**********************Harry Potter Related Stuff***********************
Why I Like Harry Potter: Everyone who knows me at all knows I'm obsessed with Harry Potter and as such, this is the question I get asked the most and the hardest one to answer. I guess I love the books because they're good stories, but it's more than that. They take me from the real world, they ensure that I always have a friend, someone to relate to. They created this wonderful fandom where I've met counless wonderful people. What's not to like about Harry Potter?
My Boggart: Like Mrs. Weasley in OotP, my family being hurt. It would also probably be me squeezed into a tight elevator for eternity.
My Favorite Characters: (in no specific order) Harry, Ron, Hermione (had to get the obvious out of the way), Hagrid, Luna, Sirius, Remus, James, Lily, Dumbledore, Tonks, Neville, and the Weasleys.
My Favorite Ships: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, James/Lily, Neville/Luna or Neville/Lavender, Umbridge/Voldemort (hey, they're both pure evil! Muhahaha!)
How Long I've Been Obsessed and How I Express That Obsession (try saying that five times fast!) : I have been obsessed for five years. Life as I now know it started when I read SS after my Dad ordered all the books and begged me endlessly to read them (how he regrets it now....) and then I went on a field trip to see the movie with my class... it was love at first... word? line?
I express my obsession by listening to MuggleCast every week, visting MuggleNet at least twice a day, being a PiPa member, and of course coming here and to the Forums. I also made my basketball team sing on one of the character's birthdays, but after that I could never convince them to do it again.... spoil sports!
*************A Few Facts Regarding Me******************
My Hero: Jo Rowling. She is an inspiration to all of those who have ever been told, have ever thought, that they can't do this. She proved the whole world wrong by coming up with the best book series ever and becoming the first author worth a billion. Take that, those who make fun of me for calling her "Jo", "like she's my personal friend". Who doesn't, though?
Favorite Books: (Besides the Harry Potter series, the best books forever and ever. Amen) The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets, Princess Academy, all by Shannon Hale; The Maximum Ride Series, by James Patterson; The Lionboy Trilogy, by Zizou Corder; Percy Jackson and the Olympiads Series, by Percy Jackson; The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis; Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen; The Blue Sword, Beauty, both by Robin McKinley; Alas, Babylon, by Pat Frank
*********************** Random Stuff*****************
...and which lesser Harry Potter character are you?
The HP Family Quiz made by Sapphire.
You Are a Chocolate Chip Cookie
Traditional and conservative, most people find you comforting.
You're friendly and easy to get to know. This makes you very popular - without even trying!
The Weasley Boy Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
PotterPuffs are love
Thanks for reading.... PEACE OUUUUT LIKE A GIRL SCOUT (their cookies are amazing, by the way!!!)
Summary: Though Gilderoy claimed credit for the Banshee’s final wail,
It was a witch who cast the curse, and here now is her tale.
This ballad was written by Gmariam of Ravenclaw for the January Ballad Challenge and received third place.
Hi Gina! The rhythm was perfect! The poem itself was tragic, though at least 'ol Lockhart got what he deserved. Wonderful job!
Author's Response: HI there! Thanks for reading this poem. I\'m so glad the rhythm worked for you. It is a bit tragic, on many levels, isn\'t it? Thanks for leaving such a great review!! ~Gina :)
Summary: We all know that Hermione and Krum met in the library... but what really happened between these two?
Very good story! Though I'm a steadfast R/H shipper, this was an excellent tale of what happened when Krum asked Hermione to the Yule Ball and the feelings that ensued. The flow of this story was great! The only thing was, I was.... annoyed.... that it was so short (the "annoyed" thing was really funny by the way! :D )! Good work!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! *blushes* What a lovely review! ....Yes, it is very short- the first time I submitted it, it got rejected for being too short, so this is actually the \"long\" version! Thanks so much again! :-D ~megan~
Summary: I remember.
I won't forget.
An interesting poem! It doesn't rhyme, but who says poems have to? The poem portrays the feelings of Ginny, Hermione, and Ron about Harry briefly. The only thing is how limited the events you wrote about are, but if you included everything, the poem would be a mile long! Good job!
Author's Response: awww, gee. Thank you! I\'ve never been good at rhyming poems, actually. *blushes* Thanks again!
Summary: One-Shot. James/Lily's First Kiss
Good story, very good. It was short, but it ended on a high note. (The last line was pretty funny!)
There weren't many details, but it was a good story without them. An interesting take on their first kiss!
And, sorry, I don't know if the Ginny Healer thing is canon. I always imagined her as an auror or something daring like that, but that's just me!
Author's Response: Thanks! It\'s okay, you aren\'t the only one.
Summary: Meera Rupali Chanduramani has had the media in her face since the day she was born, seeing as she is the daughter of the most feared wizard of the century. However, her values are not the same as her fathers and she wants the world to know. Follow her journey through Hogwarts - classes, Quidditch, romance - and see how she manages to break away from the image as "the princess of evil" - how she manages to cut down the shadow her father cast over her life.
Higher rating for some issues mentioned in later chapters.
DEAR FAITHFUL READERS:
I swear I have not abandoned this fic. It's hard to write because I have so much work to do in college, but I'm writing the chapter little by little as time goes on. I may not be able to upload it until after the hacker problems with MNFF are fixed, but know that this story is still alive and kicking. I am NOT leaving Meera. No way.
Love you all!
Very creative idea! The main character is very likeable, and I love how Harry's son isn't hateful toward Meera. Though I find it hard to believe that Voldemort woul ever want to get married, I think that the way you explained the whole thing is great. Awesome job!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! It\'s always nice to know that my wacko ideas for stories aren\'t too...well...wacko, hahaha.
Summary: PRE-DH Ron and Hermione are getting married...and life chose just that perfect moment to shake them with a shocking discovery...
But love prevails, especially love as strong as Ron and Hermione's. Love unconditional and trusting, no matter the circumstances, makes everything just perfect.
A pretty good story! Short and sweet, definetely. The only thing that could have improved this story is a little more detail, as it was sort of fuzzy at times. But all in all, I liked it a lot!
Author's Response: thank you, loony! :) as for the details, hmmm, can you tell me which parts have been fuzzy to you? i did my best to explain everything through dialogue, because dense descriptions and \'tellings\' instead of \'showings\' in one-shots make me yawn.
thanks you for your kind words!
Summary: Many and many a story depict Fenrir Greyback as a terrible and heartless, brutal monster. This is true. But many years ago, a broad-shouldered and handsome little boy entered Hogwarts for the first time, ready for the best seven years of his life.
Those seven years never happen. When Fenn Grey is bitten by a werewolf, his entire life as he knows it is ended. Faced with rejection, betrayal, and prejudice, Fenn is forced to look for a better life, a better existence. This is the story of how he finds it... with Lord Voldemort.
This is my first fic, so please read and reveiw!
Chapter 5, "A Father's Nightmare", is up!
Fenn, this story is awesome! I love it more and more every chapter! I really love fics that let you get in the minds of characters that you thought were just pure evil, so that you can better understand them. Your Fenrir is such a not-typical Slytherin that you can't help but be attracted to his conscience, his wanting to be a better person. Also, I think it's a great idea to show him as being smart, good-looking, and a bit arrogant... do I detect echoes of Sirius?....it makes him more likeable since I can relate him to someone like Sirius. Great foreshadowing of Layona, not to mention bringing two very important future characters into it! Great job! *huggles*
Author's Response: Hey Loony! =] I\'m so glad you like it! *is terribly flattered* Yep, someone pointed out that my Fenrir is a bit like Sirius... It wasn\'t intentional, but I purposely made him likable and seemingly perfect to show contrast between what he was and what he will become (also, to show that horrible things can happen to the best of people).
*squishes* Thanks so much for your great review! ~Fennnnnnn
Your use of detail was excellent and I think this will turn out to be an awesome fic!
Author's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review--for all of them! I\'m so glad that you like the story--it\'s so encouraging, and I\'ll definitely get out the next chappie ASAP! ~Fenn
A great chapter. I love the way that Fenrir actually has a conscience, that he is unhappy with the way his fellow Slytherins behave. I knew that it had to happen eventually, but it was a little regretful that Fenn decided to "behave like the Slytherin he was"
Just a small note, though someone probably already told you: McGonagall only has one N and two L's. Other than that, I can't think of anything you can improve on. Again, great chapter!
Author's Response: *tackles* Hey there!
Thanks so much for your review--I\'m glad you like Fenn, he\'s such a fun character to write. The end was a little regretful, yes... =( Poor Fenn!
Thanks for the tip-off--I wend back and fixed the spelling before anyone finds out! *shifty eyes* Good, I think I\'m safe.
Thanks again for the sweet review! ~Fenn
Summary: A young man accepts some unfortunate advice from Gilderoy Lockhart on Valentine’s Day.
That was so sweet! I loved it, but I always love your stories. As obvious as this may sound, your rhyming was ingenious. The happy ending was very fitting, too. Great job and Happy Valentine's Day!
Author's Response: Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping to read this fluffy little piece, I\'m really glad you liked it. I had a lot of fun with it, especially with the six line stanzas. I\'m glad you liked the ending, I thought it would be nice to show things turned out well in the end. Who do you think it was about?? Thanks again for reading this and for the lovely review - Happy Valentine\'s Day to you as well! ~Gina :)
Summary: Love comes in all shapes and sizes... doesn’t it?
Luna Lovegood has always believed in things that others don’t. And we’re not just talking about Crumple-horned Snorkacks and the Rotfang Conspiracy--Luna believes in things like House Elf equality and love on first sight.
As soon as he meets her, Barmy the house elf knows that she is different. She sees him as a fellow, an equal. But will she ever see him as more?
In this romantic comedy (featuring Luna Lovegood and a very original character, readers will learn a whole host of answers they've all been dying to find out. Just how weird is Luna Lovegood? Does the Crumple-horned Snorkack really exist? And, most importantly, what is with with those raddish earrings?
Chapter 2, Two Radishes and a Pear, is up!
Hi Fenn! *waves madly*
I love it! It's a great start, with really good descriptioins and much emotion (I felt inexplicable tears well in my eyes at the mother's photo bit). I really like the way you described the Lovegoods' house... I always imagined strange collections of things all over it!
This sounds like a very original idea! It has to be the most creative ship I've heard of ! ;)
Author's Response: Hello there! *waves back madly*
I\'m so glad you like my story--I\'m sorry I almost made you cry, though! =) I rather enjoyed making up their house, too... I really had a strong image in my mind\'s eye, and I hope I conveyed it to the readers. XD
Thank you very much for your lovely review! I\'m a big fan of rarepairs and non-human pairing, and I\'m glad you think it\'s creative!
Thanks again! ~Fenn
This chapter was quite funny-- I was giggling all the while! I love your explaination of how Luna got those lovely radish earrings!
Luna is one of my very favorite characters and, I must say, you captured her essence perfectly!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review!
I\'m very glad I could bring a smile to your face--because no Luna story is complete without a mention of her favorite piece of jewellry! I really like Luna too--she\'s so hilarious--and I\'m so very happy that you think I\'ve portrayed her well!
Thank you so much! *huggles* ~Fenn =D
Summary: Harry thinks that he's destroyed all of the horcruxes and wins in a final battle against Voldemort. But something doesn't feel right. Harry finds out that Slytherin's locket is still out there and is determined to destroy it. This is about Harry's seven year old daughter after his life is taken in the act of destroying the last piece of Voldemort
One-shot -- H/G, R/Hr implied
That was really, really good! Admittedly, I didn't enjoy the part about Harry dying, as I don't think I could stand that! :D The story, though, was excellent. It was simply, yet well, written. I was in tears by the end! :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Ironically, I\'m not much for stories with Harry\'s death either but the idea just came to mind at some point around August 2006 and I knew I had to get it down.
Summary: One month following the terrible events at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape are on the run, hiding from Bellatrix Lestrange and the Death Eaters sent to capture them. A tragic loss unknowingly reveals the secret of their location, and they must fight for their lives or answer to the wrath of the Dark Lord for their treachery.
This story was written for the Extra Credit prompt: The First Chapter of the New Year’s Challenge by Gmariam of Ravenclaw and received First Place.
Awesome job! Your use of details and descriptions of everything are amazing! I wouldn't be surprised if something much like this happened in DH, but we'll find out soon enough... almost too soon! Congratulations on making it into The Tens! What does it mean to be a "Most Prolific Author"? Again, awesome fic!
Author's Response: Hi there! Yay, another review for this story! Thanks so much for reading this piece, I really appreciate the great review. I can\'t decide whether DH will start out with Harry or with a chapter like this; you are right, we will know soon enough. Thanks for the congrats on making The Tens. I think it means that I write far to much and should probably find a new hobby. ;) Thanks again for all the great reviews!! ~Gina :)
Summary: A child muses on magic, Muggles, and everything in between.
This was really funny and your wordplay was excellent. Short and sweet!
Author's Response: Ooh, double review! ^pokes other review^
This was really funny and your wordplay was excellent. Short and sweet!
Author's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review! I really appreciate it--this poem just popped into my head and I couldn\'t not submit it!
Summary: As a trio of students races against time to protect the Philosopher’s Stone from Lord Voldemort, Nicholas Flamel has a startling dream which reveals a bleak future should they fail. Faced with a grim decision, Nicholas returns to Hogwarts to speak with his old friend, Albus Dumbledore, and determine the fate of the Wizarding world.
Written for the New Year’s Challenge, Prompt Two – Dreams, by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
Excellent job! All of the creatures that Nicholas encountered were very imaginative, and I loved how the obstacles Flamel faced paralleled those the trio faced. I was gasping all the while as Flamel watched the vision in the pool, so, needless to say, that was well done. Super-duper! :D
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading this story!! I am so glad you enjoyed it, thank you for the wonderful review. I\'m also glad you noticed the parallels to the what the trio was going through at the time, it too me a while to work it all out. I\'m glad the vision worked as well, since it motivated Flamel to destroy the stone. Thanks again for reading this story and for the lovely review!! ~Gina :)
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A darkly beautiful poem. Your rhythm was really good and the details were wonderful. Great job, keep it up!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! Have a nice day!
Summary: Lavender Brown is pretty, popular, and pampered. She as great friends and, most importantly, a great boyfriend. Yet Lavender's life is not as enviable as it appears to be. One worry just won't leave her alone...
Warning: This story contains the pairing of Ron/Lavender. Read at your own risk.
That was really, really sweet! I loved the underlying themes of the R/Hr ship, and the way you described Lavender.... she was never really perfectly imagined in my mind, but she is now! Maybe you didn't mean for this story to be funny, but I was giggling the whole time at your subtle wit. Great job, as always! Can't wait for more from you!
Author's Response: Subtle wit! Why don\'t English teachers say things like that? You are the really, really, sweet one. Glad I could help you picture Lavender, and that you liked the story! More coming... soon... provided the \"we\'re closing the site\" thing really was a joke. Happy April Fool\'s Day!
Summary: A young werewolf awaits his first full moon with lycanthropy.
All I can say is... awww. That was quite beautiful, in a tragic sort of way, if you know what I mean! The rhythm you use is right on target and all you need is conveyed in a simplistic way. Good job, as always.
May I ask which character you had in mind when you wrote this?
Author's Response: Thank you very much. =) You\'re certainly making my day all over the place with your sweet reviews--thank you, thank you, thank you!
I had Fenrir Greyback in mind, but I decided to make it more generic so it can apply to any werewolf. =)
Thanks again!! ~Fenn