I'm an American by birth but an Anglophile by desire. As an English lit. teacher I happily don't need to defend my love of Harry Potter to others.
When it comes to all things Potter, I prefer all things canon. J. K. Rowling did such a beautiful job with the universe that it seems right to play with the toys just as she made them.
Currently, I've got various stories set across the Potterverse. Though not connected, the chronology is:
Hogwarts: A History: In any sport there are winners and losers. Set over nearly fifty years, three separate Gryffindor captains deal with Quidditch losses.
The Heart's Translation: Somehow, James Potter and Lily evans fell in love sometime before they left Hogwarts. How did it happen? This is a work-in-progress.
Mortal Thoughts: After the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, Remus Lupin decides that it's okay for him to love Tonks. (See my beautiful banner by majestic_ginny.)
Bloody Hell: Sometime in October 1997, Ron abandoned his best friend and the love of his life. Through trials of his own, he eventually made his way back to them.
Forever Broken: Ginny deals with the Battle of Hogwarts as it rages around her.
Mourning: Molly Weasley attempts to put herself back together after the Battle of Hogwarts.
Drowning In It: Dudley Dursley regrets much of what's become of his life, especially his family.
The Truth Will Set You Free: At some point, everyone learns about the past. James Sirius Potter learns the truth about his parents not at home but in a Hogwarts classroom.
The Difference Between Knowing and Understanding: This is a companion to "The Truth Will Set You Free." While James learns about his parents from other adults, Albus uses Hogwarts's vast library to teach himself all he thinks he needs to know.
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