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I'm a Harry Potter obsessed person who has Hermione's hair as well as her general lack of interest in appearance. My favorite category on Mugglenet is Romance, specifically Remus/Tonks (a ship that I support in canon) and Snape/Hermione (though I ship Ron/Hermione -- albeit somewhat incredulously, because I don't know what Hermione sees in Ron -- in the books, I prefer to read S/H fanfics).
It sounds unoriginal, but I also love musicals. The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Hairspray, Camelot, etc...good stuff! And the Beatles. My love of the Beatles supports the theory that the British are better musicians and writers than we residents of the U.S. Sad, but...there you are.
For S/H shippers: If you want to read an AMAZING Snape/Hermione & others fanfic, go check out His Draught of Delicate Poison by Subversa. It really is intriguing as well as chock-full of romance. Don't be put off by Hermione/Snape if you don't ship them, as there's plenty more to the story and Subversa pulls it off spendidly.
For T/L or R/T or whatever shippers: For a great Tonks/Lupin one-shot, go to The Moment on my favorites list. It really is the best one-shot T/L fanfic that I've read.
Please read my little one-shot...I'm working on about ten thousand better ones, but I'd appreciate reads/reviews in the meantime. =)
That's all...read & review, I beseech thee! Thanks!
Summary: The War is over, but Remus finds himself fighting a new battle of body and heart. RLNT (One-shot)
Good! I've never read one with an idea of afterlife.
Author's Response: I enjoy trying to write stories from a bit of a different angle. This one is special because it\'s not exactly a happy story...
Summary: Remus Lupin has a lot on his plate and is feeling lonely and confused. He pays a visit to the Weasleys to try to get his priorities in order. Will talking out his issues help him, or hurt him? And how will he deal with an unexpected visitor? An HBP missing moment.
When Remus was outside, still near the door, he was sure he heard an outburst of sobs. He felt a pang of guilt inside and said with resignation to himself, “I’ve done it again.”
Summary: “Behind every great man stands a great woman.” But what happens when the roles change? What is life like to a man who must live in the shadow of his wife? A wife who is neither great nor good, but wicked and cruel, and who only exists to serve her master… One-shot, written pre-HBP.
Very good, thanks for a good story. I like how Tonks saves Lupin and manages to talk him out of his somewhat suicidal thoughts.
Summary: Maybe the times were a little grim, with Voldemort on the rise, but that didn't mean they had to be entirely bereft of Christmas cheer, Tonks reasoned to herself. A Christmas exchange that would grow into something more. Set in the Christmas of Harry's 5th year. Response to Winter Snows Challenge #5 (Secret Gifts) by Moony of Ravenclaw House. Potential OotP/HBP Spoilers. Part 1 of the "I Should Tell You" series.
This was great! Very canon (which is nice, as so many fics go so OOC) while still managing to make it romantic. =)
Author's Response: I try as hard as I can to be a stickler for canon. I don\'t remember what anymore, but there was something in this story that made me worry a lot about the canon-ness of this story. I think it was the backyard. And romance. *sigh* I live vicariously through my characters, I won\'t lie. Wish this sort of stuff happened in real life. Ahh, well. Thanks very much for your review!
Summary: Answer to challenge #5 by Nieriel Phoenix of Hufflepuff house.
Christmas eve is aproaching, and Tonks and Lupin are getting ready. Parties are arranged, presents bought and made...but which is the best present of all?????
Takes place during HBP. Tonks and Lupin's relationship and the Weasleys' Christmas party are altered.
That was good! Yay for Lupin/Tonks! Good job! =)
Write more! Enough said =)
Summary: When Lily signs up for private flying lessons, she expects to be taught by her best friend. Instead, she gets assigned James Potter as her private instructor. Can they stop arguing for an hour so Lily can learn how to fly? Everyone deserves a chance to fly, but can Lily conquer her fear of heights and learn how to soar? Most importantly, can she learn how to love the man she least expected to? One-shot songfic to "Defying Gravity" from Wicked
I love Wicked and I love Harry Potter! Thank you for bringing the two together for me! You're wonderful! (pun intended)
Author's Response: Lol... I was just listening to that song. Thanks so much! I think everyone loves them both, and it just seemed nessecary to put them together. Thanks anyway!
Ahh! What happened?!?!
Summary: Fourteen months after leaving Hogwarts, Sirius takes it upon himself as a seasoned veteran of love to educate a "naďve" Remus on the dark, inner workings of the female mind when the former receives a letter from a girlfriend demanding his time. Pointless, yes, but Erik enjoys procrastinating.
Very, very good! Too short, but a great one-shot.
I read "The Phantom of the Opera" for school...I thought that giving the phantom a name was a little weird, but whatever, Gaston Leroux. Nice name, Erik.
Originally for a challenge...
Wow...that's really powerful. First rate job!
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m glad it was effective.
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.
Thank you for the chapter that I've been waiting for ever since I finished the last one! I really look forward to updates and I love reading this story. You're a wonderful writer. =)
Another wonderful chapter! Thank you for this amazing story.
Thank you for another long-awaited chapter! I was so sad and yet happy to read the line “I am growing inordinately fond of those slippers, but please don’t let them be the last thing I see before I die.” Poor Lucius! Poor Snape! =( Great story! =)
Thank you so much for writing this absolutely wonderful story! I've enjoyed reading it for who knows how long- I started reading when Chapter 7 came out and I've been loving it ever since.
Also, thank you for making this 3rd-5th years instead of 6th-7th or Professors. It's really great for your marvelous writing to be available to more people.
Author's Response: Fading, what a lovely review. Yes, I was determined, after this story won the Multifaceted Award for best PG-13 rated story that I would keep it in that rating. I am so glad you loved the story so much. Bless you.
I saw that a new chapter had been added last night, but it was too late to read it. I've just had a rough day- the prospect of reading a new chapter has helped keep me sane today. Thanks!
I'm so glad to see another installment...another beyond-wonderful chapter! Please write more!
Author's Response: Am writing more as we speak -- thank you for the note!
Thank you for a wonderful pair of chapters! Yay for Snape! =)
Summary: Lily and James Potter live in a world of fear. There is no laughter and no joy. As death knocks at their door, can they convince themselves they belong together and will be together eternally? Or will they die in lonliness and fear? Songfic to "Somewhere" from West Side Story.
Another good one! =)
Author's Response: Thanks again!
Summary: Remus's "later." After the hospital wing scene in HBP, Remus and Tonks figure out what's going on.
I really loved this one! Perfect length, perfect characterization, perfect everything! I commend you for this story and I thank you for giving it to we Mugglenetters.