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After roughly two years since I last put my fingers to the keyboard to type a new story - I'm finally back.

My new fic is a genfic entitled: Conversations With Dead People. It follows Severus Snape pretty much through DH, with Lily flashbacks. I'm excited about it.

To fans of my previous writings, I do hope you haven't all lost so much faith in me that you are now boycotting my work! To all others... no seriously... I do update. Regularly. I do. And I am never, ever gone for years at a time. Don't let anyone tell you differently.

Also, I have changed my site domain - please see above for the new address. It will be used for news on updates etc.


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Summary: “I’m such a wimp. It’s been two years and I still can’t come here without starting to cry,” he wiped of his face again and then looked down on the ground. “But I just miss you so damn much.” One-shot

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1519 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
11/06/04 Updated: 11/06/04

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 12/16/04 Title: Chapter 1: Visiting the Grave

Wow, that was so beautiful and so sad, I think suicide is a real possibility for Harry after all he's been through, even if J.K doesn't include it because it's a "childrens story". Assuming he doesn't die killing Voldemort anyway.....oh, I'm supposed to be reviewing. Great story, I was nearly in tears, I hope to be able to read more of your poignant works soon. :)


Summary: A look at how Voldemort really feels.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1403 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
11/06/04 Updated: 11/10/04

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 12/14/04 Title: Chapter 2: The Further Confessions

Oh wow-I laughed so much at this chapter! Please write some more stuff when you can, you have a great sense of humour!


Summary: What Sirius finds beyond the veil is not death but life and penance in an odd friendship to a boy from his past...

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3960 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
11/06/04 Updated: 11/06/04

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 11/17/04 Title: Chapter 1: His Four-Legged Friend

i thought the little boy would turn out to be snape!great story-i love it


Summary: When your whole life has been a struggle, how do you cope with the loss of a friend like Sirius Black? How do you get through the days - and the dark, lonely nights? A short one-off set over five days in the immediate aftermath of OotP.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5479 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
11/06/04 Updated: 11/06/04

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 12/14/04 Title: Chapter 1: Whatever Gets You Through The Night

I really, really liked that. Great writing, and a great insight into Remus - well done!

Author's Response: Many thanks, and I'm sorry that I didn't reply before -- I've only just realised that you can!


Through the Fire by Croyez
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 250]

Summary: It all starts out with a meeting. Little do Harry and Hermione know what problems and dilemmas will surface along with their secret relationship. Hearts are shattered, prophecies are spoken, disappearances occur, dark plans are schemed, and discoveries beyond their understanding are made. Can their relationship withstand the perils it is subject to? Will their fate and worries stand in the way of true love? They can only hope not…

The air was suddenly filled with Hermione’s screams. They reverberated off the walls, echoed in the space…in Harry’s head…he felt as if he were sharing her pain, as if he were the one under the curse. He couldn’t take it. He couldn’t see her in such pain, maybe even wishing, like he had earlier, to die…for it to end…

He didn’t notice it when his hand began loosening its grip on the edge. He didn’t notice it until he began to fall to the ground, but as soon as he did, he pointed his wand at Voldemort. He felt seventeen years of suffering, seventeen years of mystery and trials…he felt hatred like he had never experienced before, pouring out of him. He felt every single thing that had happened to him on Voldemort’s account, rising to the surface, almost drowning him in a mix of emotions.

And then, he yelled, with all his might, “Avada Kedavra!”

He wished for it all to end…for it to be over…

The Last Chapter (Twenty) is up on [July/12] Thank you so much, Stephanie!

H/Hr, and Book 1-5!Hermione! will only sink when there are none loyal to them. So there.

Categories: Harry/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 120337 Chapters: 20 Completed: Yes
11/06/04 Updated: 08/04/05

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 02/01/05 Title: Chapter 1: The Secret Meeting

Wow, I'm not much of a Harry/Hermione shipper, but that was really great. Well done - you have a real talent! P.S: Thanks for the review!

Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it either way. =) Thanks again.
Hehe, you're very welcome. Your story's fantastic.


Of Rats and Drainpipes by Loki MM
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: It all started when the Slytherin Quidditch captain threw a curse at Peter, who transformed and hid. In the sink of the third-floor boys bathroom. And got stuck. It's up to the other three Marauders to get him out. COMPLETE

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1615 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
11/06/04 Updated: 11/06/04

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 02/15/05 Title: Chapter 1: Um ... of Rats and Drainpipes

Ha ha ha! Very good - wonderful idea for a one-shot. Well done!


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.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 89805 Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes
11/06/04 Updated: 11/29/04

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 12/03/04 Title: Chapter 24: Sated

Wow that story was brilliant!I can't wait to see snape attempting to be a daddy!Looking forward to no. 2!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!


Meetings by dink
Rated: [Reviews - 78]

Summary: * COMPLETE *

He knew, now, that this agony would not cease until he had obeyed his new master. He couldn't bear it anymore. He raised his wand in the air and, through gritted teeth, whispered, "Crucio."

Through a series of meetings, find out why Snape joined the ranks of the Death Eaters, and why he eventually turned away from them.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 23475 Chapters: 22 Completed: Yes
11/07/04 Updated: 12/06/04

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 11/30/04 Title: Chapter 19: The Closed Meeting - IV

your story is so brilliant! i didn't see that last bit coming-nicely done.can't wait for more-your one of my favourite authors on this site.

Author's Response: More will be coming in roughly 15 hours' time. :D And also a brand-new story, very Christmassy, which will be starting at the same time in the General Fics area. Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 12/07/04 Title: Chapter 22: The Last Meeting

That was a BRILLIANT ending!Wow - I loved the whole story,I can't believe it's over.Absolutley brilliant-well done.

Author's Response: Thank you! I didn't want to give the story a proper concrete ending, because I never do like endings that tie everything up. And I wanted to show a possible reason for Snape's anger towards Neville (Neville was his responsibility and, as far as Snape can see, he wasn't worth the trouble) and his hatred of Harry (Harry took away Snape's chance of redemption). I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 12/02/04 Title: Chapter 20: The Closed Meeting - V

great stuff!can't wait for more!

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 12/06/04 Title: Chapter 21: The Closed Meeting - VI

Wow I loved that chapter.dumbledore is just so cool-I love him!


Summary: Remus' thoughts about the girl he loves, and a brief look at their short romance. Very angsty, quite possibly rather depressing. It's a songfic, rated PG-13 for violence. One-shot.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Self Injury

Word count: 2156 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
11/07/04 Updated: 11/07/04

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 11/17/04 Title: Chapter 1: Broken Mirrors

great story!its ok-i love remus,he can come to me!he is such a complex character-i think you captured that v.well. I LOVE REMUS LUPIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 10/23/05 Title: Chapter 1: Broken Mirrors

Hey, I've just re-read the fic as it's one of my favorites out of my favorites, and I had ot review again to tell you how amazing it is! I have absolutely no criticism, I loved it. And I did begin to cry, which I rarely do for a story, so you know it's well written! It's just such a pity you don't have more reviews, you deserve them. 10/10 definitely.

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 10/23/05 Title: Chapter 1: Broken Mirrors

That should be to not 'ot'. I really must proof-read these things...


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Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 0 Chapters: 0 Completed: No
12/31/69 Updated: 12/31/69

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 01/14/05 Title: None

OMG THAT WAS SOOOO FUNNY!!!!! I laughed out loud when Snape was wondering if Harry would kill him on Christmas Day, and I practically burst when I saw what the tee-shirt said - excellent, well done!


The Summer Before 6th Year by Terri
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 109]

Summary: Summer after losing Sirius, with Voldemort growing stronger, how will Harry cope?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 58422 Chapters: 13 Completed: Yes
11/07/04 Updated: 11/14/04

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 11/17/04 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

wow, interesting take on harry potter!i really liked the story-esp.the growing bond between harry + remus(even though i felt harry was a little too soppy at times).also,the past participle of the verb "to drag" is "dragged",not "drug".just thought i should let you know!


Veiled Revelations by erikthephantom
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 514]

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?!)

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 103833 Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes
11/08/04 Updated: 12/17/04

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 01/04/05 Title: Chapter 24: Now It's Forever

O.K erikthephantom, here it goes. This is it, my review for the entire story!( I hope you get to read it as it's quite long and wow you have so many reviews...see? I'm rambling, please forgive me.) Anyway, this story, wow was it good. I'll have you know that I was on this site everyday checking to see if you'd updated instead of doing my assignments! Let the reviewing begin.......... I loved it from start to finish,10 out of 10 and I don't often give that. I felt like I was reading Rowling ( siriusly...) I thought the conversations between Remus and Snape were extremely well written and realistic, I'm sure something like that could have easily happened. The whole thing started to go wierd in A Place To Bond, but my confusion ended by the end of the chapter and I thought it was really well done - it drew the reader in. My absolute favorite chapter was 17-Freedom - I loved it, I keep reading it over and over, the emotions are so well expressed, you can really feel their pain. It's great to see Remus like that sometimes. I loved the chapter summary conversations, they were hilarious! I loved Sirius taking points off himself - I was on the floor laughing at that! I think getting Lily and James together was very nicely done, the way you did it makes so much sense. It was great when Sirius and Remus banded together to kick James' ass when they saw him with Bethany. McGonagall was so funny the way she was so angry at Sirius' prank! (Dear God this is a bloody list, not a review, you must be so bored). Your characterisation was perfect, you captured everyone just.....perfectly! The NEWTS were well done, except that the Polyjuice Potion takes a month to brew...but who remembers everything? I certainly don't, I've forgotten my next point. Oh set up really good grounds for Sirius feeling that Remus might be the spy, and I loved Moody's bigiotry towards Remus, it gave an insight into how the rest of the world treats werewolves. A strange thing - Remus' eyes kept switching from grey to yellow, did his wolf's eyes come out when he was mad or something? The whole Death Eater invasion - it could have been so easy to screw that up but you kept everyone in character and it tied in well with the story - well done. I loved the end, it was so sad to have James thinking about his future when we know he is going to die in five years. Peter's growing deception was very subtle - nicely done. I almost cried at the end, I loved the emotion so strongly and so clearly felt by all of them. As you may have gathered by now, I loved your fic and I can't wait to read more of your stuff. You truly are an amazing writer, one of my favorites on this site. I could write more, but you're probably asleep by now. Thank you for such a great story, and you're my hero too, erikthephantom.

Author's Response: OK! sorry it took me so long to respond, i wasn't technically allowed on the compy so i had to print your review and read it (it's 1 full page long and that's with less than 1 inch margins). I was not bored AT ALL reading your review. As a matter of fact i was extremely pleased with its thoroughness. I was so happy that you waited until the end, I thought it was so much more pleasing for me to read it. Plus, as I said, it was so thorough. :) Chapter 17 is actually one of my all time favorite chapters, too. It actually used to be my least favorite when I wrote it. I thought it was terrible because nothing really substantial happened and it was short. As I reread it, (and i did MANY times) it really grew onto me. THat is basically the feel of the sequel so far. More of that feeling and less of the structure. im really happy you liked peter's subtle change, that makes me happy coz i really wanted to work that in somehow, even if he doesnt actually betray them until the last year of their lives, or the first year of harry's (quite ironic if you think about it). i cant BELIEVE i forgot about the polyjuice potion!!! im going to remedy that in my sequel somehow, i dont know how, but i will! And I'm honored the way you viewed Moody's bigotry. There's more to it than is just the surface. And "A Place to Bond" HA I think I weirded everyone out with that one, but it was actually necessary to the plot and, (if i may say so myself ;) ) a reative way of figuring out the spy's identity. Well, at least the first way. I'm really glad you liked the summary convos - i LOVED writing them, i had an absolute BLAST doing it each time. i think i'll have to read them again...and about Remus's eyes: that was a typographical mistake. i had originally had his eyes as the color grey. this was changed for 2 reasons. 1) i found out that wolves have yellow eyes, and i really locked on to that idea when i saw a fanart picture and 2) Sirius has grey eyes. I tried to go back and fix as much as I could, but it was getting lengthy and hard to completely change. I'll have to work on that. his werewolf eyes DID show through, but the color thing was a mistake in the typing. I really appreciate how closely you paid attention and how thorough this review was and, again, how you waited in the end so you were impartial. :) THANK YOU AND YOURE MY SUPERHERO!

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 12/09/04 Title: Chapter 16: Lions for the Cup

A wooden "steak" is spelt stake. Love this story though.

Author's Response: realized that. i have fixed it tho! thank you for telling me that!!

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 12/15/04 Title: Chapter 23: The Marionnettiste Revealed

Waiting................waiting..............still waiting................AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author's Response: why dont we all sing the old heinz ketchup theme song: ANTICIPATION!!! ANTICIPATION IS MAKING ME WAIT!! sirius: she's really lost it this time... remus: yep. she definitely has...

Reviewer: Zetera Signed
Date: 12/14/04 Title: Chapter 23: The Marionnettiste Revealed

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I BEG OF YOU UPDATE SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'm sure you're busy and everything, but PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(as you can tell, I'm enjoying this story)

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