Summary: "I want to be a real boy!"
A modern-day twist to this classic wish leaves Peeves the Poltergeist with much more than he bargained for. Thrown suddenly into life as an eleven-year-old boy, the former ghost must live in Hogwarts as a first-year student. From some good old-fashioned Filch baiting to a run-in with the giant squid, our hero has a whole host of challenges awaiting him--and the only person he can rely on for help is a very ill-tempered Blue Fairy...
Written by FenrirG of Ravenclaw for the "What You Wish For" prompt of the Spring Challenge.
Fenn, what a delightful story! I absolutely love your brilliant imagination! I had such a good laugh over Snape being turned into a fairy.
Your descriptions of the individuals in your story were wonderful. The vividness, made me feel as if I were right there witnessing the situation first hand,
I am looking forward to your next chapter. Keep up the superb work!
Author's Response: Lacey! *smushes* Thanks so much for your sweet review. I\'m so glad that you like it. =]]]] *hugs* FEnnnn
Summary: After a mishap during a heated argument, Hermione and Draco find themselves taken back in time to when the Marauders ruled the halls of Hogwarts and find out that they share a deeper connection than hate. The question is will they ever get back if the only way is to get along? As Hermione and Draco try to get back to their own time as well as fulfill an unwanted destiny, they deal with a disturbed Sorting Hat, unwanted suitors, the constant squabbles of James and Lily, awkward moments galore, and maybe even a little love.
Your story captured my interest from the first chapter. I love how you wrote it so Draco was sorted into Gryffindor.
You nailed Draco's demeanor terrifically.
Keep up the amazing writing!
You are a splendid writer and you have a wonderful imagination! I cannot wait for the next chapter.
Summary: Percy Weasley must put himself in an uncomfortable position to save a former friend from a disasterous marriage. And while he is doing this, he must also face the family he rejected years before.
Your story grabbed my interest right from the start. I became caught up in the mystery over Percy's desperation to talk with Harry.
I was eager to find out who the "her" Percey referred to at the beginning and what Ron had been up to.
Your story was well written and I liked how you worked a variety of charcaters into it. You portrayed all the Weasley men quite aptly.
I was surprised, when I learned of Ron's problem. Not what I thought he had been doing.
The one thing I was wondering was how Snape happened to be sitting on the bride's side?
Keep up the good work, Spottedcat!
Author's Response: Well, I\'m glad you liked it! And I\'m glad you caught the fact that I was hiding the bride\'s identity until partway through the story. Yes, Snape. But then, it\'s hard to imagine him feeling enough attachment to Ron to sit on Ron\'s side! And yes, it\'s a shameless \"pick on Ron\" kind of story!
Summary: After Hermione runs into Draco in the corridor, she questions his demeanor. This leads to an unwanted close encounter between them. Hermione sets her sights on trying to figure out what Draco is hiding. Meanwhile, Draco is determined that she not discover what he is up to. Neither one is prepared for the consequences that ensue.
Yeah, I know. For some reason after I submit the chappies, extra spaces are added between paras. I have tried to fix it but each time it seems to go back to the excess spacing.
Summary: James was not the only one to have friends at Hogwarts: Lily had them too. And fifteen years and nine months later, her best friend finally says goodbye to friends she will never forget.
Written by Emily_the_poet of Ravenclaw House for the "To Laugh or Cry" prompt.
Placed first in the spring challenge for the To Laugh or To Cry Prompt
Beautifully, written. I loved how Norah, who continued to have strong feelings for James even after their relationship ended, became friends with Lily. Was even her confidant.
Exceptional story! I loved it.
Summary: Fenrir Greyback has a task: a task that will take him through a labyrinth of perils and dangers, and will challenge him in more ways that one. Somewhere, deep within the confines of the Department of Mysteries, a wolf who is a man crosses through the Veil.
I am FenrirG of Ravenclaw, and I am writing for the Gauntlet Round 4 Challenge.
Wow! To my great surprise and delight, this story actually WON the Gauntlet! *warm fuzzies* I'm thrilled beyond belief--thank you so much!
Beautifully written from Fenrir's POV. I was immediately drawn in by the mystery of his mission. Awesome descriptions enabled me to easily visualize the story as it unfolded. You wrote Fenrir wonderfully, Fenn. I loved the experiences Fenrir had as he entered the different rooms at the MoM. Kudos for am amazing story!
Author's Response: Lacey! *glomps* Thanks so much for your lovely review. And I\'m so glad you liked it!!! You\'re wonderful! *huggles*
Summary: What if Draco was a Gryffindor? Would he be as haughty without two "bodyguards" behind him 24/7? Would he be rude and mean? What would his parents say?
What an amazing story! I loved how you turned situations around. Bellatrix going through the Curtain instead of Sirius. Sirius being pardoned.
I enjoyed the comparisons you used between Sirius and Draco. Their situations, demeanors, opinion about family.
You made Draco an excellent Gryffindor who fit right in with Harry, Ron and Hermione.
Wonderfully written. Kudos, to you! Keep up the great work.
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I really appreciate such a lovely review.
Summary: The Gryffindor Trio: Harry, Hermione and - Draco?
Draco Malfoy is sorted into Gryffindor. What has the Sorting Hat seen that we haven't?
This story is set during OotP.
Submitted for the May One-Shot Challenge - You Sorted Where? by red and gold of Ravenclaw
Andrea, your story was simply wonderful! I loved how you switched Draco and Ron. The spin you put on Draco by having him sorted into Gryfiindor, was amazing. You kept him true to his normal nature yet you managed to show us how there could be a different side to him as well. I thought you portrayed the characters very well.
*huggles & squishes*
Author's Response: *squishes Lacey* Thank you so much for your encouraging comments - and it means everything to hear good things about Draco from you ~ my fellow Dramione fan! I really appreciate you for reading my story and leaving such a sweet review! *huggles* Andrea
Summary: I was trying to get to sleep the other night, but I was really angry with love and romance and formal occasions that endorse love and romance. This scenario came to me quite suddenly, and I had to write it out. Bellatrix and Rodolphus became my pawns and I have managed to turn what was originally about me and my frequant angsty moods into a May challenge entry. Sorry this is late and unbeta’d.
This is an entry into the May one-shot challenge. Both Bellatrix and I are Ravenclaws.
Your characters, Rodolphus and Bellatrix were extremely well written.
You gave us the opportunity to view another side of Rodolphus; his insecurities Plainly, he would willingly do anything for Bellatrix.
You captured Bellatrix's essence quite well.
Summary: Sirius Black begins his first year at Hogwarts, separated from his new friends when he is reluctantly Sorted into Slytherin. Will the gulf between houses destroy his budding friendships, or is he truly a Gryffindor at heart?
Written for the May One-Shot Challenge by Gmariam of Ravenclaw, this story received an honorable mention.
Gina, I loved it! You should be very proud. I'm proud of the wonderful job you did writing this story.
You have such detail in your story that I was immediately drawn into the plot.
You described all the characters so vividly, I could picture the scenes as I was reading along.
I enjoyed the discussion between the Sorting Hat and Sirius. Especially how you made sure that Sirius was sorted into Slytherin even after he made it quite clear to the Sorting Hat he preferred not to be there.
The ending was exceptional. One, because you worked inter-house relations into your fic. Two, because they were plotting their first prank. And, it was on Snape.
Author's Response: Lacey! Thanks so much for reading my challenge entry! I\'m so glad you liked it. Thank you for the compliments *blushes* I\'m really glad you enjoyed Sirius\'s turn with the Sorting Hat, since others found it a bit OOC. I\'m glad to know the details and characterization are there, since the Maruaders are less well-known I think that can be tricky. Thanks again for the lovely review! *turnip hug* ~Gina :)
Summary: In the midst of the woods, a clearing is visible, occupied by a small, secluded cottage, covered in the glistening snow. A wrought iron fence encloses the frostbitten garden, but in the back, the gate has been left open. A single line of footprints mark a path from the back of the house, through this gate, and towards an ice-covered trio of headstones.
Here, a trembling man kneels, his head in his hands...
Your story was heartwrenching, yet beautiful. I love the way you wrote Dumbledore and gave him a softer side that we have never seen before.
I thought your fic made sense as to why we continually saw Dumbledore display an aloof demeanor throughout all of the books, not including book 7.
Summary: Love's not a bed of roses...
there's also pain, betrayal and heart-break.
A lonely and neglected girl. A stubborn young Order member. A sarcastic Healer. Hermione's been trusted with a secret. But with knowledge comes danger...
Againster a backround of prejudice, family ties and surpression, two powerful love stories are playing themselves out. But the clock is ticking against them...
I am quite interested to know what Voldemort has planned. What it is he wants Crouch to get after he finishes breaking the two out of Azkaban.
Also, if there is possibly more than you are telling us about the future relationship of Barty & Bella.
You had my interest from the start. I am anxiously waiting for your next chap to be validated.
Author's Response: You\'ll find out what Moldie Voldie is planning VERY soon. As to BCJr and Bella, they have a very \'mother and child\' relationship. She looked after him once he\'d joined the DEs, because he was only just out of school when he signed up. I am writing as fast as I can (which is not very - I am a slow writer) to get the next chapter to you soon.
Summary: Percy seeks reconciliation with his family. Won 2nd Place in the June 2007 Patronus One Shot Challenge by Vorona of Ravenclaw.
Vorona, your story is marvelous! I have always though that Percy was working for the Order, undercover on Dumbledore's instructions, and your fic nailed what I have been pondering.
The pain Percy experienced because he couldn't tell his family the truth, was incredibly real. I could feel his torn emotions and how he struggled between what he had to do to help the cause, and his family.
Terrific characterization. You captured my interest from the beginning and could not pull myself away until the end.
Kudos, to you Vorona, for an exceptional job.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for your comments! I\'m so glad you found the characterization \"terrific\", and I\'m also happy that you couldn\'t stop reading! Thanks again, Vorona
Summary: When a Dementor threatens one of her friends, Luna is compelled to produce her Patronus in defense. Guiding her through the daunting task is the good advice, mark of faith, and eternal love that only a mother could provide.
Submitted for the June One-Shot Challenge by Gigi of Ravenclaw.
Ashley, you did a spectacular job in capturing Luna's essence. I have never seen any write Luna so wonderfully as you have.
You have such descriptive details, that I can easily picture the memory Luna has, vividly in my mind.
You explain Luna's Patronus beautifully.
I love this story. One of my faves!
Author's Response: Lacey! *squish* Thanks so much! You sure know how to put a grin on my face, lol. Your compliments are so... :D I\'m glad you liked the way I portrayed Luna and her memory, and thanks heaps for helping me come up with the perfect title! You\'re the best! *Turnip huggles* ~Ashley
Summary: A mother grieves the loss of her son in the surroundings where she first learned her only child was dead - the place of the final task of the Tri-Wizard Tournament.
Andrea!! Beautifully written and so heartwrenching! You did a fantastic job!
I could feel the anguish Cedric's mother was experiencing with your wonderful descriptions.
Kudos to another superb story, my gifted twin!
Author's Response: Hi twin!!! Oh, thank you for your sweet, sweet review! *huggles* You are such an ancouraging and supportive friend - you always find the words that completely make my day. *squishes* ~Andrea
Summary: Sirius' last thoughts as he falls through the veil.
Written for MNFF DADA - First Years (Professor: Snape's Talon during Summer 2006 as mugglemathdork of Ravenclaw
That was fantastic! I could feel the pain of regret that Sirius was experiencing. Your descriptions of how Sirius was feeling about his life moments before his death, were poignant.
His memory of Angelica was hawt! Too bad Sirius didn't get the girl.
Author's Response: Whoa! I was poignant! XD Thanks Lacey! Yes, I loved that memory of Angelica. XD And who said he didn\'t? >> -Ritta
Summary: “Forbidden fruit is sweetest.”
The temptation is always strong when one discovers knowledge that they should not see. And not everyone denies the sweetest of all fruits … Some embrace it hungrily.
Brilliant story. I loved how you insinuated the forbidden Dark Magic book into your fic as a means of how Tom, a.k.a. Voldemort, was opened to more ideas for the Dark Arts. As well as how he may have furthered his practice of the use of Dark Arts; which of course became his signature.
I liked how you gave some doubt to young Tom as to whether or not he should go through with finding out how to create a Horcux. And, that you filled in the gap as to how he possibly came to ask Professor Slughorn for that info.
Participant in The Order of the Ravenclaw House Elves
Summary: Defense Barrister Rhianna Burke knows she has what it takes to save her client from Azkaban - her gift for words and her surprise witness.
**submitted for the August One-Shot Challenge: Lucius Malfoy by red and gold of Ravenclaw**
Brilliant piece of writing, Andrea! *huggles my twin* Your talents shine once again with this story.
Your descriptions brought this to life superbly.
I loved Rhianna. She is quite the piece of work! No messing with her!
I thought the way you had Harry speak in favor of Lucius was amazing. It was genuine and heartfelt.
You made Lucius appear more of human being than we have ever seen him portrayed. Excellent!
Author's Response: TWIN!! *squishes* Thank you for reading my Lucius fic and for leaving such a sweet, thoughtful review! I apreciate your comments about Lucius seeming more a human being, and that you love Rhianna. I had such a great time creating that character! You are wonderful - thanks again for all your encouragement and support! *huggles* ~Andi
Summary: : Harry Potter discovers that the hardest part isn’t facing Death, but rather knowing that you are powerless to stop it. Death has made its presence known, and it is planning on staying a while. The only way to ever truly destroy it is to live through it.
Post-DH, book 7 disregarded.
What a wonderful, heart wrenching chapter!
Well written and the descriptions were beautiful. It felt like I was experiencing everything first hand.
I cannot wait to read the next chapter. Keep up the amazing work!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Summary: Regulus Black feels he belongs in Hell. And maybe he is there. Or maybe not. Full of guilt and love, Regulus must choose between the love of his Dancer and an eternity of shadows.
Written by Emily_the_poet of Ravenclaw house for the prompt, "the next great adventure"
Wonderfully written story. It was beautiful. I loved your descriptions; they brought the story to life.
Excellent piece of work!