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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Midnight Grace by manic_panic [Tantric Magic]
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Pansy Parkinson has watched and admired Draco for six years at Hogwarts, and despite Malfoy’s continued refusals, she has decided once and for all to make him hers.  Fueled by a fleeting glimpse of her dream (Draco escorting her to the Yule Ball their Fourth Year) and the fact Draco’s mother still talks to her, she has renewed her resolve and her desire shall not be deterred.  But, a new student at Hogwarts catches Draco Malfoy’s eye and he wastes no time in claiming what he desires.  How will she take the news that Draco is courting another?

Lucius Malfoy has been missing since the summer of Draco’s Fifth Year.  After nearly two years of waiting, the boy finally receives word from his father, but dark times lay ahead.  Nothing is what it seems and Draco must reach deep within himself to battle those he knows to be his enemies, but still appear loyal to the Dark Lord for fear of reprisals against him and his family.  Will he pass his greatest test?

In this story of romance, drama, and sometimes very dark tales of torture and sacrifice, we follow Draco through his Seventh Year at Hogwarts.  Here, we will meet his best friend, Thane Purefoy, and learn of his philandering ways and the dark secret he keeps.  We also meet the girl who threatens to bring the great Purefoy to his knees, Iosifina Constantinescu, an American transfer student with dark secrets of her own.  Together, along with Draco’s new love, Laelonatia Volusia, they muddle their way into adulthood, through the final rites of passage as they enter the cruel and dark wizarding world of Slytherin and the Dark Lord.

 



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: The Underground (Adults Only)
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Strong Language, Strong Violence
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 45419; Read Count: 592; Completed: No

Updated: 07/09/2007; Published: 06/21/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
06/21/2007

Hope to see more soon!

I really liked the line, "You have to be smarter than the door, Parkinson!"




Chapter 1: The New Student
Through no fault of his own, Harry becomes a vampire. Which struggle will prove the hardest? The fight to find the Horcruxes against Voldemort and his minions, or the fight to hold onto his own failing humanity? This story picks up after the events of the Half-Blood Prince and makes an immediate detour into the Twilight Zone.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death, Dark Fiction, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 28 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 117407; Read Count: 6148; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/16/2007; Published: 06/29/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
06/29/2007

You've got me intrigued...can't wait to see what comes next.

Keep writing! :)




Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
07/05/2007
I don't know why, but for some reason I really liked the line where Snape says, "I have killed for the Dark Lord tonight, it is my right!" when he sends the Dark Mark into the sky.


Chapter 3: Chapter 3
After Harry, the Weasleys and Hermoine return to Grimmauld Place after visiting Arthur in the hospital, Harry asks to speak with both Sirius and Remus privately.  He reveals that he knows a classmate's secret while voicing some concerns of his own.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Drama, General
Warnings: Mild Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1919; Read Count: 587; Completed: Yes

Updated: 07/12/2007; Published: 07/11/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
07/12/2007

Whoa, you talk about some very serious things indeed.  I'm guessing by Remus' reaction being questioned about whether or not he ever tried to kill himself that he really did try at some point in the past.  That's a portrayal of his character that I've never seen done before, but it's one that I don't find too unlikely.  After all, for the longest time he was without his three best friends and he has no family that is ever mentioned in the books - then to make things even worse for him he's ostracized from society because he's a werewolf.

I'm interested to see how you will end up finishing this.  Keep writing! 



Author's Response: Thanks for the great review and the great observation about Remus.



Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Aftermath by LOTRandHPnut [Mid Teens]
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Harry and his twin brother Albus never knew their father. Their less-than-affectionate mother Ginny insisted he wasn't worth knowing. But something eerie resided in his brother's stormy eyes and ash blond hair....something ominously familiar.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Dark Fiction, Strong Violence
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2243; Read Count: 473; Completed: No

Updated: 08/01/2007; Published: 08/01/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
08/01/2007

This story looks kind of familiar - I remember beta reading this back in April.  I have to say, it's looking pretty good now.  I always liked the way you described things as well as the dialogue that you write for all of your characters.  Also, send my regards to your new beta reader!

Keep writing!

Ryan 



Author's Response: Gee, thanks! God that was reeking with corniness. West Side Story moment, I guess. In this epithonie of sorts I decided that it would be best to rewrite the whole wordy mess. I'll send your regards to my beta.



Chapter 1: Ginny's Folly

The Universe is Alternate, the Dark Lord's in hiding, Wormtail walked free, Sirus is in prison, Remus is self-destructive, Tonks is smitten, Hermione is tortured, Lily is a wreck, James is a bit of a jerk, Sunrise is NOT a Potter, The Triwizard's at Hogwarts, Death Eaters are rampaging...


And who's in the middle of all this nonsense? Why, Harry Potter, of course!



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Alternate Universe, Book Seven Spoilers, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Strong Language, Strong Violence
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 4694; Read Count: 475; Completed: No

Updated: 08/22/2007; Published: 08/04/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
08/05/2007
I liked the first line of this chapter - it was a good hook and I was interested to see how you would continue on from it.  Keep writing!

Author's Response: thanx, luv!! I'll update as soon as possible, seeing as I have 22 full chapters and the end chapter written already!



Chapter 1: Finding Jane Doe
The gleam of her teeth, the pink of her dress against her skin, the dirt in her hair – all of it mirrors that life that he’d always associated with this house and this land. There is permanence to this moment, and suddenly Blaise knows.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 3094; Read Count: 498; Completed: Yes

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

Jawy,

I think you've written an excellent story!  I love how you took a virtual nobody and turned him into a real character.  Blaise isn't a favorite of mine, as a boy, or a girl, or whatever, but here I think Blaise and his story is incredibly interesting.  Thumbs way up for the style you've shown as well - I do hope to see more of your work in the queue sometime.

Keep writing! 




Chapter 1: A State Where Everything's Passing

A touching tribute of the love shared between a mother and a daughter throughout different stages of their lives. Get the kleenex ready!



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Songfic
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1314; Read Count: 473; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/08/2007; Published: 08/08/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
08/08/2007

This was a short but sweet story about Ginny and Molly; I liked it.

Keep writing! 




Chapter 1: I Turn to You, Mum
Oneshot. Lily just dumped James Potter. She visits an Italian Restaurant four times in one week, each night to have a chat with Fortune. Rated for language. Snape X Lily


Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Alternate Universe, Book Seven Spoilers, Mild Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 3866; Read Count: 460; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/03/2007; Published: 09/02/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
09/03/2007

I thought this was done very well!

Keep writing!



Author's Response: Thanks very much! Glad you liked!



Chapter 1: Chapter 1
HP7 Spoilers. Snape dies, he visits King's Cross. Unwillingly after a great shock, he came back to earthly reality with a figurative thud. What remained on the ground was his lifeless corpse. Severus Snape had become the newest Hogwarts resident ghost. This is the story of his time in Limbo

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction, Post-Canon
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, General, Mystery
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Book Seven Spoilers, Character Death, Strong Language, Strong Violence
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 23156; Read Count: 8377; Completed: No

Updated: 09/19/2007; Published: 09/03/2007
Reviewer: VacantSkies (Signed)
09/09/2007

I'm really enjoying this story so far.  While it's a generally known thing that ghosts are only ghosts because they have some sort of unfinished business on earth, I like how you've put a twist on that and painted all of the ghosts with this eternal despair.  It's incredibly interesting as I read this to think of how it might be to exist as a ghost, not resting in peace in heaven, but to go on living forever and ever, locked on earth without any possessions but your memories.

Keep writing, you're doing a great job! 



Author's Response: More coming! Thanks very much for reading!



Chapter 4: Eden is Not a Paradise