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It is eternally an ongoing saga, what do you do? I have been reading HP fanfiction now for several years, and find that while my tastes have changed and there is always new stuff written, I am constantly going back to the older stories. Is it because they were written pre HBP (not my most favoured of the books) or is it because they are definitely AUs. I don’t know. I do know that I prefer to read those stories that look at canon and decide to discard it. AUs are becoming my main stay. The stories that I return to. The ones were Draco decides early on that he doesn’t want to follow Daddy Dearest, where he is a veela and Oh My God! Harry is is his mate. Yeah, ok, so those are like the pulp produced romance novels you find in the supermarket, but every now and then you find a good one. And I admit I do enjoy a good romance, the relationships between characters is what drives my reading. And I don’t mean just the romantic ones. A favourite one would be Make a Wish by Rorschach’s Blot. Harry’s interaction with the world as it goes past, the things he gets up to, and the whole Mr Black character is fabulous. The concept of Harry deciding to live a little before he dies and what he then goes on to do, is a brilliant plot devise that becomes, what I think, is one of the best AUs that I have read. I must admit I not too sure about the way it ends and the sequal, but then I’m not a writer of creative fiction and cannot honestly say that I could do any better.
In the meantime, I shall endeavor to continue to devour fiction as it goes by, keep those author alerts happening so I dont miss any new stuff and hope that this big cataloguing project that I brought on myself will one day be finished. Or will it? After all, the only way that will happen is if I stop reading or people stop writing. Now which do you think is more likely to happen??? 800+ fictions left to catalogue… and god knows how many I haven’t read yet!!!