Summary: The war against Voldemort is not going well. The Ministry of Magic has fallen and the Order of the Phoenix is scattered. Harry Potter and his friends are ruthlessly hunted by Voldemort and his Death Eaters. There is no end in sight for our heroes…
BUT SUDDENLY, OUT OF THE DARKNESS, ABSURDITY INTERVENES!
Nominated for QSQ 2008 Best Humour Story!
I just loved the first chapter Tim! The driver's reaction was awesome. And the Dark Lord is overcome by Muggle equipment? Now what would he think? I can see why you like cement-mixers. Good Job!
Indeed I do like cement mixers! As Thucydides said, ďA collision with a cement mixer can ruin your entire dayÖĒ
And Iím glad the driverís anguish met your approval! Thanks for the review, and remember to look both ways before crossing the street!
~ Tim the Enchanter
Summary: The Ministry has fallen.
Under the new regime, there is a chamber in the depths of the Ministry of Magic that the condemned enter, but do not leave. This is the story of a man about to die.
Or is he? Fate is a fickle thing…
Nominated for QSQ 2009, Best Dark/Angst.
I must say that the genre of the story took me by surprise. It's a rather different attempt from you and I loved the ending. Though there are a few tense errors, I think they can be overlooked as the content of the story compensates the errors.
Overall, you've done a good job.
Thanks for the review and for liking the story! The present tense is tricky to write in, but I like it for its immediacy. Anyway, this story was quite a departure from what I usually write, and Iím glad it was effective.
~ Tim the Enchanter
Quidditch games are won and lost by combinations of the aforementioned factors.
But what about butterflies?
Ah this was a really hilarious story! Despite the tense changes, I really enjoyed the content. I thought the butterfly would probably help England in winning their match, but this--OMR!
I think it's that absurd plot line which made me laugh the most.
Thanks for the review, Vittoria. Youíre right Ė the present tense is tricky to write in, and using the present progressive to talk about things in the past while writing in the present tense sounds sort of weird. But I do like the present tense, because it sounds much more immediate than the past tense, in my opinion. Anyway, thanks again for the review, and donít let those killer butterflies get you!
~ Tim the Enchanter
Summary: James would do anything to get inside Lily’s head. Lily would do anything to get away from James. Lily was brewing a banned potion. James went to find her. Lily made a mistake and the potion exploded. James got his wish, but is it much more than he bargained for?
After a year the Epilouge is now up! Come read for a bit of fun!!
Runner up QSQ - Best Chaptered Canon Romance
Reason for Nomination:
This is the most unique take on how James and Lily really got to know each other. The story is hilarious and keeps you laughing throughout, but it never lets you forget the serious stuff. Plus, she somehow manages to end each chapter with a nice cliffhanger.
You have a very intriguing premise, Helen. I loved the idea, basically, and the use of rare butterfly wings! Use of butterflies isn't very common in potion making, and your idea seems to be quite interesting. It would be extremely difficult to extract the oil though, I suppose.
Well done, and do keep posting!
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm really glad that you liked my butterfly idea! My idea was, as it is so difficult to extract the oil, thats why it is so rare and hence a powerful ingredient. Thanks so much for the review. Chapter Seven is ready to go as soon as one of my other stories is accepted or rejected.
Summary: We must know a person thoroughly before we can love.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Astoria Greengrass Malfoy waits for her husband’s return from work. She remembers from when she first met him to their wedding.
When Draco finally comes home, he finds a present of a different kind.
Lovely work Bine. I particularly enjoyed the insights into Astoria's memories. Though I do find it hard to imagine Draco as a workaholic.
Anyway, good job!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. And well, Draco might seem like a workaholic, but maybe he's prolonging working time because he works slowly and lets everyone think he's a hard-working workaholic? ;) You never know with those Malfoys... lol
I'm never the poetry sort of person but I found this particular piece of writing very intriguing. Never would I have guessed that you were referring to Salazar and Rowena if you hadn't mentioned their names. I was misled by the words "green eyes". It's an interesting take on the founders. I've never imagined their lives from a romantic aspect!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing this, despite the fact that you don't like poetry much!
I never meant for people to be misled by the "green eyes", but it apparently is doing that, so it's a good thing!
I've always wondered whether those four friends, working together, being together for so long... Wouldn't there have been a spark of romance between at least two of them?
Summary: ‘Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I see you cryin’?
It’s the graduation party of Scorpius Malfoy and Rose Weasley, and he’s trying to win her once and for all. How is he going to do that? And how will she react?
‘Didn’t you, didn’t you, didn’t you see me smilin’?
Though I'm not the person to read romance, I found this story very well written indeed. The romance was not overdone and I like the rational line of thought which Rose took. Usually I'm put off by cheesy lines like "I want you" and stuff, but somehow, the lines seemed to fit in here.
Author's Response: Thank you, Vittoria. :)
Summary: Now in his seventh year, Remus Lupin is a calm and responsible student. His friends know this and often take advantage, knowing that he never takes it to heart.
But sometimes, just sometimes, Moony longs for revenge, especially when Padfoot takes things one step too far.
But Padfoot is wise to Marauder pranks, so for April Fool's Day this year, Moony enlists the help of four girls who are also champing at the bit to humiliate the 'too damn adorable' Sirius Black.
I am Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the April Fool's Day Challenge set in the Great Hall.
Thank you to Alyssa (Harry4lif) and Wendy (Kiley) for their help in beta'ing this tale.
The song featured in this story is Hot Legs by Rod Stewart which was a huge hit in the early part of 1978 and seemed to lend itself very well to Sirius Black!
Disclaimer Sirius and Remus are not mine *sigh* but belong to JK Rowling as do James,Lily and Peter. The Harley-Queens however are my rather fluffy invention.
Hey Carole! I loved the step by step process in which the prank was planned. But, like BB said, I was a little disappointed with the prank. It could have been more humiliating morally. Yet I love and enjoy reading the Marauders and I thought this story was really lovely. I shall not delve into nitpicks. I look forward to reading your other fics.
Author's Response: Mmm, I take yours and BB's point about the prank. The trouble was it was turning into chaptered fic length. Also, I know Sirius 'disappointed a lady' but he wasn't that awful was he? And I doubt he'll sing 'Hot Legs' for a while. I'm glad you enjoyed the story, though and thank you very much for reviewing. Carole xxx
Summary: Love is something that shouldn’t be messed with. Like a bullet waiting to be shot, ready to destroy anyone in its path. But Lisa pulled the trigger! It was a mistake, although she knew that once it had happened, there was nothing she could do about it.
It had all started the day Lisa set eyes on Cedric Diggory. In a way, she was curious to get to know him better. To understand how his mind worked. In many ways he was a mysterious character in her mind. Little did she know, in her sixth year, all that was about to change…
Lisa Wood is a sixth year prefect at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She is the younger sister of Oliver Wood, previous Gryffindor Keeper. Lisa falls for Cedric Diggory, but she has competition in the form of Cho Chang. Can she win his heart?
Hey guys! This story has been out for a LONG time, and I'm sorry. The good news is that I'm working on the 2nd Chapter, so expect to see it here soon! [15/06/10]
This prologue is really well written. Correct me if I'm wrong, Lisa happens to be dating a guy by the name of Matthew right and also realises she is falling for Cedric? I think you've portrayed her emotions very well. Good job.
Author's Response: Aw, thank you so much! Basically, yes - Lisa was seeing someone by the name of Matthew, but he cheated on her. I'm glad you liked it! ~Holly