Right now I'm especially bored and procrastinating, so I'm writing an extremely long, pointless bio. Sound like fun?
I almost never read Harry Potter--not because I didn't like reading, but more because I was stubborn and nonsensical as a 9-year-old. But one day my dad snuck the Sorcerer's Stone into my room, and for some reason I picked it up. I read it straight through in twelve hours, and have been obsessed with the series ever since.
About two years ago I started writing fanfiction, and I'm incredibly self-conscious about my work, so I love the anonymity of the Internet. I write a lot of Marauder's Era, but I like most categories. I recklessly misuse and overexploit commas and semicolons. Also, I am very bothered by how many sentences I have just started with "I." But oh well.
I live in Wisconsin and I'm just about the most awkward person ever. I like snow and cake and thunderstorms, hate the number 34 (and also those trees that bloom mid-June and smell terrible), and am known for all sorts of graceful feats such as tripping and breaking my arm. I recycle obsessively, type loudly and like cooking. I'm also one of those crazy people who runs because it's fun.
I love music to a ridiculous degree. I play viola (NOT violin) and I listen to a very strange mixture of classical (mainly late-romantic-period works), heavy metal, and broadway. I try to sing but most people wish I wouldn't.
I ship: James/Lily, Sirius/Remus, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, and most canons.
I always have way more ideas than time or work ethic (hence my work is mainly one-shots), but right now I've got something very epic brewing and I'd really like it to actually exist. In the meantime, feel free to check out my LiveJournal if you really want to read pointless rants and mediocre drabbles.
I think I’m going to like this story :D I’ve never read anything before where Lily likes James before 6th or 7th year…but I think it makes a lot of sense, really. And if this is a SBRL fic, I think a celebratory dance or something might be needed.
I have to tell you, this line made me laugh a lot:
“…she let out a noise surprisingly reminiscent to a hippogriff giving birth before slamming her book shut.”
Author's Response: This is a RLSB fic :] So stay tuned! Next chapter is James, then Sirius! Thanks for the review :]
Great way to end a great story! I loved how you avoided a clichéd ending. It wasn’t depressing, nor was it ridiculously happy; you found just the right balance.
AHHH Cairns!! I was there two months ago and I loved it!!! It might be a little too touristy of a place to live, though (but I’m not pretending to be an expert in anything Australian). I’m looking forward to the sequel!!!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! I don\'t pretend to be an expert on Australia either! :o ~Evie
^_^ It's so cute! These are all really great! Please write more?
Author's Response: Thanks, and will do!
Best chapter yet! The pacing was perfect, and Harry's thoughts were so realistic! It was a little hard to tell sometimes which universe Harry was thinking about, but maybe that's just me being slow. But it was great, and I can't wait for your next update!
This story makes me feel so warm and fuzzy! I love SBRL, but it’s so easy to go overboard and make it sappy and angsty. You’ve done a great job avoiding that, though. The chapters are short, but they’re suspenseful because you’ve managed to capture Remus’s thoughts and reactions so perfectly. It’s all amazingly realistic and canon, and it’s going on my favorites as soon as my computer stops malfunctioning :D
Author's Response: Thank you for your review! I have tried very hard to make it as canon compliant as possible so that the characters we love from the books aren\'t dramatically transformed into characters you wouldn\'t recognise. \r\n\r\nI don\'t know when I fell in love with the character of Remus Lupin, but it makes me happy to know other people think I imagine him in a real way\r\n\r\nxxx
Very sad, but also very good. I like how you showed Harry's thoughts so well, but it still seemed realistic for his age.
Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m a new fan-fiction-er, and I\'m really getting into writing short stories about young Harry\'s life. I\'ve got several I\'m working one, and I\'ve also just submitted one about young Snape\'s life, which is just as miserable as Harry\'s.
Yay, a sequel! I love your OC's, can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: Wow, I haven\'t had anyone compliment my OCs yet. Thanks!
Aaaand the story comes full-circle! Loved the ending.
Shouldn’t Uncle Vernon know full well by now what the owls mean? Or course, it also shows that a part of him is still not sure what to think about magic. So it’s good that he’s still skeptical and not completely OOC.
“He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-But-Who-Gives-a-Damn-If-We-Name-Him-Anymore”... Pure, hyphenated, genius!
I love how you portrayed Sirius and Bella, it's so cool seeing her in a different light! It makes the ending of OotP that much more dramatic.
Author's Response: Thanks, I\'m happy you liked it!
This story was absolutely beautiful! I love your style of writing, I love your depiction of Ginny, I love your recurring element of smallness. The pacing and organization were perfect, and I loved the mood in the ending, still sad but a little hopeful. I wouldn’t ask you to change a thing, it was all so wonderful!
Or so he thinks.
An underground army is forming. Witches and wizards are being trained without his knowledge to destroy him. He may have won the first wizarding war, but the second one is coming soon, and he doesn't even know it.
Very intriguing...I think you described a Death-Eater-ruled world nicely. Looking forward to reading more!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I\'ve always wondered what it would\'ve been like if Voldemort won the first war, so this idea popped into my head one day, and that\'s how the story was born.
This is...just incredible. All of the stories, the places, and the people in them, seem so alive and real (well, the places are real - but I love how you slip the Wizarding World into it all). You've made me want to travel to all these different cities! How much time did you put into researching all these different cultures and time periods?
Author's Response: I'm glad you like the stories. I usually spent a couple days doing basic research, although I was a history major in undergrad and pulled a great deal from my classes as well. I also tried to read other stories set during the period, or watch movies from the same.
You've captured George's (and Fred's) personality so well it's a little frightening! All the little details, the Peru-going stair and the door are so perfectly fitting. Kudos to a very entertaining start! I can't wait to read more!
Author's Response: That\'s a very kind comment, thank you so much! I really enjoy writing the twins and I try hard to keep them in character, so it\'s wonderful to hear that ^__^ Cheers!
I’ve always thought that Sirius must have interacted with at least someone as a dog, and I think Luna was a great choice. Your portrayal of her was absolutely PERFECT; I could definitely see her doing and saying everything exactly that way. *Applauds*
Author's Response: Thank you SO much! I thought that this story had fallen off the face of the earth! And then you left me this really lovely review. You\'re so kind to say such things! *throws confetti*
You did a fantastic job characterizing Sirius and his family (especially his mother). I love Audrina so far, she doesn’t seem too Mary-Sue ish. And that prank was great – one of the more creative ones I’ve read. Your writing is really well-crafted, I love the little details, like the coat rack. One little nitpicky thing if you’ll forgive me – how did the name Peverell survive? Or are these people completely unrelated? That’s just a minor detail, though, overall this was a wonderful start. Looking forward to more!
Author's Response: thank you for the fantastic review! i was intending that audrina was descended from the third peverell brother but now that i think about it, i\'m not so sure that works out. ah, well, it won\'t affect my plot so hopefully it doesn\'t bug too many readers. thanks again!
Great story so far! From the summary I thought it would be one of those go-to-Salem clichés, but you've avoided that just fine. I love how Sadie's story seems to parallel Harry's, but not so obviously that it's predictable. Keep it up!
Author's Response: That\'s the whole idea - the parallels and \"bending the cliches,\" if you will - to what inspired (and still inspires) me to write this! My intention is to emulate, not to replicate. And dang, I\'m having a blast with it!
Teddy Lupin's first year at Hogwarts. Canon-compliant. Nominated for a 2008 QSQ for best Post-Hogwarts story.
The war is over, and all is well, they say, but the wounds remain unhealed. Bitterness divides the Houses of Hogwarts. Can the first children born since the war's end begin a new era, or will the enmities of their parents be their permanent legacy?
Ooh, intriguing. Verrry intriguing. And very original, too. I love the way you’ve blended the familiar – Slughorn, the castle, Peeves – with the unfamiliar – Teddy’s foreboding, and the hat’s strange attitude – to convey an overall sense of something not quite right. It fits perfectly with the story line. You also do a great job detailing the characters and their thoughts and emotions. Looking forward to reading more!
The whole world has gone crazy, tipped on its side, changes happening so quickly that Harry can’t keep track of them all. He isn’t at the centre of it anymore – he’s drifting peacefully somewhere on the very outer rim, and he likes it this way, and he never wants to go back.
He has a dream one night. Soft hands lift him out of his bed. He opens his eyes and their faces are like maps of a country he’s never been to but has always wanted to go. They say they’ll take him to a place where all he has to is breathe.
He says okay.
After Voldemort's defeat, Harry struggles to come to terms with love, death, and the end of innocence. One-shot. Rated for very, very mild sexual implications.
Wow, this is absolutely AMAZING. Your writing is GORGEOUS; it’s like poetry:
Greyish blue, it blends into solemn April and smears into garish June, eschewing its own identity entirely.
Your imagery is incredible and fit so perfectly, I could actually see the seasons. You did a great job getting into Harry’s mind, and that was some of the best H/G I’ve read in a long time. Awesome work!
Author's Response: Thank you! I\'m no good at poetry, I prefer prose much more. Also I love colours and seasons. ;) Hee, H/G isn\'t my favorite ship ever (one of my least favorite, more like), so I\'m glad that you think I wrote it alright.
Winner of the 2008 Quick Silver Quills Award for Best General Story.
The first book in the Alexandra Quick series.
The war against Voldemort never reached America, but all is not well there. When 11-year-old Alexandra Quick learns she is a witch, she is plunged into a world of prejudices, intrigue, and danger. Who wants Alexandra dead, and why?
This story is canon-compliant with the Harry Potter universe, but the characters and settings are all original. I've put a lot of work into envisioning a world as detailed as the original series; I hope you enjoy it.
Wow. There’s so much detail put into this story. Your world’s just as quirky and imaginative as J.K. Rowling’s, and yet you’ve managed to give it a distinctive American touch—the department store, all the brands and advertising, the references to different places. I really love the way you’ve blended little pieces of the history to make basically a new culture. How much time did it take you to plan it all out? You also write really well, and your characterization is very well-developed. Looking forward to more!
Author's Response: I have a lot of notes written down. I spent a fair amount of time outlining the plot and background details, since I intend to write more books in this series. Thanks!
One of the better-written Marauder's Era fics I've read in a while! I love your characterizations, especially Sirius and Remus! And the dialogue is completely realistic. Did you make up the Werewolf Registry and the Code? It sounds kind of familiar for some reason, but maybe that's just because it seems like something the Ministry would do. Great job!
Author's Response: Ah--the research that went into this chapter. The Werewolf Registry was created in 1947 by Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them). The Werewolf Code of Conduct was established in 1637 (PoA, Chap. 16). HOWEVER, most of the actual details of Registry and Code are never really spelled out anywhere in JKR's books. I made up everything that Remus 'learns'--the ban on werewolves working at the Ministry, being required to admit he suffers from lycanthropy, etc. Anyhow, thanks for the review and the kind words!