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, good chapter. I, too, like the play on words, both as Remus being separated from his friends, and as in Snape. (hiss) Well written, though I was highly suspicious of James' head in the fire, he wasn't acting like himself. But I loved Sirius in the beginning, jumping up and down, barking at the window. Wonderful!
Author's Response: exactly! yes yes yes. that was my point with chapter title! (something that came at the minute i was putting it into the queue ;) ) and we all know sirius is just a big kid anyways (something that may be tragic later on)
It can't be the end, it just can't be! In your world, Peter's deviousness is brought out by Remus, and he is thrown in Azkaban, and Lily and James survive, right? No? Umm... how about, Sirius manages to get Peter to confess before he transforms, and he gets to raise Harry? No again? Can Remus transformed as a werewolf and crush the rat to death? No AGAIN? Erik, you've got to give me something. At least let an owl come along and ummm, release, on his head! He deserves it! (Sorry, I'm a little loopy, no sleep last night, and I just had a very sweet review to respond to, which, in turn made me want to review you again because you are the back story GODDESS! Oh, and I finally saw Phantom of the Opera on DVD and it rocked! I'm jealous you saw it on Broadway, I've been dreaming of that since I was 12! I love how you worked it into your summaries (ahh, summaries!), you are awesome. Umm...yeah, that leads us back to the beginning of this, I'm a little loopy. LOL)
Author's Response: well i saw phantom on stage in pittsburgh- i havent made it to broadway (yet). in fact, i was not sleeping last night cos i was (GASP) writing the start of a new chapter and GUESS WHAT i have decided (after careful review) that a friendly owl WILL make an appearance in 30 and WILL drop a happy surprise on none other than peter's head!! and i mean it, too, it will be done! so WATCH FOR THAT!!!!!! and uh....that's the only amount of liberty i can take..but you never know! since JK is THE GODDESS OF THE WORLD she may see fit to contact me, a lowly demi-goddess (apparently) and tell me that YES remus sirius lily and james (and harry) live happily ever after and why am i using so many parenthesis?! I CANNOT TELL A LIE!
I just had to review again to tell you that your response made me laugh SO hard. Your summaries and responses are as great as every other bit of your writing!
Author's Response: lol thank you!!! I didn't actually know that people took the time to read them!! haha, thank you, I feel special now!!
Oh Erik, you rock. That chapter was incredible and well worth the wait. Thank you thank you for my owl (and letting it be Sirius's idea) I laughed so hard. What a sweet shout out to me! I loved baby Harry, what a cutie! But the end, how heart wrenching. Sob! WELL DONE! (I'm so sad it's almost over though!)
OK, erik, your story just brought tears to my eyes. The love between Harry, James, Lily and Sirius is so touching, and I just can't imagine what they all must be thinking. It must be hard to comprehend that one of your friends is betraying you, but to not know which one to trust? Heart-wrenching! And that great dirty rat pointing his filthy paws at Remus?! Where's a hungry owl when you need one? I love Harry calling Sirius "siwi" too cute. Thoroughly well done. Take a bow. *sniffles a little, and throws a rose at the author who inspired her to write her own fan fic* P.S. I should be studying for my own course right know, but I just couldn't resist reading your updated chapter. It's a lot more interesting than Trust Operations. =P
OK, erik, your story just brought tears to my eyes. The love between Harry, James, Lily and Sirius is so touching, and I just can't imagine what they all must be thinking. It must be hard to comprehend that one of your friends is betraying you, but to not know which one to trust? Heart-wrenching! And that great dirty rat pointing his filthy paws at Remus?! Where's a hungry owl when you need one? I love Harry calling Sirius "siwi" too cute. Thoroughly well done. Take a bow.
*sniffles a little, and throws a rose at the author who inspired her to write her own fan fic*
P.S. I should be studying for my own course right know, but I just couldn't resist reading your updated chapter. It's a lot more interesting than Trust Operations. =P
Author's Response: i inspired you to write a fanfic?! *dies* that has got to be one of the most touching things i've ever heard...especially from you, mad4sirius, since you've been around in this, my fanfic world, for quite some time. thank you! thank you! and to tell you the truth, i haven't been able to STOP thinking hp lately because the moment that i;m writing in is just so...bah! like you said "heart-wrenching". i LOVE jk i really do! and i'm sorry i made you cry. well not really seeing as that's an incredible compliment, but still!
HA! I am the first to review! Wonderful wonderful way to write the wedding. I was all choked up. I love the idea of Lily wearing a medieval white dress...I pictured in my head Awen (sp?)'s dress in The Return of King, after she is awoken from the battle. (I just watched that last night!) Anyways, I loved how you wrote the wedding and great chapter. Please update as soon as possible (and as soon as the mods allow!)
Oh...I'm absolutely speechless. I'm heartbroken, I'm horrified, and I'm shocked but very impressed. Wonderfully written, and well worth the wait. Great job!
WOO HOO! I'm so excited! I loved the chapter summary...and as for James thinking Lily's pregnant with Sirius' baby (laughed my butt off at that by the way) what can I say but typical man! Brillant! I loved it, great cliffie, but I get to go read the next chapter, which I'm doing as soon as I'm done with this, so I'll leave a better review on the next one, OK? Great job and welcome back! =)
Author's Response: lol thanks, mad4sirius! glad you enjoyed it! I must admit, I'm rather surprised that so many people enjoyed the sirius/lily pregnancy scare (now there's a ship you don't see often). thanks for the weolcome, and now I'm off to repsond to your other review ;)
***Still standing and applauding***
"Bravo! Brava! Encore! ENCORE! Woo...what? It's time to review? Oh." ***Sits down and blushes***
AHEM. Great job. The scene with Dumbledore and Remus was so touching. It made my heart ache. And James, with that devil may care attitude towards Tom, you gotta love him. Sirius, (I bet you didn't know I love Sirius, what with my pen name and all, Siriusly!) rushing (as fast as he can) to the rescue when he hears....What AN AWESOME CHAPTER! And I love James' idea to throw the cloak over himself and Lily. SUPERB job. I love it! I can't wait to read more! Ok, I'm going back to applauding now. ***Pushes chair aside, stands back up, resumes applauding and throwing roses***
Author's Response: I love Remus! And I love Dumbledore! *sniff* Wait just a second here....you...love Sirius? Whoa. I totally thought you were a Peter person. Where did the Sirius obsession come from?! You've been pulling the wool over my eyes, let me tell you (Sirius temporarily comes back from vacation to bonk Erik on the head). *crys as she sniffs the roses, waves to the audience, and helps put chairs back into line*
That was wonderful. I'm crying my eyes out, but it was beautifully written. Very very well done. I'm off to cry harder now...
Oooohhhh....good one! Very interesting, and I love Luly craving spaghetti and James having NO IDEA what it is. Nasty little rat Peter, what on earth is he up to? Is he really gathering information for Dumbledore, or what? And what an evil cliffie, I need to know! Who has Remus? What will Sirius do, facing off with his brother? And how will Lily and James get out of this one? (Wow, all that needs is some cliffie music and it could be a teaser for a movie of your next chapter. Dum dum DUM) Update as soon as possible please!
Author's Response: LIVE. JOURNAL. ITS ALL THERE!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO NEED FOR CLIFFIE MUSIC IF ONE READS MY PROFILE AND FINDS MY WEBSITE!!!!
What are you doing to me Erik?!!!!!!! What an awful awful terrible cliffie! Nice chapter, good way to condense all of that information into one chapter. It was put together nicely. It was very bitter sweet. I loved it and it broke my heart. WELL DONE!
*Throws not one but two roses in hopes of speeding the next chapter up!*
Wow, I just read the whole thing...great work....it's to see the goodness in Draco not completely beating out the bad boy, though...gotta love the smirk...it's great. Can't wait to read the rest!
Nice work! If Draco sets Hermione free, though, doesn't that mean she banished back to Muggletown? Or, is it like house elves, now she's free to do what she wants?
Nice work...I really enjoy how you write Draco, he's such an interesting character. And Hermione, stealing the wand, wow, she's becoming a little daring, isn't she? Can't wait for more!
Well done! But it is quite obvious how much Harry and Ron rubbed off on Hermione for her to be running after her curiousity as opposed to her freedom! I can't wait to see how it plays out.
I'm all choked up. Wonderful work, what an ending. How Hagrid could have thought he was guilty after all that....I just can't imagine. Great work on such a tragedy. I'm off to check out some more of your work. Excellent job. 10.
Another wonderful chapter. I like the Sirius/Remus subplot storyline...they do forgive each other in POA for not trusting one another. When will we see Remus side of this, I wonder? Or does he just accept it when Sirius is hauled off to Azkaban without a trial? I can't wait to read the answers to my question in another one of your great chapters! Please, update soon!
Oh no, I can't stand it. Sirius, it was a wonderful plan, but it was flawed! I could cry. It chills me to the bone thinking about Peter running to Voldemort and giving him the Potters. I know when you write it, I'll have goosebumps. Great chapter, wonderful work, keep it up!