Babylon By Candlelight
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Joined 09-25-04, id: 677511, Profile Updated: 06-07-14
Author has written 14 stories for Degrassi, Harry Potter, Baby Sitters Club, and Parodies and Spoofs.

How many miles to Babylon?
Three score miles and ten.
Can I get there by candle-light?
Yes, and back again.
If your heels are nimble and light,
You may get there by candle-light.

Babylon by Candlelight (formerly A Glass Darkly) grew up in the mountains of northern California, attended university in Oregon for a few years until she became tired of the bureaucratic, pandering nonsense and "quirky" demeanor of the unwashed theater students and moved to Iowa with her then fiancee, now husband. She spends her days playing with her son, Thing 1, waiting anxiously for the arrival of Thing 2, watching Ghost Adventures, and hibernating until spring arrives, when she emerges from her big red sleeping bag and embarks on geocaching expeditions, photography jaunts, and general outdoor shenanigans.

My Stories: Right now, I am on a semi-permanent hiatus. I may occasionally update The She Series, but honestly over the past few years I have had zero muse, inspiration, creativity, whatever you want to call it. The She Series was motivated by a difficult time in my life, but it seems now that I'm settled, relatively happy, and not in constant emotional turmoil, any desire or motivation to write has dried up.

Favourite TV Shows: Ghost Adventures, The Carrie Diaries, Catfish: The TV Show, Haunted Collector, Firefly, American Dad.

Favourite Movies: Little Miss Sunshine, Anne of the Thousand Days, The Breakfast Club, Emma, Mean Girls, Easy A.

Favourite Books: Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, any historical non-fiction revolving around ancient Sumeria, Egypt, the Tudors, the French Revolution, or Russia.

Fandom Related Information:


Harry Potter Pairings: Harry/Hermione, Remus/Sirius, Hermione/Severus, Ron/Luna, Luna/Neville, Ginny/Neville, Harry/Susan, Harry/Draco

Harry Potter Characters: Hermione Granger, Daphne Greengrass, Neville Longbottom, Susan Bones, Lucius Malfoy

Baby-Sitters Club Pairings: Stacey/Charlie, Stacey/Dawn, Kristy/Cary, Kristy/Alan

Baby-Sitters Club Characters: Dawn, Stacey, Claudia

Least Favourites:

Harry Potter Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Hermione/Draco, Harry/Cho, Ron/Harry, Lily/Sirius, Harry/Tom Jr/Voldemort

Harry Potter Characters: Ron Weasley, Molly Weasley, Bellatrix Lestrange, James Potter

Baby-Sitters Club Pairings: Mary-Anne/Logan, Mary-Anne/Kristy, Claudia/Alan

Baby-Sitters Club Characters: Mallory, Jessi, Karen

The Harry/Hermione Rant:

Yes, I strongly support a Harry/Hermione ship, and even more strongly oppose the Ron/Hermione ship. Although many other authors have made the same case I am about to present, I am throwing in my two cents' worth as well. Ron/Hermione as a ship based on anything other than a strong physical attraction simply does not work - they are simply not compatible. Hermione's ambition and thirst for knowledge is completely opposite to Ron's desire for an easy life. He is simply not motivated to better himself in any worthwhile endeavour, and while that alone does not make or break the relationship, his jealousy and resentment of those who do gain recognition through hard work would kill any relationship the two could have. Hermione would not be content to sit at home and be the second incarnation of Molly Weasley; she would be a driving force for change in the Wizarding world, and I personally do not believe Ron could deal with her having that type of recognition and publicity, whether positive or negative.

Ron also displays all the classic signs of an abuser. He belittles her, dismisses any passions she has as a waste of time or just plain stupid. He is jealous of her success and tries to limit her contact with other people because of that jealousy. He is insecure, distrustful, and has a temper that he either cannot, or does not, control. In order to have a "happy" relationship with Ron, Hermione would have to downplay all her intelligence, successes, and ambitions - that is not a healthy, fulfilling relationship.

Harry and Ginny likewise have an equally shallow relationship. Ginny is a fangirl, pure and simple. She came to Hogwarts, having had absolutely no meaningful interaction with Harry, already "in love" with him. For a child of eleven, this is forgivable, but her character fails to develop as she grows older. Everything she does is focused around Harry Potter, even her association with others: she flirts with other males in order to get his attention and try to spark jealousy in him. In reality, she knows very little about Harry Potter himself, not the Boy-Who-Lived. Their relationship is a (very, very disturbing) recreation of the James Potter-Lily Evans facade, and that does not a happy marriage make.

With all that said, here is my case for Harry and Hermione: Hermione has been loyal to Harry from the very beginning. With the exception of the Half-Blood Prince book (which seems to me to be no more than a plot device to discredit fan opinions of Harry/Hermione) and the Firebolt incident (which, one could argue, was still Hermione looking out for Harry's best interests, wanting to make sure he was safe from a possible unknown assailant), Hermione has never displayed any selfish tendencies or resentments towards him. Ron abandons Harry not once, but twice (the Tri-Wizard Tournament debacle and during the Horcrux hunt), and Ginny, aside from the Department of Mysteries, has had no meaningful instances of "standing by Harry". Hermione and Harry have been together from their first month of Hogwarts. She can appreciate him as Harry The Person, with all his strengths and flaws, while Harry recognizes Hermione's intelligence and worth as something other than a know-it-all. The trust and faith these two have built up over the years serves as a much stronger basis for a relationship than physical attraction, blind hero worship, and the idea of One Happy Weasley Family.

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Fulfilling Obligations by forbiddenharmony7 reviews
Did you ever wonder what happened in the 19 years between the last chapter and the epilogue of Deathly Hallows? Or what happens afterward? Totally, completely, and eventually H/Hr, but we have a long road to get there! Rated T for language & sexuality.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 47 - Words: 201,319 - Reviews: 853 - Favs: 613 - Follows: 780 - Updated: 8/6/2014 - Published: 7/23/2008 - [Harry P., Hermione G.]
What We're Fighting For by James Spookie reviews
The savior of magical Britain is believed dead until he shows up to fight Death Eaters. Hermione Granger is a very lonely young woman without a single friend until she boards the Hogwarts Express for her sixth year, and her life take a major turn. SERIOUS WARNING. Rated M for a reason. DO NOT READ if easily offended.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 244,762 - Reviews: 2383 - Favs: 4,740 - Follows: 3,751 - Updated: 7/13/2014 - Published: 10/14/2013 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Still I Rise by Lisbeth Lou Who reviews
Abandoned by his House and his friends after his name comes out of the Goblet, Harry feels betrayed and alone. Help comes in the form of know-it-all Hermione Granger. A less forgiving Harry, a Ravenclaw Hermione. HHr.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 67,801 - Reviews: 770 - Favs: 1,898 - Follows: 2,802 - Updated: 5/12/2014 - Published: 3/16/2014 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Harry Potter and the Temporal Beacon by willyolioleo reviews
At the end of 3rd year, Hermione asks Harry for some help with starting an interesting project. If a dark lord's got a 50-year head start on you, maybe what you need is a little more time to even the playing field. AU, Timetravel, HHr, mild Ron bashing. Minimizing new powers, just making good use of existing ones.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 70 - Words: 428,826 - Reviews: 5145 - Favs: 4,892 - Follows: 5,453 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 11/30/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G.
A Different Halloween by robst reviews
Could a chance meeting change history? What would a different Halloween in 1981 mean for wizarding Britain?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 124,549 - Reviews: 4023 - Favs: 7,052 - Follows: 4,189 - Updated: 5/26/2012 - Published: 10/31/2010 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete
A Little Stray by CarlieD reviews
William and Mairead Potter had resigned themselves to a life without a child, trying to lose their pain in their travels as a diplomatic couple. But one evening in Paris, their lives would change forever when they encountered a hurting little boy…
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 33,183 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 2/1/2012 - Published: 5/14/2008 - James P.
Harry Potter and the Magic of Unity by Phoenix Burst reviews
Sequel to Harry Potter and the Spiritual Heirs. The Heirs have returned and they're prepared to end the war while fighting for the Gray. Full summary inside. Review! On hiatus!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 31,226 - Reviews: 699 - Favs: 1,617 - Follows: 2,463 - Updated: 1/21/2012 - Published: 4/21/2011 - Hermione G., Harry P.
Royal by Batsutousai reviews
Once, magical Europe was ruled by one family. When that family fell, the Ministries rose. The lost heir and friends have spent four years at Hogwarts, and it's time for them to change their world, but is the world ready for them? Dark!Harry
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 40,961 - Reviews: 440 - Favs: 1,565 - Follows: 598 - Updated: 3/21/2010 - Published: 2/18/2010 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G., Albus D. - Complete
When A Lioness Fights by kayly silverstorm reviews
Hermione Granger, master spy, and Severus Snape, spymaster to the Order. An unlikely partnership, forged to defeat the Dark Lord on his own ground. But to do so, they must confront their own darkness within. Spying, torture, angst and love. AU after fifth
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 80 - Words: 416,508 - Reviews: 7425 - Favs: 4,518 - Follows: 1,760 - Updated: 2/6/2010 - Published: 12/7/2004 - Hermione G., Severus S. - 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: 4421 - Favs: 9,441 - Follows: 4,308 - Updated: 5/28/2009 - Published: 2/9/2007 - Harry P., Fleur D. - Complete
White Picket Fences and Apple Trees by FlatOutCrazy reviews
Two years after that summer on Brokeback Mountain, Ennis del Mar leaves his wife and daughter to start a life with Jack Twist. Sixteen years later, Alma is dead and Junior is sent to live with her father and --surprise!-- the MAN he loves. Complete.
Brokeback Mountain - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 48 - Words: 162,948 - Reviews: 745 - Favs: 548 - Follows: 238 - Updated: 9/3/2008 - Published: 7/15/2006 - Complete
Desperate Measures by vvc reviews
Harry may be a half-Veela, but there was no such thing as a destined mate. If somebody wanted him, they would have to prove their worthiness. And Draco’s chances don't look so good when Harry guts him at the welcoming feast… HPDM, mpreg
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 196,164 - Reviews: 2819 - Favs: 4,618 - Follows: 1,564 - Updated: 6/4/2008 - Published: 4/30/2008 - Harry P., Draco M.
Bring Me To Life by luckei1 reviews
Hermione finds Pansy about to jump off a bridge. Draco/Hermione, Harry/Pansy
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 65,590 - Reviews: 745 - Favs: 1,331 - Follows: 314 - Updated: 4/29/2008 - Published: 6/27/2007 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
The Golden Age by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
Post DH. In the wake of victory, Harry struggles with life, love, and the reform of the British wizarding world. He learns that life is complex, and that happy endings are fleeting. Chapter 24- Dreams: The Unicorn in Kensington Gardens
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 97,015 - Reviews: 1024 - Favs: 512 - Follows: 239 - Updated: 4/21/2008 - Published: 7/26/2007 - Harry P., Hermione G. - 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: 817 - Favs: 2,071 - Follows: 599 - Updated: 11/25/2007 - Published: 7/7/2005 - Draco M., Harry P. - Complete
The Destiny of Minerva Duncan by Kerrymdb reviews
Watch the transformation of shy, innocent Minerva Duncan into the formidable Professor McGonagall. Her story so far!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 44 - Words: 96,715 - Reviews: 820 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 4/16/2007 - Published: 7/1/2004 - Albus D., Minerva M.
BFF by Celica60 reviews
Life in Stoneybrook isn't so simple anymore. Prequel to Regretting Stacey. Complete.
Baby Sitters Club - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 177,271 - Reviews: 408 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 6/7/2006 - Published: 10/2/2005 - Complete
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Baby You Can Drive My Car
Delilah has everything a girl could want... except one thing.
Parodies and Spoofs - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,884 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/27/2010 - Published: 9/26/2010
The She Series reviews
Silent sufferings of the women of Hogwarts, past and present. One-shot series. New Story: Behind Blue Eyes
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,731 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/9/2008
Tombstones reviews
Graves look the same no matter what coast you're on...
Baby Sitters Club - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,939 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/17/2008 - Published: 6/27/2007
See Spot Run reviews
It all began with an innocent bedtime story... Faced with a life making decision, Ginny must decide what's worth more to her: her life, or her reputation.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,614 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/27/2007 - Published: 11/4/2006 - Ginny W.
Sixteen reviews
Sixteen was supposed to be Mallory's salvation. But salvation comes in many forms...
Baby Sitters Club - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,516 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/10/2007 - Complete
Everything Is Illuminated reviews
It was bad enough watching her best friend destroy herself. But with Emma out of the hospital and Peter never knowing how to take a hint, Manny has realized just how very small being alone can make you feel.
Degrassi - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,556 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/23/2007 - Published: 10/17/2006 - Manny S.
Cosmetic Smile reviews
Ashley isn't sure any amount of makeup will hide her, this time. [One Shot]
Degrassi - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,675 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/8/2006 - Ashley K. - Complete
Watch You Walk Away reviews
Things haven't been the same since Sean came back from Wasaga Beach. How can you tell when someone no longer loves you?
Degrassi - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 29,649 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/26/2006 - Published: 5/7/2006 - Complete
Survivor reviews
He really does hate her, you know. [OneShot]
Degrassi - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,694 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/28/2006 - Toby I., Ashley K. - Complete
My Boyfriend Has Lost It reviews
At least the Giant Squid didn't want to crush her freckles. [OneShot, companion to My Girlfriend Is Gone]
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 800 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/10/2006 - Ginny W., Harry P. - Complete
My Girlfriend is Gone reviews
Harry laments over losing Ginny to another person. [OneShot, AU]
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 531 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/8/2006 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
Pink And Yellow Sweater reviews
Paige wishes she'd never bought that ugly sweater. She wishes it wasn't too late to take it back... to take everything back. [Oneshot, companion piece to When Love Is Gone]
Degrassi - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,324 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/8/2006 - Paige M. - Complete
When Love Is Gone reviews
Alex knew she never should have woken up that morning. Still... it was better to end it than to keep living a lie. [One Shot, AU]
Degrassi - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 983 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/7/2006 - Alex, Paige M. - Complete
I Hate Being Alone reviews
Alex reflects on her two past relationships. [OneShot]
Degrassi - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,320 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/7/2006 - Alex - Complete