Author has written 11 stories for Harry Potter, and A song of Ice and Fire.
I’m a married to wonderful wife and we have two exceptional children.
I’m a bit of a Harry Potter fan, though more of the world JKR created than some of her characters. I despise Dumbledore, Snape and Ron (whom I view as Snape, Jr.- sure he has physical courage but he’s bullying someone in every book), for example, and Molly gets on my nerves.
I’m trying to practice my fiction writing using the wonderful world created by JK Rowling. It makes it easier to practice if we newbies don’t have to spend too much thought on settings, etc.
I admit that all of that makes me a bit of nerd, though I’m pretty decent at hiding it. Except I like wearing Harry Potter ties, so maybe I’m not as stealthy as I like to think.
So with that I want to be clear that:
"This is a work of fan fiction using characters from the Harry Potter world, which is trademarked by J. K. Rowling. I do not claim any ownership over any characters or the world of Harry Potter. The story I tell here is not part of J.K. Rowling's story canon (which is far better than anything I could write). I’m only borrowing some of her characters to practice fiction writing. The fanfiction stories I write are for entertainment only, I will make no money off of them, and is not part of the official story line."
The portrait used as part of Riddle’s Son is of a Russian Revolution military officer (i.e. communist) and author Dmitry Furmanov by Sergey Malyutin. It’s close to how I picture the main character of Riddle’s Son to look, if he were an older Durmstrang student. The real life Furmanov died in 1926 and lived a fairly colorful, though short, life.
The portrait used as part of Becoming Draco Malfoy is of Rupert Brooke, painted by Clara Ewald, oil on canvas, in 1911, NPG 4911. He looks a bit like how i imagine an older Draco would plus the hat looks cool. He was an extremely popular poet in England at the time, enlisted to fight in WWI, and died as part of an expeditionary force at age 27.
I think there are some amazing authors and stories on this site. A lot (not all) are listed if you follow the tabs. But here are, in my opinion, some of the very best which has inspired Riddle’s Son and Becoming Draco Malfoy (at least in part):
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