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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
Vanishing Point
The Ghosts that Follow
The Baby-Sitter
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
Delayed Arrival
Hot Off the Press
No Ghost is Safe
Qui Mortui Sunt (Those Who Are Dead)
Deadman's Party
The Suitcase Menagerie
A Conference About Spiders

Here are all my poems (in order of update):

Her Hand
His Only Friend
Mad World
Negotiation With Death
An Unexpected Turn
The Coffin Brawl
Wasted Space
One Sweet Night
Life in Technicolor
The Bice Day
Dark Side
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
Death's Horizon
The Canvas Life
The Sun Sets in Paradise
Grand Adage
The Banished Howl
Hear Me
Celestina's Songbook: Summer Lovin'
The Certain Dark
The Cursed Ruin
A Greying View
Silent Ash
Left Behind
Save You
With Silent Wounds
The Snow Globe
A Wintry Lust
Hogsmeade Lights
The Calming
The Possibility
Today I Do Not Want To Be...
A Brief Star
Beautiful Disaster
Where is Your Heart
Fix You
The Black Rose
A Failing Mission
The Darkest Realm
Godric's Hollow
Hidden Mysteries
The Seasons Change
Petrified Desire
In Anguish
In Final Minutes
The Wrong Child
For the Man on the Street
Something Better
Faust Arp
The Silver Doe/The Silver Stag
Fallen Leaves
Living Shroud
Little Bruno and the Evil Elf
Eternal Ice
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)
In Agony
Killing Me Softly
Don't Let Me Go
Pax Tecum (Peace Be With You)
Blind Weakness
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
Gelu Fatum
Oh Henry
Of Substance
The Cave
Gelido Dormitabis (An Icy Slumber)
All Hallow's Eve
Communi Damnum (Shared Loss)
Phoenix Est Lamentationes

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Reviews by Nagini Riddle

Wolfsbane by Shiloh_Tovah

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: AU. Professor Snape finds himself in a bit of a predicament when someone from his school days shows up to teach at Hogwarts. Serena Wolfsbane, an accomplished Auror, takes up her new teaching position and discovers that there is definitely more to Snape than meets the eye. Follows basic plot of last 4 Harry Potter books.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/14/12 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

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. =]

Quiet In Our Town by the opaleye

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 13 Reviews Past Featured Story

The earth is taking back what it’s lost. There are new terrors to battle now.

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!

Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: Today we heard that someone left this earth.

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!

Her Eyes by Sly Severus

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: As Severus Snape lies dying, he stares into the eyes of the woman he's loved all his life.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/02/12 Title: Chapter 1: Her Eyes

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.

~Nagini Riddle

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.

Remembrances by The owl

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Ginny thinks of Harry and wonders if he will ever return from his mysterious mission.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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


The Last Enemy to be Conquered by AidaLuthien

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: On 31 July 2026, Harry's birthday celebrations are a bit different than normal.

This is AidaLuthien writing for Round 2 of the Character Clinic Triathlon.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/14/12 Title: Chapter 1: Happy Birthday, Dad

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?

Cruciatus by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: The suffering of an Unforgivable Curse.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/06/12 Title: Chapter 1: Shadows

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 :)

Falling by GinnyPotter95

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: Sirius's last thoughts as he falls through the veil.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: Through the veil

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

Fall Behind by Ars Letalis

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: October 3rd. They still haven't told him; it's likely never will. This is the most and least selfish act they have committed, and in spite of it all they just can't let go. One-shot, Remus/Lily.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/14/12 Title: Chapter 1: One

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.

Broken by iLuna17

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: Pansy rolled over, and her eyes found a white wall staring back at her. Everything here was white: sanitized, blinding, annoyingly bright white. Even the loose cotton she had been forced to wear was white. But there was a reason Pansy was there. She was crazy. Pansy knew she was, but couldn’t bring herself to care.

Yes, life wasn't turning out the way Pansy planned, but it was manageable. Until he came along ...

This is iMusic17 from Slytherin writing for Round II of the CC Triathalon (2012).
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/14/12 Title: Chapter 1: There are different types of crazy.

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!


Wandwork by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: The remarkable story behind Griselda Marchbanks' enigmatic reference to all those things Albus Dumbledore could do with a wand.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/08/12 Title: Chapter 1: Remarkable

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 :)

The Eyes That Do Not See by Envy_I_May_Be

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: All Petunia ever wanted (even if she never admitted it to anyone, including herself), was just to see. Is that really too much to ask?
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: The Eyes That Do Not See

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.

The Hungarian Horntail by PeppermintToads

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: A short poem about the first task.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/30/12 Title: Chapter 1: Deadliest of the Dragons

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. :)

Conversations by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 16 Reviews
Summary: Ron and Hermione have some news.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/15/12 Title: Chapter 1: Conversations

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.

The Clocks in the House by minnabird

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Andromeda reflects on her choices, not long after the birth of her daughter.

Nominated for Best Poem in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards

Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/30/12 Title: Chapter 1: Poem

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.

Crashing Down Around Me by Maple_and_PheonixFeather

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: There are many types of secrets. Some you keep for others, some you keep for yourself, and others you keep to avoid them.

When it came to feelings, I, Lily, was the greatest keeper of secrets.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/19/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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

The Winter of 1539-1540 by hestiajones

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Immortality comes with a quiet price.

Written for Random Song Title Challenge at Poetry Anyone (?). This poem shares the title of the Helios song, and only the title.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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!

A Dark Congregation by hestiajones

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: For the Death Eaters.

Written for Random Song Title Challenge at Poetry Anyone (?). This poem shares the title of The Hush Sound song, and only the title.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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...

The Absent Guests by hestiajones

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 4 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: On May 4th, 2012, Petunia Dursley found herself hanging.

This is a prose-poem written for the Who Arted? challenge at Poetry Anyone (?). It is based on a sketch done by welshdevondragon/Alex.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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! :)

Rattlebag by Equinox Chick

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: What is Gellert Grindelwald. A young man with so many sides.

This poem was written for The Sharp Challenge in Poetry, Anyone? Thank you Julia, for running such fab challenges and being an inspiration.

Disclaimer: JKR? Me? Noooooooooo.
Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 11/08/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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~

Reviewer: Nagini Riddle Signed
Date: 07/18/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Yay! A definition poem of some sort. I loved the crab apple tree part. An the lightning part. and the bag of bones part. Okay, all the parts. :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much. I liked the definition poems , they were fun. ~Carole~