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hpthemes_mods wrote in hpthemes
It's that time of week again: time for another new theme here on the hpthemes docket!

When we solicited ideas for new themes in 2009, 2010 and 2011, each time folks suggested the lovely theme of Non-Magical Alternate Universes, so it's about time for that theme to have its day!

What do we mean by Non-Magical AU's? Simply, any universe in which there is no magic, but in which our beloved HP characters live anyway. Maybe magic has been sucked from the earth in some environmental catastrophe (I'm pretty sure I read something like that once), or maybe magic never existed to begin with. If nobody can cast a spell in the story, then it's a Non-Magical AU: All variations welcome!

I can't think of likely subthemes for this topic, so you have one less item to complete when you use the following template:

If you would like to pimp this weeks theme, have a banner!

And, as always, HAPPY RECCING!

Love, songquake

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Title: Contrariant Captivation
Creator: aigooism
Working Link: http://id.snarky-slytherin.net/contrariant-captivation/
Pairing (if any): Ron/Draco
Status (WIP/complete/art/one-shot/etc.): Complete one-shot
Rating: R
Creator's Summary: Ron’s not only divorced and lonely, but he’s also going through a life-crisis. Not a mid-life crisis, mind you (he’s far too young for that!), just a simple life-crisis. Then along comes Teddy who changes everything with a new attitude and a love for classical music. Will Ron go along or will he drop a piano or two on this opportunity?

Contributor's Comments: A non-magical AU that takes place in modern time at Hogwarts University . . .

Edited at 2011-11-19 07:40 am (UTC)

Title: Pride and Perseverance
Creator: aigooism & xxthecatsmeowxx
Working Link: http://id.snarky-slytherin.net/pride-and-perseverance/
Pairing (if any): Albus Severus/Scorpius
Status (WIP/complete/art/one-shot/etc.): Complete one-shot
Rating: PG-13
Creator's Summary: After Kristallnacht, Scorpius, a young German Jew, is sent to England as part of the Kindertransport. There he stays with the Potters during the duration of one of the devastating moments in history: World War II and the Holocaust. A story in four parts.

Contributor's Comments: A non-magical AU that takes place in the 1930s and 1940s.

Edited at 2011-11-19 07:40 am (UTC)

Title: Let Nothing Dismay You
Creator: leo_draconis
Working Link: http://leo-draconis.livejournal.com/196460.html
Pairing (if any):H/D
Status (WIP/complete/art/one-shot/etc.): Complete
Rating: NC-17
Creator's Summary: When rich and lazy Draco Malfoy is sentenced to community service during the holidays at a homeless shelter he imagines it will be miserable. He doesn't expect to find someone who makes him question everything about himself – especially in the form of a young homeless man.
Contributor's Comments: Im not usually a non-magic AU fan. But this fic single handedly changed my mind. It's just so perfectly H/D and I love it even without the magic setting. I reccomend anyone who thinks they don't like non-magic AU to give this one a try!

Edited at 2011-11-19 11:15 pm (UTC)

Title:Draco's Boy
Creator:empathic siren
Working Link:http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2721089/1/Dracos_Boy
Pairing (if any):Draco/Harry
Status (WIP/complete/art/one-shot/etc.):Completed fic
Creator's Summary:
A mysterious little boy named Harry moves in next door to Draco Malfoy, and he's determined to make him his friend and learn all of his secrets. Years later, he's determined to make Harry more than a friend.
Contributor's Comments:
This fic is beautiful, heart breaking and makes you really really hate petunia and narcissa. The characters in this story aren't always what they seem but the are always interesting and surprisingly enough in character.

Title:Love Atrocious
Working Link:http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1726654/1/Love_Atrocious
Pairing (if any):Lucius/Harry, Harry/Severus
Status (WIP/complete/art/one-shot/etc.):Complete
Creator's Summary:
Harry has been heads over heels in love with Lucius Malfoy, the SEXY and ARROGANT actor for the past 5 years. Too bad Lucius doesn't notice, but Severus Snape, snarky fashion designer, is going to SWEEP Harry off his feet.
Contributor's Comments:
One of my favorite AUs. The characters are a bit off but not so much that the story isnt enjoyable. there is some cool banter and a good pinch of life in there too. i loved it topieces.

Title:The Master
Working Link:http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4729946/1/The_Master
Pairing (if any):Remus/Sirius
Status (WIP/complete/art/one-shot/etc.):Complete
Creator's Summary:
A retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale.
Contributor's Comments:
An excellent fairy tale revamp. I read it fist on aff and fell in love with it :)

Title:Exhibit A
Working Link:http://minnow-53.livejournal.com/147125.html
Pairing (if any):Remus/Sirius
Status (WIP/complete/art/one-shot/etc.):Complete
Creator's Summary:
A key witness recounts the events leading up to a murder trial.
Contributor's Comments:
EVerything abut this fic from its pov to its plot is 100% original.
Its beautifully written and at some points heart breaking. simply a must read

Title:Nothing ever last forever
Working Link:http://ginger-lust.dreamwidth.org/13717.html
Pairing (if any):Ron/Draco, Ron/Viktor
Status (WIP/complete/art/one-shot/etc.):Complete
Creator's Summary:
Ron and Harry meet while they are both on an exchange year at an American university. They have never met each other, or Blaise and Draco, before this story starts.
Contributor's Comments:Funniest fucking thing i ever read. this fic reminds me of something about ary meets americn pie. funny as hell and the characterization is hilariously on point (except for draco being shy but its possible).

and the thigh slapping! XD the thigh slapping!!! XD

Self Promotion!!!!! :D

Title:A boy, A dog and his trauma
Working Link:http://ginger-lust.dreamwidth.org/9499.html#cutid1
Pairing (if any):none
Status (WIP/complete/art/one-shot/etc.):Complete
Creator's Summary:
Sometimes in life you get stuck in a rut. It’s all about and trying to pick up your baggage and move on.

Title:Heartfelt Deception; As life would have it
Working Link:http://archiveofourown.org/works/280530
Pairing (if any):Triofic, and R/d
Status (WIP/complete/art/one-shot/etc.):
Creator's Summary:
I wanted to remember him and stay faithful, but you were there right in front of me and I wanted you so badly. I wanted what you were giving me and so much more.

Contributor's Comments:
This was the first hp fic i ever wrte and I'm very proud of it.

Title: East Portlemouth Prep / Badly Made Bridges
Creators: mrxpresents & sundrymelodies
Working Link: http://bmbridges.livejournal.com/profile
Pairing (if any): (so many!) James/Lily, Remus/Sirius, Alice/Frank, Gideon/Marlene, Fabian/Caradoc, Fabian/Elphias, Edgar/Dorcas, Narcissa/Lucius
Status: Completed
Rating: R
Creator's Summary: Narrowly escaping the clutches of JK Rowling's canon, this alternate universe piece of fiction tells the story of the lives of many characters in the Harry Potter universe. Friendships, love, children and life, it explores what could have existed for them had they lived in another world--one without magic, without mass extermination, and without the 'Chosen One'.

Contributor's Comments: This is the one of the most involved, in-depth, amazingly detailed HP AU fic I've read. The writers managed to transplant this whole magical world into the Muggle world and make it work. The Order of Phoenix becomes the Order of the Weed, an environmentally-conscious group that fights against Tom Riddle, the evil fashion designer and creator of Vol de Mort Fashions (I know it sounds ridiculous, but trust me, it works). The characters are flawed and interesting, the relationships are beautiful, and the plot is tight and well-written. One of my favourite HP fics, I never get sick of reading it.

Title: Black Coffee on a Lonely Night
Creator: femmequixotic
Working Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7033
Pairing (if any): HP/DM
Status: Complete
Rating: NC-17
Creator's Summary: Draco owns a café in the city. Harry's a MP who comes in every morning, newspapers in one hand, BlackBerry in the other, and orders a triple espresso macchiato.

Contributor's Comments: I'm not a big fan of non-magicals - most of the time, if you change the character names, say from Harry and Draco to John and Steve, you can't recognize them as HP anymore.

But when this story posted at the Ownfic fest, I shuddered a little and dove in, having promised myself I'd read every entry. It had me from the first line and never let me go. The characterization is utterly perfect, absolutely fantastic - something I aspire to in my own work. And the plot is marvelous, meticulously researched. But what I really remember is what I felt reading it. Ultimately, that was deeply satisfied.

This is too brilliant a story to pass up, even if it's a pairing you don't read or a genre you turn your nose up at.

Title: The Northern Line
Author: ceredwensirius
Ship: RL/SB
Archive: http://rs-games.livejournal.com/125757.html
Summary: Every morning before work, Sirius dodges his mother's barbs, runs the family business, sorts his brother's blunders, and trades insults with his best friend. He also falls in love.
Notes: Liberties taken with the profession of corporate raider, the London Underground, the area of Angel, Islington; the details about the shops are a mix of fact and pure fiction. This is a non-magical AU set in the year 2014.
AU Muggle AU Living As/Like a Muggle, Corporate Sirius, Schoolteacher, Dog’s Trust Volunteer Remus

*Title: Incurable
Author: warholhp
Ship: HP/DM
Archive: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=warholhp&keyword=hp+fic&filter=all
Summary: Non-Magic AU. Harry Potter was not sent to Hogwarts at age 11 as his parents intended. Instead, when an altercation with his uncle turns violent, he is sent to St. Brutus's Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys. Four years later, he takes the opportunity to attend Hogwarts, where he learns to live a life he never thought possible for himself
Mentor, Father Figure Snape, Non Magic, Living as/Like a Muggle, Muggle, AU, St Brutus’, School, Child, Childhood, Abuse, Abusive, Trial, Psychology, Therapy, Healing, Anger,

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