Well, I'm 20and I just was recently introduced to the wonderful world of fanfiction. I'm very canon on my ships....Remus/Tonks, James/Lily, Harry/Ginny, and Ron/Hermione. Love 'em all. Have to say though, Tonks is my favorite character. I wish I was a metamorphomagus....maybe I just like the amazing characterization of her that Kerichi does in the wonderful Lover's Moon series. Go read that if you havent checked it out
My first story is now up! Please read and review Cutting Down His Shadow. I will love you forever if you do!
Alright, people have been a little confused as to who's who in the story. OK so here we go.
Meera Chanduramani: The daughter of Lord Voldemort (deceased in Second Wizarding War) and Dhara Chanduramani.
James Potter: Son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley.
William (Bill) Weasley: Son of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.
Daniel (Dan) Thomas: Son of Dean Thomas and Lavender Brown
Emma Thomas: Daughter of Dean Thomas and Lavender Brown, twin sister of Dan.
Eleanor (Ellie) Longbottom: Daughter of Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood
Oedipus (Ed) Malfoy: Son of Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson
Blanche Weasley: Daughter of Bill Weasley (deceased in Second Wizarding War) and Fleur Delacour.
Sirius Weasley: Son of Bill Weasley (deceased in Second Wizarding War) and Fleur Delacour, older brother of Blanche Weasley
Brian Finnigan: Son of Seamus Finnigan and Romilda Vane.
Mallory Finnigan: Daughter of Seamus Finnigan and Romilda Vane, twin sister of Brian.
Katrina Wood: Daughter of Oliver Wood.
Theodore (Teddy) Lupin: Son of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks.
Everybody else is either completely original characters, whose parents were not part of HP canon, or they are characters from canon that we know and love.
As of 3/22/2009
My muse is back! Thank the literature gods. College stress and other factors lead to extreme business for quite some time, and when I got back to the story, my muse decided to go into hibernation. Sad times. But it's awake now and the next chapter is being typed up as I speak. Yay!!!!
Tonks' world has fallen into shadow. Voldemort has returned, the Order of the Phoenix has risen, and Sirius is slowly drowning in memories and Firewhisky. Tonks needs more than determination to fight the darkness. She needs Remus.
HAHAHA I have a friend names Lakshmi but I've never tried that on her. Great idea for a joke though! Thanks!!! :D
Just out of curiosity though, is there a reason you incorporate so much of the Indian culture into your fics? I mean, Siva, Shankira's (I can totally see Tonks wearing Indian clothes, haha), the Patils that Remus worked for...it seems like you really like Indian stuff!
Author's Response: I\'ve read a lot of Rudyard Kipling? Seen a bunch old films set in India? Known some very nice Indian girls? It\'s all of the above. I think the people, clothes, food, stories are all fab! ^_^
HAHAHA SNAPE COOTIES! That scene made me laugh so hard i had tears coming out of my eyes. Poor Tonks!!!
Malfoy family bonding time, how sweet!
love it, love it, love it!
Author's Response: Yay for you laughing, although there are some people who wouldn\'t mind Snape cooties. :D Malfoy bonding time won\'t be sweet, but it will be interesting!
ugh Evan again! Seriously, BAD PENNY! VERY BAD PENNY!
Scrimgeour helped with the anti-werewolf stuff?? Tsk tsk tsk that's not good!!!
yay! This story just keeps getting better! Can't wait for the next installment!
Author's Response: Scrimmy will have some explaining to do...after Tonks gets done, LOL. Then Tonks will have some full moon fun. Now I only have to finish actually writing it! :D
awwww YAY! Happy ending! Good thing Remus decided the blood magic was ok, otherwise I was going to jump into the story and slap some sense into him! Haha.
By the way, thanks to your author's note, I now have The Nightmare Before Christmas running through my head. "What's this? What's this? There's something in the air!"
Author's Response: I want it, oh, I want it
Oh, I want it for my own
I\'ve got to know
I\'ve got to know
What is this place that I have found?
What is this?
Christmastown? NO, MNFF! :D Thanks to you!
Wait, so her sacrifice of blood allows the magic to work outside the circle? That's kinda creepy. Poor Tonks! I hope this works out for the better...
p.s. I'm about ready to submit the third chapter of my story, which has the reference to Fire Crab Shell nail polish, and I gave you a big shoutout at the end of it :D. It's with my beta reader now so it should be up in a few days...
Author's Response: Let me know when it posts so I can see how you use Fire Crab nail polish! ^_^
Wow. Just. Wow. This blood magic dream stuff is getting creepier and creepier. I don't even know what to think! Ahhh! This is what's going to drive them apart, isn't it? Wahhh!
And my story is up now, if you want to read it :D
Author's Response: Thanks, for both the comment and the tip! You\'ll see what happens next chapter, good try though to pry out spoilers, LOL.
I don't know whether I should laugh or be completely freaked out at the fact that Fudge was hitting on Tonks. Eesh...
I've always wondered how long Tonks could stay metamorphed. Way to address that!
And I absolutely LOVE how well you fit your story in with OotP. Great job...keep up the good work! Can't wait till next chapter to see what Rufus is doing...
Author's Response: Didn\'t you think in PoA that Fudge was totally hitting on Rosmerta! I could see him trying to put his hand on her knee, lol. Very Eeuwww....he\'s the kind of politician that kisses babies and would like to French Kiss their mums! :D
I\'m glad you liked the \'how long\' asked by Scrimgeour. Some assignments, you\'d really have to be sure you could stay in disguise! (and yeah, that\'s a hint. =])
WHAT?!?!?!? Lucius?!?!?!?! What the heck is Scrimgeour trying to do, get her killed?! What if she has to meet with Voldemort or something? AHHHH
major props for the dress up scene, I was laughing hysterically when Kreacher was like THAT IS MISTRESS'S WEDDING DRESS! Lol, poor Tonks. If I had been in her spot, I would have ripped it off and scrubbed my skin....
I love this story! Every time I get an email that says it's updated, my day gets better! Can't wait to read the next part!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for saying you look forward to updates! You made my day better. ^_^ Scrimgeour is a canny wizard. He won\'t put Tonks into too much danger...there\'s a specific task he has in mind, but it might not go according to plan.... *cue the dun dun dun* :D
I almost teared up while reading this chapter! Poor Tonks...poor everyone dealing with Tonks...
great job as per usual though.
Major props for Pride and Prejudice usage! I
Author's Response: Thank you for telling me that. I did too so I\'m happy not to sniff alone! Mr. Darcy wasn\'t very tactful, was he? I\'m glad you liked it! =]
OK first of all I'm a little late on this whole fanfiction bandwagon as I seriously (Siriusly, if you will) just started reading fanfic a month ago. Somehow your series was one I managed to pick up first and I read every last bit of it...all the the way from Once in a Blue Moon until now and its AMAZING. I love your writing and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thought the HBP fight was only over marriage and they had been dating already. :D
Anyways, this chapter was great! I loved the McGonagall transformation scene....I was literally crying from laughing so hard....and wow, Scrimgeour...he's actually somewhat charming in this scene! I guess he had to have some semblance of people skills to be Minister, huh? Anyways, keep up the good work! I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: You\'re not late, you\'re right on time! Huzzah you like puns, the series, and the thought that Tonks and Remus were disagreeing about marriage, not a relationship! *grabs harmonica, blows, since no party horn is in sight* ^_^ McGonagall might be a heck of a lot less straight-laced in private, but it sure doesn\'t show in public, heh. I think Scrimgeour can be very persuasive and the scenes with Harry showed him under stress and not at the top of his game. :D
He knew it was her!!!! OMG!!!!!! I cannot wait to see whats going to happen with that!!!!!
And Lisa's pregnant...HAHAHAHA ohh poor Morty....cheapskate's gonna have to start paying for a baby now!!!
Basically I love it love it love it, and I'm so excited to see what's going to happen next chapter!!!
Author's Response: I\'m excited too. I can\'t wait until I get your reaction to how he knew it was her! I have to write it first, though, so I\'ll have to wait. :D
I'm not gonna cry...I'm not gonna cry...I'm not gonna...WEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! This was so sad!!! Right after Sirius gets his namesake, too! How depressing...I love how you got the news to Tonks though. The wonky dreams make sense after having a concussion or something. This was so depressing though...
Author's Response: Tonks learning about lucid dreaming/controlling her dreams when it came to being with Remus seemed the right way for her to learn about and start to deal with Sirius\' death. From Bellatrix\'s words, she knew her \"Auntie\" was going to try to kill him, dreamt in emotional self-defense, but couldn\'t block out Remus, or the truth. Sigh.
Aw! The Christmas decoration inventory with Sirius scene was cute! I used to love helping my neighbors decorate their tree...we didn't have one because we're Hindu, so the house gets decorated and presents are exchanged at Diwali, not Christmas.
Anyways, moving on from stories of my childhood, the whole Legilimency thing. I don't think it was Scrimgeour. I bet you that there was a Death Eater or something trying to get in on Tonks's mind and see what was going on. Or even worse, Fudge was doing it. Son of a bitchin' (pardon my language) pervert. Wouldn't put it past him!
I can't wait for more!
Author's Response: I\'m glad you\'ve helped decorate a tree. I have a South African reader who doesn\'t put one up in 110 degree summer weather and couldn\'t get a mental image of the decorations and I thought that was sad.
As for Scrimgeour, he was the only one in the corridor with Tonks, so it was definitely him, but it was also an honest \'slip\' and won\'t happen again.
ok wow I finally caught up on reading all of this story. It's getting so good!!!! I love the idea of the bodyguard. And I definitely started cracking up at the "Q" joke. Yay for Bond!
*dun dun dun* I get a feeling Remus isn't gonna be too happy about what Tonks did....oh noooooo....
Author's Response: I don\'t like Usher, but that song of his is looping through my head. Caught up! :D Thanks for loving Tonks the bodyguard. Q will have a few other nifty gadgets throughout the story to help her get her Bond on, lol. Your feeling about Remus is a good one...or should I say correct!
BALLE BALLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah bhangra! I love bhangra!!!!!! *turns on bhangra music on computer and begins doing bhangra around the room* I love Bride and Prejudice too! Aishwarya Rai = amazing!!!
I must say, Phineas's comment about Blacks sleeping together did make me chuckle.
Author's Response: Yay, you love bhangra! I bet Tonks had a blast dancing with Aashi. :D
Phineas Nigellus is a character I heart so much for his snarky comments to Harry and Dumbledore that I\'m writing a story about him set when he\'s alive and able to have a romance. :)
Well at least he didn't REALLY help push the anti-werewolf legislation thing through! Poor man, I wish he didn't let a couple of bag eggs influence his whole viewpoint of werewolves in general.
oooh jealous, angry Remus is quite hot...
Author's Response: I think Scrimgeour is a complicated character who is a decent man who does bad things for the \'good\' of the Ministry. Even mild-mannered werewolves can get territorial, can\'t they? ;)
oh and I forgot to ask. I'm working on my own story and I was wondering if you minded me using a small thing from your story - Fire Crab nail polish. Like I said, it's not huge, but I wanted to make sure you were ok with it!
Author's Response: Of course you can! If I got thanked in the A/N, it would make my day. :)
I absolutely LOVE this story! It's so well written! Loved the part about Harry punching in Dick's face! Made me cheer out loud, haha. I can't wait to se Ginny revert back to her strong self...update soon please!
Author's Response: Yes, I know, you can\'t help but cheer when Harry gets another one up on Dick! Thanks for the review.
Well, I must say thank you for not making the story a Harry-Saved-The-Day story. I LOVED that Ginny came back as the strong character that we all know and love instead of the weak shell the had become with the Captivus Mens potion. Man, seeing Ginny embarass Dick at the altar like that and ending it on her terms...and that punch that was thrown in? Priceless, absolutely priceless.
I also love the random little twists in here that have me cracking up. Examples: Lily complaining about different sized feet, "I'm Sirius, silly!", the fact that Fred named his son after Peeves, and the fight over black nail polish. Which reminds me, I actually had a fight with my dad about me wearing black nail polish. Funny how these things happen, huh?
And yes, my heart did literally stop for a minute when I got to the second killing curse. I was like "DON'T LET IT BE LILY, DEAR GOD DON'T LET IT BE LILY!" But it wasn't...and it was Malfoy. You did a great job of writing Malfoy's character by the way. The torn feelings of what to do are totally believable.
I don't see the need for a sequel, per se, because this story is perfect on its own. But I looked through other reviews and I saw people suggesting that you do a one-shot about Lily at Hogwarts or something. I like that idea...especially if it would involve an all Weasley/Potter Quidditch team.
I do have to say, my overall favorite moment of this story has to be when Harry punches Dick after finding a bruise on Molly's neck, Sirius yells "Oh, I can SO die happy now!" That is quite possibly my favorite line in any fanfiction that I have read. It's so perfect for the moment.
I'm quite sad this story is over, really. It's kinda depressing. Oh well, I have The Pursuit to look forward to, along with Someone to Watch Over Me, and When Darkness Did Surround Us, right? Did I mention you're one of my three favorite authors? I love your writing...
Author's Response: Thank you very much, I love reviews like this! Of course Harry couldn\'t save the day all by himself, we have the books for that! I\'m glad you liked that scene and Sirius\'s line, it is pretty good (if I may toot my own horn.) And, as sad as it is to say, now that I won\'t be writing Uncle Fred Calls Him Dick anymore, I\'ll have more time to work on those other fics!
What??? NO!!!! Remus and Harry gone in one chapter???? NOT HAPPENING! NO! HARRY HAS TO COME BACK SO THAT GINNY CAN TELL HIM SHE LOVES HIM! DUH!
On the other hand, yay for Tyler! He did a wonderful job in the battle, go (fake) Squib go!
I hope Harry's back in the next chapter. I don't want to be all sad anymore.
Author's Response: I\'m glad you\'re happy for Tyler. He\'s become so... cool. Next chapter should be up shortly.