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The Fall of Gideon and Fabian Prewett by wulfeyez

Rated: Professors •
Summary: A snapshot in time of the fall of two heroes from the original Order of Phoenix.
Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 05/25/12 Title: Chapter 1: The Fall of Gideon and Fabian Prewett

Aw. Good story. I actually got a little teary at the end. I always wanted to hear the battle story that resulted in Fabian and Gideon's death. Thanks for sharing your interpretation. I enjoyed reading it. :)

Neville Longbottom and the Philosopher's Stone by Sonorus

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: "Yes Neville," said Dumbledore, "it was Voldemort who came to your parents house that night nearly ten years ago. It was Voldemort who killed them. And it was Voldemort who then turned his wand on you.

The ultimate 'what if?'. What if Voldemort had chosen Neville rather than Harry as the boy meant by the prophecy? What if Neville was the Boy-Who-Lived and Harry was the "might have been"?

Join Neville as he faces some familiar and less familiar challenges of his first year at Hogwarts in the first of an epic seven story series mirroring the original novels.

Story now complete. Book 2 is on its way!
Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 04/26/12 Title: Chapter 13: The Face of the Enemy

I highly enjoyed this story! I like fanfic's that touch on the "what if.."
I will continue onto chamber of secrets ;) you really are a great writer and make things work and make sense from the canon.

Neville Longbottom and the Prisoner of Azkaban by Sonorus

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Dangerous werewolf Remus Lupin has escaped from Azkaban prison...

In the third instalment of the Neville Longbottom saga, the Boy-Who-Lived must face his greatest fears and come face to face with his own past and the past of those around him.

With a mysterious escaped criminal, a surprising Defence Against the Dark Arts professor and intrigue at every turn, many revelations are made and secrets revealed. How will Neville react to the changes to his world and the discoveries he makes? This is Year Three...
Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 06/03/12 Title: Chapter 14: More Bad News

Loved this story! :)

Neville Longbottom and the Goblet of Fire by Sonorus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

Neville stared down at the smouldering scrap of parchment. There, in neat handwriting that was not his own, was printed the name NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM.

When Neville's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, the Boy-Who-Lived is thrust into his most dangerous challenge yet. For how can a boy with such limited magical ability possibly hope to survive one of the most gruelling and violent competitions in the Wizarding world?

The new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher takes Neville under his wing, but evil is growing nearer and not everyone is as they seem. Meanwhile new complications arise in Neville's life. How will he cope with these challenges, and what awaits him at the year's end? In Year Four, everything changes...

Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 06/06/12 Title: Chapter 20: Dumbledore's Eulogy

This story was amazing! I seriously could not stop reading! You really make the plot work and make sense. :) Good writing!

The Lions of Gryffindor by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: It is June 1976 and The Marauders are at the top of their game. From the outside they look to have everything.But appearances, as the saying goes, can be deceptive.

James is discovering that not everything in life is his for the taking. Sirius knows he will have to defy his formidable family. Remus lives in constant fear of his life beyond Hogwarts. As for Peter... Well, Peter is struggling to live up to his friends.

The ties of friendship are strong, but war is raging and with a dark power rising those ties will inevitably fray.

Added to the mix is an adversary called Severus Snape, some lost House Points, a prank or two and a whole lot of Lily.

This is a Marauder tale.

This is a story of what made them special.

This is a story of why it started to go wrong for The Lions of Gryffindor.

OH MY GOOD GODRIC! Lions of Gryffindor won the 2009 QSQ for Best Marauders' Era Story. Amazed and incredibly grateful to those who nominated, judged and have beta'd this fic. THANK YOU.

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Trick or Treat!
3. She clicks on her mouse and swipes her wand;
Some stories go up, and some stories are gone.
Stories of her own? Why, she has plenty!
Fewer than one-hundred, but far more than twenty.

Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 04/14/12 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 - Out in the Open

omg! i was so excited to see this story updated.. words really can't describe how excited i really was!

Anywho, I am curious to find out Soule's real motives and hopefully they come to the light soon. I also enjoyed the mention of the picture on Fabian's desk in reference to Bill, Charlie, and Percy. :]

I am so glad you updated this story. It really is one of my favorites. If only I could convince you to update Apparently Asleep (my ultimate favorite fanfiction)... just putting that out there ;] lol

Anywho, great writing as always and update lions soon. :D

Author's Response: *hides from reference to AA* Actually, I know I need to update that, I'm just struggling with everything else, atm. Glad you enjoyed this chapter and thank you for leaving a review. ~Carole~

Apparently Asleep by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Nymphadora Tonks lives under a shadow. Both her cousin and her aunt are in Azkaban believed to be in league with Voldemort. She knows Bellatrix deserves to be there- but Sirius?
Remus Lupin is an outsider. He’d once had three good friends- now two are dead and the third has been locked up for murder and betrayal.
They had met once before, when she was a child, but as Tonks grows up they find themselves thrown together- far too closely for Remus’ comfort. He’s always yearned for a normal life but knows that is impossible. Can Tonks convince him that he deserves happiness?

Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best canon Romance category. Thank you.
Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 05/10/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1- Cool!

so you're probably getting sick of me saying that this is my absolute favorite fan fiction ever...! but i'd just thought that I would mention it again. I am graduating from college this weekend and now I will have time to actually read for pleasure. I think I will continue onto reading some of your other stories as well re-reading this one and maybe (hopefully around my birthday and August) this story would be updated soon. ;]

Author's Response: I'm not sick of it, just guilt ridden because I haven;t updated - sadly -. I say sadly because I love Tonks very much and yet can't seem to speed along with this to get her to Remus ... but I will try :). In the meantime, have you read A little More Time by Pallas (its'a featured story). It is possibly the best fanfiction I've ever read, plus it's Remus/Tonks - hahhahaha. Thank you again ~Carole~

Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 02/15/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1- Cool!

i love love love this story! :] please update soon. remus and tonks are definitely my favorite characters! :D actually if you manage to let out a little chapter or two during mid march i'd be pretty excited since i'd be able to catch up during my spring vacation. ;]
Thanks, and keep writing. I also love your lions of gryffindor ;] I think the whole pre-harry potter era is definitely my favorite. anywho, your an amazing writing so keep sharing your talent with us! :]

Author's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I do keep meaning to get back to this but something always seems to get in the way - sorry. I really appreciate the review though. Mid March ... hmmm, maybe - ha ha. ~Carole~

My Troubled Tyrant by Belledeg

Rated: Professors • Past Featured Story
Summary: Keedie Dante has experienced many amazing things during her time at Hogwarts, including the hushed up drama that was the Chamber of Secrets. However, with two overachieving friends and a headmaster who does not even know she exists, Keedie feels that perhaps her seventh year will not be too spectacular. However, Dumbeldore sees her potential as a writer and enrols her in a simple writing course. Here, she meets the mysterious and terrifying Tom Riddle and they instantly get under one another's skin. She is drawn to his dark determination towards some unknown goal and he is fascinated by her, in every way. However, Tom's friends do not approve of Keedie and her unconventional ways and Keedie has many people trying to keep her away from the dark young man as well. Something inside tells Keedie that she can make him better, but even he assures her that this is an impossible task. But she's not one to give up easily...

"He is a dark one, Keedie. Try not to let him consume you entirely."

This story has the characters Albus Dumbledore, Armando Dippet, Moaning Myrtle, Rubeus Hagrid, Aaron Dante, Harry Potter, Ebony Abbott, Minerva McGonagall, Melena Creevey, Ollivander, Gregor Holmwood, Horace Slughorn and, of course, Tom Riddle and Keedie Dante...enjoy!

Winner of "Best Romance Between Other Characters" and nominated for "Best Female OC" in the 2009 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 06/14/12 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue--Big Bright Beautiful World

Oh my goodness what an amazing story. I actually came across your stories on my search for an Andromeda and Ted Tonks story so I unfortunately read MFF first -_- lol However with your little hints and such and to get a clear understand of the backstory of the Holmwoods, I thought I'd read MTT. Obviously not many of us Harry potter fans are a big fan of Tom Riddle and I have honestly only read one Tom Riddle love fanfiction before but I believe, like you quoted in your story, "Evil is not born, It is created." In canon, it is always mentioned that Tom Riddle never loved. I find that unrealistic even though JK Rowling explains his inability to express love is due to the fact that he was conceived from a love potion. Sometimes I feel like she may have left any type of affection towards anyone in Tom's flashbacks so that the readers never felt any pity for him as well. I highly enjoyed your story and I believe it touched on a topic that is often never mentioned and I love fanfictions like this which make me think.. "What if.." sorry for all the rambling but I saw that you like reviews so here is my attempt at one, I hope it suffices ;)

Author's Response: Thank you for a lovely paragraph and not just an emoticon. Really glad you took the time to read!

Much More Than A Game by Hypatia

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
“Lord Voldemort has never had a friend, nor do I believe that he has ever wanted one.”
-Dumbledore, HBP, ch 13

Dumbledore was rarely wrong, only once did Lord Voldemort desire a friend. It started out as only a game, but became so much more…

This is the story of how the teenaged Tom Riddle met a unique individual and slipped from cold indifference, to affection, to friendship, to romance. Discover how even Voldemort’s cold and callow heart was once broken beyond repair. This is for anyone curious about how an imperfect love warped and twisted a corrupt young man into the Dark Lord.
Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 04/01/12 Title: Chapter 19: Hopeless

I have being reading your story since my Christmas break and just finished up to chapter 19 now.
I want you say that you're an amazing writer! I love this story. It is one of my favorites. I love reading stories before the Harry potter era especially in regards to the villains to hear who they were before. I love Tom and Lydia to work it out but we all know that will never happen. But it is good to see that you portrayed Voldemort as somewhat human because I never believed in that whole he never loved fully or never had real relationships/friendships. I believe he did but went about them the wrong way and I'm glad you portray him like that :)

Author's Response: Thank you so much! :)

You mentioned liking the villain's perspective, so I'm now going to do some shameless self promotion: feel free to check out "A Woman Scorned" (the story of Walburga Black), which I think is 'technically' canon compliant and while it certainly doesn't require being read to follow Much More Than A Game, it should go a ways to explaining why Walburga Black hated the Prince family and their proposed werewolf legislation. I think the closest it comes to overlapping with this story is when Alphard Black briefly meets Tom and Lydia in Chpater 12.

I agree that it seems unlikely that Voldemort never would have felt anything for anyone, though I don't think he ever cared enough about anyone to be able to put them before himself.

Thank you for reviewing,

Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 05/21/12 Title: Chapter 23: Dark Side Of The Moon

Lydia is finally turning over to the dark side. I have to admit the plan to pin Fenir and Loki against one another was rather dark. Could she possibly be more evil than Voldemort? :o

Author's Response: I agree that Lydia's plans for the Greybacks was quite dark and possibly on a level that Voldemort didn't ever really attempt. I think the reason for that would be that while Lydia's motivated by hatred and revenge, Voldemort's goal is power, but he remains fairly apathetic towards his opponents. As for which is more evil, I think that Voldemort still is in that he would torture or kill practically anyone for personal gain whereas Lydia is only targetting people who have attacked her first (although I'm certainly not trying to condone her actions). If someone had interrupted her plans, I can't imagine Lydia simply deciding that they were collateral damage, but if the same happened to Voldemort, he wouldn't think twice about killing them.

Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 04/14/12 Title: Chapter 21: Wild Card

I love when you update. It seriously makes my week. You're such a good writer! :] I cant wait to see what happens next with lydia and tom.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! :)

Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 08/20/12 Title: Chapter 25: Waking the Dragon

Good as always.
I want to say poor Tom, but we shouldn't pity him.

Author's Response: Thank you! :)

As for Tom, yeah... he really can't blame anyone but himself for how things are going.

Thanks for reviewing,

The Girl Who Loved Tom Riddle by The computer is an enigma

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Before he became the Dark Lord, he had been student like any other.
Before it was a sin, it had been a house like any other.
Before it all had ripped her to pieces, she had been a girl like any other.

People change. Sometimes for the worse.

This is the story of Hogwarts when Tom Riddle was there, and how the lure of the Dark Arts led him, and the people he dragged in his wake, to madness.


Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 02/25/12 Title: Chapter 4: Year One (iii)

Omg this is my new favorite fan fic!! I like to think of how things were before harry potter especially in terms of the "villians" ;] and you sure bring voldemort to the light..

I'm really enjoying this story so please update when you get a chance. :]

Author's Response: Thank you, and thanks for reading! I also like to imagine how things were before the actual story started, which is why I love historical fics. I'll definitely continue the updates, and hopefully the future delays won't be as big as this one was.

In Pursuit of Greatness by PoeticallyIrritating

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: This is Bellatrix Black as a student, a wife, and a faithful servant. A child and a prisoner. She is exactly who you think she is, and much more.
Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 07/13/12 Title: Chapter 1: Elegant

So good. Really gets that Bellatrix feeling across. Keep writing. :)

Shamrock by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: In the space of five months, Seamus Finnigan found himself out of one relationship and home, and safely ensconced with the rapacious Romilda Vane.

About to get married and move to Paris, he couldn't be happier.

But his friends have other ideas.

Disclaimer: I most definitely am not JK Rowling.

Another Disclaimer: All the chapter titles are named after films. I didn't star, write or direct any of them. And there's a good few I haven't even seen.

Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 05/24/12 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 -Stag Night

Ahh! I swear equinox you get me hooked on all your stories! You have even inspired me to start writing my own fanfic :) anywho I really enjoyed this story so far and cant wait to hear the real reasoning behind romilda marrying seamus! Eek! Update soon :)

Author's Response: Thank you for the review and the kind words. OOOH, what fanfic are you writing? There are two more chapters (I've just posted ch 5, so 7 in total) so you should find out soon why she's marrying him. Thanks again :) ~Carole~

Blackberries by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: When the sun dies, can the shadow exist?

George had liked Angelina since they were third years sharing blackberries, but Fred had got there first.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling; I just play in her world rather too much.

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for Round 1 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Major Characters.

This is also a (very) delayed birthday present for Lori (Weasley Mom) because I've been wanting to write this for her for absolute ages.

Thank you Kara and Jess for the prompts. I think I got them all in.

YIPPPEEEEEEEEE! Blackberries won the 2013 QSQ for Best Canon Romance. Thank youuuu!!!
Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 07/05/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Good as always :)
I always felt as if Fred was the stronger twin and it was nice to hear George's opinion about the situation in reference that he was living in the shadow of his brother. I also always wondered how George seemed to go on after Fred's death. Thanks for sharing your story :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review. I've had this story buzzing around my head regarding Angelina for a while now, so was pleased to finally get down to write it. I feel George/Angelina get a rough ride in fanfiction because people assume she was the love of Fred's life, when it's possible she only went to the Ball with him. I enjoyed writing this, so am pleased you liked it, too. ~Carole~

Teach My Feet to Fly by Equinox Chick

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Andromeda Black is not a girl who is reckless. Risks are for the foolhardy, and she is too clever for that. But she hasn't factored Ted Tonks' persistence into the equation of her life.

And Ted wants to teach her how to fly ...

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for Round 2 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Minor Characters. I chose the Music prompt.

The song that Andromeda listens to in this story is River by Joni Mitchell. It is beautiful.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I am not Joni Mitchell. I am someone who admires both artists greatly.

Ta lotsly to the lovely Natalie (hestiajones) who beta'd this and is a truly fabulous friend.
Reviewer: castrolovee Signed
Date: 07/31/12 Title: Chapter 1: Skating

Omg. I actually cried. I can't help it Harry Potter characters major or minor get me all worked up. Lol. Equinox you've done it again. You're my favorite author on this whole site. Keep writing more fabulous stories :)

Author's Response: Wow, thank you very much. :) I think it helped writing a song I really liked because I listened to it continually. Glad you enjoyed it, too. ~Carole~