Hello my darling visitors :) Yes, this is the same QueenHal who was crazy enough to take on the job of redesigning MuggleNet Fan Fiction for MNFF-2. I'm also the same QueenHal who runs the Bannermakers Association at the forums.
But as much as I love to design and make pretty pictures... I also love to write. Here you will find the cozy little corner of Haley. Er, I mean - here are the stories I've authored. I'm rather proud of everything I've posted here--but I know that they wouldn't even be here if it weren't for my darling SPEWers. How I love those crazy kids.
Lanette and her Grandmother
Spirits of the Storm - Ch. 4
I love that despite how unprobable it would be that the events in your story would actually take place, your characters are still remarkably cannon. Your story is just such a rollercoaster of a read... I hope to see the next chapter up soon!
Ahhh! The lot at Number 12 is not going to take that situation very lightly. Poor Harry. Your Pansy is delicious... multifacited. I like her a lot (well as a character at least). This will be interesting for Harry.
Wow. What a haunting, interesting story... What intrigues me is that it follows cannon without seeming rediculous, but it adds just enough darkness to make it a guilty pleasure in reading. Your development of Pansy has sparked my curiosity... I could see her becoming friends (even a lover?) with Harry... realizing her true self, maybe coming to terms with herself and her father's death. What a truely amazing story. I can't wait for more. The only thing that seems slightly off is Voldemort. He's scary. But he doesn't have that quiet, deep terror that accompanies him in the books. I was actually more afraid of Bella than I was of him. Anyway, thank you for the lovely read!
Oh your story was just delightful! I had a wonderful time these past couple days making my way through it... I hope we will see more of the Great Snapini and Lulu in the future!
Author's Response: Thank you for reviewing! I don't have plans for them to perform again in this story, but they do reprise their act in my other work, "The Return of The Great Snapini".
This chapter killed me! Just fantastic, as per usual. I think I want a glutgut for me. The fishing contest was brilliant - another pair of trousers gone! And now severus can't say anything about the Jarvey going along with them... he lost the bet fair and square. Oh but will Clancy every accept his proposal??
Author's Response: I don't think Snape intends to formally propose until Voldemort is defeated, assuming he survives. But, since this is a romantic comedy, chances are highly probable that he will. Knowing Snape, however, I'm sure he will make a mess of it. Thanks for reviewing, and I'm glad you liked the chapter.
Sent chills down my spine.... what a story weaver you are. Amazing.
I cannot possibly give you the review you deserve at the moment because it's 3 AM and I'm exhausted out of my wits, but I just finished your exhilerating story and I just had to comment. You are an aMAZing storyteller. I love how you weave clues in and out of your chapters, how you incorporate dry humour and dark undertones into your story without losing the overall feeling. It's enthralling. I have so much to say on your characters, but alas I must sleep so I will wait for another time. But I must ask about McKee! She's driving me crazy.... we know absolutely nothing about her except that she's Slytherin, a friend of Ginny's, and an enemy of Draco's. We don't know what she looks like, why Harry hates her so much, or why her presence is so important to the story. And it must be, beyond her slight warning to Harry at the end there. You leave me wanting more.... fabulous. Thank you, so much, I've been waiting for a story like this for a while...
Wow! Loving this character, loving this story. You've got me hooked. I'd love to see more...
You have me addicted! What a fantastic fic. You've got me squealing, flinching, and laughing in all the right places. Thanks so much for a fantastic read! I'll be on the lookout for chapter 23. Oh and I must tell you that I usually hate portrayals of Ginny/Harry. But yours works. It's perfect. You've got me shipping. *shakes head*
Author's Response: Woohoo! Thank you for the compliment. I'm glad you enjoy the way I've worked the H/G thing. I hope I can keep it going and maintain its believability :/ I'm starting to get into the tricky stage now.... Let me know what you think of ch23 (when it's finally posted). Thanks again for reviewing!
Haven't gotten through all the chapters yet, but after reading the below review I needed to say something. Chapter 1 was fantastic, it was different, it was clever, and it was a good lead in to the story. I am amazed with the tale you are weaving... It's beautiful, personal, creative, and entertaining. So maybe your grammar isn't perfect... it's still a good read. There is no reason anyone should bash you so... it's too good a story to miss out on.
I'm not religious... but I can see the interesting christ-imagry here. Very clever. And I'm glad you finally changed Virginia to Ginevra ;) That was the only maring blemish I could really find. But I do feel for Ginny.... a virgin forever? *dies* That sucks almost as much as never having contact with her family or the mortal world again. Also, a thought. We know that Ginny is the first Weasley girl in many many generations... could Mira's daughter have been her great great great grandmother? It would make sense... her being the next girl in line. Something is off-putting about these higher beings. I almost wish it was all a lie and that some dark creature of the forest would hint it to her and she'd have to start plotting against them... oh dear my imagination is running off with me. Keep going!
Oh wow. Oh wow oh wowÖ I remember reading an excerpt of this forever ago, and am now wondering why I didnít venture to read the actual story sooner. What Iíve seen tonight Ė this first chapter Ė is incredible. This perspective you have on the future of the wizarding world is haunting and desolate, but youíve made it real enough to spark true fear in a readerís heart. In short, youíre good at angst, and I have a feeling that as the story progresses, youíre going to get even better.
I also like the way youíre using present tense. For such a different kind of fiction, itís a different, and an effective way of writing. I also think that you combine backstory into the current tale well Ė you donít overwhelm the reader with the information, but rather do it in a way that leaves the reader wanting more.
I certainly canít wait to move on to the next chapter and see what tale you have in store for us. Great job, Insecurity, I have a feeling this is going to be a really great read.
One of my favorite chapters... full of action and growth. Is Remus getting Tonks a ring? OH that would be fun! I'm looking forward to the next chapter, as I feel this chapter was only leading up to it. Christmas is always fun! Or at least eventful. I like the road your Harry storyline is taking. He's certainly growing up. He's dealing with his issues, he's learning to love, he's learning to trust... good boy harry
Just began reading your fic, and I must say.... impressive. Very very impressive. You're doing everything right. One thing i often catch in post OotP stories is too much of mopy Harry and not exploring the other side... the anger. You've got that. Keep it up... I know I'll keep reading :)
It's nice to see Harry finally get to join in on the action... It's about time he gets recognized for his birthright.
Oh goodness! Another amazing chapter... you never cease to amaze me with the twists you come up with. I can easily say that this is in my top 2 of my favorite sixth year fictions... i can imagine it only gets better. Looking forward to Quiddich, more DA, and more snogging.
Oh that was a lovely upper!! In a lot of writing, Harry/Ginny is portrayed... well, wrong. You do it right. And in honor of this, I made your story a "cover" of sorts. You can view it on my profile, just scroll down :) Thank you so much for your most amazing story...
Remus training to be a healer? Oh oh that's very interesting... I agree, that's a storyline that could definitely go somewhere interesting. That would explain him "knowing his remedies" too. Oh you're a clever one. I also really liked the last paragraph... hit close to home. And it resolves a few things going on in Harry that needed to be addressed. Thanks for a wonderful chapter! I can't wait to read more.
Oh goodie it's up! It was a very cozy episode... not much happened, but the stuff that did was quite nice. I'm looking forward to the next, as always. Do take a look at the graphic I made of your story a while back...
I hope you enjoy it almost as much as I enjoy your writing.
Author's Response: Yay! Neat graphic. Thank you very much for making it :)
Fun! I loved the quirkiness of your writing. It was a very enjoyable quickie.
Author's Response: Cheers!