My initial forays into Fanfiction land were focused on Remus Lupin. While I still love him, I quickly discovered the depth to which I had been neglecting Severus Snape. I was shown just how many layers one can invent for him, he never ends and I adore him. I've also discovered that I find angst deeply fascinating and that is mostly what I read. I can handle humor based fictions in small quantities, but anything parody like is not what I want. Therefore, my ridiculously long favorites list if filled with Snape or Lupin centric angst stories, with the occasional story that is immensely well written even without the inspiration of the above.
A Note on Reviews: Words form five percent of communication. Thus, it can be incredibly difficult to express oneself properly in the vast sensory deprived zone of cyber space. I would never seriously insult an author or imply that they are remiss in not updating. If I ever appear to do so I'm joking. Things like sarcasm and humor can be totally lost between two people who have absolutely no actual contact with one another, and thus no knowledge of their mutual natures, or the vocal or physical variety necessary to explain what those naked texts mean. Smiley faces can only be used so often before becoming utterly ridiculous.
All that to say, if I have ever offended anyone or made a current distress more difficult to bear it was never my intention. I sometimes forget that what I type in a bubble filled frame of mind may be interpreted painfully otherwise to someone in a different mood.
My favorites list is too long. It's becoming ridiculous, not that it matters since I'm the only one who probably ever looks at it. Nevertheless, I'm going to stick the names of completed fics I adore here since I mostly use my favorites to keep track of updates to wonderful stories
River Styx, Harry Potter and the Daughter of Light, Oblivious, Once in a Blue Moon, Veiled Revelations, Symphony for Quartet, and A Different Sort of Peace.
Summary: An Irish witch languishes in the darkness of her family home, confined by her father and circumstances. What will it take to bring her out of this exile? The chance to return to Hogwarts? The opportunity to participate in the fight against Voldemort and his Death Eaters? Or will it be Severus Snape, a man she did not expect to see again in her lifetime?
This is canon compliant to OoTP but written pre-HBP.
Reviews and constructive criticism are most welcome, and thanks go to Ashwinder who kindly beta read the chapters for me. :-)
Having read this background on Irish mythology and seeing how much you like it, if you haven't, you should read Stephen R. Lawhead's "Song of Albion" trilogy. It has some strong Irish myth base.
Summary: Inspired by the third movie and all the times this little ploy occurred to fool a woman into love. Remus has always adored Lily, even to the point of unrequited love. Yet James has his eye on her too. When desperately asked for help, does Remus admit his feelings or aid his friend in a quest for the girl of his dreams?
I find this entire thing somewhat enticing and rather befuddling. For some reason it's like your being overly obtuse for my level of brain functionality.
Summary: On the eve of his Dementor's Kiss, Patrick Essex wrote a letter to his captor:
“Your wife will bear you a child – a girl with hair the color of butter, skin the color of milk. A girl whose veins pulse with an unbridled passion. I will leave this place, and I will slaughter her. She will die a death so gruesome that Satan himself will pity her, Gabriel Lee. Of this, you may be certain.”
But I refuse to die.
Aw, how sad. Poor baby. Essex is well on his way to making her miserable.
Hmmm. Is it just me or has Snapes hair miraculously been cleaned? Yes the films make it not all that icky but in the books it's rather his trademark isn't it? Of course hair doesn't always look bad greasy. Anyway, I think it would take him longer to warm up to someone, he's out of practice. Still, I've always been fond of him.
Aw, I love Neville. He's so sweet when he's not scared out of his wits. Note: It would be helpful to me if not too much bother if you would do individual chapter summaries, I keep forgetting which one I read last then I can't find it. But not if you have too much to do.
I felt like I was missing something during the argument. Or like Gaenora was missing something, someone was missing something anyway. Poor Severus.
I love the "hair thing". She should realize she's with a bunch of teenagers, purple hair on a professor will be relatively cool.
I do so love Remus. Awarding points in that instance was so Dumbledore. His personality is so hard to capture. It doesn't like tupperware boxes.
I knew I liked her, she likes Narnia=must have good taste. I think Remus would be an excellant man to have as a first crush. He'd be aware of such feelings and be careful of them without encouraging them.
Summary: The Hogwarts Express brings mystery and mischief in the Marauders' seventh and final year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. James, Sirius, Remus, and Peter are facing a year of N.E.W.T.s, romance, intrigue, and, of course, a little mischief-making. There are plot twists galore! James (in the midst of saving the world) continues desperately to try to woo the incorrigible Lily Evans. Sirius deals with family problems while dealing with his incredible popularity and good looks (the horror!). Remus is provided with a backdoor to avoiding the prejudices of the inevitable real world, but at what cost? (dun-dun-dun) And Peter...well, Peter gets himself a girlfriend (but don't worry: it doesn't affect his hero-worshipping of James...or DOES IT?!)
The entire Boys Huddling Together Discussing Things was highly, highly entertaining. Why didn't the guys just ask the girls?
Author's Response: they're bums, you know how guys are. ;) no, i like men, i really do, but sometimes they're a bit clueless. in this case, mcgonagall was giving the guys a chance to feel like the girls. kinda like a sadie hawkins dance...or whatever those things are called. i think it's a good life lesson for all the boys, you know, just to sensitize them a bit (and yes, i do enjoy inventing words)
Loved it all.
Author's Response: thanks a thousand, i love that you're reading it!
Summary: Harry's sixth year; the burden of the prophecy, the grief over the loss of Sirius, the wizarding war, blossoming romances, the new Quidditch Captain, Weasley family drama - and that's just part of it.
The entire Hermione-using-Harry-to-make-Ron-jealous and Harry-going-huh? is very entertaining. Especially because Harry is so clueless and bothered wondering why his friend has apparently gone insane. Ah me.
Boys! It's not their fault God made most of them where their clueless sometimes.
You know, now that Harry isn't busy being mad at the world for not revolving around him and has figured out that people do things for his own good, like he was for so much of OotP, I'm so fond of him again. And I can feel sorry for him again too. Nice bit of levity at the end. Good timing.
Summary: Thanks to an ingenious plan of Dumbledore's, Severus Snape and Harry Potter swap bodies. They're doing this to fight Voldemort.
Dumbledore says it's the only way Harry can survive. But can Snape get over the trials and tribulations of being a teenager again, and can Harry battle unruly Potions students and greasy black hair?
In short - will either of them survive?
The latest chapter is shown from Snape's point of view.
Hmmm, a very interesting beginning. When I first read the original summary I thought "Oh great, another abstract idea" But so far it actually seems to have some depth. Sort of :D.
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Um, why not just go to the Hospital Wing? Then they would have had proof against Lucius and gotten him at least close to expelled. I thought Brad was going to end up either being made to follow them around or something.
Why does that promise sound so sinister?
I find it hard to believe that not only would S.S.'s grand parents go into all that family history in front of Fiona but that he would let them. Wouldn't he have wanted to do that himself?
I wondered why they had been ignoring all the fuss and bother too. Is Severus going to tell Lily or is she just going to find out about this messiness?
Summary: COMPLETE. A woman visits Hogwarts expressly to meet Severus Snape. Her eccentric aunt led her to believe that he was the kindest, handsomest man to ever grace the earth. What will she do when she discovers the awful truth - let a few minor imperfections stand in the way of romance? Highly Improbable has been recognized by the Multifaceted Awards as Winner in the Laughter Category and Runner-Up in the Identity Category (Best Original Character), and also by MNFF's first annual Quicksilver Quills Awards. Thanks, MuggleNet!
What is Hogmanay? Yay you quoted from a movie I've actually seen! And a really good one too. How sweet of Severus to make the potion for Eloise.
Author's Response: Hogmanay is the Scottish celebration of New Year's Eve. Thanks for reviewing!