My name's Crystal and I hail from Indianapolis, IN. I've been on MNFF for a couple of years, attempting to spread my creativity through a few fanfic stories! I've been HP obsessed since I saw the first movie in theaters (sadly, I had not been exposed to the books beforehand). I'm a big fan of fantasy-type stories (His Dark Materials, Narnia, HP, Stardust, Eragon, etc), and I often wish I could wave a wand, say a word, and magic would happen. I'm married, 23 years old, a flight instructor for small single-engine aircraft, and a part-time manager at a movie theater.
Favorite HP Book: I've been leaning towards Prisoner of Azkaban, but I think Deathly Hallows has finally won out as my favorite. I LOVE PoA for the story of the Marauders, the way they banded together, created the map, became Animagi to support Lupin, but also for the heartbreaking way in which they were torn apart. The particular part in the story where Harry watches his Patronus gallop and realizes why it has taken the form of a stag, then whispers 'Prongs' still gives me goosebumps. Deathly Hallows was the perfect wrap up for the series. There was so much character development and such an intricate plot, it's amazing to think it all started with such a simple story like Sorcerer's Stone. A few chapters in particular that I love reading over and over are The Silver Doe, The Prince's Tale, and The Forest Again. Such a great series, with all props of course going to the amazing JK Rowling.
Favorite HP Movie: I have the say, the latest Half-Blood Prince really stands out in my mind. The cinematography is beautifully done, it's very entertaining, and the majority of the story is actually there. There were a few parts that failed miserably (the ending, the missing battle, and Harry and Ginny's relationship post-kiss), but it covered the jist, and I loved it! Kudos to Tom Felton, he really stepped up his game for this one, now that he was actually given some lines!
Favorite HP Ships: I'm a big fan of canon ships. The story has to be really believable and the players have to stay for the most part in character for me to stray. One exception of course is the Draco/Ginny pairing. You can write the story of the innocent red-head and the Slytherin prince a hundred different ways, and it usually promises a good read. As long as no one is OOC and their change is believable. I hate Ron or Hermione with anyone except Ron or Hermione. Get those D/Hr and H/Hr stories out of here. OK, I have one more exception. One of my absolute favorite fics is a Hermione/Riddle time-travel fic, which sounds so outrageous, but well worth the read. It's under my list of favorites if you're curious.
Summary: A story about Draco and Ginny as two people on opposing sides in a world heading towards division and war once more.
Summary: Mai loves Fred, and Fred loves Mai. They've been dating since their fifth year at Hogwarts, and Mai's been living and working with Fred and George at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes since she graduated. So what happens to Mai (and George), leading up to, during, and after the battle at Hogwarts? And with the surprises that are in store for everyone along the way, life's going to be anything but easy.
Chapter 15 is up! Huzzah!
Summary: Harry and Ginny's relationship in Sixth year from the perspective of Dean Thomas.
Summary: Fred and George find themselves between worlds in this retelling of the Castor and Pollux myth.
Written for Nan for the SPEW Halloween Exchange
Summary: During Ginny's fifth year at Hogwarts, she witnesses something that she had never thought was possible. Will it change the way she thinks about a certain Slytherin?
Summary: Reuniting after a ‘friendship hiatus’, Harry, Ron, Ginny, and Hermione are entangled once again in a mystery that involves an ex-lover, disappearing girls, and a mysterious, magical potion causing all sorts of problems.
This Post-Hogwarts fic focuses on Ron and Hermione’s ‘budding’ relationship while the four friends attempt to solve a mystery in a club called ‘Boundaries’. Will the boundaries that Ron and Hermione have barricaded themselves behind survive the ‘knock, knock’ of true love attempting to beat them down?
This fic is the sequel to Internal Battles also by Emily Jayne.
This story is now complete.
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?
Summary: A Sequel to Born the Day You Kissed Me
After losing Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger is determined to have him back…so determined that she will go as far as inventing a spell that reverses the affects of the “Obliviate” curse. In this anticipated sequel, Hermione and Draco’s lives will collide, along with opportunities for Hermione to perform her new creation on her most valuable subject. However, when a new relationship between the two forms, will Hermione be able to summon the courage to expose their lost love? Will she reveal to him the missing portion of his life? Or will she simply accept the new Draco and without spells, attempt to revive the love that she knows is buried down deep in his soul....
This story is pre-HBP/DH CH 16 Coming Soon
Summary: I was born the day you kissed me...I died inside the night you left me...But oh how I lived while you loved me. . . .
The sequel Agapanthus is up!
Summary: Harry, Ron, and Hermione make a trip to Godric's Hollow to visit the Potters' graves. There, Harry speaks to his parents for the first time, and in so doing, discovers that the dead are never truly lost. (One-shot. Bring your kleenex.)