Hello everyone who decided to grace this boring page!
I am a native Floridian, recent college graduate, happily married (even though the hubby doesn't understand the obession...)! I have been reading for years, but only recently taken a dive into writing. I'm a proud Hufflepuff and have recently taken to drabbling as well, so some of those might turn into stories as well.
Stories (click for banner on all):
A Life From the Ashes:
Third Task challenge fic, centered on Ron.
Banner by whomovedmyquill.
A True Weasley
Why Percy Weasley was sorted into Gryffindor. For the Hufflepuff Back to Hogwarts Challenge.
A one-shot about Luna as a child.
For the Halloween Challenge - Halloween Explained.
This series highlights important, pivotal moments in a characters' life.
It did not start as a series, but has taken flight in my mind, and you can't really tell those things "no", can you?
Each summary is purposefully vague, for telling you the moment ahead of time is anticlimatic, in my opinion.
Series banner by psijupiter.
A Harry/Ginny story, a missing moment from the HBP.
Banner by lilykinslove.
A Ron/Hermione story, Post-Hogwarts.
Banner by Bine/luinrina.
All reviews are appreciated and cherished.
Summary: With McGonagall firmly entrenched as Hogwarts’ new headmistress, Harry is enticed to return for his seventh year under unique conditions. Aided by Ron and Hermione, he embarks upon a Horcrux search-and-destroy mission using the school as the base of operations. Recognizing that saving the wizarding world from the ultimate evil is a rather daunting task for a seventeen-year old wizard, the Order of the Phoenix steps in to assist Harry on his journey. It soon becomes clear, however, that not everyone has the same lesson plan in mind for our hero. As the headmistress attempts to lay a clever trap to reveal hidden agendas, Voldemort waits in ambush at the one site that Harry is sure to visit.
But before Harry can face his nemesis, he must face down the inner demons that plague his own life and truly grow into adulthood. His activities are punctuated with school pranks, Quidditch, parties, and the requisite amount of rule-breaking that readers have come to expect from the trio.
So...my review for this chapter probably seemed weird...I was typing in Word and then copying it over and not all of it made it over and I didn't notice. Thankfully I was able to recover it, so here is the review I meant to leave:
I've been reviewing your story for many chapters now, and so sometimes I don't say some things that are prevalent in all chapters. But I felt the need to point out certain things in this one. Like your ability to write descriptive sentences, for example, without becoming overwhelming. "Dark clouds scuttled like phantoms on the horizon, vying for the privilege of orchestrating the nest deluge." "Cobwebs dangled like baroque lace from the arms of the simple candelabra whose candles had long since expired, leaving small pools of brackish wax on the underlying mat." Beautiful sentences such as these are scattered throughout your work and they paint such a wonderful picture, making your writing almost poetic while still being prose.
It's been a few weeks since I read the last chapter, and I completely forgot that Remus was still in his other form, I was so confused in the beginning, and then I was like, "Yes!"
I like that Harry seems to have embraced his destiny in these past few chapters. His time with Remus in the past year has definitely made him more confident. He has always been a leader, someone that people are drawn to, but now he's embracing it, willingly giving orders, rather than fighting it, and putting his trust in those he's giving the orders to, not always thinking he has to do everything himself.
I really enjoyed the interactions between Hermione and Remus (and Hermione and Ron, *sigh*, he is too sweet) this chapter. I just love love love your Remus, have I mentioned that before? :) And 'Bellatonks' made me giggle.
OMG!moment with Harry and his scar - I had like 12 questions, but I waited to ask until I finished the chapter, lol. But then when he Apparated into the room with them!! I think I gasped out loud. And then when Remus wanted to send her a Patronus, I was yelling at my computer, he'll ruin everything! The chapter got intense the more I read it. Thank goodness for McGonagall.
My respect for Pomfrey when up tenfold when she and Lupin were discussing the Patronus, though, and my sentiments were with Hermione: "Hermione had never before seen Lupin literally at a loss for words. It was actually rather amusing, if one disregarded the circumstances."
Author's Response: Thank you for all the glowing compliments. Glad you like my spare, yet poetic wordings (credit F. Scott Fitzgerald and lots of editing on my part). From the start, I was struck with the similarities between Remusí rejection of Tonks and Harryís break up with Ginny. On the surface, they seem quite different as Remusí overt reasons (werewolf) and Harryís (hero complex) seem so different. Yet underneath it all, they are both afraid to lose control by giving in to their true feelings. Both fooling themselves into thinking that the overriding reason is an unselfish desire to protect another. (Tonks and Ginny see through this and it makes them both mad.) In his subtle way, Remus draws the parallel when he tells Harry that taking the leap with Tonks literally changed his own life. He is then supportive when Harry tries to untangle the mess he made with Ginny. Once he stops fighting with himself on the inside, Harry can turn his attention to his destiny without being conflicted. So pleased you like my Remus. He has turned out to be my favorite character; so much so that I wrote a Remus-centric fic that can be accessed via my authorís page. Itís told with his unique inner voice as he tries to come to terms with his own demons. His descriptions are bit more elaborate, but he has that poetic side of him that likes to read Milton. Unlike the stories in canon, though, my version of Remusí lost year shows the majority of his interactions with other adults, not to mention some revealing confrontations between Dumbledore, McGonagall and Snape (my second favorite) that occur behind the scenes. Tonks is naturally winsome and brings out the inner joy that Remusí condition has tried to stamp out, but she is clearly not as immature as she is often portrayed. But to give credit where credit is due, my take on Remus was greatly inspired by the great actor who has stepped into his shoes and the photos Iíve seen of him laughing unabashedly. Sorry, if this seems like Iím trying to sell you another product, but itís been rather disappointing that not very many people on Mugglenet have discovered that other story (and, yes, itís complete). Thanks so much for taking the time to describe how you dealt with the intensity of the chapter. Nothing worse than a confrontation that fizzles out and its satisfying to know that my tale delivers an enjoyable punch.
NOOO!!! Harry and Ginny were SO CLOSE!!!! I'm not sure what Ginny's response would be but Harry was close to doing something!!!!! Great work again, thanks for the updates!
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed. Buckle your seatbelt for the next chapter that I just finished loading into the queue.
I feel like Harry and Ginny are so close...I was really excited with Lupin and Harry's conversation in the beginning of the chapter! I don't know if I've commented on it yet, but I love the length of the chapters! They are so enjoyable and, well, long. It's very satisfying, and you can tell you've put a lot of work into this story.
Author's Response: Glad to know that I got the chapters about the right length for this medium. It's so different from writing on paper where shorter chapters work just fine and the reader can just turn the page. As far as the Harry/Ginny thing goes, Lupin is wise enough to know that if he pushes too much Harry will just clam up like he did with Hermione.
Another great chapter...loving Luna and the interactions with Ginny. Thanks for the update!
Author's Response: Luna is an absolute joy to write: so many contradictions in such a soft and gentle cocoon. By contrast, Ginny is so forthright -- she doesn't take rubbish from anyone. Well, except Harry, that is; everyone had a soft spot for those they love the most, don't they? Next chapter is already in queue and I know you're going to like the twists in this one for sure!
Winner of the 2008 Quick Silver Quills Award for Best General Story.
The first book in the Alexandra Quick series.
The war against Voldemort never reached America, but all is not well there. When 11-year-old Alexandra Quick learns she is a witch, she is plunged into a world of prejudices, intrigue, and danger. Who wants Alexandra dead, and why?
This story is canon-compliant with the Harry Potter universe, but the characters and settings are all original. I've put a lot of work into envisioning a world as detailed as the original series; I hope you enjoy it.
I so hated Grimm when this story started, but I find myself liking her now. I'm so sad that this story is coming to an end!
Will they know what she did to the card? Because I don't thing they'll take to that too kindly...I didn't expect her reaction to be so intense, but I breathed a sigh of relief that she was so good during the meeting.
Bittersweet ending! I am of two minds about her response to her father (I was kind of surprised he contacted her so soon - their relationship seems like it will be very interesting): I want her to stay away from him for her own good, but at the same time we only know what other people are saying and I'm curious!! I think her reaction might get a reaction out of him...if that makes any sense. I gave never enjoyed reading a story on this site so much! Thank you for it and I will be eagerly awaiting the next one!
I am really enjoying this....so much so that I've put off studying for my midterm that is in a few hours!!! I'm totally going to finish reading the posted chapters as soon as I can. Great story!
Wow! When he looked at her and said that she was the secret keeper, I was stunned! This story is incredibly good, I love reading it and I'm sad that it's coming to an end. I can't wait to hear Grimm's explanation. And just who exactly is Ben Journey?! I don't think all the secrets have been revealed...are you writing another story for this series? I really hope so!
And what an exchange between Anna and Alexandra...it was so touching and sweet and sad.
That was awesome and unbelievable! I am writing from my phone, I'll leave a full review later!
Summary: Hermione Granger and Severus Snape create a new potion together and discover some secrets about each other along the way.
This story is AU after book five.
Special thanks to my awesome beta, SometimeSelkie.
Hmmmm....I can't wait to see how they act back at Hogwarts. And oh man, it is going to be great to see her tell Ron and Harry.........Thanks for updating so quick, love this story!
Author's Response: Thanks! Stay tuned!
Hmmm...a secret that Dumbledore wants him to tell her...could it be the reasons for her detention? I am really enjoying this story, I wish the chapters were longer but I really like that it is updating quickly!
Author's Response: You might be on the right track! ;) \r\nStay tuned!
Great chapter! I think, given their current situations, the Malfoys aren't totally out of character. I really enjoy reading the conversations between Draco and Hermione...I know we haven't seen anything from Snape's point of view (yet?) but I hope to see the other pair's talk!
Author's Response: Thanks! I\'d like to think that I punished them just enough to force them to be better guys, lol. I love them good and I love them evil... They just needed to be good for this particular story. \r\nDon\'t worry, you\'ll get to see what Severus is up to before too long. \r\nStay tuned!
Wow, I didn't expect an ending! I do want to see the things you mentioned in your A/N, mainly Harry and Ron's reaction to her relationship with Severus. I was really glad for the length of this chapter, the previous one's were a little on the short side sometimes. I really enjoyed this story and I hope that you write post the sequel in the near future! Thanks for writing and updating quickly!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I know that no one really forsaw an ending at this point in the story, but I really had always envisioned it ending after the potion was registered. Hopefully knowing that a sequel is coming will make up for the less than satisfying ending. I agree that the chapters were too short, especially in the beginning. I'm working on a revision now that is significantly bulking them up and adding a lot of good stuff to the story. Anyway, stay tuned for the sequel! Thanks again for reviewing!
Bad Cliffie for two reasons! They weren't finished yet...and they hadn't talked! And what did Lucius want that was so important?! But we like cliffies, because we keep reading. And go Hermione for being so brave! I'm kind of glad they got to this point because of her, it keeps them much more in character.
Author's Response: Sorry to keep you suspense, but it must be done. *cue evil laughter* I agree that in order for Severus to committ such an act as giving in to his feelings, he would need a shove in that direction. Oh, if only I could be the one doing the shoving...
Summary: The final installment in the Potter’s Pentagon Trilogy. Read “The Five” and “The Truth” first, myess? Okay!
WARNING! Contains Muggle adventures in Diagon Alley, unusual eyebrows, cheesy clichťs galore, psycho Ted, the not-so-lost years of Merlin, a school-wide singalong, the old potato joke, Tyrone’s Princess Bride obsession, Emma’s stubborn denial of the existence of Tyrone’s mustache, a graphic death, a joke shop product as a major plot device, hobo Jordan, Jordan hugging, Jordan pulling pranks, time travel, the Love Shack, angst, and worst of all, Professor Zabini.
It’s the sixth year for Potter’s Pentagon and company, and our heroes learn that in the wizarding world, coming of age has a somewhat weightier significance. Students are busy with an Inter-House Unity Project, Jordan is having weird dreams, Pansy and Ophidias Malfoy have been released from Azkaban, Professor Zabini has a mysterious project of his own, and almost everyone is acting strangely. Meanwhile, at the Ministry of Magic, a man with a vendetta against Ron Weasley is trying his hardest to get him in the biggest trouble possible. Is the only way to save him to travel into the past?
New talents are discovered, new friendships form and old ones change, pasts are dredged up, and, of course, there’s lots of good old-fashioned snogging. And one of the five kills for the first time… while another becomes a casualty of war.
Starring 2008 Quicksilver Quills Best Male Original Character runner-up Jordan Potter, Best Female Original Character nominees Ivy Potter, Haley Potter, Emma Weasley, and Giorgi Anderson, and Best Male Original Character nominee Ted Lupin! Nominated for 2008 Quicksilver Quills Best Post-Hogwarts Story.
Yea, an update!! Eww, evil cliffie!! I love your stories, they are awesome and funny and this chapter was no different.
Author's Response: Mwahahahahahahah! Thank you so much!
Summary: In the dead of the night, someone steals Harry's Marauder's Map.
Insanity, hilarity and catastrophe, of course! (This wouldn't be a humour story if it didn't, would it?)
As different people try to activate the Marauder's Map, the four infamous Marauders answer back, in their own wonderful style.
Ummmm.....this story was super awesome. Hope you continue it!
Summary: What do you do when you realise that the one person you thought you would be with forever isn’t really the one you want to be with forever?
What do you do when you are suddenly and inexplicably drawn to someone you never thought you could love?
What do you do when that person happens to be Draco Malfoy?
That was so good....and depressing. LOL! I almost wanted her to end up with Draco, but I thought the story was wonderful.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Summary: You met Abby in “A Child's Gift” now read her story. She's grown up and chasing down a legendary necklace known as Moon Spell. Someone wants to stop her, someone wants her to succeed and someone just wants it all to end, no matter which side wins.
I was so excited when I read the summary for this!! I really like "a Child's Gift", and this chapter brings in back that world and sets up an interesting background for Abby's journey. I like that she is involved in work that is a nice mix of her parents:searching for this like her father but researching things like her mother. Can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you very much. I hope you continue to enjoy Abby's story as much as I'm enjoying writing it.
HEY! Hey you! Psssstttt! You have to help us!
It’s Tim the Enchanter, our fanfiction writer – HE’S GONE MAD! We’re just trying to live normal lives at Hogwarts, but CRAZY things keep happening to us because he’s bored!
Please! Read our story and hear our plight! We need to bludgeon some sanity into our author – Oh no! HE’S AT HIS COMPUTER NOW!
NO! NOOO-aaahhhh! Must resist! Resist… Gibber narg turnip turnip wibble antidisestablishmentarianism blubber gibber wop wop bbluubbaaarrrggghhh!
Nominated for QSQ 2009, Best Humour.
Oh man that chapter was ridiculous and absurd and all words that imply those sorts of things...but it was refreshing and hilarious and I can't wait for the next chapter.
Thanks for reviewing! If you thought that was absurd, insane, ridiculous, nonsensical, ludicrous, or outlandish, then you should see THE EPIC CONCLUSION! Unfortunately, that is NOT going to be the next chapter, but it is quickly approaching anyway! Put your goggles on and brace yourself!
Tim the Enchanter