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In the Eyes of Others by Vindictus Viridian

Rated: Professors •
Summary: Severus has never seen the appeal of repetition, particularly of things that ended badly the first time. In his life, he has kept one pet, owned one broom, and had one close friend.

Winner of Mod Quicksilver Quill for Best Novel! Thanks, all!

Rating and warnings do not apply to all chapters; I just didn't want anyone hooked and then shocked.
"What is it?" His mother held out her hand, and he put the letter in it wordlessly. "Are you eleven already?"

His father lowered the newspaper to look at the calendar. "Yesterday. ‘Appy birthday." And that was the end of that.

Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 02/10/13 Title: Chapter 1: The Letter

Wow, this was amazing. It must have taken so much time and hard work to research and make sure your story was weaving in properly to cannon; create a whole new compelling story line that not only fit, but added more depth and dimension to the original story and the characters than even the books were able to do; and to make the whole thing interesting and exciting to read, despite the reader knowing what is going to happen in the end. The characterization was so realistic, you made it look easy--all the characters sounded exactly like themselves; and the pacing of the plot was so interesting, I could barely pause to contemplate what I had read because I wanted to keep reading--(which is of course a hallmark of the HP books, themselves).

At first, I wondered why you started with an alternate universe, then realized that you had written this before the seventh book even came out, which makes this even more amazing. Out of curiosity, what did you think of book-Snape versus your-Snape?

Finally, I know I touched on this earlier, but it's worth mentioning again. Your Snape felt so much more like a real person to me than the one in the books, and his self-awareness is so heartbreakingly accurate, except for the one time he says: "If I had allowed myself to love her". He did love her, he just never allowed himself to be happy. That part makes you feel so sorry for him.

I could go on and on (I just spent two days worth of free time reading this, and enjoyed every second of it.)...but I hope you write more novels and post them up, this was a pleasure, and a privilege to read.

Thank you. :)

The Phoenix Speaks by Slian Martreb

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Fawkes reflects.
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 02/10/13 Title: Chapter 1: The Phoenix Speaks

cool! very well done :)

Defying The Hayflick Limit by Seren

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Greatness required courage beyond that of any mundane Gryffindor.Tom Riddle will gain a new facet of immortality, an army, and the Dementors will have new children to spawn.
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/08/13 Title: Chapter 1: Defying The Hayflick Limit

ooh...chilling and creeeepyyy.....but very well written. YIKES!

Slings and Arrows by Clare Mansfield

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: "Look...at...me" As Snape's life leaves him in the Shrieking Shack he reflects on the decisions that have led to this moment, and the love for a woman he could never quite forget. Post DH.
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/09/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

interesting! well taken :) i like the philosophy of it, too.

The Seven Potters by Gmariam

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Harry is about to leave the Burrow for the final time when his six doppelgangers give him something to think about. Set during book seven and based on the chapter of the same name, but having little to do with it, really.
Winner, Quicksilver Quill award for Best Humour story.
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/11/13 Title: Chapter 1: The Seven Potters

loved this!

Author's Response: I'm glad! Thank you so much for the review! ~Gina :)

Taking Direction by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: What if the characters in the Harry Potter films were portrayed—not by actors—but by the book versions of themselves, as created by Rowling? How might things unfold on that set? What would the characters think of the changes made from the stories they’d already lived out… to the ones written for the script?

This fic is a series of one-shots, posted as chapters, each from the perspective of a different character who is dealing with the changes occurring between the book and the script.


Holy Movie Canon, Batman! This fic won the 2011 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Chaptered Humor Story. Thanks so, so much!


Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/08/13 Title: Chapter 4: Fired Up

These one-shots are hilarious! What an interesting idea!! And it provides a much needed release of frustration that I'm sure many felt during the films. :)

Author's Response: Aw, thanks! So glad you enjoyed it! More to come!

Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 10/25/13 Title: Chapter 1: Jazz Hands

Hey! I just want you to know that even though I haven't checked out mugglenet fanfiction in several months, I still came back to see if there were any more chapters added to this story (it was hilarious and memorable!) Hope you keep doing what you do! (That is my not-so-subtle way of being annoying and asking if there is more to come?) :) --sincerely, your fan! :) ps--I think there is definitely scope to publish this..!!

Forever Entwined by lucca4

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
“Love and hate are such strong words, they also cause so much pain.”

From the first time Rose Weasley saw Scorpius Malfoy on the Hogwarts Express, she knew they were fated to be enemies. At least, that was the plan. But as the years went on, she found that it was easier said than done. The gap between who she was and who her family wanted her to be was always widening. Her life becomes a tangled web of mistakes and regrets as she finds herself drawn to the one boy she was told to hate, until finally she makes a choice. A choice that might have just lost her the only one who had always been there for her…
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/12/13 Title: Chapter 1: Forever Entwined

really well done--a beautiful love story in vignettes; love the style and the characterization!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! Your review made my day :) xx Ariana

Not Alone by The_Real_Hermione

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Teddy Lupin appears to be surrounded by love and happiness, yet sometimes death and loneliness overshadow everything he does.
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/11/13 Title: Chapter 1: Not Alone

Aww...poor teddy. Very well written! I could imagine him going to the shrieking shack, though I never thought of it before.

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for posting a review! I think Teddy would feel really connected to the shrieking shack, because in my head canon, Harry would have told Teddy everything about his parents (so Teddy didn't have the hero complex problem Harry had with his own father), so Teddy would have felt especially connected to his father in the shrieking shack. I'm glad that was believable. Thanks again for reviewing! ~Katrina

Peace and Quiet by Simply Being

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: “And quite honestly,” he turned away from the painted portraits, thinking now only of the four-poster bed lying waiting for him in Gryffindor Tower, and wondering whether Kreacher might bring him a sandwich there, “I’ve had enough trouble for a life time.”*

In search of some peace and quiet, The Gryffindor boys are reunited after the Final Battle.

*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, page 749, American edition

Nominated for Best General Story in the Quicksilver Quills 2011!
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/12/13 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

wow, i got goosebumps. (the good warmth inducing, aww kind). It feels so peaceful! Lovely take on this part of the story. :)

Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/12/13 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

wow, i got goosebumps. (the good warmth inducing, aww kind). It feels so peaceful! Lovely take on this part of the story. :)

Lily's Eyes by XenaTwin

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Just a short poem, about Lily... and Harry going to Hogwarts, from Snape's POV

Lily's Eyes has been nominated for the Best Poetry Quicksilver Quill award. Thanks so much for the nomination!
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/08/13 Title: Chapter 1: Lily's Eyes

nice one :)

Harry's Story in verse by XenaTwin

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: As the title says, it's basically the whole story in Limerick form. Hope you like it.
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/08/13 Title: Chapter 1: Harry's story in verse

Really cool! I like the rhythm in this one; very catchy.

Author's Response: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed :)

Neville's Song by XenaTwin

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: A story about Neville and the thoughts that may have led him to the hero he eventually proved himself to be.
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/08/13 Title: Chapter 1: Neville's Song

another really good one :) i feel like my comments are getting repetitive.

Author's Response: Thanks again. Never fear being repetitive... you are very good for my ego :)

A Phoenix Cries by XenaTwin

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Dumbledore's thoughts just before his death.

A Phoenix Cries has been nominated for the Best Poetry Quicksilver Quill award. Thanks so much for the nomination!
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/08/13 Title: Chapter 1: A Phoenix Cries

WOW! This is the BEST poem that I've read on here. Most of them get so vague and abstract and boring, I always end up disappointed. This was great!! It paints the perfect picture and the words flow so smoothly and easily. I love the last line. Great work!! :)

Author's Response: Thank you for the glowing review :) I'm very glad you liked it. I enjoy getting into the heads of the characters but I enjoyed writing this one especially much. Dumbledore is such an interesting and deep character.

Snape's Death by XenaTwin

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Snape's thoughts in his final moments.
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/08/13 Title: Chapter 1: Snape's Death

aw :) You have a really great ability to transfer the emotions that were there in the chapter into poetry form. That's really hard to do, and yet you make it look so easy.

Author's Response: Thank you :) Sometimes it is very easy for me. I've always had a knack for it and poetry just comes to me and demands to be written down. But sometimes I have to really work to get some of the lines to work out correctly. Often I have to let them sit and simmer until they finally appear to my brain on their own, maybe even months later. Trying to force it into completion sooner doesn't always work out as well. For this reason, I never post anything until it feels finished to me.

Azkaban by XenaTwin

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Sirius' POV after the death of Lily and James, and his incarceration.
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/08/13 Title: Chapter 1: Azkaban

amazing! you've renewed my faith in fan-fiction poetry!! :D

Author's Response: lol Thank you. I have always enjoyed good poetry and enjoyed trying my hand at it. I was not satisfied with the work I found online so I just decided I had to write what I found lacking myself. I am so glad it can be satisfying to others as well :)

Vigilance! by XenaTwin

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Mad-Eye Moody's last thoughts, as he prepares to lead Harry and his protectors away from the Dursley's home.
Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/08/13 Title: Chapter 1: Vigilance!

Wow, this even sounds like him!! This is really great!! :)

Author's Response: Thanks, I tried very hard to channel him :)

The Latecomer by HalfASlug

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: It's the day every Weasley has been dreading since the battle and now it's George's turn to speak. However, before he can begin, he is rudely interrupted by a latecomer.

Joint winner of Best Post-Hogwarts One-Shot at the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards

Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 02/20/13 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Have you no pity on my tear ducts!!?!??!

Seriously, though. Very well done. My favorite part was the giraffe thing. I just wanted to give George a hug the whole time. And magic Fred back to life.

You wrote it in a way that made it so realistic, touching and honest.

But now go write something funny. Please.

Author's Response: Nope. Giraffes are pretty awesome so I can see why you liked that part. More giraffes in life would be lovely. But anyway, thank you for reading and reviewing and I'm pretty sure we can find a way to hug George. Somehow. Maybe just hug your computer and hope he can feel it or something?

Wind's Nocturne by Acacia Carter

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: There is magic the likes of which humans can barely remember and seldom experience. There is, however, a handful of men privileged enough to experience a part of it: the Dryad's Consorts.

Written for the last third of Madame Alex's Character Triathalon!


Many thanks to Maple for the beta; I couldn't see myself sending this one to anyone else.

Anything you recognise is JKR's. Anything you don't recognise is possibly mine, but probably JKR's.


Wood-nymphs, more commonly known as Dryads, are first and last mentioned in the Potterverse by Fleur in Goblet of Fire. In Greek mythology, these cunning magical creatures are entirely female, and must capture and seduce human men in order to bear daughters and heirs to their forests. In other works of literature they are described as bold and highly territorial, with voracious, er, "appetite" for particular intimate activities. So, basically a shy Herbologist's every fantasy...

Reviewer: socks2 Signed
Date: 03/11/13 Title: Chapter 1: Wind's Nocturne - One-Shot

Wow, this is so amazing! I was so mesmerized by what was happening, and I loved the philosophy and magic behind it!!