I'm 30 years old, married and an avid reader.
I love Fantasy books. Some of my favorite Authors include JKR, David Eddings, Tad Williams, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Elizabeth Hayden, and Robert Jordan.
I have a twin sister that betas for me. We have always been best friends and I hope we will stay that way.
I have found a great fondness for taking Hapkido. I'm currently a purple belt, and really having fun since I have gotten my twin, Step-sister, and husband to start coming to class with me. I also have a few other massage therapists from my office that come.
My favorite Animals are penguins. I also have a thing for cats, which led to me writing my first story, Switched.
My first Child was born in June. She is totally amazing, and I can't wait until she is old enough to share Harry with.
You belong in Gryffindor!
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I just read what you have in your story in one shot. I'm really enjoying it!! I really think you get the characters as they should be. George and Fred definitely made an explosive entrance, but that is how it should be! I'm also glad that the entire DA showed up! I really think in that year they would be more focused on things like that. The war is progressing and more people are losing loved ones. I look forward to reading more!! :)
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Cheshlin! To be completely candid, writing this story has been so much fun because I get to write out the scenarios that I hope will happen in Book Seven whilst trading theories with other HP fans! I agree - the war is quite serious now. The upcoming chapter will show just how invested the DA members really are in winning the war. Thanks again!
Wow. Great Chapter. I'm glad that Neville is starting to get his due. Harry's little speach to him was AWESOME. I hope that Luna gets to step up too, but I understand why she hasn't yet. Harry saying he's stronger with Ginny around was great. The hand moving at the end totally made it a cliffy, but that is ok. Makes us want more sooner!! LOL :)
Author's Response: hehehe... Funny how I shoot myself in the foot that way. Means I'll have to get my butt in gear and start writing sooner! Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed Harry and Neville's exchange, and Luna will have her time to shine soon enough. And if I haven't mentioned it yet, I LOVE writing H/G (does it show?). Thanks for coming back, Cheshlin!
That was definitely a WOW! chapter. I like how Harry was able to hold the Inferi off long enough for Hermione and Ginny to get back. Hagrid refusing to leave was so on character. Malfoy helping, and letting Harry use the Hand of Glory was great! The twist of having Malfoy be a werewolf is great. The only problem is that Wolfsbane doesn't stop the transfirmation, it just keeps the mind human. I guess Snape could have found another potion that stopped it all together. If anyone could, it would have been him. Wormtail turning up, is either very good, or very bad. I kinda hope he redeems himself a bit. He betrayed James and Lily, and framed Sirius. Saving Lupin would be a little bit of atonement for him. I will never like him, but there is some reason he was in Griffindor. I want to see why! I really look forward to the next chapter. Thanks for this long installment.
Author's Response: Thanks, Cheshlin! You brought up a really good point - I completely forgot about the limitations of Wolfsbane... However, I'm working on altering that bit to fix the inconsistency. Thanks for bringing that to my attention - I really do want to keep this as faithful as possible to what canon has already established. Also, Wormtail is in a *very* interesting situation now, isn't he? I've spent quite a bit of time ruminating on his fate - I think I've come up with a satisfactory resolution for that plot line considering his unforgivable transgressions. To say more would spoil it, but let's just say I look forward to sharing Chapter 10 :). Thanks again for reviewing!
Wow! That was definitely a battle worth reading. The play between Harry, Ginny, and Voldemort was intriguing. I was so happy to see that Ginny was able to throw off the Imperious curse, though I'm of the mind it wouldn't have worked anyhow. There has to be hate behind the killing curse for it to be effective. She doesn't hate herself, therefore it would have never worked. It was heartbreaking when Harry died. At least he got to say good bye. I also loved him seeing the dead gather round him and help with the chant. I anxiously look for the next chapter.
Wow. You managed to answer all the most important questions! I really look forward to reading how you tie up any loose ends. This was an amazing story. I love how Dumbledore was able to answer why Snape was on the correct side and how he helped Harry decide to go back. I also love how Fawkes showed up in time to help pull him from the deep.
Wow! Another AWESOME chapter! I loved Lupin and his chocolate. Ginny being in the room the entire time was nice too. I loved when Harry woke her up. That was such a great moment. Lupin coming in when Harry was trying to convince everyone of his guilt was perfect timing. Thanks for another great chapter, and I await anxiously for the epilogue!
Author's Response: *blushes* Ginny and the Sleeping Draught was a means to an end, really. I needed her to already be there for the express purpose of giving Harry the chance to wake her - what I call the \"Sleeping Beauty\" moment. :D Totally loved writing, so I\'m thrilled you liked reading it! Thanks so much!
I love a lot of what happened in this chapter. Padma dieing was extremely sad, and I have sympathy for what Parvarti is feeling. Being a twin myself, I can totally understand. The one difference with me, is that I'd be getting some revenge myself. Oh well. Everyone is different. Grawp was wonderful. Hagrid showed up just in time! I hope that Harry is able to protect his friends from the Inferi!! What a cliffie!! LOL Oh well, just makes us want more. I look forward to the next chapter!
Author's Response: I didn't know you were a twin - that's pretty neat :). Anyhoo, it's hard to read it in the scene, but there's an interesting transaction happening between Harry and Parvati that helps to explain why I decided against keeping her around to exact revenge on the DE for Padma's death. Parvati is charging him with that responsibility because she knows that 1) Harry won't let her go back, and 2) Harry is far more likely to succeed than she is in her condition. It's a very strange moment of clarity for her brought on by extraordinary circumstances. Here's why it's important: it's something of a turning point in the story. Harry is just starting to bear the wounds of those around him - but by the time he reaches Voldemort, he will literally be shouldering the weight of everyone's pain and suffering. He'll be stripped bare of his reservations, left with only the raw conviction that, if he dies, he's taking Voldemort with him.
Enough ranting though. Thank you so much for reviewing and I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Cheers!
That was a great chapter! Snape finally showing he is on Harry's side, and dieing to prove it. That was GREAT! His last word being Lily was intrigueing! Harry having to sacrifice himself, that will give me something to ponder. I look forward to the next chapter, and the show down.
Author's Response: Author's Response: You've hit the nail on the head - Snape's fidelity: the proof is in the pudding. I'm so glad you've enjoyed this chapter and I hope the next can live up to this one! Thanks so much :)
Thank you so much for such a wonderful story! I love that we found out much of what happened because Harry was informing his mom and dad. That is so sweet! I also like how he gives them the locket, and moves on with his life. You have done an extraordinary job at writing this story, and I just feel honored to have found it and read it! :) Cyns
I really like how you are adjusting this from the original to make it a story of it's own!! I'm really enjoying reading your version of Remus and Tonks!
I really like this version....but then I like the thought of Tonks and Remus as a couple. I think you are doing well on your first attempt at romance. To me, the best romances are the ones that don't go too far overboard. :)
That was soooooo sweet!! I loved the falling all over each other and just all that you did. It wasn't over done, but it got to the point! :) Thanks for a great little romance!!
That was a very nice talk between Harry and Ginny! I like the way he told her the relationship was just postponed! I also like her remembering a locket! I look forward to reading more!
Author's Response: OMG!!!!! I haven't had any reviews in forever, and then on my birthday, I get four. You all rock!!!! Anyway, I'm very glad you liked it. A lot of people like it that I said the relationship was just postponed. And I thought the mention of the locket would fit so.... Again, I'm very glad you liked it. Thanks for reviewing, you made my birthday even better.
This was another great chapter. Ginny acted wonderfully when her family told her Harry was gone. I am also glad that Harry finally realizes that Remus was just looking out for him. That was a great moment. It is funny that the graveyard man knew him. That was a nice touch. I did find one typo :
Harry awoke immediately to find the young man yelling at him.
I think Young should be old. I hope that Lily is able to tell Harry about R.A.B. I think that is important. I'm glad you were able to update so fast! I look forward to the next chapter.
Author's Response: Gah! I caught that mistake, but I guess I didn\'t change it. Thanks for telling me, I\'ll hop right on and edit it. I will not divulge who are R.A.B. is, or how he will find out his identity. You\'ll just have to wait and see. But I\'ve written up to chapter 13 (I think :P), and I\'m finally getting to the point when R.A.B. is going to be revealed. YAY! Ginny is a fabulous actor, don\'t you think? I liked the graveyard man. He\'s kind of funny actually, because he\'s all nice to Harry, then he yells at him. Anyway, thanks for being such a loyal reader and rewiew! All of your reviews are so much appreciated!
That was a very sweet chapter! Harry liking the decorations, when all the other guys didn't was funny. Weddings are more girly anyhow! hehe. Harry gaping at Ginny like he did was fun. Dobby seems to be very good at seeing things. :) I look forward to the next chapter.
Author's Response: Awwww. You thought it was a sweet chapter. That makes me sooo happy. I loved Harry liking the decorations that was one of my favorite parts. And yes, weddings are more girly. I totally think Harry and Ginny are made for each other. This story may seem like a romance fic, but it's really not. It's more general, like it has action, romance, and adventure. Anyway, I'm so happy that you liked it so much. And thanks for your review.
I really like that chapter. Having Dumbledore get some of his sayings and ideas from Lily is very interesting. It also shows just how bright Lily really was. I also like how Dumbledore seemed to know that Harry was there, learning that from him. I have to say that was a definate 10/10! :)
Author's Response: Yesssssssss!!!!!!! Finally, a review!!!! I'm happy you liked it. It took forever to get it posted though, it was driving me crazy. The whole Lily coming up with the idea of the horcruxes thing I've been thinking about for a long time, and it was finally too much, I had to write it. LOL!!!! And the Dumbledore thing was fun to write, because... well, it was just fun. This, so far, has been my favorite chapter, because it's one of the most important. This had a lot of foreshadowing in it, not telling where, but it did. Heehee... I love to keep y'all excited about the next chapter. Whether I'm doing that or not, I'm not sure, but I hope I am. Anyway, I should wrap this up, so I'll leave saying, thanks for you wonderful review, and for your fabulous 10!!!!!!
That was a very interesting chapter. I don't see why Harry things Remus can't keep anything to himself though. I have never understood that in all the stories that I read. Some of the adults would understand, if Harry could explain the right amount of information without giving away too much. Some of them he could trust will all of it, maybe Remus, Tonks or Hagrid. They are the ones I think are the most trust worthy. SIGH, that is just what I think though. I know he has more reason to trust the "kids", but there are others that would be there for him. I'm done complaining now. That was a great chapter. I think his parents would want him to continue with school also, but he does have things that he needs to do. I look forward to the next chapter.
Author's Response: Wow this is one of the longest reviews ever. I love long reviews. Okay, first off, I'd like to apologize for taking awhile to respond, but I have been really sick, and have not been on the computer for days (very rare for me). Now, back to business. I can't really explain why I had Remus react that way without giving something away. I will tell you that he does have a reason for acting the way he did, and hopefully soon you'll know. Thank you for this wonderful review, and I'll try to get the next chapter up soon.
That was a great chapter. I love all the feelings that are portrayed. I'm glad that Ginny and Harry kissed before he left. That was a great moment. I also love the locket. I'm surprised that someone hasn't figured out already that it was Ginny that helped Harry leave. Oh well, only time will tell. I look forward to reading the next chapter!!!
Author's Response: I\'m glad you think this was a great chapter and that I portray the characters feelings well. It was very important that Harry kissed Ginny, because, for they know, they may never see her again. No one found out about Ginny helping Harry leave because they thought she was in her room on punishment when he left. Therefore, no one really knows what happened. Besideds, of course, Ginny. The next chapter will be up shortly, I promise. It\'s done, been betaed, and is now going off to queue! Thanks for you wonderful review!
That poor boy!! Too bad Harry never learned his name. I hope that Harry isn't able to sneak off by himself. He needs at least one person with him, at least until close to the end. With out the love that he gets from his family and friends, he doesn't stand a chance! At least that is what I believe. I look forward to the next chapter!
Author's Response: I agree, I felt so bad writing about that boy. It was soooo sad. And about the "Harry not going alone," thing.... well you'll see what happens. The next chapter is ready to go up, but the chapter after that isn't. I plan on working on it this weekend, and hopefully will have chapter six up by Tuesday. Thank you for your wonderful review. You should know that you're one of my only faithful reviewers. It always comes appreciated.
That was really cool when Harry got to see all the people that are really important to him, yet in the next world. I hope that he is able to talk to them again. This visit was cut a bit short. It is fun having them be able to help him. I hope that they visit Remus and help him understand not to get into Harry's way! It does seem a bit out of character for him to totally stop Harry like that. Poor Ginny. I hope that she gets to be happy in the end!!
Author's Response: I loved the idea of Harry seeing all of his loved ones in a dream, because I see some of my dead loved ones in dreams sometimes too. Not very often though, probably once every few years. Harry... might see them again... I guess you\'ll have to keep reading to find out. And yes poor Ginny. She goes through so much in this story, but... well, you\'ll find out soon. Remus has his reasons for acting the way he\'s acting, believe me. Well, I guess I\'d better end this. Thank you for you loyal reviews, they are so appreciated.