I solemnly swear I am up to no good…
12 January 2008:
I'd like to wish a happy new year to everyone and, regrettably, inform you that I won't be writing a lot of fanfiction anymore. I don't have the time to contribute to it anymore and what time I do have I would like to put towards writing something original that hopefully you will all see on a Borders shelf someday. "Of the Cursed" will be deleted, and you can consider Harry's adventure to continue in a canon-like fashion from the end of "Cruciatus Cursed" onward. I'm so sorry, but thank you for your support, and I'm glad to have pleased you with most of my works. : )
Hello to you, fellow Harry Potter fans. I am Miss Moony, and welcome to my profile. There isn’t much to say about me, nor do I care to say a lot about myself anyway, so here are the important things that you might need to know for future reference if you care to read my stories:
I write only the following ships: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Remus/Tonks.
My favourite characters are Remus Lupin (bet you never could have guessed), Sirius Black, and Snape.
My least favourite characters are Voldemort (go figure) and Dumbledore (I have my reasons).
My favourite HP books are Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix
Patience is a virtue that I do not possess. Therefore, if I can update quickly, trust me when I say I will.
I answer all reviews I receive. Period.
If you are bored and care to read an excellent fiction, may I suggest Nuw255, Tagidi Riva, Abbs866, or weasleybabe24? They are fantastic.
That’s about all at the moment, so I hope you enjoy my fictions and that you will leave a review if you have some time. I would really appreciate it. Below are some quotes that you may peruse for fun at your leisure if you are bored enough (as I collect a good many of them), and the banner for my first posted fiction, “Cruciatus Cursed”.
If you actually read this without getting bored and taking a break halfway through, then coming back to it later, I shall be quite impressed.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
“If in doubt…always follow your nose.” –Gandalf
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” –Galadriel
“No parent should have to bury their child.” –Théoden
“…Those without swords can still die upon them.” –Éowyn
“War will make corpses of us all.” –Faramir
“There is always hope.” –Aragorn
“Shall I describe it to you, or would you like me to find you a box?” –Legolas
“The closer we are to danger, the farther we are from harm.” –Pippin
“There’s some good in this world…and it’s worth fighting for.” –Sam
"Generous deeds should not be checked with cold counsel." –Faramir
“Forth and fear no darkness!” –Théoden
“Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain curtain of this world rolls back and all turns to silver glass; and then you see it: white shores. And beyond: a far green country under a swift sunrise.” –Gandalf
“Certainty of death, small chance of success…what are we waiting for?” –Gimli
“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on when in your heart you begin to understand there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend, some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.” –Frodo
“I will not say “do not weep”, for not all tears are an evil.” –Gandalf
(Yes, those were all from The Lord of the Rings. I am a LotR geek first and foremost.)
“What is a friend? It is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” –Aristotle
“I like cooking, but I like other people cooking more.” –David Wenham
“My life at the moment is a bit like my wardrobe: organised chaos.” –David Wenham
"Life is full of spoilers. All you have to do is look around." –Tagidi Riva
“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.” –Anne Frank
“Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.” –Lillian Hellman
“I'd rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off a sinking ship." –Gilda Radner
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” –Ambrose Bierce
“Life is short, and suddenly, you’re not there anymore.” –Kenneth More [Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge 1970]
“Just because you haven’t seen it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.” –Eric Lloyd [Charlie Calvin, The Santa Clause 1994]
“No, stupidity hurts. I cracked a rib laughing so hard.” –Emerson Spartz
“Alas, not today, not tomorrow, but someday you too may develop a sense of humour.” –Emerson Spartz
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important that fear.” –Rene Auberjonois [Eduard Renaldi, The Princess Diaries 2001]
“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” –Rene Auberjonois [Eduard Renaldi, The Princess Diaries 2001]
“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.” –Richard Harris [Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 2001]
"Let life come at you until you are ready to take it head on." –Tagidi Riva
“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” –Thomas La Mance
“We’re not breaking the rules! We’re just bending them a little.” –Charlotte Greenwood [Aunt Eller, Oklahoma 1955]
“With great power comes great responsibility.” –Cliff Robertson [Ben Parker, Spiderman 2 2004]
“Moony, frustration is the mother of inspiration and expletives. Head up and chin straight. You rock.” –Tagidi Riva
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” –Tagidi Riva
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“You can’t always choose your destiny… sometimes it’s handed to you. However, you do have the choice to just throw it back in their face.”
“There is a big difference between being the best and being your best.”
–Susan Egan [Heather Bartlett, Gotta Kick It Up 2002]
“Love is when you don’t want to go to sleep because reality is better than a dream.” --Dr. Seuss (Thanks so much to Bondman007 for telling me that Seuss said this!)
"You know you're in love really deeply when you love someone so much that you can't think of a reason why: you just do." --Bondman007
“The only limits you ever have are the ones that you put there yourself.” –Me, funnily enough.
"Technology. Can't live with it. Bored to death and socially inept and insane without it." –Me
“Keep on smiling!” –Nuw255
“It’s hard out there for a pimp. That’s why Lucius has gone through so much in the books… with that cane.” –Ms_Wolfsbane
"Well then I guess we'll just have to remedy that." –Mysterious Fayth
(The rest are different phrases I’ve heard, but I have not been able to find who said them originally.)
“If you don’t want something bad enough to risk losing it, you don’t want it bad enough.”
“Actions speak louder than words.”
“To err is human, to forgive divine.”
“Be like a postage stamp; stick to one thing until you get it.”
“A good novel cannot be too long nor a bad one too short.”
“Evil only prevails when the good men do nothing.”
“Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than to look back.”
“A person who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; a person who doesn’t is a fool forever.”
“Everyone who lives dies, but not everyone who dies lives.”
“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die.”
“Everyone’s entitled to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege.”
"Roses are red
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
And so are you
The roses are wilting
The violets are dead
The sugar bowl is empty
And so is your head"
"The hardest thing in life is watching someone you love love someone else."
"Never apologize for saying what you feel. It's like apologizing for being real."
"Light travels faster than sound, that's why people appear bright until they start to talk."
“Never start frowning because you never know who’s falling in love with your smile.”
“One day your prince will come. Mine just took a wrong turn, got lost, and is too stubborn to ask for directions.”
“It’s better to let someone think you are an idiot than to open your mouth and prove it.”
“Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”
“It’s hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone when your heart still does.”
“Nothing is more painful than realising that he meant everything to you, and you meant nothing to him.”
“Don’t wish upon a star; reach for one.”
“If you’re going my way, I’ll walk with you. Should I smile because you’re my friend, or cry because that’s all we’ll ever be?”
“Everyone says you only fall in love once, but that’s not true. Every time I hear your voice, I fall in love all over again.”
“To the world, you’re just one person. But to one person, you could mean the world.”
“Don’t say you love me unless you mean it because I might do something crazy like believe it.”
“What’s better: a lie that draws a smile or the truth that draws a tear?”
“Last night, I looked up at the stars and matched each one with a reason why I love you. I was doing great, but then I ran out of stars.”
“I ran up the door, closed the stairs, said my pajamas, and put on my prayers. I turned off the bed and hopped into the light, all because you kissed me goodnight.”
“Sometimes your mind doesn’t want you to be in love, but deep down you know you are.”
“If you love me, let me know. If you don’t, then let me go.”
“If you really love something, set it free. If it comes back, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, it was never meant to be.”
“Love is like breathing. How can I stop?”
“Even if the voices aren’t real, they have some good ideas!”
“You laugh because I’m different. I laugh because you’re all the same.”
“I am out of my mind. Please leave a message.”
“I have gone to find myself. If I come back before me, please keep me here.”
“Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver!”
“You’re just jealous because the voices only talk to me!”
The lovely banner for Cruciatus Cursed, made by Nuw255. Thanks so much, Nuw!
The official banner for the NA, made by myself and Abbs866.
Glad that you are finally back! As for the chapter, um... wow? It was a bit overwhelming for me; so much information to process! It was excellent, though! I just hope that Harry will be alright... well, only time will tell, no? Thank you so much for the update and I sincerely hope that the next will not be too far off. Until next time,
Author's Response: I was worried that the last bit of the chapter was a little heavy-handed. I was just eager to get things moving again and disseminate that information all in one go so it wouldn\'t have to be revisited. Also, I felt that clearly establishing Eva\'s role was important to do during her first appearance, otherwise she\'d just be hanging there, seemingly directionless. But I\'m glad that you still liked it. I\'m afraid that there will a few more heavy Light/Dark Magic theory chapters coming up as poor Harry needs to start catching up with the plot. Thanks so much for sticking with this story and taking the time to leave a review! :)
Another hilarious chapter that was well worth the wait. Thanks! The gayness was a bit... odd, but funny indeed. Great job!
Author's Response: well i\'m sorry you find gayness odd, but i\'m glad you enjoyed the chapter
That was absolutely wonderful. I am surprising myself with not asking for a sequel; it would never be able to stand up with this in a thousand years. Such an excellent story... too bad it is over. Great job and I hope to see more from you soon!
Author's Response: *dances* I\'m so happy you enjoyed it! This story has meant a lot to me for a lot of different reasons. I\'m sad to see it end. I do hope you\'ll come back and read the prequel!
That was beautiful, hun. I nearly cried at the end. I absolutely love this story and am glad that it ended so well! Thanks for an awesome fic and I hope to see many more from you. Good luck!
Author's Response: thank you so much! i really appreciate your many words of praise throughout this story and i\'m glad i could write something that you found touching. there will be more stories...indeed there will be... but for now i\'m glad you enjoyed this one so! *hugs* thanks again, Moony!
I just had to say that I read this again and still love it! And in case you didn't get my e-mail, yes, I would be honored to beta for you. Thanks and I hope to see more great stories soon!
Author's Response: yay! i\'m glad you still like it so much. and thanks again for agreeing to beta for me. i need someone who\'s familiar with this story to beta the sequel! thanks again! ~Theresa
That was great. I was tearing up right at the end there. Brava; too hawt! I can't believe it is almost over. Wonderful; purely wonderful. I hope your back feels better, hun.
Author's Response: oh Moony, you are too sweet! thank you so much! i\'m glad you enjoyed this story and i was able to write something that affected you positively ( i hope). and my back is feeling a bit better too! thanks again for such a wonderful review!
That was awesome. I always loved Remus the Sensible! (Part of the reason for my name!) I can't believe Lily... it wasn't Sirius' fault! Anyway, I can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Lily just wants someone to blame. ;) I didn\'t even know this chapter *had* been accepted...I had to log out to check, and yup, I could see it...
Well, Nuw, I have to say one thing: I LOVE YOU, YOU DIDN'T KILL REMUS, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! *e-hugs* =D You rock.
That was absolutely fantastic, a perfect way to end the story. Actually... can I tell you that I thought before that she was going to turn her wand and kill him? Abby was freaking out, but when I read it, that was the first thought that popped into my head.
Wow. Hehe, yeah, I am just that good. ;D Anyway, I hate to see the end but you definitely made it a great one. I can't wait to see more, and even perhaps a sequel if you are feeling gutsy? =) Anyway, thanks for the fantastic story and I'll talk to you soon, I hope. Take care =)
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Moony! I\'m really glad you liked the ending. And you must know me too well if you were able to guess what Ginny was going to do so easily.
I have no plans to write a sequel to this story. Writing \'Almost Me Again\' has taught me that it\'s hard to write a good, interesting post-Voldemort story (which is why that one languished partially completed on my hard drive for about a year before I really made myself work on it). The good news is that my next project can now go forward. It\'s called \'Betrayed by the Most Faithful,\' and you, my friend, have had the privilege of seeing the story banner many moons ago. I just hope I can do the idea justice.
Thank you for all your support and kind words over the course of the last year, Moony. It really means a lot.
I'm so sorry for being so late on this, but I have been busy with finals and some family... stuff. Yeah, we'll call it that^^ Anyway, another perfect chapter and I can't wait for the next!!!!! And I'm so happy that everything is going well for you and your family. I hope everything stays that way^_^
Author's Response: Thanks, Miss Moony; it\'s good to hear from you. I really can\'t complain about tardiness considering how long it\'s taking me to get chapters up these days. But anyway, I\'m glad you liked the chapter, and I hope your family stuff has been resolved to your satisfaction. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.
My apologies once again for my seemingly continuous lateness. I'm starting to be scheduled to work every day and come home dead tires, so I decide not to read. I figure that you, as well as this story, deserve my full attention.
It was fantastic, as usual. I really liked how you chose to make the duel with Harry and Voldemort; it made sense. It is intriguing how he didn't use some form of Dark Magic to heal himself, as well as his Death Eaters now using a great many Unforgivables. That should be interesting, methinks, in the future. And kudos to Jarius for being as wonderfully awesome in each chapter.
That's about it, as I will spare you another "amazing". Like you didn't know it was coming anyway. I hope that everything goes alright and that the next chapter can come soon. Take your time though, and HBD again. I hope to be on time for the next one: dead, seemingly-dead, or hyper-as-can-be.
Author's Response: Not to worry, Moony; I love your reviews whenever they come. I\'m really glad you liked the duel between Harry and Voldemort. It\'s always bothered me that the bad guys always seem to heal faster than the good guys, so I decided that if the hospital hasn\'t been able to heal Aberforth yet, then the Death Eaters ought not have been able to heal their master yet. Take care of yourself, Moony.
Ooh, Sneaky!Harry and Sneaky!Ginny are quite entertaining! Hee. And of course Ron is a genius! Watch, he is proably smarter than Hermione but doesn't want to show it in canon! Or not. ; P Poor Ron. Love this chapter. So hawt.
Author's Response: I love Ron, and he gets abused way too much by fanfiction writers. He\'s actually quite an intelligent fellow, especially when it comes to practical (rather than classroom) situations. Of course, he can still be rather clueless at times.... ;-)
Yup, coolest detention ever! But I wouldn't know for sure. I have never been in detention! Woohoo! And that was so sweet with Harry and Ginny. Too sweet!!!!!!!! And Jarius scared me a bit, just now. He was sorta... Umbridge-ish for a mo'! *shivers* Yeah, that was what it was. Sweet chapter!
PS-I am almost caught up!
Author's Response: Yay! Congrats on your catching up! I agree that Jarius was a bit Umbridge-ish at the beginning of class. Sadly, he\'s a very inexperienced teacher who hasn\'t quite figured out how to control a class without using fear as his main tool at least part of the time. Even so, though, he wouldn\'t have done the whole \"wands away\" thing if he had known a little more about Umbridge\'s reign of terror.
Oh my! I forgot to add this: is Snape going to be back in this fic? Or not? Who knows?! Oh, you do. Is he, though? We need some payback for Harry!
Author's Response: Snape will definitely re-appear later on. As for whether or not Harry will get any payback... you\'ll just have to wait and see. Sorry. Aren\'t I just so NICE to give you a response like that? ;-)
Since I can't review an unvalidated chapter (gr) I will say that I hope it is up soon! And, by the way, I can't return your e-mails. I got it back when I responded. Ah well. Thanks for the news, Nuw (haHA!) and here's to fast validation!
Author's Response: Thanks, Moony. I\'ll let you know when I get around to getting a new e-mail account. This is getting ridiculous. Anyway, it\'s good to hear from you, and I\'m keeping my fingers crossed as well!
Thanks for the tip about the snakes. I think I will just have to grin and bare it. Like I would skip a chapter! Psh. Nu-uh. Nope. A teddy bear... I need to dig that out of my closet for that to work. As I don't feel like getting killed in an avalanche of my things, I dunno if I have the guts to try that! ; ) Well, here's hoping that the next is up soon since a lot of H/G is validating today! (Mine is up!!!! Squeee!) Good luck! Can't wait for more. Snakes. *shivers*
Author's Response: Hehe! I\'m glad you don\'t plan on skipping a chapter, but don\'t say I didn\'t warn you. And I read your H/G one-shot. It was great. I left you a review. :-) I also left the first review on your new D/A one-shot. I feel special. You should too! :-)
HOLY CRAP NUW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You weren't kidding. Wow. Just wow, Nuw!^^ Very good though. And you didn't get my hopes up. I was hoping that that wasn't really him, so I'm good here ^_~ That was just excellent! And the battle wasn't terrible with violence or anything, so I'm very happy that it wasn't rejected. Thanks for another great chapter and talk to you soon! ~Miss Moony : )
Author's Response: Thanks, Moony! Yeah, I know I wasn\'t getting YOUR hopes up, you Dumbledore hater. ;-) Anyway, I\'m very glad you liked it.
I would be more concerned if I didn't already know that you are a sucker for happy endings and, therefore, wouldn't kill off Harry or send Ginny to Azkaban. ^^ Anyhoo, great chapter, that I am on time for may I add! Poor Harry at the beginning, though. I laughed so hard at that section. Your version of Harry is so dear.
I can't wait for a new chapter and will see you later (as it is late and should technically already be asleep but stayed up to read this)!!!!!
Author's Response: Thank you, Miss Moony; I feel extra special. See, I can\'t build any suspense with you! Oh well; I guess that\'s what I get for letting you get to know me. ;-) I\'m glad you liked the beginning -- at one time, I really worried that that would be my reaction after getting married (thankfully, it was not). Take care, get lots of sleep, and work on CC when you can! :-)
That was an awesome chapter, Nuw! I was too busy to read it earlier, but I finally found a minute. That was great. I was starting to get scared about what Ginny might do to Jarius, though. Quite the hothead, she is!
“Hell has officially frozen over - Harry Potter is friends with a Slytherin.”
I love that line!!!! It was just too cool. And kinda true, if you think about it. Somehow, I figured that he would be a Slytherin. Just call it my sixth sense. My seventh is sensing when there is someone standing behind me. My eighth is knowing that there are cookies in the house. That is true. Hehehe. I am such a dork. ; ) And darn proud of it!
Now that that tangent is over…
Little Harry is so cute! I can see that actually happening as well. A bit of Polyjuice Potion and BAM! Nine year old Harry-type-person. : D And, very clever with another archway. Actually, it would be a very god guess that there will be an archway with every Horcrux. Ya never know. ; P I nearly panicked with the snake, though. I can’t stand them; I freak out whenever I see one. I know that Hermione can be a bit overbearing, but you wouldn’t kill her, right? Right? RIGHT?!
You know, I think this is one of my longest reviews! Woohoo! Yeah, well, anyway: Thanks for another great chapter and I hope you update as soon as school allows you to!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Moony! I\'m really glad you enjoyed this chapter. Ginny\'s line about hell freezing over is turning out to be quite popular -- I\'m glad I thought of it. (And for once, I can say that without a bit of sarcasm.)
Just a bit of a warning for you, Moony: If the snake in this chapter freaked you out, you might want to hug a teddy bear or something while you read the next chapter. That\'s all I\'m saying. Well, that and the fact that one scene in the next chapter reminds me a little bit of Raiders of the Lost Ark -- and I\'m sure you know how Indiana Jones feels about snakes. ;-)
About the updates: I\'ve actually written a lot of this story (at least 30 chapters), but I haven\'t worked on it for quite a while because I\'ve been busy with A Past Reclaimed. There\'s much more danger of you guys catching up to me on that one, so I\'ve been devoting all my writing time to it lately. Don\'t worry, though; I\'ll make sure to start back up on this one in plenty of time to keep you all from catching up to me. :-)
Ooooh! 'Tis the return of Angsty!Harry! Buahahahaha! He was amazingly IC, though. I was shocked; most people that try to portay him like this add in a lot of unneeded cursing. Well done! ooh, some H/G-ness! Yay!
Author's Response: Thank you! I really shy away from all but the mildest cursing, so there\'s nothing to worry about there. I\'m glad you found him to be IC. Thanks for reviewing!
Okay, it may just be the fact that I have a lot going on right now and am a bit stressed, but I started cursing at that cliffhanger, Nuw. Rather loudly and colourfully, in fact. I'm glad my dad wasn't around at the time.^^ That would have been messy.
Great chapters that I wish I had been on time for! Poor Ginny. I thought she was going to murder Dumbledore in the last chapter. Hehehe. Goats.
Anyhoo, I hope the next one is up soon before I die from suspense!
Author's Response: Sorry about the cliffie, although it really shouldn\'t have been cause for swearing. ;-) [Granny voice] What sort of conduct is that for a young lady, anyway? [/Granny voice]
It\'s probably not much consolation, but I submitted the next chapter immediately after this one was approved. Hopefully it will be approved more quickly than usual.
I hope everything in RL is going all right. Take care of yourself.