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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!!!)
Really, really good! Excellent poetic language and a really touching story. Creative idea- I've always wanted to know more about the Grey Lady. Beautiful!
Author's Response: Thanks! I must admit to always being intrigued by the Grey Lady herself, and this was just what came to mind at the time. Glad you liked it!
This was excellent! Your descriptions were realistic and beautiful. Awesome!
Author's Response: Yay! Thanks :)
Wow. Darkly haunting and eerily beautiful. This is an excellent poem, really well-thought-out and emotional (I got goosebumps!). I could really feel the sense of regret throughout this poem and it makes me want to avoid Peter's (you are referring to Peter, right?) horrid fate. Excellent job!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Yes, I was referring to Peter. :) I hoped that would come through even if I didn\'t mention his name. I\'m glad you liked it!
Wow! A very odd relationship... I will never look at Dumbledore looking at Umbridge the same way again... *shudder* Very well written. I also loved the idea that Umbridge always talked to herself to convince herself out of liking the teachers... it seems like just the thing she'd do. Assuming that this isn't a one-shot, I can't wait to find out how Umbridge brings herself to sack Dumbledore.... Anyway, great job,very creative! :)
Author's Response: LOL, thank you SO much for your feedback. I know that it\'s kind of odd, but hey . . . I dunno. ~Lindsey :)
Wow! Great idea, great start! Though there were a few grammatical errors, the story flowed really well and I love the idea! Awesome job!
Author's Response: thank you.
Wowers. Good cliffie! A very imaginative chapter that left me aching for explanations. As with the last chapter, the flow is really great! Wonderful job!
Author's Response: thanks for the comment. oh, and i added a bit to the second chapter, nothing too important (yet), just that Harry stuffed the mouth organ he was still holding into his coat pocket. it is in the second paragraph of the second chapter. sorry, just added that now that i look back on previous chapters. the next one will come soon. as possible.
The characters in this story belong to none other than JK Rowling.
Hi Fenn! Great story... oh my gosh, it was great! Your details were spectacular, and the general feeling of the poem was haunted, reminiscent, and all that it was supposed to be. I had been curious, since book six, about Remus's experiences in the wolf colony. I love your ending-- I am imagining Remus coming out on top, whether it is that way or not! :)
I loved the way you worded Remus's flashback-- at first it was carefree, then it grew frightening... it was brief and achieved what it needed to (if what it needed to do was to instill resentment for Fenrir and pity for Remus in the reader). I do have a question for you: Do you think Remus is Muggleborn, Half-Blood, or Pureblood? I'm thinking that his parents must of had some idea of the magical world to find out what was happening to Remus every month, but I was wondering what you thought.
Excellent job, as always! *hugs!*
Author's Response: Hey Loony! =]]] I haven\'t heard from you in a while. *hugs* How have you been?
Anyways, thank you sooo much for your sweet review. I\'m so thrilled that you like it, and thanks so much for letting me know! Your review really did make my day--thank you!
As for your question.. I\'ve always been under the opinion that both his parents are Wizards, but neither are pure-blooded... Perhaps one is a half-blood and one is a Muggle-born? (I\'m not sure the term for that... =p) Good question, though! *ponders*
*Hugs* Thanks so much for the awesome review! Fennnnn
Wow, Gina! Stupendous, as always. Since I've been reading simpler stories and poems lately, I've forgotten how much I love your use of details-- it's wonderful how you paint an accurate picture in my mind. Your Peter was amazing... I found myself feeling bad for him (just a little), wanting to hit him for his stupidity, and despising his choices, all at once. It was great to get inside Peter's head, to see what he's thinking instead of seeing him as the lapdog who always follows the Marauders. You did an excellent job, and I think you fulfilled the prompt well. The only thing I was wondering is: to your mind, why did James, Sirius, and Remus become (and remain) friends with Peter? Just wondering!
Super spiffy job!
Author's Response: Hi there! Thanks so much for the amazing review! I\'m really glad you enjoyed the story, given it is about a rather despicable character, after all. I hope I\'ve shown a halfway real reason why he might have turned; having Snape be the impetus was just for fun. ;) As for why did the others become friends with Peter. . . I\'ll have to think on that, since it wasn\'t really touched on in this story, or even in canon. It\'s a good question given what happened. My first thought is that perhaps James and Sirius enjoyed taking someone like Peter \"under their wing\" so to speak. Or perhaps there was something specific that solidified them as friends, some sort of shared adventure first year. And obviously Peter was a lot different as an 11-year old than as the man who betrayed his friends. I will continue to think on it! I\'m sure there are stories out there that try to explain it. Thanks again for reading this and for the lovely review!! ~Gina :)