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I am junior at Michigan State University, although my fiction has been lying dormant since I was a junior in high school! My favorite character is Tonks...closely followed by Fred and George. I also like Andromeda a lot, but I'm not sure if she really counts, seeing as she's never actually in the books.

Most of the time I am a die-hard canon shipper, although I grudgingly accept NEARLY anything well written.

Outside the world of Harry Potter I doodle, do TaeKwonDo, and procrastinate professionally. I adore Art History, shopping, sock monkies, Cirque du Solei, lemonade, Chex Mix, sleep, and singing badly.

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I've scored as both a Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw on these quizzes. The mugglenet fanfiction forums (which has the best test I've seen so far) said I was Ravenclaw...so maybe I am. I still like to think of myself as a Hufflepuff. Woo!! Go Duffers!

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Everywhere Else Is Full by saveginny417

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Sure, the tales of the Trio are great, and I'm not denying it. But what happens after the end of their story? Death, deception, and disagreements, to name a few things. Join Cora Potter, along with her best friends Olivia and Drew, during their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry- and I can guarantee that you will never see the HP universe the same way again.

Chapter eleven is being painfully slow, isn't it? I promise to have it done by the time the queue reopens!
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 06/28/06 Title: Chapter 7: Drew's Dilemma

I am so sorry it took me so long to get to this great chapter (especially after that nice trophy I was awarded...although Dean's head is starting to smell)! I was laughing the whole way through, very funny chapter. I particularly enjoyed Cora's confusion in the second-to-last chapter. Oh, if our characters only knew... So, I enjoyed this chapter a lot, in other words.

Author's Response: Yay! Thanks for coming back, notabanana! I was starting to wonder where you\'d gone... oh, and if Dean\'s head smells, I reccomend Febreze! and I\'m sure that\'s not how you spell Febreze, but whatever. You get my drift, no? Thanks again!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/28/06 Title: Chapter 8: Celebrations and Consequences

Wow, I just realised how long it took me to review this chapter. Apologies!

Author's Response: that\'s ok. it took me longer to put it up, after all!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 07/01/06 Title: Chapter 7: Drew's Dilemma

Oops, when I said "second to last chapter" in that review...I meant paragraph. I have no clue what I was thinking. Sorry! Now I must go off and buy some Febreze...

Author's Response: Ok, good. that confused me... Product placement! WOOHOO!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/24/06 Title: Chapter 1: Close Encounters of the Humiliating Kind

Fantastic start to a story. I love how the entire chapter runs parellel to JKR's book. The characters are great so far. 10/10 all the way!!!

Author's Response: Ooh, thanks, notabanana! I'm glad you came to read this. and I hope you've found a beta! I'd voulunteer, but I've got too many americanisms as it is...

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/24/06 Title: Chapter 2: First Glances and Second Chances

Woooo! Go saveginny417's mom!!! Tell her I thought the poem was great. I liked this chapter too. I hope you don't continue to follow JKR's "format", you could say, too closely. Its fun to see stuff (like the giant squid bit) from her books but too much is, well, too much! Great chapter though!

Author's Response: my mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you! *stares at people looking at her oddly* what? haven't you people seen that movie? George M. Cohan? Oh, never mind... Don't you worry, there are plot twists galore in the next few chapters. I think. I know there is in four, at any rate, which is in queue (still)!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/24/06 Title: Chapter 3: Voices and Instincts

Better chapter! I like your voice. You aren't too wordy, and your characters are funny (and quirky!). Its goin' on my favorites list. This is one to watch!

Author's Response: Ooh, yay! another faves list! Thanks a billion and then some, as Geena would say! hope you like 4 as well!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 04/18/06 Title: Chapter 4: Unknown Forces

Hey, I hadn't reviewed this story in AGES and I have no clue why. Its still pretty good. I don't have a lot to say about this chapter...maybe because I am so anxious to read on to the next one! (I'm a sucker for a good cliffhanger)

Author's Response: hey! long time, no review, eh? lol only joking. YAY! someone else who likes cliffhangers! :)

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/27/06 Title: Chapter 8: Celebrations and Consequences

Wow! A cliffhanger, Quidditch, and a mystery! That was really fun to read. The Quidditch was well written (it always seemed that a sport would be a difficult thing to write well, but you totally made it interesting and funny). And I love your sense of humor that permeates everything in the chapter, as always. In conclusion...great! I just want answers to all the mysteriousness now!

Author's Response: Dun dun dun... mysteriousness abounds! whatever shall we do? I can tell you the answer in three words: I don\'t know. but we shall soon find out... o0o0o0o0o0o... *spooky music plays* I\'m sorry for that. I\'m feeling halloween deprived. and yes, I know that it\'s almost December...

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 04/18/06 Title: Chapter 5: The First Letter

The part where Olivia comes out of Professor (Alicia?) Spinnet's office was written a little confusedly (which I now declare an official word). I also don't understand how any of Spinnet's talk would make Olivia so happy. Aside from that... it was good. Definitely puzzling *strokes chin dramatically and peers at the ceiling*! I can't wait for more!

Author's Response: gee, everyone says that bit is confusing. sorry! I\'ll try to clear it up again in 6. which WILL be done by Sunday! sorry about the delay. thanks for reviewing again notabanana!

Wine, Roses, and Blood by Facelessgirl

Summary: It wasn't supposed to happen like this. She was supposed to stay safe, so that they might both live when it was all over. However, it all comes together in this one moment, a moment that means the difference between life and death, love and despair. One shot.
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 10/07/05 Title: Chapter 1: one shot

Well written, powerfull, heartwrenching. But I hated it! Ug, no! Harry would never kill Ginny to get to Voldemort! Arg!

Author's Response: Hahahahaha! I was hoping someone would hate it for that reason!

An Exercise in Pointlessness by lunafish

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Snape has some unfinished business with Dumbledore.

Submitted by lunafish of Ravenclaw in response to the extra credit challenge "Letters to Heaven." Posted before DH.
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/07/05 Title: Chapter 1: An Epistle to Dumbledore

Wow, writing a review right after "Insecurity" did certainly makes mine look really stupid. However, I really liked your story and the theory that went with it. I really don't mind Snape dying, but I do like the "killing Dumbledore to save Draco" part. Congradulations on having this story featured!!!

Author's Response: I don't think your review is stupid at all; I appreciate your taking the time to respond! Thank you especially for accepting the idea that Snape is not necessarily all bad. I like the possibility that he and DD planned what happened on the tower that night for the greater good. Yes, DD will be missed, but there are definitely worse things than death. Snape knows that; hopefully it's a lesson Draco can now avoid. Thanks again!


Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 10/26/05 Title: None

I LOVE the way you write...BUT...it doesn't seem very Ginnylike. I really like your story anyways. Sweet!

Author's Response: Thanks, notabanana! I'm sure the style isn't very young Ginny like, but the reason it does not seems so could be because it's an older Ginny looking back on her younger self and only really concentrating on her inner, as of yet unvoiced worries, but I'm not sure that's so. ~__^


Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/04/05 Title: None

*chuckle, chuckle* I love your story. Really light. Really funny.

Author's Response: I liek your responses. Short & sweet, and right to the point. ( I like the long ones too thoguh!) Thank You.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 10/14/05 Title: None

Really liked it. The pink bunnies are a bit off the top...I'll have to see how you pull it off. It sounds a bit like something Hermione's Revenge (the fanfic writer) would do. Your voice really comes through here and I like it. With the just wanting to get a warm muffin and everything. It makes her more human. It reminds me of something I would write (which would be why I like it...I'm an egotistical snot). Haha! Anyways, that was a really enjoyable story. I can't wait for the next chapter! Yeah!

Author's Response: Oh. My. God. You just compared my writing to Hermione's Revenge? -grovels at feet and bows- LOL! I'm reading one of her fics right now, and it's hilarious, plus REALLY good. All my Language Arts Teachers say my voice comes out in the writing too. I neede to make LAvender more of a real person too, because everyone sees her as that annoying phsycopath. But, she's just a teenage girl. It's so much more fun to write with her, because she's such a minor character in the books, you can give her your own spin. The second chapter is already in the Queue, and I'll be working on the third chapter this Saturday (the 15th) so we may see the pink bunnies sooner than Ju and I earlier predicted. You'll LOVE the way we twist it in (the part of the plotline that is COMPLETLY mine)Thanks Oddles, and ... this was a really long response.. LOL!


Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/07/05 Title: None

I've gotten pretty sick of depressed-Harry stories. Cheer him up NOW!!! I also personally think Harry is as un-horselike as possible. On the bright side...I did like the part where he runs back and forth to the different bathrooms. Its so likely to happen with so many people in a house, which is what makes it so funny. I've had a similar experience. ;-)

Author's Response: really, we don't think he's very horsey either, but we love horses and hp so we decided to combine! =) lol harry WILL be happy, just keep reading. it may take 1-2 chapters, but he will be happy! Thanks for reviewing! toes_twinkle

"Mum, Dad, It's Me... Harry." by Mudblood428

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Harry, Ron, and Hermione make a trip to Godric's Hollow to visit the Potters' graves. There, Harry speaks to his parents for the first time, and in so doing, discovers that the dead are never truly lost. (One-shot. Bring your kleenex.)
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 12/08/05 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!! I liked your story a lot. It wasn't sappy. It was sincere and very Harry-ish, which always makes me happy. I nearly cried, which is saying a lot for me, who never cries in movies or during books. So, go you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author's Response: So happy you thought my story wasn't sappy! It's so hard to write a sentimentalist piece without having it drip with syrupy emotions. Thanks so much reviewing, notabanana (cute screenname, by the way)!

Moon and Sirius by desertfox

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: ~One Shot~
It was a few days after Christmas; Harry had just left the Number Twelve Grimmauld place and returned to Hogwarts. Sirius found he was once again alone inside the house he dreaded. Staring at a photograph of his best friend’s family, Sirius retold the story of that fateful night when a family was shattered and a legend was born. ____________________________________________________________________________ “Wake up, James, wake up!” He pounded the floor with his fist. “Wake up, damn it! Wake up! This is not funny James. Ok, you got me. Now please, wake up! Wake up! No, wake up damn it. James, wake up! Wake up! Wake up…” ________________________________________________________________________ A story inspired by Forsaken phoenix’s story “When saints die, the world stops spinning”(or is that the other way around?) This is my first Sirius Black fiction, as a matter of fact my first ever fan fiction. I am not a Sirius Black fan (ah stop put the pitch forks and torches down please, I am not finished yet), but I think Sirius is one of the most interesting characters in the book. He was tall dark and handsome (I am a man so it’s a bit creepy to say that I know) and at the same time mysterious. He was a very straightforward man; when he was mad, he could be as scary as a bear; when he was sad, he could cry like a child. And that is what makes him interesting to write about. As for the title “Moon and Sirius”, part of the reason I call it that is because I have no other ideas. I am never good with titles. The Sirius in the title refers to both Sirius black and the star Sirius. Sirius the star is one of the brightest stars invisible on earth. It is one of the few stars that could be seen during a moon night.
Ok enough chitchat, I give you “Moon and Sirius”
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/26/06 Title: Chapter 1: Moon and Sirius

Er, there were a lot of grammer/tense issues in the first half. You wrote "shined" instead of "shone" twice when referring to moonlight. And you forgot the "s" in "tears" when you were talking about Remus. It was cute the way Harry called Sirius "Paddy". I liked that. The end was sort of overdone. Overall, not a bad job, but...

Tears, Comfort and Clean T-Shirts by newquillnt

Summary: Hermione is confused about how Ron feels about her. Will a trip to The Burrow help?
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/13/05 Title: Chapter 2: The Burrow

I'm glad I started to read this, I'm usually reluctant to read stories that are only just started. This is really good so far, though. I can't wait for the rest of your chapters to be put on!!!

Author's Response: I don't like unfinished stories either, so I'm updating as fast as the mods will allow. I've had to resubmit chapter 3 because they said she was OOC; hopefully she's now in character and they'll accept it.

Cruciatus by Noldo

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: No one knew, and no one guessed, what little Peter kept suppressed.
A wildly AU one-shot exploring the scenario: what if Peter had never turned traitor? (Mild HBP spoilers.)
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 12/27/05 Title: Chapter 1: Cruciatus

This is one of the crazily-awesomist (if that makes any sense) one-shots I've ever read. Its going down in my favorites for sure. I loved pretty much everything, especially the language you used. Wow.

The Garden Gate by Arsinoe de Blassenville

Summary: A vignette of young Sirius Black and his mother, as seen by some Muggle children who happen upon him on a summer's day.
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/02/06 Title: Chapter 1: one-shot

Hey! Very, very nice and absolutely one of my favorites. That was a very unique perspective, and the opening was very well written.

Author's Response: Thanks so much!