About me: Um, nothing much to say, I'm your typical 16-year old brunette from the States. My name is Marie...I like to write, vaguely depressed... There's really not much to say about that. Though if you would be kind enough to review my stories I would appreciate it greatly. I am also a proud member of both Gryffindor and SPEW on the beta forums. Oh and I do some beta-ing too. If you want to contact me, just click the handy little link thing that says Contact and I'll get it, eventually...
Oh! And I do post my stories on other sites. I have the same name on fanfiction.net, but that account has been rather abandoned because I don't get any reviews. And on HPFF I have the account under the name Avada Kedavra.
A Muggle in Hogwarts:Chapter 11 submitted (finally!) it's quite short, a little over 1,000 words. Sorry, but adding more scenes to that chapter felt wrong. I'm 1,000 words into Chapter 12 (The Aftermath) and that will be submitted after Chapter 11.
Les Malefices D'esprit: Chapter 5 got accepted, working out the basics on Chapter 6...
I'm truly sorry to the readers of my chapter fics. I finally did do an update, but was it in one of those? No, it was some one-shot about Umbridge. *Headdesk* I'm sort of in a writer's block and I greatly apologize, plus I'm under some minor stress to find a job (me and my excuses) AND I have summer biology to take (so I can take AP Bio next year), not to mention practising for my driver's liscense (ah, to be 16) so I am somewhat weighed down. I hope you can bear with me, and the fact that these fics may not be updated for another month...
Spectacular! Is this fic over? Or will you be writing more? (Please do! It's not really finished.) I liked the return of the sign, especially how Draco was "doing it for charity." A ten!
Author's Response: It's not finished, no. I'll keep going until I run out of ideas. ;)
I've written half of what could potentially be the next chapter, this time from Hannah Abbott's POV, to be different. So, no, it's not over. *grin*
That would be interesting, I've always wondered what the Hufflepuff common room is like. Maybe they don't have one...Haha, that would be kind of funny. "Gryffindors, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, you guys take the common rooms. Hufflepuff...we're out of common rooms...."
it was sort of hard to follow, it's kind of distant. And if Voldy doesn't want to kill muggles...what sort of blackmail do the death eaters have on him to make him do so? his favorite teddy bear?
Ooh, close to the last chapter. This has been an amazing fic! (One small typo I noticed, when you describe Reynard's hands, you say "course and calloused". I believe "course" is actually spelled "coarse".) Remus lives! After so much suspension we finally have the answer. I greatly enjoyed the dialogue between Remus and Rey, it was extremely well written. Did his wolf die? Is that even possible? Or am I just going to have to sit and wait for the next chapter? Anywho, keep up the great work!
This was a great chapter, well the entire hospital drama was really. Though I thought you made Poppy sound a lot like Mrs. Weasley, but that might not be a bad thing. You characterized Tonks perfectly, I thought. Though it sounds like there might be a bit of romantic chemistry between the two of them. (?)
There was one sentence where you wrote "His mirror self stared back", did you mean his reflection? That struck me as a bit odd, that's all. Still it was a wonderful chapter, hopefully I'll find time to read more later!
I really love this story. You have wonderful imagery and the characters are very well done. My only complaint is that I think it was a little out of line for Malfoy to directly confront a teacher. That should have earned him a detention. It would have worked better if Lupin had overheard Malfoy and then said his come-back. Though I did like the weasel part. Also it's Defense, there is no "c" in the word. I noticed that you "Defence teacher" both here and a couple chapters back. All in all though, I really love this fic! I shall read more...
Really well done, a few repetitions of words (surface used twice in two sentences) but I can't wait for you to update!
This story is very well written, I especially like the effort you put into all the sonnets and excerpts. I would read more, but I have a volleyball game to go to! I can see why this is a "featured" fic.
Ooh, they finally kissed! Who was Patryk? Are we going to find out later? This was a great chapter! I hope you update soon!
It wasn't bad, I just didn't think it was that funny. I understand what you were trying to do...
Lovely chapter, the showdown between Malfoy and McKee is on the horizon. I just noticed that both go by their last names, is that intentional? And does Draco know that Lucius is McKee's father, or does he just suspect it? I guess I'll have to wait until the next chapter to find out.
I really love the idea that some portraits are actually transformed objects. And how you've woven that ring that Harry got from Dumbledore into the story. It seems to be another one of Dumbledore's games. And I'm guessing that the little tune Harry has been humming incessantly also comes from the ring. I can't wait until Hermione translates that parchment, er, skin. I can't wait for the next installment!
i like it! I'm a huge Ginny fan, though it seems more like it would belong in the "general" category, not the humor one. maybe try to draw the humor out more...
Author's Response: yeah i know! the first cuple chaps. arent that funny anyways but when she gets to hogwarts they will get waaay funnier. during the 2nd chap. i had a major writer block so it would have been more funny if that didnt happen!
Hippies in tye-dye and afros exchanging their own sick twisted version of mood rings. I love it!
Your portrayal of Draco was very IC. You captured his arrogant, snotty attitude wonderfully. It is interesting to see the way he deals with insecurity, since he is such an egotistical person. That was very well done.
Now to a few picky little details. I noticed that while Draco was still in the dormitory you mentioned snow falling outside the window. But the Slytherin common rooms are underground thus they can't really have windows. (I've made the same mistake as well. :-)) Also, you wrote Someone shifted in his or her sleep, but I'm pretty sure that only boys are sleeping in Draco's dormitory, unless your suggesting something ;-). Okay just kidding about that. Also when Draco internally said Voldemort, remember how even the Death Eaters avoid calling You-Know-Who by his real name? They refer to him as The Dark Lord.
All in all, I think you did a magnificent job. You writing style is very nice and descriptive. I could pratically see the Quibbler burning up. And Draco's social situation is very interesting. You're doing a great job! Okay, I'm on to the next chapters!
Author's Response: LOL...thanks for pointing out the little things...I never noticed them! I will change when time permits. I'm glad you thought it was a good chapter...and that you reviewed. Feedback is always appreciated.
Ooh, I really like it so far. The whole thing about Ginny being a cutter and the poems are easily your forte. Not many people can pull off the exchange student thing, usually they input all those awkward social differences, but you did it really well! Bravo! I'll finish the rest tomorrow!
Author's Response: Thanx.....I'm really glad you liked it....
Ooh, I like how you tied in the "exchange student" thing with a more significant plotline. And how you made up the "Maldi"
Author's Response: Thanx again. I thought the Maldi would be an interesting twist......And I guess b/c I've actually met some exchange students, it easier to understand their differences and likenesses
It went well, but I don't understand why Makenna died. Maybe you're going to explain that to us in the next chapter? I think that you should have italisized the journal quotes, it was kind of confusing at first. But overall awesome job!
Author's Response: I appreciate your constructive criticism. In fact I'm very glad you asked. -To answer the 1st one.....I got a bit carried away in that chapter and I didn't have a good flow of words.....It was confusing, even for me, and I wish I would have done it better, but I do have a reason she died which will make sense later on....
Author's Response: Oh yeah...and about the journal quotes........ My comp is really pissing me off....cause I originally had everything that was supposed to be italisized, italisized. But then it never shows up.....I'm definently going to look into that one......
ooh, I really like your story! Update soon!
That was great! The only part I didn't like was when Lily was given one of Hermione's lines. But it was only a little thing. So good job! I hope you update soon!
I really like this story! Interesting information about the Runespoors...Keep updating!