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
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.
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*
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. :)
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.
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! :)
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. ^¸^
This story is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Author's Response: Glad you like it. Happy New Year.
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! ;)
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!
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.
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.
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 :-)
“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!
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 :)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!