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Updated: 12/31/1969; Published: 12/31/1969
Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/10/2005
Excellent chapter! Things are really heating up...and yeah, Seamus is really starting to make me feel like he's up to something...don't know yet if it's on purpose or not but... One more chapter tonight, why not?


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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/10/2005
Doh! I have now joined the ranks of those waiting for a new chapter!! Hope it comes soon. Great story. Thanks for the great read!


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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/14/2005
Oh, poor Harry having to witness that! I wish Ron would get over it because Harry certainly doesn't need that right now, though I suspect there is more to it than meets the eye in the fight between them. This is an awesome story!


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Updated: 12/31/1969; Published: 12/31/1969
Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
06/27/2005
What a wonderful story! I loved how Harry came upon the fighting students and calmed himself before putting them to sleep. Your battles were very well done, and the individual pov's were remarkable. I too had Sirius become a Patronus for someone, so I guess great minds think alike! A heroic Luna Lovegood was something I really enjoyed as I like her character and think she's worthy of some recogintion. Lupin's character was very heartfelt. You tied up the necessary occurences very well as well, and congratulations, I believe you are the only one to actually go through with the dragon eating the baby. The other two stories used the phrase admirably, but found a way around it. Very brave of you! You have done a fine job, and I have really enjoyed chatting with you as well!

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm always a little self conscious about battles, but the multiple pov's seems to fit me lately. Yes, I like Luna too, she needs more page time =) And I love writing Lupin, I think that's a friend rubbing off on me though... As for the baby, well I've never been scared to go out on those limbs. I knew the sentence had ambiguity, but I wanted to be different. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you soon.



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Updated: 12/31/1969; Published: 12/31/1969
Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/22/2005
HI!! I can finally review! Firstly, I like a nice long story, so for me, perfect length chapter! What made me want to continue to read this story was your descriptions of Harry's eyes. If the saying that the eyes are the window to the soul, then you have summed up HP in one amazing paragraph right there. When you described barely being able to believe that he was stationary on his bed, for his eyes depicted what was going on in his soul...that was poetic! So that was the thing that grabbed me about this first chapter. As the chapter went on, you seemed to have everything covered. I like a story teller, not just the authors who jump right into the heart of battle because they think it will keep people glued to the story. I care much more deeply for the characters when writers like you help us understand how they are feeling by telling a full well thought out experience that they have endured. I don't want to include spoilers for HBP in this review, but suffice it to say that I was surprised that she didn't include the nightmares that Harry has.... I was therefore really pleased to see that althought this is a sixth year fic, you have covered the angst very well through relation of the dreams and sleep patterns, which are non existant it seems. This makes so much sense to me after what he's been through. When Harry ran the hot water out, I was just cringing thinking that Vernon would be furious, and when he ate his fill at breakfast, I realized that the Dursleys have so far taken the warning from the Order seriously, and that is very original compared to most fics where Vernon does something rash right off the hop. I think they would be scared and so Harry would get away with these things but still face the insults that came his way from his aunt in particular. That was so well done, and when Dudley came home, I really enjoyed Harry's torment of him. What a great outlet! I could have written an entire page long review on the letter to DD itself. This was so well done! No reader of HP would begrudge poor Harry his venting. Harry is absolutely right in standing up for himself! I, like you, have always questioned how the Ministry and the Wizard Council could even have the nerve to make Harry stand trial for defending himself from Dementors and the like! You are one of the few authors who lets Harry vent and say his indignation out, even in letter form. I know DD meant to protect Harry, but Harry has every right to his anger and his demands made to rectify the situation as much as it could be. This is a very original story for another reason...many authors have Umbridge just let free...bravo for getting her a fitting sentence! I've never understood in some stories how she just waltzes out of trouble and into oblivian or worse yet, a better job! so nice to see her take her lumps! I am off to chapter two! Awesome story and I give it a ten!

Author's Response: Ow wow! Ithink you made my Day Dianne. Thank you ever so much for your long and lovely review. I am of a mind to print it and frame it at the moment.



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Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/22/2005
As for the question posed at the end of the chapter, yes, it did live up to expectations! Very nicely done indeed! I have done Karate and you have given a good overview of what beginning something like entails both physically and mentally. Very accurate there! And new students are usually given to a qualitfied student to begin with as well for real so your information there is also correct. I am pleased that Ginny is no longer with Dean and has confided to Hermione that she loves Harry beyond a mere crush. Hermione's adivice was sound as usual in making Ginny make the first move, but not too strong a move to scare him off. DD coming to Privet was really sweet and well done. The personal attention made all the difference it seemed to Harry. The addition of Dobby was nice to see as well as the mention of the main canon characters. Fred and George's indignation on Harry's behalf was so touching in a brotherly way. By Harry having permission to use magic in summer, I kind of hope he will need to use it so we can get a glimpse of what he can do magically with the backup of just a little training. I'm pleased to see you have begun to make DD more aware that Harry has been deprived of a good life all around and I like the way you have started to mend this. I can't wait until the Dursleys see what DD has done! I like that DD pointed out the noble fact that Harry didn't scream about the injustice of the prophecy like most would have done. Arthur Weasley has long deserved a break and to see him as head of magical law enforcement was nice with Amelia Bones as the new Minister. A wonderful story Ham! I will continue tomorrow.


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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)
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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: Dianne (Signed)
07/02/2005
okay, I was fooled for the entire chapter! Well done! I think by now I know you a little...and you wouldn' t have her marry anyone but Harry....right!!?? I love how you write Ginny's character, because you kind of have to make her up as she only mentioned briefly in canon. I am so glad to have discovered that you write (even though I feel silly for not having remembered this before now) I agree with you...Mugglewitch is a wonderful person! I hope when the story continues, it will contain a win by the Chudley Cannons as this is just too delicious to pass up, don't you think?...Ron on the team and all? This is a great story! I have enjoyed everything you've written! I think Harry as a healer is a brilliant idea too, as I am with you...I think that he would be tired of fighting the bad guys and I think he would be a very empathetic healer, having gone through so much pain in young life. I think he would be a perfect child's healer. I have seen Ginny as a healer in stories before, but never Harry and I really like that. I am so pleased that you didn't just have him automatically become an auror or something similar. I can see that healing would be a healing experience for him as well. I wonder how he will feel when he visists wards of people who were hurt in the final battle who may be permanently damages or such. Having Snape as Headmaster was also really smart. I don't know if you intend to have him in the story, but I like the concept. You can go anywhere with that. Anyway, all of the stuff I've read so far, is a ten and both of my thumbs up!!!!


Chapter 1: Switching Places

Okies so i said that Draco is in this story, well sorry to disapoint but he is not here for a fair few chapters. and ummm... the story is told from the point of view of Harry's sister ( in my little world Harry has a sister ). so on to the summary. this is an eventual Draco Malfoy/ Julia Potter romance fic. Julia is Harry's sister. Everyone has always ignored Julia. Shunned to the side. No one notice's her, even when she has been diagnosed with diabetes. No body but Draco Malfoy. What will happen when they both realize their mutual love for one another, when Harry finds out, and more importantly when Voldemort finds out?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), Romance
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Genres: Angst
Warnings: Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse, Alternate Universe, Character Death, Dark Fiction, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 3524; Read Count: 1407; Completed: No

Updated: 07/25/2005; Published: 07/05/2005
Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/07/2005
HI! Allow me the honour of being the first reviewer for this story here at wt. I could not picture having a sister added to HP...until you pulled it off perfectly. Julia works in seamlessly like she's always been there and I really like the concept for many reasons. One of them is that Julia has diabetes but she does not let that get her downand she is so brave in her reasons for not telling Harry. Most of the alternate Universe stories I have read, have no real reason for being in that category other than for the time period in which they were written. Yours however, offers so much like new characters that blend perfectly with the canon ones. Your characters, particularly your own Julia, are very enjoable and intriguing to read and her interaction with Dudley definitely pulls readers in wondering just what is going on with him and what he is up to. Post some more of this fantastic story here at wt! I think it will do very well here, and I'd absolutely love to read a challenge story that you should write someday! This story proves that you have the talent and the imagination for sure!


Chapter 1: The Nightmare
A comedy of errors as Voldemort interviews several of Harry's friends.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Humor
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Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 11347; Read Count: 3671; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/06/2005; Published: 07/21/2005
Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/22/2005
Awesome! How on Earth did you get this written so quickly!? It is a very amusing story and I really enjoyed it! The scenes with Luna were so well done and the portkey neclace was a stroke of genius. It was so funny to see a flustered Voldemort! The line about wondering whether he could still get headaches was outstanding! Wonderful and full of creative original plots.

Author's Response: Thank you! I got it done with a lot of help from Ham but also, it was so much fun to write that it just flowed out.



Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Driving Voldemort Looney
Reviewer: Dianne (Signed)
07/22/2005
Very entertaining! I didn't think it was possible that I would like a comedy written after HBP, but I was so wrong. I love it! You really have some fabulous ideas! I can't wait for more! The twins were awesome and Dracco singing Meet Me In St. Louis was hilarious!

Author's Response: *giggles* I was amusing myself with it too. I had a lot of help with the ideas and all but yes, it was so amusing to pick on the ferret!!



Chapter 2: Chapter 2: Double The Trouble