Penname: Aaran St Vines [Contact]
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Member Since: 06/24/2005
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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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Harry's life, love and adventures after Order of the Phoenix. First published on SIYE. Harry/Giiny.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Language
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 114906; Read Count: 17945; Completed: Yes

Updated: 06/12/2005; Published: 05/03/2005
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.5 - - Amazing way you're getting at making Harry's unreturned love a source of power and strength. Fascinating about the cello. (Strictly in an HP context - I don't know about anime at all.) Excellent.


Chapter 5: Chapter Five: A Harrowing at Hagrid's
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.6 - - I always want Snape to be resolved to Harry, or I want the two of them to be harsh enemies, almost to the point of Harry killing him. Maybe even doing so in light of HBP, (which I don't think will go that way). You did a marvelous job here of making their reconciliation plausible. Probably the best I've seen. Well done.


Chapter 6: Chapter Six: Season of Mists
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.7 - - Amazing Dueling Contests. Interesting about Luna and Blaise. I want Luna to be very well loved and adored. Hard to believe hermione and the firewhiskey, but it's not impossible.


Chapter 7: Chapter Seven: Bleak Midwinter
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.8 - - Hope springs eternal for the hopeless romantic. Well written. Well done.


Chapter 8: Chapter Eight:Holly and Mistletoe
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.9 - - Thank you for the improved Harry and Ginny relationship. Many write to give Harry an animagus ability in some unusual way. Perhaps, your giving harry instant trasnformation, based the way you've based it, is the best I've read. Congrats.


Chapter 9: Chapter Nine:Revelation
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.10 - - You're killing with this angsty H/G thing. Fine Chapter.


Chapter 10: Chapter Ten: Discussions and Discoveries
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.11 - - I love a good battle scene, and this was a good one! The Ice Rrazor idea was very clever, and explained well. Fine work.


Chapter 11: Chapter Eleven: Razor Ice
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.12 - - An amazing chapter. I found myself really wanting Snape to be well remembered. Your good writing did that.


Chapter 12: Chapter Twelve: Complications
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.13 - - I really like the idea that Draco can be redeemed by the death of Snape. The Quidditch was wonderful and the storm scene was astounding. Very well done indeed.


Chapter 13: Chapter Thirteen: Admission
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.14 - - One more excellent chapter in astring of very fine writing. I loved this passage: "He had never felt so appreciated in his life. People wanted to know his opinions, wanted to understand how he felt. And, at last, he felt able to tell them. " I never have wanted Harry to have a good relationship with his familiy - but you did it.


Chapter 14: Chapter Fourteen: The Best Birthday