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"Think of it this way, Padfoot," he said kissing the curve of an ear. "There are what? Three and a half thousand pages of canon? And we turn up in maybe ten percent of it, if that. There are a few looks and touches, certainly, a few hints of intimacy, but you're right that there isn't much evidence of more implied in the text."

His hand traced the groove of Sirius's spine to give his arse a tender squeeze, and their lips met in a long moment of silent understanding.

"But that isn't the only place we exist anymore," Remus continued. "We exist in the hearts and minds of fangirls everywhere. They are the ones who will give us the story we deserve: a little romance, a little happiness. Because of their devotion, the tiny fraction of canon that was our first home is now only the smallest part of our existence. What we have is real, not because of canon, but because the fans want it to be real."

-- Excerpt from Backstage



Greetings, illustrious readers!

I am Pica, an unrepentant grown-up geeky fangirl, and ten year fic writing veteran. My stories are mainly set in the Potterverse, and my OTP is Remus/Sirius, though I have written several other slash and het ships as well.

I became a fan of the Harry Potter series in 2001 when I went to the Philosopher's Stone movie to find out what all the hype was about. I became a fanfic writer in 2004 after seeing Prisoner of Azkaban. Before that, I thought Remus and Sirius were just good friends. I started writing Survivor's Guilt the next day, and never looked back. Even though I came to the Potterverse as an adult, the series has had a profound and lasting impact on my life, for which I am grateful.

I believe we internalise messages from the things we read more than we know, especially when we are young. We learn to think of certain ideas as normal, or sexy, or romantic, if we see them framed that way over and over again. In this, fanfic is just as influential as published fiction or other media, and I believe that, as a writer, I have a duty to model healthy ideas about gender, sexuality, and romance, and to write a diverse cast of characters. For this reason, I am currently doing a mass edit of my stories to fix problematic elements, improve representation, and increase accessibility by adding podfics. Check my archive to see whether a story has been edited and podfic'd yet.

I apologise for the content of my unedited stories. Many include problematic tropes which I used out of ignorance. I've learned a lot over the past few years, and hope to learn much more. I will do my best to implement positive changes from here on out.

Feedback is always welcome. Please let me know if problematic elements persist in my edited works, or if you find any typos or canon errors. For the purposes of my stories, "canon" includes only information found in the published works of J.K. Rowling, not in expanded universe sources such as interviews or Pottermore.

ebooks and podfics may be downloaded from my ao3 archive

Thank you, one and all, and happy reading!




~ Table of Contents ~


Marauders Arc
(these stories are compliant with canon and with my A Conspiracy of Cartographers series)

TITLE AUDIO RATING POV or PAIRING GENRE TIMELINE WORDS STATUS
A History of Cartographers mp3 T Marauders' Parents drama 1958 - 1966 7200 edited 7/2014
A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year One mp3 T Marauders coming of age 1966 - 1972 93,000 complete
A Conspiracy of Cartographers, Year Two mp3 T Marauders coming of age 1972 - 1973 96,000 in progress...
The Education of Madeleine Yaxley mp3 E Maddy Yaxley (OFC) smut, coming of age 1974 - 1975 16,000 complete
Halloween mp3 G Marauders humour 1975 500 edited 6/2014
The 13th Use of Dragons Blood mp3 E Lily/Severus romance, smut 1976 2800 complete
Bad Dog mp3 E Remus/Sirius smut 1977 2400 edited 7/2014
The Diary of Regulus Black mp3 M Regulus/Severus drama, tragedy 1971 - 1979 5100 rewritten 6/2014
Consolation Prize mp3 M Regulus/Severus drama 1977 - 1979 3700 rewritten 6/2014
That Awful Boy mp3 E Lily/Severus drama, smut 1977 6000 complete
A Polyjuice Duet mp3 E Remus/Sirius humour, smut 1978 7900 complete
There is a War mp3 E James/Lily drama, romance 1978 - 1980 23,000 complete
Rumours of My Death mp3 E Remus/Sirius hurt/comfort, smut 1979 900 edited 6/2014
A Night Off From the War mp3 E R/S/J/L smut 1980 3300 edited 7/2014
Take This Longing mp3 E Remus/Sirius drama 1981 10,000 edited 8/2014
Secret Keepers mp3 E James/Lily, Peter, Harry drama 1981 21,000 complete
Sense Memory mp3 G Remus/Sirius drama 1993 1000 complete
Survivor's Guilt: Padfoot's Tale mp3 E Remus/Sirius drama, romance 1981 - 1994 63,000 complete
Survivor's Guilt: Moony's Tale mp3 E Remus/Sirius drama, romance 1993 - 1994 71,000 complete
The Tropical Adventures of Moony & Padfoot mp3 E Remus/Sirius romance 1994 32,000 complete
Fail-Safe mp3 T Remus/Sirius drama 1995 400 edited 6/2014
Paper Thin Hotel mp3 E Regulus/Severus angst, drama 1996 2900 edited 8/2014
Against the Wall mp3 E Remus/Sirius smut 1996 2400 edited 8/2014
My Dearest Moony mp3 G Remus/Sirius romance 1996 600 edited 6/2014


Other Canon Compliant
(canon compliant stories not related to or not compatible with A Conspiracy of Cartographers)

TITLE AUDIO RATING POV or PAIRING GENRE TIMELINE WORDS STATUS
Bruises mp3 T Aberforth Dumbledore hurt/comfort 1891 600 edited 6/2014
A Nasty Piece of Work mp3 E Fenrir Greyback horror 1951 11,000 edited 8/2014
Shirt-Lifter mp3 G Remus/Sirius romance, fluff 1976 900 edited 6/2014
Just Sex mp3 E Remus/Sirius smut, romance 1979 6100 edited 7/2014
One Hell of a Woman mp3 E Kingsley Shacklebolt fluff, smut 1982 3100 edited 7/2014
Allergies mp3 G Minerva McGonagall humour ~1990s 200 edited 6/2014
The Square Peg mp3 E Rubeus Hagrid drama, romance 1939 - 1994 3800 edited 6/2014
Linked mp3 G Harry/Neville hurt/comfort 1996 1800 edited 8/2014
Primal mp3 M Hermione/Ron hurt/comfort 1998 700 edited 6/2014
Thrall mp3 E Ron/Lorcan/Molly smut 1998 6100 edited 8/2014
Dragonfire Biscuits mp3 G Ginny/Harry/Neville humour, fluff 2000 400 edited 6/2014
The Dursleys' Worst Nightmare mp3 G Dudley Dursley humour, romance 2002 3100 edited 8/2014


The False Wand AU
(stories taking place in an alternate universe which diverges from canon after the publication of Order of the Phoenix)

TITLE AUDIO RATING POV or PAIRING GENRE TIMELINE WORDS STATUS
Son and Heir mp3 M Narcissa Malfoy drama 1980 1400 edited 6/2014
Tales of the Second War: The Power of Two mp3 T Fred & George drama 1997 - 1998 35,000 complete
Tales of the Second War: The Night Before mp3 E Various romance, drama 1998 17,000 complete
The Great Unknown mp3 T Remus/Sirius drama 1998 1700 complete


Other Canon Divergent AUs

TITLE AUDIO RATING POV or PAIRING GENRE TIMELINE WORDS STATUS
On the Cusp of Slytherin mp3 T Minerva McGonagall drama 1942 - 1943 6600 edited 7/2014
TransFigured mp3 E Remus/Sirius romance 1971 - 1977 26,000 edited 9/2014
TransLate mp3 M Remus/Sirius angst, romance 1978 5100 edited 11/2014
Ménage à Trois mp3 E Remus/Sirius/OMC smut 1981 7600 edited 9/2014


Non-Magic AUs

TITLE AUDIO RATING POV or PAIRING GENRE TIMELINE WORDS STATUS
A Cure For Nightmares mp3 E Remus/Sirius romance, hurt/comfort 1976 - 1978 36,000 edited 5/2014
Highland Fling mp3 E Remus/Sirius romance 2004 38,000 edited 9/2014
Wolf Stone Jewelers mp3 G Remus/Sirius romance 2011 700 edited 9/2014


Meta Fic & Satire

TITLE AUDIO RATING POV or PAIRING GENRE TIMELINE WORDS STATUS
M.A.R.Y.S.U.E. Must Die? mp3 T Maddy & Maggie (OFCs) meta, humour 1975 12,000 edited 4/2014
The Plot Bunny mp3 T Severus Snape meta, humour 1977 1800 edited 4/2014
Backstage mp3 T Remus/Sirius meta, humour none 8300 edited 5/2014




~ Welcome to Night Vale ~

TITLE AUDIO RATING POV or PAIRING GENRE TIMELINE WORDS STATUS
Affection Falling Just Short of Love mp3 T Cecil/Earl friendship, UST 1991 4300 edited 4/2014
Oasis mp3 G Cecil/Carlos fluff, romance post-Ep. 25 400 edited 4/2014
Lazy Evening mp3 E Cecil/Carlos fluff, smut post-Ep. 35 1000 edited 4/2014


~ Other Fandoms ~

TITLE AUDIO RATING POV or PAIRING GENRE FANDOM WORDS STATUS
Painting Music mp3 E Noah/Paul romance, smut David Levithan 3200 edited 4/2014
In Dreams Alone mp3 G Rose Tyler romance, drama Doctor Who 400 edited 4/2014
Family mp3 G Brianna MacKenzie drama Diana Gabaldon 700 edited 4/2014



~ Extras & Links ~

Index of Original Characters
A Lexicon of Cartographers
Download original edition PDF ebooks of Moony's Tale (2004) and Padfoot's Tale (2005)

Listen to Potterfic Weekly's A Conspiracy of Cartographers podcasts {Part 1} {Part 2}
Mark Reads A Conspiracy of Cartographers: Year One Chapter One on YouTube
Mark Reads The Dursleys' Worst Nightmare on YouTube

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