Name: Joanna (real name Annamaria)
Age: well, over 25
Birthday: June 30th
Favorite Book: PoA
Favorite Character(s): Dumbledore
Favorite Professor(s): McGonagall and Moody (I know he was an usurper, but still)
Favorite House: Ravenclaw (seeing that I’m one)
Favorite Magical Animal: Blast-Ended Skrewts, only kidding, I kinda like Dragons.
Favorite Weasley: Charlie (or Bill)
Favorite Pet: A Crup would be okay
Favorite Order Member: Kingsley Shacklebolt
Favorite Wizarding Snack: Chocolate Frogs and I don’t know how Cauldron Cakes taste, but I would like to try them
Favorite Fanfiction? Marauder’s Era, I guess, a well written Snape/Hermione or a well written Canon Character/OC
BOOKS & MOVIES
Did you cry when Sirius died? Of course!
What about Dumbledore? I was devastated
All time favorite part? Hermione/Umbridge scene where she tells her that she had already read the entire book. Hilarious!
Do you like the movies as much as the books? Only PoA
Hottest HP actor? Gary Oldman
What scene did they leave out in the movie you wish they hadn't? CoS: When Harry and Ron are not seeing Snape among the teachers and he is standing behind them.
Favorite movie moment? PoA, Harry leaving the Dursleys and meeting Sirius/aka Padfoot/aka THE GRIM!
Least favorite movie moment? The hippogriff ride, that was cheesy and the whole GoF-yule ball scenes
Favorite character in movie? Richard Harris as Dumbledore
Favorite Movie? PoA
Do you think Snape is sexy? Kinda
And for the last question, how has Harry Potter changed your life? Completely
Rated: [Reviews - ]
I like the idea of pairing Sirius up with a girl not for her looks but for something else. I like the name Jade, even if it is a bit overused in fanfiction, but Kayleigh needs a bit more explaining, I think. I won't say she is a Mary-Sue, but you still have to explain so many things about her. Why did you make her beautiful? Why is she popular? Why is she befriended with Jade? I don't know whether you had a Beta-reader for this fic, but maybe you should look for one and hear out her/his opinion. I think it will be a rather excellent story, but I think you should get a second opinion before posting. Also, try to be 'gentle' with Peter, I know he is a bastard, but he was a Marauder and he was their friends. They wouldn't have chosen him Secret Keeper unless he was trustworthy till that point. Anyway, don't stop writing, just explore a bit and revise your stories before submitting. A bit of an advice if you don't mind, I always read them out loud and that way I get a feeling what's good and what's not. Keep working, I'll come back and read on.
Summary: PRE-HBP :: At the end of his sixth year, Harry Potter, the boy-who-lived, defeated Voldemort for the last time. But the tides of war have taken a toll on him, as much as they have taken a toll on his beloved Hogwarts and the entire Wizarding World. But when Harry returns for his seventh and final year at Hogwarts, the new traveling Quidditch team might be just what he needs to piece his life and his world back together.
I won't be doing anything more with this sotry, but since I like the chapter, I'm leaving it up.
Hi! Just dropping by for a hug! *huggles Haley*
I really enjoyed this story! Great description at the beginning, I just can see and HEAR it!
I, just like CMH, loved how you worked in Harry's latest adventures. I especially loved --- as it seems like everyone else --- that those Slytherins were mentioned. It seems that it's a World Unite.
*hugs Haley again* *giggles fangirlishly*
Summary: 6-year-old Sirius Black just wouldn’t listen; he snuck into the family cellar despite being forbiddened to do so... A broken artifact brought about a chain of events that’ll bring us to a different world. Although most of the events stayed the same, his absence brought about some minor changes - now Sirius is in Harry’s time.
This is a story that will reveal what will happen if the most mischievous of the Marauders joins forces with the ever-creative Weasley Twins. This is an epic tale that will reveal the mysterious myths and history of the Most Noble and Ancient House of Blacks. Be mystified, and roll over with laughter, as Sirius bumbled his way through his 1st year at Hogwarts in this alternate tale of the HP tradition.
A very intriguing Prologue and First Chapter. I'm really curious about finding out what happens next. It's a very original idea and I think you have kept the characters OC. I like Moody's interaction with Shacklebolt, those little details always make the story believable and enjoyable.
Author's Response: Thanks joanna ... believ it or not those details were just added in after my beta grilled me to do that and later Laura who modded this asked that I improve the transistions :) This site truly teaches you to write. :)
Summary: He pretends not to care that she’s using him. Adult!HG/SS, Complete. Angsty
A beautiful story, but I'm sure you have already heard that. Your story has so much emotion in it. I'm new to Hermione and Snape (just writing my first fic about them, but I enjoy reading about them very much). I liked the bit especially when he doesn't want to see her leave at dawn. I'm glad I've read it, although I don't read much R-rated fics.
Summary: A different sort of alternate universe... It is a world under the thumb of an ancient emperor. Muggle society has been oppressed beyond recognition. Wizards rule over all, their only laws defined by power. This is the story of a rebellion, a family, a traitor, and the long road that leads home at last.
Perfectly created sci-fi and fantasy worlds must work upon their own rules and ethics and have to have their own logic. That's what I've learned watching Aeon Flux, the series. And I really think that with your fanfiction you've just created this wonderful/perfectly working on it's own logic world, that's so enthralling that you have to come back for more.
Apart from that accomplishment, what I've really liked in your fic (I've got only this far, but I'll read on) was YOUR Lily. She is so strong and yet so vulnerable. Like mothers are. And those charms she kept? They actually made me cry.
I sorely miss Ginny, as she is one of my favourites, but you have incorporated Charlie, Albus and Sirius and they are enough for me to go on.
As a former history student I especially appreciate those little excerpts at the beginning of every chapter. Great idea!
What I'm trying to say:
I don't have JKR's email adress, but if I had I would recommend her to read this fic. It's beautiful!
Author's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and kind review. I'm so glad that you've enjoyed the fic so far, and I hope it doesn't disappoint you.
You aren't the only person to comment on Lily in the opening chapters of this fic, and I'm very pleased that she's been recieved so well.
I'm a bit of a Ginny fan myself, and as much as it pained me to eliminate her from the Weasley clan, I can't have Harry getting involved with her, and I wouldn't be able to resist. I know myself too well.
Thanks again for the lovely review. Peace! :)
Summary: Miss Granger and Prof. Snape make the awkward transition to Hermione and Severus...or is that 'Mione and Sevie? Throw in a game of MASH and you have a humorous look at the nature of first names.
Hi! I really liked your story. The chapters were well written. The second and third chapters were especially good. In the second I liked the little dialogue between Dumbledore and Hermione, in the third the athmosphere. I could really picture the whole situation: Hermione and Snape (excuse me, Sevie) standing in the kitchen, talking to each other. Good job, if you ever decide to write a sequel, let me know, please! Especially if there are kids of Sevie in it. ^¸^
Summary: What happens in a year full of meetings on top of the Astronomy Tower? Find out. A simple One Shot
This story is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Author's Response: Glad you like it. Happy New Year.
Summary: On the eve of his one-hundred and eighteenth birthday at Godric's Hollow, Harry Potter ponders the choices he has made in his life, even as he is plagued by recurring nightmares about those choices. Were his sacrifices worth his being alone? Will there really be many happy returns of the day for our Harry?
This was a very touching story! I really liked how Harry's dark side became Voldemort, how he haunted his dreams and tortured his mind. Very angsty!
I was never a Hermione/Harry shipper, but this story was beautiful. You have a very lovely way to describe feelings and I really liked your fic. And I can't believe I'm the first reviewer! ;)
Summary: Stepping into the minds and hearts of a few members of Hogwarts faculty during the moments leading up to and following HBP's heart wrenching climax. Stories of love and hate, longing and loss. Posted prior to DH.
What should I say that already hasn't been said? I love this piece and especially Albus's part. It was so him, that all he was thinking about Harry. Like when he still lived. And then that you gave him this feeling of triumph, he is thought to be above human faults and pettiness, like he is some kind of superhuman, but this feeling of triumph makes him a mortal being. I also liked Minerva's unrequited love, and that she was so 'demandless' about it.
Author's Response: I really appreciate your thoughtful comments on this story, joanna, esp. the bit about DD, as I'm particularly proud of that scene at the end. It is funny you should say that you also like the part about Minerva, as she was the reason I started writing fan fiction in the first place. I just kept thinking of her sorrow after DD's death, but also her resolution. I felt like I had to explore her character a bit more. Thank you for reading and reviewing!
Summary: A procrastinating Potions master puts his worst foot forward as he makes an unwavering, albeit unconventional attempt to prevent Hermione's marriage. Will forty-eight hours afford Severus Snape sufficient time to convince her that he is a supercilious and unmitigated nuisance? Written in response to the Spring Faire Festival's "I Want to Kiss the Bride" story option.
Hm, I thought I have already reviewed your fic, but it doesn't seem like it. Anyways, I really liked it and especially the fact, that you have kept them so well in character. I like Snape as a character, fanfic writers have so much to explore there. And one side of his character his strange sense of humor. And you've written it so well! Hermione is easy to be angered by immature-acting boys, so I say that will carry on when she is an adult and meets a slightly insane man. Her witty responses are hilarious. And the tea references here and there? Simply fabulous!
Author's Response: Thank you. This was a fun piece to write.
Summary: So many tiny things can change the outcome of our futures. How much do we already know? How are Ginny and Lily so much alike? Surprise weddings, painfull losses, and Ron without a voice, leaves the seventh year at Hogwarts to be the most interesting yet. Please review.
**Please see Author's note in Ch. 24, The Last Riddle**
A very interesting title goes with this interesting story. I liked your story and I can hardly wait to read on what Petunia has to tell Harry. But surely there will be twist to it. Dudley acted a bit out of character, but well, when we woman do everything for a man, why shouldn't they do it to? Anyway, keep up the good work, I shall come back for more.
Summary: It's another day in Harry Potter's life at Hogwarts, but things aren't what they seem to be. Harry thinks that all he has to worry about is his exams but he finds himself in middle of a weird fan fiction filled with clichés and mixed up plotlines.
Yeah, right, Exploding Snap... And I'm Father Christmas... *hohoho*
Anyhow, it's a great story! Simply hilarious! I really enjoyed the different plotlines and Harry's dirrrty thoughts.
Author's Response: He he. Thanks, joanna, for that lovely review :-)
Summary: *A story of love, faith and hope when times seem dark.*
The beauty and curse of life is that it always moves onwards. Life waits for no-one, and soon Harry Potter discovers that he has no time to recover from Dumbledore's death. Together with Ron and Hermione, he sets out to destroy the Horcruxes and Voldemort's rise to power.
Yet as the one thing that withstands dark magic begins to crumble, what will Harry's destiny become?
“I was going to tell you…” That's my favourite quote so far. I like your story, it's something that makes me smile.
Just keep posting.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review - and the banner!!! I'm glad you liked that bit, I'm not really very good at humourous stories...keep reading and reviewing!
Summary: Remus Lupin, resident werewolf of the Order of the Phoenix, meets Nymphadora Tonks, newly instated Metamorphamagus. Follow them through friendship to their ensuing relationship, which persists in attempting to happen, despite their best efforts. If it does, will they be ready?
I like this story very much. Especially the lovely details. For example Sirius being there when the Advanced Guard took Harry away. That was a really ingenuine idea.
Author's Response: Thanks! I thought Sirius would really balk at not being able to help Harry, so I added him :)
Summary: Warthogs is the reverse of Hogwarts. Everybody's personality is the contrary to in the books. It is a "humour fic" (If I even dare call myself funny) that tells the tale of the Final Battle. I wrote this because I was sick of writing depressing stories about unrequited love and death. It makes a light change to the rest of my collection.
I really liked this story, it was fun! I especially liked to see the students transformed. Bookish!Lavendar and timid!Draco (with his obesession about Inter-House Unity) were great! The hippos were a great idea, too!
And Snape with the dungeons? Flowerpower! (BTW, I liked the sunflowers on the wall.)
My favourite line: "They embraced like brothers." Simply hilarious! That was where I was shaking with laughter (and my roomate was eyeing me doubting).
Good story! It was really fun to read.
Summary: Lying in the shadows of Harry’s and Ginny’s love for one another, Luna has no option but to respect it, despite her feelings for Harry. Confusing times lures Luna to the woods where she finds the peace and quiet of her mind. After an innocent morning in the forest and fields, she emerges with a twist forming in her love life. One-shot.
Imma, this was a very sweet story! And I'm not a Harry/Luna shipper, but this story made it almost believable to me. The imagery is my hobbyhorse, so bear with me. ;-) It was wonderful! The scene took shape in front of me, and I just wanted to be there with Luna. It was really a wonderful day, and I can see why Luna enjoyed herself. The frog with the purple spots was very sweet, as he cocked its head, as if he was listening to Luna. For the first, I thought he might be a prince, waiting to be kissed. *hehe* Too much Disney, you may say.
When her heart was stabbed in the sixth year by Ginny’s kiss to Harry, Luna did not cry like a common girl would do.
I think this is really Luna. She wouldn't cry over unrequited love, she would take the blow and then go on. And she would be definitely 'generous' about it.
We’re both as sane as we always were, Harry...
And this sentence was just perfect. It was perfectly witty to say!
Thanks for this story!
Summary: Monthly Challenge #2
Draco learns what it takes to be a hero, while Harry learns that hero's don't always have to go it alone
This was a very interesting story and you have kept both, Draco and Harry well in character. Especially, Draco. I think too if he would denounce Voldemort, he wouldn't stop being a Slytherin and certainly he is not born to be a hero. A very enjoyable read.
Author's Response: Thank you, I really enjoy Draco\'s character and wouldn\'t want him to change too much either.
Summary: We've seen Hagrid's rage, we've felt Harry's betryal, but there were more there that day, when the man face the rat.
A muggle's confusion, a mother's pain, they were all there that day, when the man faced the rat
My son, my beautiful son...
And do you know what he did then? He laughed. He stood there and laughed.
I've read it and I like it. You are very talented, I liket especially the way you write the newspaper clippings. They are very good.
Author's Response: Thanks a lot joanna. The newpaper clipping were the bits I wasn't so sure about, so I'm glad you liked them I wouldn't exactly say I was talented, but I'm glad my humble attempts and fanfiction pleased you. P.S. Thanks for the lovely banner.
Summary: Remus Lupin has a lot on his plate and is feeling lonely and confused. He pays a visit to the Weasleys to try to get his priorities in order. Will talking out his issues help him, or hurt him? And how will he deal with an unexpected visitor? An HBP missing moment.
When Remus was outside, still near the door, he was sure he heard an outburst of sobs. He felt a pang of guilt inside and said with resignation to himself, “I’ve done it again.”
I like your story. Especially the thing Molly mentioned, that Tonks was resembling Remus with her looks. And Remus' outburst about 'I'm a werewolf isn't that a good enough reason?', I liked that.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it. I like the second quote (the one by Remus) too. Thanks for the review!
Summary: "You did not come here to play chess."
On New Year's Eve, Minerva McGonagall finds herself without the usual distractions of students and staff. She decides there is only one way to solve the puzzle before her, and that she will have to take a rather large chance.
This was a submission for the Redemption Challenge and contains huge howling unavoidable HBP spoilers.
McGonagall and Snape are my favourite characters after Dumbledore, so I've enjoyed this tremendously. I liked the chess game idea very much. Your writing style is very sophisticated. Ma favourite line: “If such a bond existed, Potter and I should now be not merely bonded, but conjoined – which would suit neither of us.” So Snape! *hehe*
Author's Response: In fact, I'm not sure which of them would be unhappier with that situation -- and you pulled the bunny line right out of the story. I had that and the chess game, and it grew from there. Thanks for reviewing!