I'm a 22 year old girl from England. I've got a horse, who lent his name for this and have recently completed a degree in Chemistry at university.
I first read the Philosopher's Stone about 4 years ago, and I read books 2 and 3 on my birthday about 3 weeks later. I read all the remaining books on the day they came out.
So far, I've written, or in the process of writing, five fics on here - 2 oneshots, 1 shorter fic and 2 longer fics. Please let me know your opinions on them, I read every comment I get and add a response. If you've got any questions/suggestions/plot ideas etc. feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to answer asap.
Also, I do know a little Latin so if anyone wants a bit of a hand with translating spells from English into Latin, feel free to email me and I'll do my best to help. Also, I'm more than happy to beta read stories, if anyone wants me to - just email me and I'll write back as soon as I can.
Thanks a lot to all you guys who have taken the time to review my stories - it is very much appreciated.
All I say to my fellow fic writers and friends though is:
Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.
Brilliant. I loved it. Well done.
I am seriously impressed with this story - it's easily one of the best fanfics I've ever read. Fantastic and I hope that you don't mean the story's completed and there's more coming...
Very good - I can't wait to see what happens. I hope you update soon!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading!
Fantastic! It's really nice to see a different style of writing. I hope the second chapter gets okayed by the mods! :)
Author's Response: Hey, thanks for the review. It's really great that you review my stuff. Yeah, I hope the 2nd Chapter gets okayed, too.
I've just read all the chapters in one go and I love your style of writing. You make everything believable without rubbing it in the readers face. Well done.
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Stormy! I am so happy to hear it you enjoyed it!
You have an unbelievable talent for writing - I will honestly say that brought me to tears. You manage to write everytning in such a peaceful, calm tone that made it all seem personal to the reader. I know other writers often steer clear of Dumbledore dying but you held onto the atmsphere brilliantly. Well done; undisputedly 10.
What's with the deep breath?! That was amazing! JK is going to have her work cut out to do better than that - it was absolutely stunning! Without wanting to sound morbid, I like the way everyone was hurt - purely because that is what would happen in a real battle. You're definitely on a level with JKR herself, well done and a 10 isn't high enough to give this story justice.
Absolutely stunning - I really hope you can update the last chapters quickly!
Great job so far - I can't wait to see what comes next.
My only comment though, and it is only minor, is that you jump between tenses a bit, eg: "My eyes met Ginny's again. I can feel her reaching deep inside me..." You jumped from the past to the present there.
As I said before, it is an incredibly minor error so please don't let it spoil your future chapters; I know I'm being really picky!. Writing in the 1st person is damn near impossible and you're doing a great job. Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks so much Stormy, for the review! And, thank you for pointing out the area where you thought I switched between tenses. Trust me, as I proof read this chapter (and the others) before I submitted it, I caught myself doing it a few times. I guess I didnít manage to get them all though. Thanks for pointing it out. Yes, I think writing in first person is a little harder than third person. But, itís something that can set my story apart from some of the others out there, so I thought I would give it a try. Thanks for leaving my review.
You're going from strength to strength with this fic. Really, really well done - you've manged to get all the characters to appear human, rather than superheros. I can't wait for the next chapter - You've got me hooked on this fic. I haven't read another 1st person fic which is a patch on this one, and well done for sorting out the tenses. I really hope you can update soon, ~ Stormy
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Stormy. Iím really happy to hear you like it so much. Iíve just submitted an update. Itís floating around in the queue someplace. So, hopefully in the next couple of days there will be a new chapter to write. Thanks again for staying with this fic!
Well done - one of the best sirius fics I've ever read! Keep up the good work! Looking forward to your next fic. :) PS:It's spelt Marauder :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I will keep up the good work, but my next story is having some problems. I can't find time to write! I've got soccer and schoolwork! Life is difficult, but I'll keep working on. Thanks for the correction (I still can't spell)!
Hi! I've just started reading your story and I'm really impressed! You've managed to get a really original slant on the story; I'm not usually in to marauder fics but this one's excellent! Keep up the good work and update as soon as you can please!
Ps: I could be your beta if you want - you're more than welcome to read my fics if you want to know what my writing's like. Feel free to email me if you're interested... :)
Author's Response: Thankyou! I'm glad that I've swayed you on Marauder fics, because they can be really great when they are true to JKR ( I like to think that mine is!) But wait....there is more to come....this will evolve into Harry's 7th year. Chapter 4 in queue, so hopefully it wont be too long now.....although it's been in there 13 days so far which is rather unnatural. Thankyou for offering to be my Beta, but I already have an excellent one. Prongs Proncess Lexi xxxxxxxxxxx
YAY! AT LAST!!! Well done for getting it accepted - lol, took long enough didn't it... Good luck with getting chappie 5 up, I thought it was fantastic when I beta'd it. Well done again, and keep the chappies coming!
Author's Response: Thanlkyou honey; and for all your help. You were excellent.
hiya! I know you said that you weren't particularly fond of this chapter but I like it - especially because Sirius chose his friends over the older Lupin. You've done a great job so far and well done for getting the chapter accepted! Lol, at least it wasn't as difficult to get up as chapter 4 :P Once again, well done and chapter 6 is fantastic!
Author's Response: Thankyou honey! Yay and thankyou for being a SUPERB BETA!!!!!!!! My heart goes out.......so to speak. Anyway.....yeah, i really hope that the next one will be accepted straight away, but you and I both know that it's a bit more lengthy. I have sent chappie 8 to you for Betaing, so give it a read! (and a Beta, of course....not that there are too many errors I hope.....). Once again, thankyou! (read email for longer comment)
Way to go! A good start; keep it up! Please update soon, it looks like you know exactly where you're going with this fic and I'm looking forward to seeing how it unfolds.
Author's Response: Nice one! Glad you like it. I got sidetracked on another story in the meantime. Its a mammoth one and I'm still unsure as to where its going... Anyway the next chapter for Scar Tissue is submitted..awaiting approval, so you should see it here soon! Thanks for reviewing. I appreciate it.
I like the way you've started this fic, the story itself is very original and certainly could get interesting. Well done! But I have to say there were a few errors in the chapter. You said in your last review you wanted to be told what they were so...
"All they could do is Nurse Dennis, but their efforts were in vein." should be "All they could do was nurse Dennis, but their efforts were in vain."
I also noticed that Snape and Dumbledore particularly seemed OOC. I can't really see Dumbledore saying 'stuff' and I've always seen Snape as the quieter, more threatening type - he's not really likely to start yelling for no real reason. He's more likely to sneer, or threaten quietly...
As a suggestion, you could possibly get a BETA? Anyway, well done so far and I like the story itself so far but it could be improved if the charachters became a little less OOC. You've done well with the Creevy brothers though.
Author's Response: Ah the present tense mistake. Snape might not yell but when it comes to christmas...he can yell, he can scream, he can threaten to kill Dumbledore for all I care. And...oh...another Creevey lover I see? Me too. I dont have much time for BETA but I will if I can and remember. Pardon me for asking, but what does OOC mean. As for the story being original, yeah, its supposed to be like that. Sorry chapter 2 is taking so long, having a bit of trouble getting it through.
OOC means 'Out of Character'. And I'm not a huge Creevy brothers fan but you might change that :) I hope chapter 2 is up soon!
Author's Response: I resubmitted chapter 2. Hopefully, it will be up by tomorrow or the day after if there are no errors. Sometimes, even in my other story, there might be OOC.
Good chapter, especially with the reasoning behind why Snape hated christmas. I thought it was still a little OOC at different points and the story could be improved with a little extra detail. I'll definitely check out the next chapter - you've certainly got some great ideas, just pad them out with a little bit more detail.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. They do go a bit OOC don't they? Still, there is slow submission at this time, I don't when the next chapter will come up.
Oooh, good cliffy! The person at the end,Snape maybe? The whole 'Potter' thing just sounds like him... Anyway, great start so far and I look forward to what's coming. My only comment is that you did get a little bit carried away with commas at the start of the chapter. Other than that though, well done! *9*
Author's Response: Thank you for ur review!!!Yes, i have a certain thing with commas;) I've submitted the next chapter so it should be up soon!!
I am stunned by this fic - I never usually like the suicide fics but that was brilliant! You captured so well how Harry could feel after defeating Voldemort and the photo Colin took, and the results of it, are spot on with what could happen in the real world. Well done, and I hope you have more fics coming soon!
Author's Response: Wow, that's quite a compliment! I based Colin taking the photo off of all of the private moments that get exploited on the news every day.