Penname: Equinox Chick [Contact]
Real name: Carole
Member Since: 05/10/08
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What can I say. I'm a grown woman living in London but I'm obsessed with a teenage wizard and his friends. Am I mad? Probably Do I care? Hell no!
EDIT: Grown? Um, probably not

For my first foray into the realms of fanfiction I've chosen to write about the Marauders. I'll always stick fairly closely to canon as I think JK knows best. Although I've enjoyed reading about other ships I, personally, don't think I could write with conviction about Ginny/Crabbe or Hermione/Mclaggan relationships.

EDIT: ha ha ha ha ha - How I have changed! I'm now firmly in the rare-pair, SSP, and things that aren't quite conventional camp, although I still loves me some James/Lily.

My second chaptered fic (Apparently Asleep) has started a love affair with Tonks/Remus and confirmed my obsession for all things Sirius. *sigh*

I am indebted to Terri (mudbloodproud) for being a great beta and all round amazing person. If it hadn't been for her encouragement I would have thrown in the towel many months ago.

EDIT: I have made a lot of wonderful friends during my past three years on MNFF, including (in no particular order) Natalie, Kara, Hannah/Bob, Jess, Gina, Lea, Lori, Julia, Minna, Emmahhhh, and the fantabulous BB.

I hope Mugglenet and you enjoy reading my words as much as I've enjoyed writing them. Huge thank-you to my niece, Amanda, for being one of the first to catch the Harry Potter bug and nagging me into reading them.


I’ve written a variety of stories, so here is them arranged in categories. Some are cross- referenced. So a James/Lily may appear in Marauder or Canon Romance

Marauder
A Second Chance
Contemplating Lilies
Dancing Queen
First Date Disaster
Flying, Fair Play and the Need for a Firm Hand
It Takes a Wolf to Prank a Dog
Juggling
Learning to Fly
March Madness
O.W.L.s, Quidditch and the Added Distraction of Sirius Black
Peace in Heaven
Ribbons, not Strings
Sixth Time's the Charm
Thank you for your time, Professor
The Lions of Gryffindor
The Lions of Gryffindor
The Sum of the Whole
Veils
Who's That Girl?
Wormtail on the Hogwarts Express



Canon Romance
'i'before 'e' (Percy/Audrey)
A Prize Above Rubies (Isla Black/Bob Hitchens)
Acorns (Bill/Fleur)
Apparently Asleep (Remus/Tonks)
Birthday Girl (George/Angelina)
Bound in the Beating of Each Other’s Hearts (Narcissa/Lucius)
Coup de Foudre (Bill/Fleur)
Dancing Queen (James/Lily)
First Date Disaster (James/Lily)
Five weeks (Remus/Tonks)
Forces of Nature (Ron/Hermione)
Forever Dancing (Alice/Frank)
In The Stars (Draco/Astoria)
Key of the Door (Ron/Hermione)
Kissing the Joy as it Flies (Seamus/Lavender)
March Madness (James/Lily)
Not Quite Perfect (Bill/Fleur)
Reconnaissance (Remus/Tonks)
Sixth Time’s the Charm (James/Lily)
Snowball Fights (Teddy/Victoire)
Until Death (Eaters) Do Us Part (Draco/Astoria)
Veils (James/Lily)
You Dance Divinely (George/Angelina)



Non (or rather tweaked) Canon (apart from one story, these don’t break any canon.)

Better than Chocolate (Charlie/Tonks)
Heat of Life (Harry/Katie)
Her Tomorrows (Harry/Parvati)
High (Scorpius/Lily)
Lavender, blue- A Gryffindor True (Lavender/Blaise)
Love At First Strike (Angelina/Terry)
Mirrors (Charlie/Penelope)
Misperception (Oliver/Cedric/Daphne)
Orphans of the Storm (Seamus/Parvati/Dean)
Passion Among the Primroses (Arthur/Mafalda)
Predictions of Love (Gilderoy/Sybil)
Ribbons, not Strings (Remus/Rosmerta)
Shrouds (Hermione/Draco)
Snapdragons (Charlie/OC)
Stars or Carousels (James/Dominique)
Summer’s Heat (Sirius/OC)
Swans (Mollyjnr/OC)
Teenage Witch (Charity/Myron Wagtail )
The Happy Couple (Harry/Ginny, Blaise/Lavender)
The Only One (Lavender/Blaise Teddy/Victoire)
The Untrodden Path (Draco/Hannah)
Where We Started From (Dean/Ginny)



Same sex Pairings
Apple-bobbing ( Lisa/Susan)
Close Your Eyes (Hermione/Lavender)
Drowning, not Waving (Oliver/Cedric)
Eyes That Know Me (Scorpius/Hugo)
Forbidden Colours (Tracey/Demelza)
Fracture (Theo/Justin)
Monochrome (Sirius/Remus)
The Dance We Do (Bellatrix/Amelia)
The Hat that Thinks it’s a Chair (Justin/Theo)
Truth Or Dare (Cormac/Zacharias)



Humour
Aberforth Dumbledore: A Love that Dare not Bleat its Name
Lockhart, Sprout and Two Smoking Goblets
Passion Among the Primroses
Predictions of Love
The Bacchus Book
Vampire - Ghost Child!

Historical
A Prize Above Rubies
Aberforth Dumbledore: A Love that Dare not Bleat its Name
An Outstretched Hand
Shadows Deep

Others (General, D/A, Post Hogwarts, Next Gen)
A Tangled Web (D/A)
All in the Genes (NG)
Chasing the Scoop! (Post Hogwarts)
Christmas on the Outside (General/Trio era)
Dean Thomas and the Reiver Curse (Post Hogwarts)
Diavol (Remus Trio Era)
Every Breath You Take (Post Hogwarts/Next Gen)
Forever Dancing (Alice/Frank)
Friends in Unlikely Places (Post Hog. Hermione)
Growing Old Disgracefully (Post Hog)
High (NG)
Lavender, blue (Trio Era)
Mere Wisps of Light (Post Hog. Draco fic)
Muggles, Magic and Misconceptions (Next Gen)
My Funny Valentine (Post Hogwarts)
Staring into the Fire (Trio Era)
The Waiting Game (D/A)
Whispers from the Past (Next Gen)



Mysteries
The Foolhardy Boys and Parvati, too
Who’s that Girl?
Xanthe Interrupted
Zeitgeist



Poetry
Askew
As They Watch
Beyond Beseeching
Celestina's Songbook: Christmas Edition, Volume 1
Cold Dreams
Draco's Journey
Enslaved
Fairytale of Hogwarts
Flying High
Forever France
Frozen Silence
Hexed!
Hey, brother
I Believed in Lily Evans
Master Barty Regrets
Phoenix Flames
Queen of My Heart
Sirius, Baby
The Daydream Pedlar's Song
The Four
The Labyrinth Mind
Unreconciled

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Summary: Tonks remembers the night so clearly, the night he had died and the war was still to be fought. poor Harry, he took it hard, but even as they were all upstairs in the hospital wing, Tonks managed to despair about her love. Her love which will last forever. No matter what.

Categories: Remus/Tonks Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 1362 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/14/05 Updated: 08/14/05


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 06/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: True Love Will Last Forever

Hello, Roxy

Well here's a review from someone who loves Remus/Tonks with a passion, and writes about it far too much to be healthy. Anyway, what can I say? First of all, I think you've captured Tonks very well. The way she has no clue that her powers would be so badly affected by loss is an excellent idea. I'm just flirting with this idea that she'd be afflicted by depression, so I'm interested to read your take on this. I love her declaration at the end. She is, after all, an earthy, feisty character and after the reflective tone of the piece, her passion shines through. I was very pleased to see other charcters, like Molly, being brought into the story. It emphasizes the relationship between the two women. Molly may have been a lot older but they were friends.

I have a few nit-picks.
He’s lost so much and I don’t think he would be able to take loosing something else. You mean losing, I think.
Patronus and Marauder should be capitalised, I believe.

However thery're all incredibly minor points, and in no way detract from the overall tone of the piece. This was written before DH, I presume, because they're alive at the end with two children and no sign of Teddy. I love how they're happy, and that right at the end Tonks has to slip into strict mum mode. After all the angst she's been through, it's lovely to see her having a relatively normal and happy life. *Darn, you, JK, for killing off my OTP!*

Carole

 

Oread, Walking by Seren
Rated: [Reviews - 27]

Summary: Past Featured Story Cedric was just as odd as Hermione, because he liked to walk. Cedric/Hermione

Categories: Hermione/Other Character Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1593 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/08/06 Updated: 02/08/06


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 06/26/09 Title: Chapter 1: Oread, Walking

I love this story. This is incredibly original and is a pairing I hadn't considered before, but you have made this believable. The mythical elements that you haven woven into a romance are just perfect. It is difficult to pick a favourite part, because it is all well-written and just heartrending. However this line speaks volumes about your characterisation of Hermione in a way I hadn't perceived her before.
Hermione lost her Lover to the War, and now there's hell to pay.

This story was recommended for reading on audiofics, and I'm glad I chanced upon it, and then read it. It's been a joy to record and I've saved the story because everytime I read or listen, I cry. Amazing take on a rare-pair and an odd girl. Carole xxx

 

Beauty From Pain by BeautyInTheBreakdown
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 23]

Summary: Ginny mourns the death of Harry by looking back to her past, thinking on memory. Character death Post HBP H/G

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Violence

Word count: 4741 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/08/06 Updated: 08/17/06


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 08/31/09 Title: Chapter 1: Living a Memory

OHH, wow. This is mesmerising. I don't read a lot of D/A or AU fics really, they're not usually my bag at all - but this is very well written (your gift for description and imagery is outstanding - mine is awful so I do love reading someone who writes it well without being too flowery). It is also a very original story- I was NOT expecting Ginny to be a Horcux - that shocked me and made me so sad because then they couldn't be together.

A very well executed story - well done.

Author's Response: Thanks so much for reading, and especially thanks for reviewing. You rock my socks. I'm glad you enjoyed it and your comment flatters me. I hope you read more sometime :) Thanks again.

 

Summary: Past Featured StoryWhat no one else could do, she will, when the church bells ring.



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

Word count: 1433 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/21/06 Updated: 09/21/06


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 09/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Excellent! Just seen this recommended in SBBC so clicked the link. WOW! I loved it. Your incorporation of religion and the chess game was amazing. The revelation at the end is fantastic. Cho gets such a bad press!

Author's Response: I know that I'm responding about a year later, but I really am appreciative of your review! :D Thanks!

 

Summary: Past Featured StoryWhat does Lord Voldemort do in his spare time? Well, that's an excellent question. Who would have known that the Dark Lord has a blog? (He also has a loyal following of readers, most of whom are Death Eaters and who post their comments.) Voldemort dispenses advice on everything from murder methods to germ protection to Power Rangers to shoes, and gives an account of the life of an evil overlord. But is he posting too much personal information online? And will Harry read it and find out more about the Dark Lord than Voldemort ever intended? Read and see.


WARNING: Extremely OOC behaviour from almost all.


RUNNER-UP in the 2007 Quicksilver Quills Awards for Best Humour fic! Also nominated like 21 times, because apparently my readers are as insane as I am!



Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 12002 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/23/06 Updated: 12/04/06


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 09/11/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Don't Try This At Home

Of course Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition because their chief weapon is surprise- nothing else just surprise! (and Fear and a fanatical devotion to the Pope).
Sorry I could go on all night- I love MP and I love your blog (Sorry I mean The Dark Lord's blog - you being the mere ghost.) I can't quite believe I've only just got round to reading it.

Author's Response: Bahaha, thank you so much! It's always fantastic to get new readers.I recognize you from the Mad Lib, young lady! (And yes, I do love my Monty Python.)

 

The Ballad of the Bandon Banshee by Gmariam
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: Though Gilderoy claimed credit for the Banshees final wail,
It was a witch who cast the curse, and here now is her tale.

This ballad was written by Gmariam of Ravenclaw for the January Ballad Challenge and received third place.


Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 519 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/16/07 Updated: 01/16/07


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 10/29/10 Title: Chapter 1: The Ballad of the Bandon Banshee

GINA! this is fabulous. The poem flows so beautifully and isn't at all awkward or clumsy with the rhymes. It reads like such a good story as well. There was tension, sadness and glamour in the form of the luscious Lockhart.

Hmm, the hairy chin. I wouldn't worry about that. It was Gilderoy's words about Isabel, and he wasn't known for his veracity - ha ha.

Really enjoyable ~Carole~

Author's Response: I love getting random reviews on stuff I wrote years ago, lol. Thanks, Carole.  I'm glad you enjoyed it. I went through a phase where I was writing quite a few ballads a few years back. I still love the challenge of rhythm and rhyme even though I don't write as much poetry. Thanks for reading this, I appreciate it! ~Gina :)

 

Summary:

2009 QSQs: Runner-up: Best Romance - Other Character Story


Add together one ladies' man, one Quidditch player, one werewolf, and one soon-to-be traitor. Then, mix in one imaginative idiot, one fiery redhead, one clever Ravenclaw, and one blonde artist. Stir counterclockwise until trouble occurs, and you are dealing with one of the best-loved group of friends in Hogwarts history. Follow the story of the four Marauders and four equally troublesome girls. See them deal with their first encounters of love, sorrow, heartache… and Death Eaters. How will these future Order members cope with the ordeals that life throws at them? Will love blossom in what was once thought a highly unlikely place? What do you do when the person you care about most in the world doesn’t seem to notice you at all? Will a well-kept secret shatter the foundations of a seven-year friendship? Follow the lives of these friends through their last year at school to the dramatic final battle with Lord Voldemort two decades later.

Warnings are for later chapters, and any sexual situations are very minor.

Chapter Twenty Two: "The Snakes Strike" is in the queue. Excerpt:

Perfume filled his nostrils as Emma walked passed and Rosier’s gaze lingered on her bare, pale legs as the group headed outdoors. “Don’t you just love summer?” he inquired of Regulus, a hungry sneer lighting his face.

“This is ridiculous,” Regulus announced in a furious whisper, “we’re never going to get them alone!”

“Have faith, Black,” commanded Rosier smoothly. “Girls are well renowned for their desire for girly chats. I’m sure they’ll slip off the shackles of their chaperones soon enough.”


Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 175402 Chapters: 28 Completed: No
Published:
02/03/07 Updated: 01/16/10


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 04/14/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - The Gathering

*Giggles a lot* You know, Whit, I have read this before but not sure if I've left a review. I often steer away from Marauder because as I write it myself I tend to think it will skew my own fic or I'll nick ideas (without meaning to -she adds hastily). However I do like this. I love your OC's because they're not perfect Mary-Sue's but have flaws and some of them are a bit dim (hee hee). I envy people that can write good OC's so hats off to you.

YES! to Sirius singing Night Fever - you've got the era right so extra bonus point from me as that's a pet peeve of mine.

Mind you one of my guilty pleasures is seeing Pettigrew look foolish so I couldn't stop laughing out loud (literally) when he walked into the wall. And Lily and Remus walking ahead of the weirdos is fabulous.
Talking of Lily, I do like the awkwardness with her and James. It's obvious she doesn't hate him anymore and he plainly adores her so I'm crossing my fingers that he gets his girl soon.

Sam seems a bit of an enigma. I can't make up my mind whether I'm going to like him yet, so I'll have to read on...

I also like Kirsty's bag and her nails with Mugle Lover on *giggles or should that be gigles*. Couldn't she have put two 'g's on one nail hee hee.

Small nit pick (I'm not a beta so you're safe)

“Hey, Northy!” cheered James Potter. James, famous for his talent on the Quidditch pitch, was the object of many girls' fixations, with his messy mop of black hair, hazel eyes that were framed by a pair of black glasses, and a mischievous grin that was to die for. He pretty much had his own fan base amongst the girls of the school. He was, quite plainly, a bit of a catch. “James,” replied Sam, nodding to his fellow Gryffindor.

There should be a space between James' word and Sam's words.

All in all, very enjoyable read, but now, dang it, you've hooked me in and I'll have to read it all.

Happy Easter. Carole xxx

Author's Response: Yay! Hello, Carole! I know what you mean with steering away from Marauder Era fics, I tend to do it too for the exact same reasons, and also because I'll probably find some really awesome ones that'll make me want to give up on this one lol.
I'm glad you liked my OCs, they're always the most worrying part.

Yeah, Kirsty gets all the cool stuff lol *envies the bag*.

Thanks so much, Carole, for the great review. I'm sat grinning away now, I bet I could even give our very own Cheshire Cat a rune for her money :p.

~Whit

 

Trees But Not Forests by Pussycat123
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 79]

Summary: One hot summers day, all is unusually peaceful for the Marauders, as they laze about in the Grounds. Of course, they can’t possibly stand for that sort of thing, so James decides to begin a word game with his friends that ends up with Lily being kissed, Sirius running for his life, and Dumbledore remembering his youthful days ... it could only happen to the Marauders!

Now available as AudioFiction Episode #100!


Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 1641 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/21/07 Updated: 02/28/07


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 03/11/09 Title: Chapter 1: Trees But Not Forests

Ha ha ha, Sorry I've only just discovered this and it's wonderful. It's so clever. Thanks for giving me a laugh! Carole xxx

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it, although of course I take no credit for the game.

 

Almost Perfect by HPwizzzard
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: Lavender Brown is pretty, popular, and pampered. She as great friends and, most importantly, a great boyfriend. Yet Lavender's life is not as enviable as it appears to be. One worry just won't leave her alone...

Warning: This story contains the pairing of Ron/Lavender. Read at your own risk.

Categories: Ron/Other Character Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 897 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
03/05/07 Updated: 03/08/07


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 02/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Storm Cloud

This is an interesting story about a much underused, and often maligned, character. I like how you've made Lavender reasonably strong throughout the piece. She may be shallow and superficial but she's got her man and she wants to keep him. What is it about Ron, I wonder, that makes her fight to keep him when she knows he wants out? In an odd way, odd because others' opinions seem to matter so much to her, Lavender's love (?) for Ron stands out as something not affected by public opinion. The Patil twins, for instance, think she should be trying to get Dean back. I like the fact that she knows her limits and realises that trying to tempt Dean away from Ginny would be fruitless.

I love the allusions to the rain clouds all the way throughand the last two lines are extremely good.

 

Light Up My Life by KASK
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 163]

Summary: Norah Kelley was the one James had always seen himself with. They had been together forever and he loved her. Lily Evans, on the other hand, was the one girl he truly loathed.

But in fifth year, with a changing outlook on life and problems finally surfacing at home, James and Lily began to a friendship. Both known for hating each other, they agreed to keep their friendship quiet.

But as things progress, James comes to find that he can't have everything and a decision has to be made. With this decision, James learns that what you expect isn't always what happens and love can spout from unexpected places.

This is told from James' POV.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 19287 Chapters: 8 Completed: No
Published:
03/19/07 Updated: 05/12/08


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 05/14/08 Title: Chapter 8: Rain King

All these stories you've written are EXCELLENT. I came on to suss out the competition as I have a tale in my head about James and Lily but I'm gobsmacked at your chapters. Very touching and you get such a good feel for the characters. Brilliant!!!

Author's Response: Thank you so much!

 

Summary: Ginny does not know how to get Harry back to her. She has fancied him for a long time and at last, when he became hers, they have been separated once again due to Harrys fear of losing Ginny if they remain together. However, Ginny comes up with one desperate solution to get Harry back. She decides to make herself more beautiful. In the end, however, Ginny wishes for something different from what she wants.



Written for the What You Wish For challenge by Ginny Weasley Potter from Hufflepuff.



Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2431 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/27/07 Updated: 04/27/07


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 07/27/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hello there, Pooja, my love. I'm here to review another of your stories. Well, let's start by saying that this was fun. A nice light hearted fic that deals with that silliest of sins - vanity.

I adored the little details you brought into the story, especially the description of the hairstyle and the intricacies of the potion. Very well done.

I have a few issues with Ginny, who does seem a bit self-obsessed. However, if she's missing Harry that much then I suppose she might get a bit desperate. She seemed rather too vain for a girl who's generally charging all over the Quidditch Pitch. But, I realise this was a story written for a challenge and so I did take the characterisation with a pinch of salt. (and she was rather funny hee hee).

Hermione was well drawn. Knowledgeable, and not just about spells but about relationships too. She was how I picture her. I think you may need to look at some of the phrasing when she speaks. She sounds a bit too formal at times. This works well when she's talking about the potion that they are brewing - because Hermione is a bit of a show-off and does come across as a teacher in canon. However when she's speaking to her friend, I think she'd be less formal.

It was a good fable though. Well done.

~Carole~

Author's Response: Hey Carole! Thanks for the review. I totally agree with Ginny's characterisation. I really wasn't sure of how to carry on this challenge without making her a little OOC, though, so I just stuck to it. And Hermione's speech... well, when I wrote this, I was less conversant with English slang, and frankly, in India, speaking in English means being sorta formal. Hehe. Now I've learned, though. :) *hugs*

 

Killer Instincts by Ginny Weasley Potter
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 228]

Summary: London: Four murders have taken place under bizarre circumstances, for what seems to be an equally bizarre reason.

Harry, a happily wedded man with a wonderful wife and a cute daughter, is an Auror at the Ministry of Magic and is now given a new case to solve with Ron and four other Aurors. Incidentally, the four Aurors include Ginny, Harry’s ‘schoolboy crush’; and it turns out to be much more than a crush when Harry sees her again. What’s more is that Harry is working upon a case that seems to connect to him directly. And once again, it opens up old fears: fears of losing loved ones.

Ron, on the other hand, seems to be tired of Hermione. Tempers are running high and fights are breaking out more often than usual. Are they really falling apart? Or can they sort this out before it is too late?

Then there is the case itself. Who is trustworthy, and who is not? Who is deadly enough to murder four people in cold blood?

Indulge into the gut-wrenching action, combined with warm romance and tingling suspense; while I tell you a story of love, ambition and obsession… a story of what those killer instincts can do. EDIT: MAJOR revamping going on, with regard to plot, characterisation, and general style of writing. I would urge you not to read this until I've removed this notice because I wasn't very good six years ago, and this is as bad as I was. *Places traffic cones*

Categories: Ron/Hermione AND Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Book 7 Disregarded, Character Death, Violence

Word count: 130889 Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/27/07 Updated: 10/03/10


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 11/07/08 Title: Chapter 8: Chris Stevens

For one awful moment I thought you'd murdered Chris Stevens and that won't do at all. *smiles* This is a very different story because you could take all the Potterverse stuff out of it and still have a cracking good read.I love the way you've melded two cultures. (Hermione doing yoga made me laugh!) It's an intriguing tale to say the least. I like detective fiction and am usually very good at sussing out who the killer is, but you've got me beat. I suspect EVERYONE! Brilliant. Update soon!

Author's Response: Carole! *squee* Well, I'm so glad that you like the story! Mixing cultures was fun, of course, and I had a ball with all the sari and yoga imagination too. Hehe, you suspect everyone? ;) The first suspect should be me, because I'm the one who's making the characters die, actually :). But yes, that means my primary aim has been achieved. Thank you! Update coming soon!

 

Swallow Your Pride by KASK
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 110]

Summary: I'm not really sure how or when it happened. I'd say somewhere between when he saved my life (and didn't even mention it!) and our late-night conversation. Or maybe in third year, but I just repressed it. No matter when it happened, something clicked with James Potter, and I felt like a fool. Especially when I learned that he had a girlfriend. Hopefully with stories of a nude Petunia and my charm, he'll see the light.

This will be six chapters.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 17517 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/15/07 Updated: 12/03/08


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 12/07/08 Title: Chapter 7: Happy Endings

OH MY WORD! What a fantastic story. I've only just caught it and I'm so glad I've been able to read it in one sitting. If I'd had to wait for chapters I'd have chewed my fingernails off by now. I think I've read all your stories now and I love your writing. You have an incredible way with words. Your characterisation is superb and your descriptions are amazing. Brilliant as always.

Author's Response: Oh thank you! Your review made my day! :)

 

Behind Every Strong Man... by Phoenix5225
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 7]

Summary: For Andrea's fabulous August One-Shot Challenge - the trial of Lucius Malfoy. It probably has more Muggle influence than wizarding, but what can I say - I'm a huge Law & Order fan.


I am Phoenix5225 of Hufflepuff, entering for participation points only. :-)

Categories: One-Shot Challenge Submissions Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2828 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/14/07 Updated: 08/14/07


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 11/19/08 Title: Chapter 1: A Stronger Woman

Very clever. I think you've just answered the question I set in the Badger Bar.

The tension you created in this story holds all the way through.

 

Shades of Black by megan_lupin
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 12]

Summary: Sirius Black: A son, a brother; a friend, a Marauder; a prisoner, a fugitive, a godfather. Many roles were played by Sirius, most veiled with tragedy or loss ... But even in dark night skies, there are stars that shine bright.

A short story collection dedicated to Padfoot.

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

Word count: 15055 Chapters: 6 Completed: No
Published:
08/28/07 Updated: 09/17/08


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 09/17/08 Title: Chapter 6: Part VI: Wake Up

Wow!
This whole series is truly wonderful. I've just read the whole lot in one go and am very pleased I haven't had to wait for updates. I loved the first chapter- you portrayed all four children superbly. Orion and Sirius' relationship was lovely. Orion never gets a look in usually. As for Recognition:- I was spellbound. Your description of the battle was wonderful. How you managed to keep the tension going all the way through was.... well I've run out of superlatives now. BRILLIANT!

 

Summary: When James makes a cocky boast that he knows Hogwarts so well he could make his way around it blindfolded, Lily unexpectedly takes his bet. Now, James has to spend twenty-four hours with a magical blindfold on, fumbling his way around the trickiest areas of the school. If he loses, he must publicly announce his failure, admit he’s not really as cool as he thinks he is, and give a large apology to Severus Snape. If he wins, however, he gains the adulated prize of giving one kiss to Lily Evans.



Suddenly, James is very keen for this bet to take place…



As for Lily… well, at first she thought it would be a grand idea to humiliate Potter, and was looking forward to his embarrassing debut. However, as any student who’s attended Hogwarts for longer than a few hours would know, Hogwarts just isn’t that safe… especially not when you’re blind, have a natural affinity for trouble, and your name is James Potter. Somehow, Lily’s been roped in for Potter-sitting, and it’s starting to look like a very, very long twenty-four hours.



Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4708 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
09/05/07 Updated: 01/08/09


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 01/09/09 Title: Chapter 2: In Which Disagreements Are Had, Shouting Occurs, And Conditions Are (Finally) Set

Oh My! This is fun. What an original idea. I love your characterisation of all the Marauders and Lily. Something you've managed to convey is that they both have to be right, don't they? No wonder they're so well suited.

Minor nit pick at the end of Chapter 2 The marauders looked at each other.. You need to capitalise Marauders.

The other thing I like is how the Marauders are all urging him not to be so stupid - ha ha. Remus, obviously has the right plan, but James is so pig headed. Update soon, this is so much fun! Carole xxx

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing, Carole! I'm so glad you're enjoying it, and even better that you reviewed - makes my day! Thanks for the nitpick - I can never remember whether Mauraders is supposed to be capitalised or not, and obviously it is, so thanks! Hope you carry on reading! xx

 

The Cause by Pussycat123
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 276]

Summary: Marty Price works for The Cause, which involves several campaigns and petitions on a weekly basis. It has become common knowledge within Hogwarts that if you see her coming towards you with a clipboard, you should turn and walk the other way. Or perhaps deny all grasp of the English language. And if this isn’t eccentric enough, there’s also her obsessive written observations of four boys in her year, which will one day make a rather interesting book ...

Remus Lupin, meanwhile, has always been a little different, too. Poor, sweet Remus Lupin is, to the casual observer, the picture of a sensible, hard working student. However, he has three friends who have done more for him than anyone knows and they have done this because of his troubled past, troubled present and troubled future. Why the gloominess? Because Remus Lupin just so happens to be a werewolf.

So what could these two possibly have in common? And how can their stories possibly connect?

Runner-up for the 2008 Best Marauder Era QSQ.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 85857 Chapters: 20 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/06/07 Updated: 10/28/08


Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 07/11/08 Title: Chapter 12: Asparagus

I love your dialogue. That scene in Transfiguration when James is partnering Lily is just superb. I can't stop smirking.

Author's Response: Thanks. I basically make people in my stories the way me and my friends talk ourselves (or the way we would if we could think on our feet quick enough) so thanks!

 
Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 07/11/08 Title: Chapter 13: Paginate

ha Ha ha "Paginate"- you're cracking me up. And Snape giving advice- I LOVE that.

Author's Response: =D Thank you very much. \"Paginate\" was the result of randomly opening the dictionary and pointing. Never a good idea.

 
Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 07/11/08 Title: Chapter 15: Intolerable Apathy

Hurry up with the next chapter! This is so good.

Author's Response: It\'s in the queue, don\'t worry. I\'m glad you\'re enjoying it!

 
Reviewer: Equinox Chick Signed
Date: 07/11/08 Title: Chapter 14: Very Bohemian

The pink-haired Hufflepuff girl; Is that Tonks? please say yes. I love Tonks.

Author's Response: Not necessarily, I don\'t know quite that Tonks would be old enough to go to Hogwarts at this point. I think it\'s just some random pink-haired girl. Sorry. But I have a feeling Tonks was either not born yet, or a very young child at this point.

 
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