It saddens me to have to remove the images from my profile, but an update was drastically needed.
I am a proud Hufflepuff, a former SBBC-er, and a member of the lovely group, SPEW. All of these can be found on the beta forums. I'm very proud of my participation and membership in all three and they've all helped me to expand as a writer.
I'm also exceedingly proud to share that I've won the QSQ for Best Reviewer. Well, I just don't have the proper words to express how much of an honor this is for me.
If you're here looking for something to review (which I invite you to do), I would like to request that you review some of my more recent work. While I appreciate reviews on everything that I've written, they're always twice as sweet on something that is rather new. That said, please don't review My Father's World (it is definitely on permanent hiatus) or Miss Myrtle (which exists only for sentimental reasons these days).
Other than that, please enjoy and explore my author page! Thank you!
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.)
Actually, when I think of Blaise, the line "She's so fine, there's no telling where the money went..." comes to mind.
Poor little rich girl!
Author's Response: She\'s rich in friends and love...and throughout the story, girlfriend knows the right way to spend her money! ^_~
Ah, that was definitely an interesting little poem. I rather liked how Malfoy's sardonic attitude was apparent throughout, though especially in the beginning. I also enjoyed the stanza of Hermione's that rhymed. Perhaps it was just me, but I kind of hoped that her other stanzas would rhyme as well, just to really offset them from Malfoy's. I was certainly not disappointed by the fact that they didn't rhyme, though.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I admit I originally had many of Hermione\'s responses in rhyme, however, with the words I wanted to use it came out too sing-song like and wound up being distracting, so I switched to free verse (which I\'m more comfortable with anyway). Thanks again.
Oh wow. That was great. I loved how you worked the song into it. Somewhere is one of the best songs ever written, honestly.
In fact, I love it so much that I ended up writing my own little fic for it. (before I found yours) Isn't that a bit weird? However, I might add that it's mostly Trelawney, so it doesn't even come close to this plot.
And, it doesn't hold a candle to this story - it was that good!
Oh, wow! That was brilliant!
Your characterization of Ginny was superb. I’ve never read anything that went so in depth and ended up succeeding. Ginny seemed very realistic, although her vocabulary was a bit advanced. ;)
One of the other things that I really enjoyed was Charlie. We almost never get to see him and it was an absolute joy to read his interactions with Ginny. They seemed to keep her firmly planted in what is real, instead of her imagination.
Anyways, lovely job!
Thank you for this absolutely delightful piece! I greatly enjoyed your characterization of all of the characters, especially Molly and Arthur. The love between them is really well described and demonstrated. I wished that we could have seen a little more of Molly's mother - she seemed to be a great character as well. Overall, this was excellent and I truly enjoyed it.
The plot was very strong throughout the entire thing so...I suppose you're forgiven for the ages it took to update :D
Author's Response: Whew... thanks for that, I was worried. Actually I was, I didn\'t want people to think that I had abandoned the story. Thanks for the review.
After her first kiss with Ron, Hermione asks Ginny for advice. What follows is a lesson in the things we do for love.
This three part story was written pre-HBP, when the future looked, if not exactly rosy, at least not that dreadful shade of Lavender that coloured the Potterverse in the sixth book.
* Rated for snogging ^_~*
*long happy sigh* ....so sweet!
Personally, I like your description of Hermione's datewear better than the dress that she wore in the GoF movie. (Pink?!? wrong, wrong, wrong).
Ron is also the perfect blend between awkwardness and romance...to coin a new phrase: it was "ronniness".
Anyways, I loved this story :D
Author's Response: Yay! You came over from Matchmakers to read this story! I heart you for that! Thank you so much for liking the \'ronniness\' (love that word) I agree about the pink. Pretty, yes, Hermione? No. :D
Aww...that's so sweet! I sincerely hope that things work out like thisfor Ron and Hermione in Book 7.
And, as always, I enjoyed the references to The Princess Bride. You can never have too many of those!!!
Author's Response: Me too, and thanks for enjoying the Princess Bride references. I can\'t believe that film was made so long ago- it\'s a classic! Westley and Buttercup will always be true lovers- like Ron and Hermione. ^_^
I love this story!
The drama between Harry and Ginny is believable and the way that the War ended is realistic. I've read way to many fics where the outcomes of the War are out of this world.
Also, I haven't mentioned this before, but I really like the concept of the Thinking-of-you necklace. I wish those existed in real life! It seems like the perfect gift for Harry to give Ginny.
Again, this fic is excellent; keep the updates comin' :D
So...can we expect an update soon? Please don't abandon the story; it's much too good!!!
Goodness, this is really shaping up into something interesting! Thanks for updating!
Goodness, this is really shaping up into something interesting! Thanks for updating!
Incredible, simply incredible. I was so moved by this story that I've been in tears for a while now (that's a good thing, really). It is so well written that I can feel just how much Dumbledore loves Cathryn. I'm also a hopeless romantic and this fully satisfied my questions about Dumbledore's capacity for love yet his lack of a partner. Congratulations on a job very well done.
Author's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for reading this story! I am thrilled that you enjoyed it so much, tears or no tears. I am rather proud of this story and how well it did in the challenge so to get such a wonderful review three months later is a thrill! Thank you so much for your kind words!! ~Gina :)
I was very impressed when I read this fic. I'd never really read a Hermione/Charlie fic before, and I quite enjoyed this one.
The description in this fic was quite stunning. It really set the mood and was flawlessly done. There weren’t any moments while I was reading where I was able to say, “Oh, the author is using description to set the scene, now.” Instead, the description was perfectly integrated into the plot, which I really enjoyed.
The characterizations of Charlie and Hermione were also extremely good. Hermione's reactions and Charlie's thoughts were so well done and everything seemed so real.
The last line was an absolutely beautiful line. I was so glad that it didn’t end with a declaration of his love for her - it would have been horribly cliched and much to fast. Rather, I really like this idea that he is making a commitment to care for her and an eventual promise to love her once they’ve both healed. And the sappy romantic inside of me just sighed happily.
I really enjoyed this story. Thank you so much.
Sweet! I love this fic so far. I've always tried to picture what the relationship between Alice and Lily might have been like. Anyways, keep those updates comin'!!
Author's Response: thanks!
What an interesting twist! I enjoyed this chapter very much - it seemed very realistic and just like something that a young Tome Riddle would do.
I was rather surprised that Amy would have gone to Tom to have her hair fixed. Although, this probably stems from the fact that the first image that flashed into my mind was that of Tom Riddle in a beauty shop. Actually, it makes sense that she would have only gone to the older children to have her hair fixed; the image just caught me by surprise.
The scene in which Tom tortures Amy was very well written. I liked how there was a minimum of description and how it was mostly focused on the dialogue. I’m not sure if it was your intention, but it makes the reader feel more like Denis - we are almost in the dark about what Tom is doing.
The fact that the “potion” is truly Amy’s vomit (or the basis of the potion - not sure which) is a very clever twist. I was certainly not expecting that. I wonder, though, did Tom know that was going to happen?
Anyways, excellent chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you so much!\r\nThe image of Tom Riddle in a beauty shop made me burst out laughing - it\'s not exactly what I imagined when writing this chapter!\r\nThanks for all the interesting feedback on this chapter, it was very thought-provoking and nice to hear.\r\nCheers,\r\nEllie :D
I felt so terrible for Arthur throughout the entire chapter. From sad to happy to sad – his emotions must be completely worn out!
I found the “hug-between-friends” explanation kind of funny because I’ve used it before. Heh, I hope Molly comes to realize that maybe she and Arthur could be more than friends.
Actually, I also wanted to say that I enjoyed the point of view switch. It was nice to see that Arthur felt the same way I thought (and hoped ) he would.
Kudos on a nice chapter!
Author's Response: I have to admit, I felt for Arthur in this chapter (and I\'m the horrible person causing it all to happen). It was fun getting to write from his point of view for a change though. Thanks for the review! :)
Oh no! Don’t let Arthur do the “rebound thing” with any of Romilda’s relatives. Ahhhh!
That was a really good chapter. I never really thought about how sneaky Arthur might get (that’s Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome, to you. :D). I hope Molly realizes it soon!!
Author's Response: Not to worry, she will eventually come around and see Arthur for the great guy he is. Thanks for the review!
This is excellent. I'm enjoying the fact that Molly's brothers seem to have the same mischevious ways as Fred and George (it must run in the family).
I do have a question for you, are you going to have Molly and Arthur fall in love? Perhaps take that midnight stroll and get caught by the caretaker? Or, if Arthur is older, have him take Molly to the Yule Ball? There are so many interesting ways that this story could go! Anyways, congrats on a well written story, and please update soon. I look forward to it!
Author's Response: Yes, Molly and Arthur will eventually get together. And their midnight stroll will eventually take place. As for the Yule Ball... I have to leave some surprises. :) Thanks for the review!
Heeheehee....I love how you worked Tenebrus into the story. Also, Rita Skeeter isn't terribly original when she sends that bubotuber pus to Hermione; it had already been done before!
Author's Response: Thanks, unfortunately Rita and Alecto were being original, I wasn\'t. Although I hoped that sending bubotuber pus by owl in the wizarding world was something connsidered similar to throwing vitriol in the muggle world (except of course, bubotuber pus doesn\'t cause permanent damage).