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!
Cedric Diggory is far from perfect.
This poem received third place in The Sharp Challenge over on the Mugglenet Fanfiction Beta Boards.
Nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award.
Wow! I really enjoyed it.
Was the capitalization like this done on purpose? And what for? It kind of made me feel like Cedric wasn't perfect in that regard.
Poor Cedric... Hope he is happy wherever he may be.
Author's Response: Taaaa--I'm glad you liked it. The capitalisation was done on purpose, but mostly because I like poems written that way and really had nothing to do with Cedric, hehe. Cedric is one of my favourite characters, actually, and I feel like he doesn't get enough love. (Like this poem...hehehe) Thanks for the review. Lily :)
How sad and yet hopeful at the same time. You really captured Sirius in these few words. I especially like that he was "the wind caught in flying curtains." How sad that he fell through that veil, his laughter still etched on his handsome face!!!!!!
I've donated more than a few words. I think I should get some special prize for this. ;) *chuckles* Keep up the writing. Maybe you will reach a hundred stories soon!
Author's Response: YOU ARE AMAZING AND DESERVE ALL THE PRIZES ON EARTH! I WOULD KISS YOUR HANDS if we didn't live miles apart, which I am assuming we do :D
Summary: Fleur Delacour is but a trinket; but can't she be something more?
My entry for the Sharp Challenge at Poetry Anyone over in the forums
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.
Summary: 'I'm going to miss you, Mr Ollivander,' said Luna, approaching the old man.'And I you, my dear,' said Ollivander, patting her on the shoulder. 'You were an inexpressible comfort to me in that terrible place.'*
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!
Summary: A night of knowing, followed by a morning of quiet reflection and content.
My first James/Lily piece, and an entry for The Random Song Title Challenge over in Poetry Anyone. :)
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 :)
Summary: This is a poem I wrote originally to describe my experience at Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida during Infinitus 2010. Through my creative writing course in college (for my English major), I received some comments about it and made the poem towards my experience of the series & the fandom. As soon as I registered for Alohomora, I noticed there was a section for submissions and my first thought was to share this poem.
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!
Summary: Ms A Cadwallader wishes to improve herself and apply for a better job. Unfortunately, despite her impeccable qualifications, she is thwarted by a certain Junior Under Secretary for the Minister of Magic, who has let it be known that basic spelling errors can never be over looked.
This story, written in the style of a series of letters, first appeared in The Battle of the Genres over at the SBBC forum.
I am not JK Rowling. She would probably have been more amusing.
This story is for Minna because it was her birthday and she likes this pairing.
Thank you Natalie for liking the drabble and encouraging me to expand.
Winner of the Best Humour QSQ in 2012 - GOBSMACKED!!!
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.
Summary: Neville Longbottom. Fourteen years old. Trying to remember what it was like.This poem was written for the Random Song Title Challenge at Poetry Anyone (?) The title is taken from Adele's Don't You Remember, but the poem has nothing else to do with the song.
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!
Summary: I used the dead wood to make the fire rise; the blood of innocence burning in the skies... A poem about my favorite subject for angsty poetry, Draco Malfoy.
Nominated for a QSQ for Best Poem!
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 :)
Summary: What does Marvolo Gaunt find when he returns home?
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.
Summary: It was a cold October when hope was lost ...
Written for The Random Song Title Challenge in Poetry, Anyone over on the beta boards.
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.
Summary: It's over between Harry and Ginny. So who's the new girl? Is she the one or is she danger?Disclaimer: I am not J.K.Rowling
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
Summary: "What do you see when you look in the Mirror?" Harry asked him.This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff House writing for the Rosmerta's Mini-Gauntlet at TTB. These words are not my own - they are J.K.Rowling's property - but they are from my heart flown :3
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
Summary: Alastor Moody’s house was impenetrable. The door had ten locks on it, each requiring a complex spell to open. All his windows had been reinforced with all the security spells in existence. At least two Sneakoscopes were perched in each room. He had taken every precaution. He had added every security measure under the sun. He had thought of every possible entry point and fortified all weak areas. No one could get inside, no one, but they did. They did.
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 :)
Summary: Ginny looks out of her dormitory window, and thinks of the line on the horizon, and the boy beyond.
Originally written for The Random Song Title Challenge at Poetry Anyone on the forums, where to my utter surprise, it came third place.
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!
So be left to linger in an everlasting sleep...
In which death is nonexistent, and life cannot be reached.
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
Summary: This one was inspired by Lily's Theme from the Deathly Hallows Part 2 soundtrack, which I have been listening to on repeat for days. It's about Petuina reflecting on her feelings about Lily after she learns of her death.
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!
Summary: As they finish their last two years at Hogwarts, the Marauders each gaze into the Mirror of Erised. And they each see something vastly different that will affect the rest of their lives.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Inspiration for Illustration Challenge in the Great Hall.
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 :)
Summary: Through the tiny, barred windows of Azkaban, Sirius Black sees a man approaching the prison.
This is majestic_ginny of Hufflepuff writing for the Illustration for Inspiration Challenge 2012 over at the Great Hall.
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