Penname: VacantSkies [Contact]
Real name: Ryan
Member Since: 09/10/2006
Membership status: Member

I've got a few stories up here, although I tend to upload stories up onto FF.net first because of how fast the submission process is there.

As of February 2, 2007: I'm now on the mod team here at WizardTales.net, which is pretty nifty, but that doesn't mean I won't have any less time to write. :)



Beta-reader: Yes
Gender: male


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Reviews by VacantSkies
I feel somewhat confident that I've gone down a mostly untravelled path with the pairing in this story, but I'll leave it for a bit of a surprise. This is my first challenge story. I've got 4 of the 5 bonus phrases in here, though I've waved the white flag on the cake description. Hope you enjoy it!

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: Birthday Bash (CLOSED)
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 10640; Read Count: 3135; Completed: No

Updated: 07/25/2007; Published: 08/11/2005
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
07/25/2007

Lol, when Dudley and Vernon are rushing down the hallway it reminded me of when I raced my English teacher down the hall in high school.  He beat me :(




Chapter 5: Chapter 5
Cursed by Myth and Legend [Mid Teens]
starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
For most of wizard-kind the war is over and the peace that followed is secure. Only a few who remain cannot leave the memories behind and cannot stop searching for what was lost. Canon ships.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction, Post-Canon
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 21886; Read Count: 7362; Completed: No

Updated: 06/27/2006; Published: 04/17/2006
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
02/12/2007
This is really good so far!  It's easy to see why you're the one who runs Perfect Imagination.


Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Unbelievable
starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 23]

He with the power to defeat the Dark Lord does not. Harry Potter is dead. Fifty years later, both Muggle and magical worlds belong to darkness. All serve Lord Voldemort. But even in the grimmest of times, idealists are born. Without a prophesy to direct them, a rebellion will rise. Follow Lottie Rowe as she finds her way into the center of the rebellion and the heart of the war.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, General
Warnings: Character Death, Mild Language
Chapters: 19 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 53858; Read Count: 15249; Completed: No

Updated: 09/22/2007; Published: 05/29/2006
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
07/18/2007

Eponine,

I really like the alternate universe thing you've got going on with this story.  I thought it was a cool touch how you have your characters talking about the Order of the Phoenix so nonchalantly - like it is nothing more than some obscure history fact.  That, to me, seemed very realistic and reflective of the way that many teenagers these days seem to treat history.

I hope to see more!  Keep writing! :)



Author's Response: Ooh thanks so much! I have trouble keeping the perspective of people so far in the future, so I'm glad it's reading!

Thanks so much for the review!

Eponine



Chapter 18: Chapter Seventeen: Andrea's Discovery
Normalcy by Notadryeeye [Adult]
starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]

Harry gets one night that gives him a glimpse into what life could be like with the Dursley's. But events turn for the worse and both Harry and the wizarding world are left wondering what it's consquences mean for the future of the world.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluff, General
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 10479; Read Count: 201; Completed: No

Updated: 10/27/2006; Published: 10/07/2006
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
10/08/2006
Action packed!  I'm surprised Dudley has a girlfriend... but hey, whatever.  I can't wait until the second chapter gets approved!


Chapter 1: Thrown for a Loop
Ginny dumps Harry after he finishes the Auror Academy. Apparently, he's a horrible a kisser and she wants someone that doesn't need training. So why does Hermione seem delighted at this news?

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama, Fluff
Warnings: Alternate Universe
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 8185; Read Count: 2272; Completed: No

Updated: 12/10/2006; Published: 12/09/2006
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
02/19/2007
It's been two months short of a year since you last touched this story - I would hate to see it be forgotten and get lost forever.  *hint*


Chapter 1: Chapter 1: The Volunteer

In another world, Harry Potter was not just a wizard. In this other world, Ronald Weasley became a Knight. The only hope for their world’s survival is love. Will their love be enough?

Pairing: Harry/Ron

Beta-Readers and Validators: CarolRain, RobisonRocket, NotSoSaintly, SouthernWitch69, RaeWhit, ChinaPolarBear, and BernieLaraemie



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, General, Mystery
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Character Death, Dark Fiction, Mild Language, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Violence
Chapters: 72 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 373775; Read Count: 20218; Completed: No

Updated: 04/18/2008; Published: 01/09/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
02/24/2007

Wow, that was a cool ending line.  Like something out of a movie!

I like how you're portraying all of the characters so far - especially Ron and Harry.  A lot of authors like to make their eleven year old characters either very dumb or far too intelligent, but I think you've struck a perfect balance between the two.  You've also added a sense of innocence and naivete to them that I think captures the feeling of being a kid.  I think everyone can remember back to their childhood when the answers to everything were so simple and you just wanted to make things right all the time.

Your storytelling is fantastic - I'm tearing through your chapters (and I'm glad there's more to come) at a rapid clip and I'm just completely drawn into the world you've created here. 

Also, send my compliments to your beta readers!  I haven't seen any errors at all, which is quite a rare feat in the world of fanfic.  All of you guys are doing an outstanding job with working on this story!



Author's Response: Thank you for this overwhelming review!  It delights me to know that my work is not overlooked.  Not many people like AU stories, especially if it's more AU than canon.  So, thank you for your open-mindedness, and your very kind words about the story.  I have forwarded your Kudos to my Beta-Readers.  Hope you continue reading the story--there's more to come.  ~SIX~



Chapter 10: Name Me Not
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
03/23/2007

lol at:

"You're just jealous because Ron chose me!" Harry spat.

"Listen to yourself! You sound like a bloody girl!" Hermione cried. 



Author's Response: Thank you!  Yeah, I rather had fun with this--and the next chapters as far as dialogue is concerned.  Thanks for your continuous patronage!



Chapter 24: Encounter
On the summer of their eleventh birthdays, boys and girls all over the world are startled, or overjoyed, as an owl flies in through their window. Most of them are destined to become great witches and wizards, to roam the halls of Hogwarts and get chased by Mrs Norris. But not all of them.

When she was eleven, Hera Ellis was denied a life of magic. Seven years later, she finally gets what she has dreamt of for years; a passage into the Wizarding World.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction, Post-Canon
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, General
Warnings: Character Death, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 7984; Read Count: 3280; Completed: No

Updated: 09/11/2007; Published: 01/14/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
06/25/2007
I liked Hera's reaction to Neville and also how she pretends to know what a Death Eater is :D


Chapter 4: Surprising Encounters
The Source of Magic by SoM [Young Teens]
starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]

At the start of his 7th year, a stranger from his mother’s past arrives to help Harry find the remaining Horcruxes – and teach him to attain the power the Dark Lord knows not. Harry learns surprising things about his mother.

The Ministry of Magic, increasingly under Voldemort’s thumb, attempts to infiltrate Hogwarts, but the feisty Headmistress McGonagall is equal to the challenge. The race against time to destroy the cunningly concealed Horcruxes takes the reader to dark realities where Voldemort reigns supreme.

A story to make you think … with a little mystery, romance, adventure, philosophy, and humour along the way.

This fic is complete and I'll be posting all twenty chapters as fast I can.

It is cannon-compliant up to Book 6, and does not follow on from my previous fic: The Ghost of Godric Gryffindor.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Mystery
Warnings: Mild Language
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 114407; Read Count: 16477; Completed: Yes

Updated: 02/25/2007; Published: 02/07/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
02/11/2007

Oh my god, that dressing-down of Umbridge at the end of your story was amazing.  Anyone who's ever read the books has always, always wanted to see that woman taken down a peg.  Somehow, reading about her being taken away by a bunch of centaurs wasn't satisfying enough, but McGonagall's sweet revenge/welcome speech hit the spot, I think.

 

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it yet, but your story seems to have an unusually well-thought out plot so far.  Hope to see more! 



Author's Response:

Thanks for the review and positive comments.

Yes, one of the pleasures of writing a fic is giving the likes of Umbridge, their just deserts ... stay tuned ... it ain't over till the fat lady sings (as they say)




Chapter 6: Chapter 6 ~ The Mole from the Ministry of Magic
Vendetta by hgseeker [Adult]
starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]

Harry declares a vendetta against Draco and his lowlife cousin Dudley for sexually assaulting Ginny in order to get revenge on him.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 27 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 63356; Read Count: 4697; Completed: Yes

Updated: 02/16/2007; Published: 02/07/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
02/10/2007

Are you sure there isn't some hidden romantic relationship between Harry and Draco?

A) Harry knew exactly where Malfoy Manor was located

B) He knew exactly where Draco's room was located 



Author's Response: Definitely not. Harry simply made it his business to know all about the Malfoys and their home because of their fascination with the Dark Arts and the fact of Lucius Malfoy's being a Death Eater.



Chapter 3: Chapter 3 - Harry Learns What Happened