To whoever wants to read this, I can tell you that I'm a human. I'm hopelessly addicted to Harry Potter, and have been for a long time, I think that explains my annoying presence.
I find it harder to read and write non-canon fics.
I love writing, so I'm giving a stab at writing fanfic, and I can now say that I appreciate all of the authors on here about a gazillion times more. :P I hope that somebody will enjoy my work, but critique away! :D :D :D
Summary: The Second Wizarding War is at its peak. What does it look like to an observant seven-year-old Muggle boy?
Wow! This is so real!
Author's Response: Thank you! :) ~MS
Summary: With Valentine's Day approaching, James and Lily are both wondering if he's going to get her anything. But some choice words by Snape put other things on their minds.
This is Cinderella Angelina of Hufflepuff writing for the final in the MWPP class on the Beta Boards.
This is the best!
Summary: Christmas Day for Teddy Lupin is not shaping up well this year. After a row with Victoire, two weeks before, he now has to face her over the dinner table.He wants to apologise (although he's not sure what for) but then Victoire turns up with a new boyfriend, (or is he an ex?) and it becomes clear that she's moved on.
Will Teddy get through Christmas Dinner unscathed?
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. Her lawyers agree, so please don't confuse us.
Thank you Lea (mugglegirlmarauder) for beta'ing the original 1000 word drabble. Any errors are my fault and not hers.
Very cute! I just love Teddy and Victoire. Great job as usual! :D :D :D
Author's Response: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it. ~Carole~
Summary: Ginny Weasley has a strong spirit, and is not given to weepy emotional displays. But when her friend is taken from the Hogwarts Express during her sixth year, her fears begin to rumble and rage... at least for a moment.This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff writing for the final of the Hogwarts Missing Moments class. I am delighted that this fic has been added to the SBBC Hall of Fame on the Beta Boards. Thanks to my fellow SBBC-ers! What? This story won the 2011 QSQ Award in the category Best General Story! Thanks so much!
This is probably my favourite of everything that you've written!!! Congrats on winning QSQ 2011 for this! You definately deserve it!
Author's Response: Really? That's cool and kind of weird (haha, just kidding) really. ;) I'm so glad the story resonated with you and that it is your favorite. Thanks for the kind words... I appreciate it so much!
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours.
Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2011 and
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
Oh, just a note,I know that this is nit-picky, but would various pairings be a fitting category? 'Cause of the Charltons and H/G and R/Hr and a bit of Luna/Rolf. :P
Anyway, I love reading this story! :D :D :D
Author's Response: I’ve wondered about the category. As it’s (mostly) H/G I wondered about that. But I also considered the Mystery category. –N-
Love this chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you. -N-
I hope that you've had a Happy New Year. The quick update was definitely fantastic, I really enjoyed it.
I seem to not be the only one who's picked up on Luna and Rolf's trip to Sweden. A hour? Huh, can't think of any possible ways that could happen. I'm looking forward to whatever comes next. Good job! :D
Thanks for the review, and Happy New Year.
You're fight, it's an impossible journey by Muggle means. Will Ginny explain away her slip? Next will be something I haven't updated in a long time, and after that?
Great new chapter. I really enjoyed it, and am looking forward to more.
I think Ginny knew Jacqui would tell Mike, hopefully there won't be any slips of tongue, but now it looks like it won't matter.
Can't wait for the next parts, everything is coming together really well.
Thanks for the review. It's been far to long since I updated this one.It does look like it doesn't matter, doesn't it?
More soon, I hope.-N-
Great! But would the line, "I'm a land agent sell fields" be more grammatically correct if it was "I'm a land agent who sells fields"?
Author's Response: Thanks for letting me know.
The original worddoc said ‘I’m a land agent and I sell fields,' no idea what went wrong, but I've corrected it.-N-
I love this chapter, and your interpretation of Luna! One thing though, wouldn't Jacqui call the river a burn? Here's where she calls it a river, "That evening was glorious: the sun was back and the previous day’s storm was no more than a memory, and a slightly higher river." Unless Jacqui's talking about a different river. Anyway, this was fantastic! :D
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
Rivers are rivers, streams are burns, and Jacqui crosses the river Coquet on her way to Drakeshaugh. These are (mostly) real places, although I’ve had to shuffle the geography a little in order to fit Drakeshaugh into the area.-N-
Great chapter. One thing though, something isn't right with the seating arrangements in the car. Not sure what it is.
Author's Response: Thanks. Annie is under three, she must be in a child seat (it’s the law) and she’s in a rear-facing seat next to Jacqui (the front passenger airbag is turned off). It was obvious to me when I wrote it, but then I know how these things work. -N-
Great chapter, I'm getting quite curious about the werewolf case, any hints in your other stories? Will next chapter be about the party? I've got no complaints, you got Ron spot on! Can't tell the difference with you and JKR! :D
Author's Response: Thankks for the review.
The werewolf case was what started this story. Then Jacqui arrived. No hints elsewhere. If you haven't read my other stuff then Al Webb, Dacia Skoll and Doxine Gray will be no more than names, but that's all. I enjoyed writing Ron's perspective. I must do it again. -N-
Love the new chapter, any hints as to what's coming next? How long do you plan Strangers to be?
Author's Response: Thankd for the review.
Next chapter - Interlude: Three Families, currently 2000 words but it willl be more.My original plan was for 20-25 chapters. It now looks like 25-30.
Ok, please put up the next chapters!!! I keep on coming back to check! You're one of my favourites on MNFF. When will you post a new chapter (I'm getting a bit desperate... :P)?
Author's Response: I have a story in the queue (I always try to have at least one story in the queue), but not this (sorry). Strangers 12 is currently 3000 words, by the weekend it will have been rewritten to 4500 (probably and should be with my betas. Unfortunately, even if I get a quick turnaround, the queue seems to be 7+ days at the moment :-( -N-
This was fantastic as usual, I'm just sorry it wasn't longer. :P I really enjoyed all those little slips, and Victoire's accidental magic. Did I sense some memories being modified? Or was that just me being paranoid?
This was definately enjoyable, and I can't wait to see what happens next! :D :D :D
Thank you. This was a “throw out the first and second drafts and start again” chapter. It was a nightmare to write, because of the way I tried to write it. What you sensed was the possibility of some memories being modified.
Next, another week of the boring old school run. Nothing exciting happens. ;-D
Great chapter, Jaqui is either very nosy or just curious - depends on how you look at it. Does she discover anything in the chapters yet to come?
Author's Response: Jacqui is observant and curious - essential traits for a narrator.
You don’t really expect me to answer that question, do you? Spoilers.-N-
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.
Wow, this is a great beginning. I love how you started and ended with Dudley's dreams. He's come out as a transformed person. :)
I might be wrong, but I thought that Muggles and Squibs couldn't see dementors? Anyway, I absolutely loved Lavender's sudden appearance, and her reaction to Ron's name. :P
Exactly how many years after the Battle is this? Keep up the good work! :D :D :D
Exciting! I love how Dudley still retains some instance of his father's ideals "that lot", and such. I see his brain power has gone up much, either. :P
Ohhlala! Yet another great chapter!
OHHH A cliffie! So, is the idea that once a witch/wizard invites, or tells a Muggle about Diagon Alley, they can see it?