I'm unhealthily obsessed with Harry Potter, though I cannot claim to have read the books an ungodly amount of times (I think I've read each one twice at the most)...I just reread parts here and there...it all adds up eventually.
I also love Lord of the Rings (hence the -lotr at the end of my penname [which, I might add, was created on the spur of the moment and was given no thought whatsoever--I much prefer Songlily, or something of the like]), Star Wars, Agatha Christie, and the classics, among other things.
I collect bottles, crystal animals, and various knick-knacks, and I'm becoming an avid bird-watcher. I love math, logic, history, art, and writing (or else I wouldn't be here, I suppose!).
Favorite characters: Dumbledore, Remus, Sirius, Fred'n'George, Ron, Moody
Favorite ships (and these were my favorites before HBP as well, thank-you-very-much): Remus/Tonks, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, James/Lily, Remus/Lily
I'll read nearly any type of fanfiction (barring slash), but I particularly like clever, artful fics that make good use of description and diction, as well as JKR-style enjoyable sagas. Plot twists are excellent, and characterization must be spot-on. A sense of plausibility and reality--as if the action is a transcript of a real-life scene--is necessary. One-shots are awesome. Clichés are not.
Oh...and I'm a proud RAVENCLAW!
About my fics:
Closing the Door
Ginny Weasley is troubled about her actions during her first year of Hogwarts. How can she make peace with the horrors she committed?
Chapter I: On Troubled Memories--Posted
Chapter II: On Faltering Courage--In the works...
Loneliness Doesn't Become You
A minor character's struggles, as well as her hopes.
A stylistic challenge--rather a rough sketch--that takes place in St. Mungo's one special Christmas day.
More to come, perhaps?
Hope you enjoyed my little profile...good day!
Summary: “Imperius… Werewolves…You-Know-Who…” The last words of a dying man force Remus Lupin into a dangerous investigation at the infamous Feral Institute. Sequel to Oblivious; pre-reading would be useful but it isn’t vital.
Summary: Looking back on his days at Hogwarts, Remus recalls a particularly painful episode that happened during his OWL exam week. Can he forgive himself for what he did...or failed to do? Please leave a review!
Summary: Sequel to A Stolen Past. Please read that story first, as this one really won’t make sense if you don’t.
Harry Potter has rejoined the Wizarding world after a year-long absence, but still has no memory of his time at Hogwarts. Will he ever get his memory back? Will he be able to pass his classes without it? And most importantly, will he ever be able to defeat Lord Voldemort? Read on as the last of the mysteries introduced in A Stolen Past are finally revealed.
This is a story of friendship and mystery, with a healthy dose of H/G thrown in for good measure.
Summary: Since the tragedy at the Astronomy Tower, Harry has become an even more formidable wizard, but a shocking revelation may mean the difference between life and death for The Boy Who Lived. It is the final stage of Harry's quest to destroy Lord Voldemort - can he save the Wizarding World and those he loves from the treachery of the Dark Lord... and also save himself? [Action takes place in media res towards the end of Harry's Seventh Year at Hogwarts (Post-HBP).]
Summary: Harry had hidden the Half-Blood Prince’s potions book in the Room of Requirement to avoid turning it over to Professor Snape. On the morning of Dumbledore’s funeral Harry goes for a quiet walk through Hogwarts and ends up back at the Room of Requirement. He goes in, thinking to retrieve the book, but leaves with something quite different.
This is a missing moment - of sorts - from HBP. It is very reflective, as Harry ponders the choices he has made, and the choices he faces. But there is a brief touch of Hogwarts quirkiness at the end as Harry experiences a poignant connection with someone he’s lost.
Summary: Inspired by the third movie and all the times this little ploy occurred to fool a woman into love. Remus has always adored Lily, even to the point of unrequited love. Yet James has his eye on her too. When desperately asked for help, does Remus admit his feelings or aid his friend in a quest for the girl of his dreams?