Raven Dragonclaw
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Joined 06-06-02, id: 225317
Author has written 9 stories for Harry Potter.

Currently an over-worked 19-year old college student, struggling to juggle writing for leisure and writing essays. I'm going to enter into my sophomore year, majoring in English. I can only hope that my writing has improved as a result.

My hobbies are still watching anime, reading, and writing. Hopefully, I'll be able to make some time for what I love to do.

Status of my Fanfiction (July 24, 2007)

Gah! I've been awful! How long has it been since I've updated!

Anyway, I'll be getting back to writing fanfiction soon. The Elemental series will be going on hiatus to be rewritten and given a new plot. I'm not sure about the future of Tears of Twilight or Dark Reflections.

Currently, I'll be focusing on a rewritten version of Celestial Requiem. It'll probably start in 1st year though. I'm still working out the new plot.

My reaction to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: (SPOILERS AHEAD!)

OVERALL: a good read. Rowling introduced some great subplots, especially the ones concerning the Deathly Hallows and Dumbledore's past. Hopefully, some creative fanfiction writers will pounce on the stories of Grindelwald and Dumbledore, the Peverell brothers, the bloody saga of the Elder Wand, and Grey Lady's tale. Can someone write something on wandlore? Or Gryffindor's sword? I also loved how she brought everything together, big and small.

However, I felt that the end was a bit rushed and that she sacrificed plot in favor of lessons in morality (in that Voldemort kills himself, easily abused knowledge, etc.) and incredibly unrealistic (and cliché) development of romance. The epilogue was disappointing -- in my opinion, Rowling becomes disappointingly predictable and dry here. While she may have wanted everything to finish and wrap up, it seemed superfluous and might have been better for the reader's enjoyment if it was excluded.

Characters: No doubt, it is here that Dumbledore and Ron shine. Dumbledore shows himself to be a flawed, believable character that had dreams and could make mistakes, thus no longer just a 2-dimensional, grandfatherly powerhouse opposing Voldemort. Ron makes some excellent remarks here, sometimes outshining Harry in knowledge and wit.

And I can understand some of Ron and Hermione's frustration with Harry here, who seems to have diminished here slightly into the typical hero stock character. It frustrated me to see Harry sticking to spells he's used countless times, relying on Hermione and Ron for explanations and more advanced spell work. But at least he learned to control his temper somewhat and matured in his view of life-and-death. Ginny Weasley was also unbearably flat and boring here. And Draco Malfoy was shunted into a shadowy weak character that was over his head and nearly powerless, largely relying on his mother.

It is unfortunate however that the novels still focus only on the Gryffindors and to a lesser extent, the Slytherins. The Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs have been ignored for most of the entire series. This was saddening.

But on a side note, give some credit to Crabbe, Flitwick, and McGonagall. And Neville. Neville was awesome here.

Style: Much better than Half-Blood Prince. It flowed much better and the inclusion of so many puzzles answered was superb. Everything came together for the most part, answering questions and providing the significance behind Harry's adventures. The darker, tenser tone present throughout the novel, providing a shadow even on happy occasions like Bill's wedding, was very well done. But I must state again that I found that the end seemed rushed and cliché, dealing with few of the repercussions of what has happened before jumping into the future. It seemed as if everything happened at once and then came to an utter standstill. And there seemed to be no concern as to how the future would be settled before jumping right into it.

But it was excellent to hear so many different sides of the story, via Rita Skeeter, Aberforth Dumbledore, the Pensieve memories and so on. It had gotten rather boring to rely on Hermione to explain everything.

Romance: I believe that Rowling should stick to adventure and fantasy novels, while leaving romance out of it as much as she can. While I understand that she wanted to stick to only 7 novels in the series and introducing romance early on would be unrealistic, she neglects to realize that the same could be said of introducing it when she had. These are teenagers -- why on earth are they thinking about true love when they've got their whole lives ahead of them as well as a whole WORLD of people out there (even with the war going on)? And I severely doubt most people can suddenly find the "love of their life" after only one/two failed relationships. The cliché pairing of Harry/Ginny had been too obvious and I had hoped Rowling would go a different route, where she wasn't so blatantly trying to pair her main character with a flat character nearly identical to his mother/mother figure who was furthermore developed only in the latter novels as practically a Mary-Sue who seemed to just come out of nowhere. (Note: I admit I'm biased against this pairing, as I had bored myself of it enough in fanfiction with its usual pattern that Rowling herself eventually followed, especially when you consider they're probably third/fourth cousins due to pureblood in-breeding.)

The only somewhat realistic relationship here would be between Lupin/Tonks, dealing with disapproval and new responsibilities. While some have commented that Lupin acted horribly with his willingness to abandon Tonks and his unborn child, I thought it was brilliant. Lupin obviously wouldn't be able to handle such a situation well since he had been alone most of his life and is sensitive to how the world views werewolves. It also shows how Lupin, like Sirius, never quite grasped adulthood and tried to avoid responsibilities, trying to run away. Also, it was quite possibly the only mentioned relationship that occurred outside of Hogwarts.

I will however, applaud her treatment of Snape and Lily Potter's relationship. While I may have railed on the unrealistic side of teenage true love here, I do understand this dynamic. Snape had obviously been neglected and ignored most of his life, with many people shunning him. Lily had been the first witch he knew and who accepted him despite appearances and his hardships. Considering how Snape had been treated his whole life, of course he would hold onto the one person who had cared about him. Why else would his patronus be a doe, or why he would want Harry to look at him before he died?

Lastly, the novel lost a great deal in Rowling's obvious desire to have nearly everyone somehow tie into the Weasley family, even in the future where Teddy Lupin is dating Victoire Weasley and where she seems to be foreshadowing a future relationship between Scorpius Malfoy and Ron's daughter. This is where it just got ridiculous. A fairy-tale ending is nice, but please!

And Hogwarts should change its school anthem to the B52's "Love Shack" or something. Nearly every couple, young and old, gets together at Hogwarts in someway, usually before age 17. I can understand a few people, but so many? Really? Even Bill, who graduated, met Fleur at Hogwarts.

FINAL END NOTE: I would like all readers of my review to understand that this is my view of the final Harry Potter book. I am not looking for a debate nor a flame war. This is what I thought, so don't deluge me with a hail of e-mails or spam claiming you disagree or I'm horrible in that I criticized Rowling's work. You're entitled to your own opinion as I am to mine. I doubt that my critique would shake the world's foundations.

When I was asked what I had thought of the book by my mother and my brother (non-HP fans), they were somewhat surprised at what I had said. My brother, simply because all he had heard were good things and couldn't believe that a HP fan would actually criticize the work. My mother, a voracious reader who often can tell what the ending of a book is within three chapters, acknowledged my comments and responded to them. Her answer as to my criticism was that while I had been waiting years for the series to finish, I had been reading other novels and experiencing other forms of media, as well as expanding my knowledge with college readings and analysis -- in short, my tastes have changed and evolved, my expectations have increased. Similarly, I'm much older, while the Harry Potter series is (for the most part) geared toward children, pre-teens, and teenagers. If I were younger, or had access to all 7 novels at once, I probably would have been completely satisfied. Also, she noted that Rowling wanted to finish the series here, so she had to tie up everything and probably didn't want to add any extra characters, even if I found it to be rushed and disappointingly predictable. My mother's last response was that Rowling's British and I'm American: despite the similar language, there are bound to be some differences in values and customs -- perhaps I'm thinking too much like an American, while it may be a perfect ending to Britons and people of other nationalities.

But, nevertheless, it's over. And that is that.

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Lamentations of a Starry Eyed Twit by She's a Star reviews
Auriga Sinistra's not so eventful diary filled with sarcasm, self pity, and assorted proclamations of loathing for a certain Potions professor . . .
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 117,758 - Reviews: 7934 - Favs: 1,549 - Follows: 725 - Updated: 5/1/2020 - Published: 2/2/2003 - Severus S., A. Sinistra - Complete
Disappear by Rirren reviews
Harry is transported into an alternate universe where he finds Sirius and his parents are still alive and he is Voldemort's most infamous deatheater. Post OotP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 43,608 - Reviews: 1203 - Favs: 1,747 - Follows: 1,729 - Updated: 4/17/2014 - Published: 1/8/2004 - Harry P., Sirius B.
Realizations by Wishweaver reviews
Harry returns to Privet Drive after 4th year and finds it...empty! What do you do when you can't go to your friends for help? Additional Story Notes FYI: a. AU Summer before Fifth Year Fic, b. Not particularly fast paced.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 264,047 - Reviews: 9276 - Favs: 14,620 - Follows: 11,258 - Updated: 11/16/2010 - Published: 3/6/2003 - Harry P.
Potions and Teenaged Muggles by Tamara Evans reviews
*NOW REVAMPED and edited!* Severus Snape is temporarily teaching Chemistry at a Florida high school, and things opt to get very... interesting. Adolescents and British wizards don't mix well...do they? Illustrations w/ Chapter 17!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 28,957 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 10/16/2009 - Published: 12/27/2002 - Severus S., OC
We, In Faith by Elagabalus reviews
[AU] The world believes that Harry Potter died sixteen years ago while his parents survived. But with the Triwizard Tournament finally starting, why has this boy that looks so much like the Potters appeared? ON HIATUS
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 116,244 - Reviews: 885 - Favs: 1,582 - Follows: 1,532 - Updated: 8/19/2007 - Published: 5/13/2005 - Harry P.
The Fourth Power by fullsailnate reviews
Harry and Hermione have formed a secret society in order to destroy the Dark Lord's forces. Will they succeed? Will they be able to keep it secret? Please Read and Review!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 28 - Words: 72,295 - Reviews: 1425 - Favs: 1,692 - Follows: 1,387 - Updated: 7/28/2006 - Published: 7/14/2003 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Harry Potter and the Blood Prophecies by lethelynn reviews
After the disastrous events of The Order of the Phoenix, Harry resolves to take control of the course of his life. Some things are easier said than done, however. A succession of events will lead Harry down paths that he never imagined, and he will discov
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,858 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 185 - Follows: 224 - Updated: 1/9/2006 - Published: 10/12/2003 - Harry P., Severus S.
Hidden by eQuasarus reviews
[AU] Harry, once scared and abused, now lives in the Forbidden Forest where he has adapted to life. The wizards want him back, but Harry wants to be a wolf of the forest. [WiP] 'Addictive' - HermioneGreen [Reader]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 118,106 - Reviews: 765 - Favs: 1,120 - Follows: 834 - Updated: 8/7/2005 - Published: 11/20/2003 - Harry P.
Family Ties by Sukura reviews
Devin Carter is a lonely man who has lost his wife and son; he see Harry at Mr. Dursley's shop picnic. Thinking that Harry is his son, Devin becomes obsesseed with Harry and begins to stalk him, but Devin not the only one interested in Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,391 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 7/12/2005 - Published: 2/20/2002
Harry Potter: The Ancestors' call by Naia reviews
With Voldemort rising, Harry is busy trying to stay alive.... But what would happen if the hope of the wizarding world disapeared? Where is he gone to? New powers, friendships, discoveries..... Harry is in for an interesting year!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 105,392 - Reviews: 2088 - Favs: 2,087 - Follows: 1,562 - Updated: 5/2/2005 - Published: 5/5/2002 - Harry P.
Harry Potter and the Prophecy of the Phoenix by Storyspindler reviews
Complete and edited! Harry's fifth year will send him on a journey to discover his destiny and who he really is.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 117,735 - Reviews: 1308 - Favs: 1,869 - Follows: 560 - Updated: 4/15/2005 - Published: 8/18/2002 - Complete
In love or war by Windcall reviews
AU - Sylvia Shaw is a young 3d artist woman running away from a troubled past. Her running crosses the path of a strange stray dog who embark her in a magical and dangerous mission to save lives by combining computer magic with wizardry! Ch.15 is up!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 64,995 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/5/2005 - Published: 1/22/2003 - Sirius B.
Diaries of a Dungeon Dwelling Moron by Gedia Kacela reviews
The true-life occurances of one Severus S. Snape, sure to bewitch your mind and ensnare your senses.... er, perhaps not. Filled with bitterness, discoveries, and plenty of spite towards the starry-eyed Astrology professor.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 17,960 - Reviews: 581 - Favs: 580 - Follows: 236 - Updated: 7/12/2004 - Published: 2/3/2003 - Severus S.
The Basement by Marz1 reviews
AU third year. I must have a sign on my back that says psycho paths please attack me. I would not put it beyond Dudley to afix such a sign to me, but I doubt he could spell it accurately enough for a psycho to understand.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 80,802 - Reviews: 1476 - Favs: 1,275 - Follows: 309 - Updated: 5/30/2004 - Published: 12/2/2003 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Fifth Year? I Haven't Done My Homework! by Laterose reviews
AU fifth year fic with everything! Abuse to animagi (sort of) snakes, Sirius (and his sister), Remus, Voldie, crazy new powers and a decision that will change Harry and Ron's lives forever COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 39 - Words: 173,113 - Reviews: 2906 - Favs: 942 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 3/15/2004 - Published: 11/2/2002 - Harry P. - Complete
Web of Lies by Star Polaris reviews
After GoF Harry is feeling depressed, seeing how the Dursley are treating him, Dumbledore decides to take him in. To which lengts will the headmaster go to insure their safety?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 41 - Words: 66,718 - Reviews: 2204 - Favs: 2,708 - Follows: 676 - Updated: 1/18/2004 - Published: 12/15/2002 - Harry P., Albus D. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Reign of Darkness by SiriuslyObsessed reviews
Harry has recurring dreams about his friends’ deaths. To what lengths will he go to keep them safe? Pranks, parseltongue, runaway!Harry, Knockturn Alley, deaths, DE attacks, and a face-off with Voldemort, all before school even begins!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 47,037 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 12/30/2003 - Published: 11/3/2003 - Harry P.
Deceptions by WolfMoon reviews
~*COMPLETE*~*AU*~Acused of CD's murder, HP flees the wizarding world with Sirius in fear of his life, in their travels they meet a mysterious stranger who offers them a place at a new school. In the wizarding worlds hour of need, will HP and SB come back?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 168,063 - Reviews: 1296 - Favs: 1,515 - Follows: 540 - Updated: 11/15/2003 - Published: 2/10/2003 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
The False Mage by Noctem reviews
Darrin is a squib- so what is he doing at Jersey Devil Academy? Why are muggles beggining to swarm over the campus? Please R/R.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,672 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 11/12/2003 - Published: 8/3/2003
Unexpected Child by animealam reviews
Post GoF. Severus mentors Harry fic. Upon arriving to London from Hogwarts for the summer break, Harry gets in trouble and finds more information about a certain Potions Master than he had expected to ever find out.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,704 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 11/2/2003 - Published: 6/14/2003 - Harry P., Severus S.
Twelve Again by Dhrelva reviews
After Professor Snape fails to return from a Death Eater meeting, Hagrid finds a young dark-haired boy who believes the year is still 1968. The victim of an experimental time-reversal potion, young Severus tries to adapt to a changed world.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 81,686 - Reviews: 664 - Favs: 443 - Follows: 251 - Updated: 8/26/2003 - Published: 10/9/2002 - Severus S., Voldemort
At The Opera by Rainsong reviews
Hilarity ensues when Lily invites James and his friends to the opera. MWPP/L, with crazed theatre employees thrown in for good measure. *Chapter 7 Uploaded*
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,025 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/28/2003 - Published: 6/29/2002 - Sirius B., James P.
In Need of Sirius Help by SP-in-Sirius-Denial reviews
Harry is having the worst summer imaginable with the Dursleys, Sirius and Remus save the day. Harry and the others have to come over many challenges, and face many, many hardships. Will Harry survive the Journey? *COMPLETE*
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 183,269 - Reviews: 928 - Favs: 589 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 5/5/2003 - Published: 11/13/2002 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
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Case 546: Harrison Evans reviews
Celestial Requiem sidestory. A tough New York private investigator is on the hunt for writer Harrison Evans, alias Harry Potter. She's determined to get him and close the case, even if it takes a little bit violence to get her point across.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,472 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 304 - Follows: 319 - Updated: 7/21/2005 - Published: 9/5/2004 - Harry P.
Elemental Prophecies reviews
Kidnapped, Nuitari Hawking is brought to Hogwarts by a man who claims to be his godfather. The still amnesiac Harry now finds himself in the middle of the Wizard-Elemental conflict, all the while Voldemort is gaining power.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 69,970 - Reviews: 1150 - Favs: 1,049 - Follows: 726 - Updated: 7/16/2005 - Published: 5/23/2004 - Harry P.
Elemental Malice reviews
An Elemental fic. Tom Riddle has dreams, strange for an orphan growing up in 'Endsville'. But he knows there's something out there for him. He finds a letter inviting him to a magic school. He's eager to go, and so is the voice in his head.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,044 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 2/6/2005 - Published: 1/18/2005 - Voldemort
Tears of Twilight reviews
6th year. Harry encounters a menace much more dangerous than the Dark Lord. This leads to an accident, in which he has to find the strength to recover. As the world grows darker, Harry struggles to understand the nature of his life and his choices.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 21,117 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 1/27/2005 - Published: 7/14/2004 - Harry P.
Elemental Sight reviews
An Elemental fic, set in the late 1800s. Thanatos, the god of death, has decided to pay his mortal descendants (the Blacks) on Earth a visit. He doesn't like what he finds. That doesn't mean he has to go home right away. Not when he can have fun.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,909 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 1/27/2005 - Published: 1/18/2005 - Sirius B., Albus D.
Dark Reflections reviews
Maia appears to be the normal, average Slytherin. But her father has come back. The Dark Lord has a plan for his daughter: lure Harry Potter into his hands. These are Maia's thoughts about the whole arrangement. She really isn't too pleased about it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 34,640 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 1/18/2005 - Published: 1/2/2004
Celestial Requiem reviews
Harry, much more cynical and worn from 5th year, wants to be heard without discrimination. He wants to learn how to deal with Voldemort on his own, being the best that he can be without conforming society's mold for him. Enter the writer, Harrison Evans
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 40,240 - Reviews: 1234 - Favs: 2,758 - Follows: 2,161 - Updated: 10/3/2004 - Published: 7/14/2004
The Death Eater Delivery Boy reviews
Dark Reflections one-shot. All new Death Eater initiates are required to do grunt work before they can be full homicidal murderers. Faulkland's delivering stuff. It's too bad that he has a conscience - a hippie one. This mission is a weird one.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,815 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/5/2004 - Complete
Elemental Genesis reviews
Harry Potter finds himself in the middle of a peaceful park after somehow escaping his uncle's abusive household. However, he does not remember his identity or his past. Now Harry must begin a new life under a new name as an elemental mage. AU 5th Summer
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 211,210 - Reviews: 2434 - Favs: 1,857 - Follows: 665 - Updated: 5/23/2004 - Published: 7/13/2003 - Harry P.
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