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In [[http://sashayed.tumblr.com/post/156367275165/so-if-two-people-who-wrote-and-illustrated-a January 2017]], Jaida Jones announced that she and Rave intend to write a new chapter and auction it off in order to donate the proceedings to charity.


* AscendedExtra: The Prewett brothers, who were mentioned maybe a couple of times in the canon. Here they become legendary Hogwarts pranksters turned glamorous Aurors, whom James and Sirius absolutely worship.

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The Prewett brothers, who were mentioned maybe a couple of times in the canon. Here they become legendary Hogwarts pranksters turned glamorous Aurors, whom James and Sirius absolutely worship.



--->'''Sirius's Letter:''' He played that one I like though! The Glen Miller one. The dah-nah-nah dah! dah! dah! dah! da dunnah dunnah, doodle oodle doodley doo, doo doo doo! dah nahnuh doodle oodle doo doodle oodle doo, doot doodle oodle doo doodle oodle doo, and then the same three notes over and over.

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--->'''Sirius's -->'''Sirius's Letter:''' He played that one I like though! The Glen Miller one. The dah-nah-nah dah! dah! dah! dah! da dunnah dunnah, doodle oodle doodley doo, doo doo doo! dah nahnuh doodle oodle doo doodle oodle doo, doot doodle oodle doo doodle oodle doo, and then the same three notes over and over.



* ContinuityNod: SBP stays mostly canon in terms of plot, which means that things like Sirius and Snape's rivalry and the creation of the Marauder's Map get interestingly fleshed out.

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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SBP stays mostly canon in terms of plot, which means that things like Sirius and Snape's rivalry and the creation of the Marauder's Map get interestingly fleshed out.



* {{Gayngst}}: Remus and Sirius, obviously, as the story is about them, but also [[spoiler:Caradoc "Man Panther" Dearborn and Fabian Prewett]]
** However, all things considered, there really is relatively little {{Gayngst}}, especially between Remus and Sirius. The story goes to great lengths to keep the plot and the characters' interactions lighthearted and funny, even when more serious aspects of the story come into play. The authors even admitted that one of the main reasons they wrote the fic was to challenge themselves to write a Remus/Sirius story with relatively little angst. Many would say they succeeded.

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* {{Gayngst}}: Remus and Sirius, obviously, as the story is about them, but also [[spoiler:Caradoc "Man Panther" Dearborn and Fabian Prewett]]
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Prewett]] However, all things considered, there really is relatively little {{Gayngst}}, especially between Remus and Sirius. The story goes to great lengths to keep the plot and the characters' interactions lighthearted and funny, even when more serious aspects of the story come into play. The authors even admitted that one of the main reasons they wrote the fic was to challenge themselves to write a Remus/Sirius story with relatively little angst. Many would say they succeeded.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: James and Sirius.
** Except that Sirius isn't heterosexual. Doesn't mean he has a crush on James, though.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: James and Sirius.
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Sirius. Except that Sirius isn't heterosexual. Doesn't mean he has a crush on James, though.



* RagingStiffie: Remus wakes up to these after his {{Homoerotic Dream}}s.



* StartOfDarkness: for Peter Pettigrew, who UsedToBeASweetKid. Slow, realistic, and heartbreaking.
** For Snape, too, although it's more subtle.

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* StartOfDarkness: for StartOfDarkness:
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Peter Pettigrew, who UsedToBeASweetKid. Slow, realistic, and heartbreaking.
** For Snape, Snape too, although it's more subtle.


* HoYay: James and Sirius' hero-worship of the Prewett Brothers reeks of this, to the extent that Sirius seriously considered wearing a pink shirt reading 'Mrs. Fabian Prewett' in public.
** Also, the spells Dumbledore casts in part 16 to make the school act out a horror movie invokes this in the Slytherin girls.
** And Sirius and Remus are very touchy-feely before it becomes clear that they're an item.


[[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/11/eveningnews/main20078549.shtml Was recently featured]] on the CBS news, with co-author Jaida Jones available for comment.

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[[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/11/eveningnews/main20078549.shtml Was recently also featured]] on the CBS news, with co-author Jaida Jones available for comment.


* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Chocolate for Remus.

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* TrademarkFavouriteFood: TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chocolate for Remus.


* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Inverted. In the first chapter, Remus is vacationing in Latvia, which was part of the Soviet Union during the time period. The story treats it as already being an independent country.

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Inverted. In the first chapter, Remus is vacationing in Latvia, which was part of the Soviet Union during the time period. The story treats it as already being an independent country. [[FridgeBrilliance Possibly because]] TheGreatPoliticsMessUp [[FridgeBrilliance had no counterpart in the wizarding world.]]


[[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/11/eveningnews/main20078549.shtml Was recently featured]] on the CBS news, with co-author Jaida Jones available for comment on the work itself.

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[[http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/11/eveningnews/main20078549.shtml Was recently featured]] on the CBS news, with co-author Jaida Jones available for comment on the work itself.comment.


For a while it seemed like the fic was abandoned, after the writers's Livejournal [[http://community.livejournal.com/shoebox_project/ the Livejournal page]] got hacked in 2008, however it is now finished. You can read it in full PDF version [[http://www.lomara.org/sbp/ here]].

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For a while it seemed like as if the fic was abandoned, had been abandoned after the writers's Livejournal [[http://community.livejournal.com/shoebox_project/ the Livejournal page]] got was hacked in 2008, however it is 2008. However, both Rave and Jaida have now confirmed that the fic is indeed finished. You can read it in full PDF version [[http://www.lomara.org/sbp/ here]].

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Inverted. In the first chapter, Remus is vacationing in Latvia, which was part of the Soviet Union during the time period. The story treats it as already being an independent country.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Peter, naturally, but played much more subtly (and heartbreakingly) than most Marauders-era fic: Peter is a perfectly nice boy! He just never quite fits in with the brilliant Remus, Sirius, and James, and he never quite manages to have the same kind of strong relationship that James and Sirius, Sirius and Remus, or even Remus and James has. Unfortunately, it's precisely this disconnection that leaves him feeling weak and useless and so leaves him vulnerable to the Death Eaters.


* SeinfeldianConversation: A lot of them, usually combined with WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome. And frequently started by [[LargeHam Sirius]]. They're quite hilarious, too.

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* SeinfeldianConversation: A lot of them, usually combined with WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome.MundaneMadeAwesome. And frequently started by [[LargeHam Sirius]]. They're quite hilarious, too.

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* DownerEnding: Sort of. The fic never got a proper ending, and by the end [[spoiler:Remus and Sirius had gotten together and James and Lily were engaged]], but the final chapter is among the most depressing of them all, focusing mostly on Peter's disconnection from his friends since they left Hogwarts. The very last scene depicts [[spoiler:the formal beginning of Peter's StartOfDarkness as he is manipulated by an anti-muggleborn extremist into transferring his dislike of Lily to muggleborns in general.]]

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* SecretRelationship: Remus and Sirius once they get together. In one chapter they discussed telling the others, but they were both too wary to go through with it, and unfortunately the fic died before they ever found out.

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* RealDreamsAreWeirder: After a series of {{Homoerotic Dream}}s involving Sirius, Remus is very relieved that, after talking to him about their kiss, his dreams revert back to the usual nonsense.


* BeachEpisode: Part 21 has the Mauraders on holiday at the beach.

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* BeachEpisode: Part 21 has the Mauraders on holiday at the beach. beach.
* BiTheWay: Sirius.


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* TheCharmer: Sirius, oh so much. Bad boy image? Check. Charismatic and popular with the girls? Check. Is a good guy deep down and, beyond that, rarely ever actually expresses any interest in going beyond kissing with a girl? Definitely check.


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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Remus tries to tempt Sirius into continuing to research with him by making up stories about Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff and a place where 'no man had beene'. Sirius is ''very'' interested.

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