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Real name: karin Sumbler
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Hi, i'm an over 40 harry potter books lover. I also like to read other books. :) I just want to read the stories and review them. I'm not saying i'll never write potter fan fic, but so far my ideas aren't as great as some of the stories i've read over the years. So for now i'll be a reader.
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Hogwarts Houses Divided by Inverarity
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 395]

Summary: Past Featured Story

Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant. Nominated for a 2008 QSQ for best Post-Hogwarts story.

The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?



Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 203059 Chapters: 34 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/03/08 Updated: 11/25/08


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/18/11 Title: Chapter 2: The Hogwarts Express

I've read the first 2 chapters now. Really good premise and excellent characterization. Am excited to read the rest of the story!

 
Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/18/11 Title: Chapter 8: Violet's Birthday

I am so sad that this is happening in my beloved magical world....Super story. Can't wait to see how it ends.

 
Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/20/11 Title: Chapter 34: Where We Belong

Wow!! A great story. I cried thru most of the last few chapters. I loved how you dealt with the issue of uniting the houses. Puttng everyone's names on the oblisk along with house elves was brilliant. I was expecting someone to mention the goblin who helped the children escape (his name escapes me). I too, had figured out that the professors noticed how the DA was helping unite the houses in ways they couldn't. I thot that was a great idea!! Would love to see a sequel. :)

 

Bit of a Nasty Shock by hestiajones
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: ‘I’m half and half,’ said Seamus. ‘Me dad’s a Muggle. Mam didn’t tell him she was a witch ’til after they were married. Bit of a nasty shock for him.’



You'd love to hear this story, wouldn't you?



Thanks to Emma (Amortentia_x) for the Irishpick! :D And I am not J.K.Rowling, though they all belong to her.



Nominated for a QSQ in the Best Humour category.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1050 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/10/10 Updated: 08/12/10


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/21/11 Title: Chapter 1: Some witches do know how to bewitch!

Good story! I liked it. Maybe she should have shown Liam some less intimidating magic, than that she could turn things (maybe HIM) into birds. Snicker. Snicker. I guess that would come as a 'nasty' shock. Great idea!

Author's Response: Sorry for the very late reply. I never got the notification :/. But thanks for the review! :) That would have been a nasty shock indeed lol.

 

The Turning Point by Dracosgirl1992
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Its the school year after their O.W.Ls and the Marauders are eager to start their N.E.W.Ts. But not all is well. Lord Voldermort and his supporters wreak havoc in the Wizarding World outisde of Hogwarts. It seems there is no place safe, except Hogwarts.
This is the year when the Marauders must turn their attitudes around. This is the year where they realise what is important in life - not pranks and wreaking havoc, but the bonds of friendship and love.
The trouble is, these bonds can be unravelled...


...This is The Turning Point.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4499 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
11/29/10 Updated: 08/14/11


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/21/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Great Premise! Enjoyed your first few chapters. I thought that James was suddenly going to go goody goody, after his first conversation with Lily, but fortunately you didn' t do that. It would have been too unbelievable! Keep Writing. One criticism: possessives: it's the Ravenclaw's face, not the Ravenclaws face. Remember the apostrophe.

Author's Response: Thank you! :) And I always miss one or two of those out for some reason D: gonna have to keep on top of it! :) Next chapter will hopefully be up soon, I've started back at Uni now so updates won't be as often as I would like.

 

The Christmas Caller by ravenclaw1997
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary:

In the dead of night on Christmas Eve, Molly Weasley sits alone in her kitchen, reminiscing about recent events. She isn't very festive this year, and nobody can bring her out of her funk.

When a mysterious caller arrives in her dreams, Molly is taken on an adventure she would only think of in her dizziest daydreams. Will this be enough to liven her up?

I am ravenclaw1997 of Hufflepuff writing for prompt four of the 2010 Great Hall Christmas Challenge on the Beta Forums.

~ Complete! ~



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 7755 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/30/10 Updated: 01/08/11


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 10/10/11 Title: Chapter 5: Epilogue- Converse and Conclude

Excellent story!

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! ~Manda

 
Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 10/10/11 Title: Chapter 5: Epilogue- Converse and Conclude

Excellent story!

 

Christmas in Oz by abovelevel
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary:
Hermione deals with the past and learns to move forward during the unforgettable Christmas of 1999 in Australia.

Written for the 'Of Christmases' Past, Present and Future Challenge' in the Great Hall on the Forums, Prompt #3. Thanks!

Thanks also to my very helpful beta-reader, Bookworm!

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2306 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/14/10 Updated: 12/20/10


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 10/11/11 Title: Chapter 1: Christmas in Oz

Great story! So Hermione-ish and that Ron keeps her from living inside her own head by reminding her of the love in families- even if there is a witch/mortal divide to cross. Would have loved seeing how ron was accepted by the grangers, as we've already seen how hermione was accepted by the weasleys. I thot it was ok that there was a time lapse from the end of the war to Hermione looking for her parents because of the time it would have taken to restabalize the wizarding world- catching remaining death eaters, rebuilding etc. hermione would have wanted to keep her parents safe until she knew everything really was ok in England. And i can see her wanting to help in the aftermath clean-up/ rebuilding of lives as well.

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! Seems I never have time for fun writing during the semester, but it's still nice to come back to this website during vacations and see that someone had been reading my little one-shots. Happy New Year!

 

Summary: Past Featured StoryIt’s been seven months since Cyril Cresswell fought in the battle that saw the end of Voldemort, nine months since he learned that the Snatchers had murdered his father, and a full year since he lost the girl he loved.

Only the girl he loved hasn’t been lost to death like his father. She’s still walking and breathing and living in her parents’ house in Ottery St. Catchpole. She hasn’t spoken to him since Christmas Eve last year. She blames him for what she’s lost.

All of this means that for him, Christmas isn’t all that merry and bright this year. He doesn’t plan on celebrating it at all. But when his father appears as a ghost in his room on Christmas Eve, he’s swept along on a journey that may just change things for the better.

Cyril has been nominated for Best OC in the 2011 Quicksilver Quills awards. =D



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity

Word count: 11957 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/17/10 Updated: 03/31/11


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 10/10/11 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Excellent story!

Author's Response: Thanks :D

 

Counting the Ways by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary:

For over four years, Dean Thomas had been sending his polite regrets to his mum, begging off of coming home for Christmas. But when he sensed discord in the most recent letter from his Muggle family, he decided that he needed to stop making excuses and start counting his blessings.

What he found when he got there, however, proved to be more than just a simple family gathering.

 

This story was nominated for a 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 9883 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/21/10 Updated: 12/21/10


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 10/11/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Great story! Loved that Dean finally found out who his bio-dad was. I bet you're really close if not spot on to what Rowling might reveal about dean's past. It makes so much sense.

Author's Response:

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Most of my stories deal with the grittier parts of life, but I actually enjoyed giving this gift to Dean, the gift of knowing who he was. :)

~Jess

 

I'm Moving On by Maple_and_PheonixFeather
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: He had felt his heart break again, felt it shatter into a million pieces. Pieces that could never be put back together, a heart that would never love again.

Pain. Regret. Disappointments in love, the burden of mistake. A shattered heart, and a life given to reprimend that mistake.

It's been nineteen years since it all ended, and all he can think about is his mistakes, how he has gotten here, and the inability to let it go, and to move on completely.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death

Word count: 4428 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
05/22/11 Updated: 12/12/11


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 10/09/11 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

He's in Canada, eh! Great story so far. Not sure i agree with the country music, tho. Keep going.

Author's Response: I'm sorry, I didn't see this due to the whole notification thing. Thanks for the review! And him listening to country music was nessasary for the resolution of the fic, so it had to happen. I hope you keep reading :) -Maple

 

Her Name Is Lily by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: Ginny goes into labor, but an unexpected setback strands her and Harry at home, where their third child is born to two brothers who are not impressed.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1172 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/25/11 Updated: 05/25/11


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/21/11 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

ha, good story. Loved the 'send the damn deer' line. I see Ginny has gotten over her mooney- eyes hero worship of harry!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I liked that line as well, lol. It was strange writing them as adults but everyone grows up, lol. Thanks again for the review, I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)

 

The Phoenix Or The Flame by GinnyRULES
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 118]

Summary: Several years after the final battle, Dudley Dursley is struggling to come to terms with his past and the things he has done wrong. His life is turned upside down when he meets a charming young witch and is drawn into a path that leads him back into his cousin's world.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 38696 Chapters: 13 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/27/11 Updated: 12/27/12


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 10/10/11 Title: Chapter 2: CHAPTER TWO

I'm enjoying the story so far!

 
Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 10/10/11 Title: Chapter 3: CHAPTER THREE

Hey, it's just wrong to stop the story right here!! Can't wait for more. I find this dudley fascinating.

 

Summary: An older Harry Potter takes his son Albus to see Professor Snape's portrait at Hogwarts seventeen years after the conclusion of the Deathly Hallows

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2955 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/05/11 Updated: 06/17/11


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/20/11 Title: Chapter 1: ALBUS DUMBLEDORE AND THE HEADMASTERS PORTRAIT

Good story. I especially liked how Albus was able to stand up for himself under Snape's scrutiny - with secure confidence in his abilities, not by being brash. And that Snape is a hero to all the SLOTH group- which he takes in such typical stride.

 

The Stars As My Witness by Gmariam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: Past Featured StoryI cannot see their bodies, buried beneath the ruins of their life together, but I know they are there. I can imagine their green and hazel eyes, staring into the dark emptiness. It is all I can do to stay upright, filled with equal parts rage and grief as I gaze unseeing at the heartbreaking scene.

How did it come to this?

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 883 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/04/11 Updated: 08/04/11


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/21/11 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Wow! very well said! Great story!

Author's Response: Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it - thanks for the review!! ~Gina :)

 

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.

~


Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity

Word count: 15034 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
08/06/11 Updated: 02/24/12


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 12/12/11 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Really liked your story so far. Can't wait for more!

 

Head Boy? by Radcliffefan07
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: James Potter is a well known prankster, along with all of his friends. He’s constantly in detention, and if he isn’t, he’s thinking up ideas that will probably end up with him and Sirius back in detention. How is it then that one of the most famous pranksters that Hogwarts has ever seen ended up as Head Boy? This is the story of James becoming Head Boy.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1334 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/04/11 Updated: 09/04/11


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/21/11 Title: Chapter 1: Head Boy?

Poor Severus, having to see Lily & James together all year long. :). Nice story.

Author's Response: Thank you

 

Summary: Past Featured StoryWhat if, on that fateful October night, it was not Lily's sacrifice that saved Harry, but James' sacrifice that saved them both? What if Lily is left to pick up the broken pieces of her life after its been shattered into a million pieces? Who would be there to rescue her? Who would get her through the night? This is a story of loss, of pain, of hopelessness, and ultimately, of healing.

------------------------------

After much deliberation and input from all you guys who have read thus far, I have officially decided to continue this story. It was initially supposed to be a one-shot, but I've decided I already have too much of my heart invested in it to quit now. :) Second chapter in progress. Thanks, all! Advice and reviews are still very welcome!

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death

Word count: 16965 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
09/06/11 Updated: 04/17/12


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/21/11 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A great prologue for an alternative view of Harry's First Year at Hogwarts. Does he have a 'whole' family or is Lily still too wrapped up in James' death to care for Harry? Do Harry & Lily have relationships with Petunia & Dudley? Is Dudley different since Petunia still has Lily and doesn't need to smother him? Does he meet Ron for the first time on the train, or does he already know the Weasleys- since they are a well-known family? Is he still a Griffendor or will he be sorted into a different house? Lots of questions... answers needed!

 

You Have Until Midnight by Silver Badger
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: As Lord Voldemort and his Eeath Eaters approach Hogwarts, those within the castle walls prepare for the attack. Friends and families share what they understand may be their final moments together.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1922 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/14/11 Updated: 09/15/11


Reviewer: karin Signed
Date: 09/18/11 Title: Chapter 1: You Have Until Midnight

Excellent story! Characters were believable. Made me feel the emotions going thru the characters' heads. I really liked Fleur & Bill's moment. Would be interesting to hear Colin Creevy's thots too. Well done!

 
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