Hello, hello! Not much to say about me, I guess; I'm a bored college student majoring in languages and history. I write stories when I don't want to write papers.
I've always been really interested in the backstories of the Marauders and Lily, especially after Book 5. It seems like most fics start with them in year five or so, when Lily already hates James and it seems there's no way they can reconcile. But I think that it certainly wasn't always like that. So I wanted to explore the whole group dynamic, and what happend in all seven years at Hogwarts. That's how Of Cauldrons and Comrades came about. Of course, with all the new goodies we learned about in Book 7, I will be needing to do some tweaking to the story, so updates might be sparse, but I do hope you enjoy!
I've recently gotten into Challenges over at the Beta Boards, so you'll see new fics cropping up every now and again. Here's the (albeit short) list so far:
The Beginning is a ballad written for the Poetry, Anyone? ballad challenge, and it's just a little "what if" story about one of Harry's ancestors. Update: "The Beginning" won first place in the challenge! I'm speechless! And it was so fun to write, too.
Remorse, Regret, Redemption was written for the New Year Challenge prompt on "Belief." What happens to a wizard who has stopped believing in his ability to do magic? Can he ever regain that power, that faith? This is from Gideon Prewett's POV--a totally random choice, I know, but very interesting to write. Definitely the darkest thing I've ever written, though. Update: "Remorse, Regret, Redemption" won second place in the challenge! Good job, Gideon. I knew you could do it! :)
He's Free is another challenge entry (I'm obsessed!), this time for the Character Sonnet Challenge. A Petrarchan about one of my favorite characters, Remus.
My Summer Challenge Triwizard Tournament Tale is called These Three Remain, after the ubiquitous Bible verse (1 Corinthians 13:13). It has very little to do with the actual verse, but the language of that verse is so pretty. The "three" that remain are the qualities faith, hope, and love. I've assigned a quality to each of the three central characters/narrators of the story, and now I'm chronicling their experience participating in and/or watching the Triwizard Tournament. Oh, and it's set in 1691-2, and deals not only with the Tournament but also with the imminent passage of the International Statute of Wizard Secrecy. Update: TTR tied for third place in the challenge! The fact that I haven't finished the final chapter is killing me, so I promise, promise, promise that it will be completed soon, lest I lose my mind!
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Summary: "Albus Dumbledore aimed his wand at the Pensieve’s liquid depths and twitched his arm upwards. Ten ghostly figures slowly emerged from the liquid, their bodies spun out of the translucent matter. The Gryffindor Class of 1978..."
We all know how this tale ends, but how does it begin? Did Lily hate James from Day One? Did James fall head over heels the moment he first laid eyes on Lily? How did Remus feel about the whole thing? Who let Peter slip through the cracks? And what exactly happens when Sirius gets hold of some Time-Release Dungbombs?
The Marauders' years at Hogwarts were marked by internal demons, external tensions, and whispers from the shadows growing steadily louder. By intertwining lives in the midst of danger. By powerful love and a whole lot of laughter. This is their story, a tale of cauldrons and comrades.
Summary: 1692. A landmark year for wizards with the passage of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy. The Statute and concurrent negotiations in Paris are at the fringes of every wizard's mind as wizards across the globe must change the way they interact with Muggles. But for three young students, a much more important event is at hand: The Triwizard Tournament.
One is an observer, torn between two worlds. One is a determined competitor, willing to do anything to make his father proud. And one is a shunned outsider, his family name fallen from grace.
These Three Remain.
Written by LuthAn of Gryffindor for the Summer Challenge: TriWizard Tales. Tied for third place in the Challenge!
Summary: A young Minerva McGonagall reluctantly finds the Christmas spirit with her aunt after a very long winter.
Written by LuthAn of Gryffindor for the Winter Tales Challenge, The Holly and the Ivy prompt.
Summary: A Petrarchan Sonnet about my favorite Marauder. Oh, the trials and tribulations of Remus Lupin.
Written by LuthAn of Gryffindor for the Character Sonnet Challenge.
Summary: "Gideon closes his eyes and thinks of “the Three Ds” that he was taught at Hogwarts. Though he has Apparated thousands of times, he cannot help but recite the steps in his mind before he goes. Every time. But as he concentrates on his flat in London and closes his eyes, he does not feel the familiar squeezing feeling. He does not feel a rush of wind. He does not feel anything."
Doing magic has never been difficult for Gideon Prewett. Never, that is, until now...
Written for the "Belief" prompt of the New Year's Challenge, and received second place!
Summary: We don't know anything about Harry's ancestors, but this poem paints one picture of what could have happened. Journey back to one fateful night on a cold moor in Scotland, not too far from Hogwarts...
This ballad was written for the January Ballad Challenge and received first place!