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I read, garden, knit and study engineering.
I don't read or write fanfic so much anymore, but I reappear periodically to check up on old friends.

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A Sleepwalk to Remember by Lady Knightly

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: For once in her life, Hermione is faced with a problem she does not know how to solve...
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 09/18/07 Title: A Sleepwalk to Remember


Author's Response: aha! e instead of a, got it. Thanks for all the typo help!

The Dark Lord's Blog by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: What does Lord Voldemort do in his spare time? Well, that's an excellent question. Who would have known that the Dark Lord has a blog? (He also has a loyal following of readers, most of whom are Death Eaters and who post their comments.) Voldemort dispenses advice on everything from murder methods to germ protection to Power Rangers to shoes, and gives an account of the life of an evil overlord. But is he posting too much personal information online? And will Harry read it and find out more about the Dark Lord than Voldemort ever intended? Read and see.

WARNING: Extremely OOC behaviour from almost all.

RUNNER-UP in the 2007 Quicksilver Quills Awards for Best Humour fic! Also nominated like 21 times, because apparently my readers are as insane as I am!

Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 12/03/07 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Fan Mail

Lord Goldenshorts is right - Yellow Power Ranger is Draco.
I've known it all along.

Author's Response: Lord Goldenshorts... hahahaha, that\'s a new one! *High-fives you*

Disengaged by deanine

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Love so strong it saved the world, isn't strong enough to keep two people from growing apart. Will Christmas bring peace and healing or just more pain and separation?

Set after the final fall of Voldemort on Christmas Eve. Prequel to Panacea. Written before DH.
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 11/25/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This has been a wonderful, wonderful story.
I don't vouch that Luna is IC, but then again, she has such strange character, it's really hard to tell where exactly will it settle next, so I don't blame you.
She came out great - tangibly soft, dreamy and benevolent.
And I loved her plant and the fact that she brought it to the bar with her - I would. Same goes for camping near a Quidditch pitch.
Your use of the language of Chaucer and Shakespeare is wonderful - a few phrases I'd quote every day, if it wasn't for my scattered-mindness.
I have only one remark!
In "parents' home" the apostrophe should succeed the S, not precede it, because it's a posessive of a plural.
Unless, of course, Arthur is dead and Ronald is court clerk (few of us, mere mortals, use the word "parent" casually).
Well, I must go add this to my favorites, add you to my favorites (I heard you are an awesome beta, but I didn't know you wrote) and read everything else you've ever written.
Thank you!
-- willow

A Different Sort of Peace by Vindictus Viridian

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: At some point there had to have been a choice.

The logical place to begin a story is at the point of the first decision. But what if there were no decisions? What if, at every point, there was only one possible act? What if the story simply cannot be told?

Completed (though not posted) entirely pre-DH.
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 11/18/07 Title: Chapter 27: Epilogue

Awww that was really nice.
- the last chapter as well as all preceding ones - there was absolutely nothing to remark on.
*stands up*
*clears throat needlessly*

Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 11/13/07 Title: Chapter 13: Saturday


- unless you're going by the german or dutch versions, they, I believe list him spelled with a V.

Private Lessons by fawkes_07

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: A bleak and angsty post-HBP fic about damaged souls and suchlike.
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 10/09/07 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: A Proper Introduction

"Pot, meet Kettle" I love that!!
I want it on a shirt, can I?
-- Willow

Author's Response: *snerk* Go for it, but I don\'t think I made it up. It might have been my friend Maureen. Or maybe I made it up About her... eh, it\'s just words.

Peppermint by qwerty83

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

They've taught together and lived together, but can their relationship survive the secrets that they've been keeping?

Some surprises are not all that they're cracked up to be.... A story of heartache, passion and anger, told in reverse chronological order. HGSS

Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 09/17/07 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

awww.. that's so horrible =((
I didn't think her-my-oh-knee would be capable of something like that, but I guess it's possible.

A Sense of Serenity by Mind Games

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: She returned to the place she had gone the first time. She came searching for the feeling of closure and to allow herself to be healed.
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 10/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: A Sense of Serenity

Oh... *sad face*
My favorite character.. *sniff* is always involved.. in.. *sniff* such.. sad stories *sniff*
Wonderfully written this story is.
-- Willow

To the Victor Belong the Spoils by celtmama

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: All wars are fought for a reason, whether honourable or ignoble. This one started over an umbrella...
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 09/21/07 Title: Chapter 1: Part 1

I love Nymphadora's monologue on her incompatibility with umbrellas!
We never hear her utter much past "Wotcher! _insert name here_" and your Tonks seems so believable, she almost jumps off the page.
Your story made me smile and thus I think I shall add you to favorites.

Luna Lovegood and the Charmed Circle by Hotrav

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

Luna Lovegood's wedding is just weeks away. She must juggle wedding plans, running a business, locating one of her dearest friends, and living up to the secret deal that made her the editor of her own newspaper.

For the wedding date is just a week before the culmination of that secret pact Luna had made with two of her former D.A. schoolmates. The secret pact caused Luna to drop out of school during her seventh year. A deal that will put Luna up against the powers-that-be at the Ministry of Magic and the Daily Prophet. A deal that may eventually cost her the family business: The Quibbler.

The main story takes place three and a half years after the final battle with the Deatheaters and the final defeat of Thomas Marvolo Riddle.

Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 09/30/07 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - Mother Eagle

I really like your story.
I love Luna - she's amazing and you've written her well.
I do however suggest you run the whole thing through the spell check or better yet - a beta.
All I can name off the top of my head right this instant is *appArated (you kept putting an e there), but should you desire so, I can present you with a corrected copy of your fanfic within a day or less.
The tendency to bear twins can only be passed down maternally (meaning that Penelope's family had to have had multiple births for her to bear a pair), no bodily fluids of the father can cause the mother to produce two eggs at the same time or split one egg in two.
Nevertheless! It was a charming tidbit and it made the story better.
- As did the Clearwater family names - very well done, I must applaud you.
Your portrayal of Molly is impeccable, I appreciated her not only being in the story, but being this emotional as well.
Should we expect more?

Of Bras, Hail, and Pustules by joybelle423

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: The Gryffindor and Slytherin Quidditch teams are trapped in the locker room due to a sudden hail storm, and they both want the pitch when the rain lets up. What do they do to determine who gets it? Play Truth or Dare, of course!

Written for FenrirG for the Ravenclaw Spring Exchange 2007.
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 10/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: Of Bras, Hail, and Pustules

That was great!
Everyone seemed in character and.. Judas Uranus..!!! that never gets old.

Her Broken Wings by Pepper Imp

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Carmen Isabella Reid has come back to school for her fifth year. But she finds that the school isn't as enjoyable as it used to be: Carmen's growing feelings for the resident Potions Master are getting harder to conceal...

Part 1 of my "See the Sky" Trilogy

Rated for later chapters.
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 10/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: Clipped Wings

Okay, I've got good things to say and bad things to say about this fic - and not unlike myself, I'll start with the latter.
Converse sneakers, friendship bracelets, slytherin colors..
..all turned me off this fic (I read this fic in three tries, the first time I abandoned it as soon as I got to the converse part).
I understand the desire to bestow your character with human traits, I even sort of understand making her the witch next door.. But as cute as it is for the two of you to share a wardrobe, it's very unbecoming of a character to be so latched onto things unless the author merely humors their materialism - you coddle it and applaud it.
True, Luna is shown to own a pair of chucks herself - in the movie, which is not canon, but
a) they're not your emo cousin's sneakers (for starters, they're not black)
b) she's a pretty off-beat character - she can wear anything (a necklace of corks, come on?!) without it being OOC
But no one is so preoccupied with their material posessions in the books (Draco is a tad bit materialistic, but we don't love him for it).
Brunette + blue-eyed + emo (let's be honest here..) + slytherin = have all gotten a bit cliche now (not "a bit" - a lot, actually) I don't know what compels the authors so potently to pen these pretty girls with droopy hair and amazing eyes (fantasies and self-insertion? I dare not say), but nevertheless they could compose their own army (and not that of dumbledore, I presume).
Now the better things!
Underwater creatures, heinous father, inner monologue about father and Flitwick have all done their part to redeem you in my eyes.
..But if I might ask, what is so cheesy about dating Lee Jordan?
Don't take offence and please continue
Sincerely yours,
-- Willow

Author's Response: ... just as a note, Carmen\'s got black hair. And Lee Jordan would be cheesy since he\'s the best friend of her best friend\'s boyfriend (woah, that\'s a lot of times to say friend in one sentence). And Carmen\'s not supposed to be that pretty, actually. Her eyes are just something I point out since I saw someone with eyes like hers and just thought that it was fasinating (hey, I\'m weird like that). Can I just ask you one thing... what does the witch next door mean? Thanks for your review! :)

Someone Who Doesn't Care by Marauder by Midnight

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Harry, who has failed to produce a Patronus time and time again, is called in by Remus for a special lesson. Remus shows Harry the memory he uses to conjure his Patronus and in the process brings forth a hidden and powerful memory in Harry.

For the June One-Shot Challenge regarding the Patronum Charm. This is Marauder by Midnight from Gryffindor.
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 10/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: Someone Who Doesn't Care

awww that is so sweet..
Thank you for writing this, my heart's been warmed =)

I Loved You So. by Great Beirniny

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: A Rondeau poem about Snape's secret love for Lily.
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 09/22/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I normally hate poetry (I do - almost anything past Heine, Goethe and Frost is lost with me), but this is rather endearing.
What do you mean by "He let Sirius have his way." though?

Author's Response: That means that Snape blames Dumbledore because Dumbledore let Wormtail be secret keeper. Snape knew that Sirius wouldn\'t betray Lily and James and thought that Dumbledore was the overall cuse of Lily and James\' death. Thanks for the review.

101 Ways to Woo Hermione Granger by Katdiva

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Hermione Granger is pursued by a relentless Draco Malfoy. And what a Malfoy wants, a Malfoy gets!
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 11/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh My No! That was so adorably hilarious =)
I must conjure a whole amazon's worth of orchids and hand them to you.
Then conjure some Venus Fly Traps and mail them to Malfoy - you've wriiten him wonderfully!
By means of hubris and tenacity, he doesn't even seem OOC -
which, given all the fluff (*hugs the fluff* it's mother-freaking adorable) is almost unfathomable =)
Write more stuff?!
[violently] happy,
-- willow

200,000 Reasons You'll Find My Client 'Not Guilty' by FenrirG

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: When Lucius Malfoy asked me to be his attorney, I had no choice but to accept. Actually… I suppose I did have a choice, seeing that it wouldn’t exactly have put Lucius in the best light if he’d threatened me while on trial, or anything like that. But the choice I had, frankly, came down to money. In fact, I find that a lot of choices come down to money in today’s legal system—not the least of which was the choice to let Mr Malfoy walk free.

A deceptively light, satirical story about a young lawyer who makes his big break to success during the trial of Lucius Malfoy--and learns an important lesson in the process.

I am FenrirG of Ravenclaw, writing for the August One-Shot Challenge: The Trial of Lucius Malfoy.

Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 10/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: From the Life of Mr. Archibald Bailey

I must applaud you - thisa is a great story with a great original character and very well-channeled canon ones.
In spite of all the -exquisitely skillful- romantisation Lucius has undergone in the typing hands of fanfic writers, he's still a horrible person and you've written him just so.
..And it came out fantastic.
as did the maelstrom of claws and feathers that became of the haughty owl, the clumsy fool akin to which your lawyer felt and the presiding witch that I can only assume is McGonagall (I wouldn't stand for it being Umbridge..)
Keep up the good work, ma'am.

Author's Response: Goodness! I think this lovely review is an excellent work of literature in itself--one that left me with a huge smile and a brightened day. =] Thank you so much!

Seductive Lies and Destructive Truth by Serious4Siriusss

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: James Potter is about to begin his seventh and final year at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He has plans for this year, big plans, and they just so happen to involve a girl by the name of Lily Evans (as if they hadn’t for the past six years).

Lily Evans is doing the same, starting school and setting goals. And her one goal for this year is to keep the thing she loathes most in the world, as distant as wizardly possible. That thing just happens to be James Potter.

The girl that he wants, wants nothing to do with him.

And the boy that she would love nothing to do with, won’t leave her alone.

As if that isn’t enough to deal with, Voldemort is growing stronger everyday and he may just change their lives in a way they never thought possible.

A story of Lust, Heartbreak, betrayal and discovering that true love lurks in the most unexpected places.

A/N: Although this is Primarily a James/Lily romance, the Marauders and some original characters star in it as well.

Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 11/01/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: A Stay in the Legendary House of Ashford

me likes =) even if I think that short girls aren't cute *gigglesnort*

Except! Remus was made a prefect - (supposedly in an effort to contain his buddies) not James.

Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 11/06/07 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Well this is Perfect; He’s Gone Absolutely Mental

"no girl in their right mind would want him near them"

suggest: no girl in her right mind would want him near.

*she realized she was the only on still on the train"
*the only one still on the train, perhaps?

Author's Response: ....riiiight.

Girl by Indigoenigma

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: While wandering around Hogsmeade, Sirius finds a girl who treats him just like a normal man. However, he just so happens to be a dog.
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 01/01/08 Title: Chapter 1: Balloon

This has been wonderful, save for the tiniest cliche of "flowing" hair (it just seems that fanfiction female hair never does anything other than "flow", but pay me no heed), it's a pretty darn flawless fic.
I dare not ask whether there's more to this story, but whether or not - I like your writing, I'll keep an eye on you.
-- willow

Author's Response: Well, hair has to do something. Hehe. Thank you for the feedback on that. Also, good for you for not asking if there is a continuation of this story (there isn\'t). However, I do have other things posted. Never fear! Thank you, though, for reading and reviewing this one. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy! :D

The Bedroom at the Burrow by Pondering

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Fred thought that death would be more exciting than an uncluttered bedroom.

First Place in The Next Great Adventure prompt in the Autumn Challenge of 2007!
Reviewer: chasing_willow Signed
Date: 10/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Bedroom at the Burrow

You did it.
You made me cry.. In the book when Fred died, he died among dozens of others, he died and that was kind of -it-.
It never really sunk in.
I loved your language ("senile old dingbat" especially) and the little remarks the twins would indeed be likely to utter (like the "your heart, mind or buttocks" business - George's mentioned his left buttock being "never quite the same" after papa Weasley reaction to them almost swearing Ron into an Unbreakable Vow).
But why can't he leave the room if he's about as immaterial as any ghost would be? Just hasn't gotten his closure to move on? I suppose it makes sense - they did everything together, passing on should have been as well.
Poor twins.. we'll miss them.
-- Jenya

Author's Response: He wasn\'t a ghost, as I think ghosts in the magical world are souls that have returned to the earth. Fred\'s waiting room wouldn\'t let him out until George arrived, and by that time Fred had grown slightly resentful. But he got over it. :)