I am a huge Harry Potter fanatic, and I love writing anything. I currently have two complete stories (The Gentleman He Used to Be and The Victory of the Lions), but I've got many works in progress or beta-ing. Here are some of my HP stats:
Favorite book: The Deathly Hallows (which else?)
Least favorite book: The Prisoner of Azkaban
Favorite movie: The Order of the Phoenix
Least favorite movie: The Chamber of Secrets
Favorite main character: Hermione
Favorite supporting character: Umbridge (that's what made OotP such a good movie)
Favorite canon ship: Ron/Hermione (they were MEANT FOR EACH OTHER!
Least favorite canon ship: Bill/Fleur
Favorite non-canon ship: Remus/James
Least favorite non-canon ship: Hermione/Snape (really?)
Favorite category: Next Generation
Least favorite category: Humor (so many "humor" fics really just aren't funny)
Describe who you are as a writer / your writing style:
I write to become a better writer, and because I love it. Words are my passion, but I don't consider myself to 'spin' or 'weave' them. I like exploring tone, reactions, and characterization. I enjoy writing about children because you can get away with a lot of far-out ideas that would never occur to an adult.
What to expect from me:
I write for fun, and for the love, not for any other benefits. I'm not usually a serious writing, although I enjoy a fair amount of drama. I occasionally take a turn for the dark side, but for the most part, I like to keep it light: family, friendship, adventure, that sort of thing!
Name areas of writing in which you excel:
I write for the plot, not the miniscule details. You'll never find that so-and-so did whatever-he-ddid because of whatever-he-found was in wherever-it-was in chapter whichever-it-was. Once I write something, I move on, and I don't end up relating chapter one to the epilogue very much. In a way, I suppose this could also be called my biggest writing weakness.
What type of stories do you prefer to write:
I like any story that I can churn out, as long as I really feel a sense of ownership. I love the feeling after I've spent a good two or three hours on the keyboard. My hands are hot, my brain is fried, and my document is riddled with mistakes, but the story is the best. I wish I could write a super-long fic, but as was previously mentioned, these require a lot of attention to small details. I may just have something in mind, though.
What type of stories do you dislike:
I like canon-compliant stories, because I often learn new things about the books, but it's not good to be so canon that it's basically copied from the books. If I read a fic that has loads of ideas from JK Rowling without an original spin on them, I get bored and frustrated. I like a bit of adventure and exploration on the writer's part, because that makes a fic memorable.
Summary: Harry muses about what kind of person he'd be if he wasn't the Boy-Who-Lived. Hermione and Luna think he wouldn't be any different. Harry wants to change the world. Hermione and Luna show him how.
I like how you related this back to that quote, which is super-famous. In case you're wondering, I'm on a mission to read and review every story on the archive, so I figured I'd start at the back. I hope this brings back some memories! Very well done!
Summary: There have always been arguments over which piece of the board is the most powerful. Most will say the Queen; she can mimic any move, take any square. Others will say the King; despite his limited mobility, the entire point is to protect your king and capture your opponents. It is the center piece of the game. There are any number of arguments for five of the pieces. The last piece, or pieces, are often neglected. They are the front line, the first defence, and the first to fall. All but one. And Ron must see it to the other side.
Wow, this was a three-dimensional story! I had this image of Ron back in the Philosipher's Stone, fighting across the chessboard, and an image of him playing himself in sixth year, and it went back and forth. The chess instructions served as anchors to keep the two paralel. Anyway, that's what I thought about it. Great, that's what it was.
Summary: There is darkness that envelopes the world. It shrouds us and keeps us from ever seeing even what's in front of our noses. But for every Hitler, Grindelwald, Attila the Hun and Voldemort, Fate gives us a person to light a candle to shatter the darkness. Hermione Granger knows a hero when she sees one. Sometimes, you just have to look a little deeper.
Wow, this is amazing. I was a little meh when I saw that it was about Mundugus (I figured the whole thing would be about Hermione's secret obsession with him or something along those lines), but was definitely surprised when it went on to other characters. Nice use of Ginny in the middle to bring us back to reality again for a moment, and then tears were in my eyes at Harry and Ron. I hope somebody, somewhere, remembers me as the guy how offers to buy a sweet.
Summary: It's actually a a D/H poem...Hope you like it!
Wow, very touching. And very sad, too. I particularly liked the fourth stanza, it made me smile. I'm glad Draco turned at least a little good in the end.
Summary: Ever wonder what happened the night Harry arrived on the Dursleys' front step and the days following? When Harry can't stop crying, how does a mother's lullaby help him through everything, even when he's older and remembering her words... both of the song and quite possibly the advice? A one-shot.
That was so sad and sooo cute. I feel so bad for Harry, but it's nice to know that he got comfort from somewhere.
Summary: Harry awakes to find things much different than life on Privet Drive. His parents are alive and he's been living with them, Dumbledore defeated Voldemort, Harry was never famous, and things are normal for him. But is it real? A one-shot.
BOOOOO DUMBLEDORE!!! How dare he not believe Harry!?! I love how it started with the Dursleys, then to the Potters, and then ended with Hogwarts again. Very cool idea, and well written.
Summary: In the the front room, you think she sees you as a thoughtless beast, unaware of everything. She says you wouldn't understand why she needs to be away. An exploration of the relationship of Hermione and her mother.
Wow, that was intense. Gosh darn THEM!!!!
Summary: They're broken wires, both of them, and they doubt if they'll survive the war intact or sane. Draco. Hermione.
Wow, this was really amazing. It was brilliantly written with a lot of emotion. I could tell instantly it was talking about Draco, and the change of viewpoint was smooth. Really good job.
Summary: Lupin has a dream about a night at Hogwarts that changed his life...
Hee hee is Peter gonna barf? This is cool so far.
Awww, I feel bad for Remus. He always has to transform alone. This was pretty well written, and I liked the beginning and ending with today's Moony.
Summary: “I’m such a wimp. It’s been two years and I still can’t come here without starting to cry,” he wiped of his face again and then looked down on the ground. “But I just miss you so damn much.” One-shot
This was so epicly written. I mean, the rain and the screaming person for love's lost souls. Oh, so Shakespeare. And I could here sad piano music playing in the background. He he, good job.
Summary: This story takes place in the trio's fourth year. On the night that Harry goes to the Prefects bathroom, he leaves Ron in the common room...what happens?
Ha ha these two were meant for each other! I'm glad they finally got together. I like the poem that was on and off during the story, it was good.
Summary: In the years following Voldemort's victory in the second war, Muggle-borns must become slaves and servants to pure-bloods in order to survive. Over time, Hermione Granger has learned to suppress her pride and independence in households where she is considered lower than dirt. She thought she would be prepared for this new family, just like she was for all the previous ones. What she didn't know was that this new family was none other than Draco Malfoy's. Will she manage hold up when she finds herself struggling to withhold her sharp tongue, returning hatred, and...something else?
The last chapter of this story has been posted! Thanks for reading :)
Thank you to everyone who voted "The Sweetest Sin" as the Best Tearjerker in round 4 of the Dramione Awards!
Thanks to some of my amazing readers, The Sweetest Sin has been/is being translated into seven languages: French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Czech, Latvian, and Chinese. If you would like the links to any of the translations, please e-mail me or leave a review :)
Wow, I'm already in love with it and barely anything has happened. Why does Draco always have to be such a snot? Please tell me that he isn't like that through the whole story?
What IS she doing there? Naughty Hermione!! I actually had to turn away for a moment during that breif rape scene -- I mean, you can easily find much more graphic scenes on the internet, but that just made me... I dunno, I felt kinda scared for a moment. It's hard to describe. It was good though.
He he he, evil laughs all around. I feel so bad for Hermione right now. I do think, however, that if I'm smart enough to figure out what Draco wants from her, shouldn't she be?
Ha, man I thought that Hermione's dream was actually a memory of earlier that night with Draco, and I was like, "Really? Draco is an Animagus? That's pushing it!" But then I realized it was Hermione's dread of what happened, and it was so perfect.
Oooooo, I already don't like Tommy. But was it intentional that Kathryn was more like Draco and she's the one that likes Hermione, or was that just somewhere my brain went.
Awwwwwww I love Kathryn so much!!! She is so innocent and adorable!! Hm, I think I know what Pansy's problem is!
Harry and Ron DIED?!? ACK!!! Heart attack happening right here!! No, I liked the second half much better. I've always wanted a fairy tale garden!!
Hee hee, oooooooooo, Pansy is not going to be happy with Draco when she finds out that he is consorting with a Mudblood servant!!