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Hey all! I'm a hyperactive girl named Laila who loves music, reading, and playing soccer.

Age: Finally 13. Took long enough.
Favorite ship: Well, I'm an avid Lily/Marauder era character (besides Peter) shipper. I also enjoy D/Hr, Severus/Lily, Neville/Luna, and many other unconventional ships.
Fav HP character: I really like Regulus, Sirius, Remus, Draco, Tonks, and Hermione. There isn't much on Regulus, but I like him anyways.

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His Reflection Lost by wendelin the wierd
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: At a time, when the world is an uncertain thing, one man realises who he truly is.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1044 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/11/07 Updated: 03/17/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 03/17/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Colorful and slightly philophetic (this isn't a word, is it? Meaning having to do with philosophy... In my little world, anyways). A nice insight into Violdemort's life. Great job!

Author's Response: I believe the word is philosphical, But bleh, you should ask Remus. Thank you for reading my fic!

 

Winter Wishes by Slian Martreb
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: In which there are holidays, it is cold, Remus is utterly daft and Sirius listens to him.

Categories: Remus/Sirius Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Slash

Word count: 1272 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/13/07 Updated: 03/23/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 03/23/07 Title: Chapter 1: Snowballs and Snogging

Aww, this is so very sweet! Er, but was it intentional that half of this became italicized? Or am I just missing something?

I love your characterization of Remus and Sirius. They're just so... excellent. You show their faults as well as their strengths. This is just so sweet. Great job!!!

Author's Response:
Thank you so much!

The italicization (?) was a mistake and is now corrected. Thanks for pointing it out!

 

Summary: Regulus battles his feeling of having no no self-will, aided by a golden, glittering object.



A Character Sonnet Challenge entry, I am Guiding Ray of Sunlight of Gryffindor House.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 124 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/29/07 Updated: 04/03/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 04/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: Relighting the Candle

This is a great poem! It has wonderful rhythm and lovely flow. Great job, and good luck in the contest!

Author's Response: Thanks!

 

Becoming a Dark Lord by FinalCow
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 118]

Summary: Voldemort knows it's great being the Dark Lord; it's a position he wants to keep. But even the most malevolent maniac can't stand when the forces of fashion conspire against him! A tale of organized mayhem.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Substance Abuse

Word count: 23621 Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/30/07 Updated: 04/05/08


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 04/21/07 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 2: Draco, Heir Unapparent

Woohoo! You updated! I've been waiting impatiently for this (even though it wasn't a very long wait).

I liked how you made Draco. He was not the least bit OOC.

But there was one thing I noticed. In the sentence 'I knelt with the rest kissed the Dark Lord’s cloak with the rest of the Death Eaters', you repeated rest twice. andyou didn't have an and between the first rest and 'kissed'. But other than that, everything looked good.

I don't want to end this on a bad note, because it was really good. Awesomeful job!

Author's Response: Yeah - sorry about that sentence; that whole paragraph got re-written and I messed up, but I\'ll fix it.

 
Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 06/12/07 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 4: Draco, Tattoo God

*winces* Oooh, Draco's in for a rough time; everybody's going to give him absolute hell!

Well, I must say, you have kept the flow of this story going superbly. The idea is so fresh and original, and it is just marvelous! Excellent work on your part!

Author's Response: *grins and shrugs shoulders bashfully* Thank you.

 

The Worth of an Uncanny Love by BloodRayne
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: Cho Chang is in an abusive relationship with a person she loves more than herself.







2nd Place in the Spring Challenges, *To Laugh or Cry* prompt, by BloodRayne of Gryffindor.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Non-Consensual Sex, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 3417 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/21/07 Updated: 04/27/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 06/15/07 Title: Chapter 1: Really Worth it?

Wow, this is so painful and powerful. I nearly began to cry by the end. You captured the scenes perfectly and with such emotion, too. I felt as though I was watching it all happen *shudders* .

I loved your characterization of Cho. However, I was slightly surprised that she wasn't ever crying hysterically. We learned she let her 'sad' emotions get the better of her in the fifth book. Did she grow out of it?

I'm so glad I clicked the link to this on your siggie. I was blown away by the extravagance of it all. All in all, excellent work!

-Laila

Author's Response: I can\'t believe the siggy thing actually works...About Cho, I guess you could say she has used up all her tears ;). Thanks so much for the review!

 

Keep Holding On by Disappearance_26
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: Goodbyes are not forever.


Goodbyes are not the end.


They simply mean I'll miss you,


Until we meet again.


~Author Unknown






Roxanne feels she's about to disappear... to fade away. Yet, she still has to say goodbye to the one person she'll miss the most, she has to keep holding on... at least long enough to let Draco know she's leaving.



~Songfic to Avril Lavigne's Keep Holdin On





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

Word count: 2606 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/22/07 Updated: 04/29/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 04/29/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

*sobs unabashedly* This is just so wonderfully sad yet sweet, especially for a first fic.

I love how you made Roxanne very believable. She has her faults along with her strengths, and you made her a Slytherin instead of having Draco end up with a Gryffindor (because if he's good, he must be a Gryffindor, say some authors).

However, there was a part where you repeated yourself. "Draco smiled slightly at the memory, but was snapped back to reality when Roxanne started to cough and shake violently." this is a great sentence, but when you repeat 'cough and shake in the next paragraph: "Her eyes were squeezed shut as she fought to make herself stop shaking and coughing" it sounds a bit odd. Also, when you say, "His scream, which was blood-chilling, erupted from him as his eyes filled up with tears", you don't have to add the 'which was'. It makes the sentence sound a bit strange. Other than that, the story goes along smoothly.

This is such a lovely fic, and I can't wait to read more like this by you! Excellent job!

-Laila

Author's Response: Thanks for the great review, darling! *goes and edits some words* Yeah... I do tend to do that, but I\'m going to avoid it from now on! I\'m sorry I made you sob... :D Thanks again, Laila! ~Priz, from the MNFF Toaster Trio

 

Summary: Minutes from becoming a parent for the first time, Harry Potter reflects on the beauty of his wife, Ginny, and how lucky he is to have one such as her. Nothing can shatter his perfect life with his beautiful wife...but a few surprises over the course of Ginny's labor will leave Harry reeling...

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 1994 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/08/07 Updated: 05/15/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 05/17/07 Title: Chapter 1: For the Sake of the Children

Wow. This is just so powerful. Amazing.... I was so sad when Ginny died, but I liked the way you chose her to die. I have never read a story where she died in labor.

I noticed you spelled labor with no 'u'. The British way is with a u (ah, Briticisms, my Boggart.)

However, I don't want to end this on a bad note. I really liked how you made Lily Ginevra's eyes brown instead of green. God, in every fanfic in which Harry and Ginny have a girl, her name is Lily with red hair and green eyes. Thank you for avoiding the cliche. :D

Awesome job! An amzing piece, and I commemorate your work!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! That really brightened my day! :D

 

Summary: I, Ashley Elizabeth, Special Correspondent and Junior Assistant to Rita Skeeter, am about to embark on my first ever interview with one Remus Lupin. My task is to document the life and troubles of how a werewolf copes in these dark times. I only hope that this Lupin isn’t a good looking chap, because I have been known to go on tangents with the male species. Let us pray.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse

Word count: 2192 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/20/07 Updated: 05/30/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 06/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chatting with Werewolves

*giggles* Oh, this was just too cute and funny! Imagine, Rita Skeeter's assistant and Remus hooking up! Very adorable....

I'll start with my limited nitpicks ;) . “A bit of humor wouldn’t hurt anything either.” His eyes were twinkling, and I think he was only humoring me." Nice line, but in England, 'humor' is spelled 'humour'.

“You’re my favourite quality so far." I just lurved that quote. It was just hilarious. It was so honest and made me laugh insanely.

All in all, very well-written. It was humourous and fluffy without Remus being OOC. In a word, great!

Author's Response: LOL! Thank so much! I\'m glad for the nit-picking, it helps me out a lot for future references. This story actually just popped into my mind [where plot bunnies go on rampages] during a l-o-n-g day of testing. I\'m glad you enoyed it so much!

Author's Response: enjoyed*

 

Ron's Best Friend by lucilla_pauie
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 54]

Summary: PRE-DH Happiness and love can be learned from the strangest of packages. You just have to open your eyes and untie the ribbons.

Ron and Hermione discover this in a little bundle—or ball—of joy and hair.

~This is especially written for my mongrel, Jego, and all doggies and dog-lovers in the HP Universe.




Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 13220 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
Published:
05/23/07 Updated: 06/22/08


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 06/16/07 Title: Chapter 1: First Caper: Bingo!

Aww, this is just so adorable! A different kind of story, I must say; this is very original. I can't wait to read about the mischief this puppy gets into!

Incidentally, I was drawn to this story by the wonderful banner you have. The puppy in it is just too cute!!

-Laila

Author's Response: Thank you, Laila! And *shh* about the mischief! ^_^ Aww, the cute banner, kudos would be to my friend Edwina (Wulfric Brian Dumbledore), she makes them real fab.

 

Summary: Haikus in a set


Syllables five-seven-five


One for each chapter





Ever wonder what the Harry Potter series would be like if it were one huge poetry book? You did? But....Did you ever think that someone would be smart enough (or crazy enough, or have so much time) to make it into haikus? If you have, or haven't but you're now interested, you have to read this!

Mods, this is NOT abandoned, though I have been taking time with it. I'm working on it currently, though I'm not having much success.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 305 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
05/26/07 Updated: 06/04/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 06/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: Part One- The Sorcerer's Stone

Finally, something for those who have short attention spans! *grins* Love the haikus., especially The Vanishing Glass, The Sorting Hat, and Through The Trapdoor. *loves* You should definitely write more. These were so fun to read!

-Laila

Author's Response: Oh, I have a feeling that I like you. :) I do plan to write more, hopefully within the next two weeks, so watch for it! Toodles, Alanna

 

Summary: Late night conversations leave Lily Evans taking advice from the most unlikely of people.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1700 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/26/07 Updated: 05/26/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 05/26/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Best Things Are Left Unwritten

Yes! A Lily/Sirius story! *happydance*

Ahem, okay, now that I'm done celebrating that... I love this story! It's so realistic, and neither character was OOC. Sweet without being too fluffy, this was definitely an excellent one-shot! Great job!

-Laila

Author's Response: Thank you! Glad you liked it!

 

Guilt by beauty and brains
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary: If James Potter had been a Slytherin, what would he have done to make Lily hate him?

I am beauty and brains of Gryffindor House for the May One-Shot Challenge.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 1686 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/03/07 Updated: 06/06/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 06/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: Guilt

This was just amazing. You really outdid yourself. I must say, the emotions and dialogue were perfect. Two hours??? I couldn't write like this in seven! Excellent work!

However, I felt Lily seemed a bit OOC when James insulted her. I mean, I would expect her to cry, but where was her fiery hotheadedness? She's Lily Evans! She stood up to James when he was a Gryffindor, why did she cower when he was a Slytherin? But I did like how she reacted to his more... how can I say this... playful (?) banter. She had the right amount of shyness, and my heart broke when James dissed her outright.

Also, when you said, "His feet drug against the stone floor as he found Evans amongst the black and scarlet mass", drug isn't a word (at least not in that context :D ). I'm assuming you meant dragged, though (blast those typos!).

However, not to end on a nitpicky note, this was extremely well written. Hope you win the challenge, because this fic certainly deserves it!

-Laila

Author's Response: Thanks so much! Yes, I know I made Lily seem a bit OOC, but I was trying to make this seem as if this was the reason she became so defense in the later years...savvy? Thanks for the grammar tip as well. As I said, two hours with no beta...not a good combination LOL!

 
Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 06/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: Guilt

Sorry for the second review, but I noticed something else. When James said, “As if I would ever touch a Mudblood like her, no matter how good looking she is," you didn't mention that was a quote by Blaise Zabini in the sixth book. Just mentioning that little bit I forgot to add....

Great story, btw!

Author's Response: Thanks for reminding me! I knew there was something I had forgotten in my author notes!

 

Few Fill Me Up by hpluver365
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: A Lucius/Narcissa rondeau.





Written for the Rondeau Challenge by hpluver365 of Gryffindor.




Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 121 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/09/07 Updated: 06/13/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 06/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Few Fill Me Up

*squishes fellow Gryffindor* Hey! I was so excited that someone wrote a Lucius/Narcissa Rondeau (one of my favorite ships), and even more excited when I read it. This is excellent! It totally seemed to describe their relationship, though I have to agree with Kate when she said it seemed sudden. Then again, it is a Rondeau, and considering how short it is, it's hard to slow down the pace. Anyways, other than that, it was beautiful, a true work of art. Good luck with the challenge!

-Laila

Author's Response: Thanks, Laila! I\'m glad you liked it! CJ

 

Summary: They were evil. They were cruel. They were violent and sadistic and barely human. But it was that 'barely' part that people tended to overlook. And the fact that not all Slytherins flew the same flag for the same reasons...




The third installment of a one-shot series into the minds and hearts of the most notorious Slytherins of the Harry Potter series.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2263 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/12/07 Updated: 06/15/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 06/15/07 Title: Chapter 1: Fairy Lines and Frozen Steam

I have never read a Vincent Crabbe story before. I've never even seen one before, for that matter. I never even expected to read a good one. I never have read a good one. The only one I have read was excellent.

This was that one Crabbe story I;ve read. It was so... serene. The words flowed elegantly, and for the first time I felt I understood Crabbe. Your characterizations were brilliant. You took what we knew about Crabbe and fitted them into your own fic perfectly. Draco and Snape were also masterfully done. I loved the 'Slytherin view' of Snape. It was so very realistic; he wasn't completely harsh, but he wasn't handing out homemade cookies, either.

Superbly done. You took a little-known and little-cared about character and turned him into someone I want to read more about.

 

To Make Stone Blush by coppercurls
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 81]

Summary: Past Featured StorySelina, a third year Slytherin wakes up one day to discover she is bleeding. Convinced death is imminant, there is only one person she can talk to- her Head of House, Professor Snape.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1881 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/30/07 Updated: 07/06/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 07/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: To Make Stone Blush

XD I must say, I saw the conversation that started this, but I didn't think anyone would actually write the story. I was really surprised when someone did, but was glad that someone who could really make it entertaining wrote it. This is written so well, I love how Snape responded to her. Selina was very innocent with her, 'I think I'm dying'. This was very cute and funny!

However, I want to warn you that some people would find this offensive. Some people find this matter inappropriate, though it is a fact of life. I would suggest just mentioning it in your author's note, just in case someone who isn't prepared to see something like this gets upset by it.

Other than that, though, I found this very enjoyable. I loved when Snape had to explain how babies were made. You kept him very IC; his answers were very realistic. Great job!

-Laila

Author's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. I do understand that people may find the material offensive despite my attempt to handle it delicatly, and hope that the warnings and ratings will serve to remind them of what the piece may contain. I\'m glad that the characters remained IC and thanks again!

 

She Was Beautiful by social loner
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: Draco relives his happiest, most painful memory of love and pain as he fights for his life. But what is worth living for when what you want, love, has left forever?



“Draco didn’t know what it was, whether it was the intoxicating appeal of forbidden fruit, or the way her hair blew in the breeze, with lovely brown tendrils that lay elegantly down her back. What he did know, was that she was beautiful.”



I’m Social Loner from Hufflepuff, and this is for the June one-shot challenge.



Categories: Draco/Other Character Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Suicide

Word count: 3033 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/01/07 Updated: 07/01/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 07/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

*shakes head* Olivia, you still surprise me, even after the story is up. I loved your choice to switch Hermione with an OC. Not only did it help make the story longer, but it kept Hermione from being OOC. (I love Loralie, by the way. She's attractive enough, but has enough flaws to make her realistic.)

The part where little Draco and Loralie were talking was just too cute. 'She was a very pretty girl.' That just seems as though you took it straight from Draco's thoughts. I also loved the part when Draco says, “Me too! I’m five too!” It was so cute how excited they got.

All I can say about this story is that I am so proud to have been your beta. *salutes*

-Laila/pureblood.princess

Author's Response: Oh, thank you Laila! I\'ve loved working with you! You\'re an amazing Beta. And to anyone else who might be reading this, pureblood.princess is a phenomenal beta, so look to her the next time you need one!

 

What Lies Beneath the Surface by BloodRayne
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Narcissa’s father has arranged for her to marry Lucius Malfoy, thinking it best to marry his daughter to a rich pure-blood. But Narcissa does not want to live with a man she does not love.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Suicide

Word count: 1611 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/17/07 Updated: 07/19/07


Reviewer: _Ivy_ Signed
Date: 07/23/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Dear, this is just excellent! *huggles* It seems even better than the first time I read it.

-Laila/pureblood.princess

Author's Response: Thanks, Laila!

 
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