I thought being a Harry Potter obsessed college student was abnormal...until I found MuggleNet!
Thanks to all who follow my stories...I know I take forever to update, and so I appreciate it even more.
I am a PI accredited beta. Contact me if you're interested.
Just for info: a nudnik is someone who talks or nags to much (it's Yiddish). Not like I'm one, but I thought it was a cool name. Also, my favorite authors list is how I keep track of people I'm betaing...easier to click a link than have to hunt for their stories...
Very good chapter...one of the better ones...I liked the part where Fred and George were messing with Ron, very funny!!
Author's Response: Thanks.
Summary: Harry returns to Privet Drive to find a Muggle gunman in his driveway. He has survived many attempts that Voldemort has made on his life. Can Harry survive the summer when Voldemort will stop at nothing to eliminate the last of the Potters?
Another intresting chapter...very nice. Keep going, I'm still reading.
Good chapter, very true to character, very good!!! :-)
Summary: "In order to best break the boy, we must destroy everything he loves... Start small. He will not last long.” A short and dark one-shot about how Ginny plays into the hands of Voldemort.
Wow...that was great! Very well done!
(Ha ha, the evil short review...)
Author's Response: Lol... thankee berry much!
Summary: Seventh year has begun and Hermione Granger has found herself in great danger. What is the secret behind Voldemort's sudden change in targets, and what dangers lie in store for the trio? Riddled with plot twists and cliffhangers--the Potter Universe is in for a surprise. (This story is Pre-HBP)
This is a very intresting idea for a story, but I have to say I am rather confused right now. But, hopefully, you going to clear it up in the future?
Author's Response: It will all be explained "sort of" in chapter 10 :)
Oooo...interesting. I'd love to know what happens next!! Even though it's hard to believe there were no first years that year...
Author's Response: Hee Hee. I know, but in times orf peril... read more to find out what happens!
Very cool. Have to watch this one to see what happens, huh?
Author's Response: Thanks for ur review. Yes, you definitely have to watch, or rather read this one to see what happens. I've loaded the next chapter so stay tuned!
The Grey Lady of Hogwarts: The Forgotten and Non-Alliterative Ghost of Ravenclaw House by Ravenclaw
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 10]
Summary: Who was the Grey Lady? A group of people meet one night to try to determine the answer to this question. The story they decide upon will be entered into the new edition of 'A History of Hogwarts.' But do they really know?
This is a very interesting story. I, personally, have never pondered the Grey Lady's existence (which I am ashamed to admit since I am a Ravenclaw), but reading about a few people bickering about it was certainly entertaining. The characters in this story are well developed but have an enough air of mystery to make them even more interesting. However, I am confused at to what time period this is taking place, since the attitudes expressed by the characters tend towards an earlier date but the fact that Madam Rosmerta is there tends towards a later one.
Well, I'll have to add this one to favorites now; I would love to find out what the lady in the corner has to say.
Yay...as for the review, that was excellent! Keep going, I want to read more!
Author's Response: Thankyou very much. Im glad you like it! Chappie 2 is up! WAHOOOOOOO
Summary: She saw all of the destruction. She lived in tortured pain. She wallowed in what could have been. All she wanted to do was give up. One-shot.
Bad me for not reviewing when I read it the first time...
This was absolutly amazing. It is a very moving piece, strong and to the point. You have a nice style of writing, and while I'm not a fan of 'battlefield/everyone dies' fics this was still very well written. Good job.
PS: I love that song! Too bad I don't know where my 'Be Not Nobody' CD went to.
Author's Response: Thank you very much! This review really made me smile. Hope you find your CD soon!
Summary: Wherever his reputation preceded him, he was unwelcome. So he kept inside and played his violin. And the music carried through his open window, and, unseen, he serenaded the city... Remus Lupin, as a Muggle, tutors one Hermione Granger, a brilliant young violinist with a promising career. (AU, slightly allegorical.)
That was a very bittersweet ending, and I mean that in a good way. The emotion in this chapter is evident, and unfourtually, most endings are bittersweet. I also loved the way you incorprotated certain aspects of Potterverse in your story...it is truly one of a kind. You are a talented writer, and I very much enjoyed reading this story.
I also hope to see you around MuggleNet!
Author's Response: Thanks, nudnik. I hope it wasn\'t too disjointed or heavy-handed at the last - I just felt I had to write it all out, however I could. It was fun finally giving Remus his past and Hermione her future! ... And thanks again for reading and reviewing each chapter. I\'m kind of sad to have it at an end, really, but I do hope to bump into you here and there!
Take care now. =)
Beautiful like the last one! Keep up the good work and your style of writing, it's very vivid and flowing...almost like the music you're talking about.
Author's Response: Thanks so much again! I\'m glad you don\'t think it\'s draggy and hyperbolic! ^^; I\'ll keep giving it my best shot!
Very nicely written. I liked the poetic style alot. Oddly enough, I also thought of Hermione as being someone who would play the violin. Love to read the next one.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. :) I'm glad you think the violin suits her, random as it is! I like to imagine that the technique would appeal to her, and that she'd be very good at playing as she's so uncompromising when it comes to excellence. :)
Once again, very beautiful. You can really picture Hermione's surroundings and feel her frustration. I assume that the Harry mentioned here isn't the one we know; though I was rather confused at that little blurb at first. Also, I was confused in weither Hermione saw the man in the moonlight or was imaging it. It doesn't make a big difference and I might be getting ahead of myself (and you'll reveal it in the last chapter), but just something I would like to note.
"All stories must be told somehow. All people must find a means of communicating their lives. And every man deserves to be listened to."
Agree completly. You couldn't have written a truer line. Beautfully written as always. :-)
Author's Response: Thanks so much once again - you\'ve been very kind to this story and I\'m grateful to you for it. =) I promise I won\'t tarry so long for the last one. As for the confusing bits - the man was really there. And the Harry thing - it was a roundabout way of giving someone history. But I guess the name is too confusing. I\'ll try to clarify it a bit - it\'s valuable feedback. =)
Summary: Get inside Ariel Sachs' head as he tries to survive his last year at Hogwarts. The Triwizard Tournament is going to be hosted once again after twenty-three years and Ariel is going to find himself in the middle of it. He soon learns that in love and war anything goes and that things are not always what they appear. A story of jealousy, gossip, teenage hormones and first love. (Rated for later chapters)
QSQ Award for Best Male OC, Ariel Sachs
QSQ Nomination for best Same-Sex Pairing Fic
I can't thank enough my wonderful beta Lys. Without her this fic wouldn't be posible.
Wow, this is a really good story! I also like all the small character quirks you put in, it makes your characters very believable. Also, the humor is great but not overdone or corney.
It's weird, though, because I know a guy named Ariel who's gay, but he's much different than your character, so that's good. I thought I would get confused between the two of them. I'm suprised you used the name Ariel, because to use that as a guy's name is a very Israeli thing to do. Actually, the guy I know goes by Ari because of that.
Very good! Waiting for more...
Author's Response: One of the parts I enjoy the most about writing is characterization. I really like puting quirks here and there, so I\'m happy it shows. It\'s nice to know there\'s another Ariel in the world, I\'m not that far off from reality hehe. You\'re the second person that tells me that you\'re surprised because I used that name, I don\'t know why, I know it\'s uncommon, but I\'ve always thought it was beautiful, especially for a guy. Thanks for the review!
Summary: As Harry begins his quest for the remaining horcruxes, his world is turned completely upsidedown by the return of Severus Snape, and Harry learns more than he ever thought possible about Snape, his parents, and the burning question of Dumbledore's death.
Nice, it was really good and I can wait for the second part (college does tend to kick your ass, dosen't it?). Hope your finger feels better.
Author's Response: Thanks... I'm getting college under control now, just a research paper, a portfolio, and a final project to do now ::sigh:: And my finger is almost all the way healed, and I'll have a lovely scar. Too bad it's not lightning shaped ;)
Wow, this has to be one of the best post-HBP pics I've read! Very powerful and well described. I will be waiting for more.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I just sent in chapter two, its waiting validation. :)
This is a really good story! Very moving. However, there were some major typos...the previous reviewer seemed to catch them...you might want to try to look over your work a little better before you submit. But it was a really powerful story, very enjoyable. You write with emotion very well. Keep it up!
Summary: In The Half-Blood Prince there's a scene in Hogsmeade where Harry discovers Mundungus is stealing items from Sirius' home. It occurred to me that a disaster may be at hand...
A very original idea! Even though it was rather serious at the end, I couldn't help but laugh at Flecher's stupidity. It would be something Flecher would do, destroy everything without knowing it. He was so in character here. Very good!
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm currently considering a tale of how Dung became who and what he is, examining the decisions he faced in life and how he made them. Again, it probably will be a very dark piece.
Summary: [ONE SHOT] After Returning to Privet Frive alone, Harry falls into dark thoughts of death and love. Please R&R!
Its not a bad story line, and some of your lines were very descrptive and clever, but before you submit next time you might want to have someone look over your work. This piece had many grammer mistakes in it, and actually I'm rather suprized that the mods didn't reject it. My advice to you is to, next time, go on the forums and find a beta. They will be more than willing to look over your work and correct the mistakes you might of missed. Your stories will be twice as good once the grammer's cleaned up!