does seem that Harry ignores literally everything else – including his best friends – to run into dangerous situations.

Why Harry? Why?

Voldemort Cares via lolmemez on Tumblr

You know, we didn’t really think about this until we saw it laid out in front of us as a meme, but this certainly sparked an unexpected laugh out of us.

Some of our favorite things about pop culture are things like this right here. Where situations and settings line up – without really meaning to – and come together to create something hilarious.

Waiting until studies are over before attacking Harry Potter? Maybe there is a heart within Voldemort somewhere after all.

(We know…we know…there really isn’t)

Uno Card via hphm-riley on Tumblr

This one really made us chuckle. Everyone knows that feeling when you’re playing UNO and you have one of these cards (or a draw 4) in your hand. You wait for that perfect moment before playing the card – debating who you’ll use it on as the game progresses.

We can totally see this being a move Harry would make, it’s only funnier because it’s literally the killing curse and Harry’s like ‘Nah – reverse’.

Dark Times Ahead via my-h0me-is-h0gwarts on Tumblr

Some of our readers will definitely relate to this feeling, and you’re not alone. We’ve all been there, unfortunately. It’s almost easier to wake up with a hangover than it is to be awake while it’s happening.

Those are definitely dark and terrible times.

They’re also hilarious times to laugh at when they aren’t happening to you.

6 Hilarious Harry Potter Memes You Won’t Believe You Missed

Did you find memes here that you’d missed? Do you have any that we absolutely have to see? If so, share them with us in the comments section.

Oh, and don’t forget, with a new year means new content – so expect to see more memes from us very soon!

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