Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Okay, so, this is my profile for this website. I've been a fan of this site for a few years and I finally decided to write something here. All I am saying is that I'm male and I live in America.
I am a huge fan of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Inheritance Cycle, Star Wars, and others.
I HATE TWILIGHT! VAMPIRES DO NOT SPARKLE!
Okay, the fandom I mostly read is Harry Potter. Because of so many stories I've read, I have broken down Dumbledore's character into four different classes that writers like to put him in. This is a very general look and there is some overlap but I think it works if I want to categorize Dumbledore in a particular story.
Class one- A Dumbledore that is pure good. Has nothing but good intentions, allows Harry to leave the Dursleys as soon as possible with Sirius or anyone else really, supports Harry in everything he does, and even tells him the prophecy early with the promise of training. Sadly there are very few of these stories as most like him being an old chess master.
Class two- J.K.'s Dumbledore. While still good, he does make mistakes and does have ulterior motives for doing the things he does. He does not mess with Harry's life but does guide him to his destiny in his own way, despite over or underestimating Harry and the 'golden trio.' Does try, but that does not excuse him from screwing something up in the process.
Class three- A Dumbledore that is 100% positive that the prophecy is true and only his way is the way to victory for all involved. This is a Dumbledore that lives by the expression: 'the needs of the many, outway the needs of the few.' He cannot see the forest for the trees and only sees chess pieces that can be sacrificed for his 'greater good.'
Class four- I see quite a few of these, actually. This Dumbledore is usually either pure evil and wants to take over the magical world himself, or is so set in his ways that he is willing to kill and lie to Harry multiple times to get what he wants. This Dumbledore's 'greater good' is more powerful than Grindelwald's and truly wants to become known as the most powerful wizard in the history of the world. he mostly plans on using Harry as a puppet that he has set up to die by Voldemort so he can personally defeat him himself.
For class one and two Dumbledores I see Richard Harris. For class three and four, I see Micheal Gambon. Just saying.
Agree, don't, I don't care. That is just how I see Harry Potter stories now. It's all about the class of Dumbledore and what the final pairing is going to be that influences the entire thing.
Harry/Hermione- what can I say, it makes sense. I don't care what J.K. Rowling says, they have more in common than any other two characters out there. They are both from the Muggle world, Hermione has always been close and has never betrayed Harry, EVER! One of the most annoying things was when he said she was his 'sister' in Deathly Hallows. How would he know! He's never had a sister!
Harry/Daphne Greengrass- Not exactly sure why but the idea of the 'Gryffindor Golden Boy' and the 'Slytherin Ice Queen' sounds like a good paring. Even better considering that J.K. paired Draco up with Daphne's sister Astoria. Good for those that want Harry to branch out from Gryffindor and actually try dating some he's 'not supposed to.'
Harry/Luna- While she is a bit strange, Luna is more eccentric than anything else. Besides, what better person for Harry after the war than someone who truly understands what it feels to lose someone? Luna is awesome!
Harry/Fleur- I have no idea why but it just sounds like a good pairing. As a quarter Veela, Fleur probably knows what is like for people either falling over themselves to be with her or hating her for possibly stealing their boyfriends. They both have some sort of love/hate relationship with the public. Besides, Harry seems immune to her Veela powers and he did save her sister from the lake.
Neville/Luna- I have nothing against Hannah Abbot, but I figured that Neville would wind up with someone we actually knew well. Hannah just strikes me as too naive for her own good (she believed that Harry opened the Chamber of Secrets, enough said).
Remus/Nymphadora- Hah! Tonks can't curse me if I just write her name here...can she? Anyway, while this couple has the biggest age gap in the series, (He's fourteen years older, Tonks was a seventh year in Harry's first) Remus needs someone to keep him grounded. When he was at school, it was his friends. After Sirius died, he needs someone and if Tonks can do it, I'll be the first to wish them good luck. Just wish they both lived through the final battle. (sniff, poor Teddy)
Percy/Annabeth- Rick Riordan has done so much to bring these two together that I can't hate them. I just hope that Poseidon and Athena finally work out their differences because of these two.
Percy/Zoe- I know, totally unrealistic. He's male, she's a Hunter, she would totally kill him the first chance she gets. Not to mention Artemis. But I find Zoe a really sympathetic character after Heracles and she deserves to be happy. I know she's happy in the Hunt but if there is any guy for her, it would be Percy.
Eragon/Arya- WHY? WHY COULDN'T THEY BE TOGETHER? That is a main problem I had with the last book. They obviously like each other and the possibility they could wind up together was there in the first book. I get that Eragon had an evil king to defeat and he didn't want to get distracted but there was nothing to stop them later! The last bit of the fourth book had Arya all, 'alright Eragon, now that the evil king is defeated, we can see if this works out.' 'Sorry Arya, I would love for us to be together but instead I'm going away forever.' 'NOOOOOO!'
Han Solo/Leia- What? It's not like Luke can get her now, she's his sister! Too bad the main character didn't get the girl but he got someone eventually if you read the books, Mara Jade rocks. Back to Han and Leia, he's got the bad boy attitude down perfectly as a smuggler and she needs to loosen up after all of her work against the empire. But by far the most romantic scene in the history of books, movies or fiction in general is: "I love you!" "I know." Sure he's dipped in carbonite right after but that would make a glacier melt! By the way, does anyone wonder why there are so few female characters in Star Wars? Weird.
Least favorite parings:
Harry/Ginny- Did Ginny really lose her fangirlness? Has she really given up on the dream of being Miss boy-who-lived? I find Ginny's character a bit strange. She seemed to get no professional help after her first year other than some hot chocolate and some bed rest and Harry just suddenly gets attracted to her in his sixth year? Love potions are mentioned in the books so often that I wouldn't be surprised to find that Ginny has some serious problems; especially since her mother was laughing about one early in the third book.
Ron/Hermione- How is it that these two became friends again? Oh, that's right, it was Harry bringing them together in the first place. I find Ron loud, annoying, lazy, and all around unappealing. Hermione is always focused on her schoolwork, determined to learn as much as possible to protect her friends, and is fiercely loyal to Harry. All and all, these two are complete opposites and I feel that one would rip the other's throat out at some point, and I doubt that it would be Hermione who failed.
Hermione/Draco- How many times can I say no? Let me count the ways. The fact that he's an arrogant racist idiot that is an insult to all things Slytherin and even the Malfoy family, let alone the fact that he constantly attacks Hermione for being a Muggle-born, makes him the worst possible person for our favorite main female character. I don't care how many times people say that if a boy picks on a girl, it means he likes her. Wishing for her death is not the same as pulling on her pigtails in a kindergarden playground!
Hermione/Lucius- Okay, how does anyone think that this is a good idea? I've seen this way too often and I won't even dignify this pairing by clicking on a story with this. For how bad Draco is, Lucius is ten times worse, AND A DEATH EATER! Hermione is the very thing that Lucius hates more than anything else, a smart 'Mudblood' that does well despite her heritage. I don't care if Lucius has a small change of heart after the war, the whole pureblood supremacy thing is too ingrained into his head to change that. Hermione herself would never be caught dead with Lucius Malfoy of all people, making this even worse. Oh and let's not forget that Hermione fights for house elf rights when THE ONE WHO TORTURED DOBBY IS LUCIUS MALFOY!
Harry/Draco- HOW DOES THIS EVEN WORK! They've been enemies for years, arch rivals that could compete with the famous James and Snape hatred, how does that lead to them even remotely liking each other? J.K. pointed out that neither one of them is gay, after them marrying Ginny and Astoria, and I would bet that Lucius would kill Draco for it. All and all, this is just a stupid pairing that fangirls want to obsess over even though it makes no sense whatsoever.
Snape/Anyone- Severus Snape is an extremely complicated character but I really can't see him with anyone. He called Lily a 'Mudblood' in his fifth year when they had been friends for years and that really says something about his loyalty. He did try to apologize for it but it was too little, too late for that. And Snape whines like a little brat for the rest of his life because of it. He had a crush on Lily, yes, but it wasn't strong enough to make him change to be a better person, instead, he tried to bring Lily down with him and turn her to the dark arts. At least James did change from his arrogant bullying attitude to become someone that Lily could love while Snape didn't.
Bella/Edward- I already said I hate Twilight and I bet I would get a lot of hate mail from fangirls but after reading the books (Yes, I am a guy and I have read all the books (shivers)) I find Edward bossy and opinionated. Bella has almost no personality other than doing what Edward tells her to do, she never takes the initiative to do anything herself without being prompted, and I find it annoying that she would survive all these things that would kill a normal human. Jacob actually does grow along with the story so I have less of a problem with him but he's not even a werewolf, he's a wolf shape shifter (Meyer said so, read Breaking Dawn!)
I don't really care one way or the other about these pairings. It could work, it might not, whatever.
Harry/Bellatrix- What were people thinking here? Oh, right, if done right it could take away Voldemort's top Death Eater away from him, provided that she's not crazy or anything. I've seen a few that were actually pretty good. If done right this is actually a good pairing. One story had Harry and Bellatrix meet when she was still sixteen and he managed to annul her marriage contract and married her himself. Another had a ritual done that saved Harry's life and Bellatrix's sanity at the same time and they fell for each other. So this pairing could work if done right.
Harry/Cho- This relationship was doomed to end the moment it started. If Cho wanted to be a real girlfriend to Harry, she wouldn't have used Harry as a replacement for Cedric. Granted, Harry ruined the date as much as Cho but at least he has never had real dating experience so he's forgiven somewhat. If they both got their act together, it might work, but Cho needs to grow up and Harry needs to learn that it is now what you say, but how you say it.
Hermione/Bellatrix- You would be surprised about how many of these there are. I was surprised too. I guess if these two were put together in a room and didn't try to kill each other they might have some interesting conversations but I don't know about a lasting relationship. One is crazy, the other is firmly on the side of the light, but I suppose if one was disenchanted with their side and came to the other they might find some sort of friendship.
Hermione/Fleur- Wow, just...wow. I have no idea if this paring would work or not. Fleur is a beautiful quarter Veela and Hermione is the bushy haired bookworm so appearance wise, they are nowhere near each other. The only thing I can say about this is one is about fire and passion while the other favors books and studying. They should be polar opposites but if they could find some common ground and Hermione pulls herself away from books and start living life a little, then it might work.
Ron/Lavender- Ooh, is Won-Won a clever name for Ron or what? Lavender (or is it Lav-Lav?) has always struck me as the kind of ditsy girl that has more fashion sense then common sense. I suppose it could work out if Lavender actually pulled her lips away from Ron's long enough for them to talk a bit but mostly this is just a good pairing for those that don't want to see Hermione with Ron, which I do support.
Jason/Piper- I don't know about you but I never really thought that Jason had a strong personality in the 'The Lost Hero.' When Percy lost his memories, he was still joking about the 'feast of tuna' (Feast of Fortuna) and about making a suit of armor made of Crispy Cheese 'n Weeners. When Jason lost his memories, he seemed more determined to get them back then actually helping with the quest to save Hera/Juno. In the 'Mark of Athena' Piper seemed to have done him some good and he got some sort of personality but he is still nowhere as cool as Percy Jackson.
Leo/Reyna- Rick Riordan seems determined to keep Leo from finding anyone, which is getting annoying as he seems to fall for some new girl every book. First Leo fell for Kihone (goddess of snow and ice), then he fell for Thalia (Hunter of Artemis, enough said) and now there seems to be some sort of strange love triangle with him, Hazel and Frank. Personally, I think that he and Hazel wouldn't work since Hazel had a crush on Leo's grandfather the first time she was alive, to have that crush move onto Leo is just plain weird. As for Reyna, I like her. She had a small crush on Jason and then on Percy and I just want to see her with someone who would treat the hard working daughter of Bellona right. Since Riordan seems determined to keep these two from falling for anyone, why not with each other?
Frank/Hazel- To be honest, I can't really form an opinion on these two. They like each other. The love triangle between these two and Leo is stupid. Just let them be together and move on.
Murtagh/Nasuada- Did I spell those names right? Oh well, Eragon's half brother with the leader of the Varden anyway. He is the tough guy with the tragic past that everyone loves and she is the leader of the resistance against Galbatorix. Read 'Inheritance,' it actually does show that she does get a crush on him when she was captured and forced to spend time with him. Instead, he goes off on an adventure of self discovery after the king dies and probably leaves forever. Too bad, it could have worked between them.
Things I've always wondered about.
1. If Harry was a horcrux, then why didn't Voldemort sense it when he possessed Harry back in OOTP. It just seems that he would notice something like that since it is a piece of his soul. Of course, Harry's love for Sirius and his friends pushed him out but Voldemort had already taken over for a while before that happened.
2. If Harry's scar contains a bit of Voldemort's soul, and the protective enchantments prevent Voldemort or anyone else wanting to cause Harry pain or injury, then why did it allow Harry to enter Private Drive? Surely a piece of Voldemort himself would get fried or something by a powerful enchantment that's powered by his mother's love?
3. Why does Dumbledore or any teacher seem to care about Harry's emotional well being? Every time the school turns on Harry, which is a lot, no one ever does anything about it. When he lost all those points in the first book, the heir of Slytherin thing, his name coming out of the goblet of fire (Draco's badges), Umbridge, and every other time, Dumbledore just allows Harry to suffer. Shouldn't there be some sort of punishment for all the Slytherins tormenting Harry?
4. Brother wands. How many dragons, unicorns, and phoenixes are in the world? What are the odds that this is a rare occurrence in the magical world? Phoenixes are always said to be extremely rare and Fawkes only gave up two feathers, where does Ollivander get his supplies? Why aren't dueling witches and wizards constantly getting their wands tangled?
5. Movie Harry's patronus. In the movie, Harry said that his patronus was powered by the thought of his parents but he has never known them. This implies that the patronus is powered by a happy thought or feeling, not a memory like in the book. It's almost like Harry, instead of using a happy memory to counteract a bad one, accepts the pain of the bad thoughts and make the patronus work anyway.
6. Why did Christopher Columbus do so well in the first two Harry Potter films, following the books almost exactly, then screw up directing 'The Lightning Thief' later?
7. How come Fred and George never saw Peter Pettigrew on the map? Shouldn't they have wondered why some guy named Peter was constantly following Ron around? At the very least, the map should have said 'Wormtail,' thus sending both twins going into a frenzy trying to meet one of the creators of the map. For that matter, how come they never wondered why Harry, Ron and Hermione spent so much time in Moaning Myrtle's bathroom a year earlier?
8. I'm not complaining about this but I have noticed that while there is Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Molly, Ginny, and even Sirius bashing, there is no Luna bashing. I love Luna even more than I love Harry and I don't want to see her bashed but I'm just commenting on it. The world would probably implode if someone tried to bash Luna anyway.
9. Renesemee. Did I spell that right? Bella's and Edward's daughter in any case. What I don't get is how she was conceived. According to biology (which is the class that Bella and Edward first met by the way) in order for certain male organs to...rise to the occasion...for baby making, a heartbeat is needed. The flow of blood is required to put his tab A into her slot B. As a vampire (sparkly or otherwise) Edward is technically dead with no heartbeat at all. Ironic that that one bit on his body should remain...soft...forever, thus preventing the baby making process all together. Seems that Meyer forgot that bit. Or maybe she was going with super vampire bits, either one.
10. Harry's paternal grandparents. Okay, so J.K. has never revealed James's parents names, but everything I've seen points to Dorea and Charlus Potter, even if J.K. won't admit it. She doubts it's them but everything makes sense that it is them. According to the Harry Potter Lexicon, Dorea was born 1920 and died in 1977. J.K. did reveal that James's parents were on the older side and he was treated like a special little gift, which would explain his arrogance early on. If Dorea was his mother, than she would have been 40 when he was born, which does fit in with having him on the late side. She and probably Charlus died in 1977, probably due to a Death Eater attack, which would have left James an orphan for his seventh year, which would account for him growing up and being more responsible for his last year at Hogwarts. All I am saying is that there are too many coincidences for them to NOT be his parents. Just admit it Rowling.
11. Okay, this is hilarious! Everyone knows that Ron hates all things Slytherin. Thinks that they are all going to be evil, be Death Eaters, and try to take over the world. Which is ridiculous since how could a fourth of magical Britain be evil? I did some checking on the Potter Lexicon and the Black family tree and found that a Septimus Weasley married at Cedrella Black. According to the dates, it is widely believed that they are Arthur's parents, and since every Black with the exception of Sirius has been a Slytherin, that implies that Ron's own grandmother was a Slytherin! Of course, not every Slytherin has turned out evil. Andromeda was a Slytherin and she married a Muggle-born, Regulas died in his attempt to destroy a horcrux, and even Dorea Black who married Charlus Potter was a Slytherin. Face it Ron, not all Slytherins are evil.
Things that tick me off when I'm reading a story:
1. Hermione bashing. Hermione is the second sweetest and second most innocent girl in the series (the first being Luna) and has always stood by Harry. Why would she go out of her way to side with Dumbledore instead of him? Why would she betray her first real friendship for her love of books? Ron bashing I can understand as he is jealous and has left Harry twice when things got rough but Hermione refuses to leave Harry alone, even in the harshest of circumstances. I love Hermione. Please don't hate her.
2. Moony being spelled Mooney. The movies messed that up! It's M-O-O-N-Y! There is no E in the nickname!
3. Annabeth being a brunette. She's blonde in the books, she should be blonde in the movies. Just saying.
4. Too much mushy mushy goo goo scenes/ too much angst. A little angst or romance is fine, but come on Meyer, Twilight is almost nothing but sappy romance and Bella failing at angst. Why is she so depressed when the whole school somehow loves her on her first day at Forks?
5. Those reading stories where they read the book but nothing changes for the readers. The point of the whole thing should be for the characters to go back and read about their old adventures while changing certain beliefs and looking at things in different ways. I can see Percy and Annabeth staying together if they read their books but Harry should realize that something is off when he finds himself strangely attracted to Ginny out of nowhere if he's reading Half Blood Prince. Hermione would also notice her strange behavior during that book as well since when does it take a whole school year to find out about Ellien Prince? And helping Ron get onto the Quidditch team by using a confundus charm on McClaggen? That is so out of character that I wonder what J.K. was thinking. Hermione would see something weird if she read HBP.
6. Excessive detail to violence. I don't know about whoever is reading this but I don't like to read about extended torture scenes with a great deal of detail. If the main character is being attacked, please skip at least some of the gory details.
7. Okay, there is no way I would ever accept this at all but I see it WAY too often. It is biologically impossible, completely stupid, and could never happen outside the mind of a delusional fangirl. Male pregnancy. Guys hate the very notion, girls seem to think it's possible, the whole thing is idiotic and I refuse to click on a story that even hints at it. I don't care what kind of sick, twisted magic in Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Eragon, or any other fandom you can come up with, IT CAN'T HAPPEN! The male race do not have wombs, they have no eggs to fertilize to become babies, THE VERY CONCEPT IS RIDICULOUS! Is it possible for two girls to have a child? Yes if one wants to go with magic, then it is possible, but the children would always be female as women have no Y chromosome to pass along. The idea of a woman getting pregnant by another woman and having a boy is impossible as well. WHY DON'T AUTHORS GET THAT!
Okay, so I have an idea for a story that I don't personally want to write myself. My sister actually came up with the idea but she's trying to get her book published and I'm working on my own stories. Here it is:
1. Main characters are Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, and Daphne Greengrass.
2. Harry is a Gryffindor, Hermione in Ravenclaw, Neville in Hufflepuff, Daphne in Slytherin.
3. During the troll incident in first year, Harry works together with the other two to save Hermione and ditches Ron as a bad friend. Must stand up to Ron and stop being his friend but might get back together in future books. (Up to you)
4. All four characters must remain part of their own little clique for the entirety of their Hogwarts years.
5. Go through all seven years with the Hogwarts quartet, not the Gryffindor trio.
1. Harry/Daphne and Neville/Hermione
2. All four are the heirs of their houses and can control Hogwarts, having more power than Dumbledore. Daphne being from an elder line of Slytherin than the Gaunts.
1. Dumbledore can be as good or as bad as you want.
2. Ginny and/or Ron can be bashed.
3. Draco can be with Astoria but he has to be redeemed at some point.
Author must have fun with this!
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