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
Murder in the Moonlight
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
Red is the color of death
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
Joint winner of Best Post-Hogwarts One-Shot at the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Wow! This was great! I loved how Fred and George were still able to joke around! What a great way to send Fred off... It's too bad he had to die... *silently cries*
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing :) Like a little thing like death could stop them! I know... *dabs eyes* Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
teehee! i want to see where this goes!
since it was short, i really dont have much to really say as to how ot improve it. when your next chapter comes out, i will have a better evaluation! keep it up!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! The next chapter is just waiting to be validated, so hopefully it'll be up soon. =]
The end of the world comes not from the hand of Lord Voldemort, but an incurable disease. When Britain falls, those that are left must keep on running.
And never stop.
Winner of the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Alternate Universe!
Wow! I don't know what to say! You built it up so much- and then I had to laugh at the end! It all started from that small bite from the Snorcack, or whatever that stupid creature was. Ha! See, Xeno, they can certainly wipe the world of something!
This story felt very "I am Legend"ish
Author's Response: Thanks :) Glad you enjoyed it!
I really enjoyed reading this in PA and now I still love it here! It's not too short! :) how did you get it updated so fast? My poem has been in the queue for nine days...
I especially enjoyed the last line- its comforting to know that he got to see her again after he died.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review and the crit in PA. I also love to think that Severus gets to see Lily again. Even after she's gone, he dedicates his entire life to her.
Wow! I love the rhythm it had! I especially enjoyed how you wrote mem'ries!!!!!! Way to take out a syllable! That, right there, says poet to me!
Author's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review, Nagini. Ellision (abbreviating a word like that) is very useful for making words fit into the meter, but I'm not sure that ellision a poet makes :P
Augh! i did not see this coming, until Ginny was holding flowers!
great job, though! it was great to find out what the families were doing after the war, and able to move on with their lives. Out of curiosity, how did Harry die?
Wow! Loved this poem! Am I correct in thinking that this is about the Longbottoms?
I especially liked how you placed the lines, staggering the stanzas. It really helps it move along in a jagged way, kind of like the cruciatus curse does. And the rhyme seemed effortless and beautiful! Wow! Not cheesy or silly, but absolutely stunning! *jaw drops to the floor in amazement* GREAT JOB!!!!!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it, I really appreciate the review. And yes, you are correct. I didn't set out to write about them, but as I was writing that's where it went. Thanks again! ~Gina :)
Oh, GinnyPotter! I love your wit! :)
This poem is still beautiful, and I would have given it an honorable mention for the challenge! Cheers!
Author's Response: Thank you thank you thank you soooo much for being my first review! This was just a quick thing I thought of for the challenge. Had to do the repitition for this though. Thanks again!!!!~Nidhi
i am laughing even though this is sad!!!!!! goodness, everyone loved Lily! she is such a vixen! :)
nice story, though! out of curiosity, what would lily have said if Remus had asked her just then?
these types of stories only make me dislike James Potter more... Lily deserved better! *chuckles*
Author's Response: Now, I wouldn't say that! I've always been fond of James, and I like to think that while both he and Lily did some unsavory things, they were both good people with a nice, albeit short, relationship. I'm glad you enjoyed it, though. ;P As for your question, I think Lily was just very confused and emotional and maybe not being entirely honest with herself or, for that matter, Remus. I can't imagine she honestly would have said yes, and I don't think Remus could've let either of them go through with it anyway. As Rowling said, Remus really liked to be liked, and he would never be able to take Lily from James due in part to that need. And in her heart of hearts, Lily really did love and want to be with James.
wow! i am all for odd pairings, and i really enjoyed this! what a dark/angsty story! you are really good at this. :)
maybe you could try another strange pairing?
Author's Response: I'm glad you like odd pairings. I blame Jess (ToBeOrNotToTypeThisAllOut) for Ron/Pansy. And, yeah, D/A is kind of my thing. I'll try another odd pairing, soon; I promise. I'm glad you like it, and thanks for the review!
So funny and great! :) I think, though, that they would have made him do harder spells than these- but since we don't know what happens at the N.E.W.T.s, it totally works!
Great dare! You should definitely keep letting people dare you to do these things!
Author's Response: Hi there! Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you liked the story. You made a good point about the spells being a bit on the easy side--but then you answered the point as well, because we just don't know much about 7th year and the spells they might have learned, so I had to do the best I could, and make sure Albus did a bit more than asked to make up for it. I'm glad it worked enough to make the rest of it worth it. And it wasn't quite a dare, more of a throw-away comment that I couldn't resist. LOL! I don't know if I should follow up on them if they all turn out like this, though. Thanks again for the lovely review! ~Gina :)
Again, I just loved this poem! It is so wonderful! I cannot fault it!
Author's Response: Yay! *Bows down low* My deepest gratitude, my dear.
Nice! I love the first two stanzas because of how you describe the dragon's appearance! I got a little scared of the Hungarian... :)
Author's Response: Thank you! I am very glad you liked it. I kind of struggled with those stanzas, haha. :)
Typical Hermione! :) I loved how you characterized both George and Hermione! Ron seemed really mature! Although, I did like how he opened the door the office with his wand! I really enjoyed it!
Author's Response: Thanks.
In my opinion Ron matured very rapidly in DH. His abandoning his friends was the catalyst. Malfoy Manor confirmed his feelings for Hermione, and the battle forced him to grow up. But he's still not afraid of using magic to shortcut things.-N-
Nominated for Best Poem in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards
There's a minimum!!???
Anyways, beautiful poetry. I love the sounds this produced, and clocks can be fun to listen to- and sometimes annoy me. :) But this was great!
Author's Response: Yes, 100 words minimum. Bleh. And thanks. Glad you enjoyed.
Augh! :) Remind me who Louis is again... Who are his parents?
What an interesting view! I think I liked it. Although, I'll admit, I was a little squeamish. However, I can tell that you are a very strong writer! Great job. :D
Author's Response: Wow, thank you! I'm really glad you took the time to read this, even if it made you uncomfortable. And Louis is the son of Bill and Fleur. Maple
Wow! What an ingenious idea!
In your first stanza on the last line, I have a problem with those last two words. I think the flow and rhythm would work better if it read "quite not".
With the second stanza, I feel similar for the last line. Maybe it should read "the hours after" or "hours after hours." it's just so it stays in line with the rhythm of the rest of the poem.
I loved it though! This will definitely allow the flobberworm to gain some fame!
I'm a Death Eater! Okay not really. :D
I of course loved it. I noticed, though, that the first two stanzas sort of rhyme, and the last two don't. What I mean is, in the first stanza, "masks" and "past" share the same vowel sound, and therefore give a sense of rhythm and rhyme. The same happens with the second stanza with "pink" and "eat." Just something I noticed. :)
I really enjoyed the spider imagery. It reminded me of the story, The Spider and the Fly, in which the spider does all he can to flatter the lady fly, and she finally gives in and he ties her up for a later meal.
Chills are running down my spine...
I loved this in PA even though I don't think I left a review.... But it is gorgeous prose! And I feel so bad for petunia. I'm happy to be seeing so many petunia stories now! Jut because it means that we realize Muggles are a part of this world, too! :)
So, I have returned to give a much longer (okay, much more in depth) review! :)
First, I am amazed at the ideas you came up with to describe Gellert, because I always have trouble coming up with these types of connections that don't actually exist in canon but have to come from my own perceptions. So kudos to you! The first stanza is rather perfect- I mean, you captured Grindelwald's intrigue and tempting personality, but showed how dangerous he was, and you did so in a refreshing way. True, sweets are usually used to show temptation, but I loved that Grindelwald was a "basket...[l]ined with glass shards." It really demonstrates the effect that he has on other people, pulling them in with his dreams and ideas, but he is not altogether a good person- that is, he is ambitious and his morals allow him to do just about anything in order to achieve his goals, and therefore, he is very much like sharp glass in a basket.
The second stanza, I think, is my favorite of them all. First, you used "lilting," which is quickly becoming one of my favorite words. So that definitely gains you some stars. But this is where I felt you really captured the image JKR painted for us readers- that of a laughing, golden-haired boy. Here is a playful nature associated with him, and he pretty much has a youthful spirit.
The next few stanzas once more reiterated that sense of Grindelwald reeling people in. It's what people in power do: they want followers. And people who are seeking power seek followers as well. So for me, this shows that Grindelwald has been the same man all his life, always enticing people into his plans and gathering followers.
Shift in tone! I am assuming that the second to last stanza refers to his reign, and subsequently, his downfall with the battle against Dumbledore. Here, though, is where his true colors are shown. What I really liked was the tie-in here to Harry- it was interesting that you described Gellert as a lightning bolt when one decorates the forehead of Harry. :) Not sure if it was intentional, but I think it's a nice way of relating lightning to power, and perhaps not always good power. I mean, Zeus was the god of lightning- and he wasn't exactly friendly or kind. And the lightning bolt on Harry came from an evil curse and power. And here, Gellert has power, but he is misusing it, and the chaos he creates is similar to a lightning storm. It was an excellent analogy. :)
And then the last stanza captures him in his last days. He is no longer a basket, but a bag of bones. The transition was very nice! It kind of makes me pity Gellert, because in the end, he is just like any other man, destined to die, and all that power couldn't have stopped it. If only he had seen it sooner...
So, in case you couldn't tell, I loved this poem! I liked the transitions, and how this poem not only defined Gellert, but also followed the path he took in life, demonstrating that the choices he made only led to him regretting what he had done, instead of being a happy man in power. It's a good lesson to learn, really: power doesn't necessarily equate to happiness and invincibility (and immortality). You would think man would have learned that by now from all the history we learn. Alas, men always seem to think they can do better than those before them.
Okay, enough of that tangent. Great poem, Carole. :) I have enjoyed reading and learning from it! ~Nagini
Author's Response: Thank you very much. Yes, i like the word lilting, too, but I possibly overuse it, especially in poetry - ooops - so I'm trying to wean myself off it - ha ha.
The lightning bolt and Harry reference was intentional because we always associate lightning with Harry and something good, but really he had the scar because of something destructive. And Gellert was a destructive person, until the end when I think he showed real regrets. -sigh- Thank you, again ~Carole~