Anna, 23, American, recent college graduate. Taking a mental health summer to spend more time with my Harry Potter fan-fiction.
Eats, breathes, lives: Remus-centric Marauder Era
Also loves: All things Marauder, anything Remus, shipping Remus/Tonks, and, of course, Teddy!
Been known to dabble in: Remus/Sirius and Next Generation
In fifth year, Sirius along with James and Peter managed the difficult Animagus transformation. In fifth year, Sirius played the ‘werewolf prank’ on Snape. One was an act of loyalty, brotherhood, and friendship; the other an act of betrayal, vengeance, and recklessness. This story spanning the Marauders' fifth year will deal with both these incidents, as well as Sirius’s increasing rejection of everything having to do with ‘The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black”.
I really enjoyed this chapter. Your characterizations are very good, you know. The Marauders, Snape, Slughorn; they were all very in character. And I love the detail you went into with the Animagus transformation. It's something we don't hear a lot about in the books, other the fact that it is very complex and difficult, and I like how you imagined the complicated steps; it was very interesting. There was only one weird thing I noticed, when Victoria first comes into the dormitory it says that Remus, Peter, and Sirius all greet her, but Remus is supposed to be at his prefect meeting, right? That's what it says in the first paragraph of that section, and Remus isn't in any of the rest of it. I liked this chapter and can't wait for the next!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! Since we haven\'t been given much information about how Animagus transformation happens, it was fun (though somewhat difficult) imagining it myself, and I\'m glad you liked it. Yea, Remus isn\'t there. Good catch! I must have missed that. I also had two betas look this chapter over, and even one beta had this chapter looked over in her beta class, and none of us noticed, haha. Well, it\'s fixed now.
Good chapter! I'm glad it had some more information about Professor Keenan. Last chapter I found his character unreadable; I didn't know what to make of him. But with the additional information in this chapter, I was able to form a better mental picture of him, which is really important for an OC. Anyway, I liked this chapter. Please update soon!
Author's Response: You\'ll slowly get more and more information about Professor Keenan, and last chapter he was supposed to unreadable. I\'m happy you liked his character though and that the information was enough to form some sort of picture. Thank you so much for the review; it means a lot!
I really like this fic! I look forward to seeing where it goes. Please keep updating!
Author's Response: I\'ll update as soon as I can. I\'m finally getting back into writing it again, so hopefully that means more frequent updates
Summary: Fenrir Greyback's werewolves live in haphazard communities throughout the metropolitan city of Wolverhampton, stealing and surviving on the margins of an oblivious society. Remus Lupin plunges headfirst into a lifestyle more brutal and vicious than he has ever known, hoping to save the world from his own kind--and from himself.
Good chapter! I really liked the idea to throw a boggart into the story. You are doing things right, btw. Keep up the good work.
Author's Response: The boggart wasn\'t really my idea. It wrote itself in because I needed an excuse to put in two pages of Remus chastising Sivey, but ended up cutting most of that and keeping the boggart. I\'m almost sad that this story is over...I guess I ran out of poem *grins* I\'m really glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the review!
Wow. Really intense story. But I love it! Update soon!
Author's Response: Will do. I was going for intense, so that makes me happy!
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!
Brilliant! I loved it. It was really funny, but also a little sad too. But mostly funny. I'd have to say my favorite parts were Dumbledore and the carpet fluff and the "Chosen One" endorsement signs. You did the Weasley twins' personalities and humor perfectly and the idea of the whole "long distance Extendable Ear" was fantastic. Great Job!
Author's Response: WOWZERS! I\'m really glad you liked this one. I tried to make it a good balance between funny and serious, though of course, me being me, my scale skews slightly toward \'funny.\' I tried really hard to do Fred and George justice... I was actually pretty scared to write about them! Glad you thought it came out well!
Summary: It's Lily's birthday and Severus feels that no matter what he gives her, it will never be special enough. The problem? Lily agrees with him.
Written by Pondering of Ravenclaw for November's One-Shot Challenge: Young Love.
Awww, that's so sweet! It almost makes me feel like she's a bit of a tease though. I know she doesn't mean it, but sometimes it seems that way to me. I love how you made her character; she does seem like the type to want a picnic in the middle of winter. And you had me feeling sorry for Snape, a pastime I usually avoid. Anyway, super sweet fic, I loved it.
Summary: It's been two weeks since Fred's death and George is still refusing to leave his room. His family has become incredibly worried, and has had no luck attempting to coax him out of his room.
Will the Weasleys be able to convince George to come downstairs? Or will it take someone else to remind him that life is still worth living?
Fantastic Job! I think that Luna was the perfect choice for someone to help George move on. You did a really great job characterizing both her and George. I don't know about you, but I cried when Fred was killed. Anyway, I loved your fic, it's super sweet.
Ron and Hermione *rolls eyes but smiles all the same*, what are we going to do with them?
Author's Response: Thank you! I cried when George lost his ear, so you can imagine how upset I was when Fred actually died. (Please don\'t judge me for crying about George\'s ear, it was more that I was having an incredibly horrible day than anything else.) And I couldn\'t help but put in a Ron and Hermione fight. Their relationship just wouldn\'t be natural without it :). Thank you again!
Summary: All about our dear ol' Moony!
About how Remus Lupin counters the emotional distress he finds himself in since the fateful night of 31 October 1981...
A journey through the life of Moony, the man who's seen it all...and has been through ALL of it, death, deception, distress et all ... its a journey through the memories of his school days and the first war...his days with his friends...days spent living in the Muggle world...days as Professor Lupin...days as a husband and a father...and...till the very end...till the last full moon night, before he dies in the battle of Hogwarts.
Chapter 8 is up!! Remus Lupin looks back at the past, ponders over the present, and contemplates the future… The missing moments in POA…
The spoiler warning is for the later chapters!
Fantastic job! I think that this fic is getting better with each chapter. Is the next chapter going to take place while he's teaching? I hope so; but even if it doesn't, I'm sure I'll like it!
Author's Response: Thank you. i realised late, that i hadn't replied.
Author's Response: :D thanks!
Good chapter! I especially like your interpretation of Lily. I just have one question: wouldn't Remus be mourning Peter too? Didn't he "die" right after Lily and James? I seems like he was a bit cut out, even in the memories. I can understand why (it's so hard to put the rat in a good light), but I would think that Remus would miss him as much as Lily and James. Anyway, great job! Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks a lot for the review !! Really appreciate it :D And yes, it is pretty though seeing Wormtail in a good light, but there is a significant bit of him in the next few chapters. Remus does mourn Wormtail( not in this chapter, but maybe in the...), but he is more heartbroken with the deaths of James and Lily. They had meant a lot to him. Why?! Ummmm....you\'ll get the answers shortly !!! And thanks a LOT again !!!
Summary: Albus Potter is starting his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And though he is nervous at first, everything starts to fall into place. However when mysterious and worrisome events start becoming more and more frequent, Albus finds himself in an adventure of a life time.
You've got a great start! I hope to see your next chapter soon. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m glad you like it. I\'ve finished the next chapter - my beta is looking at it right now.
Summary: Remus and Sirius share an awkward cup of tea.
One shot set during GOF.
This was so good! I loved it, I just wish there were more! Please write another fic soon!
Author's Response: Thank you, sweetie!
Summary: It is late Christmas Eve and Harry is in all kinds of trouble. He has the worst possible person mad at him, and no it isn't Voldemort this time. Fortunately, someone still loves Ginny's pies.
I can totally imagine James kicking Harry/Santa's shins. This story was so funny! I love how Ron fell asleep on the roof. Are you sure Santa doesn't have a lightening bolt scar on his forehead? Huh, you learn something new everyday...
Author's Response: I\'m fairly certain that Santa...the real one...has no such scar. Harry has the copyright. Harry kept the suit afterthis experience, but at the office Christmas party he now wears shinguards. Ron? He can sleep anywhere. He once dozed off while brushing his teeth, and his kids tied the other end of the dental floss to the medicine cabinet handle. Thank you for reading. Eric B.
Summary: "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
A wise man had once told Harry Potter this simple phrase. Harry, in turn, passed on this advice to a brooding Teddy, who suffers once again as the Christmas holidays approach. More than he shows, the death of his young parents affect Teddy. They shouldn't have died, it should have been somebody else. Yet, Teddy has been forced to grow up without them, envious of those with loving parents. Victoire can't help but wonder why Teddy is unable accept the amount of love he has around him. Maybe, with a little persuasion and some good advice from a caring godfather, Teddy can finally get over the death of the parents that he never had the chance to know.
Character Death warning for previous deaths. They don't actually occur in the story.
Submitted by Mistletoe of Slytherin for the Winter Tales Challenge.
Great story! Update soon!
Author's Response: >.>
Edit: never mind - I just saw it's a completed story. Oh well, it was very good. And now I think on it, this was a good place to end it. Anyway, great story!
Author's Response: Lol, thank you!
Summary: Remus Lupin’s fears for Tonks’s safety are getting in the way of their feelings for each other. Can she show him how their differences can bring them closer together?
Another great story! I was so excited when I saw that it was a sequel to "The Return" because I loved "The Return" and I loved this story just as much. Perhaps a third is in the works...?
Author's Response: Thanks for the support! I\'m still writing; I feel this need to fill in the gaps in Remus and Tonks\' story in the books. By the way, there is a third already posted. It\'s called \"The Sacrifice\" and jumps ahead to their final moments.
Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant. Nominated for a 2008 QSQ for best Post-Hogwarts story.
The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?
Great beginning! It looks like you've got a good group of kids to work with. I look forward to seeing what happens to all of them. Update soon!
Messing with the Sorting. That takes some nerve - I love it. I feel the most interesting fics are ones that take events we all know have or will happen (like Teddy going to Hogwarts) and making them original. Bravo! I shall be very interested to see how this plays out. Superb job!
And it all gets more interesting! I love how you showed each of the houses, giving them each their stereotypes (the haughty Ravenclaws, the friendly Hufflepuffs, the "we rule, Slytherin drools" Gryffindors, and the creepy and intimidating Slytherins), but you showed the variety within each of the houses too, which is very important. I like how Kai put it, "It's not like just because you're a Ravenclaw, that's all anyone needs to know about you". It's so true because each house has so many personalities, and it looks like you are going to go into that a lot, which is awesome. I'm working on a one-shot right now in which Harry reflects on the different houses just after the war, and the whole "your house doesn't define you" thing is the main idea. But this is a review for you, not a plug for my fic, I just think it's cool that we have similar ideas. I liked the Hufflepuff part the best of the four I think. I think what Dewey said was perfect, "even if someone's parents were Death Eaters, do you mean to hold that against them? No one can help who their parents were." It was a very Dumbledorian idea, "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be." (I'm just writing the quote off the top of my head, so if I got it a little off, I'm sorry, but I am much too lazy to go find my copy of GoF and look up the exact wording, and I think I'm close enough) I also thought that Annabelle's theory had a little merit too. The whole "diffuse the poison" thing doesn't seem totally off the mark or out of the realm of possibility for the Sorting Hat. Of course, you, as the author, know which of the many theories are correct, but I thought Annabelle's was interesting, even if it proves to be inaccurate. Wow, I do not usually go on this long in reviews. I really like this fic and I have so much to say that I just can't help a little rambling. Anyway, I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the fic! Great chapter!