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
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?
Another great chapter!
Fantastic chapter! The Quidditch match was gruesome, but appropriately so. Chloe surprised me, but looking back, there were some hints to the fact that she's not as innocent and overwhelmed as she first appears. And I love Teddy! He came off a little naive in the beginning, again, appropriately so, but it's good to see him showing some real guts, even if he is being a complete idiot. I don't think you are, but I really hope your not setting up a Teddy/Violet romance. I mean, it's your fic, you can do what you like, but that just seems too weird to me. But it does seem like your only intending them to be friends, which is good. The title of Ophilia's book made me laugh out loud, by the way. It's just so perfect! Anyway, I love this chapter and this fic, so please update soon!
Wow. This was definitely dark, but it was really thought inspiring. I wasn't happy you killed Harry (or the Weasleys for that matter) but I do like the way he died, it was very in character. It's really depressing to think of the whole wizarding world falling to pieces right after it was saved, but I suppose that's what I should expect when I venture into the D/A category. Excellent work.
Oooooooooo, this looks good! I must now put it in my favorites so I can be informed of updates because I am definitely hooked.
Author's Response: Well, the next chapter is in the queue, so keep on the lookout! Thanks! :]
It was very sweet. Great job on your first fic!
Author's Response: Thanks for your review! It makes me happy to know you thought it was a good go as my first story!!
This was very good. I'm not sure that it is entirely believable, given what we know about Voldemort and his confidence in his Horcruxes, but the idea is still very interesting. The enchanted paintings around Hogwarts and other wizarding dwellings are never really discussed in the books beyond what Harry absolutely needs to know, so I think it's cool that you explored more details about this particular branch of magic. The story was well written and I enjoyed reading it. Great job!
Another truly fantastic story. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must go find an apple. :)
Great start! I look forward to seeing where this goes. Update soon!
SOOOO INTENSE!!!!!!! But so wonderful! But so sad! But so happy! Yikes, I'm confused. I loved it! Their characterizations were flawless! Great job!
Author's Response: I think that\'s the best review I ever had. Thanks! I actually had more mixed feelings when writing that one than any of the others. I was pretty happy how it came out, though it was kind of gut-wrenching to write.
All four Marauders, Snape, and Lucius Malfoy? Poor Lily. Poor poor Lily! Maybe she should consider spending next Valentine's Day in the hospital wing. I loved your fic! Each of the notes was so appropriate to the sender. Lucius Malfoy creeps me out! I'm not a big Sev fan, but I do hope that Lily finds an occasion to wear that black ribbon to make up for Sirius reading his letter aloud in the Great Hall. Remus and chocolate, classic. Peter's was sweet, if a little misguided. Sirius's - "short and simple". And James, well, I don't think it would take anyone more than a few nano-seconds to figure out who sent his. Brilliant fic!
Hello amazing! I'm so glad that the rewrite is up! So far, it looks a lot like the first one, but I thought the first one was excellent, so it's all good. I'm excited to see where it's headed! Just for curiosity, how much did you change? I loved the beans part the first time around and I loved it the second time around just as much. I mean, who didn't enjoy eating grass as a kid? ;)
Just one thing I noticed - and don't ask me why I notice these things because I don't know - Belby would come before Black in alphabetical order. I may be the only one who notices something that trivial, but you might want to change Damocles's surname to something different.
Anyway, great job! I hope to see some more up soon! - Anna
Author's Response: Yeah, most of the changes were in the tense or POV, with a few subtle little things to make Remus seem shyer, and Sirius a little less friendly right off. And the sandwiches. Because I decided that sandwiches are the extent of James\' cooking ability, so they will probably come up later.\r\n\r\nThank you for pointing out the alphabetical glitch. I changed it to Blenkinsop, Barnabus--some random bloke i found on the Lexicon. :) and thank you for the lovely review!
Loved it, but it was too short! You must update quickly!
Author's Response: Chapters finished- should be up by the weekend!
"The butterfly, on the other hand, managed to find love despite its bent and tattered wings. It had four hundred babies and lived happily ever after." *Laughs her head off* Wow, this fic was good (you really have a talent for writing Quidditch scenes) but this last line really made it. I can't help but feel sorry for poor Monty and your friend though. What a ridiculous way to break your wrists... or lose a Quidditch match. Great story! Four hundred babies... *giggles*
Thank you for taking the time to review this very short and ridiculous story of mine! Of course, I felt very sorry for my friend’s misfortune too, but that didn’t stop me from both laughing at the absurdity of the situation and eventually writing a story about it! Also, thank you for commending my Quidditch-match writing. This was the first time I’ve written one, so I’m glad it worked.\r\n\r\n
Once again, thank you for reviewing. When you go forth in life, remember that the butterfly will always win and have more babies than you in the end. It’s sad and unfair, but that’s the truth.\r\n\r\n
Tim the Enchanter
Excellent beginning! Your characterization of Hermione is very good. I'll be interested to see where this goes...
Awww...Ron is a good guy. We always knew it true, it's just nice to see it. I think I probably know where this fic is going, but I'm still anxious for and update so I can see how it plays out. Great chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you! I should be able to complete the final chapter soon. :)\r\n
Yay! Tonks and Remus forever!
Author's Response: And lots of little multi-coloured werewolf cubs... ;)
I loved it! But in my personal opinion, it was too short. I need more! Forget the damn ice water and make the dream a reality already! But it was a cute story. Another great job!
Author's Response: LOL! I write everything as a one-shot, but you can be sure there will be more stories and they will get there eventually.
This is SO GOOD!!!! And you really had me going there, Sammy; I thought it was Harry telling the story at first. Then I went back and read it again to pick out the subtleties, like Sev criticising the sleeping potion (hello, Anna, potions master), and how he says "he regrets to this very day and will for the rest of his life", which is not something you would say if your protagonist were dead. And how he referred to Lupin as a beast, which is something Harry would never do, but Severus certainly would. *drifts briefly into Lupin-loving Land, but then returns to the story and review* Anyway, the whole thing was brilliant. I love how the story starts out as the classic canon story we all know and love but then slowly branches into AU and we can't tell if that's the real story or the storyteller's imagination. And then we find out. And then we say, "Oh, well, duh! That explains the AU warning and the DH Spoilers with a Book 7 Disregarded warnings too." And then we leave a lovely review in which we briefly forget what we are writing as we drift into fan-girling. Or maybe we don't. That might just be me. :) Great job! - Anna
Author's Response: Anna love! *tacklehugs* I\'m so glad you like this story. And I like your reaction far more then a structured review.;) The funny thing is, I never set out to make it look like Harry and Lily but I guess Sev and his subtilities must have gotten the better of me.;) And please, do go into full out fangirling mode, I on the other hand, Sev girl.:) *hugs*=Sammy
I knew it was a test from the beginning; even Severus isn't that creepy. This was so cute! Thank you for a very enjoyable read!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review-- I\'m so glad you liked it. :) It was fun to write-- writing Lily\'s point of view for a change was interesting. I imagine that in an alternative universe where they end up together, she\'d have to grow to love the oddball tendencies or they would never be a couple, and he\'s always going to be drawn to the Dark Arts, so... a shrunken head on the coffee table. I DID wonder whether some people would figure out that it was a joke right from the start. :)
I just realized that I never reviewed this chapter! Forgive me.
The fight was so intense! Poor Remus/Mr. Lupin/Mrs. Lupin/Sirius/etc. Great characterization of Moody, btw. Spot on. I loved it.
Now I'm off to see other fics I've been woefully neglectful of. Keep writing!
Author's Response: Gosh, I don't know how I missed your review! I'm sorry! I'm glad you liked this chapter. I worried over that fight while I was writing it. I was so worried that it would seem out of character for Remus, but I went with the premise that we always hurt the ones we love--and it's always easiest to take out our frustrations and anger on those we're the closest to. So, I didn't think it was unrealistic for Remus to demand answers for what he felt was kept from him. As far as Moody: I didn't care one way or another for him until I wrote this story and discovered how much it is to write about him. He's a great character! Thanks for reviewing and the kind words! Sorry again for the delay in responding!