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I became intrigued with Harry Potter after the movie release of the Half-Blood Prince, after which I read the books and was accordingly caught in the thrill of Harry’s magic world. Since then I have never managed to escape.

I write fan fiction because I like to write, and would rather be writing original material but unfortunately inspiration is far and few between. I also happen to be an obsessive compulsive, raving fangirl whom enjoys furthering characters and exploiting tantalizing plot opportunities. Also, because all that nasty business of coming up with characters/setting/plot has already been taken care of by someone else.

I have another profile, under the same name, on "the pit of voles" where you can find many more Harry Potter stories written by me, as well as brushes with a couple other fandoms. I only submit works to this site that are among my personal favorites.

I'm fond of one-word titles and chocolate.

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Oread, Walking by Seren

Rated:Past Featured Story
Summary: Cedric was just as odd as Hermione, because he liked to walk. Cedric/Hermione
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 07/29/14 Title: Chapter 1: Oread, Walking

Gorgeous prose and a very sweet story. I liked the style tremendously.

200,000 Reasons You'll Find My Client 'Not Guilty' by FenrirG

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: When Lucius Malfoy asked me to be his attorney, I had no choice but to accept. Actually… I suppose I did have a choice, seeing that it wouldn’t exactly have put Lucius in the best light if he’d threatened me while on trial, or anything like that. But the choice I had, frankly, came down to money. In fact, I find that a lot of choices come down to money in today’s legal system—not the least of which was the choice to let Mr Malfoy walk free.

A deceptively light, satirical story about a young lawyer who makes his big break to success during the trial of Lucius Malfoy--and learns an important lesson in the process.

I am FenrirG of Ravenclaw, writing for the August One-Shot Challenge: The Trial of Lucius Malfoy.

Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 04/04/14 Title: Chapter 1: From the Life of Mr. Archibald Bailey

A wonderful, clever idea. I read this some time ago and now that I've finally got an account, had to go back to favorite it. Thank you for such an enjoyable read.

Long-Distance Extendable Ears by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Fred is dead.

But that's just the beginning! Because one of George's ears is up in heaven, and the other is down on earth...

Oh, the possibilities!

Written for the Next Great Adventure challenge on the MNFF beta boards. I am Schmerg_The_Impaler of Hufflepuff House.
Twice nominated for Best Post-Hogwarts Story in the 2008 Quicksilver Quills Awards!
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 05/10/14 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One and Only

This was utterly fantastic. A clever idea and a perfect blend of humor and genuine emotion. All the characters were spot on. Very well written and executed.

Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 05/12/14 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One and Only

This is utterly fantastic. The idea was fresh an clever and perfectly executed. The characters and character-growth was spot-on.
The content was both humorous and poignant - you did a lovely job of combining levity with grief, and Fred's thoughts of watching George back down on earth, slowly slipping away from him.
I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed this. Favorited and treasured.

Chocolate Frog by L A Moody

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Amid the desolation of Diagon Alley, a tiny ray of hope lay buried. Nothing more than a tidbit amid the sweeping despair of Deathly Hallows, yet it would not let go of my imagination. Had I found the casually inserted pivotal clue that would rise like Nicolas Flamel from the pages of the first book? Or had I stumbled upon another Mark Evans: nothing but filler detail in the opening pages of The Order of the Phoenix, JKR having overlooked that he bore the same last name as Harry’s mother?

So I waited for my little gem to bear fruit, to become one of those climactic surprises we should have seen coming, but somehow overlooked. Only it never came to pass. The death count mounted to a staggering high, the epic moments came and went, Snape’s back story was finally revealed, and still nothing.

So it has lain, bereft and unwanted, among the detritus of a Diagon Alley the Death Eaters had turned into a bully’s playground. But in the intervening years, this rough diamond has become the inspiration for this story, spreading its tentacles into new and intriguing territories.

Although Harry mentions Chocolate Frog as the title of Mad-Eye Moody’s autobiography at the end of my previous tale, The Dark Phoenix, this version of the story goes beyond that. Nonetheless, the sections representing Moody’s memoirs are clearly labeled.

This story begins with events recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and continues beyond the end of the series. I have attempted to conform to canon as much as possible, elaborating only where the circumstances are vague or passed over. It is an interpretation of the events that happened behind the scenes, so to speak.

Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 10/21/14 Title: Chapter 9: Nine / Dumbledore: On the Wings of a Thestral

My gosh, this chapter is gorgeous. Tears are falling thick and fast. You write beautifully and I'm thoroughly enjoying this story, and looking forward to perusing your others. I'm particularly impressed with your dialog, which has both wit and intelligence. I'm intrigued with the concept of Moody's survival, and wondering whether or not he shall ever reveal himself to the remainders of the Order. Hopefully he shall; I found it exceedingly sad that Tonks didn't realize he was still alive before she died. Well, on to the next chapter....

Author's Response: So pleased you liked this particular chapter. It’s one of my favorites as well – even though it’s really sad. It was particularly difficult deciding which other “good” characters had to die to round out this chapter. Perhaps that’s how JKR felt at times. Who knows? Sometimes I feel that large chunks of this story consist of paying homage to characters which were discarded too easily in canon.

> Hope you enjoy the rest of the stories! And haven’t despaired of a new update just yet….

Strangers at Drakeshaugh by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours.

Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?

Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2011
Nominated for: Best Post-Hogwarts (Chaptered) story - Quicksilver Quills 2012
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 08/29/14 Title: Chapter 1: The Drop Off

Oh no! Your work has officially captured my attention - and there's so much of it! Ah well, I suppose this is where I'll be spending all my free time for the next few months. (It's all very good, by the way. Just a wonderful expansion on the Potter-verse and I really do look forward to reading as much as I can)

Author's Response: Thank you.
You'll soon catch up, as I'm slow to update. This is by far my most popular (and most reviewed) story. I hope you enjoy the ride.

Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 08/29/14 Title: Chapter 2: The Pick Up

I loved the line about Harry knowing how to make an entrance :)

Author's Response: Thank you. -N-

Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 09/01/14 Title: Chapter 14: Interlude: Three Families

Well, a little more than half-way through, I thought it was about time to leave another comment. I wanted to compliment you on how well you've put together this story, all the sub-plots and side-stories are mashed together very convincingly. I'm also thoroughly enjoying all the characters - both cannon and original.

Particular things I liked included your explanation of why Harry was so good with little children (which made me, at the same time, very sad and angry at the Dursleys), I also loved, loved, loved your characterization of Luna. Her talking to Mary at the front gate was utterly hilarious. You've really nailed her. I also really enjoyed Ron and Mike, and how they seemed to connect so well while joking about Luna.

Anyway, I'm very excited to see what happens next and congratulations on this stellar job.

Author's Response:
Thanks for the review.

As I’ve said before, I originally intended for this to be an Auror-centred murder mystery with family crises on the side. But my narrator persuaded me otherwise. Jacqui rather took over. Many of the original characters (Lavender’s husband, Terry and Michaels wives) have appeared in other stories, so I know them well.

It seems that Harry’s past could have pushed him one of two ways. I think that, if it weren’t for Ginny, he’d spoil his kids. It takes me a long time to write Luna. I have to reach the point where she enters, and then try to find a Luna-worldview, and base her replies on her logic. I believe that Ginny is right not to be worried about inviting Luna to a party. The fact that she doesn’t fit in is immaterial, because she doesn’t fit in the magical world, either. In some ways Ron and Hermione are very like Mike and Jacqui.


The Missing Hands by Hotrav

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

Molly Weasley seems to have a heart big enough to accept anyone in need of love. It doesn't matter if the person is an abused little boy named Harry or her son's always present 'friend' Hermione, Molly will mother them.

Perhaps her need to reach out is caused by what should be present, but is not. The Missing Hands...

Beta Reader - Hogwartsbookworm

Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 08/08/14 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - The Missing Hands

This is utterly heart-wrenching. You've manged to capture Molly Weasley's character perfectly.

Toads by CanisMajor

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Sirius is on the run from Azkaban -- with a little help from the toads.
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 10/18/14 Title: Chapter 1: Toads

Marvelously unique! Sirius wondering whether or not he should ever again live somewhere by his choice made me very sad. You're a really terrific writer. Your word-choice and sentence structure flow together so nicely. Thanks for the read!

Author's Response: Thanks for reading. Sirius is harder to write than he looks, and I'm not convinced I really got him right in this one. Perhaps I'll try again some time.

His and Hers by Acacia Carter

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: In a perfect world, Neville and Hannah's wedding would go off without a hitch. This is not a perfect world.
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 04/09/14 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

I adored this. You captured their characters and emotions so perfectly. It was sweet but at the same time funny and overall just a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Tom Riddle and the Chamber of Secrets by CanisMajor

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: What really happened the last time someone let the Basilisk out? Harry Potter got a brief and rather self-serving version of the story from Tom Riddle's memory, and a few more details from Myrtle. But there was someone else who could have told him a great deal more, had he known to ask her.
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 10/04/14 Title: Chapter 1: Dumbledore's detention

You have a pleasant writing style and I'm intrigued with the characterization of Beatrice: she promises to tell an interesting tale.

Author's Response: Thanks; hope you enjoy the rest of the story.

Tea Behind Bars by WeasleyMom

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • Past Featured Story
Summary: Shaking free of one's chains is never easy. Least of all, for Draco Malfoy.

This story received a 2014 QSQ award for Best General Story, one-shot. Thanks!

Disclaimer: I am not J.K. Rowling. (Duh.)

Dedication: I wrote this for Carole/Equinox Chick, because I've wanted to write her a birthday fic for three years and failed, because her encouragement has meant more to me than she could possibly know, and because she told me to write more Draco. (What?) She's also Mistress of The Brawl, from whence this fic came.

Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 08/06/14 Title: Chapter 1: Tea Behind Bars

After you're lovely review on "I Suspect Nargles" I decided to check out your profile, and I was immediately drawn to this and subsequently rewarded with a very satisfying read.

I'm usually not a fan of first-person, especially for a character so difficult to capture as Draco, but in this case (due to the quality of the writing) I think the style fit very well. You didn’t exaggerate his emotion or try to spur sympathy from the reader by making him overly self-pitying. In fact, you captured his conflicting emotions, confusion, pain, sadness, and even disdain quite well.

Many things stood out to me. The imagery of the four different gems from the four different houses, scattered together on the floor among all that death and destruction was quite striking. I also enjoyed how you had Draco pocket an emerald. The symbolism in that is strong. I also liked Draco’s aside that he didn’t even know his mother could make tea. And, of course, leaving his father behind in Azkaban is very heart-rending.

Overall, a very enjoyable, poignant fic, especially considering how you managed to fit all that you did into a relatively short piece. Well done.

Author's Response: I'm so sorry I didn't respond to this lovely review sooner. I'm usually much better about that, but somehow several for this fic slipped my attention. I think all of my first person fics started as drabbles. I mention it because first person can get tedious after a while, but for something short, it works a little better. And since I think post-war Draco would have been rather on the silent, brooding side, I wanted to settle into his head for a bit. I'm relieved you didn't think the emotion was exaggerated because that is something I fall prey to sometimes. :) Thanks again for taking the time to read and for the lovely review. I appreciate it!

Young Love by Northumbrian

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It is July 2020, and Ginny and Lily are discussing birthdays and boyfriends.
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 08/28/14 Title: Chapter 1: Young Love

The idea of Ginny kissing Neville after the Yule Ball is just so priceless. Anyway, though, this was a very sweet story. I really enjoyed your characterizations of Lily - and Ginny as a mother was very convincing.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
For Neville’s take on what happened at the Yule Ball, you should read “Mistletoe Kisses”.

Research and Development by Northumbrian

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: The Mirrorphone, the latest advance in Wizarding communications. Now, of course, everyone seems to own one. The kids seem to be incapable of living without the device. How did it happen? Who was responsible for the design? To find out we must return to the year 2000.
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 08/27/14 Title: Chapter 2: Mark Five

I really enjoyed that. It was a fresh, interesting idea and your characterization was spot-on. I especially loved the sibling banter between George and Ginny.

Author's Response: Thank you. Ginny tells George what she thinks, and so she should. -N-

Before the Epilogue: Questions by ebtreadway

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Harry asks, and gets asked, several questions, the answers to which will shape his life.
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 04/06/14 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aw, I really like this. A clever idea and well-written.

A Coming War? by Nagini Riddle

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Trelawney isn't the only seer to have foreseen the circumstances around Harry and Voldemort...

A prophecy poem about the Great Battle at Hogwarts.
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 04/12/14 Title: Chapter 1: A Coming War?

A clever idea and I liked the general flow of language. Well done.

Author's Response: Why thank you. :) I am glad you enjoyed it!

The Indestructible Oak by BehindTheVeil

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Ravenclaw's Diadem was creating chaos long before it became a horcrux.
Reviewer: foolondahill17 Signed
Date: 08/04/14 Title: Chapter 1: -------------------------------

I really liked this. It was a very clever idea and equally cleverly executed. I found the idea of intelligent squirrels wiping out the village to be very entertaining. Well done.