Penname: OHara [Contact]
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Member Since: 10/26/07
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I'm a teenaged Harry Potter-obsessed United States resident. I absolutely love all things Potter, so a few years ago, I decided to try my hand at fan fiction. I've really enjoyed my time on this fantastic site; people have been so helpful, friendly and constructive. This is probably the best-run, least negative Internet community I've ever stumbled upon. There are writers who are doing absolutely amazing work on this site, and I know that my experiences here have helped me grow as a writer.

Some of the info below is a little out-of-date (I've fallen out of love with The Office and fallen head-over-heels for Supernatural, for example), but I'm leaving it as is anyway.

My Favorite HP Books (in order!) are: DH, OotP, GoF, HBP, CoS, SS/PS, PoA

I have always "shipped" Hermione/Ron and Harry/Ginny. I thought Luna/Neville might happen, but that never did! (Hannah Abbott?)

My Favorite Characters are Harry, Ron, Hermione, Snape, Dumbledore, Voldemort and Neville! (And just about all the others, too!)

My Favorite Non-HP Books are: Gone With the Wind (hence the penname), Little Women, Great Expectations, Les Miserables, the Artemis Fowl series, the Twilight series, the Inheritance Cycle, The Stand and The Mists of Avalon, among others!

My Favorite Movies are: Gone With the Wind (obviously), all the HP movies (didn't love PoA, though), The Lord of the Rings and Shanghai Knights, which is a wildly underrated and extremely funny movie

I also love the shows Chuck, Pushing Daisies, Lost, Friends, Seinfeld, 24 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Also Alias. Also Angel. Also The Office. And Firefly. I watch too much TV!

I also have extremely varied tastes in music. Right now, I have Nickleback, Sheryl Crow, the Fray, Celine Dion, Guns 'n' Roses, Madonna, ABBA, AC/DC, Kid Rock, Shania Twain, Sarah MacLachlan, Three Doors Down and assorted songs from various musicals on my MP3 player. Not that any of you care, but just in case you take music recommendations from random people on the Internet. . . . . .

My Favorite FanFic is the Neville Longbottom series by Sonorus. If you haven't read it yet you should check it out! I also enjoy The Dark Lord's Blog by Schmerg the Impaler!

I am now on the MNFF Beta Boards, still under the name OHara and I've been sorted into Gryffindor, which is AWESOME!

So far, my stories are:

Albus Potter and the Flamel File
This is the first in a series of seven stories about Albus and it's going pretty well so far. Please check it out if you like Next-Gen stories. Or just want to. Unfinished

Click here Albus Potter and the Flamel File: to see the gorgeous banner that Russia Snow made for my story!

The Double
This is a medium-length story about Draco Malfoy. It's got action, romance and mystery, so it should appeal to a lot of people. Unfinished

Click here The Double: to see the amazing banner that James Jameson made for my story!

The Crumple-Horned Snorkack
A short one-shot about Luna's trip to Sweden six months after the Battle of Hogwarts. It's my personal favorite (so far) of my fan fiction stories. Finished

Click here The Crumple-Horned Snorkack: to see the beautiful banner that James Jameson made for the story!

Whatever Possessed You
Another short one-shot about Quirrell's initial meeting with, and possession by, Voldemort. Would love to get some feedback on this! Finished

Click here Whatever Possessed You: to see the lovely banner that James Jameson created for the story!

How Voldemort Got His Groove Back
This is my first humor fiction. I've got a pretty odd sense of humor and I don't what you'll all think of it, but please let me know! Unfinished

A Perfect Fit
This is my first romance story; it's not a genre I'm wild about, but I was pretty happy with how it turned out and I've gotten a really positive response. Finished

Click here: A Perfect Fit: to see the wonderful banner James Jameson made for my story!

(I Won't) Rest in Peace
I am a big, big Buffy fan and I have a particular penchant for Spike and "Once More, With Feeling" (the Season Six musical episode for you uninitiated), so how could I resist a "Rest in Peace" musical parody? I'm not really a poet, but I hope it's entertaining. Finished

A Piece of the Past
This story was written for the Lofty Learning One-Shot Challenge: The Science of Portraiture. I'm quite happy with how it turned out. Even though I didn't place in the contest, it was still a lot of fun! Finished

Click here: A Piece of the Past:> to see the extremely cool banner that James Jameson made for my story!

Humbug
I wrote this Christmas one-shot for the Christmas Contest on the Black Lake in the forums. I didn't get my story read, but I like it and I hope everyone else does too. Finished

The Amulet of Imhotep
I wrote this story for the Gauntlet Round 8 and it came in third place! Big thank-you to my guide, NikkiSue, who was just great. I'd love to get a review on this story! Finished


I haven't been active on this site for a long time now, probably more than a year. Real life gets busier and more complicated when you grow up (who'd have thought?) and I find myself with little time for fan fiction. I have actually had some original fiction published in print, which was hugely exciting. Writing is the only thing I love to do as much as reading, and I know that it's the career I want to pursue. My time on MuggleNet was hugely helpful and influential, and I want to thank everyone who has helped or encouraged me.

Unfortunately, my chaptered stories are likely to remain unfinished. It's probably been too long for me to get back to them (I know that I have outlines stashed away somewhere, but they're unlikely to resurface) and I lack the time and energy to piece them back together. If that's a disappointment, I'm truly sorry.

I probably won't write anything else for the site, with the possible exception of contest or Gauntlet entries. I have a lot of other things to focus on right now. Of course, you never know, and if the fan fiction fever overtakes me again, I'll be sure to update this page. Until then, enjoy the stories I've written!

Thanks for reading!

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Stories by OHara

Summary: Even death can't keep the Dark Lord busy for long! A few weeks after his death, Voldemort returns to earth and finds his magic lost.

Forced to live as a Muggle, Voldemort teams up with an unlikely friend in an attempt to get a flat, keep a steady job and regain his old glory.

Please note: This story contains ridiculous plot twists, kooky pop culture references, extremely out-of-character behavior, alternate universes galore and a great deal of random silliness. You have been warned!

Categories: Humor Fics Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 4637 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
09/01/09 Updated: 10/07/10


The Double by OHara
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 5]

Summary: Six years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy is recruited by a sinister organization called the Confederacy, which is bent on destroying Muggle-borns all over Britain.

But Draco turns traitor and becomes a double agent for the Ministry. Can he and handler Astoria Greengrass stop the Confederacy before they wreak havoc on the Wizarding World?

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Alternate Universe, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 8998 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
07/01/09 Updated: 07/27/10


The Amulet of Imhotep by OHara
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 0]

Summary:

When a griffin escapes from a magical museum with a powerful Amulet in its stomach, Hermione Granger sets off on a journey around the globe to recover it.

Traveling through Europe, Asia, America and Africa, Hermione pursues the elusive beast, racing against a bloodthirsty gang of international terrorists bent on recovering the Amulet.

I am OHara of Gryffindor House and this is my entry in Round 8 of the Gauntlet. It got third place! Thank you, judges!



Categories: Post-Hogwarts Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 13777 Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Published:
01/13/10 Updated: 01/24/10


Humbug by OHara
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: It's Christmas time at Hogwarts, but Severus Snape is not feeling the holiday cheer. As he patrols the castle late at night, his mind wanders to the memory of a Christmas long ago.

One-shot.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1726 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
12/08/09 Updated: 12/14/09


Summary: In 2017, the Wizarding World seems peaceful and safe. Voldemort is long dead and the Death Eaters wiped out or imprisoned.

Albus Potter is eleven and just beginning his first year at Hogwarts. With the help of his big extended family, he navigates the new and exciting world of magic.

But there are challenges on the horizon and the most dangerous is coming from a shadowy group that is hunting something called the Flamel File. . . .

Year One begins.

Categories: Next Generation Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 31852 Chapters: 9 Completed: No
Published:
04/06/09 Updated: 11/27/09


A Piece of the Past by OHara
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: In the late eighteen-hundreds, Isla Black marries a Muggle and is banished by her family in disgrace.

Her sister Elladora is more supportive. She offers to paint Isla's portrait as a gift for her Muggle husband. It will be a masterpiece, Elladora says.

But what Isla doesn't know is that when the portrait is complete, Elladora plans to kill her.

I am OHara of Gryffindor House and this is my entry in the Lofty Learning One-Shot Challenge: The Science of Portraiture.

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Violence

Word count: 4239 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/19/09 Updated: 11/20/09


(I Won't) Rest in Peace by OHara
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Just before the Battle of Hogwarts, Voldemort sings to Nagini in a parody of the song "Rest in Peace" from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "Once More, With Feeling."



Categories: Poetry Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 306 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/26/09 Updated: 10/08/09


A Perfect Fit by OHara
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: Years after the events of "Deathly Hallows," Ron has an important question to ask Hermione. Can he ask it? What will she say?

One-shot.

Categories: Ron/Hermione Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 1978 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/16/09 Updated: 09/26/09


Whatever Possessed You by OHara
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Mild-mannered Hogwarts professor Quirinius Quirrell enters a dark Albanian forest in search of a bloodthirsty vampire, but what he encounters is something far more dangerous. . . .

Short One-shot

Categories: Dark/Angsty Fics Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 1782 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/10/09 Updated: 05/18/09


The Crumple-Horned Snorkack by OHara
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Two months after the Battle of Hogwarts, Luna goes hunting for the Crumple-Horned Snorkack and discovers something unexpected in the process.

Very short one-shot.

Categories: General Fics Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 1386 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
04/21/09 Updated: 05/02/09


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