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Grindeldore Recs

I'm really excited about all the new people coming to this pairing in light of JKR's announcement. There's been lots of new fic and art and great discussion over at grindeldore, and it occurred to me that newcomers may be interested in some of the older fic from pre-canon times, all of which is very good. So, I've compiled this list to serve as a sampling of some of the original authors and artists of the pairing. I hope it will be a good introduction to the (canon!) wonderfulness that is Dumbledore/Grindelwald. 

If I've missed one you really think should be on here, tell me. The only stipulation be that whatever you rec should come from before the pairing was made canon.

To the authors and artists: Thank you so much for letting me rec your stuff here. If I've put something of yours here but you have piece you like better and would rather see listed instead, let me know and I'll put it up. If you don't want your stuff on the list, tell me in this post.

(All of these are G or PG.)

Old Friends by mon_starling

It Makes One Sane by quaedam

1945 by homarusrex

A/G by fabledtruant

Grindeldore sketch dump by serenity_winner

The Merry Thief by scriblitarius

Dreams of Power by lileinconnue

AD/GG doodles by miscreant

Kings by karaii

Grindelwald's Defeat by bobangeba

Wicked Game by  cecine

It was really difficult to pick just a few here, but again, I've tried to just give an idea of the variety of authors out there!

Old Adventurers by rosemaryandrue. (PG)
Possibly the first Grindeldore fic ever written and one of the best. Grindelwald reflects in Nurmengard prison.

The Highest Art Form by bethfrish. (PG-13, angsty.)
Grindelwald slowly seduces Albus.

Hallowing Lions by wired_lizard. (NC-17)
Deliciously hot PWP plus legilimency!smex! If you talk to anyone about ad/gg, chances are you'll be asked if you've read this one.

Letters between Hogwarts and Nurmengard by wired_lizard. (PG-R, epistolary.)
Written for Blogathon 2007. A series of letters between Dumbledore and Grindelwald from 1951 to 1997. Gorgeous and heart-wrenching.

Lover (and companion piece Deux) by youokayhoney. (PG)
Albus and Gellert reflect on each other and what their relationship meant to each of them. "Lover" is from Gellert's POV and "Deux" is from Albus's. "Lover" in particular is a beautiful look into Gellert's (slightly insane) mind and is one of my personal favorites.

Six Kisses by bigeyedrabbit. (PG, also Albus/Elphias.)
Six kisses at different points in Albus's life. The ending is sweet and sad and wonderful.

The Only Two People in the World by thetaxsigma. (PG)
Albus and Gellert are alone after the final duel.

Two Months of Insanity by dhficcer. (PG-13)
One of the only chaptered ad/gg fics. Long but worth it.

In Front of a Million Doors by two_if_by_sea. (PG/PG-13)
Albus and Gellert and all their potential.

Flash and Circle (Part 1, Part 2) by ibycus. (NC-17, Gellert/Albus/Tom.)
Smut set in a dark AU in which Albus and Gellert have succeeded in taking over Europe.

A Necessary Force by marauderthesn. (R)
What if Dumbledore already knew that Grindelwald had the Elder Wand?

Bruises by pica_scribit. (R for implied rape.)
It isn't Albus/Gellert yet, but it's so good it has to be here. A tragedy for the Dumbledore family.

World Without End by kitestringer. (PG)
Dumbledore empathizes with Remus Lupin.

Down to an Art by euphony_of_love. (drabble, G.)
Albus can't take his eyes off Gellert.

Every Flavor Beans by xphineasx. (PG)
The story of Albus's ill-fated relationship with Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans.

Sweets and Depravity by earthphoenix and esc_azkaban. (NC-17)
Pure sugary Victorian smut. Gellert is practically edible in this, I swear.

The Book by andromedatonx. (PG-13)
Albus has something Gellert wants.

Circe's Power by uponthe_stars. (PG)
Albus falls deeper and deeper for Gellert, at the expense of his only remaining famiy.

Meta and Discussion

Discussion of various interpretations of the relationship.

ibycus's thoughts about her Dumbledore/Grindelwald dictatorship AU.




( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 27th, 2007 07:11 am (UTC)
Thank you for this great list!

All the pics are wonderful and I'm really looking forward to reading the fics^^

But your link A/G (by fabletrudant) is wrong.
Oct. 28th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
Your're welcome!

Thanks for letting me know about the link. It's fixed now!
Oct. 27th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm on here! :D
Oct. 27th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you for compiling and posting this! (And thanks for the rec!) I've been going through these art/fic posts all morning and really enjoying them, some of which are new to me.

FYI, the link for "A/G by fabledtruant" takes you to homarusrex's Deviant Art page. Just wanted to let you know!
Oct. 28th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
Thanks, the link is fixed!
Oct. 27th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
It's eerily accurate because it was in the book, so it totally did not come out of nowhere.

I was still shock since I never thought she would say it, and though it was there, I wonder if she did intend it.
Oct. 28th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
I know! I kept thinking to myself, "Wow, I know I read into things, but this much subtext *cannot* be unintentional..." What I figured was that she did indeed mean for us to read it that way, but that she could just never admit it to the public because...just because. BUT THEN SHE DID.
Oct. 27th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Great idea! *bookmarks*
Oct. 29th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Eee, I got recced! *dies*

If you talk to anyone about ad/gg, chances are you'll be asked if you've read this one.
hahaha YES, I am just waiting for somebody to ask about AD/GG smut and get 30 comments at the same time "HALLOWING LIONS"

heee, I love this. *bookmarks*
Jan. 5th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the list! I can't believe that more fans don't follow this pairing. They were two of the most powerful wizards who ever lived or loved!
However, since you seem particularly knowledgeable, I wonder if you have come across a well written fic for this pairing that is humorous? I am reccing Grindeldore at crack_broom this month, the first time they are appearing. I usually rec Remus / Sirius and try to provide a variety of genres. So far my problem is weeding my choices down from the fantastic art and writing they've inspired to the allowed 2/8 but I have nothing humorous!
Jan. 5th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Is there a minimum word limit or other special requirement for the recs? While lots of Grindeldore fics have humorous moments in them, there unfortunately aren't many that actually fit into the humor genre, and those that do tend to be short...

There's this one, which is a Hot Fuzz crossover: http://gileonnen.livejournal.com/246551.html

Parts of the Insidious Incidents series are quite funny, but again, the stoy as a whole is not a comedy. http://community.livejournal.com/grindeldore/61211.html

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful - this pairing seems not to lend itself too well to out-and-out humor.
Mar. 2nd, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
Кстати, aurora-knight, скоро выйдет фильм Форсаж 5, думаю классный фильм получится.
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