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!
Wow, what a great job you've done. I've really enjoyed following your story and will be looking forward to the sequel. It's been an amazing ride. Excellent work.
All right, what a great chapter! I enjoyed the action, but I'm glad Harry has Ginny there for him, as I have the feeling he's going to need her. Let's hope he doesn't start to push her away! Please let Mrs. Weasley be OK, I don't think Harry could deal with that guilt, and please update soon!
Whoa, great job! I really love it when Harry blossoms like he did in this chapter, courageously standing up for what is right, what he must do and who he must be. You do a wonderful job portraying him, I love his relationship with Ginny, how she is his strength! I hope that the relationship does last! Hmm...I wonder what Moony is up to....=)
This is a great story! I really enjoyed this chapter, the interaction between Neville and Harry was played out very well. I understand Harry's anger, but I love the fact that he is able to control it a little better now. Imagine what he'll be able to do when he has it under his complete control! (A little scary, actually!) 10!
Good one! Well written, and a very suspense-filled chapter. What a good cliffie, as well. Good job!
Oh, what a great job you've done! And I love the nice little twist with James and Sirius coming along for the first run together...you always have a way of making these nice little things happen to Harry in the midst of all the chaos that is his life. I love it. Great job.
Wonderful. Absolutely bloody brillant. I loved how you had all the heads of houses bless Harry, it was very original and very well done. I enjoyed it, but how many times do we have to lose Dumbledore? Sniff sniff. Great job.
You are an evil genius! Wonderfully written, I really enjoyed the whole thing, but it was great when Harry finally let go of some inhibition and let it all come out when he was fighting with Ginny. Now let's hope Malfoy gets whats coming to him in this next chapter, which I'm sure will be up in no time flat, right? RIGHT?
What a nice chapter, it made me feel all warm inside. It's nice to have a chapter like that thrown in with all the action and angst. I liked how Harry got detention...smiles...and Ron and Hermione's ornaments! Wonderful job. 10!
You are right, we do deserve a light fluffly chapter! And it was great! I love the motorcycle, and the piglets part, just wonderful. I can't wait to read about the piglets, part 2. Remus and Tonks' moment at the end, perfect. Just great!
Wow, another wonderful chapter. The section with Sirius' motorbike was wonderful...touching, funny and heartbreaking all at once. What an evil cliffhanger though! Hopefully you'll update soon and relieve us of this pressure!!!!
Wonderful chapter! I love Harry's speech to Percy! When did he become so wise? I love his green Patronus! Super phoenix, that's Harry. Please update soon....I hope Mrs. Weasley's still hanging in there!
Great job, I was crying when I read the scene with Harry and Andromeda...it was just so touching, poor Sirius, but at least he had someone to look out for him. The pictures just tore at my heart and the thought of him laughing with James over a firewhiskey made me cry even harder, though I'm not sure why. Wonderful job, I love it, another touching scene with Remus "naming" Harry Prongs. My heart aches for him, what a great job you did. 10!
YAYYYY!!!!!! Thank you for keeping Mrs. Weasley alive, and thank you for the truce between Percy and the family. It was a very touching moment, and the celebrating was great. What a bittersweet time for Harry, thank goodness she's OK. I was all choked up. Wonderful! 10! Please update soon!
Siriusly, you would have to go into hiding if you stopped writing this story. I would be heartbroken! Repeat after me: "I will keep writing, I will keep writing, I will keep writing..." (Sneakily pulls out a pocket watch and waves it in front of your face and only succeeds in making herself say "I will keep reading, I will keep reading, I will keep reading...)
Author's Response: lol i already feel like i AM in hiding, what with a little dorm room and all, with a window that looks out onto a...bush... well then! i like it here, im just kidding, but im going home in a few hours and im psyched! i miss my DOGS!!!! AHHHH!! alright then.... lol, I told you i wouldn't EVER stop writing something i already have up... granted, i have stopped writing things before, but that was pre-posting days. now im in the big leagues!! Hey, while I'm here, I have a big favor to ask you all: spread the word about this story, alright? I hate to ask this, I honestly do, but I need more reviews to live. It is like fuel. I need some SIRIUS reviews to improve my writing for everything, so,... if you know someone on the web who's not read it, at least just give them a nudge, even if they hate it, it's better than nothing!
You break my heart Erik! That last paragraph (and the flashback before it) brought tears to my eyes. You are an incredibly powerful writer. As for Peter, what you write really confirms my own suspicions that he was vastly underrated. He didn't just sell out the Potters in a moment of weakness, what he did was so much worse than that. He's evil, evil, evil and I think he'll play a part in Book 7 that will make me hate him more. You write tortured Sirius so well. I hope we'll have one last moment of interaction between him and Harry before Halloween...ok, excuse me, I must go cry now.
*Shoves a rose at you before she literally runs away from her computer in tears*
Author's Response: i am sorry i made you cry! i ddint want to :( well maybe i kind of did, but that\'s beside the point. i think peter, the character, is absolutely fascinating. it\'s like Judas: how do you betray someone you loved and followed to death? no idea. could never do it, personally, so it\'s fascinating to try to imagine just how exactly that would happen. and as for harry/sirius/ aNYONE moments, oh yeah. the 2nd to last chapter (which will be chappie 33) will have many sentimental moments...or perhaps they will simply be normal moments, but made tragic by our knowledge of what lies in store... ::lifts rose and softly sings \"all i ask of you reprise\" before climbing atop a statue of Apollo and cursing (in song) into the night sky::
WOO HOO! I made a contribution. YES! Umm..still loopy here. It's 15 hours later and, your response made me laugh. I know I loved owls for a reason! =) Well, hopefully we'll both make it to the Broadway version, OK, I'm going to go write now...LOOPY STYLE! (My poor fan fic!)
Author's Response: hahahaaaa perhaps your fanfic is with mine in the "neglected fics" support group BNT began about 6 months ago ;)You know, the fics get together and cry about how their authors seem to always find better things to do than finish them, heeheeeeee....oh dear
I've just sat down and read your whole story and I am blown away. I love reading about this time frame, and the way you've done it...well, it's fantastic! The flashbacks work very well and I'm quite impressed with your work. I am trying to pluck up the courage to post a story of my own....but simply reading such great fiction is quite satisfying! Please update soon!
Author's Response: thank you so much!! i really appreciate the nice things you said about my story!! and PLEASE go ahead and post your own. i'm sure it'll be great and i'll send my readers your way (since they'll get no more updates for a while it seems)
Nice work! The scene with James storming into Dumbledore's office...it must be like time traveling for Dumbledore when Harry does the same thing in OotP. I LOVE how you worked the picture into the story...but it breaks my heart how Peter is slowly betraying his friends! Flithy rat. And the scene with Lily telling James? Awww....perfect! Well, please, MNFF, update soon because we are all dying to met baby Harrry and read more of Erik's awesome writing!
Author's Response: ohh baby Harry!! Unfortunately, you'll ahve to wait till chapter 21 to get your first glimpse of the Harrster...I think 21. or 22, one of them. I'm with you though, mad, in pleading MNFF to keep the updates coming! it KILLS me to make you all wait so long!!!! ARGGH!!!! and yes, peter is the filthiest rat around, but hopefully....eh. no hope for him ,the bugger. and it must be so odd for dumbledore all the time, seeing Harry act like I know James did. Poor Dumbledore :( I have a newfound love for that man, and it's definitely going to be showing in the newer chapters. He's in them more than the Snape miester!!
Great chapter, I love Lily kicking the Kelpie's butt! This is the type of Lily I like to read about. Fraternity, huh? Brotherhood? Hmmm....could this be a reference to Snivellus and Remus' working together, a secret society, if you will? Interesting. Wonderful chapter! 10!
Author's Response: brava! brava! bravissima!! you hit half of the mark. (check my response under Prongs's review for the rest). thnak you!! :)