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In the beginning, there was paper and ink and a quiet place of my own to read. I could read my favorite books, then re-read them again when I wanted to visit my old friends. At the time, I thought things to be great. But I was naive. I didn't realize there could be so much more. A friend of mine asked me to read a story she wrote. It was a short fanfic about Tara and Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That got me hooked. A whole new vista opened before me thru fan written fiction. The characters I grew so fond of were no longer locked in stasis, no longer held to the original author's conception. Not only could I read about them in new stories that kept the characters alive, but the characters could now evolve, transform and expand into something I never would have conceived on my own. That, for me is the beautiful allure of fan-written fiction.

--I got my first taste of fanfic with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, reading mainly stories about Willow and Tara. I moved on thru various books and television shows and then, for reasons not clear, I stopped reading fanfic. But I have a renewed delight in reading fanfic once again. I enjoy reading mainly femslash or female-character based works but really will read anything that has some redeeming qualities. Most of the fanfics I like to read are ships between canon characters or more generalized action/adventure.--

--There have been a couple of people who have remarked that I haven't posted any stories of my own. Writing fanfic as an original author is not my strong suit. I find that I am much better at helping draw out the ideas of other authors in a way that can help them. Similar to how a sous chef would help a head chef. It is harder for me to envision an entire story from start to finish. I don't know when or even if I will feel comfortable publishing any fanfics of my own. Its actually been a long time since I put pen to paper, but you never know what the future will bring.--

--I encourage people to send me a PM if they think anything I have said in one of my reviews interesting, unclear, absurd or just plain wrong. You don't have to agree with my thoughts, just be civilized in expressing your own. Having a differing opinion on something often leads to the more interesting discussions. So again, feel free to send a message if you want to chat.--

--I will make an effort to leave a review with a mixture of constructive criticism and positive highlights for everything I read. It is the least I can do since you spent so much time writing it and then gave us the privilege of being able to read it. This is goes for works in progress as well as abandoned and completed stories.--

--If you have read this far down then there is probably some compelling reason you decided to look at my profile to begin with. Whatever that reason might be, I welcome you to send me a Private Message (PM) if there's something I may have said in a review that was unclear or you found interesting. Or even if it is just to say Happy New Years! Whatever the reason, I will respond to it to the best of my ability and with as little delay as possible.--

--Last thing I would like to say in this little intro is just how much I appreciate all the authors who are willing to post their work for others to read. It is no minor thing to take something you personally have created(albeit with the help of the copyright holder) and post it for others with the expectation that they will read it, scrutinize and dissect it, and subsequently critique your work. All the while knowing that not everyone will like it, not everyone will be kind in their remarks or tolerant of your viewpoints. To those authors who are willing to go thru that I give my sincerest thanks.--

Harry Potter

For anyone who sat up late into the night because they had to figure out what happened next.
For anyone who is pretty sure their lives have just become a little more empty because there are no more books.
For anyone who has tried casting a spell at one point in their lives.
For anyone who was mad when Sirius died, deeply upset at Fred's death, misty-eyed about Hedwig, frightfully saddened when Cedric was killed, shocked to hear of Lupin and Tonk's death and think Dobby was quite a brave and extraordinary house elf.
For anyone who spent time wondering about Snape, was he on Dumbledore's side, or a Death Eater? And when you read 'The Prince's Tale', you were like, 'after all this time? Always'.
For anyone who was like FINALLY when Hermione and Ron snogged. In the middle of a war. And you knew Harry felt a little awkward waiting for them.
For anyone who really does feel bad for Albus Severus. Seriously Harry, please don't name your children.
You wanted a letter to arrive at your house in green ink telling you that you had been accepted into Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
For those who think Quidditch sounds like a blast and a half.
For those who every now and then drop a Harry Potter joke.
For those who are trying to cope with the fact Harry Potter is over, and realizing it is a might strange to be sad over a book. But you can't help it.
For those who seem like a vaguely average person until someone says something about Harry Potter.
For those who hoped to be as funny as Fred and George.
For those who have been hopelessly distracted from your summer reading after reading the latest installment and then deciding you have to re-read the others.
For those who thinks Albus Dumbledore was pretty much brilliant.
For those who think about some reference to Harry Potter practically once a day.
For those who find themselves smiling when they realize a real life situation relates so perfectly to a Harry Potter situation.
For those of us who think people who intentionally spoil the book should be tarred and feathered.
For anyone who knows the characters just as well as you know your friends--because they are. You know their hobbies, their favorite things, their dislikes, their stories, their feelings. You know them. And you mostly love them.
For anyone who cried during/after reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
For anyone who knows that loving someone, even if they are the same sex as you, can't possibly be a bad thing.
For anyone who likes to pretend that Fred Weasley, Tonks, Sirius, Lupin and Dobby never died.

For all of you who said yes to one of the above I say this: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

The above "For anyone..." was copied, with subsequent editing, from directorsdaughtr, the author of a wonderful story entitled Unawakened.

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The Importance of Family by melktert reviews
This is a story about Ginny and Hermione and their family. See what sort of trouble their children get into. I know I'm not good at the summaries, just read and see for yourself what it's about. Femslash.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 100 - Words: 254,462 - Reviews: 835 - Favs: 371 - Follows: 454 - Updated: 12/25/2015 - Published: 10/11/2010 - Ginny W., Hermione G.
Someone To Watch Over Me by Charmed Lassie reviews
AU. The third year of Hogwarts changes everything for Hermione. Ginny is withdrawing and she's not the only one who needs to know why. Slash HGGW MMMW
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 100 - Words: 230,600 - Reviews: 643 - Favs: 324 - Follows: 392 - Updated: 4/6/2015 - Published: 3/31/2006 - Hermione G., Ginny W. - Complete
Waiting for the Real Thing by Alice Dodgson reviews
Hermione dated Ron during 6th year, but he broke her heart the following summer. Now back at Hogwarts, she's faced with decisions she must make about the next stage in her adult life...while growing closer to someone she never expected. Hermione/Ginny femmeslash, 7th year AU. Mostly from the girls' points-of-view, but also at times from Harry's and even Ron's POV.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 57,460 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 332 - Updated: 12/8/2013 - Published: 12/22/2003 - Hermione G., Ginny W.
Promise of a Lifetime by alb925 reviews
Scarlett and the Weasley twins were once incredibly close. So close, in fact, that Charlie encouraged nine year olds Fred and Scarlett to make an Unbreakable Vow to get married by the time they turn twenty. To make matters worse, their memories were modified, they grew apart after the death of Scarlett's father, and they now both like other people. How will they handle the news?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 70 - Words: 295,089 - Reviews: 893 - Favs: 609 - Follows: 389 - Updated: 10/15/2013 - Published: 9/25/2012 - OC, Fred W. - Complete
Thanks for the Memories by Doctor Java reviews
Hermione's life gets complicated when a woman from the not so distant past comes back into her life. Hermione x Pansy
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 28,941 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 1/29/2013 - Published: 6/23/2012 - Hermione G., Pansy P. - Complete
How My Heart Behaves by itsbloomagic reviews
Three years after the war, Ginny finds that her feelings are changing for one of her oldest and closest friends. Will a little Christmas magic bring them together or push them apart? Femmeslash.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 35,804 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 12/16/2012 - Published: 3/7/2011 - Ginny W., Hermione G. - Complete
I am currently making a website based on this tutorial, which will include completely updated information. Though it is out of date, you can still read it as a source of reference. Link to the website will be posted once it is completed.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 120,295 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 11/6/2012 - Published: 7/1/2011 - Severus S., Albus D.
No Rest For The Wicked by VinylVictory reviews
Formerly IN WHICH RACHEL AND AL DO IT. A bit of plot, a bit of fun stuff. Rachel goes to her lessons in the Ever-After and takes a nap in a room she's never seen before. Rachel/Al Post BMS. NOW WITH 30% MORE PLOT FREE!
Hollows, Kim Harrison - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,692 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 7/17/2012 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Rachel Morgan, Algaliarept
Resolution by aliciameade reviews
Rachel's fighting a losing battle with her emotions.
Hollows, Kim Harrison - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,911 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/1/2012 - Rachel Morgan, Ivy Tamwood - Complete
Image Of You by angelic1hp reviews
The engagement party of Ron and Hermione is one that Ginny really didn't want to attend. Ginny's tried to lose herself in alcohol, sex and a relationship with a man she could never love until the one she wanted comes back into her life. Femmeslash HGGW
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 78,164 - Reviews: 477 - Favs: 584 - Follows: 169 - Updated: 9/8/2008 - Published: 12/17/2006 - Hermione G., Ginny W. - Complete
Cold Water by Broccoli-xxxx reviews
Ginny Weasley finally has time to recover from...well, everything. Ginny and Dean, though the pairing is only a small thing, after the war. Rated for themes and mild language. Do review.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,226 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/23/2008 - Dean T., Ginny W. - Complete
Pure Eyes by SayurixMion reviews
Slightly AU or Alternate Universe: The story telling of how Hermione met Fleur before the Triwizard tournament and their friendship spurs into something more... Dedicated to my wonderful and lovely girlfriend Juliet
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 18 - Words: 52,118 - Reviews: 408 - Favs: 720 - Follows: 271 - Updated: 4/4/2008 - Published: 1/2/2007 - Fleur D., Hermione G. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Power of Time by RossWrock reviews
Now AU, 6th Year, following OoTP. Tired of the way Dumbledore and the Order treat him, and ready to face his destiny, Harry dedicates long hours to muggle and magical training to take the fight to Voldemort for a change. Slight HPGW, not shippy though.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 29 - Words: 470,346 - Reviews: 4717 - Favs: 4,590 - Follows: 3,466 - Updated: 4/25/2007 - Published: 12/31/1969 - Harry P.