I am Virgil.
Virgil is the shortened, anglicized version of Publius Vergilius Maro. Some people spell it Vergil.
I also answer to "hey you."
I am a proud member of Ravenclaw House.
I love writing historical fics, poetry, and song parodies. I'm a sucker for the pairings Lily/Sev and Harry/Luna.
I'm currently working on an extremely epic historical fic called "Ascendio," and it's about the adventures of Anne Boleyn. I've done a ton of research for it and I've tried to keep it as historically accurate as possible, so please read it!
~A few of my favorite things~
Harry Potter character: Severus Snape
Harry Potter book: Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter quote: "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth would that mean that it is not real?"
Book (excluding Harry Potter & The Bible): Looking for Alaska by John Green
Food: Scottish strawberries (other strawberries are okay too)
Candy: Sour Patch
Music: John Williams
City: Edinburgh, Scotland
Poet (excluding Homer): William Blake
Subject in school: Latin
I've been noticing this story again and again on the "Most Recent" page for ages - but being the procrastinator that I am, I've only just started reading it. Now I'm dreadfully behind - what a shameful thing for a Ravenclaw to admit! Well, I sadly don't have time to read all of your chapters in one night, so I suppose I'll have to do a few each day.
I love your beginning. The prologue really hooked me in - it was just vague enough to be intriguing without being too confusing, but it left me begging for more. You introduce Lottie and the concept of Muggle camps really well. I've always been fascinated by the what-ifs of alternate universe, especially when Voldemort wins, but I far too often shy away from creating long and intricate plots from those what-ifs. It is way too daunting for me. You are very brave! *applause*
I really like the school that you have created - Alsemore. It's obvious that you put a lot of thought into the Founders and teachers, and all of the logistics of getting the Muggle-borns adjusted. It makes sense that there would be a separate class for dueling and a class for Occlumency/Legilimency. The character Lottie is quite interesting - she certainly has quite an attitude, and I'm curious to see how her relationship with Andrea will pan out.
The whole premise of this plot is great. I can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Oohh a new reader! This is so exciting!
Thank you for all of your kind words! I'm glad my frequent updates have caught someone's attention haha. (All credit goes to my beta for that--she's such a star.) I'm nearly finished updating the entire story, so you'll have a finished product soon.Thanks so much for the review!
Ah! This story keeps on getting more and more intense ^_^ wow. Really good chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review!
I keep on liking this story more and more! I have to use all the will power I've got to not use all my free time reading this... I really should work on my own long-term fic, haha.
Lottie is certainly growing on me as a character. You've created her in such detail, and her personality is definitely memorable. She really shines in that scene with the Death Eaters outside the castle - and there are plenty of other hints that make me think that in time, she'll probably be a really good spy.
Author's Response: Thanks! Hahah I'm so excited to have someone hooked!
Lottie is really a unique character, yeah. She's not a typical Potterverse hero, which I was really interested in creating.Thanks for the review!
Hey, so my email told me that I got a message from you on the beta boards, but I'm having issues with my beta boards account (I can't log in for some reason! :( it's so sad!) so, uh, this is the only way I could contact you. Sorry. What did the private message say?
Anyways, I really like this fic - Ginny/Neville is an uncommon pairing in fanfic, but you write it beautifully. I like how you express the way Ginny loves Neville because he "brought her peace" - you have a really good point there.
This fic is such a pleasure to read :) you write Snape so well!! He's so in-character (usually when I try to write Snape, everything starts to run into mushy Sev/Lily fluff) and your sense of humor is wonderful. It's just so great to read good Snape fanfic, because it's hard to find - Snape is a really difficult character. Your portrayal of his attitude is just so incredibly spot-on. I can't wait to read more! ~Virgil
Author's Response: Well, it was meant to be a birthday present for Chante', but I'm glad so many other people are liking it too!
Wow! It seems like you've constructed quite an intricate plot here, and your writing style is excellent as well. I really want to know what happens next, so keep updating!
Author's Response: Thanks Virgil. Mmm, it is a bit of a convoluted plot ... but I shall keep going. Glad you're enjoying it. ~Carole~
I love this song (and this fic... just btw... haha) I love Harry/Ginny (well I also loveeee Harry/Luna but that's just the little voices in my head.) "Sometimes, it make me feel mental, but ironically it keeps me sane." I can totally relate. And "Who knew that throwing things in rage at bathroom mirrors could be such good therapy?"
Author's Response: Ah yes, I hear those voices sometimes too. It's quite alright. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. Also, thanks so much for commenting on my fic. It made me smile :)
I really like the way you characterized James in this piece. Often, in fanfiction, he is portrayed as a stereotyped Gryffindor who isn't afraid of anything; I enjoyed reading this because it was a breath of fresh air, portraying the lionhearted James Potter as somebody a little more vulnerable.
Author's Response: Yeh, it did feel good to make James a little more human!
Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy as the godparents? This is going to be interesting >.
Author's Response: Yes they are, I'm not sure who else could be since Professor Snape is good friends with them. Stick around you never know maybe you'll like it.
I like these. My favorite is the one about Narcissa. Just one thing about the chapter title - I think it should be "The Malfoys" - no apostrophe.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I'm glad that you told me which one was your favorite. Thanks again!
Oo goody a twin fic! I love twins. They're just so amazing. :D Update! I'd like to find out what happens to Carina...
One formidable Longbottom grandmother and two mischievous Weasley twins teach Rita Skeeter a very public lesson...
UK English, canon ish , humour.
Very well-characterized and humorous as well! diarrita skeeter.... haha.
thanks very much! Poor Rita's name was just asking for a very unflattering makeover - although, at least now, it suits her more!
Thanks for R & R-ing,
Kara's Aunty :)
Good first chapter! I'm itching to find out what happens next...
Author's Response: thanks for the review! i pretty much have the next chapter done, it just needs some tweaking. i hope to put it in sometime next week when school isnt so busy.
"and Harry's mood swings"
I actually lol'd. No, really, I'm getting weird looks from my sister.
it is a bit cheeky, isn't it? If Voldemort knew about this song, I'd be one of of those murdered Muggles he was trilling about...
Thanks for R & R-ing,
The title of this fic caught my eye because I was a Muggle for Halloween (just to avoid spending money on a costume, but still) and I think it's really cute. A couple of minor grammatical mistakes - your vs. you're, etc. but overall *totally awesome*!
Author's Response: Thank you! I must have missed those errors; I'll have to go back and fix them. ~Lexi~
*has an ohsnap moment*
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm very flattered!
Is this really your first fanfic? Nicely done. I've always wished Sev/Lily could have happened. -tear-
Author's Response: Thank you!! As for Sev/Lily, I feel the same way :'(
You say you know everything about Harry Potter.
You say you know everything about the year he speant searching for Horcruxes throughout England.
You say you know everything about what was going on in Hogwarts that year; how his friends Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, and (ex)girlfriend Ginny Weasley kept up the inner-school rebellion against the Dark Lord and his legions.
You say you know, but you really don't. Do you know of me? Of how I was thrown into the mess unknowingly; blindly; of how I found myself compelled to asist the side of good, and not the side of evil? How, throughout this process, I learned more about myself, magic, and the world than I ever thought possible? How we despaired, laughed, cried, mourned, loved, smiled, and kept breathing through it all? How, when it seemed victory was ours, it was taken away?
Do you really know?
Neville/OC, with some hints of R/Hr and H/G.
I like your style of writing. I'm interested to see how this develops :D
It's Christmas time in magic land! A look at the Christmas celebrated in two very different households.
[poem. two very different homes]
aw, very touching.
Author's Response: Thank you! =D I'm glad you liked it.
I had always suspected that Mrs. Norris was an animagus O.o good one-shot! ~Virgil~
Author's Response: Thanks! As I read through the series, I was always curious about the bond between Filch and his cat. Her name just led me to believe that there had to be more to the story. I can't wait for JKR to write the encyclopedia already! I will be interested to see what she was thinking about, concerning these two.