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.
What Harry Potter Character are you
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That's easy. Harry asks Arthur's permission first...being The Boy To Whom The Weasleys Owe So Many Lives. Then Ginny starts working on timing. ;)
That help any? lol!
I really am looking forward to seeing how this story progresses. Thanks...as I go on hiatus, Nuw.
Author's Response: I\'m not totally sure that I understand your suggestion, but don\'t worry -- I think you\'ll like what I have planned. ;-) You\'re going on hiatus? From reading or writing or both?
Uhhh...I'll take that as a hint that I should submit a chapter to both of my two open stories. LOL!
Author's Response: Always a good idea. Of course, real life comes first and can definitely put a damper on writing time, but it\'s always nice to get that e-mail saying one of your favorites has been updated.
First? Oh, me of little life...yes, I'm eagerly awaiting!
Author's Response: Congrats!
Silly me. I was wondering how Harry got past the portrait. LOL.
Umm....I think the coolest detention ever would have been if Ginny had spent it snogging Harry. But hey...
Interesting. It would appear that you're on of the people that feel that Harry will need to reactivate Dumbledore's Army in Book Seven
Oh yeah--I thought from how 'magical myths' were presented as being an advantage over the summer that Ginny would have understood that they were something to be kept secret. She didn't seem to be showing a lot of poise. Or, was that just a plot device to get her into detention? :)
Author's Response: Okay, I\'ll give you the dentention thing. Your idea would definitely be cooler. I actually don\'t think Harry will need to reactivate the DA in Book 7, although it\'s a possibility. It\'s just something that works well for this story.
Ginny probably should have realized that magical myths needed to be kept secret, but at the same time she wasn\'t really thinking about who all was in the room. That was what she was used to Jarius teaching about, so she sort of expected him to teach it to everybody. And yeah, it was sort of a plot device to get her into detention. :)
Thanks for the credit, Nuw. :)
Author's Response: Hey, credit where credit is due, my friend. Thanks for the tip. :-)
Kidnapping a Gringott's employee? Hmmmm....
Author's Response: Ah, the conspiracy theories begin... ;-)
"Author's Response: Well, we'll just have to see. I had some computer trouble and ended up losing the next chapter..."
I learned my lesson. Everything I write now is saved onto my 2gb flash memory.
Author's Response: Actually, that was the problem. The chapter was saved on my flash drive, but the file got corrupted somehow. Thankfully, all I lost was one chapter.
I'm not sure that you're right about the Animagus/Transfiguration difference. Krum obviously kept his mind when partially Transfigured, and Moody/Crouch seemed to seel that White Ferret Malfoy would "learn a lesson".
All in all, I'm still enjoying the story, though this chapter did seem to slow unnecessarily. Though perhaps other people enjoted Ginny lingering over Harry. And I guess it was a way for her to hear what was happening.
So, what was the book Poppy pulled out, and will we/Harry get to see it? Or, was that just a passing plot devise?
Author's Response: Thanks for your honesty, Igo. You\'re definitely correct about Krum, although in the case of Malfoy it could have been just like what happened in this chapter (while transfigured, the animal\'s instincts took over, but afterward he was able to remember what had happened). The basis for this comes from an obscure quote in the first chapter of Quidditch Through the Ages:
\"Those few Animagi who transform into winged creatures may enjoy flight, but they are a rarity. The witch or wizard who finds him- or herself transfigured into a bat may take to the air, but, having a bat\'s brain, they are sure to forget where they want to go the moment they take flight.\"
I\'m not sure what the deal was with Krum. Maybe he had learned an advanced form of Transfiguration that\'s a precursor to learning to be an Animagus? I really don\'t know. *shrug*
Sorry you felt that the slower pace was unnecessary; unfortunately, life\'s like that sometimes -- we\'re just left waiting for something to happen the way Ginny was in this chapter. I definitely was NOT going to drag that out for more than one chapter, though. As for Poppy\'s book, it\'s a medical text that deals with treating various curses. We/Harry won\'t get to see it, so I guess you could say that, yeah, it\'s just a passing plot device. Thanks for the very thoughtful review!
Hmmm...I'm going to have to think about this one. Nice memory scene, though. More of a transitional chapter?
Author's Response: Glad you liked the memory. Yeah, it\'s a bit of a transition. A catalyst for other things to come, if you will. Thanks for reviewing.
Two quickies, 'cause I'm gonna have to run and can't even finish the story...
"...Imperturbable Charm preventing Ron and Hermione from hearing his conversation."
Should be "to prevent Ron etc", because he wasn't yet having a conversation.
"Hermione, do you think we could bewitch the ceiling in here like the one in the Great Hall." -should have a question mark.
Thanks Nuw, and Merry Christmas to all!
Author's Response: Thanks for the input. I don\'t have time to go back and fix them right now, but hopefully I\'ll be able to in the next few days.
I was hoping you'd beat the queue closing with another chapter at least submitted, but happy DHing to you and everyone else, Nuw!
This has been a wonderful story!
And...I HATE rewriting lost chapters--they never come out the same! And usually...worse! Best wishes!
Author's Response: Thanks for the sympathy, Igo. I really did enjoy DH -- great book. I\'m getting close to finishing the next chapter on this story. Surprisingly, I think it\'s going to turn out better this time around (although it\'s been a lot harder to write). Anyway, thanks for the feedback, and hopefully I\'ll have a new chapter up for you soon.
Actually, I kinda figured that Harry was doing what so many guys do--pretending that he doesn't like someone, confident that he's keeping his huge secret--when everyone close to him knows exactly what's going on.
Been that silly once or twice myself, as a matter of fact. Under the category of "WORST KEPT SECRET!"
Author's Response: Sometimes the things we want to keep secret the most are the very things that are hardest to conceal. Or something like that. Thanks for reviewing.
"Sorry for the kissing thing; I realize I was walking a pretty fine line there, which is why I revealed who it really was immediately thereafter instead of dragging it out."
How about...Remus steps in the way and kisses an obscured "Albus, and when he steps away we see Tonks--as though she melted in his arms?
Author's Response: Yeah, that would\'ve worked too. Still, I could\'ve dragged it out and not revealed that it was Tonks until the next chapter. But that would have been horribly wrong. Anyway, I can definitely see your point of view on this one. Sorry for any problems the way I decided to write the scene might have caused.
And yes, I did think it was time we saw Molly kick some tookus. Yes!!!
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'ve always thought there had to be more to her than home-cooked meals and yelling at the twins. ;-)
Maybe the missing chapter just Disapparated. lol!
I liked this, especially th time under the Cloak. I'm surprised that the portraits didn't see them pulling out drawers and such, but it's interesting that you're going to have Aberforth teach DADA.
Personally, I'd figure that the Orphanage would be as empty as Godric's Hollow. That and the Riddle house would have been the first plces Dumbledore earched himself, along with the Gaunt place. But hey, it's your story, so I suppose that you'll be as creative as you want to be. ;)
Still enjoying your writing. Though I've popped around in your stories that I had to stare blankly at the screen until I remembered that Harry and Ginny were engaged. So, when are we going to play "Ask The Parents"? I thought Ginny was in a hurry!
Author's Response: Well, the portraits probably would have seen them pulling out drawers and such if they hadn\'t been so busy sleeping/pretending to sleep. Since they thought the office was empty, they had no reason to watch the room very closely, and our invisible heroes made sure to stay very quiet. That\'s my explanation, anyway.
\"Ask The Parents\" will be a fun game indeed, and Ginny is in a hurry, but there\'s a lot of other stuff going on too. Plus, Harry has to figure out how to pull off a secret wedding after playing \"Ask The Parents.\" Don\'t worry, though; it\'s coming.
I am starting to get the impression that this will be a very long story. Good! I'm wondering what students Ginny will come up with as "trustworthy", and what use Jarius will put them to. And might it actualy be "Harry's Army"? "Potter's Posse'?
I guess by default you have Hagrid as Head, but I'm thinking he's going to be wearing too many hats soon--and with a brother taking his time.
By the way, I remember my horrid pun, that I won't repeat, and I started thinking about "Myth-tery". I wanted to show you, Nuw, what you inspired. It's at:http://www.cosforums.com/showpost.php?p=4242649&postcount=1
Author's Response: \'Potter\'s Posse\'? LOL! I\'ve never heard that one before; it\'s quite creative. And yes, this story will be quite long. So far I\'ve written 300 pages, and I\'m near the end of January.
That page you mentioned was quite funny, although I really don\'t see how I inspired it. Oh well!
Now you have me drooling over the next chapter. Why are you killing off Moody (just as wild guess)? ;)
Author's Response: I\'m glad you\'re drooling, but I\'m not telling who\'s gonna die. You\'ll just have to be patient. :-)
Oh yeah--are you tired of running two stories at once, or will you be starting another soon? :D
Author's Response: No worries. I\'m actually working on two stories in addition to this one, but neither is ready to start being posted yet. School has gotten a lot more hectic, so I don\'t have as much time to write, which means most of my time is spent just making sure the Mods don\'t catch up to me on this one.
Just thought of something. If Ron, Harry and Hermione are chasing all over the countryside in this story, does that make it a Magical Myth-tery Tour?
Man, it must be time for bed. Write on, Nuw.
Author's Response: Erm... I guess so. I think you\'re right. It\'s time for bed.
First, the little typo:
"going to cast vEnnervate on "
Anyway, nice shapter, Nuw. The Dursleys really are difficult to write when they'e not blustering, aren't they?
I'll have to reread this again later. Thanks again!
Author's Response: Yeah, they are difficult to write as civil human beings. Sad, isn\'t it? Don\'t worry, though; I\'m sure Vernon will be back to his usual blustering self once the shock wears off and he\'s sure he\'s out of danger. ;-) Oh, and thanks for pointing out the typo. That\'s what I get for using \"ctrl + v\" to paste in my html tags.