Penname: bertiebott12 [Contact]
Real name: Claire
Member Since: 01/11/07
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Hello, readers and authors, alike,

Welcome to my authors page! I, for those of you who do not know me, and Claire. You might know me from the forums, of which I have been a member since April 2007.

I love to act and sing, and have taken the lead in a school musical. I am known around my high school as the "Harry Potter Expert", and writer. Gryffindor is my house on the boards( Toaster pride!).

I have one dog, but have had several fish that sadly expired.

I love musicals, though my favorite has to be either Guys and Dolls or the songs from Chicago. I am an utter Broadway drama queen, and my iPod is filled with showtunes. Any thoughts on musicals? PM me!

My favorite character in Harry Potter is Tom Riddle, though I do have a crush on Harry. My other favorites include, but are not limited to, Neville, Luna, Ginny, Sirius, Remus, and Lily.

I don't have an die-hard ships that I support, but have several that I favor.

But, my favorite have to be: Tom/Minerva, Remus/Tonks, Ron/Luna, Harry/Luna, Draco/Ginny, and Neville/Luna. As you can see, I love Luna related ships.

Favorite musicals: Guys and Dolls, The Drowsy Chaperone, Mary Poppins, Into the Woods, Chicago, A Wonderful Town, A Chorus Line, Peter Pan, and Annie Get Your Gun!

My favorite books: Harry Potter(obviously!), the Cherub series, the Twilight series, anything by Mary Higgins Clark, Sherlock Holmes, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Pearl, and the Bible.

My Favorite Singers/Bands: Daughtry, Queen, Mika, Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift, Nickelback, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney(*drool*), Bon Jovi

My stories:

I have since deleted all but one. If you would like to see it again, please email me.



I Don't Really Know What To Say: A one-shot about James talking to a Harry that hasn't come out of the womb quite yet. Thanks for al of the reviews!

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Facing Death-A poem about the veil in the Department of Mysteries.
Upcoming Fics:
Burning Hearts(J/L)

Deleted Fics:


Betrayal-I have decided to discontinue this fic after Deathly Hallows simpy because of lack of interest from myself and readers.

Can't Help Falling In Love With You-A one-shot in which Tonks falls in love with an unlikely person.

Who We Grow To Be-A Minerva McGonagall character study.


If you read, please leave constructive reviews! No flamming!

Thank you for making a visit to my author's page!

It's not right, not okay,
Say the words that you say,
Baby, we're better off this way,
It's better that we break,
Baby.

Maroon 5, Better That We Break

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Summary: What exactly does one get the Most-Supreme-Head-Death Eater for Christmas? Especially for 12 days? Find out!



From Scheherazade of Hufflepuff for the "12 Days of Christmas Challenge."

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 666 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/08/05 Updated: 12/08/05


Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 12/04/07 Title: Chapter 1: A Death Eater Holiday

This is very creative! When looking for fics like this, there certainly aren't very many. The only problem with this, was that nothing fit with the tune of the song. Looking at the beats and things, you can't sing the song using these words. I think that that would have attracted more people. Good job!

Author's Response: Glad you liked it. :-) No, it unfortunately can\'t be sung to the tune of the song. I did try to make it fit to the original tune, but it wasn\'t working and so I decided not to worry about it. Thanks for R&Ring, though! :-)

 

Symphony for Quartet by Tinn Tam
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 271]

Summary:

Winner of the QuickSilver Quills Award, categ. Best Marauder Era.

What did being a Marauder truly mean?... Let's just say that some tunes cannot be played by a lone musician; and those four's lives were certainly not soloists' scores. In class or in detention, in Quidditch matches or full-moon wanderings, fleeing before monsters or confronting dark wizards, they wrote, measure after measure, their own eight-handed piece.

Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs, are proud to present a Symphony for Quartet.



Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 80127 Chapters: 13 Completed: No
Published:
12/12/05 Updated: 08/17/07


Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 04/01/08 Title: Chapter 2: Of the diplomatic virtues of a flying broomstick

Hello again!

I liked this chapter slightly less than the last one, but it was good all the same. Imagining Sirius and James, their first game of Quiditch together was wonderful. I loved your description of the backyard, and the hoops at the end of the fifty foot area. You played the surprise of each boy, James and Sirius, perfectly when they found out how different they were from the regular pureblood mindset.

I was a bit surprise that each boy accepted each other so quickly. In the books it shows us that they seemed to be rather stubborn in their own beliefs, and was surprised that they didn't keep the preformed opinions of each other that they had at the beginning ot the story. In a way, I like what you did, but would have liked to see a hint of icyness between the two.

I also would have liked another cliffhanger at the end of the chapter; the other one in the first chapter was quite nice, and it really kept me reading. A question that I had while reading was, wasn't the knife that opened any lock Sirius's that he handed down to Harry? I would have been surprised if James had given Sirius his special knife, or, if he did, Sirius would have probably told Harry that.

I noticed some conflicting descriptions, for example, Regulus. Sirius said that he would tell his mother anything, and wouldn't dare speak or even think a word out of line. But, when you talked about the ghoul in the attic, why hadn't Regulus told his mother about the ghoul? I think that it would have made more sense if it had somemore description.

Overall, good chapter!

/Claire

 
Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/13/07 Title: Chapter 3: Where another kind is discovered: not-so-pure-blood greasy monkeys

:) :) :) -) :) :) :) :) L:) :) :)

Author's Response: ...

 
Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/13/07 Title: Chapter 4: Where we begin to wonder about Remus' problem

Good! The thing is, that u r going 2 have to include somewhere where Severus and Lucius become friends. They r friends in harry's time.

Author's Response: We don\'t know enough about the two of them to tell whether they are friends or mere acquaintances. The age gap seems too big to me for them to be friends. And can you please refrain from using netspeak?

 
Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 04/01/08 Title: Chapter 3: Where another kind is discovered: not-so-pure-blood greasy monkeys

Hello!

I liked this chapter, probably the best out of the three. I loved the way that Remus described Hagrid, and was reluctant to tell strangers about "his time of the month". He seemed to be the character that you can write the best, so far, mixing in a fair amount of shyness and intelligence, but also having a fun side to his character.

One thing, I loved how Bellatrix was characterized in the middle of the piece, but felt that she was too easygoing/nice in the beginning, when she dropped off Sirius by Severus Snape. COuld you have maybe added in some looks of disgust, hateful words, or something in her actions to show the type of person that she is?

I liked the bit about the trunk. and the reaction of the other Hogwarts students. It was wonderful how you had everyone blaming each other, and working it into the right section in the fic, so it didn't seem out of place. What I liked most about this chapter, was that it had a mix of humour, dark themes, and even potential romances into later parts of the story.

Great job!

/Claire

 
Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/13/07 Title: Chapter 2: Of the diplomatic virtues of a flying broomstick

I love it. I hope that you arent TOO busy to never update. on to the next chapter!

Author's Response: See below.

 
Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/13/07 Title: Chapter 1: {YEAR ONE} Gryffindor-Slytherin clash

I loved it!!! But the only problem is that Regulus is older than Sirius.

Author's Response: Uhh... No. Regulus was younger than Sirius.

Otherwise I\'m glad you like it.

 
Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/13/07 Title: Chapter 2: Of the diplomatic virtues of a flying broomstick

I love it. I hope that you arent TOO busy to never update. on to the next chapter!

Author's Response: Doing what I can. Thanks for the review.

 

Summary: Past Featured Story


My take on how events may pan out in book seven. Spoilers from all previous HP books.



The events of the previous year have brought home to Harry the realization of what has to be done, and the knowledge that it must be done alone. Now as he sets off on his final quest, making new acquaintances along the way, he must bring all his knowledge and skill to bear in his effort to destroy Lord Voldemort. But will it be enough, or is there something that he has missed which might prove to be his undoing?




Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 57733 Chapters: 12 Completed: No
Published:
01/09/06 Updated: 10/30/08


Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: Goodbye to Privet Drive

Good.

Author's Response: Glad you like it. Do let me know how you like the rest of the chapters.

 

The Heirs of Hogwarts by muggleforever
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: At the beginning of 6th year, Hermione Granger stumbles upon an ancient prophecy concerning the Four Founders of Hogwarts. Now, four of the students find that they have a destiny laid before them that can not be turned away from. They are the Four Heirs of Hogwarts and their fate is to rid the world of evil forever.

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1696 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
02/07/06 Updated: 02/07/06


Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/13/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Prophecy

UPDATE SOON!!! This was amazing! Im imediatly adding you to my favs list! Please respond to my reviews if u dont mind. :) Im making a guess to whom the prophecy could be talking about: At first I thought it was the Marauders because of the Anamagi but now I think it is Harry-Gryfindor, Ravenclaw-Hermione Granger, Hufflepuff- Hannah Abbott, and Slytherin- either Draco Malfoy or Severus Snape. I loved it! BYe Bye. Update!

 

Gambit by harmony_bites
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: Ron plays chess with Harry while contemplating ruthless choices and options. HBP Spoilers.


Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 1437 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/15/06 Updated: 04/16/06


Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: Gambit

Hello there!

Today, I was looking for a totally random story, and yours came up! Ron stories, where he is trying to fight in the war are very common-too common in my opinion. Even so, the way you made Ron challenge his current situation, and show that minor character details hidden deep inside him was wonderful. This is the type of story that I would use for a character study. You delved past the arrogant, redheaded Ron that we know into a more demensional character. Wonderful!

His feelings flying through his head, specifically the ones in italics were right on the dot. You really showed that he wanted to get out wonderfully! I love how he compared his self to Harry, in a truely human way. I could see a parellel between myself and Ron, even though I have thought of us as total opposites before. He showed the good things in Harry, and actually opened his eyes.

I loved the symbolism in this piece. The way you put Harry as a knight was brilliant. You pulled it off very well, though there is still a doubt in my mind that Harry might be the bishop. That is really the only thing I can nitpick. Try to remove all doubt from the reader's, or in this case, my mind. I want to agree with your points, but I need more convincing statements that Harry would represent the knight. The language that you had Ron use was traditional "Ron" language, such as "Blimey", etc. You showed that, even in a situation and in a moment of thought, that you didn;t stray too far away from the Ronald that we know from the books. You kept his feelings very steady, and I loved it.

Keep on writing, and I am looking forward to see more fics/stories from you!

*Claire*

Author's Response: Actually to me (and in the story) Harry is the king--he's that one piece on the board that if he's surrounded unable to move and the next move of the others would knock him off the board, the game is over. Thanks for the kind and meaty review!

 
Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: Gambit

Hello there!

Today, I was looking for a totally random story, and yours came up! Ron stories, where he is trying to fight in the war are very common-too common in my opinion. Even so, the way you made Ron challenge his current situation, and show that minor character details hidden deep inside him was wonderful. This is the type of story that I would use for a character study. You delved past the arrogant, redheaded Ron that we know into a more demensional character. Wonderful!

His feelings flying through his head, specifically the ones in italics were right on the dot. You really showed that he wanted to get out wonderfully! I love how he compared his self to Harry, in a truely human way. I could see a parellel between myself and Ron, even though I have thought of us as total opposites before. He showed the good things in Harry, and actually opened his eyes.

I loved the symbolism in this piece. The way you put Harry as a knight was brilliant. You pulled it off very well, though there is still a doubt in my mind that Harry might be the bishop. That is really the only thing I can nitpick. Try to remove all doubt from the reader's, or in this case, my mind. I want to agree with your points, but I need more convincing statements that Harry would represent the knight. The language that you had Ron use was traditional "Ron" language, such as "Blimey", etc. You showed that, even in a situation and in a moment of thought, that you didn;t stray too far away from the Ronald that we know from the books. You kept his feelings very steady, and I loved it.

Keep on writing, and I am looking forward to see more fics/stories from you!

*Claire*

Author's Response: Actually, I meant Snape to be the knight--not Harry. The \"trickiest\" piece on the board--the spy if you will--and one that often is taken out early in the game. I saw Harry as the King, actually, the piece which, if it cannot escape, loses you the game. If anyone is the bishop--it\'s Dumbledore. Thanks for such a lovely, thoughtful review.

 

I just called to say...uh... by BertieBotts
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 61]

Summary: Hermione decides to stop by her parents for a few days before proceeding to Bill and Fleur's wedding. Meanwhile, at the Burrow, Harry is convincing Ron to call Hermione using the 'fellytone'... let's just hope he won't scream into it...fluffy with a bit of humor... Please read and review!!!

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1913 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/26/06 Updated: 05/06/06


Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 01/21/07 Title: Chapter 1: I'll call you on the fellytone

I like it!!! Our sn's r alike! Is anyone elses sn like ours? (like the story)

 

Summary: With the death of Albus Dumbledore came the passing of the most powerful symbol against the Dark Lord Voldemort. Now the Death Eaters are more active than ever, the Wizarding World is in mourning, the Order of the Phoenix has to regroup, and Harry Potter has to follow the path set before him. But Harry will get more help than he bargained for, will have more responsibilities than expected, and will find a spell that nobody knows how to work.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 151830 Chapters: 37 Completed: No
Published:
05/06/06 Updated: 02/28/09


Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 03/10/07 Title: Chapter 2: Delacours Arrival

I liked it a lot! The part about Gabrielle learning English was very realistic.

Author's Response: thanks!

 
Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 03/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Homecoming

This was a very good piece of writing, although a few people have said that the Dursley's were being too nice, I thought that it was displayed wonderfully. They want Harry out of their life more than anything. I'll read the next chapter very soon.

Author's Response: thanks. that\'s what i was going for. hope you like the rest of the story.

 

The Cloak by cmwinters
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: How Harry Potter got his invisibility cloak and who gave it to him

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 1044 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/20/06 Updated: 05/22/06


Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 06/26/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Cloak

I thought that you did a great job! It was very believable, and a good theory. At first I thought that James might have left it with Sirius, but he was his Secret-Keeper, so that was a bad idea. The change was made so quickly that he probably just left it with Peter. Your use of adjectives and verbs weren't overwhelming, as in some fics they are. You picked the right ones to use, and where to use them. You must have referred back to the first back to capture what they did that night so thoroughly. Great job! It was great, as most of your fics are, even though most of them are about Snape! :)
*Claire*

 

J.O.H.F. by HermyRox12
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 18]

Summary: Summary: Over the Holidays, Arilina Zeller finds something that will teach her a lesson about receiving things from Fred and George. I am writing for the Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes challenge. I’m in Ravenclaw house.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 959 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/21/06 Updated: 05/24/06


Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 10/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: How it Started

Well, I have to say, I haven't read a story quite like this one before. It certainly was original and different. Out of curiosity, what inspired you to write this?

Now, I have a few good things, and a few suggestions. We'll start with the bad. There were parts where it didn't really make sense, such as when she woke up that morning, I couldn't tell if you were talking about her or her sister. Oh, and lastly, about Fred and George, I think that they were bit OOC in this case. I would work on them, or ask other people's opinions.

Now, for good, I liked how they didn't tell her what the invention stood for. Great job on it!

Author's Response: Thanks! I wrote it for a challenge, in the forums. I thought it was interesting, so I decided to do something with it. IŽll try to make it more clear in future stories. I will also try to do better with my characters. Thanks for reading! ~HermyRox12

 

Nagini's Lullaby by DragonMuggle
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: Poetry one-shot.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 118 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/22/06 Updated: 05/24/06


Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Nagini's Lullaby

Hello!

I don't venture into the Poetry category very much, only when someone recommends a poem. But, I made an exception for a title that really looked interesting. I love your choice of a title for this fic, because it really is an oxymoron, thinking of one horrible creature having a lullaby at night. I think that your summary could have used more work, but it was a start.

Nagini is such a wonderful creature, but you used what we don't know about her to create story. I loved your references to her being "secluded", because she really is amongst her masters Death Eaters. I do have one question to ask you, though. Do you think that Nagini is the Dark Lord's love? the thing he likes most? I would have liked to see more insight into what she thought that her master, Voldemort, thought of her. It was mostly just her thoughts of him.

The only other thing that I can find to critique is that the rhyming looked very forced. It looked like ever single outward rhyme you held up a thesaraus to, and copied whatever fancy words you could find. There is nothing wrong with doing this, it just seems very obvious. Would you really talk like this? if not, then find a replacement word.

Overall, a very good job! Keep on writing, and don't be offended by my nitpicky-ness!

*Claire*

 
Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Nagini's Lullaby

Hello!

I don't venture into the Poetry category very much, only when someone recommends a poem. But, I made an exception for a title that really looked interesting. I love your choice of a title for this fic, because it really is an oxymoron, thinking of one horrible creature having a lullaby at night. I think that your summary could have used more work, but it was a start.

Nagini is such a wonderful creature, but you used what we don't know about her to create story. I loved your references to her being "secluded", because she really is amongst her masters Death Eaters. I do have one question to ask you, though. Do you think that Nagini is the Dark Lord's love? the thing he likes most? I would have liked to see more insight into what she thought that her master, Voldemort, thought of her. It was mostly just her thoughts of him.

The only other thing that I can find to critique is that the rhyming looked very forced. It looked like ever single outward rhyme you held up a thesaraus to, and copied whatever fancy words you could find. There is nothing wrong with doing this, it just seems very obvious. Would you really talk like this? if not, then find a replacement word.

Overall, a very good job! Keep on writing, and don't be offended by my nitpicky-ness!

*Claire*

 
Reviewer: bertiebott12 Signed
Date: 02/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Nagini's Lullaby

Hello!

I don't venture into the Poetry category very much, only when someone recommends a poem. But, I made an exception for a title that really looked interesting. I love your choice of a title for this fic, because it really is an oxymoron, thinking of one horrible creature having a lullaby at night. I think that your summary could have used more work, but it was a start.

Nagini is such a wonderful creature, but you used what we don't know about her to create story. I loved your references to her being "secluded", because she really is amongst her masters Death Eaters. I do have one question to ask you, though. Do you think that Nagini is the Dark Lord's love? the thing he likes most? I would have liked to see more insight into what she thought that her master, Voldemort, thought of her. It was mostly just her thoughts of him.

The only other thing that I can find to critique is that the rhyming looked very forced. It looked like ever single outward rhyme you held up a thesaraus to, and copied whatever fancy words you could find. There is nothing wrong with doing this, it just seems very obvious. Would you really talk like this? if not, then find a replacement word.

Overall, a very good job! Keep on writing, and don't be offended by my nitpicky-ness!

*Claire*

 
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