~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 Iím proudest of? I donít know what youíre talking about. But, you know, they are pretty important aspects of you, so for the sake of them, Iíd 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 Happyís story, itíll be far worse than (almost) anything that could happen as a result of you reading it. Right?
Anyway, my nameís Georgia, Iíve recently fallen in love with the Prewett family, I have a long term humour story which you may have noticed Iím attempting to promoteĖ
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, Iíd 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
Itís an ongoing humour fiction starring an OC called Happy OíBrien, 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 youíre used to.
The rumours are true, the first drafts are too, and this story had been nominated thrice for best humour fiction.
THATíS 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*
Chapter Four, Part Two promotional banner:
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Chapter Seven, Part Two and Three promotional banner:
Jackie and Barry side-kicks banner (Barry's a dude from my Dean's Corner series of artpad movies)
Prewettíd : Gucky and the Fork Tree
Itís a one shot of pretty good length, about Gideon, Fabian and Molly as children, submitted for the One Shot Challenge: Muggle Artifacts. Itís the first story Iíve written about the Prewetts, and certainly not the last.
Ö 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 Iíve 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, itís 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 Iím sure youíll 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 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.
O_O I love it.
Somehow, this story is so strong it really pulled me into it, not a common thing. And somehow, you managed the building of intensity with a flair that made it just work, so the last line (the time) completely makes a simple, but perfect ending.
There's a truly amazing style to your writing in this story. So yeah - I love it.
Hey! Hey, you wrote this!
I could have sworn I already reviewed. But thankfully I didn't because obviously I would have been wrong, huh?
Anyway, I couldn't resist checking out your bio. This is a really beautiful story - the poetry makes the whole thing flow so naturally, I don't even know how to describe it. Like... on the one hand, I could see everything happening, but on the other hand, with the constant, meaningful references to 'them', I found myself also imagining what had come before, which made the whole thing so much more tragic.
It was made even more valuable by realistic it was; Hermione obviously has these overpowering emotions, but at the same time you can see that she'll be alright. You've written her strength, especially, with an amazing flair, so not only does the situation and emotions get communicated, but her character comes through as well.
So yeah, overall I think this is a particularly lovely piece. Just brilliant.
Ooh - I've been waiting for this to come up ever since you mentioned it on the forums! And can I just say - Yay! Absolutely hilarious.
I love the way you characterised just about everyone in this story, and I honestly can't remember Mrs. Weasley being any scarier. Really. And the elevator incident was just priceless. I especially liked this line:
To his surprise she took his hand once more, called the twins a rather rude name, and led him toward the exit.
It's short and simple, but somehow just... really funny! I'm nervous about posting my entry now...
Again, this is a brilliant story. Good luck!
Author's Response: Hi! Thanks so much for the great review! I am so glad you stopped to read this story and I am thrilled you enjoyed it. I am really glad you liked the characterizations, for some reason I thought readers might find some of the characters a bit \"off\" and I\'m still worried someone will zing me for it. Ah well, it was fun! Please don\'t be nervous about posting your own entry, I can\'t wait to read more stories in this challenge! Good luck with it, and thanks again for the great review! ~Gina :)
*Sigh* And sorry for the double-review, but can you believe I only just got the title.
Author's Response: Hi again! I\'m glad you got it, did you like it? Funny story there - my original title was \"Mall Rats.\" :) LOL! But then I realized \"mall\" wasn\'t a big word in Britain so I had to go back and change \"mall\" to \"shopping centre\" and there went that title. I also had to change \"elevator\" to \"lift\" and hence the new title, which I think is a bit silly, but so was their trip to the mall - I mean shopping centre. ;) Thanks again for the review!! ~Gina :)
^^ Alright, first I have to congratulate you for:
a) Finishing the Gauntlet
b) Not smashing the suggested word limit into tiny pieces and
c) Actually sticking to the prompts. *Personally bent most of them like Superman bends steel*
Your characterisation of Bella is really different to the one in my head. Also Rodolphus. But I love the softness you added to their characters. I'm not usually a nit-picker, but I saw this:
Panic ceased her. early on. I think you mean 'seized'.
Anyway, yeah. It's so interesting to see how people have taken their characters through the prompts - and this story is very nicely done. And I have to mention that you handled the characterisation of Voldemort really well too *almost forgot to mention that*.
I think the initial premise of this story is divine - the timing, along with the Order's plan. Look, I'm not usually nit-picky, but something's come over me today. Thus, I have this:
To think, he, Neville Longbottom, the song of Frank and Alice Longbottom, would have a dark mark on his arm that night.
Iím pretty sure Ďsongí is meant to be Ďsoní. And Dark Mark is capitalised. O_O Just to me irritatingly thorough.
But yeah - I thing you're characterising everyone really well - Neville and Harry, as well as the others when they come. I know there's not much time for a lot of dialogue, but I think you did a brilliant job with it anyway.
*Hangs around to find out what happens next*
Author's Response: Oh, thank you for pointing that out! Yeah, only so much gets by when your beta\'s \'spell check\'. I decided to leave \"dark mark\" without capitalization because I was using it in the same way as \"A beetle on his arm,\" or \"A bracelet on his wrist.\" But that\'s debatable, anyways.
I\'m really happy with what you said about the characters. If more dialogue is needed, then don\'t worry - the next chapter has much more \"dialogue\" seeing as I\'m actually including the humor challenge.
Thanks for the review!
- Jacie the Cat
I have to admit that, at first, I was reluctant to read this story. But a lack of anything to do and a little curiosity made me do it, and now Iím very glad ^^
I think itís really amazing how you managed to put these characters into such a crazy situation, kept them true to everything we know about them, AND made the story fit into the Ďfunnyí category, as opposed to the one full of insane randomness. Really, Iím so impressed itís almost funny.
Like I said, it stood out very strongly how everyone was in character. Draco is extremely unimpressed with his situation. Heís in Order headquarters, and he has an agreement with them Ė heís even working with them. And yet, heís still Draco, and heís still Draco at this time in his life. Harryís agreed to a truce with Draco, and all this has happened Ė yet, heís still Harry. Whoa!
The only thing Iíd question is little Hermioneís language. I mean, Iím obviously not an expert but Iíve spent a lot of time around five year oldís, some of whom have read the Harry Potter books themselves.
But other than that, this is a really funny story, the characters seem shockingly accurate to me, and the light side of the situation is just hilarious against a very dark backdrop.
Wow - there really is something very hard hitting about this story... I think it has something to do with how your Umbridge just never seems to feel remorse. She feels no pity, for anyone really, not to mention anything. It's like some kind of blindness - even Fudge is more of a tool to her than a person.
A coldness has stayed with me after reading this story. You took a really unique angle on it all, and conquered every challenge differently, I think, to most others. Well done, and good luck!
:-The Order of the Ravenclaw House Elves-:
Author's Response: The Turnips have House Elves, nevermind I don\'t think I want to know. My impression of Umbridge is that she has never let herself care about anyone before. She\'ll help someone if its in her interest, but care, no. Umbridge really reminds me of Count Dooku in the novelization of the third moive where he is thinking about how everyone is either an assest or a threat. There is no third group. Umbridge thinks of Fudge as an assent nothing more. In that way of thinking there is no room for friendship. Its sad that she chooses to live that way, but that is how I see her character. I glad you felt like mine was different, becuase I felt like I didn\'t really stretch the prompts at all. Thanks so much for reviewing and good luck to you to.
To me, this is a very cute story, and the punch line is just priceless. I donít know what it is, but thereís a certain aspect which makes it all that much funnier, if you know what I mean. Itís in your style, like in the very last line when Lupinís tone is described as Ďforlorní. Things like that make the story and the style of humour so much richer.
I also really enjoyed the interaction between James and Sirius Ė itís not easy to write them (for me at least) having such a relaxed, chummy relationship, but you did, and particularly well too. Just to a certain level, they (and Peter, for that matter) picked on each other, but nothing was over the top and all of it matched everything we know about them in canon to the tiniest detail.
Basically, I think this was a nice idea, and was very well written. The only complaint I have is some of the bits about Peter but really, thatís only because Iím in denial about his character and how he behaves.
Just lovely! Well done!
Author's Response: Peter was the hardest to write.
^^ I really like this. It's like... a really funny cross between making light of Voldemort and encreepenating the original carol. I did miss the regular rhyme scheme though - that would have been cool.
Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it and thanks for the review. :D
I always enjoying making fun of Voldie. I liked the original rhyme scheme too, but I\'m just not much of a poet. I knew if I didn\'t dump the rhyming idea that I would never finish. :)
Anyway, thanks again for the review.
Oh, my goodness. I love this rendition so much! It's just brilliant, and I love how you use those hilarious throw-away phrases, like calling Wormtail a weird little man.
AND I'm really glad you kept most of the rhyme scheme, and the rhythm was just perfect. I actually sung it to hear what it sounded like, and it was great (except for when I had to stop from laughing).
Well done, and really really really good luck with the challenge!
... and I realised I technically really shouldn't be saying that, being a 'Claw and all...
Wow... I'd forgotten how much fun this story was. Somehow. Heh.
More importantly though - I want to say to whoever reads this, I'm sorry for my neglect for the past... ages. Especially to Shmergo. I've been very flipped about for a long time now, but I appreciate everyone's reviews so much - and the friends I made here, I still love you!