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Joined 08-06-07, id: 1344922, Profile Updated: 05-21-12
Author has written 1 story for Harry Potter.

The name "Circaea" is the genus name for a species of bur which I have spent a lot of time pulling out of my socks. It is also known as "enchanter's nightshade", because according to legend, the witch Circe used it to turn men into pigs. Now, my one piece of fanfic is for Harry Potter, and in that series Circe is on the Chocolate Frog cards. I could totally claim this was a clever thing on my part and had nothing whatsoever to do with my socks, but that's a lie. It's all about socks.

I use this username on other sites, but please read the story here if you discovered it here. The reason for this is twofold -- I am paying close attention to site statistics, and also I am fixing typos and the like as I go.

If you know me in person, that's a dead give-away to my identity, but if you know enough to figure that out, I also trust you not to do anything stupid that could let, say, a potential employer figure it out. Okay? You may go ahead and read the story, but please never say anything to me about it ever unless you are 100% sure you know what you are doing. Alternatively, make sure I never figure out your pseudonym is you; I'm not fussy. That seems like a fair deal that will keep me from being self-conscious and censoring myself. One last request: if you know me and are stalking me, and hate the beginning, remember this is a writing exercise -- try skipping to chapter 42, which is this bizarre, sexually-explicit, novella-length digression and contains some of the best writing in the story. Be warned that if you are stalking and have never read any Harry Potter fanfiction before, you will miss a lot, including jokes at the expense of other authors. Re-do-style time-travel stories are a highly-fixed, staple fanfiction genre, and are often done badly, so I thought I'd take a stab at it in the hopes I could do something unique.

As to my story, it has been pointed out that my description sucks, and I would get more readers if it were, well, more descriptive. I agree. Suggestions welcome!

Also, remember it's partly a writing exercise, which is why I picked such a highly fixed genre as re-do style time travel.

There is creepy stuff in there, sorta, although some of it is hosted off-site to avoid violating terms of service. I wanted to prove I could write it, I wanted to collect as many warning flags as possible, and there are some characters I needed to be a little morally grey. Deal with it.

The story is not on hiatus or dead or anything fancy like that -- I'm just moving slowly. Expect infrequent updates. Encouraging reviews are always appreciated, but I'm not the kind of crazy person who holds stories hostage to reviews. :P Recommending this fic to friends is also highly appreciated! Getting people to read it is kind of the whole point of posting it here.

Story status, as of 5/21/12: 20.7k words written split across chapters 53-56. Probably will try to build up material and post several things at once. If you actually want to beta, by all means let me know.

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Harry Potter and the Natural 20 by Sir Poley reviews
Milo, a genre-savvy D&D Wizard and Adventurer Extraordinaire is forced to attend Hogwarts, and soon finds himself plunged into a new adventure of magic, mad old Wizards, metagaming, misunderstandings, and munchkinry. Updates Mondays.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 54 - Words: 240,172 - Reviews: 3587 - Favs: 2,534 - Follows: 2,950 - Updated: 4/12 - Published: 5/7/2012
Depart Azkaban by ThinkingSpeck reviews
A strict single-point-of-departure fanfic of Lesswrong's epic fanfic "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality", diverging partway through chapter 81. If you haven't read chapter 81 of Methods, this story will spoil Methods for you in a big way. You have been warned.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,446 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 1/25 - Published: 8/11/2013 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong reviews
Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... Ch. 101, Precautionary Measures: Pt. 2.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 101 - Words: 561,157 - Reviews: 23757 - Favs: 13,412 - Follows: 12,321 - Updated: 12/11/2013 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Back Again, Harry? by Jedi Buttercup reviews
Harry makes a different choice in King's Cross and is given the double edged gift of a second chance. Time Travel AU, DH canon. WIP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 70,606 - Reviews: 3009 - Favs: 5,289 - Follows: 7,283 - Updated: 10/9/2012 - Published: 7/31/2007 - Harry P.
Thoughts of Pudding 2012 by Brian64 reviews
*2012 REVISION* Chaos theory: a nargle flaps its wings in China, and Luna responds differently to Harry during their conversation before the leaving feast in OoTP. Harry/Luna/Hermione. No nargles were harmed during the writing of this fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 141,257 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 976 - Follows: 1,408 - Updated: 3/25/2012 - Published: 2/5/2012 - Harry P., Luna L.
The Fourth Champion by James Spookie reviews
Harry, believed to have died that fateful night along with his parents, is called out of oblivion to compete in the Tri-Wizard Tournament. Meanwhile, Sirius, Remus and Dumbledore have to solve the riddle of who could have possibly known Harry was alive.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 21 - Words: 156,503 - Reviews: 1156 - Favs: 1,962 - Follows: 1,151 - Updated: 9/14/2011 - Published: 7/26/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
Conlaodh's Song by enembee reviews
Book 2. As the Second War begins, Voldemort becomes obsessed with harnessing the realm of Old Magic to his own ends. Meanwhile, Harry has to contend with the Ministry, ancient foes and the machinations of a world he barely understands.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 57,777 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 440 - Follows: 268 - Updated: 4/28/2011 - Published: 5/14/2010 - Harry P., Luna L. - Complete
The Skitterleap by enembee reviews
Fifty years ago, Grindelwald won the duel that shaped the world. In a land overwhelmed by darkness, a hero emerges: a young wizard with the power, influence and opportunity to restore the light. Harry Potter, caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse, must decide what he truly believes. Does this world deserve redemption? Or, more importantly, does he?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 7 - Words: 65,165 - Reviews: 302 - Favs: 738 - Follows: 457 - Updated: 10/11/2010 - Published: 6/19/2009 - Harry P., Fleur D.
By the Divining Light by enembee reviews
Book 1. Follow Harry and Dumbledore as they descend into the depths of Old Magic seeking power and redemption in equal measure. En route they encounter ancient enchantments, a heliopath and an evil that could burn the world.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 24,970 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 456 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 1/23/2010 - Published: 7/8/2009 - Harry P., Albus D. - Complete
Better Be Slytherin! by jharad17 reviews
YEAR ONE COMPLETED! As a first year, Harry is sorted into Slytherin instead of Gryffindor, and no one is more surprised than his new Head of House. Snape mentors Harry fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 51 - Words: 175,130 - Reviews: 7578 - Favs: 6,223 - Follows: 3,720 - Updated: 3/17/2009 - Published: 8/20/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Let's Try That Again, Shall We? reviews
Sybill Trelawney's prophetic nightmares motivate her friend to try to stop them. Starts in 1989. A complicated, redo-style time-travel story with a lousy summary. Not Harry-centric; often focuses on original and peripheral canon characters.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 56 - Words: 211,841 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 7/6/2013 - Published: 6/8/2011