I am an obsessed Harry Potter fan who, according to one friend, "needs rehab." Hehe. I like canon-compliant stories and pairings, especially Romione, which is probably evident from my stories.
You will notice I don't use British spellings. I always strive to accurately portray British culture in my fics and have my characters (and JK's) behaving in culturally appropriate ways. But spelling and punctuation are tools of the writer, and I'm an American writer. :) I always feel incredibly pretentious when I use British spellings (if it's required for a challenge)--LOL.
Right, just wanted to let you know where I'm coming from in case you are annoyed that I spell it color instead of colour. Hehe.
Summary: Harry writes a love note to one person...but someone else recieves it and gets the wrong idea. From here, confusion and chaos come about. Who is really sending the notes? Who really likes who? What is going on?!
This was a truly entertaining diversion tonight. I can't believe I stayed up this late reading it... I especially loved chapter four, with Ron's "potions junk" rambling. Really great read.
Summary: There's no better Christmas gift than a first kiss. A special Ron/Hermione Christmas one-shot to keep you warm - no misteltoe required. Special Christmas Update 12/25/05: "Ron's Secret" - a special illustration by yours truly!
I've never cared enough to register and leave a review before. This is probably my favorite Ron/Hermione piece around. Really nice job... totally believable and in character.
Summary: Sense: a word of so many meanings. This is a story about senses. The common sense notion of self preservation that is lost when friends are in need, the senses of the body that can be damaged so easily, and the intuitive senses of the heart that tell you when things have changed. R/Hr focused with a little bit of H/G, not a lot of fluff, with rotating views between the characters on a truly horrific day.
Quicksilver Quills Runner-Up - Best Romance, Canon
Oh. My. Word. This is unquestioningly the best fanfic I have ever read. I have accomplished nothing for hours now because I simply couldn't stop until I knew how it all ended (though I confess skipping to the epilogue a few chapters back to make sure Hermione would pull through). JI am a die-hard R/Hr shipper too, but only enjoy fanfics where they are truly in character... you have written them both wonderfully, as well as everyone else. Great job on this. You are a wonderful writer and I hope there is more from you around here. Thanks. somewhere.
Summary: After the last battle, can the survivors deal with the pain of losing their most beloved friend?
Not fully a romance, but with just enough fluff thrown in it can qualify. It is definetly a bittersweet story with moslty Ron/Hermione but with a teensy bit of Harry/Ginny. Bring a tissue! One-shot. Fully revised, finally! R&R
I hate when my allergies cause my eyes to water this way.... this was a good read, though I'm so relieved JKR did not force us to endure this in canon. NIce job.
Summary: 2007 QSQ Awards Runner-up for Best Post-Hogwarts
Petunia Dursley is enjoying dinner with her family when someone starts pounding on the door. Ready to tell them off for being so rude and refusing to leave when they didn't answer at first, Petunia opens the door to have a baby shoved into her arms and told she is his only family. Years after the great Harry Potter defeated Voldemort, Death Eaters have risen to power and taken over Hogsmeade, Hogwarts, and even the Ministry of Magic. Their marriages announced invalid, their children in danger and their lives hanging by a thread, the heroes of the war with Voldemort must once again take a stand against evil.
H/G and R/Hr
*Quote from The Epilogue*
Suddenly Harry was kissing her as if he couldn’t resist the temptation. There was a kind of frenzy to the kiss at first, a kind of desperate need, but it melted into something soft and sweet and gentle, a promise of a future when kisses would never be limited. When they broke apart he rested his forehead on hers, sprinkling a few affectionate butterfly kisses across her face. “I love you,” he murmured.
Thank-you that Ron is not dead. I think it would have been too much for me! Enjoying this...
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying it :) And of course I couldn't kill Ron!
Well. That was just wonderful. Really amazing. I actually called several other fics my all-time-favorite because it was up to that point... but this takes the cake.
I love how you redeemed Petunia completely, and yet believably. Nice work using Ginny's attitude toward her as a measure of how that was happening, and when it was complete.
I have already reread several of the Ron/Hermione moments because I'm a complete junkie, but really, all of the characters seemed perfectly in character to me. I was so sad that Bill really was dead, but I suppose it had to be... not everyone could survive such a war.
I love how you wrote Hermione, especially. She is a favorite character of mine, but I think she is hard to write, especially when writers (including myself) try to imagine her as a mom. SHe's always kind of ridiculous with schedules and anal about it all, or this raging career woman... I think your description is just right... dedicated to her career, but completely undone (in a good way) by motherhood...
"Becoming the mother to one child had made Hermione the mother to everyone; while at the office she was still the woman who adamantly fought for S.P.E.W., around home she had taken on a rather maternal role towards the world, most especially when it came to Harry and Ron. Neither of them seemed to mind very much, and Ginny knew that even if it hadn't been in a maternal manner, Hermione had been taking care of Harry and Ron for a very long time."
I just loved that bit. Right into my favorites this goes... thanks for the great read!
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun slowly redeeming Petunia, but I was definitely afraid it wouldn't be realistic. It's good to know you think it was! And I'm so glad you liked how I wrote Hermione -- I agree that she's a hard character to write, but I love her :)
Summary: Harry Potter has fulfilled his destiny, and survived his final confrontation with Voldemort; the Dark Lord has been vanquished, but at a terrible price. Dozens are dead, including some of those closest to Harry, and he blames only himself for failing them. Desperate, he returns to Hogwarts hoping to change what has happened and save those he loves. In doing so he unknowingly saves himself, but the consequences require great sacrifice.
This short story is now complete. It begins on the battlefield just after Harry’s duel with Voldemort, and follows Harry as he tries desperately to right the mistakes of the past, only to rewrite his own future.
Okay, I am sitting here sobbing, Gina... SOBBING in front of my confused children.Seriously, my friend, you are so good... do you know that? What a plot! And I am amazed anew at your command over an action scene... it never got confusing, not even with so many characters involved and so many spells flying. I don't know how you do it. I knew it wouldn't end happily, but I thought you were going to kill of Ginny instead of Ron and/or Hermione. I would have preferred that, to be honest, but this was a much better story for the way you wrote it. I adore Harry. I was so, so happy that Ron was alive (you know me) but truly, losing Harry was just as heartrending. I'm glad you let them know what he had done for them. And I just sobbed when Ron felt Harry's real arms around him after hearing the truth, that it had mostly been because of him. One question: Ron really was dead in the first scenario, right? Two times Harry said, "I thought you were dead." And I was worried that he actually wasn't, and it was all for nothing, Harry going back. But Ron really was dead, right?
I am so glad I got to trolling your author page the other night. That J/L was a sweet read, but when I saw that you claimed this as a story you were especially proud of, I had to bookmark it. And reading it was worth the late night I am now going to have because I was supposed to be writing my brawl drabble right now.. .lol. Hehe. I bow to your mad skillz my friend. Well done.~ Lori
Summary: Dumbledore’s gone and Harry, Ron and Hermione have returned to Privet Drive to start their search for the Horcruxes. Their plan not to return to Hogwarts is changed with the reading of Dumbledore’s will. Harry must discover that his friends are a greater help then he can imagine and how to use the “Power the Dark Lord knows not.” With a little romance, action, mystery and even Quidditch along the way, Harry will find out if he and his friends can defeat the greatest Dark Wizard of the age.
This story was completely written before the release of DH or the Order of the Phoenix movie. Any similarities are entirely coincidental.
All reviews will recieve a response!
I wish I could sit here all night and read this but I guess 6 chapters will have to do for today. I'm really enjoying this... you've written everyone so in character. It's refreshing! More when I get to read further...
Author's Response: glad you are enjoying it so far. HOpe to hear from you again, Take Care
Author's Response: glad you are enjoying it so far. HOpe to hear from you again, Take Care
Only six more chapters to go, but my eyes will just stay open another moment. I shall finish tomorrow. I like how you write... "as if noon had sprung from midnight" is a good example of what I mean... just a nice, original style.
Author's Response: Thanks, glad you are enjoying it, although, don't lose any sleep over it. Take Care
I think this was just wonderful. I have never stuck with a story this long, but I am just so glad I did. The characters were so wonderfully in character at every moment. I particularly loved that Ron and Hermione are not a bungling mess of a couple as they are in so many fics, and the lovely friendship you developed between Neville and Luna.
Most of all, these last two chapters were just a perfect ending. The bit with the chocolate frog cards was terrific, so satisfying a way to wrap up everything... love the bit about Ron winning best smile. HA! Really a delightful read, and I will be adding it to my favorites, as well as searching for more of your work. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks so much, I had a great time writing it, and still planning a sequal with Vincent but haven't had time. As for Ron and Hermione, I actually see them a lot like my wife and myself so they sort of developed their relationship the way I we did. Glad you stuck with it to the end. Take Care
Summary: Harry places his thoughts into Dumbledore’s Pensieve in hope to save Ron and Hermione’s relationship. Ron and Hermione delve into the Pensieve and revive essential moments of their Hogwarts experience starting with the day they met. This is a riveting tale, casting Ron and Hermione to the past as they unwind time and memories. As they unfold time will their hearts dare to let each other in? Or is the past too hard to bear?
What a creative idea, and a lovely story. Thanks.
Summary: James Potter has resolved to get over Lily Evans and move on with life during his seventh year at Hogwarts. An incident after Potions changes all that when their verbal spat in the corridor turns into something more. As Lily struggles with her principles, James tries to win her over once and for all.
*Swoon*Oh, Gina, this has me absolutely dazed. :) You see, there is this OTHER story with James and Lily, and it seems they will NEVER get their act together and realize how much they adore one another... and this was just the resolution I needed until another chapter of that one comes along... haha. Siriusly, your James is as great as ever. I especially liked how he tried to keep from participating in the verbal sparring at first, and really loved the line about "entertaining you with my exceptional wit and talent." So clever. Loved the end, and how they came together rather easily (well, for them, anyway) this time. "I already like you." You are the James/Lily queen, my friend. Loved this!
Summary: Harry receives some solid advice from a friend on the eve of the Yule Ball.
This poem was written by Gmariam of Ravenclaw for the December Challenge. It is for the third prompt, a parody of a Christmas Carol.
LOL! Gina, this was good fun. I especially like that Harry doesn't want to look like a git. ;) Your banner and link are doing their jobs... good stuff!
Author's Response: Hey, thanks Lori! I wrote this several years ago but I still like it and it's not AU, so I figured I'd link it in my signature. I'm so glad you came and read it. And I'm glad you liked it, it was fun to write. Thanks so much!! ~Gina :)
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, Harryâ€™s â€˜schoolboy crushâ€™; and it turns out to be much more than a crush when Harry sees her again. Whatâ€™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 obsessionâ€¦ 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*
If Ron and Hermione do not make it, someone is going to have to obliviate me to get this story out of my head. Or chip in for my therapy? I seriously cannot take them like this much longer. ;) Please, oh writer, make them come to their senses... BOTH of them.
Oh, and I obviously am enoying this story. :)
Author's Response: LOL. Don't worry about Ron and Hermione, they're having a phase... ;) Thanks for the review!
Summary: During the course of Deathly Hallows, Ron Weasley has his own demons to overcome. How does Ron cope and come to terms with himself during two weeks that are missing in Deathly Hallows?
No comments on this fic in over two years! Wow. I'm so glad I stumbled into this. It's just a wonderful look through Ron's eyes, in character and very well written. Love the Shell Cottage stuff with Bill and Fleur. Don't know if you are still around, but I will be looking to see if you have anything more. Thanks!
Summary: The end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - from Ginny's POV
I like this very much. What a clever idea... to rewrite something we already have witnessed, from another point of view. Well done.
Summary: During the Battle of Hogwarts, almost all in the side of the Light fought for love.
And in the middle of the scurry and flurry and before the outright fury of the confrontation, Harry’s two best friends come upon their own piece of the revered word and its many-fold but meekest meaning.Don’t let my artsy summary fool you. This is my one true pairing, pure and simple, and the events that just piled on top of each other leaving Hermione with no other inclination than to finally fling herself to Ron for that Kiss.
~Written as a present for Ginny Weasley Potter. Happy birthday, sis!
I liked this very much. I especially liked your take on what they were thinking in the room of requirement and leading up to the destruction of the horcrux. Most of the stuff I've read on this missing moment is just about the horcrux. Nice writing.
Summary: DH SPOILERS! Harry is so consumed with his career as an Auror that he loses touch with Ginny and their children until a letter arrives to help him remember what really matters. But is something sinister waiting out there to take it all away? An escape from Azkaban, the first in twenty years, stirs up Harry's worst fears from the past as those he loves are threatened.
Romance, mystery, and drama combine to make this a story you won't soon forget! Set one year before DH epilogue. Completely canon compliant. All reviews receive responses.
THE EPILOGUE IS UP! I don't know whether to laugh or cry as this story comes to an end, and Harry finally figures out where it's really at. (Thanks again to the amazing mods for your rapid-fire response!)
What a delightful read. I haven't accomplished a single thing I meant to do tonight, but I'm not a bit sorry. Certainly this is one of (if not THE) the best stories I've read in all of fanfictiondom. Thanks, and great job!
Summary: Fred is dead.
But that's just the beginning! Because one of George's ears is up in heaven, and the other is down on earth...
Oh, the possibilities!
Written for the Next Great Adventure challenge on the MNFF beta boards. I am Schmerg_The_Impaler of Hufflepuff House.
Twice nominated for Best Post-Hogwarts Story in the 2008 Quicksilver Quills Awards!
Okay. This is flat. awesome. I must to bed, but tomorrow I will search out your other stuff.
Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much! Ha, I'm very proud of this story. ^_^
Summary: My take on the first of those 'nineteen years' between the 36th chapter of DH and the epilogue.
Warnings: contains an unusually-shaped ring, a nosy neighbour, a rude shop assistant, shaving mishaps, thoughtful gestures, threatening goblins, and, unexplained appearances of Romantic!Ron and Romantic!Harry. You have been warned.
Rating is for *mild* innuendo and *mostly* innocent interactions but I wouldn't let my 9 year old read it.
I seriously like this story. What a treat to find a new installment. Can't wait for more... but of course I will have to.
Author's Response: Thank you, Lori. Not much longer to wait, I hope. cj