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.
The accent was really good, actually. I have had French for 3 years, so I know. Good work! Sorry I'm late again; I've been working on a fic for another site, RPing, and the sick season has been getting to me for the last couple of days. I feel really bad about it, but I'm here. : ) Anyhoo, I feel bad for Ginny. Ron can be such a prat. But she has a lot on her mind, so... yeah. And dirty Harry! My oh my. Nearly-married men... *sighs* I'm tellin' ya... ; P Like I can say for sure!
Anyhoo, I can't wait for the wedding. That'll be great. Yay for them!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and I have a question for you. Could you e-mail me the URL for the banner to CC? I can't freaking get it and I know I saved it somewhere... Yeah, sorry! Like I said, I'm so off this week. But anyway, thanks for another awesome chapter and I hope the next is up soon!
Author's Response: Hi, Moony! It\'s good to see that you\'re still around. I\'m glad you liked the chapter, and that you found the accent passable. But what do you mean by \"dirty Harry\"? I thought he was being quite the gentleman, actually. And I would certainly hope that you can\'t say for sure about those sorts of things; you\'re much too young! Although you ARE about the same age as Ginny is in this story, so.... Nope, not going there. ;-)
I\'ll send you an e-mail about the CC banner, because I\'m not totally sure that understand what you\'re asking for. Later!
Squeeee! That was so awesome! And Harry is so sneaky! Great chapter, Nuw. I lurved it! It is great that they can use memory charms now. Even if they scare the bejesus out of me. But they are dead useful, so I am not complaining. ; ) Anyhoo, awesome chapter!!!!!!
PS-This is H/G, right? Then maybe my story will be up soon... yay! And, as I forgot this above: UPDATE SOON PLEASEY!!!!!
Author's Response: Hi, Moony! Good to see you. Or read your review. Or... whatever. You know what I mean.
I\'m glad you enjoyed the chapter, even if you are scared by Memory Charms. Truth be told, I wasn\'t too concerned about them back when I started writing this, but after everything I put Harry through in A Stolen Past, I\'m a lot more squeamish about them.
To answer your question, OF COURSE this is H/G! They\'re secretly engaged, remember? Or did somebody Memory Charm you to forget? *gasp*
P.S. I look forward to reading your story as soon as it\'s up.
That was great. But please get them to the prison before it's too late! Please! Awesome chapter and I can't wait for
more. Please don't leave us hanging for long!
I KNEW IT! I said that this would happen when I reviewed the last chapter! Oh my... I hope that they get there in time... I just keep telling myself 'happy thoughts, happy thoughts!' Whew... okay, that was an excellent chapter. PLEASE update soon!!!!!!
~Moony : O
Oh no! If Ginny forgets Harry he will die! But that won't happen because they will save her, right? RIGHT?! Three days... Poor Hermione. And as horrible as it may sound, I give Harry a load of support on this one! Some things just have to be done. It was an excellent chapter and please update soon!!!!!
Well, I am sure that they could just order Ginny not to do it. I know that you wouldn't kill Harry off so soon, so I will not shout 'NOOOOOO!' as I had planned to do. Awesome chapter and I can't wait for more! Till next time,
Poor Harry... please update soon. The suspense is killing me... *eats handful of popcorn and watches screen expectantly*
Oh, goshdarnit, she has a plan. The stupid witch has a plan. That is NEVER good. Gr. I hate Bellatrix. Please update soon, this was a great chapter!
OH MY GOSH! I almost cried and THEN you brought her back to life?!?!?! Oh my gosh... I loved it. I really did. It was excellent. I think that if Ginny dies in the series, Harry would react like that. So IC it was scary. Well done. It was amazing and absolutely perfect.
Okay, one: here's to another fast validation. Two: I wasn't sure if you saw, but the banner's up. Thanks soooooooooooooooooo much, Nuw!
~Muh-hoony : )
Author's Response: Thanks, Moony. And yeah, I did see that the banner\'s up. Whoever made that for you is sooooooooooo awesome! ;-) I\'m waiting on pins and needles for chapter 10, by the way. *hint hint*
I can't believe them!!! Why can't Hermione just pull out the whole 'we need to stand together' thing that seemed to calm Harry down in OOTP??????? Goodness... It was a great chapter, even if I felt like strangling half of them out of frustration! ; ) If I don't talk to you before Monday, Happy Christmas, NuwNuw! And a Happy New Year!
Author's Response: Thanks a bunch, Moony. This chapter was hard for me to post right before the holidays because it leaves the story hanging in a really dark mood for a couple of weeks or more. But that\'s how it goes sometimes, I guess. Just so you know, I felt like strangling them all too, and I know what\'s going on behind the scenes!
On a lighter note, I hope you had a great Christmas and that you have a happy New Year too! And if you celebrate Hanukkah as well, then Happy Hanukkah!
That was really great, Nuw. Awesome chapter. I wonder if Percy will be the next to die in canon...... nah. I am never that lucky. Anyway, that was really great; most people make Ron the one that makes a big problem out of the whole Harry and Ginny thing. This was a nice change as you were right; he said he would rather she go out with him. That was a terrific chapter and I hope to see the next one soon.
PS-The fic was rejected for now, so yeah... But look at my reviews. I have my first moving picture there!
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Moony! I\'m glad you found the interaction with Ron so believable. I know a lot of people think Percy will be the next to die, but I don\'t know.... Maybe, but- Gah! I can\'t even begin to guess what\'s going to happen in DH. I won\'t even bother trying.
I\'m sorry to hear about your H/G fic being rejected. (That is the one you\'re talking about, right?) I\'d be happy to beta it for you, if you\'d like. (Can you tell I want to read it?)
And I did notice the moving picture in your reviews! I have no idea how to do that, or if it\'s even technically allowed, but it\'s way cool!
I'm wrong about that? YES! I was hoping that I was. Thanks! I might be near you; it started snowing last night a bit late. And yeah, romance... *sighs* You've hooked me. I only read 3 people's romance though. 6 guesses who. ; ) To fast validation! Awaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! (Hyper today; don't mind me.)
~Miss Moony (I think I'll sign like that from now on...)
Author's Response: Sounds good, Miss Moony! Always glad to brighten up your day. :-)
OH MY GOSH, NUW, OH MY GOSH! That was amazing! I loved it! He is normal!Harry again! Whoooooooooooo! I don’t have long because I have some work to do, but I had to say how amazing that was! Awesome! Too cool! HECK YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!
Oh, crud. I just thought of what could bring this crashing down. How will Ginny feel about this? Chunks… if she is a party pooper about this, I will be very angry. Gr. Hear me roar. Growl. Grrrr. ; )
That was sooooooooooooooooooooo awesome, NuwNuw! I love you for finally getting to this chapter! Yaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy! Oh no! A return to exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: MOONY!!!!!!!! (See? I can do it too!) I\'m so glad you enjoyed the chapter, although I wouldn\'t say he\'s normal!Harry at all. He\'s more like NewAndImproved!Harry, which is much better. But he\'s still normal, too. Anyway, I\'m very grateful for your review. I hope the next chapter doesn\'t anger you. ;-)
Nuw, I have been combing my profile too. (Yup, too much time on my hands) I can't find anything. Give me a hint: will the fate of dear Voldykins come to play in this story or no? Maybe? Possibly? And will this be the last story or will there be a seventh year fic too? Come on, man, I am dying here!
Author's Response: Hehe! I\'m making the unflappable Moony squirm! Because you\'re so NICE ;-) I\'ll give you a few answers.
\"Will the fate of dear Voldykins come to play in this story or no?\"
Yes. Harry now remembers everything, which means he knows about the Prophecy. That means both his and Voldemort\'s fates will be discussed.
\"And will this be the last story or will there be a seventh year fic too?\"
I\'m sorry to say that this will almost certainly be the last story in this series. (Can you call it a series if there are only two stories?) Now, before you break out the torches and pitchforks, just let me say that I really don\'t think there will be a whole lot more to say by the time this particular story is done. Interpret that however you like. ;-)
Just a sec. *walks into other room and screams* Okay, all better. That was awesome!!!!!!!!!! And yet so sad. Poor Remmie. Still cool though! And I have a dedication?!?! Thankies!!!!!! Can't wait for validation!
Author's Response: Well, thanks for leaving the room before screaming. I\'m glad you enjoyed the chapter, despite the sadness of it. And yes, the final chapter is dedicated to you. Way back when I was deciding if I should wrap everything up at the end of A Stolen Past, or write a sequel, I had a problem. I wanted to write a sequel, but I couldn\'t figure out how to end it. Then one day I was reading your MNFF profile and I stumbled across an idea that I had already thought of but didn\'t know what story to use it in. When I saw that, I decided to use it at the end of this story, since I knew at least one of my faithful readers would enjoy it. Looking back, I couldn\'t have made a better decision. Thanks for all the support along the way, Miss Moony. It\'s been a lot of fun.
That was great! And no, that was a very unique Apparation lesson. ^^ I thought that the thing with James and Lily was so sweet! See what you've done to me? I couldn't stop smiling at that! It was a cute addition. And very accurate with Peter. He should have hit his head, the stupid ------------------------.
Let's not talk about that! Anyhoo, that was really good. And I figured they were who you were talking about. 'Cuz I'm just that good. Psh, yeah right! Again, hyper. But! That was super awesome and I can't wait for the next chapter as we are still hoping for no school again tomorrow since it is supposed to ice and snow all night (*nudgenudgewinkwink*). 'See' you later, Nuw!!!
Author's Response: Thanks, Miss Moony. Poor, weak Peter. He was still a good guy at this point. It\'s too bad he turned out to be such a --------------------. You get the idea. I\'m glad you enjoyed the Apparition lesson. It seems to be a hit! Good luck with the no school thing!
OMG NUW OMG!!!!! I LOVE YOU, OH AUTHOR OF AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Harry's alive and so is Sirius, Remmie isn't a werewolf and is alive and I was right about what you used from my profile! It is a great night!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for ending it so great! That was terrific; I almost cried!!!!!!!!!! I'm sad it's over but OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: *blushes* Thank you, Moony! I\'m glad you were satisfied, to put it mildly. ;-) Thank you for sticking with me all the way through all this. It really means a lot.
That was awesome, Nuw. Those two NEEDED to be locked in... wait... *checks former review to earlier chapter* I said that Fred and George should lock them in a closet somewhere! It was SNAPE! Hehehehehe. I think I am 'in the beyond!' Too bad I am about as good as Trelawney or I would have seen that coming... ah well. Absolutely great chapter! I can't wait for the next. I hope you had a great holiday, I know I did. (Guess who got a 2 disc Van Halen CD?! Three guesses who!!!!!! ; ))
Author's Response: Ah, Moony, you make me smile. I actually checked back earlier today to see who said they needed to be locked in a broom cupboard together, and was happy to see it was you. I remember thinking, \"She\'ll flip when SNAPE turns out to be the one to do it!\" when I first read that review. I think I was right. :-) Anyway, thank you very much, and congrats on the Van Halen (I\'m assuming it was you who got it). My holiday was great as well. I got to see my parents for the first time in months, and we all spent most of the time just relaxing. Ahhhh.
I am SO sorry for being late on everything this week, Nuw. I'm just lucky today is a snow day so that I can read everything I missed!
Okay, that last part worries be a bit. Kind of foreboding, how he doesn't know what he did differently and Voldykins has access to his thoughts again. Could be just me, but that seems a bit suspicious.
I like that part about him expecting a bit more than that from her. That was so cute! You've turned me into a romantic. I hope you're proud of yourself. ; P
That was an (do I even have to say it?) awesome chapter and I can't wait for the next one! And now, off to read Magical Myths!
Author's Response: Welcome back, Moony! I wonder if you live near me, because it\'s been snowing here since yesterday evening.
My, my, aren\'t we the suspicious one? You think Voldy somehow helped Harry do the False Death Charm in class, and that\'s why Harry doesn\'t know how he did it? Interesting theory. I guess it\'s my own fault that you\'re that paranoid. In this case, though, it\'s just a case of pure luck on Harry\'s part.
I\'ve turned you into a romantic? Yay! Every teenaged girl should be a romantic, at least on some level. :-) I\'m glad you enjoyed the chapter so much. Hooray!