Why, hello there! I am FenrirG, but everyone around here knows me as Fenn. I'm a proud Ravenclaw over on the beta boards, and am also a PI Accredited Beta Reader. I'm a member of SBBC, and absolutely love writing and fanfiction of all sorts.
Ahem. More about me, you ask? The truth is, I'm not too fond of giving out personal information. (Understatement of the year) But here are the essentials:
I ship Lily/James and Dramione. I have an unhealthy obsession with werewolves. I love Romance and Maurader Era fics. I was the June Ravenclaw of the Month, and won the Gauntlet Round 4. I love my Turnips!
Now, as for my stories. I have four chaptered fics up currently: Fenrir, Barmy With Love, Peeves and the Blue Fairy, and The Lycanthrope and the Leper. However, the first three are currently on hiatus, as I'm very engrossed with the L and L.
There was a little Ravensprout
Her name was FenrirG
And she thought that Turnip-Land
Was the best place to be
The other 'Claws were kind to her
And taught her all they knew
Now she's a juicy Turnip
Who will do the same for you
This is fabulous--my favorite fanfic by far! 10+++, I love it!
I doubt you remember, but I'm your fan from over at the beta boards. =P
As I said there, your story is absolutely enchanting. I love it, and especially how you've characterized Remus, the rest of the Mauraders, and Lily. They seem so real and lifelike, and you truly did capture Remus' thoughts and feelings.
I absolutely love werewolf stories, so needless to say "Phases of the Moon" is on my favorites list. Great job, and I can't wait til your story is updated! =)))
Author's Response: Of course I remember, you saved my chapter! Thanks so much for your lovely review; I\'m glad I could satisfy a werewolf fan. :)
I knew that this chapter would be amazing, but you've really, truly outdone yourself this time! *sighs*
Remus' father is so kind and so very wise; he's such a sweetheart, just like Remus. I'm still in awe of his wise and wonderful words. (Ooh, alliteration! *rolleyes*) I think you've developed his character beautifully, and it's so touching to see their close-knit and lovely relationship. *squees* They're both just so amazing!
Now... I do believe that Remus made a good choice not to tell her, though I dearly wish that he would. But his father is completely right on all counts, and he should let her mature a little bit before telling her.
Oh, yes, I almost forgot. =) The little Sirius vs. Remus confrontation in the beginning was a very nice touch. So many fics portray the Mauradersí relationship as perfect, but we all know that even the tightest friendships can be rocky at times. You portrayed Sirius very well; stubborn and headstrong, but bringing up excellent points as well. And James was hilarious!
One little observation, though. Remus is in his 6th year, I believe, but doesnít the werewolf prank occur in fifth year? (Correcty if Iím wrong--my memory is known to be faulty at times!) If so, then Snape would already know about Remusí Lycanthropy. If not... Forget I said anything! =P
Well... Like I said, this chapter was just as (if not more) amazing as the rest of your story. Great job, and I canít wait for more!
Author's Response: Thank you , Fenn. :) I\'m so pleased that you like Remus\' dad. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing him so I\'m glad to know you like the way I\'ve portayed him. I\'m also glad you like the dynamic with Sirius and Remus. I think they are such different personalities that there would be some conflict from time to time and it is important to their story given that Sirius actually suspects Remus eventually. Okay, I could talk about that stuff forever, but should try to get some writing done so I\'ll shut up. The thing with the prank I discussed in the A/N. Thanks for pointing out that confusion so I could address it. Thank you for another wonderful review. :)
Wow. I cannot tell you how much I *adore* this story. I literally could not stop reading it; it is definitely one of the best fanfictions I have ever read.
I just love how you were able to capture so many elements of life in the story. Sadness, prejudice, and irony, but also humor and friendship and romance. I think you're one of the few people who are actually able to make the characters come alive. I absolutely love Lindi, loathe Darlene (in a good way, of course--I don't like the character, but you wrote her wonderfully), and enjoy the way you've characterized the Maurauders--and especially Lily, she seems so lifelike and vibrant.
Needless to say, this has earned a spot in my favorites list. I just love your story so, so much. Good work, and please update soon!
(PS-Sorry for the long and rambling review)
Author's Response: Thank you so much for such wonderful, kind and encouraging words, FenrirG. It means a lot to me, especially now that I find myself bogged down in the latest chapter. I hope I don\'t disappoint you. And don\'t ever apologize for a review like this. Any author would be thrilled with it; I know I certainly am. Thank you so much. :)
*dies* I'm soo excited! I've got to go to dinner, but I can't WAIT to get back and read.
Author's Response: *grins* I hope dinner was yummy!
She's done it again!! Great job, moonymaniac!
This chapter was absolutely wonderful I was laughing hysterically at the thought of Darlene giving Lindi the love bites... and of that picture of Remus in the tree. *cracks up again just thinking about it*
Anyways, you've characterized Remus' mum and dad wonderfully. The mum is such a classic, well-meaning but overprotective mother, and Remus' dad sounds absolutely wonderful.
I love the tree-trimming scene, it really put me in the holiday spirit *pouts that it's only March* And Adamson... *urgh* I shudder at the thought of him. I hope he gets attacked by Red Caps.
Ahhh I really hope that Remus tells her soon... and I wonder how she takes it. I have a feeling that you'll have fun with that scene...
Hmph, well I suppose I shall be ending this review. The chapter was absolutely fabulous (as usual and expected), and definitely worth the (ahem, loonngg) wait. *hint hint*
A very contented Fenn.
Author's Response: I\'m so glad to know you liked it and if it was worth that wait, Iím very happy. I\'m really glad you like his mum and dad. I\'ve said it in earlier responses, but I really felt the need for Remus to have good, loving parents and the only things he\'s ever said about them indicated that they probably were.
The holiday spirit... I so wanted to have these \"Holiday\" chapters ready for the Christmas break, but obviously, that didn\'t happen. :*( Adamson\'s a slimy git! And Iíve registered another vote for Remus telling her soon... :) Actually, I already have that scene written. It has been written for over a year, and I did have fun writing it. :D Of course, it will need to be tweaked to fit (when the time comes). And no, I won\'t say when that is. <.< *Muwhahahahah* (I haven\'t done that in a while.) And I\'m getting the feeling that people didn\'t enjoy the wait. I don\'t need to be hit in the head to take a hint! LOL Thank you, FenrirG.
Oh my, what a wonderful chapter, Moony! *smiles dreamily* The ending was just so cute; I love how Lindi blurted out her question, and the way Remus answered her was... awww. And the kiss in front of the Slytherins was fantastic!
Once again, I just adore your characterizations of all the Marauders. I actually think your characterization of Sirius was perfectly fine. =] Oh, and did I mention that I absolutely adore all the little banter between the Marauders? It's so light and refreshing, and contrasts nicely with the dangerous backdrop you're setting for the story.
So once again, another amazing chapter! *warm fuzziness* You're wonderful!
Author's Response: Aw, thank you, Fenn. I\'m so glad you enjoyed it. And to think I wiped out my entire profile trying to get a defense of my characterization of Sirius up...*rolls eyes* It took me two and a half years to get that profile that messy! LOL But I\'m glad you don\'t think I need the explanation so far. :) The banter is really what makes the Marauders so much fun for me to write. I just love making myself a fly on their wall, so I\'m glad you enjoy that, as well. Thank you so much for a lovely review. I think you\'re wonderful, too! :-D
Once again, this chapter is simply amazing. =) I'm so very impressed with your talent and skill; the imagery is amazing, and your characterization is so wonderful yet so real. I love how you've written Hermione, Draco, and Violet (she's a real sweetie! =]) but hate Jessie at the same time. I was very shocked to find out that they're all witches and wizards--what an excellent and intriguing twist! I can't wait to see what happens. Once again, great job!
Author's Response: Hello!! I truly appreciate your review - thank you so much! =D It\'s great to know you\'re enjoying the story and the characters i\'ve created! It\'s been hard to keep Draco OOC, but I think he\'s turned out okay hmm? lol...
YAY! you liked the twist! Something else is going to happen in the next, but unfortunately you\'ve just got to wait and find out! Thanks so much for the lovely review!
Greattt fic... love it!
On a side note: I've been to Singapore several times--it's a wonderful country, Isn't it? I've also been to Jurong Birdpark, the Night Safari, Sentosa Island, and pretty much everywhere you mentioned. (Hmmm, just a suggestion, but I think the sky tram to Sentosa would be an excellent opportunity for some romance *wink wink*)
Anyways, great fic-10++ Kudos to you!
Author's Response: THanks!!! Oh you have?! I think i\'ve gone to Jurong BirdPark years ago...can\'t really remember though =D Ah well...they\'re leaving Singapore so they can\'t really go on the tram *blushes* sorry about that, but thanks a ton for the suggestion! Hope you continue to read on...thank you soo much for reviewing!
*squeals madly* Ooh my gosh I can't wait! =D)))) Hope the mods HURRY! =)
Author's Response: *smiles widely* I hope they hurry up with it too!
Within the Marauder band of Merry Men, Sirius is the dashing Will Scarlet. Seventh year, his goal is not to rob the rich, but to help poor Robin woo Maid Lily, avoid sermons from Friar Moony, aid a rat in need, and win the love of a fair lady.
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance- Non Canon.
*Chapter 30 is 'To Be Loved'*
I've been meaning to review this for a long time, and I just wanted to tell you how amazed I am by your writing. Your imagery and characterization is excellent (Sirius is amazing) and your writing style is beautiful; casual yet personal, it's simply amazing. As a fan of Maurader Era myself, I absolutely love this story and am eagerly reading your sequel. Great, great job!
Author's Response: That is a beautiful compliment and I\'m going to treasure it and smile over it for a long time to come. Thank you! ^_^
Author's Response: I had to come back and add hearts, because I heart you for being so encouraging! ♥ ♥ ♥
Once upon a time in the far, far, away land of California, Miranda Aramintha Rowena Ysabella Slyvia Ursula Evangelista- Mary Sue, for short- accepted an invitation to Hogwarts. As she searches for her one true love, will her soul mate be Draco? Harry? Snape? Colin? Fred and George? or...gasp...Voldemort?
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Humour Fiction.
Ooh this is goood! What a fabulous person Mary Sue is. =P Ahaha, well anyways, thanks for the great laugh! You have a wonderful sense of humor, and all your stories are fabulous. Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you! *hugs* Have you read my Snape stories? I give Fenrir a reason to be bitter, since his brother got his fiancee after word got out he was a werewolf....and it\'s not certain brother Ulrik\'s eldest child isn\'t Fenrir\'s. :D
Wow, I'm so happy I saw your thread over on the Cloud 9 thread--I had no idea what I was missing out on!
This fic is absolutely brilliant--funny, witty, and downright hilarious! You've characterized Hedwig in a believable but knee-slappingly funny way--she just oozes attitude! I love Buckbeak and his Aussie accent... Sirius and his dispicable manners.... I love it all!
This fic is Definitely going on my favorites. I'm so glad I discovered it--keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Wow, thank you! I knew that posting in the Cloud 9 thread was a good idea ;)
Ooh my gosh this was hilarious! I especially love the end. =D "Run starkers with a sign that sings the words"... Fantastic!
You're a great writer with a great sense of humor! Three thumbs up, and keep up the good work.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! This completely made my day. I\'m glad you liked it!
Megan, I love it! It's quite a lot darker than what I usually read, but it's extremely well-written and wonderfully thought out. Sad though it is, it really was a darkly enjoyable read.
I have no criticism excpet that you have a messed up html tag in chapter 2.
"Youíre being selfish, you know. The voice was back. ,i>Youíre not refusing the offers because itís ďnot the right thingĒ; youíre just selfish. You donít want to appear like a traitor . . . Youíre self-centred and egotistical, and ---"
Also, I really love how you used the dementors to show Selena's past. It was really very clever! =)
Anyways, I enjoyed your fic a lot. You're a brilliant writer, so keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks, Fenrir! I\'m very glad that you liked this. The darkness of it was my favourite aspect, and I had a LOT of fun writing it *loves Dark Lords and Death Eaters*
Also, thanks for pointing out the tag; I went back and fixed it! As for the Dementors, I love using that technique; it makes it so easy to tell important pieces of a person\'s past, without having to think up lengthy scenes and whatnot.
Oooh this is a really good fic! I like it a lot; it's very original idea, and you're an awesome writer. Keep up the good work, and update soon!
Once again, I'm truly floored by your wonderful story. This was such a beautiful, deeply personal piece. From beginning to end [and especially the first and last paragraphs] you've created such a beautiful story and beautiful character... it's amazing.
One thing I truly love about this story--besides the remarkable writing, of course--is that you managed to convey a message in such a natural way.... simple but not forced, beautiful but not over-the-top.
On a personal note, although I've [fortunately] never been bullied, your story really makes me realize how much one person can do to help another out. I've been known to defend people who are teased... Defend them, I guess, I've never really befriended them. *nods* But your story shows how much good a kind word can do. It's inspiring, really, and just plain beautiful.
I love seeing how far you have gone into really exploring Luna's character. Even her brief little speech ["They don't think I feel like others do..."] was so poingant and beautiful, and truly shows great insight into her persona. And the first paragraph! I can't even begin to say how wonderful your yoyo metaphor is.
Hm. I seem to be saying this a lot today, but you're amazing. Great job. I can't stress that enough.
Author's Response: Thank you so much wonderful reviewer! I got the idea for this fic after thinking about all the muggle-borns tormented by bullies like Malfoy, and I wanted to explore that more with my own character. Thanks again!
Wow! I just love love love this fic! It's fresh, funny, and fabulous (sorry for the alliteration). =P Anyways, you're an excellent writer with a lovely sense of humor.
I've actually started writing a humor fic about Luna's unlikely lover (a house elf named Barmy) but I'm still trying to achieve even a fraction of the degree of funniness (if that's a word =P) you incorporate. I have to say, I was thinking about giving up when I read your story and was inspired!
I love your story, and it's earned its place in my favorites--for sure!
Say Hi to Voldy!
Author's Response: Thanks so much, FenrirG-- and I like your username. I\'m glad you like my sense of humour, because my mum seems a little scared by it. I would love to read your story-- Luna\'s a terrific character, and I personally have trouble doing her justice when I try to write her (although I\'m a Hufflepuff, I mostly stick to writing about Slytherins.) Voldy says \'hello!\'
Wow. That was my first reaction when I read this story. Wow.
I'm literally floored by all the thought and emotion you poured into this beautiful, beautiful story. There's something about it... no, everything about it is simply amazing. The word choice, the imagery, the emotion, the metaphor of the falling leaves... It all left me speechless.
I'm no good at leaving long reviews, but I seriously cannot express how beautiful and poingant I found this story. You're an absolutely amazing writer, and I can't wait for more from you.
Good, good job. Enough said. =]
Author's Response: *squishes* Thanks for reading, I\'m really glad you liked it. Luna is one of my favorite characters, I hope I did her justice.
Ohh.. welll... I'm not quite sure how to respond! It was incredibly cute and well-written, but very sad too! It was a great idea of a story, though; shows a different side to Draco, for sure.
Well, great story as usual! Three thumbs up. =))
Author's Response: Thanks very much! (Though you should try to do something about that third arm.)