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.
I like the way you're going with this fic, well done! You've got Ginny very well in character and I like your overall style of writing. Again, well done and I hope you update soon. You've got a lot of potential with this fic so I'm looking forward to seeing how it unfolds. Oh, and I hope Harry appreciates the letter...
Author's Response: Wow, thanks! This is my first fanfic, so I am a little nervous about it and was hoping it would be well received. I'm glad you think Ginny in in character - she is one of my favorite characters and I wanted to do her justice. I plan to post chapter two sometime soon. I rather like Harry's reaction to the letter, but then I'm kind of partial! Thanks again for the review.
I've just started reading this fic and I have to say, I like where you're heading with it! Snape's seriously treading a dangerous line giving Malfoy the book and so's Draco - with reading it. Well done and I hope more's coming soon!
Author's Response: Thanks! Yeah, Snape really takes some risks in this story. All for Draco . . . *awww* It was so tempting to make this ssp. hahaha! Don't worry, I avoided that!
Another good chapter! I especially like the descriptions in the book, and the way you described the pictures; it actually sent a shiver down my spine! Superb and you really deserve more than four reviews :) I'm looking forward to chapter 3!
Author's Response: Thanks again! It's great to hear from people!!
You've certainly set yourself up for a really different type of story here and I'm looking forward to see how it develops. I hope you get to update soon!
Author's Response: Thanks :-) I certainly hope this story will be different, I've read far too many Snape/Hermione stories that go over the same old ground again (apprenticeship etc...) that I thought I might do something a little differently!
You're going from strength to strength here - well done! My only comment, though, is that the chapter was a little bit short. Maybe make your next on e a little bit longer? Overall, well done though. I look forward to updates!
Lol, Snape cooking! And when he said that it was like Potion making but easier... Fantastic!
The end - with Snape being recruited to dear old Voldemort - was just totally unnerving; somehow, it seems worse when it's because his parents forced him into Voldemort's care, rather than him making a choice. Also, the bit about LV not knowing about Sirius was intriguing, along with Snape being half way to decent towards Harry!
Anyway, a really great chapter and well done for keeping all the characters in character, even though you're showing us different sides of them. Well done.
I like it so far! I was a little bit worried when I first saw it that it would be similar to another story I read, but you've got a completely new take on it. Well done, and a nice place to end the chapter on.
Author's Response: Well I hope it isn't similar to anything else, as I came up with the idea myself. Enjoy chapter two -- coming soon!
Hmmmm, interesting... You've certainly started an interesting fic and I'm looking forwards to updates. Well done.
Wow! I LOVE it! You're doing absolutely amazing with this - please keep updating! Ahhhhhh; I can't wait for updates, the tension is killing me! Seriously though, it's really amazing and, I'll ay it again, leagues ahead of Destiny. Well done, and keep this quality of work up! Linda x
Author's Response: Thankyou so much! I am really pleased with this project, and it is now finished. I think I'm gonna post them all one after the other because I want to get this fic finished before July16th. Trying not to sound big headed, i think thst story is leagues ahead of Destiny too. Im really really pleased with it! Lol! And thakyou for the lovely review. Niw I think Id better revise.... oh, no, wait, did I say revise? I meant go out.
Hiya! To be perfectly honest, this story's leagues ahead of Destiny. I really like the way you've written the characters and I especially liked the dates you added to the story - it made it seem very... realistic I suppose - almost like a diary. Well done and I hope you've got more coming soon!
Author's Response: Yay thankyou! This might sound big-headed, but I think that it's leagues ahead of Destiny too. I used the dates to give historical context to it, so thate evryone can see when, um, events....started. I really have put a lot more effort and thought into this that I ever did into Destiny, and I've decided that I just want to get all of this posted, so I'm gonna submit the next chapter now! Arent I a nice author? Lol. xxxxx Thankyou for the lovely review xxxxx PS: Update soon! (Pps; I can talk.....read your email and you'll know what I mean.)
Talk about about starting with a bang! I mean, silence, lol. Anyway, what I mean to say is that I'm really impressed - you've captured the atmosphere brilliantly and I felt really sorry for Alice.
My only comment, though, is that I don't really see Wormtail as the type to give orders, but I know I'm just being difficult!
Overall, really well done and I'm looking forward to your updates!
Ummm, a little bit, er, odd if i'm perfectly honest. How old are Draco/Pansy? After Hogwarts? And where's Lucius/Narcissa etc if this is happening at Malfoy Manor? I'd be interested to see where this is going because at the moment I'm really not sure...
Author's Response: I know, it's totally odd-- I completely agree. They aren't in school anymore, let me say. This will all get explained, I promise :) Next chapter is almost done. I'm glad this interests you, hope you come back and finish reading the rest.
Woah, talk about starting with a bang! That was seriously good - one of the best prologues I've read on here. It was very, very short but you really got the point across - well done! Oh, and I love the cliffie you've left and I look forward to updates. Hopefully they'll be longer than this though...? :)
Two little things I noticed; in the first line you've written 'barley' and not 'barely', and later you've got 'Shaklebot' not 'Shacklebolt'. Only nit picking I know, sorry :)
Author's Response: Aight, Fixed em. You woulda thought after rejecting my story six times Chelsea would've picked em up? :P Anywayz, ill update as soon as I write somethin more :P
Oooooh, I loved it! Fantastic! Brilliant! (ok; calming enthusiasm) It wasn't confusing at all, just really, really unnerving I suppose; and that Grail / Pensive thing is seriously cool. Please update really soon, the whole story is so original and the new Dark Lord / Shadow thing is really creepy. Well done!
Author's Response: Great - glad to hear you liked it! This was esily my favourite chapter to write so far as I basically love writing the bad guys, or the generally ecvil people - they're just so much cooler. I did the same with my book and got quite upset when I killed one of the bad guys ... *sniff*. I've finished Chapter 4 so just going back through it - submitting it shortly - stay tuned!
Hiya! Sorry I haven't reviewed for like two months but real life has been insane! I've just read all your new chapters and I have to say, they are absolutely stunning. Harry/Gadreth (lol, sorry if that's wrong but I'm sure you get who I mean) is really freaking me out. I like the way Volfdemort is still out and about but only as a spirit and the way Harry recognised Pheobe was enough to give me the shivers. I also thought the way you wrote Snape finding out Pheobe thought it was Harry was superb. The way he dismissed her and then, when he realised what she was trying to say, actually listened to and respected her was really moving. Well done and I can't wait for chapter 11!
Author's Response: Stormy!!! It's great to see you!!! Thanks for the review! You really thought it was that good? Coming from a writer such as yourself I find that a compliment above all others I could ever get. I love Snape, and I love the way that you are never sure whether he realy does mean what he says or whether he doesn't - He's a man of mystery and I guess that's why I like him so! I am updating as quick as I can, so you shouldn't have to wait long ... I only have until wednesday to get up to Chapter 15 ... I don't think I'l manage that somehow ... But, again, Thanks for the review Stormy!!!!!!!!!
~Ermine the One
Grrr, it's taken me about 10 attempts to be logged in long enough to review. Anyway though, I'll get to the point... :)
I like what you've done so far, you've really set yourself up for some great action/Angst so I'm looking forward to seeing how this all develops.
I assume you've ignored the fact good old Sirius died in book 5...? It doesn't matter though, you've intergrated him really well so far and I like the way you've got Snape sorting him out after Lupin died. I dunno, it just seems sort of, natural and human that Snape would do that if he could...
I also have to say well done for killing Harry (Sorry if that sounded morbid) Very few fic writers do that so I'm really going to enjoy how you write the rest of this. I hope you can update soon as that cliffy was evil :) Well done though, and maybe have longer chapters coming up...?
Author's Response: Thanks!!! Don't worry, the old Sirius-alive thing will eventually be explained - Painted Black was meant to be about that but it wasn't very good so I stopped it. Sorry about the short chapter, that was only a prologue, and the next isn't particularily long either. That's only becuase everything's just getting started, but chapter three's gonna be a killer!!! Also, next Dark Lord ... your gonna love him!
Hey, I like it! I so pleased Phoebe is all right *breathes sigh of relief*, I wasn't sure what would happen to her or if she'd go the same way as the Longbottoms. As for Snape, where the heck is he off to? Dissapaating in the middle of that *shivers*. Incidentally, where's Dumbledore in all this? Just wondering... :) Very good so far though and I hope you can update soon! ~Stormy x
PS: I'm not sure whether you would have seen the author's note on Darkest Hour yet or not, but just in case you haven't, i've started submitting the sequel so it should be up soon if you want to check it out :)
Author's Response: Aargh! It's taken me ages to be logged in long enough to be able to answer! Anyway: Wahoo! I'm so jhappy you've finally submitted the sequel, I can't wait until it is approved! You're writing's great!
Don't worry, everything about Snape wil be described in later chapters, and he actullay only Disapparates off to Hogsmeade to get back to Hogwarts, no where nasty ... yet. As for Dumbledore, it is mentioned in the first chapter (perhaps not quite as well as I had hoped) that Dumbledore dies in the last war. how? That will too be mentioned later on - never fear - everything will be!
Thanks for reviewing - your the bestx ~Ermine the One~
I love it!!! It was amazing - I thought you portrayed the characters really well, I thought it wasn't OOC at all. You asked for a few comments and I noticed a couple of tiny little errors so...
“See, she was attacked by some wizards (a neighbour saw them running away from her window) – I dunno if you could perhaps … You don't usually have brackets in speech, so possibly change it to : “See, she was attacked by some wizards; a neighbour saw them running away from her window. I dunno if you could perhaps …"
At one point you said “Who else were attacked!” Snape cried to get his attention” I don’t really think Snape’s the type to cry out like that – maybe change it to snapped or something…? And you should have ‘was’ instead of ‘were’.
Also, you mentioned towards the and that Snape had ‘issues’ – I might be wrong and this is just a personal thing but issues always sounds a bit like he’s having a strop or something for no reason. ‘Secrets’ or something similar may be a bit better…
Sorry if that sounded like I was lecturing you, cos I really didn’t mean it to sound that way! The story’s absolutely fantastic and I hope you keep writing and updating! Hopefully you’ll get more reviews as well soon. Another 10 :)
Author's Response: Why thankyou, oh loyal reviewer! I shall take everything you said into account and go back through chapter three, which I am submitting shortly!!!
Ahhhhh! Cliffie!!! Noooooo! Sorry, I will gain control of myself soon :)
That was amazing! The bit about the grave being empty and Voldemort returning *shivers*... Just a thought, the guy who Snape talked to using Legilimency (I've forgotten his name, sorry), I think you mentioned that he had green eyes. Harry's gone missing and someone with green eyes turns up with dear old Voldemort... Odd coincidence, that. Servant guy = Harry...? Just a guess I suppose, probably mee doing 2+2=5 again but hey, lol.
Absolutely great chappie though and I can't wait for the next one! 10.
PS : Thanks for reviewing my fics; the least I can do for the encouragement you gave me is to do the same for you! :) ~Stormy x
Author's Response: Thanks, Stormy!!! As ofr Harry being with Voldemort ... 2=2=5, maybe ... But I can't say no or yes incase comeone reads the reviews before the chpater, in whoch case everything is given away ... Next chappie may take a bit longer than usual as I've got tonnes of coursework to be doing - but I'll do my best all the same, and your encouragement helps in every way, guys - I appreciate it so very much!!!!!!! And a 10? Yay!!!!111
Ooh, I love it! Brilliant, and Cat didn't seem too happy with Sirius, and Sirius didn't seem to happy with Cat... Really good chappy though and I can't wait for the next one!
Author's Response: Yay Stromy!! I was wondering wher you had gone! :D Thanks for the review, I'm glad to see that you use Cat's nickname too - I thought I hadn't really made it that clear in the novel that that was what she was called but ... :D
~Ermine the One