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I am a teacher, musician, reader, and Harry Potter fan. I am a proud member of RAVENCLAW House and enjoyed being a site moderator for a time as well. While I am no longer active in the fandom, I am proud to have passed on my love of Harry Potter to my daughter!

I hope you enjoy the many stories and poems I have written. I am proud of them all and appreciate any feedback you might care to leave (in other words, reviews are love, even years later!) Thanks for reading!

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In Their Hearts by Just Beyond the Veil

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Ron and Hermione Weasley are approaching their first Christmas since their marriage. But with funds running low, will they be able to have a good holiday?

This was written by Just Beyond the Veil of Ravenclaw for the December Challenge prompt one: The Gift of the Magi.

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/08/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice job! Ron and Hermione are a perfect choice for a story like this, and the gifts they gave each other were lovely. I really like how you set up the story with Ron working extra hard for Hermione to go to school; that seems very in character and highly probable! Tying the last line to the title was also very nicely done. Good luck in the challenge!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks a lot, Gina! I\'m glad you thought Ron working for Hermione to go back to school was likely; I wasn\'t sure how readers would feel about that. Thanks for your lovely review! ~JBV

Peeves Ain't Been Nuttin' But Bad by Gonz

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Entry for Winter's Tales #2: A Christmas Carol: Parody by Gonz of Hufflepuff House.

It's Christmas and Peeves reflects on all the trouble he's caused by singing a parody of "I'm Getting Nothing for Christmas."

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/09/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

That was so fun! Great job with the triple rhyming lines, that must have taken some thought! The pranks were hilarious - I can totally 'see' Peeves singing this in the corridors! Great job - good luck in the challenge!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks, it was a blast to write. I cheated with some of the ryhmes, you see when I get stuck there is website you can go to that gives you ryhmes of words. It is really useful. Oh, I agree that Peeves would sing this, which is why I picked him, instead of the other naughty characters we are aware of. Thanks for reviewing!

Ginger Men by Vindictus Viridian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Molly is baking when someone walks into the kitchen at Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place. Christmas may as well last twelve days, right?
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/03/06 Title: Chapter 1: ----

Lovely job! This totally could have happened in OotP. You did a great job with Molly and Sirius and especially with Snape. I love the idea of a simple ginger cookie cheering up our dark potions master. Thanks much for the holiday cheer! ~Gina, Little Old Eagle Princess :)

Author's Response: Cheering -- at least momentarily. There\'s a lot to be said for a fresh ginger cookie. Er, biscuit. Er, whatever. Thanks! I\'m glad you enjoyed it!

A l'amour! To love! by AshNight

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Pansy and Draco made a promise to each other that even after years of no communication; Pansy hopes will hold Draco still. In this time of indecision, violence, and uncertainty, perhaps this will break the strong woman that Pansy has become.

House: Ravenclaw
Name: AshNight
Prompt: A Winter Miracle
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/08/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hi there! Nice job with your challenge story! You really make the reader feel sorry for Pansy, and then draw out the suspense until the end. It was heartwarming to see her reunited with the one she loved; it almost seems like there is another story there about Draco and his whereabouts for the past ten years!
I'm not sure if there was a formatting glitch once you submitted - that's happened to me as well - or if you wanted to read as a single inner monologue, but you might want to think about breaking it up into paragraphs for the readers. :)
Lovely job and good luck on the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Ah, yes, thank you for bringing the formatting glitch to my attention. I fixed it and hopefully next time (you were right about there being a story behind Draco\'s whereabouts for those ten years!) I will remember to use the tags instead of just relying on the return button. Have a wonderful holiday and thank you very much for taking an interest in my story.

Christmas Memories by Cheshlin

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: The Weasley family and friends gather on Christmas Eve a year after the final battle. They reflect on the missing members of the family, and look to the future.

This is for the Oh, Christmas Tree Challenge by Cheshlin in Slytherin House
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hi there! Lovely job, this was a really sweet and heartwarming story. It was sad to learn that George, Percy, and Charlie did not survive the war, but it could very well happen that way, and it was nice to see the family reflecting on them fondly. I thought this line was great:
It was just hard to live their dream when one of the dreamers was gone.
I really liked the small Weasley sweaters, and the ornament Harry brought out at the end of an early Order photo was wonderful. As usual, your poem/carol was a well done and very fun! Great job with the story prompt - good luck in the challenge!!
~The Order of Ravenclaw House Elves

Author's Response: I\'m very glad that you enjoyed this story! I had a great time writing it. It is actually a prelogue to my Hermione/Ron wedding story. :) Thank you so much for reviewing. Cyns

The Wrong Werewolf by A House Elf

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It wasn't really that exotic. There were no "damsels in distress" or deadly dangerous dragons lurking school grounds. Voldemort didn't use Veritaserum to make Lily admit she was madly in love with James. James didn't offer to become a Death Eater to save Lily.

But there was a werewolf.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/10/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice job! This was a very original and interesting way for James and Lily to have their first kiss. I never thought about how Lily found about Remus, or about James being an Animagi. I really liked the part where he showed her his Animagus form. Good luck with your future writing! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: See? My sister\'s brilliant, because no one ever thinks about it... but they should, shouldn\'t they? I keep hugging her when I think about it. =D

Mum Is Mad At Me by FeatherTrader

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: What happens when a Slytherin raised child decides to rebel? This is a parody of some of the odd pranks Sirius Black played as a child after he was sorted into Gryffindor. The original song is 'Nuttin' For Christmas.'

I am Sour.Apple. from the Beta forums and this is A Christmas Carol: Parody. I am a proud member of the Slytherin house.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/10/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

Nice job, this made me smile. It's kind of like Sirius thumbing his nose at his family in song. ;) Great job with the rhymes, and the end wrapped it up nicely! Good luck in the challenge!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you! As soon as I read the lyrics to the original sound I immediatly thought, \'Oh this is screaming the Marauders.\' Lol.

The Ravenclaw Quibbler by Ravenclaw

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Welcome to the Ravenclaw Quibbler! This delightful digest delves into various magical mysteries and features articles, interviews, and editorials by the members of Ravenclaw House. Volume V explores the amazing theories and conspiracies of book seven which our reporters uncovered exclusively for your reading pleasure. We hope you enjoy our exploration of the wizarding magazine often referred to as 'rubbish' and 'trite.' We find Luna's favorite tabloid a fascinating look into the wizarding world, and wish you happy reading as well!
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/08/06 Title: Chapter 1: Volume I

I love it! Thanks so much to everyone who participated, I think the first issue turned out really well! The entries are so creative and fun to read. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to try something a bit different. I hope you enjoyed it- look for another in the new year! Thanks again and great job!! ~Gina :)

All I Want for Christmas is Peace by crazy_purple_hp_freak

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Christmas won't be the same now that the world is at war. This year, all that Ginny hopes for is for everyone to be alive; she hopes for peace.

Parody of "All I want for Christmas is you"

Second in the Prompt #2 of the Winter Tales Challenge!
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/08/06 Title: Chapter 1: All I Want for Christmas is Peace

Nice job! I am not familiar with this song (although I'm sure I'd recognize it if I heard it!) so I must say that I thought this worked really well as its own piece! The rhyme and rhythm was well done and the sentiment very touching. Great job - good luck on the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Heh...you probably WOULD recognise it if you heard it! :p I\'m glad that you liked it, and good luck to you too. ~Suzie

Draco The Red-Faced Slytherin by Just Tink

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Who would have thought hair was so important? Draco's hair was always perfect, but what would happen to him if it was ruined? A parody of 'Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer', for the Winter Challenge: Christmas Carol Parody by Just Tink of Hufflepuff House.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/08/06 Title: Chapter 1: Draco The Red-Faced Slytherin

Very cute - I was singing it in my head as I read it! I liked the added bits especially - "like a ferret"! Funny! Nice job - good luck on the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: The added bits were my favorite part, I think, besides when Dumbledore comes in. Thanks for the review and the luck!

The Icicle Melts. by Magical Maeve

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: When did it go wrong for Tom Riddle?

Thanks to the Cranberries for the title.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/08/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Another fantastic poem! I think the first stanza is great, and connects it nicely to the title. I really like the questions, however - they are spot on and really explore the character of Tom Riddle and how he became Voldemort. I particularly like: "Did we seal his fate?" I'm curious how you might answer these questions. ;) Wonderful job! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Hee hee... I might have to answer these questions in a little ficlet I think. Thanks for the review. Your words are always heartening.

Melancholy by Magical Maeve

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Remus reflects on Sirius' Death.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/08/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Jan, that was really lovely. It was so touching and sad. You have a wonderful way with words and with expressing strong emotions through them. Beautiful job! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you, Gina. This was a little like torture to write, but I think it\'s my favourite.

In Love With a Potter by solemnlyswear_x

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Lily Evans just may be falling for a certain someone...

A parody of the carol Away in a Manger.

This is a submission for the Winter's Tales Prompt # 2, written by solemnlyswear_x of Gryffindor.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/12/06 Title: Chapter 1: In Love With a Potter

That is so cute! I could totally "hear" this in my head as I read it. Good work with the rhyme and rhythm, and it told a story as well! Great job, and good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks! I was so happy to see I had a review for this. Thanks for taking the time to leave one. :]

The Blood Lay on the Ground by tc015

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: By tc015 of Gryffindor for the Winter Tales Challenge Prompt #2, a Christmas Carol: Parody.

This a parody to the traditional English Christmas Carol, "The Snow Lay on the Ground." This takes you to the night the Potters died.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/12/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Well done! I'm vaguely familiar with the carol, and I think you picked the right song for this topic. It is rather dark and sad, as carols go, but so is what happened to the Potters. You did well following the form of the original - good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks! I\'m glad you liked it. I had fun writing it.

Professor Needs New Ones--A Christmas Story by Spottedcat

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Professor Snape receives an unexpected Christmas gift.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/17/06 Title: Chapter 1: Professor Needs New Ones

Lovely job! This totally made me smile, you did a great job with Dobby. I thought for sure he was going to give Snape new underwear as well, but the new pajamas were cute. Nice job with Snape's reactions to it all. Thanks so much for writing this story, I really enjoyed reading it! *turnip hug* Happy Holidays! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Yay! I was hoping to make some readers smile! I love thinking of Snape in a situation like that. Aww... poor Snape!

Never Free by Sly Severus

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Bellatrix Lestrange believes that she is finally free. Everyone who has hurt her is gone. She thinks that she will finally be able to find peace. But is there ever peace for someone like Bellatrix Lestrange?

Written for the Winter Tales Challenge, Things That Go Bump In the Night, The Second Option, by Sly Severus of Slytherin.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/12/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was fantastic! You really do a great job with Bellatrix. I can't believe she accidentally killed her own sister, that is so tragic. The haunting was well done, very scary. And the end was powerful. Another great entry for the challenge - good luck! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks so much, Gina. I adore Bellatrix. I write her way more often than anyone else. I just love her. I love to hear that I write her well. :D

This actually isn\'t the first time I have had Bellatrix accidently kill her own sister. She accidently killed Andromeda in one of my other fics.

Thank you for the all the compliments. I\'m really glad you liked it. :D

I Heard the Phoenix Song That Night by Cheshlin

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: The reaction of someone who heard the Phoenix's Song the night Dumbledore died, and continues to the Holiday season.

Alternative words to the song I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

This is for the A Christmas Carol: Parody Challenge from Cheshlin in Slytherin House.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/12/06 Title: Chapter 1: A Phoenix's Song

Very nice! What a great carol to pair with this subject, it works really well. Your rhymes are great, as usual. I really like it, it's sweet. Good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks Gina! I wasn\'t sure if I\'d get something writen for this challenge, but I\'m very happy with the one I ended up with! :) I\'m really glad that you enjoyed it! Cyns

How Predictable! by HPwizzzard

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: The Marauders are having their first Divination lesson, and they quickly realize what a waste of time it is. In order to liven things up, Siriusmakes a few predictions without the aid of tea leaves. Obviously, he's no Seer, because there's no way James and Lily will ever get married, Peter will become an evil minion, or Remus will fall for Sirius' baby cousin... right?
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/13/06 Title: Chapter 1: How Predictable!

That was great! Wonderful job - it's all so ironic, isn't it? Here is Sirius, poking fun at the terrible things that might happen in the future, and then they do, in the most tragic way. What a good idea for a story. I agree with some of your other reviews that a sequel would be lovely. Great job and good luck with your writing! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: I know, I love irony (is that weird?) so I thought, oh, let\'s write a story with irony as the PLOT! Thanks you for the read and review, but for Godric\'s sake, people, if you want a sequel, hand over the plot bunnies. I\'m clueless as to what it would be about.

The Head-in-Sand Parade by Mind_Over_Matter

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: "In books, you see it, in war and in crusade,
Just to protect our calm, we hold: the Head-in-Sand Parade."

This came third in the December Poetry challenge! *Dance*.

It isn't exactly a 'warning', but this poem does carry some political undertones.

Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/15/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Head-in-Sand Parade

Oh my gosh, I am blown away by your talent at poetry! This is just amazing! You didn't just parallel the poem, you used an incredibly complex rhyme scheme and wrote something totally original and amazing. Wow. The rhythm is fantastic, the rhymes perfect. But even more amazing is the content, the story this piece tells. What a great metaphor, The Heads-in-Sand Parade! How did you ever create such a concept? I love how you started all the way back with Grindelwald, and worked your way up through modern times. I thought the parts about Harry were great. (pest? ankle biter? ha!) The conclusion was fabulous. I see Fudge written all over this, I think I shall have to drop by your Dueling Thread this weekend and poke you about it a bit more. Excellent job, it's such a strong entry for the challenge. Good luck!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response:

Oh, gosh! I remember reading this when you had just reviewed and going, \'Well, how will I reply to that amazing review?\' Then I thought about it, and though about it, and then somehow was under the impression that I\'d already replied.

But here I am, actually replying, and I suppose that\'s all that matters, huh?

I am blown away by this review! And I\'m really, fantastically glad that what I planned to do actually came through. I wanted it to be strong, but kind of subtle at the same time?

Originally, the idea was about protests at Hogwarts amongst the students, but I realised I wanted it at a greater scale than that. The Head-in-Sand Parade is really a pattern, which spans over time. It\'s human nature, and I think that\'s something J.K. Rowling wanted to show when /she/ wrote about Fudge and the Ministry.

Thank you! And cyber-poking is a good thing ;)

A Black Heaven's Tale by FeatherTrader

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: The week before a new year blossoms the lives of the people in Heaven and Earth collide. Finally, nearly a decade after his murder, Burke comes back to haunt his old friend Borgin and revenge his death.

I am Sour.Apple. from the Beta boards and this is a challenge for Things That Go Bump in the Night! I am a proud member of the Slytherin house.
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/17/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

That was so unique! Writing in first person from the ghost's viewpoint worked well, giving us the other perspective on the haunting. Nice job - it was sad and spooky and then hopeful all at once. Good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you for the review! It was pretty fun writing Burke.