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!
That was great! I so love this storyline, I can't wait to read more. I'm suspicious of Dudley though, I agree with Ron! (My favorite character, by the way). Please update soon!
Author's Response: I tend to agree with Ron on his opinions of Malfoy, Snape, and the Dursleys, as well. We'll see...
What a great escape for Harry! I totally understand the feeling he has on the boat, that's how I feel when I'm on our boat. There's nothing like cruising along on a warm day, the wind flowing through your hair.......ahhh.........I wonder if that's what flying on a broomstick feels like? Anyways, great chapter, but let's hope Harry lets go a little and lets himself enjoy the sunny hideaway! More beach fun soon please, and I really enjoyed drunk! Harry, so I'm eagerly awaiting his return! 10! (Wow I just noticed, I ended every sentence with a !, can you tell I'm super excited about your story?)
Oh. My. God. I can't believe Fudge did it. What is WRONG with him? Very well chosen title. I love the Harry/Ginny moments and I just wish Ron and Hermione would make up instead of seeing who can make whom more jealous! I can't believe it!!!! Great chapter, I'm off to read the next!
Wow, wonderful job! I liked how the story switches from one character's POV to another. It was especially interesting to see things through the RAT's eyes. I like how you moved him into the dark side. I hope to see things through Sirius' eyes again though, maybe in the next chapter or two? Great job again. I love it and am going to add it to my favorites list!
Author's Response: Thankyou for your positive response, I'm glad you like it! YAY Faves (wahoooooooooo *goes to run down street but then decides not to*, In anwser to your, er, plea... heehee, we will be seeing a lot of Remus, some Peter, and some Sirius POV wise; but no James. Thanks again! Chappie 3 in queue!
First of all, YAY!!!!! A whole chapter from Sirius' perspective. I loved it! How passionately he cares for James, Lily and Harry, and how he confided in Harry. It was perfect. But it kills me how Peter is causing this rift between Sirius and Remus. That stinking rat. But I love the thought process he goes through, with the idea of switching secret keepers. But it makes me want to scream, "NO! Don't do it!" Oh, the pain of it all. The dream was very well written, you did such a great job. Wonderful wonderful work. 10!
Author's Response: WAHOO. There is a little bit more Sirius coming up. Peter next chapter. Thankyou for the well written comment! I know, don't you just want to knock some sense in him and change his mind? Unfortunately then Harry Potter would never have happened...so what can you do? I think that Sirius is a very passionate person.
That was bloody brilliant! I love how you write the characters, and the Christmas morning scene was fabulous. That damn Pettigrew, it's like he was setting Remus up to be suspected as the spy, whether intentionally or not. Grrr.....I do feel so sorry for Remus! Well, lovely job, and I can't wait to go read ch 4. 10!
Author's Response: Thankyou very much! Chappie 5 is up wahooooooooooooooo. Wow, got that out of my system. Pettigrew is more of a schemer than everyone thinks. Or at least... he will be. Ooo er. This would be a lot more exiting if everyone didnt know what was going to happen! Im glad you like it. *Remus; if you're up there, Im so sorry for what Im doing to you, but it was JKR's idea; not mine. Please forgive me* There. Who says Hp is fiction?
Wow, when Peter was thinking to himself about the power he'll have when The Dark Lord is in total control while he was talking to Sirius it gave me the chills. I really liked how you infused his thoughts into everything this chapter. How he could do that to his friends though, sigh, it makes me so sad. You're doing a great job, keep it up, and I hope the next chapter is up soon!
Author's Response: Ohh. Yay! You got the chills. By that I mean.... sorry for giving you the chills, but I'm sort of glad it affected you that much. Ok ignore that... it made no sense. Peter is a horrible person; but innocently so I think. Well at first anyway. He just gets himself in too deep to turn around again. The next xhappie is up, and chappie 6 is in queue! Thanks for you lovely review. I hope there's more where that came from....
That was such a tragic ending...we all knew it would be, to have it put out there like that...it breaks your heart! I really thought it was very clever to have Moony and Padfoot transform so they wouldn't have to feel the pain that life had handed them. I really enjoyed this and can't wait to read whatever else you write!
Author's Response: Thankyou! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thankyou for your several reviews, they all made me so happy! I cried whilst writing the last chapter. But, it is positively impossible to end the story happily, so I thought I may as well go for downright angst. I have a prequel to this up, entitled 'Maruadering Around'.. please check it out! Lexi xx
Good job! Poor Remus, my heart aches for him. What an awful thing to go through, just after finding out about your best friends' deaths. Nice work. I'm off to read the next chapter!
Nice work. Quite as sad as the one I just read on Saturday. Well done. Nice twist with Remus holding Harry....it's very heartbreaking. You write very well, and I look forward to reading your next chapter.
Author's Response: I'm glad that you are enjoying the story. And if you are a Sirius fan, as I suspect you might be... he is coming up next chapter. In fact, his POV will be concluding my story.
Wonderful job. I've said this before, but I really like how you intermingle the character's thoughts into the storyline. It really makes you see things from their perspective, which makes you much more into the story. It was written well, however, hearing the RAT cursing and blaming Sirius was enough to make my blood boil. He'll never accept responsibility for his actions, will he? Imagine blaming Sirius! However, from what we have read about him in the books, it seems to be very in character for him. Still, though, what a little shit. Great job, I look forward to reading the next chapters!
Author's Response: I hate Peter. I hope that I have sufficiently conveyed my hatred, although I did set out wanting everyone to feel sympathy for him. Hopefully nobody does now. If anyone does... don't. Im glad you liked this chappie! Personally I think it is the worst of the whole story; but I like the next chapter. Heehee. *Grins evilly at the fact that she knows whats going to happen* Although Im sure you could offer and accurate guess.
What a good job you've done. I think the characters are very well written, not OOC at all. I especially loved the chant Sirius and James had. I can't wait to read the next chapter, which I'm off to do now. Great job!
Oh, I like it! Poor Remus, all that he goes through...and that stupid addition to that damn act about not holding children...grrr....it made me bristle then and it makes me bristle now (or, er, should I say that the other way around since this is before then? Anyways, you know what I mean!) But, I liked it a lot. Remus and Peter working on the map, the charts on the walls, Sirius practicing looking haughty...fantastic. I'm off to read the next chapter now. Ta!
See, this is why I love your writing! You incorporate things that JK has told us and make them into your own story that makes everyone go, "ohhh...so THAT's how that happened!" I like the fact that this is just snapshots. It's fun! You include the dark events that are happening, but you let the Mauraders enjoy themselves a little while they are at school. GREAT JOB!
That was incredible. I loved it. Just how Harry and Ginny need to be. I love the bit with the chocolate frog, ahh, youth, remember those games? (Yep, I feel like an old lady at the ripe old age of 24, I guess that's what being married 5 years will do to you! =) ) I loved it. Great work. Please write some more, I don't care if they are one shots or novels, I love your work!!!!!!!! 10!
Beautiful, just beautiful. I am so impressed by your work, and am always thrilled to find out you've written something new. I laughed out loud at Dean with "we were on a break!", that was one of my favorites too. I cried when that show ended...anyways, I was very touched by this one shot and am glad that Ginny came to Harry's aid. I always thought that they would have a link in which they could tell if the other needed them.....not some freaky psychic thing, but just know. Their love is so true...they were just meant to be. Wonderfully well written and very enjoyable. 10!
I can't believe I've missed this so long! I love it! Not only is about my about favorite characters (Siriusly), but it was so light-hearted and enjoyable. It's always nice to see a pleasant exchange, and it gives you a little insight into what life with Sirius (pre-Azkaban) must have been like. Besides Harry, the one person I feel the worst for is Remus, not only did he lose all his friends (Sirius twice, if you think about it) but he has to live with the fact that a person he considered a close friend did it to him. Sob! Anyways, I transgress...um, yeah happy story! I love it.
P.S. Sorry for the rambling review, I will do anything to avoid going to work. ;) Oh, and I love all the quizzes on your journal!
Author's Response: BAH those quizzes are so FUN!!!!! I GOT NIGHTCRAWLER, YES!!!! I just stuck them all there cos I wanted to keep them for my viewing pleasure (and to prove to my sister that, yes, I am capable of being the compassionate hero type). And excellent insights into Sirius and Remus. Those were very good (turning solemn, or "serious" now). It's true how Remus lost Sirius twice. Poor Moony. I mean seriously (...), that's got to have a major toll on a person's psychology.
*Clears throat* Excuse me! That was awesome! I really wanted to review on the first half but that next button was taunting me. Am I alone in thinking a certain evil ex-headmistress might have something to do with the dementors going for Harry still? A leopard doesn't change it's spots. I can't believe you left it like that though. Sob. I hope you are busy writing because I need to know what's happening ASAP. You have me hooked! And as for JKR liking to stir the pot (which I totally agree with by the way) I think you are just as wicked! =)
Author's Response: Ahh, so you\'re not a fan of Umbridge, eh? Snigger. Just you wait, then. :) Heh, and you\'re right - I DO enjoy sitirring the pot, as well.
WOW! That was all I expected and more...you are such an incredibly talented writer! I thought it was perfect, just the right mix of action and love (Ginny tying the ribbon to Harry's arm was a wonderfully sweet touch) but I do hope everyone's all right. Try not to keep us worrying too long, will you?
Author's Response: Aww, thanks! I\'m glad you liked the part with the ribbon. I was worried it would be too corny, but I think it turned out okay.
Oh, I love Drunk!Harry, he's my absolute favorite. "I'm drunk not." That's perfect. But I can't wait to see what Harry's up to, a pre-press conference press conference, perhaps? Another Rita Skeeter exclusive (though I don't think she can be trusted, but something along those lines)? I also really enjoyed the flying carpet scene, and of course, Drunk!Harry and Drunk!Ron's conversation. I love it Melinda and can't wait for the next chapter...well, I must be off, I'm leaving early tomorrow to see friends in Worchester and then we're all heading to the PATRIOTS game. GO PATS! =)
Author's Response: Hooray! Go Pats! I\'m glad everyone enjoyed Drunk!Harry. Don\'t forget though, no matter what Harry\'s plans are - Delores\'s deal is with Voldemort, so nothing will go as planned ;)