Bluebird88
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Joined 07-02-07, id: 1315796, Profile Updated: 07-31-08
Author has written 8 stories for West Wing, Harry Potter, Sound of Music, and NCIS.

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race, and the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering: these are noble pursuits, and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love: these are what we stay alive for."

-Dead Poets Society

A couple of notes about my stories, for anyone who might care:

In the Shadow of Greatness: A look at the relationship between Ellie Bartlet and her father. The product of my attempt to explain to myself why the president, who is usually such a people person, has such a strained relationship with his daughter. Ellie is a fascinating character to me, so I really enjoyed having a look inside her head.

An Unexpected Gift: A "what-if" Harry Potter story, written in response to a challenge on the Potions and Snitches website. My take on what would have happened if (the imposter) Moody hadn't been there to prevent Harry's being caught by Snape the night he took the triwizard egg to Myrtle's bathroom. Just a one-shot.

Communication Difficulties: My attempt at a humor fic. I've always thought it would be awfully difficult for a Muggleborn to write home explaining the crazy goings-on at Hogwarts, and for someone like Hermione, who is used to going into excruciating detail in everything she writes, I would imagine there'd be a good deal of editing involved. I had originally considered covering all seven years, but certain events in DH made that rather impossible. So I'm calling it complete at the end of year one. I haven't ruled out the possibility of a sequel, but I have no immediate plans for one, either.

Learning to Cope: I've always felt that Ginny's experiences her first year would be quite a bit more psychologically scarring than was implied in canon. LtC is my look at the days immediately following her rescue, with some unexpected help from Snape, who is, I think, uniquely suited to understanding just how lasting an impression an encounter with Voldemort can leave. (And no, it's not a romantic relationship. He's her professor. And she's freakin' eleven!). This one is also a one-shot. I realize that the ending is somewhat abrupt - that was intentional. Honestly, I feel like a second chapter would weaken any impact the story has.

Well Done, Slytherin: Just to clarify: I am, in fact, a fan of Dumbledore. I did, however, want to strangle him with his beard during the scene at the end of PS/SS during which he gave the Gryffindors so many last-minute points. Say what you will about the Slytherins, but they are children, and you don't do something like that to children. At best, it was thoughtless. At worst, it was downright cruel. I happen to think Snape would agree, which brings us to this little story.

Her Father's Daughter: A Sound of Music story from the perspective of Louisa, my favorite character, and one who I feel doesn't get her fair share of attention during the movie. And, after all, "someone has to find out about her!" A re-telling of the movie through Louisa's eyes, as well as some missing moments.

Getting Over It: An NCIS mini-fic that takes place directly after the episode "Heartbreak" (Season 2). I feel like Kate needs more from Gibbs than an impatient "Get over it," and with his sense of duty and honor, he wouldn't ignore a member of his team who needed him. Besides, I like the idea of him sharing his own method of coping with Kate. Just to clarify, this is strictly a gen story, though I imagine it will give the KIBBS shippers plenty to smile about. ;-)

Smack!: Just a little glimpse into the relationship between Gibbs and Tony. My take on Tony's reaction to the ubiquitous head-slaps. Update: To any of my French-speaking readers: I'm thrilled to announce that Nuwie has been kind enough to translate "Smack!" into French. So if anyone's interested, be sure to check out "Clac!" under her profile page.

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Realizations by Wishweaver reviews
Harry returns to Privet Drive after 4th year and finds it...empty! What do you do when you can't go to your friends for help? Additional Story Notes FYI: a. AU Summer before Fifth Year Fic, b. Not particularly fast paced.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 264,047 - Reviews: 8321 - Favs: 9,431 - Follows: 6,996 - Updated: 11/16/2010 - Published: 3/6/2003 - Harry P.
Evolution by Twinheart reviews
SEQUEL TO EQUILIBRIUM-NOTE: ON TEMPORARY HIATUS. A mentoring relationship is developing between young wizard Harry Potter and his dour Potions Professor, Severus Snape. But away from Hogwarts, Harry’s life is not all it seems. Summer before Year Two.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 109,115 - Reviews: 2192 - Favs: 1,587 - Follows: 2,428 - Updated: 12/17/2009 - Published: 4/4/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
Okay, NOW Panic! by boz4PM reviews
This is the sequel to Don't Panic! We follow Penny as she journeys with Elrond and Arwen south to Minas Tirith, via Lothlorien and Edoras. She thought Bree and Imladris were bad? She ain't seen nothing yet.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 60 - Words: 465,490 - Reviews: 2358 - Favs: 1,185 - Follows: 433 - Updated: 9/13/2008 - Published: 4/10/2004 - Complete
The Lives We Touch by BravoKate reviews
She took her coffee with milk and sweetener.
NCIS - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,047 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/10/2008 - Published: 7/31/2008 - Kate T. - Complete
Disappointed by BravoKate reviews
If there is one thing Tony's afraid of, it's letting down his boss.
NCIS - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,403 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 16 - Published: 5/24/2008 - Tony D., Leroy Jethro Gibbs - Complete
Second Chance by FoxyElvenPirate reviews
AU set in Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts. What happens when Harry and Ron get tired of studying and look for a way around it? Chaos ensues of course. And who will ultimately bear the brunt of things? Why none other than our favorite Potions Master.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 42,770 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 185 - Updated: 5/22/2008 - Published: 5/21/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
Withholding Evidence by BravoKate reviews
When Abby's tests point to a suspect she believes to be innocent, she decides to hold off on telling the others about the results. She should really know better than to lie to Gibbs.
NCIS - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,646 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/10/2008 - Abby S., Leroy Jethro Gibbs - Complete
Shadows of the Future by stormqueen873 reviews
ObiWan lost the duel on Mustafar, but instead of dying, he finds himself on a ship leaving Tatooine, with his old Master and a familiar young boy. As events begin to unfold, can he stop the future he knows from occuring? TPM AU, ObiAniQui bonding, DONE!
Star Wars - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 129,321 - Reviews: 2034 - Favs: 3,563 - Follows: 831 - Updated: 6/6/2007 - Published: 7/19/2006 - Obi-Wan K., Qui-Gon J. - Complete
Equilibrium by Twinheart reviews
AU Snape.mentors.Harry fic. When Harry Potter comes to Hogwarts, Snape is forced to reexamine his initial impressions. Warnings: implications of : child neglect, abuse, manipulative Dumbledore, sedition. Not Canon.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 24 - Words: 74,846 - Reviews: 1256 - Favs: 2,395 - Follows: 653 - Updated: 3/29/2007 - Published: 10/20/2006 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
An Issue Over Trust by Corbin Slate reviews
Harry needs help, and the one sent to the rescue is Snape. But what are Snape's true intentions? Help or Humiliation? : Finally Completed! 2 11 2007
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 57,148 - Reviews: 662 - Favs: 648 - Follows: 238 - Updated: 2/11/2007 - Published: 4/21/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Absolutely Not by PD Boggart reviews
Dumbledore decides everyone should have a go at 'string walkie talkies.' Snape and Harry, but mostly Snape, are none too pleased at the prospect of being guinea pigs.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,434 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/9/2006 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Harry Potter's Guide to the Dark Arts by opalish reviews
Harry Potter has once again showcased his pathological need for attention by writing and publishing a completely uninformative pamphlet on the Dark Arts. Utterly useless rubbish. – The Daily Prophet
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,655 - Reviews: 380 - Favs: 1,207 - Follows: 140 - Published: 11/30/2005 - Harry P. - Complete
A Mary Sue Alphabet by Irony-chan reviews
A's for Amanda Our hero's twin sister Got lost as a baby and Gosh, how he missed her...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,497 - Reviews: 2548 - Favs: 5,853 - Follows: 341 - Published: 1/12/2005 - Complete
Snape's Vocation by Gillian Middleton reviews
Sequel to 'Mine'. Snape and Harry settle down and learn more about each other. These chapters can be read as individual stories, but I have further chapters written and planned.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 119,982 - Reviews: 726 - Favs: 902 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 1/11/2005 - Published: 7/17/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Mine by Gillian Middleton reviews
Against his better judgement Severus Snape let a part of himself be used in a spell six years earlier. Now the consequences of his actions cannot be avoided any longer and Snape finds himself the father of a five year old boy-Harry Potter! Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 26,191 - Reviews: 415 - Favs: 1,704 - Follows: 218 - Published: 7/14/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Apparently by JiM1 reviews
Who in the world could ever consider Severus Snape a father figure?
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,481 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 24 - Published: 6/6/2004 - Severus S., Harry P.
Stuck on Parseltongue by Molly Morrison reviews
Harry is acting strangely, and Snape may just live to regret prying the secret out of him. ONE-SHOT, NO SLASH.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,560 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 331 - Follows: 61 - Published: 6/2/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Defending the DA by Ramos reviews
Harry must answer to the Hogwarts Board of Governors when unusual O.W.L. results bring allegations of cheating.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,109 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 590 - Follows: 77 - Published: 4/9/2004 - Harry P. - Complete
Don't Panic! by boz4PM reviews
Penny is panicking. Where is she? How did she get here? How is she going to get home and whose backside will she kick first when she does? A woman lost in Middle Earth wearing only her pyjamas. This can't be good... (STRONG language; NOT a M-Sue)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 136,860 - Reviews: 1205 - Favs: 1,563 - Follows: 186 - Updated: 3/27/2004 - Published: 1/17/2004
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Her Father's Daughter reviews
Of all the von Trapp children, it is Louisa who is most like her father. Proud, stubborn, slow to trust. How does Louisa feel about the events of The Sound of Music?
Sound of Music - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 32,335 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/20/2008 - Published: 1/4/2008
Smack! reviews
How is it that Gibbs can say so much with so little?
NCIS - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,413 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/30/2008 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tony D. - Complete
Getting Over It reviews
Tag to episode "Heartbreak." When Kate is forced to shoot Ensign Hayes, she doesn't know how to handle it. But Gibbs is not about to let a member of his team down.
NCIS - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,331 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/27/2008 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Kate T. - Complete
Well Done, Slytherin reviews
For the first time in seven years, Gryffindor has won the house cup. Even Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw are celebrating, delighted at the thought of Slytherin finally being taken down a peg. What could be more perfect?
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,345 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/1/2007 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
Communication Difficulties reviews
Hermione Granger has always told her parents everything – sometimes more than they might care to hear. As she enters the magical world, however, she finds herself struggling more and more to find things that are safe to write about.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,807 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/29/2007 - Published: 7/10/2007 - Hermione G. - Complete
Learning to Cope reviews
Summary: After Ginny is rescued from the Chamber of Secrets, no one realizes how much her experiences are still affecting her. No one, that is, except the one person at Hogwarts who knows what it means to be tormented by memories of the past.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,160 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/16/2007 - Ginny W., Severus S. - Complete
An Unexpected Gift reviews
What if Dobby hadn’t been the one to tell Harry about gillyweed? What if he’d received a hint from the most unlikely of sources?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,704 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 14 - Published: 7/5/2007 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
In the Shadow of Greatness reviews
There’s one in every family. An outsider. A misfit. An anomaly. Just ask Ellie Bartlet.
West Wing - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,332 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/4/2007 - Complete