Me=insane girl who loves reading, writing, Gryffindor, Quidditch, and the Harry Potter books :)
Favorite Characters: Ginny, Luna, Neville, Fred&George (count as one), Sirius, Snape, Dobby, Harry, Dumbledore, Hermione, Ron, and Albus Severus.
Favorite HP Book: Deathly Hallows
Quidditch Position: Seeker
Thus far I am working on the story Albus Potter and the Phantom's Ring, a Next Generation fic. I recommend it to anyone who likes mystery, humor, and magic :) I am also writing a H/G romance fic called The Seeker's Victory, a story about Harry and Ginny's relationship in HBP.
Times I Have Read the HP Books
Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone: 7
Chamber of Secrets: 4
Prisoner of Azkaban: 3
Goblet of Fire: 3
Order of the Phoenix: 6
Half-Blood Prince: 7
Deathly Hallows: 6
The Tales of Beedle the Bard: 2
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: 3
Quidditch Through the Ages: 3
How Did I Come to Love the World of Potter?
When I was in third grade, I begged my parents to let me read Harry Potter. But I am from a Christian family, and my parents did not approve of witchcraft. They would let me read fantasy novels, but did not want me to be "influenced." Throughout fourth grade I begged, pleaded, and whined to read Harry Potter. None of my friends had ever read it and I could not go to them for reference. It did not occur to me to research Harry Potter on the computer (though I am rather glad that it didn't).
In fifth grade I continued to beg, but eventually gave up. I was still in fifth grade, and it was Christmas. Our family had just returned from Alabama, and as we had spent Christmas there, we decided to open up our presants there and then. One of my gifts was a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. But it was late, and I was not able to immediately begin reading. The next morning, as I held the book in my hands, I had my doubts. I am a lover of thick books, and had heard that the Harry Potter books were very thick. But this one wasn't. It was thin, a mere three hundred and nine pages. I had to admit that I was disappointed. But, after nearly two years of constant pleading, my mother was not about to let me give up so easily.
Therefore, that evening found me curled up in bed reading the book. It was love at first page. That first, clearly printed line is still embedded into my mind. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. I began to read my new book, greedily devouring the story within. By that March, after many weeks of being stuck at the bottom of various waiting lists, I had finished the series. I cried as I closed the seventh book for the last time, because I never wanted it to end.
That summer, I was slightly (and very, very secretly) disappointed that I did not get a letter allowing me to be whisked away to a school of fantasy and magic. I was most particularly displeased that, rather than attending Hogwarts, I had to attend a middle school where I had no friends and knew no one. But I made friends and managed to fit in. I doodled Harry Potter symbols and scribbled quotes on my jeans, most commonly the word "Always" above a picture of the Deathly Hallows symbol. By the time I was in seventh grade, I had gotten one of my friends to read Harry Potter. He is currently on the third book. But I was faced with a challenge in what I privately think of as my second year--getting a boy who hated Harry Potter, and books in general, to read the story that had so captivated me. After a few weeks of constant persistance, I gave up, not wanting to ruin a perfectly good friendship with a boy who I thought of as both friendly and rather cute.
Then, one night, I received an email from him requesting to borrow my copy of the Sorcerer's Stone (now battered and bearing seven tally marks on the inside cover to indicate how often I had managed to read it without my parents noticing how obsessed I had become over the past two years). I obliged. Within days, I realized what had happened. This boy, who had hated reading and books in general, was suddenly attacking the Harry Potter books with as much enthusiasm as I had. I was thrilled that I had managed to change someone's view of reading in such a postive way.
This December 30th of 2011 has symbolized two years since I finished the first Harry Potter book. Within this amount of time I have fallen in love with a story of friendship and courage that has brought me together with so many wonderful and different people that all seem to share on thing in common--a love of Harry Potter.
Summary: It is a year after the legendary events of the Battle of Hogwarts, and Harry and Ron have discovered that life in the real world isn't half as exciting.
This leads to the rather unfortunate idea of using Polyjuice Potion to switch lives for a day, resulting in much hilarity and two very sticky situations, after which the two boys never see each other in quite the same way again.
This story was nominated for a Quicksilver Quill Award 2012: Best Humour Story
Haha, I do love humor fics :)
I find it amusing how you made the ending turn out.
It's Harry's first Halloween, but the raging thunderstorm prevents an overly eager Lily from taking him out to trick-or-treat. Instead, she, James, and Sirius spend one of their last carefree moments together.
That is extremely cute, though it was lso rather sad that Lily nevr did get to hand out treats or take her son out to Trick-or-Treat. I like when Harry bit his dad's finger.
Author's Response: Yay! I'm glad you thought it was a cute story. I think the saddest part about the deaths of Lily and James is that there was so much of their lives they hadn't lived yet, and I tried to give a hint of that through this. Thanks so much for reviewing! xx Ariana
Summary: Hermione and Ginny want revenge for a prank that Harry and Ron pulled on them, and Hermione thinks she has the perfect idea...
This story includes a dollop of love potion, a sprinkling of cheesy romantic cliches, and a generous splash of incredibly embarassing memories for Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.
At first when Hermione suggested to make Harry and Ron fall in love, I thought "Oh no, this is going to be awkward." And although it was slightly awkward, I really did love the ending! Extremely well written--good job!
Summary: Ever wondered what exactly Moody did to the witch who shouted "Boo!" behind him on April Fool's Day? Well, it turns out he made her an Auror...
[Sexual Situations waring is for mild innuendo at one point - just to be on the safe side!]
Good! I love how you portrayed Tonks.
Summary: Hermione goes through some horrible thoughts while destroying the Hufflepuff cup, the fourth horcrux. Only Ron can help her through it, but only if he can overcome his own insecurities.
I really liked it--short and to the point, but rich in detail and depth.
Author's Response: Thank you! I am very happy to hear that you liked it
Summary: Yuletide: ‘tis the season to be jolly! Unfortunately, for four and two-thirds Potters, jolliness is in short supply. Perhaps it is the season of:
Monkeys; fish and chip suppers; shopping in Knockturn Alley; a werewolf wearing glitter lipstick; a Moon in an eccentric orbit; Dung; snow; and a jolly fat man with a white beard.Hopefully everything will work out.
Consumer Warning: Like many Christmas gifts, this may contain nuts/nut traces. No Father Christmases were harmed during the writing of this story.
Very cute, please continue!
Author's Response: Thanks, I will. -N-
Summary: When Sirius Black has an idea, not even his friends can convince him it’s doomed to failure. Thus, when Sirius decides to throw a Christmas party in order to play matchmaker for James and Lily, nothing will deter him from his plans. However, Sirius has never actually hosted a party before and one disaster follows the next. Eventually, even Sirius has to admit that it would take a miracle in order for Lily to fall for James. Fortunately, Christmas is a time for miracles...
This is Hypatia of Gryffindor, writing for the Great Hall-iday Challenge, Operation: Mistletoe
I love how you characterized everyone! I want Gustave for Christmas!
Author's Response: Thank you! I would give you Gustave if I could, though I would have to warn you, he isn't a terribly well-behaved goose... Merry Christmas and thank you for reviewing! :)
Summary: A Rose x Scorpius fanfic. The story is based in their fifth year, where after a series of events, a relationship develops. The chapters alternate between Rose's and Scorpius' views
This is fantastic writing! I love how you characterized Rose! Please continue!
Author's Response: Thank you! More chapters coming up! :D