I'm in my mid-twenties and have been a huge HP fan since 2001. Other than all things Harry, I also love CSI, Law and Order, and singing at the top of my lungs (usually to 3 Doors Down). If you asked my co-workers they would probably state that they think I'm a bit crazy, especially when I'm dancing at my desk to my iPod...
I've loved the site for awhile and just recently got the nerves to post my own story.
I hope you enjoy Talitha, she's a creation that came to me one day when I was walking my dog up a huge hill, listening to (what else) 3DD's "You Don't Know Me", the lyrics, "You love me but you don't know who I am, I'm torn between this life I lead and where I stand" just clicked in my head and Talitha came to life!
Summary: An Irish witch languishes in the darkness of her family home, confined by her father and circumstances. What will it take to bring her out of this exile? The chance to return to Hogwarts? The opportunity to participate in the fight against Voldemort and his Death Eaters? Or will it be Severus Snape, a man she did not expect to see again in her lifetime?
This is canon compliant to OoTP but written pre-HBP.
Reviews and constructive criticism are most welcome, and thanks go to Ashwinder who kindly beta read the chapters for me. :-)
Your story is intoxicating! Your beautiful descriptions of the world surrounding Maeve, your on target character descriptions, and your flow of words is enough to make any reader drunk with glee. I love your story, it is so nice to read about things from Maeve's POV. 10!
Summary: What if there were more to Remus Lupin's bite than a badly timed stroll in the woods? The arrival of a feral invokes secrets of the past and terror for the present...
All I can say right now is wow...your imagery thoroughout this entire story has been fantastic, but this last chapter, it was outstanding. Someone mentioned in a review about your writing being poetic, and I whole-heartedly agree. Your desciptions were so beautiful, I had tears in my eyes. I could almost feel the cold. I could feel the pain of your characters. You did an absolutely excellent job with the ending. It left you feeling satsified, something you don't always get. Wonderful job and I can't wait to read more of your work.
Very nicely done, I think the explanation of the polyjuice potion and Hagrid's physiology was perfect. Nice job Chriss! A great way for Remus to get answers, and how nice it was that it was someone other than Dumbledore giving them, even if Tonks did get most of them from him! Don't get me wrong, I love Dumbledore, but it was refreshing to hear the answers from another POV. Excellent work, I look forward to the next chapter.
Wonderful chapter, it was nice to see that Remus can accept responsiblities for his actions, though, we've always known that, haven't we? I did feel for the guy though, what one of us hasn't acted in the moment out of rash emotion? Even Dumbledore admitted to it! Please update soon, but here's hoping Remus will be a little happier in this one...
Very well done. I think you've written Lupin quite well...it seems to me that his emotions throughout this chapter are bang on. You've done an amazing job with this story, and I have throughly enjoyed it. Outstanding job.
Oh my god, what an evil ending! I can't believe it. What a wonderful chapter you've written, I love how you've described what Remus FEELS during each transformation. It makes him so much more real to the reader. Great great job, but you better update soon!
WONDERFUL!!! I will fix that image forever in my mind, Rita Skeeter with a cane driven up her nose! *Sighs contently* Two claps to Kris, for her ghost writing of Rita, it was very well done. Made me want to squash Rita like the bug that she is. Great job, loved it, as usual, and I can't wait for the next installment.
Wonderful work. I just read the last 3 chapters in a row, fulling intending to review everyone, but I couldn't stop reading! The cliffhanger in this one, though, well done. I am dying to know what Kane has to say to Remus. I especially love how you've written Tonks. It is nice to know that Remus has a friend. Great job and I can't wait for the next chapter.
Nice work! I particularly enjoyed the thumb war this chapter and the idea of selling chocolate Ritas during a public thrashing last chapter! Your writing is very well done, both with drama and humor. Good job!
Wonderful job! And, if you don't like a story, why bother continuing to read it, then? There are better ways to review a story, rather than being insulting. Learn the meaning of constructive critcism. Honestly. Great job, like I said, but what an evil cliffhanger! I can't wait for the update! 10!
Gee, a cliffie, where have we seen that before? =) Wonderful superb chapter, it was incredibly moving. The image of Rey at the end, stroking his son's blood soaked werewolf fur was extremely powerful. As many have said before, please don't kill off Remus, with all the suspense you've put us through it would break my heart. You blew me away, as usual, and I can't wait to read your next chapter.
Great job! As a number of others have said, I LOVED Ron's additions to the petition, I was laughing so hard! Thanks for giving Ron a bit of the glory too, by the way, he rarely gets any, so it was very nice. Let's just hope Snape doesn't try and make Harry's life any worse than he all ready has (is that even possible?). But, it's been said many times, the truth hurts, and poor old Snivelly just got a big spoonful of it! Nice work! Update as soon as they let you! 10.
Yes, muggleborn resentfully, you are right of course. I realized that after I posted the review, it was just a bit of denial talking in me. But I will still hold my little flicker for Sirius, wherever he may be....p.s. I love your screen name! ANYWAY... What a lovely written chapter. Poor Rey, to lose your wife and your son? How heart wrenching. The description of Winter's Hollow was superb, I could see it quite clearly in my mind's eye. Your work is excellent, but poor Harry! To lose your parents, your godfather and the last known childhood friend of your parents, your last link? My oh my, you are mean to your characters! =) Great job, keep up the excellent work and please update soon.
HURRAH!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!! You just made my day. Great chapter, thanks for keeping on the edge of my seat for just a couple days instead of a much longer time! Wonderful work.
Awww, I feel for Moony. He did make his own bed, but still....it was a moment of emotional turmoil. That nasty Snape is getting to him. Grrr...Anyways, great chapter, but now I'm nervous about what's to come in the next few, as you warned us....Can't wait to read them!
Wow, loving your story. I love the idea of using a ghost as a messanger, and you were right, it just HAD to be Nick. I can't wait to go on and read the next chapter, and I love the fact that Remus tapped into reserves to save the kids...it just seemed very Moony of him. You do him great justice with your characterization, great job!
This is a great story! I was laughing so hard at Tonks, dragging Lupin out by the ear! Wonderful image. Keep up the good work! Update soon!
Oh my, oh my, do I need to change my screen name to mad4siriusANDremus? I understand, I really do, what a great ending for the last true Maurader, but please, please, please don't let it be true. I still hold a little candle of hope for Sirius, even though...well like Gianna said, Severus did say he could put a stopper in death. WAKE HIM UP, DAMN IT! OK, OK, deep breath, great job, I loved it and please update soon or I will find your bunker and demand you tell me the rest of the story! =)
All's fair in love and war
Lily thinks herself too clever to fall for James Potters charm. Yet, as the two of them are appointed Head Boy and Girl, will Lily regret her negative feelings towards James? Pre-HBP
Wow, what an ending. I like how you ended it, with Lily in James' arms. This has been a great story to follow, so hilarous in some points, moving in others. Sniff. Well, now I can move on to your other stories. 1) Obviously, I liked Sirius best! 2) Addison was my favorite OC. 3) Just A Girl was my favorite chapter. 4) Here is my favorite quote, followed closely by Sirius' novel: He couldn’t beat my time if the answers were tap dancing in front of his thick brain. Poor Prongs, doesn’t know anything about the art of NEWT’s. The test examiners don’t care much for the written. They only care about how shiny your wand is. Mine is rather shiny, of course. What is this? Is this Muggle Studies? I don’t pay attention in Muggle Studies. Do they honestly expect me to complete this section? A toaster? What is the function of a toaster? Completely ludicrous. How could they write such an offensive question? Damn fools. I have a cousin who died at the hands of a toaster. The toaster is the weapon those Muggle law enforcers carry right? They shoot it and then yell, “Toasted!” Must be. This is easy. I am a shoe-in.. 5)I will read the prequel. 6) I'm a romantic, so I liked James and Lily. 7) I’d like to see in the prequel more of Sirius' crazy antics! 8) I liked it all. 9) I'm not sure if this is really the craziest, but it was one of my favorites. I liked it when he was looking in the mirror and asked the guys if they thought his butt looked big in the pants he was wearing! 10) I have not, now I have something to look forward to. Wonderful job!
I love this story! Your writing is incredible! And I do love your filler chapters...especially when Sirius was checking himself out in the mirror and asking James about his appearance. You know it's a good story when it came make you laugh and cry all at once. Here is my favorite quote for this chapter: "He laughed. “You’re going to take me on, all by yourself?” Voldemort asked. “I do believe I am posted as threat number two, Tom,” Lily answered, coolly. “That you are, Evans,” Voldemort replied.