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Real name: Lori
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I am an obsessed Harry Potter fan who, according to one friend, "needs rehab." Hehe. I like canon-compliant stories and pairings, especially Romione, which is probably evident from my stories.

You will notice I don't use British spellings. I always strive to accurately portray British culture in my fics and have my characters (and JK's) behaving in culturally appropriate ways. But spelling and punctuation are tools of the writer, and I'm an American writer. :) I always feel incredibly pretentious when I use British spellings (if it's required for a challenge)--LOL.

Right, just wanted to let you know where I'm coming from in case you are annoyed that I spell it color instead of colour. Hehe.
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The Journey Back by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 79]

Summary: Hermione is working for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement on repealing old laws that favor purebloods, while Ron has recently left the Auror Office to join his brother at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. When Hermione decides to move to Australia to be with her parents, Ron is forced to confront the reasons behind her abrupt decision. Yet there is more going on than he realizes, and a simple proposal takes him to the other side of the world, where they will face one last test of their love. This story is now complete!

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 27879 Chapters: 10 Completed: Yes
05/20/11 Updated: 06/30/12

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 06/16/11 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter Three

She's BAD!!!!! How did she know Hermione was Muggle-born??? Oh, dear, this is so good, Gina! This was my favorite chapter, and you did wonderfully with Ron. Thanks so much for letting him notice her slip even if he doesn't realize it fully yet. And yay for him not wanting to go home and wanting to figure things out for himself at this point, and for Harry not being involved at this point. I adore Harry, but I hate that Ron is so often portrayed as not being capable of wiping his own rear end without some BFF consult from Harry. Rubbish!

Hermione DID have tears in her eyes, didn't she? Of course she did. And what of the note? I have so many questions, but I don't care because I love Ron so much I simply can't stand it. And when I find him so true to his canon self in fanfic, I get positively giddy.

SO much love for this, Gina! Please don't make me wait long for the next chapter. YAY Romione!

(Sorry for the incoherent, rambly review. All of that to say, Well done! I love it!) ~ Lori

Author's Response: Lori, Lori, Lori! Thank you so much. You are the measure of a good R/H story so if you like it I'm tickled. Plus it was your offhand remark so long ago that inspired this! You are a GREAT reader - thank you so much for picking up on the little things, particularly that first one. Heh heh. Wish I could say more but I don't think I will because your reactions are just too much fun. ;) I'm glad I've done Ron some justice - he's perfectly capable of handling things on his own, isn't he? Hermione's bit is up next and might surprise you. It might surprise me, who knows! Thanks so much for the lovely review, they make me smile and want to keep writing asap! ~Gina :)

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 06/24/12 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Nine

So glad to see this fic is back in action! I really enjoyed Harry showing up and seeing him and Ron working together, and Hermione, too. I liked that Harry knew Hermione would not come out until he'd proved it was really him... nice. And also that Ron didn't care for him busting up his rescue--haha.

I did pause that Ron was thinking how Hermione not crying/being strong was one of the things he loved about her, because--while she is incredibly strong under pressure--she is also kind of a big crier in canon. Not that I think she should have here, because that all felt right. Just interesting that he mentions it as a character trait.

Can't wait for the conclusion, dear. :) Well done!

Author's Response: Yay, thank you for my 70th review! I like even numbers, you know. ;) I'm glad you liked it, thanks again for your help. As for Hermione, I guess even if we see her cry in the books, I just never really picked up on that. I just don't equate it with her personality when she is able to think so fast under pressure. And this is five years later, so let's just pretend she outgrew it a bit. ;) I honestly can't see her bursting into tears during any of this. It's not nearly as bad as what she when through seventh year, after all. So that's where that came from, sorry if rang untrue! Hmm, do you want me to make her cry in the next chapter? Muhahahah - kidding!! Anyway - thanks again! I've started wrapping it up, hope you enjoy! ~Gina :)

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 07/23/11 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter Six

Gina! You wretched woman--how could you end it there? Lea warned me there was a cliffhanger, but this is just hateful. ;) Hehe. I jest, of course. (Well, at least a little.)


Hermione misses Ron. :D She misses him, and that is just what I needed tonight, dear. Thanks for the fix.

Still loving it. Bring more soon please.

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 05/20/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

GAAAHHHH! It's here! :D I was so excited when I saw this was posted, you secret-keeper, you! It's just lovely. Poor, poor Ron for being so dense. You know I love this, so I will just reiterate that the magical elements make this so much more fun, and Arthur's line about "scrutiny"... lol!

I still think Hermione seems less emotional than she would be under these circumstances, but I have a feeling those issues will be revealed later. SHe is so delightfully complicated. OH, and I liked that you let Ron get choked up... perfect place for that.

Squee! New Romione from one of my favorite authors! What a great day!

Author's Response: Thanks, Lori! You remember that writing a Romione was your idea in the first place, right? I hope I can live up to it. Thanks for all your help with the story so far, and with the title especially. And thanks for the lovely review! You know what's going on with Hermione so I won't address that here, hee hee. Let me know if you find any airparks anywhere. ;) Thanks again, hope you enjoy the rest! ~Gina :)

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 05/28/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Ah, such fun. And I'm really excited for what happens next because the rest will be new for me! :) Poor Hermione... will we be seeing some missing-Ron angst and agony soon? Hehe. I know I'm cruel, but I don't think she knows how much she needs him yet.

Still loving this Gina. The reactions from the crowd watching the proposal was a lovely touch. Those ladies would not have been able to keep their thoughts to themselves.

Don't worry, Ron. Lori is here to console you. :D

Bring on Chapter Three, Gina!

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 07/05/11 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Five

I do not like this Katherine Kelly person at all, not at ALL. But yay for Ron in Auror mode--you do him justice, Gina. ;) I have nothing constructive to say in this review, but only wanted to let you know that I am still really enjoying this and desperately awaiting whatever is next.

Ooh, also wanted to mention how much I like your characterization of the Grangers. It fits with who Hermione is, and makes sense.

Well done, as always! Bring on chapter six!


Her Name Is Lily by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: Ginny goes into labor, but an unexpected setback strands her and Harry at home, where their third child is born to two brothers who are not impressed.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1172 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
05/25/11 Updated: 05/25/11

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 05/26/11 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

*shakes head at last review* Well, you know I loved the original drabble that gave birth to this one-shot (haha), and I really enjoyed the elements you've added as well. But thanks SO much for keeping my favorite line, "send your damn deer." I just love it, and I can imagine her saying it at that moment of desperation. And how fitting that the siblings don't really get the gravity of the situation.

Oh, I didn't remember the bit about Harry's rush of adrenaline causing him to both laugh and cry at the same time... very nice writing there, Gina. I've experienced moments like that but would have had a very hard time describing it in words.

This was a fun one!

Author's Response: Hi Lori! A belated thank-you for the lovely review! I really appreciate it. I had fun with this in the drabble contest and am glad I could make it work as a one shot. It could have happened this way, you never know. ;) Thanks for reading, I really appreciate the review!! ~Gina :)


Last Moments (Ends With You) by Eleanor Lupin
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: A lament for two lovers who died side by side in the most horrific war in wizarding history.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 113 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
05/29/11 Updated: 05/31/11

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 07/30/12 Title: Chapter 1: Last Moments (Ends With You)

Greetings, Nora. :) I know nothing of poetry, so take my words with a grain of salt... but I found the simplicity of this beautiful and heartbreaking. Really lovely. ~Lori

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Lori! :)


Orphans of the Storm by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: On the run for nine months, Dean spent his time deliberately not thinking of his friends as he struggled to survive, but he could not control his thoughts at night.

In his final year, Seamus longed for release from the daily torture of the Carrows' regime.

In her room, Parvati had made a list of all the things she wished to do if she survived, but wasn’t sure she could carry it through.

After the Battle, the three of them relax by the lake.

Who knew their thoughts had been so intertwined?

Disclaimer: I am no JKR, JFK, J-Lo or whatever initials are famous.

Jess (ToBeOrNotToHaveTheLongestUserNameOnTheBoard), this is for you. Happy Birthday, mate.

Ta, lots, Gina, for the speedy beta job and Emma for the Irish help.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity

Word count: 5472 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
06/02/11 Updated: 06/02/11

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 07/24/11 Title: Chapter 1: Orphans of the Storm

Well, I've been binge-ing out on flist fics tonight, and you have not escaped, I'm afraid. :) I am so glad I chose this one first (I'm horribly behind on your recent stories). I just love trio era, and these three are so important to that group of Gryffs, and yet, there is so much room for speculation, particularly during that year at Hogwarts. Your dialogue was fab, and the relationships believable.

The beginning bit with Lavender was actually one of my favorite parts, as it set the tone of where they have all been, and gave a nice background to the guilt Pavarti is experiencing over Lav's injuries. I liked this story very much--well done, as always. /broken record ;) (oh, and thanks for including me on that list of recommendations below... hugs!)

Author's Response: Thanks Lori. I'm glad you're managing some time away from your visitors to binge on fanfiction (heh heh) I liked writing the dialogue in this story - particularly Seamus who always amuses me. Thanks again ~Carole~


Never Let Me Go by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 8]


Louis Weasley had always assumed that the worst of his problems had been falling for someone he wasn't supposed to. This was, however, until that very someone turns up missing from one the biggest societal events of the century.

He was willing to break every rule and taboo to find her, but could he succeed where the entire might of the Ministry's Magical Law Enforcement Department failed?

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 10275 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
06/07/11 Updated: 11/26/13

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 06/09/11 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Jess, I really like this. I've not had a chance to get started on all these mysteries yet, but when this popped up today, I couldn't resist. I like the potential of the pairing (though when I think too much about it, it does squick me out a bit--lol), and I like what you've done with Louis already. His guilt, I predict, will be significant, since it happened in those few moments that he stepped away. :(

I really like Percy as the MoM and I find it a totally believable scenario. I'm seeing some political ties, as she is now the Minister's daughter... someone trying to control Percy? Hmmm.

I can't wait to see where you take this. Really good start.

Author's Response:

Yay! I think the read count on this story is still in the 40s or 50s, so hurray that it's catching someone's eye.

I see what you mean by the potential for squick with the pairing, but when you think about it, half of Louis's gene pool is in no way crossing with the rest of his family's, and I just sort of picture Audrey as from Muggle-born stock. If that helps any, lol.

I'm halfway through the next chapter already, so an update should be fairly soon. Soraya found the idea of Percy being MoM to be weird, but he really is a politician through and through, so he was the next logical choice to me.

Heart for the read/review. Have a lovely evening!



Hangman by littlebird
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 18]

Summary: Past Featured StoryOn the morning of Hermione’s 18th birthday, Ron hunts as Harry gathers. One boy is successful, while the other is not. At the end of an hour, who is to blame?


This story has been nominated for the 2012 Quick Silver Quills: Best Dark/ Angst Fic

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 2844 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
06/09/11 Updated: 06/15/11

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 10/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

I absolutely adore this fic. You've just done it perfectly, with every note pitch-perfect and Ron so brilliantly himself from a view we've never really seen before. The little moments between himself and Harry just break my heart. So little is said, so little is even described, but you've chosen exactly the right words to show how tenuous Ron's grip on his emotions really is.

Rowling showed us Ron's behavior during this time, but I feel like you managed to zoom in the lens and show us what was happening internally and is just works so very, very well.

I noticed you are a Harmony shipper, at least enough so to have written fics of that nature. And yet, here, I got the feeling that Hermione wanted to be with Ron, that you were writing the canon Hermione that Rowling wrote. Is that so? Or is that just what I wanted to see? :)

This review is flaily and really little more than a big squee, but Hangman is right up there with my favorite stories on the site. And that is saying something. Right into my favorites it goes, as I can see myself reading it over and over again, whenever I need a good Ron fix.

Thanks for that bit with the blanket, btw. I sigh a big dreamy sigh every time I read it.

Well done, and congratulations on your QSQ win. It is much deserved.



Raindrops by Gmariam
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 248]


He returned with a quiet sadness and a surprising new responsibility to keep him focused. She returned with a misplaced bitterness and the matching position that forced them to work with one another. Yet fear, resentment, and stubborn arrogance kept pushing them apart, even when they were meant to be together.
Winner, Quicksilver Quill for Best Canon Romance. Thank you!!

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse

Word count: 88679 Chapters: 28 Completed: Yes
06/20/11 Updated: 12/20/11

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 10/15/11 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter Twenty

Squeeeeeee! Love, love, love this! Arlienne is great, Sirius is great, and the sketch... oh, the sketch! Too cute!

Right, this review is rubbish, but I wanted to let you know how much I love this chapter! ~Lori

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 08/08/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Poor, sweet James. I really did love this chapter, especially the reference to James trying to save people--nice allusion to something we see in Harry later on. As for Lily, I think it's telling that even Mark is starting to clue in to what is going on with her... if only she could figure it out for herself.

Drumming my fingers, awaiting the next chapter, dear. :D

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 07/21/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Duuuuuuuddddeee. This is my favorite chapter so far, easily. Just, wow. Way to get into her head, Gina. I've read a lot of J/L, all from writers who do it very well (yourself included, obviously), but I'm not sure I've ever felt so connected to Lily. Seems somehow that I always relate more to James, as she usually comes off a little aloof and hard for me to relate to. But this was really brilliant.

First, I loved the scene with Snape--you got him perfectly, and that is really hard to do. I felt like I was watching the scene unfold, so few words being actually spoken between them, and yet LOADS of important emotion and history swirling under the surface, particularly for Lily. I like how he asked her about her year and she answered predictibly, but you show us how fake it all is. And i suspect they both knew it.

So that was a great bit, but then... oh, JAMES, how I love him when you are the writer. :D Your banter is glorious here because it's not really banter, is it? It's everything real that is going on between them, cloaked in witty banter while both of them acknowledge what is really going on. That probably didn't make any sense, but you know what I mean. There was a weight to their toying with each other, and I was truly holding my breath when he backed her up physically, challenging her. I wanted him to kiss her so bad! But you are a much better writer than that, so I guess I'll have to wait. *sigh*

Then end was perfect as well, really weighty and heartbreaking. Your James is drool-worthy as always, but your Lily is just a revelation to me... really enjoying being in her head this time around. I hope the next update is just as quick as this one was. I'm beyond hooked.

Well done!

Author's Response: Oh Lori, wowowowow. Thank you so much for the amazing review! You are going to give me a big head, lol! I'm so glad that these two are coming off well. And that you liked Snape - I was worried that might be out of the blue, but he showed up and wouldn't leave, lol. And then James - I can just picture that bit with him backing her up, can't you? Hee hee. I'm glad you enjoyed the end, that's another bit I can see very clearly. Shoot, now I hope the other chapters live up to this review, lol! Thanks again, Lori! ~Gina :)

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 12/13/11 Title: Chapter 27: Chapter Twenty-Seven

I'm sighing with contentment, Gina. I'm so sad that this is about to end, but what a lovely ride.

Nice tough writing that fight through several locations, especially the stairwell. I love when there's UST in a confined space... haha! Seriously, I think having them on the move while fighting took it up a notch. Well done.

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 08/09/11 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter Ten

Ooh, so much LOVE for this, Gina. :) Your Sirius is really wonderful, do you know that? I enjoy the playful one we always see, and I do believe that is a canon fact... and yet, why would two people as wonderful as James and Remus be so close with someone who wasn't anything more than that? And we know he was more even from what we saw of him in Harry's life. So my favorite part of this chapter was him approaching Lily and giving her a clue (well, trying to, at least).... the end of that conversation was just perfect! "I know." Love, love, love.

I'm glad Mark was the one to break up with her. I like him as a character and I doubt I would continue to feel that way if he put up with her after figuring things out, which he obviously has. Nice scene there, and nice that Lily is just starting to understand her own heart on the matter. I thought her reactions were just right during that breakup scene.

I didn't check to see if any of our brit-picking friends have reviewed this chapter yet, but I thought I would warn you that you have committed a heinous offense in this sentence: "If Potter hadn't gotten her riled up at the last meeting, none of this would be happening." ;) Hehe. I figured I'm allowed to point it out as I'm a repeat offender of this crime myself.

You were missing a paragraph break in the middle somewhere, too, which I would want to know. But I'm possibly being very annoying now, so I shall return to gushing.

James! How I adore him, even when he is obnoxious. Poor fellow just sitting there with his friends when this crazy girl... ;)

More, please!!

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 09/05/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

I love the new chapter, Gina! It may have been a struggle to write the game, but I would never know it by reading. You really did a wonderful job--fast paced and enough going on with the characters I care about to keep it interesting. I don't enjoy reading Quidditch for Quidditch's sake, but I did want Gryffindor to win and I was worried about James and Cynthia in the match. Great, great writing throughout. Love Lily at the end, as well. She's finally coming around. What on earth did Dumbledore say to her? Hehe.

I predict some lovely conversation and well-deserved snogging in the next chapter. Can't wait to see if I'm right. This story is LOVE.

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 11/05/11 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter Twenty-Two

Oh, how you write these little cliffhangers! As usual, I enjoyed this chapter so much, Gina. It's fun to imagine Lily using this time to bond a little more with Remus and Sirius--both of whom you have characterized so well. And what a great little surprise there at the end. Literally not sure I can wait for the next chapter this time. She seems to have come a long way emotionally where he is concerned during the absence. Bring more! :)

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 10/06/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Ooh, I love the boy vibe you've got going on in this chapter. In fact, it's nearly all boys except the bit with Anastasia, isn't it? I'm glad James didn't let Sirius off the hook so easily, and that Sirius did seem to be genuinely sorry. I liked the fight, and the way it fizzled out, too. Poor James, thinking he and Lily would never sit under the stars together. ;)

I was going to quote that same bit the previous reviewer quoted about Sirius being hotheaded. Nice bit of foreshadowing there... makes it truly heartbreaking that James could predict such a thing and that Harry would be there when it happened.

Lovely chapter, Gina. Can't wait for more!

Author's Response: Thank you so much, Lori!! I really loved writing the James/Sirius bits too. And yes, I was trying to say something about Sirius's character there, which is sort of sad since we know the future. I can't believe no one has said anything about Anastasia, lol. But I'm sort of glad this chapter is getting a better response than the last few, haha. Thanks so much for the review, I really appreciate your thoughts! ~Gina :)

Reviewer: WeasleyMom Signed
Date: 11/27/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Does your imagination know no end? Wow, Gina, Just, holy cow. What a great twist! To be honest, I'd wondered how you were going to get back to a place where they could really get into the whole Hogsmeade thing, since they know what happened, but we don't really know everything. What a brilliant way to bring all of that back into such clear focus. I loved it. And your Sirius is just... YUM. He's perfect.

Had you previously revealed that Rabastan was Arlienne's brother? If so, I had forgotten. Nice little surprise there--totally believable and a great tie-in wiht canon.

I can't get enough of this story, and will be sad indeed when you post the last few chapters. You've outdone yourself, girl.

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