Saturday, April third, 2010 -
It's been forever since I've updated this thing.
There's was a time when I was a very avid fanfiction writer, but alas, that time has passed. I do still write sporadically (VERY sporadically - I wrote my last fic, 'Looks' something like a year ago), but unfortunately, school makes writing on anything vaguely resembling a regular schedule impossible.
I would love to write some more during the summer, and I plan to. I'd especially love to continue 'Tamed' over the summer, becuase I'm afraid I've rather fallen in love with the pairing.
So, stay well you lot, and I suppose I'll see you all in summer '10!
Summary: Voldemort attacks the Potters, James and Lily try to protect their beloved baby boy. Then suddenly they're in a house they do not know. Harry isn't with them and they don't know what happened. Where are they? And who are the redhead children running down the stairs? Why have they been sent?
The story is placed in the future, years after Voldemort's death, but danger is still lurking.
Features Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione.
Joint winner in the genfic category of the Multifaceted Fanfiction Awards
a warm and truly fulfilling story. One of the best I've read in a looong time. You clearly have a gift!
Author's Response: *blushes* Thank you so much. I\'m glad you think so.
Summary: On the last day of Hogwarts, James has a surprise for Lily: a proposal.
awwwww... that was sweet :)
Summary: After the war, things are difficult for Harry. He has removed himself to a quiet corner of New England with Ron, Hermione, and Ginny. All four of them struggle to get through their first Christmas season together while missing so many of their family members and friends.
awww that was really cute. i think i may have warm-fuzzy syndrome *gasp*
Summary: The most succinct summary ever!! My "Book 7" told with revolving POVs from Hermione, Ron and Harry's perspectives. It's got it all! Romance, mystery, intrigue, Horcruxes, humor, international travel, house-elves, new characters, Voldy, the Burrow, and at least one wedding...
wow this is addictive... need... more... :)
Author's Response: Thanks so much...you\'ve got some more chapters to read...keep goin\'! :-)
Summary: Lily thought she was in for a boring summer... but James Potter had other ideas. Love Letters, with a rather bizarre twist.
he he nice little cliffy here
Summary: Harry has an opportunity to view a Pensieve memory of his parents—When Lily overhears James commenting on Remus’s “furry little problem” the Marauders must do some fast talking to get themselves out of a sticky situation.
*warm fuzzy* that made me smile.
Summary: 2008 QSQ Awards Runner-up for Best Post-Hogwarts
Harry defeated Voldemort. Harry married Ginny. Harry and Ginny had five children. Harry disappeared. My name is Lily Potter, and this is the story of what happened when my father returned after six years missing to find my mother about to re-marry. This is the story of myself, my crazy family, and most of all, this is the story of my parents and the man who tried to come between them. (pre-Deathly Hallows)
"Oh, I can so die happy now!" -Sirius Potter
Anpther wonderful chapter ends in a cliff- hanger... NO!!
Author's Response: I really should stop my nasty cliff-hanger habit before I fall off one of my own cliffs. *Sigh* Too bad I\'m addicted.
not another *gasp* cliff-hanger! REALLY good though!
Author's Response: Sadly I\'m just addicted to cliff-hangers. Shame, really. Too bad there\'s no cure.
Summary: A collection of one-shots centered around celebration, happiness, family, or love. Each chapter is a different one-shot from a different mod-- a gift from us to you. Happy birthday, MNFF! *Bows to Authors*
awww warm fuzzy
Summary: Ginny never expected for things to turn out the way that they did after Voldemort's defeat. Who knew that Harry would push away? Who knew that he was capable of walking right out of her life? Yet still he did, without a single word to her for five years.
oooh! Conflict! Me likey this story!
Summary: Lily has planned this meeting from the day she and James began dating. First, there would be the greetings between James and her parents. Then, dinner would come. This would be closely followed by a time to just chat and have her parents and boyfriend become acquainted with each other. Everything would be perfect. But this all changes after her sister’s insufferable boyfriend shows up, “Black” magic goes haywire, and her parents don’t return from ‘their honeymoon all over again’ until the next day. Couples battle it out, and it seems no one will make it out in one piece after three arm wrestling matches, a bounding black dog, and an angry exchange. This meeting is certainly not going as planned...
Chapter 7 Updated!!
ha ha i lke this one.
Author's Response: Yeah! I love reviews like this!
Summary: Parody of the song 'Frosty the Snowman'.
This was originally written for the Winter Tales' second challenge, A Christmas Carol Parody.
HA! me love!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it, thanks for reviewing! :)
Summary: So many children had passed through her class in the small Primary School of Little Whinging, and Miss. Morrison liked to think she remembered them all. The shy ones, who hid behind their mothers legs or curled up in their fathers protective arms; the boisterous ones, who ran in small, never ending circles with boundless energy. The smart ones and the ones who struggled, sometimes bravely and sometimes with tears and tantrums. The short ones and the tall ones, the sweet and the mischievous; they were all special to her, in their own way, and they all earned themselves a special place in her memories. All of them, that is, except for one.
aww. I really liked this one, especially the end.
Author's Response: Thank you very much =)
Summary: Ron and Hermione are in a rut this Christmas. They’re married, yet they don’t have that much money to buy each other gifts; especially after they have already bought all of their family and friends things.
Ron and Hermione both realize they know what to get each other, but when they go to buy it, they know they don’t have the money. They can’t get the gift.
Ron and Hermione realize that as long as they have each other, they’ll get through anything.
This was written for the Christmas Challenge, the prompt, Gift of the Magi. I am Ron x Hermione, of Hufflepuff.
Won second place in the Prompt!
This was heart-warming and ironic (is that oxymoranic?)
I love how you had Ron and Hermione several years older, but still in character. You represented how much Hermione and Ron care for eachother by showing they would give up some of their most prized possesions, just to give the other a happy christmas.
One thing I found a bit odd was that Hermione and Ron waited seven years to get married when they're obviously crazy about eachother. was it the complications of the war?
Still, amazing fic! I look forward to more!
Author's Response: Aw! Te he! Thanks Ashley! Uh.. yeah. Ron and Hermione waited that long to get married because of the war, yes. LOL, thans for your lovely review! ~Lindsey :)
Summary: Ron and Hermione were married, in love… and had even had a child.
But Voldemort had ripped it apart, just like he had so many other families. And Ron doesn’t know how to live with himself. He no longer has the will to live, no less survive normally. He means to Apparate to the Burrow, when something goes wrong.
He now walks along a deserted highway. He encounters a pair of Muggles, one of them in love with a car, and his girlfriend.
But then, he encounters something that he hadn’t anticipated. A pub, from the middle of nowhere at that, comes into existence. Ron finally realizes that life must go on, even if it is without your family.
This was originally written for the New Year's Challenge Contest, prompt, The Sign of the Green Dragon. I am Ron x Hermione, of Hufflepuff.
Oh Lindsey! You just killed my favorite character! But you did it beautifully! So, on with my review (it feeels so wierd to be critiquing my beta): YOU left out a few words every now and then like 'she didn't __ how..." something was missing. Voldemort reffered to Hermione as Mrs. Granger... shouldn't it be Mrs. Weasley? And it seemed a little odd that Ron and Hermione didn't have more security around there home, but I LOVE IT!
Author's Response: Well, I let Voldy call Hermione Miss Granger because.. well, it just seemed to fit that he wouldn\'t be calling her a Weasley yet. My beta pointed that out as well, you have a good eye. I know, I felt absolutely horrid about killing Hermione... but it went along with the story! I\'m so glad that you love it, Ashley! ~Lindsey :)
Summary: Hermione and Ginny spent one last day with each other while cancer steals one friend from the world. No slash, post-Hogwarts.
I’ll respond to every review!
To Dead Poetic's "Glass In The Trees"
That was really good! I liked how gave a summary of the war without focusing on it and your characterisation was spot on! Nice job!
Author's Response: major thanks...i felt that the point of the story wasn\'t the war but it was always in the back of thier minds.
Summary: Dean Thomas is not a wizard. Wizards aren’t real. He knows that! However, a letter from a mysterious man, who claims to be his father, turns this belief upside down. In the process of discovering who he really is, Dean discovers a lot more than he bargained for.
Kelly! Another amazing chapter! Though I'm the lucky one, as I always get to read it first! *grins superiorly*
Anyways, as I said, you're doign a great job, Klley! You have such a flair for this!
Author's Response: Ashley! *huggles* Thank you so much for being not only a great beta, but a wonderful person for leaving me a review! And all of your little suggestions only make this better. Thank you!
Summary: Hermione is Draco's new boss. In this situation comes hatred, arguments, and maybe even some passion.
This was written for the Dumbledore's Hat Fic Exchange in the SBBC. My quote was: "Granger, I really can't believe what sort of crap I have to do for my job." (from a poem by coppercurls) Nikki, this is yours. I hope you like it.
Wow, Alison. Yours was one of the most unique Draco/Hermione fics I’ve ever read. This was a great story for the fic exchange (*high fives fellow SBBC-er*) and I’m sure Nikki will love it.
At first, I was a little surprised by the first-person story-telling approach, especially with Draco, just because he’s such a hard character to write dialogue for, let alone to show his thoughts, so very well done on that front.
“But I’ll have to work with someone else.”
I thought this was a great insight to Draco’s character. He is, and probably always will be, a loner. He doesn’t have many friends, nor does he really desire any. He’s very much like Voldemort in that respect, I think.
“After all, Kingsley was not at all impressed or scared by shouting, unfortunately.”
This was another great insight into Draco’s character; also, the word choice is great.
One thing I did pick up about your Hermione characterisation was that she seemed to be rambling quite a bit, especially in the beginnings. I really can’t see Hermione doing this; she seems the sort of person who’d make a plan for what she wants to say before speaking, and then sticking to it, or at least catching herself before she gets too far off track.
On that note, in the beginning, Hermione’s dialogue with Draco felt unnatural. It felt forced (I’m not sure if this was your intention, based on the characters’ history) and also, a bit too informal. Hermione doesn’t usually say things like “Yeah”. The way she speaks, especially to people she’s not particularly fond of, is usually very formal. However, by the end of the story, I thought her exchanges with Draco were spot on. This passage especially, I thought was rather good:
“ ‘So every member of the Golden Trio got to work at the Ministry the day the Dark Lord died, even though none of you finished Hogwarts, is that right?’
‘Major favouritism, isn't it? I guess all rules can be bent for people like you, right? Who cares if you used Unforgivable Curses! You saved the world!’
‘I don't appreciate your sarcasm,’ she said coldly.
‘Well, that's just too bad. I hate doing things you don't appreciate, after all.’
She turned away from me.”
What Draco says and Hermione’s reaction is great here. The tone of this passage is great as well. Draco is bitter to the exact right extent. The trio did get off rather easily for everything they did, while the Malfoys (rightly) fell from grace after the war. This was portrayed perfectly.
One more thing I saw, though not especially noticeable in this passage, was the lack of description between dialogue. Sometimes, almost entire sections go by without any description after a character says something. The reader (or at least myself) gets curious about what’s going on during exchanges of dialogue. What is the character’s tone like? How are they reacting? (If there’s someone else watching the exchange) how are other’s reacting?
Lastly (I’m sure you’re getting sick of me :]), though I assume some increment of time passed, the ending, approached rather fast. It would have been great if instead of “*~*” you had given some description of time passed in between these sections. Perhaps conversations Hermione and Draco had with other characters about what had been happening at work/ with the other. It would have tied the story together a little better, in my opinion.
I did, however, love the actual ending, especially the Mr. Medina-inspired speech Hermione gave, it applied very well to the story, and I thought Malfoy’s pseudo-aggressive reaction was very fitting as well. Very well done!
So, to wrap it all up, as I said, I enjoyed this story immensely. You managed to bring to very different characters together in a believable way, and the banter between Draco and Hermione was enjoyable to read, and realistic at that. Great job!