I love Harry Potter fan fiction, because it allows my imagination to run free!
I probably could be doing something more productive, but since I love to read and write, and hope to be an author one day, this doesn't seem like a whole waste of time!!!!
I love this site so much. It really let's me challenge my mind and see things in a whole new light.
Go fan fiction!!!!!
EDIT: I am a poetry nut! So watch out for all my poetry and you can even check some of my poetry out on Poetry Anyone? in the Beta Forums, if you are able to get an account. :) Also watch out if you write poetry, too! I am sure to review it, and possibly leave behind a critique!
Summary: Rita Skeeter is an infamous journalist whose "savage quill has punctured many inflated reputations." But was she always like the annoying pest who Harry knows? What about her story? How did she become the Rita Skeeter we all love to hate?
This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff House writing for the Untold Story Challenge. It won the challenge, and has been nominated recently for a QSQ in Best General category. :D
Thanks to Fresca (Colores) for betaing! You really helped me give the story a coherent whole. And to Carole (Equinox Chick) too, for the “revenge against the ex” tip. :D
DISCLAIMER: All characters and premises belong to J.K.Rowling. However, the Corner brothers, Simon Rosier and the Thorntons are mine. ;)
Here are a few words and laurels for you: I love your writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was such a perfect way to write Rita! And now, I want to know more about her! Perhaps this needs a sequel? Like, about her various escapades later on.... Why she's banned from Hogwarts... But even if you don't, this story was great! *throws imaginary roses at the imaginary stage* Take a bow, hestiajones!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: THANK YOU! -bows- :)
Nominated for the 2010 QSQ Awards for Best Poetry!
You tell him Ginny!
Again, a great poem! A sonnet, too, no less! I think this would be a great idea to expand- perhaps some more sonnets following, turn it into an epic poem! Or something worthy of Shakespeare. Not that this isn't already! :) but I know you have a skill with words, and this idea could really expand! Even if you decide not to, it's still a funny, awesome sonnet! :) I totally laughed at the last line, because it captured Ginny's character so well!
Author's Response: Thanks, Nagini :) I'm not sure I'm up to expanding this as I'm happy where it's at but I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Summary: No one needed to die to go to heaven. It was a truth, and Merope Gaunt knew it.
THANKS to the amazing AMANDA (ahattab33) for beta-ing this. You were scintillating. ;)
This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for Watching the Mirror final one-shot. This story has just been nominated for QSQs in Best Dark/Angsty and Best History. :D
DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling.
How many times can I read this and still glow over how well it was written????? :) Yes, this is, like, my hundredth review for this story, but it is my favorite, and I just can't stop thinking of how well you captured the emotions! This Fiction made Merope my favorite character! :) Great job!
Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!!!!!! I'm crying, actually crying! Natalie, why did you have to make me cry?
This was beautiful, and it is wrenching at my heart and now I feel cold and light headed and a little miserable, yet happy... How can you have done this to me?
Okay, an automatic favorite, because it's about my favorite characters. I loved, loved, loved how you said that Merope hated the color green, because it's so funny how she viewed it. When I think of green, I think of new life, lushness, but she just saw hatred, darkness, and misery. Instead, she loved yellow, and I love some of your subtle inputs of that color, like when she felt a thousand flowers bursting in her, or when she was glowing... I appreciated that she love the rain, because I do too, but also because he found comfort in it, and peace.
The best line was when she giggled about herself already being dead, and my heart broke into infinitesimal pieces. It's so true! When people leave you, a part of you dies. It's so sad that Merope was so naive, and also that she ruined her life by being so ignorant of what was happening.
I appreciated, too, that she just couldn't stay at the inn because of the name Tom.
Another heart-wrenching moment? The fact that she believed in the fates! That theme throughout really drew it all together, and gave some insight into the character of Merope, who seemed to think that what had happened was directed more by some other force. It was also sad that she felt like her life was finally great when the fates had turned away from her! That was a wonderful unexpected turn.
But what really pulled me was when she was with her baby. No mother should have to tell their child that their sorry... I also found it pleasantly funny that both Tom and Merope had hoped that their child would be famous and celebrated. I know you did that on purpose, because of course, Tom did become famous, rather infamous, but he was also intelligent and handsome.
It's nice to know that Merope was finally at peace, and I hope there is no green where she is, because then her afterlife would be hell!
Again, a beautifully tragic story, and I'm finally calming down- well, my heart is still wildly pounding, but my tears have slowed down, so...
I have a request, Natalie. Would you consider writing about Cecelia's reaction to this entire affair? You know, Tom's Muggle companion. I feel pretty confident that you would do such a story justice.
What a wonderful Story! I'm sure it will haunt my dreams, and my later life when I have my own relationships and children...
Wow, that's probably my longest review ever! Keep up the great work, and please consider writing the Cecilia story!!!!!!!
Nagini Riddle :) :) :)
Summary: The whoosh of a speeding Bludger was followed by the scream of a female voice.
Slytherin Chaser Armis Berkley was knocked off her broom, and she fell through the air.
James Potter, Gryffindor Chaser, gripped his broom and sped towards the falling body, even though he knew he’d never reach her in time.
Severus Snape blanched. Berkley always pestered him in the common room, asking him to help her with Charms homework.
Sirius Orion Black jumped up from his seat as the rest of the spectators did. A single obscene curse escaped his lips.
Peter Pettigrew prayed. Dear God, please don’t…no…no…
Lily Evans gasped as an odd monotonous sound rang in her ears.
Remus John Lupin shuddered involuntarily. DUMBLEDORE!
This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff writing for the final in the MWPP class on the Beta Boards. This story has just been nominated for a QSQ in the Best Marauder Era category. :D Thanks!
DISCLAIMER: So not J.K.Rowling.
I love all your different perspectives! I especially enjoyed the bit about Lily- maybe you could write a story about her childhood?
Anyways, this was a very moving story. I liked what you said about death, because it's so true- its sudden, and you never know when it will hit. That's why we have to live life like its our last, because nobody wants to have regrets- there's too much torment and guilt involved in that...
Keep up all your awesome work!
Summary: What if Harry had a Godmother? And she was a Muggle? This story starts at the beginning of Order of the Phoenix and will be as canon-compliant as possible. This fan fiction will lead to a romance between Severus and the Godmother, an original character.
Ah, I have thoroughly enjoyed this story the second time around. It was just so much fun to read, and I fell in love with the story again. :) My only hope is that the accidental series doesn't end soon, because I want to be able to keep sharing in the life of Celie!!!!!! What a wonderful character you have created! I wanted to put this story up for a quicksilver quill, but it didn't meet the requirements due to when the last chapter was written, and I was very sorry about that. So I chose the Accidental Parents to put up in its place for best OC and Non-canon romance! :) In my mind, it has already won, even if it doesn't. Keep writing, Ruby! I love this series!
Okay I wanted to read this whole story before reviewing but I can't hold in my excitement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg! I live this so much! Another automatic favorite! I love Celie! I can't help but imagine myself in her place! I identify so well with her. Plus, since I'm reading the accidental family, I pretty much know her future, but I wanted to read her past. Great job!!!!!!!! I love you! You are my favorite author now! And since you took an unbreakable vow, you have to respond. :) how in the world did you ever come up with this?
Author's Response: My goodness, you have been a busy little reader this weekend! :) I just logged in and noticed how many reviews you have given me and I promise to respond to each one, but it may take a little while. Your enthusiasm in the series is greatly appreciated. I can't thank you enough for taking so much of your time and reading and reviewing my stories. It is so gratifying and exciting to see that someone somewhere is reading my work and enjoying it. Thanks for giving me a great boost of confidence! :) To answer your question, the idea for this story occurred to me one day while I was wondering "What would've happened if Harry had a Godmother?" Although Harry can be trying at times, he's always brought out the motherly instinct in me because he had such a crummy homelife with the Dursleys as an orphan. I always wanted him to have at least one decent person that he could call "family," so I created Celie's character. (The idea of a Muggle being inserted into the world of magic was just too tempting to resist.) Then, I started thinking..."What if Harry's Godmother was romantically involved with Snape?" That idea really generated a ton of possibilities because I knew that Harry would be guaranteed to have a royal fit when he found out. Also, the more I read, the more I was intrigued by Snape's character (and, of course, Alan Rickman's portrayal of Snape also played a big part!). When DH was released, I was quite mad that Snape had been so thoroughly taken advantage of by Dumbledore. (And don't even get me started on the injustice of what happened to him in the Shrieking Shack.) After reading the last book, I decided to embark on a one-woman mission to write Severus Snape a different (and much happier) ending. After finishing "The Accidental Godmother," I couldn't bear to part with the characters, so I described Celie and Severus's new life together in four sequels. Hence, that is the behind-the-scenes tale of how the "Accidental" series came to be. I can't wait to read all of your other reviews! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
The romance begins... *squeals with delight*
Author's Response: I'm glad to hear that you think the Celie/Severus pairing is a good one. :) Thanks for the review! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
I love the story! I love reading! And Celie is my hero!!!!!!!
Author's Response: You are so sweet. I'm glad to have you as a loyal reader and reviewer! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Celie!!!!!!!!! My goodness she empowers me and delights me! I loved all of her reactions, especially hitting the bowl out of the headmaster's hand! Classic! Plus, she had an outrageous temper and I can see why Snape comes to like her. :)
Author's Response: I reread this chapter to be able to better comment on your review and I have to agree with you - Celie is certainly an independent and fearless woman! Like you, I loved when she smacked the lemon drop bowl out of Albus's hand - he deserved that and so much more for his unkind comments. Also, I am enjoying rereading about how Snape and Celie's interactions are leading to something so much more than just being colleagues. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Here's my owl: hoo hoo I love this story hoo!!!!!!!
I would like I express my gratitude that I get to visit this world you have created (with help from JKR). While you continue to say this isn't yours, I totally beg to differ. It is! The plot and Celie are entirely yours!!!!! Inspired, perhaps, by reading something else, but still it is yours, and it is magnificent!!!!!
Nagini Riddle, a Gryffindor (but loves Slytherin people anyways!!!)
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Nagini Riddle! :) Your lovely compliments have caused my face to morph into a ridiculously goofy smile. Thanks for reading and letting me know how much you are enjoying the story. I can't wait to hear your thoughts about Celie's great escape! Happy Reading! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Celie doesn't stand a chance against those wizards and witches! I know she will make it out, but still you have me hooked!
I like to add, as an afterthought, that when they make this story into a movie (and they surely will, it is that awesome) I would like to request that I play the character of Celie! I will unashamedly admit that when I read this story, I play act it! And while I may still be a teenager, I feel like I could definitely pull off the role of Celie! Just a thought that will probably be a wistful daydream... :)
Author's Response: I can't wait to hear what you think about Celie's escape from the dangerous Death Eaters. Thanks again for sending me another kind review and, of course, you may play the part of Celie! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Oh another great chapter! And now I see the connection between this meal and the one Ashley has with Scorpio in chapter ten of the Accidental Family. :) teehee
Author's Response: I'm glad that you noticed the connection between Celie and Severus's night in the Bridal Suite and Ashley and Scorpius's honeymoon night. I thought that would be a great addition to the later sequel. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Yay for love! And that sneaky Dumbledore! Why does everyone think he is a matchmaking fool????? It seems every story makes him out to be... But I love it anyways!!!!!! :)
Author's Response: I don't know why Albus-the-Matchmaker appears in so many fan fiction stories, but I think that it is believable, so that's why I included it in mine. Plus, I love the idea of Snape being gently teased about his lack of a love life by Dumbledore. More good stuff coming up! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
*doubles over from laughter* *still laughing* *laughing...* *laughing...* :)
Author's Response: Poor Severus. When Albus wants something, he uses every trick in the book to get it. And I liked involving Minerva in Albus's scheme to fix up Snape with Celie. Thanks for letting me know that you're still enjoying the story! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Yay for uncomfortable silences and situations!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I love this story! I definitely wish I was Celie now! :)
Author's Response: Thank you for your unending support and enthusiasm! :) It is greatly appreciated! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Oooooooooohhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A smooch! I can't wait! Unless you are leading me on, there, Ruby Emeralds! I love this romance!
Author's Response: The romance-aspect of the story gradually becomes more evident in each of the upcoming chapters. I'm happy to hear that you are enjoying the Severus/Celie pairing. :) I really hope that you like the next chapter! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Evil evil evil... :) but I know they will make up! This is my favorite story!!!!! *squeals like a little girl*
Author's Response: It is so thrilling to hear that you are enjoying the story so much! :) Thanks for sticking with me! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Yay!!!!!!!!! Celie, ever the sexy and intelligent woman, is definitely my role model! A good thing she is muggle, just like me!!!!!!!
Anyways, I hope this review has fed the hungry monster in you. :D
Author's Response: This sweet review has definitely made me a happy writer. Thank you for taking the time to let me know how much you are enjoying the story. Happy Reading! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think perhaps you may have the initials of JKR- if not, it's still a great story!
Author's Response: The next chapter is monumental for our favorite couple. I can't wait to hear your thoughts about it! :) And trust me, I'm not J.K.R. Smiles, Ruby Emeralds