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Astrid Skywalker [Contact]
06/06/05

http://taintedvirtuoso.livejournal.com


Hello and welcome to my author page.

A little bit about me: My name is Lei, and I am a 19-year-old college sophomore pursuing a degree in English and Political Science. I am currently based in Canada, but I am originally from the Philippines and I have traveled extensively up and down the east coast of the United States. My biggest, most ambitious dream is to backpack across Europe and get paid to write while traveling all over the world.

Some of you may remember me as a moderator for Mugglenet Fan Fiction. From the fall of 2005 to the fall of 2006, I served on staff as the category mom for James/Lily and as a frequent dabbler in Marauder Era, Harry/Hermione, and Dark/Angsty. Concurrently, I also served as Hufflepuff's prefect on the Beta Forums with PhysicalGraffiti as my Head of House. I left moddom when I was 16, but returned a year later to help with the release of Deathly Hallows. I've not been back since then.

My works: I write mainly about the Marauders, especially Remus and Sirius, but I've also written a couple of Trio era fics. My favourite pairings to read and write are Harry/Hermione (proudly delusional!), Remus/Lily, Remus/Hermione, and James/Lily. I almost always write dark and angsty material, and I can guarantee that in nearly all of my works, I do include sensitive matters such as strong language and substance abuse. Click and read at your own risk, and please exercise utmost discretion when you do.

Most of my stories on this site are very outdated, but I do have a couple of new one-shots, which are the ones I recommend you to start with if you are new to my writing. Such works are: Drink, Declaration, To Armageddon and Back, Butterflies and Hurricanes, Weight, and 'Tis the Night.

With regards to Clair De Lune, I have been on hiatus from working on it ever since I started college over a year ago. Rest assured that I have every intention of finishing it; however, it will take me a bit more time, given that I've been finding it extremely difficult to immerse myself in that universe again (not to mention that I tend to cringe at my earlier works, but I digress).

In the meantime, I've just posted the prologue and the first chapter of After the Agony, a chaptered dystopian story set nearly a century after Harry's death. Please do check it out and let me know what you think!

How to contact me: Please do not hesitate to shoot me an email or poke me on AIM (taintedVirtuoso) if you wish to speak with me. I also have a writing journal where I post outtakes and such other things that I cannot upload onto MNFF. All of this information can be found here on my author page.

Hope you enjoy reading my stories, and if you have time, please do let me know what you think in a review.

Be safe,

Lei.

updated: 08.04.09



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Stories by Astrid Skywalker [11]
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Favorite Stories


MOMENTS OF BLISS by moonymaniac

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 1209 Reviews
Summary: Remus Lupin is a man with a tragic past, filled with pain, suffering and sorrow. But it is also a past filled with great adventure, true friendship and…love? Even though the odds were against him, Remus found happiness at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He had the Marauders, he was a prefect and his transformations were less horrible, thanks to his Animagi friends. What more could a teenage werewolf want? And how long could his happiness last? Remus and the Marauders prove that in the saddest of lives and darkest of times, there can still be moments of bliss.

Remus centric but with a lot of the other Marauders. This story is a romance, but has almost as much general Marauder era background and side story as romance.
Pre-HBP and DH, so some things from DH will be disregarded, as the warning indicates, but some Spoilers will be incorporated.

The Epic Tale of the Hogwarts Food-fight by Gin_Drinka

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 769 Reviews
Summary: "Some mistakes are too much fun to make just once."

After Lily Evans, Head Girl of Hogwarts, starts a food-fight with James Potter, Head Boy of Hogwarts, they are both given detention for the rest of the year, and are assigned a 'detention journal', which the staff say will help to settle their 'overwhelming and disturbing differences'. We have come across Lily's journal; her take on why the whole affair ever started, her intriguing relationship with one ‘supreme git of the galaxy’, the extents to which she will go for revenge and where it will lead her...


"And if for some unknown reason you come across this, Potter, and the paragraph above does not manage to penetrate your unusually thick head and convince you of my stupendous dislike of you, I hope the following sentence helps: I HATE YOU!"

The Curtain Call by Amelia Bedelia

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 421 Reviews
Summary: James and Lily spend their summers together producing plays, though neither are happy about the presence of the other. With James, as the set designer, and Lily, as the actress, tensions run high.

Red by rockinfaerie

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 110 Reviews
Summary: James Potter's once privileged and sheltered life alters dramatically as Lord Voldemort increases his stronghold on Great Britain. While a rational but brilliant Transfiguration teacher, a grieving socialite mother, a star-gazing, forest-dwelling centaur, and a host of other characters contemplate the vicious and constant conflict between Good and Evil, James embarks on a dangerous life fuelled by passion, love, anger and blood...

Things can only get redder.

Chapter 20 is up, and it's been nominated for the Quicksilver Quills!

Fool Me Once... by Crickette

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 208 Reviews
Summary: You were the first thing they took from me, whispered Sirius. My only happy memory. I havent thought of you in fourteen years.

And Ive had to think about you everyday. For fourteen years, said Miriam, darkly. Her voice trembled. I win.

Miriam Daniels had lost everything shed ever loved the day Sirius Black was sentenced to a life in Azkaban. Now, years later, she needs to find the strength to accept a past drastically different from the one that she had just begun to acknowledge as truth. Will the most celebrated Healer in England be able to nurse back to health a broken heart and shattered dreams? Or will a secret kept locked away for fourteen years drive Miriam even further away from the man who once adored her?

A/N: A/R with aspects of MWPP-era-ness! I hope you like it!

NEW CHAPTER! I really hope you enjoy it.

Phases of the Moon by BlackClaude

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 144 Reviews
Summary: In Remus Lupin's fifth year at Hogwarts, his devoted friends finally master the complex Animagus spell, beginning the adventures they will remember for the rest of their lives. But Remus must also face prejudice in the rising war, a test of loyalty versus love, and the danger of his dark secret being revealed.

Pet Peeve Disclaimer: Peter is not worthless, Lily does not have three friends who fall for the Marauders, and no one calls Remus "Remy."

Avenged Sevenfold by SecretKeeper

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 363 Reviews
Summary: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


UPDATE: Guys, I'm back!

The innocence Ive lost
The blood it's cost
Leaves unhealed scars within.
But I will not abate,
I will employ the hate
That has been planted deep inside.
I will not falter
Valor will not tire,
And I will survive
This trial by fire.


Many things are different now. Potions class is the least of the trio's worries. Battling dragons would be a welcome alternative to what it is they're attempting to battle now. The Order of the Phoenix is hallow without its leading member. And when someone close to Harry is stolen, Dumbledore's rhetoric of love, hope, and faith is challenged. Harry's strength and resolve are pushed to their limits. Loyalties are tested and new leaders emerge while Harry and Hermione struggle to balance new emotions and uncharted territory. Yet while this time after sixth year proves to be drastically unlike anything Harry's ever experienced, some truths remain, and some affections stand solid.

A novel-type story that explores the engimas of Snape, Horcruxes, war, and above all, the puzzle of love. HBP compliant. HHr.

Semi Charmed Life by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 333 Reviews
Summary:

Within the Marauder band of Merry Men, Sirius is the dashing Will Scarlet. Seventh year, his goal is not to rob the rich, but to help poor Robin woo Maid Lily, avoid sermons from Friar Moony, aid a rat in need, and win the love of a fair lady.

Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance- Non Canon.

*Chapter 30 is 'To Be Loved'*


Take My Heart Away by Hatusu

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 960 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Hermione goes back in time with one mission: to kill Tom Riddle before he ever comes to power. A difficult task, correct? An impossible one, she realizes, as a love between them grows stronger than anything she has ever known. Now Hermione has a choice to make. Will she condemn the Wizarding world to almost certain destruction, or will she take the life of the one boy she has ever loved?

Journey to Perfection by Lycanthropist

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 182 Reviews
Summary: Remus Lupin has not always had an easy or a happy life, but now after resigning from a job he loved and enjoyed, he's forced to once again sulk on his lonely and bitter existence. Wallowing in his self-pity, Remus ventures into the Hog's Head, only to meet a erudite woman that may just help to disrupt the monotony his life has become. Remus/OC, Post-POA.

Featured Story - March 2005

The Upside of Being Down by Kimberley

Rated: Professors • 506 Reviews
Summary: *COMPLETED!*What happens when you put a hopelessly "romantic" man-hussy and a girl with a soft spot for bedtime activities (not THOSE activities, silly!) together in a dark bedroom? Well, I don't happen to know either, so I suppose we'll find out together, won't we? Come with me, Tia C. Spencer, on a lovely ride through the countryside... er, lakeside... okay, so we won't actually be riding NEXT to anything, but it will be lovely, I promise you that. How can it not be, with me as your illustrious (and quite possibly mad) companion?



And no, contrary to beliefs very likely impressed upon you by this summary, I'm not a gormless prat.



Well... not entirely.



Where Laughter Dies by Noldo

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 36 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: In the beginning of the Christmas holidays, Sirius Black runs away from home and will not return for twenty years. A warning for mild language.

Torn by Beth Brown

Rated: Professors • 181 Reviews
Summary: You have no right Hermione, he said in a broken whisper. No right at all. he repeated. I know, she said. Im sorry. Harry shook his head. No. He ignored the silent question in her eyes. I am. And he kissed her. NOTICE: Further chapters of this story are no longer going to be posted on this site. If any of you are interested go to (portkey.org). My thanks to everyone who has reviewed on this site. You're all wonderful. Here's the link: http://fanfiction.portkey.org/index.php?act=read&storyid=3436

The Wisdom of Snow by SecretKeeper

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 20 Reviews
Summary: Snow is simply miraculous-- so delicate, and yet indestructible. It can teach lessons, widen eyes, and even open hearts. (One-Shot.)

Rage Against the Dying of the Light by forsakenphoenix

Rated: Professors • 8 Reviews
Summary: When Voldemort began his rise to power, and the Blacks clutched to his beliefs as though they were a promise made of silver, Sirius seemed to be the only one who knew that silver could be tarnished.

A Letter for My Love by Beth Brown

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 84 Reviews
Summary: Harry is getting married, and it's to the woman he loves. Isn't it? Then why does he still look at Hermione and never want to turn away? Why does her presence leave him breathless and a mere touch send shivers of desire through him, leaving him wanting more? Surely this is just cold feet. Yet a single letter changes everything and Harry comes to discover that what his heart truly desires has been standing before his eyes all this time.

Oblivious by Pallas

Rated:559 Reviews
Summary: What if there were more to Remus Lupin's bite than a badly timed stroll in the woods? The arrival of a feral invokes secrets of the past and terror for the present...

Padfoot Prohibited by Liveley

Rated:828 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Giving high school essays a Marauder twist, this fiction is centered around the idea that some seniors in high school are require to write a letter to incoming freshman before they graduate. At Hogwarts, Seventh Years are given an assignment to write such a letter for the new First Years. Sirius decides to actually take an assignment, well seriously...sort of. He decides to look back on his entire Hogwarts years and write down his list of things not to do at Hogwarts.

Just Like Him by SecretKeeper

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 36 Reviews
Summary: ONE-SHOT. Minor fluff warning. There was just no way around it. Whether it was necessary or not, heroic or not, there was simply no escaping the fact of his actions. He had killed. And he made me just like him Harry thought miserably.