Hey, I'm Iris. I started writing MNFF fanfic several years ago, but I've been on hiatus for a while. Needless to say, I'm a rabid Harry Potter fanatic.
Some random things about me:
Favorite books: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (betcha didn't see that one coming), Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Sweetblood and Invisible by Pete Hautman, Luna by Julie Anne Peters, all Amelia Atwater-Rhodes novels, The God Eaters by Jesse Hajicek, and many more I can't think of right now
Interests: Music, books, films, writing, freakdom, animals, the arts, HARRY POTTER (duh), anything related to Harry Potter, various causes including, but not limited to, animal rights, LGBT rights, Darfur, Tibet, mind freedom, and the environment
Harry Potter books from favorite to least favorite: Deathly Hallows, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Philosopher's Stone, and Chamber of secrets
Favorite HP characters: Luna, Remus, Tonks, Dumbledore, Bellatrix, Neville, and Snape
Favorite television shows: Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Simpsons, Invader ZIM, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I used to have a section here for my favorite music, but my tastes change so frequently I deleted it. If you want to compare musical tastes, just talk to me. =-]
Favorite movies: All the Harry Potter movies except 5 (which they absolutely MUTILATED), RENT, Sweeney Todd, Big Fish, American Beauty, Spirited Away, The Simpsons Movie, Pi, Chicago, The Royal Tenenbaums, Little Miss Sunshine, and The Princess Bride
Favorite colors: Violet and black at the moment.
NOTE: As of June 1, 2010, I am attempting to get some fic written that I'm not ashamed of showing. My extended hiatus MAY be over soon, but know that I am very busy and not the most reliable updater. You have been warned.
Summary: ...Hermione smiled, glancing up into her new husband's face. "It's beautiful out here," she whispered. "Yes," Harry replied softly, staring into his wife's eyes intently, "it certainly is." (One Shot)
this is so touching! i love the imagery. i don't see how you'd be able to continue this, but if you think of any way, please do!
Summary: It's Lily and James' wedding, and Sirius is going to show them how it's really done...R/S with a bit of L/J on the side. One-shot.
Sequel is "Mind Game"
Awww! That was adorable.
Oh the Insanity - The Thoughts of Hermione Granger by Hermiones_Revenge
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 721]
Summary: A series of hilarious journal entries and lists from Hermione, describing the insane "war" she has gotten herself into with Parvati. Insanity, and hilarity, ensue... A sequel to "The Secret Thoughts of Hermione Granger" (though it'll make sense if you haven't read it)
Note: Another story from "back in the day."
i'm re-reading the Harry Potter series (well, re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-reading, more like) in anticipation of Deathly Hallows, and -- thanks to this story -- i can't read any scene with Hermione in it without thinking of her as she's portrayed here. THANKS A LOT!!!
but, in all seriousness, this is a truly hilarious fic. i'm gonna start reading "Hogwarts Overturned" as soon as i get the chance.
Summary: Companion piece to "Kiss Me". Wherein rumors are started, Sirius is manipulative, and Remus is not a coward...
Summary: In Remus Lupin's fifth year at Hogwarts, his devoted friends finally master the complex Animagus spell, beginning the adventures they will remember for the rest of their lives. But Remus must also face prejudice in the rising war, a test of loyalty versus love, and the danger of his dark secret being revealed.
Pet Peeve Disclaimer: Peter is not worthless, Lily does not have three friends who fall for the Marauders, and no one calls Remus "Remy."
this is my favorite chapter yet. i loved Covas's lesson, and the Marauders' interections with each other. you're an incredible writer!
Author's Response: Thank you very much!
Summary: A different sort of alternate universe... It is a world under the thumb of an ancient emperor. Muggle society has been oppressed beyond recognition. Wizards rule over all, their only laws defined by power. This is the story of a rebellion, a family, a traitor, and the long road that leads home at last.
This is very good! I love it so far. One thing I thought was worth mentioning, though: you describe Fred and George as gangly, but JKR has said in the books that they're stocky. I know it sounds like I'm being nitpicky, but I just figured you'd want to know . . .
Author's Response: I'm guilty of seeing the twins as the actors from the movies and those boys look gangly to me. Forgive me for the recast. I can't seem to help myself. :) Thanks for reading!
Summary: In the beginning of the Christmas holidays, Sirius Black runs away from home and will not return for twenty years. A warning for mild language.
Amazing. I'm extremely impressed by how well-written this fic was. I'll add it to my favorites as soon as this review gets through.
Summary: Wherever his reputation preceded him, he was unwelcome. So he kept inside and played his violin. And the music carried through his open window, and, unseen, he serenaded the city... Remus Lupin, as a Muggle, tutors one Hermione Granger, a brilliant young violinist with a promising career. (AU, slightly allegorical.)
This was so beautifully written. You did a wonderful job of showing how music is the voice of the soul. I love how this took place in the Muggle world. It really emphasized the fact that magic exists in this world, too; we just use musical instruments instead of wands.
Summary: “True Love” Two little words. One big concept. A belief that someone, somewhere is holding the key to your heart. The only thing you have to do is find them. So where is this person? And how do you find them?
Some people do, some people think they do, and some people never do. Sirius didn’t know if Remus was his true love, but he didn’t care. He would follow the werewolf to the end of the world if he had to.
Winner of challenge #1 In defence of love; of the February Valentine's Day challenge
QSQ Nomination for best Same-Sex Pairing Fic
Aww. That was so sweet.
Summary: A compilation of the most commonly used Harry Potter clichés in the fandom. Features Angsty!Harry, Sweet!Draco, Head Dorms, sudden romances in the forms of Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny and of course, Draco/Hermione, because what's a cliché without them?
The Marauders also make an appearance in this fic, including Lily/Lily's best friend/Lily's other best friend.
Warning: mention of hippopotamuses inside.
Chapter Five is up! The story is done. Also, thank you to everyone who nominated this neatly tied bundle of ridiculousness in the QQ awards, I really appreciate it!
this is one of the funniest fics i've ever read (not that that's saying much, however). i LOVE Sweet!Draco
Summary: What if Ginny hadn't been there after Harry won his Quidditch game? In his euphoria, Harry would have fallen for someone else, of course. And who could that be but the beautiful foreign exchange student, Mary-Sue!
A Mary Sue parody!
Warning: Extreme OOCness follows. All of the warnings this fic has are based on not-to-be-taken-seriously situations!
What? No Draco/Harry???
Well, regardless, this was a hilarious fic. You should write a sequel.
Summary: Set after the events on Half-Blood Prince, the wand-maker Ollivander reflects on his life and trials in the servitude of the Dark Lord. What parts has he played in the making of the Horcruxes? And which side will triumph in the final battle?
this is incredible. the way Ollivander is portrayed here so differently than he is in the book only adds to his "evil Death Eater" air!
Author's Response: Thanks! :)
Summary: I remember the first day I saw them together. It was sixth year, before Mum and Dad came and got Padma and me. I was walking up to the Shrieking Shack and I saw them, pressed up against a tree, kissing.
Two sisters; one too proud, one too prejudiced.
Parvati Patil reflects on her sister's girlfriend and how it affected not only her sister's life, but her own as well.
This is fantastic. You really manage to convey Parvati and Padma's emotions, to the point where it almost hurt to read their argument. Their reunion was wonderful, and I love how you ended it with Parvati's eventual acceptance of Padma's homosexuality. The only negative criticism I have is that it went a bit too fast. But other than that, it was perfect!
Summary: Amanda wasn’t much different from the other girls at Hogwarts. Except for the fact that she decided to end her life. She also considered Remus Lupin to be her only friend. That’s why when the school is going to hold a service in her memory Remus is the one chosen to write a eulogy. The problem is that Remus barely knew her and doesn’t know what to write. That’s when Sirius decides to help him.
Wow . . .
This was absolutely beautiful. I really, really wish that Remus and Sirius had ended up together in the books!
Author's Response: Maybe they were together at some point. We probably will never know. Thank you for the review.
Summary: Bellatrix talks to herself and to the Dark Lord.
My chest shrinks; I burn.
How can I attempt to crush myself
If I myself am crushing me?
this is fantastic . . . your poem made Bellatrix's character seem more multi-dimensional to me; i'll never be able to see her the same way again!
Summary: Theodore Nott has never had much respect for anyone but himself. But after being summoned by Lord Voldemort to join the Death Eaters, his world turns upside down, and he finds himself questioning everything, including his own values and beliefs. Darkish, but with surprisingly light and fluffy bits, kind of like my Dad's pancakes or a truly hideous dress that my Mum once bought for me.
Written by Schmerg_The_Impaler from Hufflepuff House for the Gauntlet's 3rd run. Whoot!
this is wonderful! i like the ending in particular. JKR doesn't really mention Theo that much in the series, but i think you did a great job of developing his character without her help.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I\'m rather proud of my Theo stories.... there\'s a sequel as well, called \"Oh No, Nott Again,\" which I personally think is a bit better than this one. You may want to check it out!
Summary: On a special day, Luna meets a Slytherin stranger and is greeted by the tossings of the winter wind.
Songfic to 'Belle' from Beauty and the Beast.
whoa . . . this is excellent! i love how you provided insight into Luna's mind, as she's my favorite character. and i never thought of Crabbe as anything but Draco's dumb lackey, but you changed my mind! i also love the parallels you drew between Belle and Luna. i never noticed it before, but they really are a lot alike. your writing is transcendent.
Summary: Lucius Malfoy is most infamous for being excessively proud of his ancestry and for his disdain for Muggle-borns. But what if he received a letter that changed everything? Takes place during OotP, and it's AU.
Contains snippets of humour.
For the "Dreams" challenge in the fanfiction beta boards... I am Schmerg_The_Impaler of Hufflepuff House.
wooooow . . .
this is really, really good! are you going to continue this? if so, can't wait for the next installment!
Author's Response: Well, this is the end of this particular story, but there will be a sequel of sorts. It just might not be up for.... awhile.
Summary: The Prewett brothers are prepared for whatever may happen and they are not afraid. A story of fear and of bravery.
Silence and motion - ever a circle
I can't find words to describe how amazing this is. I love the . . . just the total feel of it, y'know? Goddess, I wish I could find a better way of describing it than that, but I can't. Kudos, man.
Summary: Lavender Brown sits alone, until she finally looks into the sky. Because of course the stars keep shining, even through the dark.
Written as a birthday story for Patrick.
oh, my God . . . this is so beautiful! the writing in this fic is unbelievable.
Author's Response: Thank you very much!