I'm 21 years old, born and raised in Michigan, USA. Harry Potter's been in my life ever since I was 8. I accidentally started by reading Prisoner of Azkaban first. Whoops. My dad corrected me before I got too far, though.
I'm a fourth year English major, and I love fanfiction because it sharpens my writing skills, and of course, because I love Harry! I started doing it in the summer of 2011. I wrote my fanfictions in this order:
The First Howl
A Werewolf at Hogwarts
From Opposite Sides / Ways To Say Goodbye
My top five characters are Lupin, Hermione, Neville, Luna, and those hilarious Weasley twins. I can relate to Lupin and Luna the most, which is why I honored them in my pen name.
My favorite couple by far is Remus & Tonks, although Tonks' parents (Ted and Andromeda) have really grown on me, since I wrote their story. And I may or may not think that Hermione would've been better with Harry... Favorite couple that never happened? Neville and Luna!
You'll notice pretty quickly that the music I love inspires me in every way, whether it's chapter names or a sample of lyrics that go perfectly with the story. I'm also really inspired by the books I read, but If you ask me what they are, prepare for a long list :) It includes the Hunger Games trilogy and a load of books by Scott Westerfeld.
Thank you so much for letting me share my writing on here! Reviews are much appreciated.
I love Andromeda because she stood up for what she believed in, and you gave us a look into her mind. I love it so far :) Keep it up!
As you can tell by my pen name, I love Lupin! And it's great that you wrote a story from the point of view of his neighbors. It reminded me of the very first chapter of Harry Potter, where we met Uncle Vernon and he's suddenly introduced to wizards. If I didn't know that Lupin was a wizard and a werewolf, I would be very curious... Awesome job!!!
Author's Response: Thank you! Haha if I didn't know Lupin was a wizard and a werewolf I would be very curious too, and rather jealous of Tonks. . . Thanks for reading and reviewing!
It's kind of hilarious that J.K. Rowling herself admitted that Draco had a crush on Hermione :) This is exactly how they would behave, of course! Great story.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Where did she admit that?? That's awesome! I'm glad you found them somewhat realistic here. Thanks again for the review, I really appreciate it! ~Gina :)
Most people wouldn't think of making a story about Moaning Myrtle, and especially not Olive Hornby. But I love the way you wrote it. Guess the queen kinda got what she deserved, didn't she? Nice job!
Author's Response: Thank you.
It's nice that you made a love story for Quirrell, and I thought it was great. He seemed like a sweet boy who turned over to the dark side for her. I can't believe that Violet used him like that. Just goes to show that, whatever way you look at it, love can be a crazy thing.
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
You wrote such a great look into Remus' mind. As you can tell by my pen name, I love him! He and Sirius have a wonderful friendship, and you really showed that. Nice writing!!!
Author's Response: Thank you! Remus is definitely a favorite of mine as well. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
I knew she'd have to go through a conflict just like Draco, and she really changed the course of the story. You gave us a great look into her decision. Wonderful job!
Author's Response: Thank you! Her character is funny that way, because she kind of was the catalyst for them winning the war, and yet she gets almost no credit whatsoever. It really would have been quite simple for You-Know-Who to just kill Harry again and be done with it, but by lying she gave Harry another chance and effectively won the war for the other side. Thanks for the review!
It was wonderful! I never dreamed that could happen to young Albus. And that twist at the end... whoa.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I'm glad that you liked it, but some of the real credit goes to my beta, Alex, or Deathlex, or welshdevondragon. She turned my very bad first draft into this. I really love the twist at the end as well, and am semi-seriously contemplating a companion piece. I may. . . I may not. It depends on how this goes. Thank you so much.
It's a great look into what happened after Dumbledore was killed. I feel terrible for Draco because really, he's just been a victim of circumstance from the day he was born. And Snape's story makes him one of the best characters I've ever seen. Nice job!
You wrote this really well. I wonder how Jacqueline and Dumbledore will get along! And maybe you've heard of it, but if you like Flamel, you should read "The Immortal Secrets of Nicholas Flamel" series by Michael Scott. Keep up the great writing :)
Author's Response: Thank you
I was really sad that J.K.R. didn't put them together! But you gave us a great glimpse into what that would've been like. And of course, that song is already timeless. It was a good choice to use it :)
That was a wonderful way for Ron to propose. And it was only fitting that Harry watched the whole thing. The humor in it was great, too :)
It's too bad that most people don't read the poetry on here. I always thought Draco was a complex character because he never really seemed to agree with what he was doing, but he had to go along with it to save himself. You summed that up very well, and I love all the imagery :)
Author's Response: Thank you! I just thought that Draco needed a little light shed on him. You're right- he's a very complex character- and I kind of wanted to bring out that conflict within him. Because, despite the fact that he's a Death Eater, he's sixteen, and he's scared, as anyone in his place would be. I don't think he always gets enough credit for surviving that ordeal with Voldemort, and I wanted to give it to him
Ginny and Draco are a really unlikely pair, but I guess it's not impossible. You told the story nicely. I always thought Draco couldn't avoid being punished...
Alice Longbottom has lost so much, but a Christmas day that she strives to remember may be the worst.
All that Alice can remember is that it was her son’s first Christmas.
Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill.
This is Padfoot11333 of Hufflepuff writing for the Great Hall-iday Challenge-Prompt 1: A Christmas to Forget.Since it was the only story in its category, it couldn't win first place, but it did win 5 bonus points for excellence, which I am very proud of =)
Most people wouldn't think of writing a story about the Longbottoms. You wrote it so well! It's amazing and bittersweet that she can still somehow recall that one memory. I can't even imagine what this would be like to go through.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review! I thought this story was done getting reviews but one more still makes my day =) There are plenty of stories about the Longbottoms, though. I can't name one off the top of my head but I'm sure if you went foraging around then you would find a few. And yes, I do agree that I would not want to have the same experience as Alice >.> That would be terrible. Lily xxx
It's off to a great start. There have been werewolves at Hogwarts, but a vampire? That's going be interesting. I wonder what Harry will think of her :)
I didn't realize that she would get kind of the same treatment that Lupin did (his only friends were the Marauders), but I'm glad she found Harry, Ron and Hermione. I can see why you paired her with Harry now. He could actually be very good for her!
Author's Response: I'm really glad you're enjoying the story; it means a lot to me. And as for how she's treated, it only seemed right to me; a vampire in the school? The way I see it is that it would generally freak people out. And as for her relationship with Harry... things are bout to get complicated. ;D
I always that Harry and Teddy would get along famously. That was a really moving story. Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you, I am so glad you liked it. I hope chapter two will be up soon, I submitted it AGES ago.... so keep an eye out! :)
I've been trying not to cry through the story. But aww! I'm so glad that Teddy and Andromeda are starting to feel better. Harry, too. This is probably something like what J.K. Rowling would've wrote if she continued writing the story after the war :)
Author's Response: Thanks so much! Don't worry, I will get sort of happier. There will a few bumps along the way, but ultimately it will get much happier! I am so glad you think it is like something JK Rowling would have written if she continued the story, that's probably the best compliment, I've ever gotten! Thanks so much!!! Chapter 4 has been submitted, so hopefully it will be approved in a week or so! Thanks again for reviewing :)
Dropping by again :) I loved the story so far. I think Christian's hiding something... I just want things to get better for Ariel! He's actually pretty nice.
Author's Response: Hi! I'm really glad you're enjoying the story! Christian may or may not be hiding something and things will get better for Ariel... eventually! Thank you so much for the review.