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Real name: Kristine Marie Schierbeck
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Harry Potter Press Conference by coppercurls
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: Daily Prophet One-Shot Challenge, by coppercurls of Hufflepuff house. The cast of Harry Potter has consented to allieviate the anxiety of their fans by answering some of the unresolved issues in their live, read more inside!

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1690 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/08/06 Updated: 03/08/06


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/10/09 Title: Chapter 1: Harry Potter Press Conference

I enjoied Harry quoting HBP
A good laugh Thanks

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm glad you liked it.

 

Senses by Gryffinpuff
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 569]

Summary: Sense: a word of so many meanings. This is a story about senses. The common sense notion of self preservation that is lost when friends are in need, the senses of the body that can be damaged so easily, and the intuitive senses of the heart that tell you when things have changed. R/Hr focused with a little bit of H/G, not a lot of fluff, with rotating views between the characters on a truly horrific day.



Quicksilver Quills Runner-Up - Best Romance, Canon

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 44591 Chapters: 16 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/01/06 Updated: 05/01/07


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/10/09 Title: Chapter 16: Epilogue

Bravo
It would have been so easy to make Snape the total villian of the piece but You managed to keep all the characters in character
I look forward to reading more by you

 

One Last Golden Day by Gryffinpuff
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 86]

Summary: The war has been over for nearly a year. Voldemort fell, but at a heavy price, leaving the wizarding world’s three beloved heroes prisoners in their own minds. After a year of talking with Healers and tearful visits to St. Mungo’s, Arthur Weasley is desperate. He’ll do anything to help them, even venture into the Department of Mysteries to obtain a possible cure…





Received highest marks and Order of the Hospital Wing, First Class in the Harry Hospital Wing Project!!!

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations

Word count: 10182 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/22/06 Updated: 09/03/06


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Unspeakable

Good
that you have aknowlecged that love can be both terrorifing and dangerous as well as the classic concepts is refreshing

 

Not Yet Discouraged by Seren
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: 'Death does not see colours, or Houses, or family lineage. Blood tastes the same, no matter whose veins it pours from. But still, Harry and his friends plunged on, fighting their way to the Great Hall, fighting for the freedom of you. Of me, Of all those who fought, and all those who cowered in silence. My children have always understood that sacrifices must be made.' A young boy, scared and confused, learns of the Last Battle of Harry Potter from the most unusual of voices.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 2609 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/28/07 Updated: 03/28/07


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 11/05/09 Title: Chapter 1: Not Yet Discouraged

Well done. I enjoyed this story very much. 10/10

 

A Journey into the Unknown by LadyAlesha
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: After graduating from Hogwarts, Penelope Clearwater feels lost. While her boyfriend Percy has his whole life planned out, she searches for her place in a world she is only barely beginning to understand. A journey through time and space brings her into contact with wizarding communities all over the world and helps her find within herself the missing piece to the puzzle that is her future.



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 5247 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/17/07 Updated: 08/07/08


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/08/09 Title: Chapter 2: Part 2

Penny finding her purpose is well done if breif its a bit too easy or not enough of the obstacals she faced told -did she miss Percy, did she write him I know this is not a romance but wouldn't you want to share what you discovered with someone
The discription of other wizarding communities could be more filled out
You could have also added native americian, aboriginie and central african setttings

 

A Raven's Song by indigo_mouse
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: Muggles and Wizards alike have legends of Faerie, some grim and shadowed, some bright and beautiful. It is a twilight land between light and dark, where love and sorrow intertwine with enchantment. Twenty one years after the fall of the Dark Lord, a girl walks out of the legend and brings a very old magic to Hogwarts.

Winner of the 2008 Quicksilver Quills Best Romance Between Other Characters.



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 15113 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/17/08 Updated: 06/29/08


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/13/09 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - Full Circle

BravoI can see why this story won an award
9/10 (for nothing is perfect)

Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

 

Summary: The war is over, the battles have been won. Hermione, Ron and Harry are settling down into a world without Voldemort, and for once in their lives, everything is going smoothly.

Until they travel to Australia to find Hermione's parents. As experienced as they are, nothing could prepare them for this - kangaroos, the scorching sun, a Wizarding community completely different from theirs, and one little problem no one was expecting ...

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 9094 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
10/25/08 Updated: 05/08/09


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/05/09 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter Two: It's Been Far Too Long Since You Went Away

So far so good but it's too easy the finding of Hm's parents. You could have at least had made it necessary for the trio to investagate the other Wilkins

Author's Response: Thanks. And keep in mind that they haven't actually found them yet, so you shouldn't really start judging my story when you don't know what is going to happen next.

 

Our Little Secret by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 416]

Summary: Past Featured Story

It was like a wizard tale. The clever Slytherin helps a hag who later repays the debt. Except that Rose Weasley wasn't a hag, and Scorpius didn't expect to call in the favour.

*Winner of the 2010 Next Generation QSQ award*



Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 66520 Chapters: 23 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/02/09 Updated: 08/28/09


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/03/09 Title: Chapter 1: Scorpius

I really liked temptation as the begining of a romance

Author's Response: Thank you! One temptation leads to another...and another.... ;)

 
Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/04/09 Title: Chapter 7: Tumult

I like the party crashers

Author's Response: Ta, thanks! :)

 
Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/05/09 Title: Chapter 23: Decisions

Very enjoible I look forward to more

Author's Response:

 

Eyes Wide Open by sorrow_of_severus
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 29]

Summary: Dandelion Dursley is heartbroken to leave her mother and beloved grandfather, Dudley, to start her first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little does she know that she will blossom in her training as a witch, discovering that she has a highly rare magical talent. She will also befriend The Forgotten Ones: Lily Luna Potter, Albus Severus Potter, and Hugo Weasley.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 7511 Chapters: 7 Completed: No
Published:
05/21/09 Updated: 08/28/10


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/07/09 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Interesting start but who is Ella's mom? and who is Dandelion's Dad?

Author's Response: Ella's mom was a Muggle girl who was stupid enough to sleep with Dudley, which is pretty much all you need to know about her. She wasn't a particularly bad person, but she wasn't a particularly good one, either. She just was a rather typical teenage girl who had a baby and was rather scared. I really haven't thought about Dandelion's dad too much, to be honest. I'm sure Dandelion must wonder about him, and I'll have to include that at some point to make the story realistic. However, I want this story to be about a Muggle-born girl discovering the magical world and her talents, not the rather cliched plot about a teenager discovering a long-lost parent. I expect nobody but Ella (not even me!) will know his identity.

 
Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/07/09 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1

Very nice. I look forward to more

Author's Response: I'm glad!

 

Educating Rita by KarasAunty
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 25]

Summary: Past Featured Story

One formidable Longbottom grandmother and two mischievous Weasley twins teach Rita Skeeter a very public lesson...

UK English, canon ish , humour.



Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3971 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/01/09 Updated: 09/06/09


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 07/13/10 Title: Chapter 1: Educating Rita

This was great, real laugh out loud stuff I look forward to reading more by you 9/10

Author's Response:

Hello Dagmar Beck,

glad you had a good belly laugh :) The thought of Augusta and the twins teaming up against anyone is precious; but against Rita Skeeter ... it was just irresistible! That woman has annoyed me forever, and she absolutely deserved what she got!

*snigger*

Thanks for R & R-ing,

Kara's Aunty :)

 

Summary:

 

Rose used a blank journal to list practical information about the boy she intended to bring home for holiday and pass off as her boyfriend: Scorpius’ favourite colour, his favourite food. As their pretend relationship became real, the entries became longer and more intimate. And then one day—to her horror—she misplaced the journal.

 


 



Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1264 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/18/09 Updated: 09/18/09


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 10/07/09 Title: Chapter 1: Lessons Learned

This was good but not enough. 'Please Sir can I have some more'

Author's Response: I feel like a shopkeeper who won't have the book you want until December, but would love for you to find another story by the author to read until then! ^_~

 

Of Heartache and Hats by KarasAunty
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: George Weasley struggles to live his life without Fred. But help is at hand in the form of a little old woman with a very scary hat... Sequel to 'Educating Rita'. Rated for slight language. UK English.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity

Word count: 14547 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/29/09 Updated: 10/29/09


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 07/13/10 Title: Chapter 3: Anchored

Thank you even though as you say its not as lighthearted as the first one. I like the unusual friendship of George and Augusta and how you use it to save George. Well Done

Author's Response:

Hello Dagmar Beck,

this one is a little bit darker, isn't it? Not surprising, given the subject matter, I suppose.  Augusta was a bit of an unusual choice to help George, but I imagined that he would be too torn to accept the comfort of his family, given that he knew his very appearance would always remind them of Fred.  What he needed was someone outside the family circle to make him see sense, and as he'd already struck up a tenuous friendship with Neville's Gran, the sensible old matriarch seemed to be the ideal candidate for the job. Plus they have something in common: they've both lost a part of themselves, whether in body (Fred) or spirit (Frank).

 

I'm really glad you enjoyed the fic! Thanks very much for R & R-ing,

 Kara's Aunty :)

 

 

Summary: Past Featured Story

"James Sirius Potter, it is the judgment of the Wizengamot that you have been found guilty. You knowingly, in possession of sound mind and body, used the Cruciatus Curse and the Killing Curse in the intentional torture and murder of one Gregory Goyle the Third."

James Potter was going to Azkaban for the rest of his natural life, and his whole family was in shambles. His wife and child have fled the country, his sister was missing, and his parents were a wreck. However, James knew that he had larger problems: his guilt was coming more and more in question.

Though he knew that James was withholding information about the circumstances of the murder of which he had been found guilty, Harry had secrets of his own; however, even he could not handle this torrent of trouble alone. Can Harry trust his darkest confidences to anyone? Even family? 

How will the Potter clan stop the downward spiral into pain and disaster, and can they recover what they've lost?

 

This fic was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Next-Generation Story.



Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Non-Consensual Sex, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 188923 Chapters: 34 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/10/09 Updated: 05/05/10


Reviewer: Dagmar Beck Signed
Date: 07/02/10 Title: Chapter 33: Chapter 32

I have really enjoied this story. You did a few things I didn't like but over all a good read. 8/10

Author's Response:

Hi there. :)

Thanks for reviewing, and I'm glad you liked the story. I know not every story can please anyone 100%. There's always something that someone would have liked to see done differently. From most of the feedback that I've received for this story, the number one problem that people have had with it is me breaking apart Harry and ginny. I will say, in my defense, that there is a tremendous amount of back story to that, but that part of the timeline hasn't been written yet. I just wanted to let you know that I didn't do that for the hell of it; there were legitimate reasons for it, and I still stand by that.

If the parts you didn't like were something else, I'd be interested to know what they are. There are many rough patches in this story, as it is the first thing that I've ever written. If you would like to leave a more detailed response, feel free to leave a second review. Yes, I pay attention to everyone's suggestions, and all reader feedback to me is extremely valuable, good or bad. 

Thanks for reading again, and have a great rest of the day!

Take care and happy reading, 

Jess

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