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I am a teacher, musician, reader, and avid Harry Potter fan. I am originally from the Midwest and now live a bit farther south. I am thrilled to be a proud member of RAVENCLAW House and enjoyed being a site moderator for a time as well.

I hope you enjoy the many stories and poems I have written. I am proud of them all and appreciate any feedback you might care to leave (in other words, reviews are love!) I've listed them below with a short description since I know trolling through summaries can be tedious. Thanks for reading!

EDIT: Someday I will categorize my stories by genre. Today is not that day. ;)
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Worthless by crazy_purple_hp_freak
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: A young Draco Malfoy learns that he must pay a hefty price for curiosity.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 866 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/15/07 Updated: 06/19/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 06/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Worthless

Nice job with young Draco, Suzie! Was that the diary of Tom Riddle at the beginning? With the way his father yelled at him and hit him, no wonder Draco hates books - and Hermione - in your brief wrap up at the end. Good explanation and connection. Now - I wonder if he knew the precious diary from his childhood had been given to Ginny Weasley, and what he would think of that??
*whistles innocently*
You are a very talented writer!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks for the review Gina! *huggles*

Yes, it was the diary. :) This was originally an overlong drabble for a Slyth challenge where the prompt was for a character to come in contact with a horcrux. :)

Hmm hmm.. I hadn\'t thought about the Ginny connection... *strokes chin* hehe Thanks for all the compliments! *hugs again*

~Suzie <3

 

'Neath Starry Skies by laurskii
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: The Final Battle has been won, but was it worth it? An entry by Laurskii of Slytherin House to the June Poetry Challenge: The Rondeau Challenge.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 100 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/19/07 Updated: 06/21/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 06/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: 'Neath Starry Skies

Very nice - and very sad. I think I've read more pieces where Ron dies than Hermione, so this was interesting to read and see Ron's reaction. The end was particular well done:
"As Fawkes flew over, with serenade,
'Neath starry skies."
Beautiful ending! Good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

 

For Death, We Part by Colores
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: A Rondeau poem of the true nature of everlasting love, as Harry realizes Ginny's death has not changed everything.



I am Colores of the Hufflepuff House, and this is my entry for the Rondeau challenge.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 100 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/21/07 Updated: 06/22/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 06/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That is so sad! Nice job on the rhyme and rhythm. I also really liked the image of Ginny as Harry's northern star. Good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

 

We All Fall Down by coppercurls
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: A Rondeau poem about fighting the losing battle.



"Nevertheless, Harry, while you may only have delayed his return to power, it will take someone else who is prepared to fight what seems a losing battle next time -- and if he is delayed again, and again, why he many never return to power." Sorcerer's Stone, p298



By coppercurls of Hufflpuff house for the rondeau poetry challenge.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 103 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/23/07 Updated: 06/29/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 06/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: We all fall down

Ooh, very dark! I thought this line was brilliant: "In Apathy's most torpid thrall." Awesome! Great connection to the first book - good luck in the challenge!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks very much, I\'m glad the mood came out well. Good luck to you, too!

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 06/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: We all fall down

Ooh, very dark! I thought this line was brilliant: "In Apathy's most torpid thrall." Awesome! Great connection to the first book - good luck in the challenge!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Oops, double post- well thanks again ; )

 

The Prodigal Son by Vorona
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Percy seeks reconciliation with his family. Won 2nd Place in the June 2007 Patronus One Shot Challenge by Vorona of Ravenclaw.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 3101 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/23/07 Updated: 06/25/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 06/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Prodigal Son

Wonderful job!
The changes you've made from the original really polish it up. First of all, it flows very well; you've done a great job going back and forth between the action and Percy's thoughts and memories in a way that isn't ever abrupt, and still gives us plenty of information, all of which relates to what's going on in the story.
I love what you've done with Percy, making him an informant for Dumbledore. I think I might just be disappointed now if this doesn't turn out to be one of the surprises of Book Seven! You did a great job with his character, allowing us glimpses into both his thoughts and actions that really flesh him out and make him a far more sympathetic character than JKR has done (so far!)
I also still love the bit with the elephant. =)
I think the way you've tweaked the end works really well: Percy doesn't do as much explaining, but it all comes together perfectly for his family to accept him back. Adding the bit about Ron and Ginny at the end keeps it real: not everyone forgives and forgets so easily, but they will come around, like you said.
This was a wonderful story, very well planned and well written. Good luck in the challenge!!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m really glad you got to see the finished version. I\'m glad you liked the changes I made, and also thank you very much for the luck! You were very helpful with this story.

 

Amazing Grace by Valentinia
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: To conjure a patronus, one must think of a happy memory. Her life is filled with happy memories, and sad. Yet she knows if she dwells on the unhappiness she will forget to live, and if she recalls the happiest moments, she will be able to fly, graceful free as a swan.

Originally written as an entry for the June One-Shot Challenge - The Best Patronus Ever.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 1263 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/24/07 Updated: 06/25/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 02/17/10 Title: Chapter 1: Swan: A Lifetime of Memories

That was lovely! I like how the girl's identity was slowly revealed - I guessed it about halfway through. :) You did a great job with those little moments from Cho's life, stitching them together into her Patronus. Very nice! Congrats on being the 'Claw Story of the Week! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Wow thanks! I haven't been on MNFF for... a very long time... But I am back, and what a lovely review to come back to! :) Yeah, I wasn't trying to hide it, really - props for guessing! I'm so glad you enjoyed this story! What's that about 'Claw Story of the Week' though? :/ I was not notified! :D Thanks for reviewing!

 

Where Souls Linger by Lalalalatina
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Where souls linger, and ghosts do dwell,
'Tis where our greatest heroes fell.


About the Final Battle, the enemies, the heroes, those who lost their lives, and those who lived but must learn to move on.

I am Lalalalatina of Hufflepuff and this is my entry into the Poetry Anyone? monthly challenge for June- The Rondeau Challenge.


Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 100 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/25/07 Updated: 06/29/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 06/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice job! The first stanza does a wonderful job of setting a dark scene. I think the refrain is great and some of the imagery is fantastic, ie: "Blood flowed freely, painted all skin." Creepy!
The only thing that jumped out at me was the word "mirth" in the third stanza: it didn't seem to fit the overall feeling of darkness and sadness of the poem. The next line talks about "joy hidden" so maybe there is a way to tweak the line with "mirth" to continue the sense of loss and sorrow you've set up since the beginning. If you wanted to really knock the reader over the head with sadness, you could try:
"Their sorrow growing deep within,
As memories keep joy hidden."
That's quite sad, though, and perhaps you want that bit of hope with the word "pride," which I could definitely see. In which case, you could just find another word for "mirth" or add a different idea to the line to keep the rhythm. But those are just one reader's suggestions, and it's just one line! :) Overall, I thought you did a great job with your rhyme and rhythm and the general feeling of this poem - good luck in the challenge!!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks for the long and very well-thought-out review! I\'m glad you thought it was dark, since it was meant to be so. The last stanza was suppposed to be lighter, which is why I included mirth, because if Voldemort really was gone, the wizarding world would be very happy, as we saw at the beginning of PS/SS. So you were right, I put pride and mirth in there to show that even after the dark times, there would still be hope and hapiness to come. Although I admit that the end is still quite sad, so maybe mirth may look out of place. Thanks again for the constructive criticism! ^_~

 

Never Meant to Be by GryffindorGoddess
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 44]

Summary: In the wake of the final battle, Ron is murdered and Hermione’s life is torn to pieces. When she finds out that Ron left her something before he died, her world turns upside down. Now she and Harry find temporary comfort in a flawed love that was never meant to be, and therefore could never last.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 20673 Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/26/07 Updated: 09/22/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: 'Til Death Do Us Part

Wow, for someone who never writes angst, you did a fantastic job with the heartbreak! This was so sad and touching. The beginning had just enough backstory so that we learned what had happened to both Ron and Ginny without moving away from the focus on Harry and Hermione. You did a great job of showing Hermione's grief throughout, and the bit of foreshadowing when Harry hugged her was a nice touch. The end where Hermione runs after the casket is just gut-wrenching.
This was exceptionally well-written and I look forward to reading more, especially about Harry. Good luck as you continue!
*turnip hug*
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Hehe, thanks, Gina! For the angst part I just had to imagine how I would feel if Ron died. :P I think I really related to Hermione\'s side of the story in this chapter because it was easier to put myself in her shoes instead of Harry\'s, which is really why it revolved around her more. And you know how I like foreshadowing. ;-) Of course a brilliant Turnip like yourself would have picked up on that...I\'m glad someone did.

Thanks ever so much for the great review! Glad you like it so far (since I\'ve already suckered you into betaing chapter 2 *ebil laughs*).

*huggles* ~Ashley :D

 

In Azkaban by Cwiddy
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: The prison of Azkaban holds Dementors, innocent men, and guilty men. This is a Rondeau Poem written about Azkaban, but from the view of Sirius Black in Prisoner of Azkaban.
















Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 132 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/27/07 Updated: 06/29/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 06/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: In Azkaban

Nice job! You definitely captured the dark creepiness of Azkaban with your words and images. I especially liked: "Despair and heartbreak is the tune
these tortured souls are forced to keep." Good luck in the challenge!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much! Thanks so much for the review! 8)

 

Hatred Flows Within by crazy_purple_hp_freak
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Only at the point of death does Lucius Malfoy regret the suffering he has wrought on himself and his family. It is far too late to save himself, but for his son, there is still hope.







Written by crazy_purple_hp_freak of Slytherin for the Rondeau Challenge

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 97 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/30/07 Updated: 07/03/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: Hatred flows within

Suzie, I just love your poetry, it never fails to amaze me. Fantastic job! This is a very powerful poem. As always, your distinct attention to the details of language really give the poem a dark and emotional feeling. Your rhyme and rhythm is strong, I especially like the third stanza. Great work!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing Gina! I wasn\'t sure if the third stanza worked the way I wanted but I\'m glad you liked it! <33

 

I Made Our Love by nikkiolapotter
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Merope's point of view and feelings after Tom Riddle Sr. leaves.



Written for the Rondeau Challenge. I am nikiolapotter of Hufflepuff.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 108 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/30/07 Updated: 07/03/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: I Made Our Love

That is really neat! I like the way you tied the refrain to the whole idea of using Amortentia, that was really clever and original. Nice job with the rhythm as well. Did you have a particular couple in mind? For some reason I think of Merope Gaunt, since it seems likely she did something to get Tom Riddle to love her. Good job!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Yes. :)

 

A Mother's Love by GryffindorGoddess
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: When a Dementor threatens one of her friends, Luna is compelled to produce her Patronus in defense. Guiding her through the daunting task is the good advice, mark of faith, and eternal love that only a mother could provide.

Submitted for the June One-Shot Challenge by Gigi of Ravenclaw.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1662 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/07/07 Updated: 07/09/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/11/07 Title: Chapter 1: A Mother's Love

Ashley! I *love* it! This is just a beautiful story, and you've done a fantastic job with the writing of it.
I loved how you added a rabbit family living in the yard, for it really strengthens Luna's connection to her Patronus. You did a great job in creating a beautiful portrait of her mother in such a short story, she's wonderful. And you did an amazing job bringing Luna's dreaminess down to her six year old self.
The final paragraph is absolutely touching and really wraps up the story wonderfully, making a heartwarming connection between Luna, her mother, and her Patronus perfectly. This is such a sweet story, wonderful job! I'm so glad you decided to give it a go. I'm also glad I got to help out, it was a pleasure.
Good luck in the challenge! Go Ravenclaw!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you, Gina! I really owe credit to you for inspiring my basis for this story, and you\'re so right about the bunny family! Muchas gracias for the idea~ I\'m so glad you like the end product.:D *squishes* Rah Rah Ravenclaw! ~Ashley

 

Slow Spinning Redemption by mgle_teacher
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Sirius' last thoughts as he falls through the veil.

Written for MNFF DADA - First Years (Professor: Snape's Talon during Summer 2006 as mugglemathdork of Ravenclaw

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations

Word count: 1897 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/25/07 Updated: 07/26/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/12/07 Title: Chapter 1: Black

Ritta!
Happy Birthday! And great job with this piece. It really is quite dark, from Sirius's agonized final thoughts, to the language you chose to frame them. I especially liked the flashback to his girlfriend, you really piqued my interest there. I think this is some of your strongest writing yet, so keep it up! *huggle*
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you Gina, this was definitely one of my strongest pieces yet. But truth is I wrote it in the middle of July right when the turmoil happening was getting worse than ever. In other words, I poured my soul into this piece. -huggle- Ritta

 

No Cure for Love. by Magical Maeve
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 14]

Summary: Past Featured StorySeverus Snape returns to Spinner's End. DH Spoilers.

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1484 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/02/07 Updated: 08/02/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hi Jan!
I really like this! I love the way you worked Lily and the Resurrection Stone into Snape's brief sojourn after death. And I really like that Lily forgave him and still loved him, though not in a romantic way. You've written a very touching piece that still kept the Snape-edge. It really does give the reader a bit of closure after DH - great job!
~Gina :)

 

A Proper Goodbye by Sly Severus
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 65]

Summary: The war has ended, but there is one more thing that Harry must do before he can be at peace.



Takes place directly after the last chapter of DH.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 1380 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/03/07 Updated: 08/05/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice job, Elle! I'm glad to see Snape get his due - and to see Harry and Draco offer their respects together. Good job with them, and the story!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks so much, Gina. I\'m glad you liked it. I really thought Harry and Draco owed Severus something and this was all they could do for him.

 

Weeks and Weeks by Ravensgryff
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 34]

Summary: During the course of Deathly Hallows, Ron Weasley has his own demons to overcome. How does Ron cope and come to terms with himself during two weeks that are missing in Deathly Hallows?

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6143 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/04/07 Updated: 08/07/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aww, poor Ron! I'm so glad you are writing these missing moments from when Ron left Harry and Hermione. I couldn't believe he did, and yet in the end it made sense. I'm looking forward to reading what he did in those weeks.
I like how you wrote this from Ron's POV because it gives us a really deep look into his thoughts. I already feel bad for him.
I can't wait to see what you do with the Deluminator, because frankly that really confused me!
Nice start and good luck as you continue!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: It really upset me when he left, but from a story and character standpoint, I understood why it had to happen. He had to battle those demons if he was going to be effective for Harry, as he needed to be when Harry got sidetracked, and he also need to let go of those fears in order to be the man Hermione needed/deserved. And from the story standpoint, the trio really needed some connection to the wizarding world that they had become isolated from. Since Ron was always that \'connection\' in the past, being the only one raised as a wizard, it had to be him to provide the link. I hope you enjoyed the rest!

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/23/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Poor Ron - you did a good job with his sad and guilty thoughts after leaving Harry and Hermione. You also had just the right hint of jealously as well. The dream at the end was very good!
~Gina :)

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/23/07 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

Great story! You've written Ron's PoV very well. I really do love him. You also worked in a lot of little details very nicely; I liked the bit about the wedding. So what do you think was going on with the Deluminator leading him back to Harry and Hermione? That's one thing I don't get.
Hope your other stories are coming along well!
~Gina :)


Author's Response: Thanks, Gina! Hmm...well, it\'s pretty clear to me that the Deluminator was enchanted with a pretty powerful locator or guiding spell that allowed the holder to find their way back to their loved ones. But it seems that it would only work if everyone, in their hearts, wanted to be reunited. Here, I was sort of envisioning the Deluminator also kind of enhancing the connection between the trio - that\'s why Ron was having those kind of foreboding feelings. It seems fitting that Dumbledore had created this object - I can see him worrying about conflict with Aberforth and wanting to have a way back to his family. I think in that way, he saw himself in Ron and that\'s why Dumbledore gave it to him.

 

Of Words and Witnesses by Red and Gold
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: Defense Barrister Rhianna Burke knows she has what it takes to save her client from Azkaban - her gift for words and her surprise witness.





**submitted for the August One-Shot Challenge: Lucius Malfoy by red and gold of Ravenclaw**

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4289 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/02/07 Updated: 09/04/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 09/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Of Words and Winesses

I love it!! I love what you did with your new witness, it works even better! And given all that happened, giving Lucius the chance to actually appreciate what Harry has just done for him was a great decision. I thought it was perfectly in character for a man who was beaten soundly in DH. Great connection to Harry's mom. And the last line is as brilliant as it was before.
I'm glad I was able to help out a bit. Great job, and good luck in the challenge!!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Hi Gina!!! I am so glad that you like the change in witnesses, and I truly appreciate all you did. It would have been a month\'s worth of work down the drain if you hadn\'t been there to guide me in the right direction. All your time and help were such a blessing! :-) Thank you for the lovely review, Gina - you\'re the best! *squishes* ~Andi

 
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