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Love Story by Radcliffefan07
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 40]

Summary: This is the story of true love. Over the course of the summer the unexpected happens and many things change in the lives of our three favorite characters. This is my take on the the way things should have been. Follow the trio through the summer after the battle, their seventh year at Hogwarts and beyond. H/Hr. Enjoy!

Categories: Harry/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Epilogue? What Epilogue?, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 15895 Chapters: 7 Completed: No
Published:
06/03/09 Updated: 01/17/13


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 12/08/09 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Please please please update. Hardly anyone writes Harmony fics anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need my fix!!!!!!!!!

Author's Response: I'm sorry it's been so long on the updates... I've been really busy in RL and I've actually just gotten busier since I've been promoted to manager at my store. I have the first seventeen chapters written, and chapter one is nearly finished being beta'd, so hopefully you'll see an update soon. -Ash

 

The Truth Behind the Hatred by mudbloodproud
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: Severus Snape always hated Neville Longbottom. He treated him as bad if not worse than he treated Harry Potter.

Neville Longbottom has been teaching at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for fifteen years. Over the course of time, he has come in contact with the portrait of Severus Snape in the Headmistress’ office on several occasions.

It seemed dying had not lessened Snape’s hatred of Neville at all. What happens one day when Neville is asked to come to the Headmistress’ office and alone in the office, confronts Snape over his treatment of him? Will Neville finally learn the truth?



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1926 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/29/09 Updated: 06/29/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 09/14/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Truth Uncovered

Ah, this was great. I love the concept and you did it justice. I don't know if I'm slow and that everyone else had figured out the reason why Snape was cruel to Neville but I clicked a couple of paragraphs in. It just makes absolute sense and I can't believe I didn't realise before! Well done on a great fic. I can't wait to start working on my Untold Story Challenge now!!!

 

The Double by OHara
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Six years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy is recruited by a sinister organization called the Confederacy, which is bent on destroying Muggle-borns all over Britain.

But Draco turns traitor and becomes a double agent for the Ministry. Can he and handler Astoria Greengrass stop the Confederacy before they wreak havoc on the Wizarding World?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 8998 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
07/01/09 Updated: 07/27/10


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/24/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Deal

I know I've already reviewed but I was just wondering when the next installment was due. I am literally on the edge of my seat every time I turn on my laptop hoping you have updated!!!

Author's Response: I'm sorry about the lack of updates; I've really fallen off the Mugglenet grid! This summer has been hectic, but I really am trying to get some more chapters posted. Sorry to leave you hanging! Your patience will be rewarded!

 
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 07/03/09 Title: Chapter 1: The Deal

Wow, fantastic! I really like your characterisation of Draco. Everything he says seems credible. Can't wait for the next installment. Great job, very impressive.

Author's Response: Thank you! Canon characterization is a difficult part of writing fan fiction and I'm glad you thought it was credible!

 
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 09/14/09 Title: Chapter 2: The Robbery

Yay, thank you for updating! This was a great chapter and a lot longer too which was good. I love how you give Draco a little compassion at the end for the Squib. Great job! Can't wait to see more.

Author's Response: I'm very glad that you enjoyed the chapter, especially after waiting for so long! Again, sorry about that. I think Chapter 3 will be up in a much more timely manner than Chapter 2!

 
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 07/28/10 Title: Chapter 3: The Arrest

WOW! You've updated! I had almost given up on this fic. Fantastic chapter as usual. I'm trying to think who the leader of the Confederacy could be... I wonder if it is someone we know from canon? Hmmm. Very intriguing. I love how you are keeping Draco in character. Can't wait for the next update XD

Author's Response: I'm really sorry for the long delay. I'm a big-time procrastinator. But I have a detailed outline of how the story will progress, so I'll be able to pick up right where I left off! And the leader of the Confederacy IS someone we've seen before! Thanks so much for sticking with this fic!

 

Letters From Hogwarts by mudbloodproud
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 20]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIn Britain, there are two birthdays that are waited for with bated breath by witches and wizards alike. The first is turning eleven. This birthday brings an owl bearing a letter to Hogwarts.

For some, getting their letter does not go as planned. In this series, you will discover the day several witches and wizards received their letter and why it wasn’t just a normal day.

I wish to thank my beta, Alyssa (harry4lif).

I do not own anything your recognise in this story. It all belongs to J.K. Rowling. I am just thankful to be able to play in her world for a little while.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2470 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
07/05/09 Updated: 08/15/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/15/09 Title: Chapter 1: James Sirius Potter

This is a brilliant concept and you have executed it well. Can't wait for more! Please, please, please do Remus. I noticed you commented below that you might do the Marauders and I think that's a great idea especially Remus. He would be so interesting to do!

Author's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed it. I do have an idea for Remus, so stay tuned. Terri

 

My False God by Indigoenigma
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 1]

Summary: Albus reflects on who and what Gellert really was.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 162 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/07/09 Updated: 07/16/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 07/16/09 Title: Chapter 1: You Are Darkness

Very poignant. I love it.

Author's Response: Thank you!

 

I'll Pick You Up by MagEd
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 362]

Summary: Past Featured Story“Guilt brings people together. It’s a takes one to know one type thing.”

James Potter has always been a spoiled, arrogant, lazy show-off. When he enters his final year at Hogwarts School, he’s Head Boy . . . and he’s still a spoiled, arrogant, lazy, show-off. But because of that terrible summer, he’s also guilt-ridden.

Lily Evans has always been a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. When she begins her last year at Hogwarts, she’s Head Girl . . . and still a self-righteous, impatient, temperamental know-it-all. But the first night back — and the murder that takes the entire school by surprise — leave her guilt-ridden as well.

With the darkness that’s surrounding the Wizarding world slowly seeping, at long last, onto the grounds of Hogwarts and into the lives of James Potter and Lily Evans, what comes next?

*Completed*

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations

Word count: 138022 Chapters: 22 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/07/09 Updated: 09/04/10


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/29/09 Title: Chapter 5: It's Not Your Fault It Gets This Hard

Oh I am loving this fic! Keep up the good work. Can't wait for the next chapter :)

Author's Response: Thanks! The next chapter should be up soon!

 

Meet the Weasleys by dominiqueweasley
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: There are a lot of people we don't know on the Weasley family tree, and we're about to meet a few of them... in some rather interesting situations.

This is a collection of one-shots I've been writing ever since Deathly Hallows was released about the next-generation Weasley/Potter family.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 5499 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
07/20/09 Updated: 08/16/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 07/31/09 Title: Chapter 1: Audrey

This is such a great idea. I've enjoyed both so far and look forward to more. I too love the idea of mischievous young witches and wizards sneaking off to watch muggle films about magic! One little thing, I'm having trouble imagining Dominique skipping in jandals (or flip-flops as you call them)! But anyway, well done! Have you thought about doing one about or related to Charlie in any way? I'd like to see his character explored a bit more on MNFF.

Author's Response: Thank you! I really apperciate the review. Hmm... Maybe I will write one about Charlie. He isnt exactly next generation but he is the Weasley we know the least about. And the whole thing about him never getting married... :)

 

Don't Want To Know by Black-Sand
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: Severus and his girlfriend are having a… conversation when Hermione interrupts, causing the witch in the fun hot pink dress robes to hide. Warning: Snape may be OOC… or it may just be a side of him we have never seen before.

Sequel to What Luck, written on request from my fabulous, unfortunately ex-beta, Wilfen07. Only ex because of computer failure but twilightHPgirl18 and Mary-ann3112 graciously stepped in and did an amazing job.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 1554 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/26/09 Updated: 07/30/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 07/31/09 Title: Chapter 1: Hermione's Regretted Questions

Oh this made my day lol I love little humour fics like this :)

Author's Response: G'day It's a pleasure to know you liked it. ...xXxLove SandyxXx...

 

On Any Day by MagEd
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 40]

Summary: "Ron . . . it was never Harry. It was always you. It was ever only you. Just you."

It's been two months since Ron and Hermione shared their first kiss. Now they're facing another first: their first date. *one-shot*

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: Sexual Situations

Word count: 6423 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/29/09 Updated: 08/03/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/03/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was sooooooo Hermione and Ron. You're characterisation was really good. I can imagine Hermione being all frazzled about a date compared to her normal logical self. I loved it! RON AND HERMIONE SKINNY DIPPING!!!!!! LMAO

Author's Response: Ooh, I'm glad you thought so! I really hoped to get their characters down right. Thanks for the review! And yes, Ron and Hermione skinny dipping is a pretty crazy imagine, isn't it? ;)

 

A Difficult Conversation by DracoGurlFurever
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 14]

Summary: Draco Malfoy has asked Harry Potter for a meeting. When Harry arrives, curious to see what he might want, the revelations Draco makes are astounding. Will this very difficult conversation change the way the two men see each other? Will Harry be willing to help Draco?

Categories: Post-Hogwarts, Draco/Ginny Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Profanity

Word count: 2735 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/31/09 Updated: 08/01/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: A Difficult Conversation

In short, this is great! I love conversations between Harry and Draco (as you know!) and this was fantastic.

I enjoyed the tension you start off with, first with Harry waiting for Draco (in fact the whole beginning reminded me of the beginning of HBP when Harry is waiting for Dumbledore to arrive) and second with Draco's secretive demeanor.

Draco was silent for a minute, then replied rather obliquely. “It used to be a strip club, you know.”

This was clever. I can so imagine Draco saying something like this to buy himself time!

And I totally agree that your Draco is sexy. Draco is undeniably one of the sexiest character's in the HP universe and this really shone through.

So well done! I'm looking forward to reading more of your work :)

Author's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review :) We do share a common love of sarcastic conversations between Harry and Draco, haha. As for him being sexy, *sigh* so true. I'm really tempted to write more about Draco, and I'll probably do so as soon as I find my next plot bunny! Again, thanks so much for reviewing! *hug* Apurva.

 

Friendship Will Endure by ginnygirl16
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew. Known throughout their later school years as the Marauders. Notorious for pranking even the most proper professors and popular students. Friends until the end.

But when a conflict arises during third year, will the boys be able to put aside their feelings and remain friends?

This is the events that followed the Gryffindor Quidditch try-outs of 1973.

This is ginnygirl16 from Slytherin writing my final for the MWPP: The Truth Revealed class.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 2012 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/31/09 Updated: 08/10/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 09/18/09 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

What a great idea. You used something so inherently Potterverse i.e Quidditch to show the Marauder relationships. I really enjoyed reading this and I think your characterisation was good. There was just one point about the characterisation of Peter which I thought was a bit off. I'm not sure that he would have like that in McGonagall's office.

I suppose I was just fed up with being shoved in the background.

I just always imagined Peter being fine in the background in his earlier years at Hogwarts and merely happy to be a Marauder even if he was ridiculed by the others. But other than that, your characterisation was good. I did enjoy your Remus. Sometimes I feel that a lot of Marauder era fics have Remus as this sort of passive mediator but I doubt he was always like that. He is a teenage boy and he is going to be a bit stroppy sometimes so well done.

Other nitpicks are merely typos.

I just pointed out to Remus how my life is much worse then yours...
...but instead they seemed even more preoccupied then usual
'Then' should be 'than'

I also loved the way you handled the scene in McGonagall's office. I liked how you had the boys sort it out for themselves with McGonagall merely mediating the process. I thought this tied in well with the title of your fic!

Bringing in the cheek and mischief we all love in the Marauders at the ending was a nice way to finish as well.

Great fic!

Author's Response: Thanks for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed the fic. Thanks for the corrections. I never really call them nitpicks because I appreciate them anyways! I'll make sure to fix those. Thanks again, ~ginnygirl16~

 

The Microcosm by Striped Candycane
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 2]

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

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 2294 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/02/09 Updated: 08/04/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/31/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Congratulations for your win! Wow, this really deserves the top spot, no doubt. Your characterisation was amazing and I loved this pairing. *sigh* don't we all love a sad love story? But well done, I absolutely adore this! Off to favourites...

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review! I'm glad you liked it...

 

Don't Leave Just Yet by ringobeatlesfan4
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary:

You're giving me such a rush.

The final five minutes of an era. Zack, Holly, Alex, and Jack are leaving Hogwarts for good in five minutes. Not much can happen in five minutes, right?

Incorrect.

Come on, Holly, would you turn me on?



Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1797 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/03/09 Updated: 08/11/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/20/09 Title: Chapter 1: You Are the Taste of Something Sweet

Becca, this was great! I can't wait for your companion fic. Your OC's were really well done, considering we are only seeing a five-minute snap-shot. Awesome stuff!

Author's Response: Thank you, Julia! At first I was worried about the story-in-five-minutes part, as most of the chapters I write span several hours/days. So I'm glad I pulled it off successfully. The OCs develop a bit more in the companion fic, as we get to see a bit about their families (especially Alex), but I meant for their personalities to be set up in this, so I'm glad that bit worked as well. The first chapter's been submitted, the second's with my beta, and the third's halfway done! I'll have a lot of time to write within the next week, though, so I hope the whole fic'll be up by the end of October! Thanks for R&Ring! {BeccA}

 

The Day After by mudbloodproud
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: A death, and a man racked by grief. Is it even possible to survive a grief that goes beyond soul deep? Is it even worth surviving when you know in your heart, everything good in your life is gone?

I do not own anything you recognise. It all belongs to J. K. Rowling. I am just thankful to play in her world for a little while.



Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mental Disorders, Violence

Word count: 1257 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/03/09 Updated: 08/03/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/04/09 Title: Chapter 1: Torment and Grief

Wow, what an ending. And what a twist. But what a powerful, amazing, saddening, heart-felt story. Perhaps it was obvious to some and maybe I'm being silly but at first I thought it was George, especially after reading your other story 'A Mother Remembers'. However, it captured Snape perfectly as well.

Once his salvation, now his prison.

This ending sent shivers down my spine. It is perfect. It is so right. I thought about it on a number of levels. First, Snape must go as he promised Dumbledore to protect Harry. But second, Hogwarts is where he probably remembers Lily most. Everywhere he turns there will be another memory, another ghost from the past. But he would be reminded of James too, reminded of the man who married the woman he loved. Tragic...

 

A Mother Remembers by mudbloodproud
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary:

Today is the day Molly Weasley must bury her child. What thoughts are on her mind as she faces this nightmare?

I do not own anything you recognise in this story. It all belongs to J.K. Rowling. I am just thankful to escape to her world for a time.



Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 2046 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/03/09 Updated: 08/03/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/03/09 Title: Chapter 1: A Mother Remembers

Wow this is such a moving concept I was pretty much in tears before I started reading! It must have been quite difficult to write for that reason alone, and the fact that no one can really imagine what another person is feeling in times of grief so great job.

The way you incorporated the memories was fantastic. I loved how you used the memory of the twins turning Ron's teddy into a spider. That made me laugh through my tears, it was a nice touch. And I thought your characterisation of the twins was good too. Your invented memory of them receiving their acceptance letters was very credible.

One thing about the ending though. I found it a bit too wordy and repetitive. I understand that there are only so many things that Molly can bear to think about but perhaps the way you structured the sentences could be more varied and worded differently? Just a few thoughts, but overall I loved it :)

Author's Response: Thank you for your review. There is a reason it seemed so repetitive. In that situation, facing that, the brain grabs hold of a few thoughts and keeps repeating itself. I was trying to capture Molly's turmoil over the loss of her son. I am going to look it over again and see if I can make that a bit clearer. Thanks again. Terri

 

Here Lies Fred Weasley by Helz_Spellz
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary:

Two weeks after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry goes to visit George at the Burrow. But George's loss has affected him deeply, and he doesn't know how to cope.



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 906 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/08/09 Updated: 08/12/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/16/09 Title: Chapter 1: Here Lies Fred Weasley

The epitaph is perfect! Even after over 2 years, I'm still coming to terms with the death of Fred. I fully stopped reading DH for five minutes at the end of that chapter, I had to restrain myself from throwing the book across the room! Jo, what were you thinking?! Anyway, enough ranting, well done :)

Author's Response:

Hehe thanks for a nice review, and feel free to rant, I feel much the same! :) I almost chucked the book too when Fred died, and Dobby too. Heck, I openly sobbed when Dobby died and had to bury my face in my pillow! =D Anyways, thanks!

 

Summary: It is April 1976, and Minerva McGonagall sits in her office, arranging biscuits on a plate. She knows she faces a stormy afternoon because today is the day she has to advise her four most troublesome students on their future. They call themselves the Marauders; they think they want the same thing, but Minerva knows that the differences between them will not work in everyone's favour. And so, she steels herself for a very difficult day.

This is Equinox Chick submitting her final for the MWPP class.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but I doubt that shocks you.

This story is very much a prequel to The Lions of Gryffindor, but either can be read without knowledge of the other.

In shock at the nomination for a 2009 QSQ award.

Categories: Marauder Era Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2719 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
08/14/09 Updated: 08/14/09


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/14/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ah, this is brilliant. I absolutely love your style. You have created a beautifully melancholic tone. I love it!

Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review --- wow, I don't think anyone's ever reviewed so quickly.

 
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