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Joined 05-13-11, id: 2918845, Profile Updated: 02-24-15
Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter, Animorphs, and Magic: The Gathering.

So, yo, I'm mainstreet52... usually shortened to mainstreet most places on the 'net, but that simple a name is often taken, like here. So, mainstreet52 it is!

Not much about me to tell, really... I'm a sci-fi/fantasy reader, and I enjoy tabletop games... video games, not so much, though there are a few exceptions, such as Pokemon (sad that I don't have access to the newer games though).

I have started dabbling in writing, but other than the one partial story and few shorts up, there's nothing I've dared to actually publish yet. I'm just not at the level I'd want from myself. I'm working on it... kinda.

Writing Update: Okay, I started The Granger Revolution basically because someone dragged me into trying NaNo. As I predicted though, I ran out of time. I don't really want to immerse myself into a world to not have time to write it much, so expect it to not continue until this summer at the earliest. I might post an occasional oneshot of other things, because for shorts it's easier to pop in and pop out of a universe idea I have.

Another Writing Update: Okay, so I'm sort of drifting with my life in general right now. While it does mean I have more time to write, it also means my muse is highly erratic. I can't promise I'll get back to Revolution, or anything else in particular... we'll see where my writing takes me, if anywhere at all!

I don't like giving negative reviews. If I don't like something, I'll usually walk away without a word. I simply don't have the time to put someone down -- there are so many great uses of my time that have a positive impact in the world... this is not to say I won't point out helpful things, but flaming is right out. Okay, I'm forced to declare an exception here: I will flame for one reason. If your fic is good enough to let me spend time on it, then through the rhetoric after I've spent time you're clearly revealed as a bigot in some form, I will call you on it. I don't find bigotry in any form acceptable. It's the 21st century, grow up! (This doesn't mean a character -- I can tell the difference between a bigoted character and a bigoted author.)

I have a few gripes on technical issues here which I need to talk about:

Formatting Abuse. No, your fic does not need to be all in bold, or all bold and italic, or all italic. No, you do not need to use a line break every 3 lines. This doesn't happen too often, but when it does, it's egregious and I can't stand it. It's hard enough to stare at a screen for hours on end to read fanfiction. I do it because it's enjoyable, but there is so much fic out there I don't need to give myself eye strain unnecessarily.

Atrocious Grammar. Most notably, failure to understand what a paragraph is or how to use it -- putting 30 lines of dialogue into one paragraph makes me cry a little inside. Please, please, please, learn to paragraph properly. I see people with so many good eyes, but then... wall of text, multiple people speaking in the same paragraph... to me, it becomes unreadable. Failure to capitalize names repeatedly, or sentences. (Irony note: the previous sentences are fragments. I'm just listing though.) I probably won't notice an occasional misplaced comma or misspelled word, though (if it's every other line, on the other hand...). Also, if your summary looks like it was written by a five-year-old I will assume your fic was as well and won't bother. Though I may go on IRC and mock your summary.

And now for something completely different...

Unreasonable Pairings. Before I get shouted at from people that think I'm prejudiced or some such rot, I will state that any pairing is possible if you actually explain it and provide circumstances where this could actually happen. However, one conversation where two individuals that hate each other and hate each other's ideas on life in general (in canon) were forced into is NOT a reasonable circumstance to trigger the pairing. This is even harder when we're also looking at cross-generational pairings. If two people don't respect each other as people in canon, they are NOT a realistic pairing unless you make substantial changes to at least one member of the pairing's existence, probably going well before the pairing would be triggers. I won't name specific pairs here to avoid flames, but this can make a good fic unreadable fast.

On that note, here are specifically, the points of "interest." Each point for a pairing requires more justification to make the pairing work. Very few pairings can't work at all, mind. But the more points, the more justification you need, imho:
If the characters are enemies, that's a point.
If the characters are from different generations, that's a point. (Even if they're "both adults"!)
If, in canon, one of the characters has gone out of their way to specifically antagonize the other, that's a point. Two points if it goes both ways.
If one of the characters belongs to a group that the other character does not respect, that's a point, especially if it's a prejudice/discrimination issue. Two points if it goes both ways.
If you must alter a character's canon sexual orientation, that's more than just a point.
If you must alter a character's gender/identity, that's two points, unless it doesn't advance your plot at all, or it is the main idea behind your plot, in which case, it's infinite points -- I certainly don't see the point in reading such an unoriginal and silly concept -- it SCREAMS forcing a pairing that you can't make work otherwise.
If the characters have a natural relationship that makes a "pairing" problematic, that is any number of points depending on the severity of it. (Student/Teacher pairings being very very close to infinite points -- these are just wrong to me.)

Obviously this whole bit is just my .02, and for readers that aren't me, they'll have different ideas, so don't take this as absolute. And remember, there is little that can't be overcome with quality effort in justification.

On a related note: artificial methods of forcing a pairing together are not justification. I don't have an issue with things like magical soul bonds, or contracts and the like, to a point, but if the pairing doesn't already get justified, or isn't handled well, it's just bad writing. (And don't even get me started on the ridiculousness of Marriage Law fics... this is just the very antithesis of actually putting effort into making your pairing work. The only good response to Marriage Law is the one done a few times that results in such a government going down hard.)

Another note: Please don't give yamis and hikaris their own bodies without explaining how this happened. Fastest way to kill a Yu-Gi-Oh! fic for me. It's not like it's that hard to come up with something believable, it is a fantasy storyline, there's way to concieve it, just actually please DO it.

Submit Your Own Character (Tribute/Trainer/Duelist/Student/etc.) fics: No. Please. No. If I make you a character, unless I make a lot of effort to make it very detailed, you will screw it up. If I do this, you will still screw it up. I'd be better off writing the character for a fic myself. Also you're just asking for people to hand you Mary Sues all day long. I can live with OCs in fics, but I do leave at the first sign of Mary Sue. Having open submissions, though, is just your way of saying "I don't want to put the effort in to make this fic work on my own."

STOP SOPA! STOP THE TPP! Yes... but please don't make fic chapters or worse, entire fanfics, with this as the content. It's annoying, and because of how this site works, you can't even get the links right half the time.

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Hermione Granger and the Marriage Law Revolution by Starfox5 reviews
Hermione Granger deals with the marriage law the Wizengamot passed after Voldemort's defeat - in the style of the French Revolution. Old scores are settled but new enemies gather their forces, determined to crush the new British Ministry.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 126,364 - Reviews: 689 - Favs: 616 - Follows: 846 - Updated: 2/28 - Published: 8/5/2014 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete
Harry Potter and the Natural 20 by Sir Poley reviews
Milo, a genre-savvy D&D Wizard and Adventurer Extraordinaire is forced to attend Hogwarts, and soon finds himself plunged into a new adventure of magic, mad old Wizards, metagaming, misunderstandings, and munchkinry. Updates Fridays.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Dungeons and Dragons - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 72 - Words: 301,307 - Reviews: 5127 - Favs: 3,504 - Follows: 4,023 - Updated: 2/27 - Published: 5/7/2012
Hermione Granger and the Prince of Serpents by CreatorZorah reviews
At the age of five Harry turns into a snake. Five years later he saves a girl named Hermione.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 36 - Words: 77,496 - Reviews: 1495 - Favs: 2,239 - Follows: 2,875 - Updated: 2/2 - Published: 5/21/2012 - Hermione G., Harry P.
With You by My Side by HermiHugs reviews
Harry and Hermione are 'child prodigies'. Destiny managed to throw them together and they form a bond far stronger than any seen in the wizarding world. They use their intelligence to bring innovations into the world that have not been thought before.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 56 - Words: 315,536 - Reviews: 2019 - Favs: 3,613 - Follows: 4,125 - Updated: 12/30/2014 - Published: 2/3/2012 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] [Sirius B., Amelia B.] - Complete
Harry Crow by robst reviews
What will happen when a goblin-raised Harry arrives at Hogwarts. A Harry who has received training, already knows the prophecy and has no scar. With the backing of the goblin nation and Hogwarts herself. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 106 - Words: 737,006 - Reviews: 24433 - Favs: 12,091 - Follows: 11,202 - Updated: 6/8/2014 - Published: 6/5/2012 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete
Megamorphs: The Wizarding World by typhoonboom08 reviews
Horror strikes as the Yeerks discover the wizards. However, thanks to a war, infesting them is moving extremely slowly. Determined to stop them quickly, the Animorphs head to England with the morphing cube and the determination to infuriate two tyrants
Crossover - Animorphs & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 127,949 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 4/7/2014 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Jake, Neville L. - Complete
Heart and Soul by Sillimaure reviews
The Dementor attack on Harry during the summer after his fourth year leaves him on the verge of having his wand snapped. Unwilling to leave anything to chance, Sirius Black sets events into motion which will change Harry's life forever. HP/HG/FD
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 80 - Words: 752,614 - Reviews: 5678 - Favs: 6,195 - Follows: 5,778 - Updated: 1/19/2014 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G., Fleur D. - Complete
In the Pale Moonlight by SongToTheSiren reviews
This is a Snape story inspired by the Star Trek DS9 episode of the same name. An essentially good man doing what needs to be done, being corrupted by the situation he finds himself in and by the decisions that he has made. Rated for language.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,301 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/3/2012 - Severus S. - Complete
The Magician by Five Minutes Til Bedtime reviews
When he was little, Harry Potter's favorite show was Doctor Who. One-shot. Not a crossover.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,870 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 366 - Follows: 70 - Published: 5/5/2012 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Mind by Overdog reviews
What really happens when an abused teen reaches his breaking point? People get killed in this story, and real-life teenagers cuss. This is an A/U fic, and deviates from canon. HP/HG/LL, though later.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 27 - Words: 67,348 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 1,351 - Follows: 520 - Updated: 3/25/2012 - Published: 3/10/2012 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
A Study in Magic by Vixit reviews
When Albus Dumbledore shows up at Baker Street with strange demands and baby-filled picnic baskets, Sherlock Holmes is less than thrilled. Featuring Detective!Harry, Competent!Quirrell, and the world's only private consulting detective. No slash.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 45,805 - Reviews: 745 - Favs: 1,809 - Follows: 1,215 - Updated: 3/15/2012 - Published: 4/28/2011 - Harry P., Sherlock Holmes - Complete
Mentored By The Gray by Soxman reviews
Instead of dying at the heart of Malachor, Kreia finds herself in another universe. No pairing... yet. No longer a One-shot.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Star Wars - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,384 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 347 - Follows: 381 - Updated: 2/27/2012 - Published: 12/24/2010 - Harry P., Kreia
Secret of Mana by FutureCam reviews
Set during Fifth year. Jace Beleren and Chandra Nalaar end up teaching Defence against the Dark Arts. Hilarity, Umbridge-bashing and the plots of Voldemort allied with Nicol Bolas ensue. ...and just where do Liliana Vess' loyalties lie?
Crossover - Harry Potter & Magic: The Gathering - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,542 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 2/12/2012 - Published: 12/19/2010 - Dolores U., Jace B.
Brilliant Creatures by Muse Scroll reviews
A trainer, having beaten Cynthia, is invited to teach at Hogwarts the basics of Pokémon Training, and he accepts. Based on Hokage Lizy-Sama's story. Rating for safety. Disclaimer: I own neither series.
Crossover - Pokémon & Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 67,669 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 1/18/2012 - Published: 12/14/2010 - Luxray/Rentorar, Harry P.
To Serve in Heaven by Michael Weyer reviews
In the Mirror Universe, the Enterprise finds a ship with a legendary figure that will change everything for them.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,518 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/17/2011 - Complete
The Book of Abraham the Mage by Paimpont reviews
When three Hogwarts students are murdered, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon goes undercover as the new DADA teacher. Assisted by Harry, Hermione, and his old flame Professor Septima Vector, Langdon unearths deadly ancient secrets at Hogwarts.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Robert Langdon series - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 48,492 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 8/13/2011 - Published: 11/9/2010 - Harry P., R. Langdon
Magic Chronicles by Ulquiorra9000 reviews
Five ordinary teens find themselves in the Multiverse, and must become powerful spell-wielders with their cards to defeat an evil villainess intent on enslaving the entire Multiverse in her evil grip.
Magic: The Gathering - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 197,584 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/31/2011 - Published: 10/20/2008 - Complete
Elfangor's Folly by Kim Hoppy reviews
After the crash landing, Elfangor finds himself on Earth, alone, the only ones knowing of his presence being the five children who saw him crash. Confronted with the choice to fight or to hide, he chooses to continue the battle. AU
Animorphs - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 514,319 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 26 - Published: 3/27/2010 - Elfangor - Complete
Royal by Batsutousai reviews
Once, magical Europe was ruled by one family. When that family fell, the Ministries rose. The lost heir and friends have spent four years at Hogwarts, and it's time for them to change their world, but is the world ready for them? Dark!Harry
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 40,961 - Reviews: 427 - Favs: 1,346 - Follows: 534 - Updated: 3/21/2010 - Published: 2/18/2010 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G., Albus D. - Complete
Desert Warrior by ShadeDancer reviews
HP Mummy Returns xover. The Dursely’s took Harry with them to Egypt and then gave his life to the desert. The Gods had other plans though and Harry became a warrior of the desert, a Medjai. TO FLAMERS WHO CANNOT READ ANs THE STORY IS NOT SLASH.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Mummy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 73,720 - Reviews: 1640 - Favs: 2,191 - Follows: 1,671 - Updated: 3/11/2009 - Published: 8/24/2005 - Harry P., Ardeth B. - Complete
Platform i by shewhoguards reviews
The first time Remus Lupin tried to board the Hogwarts Express, he went to Platform EightAndAQuarter by mistake.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,490 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 11 - Published: 10/21/2007 - Remus L. - Complete
A Year with Q by Morena Evensong reviews
Q loses a bet with his son. Now he must pretend to be a sixth year student at Hogwarts without using any of his powers. How will Hogwarts react to the new student? Will Q survive the year? x-over with Star Trek: TNG and Voyager.
Crossover - StarTrek: The Next Generation & Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 43 - Words: 154,373 - Reviews: 679 - Favs: 456 - Follows: 308 - Updated: 8/2/2007 - Published: 6/9/2004 - Q
How to Write a Harry Potter Fanfiction by cupid-painted-blind reviews
Seven steps to writing yet another cliched Harry Potter fanfiction.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,051 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 319 - Follows: 34 - Published: 8/2/2006 - Complete
Harry Potter and the Eagle of Truthiness by Christine Morgan reviews
Hogwarts meets the Colbert Report ... guess who the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is?
X-overs - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,426 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 56 - Published: 3/22/2006 - Complete
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Morphing Through Time reviews
The Animorphs find themselves blown to 10th-century Scotland. They've spent time learning there, but their return to the modern era, plus two from the 10th century, will change everything. Oneshot because I don't have time to write the whole story. Feel free to adopt (PM me).
Crossover - Animorphs & Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,257 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/19
The Granger Revolution reviews
Fed up with the persistent and rampant prejudices, and the total lack of apparent change after the war, Hermione Granger makes a simple commitment: Change the system by any means necessary. Post-DH, sans epilogue. (Likely eventually HG/multi but will not be a focus.) NaNoWriMo 2014 (at least to start)
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,801 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/11/2014 - Published: 11/1/2014
It's Probably Nothing reviews
Harry has to create his own path out of his head after Voldemort "kills" him at the Battle of Hogwarts. No big deal, right? Set during DH (obviously).
Crossover - Harry Potter & Magic: The Gathering - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 429 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/12/2013 - Harry P., Albus D., Narcissa M. - Complete