Well, I don't know what to say. I'm in Australia. I'm 24 and I like the world of Harry Potter, obviously. Some stuff about me:
Fave HP Category:
Mystery. Good Mystery. Though my faves say otherwise. Hmm...
Fave HP Book:
Prisoner of Azkaban, though book 4 is a close second.
Fave HP Character/s:
I like reading about minor HP characters that could or have had serious moral dilemmas (or questionable allegiances... or are just mean sometimes heh):
- Regulus Black ---> Example: Fragmentary
- Minerva McGonagall ---> Example: Along Came Riddle
- Theodore Nott ---> Example: Control The Wind
- Tom Riddle (young) ---> Example: Riddle's War and Example: Take My Heart Away
- Barty Crouch Jr. ---> Example: Roses And Thorns
I have read some really interesting fics and I liked the way some of the characters were portrayed together, especially where they were in character:
- Percy/Pansy (seriously)
Stories In Progress:
I have a few stories in progress, but sticking to a story for more than 5 chapters is, I admit, a challenge. Nevertheless I'm really getting into one of my stories - a murder mystery. So for now I'm just writing chapter 4 for it and tying some plot twists around. Hopefully I'll be submitting soon :)
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Very, very interesting. And wonderfully written too.
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review.
This is really interesting! I love how you sprinkle the clues around. It's a real mystery/crime story. And it just keeps getting more and more interesting. Do update soon. I'll be following this one!
Author's Response: Thank you so very much. The sprinkling of the clues is a factor that is very important to me, so I\'m happy you think it\'s being done well. I\'m still working on the third chapter, so it\'ll be at least a week. Thanks for the review.
Summary: A young boy knows that he is different from his family. However, he does not understand why.
Since he is young, naive, and is selfish as all young children are, he assumes that what he does not understand is not important.
Oh this was an enjoyable read. I especially like Uncle Algie's attitude when he's trying to evoke magic in Neville. And it ended really well. Good work.
Summary: Draco escapes from fighting of the war with what is left of him. He stumbles across a mirror and sees his disheveled appearance, and is disgusted with it.
Need's reviews PLEASE! please! :(
Mmm, very interesting. I like how you start it; hinting that he was once proud of his reflection. I like the last to lines esp. They wrap up the poem nicely.
Author's Response: Thank you! I wasn\'t sure how to start this one. And the ending I had thought of came to me instantly. thanks for reviewing!
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Nicely written; good descriptions. I do think there were dialogue parts which seemed a bit odd though. One example is just after Hermione conjours up her Patronus and the Dementors retreat. The lines she says after that sound rushed. There was a Dementor attack but suddenly nobody's scared or freaking out and Hermione goes happily back to her Prefect duties. So that bit sounds rushed.
But in most parts you describe things very well. Great sentence structure. Enjoyable read :) Curious as to what happens next.
Harry Potter and The Process of writing Fan Fiction by Purplemage
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 110]
Summary: A hilarious ride inside an author's head as he tries to write the best fic ever written by a fan. Unfortunatley, things don't go as planned and the author must get himself out of a sticky situation before he ruins the joy of writing Fan Fiction forever.
WARNING: Random and Bizarre humor ahead.
This was such an enjoyable read. I especially like how 'the real world' affected theirs (eg. fog being smoke and your typing causing an earthquake). In the end it was pleasantly ridiculous. Great! :)
Author's Response: I\'m glad how you liked that the author\'s world affects the characters\' world. i sometimes feel it\'s like that when I\'m writing. Thanks for the review!
Summary: A short drabble about what happened between Tom and Ginny in the Chamber of Secrets before Harry came along.
I remember reading this a few days ago. Was too busy to review. So here it is! I liked it, so dark, evil. I love how you describe her struggle to be free from him. I also like the way you describe the diary and Tom - how he feels fresh air which means that the diary has been opened... really nicely described.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing! I\'m glad you enjoyed it.
Summary: Theodore Nott has never had much respect for anyone but himself. But after being summoned by Lord Voldemort to join the Death Eaters, his world turns upside down, and he finds himself questioning everything, including his own values and beliefs. Darkish, but with surprisingly light and fluffy bits, kind of like my Dad's pancakes or a truly hideous dress that my Mum once bought for me.
Written by Schmerg_The_Impaler from Hufflepuff House for the Gauntlet's 3rd run. Whoot!
wow that's really good. I enjoyed reading it and Theodore Nott is fast becoming one of my favourite characters. Well done :)
Author's Response: Thanks! I love Theodore, too. I knew he was someone I wanted to write about as soon as I saw the thing on JK Rowling\'s website about the scene she deleted from GOF about Theo and Malfoy.
Wishes. Sometimes she closes her eyes to make one, and the floodgates open wide and they come in streams that drown out the world....But it doesn’t matter what she wants, it never has....
wow... that was really sad. After reading it I don't think I could really imagine her situation any different from this... Lost and not really knowing how to get what she wishes, but still wishing... Now I can't imagine her any other way! Great one-shot.
Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it!
Summary: Obsession turns to madness turns to weakness. Tom Riddle. One shot.
very nice, poetic, raw. You manage to make sense of his character, to explain his beliefs and goals very well.
Summary: Blaise is misunderstood by most, and Hogwarts is his only regular home. Not that being a Slytherin is easy. His mother won't tell him what he wants to know. And worse, her penchant for rich husbands- many of them- puts him in the public eye far more than he'd like. Does anyone know who his father is? And why are all these Death Eaters on his case? Can't they just leave him alone already? Blaise isn't going to ask again, so pay attention, Dark Lord!
Follow him through the major complications of his life as he gets nearer to finding out a dark secret he never could have imagined.
Thanks go to Dara for being an awesome beta! Chapter 7 now up!
Hello! I'm reviewing! Heh, obviously. I noticed your story ages ago and bookmarked it but only just checked it out. Sounds really interesting and I'm enjoying it so please do update! It reminds me of a story I read ages ago; it was called Remedial History and the main character was Theodore Nott. It had him in a situation similar to Blaise's where he had to choose sides. I think it's a very interesting idea to explore and I can't wait to see what you do with poor Blaise in the chapters to come.
Summary: Love's not a bed of roses...
there's also pain, betrayal and heart-break.
A lonely and neglected girl. A stubborn young Order member. A sarcastic Healer. Hermione's been trusted with a secret. But with knowledge comes danger...
Againster a backround of prejudice, family ties and surpression, two powerful love stories are playing themselves out. But the clock is ticking against them...
This story is great! I love the mystery of the Six, and how they will somehow be drawn together. I really like how the characters' lives are all connected and every chapter is so much fun to read. I also just love Robert. He's such a fun, irritating character and I enjoy reading about him, always. So please make me really, really happy by updating!
Sparkles and daisies to you!! :)
Author's Response: Thanks for the sparkles and dasies!\r\nIt was kinda the plan to have everyone\'s lives woven together. Basically, it started out as two seperate plot lines: Hermione\'s story, and Cho\'s story. Gradually, as I introduced more and more complex characters and sub plots (like Draco and Myra, and Cassandra, and the Malfoys etc etc) everything started merging together becoming one big tangled crazy epic. \r\nI\'m glad you like Robert. As much as I love him too, after I\'ve just written one of his particularly sarcastic comments, I just want to punch him. Really hard. On the nose. Actually, I want to make Cho punch him, but (at the moment) she\'s restraining herself. \r\nI\'ve written most of the next chapter (which I may end up splitting into two because it\'s about twenty-five pages in my note book and still growing), but I still haven\'t edited it yet, or typed it up. Still, my school\'s about to break up, so I\'ll be able to write loads when I\'m on holiday.\r\nSee you soon with the next chapter!
Summary: Mai Chrissa Sutherland, decendent of the Sutherland clan of Scotland, is a sixth year Ravenclaw who plays Seeker for the house team. When Mai has a run in with none other than Marcus Flint, visions set forth a bizzarre set of events brewing problems for Mai. Appart from the visions and night frights, Mai's feelings for boys are changing.
Very nicely written. It's interesting how Mai only now sees that she and Oliver have a lot in common. You get her character across very well and she was a pleasure to read about :)
lol poor Roger. I get the feeling he does care, in his own weird way.
Summary: Percy Weasley has finally found, at age twenty-one, a decent place to live and a level ground with his family. The only thing troubling him in his life is not knowing what is holding him back from promotion at the Ministry.
His life is as uncomplicated as he could ever want. That is until a homeless young woman with the ability to make him as nervous as a schoolboy shows up on his door. His Gryffindor chivalry demands he help her and her terrible situation, but the feelings she stirs in him are far from gentlemanly.
Audrey Sparks has a job to do. An undercover job involving Percy Weasley. But she soon learns that her conscience won't let her merely steal from him and then leave.
Hearts may well be stolen instead. A Percy Weasley/Audrey Sparks Romance
Great story! Neat idea! I really like your characterisation of Audrey, and for some reason I keep picturing her like Clara from Doctor Who, heh. Keeping an eye on it; hope there's updates soon!
Summary: It’s been seven months since Cyril Cresswell fought in the battle that saw the end of Voldemort, nine months since he learned that the Snatchers had murdered his father, and a full year since he lost the girl he loved.
Only the girl he loved hasn’t been lost to death like his father. She’s still walking and breathing and living in her parents’ house in Ottery St. Catchpole. She hasn’t spoken to him since Christmas Eve last year. She blames him for what she’s lost.
All of this means that for him, Christmas isn’t all that merry and bright this year. He doesn’t plan on celebrating it at all. But when his father appears as a ghost in his room on Christmas Eve, he’s swept along on a journey that may just change things for the better.
Cyril has been nominated for Best OC in the 2011 Quicksilver Quills awards. =D
Ooh what a cliffie!
Very interesting story. Nicely written, and Cyril is an interesting character to read about. Very much want to know what happens next. Will keep reading :)
Author's Response: I had way too much fun with cliffies during this story. And I'm glad you liked Cyril and were interested to see what happened next. Thank you for reading and reviewing. =D