My penname comes from the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede. "Argelfraster" is a spell that melts evil wizards. :)
I joined YEARS ago (five, to be precise... wow I'm old) to post pre-Twilight RPattz adoration fic disguised as a Cedric/Moaning Myrtle pairing. With the last movie coming out, I have nostalgically returned to writing extremely random ships in the Harry Potter world. I've been gone from the fandom for a long time so feel free to recommend me some new fics! All my favorites were finished ages ago haha.
Also, like everyone else, I love reviews! Don't hesitate to give constructive criticism.
I really like this story. Very original and well-thought-out. Great chapter, and keep up the good work! :)
Awww...that letter... *melts* oh, this is why I like Draco/Hermione fics. Fluffy confession letters that accidentally get sent and not burnt. :P Awesome chapter, and please update soon! (I'm dying to know what happens now, after that cliffhanger...)
I've been following this story forever (even though I'm not actually active here anymore, MNFF still sends me email alerts) and I have to say I've thoroughly enjoyed every one of the few-and-far-between chapters. This remains one of my favorite Harry Potter fanfics, and I can't wait to finally read the ending! :)
!!! I loved this chapter. Oliver's family was hilariously annoying...and the creeling tradition was just plain funny. And the kiss! So sweet! You've convinced me to be an Oliver/Hermione shipper. Can't wait for the next chapter. :)
Author's Response: *giggles* I loved writing Oliver\'s family - I\'m so glad you liked them too :-) That\'s really wonderful to hear that I\'ve managed to convert you to this ship - they\'re just so much fun together, aren\'t they?
I love this story! Oliver/Hermione is so cute... and your characterization of him is so lovable. I want more! Please update soon? :D
Author's Response: Thank you so much! Oliver is a sweetie, isn\'t he? :-)
Hurray! An update! So there're vampires on the loose, eh? That could get interesting... And the Weasley twins' use of Hermione to prank the Slytherins was funny. Great chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you! I loved the pixie scene too :-) Yes, poor Oliver is quite upset about the posibility of vampires too. I\'m really happy you\'re still enjoying it! *hugs*
Nominated for a Quicksilver Quill for Best Romance-Non Canon 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2010 mods changed the rules (they got tired of the same fics being nominated ^_~) so no more QQ hopes, but that's okay. No proof is needed that Draco/Ginny = love.
* Written before the HBP, this tale presents an alternate sixth year in which Dumbledore lives, Draco is more than a foil to Harry, and Blaise Zabini is a girl. I hope readers who ship Draco/Ginny will enjoy the story which includes dancing with faeries, Celtic and Norse mythology, school holidays in London and Spain, and loads of fantasy and romance. "Is this a kissing book?" (to quote the Princess Bride) Yes, it is. *
(Warnings were added for safety, due to brief allusions in later chapters, not graphic content.)
Haha, love it! The Princess Bride quotes are awesome. (Mawwiage! Mawwiage is wot bwings us here today...teehee.) And Westley and Luna are soooo cute together! Have you ever heard the song "Mandolin Moon" by Sister Hazel? There's a line in the song that says, "My luna girl," and it always reminds me of Westley calling her Bella Luna. :) Anyway, excellent chapter. I actually went and read the rest of it on FF.net because I wanted to find out what happened...but it's fun to read it again here!
Author's Response: Thanks and no, I haven\'t heard it. I\'ll have to go download it asap. :D. I scrunched my eyes closed over the \'went and read\' because I really need to edit those chaps to make them lean and clean with proper UK spelling and format. You\'ll inspire me to go faster, lol.
This story is awesome! I love Shakespeare (and the Princess Bride). 'Westley Roberts' is so cool! And I loved how you turned Blaise Zabini into a girl...I will never be able to think of poor Blaise again without wondering if he really is a 'he'. Very well done!
Author's Response: Thank you! If Blaise had done more than sneer and look pretty, LOL, I might\'ve felt bad for taking creative liberty, but since he didn\'t, I\'m glad I chose to make Blaise a girl. :D
Awesome! As much as I hate to admit it, I am a sucker for all things fluffy, so I love this fic. Luna's little conflict between Harry and Wesley is great. Personally I prefer Wesley...but that may just be because of his Dread-Pirate-Roberts origin. "I've worked hard to become so"...teehee, love it. And Harry is perfect with his angstiness and his obvious ignorance to Luna's crush. That's so very Harry-ish. :) Great job on keeping Ginny and Draco in character yet in love... keep up the great writing!
Author's Response: Don\'t hate to admit it, be proud! Fluff isn\'t mindless \'I love you boo, I love you too\', lol, it\'s romance that makes life worth living, makes hard times easier to bear, and with humor balances out angst and drama for a well rounded story! (Did I convince you? :D) Thanks for the review, and especially for the encouragement. ^_^
Very cool! The acromantula's point of view is fascinating...nice how you threw in the acromantula that Cedric and Harry met in the maze. Nice job, it was very well written!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! I\'m glad you liked it. :)
So Dudley married a witch, huh? Wow... can't wait to see how he takes this... very cool! Your plotline looks great so far. Keep writing!
Author's Response: I wouldn\'t be so sure Dudley is going to find out about his wife :-). Thanks for reviewing!
Interesting! Hmm, nice idea to make Neville be Headmaster, although I would think he'd be more likely a herbology teacher. Well, anyway, cool story, I'll be watching it for updates!
Author's Response: Neville was a Herbology teacher, but a couple years ago McGonnegal died, so he took over.
I don't want to offend you, but I just have to say this: Cordi sounds so much like a Mary Sue that I nearly gagged. Seriously. She needs at least one flaw--like a nose that's too long, or really shaggy eyebrows, or less perfect hair. Or a personality flaw; for instance, she gets mad really easy and yells at people for no apparent reason. For believable characters, you have to include flaws. And Cordi is too perfect to be believable.
Again, I hope this doesn't offend you. She has potential, if only you don't make her so horribly perfect. I'd say rewrite her character with at least some sort of flaw, and she'd be a lot better.
Author's Response: I have to giggle at this, not in an effort to offend you, but because that\'s exactly what Beth said when she rejected the story for the first time. I\'m not offended in the slightest. I\'ll tell you exactly wat I told her. This is a series about Charlie and Cordi. She is meant to come off as a Mary Sue in this first bit in order to show the difference between how Charlie perceives her when they first meet and how he truly finds her to be as they get to know each other and fall in love.
Just to set the record straight, Cordi has many flaws. She is incredibly clumsy. She cannot ask for or acccept help, and she is stubborn about it to a fault. While she is beautiful, she only sees her beauty as a hinderance. She refuses to believe that people see her as anything more than just a pretty face. She is intelligent, but also dedicated and hardworking, all of which is lost when people see how pretty she is. Her family has given her a certain role to fill, which is not even close to what she wants for herself, so she is torn between fulfilling her role as the \"proper witch\" and being the person she truly wants to be.
I am hoping that, if you continue to read the short stories in the series, you will see Cordi grow and her flaws will be exposed as Charlie comes to terms with who she really is.
After all, when you first meet someone, don\'t you try to put your best foot forward? It is only through getting to know the person that you see who they really are.
This first part is told from Charlie\'s point of view, with Charlie\'s thoughts and feelings. The second part is told from Cordi\'s point of view and might be more believable for you.
Stick around, you might like where this goes. :)
...Wow. That was amazing. Very well written. I love the conflict of emotions, and the suggestion that Tom Riddle loved Myrtle back. I've read a couple fics (and even written one) that suggest that Myrtle had a crush on him, but I guess I haven't seen one that says he loved her back. Anyway--excellent job! I really enjoyed it!
Author's Response: Thank you! I decided that I love reading the canon fictions but I wanted to write something unique. And poor Myrtle has been in that bathroom crying for fifty years...she must have some story behind her! Thanks again for the review.