Hi, I'm Lyra. Pronounced 'Leer-a.' Not 'Lie-ra.' It's not my real name :P
I'm a college sophomore studying Romance languages and education. I used to be an English major but academic writing took up too much of my free-writing time :P 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. p>
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!
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 is my favorite. 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'd say 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 6/26/12
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.
I had a feeling Haley wouldn't mind working with Anatoly! I figured there was more to him than there appeared to be. I also really love your ideas for the Muggle Studies classrooms--the computers, email, photoshop, etc. I know if I went to Hogwarts and they had that, I would take Muggle Studies!
Author's Response: Thank you! I think I'd love Muggle Studies as well. I can see why it's Jordan's favourite class.
Summary: In the beginning, my childhood, the path was clear. Follow the seven rules, go to school, graduate and get married. It was my duty as well as my destiny.
Yet, starting on my seventeenth birthday, a series of events caused everything I had ever known to change. A single boy broke through into my sheltered existence and made me rethink everything I had ever thought. Suddenly I was faced with a new future, an alternative destiny. One that was entirely unknown.
In the end I had to choose.
Abuse is only verbal and Sexual Situations are mild.
I like the sunflower metaphor. I also like the warm/cold symbol going on (how Andromeda is and icicle and Ted is trying to melt her). Your metaphors are really good!
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you like them!
I like where this is heading. The idea for the family code is a really good idea and definitely seems like something the Black family would do. I like Andromeda's characterization a lot, because that's how I imagined her--trying to break away from the way others see her because of her family. Oh, and the song lyrics are a neat idea. I come up with songs to match my story chapters too (except they're not in the story because some are kind of a stretch). :) Definitely continue this!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review :). I'm glad you are enjoying the story and the song lyrics. Actually, I put the next chapter in the queue this morning. It's called, "The Survival of the Sunflower." Crossing my fingers that it comes through. :)
Summary: Andromeda spends her first Christmas with Teddy, which is also her first Christmas without her husband and daughter.
This is a Winter Snows entry by Sly Severus of Slytherin for a Reflecting Christmas.
This was great! It was really sad, thinking about the family Andromeda lost. For a while I forgot that Bellatrix killed Tonks, but this reminded me. Even if the series ended happy for Harry, it didn't for all the characters and this story shows how the war affected someone else. It was really good.
Author's Response: Thanks so much. And yes, the story ended happily for Harry. But not for most of the characters I liked. DH traumatized me! Anyway, thanks for the review!
How many people does it take to cause a ruckus? Four: The three Dursleys, and a Ministry of Magic official. The Dursleys have no boat to get off the island in the first book, so a Magic official arrives to help them. Let the chaos, begin.
Note: language warning just to be safe- there are no real swears in here
I can see this turning into a really funny story. I love it when an author takes an aspect of canon that is unexplained and creates a story around it! This is a good idea, and Uncle Vernon is very in-character!
Author's Response: Thank you! I love missing moments as well, and when you add in Dudley... so much fun :) Thank you again for your comments, and the second chapter should be up soon-ish!
Hugo doesn't remember the last time Aunt Muriel came to stay, but Rose does...
Aw, so cute! I like how you have a story written in poem form. I know that's not easy to do. It has a nice flow, too.
Author's Response: Thank you! I admire poets who meticulously craft poems with exact syllables stressed and whatnot. I can only play it by ear and hope it "sounds right" to readers too! :)
Summary: Black daughters are born and raised to marry wealthy pureblood wizards, but Andromeda broke all the rules. This is the story of why, how and when she fell in love with the man she defied traditions for.
This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for the February Challenge - Forbidden Love. And AHEM! It won the fisrt place. ;)
Many thanks to Apurva (DracoGurlFurever) for her quick and excellent work, and also to Bine luinrina for her patience. Plus, I am not J.K.Rowling. *sigh*
I went looking through the 'other pairings' section in search of Black family romance, and this story didn't disappoint! Ted/Andromeda is one of my favorite ships and I found the way you wrote it very interesting. I like how Andromeda is very snippish and angry, because I usually imagine her as kind of naive and sweet. This provides a different point of view, one where it is harder for her to break away from her family's beliefs than I imagined it to be. This was also very well-written. You have a definite style with the way the story is broken into little narratives and snappy sentences. Keep writing :)