Hey, I'm Addy! I am weird (hence the username). I don't really write stories , I just read and review 'em! I do have ideas for stories, however, and I am also found lurking around in the Beta Forms. I am a proud Gryffinpuff! Rawf!
I am taking a break from the story I'm working on right now. (FYI- I'm not going to post it until it's done.) I want it to be really good.
Summary: *One shot* It is Lily and James's fifth year, and they have to endure many extremely dull classes. To pass the time, they swap notes. This is a collection of most of those notes ... and the madness that inevitably ensues.
Wow, I stumbled across this at the forums- and I must say, great job! All of your fics I have read (so far) have been lovely, BTW. I like how you used the idea of snippets, and knowing the information only after someone mentions it. It must be very fun to write! Although I was a bit annoyed at how you formatted it (as in "Lily:" "James:", making it seem more like an online chat than actual note-passing; I'm sure you could've done it classier). I found it as kind of an average day between the Marauders and Lily- the way you did that (make it average) was very nice.
The characterization was nice, although I thought the Marauders were overreacting when they jumped out the window- although it did provide for comic relief, which is what you need to have in a humor fic. I was impressed at your characterization of Alice- she was not widely known in canon (or rather, mentioned at all) but I thought you conveyed her, even in this short piece of literature, very well. I got the midst of her character from the fic, which is exactly what you need to do. Sirius was spot-on! I couldn't of imagine him better, even in canon. Remus was pulled off very well too, and so was Peter (although he wasn't featured much; but I'm sure that was the point.) Lily was mayyybbbeee a bit too dictatorial (or evil) IMO, but I guess when someone does that to you, you have a tendency to get revenge.
All-in-all, nice (albeit short) fanfiction!
Author's Response: Wow, this is so detailed! I love it. =D I agree about the formatting, but in my defence this is about four years old and my first published fic! It was definitely intended to be just an average day in the lives of the Marauders, so I'm glad you liked that! Anyway, thanks for the review, it's always nice when you don't hear anything of a fic for ages to suddenly get some feedback again. =)
Summary: Merope Gaunt is sick of bending over backwards to please her family, is sick of always doing things wrong, is sick of always being off the mark. She mixes up a potion to change her life, hoping that maybe this time she's done something right.
Originally entered for the fifth New Year's Challenge, To Laugh or Cry.
Excellent, excellent story. I really like the way how you put so much emotion into it. It was good that you picked a topic that everyone could relate to- a lost love. The ending was a bit shaky, though. I enjoy your writing style and WILL add this story to my favorites. A gazillion thumbs up for this one!
Author's Response: Well, thank you! I'm not overly fond of this story myself, but I'm glad you enjoyed it anyhow. =]
Summary: This fanfiction writer laments the loss of her favourite dark lord in a re-donk-ulous poem.
This is not very complimentary to Volders, so don't tell him about it if you see him around, okay?
Deathly Hallows spoilers.
Four times nominated for Best Poem in the Quicksilver Quills Awards!
HAHAHA so funny! Harry is writing this, right? After reading the dark lord's blog, I understand why harry would write this.
Author's Response: Actually, it\'s from the point of view of me, Schmerg_The_Impaler (I wrote it the day after I read DH, rather traumatized), but now that you mention it, it makes a lot of sense from Harry\'s point of view.
HAHAHA so funny! Harry is writing this, right? After reading the dark lord's blog, I understand why harry would write this.
Author's Response: This looks familiar.
Summary: Narcissa Malfoy sits at her dining room table nineteen years after the final battle at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She is worrying about her son, Draco Malfoy, who has been missing for two weeks when she receives a letter that will change her life forever.
Meanwhile, Hermione Granger sits in her office at the Ministry of Magic, pondering the exact same news, and she awaits the inevitable visit from Narcissa and the troubles she knows must come.
Far away in the Forest of Dean, Harry and Ron are set the task of investigating a mysterious killer. But even more mysterious and shocking than the killer himself is the victim. Can Harry and Ron forget the past in order for justice to be served?
These three tales entwine to form one story of loss, forgiveness, and friendship.
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This is definetly a good story. I love the beginning, it kind of jumps out at you. And the fact that it got an award and only one chapter is up! This must be awesome.
Cannot wait to read more!
Summary: Some insight into the thoughts of Ron and Hermione.
Aww...that's very sweet. I'm glad you made Hermionie italics, because usually that is defined (to me, anyway) as feminine. And boldface and underlining is more masculine to me. I really don't know how that makes much sense. Nice rhyming scheme! I like how in the first line, how you mixed Ron and Hermione's thoughts together. I don't like poems that don't rhyme. So I like your poem.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. Your review means a lot to me. Italics also seem feminine to me too. I also am not the biggest fan of non-rhyming poetry. Some of it I like, but only if it's written poeticly. If it's not poetic it's not poetry, even if you claim it is. (The Odyssey, to me, is not poetry. It's someone who felt like formatting it differently.) Smiles, Luna
Summary: This is book two in the "Potter's Pentagon" trilogy. Read "Potter's Pentagon: The Five" first, myesss? Cool.
WARNING: This story contains French people, an internal monologue about a blue orange, adolescent facial hair, good old-fashioned snogging, superstitious truck drivers, a portrait who calls everyone "Mavis," a zoo break-in, some very strange clothes, romantic conflict galore, and Ron Weasley's caffeine addiction. And worst of all, Professor Zabini!
Hogwarts is hosting the Triwizard Tournament, and when one of the members of Potter's Pentagon is selected to represent the school, much excitement ensues. Simultaneously, elections are being held for Minister of Magic, and things are getting busy at the Ministry.
Not to mention the fact that Jordan's made a new Muggle friend without informing her of the itty-bitty fact that he's magical, Haley has found an enchanted diary of dubious origin, Ted's met a werewolf from Beauxbatons, and Emma... well, Emma's not having a good year.
And what exactly is Ivy up to, anyway?
Everyone has secrets. But in the end, the truth will have to come out.
Starring Best Male Original Character runner-up Jordan Potter, Best Female Original Character Nominees Ivy Potter, Emma Weasley, Haley Potter, and Giorgi Anderson, and Best Male Original Character nominee Ted Lupin! Nominated for Best Post-Hogwarts story in the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Awards!
WOW! I figured out how to send a review to a page that doesn't exist! Well, I really really hope that you get the chapter up soon! And...I was randomly surfin' the internet, when I typed in shmergo, and found your eBay account, your photo bucket account, and your youtube account! Or, at least I think I did. Do you watch pro-wrestling videos?
I LOVE all your stories, since I'm crazy enough to read them. Oh, and thxs for your username comment on my last review. My friend made it up, instead of the usual 'addygal' thing that I put on all my usernames.
Ta Ta for now!
Author's Response: Hmmm... I on\'t have an account on eBay OR youtube. Howeer, my name is \"Schmergo,\" not \"Shmergo,\" so that might explain a lot. Also, there\'s this guy named Robert Schmerg on the internet whose nickname is Schmergo, and he is emphatically NOT ME.
I hope I get the chapter up soon, too! And I\'m crazy enough to write them!
YAAAA!!!!!!!!!! Your story is awesome! When will the next one come? I seriously check EVERY DAY to see if it is on or not. MAKE IT BE ON!!! Sorry. Well, at least try to make it get past the mods! ;)
Well, I love your stories but I have a *gasp* correction. Hermione, in book 4, said that muggle devices didn't work in Hogwarts. Therefore, Jordan's computer couldn't possibly work, within the Hogwarts grounds. Sorry to break it to ya. (If you don't believe me, go look it up. IDK what page it's on, but have fun finding it)
Author's Response: THANK YOU! (Love the username.)
I check every day to see if my chapter\'s been accepted, TOOO! I\'m an impatient little monkey.
As for Jordan\'s computer, I think I said earlier in the story that he keeps it in the Muggle Studies room, which is the only place in the school where Muggle devices work? I figured that might make sense, because how could they study Muggles if they couldn\'t study their devices? *Shrugs* I thought long and hard about the No-Muggle-Devices in Hogwarts conundrum, and I\'m glad you noticed that, too.
Summary: Vox pro decor, decor pro vox. It is a spell with more dire repercussions than Carolyn Riddle ever imagined. Beauty for power, power for beauty - every person has their price.
Wow- what a nice opening chapter! I like the way you descibe everything, I can definatly feel the hatred she emits toward Tom Riddle. Please, please post more- I love it!
Author's Response: Thanks! :)
Quidditch games are won and lost by combinations of the aforementioned factors.
But what about butterflies?
So the whole Quiddich match was lost...because of a butterfly. Wow. You should've made the match the Quidditch World Cup, unless I am mistaken, and you did. (Well, I was taking Quizilla quizzes at the same time I was reading this story, but OH WELL) I admire your use of onamonapias, they are quite...weird, or 'nique' as my friend would say. It isn't worthy of an 'LOL' quality, but is still a good read.
Tim the Enchanter
Summary: Draco somehow managed to get his very own advice column in Hogwarts' school paper, where he gives his sage opinion to those who dare to ask for it. Feel free to write in for advice about love, life, school, family, anything you can think of! But remember... with Draco, you tend not to get the answer you expected!
One word: Hill-AIR-ree-us!! The way Draco solves issues is funny, and so are some of the letters. He really is full of himself, isn't he? The perspective that he takes is...interesting, and he isn't afraid to say anything to embarrass the writer. It's also funny because the writers take him so seriously, and he only gives a ridiculous response, if a response at all.
By the way, I've been noticing that some people are writing letters on the review boards. Do you publish them? At all? I just want to know 'cause I'm too lazy to go back and see the reviews for last issue. Once again, I like the voice and tone that you have in your stories. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate the feedback. To answer your question, I do use the letters that readers post in their reviews. Rarely I don't use a letter, because it's too similar to one that's been posted before, or it's just too absurd for Draco to even begin to answer it! Any questions for Draco's advice can be posted in the Reviews. Thanks again for the supportive feedback!
Summary: It is a blustery day in Hogsmeade, and Arthur and Bill Weasley are minding their own business. That is, until they each receive letters instructing them to mind each other's business in a most intrusive and rather final sort of way.
But this is not just about Arthur and Bill. They happen to be a small part of a much bigger, much more ambitious scheme that they know nothing about, run by a frighteningly powerful organization. What exactly is going on, and what exactly will Arthur and Bill do?
Written as an entry for the Gauntlet, by Schmerg_The_Impaler of Hufflepuff house (most of the Bill bits) and Neville's Girl of Slytherin house (most of the Arthur bits). Probably the strangest thing either of us has ever written.
Um...ok. Well, now that comment isn't bothering me to Nifelheim, nice story! I can see that it resembles 'A Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy' (I loved that, though I need to see it again...) in many ways. I bet someone pointed that out before, so that tidbit of info is really useless, right?
THANK YOU FOR THE TWILIGHT REFERENCE!!!! I know that you don't like the book, as it seems, but I was gleeful when I read it! Also, thank you for the Twilight reference in 'Pride and Pre-juiced Plums', just liked to add. You're an awesome author, and you'll probably be something like J.K Rowling when you grow up, except MUCH more weirdo-ish and random. And for some reason, you seem extra- weirdo-ish and random today for me. But so did my mom. Oh well.
What else...well, keep writing, it absolutely KILLED me when you didn't update for that long period of time. Or maybe you did, but I wasn't paying attention to MNFF(I must giggle at that) for a long period of time. But anyway, glad you did, because the SCHMERGO is BACK! YAYY!!!
Author's Response: It\'s the Weird One! Wow, I\'m really surprised/flattered that you\'d compare me to \"Hitchhhiker\'s Guide To The Galaxy.\" You know, I think I\'d like Twilight a lot more if I liked Edward Cullen, but he\'s really not my type-- so I couldn\'t feel anything for him, and that made my reading experience not as good. But for people who like people like Ed, I can see why they enjoy the books. I don\'t remember a Twilight reference in \"PRide and Pre-Juiced Plums,\" but my memory is not great. Can you remind me what it was?
\r\nOkay, being told I\'ll be a weirdo-ish random JK ROwling is actually the best compliment I\'ve ever heard. I\'m not even kidding. And I\'m really sorry for not updating for so long, but now I\'ve submitted this and a new chapter of Plums, and I submitted \"The Past!\" So I\'m back in the game.
Summary: Hugo Weasley is a great kid. He is a master at Quidditch, chess, maths, and books. He can't wait until his first year of Hogwarts like all his cousins and his perfect older sister, Rose.
That's why he's devastated when it doesn't come.
Hugo and his family must now figure out how to cope with this new situation. Will Hugo attend a Muggle school, befriend non-magical children, and somehow remain Ultimate Master of Chess through it all?
Find out through the eyes of an eleven year old boy in his journal.
First of all, let me say great story! The voice and characterization were pulled off really well- so well, in fact, it reminded me of my old journal, only with proper spelling and better wording. I could definately see who Hugo Weasley was, also, not just some random 11-year-old who was writing in a journal.
However, you have to remember when writing a story like this (from the viewpoint of a young child) that you have to make it sound like a young child, but not make it seem like the plot was written by a young child. I felt that it kind of slipped into that area in some parts of the story, paticularly during the middle.
The ending, too, was not that strong. It all seemed a it rushed, as if oh, it's his life one second and he's a squib the next. I think it ould be much better situated if the squib part wasn't 'til the next chapter, not so we could get a feel for him more, but just so it's better-sounding.
Other than that, nice!
HEY! Hey you! Psssstttt! You have to help us!
It’s Tim the Enchanter, our fanfiction writer – HE’S GONE MAD! We’re just trying to live normal lives at Hogwarts, but CRAZY things keep happening to us because he’s bored!
Please! Read our story and hear our plight! We need to bludgeon some sanity into our author – Oh no! HE’S AT HIS COMPUTER NOW!
NO! NOOO-aaahhhh! Must resist! Resist… Gibber narg turnip turnip wibble antidisestablishmentarianism blubber gibber wop wop bbluubbaaarrrggghhh!
Nominated for QSQ 2009, Best Humour.
Um, just one question, Tim the Enchanter...HOW THE HECK DID THIS STORY GET ACCEPTED ON TO A GOOD, CLEAN SITE LIKE MUGGLENET.FANFICION.COM????????
I certainly don't have any idea. It is, though, quite absurd, so the title fits it quite nicely. And the adjectives...need work. No seriously, the adjectives you are employing here deserve better work than this. You can employ much better ones, I can assure you.
My only theory on how it got accepted onto mugglenet.fanfiction.com is because of pure hilarity. (is that even a word?)
Best, er, wishes,
I say, the_weird_one, what a denigrating and asinine review! If my disagreeable adjectives caused you sufficient offence to question how the moderators could have possibly approved my story for to this “good, clean site,” I suggest you ask them.
Tim the Enchanter
Summary: There is a lake on the Hogwarts grounds. It contains many creatures, but it also contains something more.
Wow! This is really amazing! I like the descibing and compelling imagery that you use to convey the Black Lake. It implies that there is something more than the giant squid that lurks in it's waters... it's very haunting.
Author's Response: Thanks, Weirdo! It's another poem I whipped up at the last minute. Those seem to be my best. I actually don't know what else is under there.... See, the inspiration for this was how whenever you go to a lake or a beach you just want to jump in and swim. Anyway, thanks for the review and I hope you'll read what I write in the future!
She stares out across the great expanse of water.
He watches her longing gaze.
My final task for the 'Watching the Mirror' class on the beta boards.
Nominated in the 2010 Quicksilver Quill Awards for Best Non-Canon Romance.
Oh my goodness this story is wonderful! It creates an air of cool repetition and tenseness, This air is good.
The first part is very tense, but still casual. You can kind of see their longing, but it isn't blatantly, annoyingly obvious. You mix it in with reality.I highly enjoy this against the strained longing of other fanfiction stories. You pull it off quite well.
The second part is just too awesome for words. It's intense, but still in touch with all of the senses that they are feeling right then. Great job!
Author's Response: Hi Addy! Thanks for reading and reviewing! I really wanted to show a subtle longing in the first part while bringing in more tension in the second part so I'm glad that came across :)