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Joined 03-27-02, id: 190425, Profile Updated: 05-02-08
Author has written 5 stories for Harry Potter.

I started writing fanfiction when I was a freshman in highschool. Now that I'm a Jr. in college, I feel that my writing has vastly improved and that I have a much better understanding of literature (seeing as that's my major). I want to be an author eventually, but that requires time that I just don't have right now. Hence why fanfiction makes for good practice.

To see my original works (mostly from a few years ago), go here: http://www.fictionpress.com/~marscraven.

If you want to contact me with questions, comments, or you just feel like chatting with an overly hyper person with access to a keyboard, you can e-mail me at PhoenixVisions@yahoo.com; IM MarslxlRaven; or find me on Facebook, to which I will provide a link under Homepage.

Again, thank you all for being so great and I promise I will work hard to make the wait worth while!!


Sonnet 18:

This is the promised rewrite of Tom Riddle Lives. The title comes from the Shakespeare Sonnet 18, as does the chapter titles. It reads:

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate.

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May

And summer's lease hath all too short a date.

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines

And often is his gold complexion dimmed

And every fair from fair sometime declines

By chance or nature's changing course untrimmed.

But thy eternal summer shall not fade

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ows't

Nor shall death brag thou wanderest in his shade

When in eternal lines to time thou growest.

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

There's probably a few mistakes in there, but I typed it from memory, so I'll fix it later. This poem is profoundly important to the fix - for literal and symbollic meanings. Shakespeare and lit buffs will know why it's so important, but if you have any questions, feel free to put them in a review - I'll address questions at the end of updates.


All Perform Their Tragic Play:

All perform their tragic play,

There struts Hamlet, there is Lear,

That's Ophelia, that Cordelia;

Yet they, should the last scene be there,

The great stage curtain about to drop,

If worthy their prominent part in the play,

Do not break up their lines to weep.

This title comes from the famous poem by W.B. Yeates, Lapis Lazuli. It's too long for me to put the whole poem on this page, so I chose the most pertinent lines from the beginning of the second stanza. The theme of inevitable death - and how death should be regarded - carries throughout the poem. If you really want to know about it, just do a quick search on google to read it and feel free to ask a question in a review. Though it's not necessary to know about the literature that I use to support the fics, I can promise that it will enhance them drastically.


Chosen:

This fic will be strongly, strongly tied into the Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey. Technically, it will not be a cross over since the characters will remain Harry Potter characters. The driving plot will come from Lackey's ideas, but you should be able to understand and enjoy the fic without having read anything aside from Rowling's series. Lackey fans that stumble across this, however, will probably get a little more out of it.

The title comes from the concept of what Companions do - they must choose a Harald who best matches their abilities. "Chosen" is also how they often refer to their Harold, making it into the form of a title, and both Harry and Sirius will be Chosen to revive a type of magic that has been lost for centuries.


A note on slash:

While I personally do not write it explicitly or feel attracted to reading it, there are many authors that do and some of them create truly beautiful pieces of work. As individuals, we may decide for ourselves what we care to read - I don't read sex scenes of any sort, het or homo. Regardless of your own personal beliefs, religious or otherwise, wonderful writing should be valued for the art that it is. I ask that you do not flame me or anyone else for writing where slash might be mentioned.

Please check out anything and everything written by the author, Lightening on the Wave. She recreates Harry Potter with epic proportions - it's so complex, deep, and amazing that it will blow your mind. It is slash, later on, so if that bothers you, either don't read it or just skip past the parts that make you uncomfortable.

It was Aristotle who said "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." You don't need to personally like something in order to appreciate or accept it.


Updates:

4/19/08: It looks like the next update for Sonnet 18 will be ready by Tuesday, 4/22. I'll post a notice if it's going to take any longer than that since this chapter could get pretty long if I let it - I may end up cutting it in half. We'll see. When it's done, the first chapter of All Perform Their Tragic Play will get some long overdue attention.

4/21/08: I kept my word and updated Sonnet 18! A day early too... I have three essays and an exam coming up, so I knew it was now or never. Thanks to those of you who have been reading and please review so that I know what you think about it so far!

4/22/08: So, I've been thinking... I may push back posting the first chapters of All Perform Their Tragic Play and Chosen a little since I'm in the flow of Sonnet 18. I don't want the writing for any of the fics to feel or seem forced, so it may be best to follow the creative pull - especially since some of the things, if properly tied up, will get a little complex. If anyone feels very strongly about which fics should get attention, of course let me know, but for now, I think Riddle is being the loudest in my head.

4/27/08: Chapter 3 of Sonnet 18 is up. It's a little early, and may have a few mistakes, but as the chapters get longer and my exams get nearer, the updates may become a little more stretched out, so... this is my gift to you. Let me know what you think of it!

4/30/08: Okay... so, this isn't directed at all of the wonderful readers who have politely asked in reviews, cause you guys are awesome. This is more so at those who have been incredibly rude. NO - Tom Riddle Lives is not getting updated; hence the reason why it says Complete. Sonnet 18 is my redo of it and that's it. If you don't like the direction of the redo - I don't care. No one's making you read it. So, kindly stop sending e-mails or reviews accusing me of not updating like I promised because I have. The new fic IS the promised update. It doesn't take a lot of intelligence to click the author link to find it.

To the rest of you, thanks so much for your encouragement! I've put a lot of thought into where this fic is going, so it's wonderful to have readers who see what's going on, then comment before I even have to spell it out. The above pissy moment is not meant for you at all - some people just have difficulty following direction. I still want everyone to feel free to ask me questions, send e-mails, etc. Strong language, accusations, and incompetence, however, need not apply.

Current Schedule (subject to revision):

Sonnet 18 (Tom Riddle Lives Rewrite) - 5/04

All Perform Their Tragic Play (To Cry As a Phoenix Rewrite) - 5/08

Chosen (I Remember Rewrite) - 5/15

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Coexistence by darkcyan reviews
AU During his fourth year, Harry begins to feel that something is Not Right. He studies incessantly and when Voldemort is resurrected, he knows of a spell that can get rid of the monster forever . . . unfortunately, there are side-effects . . .
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 155,474 - Reviews: 2018 - Favs: 2,129 - Follows: 1,054 - Updated: 12/1/2012 - Published: 12/1/2002 - Harry P., James P. - Complete
Yet Another Snape meets the Dursleys story by rabbit and -v-Jinx-v reviews
When Snape is called to the Dursleys' by an urgent message, he does not find what he expects to find. Chapter 28: Food arrives, and some unexpected visitors as well. Chapter 29, the revised ending. Chap 30, a lagniappe explaining Snape's background.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 78,386 - Reviews: 2121 - Favs: 1,829 - Follows: 423 - Updated: 4/6/2008 - Published: 2/13/2002 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Child of Mine by Lina Inverse the Dramata reviews
Because of a mismade potion, Harry is now defenselss, and Snape is ordered to take care of him. Chapter 17 Now Up! Harry goes to Hogsmeade! But why did Draco want to take him?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 62,451 - Reviews: 1958 - Favs: 1,288 - Follows: 1,060 - Updated: 5/9/2006 - Published: 2/5/2002 - Harry P., Severus S.
To Walk Through Fire by Brighid reviews
AU A secret is revealed that could change the lives of Sirius and Harry. Warning some implications of child abuse. No Slash
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 139,576 - Reviews: 677 - Favs: 475 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 12/18/2005 - Published: 8/30/2002 - Sirius B., Harry P.
Three Gryffindors and A Baby by Celeste reviews
An accident in Potions-where else?-turns Snape into an infant. Dumbledore in his glorious wisdom, and because it makes a nice plot, leaves him in the care of Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 86,353 - Reviews: 1125 - Favs: 843 - Follows: 434 - Updated: 6/23/2004 - Published: 9/26/2002 - Harry P., Severus S.
The Lion's Serpent by Padfoot Rocks reviews
Responce to a challenge by Phoenix Tears Type 6. Harry takes in a five year old Tom Riddle with none of them realising who he is. What happens when they find out? Will they abandon each other? AU after GoF, possible spoilers for other books.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 19,024 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 5/31/2004 - Published: 8/12/2002 - Harry P., Voldemort
Never Alone, Never Again by Bored Beyond Belief reviews
Harry's holiday reaches it's lowest point. Will Harry finally be able to have the kind of love everyone else seems to take for granted? Complete
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 42 - Words: 270,482 - Reviews: 3710 - Favs: 3,547 - Follows: 571 - Updated: 12/25/2003 - Published: 4/29/2002 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
The Persistence of Memory by neutral reviews
The Boy Who Lived disappeared during the TriWizard Tournament, and Voldemort is discovered dead. A year later, a boy named James with no memory of his past is living in a muggle orphanage. [currently undergoing revision. chapter 11 uploaded]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 53,408 - Reviews: 1878 - Favs: 981 - Follows: 574 - Updated: 11/25/2003 - Published: 4/4/2002 - Harry P., Sirius B.
Clawtracks of a Star by neutral reviews
Three years after the conclusion of Of Western Stars, a force pulls Harry into another world where everything that he once knew was different. His father is alive, he and his mother dead, and Sirius Black is a servant of Voldemort [revision chapter 2]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,369 - Reviews: 1283 - Favs: 253 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 11/8/2003 - Published: 7/24/2002 - Harry P., Sirius B.
Sticks and Stones by PhantomTF reviews
Life as a double agent begins to take its toll on Snape. Can Harry really trust his most hated professor?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 69,669 - Reviews: 401 - Favs: 570 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 7/29/2003 - Published: 2/18/2003 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Death Before Dishonor by Robin4 reviews
After being rescued from the Dursleys by Sirius, Harry finds that there are still plenty of ways for Voldemort to catch him--and that his life may have to be bought at a very high price. Set in 5th year and the summer before it. Ch 29 up, and complete!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 108,637 - Reviews: 1165 - Favs: 868 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 3/30/2003 - Published: 1/7/2003 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Cheating Death by neutral reviews
[complete] Harry rashly makes a sacrifice in an unexpected situation. Sirius is now faced with a difficult task: to travel through the unpredictable land of the dead and guide Harry home.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 80,529 - Reviews: 1162 - Favs: 377 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 2/6/2003 - Published: 1/25/2002 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Playing Life by Faerfaen reviews
After Harry's escape from the land of the Dead after "Cheating Death," he comes to discover he did not leave unscathed. The binds tying him to Voldemort are stronger than ever, and he is forced to undertake another difficult task.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,068 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/4/2003
Free by Star Polaris reviews
Complete Sirius caught Wormtail, he goes to the Weasleys to get Ron's help to deliver the rat. What happens when the twins see Sirius? What will Ron and Hermione have to do to ensure their friends security? How will Harry react when he finds out?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 37 - Words: 48,502 - Reviews: 820 - Favs: 294 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 11/16/2002 - Published: 2/15/2002 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Sooner or Later by AngelDusterBuster reviews
*Now Complete* Harry leaves for his final year at Hogwarts after a huge fight with Sirius. But when life throws to many problems Harry’s way can he make amends before it’s too late? Or will Harry like many others choose the easy way out?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 18 - Words: 64,360 - Reviews: 335 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/13/2002 - Published: 8/14/2002 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Good Intentions by neutral reviews
[complete][Of Western Star's timeline] Harry: the naive, oblivious, clueless sixteen year old going through life. Sirius: the overprotective, compulsive, obsessive godfather determined to keep him that way. Needless to say, life is interesting
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,957 - Reviews: 353 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 11/6/2002 - Published: 8/11/2002 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Degree of Fear by OcelotKitten reviews
Snape is sent by Dumbledore to check on Harry when rumors of his treatment by the Dursley's begin circulating. What he finds shocks even him. WIP
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,654 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 10/11/2002 - Published: 9/5/2002 - Severus S., Harry P.
Oh, to have a father by Minerva-Severus-Dumbledor reviews
** COMPLETE 22 Chapters**Is James REALLY Harry's father, lets find out... rated pg13 for child abuse and language
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 36,428 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 9/4/2002 - Published: 7/31/2002 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Of Western Stars by neutral reviews
[complete] Sirius comes across a picture of Harry five years into his imprisonment, and decides to see his godson at all costs. But when he finds Harry neglected and abused, he makes a decision that entangles them both in more troubles than ever before
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 111,123 - Reviews: 2170 - Favs: 1,731 - Follows: 315 - Updated: 9/3/2002 - Published: 3/16/2002 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
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Sonnet 18 reviews
Next update delayed due to this site's server issues ... Harry saves Riddle's life at the end of CoS and tells no one about it. The young horcrux and the boy-who-lived make a deal... the secrets of the Dark Lord in exchange for a new body.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,962 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 174 - Follows: 307 - Updated: 4/27/2008 - Published: 4/15/2008 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr.
Tom Riddle Lives reviews
......Redone as Sonnet 18....... Meggie, and other confused readers, click the author link and look for Sonnet 18 as a seperate story. That last post wasn't a chapter, it was a preview. This version is discontinued and will remain as such.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,458 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 4/15/2008 - Published: 10/17/2002 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
To Cry As A Phoenix reviews
After an abusive summer, Harry notices some differences in himself. He cries more, but the tears are pearly. Voldemort knows; could this be bad?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Fantasy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 19,060 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 12/13/2007 - Published: 9/7/2002
I Remember reviews
Thoughts Sirius has after he falls through the veil and makes his way to the afterlife. May be a one shot unless it's liked. Then it'll turn into a fic on Sirius in the afterlife while he tries to help Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,686 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/13/2007 - Published: 7/3/2003 - Sirius B., Harry P. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Terrible Shock reviews
Harry is on one of Dudley's computers. He goes to Fanfiction.net and is quite surprised at what he reads...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 16,601 - Reviews: 341 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 12/13/2007 - Published: 6/12/2002