Penname: Desslok [Contact]
Real name: Jim Ghilloni
Member Since: 08/06/2005
Membership status: Member

I am a 36yo man, married, with 2 daughters (7 and 5).

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Reviews by Desslok
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Harry has had a bumpy emotional road over the summer. But what's this new feeling he has for Ginny?...it's not a silly crush or friendship, that's for sure. Once again, Harry turns to Ginny with his problem and gets a response that will change his world around once more. Will this change be a good one?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff, General
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2063; Read Count: 673; Completed: Yes

Updated: 06/28/2005; Published: 06/28/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/28/2005
You know, the last sentence is really the perfect ending for the story. I like that they just settle into each other's arms and that she gives him the space to sort it all out in his head, but that last promise to the reader that things all end up ok in the long run is the perfect ending. I totally believe that he would be unable to identify "love" as an emotion in his heart. I also liked the little bit with Mrs. Weasley (or Mum). Nice addition. Great job!


Chapter 1: One-Shot
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Draco Malfoy realizes he may have an ally in Cho Chang. "She hates Potter almost as much as I do." He enlists her aid in a plot to take the Quidditch Cup from Gryffindor and put Harry in his place. Could this be love?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fluff
Warnings: Mild Violence
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 7655; Read Count: 530; Completed: Yes

Updated: 06/29/2005; Published: 06/29/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/28/2005
Fun story... I think I picked up on what was going on about halfway through, but I wasn't completely sure until Cho left the party. Nice plot twist. I've not seen a lot of Harry/Cho stories, but this one is nice. I like how you portray her.


Chapter 1: Snitch Strategies

Someones getting married, and where there is a wedding, there is going to be a party, and where there is a party, there is going to be the twins, any questions?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU)
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations, Strong Language
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 29431; Read Count: 3231; Completed: Yes

Updated: 07/09/2005; Published: 07/02/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/08/2005
Well the "Treasure Chest" feature on this website sure works! What a great story!!!! I loved every second of it. My only other (very minor) comment is that it is "tirade" not "triad". :) Just perfect and wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it here!!!!


Chapter 6: Dress Code
Who is the man sitting on the step of the house? And why does he look so sad?

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Songfic
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1587; Read Count: 503; Completed: Yes

Updated: 07/08/2005; Published: 07/08/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/28/2005
Very powerful story. Lupin is such an interesting and tragic figure and you've really captured his trragedy well. I cannot imagine losing all of my childhood friends in such violent or nasty ways and having to go on. The poem is quite well done as well.


Chapter 1: Brothers Apart
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Categories: Orphan; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: None
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 0 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 0; Read Count: 0; Completed: No

Updated: 12/31/1969; Published: 12/31/1969
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/18/2005
Fun story so far! I'm looking forward to the rest!!

Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you like it, and I hope to update much more quickly than I did last time...



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Hourglasses by Arnel [All Ages]
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Professor McGonagall spends the day eyeing the hourglasses in the Entrance Hall of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1948; Read Count: 410; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/07/2005; Published: 08/07/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/29/2005
I liked this story. It's certainly unique. MacGonagall is well-worth some fics examining her character and motivations and this is a nice one. Great job!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review. I appreciate your taking the time to write down your thoughts. McGonagall is my idea of the perfect teacher and it was fun to walk around in her head for a day or two.



Chapter 1: One-shot
Intertwined by acciodanrad [Young Teens]
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He’s staring again. He has that same blank look across his face. All I want to do is make everything better, but I can’t. I don’t know where to start. He doesn’t even care that I exist.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1804; Read Count: 522; Completed: No

Updated: 08/07/2005; Published: 08/07/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/29/2005
Very lovely, touching story. Quite realistic (though now AU of course). I really wish HBP had been more like this, but I guess this would be a bit much for a "kids' book". Wonderful job!!


Chapter 1: One-Shot
L-O-V-E by amblewat [Young Teens]
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Harry Potter has never liked Valentines Day but this year it is even worse. It is his sixth year and he is still dealing with the loss of his Godfather and the burden of the prophecy, which he hasn’t shared with anyone, so he has been in a shell. Can Ginny break him out and show him that life is worth living? Submitted for the SIYE Challenge. Please R&R. This is not part of my Love and Family Series

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Fluff
Warnings: Alternate Universe
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2182; Read Count: 630; Completed: No

Updated: 08/07/2005; Published: 08/07/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/28/2005
Well done. A cute, happy little story with some quite humorous and touching moments. :)


Chapter 1: L-O-V-E
Meeting Destiny by Cronje [Mid Teens]
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Harry has lost all of his friends to the self-styled Lord Voldemort. He knows it is time to meet his destiny. But first, he visits the final resting place of those he loved.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Character Study
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Mild Violence
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1835; Read Count: 392; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/07/2005; Published: 08/07/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/29/2005
Very touching and sad. Really well-written. Good job.


Chapter 1: Meeting Destiny
Breaking by Philo [Mid Teens]
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"I can remember traveling to the shore… the breeze changed as we went through different climates. The sun got stronger, and the air felt more alive. I didn’t. The closer we got to the ocean, the farther away I wanted to be from everything."

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Dark Fiction, Mild Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1165; Read Count: 365; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/07/2005; Published: 08/07/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/29/2005
Hmmm... I think I'm reading this too late at night cause I'm a bit confused. Harry is dead, right? It seemed early in that she just heard he was dead, but they were wrong, but then.... I feel pretty dumb. The story is really well-written, despite my confusion. Your prose is really excellent.


Chapter 1: Breakin