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Joined 10-13-09, id: 2113497, Profile Updated: 06-04-16
Author has written 4 stories for Harry Potter.

I'm a twenty-something law student working as a graphic designer, whose first love is really literature. Go figure.

Before all that, of course, I was just another Harry Potter fan who loved the series so much I just had to explore all the unwritten possibilities of Miss Rowling's rich, rich world. Hence, as you might notice from my scant list of favorites, I tend to favor characters that didn't have a lot of exposure in the books, if they had any at all. The plot can be simple, but the prose has to be beautiful and the characters - the characters have to come alive.

I never really appreciated the beauty of fan fiction until I started contemplating on the infinite number of possibilities open to fic writers. Here I get to raise "what if's" and actually answer them - little thought experiments that, at the end of the day, are actually a slow and often tantalizing excavation of what it really means to be human. I soon realized that, more than just being able to outline a sound plot, figuring out what drives a character, what their motives are behind their actions, or simply, understanding why a character is the way s/he is, is one of the most rewarding experiences writing fics offers.

So yes, most of these things I write are thought experiments of sorts (not that I've written a lot, although I really, really wish I could write more). I usually start out with a premise, that infernal, infuriating, but irresistible "what if," and there may or may not be faces or names attached to these what ifs from the beginning. And thus the journey begins. Dear reader, as you may have realized by now, you stand before the doorway to my imagination, to my endless possibilities and that quest for the essence of humanity. I humbly welcome you.


ADDENDUM: If you're not interested in any of my stories (the selection is short, I'm painfully aware), please do take a moment to browse through my favorites, at least. I'm pretty picky, and these are the best ones I've read so far - three-dimensional characters, beautiful (and grammatically correct) prose, and, most distinctly, fresh, original writing. If I were to recommend just a couple from my already short list, though, I'd say read "To Revel in the Roses," a Remus/Tonks story (I can't even describe it, just read it and thank me later), and "Birds," which is a Bill/Fleur one shot (a real eye-opener, too. Molly Weasley herself should have read it, I tell you). Yes, I know, I'm a bit biased for characters whose stories don't get told often. These two stories deserve more readers, honestly.

Please also browse through my even shorter Favorite Authors list. Some of them are L/J shippers, some of them write about the other Marauders. But if there's any common thread between all of them, it's that they are probably the best in the business, JKR aside, of course. These are the writers who write so well that I look forward to reading their original works some day.

HAPPY READING! :)


UPDATE (as of May 2016): For those reading Ceteris Paribus, I'm really sorry to say that the reason I've been so delayed in updating is that I've practically lost all my notes. My character essays. My plot outlines. Even plot bunnies for unwritten stories. And even original pieces I've written. I have a backup copy in my USB but they're in a file my new laptop doesn't recognise. It sucks. And what with work I haven't gotten round to fiddling with these files. But now that I've more time in my hands again, I will do my very best to have these files cracked. I just really need them badly to get on with my writing (and my life). Thank you dear readers for being ever so patient.

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The Malfoy Case by natida reviews
The trials for suspected Death Eaters involved in the Wizarding Wars have begun, and Draco Malfoy finds himself trying to hold together what is left of his family and his fortune, while struggling to escape the looming, almost inevitable future of a lifetime spent in Azkaban. But there is one person who might not have given up completely.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 148,292 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 3/30 - Published: 3/20/2014 - [Draco M., Astoria G.] Narcissa M. - Complete
Bloodlines by natida reviews
Once there were Blacks who should have been remembered, but weren't. After Sirius' death, Tonks thinks about her forgotten ancestors - and about Remus.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,171 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/27/2015 - [N. Tonks, Remus L.] - Complete
Roofies, or In Vino, Veritas by Colubrina reviews
Draco Malfoy rescues a rather inebriated Hermione Granger after he sees someone slip something into her drink. Drunken conversation ensues. Dramoine. ONE SHOT.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,504 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 812 - Follows: 123 - Published: 8/1/2014 - [Hermione G., Draco M.] - Complete
The Punctuation of Doors by stereolightning reviews
Sirius thinks his whole life might just be about showing up at James' doorstep, over and over. (A love story, but not in a romantic way.)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,322 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/16/2013 - Sirius B., James P., Lily Evans P. - Complete
To Revel in the Roses by stereolightning reviews
After Dumbledore's funeral, Lupin gives in and sleeps over at Tonks' rental in Hogsmeade. As a new day begins, he finishes laying out the case against himself that he's been building all year, but she might be winning him over anyway. A two-parter: one from Remus' perspective, one from Tonks'.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,492 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/16/2013 - Published: 9/7/2013 - [Remus L., N. Tonks] - Complete
Stories by SuperSpy reviews
"There was an undeniable ease in talking to him, and she began to crave it – to speak to him, to know him, to have him know her." L/J. Part One.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,646 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/12/2011 - Lily Evans P., James P. - Complete
in the eye of the beholder by shadows and sunshine reviews
Fleur Delacour. Draco Malfoy. Bellatrix Lestrange. Harry Potter. Molly Weasley. Tom Riddle. Albus Dumbledore. Seven stories, one hundred words each--their interpretations of beauty.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 868 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/28/2009
Picking Lilies by Lady Altair reviews
He finds nothing of her in the world until she is gone from it, until he knows with soul-crushing certainty that the flash of red hair he catches in Diagon will never be hers, never again.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 849 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 161 - Follows: 13 - Published: 8/29/2009 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Five Ways Draco and Astoria Never Met by Lexie the Dreamer reviews
Five chapters, five places, five ways they could have met. Features psychoanalysis, awkwardness, an unexpected kiss, burned robes and a hope for the future. Sixth chapter is an epilogue. Draco/Astoria
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,949 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 7/21/2009 - Published: 4/24/2009 - [Draco M., Astoria G.] [Daphne G., Theodore N.] - Complete
Chase This Light by Lady Altair reviews
Draco Malfoy needs something extraordinary.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,300 - Reviews: 282 - Favs: 271 - Follows: 189 - Updated: 4/9/2009 - Published: 1/18/2008 - Draco M., Astoria G.
Screw Your Courage to the Sticking Place by Kerichi reviews
It would be easier to kill his father than reason with him, but Draco had to try for Scorpius' sake.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,391 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/8/2009 - [Draco M., Astoria G.] - Complete
All Sorted Out? by Ash Light reviews
“Oh, calm down. It’s not like he’s decided to be a practitioner of the Dark Arts – oh no, wait a moment, you’d like that.” Scorpius has been Sorted, and Draco is unimpressed. Astoria, of course, is amused by all.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,342 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/25/2008 - Draco M., Astoria G. - Complete
Hush Little Baby by MidniteMarauder reviews
The Offer They Couldn't Refuse Remix . Two young men, two infants, two generations, and promises made on the brink of war and in its aftermath: the legacy of family and a godfather's love. Harry - Sirius - Teddy, James/Lily. Gen fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,278 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/23/2008 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Birds by Rayless Night reviews
He broke curses. He studied so that people couldn't be held captive under magical control of any type. Fleur Delacour's effect on him seemed almost like a personal offense.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,968 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 244 - Follows: 38 - Published: 4/7/2008 - Bill W., Fleur D. - Complete
Breathe Me by cupid-painted-blind reviews
It's like the sword of Damocles, nothing but a thin string between this and free fall. Nothing but a thread between safety and... :ted x andromeda:
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,526 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 12/23/2007 - Published: 12/15/2007 - Ted T., Andromeda T. - Complete
Balliol by Crookshanks22 reviews
The wizarding war casts long shadows over Samantha Clearwater's first term at Oxford. A Muggle perspective on the summer and autumn of DH, with Penelope, Percy, and other wizarding characters in the background.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Suspense - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,382 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/4/2007 - Published: 8/23/2007 - Penelope C., Percy W. - Complete
What To Make Of Him by Lady Bracknell reviews
Neither Ted nor Andromeda know quite what to make of their daughter's boyfriend. Can he win them round over Sunday lunch?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,684 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 25 - Published: 6/20/2007 - Remus L., N. Tonks - Complete
Ghosts by cupid-painted-blind reviews
Andromeda takes a walk through the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black after her husband dies, finding nothing but dust and nostalgia and a few unburied ghosts.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,638 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/3/2006 - Complete
Act Natural by infiniteviking reviews
The Sorting of Albus Dumbledore.... who is more complicated than he'd like you to think. Oneshot, complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 606 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 16 - Published: 3/15/2006 - Albus D. - Complete
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Ceteris Paribus reviews
The first time Draco Malfoy fell in love was a disaster. The second time, all things being equal, seemed to require a miracle. A story of love, redemption, and second chances.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,001 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/7/2015 - Published: 7/24/2015 - Draco M., Astoria G.
Tapestry reviews
Every family has its own secrets. Every generation has its own colorful history. Between the lines of the tapestry, there are many stories to be told. Toujours pur? Not exactly. An exploration on the Black Family history.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,936 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/29/2015 - Published: 10/31/2009
Moments reviews
All those moments, he realizes, have been inevitably leading up to this. Lily walks up the aisle and James simply watches, both brimming with thoughts, memories, and emotions they can no longer name. Drabble.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 971 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/28/2009 - Lily Evans P., James P. - Complete
To Dance With You reviews
He asks if she would dance with him, and she says yes. To him, it was rebellion; to her it was revenge. Yet, unexpectedly for both of them, it turns out to be something much, much more than that. And now there is no turning back. Scorpius/Rose oneshot
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,800 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 17 - Published: 10/15/2009 - Rose W., Scorpius M. - Complete