Penname: Snapes Talon [Contact]
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Christmas Eve brings candles, guilt and memories for Severus Snape.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Lily Potter nee Evans, Severus Snape; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Character Study
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Character Death
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2628; Read Count: 405; Completed: Yes

Updated: 02/27/2009; Published: 02/27/2009
Reviewer: Snapes Talon (Signed)
02/27/2009
The passage that sticks out the most in my mind are the candles, how well you describe the setting and your deft handling of Severus. Just lovely!

Author's Response:

I'd never have guessed you liked the candles. ;o)

And you know I'm still flattered that you think I can handle Severus, given how much how you write him shaped my fandom view of him in the first place.




Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Beginning at the Battle of Hogwarts, this story follows George as he comes to terms with Fred's death while making his own life with a few surprises on the way.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: George Weasley, Original Character; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Book Seven Spoilers, Character Death, Mild Language, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 73433; Read Count: 461; Completed: Yes

Updated: 08/04/2009; Published: 03/20/2009
Reviewer: Snapes Talon (Signed)
04/02/2009
I love the attention your attention to detail and that you provide the reader with a handy index of Welsh words and pronunciations.

Author's Response:

Thank you.  I really like that Rhiannon has her own family and personality, and really wanted to highlight her cultural differences within the wizarding community.  I should mention that I've had a great deal of help correcting my Welsh mistakes from peredur_glyn on LJ, who slipped in to fix my poor grammar and usage.

I'm glad you're enjoying this story.




Chapter 4: Chapter 3 - Nightmares

The twins are once again in detention, thanks to Serena Stillwater, a Ravenclaw who thinks she is above reproach.  When the three of them get a detention in potions class, the punishment takes place deep in the dungeons.  Everyones attitude changes when Serena is attacked and the twins save her.  She lets them know just how grateful she is for their help. 



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: Fred Weasley, George Weasley; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: The Underground (Adults Only)
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Mild Language, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 3355; Read Count: 127; Completed: Yes

Updated: 03/28/2009; Published: 03/28/2009
Reviewer: Snapes Talon (Signed)
04/02/2009
*snickers*

Oh those naughty Weasley twins. You write them so deliciously well!



Chapter 1: Down in the Dungeons
Polar Opposites by the_wind [Young Teens]
starstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
One was my sun; the other was my moon. One was hot, the other cold. One was a vampire, the other a werewolf. I had – once upon a time – lived and almost died for one, while the other lived and would die for me. They were polar opposites. How, then, could I still love both? Jacob-imprints-on-Bella fic. Still haven't decided on final pairing.

Categories: Twilight; Characters: Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Jacob Black; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU), Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff, General
Warnings: Alternate Universe
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 4909; Read Count: 980; Completed: No

Updated: 04/11/2009; Published: 04/10/2009
Reviewer: Snapes Talon (Signed)
04/11/2009
It will be interesting to see how you weave your tale within the story of NM. Good job opening the story, particularly the last line.

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it, and I'll do my best to keep it interesting. Thanks for the review :)



Chapter 1: Prologue - One Slight Alteration

One Wizard in hiding unable to reveal himself, three Muggle children lost in the Black Forest, and several creatures trying to attack all four equals one fast paced adventure. 



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: Sirius Black; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 6884; Read Count: 458; Completed: Yes

Updated: 04/12/2009; Published: 04/12/2009
Reviewer: Snapes Talon (Signed)
04/12/2009
I love the lush descriptions of the castle and the forest. You draw the reader in and make it easy for them to visualize everything.

Oh, and I totally think you should link the fanfic vid make for this tale. It was perfectly suited!

Author's Response:

thanks sandy, how do I link them?  I added it to the summary




Chapter 1: Into the Woods

Theresa McGonagall returns from twelve years of self-imposed exile to find that nothing has changed: the Ministry still suspects her, Minerva still blames her, and Severus still wants more than she’s willing to give. Then Sirius Black breaks out of Azkaban, and even the Boy Who Lived may not be able to rescue her from the mistakes of her past.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: Harry Potter, Severus Snape, Sirius Black; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Sexual Situations
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 26754; Read Count: 7690; Completed: No

Updated: 06/23/2009; Published: 06/23/2009
Reviewer: Snapes Talon (Signed)
06/24/2009
I know I've told you before, but I love your Severus. Too low-cut?

*snickers*

You have such a fine grasp on the characters and although you introduce them to situations they haven't encountered before, you manage to keep them from slipping into OOC.

I'm so pleased to have your story here, and I'm looking forward to see trouble Theresa gets into. :p



Chapter 10: Inappropriate
Home Again by Gmariam [All Ages]
starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]

Written for the One-Hour Challenge, this short story follows Samwise Gamgee as he says farewell to Frodo at the Grey Havens.



Categories: Lord of the Rings; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: One-Hour Challenge
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 1458; Read Count: 814; Completed: Yes

Updated: 06/23/2009; Published: 06/23/2009
Reviewer: Snapes Talon (Signed)
07/29/2009
Your worries about adapting the writing style of LotR were completely unfounded, Gina. You've done a superb job, not only in the flow and word selection, but in presenting Sam's perspective and incorporating the lyrics of the Old Walking Song.

Well done, indeed!

Author's Response:

Thank you so much, Sandy! I really did think hard about word selection, I'm glad it (mostly) worked. And I'm so glad you liked the Old Walking Song as well! Thanks for reading this and leaving such a nice review - see you around the new site! ~Gina :)




Chapter 1: Home Again