I am a 29 year old registered nurse living in Dallas, TX. I discovered the Harry Potter world when OotP was published and tried my hand at fanfiction a few months later with Harry Potter and the French Blue. Your kind reviews kept me sane during what could only be described as the most hellish semester of nursing school any group of instructors could possibly dream up, and for that I am very grateful.
"Love is unexplainable. There are no words for it. You can’t express why you feel so. It just happens," James said. "“Don’t you think that if I had the choice I would have chosen to love someone who didn’t hate me in return?”
“No,” Sirius said simply.
“You’re right.” James said, sighing. “I’m so screwed up, Padfoot.”
The drama-filled romantic tale of Lily and James's mysterious but unfortunate tale. It started with love and ended with death. It makes you wonder about the things they tried to live for. Pre-HBP
Hang on...how did James, Lily and Sirius get out of the ring of fire with the snakes?
Good chapter though.
Author's Response: Dumbledore came and saved them, of course! I just didn't feel it all too important to write that as I thought it was inevitable
Summary: Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny have spent the better part of their sixth year advancing their knowledge of witchcraft and wizardry in the hope of vanquishing Lord Voldemort when the time comes. But now it's time for a break. Can the trio just have fun, or must Harry carry his secret on his back until the Prophecy is satisfied? Will Harry's longing to see Sirius again be fulfilled? Read and See . . . .
This is an awesome story! I can't wait to see what happens next!
Very riveting. Fascinating chapter!
I've seen that pattern with my fanfic too. I read your first chapter again and it looks fine to me. All first chapters have to have some background setup in them to make the story work and I think you have a good balance between setup and plot advancement. Don't get discouraged--Ms. Rowling herself said the first chapter of SS/PS wasn't the most popular thing she had written. You're doing great!
Summary: After Sirius' death Harry is in his own private world of misery, but with Ginny's love and a plan to bring together his best friends, he is brought back to reality with much more than he expected...
I like the slow approach you're taking with their relationship--so often the romance moves so fast it's unrealistic. Will Dean be in the picture at all? Keep up the good work!
Same here. I thought the cliffhanger was rather amusing. At least this visit to the zoo won't be that bad.
Author's Response: Thanks and you all seem to think the zoo will be fun...why is that?
Summary: Harry comes back from serving detention with Ron and finds Ginny and Dean in a rather compromising position. A strange and confusing set of new feelings erupts... like wanting to punch Dean Thomas senseless. But what's confusing Harry most of all is that Ginny no longer seems to be just Ron's little sister... she's a beautiful girl, standing right under his nose-- exactly where he hadn't been looking.
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When I was reading HBP and saw the scene where Harry discovered his feelings for Ginny, I immediately thought of your story here. Kudos to you for coming closest to the real thing!
Fantastic story! I'm really looking forward to finding out what happens next! One little thing though; in this chapter you have Malfoy as the Ravenclaw captain. I'm sure it's no big deal...but if you revise that, I hope you keep Ravenclaw as the opposing team. Having Gryffindor lose to Ravenclaw is a lot easier to handle than having them lose to Slytherin ;-)...
I look forward to your next update!
Author's Response: I do?? I completely missed that! God, that's awful! Of COURSE they didn't lose to Slytherin. Better change that...
That was cute! I can't wait to see more!
Author's Response: Thanks!
Summary: Voldemort attacks the Potters, James and Lily try to protect their beloved baby boy. Then suddenly they're in a house they do not know. Harry isn't with them and they don't know what happened. Where are they? And who are the redhead children running down the stairs? Why have they been sent?
The story is placed in the future, years after Voldemort's death, but danger is still lurking.
Features Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione.
Joint winner in the genfic category of the Multifaceted Fanfiction Awards
I just realized that this story has been sitting in my favorites for months and I never reviewed. This is an excellent story, very well written. I know this will sound like an odd compliment, but you showed remarkable restraint while writing. There were so many times during your story when James and Lily would discover something and, my hindsight being 20/20, I'd automatically assume they knew the rest of the story. For example, when they heard Sirius escaped from Azkaban, I immediately thought of how impressive that feat was; it didn't immediately occur to me that James didn't know Sirius was in Azkaban in the first place. And they wouldn't automatically assume that Peter betrayed them on purpose, would they?
Again, excellent work.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I\'m so glad you enjoyed the story and that you like my style of writing. It\'s always rewarding to get such a nice and well thought out review. :D
Summary: My vision of the final battle and beyond.
Warning Character Death.
That...that was incredible. I don't think I've ever read anything quite like that. Strong work!
Author's Response: Thank you i really appreciate it.
How far will a person go in the pursuit of true love, a person who is not the lucky chosen few…
Part 2 of MY GUARDIAN ANGEL series:
1.My Guardian Angel 2.When I See Only You 3.The Boy Next Door
OK now, this story is just begging for a sequel. I have to admit I actually felt a little sorry for Aria, what with the psychosis she's obviously suffering from, but the moment she took away Harry's memories I lost all sympathy for her. Harry and Ginny need the chance to get back together again. Excellent story.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. As Aria said, it was okay when it was never had but once you tasted true love you'll never want to go back and live without it. Do you really want another sequel? Afterall, this story is a sequel to "My Guardian Angel."
I'd like to take a moment to defend Harry here. Granted, he shouldn't have been alone with Aria like that, but this whole thing looks suspiciously like a date rape to me. He was drinking butterbeer that had strange addicting effects on him, I'm wondering what that incense was that was burning, and despite all that he was repeatedly saying "no" and she ignored him. Plus, there seemed to be signs all through the semester that she was playing with his head, which could explain why he felt so drawn to her. Aria should have known better; she was his teacher for goodness sake! That said, I'm having a hard time getting mad at Harry right now because he is a victim here too.
Author's Response: This issue is still up in the air. Was she in his head or not that night? What was the deal with the beer, the incense, the music, the butterflies, the dancing? Why did he pull her towards him after the dance, but couldn't push her away? Instead he was using only his words to push her away and not his arms. Thanks for reading the story and reviewing. Please keep your questions coming.
As an artist, I am...rather intrigued by your story. Normally I would cringe at an AU fanfic, but I'm curious to see where you are planning to take this. I look forward to your next post.
Author's Response: I know this is an AU but i'm glad your curious enough to read my story and review!
Summary: The heartfelt sequel to Lily and James: Their Story of Love. Catch My Fall takes you from Lily and James' newfound adulthood to that tragic Halloween night in Godric's Hollow. Pre-HBP
You know, I was really hoping Remus and Katy would just break up and she could keep on living after the story; it certainly looked like they were on that road. Ah well. I guess it was inevitable with all the times Katy has flirted with danger; plus there would always be the chance they would make up (I'd think they would've after James and Lily died, at least). Poor Remus though! I look forward to your next update.
Summary: It's my revenge. My one small revenge for this thing that the wizarding world has made me into. I'll play this part; for all of Dumbledore's prattle about choices, it doesn't look like I've got one. Choices are for people, I guess.
I think that about sums up Harry in a nutshell. Strong work!
Well, I have to admit I was expecting a little more to the story--a little more conversation, a kiss--maybe even a bit of an argument when they first saw each other. I also got a little worried when you said it was a full moon; I'd have thought Remus would have been lurking around somewhere. Despite that though, I thought this was a well-written piece and I did like it. Good work!
Author's Response: Thanx, that's really really good advice, very helpful. And thanx for telling it to me instead of yelling it in my face : )
Summary: Snape has some unfinished business with Dumbledore.
Submitted by lunafish of Ravenclaw in response to the extra credit challenge "Letters to Heaven." Posted before DH.
Wow. That was...wow. I think you captured Snape's thoughts perfectly. Excellent work!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Hi everyone just to say this story is finished, there will not be any more chapters. Sorry if that wasn't clear beforeb>
Harry and Ginny are married, with a seven-year old daughter. As Ginny finds out she is pregnant with her second child, memories come back to her, good and bad. The war is over, and everyone feels safe. Shouldn’t they? Strange things are happening, mysterious plots are being formed, putting Harry and his loved ones in danger. Everyone knows he will do anything for the people he loves…Especially Ginny.
Actually, you're the one author in my list of favorites that actually updates regularly, something I really appreciate. Very exciting battle scene; I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! I can't wait until your next update!
Author's Response: Thank you! I try to update quickly, but sometimes some chapters take longer....which is annoying for me too! I\'m glad you liked this chapter!!
Summary: There's no better Christmas gift than a first kiss. A special Ron/Hermione Christmas one-shot to keep you warm - no misteltoe required. Special Christmas Update 12/25/05: "Ron's Secret" - a special illustration by yours truly!
Very sweet. I was curious; is the Santa Claus story an actual fairy tale or did you make it up? Either way, I really liked your story.
Author's Response: Thanks Berylla :). As I mentioned in the Author's Note, the Magic Pomegranate Tree is originally from The Santa Claus Book - clicking on the link will bring you straight to its Amazon.com page if you're interested in finding out more about it. The one thing I will say is that I've paraphrased and changed it a bit to fit with the Harry Potter universe a bit better. Thank you so much for reviewing :)