Penname: Aaran St Vines [Contact]
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Member Since: 06/24/2005
Membership status: Member

I am a marketing consultant and happily married for over twenty-three years.

I majored in history at university. It reflects in all of my writings, except for the one-shot challenge tales I write.

Indeed, my story "Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C." starts with as much Muggle history as is available for England at the time (very little), and what can be extrapolated from that era from elsewhere.

Then, I added in all of the magical historical research I've done, and the research done by the magical anthropological field teams now discovering the roots of magic all around Europe. The history of how magic as we know it was discovered and developed, began to take shape, but only as a list of facts, not as a narrative.

Finally, the interviews with Harry Potter in 2023, after the death of Mr. Ollivander and with his expressed permission, allowed this tale be told in a readable manner.

My pseudonym existed before I discovered fanfiction, and I never imagined that I'd be alphabetized by first name.

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Reviews by Aaran St Vines
During the trio’s last trip to Hogwarts, Ginny and Hermione are shocked to find that one student has become sexy, hot, and irresistible. They both fall for him, and a love triangle ensues. One-shot, almost pure fluff, and a surprise ending. Rated PG for mild language. (Note: AU after HBP.)

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2740; Read Count: 470; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/02/2005; Published: 09/02/2005
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/23/2005
Plot bunnies yes, but very good plot bunnies, and well executed. I loved this : "He was never more wrong – and that’s saying something, as it seems to be his favorite hobby." Very well written.


Chapter 1: One-shot
A Moment In Autumn by Daze [All Ages]
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As Dumbledore compiles a collection of photos of Harry's parents, he finds one of Lily and James dancing in the autumn breeze. What led to this one perfect moment in time? (Based on PoA trailer)

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction, Pre-Canon
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 3753; Read Count: 490; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/02/2005; Published: 09/02/2005
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/29/2005
I am not a Marauder reader - it is too sad for me. This excellent piece - well conceived and written - is a fine missing moment that reminds me why I don't read Marauder tales - poginant to tears, almost. Can we go kill Peter now?


Chapter 1: One-shot
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Categories: Orphan; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: None
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 0 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 0; Read Count: 0; Completed: No

Updated: 12/31/1969; Published: 12/31/1969
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/03/2005
This is a well written frst chapter and an interstng and ambitious story plan. I look forward to seeing the next few chapters to see how this fleshes out.


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The night of Ginny getting together was a big night for everyone... especially for Romilda.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff, General
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2612; Read Count: 521; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/04/2005; Published: 09/04/2005
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/05/2005
This was really well done. I had forgotten about Romilda, having rushed through HBP in the first few days and not gone back for a slow read yet. Excellent.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for responding! Yes - I was very curious about her.



Chapter 1: One-Shot
Hard To Get by ahdunnoy [All Ages]
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Ginny Weasley was tall, good-looking and slightly tomboyish. She was also my best friend (Apart from Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, of course). It's funny how small things seem to make such a big difference in your life.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 4135; Read Count: 635; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/07/2005; Published: 09/07/2005
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/07/2005
Fun, fun. FUN! - A grown-up finally-falling-for-Ginny. Well written, paced, and executed. Well done, indeed.

Author's Response: frankly, i was sick and tired of 6th year hp/gw falling in love and decided to do something about it. although, i must admit, i myself have written a 'summer after ootp' story of hp and gw falling in love. harry is the same clueless dumb guy in that story too!!



Chapter 1: Hard To Get
Harry has started to cope with his life, and has moved on from the death of Sirius. Now with the help of an old friend and the love of another will he be able to defeat the Dark Lord? The powers that he will learn to use, may be unusally and Hermione wouldnt approve, but hey when has she ever?
-AN: Please R/R!!

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff, General
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 7739; Read Count: 2727; Completed: No

Updated: 09/25/2005; Published: 09/08/2005
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/13/2005
Ch.1 - - This is a fine story you've started. It could use a little beta work, but looks better than mine BEFORE a beta reader. I like the way you have Harry slowly relating to Ginny. Harry is a teenager, they move fast, but not too fast. Good job. On to ch.2. Looking forward...


Chapter 1: A Visitor
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/13/2005
Ch.2 - - Oh, excellent. I really like Dobby helping Harry when I see it, and this looks to be a major factor in your story. Good. Be careful not to make Ginny-in--a-bikini too cliche. But nothing gets a teenaged boy think in the right direction like... Cheers!

Author's Response: Thankyou for your review, I just need a beta now!



Chapter 2: 2) Powers and Secrets
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/26/2005
Ch.3 - - A shop that moves similarly to the Knight Bus, showing up where it is needed, is a fascinating concept - new and original in my fanfic experience. Wolington is a clever original character and I can't wait to see you flesh him out more.

Author's Response: Thanks Chapter 4 is being validated now!



Chapter 3: Chapter 3 - Running
Ginny Weasley is awakened in the middle of the night by a ringing Muggle telephone. The caller, a Healer from St. Mungo's, has the information she's anticipated for 5 long, lonely years.

Will the decisions she's made over these 5 years haunt her? Can she move on?

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU)
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Language, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 52998; Read Count: 811; Completed: No

Updated: 11/15/2005; Published: 09/11/2005
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
10/13/2005
Ch.1 - - Major suspense-fest. Angst and agony and we don't even know why. Sharp writing.


Chapter 1: The Call
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
10/13/2005
Ch.2 - - I feel very much like I want to hurl. This cannot be good at all. My anxiety level hasn't been this high since a real tragedy. You are writing this very well. Ugh. Sigh. Shiver.


Chapter 2: Awakenings