Penname: Kressel [Contact]
Real name: Kressel
Member Since: 02/15/2006
Membership status: Member

My Harry Potter obsession is a bit of a contradiction to the rest of my life. I'm actually a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother with a deep passion for writing.

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Harry's summer takes a bizarre turn as he's subjected to the strangest dream he's ever had. What does it mean, and why does he get the feeling that Voldemort is somehow related to it?



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Dark Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Mild Violence, Strong Violence
Chapters: 50 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 325247; Read Count: 94233; Completed: Yes

Updated: 05/19/2006; Published: 06/24/2005
Reviewer: Kressel (Signed)
04/02/2006
Eerie start. You've certainly piqued my interest. I'm printing out the next chapter or two.


Chapter 1: The Astronomy Tower
Centrifugal Force by Melindaleo [Young Teens]
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A simple oneshot where Ron, Ginny, and Harry visit Hermione in order to attend a Muggle carnival in her town. How will the foursome react to suddenly being allowed to simply be teens? Originally written for a SIYE summer challenge.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Fluff, General
Warnings: Alternate Universe
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 4471; Read Count: 710; Completed: Yes

Updated: 06/25/2005; Published: 06/25/2005
Reviewer: Kressel (Signed)
02/26/2006
Ooh, I love the symbolism of the Matador and of course, the description of what it did.


Chapter 1: Centrifugal Force
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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: Kressel (Signed)
02/15/2006
Beautiful snippet, and very much my way of thinking! Love is forever and is what brings us together in the Next Phase.


Chapter 1: Immortal Love
Welcome to the Twelve Step Program! Not only will you learn to be a better boyfriend but also how to: defeat evil warlords, attract tramps, avoid death in spite of 2,000,000,000 to 1 odds, and hook up your best friends. Good luck!

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Romance
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fluff
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 2694; Read Count: 427; Completed: No

Updated: 11/14/2005; Published: 11/14/2005
Reviewer: Kressel (Signed)
03/30/2006
LOL to the silent bit!


Chapter 1: Bacon?, Weddings, and - - - - -
Capturing Luna by ladylarna [All Ages]
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Colin Creevey is determined to develop the perfect picture of Luna Lovegood. If only the potions would cooperate... Colin/Luna; a look at living in two worlds. Oneshot.

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: 1730; Read Count: 462; Completed: Yes

Updated: 12/17/2005; Published: 12/17/2005
Reviewer: Kressel (Signed)
03/22/2006
Excellent story! I love Colin's attachment to his camera as part of his old world, and I'm a big Luna fan, and I think you captured her unconventional loveliness very well. But if you can take a little criticism, I think the story would be even more powerful if you don't call her "girlfriend" until the last paragraph. Leave us guessing earlier on.

Author's Response: I don\'t usually respond to oneshot reviews, but I wanted to thank you for the concrit... labeling Luna as his "girlfriend" was something I debated, and I do believe you\'re right. I don\'t think I\'ll change it at this point, but if I ever revise it further I\'ll be certain to make that change. Thanks for the comments!



Chapter 1: Capturing Luna

A new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor arrives at Hogwarts. In her first couple weeks, she manages to ruffle the feathers of many of the faculty, particularily Potions master Severus Snape. Takes place after Goblet of Fire.



Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: Alternate Universe (AU)
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Drama, General
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Mild Language, Mild Violence
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents Series: The Great Snape-Deveroux Grudge Match
Word count: 150005; Read Count: 18869; Completed: Yes

Updated: 01/21/2006; Published: 01/04/2006
Reviewer: Kressel (Signed)
03/04/2006
Wow! The Death Eater meeting and the pull it has over Snape was amazingly well done! I love how you've captured the seductiveness of power. I'm sure that was the appeal for all the Death Eaters.

Author's Response: Thanks! There's more than just the power -- but that will come out later.



Chapter 4: 3b Memories and Meetings
Reviewer: Kressel (Signed)
02/19/2006
Ooh, I love the parts when she walks around Hogwarts feeling auras and also the dialogue you gave Snape, "Sometimes I am one of those things." I don't know why Aurelia didn't wither; I would have!

Author's Response: Hee hee! The idea for that particular scene was my co-author's. As for why she didn't wilt, well, she's encountered quite a bit in life. Also, she tends to overestimate her abilites at times. She has a lot of confidence, sometimes to the point of being brash.



Chapter 1: Aurellia Deveroux Comes to Hogwarts
Reviewer: Kressel (Signed)
02/25/2006
It's so interesting to see how many magical inventions you predicted! So far I've counted three: mindspeaking/legilimency; the twins' latest eavesdropping devices/extendable ears; and non-verbal spells.

Author's Response: LOL! Yes, I about fell out of my chair when I was reading OoTP and got to the part about the extendable ears. My co-author and I wrote that scene about a YEAR before OoTP. The other "inventions," too, predate OoTP.



Chapter 2: The Parvenu vs. The Establishment
starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
One-shot: Colin Creevey avid photographer learns there is more to life than F-stops and apertures. Contains some HBP revelations

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: Valentine's Day (CLOSED)
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Strong Language
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 4807; Read Count: 415; Completed: Yes

Updated: 02/12/2006; Published: 02/12/2006
Reviewer: Kressel (Signed)
03/19/2006
Awesome! I totally did not see that coming! And oh, the subtle hints, the Malfoy slip, the interest in Quidditch, wow! JKR would be proud. 

Author's Response: I'm so glad.  I've always been a fan of the whodunit, and the puzzle about the little girl in the corridor in HPB made me want to come up with something equally head-scratching.



Chapter 1: Colin's First Love
FeatureThe hunt for the Horcruxes begins. Harry has to decide who to trust as he moves closer to fulfilling his destiny. Will he be able to find and destroy all the Horcruxes? And at what price? Will he be able to find the strength within himself – the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not – in order to succeed in vanquishing Voldemort? And…can he do it and still get the girl? Join Harry and his faithful friends on their quest to finally defeat a Dark Lord.

Categories: Harry Potter; Characters: None; Archive Challenge: None
Classification: General Fan Fiction
Crossover Classes: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fluff
Warnings: Character Death, Mild Violence
Chapters: 34 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 285079; Read Count: 61189; Completed: Yes

Updated: 11/11/2006; Published: 02/25/2006
Reviewer: Kressel (Signed)
02/26/2006
Great beginning! The Dudley as wizard concept is fascinating, and I loved the ending conversation with Ron & Harry, very much in character for both.

Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love the Ron and Harry frienship - they're such boys.



Chapter 1: Secrets Unravelled