Hey all fellow authors, readers, Harry Potter fanatics :P,
My name is Rachel and I'm sixteen in May. I'm quiet, kind of shy, a daydreamer and artsy/creative I guess. I like Art - drawing and painting. Most of my stuff is just doodles and sketches which I just sort of keep in a drawer, but I have sketchbooks too. I like writing, i like reading. I like exploring, I like walking in the countryside and feeding the ducks. If I could go back in time, I'd meet Beatrix Potter for a day and we'd go up a hill and paint and write stories about the animals there; I'd meet Shirley Hughes and ask her to teach me how she draws and writes, and I'd go back to Jane Austen's life and find out who Elizabeth Bennet was and whether Mr Darcy exists for every eligible bachelorette!
I like singing, dancing and acting too, but usually only in my room since my dancing is umm...interesting! I hate Maths and science. I wanna kill algebra one day. I love kids and their imaginations. I love looking after them and I like inventing stories and games for them.
I'm doing English language and literature for the the next year (and hopefully after). Writing is a skill that has to be practised to become anything, so I figured, writing stories is pretty much a way to keep me motivated!. I love harry potter and JK Rowling is pure genius. She's my favourite author, hands down. I don't care about all those people who make digs at her by saying she only writes basic literature for kids...so? Just look at this site, dedicated to her :)
Since I was little I've always wanted to write professionally. Nowadays I'd still love to write a book, but realistically that's quite a big dream! Whether or not I publish a book, creative writing is a really useful skill to develop. So writing fanfiction is the way forward! It's far more fun and way less stressful than school will ever be - and no one judges you!
I like general fanfiction, but Harry Potter's all I've ever written. I almost started a Lost fanfic once since I'm really into that show and believe that Kate and Jack are made for one another! Lol. Anyway. At some point, I'll get my next fanfic up. I swear, exams and school are almost NOT worth the effort...but once they're over I am going to SIT DOWN with a HUGE cup of tea and write a fanfic :)
PS: Check out my awesome, wicked banner for "The New Surprise". All the credit goes to sayiansirius, who made it for me. Oh and HPobsession helped ;). Thanks guys!!
Here is the bit for all you lot reading "The New Surprise". Chapter 15 got deleted first time round, so that's why there was a wait. I had to completely re-write it, but I think the 2nd draft has improved a lot, so I'm glad really! Again, my apologies for making you wait!!
Anyway here are the quizzes I liked!
Which Pirates of the Caribbean character are you?
Which HP Kid Are You?
Which Harry Potter Marauder Are You?
What Color Sharpie Are You? (25 Different Colors) Updated Again!
I can't remember if i reviewed this chapter yet...oh well...wow this is good this story!!! To be really honest I think I preferred BTDYKM but this plot outline is very action-packed, and I can tell it's going to develop into another BTDYKM (just as romantic and action-filled!). I looove rascal flatts and their song "i was born the day you kissed me". My sisters both hate that song but i think it's beautiful. Anyway i'm getting a little sidetracked. So ch.5...I liked it alot!! Haha lol especially with derek's slurred "Heeeyyy Hermioooneee" and when he kissed her. Ew! That part made me cringe while thinkin of drunken idiots slobbering all over Hermione!! lol. Anyway can't wait for Chapter 6 Noooo...Draco might go to prison!!! Argh, this must be resolved soon.... :D
Awwww....soo cute!! H/G rock foreva! Gr8 job!!!!
Quite right! Everyone has feelings, even lavender brown (but you have to wash all the makeup off and then you'll find them! lol ;)
Author's Response: Haha, yes, and we would probably have to wash off alot of makeup with some heavy duty makeup remover, LOLS. =D
Wow! I'm a Ron/Hermione shipper but wow...This made me almost hate Hermione a little bit! While reading the books I could never hate Hermione but JKR never put Lavender in as someone who has feelings, she just made her like a silly, giggly vain girl, but you showed her feelings in this very realistically. Wow...okay I will stop saying that! :)
Author's Response: I'm a Ron/Hermione shipper too and I got annoyed with Lavender when I read the book, but then after thinking about it a bit, I felt sorry for her, because Ron was just using her all along to get Hermione jealous. Even though JKR made Lavender a brainless floozy, I think she's still entitled to emotions.
o.m.gosh.Another sad songfic...argh why must evryone torture me so??? Sorry ;) This was so lovely and so sad at the same time!! Oh wow i love this. It was really good how you made the song like Ron's life - he saw her with another man on the subway...she passed on by...fortunately ron didn't kill himself like james blunt does in the video!! I know this review is so long but I also LOVE james blunt!! That is such a sweet song and so is goodbye my lover! Okay i will go now - great story soo adding it to my faves!
Author's Response: Ohh, I love that song! Hehe. Thanks for reading, xoxo
Oh and PS to anyone who has heard the "flying high" version, that is the censored version the real is actually with a swear word. I was playing it in on media player and my little bro walked by so i had to turn it down quickly, lol!
Author's Response: Lol. Thanks for letting us know ;)
Coool! I usually don't read hermione/snape stuff much but this first chapter has me wanting to read on!! Here we come chapter two! i like how this isn't like some of those slow moving stories where it takes snape like three chapters just to make an appearance...
Author's Response: Glad you like it. Thanks!
FIRST REVIEWER!!!!!!! wo00t!!! Anyway I hate silly old access denied. I really have to read on!!!!!
Author's Response: Agreed. Access Denied could die. I hope you get to check it out soon!
That was certainly interesting...I'm on Harry's side. Ginny was the one who caused this!! I hope christmas comes soon! (In the fic and real life!) Lol! Then we can meet blake - obviously he's gona be such a tool! Lol, or maybe not...
Author's Response: My goodness, I\'ve just been about dying for Christmas to get here. We\'re only a few chapters away from it. Blake will arrive in due time and the jealousy games will begin!
That was a great wedding!! I love weddings! *To quote jack sparrow* Drinks all around!! Lol, anyway. More visions! AHH! I hope it doesn't turn all star warsy where bill or ginny takes matters into their own hands to stop the baby dying and then end up hurting/killing someone! That would be so sad! And I really want Ginny to just get with Harry! :-( but awesome chapter though, i loved it. Especially where harry got to hold ginny..a.www
Author's Response: I must admit, Star Wars was the inspiration for Ginny\'s line, but it will go no further than that. What will happen will happen and Ginny is to wise to tell her brother or try to do something herself. I enjoyed having that little moment between them. It was an opportunity for Harry and Ginny to be close with no ulterior motives.
Yay! The sequel! I haven't even read the first chapter yet, but i had to review to say hi! By the way, if you want, check out my new banner in my profile page. It's for the New surprise. Thanks!
PS i cant wait to read this!!
Author's Response: I\'m glad to see you here! I\'ll make sure to check out the new banner and please enjoy!
Ooh spoiler!! Lol, how could I forget about your great spoliers? Anyway, i think Ginny's right. They shouldn't jump into anything yet, and it makes the story more interesting if she says no at first. But i must ask about this spoiler; if it is Ginny, isn't she still dating Harry? Well i'll find out soon enough i hope! Great chapter :)
Author's Response: It\'s good that you still think they\'re great! I\'m glad that you approve my choice in having her say no. A lot of people haven\'t, but that\'s okay! And no, she isn\'t still dating Harry. Harry feels wounded and isn\'t gonna go back to her easily. Even if he still loves her.
Hiya! So sorry, i remember reviewing the last chapter AGES ago but i think my slow internet or weird computer did something to make it not posted or something...anyway i liked the last chapter! I dont know if i liked it as much as the first chapter, but it was still good ;). I wonder about this person ginny's dating. Hope we get to meet (and hate!) him! grr...lol excuse me! anyway can't wait to read chap 3 - well done!
Author's Response: You\'ll definitely get to meet him. As for hating him. . .even I don\'t hate him. In fact, I kinda like him.
"Ron!" Hermione hissed, looking up and down the street. "The muggles might have seen!"
"Them? They don't notice anything." He kissed her on the cheek and Harry moved to stand by Kyla.
I liked that line. It seemed really cannon for Ron to say that.
Goodness, so much to comment on!
Firstly I really have to say that this was an excellent chapter! I mean that ;). I think compared with the others it really stands out, because it's as though it's beginning to really pick up. I love how you've made such a tension between Harry and Ginny. It does make you think "why can't those two just SOLVE their issues??" which is great, because it means we'll read on to find out!
Blake seems like a geniunely nice character, but obviously he's in the way, so technically I want him out! Lol :) anyway really great chapter, can't wait for the next one when it comes.
Author's Response: Stupid computer. I just typed a nice long response but unfortunately it said, \"You\'re stupid if you think that I\'m gonna let your daily computer experience be easy for you.\" Okay, maybe I was paraphrasing. Anywho, I think I take vindictive pleasure in writing these characters that people love, yet they want them out of the story. :) Blake is a fun creation of mine, trying to create the perfect guy and what a girl \"should\" want. ;) I hope you enjoy and read on!
*gasp* oh no! I hope Ginny is alright!!
Author's Response: *gasp* Another great review from an outstanding author?! *faints* THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Aw, I hope you do some more chapters, this one was cute ;)
Author's Response: Thank you! There\'s only going to be one more chapter because I didn\'t want to make this one a long story. Thanks again for reading my fic. You know I love yours too!
Harry laughed at the expression on his face. “Well, the next time there’s a ball, you’re my girl.”
I just have to say that i loved that line. It made Harry seem so sweet. But surely its 'the expression on her face'? I liked this oneshot. True it was a little short and fairly fluffy but sometimes we need a break from long angsty fics!! Well done :)
wow...that was really really good. I loved it. just wow
Author's Response: :O I am so honored!! One of my favorite authors liking my story....THANK YOU!!!! Just...I don\'t believe it. Just...just wow. I really appreciate it!!
Aww how cute. :-D and yay, you managed to work the room of requirement into it! I love that room ;) its where all the romance action happens.
sorry its taken me so long to review this, but ive been writing/updating my own story so i saw this again and was like 'oh yeah!' so i read ch. 2. very good!
Author's Response: its ok, thanks though
That was a cool start. I thought the fight was great, because you kept the characters very canon. Ron kissing her was predictable (not in a bad way though) but running away was very Ronnish. :) Again, nice job and I'm glad I read it.
Author's Response: i love ron...hes so cute