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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!
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Categories: Orphan Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 0 Chapters: 0 Completed: No
12/31/69 Updated: 12/31/69

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 08/28/05 Title: None

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, " 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!


Summary: HBP MISSING MOMENT. What happened after Harry and Ginny left the common room after their very public first kiss? Here's my idea of their walk around the lake.

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3180 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
08/09/05 Updated: 08/09/05

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 09/13/05 Title: Chapter 1: Treacle Tart, Broomsticks, and Ginny

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!


His Best Source of Comfort by Melindaleo
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 45]

Summary: A HBP Missing Moment. Warning: This fic is loaded with HBP spoilers, read it only after you've read canon. Harry is lying in bed going over the details of his traumatic night. He feels he is truly alone...but is he?

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3786 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
09/09/05 Updated: 09/09/05

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 09/13/05 Title: Chapter 1: His Best Source of Comfort

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!


Summary: Fourteen months after leaving Hogwarts, Sirius takes it upon himself as a seasoned veteran of love to educate a "naïve" Remus on the dark, inner workings of the female mind when the former receives a letter from a girlfriend demanding his time. Pointless, yes, but Erik enjoys procrastinating.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1084 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
02/10/06 Updated: 02/10/06

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 04/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Importance of Being Single

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, 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.


The Seventh Horcrux by Melindaleo
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 1198]

Summary: The hunt for the Horcruxes begins. Harry has to decide who to trust as he moves closer to fulfilling his destiny. Will he be able to find and destroy all the Horcruxes? And at what price? Will he be able to find the strength within himself – the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not – in order to succeed in vanquishing Voldemort? And…can he do it and still get the girl? Join Harry and his faithful friends on their quest to finally defeat a Dark Lord.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 303697 Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes
03/17/06 Updated: 11/11/06

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 07/04/06 Title: Chapter 17: And Still Miles to Go (part 2)


*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.

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 06/04/06 Title: Chapter 11: Lions and Tigers and...Dragons?

WOW! That was all I expected and 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.

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 08/18/06 Title: Chapter 24: Loss (part 2)

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 ;)

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 07/28/06 Title: Chapter 20: Christmas with the Malfoys

Wow Melinda, that was incredible. I got tears in my eyes at the end with Harry holding hands with his family and singing Silent Night. What an incredibly touching moment. And the mistletoe was hilarous! It always amazes me how much emotions you manage to put me through in a single chapter! Anger (that evil awful Umbridge, a COMPROMISE? We better hear more about this soon.), melancoly (Ron, hurray he's OK, but boo, bad short term memory and he brought up Sirius, and Remus, spending the holidays alone, sniffle), great humor (Pansy is such a cow), and now even Christmas Cheer! (I was born 3 days before Christmas and I'm a wicked sucker for the holidays). The idea of Ginny making Harry's present is very sweet and I'm sure those stones will come in handy (especially since Harry doesn't think so). But it always leaves me in awe how pure Harry's heart is. To feel pity for Iris at losing her father, and to imagine what his life was like those first 11 years...and to turn into such an incredibly GOOD soul is nothing short but AMAZING. Anyways, love the banter between Harry and Ginny and loved the chapter as always. Great work, keep it up and I'll be on baited breath for next week's installment!

Author's Response: Aww, thanks much! I like Harry being part of Weasley family moments, myself. He\'s far richer than Malfoy will ever be, and I think some part of Draco does know that, and that\'s why he\'s so envious of Harry. I\'m always amazed by how pure his heart has remained, despite his upbringing.

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 11/12/06 Title: Chapter 37: Epilogue

Wow, Melinda, I really loved that ending. I'm so sorry I haven't been reviewing the past few chapters, but for some reason, it says my review has been added, and it never appears. I have a plan this time though, heh heh heh...
I really loved this epilogue, it was just so well written, and I love how you've written Harry...which I always have, but I really enjoyed his character in this chapter, I can see him as a sort of nervous father, but loving every second of it just the same. And leave it to Hermione to want to wait for everything to quiet down...again, I can totally see her as a nervous bride, upset because things are out of her control. (I was the same way, my personality is very close to hers!) It was just a beautiful ending, I think the best you've written, and I loved every second of it. I hope you'll keep us posted on the list if you write a one shot, and when you get that book of yours published...I'll be waiting to purchase it. Great work!

P.S. Am I right thinking in the end we have a wannabee Lord Dudders? =)

Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m glad you enjoyed it. Join the mailing list off my website if you like - I\'ll post any new project ideas there first. I think Harry would make a great dad, nervous, but he\'d throw himself to the task whole heartedly. He\'s got so much love to give.

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 06/28/06 Title: Chapter 14: Azkaban (part 1)

I really enjoyed the first part of this half of the chapter...the intense feelings of love Ginny and Harry have for one another jumps off the screen, and the way you had Harry ask her "You love me?" broke my heart. Well done, and I can't wait to read the next half!

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 06/28/06 Title: Chapter 14: Azkaban (part 1)

I really enjoyed the first part of this half of the chapter...the intense feelings of love Ginny and Harry have for one another jumps off the screen, and the way you had Harry ask her "You love me?" broke my heart. Well done, and I can't wait to read the next half!

Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m glad you liked that scene. I always think what a foreign thing those words must be to him, and I like exploring that.

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 06/28/06 Title: Chapter 15: Azkaban (part 2)

What an evil cliffie! Bad Melinda! =P That was very well written, and I really like how you describe the walls as something living within them. But I think you are up to something with the dementors....I know Harry's weakened as he at Azkaban, but would the two actually hurt him that much? Oh I'm dying here...hurry hurry!

Author's Response: I\'m glad you found Azkaban to be creepy. I think it would be. And, yeah...I think the Dementors would hurt him if they got the chance.

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 09/06/06 Title: Chapter 26: Haven't I Been Here Before?

Oh, such wonderful angst! You break my heart and I love it. Beautiful chapter and my favorite part was Harry betting that Fred would be the one to finally burst Vernon's vein. Well done. I love it.

Author's Response: Hee, thanks! My beta liked that line, too.

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 08/03/06 Title: Chapter 21: Tightening of the Noose

BUT WHAT ABOUT HERMIONE???????????? Ye gods, Melinda, you are killing me! Wonderful chapter, filled with very well-written action and a well done character view point switch. I love those. But I hope Hermione's OK!!!!!!!! Can't wait for more!

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 08/11/06 Title: Chapter 22: Treason

Wow, I must say that I do feel a little bad for Percy, but proud of him for doing the right thing. But you reap what you sow, right?
Oooh, I hate that Umbridge! I really really want Harry to just give it to her, and make her suffer for all the suffering she's causing him and the rest of the Wizarding World...evil, evil toad!
As for George and Shannon...aww, cute. Nice touch throwing that in there, by the way.
And I feel for Ron, having been caught in that situation before, I feel his pain. =) Nice one and I can't wait for more!

Author's Response: Giggle, thanks! Poor Ron - buit I can see Mrs. Weasley doing that. She\'s always worried about propriety, and I imagine she\'s feeling very out of control of everything, so she latches onto anything she CAN control. Poor Ron, indeed. And poor Hermione!

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 06/10/06 Title: Chapter 12: Repercussions

No way! I'm 100% with Ron here! (By the way, I loved it when he called Malfoy a ferret!) Malfoy is dangerous...JKR told us herself that he is still a bad boy. I know he lowered his wand, but I don't think that totally redeems him. He is in over his head and I believe he would do anything to get back on top. I know Harry's learned a few tricks Melinda, but I don't trust Malfoy!!!!!!
Ahem, anyways, great chapter as always. I was glad Ginny stood up for herself, and Harry as well. The four of them chose to take what was right over what was easy, and I believe they would have taken Dumbledore's words to heart. That is my favorite quote from the whole story, and the most important lesson for everyone.
You painted the family's reactions very well, as ugly as I imagined they would be. Bill, in particular, was pitch perfect as a older brother would be to his baby sister. I was very proud that Ron stood up for Ginny, it must have taken a lot for him to realize that. And finally, I wonder if Hermione's hair will grow in any smoother? Chemo patients, in particular, have much finer, baby soft hair when it finally grows back...maybe this will be a blessing in disguise for our favorite bushy haired character? After all, she did like what Sleek-eazy's did for her, it was just much too "big of a bother to do everyday". GREAT WORK!

Author's Response: Heh, you\'ll just have to wait and see with Draco ;) As for Hermione, well, you\'ll see more of her and her reaction next chpater. It won\'t be a quick, easy fix for our poor girl this time.

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 05/23/06 Title: Chapter 9: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

I have to say I love drunk Hermione almost as much as drunk Harry! Turning Draco back into his ferret-ish self was great. I thought having George and Fred stand up beside Harry was a very nice scene. The scene with Percy also highlighted the fact of Harry's growing maturity, as did the scene where Harry contrasts his situation with Draco's. That was very well done. I don't think I would have seen in that light had you not pointed it out. As usual, great work and I can't wait for the next one.

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 06/01/06 Title: Chapter 10: Delays, Disappointment, and Dating

That was great...I really enjoyed it. How exciting that Harry felt the dark does seem like it could be a true possibility...and I could hear Ron mimicking Smith! I'm eager for them to get back to the musuem, I'm sure they'll find something! Great work!

Author's Response: Hee, I\'m glad you could imagine that with Ron. Yeah...Harry\'s shivers in HBP intrigued me, so that\'s where that came...

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 07/20/06 Title: Chapter 19: Dolores's Decrees

Oy! What a chapter! I don't even know where to begin. What an evil Umbridge, both to Ron, Harry and Remus. Grrrr.... My poor Remus! But Ron woke up! Hooray! And he SEEMS to be OK for now....I HOPE he is OK. Well, great work, full of wonderfully written emotion and angst (which I like by the way) and I can't wait for the next one!

Author's Response: Thanks! I love the angsty emotional stuff as well, so I\'m glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewer: mad4sirius Signed
Date: 04/17/06 Title: Chapter 5: And Life Goes On

WOW! Totally worth the wait. Draco and Narcissa in Sirius' house? I really don't blame Harry for being furious about it. I really enjoyed this chapter, it was smashing! I was worried about Ron and Hermione though, glad to see that they were OK, and that was good of Bill to actually trust and use Harry's abilities instead of just pushing him off for his own protection. Good to see someone notices his strengths at least. I'm also impressed about his ability to FEEL the dark magic, I think he must have in the cave, now that I think about it. He always shivers a little, or feels a sudden breeze before something bad happens, ever since Book 1 in the Forbidden Forest. So wicked good chapter, and I can't wait for the next one. (Godric's Hollow, yeah!)

Author's Response: Hi. I\'m glad you thought it was worth the wait. I\'m eager to see where (or if) JKR uses Harry\'s instincts about the Dark Magic, as well.

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