Penname: Gmariam [Contact]
Real name: Gina
Member Since: 05/04/06
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Welcome to my author page!

I am a teacher, musician, reader, and avid Harry Potter fan. I am originally from the Midwest and now live a bit farther south. I am thrilled to be a proud member of RAVENCLAW House and enjoyed being a site moderator for a time as well.

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!) I've listed them below with a short description since I know trolling through summaries can be tedious. Thanks for reading!

EDIT: Someday I will categorize my stories by genre. Today is not that day. ;)
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You Do Approve, Don't You? by Galadriel8891
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 24]

Summary: A HBP missing moment. What exactly went through Ron’s head as he watched the Harry and Ginny’s newfound relationship come into full bloom before his eyes?

Categories: Harry/Ginny Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2766 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/15/06 Updated: 07/22/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/22/06 Title: Chapter 1: You Do Approve, Don't You?

Nice story! :) I like how the focus was on Ron and not Harry and Ginny. I love missing moments and other points of view. I also enjoyed the way you got Ron to accept Harry and Ginny going out by picturing himself with Hermione. Hermione's explanation to a clueless Ron was cute also. Good job, keep it up! ~Gina :)

 

Deus Ex Machina by joanna
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 9]

Summary: A father. On the wrong path. A daughter. Trying to mend what's been broken. And finally, the intervention of a god. Warning: None canon character death, but nothing graphic.








Written for the June/July Challenge, Challenge Two: Conflict. I'm joanna from Ravenclaw.




Many thanks to Erin, who really helped with this!



Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 1603 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/19/06 Updated: 07/21/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/17/06 Title: Chapter 1: Deus Ex Machina

Joanna! I am so impressed - this was a lovely story! I loved how I kept being surprised by things - I was enjoying a story about horses, which I didn't expect in the first place :) and it turned out to be about Pegasus! And then I felt so sorry for Photios, you did a good job writing emotion into that situation. And finally the end - wow! Apollo - Thestrals! You never used the term, but it was a strong implication with great description. This was so refreshingly original - you are a wonderful writer. Keep it up and good luck with your future stories! ~Gina :)

 

Revelation I:I by Ada Kensington
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: While on the hunt for the Ravenclaw Horcrux, in a secluded glade in the Forbidden Forest, Harry Potter has a chat with Death.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2476 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/19/06 Updated: 07/25/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: Revelation I:I

Wow! This was wonderful! You are a very talented writer. You set the scene for this mysterious glade immediately. You use wonderful descriptive language; the images you project with your writing are some of the clearest and most vivid I've had. I especially liked "The place was quiet. Almost suffocatingly so. It was like being in a sacred place, where talking too loudly constituted a grave and irredeemable spiritual offence." The description of the pale young man - "It could have been said that the young man had a theme going, but his eyes spoiled the whole effect entirely. They were utterly black, and in all ways like the lake: their cold, still depths seeming to stretch out beyond the vast, bleak reaches of eternity itself." was fantastic, and I loved his chain of grass. Harry was spot-on, particularly when he was angry at his pale companion and stuttering. I think this was a fascinating way to give Harry this experience with the pale young man.
This was a beautiful piece, very reflective and moving. I am worried that the grass chain is for someone very close to Harry. Are you planning on writing any more stories with this character? I think they would be wonderful.
Great job, thank you for writing such an original piece. Keep up the good work!! ~Gina :)

 

Jemina by Emily_the_Poet
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: It's fifth year, and Jemina's O.W.Ls are almost here. However, first she has to go to career advice. The problem is, she doesn't know what she want's to be!



Written for challenge two conflict, by Emily_the_poet of Ravenclaw House.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2720 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/22/06 Updated: 07/22/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/18/06 Title: Chapter 1: Makes a Choice

Hi! Happy Birthday! This was a lovely story, one of the best I've read about Jemina yet. I feel like I know so much more about her now. I hadn't realized her story was set in the future, that is really neat. I had been wondering about James too - so is he a grandson, great-grandson? You did a great job showing Jemina's uncertainty about her career choice, and then getting her to realizing she wanted to be an Unspeakable. Nice job, I'll be sure to read more of her stories! Have a wonderful day! ~Gina :)

 

One Last Golden Day by Gryffinpuff
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 86]

Summary: The war has been over for nearly a year. Voldemort fell, but at a heavy price, leaving the wizarding world’s three beloved heroes prisoners in their own minds. After a year of talking with Healers and tearful visits to St. Mungo’s, Arthur Weasley is desperate. He’ll do anything to help them, even venture into the Department of Mysteries to obtain a possible cure…





Received highest marks and Order of the Hospital Wing, First Class in the Harry Hospital Wing Project!!!

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations

Word count: 10182 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/22/06 Updated: 09/03/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 09/03/06 Title: Chapter 5: Hope

Hi Ashley!
Great ending. :) I'm so glad you stuck to what you had planned, and I'm so happy for you for how well it turned out! I think this sums it up:
And they will have this moment,” he paused as he held out the glowing box in his hand, “no matter the outcome. They will not be lost in fear and hate anymore, Arthur. You will bring them love, and that is worth everything.”
And this just really finished it perfectly:
No matter what happened in the hospital, he was bringing them this memory, this golden moment. The night of The Great Battle would haunt them no longer, he was quite certain of that.
With those lines, you brought it full circle and tied it up wonderfully. Hope was the perfect name for this chapter!
So a sequel, hm? That would be lovely, I hope you go for it. You've also dropped a bit of a plot bunny with Mr. Deagol there at the end. ;)
Once again - great job! I really enjoyed reading this great story. It deserved all the kudos it received in the HWPP. It was beautiful and touching and very original.
I also enjoyed chatting with you about it. :)
Keep up the great work - and good luck with the rest of the story! :)
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Hey Gina! Thanks so much for all your great comments and support with this story. I loved hearing your thoughts and opinions, and I\'m glad you agree with me about the ending. I agree about the title for the chapter! It just felt so perfect. Thanks for reading, dear! ~Ashley

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/25/06 Title: Chapter 4: The Golden Day

Ashley! That was wonderful! I feel rather sentimental and sniffly right now. :) I loved this line: If anything could pull them out of their nightmarish memories, it was the promise of each other. That really sums up these three people, doesn't it? It was a beautiful line.
I also liked their discussion at the end, about what was getting them through. I was wondering if Ginny had any role to play in Harry's life, and I like how you worked her in. But Hermione's last statement was brilliant. One last golden day. Love It was beautiful! Now bring them out of it, and Arthur too! :)
Great work, I hope you are proud of this story. It is original, beautiful, and emotional. Congratulations on a wonderful chapter!
~Gina :)


Author's Response: Thanks so much, Gina! Those comments mean so much coming from you *huggles* I have become very, very proud of this story. Its by far the most emotionally challenging fic I\'\'ve tackled. Hopefully the last chapter will close everything up perfectly, not positive how it will end yet. Thanks for reading!!

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/25/06 Title: Chapter 4: The Golden Day

Ashley! That was wonderful! I feel rather sentimental and sniffly right now. :) I loved this line: If anything could pull them out of their nightmarish memories, it was the promise of each other. That really sums up these three people, doesn't it? It was a beautiful line.
I also liked their discussion at the end, about what was getting them through. I was wondering if Ginny had any role to play in Harry's life, and I like how you worked her in. But Hermione's last statement was brilliant. One last golden day. Love It was beautiful! Now bring them out of it, and Arthur too! :)
Great work, I hope you are proud of this story. It is original, beautiful, and emotional. Congratulations on a wonderful chapter!
~Gina :)


Author's Response: Double Post!

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Unspeakable

Hi Gryfinnpuff! Have we met in the Chamber of Secrets? I believe I read a great editorial by you!
Anyway - what a fascinating story you have started! I am hooked - I can't wait to find out what is in the Hall of Love. You have done a wonderful job describing the Department of Mysteries, and especially this Hall. Arthur is very much in character - this is the first story I've read where he is the protagonist, and you have written him well. I am also quite intrigued by your Unspeakable, Mr. Deogol.
You write very well, very naturally. I seem to be saying that a lot recently but I think I have just been lucky enough to come across some strong stories lately, since this is not always the case. ;)But you definetly have a strong sense of style, and your plot is wonderfully original!
I hope that Arthur finds what he is looking for in the Hall of Love. I imagine it will be a life-changing experience for him. Please don't make him suffer too much. ;)
Again - great start, I look forward to following this story! Good luck in the HHWP challenge!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Hey Gina! Yes, I did write an editorial about the importance of the phoenix. This was a great review, by the way! I don\'t know what made me choose Mr. Weasley, but he\'s working out lovely so far =) His experience will be difficult, but I\'m a silver lining type of person so he\'ll get through it. Thanks so much for reviewing and your comments!

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Unspeakable

Oh! I wish we could edit reviews - I am so sorry I spelled your name wrong! But at leat now I can tell you how much I also like the banner that goes with this story, its beautiful. :)
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Haha, to be honest I didn\'t even notice! And yes, the banner is fantastic! Purplemage did a great job on it.

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/02/06 Title: Chapter 2: The Hall of Love

Hi!
Sorry it took me so long to read this, but I'm quite glad I finally made it! Great job! You have turned Arthur Weasley into one of my favorite characters. :) The image of the heart and the ribbons in the Hall of Love is fantastic - pure JKR. And the idea of a Memory Snaring Potion is brilliant - I love it! Great job, this is such a strong entry for the HHWP! I'm off to read Chapter 3 now. ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Hey Gina! Thanks for coming back and reading the rest! I think I was channeling Jo when I wrote the description of the hall, lol! Seriously, I even surprised myself with that one! Thanks so much!

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/02/06 Title: Chapter 3: The Great Battle

Brilliant! Each chapter gets better. I particularly loved the wonderful descriptions in this chapter (for example, great second paragraph!) The image of the ribbons of love coming from Harry to destroy Voldemort is once again pure JKR - amazing. Your vision of the final battle is very good, and the way it ends for Harry, Ron and Hermione is heartbreaking. I know that the memory Arthur finds to save them will be equally as moving. Good luck as you continue, I can't wait to read more! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Who says he\'ll end up finding one at all? No, I\'m just kidding, of course he will find one. Writing one good enough to combat the evil I wrote in chapter 3, THAT\'S the hard part! Thanks for your encouraging words! ~Ashley

 

Let Go by lily_evans34
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 26]

Summary: Watching the wedding of the only man she has ever loved from the sidelines, Chloe knows that she needs to let go. But these things are always easier said than done.







Winner of the Challenge 3: Great Love for the June/July Monthly Challenge!

Edited: 5-27-07

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2403 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/22/06 Updated: 07/22/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: Let Go

Wow, nice job! I feel so bad for Chloe right now. You did a wonderful job of including the flashbacks in this story. That can be tricky but you made it flow perfectly from the wedding, through the past, and back to the present. You also have a great style and write dialogue very well. This story was easy to read and kept me interested. This is actually one of the first fics I've read with a bit of James/Lily in it and I'm glad I started here. Of course it's possible that they had other relationships! But poor Chloe. I think you have established a really wonderful character with her and I think it would be nice if you gave her a true love sometime. Hm, perhaps for the Summer Weddings challenge in Auhust?? I know that has to include a canon character, but I think it might be something you could play with, if you haven't thought about it yet. Chloe deserves some happiness. :)
This is a strong entry for the June/July challenge because it perfectly captures the them of great love. Good luck! And great job, keep up the good work! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Wow, that\'s a great idea! But what canon character would I use? If I used Sirius, I would have to kill Chloe! I don\'t really want to do that... Anyway, thanks, and I\'m glad you liked it, and that I turned you on to semi-James/Lily fics! lol, thanks again and yay for first review!

 

Trading Places by cmwinters
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: One-shot Challenge - The Twins



House Slytherin

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Substance Abuse

Word count: 1433 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/25/06 Updated: 08/08/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/10/06 Title: Chapter 1: Trading Places

Hi,
Great job - too bad this is just a one-shot, you've really set up a longer story here that would be really fun to read (and probably write!) I really want to know what happens at the wand shop and how they get out of this. I think you did a great job at the beginning showing Fred and George discovering the swap. You have a good grasp of their character and dialogue and I loved the bit about mirror image twins. Good luck in the challenge!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you! I always feel so awkward writing dialogue, so it\'s good to hear it was in their voice. I have no earthly idea how they\'re going to get out of this one :P

 

Mystery Unleashed by Periwinkle
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Teagan is pursuing her dream career as a journalist and is offered the perfect opportunity to not only explore a top-secret place, but submit her first ever public article. She is invited to explore the Department of Mysteries, a huge floor which has lain hidden for many years. Teagan is given a tour of the area and walking through its secret halls, she finally has the chance to prove herself and deliver a winning article at the same time.



Entered for the Hospital Wing Challenge by Periwinkle of Hufflepuff House.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4338 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/26/06 Updated: 07/26/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/27/06 Title: Chapter 1: one shot

Hi there,
I remember this story from the SCU! Nice job! I like how you set up Teagan's visit to the DoM. The first two articles in the Daily Prophet were a neat way to introduce the story. I'm not sure if the Minister for Magic himself would be so closely involved, but its always fun to see a canon character. You did a really good job describing the DoM from the point of view of someone who had never been there before. Even better, you wrote her reactions as someone who was taking internal notes for the big article she was hired to write. Teagan seems like a fun character. Do you see her leaving the Daily Prophet to work in the DoM someday?? Because I do! :)
Good luck in the HHWP and keep up the good work! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you -- it means so much to get a review from you! I liked your ideas, so I used a couple of them. Ah, yes I can. Teagan is my baby, She\'s very interested in the DoM and who knows? Maybe she will become an Unspeakable one day. As for the Minister -- the reason I included him that much was because for something of that nature to happen: a Brain leaving the DoM, he would have to be involved more in the matter. At least, that\'s my opinion on it. I\'m glad you found it interesting and realistic! Thanks for the beautiful review!

 

The Truth About Daddy by Emily_the_Poet
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: The locked room is a place few wizards will go... Actually, where only one wizard will go as Jemina Doyle will son discover.



Written for Ravenclaw House

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2144 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/26/06 Updated: 07/26/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/27/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Hi there,
This turned out very well! You did a good job with the beginning, setting the tone and establishing your first person point of view. I still want to know more about Darlene, for some reason. I guess its because she did so much talking there at the end. I liked the bit about them changing to go out for dinner in the Muggle word, that was very cute. And of course, you have set up a great sequel for yourself: what happened to Charles Doyle?? This I really want to know! Are you planning on Jemina going into the locked room to find her father? Or will he finally come back out??
Nice job and good luck in the HHWP!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: I set up a sequel on purpose, however I\'m not committing to anything. Last time I promised a sequel, it took me six months to write it.

 

What Are Twins For? by rgfawkes
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: (rgfawkes of Gryffindor House writing for the One-Shot Challenge-- The Twins)



What happens when a potion malfunctions and Fred and George end up switching bodies? This is bound to get good. And is that? Why isn't that the smell of some slight romance?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1721 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/27/06 Updated: 08/08/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/09/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Oh, that was very good - very funny! I laughed out loud several times - great job! You have a wonderful sense of the twins' dialogue - absolutely perfect. I like how you set the story during their seventh year, and pulled Lee Jordan and Brittany (a nice OC, by the way) into the story. You write very well - nice job with the body swap and good luck in the challenge!! ~Gina ::)

Author's Response: Thank you very much! The twins are actually the easiest HP characters for me to write as I talk and act much like they do and I just put what I would do on paper and it seems to work. I\'m so glad that you enjoyed it. Also thanks for the luck on the challenge! *crosses fingers* ~Maranda

 

Behind the Door by Cheshlin
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 4]

Summary: Faylinn Ackerman has an internship at the Department of Mysteries. One day when she is on an errand, she notices something different about the locked door.





This is for the Healers Project by Cheshlin in Slytherin House.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3464 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/27/06 Updated: 07/28/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/03/06 Title: Chapter 1: Writing on the Door

Hi! Wow, this was such an original story! I love what you did with the locked room of love. Having it choose the people who come work there was a wonderful idea, and the rhymes on the door were fantastic! Did you write those yourself? You also did a great job of introducing your main character, Faylinn. There is obviously a lot of backstory there and you worked it in really well. Declan Hurst also seems like a fun, intriguing character. Are you planning to write more with either of them? I think it would be lovely. You did a really nice job with this story. Good luck in the HHWP! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Faylinn came to me while I was wondering about that room. I think that I\'ll be adding more to this story as I figure out what is actually inside it. The first thing that I actually wrote in this story was the first poem. The rest of the story evolved around it. I\'m really honored that you enjoyed the poems. The second one was hard to write, but I figured I couldn\'t have it be a poem the first time and just words the second time. I would also like to explore more about Declan. I would think that working in the locked room would have a profound effect on some, and he has worked there for years. Keep your eyes open, I\'m sure more will be forthcoming about these characters. I have really taken a liking to them. :)

 

Summary: This story elaborates upon the day in Broderick Bode’s life when he was Imperiused by a Death Eater. As we know, he was forced to take the prophecy from the shelf, but he did not succeed.

Written for the Harry Hospital Wing Project: The Department of Mysteries by Dumbledore Prince of Gryffindor house.



Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Violence

Word count: 1711 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/28/06 Updated: 07/29/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 07/31/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

Hi there! Nice job! This is a very original story, almost a "missing moment" of sorts since we know this happens sometime in book five but we don't "see" it ourselves. You did a good job characterizing Bode. I would only suggest showing more of his thoughts through the first half of the story, I sort of wanted to get into his head more. You also did a good job with the Imperius Curse - I am having a hard time with that myself right now, in a different story. Who set the Imperius Curse on him? Was that in the book or did you have someone else in mind? You could always write the same scene from that character's point of view and pair the stories together sometime, that could be fun.
Again - good job, and good luck in the HHWP!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response:

Thanks for the review, Gina! I wanted to focus more on the second half, so I didn\'t go into Bode\'s head in the first half. If I remember correctly, it was Lucius Malfoy who Imperiused Bode (Harry says it in OotP, and Malfoy agrees). I don\'t think I\'ll write a companion piece to this, Gina, sorry.

~Mini.

 

Gemini Swapped by Cheshlin
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Fred and George have been experimenting with some disguising potions. Things get weird when one of their experiments swap their bodies, instead of disguising them.



This Story came in third in the One-shot challenge, Twins on the Beta Forums.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1565 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/28/06 Updated: 08/08/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/09/06 Title: Chapter 1: Gemini Swapped

Hi,
Nice job, I like the idea of body-switching creams (sort of like the canary creams then?). You did a good job giving the twins distinct habits to make the switch clear. I had Ginny figure out the switch too- I wonder how many others did as well? ;)
Good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I was thinking of the Canary Creams when I had them working on a disguise candy. :) I thought that Ginny would be one of the first ones to notice they weren\'t acting as they normally do. She seems to be the type to notice. :) I wish you luck with the challenge also! Cyns

 

Summary: Fred and George Weasley plan on selling Polyjuice Potion in their store, Wizard Weasley Wheezes. But they have a problem. They're the only available testers! Fred and George don't think they'll be able to tell if they switched bodies, but fortunately, they know the one person who could tell....





Written by Madame Marauder of Gryffindor for the One-Shot Challenge

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 946 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
07/28/06 Updated: 08/08/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 08/09/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Nice job! I enjoyed reading your story - and what a sweet ending! Good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

 
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