Penname: Jayiin [Contact]
Real name: alan m
Member Since: 09/23/2006
Membership status: Administrator

I sometimes think of myself as an internet mystic, exploring the ineffable qualities of the internet and trying to become one with it (aka -- no social life). But I spend too much time in my own mind; I get bored, and decide to share what I found there.

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Reviews by Jayiin
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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: 28185; Completed: No

Updated: 01/27/2011; Published: 04/12/2006
Reviewer: Jayiin (Signed)
02/23/2011 I'm glad I went on. This was fantastic. You write Harry's reactions very, very well - and you addressed my concerns about Dumbledore early and well.

Tonks and Shacklebolt were well-written and felt in-character. I get the feeling this is going to be a good read.

Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Percunctor
Reviewer: Jayiin (Signed)
Now, if only some of the adults had thought things through in OotP...

So far, so good - I don't know that I'm really believing your version of Snape, but it's not as hard to suspend my disbelief as I thought it would be.

I'm really getting into the story, though.

Good writing.

Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Discenda et Culpa
Filch's Regrets by Spiderwort [Young Teens]
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Argus Filch reflects on his sins, nursing a bottle of hard cider.  His worst enemies and one termagant of a librarian help him through his pain.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: Summer Angst (CLOSED)
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 3384; Read Count: 510; Completed: Yes

Updated: 05/06/2006; Published: 05/06/2006
Reviewer: Jayiin (Signed)

*LOL*  I haven't ever thought of Filch like this before - fascinating bit of writing.  I love Irma Pince, and the hints that she's less than a stellar witch.


And Filch and the twins drinking.  That was hilarious.  Awesome writing. 

Author's Response:

Thanks, Jayiin, I adore the twins, and it seemed right for them to come back and call a truce with their old nemesis just as the wizarding world was needing to be united. 

Isn't Irma a devil?  I sometimes like to think Jo named her after Irma La Douce.

Chapter 1: Chapter 1
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Harry has learned the Prophesy and he does not believe that a schoolboy can defeat Voldemort, so he decides that if he is going to die then he is first going to live.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Mild Violence, Strong Language
Chapters: 50 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 182518; Read Count: 65316; Completed: Yes

Updated: 03/08/2007; Published: 05/08/2006
Reviewer: Jayiin (Signed)
Kinda a rocky beginning; I'm not sure where you're starting this in the timeline, but I'm interested to see where it goes.

Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Goodbye
Reviewer: Jayiin (Signed)
Interesting day in Amsterdam. 

Chapter 2: Chapter 2: The Adventure Begins
Reviewer: Jayiin (Signed)

I'm not sure I  like the idea of Harry suddenly turning into an expert on all things Death Eater, but I can see where he drew his conclusions from.


Interesting story. 

Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Tip Toe through the Tulips
Reviewer: Jayiin (Signed)

Farnsworth.  Hah.


Interesting how Harry is just going about his business leaving chaos in his wake.  The 'accidental hero' motif is amusing. 

Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Welcome to the City of Lights
Reviewer: Jayiin (Signed)
Fascinating butterfly effect you have going on here.  I love how you wrote the Lovegoods.

Chapter 5: Chapter 5: In which we meet the Intrepid Reporter Mrs White
Reviewer: Jayiin (Signed)
Poor Harry!

Chapter 6: Chapter 6: A Series of Fortunate Events
Reviewer: Jayiin (Signed)

Oh man...poor Harry.  Australian backpackers?  Ouch.


Fun bit with the Phoenix tears and basilisk venom. 

Chapter 7: Chapter 7: It's in the Blood