Summary: "I want to be a real boy!"
A modern-day twist to this classic wish leaves Peeves the Poltergeist with much more than he bargained for. Thrown suddenly into life as an eleven-year-old boy, the former ghost must live in Hogwarts as a first-year student. From some good old-fashioned Filch baiting to a run-in with the giant squid, our hero has a whole host of challenges awaiting him--and the only person he can rely on for help is a very ill-tempered Blue Fairy...
Written by FenrirG of Ravenclaw for the "What You Wish For" prompt of the Spring Challenge.
I really like your story! =) It's cute and funny and really captures the essence of how JKR wrote her characters... I esp like the way the last chapter ended, with Dumbledore having conjured up darts and trying to pop the bubbles on the ceiling...lol. Just seemed like a cute funny little touch JKR would have added, and a lot of the HP fanfics are missing those little touches that make HP so magical.. Your story has them, and that makes it great, so I do hope you continue to update, even though it's been quite awhile since you began your story... =) i'll keep my fingers crossed
Summary: The Dursleys have left Privet Drive and are in hiding with Hestia Jones and Dedalus Diggle. Hestia and Mr. Dursley are constantly fighting, Petunia is avoiding the wizards at all costs, and Dedalus is trying to make them all the best of friends. Meanwhile, Dudley discovers he has an interest in Harry's world, but his parents are less than pleased when they find out.
hehehe I love how you wrote that Vernon was eating his sandwich more forcefully than usual, pretending it was Hestia's head... LOL
LOL i loved this chapter... Uncle Vernon has always cracked me up, but I think he's even more hilarious in your story than in the regular HP's... i love it when he goes "Spray this one, spray this one, for god's sake woman, spray this one!" LOL and then "you wanted me to suffer, that's why you sprayed my bug last.' hahaha my bug...just totally cracked me up. i love your story! =) this is why i like reading the funny fics... they are so much better than the angst-y ones
my fave part of this chapter is when Vernon is complaining about the polyjuice potion and Hestia goes, "Yes, i know you're worried about it getting into your dinner" hehehe yep def seems like somethin uncle vernon would be supremely concerned about considering he and his entire family are being stalked by murderous wizards... i mean, a man's gotta eat! lol. I like the way you're portraying petunia, it seems very likely she'd be feeling this way after what snape's memories told us in book 7. thanks for another great chapter!
I like where you're taking this story... the way the Dursley's are coming across other people from the magical world, but in a way that makes sense =)
Wow! Ok when i started reading this story i was wondering if dudley would end up being a wizard or having some sort of magical powers... and when you said only two wizards would be able to cross into the Longbottoms' house as a security measure, I had a feeling that after the three "muggles" entered, only one wizard would be able to cross...suggesting one of the "muggles" is actually a witch/wizard! At first I was guessin it's dudley, but maybe it's vernon? obv it can't be petunia, or dumbledore would have let her go to hogwarts... but wouldn't hagrid have told dudley he was wizard when he came to get harry? hmm... maybe vernon stole dudley's letters as well, huh? I'm guessin that's what happened, but it would be a funny twist if it turned out vernon was a fully qualified wizard or somthin! LOL. i love the little details you put in from the book, like the fact that Neville's walls are covered w/ bubblegum wrappers... =)
Well I really hope no one gets hurt!! I miss Vernon's jerk-ish but hilarious comments, but I'm enjoying the action. Also, I wanted to compliment your pacing... The characters are developing and growing at a realistic rate, and things aren't happening too fast or too slow, which is really nice. a lot of times author's either drag a plotline out, or reveal things / present character growth way too fast. Your story so far has been paced just right!! Can't wait to see what happens next! This is prob my fav HP fanfiction =)
yay! finally! i had a feeling since i started reading this story that dudley might be a wizard, and the clues kept piling up! Again, though, you paced things just right... waited just long enough to let us know for sure, and have dudley find out, that he's a wizard. OOOH I cannot WAIT to hear what Vernon will have to say about this! lol. I hope you're still updating this story, and will update again soon. =) i'm def not ready for this tale to end!
A night of paperwork, coffee, and burning the midnight oil... it wasn't an unfamiliar occurrence. But add in a minor slip-up and a mistaken potion, and events were sure to take an interesting turn.
This story was nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Non-Canon Romance
i really liked this story. sexy without being... vulgar like some stories get. and it made me giggle at first, when they were tryin so hard to fight it... but i esp liked the little twist ending. lol.
Hehe, this is probably the smuttiest thing I could get away with on MNFF, but you seem to get that it's part of their lost battle with the potion. The description is meant to show how their perceptions of each other in the physical sense were altered by it.
And the story just wouldn't have been Harmony without that little extra nugget to close it out. :D
Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Summary: Petunia had asked Vernon over to breakfast with her parents for one reason -- angling for that coveted marriage proposal. But was the one she wanted the one she got?
hehehe i loved it. very much in character.. and typical for a man to miss every signal. i thought it was funny vernon ate all the breakfast... hehe hes def a porky one =)
I'm glad the story made you laugh. It's just a relief that Pottermore info didn't debunk it completely, lol. Thanks for the read and review!
â€śLord Voldemort has never had a friend, nor do I believe that he has ever wanted one.â€ť
-Dumbledore, HBP, ch 13
Dumbledore was rarely wrong, only once did Lord Voldemort desire a friend. It started out as only a game, but became so much moreâ€¦
This is the story of how the teenaged Tom Riddle met a unique individual and slipped from cold indifference, to affection, to friendship, to romance. Discover how even Voldemortâ€™s cold and callow heart was once broken beyond repair. This is for anyone curious about how an imperfect love warped and twisted a corrupt young man into the Dark Lord.
so far, I'm really enjoying your story! Obv it's not totally in canon, because Voldemort is more evil than the Tom in your story, buut I always figured he got more and more evil over time... i mean all that murdering and splitting of his sole business was bound to make him worse. I don't know that he ever had a slightly softer side, but if he did, i imagine it would have played out a bit like this, w/ him reassuring himself it was all done out of selfishness, unwilling to recognize that hes beginning to actually care for someone...and probably eventually, ending up even more jaded and prone to violence and evil when something happens to mess up the one relationship he valued... therefore i'm guessing tom and lydia's future will be bleak. Still, im enjoying viewing tom riddle in a different light. Thanks and hope you continue! =)
Author's Response: Thanks! As you guessed, Tom and Lydia's future isn't exactly bright. How could it be? We already know what's in store for Tom. However, they do still have some shared moments of happiness before them.
As for your theory on how dabbling in love and feeling the resulting pain of heartbreak could end up making Lord Voldemort worse than his teenaged self, all I can say is: check out the C.S. Lewis quote in the story notes and be sure to read the epilogue of Much More Than A Game (Yeah… this has been one of those odd stories where the epilogue has been drafted long before the middle chapters) :)
Summary: Whew, those thirteen years were nasty, but Voldemort's back and better than ever. He's got plenty to do, consolidating a power base, punishing traitors, and not letting the haters get him down, but he's spared some time to look over the custody agreement he signed fourteen years ago...
Annabel Curry wanted to spend the summer getting a tan, perfecting her Cheering Charms, and ensnaring Terry Boot. Instead, she's spending it with her dad the mass murderer and his unshaven goons. Oh yeah, and the shower doesn't work, AND NO ONE BUT HER SEEMS TO CARE.
First dates. Sparkly nail polish. Magical plumbing fiascos. Some heartwarming father-daughter moments. And some not-so-heartwarming ones.
LOL. I love the premise of your story, and I'd really like to see where it goes. It's fun to read stories that aren't completely in canon where voldy is concerned. Obv in the books he doesn't really have any redeeming qualities, but I like stories that write him a bit tongue-in-cheek, w a sense of humor. =) I hope you continue this tale because it def has promise.
Summary: It starts as a ridiculous, mostly fallacious student rumor: Filch flirting with Madam Pince in the Restricted Section. To the sex-crazed fifth years, no doubt, even the most civil conversation looks like a front for a torrid affair… not that anyone would want to imagine the dried-up librarian and the jowly grouch of a caretaker, well, doing it. Ew.
But when the rumor reaches the teachers’ lounge, closet romantics Minerva McGonagall and Charity Burbage can’t help formulating a plan. It’s about time those two got some, and they intend to make it happen. With a little help from the writings of one William Shakespeare (a very intelligent Muggle indeed) and some bribing of the castle paintings, they set out to make two people – a man in love with his cat and a woman in love with her books – fall in love with each other…
…just in time for the Yule Ball.
oh my gosh! I really like your story =) I am forever trying to find quality harry potter fic, stories that capture the magical, creative and funny way that JKR writes. So many people try to write romance stories, and the ones that don't focus on romance are always too dramatic and angst-y. They just don't capture the essence of the hp world. But your story does, even though it's not necessarily completely 'in canon.' I love it so far! Thanks! I know you said you started the story a long time ago and didn't finish it, but i really hope you continue it now, because I really enjoy it so far and it would be a shame not to keep writing!
i just realized i kind of misspoke in my last review; even though your story is a 'romance' story between pince and filch, it works... it's not all sexual and ooc. Its believable and funny. also, I like how you're using another story as the framework, rather than doing a straight crossover... this is how I've written a lot of my fanfiction in the past, and it's a lot of fun =)