Even though you can see that I signed up on December 15, 2005, I'm actually NOT a newbie to MNFF. My other username is SimplyMagic, but I got bored with that and when the forums opened, I signed up as IceCreamFairy, and became quite active there. Since the mods encourage consistent username on both the archieves and the forums, I decided to become IceCreamFairy here as well!!
Summary: Monthly Challenge #2
Draco learns what it takes to be a hero, while Harry learns that hero's don't always have to go it alone
I enjoyed reading this. You kept both Harry and Draco in character - especially Draco. I agree with you that he's the kind of person who'd care about his own life more than anyone else's. He might be an obnoxious lad, but in your writing you made Draco almost seem to be lovable. You showed the other side to his personality, though I'm not sure how I should describe it... The switching of scenes was a bit confusing, but everything fits together at the end. Though maybe you should place the scenes where Draco hunts for the Horcrux after his encounter with Harry in the library. Then, Harry receives it at the end, during the morning. This way the whole story might be less confusing. But honestly, I loved the way it all came together at the very end, and that note brought a smile to my face. Great job!! You should write more fics about Draco; few people are able to grasp his true characteristics this well.
Author's Response: Thank you. I shall keep the format of the story in mind, but I was hoping that the use of present and past tense in each scene would indacate what was happening when. I shall try to be more careful in the future. I\'m glad you enjoyed it. I like Draco a great deal too.
Summary: One of the finalists!
I also voted for this entry. You wrote smoothly and your style was quite similar to JKR's. The ending was brilliant; really made me want to continue reading! Great job, too bad that you didn't win... But still, keep writing!
Oh, I love this. You apparently did some research on Viktor's accent and his Bulgarian swearwords...^^ Your writing is beautiful and captivating, and you also appear to have sprinkled a good amount of humorous elements into it. Viktor seems to come to life in your story, and now I'm IN LOVE with his oh-so-cute accent! Thank you for giving us such an enjoyable story and another POV from Viktor Krum.
Summary: Historic AU, set a few years before the American civil war
Charles Weasley is a man with many talents and one that could easily find a wife far more beautiful than Miss Granger. Yet she is the one he wants, the only question is – does she want him?
Hmm, this is something interesting and refreshing, with a completely altered background to the normal Harry Potter world. It's a bit weird seeing Charlie Weasley acting so...different and Hermione suddenly a "lady" with a sharp tongue. Are you going to include any reference to the wizarding world in this fic? If not, then...you better do. This is an HP fanfic site, after all. As for your writing, I think it is very good and precise. Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it, and I hope you'll keep reading it.