Penname: Pondering [Contact]
Real name: Tash
Member Since: 05/10/06
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Hello! I'm a teenage girl from Australia who spends most of her free time (and also the time that isn't free =P) writing fanfiction. And that is all you really need to know. ;)

I have an account over on the Forums with the same username over there. Drop me a PM sometime! ;D

Some (but not many) of my fics can also be found at fanfiction.net under the username 'Lythdan Megend'. I always update here first, however.

My Stories

Life is But A Dream

Is on a temporary hiatus. It'll be finished someday, I assure you, because I know that the story cannot be left untold, and I really want to finish it myself.

The Bedroom at the Burrow

This Fred-centric story was written for the Autumn Challenge on the Forums for the prompt: The Next Great Adventure, where we had to write a story about a canon character who had passed away.

The funny thing is, I never liked the twins much before I wrote this story. Now I love them.

I am very pleased to say that this story came first in the Next Great Adventure Prompt.

The Inner Eye

Not one of my favourite fics of all time, but still a semi-decent read. This story was written for the Extra Credit: The New Professor prompt for the Autumn Challenge and came second in the prompt.

I never knew Trelawney could be so funny before. =P

Flame

My writing style in Flame I'm quite proud of, as the overall concept, but I think the twist at the end could have been a lot more thought-through.

Wait, did I say twist at the end? You didn't see that.

Where Lilies Grow

Written for the Telling The Truth prompt for the Autumn Challenge--I quite like this one, although I wish I hadn't tried to be so profound and there are still a few of those damned tense errors poking in there -somewhere-

I also find it quite annoying when people leave reviews for stories in the AU section telling me that certain events didn't happen in canon. So don't do that. Because pointing out the obvious is not really helpful.

The Very Best Gift of All

Nearly half my reviewers on ff.net told me that this story was so sweet it gave them cavities...so beware. Other then that, it's a nice story.

Phases of Learning

My first finished fic that isn't a one-shot-- Yay! It's a three-shot! I quite like this one, and the funny thing was I didn't quite come up with the Phases idea until I was stuck without a title. If I hadn't come up with the Phases idea, this story would have been a lot worse, I assure you.

An Exciting Life

This was written for a School Assignment, the mystery class I was in. The writing style's decent but I sort of made up the plot events one day and went, 'Yep. That's what going to happen.' Luckily, the characterisation is better than the plot, otherwise this fic would have little redeeming features. =P

Forgiveness

Someone should tell me to stop writing Severus/Lily. I quite liked this one, and the twist in it...(yeah, I should probably stop mentioning these things in my bio) but there's nothing very exceptional about it. Still a decent read though.

The Song of the Stars

This was written for dancingcarrot21 for the Secret Santa in '07. I spent ages worrying about Luna's characterisation, but I think I got it down eventually.

Talks With Plants and Crumple-Horned Snorkacks

I'm not going to admit how long it took me to spell Snorkack...apart from the fact that I just did. Luna doesn't have her usual dreamy quality, but Rolf is a funny guy.

Rowena's Song

This is one of the better fics I have written recently. I quite like the themes presented in the story, but also the humour involved. I thought that I would never be able to write a Founder-fic, but I guess I proved myself wrong. Huh. xD

Good Luck

Written for the Gauntlet Fifth Round, with Minerva McGonagall.

The Fourteenth of February

Written for a humour class on MNFF, it's actually an idea I came up with when talking about fanfiction on a train with a friend and how many suitors Lily seems to have in canon.

Pepperup Potions

Co-written with the wonderful Lilykinslove/Emma, this story explores a Snape/Madame Pomfrey relationship. We were assigned the pairing, in case you were wondering.

Saving Catherine

The longest one-shot I've written, not counting the Gauntlet. It was for a DADA class on the MNFF forums, and my second ever foray into Dark/Angst.


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Halfway to Infinity by Eponine
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 270]

Summary: Past Featured StoryHe with the power to defeat the Dark Lord does not. Harry Potter is dead. Fifty years later, both Muggle and magical worlds belong to darkness. All serve Lord Voldemort. But even in the grimmest of times, idealists are born. Without a prophesy to direct them, a rebellion will rise. Follow Lottie Rowe as she finds her way into the center of the rebellion and the heart of the war.

Winner of the 2011 Best Chaptered Alternate Universe QuickSilver Quill Award!

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 264869 Chapters: 78 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/29/06 Updated: 02/26/11


Not Only a Granger by ferporcel
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 593]

Summary: [WIP] Post-HBP. Eleven years after the end of the war, Hermione finds herself in a delicate situation when her only son leaves for Hogwarts and threatens her most guarded secret: that he’s not only a Granger, but also a Snape! SS/HG.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 194637 Chapters: 33 Completed: No
Published:
04/15/06 Updated: 01/15/10


Of Blood and Purity by potterfan226
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary:

“Jordanna, trust me on this.”

She nodded. “I will.”

“Promise me you’ll do whatever – it – takes-”

“I will.”



Jordanna Benton went through great lengths to please her mother: she was living the life her mother wanted her to live, where she was forced to become someone she wasn't, befriend those who she thought she'd never talk to and hate those who she'd rather like. But as the years passed, why couldn’t Jordanna help but feel like something was missing? Was she finally starting to realize that this wasn’t the lifestyle she wanted to live? And why did Adelaide Benton want her daughter to live this ridiculous life in the first place?

Contains: Regulus/OC, Sirius/OC

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 17782 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
Published:
01/03/08 Updated: 09/01/08


Nessun Dorma by Soap
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 177]

Summary: Rebuilding after the final battle of Hogwarts was difficult for everyone, but even moreso for one person in particular. How will Remus recover after so much sadness in his life?

Post Deathly Hallows - Spoilers! Slightly AU. Remus/Hermione.

Categories: Hermione/Other Character Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 20220 Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/10/07 Updated: 05/09/08


An Exciting Life by Pondering
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: To cull her boredom, Vicky Hotham reads newspapers. The murder case of Emmeline Vance catches her eye and she follows it devoutly. But what is she to do when her brother sends her a letter, telling her that he is hiding from the very same people who killed Emmeline Vance?

Written for tc015's Mystery OWL Class.

Categories: School Assignments Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 3597 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
12/11/07 Updated: 12/21/07


Boy by SiriuslyMental
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: Nine year-old Harry Potter is sure that normal is just not enough. In fact, with the odd happenings that always seem to occur when he's around and his dead parents, he's convinced that there's no other explanation - he's a superhero. But when Harry runs away from home it may take more than superpowers to bring him back.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 6194 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
11/24/07 Updated: 12/02/07


Slaughter-Dew by Wings of the Morning
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 21]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThe first time it happens, he is fourteen. Sitting at the Gryffindor table, Peter thinks of murder. (What's wrong with him?)


[Peter Pettigrew, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and the logic of fives. Dark, some disturbing imagery. One shot.]

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Mental Disorders, Violence

Word count: 1508 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/28/07 Updated: 10/07/07


The Night of Change by Phia Phoenix
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: We all know what happened on the terrible night of the battle in the Astronomy Tower, the night Albus Dumbledore died, the night of change.

Or do we?

One person has yet to tell their story.

This is a one-shot written before DH, but just to be sure I've called it an AU fic.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 2220 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/01/07 Updated: 09/08/07


Stupid Parties by Hansolohpfrk
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 53]

Summary: Stupid parties. At least, that’s what Lily Evans thought. After being kicked out of her own dorm, and having to find a suitable place to sleep, she’s fed up. Now, to make her night worse, if she wants a place to stay the night, she has to share a bed with James Potter. Oh joy.



One-shot

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse

Word count: 1368 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/19/07 Updated: 09/01/07


Summary: We all believe that Peter Pettigrew was the weakest and least courageous of all the Marauders. But what if he did have a backbone? What if his reasons for betraying James Potter were not due to fear or bad influence, but rather the result of obsession and great resentment?



Entry into the April One-Shot Challeng, which I happened to win

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Mental Disorders

Word count: 3495 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/24/07 Updated: 04/24/07


A Stolen Past by nuw255
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 428]

Summary: Past Featured StoryFifteen-year-old Harry Potter wakes up in his cupboard under the stairs at number four, Privet Drive with no memory of the past five years of his life. What happened to his memory? What do his strange dreams mean? And most importantly, how will he survive in a school for incurably criminal boys?


This is primarily a mystery, with a bit of shippiness thrown in here and there. Of course, if I told you WHO is involved in the shippiness, that would ruin part of the mystery, wouldn’t it?


This story takes place immediately after OotP (and thus disregards HBP).




Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 61496 Chapters: 18 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/06/06 Updated: 11/15/06


The Seventh Horcrux by Melindaleo
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 1198]

Summary: The hunt for the Horcruxes begins. Harry has to decide who to trust as he moves closer to fulfilling his destiny. Will he be able to find and destroy all the Horcruxes? And at what price? Will he be able to find the strength within himself – the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not – in order to succeed in vanquishing Voldemort? And…can he do it and still get the girl? Join Harry and his faithful friends on their quest to finally defeat a Dark Lord.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 303697 Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/17/06 Updated: 11/11/06


Complicity by RagingStorm71117
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 24]

Summary: AU afterthe release of HBP, one-shot ONLY. Given the choice between right and easy, Tonks chooses right... and saves Harry from a horrible fate.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe

Word count: 1391 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/16/06 Updated: 09/18/06


Preparations by Vindictus Viridian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 24]

Summary: On the night before her wedding, Lily has second thoughts.

Categories: Severus/Lily Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 2483 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/11/06 Updated: 09/11/06


Isabelle by Eilime
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 61]

Summary: Hermione Granger, a young woman of 25, is dreading the child custody case she about to delve into.

It was typical, she thought, that he was late. Lack of commitment, lack of respect, lack of general concern. Yes, how typical. Their meeting was to start in four minutes and he had better to turn up on time.

She couldn’t believe she was here, though, in the first place. It was very typical of him to want to claim what was rightfully his, or whatever nonsense he had thrown her way the other day when he had contacted her. His sense of pride, possession and monopoly astounded her. And over a human being, at that?

Hermione sighed as she reached out for her purse, opened it and pulled out her wallet from which she produced a small photograph taken of her and Isabelle just a week after her birth. That she may have to part with her daughter, if only part time, was devastating.


6th story in a series of Hermione/Draco one-shots (Check out my author page for more information)

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Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 7286 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/22/06 Updated: 06/22/06


Wolf's Bane by Cherry and Phoenix Feather
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 145]

Summary: All his life, Remus has known one thing: Love is not his friend. Love is the enemy for someone like him, which is why he denies it to himself. However, that denial could prove fatal as he and the woman he loves are sent on a mission that risks everything.

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A/N: Rated 6th-7th years for later chapters (violence, mostly, but concepts that kids can't comprehend, like noble sacrifice and possibly some sexual content).

Categories: Remus/Tonks Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 20244 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/24/05 Updated: 04/26/06


Summary: 'There is no black and white, Blaise.' Hermione teaches Blaise that she knows about hatred and discrimination. Warning for historical references to racism.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2402 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/29/05 Updated: 09/29/05


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