Salvete, hip cats!
The name's Ellie, and I like pirates, Harry Potter (fairly obviously) and ice cream. I am also a staunch believer that Hogwarts is real, and I'm still waiting for my letter of acceptance... I'm pretty sure there was a mix-up in the Owlery.
Other than writing fanfiction, my hobbies include taekwondo, drawing, singing, nerding and playing on Guitar Hero. What's that? Why, of course "nerding" is a real word! Sheesh.
Anyways, even though "Dark Blood" is on hiatus at the moment, I'm a-working on a Romeo and Juliet-themed Rose/Scorpius fic, only less tragic. :D
Summary: Keedie Dante has experienced many amazing things during her time at Hogwarts, including the hushed up drama that was the Chamber of Secrets. However, with two overachieving friends and a headmaster who does not even know she exists, Keedie feels that perhaps her seventh year will not be too spectacular. However, Dumbeldore sees her potential as a writer and enrols her in a simple writing course. Here, she meets the mysterious and terrifying Tom Riddle and they instantly get under one another's skin. She is drawn to his dark determination towards some unknown goal and he is fascinated by her, in every way. However, Tom's friends do not approve of Keedie and her unconventional ways and Keedie has many people trying to keep her away from the dark young man as well. Something inside tells Keedie that she can make him better, but even he assures her that this is an impossible task. But she's not one to give up easily...
"He is a dark one, Keedie. Try not to let him consume you entirely."
This story has the characters Albus Dumbledore, Armando Dippet, Moaning Myrtle, Rubeus Hagrid, Aaron Dante, Harry Potter, Ebony Abbott, Minerva McGonagall, Melena Creevey, Ollivander, Gregor Holmwood, Horace Slughorn and, of course, Tom Riddle and Keedie Dante...enjoy!
Winner of "Best Romance Between Other Characters" and nominated for "Best Female OC" in the 2009 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Well done, you made me cry. I just can't believe that Keedie's dead and Tom is all on his lonesome again! Ohmigod, it's like West Side Story, except the girl dies instead of the guy. Well, kind of.
I thought that this was excellently written, by the way. Although Voldemort isn't technically supposed to feel anything, I think that Tom is perfectly in character, and very believable.
Waiting extremely eagerly for the epilogue!!! Although it's kind of sad that MTT will be ending... I hardly ever persevere to the end of a chaptered fanfic. It's like the end of an era!
Author's Response: I know!! I'm so sad, myself. Do review the epilogue, as it's got quite a lot in it! :)
I... I can't quite believe it. It's OVER. And even though I feel strangely hollow inside, I thought that this was a beautiful ending. It was just... perfect. So well tied up, as well. I will now and forever have a place in my heart for poor old Tom Riddle.
Oooh, and thanks for the shout out in the end notes! Excitement! ;-)
Author's Response: Gosh, I didn't think it would get accepted so soon. The previous chapter hardly has any reviews. It's all so sudden. Anyway, thanks for all your lovely reviews and I'm glad you liked the ending. :D
OH MY WIZARD GOD! Not Keedie! I have to admit, I kind of saw this coming, but it was still kind of a shock. Gosh darn that Muggle tramp!
The only bad thing I have to say about this chapter is that the last couple of paragraphs didn't seem to flow very well. I mean, it might just be me... but they just seemed a bit jarring to me.
Other than that, great chapter! I've probably said this before, but I just adore the way you write Tom and Keedie, daaahling. I've always loved that forbidden love concept. So, yay. :-D
Author's Response: Thanks! Next chapter soon. Thanks for the nomination, by the by. :-)
Whyyyy? I know you're supposed to hate Voldemort, but I feel so sorry for him! And Keedie... this is terrible! I'll be stewing over this until the next chapter comes out! Despite all of that, good chapter. Nice one for making Umbridge get battered. ;-)
Author's Response: The last line of your review made me laugh out loud! I do loathe her, so I think she deserves it. As for Tom and Keedie, they really don't function too well without one another so I wouldn't worry.
I must say, I really love this story. It's so romantic! And I'm really intrigued as to how it will all turn out, because Tom's going to have to turn into Voldemort as some stage. Which is sad, because he and Keedie are so sweet together.
Speaking of Tom... well, I love him. He's just so evil! I try to not think of him as Voldemort - ever. Anyway, my affections aside, I think that your characterisation of him is very accurate, and Keedie is a also great OC.
This chapter was especially mysterious; who is the presence in Keedie's head? And what did Tom want to ask her? Very well-written and engaging, well done!
Eagerly awaiting the next update!
Author's Response: *smiles* Can I just say thank you for such a lovely review. And you're right, he is going to have to turn into the Dark Lord at some stage. The voice in the head and the question Tom wanted to ask will become clear and updates are pretty regular. Thanks again! :-)
Summary: Harper Riley is one of the most gifted young witches of her generation. However, since the traumatic events of the Battle of Hogwarts, she has not spoken a single word. Her Muggle parents were killed, along with her two wizarding brothers, and she is on the run from her squib guardian, a sinful and harsh man with a strong hatred of magic.
Harry Potter is recently married and settled, however, his life seems to take on another dramatic turn when he and Ginny find Harper. Her refusal to speak makes things a lot harder for them to discover how to help her. Luckily, Harry knows someone who owes him a favour. Someone who he and Ginny may not like, but they trust. Someone whose profession is to help those who suffer from the Battle of Hogwarts, no matter their story…
If anyone can get her talking again, it’s Blaise.
"I don't want to forget that night...but I don't want to remember it either."
A Blaise Zabini/Original Character romance
This story has the characters: Blaise Zabini, Harper Riley, Jimmy Peakes, Harry Potter, Ginny Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Weasley, Isabella Zabini, Draco Malfoy, Dennis Creevey, Leonard Wilkes, Theodore Nott and Minerva McGonagall plus many more.
YAY Keedie cameo! And I see a little bit of Tom in Blaise, methinks. ;-) Oooh, and big reveal - Leo, not a Squib? The plot thickens!
/hideously short review
Awesome chapter! Keep updating, pleeeaaase.
Author's Response: I'll keep updating, never fear. Good to have Keedie back, no? And yes...Leo is now a very dangerous threat :(
Ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod, those two drive me CRAZY! (Yeah, I've been reading this for a while and loving every moment. :P) Why won't they just admit their undying love for one another?!?!?!?! And more importantly, why doesn't Blaise love ME?!?!
Sorry, I'm getting kind of overexcited. I already can't wait for the next update. :D
Author's Response: LOL, Blaise Zabini fan? You've read MTT, you knw the drill! :-)
Firstly, this was a crazy chapter (as in good; I want a Blaise for myself), and secondly (though this is a little strange), I got inspired to draw Blaise and Harper dancing. I'm not 100% sure about where in the story it's supposed to be, by the way. You can have a look, if you want, but I just thought that I should say that Blaise and Harper inspired me! :-)
PS: It's pretty rough and not exactly how I imagine the two of them, but I hope you like it!
Author's Response: OMG, I am in love with it. You're very talented; I cannot draw to save myself though I wish I could, because I'd love to have visual aids!! Thank you so very much for sharing, again- I love it! :D
*wipes away a tear*
That was a lovely ending, very satisfying and heart-warming, but I'm so sad to see it go! Thank heavens for MFF and Once, There Was A Girl - and, of course, the mysterious sequel! I'm sorry, I've got to admit it - your fics are like crack to me.
Ooh, there was one line that I really loved - where the Healer came in and told Blaise that Harper was supposed to be in bed, and he said, "I'm GETTING her to bed". It was just so, well, Blaise! And, of course, the reunion scene was gorgeous.
To conclude, a wonderful ending! Huzzah!
Author's Response: I love that line too. Good old Blaise, there'll be plenty of him and Harper in the sequel which should be up pretty sharpish. Stay tuned :D
Oh my god! I absolutely did not see that coming!!! AAAHHH!!!!! Pleeeaaase say that there's a happy ending - I don't think I could bear another tragedy. :'(
Ooh, and I'm so glad you liked the picture! Yay! *is warm and fuzzy inside*
... Still, that doesn't excuse you from this twistiest of plot twists... waaahh!
Author's Response: Picture was ace. Next chapter pretty soon, I hope :D
Summary: It was only a kiss, how did it end up like this? It was only a kiss… It was only a kiss…
Draco Malfoy has been released from Azkaban. He is free to start a fresh. The only problem is, he doesn’t want a new start, he still wants one thing from his old life. He wants that one thing more than anything in the entire world. But she does not want him back. And he cannot accept that.
OMGOMGOMG - squeeeeeee!!! Your fic was accepted! And was it worth the wait?
This was fairly heartbreaking... I nearly had a fit when I realised that Draco had removed Ginny's memory of the kiss. :'( I am a crazed Draco fangirl, and a little piece of my soul withered and died seeing him so miserable. It really makes you hate Ginny, huh?
Anyway... awesomeness! I'm away laughing on a fast camel (that's how I roll)! Pip pip! x
Author's Response: I am glad you thought it was worth the wait Ellie! I know it has been ages, but apparently you knew it had been accepted before I did! :-P now that is one hard-core fan! Thankyou so much for your reveiw, and i am sorry about your soul.... :-p Loving the fast camel... Russia xxxxx
Oh my God! This was just perfect! Like Love Actually, only with magic! It was so sweet, and I actually kind of got a bit teary... THANK YOU!
Author's Response: Thanks! You know, that's funny you mentioned Love Actually - the working title for this fic was "Love Actually Is All Around." >.> So yeah, weird coincidence. I'm so glad you liked it!
Summary: Two Slytherins. One is cold, the other is warm. One values communication, the other values silence. One has little use for humanity, the other is out to save the world.
And yet they are drawn together.
Follow their conversations through the Battle of Hogwarts and beyond.
This is Striped_Candycane of Ravenclaw writing for the Gift of Gab Challenge
Ohmigod! I'm not usually a big fan of dialogue, but I thought that this was extremely expressive, and you really managed to set the scene and make it gripping.
Also, even though I know you weren't trying to make this a romance, I absolutely adore this pairing! Ingenious! :P
Author's Response: Thanks! It is an interesting pairing...that's probably why I like it so much. :)
‘Maybe Hufflepuff? Your loyalty is overpowering....’
‘No, I’m a Gryffindor. I have to be a Gryffindor!’
This is a story about Hugo Weasley. He's overshadowed by his vast family, but that doesn't stop him from being his own person. He's a Gryffindor just like the rest, but he doesn't understand the how or why. This is a story about Hugo Weasley, and how he discovered that he was a true Gryffindor.
This was great, and it was nice to see Hugo portrayed as the main character. However, I do have one nit-pick:
"‘Yes, Professor.’ I gulped, and turned away with a nod of my head. She smiled at me, pleased I wasn’t arguing. This essay was going to be hard, but I probably deserved it. I knew the penalty for shoddy work. Still, I never thought I’d get the penalty. It served me right, though, probably. I’d got barely any homework done on the weekend, because I’d spent Saturday in Hogsmeade and on Sunday I’d overslept. So I’d stayed up late a few nights this week finishing essays. Apparently, it had taken its toll on me."
To me, this paragraph doesn't flow very well, and it sort of takes you out of the story. I think the problem is that you recycled the sentence structure a lot...
Other than that, I thought that this was a very sweet story. Yay! :-)
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! And uhrgh, can't believe I missed that paragraph -- it's so choppy! >.< I'm pleased you liked the story. xx