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Joined 03-07-07, id: 1232005, Profile Updated: 11-16-17
Author has written 2 stories for Harry Potter.

It's been a long time since I've updated my profile, and as I've seen other people do on their profiles, I'm going to get a few fanfiction peeves off of my chest. I've been reading Harry Potter fics for a long time now, and have written two lengthy stories, so here are a few observations. Well, OK, they are rants more than observations.

1. Enough with the bashing! Ron bashing, Ginny bashing, Molly bashing, Dumbledore bashing. Enough already! It's boring. It's been done a million times, and it's lazy literature. Sure, these characters can have faults, but they are much more interesting as flawed individuals rather than evil or incredibly stupid idiots.

2. "I suck at writing summaries." I cringe when I see that. If you can't write a decent summary, why should I read your story? Also, if you misspell five words in your summary or don't capitalize any words, don't expect me to click onwards.

3. Rewriting canon "with a twist." Why do so many stories just follow canon with a few changes here and there? No matter how much you change it, it isn't very interesting because we've already read it and know what is going to happen. One way or the other, Harry is going to rescue the philosopher's stone, or kill the basilisk, or survive the tri-wizard tournament. If you are going to write a story, then make it your own.

4. Abandoned stories and yearly updates. It really isn't that complicated. If you are going to post a story on this site, you obviously want people to read it. To then abandon a story (without removing it with an explanation) or update it once every two years is an insult to the readers who have done you the favor of reading your work. Updates preferably should be made on a weekly basis, but at the very least once per month. If you can't meet at least a once per month schedule, then don't start in the first place. The best advice I can give is not to post your first chapter until you have already written at least five.

5. Why, why, WHY do people insist on Sirius calling Harry, "Pup." Or even worse, "Cub." Please! It's not funny, it's not cute, and it is not something Sirius would say to Harry, who is not an animagus and whose patronus is not even canine in nature. This is one of the worst creations of fanfiction which has for some inexplicable reason been copied by countless authors. If you must use a nickname, "Prongs Jr." or "Prongslet" at least have some logic to them (though I don't like them much either). In the same vein, I hate the nickname "Mione" for Hermione. It really sounds silly (though it is better than "Hermy," I must admit). Also, who decided that Daphne Greengrass is the "ice queen" of Hogwarts? That was fine the first or second time, but now people seem to think that this is her canon character. In reality, we know almost nothing about Daphne in canon (she is only even mentioned a few times), so she is a character that authors can and should mold into their own. Don't just follow the leader.

6. "The rating is T for now but I may change it later." No, no, no! The rating is for the story as a whole, so even if you are only going to have one chapter where Harry is romping in the hay with a partner, or where there is serious violence, then the entire story should be rated M right from the beginning. Some readers do not want to read M rated stories or do not permit their children to read them, so if you know that there will be M rated material at some point, then rate it M right from the start.

That said, I still enjoy a lot of stories out there, so by all means, if you have the urge, give it a try. I enjoyed writing my two stories, but I believe that my fanfiction writing days are over.

Regarding my two stories, I published A Serpent's Sacrifice on a different site in 2006, but I never got around to posting it here. Early in 2007, I discovered that my story had been plagiarized by someone on fanfiction.net. Fortunately, that issue was resolved easily enough, and I thought that it would be best for me to post my story here, which I have done. I posted it fairly quickly, so I probably did not get as many review as I could have by spreading it out, but so be it.

A Serpent's Sacrifice is a "canon" seventh-year story combining mystery, drama, angst, action/adventure, a little humor and romance. It has been very well-received, and I think you will enjoy it. In 2007, I posted a second and entirely different seventh-year story, The Bottom of the Lake, which is what I like to call "semi-canon." I promised to finish it before Deathly Hallows came out, and in rush of writing, I completed it just one day ahead of time. It deals largely with the effects on Harry of having to destoy the horcruxes. I hope you enjoy both of my stories, and please feel free to leave a review. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. G.

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The Seven-Pointed Circle by flee the light reviews
Non-canon post-Hogwarts trilogy with Hermione as the protagonist. Hermione has never got over how Harry went into the forest to face his death without her. Several years on from that night, a shadowy figure with a mysterious power draws the two of them into a twisted and subversive game she intends to play with the wizarding world. [Harry/Hermione] (eventually)
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 79 - Words: 388,621 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 5/22/2020 - Published: 2/10/2020 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
The Venom Peddler by LightningFuryStrike13 reviews
Curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought it back. Harry's curiosity leads him to exploring the Chamber a bit more thoroughly before he leaves for the Summer. What he finds there gives him a new responsibility beyond just himself and a lifelong satisfaction in the choices he makes from there on.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 56 - Words: 121,228 - Reviews: 1881 - Favs: 3,822 - Follows: 2,983 - Updated: 8/23/2019 - Published: 7/6/2019 - Harry P., Hermione G., Luna L., Basilisk - Complete
The many Deaths of Harry Potter by ShayneT reviews
In a world with a pragmatic, intelligent Voldemort, Harry discovers that he has the power to live, die and repeat until he gets it right.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 78 - Words: 242,571 - Reviews: 3983 - Favs: 6,974 - Follows: 4,452 - Updated: 6/14/2017 - Published: 3/1/2017 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Patron by Starfox5 reviews
In an Alternate Universe where muggleborns are a tiny minority and stuck as third-class citizens, formally aligning herself with her best friend, the famous boy-who-lived, seemed a good idea. It did a lot to help Hermione's status in the exotic society of a fantastic world so very different from her own. And it allowed both of them to fight for a better life and better Britain.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 61 - Words: 542,678 - Reviews: 1284 - Favs: 2,019 - Follows: 1,726 - Updated: 4/23/2016 - Published: 2/28/2015 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] Albus D., Aberforth D. - Complete
Harry's Loophole by ThinkingSpeck reviews
[COMPLETE] Harry has been entered in the Triwizard Tournament, but during the shouting match with Ron he realises that he doesn't actually have to risk his life and look like a fool in front of everyone - he really only needs to show up for each task and make a token effort. Single-point-of-departure fic, departing early in book 4. Some text borrowed from J.K. Rowling.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 60,394 - Reviews: 1007 - Favs: 3,915 - Follows: 3,003 - Updated: 10/1/2015 - Published: 4/17/2014 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G., Albus D. - Complete
Returning to the Start by timunderwood9 reviews
Harry killed them once. Now that he is eleven he'll kill them again. Hermione knows her wonderful best friend has a huge secret, but that just means he needs her more. A H/Hr time travel romance where they don't become a couple until Hermione is twenty one, and Harry kills death eaters without the help of children.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 40,170 - Reviews: 609 - Favs: 2,838 - Follows: 1,328 - Updated: 10/31/2014 - Published: 9/12/2014 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete
The Keeper by B.B.Ruth reviews
Post DH, Post Epilogue. Four years after Hermione resigns from her job at the Ministry and moves away, she is forced by necessity to ask Harry to take care of Hugo. Harry doesn't know that Hugo is his son.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 74 - Words: 441,895 - Reviews: 488 - Favs: 535 - Follows: 373 - Updated: 8/3/2014 - Published: 6/7/2008 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
What We're Fighting For by James Spookie reviews
The savior of magical Britain is believed dead until he shows up to fight Death Eaters. Hermione Granger is a very lonely young woman without a single friend until she boards the Hogwarts Express for her sixth year, and her life take a major turn. SERIOUS WARNING. Rated M for a reason. DO NOT READ if easily offended.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 244,762 - Reviews: 2885 - Favs: 8,853 - Follows: 5,178 - Updated: 7/13/2014 - Published: 10/14/2013 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] Neville L., Lavender B. - Complete
Ruthless by AngelaStarCat reviews
COMPLETE. James Potter casts his own spell to protect his only son; but he was never as good with Charms as Lily was. (A more ruthless Harry Potter grows up to confront Voldemort). Dark!Harry. Slytherin!Harry HP/HG and then HP/HG/TN.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Horror - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,083 - Reviews: 775 - Favs: 3,711 - Follows: 1,180 - Published: 6/29/2014 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] Theodore N. - Complete
Soul Thief by Walter Sobchak reviews
5 Years after defeating Voldemort, a simple error of judgment leads to catastrophe for Harry Potter. Hermione has to battle to reclaim her dearest friend and Harry must uncover the conspiracy that threatens them all in order to save a once bitter enemy.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 140,713 - Reviews: 385 - Favs: 861 - Follows: 346 - Updated: 12/10/2010 - Published: 11/15/2010 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete
Parallels by Bobmin356 reviews
Harry has won the war and lost everything he held near and dear. In desperation he gambles everything on a dimensional jump. HPHG Bad Weasleys good Dumbledore. Rated for language and implied sex
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53,439 - Reviews: 534 - Favs: 5,560 - Follows: 1,546 - Published: 9/11/2006 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
With Malice Aforethought by SPSmith reviews
In the five years of his life amongst wizards, Harry had seen malice first hand. The desire to cause another harm, without excuse or justification. Voldemort exemplified malice, his followers practiced it religiously. Now in his sixteenth year, Harry Pott
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 119,500 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 8/25/2005 - Published: 8/9/2005 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
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The Bottom of the Lake reviews
In between the Ministry & Voldemort, Harry searches for horcruxes on the run. Scrimgeour has ideas on how to combat Voldemort, who realizes that he must guard the remaining horcruxes. Harry and Voldemort are destined to meet at the bottom of the lake.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 35 - Words: 156,837 - Reviews: 275 - Favs: 288 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 7/20/2007 - Published: 6/23/2007 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
A Serpent's Sacrifice reviews
The magical world unravels after sixth year. The Order of the Phoenix is an empty shell, so Harry must act independently. Voldemort's lying low, but for how long? Follow Harry as he finds and destroys the other horcruxes and deals with unwanted celebrity.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 45 - Words: 229,737 - Reviews: 633 - Favs: 770 - Follows: 336 - Updated: 6/19/2007 - Published: 3/11/2007 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete