Welcome to my Author's Page
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You can call me luinrina or Bine, I'm from Germany, a passionate reader - and since I joined the Beta Forums a much more active writer. I'm also one of the founder members of the Giggler's Club *huggles Meda, Mere, Samarie, Ruth and Sammy*. (banner by Samarie)
On the forums I am
+ a hard-working and proud Hufflepuff (banners by Heather and Lucia)
+ a member of SPEW - the Society for the Promotion of Evaluations for Writers - a dedicated group that leaves quality reviews to improve fellow authors' writing (banner by Anna *pickles*)
+ an inspired poet (banner by Meda)
+ an enthusiastic drabbler who participates in (almost) every challenge (banner by Meda)
+ a student
+ and a Moderator. :D
Now that the Harry Potter book series is finished, I crave fanfics (although I read other books as well). And I read everything that comes across my eyes; I've already read a lot. My favourite German author is Wolfgang Hohlbein, especially his "Hexer"-Saga and the "Templerin"-series. My favourite British author is - who else - J.K. Rowling, and I love the "Highland-Saga" of Diana Gabaldon as well as the "Twilight"-series of Stephenie Meyer (American).
Reading is good, but then again I wanted to try how my own writing and rhyming skills are working. It's not much I've posted, yet I hope you'll like it. Even if not, please take some time and leave a review, tell me what to improve.
My favourite topic are the Marauders and their time at Hogwarts, my favourite character is Sirius. A speciality of mine is the Black Family Tree (it's so interesting, especially after the information J.K. Rowling published - but I've got the knack for family trees in general, so no surprise here, I presume ;)). If you like the Blacks as much as I do, make sure to check out my WIP Shining Through Blackness with its off-spin What Is To Happen and From Here On Out. Up until now it's only these three stories about Isla, but I don't intend to stop there. I have planned to write stories or one-shots to every member of the Black Family that has been erased/shot off the family tree. I know it's going to be a hard and long project, but as long as I have the ideas... why not?
List of completed one-shots:
Across the Pumpkin
A little one-shot about how Lily and Sirius became friends. Inspired by an inhouse challenge: Sirius, Lily, and a pumpkin.
Be Strong From Within
So far a one-shot about Ginny�s sixth year. Originally written for the Back to School inhouse challenge on the beta boards. Received second place.
So far a one-shot about two friends and their Sorting. Written as the final for the Being British class, summer 2009, on the beta boards.
Envy and Fondness
This is a one-shot about the friendship of Lily and Severus. The arrival of James ensures that trouble is about to happen.
Fears� and Hope
Originally written for the Perfect Plot in a Prologue Challenge in June/July 2008: How would I introduce the Harry Potter series? Received first place.
In Due Time
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This one-shot is a foray into D/A and features Lucy Herberg, an OC. It was inspired by a discussion about Metamorphmagi in the Hufflepuff common room on the beta boards.
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This one-shot was a co-author-project with Helen (helz_belz) for the Interhouse Co-op Challenge in the Great Hall on the Beta Boards. It features Anna Krum, the famous Quidditch player Viktor Krum's grandmother, and her story in the year 1944.
Received First Place.
Long Lost Lupine Laugh
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This is a one-shot about Remus Lupin and how he prepares for his new teaching position at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
A tiny one-shot about Hagrid and Olympe Maxime becoming parents. Written for the I Challenge Thee Challenge (September) on the Beta Boards.
A longer one-shot about Susan Bones, her friends and family, and a mystery that hid below her living room. Written for the extra credit challenge of the Bookbasilisk Summer challenge, One Flew Over The Fwooper's Nest.
A short story about Andromeda a year after the Battle of Hogwarts. It was my first foray into second person POV. Originally written for the May drabble challenge in SPEW, then expanded to a one-shot.
The Bridge to Happiness
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A little one-shot about an afternoon of Sirius' and Regulus' childhood. This has been inspired by the third week of the Drabble Brawl, round two.
This Is Where You Belong
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A one-shot for the Winter Snows challenge. Harry reflects about the Christmases he has experienced.
Want You To Want Me
A one-shot about Scorpius Malfoy and Rose Weasley, written for SPEW LoveNotes 2009. Romance.
Whispers From Azkaban
A dialogue between brothers. Written for the Bookbasilisk Summer Challenge, Gift of Gab.
List of poems:
Always The Same, Yet Always Different
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This is a (very long) Sorting Hat's song, poem-style, written for the extra credit challenge in the Summer Challenge 2008. Complete.
Black but Bright
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This is a poem about the Black brothers Sirius and Regulus. Complete.
From the Ashes: The Order of the Phoenix
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This is a two-part poem about the Order of the Phoenix, of which the second part is still in writing process.
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A little sonnet in English rhyming style about Lycantrophy and the curse of being a werewolf. Complete.
What Imagination Has To Offer
A poem about fantasy and imagination, with stanzas in haiku-form. Complete.
List of series:
A Christmas To Remember
A wintery one-shot about Draco and Astoria and the birth of their son. Written for the Christmas SPEW swap 2008, for Alison (R_Ravenclaw).
A Truth Universally Acknowledged
This is a one-shot featuring Draco and Astoria and how their relationship began. Prequel to A Christmas To Remember, written for SPEW LoveNotes 2009.
Arising From Nothing...
A one-shot about the founders and how Hogwarts came to be built. Prequel.
Shining Through Blackness
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This is the story about Isla Black and how she came to love a Muggle-born whereas her family was set on marrying her into an influential pure-blood family. Currently this story is posted up to chapter fourteen with chapter fifteen in the advanced reading/betaing phase.
First story (1).
What Is To Happen
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This is the story I've written for Round 7 of the Gauntlet, featuring Isla Black. Four chapters, complete.
Companion to Shining Through Blackness (1.1).
From Here On Out
A songfic to Decode by Paramore. Written for SPEW 007 in 2009.
Companion to Shining Through Blackness (1.2).
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A compliant story (may be chaptered, so far it's a one-shot only) to my Shining Through Blackness series. The story is a co-author-project with Terri (mudbloodproud).
List of uncompleted chaptered stories and their status:
Magical Moments - A Special Issue
The Marauders have to serve detention and are set to help writing the current month's school paper edition. The story is chaptered and posted up to chapter two. It's currently, sadly, resting due to time constraint and lack of further inspiration, but I will continue it one day.
Vain Or - C'est ton Destin
I adopted this (medieval) plot bunny from Pinkcess of the Abyss in the Adoption Centre. It features Harry growing up not with the Dursleys, but in the Founders' era. The story is AU, and the prologue and first chapter are up.
I try to keep that list up to date, but I'm rather bad at writing and keeping to lists...
I hope you enjoy my stories. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about them.