Hi! My name is Manuel, or Alex, though I prefer the latter. I am a 21 year old university student and I have recently been inspired to study creative writing. I am kind of a late comer into the full-blown HP fandom, I've recently read all the books and started reading fan fiction and since then I've basically been obsessed, for lack of a better term. I been working on some stories, so hopefully I'll have some work up on here soon. My OTP is Harry/Hermione, though I do like the idea of Ron/Luna. Some of my other interests include: drawing, comic books, listening to music, and playing and watching basketball among other things.
Yay! First review! A wonderful poem!! It had a very calming effect...even as death was about to hit. You're very, very good :)
Author's Response: Thank you, alex13! The song it was inspired by was very calming, so I did my best to put that into the poem! I'm happy to read that you felt it was so. :)
Great poem!! It really locks in the way merope sees and the way she feels about herself. Hopeless in a way, as a product of the way she was brought up and treated. At least that's the way I see it. Again great poem! :)
Author's Response: You are really racking up brownie point,s alex13!!!!! Thank you so much for all your kind reviews!
Wow!! Was it a boggart? As I said before you portray Merope extremely well!! You're a very good writer and amazing poet!! :) again good job!!
Author's Response: Thank you, alex13!!!!! I really like this piece, and I'm so happy that you do, too!
Wow! Another amazing poem!!! You just how to portray Merope so well!! I imagine that this is how she must feel all the time, due to the way she people treat her...like a scab that should be peeled off! Anyways, again great poem! :)
Author's Response: Alex, I am so grateful for all your reviews! Thank you so much!!!!! I'm glad that you felt it portrayed Merope so well. Stay tuned for more Merope stories... :)
Wow!! Wow is all I can say! Another great poem! This has definitely influced a short story I am writing. Amazing descriptions!! :) and I guess I was able to say something other than just wow haha.
Author's Response: Alex, thank you so much for being a consistent reviewer! These reviews really help to brighten my day, especially when I am feeling dead on my feet. :) Good luck on your story!
Well I'm not an expert on poetry....I didn't even know one could write prose poetry. But I do have to say that is beautifully written and very descriptive and very good! :)
Author's Response: Thank you, alex13! :) I was rather happy with this piece, and every time I read it, I just can't believe I wrote it. Keep writing! ;) Nagini Riddle
This definitely shows Petunia in a different light. And you do kind of feel sorry for her, but you're she wasn't the most pleasurable person. But it is a great poem! Wow you churn these things out like a factory...and I mean that in a good way! :)
Author's Response: Thank you, alex13! :) I was on a writing spree during the summer and wrote over forty poems for fan fiction... so I've been working to get the good ones up on the archives. I'm very happy that you are enjoying the poetry and the new perspectives they bring. ~Nagini
This describes the demontors so well!! All I can say is that this is a great poem!! You are so very talented! :)
Author's Response: Alex, I cannot begin to express how ecstatic I am that you have stuck with me through every poem and story! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!! :)
An amazing poem! I get the sense that you were trying to describe the gargoyle as both cold and lifeless, but still having a certain spark and a sense of duty. All I have left to say is that you did an amazing job with this one, as always! :)
Author's Response: Oh, thank you!!!! :) I really appreciate that. Look out for more of my work... :P
A great poem! I think this really describes Harry and Hermione's relationship growing up really well. I really liked how you described Harry at the begging of the poem. Again great poem! :)
Author's Response: Aw, thank you! You flatter me too much, alex13. But it keeps my spirits up, so don't stop! *chuckles* I hope you continue to enjoy writing and reading! And look out for more of my stuff, because it abounds aplenty. (No joke...) ~Nagini Riddle
Another great poem! I think this really describes and solidifies how Snaps felt about Lily. I think the last two lines really made this poem!! Again great poem! :)
Author's Response: Alex, I appreciate your dedication so much! Thank you a million times over for your awesome review!
This is a very good start to this story! And I think a pretty accurate account of Merope's possible history. I really liked the pacing to this! But I did get a bit confused. Is Merope giving Tom the love potion at the end of this chapter? Didn't she get pregnant after she gave him the love potion?
But again this is very good! :)
Author's Response: If you would notice, dear alex13, that the sections in the present aren't given a date, but those in the past and future are. I wrote this in a manner of "jumping" around events- 1907 is when Merope is going to be born and 1926 is when Merope is going to die and give birth. The section without a date is about 1925, before she loses Tom. So yes, she is giving Tom the love potion at the end, but in that section, she isn't pregnant. If it isn't clear, I'll be sure to go back and add the date 1925 to those dateless sections. So just tell me. :) And be sure to read the second chapter that is up! And hopefully, the third chapter will be up soon.
And the story continues....haha. This is a great 2nd chapter! :) And now that you have explained the layout, it did become clearer. Sorry I didn't catch it before. Can't wait for chapter 3!! :)
Author's Response: I've noticed that Merope seems to always be a certain way in my mind... I wonder what you think of her characterization? Thanks again for your review, alex! You are a fanfiction writer's dream!
Amazing!! I really liked the rhythm in this one! But what I really, really liked was how you ended each stanza. It really shows the progression of how Ginny thought about the diary and how she came to the realization that it was evil.
Again amazing! :)
Author's Response: Thank you! I really wanted to explore Ginny's feelings, and found that using simple language would help. I surprised myself with how well it turned out. :) It has to be one of my more favorite poems that I wrote. Thanks again for your review, alex13. And keep writing!
I'm gonna sound like a broken record, but another great poem!! The descriptions you use certainly made me feel the chill ;)
Author's Response: Broken record? :) Keep bringing it on, then. Thank you very much for your review, and I'm glad that you found it haunting. Perfect for Halloween, right? *wicked grin*
This is great poem! For some reason the last line reminded me of a My Chemical Romance song haha. But I have thought that starting over (whether it be in a new school or in a new house) can be a blessing. A new slate! Though it come be really unnerving as well.
Author's Response: Thank you for that input! :) ~Nagini
Awesome poem!! :) I did guess Remus and I'm guessing the bit about 'friends and mutual enemies and the wild tree' as about the Marauders ? Great poem! :)
Author's Response: *chuckles* Thank you, alex13. The part about friends/mutual enemies can be about the Marauders, but I also saw it as the relationship between the tree and Remus. The tree is destructive and also a reminder of his being caged up, but at the same time, the tree is able to save Remus from becoming a true monster and hurting someone. Thanks again for your review!
Great poem!! Boy you have been a busy bee lately! ;P This feels very appropriate for Halloween!! :)
Author's Response: Yes, it would seem that all of a sudden, poems just flew out of my mind! But these were written for a challenge that was two months ago, so I didn't actually just write them. :) But I'm really surprised that they have gone through the queue so fast! Like four poems in one day. Or was it three? Anyways, thank you for your review, and I'm very happy that you enjoy the poems!
These just keep coming and coming!! I really loved this poem! :) and another one appropriate for Halloween! Is this about the moving pictures in the halls of Hogwarts or the veil in the department of mysteries?
But I really like all your dark poems, so keep em coming ;)
Author's Response: It was a Hogwarts' picture. :) And you are too kind. Thank you so much for your review!
Poor Remus!! This was an amazing poem! A.great tribute to Remus! :)
Author's Response: Thank you! :) Have a nice Friday!