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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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In Adversity We Know Our Friends by Wise Owl

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: This story is about Harry's struggle...his struggle to obey his mind when his heart is screaming out in protest .

It's about Ginny's secrets, her aching heart, and where her loyalty lies.
Mainly, this story is about friends, those you can trust and those who can't trust you.

Reviews are fun and easy! So don't shy away from stating your opinion...trust me, it feeds the fire so I'm not left out in the cold! ;)
Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/07/06 Title: Chapter 29: The Gamekeeper Returnís

Arg! Your school goes higher than the four-point system for ap classes? I'm so jealous, you have no idea. I suppose you get study halls too? *sighs*

Author's Response: Hehehehe study hall! Who gets study hall in high school? Anyone??? Well I guess if you count lunch period... ;)

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/07/06 Title: Chapter 29: The Gamekeeper Returnís

Oh, and looking back further, Lady Magician, it gets a lot harder to stay on top after grade seven. I can tell you, I was there. But you will do well for sure!

Author's Response: I second your praise! Lady M is a clever young lady with all the talent in the world!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/22/06 Title: Chapter 30: Just Another Dean

Southwest, south of Naples. The sun is fantastic! It was six degrees at home. SIX! So I am glad to be here.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/23/06 Title: Chapter 30: Just Another Dean

Hey, doesn't it rain a lot in Seattle? Valentines snow sounds kind of sweet, though.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 03/11/06 Title: Chapter 1: Which Witch is Which?

Er...so what happened to poor Rania, aside from being swamped with hundreds of new reviews? =p And wouldn't it be funny and ironic if some random review who had never read this story before got the 1000th review? Haha.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/28/06 Title: Chapter 29: The Gamekeeper Returnís

Wow! New chapter! I'm really glad Hagrid hasn't been squished, yet. Snape was brilliant, you did a great job with the way he spoke, acted, etc. Thumbs up! Dean, eh, I couldn't see him punching Harry like that. Maybe its just my interpertation of him. *shrugs* Either way, I was surprised they didn't use magic, although CRUCIO WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN FUNNY, JeWb!!!!!!!! Sorry, had to say that. I almost feel obligated to yell at him now. Also, what is this yahoo-group of which everyone speaks. I've tried to follow reviews and see what exactly it is but I must have missed something/been too darn ignorant to have picked up what it was and why I might be interested in joining. Uh, yeah, thats probably the longest review I've ever written. 10/10!!!

Author's Response: It's funny that everyone thinks Dean took a cheap shot! He saw a guy that kissed his girl and followed his natural inclination to pummel him! Hehehehe maybe you guys aren't with me on this one but many men are like this! They didn't use magic cause neither one of them really wanted to hurt the other...they just needed to get their aggression out somehow! That's how many guys vent! The yahoo group is a place where we message eachother and share artwork/plot bunnies/quizzes...it's just starting up right now! Essentially, they are going to play a big role in how some major story plots are going to turn out (through quizzes and sneak previews). I want to make the story more interactive that way! Have I talked too much? I think so!

Author's Response: Btw...I love your new story! I believe the next chappie is up...I'll be by to read it very shortly!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/10/05 Title: Chapter 11: The Prodigal Son Returns

Your story is coming along awesomely! The only thing that bothered me was that Ron got more OWLs than Harry, and that Harry forgot DADA. But thats so minor. I love the family chaos scenes, even though they can be a little confusing to read sometimes. 10/10 all the way!!!!

Author's Response: Haha! A new reviewer! THANK YOU for reviewing!!! Well now as for Ron getting more OWLS, remember in the OotP when they were taking their OWLS and Harry kept getting distracted or passing out? Well I just thought Ron must have gotten more OWLS as Harry was preoccupied a good chunk of the time! Family chaos, well it's confusing to write ;) but it's all in good fun! It's going to be much less chaotic when their back at school so for now...enjoy!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/22/06 Title: Chapter 30: Just Another Dean

I wouldn't want to live here, even though the houses are beautiful. The air does funky things with my hair, and I would develop a hurricane phobia. Ever been in Michigan? We get the craziest weather.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/06/06 Title: Chapter 24: The Mole

Cliffhanger! Arrrrrrrrrrrg!!! Nonetheless, I was excited to see an action-packed chapter. I was also VERY glad to hear that the mopey-Harry days were over. *sighs happily* I laughed when Harry tried to help Mafalda. It was so oblivious, like something I would do (if I ever found myself to be in a group using a mole against another group, haha). Great chapter!!! I might not be able to sleep, waiting for what happens next!

Author's Response: Oh yes moppy-Harry is gone...You're going to see a very different Harry now! And yes, Harry is rather oblivious...one may even say he might have blown her cover! The next chappie is in the hand of the mods but my mod is really great about getting the chapters out!!! Let's hope it's out soon!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/07/06 Title: Chapter 25: Lost

Aunt Petunia knowing spells? Wow, you'd have thounght that she wouldn't have wanted to learn, if she had hated magic so much after her parents were killed. It looks like Mafalda's cover is blown now. Oh dear. Excellent chapter! I'm still on the edge of my seat!

Author's Response: Right, next chappie might push you off the edge ;) The time has finally come to learn more about Petunia and her past! Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to the memoirs we go! <---there's your super duper gigantic hint!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/29/05 Title: Chapter 17: Aunt Petuniaís Secret Horror

Malfoy getting busted by Tonks. What a beatiful sight that would be. Haha. Its good to see Luna again. Everyone is so in character, which I love. Cheers!

Author's Response: Thanks a bunch! Malfoy...now he's such a big git! He's gotten on the wrong side of Tonks early on, hehe, boy he deserves everything he gets! As for Luna, she's quite...eccentric! She should be a fun character to write.

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/22/05 Title: Chapter 13: A Womanís Prerogative

Um, I don't see how that comment was sexist, and I'm a chica. He knew Ginny was a good player from the start. Why would he say "Lets hope Dean lets you onto the team?" Am I missin something here? Aside from that not-very-well-explained part the chapter was pretty good!

Author's Response: Well I read your other reviews and saw that you eventually got it ;) For those who still don't know this is PRE-HBP!!! Thx for reading and reviewing!!! It's so nice to hear from you again!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/22/05 Title: Chapter 13: A Womanís Prerogative

Oh, I forgot something...the girls WAY overreacted to the comment. It was funny with the escape-by floo-powder but I think it was overdone a bit.

Author's Response: ~Silly Smile~ Yes it was a bit over the top...but that's what I was shooting for :D Just some light hearted scenes before the real story continues...it's about to get much more serious!

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Date: 12/16/05 Title: Chapter 20: Snapeís Slytherin Soldiers

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Now things get going!!! Ginny being a volcan makes me want to reread all the other chapters! Did you leave clues? I will find out! Maflada the "mole" and the dark arts "club" are uber-exciting additons. I was so caught up I didn't notice if there were any tiny grammer/spelling mistakes or anything. Hooray for more exciting chapters!

Author's Response: Hehe...I will answer you honestly, YES, the other chapters are littered with clues. Where exactly the clues are...is something I will leave you to find out! Oh dear me, Mafalda!!! To tell you the truth I'm currently writing chapter 24...she plays a rather significant role in that chappie...that's all I'm willing to say! As for those sssnakey ssslytherins, they are quite the sssneaky bunch! The chapters will get more exciting...some will seem slower than the rest, but trust me, those chapters are filled with hints and clues about what's to come! I hope you enjoy the next chapter...I'll tell you this much, it leaves you with more questions than explanations!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 11/22/05 Title: Chapter 14: Ze Wedding Allťe

Haha! Loved this one!!!! I got the sexist comment now...I had forgotten that this was pre-HBP and had been thinking that Dean was Quiddich captin. Sorry about that. Harry really is an extremely sexist pig and I would have attacked him too. Moving on...This chapter was really funny! I liked the part where everyone was scaring Fleur and Bill and the end was really good with Ginny running off with Dean.

Author's Response: Harry is a pig ;) Does Dean become quidditch captain at any point ever? A couple other ppl made that mistake too so I'm wondering if i'm forgeting something? Anyhoo, poor Bill and Fleur but they really should have known it was coming. Weasley's own a jokeshop, they specialize in pranking...Thank for the R&R! I hope you like the next chapters!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/03/06 Title: Chapter 23: Shattered Dreams

I waited almost all of Christmas Break for this chapter. It was worth the wait though. Good chapter, but I do sort of agree with Sorn (see below :-)). Aside from that...I hope Charlie feels better, but for the moment I don't mind him letting Malfoy get what was coming around. Heeheehee!

Author's Response: Right so you agree with Sorn and you should see my response to him ;) But I'll bet you want an exclusive of your own? Well you mentioned Christmas break so I'll tell you this much, Harry's break starts CHAPTER 24 and it's going to be a shocking break (kinda glad I didn't get the chance to submit it too early!) Can't say much more...oh Malfoy's really going to get a lot of what's coming to him! Toodles and thx for reviewing!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 01/19/06 Title: Chapter 28: One Werewolf Short

Woah!!! Talk about a "bombshell" revelation! Lupin and Gaia (hopefully spelled right)!!! Who'd a thunk it? The one thing that I don't get is why Harry accused Lupin. I reread their conversation at the end of chapter 27 looking for clues but didn't catch any. Harry tends to see people in black and white. He wouldn't accuse someone he trusted like that. So, did I miss something important here? Aside from that, it was, once again, an uber-spectacular chapter. 10/10!!! P.S.--A really big hug to Hermione499 for being the first reviewer of the prologue to my brand-spankin' new story, Through the Eyes of Phedra Bagley, that I am blatantly "advertising" here. You really made my day!

Author's Response: Who indeed!!! That's what I was telling you guys when I said that the plot took an unexpected twist!!! Now why did Harry accuse Lupin? Well he thinks Lupin used Ginny's abilities and knowingly put her in danger for his own selfish motive of finding Gaia...and he did! As for your new story, congratulations on getting it through the que! I'm going to have to check it out!!!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 02/02/06 Title: Chapter 29: The Gamekeeper Returnís

The girl who is going to play Luna looks about right to me. The actress for Umbridge just looks nice, so I hope she can act well! Haha. As for the rest, well, they were chosen for a reason. They should be able to get into character (well, more like they better be able to) and makeup/wardrobe helps too. I am so jealous of them! PS--Happy Groundhogs day! Do they celebrate that overseas or is it a US thing?

Author's Response: :D Groundhogs day! I think it's just us...not sure on that though. Our hog saw his shadow...so 6 more weeks of winter...ahhh well!!!

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 12/22/05 Title: Chapter 21: Voltara

Ah, mystery. I reread all the other chapters for clues and am glad I did. I think I noticed some things. This was a lovely chapter. I hope Ron gets filled in on everything.

Author's Response: Good job! If you're picking up on the clues than there are a few things to come that shouldn't surprise you! IF you've picked up on their clues ;)

Reviewer: notabanana Signed
Date: 12/22/05 Title: Chapter 22: Dumbledoreís Army Returns

Oh yeah Ron, that doesn't sound too dangerous. *cough, cough* I'm sure Ginny has heard more of Harry's thoughts than shes letting on. This story is really getting exciting, I love how fast you update too! It keeps everything flowing smoothly. This is defintely one of my favorites.

Author's Response: Hmmm, I have to say...Ginny's simply acting as a medium...like a telephone connecting two people who want to chat. So technically, Ron is right. But your hesitation in accepting the danger aspect of it is right on target. How much can Ginny take, before she oversteps the role that the Order wants her to play? That's the question to ask! Thank thank about the quick updates...I try to stay 5 chapters ahead of you guys (I'm only 4 ahead right now...I'll use this break to catch up!) That way I can just keep updating when I see a chappie has come out of que!