Hi, I'm CA. I used to be a college student studying (in a loose sense of the word) Genetics and Biotechnology with a minor in Music. Now I'm a part-time secretary with no delusions of grandeur whatsoever.
I am an avid reader. Sometimes I write. Other preferred activities include playing piano, dancing, singing, and generally loving life.
I'm a member of Hufflepuff House. One of those "we'll take the lot" cases more than hard work or loyalty, I'm afraid.
Before I started writing fanfiction seriously, I hated romance. I wouldn't even read it here. Then I discovered Other Pairings and I've unleashed a great power of fluff. I hope you enjoy my work. Feel free to drop me a review if you get the notion.
My favorites right now are "We Need All the Allies We Can Get" and "Catchphrase." "Gratification and Justification" has its moments. "Don't Get Caught" is my one featured story.
Summary: Harry has been waiting for over a week to leave the world of the muggles once more. Dumbledore is about to arrive and new adventures are bound to begin. This story runs directly aside HBP, think of it as missing scenes. What mysteries are held within the moments JK missed? How about these...
Nice. I liked it. I especially enjoy the thought that half of Harry's brain is Hermione and the other half is Ron. Makes sense, methinks. I think it's a good idea of what may have happened behind the scenes. Good job!
Author's Response: Thank you. I sometimes find I have voices in my head telling me what to write, usually they sound like my friends, Lol, I sound crazy now don't I. Oh Well. I'm glad you liked my story! I'd posted this one on a different fan site and hadn't had many reviews (and the few I had hadn't been too great) so I'm grateful for a positive review! Thanks!
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This is a good start. The main detraction from my enjoyment was a few canon errors I spotted--for example, Hedwig is a girl owl. But they are not particularly glaring to someone who's not too picky, and I think it's a good start (I said that already). Interested in seeing how you continue this story.
Author's Response: Thank you for your review!
Summary: Draco thought that his destiny and path to greatness lies in following his father's footsteps...
Wow. This was pretty good. I love it when you intersperse dialogue and poetry. But . . . in one instance, you used "gapping" instead what I think you meant as "gaping." Other than that, quite interessant et excellent. *D*
Author's Response: *L* That's what I get for submitting an un-betaed chapter. ^_^ Corrected that. Thanks. Actually this isn't so original. I've used this style before for my other one-shot fic. ^_^ (I actually like the other better) The flow is slightly choppy on this one ... but didn't have the time to fix it before the deadline ^_^ ... *sigh* I'm such a crammer. *lol*
Author's Response: fixed the flow a bit ^_^ I think it works a bit better now. ^_^
Summary: “Imperius… Werewolves…You-Know-Who…” The last words of a dying man force Remus Lupin into a dangerous investigation at the infamous Feral Institute. Sequel to Oblivious; pre-reading would be useful but it isn’t vital.
*bites lip* Oh my goodness. That is something I never ever expected. Adds a whole new level to her hate, doesn't it? *personally thinks that family shouldn't hate each other and she should get over it*
I really liked Rufus; he seemed a nice chap and someone I'd like to see more of in the coming chapters.
Noticed a couple typos, but not to worry.
I can't tell you how insanely happy it's made me to see you're updating so quickly. You can take all the time you want, really (*cringes that she's actually saying that *) but as long as you don't abandon, no fuss.
Have a nice day! *D*
This chapter was a nice break from the nail-biting excitement of the last few chapters, but it was almost as emotionally draining. Remus is pretty stupid, isn’t he. I really love the way you characterize him and Tonks. Their dynamic is nice and the way they played off it was very believable, even though you didn’t want that to happen. I look forward to every chapter because you have a very exciting story here and I love the way you write, with humor and suspense. By the way, I think I noticed an ‘eyed’ that should be ‘eyes.’ But, as is usual, your little typos never detract from the story you’re trying to tell. Thanks for working on this and don’t forget to update when you’ve got your chapters written! Have a nice day!
Oh no, oh no oh no. Not the Dementor! Stupid Cymone! Though she could prove useful when it comes to the Others that Vanished. If only there wasn't a Dementor to worry about.
Boy, I'm glad I happened to be on MNFF because I did not get a notification that this was updated.
There is something wrong in the Institute, and this chapter is excellent at portraying that. Remus' feelings are particularly good. When he finds the second smashed Portkey and sees how pale Felisha has gone...oh, I got the shivers. I ... I worry now. How are they going to get out of this one? (Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse...)
There's one sentence in this chapter I have trouble with. but then, the slow realisation of her current intactness seemed to dawn upon her and one round eyes behind crooked glances peaked out from behind one palm.
First of all, I think it would be just one round eye. Behind crooked glances especially confused me -- I need to go look up if Cymone has glasses because if she does I think that might be what you meant. Otherwise...I'm confused. Also, "peaked" should be "peeked."
Other than that, marvelous job. Please update soon because this is the most evil cliffhanger I have ever read.
Oooh, I always knew it would be Rolphe! I'm very glad they made up and seem to be getting along quite well, and I hope that the dinner goes nicely too. Hmm. A Ravenclaw. Oh, well, I won't worry about that just now.
I've been waiting quite anxiously for this chapter to arrive ever since I noticed however long ago that you'd updated. I'd actually lost hope that you really had added another chapter. But I guess not!
So now that the Trio are all filled in, what are they going to do with the information? They're not the type of people to just sit around, are they? Well . . . often, yes. Sometimes, at least.
My favorite part of this chapter was the Remus/Reynard interchange. Very clever and amusing, it made me smile.
Now, because I'm the type of girl I am, I feel obligated to point out a couple typos, because I'll feel guilty if I don't. But they in no way detracted from the chapter, not at all. Okay, first off, "the edge that her lingered in her eyes throughout" when referring to Ginny Weasley appears to have an extra "her." And Remus Lupin commends her for the "fine piece of addition advice." And then the students "clammered," when I think the word you want here is "clamored."
That's it! It was a marvelous chapter (mostly because the interchange between father and son, but it was all good). Okay, I will now cease and desist. Have a nice day!
And now I've read this one again. :) I like this story an awful lot.
Summary: A submission for the Poetry Anyone? thread on the forum. Sirius reflects on his family's morals from Heaven, in a conversation with God.
Ooh, I like this one. I agree with much of what nutty said, but I'd have to disagree with "purity's a fame." I think it's fine the way it is.
My only other complaint with this poem is a little bit of the scanning. I know it's hard to get it exactly right, though, and goodness knows I don't have any bright ideas on how to make it work better. *is stupid*
I have to reiterate one thing that nutty said: the contrast of purity of blood and purity of soul. That was just such a great connection, I have to mention it again.Just because I am the Arithmancy expert, I will arithmanticate your title. Toujours Pur - On Being a Black = 2. Now, er, make of that what you will, if you want to put any stock in it at all. ^_^
Have a nice day! *D*
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Ooh . . . I am so interested! I'll admit to having a bad habit of reading a story that doesn't have any reviews to see why it doesn't have any reviews, but this one is good! There may have been a little too much description of Fleur's looks, but it's understandable, I suppose. I'm intrigued by your portrayal of Fleur as an insider that knows she's snotty and rude. One more little nitpick that I'm sure won't detract from the story too much (it seems like you've done some research), I got the impression from reading the fifth book that Fleur was working at Gringotts directly after Harry's fourth year, but it's understandable to have her stay one more year--after all, Hermione was 17 long before Halloween during her sixth year. So, I will endeavor to ignore this one canon issue--it's not a big one after all, and I don't know how many people would catch it. The story's promising, at any rate.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm glad you were honest and I'll try to fix those mistakes and I'm definetly happy you're interested. The second chapter is 'In Que' and I hope you find it good as the first chapter but I think I'm going to have to change it a bit. But once again, thanks for the review. I hope you find this story alright after all. ♥ Heather
Summary: 12 Days of Christmas - HP Style - Focuses on Barty Crouch Jr.
(Although I don’t really think that this is that disturbing… I think I still ought to post a warning.)
Warning: This is not a happy and humourous Christmas-sy tale. It gives us a brief look at the disturbing deranged mind of Barty Crouch Jr.
Hey, clever, and a nice tie-in with "canon." It was a little distracting because your sixth one changed every few verses--was that intentional, and if so, why?
Anyway, I liked it. Have a nice day! *D*
Author's Response: Thanks CA ^_^
*wince* actually it wasn't ... my mind must have been elsewhere, while I was writing *lol* Before submitting I changed the verses that doesn't seem to work well or was repeatative ... guess I wasn't paying enough attention to what I wa doing ^_^. Some beta I am *L*
Summary: "You did not come here to play chess."
On New Year's Eve, Minerva McGonagall finds herself without the usual distractions of students and staff. She decides there is only one way to solve the puzzle before her, and that she will have to take a rather large chance.
This was a submission for the Redemption Challenge and contains huge howling unavoidable HBP spoilers.
This didn't seem as dark as I thought it might be when I read the summary. Ah well. It was still excellently written. It would make sense that, if he and Minerva were close enough to play the occasional game of chess, he would allow some of his humor to come through to her. The chess game itself was a nice symbolism, too. Well done.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review! I always wondered how Minerva and Severus agreed with each other when their students were not looking, and with our added views of the younger Severus I started wondering which of his Hogwarts teachers he might have liked or respected. And suddenly he and Minerva were playing chess -- not just on the board, but with their Houses as well. Both Gryffindors and Slytherins seem to need a reason to focus their energies into competition, and their respective Heads of House seem to have made a good game of it.
Summary: It's Christmas at the Burrow. Ron and Hermione finally admit their true feelings for one another.
A/N This is a Christmasy one shot since it is the season.
I think this story might be better served in the simply R/Hr category, since there's no development of H/G as part of the plot.
However, it was kind of an enjoyable story. I think it was set up quite well and could be placed nearly anywhere in the Hogwarts years, which is somewhat refreshing I guess.
I liked it. It was a nice Christmas-y tale that made me smile.
Author's Response: Well, I'm glad you liked it. I just put it as R/Hr and H/G because it shows both of those couples. Thanks for the review.
It was full moon when the Dark Lord sealed a part of his soul within a magical amulet, and then broke it in half. One half was left to the faithful werewolves to guard. The other half was tossed into the impenetrable depths of time where no one but him could get it. When the first half has been found, the Order of the Phoenix selects Hermione Granger to go back into the past to search for the missing piece. What is waiting for her is a brutal task that will test her beyond her limits, and an undying love that extends beyond the boundaries of time.
No werewolves were harmed in the making of this story.
Update (9 May): Chapter 17, Burning, is up! Enjoy!
Well, seeing as you still have no reviews, I'm taking time out of my busily scheduled day of laziness to tell you that I liked this chapter.
But first, an interruption from our local fangirl.
Ughhhhhhh, Remus! Just kiss her! You know you want to!! It's great that she amazes you and everything, but...Lei. This is your fault. If Remus wasn't so obsessed with you, he wouldn't be so shy to kiss Hermione! Grrr.
I like how Hermione is taking mental notes to tell Harry what James and Sirius are like when she gets home...if she gets home.
Oh my goodness they are so young and doing such hard things and going to die so soon. I can't believe it. I can't believe it. Wait, I just said that. Well, it just hit home when James said it was his 21st birthday. Young young young.
You have no idea how tempting it is to me to look up Caradoc Dearborn on the Lexicon or something. I want to know who he is. Maybe I'll do that after I'm done reviewing, or maybe I'll be lazy and forget. Don't let Remus die, though, okay?
I'm too busy being fangirly to note any nitpicks at this time. Just...and please hold while I become generally incoherent.
UPDATEUPDATEUPDATEUPDATEUPDATEUPDATEUPDATEUPDATE!!! It was so lovely to have this chapter (it was worth the wait, yes) and I'm so excited that it's up! I just hope that you're not taking my route and not writing, because this story is soooooo good.
Have a lovely day, Lei, and have a fun day studying and try and feel better, okay?
You can expect a proper review later! I am just so happy that there's an update that I can't possibly say anything much! I love a) the new function that lets me see immediately that you've updated b) the fact that I can delete this review later when I've got a proper one for you.
It was lovely. Simply lovely. Completely in character and everything.
Hold on. Rita Skeeter did not start out as a waitress. *is seeing things in a blonde head and QQQ* That would be ... too much.
I'm shutting up. You shall hear from me ... later.
Author's Response: I shall response so you can\'t delete! *evil Voldemortish laugh* Love you, CA! : D
Ha ha, I knew it! This is beginning to confirm my suspicions about that silver ring, too. This was quite a funny chapter. I can't wait to find out what happens with the Potters. Thanks for not bestowing SUCH an evil cliffie this time.
Have a nice day! *D*
Author's Response: LOL! Thanks, CA. More ebil cliffies to come soon. ;)
Gracious, I don't know what to say . . . you amaze me. I can already sense the positive things about Lupin . . . maybe I'm just getting ahead of myself, but I'm really really loving it so far! I'm so happy I noticed there's another chapter up (don't say a word, please don't, it's the holidays) and so now I'm going to go read it and see if I subconsciously came and found this second installment in my sleep also--hmm. Well, let's just say that this first chapter is even better than it was the first time I read it, however long ago that was. I'll be quiet now. Have a nice day! *D*
Author's Response: *huggles CA* I missed you! And thanks so much for your thoughtful review. Yes, uhm, I'm trying to continue my other WIP *eyes Word doc apprehensively*. I'll get to it, I promise. :D
*gasp* Lei, I love it! If your number of reads goes up dramatically over the next few days it's because I have come back over and over to fall into this story. And it's just beginning! I hope the holidays have been good to you and you got some more written on this and your other projects that I've been (rather silently, I apologize) keeping a bit of an eye on. Have a nice day! *D*
Author's Response: Agh, I think I responded to the wrong review previously. O.O Must be because I'm up at 1 AM? Haha. Thanks, CA, you're the best! :D
Oh . . . I'd forgotten this was post-HBP. I didn't expect Tonks to be there. That scene there at the end had the quality of . . . I don't know how to explain it, how dare she? That's silly. But if that's what you were going for, then well done.
A chapter just for me! Oh, I'm so excited! [/squeeness]
My absolute favorite line is right after Remus asks when asking which Marauder she came with became standardized and James comes in and answers, "Since sixth year when both of you started dating the same girl." It made me wonder how that came about, but I just love how it shows their long-lasting friendship and stuff.
Hermione's confusion of feeling was well done here, I thought. She can't stop thinking of Harry (I always thought that you'd portrayed them as better friends than Ron and Hermione), and when she gets to hold him . . . sigh. It was all well done.
I almost wish I hadn't forgotten about Tonks. That is a complication I hadn't foreseen. When Remus was in his thoughts I was all ready and raring for Hermione to come back after they've done what's needed, but what would Tonks think? Grr.
Beautifully rendered chapter, Lei! (I've always wanted to call something 'beautifully rendered' and your stories seem to lend themselves to that description.) I'm especially happy that there were no cliff-hangers in this chapter, just a general desire for more story. Thanks again for dedicating this chapter to me. *blushes* Have a nice day! *D*
I noticed Remus Lupin was in the "friend" category instead of mentor or parent-figure. I loved Hermione's farewell with her boys. It was a little bit of a tear-jerker, actually. Even though I knew this was the newest chapter (Please don't tell me how long it's been up) when it ended I moved my cursor down to the "next chapter" button. What evil cliffhangers you bestow, dear. I can't wait to find out what happens with young Jane Conway. Don't keep me in too much suspense.
Have a nice day! *D*
I know, I'm evil... *cackle*
It's been up for two weeks. ;) But thanks SO much, CA. You rock.