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The wisedom-enhancing diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw,
was not meant to be perched upon my head
Nor the golden cup of Helga Hufflepuff,
which was not meant to be grasped by my fingers,
And certainly not- the locket of Salazar Slytherin
would ever be wrapped around my muggle neck,
So I guess I'll proudly wear my red-and-gold robes
and lead amongst those of Godric Gryffindor,
Pull his sword out of The Hat!


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To Make Stone Blush by coppercurls

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 81 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Selina, a third year Slytherin wakes up one day to discover she is bleeding. Convinced death is imminant, there is only one person she can talk to- her Head of House, Professor Snape.
Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/03/10 Title: Chapter 1: To Make Stone Blush

Ha! Funny short story!

Author's Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

Dursleys, Meet The Wizarding World by Ghoul In Pajamas

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 459 Reviews
Summary: The Dursleys have left Privet Drive and are in hiding with Hestia Jones and Dedalus Diggle. Hestia and Mr. Dursley are constantly fighting, Petunia is avoiding the wizards at all costs, and Dedalus is trying to make them all the best of friends. Meanwhile, Dudley discovers he has an interest in Harry's world, but his parents are less than pleased when they find out.
Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/03/10 Title: Chapter 1: Septum Aperio


Wow, all of the chapters are amazing and I was completely enchanted by it from the very first few paragraphs.

Honestly, I want to say this is the best fanfic I've read but I keep finding excellent pieces here on MuggleNet, so I'll say that this is really in my top 10 fanfics (consider that as a best!).

There was hardly a moment where I didn't like reading it or felt bored of it all..

I especially liked it because:
1. It's very interesting to see muggles, and of all, especially the Dursleys into the world of magic.
2. It's very well written.
3. It's good to see that Petunia and Dudley have changed, and amusing to see more of the arrogant Vernon.
4. To say that it is intriguing would be more of an understatement, really.

Please, continue writing to this! You have an amazing talent, and by the looks of your (300+) reviews, you are certainly on-demand in here!

Much appreciated!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you've enjoyed it. Sorry it's been so long! The next chapter is submitted and just waiting to be validated!  I hope you haven't abandoned the story though!

The Envelope by Ghoul In Pajamas

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 21 Reviews
Summary: Severus asks Lily to meet him at the playground, and he shows up with a mysterious envelope adressed to Lily, but he won't show it to her.

I am Ghoul In Pajamas of Ravenclaw entering the Young Love challenge.
Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/03/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Such a sweet little story!

The Ultimate Prank by Midnight_Unicorn

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 45 Reviews
Summary: When Lily Evans causes Remus Lupin to be humiliated in front of the entire school, he vows revenge. That's when he comes up with The Prank. It's guaranteed to make Lily's worst nightmare come true, if he can pull it off. And on his own...he probably can't. But with the help of Sirius Black and his Ravenclaw friend, well, anything is possible.
Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/04/10 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: I did WHAT????

Great story!
It was quite amusing, although I must say, I didn't quite imagine Lily Evans to be in a furious state with James. After all, in the book she was known to describe him as an "Arrogant toerag" as well as telling him off for bullying Snape. What I envision is a Lily with the ability to accept James as a friend (and perhaps more, as time proceeds and he matures) yet with a slight temper for his arrogance.

In addition, there were some grammar mistakes, but nevertheless, you have a great story and it was amusing to see how Lily reacted (even more- James when he thought she accepted!) :)

The Lions of Gryffindor by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 336 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.

James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.

The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.

Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.

This is a Marauder tale.

This is a story of what made them special.

This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.

OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.

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Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.

Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/05/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Turning Point


After reading some of your other fics I decided to read this one with the hope of being impressed again, and I must say it was a rather good decision!

I was quite surprised that Lily had followed an arcane stranger (that too, a man in his twenties.)

Apart from that, I think you did justice to the characters in the sense that you maintained the little whiff that we got from a few of them from the books.

I was slightly hoping for a more humor into it, but nevertheless, it's very intriguing, and I can't wait to find out what'll happen next!

Overall, I am amazed by all the effort you put into this, cheers! :)

Author's Response: Thank you for reading. This is the first fic I wrote and it is a bit more serious than the one shots, because it's Marauder era and they're gearing up for war. There are some moments of humour in it ... especially between my favourite boys. Hmm, I don't thinbk Lily follows Rich, exactly. They met again on the fens, and then she met up with him in Hogsmeade, but he seems like a nice bloke. The age gap is probably 4/5 years. I realise this may be an issue in some parts of the world, but in the UK it isn't that much of an issue ... and it's quite innocent, really. Thank you so much for reading, and I do hope you enjoy the rest of the fic. ~Carole~

An Outstretched Hand by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 10 Reviews
Summary: September the First, nineteen-sixty-two, is the day Molly Prewett has been looking forward to more than any other day. This is the day she'll join her brothers at Hogwarts. But what if she's not really a witch? What if she can't get through the barrier? What if no one will talk to her? And which House will she be Sorted into?

I am Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff, and this is my entry for the Hufflepuff Back to School Challenge.

Thank you Lexi (Harry_Rulz) for beta'ing this in record time.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, Jasper Fforde, Agatha Christie or even Jane Austen.

The quotation at the beginning of this story is by Ralph Waldo Emerson

** indicates a line taken directly from the Harry Potter series.
Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/05/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

It's good, and I really liked what you've done to this story and the story about Petunia Evan's wedding: that in the end, it refers back to the Deathly Hallows.
Short and sweet!

Author's Response: Thank you. I went through a phase of flashing forward in time, but I think it worked with this one. ~Carole~

Gilderoy Lockharts Guide to Teaching by red haired mom

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Not having any experience teaching, Gilderoy Lockhart was only worried about looking good for his students during class. Making sure they bought all of his books, he had put all of them on the booklist for his class.

Join in the laughter, as Gilderoy tackles his hardest mission to date… teaching children how to defend themselves.
Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/04/10 Title: Chapter 1: Gilderoy Lockharts Guide to Teaching

Great! You captured Gilderoy Lockheart's character nicely here!

The Bacchus Book by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 30 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: On the morning of Christmas Day, 2000, Hermione Granger (soon-to-be-Weasley) wakes up from a delightful dream to find herself in a bathroom at Grimmauld Place.

As various Weasleys queue up to tell her all about her behaviour the night before at Aunt Muriel's birthday party, Hermione is in a state of shock.

She knows she didn't drink anything stronger than Butterbeer. So why was she wearing a toga and teaching everyone how to perform Greek dancing?

And what, in the name of Merlin, was she doing with George?

This is Equinox Chick and this is my entry for the extra credit challenge 'In Vino Veritas' for the Winter Snows 09 competition over at the MNFF beta boards.

Thank you to Apurva for beta'ing this tale in time. Thanks also to various people on AIM for telling me to get on with this (Jess, Natalie, Hannah, Russia, Kara, BB)

Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. She would never have written anything quite so daft.

Claimer: I have disgraced myself wearing a toga before now.

Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/04/10 Title: Chapter 1: The Bacchus Book

Hilarious! Good grief, this is mad-brilliant. So far, this fic has made me laugh the most and it's one of the best I've read here!

Goodness! I am trying to recover from a nasal-related surgery for breathing and I'm not supposed to laugh or smile much...but I had to bite my nails to prevent laughing!

A couple reasons why I find this fic tremendously intriguing:

1. ‘Dear Caramac,’ .
2. I NEED to ask you about your thighs. 3. Also, are you Athenian? That is important.
4. Essentially, the whole letter (but those are my favorite bits!)
5. Tarmac Laggen kisses like Grawp.
6. Hermione's fear of her Hogwarts: A History over her/George.
7. More thighs and Hermione....
8. Cormac in barely anything.

Again- Brilliant! Now I know, not to judge a fic by its title! :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review for this, and all the others I discovered today. This was a bit daft, inspired by a challenge because I don't write a lot of fics that would be classed as humour. Caramac Cloggan was my favourite bit too. ~Carole~

The Note He Left by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 19 Reviews

A note was discovered in the aftermath of Harry's capture at Malfoy Manor. It's sweet, it's romantic, it's...complete fluffy rubbish.

What will happen to this heartfelt missive? Will it find its intended recipient, or will it be lost in the wreckage of Voldemort's former occupation?

Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/05/10 Title: Chapter 1: Dearest Ginny


I quite like this one - it's good to see the better side of Draco.

I thought the letter from Harry was a bit too much -- or maybe it's just really strange to see this side of Harry. I envisioned a letter of somewhere in between: not quite just a "How are you?"
but not quite like this either.

When I read the letter, it seemed more like it was suited for speech rather than for words because some places had this little repetition.
For instance, take this sentence:
"I know that it’s probably ridiculous, but I—I just can’t explain it."
I feel that the letter would be better without the "I-I" part because it seems something one would only say (as a stutter), yet not write.
Other then that there was the repetition of "I want to see you" and it seemed a little bit too much for Harry and Ginny (as they never quite seemed to be the kind to visit Madam Puddifoot's); I think saying it a couple times (one in the middle, one in the end) might have sufficed.

From that point on, I think the story went well until Ginny started crying. I thought this was slightly odd because in the books she never cried much. In HBP, in the end it actually says "She did not cry" when Harry told Ginny they couldn't be with each other. In DH, after Harry kisses Ginny and again tells her, it says he is grateful that Ginny wasn't one to cry for things.

Apart from that, I liked it. I especially liked how you captured Draco well...(you do have a knack of getting him, I've noticed after reading 'Brazen'.) That you showed the decent side we never got to see much and still managed to portray his essence - his awkward exit out with the "gentle nod" ... like in DH in the end where he gave them all a "curt nod" because he didn't know what else to say.

Well then, cheers! :)

Author's Response:

Oh, man, you just totally made my day. You don't even know.

To be perfectly honest, I detest this story. I hate Harry/Ginny, and I hate fluff.  I wrote this for someone's birthday, and it was suited to her tastes entirely. I didn't even want to put it up, but I sort of got bullied into it. Everything you said, top to bottom, is exactly how I feel about this story, and it makes me pinch a nerve every time I get a squee review for it. Hence why you've made my day.

To let you in on something, the only reason why Draco is in the fic at all is so I could stomach finishing it. Yeah...it was that saccharine that I couldn't deal with it without my favourite cranky bastard in it somewhere.

I will, however, defend Ginny's tears. In my little brain universe, after the battle is over, Harry has a bit of a personal crisis. He wants to live his life like a normal person, but he doesn't know how to do that. Also, guilt racks him over the deaths of so many people he knew and cared about. It sort of made him drift away from the people he cared about. I saw this letter (the one in my mind, not this sappy stuff) as a light of hope for her that she hadn't lost him forever. I know this is all in my mind and stuff, but that's how I saw it. Hopefully, knowing that, it makes a bit more sense. 

Thank you for reviewing, as well as for your honesty. Take care and happy reading,


Brazen by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor

Rated: Professors • 25 Reviews Past Featured Story

*These are the times that try men's souls.

Well, that couldn't be any more real for Draco Malfoy than on the eve of his wedding. He was getting married the next day, but all he could think about is how his life was about to become so much more damned complicated.

He had no idea.


*Quote - Thomas Paine, American revolutionary.


This fic was nominated for a 2010 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Humour

Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/03/10 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1


I'm very sorry to say, but the writer of this BRILLIANT story will have to continue to write in his/her cell in Azkaban...for simply stunning us with this delightful story that's charmed us so much that I swear someone from St. Mungo's called me for fixing the other night...

Haha! Anyways, to my real review:
I find this story amazing for the following reasons:
1. It's humorous.
2. It portrays Draco seemingly as he would be in the actual books.
3. It's well written.
Other than that, it's very engaging and because of all these reasons, this story, in my perception, is the best fan-fiction piece I've read so far.

I really enjoyed it...I do admit the drinking/sex part could've gone farther than I imagined, but a difference in style is always nice for a change, so I'm not complaining.

Just to inform you, there's a grammar mistake I spotted:

"Sure, it wasn’t very romantic, but after everything that he’d been trough, it was a pretty decent start."

*Trough = through.
^This sentence is located three paragraphs above the one where Astoria chastises Draco for forgetting his vows.

Well then, to conclude my review, I must say it was simply amazing and that if you do not continue to write, I will stupefy-stun you! :-)

Author's Response:

Um, yeah...wow! I've had someone say that one of my stories is one of the best they've read, but I've never had anyone say that I've written the best story they've ever read. That pleases me to no end...I hope you know that, lol. When I started this story out, I really just wanted to write something dirty and irreverent. However, when I got into the story, I saw some potential for hilarity and Malfoy hijinx that could only happen with our favourite flock of blondes.

I'm glad you loved it so much, not to mention took the time to review. I dunno if you have any idea how much author's appreciate reviews, even one-liners, though more especially concise ones like yours. 

I will keep writing, considering if you've seen my author page, I've written 23 fics in under a year; I'm not likely to stop now, lol. However, I would like to humbly request that you keep on reviewing, because you are a quality reviewer, which is a gift to writers on this site.

Thank you for your wonderful visit, and take care. :D


One Absolutely Beautiful Thing by BloodRayne

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 54 Reviews
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: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/05/10 Title: Chapter 2: In Which a Doorbell Rings


I think it's nice, I like it.
I think it would be nicer if there could've been a gap between the receiving of the letter and Morgana's appearance. I was hoping that Dudley would explain it slowly (perhaps hold his buttocks, for old time's sake!).
In addition, perhaps you could've made Sinead show a little magic in her, just to show that she's slightly different.
I didn't mind the beginning of the first chapter, but perhaps you could've provided some detail about the characters, so we could see how Sinead and her mother are like (are they nice? manipulative? or just reserved?)

I really do like this concept though, cheers!

Author's Response: Thank you for the critique; I really appreciate it! :D

Arthur's Obsession by hogwartsbookworm

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 30 Reviews

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!

Reviewer: 08Alohomora09 Signed
Date: 08/04/10 Title: Chapter 2: 2. Pillows and Pity

Molly and Arthur make such a sweet couple, and it's nice to read about them for once!

I suggest you add a bit more Arthur and his Muggle obsession for fun? Dirk would be able to help Arthur understand how muggle things operate. Perhaps during a holiday or Molly's birthday, Arthur could show her affection by giving her his favorite muggle fascination? Just an idea :D

Author's Response: I agree, they are sweet. There is something about love that lasts through seven children and over thirty years that is irresistable to me. Don't worry, there will be more Muggle fun. Arthur is still Arthur after all. Thank you for reading and reviewing!