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VV, thanks for everything! You are the most spectacular Beta a girl could ask for

Speaking of who, everyone should be reading everything by Vindictus Viridian. There is an spectacular fic by her called 'In the Eyes of Others' that is an in-depth very canon-like history of Severus Snape. It will make you laugh, cry, wince in pain and hate Lucius Malfoy more than you ever have or, if you go that way, love him even more. It's really quite a brilliant Opus that she's got going on. And if you're the kind of person who reads things because other authors you like recommend them (and I assume you're reading my profile because you like something I've written), then you should run to go read it. Now!

For those looking for author's recs, I'd personally check out the following one-shots first:

It's Easy
With You in Your Dreams
Return to Grimmauld Place
Mastering the Maze
Seasons of love
Summer Letters
The Phoenix Speaks
Come Hell
The Wolf
Founders Four
The End of the World
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After the Die is Cast by Mudblood428
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 596]

Summary: Since the tragedy at the Astronomy Tower, Harry has become an even more formidable wizard, but a shocking revelation may mean the difference between life and death for The Boy Who Lived. It is the final stage of Harry's quest to destroy Lord Voldemort - can he save the Wizarding World and those he loves from the treachery of the Dark Lord... and also save himself? [Action takes place in media res towards the end of Harry's Seventh Year at Hogwarts (Post-HBP).]

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 72692 Chapters: 14 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/28/05 Updated: 01/07/07


Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 02/18/06 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Nine: Fire and Ice

Darling...I gave you your next chapter, when am I getting mine? (Chapter Eleven of ASOTS is up...)

Author's Response: *whew* Chapter 10 is finally up! Forgive me for being so MIA - the thesis is due in a little less than two months and writing 50 pages of criticism is about the only thing that would pull me away from MNFF and reading your story :). *runs over to ASOTS* (I love acronyms.)

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 11/23/05 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter Seven: A New Generation

Another WEEK? *wail*

Author's Response: Trust me, I'm definitely working on it! I've posted a deadline (more for myself than anyone else) - November 30 will be the day of submission come hell or high water! I've literally had to map out everything from here to the end, because from here on out, every word is important and the chapters are beginning to run together and be less episodic. I'm hurrying, but I'm also trying to be extremely careful! :)

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 10/19/05 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Five: All Aboard

As always, V, a pleasure to read! Love the way this fic is turning out! Great work! (See, this is how you know I really liked it, every sentence ends with an exclamation point! Lol) Can't wait for chapter six....

Author's Response: Thanks again! Hey, did you happen to catch my profile? There's a little nod towards the suggestion you made re: "Mum, Dad, It's Me... Harry." ;)

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 11/15/05 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter Seven: A New Generation

As always, I loved it! Particularly the line about the 'karmic boomerang'. Very clever. Was Dean's father really murdered by Death Eaters or did you come up with that one on your own? Can't wait for the next chapter!!!!!!!!!

Author's Response: Yay :). Thanks Slian! "Karmic Boomerang" is actually a phrase I use frequently - my sister and I made it up to describe someone getting their just desserts. As for the bit about Dean's dad, that came straight from the master herself, JKR. It's a storyline she had planned for Dean back when she wrote the Philosopher's Stone; you can read about it in the FAQ on her website or on the Harry Potter Lexicon. Anyhoo, thanks so much, and I hope it was worth the wait!

Author's Response: Yay :). Thanks Slian! "Karmic Boomerang" is actually a phrase I use frequently - my sister and I made it up to describe someone getting their just desserts. As for the bit about Dean's dad, that came straight from the master herself, JKR. It's a storyline she had planned for Dean back when she wrote the Philosopher's Stone; you can read about it in the FAQ on her website or on the Harry Potter Lexicon. Anyhoo, thanks so much, and I hope it was worth the wait!

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 10/10/05 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter Four: Cruciatus

Goodness, you're turning into J.K, aren't you? Two chapters right on top of the other and now...you don't even know when the next one is coming. Sound familiar? lol. Loved the 'You go out with a bang' line. Can't wait for Chapter Five. When will we see Snape again?

Author's Response: You could not have given me a greater compliment! If only I were JKR... But yeah, I'm working on the next installment - no Snape as of just yet. I've already written his reappearance, it's just a matter of getting in all the stuff inbetween. Hang in there, and thanks so much :)

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 09/15/05 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One: Cursum Perficio

I'm back again, V! So, here's my review: the re-written dialogue bet. Harry and Ginny is definitely better, definitely funnier. The one problem i still have with the whole thing (and this is something that J.K. put out there and is something you had to go with, so not your fault) is the whole idea that Ginny is safe if they're not together. I think she even mentions it in the book, something about how he went after her when she was only his b.f's little sis, 12 yrs old to his 13 and definitely not up to a romantic interest at all. So if you couple that with the fact that Voldermort can get inside of Harry's head with no trouble at all, wouldn't one figure that Voldermort will still know how Harry feels about her? (see what i'm saying?) It strikes me as completely ridiculous that Voldermort would stay away from her because they're not being physical about it. And besides, if (as i believe) Neville, Luna and Ginny are going to be involved (since they were in the DA and all) she's still going to be in danger. And, noble prat that Harry is, don't you think he'd try to stop Voldermort from killing Luna just as much as Ginny? (Sure, he might not be as devastated, but the effort to stop him would be the same.) I'm not sure if you're going to agree with this...hmm...What else? Oh, right. The Common Room at the end of the Chapter. Where is everyone else? At dinner? If so, why aren't they there as well? You say that they're recovering, but then don't you think it's a bit strange that just the four of them would stay upstairs? Doesn't everyone else need to recover as well? Also, just a passing observation, but in six years i don't believe Ron has missed a single meal (except for the DeathDay party and they were on their way but got stopped). May be stupid, but there you go. Add to the...validity of the story. Umm...i think that's all for now and you may feel free to hate me for being so critical and technical. (You get that way when writing the fic i am; have to double check everything IN the book to make sure you're not using her words and what not. I know it by heart now. Groan.) Okay...let me know what you think!

Author's Response: *Gulp* Okay... I'll start with the easier stuff and go from there :) The Mystery of the Empty Common Room... Yeah, you could say everyone is basically scattered -- Hogwarts is a big place and it's likely that during exams people might be down to dinner or in the library or, like our beloved Neville, passed out in bed after a valiant effort to stay awake. Seamus and Dean are not there... at the moment. There's a reason for that which will present itself a little later. Oh, as for Ron, his presence in the Common Room with Hermione instead of down eating is one of those 'read between the lines' deals. Speaking from a psychoanalytical point of view, it makes sense for Ron to be so voracious when he eats in the first 6 books - often it's a literary device, a symbol that the character feels inadequate as a person, has a void that needs filling, and for Ron, that could be displayed through his appetite (it's all Fred and George's fault, of course). However, Hermione's with him now - the yin to his yang. His appetite is still there, it's just not a top priority anymore now that he's, well, complete :-).

'Kay, what else... Oh yes, the Voldemort issue - very tricky issue at that, and it's kept me up at night. JKR really did me in on that one. I'm banking on the fact that since OotP, Voldemort's been hesitant to get into Harry's head, so I don't think Harry's in danger of a Dark Lord intrusion where he could discover Harry's entire circle of friends. I do think that Ginny is at greater risk though. JKR made them quite the popular couple at school, and word travels fast at Hogwarts. If they made their breakup public, she would no longer be useful for leverage. Or so the Death Eaters/Voldy might think... As for protecting Luna, well... you'll just have to wait for the chapters ahead :-D.

Overall, the difficult thing with this fic is that it's picking up right where the plot is about to climax, so I have to pick and choose what's necessary to the resolution of the plot rather than fill gaps that we could otherwise fill with our imaginations. However, I'm trying my best to create scenes that, if they are not satisfying in and of themselves, will inevitably lead to a resolution later. I just can't put all my cards out on the table in the first chapter. Either way, I really enjoy that this has been inspiring such deep analysis - that's what I was hoping for! Cheers and thanks again!

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 10/31/05 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter Six: Casualties of War

Two things I just noticed: a) I think we've plugged each other's fics that you can stop calling me by both my first AND last name. b) NOVEMBER EIGHTH? ARE YOU CRAZY? DO YOU WANT ME TO HUNT YOU DOWN AND FORCE YOU TO TYPE AT....erm...MOUSEPOINT! I had better get something sooner than that or I will start telling people that you're a slow updater.....

Author's Response: It's funny you should mention the name thing, because I've been meaning to ask you if it's a screenname or a nom de plume. I've been calling you by the whole thing because Slian isn't your real first name - but if it's a nom de plume, then I'll just refer to you as Slian from now on :). Anyhoo, I'll try really hard to get Chapter 7 up ahead of schedule -- hang in there!

 

Summary: This story is a sequel to Master of Enchantment, Bast, Meet the Parents, Meet the Boys, and Meet the Beetles. The honeymoon is winding down as Severus returns to work; Great Aunt Seraphina arrives for a visit, bearing gifts.

Categories: Hermione/Snape Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 25106 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/07/05 Updated: 09/20/05


Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 11/07/05 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: The Wedding Gifts

After reading Master of Enchantment, it is my pleasure to go through all of your fics! You find the balance between the Snape the evil professor and Snape the loving husband so well. I particularly liked him looking down his nose at her at the first breakfast and his idea that it was his duty to encourage her delusion that he was gorgeous. (Sorry, can't remember the exact words.) I also thought that the first switch of POV's from her being unhappy that he was leaving to his 'thank god' that he was leaving hilarious. Hermione reminded me a lot of my new sister in law (three months now!) actually. Found that whole situation hilarious, to be honest. Can't wait to read the rest of the fic!

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 11/07/05 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Having One's Cake

As before, brilliant. I can't imagine why you dont' have more reviews; you're one of the best HG/SS writers I've found. I would say it's quite obvious at this point that Hermione is preggers...but I suppose I'll see, won't I? I love that Snape calls her Pet and I love his (for lack of a better word) "dirty' humor. I think it was quite clever of you to stick Penny in here and Quirk's reaction to the changing house was a panic! Brilliant!

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 11/07/05 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Ah well, I suppose she isn't preggers then? Sigh. Oh well, here's to hoping. Brilliant ending, can't wait to get on to the rest of your fics! And I loved the bit in the beginning about managing him so well he didn't notice he was being noticed. Hurrah for women, right? Lol. Brilliant!

 

Summary: The comedy of how Remus and Sirius got together in their fourth year.

Categories: Remus/Sirius Genre: Warnings: Slash

Word count: 6695 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/30/05 Updated: 01/16/06


Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 10/29/05 Title: Chapter 4: Sirius' Seduction

I'm sure you dont' mind that I'm clogging up your review page, but--really? (About the names.) Because I don't think, no matter how many times I see it or hear it, that I will ever be able to say or write 'Voldy' without puking. (I made sure I was near the bathroom when I wrote it just now. Lol) I just have them call each other by the MWPP names when they're being affectionate or something. It's really just my pet peeve; I can't stand 'Mione either. Or Cissy. Or Sevy. (Can't say I've actually seen that one though.) Probably any name that ends in a long eee sound, come to think of. But it doesn't matter; I still love the fic and I can't wait to read the slashy goodness!

Author's Response: I hate 'Mione and Sevy, but Cissy is actually used in the books and I think Voldie is funny, so neither one of them bother me. I understand about pet peeves; I have them too. Both of my sister's names end in the "ee" sound; therefore they do not bother me. No, I don't mind you 'clogging up the review page!' lol

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 10/22/05 Title: Chapter 4: Sirius' Seduction

*does happy dance at prospect of more slashy goodness* I think the humor on this fic is perfect and I LOVE the bitch line. Really. (Even if I could never picture Peter actually SAYING it) I'm really enjoying the fic but I wish you would stop with the Remy, Siri, and Jamsie name-calling. PLEASE! Otherwise, love it! Did I tell you yet that you're on my favorites? Hm....

Author's Response: Thanks so so so much for the fave! Those nicknames used to bother me too, but they're used so frequently on FanFiction.net that I got used to it.

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 10/10/05 Title: Chapter 1: Remus' Recollection

Love the fic. Love the humor. Love Sirius. Love Remus. This is going to be a good thing...if you ever continue it? When is the next chapter coming?

Author's Response: Thx! I love love! I just updated! lol

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 10/10/05 Title: Chapter 1: Remus' Recollection

Love the fic. Love the humor. Love Sirius. Love Remus. This is going to be a good thing...if you ever continue it. When is the next chapter coming?

Author's Response: Thanks...again! lol

 

Summary: Harry, Ron, and Hermione make a trip to Godric's Hollow to visit the Potters' graves. There, Harry speaks to his parents for the first time, and in so doing, discovers that the dead are never truly lost. (One-shot. Bring your kleenex.)

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2103 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/16/05 Updated: 10/16/05


Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 10/17/05 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Wow. I have had chills running up and down my spine since the first sentence. The only reason I didn't cry is because I've been forcing myself to stop being such an emotional basket-case. I'm not in Harry's 'situation' thank God, but I did come close a few years ago. The language and imagery are absolutely tragic and perfect. 10/10 V. Can't wait for more! (Why isn't this your prologue to After the Die is Cast?)

Author's Response: Lol... I think the only reason why I wrote it at all is because, at the moment, I *am* an emotional basket case! Hunh... I never even considered the possibility that this would make a good prologue, but perhaps I'll direct readers to check this fic out first before jumping onto After the Die is Cast. Thanks for the tip and thanks for the review!

PS: So glad to hear things turned out okay with your 'situation'.

Author's Response: Lol... I think the only reason why I wrote it at all is because, at the moment, I *am* an emotional basket case! Hunh... I never even considered the possibility that this would make a good prologue, but perhaps I'll direct readers to check this fic out first before jumping onto After the Die is Cast. Thanks for the tip and thanks for the review!

PS: So glad to hear things turned out okay with your 'situation'.

 

Summary: My version of the last chapter of Book 7. It's a bit sad. Hope you like it. Read and Review, please. (as you might notice, the last word is "scar") OVER 2000 READS (i know thats not a lot compared to some of the other stories here). GET IT UP EVEN HIGHER. THANKS.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3216 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/18/05 Updated: 10/29/05


Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 10/19/05 Title: Chapter 1: Happiness Remembered

Wow. Chills. (Shudders.) Loved it!

 

A Flash of Scarlet by Vindictus Viridian
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: This is a retelling of Harry's second Quidditch game from a very different point of view.


The manoeuvre that had sent this broom a few feet to the left would have put his old one into a wild loop -- in gaining manageability, Cleansweep had lost all the pepper. That loop would have made him hard to hit and given him a good view of the whole field. Knowing he couldn't do it now made him feel horribly vulnerable out here, and he doubted again whether he shouldn't have stayed in the stands -- or, better yet, indoors.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 846 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/19/05 Updated: 10/19/05


Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 11/30/05 Title: Chapter 1: -----

OH, VERY good. Really. Now I can't wait to find out what happened. Ah, the pleasures of being a good author's Beta. Heh heh heh.

Author's Response: Bow (and chuckle.) You will, you will...

 

Summary: Originally for October Challenge 6: Romance: write a 'ship you don't necessarily support. In his fourth year, Draco discovers that the Malfoy prejudice against Weasleys may have a flaw. Alternate warning: outright lewd.


Draco smiled, the smile that charmed people into doing what he wanted, and opened the door of an unused classroom. Ron showed no signs whatever of cooperation. Draco upgraded the smile to ‘challenging’ and walked in himself, then waited, leaning casually against a desk. It might not work this time, but eventually…

By Vindictus Viridian, Ravenclaw.

Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Slash

Word count: 2287 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/24/05 Updated: 10/24/05


Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 11/30/05 Title: Chapter 1: A one-shot

Ha. Honestly? Not as bad I thought it would be. What am I saying? It was actually pretty good, really. I might have made changes on some of the language, but all of the instances are quite believable. I like the reference to 'Weasley is our King.' Neat way to stick that in there. Very good for a ship you don't sail! You should be proud. And, oh. I LOVE the title. Lol

Author's Response: Hmm, what can I say to this? For a ship I don't sail, it was a lot of fun to write. I'm glad you liked the title. And remember, the word for my brain is "warped."

 
Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 11/26/06 Title: Chapter 1: A one-shot

I love you, know that? Just sayin...

Author's Response: *pouncetacklehugglesmush*

Likewise, in case you ever wondered. Man o man. One year.

 

Summary: Severus has never seen the appeal of repetition, particularly of things that ended badly the first time. In his life, he has kept one pet, owned one broom, and had one close friend.

Winner of Mod Quicksilver Quill for Best Novel! Thanks, all!

Rating and warnings do not apply to all chapters; I just didn't want anyone hooked and then shocked.


"What is it?" His mother held out her hand, and he put the letter in it wordlessly. "Are you eleven already?"

His father lowered the newspaper to look at the calendar. "Yesterday. ‘Appy birthday." And that was the end of that.


Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Dubious Consent, Non-Consensual Sex, Sexual Situations, Slash, Violence

Word count: 132470 Chapters: 46 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/05/05 Updated: 03/06/06


Reviewer: Slian Martreb Signed
Date: 01/21/06 Title: Chapter 6: Quidditch in the Rain

That you'll write more?

Author's Response: Just can't seem to stop myself.

 
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