Favourite Era to read/write Next Gen or Marauder. I prefer writing Next Gen because the characters are basically OC's but I find it hard to write the Marauders because I keep thinking of who they were as adults.
OTP Lily/James, Teddy/Victoire, Scorpius/Lily, Rowena/Salazar
Please review and enjoy my fics =)
Note: So I have deleted my original Cotillion fic 'You're safe with me' and it has been rewritten as a companion piece to my chaptered fic =)
Note 2: I need to apologise for taking so long to update my chaptered fic 'Forever in her Shadow'. Since I started writing it I've changed my mind on how I want the story to go. I believe that it would be best if I were to take the story down and repost it as I need to edit the chapters that are currently up so that they fit in with the story. I hope to get this done as soon as possible by school and work take up a lot of my time at the moment. I still love the characters and I really do want to continue the story, it's just a case of trying to fit in writing time.
Oh my word I love it! I was completely hooked as I read it, I wanted to know who did it, Rose just seemed to obvious. Beautiful
Hiya Abi :) Thank you for the review. I'm so glad you liked it. This story is probably my baby because I really, really wanted to get it right. Anyway, ta again; I really appreciate your review, and I'm hoping to write some of those follow-up one-shots at some point... but atm, GCSEs are taking priority.
I loved it =) Have you considered turining it into a chaptered fic or writing a chaptered fic based on this?
I really enjoyed the but where Sirius sang to his brother, and I think the fact that Sirius let the secret slip while he was fighting with Snape.
I like how you used things we disussed in class, such as the fact that Lily already knew Remus was a werewolf but she wanted him to tell her. Class was so much fun, our take overs were brilliant!
Brilliant piece, I loved reading it =)
Author's Response: Wow! I almost didn't recognize you for a minute, Abi! I'm so used to seeing crazy717!
Thank you so much for the review. I'm not sure I'm willing to commit to another fic at the moment, as I have a major project underway (I submitted the first chapter to the queue this week) and I want to do it justice.
The class was brilliant. I felt like I needed to disprove some of the clichÃ©s I may or may not have attempted to use in the past, as well as the ones that annoy me to no end.
If we take a class together next year, there will be many more take-overs to come! They were the best.
Can't wait to read your piece! I'll miss the MWPP class.
I laughed so much when Sirius said Operation Christmas Cookie! I think your characterisation of Remus and Sirius are spot on, haven't seen enough of any one else but they seem to be on the right track =) I loved reading this and I was laughing out loud at some parts, like when Peter was stuffing the goose before while it was still alive and the bit where Dumbledore ended up suggesting another so rather than telling Sirius to stop, something I think was very in character for him. Can't wait for the next update =)
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm really glad you enjoyed it! I'm also quite glad that everyone is in character. I very rarely write any of these characters and was nervous about it.
As for Gustave, the Christmas goose: he will definitely be making a reappearance. :)
Thanks again for the review!
Oooh, I love seeing another side to James, I hope to see more of him and look forward to seeing how his character develops. Al and Piper are just so cute together! Not to mention Owen, I love how defensive he is about Nick when Creevey is being an arse (not that that's any different from normal). Great work, I can't wait to read the next chapter =) ~Abi~
Author's Response: Abi!!!!
I know. :) I had a feeling I should start putting in some of the backstory for James that somehow developed in my mind while writing this. Albus and Piper are insanely cute, which is why I'm going to feel really bad in a couple of chapters (take that as you will), and Owen is... Owen. I promise the next chapter will come about soon, and thank you so much for the review!
Haha I'm blushing, thank you for the kind words =)
However, the real fabtabulous person here is Ellie! I really enjoy reading this and I love it when I open my inbox and there's a new chapter waiting for me. I'm completely hooked already, keep up the amazing work =)
Author's Response: Thanks, Abi! What can I say . . . you're an amazing beta!!!! I sent you over a new chapter, and I think I'm up to Chapter five or something. Thank you so much for the review! :)
Until near twelve the strange girl all at once
Guilt-stricken halts, pales, clings to the prince
As amid the hectic music and cocktail talk
She hears the caustic ticking of the clock.*
The students at Hogwarts have left for their Christmas holidays, but in the castle, a celebration of a betrothal is taking place. However, one woman watches the couple, waiting for midnight.
*Taken from the poem Cinderella by Sylvia Plath.
This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Cotillion challenge.ZOMG. This story has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Same-Sex Pairing. Thank you!
Hi Soraya =)
This is the third time I've read this and I'm only just getting round to reviewing it so I apologise for that.
I'll admit I haven't read many SSP and it goes against one of my OTP's, Rowena/Salazar, but this fic is so beautifully written that I'm staring to fall in love with this pairing.
I felt so bad for Helena and I think you did an amazing job in getting the reader to feel like that. I can't make up my mind whether Rowena ever actually loved her or if she just liked being loved.
She looks at her bare feet and takes the briefest of breaths, steeling herself before coldly reminding you of her engagement. No more, after today, she says. Sheâ€™s marrying a good man, and in time, they will have children together. A good man.
This bit leads me to believe that Rowena actually did feel something for Helga and I kinda feel like she's trying to justify her decision to marry him to herself as well as Helga. She loves Helga but she loves him and she knows that she has to let one of them go. Marrying him is the more conventional thing to do, and because she chose him, she feels that she has to be loyal to him and therefore she can no longer see Helga, and that's why I think she said it coldly.
The iciness in her expression has already melted. And for the first time, you can see regret in her eyes as she wordlessly pleads with you. Donâ€™t say it, her eyes beseech. Again I think this quote shows that Rowena did feel something for Helga.
I can't make up my mind about what I think of Rowena. Some of me dislikes her for hurting Helga as much as she did but some of me feels bad for her because I feel like she feels she has to do the conventional thing and marry him rather than show the world that she loves Helga. I think she does love her future husband, which is why she feels she can't keep seeing Helga now she is engaged.
This truly is a wonderful piece of writing. I think the way you've written the characters is so realistic that the reader feels something towards them and that's something you don't always find in fanfiction. Well done on the great piece =)
Author's Response: Hello, Abi!
I noticed you mentioned in SBBC that you've read this, and I was very flattered and pleased that you decided to review it too. I'm really happy with the reception this story's got, especially because, closer to the deadline, I was actually about to throw in the towel, so it's nice to know that you liked it :)
I'm so glad you liked the pairing. I'll admit that I've never really cared much for Founders Era, full stop, until I wrote this story, and then the only pairing I could think of was Rowelga, so it's nice to know that, despite this being an anti-OTP of yours, you still enjoyed it.
Hmmm, I'm not entirely sure Rowena really knew what love was, to be honest with you. Helga did; she was in love with Rowena, for sure, but I don't think Rowena loved Helga, or her husband-to-be. Rowena's relationship with Helga, in my opinion, was mostly physical, though I suppose there was something else there too. You've made me think about that for the first time, lol.
Marrying is definitely the more conventional thing to do, and it's also the only alternative because back in the days, there was no way she could have been in a relationship with another witch. But, as I said, I doubt that Rowena was truly in love with Helga. She felt *something*, but she probably didn't define it, or didn't want to define it, as love.
Once again, I really appreciate your review, Abi, and I'm very glad you enjoyed it. I hope to see more reviews from you soon!
Haha this made me laugh both times I read it, I'm so glad that you expanded it. I can totally imagine Percy corrected someone's spelling like that, and I like how you used a brainy Ravenclaw who can't spell. (I actually know someone like that, I must set Percy on her, mwhaha!) Anyway this was a great drabble and now it's a great one-shot, I love it!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I had a lot of fun writing this so am pleased it's been received so well. ~Carole~
What a lovely idea to get the Review Circle up and running again =) I'm glad you did decide to, otherwise I never would have read this, and then I would have missed out on an incredibly interesting rare-pair fic.
I really enjoyed reading your characterisation of both Figg and Fletcher. Mrs Figg was incredibly determined in her search for him, and considering she was wandless the entire time, I think she was very brave to do so. As for Dung, I really liked the way you made him unexpectedly endearing but at the same time maintaining the characterisation we saw of him in the books.
There were a few grammatical issues throughout, such as some of the sentences being rather long which made them a bit difficult to read. Other than that and a few misspellings here and there I though it was a very interesting piece. I'd love to know more about Fletcher's past as a Quidditch player, and what made him become the drunk he is today. I look forward to seeing more =)
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! VV once said my stories should come with the warning "Old People Kissing" and it is true that I've been interested in pairing off the less likely folk for years now. I've got two others with Dung and Figg - Dung was very loyal to Dumbledore and there had to be a reason for that - I have one, and it may come out eventually. I'm glad to read that I've kept them in character - as much of the character as we see in the books, which really isn't very much, all in all. It did take a great deal of bravery for Mrs. Figg to go look for him - bravery of several kinds, as I'm placing her here as really rather poor and the trip eats considerably into her small savings, as well as exposing her to the possibility of things no wandless person could combat. I was thinking of the Mrs. Figg who tells Harry not to put his wand away, rather than the one on the witness stand... I will go look for those misspellings. I'll also check the sentences. I am prone to very long sentences - they are often technically correct, if difficult to follow, but not always. I should really print these out to proof them - I am pants at proofing my own stuff onscreen... Thank you so much for the review!
Scorpius Malfoy has watched Lucy fall apart for the past year. He wants, more than anything, to help her get well. Much like Lucy, he feels like he hasn't done anything worth remembering. This, he thinks, could be his chance.
I am Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.Three times nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill - Best Non-Canon Romance, Best Dark/Angst, and Best Next-Gen. Thank you everyone!
Hi, Lily =)
I don't know where to begin with reviewing this, it was just incredible to read. This is a topic I usually steer clear of when reading fanfiction, because it's an area that really has to be researched before writing and you have to be so careful when writing it so you don't come across as insensitive and glorified. Reading this, however, it's very clear that you have researched it thoroughly (I applaud you for doing so, even when you found it terrifying) and that it has been written with great care and sensitivity.
The use of the first person allows us to really look into Lucy's head, and the way you've portrayed Lucy's mindset is extremely accurate in the way that she doesn't realise just how bad she's got because she's so focused and trapped with in the idea that she still has to loose weight. Lucy is a very fleshed out character and, as a reader, I sympathised with her a lot when reading this. The style allows the reader to get close to Lucy and really understand her thoughts and reasoning behind her illness.
This is an incredible piece of writing, Lily. I think the way that you've handled the topic is realistic and sensitive and I seriously applaud you for all the research and effort you've put into this. Great work.
Hi, Ellie =)
Yeah, Al is the one who puts his characters through hell =P I begin to doubt that he's your favourite character with the amount you put him through in your various fics! Anyway, I love this. Sophia is very nicely characterised, and I love the dynamic between her and Al. Even though we only see her through snippets of her life, she is very well rounded and fleshed out as a character and I would love to see more of her. I was getting progressively sadder as the piece went on because I kept thinking about how cute they are together and half expected to read about them getting married and growing old together, but then I would have to remind myself that that couldn't be the case. I thought your reasoning behind the fact that even the wizarding world didn't have a cure was an interesting one, and it's something I'd never thought of before and yet it makes perfect sense.
This is no where near the standard of the lovely review you gave my fic, but I just had to say something about this piece. I really enjoyed it =)
Author's Response: Abiiiiii! Thank you so much for the squee-worthy review! I love Al, and it's because I love him that I'm able to put him through such bad things. If I didn't 'know' him so well I'd feel bad about it. :) I'm glad you like Sophia, even though we only see a bit of her. I had hoped that by writing it backwards it might be a little more uplifting, but I guess it can add to the crushing angst of a normal Ellie!story and I'll be happy with it. :) I had to think through the cancer aspect, so I decided to go with they have funky DNA, and therefore no need to cure it. Your review was lovely and it made my day. You should join SPEW!