Aku Maru
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Joined 01-02-03, id: 319537, Profile Updated: 08-16-16
Author has written 14 stories for Harry Potter, Van Helsing, and One Piece.

Well here's the bio page, see if it tells you anything about me.

And for the record I have a strong bias towards Snape. I believe that Harry Potter only exists as his antagonist. A point that can't be disputed.

Surprisingly I have found a taste for One Piece and the ease with which it produces one shots. It makes me wonder if my attention span has suddenly lapsed.

(Found on an editorial review for A Game of Thrones): Readers of epic fantasy series are: (1) patient-they are left in suspense between each volume, (2) persistent-they reread or at least review the previous book(s) when a new installment comes out, (3) strong-these 700-page doorstoppers are heavy, and (4) mentally agile-they follow a host of characters through a myriad of subplots.

For Establishing an Institution: Salazar to Godric about sorting students: "With the amount of thought you put into your choice, Godric, you might as well have that hat of yours make the decision."

So, I have Jusitifcation and Clarification, now I guess I need an Explanation. Any ideas?

You know, when I first had the ambition to become a world renowned author, this wasn't quite how I pictured it. Though I do love how ff.net shows the various countries that read your stories. It gives me a wonderful feeling to know people around the world are reading what I wrote. Can you get any better praise than knowing strangers found your work pleasing to read?

Update August 15, 2016: Good news, everyone! I managed to get settled with Establishing an Institution. Those chapters should be coming along nicely despite the insane hours that nursing demands on my time. The Spy Who Survived also has another chapter on the way dealing with the past. Then I'll be able to focus on the future of that AU. And for more AU action look for A Serpentine Lion in the near future. An AU based on Severus Snape being sorted into Gryffindor. I promise though that my Founders Fic will be closer to completion before that third project is taken on.

Udate August 16, 2016: I really need to find a place to vent my fanfiction ideas so they can have life then death without blooming into huge projects. So not only do I have A serpentine Lion to figure out I have added a collection of one shots to my plate. But I am looking forward to them all. Just need to think of a good starter for HP One Shots. I've never really done those before.

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The War by Victory-Starr reviews
Everyone has a role to play. Entry into the 2012 Potions and Snitches Prompt Fest.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,493 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Swordmaster by Velkyn Karma reviews
Zoro smirks widely, and says with all the confidence and contentment in the world, "That kid...is the man that is going to kill me one day." Set post-series. One-shot, complete.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,855 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 458 - Follows: 54 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Zoro - Complete
Fried Squid by Konsui's Little Brother reviews
When they got out of this part of the Grand Line, Zolo was never letting another piece of squid touch him again. For now though, he'd eat it with no complaint.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 680 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 38 - Published: 11/25/2010 - Zoro, Sanji - Complete
A Promise to Be Better by Raven Dancer reviews
After returning to the Death Eaters Snape begins to crack. It's up to Dumbledore to keep him together through the turmoil. COMPLETED.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 46 - Words: 131,009 - Reviews: 623 - Favs: 395 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 7/11/2010 - Published: 10/28/2001 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
Fang of a Basilisk by AfraidOfFalling reviews
Revised! "Kill me like you killed him, you coward." Whoever said that words could not hurt? Reflections of Severus Snape following a few particularly stressful events.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,303 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/18/2010 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Not Completely Lost by SybLaTortue reviews
In which Zoro suddenly grow a sense of direction.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 970 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/14/2010 - Zoro, Sanji - Complete
Final Betrayal by AstroKender reviews
Finding One Piece, the Straw Hats leave the Grand Line and return to the the East Blue. But history seems determined to repeat itself, and for the second time in twenty five years Loguetown finds itself hosting the trial of Pirate King. Now Complete!
One Piece - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 114,487 - Reviews: 355 - Favs: 625 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 9/11/2008 - Published: 9/14/2007 - Luffy, Zoro - Complete
The Unexpected Friend by Questie reviews
Harry and Severus are captured during Harry's 5th year. Not related to OOTP. Harry and the remaining Marauders discover some of Severus' hidden past.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 86,884 - Reviews: 885 - Favs: 446 - Follows: 368 - Updated: 7/28/2007 - Published: 6/3/2003 - Severus S., Harry P.
Awake, Dry Bones by Oldwickedsongs reviews
One by one, the Knights of the Holy Order are being hunted down by an ancient evil and the only hope is for a waning Gabriel Van Helsing to enlist the help of the only one who was ever able to defeat this foe: Count Vladislaus Dracula.(He's back)
Van Helsing - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,600 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/30/2005 - Published: 11/17/2004
The Wounded by ReeraTheRed reviews
Voldemort is dead, it's over, but happy endings are harder than that. Alarmed by Snape's behavior, Lupin is forced to impose a strange kind of therapy on his friend. Can being transformed into a creature with a simple heart heal a damaged spirit? AU now.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 62,039 - Reviews: 524 - Favs: 365 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 9/17/2004 - Published: 9/12/2003 - Remus L., Severus S. - Complete
Monster by Oldwickedsongs reviews
-Completed- Van Helsing crossover: A vampire claiming to be Count Dracula has formed an alliance with Voldemort. This would be fine but the Count has usurped the Dark Prince from power. Throw in Van Helsing, and fun's bound to follow. Now with Remus.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,373 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/4/2004 - Published: 5/24/2004 - Severus S. - Complete
Promises Unbroken by Robin4 reviews
Sirius Black remained the Secret Keeper and everything he feared came to pass. Ten years later, James and Lily live, Harry attends Hogwarts, and Voldemort remains…yet the world is different and nothing is as it seems. AU, updated for HBP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 41 - Words: 170,882 - Reviews: 2984 - Favs: 2,866 - Follows: 592 - Updated: 10/6/2003 - Published: 2/24/2003 - Sirius B., Remus L., James P., Severus S. - Complete
The Price We Pay by Ilmare2 reviews
After the end of the second war Dumbledore rescues a captured Snape from the dungeons of Lord Voldemort and the long road to recovery begins.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 39,649 - Reviews: 410 - Favs: 243 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 9/21/2003 - Published: 7/14/2003 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
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: 648 - Favs: 364 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 8/26/2003 - Published: 10/9/2002 - Severus S., Voldemort
The Sorrows of Lucifer by Dzeytoun reviews
Severus Snape reflects on Albus Dumbledore's attitude towards Harry Potter. A companion story to my fic HERE BE MONSTERS.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,422 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/16/2003 - Severus S., Albus D.
Sticks and Stones by PhantomTF reviews
Life as a double agent begins to take its toll on Snape. Can Harry really trust his most hated professor?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 69,669 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 621 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 7/29/2003 - Published: 2/18/2003 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Are We Negotiating? by DescendingAngel reviews
Snape's return to the light once again, this time I just tried to make him more calculating and a little less heroic and selfless. (complete)
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 61,167 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/20/2003 - Published: 2/16/2003 - Severus S. - Complete
Midnight by the Weasley Watch by excessivelyperky reviews
COMPLETE. Ron Weasley makes up his schoolwork, and actually thinks for a change. Snape gets some Christmas presents he doesn't expect. The old game is over, but a new one is just beginning. Please read and review. And thanks to you all!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 61,121 - Reviews: 334 - Favs: 394 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 6/15/2003 - Published: 2/2/2003 - Ron W., Severus S. - Complete
Dumbledore's Choice by Skitty-Kat reviews
A harsh decision is required of the headmaster; a matter of life and death. Who should he save: Severus or Sirius?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,074 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 13 - Published: 5/14/2003 - Severus S., Sirius B.
The Severus He Saved by Jazz1 reviews
According to the Wizarding World, Severus Dumbledore was murdered when he was four years old...but was he really?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 44,531 - Reviews: 374 - Favs: 289 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 4/21/2003 - Published: 4/1/2002 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
Seek and Ye Shall Find by Oldwickedsongs reviews
*Completed* The Dark Times are over and now secrets are being exposed- but are the inprisoned really guilty and is Dumbledore's spy really the hero Albus believes him to be? Plz. R/R
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,848 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 9/16/2002 - Published: 8/19/2002 - Severus S. - Complete
A Small Truce by Mariner reviews
Severus Snape threatens an owl, faces a moral quandary, and talks to a wall.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,084 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/13/2002 - Severus S., Sirius B.
Squib Wizard by Ozma reviews
COMPLETE. Filch learns many lessons about the use and abuse of power, and guilt and forgiveness. Featured characters include Snape, McGonagall, Ginny, Neville, and Draco, among others. Sequel to Squib Doors.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 48,493 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 12 - Updated: 4/7/2002 - Published: 3/10/2002 - Argus F., Severus S. - Complete
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Establishing an Institution reviews
Trials and triumphs of creating a safe haven for the magical community of Britannia and the unlikely friendship that forged a new world in times of adversity. Each from a different walk of life, bringing much needed insights to the others. Founders Era
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 78,635 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/14 - Published: 3/22/2010 - Salazar S., Godric G., Helga H., Rowena R.
The Spy Who Survived reviews
AU. All things being the same except that Severus Snape survives the encounter with Nagini. This follows the Potions Master and Harry Potter as they navigate the post war world, specifically the trouble Severus has integrating into a society that despises the concept of him. Bonding, no slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,707 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 11/19/2015 - Published: 1/17/2015 - Severus S., Harry P.
Daily Oddities reviews
Even lazy days have their excitement. A series of snapshots of the little quirks in the lives of the Straw Hat Pirates. Revolving around Zoro for the majority of the time. Next- Zoro's reflexes or lack thereof as noticed by Robin and Nami and experimented with by Luffy, Usopp, and Chopper.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,365 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 1/18/2015 - Published: 9/12/2011 - Zoro, Straw Hats P.
One Piece: Color Walks reviews
The Manga Chapter Art lends itself to one shots easily. Using these scenes as starting points or inspiration the following one shots focus on the Straw Hat Pirates. Next- Unused Talent: Grand Jipangu. Unlikely inspiration and Usopp's surprising skill. Chp 526
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,902 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/18/2015 - Published: 9/8/2011 - Straw Hats P.
The Godfathers reviews
If Sirus was Jame's choice for a Godfather who would be Lily's choice?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,912 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/31/2012 - Lily Evans P., Severus S. - Complete
Musings of a Marimo reviews
Ever wonder what goes on inside the stoic swordsman's head? Zoro has his moments of profound thought as well as his absolute insanity driving his actions. The world through Zoro's eyes. Next- On Seagulls: Why are the Marines represented by a SEAGULL?
One Piece - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,690 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/2/2011 - Published: 10/28/2011 - Zoro
Clarification reviews
Sanji searches for answers and discovers an understanding. Zoro clarifies a few things about their captain and his own roll during the incident with Kuma on Thriller Bark.
One Piece - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,572 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/25/2011 - Zoro, Sanji - Complete
Horrors of the Pranks reviews
Pranks of the Marauders and the twists and turns the prank war cause. Humor clashes with terror as the fifth year runs its full course and sets the scene for the future of key individuals. Possible AU, compliant with all books. Currently Out of Commission
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,673 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/19/2010 - Published: 5/6/2010 - Marauders, Severus S.
In Attendance, Out of Memory reviews
She should be laughing at him. 'Severus, such sentimentality is reserved for us emotional Griffindors. You know that.' Snape remembers the dead only to be forgotten himself.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,981 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/15/2007 - Published: 2/2/2003 - Severus S., Albus S. P., Lily Evans P. - Complete
THE HEART reviews
Before the lost memories there had been a life. One that had already lived long beyond its time. Van Helsing's history is long intertwined with Dracula, this is how Gabriel forgot.
Van Helsing - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,718 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/28/2005 - Published: 12/25/2004 - Dracula, Van Helsing, OC - Complete
Something reviews
5th year AU plot: Potter's nightmares are doing physical damage. Snape sent an unknown element out to stop it. Black is neck deep into serious trouble. Lupin attempts to find peace and protect Harry. Currently Out of Commission.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 127,824 - Reviews: 267 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/25/2004 - Published: 1/26/2003 - Severus S., Harry P.
The Price of Loyalty reviews
Identity crisis and a lost battle. Failure is not a normal state of occurance, but as the Dark Prince is discovering the consequences of failure are harsh. Now he faces his most difficult task and choice. AU, originally set 5th year but could be any.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 11 - Words: 25,732 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/11/2004 - Published: 6/3/2003 - Severus S.
Dawn of the Dark reviews
The rise of the Dark Lord was not sudden. It was a long prcess of waiting and calculation. A short one shot delving into Voldemort's goals and setbacks and how he made his fatal mistake.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,470 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 6/26/2004 - Published: 12/16/2003 - Voldemort - Complete
Justification reviews
A hypothetical followed by a serious conversation between Severus Snape and Albus Dumbledore. Dumbledore senses that Snape wants to tell him something and gets more then he bargained. For those who can't stand a sobbing Snape story of redemption.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,126 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/6/2004 - Albus D., Severus S. - Complete
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