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Joined 01-30-12, id: 3678449, Profile Updated: 11-24-14

I've had an account here for almost three years now, but I've never bothered to update my profile. Today I've read through it and, on an impulse, decided to scrape it completely.

I'm a female law student in my early twenties. That much I feel is only sensible to share about myself, since it heavily influences how I judge both reality and fiction.

That being said, I'm using this site for reading Harry Potter fanfiction and Harry Potter fanfiction only. I can only bear crossovers as long as they solely utilise elements of world build from another work of fiction using it as an inspiration to subtly alter the HP universe; and even then it's not always the case.

If I eventually manage to write a piece of fiction I would be happy enough with to want to share it I will also publish it here, but I have no such plans currently. Obviously, I will update my profile when I do.

It always amazes me how one manages not to feel any shame about publishing something without doing as much as reading through it twice. What amazes me even more is the existence of people who are actually willing to waste their time reading a story they hate in order to be able to write an amazingly detailed scathing review. That's probably because I'm the polar opposite: I never favourite or follow a story without commenting, but I only ever bother commenting on a story when I feel it's good enough I owe it to the author to share an opinion. I do realise, at times it unfortunately leads to flawed reviews, even though (or maybe especially?) since I always attempt to point out both positives and negatives of a story at least in my first review of it if not the follow ups.

Recently, I've realised I can bear almost anything in a story as long as the author shows what I feel is sorely missing in the books: theory of magic, explanation of wizarding traditions, law and politics. That is not to say I don't ever read anything that doesn't fit these paremeters. I do. I read fiction of many different kinds and also of differing quality. The only stories I consistently avoid are the ones that include an indecent amount of errors. On that note, English is not my mothertongue even if I have documents proclaiming me bilingual. As such, please feel free to send me a PM if my phrasing is either wrong or simply unnatural. I want feel offended, quite the contrary.

A few of my favourite quotes that I feel relate especially strong to the HP fanfiction (if not always directly):

Starting with Latin proverbs:

Tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis.

Si fueris Romae, Romano vivito more. Si fueris alibi vivito sicut ibi.

And, in part to offset the former two, but not only for that purpose:

Quidquid latine dictum sit altum videtur.

More recent ones:

I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly put do the day after. (Oscar Wilde)

Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has a wet paint on it and he will have to touch to be sure. (one of Murphy's Technology laws)

The IQ of a mob is the IQ of its most stupid member divided by the number of mobsters.(Terry Pratchett)

I feel tempted to keep going - there seems to be an endless supply of quotes that apply to either an individual HP character or the wizarding community as a whole. Nevertheless, I will resist to spare whoever happens by, most likely to check out my list of favourites rather than read my ramblings, the annoyance of scrolling for five minutes to reach it.

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An Earlier Heaven by BlueAsphodel reviews
Everybody dreams of second chances. But this was something so impossible, so insane, so unreal - she couldn't have dared to dream it up. Reborn into the (previously fictional) world of Harry Potter, Lyra Addison is determined to not change a thing- that is until she runs into a 6 year old Harry Potter. OC-SI.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 31,271 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 286 - Follows: 273 - Updated: 3/10 - Published: 7/29/2014 - Harry P., OC - Complete
The Brightest Star by Roses and Lavender reviews
Sequel to 'As Black As Night'. One night can change a life. One night can change the world. One night can change everything. Forever. But as long as the stars are in the heavens, the House of Black can weather any hell. Rated M.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 52 - Words: 115,416 - Reviews: 380 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 254 - Updated: 1/22 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Harry P., Sirius B., Cassiopeia B.
Inspected By No 13 by Clell65619 reviews
When he learns that flying anywhere near a Dragon is a recipe for suicide, Harry tries a last minute change of tactics, one designed to use the power of the Bureaucracy forcing him to compete against itself. Little does he know that his solution is its own kind of trap.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,472 - Reviews: 932 - Favs: 3,134 - Follows: 1,542 - Updated: 8/20/2014 - Published: 6/26/2014 - Complete
Weary Wizard by Yunaine reviews
When a few inappropriate questions derail the meeting at the Hog's Head, Harry lets the situation play out. Eventually, he refuses to commit his free time to teach a bunch of easily distracted fools. - Set during fifth year; Harry/Hermione
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,450 - Reviews: 330 - Favs: 3,248 - Follows: 789 - Published: 4/26/2014 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete
A Time for Changeling by Bloodpage-Alchemist reviews
Harry's life changed that night when two Dementors showed up in Little Whinging. He sets out to protect himself and find his real cousin that he never knew. In the process he manages to learn more about his world and how to help change it into a better one.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 127,035 - Reviews: 626 - Favs: 1,404 - Follows: 1,017 - Updated: 7/15/2013 - Published: 2/9/2010 - Harry P. - Complete
Antiquity's Corollary by GonnaBeFamous reviews
At Lily's request, Albus Dumbledore has kept a secret from Severus Snape for 17 years. When Dumbledore learns that this secret plays a vital role in the war, however, it is Snape who is left to deal with the consequences. As Harry's true parentage is revealed, both his and Snape's futures become uncertain. The two must learn to work together in order to survive. PreHBP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 54 - Words: 390,447 - Reviews: 1751 - Favs: 934 - Follows: 1,061 - Updated: 7/13/2013 - Published: 6/23/2005 - Harry P., Severus S.
Pet Project by Caeria reviews
Hermione overhears something she shouldn't concerning Professor Snape and decides that maybe the House-elves aren't the only ones in need of protection.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 338,844 - Reviews: 11253 - Favs: 8,271 - Follows: 6,388 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 3/3/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Name I'll Give to Thee by Lomonaaeren reviews
HPDM slash. Harry just saved the world, again. But he did it by pulling on the magic and lives of all the wizards tied to him, and the Malfoys had the most to lose. Now Draco is demanding the ancient payment of such a debt: that Harry become a Malfoy, in name and life and tradition. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 186,746 - Reviews: 1087 - Favs: 830 - Follows: 722 - Updated: 4/12/2013 - Published: 8/25/2012 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
The Well Groomed Mind by Lady Khali reviews
On Halloween 1994, Harry learns his mind isn't his own. On Samhain morn, he vows to question everything. Armed with logic and an unlikely ally, Harry makes a last ditch bid to reclaim his life. The goal: survive at all costs. On Hiatus.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 183,000 - Reviews: 3061 - Favs: 5,443 - Follows: 5,997 - Updated: 4/9/2013 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Harry P.
As Black As Night by Roses and Lavender reviews
The House of Black still stands. The House of Black will always stand. But what happened after Hallowe'en 1981? Dynastic feuds, family politics and maybe, just maybe, a hope which can be found in the dark of night, and the darkest of hearts. Not your typical Sirius-has-a-daughter story. Rated M. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 98 - Words: 254,332 - Reviews: 676 - Favs: 269 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 2/12/2013 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Sirius B., Cassiopeia B. - Complete
Dark Phoenix by SofiaDragon reviews
Harry needs to take control of his life. Some very old magic is at work, and our hero finds hidden strength within himself. Snape becomes a major player. Better summary inside. Multiple pairings.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 103,769 - Reviews: 2098 - Favs: 2,715 - Follows: 2,997 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 5/27/2004 - Harry P., Severus S.
Hindsight by loralee1 reviews
AU, Post HBP Snape travels back in time to warn pre SSPS Snape about what is to come. No DH Spoilers
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 41,690 - Reviews: 1099 - Favs: 2,165 - Follows: 1,520 - Updated: 11/1/2012 - Published: 9/19/2006 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Fate's Favourite by The Fictionist reviews
You always get the stories where Harry goes back into Tom Riddle's time, then either stays or gets sent back. End of, unless he tries to make Voldemort good. But what if things went differently? What if, just once, someone followed a time traveller back?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 151 - Words: 315,509 - Reviews: 5496 - Favs: 2,670 - Follows: 1,293 - Updated: 9/22/2012 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
1947 by ohfuckiteverythingistaken reviews
SKOŃCZONE. Harry przenosi się do czasów Toma Riddle'a i zostaje uczniem w Hogwarcie, podczas gdy młody Voldemort jest nauczycielem Obrony przed Czarną Magią. Po piątej części.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - Polish - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 86,141 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 12/11/2011 - Published: 8/18/2011 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
Red Hills by Akame Sora reviews
Świat Czarodziejski po wojnie powraca do normalności. Harry chce zrealizować swą wizję, Draco dostrzega w niej okazję biznesową. Złośliwy los skazuje ich na siebie. Obaj sądzą, że wiedzą czego się po sobie spodziewać. Czy aby na pewno? DM/HP
Harry Potter - Rated: M - Polish - Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 263,051 - Reviews: 673 - Favs: 263 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 11/18/2011 - Published: 11/13/2009 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
Harry Potter, Wizarding Savior? by dbzdragonlanceman reviews
Harry in his anger at the Headmaster after the death of Sirius finally burns through the Memory Charm that the Headmaster cast on him just before third year and comes to some surprising revelations
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 50,088 - Reviews: 1159 - Favs: 3,083 - Follows: 1,754 - Updated: 11/10/2011 - Published: 9/28/2011 - Harry P., Daphne G. - Complete
Lessons With Hagrid by NothingPretentious reviews
"Have you found out how to get past that beast of Hagrid's yet?" ...Snape kicks Harry out of 'Remedial Potions', but as we know from The Philosopher's Stone, there is another Occlumens in the school good enough to keep out the Dark Lord. Stupid oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,357 - Reviews: 452 - Favs: 2,259 - Follows: 372 - Published: 10/31/2011 - Rubeus H. - Complete
Saying No by Bobmin356 reviews
Post OOTP, Harry is fed up and won't take it anymore. Dumbledore's worst nightmare!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 122,301 - Reviews: 1397 - Favs: 3,751 - Follows: 1,364 - Updated: 8/18/2011 - Published: 8/10/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Cursed Summer by Mountain907 reviews
After being cruelly abandoned by the Dursley's, Harry meets Bill and joins him on a Cursebreaking Adventure. Bill mentors Harry fic no slash. First FF Starts off a bit dark but lightens up quickly. R&R
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 79,456 - Reviews: 1919 - Favs: 4,639 - Follows: 2,631 - Updated: 4/7/2011 - Published: 4/22/2010 - Harry P., Bill W. - Complete
DragonKin by Fyreheart reviews
AU. During the summer between Harry's 5th and 6th year, an ancestor of Harry's discovers the last of the line has been mistreated and decides it's time to intercede. Over 2,000,000 views. Characters belong to J.K. Rowling.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 33 - Words: 157,274 - Reviews: 2148 - Favs: 5,917 - Follows: 2,333 - Updated: 7/19/2010 - Published: 10/29/2009 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
Poison Pen by GenkaiFan reviews
Harry has had enough of seeing his reputation shredded in the Daily Prophet and decides to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 74,506 - Reviews: 8022 - Favs: 14,939 - Follows: 6,408 - Updated: 6/21/2010 - Published: 12/3/2009 - Harry P. - Complete
The Politician's Wife by pir8fancier reviews
Hermione hates Draco in the springtime, Hermione hates Draco in the fall, Hermione hates Draco 247.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 68,629 - Reviews: 471 - Favs: 1,022 - Follows: 293 - Updated: 5/23/2010 - Published: 10/14/2005 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
An Open Book by sssnakeling reviews
Harry cooperates better when he's given a little information. AU as of OotP
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,006 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 34 - Published: 2/11/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Eclairs by Flaignhan reviews
CDHG "Can I just ask, what exactly are you planning on doing with that eclair?"
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 46,078 - Reviews: 845 - Favs: 1,614 - Follows: 408 - Updated: 8/9/2009 - Published: 12/29/2008 - Cedric D., Hermione G. - Complete
The Potter Family Grimoire by DisobedienceWriter reviews
Harry Potter has an unprecedented amount of freedom the summer before his Third Year. He stumbles into an odd shop in Diagon Alley that will change his life forever.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19,722 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 3,460 - Follows: 723 - Published: 5/31/2009 - Harry P. - Complete
The Lie I've Lived by jbern reviews
Not all of James died that night. Not all of Harry lived. The Triwizard Tournament as it should have been and a hero discovering who he really wants to be.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 234,571 - Reviews: 4193 - Favs: 8,089 - Follows: 3,702 - Updated: 5/28/2009 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Harry P., Fleur D. - Complete
Must Love Quidditch by dracosoftie reviews
Through a series of emails from an online dating site, Harry thinks he's found his perfect match. Will the bond they've forged survive after their identities are revealed? H/D. Warnings for slash, language and explicit sexual content.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 107,542 - Reviews: 3340 - Favs: 4,765 - Follows: 957 - Updated: 2/2/2009 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
The Marriage Stone by Josephine Darcy reviews
SSHP. To avoid the machinations of the Ministry, Harry must marry a reluctant Severus Snape. But marriage to Snape is only the beginning of Harry's problems. Voldemort has returned, and before too long Harry's marriage may determine the world's fate.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 77 - Words: 381,147 - Reviews: 13593 - Favs: 7,907 - Follows: 6,558 - Updated: 3/30/2008 - Published: 4/9/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
Cauterize by Lady Altair reviews
"Of course it's missing something vital. That's the point." Dennis Creevey takes up his brother's camera after the war.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,648 - Reviews: 1250 - Favs: 4,699 - Follows: 366 - Published: 3/24/2008 - Dennis C. - Complete
Oath Breaker by Goblin Cat KC reviews
Slash. HP:DM, LM:SS. At the start of seventh year, the Malfoys perform a dramatic doublecross and Draco educates Harry in dark magic. COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 197,987 - Reviews: 798 - Favs: 1,855 - Follows: 532 - Updated: 11/25/2007 - Published: 7/7/2005 - Draco M., Harry P. - Complete
Źródło by Luthien3333 reviews
W Hogwarcie pewien tajemniczy osobnik sprzedaje sekrety innych uczniów. Draco Malfoy poszukując zemsty na Harrym Potterze, próbuje dowiedzieć się, kim też owo tajemnicze Źródło jest.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - Polish - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 45 - Words: 98,594 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/17/2007 - Published: 1/29/2007 - Draco M., Ginny W. - Complete
Reign of Power by Fayr Warning reviews
PostOotP. The lines between Dark and Light have faded into Grey and Harry must learn to fight for himself...7th year and the war is breaking...Lords, Heirs, Vampires,werewolves, magic and more.No pairings.AU after HBP. COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 29 - Words: 171,382 - Reviews: 3244 - Favs: 4,275 - Follows: 1,728 - Updated: 7/29/2007 - Published: 3/1/2005 - Harry P. - Complete
Accepting You by WintersEmpire reviews
A marriage law was passed, forcing Hermione into an arranged marriage. Now she must deal with her new husband, but how can she when all they do is argue? Can they sort out their feelings before it's too late? HrxOC
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 148,638 - Reviews: 819 - Favs: 457 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 7/1/2007 - Published: 11/15/2006 - Hermione G., OC - Complete
Not Slytherin Enough by fruit17 reviews
Harry was sorted into Slytherin. Five years later, members of the Order of the Phoenix come to collect him from Privet Drive. The Boy Who Lived isn't quite who they expected. Warning: female Blaise.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,918 - Reviews: 405 - Favs: 2,330 - Follows: 729 - Published: 6/3/2007 - Harry P., Blaise Z. - Complete
Goblin Conspiracy by loralee1 reviews
AU, Post OotP, No HBP, Harry knows that he must take on Voldemort and finds unexpected allies
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 36,299 - Reviews: 608 - Favs: 1,779 - Follows: 443 - Updated: 1/25/2007 - Published: 1/17/2007 - Harry P. - Complete
Where's Death? by try2behave reviews
“‘Death is but the next great adventure.’ ‘Er, right. Would you care to put money on that?’” The consequences of a onesided bet between Aberforth and Albus.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,964 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Published: 9/17/2006 - Albus D. - Complete
Perfectly Abnormal by evansentranced reviews
Eight yearold Harry is ignored, treated as a servant, and generally detested by his so called family. Naturally, he's not about to take that lying down. Join Harry on his passive aggressive quest for revenge on a normal day in his perfectly abnormal world
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,141 - Reviews: 332 - Favs: 1,329 - Follows: 248 - Published: 5/7/2006 - Harry P., Petunia D. - Complete
Stop the World! I Wanna Get Off by Mijan reviews
In which Harry quits in spectacular fashion, and nobody's happy about it... including Draco Malfoy. Written before HBP. Slashy overtones.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,361 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 286 - Follows: 54 - Published: 10/21/2005 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
Home by Bluethought reviews
I retreated. I left it all behind. And one day you came back into my life, a reminder of the War left long ago, and I sheltered you. As you shelter me. [HBP spoilers. HPSS Preslash. Sequel up. AU now book 7 published.]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,565 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/20/2005 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Blood Magic by GatewayGirl reviews
Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry safe, but his relatives are expendable. Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry looking like his adoptive father, but it's wearing off. Blood is a bond, but so is the memory of hate -- or love.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 65 - Words: 244,191 - Reviews: 2218 - Favs: 1,938 - Follows: 464 - Updated: 2/21/2004 - Published: 6/19/2003 - Severus S., Harry P.