Summary: Imagine you live a broken life, with no one to love, no hope of rescue. Then imagine that you have a chance to escape your personal hell...This is the story of Seirian Macnair, twin sister of [Executioner] Walden Macnair, a damaged seventeen-year-old girl from a horrible home. Sent to Hogwarts to get her out of the way, Seirian will learn a lot more than just more magic...she will have the chance to live a life she only heard of...a happy one. That is, until she realizes that her happiness might also mean her death, and the death of the one person closest to her...(MWPP)
Yes! Another chapter! When I saw it I must confess to cackling in glee. But...retiring the story?! To be serious a moment, I do understand that perhaps you simply feel you cannot continue it, either for lack of inspiration or canon problems arising from HBP, but I think what Snape does does not automatically mean he's 'evil'...So maybe it could continue...I won't be annoying and nag at you if you choose not to, but it would be nice. Maybe just one more tiny tiny chapter, with Remus and Seiri getting together? Or sharing just one little kiss? Hehe, I'll leave you alone now. I've sincerely enjoyed this story; It's well written with beautiful characterisation.
Author's Response: *hides* It's not canon problems necessarily. It's just...well, I don't want to spoil HBP for anyone, although if you haven't read it yet there is *something* wrong with you...but after what happened at the end, with Remus...it's like I don't want to see him with any of my characters now. It's meh. I like the way it went and I don't want to see it any other way, even in my own little universe. Plus, the story did hit quite a roadblock. *cough*crashed into a brick wall more like *cough* And actually, I wasn't worried about Snape, because he's a $@*% in this story too, so it's all good. I'll try, I really will, at this rate I might want to finish it just to say "I finally finished something longer than a chapter gahh!" We'll see about some snoggage, though. That would be nice. It was inevitably coming up anyway. *wink* Thanks so much for being a great new reviewer for a tired old story, I really appreciate it.
I really like this story, I like it when people use new characters, but characters that could realistically exist (i.e. Seirian MacNair).Updates exceedingly welcome!
Author's Response: Seiri came to being because I didn't want to use the Exchange Student, but I needed someone who *definitely* didn't know the Marauders too. And thus, she came about. Updates...well...um...*shifty eyes* That's all I have to say about it, lol. But thanks for reviewing!
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I love this story, it'd be great if you could update (hint hint!). You acknowledge and weave in the Buffy dialogue/plot well(Joss Whedon is amazing btw), but I hope that you realise you have enough talent as an author to only use your own original prose.That said, I thought the Lupin/Oz parallel was masterful!
Author's Response: thank you very much. its not that i dont have confidence as a writer. i just really enjoy weaving stories together without turning it into a crossover fic. i figure if i can do that, and people like it, then i do have some talent . . . thanks again.
Summary: In the years following Voldemort's victory in the second war, Muggle-borns must become slaves and servants to pure-bloods in order to survive. Over time, Hermione Granger has learned to suppress her pride and independence in households where she is considered lower than dirt. She thought she would be prepared for this new family, just like she was for all the previous ones. What she didn't know was that this new family was none other than Draco Malfoy's. Will she manage hold up when she finds herself struggling to withhold her sharp tongue, returning hatred, and...something else?
The last chapter of this story has been posted! Thanks for reading :)
Thank you to everyone who voted "The Sweetest Sin" as the Best Tearjerker in round 4 of the Dramione Awards!
Thanks to some of my amazing readers, The Sweetest Sin has been/is being translated into seven languages: French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Czech, Latvian, and Chinese. If you would like the links to any of the translations, please e-mail me or leave a review :)
I know I'm repeating what everyone else has said, but basically I love this story and I'm pleased you're carrying on with it the way you intended. You can't force yourself to write something just because you feel other options are too controversial. Rape is a hideous, terrible violation, which I feel you have conveyed perfectly. Yet you have made the characters involved(Hermione and Draco) so complex that it is understandable that romantic feelings could develop. Due to the circumstances it is reasonable that eventually Hermione might forgive Draco, though she would never be able to forget what he did. Draco would not be able to forget either, which is perhaps the worst punishment of all, if he comesto love Hermione.
Summary: James Potter has pursued Lily Evans for six years, and for six years she's spurned him. Now, in their seventh year, Lily notices something that's been hiding inside her. When the two are locked in the ever-so-cliched locked room, can she work out her inner turmoil in enough time to speak her mind? One-shot MWPP seventh year, songfic to the song "I Don't Know How to Love Him," with a little creative interpretation and a different ending. W00t for Broadway musicals!
I love that song, and I love this fanfic.(A short, but hopefully sweet, review.)
Actually maybe just saying that isn't very helpful, arghh!Erm, what appealed to me most is the way it's realistic and compliments J.K.s style;I could see her actually writing this, which is not the case with fics where Snape-hurts-Lily-James-rescues-her-they-make-mad-passionate-love...though I have to admit I'm disturbingly addicted to those ;-)
Sorry, this definitely isn't short anymore!
Author's Response: Pssh, length of reviews is of no consequence, I'm thrilled you're even reviewing! I just reread this thing after seeing your review, and...well, frankly, my first thought was, "WOW this is so suckariffically cliched," but maybe that's just me. Still, though, glad you liked it, at any rate. And I think those L/J fics are absolutely hilarious, and at times very well-written. *grin* Thankee for leaving a review!
Summary: “He does the only thing that he can. He tells Harry a story about four boys in school, magic, smoke screens and tricks of light, about a beautiful girl that they'd loved in different ways and a prince without a crown who did everything that he could and nothing that he said he would but was kind and gentle and universally adored.”
I admired this work. 'When Saints Die, The World Stops Spinning' was also impressive - you have a poignant, haunting style of writing. Occasionally, there are phrases that ring slightly false -and sound a little too contrived?It's hard to criticise though(please believe me I am trying to be constructive!) because this is also the strength of your writing, the carefully composed phrases are beautifully poetic. I must confess, I have an addiction to Ladiesman!Sirius stories, but I like seeing different, deeper, interpretations of his character - and I completely agree that his bigoted bringing-up would be deeply ingrained.Possibly Uncle Alphard helped to counteract the teachings of Sirius' 'pure' parents?
Author's Response: Thank you for your review! I absolutely love reviews like yours. Reviews that just say "nice" or whatever really do make me angry. I'm also glad that you do agree that his "bigoted bringing-up would be deeply ingrained" because although I do picture him as the ladiesman at times...I can't get this broken image of him out of my mind. I've always thought Uncle Alphard might have had some influence in Sirius' rebellion. Thanks for your review. :)
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hehe, I love this story too!Pleeeeeeeeease continue.
Summary: Emmeline Vance was murdered. But the most important question was never asked -- why? There's more to this story that was told in the pages of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
This is simply brilliant. As other reviewers have already mentioned, it's brilliantly in character, and fits remarkably well into the books. 10! (And I am an incredibly stingy rater).
Author's Response: Thank you, pathetic_pettigrew! I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much! This was my first attempt at Post-HBP and I'm glad it came off well!