Penname: Equinox Chick [Contact]
Real name: Carole
Member Since: 05/10/08
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What can I say. I live in London and am obsessed with a teenage wizard and his friends. Am I mad? Probably Do I care? Hell no!
EDIT: Grown? Um, probably not

For my first foray into the realms of fanfiction I've chosen to write about the Marauders. I'll always stick fairly closely to canon as I think JK knows best. Although I've enjoyed reading about other ships I, personally, don't think I could write with conviction about Ginny/Crabbe or Hermione/Mclaggan relationships.

EDIT: ha ha ha ha ha - How I have changed! I'm now firmly in the rare-pair, SSP, and things that aren't quite conventional camp, although I still loves me some James/Lily.

My second chaptered fic (Apparently Asleep) has started a love affair with Tonks/Remus and confirmed my obsession for all things Sirius. *sigh*

I am indebted to Terri (mudbloodproud) for being a great beta and all round amazing person. If it hadn't been for her encouragement I would have thrown in the towel many months ago.

EDIT: I have made a lot of wonderful friends during my past three years on MNFF, including (in no particular order) Natalie, Kara, Hannah/Bob, Jess, Gina, Lea, Lori, Julia, Minna, Emmahhhh, and the fantabulous BB.

I hope Mugglenet and you enjoy reading my words as much as I've enjoyed writing them. Huge thank-you to my niece, Amanda, for being one of the first to catch the Harry Potter bug and nagging me into reading them.


I’ve written a variety of stories, so here is them arranged in categories. Some are cross- referenced. So a James/Lily may appear in Marauder or Canon Romance

EDIT: I haven't written much Harry Potter fanfiction for a while. It is unlikely I'll update the two chaptered fics I first started as they became a little too long and unwieldy. Sorry about that.

Marauder
A Second Chance
Contemplating Lilies
Dancing Queen
First Date Disaster
Flying, Fair Play and the Need for a Firm Hand
It Takes a Wolf to Prank a Dog
Juggling
Learning to Fly
March Madness
O.W.L.s, Quidditch and the Added Distraction of Sirius Black
Peace in Heaven
Ribbons, not Strings
Sixth Time's the Charm
Thank you for your time, Professor
The Lions of Gryffindor
The Lions of Gryffindor
The Sum of the Whole
Veils
Who's That Girl?
Wormtail on the Hogwarts Express



Canon Romance
'i'before 'e' (Percy/Audrey)
A Prize Above Rubies (Isla Black/Bob Hitchens)
Acorns (Bill/Fleur)
Apparently Asleep (Remus/Tonks)
Birthday Girl (George/Angelina)
Bound in the Beating of Each Other’s Hearts (Narcissa/Lucius)
Coup de Foudre (Bill/Fleur)
Dancing Queen (James/Lily)
First Date Disaster (James/Lily)
Five weeks (Remus/Tonks)
Forces of Nature (Ron/Hermione)
Forever Dancing (Alice/Frank)
In The Stars (Draco/Astoria)
Key of the Door (Ron/Hermione)
Kissing the Joy as it Flies (Seamus/Lavender)
March Madness (James/Lily)
Not Quite Perfect (Bill/Fleur)
Reconnaissance (Remus/Tonks)
Sixth Time’s the Charm (James/Lily)
Snowball Fights (Teddy/Victoire)
Until Death (Eaters) Do Us Part (Draco/Astoria)
Veils (James/Lily)
You Dance Divinely (George/Angelina)



Non (or rather tweaked) Canon (apart from one story, these don’t break any canon.)

Better than Chocolate (Charlie/Tonks)
Heat of Life (Harry/Katie)
Her Tomorrows (Harry/Parvati)
High (Scorpius/Lily)
Lavender, blue- A Gryffindor True (Lavender/Blaise)
Love At First Strike (Angelina/Terry)
Mirrors (Charlie/Penelope)
Misperception (Oliver/Cedric/Daphne)
Orphans of the Storm (Seamus/Parvati/Dean)
Passion Among the Primroses (Arthur/Mafalda)
Predictions of Love (Gilderoy/Sybil)
Ribbons, not Strings (Remus/Rosmerta)
Shrouds (Hermione/Draco)
Snapdragons (Charlie/OC)
Stars or Carousels (James/Dominique)
Summer’s Heat (Sirius/OC)
Swans (Mollyjnr/OC)
Teenage Witch (Charity/Myron Wagtail )
The Happy Couple (Harry/Ginny, Blaise/Lavender)
The Only One (Lavender/Blaise Teddy/Victoire)
The Untrodden Path (Draco/Hannah)
Where We Started From (Dean/Ginny)



Same sex Pairings
Apple-bobbing ( Lisa/Susan)
Close Your Eyes (Hermione/Lavender)
Drowning, not Waving (Oliver/Cedric)
Eyes That Know Me (Scorpius/Hugo)
Forbidden Colours (Tracey/Demelza)
Fracture (Theo/Justin)
Monochrome (Sirius/Remus)
The Dance We Do (Bellatrix/Amelia)
The Hat that Thinks it’s a Chair (Justin/Theo)
Truth Or Dare (Cormac/Zacharias)



Humour
Aberforth Dumbledore: A Love that Dare not Bleat its Name
Lockhart, Sprout and Two Smoking Goblets
Passion Among the Primroses
Predictions of Love
The Bacchus Book
Vampire - Ghost Child!

Historical
A Prize Above Rubies
Aberforth Dumbledore: A Love that Dare not Bleat its Name
An Outstretched Hand
Shadows Deep

Others (General, D/A, Post Hogwarts, Next Gen)
A Tangled Web (D/A)
All in the Genes (NG)
Chasing the Scoop! (Post Hogwarts)
Christmas on the Outside (General/Trio era)
Dean Thomas and the Reiver Curse (Post Hogwarts)
Diavol (Remus Trio Era)
Every Breath You Take (Post Hogwarts/Next Gen)
Forever Dancing (Alice/Frank)
Friends in Unlikely Places (Post Hog. Hermione)
Growing Old Disgracefully (Post Hog)
High (NG)
Lavender, blue (Trio Era)
Mere Wisps of Light (Post Hog. Draco fic)
Muggles, Magic and Misconceptions (Next Gen)
My Funny Valentine (Post Hogwarts)
Staring into the Fire (Trio Era)
The Waiting Game (D/A)
Whispers from the Past (Next Gen)



Mysteries
The Foolhardy Boys and Parvati, too
Who’s that Girl?
Xanthe Interrupted
Zeitgeist



Poetry
Askew
As They Watch
Beyond Beseeching
Celestina's Songbook: Christmas Edition, Volume 1
Cold Dreams
Draco's Journey
Enslaved
Fairytale of Hogwarts
Flying High
Forever France
Frozen Silence
Hexed!
Hey, brother
I Believed in Lily Evans
Master Barty Regrets
Phoenix Flames
Queen of My Heart
Sirius, Baby
The Daydream Pedlar's Song
The Four
The Labyrinth Mind
Unreconciled

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He's Left You... by Sainyn Swiftfoot
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary:

He’s left you, he’s left you, he’s left you…
He’s left you, and now you have nowhere to go…


A woman thinks back about her mother and father.


Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Suicide

Word count: 210 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/16/09 Updated: 03/29/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 03/30/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

OOOH, Fabulosa, BB. The repetative lines are particularly effective because they sound like waves crashing on the shore.

You realise that I need to know more about this child and her parents Get cracking on a sequel!

Wonderfully atmospheric and well written.

Carole xxx

Author's Response: Thanks! Waves crashing on a shore? Wow, thanks!

You know a lot about this child already- she's Helena Ravenclaw! I'll write up a sequel IF I get some ideas...

Thanks for the compliments and the review!

 

The Fourth Estate by OliveOil_Med
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 25]

Summary: After The Quibbler is banned from the school, a group of Ravenclaws answer by publishing their own secret newspaper, The Fourth Estate, and leaving copies around various points of Hogwarts for the students to read. If any of them are caught, the worst wrath possible will fall on their heads.

But that fear has done nothing to stop them.

I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this my story for the Term Challange, for Project Censored.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 31291 Chapters: 9 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/16/09 Updated: 12/06/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 03/27/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Compose

This is a great story! I've always wondered how the students took to the news that The Quibbler was banned and now you've shown us what they did. I love the fact that you've based this around Ravenclaw - yet not focused on Luna - it's very original. Your description of the common room is wonderful; I had a real feeling that I was actually there.

I have one, very minor, nit-pick (or Britpick, really. Defense (Defence)- although I understand the American versions of Harry Potter spell it that way so... But that's an incredibly petty nit-pick of mine.

One other thing regarding your summary. There were, in fact, three Ravenclaw girls in Dumbledore's Army (Luna, Cho and Marietta) and at least three Ravenclaw boys. But I'm glad the other 'Claws are going to find something equally subversive to do.

I can't wait to read the rest.

Carole xxx

Author's Response: Yeah, but I meant the girls in Harry's year (all there is is Padma). There were three other Ravenclaw girls in that year, and I'd like to imagine they were going something at least somewhat productive (Lisa, Morag, and Mandy are all real people in Harry's year). Besides, I would hardly consider Marietta and Cho worthy soldiers for the cause, wouldn't you? I loved the chance to write a story about my beloved Ravenclaws, although I think I died a little bit inside when I had to describe Luna in the way her housemates most likely saw her. I'm glad you like the story, and I'm very excited to see your Term Challange up on the archieves.

 
Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/17/09 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Editorial

AH, an update. I'm enjoying this story very much. What is so good is that you have three Ravenclaw girls who aren't just the 'Ravenclaw girls' but are individuals. Your characterisation is very good and you've written three interesting characters. You obviously love Ravenclaw (I tend to do the same with 'Puffs) and you've woven an intelligent story here. I love the fact that their way of dealing with Umbridge is so clever and Ravenclaw-ish.

Really looking forward to the rest. Carole xxx

Author's Response: You are definantly not wrong about my love for Ravenclaw. I am most definantly a proud 'Claw! And there is still more to come, though I don't know how much more I will get up before they judge the Term Challange. I love your story as well. I HAVE to remember to stop and review your story!

 

Not Long Enough by Phia Phoenix
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary:

Lily Evans - soon to be Potter - hasn't spoken to Severus Snape for years, and is both surprised and wary to receive from him an urgent note requesting that they meet to talk. Unsure of what to expect, she complies - and is utterly shocked when she finds out the reason that he wanted to speak to her.

A very short "missing moment" ficlet.



Categories: Severus/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1013 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/20/09 Updated: 04/01/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I like this story. You've captured a 'missing moment' beautifully.

he still moves like a spider that’s permanently wary of being attacked by a cat. I particularly like this line. It really seems to aid Snape's characterisation and it provides an excellent image of his awkwardness.

Nice one-shot.

Carole xxx

 

Beneath the Shell by Afifa
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: A typical love story: Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. They end up being a couple. They are happy.

Another story: boy loves girl. But. Girl does not love the boy. No happy couple. So how exactly does the boy feel and what does he do to try to win over his love? Most importantly, does he succeed or does he make a gradual progress or does he even give her reason to hate him more?



Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1455 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/23/09 Updated: 03/25/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 09/07/09 Title: Chapter 1: One shot- Beneath the Shell

Hmm, let's see. I don't think we've been formally introduced. My name is Severus Snape - you may call me 'sir'. About this one shot - dear oh dear oh dear. You simply do not understand what a foul and loathsome creature Potter is. Giving him a sensitive side - what on earth are you thinking, Afifa? Potter is an arrogant, strutting toerag, and my beautiful Lily *weeps for his lost love* will NOT be going out with him. She will not be swayed by this ... this ... charm that you've given to POTTER! And as for Black ... quite frankly he never had any brains or sensitivity so quite why you think his plan could possibly work - I don't know. As if Potter has a serious side. Quite ridiculous. She won't fall for any of this nonsense. She'll be back ensconsed in my snivelly arms in no time. Just forget about these happy... Afifa, sorry about that. Professor Snape hacked onto my login. Right, your story. You know it's rather sweet. James is showing some maturity and sensitivity which is always good. I don't actually think think Lily is particulalrly cliched. It's year six after all and although she was probably softening towards James, she still wasn't going to fall straight into his arm. I do like Sirius in this - he's showing some maturity as well. Too often fanfiction writers show him as NEVER growing up. He wasn't a balanced adult due to Azkaban, but he wouldn't forever be an idiot. One thing I did think was that Sirius' language at times was too formal. For example ‘I just can’t see your face crumple up every time she declines your request of dating her.’ This seemed a touch dated for Sirius. I think he'd be more likely to say 'I just can't bear to see your expression every time she says no.' - or something. However that was only one instance, and the rest of Sirius was great.

Lovely story and I'm sorry about the hacker. ~Carole~

 

Twilit Woods by inspirations
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: Past Featured Story

'The sun has set now - time goes so quickly for us. I wish we had longer.’

Two people have snatched moments together most evenings, under the shadow of the setting sun. Their meetings are forbidden. Hogwarts is safe, but the school grounds? They're not.


Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Student/Teacher Romance, Violence

Word count: 1175 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/24/09 Updated: 03/29/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 03/30/09 Title: Chapter 1: Time Goes So Quickly...

OOH, that was creepy. You write 'atmosphere' very well, Spire. Now, I thought it was going to be Charity Burbage, as the teacher, and I was half expecting Draco to turn up as the pupil - ha ha - your version was much better. I would like to know what the creature was that killed him. No head *shivers* very spooky.

Minor nit-pick dark, longish hair . I think 'longish' sounds a bit sloppy and you should have just kept it as long - or mid-length. Sorry, that's just me :p

Intriguing story, though. Carole xxx

Author's Response: Carole - thanks for the compliment :) I found a new writing strength xD Yeah, Charity's the student in this one, though imagine if Draco was instead. Lol. The creature was a black dog, and I based that theory off a story I read during the research for this prompt. I will change that word in a minute, too. Thanks! xx

 

A Proper Goodbye by coolh5000
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 26]

Summary: Past Featured StoryOn Christmas Day of Teddy Lupin's seventh year at Hogwarts, his godfather gives him a present he will never forget - the chance to meet his parents.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5100 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/26/09 Updated: 03/26/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/19/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is a good story, Hannah. There are so many touching moments in the fic that it's hard to pick out a favourite but this was the first line that brought tears to my eyes. He was proud – of course he was – to be the son of two such brave fighters but at the same time he wished that they hadn’t been so brave. When you linked this to Harry later in the fic I was slapping my head and saying 'Of course!' It hadn't really occurred to me that Harry might feel that way about his parents too. And so onto him meeting his parents and grandma. Very sad moment here They were always just a picture at the back of his mind – a make believe game that he played as a child. but I'm pleased he acknowledged that Andromeda was his 'real' mother. When I first read through the story I thought Tonks launched into the 'sorry we left you' speech a bit too early, but now I realise now that she knew exactly what was going through his mind, and of course Tonks is the kinda person who rushes headlong into a confrontation. Sorry, this is hardly a SPEW worthy review but I did enjoy the story. I hope you manage to write some more about Teddy. Carole xxx

Author's Response: thank you so much - that was a wonderful review and I'm glad you liked it. :) You've made me smile this morning which is great!

 

A Gryffindor Tradition by Gmariam
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 22]

Summary: It’s April Fool’s Day at Hogwarts, and three generations must uphold a Gryffindor tradition.
This story was written by Gmariam of Ravenclaw for the April Fool’s Day One-Shot Challenge.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2496 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/29/09 Updated: 03/29/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is brilliant. I love how you've made it a three generations prank. I was grinning from start to finish. The resignation from the house-elves is a great touch and the fact that the professors wouldn't let Neville in on the antidote is very funny. I think what I like best is that Albus and Rose simply can't take being pranksters - the guilt is eating them alive.

Very clever story.
Carole

Author's Response: Wow, thank you for the great review! I really appreciate it. I'm so glad you enjoyed this story and picked up on some of the fun little things I tried to include, like Neville being left out of the antidote. Thanks again!! ~Gina :)

 

Pieles Pelliccia by Sainyn Swiftfoot
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Joe Kingston, millionaire CEO, never knew what was happening under the floors of the building that housed his office...

That is, until he was taken there captive...

Written for the Written Word challenge over at the Boards. I am Sainyn Swiftfoot of Hufflepuff.

Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 1290 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
04/01/09 Updated: 04/01/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

IT ROCKS MY SPARKLEY DOBBY SOCKS!

Actually,BB, that was a pretty good beginning chapter. The animal horror was well portrayed. Hey *slaps forehead* you could always change him into an.... an.... ANIMAGUS!

Carole xxx

 

Blinded by Sainyn Swiftfoot
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary:

One man,

his love,

his repentance


Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Slash

Word count: 113 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/01/09 Updated: 04/17/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/19/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I like the way you've set this out. You've very clearly captured the torment and distraction going on in his (Dumbledore?) mind.

Well written and evocative.

Author's Response: I was SURE I'd replied to this... *is going mental* Any way, yes, I meant it to be Dumbledore, and I'm glad you liked it so much.

 

Chocolate Cheesecake by Cirelondiel
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary:

 

Everyone needs someone to hold on to, especially in dark times like these.

Sometimes, all it takes is a chocolate cheesecake and a friend – or something more – to rekindle a flame of hope.



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 1696 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/02/09 Updated: 04/05/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/05/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chocolate Cheesecake

You know something, Chelsea. I'm not a fan of second person because I always have some mad Hollywood Announcer voice going through my head as I read it, but this was so brilliantly written that I didn't even realise it was second person until very near the end. This was such a good way of showing a small snapshot in time of one Order meeting. It's poignant, because the people she mentions, like Bejy Fenwick, the Prewetts and even herself are living on borrowed time - they just don't know it. Really well written and so interesting to read. Ah, and it's Sirius... what more could I want?
Nice job.
Carole xxx

Author's Response:

Yes! Once again I get the Carole stamp of approval for my second person. Thank you! I always know I've passed the test when someone says "I don't normally like second, but..." :D And Sirius, oh, I think I fell a bit in love with him while I wrote this... Thanks for the review, Carole!

 

Mrs. Bloxams Fountain by Vindictus Viridian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Harry reads a bedtime story to his children.

** Contains spoilers for The Tales of Beedle the Bard **

Warnings: Epilogue Regarded, Story Sweeter Than Treacle Tart Embedded

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2083 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/02/09 Updated: 04/02/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Mrs. Bloxams Fountain

I hope you laughed when you wrote this as much as I did reading it. Mrs Bloxham reminds me of the awful attempts Enid Blyton made at sanitizing the Greek myths. My favourite line has to be:

Sir Luckless hadn’t brought a little teacup and saucer because he was a boy.

I hope you're planning on writing the rest. I can't wait to see The Warlock's Hairy Heart.

Nice snapshot of the Potters as well.

Carole

Author's Response: I hope you laughed as much reading this as I did when I wrote this! It was fun, and I do enjoy a little clueless!Harry now and then. Thanks for reviewing!

 

Crouching Father, Hidden Terror by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 24]

Summary:

It's official. Malfoy has murdered sleep.

*A Ron pov outtake to Our Little Secret.*



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 1213 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/09/09 Updated: 04/09/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

This is wonderful. It's funny, touching and classical (heh heh- kind of). I really enjoyed reading it. Hermione's child-rearing advice to Percy was spot-on - she's such a know-it-all, though. *sigh*

I really liked Ron and Hermione's conversation at the end... especially the way she'll get him to sleep. BRILLIANT!

Author's Response:

The scene in the common room after the Yule Ball had the most sexual tension of any in the series, imho, :D. Jo foreshadowed this, really. ;)

 

Fur Better or Fur Worse by Sainyn Swiftfoot
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Lucius Malfoy has never had to worry about money-- for his wife, for his son, or for himself. But when he loses everything he has, he is forced to do things he has never done before to ensure a good life for them...

But what happens when someone threatens to ruin everything he has worked for?

I am Sainyn Swiftfoot of the house of Hufflepuff, and this is my entry for the Written Word challenge at the Beta Boards, espousing the rights of animals.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 1067 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
04/12/09 Updated: 04/21/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/21/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

YAY! BB, this good. Malfoy getting his come-uppance (well at least for a short while). I'm so pleased that Kingsley has found some way to get to him. The story is intriguing and the tension you've built up is excellent. Vault 666, eh? Surely not the Devil's own number?

Okay, I do like the story but I have a weeny nit pick. Where Lucius says 'Slander' - that should be 'Libel'. Slander is word of mouth and libel is written down lies. As they've written down their statements I think you need to change it. (I could be wrong though as it's not exactly made it to the prophet.) I'm interested to see where you're going with this and hope you get the next chapter up soon.
Nice job. Carole xxx

Author's Response: Short-while, and then what happens? I love bad things happening to characters I don't like too much... hehe.

As I said in an Author's Response to the above review, I needed a vault number for the Malfoys, and what better number than the Devil's?

I had no idea there was a difference between slander and libel... But I like the sound of slander better, so I'll keep it for the time being. :D

Thanks for the lovely review!

 

The Doll House Girls by youaremylifenow
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: This story is for the Written Word Challenge (Spring Term 2009).

Rose can purge her feelings. Cho can eat until she can't feel. Andromeda can starve herself until she feels nothing at all. These three girls have one thing in common. An eating disorder.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Mental Disorders, Self Injury

Word count: 741 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
04/12/09 Updated: 04/25/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/25/09 Title: Chapter 1: Rose Weasley - Post Hogwarts - Prologue

I'm so pleased you've written this, Alex. I especially love the three characters you've chosen to represent the three eating disorders and I can't wait to read the rest. Obviously, this is an emotive issue for you and your honesty shines through the words. I would have perhaps liked more about Rose's background and why she feels like this - although your hint that Hermione is more concerned with Hugo was a very telling remark. Perhaps I'm looking for a big reason when all too often there isn't one - just a need for some sort of control (am I right?). On a personal level, I'm a mother with two daughters and this is one area I'm really anxious to get right. Thank you for writing this, but what I really hope is that it helps you. Carole xxx

Author's Response: Thank you so much Carole! Rose will be my epilouge, where I explain further her situation. If you have any questions about eating disorders, please feel free to ask. I can give early signs to watch out for with your daughters -- at least with anorexia and bulimia. Again thank you so much for your kind words and support. You don't know how much that means to me. :) xx Alex

 

Final Thoughts by mudbloodproud
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: What thoughts would go through your mind if you knew you only had seconds to live? Would you think about happy times or sad? Those you are leaving behind, or those you are going to see? Would you think about what you accomplished in your life or what you left undone? Would your mind be filled with regrets or pride?

A moment exists between life and death. For some that moment covers a lifetime of memories, for others it is all too brief.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 1188 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
04/13/09 Updated: 04/13/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/16/09 Title: Chapter 1: James Potter

Aww, Terri, even though I read the first version, this still made me sad. I think the tears started welling at this line. His life meant nothing compared to theirs..

The flashbacks are well done - although, I still think Remus was in on the Animagus plan, but we have and will continue debating that (LOL).

He heard the door burst open and he knew his luck had run out. He also knew in that instant they had trusted the wrong man. FOOLISH James and Sirius trusting that rat. Remus was by FAR the better man.

Great idea for a oneshot, but poor James is going to be devastated to see Lily again so soon. *sobs* Carolexxx

Author's Response: Carole,
I'm glad you approve of the addition about being betrayed. I thank you not only for the review but your honest opinions and your ever present help when I get stuck on something British. And, yes, James is going to be a bit upset when Lily joins him. But, at least Harry won't be there.
Terri

 

Hope by HogwartsDuchess
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: A small collection of intertwining one-shots about Oliver and Hermione.

Reposted.

Categories: Hermione/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Epilogue? What Epilogue?, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 2217 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
04/14/09 Updated: 04/16/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 06/15/09 Title: Chapter 1: Hope Like Smoke

I came upon this oneshot because I'm currently studying Oliver Wood in Characterisation Class. I needed to find a story that I thought characterised him well - and I have to say I was struggling until I found your story - so thank you.

Oliver Wood is so often seen as only a Quidditch Player. Of course it doesn't help that he's only seen in the books obsessing over the game, but there must have been more to him than that. What I like about your story is that he clearly does have other things going on in his head. Hermione, for one thing, the war and his grief at Fred's death. He's still passionate about the game - I think if Quidditch were ignored then he'd be extremely OOC, but he's not tunnel-visioned about it.

The way you portrayed him fighting and watching the action was wonderful. I laughed when I read his thoughts about Molly taking on Bellatrix - 'old bird' indeed. I bet Molly would have boxed his ears.

One slight nit-pick. I'm not sure he would have stumbled on Ginny's name because he had hidden at the Burrow and at Shell Cottage. Even if his path hadn't crossed with hers, he would have heard the other Weasleys talking about her.

However, that is a very minor nit-pick and in no way halted my enjoyment of the story. You brought Oliver alive by giving this one-dimensional character other things in his life apart from Quidditch.

Carole xxx

 

Coup de Grace by Ginny Weasley Potter
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: After a year full of bombings and killings, we thought it couldn’t get worse. But we were horribly wrong. And then they struck the final blow… upon our tolerance.

26/11/2008.

This was the day when Mumbai, India’s financial capital was attacked by terrorists. They kept the city hostage for around sixty hours taking hundreds of lives and injuring many more. This attack is counted amongst the most deadliest terrorist attacks so far. It raised a wave of fury and unity in Mumbai.

But after all this, are we, as residents of this diverse world, really united? Why do we fight with each other, just because we belong to different religions? Does difference in faith really matter?

I am Ginny Weasley Potter from Hufflepuff and this story is for the Written Word Challenge of the Hogwarts Spring Term, 2009. I am writing to support the organisation called ‘Citizens For Peace’.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 1390 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
04/14/09 Updated: 04/30/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 07/07/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Hormones

Awww, poor Ron. He does seem to be bearing the brunt of everyone's emotions - Hermione, Rose and even Ginny. I loved it when Kingsley just said yes straight away. Those boys should learn that when their wives say what's going to happen - they need to just say 'Yes, ma'am!'

Joking aside, this is a good solid first chapter - where you've set the scene and the characters up very well. Ron, in particular, is wonderfully written but then you do know him rather well. Your Trio - plus Ginny - are very IC yet still your own creations.

Well Done, Pooja. I can't wait to read the rest especially as I know how much this story means to you.

Carole

Author's Response: Carole! *huggles* Thank you so much! I do agree about Ron. Hehe. He's taking all the hormones. When I was younger, I used to think that the stuff about women being hormonal during pregnancy was a joke :D. Hehe. It was bio which taught me some of their reactions. Thanks for the review! I don't know about the update... I'm going through an enormous writer's block! :(

 

Etched in Gold by Cirelondiel
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: Past Featured Story

"It’s like a safe place, somewhere to watch the world, somewhere... magical."

When the rain stops and the sun comes out, a magical moment is etched in gold.



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1195 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/14/09 Updated: 04/18/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/18/09 Title: Chapter 1: Etched in Gold

Oh, Chelsea, that was so sad. I was doing fine until it came to the end and he said he'd tell Cho after the tounament was over *sobs*. Lovely piece of writing and that kiss was just superb. Such a beautiful little moment in time when they can experience a different sort of magic. Sorry, this isn't a SPEW worthy review but just needed to give you some well deserved gushing praise. Carole xxx

Author's Response: Gushing praise is just as welcome as SPEWly critique, heehee :D Thanks for the lovely review, Carole ♥

 

Prefects Imperfect by ProfPosky
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 22]

Summary: There were things Lily wondered about. There was another prefect spending the Christmas holidays in Gryffindor Tower. How far will her curiosity take her?

Remus was minding his own business. Suddenly, Lily Evans was his buisness. How long would it stay that way?

Written as something of a gift to a mod who has had to read a mountain of marauder era in recent years.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Slash

Word count: 9668 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
04/16/09 Updated: 06/29/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/17/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Lily Goes Lightly

OH, WOW! What a fic! I LOVE this. I have to say I have a recent interest in Lily/Remus which goes wildly against my canon leanings, and you've just fanned the flames for the pairing. This is wonderfully written, very IC and also has a few decent Marauder cliches (Peter!bedwetting, Sirius!Witchmagnet) to make me giggle.

I adore Remus utter panic when she comes in and the thoughts running through his head A hermit. I shall have to be the first Werewolf Hermit, That line made me laugh out loud - literally.

The sex scene was really well written, amusing yet touching (Poor Remus) but, yes, thankfully Lily is an understanding witch.

Your attention to detail with the curtains and the fact that they self mend (or is it the house-elves?) was lovely and I did giggle at the contraceptive charms on the castle - that's how Sirius got away with it!

I do have a couple of Brit-picks (sorry). One is the use of the word 'gotten'. We just don't use it in Britain - it reminds me of cotton fields, Huckleberry Finn and pumpkin pie - my cliched view of wholesome America. The other, and I'm loathe to say it because it ruins the joke, is Mononucleosis - we refer to it as Glandular fever- but then that's not nearly as funny. *shoos away her evil Brit-pick demon*

I really loved this though, just the thing I needed to read first thing in the morning when it's wet outside and I have another Marauder chapter to write. Adding to Favourites! Carole xxx

Author's Response: Thank you for your review! Although the first thing I have to do is smack my head against a wall, as I was very specifically trying to avoid Peter wetting his pants - Remus is talking about his getting up from bed at night to use the facilities, but I obviously didn't make that clear. Sirius might seem a little bit less like a girl magnet in a chapter or two, but honestly, I think he would have been. Men who don't seem to care so often are. I think James would have been,too, but I think he was better at keeping a lid on it because of his affection for Lily. If he's really fond of Lily. And yes, that's just us - pumpkin pie and cotton fields and Huck Finn, although I have to say that at least two of the three aren't necessarily seen as all that wholesome over here. It might be the chapter in Huck Finn where the two families in town kill each other off..= ) Thanks again for the review!

 
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