I'd like to apologize for being MIA the past couple of months. Who would have guessed that junior year is crazy? Anyways, I'm super sorry, and hopefully I'll be able to find time to write soon.
--There Is Life After Voldemort: Originally posted in May 2006, this fic has been deleted and is being reposted, but edited. It is all finished, and a one shot sequel is completed, too!
Thank you so much for the banner, WhittyLeah!
--The Six: in the process. There will be 2 Autobiography, 4 Conflict, 6 Great Love, and 1 Resolution. It was originally based on a challenge from awhile back.
Update: Chapter 7 is in the process of being written, and the entire fic is all planned out
Autobiography: Part 1->A Beautiful Beginning
Autobiography: Part 2 -> Hogsmede Trip
Conflict: Part 1 -> Pinky Lock Talks
Conflict: Part 2 -> The Match
Conflict: Part 3 -> Waiting for You (Part 1)
Conflict: Part 4 -> Waiting for You (Part 2)
nysuperstarz, you are amazing! i love the banner!
--Pondering Decisions: A Dramione joint fic written with Wand_Waver 2006.
--What We Do For Love: Lavender Brown is about to do something crazy for the man she loves. She's going to become a Death Eater. A two shot.
--Christmas Letters: A fluffy Christmas two-shot about letters Hermione begins to receive a number of years after the War.
--September 1: A fluffy next-gen one shot.
--Meeting at Last: A Dramione one shot.
--The Rose Garden: a Draco/Pansy one shot set six months after HBP. DH disregarded.
--Natalie: Parvati is on a search, and Natalie will be found. A one shot.
--Draco Malfoy, Gryffidor: What if Draco was a Gryffindor? What would he be like? What would his parents say? A one shot.
--A Couple's Tale: Harry Potter's daughter, Amy, tells the tale of how she and her husband got together. A poem.
--A Potter and a Malfoy: Chris loves Ellie. Ellie loves Chris. What's to happen? Filled with laughter, flirting via letters, and a whole lot of speculation on their fathers. A part of the Ellie Vicky and Ellie Cathy Series
crazy_purple_hp_freak, you are fabulous! thanks so much for the banner!
-- Consequences: my version of the DH epilogue. A part of the Ellie Vicky and Ellie Cathy Series.
The banner for the Ellie Vicky and Ellie Cathy series is made by me!
That's very good, and funny! Although it would be nice to know what actually happened. Anyway, I really liked it and hope you write more humor!
Kate -> Knight of the Turnip Table
Marvolous! I think that's very creative, since most people assume that it's all real. I liked how everything was as J. K. says it was/going to be, except for there's no Voldemort. Especially the Mauraders acting mature-ish around Harry and Lily, and very childish around Snape.
Also, I did notice the "scar" thing. But it seemed to have a little awkward placing. Overall, I really loved this!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Ha ha! I really think it's funny how you keep adding in Sirius' need for hygiene. Although I don't think the song was needed, the story line was very good.
I really like the style of writing you use, or rather, the organization style. Obviously I also like your writing style, but Iím also commenting on the organization. Iím not sure what itís called, but it is highly affective. Also, the repeated phrase ďNo one knew and no one guessed what Peter kept suppressedĒ was not only affective conveying the overall feel of the fic, but in emphasizing that Peter stayed strong, and stayed the man they all thought he was. Personally, I really enjoyed reading about Peter staying good, although when reading about Harryís thoughts, I felt bad for Peter. There is just something about an ungrateful child that irks me . . . but never mind. Once more, I liked this piece a lot and will probably go forth and read more of your work.
Aww! This is so sweet. I like the way you write Harry and Hermione, as well as telling the story from their different points of view. It is very affective.
However, it would be nice in some places if you showed rather than told or gave more explanation. For example, in the beginning, how has it been the strangest school year? To Hermione it might be strange because of Umbridge's teaching style, but to Harry it might be strange because of not being able to play Quidditch. So that would be a good place for more explanation. And showing rather than telling is sort of like exchanging "Harry was in love with Hermione" to "A smile lit up Harry's face and his heart started beating faster at the mere prescence of Hermione" (that's not a quote from this, I'm just giving an example.)
Personally, I would really like a second one!
Kate -> Knight of the Turnip Table
Uh oh! Oh my what will happen?
Author's Response: *giggles* Thank you for your extremely helpful and constructive review, Kathleen! Seriously, thank you sooo much for taking the time to review *huggles*.
Ooooo. I want to know why Draco was crying!! *gasp gasp*
*huggles! huggles! huggles!*
Author's Response: You find that out in Chapter... er... I don\'t know. At least, you find out what the trio\'s explanation is. For his account, you\'ll have to wait, I\'m afraid.
Aww, that's very sweet. I like how, towards the end, the "gifts" started to get more hinted towards the fact that she liked him. However, it would have been a little easier to read if the beginning "gifts" weren't so long. I mean, I understand that they are necessary for the full effect, but it's a little difficult to say outloud.
Yes, I did sing it. Yes, I did receive weird looks. And, yes, I really liked this poem :D
Kate -> Knight of the Turnip Table
It was full moon when the Dark Lord sealed a part of his soul within a magical amulet, and then broke it in half. One half was left to the faithful werewolves to guard. The other half was tossed into the impenetrable depths of time where no one but him could get it. When the first half has been found, the Order of the Phoenix selects Hermione Granger to go back into the past to search for the missing piece. What is waiting for her is a brutal task that will test her beyond her limits, and an undying love that extends beyond the boundaries of time.
No werewolves were harmed in the making of this story.
Update (9 May): Chapter 17, Burning, is up! Enjoy!
Oh, wow! I really like how you characterize Hermione in this chapter, and the first one, as well. Sheís very strong minded, and very loyal, two qualities we see a lot from her in the books. Yet I wonder about Lupin. What is with his looks? What is he thinking? I have to wonder, as the more I read, the more I wonder about his and Hermioneís relationship. Also, I wonder about Harry and Hermioneís relationship. Harry seems to feel very strongly about Hermione, and she for him, especially in the first chapter. Iím really enjoying this fic so far, even though I donít read a lot of Remus/Hermione fics. Actually, Iím pretty sure this is the first one Iíve read.
Either way, I really enjoy this fic so far, and will continue reading it, especially because the SBBC chose it for a chaptered fanon romance! I think Rachel made a very good choice, and am enjoying discussing it. Very nice job with this fic!
Oh! Poor Hermione! Sheís so confused, and, like always, is putting the well being of her friends and the Wizarding world ahead of herself. It is such typical Hermione that itís ridiculous, and, again, I feel that you have her characterization down pat.
Now, to move on, I love the way you describe Remusí transformation! From his point of view, we donít see the change into a wolfís body. No, instead we see the loss of control of actions and thoughts, which actually leads us to be able to really see his affection for Jane/Hermione better. Also, there are no details of the destruction he causes or anything. No, instead there are the descriptions of what happens before a full moon, during the transformation, and how he feels afterwards.
Itís written in a perfectly lovely way, and I adore your writing style.
I just have to say that I LOVE the way you incorporate canon into this! Like the Ron/Hermione, and how Hermione is always saving Ron and Harryís backs, even when heís a baby! I read that and was just like, ďomg, she starts doing that when Harryís just a baby! I wonder if she realizes it.Ē Also, I loved how the Remus/Hermione-ness is starting to come into play. Iíve never read a Remus/Hermione fic before, but I love the way you write this. I just canít stop going ďaw!Ē. Youíre a fantastic writer.
Keep the chapters coming! Once the SBBC is done discussing this, I want to keep reading it.
ďAs she, Remus, and Sirius entered the Pottersí residence, she could not keep her eyes off the mirror image of her best friend.Ē
This beginning this chapter slightly bugs me. I mean, hasnít she heard people comment on how alike they are before now? However, I feel like it redeems itself by introducing, a few paragraphs later, the shippiness (ďThis is Jane Conway, James,Ē interrupted Remus, a faint pink tinge appearing on his cheeks).
I think that Chapter 5 gives us the necessary background information that we need to know, like the tightness of the Mauraders, even out of school, and the lack of Peterís presence. Lei works that in, if you notice, with Jamesí worried looks out of the house and Lilyís, ďOh, James, Peter probably has other business to attend to, so letís just eat and have fun.Ē Not only does this hint towards Peterís betrayal, but it shows how that even though Lily and James are young parents, they are still young adults, and still like to have fun with their friends when Harry is asleep.
Also, I really liked the description of when Harryís nursery. Itís just a little thing, but so often I read baby!fics where there are all of these modern/Muggle inventions in the nursery. While there is a crib and a mobile, the mobile is of Quidditch and the crib has ďintricately carved wooden railings.Ē And when Hermione walks in, she notices that a single torch burned next to the crib. These little things just made me like the chapter all that much more
I donít know how I felt about the Remus/Tonks scene. I felt bad for both of them; Tonks, because she mistakenly believes that Remus is in love with her, and Remus, because he is in love with Hermione and knows that at that very moment she is falling in love with him in the past. I dislike how Remus is kind of leading Tonks on, but really am starting to like Remus/Hermione.
In this chapter, I love the characterization of James! When he is with Harry, it really shows that while he does have a son, heís still gets squeamish around him because he is a baby, and babies donít always sit around looking cute. Also, the exchange between Lily and James (involving a garden, a pot of spaghetti, and a wand) is so in character with what we know about them. Obviously Lily isnít going to go from hating him to being in love with him, so it would only make sense that they would still have their fights.
I also positively adored the Magical Archives! So many books, so little time, right? *grins*
I have to say, though, that what I liked about this chapter was the fact that while we get some action (Lily and James defy Voldemort a second time), we also get some shippiness, which is a requirement for a romance-genre fic.
I have to say, I love the way you flash in between 1997, where Hermione left, and 1980, where she is. Itís fantastic, and gives us the chance to get a full understanding of the situation.
Also, Iíve said this before and Iíll say it again, I feel that you are a master at characterization. First, with the Harry and Ron, I love the way you write them. They automatically assume that life and Hermione will be the same once she gets back; they donít assume that the adventures she is undertaking/had undertaken (depending on how you look at it) will change and affect her in any way.
Your characterization of Remus is so refreshing! Instead of him being the so-serious guy Iíve read way too many times before, heís funny, charming, sweet, and serious when the time calls for it, like everyone is.
I just love your writing, and really hope that you update soon so that once the SBBC has finished discussing this I can keep reading it.
Yay! We finally met Peter! Let me tell you, Iíve been waiting for that one for awhile, and am glad that it finally happened!
Again, I love your characterization, and in this chapter you do so well with Hermione! When she met Peter, I was happy to see some inner conflict, and for the first time she really has to struggle with herself so as not to blow her cover. (Of course, that kind of is ruined once she admits that she knows about Remusí lycanthropy, but she covers that up nicely.) When she grabbed Peterís arm, I was just like, ďOh dear, how is she going to explain this one?Ē While her asking him about pancakes was a brilliant cover up, it seemed a little weak to me. But, then again, Iím the reader, so I know her ulterior motive. *shrugs*
I was so happy to read about Remus and Hermione finally having some shippiness moments! Itís so great to read about them, and although itís taken awhile, I am glad that it did. Because you built up their friendship and their relationship in general over multiple chapters, it makes it that much more believable and lovable when it finally happens. Especially because youíre easing into it!
Please keep the shippiness coming, and I canít wait to read more!
Oh my goodness. Where has she heard Caradoc Dearborn before? I really want to know that, because I have a feeling it will be instrumental to the plot!
Anyways. I feel that I must tell you how much I adore your characterizations of James and Sirius! It is so nice to be able to read about James and Sirius still being a bit wild, although I must say, I do feel bad for Remus and Hermione. Itís not their fault that they decided to get very drunk and then rant about the two of them! Although, I have to wonder if, when sober, James and Sirius think that Remus and Jane/Hermione should be a couple, or if itís just their interpretation of what Remus and Jane/Hermione were doing together upstairs when James arrived to tell them about his party.
Now that I think about it, I believe that I have played Clair De Lune on the piano. Iím pretty sure that I have, actually.
Author's Response: Heehee, thank you so much for all your reviews! Caradoc Dearborn was a member of the very first Order of the Phoenix. He disappeared six months after the Order was founded.
ďThe next morning, Hermione awoke feeling discombobulated.Ē I just love this beginning! It hooks the reader so much, and just really stands out to me. This is just one phrase that I love, but believe me, I love a lot of them. Your diction is so marvelous, and so unique, that it adds to the fic that much more, especially because I can picture Hermione using some of the words to describe the story herself.
I love the foreshadowing you use when Harry, Ron, and Hermione are worried about Hermioneís lodgings in the past, and you say, ďThere was an odd look in Lupinís eyes eyes as he said, ĎYou have my word, Harry.íĒ It just makes me wonder about what Lupin remembers from 1980, and what he knows will happen, and what has happened. Knowing from the summary that this is a Remus/Hermione fic, I wonder how Remus feels when Hermione says goodbye to Harry and Ron, considering she throws her arms around Harry and kisses the side of Ronís mouth.
Overall, I just love this fic. I canít wait to read the next chapter! *scurries off to Chapter 4*
I want to start this review with a disclaimer: I normally don't read Lily/James or Marauder era fics because of the fact that they are usually so ridden with cliches. We don't know a lot of what happened during that time, so what happens is many writers end up using the same type of scenarios. Yet, you didn't, and that really made it enjoyable to read. Instead of Lily all of a sudden realizing one day that she likes James, she admits that she should have realized it when she first met him. That, and the fact that James calls her a nickname other than "Lils," are two examples of why I love this fic. They are two examples of situations where other authors use cliches, but you don't.
Personally, though, I feel that this fic could have been longer and therefore even better. At the end, I'm a little confused. Did she really fall at James' feet, or is it a metaphor? And if she did fall, did she faint, or what? That's a little confusing for me. Also, where have her friends gone? Have they snuck off, or are they just being ignored?
Overall, I really enjoyed this fic, and feel that you've done a great job!
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance-Non Canon 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2010 mods changed the rules (they got tired of the same fics being nominated ^_~) so no more QQ hopes, but that's okay. No proof is needed that Draco/Ginny = love.
* Written before the HBP, this tale presents an alternate sixth year in which Dumbledore lives, Draco is more than a foil to Harry, and Blaise Zabini is a girl. I hope readers who ship Draco/Ginny will enjoy the story which includes dancing with faeries, Celtic and Norse mythology, school holidays in London and Spain, and loads of fantasy and romance. "Is this a kissing book?" (to quote the Princess Bride) Yes, it is. *
(Warnings were added for safety, due to brief allusions in later chapters, not graphic content.)
this fic is absolutely amazing. love it love it love it!
Author's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you! ^_^
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing. . .perfect title, perfect song! You really are a genius!
Author's Response: It isn\'t true, but it\'s nice of you to say, and reminds me of a cartoon I saw part of the other day where this kid said he knew he was a genius when he was 5, and that to keep it from ruining his life, he sabotaged himself with sugar and cartoons, LOL. Maybe I\'ll use that line but switch it to \'chocolate and romance novels\'. :D