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.
Enjoy reading but not writing? I'm open to more ideas :)
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 ;)
Summary: This important question needs to be answered. Reputations are at stake.
Assuming we're the jurors, I must admit that this is a difficult case. If one goes by the literal meaning, then the verdict is obvious. I see Ron as having given a personal opinion, however, and Draco should Have been reminded of all the libel printed via Rita Skeeter thanks to him.
Perhaps we should just call for a mistrial?
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
If Ron is guilty, damage to Mr Malfoy must be appropriate to the “hurt” so damages of one Knut would seem appropriate. :) I never considered bringing Rita into this. That was an opportunity I missed. :(
Summary: Before he became the Dark Lord, he had been student like any other.
Before it was a sin, it had been a house like any other.
Before it all had ripped her to pieces, she had been a girl like any other.
People change. Sometimes for the worse.
This is the story of Hogwarts when Tom Riddle was there, and how the lure of the Dark Arts led him, and the people he dragged in his wake, to madness.
A good start that was well written.
Author's Response: Thanks! And thanks for reading :)
Summary: Snape and Celie are awaiting the birth of their children in the third sequel to The Accidental Godmother, but all is not what it seems in the tiny village of Honeysuckle, England.
Wow, can't believe you went there. Absolutely hilarious, though.
Author's Response: I'm really glad that you enjoyed the chapter. Thanks for sending me a review! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Poor Celie. Love the way you had Snape decide the names for the girls, and that he started teaching Ashely about poitions.
Author's Response: Thank you for continuing to read the story! :) I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the chapter. I thought that it was so very Snape-ish for him to talk with Ashley about brewing potions. I hope that you like the next chapter! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Creative bringing in Dr. Millbrae. Did he stich up Arthur by chance? :p
Can't help but wonder if PPD is contributing to Celie being so hard on herself. Glad Snape is up to the task, as both father and caring husband.
Author's Response: Thank you for sending me another review! I enjoy hearing your thoughts about the chapters! :) To answer your question, Dr. Millbrae didn't stitch Arthur up in OOTP because Arthur is a wizard and magical medicine would work best on a wizard. (Dr. Millbrae was only brought into the story because Celie is a Muggle.) Like you, I'm also glad that Snape is up to the task of taking care of his family. :) Hope you like the next chapter! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Summary: When Lily asks James to teach her how to play Quidditch, James comes up with an interesting analogy...
I agree with the other reviewers. I w just waiting for James to reveal that Lily was the Snitch. Maybe that's how this James proposes :p
Author's Response: Aha, great insight! I'm glad you enjoyed the story - thanks for reviewing :)
Summary: The fourth sequel to The Accidental Godmother showcases a variety of moments in the lives of the recently expanded Snape family.
Glad to see that not only have the adventures continued, but Snape is doing his best to be a great father.
Author's Response: Yes, the adventures of Snape and Co. have definitely continued. (There's no way that I could give them up with so many stories still floating around in my head!) Thanks for the review and I hope that you enjoy the next chapter! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Oh, I wish I had a picture of Snape in bows to adorn my wall.
Author's Response: Me, too! Thank you for the review! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds