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Fanfic / Becoming Female

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Becoming Female is a Harry Potter fanfic by Venus God. Think My Immortal with "sexists" in place of "preps".

After Snape makes him drink a potion, Harry falls unconscious. He wakes up in the infirmary to discover that the potion turned him into the perfect female form. He, er, she, suddenly has the hots for Draco Malfoy but faces antagonism from Ron, who is sexist.

The story pretty much revolves around Crystal's (Harry's female name) attempt to marry Draco, while Ron (who is sexist) attempts to seduce (and later rape) Crystal. Also, Gilderoy Lockhart inexplicably reappears. After losing control of Malfoy Manor to Lucius (who is also sexist), Draco organises a talent contest to raise money for the wedding. Meanwhile, Ron returns from New York, having changed his name to Ron Raper (did I mention his sexism?). Ultimately, Crystal and Draco get married and Ron Raper is eaten by the giant squid.

It can be found here. It was followed by a sequel called Being Female.

Becoming Female contains examples of:

  • Gilligan Cut: In the first chapter, Dumbledore assures the just transformed Harry that he’ll provide “a watertight story that no one will see through”. Cut to the next morning, where he gives a very poor cover story, with a fair bit of Suspiciously Specific Denial, including a lampshade being hung on how an entire class witnessed what actually happened.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    • Crystal introducing herself as "not Harry Potter".
    • Lockhart discusses how eating a Beauty Flower will make one irresistible to the opposite sex...not that's he's eaten any, of course.
    • Dumbledore’s cover story for Harry disappearing and Crystal taking his place includes assurance that Harry has not been transformed into a girl, in spite of an entire class seeing exactly that as it happened.
  • Take That!: Ron Raper and Sexist Cooper Advertising seem to be Take Thats against, of all things, Mad Men.
  • Textual Celebrity Resemblance: Crystal Potter looks like Meg Ryan, and in a strange example Hermione looks like the late feminist leader Betty Freidan.
  • Tonight, Someone Dies (And It Might Be Crystal): But it's Lucius.


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Not Harry Potter

The new student at Hogwarts is definitely not a gender-swapped Harry Potter.

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Main / SuspiciouslySpecificDenial

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