i've been reading quite a few of your stories, but didn't review since all that comes to mind is "awesome story!". but i guess authors would like reviews, so here's one saying that you're an awesome writer. although i don't really like harry/ginny, ron/hermione fanfics, you write them very very well, and when i have time, i will sit down and read every one of your stories =)
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Thanks for the review. I only write canon. It’s JKR’s world, and while I tinker around the edges, changing the relationships she established in seven books means changing the characters themselves. While my stories are all interrelated they do (I hope) stand alone. And not all of them are H/G R/Hr, There are several Lavender stories, plus Tales, and a Colin Creevey story.
i wanna read more. malfoy is so in character. write write! =D
Author's Response: Thank you! The story is almost done (33 chapters). I'm posting each new chapter just as soon as the moderator approves the last one! I'm thrilled you like the voice of Draco. I found him easier to write than Ron (in real life, I'm a HG/RW shipper, but I'm having so much fun writing HG/DM!). Thanks, Jenny
“…he fell through the ancient doorway and disappeared behind the veil, which fluttered for a moment as though in a high wind and then fell back into place… Sirius must be just behind the curtain…”
Sirius Black didn’t die when he fell through the veil in the Department of Mysteries. He was transported to another world: our world, where Hogwarts doesn’t exist and magic lives only in the fantasy books. As Sirius tries to understand this strange new world and find his way home, he runs into some unlikely old friends. Nothing is the same behind the curtain.
it sounds like an awesome story! can you do more than four please? i really want to know what happened to lily, by the way, please? =)
Author's Response: There will, unfortunately, be only one more chapter (actually, now I'm pondering extending the epilogue and adding it separately) but I can guarantee 100% that you will find out what happened to Lily. :) Peace, Virgil
nice nice =) i like how you show petunia is really lily's sister! =D they are so unalike in the books and in most other stories, people just go all the way to emphasize the difference and pretty much condemns petunia. i like how you showed that petunia and lily were really close, and then snape came and "stole" lily away and looked down on petunia - so she retaliated by hating everything magic. and i also liked how Edna Dursley came in and changed Petunia to the "clean-freak" and the somewhat bitter character we saw in the books.
awesome. *thumbs up*
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I didn't want Petunia to be totally horrible. I like toi think that if it hadn't been for Snape and later Vernon, her and Lily might have been closer. Of course she was jealous of her sister, but she could have become reconciled to it eventually. I think Vernon and Edna were Petunia's wayof rebelling against her family. Thanks again ~Carole ~
Their marriage was arranged, not based on feelings or their own free will. And yet Orion and Walburga were more similar than they could have dreamt.
However, the way to ultimate happiness is long and not always easy to follow.
I am luinrina of Hufflepuff House, writing for the Weddings Challenge in the Great Hall, prompt one: â€śThe Big Weddingâ€ť.
nice story. i think you should continue chapters, definitely =) one tiny glitch i found in your story was the word "matriarch" to refer to Orion's father. i think it should be patriarch instead. anyhow good job =)
Author's Response: Oh oops. Haha. Thanks for pointing that mistake out!
Thanks for the review. I'll try to continue with more chapters.
i see a lot of promise in this story, and i've already fallen in love with cillian (i have a soft spot for nice protective elder brothers). please write on! i'd be looking forward to the next chapters =D
Author's Response: Thank you! I promise to continue; I have high hopes for this story (it may just be the first one I actually finish!). :D
I like your story =) It would actually be fun to see Draco and Hermione argue a little bit more, but I guess even Slytherins have a sense of self-preservation.
Please continue writing =)
Author's Response: There will be lots of arguments over lots of different things as the story continues. And, actually, I think that Slytherins probably have a greater sense of self-preservation than any other house :)
Lily Evans had a lot of thinking to do, and what better time to do it than the crack of dawn on a Saturday? Not a person in sight...usually. That was, however, until she happened upon a certain group of boys, but without their normal mischief.
Follow Lily as she investigates this awkward run-in with James Potter and his friends.
I like this fic =) It's a good way to show Lily how James is not always the over-inflated humongous bighead. =D
Thank you. In my little brain universe, it isn't some monumental thing like being Head Boy and Girl together and James suddenly being responsibe; it's Lily's perspective being retuned to seeing him behind the scenes and what kind of person he is under the puffed-up exterior.
Thanks for reading and reviewing. I thought at first...how random for this story to get a review. But seeing as you've just reviewed All the Time in the World, it made more sense. I'm glad you seem to like my work. Just as a warning, though...you might want to steer clear of anything written before Non Compos Mentis. Yeah...lol.
Take care and happy reading!
this story is very sad. i like it a lot. poor remus and tonks =(
the part about forcing harry to have coffee made me laugh. lol.
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing and I'm glad I made you laugh. ~Soraya~
We are all influenced by the actions or inactions of our parents. The same is true of Scorpius Malfoy; he has been raised by an overly protective mother and a father who is still coming to grips with the mess that his own father made of his life. Scorpius knows that he will be judged at Hogwarts by what others know or think they know about his father and grandfather.
At Hogwarts Scorpius will meet:
Albus Potter the middle child of ‘The Great Harry Potter’ and Quidditch star Ginny Weasley Potter. A boy who not only has things to live up to but an older brother ready to remind him of who’s boss.
Rose Weasley, Albus’ surrogate sister/first cousin, struggling in her own way, not her mother’s way, to succeed.
Kaitlin Jones, daughter of Tornados player Owain Jones and favorite niece of Gwenog Jones, who is at home on a broom and lost almost everywhere else.
Jimber Dokes recent immigrant from the West Indies trying to fit his own magical heritage Vardoo with the Western style of magic taught at the school
Thad Vance, the Gryffindor Quidditch captain, his grandfather and all of his uncles and aunts were killed by Death Eaters, maybe Lucius Malfoy
Meanwhile in London, Draco and Astoria Malfoy try to build a new life and legacy by betting all they own on a Potions Shop in Diagon Alley.
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In memory of my Father Horace McConnell 1934-2010
i like this story! i'll be waiting for the next chapter to come out! i hope it'll be soon! =D
Tom Riddle was always the perfect student, right?
There was one spell he never could get right
A spell that required the one thing he couldnâ€™t have
A happy memory
Itâ€™s hard to be the best when what you need is just out of reach
i think your story is very nice =) i think you encapsulate riddle nicely. he's not yet so powerful that he thinks himself invincible, yet he entertains such notions. like every other overachiever, he takes failure very hard. and him, disguising his patronus, was totally in character. (weird that his prof didn't notice it though) his insecurity when he could not produce a corporeal patronus was very real - though i wonder why the prof expected them to do it at first try, expecto patronum is supposed to be a really hard spell. anyway i think the way you like riddle's past, present and future to explain when he started plotting the chamber of secrets, and the ever elusive story of cruelty to the kids, was simply awesome. i like it a lot.
still, i think that voldemort didn't seem as mean as i would think he would be in the cave. not mean enough to scare that two kids into silence forever. it would have been nice if you have included the snakes in that scene -he's a bit cruel, he might just call the snakes there and terrorize them - scare them into silence.
nonetheless, i think this is a really good story and a good insight into tom riddle's mind. =) love it.
Thanks for the lovely review!
"i think that voldemort didn't seem as mean as i would think he would be in the cave"
Honestly I didn't want him to be too mean becuase it isn't too hard to scare little kids (not that i have experience lol) and i think he was just trying to scare them a little but because of tom's history, the children were also remembering everything else he had ever done to them and then imagining what he could do if he got madder. I don't know if that really came across though.
"it would have been nice if you have included the snakes in that scene"
oops. I should've thought of that lol.
I kinda wrote this story in two halves and in the wrong order so now that i look abck, some of the links aren't as strong as i wanted them to be.
I'm glad you enjoyed my writing :)
i wanted to hit the "next" button badly, but i couldn't find it =( i love the story and couldn't wait to read more!
All Teddy Lupin had ever wanted was to be the kind of man his godfather was. He even followed in Harry's footsteps and became an Auror.
Harry wanted nothing more than to be the father that Teddy would never have, but work and obligations always seemed to get in the way. Before he knew it, Teddy was all grown up. How had he missed all those precious moments? He knew he had to make up for it somehow.
After all, they had all the time in the world, right?
This fic WON a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story
I think this story is very evocative. It brings out raw emotions, and for that I love the story. The scene of Teddy's death was very well written. I can totally feel Harry's pain.
That said, I think that the scene where Harry got caught was a little weird, since he is the Head Auror. It seems like he barely fought back at all =/ The two were bumbling idiots if they believed Teddy's lie so easily. (Teddy's disguise was an awesome touch, btw, love it.) Even if he does get death threats frequently, he should be slightly more on his feet, no?
Maybe this is because I didn't really read your other stories... but why didn't Harry suspect Draco (as the mastermind) when they met?
Awesome story nonetheless. The emotions were as raw as open wounds, perfect for this! I'll hopefully find time to check out your other stories, you are a good author =)
Thank you, and I'm glad you appreciate the emotions of the story. It was meant to be a commentary on putting important things off and that we should live for now, because who knows when someone is going to pop out of the shadows and take everything away.
Harry got caught because he was meant to be caught. He wasn't taking this threat seriously, and under the cover of the darkness powder, he couldn't have any idea whether he was attacking his assailant or a hapless victim. Plus, they clobbered him over the head. That tends to make capture victims a bit more acquiescent. The reason why Teddy's disguise works so well is that I could imagine him wanting to be like Harry so much that he had experimented with his abilities as a youth to actually turn into Harry's double.
Harry didn't suspect Draco because Draco has no reason to attack him. It was Harry who kept him and Narcissa out of Azkaban. It would not be in his best interest to distress that goodwill by trying to kill the Head Auror. If he had been caught, that would have ended very bad for him. Very bad.
I'm really glad that the need for inference worked for the bits between scenes. Of course, I couldn't make a written history of all Harry and Teddy's time together or lack thereof. For the most part, it's not hard to figure out where each piece went and the next picked up.
Thank you so much for your review. Have a great night!
that's a nice story! though, how about the Statute of Secrecy?
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. The reason Mandy hadn't told Rob about her magic for a couple of years (since they started dating) was because of the Statute of Secrecy - I assumed that at some point people must be allowed to tell someone whom they're in a close relationship with. I probably should have put more focus on Mandy telling Rob that he couldn't tell anyone about her magic though, so thanks for pointing that out, I might add something in there. Thanks for the advice!
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!! ~Gina :)
you write wonderful stories. i am looking forward to reading more . i think that draco's characterization is awesome; although he seems a little OOC, you justified it nicely by making him being surprised at his own OOC-ness. Trauma does change people, and I look forward to more description on how Draco changed in the next chapters =)
And Ron is very in-character. His reaction to Hermione's exaggerated article is simply Ron. I was brought back to GoF, where his envy made me turn his back to Harry; and now he allowed his jealousy (?) to let him turn away from Hermione.
Again, I look forward to more =)
P/S - i love most of your stories. am waiting for an update to "High" too! =D
Author's Response: Thank you for the review. Yes, I agree about the OOC'ness of Draco. My excuse is that it's a year after the battle and he's at utter breaking point. This becomes clearer in the next chapter. He is aware of acting OOC as well - hee hee. Glad you thought Ron was good. I adore him but can't believe he could ever get over that jealous streak he has. You may have to wait a while for Hugh, but it'll get finished. ~Carole~
i really like your description of draco and the chicken soup. it was very malfoy to push away anything muggle-made... yet he just hesitated a moment and continued eating, repeating the phrase "it's good". somehow i feel like it hints at so much more (or maybe i just think too much) - like his acceptance for muggleborn and hermione and his willingness to change.
and i hope hermione will be okay soon! i can't believe ron moved on so quickly. sighs.
Author's Response: Oh, hmmm, keep reading ... that's all I'll say about a certain Weasley - ha ha. Thank you for reading and also picking up on the Chicken Soup ref and the fact that he hesitated. he's not there yet - is he? I think Hermione enjoyed that moment. Thanks again ~Carole~
Author's Response: Thank you!
Nice. The ending seems a little rushed, but it's a good story. Love the biscuit loving baby Harry~
Author's Response: Thank you for your review. The next chapter picks up from Remus' departure from Remus' perspective. What fifteen month old baby doesn't love a sweet?