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Hi, I'm twenty years old and live in Britain (and thus get annoyed at Americanisms when the characters are supposed to be English). I've just started my third year at uni where I'm studying Dentistry of all things. That means that my work load's increased and I'm now in uni every day and am sort of expected to know what I'm doing. Anyway, the work is already piling on despite being back for just three weeks, not to mention all the projects that are dotted throughout the year, so writing fanfiction is on the back burner. Added to that, my holidays have been cut down and I have exams after each holiday this year, which is actually pretty depressing. But I haven't abandoned Rustlings and am not about to. It's just going to take some time before I can update, which is really bad since half the chapter is already written and has been for months. So I apologise for that, but Dentistry pays whereas writing fanfiction doesn't...

I mainly read Harry Potter fanfiction since I love the idea behind the world and the endless possibilities it throws up for manipulation. My personal opinion is that Books 5 to 7 were mediocre at best, with the Half-Blood Prince taking the prize of most god-awful. OofP consisted mainly of filler, HBP lacked a plot and DH threw up more questions than it answered. Personally, I wanted Harry to die at the end in a preferably anti-climatic manner. I could just picture Harry defeating Voldemort only to walk into a Herbology greenhouse and be eaten by an enormous venus flytrap, but that's probably just me.

I actually dread to think how many hours I have wiled away reading fanfiction, some outstandingly brilliant and others scraping the barrel of abysmal. My greatest peeve is the butchering of the English language with particular emphasis on the misuse of the apostrophe. For all those who don't know how to use the apostrophe, here's a quick guide:

The possessive apostrophe is a quicker way of saying 'of'. For example:

The girl's bag = the bag of the girl (singular)

The students' school = the school of the students (plural and thus the apostrophe comes after the 's')

The main exceptions to this rule is 'it's' which is short for 'it is' and 'who's' which is short for 'who is'. Possessive versions of these words are 'its' and 'whose'.

Anyway, rant over, though I also have to mention how diabolically some people butcher the Latin language. Latin is probably one of the most structured languages in the world and I cringe whenever I see a bunch of Latin words that make no sense grammatically and, worse, when English words can still be found scattered within the nonsensical Latin since the translator couldn't translate it. If you don't know Latin, don't use it.

About Rustlings: it's my first story so please feel free to be critical and if you see any spelling or grammatical errors please point them out. The story is basically an AU that branches off from canon when the Triwizard Tournament is rearranged following some political manoeuvrings. It's a Harry/Padma pairing but it's not instant love or anything like that. I'm actually trying to be realistic with the relationship. What else is there to say...? Oh, it's a bit of a mystery fic set out much like the first three canon books. As I mentioned before, updates are going to be slow and as to review responses, well, you'll likely get a long rambling response just before I'm ready to post a chapter.

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Harry Potter and the Unlocked Knowledge by kmfrank reviews
When Harry returns home to Privet Drive after the fiasco at the Department of Mysteries, he finds that Voldemort's possession released the Horcrux inside of him. In addition to the companionship of "Tom", Harry has his knowledge, and must learn to use it
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 168,125 - Reviews: 1097 - Favs: 2,610 - Follows: 2,990 - Updated: 2/20/2013 - Published: 1/10/2008
Catharsis by nuhuh reviews
Post DH. Harry could never have known Albus-Severus was the herald of the new dark age. He watched as his youngest child came to be known as the Dark Son. Now Harry goes back in time to save his family and his son from the dark path.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 99,120 - Reviews: 367 - Favs: 626 - Follows: 563 - Updated: 12/31/2010 - Published: 6/24/2008
Lord of Caer Azkaban by Rorschach's Blot reviews
A letter causes Harry to learn some surprising things about his lineage, a different twist on the usual Harry in Azkaban story line.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 34 - Words: 119,393 - Reviews: 4783 - Favs: 7,191 - Follows: 3,907 - Updated: 12/14/2010 - Published: 10/24/2004 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Turn Me Loose: A Harry Potter Adventure by jbern reviews
The sequel to Bungle in the Jungle. Told in 2nd person. Harry Potter has returned to England. In the jungles of South America, he became his own man, a hero of his own choice and not unfortunate circumstance. Is it enough to save him?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 134,063 - Reviews: 1706 - Favs: 2,843 - Follows: 1,840 - Updated: 11/13/2010 - Published: 8/31/2007 - Harry P., Luna L. - Complete
Balancing Destinies by DobbyElfLord reviews
Sequel to Altered Destinies: Harry returns to his original time to find the wizarding world changed due to his actions in the past. Not only does his family and friends await, but so does a new prophecy. Reading AD first is required to understand!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 19 - Words: 147,171 - Reviews: 1894 - Favs: 2,433 - Follows: 2,687 - Updated: 11/8/2010 - Published: 3/23/2008 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr.
Wit of the Raven by japanese-jew reviews
Highly AU. Mr. Harry Potter is age eleven, and the possibilities for his future are endless. The magic system of Harry Potter has essentially been turned on its head.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 101,733 - Reviews: 869 - Favs: 1,245 - Follows: 1,418 - Updated: 5/22/2010 - Published: 1/6/2006 - Harry P.
The Slightest Bit of Happiness by amthyst-fire reviews
After saving the Chancellor from the Evil Count Dooku, Obi Wan sends Anakin off with the politicians, and goes home, when he senses a bright flare of happiness from his former Padawan. He has no idea what he's getting into when he asks Anakin about it.
Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 74,352 - Reviews: 271 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 11/21/2009 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan K.
Earl of the North by Lord Silvere reviews
Harry is framed for the mass murder of Muggles after he deals Voldemort a stunning blow. He is sent to Azkaban where he and his cell mate, Bellatrix Black, begin to discover Harry's heritage and his potential power as they plot to escape.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 187,938 - Reviews: 4175 - Favs: 5,688 - Follows: 2,950 - Updated: 11/14/2009 - Published: 1/6/2005 - Harry P., Bellatrix L. - Complete
The Lie I've Lived by jbern reviews
Not all of James died that night. Not all of Harry lived. The Triwizard Tournament as it should have been and a hero discovering who he really wants to be.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 234,571 - Reviews: 4016 - Favs: 6,915 - Follows: 3,217 - Updated: 5/28/2009 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Harry P., Fleur D. - Complete
Sister, Mine by SeriousScribble reviews
Hope. Peace. He was supposed to be so much. But destiny took a path no one ever foresaw, and now he will have to decide – and really, who could blame him if he forsook them all, for a look from her green eyes, for the soft touch and the sweet voice… H/OC
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,273 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 194 - Published: 4/12/2009 - Harry P., Katie B.
In The Company of Secrets by Dream Red reviews
A set of recurring dreams provoke Harry to delve into the history of some of the most powerful wizarding families in order to begin his fight in the war. ABANDONED: note at top of chapter 61.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Fantasy - Chapters: 89 - Words: 420,992 - Reviews: 1496 - Favs: 1,054 - Follows: 1,027 - Updated: 1/20/2009 - Published: 1/13/2006 - Harry P., Salazar S.
Ruin by Master Slytherin reviews
COMPLETE. Tricked into falling through the veil, Harry finds himself in an alternate dimension where the first war continues to rage and people he thought he had lost are alive and well. You've read it all before, right? Wrong.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,062 - Reviews: 213 - Favs: 442 - Follows: 325 - Updated: 8/11/2008 - Published: 7/13/2008 - Harry P. - Complete
The Dragonmasters by Naia reviews
AU. Harry Potter disappeared! While the Wizarding world sink into war, Harry is thrown in a whole new world and left to fend for himself. He will have to prove himself worthy of bonding to the long thought dead Magical Dragons and becoming a Dragonmaster.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 37 - Words: 378,054 - Reviews: 5236 - Favs: 4,712 - Follows: 2,657 - Updated: 8/7/2008 - Published: 9/22/2002 - Harry P.
Anarkia by Naia reviews
Abandonned by his guardians, Harry Potter vanished from existence. Years later, a young man graduates from one of the most elitist and secrete Magical schools and makes his way through Magical societies. Fate or Fatality? Ancient Greeks called it Anarkia.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 87,074 - Reviews: 1674 - Favs: 3,603 - Follows: 3,649 - Updated: 8/7/2008 - Published: 5/19/2005 - Harry P.
Dagger and Rose by Perspicacity reviews
Dumbledore doesn’t ignore the 2nd prophecy! He apprentices Harry and teaches him a rare form of magic, but draws the ire of a secret society who seek to guard this knowledge and do Harry in. Assassination attempts on multiple fronts. H/F, Yr. 4 GoF AU.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 85,199 - Reviews: 1236 - Favs: 1,877 - Follows: 918 - Updated: 5/7/2008 - Published: 3/24/2008 - Harry P., Fleur D. - Complete
Sighs of the Neglected Flower by nuhuh reviews
What if Voldemort complied with Snape's wish on Halloween 1981? What if the Harry we know used the Resurrection Stone at the same time as a heart broken Lily? Two different eras, two different realities...Post DH
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,102 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 367 - Follows: 547 - Updated: 4/28/2008 - Published: 8/4/2007 - Harry P., Lily Evans P.
A Black Comedy by nonjon reviews
COMPLETE. Two years after defeating Voldemort, Harry falls into an alternate dimension with his godfather. Together, they embark on a new life filled with drunken debauchery, thievery, and generally antagonizing all their old family, friends, and enemies.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 31 - Words: 246,320 - Reviews: 5083 - Favs: 8,090 - Follows: 2,394 - Updated: 4/7/2008 - Published: 2/18/2007 - Complete
Unknown Soldier by DarklingDragon reviews
They thought they could control him. They thought they controlled his every thought and desire. They thought they had the perfect weapon. Oh, how wrong they were...
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Horror/Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 29,811 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 246 - Follows: 417 - Updated: 3/24/2008 - Published: 12/29/2007 - Harry P., Lily Evans P.
A Stranger in the Promised Land by serpant-sorcerer reviews
PART II: Harry Potter thought that he had found a way home but something went wrong. Now he finds himself trapped in another dimension, in which someone else was cursed with the famous scar, and Tom Riddle never became the Dark Lord.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 109,659 - Reviews: 526 - Favs: 1,192 - Follows: 1,350 - Updated: 1/16/2008 - Published: 6/14/2007 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr.
To Fight The Coming Darkness by jbern reviews
Set post OOTP AU NonHBP. Harry Potter and Susan Bones. Gritty realism, independent Harry and a believable Voldemort all in a desperate battle to control the fate of the wizarding world. Rating increased to Mature.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 340,961 - Reviews: 2612 - Favs: 2,650 - Follows: 1,235 - Updated: 11/12/2007 - Published: 12/3/2005 - Harry P., Susan B. - Complete
Altered Destinies by DobbyElfLord reviews
DONE! Harry has defeated Voldemort, but it was a costly victory. Aberforth Dumbledore presents a plan to go back and kill the infant Riddle, but Harry will have to stay there 10 years. Can Harry alter the wizarding world's destiny? WWII and Grindelwald
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Suspense - Chapters: 39 - Words: 289,078 - Reviews: 3364 - Favs: 4,939 - Follows: 1,732 - Updated: 9/1/2007 - Published: 9/15/2006 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
Reign of Power by Fayr Warning reviews
PostOotP. The lines between Dark and Light have faded into Grey and Harry must learn to fight for himself...7th year and the war is breaking...Lords, Heirs, Vampires,werewolves, magic and more.No pairings.AU after HBP. COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 29 - Words: 171,382 - Reviews: 3181 - Favs: 3,945 - Follows: 1,608 - Updated: 7/29/2007 - Published: 3/1/2005 - Harry P. - Complete
Bungle in the Jungle: A Harry Potter Adventure by jbern reviews
If you read just one fiction tonight make it this one. Go inside the mind of Harry Potter as he deals with betrayals, secrets and wild adventures. Not your usual fanfic.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 189,882 - Reviews: 2008 - Favs: 3,329 - Follows: 883 - Updated: 5/8/2007 - Published: 4/12/2006 - Harry P., Luna L. - Complete
Child of Mercy by Fayr Warning reviews
AU: Life had Harry been able to control accidental magic. Warning: Dursleys will be terrorized.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 66,519 - Reviews: 1586 - Favs: 2,346 - Follows: 2,838 - Updated: 4/30/2007 - Published: 9/27/2005 - Harry P.
A Stranger in an Unholy Land by serpant-sorcerer reviews
PART I: Days before his 6th year, Harry Potter is sucked into another universe by forces not of this world. Dazed and confused, Harry finds himself in a world where his parents are alive, where Voldemort has never fallen and he is Voldemort's key enforcer
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 17 - Words: 470,388 - Reviews: 1576 - Favs: 3,137 - Follows: 990 - Updated: 4/25/2007 - Published: 7/14/2004 - Harry P., Voldemort - Complete
Dimension Hopping for Beginners by nonjon reviews
COMPLETE. In the heat of the battle, he swore a blood oath to defeat Voldemort in every form. But when you factor in his understanding and abilities to travel to alternate dimensions, it presented the sort of problem only a Harry Potter could have.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Parody/Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 56,035 - Reviews: 992 - Favs: 1,994 - Follows: 581 - Updated: 3/13/2006 - Published: 3/4/2006 - Harry P. - Complete
Of Blood and Power by Dalyon reviews
AU Something happened to Harry the night Sirius died. Something that will help him achieve his goals, as he breaks free from Dumbledore and learns to wield the power that's his by right. Post OotP.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 43,006 - Reviews: 1292 - Favs: 2,113 - Follows: 2,138 - Updated: 7/31/2005 - Published: 3/28/2005 - Harry P.
Crossroads by Emmyjean reviews
In her seventh and final year at Hogwarts, Lily Evans finds herself facing a tragedy that leaves her life in pieces. She ultimately finds great strength both within herself and those she never would have expected. FINAL CHAPTER UP July 8 05!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 138,872 - Reviews: 1226 - Favs: 1,544 - Follows: 198 - Updated: 7/13/2005 - Published: 8/7/2002 - James P., Lily Evans P.
Prelude to Destiny by brainchild reviews
Nominated for Best Romance Hourglass Award: Lily's goals were to get over her annoying crush on James Potter and avoid becoming Head Girl, but in 6th year after her exboyfriend shows up, everything started spiralling out of control.[COMPLETE]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 186,341 - Reviews: 460 - Favs: 874 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 7/1/2005 - Published: 5/18/2005 - Lily Evans P., James P. - Complete
Rustlings in the Dark reviews
Alternate fourth year: a forgotten foe plagues Hogwarts and Harry is left trying to solve the mystery as he is plunged into another adventure. Harry/Padma
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 15 - Words: 87,549 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 367 - Follows: 475 - Updated: 5/28/2009 - Published: 4/16/2008 - Harry P., Padma P.