"Describe FanFic/ParadigmOfUncertainty here"

One can but try. ''Literature/HarryPotter and the Paradigm of Uncertainty'' by Lori Summers is one of the classics of the Franchise/HarryPotter fandom, and is in brief a {{Continuation}} fic showing what the characters have been up to since leaving [[WizardingSchool Hogwarts]]. It focuses on the non-canonical [[{{Shipping}} relationship between Harry and Hermione]].

This simple description, however, fails to capture the full essence of the... [[MindScrew experience]] that is ''Paradigm of Uncertainty''. We have Harry as a spy. We have a new wizard war, a crossover with ''Literature/TheChangeover'', an arch-villain not introduced until later on with a backstory that has to be seen to be believed, and lots of weird shenanigans on the way. None of which, amazingly enough, detracts from the well-written character-driven narrative.

Can be found [[http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/lori/TPOU.html here]].

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!!''FanFic/ParadigmOfUncertainty'' includes examples of:

* AlternateUniverseFic: Forced by the fact that it was begun when ''Literature/HarryPotter'' itself was still an ongoing series, and characters died or didn't die, [[{{Shipping}} got together or didn't]] and events happened or didn't happen that [[{{Jossed}} contradicted the fic.]]
* ArcWords: Anything to do with the [[{{Crossover}} changeover ritual]] in the first story, and anything to do with the Guardian in the second.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Ron Weasley]] in the third story.
* CanisLatinicus: Parodied and (of course) [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]
* CListFodder
* {{Continuation}}
* {{Crossover}}: With an obscure but surprisingly good UrbanFantasy teen romance called ''Literature/TheChangeover'', and with ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* EspionageTropes: Most of them put in an appearance, sometimes with [[LampshadeHanging lampshades attached.]]
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler:Quinn and Draco]] in the first story.
* FutureBadass
* GainaxEnding
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Allegra]], [[MindScrew possibly]]
* HeroicBSOD: Harry, after [[spoiler:the villain [[BadBoss stabs to death a minion]] magically altered to resemble Hermione]] in the first story.
* IKEAErotica: Deconstructed: it's used in a sex scene in the second story that specifically was just a case of the characters performing the physical actions with no associated feelings.
* LampshadeHanging: ''Lots''.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MindScrew
* PsychoExGirlfriend
* ShownTheirWork: Lori's explanation of wizard genetics makes more sense than J.K. Rowling's.
* SlashFic: There's slash, but it's not the main focus of the story.
* StormingTheCastle: In the first story to avert the villain's nefarious scheme involving [[spoiler:the changeover ritual]], and in the third to rescue [[spoiler:Ron]].
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Harry]] in the second story.
* TrilogyCreep: Averted by GainaxEnding when Lori realised she'd have to write ''another'' novel-length instalment to tie up all the plot points.
* TimeTravel: When this is introduced is about when the MindScrew really begins to kick in.
* TitleDrop
* UrbanFantasy: ''Paradigm of Uncertainty'' takes the UrbanFantasy elements already present in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', turns them [[UpToEleven up to 11]] and adds some more.
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