Harry Potter and the Time of Good Intentions

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Title: Harry Potter and the Time of Good Intentions
Publisher: Complicated, see links below
Author(s): Barb (B.L. Purdom)
Cover Artist(s): Leela Starsky
Date(s): published on Fiction Alley September 2001 - March 2002, released in print format May 2005
Series?: yes
Medium: online fic, print zine
Fandom: Harry Potter
Language: English
External Links: online version
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Harry Potter and the Time of Good Intentions is a het Harry/Ginny novel in two volumes by B.L. Purdom. It is part of a series and covers Harry's sixth year. The total page count is 476. It was first published online and then reprinted as a zine.


During Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts, Professor Trelawney did a Tarot reading for him. She told Harry he would have to make a choice that could “change the world as we know it." Now, at the beginning of his sixth year, Harry chooses, and the world does change. Does it change for the better? If he wants, can Harry change it back? Or is giving Harry exactly what he wants Voldemort’s ultimate revenge? [1]

Psychic Serpent "Trilogy"

About Its History with Agent With Style

This series of zines has a complicated history with its one-time publisher, Agent With Style. See: Blueprint(s) for Disaster - The Saga of Me and Agent with Style (AWS), Archived version, accessed 5.11.2011

Cover Gallery

The Author Looks Back

At any rate, in observance of the tenth anniversary of the first fic, starting on the day I began posting it in 2001 (somewhere around the third week of May--I'll check the exact date before I begin), I'll post about what I posted on that day on the day I originally posted it. Sort of an annotated version of the fic without putting in footnotes or scribbles in the margins. Now, I expect to be doing a fair bit of face-palming during this process. When I was interviewed about the trilogy by the Potterfic Weekly folks last year I replied perfectly honestly, "Yeah, when I reread some of the early chapters I do wonder now, 'What was I thinking?' about some things." I'm the last person to believe anything I've written is sacrosanct. That was part of what made it such a valuable learning experience for me. And now I can look back and laugh and marvel at what an innocent I was. (Oh my GOD, chapter five. CHAPTER FIVE. WHAT WAS I THINKING?)... [3]


  1. from Agent With Style
  2. Also all of these were first published as online fanfic, and only reprinted as zines. While published it was a fairly popular series, e.g. The Psychic Serpent trilogy has a yahoogroup maintained by the author dedicated to it that has over 6,300 members. Psychic Serpent
  3. Psychic Serpent Live Journal, accessed 5.11.2011