I have been writing (and scrapping) stories out of my own imagination since the age of 6. Now I am enjoying creating stories using the characters from the imagination of another: J.K. Rowling.
I have wanted to travel to England ever since I first started reading the Harry Potter series, so, obviously, I am not British.
I am an avid reader, which is, I can most confidently say, what inspired me to write.
My favorite ship to read (and write) is tied between Ron/Hermione and Molly/Arthur, followed by Lupin/Tonks and any well written Harry/Ginny.
I'm rather canon strict. Canonical mistakes can totally ruin a story for me. I don't read fics whose shipping contradicts J.K. You know, Ginny/Draco, Hermione/Snape, etc (ok, maybe once a year... ).
I am obsessed with Harry Potter, Shakespeare, and musicals.
If you are ever looking for a good, clean, mostly innocent story, stop by and read some of mine- I don't write anything above 3rd-5th years.
Not All Gold Glissters
*New* My first mystery. This story features Next Gen character Dominique Weasley and OC Alexander Jameson.
My favorite of my fanfics at the moment. An Arthur/Molly romance. Mainly from Arthur's point of view with deviations into Dirk Cresswell and Molly Prewett's minds.
Through Different Eyes
My earliest fanfic on the site. I have recently been going through and redoing the chapters. This story is five pieces of DH from Hermione's POV. Completed.
Beauty and the Beast, or The Metamorphmagus and the Werewolf
In which Remus and Tonks tell Teddy their love story as a bed time tale. Temporarily on Hiatus.
*New* Harry's life from infancy to his first year at Hogwarts, from Lily's perspective. Rather bittersweet, I think.
A fluffy Ron/Hermione story written for my fellow Romione lover and friend, Lori (WeasleyMom).
My first Dark/Angsty piece. It concerns Michael Corner during the Trio's absence from Hogwarts.
And I Step Forward
A drabble that became too lengthy, this story is about Albus Potter's Muggle bride.
Two drabbles put together to make a one-shot because of their common theme: jealous teenagers on either side of the noble ship, Romione.
Don't tell me
Ginny's POV. What was that year without Harry really like for her?
Harry and Hermione's friendship outlined. Hermione's POV.
A villanelle based on a quote by Dumbledore and inspired by a challenge from the Board's Poetry Anyone.
*New*A poem about a nameless Hogwarts student during the Battle of Hogwarts.
A Cinderella Story - In the Universe of Harry Potter by Powerful_Quill
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 308]
Summary: What if, in the 1300s, Hogwarts was a kingdom?
Follow the story of the young Prince of Hogwarts, a fair maiden, and one, not-so-orthodox fairy godmother. (AU)
"Honestly, this all had to be some bizarre dream, really."
That is how reading this story felt. I loved all the references to Ever After, they made me laugh, and I enjoyed how people ended up in your story... Moody the fairy with a pink wand for instance.
And Tonks took a liking to Remus, did she? Haha.
This was very funny. I would think this could fit in the Humor category very easily. Thank you for a fun read.
Summary: Hermione's confused about things, so decides to draw up someone's Arithmancy chart. She's rather pleased with the results.
That was a sweet bubbly little poem! I liked it. And, as other reviewers have said, the last line, numbers never lie, is brilliant. I wish poetry sounded this good for me!
Summary: Pigwidgeon is very sad. It seems that Ron hates him. Can Hedwig help? PigwidgeonxHedwig; only fic of its kind!
Aww! So cute! I especially loved the many translations of 'Hoot.' It was funny, and cute, and a little bitter-sweet, now that we know that Hedwig dies and leaves her little love. But, either way, I really enjoyed it, and giggled quite a lot while reading it, so thank you!
Summary: Cedric was just as odd as Hermione, because he liked to walk. Cedric/Hermione
Ahh, that was so sad and so beautiful. It feels like it should be canon. I love this line: "she fell hard and fast for a pretty boy who had a dead cousin. " I love that they fell in love talking about thistles and daffodils and voices in the wind. It was really gorgeous. I could almost feel the sunshine of their walks.
Summary: "That boy’s a bad influence on you. You’re not to see him...." Molly Prewett and Arthur Weasley spend a lazy summer day together, a day that may very well be their last together. When the summer rain starts to fall, will their lives be changed forever?
Aww! That was absolutely adorable! I love Molly/Arthur, so I was very glad to find this story. It just makes it that much more appealing to me that it just started raining when I was midway through reading this fic. Usually, for me, the rain is a bit of a downer, but, thinking of your story, right now I really want to go out and grin up into the rain, and feel the strength and the happiness that it gives, according to Molly in this story.
There were a few times in this fic where you capitalized the tags, like “Isn’t it just amazing, though?” She asked, for example. Not every tag was capitalized, so I tend to think the ones that were capitalized were accidents, but I just thought I’d point it out, all the same.
I really enjoyed the way you painted young Arthur and young Molly. Arthur is quite charming; I could see myself falling for him. Molly shows signs of her later self in her determination, her steady love for Arthur, and, funnily enough, by her blush. I loved that she blushed when Arthur saw her in her undies. That reminded me very much of when Harry overhears the nickname ‘Mollywobbles.’
The only nit-pick I have on the characterization is her argument with her mother. It didn’t sound quite… real. A teenager who admits to what she is accused of, knowing that she has been expressly forbidden, so quickly and so easily, and then getting away with just a few words of defiance seems just a little too fast and a little too easy. But Molly’s relationship with her mother isn’t nearly as important as her relationship with Arthur, so the little off moment doesn’t really matter much.
Arthur’s proposal was wonderful. It was just on time, it fit into the context, it was cute, it was romantic – what can I say? You have converted me to proposals in the rain! It was almost like a fairytale. Just so beautiful and perfect – like a painting of a sunset in red and gold and purple and pink – just beautiful and touching and lovely.
Overall, this story was brilliant. Definitely going to the favorites. :D
Summary: Harry reflects on his many detentions in Umbridge's office.
Submitted by Gonz of Hufflepuff House for just_the_contrary's Arithmancy class.
Wow, that was so clever!
I've always thought of the sestina as being one of the hardest forms of poetry, and you did amazingly on this one! The repetition of the words made excellent sense, and it brought together some points that I thought interesting. For example, the fact that, after being punished for lies he didn't tell, Harry began to tell lies to cover up his punishment. I had never made that connection before! It was really interesting to me.
Thanks for posting this poem!
Summary: One man’s traitor is another man’s savior. Peter must choose to be the Order’s meek tool or the Dark Lord’s valuable assistant. A Peter Pettigrew character study.
Very good story. Excellent character analysis. I have never been able to understand Peter's betrayal, but this one shot helped me glimpse the process of his thoughts.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review!
Summary: Three words:
Remus's First Kiss.
A completely fluff-filled one shot from the Marauder era. Enjoy!
I loved it! Especially the exchange about the shrieking shack!
“They say it’s haunted,” Kate said.
“I’ve heard,” said Remus.
That was pretty good. Made me grin. I enjoyed reading this. Sirus was such an idiot, it was hilarious. I would have refused him too. I think you got all of the Mauraders' characters perfectly. Very good job!
Summary: When Hermione runs (in a loose sense of the word) into Oliver Wood years after leaving Hogwarts, she thinks that nothing's changed about him. The more time she spends with him, though, she more she realizes that he's different after all -- or perhaps she never noticed who he was.
This story is based on an Aqualung song of the same title.
Well, Miss CA, that was adorable. I'm usually rather a canon shipper, but that was done quite believably. And so many great lines! I loved their banter, it was great. The plot was very well done, really fit their separate personalities. And I love how you've developed Oliver into more than the Quidditch fanatic. Altogether, great job!
Summary: Fred is dead.
But that's just the beginning! Because one of George's ears is up in heaven, and the other is down on earth...
Oh, the possibilities!
Written for the Next Great Adventure challenge on the MNFF beta boards. I am Schmerg_The_Impaler of Hufflepuff House.
Twice nominated for Best Post-Hogwarts Story in the 2008 Quicksilver Quills Awards!
Oh my goodness, I loved the moment when Mrs. Weasley said, "In your Underwear drawer!" I burst out laughing!
Very good job. I wasn't expecting it to be quite so long but I couldn't stop reading! Haha, anyway, thank you for amusing me and helping me get over Fred's death.
And P.S. Eglantine? Hahaha! She was great.
Summary: My take on the first of those 'nineteen years' between the 36th chapter of DH and the epilogue.
Warnings: contains an unusually-shaped ring, a nosy neighbour, a rude shop assistant, shaving mishaps, thoughtful gestures, threatening goblins, and, unexplained appearances of Romantic!Ron and Romantic!Harry. You have been warned.
Rating is for *mild* innuendo and *mostly* innocent interactions but I wouldn't let my 9 year old read it.
Thank you for sharing Dean's story! I thought it was really cool- especially the fact that it's cannon! I didn't know that story. Very good job- with this and the rest of the story. I'm very glad I stumbled across it.
Author's Response: I'm glad you did as well. I loved Dean's background story the first time I read it, and I just knew I had to include it somehow in my fic. It is so poignant; I wanted Dean to know his father wasn't just some jerk who abandoned them, that he was in fact a decent man. cj
Lindsey Tonks appears to be a normal, almost invisible Hogwarts student, but underneath her is someone far from normal. What the world doesn't know is that Lindsey is the daughter of two well-known imprisoned Death Eaters, and has an identity she must hide from the world. Underneath Lindsey is a girl named Lyra Lestrange, a girl who is meant to be a secret forever. But will it last forever?
*Begins in GoF and follows the series through DH.
**Will appeal to fans of the Black family! Prominent characters are Bellatrix, Tonks, Andromeda, Sirius, and (to an extent) Narcissa.
Part Four Synopsis:
It's the summer after Albus Dumbledore's death, and the whole world is falling to Voldemort and the Death Eaters. Broken-hearted Lyra, unable to return to Hogwarts, must go into hiding with her family. It doesn't last long, and eventually Lyra is faced with a choice: join or die. Lyra's decision comes with many surprises, including a new ally who follows her to the final battle of good versus evil. While Lyra's path may seem clear, she finds herself torn between two sides for the final time, and in the end, despite tragedy and loss, Lyra accomplishes the impossible...which defies all of the agreements she and her family ever made.
Three years later, the fic has been completely finished! Enjoy reading it without having to wait for new chapters. Thanks to those who patiently waited and faithfully reviewed!
Hey, in HP 7, when Lupin comes offering his services to the trio, doesn't he tell Harry, Ron and Hermione that Tonks' family had been tortured for info on where Harry went after he left them?
Just a thought. Did you take it out because Lyra is there with them? Is it an AU thing? But how does Lyra living there protect them from it?
I'm just curious. Your story is interesting- how would the world be with the daughter of the Lestranges running around in it? I have wondered much the same thing. Your story is one answer out of many possibilities. =)
Author's Response: Hm, maybe...I'd have to look it up in DH; it's been a while since I've read it. Whatever the case, this is AU, so sometimes I tweak the story to make it work :) The household is currently protected by the Fidelius Charm. Thanks for reading! Hope you continue to follow it!
Summary: Perhaps Dolores Umbridge didn't just take Moody's eye and stick it on her door because she wanted to spy on her employees. Perhaps Dolores Umbridge wasn't just wearing Salazar's locket because she relished the feeling of power the Horcrux instilled in her. Perhaps there is more to this woman's story than what it might first appear to be.
This is a story of differences, similarities, and love -- a story that goes beyond what the eye can see.
I think that a story written as well and as convincingly as this one has been deserves some kind of award. And since I have no other award to offer than to leave a nice review, that is the reward I’ll give, small though it may be.
Really, I thought this story was amazing. I’ve never much liked Umbridge (surprise, surprise – that seems to be the general consensus and with good reason), but in this story you have made her a complex, interesting, and understandable character – and you haven’t changed her character from what we know of it in the books, which is a herculean feat in and of itself. In stories where the author sets about to redeem a character seen as irredeemable, it seems to be so tempting to change the character, make them really the good guy who is misunderstood by all. But in this story, you’ve kept Umbridge a flawed person – a biased person, a power-hungry person – a person who could do the things she did in the book willfully.
As for Moody, I’ve thought of him as a Slytherin for awhile now, so that wasn’t such a shocker to me as it seems to have been for other reviewers. And I always thought Umbridge to be a Slytherin. So, your bringing them together through their house made perfect sense to me. The only thing I was a little hesitant about at first was the age difference. I imagined Moody as being in his sixties when he died, like you had him, but I imagined Dolores as being late fourties, early fifties by the seventh book. Moody just seemed so much older in my mind. But, I suppose, being battle-scarred does tend to age one, haha. So I quickly got over that.
Altogether, I think this story was one of the most superb non-canon pairings I have ever seen, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great job!
Author's Response: Wow. What a thorough and flattering review! Thank you so, so much. I wrote this story a while ago, but I must admit it's a personal favorite of mine even now. I've always enjoyed writing about the "baddies," and even though I've always detested Umbridge, this fic did make me detest her a little less. So it's very awesome to see that readers have had similar reactions. As to Moody -- hurray! I personally think they both are Slytherins to the core, though, as you can see, we're in the minority there. ;] Regarding their ages . . . hmm. I see your point, but since wizards/witches live for longer periods than Muggles, I think individual years lose their meaning after a point. So whether Umbridge was in her fifties or sixties at the time, it wouldn't make much of a difference to her, since witches live into their hundreds at least (well, I mean, it'd make a difference to my story, seeing as they wouldn't have attended school together . . . but that's not my point ^^;). I hope that made sense, haha. Anyway, thank you again for leaving such a detailed review! It's greatly appreciated. =D
Summary: Follow Molly and Arthur as they celebrate Valentine's Day from the flush of first love to the depth of mature love.
I just love Molly/Arthur. They are adorable. Thank you for being one of the few that has written about them! I was happy to find a fic that was not just about their Hogwarts years. It was a fun read.
Well, that's all, have a great day and keep writing!
Seventh grader Alexandra Quick returns to Charmbridge Academy. This year she faces bullies from another wizarding school, a secret Dark Arts club, and the machinations of her father, but her greatest trial yet awaits her in the dangerous Lands Below.
This is the second book in the Alexandra Quick series.
I guessed something would happened to Max.
I read the summaries of all three of the Quick stories before I began reading the first, and since the summary of the third says Alexandra was 'angry and in denial' I was fairly certain a death or something similar was coming at the end of this one. By the end of AQATTC I thought that the something would happen to Anna. But as soon as Max was revealed as her brother, I became fairly sure it would be him. I didn't mind at first, as I didn't like him too much, but I have to say he has since then become my favorite character in the Quick series. I was...to put it mildly, very sorry to see him go.
Not since Sirius, Dumbledore, Fred, Remus and Tonks have I been so upset by a fictional character's death.
Congratulations on creating a character worth mourning.
No matter how unwilling I am to see him go.
Summary: "She gave me such a telling-off one night when I got back to the dormitory at four in the morning ... your father and I had been for a night-time stroll."
This is the tale of Arthur Weasley and Molly Prewett, their love, and that night-time stroll.
Hey, there. =)
I love reading about Molly/Arthur, so I was very happy to find this. I enjoyed it.
But I do have some suggestions to make it even more enjoyable.
I thought it was a bit rushed. I would have liked a bit more time spent on how they became friends, and when it really developed into more.
And, as Pringle finding them/the 'I love you' s are rather the climax to the whole story, a little more dramatic build up would have been nice.
I hope you don't mind my telling you this. I wouldn't have done it if I didn't like the story so much already. I don't comment on just anything.
Thanks for reading my review.
Summary: Remus tries to make sense of a mission gone wrong by asking Sirius about it. Bad idea. Very, very bad idea.
That was funny!
It really really reminded me of a story I used to love when I was little. "The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash."
It's about these kids on a field trip to a farm and one of them gets home afterwards and tries to explain what happened to his mom.
Have you ever read it?
It was a little incoherant at places but then Sirius seems a bit loopy, so that was alright.
Anyway, good job!
Author's Response: Actually, this was based on the "Jimmy's Boa". :) And you're the first person to mention that book in a review! I teach kindergarten, and I hear a lot of stories told in this manner. One day, I thought of "Jimmy's Boa" after trying to work through a conversation with one of my students, and the next thing I know, I was wondering, "What if Sirius sometimes did that? And Remus had to try to figure out what he was talking about?" And voila! This story was born! Thanks for letting me know I succeeded in paying homage to that story (and to the style of story telling)! (Sorry I'm a 'little' late in responding!)
Summary: I hadn't seen him since I was eleven, but he had a rather distinct look about him. It was hard, after all, to forget that black hair that stuck up in the back and the bright green eyes behind those glasses. And the scar — I had always thought it neat to have a scar shaped like a lightening bolt.
Jane Martin sees the odd, quiet boy she went to primary school with years ago in a jewellery shop and she's shocked to see how much things have changed for the boy with taped glasses and baggy clothes. *one-shot*
Oh, I loved the old primary classmate's perspective!
Altogether the story was charming. I loved the comparison of who he was when he was ten and who he grew to be. This was a very well thought out, adorable, fluffy- but not overly so- and entirely believable proposal. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked the comparison of Harry's past and present and like the POV :)
Summary: It took four Christmases for Andromeda Black and Ted Tonks to get together.
Thanks to my wonderful beta, Sarah (Sapphire at Dawn) for her wonderful edits and for catching all the Americanism, and to Greenius (greennotebook) for her help. This one-shot is dedicated to Amanda (ahattab33), who taught me that romance is pretty much an essential part of one’s life, and of one’s writing. This is my Christmas gift for you, twin.
DISCLAIMER: Definitely not J.K.Rowling.
Haha, that was great.
I like the way you characterized Ted and Andromeda. We don't get to see much of them in canon, but I agree that they must have been intelligent, spirited, funny and stubborn people to defy the Blacks and raise a daughter like Tonks.
Oh, and I liked Bella's crucio-ing his bum, too. That was funny.
Author's Response: Hai!
Thanks for the review. :D I'm glad you liked my Ted and Andromeda, and my version of how they got together. Haha - the bum part is prolly my favourite. ;)
"I tried a few simple spells just for practice and it's all worked for me."
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
My answer to an early plot hole that has always bugged me in this story.
Haha, that was fun to read.
I had wondered about that plot hole too, but I just assumed that Hermione was let off because she didn't know til the end of the year that it was illigal.
I don't know if Hermione would have reacted that strongly- I mean later in the series she breaks thousands of rules and most likely several laws and she doesn't seem overly upset. But I suppose when one is eleven... I know I was afraid of law officers when I was eleven and I didn't ever break the law!
There are several places where you forgot to put in a word.Example: upon see her father’s utterly perfect, you forgot to put in the word glasses. I could still understand what you meant but it was a little confusing. I do that too sometimes, so no biggie, but I just thought I'd point it out.
Altogether it was a thouroughly enjoyable read. I loved reading your work.Thank you for writing it! And for sharing it with the rest of the world.
Author's Response: I am a bit embarrassed about how many typos this story has. It was my first story without a beta, and I am thinking of getting a beta to help me edit after the fact.