I'm a truck driver who was introduced to Harry Potter by my daughter in 1999. The books are fantastic, the movies are some of the best made, and the fanfic is better than that I've read in Star Trek, Buffy, and even the Xena universes.
BTW, the Sorting Hat put me exactly where I belong, in Gryffindor.
Summary: Evangeline Mack isn't the highest on the list of Hogwarts' guys of girls to date, or on the list of many of the girls of people to know.
But why hasn't anyone tried?
Fred gets backed into a corner and gets to see what she's really like.
OK... Fred has a heart, can grow and learn... well written, no distracting grammatical errors, well structured... Not bad at all!
Summary: History of Magic class can actually be interesting if you just mishear Professor Binns!
That was funny... and I find myself wondering if the British (or even the Wizarding world) uses "booty" in the way you're implying. Being who I am, I was initially as confused as Binns because the primary dictionary meaning of "booty" is loot, stolen property. Looking farther into the matter, I found that the secondary meaning of "buttocks" (or worse) comes from Black American slang in the 1920s.
Author's Response: That...........is a WONDERFUL point. I have no idea if the British use the word like that....
Summary: Things never change. At least, they never change in any way that really matters.
The Gray Lady, having drifted the Earth for over a thousand years, has seen all of life there is to see. Thus, when Hogwarts hosts a winter ball, she does not think it will be any different from the countless other balls that have taken place at the school over the years.
Winner of the Winter Snows' Melting A Winter Heart challenge.
Author's Response: *grins* Well, thank you! I'm assuming that was a good 'wow.' ;D
Summary: We must know a person thoroughly before we can love.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Astoria Greengrass Malfoy waits for her husband’s return from work. She remembers from when she first met him to their wedding.
When Draco finally comes home, he finds a present of a different kind.
Again, a beautifully crafted story. I'll leave it to others to point out the flaws in this diamond.
Author's Response: Thank you. Though, if you saw flaws, wouldn't it be better to tell me rather than hoping someone else comes along and finds the ones you found?
Summary: When Cupid and his trainee, Godfrey, arrive at Hogwarts, their plan is to bring some love into Angelina Johnson’s life. Cupid knows exactly who she should be with. Unfortunately, when Godfrey panics the second arrow ends up in a totally different place.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the Cupid Gone Crazy challenge.
I am not JK Rowling; I doubt you're surprised by that.
While this wasn't the funniest story ever, it was well worth the read. Thanks for writing itl
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I'm glad it was worth reading. *grins* Carole xxx
Summary: On their first reconnaissance mission together Remus and Tonks escape from the Death Eaters thanks to her remarkable quick-thinking. Decamping to a Muggle pub Remus discovers she’s not as confident as he’d assumed. He’s always felt like the outsider – but perhaps he’s not alone?
The song featured in this one shot is Let's Dance by David Bowie.
I'm not JK Rowling - don't say you're surprised.
Good point about Metamorphamagi. As dangerous as it is to have a potion that lets you become someone else, to have people able to alter their appearance at will is asking for trouble--think about the criminal uses of such a talent!
The story itself was a delight; well done, with the characters behaving canonically.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review. I've always thought how great it must be to be a Metamorphmagus, but then it struck me that Tonks would have to lead such a sheltered life because she'd barely be able to control it - especially as her hair was changing from one hour old.
I'm glad you enjoyed the story - I do try to stick to canon and canon behaviour.
Summary: Everybody has dreams, and Lily is no different. She has grown up reading the same Fairy tale stories and has started dreaming about her Prince Charming. What she doesn't know is that her prince is right in front of her always asking her out. She continues refusing going out with James until the dream shows her that her prince is James.
A James/Lily one shot, which ends with a kiss.
Good story, great idea. Just a couple of rough spots where I'm not sure what you meant to say:
"She knew it was no use wishing for something, that she had to move one."
What did she have to move?
“I’m guessing you won’t be coming from breakfast either.”
Shouldn't that be "coming to breakfast"?
Author's Response: Okay, so I tried to remember, I even read the story twice but I can't find the first line you pointed out. :S But I guess it's just a typo and I mean 'on' and not 'one' if this line is included in the one shot.
About the other line, it's another typo. *blushes* It should be 'for'. Thank you for pointing it out, I'll edit it right away.
I'm glad you liked reading the one shot. Thanks for leaving a review! =]
Summary: It’s April Fool’s Day at Hogwarts, and three generations must uphold a Gryffindor tradition.
This story was written by Gmariam of Ravenclaw for the April Fool’s Day One-Shot Challenge.
Lovely little story, but there was a tiny little problem:
Albus felt a small smile on his face, and forced himself to calmly drink his own juice as he looked around the Hall, growing louder every moment.
Why was Albus growing louder every moment?
Author's Response: Well, it was the hall that was growing louder, not Albus - sorry if that wasn't clear! Thanks for reading and leaving a review! ~Gina :)
Everyone needs someone to hold on to, especially in dark times like these.
Sometimes, all it takes is a chocolate cheesecake and a friend – or something more – to rekindle a flame of hope.
Beautifully done! I could almost taste the cheesecake myself...
Author's Response: Thank you! :)
Summary: Two months after the Battle of Hogwarts, Luna goes hunting for the Crumple-Horned Snorkack and discovers something unexpected in the process.
Very short one-shot.
What a beautiful character study!
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! This is my personal favorite of all my stories.
How far off would the time problem be if the Lovegoods were keeping English time and not the local time? As a trucker I crossed a lot of time zones and had to keep my watch and logbook set to my home time zone... And don't forget that in a deep forest things are a lot darker than in any clearings.
Author's Response: One of these days I'm going to get around to really fixing the time errors on this story. Thanks for pointing that out; I hadn't thought of it that way.
Summary: Harry and Ginny had a good reason for not showing any sign of their love when they dropped off their boys at the Hogwarts Express. They had just wanted to win their daughter a little money. After all, she was the only one who believed that they'd be able to keep their hands off of each other for two days. And what a fiasco that was.
Very good story, but the constant switching of tenses during the first kiss story needs to be fixed.
Summary: All Sarah wants is to know who her father is. As it turns out, discovery is only half the battle. One-Shot.
A beautiful story with only one typo that I tripped over: "I was a fourth year, on year behind your mum."
Author's Response: Oops. My bad. Thanks for letting me know, and thanks for reviewing!
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Narcissa Malfoy wishes for her son to marry, but Draco is not content with her decision. Though, when a young woman enters his life in an unusual way, he finds himself wondering if he feels more than just the need to possess her.
This stories is the prequel to A Christmas to Remember, but can be read alone.
A beautifully crafted tale!
Author's Response: Thanks!
Summary: "Oh, Astoria, Astoria, Astoria. When will you realize that I Love You, and that I Actually Do Find You Tolerable and that I’m Sorry For Annoying You So Much, But You’re Really Funny When You’re Angry." The story of Draco and Astoria.
Very well done, you certainly hit the emotional chords. BUT you need to either drop a couple of words or re-rate the story higher than 1st-2nd years.
Author's Response: Thank you! And I had totally forgotten about those swear words! I will absolutely put this up a rating : ) Thanks for the heads up.
Summary: The Dark Lord has returned and is making himself at home in the Headmaster's office. Harry Potter is dead, along with anybody who would dare stand in Voldemort's way. However, there is a pest lurking in the halls of Hogwarts, and there are mysteries still left unsolved. Experience the other side of the Harry/Voldemort relationship, discover Dumbledore's worst mistake, and much more as the Dark Lord attempts to settle into his new life as supreme ruler of the world.
OK, so in this universe Tom gets to discover victory isn't everything it's cracked up to be... It's off to a good start; my only complaint is that it was listed as a completed story. So, are you going to take it further? I hope so!
Author's Response: It was originally intended to leave it up to the reader's imagination. However, if I feel inspired, I might convert it into a chaptered fic (and if the lovely mods allow me!). I'm glad you liked it and want to find out more. At the moment, though, I'm letting it remain as a one-shot.
Summary: It is not the full moon, nor an alcoholic night gone wrong, nor a day before finals. No. It is the first meeting of junior members of the Order of the Phoenix, and Remus is terrified out of his wits.
A Remus-centric one-shot.
Lyrics taken from "Butterflies and Hurricanes" by Muse.
Very well written, good characterizations, and a new twist on the question of courage. Given LV's track record, and the fact that only a Dumbledore could face him down and live to tell the tale, anyone who signed on to fight him WAS likely to die. The question then becomes is it a cause worth dying for? Your story asked and, in a believable way, answered that question.
Author's Response: Wow, thank you! Yeah, I've always wondered myself whether there was a cause worth dying for, and I suppose that if you follow Sirius's logic, there is. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks again for the wonderful review. =)
Summary: Percy Weasley has always lived a life that was framed by rules. He had loved them, to the extent of losing his family, but when the rules begin to turn on those they are supposed to protect, what will Percy do? This is the story of the boy who becomes a man, of a rule abider who becomes a rule breaker. This is the story of the other Weasley.
This is eternalangel submitting my final for the Character Exploration Class.
Fantastic! Thanks for filling in some major holes in Percy's story. I had hoped JKR would make him a mole in the Ministry for the Order, but that hope was denied me. Thanks for giving me an acceptable alternative.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review. I'm glad that you like this alternative for Percy. I appreciate the feedback!
Summary: With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lavender Brown is seized with panic when she discovers her friends have a surprise party planned. Having declared herself permanantly thirty-nine, she does the only thing a grown woman can do when confronted with her age -- she does a runner. Apparating to King's Cross, she ends up on a train where she's surprised to meet a face from the past.
Will she confront her past and face up to her age? More importantly, will she return in time for the champagne?
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff, and this is my entry for the Bookbasilisk 'Life Begins at Forty' challenge.
Thank you very much to Heather (MorganRay), Rose (Russia Snow) and Alyssa (Harry4lif) for their help in beta'ing this tale. Yes, three betas - I am greedy.
Nicely done! You took some minor characters, added depth to their characterization, and told an interesting story at the same time. My only quibble is your attributing farsightedness to "old age." That's mostly because I passed forty over a decade ago and I'm still firmly middle-aged.
Author's Response: It was tongue-in-cheek, having just been issued with my own pair of glasses and was feeling my age as I wrote - ha ha. Thanks for the review
Between the Snoring and the Seemingly Imminent Death by A H
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 16]
Summary: Between the Snoring and the Seemingly Imminent Death is a short one-shot inspired by the passage in Deathly Hallows in which Harry awakes on the first morning in Grimmauld Place, noticing that perhaps Ron and Hermione's hands had been together during the night. This story--for I shall spare you the unnecessarily long title again--is about what happened during that night, when Ron and Hermione know that the next few months of their lives are not going to be easy, for the moments that are under the most pressure are undoubtedly the ones we most feel confessions are necessary.
When the only quibbles are over the spelling of a street and the number of a house (you moved them to #2 at the start of the piece), you know someone's done a fine job.
In short, I loved it!