I am a recent member of the Harry Potter fandom, but I have always had a passion for the written word, and I hope to fulfill it here. I live in a relatively boring corner of Idaho, and I like Kokanee and a good book!
So, I suppose you're wondering what's up with my username. Even if you're not, this is how that happened. No, I was not aspiring to be a Gryffindor. I can't think of any house to which I would belong less than Gryffindor, in fact. It was a moment of clarity that I got while I was battling with myself about whether I should want to be Sorted into Gryffindor to be like Harry or to be Sorted elsewhere and follow my own path. I thought it to be much like the contemplative scene in Hamlet when he weighed taking his own life. I'm not trying to be melodramatic. That's simply is what popped into my head when I was trying to sign up to leave a review. :D
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Oooh! This is quite interesting, and I look forward to the development of this story. :-D So far, it's quite believable and I can see it all playing out in my head. I do hope he's okay, but you'll just have to update to let me know...hint, hint. lol
Author's Response: Thanks, Jess! -hugs- Hint taken... we'll just pretend it wasn't months and months later. :D Thanks for the review!
Wow, I didn't see that coming. Smith? I always knew he was a tool, but wow again.
The plot thickens, and yet again, I find myself anxiously awaiting the next chapter. I hope Draco's ok. :-/
Author's Response: Yep, I thought it might have come as a surprise. But the clue was in Harry's dream in the previous chapter - I took a direct quote from what Smith said to Harry during the DA meeting in book 5, which is what Harry was subconsciously remembering in his dream. I'm only half way through the next chapter and have a busy week ahead, but hopefully in will be up in the next couple of weeks... I hope it will be worth waiting for, there's some good action and more revelations in the next chapter
Ah, now the tale gets strange and twisted...perfect! Well-formed and beautifully articulated, this story is. Can't wait to read more. :-)
Author's Response: Thanks a lot! Glad you like it. I've got two more chapters already written, but I've been a little demotivated recently - I've not written for about a week - so thanks for the review, gives me more motivation!
HA! I see it now. The reference to 'expelliarmus' was the little hint at Smith. Drat, I totally should have seen that, lol
::slaps forehead with palm::
I'm excited for this story. There is so much that is left unsaid from the time that Harry left Hogwarts and his children attended, and I can't wait to read more. Thank Godric for the Bookmarking function. :-)
Ahhhhhh! Nail-biters and cliffhangers! I love the story development, and I can't wait for the next chapter.
Merlin, how I love a nice angsty tale of death and sadness.
How have I never lurked your author page? Seriously, shame on me for that, because you really have some fantastic work on here.
I am jealous, I must admit. The way you write the disarray of the battle is just so incredible. I feel like I was there but all the while I felt it like background noise like Tonks did. The scene-setting and description are just so made of win and excellence. I think my favourite part is when she reached the vacant hallway, like the eye of the storm. It is almost foreshadowing of the rest of the storm hitting, starting with the most violent part around the eye in the form of learning of Remus's death. After that, the rest of it pales in comparison.
This truly is a fantastic story. I'm glad I picked it to read, and just so you know... you have a banner in the works for a story. Not sure which one it'll be, but my mysterious bannermaker will have a gift for you soon. :D
This review has been left on behalf of the Order of the Ravenclaw House Elves.
So, yeah...here we are again. I've read this poem/fic/spoof like three times, and in all of my epic failitude, I've forgotten to leave you a review (the bestest reward for fan fiction).
XD. Just...XD Picturing Ron pissing his pants in petrification at the sight of acromantulas just makes my day. Sure, I'd be even more terrified than he was, but it doesn't mean that I can't sit here and enjoy his misery in my spider-free house. I just...gah, you're amazing. :D
well I AM pleased to hear you enjoy the song so much that you've read it more than once :) And you are SO right - a review IS the best reward. And yours has made me smile like a Cheshire kneazle!!!
Thanks very much for R & R-ing,
Haha, now I'm lurk/stalking your author page. >:-)
Here is an oft-misunderstood pair. While I'm ambiguous about whether Cho truly loved Cedric, I'm reasonably certain that Cedric did love her in that way. He just had the right personality, the correct disposition to love unrequitedly.
Now Cho is starting to realize that she was hurt on a completely different level than she had previously thought, and how you captured the essence of this was...crud, I can't think of the proper word, so I'm just gonna go for awesometastic.
The last stanza with the breeze that kisses her, it seems almost as if she is remembering her romantic relationship with Cedric, which makes it a much more poignant and powerful last line of 'Goodbye.'
That's all for now...still feeling tired/retarded, so I'll stop rambling. I'm enjoying this stroll in Julialand. :)
Author's Response: Oh I'm enjoying your stroll in Julialand too! It's lovely getting new reviews! I really do think that Cho is a misunderstood character. I know she was incredibly annoying in OotP but she was a sixteen year old girl! I think we should give her a bit of a break. I admit, I used want to ram a cattle prod into her back a while ago but writing this poem changed that. She was just an incredibly sensitive person who had a lot of crap thrown her way. I think she redeemed herself in HBP by returning to fight alongside the rest of the DA. Thanks for the review! Julia
Awwwwwwwwwwww! I love fluff, too! This was adorable and well-written, with just enough uncomfortable events for Harry to truly make the story about him. A-freaking-dorable. :-)
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! It's always hard to make sure an OC doesn't take over a story, so it's good to know you think the story still focused on Harry, despite the alternate POV. :)
Ah, it's about time Ron did something other than provoke Hermione. :D
I like the dynamics of how Ron was finally recognizing the shift in his feelings toward Hermione, even how they'd been there all along. Your portrayal of their exchange was good, and it makes one realize that Ron was destined to be with her from the first time on the train when she told him he had dirt on his nose.
All in all, very in-character and a good addition.
Awkward! I'm so glad I'm not a guy, because having that talk with a girl's father would be absolutely uncomfortable. I think you had Arthur pegged, though. He would be a little suspecting at first, but he came round as he was bound to do.
I feel bad for Harry, having to return to Grimmauld Place alone like that, with only the slightly cantankerous Kreacher as company, but he's just like that. Any sort of discomfort, he would always take it on himself and never ask for help.
Harry with Teddy was adorable, because I always pictured him as good with kids, whereas Ron could probably make any child cry, no matter how unwittingly.
Charming chapter, keep it up and happy writing!
Author's Response: You bring up an interesting point about Kreacher, after reading the 7th book I pictured Kreacher becoming much more accepting of Harry (and the others). Especially before they left for the Ministry he was being nicer (cooking and wanting to make Harry happy) and at the end when Kreacher led the house elves in battle and was saying "fight for my master"...and at the end where Harry wondered if he would bring him a sandwich. Anyway...I've interpreted Kreacher as slightly less cantankerous (good word by the way =) ). I hope that doesn't throw people off...you'll see =)
In continuation of the Kreacher point, when Kreacher said verbatim, "Fight! (3X) for my master, defender of house elves! Fight the Dark Lord in the name of brave Regulus." Paraphrased a bit, but the important bits are there. I do wonder if Kreacher was referring to Regulus as the defender of Elves or Harry, because Regulus refused to sacrifice Kreacher to kill the Horcrux, so that could be a point of defense, whereas Harry also defended the Elves. I guess we'd have to ask Jo and see what she has to say about that.
What I mainly meant about Kreacher is that he could not possibly be good company. What could Harry and Kreacher possibly have in common, have to talk about? I think it wouldn't be a whole lot, so Harry would mainly be spending his time alone.
Wow, sorry about monopolizing your review page, but I'm just a little pedantic like that. Take care and happy writing!
Author's Response: No you're fine, i love the feedback, it helps me organize my thoughts =) next chapter is in the queue...hopefully it will be approved soon =)
My mind is working nonstop, positing reasons for Ginny's frosty demeanor, each more progressively horrid than the last. If it is what I think it is, Harry is going to have a hell of a time undoing that sort of emotional damage.
It's interesting, the comparing of scars from Umbridge. Sabrina is such a sweet girl, but she turns practically to stone when Umbridge is mentioned. It just goes to show that things like that don't leave a person; they fester until they're permitted to air out and heal, but ofttimes the victim never allows that to happen.
It's good that the WWW is open again, giving George and Ron something with which to occupy themselves, because they need it.
I remain hopeful for Ginny coming around to Harry. b29;
Nice chapter and as always, I remain faithful to your story until the end.
Take care and happy writing,
Author's Response: It's coming soon...in Two chapters it comes out. Thank you so much for your feedback! it means a lot!
This is a cute little exchange. Those were the days, seventeen and stupid with hormones, and I love that you made Harry struggle with his, as they are a cruel mistress.
I always pictured Molly being the one reluctant to allow Ginny to date, not Arthur, but you made it work, so it's all good.
As for Ginny, I wanted to pull her hair and yank until she said it back! Totally awesome that you have that kind of power to make me, the reader, want to do that.
Well, all in all, I still love this fic and I look forward to more.
Author's Response: You know, I thought about it and thought about it but for some reason I got stuck with Ginny's character as someone who definately wouldn't be "oh I love you" right away. I think she's spent so much of her life (being the youngest and in a house full of boys) being a bit coddled and protected and she fights against that so hard (breaking into the shed to fly brooms, fighting in the battle). it's almost like she doesn't want to admit how much she feels for Harry because she doesn't want to come off as weak. that's why I did it, i felt like she'd hold back because she didn't want to appear that way. Who knows? that's just my interpretation. I'm glad your liking it though =)
Poor Ginny, always being told that she's too young to do everything, even though she was old enough to be a victim of Crabbe and Goyle's 'tender ministrations' while Harry was Horcrux hunting.
I got a shiver when the screaming noise started. That was pretty cool! The entire sequence, in general, was interesting. I felt bad for Neville, because I'm about 99% sure he didn't want to be there, but he sucked it up and did it.
Looking forward to more, so good luck with the rest of your story!
It's good that Harry has finally found it within himself to trust Ginny with his insecurities, because he was seriously about to lose her. Poor guy. :-(
I have been wondering why you rated this story 'Professors'...until now, lol. Nice little piece, looking forward to more.
Good work and happy writing!
I'm liking what I'm reading so far. The character development, as you mentioned, is progressing nicely, and both Harry's doubts about his reception by the Weasleys and his troubled sleep/thoughts is extremely believable.
So far, so good!
Lovely, as usual. You have a gift for irreverence that I may or may not envy, lol. Take care, and I look forward to lurking on your author page further. :D
Hello again Jess,
my, you HAVE been busy. I can barely keep up! Sixteen Going On Seventeen was a tribute to Molly Weasley for kicking the proverbial poo out of someone that everyone thought was (practically) unbeatable. It never fails to amuse me when I think of the look of sheer surprise on Bellatrix's face (right before she pops her clogs).
Glad you enjoyed, and thanks for R & R-ing,
Rose used a blank journal to list practical information about the boy she intended to bring home for holiday and pass off as her boyfriend: Scorpius’ favourite colour, his favourite food. As their pretend relationship became real, the entries became longer and more intimate. And then one day—to her horror—she misplaced the journal.
Awesome squared, just like OLS. Keep pumping more stuff out, because judging on all your work I've read, I don't think you could possibly write anything I don't like.
I love Rose and Scorpius. I paired them up in the fan fic I started to write. They just have to be an item, their families are so ludicrously different, it couldn't be anything but delicious.
Author's Response: I heart you for saying that, and YAY, you paired them in your story! The family dynamics do offer endless possibilities. Have fun, write long and prosper!