Melvanas
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Joined 05-24-03, id: 390169, Profile Updated: 06-07-14
Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter, and Inuyasha.

UPDATE 06/07/2014

Regarding Seeds of Love -
This story is on hold, mostly due to my lack of an idea of where to take it past the premise. I've continued to get sporadic reviews from readers asking me to update, and that has spurred me into action after giving my story a serious pondering! I have not given up on this story, and still think about it, but real life only allows me to focus on one project at a time. I will eventually pick this back up, but it won't be for quite some time.

Regarding Traipsing Through Time -

Since my last profile update, I had actually reworked TTT quite a bit for the new direction/pairing it is taking. I, unfortunately, had hit major writer's block in contriving what should happen between the beginning and the big climax of the story. Then my final semester hit me like a ton of bricks. I got it up to 4 chapters at the beginning and 2 chapters around the climax, totaling 40k words. Then commenced the job search after spending a summer caring for my Grandma... then moving and starting a job.

This story's approach to Hermione's time travel is something I'm excited about, since I've seen it done so sloppily in most cases. I've slowly been fleshing out an outline of what will happen. I had major writer's block about how to get from the beginning to the climax, and even then what happens afterward. I was inspired by lyrics to a certain band's songs while I was driving, and decided to use snippets of lyrics as guides - and I think it's working out well :)! I've roughly 80% of the outline complete, and it is looking to be quite a long story when all is said and done. It will be HG/RL eventually, though the build up to it will be slow.

IN SHORT

I am now focusing on TTT with SoL on the back burner until further notice. I'm not going to post anything until I'm sure I have enough material to present you lovely readers with... maybe not even until I'm close to done. I also tend to think of things later, resulting in major changes in earlier chapters :B

OH, and once again, that Inuyasha fic - I'm certain I won't be bothering with it for a long long long LONG time. Sorry :X


As a side note, I seem to find less and less well-written fiction on here nowadays, which is why my mind constantly strays to my stories. I've become quite picky with my reading, compared to when I was a teenager. I promise that when I do eventually put an update on, it will be written with my standards in mind. This promise includes:

  1. Grammar/spelling checks, and re-checks. I don't have a BETA, but I feel like I have a steady grasp of my native tongue to handle this job well enough.
  2. No Mary-Sue or Gary-Stu. I write primarily from Hermione's perspective, and though she may be mature/wise for her age, I intend to reflect the woes and faults of a typical young adult. Perfect characters are boring! I will strive to prevent my take on Hermione from being anything but; she will be as multifaceted as my skills allow.
  3. No OOC. As stated above, I write primarily from Hermione's view point. This is because I feel like I truly understand her MO. Other characters, not so much. However, I will never have characters I'm less-cozy with acting in an irrational/un-canon way without a plausible explanation. Severus will never be fluffy, Remus will not always be agreeable and a milquetoast, Hermione will certainly never endeavor to sleep her way through each house as a research project, etc.
  4. No clichés. When writing a story which is inspired by a popular genre (time-turner and marriage challenge, in my case), you're bound to come across similar plot devices. I will avoid any overly used bits at all costs. Many times, I will be reading and think of how things could have been done so much better or confuse a new story for something I've already read... this is actually how TTT came about.
  5. Author Notes? Forget about it! I loathe author notes, especially when they take up more than 1/3 of the chapter. I will open a story with 3k words per chapter, only to be assaulted by shout-outs, thank you's, and personal information... followed by 1k words of story. I've also encountered A/N inserted needlessly into the middle of a chapter. I've been guilty of both of these in the past in my earlier writings. My guarantee is to add an A/N only if it's necessary, and to keep them as brief as possible. Anything else you need to know can be found on my profile or asked in a PM.
  6. Chapter length! I will only read stories that have a minimum of 3-4k words/chapter and 40k/story. Word length, in my opinion, directly correlates to how much time, care, and thought an author is willing to put into their work. You cannot tell a fully developed story in less than 20,000 words. You cannot have satisfying progression in 1,500 words. Having conveyed all this, I promise nearly all my installments will be AT LEAST 4,000 words. I normally aim for 5-6k. If, for some reason, I determine a chapter needs to be shorter, I will upload two at once.
  7. Other no-nos. This regards the things that immediately cause me to cease reading stories. I will NOT read anything in first or second person, therefore I shall never write in them. Second person has always come off as incredibly weird to read, like I'm listening to the thoughts of a stalker. First person comes across as more of an author's wish fulfillment of being that character. And for formatting - I tend to keep it simple. The only stylization I use is italics - usually for emphasizing a word in dialogue or for internal thoughts (which I rarely do to begin with).
  8. Reviews. I will never ask, beg, or hold an update hostage for reviews. Frankly, I don't give a damn if you review. I write because I have an idea and want to share it while doing my best at improving my storytelling. If you enjoy it, that's great and I love hearing what you think! If you hate it, I apologize for it not tickling your fancy and appreciate you telling me what I can work on. But in my experience, number of reviews doesn't equate to the quality of the story itself. In short, review count means squat. If my story is good enough, people will find it despite there being less than 80 reviews. That's my take on the whole thing. So, review if you want because it will be appreciated whether it's positive or negative! But I don't need validation in the form of reviews for my imagination to work.

About Melvanas:

I am a 28 year old woman from Texas. My main interests are Japanese culture and language, with a love of music and gaming. I have an orange cat named Mr. Tibbles. I wrote my first fan fiction nearly 13 years ago, and have continued off and on ever since, though most have been lost to time.

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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: 11251 - Favs: 8,255 - Follows: 6,383 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 3/3/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Hermione Granger and the Crystal of Time by Aurette reviews
Hermione stumbles upon a conspiracy full of murder, mystery, mayhem, and unending betrayal. Will the man she turns to for help betray her heart? AU/M for reasons.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 135,045 - Reviews: 2710 - Favs: 872 - Follows: 357 - Updated: 4/25/2012 - Published: 3/22/2012 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Pride of Time by Anubis Ankh reviews
Hermione quite literally crashes her way back through time by roughly twenty years. There is no going back; the only way is to go forward. And when one unwittingly interferes with time, what one expects may not be what time finds...
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 50 - Words: 554,906 - Reviews: 2000 - Favs: 2,369 - Follows: 962 - Updated: 3/16/2012 - Published: 10/10/2011 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Geminus Terra by AllIsButToys reviews
Is it really possible for lives to be linked across time? It all rests on the shoulders of one girl: the lives of so many people and the fate of two worlds.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 76,177 - Reviews: 384 - Favs: 411 - Follows: 202 - Updated: 2/29/2012 - Published: 7/23/2011 - Hermione G., Remus L. - Complete
Unspoiled by forthright reviews
Something goes awry during a trip through the Well, and Kagome is stranded in the distant past where she encounters a familiar face. When a very young Sesshoumaru decides to keep her, the consequences ripple through time. SK. COMPLETE.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 100 - Words: 167,228 - Reviews: 11115 - Favs: 6,995 - Follows: 3,261 - Updated: 6/13/2011 - Published: 9/1/2009 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H. - Complete
Shared Destinies by amightypenguin reviews
Marriage Law fic. Not HBP/DH compliant. Forced together because of a law Voldemort has put into effect, Hermione and Remus try to hold onto their friendship while faced with Dark Lords, jealous friends, and more werewolves.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 98,844 - Reviews: 856 - Favs: 1,090 - Follows: 456 - Updated: 1/5/2010 - Published: 11/12/2008 - Hermione G., Remus L. - Complete
Phoenix Tears or, Hermione Granger and the DH by grangerous reviews
Sequel to Phoenix Song or, Hermione Granger and the H-BP . By the time of Dumbledore's death, Hermione and Snape had worked together for a whole year. Now, however, they both have very different and very difficult tasks ahead of them. **DH SPOILERS**
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 120,256 - Reviews: 1555 - Favs: 676 - Follows: 365 - Updated: 11/18/2009 - Published: 6/11/2009 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Unsought by forthright reviews
Naraku is dead. The Jewel is complete. The quest is over. Everyone is ready for their long awaited 'happily ever after', but Fate has one last twist in store. Sometimes the ending you find is not the one you were looking for. COMPLETE.
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 106,482 - Reviews: 352 - Favs: 581 - Follows: 160 - Updated: 10/1/2009 - Published: 10/1/2007 - Miroku, Kagome H. - Complete
Acquittal by coffeeonthepatio reviews
Snape, known evil git, is teaching at Hogwarts again when Hermione, Gryffindor Princess and girlfriend of Ron Weasley, returns to finish her 7th year. Feeling alone, she seeks solace somewhere only one other person knows about. ::canon except epilogue.::
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 68 - Words: 191,467 - Reviews: 3364 - Favs: 1,306 - Follows: 435 - Updated: 9/24/2009 - Published: 7/15/2009 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Phoenix Song or, Hermione Granger and the HB P by grangerous reviews
When Professor Snape heals Hermione's injuries after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, they are both surprised by what they learn. The two must work together to help Harry defeat Lord Voldemort.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 100,839 - Reviews: 931 - Favs: 840 - Follows: 294 - Updated: 6/11/2009 - Published: 1/2/2009 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Looking for Magic by Hypnobarb reviews
Severus Snape and Hermione Granger deal with traumas past and present and find they have more in common than they realize as they prepare for the ultimate confrontation with Voldemort. SSHG pairing. Not HBP compliant. This is a novel length story.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 115 - Words: 787,756 - Reviews: 5865 - Favs: 1,430 - Follows: 1,284 - Updated: 1/16/2009 - Published: 1/4/2006 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Notebooks and Letters by chem prof reviews
The ‘true’ version of Books 5, 6, and 7, as told by Hermione to her daughter years later, using her old journals and letters between her and Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 296,330 - Reviews: 2059 - Favs: 1,393 - Follows: 564 - Updated: 11/28/2008 - Published: 10/31/2007 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Second Chance by Striking Falcon reviews
Sesshoumaru, Lord of the Western Lands, is betrothed to a miko with a dark side. When Sesshoumaru declares in front of the wedding party that he doesn’t love the miko, she curses him. Fast forward to 2003, when Kagome is driving home from work. She a
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 40 - Words: 249,615 - Reviews: 4356 - Favs: 2,630 - Follows: 1,222 - Updated: 8/5/2008 - Published: 9/13/2003 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Possession by tranquilwriter reviews
AU. What if it was Neji's father that was born first instead of Hinata's? How different would their lives be now that Neji is the heir? How different would Neji and Hinata's relationship be? Would there be room for romance? NejiHina Mature Content
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 208,275 - Reviews: 1861 - Favs: 1,155 - Follows: 400 - Updated: 6/18/2008 - Published: 5/20/2007 - Neji H., Hinata H. - Complete
Where Your Treasure Is by zeegrindylows reviews
SS/HG. Post-Deathly Hallows. Severus Snape survives, only to find himself entangled in an enchantment he never expected. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 62 - Words: 376,449 - Reviews: 5013 - Favs: 2,430 - Follows: 793 - Updated: 1/28/2008 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Accountable by Dyce reviews
The war is over. Hermione Granger's life, while safer, is no less complicated. Victory has had unintended consequences which affect not only Hermione, but all those around her.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 166,408 - Reviews: 1674 - Favs: 2,015 - Follows: 379 - Updated: 1/18/2007 - Published: 11/15/2006 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Duty Before Honor by SilverShine reviews
[KakaSaku] Sakura knew why Tsunade didn’t want a virgin on this mission. Things might get out of hand. Acts might be carried out too far. She was glad Kakashi was accompanying her, but right then she wouldn’t have minded the entire population of Konoha.
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 157,457 - Reviews: 3743 - Favs: 4,942 - Follows: 1,165 - Updated: 1/6/2007 - Published: 5/4/2006 - Kakashi H., Sakura H. - Complete
Tales From the House of the Moon by Resmiranda reviews
Kagome, now in college, discovers the tale of Sesshomaru and Rin. Grief can be a prison, but the bonds of love are not easily broken. What is the truth behind fairytales? [SessKag] [COMPLETE]
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 326,106 - Reviews: 4804 - Favs: 5,780 - Follows: 977 - Updated: 2/18/2006 - Published: 12/12/2003 - Kagome H., Sesshomaru - Complete
Courage Needs You by Eris' Puppet reviews
She was sixteen – he was almost thirty. It was as wrong as it was right. It was scary, it was exciting, it was everything she never knew she wanted. There was so much passion, so much pain, so much realization that love was never an easy thing.KakaSaku
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 113,807 - Reviews: 636 - Favs: 676 - Follows: 348 - Updated: 10/31/2005 - Published: 2/3/2005 - Kakashi H., Sakura H.
ForgetMeNot by Youkai no Yume reviews
Sesshomaru's always hated humans. Kagome's always thought he was emotionless. But now that he's wounded and under Kagome's care, will his opinion change? Can Kagome see through his emotionless mask? SessKag!
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 23 - Words: 74,265 - Reviews: 1117 - Favs: 992 - Follows: 309 - Updated: 7/14/2005 - Published: 6/23/2004 - Sesshomaru, Kagome H.
Bed Ridden by MonkandMiko reviews
He's lived through a cursed hand, demons, and a hanyou with an attitude-but can our sixteenth century Houshi live through the stimulation of the twentieth century? (MK)
Inuyasha - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 57,192 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 7/28/2004 - Published: 4/20/2004 - Miroku, Kagome H.
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Chasig Bliss reviews
Previously "Seeds of Love". AU / Post-DH. When a marriage law is passed, Hermione makes the most logical choice. As their relationship changes and adapts, will they be able to find lasting happiness through the tribulations that face them? Hermione is determined to make it work, for both their sakes ... even if Remus may never reciprocate her love. Currently ON HOLD.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,630 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 2/18/2012 - Published: 1/29/2012 - Hermione G., Remus L.
Unmei reviews
When the well finally lets Kagome back through, things aren't what she bargained for. Will it let her return? ON HOLD
Inuyasha - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,952 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/12/2010 - Published: 8/27/2010 - Kagome H., Miroku
Night at the Club reviews
Severus goes to a club for his birthday. Hermione goes to a club to get out. Lots of karaoke and silliness awaits you...
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,720 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/30/2004 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete