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.
Summary: A poem about one of Remus's transformations. Slightly violent, but poetically so. Please read and review! Other poems coming!
Oh my... that was very well done but so sad! Poor Moony... Er... That sounded odd considering that I am the one writing it... Ah well. It was great; a very good (but sad) poem. : )
Author's Response: Well, the guy was a git. Though moony didn\'t deserve to be punished. Yes, sad. Thank you.
Summary: Harry/Ginny poem set after the war about. . . a nightmare of the war. The rest you'll have to read.
If you're thinking "didn't I see this before?" you are right. But later it was deleted.
Awesome. So sad at the beginning but it is very heartwarming at the end. And thanks again for mentioning me. : )
Author's Response: Thank you, Moony. I\'m too soft to have bad endings.
Summary: A poem about Harry's life and love.
Oh, goodness, that was amazing! I don't usually get into poetry (maybe because I am rubbish at it...), but that was brilliant! Loved it; so totally going on my favorites! That was amazing; I don't know why you are so worried about your upcoming story!
~Moony : )
Author's Response: Thank you sweetie, you are too kind. Characterization and plot I can do but grammar is my downfall. There lies my worry.
Summary: A poem from Ginny's perspective, pre - HBP.
Wow, that was great! I really loved it, Rivah. And thank you so much for the compliment, as well. You are truly awesome, my friend, and I am happy to be your beta. Hoping to see more (with NO rejections!) very, very soon,
~Moony : )
Author's Response: Thanks so much Moony. Right back at your awesomeness. It is truly amzing to have such suppostive friends.
Summary: Harry's perspective of his reconcilation with Ginny
That was terrific, Rivah. Absolutely awesome! I don't usually get into a lot of poetry, but you are one of the few exceptions. Thanks for the wonderful poem, it was amazing.
PS-That is going up on my author's page. I now have 2 quotes from you!
Author's Response: You are very welcome. I am so proud to be qoted again on your page, most of those quotes are so emotive. My next poem is based on friends so I hope as a friend you like it.
Summary: Inspired by the strong bond of the trio, a poem on friendship.
First of all: I claim first review!!!!!! Okay, Now I feel better. Second: That was amazing, Rivah. Absolutely beautiful. Trust me when I say it, because poetry usually isn't my thing. I love this one!!!!! Favorites list, here it comes! Great job! Oooooh, exclamation points.....!!!!!!
~Moony (Yeah, random today. ; P)
Author's Response: Congrats on first review, i knonw how much you love that. As a friend I hope you know that the authors not applies. It is our friends not genetics that make us who we are. One good friend can cancel out any negativity in your life.
Author's Response: Sorry for the spelling mistakes, thats what happens when I write with Talila on my lap
Summary: A poem dedicated to a paragon of motherhood, Lily Potter.
That was beautiful, Rivah. I wish I could write poetry like that... it sounds a lot more like Dr. Seuss when I try! Anyhoo, that was just plain awesome, surrogate-mom Rivah. I hope that Lena gets back soon so that she can read it too. : )
Author's Response: I don\'t know Moony, I have always had a soft spot for Dr. Suess. Cat in the Hat was the first book I picked out of the library. As your surrogate mom I will tell you to be proud of any poetry you write because no matter what, it is a true expression of yourself. (and You are a person any parent could be proud of) As for my prodigal surrogate daughter, I also hope she comes back soon. A family is never complete until you know all its members are happy and healthy.
Summary: A poem on Ginny's feelings as she watches the trio leave the burrow after the wedding.
Aw! I loved it! Keep this up and you will make me cry, like Nuw. ; P That was so sweet; very Ginny. Great job!
I looked through some of my old journals that night, too. It's amazing to see just how different we are when we don't even see it happening. Amazing.
Anyhoo, that was simply wonderful, as always! I can't wait for more, hun. See you soon!
Author's Response: This is probably going to come off cheesy or cliche but I have to say it. Being the be all and end all to a family can strip you of a certain amount of your individuality. As a stay at home mom I am further limited by the fact that I rarely leave the house with out a gaggle of children. Reclaiming ( I think I subconciously picked that word)that peice of me, the unique eyes in which I see the world has made such a difference in me. Other people have actually asked me why I am so happy lately. Writing is what I love and you guys gave it back to me. Not only that but I am again being appreciated for who I am not what I do for someone. I will only slightly mar my previous statement by admitting to being a little hormonal today. The feelings are true though. I am forever indebted to you.
Summary: Awoken by some strange sensations, Ginny wonders if her hearts dream can be real.
That was amazing, Rivah! I like the end, where she doesn't look but knows that he is there. *sigh* That's so romantic. I hope that I can write romance as well as you and Nuw can someday... I won't hold my breath, but hey, it could happen. : )
And thank you for the lovely comment. I never really thought of myself as this great author... Thank you. But, you know, you don't give yourself nearly enough credit. Your writing is amazing and I can't wait until I check my e-mail and see that you have another lovely poem up. Thanks for another great one, hun. : )
Author's Response: I think I may have mentioned once before but my hugest fault is that fact that I am totally self deprecating. It occasionaly makes for great writing but for the most part its annoying. You, my dear are an amazing writer who has created an riveting story that has a surplus of loyal fans waiting with baited breath. I wish my writing at 16 was half of what yours is now. I am being completely honest. As for the romance, it does help that both Nuw and I have partners that at one time or place we had to woo. Part of the whole romance thing comes with experience. When you get it I have no doubt it will flow like a river. That being said, this is in no way a license to run out in a mad search for true love. Sorry mom brain took over for a second there. Rivah
Summary: Sometimes a place can play a profound role in a relationship. For Harry and Ginny, that place is The Bheith Aris. The Bheith Aris is a wizarding inn located in Cork, Ireland. At three pivotal points in their relationship the inn leaves them with more than they came with.
Hee, it's even better the fifth time I read it. XD Great starting chapter and I can't wait to see what happens next!!!!! *winkwink* Thanks for the compliment, as well. ^^
Author's Response: A compliment that is well deserved. I started chapter three last night. A call from my grandma inspired me.
As always, amazing to read. And I'm sure that it is just as good as it was the first time as well. ; ) Great chapter and I hope more is up soon!
Much luv from,
Author's Response: Ask and ye shall recieve and since you get it first anyway, it won\'t be long. I hope to finish in NY. Thanks for reviewing even if it is the third or fourth time you have read it. Love ya, Rivah
Proud SJ cyber twin here (finally) to say:
As usual, fantastic! Not that I didn't know that already, seeing as I get to read it first. (Yes, everyone, that was me bragging.) It was absolutely amazing, as always, and it makes me rather sad that it is the end. : ( Oh well, I get to read the cooler stories of awesomeness, so yay!
Author's Response: That you do, and will continue to as you are offically my editor. Is weird to think I was literally talking to you while you were doing this but thanks so much for the review. I actually am contemplating a epilogue. Something someone said earlier gave me an idea. I know...uh oh
Summary: A poem about Ginny's feelings of worry and frustration after the Trio leave
I liked it! The last two lines are my favorite because they are so true, especially in this instance. That was wonderful!
Author's Response: Thanks Moony. it was emotionally driven so that fact that it has been so well recieved warms the cockles of my heart
Summary: Draco is on borrowed time, and he knows it. A poem about his musings.( Lord knows, he wouldn't call them feelings)
That was great, Rivah. It really shows Draco's mindset during what is happening. Very good.
Author's Response: Thanks so much Moony. It think it is the first time I have ventured to the dark side of HP.
Summary: Harry Potter disappears immediately after defeating Lord Voldemort, and the circumstances all point to him being dead. But when has Harry ever been known to just roll over and die? Join Harry on a journey of self-discovery to find the family he never knew he had.
Awesome chapter, once again, Nuw. This is where things really start to get interesting (not that they weren't before, but this is where a lot more action starts up^^). Love the chapter and can't wait for the next!
Author's Response: Yeah, this is definitely where things start to pick up. I\'m glad you liked the chapter; I hope to submit the next one within the next couple of days.
Huzzah!!! *tosses confetti* Congrats Nuw!!!!! So happy that everything is going well and you are all done^^ My exams are for the next two days, so I will be dead this time around. x_x That is so great though^^
As for the chapter it was one word:
See, there ya go^^ There is hardly anything else to say there as it covers the whole thing! Trust me if I went into what I loved, this would be a really long review that would probably be too long to read in one sitting. That and I am freaking over exams and an essay that I am postponing to write this review! Thanks for another great chapter and I am so glad that everything has worked out so well!
Author's Response: Thanks for everything, Moony; I\'m really glad you liked it. Good luck on your schoolwork and exams! :-)
*claps* Yay! I'm so glad you put this up! Very good, once again. I still like how she gets angry when she calls her "Ginny Weasley". That was so like her to do that it is uncanny. Are you sure that you aren't JK in disguise? o.O I wonder....... ; ) I love this and please update soon!
Author's Response: Thanks, Miss Moony! I\'m glad you still like it. And, alas, I\'m still not JK. ;-)
Yay, Nuw!!!!! I loved the chapter. Poor Harry, though. It still gives me shivers when I think of how they treated that person. Good thing Harry kept that to himself, I guess. Thanks for another great chapter and talk to you soon!!!
Author's Response: Thanks, Miss Moony! I agree that the treatment of the guy who thought he could do magic was quite harsh -- maybe too harsh -- but something had to make Harry see very clearly that he did NOT want to let anybody know he could do magic. I\'m glad you enjoyed the chapter. Thanks for reviewing!
Summary: Even Severus has a softer side. An ode to his unreqited love.
I am Tagidi Riva of Gryffindor house and this is for the Autumn Ode contest
Perfection as always, Rivah. And it is quite insightful, not that you ever aren't of course. One of my favourites, and believe me it is a difficult choice to decide which of your poems is a favourite of mine. Excellent job. : )
Author's Response: Awwww, thanks love. I had a decent amount of feeling to draw from. It is a painful thing, unrequited love but one should always hope. Tomorrow is another day and a change of heart can be around the corner.(sorry eternal optimist)