Penname: Aldebaran [Contact]
Real name: Marta
Member Since: 07/11/06
Beta-reader: 1
Status: Member
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 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!
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Summary: Just a parody I wrote for Junior English... it's all in good fun, I don't mean to offend any die-hard fans. I got an A+, hope you like it as much as my English Teacher ;)

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1931 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
07/24/05 Updated: 07/24/05

Reviewer: Aldebaran Signed
Date: 07/11/06 Title: Chapter 1: (none)

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!


Because of the Dark Room by unperfectwolf
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: Colin Creevey/Draco Malfoy || "He didn't know when, exactly, he took his first picture of Draco Malfoy. It had been in his first year, and it must have been when Draco and Harry were doing one of their show downs. Draco was sneering, his face not so beautiful with that expression, but it didn't matter. It was instantly one of Colin's favorites."

Categories: Same-Sex Pairings Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3962 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
07/27/05 Updated: 07/27/05

Reviewer: Aldebaran Signed
Date: 08/28/06 Title: Chapter 1: one-shot

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!


Narcissa's Sacrifice by bittersweet_lullaby
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: The Dark Lord has a plan to kill Harry Potter once and for all, but he will need something done first, and he wants Narcissa to do it. But when the time comes that she has to complete her mission, will she be able to sacrifice something she loves to help her master, or will she turn back?

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 1524 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
03/15/06 Updated: 03/15/06

Reviewer: Aldebaran Signed
Date: 08/10/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

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*


It Matches Your Eyes by bittersweet_lullaby
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 38]

Summary: I met her on the train ride to Hogwarts. We both got sorted into Hufflepuff, we take all the same classes, and we're best friends. But I've started to feel a little more for Hannah Abbott.

Two friends, both female. One life-changing infatuation that quickly turns to the greatest thing in the world: love. Susan Bones reflects on her life and explores the what-ifs of her relationship with Hannah Abbott.

Categories: Femmeslash Genre: Warnings: Slash

Word count: 1270 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
06/07/06 Updated: 06/08/06

Reviewer: Aldebaran Signed
Date: 08/10/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

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*


Destruction Where You Stand by auberus
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 89]

31 October 1981. Instead of going to Azkaban, Sirius Black goes on the run, determined to catch the traitorous Peter Pettigrew even as post-war violence tears through the wizarding world. Meanwhile, Remus Lupin and a handful of others work desparately to clear Sirius' name, and to find him.

After all, they are not the only ones seeking Sirius Black. The Ministry of Magic has set the Dementors on his trail, and they have been given permission to administer the Kiss the instant he is caught. The remnants of the Death Eaters are pursuing him as well, in hopes that he will lead them to Pettigrew, whom they blame for Voldemort's defeat. (SB/RL slash)

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Slash, Violence

Word count: 39854 Chapters: 17 Completed: No
06/22/06 Updated: 12/12/07

Reviewer: Aldebaran Signed
Date: 07/11/06 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Four: Of Storms Too Hot For Keeping

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!


His Hero by Witch Writer
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: James has never felt so miserable in his entire life. The man that he looked up to the most, his hero, is gone forever. Worse than that, the way it had happened left so many unanswered questions. But when his best friend comes to comfort him, he learns a little more about himself and the real meaning of 'hero'.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 1175 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
07/07/06 Updated: 07/10/06

Reviewer: Aldebaran Signed
Date: 07/11/06 Title: Chapter 1: His Hero

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!


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Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 0 Chapters: 0 Completed: No
12/31/69 Updated: 12/31/69

Reviewer: Aldebaran Signed
Date: 08/08/06 Title: None

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 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.

Reviewer: Aldebaran Signed
Date: 07/11/06 Title: None

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.


Transparent by Argelfraster
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: A few years after Hogwarts is closed down, Moaning Myrtle is moping around in the bathroom when she has an unexpected visitor... Myrtle/Cedric pairing.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2572 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
07/27/06 Updated: 01/17/07

Reviewer: Aldebaran Signed
Date: 10/14/06 Title: Chapter 1: Cedric Haunts

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!

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