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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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Summary: Four days after deserting the Death Eaters, Regulus Black meets up with old friends from Hogwarts. He thinks they're exchanging pure and simple truths, but the the pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple...

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Substance Abuse

Word count: 1284 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/25/06 Updated: 09/30/06


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 10/01/06 Title: Chapter 1: Lies

So, um...why didn't he hex them when they were changing?

Author's Response: He was terrified and very surprised. I don\'t know, Regulus seems to me very much like Draco and he would be much too scared in that situation. :) Thank you for reviewing.

 

A Stolen Past by nuw255
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 428]

Summary: Past Featured StoryFifteen-year-old Harry Potter wakes up in his cupboard under the stairs at number four, Privet Drive with no memory of the past five years of his life. What happened to his memory? What do his strange dreams mean? And most importantly, how will he survive in a school for incurably criminal boys?


This is primarily a mystery, with a bit of shippiness thrown in here and there. Of course, if I told you WHO is involved in the shippiness, that would ruin part of the mystery, wouldn’t it?


This story takes place immediately after OotP (and thus disregards HBP).




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

Word count: 61496 Chapters: 18 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/06/06 Updated: 11/15/06


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 11/29/06 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18: Back to the Beginning

All right, finally a comprehensive review. Sorry I didn't hit every chapter.

I really liked Hasseth. You did her well.

I'll also note that you didn't originally intend for Tyler to survive, yet you seem to have integrated him well. I hope that you have a purpose for him in the sequel--which I am current on.

The Secret made sense to me why Harry wasn't found--but considering that Hedwig flew to France to find Hermione for a birthday present for Harry, I'm surprised that she didn't fly to Ron or Hermione on her own. Except, of course, that the story required that she not. And she did offer to take a message the first time that Harry spoke to her.

Overall (yes, I know Harry needed the clue at Christmas) I think that it was too drawn out, Harry losing an entire year to this. But you did give him a new ability that might compensate. Still, I would have liked to have seen him back at Hogwarts by Halloween or so. Still a good story. Thank you!

Author's Response: Thank you for the comprehensive review. I\'m glad you liked the story overall, and that things finally made sense at the end. I thought about having Hedwig go to Hogwarts on her own, but that just would have made things too easy, you know? Sort of like how I originally planned to have Mundungus steal Umbridge\'s wand for Dumbledore. It would have been perfectly plausible, but it all seemed too easy. Anyway, I\'m glad you liked the story, and I hope you enjoy the sequel!

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 11/26/06 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: St. Brutus’s Secure Center for Incurably Criminal Boys

All right, it's nicely written, but I'm wondering exactly why nobody in the Wizarding world is missing Harry. Someone should have shown up while he was on the bus, if not before.

Author's Response: Ahhh, but that\'s why it\'s a mystery. ;)

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 11/26/06 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Magic

I don't have a big problem with no wand. There's wandless magic all over the place.

Author's Response: Thanks.

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 11/26/06 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12: “I smell a rat.”

I understand your feelings. I just hope the de's didn't attack Tyler.

Author's Response: You\'ll find out the answer to that in the sequel.

 

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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: 12/04/06 Title: None

All right, I knew it was Wormtail. Nice work with the far more portable Portkeys, too!

Author's Response: Kudos to you then! And thanks; I knew that all of Dumbledore\'s Portkeys were huge, but I never understood why! Thanks for reviewing! ~Moony

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 12/04/06 Title: None

See, now I have to get caught with a cliffie! Some interesting twists here!

Author's Response: Yeah, this is cliffies-galore... And the twists are you keep you on your toes! Thanks for the review Igo! ~Moony

 

True Love Lost by nuw255
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 34]

Summary: ONE SHOT: A woman sits alone in a cell, her thoughts consumed by her pain and loss. Finally, she gets a chance to face the one who took the life of her one true love.

The dripping had been constant from the moment she had been locked away; she suspected that her captors had placed her in this specific cell in hopes that it would drive her mad.

They needn’t have bothered. The only man she had ever loved was dead. She was already mad.


This is definitely not my usual style, so I’d love to know what you think.

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

Word count: 910 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/09/06 Updated: 11/11/06


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 11/27/06 Title: Chapter 1: True Love Lost

And here I thought that she was going to say "Tom..." ;)

Nice. Thanks.

Author's Response: Haha! While I do have my suspicions about Bella\'s faithfulness to her husband vs. her master, this wasn\'t really the place to address it. Glad you\'re thinking, though!

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 11/29/06 Title: Chapter 1: True Love Lost

I was just skimming your reviews. I worked through all of your stories Monday night--and enjoyed myself.

I understood what you meant. When I wrote Dark Heart (you might enjoy it) it was well outside of my usual style--but it was something that I was inspired to write. I didn't choose to for a couple of days because of the subject matter, but then it finally came out.

Well,, I'll add another review or so where appropriate. Thanks again!

Author's Response: Thanks so much. I\'ll check out your story when I get a chance.

 

Meet the - Children? by Winged Artemis
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 244]

Summary: Lily Evans is a cheeky, brainy, hopeless romantic seventeen-year-old Head Girl with a sour temper. James Potter is an arrogant, hilarious, prank-pulling seventeen-year-old Head Boy with an immature head on his shoulders. Lily loathes James and James loves Lily. Blahblahblah.

However, when a mysterious locket and a very wacked Headmaster inform the two of them that their son is in grave danger, James, Lily, and of course, Sirius, are magically transported to the future to meet James and Lily's son and the state that the magical world is in.

A twist of mystery, fun, romance and some Sirius humor! And with a wee bit of J/L, H/G, and R/Hr!

WARNING: Tree climbing Dumbledores, valuable pieces of jewelry, and an ecess of sugar are contained inside - oh, and HBP is disregarded.

See profile for update information.

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 11269 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
Published:
11/15/06 Updated: 09/08/07


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 12/08/06 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter Two - To the Future

Do not make me review this.

Erm, only because it's well past time for bed. You have a fascinating premise. Good enough for now? :)

Author's Response: Thank you?

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 09/21/07 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter Six - Classes and Passes

Hey WA,

Did James really call Lily 'Lily'?

“Lily, could you please pass the carrots?” James asked. Lily nodded impatiently and passed him the bowl.

Sorry, I'm just getting caught up. Haven't been in MFF for a while. Thanks again!


Author's Response: Haha, no, he wasn\'t supposed to of. total screw up. But so many people have noticed, it\'s not really worth changing now... Thanks for your review!

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 03/02/07 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter Four - Dudley?

Nice twist, with Lily sliding out of her slip, explaining the ursleys and deciphering Dudley...kind of. Would Hermione really have kissed Ron's greasy face? This story has a great deal of potential, and I'm looking forward to it. Have fun! Thanks!

Author's Response: Thanks! And yes, all characters can slip up some times. I just had to add that in there for a tiny bit of humor, I suppose. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I really appreciate it!

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 12/20/06 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter Three - Meeting and Eating

This was fun, though I think that you could tighten it up a bit but...we are going to see the "real" reason for Sirius, James and Lily being there, right? And will they encounter Remus?

Author's Response: Uhm, okay. It will go on, and yes, they will meet Moony.

 

A Past Reclaimed by nuw255
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 1455]

Summary: Sequel to A Stolen Past. Please read that story first, as this one really won’t make sense if you don’t.

Harry Potter has rejoined the Wizarding world after a year-long absence, but still has no memory of his time at Hogwarts. Will he ever get his memory back? Will he be able to pass his classes without it? And most importantly, will he ever be able to defeat Lord Voldemort? Read on as the last of the mysteries introduced in A Stolen Past are finally revealed.

This is a story of friendship and mystery, with a healthy dose of H/G thrown in for good measure.

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

Word count: 129677 Chapters: 35 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/15/06 Updated: 03/17/07


Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 01/09/07 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14: Dungeon Detention

Welcome back, nuw. I hope that your holidays were happy.

And yes, I'd say that this chapter was almost well worth the wait. Very nice---but Harry could have cleaned a couple "in the Muggle way" before Ginny made her move. ;)

Applause!

Author's Response: Thanks very much, and yes, my holidays were quite happy. I\'m glad it was almost worth the wait.

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 01/09/07 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13: Depression and Rejection

Didn't you recall? Harry writes to Tom--who delivers it to Tyler! That's their security cutout! lol!

All right, so maybe a bit too much eggnog that night. I think it cleared on my birthday, if I remember right.

Still, I thought that Harry was in trouble, and wasn't writing to his old stand-by relief valve, Tyler. Still hasn't, as a matter of fact.

Thanks again, Nuw.

Author's Response: While you\'re right that Harry didn\'t write to Tyler during the week he was angry at the world and depressed out of his mind, he has been writing Tyler -- it\'s just that none of the letters have made it \"onscreen,\" as it were. I guess I\'ll need to mention something about it soon. Thanks for the tip.

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 03/10/07 Title: Chapter 31: Chapter 31: Training

So, Harry's Occlumency hasn't advanced ed over the intervening period?

I liked the three way duel. I'll add that it might have been interesting to find a way to show Ginny's raw power. Wouldn't Ron have mastered nonverbal spells by now?

Author's Response: Harry\'s Occlumency has progresses, but remember: Dumbledore told him that he won\'t be able to block out Voldemort\'s images until he has completely mastered Occlumency. He\'s getting better, but he\'s not done yet.

I\'m glad you liked the duel. Finding a way to demonstrate Ginny\'s raw power would be interesting; I\'ll have to think about it and see if I can find a way to fit something like that in. And Ron probably would have mastered nonverbal spells by now, but at least part of the time he was saying his spells out loud as a way of trying to distract Harry\'s attention away from Ginny so that she could hex him in the back.

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 11/27/06 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Sport Broomstick Repair

Hmmm....Ginny or Tyler? I'd almost guess that Muggles can't ride brooms by themselves.

Author's Response: Pretty good guess, I\'d say. ;)

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 12/03/06 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9: Back to School

Nice turnaround time on the validations.

Harry's being a bit reckless with his wandless magic. He wouldn't get way with that with Snape.

I think that it's useful for Harry that he doesn't have the memory of his history with Snape.

Nice maneuver with the brooms, by the way. They must have been real clunkers. The "passing butterfly" phenomena. ;)

So when do we get to see the rest of Harry's O.W.L. results?

Hmmm...that almost sounds like a challenge, doesn't it?

Nice chapter.

Author's Response: You\'re absolutely right: Harry would never get away with blatant use of wandless magic in front of Snape. And the fact that he doesn\'t remember Snape is definitely helping him keep his cool.

I actually hadn\'t really thought too much about Harry\'s other O.W.L.s. He got into the classes he would have wanted, so his scored didn\'t seem to matter so much. As of right now, he doesn\'t even bother to look at them until at least Christmas. I may change that, but I doubt it. Sorry if you\'re in suspense.

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 02/16/07 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24: Private Lessons

Hey, Nuw, just sneaking in to catch up on a story. Nice to see ou continuing to do well.

I saw a capitalization typo somewhere in the last couple of chapters, now can't find it. Still, best wishes!

Author's Response: Thanks! If you find that typo, let me know. I appreciate it.

 
Reviewer: Igo Retla Signed
Date: 02/16/07 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24: Private Lessons

There it is: “Ah, miss Evans,”

Good enough!

Thanks again, Nuw. Maybe some day I'll get to catch up on some other stories!

Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed that. Good luck with the other stories. :-)

 
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