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!
The fic with the scene of DOOOOM! :O I hadn't checked your story notes so I thought this was a one-shot, and I was like WAIT NO WHAT IT CAN'T END LIKE THIS!
I love your Theo and Justin and want them to kiss already. :3 You must be relieved I can't find any way to fit Scugo into this fic. Hehe.
Okay, real review. The beginning was intriguing! And I must say I was continually surprised - Justin and Theo's history, how horrible! I felt bad for both of them. You portrayed them really well here, and they have very distinct personalities.
Malfoy. >.< Annoying, really, but very, very well-written! I could picture his smug little pale face every time he appeared.
Really excited about this! I want to see how you're going to develop this further. And thanks for the Dean/Daphne teaser. ;)
Author's Response: It's just a teaser. Theo finds a time turner and skips forward to find Hugo - strange but true Thugo reigns! Thank you for the review, hestiajones person. I'm still a bit meh about this. It wasn;t quite what I wanted to do, but better than the 1,5k I deleted. Ta lots ~Carole~
I don't know the original so I can't really compare them, but I did have a lot of fun reading this. :D You said you wanted it to be ridiculous and mean; you have achieved that, don't worry! I can actually kind of imagine the real Pansy singing it, judging by the insults. Well done!
Haha! This was an interesting read. I love fics that pick up on random minor characters and give them a story, so yes, I loved this.
As a member of the Wizengamot, I may have to agree with Mr Harry Potter's statement and let both of them go. :)
Hahaha! This was a like a breath of fresh air. I needed the laughter after a hard day's work.
I do have some crit. There is this line where you say:
“If there’s anything you need, we’re right here,” called Tamora Andronica, the only girl who’d ever chosen Neville Longbottom as her ‘Hogwarts Hero’ date.
As the scene is told from Ron's POV, I was wondering how he could know.
That's it, really. The part with Ginny really made me giggle. Thanks for writing! I am going to go and read your other fics. :)
Author's Response: Thanks! The bit you highlighted, I realise I didn't make quite clear, but I thought it would be something else Harry had told Ron, but didn't want to repeat myself too often. But thanks for the review!! :)
Oh this was fantastic! Damn, Gina. You write their banter so bloody well. I loved everything about this fic. It was fun, funny, and definitely sexy. Going straight into my favourites. :D:D:D:D:D
Author's Response: Thanks Natalie, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I think I'm getting a handle on these two, but they just won't leave me alone, you know. ;) Thanks for reading this one, I appreciate the lovely review! ~Gina :)
Oh Carole, Carole, Carole! What can I say? This was just an amazing ending.
Okay, I’ll start with a confession. I think I am rather in love with your Dominique (which makes me feel bad because it’s like I am cheating on mine), but yours is a more intriguing character. She is dark, she is sarcastic and she is very, very sexy. I think Dominique should be made officially gay by Rowling because men just don’t deserve that much hotness.
Poor James :/ But I felt sadder for Dominique, the way she is caught in a half-way house. Although, I must say that this story gave me an interesting insight into your James. In High, we don’t know much of him, and this peek into his life is quite touching and bittersweet. It certainly gave him an interesting dimension. I’ll be thinking of it when I read the final chapter of your glorious (but not very convincing) Scorpius/Lily fic.
You really baffled me in this story, and I mean it as a compliment. I kept wondering why this Myles, who sounded a tad like an oversexed Cormac McLaggen, was writing such amazing poetry LOL. The plot twist in the end with “M”(heeheeheehee) yanked off my pants (metaphorically speaking, of course!) I cried tears of joy because Dominique liked girls! :D :D And also that Myles person was not the poet because that would have made me traumatic.
Your writing really shone in this fic. You write emotions really, really well. Dominique’s chapter was so heart-wrenching. The letter about carousels was beautiful and poignant, the scene in the bathroom was beyond amazing, and the dance with James was so desperately sexy. While the first chapter was bittersweet, the second overwhelmed me with its tragic sense of loss and wanton desire for wholeness.
I feel like no praise is going to be enough without dropping the f-word a fair few times, so I shall poke you later on :D But thank you so, so much for this! Seriously, I love it to bits!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. If I tell you how much I agonised over this story (when I remembered you're not keen on 'cousins') I was close to deleting it all, but this was the canon I kind of had for James - being in love with someone he couldn;t have - and Dominique fitted the story largely down to you making her so bloody hot- ha ha. Of course THIS was the reason I couldn't read Bleed because I was terrified I'd have to delete all of this once I'd read your Dominique. M can be Maudie if you desire it so, however I wasn;t sure (from what I remembered) whether she was at all like Maudie, and this prob doesn;t fit your timeline - or Dominques career as a restauranteer - (ha ha - I had that in another story years ago)
yours is a more intriguing character.
That's because I am evil ... No, it's because you know your Dom inside out, and I know my Nix - hee hee.
Deeply touched by the review. I shall sniffle a bit more and then worship at Kara's feet for encouraging me to finish. THANKIEEEEES ~Carole~
Oh hell! I meant "traumatised", not "traumatic" >.< Thank Merlin Bob the Snake does not seem to be crawling about here...
Author's Response: And of course I won't tell her about this at all .... heh heh heh. ~Carole~
It's Harry's first Halloween, but the raging thunderstorm prevents an overly eager Lily from taking him out to trick-or-treat. Instead, she, James, and Sirius spend one of their last carefree moments together.
I mean, I loved the fic. It's perfect for Halloween. It's just the events of the next Halloween mortifiying me. :/
Lovely one-shot, though. :) I enjoyed reading it!
Author's Response: One of the things I love and hate about Marauder-era is that everything is shadowed with the knowledge that nothing lasts. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it anyway; I tried to keep the gloom to a minimum :D xx Ariana
I love this! It's a great start. Can't wait to read moooooooooooore. Hmmm. Yes, Susan should be officially gay as well. Teehee!
Author's Response: Is there anyone het left?
Oh Gina! This was absolutely stunning and masterfully written. I love your choice of memories and how well they mesh with the present. I have to confess that I teared up many times while reading this - Dumbledore's kind words, his friends's staunch loyalty, Tonks's love, and Remus' life. I mean, how hard it was for him. It's overwhelmingly sad, and I am happy he got Tonks in the end.
Lovely, lovely story! Going into my favourites.
Author's Response: I know, I know - I realized it lying in bed last night, just couldn't change it from my ipod. Darn you all for being so quick to read it, lol! Thank you very much for reading this, Natalie. I'm glad you enjoyed it and really appreciate the amazing review this morning! ~Gina :)
Oooohh! Intriguing beginning. I want them to shag already. O.o This is one of the weirdest pairings I have ever read, but you're pulling it off so far. And I can see why it was racking in the word count: the story does need a lot of development in order to be canonically believable. Cannot wait to see where it leads.
Only complaint. You had to be pick Terry to be a prick, didn't you?
Author's Response: Shag? the lovely Hannah? Now why would she do that? Yes, canonically this took some twisting. I hope this works; it seemed to at the time, but then again I would say that - ha ha.
Yeah, sorry about Terry, but ... um ... I needed a Claw. Anthony and Michael didn't quite fit for me. Um, you might not want to read the rest ... *hides*
Thanks for the review, my love. ~Croll~
I LOVE THIS. Of course, I love Draco redemption fics in general, but there was something so pleasant, so calming, so understated about it. It inspires so many promises of hope.
What I enjoyed most about this story was Luna. You wrote her so, so well. But your depiction of Draco-snark was perfection too. This exchange had me giggling:
"You're Draco Malfoy," she replies instead. The non-sequitur throws him and he responds defensively.
"And you're bloody brilliant," he snaps back. "Do I know you?"
I honestly felt for Draco's plight in this story. He's one of those characters that a fanfic writer can easily make or break, and here, you did a great job at invoking pity in us. This part made me tear up actually:
"He's a naturalist," she replies. Her eyes light up with happiness, and in an instant he knows he has lost her.
My only nitpick is that the mention of Luna's captivity at Malfoy Manor came somewhat late. I'd expect twitchy Draco to think of it earlier. You could still add it in a line or two in the first section itself. Just a suggestion.
OH! I forgot to mention I enjoyed your version of Astoria as well. :D I think JK mentioned somewhere that she was a Slytherin, but meh. I also wrote her as a Ravenclaw in my early versions.
Really loved this, Gina. I used to secretly ship Draco/Luna on and off, so it made me happy!
Author's Response: Natalieeeee! Thank you so much for the review! I'm so glad you liked it, I've been playing with this idea for a while. Originally it would have taken place over several years, but I think I like this better. I'm glad I kept a bit of Draco's snark, although by this point he is a bit depressed and disillusioned. You know, I woke up and checked for reviews and first thing I did was go look for Astoria--which I had done already, but I just wanted to be sure. I didn't find any reference to her house, and I put her in Ravenclaw to go with my Christmas story about Scorpius and Roxanne (Scorpius was in Ravenclaw.) So I think I'll stick with that either way. And I have to admit I wrote more than half of this before remembering the bit about Luna being captive. I knew I had to address it and I thought it turned out okay, but I could see your point about it being earlier. Although, their first encounter is so brief, he might not even think of it until he keeps meeting her and the guilt begins to grow. Haha, that's an 'after the fact' answer if there ever was one! Thanks again for the lovely review! On to my next pairing...~Gina :)
Back off, girls. That GQMF is MINE. I claimed it when I was betaing.
And oh! Of course this story kicks serious ass and Hebe/Barnabas deserve to die in a fire.
Author's Response: But he was in the pub last night. You need to get to London, pronto!
I might set fire to them. I could resurrect Crabbe to cast Fiendfyre.
This is making me giggle so much - LOLOLOLOLOL Thank youuuuu ♥ ~Croll~
Two minds or one? It is hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.
This is so bloody fabulous, Julia. First of all, I love the visuals it gives me: tears of glass cutting skin and tearing life, extinguished with one tongue-flick. Gahh. The entire poem is like word porn. I cannot get enough of it.
As for the emotions it evoked in me. Once more, it managed to remind me of Harry's sacrifice, his need to sacrifice, and the great fear, loneliness and vulnerability he felt after he realised he had meant to die after all. The last two lines, however, makes me think of the strange parallel between him and Voldemort, and how different they were from each other at the same time.
I hope it receives as much love as it did the first time, if not more. It deserves nothing less!
Author's Response: Oh you have me giggling right now :3 Word porn. Thank you so much for the lovely review, Lafonna.
OMG. Where do I start? I absolutely loved this. OMG.
Okay, when I saw your claim, I was excited! This sounded crazy impossible, and I definitely wanted to know how you were going to approach it. And you did it so well. It's glorious, it's saddening, it's beautiful and poetic. The last lines had me gasping. Gahhhhhh. I am incoherent right now.
Seriously, my friend, this was a one-of-a-kind magical feat. Going straight into my favourites!
Author's Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked it. <3 This was a really difficult pairing to write, but I was intrigued by the challenge and I had fun finding a way to pull it off (though also lots of angst, I'll admit). I'm really happy it came out well, this was about the fourth version I tried.
:/ One of my favourite poems from you. It reminds me of The Nundu, which you know I love. It is so chilling, and yet so sad and hapless. I admire how well you pull of structured poetry. Well done!
Author's Response: Aw, thanks Nat. I do tend to write villanelles about impending death a lot, don't I? (Probably why I'm not as big a fan of this poem - done that before!) I'm glad you liked it though <3
I kept thinking this was Sirius, because Alf reminded me of Alphard. Lol. But I know it isn't :) Poor Sirius didn't have such a grandmother, who sounds more the Molly Weasley type than the Black kind.
Lovely poem again. I love the images that you present here. This entire stanza was such a joy to read:
Salt on the window, nails in the lintel,
Red rowan’s twigs our fire to kindle,
Clothing reversed to show off its stitches,
Milk at the door to placate the house-elf,
Collections of bells along the high shelf,
All to ward off nasty fairies and witches.
The last stanza is, of course, the best! I am running out of words to praise lol. Really loved it.
D: That broke my heart a little bit D: But also, it made me happy because goddamn Daphne is taking charge of her own life and didn't need a man to show her how to live it in the first place. :D I love your Charlie, btw, and his fluid sexuality. *drools* Lovely work!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Natalie! I really appreciate the review and your comments. I suppose you could look at Daphne that way but I still sort of feel bad for Charlie for being played like that. But who knows, maybe Daphne hated doing it but had to. And yes, Charlie is fluid in my book. I have plans for him that do not include Daphne Greengrass whatsoever. I might have even come up with a title this past week. hee hee. Thanks again! ~Gina :)
Shouldn't have read that with a full bladder.D: Also, how dare you try and taint the purity that is Snapeheart? D:
This was comedy gold, CON. You write Gilderoy so well lmao.
Author's Response: Ahhh. SW, how lovely to see you here.
This is pre-Snapeheart and poor old Dick was under the influence of that ghastly lipstick.
Glad you enjoyed it, but ewww to the full bladder.
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So that's what happened. UGH. Damn you, Drew. Damn, I also hate the name Drew as a rule. >.< I love that we are looking at things from Demelza's POV at last. Lets me know her a bit more, and how and why she is attracted to Tracey.
Oh Merlin, this pairing has to work out! Or I will not want you any longer. CANNOT WAIT FOR NEXT CHAPTER!
Author's Response: He is evil! And yeah, Drew is a horrible name. A certain friend of ours kept calling him Droopy Drew - ha ha ha.
Thank you for the review. I shall be getting the next chapter up - net willing - very soon. I hope you like the end. ~CON~