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What If? by Mem_Marie
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: What if something came, something so unexpected and unbelievable, that it had the power to change your whole life? A secret of such overwhelming power and horror, that you were forced to change not only yourself, but the way you saw the world as whole?

We all fancy we know the Potters; mischievous and powerful James, beautiful and strong Lily. But how do we know? In the end, might they have just been human?

[Dark and extremely AU; you have been warned…]


Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death

Word count: 2204 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
01/23/08 Updated: 02/15/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 02/18/08 Title: Chapter 1: And This Is How It Starts

Oooh. What an awesome start and an original, chilling idea. On tenterhooks for more.

Author's Response:

Glad you like (are disturbed by??) the idea and I hope the following chapters hold your interest! 8DD

Thanks!

 

A Letter For Fred by PadfootnPeeves
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 19]

Summary: George is feeling depressed after his brother's death. Molly suggests to write out his feelings- but how will that turn out? A rather sentimental poem from George to Fred.

And if you still haven't read DH, well, prepare to be shocked.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 165 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/24/08 Updated: 01/27/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 01/28/08 Title: Chapter 1: The Letter

*tacklehugs Padfoot*

Such a sad poem, Padfoot! I really liked it; it sounded very rythmic and almost song-like but still like something George might write. Really touching.

:D

-Stubby

Author's Response: *tacklehugs Stubby* We finally reviewed each other\'s stories! *ahem* Anyways, I\'m really happy you liked it, but I feel guilty that I\'m making so many people sad :) Three cheers for in-chraracter Georges!

 

Why We Wear Black by x_GinnyPotter_x
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: Cho never understood why everyone wore black to her Grandmum's funeral. Only when she lost Cedric did she truly know the meaning of that darkest color.



I am x_GinnyPotter_x of Gryffindor, entering the Color of Loss One-Shot Challenge!

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 2379 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/29/08 Updated: 01/31/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 03/23/08 Title: Chapter 1: Why We Wear Black

Wow!

First let me say that it was a lovely piece. I really did like it.

One thing I think needed a bit of work was the flow. I dunno, it just seemed jerky to me. Certain paragraphs jumped to the next with seemingly no relation.

Another tidbit of critique I might offer would be towards the emotion.The end was very touching, but overall there was pretty much a feeling of... detachment.

On the plus side, though, the tie-in of the colour worked perfectly. The theme of black and funerals fit into the story and packed a punch at the end. Great job with a tough challenge entry!

-Stubby

 

Summary: When Mad-Eye falls from the sky, he leaves more than the Order of the Pheonix wondering. The Muggle who loves him grieves his absence in her own way.

This is an entry in the one-shot contest Color Spectrum 1 by ProfPosky of Gryffindor

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death

Word count: 1547 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/30/08 Updated: 02/01/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 02/18/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hmm. Interesting story.


I must admit that I was rather confused. Really confused. What era was this in, was the woman a Muggle, was she an OC, who was her husband, what was going on? I'm still not exactly sure, but I've come to the conclusion that this is August in DH about an OC named Elizabeth that was in love with Moody. Eh?


In the end, though, I enjoyed the dialogue. It seemed very realistic and was quite compelling. The descriptions, too: they were smooth and grabbing.


Even though I didn't get it, I still liked it.


-Stubby


Author's Response: You are right - they are at Bill's wedding, and the woman is an OC named Elizabeth who is actually married to Moody. In the sense that it introduces a new character in a one shot, and so obliquely, it is not the best challenge entry or one-shot in general, perhaps. I took the opportunity of the challenge to write a story about a character and a situation I am working out in longer fics. Muggle Matters is the prologue to Muggling Along, which tells the story of their marriage and what comes after. I got one chapter of Muggle Matters up before we were asked to refrain from submitting to the Queue, and I have been sitting on those that are ready to go until we are told it is well to submit again. When I get up to it, Muggling Along, written for a contest quite a while ago, will be overhauled as well before it goes on to become a very long fic. I am highly complimented that you found it an enjoyable fic even if it was not entirely clear. I wanted it to seem realistic and to give a sense of immediacy with the details, and perhaps I succeeded. Thank you very much for the review!

 

A Question of Heroics by Brekkable
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: It is the Golden Trio's sixth year, and the newest DADA professor has arrived at Hogwart, bringing with her all the right answers AND all the right questions. Pairings are not determined as of yet. This story is AU as of the publishing of HBP.


Categories: Alternate Universe Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 796 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
02/07/08 Updated: 03/02/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 03/02/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Oooh! An alternate book 6 fanfic now? What a treat!

Author's Response: Yes, an alternate book 6. I refuse to believe that Dumbledore died, the old coot. Furthermore, I don\'t believe Severus is so foolish as to have made that silly oath! I\'m not certain that the horcruxes will even show up in this AU...

 

Evil Ignorance by harrypotterfangirl21
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 5]

Summary:

Thirteen years after the Final Battle, all is well for Harry Potter.

But not for long. . . .

Lord Voldemort, with the help of Azkaban escapee Bellatrix Lestrange and a shunted Lucius Malfoy, is brought back to life using the Darkest magic ever attempted. But given this second chance, will he take control of the Wizarding World? Or will he be conquered once more by Harry Potter?



Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 1430 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
03/19/08 Updated: 04/16/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 04/17/08 Title: Chapter 1: Beginning of the End

KATIE!

*tacklehug*

It finally got validated. Woo!

You know that I love this fic. This is a far deviation form your usually style and I really enjoyed it. The dialogue was lovely and charming and the prose striking. I can't wait for more!

-Stubby

Author's Response: STUBBY! *tacklehug* Thanks for all of the compliments! I\'ll be done with the second chapter soon-ish.

 

Golden Couple by The Salt Lake Queen
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 13]

Summary: I should have realised what our lives would become. I knew he was broken, even then. I guess I was arrogant enough to think I could fix him.

Ginny knows he doesn't mean it. She knows that deep down, he still loves her. And she'll cling to that knowledge until the end.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Dubious Consent, Mental Disorders, Non-Consensual Sex, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 1394 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/21/08 Updated: 04/18/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 04/19/08 Title: Chapter 1: Golden Couple

*hugs the poor, broken Harry and poor, sad Ginny*

You did a lovely job with an idea that is very near and dear to my heart, mate. Thank you.

Author's Response: Hey, thanks for the review. I\'m glad you enjoyed it...I had hoped I would manage to pull off such a serious theme and not make it inappropriately light or gratuitously angsty. It\'s a tough matter to write about, so I\'m really happy that you think I did well. :)

 

Eclipse by BertieBotsBeans741
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: This is a poem of how Narcissa feels when she learns of the task Draco must complete in HBP.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 102 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/21/08 Updated: 03/23/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 04/13/08 Title: Chapter 1: Eclipse

Brittany, I really liked this poem. I really liked it a lot.

The things that made me like it a lot were probably the loud emotions, the deep meanings, and the repition. Even though it is a free verse poem, it seems almost structured because of the strong movement of the poetry.

You can really grasp Narcissa's torment. She want to scream and cry and fight because of the unfair task her son has been given- a task that frightens her- but she can't. She simply can't.

My only complaint might seem slightly contradictory, but I've got to say it. It seemed, with all of it's feeling, almost melodramatic. While there's nothing wrong with a good melodrama now and then, too much of a good thing can get wearing.

:D Great poem!

-Stubby

Author's Response: *shock* I didn\'t even see this until now. I am so happy that you found so many positive things about it, everyone seems to love this poem. I won\'t question it, because that pleases me =p I like having happy readers. I\'m so glad you understand what I was trying to do with this poem! Such a lovely review. =D

 

Of Blood, Gore, and Alibis by lullaby BANG
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 25]

Summary: It’s coming, believe it or not. The Ministry doesn’t believe it, but who will then? It’s infuriating to know you’re invisible to society, but then there’s something exhilarating, entrancing about it. It’s dancing the devilish dance: provocative, teasing- leaving the viewers wanting more, or better yet, it’s like having an addiction.

An addiction with a purpose to be more precise… oh, and the occasional bite. Who are we then? We’re the out casted of the outcasts within a secluded society that further alienates us and leaves us utterly alone, but we’ve finally found each other so we’re not as alone. Things can change in an instance, though, and they already have. I have to confess: I’m scared, but I’ve already started to dance so I must keep dancing.

And besides, I don’t want the vampire or werewolf communities seizing control of the Ministry because I’ve already seen what they’ve done.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 9303 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
04/03/08 Updated: 07/18/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 05/17/08 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter Two: Angels, Monsters, and Redemption

I think I know where the uprising in vampire/werewolf fics is coming from- not that I object. I like this Dante dude.

Author's Response: It\'s definitely not coming from Twilight if that\'s what you mean; rather it\'s coming from my own imagination and Anne Rice and Bram Stoker and the movie Van Helsing. And thank you on your compliment on Dante.

Author's Response: It\'s definitely not coming from Twilight if that\'s what you mean; rather it\'s coming from my own imagination and Anne Rice and Bram Stoker and the movie Van Helsing. And thank you on your compliment on Dante.

 

Facing Death by bertiebott12, Hansolohpfrk
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: The curtains call, beckoning a man to his death.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 162 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/19/08 Updated: 04/20/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 05/01/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ooh, another one of my favourite 'Harry is going to die' fics!

I liked the interesting take on the famous (or infamous) Veil of the DoM. You get to see it from an insider's point of view as he walks to his death.

My particular favourite stanzas were the second and the second to last. You give excellent, moving descriptions there.

For critique, I'd only say that you were a tad melodramatic, perhaps. There is good emotion, but dare I say too much? I don't know. Something didn't click with me.

Good poem, though. I can't wait to see more poetry from you!

-Stubby

 

Changed by Aevylonya
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 16]

Summary: Three years have passed since Voldemort fell, but nothing is as it should be. The Order is struggling against a group of dark wizards with an unknown agenda, and no one has seen nor heard from Harry since the battle. Many believe him to be dead, and the Order fears that he has been taken captive. Meanwhile, this new uprising of dark magic poses a greater threat to the wizarding world than the Order could ever imagine...

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 13551 Chapters: 5 Completed: No
Published:
05/01/08 Updated: 08/30/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 06/03/08 Title: Chapter 4: The Boy Who "Lived"

Wow... again, an awesome chapter. I'm really liking this fic. Harry's mad behaviour seems to be not only his own feelings, but maybe something of Voldemort? I dunno. Looking forward to more!

Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m glad you\'re liking it. Yes, Harry\'s behaviour is a bit strange... Whether it is his own, though, or it is Voldemort\'s doing, you will, naturally, find out later. I love it, though, when people offer their own conclusions and views - it\'s great! Thanks for reviewing!

 
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 05/17/08 Title: Chapter 2: The Little Things

Ooh, this has the potential to be very interesting indeed. I can't wait for more!

Author's Response: Thanks! I hope it continues to intrigue you. Next chapter will be up in less than a week.

 

Summary: With McGonagall firmly entrenched as Hogwarts’ new headmistress, Harry is enticed to return for his seventh year under unique conditions. Aided by Ron and Hermione, he embarks upon a Horcrux search-and-destroy mission using the school as the base of operations. Recognizing that saving the wizarding world from the ultimate evil is a rather daunting task for a seventeen-year old wizard, the Order of the Phoenix steps in to assist Harry on his journey. It soon becomes clear, however, that not everyone has the same lesson plan in mind for our hero. As the headmistress attempts to lay a clever trap to reveal hidden agendas, Voldemort waits in ambush at the one site that Harry is sure to visit.

But before Harry can face his nemesis, he must face down the inner demons that plague his own life and truly grow into adulthood. His activities are punctuated with school pranks, Quidditch, parties, and the requisite amount of rule-breaking that readers have come to expect from the trio.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 376268 Chapters: 73 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/01/08 Updated: 08/04/09


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 07/24/08 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14 A Last Minute Reprieve

Haha... I'm loving the fun cheesyness of a Halloween costume ball. Keep up the entertaining writing!

Author's Response: Glad to hear you're enjoying the story so far. The part about the costumes was great fun and challenging as well More to come. New chapter is being uploaded today.

 

Stasis by Wings of the Morning
Rated: Professors [Reviews - 6]

Summary: There is no villain. There is no hero. There is only redemption and damnation, success and failure. (Regulus, and growing up in all the wrong ways.)

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Dubious Consent

Word count: 4017 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/17/08 Updated: 05/17/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 05/18/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Yet another marvellous fic from Wings of the Morning. I love your portrayal of Regulus, and also the intriguing themes woven through this fic.

 

Summary: He thinks he's supposed to feel guilty, but he doesn't. A continuation of A Cold Heaven.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Slash

Word count: 21129 Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/29/08 Updated: 01/18/09


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 01/19/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Just reviewing to show some love for this under-appreciated fic. I enjoy your potrayals of all of the characters here immensely and the whole thing's a really creative idea. Plus, it doesn't hurt that your writing is great. Keep on with it, please!

 

Deadly Obsession by whatapotter
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: As a seventh year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Hermione Granger has a lot on her mind. There’s NEWT’s to pass, a war to win and a best friend to keep from mortal peril... not to mention a small infatuation with a certain red-head to keep secret.

However, when mysterious messages of affection start to appear, Hermione will discover she has much more to survive than a Dark Lord bent on world domination. As the letters become more intense, Hermione’s bafflement begins to give way to fear and she realises that somebody is stalking her through the halls of Hogwarts.

Now, Hermione finds herself in a terrifying race against the unknown; unmask her admirer, or discover exactly what happens when obsession turns deadly...

... For this is a lethal game of obsession and possession - and there can only be one winner.

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded, Mental Disorders, Violence

Word count: 3833 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
07/30/08 Updated: 08/09/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 08/04/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I'm always excited to find a new alternate book fic, and having one from Hermione's PoV is especially interesting. Of course, it's a bonus that it's well written. Keep on with it!

Author's Response: Haha, thanks very much - and I shall. I hope you continue to enjoy it! x

 

The Missing Chapter by suswoman
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 35]

Summary: I always felt there was a chapter missing from Deathly Hallows between the final chapter and the Epilogue. I needed a chance to wind down from all of the action, mourn the dead, and tie up some loose ends before being thrown 19 years into the future. This is my version of that missing chapter. Hope you enjoy it!

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 9037 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/10/08 Updated: 10/23/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 10/25/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Gotta love that Potterwatch... thank you for writing this!

Author's Response: Potterwatch was one of my favorites, too. Thanks! :)

 

Summary: The war is over, the battles have been won. Hermione, Ron and Harry are settling down into a world without Voldemort, and for once in their lives, everything is going smoothly.

Until they travel to Australia to find Hermione's parents. As experienced as they are, nothing could prepare them for this - kangaroos, the scorching sun, a Wizarding community completely different from theirs, and one little problem no one was expecting ...

Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 9094 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
10/25/08 Updated: 05/08/09


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 11/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One: Now We're Back To The Beginning

I can't wait to see what happens in Australia! The romance is so cute in this and your writing is great.

Author's Response: Thank you, dear!

 

Heartbeats by MerrryD
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary:

They are insane.

They are both in St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. I believe Neville visits them, with his grandmother, during the holidays.

They do not recognise him.

Frank and Alice Longbottom suffered a terrible fate. It is not one to wish on even your worst enemy. Maybe their fate was written in the stars, and maybe it wasn’t. But, before it happened, pre-set or not, they had a life. They shared a story together. You know how it ends. Do you know how it goes?

Poor devils. Better dead than what happened to them.



Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mental Disorders, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 2836 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
11/06/08 Updated: 11/12/08


Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 11/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Sacrifices

Wow, I don't think I've ever read an Alice and Frank fic, which is sad, because they deserve so much respect. You've done a really fantastic job setting everything up here. I can't wait for more!

Author's Response: I agree, 'tis sad that there isn't more out there as a tribute to the two of them. -thinks- I've only a read a few fics that mention them as Lily's friends usually, but definitely none that star them. Anyways, thanks a lot! I'm glad you like it. :p -hugs- xo Mere

 
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 11/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Sacrifices

Wow, I don't think I've ever read an Alice and Frank fic, which is sad, because they deserve so much respect. You've done a really fantastic job setting everything up here. I can't wait for more!

 
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