Penname: Arnel [Contact]
Real name: Arnel Montgomery
Member Since: 07/27/2005
Membership status: Member

A forty-something piano teacher and the mother of a kindergartener who loves Harry Potter as much as Mommy does, I love to read and write Harry Potter fan fiction when I'm not practicing the music from the films.

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Distortions by Buttamellow [All Ages]
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She imagines herself beautiful...

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Drabble
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 508; Read Count: 420; Completed: Yes

Updated: 03/18/2006; Published: 03/18/2006
Reviewer: Arnel (Signed)
03/18/2006
I'm so glad I'm not sixteen any more and wishing for the impossible!  Hermione's got it bad for Ron and you've captured her perspective quite well.  Hopefully her dreams will come true in Book 7.  Well done.


Chapter 1: Drabble
It's nearly six months after the war, and when Molly Weasley reads the days' newspaper, in it is an article that forces her to reminisce over the events of the war, the effects of it on her life and the lives of those close to her. Meanwhile, Ron has news of his own…

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Character Death
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1154; Read Count: 507; Completed: Yes

Updated: 03/24/2006; Published: 03/24/2006
Reviewer: Arnel (Signed)
05/17/2006
I didn't see that coming!  It was a nice little story until the last line.  Will there be more?  Will we see Ron's reaction?  I hope so.  Please update soon.

Author's Response:

Sorry, but that's it. It's supposed to be quite open-ended and surprising - hence the last line! So no more, sorry, but glad you liked it!




Chapter 1: The Notice
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Categories: Orphan; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
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Chapters: 0 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 0; Read Count: 0; Completed: No

Updated: 12/31/1969; Published: 12/31/1969
Reviewer: Arnel (Signed)
03/25/2006
Silly drabble, but oh, so sweet.  I'm really glad Professor Dumbledore's wish finally came true.  I'm also glad the Professor McGonagall was in on the quartet's gift.


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Perspective by BillHagridsson [Mid Teens]
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After his victory over Lord Voldemort, our hero decides a new perspective is in order, with a trip across the pond.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Language, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 28 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 89988; Read Count: 23013; Completed: Yes

Updated: 07/10/2006; Published: 03/27/2006
Reviewer: Arnel (Signed)
03/29/2006

I've just read both chapters and I really like this story.  I really felt for Harry in chapter one and love how he's thinking about Ginny in two.  I've been to the Bull and Finch and remember it well.  The back room was a nice touch both there and at W.W.W...very thoughtful of Fred and George, I must say.  Can't wait until chapter three hits the net...




Chapter 2: Across The Pond
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During Occlumency lessons in the course of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Professor Snape notices something... off in Harry's memories. Non-Slash.


Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU)
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, General
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 57331; Read Count: 28215; Completed: No

Updated: 01/27/2011; Published: 04/12/2006
Reviewer: Arnel (Signed)
06/24/2006
I just finished reading your entire story and really like what I've read.  Your twists on OotP have intrigued me, especially Harry's feelings about being "outed" as a child abuse case by Professor Snape; the entire plotline about Harry's treatment at the Dursleys has bothered me and other adult friends for a long time and I'm really glad you're dealing with it in this story.  You seem very knowledgable about the subject and have captured both sides (Harry's and Severus Snape's) estremely well.  The part that Professor Snape started the investigation only because it was his duty as a teacher to report such things makes perfect sense to me as does his explanation to Harry of why he did it.  Speaking of Harry, my heart just bled for him when Tonks and Shacklebolt came to speak with him and Harry found it too hard to speak.  Altogether, I am thoroughly enjoying this story and hope to see another chapter has been posted soon.

Author's Response:

Thank you!  I've seen several stories in which the Dursleys are kind of caught-in-the-act, but I'd never seen one in which one of the Hogwarts teachers find out during the school year.  It was a rather obvious (at least to me) angle that hadn't been exploited yet.  I chose to set it during OotP because it seemed to me that the absolutely logical way for the abuse to be discovered was during Occulmency lessons. 

 I took the classes dealing with these kinds of laws and the effects of long-term child abuse as an education major a few years back.  I realize that the reason why JKR has never dealt with the issues she's raised by the Dursleys' treatment of Harry is because of the genre that she's based the books in--she's working from the classic boy-hero mythos.  As an educator herself, she'd be more than familiar with the law I'm exploiting for the purposes of this story.  

I'm very glad you're enjoying this, and I hope you continue!  Harry has a long road ahead of him, and I'm not just speaking of Voldemort. 




Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Libertas

What if Voldemort chose to mark Neville as his equal instead of Harry? That's the question that this story sets out to answer. Deals mostly with his childhood to date.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Alternate Universe
Chapters: 26 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 32348; Read Count: 23359; Completed: No

Updated: 11/18/2006; Published: 04/23/2006
Reviewer: Arnel (Signed)
06/15/2006
I absolutely loved this chapter because it so typifies how annoying children can be when they latch onto something they know reallybugs an adult.  Poor Lily...she's a saint for taking on Neville and for putting up with not two but three "small boys"--James included--and their excited antics.  I really enjoy beta-ing this delightful story.

Author's Response:

I'm glad you enjoyed it.  Lily really is a saint, isn't she?  Am I evil cause I keep torturing her?  More to come... Thank you for the review, and the beta-ing.

Angelmorph 




Chapter 17: Chapter 17
Hang On by TouGod [All Ages]
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Ginny overhears Harry expressing his pain through a song.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Songfic
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Fluff
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1529; Read Count: 524; Completed: Yes

Updated: 04/26/2006; Published: 04/26/2006
Reviewer: Arnel (Signed)
04/27/2006
Cute story.  You did a nice job interweaving the lyrics with Harry's and Ginny's perspectives.  Your best line was Harry commenting on Ron's eating habits.


Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Escape by malko050987 [Mid Teens]
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When Harry arrives home after his fifth year, something is dreadfully wrong in the Dursley household.
Post-OotP, mild HBP spoilers. 



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, General
Warnings: Mild Language
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 30769; Read Count: 12075; Completed: No

Updated: 11/09/2006; Published: 06/19/2006
Reviewer: Arnel (Signed)
06/27/2006
Interesting story. I'm intrigued enough to make it one I'll follow.

Author's Response: Cool :D

I'm glad you like it ^_^

Chris



Chapter 4: Chapter Four
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Categories: Orphan; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
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Chapters: 0 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 0; Read Count: 0; Completed: No

Updated: 12/31/1969; Published: 12/31/1969
Reviewer: Arnel (Signed)
07/03/2006
This is nice.  I really love the poetry which begins each section and the fact that at times Arthur reacts just as any parent would; almost over-protective of his daughter.

Author's Response: Actually, it's not "poetry", really.  It's song lyrics.  Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)



Chapter 1: Scared
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Categories: Orphan; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
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Word count: 0; Read Count: 0; Completed: No

Updated: 12/31/1969; Published: 12/31/1969
Reviewer: Arnel (Signed)
07/08/2006
Yes!  Another great poem!  I think my favorite line in this one is "But a tail soon adorned/Dudley's pajama seat." It got me giggling so much I woke up my husband!  You certainly have a gift for poetry and I hope you will be posting again soon.


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