Summary: Even death can't keep the Dark Lord busy for long! A few weeks after his death, Voldemort returns to earth and finds his magic lost.
Forced to live as a Muggle, Voldemort teams up with an unlikely friend in an attempt to get a flat, keep a steady job and regain his old glory.
Please note: This story contains ridiculous plot twists, kooky pop culture references, extremely out-of-character behavior, alternate universes galore and a great deal of random silliness. You have been warned!
Very good first chapter. Can I get tickets for Lennon's concert tour?
Author's Response: Wow, first review! I'm thrilled you liked the chapter, but I'm afraid that the Lennon concert tickets are currently unavailable. Voldemort is just too busy right now ;)
Summary: The Marauders have a knack for finding things, but are terrible at figuring out what they are. Luckily, Gryffindor is full of informative people...
This is a collection of related one-shots about confusion over Muggle objects. An excerpt from the first chapter, A Contraceptive Controversy:
James Potter was quite brilliant, or at least he’d like to think so. He had some of the best grades in the sixth year- they would probably be the best if he did his homework regularly. The Marauder’s Map had been his idea- even if he wasn’t brilliant, the Map certainly was. He was also an animagus. An (illegal) animagus at sixteen was something brilliant indeed.
So if he was so brilliant, then why was he incapable of identifying the object before him?
It’s not like it was particularly complex: all it was was a little piece of rubber, really. There’s nothing complicated about that, is there? No, not at all.
Oh dear... I'm surprised you got away with a 3rd-5th rating. It was very funny, though.
Summary: Sirius is sixteen and out on his own for the first time in his life. He's just been kicked out by his parents, and the only place he thinks he'd be safe is James' house. Things take a surreal turn when Remus and Peter come to stay.
I like the first chapter in general. It's well-written and emotional. It really draws the reader in and makes them feel Sirius's pain and James's anger. However, I'm not sure that the last "Okay. I'll stay" is necessary. It's somewhat redundant. Just something to think about. I look forward to future chapters!
Author's Response: thank you! you're probably right about that last bit :)
A little bit of fun for the Christmas season!
Severus Snape is a miserable, grumpy, nasty man, feared or loathed by all around him. But can the appearance of a succession of familiar ghosts one Christmas convince him to mend his ways?
Based on the classic story by Charles Dickens. Lightly comic with serious parts. AU warning as Snape has survived the Battle of Hogwarts
I knew it was Dumbledore! I knew it!
I love the way you have preserved the message of Charles Dickens through a beloved, if semi-evil, literary character from our own time. Keep writing (especially on your Neville Longbottom series.)
Author's Response: It had to be Dumbledore, didn't it? Actually that came about by accident. When I wrote chapter 1, I had Snape (being a logical sort) ask who sent Myrtle. At the time, I didn't know myself, but when the question came up I realised it had to be Dumbledore, and all of a sudden I had a great ending I couldn't resist using. I do hope to return to the Neville story, but I also have another fic in the works which I hope to have up some time in the New Year. We'll see.
You have a wonderful satirical style, and you have certainly pinned down the characters well. I look forward to reading the rest of the story in the hopes that future chapters live up to Dickens' classic work as much as this one does.
Author's Response: Thank you! When I came up with the idea, I was surprised how easy it was to fit characters to the roles in the story. Harry as Bob Crachit, with Tiny Albus, fit prefectly. Next chapter is on its way!
Summary: One Christmas, Luna Lovegood gets the brillant idea of spreading Christmas cheer to the people whom she considers to be the most miserable at Hogwarts. And, of course, Luna does not see any way this plan could go wrong.
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the MerMuggles Christmas Contest.
I LOVE IT! Luna's character is very well written, and I like the almost-soft side of Snape at the end.
Author's Response: Yes, but Luna being Luna had to bring him out of it before it got too out of control.
Summary: [He] walked a little taller that day. We had to tip our hats to him. He was lucky she hadn't beat the crap out of him. We wouldn't have blamed her. What he'd done was sneaky, rotten and low... and cool. Not another one among us would've ever in a million years... even for a million dollars had the guts to put the move on the lifeguard. He did. He had kissed a woman, and he had kissed her long and good. - The Sandlot
I smiled. Really, that was very good. It's just too bad that a teenage crush like that had to be cut short so soon.
Author's Response: Ah yes. However, I think he recovered. :P Thank you for the compliment, and for reviewing!
Summary: George can't believe his eyes. Fred is back. Fred didn't die. Fred is using his razor because his keeps trying to shave off his eyebrows. But how did this happen? And why does everyone think George is mental? And – Merlin's star-spangled britches, is that DUMBLEDORE?
Interesting concept... it was a bit creepy, though, and I didn't quite understand the Malfoy-Hermione thing. Other than that, most excellent!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and taking the time out to review, and especially thank you for giving me an honest opinion. :)
Summary: Severus waits alone in a park to make the ultimate choice - Voldemort or Love? But, of course, Severus can decide only when he gets there first.
I thank my LJ pals for their love, support and sense of humour.
DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling; she would be mortified if she read this.
Ok, I wasn't going to weigh in on the ship issue, since your writing is some of the best I've seen in fanfiction, but I just thought I'd say something. The thing many people don't remember is that animosity can often be used to hide romantic- or sexual- attraction between two characters. Look at Ron and Hermione at the beginning of Sorcerer's Stone! I do not personally support this ship, but I think it's about as plausible as any other silliness in fanfiction. After all, Snape and McGonagall had quite a fan base!
Author's Response: Your first line made my week, you know. :) Thank you so much!
Ahhh...I definitely agree with what you said about Ron and Hermione. Some people argue that since those two are constantly arguing, they aren't healthy for each other or they would never be attracted to each other. And, lol, I don't personally support this ship either...that might have been a bit obvious already. :D
Thanks again for the review!
Author's Response: MMmm...in an odd, twisted sort of way, yes. :D Thanks for the review. :D
Summary: "Pettigrew... that fat little boy who was always tagging around after them at Hogwarts?"*
Did Peter Pettigrew constantly tag after his superior friends? Or was he in fact equal to the reckless, confident Sirius Black? Perhaps they were more alike than anyone could have guessed...
* indicates line taken from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The emotions are well-written, and you've actually managed to pull off second-person perspective, which is incredibly difficult to do. A good job all around.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review - I'm glad you enjoyed the fic! :)
Summary: How Tom Riddle dealt with Valentine's Day, his seventh year at Hogwarts.
Written by AidaLuthien of Hufflepuff as part of the February Fiction Junction, I Challenge Thee, challenge. Late because she got the category wrong and midterms got in the way. Prompt was to write "a one-shot about how Tom Riddle celebrated a Valentine's Day at Hogwarts" and was set by Amorentia x.
Sorry, didn't see Blackadder. I thought this was a very funny story, and you stuck with Tom Riddle's character better than anyone else I've seen. Good job!
Summary: Life with the Potters is always interesting. What emergency could haul Deputy Head Auror Harry Potter from his bed in the middle of the night?
Author's Response: Why does everyone say cute? Sleep deprivation is not cute. (-; N
“…he fell through the ancient doorway and disappeared behind the veil, which fluttered for a moment as though in a high wind and then fell back into place… Sirius must be just behind the curtain…”
Sirius Black didn’t die when he fell through the veil in the Department of Mysteries. He was transported to another world: our world, where Hogwarts doesn’t exist and magic lives only in the fantasy books. As Sirius tries to understand this strange new world and find his way home, he runs into some unlikely old friends. Nothing is the same behind the curtain.
Well, maybe it won't be so bad now that he's found Remy... anyway, I hope Sirius will live happily ever after... or at least, not too badly.
Author's Response: "Not too badly" hehe. Well, I suppose you'll have to read the next chapter and find out! Thank you for reviewing :) Peace, Virgil
Wow... you're really making Sirius's afterlife a Hell, aren't you?
Author's Response: If that's what you would call the world we live in... yes :) Peace, Virgil
Interesting idea... I'll keep checking back!
Author's Response: I'm glad you found it interesting :) Thank you for reading! Peace, Virgil
Mm... kind of short, bit of an anticlimax, really. No offense, it's just that... I don't know, it doesn't quite feel right. It's a good ending, all in all, but not quite what I'd hoped for.
Author's Response: I had hoped for something different as well, to be honest - I wanted Sirius to get back to the "real world," but I couldn't figure out a way to make it happen, lol. Peace, Virgil
Summary: It is the night before Petunia Evans' wedding. As she stares at herself in the mirror, she is satisfied with her appearance. The dress is perfect, cleverly cut to give her curves, and she looks like a dream.
Yes, the dress is perfection ... but what of the veil?
She has promised Vernon and his formidable mother that she will wear the Dursley veil. It is an antique. A family heirloom.
It is hideous.
What she needs is a miracle to rid her of the ugly thing ... or perhaps a touch of magic.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry in the Weddings Challenge - prompt Big Weddings - in the Great Hall Challenge over at the MNFF beta boards.
Thank you to Samarie (Hopeful_Song) and Kara (Karaley Dargen) for beta'ing this.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling. I doubt anyone is surprised by that.
Holy Moroley and all things Padfoot! This won the QSQ for Best Marauder Era story. Thank you!
Author's Response: Thank you. ~Carole~
Summary: Tipsy Nilbog is a well loved goblin-child who has been given the best of everything. This year, she has been given an opportunity especially great: to be the first goblin-student at Hogwarts. She eagerly accepts, but not everyone is so thrillled by her presence.
I like the idea, and the descriptions. I like the way you illustrate what qualities goblins find attractive in contrast to humans. Can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks a million! :) When deciding to write this piece, I wanted to write something out of the average scope and really take time to exercise some description. I hope to have it in the queue in less than two weeks, but I have exams this coming week and the following. Anyway, thank you again!
Summary: On the night before he must leave Grimmauld Place, Remus Lupin is laying in bed, waiting. Remus/Sirius, implied Remus/Tonks.
Interesting. Good portrayal of Remus's emotions and senses.
Author's Response: Thankyouu :)