Penname: starkllr [Contact]
Real name: James DiBenedetto
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Summary: A message, written in what appeared to be a large quantity of blood, was daubed across the wall. In dripping bright red letters Neville read “THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS IS NOW OPEN. FLEE, MUDBLOODS, OR DIE.”

In the first sequel to Neville Longbottom and the Philosopher's Stone (prior reading recommended), Neville, the Boy-Who-Lived, enters his second year at Hogwarts, and confronts prejudice and discrimination in the wizarding world and an ancient threat to Hogwarts itself.

How will Neville face these challenges and what new secrets will be discovered? Welcome to Year 2...

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 45787 Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes
08/23/07 Updated: 11/28/07

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 11/05/07 Title: Chapter 10: Tom Marvolo Riddle

This is really excellent!

This is probably my favorite story of all the ones I've read on MNFF - pleae keep it up!

Author's Response: Thank you! I intend to keep it coming - all of CoS is written and I\'ve started on Book 3.


Chocolate Button Eyes by Insecurity
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: Chris White is a primary school teacher who is bitterly disappointed with the educational system. When ten-year-old Estela joins his class midway through the year, he is faced with his toughest challenge yet. At first he cannot believe what is happening before his very eyes. Then, as he gradually grows to accept the unexplainable, he forms a close friendship with a child who has nobody else in the world to turn to.

A thousand thank yous go to Kumy for her amazingly thorough Beta job! *hugs*

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4820 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
10/15/07 Updated: 10/19/07

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 10/19/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

I really enjoyed this. It's a great perspective to tell a story from - I'd love to read more!


The Time Turner's Curse by mattyjam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 29]

Summary: Hermione is fourteen going on fourteen hundred, which means she wasn't able to break the curse. Now she would have to live her life all over again.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Mental Disorders, Self Injury, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Violence

Word count: 4725 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
10/23/07 Updated: 10/24/07

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 10/24/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Excellent work!

I would very much like to read a longer, chaptered version of this. I think you did a good job of showing the weariness and pain that Hermione experienced.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I am currently outlining something longer. PLS add me to your faves and I will keep you updated.


A Christmas Request by JustLikeHermione77
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 26]

Summary: George Weasley thought that he'd never have the courage to move on without his twin, his other half. But as he watches Ron sit at home without a job, he knows what he must do. The only problem is that thinking it is one thing, and actually doing it is something much more difficult...

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1921 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
11/02/07 Updated: 11/03/07

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 11/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Very nice!

I think setting it several months after Fred's death explains the relative lack of angst just fine. The only thing I'd question is everyone's surprise at George offering the job to Ron - with the situation you set up, I'd have guessed that the rest of the Weasleys would be wondering what took George to long to get around to asking.

Great job with the characterization. I really enjoyed this!

Author's Response: Thank you for the review!! I think that the Weasleys might have been a little shocked, because they didn\'t think that George would have been able to cope in the shop without Fred and they themselves weren\'t ready to move on yet. so yeah.


Summary: Once again the four most mischievous boys Hogwarts has probably ever seen have been caught when executing a prank. The consequences? A detention. But they never saw this detention coming…

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 7828 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
07/27/08 Updated: 02/18/09

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 08/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue - Not the Everyday Detention

I'm intrigued. I'm not usually a big reader of Marauder-era stories, but this one really captured my interest.

I am very curious to see what their issue of Magical Moments looks like. I can only imagine the sort of reader questions Remus will be forced to tackle!

Author's Response: Wow, I'm flattened that you find the story interesting to read. Thanks for reading and reviewing. Watch out what the boys will be doing. lol


By Firelight by Rebecca Ripple
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 61]


Barely sixteen years old and fearing for his mother's life, Draco stepped up in his father's absence to take his place amongst the Death Eaters. The following year at Hogwarts School was, without a doubt, the hardest he had ever endured. Now seventeen, the young Malfoy seeks to keep safe all he loves by doing the opposite, and taking the golden advice Albus Dumbledore had left him minutes before his death.

Categories: Draco/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Book 7 Disregarded, Epilogue? What Epilogue?, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 57567 Chapters: 21 Completed: No
08/05/09 Updated: 09/02/13

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 08/27/10 Title: Chapter 1: A Task to Perform

I just came across this story. It's really excellent, and I'll be looking forward to more!

I am very much not a Draco fan, and yet you've got me waiting to read more about him and from his perspective, and that's a challenge for me!

You've also kept him realistic - I can easily imagine the Draco you've written emerging from the events of HBP.

Fantastic work!

Author's Response:

Thank you for your kind review! :D I'm glad to hear that my story got you more interested in Draco and his point of view, at least a little bit. I love hearing when readers feel my versions of the characters are kept in canon, or close to it. It's really encouraging. :)

I'll be updating soon. I've got a really intense chapter in progress!


The Accidental Godmother by Ruby Emeralds
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 287]

Summary: What if Harry had a Godmother? And she was a Muggle? This story starts at the beginning of Order of the Phoenix and will be as canon-compliant as possible. This fan fiction will lead to a romance between Severus and the Godmother, an original character.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Sexual Situations

Word count: 183639 Chapters: 35 Completed: Yes
03/16/10 Updated: 06/14/11

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 06/14/11 Title: Chapter 34: Chapter 33

Great work! I enjoyed this very much! I've been keeping up - sorry I haven't put up a review to the last couple of chapters.

I've got my guess for what we'll see in the epilogue - I'm looking forward to seeing if I'm right...

Author's Response: I'm glad to hear back from you! :) I'm thrilled that you are pleased with the progress of the story. I hope that you enjoy the epilogue. Happy Reading! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 12/13/10 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 18

Excellent as ever!

Will we see more of everyone else's reaction to Celie and Snape's relationship? Harry, especially, is going to be awfully conflicted about it, I'd imagine.

Author's Response: Hello again! I'm thrilled to see that you're still reading and reviewing! :) In answer to your question, we won't be seeing everyone else's reactions to Celie and Severus's relationship for quite some time. The reason Snape is being so secretive about the relationship (remember the spell he put on Celie's memories) is because no one can know about it- otherwise it would jeopardize Celie's safety and Severus's ability to be an effective spy. (This information will be explained in the story in the upcoming chapters.) Since you're such a loyal reader, I'll let you in on a little secret: Don't expect the news of the relationship to be revealed to Harry until the end of the story, which is a long time from now! And, yes, Harry is going to be quite shocked when he finally finds out about it. Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 02/17/11 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 23

Fantastic, as always!

I'll be curious to see how, if at all, the events at the Ministry change in your telling...

Author's Response: It's great to hear from you again! :) Thank you for being such a loyal reader and reviewer. I hope that you continue to enjoy the story. Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 11/29/10 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 14, Part II

Great work as always (much better than merely "halfway decent"!).

Ithink your explanation of Snape's journey - realizing that he's got a life to lead, as you put it - makes perfect sense. And it's clear he's making progress on that journey - however slow it might be!

Author's Response: Hello! Thank you for such a wonderful compliment! :) I am so excited to hear that you are still enjoying the story! I'm also very pleased to hear that you think Snape's realization (about having a life to lead) seems to make sense, given the fact that this is an A/U fanfiction. (Hint: The upcoming Christmas holiday will lead to a monumental event in the burgeoning romance between Snape and Celie.) Thanks for being a loyal reader and reviewer! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 11/18/10 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14, Part I

Very nice!

I like Snape's "logical" thought process - the only explanation he can imagine for his feelings is a love potion.

Looking forward to more!

Author's Response: Thank you for the kind review! I'm glad that you enjoyed the first half of this chapter! :) How perceptive of you to notice that Snape can only see matters in black-and-white; the poor man has suppressed his emotions for so long that he can no longer recognize a purely emotional response- in his mind, there has to be a logical explanation for every occurrence. Don't worry, he'll see the light soon enough! Happy Reading! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 08/18/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I just came across this story, and I'm really enjoying it.

I love the way we see Hogwarts from an adult Muggle perspective.

Great work - looking forward to the next chapter!

Author's Response: I'm glad that you are enjoying the story so far! :) When I was planning this story out, I thought it would be interesting for an "outsider" to come to Hogwarts. Thanks for reading! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 11/09/10 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

I love it!

You've actually got me feeling sorry for Snape, which is a heck of an accomplishment. Keep it coming!

Author's Response: I'm glad to see that you've returned to the story! Yeah, Albus is certainly being a meddlesome busybody, but it's all for a good cause! :) Hopefully, the next chapter should be approved any day (or any hour!) now. Thanks for reading and reviewing. Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 03/28/11 Title: Chapter 27: Chapter 26

This continues to be excellent! I'm looking forward to the next chapter.

And I am very curious as to how you're going to ave Celie escape the fate of the Muggle Studies teacher in the beginning of DH...

Author's Response: I'm glad to hear from you again! Thanks for being such a loyal reader and reviewer! :) I hope that the next chapter doesn't disappoint! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 01/31/11 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 21

Excellent as always! Sorry I haven't posted a review of the last couple of chapters, but I've been keeping up!

I think your perspective on Lucius makes complete sense. And you're absolutely right about the long discussions, too - they are totally necessary. And well written, too.

Author's Response: Hello, starkllr! It's nice to hear from you again! I'm glad that you are still reading and enjoying the story! :) Also, I am happy to hear that you think the part I've added about Lucius makes sense- the Severus/Lucius friendship will be very important in the later chapters. Thanks for the review and I hope you like the upcoming chapters! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 12/07/10 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 15

Excellent! work!

I especially enjoyed Snape watching "Wheel of Fortune" - most entertaining! And his reaction to "friends with benefits". I'm curious what Snape thought it meant...

And the end - it's definitely one-step-forward, two-steps-back for Snape on his journey, isn't it?

Looking forward to the next chapter!

Author's Response: Hello again, starkllr! Thanks for writing another complimentary review! :) I'm so excited to see that you are still reading and enjoying the story! I, too, thought the idea of Snape watching "Wheel of Fortune" was rather funny. You are absolutely correct about poor Snape- one step forward and two steps back- but, not to fear, the situation will be steadily improving for him! Hope you enjoy the next chapter! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds


The Accidental Tour Guide by Ruby Emeralds
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 75]

Summary: One year after the defeat of Voldemort, the international wizarding community decides to commemorate the occasion with a magical convention in the American city of Phoenix, Arizona; the city had been chosen to honor the bravery of the members of the Order of the Phoenix. When Harry, Ron, and Hermione are invited to attend the convention as special guest speakers, Harry asks his American Godmother to come with them, to act as a tour guide during their travels in the desert. In this first sequel to The Accidental Godmother, Celie, Snape (her ever reluctant husband), Harry, Ron, and Hermione embark on a memorable – and hilarious – journey through the American southwest.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Sexual Situations

Word count: 53782 Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
06/15/11 Updated: 08/25/11

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 08/04/11 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

Hilarious! You just keep coming out with great chapters - keep it up!

Author's Response: Thanks, starkllr! I'm so happy to see that you are still reading and enjoying the story. :) I hope that you like the next chapter. Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

Reviewer: starkllr Signed
Date: 07/11/11 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Absolutely hilarouis! I really enjoyed this - keep it up!

Author's Response: It's nice to hear back from you, starkllr! :) I'm glad that you are enjoying the sequel - there will be about four or five more chapters in this story before the next sequel. I'm also happy to hear that my attempts at humor are paying off. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds

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