My initial forays into Fanfiction land were focused on Remus Lupin. While I still love him, I quickly discovered the depth to which I had been neglecting Severus Snape. I was shown just how many layers one can invent for him, he never ends and I adore him. I've also discovered that I find angst deeply fascinating and that is mostly what I read. I can handle humor based fictions in small quantities, but anything parody like is not what I want. Therefore, my ridiculously long favorites list if filled with Snape or Lupin centric angst stories, with the occasional story that is immensely well written even without the inspiration of the above.
A Note on Reviews: Words form five percent of communication. Thus, it can be incredibly difficult to express oneself properly in the vast sensory deprived zone of cyber space. I would never seriously insult an author or imply that they are remiss in not updating. If I ever appear to do so I'm joking. Things like sarcasm and humor can be totally lost between two people who have absolutely no actual contact with one another, and thus no knowledge of their mutual natures, or the vocal or physical variety necessary to explain what those naked texts mean. Smiley faces can only be used so often before becoming utterly ridiculous.
All that to say, if I have ever offended anyone or made a current distress more difficult to bear it was never my intention. I sometimes forget that what I type in a bubble filled frame of mind may be interpreted painfully otherwise to someone in a different mood.
My favorites list is too long. It's becoming ridiculous, not that it matters since I'm the only one who probably ever looks at it. Nevertheless, I'm going to stick the names of completed fics I adore here since I mostly use my favorites to keep track of updates to wonderful stories
River Styx, Harry Potter and the Daughter of Light, Oblivious, Once in a Blue Moon, Veiled Revelations, Symphony for Quartet, and A Different Sort of Peace.
Summary: Three years after Voldemortís first fall, Tonks and Ninette, a metamorphmagus and a dancer, each struggle to find their own identities apart from the deceptions of mirrors. Meanwhile, in the caves underneath Hogwarts, someone may be searching for things better left lost.
Summary: Remus Lupin, resident werewolf of the Order of the Phoenix, meets Nymphadora Tonks, newly instated Metamorphamagus. Follow them through friendship to their ensuing relationship, which persists in attempting to happen, despite their best efforts. If it does, will they be ready?
Summary: They say the world isnít black and white- that thereís shades of grey. My world doesnít have shades of grey. Thereís no light for me. My world is a world of darkness, and itís merely the texture that changes.
. . .
So Iíll write from my darkness-- inky wet words upon a pale parchment. Iíll write the ugly and brutal truth. Iíll write about hope with no goal. And the magic will take you back. Back to my memories.
Welcome to my world.
Summary: With Black on the loose and dementors at Hogwarts, all Albus Dumbledore wants is to protect Harry, keep the school from harm and keep Remus and Severus from killing one another. Oh, and to keep Severusís estranged werewolf son, Auster ďFeingale,Ē in school.
All Lupin wants to is to safeguard James's boy and keep his secrets.
All Severus wants is revenge.
And all Auster wants is his fatherís love, long taken from him with a single bite, and he will do anything to get it. A different and dark take on book three.
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."
Summary: It has been said that when a butterfly flaps its wings, the effects are felt on the other side of the earth. And so it is the same with our past. Every memory, every scene we have witnessed, every emotion we have felt, has shaped us into the people we have become. How is it that an event that occurred thirty years ago can affect an action today? How do we begin to understand this phenomenon so that we may alter the paths of our future? And most importantly, how will one man learn to love one woman, when for him, feeling affection for another has led to nothing but death?
Summary: It's nearly the end of his fifth year, and Severus has just experienced the most embarrassing and lamentable moment in his life. At a time where the wizarding world is becoming unhinged, he must deal with a few unexpected events that will change his life forever.