Summary: Alone in her family home, Bellatrix makes a decision. She feels that it is the only choice avaliable to her until she meets a mysterious man in the woods. A man who is willing to offer her something different.
Beautifully written, and gives new light to Bellatrix's decision and early life. I've never thought about her this way, with sympathy. It
has always been apathy, or worse, pity. Wonderful.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! :D *hugs Bella*
Summary: Fred is dead.
But that's just the beginning! Because one of George's ears is up in heaven, and the other is down on earth...
Oh, the possibilities!
Written for the Next Great Adventure challenge on the MNFF beta boards. I am Schmerg_The_Impaler of Hufflepuff House.
Twice nominated for Best Post-Hogwarts Story in the 2008 Quicksilver Quills Awards!
This fic is remarkably original and entertaining. I have to say it is one of the few I actually love! A bit heartbreaking when George doesn't want to talk to Fred anymore, but the end is wonderful. Great job!
Author's Response: Oh wow, two reviews for this story in one day! Thanks so much! I was, er, shall we say, very emotionally involved in writing this story. (I sat in the closet of a hotel to write it, actually, and my parents were wondering why there was crying and laughing coming out of the closet late at night, but you didn\'t need to know that...)
Summary: It's the biggest battle I've ever faced in my life: my blood or my love? The two can be ambiguous, but in my case, they are black and white, day and night. I had been seemingly repressed by my family for too long, so I did the one thing that allowed me a choice. I ran away.
Very nice job, I just wrote an Andromeda/Ted fic that is up on this site except they're still at Hogwarts. This is well written and enjoyable!
Author's Response: Thanks so much :] I\'m glad you enjoyed it. I might go check your fic out....
Summary: The night sky was twinkling with stars, each yellow dot winking down at Andromeda as she walked along the forgotten path. Weeds, having grown long from lack of care, brushed and snagged her robes, but she wasn’t concerned with that. Instead, Andromeda's attention was drawn to the sky. On sisters, mourning, and stars.
A submission to The Color of Loss challenge by solemnlyswear_x of Gryffindor.
That was very well written, and quite interesting. Remember me? I found your story and thought it was ironic both of our Andromeda fics were published on the same day! Thanks again for beta-ing Rain. :D
Author's Response: Haha, I do remember you! And that is really funny - I hadn\'t even noticed. Thanks for reviewing (and you\'re welcome for beta-ing)! :)
It could lie dormant for years before it manifested. And once it did, it stayed.
And that was all that Albus knew.
This story was touching, for I rarely read same-sex fics. I was scared to start reading because of the rating- I thought it might be smutty or unappealing. But this representation of love at it's purest captivated me and held my attention to the very end. Beautifully done, thank you for shedding some light on Albus' feelings towards Gellert.
Author's Response: I\'m so pleased that you enjoyed it - even though you broke your norm by reading it! Thanks for the review.\r\n
Summary: Assigned to work on a project together, James Potter and Lily Evans find themselves getting to know one another through a silly game James has devised. A light, fluffy, slightly cliche one-shot. "Don’t look at me like that! I’m going to behave today." *one-shot*
Oh no! I really need a semi-fluffy oneshot, ASAP! Please see what happened, I'm sure you're just as frazzled as I am! :O
Summary: “Guilt brings people together. It’s a takes one to know one type thing.”
James Potter has always been a spoiled, arrogant, lazy show-off. When he enters his final year at Hogwarts School, he’s Head Boy . . . and he’s still a spoiled, arrogant, lazy, show-off. But because of that terrible summer, he’s also guilt-ridden.
Lily Evans has always been a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. When she begins her last year at Hogwarts, she’s Head Girl . . . and still a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. But the first night back — and the murder that takes the entire school by surprise — leave her guilt-ridden as well.
With the darkness that’s surrounding the Wizarding world slowly seeping, at long last, onto the grounds of Hogwarts and into the lives of James Potter and Lily Evans, what comes next?
Okay, I haven't reviewed in a while, but I'm not gone for good! I took a little hiatus. But I'm back, and apparently, so are you with a new story in the works.
Let me start off by saying that I was really intruiged by the first chapter. I didn't feel like I was forcing myself to read it because the rest of the story would somehow redeem it. So great job there.
I love the way you characterise, especially James and Irina. I could tell that James, although grieving, was a lively individual who was genuinely a good person. Irina seems like a timeless beauty, pillar, for him. I like how you shattered that illusion straight away.
I also really, really like the fact that James and Sirius smoke. It makes them more... well... human, in my opinion and fits the time period in which they were said to have lived.
Your story already seems realistic, also, because of the darker atmosphere. It's not all fun and games for James Potter now, is it?
So, with that said, I figured that I should leave a detailed review for you, since I've been quite lax recently. This is going on the favorites list so I can get updates!
Author's Response: I'm glad you're not gone for good! Thanks very much for the review! It's good to know that you liked the first chapter, as I was afraid it wouldn't be interesting enough to catch people's attention. And I agree that it's important for Sirius and James to stay realistic and do things like smoke! I'm glad you thought this start realistic and that you even put it in favorites -- that always makes me happy :)
Absolutely wonderful. Captivating and entertaining! Cannot wait for more.
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you think so. Hopefully the next chapter will be up soon!
I'm still here, promise. I've just been too busy to read, let alone review. I'll get straight to the point. I love how your transitions between the stages of James and Lily's relationship just flows so effortlessly- like they don't go from being enemies to falling in love in one chapter. That's what I wanted to touch on, after reading the past two chapters in one sitting. Update soon! -Allie
Author's Response: I'm glad you're still here! Sometimes RL gets in the way for me, too. Thanks for the review! I really hate it when James and Lily don't fall for one another realistically; its one of my pet peeves in the HP fanfiction universe, probably my biggest one. It's good to know you think I don't do that in my story!