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06/03/09





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:

Completed Fics:

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

Next-Gen:
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
Lucy/Lorcan: Whirlwind

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

Crack Pairings:
Ron/Mary Cattermole: The Substitute
James/Severus: Always … But Not Who You Think

Character Studies:
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


Poetry:

Snape/Lily: The Silver Doe, In Winter in My Head
Tom/Minerva: Spiral
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


WIP/Abandoned:

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.


Upcoming Fics:

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!


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One to Remember by Gmariam

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 73 Reviews
Summary: It's Valentine's Day, seventh year, and James Potter is determined to make it one to remember. Unfortunately, so many things go wrong that Lily Evans will probably remember it for all the wrong reasons.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/12/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One - How To Not Start The Day

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

Author's Response: Yay! I'm so glad you came to read this, Natalie! That's because I started it back in the fall and really, really wanted to post it for your birthday but I was just so stuck I wrote that James/Sirius instead. I'm glad you like it. I don't know if brilliant is the right word, but thank you! I'm really glad that James' POV seemed right, because it was tough to write, given that the first piece was Lily's POV. Don't worry, I've got the next chapter up tomorrow and the third is finished as well. It's quite a bit longer than the other story, so I hope you like it. Thanks so much for giving in and reading and leaving such a lovely review!! ~Gina :)



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/14/11 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter Two - Another Adventure With Amortentia

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 :)



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/14/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One - How To Not Start The Day

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.

~Natalie

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! ;)



Ludicrous by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews
Summary:

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.


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/11/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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!

~Natalie

Author's Response:

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

~Jess



My Funny Valentine by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 22 Reviews
Summary: Looking forward to a romantic Valentine's Day with his fiancee, Ginny Weasley, Harry finds himself caught up in a truly hideous case with Romilda Vane from the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Department.

Seven men have been accused of inappropriate behaviour with the same girl, and Romilda is sure she knows who is to blame. Is it simple Muggle-baiting, or does the witch concerned have her talons flexed towards an unsuspecting eighth victim?

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. This is far, far too silly to have come from her quill.

Happy Valentine's Day to all the readers and writers on MNFF.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 02/15/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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

Author's Response: hee hee. Well, it was a bit of a big rewrite. The original girl was Lavender, and Millicent was only featured by name. Poor Draco *snort*. Should I save him? ~Carole~



Remembering Lily by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 39 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: A lonely figure walks down the street, long auburn hair trailing behind her in the blustery wind. She pulls a red wool coat snug around her, gloved hands tucked into pockets as she wanders the sidewalk, glancing up at the shop fronts. She is young, but her face is lined with sadness, as if searching for something she has lost. Her green eyes long for answers.

Across the way a young man stops and stares at the woman in the red coat, hardly daring to believe it might be her. And yet as she turns and walks back up the street, he knows it is, and his heart stops beating for a moment. He blinks, just to see if she will disappear from his life once more, like she did over a year ago.

She doesn't.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/15/11 Title: Chapter 1: Part One

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!

~Natalie

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 :)



The Past Unwoven by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: After being shamed for his role in the war, Draco Malfoy doesn't see anything but prison on the horizon. However, when help arrives in the form of a longtime enemy, he can't help but be a little lost about how he's supposed to feel about it.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 03/06/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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.

~Natalie

P.S.: This is my 150th review. :D

Author's Response:

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!

~Jess



Curiosity by The_Real_Hermione

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: Despite outward appearances, Tom Riddle has always had a certain curiosity when it comes to girls, but will curiosity drive him to lose the one thing he never thought he even had?
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 03/18/11 Title: Chapter 1: Curiosity

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

Author's Response: Hi Natalie,

Thanks for the lovely review. Thanks for saying you liked my characterisation of Tom Riddle - in general, I found it a bit difficult to write him because as a character I don't really feel any empathy for him. So I'm glad a "canon-stickler" like you thought he was in character!

I guess I've always wondered why Myrtle was the one who died - after all, Tom made a Horcrux from that murder, and generally he seemed to like making Horcruxes out of significant deaths - and also why she chose to become a ghost. I actually started exploring these ideas in a fic I wrote about 6 months ago, called "The Wrong Secret"... and as to your question about Myrtle haunting Riddle, the answer to why she didn't is basically in that fic. So I won't elaborate here because I'd be giving away the story lol.

Anyway, thanks very much for all the compliments and praise and taking the time to review!!

~Katrina



Hell's Bells by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 42 Reviews
Summary:

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?



A Dra-Comedy. 



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.

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/03/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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.

Author's Response:

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.

Onwards!



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 11/03/11 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

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.

Author's Response:

I torture Draco for sport, ngl. I'm glad it could bring you so much amusement, hehe. Heartsssss!

~Jess



Cold Dreams by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Not all marriages are idyllic - not even for a hero. And however much we want someone to have a happy ending, love sometimes has a way of upsetting the equilibrium.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. To my knowledge all her heroes had the happy-ever-afters they deserved.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 03/31/11 Title: Chapter 1: Cold Dreams

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*

~Natalie

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~



Not Alone by The_Real_Hermione

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 13 Reviews
Summary: Teddy Lupin appears to be surrounded by love and happiness, yet sometimes death and loneliness overshadow everything he does.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/20/11 Title: Chapter 1: Not Alone

Hello!

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!

~Natalie

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



A Family Matter by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 20 Reviews
Summary:

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.



This story has been nominated for a 2014 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story.

Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/15/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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.

~Natalie

Author's Response:

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.

~Jess



Lockhart, Sprout and Two Smoking Goblets by Equinox Chick, Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 12 Reviews
Summary: Humiliated in front of the entire school by the purple-faced Pomona Sprout, Gilderoy Lockhart plots a grand revenge. His weapon of choice - a goblet full to the brim with steaming cocoa.

But has he underestimated the redoubtable Head of Hufflepuff House?

This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw and Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 2 - Don't You Dare Prank Me!.

Disclaimer: We are not JK Rowling. If we had been, then there'd be far more stories about the Marauders in print.

This story is dedicated to our flist - especially the lovely Natalie (hestiajones). Enjoy!

Thanks for the on-the-hoof beta job, hestiajones.

Giddling madly, our story has been nominated for a 2011 QSQ for 'Best Darn Story Ever On The Archives' - okay, I mean Best HumoUr.


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/15/11 Title: Chapter 1: My Kingdom for a Broomstick

Hahahahahahaha.

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.

~Natalie

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~



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/15/11 Title: Chapter 1: My Kingdom for a Broomstick

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.



Ready by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 22 Reviews
Summary: Ron decides to leave the Ministry, and the reasons catch Hermione by surprise.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/15/11 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

AWWWW!

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.

~Natalie

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 :)



In The Stars by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 12 Reviews
Summary: A year after divorcing the impossible Draco Malfoy, Astoria Greengrass is preparing for her perfect wedding to the perfect Roger Davies. The only possible thing that could mar her day is the need to accommodate a journalist and a photographer from The Prophet

Then her sister turns up with her ex in tow, and Astoria realises her day is not going to be quite so 'yar' after all.

This story has been written for Lori (Weasley Mom) who is a big fan of the film The Philadelphia Story.This story has been inspired by that film. If you haven't seen the film, then you should because it's a classic.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, Philip Barry or Katherine Hepburn.

Thank you, Natalie, for the beta work.

** - indicates a line from the film High Society.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/18/11 Title: Chapter 1: What a Swell Party this is

D'awwww. So cute. :)

Author's Response: yeah, fricking awesome.



Mirrors by Equinox Chick

Rated: Professors • 21 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It's 2012 and for Charlie Weasley, life in Romania with his dragons is good. Okay, his mum doesn't stop nagging him about his love-life, but at least she's not attacking his hair with scissors. The only cloud is the Ministry of Magic's threat to slash their funding. What Charlie needs to do is charm the visiting Ministry official. Unfortunately, he hadn't expected it to be his brother's prim ex-girlfriend.

Will she slash his budget? Or can he make her change her mind?

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the April Fool's Challenge ~ Prompt #3 Next Gen.

A huge thank you to Sarah (SapphireatDawn) for beta'ing this at record speed.

Inspiration for this pairing came from Julia - she features in the fic ... sort of ...

Disclaimer: You must know by now that I'm not JK Rowling.
Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/17/11 Title: Chapter 1: Bean Counting

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.
~Natalie

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.



Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/15/11 Title: Chapter 1: Bean Counting

AAAARGH!

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.)

~Natalie

Author's Response: I'll let you into a secret. I love squeeeeing - especially from you - ha ha. Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ~Carole~



Flying High by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: What happens when Scorpius Malfoy takes on Lily Potter in the air?

Based on my fic 'High', this sonnet was originally written for The Diamond Challenge in Poetry, Anyone? over at the MNFF beta boards.


Reviewer: hestiajones Signed
Date: 04/26/11 Title: Chapter 1: Flying High

"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.

~Natalie

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~