Penname: the_wind [Contact]
Real name: James
Member Since: 09/21/06
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Status: Member

Last Updated: 8/8/09: I'm back. Won't be too regular a visitor, have higher priorities, but I might as well visit MNFF every now and then now it actually works :)

So you're so bored with everything else that you've come to visit my humble biography? Well, I'm afraid you won't find that this improves your mood much, but, oh what the heck. I'm a Potter fanatic and can proudly say that MNFF introduced me to the world of fanfiction; it was the first fanfiction site I frequented and I registered on my 13th birthday. I don't come on here much anymore, unfortunately, MNFF stopped working on my old computer and I lost the habit.

Harry Potter's definitely my favourite book (series), but I'm an avid reader in general, particularly in the fantasy genre. My other favourites include Twilight, the Inheritance cycle and David Eddings' books.

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Summary: The war is on and the only person with the power to stop Voldemort's second reign of terror is sulking alone in a cold, dark room. The unexpected arrival of an old school chum in Privet Drive jolts him to action, however, as Harry begins his most exciting year at Hogwarts. Year 6 will include a visit to the ancient village of Godric's Hollow; a first hand account of the 1000 year old quarrel that ripped Hogwarts apart; a Fred and George-style farewell to a certain ex-Minister of Magic; and the discovery of the Half-Blood Prince, a mysterious figure who holds the key to winning the war...

(And, as J.K. says, what's life without a little romance?)

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 202909 Chapters: 49 Completed: Yes
01/19/05 Updated: 08/01/07

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 08/02/07 Title: Chapter 49: A New Beginning

It's a pity you aren't going to write a sequel, because I need something to occupy me since Deathly Hallows has been released. While I'll admit that no-one could compare to the great JKR, that's not to say that this story doesn't come close.

I'd seen this story a fair few times in the Recent Stories section, but I hadn't been a fan of alternate universe year 6 fics. One day I was a bit bored, so I gave it a shot and loved it. I've followed it since and I wasn't disappointed by the ending. I've seen a very small collection of excellent fics, and this is one of them. Looking forward to any other stories you write!


Summary: Dumbledore- much to the dismay of several students- has decided to throw a Hallowe'en Masquerade Ball. The Trio, along with a few friends, are horrified at the prospect, and immediately resolve to do everything in their power to get out of going. Along the way, they make new friends, form strange alliances, and even find love. A tongue-in-cheek look at various fallacies within the fandom. Blaise/Hermione, Neville/Padma, Harry/Millicent, and a lot of UST between Ron and Draco. Some OOCness involved (what did you expect? It's a humour fic.)

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Slash

Word count: 2083 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
03/09/05 Updated: 03/09/05

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 10/09/06 Title: Chapter 1: Episode One: The Fangirl Menace

Will you PLEASE hurry up and update? 90% of your stories - even the in-progress ones - haven't been updated in, like, years! And that's sad because loads of them (like this one) are really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really good! UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!


Blood of the Heart by kjpzak
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 915]

Summary: Past Featured Story7th Yr Sequel to Ancient Magic. It is now known the power of immortality resides inside Harry and Ginny. Will their combined powers be enough to protect them from the Dark Lord?

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 266365 Chapters: 38 Completed: Yes
03/27/05 Updated: 04/02/06

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 11/12/06 Title: Chapter 5: Transitions

We wuv you, walla walla Washington...

Author's Response: lol - it\'s fun to say, isn\'t it?!


Life Happens by ColorOfAngels
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 2754]


Life Is What Happens When You Are Busy Making Plans.

This is the story of Harry J. Potter and Ginny M. Weasley, their lives, friendships, realtionships and everything in between. Life doesn't always take the road they expect or want, but they soon learn that no matter what they do or how hard they try, the world stops for no man and that simply put, Life Happens.

Primarily Harry/Ginny but with Ron/Hermione background. Picks up after the end of book 5 and continues into Post-Hogwarts.


Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Sexual Situations

Word count: 118251 Chapters: 34 Completed: No
04/11/05 Updated: 11/08/06

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 03/02/07 Title: Chapter 33: Gifts

Good chapter. I've noticed that this is the type of fic where you know it's going to turn out alright but you can never really predict what issue is going to come up next. Thanks for the Dursley scene, and keep up the good work!

Author's Response: you are correct...i have long since promised a happy ending but im not telling anyone how we get there....

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 10/27/06 Title: Chapter 31: Announcements

I think you missed my last review - here it is:

Keep it up! I liked the trailer - although it kept stopping and starting every few seconds I got most of it and it was fantastic!

Author's Response: im glad you liked it and i wil certainly try...

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 10/22/06 Title: Chapter 30: Moments

Great story so far, probably my favourite pre-HBP story and definately on my faves list! Well done and keep it up!

Author's Response: thanks so much! and i\'ll try!

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 11/08/06 Title: Chapter 32: Approvals

Good as ever! I liked the names - my younger brother's first name is Robert and my little sister's middle name is Deanna! Quite a coincidence, huh?

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 10/29/06 Title: Chapter 31: Announcements

Forgot to mention, you're the first of my favourites to ACTUALLY GET UPDATED!!! Let's hope that you being in my faves doesn't slow you down like it has for my other eight. (Though, admittedly, half of those have already been completed...)

Author's Response: lol...well the next chapter should be up within the week...


Summary: A look into the life of Voldy's pet snake, Nagini.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 7566 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
05/01/05 Updated: 11/05/06

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 11/17/06 Title: Chapter 7: The Final Thoughts of Nagini

One of the strangest, stupidest and funniest fics I have ever read - and that's saying something. Oh, btw, when did the day count start?

Author's Response: Um, okay. I\'m glad you liked it. :-) The day count started around 700, if that\'s what you\'re wondering.

Author's Response: I forgot to add that, part of this chapter continued from last chapter, which is why it began with a \"Still Day\" whatever it was. :-)

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 11/17/06 Title: Chapter 7: The Final Thoughts of Nagini

Having just reread, I was wondering, will there be a sequel - perhaps Harry/Nagini?

Author's Response: Now that\'s an interesting pairing. lol But no, there won\'t be a sequel. :-(

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 12/02/06 Title: Chapter 7: The Final Thoughts of Nagini

When I said "when did the day count start?" I meant, when were they counting from? I just don't get what the significance of day zero is.

Author's Response: Oh, okay, my bad. :-)

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 12/02/06 Title: Chapter 7: The Final Thoughts of Nagini

I just re-reread and I've figured out that day 0 was approximately March 30 1994 - toward the end of Harry's third year. I wonder, was that the day Nagini was born?

Author's Response: She wouldn\'t have been able to start her diary the day she was born. :-) Depending how how fast magical snakes grow, I would say at least a year or two before hand.


The Young and the Wizardly by Moon110581
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 189]

Summary: Join in the twisted fun and scandal with this Harry Potter Soap Opera!. ***Thank You to My Wonderful Helper, Black Ink!***

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Slash

Word count: 22906 Chapters: 11 Completed: No
06/04/05 Updated: 04/30/07

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 10/23/06 Title: Chapter 9: Handling Problems

Why does Sirius have potions ingredients. I don't think it's him who is stealing the ingredients though - after all, it does say "breaking into". But then...

Author's Response: Oh the possibilities! lol


Summary: Lord Voldemort is no more, but the victors paid a high price. This story begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s seventh year comes to an end and Ginny's starts. While delving into the ancient story of Merlin, Percy Weasly brings attention to what appears to be the complete collapse of magic. Can he, or anyone stop the changes before it's too late?

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 246004 Chapters: 47 Completed: Yes
09/02/05 Updated: 12/29/06

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 12/31/06 Title: Chapter 47: Epilogue

I'd give you an "A". And no, I'm not just saying that. Even if you had a fair bit of strife, this is probably the best "long" story that I've ever seen. And while you say you were just seeing how well you could build characters, I think that the characters you created are masterpieces. I have seen such characters in The Forgotten Solution as well.

I hope you write many more fanfics. You are a great writer.


Everywhere Else Is Full by saveginny417
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 228]

Summary: Sure, the tales of the Trio are great, and I'm not denying it. But what happens after the end of their story? Death, deception, and disagreements, to name a few things. Join Cora Potter, along with her best friends Olivia and Drew, during their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry- and I can guarantee that you will never see the HP universe the same way again.

Chapter eleven is being painfully slow, isn't it? I promise to have it done by the time the queue reopens!

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 17275 Chapters: 10 Completed: No
10/05/05 Updated: 12/24/07

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 10/19/06 Title: Chapter 8: Celebrations and Consequences

No, no shame, just UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!!

Author's Response: I think you\'re confusing me with someone who has time. if you think this, you are, unfortunately, wrong. I have no time, and therefore cannot update as often as I would like to. but thanks so much for the encouragement and the review!


Dear Dumby by Oppungo
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 714]

Summary: What happens when Dumbledore has his latest "brilliant" idea, to start an advice column, and call it 'Dear Dumby'? Letters from some of our favourite Hogwarts students, some of our not so favourite Hogwarts students, some not even Hogwarts students at all, and, of course, lots of madness!

Pre-HBP for obvious reasons!
Nominee for the Best Humour Award in the Quicksilver Quill Awards! Many thanks to all who voted for it!

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 18182 Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes
11/09/05 Updated: 09/08/06

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 09/21/06 Title: Chapter 12: The Notice - Part 2

Great story, I really liked it. Straight onto the favourites list, goes this one.

Author's Response: Thanks, and yay for faves!


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Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 0 Chapters: 0 Completed: No
12/31/69 Updated: 12/31/69

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 12/08/06 Title: None

How much longer...?

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 12/19/06 Title: None

That's it. From here onwards, I will not be checking this fic until I see it in the Recent Stories column. I just can't stand the disappointment of looking up this fic only to find that you still haven't given any indication that you've even been on MNFF.

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 10/21/06 Title: None

You don't seem to have been on MNFF in a while, otherwise you'd have updated by now. Come back soon.

Reviewer: the_wind Signed
Date: 09/21/06 Title: None

I only just signed up (my 13th birthday is today) but I have been following your story for months. It's been a while since you've updated, so that'd mean the next chapter is coming along, wouldn't it? I certainly hope so because I really like this story. This is going straight to my favourites list.

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