Summary: This is a spin off of the famous child star countdowns. It is the famous child witch or wizard countdown. Where are they now? What made them worthy of the countdown? Fellow witches and wizards are on hand for one-on-one interviews about the famous witches and wizards.(pre-HBP)For those that have been wondering about the sequel, info can be found on my profile page
Extremely funny :) The use of italics to separate the monogue is a unique way to segregate each character. Great use of a bit of exageration and point blank truth to get your humour across. I truly enjoyed this
Author's Response: thanks for the kind words...i'm glad you enjoyed it =)
Summary: A series of poems composed by the one and only Harry Potter about his Final Battle. These are all old poems that he wrote after the battle, but he wrote them as if they are happening in the present.
Good Poem. You can feel the tension as they set out to fight Voldemort ^_^
Author's Response: I feel the tension! I do! Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: While recounting the tragic events of his past, Harry prepares for his battle with Voldemort knowing full well that his friends can’t help him this time…
Haunting and it tells the past events well and blends what is to come. Great Poem!
Author's Response: Thank you very much!
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I'm a firm believer that poetry can be more powerful than prose. Thank you for showing that. I love how you were able to let us 'see' the scene and 'feel' Harry's loss in this work of yours.
Although if you haven't mentioned in your summary that this is about Luna. I wouldn't have figured it out. I'd suggest a line or two that would pertain to Luna like that bottle cap necklace or that ever dreamy smile...
I hope to see more of your poems posted. ^_^
Author's Response: :D Thanks a lot for the tip, I'll really try to be careful about this kinda stuff if I write any more stories. Again, thanks! :)
Summary: What happens when Fred and George Weasley, Hogwarts' reknowned kings of pranks, decide to spike a shipment of pumpkin juice bound for Hogwarts with truth potion? A day filled with true confessions of Hogwarts students!!!!!
I truly love the twins in this story. Strange how people don't say what they really meant and when they do it'll results to chaos with comedic proportions.
Am highly entertained by this fic. Fine example that truths can be funny :)
You captured the the characterization of the Weasley Twins perfectly. The prank is something they'd actually pull. It's extremely funny but there's no OOCness due to the circumstance. A highly entertaining fic :)
Summary: Summary : The sequel to Daughter of Light. Maeve has a very bad end to her honeymoon as things come to light about Severus that astound her. Why is her husband so keen to keep Draco Malfoy alive at all costs and can she really get over her loathing of Narcissa Malfoy to work together to save both Severus and Draco from the fate that Voldemort would like to inflict on them? Why is Harry so furtive and will Neville save the day when Maeve’s necklace is returned to her by her father. Oh, and our favourite bad-boy Auror is back!
There has been rather a long break in the writing of the story due to work commitments, but I'm back on the case and hoping to get it finished - if there's anyone left still reading!! :-)
“I killed Regulus Black.” That simple admission was jaw-dropping - it's so simple but it carries so much weight. and the way Snape sneered at the memory ... well all I can say that it's very in-character for him to do this despite his remorse :)
I like the symbolic use of the ravens as well as all the imagery that went with it when she held the key.
Summary: Bill's got a question for Fleur.
I like the way you depicted Bill playful and confident. The way you described Fleur’s room … I can just imagine her having that sort of room and it indirectly shows how much different it is with the Weasley household. It’s no wonder Molly Weasley couldn’t immediately relate to Fleur and try to set Bill up with someone else who would likely fit in more with their family’s culture.
This is an entirely sweet piece showing the love between Fleur and Bill. How they relate with one another. You truly showed how this somehow fit with one another. Sweet piece of writing!
Summary: Stepping into the minds and hearts of a few members of Hogwarts faculty during the moments leading up to and following HBP's heart wrenching climax. Stories of love and hate, longing and loss. Posted prior to DH.
I love how to dug deeply intheir psyche. Especially Snape's. To tell you the truth, your version sounds more believable than the theory that Dumbledore asked him to do it. You managed to make him not entirely evil / redeemable but not malign Dumbledore's character (I don't believe he'd be so heartless as to ask Snape to kill.) ^_^
Author's Response: Coming from one of my favorite authors of fan fiction, your words are especially appreciated! And, I'm with you: it would have been such a cruel thing for DD to ask, really ooc for someone who values love and redemtion so highly. Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Madam Poppy Pomfrey hasn't been working at Hogwarts very long when Dumbledore assigns her to look after the school's very first werewolf--Remus Lupin.
There's hardly any story about Pomfrey. Am glad you've decided to do one.
I especially like how she keeps thinking of the danger Dumbledore's ideas would have for the other students. That disappoval for danger and concern for students is just so Pomfrey.
Author's Response: *dances* Yay for characterization!
I like her motive for being a nurse. Its so sad as well. You were also able to portray her warmth towards the students through her dialogue with Remus well ^_^
Author's Response: Thanks, Miel, for your review.
Summary: Hermione's confused about things, so decides to draw up someone's Arithmancy chart. She's rather pleased with the results.
This poem captures Hermione so well. I can totally imagine her using a number chart to figure out her feelings for a certain someone ^_^ I like how your were able to use simple words but send a clear message on Hermione's thoughts and emotions. I can imagine her poring over the charts and shrieking for joy over her results. ^_^
Author's Response: Thank you Miel! I loved getting your feedback and I\'m glad that you thought my characterization of Hermione was good.
Summary: Once, Parvati and Padma shared everything: pain and tears, happiness and laughter. But time has changed them, and now -- as Parvati sits with her sister at the dining table -- she cannot share. She must be strong. For Padma's sake. HBP Spoilers.
It's so dramatic and emotional especially due to those little flashbacks. I like how she keeps quiet and not berate her sister and instead subtly show her concern. It's alarming -- anorexia and you showed it clearly in this story.
The little details you use like the rice and curry does help to emphasise their Indian heritage and add a bit more realism to all this.
It's great that you used Pavarti's POV so that we see it in the way a loved one sees the problem and their helplessness in all this. I guess this is what makes it so sad ... to see the problem plainly to see it slowly destroy your twins and not be able to do anything ... You know you want to help your sister but knowing that you can't - you sought an escape ... thus her want for Lavender's company.
Wonderful and realistic Lian!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, Miel! I\'m glad the details worked for you. This story is purposefully barren of description, so it was sort of difficult to decide what descriptions to use.
Summary: Once upon a time Narcissa and Severus were in love. Sadly, some things just aren't meant to be. Posted prior to DH.
I love the way you depicted Narcissa; the prim, proper and aloof high society lady so well.
This story does explain as to why Snape agreed to help Narcissa when she pleaded for him to watch over Draco.
Such a sad and doomed romance. Poignant how both of them are willing to sacrifice / let go of it for their ambitions.
Author's Response: Thanks, Nutty! You understand exactly what I was trying to convey: the motivations that gave us "Spinner's End." Sad and doomed express it so well...but not in the way of Romeo and Juliet. (I always think of Shakespeare now when I think of the nutty imp :)!) As your comment suggests, their sacrifice is quite the opposite of that famous pair! Or maybe not.... Maybe each of them thinks he or she is sacrificing his or her own happiness for the ambitions of the other. The lack of communication prevents them from ever knowing what the other really feels or wants. Anyway, thanks for reading and reviewing!
Summary: Harry and Ginny spend a "happy hour by the lake" while Harry wrestles with his guilty feelings about taking the physical relationship farther. (rated cautiously!)
A sweet piece. I especially like your attention to details.
My favourate part was the house elves. They incorporate a bit of humour to this piece and were very in character. *lol* Kreacher's Moldy bread -- like like Kreacher to do that.
I also like that you included Cho and showed her in an admirable light -- it sort of better showed that Harry is over her.
Keep on writing!
Author's Response: Thanks!
Summary: Regulus Black has realised that he is in love. But not just with any one. She's a Muggle born and strictly off limits to one of his purity. Will he follow his brother's suit and defy the wished of his parents?
There are very few stories written about Regulus. I'm glad to have stumbled across this one. I like your portrayal of him. You can easily tell that he and Sirius are indeed brothers, but despite the similarities there are tell-tale differences that set them at worlds apart. Sirius is a Gryffindor thus brave enough to defy his parents openly ... something Regulus would never do ... I'd love to see how this story would progress.
Author's Response: I'm of the opinion that Sirius and Regulus were not always at each others throats, and in many respects that Regulus aspires to be like his brother, but at the same time hopes to impress his parents and come out at the top end of society. There are many underlying aspects that I think Regulus doesn't dare defy, I would say he's a coward, but I think thats the wrong word - I think he's afraid to lose what he loves the most but will take the easiest option available to achieve that. I'm really glad you liked it! Thank you!
Summary: Draco Malfoy has a moment of self-reflection as he makes the final attempt to carry out his mission. Rated PG-13 for mild violence. Winner for its category in the August Monthly Challenge.
I love this ... an in-depth look in Draco psych. How Moaning Myrtle was more of a friend to him that the rest of his entourage... The final scene where Snape took care of the deed for him and he refered to Snape as a friend .. I do like that ... but, I wished it was elaborated/dramatized a bit more. Overall a great entry! Best of luck to you. ^_^
Summary: FOR BETA FORUMS HISTORY/MYTHOLOGY QUARTERLY CONTEST. The war is over, and life goes on for Harry. But, as soon as his life begins to be normal, something very unexpected happens. Harry is rather disturbed, but will a meeting with someone a little...unusual help ease his mind? Featured character appears in second chapter!
quote from chapter one
Leaves were falling all around him, painting the dull streets with splashes of color. The few leaves that were still clinging to the trees were crimson and gold. The air was filled with the essence of change, and the dark night time sky was clouded.
PLEASE READ AND REVEIW. IF YOU DO, I'LL DO MY BEST TO FIND YOUR STORY, AND DO THE SAME FOR YOU!
A rather intriguing start. I like how you depicted Ginny's character. The ending leaves you wondering what'll happen next.
Author's Response: Thank you, it was rather hard to do her character, because we don't know a whole lot about her,but I'm glad that you like it, chapter two is done, I just want several more reveiws before I post it. :)
Summary: When Fred and George find Loki's amulet, they have no idea what chaos they would unleash into the world... Now Ginny is unconscious and only Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville can save her, but only if they complete Loki's tasks. -- A humour/action/adventure story. Slight Ron/Hermione and Ginny/Neville. -- After almost two years of floundering, Chapter 8 is FINALLY up! -- Won 2ND PLACE in Quarterly Challange the First: History and Mythology!
*lol* A god who likes to play pranks ^_^ even Fred and George can't keep up with the guy. This is a great entry. Best of Luck ^_^
Summary: After falling behind the veil, Sirius travels through a world of nightmares...
~ ~ ~”Sirius…” Sirius blinks. He cranes his neck to look behind him.
A shiver runs up his spine as if a cold, dead finger is stroking it
"Who’s there?!” he calls out to the voice, spinning clockwise to try and catch a glimpse of whatever it is.
Nice Imagery! ^_^ It's unusual to read a story that's not written in past tense ... using present tense does gives the story a more 'currently happening' sort of feel. It's a very unique idea on what happens on the afterlife. "Tears of a Shadow" does seem fitting title to describe those smoky things as well as the sadness experienced by the souls there (e.g. Lily) who knows not the happenings in the physical realm.
Just a few typo correction: ”Stop!(") ; ”Sirius… (") ; her heals clicking (heels) ; Lily has just pained over what we cannot know (this got me confused ... maybe "was pained over the things we cannot know'?)
Good luck for this entry. ^_^
Author's Response: Thank you so much for all of your help! Hopefully I have edited all of the typos. I don't know what's been wrong with my computer, but it keeps skipping quotation marks.. go figure. Thanks again so much!