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: 17943; Completed: Yes

Updated: 06/12/2005; Published: 05/03/2005
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.15 - - More fine writing and a great little sword fight. Fleur as DADA instructor - interesting.


Chapter 15: Chapter Fifteen: Summer Daze
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/16/2005
Ch.16 - - This Ball sequence was well coreographed and all of the elements came together very nicely. It was heartbreaking when Harry said, "You're welcome, Ginny," to the ceiling.


Chapter 16: Chapter Sixteen: The Haloween Ball
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/17/2005
Ch.17 - - FINALLY!!! Thanks for ending our angst agony. Great time together aafter the battle. Excellent battle also.


Chapter 17: Chapter Seventeen: Adoreum
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/17/2005
Ch.18 - - from unrequited to a solid couple in minutes. You made it believable. Good strategy and Star Wars link.


Chapter 18: Chapter Eighteen: Completely and Utterly
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
09/17/2005
Ch.19 - - Rapturous joy! What a grand final battle. So very well done.


Chapter 19: Chapter Nineteen: Into the Light
In a war torn world, where violence and heartbreak are everywhere, Harry must find a way to unlock himself and learn to use his power. As the end of his seventh year approaches, Harry must decide what in life is really important and look inside himself to find the power to not just survive, but to live. POST OOTP

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fluff, General
Warnings: Character Death, Mild Language, Sexual Situations, Strong Violence
Chapters: 39 Table of Contents Series: A Series
Word count: 122744; Read Count: 20150; Completed: Yes

Updated: 05/05/2005; Published: 05/04/2005
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
08/08/2005
This IS a VERY interesting story line. The idea of sexual assault as a weapon for Death Eaters is appallingly possible.

Author's Response: Yes, I thought it that way as well. They would want to purify the bloodlines.



Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Full Impact
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
08/08/2005
I have seen such 'lessons' in other fanfics. But your examples was brilliantly execused - the best I have ever read.

Author's Response: Wow, thank you. That is quite a compliment and I am glad you think so.



Chapter 7: Chapter 7: Hiding Feelings
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
08/08/2005
So delightfully well done. I love it when a plan comes together.

Author's Response: Me too... tying up loose ends is always nice!



Chapter 8: Chapter 8: Admit
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
08/08/2005
Defeating Laurel was great, but ending the unendable Bat-Bogey Hex was choice.

Author's Response: Oh yes... making GInny very angry... wouldn't want to be on her bad side.



Chapter 10: Chapter 10: Ginny's Gonna Kick You
Reviewer: Aaran St Vines (Signed)
08/08/2005
You are doing a wondeful job at helping Harry' and Ginney's relationship deepen. The little things make it realistic, such as Ginny knowing she loved him because of the gift of the clock. I like your Ron and Hermione relationship also.

Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, this was always how I wanted to read their story... I sort of wrote it for myself, just putting in what I wanted and the romances as I saw it. In the end I was very happy with it.



Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Sweetness