It Takes Love to Live
The prequel to Hero and Fortune Favors the Brave, it starts the night before Fleur and Bill's wedding and continues through to the events in Hero.
Chapter 3 In Queue
Excerpt for my wonderific readers:
“So…can I have this dance?” Harry asked Ginny after Mr. Weasley had disappeared.
Ginny placed her hands on Harry’s shoulders, and looked at the ground when Harry put his hands on her waist. She bit her lip, willing herself not to blush as Harry started to move them around the floor. Ginny looked up into his eyes and smiled slightly. This is nice, she thought. This song was nice, too. Maybe this was why her parents danced around the kitchen together when they heard it…because it was…nice? Ginny looked up into his face again, and felt his hands twitch, as if to pull her closer. Oh yeah, it was nice.
All too soon, the song ended. Ginny looked into Harry’s face as if to see what he was thinking. He was looking back at her, with a hard look she hadn’t seen before. He slowly started to lean in. Ginny closed her eyes and tried to make herself taller. Then…then…
The Time of Their Lives
A light R/Hr fic about the first time they went to Hogsmeade.
How does Charlie break to his parents that he's going to Romania?
Everyone believes Harry is going to die, except for Ginny, who knows the true meaning of a hero. Will she be right?
Fortune Favors the Brave
A sequel to Hero and my submission for the July Banner challenge. Ginny goes to Harry's funeral and hears touching words from a dear friend.
(Thanks to Auror_Girl9894 for the amazing banner!)
(Thanks to wendlin the wierd for the FABULOUS banner!)
(Thanks to Wendlin for the LOVELY new version of the Goodbye banner!)
(Thanks to potter101 for the WONDERFUL banner!!)
(Thanks SOOOOOO much for the fantabulistic banner, Marauder by Midnight!)
(Cheers to potter101 for the LUUUURVELY banner!)
I'm open to beta, so contact me through the forums, I'm Lil red there as well, or email me. I'm open to almost anything!
Books I'm Reading--
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (rereading =]]), Queen Geek Social Club
Word of the Week--
July 26, 2007 5:03 PM
:.~ Red ~.:
Summary: ***COMPLETED!***Five years ago, half way through her third year at Hogwarts, Regan Jayden was expelled for reasons only she and a very select few know. But now that she's been allowed to return-- under certain terms-- in what would have been her graduating year, will she be able to regain the trust of her fellow Hogwarts students, and of herself?
Excerpt from story: Merlin, he was going soft, Draco thought as he tried not to grimace. He'd start spouting off poetry in a minute if he wasn't careful. This whole love thing was sending him round the twist.
Oh my God. Regan. That's MY name! (I feel special) And she's the female equivilient of Harry, eh? (VERY special) AND she's a Gryffie! (so very happy rightn ow!) If only her hair was red....
Anyways, I like her. But I think you should've made her a bit older so the trio wouldn't know her, but hey, what do I know, right? lol. Seriously, great idea, and I'm off to read more!
By the way....where DID you get the name Regan? (sooooooooo happy)
Red (aka Reg)
Summary: It's just your average, boring Summer day on Privet Drive. Or is it? Harry is stuck doing another one of his many thankless chores, when he hears something VERY interesting coming from Dudley's room and goes to investigate.
Brilliant! my one firend's last name is Barby and everyone sings vthat song around her. I was fighting to keep from laughing, cuz if I did, people would be like, "What's so funny?"
anyways, nice job!
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LOL!!! I'm so happy...I'm like the leader of a Confederation!
Well, funny as always. Harry finally did something! I'm so proud... *wipes tear* But poor Dobby...lost his mum, he did. *wipes another tear*
UH OH! The Bubble of Present Tense! It'll pop and we'll have to speak in past and/or future tense!
*grumbles* Yet another cliffhanger.
Author's Response: Glad you like the part you were in. Yeah, it\'s sad, isn\'t it? I just hope the bubble doesn\'t pop...
uncouth--behaving in an ill-mannered or unrefined way
Hehe, just looked it up...
Update soon, please!
Author's Response: Whaddaya know? I got on to do just that!
Totally awesome. I love it!!!!! I keep on being wrong. At first I think Hermione is the witch who survives, putting herself in a paradox, then I think Daisy will end up dying, you will end up having the letters of the keyboard printed on your face, and now I'm thinking something else which is most likely not right...
Anywho, update soon!
Author's Response: Why, thank you! yes, I probably will end up with the letters of the keyboard printed on my face. :)
I meant the yummy kind. I never could figure those computer ones out...
Sy, can you put me in as well? Maybe just bumping into Ron or something? I don't care...Pwease? *puppy dog eyes* If you consider it, I'm a clone of Hermione, personality-wise, but I'm also generally care-free like Luna/Ginny. I look just like Ginny (Bonnie Wright), but I have Harry's eyes. lol, I'm a walking Harry Potter book! Yay!!!!
Author's Response: Sure, why not? :)
OH NO! Anrdrew was dropped, Amanda's falling in, Ron fell down, Youth is stuck, and Harry is once again doing nothing!!!!! Why leave us with such a cliffhanger? Why? WHY CAN'T I HAVE A COOKIE?!
Author's Response: Gee, if I had a cookie I\'d love to give you one! That is, if you\'re referring to the yummy kind that you eat and not the cookie on the computer kind...which I\'ve never been able to figure out what the heck they are. Why did I leave you on a cliffhanger? I have a tendecy to do that, don\'t I? *blushes* Oh well, glad you enjoyed it and I\'ll update soon. Eventually, anyway.
Summary: For the first time in her life, Minerva McGonagall had Seen. Buoyant after her first ever success in a Divination lesson, Minerva receives an unexpected owl. On an icy November night, Minerva finds herself betrayed by the promise of omens but discovers the certainty of the stars. One-shot.
Maybe the stars were only reflections of human hope.
I loved that because its so ture. Humans look at the stars and see hope. Its so true, my friend.
This was a beautiful fic, and I loved how there was no dialogue, until the end. One thing that was unclear was Minerva's age. She has to be over 13...but how old was she?
I loved this fic!
Author's Response: The only thing in the story which points more exactly to Minerva\'s age is her prefect badge. She\'s a prefect, which implies that she\'s at least a fifth year. She is, in fact, a sixth year (so 16 or 17), but only I could know that. Thank you for reading and reviewing!
Summary: The night of Lily and James's death. As Lily watches the Dark Lord destroy everything in her life she has ever cared for, she realizes that she must explain to Harry why she can't be there for him forever, and make sure he knows that "Mummy loves you..."
This fic is really good. I love how you did flashbacks to some f Lily's happiest moments with James. I also liked how you said James was "blubbering." Really made you see that he grew out of his big-man, hotshot stage.
I saw that you used the quotes from book three. That's good. But you didn;t use the James quote from book three, you know, about him telling Lily to take Harry and leave? Tha's bad...lol.
It wasn't all too "sad" for me, just terrible. NO, not terrible as in you're a horrible writer! Terrible as in, its terrible and horrible how Lily and James died.
Very good fic.
Summary: Just a little thing I started in my spare time, but it turned out pretty good. A poem/rap about the history of the Marauders, their legacy, and the answers all us Potterheads are waiting for! Hope you like it!
lol, good. Really good. You summed it up really well, but you never mentioned Lily! :( Ah well. lol. I really liked the last line. It just fit in so well how you functioned in real life and the book life. Again, nice job!
Author's Response: Sorry... I actually never even thought of Lily! =:o I\'m glad you liked it so much! Thanks for the review!!!
Summary: Ginny's thoughts now that Harry is gone. One shot.
I loved the feeling in the fic, and how it had Ginny looking back on what happened to Harry. The way you desribed everything really made me feel like Ginny did.
I liked how you had the rain there. It made me think of Ginny's tears, and that maybe, up there, Harry was crying too because of the anniversary. I don't think that's how you meant it, but that's how it struck me.
The one strange thing about this was why Ginny wasn't in the last battle. I think Ginny of all people would try and fight with everyone.
Oh yeah, I also liked the opening with the fire. It gives a reader the feeling of warmth, when really this fic makes you think of cold, wet sadness.
Author's Response: \"I liked how you had the rain there. It made me think of Ginny\'s tears, and that maybe, up there, Harry was crying too because of the anniversary. I don\'t think that\'s how you meant it, but that\'s how it struck me.\" <--Omigod, wow! I never thought about it that way! That\'s a fantastic view to have on it! And no, I don\'t know why Ginny wasn\'t fighting. I know it wasn\'t quite like her, but I didn\'t have that in my mind when I was writing it. Wow, you\'ve just given me a whole new perspective on my own fic; thanks!
Summary: This story is told in Cedric's POV before, and after, he dies. One shot, taking place the night of the Third Task.
I've never seen anyone do the last task in Cedric's POV. You captured Cedric's thoughts and feelings very well, and you desribed the settings nicely.
The way you made Cedric's daydream of how he would become the TWT champion seem just like Harry's seemed clever, or did you mean for that to happen? It showed how alike Cedric and Harry actually are, both being popular and liking the same girl.
The one thing I didn't like was how it was just like Harry's POV in the book. It gave the same type of thoughts and feelings that Harry had right before Cedric died.
I loved how you phrased the last sentence:
He let himself fade from the only life he had ever known, into the mysterious darkness of the night.
The way you desribed death as the mysterious darkness of the night made it seem extraordinarily mysterious and beautiful, yet intimidating at the same time.
Author's Response: Hm... you\'re right, I think I could have made his thoughts a bit more unique. Anyway, I\'m glad you liked the way I described the death. The thing was, he wasn\'t really dying; he was already dead, so it took me a minute to figure out how to go about writing it. Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Hedwig reflects upon her life, and her relatioship with Harry. Written for the One Shot Owls challenge by lily_evans34 of Ravenclaw.
Once again you describe the feelings of the characters with amazing accuracy. How you showed Hedwig feeling sad by Harry's lack of attention got to me. It's true that she's hardly mentioned through the books anymore, as Harry doesn't depend on her as much.
I like how she says she has always had the option of flying away from her problems, but Harry had no such option. It really makes you think that that's the major difference between people and other things. It's like that saying, "You cn run, but you can't hide." It's true. Humans may run from out problems, but we can't hide from them forever.
The one thing I would change is how you got into the ending. I would ease into it through another 2 or three sentences, just so we don't feel like, it's over already?
All in all, great piece.
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I agree, it is a bit short; I\'ll check that out. That saying fits this fic perfectly! You highlighted everything I was trying to say perfectly in your review. Thanks!
Summary: At the end of year seven, the Dark Lord has fallen. So has Harry Potter. This story circles around Ginny and Ron's lives on the day of the funeral.
Wow, this is a good story. It's really well written, but I see three problems. One, there was no reason for ginny to slap Ron...or did I miss that? Two, did Ginny mean Ron was the one shunning everyone? Three, Cho lost Cedric in Harry's fourth year, not his sixth.
But still, really good, although I was disappointed to see that Hermione was never mentioned...
BOO-YA! I got review numero uno!
Author's Response: I think you got confused with the dialogue with problem one and two. It was Ron who said \"\'I cared about him too! You don\'t see me curling up into a ball and shunning everyone away, though, do you?\'\". He was saying that Ginny was shunning everyone, and that made her mad and angry. She lost her temper and slapped him. Problem number three though... my fault! I screwed up bad there. I didn\'t even realize I\'d said that... thanks. And I did mention Hermione once; she came into Ginny\'s dorm right in the beginning, but she didn\'t really have a big part. Thanks for the review... it feels so weird to have people review my story, because I\'ve never done anything like this! It\'s like... \'people have read my story and wrote me about it\'... is it just me or is it really weird?
Summary: Watching the wedding of the only man she has ever loved from the sidelines, Chloe knows that she needs to let go. But these things are always easier said than done.
Winner of the Challenge 3: Great Love for the June/July Monthly Challenge!
Once again your talent for describing feelings comes through. You made a good OC, having her being jealous of Lily like that. But was Chloe friends with Lily? You never said whether she was or not, or if she was a guest of James'.
I also liked the flashbacks. Seeing Chloe's firsthand experiences with James really made the fic worthwhile, especially seeing James so jealous to use Chloe like that.
I hope you write more stories about Chloe and James, maybe in James' POV to see how he really feels about Chloe.
Author's Response: Hm... that\'s a thought. I don\'t actually know if she was Lily\'s friend. Maybe Sirius invited her to the wedding, who knows? Thanks for the lovely review, dear!
Summary: She had never known what to say to her sister. But now that she is ready, it is too late.
Andromeda one shot.
I loved how you described Andromenda's emotions throughout her fic. The way she felt so strongly about her sister brushing her thoughts out of the way was very realistic. You always hear about the two sisters, Bella and Cissy, but do you ever hear about Andromeda? She seems like the forgotten one, the "outcast" as you put it.
I really liked how strained you made the relationship and how andromeda wasn't sure what to think about her sister's death.
The one thing I wasn't sure about was where was Bellatrix buried? Her being the big-shot pureblood, I would've thought she would've been buried somewhere big and dignified, but that's my opinion.
You should try writing a story about the Black sisters growing up, it would be very good!
Author's Response: Lol, I don\'t have a clue where she was buried. Some family grave yard, I s\'pose. Thanks so much for the review, and I may just write a story on them growing up. Thanks!