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REC: The Sleeping Prince

Title: The Sleeping Prince

Author: who_la_hoop

Pairing: Harry/Snape

Rating: R

Word-count: 41k

Summary: It's hard to ignore your past—and impossible to do so when you can't remember your future. But a meddlesome portrait, a dragon with an ancient grudge and true love's kiss teach an unlikely Prince that a regrettable past doesn't have to mean an unhappy ending.


All righty, I haven’t been this excited about a fic in ages, much less a Harry/Snape fic! Before you avert your eyes—because I know my flist is primarily Harry/Draco—I’ll tell you what I told the author: If I didn’t already love Harry/Snape, this fic would have converted me. Plus, I haven’t been reading Harry/Snape of late and this fic made me remember what I find so appealing about the pairing: how utterly satisfying it is to see an unlikely couple of people find not only peace with one another but affection and love. And I don't think it gets more unlikely than Harry and Snape. SO SERIOUSLY GIVE IT A GO EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT A HARRY/SNAPE FAN. :D :D

All right! My bulletpoint blathering on why I liked loved this story:

  • Snape’s characterization. Flawless. The author captured that awkwardness Snape apparently had, that insecurity that manifested as meanness, and practically made me feel as though I were reading canon.

  • Harry’s characterization. That unique Harry humor, those little insecurities he has (less like Snape’s, more like is-my-hair-sticking up?, er-does-he-like-me?-no-that’s-stupid, omg-I-can-like-blokes? sort of insecurity). That cute, funny Harry thing. You know, you know. She does it, and does it well.

  • Harry/Ron’s friendship. I won’t spoil it. You’ll see. But Ron, man. <3

  • THE PROGRESSION OF HARRY’S CRUSH. Arguably the best part of this thing. Like, I don’t know how the author did it, but her grasp of teen love was out of this world relatable and enjoyable to read. And so funny and sad, too!

  • Finally, all the work who_la_hoop clearly put into this. Word structure, imagery, story structure, formatting, attention to detail, attention to length, the build-up to the climax to the ending—all of it, just bravo. No flaws to mention. Seriously, y'all should read it.

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Nooooooooooooo, Nic-rolled!

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay, lovely lovely rec! <3

Never have my emotions been so mixed DDDD:

On the bright side, if you didn't warn Birds in advance, I bet this got her too :D

Edited at 2013-09-20 08:27 am (UTC)

No, because Cheryl and LHB got you on my behalf! Whereas Nattish got me on her own behalf. She claims victory for herself, not for you. SO THERE.

Are you claiming dysonrules as your Nic-rolling minion? Does she know about this?

Nattish does deserve all the points, actually, because she made a really cool Nic banner instead of just c+p'ing a photo. *gavel*

If you INSIST on twisting the rules to suit yourself, then I might concede it's a 3 all draw. But the game is not over yet. I'll get you, my pretty... You and your little dog, too.

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