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I am old. Older than Jo. Not quite as old as Voldemort.

In fact, I am exactly Marauder-aged. Which might be why I don't read much Marauder-era. Can't compete with Lily....

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Seven Thousand Sunsets by FullofLife

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: When a fatal disease spreads like wildfire around the Wizarding World, it is up to Rose Weasley to find a cure - with the help of no other than Severus Snape. But working with a man she's fallen in love with is much harder than it sounds.

First Place in the Gauntlet's Sixth Run!
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 07/09/08 Title: Chapter 4: The Crashes of Battle

Very nice development. I like how you have her realizing that all those stories she heard were real in a visceral way, and realizing that Snape had no reason to help her. She has a great deal of empathy.

Author's Response: I\'m glad you like it so far!

Minuo Incruentatis by blackhairedweasley, cmwinters

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: All was well.

Obviously, Neville thought, someone spoke too soon

Twenty-four years after the fall of Voldemort, a terrifying illness grips the Wizarding world of western Europe, and it's spreading quickly. Professor Neville Longbottom, who has been fighting desperately to find a cure, is out of options. There is only one man who can help him now.

Unfortunately, that man is dead.

First Place Winner of the Gauntlet's sixth run by cmwinters and BlackHairedWeasley (both of Slytherin House).
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 07/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue - The Bad Death of Severus Snape


Author's Response: That\'ll be easy to pass along to CM. ;)

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 07/15/08 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 4 - Par Rapport Inconnues

This is shaping up n a very interesting way. I should have said at the end of the last chapter that I like the way Neville is outwardly the young Neville, but obviously interiorly the Neville who ran the DA seventh year. I like how it shows that what Neville shows on the outside is not the whole story. Perhaps he has that in common with Snape.

Author's Response: This, besides my other fic There's Nothing Left To Lose, was my first real attempt at an older Neville, while simultaneously trying to stay correct to canon. I did try to make Neville a bit more (how should I say?) assertive, while also keeping his school-self somewhat intact.

Author's Response: This, besides my other fic There's Nothing Left To Lose, was my first real attempt at an older Neville, while simultaneously trying to stay correct to canon. I did try to make Neville a bit more (how should I say?) assertive, while also keeping his school-self somewhat intact.

Among The Flowers, Beneath The Stars by GringottsVault711

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: The summer before Rose Weasley's seventh year is not an enjoyable one. Trapped amidst a family she's sure would prefer the boy she's turned down to the one she's given her heart to, the only comfort she finds is in the memories of the last, beautiful week of term, and the knowledge that when the holidays are over, she'll be back in his arms - that is, if he hasn't changed his mind during the summer.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 07/30/08 Title: Chapter 1: Among The Flowers, Beneath The Stars

This is so sweet, without being at all sickly. Nice job!

Author's Response: Thank you! :) -- I do almost disagree with the second bit, though ;)

Things Lost In The Fire by Hermione_Rocks

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Perhaps Dolores Umbridge didn't just take Moody's eye and stick it on her door because she wanted to spy on her employees. Perhaps Dolores Umbridge wasn't just wearing Salazar's locket because she relished the feeling of power the Horcrux instilled in her. Perhaps there is more to this woman's story than what it might first appear to be.

This is a story of differences, similarities, and love -- a story that goes beyond what the eye can see.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 09/08/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Squeee! I suppose this makes two of us who think Moody is worthy of romance! You've made me feel a litle sympathy for Dolores, which is pretty incredible, considering... Although I don't see him as ruled by his head. I think he uses his head, but is ruled by hisheart. But then,m I could be wrong. :-)

Author's Response: I've always hated Umbridge, frankly, so at first writing this was a bit of challenge . . . but hey, no one is all evil, and I'm glad that I've got you feeling a little bad for her! As to Moody. You know, despite the fact that he's sort of always 'around' in the HP books, we don't know a whole lot about him. I see him needing to be ran by his head -- he's definitely brave, but he's also very calculating. This is, of course, not to say that he doesn't have a heart, or that it doesn't occasionally overrule his brain, but for the most part I think he's very logical and clever. That's my two cents, anyway. I do see what you're saying though. Glad you're enjoying the story, and thanks for the review! :)

Apparently Asleep by Equinox Chick

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Nymphadora Tonks lives under a shadow. Both her cousin and her aunt are in Azkaban believed to be in league with Voldemort. She knows Bellatrix deserves to be there- but Sirius?
Remus Lupin is an outsider. He’d once had three good friends- now two are dead and the third has been locked up for murder and betrayal.
They had met once before, when she was a child, but as Tonks grows up they find themselves thrown together- far too closely for Remus’ comfort. He’s always yearned for a normal life but knows that is impossible. Can Tonks convince him that he deserves happiness?

Nominated for a 2009 QSQ award in the Best canon Romance category. Thank you.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 09/30/09 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14 - Disillusioned

Ah, feathers... I do like how you've had Remus point out to Tonks how her belief in Sirius had affected her life for the better. I think that is absolutely in character. I also liked the made-up excuses for the nicknames - of course they would have had them...

Author's Response: Thank you, Thea. I wanted Tonks to feel better about her blind faith (except we all know she's right), and Remus is the man to set her straight. I had fun thinking up the excuses for the names ... but more fun with the feathers. Thanks again ~Carole~

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 07/10/09 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 Tea at the Tonks' House

Nice job. Nan is on her side, of course...

I like the way she realizes the dog is Sirius.

How can an intelligent man like Remus think he has any chance against her, and the onslaught of her love?

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing, Thea. Of course good old Shirl' is on her side. She's a damn fine woman and she likes teasing her daughter-in-law. Remus is just ... ridiculous about this isn't he? Silly man.

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 06/25/09 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 -Old Stories and New Friends

Well, I read all the way from chapter one to here wihtout stoppign to reveiw, which is probably a review in itself.

Memorable moment of first few chapters - Snape seeing her and being shocked because all he could see was her hair and she had made it look like Lily's.

I liked the way Hagrid got the photos - when he gave Harry the book he did say he'd gotten them from his parent's friends, but i don't see why a few couldn't have come off the Gryffindor Message board. When I was in College there was a chalk inscription on the blackboard in my frat office that had probably been there as long.

I think you've got her perfectly in character - I liek the way you spend a number of chapters showing her loyalty to Sirius - not hard to imagine, then, her loyalty towards her werewolf. That's very nicely set up.

And I have to think of everything else I wanted to say. But overall, a nice job.

Author's Response: Thank you, Thea, for such a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and were unable to stop reading. I'm glad you picked up on the photographs. I couldn't really understand why Gryffindor wouldn't have James and Lily on their board - illustrious members and all that. Ah, Snape and Lily's hair, mmm, well with a girl who can change her appearence... I kinda wondered what Snape would think. Plus, he's so snarky about her Patronus in HBP - I think they must have had some sort of connection ... even if it is just student/ teacher.

Thanks again for the review. Carole xxx

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 09/03/09 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13 - Old Marauders Never Die

I like your depiction of Charity Burbage. I'm a bit confused about the Wolf'sbane potion - how many nights in a row did he have to take it? I would have thought just the one, but here it seems either that he takes it a day early, or else takes it at least twice.

The Tonks bit at the end is fantastic. Does Remus have any idea at all what he's letting himself in for?

Author's Response: Wolfsbane - he has to take it at least twice in the run up to the actual night. When Harry sees Remus take the Potion, he hears him tell Snape that he should probably take some the next night too. He also tells the Trio that as long as he takes it in the week leading up to the full moon then he'll keep his mind. I had it in mind that he had to drink it probably once a day for the whole week, but I don't really know. Glad you like Charity, poor love, she doesn't stand an earthly with the force that is Tonks. Thanks for the review, Thea. ~Carole~

Reflection by Nitwit Blubber Oddment Tweak x

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Nearly every witch and wizard in the magical community suffered in the aftermath of the Great Battle of Hogwarts, including Draco Malfoy. He’s no longer the cocky, arrogant, slick-haired Prince of Slytherin, but a haunted, vulnerable young man. Finally free of his father and the Dark Lord’s clutches, he revels in his new found independence. The wizarding society is broken and rebuilding, and Draco returns to Hogwarts to repeat his seventh year. Newly appointed as Head-Boy, it seems Draco has changed. But has he changed enough to accept Hermione Granger as Head-Girl?

Chapter Seven is up! Leave a review :D

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 05/18/09 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

I like that Draco is taking a stand on something. It does seem to be better than brooding. Not that he doesn't have some real reasons to be brooding - just that it hardly ever helps much.

Author's Response: That's true, and that period in Draco's life is over! He's had his time to feel sorry for himself, but now he's going back to his 'hot-shot' ways :)

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 05/18/09 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Well, I think he asked a very good question. Do they think he can be like Harry? Who knows what he thinks of that, but if he can, he can get over this. He can get past it, like Harry got past things where most of the school was against him.

Some of the Slytherins are thugs, but it is not possible that all of them are. There have to be some very ambitious people who are not violent, and not controlling - just too busy making a success of themselves to care what Draco does. ..

Author's Response: Hi there; thanks for taking the time to review! Of course not all of them are violent - there are Slytherins like Andromeda who have qualities that the house values, but not the violence or hate. Unfortunately, Draco happened to run into some very foul ones! But who knows - over time, perhaps his house shall accept these changes...

Snape Didn't Die by OliveOil_Med

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Winner of the First-Annual Ravenclaw Quicksliver Quill Award for Best Humor, Wittiest Writing!

Snape didn't die, he simply joined the Witness Relocation Program. A funny slogan for an avatar, but what if some crazed author somewhere decided to write the story behind it?

On the run from all those who would want to see his head on a platter, Severus Snape is put through a series of tests. But between scantily-clad Ministry agents, seeing-eye elves, and an all-witch school and all the drama that goes along with it, he is beginning to wonder how much worse the alternative would really be.

Happy Birthday, Chante'!

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 01/09/11 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 It Begins

Very interesting. Having actually taught students in the US, I have to say I feel for him. Shame they didn't send him to Erasmus. It would have been much easier...

Author's Response: The Salem students remind you of the girls at Salem? Did you teach at St. Trinian's American campus? I don't know if Eurpoe would have been quite safe enough, because it would be a lot easier to be recognized, not to mention I'm not sure he would speak any other languages well enough to go anywhere else in Europe. But I'm glad you like the story anyway.

Our Little Secret by Kerichi

Rated: 6th-7th Years • Past Featured Story

It was like a wizard tale. The clever Slytherin helps a hag who later repays the debt. Except that Rose Weasley wasn't a hag, and Scorpius didn't expect to call in the favour.

*Winner of the 2010 Next Generation QSQ award*

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 04/14/09 Title: Chapter 10: Patronus

Well, I read straight through without stopping to review, which I suppose is a sort of review in itself, isn't it? Thank heavens you don't take as long as I do to update - I'd go mad!

Author's Response:

That is, and a lovely compliment, too (and realistic, heh).

Have you promised readers an update? It works wonders for motivation, especially when you've heard the Rugrats saying...

"If a promise you don't keep,
It will haunt you in your sleep.
As you lie beneath your quilt,
You will have a conscience full of guilt."


Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 04/21/09 Title: Chapter 11: Burrow

I hope that Scorpius comes to know them, and they him. He really is a decent guy.

Author's Response: He'll come to know them eventually, ;), but for now, he'd rather avoid them!

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 08/29/09 Title: Chapter 23: Decisions

I've very much enjoyed this story. It is so much easier to review when you have something specific to say about how to improve something, especially when one is aware that the writer must know they generally write very well, but please accept my apologies for not having much to say except that I like it very much and am looking forward to the next story...

Oh, and Rose never struck me as particularly truthful, but then, that was not what I was looking at most closely.

Author's Response:

I find it harder to review when I have concrit, :D, so I admire you for finding it easier while wondering how you do it. Sandwich method? Liked this, need to fix that, liked this too? I think the encouragement that comes from readers enjoying a story keeps aspiring writers trying to write the best they can and can't be undervalued. It's priceless!

Everyone tells white lies and lies of omission, but before she was tempted and one lie led to many others, Rose thought of herself as an honest person. Her parents didn't raise her to take credit for someone else's work. That she did that started eating at her and she had to make it right . . . although she really should have told Scorpius first!

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 05/09/09 Title: Chapter 13: Surprise

At this point I love Scorpius so much I am starting to wonder if Rose is good enough for him...

"...It's as if he's a different person."

"He is." War sometimes changed people.

"And your grandfather?"

Scorpius studied the pattern of roses on the teacup. "He isn't."

Marvelous, succinct, revealing... I give it an 11 out of ten...

Author's Response: Thank you for liking the way I wrote that (I almost put succinctness but it looked funny :D)!

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 04/30/09 Title: Chapter 12: Worries

So let me make sure I have this straight... Scorpius has actually noticed Rosie since 5th year, so he really does like her, and Rosie obviously really likes him, but they haven't actually told each other they really like each other yet???

I am starting to get p-o'd at the bunch of them. Give the poor boy a break, please. And that owl cannot have anything good in his claws...

Author's Response:

Scorpius liked Rose...but he didn't admit it to himself (he was just watching her in class out of detatched, impersonal interest, LOL) and the more she's learned the more she likes about him, but nope, they haven't actually told each other that yet, heh.

The Weasleys are cautious, but not unreasonable, and you are very right about that owl!

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 06/15/09 Title: Chapter 18: Niffler

I would love to read all those digressions.

So, lots of one shots, ok? I love your portrayal of the older Grangers. We really see absolutely nothing of them in canon. They are very believable as Hermione's parents here.

And I like how Scorpius is trying to help with the bushes using Muggle tools.

The whole "how long has this been going on" discussion between Albus and Rose...

a little sparse, but nice.

Waiting for update.

Author's Response: Thank you for wanting to read the one shots! The most we see of the Grangers is them looking out of place in Diagon Alley, but Hermione didn't get all her personality traits out of thin air, :D, so it was fun making her dad a know all. Albus is a guy, so I couldn't see him dragging on a conversation like Lily would, but just because he wouldn't want to hear "gory" details doesn't mean he wants Rose to keep everything from him!

Fallen Lord by TheBlackSister

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: An old defeated man awaits his end. It comes with consequences.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 06/12/10 Title: Chapter 1: Fallen Lord

Interesting. I'd love to read more about that romance.

And ...very credible. Esp. where he says most of the time it works.

Nice job

Author's Response: Why, thank you very much! I can't promise anything, but this may not be the last I write of that storyline. Maybe. Hopefully. Glad you enjoyed it!

Be Not Proud by Insecurity

Rated: Professors •
Summary: Severus Snape has just killed Dumbledore and is thus considered the most loyal servant of You-Know-Who. But his new position as headmaster of Hogwarts leaves him with more challenges than he ever anticipated.

Nicole Shaw never understood why she had been Sorted into Slytherin. Now, at the age of seventeen, the Sorting Hat’s choice is going to lead her into a dangerous situation. She cannot find it in her to accept the new regime at Hogwarts, but she is too scared to take action either.

This is a story about the painful reality of Hogwarts under Voldemort's control. Whilst Harry, Ron and Hermione have disappeared to find Horcruxes, life at Hogwarts must somehow go on ...
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 04/20/09 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Well, you have to say she leads with her chin. Why wasn't she a Gryff???

Author's Response: You find out in a bit ;-)