Hi there! I have fourteen stories up, and my favorites are Ripping at the Seams, At the Bus Stop, and Worms for Teeth. Thanks for stopping by!
Just so you can see your names here: Erik and Sho'shawna!
Summary: It's Lily Evan's sixth year. She's pretty busy with school, prefect duties, and spying. You see, she doesn't believe that Regulus Black is as bad as Potter and Sirius say he is. She's determined to find out for herself.
Things get out of hand....
Nice finish! Poor Regulus-- Do we ever find out what happens to him out of all this? I like how you managed to finagle it to Lily and James getting together, too. I've read so many Lily/James fics and every time I grin anew when they, after years of unrequited love and hatred, finally get together. So sweet.
Wow, this is really good! I didn't read the synopsis before reading it, and was quite surprised, in a good way. Hmm... is there a Lily/Regulus ship, or animosity, blossoming here? I loved this, please continue!
Summary: The dying confessions of Azkaban are often left unheard. But one grey night, cold and alone in Azkaban, Sirius listens and finds the chill in the air is nothing compared to the one in his heart.
"Grey was the colour of moonlight tainted by the darkness of Azkaban and the stench of Dementors. Never white, it nearly blended into the walls, selfishly keeping its tranquil peace to itself.
Azkaban needed some peace. "
This is dragonwings of Gryffindor writing for the Colors of Loss Challenge!
Oh dear this is so depressing.... Excellent job, then.
Author's Response: Haha! Thanks? lmao
Summary: Sirius has been best friends with Bree since their first year. And when he feels as though she means a little more than that, he does all he can to deny it.
That is, until certain events unfold which make denial impossible.
Now, he not only has to worry about getting the girl, but getting the girl to see he is more than an inconsiderate prat, and still worth having as a friend.
Good start! I want to see what happens!
Author's Response: thanks:D The next part will be up.... when it\'s up. lol.
Summary: Gemma Hilyard's world has been grey, filled with dissapointments and lost dreams. She craves the hope, the color, that she once had, but only the arrival of a stranger helps her to find the strength to reclaim her lost dreams.
Winner of the one shot challenge: the color of loss!
Wow, this was beautiful. Right on the favourites. Really, really well done. It was funny, I was listening to Peter Gabriel, my favourite artist, and then I read this poem, but the funny thing was there's a song on the same album called "More Than This" (which, by the way, I sincerely recommend) which actually fits this poem pretty well. Hmm... Well, this was great. I was reading along and I stopped for a moment at the butterfly scene, and thought, "Hmmm... Potter?" :) At times I wondered if Gemma was going to be the Grey Lady (even though she is Ravenclaw's daughter), because of the repetition of "grey". But no, you kept to canon, which was nice, and this was a very well-written poem about a feeling we all can relate to.
Author's Response: I\'m glad that you liked the piece! I haven\'t heard the song you are refering to, I will try to check it out sometime. It\'s not entirely cannon since Harry is not supposed to be a descendent of Godric, but I figure that if the Potters come from an illigitimate line it might not be in the books and could squeak through anyway. Thanks again for the kind words and the review!
It could lie dormant for years before it manifested. And once it did, it stayed.
And that was all that Albus knew.
Oh my goodness, this is incredible! So poignant and beautiful. Flawless. I felt like I was skating along clouds. I kept expecting to fall through suddenly and be let down, but I never did. :) Fantastic job. Excellent.
Author's Response: Goodness gracious! I\'m so pleased that you enjoyed the whole thing. Thank you so much for the review!
Summary: "Is this the moment?"
A Deathly Hallows moment from Hermione's point of view.
YES! Excellent! My friend Breanne constantly refers to this exact moment, page 625 (she has it memorized) in the American edition, when Ron and Hermione kiss, as her favorite moment in any book ever. I don't love that second to that level of devotion, but this is quite nice!
Author's Response: Thank you! I just think Jo handled Ron and Hermione\'s relationship so well!
Summary: It is the Golden Trio's sixth year, and the newest DADA professor has arrived at Hogwart, bringing with her all the right answers AND all the right questions. Pairings are not determined as of yet. This story is AU as of the publishing of HBP.
*grins* This looks very promising! And perhaps some *nudge nudge* romance between the Potions professor and Brethany (who, by the way, has a very interesting name)? Don't mind me; I pair everyone and everything. This is really good, though! I look forward to seeing more.
Author's Response: Am I so obvious? I\'m uncertain about a romantic relationship between the two, but there are some definite sparks flying between Severus and Brethany. Here\'s a hint: they enjoy arguing with each other entirely too much...remind you of anyone?
Summary: Severus Snape goes back in time with one mission: to kill his younger self. The reason? So Lily Evans can live the life that she deserves. Because if he were dead, if he had never told Lord Voldemort the prophecy, then she would still be alive.
I am Hermione_Rocks of Slytherin House, writing for the fifth round of the Gauntlet.
Adversus Solem Ne Loquito is Latin for: Don’t speak against the sun.
Oh, this was so sad!
This line really got me:
"Yeah, there’s a lot of books,” Lily agreed. “I could spend all day in here, but I doubt Mum would let me.”
She then smiled at them.
He smiled too, but really all he wanted to do was cry.
Oh dear, that was so sad... My prediction, before moving on to chapter three (you got the new chapters up really quickly, by the way): Bellatrix realizes what Snape's going to do and somehow screws him over! Am I right? Only one way to find out... *clicks "next" button*
Author's Response: Thanks for coming back! :D I\'m glad you\'re still enjoying. As to your prediction . . . you\'ll simply have to read on, muahaha. Although I see that you already have. :P
She looked up at him with wide eyes. “But — that doesn’t make any sense. We would all die if there was no sun,” she said solemnly, with the straight-forward logic only a nine-year-old could have.
His eyes stung. “Exactly,” he choked out.
Oh, what a sad, sad, line...
Again, so sad!! Well, this was a nice finish. You know, I never really thought about time travel like that, but it really does make sense. I'm still a bit confused, however: how does anyone ever change time with a time turner? Is it possible? Erg, my head hurts... Well, good job! Nice ending!!
Author's Response: I was rather proud of that line, teehee, so I\'m glad you liked it too. :D
As to the Time Travel thing, yes, it IS possible to change time in some circumstances. For example, in PoA, when Harry and Hermione saved Buckbeak. But in their case, when they were still in \'real time\' (ie, before they had traveled), their time traveling had technically already happened -- such as Harry\'s patronus rescusing the other Harry. But since Severus was still alive in the present, it simply wouldn\'t have been possible for him to kill himself in the past, because he would have never been able to travel in the first place.
Okay, I\'m going to shut up about Time Travel now, because I think I just made that even MORE confusing! XD Anyway, thank you for reading, and for leaving all those nice reviews!
Yay!!!!! This was incredible and is going right on my favorites list (and I'm picky)! What an interesting idea, and you're carrying it through well! At first I was a little confused as to why Snape was doing this, because wouldn't he realize he had an important role to play in Harry's life? And then I realized, oh, it's way back in 1980 and the Potters have just died! And it all made sense-- because of course Snape, torn with grief, would want to do something rash to make it all go away. This was really excellent, and I'm so excited to see the future chapters!
Author's Response: What a nice review, thanks so much! Yes, this is set right after the Potters have died, before Severus has really thought through the future clearly. Chapter two should be up soon! :D
Summary: Dead father, dead wife, motherless son: exactly how much of this is James Potter's fault? James Potter II sends himself to the past in the hope that he will be able to save his wife, and recieve answers to the questions that have been torturing him since her death.
Placed Third in the Gauntlet's Fifth Run!
Hmm... this is an intriguing start. Is "Lily" a shortening of "Laura"? I didn't get that at the beginning, because in his mind James calls her "Laura." I think he would have called her Lily instead. Well that was a tiny thing, but in general, this is good!
Author's Response: Hi! Well, this is James Potter II (Harry\'s son) grown-up. So Laura is his wife. :)
Summary: Behind closed doors, in secret dealings, in a world suffocated by fear, only a few dare to fight against what seems the inevitable take over of Voldemort. Percy finds himself drawn into the fight now that he's tried in vain to ignore for so long.
Written for SPEW LoveNotes in 2008.
Yay! I'm a hopeless romantic who believes every single person on earth should get hooked up (okay, exaggerating a little), and a grin started spreading across my face when I felt the burgeoning love. Nice!
Summary: She knows that it’s silly, the way that she feels about him. She knows that he’ll never feel the same way about her. She knows that she’s married, and shouldn’t feel this way about him in the first place. She knows that nothing will ever come from her feeling this way.
But she also knows that she is already completely in love with him, and that there is nothing to be done about it at this point. It just is.
Bellatrix contemplates love and flowers. Written originally for the awesome Dark Lady Z, during a Slytherin Sneaky Cupid exchange.
Oh...this is so good! Ah, Bellatrix. She's pretty messed up, isn't she? I liked how you mentioned "stare into his [Voldemort's] beautiful eyes" -- in the midst of all this sentiment we're reminded yes, Bellatrix is out of her mind. She's in love with the most evil person alive. You did such a good job with this, I started feeling sort of sorry for Bella and thinking it was cute she was romantic-- and then I was like, wait, what am I thinking, this is Bellatrix and Voldemort!! That's good writing. Nice! :)
Author's Response: Aw, what a nice review. Yes, Bellatrix is indeed out of her mind, and absolutely nuts. But she is also truly in love, and can we fault her for that? Love makes fools of us all, whether we are psycho or not. ;) Anywho, thank you again, your reviews always make me smile!
Summary: “But I want to go home,” whispered the girl. “I don’t want to fight anymore”
Not everyone who fought in the Battle of Hogwarts wanted to be there, and not everyone survived. This is the story of one of those people.
I love that you did a story around that quote-- it just about broke my heart when I read it in DH! To start, I love the storytelling-- you write action but it doesn't feel rushed or lacking of anything; every idea moves smoothly into the next, and the emotions are portrayed realistically. I like the dream sequence in the very beginning; it's an interesting lead-in and I can imagine having the same sorts of nightmares if I were a little Hogwarts First Year! Charlotte is a very believable OC, especially when she's questioning if it was wise to decide to be a witch and not just a "normal" person. You just feel for her so deeply; I got the same sick turn in my stomach as Charlotte did when she realizes her wand's upstairs and she's wondering if "[the older students] knew something she didn't." You really show, instead of the heroics and the grandeur of the battle, a little girl's reality, of fright and uncertainty and no assurance of success (especially when she sees Harry Potter, the so-called saviour, is only a "scrawny teenager"!). There's no order, she doesn't know what's going on and just wants to return to the known, to the safety, to the warmth of her home and family. It just seemed so unfair again when she falls through the "wall" and finds herself far away-- and then to find her way back in only to see that the fighting is well underway is terrible. The whole time I was on edge and just as scared (okay, maybe not that scared) as Charlotte. The appearance of Ginny is a bit reassuring until she offers to bring Charlotte inside, which is exactly what she doesn't want, leaving the reader still on-edge and unsure about Charlotte's fate. Gorgeously done; right on my Favorites! (I'm so glad you didn't kill off Charlotte-- I think I would have broken down in tears!)
Summary: It was a dream wedding. The only problem was, he was marrying the wrong person.
Hey, this was good! Unrequited love--or unfulfilled, I should say--is sad. But I liked this plot line. My favourite lines: Whatever Draco wants Draco gets; and then the last line too. :) The only thing that got me was the brief switch to first person somewhere near the end. If it's in Pansy's point of view, maybe make it stand out as hers, so that it's clearer. Good job!
Author's Response: Wow. I didn\'t even notice that til now. Thanks for pointinmg it out. And thanks even more for the review!
Author's Response: Wow. I didn\'t even notice that til now. Thanks for pointinmg it out. And thanks even more for the review!
Summary: Gellert comes to say goodbye and Albus finally allows himself to show his true feelings.
Hannah! Oh dear, this was so terribly sad! Few things are so terrible as unrequited love. But you did a wonderful job in telling this. Well-written; simple, but eloquent. Well done. My favourite line: 'But there was nothing to say because for the first time Albus had shown himself, how he truly was and he didn’t know how to fix that.' So sad!
Author's Response: thank you so much for the review - it really cheered me up! I\'m pleased you thought this was a good fic, I was little nervous about it because romance doesn\'t tend to be my genre so to hear that it worked is great!
Summary: A potion has been created that has the ability to strip a wizard of their powers: a potion the Ministry of Magic couldn't wait to get their hands on. After the Battle of Hogwarts, lesser convicted Death Eaters are given a choice: go to Azkaban, or spend the rest of their lives as Muggles. While many people refused such a degrading option as a matter of pride, one Draco Malfoy chose the potion. Now, cast into the city of London, Draco both struggles with, and eventually enjoys his adaptation into the Muggle way of life.
But what happens when the effects of the potion turn out to be not-so permanent?
More, por favor! (Rhymes!) Your summary is SO interesting--I really want to see this story!
Author's Response: I\'m still working on the first chapter. I just really want it to shine.
Summary: “Parked all right, then?” Ron asked Harry. “I did. Hermione didn’t believe I could pass a Muggle driving test, did you? She thought I’d have to Confund the examiner.
“No I didn’t,” said Hermione. “I had complete faith in you.”
- DH P604, UK Edition
The story of how Ron learned to drive.
This was great! Everyone is so in character, but somehow grown-up too; you did a perfect job of keeping the same people but making them a few decades older. Ron is funny just by being Ron, which is always the best (and no "Bloody Hell!"s either! Thank God!).I like how Hermione tells Ron he can't as a motivator-- if felt very Ron-ish to me. When I read it I was like, what, why is Hermione being mean and doubtful? And then I got it and I smiled. You thought of every little component--the computer, making timetables-- and it really shows how hard the simplest (not for me!) Muggle activity is for wizards and especially Ron. And then the last line is so cute and clever!
This was a great story and very entertaining. This reminds me of how I learned to drive! My parents were gripping the arm rests and screaming the whole time, and there was quite a lot of swearing on both ends. ; )
Summary: Sometimes the very beginning of love is too thin to support the weight of words. A shared dawn, a gift stands in for what has not been said by a girl out of Faerie and a pure-blooded Slytherin.
I am indigo_mouse of Gryffindor and this is my submission for Air.
YAY! Third review!!! Okay, Susan, you probably already know how much I adore you and what you write, but let me say again--you're a talent! This is just so beautiful. I know I don't a get a vote, but if I did you'd win in the Challenge. :)
Author's Response: And you, my friend are a wonderful Beta reader (who knew punctuation was so complicated!). It would not be nearly as good without you!