I'm a 20-something NY transplant living in Charleston. I've been a Harry Potter geek since I was 13. I first stumbled upon fan fiction while eagerly awaiting the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and was impressed by how many really good writers and stories were out there. I turned to fanfiction again to fill the void left by the completion of the series. I also started writing my own fanfics with no idea if I'd ever actually try to publish. In addition to being a big HP fan I'm also a huge fan of the A Song of Fire and Ice series, otherwise known as Game of Thrones.
Summary: Fred is dead.
But that's just the beginning! Because one of George's ears is up in heaven, and the other is down on earth...
Oh, the possibilities!
Written for the Next Great Adventure challenge on the MNFF beta boards. I am Schmerg_The_Impaler of Hufflepuff House.
Twice nominated for Best Post-Hogwarts Story in the 2008 Quicksilver Quills Awards!
hey! I don't normally read one-shots but all my usual stories had no new updates and I went on to your profile since I've enjoyed all of your potters pentagon stories (even though I'm horrible and have never left a review) but I just wanted to say thatbi really really enjoyed this one shot, very nice work. Keep writing and I hope to see a pentagon update soon!
Author's Response: Oh, thank you! This really means a lot, especially from someone who doesn't usually like to review (which is totally okay-- I was a stealth reader on MNFF for a couple years). I'm so glad you liked this story.
Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant. Nominated for a 2008 QSQ for best Post-Hogwarts story.
The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?
I would just like to say that I think you are an amazing writer, from the very first chapter I was hooked. I'm sorry I never comment but mnff is usually like my bedtimevreading on my iPod touch so it's difficult to write a review plus I usually go right to sleep, but I really enjoyed this story and I hope there is a sequel with a less deadly climax and I'm excited for the new alexandra quick story. Keep writing, I think it would be such a waste if you didn't do something with writing in your future career. Once again it was a fantastic story and thank you for sharing it with all of us!
Summary: Two years after Voldemort's downfall, Headmistress McGonagall finds a puzzling decrease in new Muggle-born students. Consulting the magic Quill, she and Flitwick find even wizarding children being born without magical ability. Each year fewer students are listed. If the decline continues, within decades the classrooms of Hogwarts will be half empty. Concerned how far the problem spreads, McGonagall sends a message to the Quill schools of the other continents.
In Brazil, the world of magic is revealed to a young homeless girl. When Marissa cautiously accepts an education in the wizarding world, the choice will lead her to an object somehow tied to the unknown cause of the wizarding decline. But as she struggles to show any ability at all, she is unsure if she even belongs in their world. What role can a neglected street beggar have in events that wizarding schools of all the world may soon be part of?
Wow can't really believe Marissa is back! Inha long since given up on ever seeing this story finished, which was especially disappointing since your story along with the Alexandra Quick series is by far the best fan fiction I've ever come across. So needless to say I am beyond thrilled that the story is back and I'm hoping we'll see some regular updates in the future!
Also, a note on the chapter itself, I loved Tiq's prank definitely Fred and George worthy.
Author's Response: Thank you for your comments and I'm certainly happy for Marissa to be held in company with Alexandra Quick, which I have always enjoyed too. As evidence shows, 'regular updates' is not my strength, but there is a next chapter in the works!
So I have recently decided to reread this story a d now that I have I am once again desperate for more. I think I even forgot just how fantastic this story is. Please, please I beg of you, finish it. Marissa's story is far too good to be left unfinished. I want to see Marissa popping up on the most recent list again very very soon.
Seventh grader Alexandra Quick returns to Charmbridge Academy. This year she faces bullies from another wizarding school, a secret Dark Arts club, and the machinations of her father, but her greatest trial yet awaits her in the dangerous Lands Below.
This is the second book in the Alexandra Quick series.
As usual you did a fantastic job, there's never a dull moment in any of your stories. I really enjoyed reading it and I can't wait to see what you post next whether it's Alex or another story. There is one thing I an still a little confused about though, the train crash, the train normally passes through the lands below, but Abraham blocked it?
Author's Response: Yes, that's how Thorn caused the crash. Thanks for your review, and I'm glad you enjoyed the story. The next story I post will be Alexandra's eighth grade year.
Ah I can't believe it I can't believe you would really kill Max! That makes me very very sad. :'(
It was like a wizard tale. The clever Slytherin helps a hag who later repays the debt. Except that Rose Weasley wasn't a hag, and Scorpius didn't expect to call in the favour.
*Winner of the 2010 Next Generation QSQ award*
It was a wonderful story, my favorite Scorpius/Rose fic so far. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. I can't wait for the next one.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading it and for the lovely compliment! I hope to give you another favorite to add to the list before too many weeks pass. :)
Summary: After a year playing Quidditch for the Harpix’s, Ginny finds herself whisked off to Italy for a summer holiday by none other than dear Aunt Muriel. Although Ginny might welcome a holiday, Muriel is not the best of traveling companions. And when one Draco Malfoy comes rather literally tumbling into the scene, will this prove to be the nightmare holiday Ginny envisions, or something else entirely?
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance-Non Canon
Hi there I apologize for not commenting sooner but I read on my iPod touch so it's not easy. Anyway I would just like to congratulate you on a fantastic job and thank you for sharing this story with all of us. I am generally not a fan of any ginny ship not with Harry, mostly because it's just too difficult to fathom so I was skeptical when I began this story but your portrayal of how there relationship came to be was exceedingly well done a d I found the entire course of their relationship believable. You did shy away from giving a real explanation of why harry and ginny did not work out, but I can't blame you and of wasn't necessary since the rest of it was so good and so believable. I also like your epilogue and would have been sorely disappointed with the ending had it not been included. My only critique is Harry and Cho! I can't imagine that ever happening in an instant but perhaps if you were to write it I would since you made this ship so believable. I look forward to more stories from you.
Author's Response: Thank you! Iím happy to hear you found the relationship believable, especially if you prefer Ginny to be with Harry. I didnít explain why Ginny and Harry didnít work out - somehow it just never made it into the story. As for Harry and Cho ... Ginny clearly wonders about that one, too! (At least I didn't have him date Lavender...hehe.) Thank you for reviewing :)
Ron knows Hermione said they'd take the lift to allow Scorpius and Rose to walk downstairs without him dogging their heels, but he still kinda hopes to get stuck.
I love all your little one-shot companions to Our Little Secret, just as much as I enjoy the story itself I know it's almost finished but I'm looking forward to whatever you right next.
Author's Response: Thank you for looking forward to what comes next! I don't know what it is yet, :D, but it'll come to me. ;)
Summary: Just before the Battle of Hogwarts, Voldemort sings to Nagini in a parody of the song "Rest in Peace" from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "Once More, With Feeling."
haha I immediately thought of buffy or spike really when I read the title so after I read the synopsis I just had to read this. I still have a cd I burned with all those songs on it, in order. Deffinitely one of top 5 best buffy episodes of all time. I really enjoyed the voldy take on it, nice work.
Author's Response: Thank you! It's such a great episode and such a great song, but I found that the melody and rythmn were very conducive to what I had in mind, although I really can't see Voldemort singing it on top of a coffin in a leather jacket. :) Thanks for reading!
"James Sirius Potter, it is the judgment of the Wizengamot that you have been found guilty. You knowingly, in possession of sound mind and body, used the Cruciatus Curse and the Killing Curse in the intentional torture and murder of one Gregory Goyle the Third."
James Potter was going to Azkaban for the rest of his natural life, and his whole family was in shambles. His wife and child have fled the country, his sister was missing, and his parents were a wreck. However, James knew that he had larger problems: his guilt was coming more and more in question.
Though he knew that James was withholding information about the circumstances of the murder of which he had been found guilty, Harry had secrets of his own; however, even he could not handle this torrent of trouble alone. Can Harry trust his darkest confidences to anyone? Even family?
How will the Potter clan stop the downward spiral into pain and disaster, and can they recover what they've lost?
This fic was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Next-Generation Story.
Hi there just wanted to let you know that I'm really enjoying your story. Eek to the end of this chapter is right. Although at least I know I can count on you not holding us in suspense for too long. Thanks for all the speedy updates. I do wish you had not given Anne powers though, I think she should have remained a muggle, but perhaps you have some greater purpose for her having magic. To finish I would just like to say you have better not have just killed Harry, but my guess is that you haven't that you've only killed malfoy, which would be a shame as well given his character growth in this story. Well to finish I'd just like to say thanks for sharing this story with all of us.
Ah, thank you so much. I aim to please. :D
I update as fast as the mod squad (luv ya, Hannah) puts the story up. I gave Anne magic because of future considerations, both in this story and others I plan on writing in the future, so there is an ulterior motive.
And as for Harry and Draco, you'll just have to wait and see. >:-) ę--my terrible e-wicked face
Well, thank you for sticking with me, and the end of the story (for me, at least) is in sight, and I will continue to update as fast as possible so I can start my next story, and I think you will be able to appreciate that one, as well. Take care!
Summary: A young Hogwarts student sets out in search of the school's secrets finding more than he bargained for, and causing some to question what he's really searching for.
Hi there I guess I get to be your first review! Your story is well written and looks like its going to have an interesting plot. Warren seems a bit Percy-ish but in a less pomous and more friendly way I hope to see more expansion in his character in the coming chapters and I am looking forward to see where this plot leads. Keep writing!
Author's Response: Thanks for giving me my first review:)
Summary: One year that will change everything. Two relationships that are destined to happen. Three words that are bound to impact more than one person. Four boys that are determined to make their last year at Hogwarts as memorable and legendary as possible. Five pranks that will drive Severus Snape to do something he only ever dreamed about. Six years that James Potter has been chasing after a certain red-headed witch, will this finally be the lucky year? It’s going to be one hell of a seventh year for the Marauders.
When I saw the title of the chapter I wondered ifbit couldb possibly nť a reference to one of my favorite songs, which was of course confirmed immediately. I'm enjoying the story so far keep it up!
Author's Response: It's one of my favorite songs as well, I was so happy to be able to incorporate it haha. Thank you lots and lots for the review and I'm really glad you're enjoying the story :D