Pretty Desdemona
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Joined 01-23-12, id: 3657561, Profile Updated: 08-26-13
Author has written 6 stories for Harry Potter.

Trailer for Victim of the Fall (edited by MarauderNo5) can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLgxhXus2gY

Second trailer for Victim of the Fall (edited by PrettyDesdemona) can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXEfJOmW4MA

Raise Your Weapon - The Big Seven, a Harry Potter tribute (edited by PrettyDesdemona) can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNSyXOyQULc

Books, novels, have always grabbed me. Worming their way into my head. Whether they are good or bad, I would plough through them and immerse myself in them. And if not, they would have to be really crushingly boring. Seriously. I mean ridiculously, claw-your-own-face-off boring. They have been a comfort and an escape but at the same time, scary and confronting. What I love about them the most is they are so accepting, so effortless, not in the writing of them no, but in the reading. All you need do is pick one up and skip through to the first page. That’s it. No fiddling about with technology, no procrastination or conversation, no convincing or arguing, they just are. They accept you. They don’t mind if you accidentally smear pizza sauce on one of their pages or drop them on a bus when you’re standing, crunched between people, simultaneously concentrating on the words and clutching the hand rails for dear life. They don’t mind if you go away on holiday and leave them on your bedside table. They don’t mind if it takes you six months to get through them. They don’t care if you are employed or a drug addict or a rock star. They don’t care if you work at centrelink and spend your time making people’s lives miserable. Even if you’re homeless, you can still have a nice book tucked inside your jacket. I don’t see you lugging around a T.V, DVD player and a DVD, huh?

A book just is. Regardless of who reads it or what they think. I love that they are so solid, so secure.

So, in my everlasting quest for security, it made sense that I write one. Or rather, try. Because writing a book and trying to write a book are two very different things aren’t they? One says, “Hey, I’m quirky and intelligent, with an air of mystery. But I have a purpose.” The other says, “I am on the dole.”

Though to be honest, depending on how good the book you wrote or are writing actually is, you probably flit between both extremes whether you’re published or not.

I think it’s fairly easy to make the decision to write a book. The difficult part is deciding what to write about. I never have the ideas; I just have the idea to have the ideas. So really my process is that I get the sudden urge to write but instead just end up staring blankly at the computer screen for an hour trying to think of something witty and charming. And even if I do come up with something. Even if I get to the point where I am least putting ideas into dot points on the page, i.e.:

(poss.) about a girl

(poss.) lives in Sydney

(poss.) keeps goldfish...

(poss.) loves playing tennis...

And... And...

(poss.) Drinks heavily (?)

Even if I get past that, then I am confronted with the task of thinking of some smooth and winning line with which to open with. I am exceedingly paranoid about that. Mostly because I once watched an episode of one of my favourite comedy shows wherein there was a publishing character who could supposedly judge an authors talent and subsequently the quality of the book on the very first line. This I subconsciously took as gospel even though logic suggests that it is crap.

So in this instance, when I am stuck for ideas and my imagination has gone on out to lunch (only raising its head to do exactly the opposite of what I am trying to do, for example, when I want to write a song I find myself with the irresistible urge to draw and visa versa) I think that the easiest thing for one to do, would be to write about what one already knows. And just to get to the point, that is precisely what I intend to do.

I know Harry Potter.

I also know Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones and the Mighty Boosh, but Harry Potter is where my heart sits nice and comfortable. So while I sit around, on the dole, procrastinating about my original novel (which, mercifully, is actually doing quite a nice job of writing itself right now) I'll write fanfiction. Because it helps and because I love doing it.

It make me so happy, euphorically happy in fact, that I get to share it with all of you. So thank you for that and enjoy.

xx

Desdemona

P.S For all of you who would like to make any fic requests, please PLEASE feel free. Honestly. I love them. Send me an email at pretty.desdemona@hotmail.com

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Covered in Crimson by cklls reviews
Nom-Best Multi-Chap-Deathly Hallows Awards - Dec 2010. Draco awakens in an unfamiliar place, having committed an unspeakable crime, with no wand, and no memory of how he got there. Will he save her from death, or will he be the coward he's always been?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 157,640 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 488 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 2/14/2015 - Published: 6/19/2010 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Broken by inadaze22 reviews
He felt something close to pity for the woman in front of him. And while that disturbed Draco to no end, what really disgusted him most of all was the harrowing fact that someone or something had broken Hermione Granger’s spirit beyond recognition.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 367,993 - Reviews: 5146 - Favs: 7,158 - Follows: 2,201 - Updated: 7/15/2009 - Published: 4/2/2008 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
The Eyes of the Forest by Rizzle reviews
They make such a beautiful couple, my wayward lovers. A perfect mismatched set. One dark, the other light. One sunshine and autumn, the other thunderstorms and rainy days.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,953 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 33 - Published: 5/28/2009 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
The Portrait by atruwriter reviews
A tragic death leads Remus and Harry to the unveiling of a portrait of The Blacks. A couple whose love for each other was evidenced even after death. [One Shot SiriusHermione]
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,355 - Reviews: 419 - Favs: 1,114 - Follows: 154 - Published: 11/16/2007 - [Hermione G., Sirius B.] - Complete
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Victim of the Fall reviews
Hermione has found herself alone and friendless after the war, desperately attempting to combat her residual pain and terror as she returns to Hogwarts to complete her seventh year. The world is not what she had always thought it to be. Amidst confusion and loss, she finds herself on a quest for Truth, Joy, and Love. A Hermione-centric story
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 30,258 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 3/24 - Published: 6/13/2015 - Hermione G., Draco M.
Victim of the Fall (The First Draft) reviews
A new and improved version of this story is now being published. See my page for further details!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 214,917 - Reviews: 637 - Favs: 539 - Follows: 398 - Updated: 12/29/2015 - Published: 11/26/2012 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
After the Fall reviews
A lot can happen in eighteen years. People change, they move and grow. Life blurs out of focus. But reality will always have a way of bringing you back home again.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 118,781 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 184 - Updated: 6/9/2015 - Published: 3/28/2013 - Hermione G., Draco M., Ron W., Harry P.
The Highest of Priests reviews
"What, you might ask, makes me the one who can provide humanity with the cleansing I speak of? Me? A mere man, a mortal of flesh and blood and bone and sinew? Am I a god? No. But, to put it simply, I am above mortality. All of it. I am above love and fear and death. And because of that, I am the only one worthy. I am pure."
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,703 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 4/26/2013 - Published: 4/6/2013 - Hermione G., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
A Breathtaking Image of Defiance reviews
How do we separate the sadists from the heroes? In a world where love and hate are almost mutually exclusive, there is no difference. Reality shows us something far more poignant. Reality shows us reality. Not DH compliant. AU. Oneshot. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,937 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/5/2013 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Abnormally Attracted to Sin reviews
ONESHOT COMPLETE It's funny how one snap decision can change the course of your life, the way you think about yourself, the way you think about the world. Especially when you have all that crazy to deal with...
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,703 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/13/2013 - Luna L., Lucius M. - Complete