I was an idiot who avoided the hype of HP until the first movie came out. It wasn't until I read Goblet of Fire in preparation for the 4th movie, however, that I finally understood what made HP so great. Since then I've read every book numerous times, and hold the 5th movie and 7th novel dear as I had just learned I was pregnant when they were released. My daughter's middle name is Rose, and she is truly magical.
I've been busy writing several more fanfictions - I can't stop. Hopefully I'll be able to get them posted before the year's out. Here's a sneak peak of what I've been working on:
'Harry Potter and the Red Snitch'
Starts the day after the Battle of Hogwarts and follows Harry and Ginny over the next few years.
Completed except for some tweaking in the middle (anyone interested in helping?) Having trouble posting this story, however :(
Exactly as it sounds - the 'conversations' Ginny Weasley and Tom Riddle had during her first year at Hogwarts (the Wizarding version of IMing).
This story is more challenging than I expected, so it might be awhile before it's finished.
What began as a song parody of 'What Was I Thinking?' has turned into book seven from Draco's POV.
I've written about ten chapters so far. Parts are easy while others are more difficult, so hopefully it won't be too bad.
'Harry and Ginevra'
Another song parody based on 'Jack and Diane' that needs a lot of work. What makes it worse is trying to decide if it should be a pre- or post-war song.
'Show Your Face'
Just wrote this poem today about a well known object from the series.
Enjoy reading but not writing? I'm open to more ideas :)
Summary: The summer night before her wedding, Lily sits under a tree with James. A relaxing, happy one-shot about love and happiness.
... heaven forbid I ever forget how I love these things, how I love the intertwining of our hands and the way time has paused while we rest here before our lives take off and we stand to meet the world together.
Summary: He had been lying down for a couple of minutes, not strong enough to get up just yet. When he had felt the spider’s icky eight legs on his skin, however, he sprang to his feet.
He regretted this action at once, as it had made him dizzy. His vision was hazy because he didn’t have his glasses on. James looked around the grass field and found his spectacles. They were cracked and needed to be fixed. For that, he needed his wand. Automatically, his hand went in his pocket. He fumbled around his pocket, but in vain; the wand was nowhere to be found. James was in the middle of nowhere and he didn’t have a wand. Perfect!
James has to prove his love for Lily. For that, he has to pass a few tests. Read on what he has to do to win over Lily's heart.
I am Afifa of Hufflepuff participating for the Gauntlet Challenge- Round 5.
A fun little story. I liked the purposes of your tests.
Author's Response: Thank you!
Summary: *Sequel To My One-Shot, One Last Goodbye*
Ginny Weasley has just heard the worst news of her young life. She has lost everything she holds dear to her. What will she do when the final moments of battle are over? One-shot.
(I recommend that you One Last Goodbye first or this story won't make sense)
Very plausible scenario. Just one question - was Ginny not upset by Voldemort's lie re: Harry running away?
Summary: What if Harry had a Godmother? And she was a Muggle? This story starts at the beginning of Order of the Phoenix and will be as canon-compliant as possible. This fan fiction will lead to a romance between Severus and the Godmother, an original character.
Loved the part about Lucius calling Celie "Madam Snape" - couldn't stop laughing. Can't wait to read the sequel.
Author's Response: I am also glad that Celie was able to "dish it out" to Lucius! (He certainly deserved it!) I'm really happy that you enjoyed the epilogue and I hope that you like the sequel. Thanks for sending me a review! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
This is the first AU story I've read that I can find plausible. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and can't wait to see what happens after Ch. 28.
I also enjoy your disclaimers - very clever.
Author's Response: Hello! Thank you for the wonderful compliment- that you find my story 'plausible,' despite its AU warning! :) I'm so happy that you are enjoying the story and I hope that you continue to like the upcoming chapters. Also, thanks for commenting on my disclaimers. You are the first to mention them! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Summary: As Severus Snape looks up at the stars in the sky, he wonders if they can really determine the future.
Makes you wonder what would have happened if Severus HAD received his heart's desire.
Author's Response: He might have got Lily, for all we know :). Thanks for the review! --Nadia
Numerous, naughty, and romantic all rolled into one.
Summary: I 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.
You made me excited about the afterlife. I expected that Draco would have to deal with his guilt and regret, though, as punishment, so there was another surprise factor there.
Well written withe some great word voices and phrasings.
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm really glad that you liked it. I think Draco was punished in his own way. ^_~
Summary: Six weeks after the battle, Hermione puts on a bathing suit for the first time in nearly a year... scars are revealed as painful memories rise to the surface yet again.
I almost submitted this under dark/angst, but at the end of the day, I see it as Ron/Hermione. *shrug* Also, a gazillion thanks to my awesometastic beta Natalie, and to both Neil and Carole for helping me with all things British. :D
Wow, you really got inside Hermione's head and made me feel for her.
Author's Response: Thanks. Hermione is one of my very favorite characters to write. :)
Summary: There is more than one kind of ghost. There are actual physical ghosts, the imprints of departed souls who wander between worlds. There are photographs and portraits that show dead people, faint imitations of what they were in life. Then there are the less obvious ghosts. The little reminders we get every day, the things we can't forget. Can two people constantly haunted by the ghost of their best friend be happy... especially if they are the ghosts?
Chilling. Never thought about that constant reminder everytime Molly looked at George, and that was silly of me - an ache and relief whenever a loved one looked at him or thought of him.
Glad they were able to work it out.
Author's Response: Thank you!
Summary: One year after the defeat of Voldemort, the international wizarding community decides to commemorate the occasion with a magical convention in the American city of Phoenix, Arizona; the city had been chosen to honor the bravery of the members of the Order of the Phoenix. When Harry, Ron, and Hermione are invited to attend the convention as special guest speakers, Harry asks his American Godmother to come with them, to act as a tour guide during their travels in the desert. In this first sequel to The Accidental Godmother, Celie, Snape (her ever reluctant husband), Harry, Ron, and Hermione embark on a memorable – and hilarious – journey through the American southwest.
Somewhat amazed that a Potter story can be enjoyed with so little magic involved.
I like all the lyrical references, and you have a great sense of humor. Its also interesting seeing Snape battling his two personas while the trio is able to simply enjoy life, when they're not fighting bikers or each other in jail.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the complimentary review! :) I'm very happy to hear that you are enjoying the story even though there isn't much magic being utilized. I am having a blast writing about the zany adventures that the traveling companions are experiencing and I truly hope that you enjoy the next chapter. Thanks for sending me your thoughts! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Summary: Just a short poem, about Lily... and Harry going to Hogwarts, from Snape's POV
Lily's Eyes has been nominated for the Best Poetry Quicksilver Quill award. Thanks so much for the nomination!
Well said, er, written.
Author's Response: Thanks :)
Summary: When George thinks of her, he thinks of Fred.
So, he tries not to think at all.
Nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award in Best Dark/Angsty, Best Canon Romance, and Best Post Hogwarts.
Wow. I'm on the verge of tears.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review :)
Summary: Neville and his friends have no choice but to return to Hogwarts. But will it even be like Hogwarts anymore, with Snape as Headmaster? Neville must stand strong while Harry, Ron and Hermione are surely on the run miles away...
That was a good and informative start. I look forward to reading the story through Neville's POV.
Poor first years. Would the hat have espoused more on unity, or even let students know they were still safe with Snape?
I liked that Neville didn't just tear up the poster of Harry. Great Muggles Studies class...if youre anti-Muggles.
I thought it odd Neville would have stayed for the holiday, but I'm glad he did. Can't wait to see what you think he'd see inthe mirror. Curious to know, though, why some of the items were left and others not (no potion bottles or chess pieces, but Quirrel's turban remained).
Intereting way for Neville to find out about Luna, too.
Figured his parents would be there, but didn't think about the sword.
Always wandered how people left the chamber :p Although, wouldn't it have been a short cut if Voldy/Quirrell tried it?
"Tomatoes for eyes..."Go Gran!
Summary: Snape's thoughts in his final moments.
That was great. I got quite chocked up when he told Harry he had Lily'z eyes in the movie, and you let it be known in your poem. Very well written and a good take on Snape IMO.
Author's Response: Glad you liked it. Yes, I agree. That movie line, though not included in the book scene, is one I thought was a good addition, especially in Alan Rickman's voice ;)