Somebody who really, really ought to be doing something else but just can't stop writing.
As of late, someone who's been too busy doing something else, but it's almost over now. Look here for the latest word: http://friendsofvisarts.org/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=chitchat
Announcement: HP and the Heirs of Slytherin: I've also been making drawings for the first page of each chapter, which are on display in the MNFF Forum, here.
Announcement: "Fair Exchanges:"
This fanfic has exceeded all boundaries of taste (as you should have noticed by Chapter 5). My intended Chapter 22 could not be posted on this site. Unfortunately, unlike other chapters that were pushing the limit, that one could not be either left out or tweaked back in line, as it keeps coming back to haunt our favorite dour Potions professor.
This is no one's fault; please, no mod-bashing. I've been letting my creativity run wild on this fic and it's gone in some very strange places, not the least of which was the Real Chapter 22. Unfortunately this time, it was in violation of MNFF's posted content restrictions. I never imagined the story would go this way when I began posting, but it has evolved into its own sort of evil life form and now it needs a new habitat.
Soooo...here's the deal. Here at MNFF, I've posted the very end of the story just to wrap it up for local readers. If you want to find out how it all ends, just read the posted Ch. 22, 23, and epilogue.
If you'd like to read the whole thing, I'm archiving it at The Petulant Poetess. TPP has the entire story up-to-date, though it is not yet complete. It also includes The Real Chapter 8, another Missing Bit that was too squicky for MNFF. Titled "What Goes Around," this chapter recounts the time Lucius Malfoy dropped by to have a word with Professor Snape regarding the Umbridge Incident... ;)
All of my HP fanfics can be found at my livejournal (Fawkes_07.livejournal.com) but all adult entries are friendlocked. If you don't have a Livejournal account, just create one (it's free) and then either friend me or email me. I'll add you to my Friends list and voila, all will be readable.
Finally, if you really like my writing, you might want to check out my book (turondo.com is its website). It's the true story about an unlikely adventure I had in another fandom a few years ago ("unlikely" being the most garish understatement of all time). Let me put it this way: If you crave that Fawkesey snark, well, Teh Book has it in spades.
Okay! Enjoy your reading!
Summary: This tale of the teacher whom everyone loathes,
Accounts for his anger and elegant clothes.
It dripped through my mind when, too scantily cloaked,
I got caught in a rainstorm and throughly soaked.
WARNING: Despite the glints of humour, you will need a handkerchief.
Your stories are all such a pleasure to read.
Summary: (COMPLETE-- FINAL CHAPTER UP!!!) One day, everything changes. All it takes is for Harry to wake up, go through his daily routine, and bump into an unexpected person from his past... who tells him all the lies his friends and lover have been keeping from him. What then does Harry do--but try to live life as best he can?
Okay, that was beautiful. New all time favorite fanfic. I almost cried. If it weren't 1:45 AM I would have but I'd feel like an idiot if anybody woke up and found me sobbing over the angst of three people who don't actually exist. Well done!
Summary: Remus Lupin is a man with a tragic past, filled with pain, suffering and sorrow. But it is also a past filled with great adventure, true friendship and…love? Even though the odds were against him, Remus found happiness at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He had the Marauders, he was a prefect and his transformations were less horrible, thanks to his Animagi friends. What more could a teenage werewolf want? And how long could his happiness last? Remus and the Marauders prove that in the saddest of lives and darkest of times, there can still be moments of bliss.
Remus centric but with a lot of the other Marauders. This story is a romance, but has almost as much general Marauder era background and side story as romance.
Pre-HBP and DH, so some things from DH will be disregarded, as the warning indicates, but some Spoilers will be incorporated.
I swear to Illuvatar, she better turn into a pumpkin or something when they finally smooch. I'm about to have one of my OC's come over to this story and start butting some heads!
Author's Response: LMAO!
origami birds singing...now there's a charm I wish I'd thought of. LOVE IT!
Author's Response: Thank you, fawkes_07, I\'m glad you liked that. I was going to have ordinary birds, but I have to say, I loved the origami bird Draco charmed in the PoA movie, so I sort of stole the idea from that. *blush* But mine obviously had to sing. ;)Anyway, thank you.
Summary: Sometimes, perspective is everything.
From day one at Hogwarts, Severus Snape had problems, half of his own making, half not; how one interprets those problems depends entirely on one's point of view.
At least with Severus, one principle is always consistent: he gives just as good as he gets.
Glad to see more of this story. Very interesting stuff.
Brilliant!! Love it so far.
Wow. Just, wow. Excellent writing.
Summary: This is a retelling of Harry's second Quidditch game from a very different point of view.
What a great ride! :) I swear, I'm starting to think of FanFic as VVFic!
*cheers Snape's graceful landing*
Author's Response: Aw, shucks. There\'s certainly enough quantity-wise, isn\'t there? Thanks for the review!
Summary: Originally for October Challenge 6: Romance: write a 'ship you don't necessarily support. In his fourth year, Draco discovers that the Malfoy prejudice against Weasleys may have a flaw. Alternate warning: outright lewd.
"I prefer tadpoles, thanks."
Ok, THAT was funny.
Author's Response: I love it when people twig on that line. Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: In the wake of the Final Battle, the Order has opened Headquarters to house its youngest members during a summer of Ministry-sponsored social events. With Snape as a chaperone, and engaged to another woman, the advent of a busy Hermione, determined to see her friends in love-matches, can only be a recipe for disaster.
Oh, the pictures were worth a thousand words... how lovely for Herms and how utterly humiliating for Fleur! *Loves*
Summary: Several months after Dumbledore's death Harry tracks down Snape to even the score, but what transpires is far from expected, for either of them.
Winner of the 6th round of the Multifaceted Awards in category Desire
What a fabulous story. It almost has a William Faulkner thing going on, with the changing perspectives--tres cool! :)
Author's Response: Woah! *is thrilled at the \'almost\' comparison* That\'s my preferred way of telling a story, since I usually end up with loads of \'back story\' that doesn\'t make it into a single-person perspective story. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Summary: After a costly defeat of Lord Voldemort, Harry returns to number twelve, Grimmauld Place, where he discovers some disturbing information about Severus Snape's role in the first war with Voldemort.
OUCH! Wow! I think Snape was right in Book 6, when he caught Harry using the SectumSempra curse. Underestimated, indeed! Love the role-reversal, I just hope Harry doesn't turn into the next Dark Lord in the sequel!
Author's Response: How did I miss this? Anyway, no, Harry is not going to be a Dark Lord. His psyche just sort of got... broken, briefly. He\'s spent all this time trying to get revenge on Snape for, well, everything, and then Snape pulls this -- and it\'s the truth. That\'s gotta hurt. Not that I\'m siding with Harry on this, obviously... just, I do understand how it might be too much. And by the time it\'s not too much, there\'s really nothing he can do about it. I mean, one thing most of these stories forget is that, well, an Unforgivable is an Unforgivable.
Summary: Harry had hidden the Half-Blood Prince’s potions book in the Room of Requirement to avoid turning it over to Professor Snape. On the morning of Dumbledore’s funeral Harry goes for a quiet walk through Hogwarts and ends up back at the Room of Requirement. He goes in, thinking to retrieve the book, but leaves with something quite different.
This is a missing moment - of sorts - from HBP. It is very reflective, as Harry ponders the choices he has made, and the choices he faces. But there is a brief touch of Hogwarts quirkiness at the end as Harry experiences a poignant connection with someone he’s lost.
What a charmer! Lovely development of something I'd never remembered about Dumbledore. Thanks for writing it!
Author's Response: You are welcome! I enjoyed giving Harry the chance to connect to that part of Dumbledore. Thank you for leaving such kind words. I am so glad you liked it. And don\'t foget Dumbledore also enjoyed chamber music. ~Gina :)
After eviscerating Mary Sue in fiction, Mary Sue, I love you! and Mary Sue, Marauders love you!, I was seized by the irresistible urge to skewer her in sonnet. (my version of one, anyway, choosing content over iambic pentameter :D) Shakespeare's 18th sonnet, Shall I compare thee..., was my inspiration, since when it comes to Mary Sue fics, (including the humorous ones) So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee....
*Rated 3rd-5th only due to a belief that younger readers shouldn't be exposed to unpleasant 'facts of life' like Mary Sue. ^_~ *
* sporfle *
Only one criticism, and it's exceedingly nitpicky, and it only comes from the fact that I just spent three days writing Iambic Pentameter myself: it's not just the ten syllables that make up the meter, it's also the rhythym. "Who MASters COMplex MAGic FROM the START" is perfect, but "ALways SAVES the DAY SMELLing like FLOWers" loses the groove. That's the real challenge of writing to the meter, right, you're not allowed to just use whatever words you want to get your point across, like you can in prose. Every word has to A) say what you want it to say, B) fit the rhyme, and C) fit the meter, so your choices are severely restricted. I had to consult a thesaurus at least twice on every line when I was writing it.
Here's an example that just came to me before I hit "submit"--"Glossy black with ruby glintings shines" would scan better than "glimmers it shines." It's tricky stuff!! Anyway, I hope this is constructive.
Author's Response: I\'m happy you reviewed and sad you had to spend three days writing Iambic Pentameter. :D I was going for content over form, which is why I put (my version of one) in the summary. I have no pretensions, I\'m very Bard-lite, heh. I like your re-wording, though it needs an \'it\' to make it 10 syllables...or maybe \'shineth\' would be good....hmmm...thanks for the feedback!
Summary: Severus Snape helps a classmate with a Defence Against the Dark Arts assignment
Wonderful! This is as cool as the how-to-carve-pumpkins post ;)
Author's Response: Hahahah, you know I\"m taking your portion of that and incorporating it into the workshop I\'m going to conduct? \"Potato peeler, check!\" ;)
Summary: Hermione Granger, a young woman of 25, is dreading the child custody case she about to delve into.
It was typical, she thought, that he was late. Lack of commitment, lack of respect, lack of general concern. Yes, how typical. Their meeting was to start in four minutes and he had better to turn up on time.
She couldn’t believe she was here, though, in the first place. It was very typical of him to want to claim what was rightfully his, or whatever nonsense he had thrown her way the other day when he had contacted her. His sense of pride, possession and monopoly astounded her. And over a human being, at that?
Hermione sighed as she reached out for her purse, opened it and pulled out her wallet from which she produced a small photograph taken of her and Isabelle just a week after her birth. That she may have to part with her daughter, if only part time, was devastating.
6th story in a series of Hermione/Draco one-shots (Check out my author page for more information)
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Those darn sproggies, they just make the world turn upside down, don't they?
Author's Response: Well, it is hard for them... you must admit that ;)
Summary: Hermione wants to learn Occlumency, but Snape isn't known for doing favors out of sheer kindness. Both may learn something unexpected before it's all over...
This is a Book Five canon fic, hopefully fun and poignant. Enjoy.
OMG, this is so lame, submitting a "review" to my own work--but I'm so jazzed I just had to say something. I just wrote the last two chapters of this story and I am SOOOO PLEASED!! Now if I can just get the middle done...but man, the ending ROCKS! I think...
Summary: Who was Lucius Malfoy's first love? Someone who stole his heart caused him more trouble than ever he expected and introduced him to romance in winter.
This story has been nominated in the hurt/comfort category in owl.tauri.org's awards for 2006 fanfics. It has also recieved a Runner-Up award for Best Romance in the Mod Quicksilver Quills.
Boy, I have a bad feeling about how this is all going to end...
Author's Response: Can\'t be good, can it? *chuckle* Thanks for reviewing!
Didn't see Malfoy's ring coming at all.
Author's Response: You really didn\'t? Cool. Thanks for the review!
Ooh, that silver-tongued you-know-what! Yikes! Love it!
Author's Response: He\'s working on that silver tongue, at least, when he hasn\'t put footprints on it. I\'m glad you\'re enjoying the read!