**********************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: Hermione has an unpleasant surprise for the people attending her first official S.P.E.W. meeting.
That was really good! It was quite funny too, I was giggling the whole time. I don't know if I can say this without sounding stupid, but I'll say it anyway... your rhyming was awesome!
Yay spew.... uh... ess-pee-ee-dub'yoo!
Author's Response: Thank you very much for your review! I\'m really glad that you liked it, and was able to bring a giggle to your face. =)
Ess-pee-ee-dub\'yoo Power! ~Fenn XD
Summary: Ron Weasley is getting married to Hermione Granger, so he travels back to the Burrow to tell his parents. But his father has a type of… box in the room, and Ron ventures over to find out what in Merlin’s name it actually is.
Mr. Weasley explains about the “enternet”, and Ron stumbles upon a website that we are all too familiar with…
That was awesome! Really funny... I loved Ron's reactions to everything. Very original idea, I love it! :D
Author's Response: Thanks! ~Lindsey :)
Summary: The cries of victims,
Reaching your ears.
The rain on your face,
Merging with tears.
A poem about the final battle and the loss of a happy ending (hence the title).
Wow. That was really, really tragic (I know, you warned of that!). The rhythm and rhyme of the poem was perfect. Good work! :)
Author's Response: Thanks!!!!
It withers in the musky atmosphere.
Delicate as they fall,
The final minutes of life they hold so dear.
Why do those red eyes laugh?
B-e-a uti-ful! Excellent use of personification and wonderful details. Nice job!
Summary: Hate me.
Hate my mistakes
And scold me
For doing wrong.
A poem about what Harry's friends can do for him to prepare for the final battle. Told from Harry's POV.
(please read and review!)
P.S. character death is just at the very end and there aren't any details or anything, the death is inexplicit.
That was beautiful! I would say that more details would be needed, but what you included fit in very well with the scheme of the poem. It was one of those really great poems that will stay in your memory because you recall how short and sweet it was. Nice job!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I\'m glad you liked it. ^_^
Summary: "I want to be a real boy!"
A modern-day twist to this classic wish leaves Peeves the Poltergeist with much more than he bargained for. Thrown suddenly into life as an eleven-year-old boy, the former ghost must live in Hogwarts as a first-year student. From some good old-fashioned Filch baiting to a run-in with the giant squid, our hero has a whole host of challenges awaiting him--and the only person he can rely on for help is a very ill-tempered Blue Fairy...
Written by FenrirG of Ravenclaw for the "What You Wish For" prompt of the Spring Challenge.
Howdy there, Fenn! (for reasons unknown, I'm feeling very cowgirl-ish today :D ) Quite good first chapter and the story as a whole is looking really promising. The only thing is, try to arrange your sentences a bit differently. For example, instead of:
"His hands were balled into fists, and he looked livid."
You could write:
"Hands balled into fists, he looked livid"
Inverting your sentences makes them more interesting and make the story flow a little easier. I know that you did this in some parts, but don't be afraid to do it more often! The dialogue was a little awkward at parts, too, look out for that! :)
Your detail is great and I LOVE this storyline-- it has hilarious possibilities! Can't wait for Chapter 2 (there is a chapter two, right?)! Nice work!
Author's Response: Hey Loony!
Thanks so much for your review, and your wonderful suggestions! I\'ll definitely keep them in mind! :) I really appreciate it! *huggles*
I\'m glad you like the storyline.. I have a whole bunch of ideas planned out, and I\'m afraid I won\'t be able to incorporate them all before the challenge ends.. But I\'m definitely continuing this story even after the challenge! =)
Yep, there\'s a Chapter Two--it\'s actually with the beta right now! Thanks so much for your review! *huggles back*
Summary: Ron and Hermione have a heartfelt talk about what used to be when Ron discovers that she is dying. Will they get everything sorted out before the time comes? Or, will the time even come? The couple finally realises that a life and death situation needs love; no matter how hard the odds are of overcoming it.
This was written as an assignment for Roxy Black’s class, OWL-Level Romance, for the Spring Term of 2007. I am in Hufflepuff!
Cue an "Awwww..." That was truly sweet and heartfelt... I could feel the emotions that both of the characters felt. Very well-written and beautiful. The only thing I would change is the fact that Hermione died... I don't even want to imagine, but I guess we all have to go someday....
Wonderful job! :)
Author's Response: *giggles* Aw, thanks so much for your wonderful review! It made me happy! ~Lindsey :)
Summary: A Petrarchan Sonnet about my favorite Marauder. Oh, the trials and tribulations of Remus Lupin.
Written by LuthAn of Gryffindor for the Character Sonnet Challenge.
That was quite good! Excellent job with details and descriptions. The rhythm was great, too, though it was an unusual style (which is a good thing!). A wonderful poem about the feelings of our favorite werewolf!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! He\'s such a lovable werewolf, isn\'t he? :) I had a lot of fun writing it. I\'m so glad you liked it, and thanks again for the review!
Summary: A reflection on Sirius Black, this sonnet was written for the March poetry challenge by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
Sweet but tragic. A very accurate tale of the loss of dear Sirius (*sniff*) and the way he was expected to act when he was born. Awesome rhythm (you sure do have a gift for that!). The only problem was that it was so short.... but at the same time, you told the story through this brief poem! Good job!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for a great first review! I appreciate the compliments. Sorry its short, such is the length of a sonnet. I did write two sonnets that I paired together if you want something a bit longer, lol. It\'s titled \"Two Sonnets\" Thanks so much for reaading this, and for leaving such nice reviews of my stories, I really appreciate it!! ~Gina :)
Summary: This is my verion of the Grey Lady's story. In a time of famine she falls victim to a witch hunt- yet her legacy will shame them in a time when cooler heads prevail.
For the Sonnet Challenge by coppercurls of Hufflepuff house.
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!
Summary: Andromeda Black.
In the bitter cold of a freezing winter she finds warmth in her freedom.
This was excellent! Your descriptions were realistic and beautiful. Awesome!
Author's Response: Yay! Thanks :)
Summary: Every choice must be lived with.
Written for the Character Sonnet Challenge by BlackClaude of Ravenclaw.
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!
Summary: A Missing Snippet from Order of the Phoenix. One woman’s occupation is to sack all of the remaining teachers and staff at Hogwarts who are not loyal to Cornelius Fudge, the Minister; but there is only one thing- person- stopping her.
With his long silvery hair, and deep, soft voice, she can’t help but think about him.
Delve deep into the mind of Dolores Jane Umbridge, High Inquisitor of Hogwarts.
A short and er- weird Dumbledore/Umbridge story written for the Spring Term Challenge. I am Ron x Hermione, of Hufflepuff. I have taken Professor Roxy's Fluff to Fiction, Owl-Level Romance.
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 :)
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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.
Summary: Remus Lupin is willing to do anything for the Order of the Phoenix--even if it means joining the werewolf colonies. But when confonted by a suspicious Fenrir Greyback, Remus must control his inner demons in order to remain under cover.
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
Summary: Peter Pettigrew was part of a close-knit group of friends through his entire time at Hogwarts. How then did he come to betray them, when they were never anything but supportive? What drew him toward the dark path of Lord Voldemort, and what motivated him to leave behind all he held dear?
This story was written for the One-Shot Challenge on Peter Pettigrew, option one. It was written by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
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 :)