I'm an American college student trying to figure out my writing strengths & styles by playing around with J.K. Rowling's ideas. The Harry Potters books were a huge part of my childhood, and I hope my stories do them justice.
Summary: This poem tells of a possible reason why Hermione enjoys the company of books so much - she is hiding her feelings in them.
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.
Summary: Songfic based upon the song 'Same Auld Lang Syne' by Dan Fogelberg. Professional Quidditch player Ron Weasley and Ministry of Magic employee Hermione Granger meet at the Leaky Cauldron late on Christmas eve and converse for the first time in years. As they part, Ron realizes something huge.
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
Summary: A Mudblood and a Black princess. It had to have begun a little — if not very — painfully. The Mudblood couldn’t be too bold, and the Black princess had limits as to lowering her chin. Before it blossomed unhindered, Ted and ‘Dromeda’s romance began with hints.
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! ^_^
Summary: Stella Prewett has been waiting to attend Hogwarts for as long as she can remember. Her first year surpasses her expectations by far; in addition to dull lessons and tangled castle corridors, there are ill-behaved cousins, Qudditch tryouts, and, of course, the lovable James Potter and his mischievous friends.
Meanwhile, Lord Voldemort's threat to the peaceful Wizarding world has increased. Stella, as a member of a prominent pureblood family, must choose her loyalties with care.
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!
Summary: Harry chooses life.
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!
Summary: Isla was born into a well-known and respected family: the Blacks. She grew up with their traditions and was proud to be who she was – until she met someone who showed her that what she knew was not the only world.
Follow a young witch through her teenage years and discover how a traditional one will change and rebel against what she believed was the only truth.
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.
Summary: There is no villain. There is no hero. There is only redemption and damnation, success and failure. (Regulus, and growing up in all the wrong ways.)
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.
Summary: (1946)Tom Riddle is nineteen years old, and has already created four Horcruxes: the Cup, the Diadem, the Ring, and the Locket. But now he sets sail for India, to capture and tame the legendary snake Nagini, in the hot deserts of Rajasthan. India, currently under the British rule, is unfamiliar to him, and he needs a guide.
Anupama Patil is the perfect woman for him. Nineteen herself, only she has the power to make this handsome young man angry. Only she can resist his charms...but will he be able to resist hers?
Violence is ripping across the country as the natives try to drive the British out. In the middle of this havoc, can two teenagers fulfill their wishes?
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!
Summary: Narcissa always wanted to be free. Family duty told her to suck in her pride and become the woman she never wanted to be. And she did...At least until she found him.
All warnings are pretty slight, but I do not want to offend anyone. Also, this is courtesy Emily_the_poet of Ravenclaw house.
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!
Summary: I always wondered what made the Sorting Hat put Remus in Gryffindor, because it seemed to me that he was a Ravenclaw at heart. He never acted particularly brave, and he was always studying... Something made me wonder if the reason he was in Gryffindor had something to do with his mysterious disapperances. *Told from James's point of view.*
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
Summary: She has unerringly distilled my problem to that of a simple choice: James or Lily?
This was written for the Dumbledore's Hat Fic Exchange in the SBBC. The prompt was the following quote: “If we are to be damned, let us be damned for what we really are.”
Rachel, this is for you.
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.
Summary: It's 1959 and Persephone Marcello is in her seventh year at Hogwarts. She's fairly apathetic about the whole matter; the only thing her parents want her to do is marry a rich man while she's still young and have lots of children. But everything around her is changing. She and her sisters are growing older, her friends are falling in love, and she's afraid she might be, too. All of a sudden, nothing seems certain anymore, and Persephone is absolutely terrified.
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Original Character: Persephone Marcello
I just started reading this fic, and I went through all 23 chapters in one sitting. It's addictive! And now you've left me with a terribly suspenseful cliffhanger! Argh! But seriously, this story is different than anything I've read here - bolder, somehow - and it's intriguing. Honestly I'm not a big fan of Rickert and I hope that Persephone comes out at the end without him, just a better understanding of herself. I'm glad she's broken away from her family's expectations, but I think she could do better than someone like Rickert. Anyway, this is your story and none of my opinions actually matter; my point, in conclusion, is that your story had really gotten to me and made me think, so thank you for that, and keep writing!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I know, I myself actually alternate between loving Rickert and hating him; it's kind of weird. Anyway, thank you for reviewing!
Summary: This is a poem about the story of Dumbledore and Snape. It all began beneath a willow tree...
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
Summary: Sometimes it is not enough to see with the eyes alone. Aurelia, scarred from birth by a curse is tired of being judged by her face alone. But can she let go of her fears enough to learn to love and trust another?
A Fairytale written for the May One shot challenge by coppercurls of Hufflepuff.
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.
Summary: Andromeda dances when she thinks no one is watching. An encounter with her sister proves her wrong.
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!!
Summary: Some time after Harry died in the final battle, Ginny reflects on her feelings.
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..
Summary: Every morning Ron arrives at the shop and wakes up George with a cup of tea. One morning, however, George doesn't wake up.
This started as a 500 word drabble for my DADA class and turned into a 2000 word one-shot instead, before becoming two chapters. The prompt for my drabble was to use an overdose so be warned that this fic is not a happy one. It is actually I lot darker than I really imagine the Weasley family being after the war, but this is what came out when I started writing and I think it is possible.
please note that the warning is for attempted suicide only
An epilogue has arrived and I promise that I have now finished, though I have found this interesting to write so I may carry on with this version of the Weasley family at some point
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.