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Joined 04-26-09, id: 1915327, Profile Updated: 02-27-24
Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter.

On April 28, 2009, I posted the very first chapter of this story. Today, January 21, 2024-- fourteen years, eight months, and three weeks later-- I posted the last.

I didn’t plan for this story to take me a decade and a half to write. I didn’t plan to take a ten-year hiatus halfway through. But life happened and the responsibilities of adulthood overtook the ambitions of youth. Still, never once in all those years did I forget about my story. Never once did I consider it abandoned. Through it all, I always intended to go back to it. To the writers out there worrying that it has been too long since their last update to continue: There is no such thing. To those worrying they are too old: There is no such thing. To those worrying they are too busy to update frequently enough: There is no such thing. If writing brings you joy, write. Don’t worry about the timeline, don’t worry about how often you can or cannot update. Don’t worry about whether you might be losing readers—the readers that matter will wait (believe it or not, I actually had a few readers still there waiting for me after ten years without a word!). And even if none do wait, you’ll find new readers along the way. If it brings you joy, then write. To the readers out there anxiously waiting for an update from their favourite authors: Tell them. No, don’t just favourite and move on. Leave the comment, write the review, DM them, it doesn’t matter, just tell them! You never know when a simple message saying that you are still there waiting might make an author pick up their quill again. And finally, to my own readers. My wonderful, glorious, patient, kind-hearted, and encouraging readers. I would never have finished this story without you. This story exists because of you. I write because of you. Thank you.

This site holds a special place in my heart. FFN was the first place I ever posted anything at all online. I will forever be in awe that there were those who waited for me and were still here to read my work, even with years of no contact.

It is with a heavy heart, therefore, that I say that I will not be posting any further stories on FFN. The slow demise of this website has been painful to watch. It is clear that it is no longer well maintained and gradually most of my readers here have moved on. I will leave my stories up as they belong to the fandom now, but I will likely not be closely moderating reviews or PMs. I will continue to write and post on AO3, however, and I hope you will consider following me there. Please find me on AO3 @ala_baguette or on Tumblr @ala-baguette.

Thank you for fifteen wonderful years.


Miscellaneous Updates:

16.10.21-- Sometimes random strangers on the internet are out to cheat you and steal your identity. But sometimes they just draw you pretty pictures. Thank you so much to happyclover on ao3 for my beautiful new cover art for Knowing Where to Look. I'm in awe of how much it looks like the Gawain in my head.

30.11.20 -- That's right! Knowing Where to Look is back on! After about 10 years on hiatus (Combination of things: busy life, vet school is hard, a computer crash deleted my original outline, focusing on my other story, etc), I have re-awoken KWtL. I'm back, baby! Stay tuned for the next installment of Gawain's adventures soon.

17.03.10 -- Couldn't sleep and randomly decided to draw up a floor plan for Remus's cottage to accompany A Lonely Path. Might come in useful for future chapters...or it might not. Take a look if you like. Go easy on me; I'm no architect. http:///_6zxaxKxWE1Y/S6C2fyzuEvI/AAAAAAAACgA/dydENNiUBSo/s720/floor20plan.jpg

and the outside...sort of...: http:///_6zxaxKxWE1Y/S6R76b6LpEI/AAAAAAAACgI/-qaAiR4wiY4/Remus27s20cottage202.jpg

also: Harry's London flat:http:///_6zxaxKxWE1Y/S-ijv_L88NI/AAAAAAAACj4/EhNxT2_uCHo/s512/harry.jpg

and the outside: http:///photos/original/18292516.jpg

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Knowing Where to Look reviews
Meet Gawain Robards, Auror- This is the story of a man who had lost hope in the world, in humanity, in himself. And of his unexpected means of finding it again with some subtle help from the Boy Who Lived. But who is helping whom? A new POV of the Ministry reformation after the Battle of Hogwarts, tracking Harry's rather unusual assimilation into the Auror ranks. *Post-war canon
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Mystery - Chapters: 31 - Words: 284,231 - Reviews: 453 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 399 - Updated: 1/20 - Published: 4/28/2009 - Harry P., Kingsley S. - Complete
Left Behind reviews
"They had left her behind. Again. Was this her role? To be left behind?" A series of canon-compliant one-shots, each told from a different point-of-view, each telling a different part of the story, but each with a common theme. Sometimes waiting in the sidelines is just as hard. Canon-ships (Hinny, Romione, Remadora)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 105,722 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 8/16/2023 - Published: 8/26/2021 - Hermione G., Sirius B., Ginny W., N. Tonks
A Lonely Path reviews
At age ten, Harry disappeared. Four years later, a suspiciously familiar boy is found. Remus accepts the task of reintroducing him to the wizarding world, Harry resisting all the while. Between meddlesome ministers and mad escaped convicts, Remus attempts to discover the truth. Where has Harry been? Will he ever learn to trust? Includes child abuse
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 33 - Words: 198,662 - Reviews: 1282 - Favs: 2,092 - Follows: 2,263 - Updated: 10/27/2020 - Published: 9/29/2009 - Harry P., Remus L. - Complete