(Banner by the lovely, Caren H *hugs* Thank you!)
My name is Megan Shafer and I live in Southern California. I enjoy reading Harry Potter as well as writing Harry Potter fanfic. Unfortunately upon coming back to MMFF after a two year break, I promptly deleted my five site-published stories. (*cringe-high school writings...*)
Pending some pretty grueling do-overs, I may republish my main fiction -a Marauder Era/ OC-centric story I callled "Bad Moon Rising." (@ my once regular readers, *hugs*)
Anyway, about myself:
I am in fact married to RJL. (See missing chapter of Deathly Hallows)
I live in a fairly quiet Southern California city.
I have three siblings, all who don't care for anything HP, all who I regularly remind are philistines, in the case.
I hope to someday be an arcitect or city planner.
And also to be a mother.
traveling(at least I think I would)
As for my work in progress, Chapter One of "Between the Bars" (A First War, Remus/OC Fic) should be up any day now!
Summary: They looked back and had no regrets, because it was for Remus. A vignette.
10/10. I always forget home much time and effort James, Sirius, and Peter put into becoming animagi -for Remus. It's really lovely to see that put into words. Lovely, poignant, and even a little funny: "Sirius said it, when he risked life and limb — and detention — hiding behind bushes and jumping nervously at the darting shadows, just to find out how to get into the tunnel beneath the Whomping Willow. "
Summary: On Andromeda and decisions and loves and regrets. Poetry, peculiar.
No fixed rhyme scheme or meter; jumps to and fro between styles rather erratically.
I have often wondered about Andromeda and Sirius' feelings after leaving there family: If they regretted it. This poem makes me hurt for Andromeda, as a sister. I suppose I am a little sentimental, but this was truly very beautiful.
Summary: Regulus Black only lasted a week. (HBP spoilers, ahoy.)
Updated 22/01 with the revised, beta-read version. :)
By far, my favorite of yours. I wonder who it was.
Summary: In the months following the end of the Second War, Hermione feels as if her world is shattered. Will the man who saved the world be able to save her as well? A rom-angsty look at a Post-Hogwarts Harry/Hermione.
Written for SomberBallad for the Secret SPEW challenge.
8/15 - I've responded to all reviews! Thank you all so much for your lovely words. They're much appreciated.
I really love how you portrayed Harry. A lot of people either write him as this complete jerk, or this over-emotional head case. You've got it perfect thought, I believe. He is strong and has seen more than his fair share of war, but he is still vunerable when it comes to the people he loves. And that vunerability, for some reason I don't think that is a weakness, I think that only makes him stronger. Great! 10/10 I'll be reading more of yours soon : )
Author's Response: Awww how sweet! I\'m glad you like my Harry -- I\'m quite proud of him, actually. Thank you for reading, and even more for reviewing,
Severus Snape has ambitions to rise above his humble beginnings. Eris Greyback has a family debt to repay. Their romance is a more complicated brew than the trickiest of potions. SSEG, LEJP. The sequel, The Potions Master's Apprentice, is also complete.
*Winner of the 2007 QSQ Award for Best Marauder Era Story*
Uh, oh! Poor, misguided Snapey. : (
Great chapter! Can't wait for an update!
Author's Response: Thanks! Snape definitely makes Eris work for it....once she realizes he worth the effort, LOL.
I'm captivated, to say the least! Can't wait to read on. : ) By the way, “Not feeling any urges to make a suicide pact, are you?”
Author's Response: Captivated is good! Now that I\'ve learnt you can submit more than one chap to the queue at a time, I can update regularly, which I find a lot more enchanting than infrequent posts! ^_^
Eris is such a great character. Perfectly constructed. I feel as though I can guess her reactions, yet your story isn't predictable. Perfect combination. : )
Author's Response: Thank you! If this story makes you say \'I can see how this girl and Snape could fall for each other and be good together\' , then I\'ll be a happy writer! ^_^
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Great start! I can't wait to read what happens next!
Summary: Slightly angsty, slightly twinge-of-sadness RemusxSirius. Post-PoA oneshot. Sirius remembers how things were and a flying motorbike is involved...
I saw the title of your fic, which piqued my interest, (I'm a fan of Death Cab.) But I didn't expected something as beautiful as what you've written. It reads just like a poem. It reminds me of Robert Frost for some reason, which is a great thing.I can't wait to read more of yours. ::Adds you to my favorite authors::
Summary: The young and bored Sirius Black amuses himself with the top hat in his closet, inspired by the nefarious influence of Muggle television. **Warning -- natural rabbit behaviour within**
Haha. That was great! Seems like something a Black would do. The Hat, I mean. Anyway, a wonderful laugh. Kudos!
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing, and so quickly, too! This bunny had been lolloping around in my head for a while (along with all the other bunnies -- this is very much a description of my brain these days) and suddenly made itself into a story.
Summary: While the Triwizard Tournament is underway at Hogwarts, Remus Lupin journeys to Sweden on a mission that concerns his past. In that country, winter hangs on even as the celebration for spring, Walpurgis Night, approaches. In the soul, winter can cling, too, as Remus knows. However, even the faintest rays of spring can thaw a deep frost. (Term Challenge: Hufflepuff: MorganRay)
Great start! I loved Remus' reverie, it really reminds one what Remus lost when he was infected. Also! Great visualizations. It was so easy to image the settings with the details you provided. 10/10 : )
Author's Response: Thanks for your review. Your help with the first chapter really helped me focus to write some more. I\'m rushing to the deadline, though.
Summary: Runner-up for the QuickSilver Quills Award, categ. Best Alternate Universe
“No matter the time or place, people should never call their child Marie-Antoinette. There is no happiness in this world for a girl called Marie-Antoinette.”
1983. In a world where Voldemort has won the First War, where hope has fled from an Earth moaning under the Dark Lord's iron hand, marriages are broken and others are arranged in order to preserve the sacred purity of blood. James Potter loses his wife; now they have to find another for him.
Hi! I'm PansyParkinson, you recommended this fic to me in the forums. This is really great! I can't wait to read more! : ) 10/10
Author's Response: I\'m very glad you liked it then! More should come soon... thanks for the review!
Summary: When Hermione goes for a charms conference, leaving Severus with their two young daughters, will he cope? And more importantly, will they all come out unharmed??
Hey! My first shout out : ) Aw...
Hey... My review keeps being cut off.
Anyway, 10/10! I loved your frustrated Snapey! He's so cute when he's mad!
I'll email you soon with 'the diary.'
Author's Response: Hey hun, thanks for the review. Aww, sorry you couldn\'t leave your review all in one piece. lol. Anyays, glad you liked, you had a lot to do with it so you deserve a lot of credit. 10/10?? woo. I\'m very happy, despite the crap and rainy british weather, Luv ya, enjoy reading the diary. xx
Summary: What happens when a Muggle-born gets his or her Hogwarts letter? Why was Lily's parents proud that she was a witch? This goes into what happened when Lily first recieved her Hogwarts letter. One-shot.
As, I already said in the email I just finished writing you... I've always wondered how muggle-borns go about getting their school supplies and all that jazz, in Diagon Alley. : >
Great job! I can just imagine little Sirius charming the heck out of all the ladies, even as a little 11 year old. Haha.
I added an extra comma in there for ya...
psh... I totally did it on purpose [/spam]
Summary: Summary: Snape finds love. Severus Snape bumps into his former classmate, Melania Honeystone. After a shaky start, they begin to explore the possibility of spending a lifetime together.
Awww, I love this! I don't know what else to say..but... 10/10! : )
of course, fav quote: “It has been long overdue, but at last your wife has arrived."
Author's Response: Thank you--I think this is a story that needed to be written. Thanks for reading!
Summary: Was he always evil? A little something I wrote in my spare time about Severus Snape.
I was looking at your BA thread and saw that you were in need of reviews... So I figured... what the heck! I'd give you a 'welcome gift!' But I never expected this.
This is truely a fantastic one shot, here. It's so beautifully written, and horribly sad. : ( But it should be.
And, I've always believed Severus is good, at heart. So I'm very greatful that you've written this 'justification.'
And write something else, already!
Summary: Epilogue up.
Luna Lovegood, fresh out of Hogwarts, is assigned her first article abroad in rural England for the Quibbler. However, she encounters a strange story in this small town. Soon, she finds herself entangled in a web and race to save the life of a former Death Eater.
Luna Lovegood/Draco Malfoy.
Post-Hogwarts, Mystery, Draco/OC, Other Pairing story.
Dedicated to Poultrygeist who presented to me an unforgettable plot bunny.
eeeeE! This is such a great start. (both chapters) I've always believed Draco is good at heart... so this is my kind of fic. Keep up the great work!
Oh, and I'm making a banner for this fic for the BA monthy challenge. : D
Oh my... Harry/Hermione, Ron/Luna.
Keep up the good work!