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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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This Time by Subversa

Rated: Professors •
Summary: After the fall of Voldemort, an inexplicable illness plagues the surviving Death Eaters. Albus Dumbledore has a plan to save Severus Snape—but how, exactly, is Hermione Granger involved?
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 04/20/09 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

I knew he'd be in Gryffindor.

My Daddy Says by RedChequeredConverse

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: My daddy’s been acting strange. He won’t tell me why he’s so worried about Harry Potter. He won’t tell me who my mum is. He won’t tell me anything anymore.

Told from the POV of Felicity, Draco Malfoy’s daughter. Disregards the Epilogue. Contains slash, though nothing graphic.

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 04/29/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I liked this very much. I like that Draco obviously goes and visits his mother, even though he clearly does not agree with her much.

I agree that Felicity is not a very Malfoyesque name, but there may be a point there. And the meaning of her name might be making a point, as well.

I do hope they end up helping Harry anyway.

I agree with most of the technical points made by Inverarity, except that while 9 may be a bit precocious, She didn't strike me that way. I've known some pretty precocious children, I guess, but I also think it is more common when a child spends a lot of time with a parent, rather than with other children.

Good job.

Author's Response: There's a point. There's always a point. :)

I'm really trying to keep Fee behaving at the right age, so any help on that front would be greatly appreciated. Overal, thank you for reviewing!

The Spare by anthonyjfuchs

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Cedric Diggory didn't just die in the graveyard of Little Hangleton: he saved Harry Potter's life, and it was just the beginning of his journey.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 05/07/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Spare

I had to get up and go breath in another room before I could write this. I neve rliked cho and I have no idea what poor Cedric sees in her. Other than that, I think this really does him justice. I like the continuing use of King's Cross station. I like the sense that Fred is already on the train, or coming, and the way you tie that to his meeting the Weasleys. I just don't know what else to say.

Oh, except that I wonder if you intended the whole second half to be in italics, or if you missed a bit of code...

Second Chance at Life and Love by mudbloodproud

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: “Is it true five years have passed since that night? That I have been dead for five years?”

Hermione had known love with Ron. But, now he was married to someone else and Hermione was alone with only her work at the Ministry to keep her busy.

But, when she was asked by Minister Shacklebolt to handle a problem, would Hermione find love with someone from her past?

Sirius Black’s life was cut short when he fell through the Veil in the Department of Mysteries. But, somehow, he inadvertently found a way to come back through the Veil.

When he was told it was five years after he fell, Sirius didn’t believe Kingsley. Sirius found himself being held in a room in the Department of Mysteries. A prisoner again.

When the door opened and a grown-up Hermione walked through it, Sirius was stunned. How could this be the same girl he had known?

This is the story of a lost girl, a man back from the dead, and a love story that will be talked about for years.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 05/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: From the Past to the Future

This must have been a very difficult chapter to write. On the one hand, you have so much Sirius has to know, that you have to show him learning it, reacting a little. On the other hand, it is so much, you sort of have to tell that he heard it, instead of showing him hearing it, at least for most of it.

You know, I have never understood why the time turners couldn't have been remade or fixed. No reason is ever given in canon. I think you explained where this one came from pretty well.

What I don't understand is how the time turner turned him back five years to being alive, but ended with him here in the now. I also don't understand Kingsley's problem. He can always say that while Sirius Black had been presumed dead, he had in fact been _ fill in trumped up story of your choice. In fact, why would he have to say anything. "But you were dead!" person exclaims. "Well, the rumours of my death were obviously wrong, weren't they?" The few people who actually saw him fall through the veil seem to fall mostly under three categories - 1. In Azkaban, 2. Dead 3. Can be trusted to keep their mouths shut. So unless Lucius Malfoy is out there running around looking to make trouble....

Of course the real problem is also not people wanting their families back. "We don't know how it worked and we are not mucking around to find out how." - Simple enough. How many people even know about the veil, anyway. No, the real problem is people trying to get Voldemort back. That Kingsley doesn't mention....

Just my random thoughts. I think you picked good details to show Sirius reacting to - Molly's duel, his walking with Harry in the woods, details about Snape... I think they are the points in the story he would have had the greatest reaction to. And I think you did a VERY good job with Hermione's conflicted feelings about the wedding.

I am looking forward to the next chapter.

Author's Response: Thank you for your review. I wondered the same thing about the time turners being remade. An interesting point about why it brought him to the here and now. And that will be covered in a future chapter. As will reactions about him coming back through the Veil. Thank you for your interesting points as they are sparking situations and conversations in my mind. I will be updating very soon as my muse wants to work on this story now. Terri

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 05/16/09 Title: Chapter 3: Memories and An Unexpected Guest

How did he feel when he saw how Harry had kept his room?

It seems to me that Sirius must be feeling a very confused welling of emotion at almost everything, not just Hermione being grown up and Kreachur being decent. What is he thinking about all this? About his having come back? I know he's glad about he house beign so different, but shouldn't he be feeling that everything is so different?

Then again, you may have a master plan about all this which you have not yet revealed, mwahahaha.

Author's Response: Doesn't every writer have a master plan? You will just have to keep reading to discover it. Thanks for your review and for your comments and questions about Sirius' mental state. Terri

Love Always Remains by harry4lif

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Harry had dealt with many things in his life, but one thing he loved with all of his heart was young Sirius. As Sirius helps Harry deals with many things without realising it, will Harry be able to talk about something that he held so dear?
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 05/16/09 Title: Chapter 1: Love Always Remains

Harry is 37 in the Ep., when James is at least 12 and possibly older. Let us give James, say, 15 years before he has Sirius - that would make James 27 - certainly a decent age to have a child, and Harry fifty two. Which means that Sirius is 11 when Harry is 63.

Sixty three is not old enough to die of old age. It is certainly old enough to die of things that get worse with age, but not really old enough to be dieing from old age itself.

It is especially not old enough to die of old age when you are a wizard and have personally met people over one hundred years old who themselves were not dieing of old age.

Even if we give James 25 years to get around to having a kid and make him 37 and Harry 62 -, which puts Harry at 73, he is still not old enough to be dieing of old age. I know this because I know a lot of people in their 70's, and the ones I have known of who died in their 70's died of something specific. Cancer, for example.

Is this explained in a later chapter?

All For You by jenny b

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: ‘Do you think we can keep this a secret forever?’

Scorpius has met the person of his dreams. The only problem is, now he has to tell the world. The world that was expecting him to marry a pretty pure-blood girl one day- not Albus Potter.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 06/09/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

The love you portray between Albus and Scorpius is very sweet. I don't know why the Muggle barman has fire whiskey to give them and it seems odd to me that the Malfoys wouldn't have warded the house against unexpected visitors, but those are relatively minor points.

I do have to say, though, that I think Draco would have been more sympathetic than this. Not that he would necessarily have been thrilled, but somehow I find him a softer person than Lucius by time he grows up. He might have been concerned about appearances, but I think he would have surprised his son by supporting him.

We don't really know much about Albus and Scorpius at all, and nothing of them as adults, and we know almost nothing about Malfoy as an adult, in canon, this is just my gut feeling.

But again - l liked the relationship between the two young men.

Author's Response: *facepaaaaalms* I totally didn't think about the fire whiskey. Oops. I must go and change that. As for the wards around the house ... I did think of that when I was writing, but to have them would have ruined my ending slightly, and I like it as it is. And Draco - in my mind, he does support him. It's just the initial shock he has at finding out his son is gay, and I would have continued it, but like I said, I liked my ending as is. :) I'm extremely pleased you liked their relationship, though! This is the first slash I've written, so I'm glad I managed it well. Thank you!

That Night-time Stroll by jenny b

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: "She gave me such a telling-off one night when I got back to the dormitory at four in the morning ... your father and I had been for a night-time stroll."

This is the tale of Arthur Weasley and Molly Prewett, their love, and that night-time stroll.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 06/07/09 Title: Chapter 1: That Night-time Stroll

I had to read this because you so seldom see Molly/Arthur stories. Very sweet! I can see Arthur saying that.

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Rabbit Test by indigo_mouse

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Draco wipes the memory of his girlfriend of when she tells him she is actually a Muggle. What he doesn't know is that she is pregnant with his child.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 06/18/09 Title: Chapter 1: Rabbit Test

Very nice.

Author's Response: Thank you!

Good Night, Albus by Gmariam

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: A series of drabbles written for the Ravenclaw Almost-Gauntlet, this story includes nine scenes from Albus Severus Potter's time at Hogwarts, beginning with his surprise sorting and following him through Quidditch, O.W.L.s, and a very important relationship. It concludes with a touching reflection on so many memories from over the years.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 06/13/09 Title: Chapter 1: Good Night, Albus

Very nice. I've read at least one chapter of you story about Albus and Marcum - this certainly does give it some backstory.

Actually, and maybe it is because I already knew about Albus and Marcum, I find Ophelia the most interesting of the characters. Another Slytherin family with a child sorted out - even in a new society, that must have been interesting...

It seemed like Albus was dead in the end of this story, and yet James didn't seem sad enough for that. Hmmm Mystery.

Author's Response: Oh Thea, thank you so much for leaving my first review! I really appreciate you stopping to read this story. I'm glad you liked it and that it fleshed out my other story a bit. I really enjoyed working on it and creating those other characters. As for the end, I guess it wasn't clear or sad enough, but you are right - and that's all I'll say about that! :) Thanks again for reviewing!! ~Gina :)

The Torment Bred in the Race by paperrose

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: It's been twelve years since the Wizarding world saw Harry Potter after he mysteriously disappeared into the Forbidden Forest during the Final Battle in 1998. Now Lord Voldemort has conquered, extending his reach not just over Britain, but France, Germany, and Spain as well.

Meanwhile, hidden deep within the Canadian Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, a terrifying secret is brewing at the magic school that McGonagall herself founded just after the second battle for Hogwarts. It is at this school where Muggle-born Leah Andrews and her best friends, Gwen and Cory, will find themselves thrown into the search for the truth: What is a dead snake doing hung from a tree like a sacrificial lamb? Who really is the new DADA professor with the strange colour-changing eyes and bad mood swings? And just what does a gentle half-giant gamekeeper have to do with any of this?

One thing is for certain - all is definitely not well.

This is the sequel to Alternate Ending. I strongly recommend you read that one first, although I don't think it's necessary.

Excerpt from the Epilogue:

As he sidestepped them, he glanced down again at the wrinkled slip of parchment Charlie had handed him two days earlier with nothing more than a quiet word that there may still be one last loose end to tie.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 10/30/09 Title: Chapter 4: Flying and Fire

Hm...I have my assumptions, although I'm not sure I should mention them... Interesting how you have changed the house structure.
I do have to say that one thing bothers me a little. In some places you are quoting directly from either the movie or the books, and yet you aren't acknowledging that. I know we all know where it comes from, but to my way of thinking it would be correct to mention chapters, etc.

I do think I know who Masen is, what happened, and find his role model for teaching interesting.

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing. It's Supposed to he kinda obvious who Mason is, because it's more about the journey, and the colliding of past and present, than just finding out who he is ... although that will take up a large majority of the plot.

A Convenient Love by Blue Phoenix

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Draco Malfoy might be cold towards strangers, but he is bound by loyalty to his family. So, when his family requests that he marry for convenience rather than love, will he do what Malfoys have done for generations - cast his own wishes aside for the best of the family - or will the happy memories of love prove to be irresistible?
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 07/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Convenient Love

Sweet AND Clever! Not that I am a Draco=Ginny shipper, but the way Draco handles his family, when they think they are handling him... I bet he knew already, too... Very Slytherin. Well done.

Author's Response: Thank you. Im glad you liked my Draco I did try to make him have all those Slytherin qualities we all love (well, me at least. I cant help liking Draco. Hes so underhanded.)

The Truth Behind the Hatred by mudbloodproud

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Severus Snape always hated Neville Longbottom. He treated him as bad if not worse than he treated Harry Potter.

Neville Longbottom has been teaching at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for fifteen years. Over the course of time, he has come in contact with the portrait of Severus Snape in the Headmistress’ office on several occasions.

It seemed dying had not lessened Snape’s hatred of Neville at all. What happens one day when Neville is asked to come to the Headmistress’ office and alone in the office, confronts Snape over his treatment of him? Will Neville finally learn the truth?

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 06/29/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Truth Uncovered

I like it.

Obligatory nitpick - I think you meant Neville had never seen him as more than the sadistic teacher, rather than less than the sadistic teacher, or however that went...

I like the concept, I like the execution. I think it is a tiny bit stronger at the end than at the beginning, although I don't find the beginning weak.

I love the last line.

Author's Response: I am so glad you liked it since if we didn't have that convo about Snape that night, I wouldn't have gotten the idea. I will go rephrase the line in question. Thank you for pointing that out. Thanks for the review. Terri

Somebody Loved by blueBell Burned

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: A story of a love unspoken and yet, real enough and true enough to be felt. It is Ginny Weasley's sixth year in Hogwarts and without Harry, she has been lonely. But there is someone, waiting in the wings, who's more than willing to keep waiting. This one-shot is set during DH, when the trio are off looking for Horcruxes. The title is a title of the song by The Weepies, so I credit them that, and of course, the characters and places mentioned are credited to the wonderful J.K. Rowling.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 07/10/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

My heart is really bleeding for Neville here. It has always seemed unfair to me that he doesn't end up with someone. You've done a great job of showing Ginny's emotions and also kept her in character. She Is a person who knows her own mind, and she is not doubting her love for Harry for a minute.

It goes along with Neville being braver than he's commonly taken for for him to go out there and tell her that, too. Good job on both characters.

I love the last sentence.

Author's Response: Thank you... I tried not to make it too dramatic to the point of cheesy, and I'm glad you think that I was able to do it... Thanks again, for the review...

I Never... by Russia Snow

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: It was only a kiss, how did it end up like this? It was only a kiss… It was only a kiss…

Draco Malfoy has been released from Azkaban. He is free to start a fresh. The only problem is, he doesn’t want a new start, he still wants one thing from his old life. He wants that one thing more than anything in the entire world. But she does not want him back. And he cannot accept that.

Nominated for 2009 QSQ's in " Best Dark/Angst"

Songfic: Mr Brightside by The Killers

Dedicated to an amazing beta, and awesome friend, Gabby. BeautyInTheBreakdown. Thankyou so much :)
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 07/12/09 Title: Chapter 1: I Never...

I had to sort of let this sit overnight before I could review. And frankly, in three years here I don't think I ever have reviewed a songfic, so I'm not sure I know what I'm doing. However...

I can see that Draco has been dwelling on this for years. It has kept him going. There is a long history of men who were thought lost coming home to find the woman they had been using to sustain their morale - a wife, a girlfriend - married to or with the child of someone else, in that sense this is really very realistic. Of course, Draco never had Ginny to begin with - but still, in his mind, in Azkaban, somehow he did have her, or something of her, and that kept him going.

It doesn't bother me at all if Harry and Ginny sometimes act like Muggles - Harry was raised as one, after all, and I am not so sure that every single magical way of doing things is actually easier or better than the Muggle way - we know he doesn't like Apparating, he can't fly on his broom during a London rush hour - I'd say walking home is possibly a really good choice for him. Because he was raised as a Muggle, he really is in a better position to chose how to do things - it is not as if he doesn't know how. Ginny is spunky and adaptable and I'm sure she doesn't mind moving from one way of doing things to another and back - it probably depends on their mood what they chose.

I can see the whole scenario happening, but I have to wish that something, someone could have stopped Draco right at that moment. Maybe there was something else he could have found to live for, but at that moment, it was too much at once. Very believable.

I'm debating the fact that he seems to let himself fall instead of just using an AK on himself. That doesn't seem like Draco, but at those moments when you are out of your mind, who knows what you'll do.

A fantastic and original first fic. Congrats!

Author's Response: *finally gets around to responding to some reviews!* Thankyou so much for your Review Thea! I love that you didnt't mind that they acted like muggles, it was the one part of the song that I didn't feel fitted perfectly into the story, but I could think of no other way to get it in. Ahh but does he die? I havent even decided myself whether or not he actually jumps/falls. I like to leave a little air of mystery, it depends how you interpret it, you obviously thought he jumped and died, but I was never really sure. Thanks again! *hugs* Russia xxxxx

Burning for Revenge by the opaleye

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Five years since the defeat of the Dark Lord, Draco Malfoy is finally getting his life back on track. Married, employed by the Ministry, slowly gaining back the trust of the wizarding world, Malfoy is finally free from the oppression and terror of Voldemort. Until one day his Dark Mark burns again. Why is this happening? Who is summoning him back to a world of darkness and fear? As the new life he has built from scratch begins to fall apart around him Draco can turn to only one man for help.
Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 09/01/09 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 4

I'm truly intrigued here, perishing to know who the Death Eater is. Obviously, he was never known, or else, he was presumed dead. Is it the usual suspect?

And Malfoy - the fellow is cracking up. We can all understand why Draco is behaving so idiotically about Katie - he hasn't a clue how to behave any other way. Will he ever realize that Harry is not trying to torture him? Will he let down his guard enough, ever, to have any real friends???

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I love reading about people who are actually interested in my fics hehe and yes, I do feel like I'm torturing Draco (I feel really bad for him) but it's not Dark/Angsty for nothing! It's good to see that my reasoning behind Draco acting the way he does is coming through to readers and your last question is one I have been asking myself all through the writing of this fic. So, thanks for taking the time to review!

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 07/24/09 Title: Chapter 1: PROLOGUE

Well, I think you have a good point. I'm a bit confused, because it seems to be his wedding day, and yet he seems to already be back from his honeymoon, but maybe I missed something. Your logic seems to be working well, and I am going to follow this...

Author's Response: I agree that the prologue is very confusing and disjointed. Maybe I will rewrite it sometime. Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 07/30/09 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 2

I feel for him. I think Katie's father really is sick, or that soemone took her, and I hope that Draco survives all this.

Author's Response: I feel for Draco too. I actually feel a bit bad about all the pain I'm putting him through! But a story is a story and I assure you all that there is method in my madness! Thankyou to everyone who has reviewed! I love reading your comments :)

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 08/09/09 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 3

I have no idea. Usually I am pretty good at guessing, but you have me entirely confused! Enjoy!

Author's Response: Wow, not one guess? No, I suppose not. Perhaps the next chapter will offer some new clues... Thanks for reviewing. I like keeping people on their toes ;)

Reviewer: ProfPosky Signed
Date: 09/14/09 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 5

Very intriguing turns and twists here. I hope the fellow in the cloak is Snape, but he is the obvious suspect...

But what is with this Paul Trent?

Author's Response: Thanks! Stay tuned to find out ;)