I am a crazy 15-year-old Harry Potter fan with a passion for writing. Seriously, I'm an insane person. I belong in a padded cell with jackets that make you hug yourself. But then, brilliance is often accompanied with insanity... ;)
Basic Info: I am American, and I live in Oklahoma (aka Most Boring Place On Earth). Unless you like cows and greasy burgers, never come here. I'm in high school, and I currently plan to get into Harvard, be an English Major, visit Europe, and then have six husbands, fourteen children, and an assortment of sheep.
Favorite HP Characters: Ginny, Loony-Tune, The Twins, Mr. and Mrs. Weasley, Bellatrix, Draco Malfoy, Lily Evans, Severus, Dumbledore, Lord Moldy-Shorts, Sirius, Dung, and FANG!!! Heehee, I would totally be a double-agent for the Order.
Favorite HP Book: This has always been difficult for me, because I change my mind a lot. I hate to do this to you, because I hate when other people do it, but I like them all! I'm reading the series to my dad, and we just started the sixth book. :)
Favorite Ships: I love the idea of Sev and Lily getting together, and I have a dogged determination about it. And, though it's incredibly cliche, and I've made it clear that I HATE cliches, I'm currently knee-deep in Dramione. I think Their Child-of Voldemort's, by Professor Mary is what did it for me. She's very talented.
Favorite Fanfics: One of my big inspirations is Schmerg_the_Impaler; she's brilliant and makes me laugh. Go read her fics NOW! I also like Equinox Chick. There's something about her style that makes my fingers get an itch to write. I'm currently reading Daughter of the Dark Side by Lyra Lestrange (a lovely, irresistible plot) and Calliope and Thalia and Their Inspiration by lucilla_pauie (LOVING IT!).
Favorite Non-HP Books: I love the Casson Series by Hilary McKay, with her simple, ditsy characters that make me laugh! I also like Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild, anything by Roald Dahl, True Grit by Chris Portis, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen's stuff and Lillian Jackson Braune's "Cat Who" series. I tried reading Gone with the Wind, but Scarlett O'Hara just really, REALLY got on my nerves. I hate her smelly guts.
Favorite Movies: The Princess Bride, Funny Girl, Tangled, Lord of the Rings, Zorro, Soul Surfer, My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding, A Streetcar Named Desire, Clue, Fight Club, and many, many, MANY others.
Favorite TV Shows: My mom and I watch Gilmore Girls every night, and my best friend got me way into House at the beginning of the school year. I also love watching The Middle, Monk, and Psych. I practically LIVE on USA Channel. And maybe I watch Wizards of Waverly Place every now and then... so sue me...
Other Fun Facts:
1. I have zero hand-eye coordination, resulting in a very early attraction to books.
2. I'm a bit of a hermit, doing most of my social interaction over the Internet.
3. The only thing I ever got up early for was a trip to Universal Orlando with my mom last June, for obvious reasons.
4. I still believe in Santa Claus.
5. I also believe in the Great Pumpkin.
6. I once spent forty dollars of iTunes giftcards on absolutely nothing but Showtunes.
7. I hold the record for Most Coffee Consumed in a Twenty-Four Hour Period.
8. In math class, when my teacher asks me to find x, I circle it in red and draw an arrow.
10. I skipped number nine.
To Anyone Who Misses Me, Or Thinks I'm Not Completely Deranged:
HI! I miss you guys! I'm sorry I haven't posted anything yet, but I want to work out all the finer points of my next story before I submit it to your scrutiny. No hints, I've decided I change my mind to much to give you any. :P Anyway, I can't believe I didn't tell you guys this before, but I started a blog over the summer! I have three whole subscribers- and two of them are related to me... hee hee...
I'm not really very consistent, because I just am not that kind of person, but you can bet the next time a politician says something stupid or the film industry decides to ruin another book, I'll have something to say about it. If anyone is interested, check it out here: www.theloudmouthmudblood.blogspot.com
Summary: The final installment in the Potter’s Pentagon Trilogy. Read “The Five” and “The Truth” first, myess? Okay!
WARNING! Contains Muggle adventures in Diagon Alley, unusual eyebrows, cheesy clichés galore, psycho Ted, the not-so-lost years of Merlin, a school-wide singalong, the old potato joke, Tyrone’s Princess Bride obsession, Emma’s stubborn denial of the existence of Tyrone’s mustache, a graphic death, a joke shop product as a major plot device, hobo Jordan, Jordan hugging, Jordan pulling pranks, time travel, the Love Shack, angst, and worst of all, Professor Zabini.
It’s the sixth year for Potter’s Pentagon and company, and our heroes learn that in the wizarding world, coming of age has a somewhat weightier significance. Students are busy with an Inter-House Unity Project, Jordan is having weird dreams, Pansy and Ophidias Malfoy have been released from Azkaban, Professor Zabini has a mysterious project of his own, and almost everyone is acting strangely. Meanwhile, at the Ministry of Magic, a man with a vendetta against Ron Weasley is trying his hardest to get him in the biggest trouble possible. Is the only way to save him to travel into the past?
New talents are discovered, new friendships form and old ones change, pasts are dredged up, and, of course, there’s lots of good old-fashioned snogging. And one of the five kills for the first time… while another becomes a casualty of war.
Starring 2008 Quicksilver Quills Best Male Original Character runner-up Jordan Potter, Best Female Original Character nominees Ivy Potter, Haley Potter, Emma Weasley, and Giorgi Anderson, and Best Male Original Character nominee Ted Lupin! Nominated for 2008 Quicksilver Quills Best Post-Hogwarts Story.
Okay, first... YOU GOT TO GO TO BROADWAY??? You are soooooooooo lucky!!! Are Jordan's dreams similar to Merlin's Seeing abilities? No, wait, don't tell me. I get the feeling that Capshaw and Haley will get to be friends... don't answer that either.... and, again, you are one lucky duck! :)
Author's Response: Let's just say your instincts are quite wise!
I can sort of identify with Emma here... I don't do change well. I saw Rain last night with my mom, and there was a guy sitting next to me who looked just like Jordan!! (By the way, Spock is Jordan's evil twin.)
Wow. I've got a couple hunches. Hadrian Bellowes has something to with the diaries. Emma has something to do with the diaries. Lee might have something to do with the diaries (?). And Ron IS NOT GOING TO PRISON. I hope. :)
I KNEW IT!!!! (I love Star Trek. And Jor-jums. And Spock.)
oh. my. god.
oh my god. again.
Hey, your friendly neighborhood reviewer is BACK! (sorry, computer crash, bummer) Snodgrass, hmmm... do mine eyes deceive me, or was that a Charles Dickens reference? As per usual, excellent chapter, I'm riveted to my computer chair. :)
Is it me, or is this turning into The Shaggy Dog?
Nice opening. Ted's dyslexic? That's pretty interesting. Why didn't you mention it earlier (or did you)? Super creepy dream... for a minute I actually thought Ron was dead. By the way, I like how the (in)famous 'squeee' pops up in this series!
Author's Response: Why thank you! I never mentioned Ted's dyslexia before in any of the final drafts, though I did bring it up twice in my first draft of the first book. It just never seemed that important since it's never really addressed, but Ted's not really a word person. It's only slight dyslexia-- he can still read and everything, it's just a bit harder for him. AND I LOVE SAYING SQUEEEE!
Summary: It's Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But his little sister, Kata Potter, still has a year to go. She's still in Little Whinging. And nothing is the same. Her brother is gone, her friends have changed, and she's been told to trust no one. All Kata has left is an assignment from her teacher: find and catalog the twenty things that make her world go 'round. Maybe Kata's too young for the magic, but she's going to have her own adventures... adventures that will take her from Little Whinging to London, a police station, the back of a train, a stage with a bright light... and maybe even to Hogwarts itself.
Twenty Things is a story about finding yourself, your friends, your secrets, and your past, and hacking it all into some sort of future.
Well. This ten-year-old girl fascinates me. I can identify with her and sympathize with her "aloneness". Maybe that's because mentally, I am ten, or maybe it's because I'm essentially like her in personality. I have friends, but nobody really... gets me. Which is why I write. I really, really, REALLY love this story. It's funny, the characters are original, and your interpretation of Little Whinging and all its residents is wonderful. It's great! :)
Author's Response: Thanks so much! A lot of people are saying they understand Kata, which is-- while a little unexpected-- absolutely fantastic. So keep reading; school's out in my neck of the woods and I've got a lot more time to write. Chapter 12 is coming soon :) ~*Eva*~
Summary: Breathing. It’s easy, isn’t it?
In. Out. In. Out.
But what if it’s not easy? What if your body struggles for breath? What happens if you cannot get enough oxygen into your lungs? What happens if your lungs contract so tightly that you’re forced to use all your strength simply to breathe?
And how on earth do a wizarding family cope with a Muggle condition that could kill?
This is Lily Luna Potter's story of living with asthma.
I am Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for the Written World Challenge, Spring Term 2009. It has been written to garner support for Asthma UK.
I do not own any of these characters - they all belong to JK Rowling.
FACT: Asthma can kill.
My cousin has asthma, and so does my science teacher, but neither of them ever really talk about it. I've seen my cousin using his inhaler and this other machine thing, but I never knew that much about it, so I searched asthma, and here I am.
It's really interesting. It's caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, but despite the 300 million affected people world-wide, doctors still don't fully understand how the two factors are connected.
There was a lot of other medical and numerical gobbledygook that I skimmed over... I think your story is really creative and well-written. :)
Author's Response: Thank you. Asthma is a serious condition, but it can be managed very well. I suspect your cousin and science teacher don't want to be thought of as different because with proper management, asthma can be controlled. My daughter's asthma is mainly viral - so she gets a cold and starts wheezing. She is also allergic to cats and koalas (!) I really should finish this story, shouldn't I? Thanks again ~Carole~
Summary: Five students - Albus Potter, Rose Weasley, Scorpius Malfoy, Claudia Kelaney and Adam Finnigan. Five different stories. One house - Gryffindor.
Join The Gryffindor Gang, five unlikely best friends, as they enter Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as first year students. Throughout the year, they must overcome their own personal battles. Albus just doesn't seem to get out of his father's spotlight - will people treat him like himself, or as Harry Potter's son? Scorpius is dealing with his family too - being a Malfoy in Gryffindor isn't exactly peachy for him. Claudia's started slowly adjusting to the wizarding world, but will her sneaky, horrible roommate cause Rose and Claudia big trouble? And Adam's just not having the perfect start to Hogwarts that he'd have liked.
These are all trying problems when you're eleven years old. But their real test happens when danger is thrown into all five of their lives, threatening them all. Will they be able to face their biggest battle yet, and live to tell the tale?
This is Part One in The Gryffindor Gang Trilogy.
To answer your questions, yes, yes, and YES. But then again, you didn't say who the scream belonged to... heehee. Good chapter. :)
Nina Jordan is a cow.
I love what you've done with the next generation of Gryfindor students. I love all the characters, but I admit that Claudia is my favorite. I was interested when you said that Zabini apologized. Why did he? And I look forward to learning why the Ilumnati used guns!
Author's Response: Haha, I love Claudia as well, but I'm probably more attached to Scorpius - he's cynical, negative and sarcastic, but will always come through for his friends when they need it - loyalty being one of the main characteristics of a Gryffindor. Zabini apologised because he figured Albus would go and tattle on him, and he didn't want to get fired. But the Illuminati using guns... its for me to know, everyone else to find out! Thanks for the review!
Yay! New chapter! It was really good... those were some excellent little twists you threw in, not that I expected any less. :) Can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks for your review! I'll be updating shortly!
Summary: Follow the adventures of Harry Potter and his family as they go about getting a pet dog.
I liked it! It's a really cute story. It made me think of my aunt- her dog recently had four puppies, and my little sister wanted to take them all home, even though we have a little Shih Tzu already. You should have seen the tantrum she threw when Dad said no! :)
Author's Response: Haha aww that's so cute!
Summary: I was eleven years old when I first heard about Hogwarts, but my faith told me everything about that school was evil. This is the story of how I reconciled my religion with the truth about what I am.
I would just like to say that I've come across similar problems with so-called "fanatics". I had one friend that I had to hide my HP books and movies every time she came over because her mother wouldn't let her play with anyone who owned them. It's very heartening to read something that incorporates both my religion and my favorite series. Cheers for being brave enough to address the controversy. And much thanks.
Author's Response: I can't really say how much courage it takes to brave the slings and arrows of... internet backlash. Not exactly the kind of persecution you quake in fear over. Though to my pleasant surprise--the response to this fic has been *overwhelmingly* positive. I'm glad I started it because it has been both a fun fic to write and cathartic in some ways.
Summary: Brothers were strange creatures.
For as long as Lily can remember, there has been a gap between her and James which she never felt with Albus. When Lily is kidnapped, will James prove her wrong?
A story about the discovery of what family really means.
I like it! It's really sweet... and I liked the way you explained cliches. It gave me a new perspective, since I'm normally annoyed by them. Also, I think that a third 'D' word that would have worked is "desperation," hee hee! :)
Author's Response: Haha, yes, desperation would have fitted in here. Thanks for reading and leaving a review, I'm glad you liked it. I tried to keep away from the cliches a little bit (although you probably noticed that the plot is a lot like OotP). Thanks for reviewing.
Summary: Hermione has lived thirty-six years on this earth. The last twenty or so of them have been blissful and perfect, married to her best friend and lover. They have two beautiful children at Hogwarts. Ron's an Auror, and Hermione works in the new office at the Ministry, for the Mandatory Respect of Elf Rights Department. Then, one afternoon in February, she's called to St. Mungo's, where everything is ruined, and she's forced to remember the easier past.
That proposal was so sweet! You're really talented. (actually, it sounded sort of like my parents' story of their proposal- minus a castle in ruins and a dead evil overlord, obviously). Keep writing!
Author's Response: I said "awww" really loud when I read this review!! You made a girl real happy :) I'm curious as to how your parents' proposal was like this . . . :) but life is full of delicious mysteries and one young teenage author can hardly hope to know the resolution of all of them!
Neville Longbottom is about to be measured for his first set of Hogwarts' robes when Gregory Goyle's father makes the mistake of insulting him. And in front of his grandmother, too ...
NOTE: Contains one (mild) sexual reference only.
Awww! That was a sweet ending... And clever of old Gran, too. :)
glad you enjoyed Gran's clever vengeance. Neville's as lucky to have her as she is to have him, even if she can be a bit crusty at times!
Thanks for R & R-ing,
Kara's Aunty ;)