Hi everyone bothering to read this! I'm Mary Kate, and I'm 16. I hope you like my one shots and Last Chance, which has recently been overhauled. The next chapter is in queue.
I am a Beta for Perfect Imagination under the name MaryKatePeverell. If you want me to beta for you, you can email me or search for me on the PI site. My certificate is at the bottom of this page.
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"Banking on Happy Endings"- Hermione's POV, teeny vignette/missing moment of internal dialogue. done.
"Courage". Neville/Other character. Set alongside HBP but with little Harry involvement. Probably around 5 chapters. almost done.
"Forever". A Ron/Hermione one-shot about summer at the Burrow post-DH. Very fluffy. done.
Sequel to Beyond King's Cross. Not started.
P.S. I know "phoenix" is spelled incorrectly in my penname. I did that on purpose so it would be easier to find in the directory.. lol.
Recently Added: "Snapshots"
Next Up: "Maybe"- a H/G oneshot, and Ch7 of LC, and a teeny-tiny Hermione POV missing moment/ vignette.
Cat and Mouse- Red Jumpsuit
Time Bomb- Faber Drive
The Glass Parade- Cary Brothers
Shine on- JET
Little House- the Fray
Lonliest Girl in the World- Cary Brothers
24 Story Love Affair- Faber Drive
Summary: Adhara Jocelyn Black has always been torn between her loyalty to James Potter, her cousin Sirius's best mate, and Lily Evans, the sister she has never known. But in her seventh year everything changes. Join Jocelyn, Sirius, Lily, and the rest of the Marauders as they battle for their lives... and loves...
poor jocelyn. HOW COULD BELLATRIX BE SO CRUEL? aaaahhhhhh! poor jocelyn! poor angsty story! oh, no, poor sirius too... this is one big sad chapter!!! but i love it, and i don't mind the blackcest that much! GOOD JOB! 10/10
This story has affected me in more ways than probably any fanfic I have ever read on the Mauraders. Jocelyn is amazingly fabricated, and I keep thinking that she was really a part of the books. Never have I been more convinced that truly loving someone is letting them go. Tearjerker. Please, please, please write the reunion one-shot ASAP!!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I\'m not sure if you know, but I have written two one-shot sequels to this, plus a one-shot prequel. I still haven\'t written Maybe It\'s Me, though I plan to do so before the year is out, so keep your eyes open!
Summary: Set 2 years after the trio’s graduation from Hogwarts. One-shot songfic to Toby Keith’s “I’m Gonna Rock You, Baby”. The title will make more sense once you read the story. Ginny Weasley’s heart has been broken, and she goes to Harry for comfort. So they decide to meet at the newly-built Dragon Heart Café in Diagon Alley to talk. Ginny goes seeking a shoulder to cry on, and Harry goes seeking to console the girl he has secretly fancied since the Department of Mysteries, but they both end up with something much more… Rated PG-13 for a brief substance reference (with Ginny and her ex) and sensuality (in the actual song).
This plot has the possibility to become a great story. You tried, that much is evident, but there are some things you should know. 1) To make it less confusing to the reader, I usually italicize or bold diferent parts of the story using html code. For example, I would have italicized the letter correspondences between Harry and Ginny and bolded the songfic parts. You can find the codes acceptable in MuggleNet fanfics under the "Help" section. 2) Song fics are incredibly hard to pull off. In my opinion, this fic would have been a million times better if it just didn't have the song lyrics in it! To you, who has heard the song, it seems to fit perfectly, but as I haven't heard the song, it just ends up ruining the flow of the story. I think you could work some of the dialogue in the song into the dialogue in the fic, but without actually using the song. You could just give credit to the artist in your ending authors note, saying something like, "this was based on the song 'xyz' by so and so". 3) Ginny and Harry were pretty OOC. I think Ginny would have tried to stay stronger in public about her breakup with Matt. She is a strong girl, not a weak little kitten! Harry's POV was okay, but it was just that- okay. It was rather bland and didn't show any of his dynamic personality traits. 4) The whole plot with Matt was really confusing. He just randomly dropped her off at Scarlet University one day? Why would that be "using" her- wouldn't it be more like leading her on? I think you should go more in depth with it, and explain it more, maybe have Ginny tell the whole story to Harry in the cafe instead of just saying she told him. Besides those small things, I think this fic was pretty good!! I hope you found my critiquing useful!! Sincerely, Mary Kate <3
Summary: It's just your average, boring Summer day on Privet Drive. Or is it? Harry is stuck doing another one of his many thankless chores, when he hears something VERY interesting coming from Dudley's room and goes to investigate.
that was really funny and original, made me laugh. very good, descriptive writing. awesome!!!!! 10/10
Summary: One-shot. Draco Malfoy has made a choice, and there is no turning back. But is it the right decision?
Wow. I read this, and I was awed. What an original idea! The writing is so elegant! It makes you think Malfoy actually has feelings and conflicts in his mind, which I LOVE. In the real books, I used to hate Malfoy, thinking there was no point to him. But in the socth book, you can see he grows and changes like the onther characters! As my English teacher would say.. a round character... you showed that wonderfully! I LOVED it! Fabby through and through! 100 out of 10! ~luv, Mary Kate~
Author's Response: Thank you! I really like the stories that protray Draco as a person too. Lots of people think he has no feelings because, well...we see him through the filter of Harry's thoughts and emotions. I enjoy working through the minds of bad guys too :D Thanks for the review!
luv scarlet veil! hurry with the next chapter! very good
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For all of you who wanted an update, I have a proposition. You may or may not like it, but it's all I can offer.
Check review challenge for the last chapter. details there!
James and Lily Potter were possibly the most famous parents in wizarding history. We know alot about their adult life, but what do we really know about their childhood? Even Harry never knew about the Drama, jealousy, danger, friendships, happiness, sadness, resentment,confusion and love that his parents went through as children. Here, their lives, from when the two of them were eleven to when they were brutally murdered at only 21, is recorded. Lily and James Potter were unsung heros. This is their story.
omgomgomgomg OOOOOEEEERRRRR! That was awesomely awsome! I LOVE IT YOURE ALREADY ON MY FAVORITES!!!!!! Thx for writing such a good story. luv how it starts when they're in first year, and the mutual attraction is SSSSOOOOOO cute! makes me remember being 11! :))) Five hundred million billion trillion whatever gold stars!!!!
I'm trying the challenge:
Callista you suck, you liar!
They would have been your friends!
Why can't you see he loves her not u?
You may be a bitch but it doesn't pay!
She gets the guy in the end and
Their son is a hero
You'll be a Death Eater before long
Any 11 year old that evil is not one to befriend.
sorry, it's pretty bad! i'm really bad at poetry, that was kindof a stream of conciousness type thingy. Oh and could you check out my Lily James? Called Last Chance, lyou can just do a search or whatever. havn't gotten reviews in forever! congrats you'll be a writer someday!!!
Author's Response: Hey, thanks for the hypo review!! lol :) Its pt me in an even better mood, I'm thrilled to hear I'm on your favs list. thx for liking my story!! Whoah, that's a lot of stars dude...COOL! where did you get that many anyway, stars don't go on trees. Or do they.....:) Cool poem, It's making the judging arder and harder! I'll definitely check out your story! Wow, I defs hope I will be a writer, for the pure fun of it! Obviously not as a full time job, and can hardly picture my book on a bestsellers list, but a spare time when I am bored type thing would be excellent! Thanks again!!!
you did pick the best poem for the review challenge thingy. that one was awesome!!! (mine sucked.) anyway, I'm thinking about using your review challenge idea for my story!! I hope you don't mind, and of course I will give you credit... you don't mind, do you??? I hope not, it's a great idea! anyway, thanks a bunch, ~mary kate~
Author's Response: Yours didn't suck!! I swear!! Your being excellenmt about it, so you earn brownie points for that one!! :) Of course you can use the idea, The only way i would say no is if I wasn't given credit for the idea!! Besides, I doubt it will be long before half the authors have used it without my permission and it becomes a boring no-new thing, I have seen that often on this site!! Thanks for taking the trouble to ask first, It is much appreciated!!
you can do italics by putting a around your words and then endong with an ... go to help. i dont know if this wills how up. lol. just telling u cuz when i was new i had no idea how to do tghat stuf. haha. but anyhoo, your story rocks!! professor E.... all they do in his class is get high! duh duh duh! actually idk, so, i'm gonna go read chapter 2 now!! buhbye!
Author's Response: Ummm...no, they don't get high in his class, actually. I don't do that. Interesting, though, maybe I'll have the Slytherins discover the magic of Sharpies... Thanks for your feedback!
Summary: The fact that opposites attract might be one reason for Ron and Hermione’s new endearment towards each other. By the time the Hogwarts Express pulls into Hogsmeade Station for another year at Hogwarts, every witch and wizard on the train knew something had changed drastically between the two friends. Harry and Ginny on the other hand decide to keep their relationship a secret because of a “dream” Harry has about ‘You Know Who.’ If their secret love is discovered by the wrong people it could possibly cost Harry and Ginny their lives.
Great. I really think this story'll be fab. It's on my favorites! I'll check soon for chapter 5.
Author's Response: Thanks alot! I had sent in chapter five over a week ago, and then there was this whole mess up with getting stories sent to the wrong people and they lost my chapter in the process. I'm re submitting tonight though. I can't wait to have you all read it!
I really liked chapter 5!! Loved the sorting hat's song. But I think Hermione would have been able to easily decipher it's meaning (I did). She's probaly too wrapped up w/ her relationship w/ won-won. Love how krum's the teacher!!! He'll be really good. But what about Quidditch? hmm.
So so so good, 10/10!!!!
Author's Response: Never and i mean NEVER say won won again! lol! i cant stand that...i hate baby talk... Anyways, thanks for the review. i was going to have it be chapter six then go straight to x-mas but then I realized that I forgot about Quidditch. So a few more chapters are going in before Winter break.
major hilariosity! I love the interaction with the trio, much more funny than in the real books! I also love how you refer to Voldemort as "old crankypants", McGonagall as an "old bag", etc. HAZZER DOES ROCK! He's vair vair hilarious!!! And its so ooc but i love when Harry says "Can you please be like an egg and beat it?" hahahahahahahahahahahaha! sooo funny! you're on my favorites!!!
Author's Response: Aw, thanks! Hazzer does rock, doesn't he?!
thoght i'd review for this great story! very good job. i like it! (it's on my favorites list) two things- i think mrs. weasley might not have forced harry to go to school. but I see why- you need him to go back to hogwarts for the story to progress. ok. then, mcgonagall was too nice about the whole school/ leaving school thing. but it was REALLY GOOD!!!!!
Author's Response: Thank you. Yeah, Mrs. Weasley technically didn't force Harry to go to school, but yeah you said you know what I'm getting at. Thank you for putting this on your favorites list!!!!!!!
back again! LUV THIS CHAPTER!!! i love to use dreams in my stories too. it's a good way to show people's emotions when they aren't trying to cover them up. FABBY JOB!!! 10/10!
Summary: Viktor shuffled onto the Pitch, glad to have something to distract him. He flew into the air and that’s when he saw her. She wasn’t extraordinary; she had bushy brown hair, dark eyes, and warm skin. But to him, she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen.
this story is really cute! i came to check it out cuz i read In The Stars. anyway, i like how he caught the snitch to impress her, cool. he seems a little over-obsessed w/ poor hermy-own, though... 10/10
Author's Response: Thank you, and I have to say ... In The Stars is a GREAT story! Thank you again.
Summary: Summary: Life for fifteen-year old Lily Evans is pretty crazy. So when Gods-gift-to-the-women-of-Hogwarts, James Potter himself, develops a crush on her, life gets even crazier. And with an insane, gorgeous best friend who belongs in a house for the criminally mad, a bunch of Marauders playing pranks and plenty of laughs, her only retreat is her faithful diary. Yes it’s shaping up to be quite a year…
This story is now in the process of being re-written. Please keep an eye on my author's page as I will update it with a note when I begin to put up the rewritten chapters.
this is still GREAT! luv it, luv it, luv it! One thing is- the journal is kind of odd because she's already talking in first person? (btw i luv her in first person!)
but it is STILL FABBY! Lily is getting more like Georgia in her journal!! LOL! I love this fic! It's awesome! 10/10!!
Author's Response: Hmm. I guess it is a little odd...buut, oh well. I like her in first person.
Wow, out today and only 3 reviews! Loved it, as usual. What is wrong with Mikhailae? She doesn't want to be part of Sirius Black's Snog-'n'-run club? Anyhoo, 10/10! I'll check back for the next chapter soon. You do them really fast. ~luv, Mary Kate~
Author's Response: Lol, chappie six is in que! Yay!
hey lydia! great and fabby as usual! to all the other silly reviewers- BEAUXBATONS IS NOT A GIRLS SCHOOL! HAE YOU NOT READ HARRY POTTER? YOU CAN'T JUDGE IT ON THE 4th MOVIE ONLY!!! AGGGH! and I think lydia would have checked first, don't you???? anyways, i'll stop my rant now! good job, can't wait for the next one!
Author's Response: Thankyou. In response to those people there is a scene in the 4th book in The Yule Ball chapter in which Padma Patil is asked to dance by a Beauxbatons boy. Later it says 'And he conjured up one of his friends for Parvarti so fast, he must of used a summoning spell.' (It goes something like that) This is reference to Beauxbatons boys that the Patil twins dance with when Harry and Ron are being boys and not dancing.
great! I almost cried when baby sirius was getting abused. anyway :)), love it! you're going on my favorites!
Author's Response: Wow! favourites, that's cool. Chapter three is almost done folks.
i think you should have gotten *****! Very good, the description of her in Azkaban was so great. It seemed to me as if she was trying to convince herself that it really hadn't been so bad, but deep down she had hated every second of it. I like how she realizes that she hasn't done anything with her life- but support a power-hungry villain who couldn't even kill a baby. Great job, congrats! 10/10
Author's Response: thanks a bunch! Yes, thats exactly what she realised! Go you! -gives galleon-