Body of Work
There’s something for everyone, unless you like reading Snape romances, which I don’t write. Or Voldemort’s children. Or Snape’s children. You will, however, find two Snape/Lily and one Voldemort/Minerva poems. Other than these, I’ve written:
Alternate Universe: Going against Salazar’s Grain, Winner of 2011 QSQ for Best AU.
Dark/Angst: To Follow the Dark Lord, For I Am a Mother, Killing Meda’s Daughter, Him Alice and Me, Carousel, The Receding, Becoming Rita, On No One’s Side and Lacuna Mentis, Winner of 2011 QSQ for Best D/A.
Draco/Astoria: Because You Came, Winner of 2011 QSQ Best Canon Romance.
Femmeslash: Cut, Bleed, Susan, Hands That Fit, Desire And a Half.
Humour: I Like a Healthy Breeze Round My Privates, Bit of a Nasty Shock. Mmm. These are exactly about what you’re thinking.
Harry/Hermione: Over a Mug of Tea, Harmony. I have delusional friends whom I love.
Historical: Waiting, An Act of Love
James/Lily: Ain’t Love the Sweetest Thing, Always Come Back to You
Maleslash: In the Back of the Shack, At the End of It, Anchored, Something Strange
Marauder Era: A Tale of Six Perspectives, Wish You Were Here, Common Cold Won’t Keep Me Down, Always … But Not Who You Think
Non-pairing: Sunday Lunch with the Malfoys
Scorpius/Rose: Breaking Rules, Of Weasleys And Malfoys
Scorpius/Hugo: In the Back of the Shack, At the End of It, Anchored
Dominique/OC: Cut, Bleed
Post-Hogwarts: Seamus’ Break with a Banshee, Mirrors, A Splendid Fate, and The Substitute, Winner of 2011 Best Non-Canon Romance
Ted/Andromeda: Eternal Flight, Five Christmases, Soul Sister
Ron/Mary Cattermole: The Substitute
James/Severus: Always … But Not Who You Think
Rita Skeeter: Becoming Rita
Merope Gaunt: The Receding
Florean Fortescue: Florean Fortescue - An Unsung Hero
Albus Dumbledore: Going against Salazar’s Grain
Bill Weasley: Never too Late
Andrew Carlton, OC: Being Muggle with Rooney
Tom Riddle: Commencement
Mrs Zabini: Rendezvous with Mrs Zabini, Desire And a Half
Pansy Parkinson: Carousel
Molly Weasley: Knowing Who She Was, The Solitary Prewett
Snape/Lily: The Silver Doe, In Winter in My Head
Draco/Harry: Dreams Made of Green
Remus/Tonks: it might not be, but still
Hogwarts: The Battle of Hogwarts, May 2nd and The Clarion Call, Winner of 2010 QSQ Best Poetry
Lily Potter: The Gathering Storm and the Crib
Harry/Ginny: A Night of Love
Harry Potter: Memories Are Not Enough
Draco Malfoy: I Am Shame
Regulus Black: My Black Brother
Bellatrix and Narcissa: The Black Sisters
Bloody Baron/Grey Lady: Murder for Love
Hestia Jones (oh): Drive Your Car On
Draco/Hermione: The Other Woman
A Marriage Made at Hogwarts: I’m afraid I won’t be continuing this. :/ I had completed it ages ago, but I lost the draft twice and I don’t have the heart or the motivation to finish it. Or delete it.
Before I Forget: A Maleslash featuring Regulus/Rabastan. I will definitely complete it next year.
One Day in the Life of: A Next-Gen fic featuring all the - well - Next-Gen kids. This too will be finished in the coming year.
As of now, I’m severely blocked. D: However, I am working on the following projects and both will be posted before 31st January of next year:
Songs, Lovers and Everything in Between: A string of post-Hogwarts romances featuring rarepairs.
Bill Weasley and the Temple of Lsulaph: An Alternate Universe as well as Parallel Universe crack!fic-cum-adventure featuring the most dashing Weasley to grace your consciousness along with twelve daredevil and powerful sisters. Together, they must defeat the evil sorcerer/non-Egyptian pharaoh Lsulaph, who has taken over the Incaff sisters’ kingdom.
UPDATE: If you're looking for Fireworks Inside, here's a link: http://clickysmut.livejournal.com/2930.html
That’s pretty much it. Hope you enjoy the stay!
Okay. So I gave in. >.<This was just too...brilliant for words, Gina! Such a pure pleasure to read. I don't think there was a single line that didn't contribute anything to the story - the entire chapter had everything put together perfectly. I spent most of it laughing. I actually pity those who cannot appreciate the talent you have with dialogue. Conversing, talking is a part of everyday life, and Marauder banter is the best. You wrote James' POV so well. There are no favourites because every moment, every comeback, every smartass thing that was going in his mind was funny and goofy. I'll nag you everywhere until you submit the next chapter, and I apologise for this rambly review. D: ~Natalie
I swear, in the name of Boris' goatee, that this chapter alone is one of the best things I have ever, ever read in my life. Now, don't go denying my compliments as you always do - I mean it. I seriously mean it. I read the chapter thrice and thoroughly enjoyed every read.
I am still laughing at the Snames reference. See? That wasn't so hard. *sniggers*
This time, I do have a favourite part. Don't get me wrong, the whole thing was absolutely delightful, but this part was just...amazing.
I took a few steps closer, thinking she was going to be sick, but she stepped backwards, shaking her head. Her hair settled around her shoulders, and I was suddenly struck by a familiar scent: vanilla, laced with lavender. I stared at her, speechless, and she stared back, equally stunned. Students passed around us, oblivious to what was happening in this private moment that was ours and ours alone. I wasn't sure what it was, but I couldn't move and didn't want it to end.
Author's Response: Natalie, I took out the line about Sirius barking, since someone would definitely call me on it, lol. But I left the Snames just for YOU! LOL! I'm glad you picked up on it, I was laughing madly to myself when I wrote it. I even IMed you but you missed it. Anyway, thank you for the amazing review. I am going to deny your compliment, just because I'm not sure this is as tight as some of my other J/L stuff, but then, what do I know? I've already got more reviews for this one than the wedding fic that buried me! Don't get me wrong, I quite like it and am having a blast, it's just funny what other people like in my writing as compared to what I see and like. I hope you like the next bit, I managed to work in some Arithmancy after all, and beat James up pretty bad. Thanks again and Happy Valentine! ~Gina :)
WHOA! My review got cut.
Anyway, what I was saying was, this is a truly great fic, and you have made me fall in love with Prongsie all over again. I can't wait for the next chapter.
P.S. I have actually been waiting the whole day for the update. :)
Author's Response: Oops, I missed responding to this bit. That's good because I always wonder why all your reviews are for the first chapter? LOL. Thank you and I'm glad you are enjoying Prongs again! ;)
On the day of Draco Malfoy's post-war trial for the conspiracy to murder Albus Dumbledore, one Harry James Potter offered to give testimony. But what did Draco's oldest enemy have to say about the boy who had caused him nothing but grief for seven years?
This story has been nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best General Story.
Hahaha! This was another engaging read from you. Actually, the entire thing was fun and didn't have a single moment where the sense of urgency slowed down. I found Harry's testimony was a great thing to experience, a real treat. Although this is a complete story by itself, you could take it further. *wink wink*The only thing which I thought could have been there was that moment at Malfoy Manor where Draco refuses - more or less - to recognise Harry. No doubt you had a good reason for not bringing that up.
Keep writing, and see you soon on the list!
This was just good, old-fashioned fun at Draco's expense. It's a moment I'd planned to incorporate into my giant Draco fic, but seeing as what I have written of it is complete shit, I've decided to piece together the story in a series of one-shots or maybe a shorter chaptered fic at some point.
I know what you mean about the Malfoy Manor thing, and I thought hard about that before deciding to leave it out. I sort of think that Harry mentally gives Draco a pass for anything that happened after Dumbledore's death, because he knows Draco isn't a killer and is in a really crap situation, so it really isn't his fault. Since Draco's also a bit spineless, he never could have brought himself to sell out Harry, since reality hath already made him less naive about what would come of that and what death looked like. I think Charity Burbage's death changed everything for Draco and how he perceived his own lot.
That's enough ramble. I'm glad you enjoyed the story, and thanks for being a great e-bestie. :D
Hahahaha! This was brilliant. It really made me laugh. The thought of Draco getting it on with Bulstrode...*shudder*I'm glad you decided to post it, Carole! ~Natalie
Holy Prongs! Every time you write a James/Lily, I think: This is it. This is how much I can love James Potter. And then, you write something new, and I fall in love even more. How do you do it ?
This story was so... fresh. I really, really loved everything about it. Lily was so amazing, and I think that in three chapters, you managed to tell a really wholesome story. It is so tragic that they don't have much time left with each other.
Gina, this is one of those fics which I'll be returning to read over and over again. I love it so!
Author's Response: Look at me, responding six months later! A very belated thank you, Natalie. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and really do appreciate the review! ~Gina :)
Hehehe. I had to review; I was planning to ‘crit’ it for March anyway.
So, I was obviously interested in this poem because I’d written Draco/Harry as well using the same POV. My only thought when I reached the end of the poem was this: Dammit! This is much better than mine.
There are poems which are beautifully written, and then there are poems which are a joy to read. This one belonged to both. The rhyming is nicely done, the feelings are nicely explored, and the story is well-told. I also loved your turns of phrase. A few of them are un-poetic – “I ask him if he’ll have a drink with me”; others are inherently so – “Those lively eyes that shine so picturesque”. Yet, they blend in beautifully.
This was a great job, Jess! I think it ties with the Greyback poem for my favourite poem from you.
P.S.: This is my 150th review. :D
Squee! A review!
Squee, your 150th review!
Squee! This poem doesn't suck!
I have no idea what prompted me to write it. I was clicking along on a Katie/Oliver chapter, and suddenly I opened a new doc and out it came. I almost always default to the sonnet, even though structure wasn't exactly necessary, but I think it worked well in this instance.
The difference between the 'I ask him if..." line and the 'Those lively eyes' line was meant to be Draco was thinking a bit more clearly, but once he got some booze in him, his brain started scampering to and fro, coming to a lot of strange conclusions. We all think we're smooth when we're drunk, hehe.
I'm glad you like the poem, and thanks for being my first review! Luv ya!
Hello Katrina!Tom Riddle 'romance' is something that draws me in - especially the type in which the characterisation is done as well as you've done here. Because I'm a closeted McGonagall/Riddle shipper, my first instinct was that it was Minerva. But as we moved along, the character didn't sound like Minerva and my interest heightened. I must be very slow today because I didn't guess Myrtle until the Chamber was mentioned. Intriguing choice there! It puts a rather nice twist to the whole history behind Moaning Myrtle. The only thing I kept asking myself was...Why didn't Myrtle haunt Riddle? If she had had a 'boyfriend', I imagine her coming to talk to him. So, I'd have liked to see a little bit of that. Perhaps Riddle did something to stop her haunting him? That is the canon-stickler in me speaking. I think the story as a whole was brilliant, and I loved you went against the grain and chose Myrtle. That Riddle wanted to explore his sexual side is a very interesting topic to examine, and you have explored that here so well! Keep writing! ~Natalie
It was the worst news a father could receive: his son was marrying his worst enemy's daughter.
But for Draco Malfoy, being in the role of the reasonable parent was in itself a debacle as he tried to make the best of a bad situation. But when circumstances forced him to spend more time than he ever cared to with the most irritating Mudblood on the planet, he constantly questioned his sanity, as well as that of his son.
However, Draco might have come to realise that things change, as well as people. Is Hermione Granger Weasley the mad bint he remembered, or were they both a little different this time around?
This story has been nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance.
This story has also been nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Humour Story.
LMFAO. Why haven't I read this before? WHY? What is wrong with me? This is completely hilarious and glorious. You should never stop writing Draco. After Brazen, I'd thought you couldn't top yourself, but you have. Brilliant first chapter, and just so amazing in all its snarkiness.
As you know, torturing Draco is a favourite pastime of mine, so it was my consolation in writing a pair I cardinally dislike. He's still a bitter pill, but he's mellowed and turned into a bit more reasonable a bloke.
OH MY PRONGS! This is seriously one of the most enjoyable fics I have ever read in my life. You write Draco so bloody wonderfully it's insane. I was laughing throughout the whole thing, and just ... LMFAO you crazy woman! There were so many lulzy moments in the fics I was nearly in tears. Going straight to my favourites! Great work, and I can't wait for the last chapter.
I torture Draco for sport, ngl. I'm glad it could bring you so much amusement, hehe. Heartsssss!
The poem is beautiful. I love the way you effortlessly do the jive around these villainous poetic forms. The imagery is perfect for portraying a marriage gone sour, especially the last line: Each day they lie, too cold for dreams..
My only complaint: WHY NEVILLE? Boy deserves a happy marriage. *sob*
Author's Response: I know ... I'm sorry. I didn't want him to be unhappy, but ... it was the Laureate's fault. Thank you for leavingme a review. I was nearly forced to review it myself *snort* ~Carole~
I have never read Teddy/Victoire this way. It was an interesting and refreshing take.
You know, I don't really favour second-person POV - can't write it well either. But it was done nicely here. It almost sounds like Victoire is with Teddy, and thinking about this, not saying it out loud.
One thing that intrigued me about your characterisation was Victoire's Veela-temper. I tend to see her as a female version of Bill, cool and collected, and now I am thinking: why? I think it's reasonable to expect some hot-headedness from Fleur's daughter.
Teddy was great. I do think of him as a guy who doesn't shy away from crying. That scene in the Shrieking Shack was sad, though. :( I felt somewhat teary when he thought of his father's transformation.
All in all, I enjoyed reading this. Hope to read more from you soon!
Author's Response: Hi Natalie, Thanks so much for reviewing, I'm glad you liked it and thought it refreshing and interesting! That means a lot. I actually like second person a lot, I quite like trying out different perspectives and tenses, but this one sort of came from the song. So you're right, it's like she's thinking these things when she's with him. I've read a lot of interpretations of Victoire - some where she's just like Fleur and some where she's quite different. To me, being a Weasley and part Veela, she'd probably have a temper (because even though Bill is calm and collected, the rest of his family aren't quite so good at staying calm). I think she's probably fiercly loyal and very protective of Teddy because of how much he's suffered. In a way it's like how Molly treats Harry, though obviously different because that's a mother/son sort of relationship, but that kind of thing anyway. I'm glad you liked Teddy, I've always been drawn to him as a character because Remus and Tonks are great characters and he is, in many ways, mirroring Harry. I think he would go to the Shrieking Shack, because it's a physical place which he can connect particularly to his father. I'm glad you enjoyed this! I hope to keep writing, I'm currently about halfway through my first Marauder-era fic, so hopefully that will be up soon. ~Katrina
Bachelor life suited Zach Smith just fine, and the lack of expectations on his time and attention suited him even more.
But his life changed in an instant with a knock on the door and an unexpected delivery.
HAHAHA! I cannot wait to see where this story goes. Brilliant start, Jess. You might succeed at making us like Smith just a little bit.
Well, no one's an a****** forever, not even dearest Draco. I thought that it was fitting for Amanda's story was about redeeming the incorrigible. :D
But fie on toddler antics for being hard to write, lol.
Oh Prongs, I was laughing so hard last night when I read this. This is just amazing! SnapeHart, of course.
I really thought the story was brilliant because all of them were in character. I find Lockhart the most obnoxious character in the HP series, yet he provides me so much entertainment. No wonder I can't let go of my current banner.
The plot was genius! I love that you made it a Hufflepuff/Ravenclaw thing. Sprout's Hufflepuff nature showed in her hesitations, but even badgers have to be nasty once in a while. WE BITE if we have to!
Sevvy was rather fun. Haha! I love the camaraderie between the staff members; it's written in the way I imagine it to be. Although...er...what happened to him in the end? I mean, Lockhart is certainly not James Potter. *Snigger*
The sense of humour with which the story was written was fantastic. It had me laughing throughout, but when Lockhart jumps on Snape, dear Merlin, I nearly died.
Yes, it was seamlessly written - I couldn't tell which part was whose until I saw the end note. Fabulous work, guys! Good luck for the challenge.
P.S. Thank you for dedicating it to me. :D
Author's Response: Of course we had to dedicate it to you; it was the first thing we agreed on because we know you're a huge fan of this ship. *giggles and runs away*. Natalie, thank you very much for the review (and the impromptu beta work) Both Gina and I had a great time writing this (well, I hope she did), so it's good that you enjoyed it. ~Carole~
Sorry for the second review, but I'd forgotten to add that I love your title (and I got the reference to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).
Author's Response: We lubs the title, too.
First thing, I never "awww" in the review, but this is just too freaking cute dammit. I love reading Romione banter in general, and this was done so beautifully, Gina. I can't even decide whom I liked more - Ron or Hermione. Both of them were equally well-written and so much in character. This really was an amazing thing to write as a present for Lori, and an amazing fic for us to enjoy. Great dialogue- you pwn all of us there.
Author's Response: Natalie! Thanks so much for stopping by to read this. I'm glad you liked it so much. I'm thrilled it was in character - I'd hate for all my couples to start sounding like J/L so that makes me feel good that I can still do dialogue but with a completely different couple and their quirky dynamics. It was fun. Thanks for the amazing review! ~Gina :)
D'awwww. So cute. :)
Author's Response: yeah, fricking awesome.
Ohhh! I loved this. Now you will have to write more about them. I want to know if they ended together. I want to know if they had babies! I want to know MORE!
I rather liked Penelope. :D You wrote her the way I imagined her to be. Reserved, talented, strict and unyielding, but you really turned her around nicely in the end.
*sigh* I think I'm beginning to have a liking in Charlie. NoooOooOOo...BILL BILL BILL!
Sorry for the rambly, squee-y review, but lovely story, Carole. I believe I have a new ship to sail now. Lol.
Author's Response: Well, if Penelope can go out with two brothers ...
Thank you so much for the review and enjoying the *ahem*. Babies? Um, not sure. More sex, yes! Ha ha.
This is chaptered! I was hoping to get down to some P-rated smut dammit.
Excellent start, Carole! I am loving the reference to AA. Penelope is rather interesting, and I can't wait to see how you'll bring her around. ;)
Can't wait for the update (and sorry for the squeey review.)
Author's Response: I'll let you into a secret. I love squeeeeing - especially from you - ha ha. Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ~Carole~
"What happens when Scorpius Malfoy takes on Lily Potter in the air? "
He asks her if her cousin Hugo is single.
Now that that's been sorted out, let me talk about the poem. It's so much fun! I like how each quatrain focuses on a character, and let us know what each player is doing. For a fun, fast-paced fic like High, I feel that this poem has the right tone and mood.
Nicely done, Croll! I enjoyed reading it a lot.
Author's Response: He asks her if her cousin Hugo is single. ... because he happens to know that Heloise is looking for a date ... heh heh heh. Thank you for the review and glad you were able to relate it to High. I enjoyed writing this very much. ~Carole~