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!
Oh good! Some R/Hr!!!!! AGGG!!! evil, evil, evil spoiler!!
Author's Response: Hahaha! Now on the other hand, Ron and Hermione had all the time in the world and just needed to get the heck on with it. ;)
Sorre you have like a mound of reviews from me but i can't help it!! Its so good! Theres always something to comment on! "A smile spread across Ginny’s face. Hermione squealed and gave her a hug, jumping up and down. Harry rolled his eyes at their antics."
I loved that line!!!! Hehe i can just imagine how we girls would act!!! lol, time fore next chappie, b bak in a bit!!!
Author's Response: No, don't be sorry. I love mounds of reviews! It gives me stuff to do when I get back after the weekend. I will admit that there have been times in my life where I've squealed and jumped up and down and it's about the zaniest thing in the world, but oh, so much fun!
hiii agian argh why do you torment me with your (wonderful) spoilers?? Ah well I'll go read ch. 26. :) Thank you for reviewing my story (which only has like 6 chapters!) This plot is really good Ohh I'm excited as well as to what Ginny and Dumbledore are talking about!!!!!
Author's Response: Haha, you're lucky that at least you have the chapters up to continue onto. Once you hit the end, you'll be stuck with the spoilers again! And I've absolutely loved your story!
Aww some beautiful H/G love moments! And you have given another spoiler!!! ARHGH!! this must be resolved, i shall go check out chapter - er - dunno, next chapter anyways!!!! :P
Author's Response: Thank you. ;) I love the cute H/G stuff even if it tends to be borderline corny. Thanks for the review!
huh...i'm confused, sorry i have reviewed again so continuously, but isn't this story called To see You through the Dark? Has it changed to Harry Potter: The Sixth Year now? Oh by the way thanks for giving me some name ideas for my story The New Surprise. :P
Author's Response: Please don't apologize for all the reviews, I am absolutely loving them. ;) The original story title was Harry Potter: The Sixth Year, but critics told me that it was far too common and to search out a more interesting name. Someone suggested To See You Through The Dark and I really liked it, so there you go. And no problem with the names, I was happy to do it!
Wow..........................Oh.my.gosh. That was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. My favorite part was when Ron Hermione and Ginny all backed him up and Voldemort was destroyed. I thought it was excellent how he didn't die, he was literally destroyed, which was pretty amzing how he just rumbled the whole earth. I have never written a battle scene, but I can imagine that they would be very hard to write. You very nearly had me crying at the end when Harry screamed out to the rain! Well...nearly :) Oh my gosh again you really have to write the next chapter so we can all enjoy it!!! ;)
Author's Response: If you ever get to write a battle scene, I tell you now that it is freaking difficult and I don\'t know how JKR does it time and time again. If anyone knows the secret to making it easy, I would love to hear! I\'m so glad that you liked it so much, the next chapter is written but not typed and once more it is one of my favorites!
Wow....another exhilarating chapter. I would like to say my favorite part was when Harry was saying all those things about those who had died, including Dumbledore. I'm sad this story is ending (or has ended) but at the same time it's brilliant and amazing because of the way it has ended, bittersweet, but at least now we know people can begin to move on with their lives as Voldemort is truly gone, even when their loved ones have gone with him. I loved it!
Author's Response: It was so much fun to write and sooo satisfying after HBP. I like that you mentioned moving on with their lives which is exactly what the sequels are about. Thank you for reading this and please stick with me through the last chapter. ;)
Can't wait!! Yay, 2nd reviewer!! Why do they put the chapter there when its not yet been modded? Hmm...
Author's Response: I know! It gets people\'s hopes up like mad and then they get angry when it\'s not there. (I experience it a lot with sparx\'s story). Don\'t forget to review after reading the chapter as well!
It's quite strange to see this story ending, it's the longest I've read on MNFF! Chapter 48 was beautifully done. It wasn't too heavy or too light, you got the perfect balance. And Ginny finally admitted her true feelings! That was something (like Harry) we as readers had all been waiting for but didn't want to say anything yet! Anyway, this was a very beautiful ending, and I really hope you can write more work because I think it's something you're really good at. And thanks for reading and reviewing my own fanfiction, which is how I discovered this great story. I can't wait for the sequel!
Author's Response: Hey rache, I\'ve been terrible about reviews for the past few weeks. . .and I\'ve so prided myself on responding. I\'m glad that you enjoyed 48. It was so relieving to write, and I wanted to get a lot of that relief into the characters as well. Unfortunately, I\'ve slumped a bit since finishing. I still have every hope of completing the sequel (it\'s already written) but I\'ve been having trouble finding a beta for it. I\'ve appreciated all your reviews and kind words, and please enjoy the sequel!
heYA! Long time, no review eh? Sorry I'm so far behind!! While everyone else is commenting on ch.45 I'm like *yay! I've just finished ch.thirty-something!* Ah well. I had to comment on this chapter. Tonks is going to be a mommy!!!! :)) awww i was so upset about remus dying! Oh please don't kill off any more characters or i may just - er - cry! I hope Ginny and Harry officially proclaim their love soon. I feel so bad for Harry that he can't tell her how he truly feels :'( okkay well im onto da next chappie now, cya agin!! PS EVIL but very GOOOOD spoilers!!!
Author's Response: No problem, I'm glad that you're still interested! Unfortunately, I'm one of those sadistic authors who feels that characters sometimes must die and you'll learn that I kill someone in each of my fics. . .except for my humor fic. ;) I'm glad you enjoyed this chapter and I hope you like what's coming!
OooH! wats going 2 happen?? sorry, i just read the 1st chapter, only 41 left 2 go!!! Lol, i rate it 10/10! Really wana see how this fic develops, so im gonna keep readn!!
Author's Response: I don't know, you'll just have to continue reading! Thanks for the review, and I hope you enjoy the story!
great chapter! Ooh must keep reading!! still 10...hey if ur not busy, check out my one-shot fic "After the Ball was over", when it comes out. Its in the queue, but hopefully it will be submitted soon!! Please read and review 2 anyone ther!!!
Author's Response: I would love to come check it out. After responding to all the backed up reviews, I will head right over to your fic. ;) Thanks for the review!
Hey i actually didn't think this was corny!! I thought it made a difference having a chapter all about Lily and James and how they got engaged etc. Okay, there was one slight Titanic moment but who cares?? The way you wrote it was *sigh* romantic....lol! The thing that would have made it corny is if u had him fly her out to some ship that he had made look like the Titanic...but it was great!! This is one of my favorite chapters!! Along with the Chistmas chapter when Ginny and Harry got back together and Ron and Hermione got together (that was sweeet!!). Anyway great job, i don't mind about the spoiler i want to read on anyways!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: I don't even like Titanic all that much, but I couldn't help myself. ;) I don't get enough sweet moments in this and I wanted there to be some good backstory on Lily and James and particularly the rift between Lily and Petunia. Ah goodness, a ship would have been way beyond corny! Sooo glad that I didn't think of that because I might have actually tried it! ;) Thanks for the great review, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!
It's really weird but before I was really behind and I was reviewing like ch. 35 while evryone else was commenting on ch. 45 or 46 and now I'm like....wow!! You have to update! alongside everyone else! Woot - how must it feel to now have 1000+ reviews??? This story is excellent. I really do think that. Oh and so is DUI: dating under influence LOL, i think i'll add that to my faves as well.... ;D
Author's Response: It\'s always difficult when you catch up because you lose the air of superiority that you aren\'t tormented by the spoilers. I know full well what you mean! I\'m glad that you\'ve enjoyed it so much. It\'s hard to believe that my story has gotten this many reviews, when I saw it on the top ten list I pretty much freaked out. I\'m gonna hurry and update asap, but I don\'t know when that will be!
Nooo!!!!not another death!!! But evn though I'm sad i have to say I LOVE THIS CHAPTER!!!! its so emotional....i'm gona HAVE to read the next chappie now!!! good work!! :)
Author's Response: Ah, you know me. A story just isn't good unless somebody dies. J/K. I'm glad that you liked it, though. Let me try to think about. . .who died in that one? Oh well, I'll go back and see which one you were referring to!
WHEW!!!!! I've finished all the chapters!!! Finally! Well, I have sooo much to comment on!!! Firstly, I think you did excellent for one sitting! Usually I never manage that. Secondly, I know it's a battle but what's with all the deaths?! Acutally don't take that seriously, I think that it is good because it's different how you make it like unexpected. I feel reaallly sad though!!! Cho, the Creeveys, Seamus, Percy, etc.!!! Well i can't wait for Chapter 47!!! This is the longest fic I have ever read. Usually i think long fics drag on a bit but this one has me captivated!! Excellent work.
Author's Response: One sitting is hard. Very much so. War is war and there have to be deaths. Without deaths, there is no price paid and there is no reason to end a war. Sad but very true. I think I did a good job in choosing who would die which of course sounds very odd, but I was happy about the choices. I'm glad that you've stuck with this one and enjoyed it, keep up the great job!
Hii again!!! I'm reading thru these chapters, phew it does take a while! (but don't worry its totally worth it ^_^) I was so sad about harry and ginny's break-up!! I thought the break-up was quite sudden, harry just blurted it out. But i guess he'd already gone over it in his head. :'-0 <--- me crying!! okay, i didn't quite cry, but i was still very sad!! Harry is being a little ... puppydog. There! I didn't swear!! Sooo good so far, really can't wait to read the next chapter! :P
Author's Response: Woohoo! Way to go with the not swearing! But seriously, he is being a little. . .puppy dog. Darn him! I hope that you enjoy the next chapter!
aWwWw!!!! I've always wanted Harry to stumble across his parents belongings! EVIL spoiler! I need to know more!!! Oh...i can just..read te next chapter, i guess....^^
Author's Response: I enjoyed that scene. I can't wait for them to go to Godric's Hollow in number seven. Hopefully we'll get some good stuff going on in there! I'm glad you enjoyed!
Wow.....I just finished this and have to say I'm really amazed at every little twist and turn the plot has made. I really like the idea of the Time Turner. That was really well thought out and believable. This is so unlike anything I have ever read on here! I think the ending was really good, and I shall read the epilogue!
Author's Response: *grins* I\'m glad you enjoyed it. The time turner was a bear to write. I kept confusing my beta... but it turned out all right in the end :)
Pregnant Ginny! Poor girl! Actually I'm writing a H/G fic where Ginny gets pregnant in her seventh year too...so i guess thats what made me click on this! lol, nice job so far! Btw, I have to ask, its gonna bug me otherwise...Have you read noughts and crosses? is that where you got the name Persephone from? Or do you just like the name? Just wondering ;)
Author's Response: I got the name Persephone from Greek Mythology. No specific reference to the Myths surrounding her, just when I need name an incidental character, I use mythology as a primary source. Thanks for taking a moment to review, I hope you enjoy the rest of my little story ;)