I currently live in the great state of South Dakota. Why do I live in a place with such nasty winters, I don't know. Since most of my family lives far away in more exotic places than I do, my life revolves around my four dogs, Sampson, Raphael, Seamus, and Mayhem. They are a min-pin, a toy poodle, a teacup Malti-Poo, and a Great Dane, respectively.
I've always had a fascination with the mental illness aspect that characterizes Bellatrix Black Lestrange. My first story is her story. On one site I was sorted into Ravenclaw but I think the hat made a mistake. Most days I feel like a Slytherin!
I found this story after trying to read the story you just updated. When I read that it was a sequel I went back to read the first story. So far I like it.
Author's Response: Glad you found it (and like it so far!) - Can't believe it's over ten years since I wrote this. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you do continue to read the story.
I think if you know your topic well enough the teaching becomes easy. I'd be most concerned that Maeve know her Dark Arts rather than if she knows how to teach. She can figure that out.
Author's Response: She's had some experience of the Dark Arts... and plenty of time on her own to figure out what she doesn't know! I think it's facing all those kids that she's most concerned about. :-)
It seems like Severus has some pretty intense feelings toward Maeve. I don't think it's all hatred either.
Author's Response: There's definitely a history there. Thanks for still reading and leaving a review.
The relationship between Severus and Maeve seems so sad. I think I would be hopeful that they would pick up their relationship again--not where they left off but with the knowledge that they have both matured over time and know more than they knew then.
Author's Response: It's going to be a bumpy ride for the pair of them, but they're definitely more mature.
How sweet. I can see how Arthur would be very annoying but also endearing with his "crazy" love of all things muggle. I just smiled at his description of his visit to a muggle art museum. I thought I'd try out some of the featured stories. That's how I discovered my very favorite author, Kerichi. Great start to what promises to be a very sweet story.
Aww--that was so sweet. I'm beginning to think that Maeve is mean and rude. To think that Arthur already knows he wants seven children and he's not afraid to say it:P It's funny--young Alastor already sounds like older Alastor. Great chapter.
When I pictured Amos Diggory all I could think of was Rob Pattinson:D Maeve is so mean. I suppose she means well--she did say she didn't want Molly to go out with Arthur out of pity but who's to say that's the reason? I hate to think of poor Arthur with hurt feelings. I can understand though--Arthur's the steady, kind, and weird guy who probably no one wants to date--you know, the nice guy who finishes last. Even Shane seems confused by Maeve's actions. Great chapter.
Why is it we sometimes hate to accept that the obvious is true? So it sounds like Amos was a pretty boy but a little too caught up with himself. I think Shane and Arthur are better friends than it looked at first. Shane seems to have Arthur's best interests at heart. Great chapter.
I'm getting ready to slap some sense into Arthur. He's been given all of these opportunities to talk to Molly but he just can't do it. Geez, even when Molly outright asked him if he had something to say he couldn't say anything. I'm thinking that Molly will take matters into her own hands pretty soon. Great chapter.
It was interesting to see the young Lucius Malfoy and Narcissa Black. Andromeda too--you don't usually hear a lot about her. Geez Arthur--do we have to knock you down and drag your interest in Molly out of you:P I liked Maeve's statement at the beginning--something to the effect of "we'll just have to try harder next time." Great chapter.
They stayed out half the night and Arthur still can't tell Molly how he feels! I think she should just go with the flow--maybe he's never going to tell her how he feels:D Some guys are like that. The part I liked best was the Quidditch commentary--what was it the Banshee Strategy?? Great chapter.
It's funny to think of Arthur as being so shy now but going on to have seven children with Molly. And, those children certainly weren't shy. This is such a nice look at Arthur and Molly when they were younger. Since so little is written on this topic it would seem to be fertile ground for many authors. Great chapter.
I still want to shake Arthur. Why did he think Molly had the responsibility of saying something? Arthur's just assuming stuff and you know what they say about that:D Great chapter.
How sweet!! Now we know where William and Fred and George got their names. I really enjoyed this story. I'm glad it was featured or I probably never would've found it. Great chapter.
Another author suggested I read your work--Equinox Chick maybe?? I was of course delighted to see that you've written a number of stories that seem to have been well received. This gives me a bunch more to read. Reading fan fiction is my dirty little secret and I engage in it frequently:D This was a great first chapter. I plan to continue reading. One question though. You stated that wannabes were at the bar. Maybe Muggles or Muggleborns. How could Muggles be there?
I think I'd be scared to death being left alone after viewing my memories in the Pensieve. That was creepy. I'm surprised that most of these people don't have ulcers from being stressed out all of the time. This reminds me that as all kinds of things were happening to Harry there are a number of other things going on in the background--many other stories that are waiting to be told.
I would say that Remus should definitely go visit his father. There are a lot of unanswered questions. I'm curious as to what Remus will be doing at Hogwarts. Will he be teaching again?
That was a nice twist to have Remus' Mum be a former professor at Hogwarts and have Molly changing Remus' nappies when he was a baby. I also loved it that the twins found out that Remus was one of the inventors of the Marauders Map and were able to give him the respect he was due.
I loved the prank and the fact that it was the same as the one at the end of the Marauders' 7th year. Brilliant. I also loved Remus' response to Draco. I think this is going to be a very witty story.
That was very interesting. Your feral wolf almost sounds like a vampire. Remus was very brave to give out such personal information to his class. I agree with him though--the students will be better off knowing the info he gave out.