Hello fellow fanfiction lovers! I am Elsyra, but feel free to call me Elsie. Now, there are three things you should know about me:
1) I am a tiny, magical Hufflepuff,
2) Reviews are my world, whether receiving or giving them, and
3) Beta-ing and constructive criticism are very important to me, but I also do like stories that are purely written for fun--and fluff. Can't leave out that, now can we?
While I love many different fanfiction topics, including Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and ANYTHING Shakespeare, Harry Potter is especially full of memories for me. It is a treasured part of my childhood for which I thank J.K. Rowling profusely.
As for fanfiction topics, I like just about anything. Mystery, spiritual, and romance are just a few favourites. Pairing-wise, I'm fine with anything canon, but I'm not a huge Ginny/Harry fan. Favourite canon pairings include James/Lily, Lupin/Tonks, and Ron/Hermione. I enjoy Draco/Harry stories, but I also like Draco/Astoria and canon Next Generation stories. Let me spare you the details of a certain Potter forum I participate in on another website--there are tons of intricate, crazy plot lines.
If you ever find yourself in need of a beta reader, I am open! However, please know that I will be honest with you on what needs work and/or an outside opinion. Conversely, I welcome critiques of my own stories.
That's all for now, folks! Off to start writing...
“Let it be known that at Noon on the Twenty-Fifth Day of December in the Year 1998, the war criminal Harry James Potter, Undesirable No. 1, shall be put to Death for crimes against the Empire. This Execution will henceforth take place in Diagon Alley as a reminder to all Citizens of the unrest that the Dark Lord has so generously ended on their behalf.”
He had harboured his secret for years, but time was running out for him to act on them. So, what would Draco Malfoy have to say to Harry Potter the night before the execution?
This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Alternate Universe.
I enjoyed this very much, and although I am a huge Drarry fan, I agree that it takes A LOT of work to make plausible. You really managed to capture the raw emotion in each character, and Draco's action in ending Harry's life really resonates with yet defies his character at the same time. I enjoyed your take on him, especially since many stories featuring Draco tend to be OC or OOC. I also wish J.K. had been a little more forgiving toward her character and give him a nice redemption factor, besides what was in the epilogue. I dislike the epilogue. Ahem, back to the point--although this fic was very sad, I think you did a wonderful job writing it and I enjoyed it very much.
I'm really happy you enjoyed this as a legit Drarry shipper, Elsie. We don't have many of those around here, so it takes a lot to win over the canon crowd. It takes a lot just to conceive something where they would even go there, let alone there be anything to happen at all, so that I managed to gain the appreciation from both sides of the fence is a relief.
Personally, I think JK dropped the ball a bit on her portrayal of Slytherins, in general. Think about it; they are often portrayed as either slobbering morons or scheming devils. The amount of antagonism is grossly out of proportion with the rest of the houses. Some of it may be the point of view, since Harry is convinced early that Slytherins are bad, but a good reader can see past a narrator's prejudice and discern some truth from that. JK didn't leave much truth outside of Marcus Flint being a buck-tooth moron or Crabbe and Goyle being Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber with no talent other than torturing people.
Anyway, I'll shut up now. It's nice to talk characters with someone who ships fun things like Drarry but still understands that OOC doesn't have to be the rule rather than the exception for a ship to sail.