Summary: Lily Evans and James Potter are in their seventh year of Hogwarts. As the year progresses new freindships, relationships and threats begin to unfold. No one expected any of this to happen. Lily Evans was never to fall for James Potter and Hogwarts was always to remain safe. But as the threat of the Dark Lord increases nothing that happens is ever expected.
I have read a billion Lily/James fics, as well as written a couple of my own, so I can safely say that this is going to be an excellent fic. The first two chapters were good introductions but not boring and you've done a good job beginning Lily's changing opinion towards James. Very well done so far, I look forward to reading more.
Author's Response: That\'s great to hear because I was actually just wondering if pehaps my first chapters are a tad bit boring and if Lily\'s changing feelings seemed realistic. It\'s hard to tell when you\'re writing the story because you\'ve thought about it and read it over so many times that it automatically seems boring and it is impossible to tell whether or not others will as well. Thanks for the review!
Summary: ONE SHOT: A woman sits alone in a cell, her thoughts consumed by her pain and loss. Finally, she gets a chance to face the one who took the life of her one true love.
The dripping had been constant from the moment she had been locked away; she suspected that her captors had placed her in this specific cell in hopes that it would drive her mad.
They needn’t have bothered. The only man she had ever loved was dead. She was already mad.
This is definitely not my usual style, so I’d love to know what you think.
While I generally don't go for these sorts of fics, I love your other stories so decided to give it a shot. It was a very interesting take, showing that even Death Eaters like Bellatrix are human. Very well written and thought out, I enjoyed it.
Author's Response: I\'m glad you enjoyed it. Honestly, I don\'t generally go for these sorts of fics either, but the idea struck me one day and just wouldn\'t leave me alone until I wrote it.
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Oh what a good idea! Of course Lily would get bored at prefect meetings, I mean really, even she's human! That's a very good idea, to have her unknowingly agree to take care of James! An excellent start! Wow, I just used way too many exclamation marks. Huh. Guess I got the point that I like it across just fine :)
Author's Response: Exactly! And it\'s such an interesting plot twist. (lol) And no, you can never give me enough question marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the review!
Darn! I clicked the next button only to get told the next chapter hadn't been updated! Hopefully it will be validated soon, however. Another good chapter, I can't wait for them to get Hogwarts and Lily's 'job' to start. My favorite lines would have to be: “Something about Quidditch, Potter, and you in a nurse’s uniform.” and "No!” said Lily. “Maybe. Yes! He’s awful you guys! His name’s Vernon Dursley, he’s the size of this compartment, and he knows!”
Author's Response: Me either. The next couple of chapters are going to be a lot of fun to write. Chapter 4 has been in the queue FOR EVER!!!!!!! Thank you for the favourite moments!!! (and the review)!
Summary: Lily Evans is a cheeky, brainy, hopeless romantic seventeen-year-old Head Girl with a sour temper. James Potter is an arrogant, hilarious, prank-pulling seventeen-year-old Head Boy with an immature head on his shoulders. Lily loathes James and James loves Lily. Blahblahblah.
However, when a mysterious locket and a very wacked Headmaster inform the two of them that their son is in grave danger, James, Lily, and of course, Sirius, are magically transported to the future to meet James and Lily's son and the state that the magical world is in.
A twist of mystery, fun, romance and some Sirius humor! And with a wee bit of J/L, H/G, and R/Hr!
WARNING: Tree climbing Dumbledores, valuable pieces of jewelry, and an ecess of sugar are contained inside - oh, and HBP is disregarded.
See profile for update information.
First off: Excellent story. I saw you reviewed mine, so looking at your profile I saw the story and the summary alone interested me. Once I started reading I was hooked with the idea and disappointed to find myself at the end of the second chapter! I can see so many things happening next -- not to mention you write splendidly -- that would make this one of my favorite stories (and I have been reading fan fiction for longer then anyone should)! So far the plot has been going along very quickly, but hopefully that'll be for the better! It'll be interesting to see how Lily and James respond to seeing Harry, Lily especially, and how they manage to act around them. Will Harry ever mention Sirius in passing? That would be interesting! Once again, I have nothing but good to say and I look forward to reading more.
Author's Response: Oh, squee! ::does dance:: I find the story really interests people. I\'ve got about four times as many people who\'ve added this story to their favorites rather than my otehr one, and about a little less than twice as many reviews. Thanks for the wonderfl comments! In Chapter 3 they meet Harry and Ginny and a few other little characters (the next chapter is like, 2/3 of the way done). I haven\'t decided if I want to put Snape into this, seeing as I can\'t write him worth diddlysquat. But yeah, Sirius, James, and Lily will learn about... everything. Anyway, thanks for your awesome review!
Summary: Sequel to A Stolen Past. Please read that story first, as this one really won’t make sense if you don’t.
Harry Potter has rejoined the Wizarding world after a year-long absence, but still has no memory of his time at Hogwarts. Will he ever get his memory back? Will he be able to pass his classes without it? And most importantly, will he ever be able to defeat Lord Voldemort? Read on as the last of the mysteries introduced in A Stolen Past are finally revealed.
This is a story of friendship and mystery, with a healthy dose of H/G thrown in for good measure.
That is terrible -- poor Harry! I can imagine Umbridge doing that, she's just so horrible! Hopefully Dumbledore will be able to fix the wand . . . or something. . . . And what will happen with Ginny now?! This was one of the best chapters yet, very well written and canon compliant. Excellent job, I can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Well, you know Dumbledore: he\'s always got something up his sleeve. The question is, what is it? And will it work? As far as what will happen with Ginny... I can\'t say anything without ruining it. Sorry. Thank you very much for reviewing!
Summary: Lily has planned this meeting from the day she and James began dating. First, there would be the greetings between James and her parents. Then, dinner would come. This would be closely followed by a time to just chat and have her parents and boyfriend become acquainted with each other. Everything would be perfect. But this all changes after her sister’s insufferable boyfriend shows up, “Black” magic goes haywire, and her parents don’t return from ‘their honeymoon all over again’ until the next day. Couples battle it out, and it seems no one will make it out in one piece after three arm wrestling matches, a bounding black dog, and an angry exchange. This meeting is certainly not going as planned...
Chapter 7 Updated!!
Ooh! This story sounds wonderful already, you wrote a great beginning. I love how you portray all the characters, it seems so realistic and is funny as well. Excellent job, I'm already eager to read the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you...and praise from one of my favorite authors, it has been a great day!
Summary: Lily Evans just may be falling for a certain someone...
A parody of the carol Away in a Manger.
This is a submission for the Winter's Tales Prompt # 2, written by solemnlyswear_x of Gryffindor.
Very sweet. I can't write poetry to save my life, but you most certainly can! Excellent job.
Author's Response: Wow, thanks! I never write poetry, but I had a lot of fun with this. :]
Summary: ‘She told me I could have anything. I asked her for one hour. One entire hour where she would be completely mine. I only hope no one will ever find out, not even her.’
I must admit, I hate Draco/Hermione fics as I am an adamant Ron/Hermione shipper. However I was intrigued by the summary of this fic and decided to give a whirl. It was excellent! You write wonderfully and managed to make me feel bad for Draco, a rather difficult task. Very well done, really.
Author's Response: Thanks you so much! I was on the verge as to what Draco should feel about this. I decided to play on his \'good\' side a little rather than have him plainly take advantage of Hermione\'s double because I think this would probably be more appropriate in the \'angst\' category...
Summary: A missing moment from Order of the Phoenix. When Harry goes down to the lake to brood, Ginny follows.
Very sweet, good job. We can always use a little more Harry/Ginny romance within the books :)
Summary: Harry Potter disappears immediately after defeating Lord Voldemort, and the circumstances all point to him being dead. But when has Harry ever been known to just roll over and die? Join Harry on a journey of self-discovery to find the family he never knew he had.
Another story by you! Bored, I was scanning through the recent stories and when I saw your penname attached to a new story, I was so excited! Wonderful writing, as per usual, and the plot looks as though it's going to be very interesting. I'm already spinning possibilities in my mind, and I can't wait to see what you will write.
Author's Response: Thanks! I hope I can live up to your expectations. It\'s always a warm-fuzzy experience when an author hears that somebody started reading a story because they saw the author\'s name on it, so I thank you for that. :-)
Summary: Ginny's PoV starting from when McGonagall brings her and the twins to Dumbledore's office and ending when she convinces Harry that Voldemort's not possessing him.
I am Chaser921 of Gryffindor writing for A Different Viewpoint of the Spring Challenges.
Edit: This story won second place in the Different Viewpoint category! How cool is that?
Wow, I was looking for a quick one-shot to read in a few spare minutes, and I certainly found a good one! Any way to show Ginny more in the books is wonderful, and this was very well written. The brief exchanges between Hermione and Ron were very cute and kept the fic in-tune with the book. And of course I loved Ginny's thoughts concerning Harry . . . Ginny always loved Harry :) I hope you do well in the challenge!
Summary: An anticipated “missing moment” from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, this story focuses on one week in Harry’s life, after he returns to the Dursleys from his traumatic sixth year at Hogwarts. This is a pivotal time for him, where he must decide who to let into his life and who to exclude, as he prepares for the inevitable confrontation with Voldemort.
In this three-act story, Harry receives information and advice from several unusual sources that help him select the course he should take. The benefit of having friends in high places becomes abundantly clear, as Harry goes through the most transforming week in his life.
All reviews will receive an author response. Canon through HBP is followed by intent, if not the actual writing.
When I first started reading this, I thought it would be your sweet but typical story of Harry fighting his feelings over Ginny before finally giving in for one reason or another. However, you certainly threw me off! The idea of Lily and James and everyone watching over him and deciding to intervene is fun, and I can't wait to read more and find out what happens next. Very well written, too.
Author's Response: Hi Maggie, Thanks so much for reading and leaving such a nice review. Coming from an author of your caliber, it\'s much appreciated! My goal was to bring a different slant to Harry\'s conundrum, and I hoped bringing the dearly departed into play would achieve that. Chapter 2, which should be up soon, really gets them involved. Thanks again for the kind words, Jim
I've just read the whole story over at SIYE, and let me tell you what I'm sure you've already heard from other fans -- it was brilliant! Generally I'm not big on fate and destiny, but Ginny and Harry were clearly made for each other (James and Lily too!) and you did a really good job of capturing that.
As I think I told you in my last review, I really like the idea of James, Lily, Sirius and Dumbledore all watching Harry and helping him realize what a git he was being when he broke up with Ginny. It really was a good, original idea. I also liked it when you referred to them as "Harry's three parents and mentor" -- Sirius was really like a third parent to Harry.
And of course, I liked the constant references to the title and how no one stood a chance :) It really tied the story together very well, and made for a tidy ending. Quite simply, I commend you for an excellent job on your first fanfic!
Author's Response: Hi Maggie, As you well know, having been on the receiving end of wonderful reviews so often, I greatly appreciate your very kind words! You picked up what I tried to accomplish with the story, including using the title as a thread that connected the various parts. I also really appreciate you making the effort to find the story. Safe to say, you\'re comments make me feel \"brilliant!\" Much thanks, Jim
Summary: Will Harry and Ginny ever have a moment alone without being interrupted by Snape, Hermione or a certain red-haired, overprotective older brother? A HBP missing moment.
That was sweet! There was so little Harry/Ginny romance actually written in the sixth book, so this was a nice addition :) Excellent writing, as well.
Author's Response: Thankyou very much x
Summary: "My name is Tessa. Just Tessa. Granger, if you must, but even that is sometimes forgotten."
Fall into the broken world of Tessa, the lonely daughter of Hermione Granger. In a world where Voldemort reigns and all hope is lost, it will take more than a loophole in Dumbledore's plan to save the wizarding world once more.
Chapter 2 is finally up!
Warnings: Mentions of violence, suicide attempts, self-injury, and other sensitive topics.
Your summary caught my eye and I just had to see if it was worth reading . . . it certainly was! It's a great idea and your write very well; I can't wait to read more and find out what happens and what has happened!
Author's Response: Thanks, it\'s good to know the summary caught your attention, because I usually worry about that the most.
All is not well.
George uses work and Firewhisky to cope with Fred's death until a drink with a friend leads to something that dulls pain better than alcohol. Emotionally torn by grief, he struggles to allow Alicia into his life...and then comes baby....
*Winner of the 2008 Quicksilver Quill Award for Best Dark/Angsty Story*
really, really liked this chapter. Thanks for letting me know about the update by the way -- I hadn't even known the last chapter was up, and it was a pleasant surprise to find out and get to read them both. I like how you have the dream on Alicia's mind, and use it to show how George is slowly progressing away from it. It makes me smile.
In the last chapter I liked how you resolved the issue with Oliver, and kudos to making the scene tug on my heartstrings, while also adding in Fred's talk of cheese and whine; that was a nice touch :) On a lighter note, I also really liked a lot of the witty one-liners from this chapter, such as "You look so manly, if I wasn't pregnant already, I'd get pregnant tonight." I really liked that!
Great job, and I look forward to another update.
Thank you for coming to read! I'm always paranoid about email alerts, thinking they're not going out. (I'd also rather believe no one knows that a chapter posted than they didn't care....sniff...lol)
Yay for you smiling....you've made me smile from ear to ear with the things you like!
Wow! I never know when this is updated -- but it's always fun to get to read multiple chapters at once! As I've said before, I love how this is progressing. I really like all the romance between George and Alicia -- I myself am not very good at writing fluff for extended periods of time, but I certainly like to read healthy doses of it from others! At the same time, I enjoy that you still have George recovering.
I liked that baby Louis had "pink" hair -- it was funny and a good way to relieve the tension. I can imagine that George is going to be a very good dad ;) I wish I could comment on more, but honestly I liked everything. As I've said before, I think you really have the various characters in-character, which is always important.
Also -- a little Dave Matthews -- always a nice touch! That's my favorite song from them, in fact. Great couple of chapters since I last reviewed; I can't wait to read more!
Thank you for liking romance! Dark and Angst are together, so I hope no one's disappointed to read and discover it's Angst/Romance instead of a Dark!George fic. :D I think mixing fluff in with humor and sadness works best...keeps it from giving readers stomachaches, or putting them into diabetic comas. You can't review if you're in hospital! ;)
George will be a good dad. He just doesn't know it yet.
I'm glad you like the musical touch. Next chapter put John Mayer to mind, and the one after that Santana, and after that, The Cure. Who know, by the time the story's done I might burn a CD and call it the For Bitter or for Worse Soundtrack, LOL.
I don't even know where to start. I've been so busy lately with real life that when I get chances to read some good fanfiction, I want it to truly be good fanfiction -- I certainly wasn't disappointed by this! I wish I'd been a better person and reviewed on every chapter, but I was so eager to get onto to the next chapter that I couldn't stop for a review!
I'll have to say it all now: first off, I love how you portray all the characters. From minor to major, I never think you're out of character. And I think you manage to capture how people in their situations would really act, most especially Fred and Alicia. Second, I really like the mixture of angst and fluff; it's realistic and it makes for a great read! And of course, third, I love how even in death, Fred isn't gone -- having George hear his voice adds something to the story, in addition to being realistic. Whew, I cannot say enough good about this story.
Tackling what George must have felt after Fred's death and how he recovers is a big job, and with this fic you're certainly doing well! I eagerly look forward to more, and I can't wait to see how everything turns out with Oliver and with the baby :)
*hums Matchbox Twenty* I wish the real world would just quit hassling Maggie! :D
Maybe some people wouldn't consider having a deceased twin's memory become the little voice of reason...or something like it....mentally healthy, but when Jo said George never really got over Fred, I thought that was the healthiest way for that to happen!
Thank you for the encouragement, and for reading when you got the chance! :)
Summary: The end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - from Ginny's POV
Excellent! This is the first fic I've read with a POV of the ending from another character, and it was fantastic. You write very well, and I loved getting to hear from Ginny. Kudos!