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Author has written 30 stories for Harry Potter, Valdemar universe, and Chronicles of Narnia.
My name is Kila M, and I'm, well, what type of person asks a lady's age?! For shame! Hehehe...
I am a Ravenclaw! By choice - I took the Quizzy test, and chose between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. Go Ravenclaw, Blue and copper!
Does anyone know whether Kamiocre went onto another site, and if so, which site? Because I really really really loved their stories, and they don't post anymore! Please, if you know, send me a message!
Here's a link for those of you who want to know what the Marauders' sign looks like. (From Marauders Forever):
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Message for the endlessly gracious Tover!
I am writing this as a HUGE thank you for offering to translate my craziness into understandable French. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
So, if anyone is reading The Boy of Many Names, the French is now correctly translated. YAY!
Erm, so, I like reading HPFanfics, Mercedes Lackey, CROSSOVERS!!! Tamora Pierce, Star Wars...
My fave crossovers are:
HP/Valdemar (there aren't enough of these!)
HP/Song of the Lioness (or any other Tortall book series, really)
HP/Circle of Magic (or any other book involving our fave four ambient mages!)
While I HATEHATEHATE Twilight, I find HP/Twilight crossovers occasionally tolerable. OCCASIONALLY.
I hope to begin posting my own stuff, so we'll see how that goes... my favorite ships? well...
In HARRY POTTER:
My ultimate favorite, must have except in extreme circumstances is... dumdededum...:
Okay, yeah, yeah, so anyone who's seen my favorite stories list can see that.
My next fave would have to be Harry/Luna, followed by Harry/Tonks and Harry/Hermione. For me to like Ginny, it has to be REALLY good.
Slash is great too. While in canon, it would be impossible, I must say that this is fanfiction. It is most definitely allowed to break the canon rules.
Soooooooo with slash involving Harry, it goes something like:
While these tend to be my favorites, I really don't mind shipping so long as it is well written (except Remus/Tonks; I can barely ever tolerate that)
OCs are alright, so long as authors hold them in check. (NO Mary Sues)
Bashing can be FUN! (So long as Remus, Sirius, Fred, George, and Harry all stick together. Oh, and throw in Neville and Luna as well.) I especially like Dumbledore Bashing, or Weasley Bashing.
Time Travel is awesome, but needs to be watched carefully. I'm writing WAY too many time travel stories, myself. They can get out of hand.
Super!Anybody only works as humor. Don't use it anywhere else!
Now, I don't tend to like fanfics where Harry turns-into-a-creature-and-is-automatically-bonded-to-someone-he-hates. Sometimes I'll read them, but it is doubtful that they will ever end up on my faves list. Oh, and I can barely ever tolerate Sirius!Bashing or Remus!Bashing. I mean, I cried when they died in the CANON series, I love them. They're my ultimate favorite characters!
My biggest Pet Peeve is grammatical errors and spelling errors. I will ALWAYS close a fanfic that is completely unreadable. Please. If you are grammatically challenged, use a program to help, or a parent, or a friend, spouse, etc., etc. If you are challenged in the area of vocabulary and keeping words correctly spelled - there are two VERY important books in this world. One is called a thesaurus, the other is called a dictionary. For the love of God, USE THEM!!
Yeah, I get a bit fired up about that.
So, have fun reading my insane obsessions!
Story summaries for my most urgent WIPs:
A Boy of Many Names - Boy has no name, so when he ends up in the care of Michelle and her friends, he gains more than a home - he gains three, very unusual, names. When he gets to Hogwarts, though, he finds out that he is not merely a musically and academically gifted child...
The Sky is Falling - Sirius struggles to understand a phrase with no meaning -- until it takes on a meaning of its own, a sinister meaning...
To Write a Silent Song - Currently this is a Harmony fic with (hopefully) lots of Dumbles bashing. Plus, an OC named Day who is stuck being a teenager till she falls in love...
Invisible: The Diary of Eileen Dunbar - Harry's second year and on through the eyes of a shunned Hufflepuff, not HBP or DH compliant, and occasionally deviating from actual canon, but mostly canon compliant. Now up to 1994 and moving.
Purple Snowflakes - A sequel to Out of Place, which was originally going to be a stand-alone. Add Luna Lovegood to the mix of Harry, Andromeda, and Teddy. Gotta get rid of those prizzletwippers! And no longer a WIP!
Loneliness - The friendship between Four intricately bound people. One sneaky, one rebellious, one fierce, and one unconventional.
Bright Blood and Dark Fire - Ginevra Weasley lost her best friend at age four, when the Ministry sent Aurors to kill the six-year-old girl. Since then, Ginny's view of the world has been rather cynical, and her grip on sanity gradually smaller with each hardship in her life.
Introspection - An ongoing selection of short stories all part of the same universe, from different points of view. Currently Hermione talking about Harry, Remus talking about Sirius, and Lily talking about Remus.
This is An Emergency! - Just how idiotic is the Wizarding World, anyway? Very.
The Man with the White Owl - Accidental time travel, the Order of the Flaming Pheasants, and a possible Dark Lord who commands an entire generation, and only obeys his white owl.
It's Comfortable - Mostly canon compliant story with a Sirius/Remus ship. Remus married Tonks, why?
To Rebuild - Harry and Ginny are the only ones of their generation left. Leaving a destroyed world for one that has not quite yet reached the point of endless massacre, can they rebuild themselves, as well as the life of a boy who does not know his own worth?
The Amulet - Back in the day, Godric Gryffindor and Salazar Slytherin made a pair of amulets. Imbued within these amulets, unbeknownst to them, was the power of Fate Herself. In the hands of the mourning last warrior of the Light, over a thousand years later, Fate turns back time itself when the remains of the world are merely ash and amulet.
Who Knew? - After the final battle between Harry and Voldemort, Harry feels extremely distant from everyone, and disappointed. For the first time since the Horcrux in Harry's scar was destroyed, he kisses Ginny. When they open their eyes at the end of the world-shattering kiss, though, they find themselves just an inch from the brink of death. As they begin to learn all of the manipulations in their lives, these words begin to echo - who knew?
Six - There were six, emotion-thought-past-future-present-UNITE. There were six, Ron-Hermione-Ginny-Neville-Luna-HARRY. Once, there was a prophecy. Because then, there were SIX. (My very first HMS Sixpack!)
As The Sun Rises - Lily Weasley grew up with a firm sense of right and wrong, and even went on to become an Auror. But the Dark Lord Shadow is on the rise, and when she arrests a pureblood family, she begins to realize that all is not as it seems...
Black Faith - Narcissa Black was a woman forced into horrible circumstances. And when nothing was left, she took cousin Sirius' advice - using an heirloom left to her after Sirius' death, Narcissa takes an awful chance. But how much of what happened was as inevitable as she had originally thought?
While some of my characters vary from story-to-story, there are some things, that I never change.
Sirius Black: First of all, physical description. No matter what anyone else says, Sirius will always be the same for me. Black hair that is curly when short and waved when long, silvery-gray eyes, strong chin, high cheekbones (which are actually a result of inbreeding). Shorter than Remus, but generally a well-built, strong-looking man. Generally a jokester, he does know how to be serious (no joke). Well meaning, Sirius likes trouble of a not-harmful sort. Pranks, good. Jokes, good. Messes, good. Death, permanent injury? Not good. Occasionally, he will be the cause of unintended harm, because of his propensity to react when angered or frightened. Another side-effect of inbreeding that I often point out is that Sirius has trouble controlling his emotions. Like an easily flipped switch, Sirius can go from cheerful to deadly furious in moments.
Remus Lupin: Physical description - my Remus is nearly always the tallest in a room. If he isn't, then somebody is extraordinarily tall. He is overly thin due to a bad appetite and either little money or a feeling of guilt at eating someone else's food. While Sirius brings to mind black and silver, the main color one thinks of in reference to my Remus is gold. He is tan, has brown eyes that change to gold with intense emotions, and hair that is mostly a golden brown color, with reds, whites and silvers mixed in. He has a distinctive scar on his cheek, and a fainter one on his chin. All of his body is peppered with scars, but thin and scars does not mean that he isn't strong. Inside that tired-looking body is muscle. Personality-wise, Remus has a propensity to blame himself, and to push himself beyond what he can physically accomplish. He is certain that he is a monster because of being a werewolf, and therefore undeserving of love or friendship. Remus seems to be the ultimate Prefect/Teacher so to speak, but beneath the calm and quiet veneer is a wicked sense of humor and a fierce sense of right and wrong. As a teen, Remus is not afraid to set things right when he feels that things are wrong, and with encouragement, does the same even as an adult. He also happens to be the only person who can calm Sirius when he's in a rage.
Harry Potter: Harry is physically tiny, but muscled. Used to hard labor and running from trouble, Harry is aerobically fit. Because of Dursley abuse, Harry is generally the smallest teen around when he's with friends. Around the size of a twelve-year-old at seventeen, Harry has wild and messy black hair that periodically falls in his face, and vivid green eyes that are often compared to the color of the Killing Curse. He has a faintly pointed chin, and cheekbones higher than your everyday plebeian's cheekbones, while not as high as Sirius'. A small nose, not a button, but small, holds continuously falling glasses that have been taped many times, and his back and arms are scarred from both the Dursleys and various run-ins with Voldemort. His personality is generally quiet, and self-contained. Harry is extremely smart, but feels the need to hide it due to the Dursleys, and often doesn't believe he did something correctly unless told, sometimes several times. In times of danger and emergency, Harry will take charge, merely because he thinks that any person who cares would do it, and because he has a serious "saving-person-thing." Afterward, he often will guilt himself to the point of illness. Similarly to Remus, Harry will push himself until there is nothing left, and feels rather undeserving of love, usually having to be convinced.
Albus Too-Many-Names Dumbledore: As a general rule, I dislike Dumbledore. Sometimes, I write him as the Evil Guy Behind Voldie, sometimes I write him as the Well-Meaning-But-Blind-Manipulator, but it is rarely that I actually paint him as a truly Good-Guy. He's has the famous twinkly blue eyes, half-moon glasses, and white beard. He favors brightly and bizzarely colored clothing, and exudes a spell-made aura of power, trustworthiness, and intimidation, on occasion. Physically, he is middling tall, about average height - Remus towers over him. He may seem, at first glance, like the good guy, but he has his fingers in just way too many pies. I sometimes use him for my own personal growth, though - it's hard to write him as a genuine good-guy.
Fred and George Weasley: These guys are two of my favorite guys in the entire canon Harry Potter series. I cried when Fred died. How can you kill one twin without the other? Unlike the movie characters, I always pictured the Twins as being stockier than Ron, and shorter. Both have blue eyes, and freckles, as well as an undeniable penchant for mischief. Thick red hair and a couple of scars from blown-up experiments finish how I picture them. The Twins also worship the Marauders - I love writing them meeting the Marauders. The Twins also have a reputation. When a prank is pulled in Hogwarts, everyone seems to think that it is their fault, even when it isn't.
Molly Weasley: Here's another person, who, like Dumbles, I rarely write as being good. I mean, her eldest five out of seven children left home as quickly as possible, and she sends Howlers for things that are better kept in a private letter. She babies everyone without end, and disapproves of Sirius on principal. Despite their similarity to her late brothers, she constantly disparages Fred and George, and speaks badly of them in public. Physically, Molly is short, overweight, redheaded, with blue eyes and wand in hand, ready to berate the next person to cross her.
Luna Lovegood: I officially love Luna. I look constantly for new ways to write her personality, and new reasons for why she is the way she is. Physically, Luna has blonde-brown hair that reaches her waist, a small stature, and a curved figure that is unusual on a pureblood. She has silver-blue eyes that are slightly protuberant, and probably has a faint need for glasses, leading to unusually wide eyes for focus. Personally, I tend to write Luna as being partially Seer, and partially shy. She is bullied, and does not understand the world the way most people do, looking at everything at a different angle. I sometimes write Luna as speaking in riddles - she is warning you, but you have to figure out what she means, first. When I finish "Purple Snowflakes," I'll finally have written a story with Luna as one of the main characters (and finished it).
A Note on Wizarding History
One extremely boring week, I decided to figure out the backgrounds for numerous Wizarding families. The result was a MASSIVE PowerPoint, complete with multiple family trees, story summaries, and partial OCs. This dealt with several issues I had with the generally believed Potter family tree, including:
Harry's grandfather: Most people take it as given that Harry's grandfather was Charlus Potter, the lone Potter on the Black Family Tree Tapestry. However, using the dates given by JKR, I realized that Charlus was much, much too young to be Harry's grandfather. After all, if wizards live longer than muggles, and can have children for more extended periods of time, then the mention that James Potter was spoiled due to his parents' extreme old age means that James Potter's parents must have, at the very least, been closer to Dumbledore's age than McGonagall's age. However, Harry is the only living Potter by 1981, or so it seems, so what happened to Charlus and Dorea, if they are not his grandparents, (who died previously,) and where did they come from in the first place?
So came the character of Henri Jacques Potier, the Potter who moved to England from France. (That is another story entirely.) Henri married young, but the marriage was barren for a ridiculously long time. So his father, Jacques Remy Potier, remarried. This marriage produced two children, both within the same decade that produced Minerva McGonagall and Tom Riddle. One of those children was the one much confused for Harry's grandfather, Charlus. Charlus married Dorea, and they were both murdered by Death Eaters in the late 1970s. So Charlus Potter is in fact the half-brother of Harry's grandfather. A rudimentary family tree would look like this:
Jacques Remy Potier--> Henri Jacques Potier--> James Henry Potter--> Harry James Potter
The Potter Family The Potter family does originate in Britain. In fact, they were originally a ruling tribe of wizards living in Wales. When the Anglo-Saxon conquest pushed the Celts further west, part of the Potter family fled south, through Cornwall and across the Channel to France. Later, when the Normans conquered Britain, another group of the remaining British Potters fled to the French mountains. A remaining branch of Potters kept up the family homes in Wales, and produced a strong young wizard who visited his family in France at one point, gaining a French nickname - Golden Gryphon. As years passed, wars took their toll on the Potters, and it was withered remains of a once strong family that returned to Wales from France in the late 1800s. The last descendent of the Welsh line, a young woman, married the last descendent of the French line. One hundred years after their marriage, the heir to the Potter family was born, and given a British name - James Henry Potter.
As you may have seen, I have a kooky imagination. But, it has a tendency to run wild here, so have fun!