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Welcome to Vanilla Charm - a Harry Potter Fandom Community

This community is all about discussing, writing, and supporting het and gen Harry Potter fics - meaning no hardcore smut and no slash. There are already loads of journals, communities, and sites dedicated to those efforts.

Instead, this is a place to discuss ideas about the books and JKR's direction, as well as share plain old vanilla romance and gen stories that have a focus on characterization and plot. More information about our community goals may be found here.

We will be offering challenges for 100-word drabbles, 500-word short stories, and drives for longer fics. Additionally, Vanilla Charm will pose a weekly discussion question to explore lingering canon questions and character motivation.

Please join us.

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Three fan fictions; some contest winners [27 December 2007|12:26pm]

sea0tter12
Titles: Ignominous Death and Friends til the End (Complementary fictions)
Author: sea0tter12 
Characters:
Draco, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Crabbe, Goyle
Rating: PG
Summary: The scene in the Room of Requirement from Book 7 from Draco's and Crabbe's point of view. For the contest prompt: You must write two 250 - 500 word ficlets that show the same scene from a Harry Potter book from the perspective of two characters who are not Harry.
Word Count: <500 each
Warnings: DH spoilers
Genre: Gen
Author's Notes: Took second place in a firebolt_elite  contest

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Title:
Moving On
Author: sea0tter12 
Characters: Molly, Arthur
Rating: G
Summary: If the Muggles knew about Wizards, how would life be different? It's well after the war, and, well, there goes the neighborhood.
Word Count: 925
Warnings: DH spoilers
Genre: Gen, comedy
Author's Notes: Won first place in a [info]firebolt_elite contest

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Title: 20 things about Severus Snape that might have been remembered at his funeral, if anyone had known him
Author: sea0tter12 
Rating: G
Warnings: DH spoilers
Genre: 20 things list
Author's Notes: Written for a [info]firebolt_elite contest

Read these and more at my fic site, otterlywords 
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Full Circle [22 August 2007|11:18pm]

sea0tter12
Full Circle
Word Count: 500
Rating: G
Pairing: Lupin/Tonks
Prompt: Canon wedding not seen in the books
Warning: Angsty

Excerpt:

His mind was spinning. It had only been three days since he had realized she was pregnant. Since he had picked up on the change in her scent, a change she wouldn't realize was happening for at least another week. He asked her to marry him almost immediately, without thinking. Without telling her she was pregnant.
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Once More With Feeling [04 April 2007|07:01pm]

sea0tter12
Once More With Feeling

Rating:
G
Summary: Wherein a Potions accidents leads to show tunes, true feelings coming out, and Snape singing.

Thanks to </a></b></a>mari4212, who dared me to write this: Write a drabble where Snape has to sing karaoke. Your choice of song, but if you work in a song from Wicked, I will love you forever and a day.

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A Time to Keep [04 April 2007|06:57pm]

sea0tter12
A Time to Keep
Rating:
PG
Summary:
Harry has to use a Time Turner to look for a Horcrux. There's only one problem -- Sirius.
Notes:
Won 2nd place in a Hogsmeade contest
Prompt:
Your task is to write a Harry Potter fic involving time travel. Your story can be serious or humorous in nature, and it must involve the HP canon universe in some way, shape, or form - though given the nature of meddling with time, universes and events can definitely change. Interpret as you will, and just have fun with it.
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Happy Ending [04 April 2007|06:52pm]

sea0tter12
Happy Ending

Rating:
G
Summary:
Argus Filch decides to try his hand at writing fan fiction.
Notes: Won 2nd in a Hogsmeaede fiction contest
Prompt:
Assuming the last book uses the same timeline as previous ones, by the time Book Seven takes place, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone would already have been published in the UK, meaning not only that characters in the books could theoretically be exposed to their own story-- but that they could also, joy of joys, be exposed to fandom.  So now, your mission is to write a shipfic. But not just ANY shipfic! Oh, no! Pick one character from the books and write the shipfic that he or she would write. Suppose Hermione secretly thinks Snape and Trelawney would both be a lot more bearable if they just hooked up? Maybe Romilda writes stories about all the little babies she and Harry are going to have! Maybe the giant squid is a Puppy Shipper! Who knows? Only you!
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The Green Badge of Courage [04 April 2007|06:45pm]

sea0tter12
The Green Badge of Courage
Rating: G
Summary: Neville never wanted a toad, but somewhere along the line, things changed.

Written for
Hogsmeade. Prompt: While pets a.k.a. familiars don't seem to play a role in the lives of some characters in the Harry Potter world, they do play a very important role with the trio. Afterall Harry has Hedwig, Hermione has Crookshanks and Ron has Scabbers Pigwidgeon. Your task is to write a fic about picking out an animal for your very first year at Hogwarts; or at the very least how you came to have the animal. Remember: students are allowed to bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad. You may write from the perspective of an already created character or you may create your own, just so long as you follow cannon. Any point of view is welcome. You must also somehow include your character's very first ride on the Hogwarts Express.
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Walking Away -- Remus Lupin; Grace Under Fire -- Luna [15 March 2007|02:19pm]

sea0tter12
Walking Away
WORD COUNT:
792
RATING: PG for darker themes
SUMMARY: This fills in some gaps in HBP. Remus Lupin is asked to infiltrate the Werewolves. But how far is he willing to go for the Order? (Very minor Lupin/Tonks.)
NOTES: Won 2nd in a quills_elite contest

Grace Under Fire
WORD COUNT: 100
RATING:
G
NOTES:
Luna leaves Snape speechless. Won 2nd in a drabble contest in quills_elite
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[15 February 2007|06:33pm]

sea0tter12
Title: Eternal Sunshine
Author: sea0tter12
Word Count: 1,457
Rating: G
Summary: Neville, a Pensieve, and a bittersweet story

This is my first fic, y'all, and it won first place in a contest at hogwarts_elite. Let me know what you think!
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A Healer's Touch [09 January 2007|12:27am]

crjace
Just in time for Snape's birthday . . .

Title: A Healer's Touch
Author: crjace
Word Count: 4,000
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: violence
Summary: Emmeline Vance died a martyr, and Snape was responsible.

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Perchance to Dream [15 December 2006|08:57pm]

miss_daizy
Title/Link: Perchance to Dream
Pairing: Harry/Ginny
Rating: G
Author: miss_daizy

He had expected to sleep for hours, if not days.
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Winter Solstice [16 December 2006|12:17am]

crjace
[ mood | stressed ]

Title: Winter Solstice
Word Count: ~600
Author: crjace
Warnings: none
Summary: Severus Snape is waiting for an omen. Winner of the Snapecast.com Winter Holiday Contest

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[23 May 2006|10:29pm]

crjace
Title: Fingerprints in Dust
Rating: G
Summary: The promise was broken. A reflection on the Snapes.
Word Count: ~500

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[08 May 2006|01:03am]

crjace
Title: One Minute
Rating: PG
Summary: Time is precious when fighting deadly curses. Missing moment from HBP.

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New Fic [06 May 2006|08:36pm]

pili204
Hi,

I though I share with you the latest story I have written. Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think:

Title: A Time For Goodbyes
Ship: Ron/Hermione
Rating: PG
Summary: Before heading to Godric's Hollow, there are places and people Hermione struggles to leave behind. But there is one person who remains at her side, and whom she could never say goodbye to.
Comments: Written in the first person, present tense. Told from Hermione's POV, and covers 4 different scenarios.

Thanks :)
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[11 December 2005|07:33pm]

crjace
I am delighted to find a community like this! It's a very nice change of pace.

I was working with a beta who suggested this would be a community where I could post my story.

Title: A Hint of Shadow
Rating: G
Summary: During Voldemort's first attempt at power, two friends meet. But something isn't quite right.

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Phoenix Rising: A Harry Potter RPG... [13 November 2005|03:27pm]

wvchemteach
[ mood | excited ]

I just wanted to take a few moments to invite everyone to check out a new RPG that has been started. Unlike many RPG's this one is "family friendly".

The premise is that it is Nov. 2002. Five years, five months after Dumbledore was killed on the top of the Astronomy Tower and four years, 6 months after Voldemort met his demise in the Battle of Godric's Hollow.

Since then our characters have moved on to different things some moving forward together, others apart. We have a wide spread of characters so it is likely if you have a "favorite" character we have someone writing it.

Current characters are:
Harry Potter pr_harry
Ginny Weasley pr_ginny
Ron Weasley pr_ron
Hermione Granger pr_hermione
Neville Longbottom pr_neville
Luna Lovegood pr_luna
Arthur Weasley pr_arthur
Molly Weasley pr_molly
Bill Weasley pr_bill
Fleur Delacour-Weasley pr_fleur
Fred Weasley pr_fred
George Weasely pr_george
Remus Lupin pr_remus
Nymphadora Tonks-Lupin pr_tonks
Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody pr_moody
Oliver Wood pr_oliver
Lavender Brown pr_lavender
Parvati Patil pr_parvati
Romilda Vane pr_romilda
Padma Patil pr_padma
Anthony Goldstein pr_anthony
Su Li pr_su
Cho Chang pr_cho
Orla Quirke pr_orla
Susan Bones pr_susan
Hannah Abbott pr_hannah
Ernie MacMillan pr_ernie
Justin Finch-Fletchley pr_justin
Megan Jones pr_megan
Daphne Greengrass pr_daphne
Draco Malfoy pr_draco
Narcissa Malfoy pr_narcissa
Severus Snape pr_snape
Peter Pettigrew pr_wormtail
Bellatrix Lestrange pr_bellatrix

We are currently looking for more writers: especially a replacement writer for Megan Jones, and writers for Viktor Krum, Pansy Parkinson, Theodore Nott, Blaise Zabini, Terry Boot, Seamus Finnegan, Dean Thomsas, and Kingsley Shacklebolt. Interested parties should send an e-mail to wvchemteach@yahoo.com. Be sure to include which character you are intersted in.

In the near future we are looking at archiving the posts at: Harry Potter Common Room so you'll have another way of keeping up.

So if you are interested in the whole story check out the "Friends page" at pr_rpg and if you are interested in commenting and interacting with the writers then fell free to join the Fan Community pr_aerie. Hope to see all of you there.

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New person... New fic... [03 November 2005|09:43pm]

joely_jo
[ mood | cheerful ]

Hi,

I introduced myself here a couple of days ago, and I thought I'd post a link to one of my recent fics. It's already been posted on wolfandlady, so some of you may have read it already, but I thought it was as good an introduction as any to the way I write. All you need to know is here...

It's a Lupin/Tonks fic, it's post-HBP, it's posted in two parts, because of length, and it's an R rating, but I've kept it tasteful (I think, at any rate!)

Any feedback would, obviously, be much appreciated! Hope you enjoy...

Of Love And Werewolves Part One

Of Love And Werewolves Part Two

 

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Hello... [30 October 2005|09:46pm]

joely_jo
I’ve just discovered this community and raised my hands in glee that other people do actually think like me! I’ve long been bored by shock and shake-out-your-brains style writing (though that’s not to say that I believe stories should side-step natural human behaviour), and it’s great to find that there is a place where less graphic writing is encouraged. Although everything seems to have been quiet here for a while, I’m looking forward to contributing my fanfic efforts here, as well as taking part in the discussions.
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One Shot Fic - Without Words [30 October 2005|05:40pm]

jesspallas
[ mood | drained ]

Despite the fact I'm supposed to be working on an epic novel length Remus fic at the moment, I've just been viciously assaulted by a rabid plot bunny of Monty Pythonesque proportions. Or given the time of year (and Wallace and Gromit obviously) it could have been a were-plot-bunny I guess. ;) The attack was cruel and unprovoked and prompted me to write a two page RL/NT one shot on the spot. Since I have a headache anyway, it's probably a pile of pants but it's written now so *shrugs* I may as well post it. That git of a bunny...;)

This came out of reading a review for my long fic "Imperius" that praised Remus and Tonks' bantering. And it got me thinking - does banter need to be verbal if you know someone well enough? And then this happened. Enjoy. :)

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Reviews will go towards chocolate to assist my recovery from the plot bunny's assault. ;)

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[08 August 2005|10:32am]

moonlitwoods
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Title: With Distinction
Author: moonlitwoods (Portkey)
Rating: G
Warnings:
Prompt: 62. The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.--Ashley Montagu
Summary: Tonks takes the final test to become an Auror.

With Distinction was written for the femgenficathon.

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