Hello. I probably won't be posting any stories for a while, because I'm hard at work writing them.
I won't post them until they are completed because I've learned through experience that I cannot function with my writing process visible for all to see.
I haven't been on this site in a while, and it's...telling...how age and life in general can alter your perspectives. I find many of my old reviews and what-not kind of weird and pretentious now, so if you're reading something I wrote and finding yourself shaking your head at how stupid it is, know that I probably am too.
I'm sorry if I annoyed and/or offended anyone.
Just want to say that this site is amazing. The writers here taught me what fanfic could be and never to lower my standards.
Sorry for double-posting, I accidentally hit submit before I was done typing...The characterization of the Malfoys was GREAT, actually. I'm really just prejudiced when I read stories about them that contradict my own, but I should leave out of reviews. When I said they could go different ways...I do not think that one of the ways is Narcissa founds an orphanage, Lucius claims perpetual remorse and gets elected Minister of Magic, and Draco decides that everything he believed before was dumb and that he was misunderstood and what he really wants is to pledge undying love to Hermione...:)
About the Dark Mark: When Snape's was invisible, Voldemort was not completely dead yet. If the Dark Mark was a spell, then now it would be gone. But I guess you could argue that it was a curse scar. I don't think so though. good job overall.
Author's Response: I have to agree with your assessment, particularly of Draco. The only person I see Draco Malfoy pledging undying love to is Draco Malfoy (though I don’t think that he’s as fond of himself as he once was). We’ll simply have to disagree about the Dark Mark, I still believe that it is both magical and physical (like Harry’s scar). N
fascinating. nice job with Ginny. I've wanted to read about "the other trio's " (Ginny, Neville, and Luna) adventures at Hogwarts while Harry, Ron, and Hermione were hunting the Horcruxes. Hope this fic turns out great. Keep up the good work.
Author's Response: Thanks! I hope you like whats to come!
I don't own Beauty and the Beast or Harry Potter.
Chapter 2 is here!
love it! very sweet and true to character...and that's saying something because I love Remus and am very picky about fan fic characterizations of the characters I like best.This is so romantic and heartwarming, and I'll be waiting for updates. (but don't be afraid to take as much time as you need)
Author's Response: Thank you! I love Remus too.
interesting, well-written, and characterized. I especially love the last paragraph. It seems how Harry would think, and helps establish the reconciliation between them. Writing about the main characters is probably the most difficult type of fan fiction to write, and this is pretty good. I am interested to see more of Andromeda, and like how you are fleshing her out. The images at the funeral are quite fitting, too.
"Pity that the Dark Lord's followers got off easier than innocent people they imprisoned in their uprising."
What a thought-provoking ironic idea. Really makes you think a lot, about mercy and justice. I think that ultimately the deaths of the innocent are not in vain, and I wonder, who's truly better off, the innocent who died, or the guilty who live? And, yet, in being treated better than they had treated others, perhaps they can come across something called goodness that they had ceased to think existed anymore.
Good job writing, and I await the next chapter when it's ready.
Just like it probably happened!!!!
I have always felt a little sorry for Viktor as he seemed to care more for Hermione than she cared for him.
I like that the romance between them doesn't go to a point where it would be impossible for them to be friends in the future. (When Hermione is with Ron). I like Viktor Krum and wish J.K. Rowling would mention a little more about him "finding love in his native Bulgaria."
Author's Response: yeah, I would agree that he probably cared more. Shame. Of course I'm still a fan of R/Hr haha, but still. Maybe you could write about his native love for JKR ;-) maybe someone will... hope so! The poor guy deserves someone perfect, considering he doesn't pretend to care about the fawning fans. I respect him a lot.
I love this poem. It's beautiful.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really glad that you like it!
Arthur Weasley has an obsession. He can’t keep it off his mind. It tinges every thought in his head and consumes his dreams. He can’t concentrate on anything else. His friends, the ones who haven’t given him up as a bad job, tell him he’s crazy and he knows they’re probably right. But that’s not even the worst part. Do you know what the worst part is?
She’s completely oblivious.
…And you thought it was Muggle Studies he was obsessed with.
Chapter 6: Quidditch and Kids is up!
Yes, I did like this chapter and am loving this story. Arthur is one of my all-time favorite characters, and Arthur/Molly certainly deserves more attention then it has gotten. This story is well-written, interesting, and sweet, and I look forward to more when it comes. By the way, the title of the first chapter "That Marvelous Molly" is PERFECT. So in character for this ship.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I am flattered you think this story is well-written, etc. And I'm glad you like the chapter name. Thank you for reviewing, and I hope you continue to enjoy the story.
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.
this was good, generally. Some things I think could have been better developed, for example, Lily's remark about her belief or lack of belief in God seemed kind of like it introduced too much side story to be explored in a fiction of this length. But, Remus was well done, as was Lily in general.
"Several things had happened that morning: she learnt of Remus’s disease, she grew closer to him, and she knew for sure now who, between Severus and James, was the better man."
This epitomizes the fic and shows wondefully how Lily is coming to see both James and Severus.
I'm glad you generally approve of this story. I consider myself what one might call 'Marauder impaired'. Basically, it's an era in which I do not specialise or spend a great deal of time. It's just not my thing, but this little plot bunny just needed to be written, or my muse was going to go on strike.
I see what you mean about Lily and the reference to God, but, as a Muggle-born, she was probalby raised in a Christian household, so phrases like 'OMG' would probably have stayed with her for some time. Even though she knows differently in the magical world, there would be, IMO, that latent idea of an omnipotent power above in her mind. I just figured that this would be something more or less obvious to a reader.
I'm really glad you liked it, as it was my first attempt at writing the older Potter tribe (even when they weren't together. I always conjectured what made Lily change her mind about James, and I figured that it had to be something profound like this.
Thanks for reading, and take care!
So emotional, tragic, and well-written...Exactly how I imagine Draco to feel after the defeat of Voldemort. The word choice and imagery are also really good, and the whole thing flows perfectly.
A haunted home.
This in particular is so strikingly true about them.
Author's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. :) Glad you liked the word choice, imagery and flow. I usually overload my poems with imagery and have trouble with flow. :(
Author's Response: Ha ha, thanks.
excellent! so believable, so Luna!
Author's Response: Thanks! I wasn't sure if I got the characterisation quite right, so great to hear you liked it.
This is so good! Very emotional, yet the characters are still the same people we know from the series. I didn't think I could care that much about Lucius Malfoy, but your story is changing that...I look forward to the next chapter when it's ready.
oh, a question: Does this take place during Voldemort's first or second time of power? I suppose that'll probably be clear as the story goes on.
Author's Response: It's the first time, which I should have put in the description lol. Thanks for reminding me, that could be a helpful piece of information ;)
oh, intrigueing. I can't wait for more.
awesome! great characterization, and excited for more!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! It makes we want to write more every time I hear reviews from people who like my stories. The next chapters are already written, I just need to post them.
Holy Movie Canon, Batman! This fic won the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Chaptered Humor Story. Thanks so, so much!
Cool! Please deconstruct over-done, childish, 2-D, clownlike movie "Bellatrix" next!
Author's Response: Aw man, Bellatrix is not on my list right now... but I'll give it some thought. I see what you mean though. I'm thinking of the look she has after Voldemort tells her she can't kill Harry in DH. Hmmmm. ;) Thanks for reading!
Wow! Wow,wow,wow...this was simply amazing. Great choice of concept, words, everything. That concept of murder ripping the soul and the pain of remorse haunts me too.
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing, Rose! Yeah, this was meant to be a bit of a haunting poem...the most insightful thing I could ever write, hands down. I'm glad you liked it and thought it was amazing! ~Soraya~
Kind of funny...because it's realistic. I enjoy romance that's realistic. Not my favorite story ever, but pretty good for next generation. I'm sorry, I'm pretty cynical sometimes. It's just when I was in high school you literally could not walk into the school without seeing somebody snogging, and it annoyed the heck out of me...I was enjoying Molly's perspective because it sounded similar to me. Until...oh I didn't completely unenjoy it but I'd better hope that Lysander is serious, because if he's not, and I was Molly, my heart would break. Overall, the tone and writing style were faultless.
Author's Response: Thank you. I liked writing Molly's perspective because I used to feel disgusted when I saw people kissing and until the boy I liked kissed me I swore I would never kiss anyone. Thank you!
Who is it? My guess: "I" is Harry, "You" is Sirius. The more I think about it, the more this seems right. I really like this. I think this is how Harry feels about Sirius in Order of the Phoenix, how he's learned more about Sirius's past of teasing Snape, and Sirius's recklessness and other faults seem to be made more apparent. But, Harry consistently forgives Sirius and is willing to risk his life for him...Now I will read other reviews to see what other people thought.
What Allegiance means to Lucius Malfoy.
I am so busy, but if you keep publishing these poems advertising your story, I might give in and read it. ;) This was a great poem, rather creepy and sad at the same time.
There's a Who song that goes "No one knows what it's like to the bad man, to be the sad man, behind blue (or in this case gray) eyes." I don't think Lucius would consider his life sad, but that's good in a way, because if he sat around considering how wasted all his efforts have been, he might AK himself (which wouldn't make loads of readers sad, but Scorpius would cry).
I hope you will break down one day and read my Scorpius and Rose stories! Until then, I'm glad you read this poem! :)