The Harry Potters books were a huge part of my childhood, and I hope my stories do them justice.
I thought this poem had a lot of truth to it; Hermione definitely loved her books because she was afraid to show her emotions. My favorite line was "Apathy is an elixir of a unique kind" - that was really well expressed. Keep writing!
Author's Response: Thank you so much!!! You have no idea how happy your review made me... By the way, that\'s my favorite line too. : )\r\nI am so grateful to you for your encouragement.
I've never heard this song, but the lyrics seemed to suit your story and your mood. I think you really captured the maturity and wistfulness of the characters, which must have been hard because they didn't have either when they were at school. It was a sad ending, but it felt right. Brilliant job!
Author's Response: *is bowled over by the sincerity and praise*\r\nTh-th-thank you. . . *glances around to make sure you aren\'t talking to someone else*\r\n\r\nIt wasn\'t actually that hard to give Ron\'s character a little more maturity and to tone down Hermione\'s know-it-all-ness, but I\'m flattered by your attention to that. \r\nAnd yes, it was a sad ending, but I felt that it needed to end that way. Like you said, it felt right.\r\n\r\nThank you for the amazing review, for reading the story and for the wonderful compliments!\r\nI apologize for how long this reply took to get to you; RL has been crazy this weekend.\r\nAgain, thanks!\r\n~Katie
Originally created for the SPEW Lovenotes~
I thought this seemed like a really accurate depiction of the internal struggles Ted and Andromeda faced when they began to realize they liked each other. I always wondered how their relationship could have ever begun, especially with Andromeda's upbringing. This really made them into multidimentional characters. And your writing was awesome too.
Author's Response: Thank you, Rachel! ^_^
What a creative beginning! That was a brilliant way to start off a story from Stella's point of view. I can't wait to see what her first memory of the marauders will be.
Author's Response: Ahh, thank you =] I love tying in pre- or post-Trio stories with things that happen directly in the books because it makes everything seem more realistic and relatable, rather than a bunch of OC\'s floating around with no real purpose. I hope you enjoy the next chapters!
Woah...that's pretty much my reaction. It must have been difficult to say what you wanted while maintaining a rhyming pattern. Usually trying to rhyme hurts the flow of a poem, but yours sounded like something published in the New Yorker. Your words made a lot of sense to me, and expressed emotion extremely well. I can't wait to read more of your poetry!
It started with a Christmas visit and his father's question. "If you patrol during the day, who takes the night watch?" Charlie's search for an answer leads to his discovery of a nocturnal keeper named Nadia...and a thirteenth use for dragons' blood.
I just read all 5 chapters in about 20 minutes. What a great story! I love the combination of wizards, vampires, and werewolves, and the way you have portrayed their separate societies. I'm impatient for Charlie and Nadia to get together already, but at the same time I'm worried about what they could do in the long term - I mean, Charlie's going to age and Nadia's...not. So will he ask her to bite him? Keep posting chapters, I need to know what happens!
Wow, I thought I was a fast reader! *tips hat*
I want you to worry, so you'll keep reading, :D I'm almost finished with the next chapter, so you'll find out what happens...in part...soon!
No wonder Isla wants to go to Hogwarts so badly! I hope the next chapter is about her leaving home...I don't know how much punishment I can stand to read about. But this story really gets the point across about pureblood disciplinary action. I can't wait for Isla to meet the someone who will teach her to rebel - right now she's a bit too subservient for my liking. Keep writing, for your first fic this is brilliant!
Author's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you! I\'m flattered by your comment. Stay tuned to see when the \"someone\" enters Isla\'s life, it shall get interesting. Thanks for reading and reviewing.\r\n\r\nI\'ve submitted chapter two, so hopefully the story will continue soon and you can find out whether or not Isla is leaving. (By the way, I\'ve already written five chapters, and chapter six is currently with my beta.)\r\n\r\nPlease don\'t worry about the punishments. In my opinion the one in the first chapter is the worst. Thanks again for your kind words.
This sketch of Regulus's life made me hate him and pity him at the same time. The way you showed his confusion about his identity was both subtle and stabbing, from his jealousy of his brother to his crush on Alice. And your style of writing, with all the italics and parenthases, added a lot to the mood. This made me see a new side of Regulus, as well as more major characters, and it was amazing.
Well, I'm hooked. I love reading Tom/OC, and stories that take place in other countries, and historical settings - so basically, this is exactly what I've been waiting for. I hope you post the next chapter soon!
Author's Response: *squee* Thanks! Tom/OC is my OTP ;) I\'m Indian, so this is going to be FUN! I\'ll post it soon, don\'t worry! *huggles*
Winner of the 2008 Quick Silver Quills Award for Best General Story.
The first book in the Alexandra Quick series.
The war against Voldemort never reached America, but all is not well there. When 11-year-old Alexandra Quick learns she is a witch, she is plunged into a world of prejudices, intrigue, and danger. Who wants Alexandra dead, and why?
This story is canon-compliant with the Harry Potter universe, but the characters and settings are all original. I've put a lot of work into envisioning a world as detailed as the original series; I hope you enjoy it.
ewww, a rat cupcake! I'm glad Alex didn't eat it. Now I'm impatient to know who Alex's father is, and what is up with Dean Grimm. Can't wait for what's coming next!
This is probably the most creative story I've read on mugglenet. I love Alexandra, and I love the American wizarding world (especially the ice cream)! I'm especially curious about Charmbridge Academy and how it will differ from Hogwarts. Can't wait for more!
Even though Narcissa never did this, your writing makes it sound like she could have. My favorite phrase was "honeysuckle eyes" - I thought that was wonderfully telling. The idea of freedom winning out in the end was especially uplifting. Keep on writing!
That was just about the sweetest thing I ever read. I particularly liked the part when Peter thought Remus had been eaten by a werewolf, then that his grandfather was a werewolf. That bit of humor during a horrifying scene fit just right. Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing! I\'m very glad you liked it, and it\'s great to hear that my attempts at humor worked out! Thanks again!\r\n -ServalSpirit
That was so, so sad to read, but so good too. Both Sirius and Lily were in character, even though you showed a side of Sirius that's more sensitive than usual. I especially liked the way it ended, not only because it kept it canon, but because it proved that Sirius is loyal to his friends over everyone else. This was a brilliant story!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! To me, Sirius has never been quite as tough as he\'s been portrayed in many stories and I\'m glad you liked his more sensitive side.
Awesome poem! Just one nitpicky thing - in the last line of the first stanza, did you mean to say 'perilous' where you wrote 'parlous'?
Author's Response: Well, apparently \"parlous\" is an older word that means the same as \"perilous.\" I was trying to get a two syllable word so the line wouldn\'t stick out. >.< So parlous it will remain, unless you have any suggestions? :D
I'm not usually a fan of Dramione, but this fic was so like a Grimm's Fairy Tale that I loved it. The idea behind it was beuatiful, and it was beautifull written.
Author's Response: Thank you, I\'m glad you liked it! Fairytales are one of my favorite genres of story and I had fun being another Grimm or Anderson.
This was inspired! I love the way dancing stands for freedom and innocence, and how you allowed Andromeda to see Bellatrix behind her haughty demeanor, the way she would appear to someone who has known her forever. I can really relate to what Bella says she can't dance because it's childish - older siblings do that all the time, just to prove they're more mature. This was a great idea!
Author's Response: Thank you so much!!
I like the way you brought magic into a poem that could otherwise have come from anyone's perspective. The idea of a heart transfigured from gold to rock brings a perfect picture to mind. Great job!
Author's Response: whoops.. I accidentally responded with a new review..! Anyway, still glad you liked it..
I think this fic was an accurate depiction of what the Weasley's would have gone through after Fred's death. It isn't nice, it isn't happy, but it makes sense. Your writing was excellent, too.
Author's Response: Thanks, I\'m glad that you can imagine the Weasley\'s reacting like this after the war and I\'m especially pleased that you like my writing. \r\nThanks for the review.
Wow this story rocked! It was expertly written and all the characters were nearly exactly how I imagined them. Amazing job! I hope you start another story soon.