(You can read my work that I have not posted here (drabbles, for example) at FF.net, username LaughableBlackStorm.)
Thank you for taking the time to check out my stories!
I am aware that my username is slightly disturbing and also misspelled. Nobody has ever pointed it out to me, but I have been well aware for the past few years. It's a bit shameful, but what can you do? I was young when I made this account and had just watched the movie Without A Paddle for the first time, and was in love with the line, "Abort the fetal position, it's not working!" Having just discovered the vast world of fanfiction, I was excited to create an account here to post my newly written stories - so excited, in fact, that I forgot a little "i" in the word "position." Such memories.
The first fanfics I ever wrote are not posted here anymore, because they made me cringe and I just couldn't stand them anymore :P
I think it's accurate to say that the first story I really worked on was Stop Me From Trying. Then came Mud In His Eyes in 2009, and I'm still rather fond of that one.
Update June 2012:
Wow. It's been a while. But, I have written a Harry/Draco one-shot, and it is currently in the queue!
Update August 2010:
Seedling's up, hurray! Right now, I am also writing an Alternate Universe chaptered story that I've been slaving away at for a while. :) A new one-shot is also in the works; a Harry/Fred, oddly enough, as I've never really been interested in any Harry/Weasley pairings.
UPDATE: Guys, I'm back!
The innocence I’ve lost
The blood it's cost
Leaves unhealed scars within.
But I will not abate,
I will employ the hate
That has been planted deep inside.
I will not falter
Valor will not tire,
And I will survive
This trial by fire.
Many things are different now. Potions class is the least of the trio's worries. Battling dragons would be a welcome alternative to what it is they're attempting to battle now. The Order of the Phoenix is hallow without its leading member. And when someone close to Harry is stolen, Dumbledore's rhetoric of love, hope, and faith is challenged. Harry's strength and resolve are pushed to their limits. Loyalties are tested and new leaders emerge while Harry and Hermione struggle to balance new emotions and uncharted territory. Yet while this time after sixth year proves to be drastically unlike anything Harry's ever experienced, some truths remain, and some affections stand solid.
A novel-type story that explores the engimas of Snape, Horcruxes, war, and above all, the puzzle of love. HBP compliant. HHr.
Omg I love this story! Sorry I haven't reviewed before now... It's so amazing! Congrats on being in the Featured list!!!
This was beautifully written, and so sad! It's always nice when someone who's suffering finally lets go, and the angel references you put in here are wonderful. I love how you use a variety of sentences lengths and structures; it makes it a very interesting read. The only thing that I have to say is that spells are always put in italics, so you might want to go and fix up the Stupefy! spell you have. Other than that, very well done! I love it! ^.^
Author's Response: Ah, damnit! I must have forgotten that one... It\'s always so hard to remember with the spells... I\'m glad you liked it, and that you find it an interesting read. I try to be as varied in my language as possible to avoid prequent repetitions (I find that what I most often correct in people\'s fics is the repetition of words two sentences after each other, i.e. \"made thair way\" --> \"made their way\", etc.) I was very inspired by Tool\'s Wings for Marie, escpecially part two, 10,000 Days. Very beautiful songs, you should listen to them if you get the chance. In a way the person described in those songs reminds me of my image of Remus; selfless and brave, kind and willing to sacrifice himself. I\'m a big Remus-fan, really. Thank you for reviewing, and I\'m glad you liked the story. :)
The things they carried were not always visible, or tangible. They were not always pocket-sized reminders or magical objects or wands or potions. They were not always spoken of.
But they were always there.
My gosh, this story is absolutely breath taking. How can you write so beautifully? This is by far the best one-shot that I've read in a long time; it's definitely going into my favorites, which already holds you as an author and some of your other stories. I'm fascinated by your writing, it makes me want to get better. Well done, VERY well done!
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Omg I love this story! Please update soon, you're a fantastic writer. I always love stories like this!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I always like to hear my work is appreciated! I will most likely submit Chapter 2 later tonight or tomorrow.
Hm...good, but quite confusing :P Can't wait for the next chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you. It should all make sense in the end : )
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Great chapter! Can't wait for the next. Your descriptions are amazing, you're such a good writer.
Great chapter! Can't wait for the next. Your descriptions are amazing, you're such a good writer.
Author's Response: Wow, I am blushing now. Thank you for your praise and I am glad you like this story. Please, please keep writing and commenting, most amazing, awesome one! Hugs, Cristina
Summary: Everything in life has a “what if?”
What if Voldemort didn’t try to kill Harry in the Atrium of the Ministry of Magic? What if he used the Cruciatus curse instead? What if Dumbledore didn’t come to the rescue until ten minutes after the curse had been executed? And what if Harry had been held under said curse for all ten minutes?
All the answers and more lie ahead…
Slightly AU as it is an alternate ending for Order of the Phoenix. Check out info. on this story on my profile!
***Nominated for a Quicksilver Award***
Great job! I can't wait for the next chapter, the cliffhanger is killing me! And your details are wonderful, by the way, I absolutely love this story! :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Aww fear not, the cliffhanger will be worth it for the next chapter. ; ) It definitely makes writing this worth it to hear that you enjoy it so much, hun, and I hope that it doesn\'t ever disappoint in the future. Thanks for the lovely review and I hope that you enjoy chapter 15! ~Miss Moony =)
Summary: People often become who others expect them to be. When Harry was sorted into Slytherin, he realized he was alone, friendless, and apparently meant to be evil.
Wow, very well written and explored. I loved it! :)
Author's Response: Thank you for reading and reviewing. I'm psyched that you liked it. :)
Summary: Luna Lovegood is no foreigner to loss, but how does she cope when the one person who completely understood her is stolen from her life?
This was very sweet. :) I don't normally read Luna fics, but I'm glad I checked this one out! For some reason, having the story take place when the characters are in their thirties, instead of directly after the war, made everything even sweeter, as they had been apart for so many years before reconnecting. Well done :)
Author's Response: Thanks again for reviewing. I made them reconnect later because I liked the idea that Luna felt like she lost Harry and Co's friendship. After the war, they would have been celebrated as heroes, and I couldn't see Luna fitting in with that. So instead, she went off on extended trips with her father and became involved in "The Quibbler" to cope with her own feelings and sense of loss after the war.
Summary: Nineteen years have passed since Harry Potter died in the explosion that also killed Fred Weasley and Voldemort won the war. The Weasleys have been forced into hiding, along with others who are hunted down by the Death Eaters. The D.A. has become larger over the years, but no one knows what exactly Harry was doing the night he died. Meanwhile, Victoire Weasley--the eldest daughter of Bill and Fleur--longs to have a normal life, and resents Harry Potter for dying, when she and Teddy Lupin are given the chance to set everything right again.
This is a very interesting story idea! I'm not usually one to read stories involving the next-generation children, but your summary intrigued me and I'm glad I decided to check it out! I can't wait to see where you take this. :)
Author's Response: Thanks--I'm glad you liked it. :) I'm waiting for the second chapter to be validated at the moment, but it's all written. =)
Summary: Neville Longbottom has always tried to live up to expectations imposed on him by others, and sometimes he wonders what could have been...
I decided to check out your other stories. :) Again, a very well written little character piece! It was very nice to see Neville decide it was time to move on, and accept what he did and did not have. The ending was lovely, and tied everything together sweetly; I especially loved the last sentence!
Author's Response: Thanks for reading some of my other stories :). I'm glad you liked the last sentence, I wasn't sure if it was a little cliched, so I'm glad you think it works. Ever since OoTP came out I've wondered about what it would be like to be Neville and have parents who don't recognise you so that's where this came from. Thanks for reviewing again!
Summary: "Sometimes," said Dumbledore, "we sort too soon."
Originally writtten for TTB's ReSorting Challenge. Many, many thanks to Riham (padfoot_returns) for her wonderful work on this story. :D
This story won a 2011 QSQ for Best Alternate Universe in the one-shot category.
DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K.Rowling, though everything you recognise belongs to her. AU because Dumbledore was a Gryffindor. ;)
This is a brilliant little story. I had to read it twice to fully absorb what you were trying to say, and to fully understand what exactly was going on, and that only makes me think that it is even more brilliant. Your characterization was just perfect for everyone; you know how to portray a character's personality with only a few words and that's a very hard thing to do. I love the Sorting Hat scene! This is definitely going in my favourites. Well done!
Author's Response: YAY!
This is a great review indeed. I am glad you liked my roundabout fashion of story-telling. The Sorting Hat is my favourite, too. :)
Thanks again! You made my day.
Summary: Jane Creevey's world completely changes the day her eldest brother receives a letter from Hogwarts. After that, there is no other school but Hogwarts for her. After all, magic runs in the family, doesn't it?
This was very sweet! You showed how easy it would be to be jealous of older magical siblings (I know I would be ticked off if I wasn't a witch! ...oh wait, I already am ;) ) It was nice how the family came back together at the end, and Colin lived. Well done again!
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. I actually started writing this story forgetting that Colin died in DH... I just thought knowing how excitable Colin and Dennis are, it would be really tough being their younger sibling and not magical. I also thought it would be interesting being half in the magical world, especially during the time of Voldemort, so that's why the last line is the way it is. Thanks again for reading!
Summary: Every time you talked he would make you promise never to tell anyone that you were friends... But you didn’t mind. He cared. He actually cared about you. You could tell, it was in his eyes, in his face, in his understanding words of comfort, in his trust. So you kept it secret. A little part of you wanted to keep him a secret. It made you feel so important and you relished being able to keep him to yourself.
The untold story of a lonely girl who chose the wrong boy.
I loved it! I like how you designed Myrtle differently, yet she still remained the same Myrtle from the books. It was very interesting (and effective) to write it in second person; I felt connected to her throughout the story. Going into my favourites. :)
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! I wrote it in second person because Myrtle is trying to justify that she still loves him, so by writing in second person I was trying to project all her feelings on to the reader. Thanks for putting it in your favourites :). I hope you look at some of my other fics, you'll probably enjoy them too. Thanks for the review!
Summary: "But it's difficult to discern meaning from anything that isn't screaming." At the end of the world, Sirius listens.
I really liked this. Sirius's character is heartbreaking, and you captured his tortured self well. I especially liked the idea of the metronome counting away as the world ends. Very nice imagery. :)
Author's Response: Thankyou, I'm glad you enjoyed!
Summary: "What do you see when you look in the Mirror?" Harry asked him.This is hestiajones of Hufflepuff House writing for the Rosmerta's Mini-Gauntlet at TTB. These words are not my own - they are J.K.Rowling's property - but they are from my heart flown :3
Hello Natalie! :) This is such a wonderful story; flawless writing, as always! Your characterizations for all of the characters, even the tiny amount that we see Harry and Ron, was right on. You wrote through Albus's point of view effortlessly! I personally find writing him a challenge, so mad kudos to you! :D His interactions with Aberforth and Ariana were just perfect, and so sad! Gah, I love your writing style, and I love this story! Keep up the great work!
Author's Response: OMG! HELLOO! How are you? :D Thrilled to get a review from you, really! :) I am glad you appreciated the characterisation. Dumbledore really is hard to write!