Summary: Albus Dumbledore celebrates his first Christmas after the dramatic events on the Astronomy Tower. An old friend arrives with a special gift for the holiday, and a gentle reminder to always believe.
This story was written by Gmariam of Ravenclaw for the December Challenge extra credit prompt on Santa Claus and received First Place.
A wonderful story! Your characterization is perfect! I had a smile on my face through the entire story. This can easily be "The Night before Christmas" of the Potterverse!
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! And I\'m so glad I did well with the characterization. I\'m glad you enjoyed it - thanks for reading! ~Gina :)
Summary: Bellatrix Lestrange POV. Set during HBP after 'Spinner's End' chapter.
After the failure in the Ministry, the Dark Lord punished Bellatrix violently. Now he has ordered Bella's nephew Draco to kill Dumbledore, thereby basically sentencing the boy to death. Bella finds her faith in the Dark Lord wavering. Slowly she realises that there is only one left whom she could turn to, and it's a man she mistrusts more than anyone else - Severus Snape.
Thank you so much for this story! It is far too easy to label Bella as a madwoman. She is human and, therefore, has motives for what she does. Thanks again!
Author's Response: Oh wow, thank you! It\'s been ages since I recieved reviews for that fic, I thought for sure no one would read it any more... Thank you for levaing a review. Judging by your pen name I guess you\'re just as obsessed with the Black Sisters as I am, and I am going to write more about them - only gotta finish the \'Wisdom and War\' Triology first...
What do you do when the man who murdered your best friend turns up and claims to be innocent?
What do you do when you realise you slowly start trusting him again?
What do you do when you fall in love against your will – with a man half your age?
This is a McGonagall/Snape fic about trust, friendship, shame, and love. It’s canon compliant otherwise; set immediately after HBP except for a mini prologue.
This fic also is my attempt at continuing the at Book 7, so you also have the war against Voldemort, the search for the Horcruxces, and the way they run Hogwarts during that year included in the plot.
Side characters like Ron, Hermione, Moody, Lupin, Tonks, Neville, Augusta Longbottom, Draco, Hagrid, and the rest of the Weasleys get their fair share of the story.
It is done novel style, which means that some apparently minor issues mentioned in early chapters will become important in later chapters. I do recommend you read them in the right order.
To be on the safe side, I rated this “Professors” because it contains violence, sexuality, character deaths, and torture - although none of them described in detail.
Also I now have added an AU warning - my story contains two detals that we will not see happening in "Deathly Hallows". I made the Sorting Hat a Horcrux, and Arthur Weasley will become interim Minister for Magic in my last chapter. Well, I wrote this before those rumors were shot down as non-canon by JKR, and I'd not like to change my plot now - so, sadly, my story has become a bit AU. You have been warned ;-)
Wow! This is a truly remarcable piece of work. You made convincing a subject I would normally disregard. PLEASE PLEASE keep writing!
Author's Response: Thank you, thank you - I know Minerva/Severus is a very weird pairing, but I just love them. Don\'t worry, I will keep writing... wouldn\'t stop for anything in the world :-)
Summary: Honourable mention
in the March One-shot Challenge: Tales of Albus Dumbledore! =D *squeee!*
Very good imagery! I could see it all in my mind's eye. It has (to me, at least) a definite "The Lord of the Rings" feel to it, which is an interesting touch. Good Job!
Author's Response: Thanks!! :)
Summary: It's July 30th, the evening before Harry Potter turns seventeen; at the stroke of midnight, the mysterious protection that number four, Privet Drive once provided will cease to exist. The Dursleys are forced to learn that they haven't isolated themselves from the magical world as thouroughly as they had hoped when Severus Snape and Bellatric Lestrange arrive at their door step, looking for Harry.
Very good. I can see this happening whether you are a "Snape-is-a-villian" or "Snape-is-a-hero" person. He could murder Petunia because of their mutual hatred/dislike. I like how smoothly you worked mind penetration into the text-quite masterful.
Summary: Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you,
Until we meet again.
Roxanne feels she's about to disappear... to fade away. Yet, she still has to say goodbye to the one person she'll miss the most, she has to keep holding on... at least long enough to let Draco know she's leaving.
~Songfic to Avril Lavigne's Keep Holdin On
Oh, that was so good! Sad, romantic and definitely refreshing after all those Dramiones sailing around. Thank you!
Author's Response: Aww! That\'s so sweet of you! *huggles* And I should thank you for leaving such a lovely review. You just made my day :)
Summary: Harry would give anything to have his parents back...what if he got the chance to? Harry, Ron and Hermione get mysteriously sent back in time to when the Marauders were in school, and Harry attempts to alter history. Can he get his parents back? Or will he only end up messing up the future forever? (Note: Rating and Warnings will change in later chapters, while the first few chapters are very mild.)
This is getting better and better! I think this is one of the most unusual stories I've ever read. Congratulations, you make it sound rather convincing. In fact, I'm having as much trouble to decipher how it will end as I did with DH!:)
Author's Response: Yeah...the ending of \"Deathly Hallows\" was hard to predict, which is what makes Harry Potter such a great series...JKR throws all sorts of twists and turns in to keep us interested, which I try to do in my fics, although I know I\'m not nearly as good as her. Thanks for R/Ring!
Summary: Ginny recalls the night Harry slipped away...
Oooh, ery good! You describe Ginny's feeelings of loss so well. Your rhythm is unique, that's very nice!
Author's Response: *grins* Thank you! :D I\'m really glad you enjoyed it, my dear *hugs*
Summary: The story of a dragon bonded with a witch fough a battle.
Co-written with my mother Misty.
Wonderful story! I love how Parvati (of all people) defeated the prejudice about dragons and befriended one. Humans should always gve others a chance.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! This story has not gotten many hits and I just noticed today that I had a review. I suspect my son, who has a habit of \'helping\' must have deleated my e-mail notice. I am very sorry for not responding sooner. sinbad
Summary: Have you ever wondered about the history of the Gaunts? Or about Sybill Trelawney's great-grandmother Cassandra? Or that, possibly, the two families were once interlinked? No, I thought not.
But they were.
And though the story has been lost in the mists of time, one Seer's voice can still be heard, for those who choose to listen, as she tells of the beginning of the evil, and a warning unheeded.
OOooh,, good one! Very original.
Author's Response: Thanks! I\'ve always been interested in Greek Mythology, and noticed that Prof. Trewlawney\'s grandmother was named after the Seer Cassandra in the story of Troy, and decided to write a fic on it! I\'m glad it was original!
Summary: Some fathers would give anything to protect their child. Others…
Written for Professor V.V.’s History of Magic class, MWPP: Minding the Details
Very good, I loved this. I've never thought of Dean's father much. Thank you!
Summary: The thing about humans is – they will always, always be human. When a certain young man does the unthinkable and changes sides in the midst of terror and war, his new “friends” and “comrades” just cannot trust him completely. In the end, that lack of trust turns an already horrible part of war, into a tragedy.
Draco Malfoy One-Shot
Nominated in the 2007 QSQ's for Best Dark/Angsty Fic
This is a very touching story. I like your use of the weather in both negative and positie context-rain washes away the past to make way for the future. The last sentence was really touching. The characters' behaviour toward Draco was written very well - definitely a favorite story of mine!
Author's Response: Thanks so much!
Summary: Moaning Myrtle has been spying on students again!
This time, it just so happens to be Sirius Black. He's alone and in the Prefects' Bathroom. Does it get any better?
Short and sweet, what can I say? Brilliant! I've always wondered if Myrtle ever graced anyone but Harry and Cedric with her presence in their bath time. Thank you so much, this is really good and original!
Author's Response: Aw, shucks! Thanks for a great review. *smiles hugely*. I\'ve always thought that Myrtle tended to have habits. So, if she spied on Cedric and Harry, why shouldn\'t she spy on Sirius? :D
Summary: Severus Snape returns to Spinner's End. DH Spoilers.
I loved this story. Snape is one of my favorite characters. Thank you so much!
Summary: She had always been his favorite cousin. Through everything their family had put them through, they stuck together. But as they grow older and as secrets are revealed, they grow apart. Soon, love turns to hate and friendship to betrayal.
AU Warning because of some tweaking I did to the Black family tree so it was more to my liking, but other than that it's perfectly canon.
Excellent story! I like how it explains Bella's obsession with blood, and how Bella and Dromeda look alike, but Cissy looks different. Thank you!
Author's Response: In my mind I always had to justify all of that. I\'m glad you liked my sxplanations! :]
Summary: Tom Marvolo Riddle hated the ordinary. He never thought of himself as “normal”, and didn’t want to be remembered as such. Normality was for other people, Tom had decided, he was destined for greatness. And he would go to any lengths to achieve those means…
A partial account of Tom’s life at the orphanage he so hated, showcasing the most important events of his childhood.
Nominated twice for Best General Story in the 2007 QSQs!
Very good start. I love the subtle parallel to Harry - forgotten birthday, Dudley-ish person nearby - quite nice!
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m glad you liked it -- and you noticed my Harry/Tom comparison! Yay! ^_^
Summary: Andromeda is left alone with Teddy, or so she thinks.
I almost cried reading this. Indeed, Andromeda got one of the hardest hits throughout Book 7. Thank you very much for this story.
Author's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I\'m glad you liked the story. ~Ken
The Phoenix of the Order: A Potterized Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack! by Schmerg_The_Impaler
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 69]
Summary: Having spoofed the lovely album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," I decided to do another one of my favourite albums: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA SOUNDTRACK! And through Andrew Lloyd Webber's yummy songs, this spoof tells the story of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
So here it is, guys! (And girls, and koalas, and lampreys, and shrubs and parameciums and stuff.)
This is more a spoof of the soundtrack than the actual play... though if anyone records themself singing any of these songs, I would fall over from sheer awesomeness attack.
I love Phantom and I LOVE what you did! This is creative and funny! THANK YOU!
Author's Response: No, thank you! I\'m so glad there are other phantom phans on MNFF!
What can I say?
Thank you, you've done it again!
Author's Response: Awww, thank you! ^_^
Summary: Severus Snape resorts to desperate measures to win Lily back after the "Mudblood" incident.
The whole time I was reading this, I was thinking of Merope Gaunt. A very good story, I can totally see this happenning. Your characterization is brilliant. Congrats!