Somebody who really, really ought to be doing something else but just can't stop writing.
As of late, someone who's been too busy doing something else, but it's almost over now. Look here for the latest word: http://friendsofvisarts.org/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=chitchat
Announcement: HP and the Heirs of Slytherin: I've also been making drawings for the first page of each chapter, which are on display in the MNFF Forum, here.
Announcement: "Fair Exchanges:"
This fanfic has exceeded all boundaries of taste (as you should have noticed by Chapter 5). My intended Chapter 22 could not be posted on this site. Unfortunately, unlike other chapters that were pushing the limit, that one could not be either left out or tweaked back in line, as it keeps coming back to haunt our favorite dour Potions professor.
This is no one's fault; please, no mod-bashing. I've been letting my creativity run wild on this fic and it's gone in some very strange places, not the least of which was the Real Chapter 22. Unfortunately this time, it was in violation of MNFF's posted content restrictions. I never imagined the story would go this way when I began posting, but it has evolved into its own sort of evil life form and now it needs a new habitat.
Soooo...here's the deal. Here at MNFF, I've posted the very end of the story just to wrap it up for local readers. If you want to find out how it all ends, just read the posted Ch. 22, 23, and epilogue.
If you'd like to read the whole thing, I'm archiving it at The Petulant Poetess. TPP has the entire story up-to-date, though it is not yet complete. It also includes The Real Chapter 8, another Missing Bit that was too squicky for MNFF. Titled "What Goes Around," this chapter recounts the time Lucius Malfoy dropped by to have a word with Professor Snape regarding the Umbridge Incident... ;)
All of my HP fanfics can be found at my livejournal (Fawkes_07.livejournal.com) but all adult entries are friendlocked. If you don't have a Livejournal account, just create one (it's free) and then either friend me or email me. I'll add you to my Friends list and voila, all will be readable.
Finally, if you really like my writing, you might want to check out my book (turondo.com is its website). It's the true story about an unlikely adventure I had in another fandom a few years ago ("unlikely" being the most garish understatement of all time). Let me put it this way: If you crave that Fawkesey snark, well, Teh Book has it in spades.
Okay! Enjoy your reading!
Summary: Set in a world where HBP and DH never unfolded, Draco Malfoy finds himself facing an unnerving challenge: making peace with Hermione Granger.
Summary: This is an alternate version of Book Seven. Harry reluctantly returns to Hogwarts to train with a new DADA teacher, one appointed in specifically for Harry in Dumbledore's will. As the rest of the Wizard World reacts to Dumbledore's defeat, Harry develops the skills he needs to fulfill the Prophecy--including mastery of the Kedavra curse.
Mysteries are explored along the way, particularly the "missing 24 hours" from 1981--the span of time between Hagrid taking Baby Harry from the ruins of Godric's Hollow on Halloween Night, and his arrival to hand off Baby Harry on Privet Drive the following night. The Veil Room in the Department of Mysteries is also revisited. A traitor is uncovered, and Dumbledore's wisdom comes into question. And even when all goes as planned, things are not all they seem.
Summary: A bleak and angsty post-HBP fic about damaged souls and suchlike.
Summary: Fawkes the Phoenix is sent on an errand. Written for the Gauntlet challenge #4.
Summary: Hermione wants to learn Occlumency, but Snape isn't known for doing favors out of sheer kindness. Both may learn something unexpected before it's all over...
This is a Book Five canon fic, hopefully fun and poignant. Enjoy.
Summary: This was written for the 2006 Gauntlet Challenge #3: The night Severus Snape became a Death Eater. Includes a bit of angst, a bit of humor, a bit of romance (!), and plenty of cynicism.
Summary: Sirius Black discovers that being a godfather isn't always easy, but it can certainly be rewarding...
Summary: The young ladies of 5th-year Potions are called out for a 'special class,' leaving the boys without their genteel influence. That calls for a special lesson.
This is a Book 5, Harry/Draco short fic that is not meant for younger or saner readers.
Summary: The intrepid adventure of a departing student in pursuit of a certain inexplicably attractive Potions professor. Silly with a twist of bitter.