Summary: Remus has been having a hard couple days. What he doesn't realize, is that his life is about to take an even bigger turn to the depressing. Halloween was two days ago, followed the next night by a full moon. Remus has a bad feeling when he recieves a letter from the head of the Order of the Phoenix telling him to not check any news until after he has had a chance to stop by.
This was for the Green Dragon New Years Challenge By Cheshlin of Slytherin House
I think it is a very nice touch that time seems ot have no meaning inside the Green Dragon, and that the children of the founders find Remus. I like that your Remus always wanted to teach, and finds a way to put his own cursedness to use...I see that in his advice to Arthur Gryffindor, and that makes me look to see what deeper connection there may be between his own situation and Slytherin's...
Author's Response: The Founders kids come from my story Revelations. I had just written that story before writing this one, and the lessons seemed to go together. I\'m really glad you liked the timelessness. I think you can sometimes get great lessons from people of other times. Cyns
Oh - a wonderful touch that the Love room Chooses the people who work there! And now he is beginning, I see, to have hope.
Author's Response: Most of my stories connect in one way or other. My version of the Love room goes back to my OC fic Behind the Door. Declan made his first appearance there, though he has shown up in many stories since. I thought that was a great way to bring hope in. :)
WILD the way you stuck Harry and Tonks in there! And it is such a good point that he had gone too long without friends...life has a way of wearing one down, after all...
Author's Response: Remus has had more then his share of problems in life, but still hasn\'t let it ruin him. I thought Tonks and Harry could give him the glimpse into the future that would me him realize his dreams. Cyns
And her hair turned pink!
Thank you for a nice story with very well conceived plot twists and points!
Author's Response: You are very welcome! I\'m glad you enjoyed it. Remus and Tonks are one of my favorite pairings, and I truly enjoyed writing this story. :) Cyns
Summary: Ugh! Valentine's Day. Professor Snape has never liked the holiday, and now he must endure a Valentine's Day after Gilderoy Lockhart idiotically suggests that students ask the Potions Master to show them how to "whip up a love potion."
But one never knows how one will react, should someone be brave enough to ask the Potions Master about love potions.
OOH, nice! And I think Anne asked a very good question. I would also wonder just how her ... er--interesting...mother happened to snare her really really nice father.
I also think it is very nice, and very well handled, that there is a moment of unspoken sympathy for Snape (Which is, I am sure, the only kind he could stand) and that his day was not as awful as he expected. I also think you did a good job with Hermione.
It is very interesting, btw, to see her as a side character...
Author's Response: Well, thank you! I intend to make Anne\'s family situation clear in future stories. And Anne\'s questions would have to be different from Hermione\'s, owing to their very different backgrounds.
Summary: Harry and a Slytherin girl start thinking along the same lines...
Very interesting questions - especialy her question about Dumbledore. They don't seem to be first years - why has Harry not noticed this person before, if they've been in double potions together for years? I await your update!
Summary: The Dumbledore brothers have a colourful history. One is the scholar, the hero, and the Headmaster we all know. The other... Well, there's that story about the goat.
A little Valentine for the Ravenclaws. Warning: this does contain the goat.
Oh, oh, oh....this is good. I can picture it. And where was he when we could have used Dolores turned into one, that is what I would like to know....
Author's Response: *passes bunny back to PP* You know, you\'re already responsible for making me wonder about Aberforth\'s goat. Happy Valentine\'s Day!
Summary: Hedwig and Pigwidgeon have a secret! How far will they go to keep it that way? Read to find out more...
A Short but Sweet story
Wow, i just realised that a whole section of Rendezvous has been missing ever since i first posted. This has now been fixed, so if you have already read this, please do again because the extra part is (I think) crucial. Sorry I never realised this untill now :(
Scroll down to the bottom if you dont want to reread, it is the last section of the fanfic
I think you've doen a good job of fleshing out their characters, and I have to laugh - hiding under Harry's cloak! I especially liked the part where Hedwig flew crazily around the room because she'd seen Pig doing that, right as he was thinking of doing it himself...
A very nice story indeed...
Author's Response: Thanks for reading :) Yeah, i had a lot of fun writing that part *grins*
Summary: Ron Weasley has started having some very odd dreams. What do they mean? More importantly, can they help the trio to finally defeat Lord Voldemort? A Ron-centric fic written for HP Quills for a Cause.
Dedicated to my husband who always helps me see the big picture.
VERY interesting. IThis really drew me in, and I am usually hopeless with anything that even refers to something like chess. I like the way you transmitted the information - we get a lot without being told. I find it interesting that they have a secret keeper for their plans, too. I think that is an innovation.
Summary: One month following the terrible events at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape are on the run, hiding from Bellatrix Lestrange and the Death Eaters sent to capture them. A tragic loss unknowingly reveals the secret of their location, and they must fight for their lives or answer to the wrath of the Dark Lord for their treachery.
This story was written for the Extra Credit prompt: The First Chapter of the New Year’s Challenge by Gmariam of Ravenclaw and received First Place.
OH! Can't you be talked into it? Not necessarily a full Book Seven, but something about what happens to Draco when he ends up at the Burrow...
Or at the Diggory house, also in the neighborhood...the family who has lost a son of their own to the Dark Lord...
I like the potions bottle as a port key, I like that we are not certain Snape has been finished off, and how Snape Irritates Bella. I don't understand why they could not have taken the potoin with them, why they hesitated even a moment if they knew they had to leave, why they seemed to need any last minute ingredients other than hair...is it a longer-acting potion, considered dark for that reason? Could it be a potion that would cause a permanent change?
Very interesting, and a deserving winner of a first chapter, it delivers something substantial while setting up much more. Good job!
Author's Response: Hi there! Thank you so much for my first review!!You are too kind for reading this story, I really appreciate it. Now that you mention it, maybe I\'ll nip in and take out that \"last minute\" reference since you are right, the only last minute ingredient is hair. I had been thinking that since the potion needed to brew for a long time, they had been forced to abandon others as well. Potions-in-progress don\'t travel well with outlaws on the run, after all. I\'ll tweak it so others can\'t pick it apart.;) I really don\'t plan on continuing, although it certainly would be interesting to see what happens when Malfoy shows up at the Burrow. Hm. Thanks again for reading this, and for leaving a review! I really appreciate it and can\'t wait to read your Snape-goes-to-Ikea story! ~Gina :)
Summary: Loralie of Hufflepuff House, posting for the Feb. Challenge.
He loved her once, can he forgive her now?
i had to read this because I just love Hagrid, and you don't see many fics about him. I had never thought of him having a girlfriend while he was in school.
I can well imagine Hagrid still loving someone forty years later. I'm glad you don't actually show them really getting together, because I think that would be a little OOC for Hagrid. I can't seem him breaking up someone's marriage. The way you leave it, it has not gotten to that point yet, so people can think what seems most likely to them. Good choice with that.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I appreciate the kind words.
Summary: In which there are holidays, it is cold, Remus is utterly daft and Sirius listens to him.
Very nice. The dog bit especially. And now I am wondering what it is with James and Peter...not that you will write that. Still, I am allowed ot wonder if they each wanted to go home for Christmas, or if they wanted to let Remus and Sirius have this holiday together, alone. And what each of them did on their holiday, as I am sure it was not anything like this. There is a point past which I just can't willingly suspend disbelief.
Umm..is there a formatting error, or am I missing something?
Darn you. Now I want to go write James and Peter during Christmas. I give myself till...April 5th and if it\'s still bugging me I will write it for you and what comes after will be on your head.
Formatting and it\'s fixed now *grrargh
Summary: In the aftermath of the final battle against evil, Ron is given the chance of a lifetime, a chance that has only been given to less than a dozen people throughout all history.
VERY nice. Very nice indeed. you covered why Ron couldn't change what happened to Harry nicely, and by choosing such a tiny thing, really, such a small moment that might be insignificant to most people, you demonstrate how much Ron does lover Hermione before he says it.
I also likethe way you handle the future - that it is always shifting, because of freewill. You got too relatively incompatible things to make sense together. Nice job!
Author's Response: Huzzah! I\'m so glad you enjoyed it. It\'s a plot bunny that I had to think about and work through in my head for quite a long time until it felt right enough to actually write. It\'s very different than the stuff I usually mull about with, but I really enjoyed it.
Summary: A reflection on Sirius Black, this sonnet was written for the March poetry challenge by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
I have NEVER managed a sonnet. This is an awesome accomplishment! AND it makes sense. (One so often finds, in poems that have to rhyme, that something doesn't...)
Author's Response: Hi there! Thanks so much for reading this. I\'m so glad it all made sense - I do know what you mean about rhymes sometimes being forced, I\'m guilty of it myself at times. Thanks for the lovely review!! ~Gina :)
Summary: In which Peter clarifies a few things for the general population.
Very interesting, Slian.
Author's Response: I hid for a reason, you know. I really did write it months ago. I\'d love to know how you\'re psycho-analyzing me based on this, though...
Summary: "Everything has a price, Miss Granger. Do not fool yourself."
Hermione has been trying all year to get even an E on her Defense Against the Dark Arts essays. During a chance meeting with Professor Snape late one night, Hermione discovers that even making good marks is not as clear-cut as it seems. Set during HBP.
What a very nice story! It really made me think. Why DOES Hermione need so badly to be first at everything? She comes up with marvelous spells - is she the one who figures out ho to use them (I thought she was, now I have to go look and think about it), or is that usually Harry? I hadn't thought she was lacking in critical thinking, at least in real life - I recall in particular the explanaiton she gave Harry about what Cho was feeling - but perhaps I missed something.
One thing is rather interesting - her contention that a Teacher's first duty is the welfare of his students... In 20 years of teaching no one ever said such a thing to me, and yet I think it was clearly how better people approached their teaching. I HAVE heard the saying that there are two kinds of teachers - those that teach their subject, and those that teach their students...I never would have put Snape in the second category, and yet that is where you have him, and very believably.
I would not normally nit-pick, but somehow I think you'd rather know - you seem to have left out a word. I think you mean "it is more important that your enemies..." but you have written "it is important."
A very nice story. I really enjoyed it.
Author's Response: Hi there! I\'m so flattered that you took the time to read and review this! I came up with the bunny for this story towards the end of November when I was feeling really overwhelmed by school and perfectionsim and starting to wonder if being perfect was really a laudable goal and think about what it cost me. The \"first duty of a teacher\" thing is probably because my dad always used to tell me that \"the first responsibility of a parent is to keep ther child safe\" when I was little.
Thanks for the nitpick –– there had been a \"more\" there, but was accidentally deleted during editing. Thanks for catching it (already changed). *hugs*
Summary: Part III in the Lily; Wilting During Blossom Trilogy. It is highly recommended to read the first two fics in order to understand some of the minor details, but the fic stands for itself. (Don't worry, they're all one-shots).
Lily has been working at the Terminal ward for nearly a year. But now, she receives a notice that she never wants. Her only hope is finding the right spell in order to spare the world of a little bit of hell. And how will she manage such a feat? Well, when you're a Healer in the Terminal Ward, you fortunately - and unfortunately - meet a lot of interesting people.
It made me cry.
Very interesting, because while I don't think it actually happened that way, I think it is a very good story. Would Lily have thought more about this, about what it meant and the ethics involved? Possibly, possibly not. "I do not take commands from evil."... nice line.
I didn't check if you marked it AU - I think it is very mildly non-compliant with Canon, in that I believe Jo has said the Potters were living off James' inherited money. That's not a criticism, just an observation. This is a truly original story, with a great deal in it. Nice job!
Author's Response: Thanks Thea :) It isn\'t marked AU, because, also if they did live off the inherted money, I can\'t see Lily not working... I didn\'t have Lily think more about it, because, at least in canon, it seems like a spontaneus act, so I continued that - only the act was spontaneus earlier on, when the idea started, Thanks for the review! ~Sunray
Summary: "If he really is a rat, it won't hurt him," said Remus in PoA. How did he know?
Written for the Peter one-shot challenge, prank prompt, by Vindictus Viridian of Ravenclaw House. Humor warning.
Seems he might have been a little better at magic than people generally gave him credit for....
Author's Response: Well, you know. Twelve Muggles in one explosion and all. And you just KNOW James and Sirius never thought anyone was as good at anything as they were. Thanks!
Summary: When Ron and Hermione expect their first child, Ron searches for his childhood book of fairy tales.
This story is a collection of the finest Muggle fairytales, lovingly rewritten and retold to appeal to Wizarding children world-wide. Please note these tales were written before the release of Deathly Hallows. As such, the idea of Wizarding Fairy Tales was original at the time of writing. I must say that I was extremely excited to find Jo writing her own in the new book. (Though it was my idea first ;p )
Oh, I like this! I like the idea that the House Elves originally came of their own free will...
Anothre nice job of transforming a story Muggles tell into a wizarding tale...