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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

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Halfway to Infinity by Eponine

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: He with the power to defeat the Dark Lord does not. Harry Potter is dead. Fifty years later, both Muggle and magical worlds belong to darkness. All serve Lord Voldemort. But even in the grimmest of times, idealists are born. Without a prophesy to direct them, a rebellion will rise. Follow Lottie Rowe as she finds her way into the center of the rebellion and the heart of the war.

Winner of the 2011 Best Chaptered Alternate Universe QuickSilver Quill Award!
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 02/03/11 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter Five: Alsemore

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!


Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 02/14/11 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter Fourteen: A Shadowy Discovery

Ah! This story keeps on getting more and more intense ^_^ wow. Really good chapter!

Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review!


Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 02/05/11 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter Eleven: Never Had a Chance

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!


Wishes by the Fireside by dancingwithneville

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Christmas is supposed to be filled with friends and family. Although when Ginny finds out she may be spending it alone all she can hope is that her wish might be granted by the fireside.


Submitted by dancingwithneville a proud Ravenclaw for the Winter's Challenge, By the Fireside prompt.

Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 01/12/11 Title: Chapter 1: Wishes by the Fireside

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.

Snape Didn't Die by OliveOil_Med

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Winner of the First-Annual Ravenclaw Quicksliver Quill Award for Best Humor, Wittiest Writing!

Snape didn't die, he simply joined the Witness Relocation Program. A funny slogan for an avatar, but what if some crazed author somewhere decided to write the story behind it?

On the run from all those who would want to see his head on a platter, Severus Snape is put through a series of tests. But between scantily-clad Ministry agents, seeing-eye elves, and an all-witch school and all the drama that goes along with it, he is beginning to wonder how much worse the alternative would really be.

Happy Birthday, Chante'!

Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 01/01/11 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 It Begins

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!

Dean Thomas and the Reiver Curse by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: “Muggle-born, eh?” said the first man.

“Not sure,” said Dean. “My dad left my mum when I was a kid. I’ve got no proof he was a wizard, though.”

Dean Thomas’ life is a mess. While the Trio were Horcrux-hunting and the Gryffindors were reforming Dumbledore’s Army, he was on the run. Living on his wits, he paired up with Ted Tonks, only to see him killed by Death Eaters.

He spent a year away from Hogwarts dreaming of a day he could return, but as September 1st 1998 approaches, he realises he cannot go back.

There are things he needs to do and a past he needs to discover before he can move on.

** indicates a line taken from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - The Goblin's Revenge.
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 07/02/10 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 - Deals

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~

Unbreakable by ginnyrulz13

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: “Don't worry, Harry.” I start one of the many random conversations I have through-out the day with my 'Harry in my head'. Sometimes, it make me feel mental, but ironically it keeps me sane. “I will never give up. Never. I'll fight to the finish as long as I'll end up with you. Then, after you defeat Voldemort and save the world and everything, we can have that happily ever after I've been dreaming about. You know the one? Where you save the world, grin at your admirers, then sweep me off my feet to our happily ever after?

Ginny Weasley has big plans for her "happily ever after with Harry Potter", however, these plans have to be put on hold while she struggles with her life at Hogwarts without Harry, Hermione, or Ron.

From Ginny's POV Song-fic to "Far Away" by Nickelback
Third part in my "Little Ginny Weasley" series but it can stand alone
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 11/16/09 Title: Chapter 1: Unbreakable

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 :)

Hydrophobia by OliveOil_Med

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Bold and brazen, Gryffindors are expected not to fear anything, and James Potter does everything he can to live up to this image.

But everyone fears something, and what it is that James truely fears is something that even the most cowardly seem able to face without a single fret.
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 05/13/10 Title: Chapter 1: Hydrophobia

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!

Breaking the Mold by GrEeNcHiCkA

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: He sought redemption and would eventually obtain it after tedious labor. But she would drag him down for she infested his mind and every thought. But without her he would be nothing. Without her he would surely be dead. The enigma is can she break the mold he cast her in.

I want to thank my beta reader Harry_Rulz (Lexi) for being awesome and helping me out!
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 11/19/09 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Redemption

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.

Character Haikus by ron lover

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: A set of different character haikus including Death Eaters, the Malfoy's, the Dursleys, the Weasleys and more.
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 11/25/09 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 The Malfoy's

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!

Overcoming the Shadow by Ophelia Gaunt

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Carina Malfoy is the forgotten Malfoy sibling. She may be Draco Malfoy's twin, but she often feels like a shadow compared to Draco's glory. Until one day, Carina meets a group of Gryffindors intent to cause mischief. Will Carina defy the stereotype of a Slytherin?
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 11/19/09 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

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...

Life in Death by darkchocolatemntn

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: In the forest clearing, Harry Potter really does die. When he arrives at Death's door, Sirius comes out to greet him. He is given three options, to return to life and continue to fight Voldemort, to relive life with the prophecy on Neville, or to die and take Voldemort with him. Harry being the heroic and selfless person he is chooses death. But death turns out to be something quite different than he expected.
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 11/16/09 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Kinda Dead

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.

I'm a Muggle for Halloween by Soccer_rocks_likeHP

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Harry and his daughter Lily make a run to the store one Halloween night, and Lily witnesses a Muggle Halloween for the first time. Many questions arise, but in the end, Lily desides that she, too, is part of this magical night.

This is Harry_Rulz of Hufflepuff writing for the Halloween Challenge, Halloween Explained prompt.

I'm excited/proud to say that this fic won third place in the Halloween Explained Challenge!

Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 11/14/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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~

A Piece of the Past by OHara

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: In the late eighteen-hundreds, Isla Black marries a Muggle and is banished by her family in disgrace.

Her sister Elladora is more supportive. She offers to paint Isla's portrait as a gift for her Muggle husband. It will be a masterpiece, Elladora says.

But what Isla doesn't know is that when the portrait is complete, Elladora plans to kill her.

I am OHara of Gryffindor House and this is my entry in the Lofty Learning One-Shot Challenge: The Science of Portraiture.
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 11/21/09 Title: Chapter 1: A Piece of the Past

*has an ohsnap moment*

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm very flattered!

The Prince's Other Tales by SnapeAlways

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: As Severus Snape lies dying, he relives other memories, memories that he did not give to Harry.
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 12/08/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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 :'(

Hand Magic by FemaleDarwin

Rated: 6th-7th Years •

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.

Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 01/02/10 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Savior

I like your style of writing. I'm interested to see how this develops :D

A Christmas Contrast by Sainyn Swiftfoot

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •

It's Christmas time in magic land! A look at the Christmas celebrated in two very different households.


[poem. two very different homes]

Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 01/02/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

aw, very touching.

Author's Response: Thank you! =D I'm glad you liked it.

The Mrs. Norris That Was by Olney Phoenixwing

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: In Harry's second year, suspicion is mounting. Is he is the Heir of Slytherin? Tension is high throughout the school. Mrs. Norris has already been attacked. So has Colin Creevey. Tonight, Harry discovers Justin Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick to be the latest victims. We join Harry and Professor Dumbledore in the headmaster's office soon after the find. Dumbledore has just invited Harry to confide in him anything that he needs. Harry keeps his concerns to himself, but inadvertently triggers a story from the headmaster. In it, Dumbledore explains the true nature of Argus Filch and Mrs. Norris' bond. We get an interesting glimpse into the history of these familiar characters that we know so little about. Things are not always what they seem.
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 01/11/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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.

Trapped by Gmariam

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Hermione finds herself alone in the corridor after the Final Battle, trapped by two men who want very different things from her. How will she react to their demands?
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 01/26/10 Title: Chapter 1: Trapped

Whoa that was intense. I like how the plot twisted and turned even though it was only a relatively short one-shot. Your writing style is very good, too.

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the compliments! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and found it twisty and intense. Thank you for reading it and leaving a review, I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the compliments! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and found it twisty and intense. Thank you for reading it and leaving a review, I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)

Gift of Spirit by tobiz9

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: During the summer before her Seventh Year, Hermione Granger lands herself at the Hospital Wing at Hogwarts, where she soon discovers that she is not the only patient. To her complete horror, the other patient is none other than Draco Malfoy, the Slytherin bully she has despised since First Year. But why are each of them there? Can they learn to tolerate one another, and help each other overcome their problems?

Books 6 & 7 Disregarded. Sirius is alive, and Lucius is not in Azkaban.
Reviewer: Virgil Signed
Date: 02/12/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I like the way you set up the situation, but I feel like Hermione was a tad bit out-of-character. She wouldn't say "a headache relieving potion or something." She would probably know the name of the potion for relieving headaches, and even if she didn't know it, she doesn't strike me as the type of person who would say "or something," which is a bit sophomoric. Also, I think it's in her nature to be kind to those who are injured, even if it is Malfoy. "You’ve had it coming for a long time. Won’t you tell me who it was so I can properly thank them?" is something I'd more expect Draco to say. (Who blacked your nose, Granger? I want to send them flowers!) Overall I think this is very good and well-written in terms of style and flow.