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Joined 04-26-09, id: 1915327, Profile Updated: 10-29-21
Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter.

Hello, reader.

I have to confess, I am not sure what information you hope to glean by visiting my profile. I have difficulty imagining anyone being interested enough in my boring life to bother with clicking here. And yet, here you are. So what would you like to know about me?

Suffice it to say, I am a thirty-something year old veterinarian, who is in great need of some hobbies that have absolutely nothing to do with veterinary medicine. And this is one of them.

Writing has been something of a hobby since I was quite young. I still have a “book” I wrote and illustrated about my teddy bear when I was six. (Yeah, that’s right. I’m adorable.) I was that weird kid in school who looked forward to writing assignments. (But I absolutely hated writing against the clock during exams. Maybe that speaks something to why it takes me so long to put out new chapters?)

I credit Harry Potter with helping me to discover a love of reading. I am from that very lucky generation of children who actually grew up with Harry. No really. I was eleven when the Philosopher’s Stone book first came out. And for the first three books, I was the same age as Harry when reading each of them. Then, of course, they started getting more complex and taking longer to write and publish, and I had to go through my teen years a little ahead of Harry and his friends. Always waiting impatiently for the next installment, of course.

When I read books, I frequently find my imagination carrying me away from the story. My favourite part of reading is getting to know the characters, then letting my imagination say, “Yeah, that’s cool. But what if this happened instead? What if the character was put in this situation? What if the character had to make this decision?” When I read, I always have little side stories running amok in my brain.

Enter fan fiction. I first discovered fan fiction back in my early days of university when I was about nineteen. It took me a little while to build up the courage to post something. But I have been loving this supportive community ever since.

I suppose I should admit that I don’t actually read much fan fiction. I am picky about the types of stories I like—I find I have to believe that the character would act in the way the author is saying they would, or I have a hard time getting into it. I enjoy imagining what-ifs and what-happens-nexts while reading. But it is a fine line between this and reading characterizations from what I consider perfect works of art get butchered. There are a lot of characters that people have very strong opinions about on fan fiction that I just don’t understand where they started.

As such, my main goal in writing is to stay true to the characters that those before me have created with their far superior imaginations. I have only you, the reader, to tell me if I have succeeded in that respect. I very much hope that you will let me know if I seem to have missed the mark.

The demanding nature and long hours of my career is such that I do not find myself with a great deal of free time for writing. I do enjoy it, though, and I suppose that is the point. I know I am slow to update. I know it is frustrating for many who want the story to be over already so they can find out what happens. I don't do it to torture you. I just do it because real life comes first.

If you have reached this far without giving up from sheer boredom, there is nothing left but for me to thank you for showing so much interest and support in my writing. I am so grateful for my loyal readers who have followed my stories despite the months between updates.

Cheers!

Baguette


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: 21 - Words: 189,027 - Reviews: 258 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 234 - Updated: 11/11 - Published: 4/28/2009 - Harry P., Kingsley S.
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: 4 - Words: 33,994 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 11/7 - Published: 8/26 - 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: 186,714 - Reviews: 1227 - Favs: 1,895 - Follows: 2,199 - Updated: 10/27/2020 - Published: 9/29/2009 - Harry P., Remus L. - Complete