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Hi! I'm Katrina and I am not J.K. Rowling (just to avoid any confusion there).

I've been writing on MNFF since about 2010, but up until a few months ago had not written anything for quite some time. So I am trying to get back into writing, and have quite a few stories percolating in my head, but I just need to find the time to write them.

I basically only write one-shots (I have one three chaptered story), and they're usually character explorations and snapshots rather than long plots, but I've written about a variety of characters, so hopefully there's something you'll enjoy. I like experimenting a bit with form too.

Anyway if you have stumbled here by accident, I do hope you enjoy something.
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Shattered Universe by msk8
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: You spent your life preparing for the worst, and you thought you were ready.

But the worst has come. The worst is here. You know you aren’t ready. You aren’t even close to ready.


A one-shot about Rufus Scrimgeor.

The Character Death tag is just implied, not actually during the fic. Disclaimer: I. Do. Not. Own. Harry. Potter.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 850 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/05/10 Updated: 07/09/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 12/15/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was a really original idea and I think you pulled it off really well. Your characterisation of Scrimgeour was very nice - especially the way you showed his over-confidence and told the story in almost a report-like format. I also loved the second person (although maybe that's just me... I do love stories from that perspective). It really put the emotions on to the reader, which was very effective, because it humanised a character whose worse characteristics are perhaps shown in canon. But after all, Scrimgeour is just trying to do his best. (I hope that makes sense.)

I would have loved it to have been longer. I know it is basically about the moments before he dies, but I would have loved to have seen where his character came from etc.

Anyway, it was very well written, original and I really enjoyed it. Good job!

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it so much. Perhaps I will extend it. When I wrote it, I was more of a beginning writer than I am now, so I think I might be able to.

 

Arthur's Obsession by hogwartsbookworm
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 30]

Summary:

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!

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 11353 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
Published:
07/06/10 Updated: 03/01/11


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 04/26/11 Title: Chapter 1: 1. That Marvellous Molly

So I just read "For Them", and I really enjoyed that, so I thought I'd check out some of your other fics. The summary for this looked really interesting, and I love Molly/Arthur as a pairing, although there doesn't seem to be much of it in fanfiction... anyway.

I really liked this opening chapter. I had a great sense of Arthur throughout the whole thing, and I loved the flashback scene. That was just so typical Molly, and the hex she used made me think of Ginny and her Bat Bogey Hexes... anyway, your portrayal of her was just great. Some people seem to dismiss Molly as "the housewife", but there's so much more to her than that.

Dumbledore was great, too. Particularly his comment to Arthur at the end. Great.

Just a few small things - no matter if they had no more claim on her protection then that- that they were weak it's a great sentence and conveys so much of her character, but it should say "than that", not "then that".

Also, why was Molly bemused when she returned to the common room at the end? I didn't really understand that...

I'm looking forward to the next chapter, it looks like this will be a great fic!

~Katrina

Author's Response: Oh, thank you! I am so so flattered that you wanted to read more of my stories! I'm glad you enjoyed this chapter, and I'll fix the then/than problem in a sec. Thanks for pointing that out, too.

As for Molly's bemusement, I think she just came away from Wentworth, who was trying to be very romantic, and she thought he was being silly. XP

Thanks for reading and reviewing!

 
Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 04/26/11 Title: Chapter 6: 6. Quidditch and Kids

Now I can't wait for the next chapter! I'm loving this story! I think the funniest part sofar was when Dirk was trying to 'subtly' tell Molly how good Arthur was... that really made me smile. I loved the interaction with the Black sisters, too.

Poor Arthur. Particularly over the Christmas holidays. And really... what does Molly see in Jonathan? I wonder what he sees in her... he doesn't seem to care a huge amount for her health (like after she was injured), he's more worried about how he'll look if she's been cheating on him... so why does he like her, when she's not the typical popular girl? I'm interested. And rambling lol.

Sorry about this review... it's not very structured or anything, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm loving this story.

~Katrina

Author's Response: Yay! It makes me so happy to hear that you are loving it!

Wentworth really has seemed a bit of a jerk, hasn't he? The truth is, he's not so bad normally... when he's not in Arthur's general vicinity, anyway. Arthur bothers him; he suspects Arthur's feelings for Molly. Wentworth doesn't know Molly very well, but he likes what he knows, and that is that she's pretty, she's smart... and she was not only available but lived just a few streets away over the summer.

Thanks so much for the review! I don't mind rambles in the least. A review of any kind is wonderful. =)

 
Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 04/26/11 Title: Chapter 6: 6. Quidditch and Kids

Now I can't wait for the next chapter! I'm loving this story! I think the funniest part sofar was when Dirk was trying to 'subtly' tell Molly how good Arthur was... that really made me smile. I loved the interaction with the Black sisters, too.

Poor Arthur. Particularly over the Christmas holidays. And really... what does Molly see in Jonathan? I wonder what he sees in her... he doesn't seem to care a huge amount for her health (like after she was injured), he's more worried about how he'll look if she's been cheating on him... so why does he like her, when she's not the typical popular girl? I'm interested. And rambling lol.

Sorry about this review... it's not very structured or anything, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm loving this story.

~Katrina

Author's Response: Oops. Double review. XD

 

Memento Mori by Liandrin
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 18]

Summary: Past Featured StoryI suspect Potter always imagined himself dying honourably in battle or saving some poor sod’s soul. He didn’t. And for that I was smugly appreciative.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity

Word count: 3140 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/12/10 Updated: 07/17/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 11/04/10 Title: Chapter 1: Memento Mori

This was a really interesting idea, and you wrote it really nicely. I loved your characterisations of both Harry and Draco - and neither are easy characters to write, so that's impressive. For a while I was worried that you were leading up to Harry magically coming back to life in some form... and I was so glad that it wasn't like that, your actual story was a lot more realistic.

I liked your quirks about the afterlife - for example, someone you don't like telling you your dead, and how you start old and seem to get younger etc. It added a nice sense of originality to what could be really cliched.

Great fic :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I'm glad this came across as original and not clichd. This was a story that I felt I had to write. And I am very happy that my Harry was convincing. I rarely write the bloke. Hehe.

Thank you again for all your wonderful review.

~Lia

 

Summary:

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.



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 3007 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/12/10 Updated: 07/15/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 02/24/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hi Jess,
I really loved this fic. It's incredibly considering it's your first Marauder fic - you wrote the characters with such ease and gave insight into all the minor characters as well as Remus and Lily.

I liked your take on the James/Lily story - that Lily realises that she has misjudged James for all these years and graudally has to reverse it... it reminds me a bit of Pride and Prejudice (which the Lily/James story has always reminded me of anyway) and I think it's great that you didn't go with cliches when writing these characters.

Lily's outburst at Remus was fantastic and really showed up what I see as Remus' main flaw - his lack of self belief. It was very IC for both of them. You really did draw these characters perfectly!!

Just a few grammatical nitipicks -
He looked so small to Lily, like a child, but his face. Did you mean to write "but for his face"? Because that would make more sense. And... I think there was something else but I've forgotten it lol.

Anyway, great fic!!

~Katrina

Author's Response:

You know, after I wrote this fic, I almost didn't post it. Most of my MNFF friends are Marauder aficionados, and I'm the polar opposite; I don't even read the category. But I posted it anyway, and I was surprised how well people liked it. I never bought into the idea that Lily hated James -- just that she thought he was a bit of a self-centred tool -- but finding out what he was willing to do for his friend made her see that, yes, he's a toerag, but not such a bad one. They had to start somewhere, so this is what I chose. Plus, the fic propmt for which I worte this was supposed to be inspired by movie canon, and I picked PofA where Remus told Harry that his mum was there for him.

Anyway, this is probably more of an earful than you were expecting, but there you go, hehe. Thanks for reading and reviewing, and I will make the correction you pointed out. 

~Jess

 

The Triumph of Evil by A H
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: The war has ended, but even with so many years gone by, it can still arouse fear and anger in the wizarding world. Draco Malfoy, released from his sentence in Azkaban, must deal with this fact while trying to readjust to life after war.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 5662 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/21/10 Updated: 07/27/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 10/04/10 Title: Chapter 1: The Triumph of Evil

Your characterisation of Draco was excellent (the other characters were great too, but especially him). The whole story was a nice depiction of how our society treats people. Draco's death was sad but definitely ended the story well. I really enjoyed this :).

 

Waking by the opaleye
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: Past Featured Story

He cannot bring himself to think the name. There is a glimpse of red. A laugh. A fumbled apology. A friendship.

How a death may change a life or two.

Winner of Best Non-Canon Romance in the Quick Silver Quill Awards 2010



Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Epilogue? What Epilogue?, Sexual Situations

Word count: 2380 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/27/10 Updated: 07/28/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 02/17/11 Title: Chapter 1: Waking.

Absolutely beautiful! Your prose is so poetic and so emotive and just absolutely beautiful. Normally I would give an example of what I thought was best in a fic... but there's so much beautiful imagery and writing here that I can't pick anything specific. I loved your use of short or truncated sentences interspersed with the longer, more complex ones - it really created the emotion. The present tense was also great - I really felt in the moment with Harry and Hermione.

Usually I'm not a Harmony fan... I prefer canon ships, but I think you really pulled off their characters here and it felt like this was more out of need to heal than love.

Anyway, this was so beautiful I can't really say anything else.

~Katrina

Author's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! Yes, you are right about the need to heal. I am a Harmony shipper but when writing this it was more of an exploration of how the two would deal with Ron's loss rather than a way to get them together. The state they're in, I doubt a romantic relationship could work in the long run, in all honesty. It's more of a union out of comfort more than anything else. Again, thanks for reading and leaving this review :)

 

Summary: Rose Weasley and Scorpius Malfoy – a love that could never be, and yet it was.

We never want things to fall apart around us, and we don’t always want the real world to intrude on our lives, but in the end it always will.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1849 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/29/10 Updated: 07/30/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 10/17/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was a beautiful story, though sad at the end. Your imagery was perfect right from the beginning. I loved the way you managed to get inside both characters' heads simultaneously, and show their frustration with the values that are ultimately important to them but won't let them be together. Scorpius' character was especially good - I liked his conflict between his family, what he knows about himself, and the girl he loves. Well done!

 

Make This Go On Forever by h_vic
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: When Draco Malfoy fled from Hogwarts on that fateful night at the end of his sixth year, he left behind a piece of his soul in more ways than one. Not only did plotting murder steal his innocence, but it forced him to leave behind the girl he loved, and surely a Gryffindor like Lavender Brown could never understand why he had to do it?

Categories: Draco/Other Character Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1607 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/30/10 Updated: 08/01/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 10/17/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved this fic - it's great that you picked up on that small little space in time when Lavender and Draco could work together. I'm glad you showed a "deep" side to Lavender - often in fanfic she seems to be portrayed as a bimbo and I never had that impression. (Yes, with Ron she seemed a little bit over the top, but there could have been a number of explanations behind that...). I liked how Draco acknowledged his own cowardice, and yet still remained cowardly. It was very fitting to his character. Also, the fic was beautifully written.

Author's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. I love looking for the little hook in timing or events that can make a pairing work, and as for Lavender, I don't think the poor girl gets enough credit. Fine, she got a little silly over a teenage boyfriend, but so have lots of girls who go on to be perfectly sensible women, and she's a Gryffindor for a reason after all, so I like to showcase her stronger side.

 

Father's Day by Arnel
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: It's Father's Day and Harry receives a very special gift.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6014 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/30/10 Updated: 08/01/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 09/10/10 Title: Chapter 1: Father's Day

It was a great story, especially the sweet ending. I felt like it was a bit longer than it needed to be... for example the section at the zoo, although it was cute, didn't seem to build toward the plot much to me. Also the continuous references to golf kind of pulled me out of the story a little, and it didn't seem to tie in particularly.

Having said that, I still enjoyed it and it was a very sweet and cute story :).

 

Viridis by h_vic
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: Past Featured StoryMany difficult things have been asked of Severus Snape over the years, and perhaps this latest one ought not to have been the hardest. But yet, he knew that, just beyond the gargoyle, he would be forced to confront the most difficult test he'd ever known: facing the man he killed.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 1882 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/03/10 Updated: 08/04/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 09/10/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A great idea for a story, and you expressed Snape's bitterness and, though he didn't want to admit it, loneliness really nicely. I had never thought of how difficult it would be for Severus to face Dumbledore's portrait.

The last little bit was great, showing a sense of self-acceptance from Snape finished off this fic really nicely.

'“Please… Severus…”

Severus whirled angrily back to face the portrait as the image faded. “How many more?” he demanded, disgusted at the harsh note of desperation he could not suppress. “How many more voices must I hear echo those same words?”' - This part showed so much of Snape's character in a nice little bit, it was a great way of connecting everything back to Snape killing Dumbledore as well.

I liked that Snape refers to Harry as "Potter" when he's stating facts, and "Lily's son" when he's talking about why he does what he does, but that he never uses his first name. It showed nicely that Snape is still doing it all for Lily, not for Harry.

Just one small thing.
'“As if I ever would! That has been my goal for sixteen years. Why should I waver now? Or do you feel you are losing your grip on our lives, being dead?” Severus poured all the bitterness he felt into those cruel words.' - I don't think you needed to add "Severus poured all...", it was self-explanatory from what he said and had a little feeling of over-writing.

But other than that, great story, I really liked it!

Author's Response: Thanks for another such lovely review. I originally wrote this just a few days after DH first came out - it was just a missing moment I really wanted to see. His bitterness and loneliness, given he'd had to kill the only person who knew his motivations, were really what I wanted to draw out. I'll definitely have another look at that section you mentioned as over-written.

 

Spontaneity by Northumbrian
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 68]

Summary: Hermione (and Ginny) chose to return to Hogwarts to study. Harry and Ron joined the Auror Office. It's the Easter holidays, two weeks home from school for the girls, but their boyfriends are both working. The all important NEWT exams are approaching, Hermione's revision schedule is already carefully planned. Will she find time for Ron? What about Harry and Ginny?

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 18766 Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/03/10 Updated: 05/28/11


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 12/03/10 Title: Chapter 1: Hermione

Once again you've done a really great job with characterisation... I really liked Ron, and Hermione was also very good. I thought that at times she was still a tad too uptight though. I think after hanging around Harry and Ron for all those years she would have loosened up a bit more... but maybe that's just me.

The part in the restaurant made me laugh. Very funny and very Ron. I also really liked that you developed your characters - especially Hermione - in this fic, which is hard to do in a one-shot, but she had definitely learnt something by the end.

This fic was written really well as well and I really enjoyed it :).

Author's Response:
Thanks for the review.

This Hermione is a lot less uptight than she was in the original version of the story (thanks to WeasleyMoms pre-publication criticism). My defence is that this is the Easter Holidays and Hermione has endured two terms at school, as Head Girl, without her boys. On top of that, her NEWTs are approaching. Personally, I think that I could have made her more manic.

Ron, Im certain, can bring out the best in Hermione. He can make her relax, and his humour is usually teasing and fun. Ron, unlike his friends, would certainly use his fame to his advantage and hed think that it was a huge joke. The restaurant scene simply flowed from Rons attitude, and eventually Hermione gets caught up in the fun.
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The Sweetest Thing by draco_roxmysox
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: The sweetest thing a person could do would be to keep another company in her hour of need.

What if someone found his enemy where she lay seriously injured? What if he could leave her? What if he chose to stay?

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 2739 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/04/10 Updated: 08/06/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 12/05/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Such a bittersweet fic. I liked your characterisation of Draco, and how he came to change. Hermione Granger had just saved his life with her own. - I think this line really sums up the whole fic and it's really beautiful. Just a small thing - you wrote Never again would he belittle those below himself. - this seems a little weird, as his whole realisation is that they aren't below him... perhaps you could say "Never again would he belittle those he thought to be below himself."

I loved the part where their blood mingled - it really symbolised Draco's change. I also think you did a good job of mixing in the song lyrics - they really added.

Just one thing - perhaps you should have put in an AU warning because Hermione dies? After all, that isn't canon.

Anyway, this was a beautifully written and haunting fic, but also a great tale of redemption.

Author's Response: Wow, thank you very much for this awesome review. I really like your suggestion about the line, thanks for letting me know. I will look into editing that and the Warning section soon. Thank you again for an insightful review :D

 

Summary: Regulus Black feels like he's made a mistake.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Strong Profanity, Violence

Word count: 1784 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/04/10 Updated: 08/07/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 12/04/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved your portrayal of Regulus in this fic, as a confused and impressionable teenager who is only trying to please. I especially loved your ending - I guess it really enforced your message.

I also liked the beginning about Regulus being scared of everything, and also how you included his feelings of being lesser than Sirius - which is perhaps why he stayed loyal to his family. Then at least he'd done something better than Sirius.

I also liked the way you used present tense - I really felt like I was in the moment and inside Regulus' head.

Your characterisation of his mother confused me a little - perhaps she just needed filling out a bit more. I was confused as to if she felt fondness for Regulus, if she actually missed Sirius... anyway, that could just be me. I guess what you wrote left me wondering a bit about her.

But the rest I thought was great, I really loved your insight into Regulus :).

 

Unforgiven by h_vic
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: Can an Unforgivable Curse ever be forgiven … even if it is cast by a saviour?

A dark one-shot charting the wizarding world’s reaction when Harry is forced to play Voldemort at his own game to defeat him.

“Harry James Potter, you are charged with casting the three most heinous curses any wizard could perform.”

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Self Injury

Word count: 2084 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/05/10 Updated: 08/08/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 12/04/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved this fic. It was a really interesting situation you put the reader in, because throughout the fic I wanted to stand up for Harry but I couldn't. Definitely a good way of exploring how just our law system actually is. (Random comment - have you ever seen/watched/read "The Crucible"? Because this really made me think of it.)

Harry was characterised really well, especially his outbursts of anger at Bagshot. I liked how at the beginning, even though Bagshot was always against him, Harry didn't seem to really believe he'd be convicted - that's very IC because his sense of justice is so high that he finds it hard to understand unjust people sometimes.

I wondered a little about Bagshot - I would have liked to have seen more of his character, eg. why did he hate Harry so much and how did he get into that position of power if he had no sense of justice?

You also raise an interesting question here - is it okay to sink to the level of a criminal if it's for a good cause? After all, it happens all the time (eg in crime fiction, where detectives usually break their own rules but all for the best). In this story, obviously we're on Harry's side because of the way you've focalised him, but it still asks the question.

So a very interesting story, written really well, that has made me think.

 

A Forever Kind of Thing by h_vic
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: A woman contemplates the psychological scars of the Final Battle and how they took her husband away from her.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Mental Disorders, Substance Abuse

Word count: 1897 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/10/10 Updated: 08/12/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 09/12/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Quite a depressing story, but nicely written (I know you said you wrote it a while ago and your writing has improved, which I agree with - it's more subtle now - but this is still great). I liked how you didn't reveal the characters until the end, initially I thought it was Ginny but as I went through I picked up more of Ron and Hermione's characters. Great story!

Author's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. I'm glad that you liked how the characters weren't revealed until the end - I really wanted to highlight some of Ron's better qualities that don't often get acknowledged through the parallel with Harry.

 

Going Against Salazar's Grain by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: "Sometimes," said Dumbledore, "we sort too soon."





Originally writtten for TTB's ReSorting Challenge. Many, many thanks to Riham (padfoot_returns) for her wonderful work on this story. :D



This story won a 2011 QSQ for Best Alternate Universe in the one-shot category.



DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling, though everything you recognise belongs to her. AU because Dumbledore was a Gryffindor. ;)

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1189 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/11/10 Updated: 08/14/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 11/18/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

The name and summary of this fic really caught my attention, and I absolutely loved this fic. Your characterisation of Albus was spot on - I could imagine him being like that at age 11. I think he's an interesting character, because although he seems to have left the idea of "For the Greater Good" behind, what he does to Harry seems to follow that ideal exactly (if that makes sense.)

I also loved Snape in this story and the way you connect Dumbledore and Snape as being far more similar than you would think initially.

Author's Response: Hello!

Oh wow! Finally, one of my summaries worked. ; ) I usually tend to be bad in this area so you have cheered me up.

Albus is my favourite character, but he is cunning. There is just no way around this, you know, and ultimately, he was raising Harry for slaughter.

Thanks for your reading and review!

~Natalie

 

Church Bells by h_vic
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: Past Featured StoryThe last person that Katie Bell expected to encounter on Christmas Eve was Oliver Wood – the once love of her life; the man who had walked away from her when she had needed him most.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2307 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/11/10 Updated: 08/15/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 09/12/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice story. I like how you pick some of the less significant characters from the books and write their stories. You're also great at creating clear characters in really short stories - it works really well in this story that the readers don't know exactly what happened in the past, because what's important is the current tension between the characters.

Author's Response: Thanks, for another lovely review. I do love the minor characters, especially these two, and I love veiled backstory.

 

Too Much; Too Young by h_vic
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: The Daily Prophet offers Severus shocking news and an unwelcome reminder of his past with Marlene McKinnon.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 1294 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/15/10 Updated: 08/20/10


Reviewer: The_Real_Hermione Signed
Date: 09/12/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A very interesting idea. Both Snape's and Marlene's characters were created nicely, but I would have liked to have heard a bit more about the child and what actually became of the child personally. But the story still worked really well.

Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed. I'm not really sure what became of the child - it was more of a device than anything really. I guess my focus was more on Severus and the effect on him.

 
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Chocolate Frog by L A Moody 3rd-5th Years
Amid the desolation of Diagon Alley, a tiny ray of hope lay buried. Nothing...
I Suspect Nargles by foolondahill17 3rd-5th Years
“No one’s ever kissed me before…. What is one to do now?” An extensive...
The Life and Times of Linnea Potter by Cantatrix 1st-2nd Years
Linnea Potter has lived under the tyranny of her relatives for the better part...
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Glass over the Flame by the opaleye 3rd-5th Years
Harry, Hermione, and the moments in between. He doesn’t say that this...
Tom Riddle and the Chamber of Secrets by CanisMajor 3rd-5th Years
What really happened the last time someone let the Basilisk out? Harry Potter...
Red Squirrel/Sun Rises by hestiajones 1st-2nd Years
+ He wouldn't celebrate his birthday, but his son had other ideas. + This was...
Sybill Trelawney and the Unexpected Gift by Squibstress 3rd-5th Years
Sybill Trelawney learns to live with her Inner Eye, cooking sherry, and Minerva...
Pat-a-Cake by foolondahill17 1st-2nd Years
Molly Weasley II, called Pat, and twenty-one lot and little-known facts. Or...
Wood by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor 6th-7th Years
Marcus Flint, the infamous Super Seventh Captain of the Slytherin Quidditch...
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