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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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Summary: A strange object arrives at the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts office. What is it, where did it come from, and how do they get the bloody thing to stop making noise?





Entry for the One-Shot Challenge – Muggle Artifacts by ChrissyOfGryffindor of Ravenclaw house.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1404 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/19/06 Updated: 10/19/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 10/19/06 Title: Chapter 1: A Strange Muggle Contraption

Hi! Nice job, and congrats on your first story! *tosses turnipy confetti into the air* I think you did a lovely job with this challenge prompt. I liked the object you choose, and it made for a great reaction from Arthur and Perkins. Most of all I liked the last paragraph - it was well written, completely in character, and a wonderful way to wrap it up. Good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks! I was a little nervous submitting my first story, but this challenge gave me the push I needed. *grabs turnipy confetti and sprinkles it on head* I\'m glad you liked the \"CP Layer.\" I really have no idea where the idea came from, because I rarely use any type of CD Player, though I do love music. Arthur was an obvious choice for a main character, but I\'m still glad I chose him. *smiles fondly* I did like his reaction as well. As far as the last paragraph, I\'m really glad you liked it, but a lot of the credit goes to Julia. She\'s the best at making my mediocre writing look good. : D Thanks so much for the wonderful review, and good luck in the challenge to you as well!

 

On the Headmaster's Wall by Rhetor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: Centuries pass; memories fade. No one remembers the sacrifices made to win the war. Only the portraits on the Headmaster’s wall, and one portrait in particular, is able to tell the story.

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

Word count: 10467 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/19/06 Updated: 10/31/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 10/22/06 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

What an intriguing start! This was not at all what I expected from the summary, yet I quite enjoyed it. It was extremelly well written: very dark, and dramatic, and you stayed consistent with the present tense throughout which only heightened the suspense. I loved this line:
The feeling is familiar, like a strain of music one almost remembers but cannot not quite place. This music might be a march, or paean, or a call to arms, or a dirge; it is insistent, it is frightened, it is sad, it is hopeful.
Wonderful image, great description!
Is this the final battle, taking place at Hogwarts? Who is the witch on the wall? I look forward to seeing where this goes - good luck, and good job! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks, Gina. Be prepared for a real jump-shift when you read the next chapter -- it will be much more closely related to the summary.

 

The Magic Drawing Box by Gonz
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: Second Place in The One-Shot Challenge – Muggle Artifacts for Hufflepuff House.



The Marauders stumble across a mysterious Muggle object.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2062 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/19/06 Updated: 10/22/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 10/22/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

It's a Etch-a-Sketch, right?? :) Very cute! I liked the introduction, having the Maruader's find the object on one of their outings was a nice way to start - very original and very well written. I loved this line:
Peter put his hands back in his lap; he had thought it was a sensible precaution, things tended to blow up quite a bit around James and Sirius.
That made me laugh out loud - you did a good job with the characters and their interaction.
What a fun object to use for the challenge! Nice job, and good luck!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! For some strange reason only about half of my story is up. The second half explains what the object is and the Marauders have some more fun. Thanks again and check back later I need to figure this out.

Author's Response: PS: It fixed! Thanks again and good luck to you in the challenge.

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 10/22/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

Ha! Lovely ending! I'm glad you found the rest of your story - the joke on Snape was great, and Dumbledore's last line was perfect. I think it's a very strong entry for the challenge - good luck!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks for coming back :) I really enjoyed this challenge and you and Chrissy had great entries, too. Hoping to see some more.

 

Beeping Boxes by Wand_Waver2006
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary: Ron, kicked out of the Leaky Cauldron for the day, goes in search of a thing Neville calls a "micawave". Is looking at Muggle-made objects really as interesting as his dad makes it out to be?







The One-Shot challenge--Muggle Artifacts by Wand_Waver2006 of Ravenclaw House.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1269 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/20/06 Updated: 10/25/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 10/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: Beeping Boxes

Hi there! Congrats on your first story!! Nice job with the challenge prompt, your story was fun to read. I thought you did a great job with Neville's character, and I loved Mr. Weasley's reaction at the end. Good luck in the challenge!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks, Gina! Thanks for the review.

 

The Man in the Box by the_evenstar
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary: What happens when Ron gets a midnight visit from a strange man in a glowing box?

One of five finalists in The One-Shot Challenge – Muggle Artifacts.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1144 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/20/06 Updated: 10/25/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 10/25/06 Title: Chapter 1: The Man in the Box

Hi! Nice job with the challenge prompt! I liked the idea of using the twins and their pranks as a way to work in the Muggle object. Ron's reaction was great. Good luck with the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! I\'m really glad you liked it! Yes, I\'m in love with the Weasley boys, and they were the first idea that popped into my mind for this one. :D

 

Summary: August 12, 1956

Everything’s running as per usual in the Prewett household, until young Fabian finds something – or, perhaps, someone – who proves to be the instrument of change.
This WON the ‘One-Shot Challenge: Muggle Artifacts’ *Is so proud* I can't believe it!

Name: Mind_Over_Matter
House: Ravenclaw
Artifact: Aerosol Can (insecticide)

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 7197 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/22/06 Updated: 10/25/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 10/26/06 Title: Chapter 1: Muggle Magic

Hi! Congrats on a wonderful story! This was just adorable. I can see why you like the Prewetts so much, you have given them wonderful personalities and really brought them to life. I thought you did a great job writing the interaction between Gideon, Fabian, and Molly. I really liked how close they were. I loved the conversation Fabian had with Gucky while the other two were trying to steal a potion for the poor sick can, it was great! All of the dialogue was good, and your overall style was really consistent throughout the story and fit the tale perfectly. This is a wonderful entry for the challenge - good luck!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response:

Thank you so much! I did my abormally-already-finished Gauntlet story on Gideon too, so I\'ve been having heaps of fun with their personalities - the stories are so contrasted. I\'m glad they come across well in this one ^^

I really liked how close they were.
^^ And I\'m glad that worked, too. I have such a weakness for close siblings, and I love the idea of Gideon acting the parent. *Huggles Gideon*

It\'s funny how the entries to this particular challenge seem to be Weasleys, or, in my case, Prewetts. They all fit so well, and there\'s such a selection of them!

Anyway, thank you again for reviewing, and good luck with your story too!

 

Noir House by electronicquillster
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 16]

Summary: Isabelle felt a chill run down her spine and whipped her head to the left, looking at the mirror in the hallway. She could’ve sworn...



A young woman is employed as a governess in a very daunting house: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black. (Orion Black/OC)



Written for Anna Fantasium as part of the SPEW Spooky Story Exchange.

Categories: Other Pairing Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 5799 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/27/06 Updated: 10/27/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 10/28/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

That was wonderful!! I loved the character of Isabelle, and her tragic romance with Mr. Black was nicely done. Yay for that kiss at the Masquerade!! :) The entire story was beautifully written, and flowed very well through Isabelle's time at the Black House. It was also very spooky - you did a good job of dropping in little things here and there to give it that ghostly atmosphere. What a sad ending as well - poor Sirius! - and the last line was brilliant. I really liked this story, I hope you get more reviews - great job!! ~Gina :)

 

Slytherin's Vengeance by Dumbledore Prince
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 6]

Summary: Salazar Slytherin has decided to leave Hogwarts forever, for Godric Gryffindor has refused to comply with his demands. What will Salazar do to ensure the preservation of the purity of blood at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Will it involve drastic measures, like the awakening of a dreaded monster?


This is an entry for the Fall HWP by Dumbledore Prince of Gryffindor House.






Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2147 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/30/06 Updated: 11/07/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

Hi there! Nice job on your challenge entry! I enjoyed reading how the Basilisk was hatched, good research. I thought you did a good job showing the enmity between Slytherin and the others, especially Gryffindor. I was suprised that he was married to Ravenclaw, it made his leaving the castle sad. I'm curious about their children. Having Slytherin hatch the Basilisk as his final act before departing was a good idea and well written. Good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Hello Gina! Thanks for your review and the wishes! I couldn\'t resist putting in some Rowena/Salazar; I enjoyed writing about it in this one (even though it\'s not a major plot point). The Basilisk hatching was a little tough to write because I haven\'t read FB and had to rely on the wonderful people at the RD. I\'m glad you liked it!

~Mini.

 

All That Glitters Isn't Gold by Lurid
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 10]

Summary: Nicholas Flamel has called on his most trusted friend to his château in Paris to help him in his time of need – Albus Dumbledore.



Nicholas has something terrible to ask of Albus, something only Albus would be able to help with, a matter concerning his wife.

Winner of the Winter HHWP!!

Categories: Historical Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2878 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/31/06 Updated: 11/07/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Hi Steph! Nice job on your challenge entry! I never really thought about why Dumbledore had the Philospher's Stone in Book One, and you did a good job of explaining it. What a shame that Nicholas and Perenelle drifted so far apart and had to sacrifice their immortality for happiness. Excellent research, and I thought the way you worked in the lines from the books was fantastic! Good luck with the challenge!! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: GINA! Thank you! You know, your little comment about my story actually helped with it, and I had it in my head for the next couple of days until in English we mentioned the world \"funereal\" and I was like *GUH love* So thank you for your help! ♥

 

Summary: They say every beautiful princess gets her prince. In the wizarding world, it's true that every pureblooded princess got her Prince. Rosalind Prewett was no exception. Betrothed to Phillip Prince in the Middle Ages, Rosalind and her beloved will face many trials before they reach Happily Ever After.

Categories: Hospital Wing Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 4905 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/31/06 Updated: 11/07/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

That was lovely! I remember reading about this story on the forums and am so glad you were able to submit it for the challenge! I think the story of Sleeping Beauty works wonderfully in the Wizarding World, particularly the Draught of Living Death. And instead of fighting a dragon, the Prince finds the potion to revive her - great idea! I really like the way you interwove Severus and Eileen's dialogue throughout; I wonder if formatting for italics might be something to think about to make it clearer? Especially if you write the story of Brendan and Eirwen! :) What fairy tale is that? Are you planning to write that story as a Wizarding fairy tale as well?
Wonderful job, it's very original and was fun to read! Good luck in the challenge! ~Gina :)
PS. Don't forget to capitalize "Muggle." :)

Author's Response: Thank you for your review! I\'ll format in itallics ASAP. And, I\'ll try to remember the capital \"M\" in muggle. ;) I hope to write all the wizarding fairy tales, but I\'ve got to think about which one I\'ll do next. Once again, thanks for the lovely review! -MadMar

Author's Response: Thank you for your review! I\'ll format in itallics ASAP. And, I\'ll try to remember the capital \"M\" in muggle. ;) I hope to write all the wizarding fairy tales, but I\'ve got to think about which one I\'ll do next. Once again, thanks for the lovely review! -MadMar

 

A Weasley Good Deed by lucawindmover
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 8]

Summary: After realizing that their younger brother has really begun to grow up, Fred and George Weasley decide to give young Ron a hand.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2083 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/02/06 Updated: 11/04/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/04/06 Title: Chapter 1: A Weasley Good Deed

That was very cute! Nice job with Fred and George, their little trick was lovely fun. The title was very clever. I enjoyed reading this, it made me smile! ~Gina :)

 

Summary: Lucius Malfoy's appealing to the Wizengamot after being caught in the Department of Mysteries, trying to convince them that he's not evil.

Quite silly, really.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 157 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/03/06 Updated: 11/06/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/06/06 Title: Chapter 1: Lucius's Excuses-es

That was neat - it totally made me smile. You have a wonderful sense of humor. Nice job with the rhyming scheme, and with poking fun at Lucius Malfoy! Good luck with future poems! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you! Lucius is one of my favourites. ^_^

 

The 312th Edition by Rhetor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: History, sadly, is not really written by the winners; it's written by the historians. Someday we will all be (at best) footnotes in someone's history book. How much of our passion and devotion will filter through to the distant reader of that book?


Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 2559 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/05/06 Updated: 11/07/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Fantastic! This was just so incredibly unique, I loved it. I am fascinated by the myriad details you put into this - are there stories being written to go with this history? I particularly want to know more about Snape and how he saved Harry, about Hagrid and how he died, and about Harry's ILE that destroyed Voldemort. The Donec Mors Nos Separaverit is fascinating, what is the translation exactly?
I am just so amazed at how concisely and yet how thoroughly you have written our favorite characters' history and interwoven it into a textbook on Hogwarts. Hermione, especially, was well done. What did Ron do, after the Third War?
Wonderful job, I really enjoyed this story! You are a very talented writer, very original. Good luck with your future works! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thank you so very much for that praise, Gina. I don\'t actually *have* too many more details on the questions you posed -- I just wanted to suggest that some things might have happened. \"donec mors nos separavit\" means \"Till death us do part.\" I hadn\'t decided what Ron did after the war, only that he married Hermione and died just before she did. I hope you like my other story, \"On the Headmaster\'s Wall.\"

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/07/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Okay, I just have to add a few more things. :)
I love all the references to magical theory in this piece! It's amazing, the thought and meticulous detail that went into some of this. Is theory an interest of yours?
I also love the reason you gave for the DADA job being cursed, what a great and original idea. Wonderful job!
And finally, I think the last paragraph of Hermione's work is brilliant. You have summed up what JKR is writing about when it comes to love in one sweep, and it's just fantastic.
I just recommended your story to a friend. I hope you get a lot of reads and some deservedly fantastic reviews. It's quite different compared to other stories around here, but so well worth the read. I thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you!
~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks again, Gina; I\'m honored. I tend to be a theoryhead in the areas I work in, so yes, I\'m into theory. But I especially thought that \"Hogwarts: A History\" would tend to focus on theory rather than any other area of magic.

 

Funeral For a Friend by Amelia Bedelia
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 33]

Summary: A tragic accident occurs in Lily's life, causing her to turn to the only friend she has left.

Categories: James/Lily Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 2942 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/12/06 Updated: 11/22/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/22/06 Title: Chapter 1: Funeral For a Friend

That was a very sweet moment for James and Lily. It's nice to see James acting more mature, particularly in the face of a tragedy, and being strong for Lily. It was a good way to address the first war with Voldemort and its impact on this generation, as well as give James and Lily that poignant connection. You did a great job showing Lily's emotions about the loss of her friend. Nice job! ~Gina :)

 

Moving On by Cheshlin
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: It is the end of HBP and Harry sets his eyes on his goals.



This is dedicated to MithrilQuill, who has recently become our (Slytherin's) prefect.

Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 102 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/13/06 Updated: 11/15/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/15/06 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Lovely poem! You can really feel a sense of determination to face the changes of a post-HBP world, particularly by the end. I like the form, especially the final rhyming couplet - it wraps it up nicely. You really do have a skill for poetry! Nice job! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: I\'m so glad that you liked it. This was my first poem that I posted just by itself. I\'m glad it is getting some enjoyment! Cyns

 

Counting to Five Thousand by Rhetor
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 54]

Summary: Past Featured StoryOne decision leads to an army of consequences, and a lifetime is not too long to spend amending them.

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

Word count: 11985 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/14/06 Updated: 12/21/06


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/22/06 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue: Before a Storm

Good start! I liked the dialogue between Ron and Harry, it was very well done and in character. Setting it against a storm was great. Is this a Horcrux hunt then? Good luck with the next part! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks, Gina. I don\'t want to say too much about what\'s going to happen next, but I don\'t think I\'ll give anything away by telling you that you won\'t be watching them while they hunt for horcruxes.

 

Draco, The Babysitter by mgle_teacher
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 475]

Summary: After a potion goes awry, Draco finds himself as the newly appointed babysitter of one Hermione Granger, age: 4. As if that wasn't humiliating enough, his wand is confiscated by Potter and he is forced to do everything the dreaded Muggle way.

Note to my readers: This story has been on hiatus forever due to a variety of factors. I do hope to finish it some day, but don't hold your breath. Also, this is NOT a Dramione nor will I change it to be one. Lastly, I am in the process of rewriting this story so bear with me.

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Book 7 Disregarded

Word count: 16519 Chapters: 11 Completed: No
Published:
11/15/06 Updated: 10/22/07


Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 12/13/06 Title: Chapter 2: Hot Chocolate Musings

Lovely job, Ritta! It's very cute. The new parts worked out well, especially that last line: "I'd be more worried about Ron's reaction.":) I wonder if you are planning on including that at some point? ;) Good job tying Hermione's character as we know her (smart and curious) to her younger self. Good luck with chapter three! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Thanks, Gina! *huggles*
I\'m really happy with the new parts - they were last minute inspiration. I thought of not dealing with Ron, but decided that it would be rather humorous to see his reaction. I will include it...so look out for it.

 
Reviewer: Gmariam Signed
Date: 11/23/06 Title: Chapter 1: Exploding Cauldrons

Ritta!! Yay, it was posted before the break! I'm so happy for you - congrats on your first story!! Like I've already told you, I think you have a great start here. You do such a good job with Draco, and the dialogue between him and Hermione is always so fun to read. I love little Hermione already, she is so cute! I can't wait to see her interaction with Draco, and how he manages some of the things you have planned, particularly without his wand. Good luck as you continue! ~Gina :)

Author's Response: Yay!! Thanks for your review and encouragement, Gina! You definitely have had to put up with my \'story ideas\' and consultations. I was worried about the dialogue since it\'s not one of my fortes but I\'m happy with how it turned out. I love Draco - hence, must torture him. lol.

 
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