Ok, so, the name is Ayra. I live in the United States.
HP Book: it's a toss up between Prisoner of Azkaban and Half-Blood Prince (depends on my mood)
Character(s): pretty much any Weasley, but I like Fred a bit more than the rest.
OTP(s): Harry/Ginny, James/Lily, Renee/Edward (The Strongest Form of Magic), Scorpius/Liza (from a work in progress) and Jackie/Trent (from a story I'm writing for my mom)
Non-HP book(s): The Bartimaeus Trilogy, the Inheritance Cycle, Artemis Fowl series, the Ender's Shadow series, Ender's Game, Pride and Prejudice, Ella Enchanted, and many more (it's not very often that you won't find me without my nose in a book)
Music: It's not very often that you won't find me listening to music either. Some (but not nearly all) are: The Across the Universe soundtrack, the Stones, the Beatles, Nickelback, Green Day, Evanescence, the Pirates soundtrack, pretty much anything Disney, and many, many more.
Movies: Across the Universe, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars (yes, I'm a nerd), Pride and Prejudice, Band of Brothers (ok, that's not so much a movie as a tv series, but it's a good one anyways), The Princess Bride, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, pretty much anything Disney, and more.
So, yeah, that's a bit about me. Hope you like my fics.
Summary: We all know the story of how James matured for Lily. Ever wonder why? Who would have thought that everything could change in a single day-with an unexpected romance, and a little bit of snow.
Written for Beth for the Secret SPEW 2.
Good story! It was a sweet little moment that still kept to canon and James wasn't OOC either.
I liked how you described the snow on the ground, crusty. I can totally picture the Hogwarts grounds under a layer of "crusty" snow. :]
Well done! I enjoyed it.
Author's Response: Oh, thank you, Ayra! This is actually an older fic so I haven't reread it in a while, heh. I should do that and see if I can manage to keep from cringing at my writing... but, thank you! I am very glad that you enjoyed it and found James to be IC, because characterisation has never been a forte of mine. thanks for the review!
Summary: It's the biggest battle I've ever faced in my life: my blood or my love? The two can be ambiguous, but in my case, they are black and white, day and night. I had been seemingly repressed by my family for too long, so I did the one thing that allowed me a choice. I ran away.
Ooh, Kat, I loved this story. I like how you portrayed Andromeda and Ted. They are a rather sweet couple. The description was beautiful as well. I look forward to reading more of your stories! :]
The War is over, but the Weasley family find that victory comes at a bitter price. Bill, Fred, George, and Ron lie among the fallen.
Hermione’s world is a shattered wreck. Her hopes and dreams are buried in a lonely cemetery. The future stretches before her, bitter and empty. She has drowned herself in work to escape reality.
But outside the world is changing. Charlie Weasley returns from Romania to seek the Ministry of Magic’s assistance. When they find their paths inextricably crossed Hermione comes to realize something she had never dreamed: it is possible to soar on broken wings.
I was reading your plot/story progression on the beta boards and I think that this is going to turn out to be a good story. I'm looking foreward to more chapters! :]
Author's Response: Thank you! Chapter one is in the works. :-) ~Fauna
Summary: To protect her son from being killed, Lily performs a chant that will keep Harry safe in a different time.
Lauda has lost her son but her husband must never know. She asks for help from a hag and gets another baby boy to raise in her own child’s stead, educating him to be the heir of the Lord of the Smyths.
For Harry begins a journey through time with many adventures and obstacles. But the end of his life’s path isn’t always clear and easy to reach.
Bine- Wow, this was really well written. It was very suspenseful and spooky, I can't wait for more!
Author's Response: Thank you, Ayra! *huggles*
Summary: Isla Black comes home and finds her brother dead. He died mysteriously, and no one knows who the murderer could be. Isla is forced to solve many riddles to find the person. But what was the motive? Why was Phineas Nigellus Black murdered?
Follow Isla on her quest, and be prepared for something one would not expect.
I am luinrina of Hufflepuff, and this is my story for the seventh round of the Gauntlet.
Ooh, Bine, this was good. I wish that I had time to read the rest of this story, but, alas, I do not.
I enjoy reading about minor and original characters and you've made Isla very human and personal.
Well done! Hopefully I'll be able to read the rest soon :]
Author's Response: Yay, another review! *hugs* Thanks for the lovely review, my dear. And I hope you can read the rest soon.
Summary: This is my blatant attempt at romancing my favourite man. It is sung to the tune Santa, Baby.
I am Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for the Winter Snows Extra Credit- Christmas Carol Parody.
*giggle* Heehee, Carole. That was a good song. The imagery is great ;)
Next year I’ll be hard to resist,
‘Cause I’ve put Amortentia on my Christmas list
This line is great, I don't think I need to say anything more :]
Author's Response: So glad you enjoyed it, Ayra. I enjoyed writing it and above all singing it to my beloved. ;-)
Wow, this story was really good. You described the reluctant love between them great, and the story was so sweet.
Author's Response: Aw, thanks. I'm glad you liked it.
Summary: Keedie Dante has experienced many amazing things during her time at Hogwarts, including the hushed up drama that was the Chamber of Secrets. However, with two overachieving friends and a headmaster who does not even know she exists, Keedie feels that perhaps her seventh year will not be too spectacular. However, Dumbeldore sees her potential as a writer and enrols her in a simple writing course. Here, she meets the mysterious and terrifying Tom Riddle and they instantly get under one another's skin. She is drawn to his dark determination towards some unknown goal and he is fascinated by her, in every way. However, Tom's friends do not approve of Keedie and her unconventional ways and Keedie has many people trying to keep her away from the dark young man as well. Something inside tells Keedie that she can make him better, but even he assures her that this is an impossible task. But she's not one to give up easily...
"He is a dark one, Keedie. Try not to let him consume you entirely."
This story has the characters Albus Dumbledore, Armando Dippet, Moaning Myrtle, Rubeus Hagrid, Aaron Dante, Harry Potter, Ebony Abbott, Minerva McGonagall, Melena Creevey, Ollivander, Gregor Holmwood, Horace Slughorn and, of course, Tom Riddle and Keedie Dante...enjoy!
Winner of "Best Romance Between Other Characters" and nominated for "Best Female OC" in the 2009 Quicksilver Quill Awards
I've been reading this story since there were 10 chapters and I just want to tell you that I think its absolutely amazing. You've really created a very believable story about Tom Riddle. Keedie is an awesome character - I love her sarcasm :]
Tom is very well characterised. I never thought I'd read a story with a believable young Voldemort in love, but you made it believable.
An exceptional story. Good Job!
Author's Response: So glad you like Keedie. Thanks so much for a lovely review, but you should have said hello sooner! :D
Summary: Rich, beautiful, and effective-- three words that describe Miss Zabini perfectly.
Or at least, that's what she'd tell you!
In her defence, she has planned hundreds of parties and dinners professionally, and they've all gone off without a hitch.
That is, until she had to plan that fateful Ministry dinner!
BB - I just saw the banner for this in your signature. It was hilarious! I liked the drabble you posted and I'm glad that the drabble prompt helped inspire you :]