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!
I forgot to mention in the first review that I immediately recognised Oliver's hesitance about domestic abuse from your canon.
I don't know what to say, except ... this is painfully realistic, isn't it? The denial. The cycle of abuse. I hadn't expected the story to move to this direction, and I can't say I'm glad it's did. However, it has, and you have done the topic justice so far.
I am going to read on!
Author's Response: I hope the domestic violence issue works in this because it was something I'd had in mind for a while (well, you know my canon for Oliver) - Ascribing it to Charity came about because I've long had an idea surrounding that proverb. It did feel a very difficult topic to tackle, which was one of the reasons the fic went over the word count, but also I didn't want a neatly tied up 'happy-ever-after' solution to the issue because in RL that doesn't always happen. Jonah did get away with it, sadly, and maybe Marcus isn't as bad as him. Hmmm, basically I hope I haven't tied myself in knots here. I did have to move the story on in the end, so hope it doesn't end up as trite.
Thank you for all the fabulousness that are your reviews :) ~Crollllalalalalalalalalalalanza
Okay, first of all, glad Dorinda saw sense in the end. Secondly, holy fricking Prongs! This was a fantastic chapter! You're developing these characters really well against the backdrop of familiar canon event.
And the kiss. Do you remember something I said about chemistry and biology? (well, it should have been bio, not physics ha ha ha)
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm glad you don't dislike Dorinda anymore. I did want to show that she had the option that Charity didn't feel she had, basically because I think Dorinda has a much tougher streak in her, and had Charity's advice in her head.
Ah, the kiss - mwahahahahahah. Mind you, Oliver is physic(al).
ta very much, o light of my life. ~Crolllllllll
I enjoyed this chapter but goddammit there's only one left and they haven't shagged yet what is the world coming to, eh? EH?
Author's Response: I have recently discovered shame, that's what the world is coming to (as no one else seems to be ;p) Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. ~Crololololololol
The smut was so hot it killed my internet.
Oh, but the tension building up to it!What can I say? I was about to post this status on the LS "please shag please shag please shag" and then AIM logged off. >.<
This is a really, really great fic, Croll! Yes, it's sad that it is way over the word count limit and you might be taking it off the running, but honestly, you should be proud you wrote this. (I know you are :D Just saying!) I just love the characters, how you presented the Muggle Studies classes and curriculum, the smut, and of course, how these two reach there. It ties in well with your general canon of that era, but it's also a wonderful fic in its own right.
Great work! I shall be reading Lucibeth and Sean soon.
Author's Response: they did shag. You got your wish! Hahahahahahah - still dying at this review after two days. Thank you so much for all your help, reviews and giggling smexiness - hee hee.
I won't take this out of the running, I don;t think, because the sixth story I wrote wouldn't make it out of the starting blocks. (MY PRONGS I'M ON FIRE WITH MY ANALOGIES!). I don;t want Charity to die. I'm wondering if I can write Oliver rushing in at the crucial moment to rescue her from Voldypants and that fricking snake. Just .... how can someone be eaten? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
sigh. Life sucks, as Goyle would say. :( ~Carole~
Anthony Goldstein doesn't like sex.
When he meets someone desperate to change this, both lives are altered irrevocably.
**A million thank-yous to my beta Soraya, without whom I would have floundered horribly.
This is lucca4 of Gryffindor writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
You always bring refreshing ideas to the table, Ariana! Both characters were dealing with some really serious issues here. I've never pictured either of them in situations such as these, but now I'm leaving with strong impressions. What will happen to them? Will Anthony be cured?
The writing was as lucid and lovely as can be expected from you :) I loved that part where her buttons fall to the ground and Anthony pictures them as eyes. His reluctance versus her appeal were also captured in some truly haunting words.
My only crit is that, when I finished the story, I was left wanting so much more. It was a little rushed for me; the part about Anthony's non-sexuality could have been developed further. I'm sure this has more to do with time constraints and your mounting responsibilities than anything else. I've also grown to expect so much from you, since you're one of the strongest writers here.
All in all, though, this is one of the most intriguing entries of this challenge. Good luck, my goddess, and keep writing!
Author's Response: Natalie! Thank you so much for reviewing :). I am so glad that you liked this story. The premise was a little strange for me to figure out how to write at first, especially Anthony's characterization. I do wish that I had developed that further; I was pushed for time on the first chapter, but not so much on the second chapter…I think I often times know the fully-fleshed out story in my head and forget that readers don't know it. Thank you again for the review! It was positively lovely to hear from you :) xx Ariana
Now that my little confusion about Clearwater's years at Hogwarts has been cleared up, I can review!
I was intrigued by the pairing, which is why I chose this one over the Romione. I'll be reading that next. There are so many moments about this fic I liked: Cedric's obvious embarrassment at entering an already occupied bathroom (with a girl inside it!); Myrtle's anticipation of watching Cedric bathe (a nice little nod to canon ;)). The gradual demise of her relationship with Percy was also properly dealt with. I've always wondered how it went wrong, although it's not very difficult to imagine, is it? Percy went a bit power hungry post-Hogwarts, and it's easy to believe the distance you've created her.
What I liked was that you chose Penelope to break it off, not Percy. I'd always imagined it'd be Percy. But I like this much better. He was detaching himself without being aware of it, taking her for granted, and she chose to cut the tie altogether. NICE!
I felt bad for her, though. Although it's obvious that she rushed into it - in a way - from her POV, I can understand why she did it. She didn't choose the best moment, but it had been building up for long, what with the lack of love and with Cedric being a nice gentleman, as always. And now, I feel sad he had to die :( I mean, reading what you said about his ambitions for the future just made it all the more heartbreaking. All those dreams just vanishing. -sob- I adored the part about Muggle Studies, though. I can easily picture him taking up the subject :D
I think of this fic not as a romance one, but a sort of character study; what I carried away is Penelope's angst, and Cedric's loveliness. Would they have made a good couple? Yes. Your portrayal of them shows their relationship could have been healthy. Alas! Cho just had to butt in.
Keep writing, and good luck with the challenge, behn.
Author's Response: Nat! Namastey! :D
Haha, yes, personally, this ship was harder to write than the Ronmione because Ronmione is established, with canon support, while here, according to canon, both Cedric and Penelope were with different people and it was an actual challenge to cook up a plot for this and actually make it plausible. The Ronmione, on the other hand, was like a missing moment, and it was enjoyable, more than anything (which is why I chose that in the middle of my exams).
I quite enjoyed writing Cedric. He's a fun fellow to write, and carving out faults in him was awesome, ha! Tbh, I enjoyed writing the bathroom scene. :) As for the Percy/Penelope problem, I've been the unfortunate witness to a lot of gradual relationship deaths, and this just felt like the right way that they would have broken up (I have written a story where the reason for the split is that Percy fell in love with Audrey while Penelope was on the run from the Ministry, but this was more plausible).
I needed Penelope to break off the relationship in this, ha, because I was in a hurry to get her to Cedric. That part was a product of my frustration while writing this. I wanted so badly for the fic to move quicker, that I just got Penelope to split with Percy :D.
She rushed into it because I rushed her into it :p. I'm glad that it took a natural shape, though, ha! It would be incredible awkward otherwise. I think the credit goes to my beta, Ari, for her wonderful way with helping me sort all of this out. :) Cedric is annoying when he's a gentleman, but I felt terrible that he died too. I figured he'd have been ambitious, though, he seemed like quite a person. I wish JKR hadn't killed him now. Sigh.
I find that I churn out a lot of angst and unrequited love these days. Probably because I've looked at too many people too closely. But I am really pleased that the fic resembled something -- a character study, if not a romance. And I wish Cho hadn't come at all. She ALWAYS ruins things for everyone.
I am so honoured that you liked the fic. Thank you for stopping by, behna! :) <3
OH OH! SQUEEAGE ABOUT TO ENSUE.
But first, "Vanishing Sickness"? Uhm. How evil are you?
I must say, excellent characterisation of Poppy so far. (Or, should I say, Pomona? :P) I can definitely see the canon Poppy in her, the one who can scold even Dumbledore and shriek at Snape. But, again, she's so young here, so of course, she'd be timid herself. You really caught that balance well.
Okay now I must continue reading. Can't wait to see how they hook up. -cackles-
Okay, I am having so much fun right now with this. See, what I like best is that you're taking your time with your story, letting it roll out at its own pace while providing it with enough moments to giggle at. Your characterisation of both characters is flawless, but so are the additions of magic-related things.
Will they or won't they? You have me on tenterhooks, O Wise Owl!
Your writing was exceptionally lovely in this chapter. There are, however, a few errors. I noticed a missing full-stop in the first chapter, and a missing closing quotation mark in this one. Also, I think it's N.E.W.Ts and O.W.Ls. But I say this with HPWikia as my source (I had to check for my fic), and haven't read the books in a while.
One last chapter! -sob-
Before the final squee, a few things first:
The mattress shifted next to him, and he he saw her getting up hastily, as if she hadn't meant him to see her there again.
“You remembered,” she smiled.”
And I think there should be a break between the first line and "Remus smiled" here:
“Oh, they all went home to sleep. You can hardly all go back to your old dormitory now.”
Remus smiled. “It's strange to think of someone else using it now. It felt very much like it was ours, more than any other part of the castle.”
Now that's done, let me say that I absolutely loved this! Yes, the kiss did happen, and yes, I'm a smutdragon, but there is a time and place for everything, isn't it? :) You wrote a lovely story keeping the characters in mind. Well done, Sophie, and good luck with the challenge!
Oh. OH. HAHAHAHAHA. Okay, I need to gather myself. Omg. I am now remembering your fic about this marriage from Draco's side ha ha ha.
Right. Uhm. I enjoyed the Slytherin out of this. There's just something very irresistible about an endless battle of wits, isn't there? The best part is that I knew Pansy was going to lose, but you write her small victories so well that it makes her fall all the more devastating and hilarious to watch. I thought she was very well-characterised. And, er, between the two of us, we've made Slytherin the house of fashion. O.O Let's hope the snakes don't find this story...
Draco was as ever an utter joy to read. I couldn't wait till he finally announced his change of plans. GLORIOUS moment there! The real revelation was of course Daphne. You had me there for a while HA! Can I have her?
My only issue is that this fic is too long as a one-shot? Not that there aren't long one-shots, and it doesn't count against the fic itself; this may merely have to do with my own personal taste as a reader, mind.
Great work here! Pure comedy gold, with a lovely moment at the end. In spite of my jealously, I wish the two girls the best!
Author's Response: Woot woot. Thank youuuuuuuu (and for the beta job). I had a lot of fun writing, possibly because I knew the endgame having written the other story. Slytherins are fashionable, doncha think? But, yeah, lets not tell them :P
It's interesting you say it might work better asd a one shot. I think because I wrote it more or less in two days (I was on a deadline with cotillion) that I just got on with it and didn't think about splitting, but it is a long story, so that could well be going against it. Hmm, I shall have a think about that.
Not sure pansy and Daphne will last. It could be that as neither can trust the other then that's a fantastic basis for a relationship, but we shall see - ha ha. Do you want Daphne? Um ... No, I haven't finished with her - hee hee.
Thank you for the reviewwwwwww and everything else :D ~Carole~
Wow. I am completely blown away by this fic and the absolutely stunning writing. I'd quote a favourite part if I could. Well, I can't. The attention to detail, the summoning of imagery, the description of her pain, both emotional and physical, are done so masterfully I kept gasping throughout. Fantastic writing, tarik (if I can call you that)! I can't wait to read more from you.
Author's Response: aslkjdhasjk;lfhljk goodness thank you so much, Natalie :DD I am blown away by your review! So so happy that you liked the details, and the portrayal of Merope and the imagery. I was a little worried the imagery might have been a bit overdone; usually my stories are a little sparser and flatter. Thank you so much for the whole pile of amazing compliments once again! And you can just call me teh :) Or by my real name, Nicole, though I'll always sign off as teh :) Cheers! - teh
OH GODS. VERY INTRIGUED. Also, it just struck me that you haven't called me "cowbag" in a while...
Author's Response: I would never call you cowbag; it's a CALUMNY! Thank you very much for the review. ~Carole~
Hmmm. Does Henry know about the Malfoys? What exactly is the position he holds in the court? I'm finding these a little unclear D: But that may be due to my ignorance about how the Tudor court - or courts of those times - worked.
I'm really enjoying this, Crolololol. I especially love Elizabeth. Her scene at the garden with Lucius reminded me strongly of Lily and Snape.
Author's Response: Hmm, perhaps I need to clarify things. Basically people at Court didn't necessarily hold a position as such (although many of them did). I meant by 'position' his standing at Court and the respect he holds and the benefits of being a rich person at that time. Henry knows the Malfoys but not that they're magic. I discovered when researching this that Henry was the first King to bring in an Anti-Witchcraft Act in 1542/ random.
Thank you for the reviewwwwww. ~Croll
I don't know why I'm saying ha! I just felt like I had to because GODDAMN that was some hot writing there :P
But, yes, don't think I only pay attention to the smut. I'm not that depraved! I thought your writing flowed very well; it was lucid and emotive. I loved the morning after part a lot.
Well, now I need to rush and find out what happens to them. Excuse me.
Author's Response: Yayayayayay, you thought it was hot! RESULT! Actually, I was so worried the smut would come across as gratuitous and/or inaccurate, lol, but I did do some, er, research before I wrote it. (I basically badgered Jamie/Acacia Carter and she told me all about the delights of bar sex... hahaha) Anyway, it means so much to me that you enjoyed that, ahem, aspect of the story :D
I'm so glad you thought my writing flowed well! One thing I also wasn't too sure about was if it worked in rather uneven sections. I'm glad you thought it was lucid and emotive -- yeah, Rosmerta was drunk, but she wasn't *that* drunk, and I think she knew that the morning after. And yayyy, you liked that bit! :) Thank you so much for the review, my dear Natalie. *squish* It means a lot!
YES! Yes, they needed to have s- I mean, get back together again hehehe. How did you manage to slip in all the angst in such a hot moment? You witch you!
No, seriously, I enjoyed this. This Rosmerta is different from Gina's which I read last night, but I love both versions. I want her and Sirius to get together, even though I know it's not going to happen. -sigh-
There was a part where you said "James and me have fought". I don't know if that was an error or if you wrote "me" in place of "I" deliberately. Apart from that, no hiccups. Lovely writing, Soraya!
Author's Response: LULZ. Well, they do have sex. Hours of it, in fact... *snigger*
But again, thank you so much for the compliments! (Didn't anyone tell you that I AM a witch -- just one with a .38 beta pistol? :D) Yeah, I read Gina's Remus/Rosmerta and agree that this one is very different from hers. It means a lot to me that you love both versions :3 Sirius and Rosmerta do kind of get together, at least sporadically while he's in the Order. It's just that he then goes to Azkaban, poor dear. :(
Ummm, I did kind of put that there to make Sirius sound more colloquial, but I'm not quite sure it came off properly :/ I may go and revisit that. Thank you!
I am honestly gobsmacked at how much you, Carole and Gina have enjoyed this :D I didn't think it was very good, hehe, but your reviews have made me think otherwise now. I really appreciate your reviews, my love, and I will definitely be reading your Dominique/OC once the Cotillion's over -- just let me finish my two stories due in tomorrow first, lol. I heart youuuuuuu!
HAHAHAHAHA. I died when Rosmerta kept butting in lmao. Oh dear. Sorry, I am just giggling at all the lost opportunities. Although, if they're almost living together, why has Frank not thought of asking after a nice session of ... er... tea?
I'm sure you have reasons for that. :) Okay, I am adoring this fic so far. We always read so many sad stories about the Longbottoms it's almost bizarre seeing them this happy, this untainted. Can't wait to see what happens next!
Author's Response: I know, right - the stories about Frank and Alice are always sad, always after their torture. But they had to have been strong, vibrant people to have been respsected Aurors and in the Order. I am really enjoying writing about them. They might be the closest to OCs I've come, since there is very little to base them on. So I'm glad you enjoyed reading about them. Of course I have my reasons for him not proposing after "tea." I had a very clear vision of his actually proposal that I had to write up to, hence all the interruptions. Thank you so much for reading this, I'm glad you enjoyed it and giggled! ~Gina :)
Oh! THIS WAS THE BEST! Now, I am glad Frank didn't do it after that ... er... tea session. I really enjoyed this, Gina. I think you have given the two characters a lot of lovely moments in the fic, and it was a pleasure to see the Order in action, and Sirius being himself, of course!
Author's Response: See, always a reason. For some reason, I had this very clear picture of Frank impulsively proposing at an Order meeting and standing up to Moody to do it, lol. And it gave me a chance to include the Marauders so yay! Thanks so much for the reviews, I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)
Well, I don't have a you-know-what, but yeah, Krum's vand is my thing.
Author's Response: Vere is your vand?
I enjoyed this, Croll. See, I knew the pairing and had a faint idea of how they might get together but the journey was unexpectedly refreshing. You were a bit troubled by the out-of-control flow of your narrative. I'd say put that worry to rest. It swept me along like a storm. A very Irish, funny, blunt, Finniganish storm.
Yeah, glad it wasn't Finnegan or I'd have had to bodily uproot you from Great Britain and carry you off to the Lake Isle of Innisfree.
Okay I went a bit mad there, but I LOVED THIS.
Author's Response: FINNEGAN FINNEGAN FINNEGAN!
Uproot me, woman, I want to go to Innisfree and watch my honeybees.
Thank you so much for the review. I'm so pleased you liked it because it did rather get away from me. Yeah, a Finniganish storm!
Thanks again ~Carole~