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Please check out the Scavenger Hunt – Master Post. Here is day eight of Blood Adoption stories.

Title: Always and Once More
Perpetrator:
Elykrai
Sue-O-Meter: Awful (Though, depending on how they handled the gender identity issue of the character it could easily get into the Toxic rating later on, but I am hoping this isn’t the case.)
Cover/Banner Art: None. It’s AO3.
Summary: Jasmine Potter has known violence for her entire short life. The Durselys have always let her know just what a waste of space she was. Harry, her twin, was not much better. He learned early on that he could blame her for his stuff and she would be punished. When she learned she was a witch, she thought things would change. She thought she could get out. She was wrong.

She had begged and pleaded, but the Headmaster sent her back to the Dursleys, saying she was over-exaggerating. Harry got a room. She did not.
She vowed that they would not get away with anything they have ever done to her. No matter what, she would prove that she belonged. Harry practically disowned her when she was sorted into Slytherin, and no Slytherin would accept her: a half-blood. But she was strong, she knew she was.
And she knew this year was going to be the start of being different from the rest. She would change everything.
Full Name: Jasmine Potter
Sueworts House(s): Bitchiwitch for having a sob story which is far worse than her brothers, but the writer wanting us to believe that Harry was never a brother to them without actually proving it as such.
Species: Harry’s sister/brother who eventually comes out as non-binary despite the fact I d
Hair: n/a
Eyes: n/a
Markings: Even as she now walked with a barely concealed limp through the train station, she could feel the various injuries all over her person. Harry had disappeared in the night nearly a whole month before school was scheduled to start and Vernon had taken out his anger on her frail body.
Poessessions: n/a

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5104: Call for Help - Hadrian James Dumbledore, Albus Dumbledore, Grindelwald and Voldemort

Please check out the Scavenger Hunt – Master Post. Here is day seven of the fourteen days of Blood Adoption fanfics.

Title: Call for Help
Perpetrator:
Isys Luna Skeeter
Sue-O-Meter: This is getting the Troll rating because the craziness on the writer’s profile makes me think this level of craziness was purposeful on their part. However, if I were to give it a rating I could only give it the bad rating because it’s majorly plot-what-plot, but the element which makes the characters Gary Stu aren’t really covered well. (Mind you, that may be because the writer isn’t a native speaker.) I mean, this was tagged mpreg and I thought this was the story.
Cover/Banner Art: So, this is A03, but there is an actual cover page for a chapter which has the title and then a bunch of pictures from the movies tossed about.
Summary: In an effort to stop Tom from becoming the worst Dark Wizard in the world, Albus Dumbledore decides to call upon his old lover to help him stop Tom from becoming a sociopath. Enters Harry, an easily manipulated child who is eager for affection… if only life was that easy.
Full Name: Hadrian James Dumbledore, Dumbledore, Grindelwald and Voldemort
Sueworts House(s): Quaononreip and Tootsietramp for everybody
Species: We’re supposed to believe his parents are Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
Hair: n/a
Eyes: n/a
Markings: n/a
Poessessions: n/a
Connection to Canon: We’re supposed to believe Harry still ends up with his Aunt and Uncle despite the fact Voldemort has been removed from the picture because of whatever crazy thing they’re doing, which includes blood adopting Tom Riddle. Or is it Harry? There’s also this thing about not only blood adopting individuals without concent, but also finding mates for the characters. Whatever it is results in Harry and Tom suddenly being similar in age and a bunch of plot-what-plot going on.
Origin: The writer is using magic to make mental health issues go away.
Special Abilities: A dark ritual is used to make it so someone is no longer a sociopath.


Notes: Mostly crazy.

Sample:
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5103: Please Say Youll Love Me - Voldemort and company

Please check out the Scavenger Hunt – Master Post. Today is day six of fourteen days of Blood Adoption fanfics.

Title: Please Say You'll Love Me
Perpetrator: Lisbeth2070701
Sue-O-Meter: Awful
Cover/Banner Art: None. It’s A03
Summary: After Voldemort's resurrection he discovers that he had been lied to by Dumbledore. Before he has a chance to accept his new classification, he is attacked and chaos ensues. While trying to adjust to constantly depending on someone else, he is terrified of being left behind again, especially in this vulnerable state.
Full Name: Tom Marvolo Riddle/Voldemort, Severus Snape, Lucius Malfoy, Walden MacNair
Sueworts House(s):
Species: Tom is a child stuck in an adult’s body simply because there are certain adults who at age seventeen never become adults, but because of his reincarnation he ends up being – well, a “little”.
Hair: n/a
Eyes: n/a
Markings: n/a
Poessessions: Pacifiers are involved.

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5102: The Brother's Addams - Neville Daemon and Harrik Draven Addams, plus company

Please check out the Scavenger Hunt – Master Post. Here is day five of Blood Adoption theme for a couple of weeks.

Title: The Brother's Addams
Perpetrator:
JayColin
Sue-O-Meter: Bad
Cover/Banner Art: None. It’s A03
Summary: A month after the tragic events of 31 October 1981, Minerva McGonagall decides to pay a visit to Privet Drive and check on James’ and Lily’s sons… natural son Harrick and blood-adopted son Neville. She’s horrified at what she finds and resolves to place the boys with Lily’s aunt. She and her family are a bit mysterious and spooky, but they at least have two things the Dursleys don’t: love for family and respect for all things magical.” Of course, their names are changed to Neville Daemon and Harrik Draven Addams and they’re Blood Adopted into the Addam’s family.
Full Name: Minerva McGonagall for starters, but Harry and Neville on top of that. I mean, Harrick because we’ve yet another writer of Blood Adoption stories who thinks changing Harry’s name is the best thing since sliced bread. I wasn’t surprised to add Petunia and Vernon into this as I knew we were getting into a story where they are abused in a manner which makes your eyes roll, but I wasn’t expecting the severing of limbs. That honestly takes the cake of being out of character. Alice even shows up. Like, what? And the Addam’s family, though I’d have to argue they’re in character and as bizarre as one would expect, though they’re not always this same depending on the source material.
Sueworts House(s): Minerva is your Sparklypoo rescuer who just happens to be in the right but a Bitchiwitch because she is actually not in the right. Actually, let’s put everybody into the Bitchiwitch category because the Addam’s are involved.
Species: Not the canon characters.
Hair: n/a
Eyes: n/a
Markings: Vernon cut off Harrick’s right arm and Nevilel’s left leg at the knee.
Poessessions: The Dursley family apparently has a soundproof basement because the writer needed an explanation regarding why the level of abuse they are having the Dursley perform on the boys.
Connection to Canon: For some reason the writer thinks it is okay for Minerva to barge into Petunia’s home one day simply because she doesn’t believe the woman when she says that Vernon and the boys aren’t home. I mean, she uses the “Stupefy” and “Incarcerous” spells on her, but this is after she looks over the Potter family and realizes that James’ parents lost quite a few children before dying in a car crash of all things. Well, apparently because Vernon is mutilating the boys it’s suddenly okay for her to also use Avada Kedavra on Vernon. She and Poppy learn that “they’re magically bound to one another” and “basically the same as a pair of twisn born with the exceedingly rare magical disease known as Van Praternik’s Syndrome… they have to maintain constant skin-on-skin contact with another or suffer debilitating levels of pain, on par with or possibly even worse than the Cruciatus.” Minerva wonders why she’s never heard of if while in my mind the answer is clear – it’s utter nonsense. She’s never heard of it effecting children who aren’t twins. (Rolls eyes.) Thus they end up at the Addam’s family. Well, thinks get really crazy with Alice showing up and telling them not to trust Dumbledore and this really reading like a Addam’s family fanfic with a couple extra OCs tossed in. I couldn’t get past the second chapter.      
Origin: From the title you should be able to tell that this is an Addam’s family crossover, which actually can explain away things like “involuntary and unnecessary amputation” and any number of horrific things happening in the story, but the problems start even before the boys are placed with the Addam’s family. Except, it’s not the Adam’s family doing this but Vernon.
Special Abilities: Minerva is allowed to infringe upon some of the Dursley family’s human rights because in the long run she turns out to be right in the end which in turn ignores the fact the Dursley family were never that abusive towards Harry in the first place.


Notes: Well, Neville being the Blood Adopted one is new. What’s not new is how these Blood Adoption stories ignore the basic rights of individuals, as if magical elements make people special enough of a snowflake for the law to be ignored. Of course, anyone who knows the Addam’s family know they’re their own brand of madness which is why this story ended up with a bad instead of an awful rating, but because they’re involved it never felt like it was at a Toxic level either. It’s still got the problems of plot holes and filling more like an Addam’s Family fanfic than a Harry Potter fanfic.

Sample:
“I’m not selling anything, Mrs. Dursley,” Minerva said crisply, as she placed her hand on the door and pushed it open wider, despite the resistance from Petunia. “I’m Professor Minerva McGonagall. Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts and I’m here to check on Neville and Harrick.”

Petunia visibly paled as she said, “They’re not home.”

“Really?”

“My husband took them shopping.”

“I see,” Minerva said, not believing a word. “Well, then you won’t mind if I come in and wait.”

Before Petunia could say a word, Minerva had her wand out and only inches away from Petunia’s chin, causing her to blanch even more. Whatever resistance she’d been giving to try and keep the door closed gave way, allowing Minerva to enter the house.

As she entered the front hall, she heard Petunia close the door and after a moment, she said, “They’re not going to be back for several hours.”

Turning on her heel and pointing her wand at Petunia, Minerva said, “I don’t believe you, Petunia. Just from your expression, I can tell that you’re lying, so why don’t you save us both some time and just tell me where they are?”

When Petunia didn’t say anything, Minerva said, “Fine, we’ll do this the hard way then. Stupefy! Incarcerous!”
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5101: Hunter Orion Black - Hunter Orion Black, Lily, Sirius, Narcissa and Lucius

Please check out the Scavenger Hunt – Master Post. Here is day four of Blood Adoptions week. I’m definitely of the conclusion that most Blood Adoption stories exist so the writer can screw logic and say, “but it’s Blood Adoption so that means its now logical” when it does nothing of the sort but instead makes what is illogical all the more obvious. Actually, I might do a week of this on AO3 and a week of stories from the pit. Can we call AO3 the hole because of the big O in the name and it actually works in conjunction for the nickname for the pit?

Title: Hunter Orion Black
Perpetrator: LeAh7702
Sue-O-Meter: Currently the rating is just bad, but it could easily go into the Awful range of things.
Cover/Banner Art: None. This is AO3
Summary: Narcissa Malfoy hears of Sirius and Lily's death and makes the decision to raise Hunter alongside Draco as his twin. Raised in Bulgaria to escape the dark past, Hunter and Draco attend Durmstrang Institute, will one of the boys be chosen as the Durmstrang Champion? Will Dumbledore discover what is hiding right under his nose?
Full Name: See title. Pottersues can’t stop cringing. Let’s also include Lucius, Narcissa, Sirius, Lily in this because they’re far away from being themselves.
Sueworts House(s): Quanonreip for all, but Sparklypoo for Hunter because he’s supposed to be powerful. It’s rather tame though at this point.
Species: Not the Harry Potter canon characters, and not because the writer is attempting to explore alternative characterizations for characters but because they failed to establish a world where these changes to characterization make sense.
Hair: n/a
Eyes: n/a
Markings: n/a
Poessessions: n/a

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5100: The Last of the Line Clause - Harrison Potter

Today is the third day of Blood Adoption week which has actually dropped from seventy-five stories to seventy-four since I found the tag on A03 and not because I featured a story with this theme. I actually debated whether to feature one of the stories and then realized that it really wasn’t a Blood Adoption story but instead a Pureblood adoption story which isn’t the same thing but apparently they both get put together on A03, so I went with a different story for today’s entry instead. Also, I’m bringing back the Scavenger Hunt though a bit differently than the first Pottersues had said Scavenger Hunt.

Title: The Last of the Line Clause
Perpetrator: S_VanOosten
Sue-O-Meter: Toxic
Cover/Banner Art: None. This is A03
Summary: Receiving an inheritance at the age of Ten Harrison Potter learns all about the world he always knew he belonged. After learning of his Godfathers illegal imprisonment, he sets out to gain his freedom while dealing with figuring out who he really is, School, friends, enemies and betrayals. Can he deal with everything and the impending rise of the feared Dark Lord? Only time will tell.
Full Name: Harrison Potter
Sueworts House(s): Quanonreip for the overly convenient plot devices, Sparklypoo for being a child genius and having an eidetic memory for the purpose of making him better than canon!Harry and ignoring the existence of a character who already serves that purpose, Hermione, Tootsietramp for being in being in a random pairing just because the writer likes said pairing and that gives the story a rather fleeting connection to the MCU. As for Bitchiwitch, the lack of actual flaws and insecurities means a hard no for this one in regard to them fitting in, but a hard yes because the writer actually thinks they do have actual flaws and insecurrites.
Species: Not Harry Potter.
Hair: n/a
Eyes: n/a
Markings: According to the writer, “Oh and for Sirius image, think Orlando Bloom with his shoulder length hair and his slight goatee. That’s my inspiration for 30 year old Sirius who has the time and means to make himself healthy again.

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Scavenger Hunt #1 - April 2003

For the first Scavenger Hunt I would like help with missing tags for the month of April 2003 as I've finished said month.

Rules


  1. The goal is to see how tags I’ve missed you can find in a given month, but you let me know by posting a comment to this post, one of the scavenger hunt posts or the entry itself. I’d like to announce the person with the most finds at the end of the month, but if you want to remain anon, just let me know what you want to be called in the post.

  2. Tag doesn’t count if tag doesn’t actually apply or if someone else calls me on the tag being missing first. Since the Name, Romance, Shipping, Title, Sueworts and Year tags are being added to older entries first, they won’t count unless its on an older entry that's been cleared for a Scavenger Hunt.

  3. Feel free to suggest new tags, though this doesn’t mean they’ll be added. Feel free to suggest mergers and changes to tags as well.

  4. If you have any questions regarding tags just ask.

  5. Have fun, and thanks for your guys help.

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Scavenger Hunt - Master Post

One of the first things I’m bringing back is actually something discontinued before I became Pottersues. It may have even been discontinued before the second Pottersues took over or shortly after the fact, but I’m bringing back the Scavenger Hunt.

Mind you, at least for the time being, that the first Scavenger Hunts are going to be different from the original ones as I’m not asking the minions to go looking for fanfics fitting certain criteria but instead to go searching for entries which are missing specific tags. You can focus on specific types of tags, work with the Scavenger Hunt pages or go and do your own thing.

Rules


  1. The goal is to see how tags I’ve missed you can find in a given month, but you let me know by posting a comment to this post, one of the scavenger hunt posts or the entry itself. I’d like to announce the person with the most finds at the end of the month, but if you want to remain anon, just let me know what you want to be called in the post

  2. Tag doesn’t count if tag doesn’t actually apply or if someone else calls me on the tag being missing first. Since the Name, Romance, Shipping, Title, Sueworts and Year tags are being added to older entries first, they won’t count unless its on an older entry that's been cleared for a Scavenger Hunt.

  3. Feel free to suggest new tags, though this doesn’t mean they’ll be added. Feel free to suggest mergers and changes to tags as well.

  4. If you have any questions regarding tags just ask.

  5. Have fun, and thanks for your guys help.


Index of Scavenger Hunt Pages

1 - April 2003
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5099: Blood and Magic - Halley Lily Evans-[disowned]/Rheannon "Rhea" Prasinos, Sabrina Prasinos

So, I am focusing on the Blood Adoption theme because it’s such a face palm, but there just might actually be a story in there that actually works. Today’s entry is not one of them, though thinking about it, treating Blood Adoption as a forbidden Dark Art rather than a convenient way to get around the law and pretend that there is nothing wrong with what the person doing the Blood Adoption is doing would work. I can also see it working if someone in the child’s family agreed to said adoption and it was used as a way of hiding said child.

Said theme, I’m only going to do it for a week because in all honestly my sanity won’t handle what amounts to ritualized kidnapping just to make it so the person doing the kidnapping faces absolutely no legal consequences for what they’re doing. This is officially day two.

Title: Blood and Magic
Perpetrator: Lostsouls
Sue-O-Meter: Toxic
Cover/Banner Art: None as this is AO3
Summary: On Samhain night of 1981, the Potter Cottage was attacked by the Dark Lord Voldemort. Charlus and Dorea Potter died protecting their grandchildren, who seemed to have miraculously survived, leaving a young Henry James Potter with a lightning shaped scar on his forehead. Unnoticed by the adults, little Halley Lily Potter was also marked, hers right above her heart in the form of the rune
(Norse/Younger Futhark for "Yew"). Dumbledore saw the seemingly dark magic on the girl and proceeded to cut her off from Magical Britain, convincing the Potters that she had no magic and would be happier with the Dursleys. The Potters and all of Britain rejoiced at the apparent death of Voldermort, while a little girl's life would soon be turned into a living hell for 7 long years, until one night, when her world changes for the better.
Full Name: Halley Lily Evans-[disowned]/Rheannon “Rhea” Prasinos , Sabrina Prasinos
Sueworts House(s): Halley is a Sparklypoo just from the summary and a Bitchiwitch from the tags, but Sabrina is also a Bitchiwitch from her whole “everyone in the British wizarding community is racist towards me despite the fact I’m the real racist” attitude.
Species: The writer wants us to believe that this is a female Harry Potter when in reality all the writer really did was change Harry’s name to Henry and handed a similar name over to Halley.
Hair: n/a
Eyes: n/a

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