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Thirtysomething Mum with an HP addiction!

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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: Creative Quill (Signed)
08/24/2005
This is so wrong in so many ways. Well written, even believable... but CHO? This Harry/Ginny shipper is shuddering at the thought... Dear Merlin... NOOOOO!! You had me believing it, though -- which is saying something, considering how much I detest Cho Chang. No self-respecting woman would ever either use that many tears to get her way, or cry with so little encouragement. The girl could weep for England, for goodness sake! I enjoyed the two of them manipulating Malferret, though. Very enjoyable!


Chapter 1: Snitch Strategies
- - 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: Creative Quill (Signed)
08/24/2005
Dudley saves the day and stops Bellatrix in her tracks with a SLINGSHOT? LOL! Oh, my.. it's going to take a while to wipe the tea slurp off my monitor... ! Very nice! Un-freaking-believable, but very funny! CQ


Chapter 1: Dudders and the Twins

The Terrific Trio's 6th year at Hogwarts turns into one away from the school as they receive training to become part of an elite group of wizards and witches. New powers are also discovered as well as new and unexpected friendships.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU)
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, General
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Violence, Strong Language
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 25716; Read Count: 573; Completed: No

Updated: 09/02/2005; Published: 08/09/2005
Reviewer: Creative Quill (Signed)
09/07/2005
Okay, intriguing. I'm no fan of female OC's being introduced... it generally means the author is either making a rather blatant attempt to insert themselves into the story, or it effects changes on the canon characters that makes them barely recognizable. I must admit that after reading the first chapter of this, I almost didn't open the second. Now, I think that I'm rather glad that I did. Draco isn't, and never will be, redeemable, but I think that you've handled his suggestion of a ceasefire with Harry in a believable way. You've done it without changing his abrasive, snide manner, something that other fanfic authors who attempt to show Draco in a different light have failed dismally at, turning him into a caricature of the canon character and expecting the reader to take him seriously. So far, I'm very interested in where you plan on taking this. Your writing style is interesting. I noticed a few issues, such as "He never forgave Dumbledore and really wanted nothing more to do with the old man" would have been better as "He had never forgiven Dumbledore and really wanted nothing more to do with the old man", but minor things. Your descriptions are good, if a little meaningless at times. What was the point of telling us that the quartet's looks had changed, that they had physically matured? You didn't show that it was important to the story line by saying that "it drew attention", or "after seeing Hermione's new look, Ron was acting even stranger than usual". Always have a purpose for what you include in the story, or it is gratuitous and unnecessary. Anything that is included that is unnecessary to the plotline or doesn't help the reader envision what you are describing to them is filler, and any editor editing a manuscript for publication will ALWAYS use their red pen on stuff like that. If you're trying to get across something that YOU can envision then lead, don't push, your reader into seeing it for themselves. For instance, tell the reader that "Hermione huffed impatiently as the warm breeze blew her newly straightened hair across her eyes" -- that tells the reader something that will allow them to feel like they're there. They now know, without even realizing it, that the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, and they can almost imagine the look on Hermione's face. It sets a mood. Instead of stating, without reason, that Ginny's hair is now quite long (down to her butt) and Harry has grown several inches, combine the two... "Ginny turned quickly, her long braid, which normally hung down as far as her backside, flipped up, hitting Harry in the chest. Fortunately, Harry had grown several inches since the previous year, or it surely would have taken out an eye." I'm not trying to write your story for you -- really. I hate that, myself. I'm just trying to provide some constructive criticism. I'm off to read the next chapter and see where you're taking us with this. CQ


Chapter 2: The Assante Sisters
Understanding Love by Zelthian [Young Teens]
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As Harry helps the Weasleys prepare for Bill and Fleur's wedding, he finally understands what Dumbledore has been telling him for years.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 11284; Read Count: 2577; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/10/2005; Published: 08/10/2005
Reviewer: Creative Quill (Signed)
08/15/2005
Brilliantly done, but I want you to continue it. Please?? CQ


Chapter 4: Power He Knows Not
Traditional Socks by Angharad [Young Teens]
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Why does Professor Dumbledore tell Harry that he sees himself holding a pair of socks in the Mirror of Erised?

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2234; Read Count: 517; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/16/2005; Published: 08/16/2005
Reviewer: Creative Quill (Signed)
08/24/2005
Dumbledore/McGonagall fluff! And SOCKS! I love it! CQ

Author's Response: Thank you! :-)



Chapter 1: Traditional Socks
Professor McGonagall, Professor Sprout, and Madam Hooch decide that for certain damaging prejudices, a full frontal assault is in order.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Humor
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 4490; Read Count: 1422; Completed: No

Updated: 08/18/2005; Published: 08/18/2005
Reviewer: Creative Quill (Signed)
08/22/2005
LOL !!!! Oh, that was BLOODY BRILLIANT! Please? More? CQ

Author's Response: Thank you very much! And yes, there will be more. ;-)



Chapter 2: Age and Beauty
The Corner by Greta_Prewett [Mid Teens]
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Ginny has her own little Corner in Gryffindor Common Room. But why does she isolate herself there? *Won the H/G first kiss ficlet contest over at MNFF, that was organized by Seeker&Snitch-an H/G club*

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: 1960; Read Count: 550; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/20/2005; Published: 08/20/2005
Reviewer: Creative Quill (Signed)
08/22/2005
Greta -- This was utterly wonderful! CQ

Author's Response: *bows* I'm am not worthy! I feel honored, that you've taken the time to review this, and I can truthfully say that whenI read this review, the first word that came to my lips was 'Whoa!'. Thank you ever so much. I'm happy you liked it.



Chapter 1: The Corner
After a dementor attack in Hogsmeade, Harry offers Ginny some private lessons.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Mild Language
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 28187; Read Count: 6001; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/30/2005; Published: 08/25/2005
Reviewer: Creative Quill (Signed)
09/06/2005
Heheheh.... Oh, I do SO like youre stuff! Shocked!Harry and Clueless!Harry make such a nice combination with What-the-Hell-am-I-Going-to-do-About-THIS! Harry! Your story lines are brilliant, and your writing style is quite good. Keep posting, and I promise I'll keep reading and reviewing! CQ


Chapter 1: Awakening
Reviewer: Creative Quill (Signed)
09/06/2005
I LOVE LUNA! I really do. She's so... concise. Well done -- on to the next chapter! CQ


Chapter 3: Not As Dotty As They Think
Gambit by Mirloc [Adult]
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Harry Potter has come up with a plan, and no one seems to know just what he is planning from moment to moment.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fluff, General
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Strong Language, Strong Violence
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 8613; Read Count: 160; Completed: No

Updated: 01/10/2006; Published: 08/29/2005
Reviewer: Creative Quill (Signed)
09/07/2005
Hmm... interesting premise. I especially like your characterizations of Ginny and Dobby. Very accurate, so far as I can see. Dumbledore, however, came across a little oddly, although I can't pinpoint why. Do update soon, please. CQ


Chapter 3: Chapter 2