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Hi there,

I'm Raffles, proud to be a 'claw and lovin' it here on MNFF^^
You can also find me on the beta boards, with the same username.

About me: I am the (co-) owner of Neville,
I love cheese, doodling (if I find a blank piece of paper, I can assure you that in no time, it would be filled with hearts and stars^^), Harry Potter, Monty Python, Black-adder, Mr.Bean, Slum-dog Millionaire, vegetable soup, my kitty, my friends and family and many other things too (:

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The Kiss that Never Happened by Midnight_Unicorn

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: Hermione looks back and reflects on what could have been. A poem based on the scene in the GoF movie right after the second task.
Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 07/19/08 Title: Chapter 1: The Kiss That Never Happened

wow, rip out my heart and stomp on it will you!
this poem was beautiful. it had so much emotion and feelings. After reading this poem I have tears in my eyes.
ure a really good writer.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your comments! I really tried to get the emotions that Hermione was feeling onto the page and I'm glad that liked it.

To Draco, With Love by Hutchinson

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 158 Reviews
Summary: Draco somehow managed to get his very own advice column in Hogwarts' school paper, where he gives his sage opinion to those who dare to ask for it. Feel free to write in for advice about love, life, school, family, anything you can think of! But remember... with Draco, you tend not to get the answer you expected!
Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 07/21/08 Title: Chapter 1: Issue the First

wow, that's a really great story. I love the way you used the comical draco. I love all stories with funn draco's but this one is especially funny! I loved the funny senteces and humour that you wove into your story! Great job and I can't wait for the next issue. Please don't keep me waiting for too long!

Author's Response: Thanks for such a kind note! I have so much fun exploring different sides of Draco's personality, or interpretations of it. And often exaggerations of it! Thanks for reading, and check out some of my Dramione stories some time!

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 01/06/09 Title: Chapter 5: Issue the Fifth

Hey, it's me again,
Remember? The girl that sneezed?
Ok, well I tried out that advice you gave me, but it totally backfired!!!!
Maybe I forgot to mention before, but my brother Felix, is more of a mastermind in pranks that you would expect a 12 year old twit to be. So I followed your instructions, went and got myself one of those 'Gabol and Jape's Wafty Wand'. So as he was talking to a bunch of his looser friends at breakfast, I quickly switched his wand with the fake wand. He seemed like he didn't notice anything, but thats just what he wants you to think. So after breakfast I walked up to charms with my new best friend Katie, (since Cho Chang still won't talk to me!). I was imagining Felix in transfiguration using the fake wand, completely humiliating himself, when Professor Flitwick called me up to the front. Apparently, the wafty wand, doesn't need a spell to 'work it's magic' it simply needs some wand movements. So as a demonstrated the basic hand movements of the levitating charm, a loud 'pfffffffffffffffff' erupted from my general direction. You were right about the smell too!
Now I'm not only the idiot girl that sneezed, I'm the idiot joke of the school that sneezed and farted!
What do I dooo??
Love, Raffles

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 07/27/08 Title: Chapter 1: Issue the First

Dear Draco,
I have a problem. Well obviously, as I wouldn't be writing to you if I hadn't would I? It happened at breakfast. I was sitting at the Ravenclaw table (as I am in Ravenclaw, obviously), and I was eating my Yorkshire pudding. It tasted quite nice but that doesn't really matter does it? Well anyway, I was just eating and talking with my friend Cho Chang. We were talking about the band the weird sisters, the band. They are pretty awesome don't you think? I love their song... I'm getting off track. What was I saying? Oh yeah. I was eating breakfast. Little did I know that in the very same Yorkshire pudding that stood before, was a dose of sneezing powder from the 'Weasleys Wizard Wheezes' that my brother Felix had smuggled past Filch. So as I was just discussing the hairdo of the lead singer (it's rather ugly I think) I got this itch in my nose. The itch started getting itchier and itchier. I didn't notice it at the beginning but then my nose started to twitch as well. I felt it coming, the sneeze. It felt like a big one so I quickly grabbed the serviette that lay beside my plate. But... It was too late. I sneezed. A big boom made everyone in the great hall look up from his or her breakfast. Everyone was staring at me. It was so embarrassing. Even a week later, everyone is still making fun of me! Cho Chang won't hang out with me anymore because of what happened and I have a week's detention from Professor McGonagall for causing a disruption. I was so mad at Felix ad I wanted to write to my mum but Felix was faster than me. He had already written to her warning her that I was going to write a lie to her. And she believed him! That little monster! Please help me. Tell me what to do. Anything! A revenge for Felix. A way to get Cho Chang to be my friend. A way to stop people from saying 'bless you' under suppressed giggles every-time they see me. Please
Love, Raffles

Author's Response: Draco is reviewing your letter (finally!)

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 12/12/08 Title: Chapter 5: Issue the Fifth

yay, you included my letter. thanks soo much!
these just keep getting funnier. my stomach hurts from laughing!!!!!

Author's Response: Thanks for letting me know I made you laugh! This is why I love writing Humour. SPeaking of which, I just updated a new chapter of Luna's Truth or Dare into the queue. Let's hope it's approved soon!

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 09/06/08 Title: Chapter 4: Issue the Fourth

yay!! another issue! This one is so funny it made me laugh really really hard and i almost couldn't breathe which wasn't very good. I especially liked how you asnwered to the poem! great issue! can't wait for the next one

Author's Response: Oh, dear! I love making you guys laugh, but keep a paper bag around if you can't breath, or something! Thanks for the note, I'm happy to hear so many people liked this Issue. I'm hammering out the next one now!

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 08/20/08 Title: Chapter 3: Issue The Third

lol. that was certainly one on the funniest pieces of writing that i have ever read. Your an awesome writer as you can write both funny and dramatic like i have read in some of your other stories. I especially liked the one with the ears (wub wub wub) it made laugh really hard!!!!! I can't wait to see what draco says next!

Author's Response: Oh, now you're going to get me started! The ear-wub thing is a funny in-joke from personal experience, and an oddly long conversation about ear-flicking. It was one of the funniest discussions of my life. Sometimes I think I may secretly be a 5-year-old, but as long as it makes us laugh, it's worth it!

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 10/15/08 Title: Chapter 4: Issue the Fourth

hey there
I just had to read this chapter again. Its one of my faves :)
The first time I read it I missed the italic paragraph at the beginning. reading it now cracked me up!
"I’m not a piece of meat! (Well, sometimes…)"
thats just soo funny :D
please update soon!!!!!

Author's Response: The italic paragraph at the start is Draco's intro to the weekly column! That's where he posts news, updates, or general rambling. Every section in italics is Draco's writing. Thanks for the note, and I hope the update I just submitted gets cleared soon! I'm particularly proud of Issue the Fifth!

Hermione Wild by Hutchinson

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 105 Reviews
Summary: Ginny lures Hermione to do some sneaking about late one night, straight into mischief. Little do they know, a sneaky Slytherin sees it all...
Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 07/29/08 Title: Chapter 3: Until Tomorrow

yay pleese continue fast! i cant wait :)

Author's Response: Should be any day now... wish me luck!

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 09/13/08 Title: Chapter 6: One Moment

yay, another chapter! what will happen next. This story is really great. I love the way malfoy admitted that he thought hermione was beautiful. it was so cute. I also liked the dialogue of hermione and draco. Your and amazing writer!

Author's Response: Thanks, Raffles! I'm going to try to post the next chapter today when I finish responding to reviews. That bit of dialogue was tough for me because I was trying to express nervousness, chemistry, a bit of anger, AND the cuteness all at once. Thanks for the kind words!

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 07/27/08 Title: Chapter 1: Goodnight

I took your advise that you gave me on 'to draco with love' and read one of your draco/hermione stories and I really love this story! I can't wait to read the next chapter :) I really like your style of writing.

Author's Response: Thanks for coming over to this story and reading it! I have 4 or 5 going on right now (I've lost count!) so you have lots to look at!

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 07/27/08 Title: Chapter 2: Good Morning

Wow, great chapter. I really like this chapter especially because of the humor that you wove into it. thumbs up for another great chapter. Please update real soon! :)

Author's Response: I can't help but put something corny in here and there! The newest chapter was just approved, so your request has been granted! Add me to your favourites to get e-mails when I update.

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 08/09/08 Title: Chapter 4: Sweet Dreams

this chapter is really great. I can't wait for the next chapter. This story is Awesome!!!!! I really love the way you describe everything so well. Sometimes it really fells like I am actually there. What will happen next??? (I know you're not going to tell me this but it's worth a try isn't it?)

Author's Response: Thanks! I'm working on the next chapter to put in the queue, and I can't wait to see how everyone likes it. Sorry I'm not writing more, so busy!

Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 08/26/08 Title: Chapter 5: What's the News?

i was so happy to see that you finally updated this story. (You had me checking everyday :p) I really liked Hermione's reply to malfoy ("Ever ask yourself why your still watching?") I also liked the way Ron and Harry told the girls about Malfoy's hands turning red. It really gave them a shock didn't it?
And there you went and put another cliffy! What will happen next?!?!?!

Author's Response: Sorry about the cliffie... I'm a cliffaholic! I'm glad you like the line "Ever ask yourself why you're still watching" because it's going to make a reappearance in this next chapter! ;) I just submitted the new one not 5 minutes ago, so it should be up in a couple days.

Reflected by helz_belz

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 10 Reviews
Summary: What happens when you choose the wrong path?
What happens when you lose everything that ever mattered to you?

Severus is left with nothing but emptiness and black, stretching to the very corners of his soul. Ten years on, Severus stumbles across a Mirror that shows the only thing he has ever desired. Staring at the cold glass, he is forced to reflect on what losing her has done. .

Suicide is only contemplated.
I am Merlin_Helz from the beta boards.
Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 10/17/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Mirror

Hi, I think that this was really a great story to read. It really captures all of Snape’s emotions, and your style of writing is great to read!

“Hogwarts was deathly quiet”

This first is what really got me into reading your story. I think it immediately set the mood and it painted a picture of the setting in my mind. I think the way you write it is really one of the best parts of the story- it’s imagery and they way you use metaphors and similies in you despriction. I really like these sentences as they immediately set an image in my mind, and I can picture what is happening: ‘Reality crashed over him like ice cold water, bringing back the emptiness like a dark tide.’ and ‘…his wand held out straight as glass fell like rain through the chamber.’

I think a part of the fiction, where Snape remembers and mourns about his past, would have been better if it were centered more about his feelings, instead of retelling it. It did hold a lot of his emotions, but in my opinion it didn’t really match the style in which you wrote the rest of your fiction. I still really liked that part though especially where Snape remembers standing on top of that tower. It seemed like such an IC thing to do, and it really leaves and impression of how Snape really felt behind that mask of misery. I think you really have Snape figured out and your really good at his characterization!

However something that I disagree with is, this sentence: “One word had sent it all down.” I think it was more than that word that had ended their relationship, but the actions that had led to that word (Snape calling her other friends Mudbloods and hanging out with soon to be Deatheaters). I think him calling her a Mudblood just triggered Lily to do what she felt was right.

‘He didn’t know how long he sat there, just watching her, in a trance,’ I think this was really a great sentence, as it shows how Snape’s reaction was much the same as Harrys. What I really love about this story, is that it really portrays Snape, behind his mask. It explains the reasons behind his actions, and, without going out-of-character, it shows a softer side of Snape.

The ending, to me, is the best part. It leaves you thinking and feeling heartbroken. ‘Severus turned around swiftly to see Lily as she shattered into a thousand pieces.’ This is another great metaphor as it describes his emotions and creates the atmosphere in your story. It made me relate to Snape and feel really sorry for him. Also that metaphor is really beautiful, as Snape knows that, the Lily in the mirror was just a reflection of his memories.

I think that this was a really beautifully written story with a real dark atmosphere. The idea of the story, to me, is really brilliant. It's all logic, and the ending, where Dumbledore says, the mirror should be removed, fit's in with Canon as well, so that was real smart to include. It really doesn't seem like a first fanfiction, but it is, and I think that you did a really good job with it!

No One Can Resist Éclairs by InvisibleAparecium

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 24 Reviews
Summary: Fred and George Weasley get an idea for a prank from doing something they thought they would never do—their Potions homework. Follow them on their journey through pranker’s block, powdered bicorn horn, Muggle food coloring, a random fish, a suction cup, Harry with a toothpick, a very dry avocado, and much too much flour. What happens when this seemingly innocent prank turns wacky? One-shot.
Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 08/27/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Bwuahahahahahaha *falls of chair laughing* Ouch *Rubs head* That hurt.
Your story was so insanely funny!!!! You've got a real talent there! You should write a book or something. It would be a bestseller! Oh and I read your author page and I saw that cheese was one of your likes and I think thats awesome because i'm in a club! A Cheese Club! Including me it consist of... let me see *imitates counting on fingers* two people! Not much but still!

Author's Response: Is your head OK? I hope you're not hurt. Anyway, thanks so much for your review! Writing a book would be fun... I doubt that it would be a best seller, but thanks anyway! Cheese is great, isn't it? I'm eating string cheese right now! Have fun recruiting Cheese Club members!

The Marauder's Map... In The Wrong Hands! by Sainyn Swiftfoot

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 45 Reviews
Summary: In the dead of the night, someone steals Harry's Marauder's Map.

What happens?

Insanity, hilarity and catastrophe, of course! (This wouldn't be a humour story if it didn't, would it?)

As different people try to activate the Marauder's Map, the four infamous Marauders answer back, in their own wonderful style.
Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 07/27/08 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: In Which Parvati Patil Is Shocked

Awesome! I really love this story! It's so funny! I can't wait to see what the marauders map will tell Draco. Please update soon.

Author's Response: I'm soo sorry to leave you all waiting like this! However, I may take some time in updating, as I haven't yet re-written the second chapter, and I'm kind of busy right now...

Thanks for the review and the compliments!


Remember Me Fondly by dragonwings

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: James and Lily once kissed, planned, and dreamed in the clover fields of Ireland...until their luck ran out. Now James is alone and Lily detests him. When he stumbles upon one more lucky clover, he has but one wish left.

(Obviously AU or something... *winks*)
Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 07/29/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

awww, thats soooo sweet. did she come back for him? did she huh? huh? huh? pleese tell me! i gotta know!

Booty by MrsRuebeusHagridDursley

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 14 Reviews
Summary: History of Magic class can actually be interesting if you just mishear Professor Binns!
Reviewer: Raffles Signed
Date: 12/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Booty

lol, great story. made me crack up!!!!!

Author's Response: Thanks!