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Symphony for Quartet by Tinn Tam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 271]

Summary:

Winner of the QuickSilver Quills Award, categ. Best Marauder Era.

What did being a Marauder truly mean?... Let's just say that some tunes cannot be played by a lone musician; and those four's lives were certainly not soloists' scores. In class or in detention, in Quidditch matches or full-moon wanderings, fleeing before monsters or confronting dark wizards, they wrote, measure after measure, their own eight-handed piece.

Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs, are proud to present a Symphony for Quartet.



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 80127 Chapters: 13 Completed: No
Published:
12/12/05 Updated: 08/17/07


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 08/18/07 Title: Chapter 13: Of Disturbed Stomachs, Green Hair and Ballet

Great chapter, there was plenty of good character interactions. And more Lily time, YAY! I cannot wait to the transition James goes through from hating to liking Lily, it's certainly a vaiant perspective than the usual 7th-year-Lily-hates-James garb. I don't know how far your going with this story, but I certainly hope you get to that!

 
Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 03/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: {YEAR ONE} Gryffindor-Slytherin clash

I am extremely impressed by this story, by far it's the best Marauder Era fic I've so far (and I've been reading the for years). Your writing is original and your portrayal of the Marauders is exactly how I saw them. Great work.

But, inevitably, with good things there comes bad things. I so wish you didn't have med school, so you could update sooner! It's all too good.

I wanna ask how did you do it? How did you come up with the creation and imagination that made this fic so great and original? Whatever method it is, it's brilliant.

Anyway, I'm babbling. Can't wait for chapter 13.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review, I\'m very happy you like the story. As for my update rate, it\'s getting much more of a problem right now. I\'m sorry, but you\'ll probably have to wait till June. April if I\'m lucky.

I don\'t have any methods :). I am roughly following a plan, but I often come up with different ideas in the middle... and I pay much attention to developping my characters :). That\'s all, really. Oh, and I reread my chapters until I get sick of them. That\'s for the style, spelling and grammar.

 

Summary: In an account of personal growth and very deep friendships, a young girl manages to grow up at Hogwarts in the shadow of her extraordinary friends during the first rise of Lord Voldemort.



Sliding down in the faded train seat, with her feet stretched in front of her, Phedra stared at the ceiling and put into practice one of her absolute favorite activities…eavesdropping.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 22388 Chapters: 11 Completed: No
Published:
01/14/06 Updated: 03/22/07


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 02/16/08 Title: Chapter 11: Slippers and Slytherins

Hi, um, is this story being discontinued? It hasn't been updated in awhile and I was just wondering. I sincerely hope it's not, because Phedra is a good OC and her story premise as a background perspective was an interesting concept.

Please try updating!

Author's Response: Hello! In all honesty, I don\'t know if I\'d be able to pick the story back up after nearly a year of inactivity...but I might have to try...MNFF is going to remove the story otherwise!!!

 

Summary: Past Featured StoryWhat does Lord Voldemort do in his spare time? Well, that's an excellent question. Who would have known that the Dark Lord has a blog? (He also has a loyal following of readers, most of whom are Death Eaters and who post their comments.) Voldemort dispenses advice on everything from murder methods to germ protection to Power Rangers to shoes, and gives an account of the life of an evil overlord. But is he posting too much personal information online? And will Harry read it and find out more about the Dark Lord than Voldemort ever intended? Read and see.


WARNING: Extremely OOC behaviour from almost all.


RUNNER-UP in the 2007 Quicksilver Quills Awards for Best Humour fic! Also nominated like 21 times, because apparently my readers are as insane as I am!



Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 12002 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/23/06 Updated: 12/04/06


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 10/13/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Don't Try This At Home

Great story so far, it's frggin hilarious! I especially love the comments the Death Eaters make.

Author's Response: Ah, thank you! I got the idea to write a Death Eater humour fic after spending far too much time at http://acciobrain.ligermagic.com, which is a Harry Potter fanart site that has lots of very funny Death Eater pictures.

 

The Auction by KASK
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 89]

Summary: Every Christmas Eve there is a dinner for the most prominent wizards, where dancing partners are auctioned off. Not only is Lily Evans forced into going to this auction, but because of a practical joke, she’s up for auction! But, thanks to a black-haired boy, the night may not be so bad…

This will be three chapters

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 6341 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/08/06 Updated: 12/03/06


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 11/01/06 Title: Chapter 2: Definition of Fun?

Where's Sirius?! It's not a part without dear Sirius!

 

Summary: After his failed attempt on Dumbledore's life, Draco seeks refuge at the Order of the Phoenix. Sent back to Hogwarts with suspicious title of Head Boy, he is forced to share a dormitory with none other than Hermione Granger. But with war looming on the horizon and another danger even closer to home, their seventh year of Hogwarts is anything but ordinary.

A story of compelling intrigue, hidden motives, dangerous secrets, and obvious passion. Animagi, Quidditch, the Order of the Phoenix. Masquerades and riddles. Hate and love. Pleasure and pain. A blend of contradictions that, for two people, makes a truly unforgettable final year. Slow moving D/Hr with plenty of plot.

Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 110027 Chapters: 42 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/19/07 Updated: 06/24/09


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 12/21/10 Title: Chapter 1: Desertion

One of the best Dramione's I've read. The most amazing, and startling part of it was its ending. Very interesting considering most end with a happy ending. I've started reading the sequel and so far I'm not as impressed. The fact that Hermione was in her Azkaban cell thinking of Draco without loathing him is something I find very hard to believe. By the time I finished this fic I literally hated Draco. I expected her to do the same for his betrayal.

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked "Aversion" and I'm sorry that "Resilient" is living up to your standards. When we see Hermione in the cell for the first time, it's only a day after Draco betrayed her and two of her best friends were killed before her eyes. I think it's safe to say that she's experiencing a bit of sensory overload at the moment, and that her brain is working to process all the information that was suddenly revealed to her. Besides, hate is such an easy emotion to feel and to write. But confusion? Existing in the middle of a battle between your heart and your head? Those are much more interesting! I hope you give me a chance to show you that I've thought this through. :)

 

Summary: It's the sequel to "The Dark Lord's Blog," guys! (And girls... and, I don't know, gender-neutral people and centaurs and walruses and parameciums and shrubs and stuff.)

Several months have passed since Filch came into possession of Voldemort's magical powers, and he has taken over Hogwarts.

With Filch serving as The Dark Lord Snoogerblossom, the position of Hogwarts caretaker/janitor is open. Seeing as Voldemort wants his magical powers back, he and his extremely attractive new sidekick, Mungo Phelps, go undercover at Hogwarts, with Mungo posing as a transfer student and Voldemort posing as the new janitor. Wacky high-jinks ensue.

Join Voldemort as he tries to get back his magic, kill Harry Potter, steal Gryffindor's sword to make a shiny new Horcrux, romance Minerva McGonagall, discover Sirius's secret to becoming a chick magnet, and swallow a teaspoon of his pride to mop up spills the Muggle way and wear an unflattering uniform! WARNING: Extremely silly and very out-of-character.

If you haven't read "The Dark Lord's Blog," well, what are you doing? GO READ IT NOW! Just click on my author name and you'll be directed to my chaotic author page, which lists all my wacky stories.

This is on hiatus, dudes. Ooh! But it was twice nominated by nice (and insane) people for the Best Humour Fic award in the Quicksilver Quills thingy!

Also, some wonderful loony nominated Mungo Phelps for Best Male OC, making him if possible even more conceited! (No one had the heart to tell Mungo that he was designed as an example of a terrible OC.)


EXCITING NEWS! "The E-Journal of an Evil Janitor" is now continued as a Twitter blog! Go to Twitter dot com and find thedarklord666. Voldy's waiting!

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4020 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
03/25/07 Updated: 04/30/07


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 05/01/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Enter The OC. Dramatically.

Great so-far! But I don't think you've made your OC obnoxious enough!

And I don't think Voldy would've let Mungo off so easily about the Dark Mark tattoo. Maybe you can have a running gag where Voldy keeps trying to brand Mungo at unexpected times... Just a thought.

Author's Response: LifeAtRandom, you read me like a book! Or more aptly, a fanfiction. I do, in fact, have stealth-branding plans in the works. (Have I gotten that predictable?) But yeah, I wanted Mungo to be just annoying enough to be funny without making him unlikeable, because he\'s the more moral/redeemable of the pair. Thanks for reading!

 

Teaching the Dark by BittersweetLove
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 113]

Summary: Hermione usually prides herself in being able to ignore boys and study instead. But tutoring Draco Malfoy may just get in her way. The real question is, how will Ron take it?

Rated 3rd- 5th years for future chapters ( I think?)


Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 16377 Chapters: 14 Completed: No
Published:
03/27/07 Updated: 02/02/10


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 05/11/08 Title: Chapter 5: Changes and Plans

The fic started off good, but then it kind of slewed off from there. Malfoy was too soft to begin with, and him "not really hating Hermione for being a Muggleborn" seems OOC. They should have been a little more on edge and argumentative with each other in the beginning, in my opinion. THEN the gushy love stuff can come in.

Author's Response: I sometimes just can't hold back my gushy love stuff. I'm sorry. But thanks for your input.

 

Summary: After a mishap during a heated argument, Hermione and Draco find themselves taken back in time to when the Marauders ruled the halls of Hogwarts and find out that they share a deeper connection than hate. The question is will they ever get back if the only way is to get along? As Hermione and Draco try to get back to their own time as well as fulfill an unwanted destiny, they deal with a disturbed Sorting Hat, unwanted suitors, the constant squabbles of James and Lily, awkward moments galore, and maybe even a little love.


Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 9446 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
04/07/07 Updated: 12/03/07


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 05/05/07 Title: Chapter 2: Animus Aduro

Yay! Update soon! I can't wait to find out more about this bond and Animus Aduro!

Good job on Dumbledore, btw, I can never write him well, I end up making him too weird. He's a diificult character to write!

 

What I've Done by aub_1344
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 30]

Summary: For some people, regret is a dominating force. Erika Delian knows it first-hand. After 13 years of self-imposed seclusion, regret is all she has left. But with the return of the only man she ever loved, she will be forced to confront his anger, as well as her own guilty conscience.

Sirius/OC Set during OotP

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 28479 Chapters: 10 Completed: No
Published:
06/25/07 Updated: 09/05/10


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 07/30/09 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

That was SHOCKING! My mouth literally dropped when she revealed the big secret! Lol, good job. I hope you keep updating the fic.

 

Less Than Angelic by Quick_Quote_Quill
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 33]

Summary:

This story follows the life of Angelina Lestrange, a young witch from a dark family, as she struggles through her first year at Hogwarts. Having been tricked into picking Ravenclaw, she is desperate to avoid the label of Blood-Traitor. Still, she can’t help but notice that the views her family has taught her are not shared by all. As Angelina struggles internally, wizards and witches around Britain are taking sides on the same issues that plague her. Ready or not, Angelina will soon discover truths she never dreamed of and lies whose validity she never questioned before.


A story set in the era of Lord Voldemort's first ascent to power.



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 39257 Chapters: 18 Completed: No
Published:
06/27/07 Updated: 03/26/09


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 05/16/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Yay, an update! The dialog in this chapter was awesome, the back-and-forth quips between the Marauders and Emma and Angelina make me crack up. 20 chapters, wow. Do you already have them all written up? I hope you do all seven years for Angelina, because this is amazing.

I see there's still some bitterness for Angelina that Emma's her friend, I wonder how long that'll take to end... Will it worsen when Angelina meets her family again?

I'm so excited for chapter 11!

Author's Response: I don’t have each chapter typed up, although I do have an outline. In fact in the few chapters you’ll get a glimpse into Angelina’s family life as well as a few startling revelations (one about her mother). Stay tuned for more.\r\n\r\nP.S. Chapter 11 is in the queue.

 
Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 05/07/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I can't tell if the first review I left for you showed up on the page, so I'm just going to leave another just in case. Plus, you deserve more than 9 reviews, haha.

I love your OC, she's very fleshed out and believable, plus it's hard to hate her even though she holds some prejudice. That's a difficult feat to pull off. Her interactions between the other characters is very interesting, especially with people like Snape, Lily and Sirius. I think Sirius is jealous of Snape and Angelina!

Anyway, please update soon because story has got me completely hooked. Also, could you tell me how often you update and roughly how long this fic will be? I'd like to know because it always disappoints me to find out that it takes months before an update!

The only complaint I have is the first chapter, which almost turned me away from the story. I'm not sure how to explain, maybe it was too... choppy? Sorry I'm not more specific. But you might want to think about rewriting it so it flows better, maybe that's why you haven't gotten as many reviews as you deserve!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review! Another chapter should be on the way shortly. I try to update regularly, but my beta is very busy and it sometimes takes awhile for her to get back to me. Also I have had to rewrite the story to fit with the information received in book 7. That said, this story should be 20 chapters, which will take us through Angelina’s first year. After that it depends on the level of interest in the story. I have rough outlines for all seven years, but who knows how much I’ll be able to write.

 
Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 03/27/09 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18

Hilarious chapter, I loved how the prank at the lake turned into them all pushing each other into the lake. It's a good reminder that they're all still kids.

I felt bad for James and his boggart being exposed to the whole school, that by itself is close to his own fear.

Good job.

 
Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 06/18/08 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Yay, another update! There haven't been any updates for the other stories in my favorites, so I can't really tell if it's just your story. I'm so glad Emma and Angelina are friends now. And all that info on her natural Occlumency, it was interesting! That was a nice twist on her being related to the Malfoys.

Author's Response: So glad you like.

 
Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 06/04/08 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

There's something wrong with my updates, they're not emailing me whenever a story is updated. So sorry if I'm late, I'll try to keep up. Another great chapter. For some inexplicable reason I like her brother, Rodolphus. And Snape was adorable sticking up for her like that. Wonder if he likes her?

Author's Response: My dear faithful reviewer you are too sweet! And about your updates: Is this just happening for my story or for all your favorites? I’ll try to see if a mod can do anything about it. Thanks!

 
Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 11/04/08 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

You must think that I've forgotten about this story! For some reason, my email didn't alert me for chapters 13 and 14, but it did for 15 for some reason. But I was happy because I had two additional chapters that I'd never read before plus ch. 15. I'm rambling.

Anyway, I'm so excited, Sirius is jealous about that Jonathon thing! It amazes me that Angelina remains oblivious (other then that passage about the uneasy silence and how she doesn't know how to respond when he's "sweet on her"). Can't wait to see how that plays out :P

Author's Response: Glad to hear you’re still reading! I hope you continue to enjoy. There’s more Angelina and Black to come. Stay tuned.

 

Intertwining Fates by x_lily_evans_x
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 87]

Summary: Five people from the different walks of life. One, born of the noble, was pampered; one, born of the dark, was disgraced; one, born of the ordinary, was extraordinary; one was cursed; and one… well, liked cheese.

Five children, five lives. Add five yellowish envelopes with green writing, and their fates are intertwined forever.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 19971 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
Published:
08/10/07 Updated: 01/29/08


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 02/16/08 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Four

Hey, lovely fic you have so far! What I like most about it is it's told from multiple narrative viewpoints. Each character has their own interesting perspective on things and each has their own little story.

Except, I hope you don't mind some CC - Peter feels a little flat to me. Like my heart isn't with him like it is with the other characters. I understand how it might be difficult for authors to write him especially because most dislike him with a passion.

Anyway, keep up the good work!

 

Summary: If a rose is called by any other name, does it smell as sweet? To Scarlet never realized how much fear a name could provoke. Throughout her life, the name Tonks had become as familiar as her right arm. She is estatic when she receives her letter inviting her to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Despite her happiness, she is confused at the name on the letter. How could one name transform friends into enemies? Who is Scarlet Black? But more importantly, who is she?


This is what she wants to know.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 50077 Chapters: 31 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/21/08 Updated: 04/12/10


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 08/31/09 Title: The Secret Life of Scarlet Black

Er, this started off kind of good, but the last chapter really turned me away from the story. Her transformation to the dark side should have been more gradual. You just wrote it so that within one chapter, she turns evil and starts believing in pureblood ideals, despite the fact that she was raised by Ted and Andromeda her entire life. I mean, I would have understood her believing that, but it should have taken more time, with her thinking about her allegiances. Not very convincing if you ask me.

Author's Response: I understand. However, I had to consider the personal trauma she would have gone through. She went through an identity crisis and was questioning who she is. In a way, she has accepted that a new way of thinking comes along with her heritage. My intention was to make it seem a bit more gradual, but I suppose I was not as gradual as I originally thought. Thank you for letting me know, I'll have to go back and change a bit of my wording.

 

Good Things by Cinderella Angelina
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: It's Lily Evan's sixth year. She's pretty busy with school, prefect duties, and spying. You see, she doesn't believe that Regulus Black is as bad as Potter and Sirius say he is. She's determined to find out for herself.

Things get out of hand....

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 10342 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/30/08 Updated: 02/05/08


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 03/05/08 Title: Chapter 1: That Black!

Interesting two-shot, and a good probe into Lily's life. But I have to give out some constructive criticism:

The characters' dialogue was unrealistic and too stilted for sixteen year olds. Your portrayal of Regulus was really odd and just not anything that I pictured of Regulus (but I suppose this is subjective because Regulus is a minor character). He just seemed too polite and friendly to become a future Death Eater, he had to have at least a little contempt for Lily or maybe he thought he was better than everyone else.

And there were some awkward moments in the story that seemed out of place (ie, the ending where Regulus pushed her against the wall and said "I just wanted you to get a taste of what you’re dealing with when you try to mess with a Slytherin."). I think you should of written more before that point, maybe more interactions between Regulus and Lily to get a better understanding of them.

Anyway, that's my opinion. Overall, the story had a lot of potential, it just came off a little dry.

 

Daughter of the Dark Side by Lyra Lestrange
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 305]

Summary: Past Featured Story

Lindsey Tonks appears to be a normal, almost invisible Hogwarts student, but underneath her is someone far from normal. What the world doesn't know is that Lindsey is the daughter of two well-known imprisoned Death Eaters, and has an identity she must hide from the world. Underneath Lindsey is a girl named Lyra Lestrange, a girl who is meant to be a secret forever. But will it last forever?

*Begins in GoF and follows the series through DH.

**Will appeal to fans of the Black family! Prominent characters are Bellatrix, Tonks, Andromeda, Sirius, and (to an extent) Narcissa.

Part Four Synopsis:

It's the summer after Albus Dumbledore's death, and the whole world is falling to Voldemort and the Death Eaters. Broken-hearted Lyra, unable to return to Hogwarts, must go into hiding with her family. It doesn't last long, and eventually Lyra is faced with a choice: join or die. Lyra's decision comes with many surprises, including a new ally who follows her to the final battle of good versus evil. While Lyra's path may seem clear, she finds herself torn between two sides for the final time, and in the end, despite tragedy and loss, Lyra accomplishes the impossible...which defies all of the agreements she and her family ever made.

Three years later, the fic has been completely finished! Enjoy reading it without having to wait for new chapters. Thanks to those who patiently waited and faithfully reviewed!



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

Word count: 156762 Chapters: 57 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/25/08 Updated: 03/05/11


Reviewer: LifeAtRandom Signed
Date: 05/13/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Nice prologue, it sets up the story's background nicely. Can't wait for an update!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! There's a lot more to come!

 
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