October 12th, 2010
|rsgamesmods||10:06 am - Day Twelve - Fic: Team AU: Going on Fifteen|
Title: Going on Fifteen
Rating: light R
Warnings: Discussion of past drug use and the fact that teenagers are randy.
Genre(s): Humor, Angst, Fluff
Word Count: 1,637
Summary: "Harry has a girlfriend," Remus says in a hushed voice, but Harry can still hear him from the bottom of the stairs. He shouldn't eavesdrop, but it's about him, so he has a right to know what they're saying.
Notes: Sirius turned out to be the voice of reason. Who'd have thought?
Going on Fifteen
Was it truly AU or Canon Compliant? Please use the following: 2 for "yes", 1 for "sort-of", and 0 for "no"
How well did the author/artist use their Prompt? 1 to 9 (1 being the least)
How much did you like this story/art overall? 1 to 9 (1 being the least)
this was really adorable and i liked how harry kind of told the story. that added a great dimension to it and really acted like a lens for the r/s story behind it. you didn't even need to say it explicitly, but that simple conversation and harry's take on it told an epic tale behind the scenes.
|Date:||November 17th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)|| |
I adore looking at parents through the eyes of their kids. It's an interesting lens and it was great fun to write. Thank you!
This was absolutely adorable. This fest is making me love Harry-raised-by-puppies more and more. (What's the proper term for that, I wonder?) The conversation was full of intimate markers - secret jokes, references to old deeds, the ability to read without the emotions being clearly there - and I loved it. I felt like Harry, sneaking in on a treasure of a conversation, but without the embarrassment of knowing they were talking about me. ;)
|Date:||October 12th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)|| |
The proper term for that is "should have been canon."
|Date:||November 17th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)|| |
|Date:||November 17th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)|| |
I totally agree with inverts
that it should be called canon, but alas. I think it's usually called 'raising Harry', and it's my favorite genre of puppy fic. ^_^
I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the lovely comment!
"We weren't so bad at fourteen. It was fifteen that really killed us. And sixteen. Dear Merlin, we were all a mess at sixteen."
Brilliant! There is some great dialogue in this. I love the idea of Sirius giving Harry 'the talk' in a very matter-of-fact way.
|Date:||October 12th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)|| |
I liked this so much. Short, sweet, and perfect.
The concept of Remus having lots of sex to try to feel good about himself (presuming I read that right) is one I don't see often but it really makes a lot of sense. I do see it more applied to Sirius, but in either case, I think you handled it really well here, all the emotions happening just below the surface with Remus, and Sirius reassuring him. It's sweet and lovely and they've gone through so much together.
Also the institutional homophobia in the beginning of the fic is, well, very sad, possibly moreso because of its relative realism. Nicely done on that as well.
|Date:||November 17th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)|| |
Thank you so much for the lovely comment!
You did read that right! In my head canon, Sirius's method of coping was drugs and Remus's was sex. I think of him as getting very caught up in the idea that, because he's a werewolf, no one could possibly want him -- so his response is to try to prove that he can make people want him. Unfortunately, young!Remus has a bit of confusion about the difference between a meaningful connection and a fellow randy teenager who's up for a shag. Or maybe thinks he's only allowed to have one and not the other.
And if the UK didn't allow gays in the military in the '90s, I figured the Wizarding world would be moving even slower. Unfortunately.
How darling, mystery author. It was more than that, too, though. You told a quiet, subtle story with very few words and a lot of implications. That was wonderful. This fic is deceptive. It seems so simple: Harry has a girlfriend and Remus is upset, but there are a thousand more complex lurking within. Sirius' addictions, Remus sexuality, fear, homophobia, and more. That was very clever.
adorable! loved sirius being all parenty, and the thing about gay predjudice, and how bad remus and sirius were, and harry listening. ahhh a perfect fic!
That was fun. I haven't been reading team AU's fics because I often don't see the point of AUs, but this is the reason I started.
this was lovely <3 It was great having it told through Harry's eyes and gave it something different, but you could still see how crazy they are for each other without their inner thoughts.
Wonderful, and deceptively simple. I could have happily kept reading another few thousand words. :-)
Oh your Remus and Sirius are just perfect! But poor Harry not being able to tell people about his beautiful loving home :(
This was simply perfect! I love a good raising harry but even more than that i love those realistic situations. Sirius's troubles, the secrecy of the sacrifices they make to keep their family together and mother hen Moony. It's all wonderful and feels so tangible and LOL at the detective work they're prepared to do for a name ♥. Really, this one is most definitely a favorite.
♥ one for time for good measure.
|Date:||October 13th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)|| |
This lovely - a moment in the life of. I love the abruptness of it, how it starts and ends without ending, because it makes me believe in the future for them, and a continuation of time, you know?
Really well-written and formally gorgeous, and I love all the hints at their shared darker past, and their love for each other comes across so strongly - the squabbling kind still, but worn in and lived in and domestic, and just lovely.
And horrible, homophobic Wizarding world - clever bit of narration twist, but it made me sad. =(
Lovely, lovely work, and so short too, which is amazing.
|Date:||October 13th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)|| |
Really good. It makes me want to give Remus a hug, and I love that Sirius is so steady and comforting here.
|Date:||November 17th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)|| |
Sirius has his moments. ^_^ Thanks!
lovely story that tells volumes about Remus and Sirius and their relationship in so few words. there's an intensity of feeling and history that come through this vignette. well done!
I love the dialog this and that Sirius and Remus got to raise Harry. I love daddy!Sirius so much. Really, really enjoyed this!
Loved eavesdropping Harry. Such a sweet story. Just what does Sirius have tattooed on his bum? lol
|Date:||November 17th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)|| |
He lost a bet in their last couple years at Hogwarts. Loser got winner's name tattooed on his bum -- so it (quite appropriately) says 'Moony'.
|Date:||October 14th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)|| |
Woo! I would love to read more of this storyline, it has so much past angst and so much future happiness. <3
|Date:||November 17th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)|| |
I might try something in this 'verse again. I really enjoyed it. Thanks!
I can't believe I haven't commented on this!
I loved this. Honestly, honestly, one of my favourite fics of the Games so far. I loved the style, the insight, the characters, the dialog, everything. <3 Especially loved the flashes of emotion from Remus.
|Date:||November 17th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)|| |
Huh. I wasn't able to comment over on DW.
Anyway! I really, really enjoyed this, the warm and reasoned Sirius, the panicky, angsty Remus, and Harry--a curious teenager, eavesdropping and learning and finding out about himself and his parents and the hazards of life. Love his crush on Cho. *g*
Raising Harry fic! I don’t nearly read enough of that, but I like how you handled it, the secrecy and the reasons why Harry couldn’t tell anyone how he has two dads (also, Ron thinks it’s cool! I find this such a boyish idea, which reminds me of a scene from Malcolm in the Middle). And it’s not an apple pie life either: drug abuse, possibly broken hearts, disagreements. It’s real, and I like how you show us how it is an enduring thing, the love Sirius and Remus share, and how their love for Harry is interwoven into the pattern of that. Also: that private moment of the kiss, and how Harry saw them, the emotions on Remus’s face. God I loved that part. It’s always a revelation, I think, to children, when they realise how they parents love each other. It’s because we grow up to the fact that they are together, and we take it for granted. It’s always nice to see that long relationship treated like this. :)
|Date:||October 16th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)|| |
Very nice! I like how you've slipped the AU context into the narrative, & what Harry learns about his dads from the conversation. The background observations about them as teens are perfectly in character, & Sirius' drug use is very credible, and all the more interesting to hear through Harry's POV. Great AU!
|Date:||November 17th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)|| |
|Date:||November 17th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)|| |
My favorite kind too! Thanks. ^_^
What a great premise here with Harry eavesdropping and of course at fourteen, not understanding all that he hears! You really managed to show a lifetime of love and commitment in a delightful and humorous way. I'd love to read more of this universe because it feels like just a glimpse of a true alternate reality.
I loved this! It read beautifully, so natural and believable, and the dialogue was nicely done. Just lovely.
This was a perfect combination of adorable and melancholy. They truly have the parental worry and guilt down pat, and Harry's inner dialogue was funny and so 'boy'! Fabulous!
|Date:||October 22nd, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)|| |
I love raising Harry stories, and this was such a sweet one. It was good to see Sirius being the voice of reason for once, and it works here, because Remus would be the worried parent, needing someone to reassure him. Lovely work.