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To Achieve Perfection by emmaholloway

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: All her life Ginny has tried to live up to the expectations set by those around her, and more importantly herself. When Harry breaks up with her Ginny thinks she realises what she must do to acheive this perfection but this soon turns into an obsession she can't escape.

Warning: The main focus of this Story is on the effects of an eating disorder, if you get easily upset by such issues I suggest you dont read.

Disclaimer: All characters and plots ect recognised as belonging to JK Rowling do belong to her and I give her full credit.
*Chapters 1 and 2 have been edited*
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 12/28/07 Title: Chapter 7: Silly Girls

Ooh. The plot thickens. I have a few comments on your otherwise thouroughly excellent chapter.

So, Ginny was in the Hospital Wing and nobody noticed how anorexic she was? It seems a tad unrealistic to me.

The dialouge seemed rushed to me, except for Ginny's speech, which I rather liked. It was very poignant.

Oh, and another great thing- the last line. Really chilling.


Author's Response: Ginny doesn\'t look like she\'s anorexic. She is skinny but alot of sixteen year olds are. The only person who has noticed anoything is Luna but she notices everything, remember the wedding and she knew who harry was? She\'s taking six subjects, she\'s quidditch captain, and there\'s a war going on, to everyone else it just looks like she is stressed. Also I decided that anorexia was not such an issue in the wizarding world, so it wouldn\'t occure to madam Pomfrey to be concerned about it.
As for dialogue. I always end up overdoing... Perhaps I decided to down play it and it ended up rushed... I\'m sure one day I\'ll be able to get the balance right.
Thanks for reading. emma x x

Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 08/27/07 Title: Chapter 3: A Blur of Words

This story is so intriguing. We have Ginny, who contructs a huge reason for Harry breaking up with her while the actual truth is right before her eyes, striving for perfection. Passionately written and elegantly woven, this fic gets two thumbs up from me!

Author's Response: I feel I have to comment on how amazingly written your review was. It felt like part of a story.
thank you for reading and reviewing. emma x x x

Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 10/11/07 Title: Chapter 5: All Battles are the Same

Hmm... I little odd, and not *quite* as good as the last chapters. Slightly unclear as to what's going on. But I did like Colin.

Author's Response: Maybe you could tell me what was unclear and I can see what I can do to change that.

Roses and Thorns by Phoebe Gruzelier

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Love's not a bed of roses...
there's also pain, betrayal and heart-break.

A lonely and neglected girl. A stubborn young Order member. A sarcastic Healer. Hermione's been trusted with a secret. But with knowledge comes danger...

Againster a backround of prejudice, family ties and surpression, two powerful love stories are playing themselves out. But the clock is ticking against them...
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 11/11/07 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - An Everyday Story

Yippee, a new chapter! I'm on tenterhooks for more.

Author's Response: V. happy you like it. This chapter\'s given me much grief, but now it\'s over I think it\'s one of my favourites!

Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 02/18/08 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - New Beginnings

Gah! If only the queue wasn't closed, we could finally figure out what was going on! ;) This fic is... interesting, and I'm waiting for more.

Author's Response: I\'m writing Chapter 10, and probably by the time I\'m finished, the queue will be open again...fingers crossed!

Amazing Grace by Valentinia

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: To conjure a patronus, one must think of a happy memory. Her life is filled with happy memories, and sad. Yet she knows if she dwells on the unhappiness she will forget to live, and if she recalls the happiest moments, she will be able to fly, graceful free as a swan.

Originally written as an entry for the June One-Shot Challenge - The Best Patronus Ever.
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 10/21/07 Title: Chapter 1: Swan: A Lifetime of Memories

Aww, how lovely! An actually touching story about Cho. Well done.

Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it! Thanks for the review! :D

Coping by social loner

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Three years after Voldemortís final defeat, Hermione finally realizes that itís time to move on with her life, even though it means going back to her pain stricken past. Knowing she canít do it alone, she calls on Harry for support. However, Harry has his own demons that are keeping his life from progressing as well.
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 11/25/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

How bittersweet. Two broken young people, both struggling to cope. Until one simple moment helps them both heal.

A Woman Scorned by Hypatia

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: She offered him her love and he rejected her. She had been willing to offer him anything but he destroyed all that she held dear. However, a daughter of the house of Black does not sit idly by, wallowing in self-pity. No, she bides her time and strikes when he is weakest.

Nominated for the 2007 Quicksilver Quills Best History/Mystery Story!
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 08/25/07 Title: Chapter 3: The Final Act

A very compelling look at an alternative way R.A.B. could have been explained. Heck, it almost makes sense in canon!

You did a wonderful job at putting more behind a screaming portait.

Author's Response: Thank you! I really enjoyed getting to add some depth to a rather 2-dimensional character. Thanks for the review! :)

They Shook His Hand with a Clenched Fist by FullofLife

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
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
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 09/01/07 Title: Chapter 1: They Shook His Hand with a Clenched Fist

"Even at the end, only the heavens wept."

Amazing. Absolutely amazing. The writing was utterly compelling, and the story... so sad.

Author's Response: I\'m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the review!

Author's Response: I\'m so glad you liked it! Thanks for the review!

Carry Me Home by Marauder by Midnight

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Harry Potter felt more like the Cursed One than the Chosen One. As the war rages on, more and more people are hurt, killed, and tortured. And he blames every single murder on himself. But one night, he is given the opportunity to set right everything by taking care of one business - killing Voldemort October 31, 1981.

Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 08/12/07 Title: Chapter 3: Epilogue - Reunion

This is a great fanfic. It is passionate, strong, and very sad. And- I know this was completed pre-DH- it reminds me of "The Forest Again" and "King's Cross".

"He was not really fetching them: they were fetching him"


A Time to Fall by Ennalee

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Molly Weasley lost two boys in the first war. She doesn't think she can bear to lose another.
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 11/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: A Time to Fall

I don't know if I've already reviewed this, but I had to say something.

'Molly wonders where he is ó if heís cold, if heís hungry; she plans out a month of his favorite meals to make for him when he gets back. When she tells Arthur (at the kitchen table, after dinner has been cleared away) he goes very still, and this is how she knows he doesnít think their son is coming back. '

I love that part. I love the whole thing, really.



Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 01/03/08 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4


Sorry, had to release my pent-up anger for Sean.


He's so... so cliche! Wandless magic! Street fighter! Anger management! American exchage student!

Come on, mate! What the [insert swear words of your choice here- preferably one that starts with f and another with h) was that?

I've fallen into the trap, too! These stupid stories are too darn irresistable!

Cliffy ending, though.

Author's Response: The interesting thing is that everyone thinks that in this universe wanded magic is the only type of magic there is. Why is it that Japanese magic, the legends of which are about three thousand years older than the English or European legends, is always forgotten? America is considered the melting pot. Why is it that we can have a million different religions and no one thinks we\'d have just as many different kinds of magic?

Pain of War by rivers of gold

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: At first he tries to ignore the pain, but then he realizes he may as well embrace it...
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 08/22/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1


fic tore at
my eyes, made me
continue to read

the words flooded
past my sight
they dash

pain was there; brought
me down with
a smile

i will

Author's Response: Wow, what a lovely review! Thank you. :)

Kill or be Killed by Cruciatus Love

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

It was the great battle at Hogwarts--the end of everything. Many lives would be taken tonight, much blood would be shed. But in the middle of it all, Bellatrix Lestrange had her own mission. And it was not one she would take lightly.

There was going to be death tonight. It was in the inevitable. For thatís what this war had finally come down to. Kill or be killed.

Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 09/01/07 Title: Chapter 1: Kill or be Killed

Very strong. You depict Bellatrix's devotion as outright- complete and unyielding. Much the same way as she feels about the Dark Arts and killing: it is a must, a necessity. The bold bits really bring the whole thing full circle to the first chapter of DH. I especially like the finishing part, the lines "Kill or be killed. Bellatrix chose kill. And she had completed her mission." in particular. Good job writing something that few people want to tackle.

Author's Response: Thanks, I appreciate your comments.

Never Ordinary by harrypotterfangirl21

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Tom Marvolo Riddle hated the ordinary. He never thought of himself as ďnormalĒ, and didnít 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 meansÖ

A partial account of Tomís 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!
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 09/24/07 Title: Chapter 4: Epilogue

Ooh, ultimate Voldy ownage!

So creepy, and awesome! I really liked Amy and Dennis, and how they insulted him by saying he was normal.

:) I'd love to see more of your work....

Author's Response: Thank you, Stubby! ^_^ I always thought of Tom as hating being called normal - hence the name change. And fear not! A sequel is on the way... though it probably won\'t be up until late October. Until then, you\'re beta-ing my songfic, remember? ;)

Minding the Baby by Rhetor

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Andromeda is left alone with Teddy, or so she thinks.
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 08/12/07 Title: Chapter 1: Minding the Baby


So very sad, but lots of hope. I was both tearing up and chuckling throughout the story. Great characters and observations.

Also, was it just me, or did you intend the end with Draco to be a reference to when Voldemort says something about Draco babysitting Tonks and Lupin's kids?

Author's Response: Thanks, Roonil. Yes, the echoing of Voldemort\'s words was very intentional. The idea is that Draco is using it ironically: he\'s realized how much he\'s been a slave to the will and ideas of other (his father, LV) and is now trying to think for himself. So his use of the phrase is a response to Voldmort: \"You ask me whether I\'ll \'babysit the cubs?\' The answer is yes.\"

In Loving Memory by PadfootBaby

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: What I hope is an appropriate send-off for the loved ones we lost in Deathly Hallows. Hope you like it.
Nominated for the 2007 Quicksilver Quills!
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 09/01/07 Title: Chapter 1: In Loving Memory


Nice. But what about Peter? He was a rat, but... I dunno. Nevermind.

Author's Response: Who cares about Peter? I mean, honestly. The one good thing he ever did was a second of hesitation in killing Harry! So... hmph. Okay. Whatever. Thank you for the review!!! ;P

The Phoenix of the Order: A Potterized Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack! by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
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.
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 09/01/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Songs From Act Two

*small chuckle, growing into a guffaw*

Author's Response: Hehehe.

Et in Mortem Ego by Hesperia

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: What happens to Voldemort after the end of Deathly Hallows? Can even he find his peace? One-shot, Voldemort's POV.

Major DH spoiler warning -- If you are among those 2 or 3 people who haven't finished the book yet, stay away from this. Otherwise, please R&R!
Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 08/22/07 Title: Chapter 1: Et in Mortem Ego

Wow. Very creepy; very good. Merope arriving was interesting, how a mother's unconditional love reaches out even to Voldemort.

He felt pain when he died, too. But, when Harry asks Sirius if dying hurts, Sirius replies, "Dying? Not at all. Quicker and easier than falling asleep.".

Perhaps it is only those who fear death that feel pain in death. And again, Voldemort will be trapped in his orphanage forever, for he will never "take a train" and move "on".

Well done.

Author's Response: Thanks for your comments! Yes, I think death was painful to Voldemort because of the crippled form he was forced to take. That\'s the sense I got from reading the King\'s Cross chapter, anyway.

Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared Signed
Date: 08/22/07 Title: Chapter 1: Et in Mortem Ego

Oh, and your title, if you didn't know, means And I in Death or something of that sort. Very interesting.

One question I just thought of though, after I first reviewed, was this: where did you get the idea that Voldemort was the thing under the chair when Harry was in King's Cross? Because Voldemort hadn't died yet, unless it is some sort of ubiquitous plane of being.

Thank you for writing such a wonderful story; it really made me think.

Author's Response: It would translate to \"And I am (even) in Death\" or \"And I am (also) in Death.\" I assumed it was Voldemort under the chair, because although he wasn\'t dead yet, he was knocked out just like Harry was. Or, I thought maybe it was the portion of Voldemort\'s soul that used to be in Harry. It\'s not completely clear in the book -- but JKR did confirm that that was Voldemort in her chat interview. Thanks again for reviewing :D