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!
Since I write so much poetry, I thought I would make a list of my actual stories that are on the archives:
If I Die Young
His Last Descendant
In the Realms of Jealousy
The Autumn Air
A Darker Nightmare
The Ghosts that Follow
Kill It Before It Dies
The Sight of Her
A Christmas Meal of Snow
The Man of Hogsmeade
Set in Silver Stone
Pills and Potions
The Purity of the Turf
Pearls Mean Tears
The Ties That Bind
The Full House
Hot Off the Press
No Ghost is Safe
Qui Mortui Sunt (Those Who Are Dead)
The Suitcase Menagerie
A Conference About Spiders
Here are all my poems (in order of update):
His Only Friend
Negotiation With Death
An Unexpected Turn
The Coffin Brawl
One Sweet Night
Life in Technicolor
The Bice Day
The Day the Music Died
Shades of Grey
The Endless Road
The Foulest Creature
The Lone Sentry
If No One Will Listen
Just a Diary
An Empty Photograph
The Canvas Life
The Sun Sets in Paradise
The Banished Howl
Celestina's Songbook: Summer Lovin'
The Certain Dark
The Cursed Ruin
A Greying View
With Silent Wounds
The Snow Globe
A Wintry Lust
Today I Do Not Want To Be...
A Brief Star
Where is Your Heart
The Black Rose
A Failing Mission
The Darkest Realm
The Seasons Change
In Final Minutes
The Wrong Child
For the Man on the Street
The Silver Doe/The Silver Stag
Little Bruno and the Evil Elf
For the Hero
The Frost in Melancholy
It's Christmas Time in Diagon Alley
It Came Upon A Charm So Clear
A Ravenclaw's Blue Christmas
Corpses of the Shadow and the Night
You Just Wink (First Impressions)
Killing Me Softly
Don't Let Me Go
Pax Tecum (Peace Be With You)
The Show Must Go On
A Coming War?
At the Battlefront
No One Can Ever Know
Do you think of me the same?
Into the Forest
A Lesson with Biscuits
The Weird Sisters - B-Sides and Rarities, Vol. 1
A Restless Wait
Dawn (Go Away)
The Weird Sisters - B-Sides and Rarities, Vol. 2
on this side of heaven
Through the Mines
The Sparrow and the Wolf
The Necromancer's Army
Given the Chance
Gelido Dormitabis (An Icy Slumber)
All Hallow's Eve
Communi Damnum (Shared Loss)
Phoenix Est Lamentationes
Whoa! Poor Fleur... I think she is more than a pretty face to Bill, at least. But tht is exactly what Ron saw, and Roger Davies, and all the others... How disgusting, isn't it? But your poem was just the opposite! It wasn't just a pretty face!
Author's Response: That's the exact elemt I was trying to capture; while her beauty is something for her to be proud of, it is also a bit of a moot point for her, because like you said, all Ron and Rogerever saw was that pretty face; little did they know, there is so much more to her. She's a very dynamic character, I think, and I just really wanted to capture that.
Oh Luna. I love her strange optimistic views, and I could only help but think that she was able to pull Dean and Ollivander and even Griphook through the tough times down in that awful cellar. A really nice poem. The way that so few words can always capture emotion is a magic within itself. ;)
Author's Response: I love Luna. And I love you!
I shall feed the box!
And then, the couple dies... *mournful, scary music plays* Sometimes, I find myself thinking life is too short, and this proves it. But it also proves that there are beautiful things in life. Thank you for your words! ;)
Author's Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
Nice! I liked the walk through the life of a person living at Hogwarts. I especially found the last stsa to be very profound. Great!
It is nice to see how the relationship between the two was able to quickly lead to a date. :) Hehe! I laughed. I had to. I caught the spelling mistake right away, but I realized just how foolish it sometimes is to try to have that be perfect. English always breaks the rules, which really annoys me. I find that I spell "field" and "weird" wrong sometimes, too, because English seems to throw the rule book out the window.
But that is not why I decided to leave a reveiw. (Laughs out loud). I had to leave one because this made me smile. Great job, Carole. :) I look forward to your next story. ~Nagini
Author's Response: I think Percy, having realised who A Cadwallader was, made a move quickly. He is a Gryffindor, after all.
Thanks for the review. This was a light bit of fluff, written on the hoof as a last minute entry in a comp which I then expanded. I'm rather astonished at th reception it's received but also very pleased.
Here are a few words that I'm donating: I love your work. Hope that's enough words to satisfy your charity. :)
Author's Response: More than enough! THANK YOU!
The review fairy strikes again!
You enraptured me from the first line- swimming in smoke! I shivered and oohed and ahhed! I felt like a young inquisitive child again! Nicely done. I'm very jealous of the magnificent imagery you have here!
Author's Response: Wow; thank you so much! I'm glad that everyone seems to be enjoying this one; I'm rather proud of it. Thanks so much for your kind words :)
Very nice poetry! I think you really captured the mess that Merope left the house in, and I like thy she was stabbing at his heart. Perhaps this poem could be extended a little more- like an epic poem! But this poem is still short and sweet and to the point, which is also nice. :)
Author's Response: Thank you! I don't know if I'll ever have an epic poem in me D: I'm thrilled you mentioned those things.
Slytherin and Hufflepuff! Eeep!
What a beautiful tale! It felt so like a real story, and it was just magnificent! Great job. :)
Author's Response: I always ship Salazar/Helga, and I find it nearly impossible not to ship a a Gryffindor/a Ravenclaw and a Hufflepuff/a Slytherin. I think they actually compliment the other house really well. I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for the review.
How very interesting... To think that his archrival's fiancé likes Harry instead! I want to see where this goes, personally. Of course, I never really liked Harry's character in the first place- I've always been more interested in the other characters. So I like it when people write things not so canon. :) That's not to say I don't love a good canon story! But this story really drew my eye, and I really think it can go further than you have it.
Thanks for a great story!
Author's Response: Thank you, once again, for reviewing! I love canon but prefer to write beyond it :) If you're interested in minor characters, I have a lot of stories where I tinker with them. Yes, this is me pimping my author page lol. I'm surprised and happy with the positive reception of this fic. I will definitely write a sequel soon! ~ Natalie
An interesting take in Dumbledore. I can debate with myself whether or not he really did see socks, but perhaps I am able to better understand him now with what he said and felt. He wished for Ariana to be back, for things to e as they were again, and most of all, to be forgiven of his deeds that have caused him so much hurt and practically ripped apart his family.
Thanks for taking the time to delve into the mid of Dumbledore. I don't think I will be able to read about him again without thinking about this. :)
Author's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review! Dumbledore is my favourite character and I find him such a huge yet fascinating challenge to write. While this was written out for a comp, I like to imagine his answer had some heavy significance. ~Natalie
Wow! That fight was intense! You have an eye for what works. :)
I had always wondered how Moody had been overcome by Crouch. Thanks for giving me a story to fill that gap. It was really well done!
Author's Response: Cheers for that! I always wondered how Crouch and Pettigrew beat him too, so I decided to come up with a possible way. I mean Moody is really tough, the best Auror there was, so I figured they captured him with a combination of luck, and the fact that Moody had his wooden leg. Had Moody both normal legs - I would say that they wouldn't have managed to kidnap and imprison him. Anyway, I am glad you found my account believable, and that you thought the fight scene was good (I really wanted to get that right!) Thanks again for the review, much appreciated it :)
Oh! This really touched my heart. It was simple, yet powerful and graceful. Really beautiful. I do not wish to clutter such a magnificent poem with my unworthy review! So, I leave you with these words: Wonderful, beautiful, exquisite.... jealous!
that's such a pretty name
I'm gonna smile when
you say goodbye...
Narcissa Malfoy is a balanced person. She does not fly off the handle, she does not overreact.
But sometimes things happen. And sometimes people snap.
The song lyrics in this are from Miriam by Norah Jones. Big thank you to Alice/theblacksister, my awesome beta!
Wow. You did a very good job of capturing Narcissa's thoughts. When she repeated words, left some hanging... I'm very impressed. I've always wondered if Narcissa was troubled enough to do something like this or have the guts, because in the series, she seems more like she is on Voldemort's side because she isn't strong enough to believe the other side could win. All she cares about is that her family is alive... Perhaps, since you already did a good job on this story, you could explore that other aspect of her... It's just a thought, and I think you would do rather well with it. :)
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! :) That's a good idea, I've really enjoyed writing Narcissa in the two stories I've done so I may get a little more into that next time. Thanks for reviewing!
Depressing poems are what I live for. I really found that last line to be purely profound and hert breaking. Death is non-existent and life cannot be reached. Stuck between two worlds, huh? Sort of like Voldemort is. Sort of like Harry is, although he lives life moreso than Voldemort ever did. :) Seriously, you should join Poetry Anyone? in the beta forums!
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm really glad you liked it, and I really appreciate the review. Yes, I suppose it would be a bit like lingering between two worlds. :) I might try for Poetry Anyone on the forums later, but first I'd like to get a little more practice. Thanks again for reviewing! ~Ashleigh
Goodness gracious. I could totally hear sad music playing in my head. This was tragically beautiful. You seem to be very comfortable in this element of death and angst! I loved this poem!
How very interesting! What surprised me the most was that James strongly desired Lily enough to cancel out all other desires. But I think it would be interesting to see if the image would change once he got Lily...
You captured the emotions very well! Nice job.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! What a great idea, to explore how their desires changed. In my head, Remus's vision would certainly change--I thought about writing it as an epilogue. I think Sirius's vision would be quite different after Azkaban, that's for sure. As for James...I think that after finally getting together with Lily, it might only change as their lives grew more dangerous. Then perhaps he'd have a more solid desire for safety for Lily and Harry. Great thought! Thanks again! ~Gina :)
Go Sirius go!!!! I loved this little scene! Especially when he interacted with Fudge! I feel your characterization was perfect! Scared, bumbling Fudge to silly, cool Sirius! :) keep writing stories like this, please! They make my day!
Author's Response: Thank you! Writing Dark/Angsty stories are my favourite. Sirius is a very happy-go-lucky person in general, but I've noticed that whenever the Ministry comes up he becomes bitter. He seems to hold a huge grudge against the Ministry, and this along with the influence of the Dementors would have made him quite angry in Azkaban. Hence the mood of this story. Fudge is an idiot, honestly speaking :P. He would definitely have behaved that way in Azkaban, whereas Sirius, as usual, would be making snide remarks. I particularly enjoyed writing the interaction between the two, hehe. I'm glad you found my characterization was perfect; it's what I had been aiming for. :)
Once again, thanks for the lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed this! --Nadia :D
Ooooooo! This was awesome! I especially enjoyed the second to last stanza- haunted by what we did, what we didn't do. It sends chills up my spine! I never liked guilt, but this type of guilt I'm sure would cause people to go crazy...
Author's Response: This is the first thing I wrote after returning from a very long hiatus. It sort of just came to me. I've always wondered how the survivors could really move on after the war, especially the ones who have seen so much violence.
Wow! And the golden review goes to... JK!
I agree with everyone else in that this was magnificent. Especially those last two lines that stand alone. So much emotion is wrapped up in so little words... Profound impact! Great job. I stand in awe...
Author's Response: Thank you! I was rather pleased with the way this turned out especially as when I tried writing it in a more conventional style it didn't work at all. ~Carole~