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Real name: Rachel
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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.
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Hermione's Books by undesirable_number1
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: This poem tells of a possible reason why Hermione enjoys the company of books so much - she is hiding her feelings in them.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 119 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/19/08 Updated: 04/20/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 04/20/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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.

 

Same Auld Lang Syne by Katie616
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 12]

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.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 2305 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/04/08 Updated: 05/15/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/15/08 Title: Chapter 1: songfic

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

 

Hints by lucilla_pauie
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

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~



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1607 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/05/08 Updated: 05/07/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/07/08 Title: Chapter 1: Hints

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! ^_^

 

The Start of an Era by Orchideous
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

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.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4104 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
05/06/08 Updated: 07/22/09


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/15/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

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!

 

Begin and End by Magical Maeve
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Harry chooses life.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 104 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/08/08 Updated: 05/08/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/08/08 Title: Chapter 1: Beginning and End

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!

 

The Midnight Watch by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 65]

Summary:

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.



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 28776 Chapters: 10 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/10/08 Updated: 12/27/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 09/02/08 Title: Chapter 5: Friends

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!

Author's Response:

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!

 

 

Shining Through Blackness by luinrina
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 49]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIsla 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.

~ * ~


Due to plot development in chapters nine and ten I've changed the warning from "None" to "Sexual Situations" for the rest of the story. In some chapters there are still punishments which do not qualify as “Abuse”; those are meant as reprimands for bad behaviour, a common method in the middle of the nineteenth century. If you can’t stand children being smacked by parents or others as well as any sexual situation occuring, do not read that story. You have been warned…


Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 75406 Chapters: 17 Completed: No
Published:
05/14/08 Updated: 05/22/10


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/18/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One - 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.

 

Stasis by Wings of the Morning
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 6]

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.)

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Dubious Consent

Word count: 4017 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/17/08 Updated: 05/17/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/18/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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?

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 4668 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
05/19/08 Updated: 09/14/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/26/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: 1947

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*

 

Summary: Past Featured Story

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.



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 164441 Chapters: 29 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/20/08 Updated: 07/09/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 06/17/08 Title: Chapter 23: Field Trip

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!

 
Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/28/08 Title: Chapter 1: The Naiad Pond

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!

 

Where We Walk by Emily_the_Poet
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 3]

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.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse

Word count: 2600 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/22/08 Updated: 05/26/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/26/08 Title: Chapter 1: Spanish Eyes

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!

 

A True Gryffindor by ServalSpirit
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

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.*

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5764 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/22/08 Updated: 05/26/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/26/08 Title: Chapter 1: A True Gryffindor

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

 

For Him by Indigoenigma
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

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.


Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2646 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/26/08 Updated: 05/28/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/28/08 Title: Chapter 1: Choices

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.

 

Beneath the Willow Tree by Sirinya
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: This is a poem about the story of Dumbledore and Snape. It all began beneath a willow tree...

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 216 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/29/08 Updated: 06/04/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 06/04/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 7326 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/30/08 Updated: 05/31/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 05/31/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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.

 

Nobody's Watching by HorcruxHunter14
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Andromeda dances when she thinks no one is watching. An encounter with her sister proves her wrong.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1628 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/01/08 Updated: 06/08/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 06/08/08 Title: Chapter 1: Nobody's Watching

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!!

 

My Heart by Rikku
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: Some time after Harry died in the final battle, Ginny reflects on her feelings.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 150 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/02/08 Updated: 06/04/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 06/04/08 Title: Chapter 1: My Heart

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..

 

Wake Up by coolh5000
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 32]

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

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Self Injury, Suicide

Word count: 5747 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/03/08 Updated: 06/19/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 06/19/08 Title: Chapter 3: Epilogue

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.

 

Growing Pains by starscribe
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 30]

Summary: It is the Marauders’ fifth year at Hogwarts, and friendships are being tested. Sirius has run away from his family and is struggling with the consequences. Severus desperately tries to hold on to Lily’s affection as James attempts to gain it. Then Sirius plays a dangerous prank on Severus, and everyone must decide where their loyalties lie…and how much friendship really means to them.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Abuse

Word count: 21240 Chapters: 11 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/05/08 Updated: 11/24/08


Reviewer: Calico Signed
Date: 11/24/08 Title: Chapter 1: Kitchen Confidences

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.

 
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