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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Him Again by Apocalypticat [Mid Teens]
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Minerva hasn't been able to heal the grief inside her and Harry and Ginny are having their first child. But what if a certain deceased returns in a way that will push Minerva to the brink? ADMM with a twist!


Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Mild Language, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 7538; Read Count: 1827; Completed: No

Updated: 03/16/2007; Published: 03/04/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
03/04/2007
Wow! This was amazing - you really have a stylistic way of narrating that I'm really enjoying.  *thumbs up*


Chapter 1: Death, Victory and Pain
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
03/04/2007
This is one of the craziest twists I've ever read in a story.  What will this mean for the rest of the wizarding world?  Will Albus be able to retain his memories as he matures?  I can't wait to see more :)


Chapter 2: Harry's Son
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
06/16/2007
I hope you haven't forgotten about this story....


Chapter 1: Death, Victory and Pain

A 7th year fic in which Harry, Ron and Hermione search for the remaining Horcruxes and ultimately battle Voldemort. Post HBP; in canon, no slash. H/G R/Hr

Chapterá25 is up, Chapterá26 is with my beta!



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Warnings: Character Death, Mild Violence
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 97655; Read Count: 21517; Completed: No

Updated: 08/31/2007; Published: 03/06/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
06/18/2007
Lol, I liked how Ron refers to Helga as "Helgy"

Author's Response: lol thanks a lot, VacantSkies! I really appreciate the review! It just seemed like a very Ron-ish thing for him to do lol Thanks again :)



Chapter 15: Chapter 15 - Meeting Aberforth
Resolution by minniequill [Young Teens]
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She never looked so beautiful as the day she stood by the lake...and turned away from him.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1309; Read Count: 462; Completed: Yes

Updated: 03/23/2007; Published: 03/22/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
03/23/2007
This was a really touching one shot.  Good job!  I always think Albus and Minerva make a nice ship.


Chapter 1: Chapter 1
The Thief of Hearts by rainpuddle [Tantric Magic]
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Draco has something precious stolen from him, and he’s determined to capture the elusive thief.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance, The Underground (Adults Only)
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2869; Read Count: 162; Completed: Yes

Updated: 04/28/2007; Published: 04/27/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
04/28/2007

I liked these lines:

“Have you seen my knickers? I can’t find them anywhere.”
“It’s a sign that the gods want you to stay here with me,” he said with a smirk. 

:) 



Author's Response: Thank you!  Draco can be such a naughty boy can't he?



Chapter 1: The Thief of Hearts
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Following the events set forth in HBP, Harry sets out on a disastrous attempt to fulfill his destiny on his own. Recovering from injuries sustained in that attempt and fighting his own internal demons, he accepts that he must rely on the loyalty of his friends if he is to ever to succeed. Meanwhile, the Dark Lord’s army approaches its former size, emboldening Voldemort to up the stakes in his gamble to triumph over good. As the final battle draws nearer, Harry and company realize that they do not yet have all the pieces to the puzzle and that sometimes, the key to the future lay in the past.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 39 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 153654; Read Count: 86383; Completed: Yes

Updated: 05/16/2007; Published: 04/30/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
05/09/2007
Haha, I liked "So, you two want to live together?"


Chapter 1: Reflection

On a mission for the Dark Lord, Regulus Black starts to have some misgivings about what he's gotten himself into.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Character Death, Mild Violence
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1863; Read Count: 446; Completed: Yes

Updated: 05/03/2007; Published: 05/02/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
05/03/2007

I thought this was pretty good.  Do you have more written or do you plan to write more about this Regulus Black?  I've never read a whole lot of fan fic featuring him, and I really like your take on him.

I thought you offered some interesting points about being a Death Eater and knowing a Death Eater.  The Death Eaters themselves - Barty and Rabastan - seem to take pleasure in killing, while Regulus seems more like he's honor-bound to follow through with Voldemort's orders.  Similarly, his girlfriend, Nerissa, doesn't necessarily like the murders but she believes they are happening for a cause she believes in.

I liked those touches, especially since JKR hasn't visited those issues yet in the books and I also thought it was an important aspect of her universe that was missing.  I mean, how could so many witches and wizards simply sit back and allow Voldemort to come into power?

Before I get off topic again, just want to say good job and hope you post more! 



Author's Response: This is the first I've written about Regulus, or at least from his POV. I'm glad you like my take on him. I wasn't planning to write more originally, especially since I have a longer Sirius fic I'm trying to finish up, but after deciding I wouldn't, I've had all sorts of other Regulus ideas popping up. So I might cave in and write more, after the other story is done.

And yes, I don't think Regulus really enjoys killing. Jo said he was like Draco, attracted to the idea of it but the reality of what it meant was way too much to handle. So that's what I tried to show. Nerissa I imagine as a bit na´ve, not really understanding what it means to kill another human being. She supports the Death Eaters while at the same time wishing Reggie didn't have to do stuff that left him so emotionally wrecked.

Thanks for reading and reviewing! :D



Chapter 1: Regulus Kills Again

The last day of Sirius's life, and he's trapped at Grimmauld Place with a bottle of Firewhisky and unlimited leisure time. Childhood memories, visits from Order members, and thoughts on Harry, Prongs, Snivelly, Nym, Moony, Reggie, Mother, Kreacher, Buckbeak, Dumbledore, Bella, Andromeda, and more. And, in the end, the inevitable battle and the mysterious veil. (More sad and brooding than funny, despite the title.)



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Character Death, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 14691; Read Count: 8117; Completed: Yes

Updated: 06/20/2007; Published: 05/02/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
05/31/2007
I think when you leave home for a while, there's this idea in your head that when you come back, your parents will have kept your room exactly the way you've left it.  I don't think anyone would really appreciate coming back to find that their belongings had been messed with, but I think it would be really horrible to discover that everything you owned had simply been thrown out.  Now I know why Sirius was so shocked when he opened that door....

Author's Response: Sirius expected his things to be thrown out, because he ran away from home. It was Regulus's things getting thrown out that really shocked him, since he was supposed to be the good and revered son.



Chapter 7: Chapter Seven
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
05/31/2007

Intriguing...

What is so shocking about Regulus's room, I wonder?

edit: haha, i just realized i used the same wording as the last review. anyway, this was another fantastic chapter, even if it was a bit short.  i hope you keep writing and submit your next chapter soon, though above all i hope you keep having fun writing this story, otherwise no one will ever know how it ends!



Author's Response: Thanks! Actually, the next chapter is ready, I'll add it to the queue. You do know how it ends already too ... Sirius dies. :(



Chapter 6: Chapter Six