Rannaro
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Joined 03-16-12, id: 3824385, Profile Updated: 05-10-12
Author has written 9 stories for Harry Potter.

The name Rannaro is Elvish, and means 'Moonfire.' It is connected to those Elves who lived in Ossiriand and were known both as singers and as the most secretive, isolated, of all the Nandor – the Laiquendi – the green elves. This, of course, has nothing to do with Harry Potter except to the degree that my principal character is secretive and isolated, and I sing his song, and the color of Slytherin is green.

I came to the Harry Potter world in the summer of 2005, just after the publication of 'Half-Blood Prince.' Although I had seen the first three movies and read the first three books (in that order), I had no real fondness for the Potter universe. Then I heard that there was something to do with Professor Snape in the sixth book. I read all six books in one week and realized, in HBP Chap 29, exactly what the relationship was between Snape and Lily, and between Snape and Dumbledore. A Difference in the Family: The Snape Chronicles was the result of that realization, worked out between 2005 and 2006, and vindicated in 2007. It was hosted for years at HPANA.com, but since the demise of that site in November 2011, it has not had a home until now. I have decided that fanfiction.net is a good archive site, and so the story, together with my other works, will be archived here.

I am a teacher. I live in San Francisco and am old enough to remember clearly Eisenhower's second election and the launch of Sputnik. This colors my writing, because I also remember the world as it was when Severus Snape was a growing child. I have included some of that knowledge in my story.

In my writing, I have tried to be true to the Harry Potter canon, to JKRowling, and to the world of the child and adolescent that Snape was. He is a complex and fascinating character, flawed and admirable at the same time. My greatest hope is that others are able to see this as I see it.

I hope you enjoy my stories.

Addendum, 10 May 2012: There are eight stories, written between September 2005 and April 2010. They are now all archived here at fanfiction.net. I do not yet know if there will ever be any others. If there are, they will appear here before they appear anywhere else. As I mentioned above, I am a teacher. Summer vacation time can be marvelously creative. Or not. Time will tell.

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Elementary, My Dear Potter: Part 2 reviews
His own legal status in the wizarding world now more or less resolved, Snape returns home to wrestle with his inner demons. Assuming, of course, that the outside world and his neighbors will leave him in peace. A continuation of Elementary, My Dear Potter: Part 1.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,310 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 54 - Published: 6/1/2012 - Severus S., Harry P.
Miles to Go Before I Sleep reviews
This story is AU. What would have happened if Voldemort had understood that defeat, not death, conferred mastery of the Elder Wand and did not kill Snape? And what of all the stray Death Eaters that JKR forgot to mention? Like Bella Lestrange's husband?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 161,919 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/10/2012 - Published: 5/5/2012 - Severus S. - Complete
Bottle Fame and Brew Glory reviews
Not satisfied with "Deathly Hallows?" This alternate version of Book Seven was written at the same time that JKR was writing DH, but has a different take on the story and contains an account of Snape's most unique Halloween celebration.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 197,293 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/2/2012 - Published: 4/27/2012 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
A Difference in the Family: The Snape Chronicles reviews
We have the testimony of Harry, but witnesses can be notoriously unreliable, especially when they have only part of the story. This is a biography of Severus Snape from his birth until his death. It is canon-compatible, and it is Snape's point of view.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 64 - Words: 648,043 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 4/29/2012 - Published: 3/18/2012 - Severus S. - Complete
That Halloween reviews
Between Voldymort's attack in Godric's Hollow and baby Harry's arrival at the home of the Dursleys, there was a gap of around thirty hours. Why did it take so long? What was happening during that time?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 21,506 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/26/2012 - Complete
Severus Snape: The Middle Years reviews
When you are by several decades the youngest professor at Hogwarts and have, in addition, one foot in the muggle world, it is only natural that the Headmaster would turn to you for certain 'tasks' he would not trust to others. Just for fun.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 88,841 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/26/2012 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Severus S.
Elementary, My Dear Potter: Part I reviews
Thrust into a world of calm and peace, Snape begins to fall apart – literally – and Harry and Hagrid, with the help of some new neighbors, have to figure out why.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 209,053 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/21/2012 - Published: 4/14/2012 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Reflections in the Silver Mist reviews
When Hermione conjured her flask in the Shrieking Shack to hold Snape's memory strands, what exactly did she capture? Harry is not certain at first, but he is determined to preserve it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 115,909 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/14/2012 - Published: 4/11/2012 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Bella and Voldy Show reviews
This story originally started as therapy for writer's block in Fall 2005. Think of it as a pre-DH Book 7. It has no hidden message or recognizable theme, and anyone who claims to be able to locate an actual plot in it is living in a fantasy world.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 4 - Words: 43,538 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 4/1/2012 - Published: 3/31/2012 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete