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Fanspec Parody Archives

Posts that parodied fan speculation, fanfic trope, or fannish reading practice as a general phenomenon.

Because these posts made some people extremely angry and hostile, I eventually stopped writing them, except in cases where I absolutely could not resist, as with Evil!McGonagall and Invisible!Neville.

RE: Ambushes and a New Avery Theory

Speculation about DE cells and bloody ambushes, followed by my explanation of Why Avery Is Very Important Really and proposal that he was that mysteriously unnamed Fourth Man in the Pensieve scene of Gof.

 

RE: Avery and Ambushes

Elaboration on the Fourth Man theory, with a good deal of snarking about Avery's backstory. More speculation about DE cells and bloody ambushes (complete with jumping up and down on couches screaming "Yay!!! Bloody Ambush! Bloody Ambush! Bloody Ambush!"), a cheerful proposal of an utterly subversive "Neville owes a life-debt to Barty Crouch Jr." theory, and a lackadaisical attack on the Good Ship LOLLIPOPS with the suggestion that Snape loved Florence Wilkes.

 

RE: SHIP: Florence, Bertha and C.U.P.I.D.'S.B.L.U.D.G.E.R.

"Cupid's Snitch," a fanspec parody. The mysterious Florence from the Penseive scene was the future Mrs. Lestrange, and Sirius was the one kissing her behind the greenhouses.

Posted February 15, 2002 at 3:40 pm
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RE: Avery and Ambushes

The FEATHERBOAS post. Contains some joking around over Fourth Man Avery's backstory and bloody ambushes, and a good long wrangle over the timing of the Longbottom Incident. Also a bit on Memory Charmed (or, in this case, Reverse Memory Charmed) Neville.

 

RE: SHIP: Cupid's Snitch and Cupid's Quaffle

A post that caused a good deal of trouble. Raised the question of why, given its not only blatantly but even explicitly subversive nature, so many people claimed to find the "Cupid's Snitch" speculation so...compelling? plausible? appealing?, and then proposed as a somewhat more in-character alternative CUPIDSQUAFFLE, a fanspec parody all about Florence-the-future-Mrs.-Lestrange kissing Sirius Black behind the greenhouses. Quite deliberately broke the "rules of the game" in an attempt to draw attention to them, and in doing so, royally pissed people off.

Posted February 21, 2002 at 6:03 pm
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RE: SHIP: Cupid's Snitch and Cupid's Quaffle

Correction to error made in previous post.

 

RE: Fic vs. Spec, Lucius, backstories

Discussion of fanfic, fanspec, and fanspec parody. Also contains a brief exchange about Lucius Malfoy.

 

RE: SHIP: E.L.G.I.N.M.A.R.B.L.E.S. (OT-Chatter)

An elaborate Fanspec Parody, posted on the OT-Chatter list as it had become clear that some people were most definitively Not Amused by this sort of thing. This one involves OC romantic interests for the Marauders, a Lupin/Lunch Trolley Witch SHIP, speculation about Voldemort's wand, centaur/human relations, and Damaged Sues galore. All backed up with irreproachable canonical evidence, of course.

Posted February 28, 2002 at 2:00 pm
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RE: The Big Bangers and Neville

More fanspec silliness, this one focussed on "Neville Owes A Life-Debt To Barty Crouch." Also repeats my insistence on a later date than 1981 for the Longbottom Incident.

 

RE: The Big Bangers and Neville

Tongue-in-cheek speculation about Neville and the Longbottom Incident, with more timeline wrangling, as well as a "Memory Retrieval Potion" theory.

 

RE: Kitty-Gro, FLIRTIAC, and Argus

Proposes a love triangle spin on Tabouli's "Kitty-Gro Potion" version of FLIRTIAC in which Snape is Filch's rival for Mrs. Norris' affections. Also proposes an alternative explanation of Filch and Mrs. Norris' relationship in which Filch, in keeping with his first name of "Argus," is actually Mrs. Norris' jailer.

Posted March 11, 2002 at 1:56 am
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RE: TBAY: Minerva McGonagall Is Ever So Evil!

Analysis of the first chapter of the series, with an eye to proving that Minerva McGonagall Is Ever So Evil. A rather tongue-in-cheek post that spawned a very fun thread on HPfGU.

Posted June 06, 2002 at 10:09 am
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RE: TBAY: MD with Lupin -- Neville with Invisibility

Satiric look at Neville's "narrative invisibility."

Posted February 08, 2003 at 4:09 pm
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