Summary: The events of last year weigh heavily on Harry's mind. As he works to live out his life, trusted friends are by his side to help him.
Love your stories! The plot is very original; I admire the ideas you have involving magic, but you still stay true to the essence of JK's writing.
Your pacing is very good too, the plot is not rushed at all, but very enthralling, keep up the good work, and hoping for an update soon!
Summary: James Potter: Marauder. Lily Evans: Prefect. They're both seventh years at Hogwarts. They're also about to have a pretty interesting year--complete with a few detentions, pranks, confusion, and laughter--in which they get through school, make some trouble and maybe, just maybe, sort out their feelings for each other.
Thanks to all you who have made it possible for this story to be in the Top Tens. It was a very happy moment when I first saw my story on the list, and I love being able to go back and see it there now. Still. Yay!
Throughout the latter half of 2010, and the first half of 2011, I re-edited this story. The changes were mostly to fix stray (and annoying) grammar and spelling errors, but also to rework some plot points in an effort to stay truer to canon. I also updated the style; having written this story so long ago, my writing has definitely developed (and I would say gotten better), so I edited to reflect that. (I apologize for the errors that were in the story before all this editing. I found them immensely distressing when I reread my chapters. Heartbreaking, really.)
Big “thank yous” go to the three people who helped edit/nitpick the first edition of this novel: violagirl, fairiesandcream, and Omagus.
And yes, this story is up on Fanficition.net under the penname: Io.Sono.Emilia.
Of course, as a disclaimer, I’m not JK Rowling. The Potterverse does not belong to me, but I am in it and love it.
Wow! Just finished this story, and it's fantastic! It's definitely one of the better Marauder - era stories I've read. There were definitely a lot of great plot highlights, and I love how you didn't leave the darker action until the end, but focused more on the finality of the end of their year and their lives after Hogwarts; it feels a lot more appropriate. You're a really talented writer, and stay quite true to the series without sacrificing originality. Your original characters are well thought out and dynamic, and I'm glad Nikeia isn't your typical Mary Sue. She's really unique and her personality suits Sirius so well.
Anyway, I commend you on a fantastic story, it lessens the pain of the series being over :)
Summary: Harry's always been good at catching the Golden Snitch. But something equally valuable seems to be sliping through his fingers... Takes up straight after HBP, One-shot.
It's beautiful! I'm always annoyed that Harry and Ginny never got as much attention as they deserved. There were subtle hints but I always think their relationship could have been built up more important in the Order of the Phoenix and not just in the Half Blood Prince. As for the movies, I don't even want to go there, it makes me angry.
Absolutely love this story though, you're a great writer!
Summary: James and Lily spend their summers together producing plays, though neither are happy about the presence of the other. With James, as the set designer, and Lily, as the actress, tensions run high.
I love your story! It's amazing, has an original plot, and is so intriguing. I've loved reading this and I can't wait for the epilogue. Fantastic Job!
I absolutely adore this story! It's so quirky and original. I'd love to read the epilogue, would you be able to post it soon?
Summary: My take on the first of those 'nineteen years' between the 36th chapter of DH and the epilogue.
Warnings: contains an unusually-shaped ring, a nosy neighbour, a rude shop assistant, shaving mishaps, thoughtful gestures, threatening goblins, and, unexplained appearances of Romantic!Ron and Romantic!Harry. You have been warned.
Rating is for *mild* innuendo and *mostly* innocent interactions but I wouldn't let my 9 year old read it.
Absolutely love this story!
One little thing is that although Ron does love his food, I think he doesn't mention quite as often as in your story. The characters are all very true to the books though, and I love that you can keep their personalities true while extending from Jo's work.
Can't wait for the last few chapters! I really do hope you finish. I'm on my toes...
Author's Response: *groan* I agree about Ron. There's a fine line between keeping a character true to the original books, and going overboard. I admit I mentioned it too often in that case. In my defense, for me, the chapters are very far apart; for my readers, they can see them all at once, lol! Thank you so much for the review. I love hearing that I've kept the characters true to Ms Rowling's work! cj
Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.
James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.
The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.
Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.
This is a Marauder tale.
This is a story of what made them special.
This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.
OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.
Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.
This is amazing! Just read the whole thing in one go, update please!
Author's Response: Yikes! I will update, but I have some other things to do first. ~Carole~
Summary: Fred Weasley’s death left a hole in everyone’s hearts. Fred is given the chance to visit his family to help them with their grief. Follow his visits to each of his family members.
This is amazing! I love your story, it's one of the few that makes me cry.
Summary: Despite their best efforts, the word "wait" is always in the vocabulary of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. Kicking off after the final battle is done and Voldemort is gone, this is how Harry and Ginny sent "wait" to the wayside. *one-shot*
I love this, it's very original and beautifully written. The use of the definitions are perfectly placed and add a lot to the story. Well done! :)
Summary: Harry and Ginny had a good reason for not showing any sign of their love when they dropped off their boys at the Hogwarts Express. They had just wanted to win their daughter a little money. After all, she was the only one who believed that they'd be able to keep their hands off of each other for two days. And what a fiasco that was.
Ah, so perfect! I never really thought about the lack of affection, since the epilogue was kind of centred around their kids, and the continuation of the story, but I really really love this! You capture the essence of the Potter kids so well :)
Summary: As Harry turns twenty nine, he realizes that not all wishes occur right after they are made. Some take time to happen. Set on 31 July, 2009. This is cannon time compliant. I do not own the characters of this story.
Wow I really love this; it's such a beautifully captured moment in Harry's life post-Hogwarts. Your writing is very realistic and well-written, keep it up!
Summary: The Masque was her chance to get over a broken relationship and move on, her appearance magically charmed for a night of escapist pleasure. She had no expectations, least of all that she might fall for a fellow masked player. And yet she did, their identities a secret as their relationship blossomed. When they take off the masks and reveal their true selves, can they move beyond their past and try to build something for the future?
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the February Month of Love Challenge: Surprise Love.
Not usually a fan of Draco/Ginny fics, but this is perfect! I really think their personalities suit each other if done well, and you're spot on!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I wouldn't say I'm a fan either, and I can't remember why I wrote this, but there was a reason, lol. I could sort of see it, although I've read much better takes on it than this one. Thanks again for the review, I'm glad you enjoyed it! ~Gina :)
Summary: Life with the Potters is always interesting. What emergency could haul Deputy Head Auror Harry Potter from his bed in the middle of the night?
You make me, cynical and fearful of babies, want to have children, ha!
You are such an exceptional writer, with an amazing talent for creating dynamic characters that one can connect with. This is especially difficult because you're working with pre-existing character created by Jo, but I adore your characterizations of Harry and Ginny. They are so close to how they are in the books, but realistic as they are now new people after wards.
I really commend your writing, both your voice, imagination and the more technical aspects and grammar. I have not come across a single story penned by your hand that I have not enjoyed, keep it up!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, and compliments.
I try to keep harry and Ginny in character, and true to the epilogue (which, in my opinion, shows a lot about their marriage and parenting style in very few words and shows how great a writer JKR is). I know that I’m not the daft teen I once was (sorry daft teens everywhere but we all grow up eventually) and I try to mature Harry and Ginny in a logical way; Ron less so :-)Of all my “family” stories (It Takes Two, E.C.C.E.N.T.R.I.C., First Sight, this, Beard Hunters and Ginny’s Rival) this is by far the most read and reviewed. I’ve no idea why it’s so popular. My long suffering betas (all of them) deserve credit for correcting my commas etc. over the years.
“…he fell through the ancient doorway and disappeared behind the veil, which fluttered for a moment as though in a high wind and then fell back into place… Sirius must be just behind the curtain…”
Sirius Black didn’t die when he fell through the veil in the Department of Mysteries. He was transported to another world: our world, where Hogwarts doesn’t exist and magic lives only in the fantasy books. As Sirius tries to understand this strange new world and find his way home, he runs into some unlikely old friends. Nothing is the same behind the curtain.
The story was too blunt, sorry, didn't like it. There's potential in it though!
Summary: Natasha Osborne- better known as Tash- is a perfectly normal girl living in Australia. She's got all the problems that a normal teenage girl has: quarrels, boys, studies, and the list can go on and on. But when her father is transferred to England, she has to attend Hogwarts. When Tash meets the Boy-Who-Lived, her perfect world turns upside-down.
Natasha Osborne learns the secret her family have been hiding since she was a year old.
She learns her whole identity was a lie.
Follow Tash through her seventh, but first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Warnings for violence and self injury are strictly for later chapters.
Wow, I really love this story! This is my first venture into the AU section, and this was the first one on the list.
The summary captured my attention immediately, and now the story is too! This is all so mysterious, and the little hints everywhere are driving me crazy. I'm so excited to read your future chapters :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! :D I'm glad my story managed to capture your interest! I'll try to update when I can, but I doubt it'll be anytime before June due to my A level exams; Once those are over I'll have a year gap before starting university, so you can expect a lot more updates than :). I hope my next chapters will continue to interest you! Thanks once again! --Nadia
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours.
Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2011 and
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
So happy you updated! I love this story so much, it feels like it could be an extension of the series despite it's 100% original. I love it :)
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, and the compliment. I'm hoping to have another chapter ready before the month end. -N-
Harry and Ginny reach their centuries. Life after one hundred years in ten one-hundred word scenes.
Nominated for: Best Canon Romance (One-shot) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
Whatever it is, I love it.
Author's Response: Thank you -N-
Summary: It's Halloween and the Head Boy and Head Girl are stuck in the greenhouses for detention. Will they escape the clutches of the deadly Devil's Snare…or worse, one another?
A lighthearted tale for Halloween, not to be read in the greenhouse.
You do James and Lily so well, I love your writing!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I adore writing about them! I appreciate the review! ~Gina :)
Summary: In the hours after Voldemort's defeat four people begin their journey towards living a peaceful life. The pain, grief and heartache can only be healed with time and with the patience of the ones they love.
This is perfect. The characters, the writing, the emotion. What else can I say? I love it.
Summary: I’m twenty-seven years old, so why can’t I just say no, or plead a headache and stay in my room?
Molly (jnr) was a Weasley with a difference. Not sparkling, not brave, not reckless. She was diligent and loyal, and usually overlooked.
For who notices ducklings when swans are gliding by?
I am not JK Rowling. You all know that. I am Equinox Chick and this is one of my entries for the Great Hall Inaugural Cotillion.
IT WONNNNN!!!!!!!!!!! (joint first with A Splendid Fate by hestiajones - you should all go and read that - it's very fab)Thank you judges for being amazing
Many thanks to Natalie (hestiajones) and Kara (Karaley Dargen) for their help with beta'ing this story.
The line about 'porridge' is a tip someone told me photographers use.
Due to the infuriating prissy glitch infecting the archives, I have downgraded this story's rating to 3rd-5th. However, this is actually a PROFESSORS story, so please do not click if sexual situations are likely to offend.
You are an amazing writer! Your imagery and structure is astonishing, and beautiful to read.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the story. ~Carole~