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*deletes old about me and bounces in* Hi folks! We're going to do two reps of squats, move onto the bench press, run on over the small step ladders for a minimum of 30 seconds to get those buttocks scrunching, and then we're going to collapse into a desk chair and read!

That's it! One! Two! Three - four! Reeelaaaaaaaxxx!

Vhe are - Dawnie & Steph Aspiring Spice Girls, Princess & Queen of the Typos, Two Top Investigators (and, quite obviously) Skinny pigs and Photobuckeneers.

Oh yeah.

Oh wowee. That was a nice little dumplin of b.s! Or like, interpretive dance in the form of words on a computer screen being blasted across all of the world to make some crazy dog lady drinking tea smile. Or, someone wearing very sexy cowboy boots in a very Salty Lake city grin. Or, it may even be possibly that someone in a very Ily-nnoying state of mind may be reading this. In which case, if you've recovered from the little workout earlier, you'd know I ♥ my sport, particularly the one I'm coordinated at, LJ & PV. Because the others are fun mostly for the laughs I get directed at me when I fall on my sweet little toushe. Although they may not be laughing with me. Hmm.

I'm a Turnip. I atually cooked some the other day, and heard their little plot-bunnies goig up in smoke with a guilty little voice wailing in my mind *cough* But I adore my SPEWlings more than anything, and I love the PIBETA gang more than they know. ♥

+ Winner of the 2006 QSQ – Best Beta
+ Nominated 2006 QSQ – Malicious Intentions – Best Post-Hogwarts Fiction
+ Turnip of the Month – August
+ Order of the Ravenclaw House Elves 3rd Class
+ SPEW reviewer of the month - January

Check out my newest stories, Emerald Tear Drops & Blind Winter.

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All The Same, beautiful banner by Foxy Wolf.

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Malicious Intentions, wonderful banner by Fly To Dawn.

Currently working on my WIP Malicious Intentions and fighting the urge to bite my fingernails. Maybe I’ll see you around some time, eh?
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Harry Potter and the Darkest Hour by Stormy
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 358]

Summary: Harry is entering his 6th year at Hogwarts. NEWT classes, Quidditch and a new DADA teacher all add up to a seemingly normal year. But what is Voldemort up to now? Where are his Death Eaters? Tortures and killings have started, but how much of it is all just a decoy in the great scheme of things? This time, Harry must leave the comfort of his friends and face his darkest fear.

Featured story April, May and June 2006 and nominated for the Quill Awards!

The final chapter is now up! The sequel has been submitted! Please R/R!

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 56770 Chapters: 20 Completed: Yes
04/05/05 Updated: 06/28/05

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 04/19/06 Title: Chapter 1: Floo Powder

This isn't really a review, and I'd be happy tro delete if you ever get the time to answer it, but could you tell me why i can't read yor story? I went into your profile page and clicked on it there aswell as via the featured story link, but can't seem to be able to read it! There's just a blank space, and then the "review" option. =) Let me know if you knwo how to fix my problem, i really want to read this story!

steph ♥

Author's Response: To be perfectly blunt, I haven\'t a clue! Maybe it was just a server glitch...? Retry the featured story link and then try my homepage again. If both of those don\'t work, try emailing the mods to let them know there\'s a problem and if it still doesn\'t work, let me know and I\'ll email it too you. I hope that helps a bit and I\'m sorry that its not working for you. No worries about deleting the review either - if someone else is having trouble too, this may help them too. Good luck and please let me know if you need any more help or when it works. ~ Stormy x


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Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 0 Chapters: 0 Completed: No
12/31/69 Updated: 12/31/69

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 02/14/06 Title: None

A'cause Im back, da na na na na na... I read it again, but.. where's chapter threeeeeee? Aww... i need my fix of Andrea. It ws a story that had me interested, what wiht Sirius and stuff. *is sad* are you simply a reader now?

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 07/03/05 Title: None

Aww!Still waiting for that email? I hope it's not going to be too much longer! I love stories which entwine with the HP books! Can't wait, but maybe if your having a little trouble you could mail me ur story and i could check it out? BTW Chapter 6 accepted!!! ~Lurid*

Author's Response: I'm so sorry for this long wait! I've been sooo busy and i also had to read HBP!! I'm getting back on track and have finally resubmitted chapter three. If that is accepted it won't be long until chapter four is on here too! thanks for your patience!!! If i run into trouble with any chapters i promise to send you the rough draft. ^Logan!

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 09/19/05 Title: None

Hey Hey! Aww! Chapter 3 still not up? Well, I check every so often, so hopefully soon shall be up! Sorry those drafts took so long to get to. My computers still broken. This is the parentals one =) good luck Logan!

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 05/22/05 Title: None

YAY! first-er-third reviewer! Never mind, first for the chapter is always good! I know you wokred really hard on this stroy, it shows! It's really interesting, but I'm wondering what time /era it's set in? If Sirius is in Azkaban that would mean by the time he got out and They were in in Hogwarts They (the trio) would all be years ahead of Harry, Hermy & Ron... Anyway, if you'd like to return the favour, my story Malicious Intentions is being updated, and has a few chapters missing, :( but i'd like a review for the first one at least! =-) good luck with your next chapter!

Author's Response: WooHoo!! I will make sure that i read and leave a review for Malicious Intentions. Oh yeah, this story is set during Harry, Ron, and Hermione's third year. I know it's confusing but it will make sence later. If this helps you at all......Sirius has esaped from Azkaban!!! Thanks for the review! :-) also....i am waiting on my validation e-mail for the third chapter!


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Word count: 0 Chapters: 0 Completed: No
12/31/69 Updated: 12/31/69

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 05/22/05 Title: None

OMG! Sign me up! I'm soo 'Siriusly Obsessed'. I fell in love with your banner SL, can i join the SBFC? It would be so cool!!! email me plz :)


A Grandmother's Tale by Magical Maeve
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 40]

Summary: Past Featured StoryA little character exploration. How did Neville's Gran take the news of her son's torture and what does she really think of her grandson?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2179 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
05/06/05 Updated: 05/17/05

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 12/23/06 Title: Chapter 1: A Grandmother's Tale

So, I decided to check this out after the uber game Kumy made out of this – I know how hard it was for me to create something from prose. But… it looks to me like Kumy really didn’t have any trouble at all, because you provided her with every little bit of information she could possibly have needed. I love the chronological order of it – most people would stumble over their thoughts and get sidetrack to irrelevance, but even Augusta seems to… stay o track even when she’s off track. :).

It wouldn’t do to answer the door with floury hands — you never know who it might be.
I think this is a great example of the shock that people go into – they just... can’t handle things and switch off. Becoming neutral is easier than feeling any pain at all, much easier. She reminds me a lot of Bree from Desperate Housewives. Sorry to cross fandoms, dear, but she strikes me as the same sort of person – very proper, yet very sly underneath. She knows what she’s doing, and I think… the more she does these things, the more so convinces herself that they are, in fact the proper things to do. I love the characterization you’ve given Augusta. It’s… very fitting of the handbag and stuffed hat. I think it represents her old-lady stiffness :).

I put down my cup and saucer carefully to avoid spilling anything on the new Axminster carpet and faced them with as much dignity as I could muster in the circumstances. Again, she’s… a fool. I think she is. I think she needs to open up to people. You’ve created such a frustratingly calm person in this! It makes me… twitchy, lol. But in a totally good way. I love when stories have such an effect on me! The overall tone of this… it’s so serene, like ‘Oh yes, on Monday I went down to the bank and got held up. Thank goodness, I wasn’t ordered to give up my silken gloves – that would have been disastrous. So, in all a splendid day.’ I think you’ve hit her characterization right on target – and I feel so much more for Neville than I did before, lol!

I always felt that Frank was still around with his wand in the hands of his son. This… wow. I think one of the most powerful lines in this. Maybe I’m weird. But I love how this is basically where she starts to crack, and show some emotion… it’s like she’s accepted he’s dead before he’s actually gone. It’s so powerful for me, this meaning, because… it happens. And it’s happening right now, all over the place. People just… give up. On life. On love. On dreams. You know, if Augusta was an upbeat person, then she would have been all chipper and have been like “Oh well, he’ll get better, it’s just a matter of time” but… she’s not. She’s SUCH a disembodied personality in the books, and I feel like that you’ve captured her moods and mannerisms perfectly in this tale, Jan. Perfectly. Usually I wouldn’t class a story as perfect… but I just… I’m in awe with your characterization. A great story. I'd recommend it to a lot of people ;-).


The Caves of Concealment by CraftySlytherin
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 482]

Summary: While Ginny tries to get Harry to notice her and Hermione tries to get Ron to admit he's noticed her, Ginny and Hermione come across a very special place at Hogwarts. Not just anyone can get into the Caves of Concealment, for within lie some of the most powerful items in the wizarding world. Can Ginny and Hermione discover the secrets of the caves while at the same time getting their favorite guys to notice them? Well, the final chapter is up! I hope you all enjoy it!!!! Please remember to read and review and tell me what you think :) The sequel to this story is called Harry Potter and The Year of the Dragon.

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 41945 Chapters: 15 Completed: Yes
05/07/05 Updated: 06/12/05

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 06/16/05 Title: Chapter 2: The Secret Artist

Either you love the Crocodile hunter or are a true blu Aussie! Crikey! Go the Aussie's! Go the Blues; Takle that Queensland!!! (lil thing we ppl from Oz obsess ova =-))

Author's Response: Sadly, I'm not an Aussie, but I have seen my fair share of Croc Hunter, and I think the Aussie accent is the best! YAY for you for being an Aussie, that's way cool!!!!

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 06/16/05 Title: Chapter 3: The Hidden Tapestry

Okay, this is as far as i got, G2g2 Dinner....damn timezones! Bugger! So aussie! =-)Fab as always, as soon as I'm finished I'll go back n review every chapter!!!

Author's Response: Thanks so much for checking out my fics! I'm glad you're enjoying CoC, the first chapter of the sequel is also up, when you're done!


Summary: 6-year-old Sirius Black just wouldn’t listen; he snuck into the family cellar despite being forbiddened to do so... A broken artifact brought about a chain of events that’ll bring us to a different world. Although most of the events stayed the same, his absence brought about some minor changes - now Sirius is in Harry’s time.

This is a story that will reveal what will happen if the most mischievous of the Marauders joins forces with the ever-creative Weasley Twins. This is an epic tale that will reveal the mysterious myths and history of the Most Noble and Ancient House of Blacks. Be mystified, and roll over with laughter, as Sirius bumbled his way through his 1st year at Hogwarts in this alternate tale of the HP tradition.

Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 96153 Chapters: 19 Completed: No
05/08/05 Updated: 06/09/07

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 12/24/05 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 8 - A House Divided

Hello, hello again! 'Tis Christmas Day, 1:00am, to be precise. My Dad thinks it's funny to tormet me a with KING SIZE Green prawn head that he had for dinner. Ever since I was a little girl I've been scared of those things, and all because of his stupid Christams Antics! Hehe Wolfsbane Potion "Pity Sugar makes it useles" Sirius has enough Suger in his that it woudn't do anythign anyway!

Merry Christmas, Miel! I get prezzies in about 8-9 hours! Woot!!!


Author's Response: King Size Green Prawn?!? *lol* Your dad sounds like a fun guy.

You've got a point there. *lol* Sirius does seem to be on a constant sugar-high. *lol*

Merry Christmas! I already opened mine ^_^. So satisfying to rip those wrappers and have ribbons flying about :)

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 01/14/06 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 9 - Draconian Methods

Aww. I only got up to Snape, but thought I'd leave a review before i forgot different things.

"So long, farewell. I need to say adieu. Adieu to you and you and you and you..." I lub The sound of music. Good stuff. *thumbs up*

Eeewww Dolores Umbridge/Pettigrew. Yueach. Oh wait, though... err... no one knows Pettigrew's alive at this point. Huh. *stumped* unless it's not Umbridge...

Sorry Really must. Conversation between Peter and Remus- Voldermort. Sorry. I just have this obsession with people spelling the main charatcers names wrong. Myself included. I feel so ashamed for my tedious Typos!

OOh, and one more thing. I never quite worked out why the dialogue is on Italics. Prolly shouldna asked before now huh?

I've submitted another story to MN! It's called The Potters and the Blacks; a Family Torn Apart and i wrote it when iw as 11! Wowsa. I only foudn it after 4 years the other week! oooh *jumps up and down* I'd like a copy of book 7. ch. 1 pleeeeeeeeease.

-Steph. LOL. And this wasn't even for the whole chapter. (",)

Author's Response: *lol* That pairing grossed so many people out *lol* so much so that it's funny *giggle* (yeah I've got a sick sense of humour)

Oh this is an AU - no Sirius around thus Petey got away scott-free and is now 'ugh' Deputy Minister. *snicker* and you thought the Ministry under sudge is bad enough *lol*

The italics? *lol* When I started ... I had a hard time with switching tenses - so, the genius that I am figured this system out. -- non-italicised words ought to be in past tense *lol* -- Now, I can handle the tenses better, but since I started off with that style - I had to continue doing that.

I'll be sure to check that as soon as I finish beta-reading some chapters.

*lol* I'll sent it to you (well ... as soon as I can find where I buried that file *L* It's probably burried somewhere with the partially done chapter of this story that I've also been neglecting ^_^)

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 02/05/06 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue


I hope you don't mind, but I've used a piece of your review in my summary for Malicous Intentions, basically promoting the story, and letting people know just what the great author's are reading!

Just tell me if you don't want your quote on there, I'll take it down instantly if you want =)


Author's Response: I don't ^_^ the reviews are yours to use as you wish :) -- BTW you can email me for these the next time :) I just prefer not to spam up my review page after raving (in the forum) on how I dislike spammed up review numbers because the review page is being used as a chatline :)

~Miel :)

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 12/23/05 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1 - Out of His Time

I LuB this story, I am SO glad i ead it. Oh, and Nataniels wand, noted.... but you see i tink you might have made a time error/ harry will be 7, Hermione 8 and Ron, 8 depending on what time of the year it is, and Sirius is only 6. Nicholas Flamel died some time between their first year, and their sixth year, i should think. Nicolas and Perenelle visited Nathaniel just befroe they too died, and Nathaniel would still be im possession of his wand it this time. But, taking into considereration, this si the statr of a wonderful fic. I'm off to read more, and will reveiw at the end. Kudos!

Author's Response: *wince* canon error? I'll have to re-check those date lines.

Whoops I guess I'm not that good in trasitions and managed to confuse you on that other story *lol* C.A. did pointed out some problems in the transitions. Nathaniel was supposed to be an artist during the Renaissance era. This story takes place in a more modern era - thus he's long dead. (but he'll make an appearance since I originally created him in this story).

Transitions in time frame is definitely something that I need to work on ^_^.

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 12/23/05 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 6 - S.P.A.W.N.

Wow, could that have takne any longer? Only 10 chapter to go! LOL I love the idea of a Permanent Sticking Charm. I'm with Sirius. I love the Kelpies way of thinking "i lub to drown people" LOLaaaaaaahhh Christmas Eve. This is bascially a rejoicing review: i finished one of you chapters, and its Christmas Eve! T-minus 9 hours, 21 minutes and 27 seconds! Woot!

Author's Response: (Drowning ... and Permanent Sticking Charms) @_@ You're one scary gal *lol*

Merry Christmas! Be warned a couple of those chapters are REALLY looong. (I don't exagerate on this) *lol* I wanted to try making long one ... and it's harder than I thought, ^_^ but I did it ^_^

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 01/17/06 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 9 - Draconian Methods

"Mudbloods, half breeds, and Weasley trash" Covered all bases there, Imp. I don't get how Sirius could be swayed so easily. Like, didn't he hate Malfoy? *Confused* I just thought (even though Sirius is open to pranking anyone, anytime) that he wouldn't have done it in plain view of Harry, Ron and Miss-know-it-all knowing they ddin't feel the same way.

*Sigh* My computer had died... again. I swear, if they take 3 months to fix it again, *shakes fist* This is the third time it's gone to silicon heaven... come to think of it, yours was the last review i ever wrote before it died. *glares at Sirius*

-Luridly, Steph

Author's Response: He’s mad at the Weasleys , so he’s likely stupid enough to go along with Draco just to spite them. He doesn’t like Lucius and probably finds Draco overbearing – Sirius is not exactly known to ‘think’ before he acts :) after all in the canon he did sent Snape towards a rabid werewolf without thinking that this could have killed the git. He rushed off to the Department of Mysteries despite Dumbledore telling him to stay put. I like Sirius, but he’s not exactly a reasonable guy :) too fiery, impulsive – he’s an idiot sometimes.

I don’t know why but I can’t find your new story that you mentioned. Maybe my laptop needs a good shake *lol*

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 01/17/06 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 10 - Tricks and Deceptions

"Mix his blood with a kelpie he attempted A bride which the family rejected" *giggles* eww! That's worse that the Umbridge/Peter ship. *rolls on ground with tears of laughter in eyes*

Learn more about Nathaniel Black, we did indeed. I find Aris interesting, i love the rhyming. I think when rhyming, certain things become very ironic when you read them again, you can cover your tracks.

*guawff* Look! It is a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's the Amazing, flying Pest Percy!

*squishes with toe*

Author's Response: *giggle* Given the ship I come up with – aren’t you glad I don’t write romance *lol* Rhymes are good that way *grin* - you can be vague (and truly not know what you’re talking about) but seem smart – later you can say – that’s what I meant – you’ve got to read in between the lines *snicker*

You wonder who’s truly the bigger pest: The Pranksters? or The Prefect? *lol*

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 01/17/06 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 11 - Mirror Mirror

"Tenebrus" *nods* yup, got that one, although.. i thoguht "it" was a guy... something about a whole heard? *eyebrows knit*

Tee-hee, i loved the Sirius prank. Seemed a little like "Squigly wiggly, jigery pokery" in CoS.... "Muggle Beheading Device" classic.

Vell, ve haff to go, toodles!


Author's Response: I did too … but luckily I check via the HP lexicon. They’re bound to be correct :) She’s the head of the herd and also Hagrid’s favourate.

I’ll have to look up that CoS squiggly thing *lol* I can’t remember that :)


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Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 0 Chapters: 0 Completed: No
12/31/69 Updated: 12/31/69

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 08/11/05 Title: None

OKay sorry to burst your bubble.. but should 't Malfy have said why sin't his MOTHER taking him if he hates muggles? And Voldemort's wand is made of yez, not beechwood. Ollivander says so in PS/SS sorry. =-) thanks for the reviews, mate!

Author's Response: I can't remember every little detail. I try but I can't and Malfoy said that because he believes fathers are dominate figuares and should take care of their kids muggle or not.

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 08/11/05 Title: None

**Yew** im so sorry for my bad spelling. swear its this damn keyboard! djghklaJHFJIFSAN ::BASHES KEYBOARD::

Reviewer: Lurid Signed
Date: 08/11/05 Title: None

Dare i say it? Yeah.. aww! Poor Tommy! Lol I love the names u came up with, and i think its halriousm (my word of the day) when u read pre-HBP stories and look at what people belive to be canon. lol Kudos mate!

Author's Response: It isn't canon anymore so I don't care but if it was that would be creepy that me and Rowling tyhink the exact same way.

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