Penname: Igo Retla [Contact]
Real name: Jeff
Member Since: 08/09/06
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All right, just for the fun of it, here is a little bit about me. Yes, I write HP stories. I do this as a bit of a break while I work on my own fiction. Yes, I think that J.K. Rowling rocks! To put it mildly. And thank you, Ms. Rowling, for letting me play with you toys!

Actually, I don't write YA on my own, which is part of what makes this so fun. It's a diversion, when I don't have to worry about what my characters are doing. Need a cure for writer's block? Borrow some vividly created characters, and plot with plenty of room for footwark!

In my spare time, I'm a starving artist. Once upon a time I ran, played basketball and tennis, and generally had a life. Oh, to have dreams! No, I'm not married, nor do I have any kids. Speaking of elusive dreams...ah well.

Thanks for dropping by, and my best wishes!

LOL! This explains a lot!:

You scored as Sirius. You are most like Sirius! You are generally nice and loyal to those you love.

Sirius 92%
Hermione 58%
Harry 58%
You-Know-Who 33%
Ron 25%

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Never Invisible To Me by Merlani
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 221]

Summary: After the death of Sirius, Harry realizes that not everything is as it seemed. The Trio grow tighter, and learn that there is more to their frienship than anyone knew. A secret of their own making will separate them from those they love, but the final battle will not belong to them alone. Will Harry be able to prepare himself for the inevitable, and continue to expand on his various relationships?

Categories: Various Pairings Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 160946 Chapters: 29 Completed: No
Published:
03/08/05 Updated: 09/21/06


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/24/06 Title: Chapter 3: Griphook

You are really creative in your ideas. I'm really looking forward to proceeding. Yes, i ralize this was pre HBP--but you ahd me worried for a minute with hermione in a towel!!!

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/24/06 Title: Chapter 5: The Woes of George Weasley

LOL! And here I thought you were going to make Luna a half-house eelf...after the "protuberant eyes'!

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/25/06 Title: Chapter 24: Shatter

Now, you can't have a perfectly good cliffhanger, then spoil it in the last sentence. ;)

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/25/06 Title: Chapter 25: A Gift to The Future

I realized how much I was emotionally engaged in this story (it's so OOC it's taken on a life of it's own), when I read this sentence: "Well, she was the head of Gryffindor for a reason." --and started to cry. I know it was supposed to be funny, but it was such a poignant and penetrating observation as well. Thanks

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/24/06 Title: Chapter 8: Explosive Reunion

*personal effects* :)

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/25/06 Title: Chapter 27: A Little Bit of Ron


A/N: I forshadowed the situation Ron and Hermione are in. Did anyone picked up on that?

Ages ago I knew that Mione was preggers. ;)

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/25/06 Title: Chapter 29: Strategy

I'm not terribly okay with the irresponsibele sex (resulting in a pregnancy), but I like your story. Thank you.

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/24/06 Title: Chapter 12: The Experiment

Why, exactly, is everyone overreacting to Ron saying that Luna was "weird"? She was acting weird, and he just didn't understand what the difference was. Was that really worth George hurting him with a Bludger, or Ginny having a screaming fit? It was Luna's choice to use such a defense mechanism, after all.

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/24/06 Title: Chapter 16: Numbers

So how long before we get to see secret agent Percy? Or will it just be his child?

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/24/06 Title: Chapter 18: Suffering Again

Neville time, of course.

 

The Young and the Wizardly by Moon110581
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 189]

Summary: Join in the twisted fun and scandal with this Harry Potter Soap Opera!. ***Thank You to My Wonderful Helper, Black Ink!***

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Slash

Word count: 22906 Chapters: 11 Completed: No
Published:
06/04/05 Updated: 04/30/07


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 10/22/06 Title: Chapter 9: Handling Problems

Persephone, the Health Instructor, had potions ingredients?

I'm still shaking my head over this story, but I'm curious to see where you're going.

Author's Response: ok, i think i\'ll take that as a compliment lol

 

Summary: James Potter and Lily Evans weren't exactly buddies at first sight. They began virtually as enemies. Gradually, however, they came to respect each other and like each other at Hogwarts. Somehow, that like turned to an eternal love.





Described through the memories of all who knew them, this is the story that follows them through the seven years in Hogwarts, as their rocky relationship develops into a bond that becomes the envy everyone. This is the story that describes the difficulties that they encounter during the terrible years of You-Know-Who's reign. This is the story of the parents of The Boy who Lived. This is the story of the love between Lily Evans and James Potter.





Chapter Five (Friends?) posted - Lily walks into the world she never knew.


Sorry for the (very long) delay.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 9306 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
Published:
08/04/05 Updated: 06/24/06


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 10/01/06 Title: Chapter 2: James And Sirius

So...they're all ten?

 

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Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: None

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


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 11/06/06 Title: None

I still don't understand why Abigail is so extremely upset that Harry is mad at her. She'd have to be more fragile inside than Hermione--which is saying an awful lot.

Author's Response: Igo Retla, you\'ve hit the jackpot about Abigail. Thanks for your review! (:

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 10/22/06 Title: None

I'm a little confused. If Rowena is so intelligent, so clever, why is she making such blatant mistakes?

And hey, I don't agree about the mirror (if it's Erised), but it's your story. Have fun!

Otherwise, I'm enjoying the story. Thanks!

Author's Response: I would say that even anger can blind people to they point that they would make \"such blatant mistakes\". And about the mirror... you\'re really smart and observant. (: Thanks for your review!

 

In Nomine Amoris by suckr4romance
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 290]

Summary: A Book Seven fan fiction. Harry Potter embarks on his journey after completing some unfinished business, and receives some unexpected help from an old mentor. Disembodied Voices, Unrequited Love, a Missing Person, a Lovely Wedding, and a Secret Room. Many surprises and unexpected twists lie ahead... Debts are repaid. Revenge transpires. Emotions run high. The hunt is on.





'In Nomine Amoris' is Latin for 'In the Name of Love.'









Follows Post-HBP canon.









Nominated for the Quick Silver Quills: Best General Fiction

Discontinued.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 58839 Chapters: 28 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/12/05 Updated: 07/02/07


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 10/01/06 Title: Chapter 22: Hope, Peace, and Dreams

I like the way that you're shaping this, but I wish that Harry had spent a bit more time at his parent's graves, drawn a bit more meaning from it. It was the anniversary, after all.

A little typo, "placed" : How the charm had been place in his pocket was beyond Harry.

Author's Response: Yeah, I realized my typo after I\'d already sent it in. Whenever I do my next comb-through of the grammar in this fic, I\'ll be sure to change that, along with other things. Once Harry got to his parents\' graves, I was unsure of how far to go with it, without it becoming too...I don\'t know the words for what I want to say. It was a decision I made, maybe too hastily, but I feel that what\'s done is done. I don\'t intend to go back and write more about it. I\'ve got more Horcruxes to track down, now (though I will divulge that I know exactly where Harry will find each one)! Thanks for your review! --Christine

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 07/02/07 Title: Chapter 28: For the First Time

Love it. You've actually made Albanis interesting. :D

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 07/02/07 Title: Chapter 27: Christmas at the Burrow

Still going strong...

 

Summary:

After his hardest year so far, Harry Potter returns to his aunt and uncles house for the last time. But what happens when the protection Dumbledore placed over Harrys relatives home, ends?

Join Harry as he goes on the search for the remaining Horcruxes. What surprises will he come across along the way? Will he find all of them in time? Will he bring an end to the Dark Lord? Will he escape with even his life?




Go check out a spin-off to this story - "How Long?"


Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 60527 Chapters: 13 Completed: No
Published:
02/28/06 Updated: 06/21/07


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 12/07/06 Title: Chapter 10: So Long and Good Luck

This story got so much better written as it progressed. Congratulations, and thanks!

Author's Response: Thank you! I really have learned so much while writing this story. I can\'t look at the first chapter without cringing. Thank you! Lisa xxx

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 03/02/07 Title: Chapter 12: Inheritance

Thjanks!!! Now I'm going to want to know what's in the box. I feel like a cat! The D.A. Back? Nice move...but I think that Minerva might have referred to it as "Dumbledore's Army", or, "the organization known as..."

I'm really looking forward to the next chapter!

Author's Response: LOL, you will find out in the next chapter! You\'ll just have to wait until then :D Ahh, it seems you can characterise MM better than I can - I totally agree now you say that. I will change it ASAP - Thanks! Lisa xxx

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 06/21/07 Title: Chapter 13: Confessions and Combat Duelling

I see why you apologized for how it ended. :D

Are you going to be able to finish before DH?

As always, you make the characters come alive.

Oh...and you have a typo:

"...of a bight yellow spell"

Thanks-I'll reread later!

Author's Response: hehe. I thought you should have some warning! And no, I don\'t think this is going to be finished before DH, though I do have a full plan finished so I can\'t be accused of plagerism if something, amazingly, is similar to the real book 7. Welcome to the world of Alternate Universe! Thank you! Lisa xxx

 
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