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Not Quite Perfect by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: As she gets ready for the Yule Ball at Hogwarts, Fleur Delacour studies herself in the mirror.

She looks perfect.

She always does.

But there's a vague dissatisfaction beginning to grow inside Fleur, a nagging feeling that being perfect will not make her happy.

**indicates a line taken directly from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, chapter 23, The Yule Ball.

Thank you Emma (Amortentia x) for beta'ing this story. Thanks also to other members of MNFF- especially Natalie, who listened on AIM when I was pulling out my hair.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I doubt that surprises you.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 05/27/10 Title: Chapter 1: Not Quite Perfect


Author's Response: Thank you

Flying, Fair Play and the Need for a Firm Hand by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Rolanda Hooch thought her first year teaching (when she had to control Bellatrix Black) would always be her worst year. But then she'd hadn't met a messy-haired Gryffindor, his equally cocksure friend, and a red-haired witch with a penchant for revenge.

Sometimes she wished she'd never taken the job at Hogwarts.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for the I Challenge Thee Challenge held in Fiction Junction over at the MNFF beta boards.

I accepted a challenge by Karaley Dargen which was

Write about James I. first flying lesson. It does not go well.

Thank you to Lexi (Harry Rulz) for beta'ing this fic for me.

Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. If that honestly surprises you then perhaps you should check into the Priory.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 05/27/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

love the end :)

Author's Response: Thank you

Ain't Love the Sweetest Thing by hestiajones

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: He had been meandering though the distance for ages, unsure of what she would say in the final moment.

Song lyrics taken from U2’s The Sweetest Thing. And I am not J.K.Rowling.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 05/17/10 Title: Chapter 1: And she said Yes.

Adorable! I loved it!!

Author's Response: Thanks! Your reviews made my day. :D


Second Chance by WeasleyMom

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Everything was beautiful, and Hannah felt calmer than she had all day; she felt all of the unsettled thoughts beginning to find their places in her frazzled mind.

This story won second place in the second round of the Character Clinic Triathalon: minor characters ~~~ prompt: wedding day

This story was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award in the category Best Canon Romance.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 06/07/10 Title: Chapter 1: Second Chance

pretty. I like that you chose a rather obscure but still canon pairing to write about. Neville is one of my favorite charactors, so I'm really glad he was in it. Your language flows very nicely, something which I think can be hard to make happen. I really like this fic. :)

Author's Response: Thanks. I just landed on Hannah somehow for this prompt, and then really enjoyed writing it. Isn't Neville the best? :) Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to review. I appreciate it!

The Rat's Lament by Virgil

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Peter Pettigrew's shame, embodied in the form of a sonnet.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 05/19/10 Title: Chapter 1: The Rat's Lament

I like it. It's an interesting take on the charactor. :)

Author's Response: Thank you! Peace, Virgil

Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 05/19/10 Title: Chapter 1: The Rat's Lament

I like it. It's an interesting take on the charactor. :)

Author's Response: Deja-vu, no? Well, thank you again :) Peace, Virgil

The Only One by U-No-Poo

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Victoire Weasley walked down the aisle on her father’s arm. Her strawberry blonde locks danced freely down her back, and her simple, white wedding dress brought out every beautiful curve in her body. Her face broke into a smile as she saw her fiancé, Teddy Lupin, standing beside the minister. Today, they would become husband and wife.

This is U-No-Poo of Ravenclaw House writing for the Great Hall's Weddings Challenge; prompt - The Big Weddings.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 05/24/10 Title: Chapter 1: The Only One

adorable! sounds just like I imagined it! :)

Author's Response: Great minds must think alike, then!

Serve and Protect by Fresh C

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: The glamorous life of an Auror between the capturing of dark wizards and duels to the death.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 05/20/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

very nice. Delicously bittersweet. At the end, he goes home, finds everything ruined, and then calls the "insuarance" right?

Breaking Rules by hestiajones

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •

How easy it was to break them.

All it took was a smile, a few good conversations, and some daredevilry on your part to take risks and do the impossible.

A birthday present for my e-bestie Jess (ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor), who always manages to make me laugh without even trying. Happy Birthday, love!

DISCLAIMER: Not J.K.Rowling. All characters belong to her.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 06/03/10 Title: Chapter 1: For Her.

Eeep! Sorry people, I just realized I accidentally bolded everything. Anyway, again, awesome story!!

Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 06/02/10 Title: Chapter 1: For Her.

very good. I like how you didn't mention names until the end, but kept us guessing. This is wonderfully written. The mood fits perfectly. :) I think the rating needs an upgrade, though. If there's a warning for "Sexual Situations" and it is'nt just mentioned in passing, I think it should probably be 3rd-5th years.
But that's just my opinion. Anyway, awesome story. :D

Author's Response: Hello!

I did give the warnings a serious thought, but I decided on 1st-2nd year finally. I know 'sex' isn't just mentioned in passing here, however, there is really no graphic description. Rather than the act itself, I dwelt more upon the emotions evoked by it. :D Thanks for bringing this up, though. And thanks for the review! :)


Veils by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It is the night before Petunia Evans' wedding. As she stares at herself in the mirror, she is satisfied with her appearance. The dress is perfect, cleverly cut to give her curves, and she looks like a dream. Yes, the dress is perfection ... but what of the veil?

She has promised Vernon and his formidable mother that she will wear the Dursley veil. It is an antique. A family heirloom.

It is hideous.

What she needs is a miracle to rid her of the ugly thing ... or perhaps a touch of magic.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the Weddings Challenge - prompt Big Weddings - in the Great Hall Challenge over at the MNFF beta boards.

Thank you to Samarie (Hopeful_Song) and Kara (Karaley Dargen) for beta'ing this.

Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. I doubt anyone is surprised by that.

Holy Moroley and all things Padfoot! This won the QSQ for Best Marauder Era story. Thank you!
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 06/05/10 Title: Chapter 1: Veils

OMG! I love it. It sounds exactly like Sirius to be stealing the veil. I can't wait to read the Lions of Gryffindor version. :) I like how it is humorous and gives readers a chance to see Petunia and Vernon react to James.

Author's Response: OOH, well the Lions version will be a while yet, as I see this happening in their final year, and Lily's just started seeing that pesky American ... Thank you for the review and I'm pleased tou liked the story. ~Carole~

By the Duck Pond by jenny b

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Once upon a time, there was a girl called Anna Samuels. She was a red-haired Muggle-born with a penchant for dancing and ducks, and according to Albus Potter, she was the most beautiful girl in the world.

This is the story that Albus wouldn't tell Rose; the story of what happened at Teddy and Victoire's wedding reception.

The Potters had always had a thing for redheads, after all.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 06/16/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

EEEEEEEEEEP! I love it!!! It's so sweet. I smiled the whole time. :) :) :)

Serpentine by SaladOrCellarDoor

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Lily Potter shocked the Sorting Hat when she asked to be placed into Slytherin. The Sorting Hat shocked all of Hogwarts when it did just that.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 06/29/10 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Not Gryffindor

Eeep. Oooooh, I'm excited to see how this turns out. Not many stories I've read have dealt with the Slytherin ostracization. I like your interpretaion of Lily. A lot. :)

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I honestly haven't read any fics that focus on Slytherins besides Draco fics, and the occassional Blaise or Pansy fic. I have an obsession with making people see the good in others. (I have a fic I should post here, and everyone who reads it ends up *liking* Rita Skeeter!) This idea just came to me when I was thinking, why would someone *want* to be in Slytherin? I was brainstorming, and proving the Slytherin stereotype wrong seemed like the best reason to want to be a part of it. I wanted to make that choice really dramatic, and I'm really into sorting NextGens into unexpected houses. Lily, to me, has some of Ginny's feistiness, and I like the idea of it all coming full circle, since Harry was almost put in Slytherin, but asked to be put in Gryffindor. Hahah, wow, now I'm rambling... Anyway...thank you so much, and I'm so pleasantly surprised and how much people are enjoying this fic. More to come soon! Many thanks!

One Absolutely Beautiful Thing by BloodRayne

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: At age eleven, Dudley's daughter receives a letter he recognizes very well. As Sinead Dursley embarks on her journey of magical education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, she strikes up a strange friendship with Lorcan Scamandar. Soon, Lorcan and Sinead rule over a reign of terror at Hogwarts as they subject their fellow students to cruel and dangerous pranks.

The title of this story comes from the poem "Child" by Sylvia Plath. Also, I would like to thank Royari for being an amazing beta.

Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 06/29/10 Title: Chapter 1: In Which an Owl Flies

Oooooh... I wonder who's calling? could it be Harry? I think I shall enjoy the remainder of this story. :)

Author's Response: I'm glad! Thank you!

The Secret Diary of Hermione Granger by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Four years after the Battle, a strange desire draws Hermione Granger. What could possibly make her visit Malfoy Manor?
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 06/29/10 Title: Chapter 1: The Secret Diary of Hermione Granger

I like it. It has the right combination of humor and seriousness. I think that yes, Hermione would definitely need to go back, and this was a good fit for it. I thought that Hermione's character was just a bit off though, because she's usually more serious and less likely to support Weasley jokes. She's also not usually quite so forward and bold as she’s portrayed towards the beginning, and I think it would be strange for her to go out of her way to humiliate someone, even if that someone is Malfoy. She’s always the one telling Harry to ignore Malfoy. I also think it is unlikely that Hermione would associate with Blaise if he is usually as rude as he is in this fic. If he was there as Hermione’s assistant, I think she would probably request or choose to have a different person come. But I think it sounds just like George to want to plant pranks on Malfoy. I like the “Uncle Dodo” touch, and the reference to Fred and George’s Busy Day through the Death Eater detectors was good. It made me try to remember whether I’d seen that before. The suspense for “Uncle Dodo” was good. In the beginning, I was rather disappointed that we didn’t get to learn what Teddy called him, but I think it works better this way. Overall, this was a fun read. I liked this, and looking forward to seeing what else you write. :)

Author's Response: The Hermione of this story is 22 years old. I’m surprised that you think that she’s “not usually quite so forward and bold” as I’ve never noticed her do anything other than be forthright and forceful in expressing her opinions. She did not go out of her way to humiliate Draco, she simply allowed George (and Ron) to persuade her to carry items which would be activated should Draco and Blaise succumb to temptation (which of course they did). N

Encroachching Darkness by Quill And Ink

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Ginny is entering her 6th year at Hogwarts, but this year will be very different than any previous. Harry, Ron, and Hermione never came back for their last year, and the students are losing faith. Teachers are being replaced by Death Eaters and Snape is taking charge. Ginny struggles to keep her faith strong during dark times; Harry, their last tie to hope, has disappeared. She finds new inner strength when darkness encroaches on one of the last safe places left.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 06/29/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1- A Long And Worry Filled Night

This looks very good. I thought it was kind of odd for Moody to say "ye", but otherwise, very good. I think you captured how Ginny would be feeling right now. She understands why Harry broke up with her, but she doesn't like it. I'm a bit confused about where and when this scene is taking place, however.

Author's Response: This is during the Seven Potters chapter. I'm very glad that you like it!

As the Sand Falls by EnchantmentCamels

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Nineteen years have passed since Harry Potter died in the explosion that also killed Fred Weasley and Voldemort won the war. The Weasleys have been forced into hiding, along with others who are hunted down by the Death Eaters. The D.A. has become larger over the years, but no one knows what exactly Harry was doing the night he died. Meanwhile, Victoire Weasley--the eldest daughter of Bill and Fleur--longs to have a normal life, and resents Harry Potter for dying, when she and Teddy Lupin are given the chance to set everything right again.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 07/31/10 Title: Chapter 1: Tears of Ice

ooooh. Intriging. I've seen a few Harry Potter didn't win the war stories, but none quite like this. I like the way you chose to kill off Harry. I've never seen it done in a way without Voldemort killing him directly. I think this is a good take on the idea that prophecies when prophecies come true it isn't because they must, it's because the people involved choose to make it so. Harry did choose to make it so, but he died before he could do anything. I also like that this way, you don't have to deal with confusing ways to make it work out that Voldemort killed him even though he had Harry's blood. I can't wait to read the rest of this story! :)

Author's Response: Thank you. :) I didn't think that it would truly be realistic if Voldemort killed Harry, with the whole mess of the elder wand and all the other stuff that was leaning towards Harry winning. It was much easier to kill him off this way, lol. I'm really glad you liked it! The next chapter will come soon.

Innocence by Evora

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: If Remus hadn't been born, the lives of the people he had entered would be different, correct? He wouldn't have caused them pain, disappointment... and grief. Most of all, he wouldn't have been the cause of why his parents' happiness was suddenly gone.

Of course, it was all just wishful thinking. He was still a werewolf, no matter what he did.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 08/17/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

AAAAAHHHHHHH! It made me want to cry... Poor Remus.... I never really thought about the hard life he went through before Hogwarts. It so totally fits. Perfect.

Megan :D

Author's Response: So now you know.. :D I'm glad you like it, Megan! And perfect? I wouldn't say it was perfect.. more like fascinating XD Thanks for reading, and reviewing! :)

Out Of My Life by xxbabewithbrainsxx

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: What if Harry didn't break up with Ginny so stoically? My own version of Harry and Ginny's break-up, from Ginny's POV. One-shot.

By the way, I'm not JK Rowling. No surprises there. The only payment I'm getting is reviews! Speaking of which, all reviews will receive a reply!
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 09/09/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Delightfully heartbreaking. If I didn't know better, I might think it was the way JKR had written it. But I think I would have liked it better if you had ended it on the line "out of my life". But I loved it. A lot. :D

Author's Response: Thanks! I don't think I'll ever be as good as JKR, but I'm very flattered! An excellent suggestion, which I might add to the end, as is the phrase "delightfully heartbreaking". :D

Savage Relations by paperrose

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Teddy Lupin has a great life. He is newly married to the love of his life, Victoire Weasley, with a baby on the way. He has a large and devoted - if unorthodox - family who he loves and who loves him. And most important, he has never known the fear and uncertainty of war.

But that all changes in the blink of an eye when he stumbles upon a piece of information that nobody was meant to find. Kidnapped and lost, Teddy will experience first hand what his godfather gave everything over two decades before to keep him from, and he will have to find trust in himself and in those most would label his enemies, as from the outside, the ones he loves race against time and prejudice to face a threat that was long ago foretold.
Reviewer: msk8 Signed
Date: 09/19/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1


Who's the new werewolf?
Actually, don't tell me. I like the suspense.
This story looks delicious. :D

Author's Response: Thank you!!