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Member Since: 01/16/07
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Hey Y'all!

As you've probably figured out, I'm not from Jersey. Well, unless Jersey is shaped like Texas and has no winter to speak of.

I live here in Texas with the love of my life, my husband of 14 years who tolerates my HP fanfic obsession, but would prefer I write something original I can sell. LOL!

I think Monty Python and the Holy Grail is *the* funniest movie evah, anything written by Douglas Adams is hilarious, Star Wars 4,5,& 6 are teh bomb, and Godiva truffles are to *die* for. Also, I'm completely lost in the 80's - best music hands-down. :-)

My favorite HP characters are Lucius, Hermione, Draco and Snape, and I don't ship canon anything. I do play Quidditch for Ravenclaw - my House on the Boards. Go 'Claws!!

If your curiosity about me has yet to be satisfied, PM me! I love full inboxes!

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He Who Laughed Last by Noldo
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 20]

Summary: Regulus Black, on Voldemort, life, death, and his beloved, insufferable, arrogant brother. One-shot, mild HBP spoilers.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 937 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
08/28/05 Updated: 08/28/05

Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 05/26/07 Title: Chapter 1: He Who Laughed Last

In reading this story, I found this passage about Regulus to be the one that really drew me into his world:

"When Sirius was sorted into Gryffindor, he wondered if it might be an omen of sorts. When his turn was coming, it was all that kept his spirits up — he would whisper to himself, when no one was about (for Sirius would laugh in that way of his, and his parents would not understand), that the Heart of the Lion would prevail.

He was Sorted into Slytherin."

That, and the line "less-favoured younger son" just really grabbed my attention and broke my heart all at the same time.

For a character of whom so little is known, I think you did an amazing job of filling in the missing pieces. You created a very plausible backstory for Regulus and I think it was very well written.

Great job!


Four Houses by the nutty imp
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: Albus Dumbledore takes one last look at his beloved students before he sets out to the light

Winner - Best Slytherin Drabble on the Quartet Drabble Challenge

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1110 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
10/11/05 Updated: 10/11/05

Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 05/26/07 Title: Chapter 1: Four Houses

I am literally sitting here with tears streaming down my face. I am so moved by this beautiful story of how Albus Dumbledore addresses each of the Four Founders. I think you truly captured Dumbledore's character, as well as the students'.

These exquisite lines of Cedric's are what pushed me over the edge:
"“Given another chance I would have done the same thing all over," he smiled brightly, "Harry had to survive. Each of us, no matter how small our part are important in the task to ensure that the Dark Lord will be defeated. It will come to pass I have faith in that.”

What an incredible talent you have!
Thank you for writing this story - I'm grateful I took the time to read it.


Author's Response: As am I grateful for your comments. Thanks for that wonderful review made my day. :)


A Mother's Gift by the nutty imp
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: There's no one more blind to a child's fault than one's own mother. For there's no greater love than a mother's love.

She braved darkness and death to give her son a gift. A gift that only one capable of great love can give.

FINALIST in the 2005 Winter-Snow Holidays Challenge # 5 - The Secret Gift Challenge

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 1293 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
12/16/05 Updated: 12/16/05

Reviewer: Red and Gold Signed
Date: 05/26/07 Title: Chapter 1: Winter Snows Challenge #5

From a parent's perspective, I completely sympathize with the mother in this story. She may have been misguided in not seeing her son for what he truly was, but what she did, she did out of love. I thought this melancholy tale was wonderfully written and truly heart-piercing. Thank you for writing it.


Author's Response: A mother\'s love truly knows no bounds. (well most of the time - I\'ll bet I\'ve really pushed it at certain circumst