Friday 11 September 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Padfoot and Moony's Guide to Raising Harry Potter (Ft. Diverse Representation!)


Note: For the foreseeable future the only Harry Potter fanfiction I'll be rec'ing will have Trans+/NB+ characters. 

I understand if you don't wanna read any posts about Harry Potter whatsoever, and I hope I'll see you when I'm rec'ing from a different fandom.

“Sirius, when is the last time you slept? Or ate a proper meal? Or took a bath? Don’t even bother answering that last one. You smell like something died in your hair..."


'Fics Fix!' with purple background and white lightning bolt shape

To rec this fic, I basically just wanted to go:


...until you read it.

But I realised that's both exhausting and requiring of context. (Dammit!)

This fic is Harry Potter - but written by a grown-up.

The intended audience is also clearly a little older than the series.

It's the emotional maturity that really drew me in though.

So, this is what Harry Potter would look like if Sirius and Remus raised Harry...

...and he was a biracial Indian-British child

...and Sirius was a Pakistani-British Bisexual icon (with mental health problems)

...and Remus was a Queer Trans man

...and Remus and Sirius were having the slowest of slow-burn M/M relationships.

Remus Lupin as a howling werewolf in Prisoner of Azkaban
Via Giphy

We are going all in on the explicit representation my dearest nerdlets!


This is also #OwnVoices for Trans rep.

And for the second week in a row, I am rec'ing a fic which is basically an Entire. Novel.™

...You gotta love the dedication of fandoms. 😁

I did notice that the fic author slipped-up and wrote 'mom' instead of mum more than once, but due to the sheer awesomeness of this fic, we shall magnanimously* forgive that error.

*sorry, I'm listening to Arctic Monkeys, and I think Alex Turner's eccentric and esoteric way with words is rubbing off 😅

Content Warnings for this fic, dearest nerdlets:

- murder and violence

- grief and bereavement

- Gender Dysphoria

- Transphobia and misgendering

- Homophobia/Queerphobia

- child abuse

- torture (inc. of a child)

- racism

- rape/sexual assault (inc. underage)

- alcohol abuse/implied alcoholism (inc. underage)

- self-harm

- attempted suicide (graphic)

There's also some graphic sex - heads-up on that!

As always, pay attention to the tags, and be careful when reading. #SafetyFirst.

The fic author has handily provided content warnings at the start of chapters with especially graphic content, so that should help too!

This week's fic is:

Under Foot, Under Moon by sometimeswelose

The UK kids gender charity, Mermaids, is awesome-sauce and worth checking out.

Trans women are women.

Trans men are men.

Non-Binary people are people who exist outside the M/F gender binary, and can use whatever pronouns and labels they feel suits best.

Do you like WolfStar (a Remus/Sirius relationship)?

Do you think it would've made more sense for Harry to be raised by his father's friends?

Talk to me! 💖💬

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  1. I'm sorry, did you say Sirius is a Pakistani-British bisexual icon? And this isn't canon? Omg I can imagine the fanart!!! *swoons*

    1. I know, right?! It's amazing. Fandom have taken custody of all HP characters now - please & thank you! XD <3


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