Anna, 23, American, staring at my rapidly approaching college graduation date and wondering what the hell I'm supposed to do now. Taking comfort in the warm, familiar embrace of Harry Potter fan-fiction.
Eats, breathes, lives: Remus-centric Marauder Era
Also loves: All things Marauder, anything Remus, and shipping Remus/Tonks
Been known to dabble in: Remus/Sirius and Next Generation
About Werewolf Among Wizards
So before chapter 8, it had been over four years since I last posted, and for that I am truly sorry. For those last four years, part of me wanted to just say that the story was complete and close that piece of my life, but another part of me felt so guilty about the handful of mostly-completed chapters collecting figurative dust on my hard drive that would never see the light of day, I knew I could not in good conscience leave them there. Not that it made them any easier to finish.
Looking back over my chapters both posted and un-posted, I find myself mostly happy with what I have written, and even those parts that make me less happy, I have decided to leave mostly unchanged. It is all part of a different era of my life, and to go back and edit it would be, I think, disrespectful to my 17/18-year-old self.
So chapter 9 is in the queue. Many thanks to Roxy Black for helping me with length problem. I'm really excited about chapters 10-12, or what I have dubbed "The Willow Parts 1-3". Chapters 10 and 11 are done and just waiting to hop in the queue!
I go back and forth on what chapter pieces to flesh out and include and which ones to leave behind, but right now this fic looks like it could be anywhere from 14 to 17 chapters total.
For everyone still enjoying Harry Potter fan fiction, bless you! And thank you all for reading!
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!
Summary: The thing I had never before considered about Muggles is that there are, and always have been, so very many of them. It seems ironic that I would have missed such a discernable fact. Had I ever stumbled across it written in a book I would have merely shaken my head at the thought that someone felt the need to write down something so elementary. Even then, however, I would not have considered the implications of what it could mean. The facts never changed though, only my perception of them; that there are thousands, probably hundreds of thousands, for each individual witch or wizard.
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.
Summary: “Hell -- Oomph! Ouch. Sorry, Sirius decided it’d be fun to trip me.”
“I did not!”
“Oh don’t deny it Sirius, I saw you too. Hello there! You’re here to read, aren’t you? Isn’t that great Remus? Remus?”
“Wha – Oh yes, lovely… So sorry, love, but what are you talking about?”
“You’d think being a werewolf, you could hear twice as good as the normal wizard.”
“Anna! Keep it down!”
“But why, Remus? Everyone’s going to find out once they read Fuzzy Elfin Dilemmas, and then, why would you care?”
“You three are completely ignoring the company. How rude. Don’t mind them, they’ve got the manners of a teaspoon, I tell you.”
The other three sigh as one at Sirius.
“You’ll really like this story. It’s better than my daddy’s, but shhhh, don’t tell him I said that.”
“It’s about a werewolf community, us four and Time-Turners.”
“That hardly says anything at all, you two!”
“We’re sent on a mission of spying on a community I already knew well. Yes, I am a werewolf –“
“Harmless though, I tell you!”
“Those two have a project through the Department of Mysteries –“
“It’s great fun working there.”
“Nat, enough. We’re supposed to figure out how to finish the Time-Turners. Unofficially of course.”
“We’ve got to go…Happy reading!”
This is a story written by Mistletoe (Kat) and myself using our OC's (Natalie Carmen and Anna Boothe), Remus and Sirius. These four are an unlikely group for a mission, but that's indeed what happens. Sent on a whirlwind journey by the Order of the Phoenix and uncomfortable with each other, they're a little lost in the forests of Wales. Where exactly do werewolves and Time-Turners come into the mix? It involves mystery and intrigue, some adventure and fears, a smidgen of flirting and quite a bit of silliness.
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! :]
Summary: Hermione decides that she's done with Ron and his constant want to pick fights with her. Not thinking that things could get any worse, Ron tells her how he really feels. Cute little One Shot form Ron's POV. Definitely a little fluffy.
Her eyes widened and she opened her mouth to say something. When nothing came out, I removed my hand from her chin, and I felt my face flushing scarlet again.
How could I have been so stupid?
“I understand,” I heard myself saying, but deep down I knew I never would.
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!!
Summary: Life is short, but Art is long--the Horcruxes were not the only tool Lord Voldemort used in his quest for immortality.
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!
Summary: A secret taught to Remus at a young age should have helped him trust Sirius for twelve years.
Another truly fantastic story. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must go find an apple. :)
Summary: Emmeline Vance believes she has escaped the danger of the war-torn wizarding world, but she soon finds out she is very wrong and that she must give up what she knows and trust the unknown in order to keep herself and the people she loves safe from harm. The Order steps in to help, and Emmeline gets caught up in ways she never expected.
Great start! I look forward to seeing where this goes. Update soon!
Summary: Torture, heartbreak, love: A terrifying experience teaches Lupin and Tonks the true power of their love for one another.
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.
Summary: Lily Evans thinks Valentine's Day is bad enough without propositions from mysterious strangers, fuchsia coloured hair ribbons and the irritating smirk on James Potter's face.
But it just gets even worse when she finds out who's been sending her the presents...
This is the Final Exam written for Humour & Writing: Earning Respect by Pondering of Ravenclaw.
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!
Summary: Eleven-year-old James Potter is fearless, clever, nimble, fearless, and--by his own reckoning--the future hero of the world.
At the moment, he's not much more than an amateur.
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!
Summary: Memories. They can destroy us. They can heal us. And sometimes, just sometimes, it takes a memory to ease the pain. See the world from the eyes of a perpetual ousider- and let yourself slip into the deep, soothing balm of memory.
Loved it, but it was too short! You must update quickly!
Author's Response: Chapters finished- should be up by the weekend!
Quidditch games are won and lost by combinations of the aforementioned factors.
But what about butterflies?
"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
Summary: Hermione Granger made a career out of protecting house-elves. At forty-eight, she had moved on to bigger and better things. But when asked to take leave from work, Hermione is certain this can only mean failure.
So when Ron brings home the story of Honey the house-elf, Hermione makes a decision that could alter the course of her career - and ultimately her life.
Not only does Hermione have to convince the entire Wizengamot of Honey's innocence, she must also prove it to her family. And they have become those least likely to believe her.
‘Honey,’ I said. ‘That’s an unusual name for a house-elf.’
Ron cleared his throat loudly. ‘It’s also unusual for a house-elf to commit a murder.’
Epilogue now up!
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
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?)
Yay! Tonks and Remus forever!
Author's Response: And lots of little multi-coloured werewolf cubs... ;)
Summary: Remus and Tonks are as different as a wizard and witch can be. But in their dreams, they have more in common than they could ever have imagined.
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.
Summary: Night time has once again taken its toll on a child who needs to hear a story before bed.
“I don’t want any of those books, Daddy. I want a real story. Please.”
“All right, what real story would you like?"
“I dunno, something with a prince and a princess in it.”
“Would a Half-Blood Prince suffice?”
I am MissyQuill of Gryffindor enterring the May One Shot Challange .
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
Summary: It’s not impossible for a Slytherin to marry a Gryffindor. They just might not agree on how to decorate the house.
A very fluffy AU one-shot about what might have happened if Lily Evans had wound up with Severus Snape.
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. :)
Summary: What are the employment options of a teenage werewolf just leaving Hogwarts? Remus Lupin's best friends, James Potter and Sirius Black, dare him to reach for the impossible--even if it leads him into danger. (Rating for language in later chapters.)
Disclaimer: Don’t own ‘em; never did. JKRowling has that lucky distinction…
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!