I think I'm back... It's been years, I know, but I've missed the fanfiction world.
About my stories: (for anyone who cares to read them, though I really wouldn't suggest it...)
I started posting these when I was young. REALLY, really... young. It's glaringly obvious just how inexperienced I was at writing (and life?), but I don't have it in my heart to delete my fics, which may or may not be a reflection on my real life (I'll take "Hopeless Pining and the Inability to Let Go" for $1,000, Alex).
In fact, I don't want to to delete them. At all. If I continue them, I plan to just build off of what I have, even if what I have isn't so great. (By the by, I wouldn't suggest doing that in other areas of life. Like, say, construction.) They may be embarassingly underwritten, but they're mine!
Right now, though, I'm just trying to catch up on everything I have missed (namely, all the excellent stories that have popped up/been finished while I've been away from Fanfiction Land). Though, the site is so much more quiet then it used to be! (For obvious reasons. *sigh* I wish J.K. Rowling would sell out and write another Harry Potter book.)
Well, that's about it. I wish I could think of something more entertaining and eye-catching to put on here, but it seems my talent for wit is inversely proportional to my age.
About my username:
I was barely past tweenaged (yes, I said tweenaged) when I made this account, which of course meant that I had to have an overbearing and debilitating obsession with some celebrity or another at the time (not that I'm generalizing or anything), and would simply not have survived if I didn't firmly cement my adoration "4eva".
My victim of choice was, quite obviously, poor (or should I say "exceedingly rich"?) Mr. Radcliffe. I'm happy to say I've recovered from that addiction, (largely by moving on to other, older celebrities *cough*) though I still have the tendency to lash out in a verbal torrent of anger when anyone says he's "not even that cute". You've been warned.
I've only just had time to glance over this right now, but I can already tell you that it looks quite promising already, so I'll definitely have to take a look at it later. Just one little nit-picky thing - you spelled "similar" incorrectly in your summary. Normally, I just let spelling errors go, but it's in your summary. So it essentially detracts from your writing abilities right off the bat, which isn't fair to you!
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing, and I'll fix the error! And the next one as well. Thanks for pointing them out ;)
Also might want to change "experiances" to "experiences". Sorry, I know I'm coming off as a twit, but summaries are quite important!
I really enjoyed the way you described Clariss’s, well, awe at meeting a Potter. I remember how impressed everyone was with Harry in Harry’s first, so I’d always imagined that people, especially kids, would be rather impressed with his children as well. I also enjoyed Lily’s reactions to questions about her father – it wasn’t overdone, as I’ve seen so many other people write it. Lily seems well-chuffed with her dad, which is cute and realistic, to me, at least.
Off to read the next chapter!
I laughed when I saw that Lily hated Divination as much as Harry. I think it’s funny when kids inherit certain traits from their parents.
As for the time change or whatever it was… it caught me completely off-guard, which was fabulous. I’m quite confused, though! Is the new Potions Professor at Hogwarts now or in the past? Or both?
I was a little surprised at Lily’s complacent acceptance of what Clariss told her. I know I would be more than a little worried if I started having flashbacks about places I never was. Then again, I suppose I’d probably be ok with that sort of thing if I attended a school of magic…
I hope you don’t mind all these reviews. I rarely feel compelled to review stories this much but I can’t help myself with this one.
Author's Response: Of course I don't mind all these reviews! Thank you so much! I thought that with Lily and the flashbacks, since she's been raised with magic and attends a magic school she's pretty accepting of weird things happening. She's heard of Seers before, so she knows that that kind of thing could happen, however much she says she thinks they're mad old lunatics. She's also more accepting because it's Clariss who has experienced it. If it was someone else then she would be more skeptical, but because it's her best friend, she believes it. And the Potions master thing, I thought I'd changed that... oops. It is confusing but I couldn't think of another way to phrase it until recently. The man she sees is the Potions master in the past. I'm going to cut the bit where it mentions he's a professor and just have her seeing a man, and leave the explanation at that. Thanks for all the reviews! Sarah x
Clariss seems to be almost as much of a morning person as I am. You’ve officially endeared her character to me – gotta support my fellow (fictional) morning-hater.
I liked the fact that you had people of different Houses sitting with each other. J.K.R. never really seemed to address this, but I can’t imagine that nobody ever crossed House lines during mealtimes. It would get so boring always sitting with mostly the same people for seven years!
I also liked the fact you made Neville (at least, I think it’s Neville) a Professor – and a slightly bumbling Professor at that. I always imagined him as being a gifted but clumsy adult, which is exactly how you wrote him. Yay!
For some reason I expected the hidden item to be a diary, but I suppose that would have been a little too easy. Hmm.
Ah, well, good job again!
Author's Response: Thanks once again for the review! I'm not a morning person either, though Clariss is about to face changes in that department. Won't say no more!
Ever read Smells Like Sirius Black by Soap? Similar plot.
Author's Response: I have and it's not similar really. For a start Hermione returns to the 'present' in that fic and in the sequel marries Remus Lupin... Romantic xx
Only two chapters left?! Any chance you're going to make a new story focusing on Luka and Lily? I certainly wouldn't disapprove... *hint hint* :)
Author's Response: I was considering it, but when I start school--I don't think I'll have time! But I promise that Luka/Lily will get its moment :D
I swear, if you killed Albus I will... Well, be very upset, I suppose.(Very threatening, I know.) Can we have a happy ending? Pleeeease? :)
Author's Response: We shall see :D next chapter soon
So glad to see Keedie again. I love this story, and I loved her's and Tom's as well. Lovely chapter, as usual. Pleaseeeee update soon!
Author's Response: Always easy to write Keeds. Plenty more to come :D
Alexandra Quick returns to Charmbridge Academy for eighth grade, angry and in denial. Unwilling to accept the events of the previous year, she is determined to fix what went wrong, no matter what the cost. When her obsession leads her to a fateful choice, it is not only her own life that hangs in the balance, for she will uncover the secret of the Deathly Regiment!
This is the third book in the Alexandra Quick series.
I have realized why I love reading your fanfiction so much. It is because it is like a book (and a very good one at that).
You've managed to create an entire world - admittedly one *slightly* based off the one J.K.R. created, but so entirely unique and filled with so many new ideas and details that it really is your own - and that is absolutely remarkable. There are relatively few authors who I have found who can do this, and you do it with such pizzazz that it makes me honestly anticipate every chapter (and also makes me wish that you posted every day… maybe even multiple times a day!).
If you were to actually publish a book, I would buy it in a heartbeat (and this is coming from someone who would make Ebenezer Scrooge pre-Christmas ghosts look mildly charitable because yes, I am *that* cheap). I love your writing; the way you manage to weave together so much detail is remarkable and makes me wish I was a writer even half your caliber. Since I have already mentioned weaving, I will make a cheesy metaphor and say that if your writing were a rug, it would be one of those super-fancy ancient Persian ones. (That was supposed to be a compliment, though it probably sounded much, much more flattering in my head.)
I hope I am not coming off as too creep-tastic here. I just wanted to let you know that all the effort you must put into writing this is noted and truly, truly appreciated. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Author's Response: Not creepy at all. Thank you very much for the kind words, and I'm glad you enjoy my writing so much. What writer doesn't enjoy getting reviews like that? :)
This was so sad but so beautiful! At first I thought it was about Peter for some reason, though I have no idea why. It's about Severus, yes?
Author's Response: Thank you, dearie! Actually, I wrote this as Peter, so that might be why you thought that. ;) I've had lots of theories over the years, and the idea of Peter/Lily (though the love, or whatever you'd prefer to call it) just jumped at me a little while ago, and I had to write it. Thank you for reviewing!
This is... very sad. I understand that you chose this "style" of writing for a reason (and it worked well!), but at the same time, I feel as if something were missing. That, however, is probably just because I would have liked to see more of your writing.
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing. Always appreciate people who say they wished for more.
I don't normally read 1st - 2nd year fics, but this one caught my interest.
I'll be waiting impatiently for the next chapter. :)
He was a boy, she was a girl, can I make it anymore obvious? They were in love, haven't you heard, how they rocked each other's world?
But how did they get there? If your read this story, you shall find out. Join the Marauders, for their last year at Hogwarts, packed with adventure. From close calls with Death Eaters, to drunk house-elves, this tale will keep you hanging to the very end... I hope.
Begins around November in their last year, and will continue until after Hogwarts.
Oh, teenage boys and their one-track minds. Haha.
I enjoyed reading this, but I have to say that I was a little surprised with some of the characters' actions. While I could easily imagine James spouting off innuendo left and right, I have to admit that Lily's relationship with Pince creeped me out a bit. I mean, I never thought that Pince would hate her or anything, but they were awfully chummy. I can't imagine Lily kneeing Severus, either, but oh well, it's your story!!
It's not that I didn't enjoy reading it, I think you just made it glaringly obvious you don't like the ship (aside from the multiple reiterations pointing it out, ha).
And I doubt J.K.R. would be mortified if she read this. Dumbledore *was* gay, and even though it's pretty clear James and Severus weren't, a lot of worse things have happened in fanfiction.
Anyways... Basically, I'm just trying to say that I enjoyed reading it, even if you didn't really enjoy writing it. :)
Author's Response: Oh, lolol! Well, the thing is I ship James/Lily, and I love Prongs to death. It's just that I was reading an essay where they somehow said Snape would have made a better father than James, and I honestly agree Snape was a hero, but the essay pissed me off. I sort of used the energy to write this as a "Curse you!" joke to James-haters-Snape-lovers.
Also, I didn't mean that Rowling would be mortified because of the slash. I was merely referring to the fact that in Potterverse, these two men don't like each other much. That was just a bit of snark on my part. :D I am seriously glad you enjoyed reading it.
At the end of seventh year, Scorpius and Rose anticipate the end of waiting.
It's been years since I frequented that fanfiction realm and I have to say that you were one of the first authors whose work I immediately remembered. Thanks for still writing, your work is still just as fabulous.
Author's Response: Thank you for remembering me! I'm so glad you came back to read! :)
You. Are. Evil! In the course of one chapter, you made me utterly adore Leo. I mean, I knew his death was bound to happen, given the warnings on the fic but still. Grr! I wish there were more to this, but at the same time I don't, because you already made the characters much to realistic and lovable. I'd hate to have to lose Leo after multiple chapters.
I know I probably sound silly saying that I'm already attached to the characters, but I can't help myself. Your writing is too good!
Author's Response: Evil. This review makes me laugh every time. Yeah, I have to admit I like Leo too. What can I say? I was sitting here the whole time just thinking something liike, "Damn. I like that line. Just that one line.' I knew the whole time I was writing it he was going to end up dead. But he wasn't a dead character, you know? You have to pour so much into that one person to make he or she so believeable. Does that make sense? That's part of the reason I didn't see beyond that for other chapters. There was nothing there. No, you're not silly at all. I'm glad to have made that connection with somebody. I'm glad that you got into the story and got hooked. Thank you for reading.
That was absolute perfection!!! I adored every second it. I loved how you took on a different "tone" as you wrote for each character, it made it seem so much more real, if that makes sense. The whole thing was absolutely delightful and so, so cute. I know it sounds weird to say, but thank you for writing this!
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I had a lot of fun writing this and getting to switch to a new voice for each character, so I'm so glad it was you enjoyed it and like the different tones :)
Ginny Weasley Potter is newly married, but matrimony was proving to be more difficult than she had ever expected. Harry was nearly always working, and her dreams of wedded bliss were slowly slipping though her fingers.
And then came Gabrielle Delacour, an incidental acquaintance and an unlikely ally. Gabrielle tries to help Ginny mend her soul and her marriage, but slowly, Ginny realises that there is more to this newfound friendship than she had ever thought possible.
I wish you would make this into more than a one shot! It was excellent, and oddly believable, though again, I wish there were more to it.
Well, this was written for a challenge on the forums, so it really wasn't allowed to be longer. For me, Harry and Ginny's marriage has a colourful story that is waiting to be told. It's something that I really want to do eventually, once I get my current writing projects completed. It may be a few months, it may be a year, I don't know, but eventually...
I'm glad that you found the story to be believable. One of my specialties is writing non-canon things and making them fit into canon. I look for believability and strength of characterisation, and it pleases me that you find these things to be accurate.
Thank you very much for reading and reviewing. Take care and happy reading!
Awesome, and poignant, and sad. Poor Remus, I feel so bad for him. Any chance Sirius is going to miraculously reappear? Please?
I can't wait for the next chapter. Update soon!
Author's Response: Sirius? Miraculously reappear? All I'm going to say is that I'm not J.K.Rowling. I don't have the heart to kill off the characters I love. :D Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'll be submitting the next chapter soon!