Summary: It's another day in Harry Potter's life at Hogwarts, but things aren't what they seem to be. Harry thinks that all he has to worry about is his exams but he finds himself in middle of a weird fan fiction filled with clichés and mixed up plotlines.
That was so, so very funny! I thought you left us hanging at the end then I scrolled down and saw the line about playing exploding snap. I just about fell off my chair I was laughing so hard! And when Hermione told Fred and George off for apparating where they can't... I'm still laughing. You've done a lovely job of breaking all the rules. Thank you for this good read.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. This is my first review ever :-) I'm really glad you liked it. *jumps around in glee*
Summary: Lord Voldemort is no more, but the victors paid a high price. This story begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s seventh year comes to an end and Ginny's starts. While delving into the ancient story of Merlin, Percy Weasly brings attention to what appears to be the complete collapse of magic. Can he, or anyone stop the changes before it's too late?
43 Chapters?!?!?! *dies*
I'm debating whether to sit back and make some popcorn, or turn in my mod-badge! Seriously, though, I've been continuing to enjoy your story. I'm just back for a moment to skim through and see if I've missed any chapters. Also, I hope you don't mind, but I've been recommending you to anyone who will listen. *smiles*
Author's Response: Thank you, Dr.. Please see my email! S.
Summary: In the narration of Professor Minerva McGonagall. Enjoy.
I love this line: "You have to change something, Minerva, or you’ll be taking up permanent residence in the Hospital Wing. I put you right beside Potter’s reserved bed." It helps set a lovely light tone that you mostly maintain throughout this whole piece.
I'm here because I just found a random story URL (yours) on a post-it note when I was cleaning up my computer this evening. I have no idea how long it's been there. But here I am. I can't believe there aren't any reviews on this story!
I had to read through a few times to get the ending straight in my mind. There are some odd pronouns that I'm not sure if they're mistakes or they're meant to muddy the waters. For example: I also have to tell me that most of the Potter’s. In any case, they add to the charming twisty-turniness that is this story.
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?
Bravo! What a nice beginning!
I particularly enjoyed your insights into both Lupin and Tonks. "Doesn’t look dangerous, but she will be, she’s an Auror. Doesn’t look fazed to see me, either." How many of us have been drawn to someone and wondered whether they might be a little dangerous? But it was especially effective that you had the Werewolf wondering about the Auror, rather than the other way around. And then to give them equal measure, "and, er, you seem nice enough to make up for the other ten percent." Hee hee hee! How delightful. Plenty of wondering, plenty of circling around each other, some light conversation, and a fair dose of uncomfortable pauses. A lovely balance all the way around
"Tonks heaved a (very quiet) sigh of relief when McGonagall moved on – being told to call her former teacher by her first name was almost as unnerving as simply meeting her outside of school." This made me laugh out loud! It is so true! You've got some very good insight, both into the characters, and into human nature. I can't wait to see where you take us in the next chapter. Thank you for a delightful read.
Summary: After falling behind the veil, Sirius travels through a world of nightmares...
~ ~ ~”Sirius…” Sirius blinks. He cranes his neck to look behind him.
A shiver runs up his spine as if a cold, dead finger is stroking it
"Who’s there?!” he calls out to the voice, spinning clockwise to try and catch a glimpse of whatever it is.
Very interesting. The Adgias were an unexpected twist. And that those who have died are interested in the mortal world, but unable to see it also caught me off-guard. I kind of wanted it to be longer to see you explore some of the ideas a bit more. Some of the transitions between parts were a little abrupt. Still, very interesting. You've given me some food for thought for the week!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your constructive criticism! I'll keep it in mind next time I start writing something! Thanks again!
Summary: Some animals are just not meant to be pets. A tale of friendship, choices and many, many familiars.
What an utterly delightful bit of writing!
I'd have been satisfied with the description of pets. You so thoroughly described every person who has ever reveared the animals they live with. First the Burmese Python (hmmm, where have we seen one of those before?) and then the beautiful white Persian, and finally the obligatory black cat. Just delightful. "and when Brynhild is not looking, he sharpens his claws on the furniture." made me laugh out loud!
And then there's the monkey! I was willing to accept the premise of an unwanted pet, unwillingly adopted. But when you revealed the monkey's identity --- I'm still chuckling. “If you don’t like it here, you can leave,” she has hissed at the end of the first noisy day. “No-one is stopping you.” And on re-reading now that I know the punchline, this bit is especially funny!
I've been enjoying your character analyses on the forums, and I'm delighted to have finally gotten around to reading one of your stories!
I'm very happy to hear that the monkey part of the story worked. All the time I kept wondering whether or not it was obvious - so thanks for reassuring me! -S.
Summary: How do our choices affect us and those around us, and how will their choices be altered? Remus's mother takes a somewhat smothering interest in his condition. How will this change affect him when he goes to school and how can one small choice affect his whole future? Written as a challenge fic for the MNFF Beta Forums by xadie of Ravenclaw House. Entry to September Monthly Contest 3 on the subject of choices or betrayal.
Bravo! What an enjoyable story! What a seemingly insignificant choice! But how many of us have stepped onto a train or bus and chosen where to sit based on our mood that day? I loved your idea of Snape dabbling in the dark arts as a way of keeping the world in balance. And the glimpse of boy-Lucious. I also enjoyed the way you kept everyone in-character even though you changed their perpectives a bit. Good job!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Poultrygeist, I'm really pleased that you think the characters were true to their canon counterparts. I worked very hard to try to keep everyone in character, and I'm really happy that you pointed that out.
I love that you named her Holly! Just like Harry's wand! And Fantasium - the writing is lovely! Thanks for letting me play too. So many tantalizing what-if's... ;)
Summary: Snape has some unfinished business with Dumbledore.
Submitted by lunafish of Ravenclaw in response to the extra credit challenge "Letters to Heaven." Posted before DH.
I thought I'd drop by and read and review. Only when I started to read, I realized I'd already read. How is it that I read your story and didn't leave a review?! What can I possibly have been thinking?
This is brilliant. I love the idea of Snape being frustrated with Dumbledore and taking it out in a letter. You handle it so elegantly. And your description of Azkaban is poignant and, I think, utterly appropriate. Well-done!
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.
Beautifully written! In general I am not a fan of Marauder-Era fics, but yours is extraordinarily well done. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thank you, Poultrygeist. I'm glad you gave this fic a try. I really appreciate the time you've taken to read and review.
Summary: Lying in the shadows of Harry’s and Ginny’s love for one another, Luna has no option but to respect it, despite her feelings for Harry. Confusing times lures Luna to the woods where she finds the peace and quiet of her mind. After an innocent morning in the forest and fields, she emerges with a twist forming in her love life. One-shot.
LOLOL! What fun! I love Luna talking to the frog as if he understands what she's saying.
I love this line:Only a frog basking in a ring a daisies was the witness to their long-awaited scene of passion I keep re-reading it and giggling.
I'm very torn. Part of me loves looking at the pretty graphics you generate, but part of me wants to steal away your copy of Photoshop and set you to work writing! I would love to see who you could come up with for Colin Creevy... ::wink::
Author's Response: O_o; I still get nightmares from how young I was when I wrote that line. Hmmm, Colin Creevey, you say?...
Summary: Yes, yes I know...the visual is enough to turn you off! (Run screaming and gagging in total disgust! Bleegggghhh!) Alright...get your minds out of the gutter! There will be no wrinkled old bodies wrestling and sweating in the throes of passion here. These are NOT hormonally driven teenagers. Rating is for subject matter only (I mean they actually mention the word…SEX! Horrors!). I have just often wondered if there wasn't something going on between these old fogies. JKR seems to hint at an intimate sort of playfulness between them and I decided to investigate that aspect. This is a one-shot complete character analysis. I hope you enjoy it and it doesn't give anyone nightmares. Let me know how you're sleeping...
Delightful! The characters are so wonderfully in-character. And the idea of Minerva doing "a Snape" and Albus envying her ability to do so --- priceless!
Author's Response: Thank you so much. That mens a lot coming from someone of your calibre! Yea, I can just see ole Dumbledore getting sidetracked pondering eyebrows.
"Author's Response: Uh, thanks? I get the point by the way-how come the review came up so many times?" Thank you for your well-humored reponse to an ugly review. *huggles*
Love, A Mod.
Summary: Severus Snape finds himself a resident of Azkaban for his deeds and misdeeds during Voldemort's reign. A broken man, he is struggling merely to stay alive when one of the guards takes an interest in him. This is an interest that could get her into serious trouble as she tries to save the life of a man who may not want to be saved.
And I must credit the wonderful Poultrygeist for the title and Anne for her sterling beta work! Thank 'ee. :-)
Author's Response: Yummy indeed!! LOL And I must credit you with the title. *hies off to alter summary!*
Your story made me laugh out loud! Thank you for an enjoyable read.
Summary: When I was a kid, I loved a TV show called This is Your Life. According to www.museum.tv, “Ralph Edwards... developed the formula for a separate radio program called This is Your Life. It began airing on radio in 1948, and became a live television program in 1952, running on the NBC network until 1961, and reappearing in syndicated versions briefly in the early 1970s and 1980s.”
So, I got to thinking about someone in the wizarding world deciding to do the same concept on the Wizarding Wireless Network. Of course someone would insist on doing an episode with Harry, right?
Note: This is Version 2, with more guests on the show!
I am in love with your story. I loved the piece with Dudley in particular. You clearly put some careful thought into constructing your plot. And your characterization is spot-on. Bravo!
Author's Response: Part of the challenge of this story was accepting that the only time-effective way to do it was to format it like a radio show script and put all the descriptive material into present tense. Everything else I've written has been in the standard past-tense narrative format.
Summary: Living life means getting scars. Some scars are visible, others run much deeper. Everyone needs that someone in their lives who can force them to look at the scars and gently heal them. The past is as real as the scars, but scars are also reminders that healing is possible.
“Yes, I am just sad at the thought that this perfect moment is already just another memory. Time goes by so quickly, I feel it slipping through my fingers.” What an utterly despondent remark! Poor Harry.
I like your use of the scars telling a story. I sort of expected more metaphorical use of scars, though. I thought you might do more with the scars that are unseen. Perhaps even something with Hermione's unseen scars. Still, I liked that when Hermione told the story of Harry's scars it ended up being her story.
This is so well written that you make me almost believe that this ship is possible. But not quite. *giggles*
Author's Response: I am obsessed with the passing of time!
Maybe I will go back and correct the things you mentioned about the metaphorical scars and Hermione's scars. I just figured Harry's internal scars would be implied and obvious, maybe not. I just always fear revising. *cringes*
Wow! That well written? Well, that was my plan? Convert the world to H/Hr shippers. Resistance is futile!! Come over to the warm and fuzzy side! Come on, you know you want to!!
Summary: The final war had lasted for several years, but has at last ended. The Dark Lord has been vanquished, and peace has once again been restored to the wizarding world. Harry Potter wakes in a closed ward at St. Mungo's, weak and gravely injured. His life is dangling off a thin line, but he finds strength in an old friend, and a rekindled love that has been put on hold during the age of chaos. One-shot, romangst.
Awwwwww! How sweet! *wipes away a tear* I don't think I'm a fan of the interspersed song lyrics. Honestly, I skipped most of them. Maybe it's just because I don't know the song. A lovely story, very believable.
Author's Response: LOL, thanks Mandy. ;)
Wow! That's some good writing. I do hope that you're continuing the story. I like how you use little bits of dialogue to set voice and accent --- the healer's accent, the child's lisp --- but then you don't beat us over the head with them. Dialogue can get so exhausting to read when one constantly has to interpret the English into English. You've drawn me in with your careful writing and gentle exploration of character. Keep up the good work!
Some day?! I want him to love her NOW!!! Nice job. I really like the details that show how Charlie loves and respects the dragons. I think that tells us a lot about who he is and how he's going to treat our little Hermione...