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You Want To Make A Memory? by Potter

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 1183 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Chapter Ninety Six is posted!

This is the story of four boys. This is the story of a boy from a family he wants to escape from. This is the story of a boy who is from a family he loves deeply, but lacks the gift of a best friend. This is the story of a boy who has been living with a curse his entire life, fighting to overcome it. This is the story of a boy who wishes to show people what he can do. This is the story of how these four boys came to know each other, of how they became friends. This is the story of their unbreakable bond, of a bond that could survive any test, any trial. This is a story that will ultimately end in tragedy.

Nominated for a 2007 and 2009 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Marauder's Era Featured Mugglenet Fanfiction, October 2011
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 09/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: A Compartment For Four

Hello Potter,

good start. I was especially pleased to see the positive comment about Hufflepuff! The boys are all in character. It was thoughtful of them to let Remus sleep instead of trying to wake him up sooner (bless!).

Very sweet.

May I suggest a few Brit-tips? Brits don't use the term 'alma mater' - in the Hogwarts context it would just be 'house'. Booger is, I think, an Americanism, Brits would say 'bogey' (although I think it's fair to sy, it's disgusting either way *chuckle*). And when Sirius offered Remus some sweets, as a Brit he would probably have said 'We have plenty', not, 'We got plenty'.

Otherwise, this is off to a good start and I'm just about to click on the 'next' button for chapter two.

Bye,

Kara's Aunty ;)



Author's Response: I have a love for Hufflepuff, so it won't get knocked in my story. Yeah that was Peter's moment of thoughtfulness, he has more coming. I'm trying to insert Britishism into it, with the spelling and everything. I'm constantly editing it whenever I learn more, so they'll change. I think thats the only time I put 'booger' instead of 'boogey'. Usually I remember that one. And the 'We got plenty' is definitely a typo, unless I put 'We've got plenty'. Thanks for reading!



Character Haikus by ron lover

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: A set of different character haikus including Death Eaters, the Malfoy's, the Dursleys, the Weasleys and more.
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 11/30/09 Title: Chapter 3: The Dursleys

Hello ron lover,

too true! Dudders is a Mummy's boy! Thank goodness he mellowed out a bit in the last book. There had to be at least one person in that ghastly family who showed a bit of remorse for their treatment of poor Harry...

Well done,

 

M :)



Author's Response: Thank you so much! I was smiling the whole time when I read that part in the book. It changed my opinion of him. Thanks for reading and reviewing!



Father by ron lover

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: A poem about Harry dying.
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 09/15/09 Title: Chapter 1: Father

Hello ron lover,

this wee poem was short, yet poignant. Those poor children, seeing their father die (I hope, at least, it was of old age).

 

Nice to someone else with poetry onsite!

 

Kara's Aunty :)



Author's Response: Thank you, Kara's Aunty! I imagined him dying of old age, so that's what I'm going with. Thank's for reading!



The Silver Doe by hestiajones

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 7 Reviews
Summary: Severus casts his Patronus and remembers the one woman he ever loved...
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 10/25/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Silver Doe

Hello Natalie,

Lovely poem. Poor Severus! You reflect his pain well. Don't make this your last poem, it would be a shame,

 

M :)



Author's Response: Hey M!



Thank you for your lovely words. I wasn't convinced about Severus becoming poetic all of a sudden, but...ah...if I can get so poetic, so can he. As for more poems coming from my side, I will surely try. ;)



Thanks again for dropping by!



Luceafărul by Calico

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 7 Reviews
Summary: On a night soon after Voldemort's destruction, Charlie tells Ginny the legend of Luceafărul. But is it her story as well?
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 11/28/09 Title: Chapter 1: Luceafărul

Hello Calico,

a lovely story. Full of depth and feeling. I liked the Romanian parable and how Ginny identified with its heroine. Lucky for her, her own fate was not quite so tragic.

Beautifully written.

Kara's Aunty :)



Cauchemar by the opaleye

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 9 Reviews
Summary:
After the defeat of Lord Voldemort, Harry is haunted by the ghosts of his past.



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This is a sonnet from Ginny as she comes to terms with her husbands inability to move on.

Nominated for the 2010 QSQ Awards for Best Poetry!


Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 11/17/09 Title: Chapter 1: Cauchemar

Hello opaleye,

 

nicely done. Poor Harry. Of course, he's bound to have nightmares after all he's been through...

 

M :)



Author's Response: Thank you for the review!



Your Servant by Virgil

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: The name Severus means "servant." But whose servant was he? A poem about love that might have been.
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 11/23/09 Title: Chapter 1: Your Servant

Hello Virgil,

 

this was very sad and poignant It conveys Severus' anguish and shame at his past words, as well as the love he bore Lily and the grief he must feel at living without her

Nicely done.

 

Kara's Aunty :)



Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing! Made my day a little brighter. I'm glad you liked it <3 ~Virgil~



The Wolf by clabbert2101

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: In the dark of night, a werewolf is on the hunt.

This is a poem from the victim's perspective.
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 11/26/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Wolf

Hello clabbert,

Makes for a chilling read from the victim's perspective. Atmospheric, tragic and sad (because the poor sod died).

Nicely done indeed!

Kara's Aunty :)



Author's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! Yeah, the poor sod dies, but it was their own fault for taking a walk on a full moon. Isn't it hardwired into our DNA not to do that? Well, it should be. <.< ~Bella



Your Time by ron lover

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: It is time for Lily to make a decision.

I am ron lover of Gryffindor writting for the MWPP class on the Beta Boards.


Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 12/25/09 Title: Chapter 1: War

Hello ron lover,

nice to see Lily and James in a post Hogwarts (post 'I hate you, no I lurrve you') fic. I was also delighted to see the Longbottoms, too!

Merry Christmas, m'dear. Hope you're having a good one!

M :)



Author's Response: Thank you! i tried to make one when they weren't in that stage because I hate it. I hope you have a merry Christmas, too! Mine is great so far, so I hope you and everyone else is having a good one.



Love's Protection. by Magical Maeve

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: When Lily falls at the hands of Voldemort there are unexpected benefits, but for Severus Snape there is only sorrow.
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 02/03/10 Title: Chapter 1: Love's Protection

Hello Magical Maeve,

wow. That was beautiful, poignant and elegant. You've captured the tragedy and miracle of that dreadful night very well in less than two hundred words!

Very good work.

M :)



Author's Response: Thank you! I'm liking the word elegant - I don't think anyone has ever described my poems as elegant before so that is quite the complement. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :-)



The Gathering Storm and the Crib by hestiajones

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: War is looming right outside the door as a mother rocks her child to sleep.



A sonnet written for the Diamond Challenge at PA. My chosen theme was Innocence.
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 05/06/10 Title: Chapter 1: Sleep, my child.

Hello hestiajones,

what a lovely poem. Simultaneously sad and hopeful. Makes me feel for poor Lly because she has no idea what's coming, although in retrospect, I suppose it could apply to Alice Longbottom as well.

*sniffles*

Nice work, m'dear!

 M :)



Author's Response: Maureen,



What a pleasant surprise! To tell you the truth, I imagined Lily as the speaker. But I suppose it really can be applied to Alice as well. :D



Thanks for reading and reviewing!



~Natalie.



I Like a Healthy Breeze Around My Privates, Thanks! by hestiajones

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 13 Reviews
Summary: “Muggle women wear them, Archie, not the men, they wear this.”

Remember ol’ Archie from GOF? Well, now you’ll know why he refused to give up his flowery gown for a pair of trousers.



Written for the April Fool Challenge at the beta boards. Nominated for a QSQ in the Best Humour category. :D Many thanks to Rachel (lily_evans34) for her help with Latin.



DISCLAIMER: This is not J.K.Rowling, though characters you recognize and story premises belong to her.

Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 05/29/10 Title: Chapter 1: But why, Archie?

Hello Natalie,

very, very amusing! Archie and Theo got exactly what they deserved - and then some. Though I still can't help but feel sorry for them. Boils on their bits? OUCH!!

 M :o)



Author's Response: MAUREEN!



Getting a review from my Comedy Queen is such an honour. ;)



Yes, those two. What were they thinking, making a boy do that in front of the entire class?But - haha! Yeah, I do feel sorry for them as well.



Thanks!

Natalie.



Tales of the Battle by Northumbrian

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 300 Reviews
Summary:
Over fifty people died at the Battle of Hogwarts. There are dozens of stories of loss, betrayal, heroism and sacrifice. These are some of those stories.

Nominated for: Best General (Chaptered) story – Quicksilver Quills 2011

Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 11/24/10 Title: Chapter 9: Justin Time

Hello Northumbrian,

 

this is a superb series of pov's. You have really managed to bring the Battle of Hogwarts alive from so many different perspectives. An electrifying read, and I'm thoroughly enjoying every chapter.

Well written and totally addictive,

Kara's Aunty ;)



Author's Response:
Thank you.

I'm now working on the final (twenty third) chapter. These stories have been a bit of an experiment for me. Twenty thre narrators in first, third and even second person perspective and sometimes set long after the battle. I'm glad that it's working.
-N-



To Improve a Hero's Image by Cinderella Angelina

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 2 Reviews
Summary: Neville Longbottom was a hero, but the title wasn't sitting well on him. At yet another party, Neville meets someone who is determined to make him over into the image of a hero, and won't take no for an answer.

Written originally for the Harry Potter Last Author Standing competition on LiveJournal. The prompt was Makeover, with a TV show as a guideline.
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 11/17/10 Title: Chapter 1: The Greenhouse Hero

Hello Cinderella Angelina,

nice to see another Neville writer about. You got his personality spot-on. I enjoyed the makeover theme, though I wanted to happily smack Terry and the team at time for saying such rude things about Nev - 'cos he's perfect just the way he is!

An engaging, quirky tale. It made me smile to see Nev put those pushy fashionistas in their place!

Kara's Aunty ;)



Negotiation with Death by Nagini Riddle

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Lily negotiates with the bringer of death.

Written for the Negotiation with Death challenge in the Poetry Anyone? Forum.
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 09/01/12 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Very lovely and sad. You've managed to capture the sense of utter helplessness and desperation (for Harry) which surely commanded Lily's last moments whilst also touching on the grief for James' death that she would never have the time to fully experience.

Sad, sweet and brings a definite lump to my throat.

Kara's Aunty ;)

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I have a hard time trying to imagine what it must have been like for Lily in those last moments, but I'm glad that you feel that I've captured it well. :)



Vault by Northumbrian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: Harry and Ginny visit Gringotts, and find a priceless treasure.
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 04/20/13 Title: Chapter 1: Vault

Very nice glimpse into the post-war life of Harry. I particularly enjoyed the whole portrait-repair element of the story, which was fascinating and clever..

Author's Response:
Thank you.
The portrait first appeared in “The Badly Fitting Coat” and Harry’s grandparents will be back. I wanted to give him a better connection to his parents.
-N-



Little Victory by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: In which William Arthur Weasley meets, and eventually loses, a beautiful girl. It is something that happens to all fathers.
Reviewer: KarasAunty Signed
Date: 04/27/13 Title: Chapter 1: Une Petite Victoire

Very lovely indeed.

Author's Response: Thank you. -N-