Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived
With the help of an ancient spell, his friends, and love, Harry embarks on his mission to destroy Voldemort. What will happen on the way? With Ginny, Ron, and Hermione by his side, will Harry find the solution? And where do Neville and Luna fit in all this?
Her Other Half, An Evil Most Insidious
Sequel to Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived
It's up!!! Finally, eh?
Follow our favorite heroes continue their lives after the defeat of Voldemort. Someone wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it. Is this a battle they can win or will they lose what is most precious to them?
I did get a chance to finish chapter 6 this weekend, and a good portion of chapter seven, which should make everyone a teensy bit happy... I hope. Don't throw rotten fruit, okay. Please?!?
I am going to see how the moderating process is going here, since it's been a long time since I've been posting on this site. If things get hectic, you can always try the story at WattPad, which might be posted faster. :)
Written as a Term Challenge: Holidays Abroad submission for Slytherin.
Romania's version of Valentine's Day is a great idea. I wonder why Tom forgot about his alarm clock. Is that a side effect of the potion wearing off? Merope's jealousy is interesting. If I had someone under a love spell, I woder if I would be jealous knowing that they were mine for as long as I wanted them. On the other hand, I would probably be constantly wondering if they could ever love me for who I truly was, which is what Merope seems to be going through. Quite understandable, in fact. I hope that we see more of Tom and his thoughts under the potion in the next couple of chapters. I am looking forward to the contrast after she stops giving him the potion.
Author's Response: This fic is based mainly on Merope, so no, you don\'t get a lot of Tom\'s inside thoughts.
Yes, the effects of the potion wear off after about twelve hours in this fic, and that\'s why he forgets about the alarm.
Thanks for the review!
Follow Barty as he takes his steps through the Quidditch World Cup in GoF. What parts of the story did you miss while reading from Harry's point of view? This is the side of the story that you really care about.
This is amazing! You caught Barty Crounch Jr's thoughts and feelings so well as he struggled against the Imperius Curse. The angle you took on the conversation between Winky and Harry, and his group, was amazing. I love how you made it all fit so well with the actual dialogue and movements that Winky made. This was a very powerful look at the darker side of an innocent conversation.
Author's Response: Thank you; I tried my best!
"There is a fine line between cleverness and ignorance." I loved that statement and I agree wholeheartedly. Snape's sarcasm is perfect. I really like how Snape uses Voldemort's favor to spare Narcissa. I wonder if it is for Draco's sake, or his own... Great chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks. I think he kind of wanted to prove to the others how much Voldemort trusts him now, and that he knew that Narcissa had nothing to do with the way Draco reacted.
I had a hard time with Harry's anger. I'm glad that he decided to let Hermione adn Ron stay with him. The confrontation between Vernon and Harry was classic. He reminds me of a cousin I have. I wish I had the gumption to turn him purple. I like the way you had Harry ask Hermione for help and the bit about Snape is well done.
Author's Response: Thank you. I didn\'t want him to turn back into CAPSLOCK Harry, so I tried to make him just seem fed up and annoyed.
Great Star Wars reference. It is one of my favorite things to see in a fic, a subtle (understated, even) reference to current pop culture. Only if it's not overdone. You captured the moment perfectly! Harry's goodbye apology was timed really well. I'm curious about Petunia's nervous glances, but I have faith that you will remedy that for me!
Author's Response: Haha, well, apparently, Jo said that there used to be a lot of theories floating around reminiscent of things that happened in Star Wars. So, I thought I\'d throw some in there as a joke ;) Voldemort is kind of the Dark Lord of the Sith, in way, isn\'t he? There\'s a new book out now about Vader called \"The Rise of the Dark Lord\" and I laughed because it made me think of Voldemort.
The wedding ceremony was absolutely spectacular. My favorite part, of course, being the wtins and their 'gift'.
Author's Response: I don\'t know where that came from, to be honest. When I was writing it, I thought it was really cheesy, to be honest. I don\'t do humor very well, but I knew if I wrote a scene with Fred and George, I was going to have to do something... Fred and George lol
I can't wait for the conversation with Petunia. I like the banter between Harry, Ron, and Hermione. I am definitely hooked!
Author's Response: Thankies :)
What a cliff hanger ending! I cannot wait to read more. Petunia's answers were not satisfactory. I want to know more, much more, about what happened. Darn all these vague people! Thank you so much for a WONDERFUL banner, and for clueing me in to your story! I have enjoyed it immensely and I will stick in my favorites list to check back on for updates!
Author's Response: Heheheheeee... well, my muse has definitely gone on vacation. I\'m very annoyed that I can\'t write right now. It seems the only time I can write is when I have a million projects due, so then I write instead of doing them. Grr
Another excellent chapter! I can't wait for more.
I have been eagerly awating this chapter and you have exceeded my expectations. My favorite part was the final kiss! You did such a wonderful job portraying Hermione and her thoughts and feelings. I would have liked to see more going on between Jessie and Draco before Hermione gave up and started drinking, I would have thought she would be a little bit stronger than that. However, now that I think about it, she has a lot of other stuff going on. It's not just the pressure of Jessie and her antics that got to Hermione, eh? Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks a lot!! Hope you continue to read this fic! Thanks for a lovely, long review!
Another great chapter. The interaction between Hermione and Draco is progressing nicely! I really like how the letter ties up some of the questions I had. Also, I like how you had Draco's thoughts about people being nice to him. That seems to fit with his character perfectly. I hate to say it (It's so typical and such), but I can't wait for more!
Author's Response: Thank You!!! I hope youenjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Thank you so much for reviewing!
I was so happy to see that you had updated, I have been drooling over the cliff hanger. I wasn't disappointed! Weel written adn very believable. Can't wait for more!
Author's Response: I was surprised too! I didn\'t know it got posted (becuase they didn\'t send an e-mail) I came on the site and i was like YAY!! ITS UP!! Thank god you\'re not disappointed with the chapter! Thanks for reviewing!
Well written! I guess if I would put my glasses on, and wasn't in such a hurry, I would be able to type without such obviously glaring mistakes!
I caught your "Two Weeks Notice" references and they made me laugh so loud. "Have you met everyone on the planet?" That line had me rolling in both the movie and your story. I am on edge with your cliff hanger. I really enjoy how you have been letting Hermione adn Draco evolve in their own time. It seems so much more real than rushing them together. Wonderful, as usual!
Author's Response: Thank you..! I\'m glad you enjoyed that part! I had to use it because it was so funny *laughs*...You\'ll find out soon bout the witch...next chapter!
Another fabulous chapter. I love the tension between Malfoy and Hermione. Plus, the added bonus of Hermione discovering what Jessie was up to was perfect!
Author's Response: Khrys!!! I literally fell off my chair when I saw that you had nominated my story! *squeals in delight* I was SO happy you really can\'t imagine how I felt to see it up there! I\'m so glad you liked this chapter! thanks for nominating this story once again!
Your story brought forth overwhelming emotions. I felt like crying, but then I felt the love wash over Hermione and I wanted to smile.
What I wouldn't give to hear a few of both Harry and Hermione's thoughts when she tumbled off the cliff.
Author's Response: I\'m so glad that this fic was able to affect you in so many ways... that gives me confidence as a writer. Thank you!
I can't believe I haven't read this yet. I really like your writing style. You have very descriptive writing and normal dialogue. It really makes the plot flow. I love the ribbon!! It was so cute. It makes me wish I had a story like that of my own!
Author's Response: Thank you! Wow... that\'s one of the nicest reviews I\'ve ever gotten. I\'m a big fan of one-shots, truth be told. I have another one up my sleeve and as soon as Freeze is completely posted, I\'m going to start on it. Hope you\'ll keep an eye out and thank you again. :)
I chose to read this story because of an insane interest in Quidditch. I was not disappointed. The nutty imp has created a realistic article for the Daily Prophet. By using some imagination and being well versed in canon, the nutty imp describes Quidditch to a ‘T’.
Written as a news article, the story alternates between quotes from many members of the wizarding community, Quidditch players, and fans. A narrative by the reporter, Honey Jones, separates each quote. This style of writing really accentuates the canon aspects of the story and breaks up the monologue nicely.
The descriptions in the story are elaborate and well thought out. I love how the story delves into the back-story and history of how the 422nd Quidditch World Cup came to be. The decisions about the location and the spells are described fantastically.
The nutty imp has managed to detail multiple aspects about the Quidditch World Cup in the new article without making it seem cluttered or boring.
Quidditch fans everywhere seem to have caught the ‘Krum Fever’ as well. Souvenir merchants can’t seem to keep up with the demand for ‘Victor Krum’ merchandise.
This quote made me laugh, as I was thinking about Ron and how he was torn between his intense desire to get Krum’s autograph and his annoyance with the wizard who flirted (and danced) with his love interest. Each different section of the article made me think of different parts of the HP books.
Cheers to the nutty imp for creating such a wonderfully realistic news article on the 422nd Quidditch World Cup.
Author's Response: Wow thanks. Didn\'t thought anyone would be interested about some news article about a Quidditch cup of whose results we already know. Thanks for that indepth review.
While Severus Snape is not my favorite character, he is an intricate and interesting character. There is no short supply of stories written about the character that many love to hate. The majority of the stories revolve around Snape as an adult and attempt to debate his position in the dichotomy of good and evil. I have found few, however, that delve into his childhood.
Madame Marauder has taken an altogether new and intriguing position. Her story begins in a dark bar, in the present day, with Snape’s attitude about drinking clear. Snape find himself forced into a position where he must remember his childhood.
Madame Marauder does an excellent job of taking a simple idea and making into an engaging story. Despite the raging conflict surrounding his character, she manages to make the story solely about his past. She uses drinking as a way of showing how Snape reacts to difficult situations. Which, I think, leads to thought provoking brainstorming about who Severus Snape truly is.
In the end, Snape’s refusal to drink shows just how resolute, and stubborn, he can be. Snape, and Lucius Malfoy, were both kept in character. Her description of the past, done as a flashback to the term before Snape started at Hogwarts, is credible. In my opinion, her sequence of events is an eerily accurate representation of Snape’s past.
“That’s what makes me think he’s going to my ‘stupid school’,” she said to her unconscious husband”
This quote, written after a confrontation between Severus and his father, was strong, but it would have been more powerful if there was a descriptive word or two about the tone of her voice when she was speaking to her husband.
Snape looked at the goblet and saw his face reflected in the amber liquid. He saw not only his face, but his father’s face. He set the goblet down and pushed it away.
This is another strong and descriptive quote. There are many people who will be able to relate to Snape’s feelings about his father the way that are so eloquently described in the story.
This was a touching and excellent piece about Severus Snape and a childhood incident that dramatically influenced his adult life.
Author's Response: Wow, thank you so much for this beautiful, in-depth review. I almost cried when I got this... It\'s the kind of review an author always hopes for. Thank you so much for your input and compliments.
First thing first. Excellent chapter! My personal views on Horcruxes aside, I love what you have done with the idea. The emotions were right on and stuck a nerve. In a good way, of course, definitely made me sad. :)
Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m glad you enjoyed it. I know the Horcrux issue is a hot topic, but it does make for fun fanfics. Thanks for going for the ride. I\'m glad the emotions got to you. Poor Harry.