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Real name: Erin
Member Since: 10/22/06
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Hey, I'm Erin. I'm 16 years old and am either writing, studying like crazy (since school has now started) or doing photomanipulation in my free time so any banner on here not credited was probably done by me. I'm a member of Hufflepuff on the forums, though I don't seem to be able to stay very active on there, and below is a list of my Works In Progress. I hope you enjoy what you read in my stories!

I am indeed a proud member of the Poetry Club! I've thought about submitting poetry on here but none of it's Harry Potter related soo... that wouldn't really work, would it? ;-x

Updates: December 1, 2007:

Death Wish: There should be about 20 to 22 chapters for this story and chapter 12 just got accepted so feel free to check out that update and review! :p I'll be sending chapter 13 into my betas for comments and corrections, but since I've made the changes I like it shouldn't take that long to get the next chapter posted unless the mods find something that my betas miss. Like always, feel free to email me if you just want to discuss ideas that you think could improve the story or just leave a review if you're too lazy to click the "contact" button right above this huge paragraph. Lol. Either way, I hope you check out my stories and enjoy them when you do.

When Impossible becomes Reality: This is the first part of a series that I have decided to write, dedicated to Luna and my original character, Noah. This first, very short story of about 5 to 6 chapters is meant to explain how Luna and Noah first met in a rather entertaining and (dare I suggest it) comical way. I'm proud to say that so far I have made it on my own, without a beta and chapter 3 has been accepted. I only have a few more corrections to make before submitting chapter 4. I have all the chapters written up to chapter 5 so the story is basically done and just needs to get posted. There should be two more, much longer stories following this one and I hope you all enjoy!
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Laura has been a good friend to Percy for seven years. She took his side during a fight between Percy and Oliver their second year. She accepted Percy the way he was, something most of his brothers couldn't even do. And when the one brother who did understand Percy died, Laura was there to help Percy through it, even though the death hurt her greatly as well.

Yes, Laura has been a good friend to Percy. So why, during their seventh year, is Percy allowing his friend to be lonely and miserable?

A fellow Gryffindor decides to try to ease Laura's loneliness by interfering in her life. The result is that Laura must suddenly deal with new relationships, including an unlikely reconciliation with Oliver.

Laura succeeded in being a good friend when she only had one friend. Now she must learn how to be a good friend to several people... including herself. Oliver/OC


"Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy - for friendship's sake." -William Blake

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 142992 Chapters: 22 Completed: Yes
03/21/05 Updated: 01/21/07

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 01/21/07 Title: Chapter 1: Loneliness and Sympathy

Loved the first chapter. im glad your story has more than 10 chapters too. i dont believe you can develop a good enough plot in less than 12. i look forward to reading the next.

Author's Response: Oh, I\'m glad at least one person is just beginning the story now that I\'ve finished writing it. Makes me a little less sad to be done with it. Hope you enjoy the rest!


Casualties of Heart by Perselus
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 209]

Summary: A passion one can't control, an addictive affair... to what lengths desire and love can take a person?

Categories: Hermione/Snape Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1079 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
04/27/05 Updated: 04/27/05

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 05/28/08 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

Wow.... I didn't see that coming but the beauty and originality of it all completely blew me away. I wonder why a one-shot was getting so many reviews and now I know.

Absolutely brilliant, down to the last word and I think you forever have my respect as a writer. 10/10, without a second thought.

-Beauty Fades


Sins of the Father by TheVault
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 394]

Summary: There was something about him that made him irresistible to her. Siobhan Murphy will go to any lengths to ascertain her deepest desires - but when the object of those desires is a married man twice her age with secrets darker than she can imagine, she will find herself caught in a scandalous liaison that she can't walk away from. Not Canon-Compliant.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Non-Consensual Sex, Sexual Situations, Suicide, Violence

Word count: 71232 Chapters: 25 Completed: No
06/02/05 Updated: 06/18/09

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 10/11/07 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Of a Stranger

I loved this chapter. You did such a lovely job of portraying Potter and the whole detention scene, all together was absolutly adorable. I greatlt enjoyed it and the dialogue. Very good.

*Beauty Fades


Summary: The whole wizarding world is in uproar after the death of Dumbledore. All Death Eaters have a price on their heads. During these troubled times Hermione finds Draco Malfoy practically on her doorstep- with no memory of who he is or what he's done. Why is he there? Why does he wake screaming every night? And how can she deal with a Malfoy who regards her as his best friend... or maybe more?

Categories: Hermione/Draco Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 35394 Chapters: 13 Completed: No
11/18/05 Updated: 11/28/07

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 09/08/07 Title: Chapter 7: Revelations

Aww. Sad chapter but very good all the same. I dunno if I want Malfoy to have black hair. Lol. He was always to sexy with the platinum blonde that I'm not sure if I can imagine him with anything else. Lol. I'm glad that Hermione and Draco's relationship seems to be moving along, though. Greatly enjoying this story.

Author's Response: Thanks very much! Draco\'s hair colour may change yet again... you\'ll have to wait and see!


Not Another Mary Sue Fic! by Air Elemental
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 102]

Summary: A Mary Sue Parody fic! Infinity Babe has moved from New York to Hogwarts with her 'oh-so-evil' parents. Can Harry and the gang stop her from warping canon? Not to be taken seriously. Rated PG-13 for a reason. Scriptfic.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Sexual Situations, Slash

Word count: 4686 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
01/02/06 Updated: 11/06/07

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/10/07 Title: Chapter 1: Act One

Wow. I've never read these before but they're kind of funny. Not in the side-splitting, tear-jerking, laugh out loud kind of way, but more like it's so weird that you become strangely addicted to read the randomness written below, strangely wondering in your head how bored the person who wrote this was and what the mod was thinking when they accepted it.


Author's Response: Yes... it\'s stange isn\'t it...


A Tale of Two Matchmakers by Kerichi
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 1387]

Summary: Romance for three couples when Blaise and Luna use Shakespearean styled matchmaking to hook up Ginny and Draco. There's Much Ado about...something!

Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance-Non Canon 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2010 mods changed the rules (they got tired of the same fics being nominated ^_~) so no more QQ hopes, but that's okay. No proof is needed that Draco/Ginny = love.  

* Written before the HBP, this tale presents an alternate sixth year in which Dumbledore lives, Draco is more than a foil to Harry, and Blaise Zabini is a girl. I hope readers who ship Draco/Ginny will enjoy the story which includes dancing with faeries, Celtic and Norse mythology, school holidays in London and Spain, and loads of fantasy and romance. "Is this a kissing book?" (to quote the Princess Bride) Yes, it is. *

(Warnings were added for safety, due to brief allusions in later chapters, not graphic content.)


Categories: Draco/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 312843 Chapters: 52 Completed: Yes
01/06/06 Updated: 03/25/07

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/19/07 Title: Chapter 2: Let's Get it Started

Scary dancing, eh? Well you can boogie some more. Here's another one. Another good chapter. Thought it was creative that they were both have the same dream so I shall hurry to finish writing this and skip onto the next chapter.

-tap dances away-

Author's Response: You have me humming a song from Napoleon Dynamite. Dance, nothing left for me to do but dance,

Thanks for that! :D

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/19/07 Title: Chapter 3: Getting Girly and Green Eyed

Love it, love it. Very creative way of describing how Malfoy and Blaise were getting to know each other without spelling it out.

What? Another chapter? Why yes, of course I'll read it. Only 49 more to go.

Author's Response: Take one down, pass it around, 49 chapters of fic on the wall... :D Thanks!

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/19/07 Title: Chapter 4: A Kiss, A Dance

I turned retarded at the end and didn't understand why Malfoy was mad. Was it because Ginny didn't do anything? They knew they were going to get in trouble.

Very good chapter and very creative. Also, just for fun and something to gush all girly about, "Omg! It was sooo cute when Blaise got kissed. It was all like, *1st*. And I was all like, Aww! It was just... omg. omg. omg" -flutters eyelashes and giggles nonstop-

Anyway... (-cough-) lol. Ooo! What shall chapter 5 bring? I'm off to find out and leave another 'mazing (and strangely original, but let's not forget copyrighted) review.

-pokes- -runs away- (a.k.a. A hit and run...)

Author's Response: He\'s mad because he thought he wanted to drive her crazy, and instead it\'s driving him crazy that he wants to kiss her! :D

Gushy, non-gushy, any way you review it is fab for me! *cherishes the \'good chapter and very creative\' bit while rubbing eye that was poked*

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/19/07 Title: Chapter 5: Protesting Too Much and Testing Potions

Aaawwww! hehe... That was a very good chapter. Again. I can't wait to see if Ginny corners Draco and I loved the part with Luna and Harry. I'm a huge fan of her and her quirky ways.

Onto the chapter of seven. -tango's out with draco, the smexy beast- (I know what you're thinking and yes. Yes, it is copyrighted... o.O)

Author's Response: Ginny doesn\'t \'corner\' Draco until ch 9, heh, and as for Luna and Harry...I\'m a fan of her, but after HBP I no longer think Harry deserves her. Sigh.

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/19/07 Title: Chapter 6: Oh gods, a Gusher

*depression* -deep sigh-

-trudges reluctantly onto chapter 6-

Author's Response: You reminded me of my favorite quote from A Knight\'s Tale....

\"To Trudge: the slow, weary, depressing yet determined walk of a man who has nothing left in his life except the impulse to simply soldier on.\"


Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/19/07 Title: Chapter 7: Black Knight

Ok. I'm happy again. It was mainly poor Terry that twas makin' meh sad. I do like boi's with the sexy hair. -winks-

Once again I must comment on how adorably cute Harry and Luna seem together in this fic. Cute being the right word for once because so far they're the only ones not touching, cornering or lusting after one another 20-4-7. Though Luna is questionalable. Hehe...

Yay! Spanish guitar!

I shall now waltz my way onto Chapter 8. (yes I did accidently put 6 last time). -prepares to waltz away- -falls on face after merely lifting foot-

-crawls away-


Author's Response: I\'m sure your crawl was akin to a ballet dancer\'s, filled with grace and beauty, LOL.

The word is seem I\'m afraid, but boys with fab hair (whether or not they\'re skaters, heh) are very nice indeed.

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/20/07 Title: Chapter 8: Dancing with Faeries

I do believe in fearies! I do, I do!
That was a good chapter
Through, and through!
Now I shall move on
On to, on to!
Chapter 9, which comes to 10

Gooo Team! (-goes to kill self with shame of retarded cheer-)

[There is no "i" in team. But there is in Multiple Personality Disorder. o.O *cheesy grin* *scoots away*]

Author's Response: Have you seen \'Who\'s Line is it Anyway?\' You were doing improv, and I tip my hat...a big one, with a dashing feather. :)

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/20/07 Title: Chapter 8: Dancing with Faeries

I do believe in fearies! I do, I do!
That was a good chapter
Through, and through!
Now I shall move on
On to, on to!
Chapter 9, which comes to 10

Gooo Team! (-goes to kill self with shame of retarded cheer-)

[There is no "i" in team. But there is in Multiple Personality Disorder. o.O *cheesy grin* *scoots away*]

Author's Response: Deja vu review...there\'s a glitch in the Matrix! :D

Thank you again!

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/19/07 Title: Chapter 1: Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Very good beginning chapter. At first I didn't like how much you kept switching between Luna and Blaise but it worked out alright. You did a good job of showing Luna's thoughts in a way where they made since but still fitted her personality. Wonder how hard that was. lol. Now it's off to Chapter 2!

Author's Response: Thanks! The first chapter is the only one with the back-and-forth pov between Blaise and Luna. The others are rotation, different order every chap, but every chapter has 4, Draco, Ginny, Blaise and Luna. ^_^


If I Ask You To by Aoide
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 54]

Summary: After a traumatic event in her life, Lily Evans has thrown away the key to the door to her past and all those who were part of it, including James Potter. Trying to forget everything, Lily has also forgotten who she is. She won't let anyone help her, especially James Potter. Could she find herself again? And if so, would she like what she sees?

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 11385 Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes
01/26/06 Updated: 03/23/06

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 10/15/07 Title: Chapter 1: Parts I & II

Very good first chapter. Your writing style, I can tell is set to match the tone of this story and therefore it comes across as deep and slightly poetic.

Every once in awhile I'll read stories where authors try and use the same technique of writing, but often it is overdone and ends up seeming too forced and therefore becomes tiring. So it's a compliment indeed when I say that you portray it very well, and defanitly don't overdo it.

The dialogue at times can seem a bit boring and pointless, as though the characters would have been better off saying nothing, but since words exchanged are far more scarce than words describing, I can be too picky or absolute in my judgement in that area quite yet.

All in all, though, it flowed wonderfully, was very entertaining, a proper leangth, and I am especially impressed on how well you managed to fill us in on what happened to Lily so that we don't feel utterly confused, but left out what happened to James and any other small details. Very nice indeed, and now I am off to read Chapter 2. Hopefully it will be just as fufilling as this one.

-Beauty Fades


Regrets by woomama
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 207]

Summary: Taking place after HBP. Professor Snape has been found to be a spy and He-who-must-not-be-named has imprisoned him in an enchanted cottage, until he can find a use for the Potions Master.

Categories: Hermione/Snape Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 44597 Chapters: 12 Completed: No
03/01/06 Updated: 08/13/07

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/24/07 Title: Chapter 1: Redemption

Wow. This is very good for a first story which actually isn't saying much at all since anyone's first story could be good if they have the right style and knack for it.

*cough* On past the rambling..... lol. Very good first chapter. I greatly enjoyed the dialogue which (yes) is sometimes a rare thing for me.

His/ her comebacks were always seemingly original and fresh. Bonus points for you and your ickle first chapter.

I'm off to Chapter 2.

Author's Response: beauty - Thank you for reading my story, I am pleased that you are enjoying it thus far. Please feel free to ramble anytime. ~woomama

Author's Response: beauty - Thank you for reading my story, I am pleased that you are enjoying it thus far. Please feel free to ramble anytime. ~woomama

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/24/07 Title: Chapter 4: Awakening

I'm surry to hear that you got an immature review. Bad reviews can sometimes bring us down as well but immature one's are simply frustrating.

I really do enjoy this story a lot but as instructive critizism from one writer to another: It seems like you're rushing things a bit and for me that does two negative things.

1. It makes the dialogue less enjoyable which is something I always look at and subcounciously use to determine my over-all opinion of the writer and the story, whether I mean to or not.

and 2. It makes the story-line/ story and characters seem more elementary and rushed as well. All the way from their thoughts, which can sometimes seem a bit rash and out-of-place, to simply the actions that occur.

Please, please, please don't get too discouraged by these comments. They are merely meant to be constructive and at least for me, maybe help this or future stories be a little more enjoyable.

Like I said before: great story and story-line. I just don't want you to rush too much. There's my review. Now I'm off to the next chapter. I hope this wasn't too harsh for you.

Author's Response: Oh yes, I received not just one immature review but several. I was quite happy when that was over and they were removed. I would never complain against a bad review that offered insightful and mature content. However, \"Cow Manure\" written several times as well as other goading remarks can be considered neither. As to your comments, don\'t every worry about offering criticism to me, I appreciate those who offer to help me to be a better writer, as I am far from professional. I agree with your assessment that the early chapters seem rushed. I wish, now, that I had taken more time with them. I think that later chapters have a matured a bit. Thanks for the continued support. ~woomama

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/24/07 Title: Chapter 5: Confessions

Ahh... Much better. Still seems just a little rushed and yes, sadly I agree with your footnote in saying that Snape does seem a tad mushy. Hopefully you fixed that on your own, though.

Heading onward.

Author's Response: Yes, I think that you will find that the chapters will continue to improve. *hopefully, you will think so too* As for mushy Snape, all I can say is thank goodness he found that Skel-e-gro and regrew his spine. ~woomama

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/24/07 Title: Chapter 6: Consequences

Ouch. Poor ickle Severus. First depression and now name calling.

*sigh*The rugged description sounded pretty darn smexyish though. -wink- You know?

Author's Response: Yes, smexy was invented by Severus. ~woomama

Reviewer: beautyfades Signed
Date: 08/24/07 Title: Chapter 7: Entrapment

Mm! I know complained that things were moving too slowly but that was like chapter to chapter. This exrutiating wait and more and more drama is making meh ansty.

Oh well. I shall be patient and read on.

Author's Response: I must be doing something right then, if I have made you antsy. hehehe. ~woomama

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