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!
Petunia seems okay. Actually, she seems quite a bit like me. I hope I never become as bitter as she does. Haha. On a separate note, I loved the blatant foreshadowing here.
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! I had fun trying to guess what Petunia might have been like pre-Vernon and pre-Dudley, dealing with witches and wizards popping in for tea at odd moments as they turned seventeen. That might be enough to make anyone a little neurotic. As for the blatant foreshadowing -- well, isn\'t that what tea leaves are for? It was the only thing Severus ever got out of the Divination class, though.
Malfoys constantly-surprising attitude towards Snape makes him all the more terrifying. Of course, I can't say I wasn't a little bit terrified of Severus when he killed the ants like that. I felt so bad about Ink, but worse for poor Severus Thats about it. Short chapter, really. Bueno.
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. It\'s a rather -- sobering -- chapter, isn\'t it? It\'s interesting that you\'re the first person to mention finding Severus himself a little terrifying at this point.
I wrote a top-notch review for this chapter and my stupid computer had to go and prevent me form submiting it. So I'm bitter. Sorry, had to complain. Okay, lets see what I said before....This chapter had a lot in it. I agree with Severus that November is a terrible time for sports. Much too cold. His interactions with James are still fascinating, and the traveling cockroach cluster was quite funny. Are he and James all downhill from here? *sigh* I wasn't surprised to see Bella shooting down the crows, but Severus's abiltity to repress emotion astounds me, especially here. I would have completely freaked out (and probably been killed...but of course I wouldn't have had the foresight either). The questions at the end definitely are puzzling. *Walks off staring at the ceiling in a thoughtful manner and runs back to say...* Good chapter! Me gusta.
Author's Response: !Gracias! The computers do that to me sometimes too, but this review does just fine. James... My intuition is that a person who was almost a friend and betrayed that trust is worth a lot more bile than a person who was never a friend in the first place. *Sigh* indeed. Severus represses a lot of emotion, more or less storing things up for more (or less) useful times, and this is a year later, too. He\'s had a lot of time to wall things away. Thanks again for the review, and I\'m very happy to learn that you are staring thoughtfully at your ceiling.
That was really funny, especially the way some of the sudents were willing to pay. I'm willing to bet that a lot of the pure-blood Slytherins have no concept of money. The only thing that bothered me... if the ceiling had that spell put on it, wouldn't it just show the dirt, plants, algae, etc that has accumulated on it insted of a lovely view of grindelow and squid? Just a thought. The whole idea of looking up at the lake was a really cool one, though.
Author's Response: Dirt, plants, algae... erm. Does the Great Hall\'s ceiling edit out leaf-drift? Somehow the mud lacks a certain aesthetic appeal, so I\'m going to hand-wave and pretend it\'s part of the roof, although a view of the muck has its own comedic potential, I admit. The very best view, though, is of Malfoy\'s face, and Severus intends to savor every Knut\'s worth of that! Thanks for reviewing again!
Holy canole! I love all your fanfics! Although, I think that reviewing your other story has corrupted me. I couldn't help but think about the look on saveginny417's face when Dean kissed Ginny. Haha. But it was a beautiful story, and even though I'm not a fan of songfics... I smiled, and sniffled a little.
Author's Response: OMG it's like all my reviewers crossed over to read this fanfic on the same day! And you all left reviews!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! No one has better reviewers! Ok...I know! You want me to respond to your review!
Hmmmm...that wasn't too dark. I liked it...a LOT. You have an amazing writing style--very unifque. I am in love with your parentheses. Yes, once again I loved everything about one of your stories.
This is going in my favorites! The imagery was great! The wording was perfect! I want to give Luna a big hug! I have been reduced to only speaking with exclamation points! Ten out of Ten!
This probably sounds lame but...I agree with the other guys, all the way. I don't usually like poetry, but I certainly enjoyed that.
BWA-HA-HA!!!!!!!! I was laughing so hard!!! That was so creative! I loved it. Insulting the emotional capacity of a teaspoon...*giggle*. 10/10!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Nobody ever thinks about the little guy...
I don't have much to say about the story, it was pretty good. That meaning it was fluffy and made me smile. But I think you shoud rewrite your summary. It seems a little amature (I hope that is spelled right or I'll sound so hypocritical).
Author's Response: Um, ok, I\'ll take a look....hmm....I didn\'t think it was ametuer...
I am really enjoying the story, although I am mildly upset that Narcissa was named after her grandmother...seeing as what a negative meaning the name has. Nonetheless...it's a pleasent read. Some of the words are a bit large for a small child, but it isn't too bothersome.
Author's Response: Oh! That didn\'t even cross my mind. I\'m not quite as clever as JKR! x.x Yeah, I know Cissy sounds too old to be seven, I\'m trying. ^^\" Thanks for the review!
Me gusta mucho. I have never seen a seven-year-old's revalations written so well. Simple, profound. For her and the reader. Luna makes me smile. I am usually an obsessive canon shipper but I am really enjoying your fic.
Author's Response: I think this is the first review I\'ve gotten saying, \"I love how well you portrayed the seven-year-old!!\" Mostly I just get, \"She sounds too old.\" Thank you for that!! I\'m glad you\'re enjoying it. More up soon!
Artemis isn't just a girl's name. Artemis Fowl is a boy character in a series of books. And a friend of mine has a male cockatoo named Artemis. It is a good wizard's name. The story was nice. At the end there was trouble with the boldface and italics, you could see the symbols. I enjoyed the butter references and Artemis's quirky character. Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you. I have fixed the symbol problem (don't know how it it got validated). I got the name from Artemisia, who was a female an italian artist a few centuries back, and removed the ia to masculine-ise it. Only later did I look it up and find out about the goddess (and Mr Fowl).
Wow. It's stories like this that remind me why I'm addicted to fanfiction. I am infinitely jealous of your writing ability. Very, very, very, very good...especially the counting down of the days, and the way Regulus was portrayed as the younger brother.
Hands down one of my favorite one-shots ever. I laughed so hard. The little comments in the parentheses were incredibly funny, as were the little comments that weren't in the parentheses. Three cheers for your story! 10/10!!!
Author's Response: Thankyou! I'm glad you liked it. I do like the fact that it's quite... different. I'm so suprised that people are actually reviewing and don't just think the whole thing too... odd. Whoo!
Alice Longbottom is the coolest person eva'! I like the story so far, hopefully it will pick up a bit in future chapters. Lovely job!
Author's Response: Thanks! I like Alice as well, especially as she hasn't got much attention in the books yet. I'll do my best to add more action to the next chapters.
*cheers loudly* Awesome family tree, I want one! I was glad to see that I'm left with a teeny-tiny bit of hope for Draco at the end, a bright spot on a otherwise open-ended and rather frightening (for Draco) ending. As always, I loved your writing style...inserting bits of humor ("Goyle had learned respect for books") in an otherwise serious one-shot.
Author's Response: Thanks! For some reason I just can\'t separate the bits of humor from the dark stuff and vice versa. Ah well, anything you\'re stuck with is \"style,\" right? Draco is an interesting character to play with -- he has every reason in the world to grow up awful, but he isn\'t finished yet, so there is a glimmer of hope. Whether he\'d take a different path or not depends on so many little moments, and big ones. He probably will never be anything but arrogant and domineering, but he doesn\'t have to be evil, necessarily. Youngsters at branching points in their paths are interesting characters.
There is no freaking way that Dumbledore had children. He would have been responsible enough to tell Harry anyways. On top of that, Aunt Petunia isn't going to start being nice all of a sudden. Civil? Sure. Suddenly standing up for the magical world (that she hates)? Not right away like that. On top of that, the sentence structure in the very begining of the chapter was a bit too simplistic and the Hermione/Ginny dialogue was a bit unrealistic. Not the way two teenage girls talk, even if one of the girls is Hermione. I have to admit that the end of their conversation was funny however. And the cliffhanger was tempting, although I was distracted by all the things that bugged me earlier on in the chapter.
Author's Response: Sorry I bugged you, that was not my intent. But people do keep secrets for all sorts of reasons,some good, some bad. The reason Dumbledore has not revealed Harry's ancestry will be revealed in future chapters. I agree, Petunia's change is dramatic, but again, people can make dramatic changes, particularly after significant events such as Dumbledore's death. How about Dicken's Ebenezer Scrooge for instance? Also, these ideas are not random; they are essential to my plot line. Lastly, if you just don't like my writing, I'm sorry, I'll try to do better in the future. -greywolf
Oh, oh! I have found a typeo! In the fifth paragraph of this chapter, you wrote "out" instead of "put" (*notabanana glows with pride over finding a stupid, nitpicky mistake in Vindictus Viridian's work*). This story rocked. Its a good thing I read In the Eyes of Others first. The little tadpole was so cute! This was a very different perspective than you usually take, and it was a good job too. Woot!
Author's Response: *scurries to fix pesky typo* Thanks! I\'m glad you enjoyed it. I\'d been wondering what on earth would get them together if they were the Lily and James I knew so far, and just had to start writing. I\'ll look forward to the next typo!