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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After Voldemort's defeat, Ginny decides that it's the big things
and the little moments in life that really count.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Character Study, Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 3071; Read Count: 417; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/08/2005; Published: 08/08/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/28/2005
Playful, with a hint of naughtiness. I loved it! I agree that their relationship would likely include some ferocious arguments followed by torrid "making-up" afterwards. I can also see them trying "that" on a broom.... Very good!


Chapter 1: One-Shot
Not Done Yet by Greta_Prewett [Mid Teens]
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During his quest for the Horcruxes, Harry has a surprise visit. Can reason prevail over emotions once again?

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: 2246; Read Count: 414; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/08/2005; Published: 08/08/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
08/11/2005
Very nice story. I'd love to know how she tracked them down. I like the way you portray Ginny. At first, I wasn't sure about the almost animalistic reaction Harry had to her, but after considering it, it makes a lot of sense. He's been on the run, camping in the wild, etc. He'd be a bit paranoid. Great job!

Author's Response: I wanted to portray Harry being like that...thinking like a fugitive. The end of HBP has me thinking that Harry's next step will be a lot like that; Horcrux hunting and hiding from Voldemort during his quest. Thanks for the kind words!



Chapter 1: Not Done yet
- - One Shot - - Some-improbable-how Harry and Dudley become friendly over practical jokes. It takes little time before the Weasley Twins enter the fun. While his parents are on a long weekend holiday, Dudley joins Harry in a leisurely visit to Diagon Alley.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Humor
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2796; Read Count: 713; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/08/2005; Published: 08/08/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
09/29/2005
I like Dudley-redemption stories and this one works quite well. Great job!


Chapter 1: Dudders and the Twins
Ron Weasley wakes up one day and decides that his best friend needs a girlfriend. And who would be better for Harry than his own sister, Ginny? Our darling Ron comes up with an oh-so-cunning plan to get the two together, but of course, it just isn't that easy... One-shot.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Alternate Universe
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 4158; Read Count: 482; Completed: No

Updated: 08/08/2005; Published: 08/08/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
08/09/2005
Hilarious story. Ron's "love letter" is particularly great. I think you could drop the last few paragraphs and end with Hermione telling him about the weekend and perhaps Ron thinking something like "That's what I get for agreeing with Malfoy" while Draco thinks "That's what I get for helping a Weasley" or something like that. I really like your take on Draco in this, esp in the candy store. Great job and thanks for writing it!


Chapter 1: Ron Weasley, Official Gryffindor Matchmaker
Harry and crew are taken off to live out the famous tale of Robin Hood. All involved will be in character and it will follow cannon. HG RHr POST HBP

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Humor
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Mild Language
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 34842; Read Count: 15092; Completed: Yes

Updated: 02/11/2006; Published: 08/08/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
08/10/2005
Cute story. It was a tough challenge to do Robin Hood and I like that you've found a way to do it in a vaguely-canon sort of way. Ginny reaming Malfoy is priceless. I'm a HUGE Robin Hood fan (Errol Flynn's that is) and hope you'll give a nod to all the best scenes from it.

Author's Response: I am now realizing that I have to locate all of the Robin Hood movies. Thanks for the review!



Chapter 3: Chapter 2: Lead, Follow Or... Nock
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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)
08/09/2005
Hmmmm... pretty dark view of post-victory Harry. I'm not sure I can see them leaving him alone like that for two whole years, esp. since they know his tendency to withdraw inside himself. Your writing is excellent and I'm really looking forward to seeing where you take this story. Thank you for writing and posting it! :)

Author's Response: They haven't left him alone for two years, he just ignored their attempts to contact him and such. Thanks for your opinion. I am working on chapters 2 & 3.



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Knickers by firegoddess [Adult]
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Harry receives...an unusual package in the mail.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Fluff
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Sexual Situations, Strong Language
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 4347; Read Count: 369; Completed: No

Updated: 08/09/2005; Published: 08/08/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
08/09/2005
Very funny story. Please continue soon!


Chapter 1: Sexiest Man Alive
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
08/10/2005
WOW! This story has taken a bit of a turn! First chapter seemed like a fun fluffy lark and now you've added a pile of depth to this. I really really like it. You've got the characters done very well, as adults, acting in the ways that people their age would. This is going on my favorites list. Please update soon!


Chapter 2: Date Night
a279;Harry finally manages to rejoin the world of the living, only to find himself falling for the one
girl who claimed to have given up on him. Now what is a bloke supposed to do?

Deals with the emotional roller coaster of coming out of depression and the delicious perils of first romance.

Written before release of HBP

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Sexual Situations, Strong Language
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 31260; Read Count: 2088; Completed: Yes

Updated: 09/04/2005; Published: 08/08/2005
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
08/09/2005
I know it;'s all A/U after HBP, but please please continue this story! It's really very good. You do a great job with Harry: morose, self-absorbed, and clueless. :) I like that he thought her name was Virginia, but why didn't she correct him?

Author's Response: Thank you! Especially for the comments re Harry's character. Don't worry - the story is already finished - so it will continue and conclude happily! Ginny has her reasons for not correcting him - she'll tell us about them in the final chapter. That particular time though - asking "Was I really that terrible?" is the more important issue for her in that moment. But mostly - she doesn't correct him because it's a running gag. I thought it was funny that the fandom had her name wrong for a good couple years before Rowling corrected us - so I was making a joke about that. And the moment when Harry finds out her real name was one of the first scenes I wrote for the story - so I'm a little attached to it. It might all play a bit contrived - but it's funny to me, snort, so there it is.



Chapter 1: Out Of The Drawing Room
Reviewer: Desslok (Signed)
08/11/2005
Hmmm... interesting developments in this chapter. I like that you're taking your time with this one. I suppose I could probably find the whole thing somewhere else, but I kinda like the suspense of waiting for it here. :)

Author's Response: Ohhhhhhh, wait for it! I am enjoying the fresh audience! Thank you!



Chapter 2: Grammar Is Hard