~This adorable banner was made by my dear friend Sekhmet!
Hear ye! Hear ye!
This is your conscience talking. Also your sense of humour, your sense of pride, and your intuition, and we all say you should read The Harry Potter Literary Storm!
Me? Have anything to do with your conscience, sense of humour, sense of pride and intuition telling you to read the humour story I’m proudest of? I don’t know what you’re talking about. But, you know, they are pretty important aspects of you, so for the sake of them, I’d say why not try it? After all, if your conscience, sense of humour, sense of pride and intuition abandon you in protest of you not reading Happy’s story, it’ll be far worse than (almost) anything that could happen as a result of you reading it. Right?
Anyway, my name’s Georgia, I’ve recently fallen in love with the Prewett family, I have a long term humour story which you may have noticed I’m attempting to promote–
I mean, which your conscience, sense of humour, sense of pride and intuition think you should read, of course-
And I like to hide behind supposedly witty remarks and a bent sense of logic.
To avoid digging myself into a deeper hole, I’d like to dive in and tell you about my stories.
Prewett'd: Wedding Tears, Funeral Tears
This is my entry to the third run of the Gauntlet. It's from Gideon's perspective (thus the 'Prewett'd' bit), and is the darkest piece of writing I think I've ever put together. I'm really, really proud of this story, and really hope people read it - although it was for the Gauntlet, this is now a part of the lifetime of (my version of) the Prewetts.
The Harry Potter Literary Storm
It’s an ongoing humour fiction starring an OC called Happy O’Brien, who, in this alternate universe, is responsible for the creation of Harry Potter. He and his assistant Jackie van de Geissen and crack team of anonymous authors have put together the Harry Potter books in a very different way to what you’re used to.
The rumours are true, the first drafts are too, and this story had been nominated thrice for best humour fiction.
THAT’S RIGHT, NOMINATED THRICE FOR BEST HUMOUR FICTION; can you believe it? *Will never get over the flattery*
and the lovely Schmergo put in nomination for best OC too, with Happy.
*Pats Happy on the head*
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Jackie and Barry side-kicks banner (Barry's a dude from my Dean's Corner series of artpad movies)
Prewett’d : Gucky and the Fork Tree
It’s a one shot of pretty good length, about Gideon, Fabian and Molly as children, submitted for the One Shot Challenge: Muggle Artifacts. It’s the first story I’ve written about the Prewetts, and certainly not the last.
… And he Turned Around Snobbily and Walked Away
Another one-shot, inspired by the quote from Prisoner of Azkaban, when Snape accuses James of strutting. Good for a grin or two, or so I’ve been told.
Ginny's Midnight Drama
One-shot; basically a gag in story form. It was my first submitted story, and will always be special. Good, special ficlet. *Pats*
Definitely more serious, and certainly not a humour story. But it came third in the One-Shot Challenge: Borgin and Burke's. Just thought you should know.
NOTE: INCLUDES CHARACTERISATION OF YOUNG VOLDEMORT
Well, it’s a big thing for me. I find Tom Riddle difficult to write, at any age.
~Thank you to joanna!
The Acromantula and its Ability to Consume the Most Repulsive Beasts on This Earth
This is a fun story about Draco Malfoy being cocky ^^
Nothing for Chrismas
Chaptered, and complete. It's light and fluffy and about the Weasleys. I like it more now, because it mentions Gideon and Fabian Prewett, and even Morticia, an OC of mine.
Oh, and that was nominated (by the fantastically wonderful HermyRox12) for the Quicksilver Quills best General Fiction award.
T'was but a Puddle
It's a poem, and I think it's fun. ^^
And this was nominated for Best Poem. Thank you, HermyRox12!
The last part of chapter seven of The Harry Potter Literary Storm. The very last. Eep!
A ballad about a gnome called Gary the Green
And most likely, plenty more Prewetty stuff.
Somehow, I doubt anyone will read this. Ever. But if you did, well done, congratulations, thank you, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy my stories a lot more. So please, scroll down a bit and read about them all over again. Maybe even read the things themselves! *Noting pointlessness of having just written all of this*
Anyway, a nice day to all, and to all a nice day!
^^ I love your Professor Binns! I don't suppose I've ever read a story about a ghost actually liking being a ghost. 'Cept Myrtle, but she's just weird. Nor have I ever read a story focused on Professor Binns.
In particular, I think the characterisation was very unique - I can just hear him telling jokes in the monotonous droning voice described in the books. The only thing was - does he actually ever talk to students? When Hedwig appeared at the window, injured and Harry wanted to take her to Hagrid, Binns called him Perkins and looked at him as though he'd 'never really seen a student before.' Just a thought.
Otherwise, I like this story very much. The lighter side of good Harry Potter fanfiction is fun ;)
Author's Response: I\'m glad you love him. Myrtle is quite weird, but you can\'t blame her. Well, it is up to the fan to assume that he talks/notices the students or not. Every once in a while, teachers do mix up names, but I think he sort of knows the students. I\'m very glad you liked this story. It was really fun to write. ~HermyRox12
Aww! This potion is very emotional, and rightly so. Sometimes it's difficult to communicate the emotion without having characters throwing histerics or at least having overly dramatic thought patterns, which just does not seem like post-war Hermione. But this was done just right - well done. I like the flower too. Whether it was intentional or not, purple is just so... Dumbledore. Which rocks. And links in especially well with the books... like his now-famous quote in CoS. Very nice ^^.
Author's Response: thanks! I\'m assuming you meant poem, not potion, although I can whip up a mean fruit punch if you\'d like to stay and join the party. I got the flower idea from a picture I saw once of purple flowers growing out of a boulder, and it just seemed to fit. It is rather Dumbledorish, isn\'t it? Thanks so much for the great review!
I love the idea for your story - Percy, as a character, I think is fascinating... He really would go so far as to convince himself, like in your poem, that Death Eaters in the Ministry wasn't necessarily bad news, just for his job and security. But, at the same time, he is still human. He's definitely not a bad-bad guy. As for the poem itself, it's very good. A few of the lines I find that tiny bit too long and shake the rhythm up a bit - shorten some lines by a syllable or two and it would be even better. Well done though!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading. I agree with your opinion that Percy is a fascinating character. I am personally interested in what is going on in his mind; any doubts or reasons. That is why I decided to make him convince himself to do nothing. I understand your point, also. Thanks for the advice with the rhythm, I haven\'t had much experience in writting poetry, so it is very appreciated.
I agree - your poem is really touching! It communitcates the emotions beautifully, without being melodramatic at all. Well done!
Alright, for some reason it didn't work when I tried to leave a review with chapter seven...
*Blink* AND, for some reason, likes to chop reviews apart, also. I'll try again then...
Last time. I swear.
Author's Response: Hehe. Thanks. Don\'t worry about it.
This is a really interesting point of view to take, at the time of Peter's betrayal, and I you've made it really work - outlining the complete cluelessness. Some of the lines don't seem to fit the pattern you're using, but they do, and they flow.
Muy bien. I really like it.
Author's Response: Thank you for this thoughtful review! :)
^^ I don't usually go for poetry, but this poem is really light, and just - fun. It makes light of Voldemort without coming within fifty paces of the completely OOC happy!Voldemort.
This is a really lovely piece of writing. And you've got a point! ;)
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m glad you thought it was fun because I had a lot of fun writing this. I wanted to avoid an OOC Voldemort because I really don\'t like OOC anyone. You are the first perosn to mention my point, there isn\'t much for Voldemort to do with his free itime. I guess thats just one of the downsides to being an evil, murderous villan. Thanks for taking the time to read and review! ~KitKat
I really admire how you've written this from such an... unorthodox point of view, I suppose you'd call it. Senan's reaction to his family values and ways is really unique, and the fact that he's not particularly bothered about it adds this whole level of complexity and difference to his character, which I think you handled really well.
My favourite element of this story has to be Senan's relationship with his family - what can I say? Family relationships seem to be my thing. I thought you wrote everything concerning that element of the story particularly well, I thought, the way he, in the introduction, wasn't bothered too much by the War because, no matter how it went, his parents weren't likely to be harmed and neither would he. He finds the idea of their disapproval of his walking though the back door amusing, but then when they're in danger, most likely dead, he completely loses it.
So yeah - I don't know whether it's because, deep down, he really loves them deeply, or heavily relies on the security of his family (or both, of course), but whatever it is, you handled it in a way that was... yeah, just fantastic.
The other bit that really threw me was his relationship with Genius. I'm not a dog person. I, in fact, actually really don't like dogs most of the time, and I like stories about them or containing them a whole lot less, but in this story, you pulled it off. I could understand the value of this dog.
It seems you obviously have a very deep understanding of Senan, and you wrote him incredibly realistically - I think the relationships in this story really stuck out to me, because they revealed the richness and depth of his personality more than anything else. I'm very impressed; congratulations.
Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much for such a postive and in-depth review. Senan was actually originally intended as a minor character for another fic, but he has taken over to the extent that I\'m now planning a full-length fic on him! To be honest, something that was very much in my mind while writing him was the typical cliches found in characters of his type.
This is the story of the tragic love life of Merope Gaunt, Voldemort’s mother. It is told in first person from Merope’s point of view. She has deep feelings for Tom Riddle Senior, the son of the village squire; and tries to make him fall in love with her. However, Merope learns the hard way that a “love” potion can create only a powerful obsession, not true love.
Additional warning: bad language.
This is really beautiful - and you chose an interesting tale to tell. I feel you've captured her decisions and what was behind them very well, and have at the same time explored the deeper realms of emotion that led Merope Gaunt to her eventual situation.
There was something that stood out to me every now and then, throughout. And that was that Merope sometimes seems... well, normal. It sometimes felt strange, to read her thoughts so clear in her head. I always thought she was less together than this - you know, she knew what she was told, and she told what she knew by her father and completely off-the-wall brother (depending on when her mother left). Do you get what I mean? Maybe it's just my interpretation, but I always imagined Merope as more... crazy.
Other than that, though, I like what you've done, and how you've chosen to characterise Tom Riddle Sr. and create the intricacies of he and Merope's relationship. It's just lovely. A very nice job, in my humble opinion.
Written for the Harry Hospital Wing Project: The Department of Mysteries by Dumbledore Prince of Gryffindor house.
As promised... *Is present*
I think the reason why I somehow managed to not notice your stories is because I inwardly scout for humour fictions. That's what I'm writing and that's where my head's at.
And that's also besides the point.
I think this is a really good idea for a story - exploring the situation and exploring the Department of Mysteries in general. The first thing I thought of when I finished it was how amazing a story showing Bode's awakening afterwards. He was recovering, yes? I could imagine a story like that, seeing his thoughts from a time when they're very disjointed, as he slowly begins to recover his sanity, only, of course, to be killed...
But that's also irrelevant. I think this is a very interesting story, and I really like the interactions between Bode and the OC's. What, I think, made it difficult to read at times was the style. In a way, it's amazingly clever - it fits together succinctly, even abruptly at times, which, I can imagine, could mirror Bode's thought patterns as a trained unspeakable.
At the same time, the style can get difficult. It's like seeing the story from a step out - everything's orderly, but at times (especially in the first half) lacking in emotion; I felt that I couldn't get inside Bode's head.
Overall though, this story is definitely a commendable effort. Well done!
And holy cow. I just realised I used the phrase 'commendable effort'... O_O
Hello! Thanks a lot for this nice and long review!
I can understand that you\'re looking for humour fics ... There\'s nothing like a good humour fic to cheer you up when you\'re in a bad mood!
Coming back to the point: this was actually a contest submission, as you might have noticed in the summary. I wasn\'t very attached to the character (or the OCs); I was trying to make this a Dark fic. But, as you can see, it\'s more of a suspense fic ...
Yes, you are right about not being able to get into Bode\'s head and the distinct lack of emotion. It does seem like the point of view of an external narrator sometimes. I\'ll admit it, I did pay more attention to the overall plot rather than the stylistic aspects of the story.
Once again, thank you for this splendid critique!
^^ This story is so... pretty. You know? Very cute, and you capture the whole issue in such a clear and concise way - there was tension building up the whole way through, because I really did want to know what was going on, but at the same time, I wasn't driven to feel negatively. Ever, about anyone. Instead, it's really sweet, and I can completely imagine this happening.
Author's Response: Thank you! I tried to build up the tension a little through the story without making it too dramatic or anything, so I\'m glad you felt that worked. Thanks for reviewing, and I\'m really glad you liked it!
Wow - this is really beautiful. While on the one hand, it is really intense, on the other it handles everything very softly, without pressing or forcing emotion... it all just flows naturally. Really, well done.
Author's Response: Thank you.
You updated! *Does the update-dance*
This chapter was, of course, great. I especially can't believe how much I love your Dumbledore. He is simply divine! Although this just came out, I eagerly await the next chapter!
I just left a review, and it didn't work. Which does not bode well with me, my friend, because I really wanted to give a review!
Anyway, to the point. I really love the way you've handled this story. Although it's blatantly a Mary-Sue story, of course, you treat it with a certain subtlety that just really makes it a well-written piece.
You say everything in a manner that's so clear and concise, and feels very natural - like, for example, the description of Ron's IQ and sense of humour dropping off. Just excellent!
I can't wait for more, and I'm quietly hoping that we'll see more characters in chapters to come. Like Ginny. Or Malfoy. Etc.
So well done, and keep writing! You've really got something here!
Author's Response: Thanks! Yes, Malfoy, Ginny etc. will be appearing soon! Sorry about the review not working... :D Again, thank you for the review!
You did it again - the descriptions just come across as natural, but are really funny! Like with Dumbledore... you know, for a moment, the mind reads,
Dumbledore, who had become increasingly senile over the past week, was sitting in his office, humming to himself while popping lemon drop after lemon drop into his mouth.
Suddenly he heard a loud commotion outside his door. Being the senile old coot he was, however, he just let whoever it was continue banging, and lay his head on his chest to take a little nap.
And just sort of goes, 'Hmm. Alright then' subconsciously, for a moment, before realising how ridiculous that is. My mind, anyway. Also the description of 'Mary Sue's sappy words'... I don't know, there's just something about your style of humour that I've just completely fallen in love with.
I was a little worried when the Hermione/Draco stuff was introduced - to me, parodies of that cliche feel done, ever since Eilime's 'Not Going to Happen, Chica', but I really think that Draco talking to himself just completely and utterly saved it. Another brilliant chapter in my high opinion!
Author's Response: Thanks for another review!! I\'m so glad you\'re liking this story *hopes she can continue to keep readers* You\'re right, \"Not Going to Happen, Chica\" has got to be the most succinct and funny summary of Draco/Hermione clichés. I just figured a masqerade was neccesary for this fic...We\'ll see if Draco really ends up with Hermione.... :D
This is a really clever idea - exactly the kind of clever idea I'd never think of, but then I'd find someone who did think of it and review their story about how good an idea it was, in fact. It's about time Ron got a chance to dream something which can compete with Harry's dream of McGonagall playing the bag pipes...
I really love your... unique character 'interpretations'. I particularly liked the description of the Quaffles ^^ To be very honest, the only suggestion/whatever I can think of is that the ending feels a little quick - you know? I'd love it if it had happened at just the wrong moment, for example when Ron's about to say 'I do' at his wedding, or Ginevra's about to have her babies.
And I can also just imagine Ron's reflection on the dream - and can certainly see him seeing Harry and Ginny in a new, much more suspicious light.
But anyway, like I said, this is a fun story based very witty idea. Well done!
Author's Response: WOW!!! Longest review yet!!! You deserve a prize!!! How about a chapter dedicated to you in my other fic??? Sound bueno??? Ok, and about your sugestion , yes i know where i ended it sucked... but it was getting a little too long... But you right i should have had just that extra bit more... next time feel free to go on and on... even if it isnt about good things!!! :D Im glad you liked it, check out my other fic and watch the A/N in the next chapter... I will mentio you!!! LOL THANK YOU!!!
Alright, first I must say that I am appalled at the fact that you didn't tell me that this story was up. For shame! What was I meant to do? Actually look? Or notice the mentions of it in your posts on the forums? Or even ask?
Anyway, I'd just like to say, 'ha ^^'. This story is so very... you. In a good way! Well done, Schmergo!
Author's Response: Hmmm... so this story is so very \'me?\' Does that mean that I\'m an incredibly evil inhumanoid thing that wants to kill Harry Potter? That\'s interesting.... -- Schmergo. Are you saying that\'s a compliment or an insult? --Voldemort
Author's Response: Oh yeah... and in the next entry, I\'m putting in a brief mention of Pyrites, who ceased to exist. I didn\'t steal this from you, just so you know... And why does this thingy make a slash symbol (/) every time I try to make an apostrophe? That\'s kind of annoying me...
I really like this chapter! I love how Ron's, like, number three on Voldemort's 'To Die' list, and Hermione's number six. And then, although he's already dead, Dumbledore's, like, number ten. Ha.
And I giggled at all mentions of Voldemort's insecurities, like how he can't sing as well as Josh Groban, has no hair and no lips.
And last but not least, Wh00t for passing mentions of Pyrites! That guy doesn't get nearly enough credit. Huzzah ^^
Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, I love Josh Groban\'s voice, and since Voldemort\'s described as having a \'high, clear voice,\' I had this funny image of him being jealous of Josh Groban\'s voice. Yeah, you probably remember how excited I was when I read about Pyrites in your story. I love that guy.
Author's Response: Eeep, I meant \'high, cold.\' High and clear sounds like a description of the voices in the London Boys\' Choir.