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Hi, I'm Lyra. Pronounced 'Leer-a.' Not 'Lie-ra.'

I'm a college junior studying languages and education. Since first grade I've wanted to get published. My life goal is to get one novel published, and once that happens I'll shoot higher.

I got into the HP fanfiction craze after I finished DH and craved more HP. After seeing OotP, I became a huge Bellatrix fan upon seeing Helena Bonham Carter's fantastic portrayal of her and couldn't resist writing my own fic about her!

HP stats:

Favorite Books (in order): 5, 3, 4, 7, 6, 2, 1

Favorite Movie (sort of in order): 7 pt 1, 1, 6, 2, 7 pt 2, 4, 3, 5

Favorite Characters: Hermione, Bellatrix, Tonks, Narcissa, Andromeda, Sirius, Ginny, Luna, Remus, Hagrid, Fred, and George.

Favorite Ships: Remus/Tonks. I support Luna/Neville (is it just me, or does it seem like everyone except Jo shipped them?). I ship all the Black sisters with whoever they're really with (Narcissa/Lucius, Andromeda/Ted, and Bellatrix/Rodolphus--NOT Bella/Voldy). Also, Hedwig/Pidwigeon is adorable, as is Lyra/Theodore (read 'Daughter of the Dark Side!')

Ship I Dislike: BELLA/VOLDY! Voldemort can't love; he would never be with Bellatrix!

The main reason I joined MNFF is to post Daughter of the Dark Side, my AU fic about how the series would turn out if Bellatrix had a daughter. I wrote it from Summer 2007-Spring 2008 as a way to cope with post-Deathly Hallows stress disorder. If you like the Black family, you will probably enjoy it!

At this point I've pretty much moved on from fanfiction, but I will still respond to every review I receive. Thanks for continuing to read my stuff after so many years!

About my stories:

Daughter of the Dark Side: My main fic. It is centered around Lyra, the daughter of Bellatrix and Rodolphus Lestrange. It was chosen as a featured story, so I guess it's worth checking out.

A Torn Family's Fate: A poem about the members of the Black family and what happened to them.

Not All Stories Have A Happy Ending: Read this if you're a fan of Teddy Lupin and felt terrible that he never got to met his parents! It involves the Resurrection Stone...

The Marauders: A poem about what happened to the Marauders throughout the whole series.

Last updated 12/13/13

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A Warning by Sly Severus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: A dream leaves visions of chilling things to come. But what will happen when the warning is ignored?

An entry for the New Years Challenge, the Dreams prompt by Sly Severus of Slytherin House.
Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 01/20/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved this! I like how Bellatrix regrets killing Sirius. I like to believe that there is more to her than just insanity and that she is a person with feelings just like everyone else, so I thought this was great!

Author's Response: I\'m a huge Bella fan. *hugs Bella* She\'s the lead in many of my stories and always has a lot more to her character than the norm. Thanks for the review.\r\n\r\n

The E-Journal of an Evil Janitor by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It's the sequel to "The Dark Lord's Blog," guys! (And girls... and, I don't know, gender-neutral people and centaurs and walruses and parameciums and shrubs and stuff.)

Several months have passed since Filch came into possession of Voldemort's magical powers, and he has taken over Hogwarts.

With Filch serving as The Dark Lord Snoogerblossom, the position of Hogwarts caretaker/janitor is open. Seeing as Voldemort wants his magical powers back, he and his extremely attractive new sidekick, Mungo Phelps, go undercover at Hogwarts, with Mungo posing as a transfer student and Voldemort posing as the new janitor. Wacky high-jinks ensue.

Join Voldemort as he tries to get back his magic, kill Harry Potter, steal Gryffindor's sword to make a shiny new Horcrux, romance Minerva McGonagall, discover Sirius's secret to becoming a chick magnet, and swallow a teaspoon of his pride to mop up spills the Muggle way and wear an unflattering uniform! WARNING: Extremely silly and very out-of-character.

If you haven't read "The Dark Lord's Blog," well, what are you doing? GO READ IT NOW! Just click on my author name and you'll be directed to my chaotic author page, which lists all my wacky stories.

This is on hiatus, dudes. Ooh! But it was twice nominated by nice (and insane) people for the Best Humour Fic award in the Quicksilver Quills thingy!

Also, some wonderful loony nominated Mungo Phelps for Best Male OC, making him if possible even more conceited! (No one had the heart to tell Mungo that he was designed as an example of a terrible OC.)

EXCITING NEWS! "The E-Journal of an Evil Janitor" is now continued as a Twitter blog! Go to Twitter dot com and find thedarklord666. Voldy's waiting!
Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 05/02/09 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Enter The OC. Dramatically.

All right, so I know this is an older story but it's Saturday night, I'm bored, and I wanted a laugh :) I don't think I've ever read about an OOC Voldy who is so believable! This inspires me to write humor fics but the only good HP one I've ever produced involved making fun of my middle school teachers... : /

Voldy is incredible! This story and The Dark Lord's blog are classics on MNFF and I frequently come back to them just because they are so hilarious! I'm sure I'm not the only fan who will always read these!

Btw, if Voldy has Parentheses Overuse Anonymous, does that mean there is such thing as Ellipses Overuse Anonymous? I could use it...


Potter's Pentagon: The Five (Book One) by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: WARNING! This story contains a jingle-bell antler headband, a shower of potatoes, boy/girl mushiness, underwear karaoke, family trouble, an excessively adorable werewolf, death, the song "Werewolves of London," betrayal, and the word 'Jordan' five times in a row near the beginning of chapter seven.

Twenty-one years after Voldemort's defeat, five fourth-years are faced with a new threat. Will all of the five stay true to the light side? Will they all emerge whole in the end? Will Jordan Potter ever get a life? You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll gasp, you'll sigh! Part one in a trilogy!

Well, after much deliberation and consideration, I've decided to submit my future-gen trilogy! This particular installment is three years old, so it's definitely different from my current writing style, but I'm quite fond of the characters.

DH is disregarded. It's a total coincidence that one of the main characters is named Ted Lupin.

Starring Quicksilver Quills 2008 Best Male Original Character runner-up Jordan Potter, Best Female Original Character nominees Ivy Potter, Haley Potter, and Emma Weasley, and Best Male Original Character nominee Ted Lupin!

Five times nominated (once for each member of Potter's Pentagon!) for the Best Post-Hogwarts story in the 2007 Quicksilver Quills Awards, and nominated for Best Post-Hogwarts story in the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Awards...

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 01/14/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: In Which The Stage Is Set

This is good! I love your choice of names, especially Haley and Emma. Both are two of my favorite names in the world! Anyway, I already like the characters' personalities right from the start. I think Emma is my favorite.

Author's Response: Thanks very much! I\'ve always loved the name Emma, but oddly, I\'ve never liked the name Haley much. Ah, well. I\'m glad you like Emma, because she doesn\'t seem like a very popular character.

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 01/23/08 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: In Which Professor Potter Takes the Reins

Aw! And yay, the Potters are adopting Ivy! Now she'll really be part of the family :)

Author's Response: Yep! I\'m glad, too, although it makes the story a bit more difficult to write (not knowing when to use the term \'dad\' and stuff when I\'m talking about Malfoy or Harry, etc.)

A Day at the Spa by Nevilles Girl

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Dear Mister Snape,
We are very pleased to present you with this once in a lifetime offer: A free day at Deena’s Magical Day Spa! Just Apparate to the address below and present this coupon to redeem your prize! We hope to see you there!
Deena’s Magical Day Spa

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 01/14/08 Title: Chapter 1: A Day at the Spa

Ew, Hermione had to touch Snape's hair! At least he finally gets the shampoo he needed all his life! This was really funny!

Author's Response: Thanks for your review!

Potter's Pentagon: The Truth (Book Two) by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
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!
Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 07/17/08 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13: In Which Lee Comes To Light

Ooh, great ending! A lot of things made me laugh, like the reference to the Geico commercial and Haley's last line. Oh, and when Emma calls Zabini Mr. Potato Head.

Anyway, I really like Emma as an OC, but I also like Ivy and of course Ted. My least favorite is probably Tyrone...though I shouldn't say that because I've written a story with a character similar to him, I just realized. I probably relate to Arden the most, or maybe Vladislav because I want to be a writer and record everything on paper.

Just so you know, I love this series and will have to read the third.

Author's Response: Thanks so much, Lyra! And I'm glad you like the ending. I can see why you don't like Tyrone-- he's a bit of a flat character in this one. I think you'll grow to love him in the third book, though; you see so much more of who he really is in it. I didn't want to reveal TOO much of his personality at once, because I want the reader to get to know him along with Emma. Yeah, I can definitely see how a lot of people on this site might relate to Vlad! I hope the third story gets validated soon... I'm really looking forward to that being accepted.

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 04/25/08 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10: In Which Our Heroes Get Ready To Rumble

So I've read the first book and everything up to this in book two and I love it! The Vladithingy part made me laugh out loud and I like how Jordan told Giorgi about being a wizard. I wish I could be her, suddenly taken into the HP world! Can't wait for more!

Author's Response: Wow, thanks! You never know, there may be a Jordan living right next door to you... be kind to socially awkward nerd boys, and you may get to meet Harry Potter\'s son!

Calliope and Thalia and Their Inspiration by lucilla_pauie

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Callie and Lia, a Gryffindor and a Slytherin. A lady and a tomboy. Two opposite souls. Two sisters. Separated at birth by circumstances they are determined to discover... and undo. Yes, after being reunited, the siblings plan to reunite their parents as well. Let’s see them accomplish House Unity, too!

“It’s our rule not to dredge up past things, remember?”

This rule is about to be broken.

~Inspired by a worldwide beloved film.

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 01/25/08 Title: Chapter 5: Their story

I have read all the other chapters in this and I love it! I can't wait for more! I'm not really a fan of Draco/Hermione but I have to make an exception for this one!

Beyond by clumsywerewolf2438

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Remus to Tonks after he dies, but before she does.
Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 02/26/08 Title: Chapter 1: Beyond

This is so sweet! RL/NT is the best ship ever and I was so sad because they had to die so soon! I like how this is from Remus's perspective, and I can imagine him saying this easily. Great job!

PS: It is perfectly acceptable to write fanfiction during a math class!

Author's Response: Thanks! Remus/Tonks is my OTP, so I always write stuff about them, whether it\'s math, science, English or Painfully-Gruelling-Tortorous-Chamber-of-Death-Also-Known-as-Gym-Class. Thanks for reviewing!

Dear Teddy by fairy lights

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Right before she runs off to battle, Tonks writes a letter to Teddy.
Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 01/14/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Loved it! This shows the motherly side of Tonks that isn't really seen in the books, which is what makes it interesting. It was really sad but also happy because Tonks knows she's making a difference.

Author's Response: thank you! i wasreally curious about the kind of mother tonks was...so i figured id give it a shot.

No - Go by RomioneLoverx

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: A Ron/Hermione piece from Seamus's P.O.V.
Over the years Seamus starts refering to Hermione as a 'no-go', but when the Graduation Ball rolls around will Ron finally take the hints Seamus has been dropping and ask Hermione?


“Don’t worry – Hermione’s a no-go, we all know that right Weasley?” I grin.

He’s certainly wasn’t happy at this moment and told me in no uncertain terms to “Bloody well piss off!”
Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 01/23/08 Title: Chapter 1: No-Go

Seamus's POV--interesting idea! I liked this! It was funny and you wrote the characters very well.

Luna's Truth or Dare by Hutchinson

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: What happens when Luna challenges her friends to a game of Truth or Dare?
Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 07/17/08 Title: Chapter 10: S.P.E.W and Truth

This story is so entertaining! I can't wait to see if the Slytherins get them back. I'm also looking forward to seeing more of Luna's actions!

Author's Response: Firstly, I love your penname! I assume "Lyra" is a nod to the main character of the Dark Materials trilogy. You'll definitely see some more back-and-forth in this prank war between houses, as well as more Truth or Dare, and Luna's spotlight in the midst of it all. Thanks for reading!

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 07/31/08 Title: Chapter 11: Clever Tricks and Cute Bums

Aw, poor Hermione! I felt terrible for her! But Ron's idea was pretty funny. I also like the bumblebee earrings--very Luna! I was scrolling down and then the chapter ended just like that, so I can't wait to find out what happens next!

Author's Response: I'll try to have the next chapter up as soon as possible. Right now, I'm waiting for the next issue of "To Draco, With Love" to be approved. Sorry about the cliffie!

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 03/26/08 Title: Chapter 2: Boxers and Beans

This was very funny! I think the characters are very IC. I like the Bertie Botts part because it brought back memories! Keep writing!

Author's Response: Ooh, what memories did it bring back? Any funny ones you\'d like to share? Thanks for your feedback... it\'s hard sometimes to keep everyone in character and I feel loads better knowing that I\'m doing alright at it!\r\n

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 12/13/08 Title: Chapter 13: Bits and Pieces

Short but funny! I can't wait to see what Ron does. I hope Hermione forgives him! I also want to say that I like how you characterized Crabbe and Goyle. Only they wouldn't know whether to choose truth or dare!

Author's Response: I love your author name combination! Happy news: I updated the new chapter just a few hours ago! I hope you all enjoy it. You'll definitely have your answer about Hermione forgiving Ron, but Ron makes it very difficult for her! Thanks for the note about Crabbe and Goyle - I usually avoid writing them because they're hard to write, but I'm giving them some scenes in the next chapter....!

A Black Tonks by Mistletoe

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: It's the biggest battle I've ever faced in my life: my blood or my love? The two can be ambiguous, but in my case, they are black and white, day and night. I had been seemingly repressed by my family for too long, so I did the one thing that allowed me a choice. I ran away.

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 03/30/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was really good! I like how it is in first person and really liked the line 'face our demons.' I was looking for a good story to read about the Blacks, so I'm glad I found this one!

Voldemort: The Psycho Dark Lord of Hogsmeade (Sweeney Todd Gone Potter) by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: The final installment of my set of Broadway musical spoofs about Voldemort's life!

This is Stephen Sondheim's brilliant musical, Sweeney Todd, but drastically warped and twisted by me. If you ever wanted to hear a song where Voldemort tries to encourage Fenrir to eat various Potterverse characters, this is the fic for you.

My other two spoofs about Voldemort, those of Les Miserables and Wicked, can be found on my profile. I've also got spoofs of Phantom of the Opera, High School Musical, and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Enjoy!
Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 06/10/08 Title: Chapter 1: SWEENEY TIME

This is amazing! It really shows similarities between Sweeney Todd and Voldemort. I was listening to the music as I read the songs!

Author's Response: Oh my, thanks! I don\'t get many reviews for this, so each one\'s a treat.

Potter's Pentagon: The Past (Book Three) by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: The final installment in the Potter’s Pentagon Trilogy. Read “The Five” and “The Truth” first, myess? Okay!

WARNING! Contains Muggle adventures in Diagon Alley, unusual eyebrows, cheesy clichés galore, psycho Ted, the not-so-lost years of Merlin, a school-wide singalong, the old potato joke, Tyrone’s Princess Bride obsession, Emma’s stubborn denial of the existence of Tyrone’s mustache, a graphic death, a joke shop product as a major plot device, hobo Jordan, Jordan hugging, Jordan pulling pranks, time travel, the Love Shack, angst, and worst of all, Professor Zabini.

It’s the sixth year for Potter’s Pentagon and company, and our heroes learn that in the wizarding world, coming of age has a somewhat weightier significance. Students are busy with an Inter-House Unity Project, Jordan is having weird dreams, Pansy and Ophidias Malfoy have been released from Azkaban, Professor Zabini has a mysterious project of his own, and almost everyone is acting strangely. Meanwhile, at the Ministry of Magic, a man with a vendetta against Ron Weasley is trying his hardest to get him in the biggest trouble possible. Is the only way to save him to travel into the past?

New talents are discovered, new friendships form and old ones change, pasts are dredged up, and, of course, there’s lots of good old-fashioned snogging. And one of the five kills for the first time… while another becomes a casualty of war.

Starring 2008 Quicksilver Quills Best Male Original Character runner-up Jordan Potter, Best Female Original Character nominees Ivy Potter, Haley Potter, Emma Weasley, and Giorgi Anderson, and Best Male Original Character nominee Ted Lupin! Nominated for 2008 Quicksilver Quills Best Post-Hogwarts Story.
Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 11/26/08 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8: In Which Emma Has A Birthday Adventure

I was laughing my head off through this chapter, mostly through the Tyrone parts (Hello Kitty, Love Shack, etc.). I like this story because even though it's HP fanfiction and fantasy, it seems real, like high school with a HP/humorous twist. Although I'm very concerned about Jordan's vision of Emma! She's my favorite character and I hope nothing bad happens!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I love Tyrone; he's loads of fun to write. And it's a huge compliment to say that my stories feel real-- that was kind of more of what I was going for after reading a bit TOO much angsty fanfiction.

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 07/31/08 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: In Which Ivy Avoids Attack Chickens, But Not Hadrian Bellowes

Yay for Ivy! I like this chapter because even though it's heartwarming, there are still bits of humor that make it interesting, like when Emma takes the candy from Haley and eats it. I'm not sure why, but I found that incredibly funny! I feel bad for Chester. At first he creeped me out because the 'spidery' fingers made me think of Voldemort, but when it said he was a Squib, I felt really bad. As always, can't wait for more!

PS: Malfoy's middle name is perfect.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked this chapter... I was a bit worried about it. The Emma candy eating is, unfortunately, rather in character for her (I say unfortunately because those around her are constantly duped of their candy. :( Hehe.) Yeah, I feel bad for Chester, too-- the 'spidery' fingers are in reference to Ollivander from the Harry Potter books, but you're right-- they DID use that word for Voldemort. So glad you liked Malfoy's middle name... I had fun with that, myself.

Reviewer: Lyra Lestrange Signed
Date: 07/09/10 Title: Chapter 28: Epilogue: There And Back Again

Hi! It's been a super long time since I've reviewed this. Like over a year. I didn't stop reading, though--I was just way behind on the chapters and decided to review once I'd finished it all.

Anyway, fantastic story, of course. Your characters are written so well and the humor really tops everything off! Emma's my favorite for some reason, though Ted and Ivy are probably next. I'm not sure why I like Emma. She's very like Ron, which makes her hilarious, so maybe that's why. I can't think of a single favorite scene, but pretty much anything involving Professor Zabini and potatoes was highly amusing :)

Congratulations on finishing. I know I'm a little behind on the times, but still. I'll have to read Pride and Prejuiced Plums if I get around to it :) Again, this was an amazing trilogy!