Hello everyone! I'm Aldebaran, or Marta, and I'm a Portuguese teenage girl completely in love with fairly anything fantasy, such as: Harry Potter, the Inheritance Trilogy, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Chronicles of Narnia, Shadowland, Children of the Lamp, and anything Terry Pratchett and Bernand Cornwell...
I love horse-back riding, reading and writing, drawing, listening to music... Speaking of music, I prefer the Goth Metal - Rock - Grunge - British Pop type, such as: Dream Theater, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nightwish, Sonata Artica, etc...
I speak Portuguese as a first language, but also speak fluent English, Spanish, French, and I know the basics of German. With basics I mean... I know the numbers and I know some sentences that would get me out of trouble in Germany. :-P
I've joined this website because for a while I have been writing Harry Potter fan fiction, and finally I have felt that I have become good enough to post it online! All criticism is very appreciated: I'm always glad to have help to improve my writing.
I'm new to this website, but I have good experience in writing and I have been a part of fanfiction.shurtugal.com for a while, which gives me the habilities to become a beta reader. I'd be glad to help you out with your stories, and if you are interested do contact me by e-mail!
I do hope that when my story/stories are posted you'll take a look! Thanks for reading!
LOL!! This story is completely and UTTERLY brilliant! I love it! It's an undiscussable 10/10! Doofusdoorknob was a perfect parody of Dumbledore, and Hermione getting an increasingly ridiculously long name as the story passes is hilarious! I thought I was going to have to run to the bathroom in certain parts! You're brilliant!
Lovely... I really really like it, and it's going on my favourites. I love the way Draco and Colin first kissed, it was just beautiful, and I think that this, although verrrrry unlikely, is a fun pairing that I enjoyed reading about. Great job!
Whoa! I finished reading your featured story and then stopped by to check out your other one-shorts... worth it! Once again, it's really the simplicity rather than the overdoing of the descriptions that feels so passionate. I love it! It's clear and just... marvellous.
Author's Response: *beams* Thank you so much! *puts your review on her bulliten board* Marvellous! Someone thinks my writing is marvellous. *beams again*
A wonderful one-shot... Such simplicity in the words and a slightly unsatisfying ending... It's a bit... well, bittersweet! I love the way Hannah suddenly gets more developed then in the books, at first I didn't even realize what it was that made this story so different. I like the unlikeliness of it... The impossibility... It's a total 10/10!
Author's Response: Ah, thank you so much! I love reviews like this. I\'m glad you like it! :) *hangs the new ten on the wall next to the others*
I completely adore this story. It's told in a very observative way. I like how it is told in the Present at all times, which keeps the reader involved into the story. I'm also very fond of the narrating fashion: how it changes the narrating depending on whom this part of the story of focused on: for example, when the object of the story of Moody, you use words sure as 'lad', whilst when it is Sirius you use expressions as 'damn right'... I don't know if you did it on purpose, but I must tell you that this is an hability that you should develope on! You have a very unique style of writing. I've added this story to my favourites, and I will be eagerly waiting for updates! Keep up the great work!
Author's Response: thank you so very much for the kind words. this story is very much my baby, so it\'s good to know that things are working out properly. am taking your review off to gloat over now. thank you!
Aww, that was such a sweet story! I thoroughly enjoyed it: the soft descriptions, the visual effects, the sounds and the voices, the teenage feel of the whole thing. Even what they said was appropriate for their age and for their state of mind. I loved it!
Great updates! I'm curious now to find out whether the story follows Harry and Hermione at Grimmauld Place or Kirsten and Ron at Hogwarts. I do hope it's some sort of mix. I will be, as usual, waiting for an update! 10/10!
Author's Response: The next chapter\'s primarily going to be Hermione and Harry\'s family at Grimmauld Place, but I fully expect the whole story to be about half and half. I don\'t feel like I write children particularly well, but I like the idea of Harry Potter\'s kid being just as popular as he was in school. By the way, if you\'re interested, I also post things at www.perfectfanfiction.com as Ravenwood. This story is not up on that site, but I post other stuff there because MuggleNet tends to take so long to get things through. The stuff you\'ll find over at Perfect Fan Fiction are one-shots, most of them intended to be part of a series. Anyway, I\'m glad you\'re enjoying this. Chapter 5 is currently in the works.
This is my first day on the site, but I have ran through a whole lot of stories, and this is one of the best! It earns an imediate place on my favourites, and you're bloody sure to have me staring at the screen every day for updates! 10/10!
Author's Response: Thanks a lot! I enjoyed writing this one. I should have the next chapter done in a few days (add a week to that for validation). Thanks for reading.
OMG Mindy! That's a great pairing. I read the summary and the first thing that struck me was that I would like this. I loved Cedric and wept when he died, so it's good to see that he and Myrtle (whom in the Portuguese translation had my name and was therefore loved by me) are actually happy. A total 10/10. I loved the part where she says that he has a nice chest and "he too turned silver". Just perfect.
Author's Response: Haha! Thanks! Yes, Myrtle\'s little slip of the tongue... \"You have a very nice chest...\" heh. Thanks for reviewing, Marta!