I'm a busy but proud mama of three wonderful children who love HP and wife to a non-HP fan. Have to work on him this year. Call it Goal '08.
Goal update: Hubby has now read all the books and watched the movies with me. We're thinking of re-reading #6 before the movie comes out! He's not die-hard yet, but he'll get there, I'm sure of it!
My elder daughter (needsomefelixfelicis) also frequents this site, and is my biggest fan, so you may come across her cryptic reviews for my stories.
Summary: What happens now that Harry can actually live a life for himself and not just for everyone else. Join Harry & Ginny as they begin their life together after the final battle at Hogwarts. As they work for their future together, new dangers arise in the wizarding world and Harry along with Ginny must stop this new problem. Some of the warnings are in place to cover future ideas for the story.
This was quite well done. There were a few verb tense and infinitive errors, but these didn't detract from the story. Overall, I thought the emotions were very vivid. Keep writing!
Author's Response: Thanks so much. I\'ll try to keep a closer eye on things in the future. Maybe I can clean up the grammar some.
Summary: One of Harry's biggest dreams is coming true. A Post DH one shot.
Very sweet. And I liked how you included the info that Ms Rowling mentioned in her interviews after DH (namely who killed whom, etc.). One thing - it says in "Quidditch Through the Ages" that the games are usually played at night.
Summary: These are the things Ron wants more than anything else in the world.
Awww ... That was very sweet. The parts of DH you used to illustrate Ron's emotions are some of my favourites bits from the book, so I enjoyed this. Well done.
Author's Response: Every part in DH with Ron in it is probably a favorite part for me (except when he\'s a butt and leaves but that\'s the one exception). Glad you liked it!
Summary: The beauty of what isn't there... If Dumbledore had waited a little longer to relocate it, what might Hermione have seen in the Mirror of Erised? This nostalgic little "What-If?" takes place during Year One, and answers that question with a haunting twist.
Wow. Well done. Good idea, well executed.
Summary: People have seen red when they're angry. People haven even been green with envy. But, what does it mean when they see turquoise?
I enjoyed this. I actually read it before but didn't leave a review for some reason. Well done!
Author's Response: Well, I\'m glad you came back and left me a review! Those always brighten my day.
Author's Response: Well, I\'m glad you came back and left me a review! Those always brighten my day.
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 was very well done! It had humour and pathos; I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for such a great read!
Author's Response: Awww, thanks! \"The Dark Lord\'s Blog\" was my first fanfiction and pure silliness, but after that, I\'ve tried to write stories that had humour in them but didn\'t only serve the purpose of being funny. I\'m glad you thought there was more than humour in this story!
Summary: Winter came, and with it came the dark. A look at Moody between the first war and the second.
Great story! I tend to start scrolling quickly through long 'insight fics' that take place all in one character's head. However, I read every word of this one! Novel idea, wonderful execution.
Summary: On a not so very unusual day at the Auror Department, Harry Potter receives an unusual guest whose child has disappeared. Will Harry agree to help?
Ooh...interesting. Looking forward to the next chapter.
Author's Response: Thanks!
Summary: This is a one-shot I wrote for the In-House Halloween Hauntings challenge. (Ravenclaw) Personally, I wouldn’t say it’s the greatest piece of literature ever written, but it sure is quite dandy if I do say so myself!
Sirius Black is dead; we all know that. What we don’t know is that he has some unfinished business to attend to on this Halloween night.
Interesting idea, well-executed. I enjoyed all the references to ‘shimmering', it helped to visualise Sirius' new reality! Two tiny suggestions: the line "Ever since that night years ago, you were only ever the only one" was a little tricky to read the first couple of times, maybe because of the repeated ‘only', especially with that word in the line previous and then again in the sentence after, although perhaps that was intentional. Also, even though the word ‘homely' means what you want it to (namely ‘like home'), it has come to mean to many people, I think, the other definition of ‘plain, unattractive'. Perhaps ‘homey' would serve better. Anyway, enough critiquing, I get upset when people do that to me! I enjoyed your story. Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I really do appreciate all critiquing. Thanks! I\'m so glad you like it. I\'ll admit, I was a bit nervous about it. Thank you so much for the review! ~Angela
Summary: Mostly R/Hr, scenes of their lives post-DH together. Pretty fluffy!
Aw ... sweet fluffy goodness.
Author's Response: :D gotta love it!
Summary: Severus asks Lily to meet him at the playground, and he shows up with a mysterious envelope adressed to Lily, but he won't show it to her.
I am Ghoul In Pajamas of Ravenclaw entering the Young Love challenge.
Very sweet. He got his kiss after all.
Author's Response: Thank you!
Summary: The joys of the holidays are in the air. As many children wonder what is under their Christmas tree, there is only one thought on Severus' mind. Willshe like it?
Written by bluemoon13 of Hufflepuff for the November One-Shot Challenge.
Very sweet. I'm glad Lily could make him forget the pathos that was his life. I especially loved the last line. How poignant.
Summary: Albus Severus Potter is sent to the Headmaster's office, and while he waits, he has an interesting conversation with the portrait of Severus Snape.
Very sweet. Enjoyable one-shot.
Summary: Join Hermione as she and Ron go down into the Chamber of Secrets to retrieve the Basilisk fangs. A somewhat fluffy fic with two chapters.
Yay. First review.
This is interesting. Waiting to read the next bit.
Author's Response: The next--and last--bit is ready to go up, so I\'m going to submit it ASAP. (a.k.a. after the holidays. Hurry up, January 3rd!)
Summary: Following the Final Battle, two young couples share their first post-war conversations and finally admit their true feelings for each other.
Very sweet. Well done.
Author's Response: thank you!
Summary: After losing a bet, Professor Severus Snape is forced to accompany Professor Filius Flitwick on a speed-dating event. Will he manage to survive the witless witches and the maddening MC? Or will he leaved with more than he bargained for?
Funny. I especially enjoyed Snape arguing with his doppleganger. I'm curious as to what will happen next. Two tiny nitpicks - the Shield Charm incantation is actually "Protego", not Pretego. And I'm not sure if you spelt the double's ability properly. I think it's "metamorphagus" but I'd have to check in the OOTP to be sure. cj
Author's Response: Wowzer! Thanks for pointing that stuff out :)
Summary: Exhausted and spent with grief, Harry and Ginny wonder if they can find solace in each other's arms.
Very sweet story. Well done.
Summary: Hermione Weasley is just about at her breaking point. She has two options, hex her husband into oblivion or walk away. A short one-shot about the less fluffy side of marriage.
Very well done and incredibly realistic. I agree with another reviewer that what Rose did was cute, but probably irritating at the same time. One of mine once 'mopped' the floor for me. Took so much more work to fix the helping than if I'd done it myself. I disagree with another reviewer that the ending was abrupt. It's perfect the way it is; the abruptness is what makes it work. To me, the abruptness was the whole point of the ending! Well done. cj
Summary: An unexpected mission has Sirius teasing Remus about his standards--which leads Remus to do something even more unexpected. (Contains sexual innuendo--but with a title like that, what else would you expect?)
Brilliant! Hilarious and touching in equally-satisfactory parts. cj
Summary: Every morning Ron arrives at the shop and wakes up George with a cup of tea. One morning, however, George doesn't wake up.
This started as a 500 word drabble for my DADA class and turned into a 2000 word one-shot instead, before becoming two chapters. The prompt for my drabble was to use an overdose so be warned that this fic is not a happy one. It is actually I lot darker than I really imagine the Weasley family being after the war, but this is what came out when I started writing and I think it is possible.
please note that the warning is for attempted suicide only
An epilogue has arrived and I promise that I have now finished, though I have found this interesting to write so I may carry on with this version of the Weasley family at some point
I didn't think I'd enjoy this, but found myself, about three-quarters of the way through each chapter getting into the emotions. Two nit-picks: in the first chapter the emergency portkey glows red, in the second, it is the usual blue colour. Also, near the end of chapter two, Fred says, "Our family need you." If I remember my grammar correctly, family is a collective, singular noun and the word should therefore be needS with the 's'. Anyway, well done. Good fic. Didn't mind the angst and self-injury from George. Most people find it difficult to accept him feeling that way as it is such a departure from his usual self. However, I believe Fred's death would hit him very hard, and although he would recover with time, he would be in a dark place at first. Keep writing. cj
Author's Response: thanks so much for the review and I\'m glad you enjoyed it even though you thought you wouldn\'t. Thanks for pointing out those things - I had changed the portkey colour on one file but obviously it wasn\'t the one I uploaded - I\'ll go fix that as well as the needs thing.\r\nI thought this probably wouldn\'t get a great reaction because it portrays the twins\' serious side and is quite intense but I couldn\'t stop the plot bunnies and I knew that the twins must have a serious side especially after everything that happened. \r\nanyway, thanks again for taking the time to review - it\'s very much appreciated.\r\n-Hannah