Raven Dancer
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Joined 05-14-01, id: 69188, Profile Updated: 10-24-11
Author has written 18 stories for Harry Potter.

I clearly recall the very first story I wrote back in fourth grade. I'd just learned descriptive words and I used every adjective and adverb I could find for my summer vacation story. I think it bored the teacher to death, but my friends loved it. I was much chagrined to discover the tendency to embellish is genetic. My son continues to write long descriptive sagas that remind me of Lucas' Star Wars. He also has a tendency to doodle on every available scrap of paper creating a variety of languages and little nordic soldiers.

About forty years later, I still love to write. I teach second grade - imagine me in a classroom of 20 8 and 9 year olds learning together. We draw often and read even more. Junie B. Jones is the current favorite and anything to do with humorous poetry.

I love angsty stories. I also enjoy humor cleverly incorporated into a story. Needless to say, you won't find much of the latter in my writing, but plenty of the former.

Below is a timeline of my stories on FanFiction.net. Order of Stories:

1. The First Path In (middle of Harry's 5th year)

2. Confrontations and Confessions (August before Harry's 5th year)

3.Alternate Routes (Spring of Harry's 5th year)

4.Interludes (May/June of Harry's 5th year)

5. Summer Lessons (Summer before Harry's 6th year)

Then the stand-alones which don't necesarily fit in the saga (alternate time line):

1. The Masquerade (Halloween, 5th year. Fluff. A challenge piece about a costume for Snape)

2. 7th Year Potions with Fred and George (5th year, early winter)

3. Killing the Messenger (5th year, Weekend prior to Christmas/winter holidays)

4. Pandora's Gate (5th year, spring)

5. Practicum (5th year, late spring)

6. Hunting for Hagrid (5th year, late spring, after Practicum)

7. Shadow Trolls

8. When Harry left Severus... (after the 7th year, after Voldemort's demise.)

9. Discoveries (a piece exploring Ollivander and the idea that Snape has been found out as a spy. How does Dumbledore react?)

Finally, the last piece. Another alternate timeline:

1. A Promise to be Better (5th year begining in the second week of school in September)

2. The Weasley Twins Brew Again (Winter term, 5th year)

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A Promise to Be Better reviews
After returning to the Death Eaters Snape begins to crack. It's up to Dumbledore to keep him together through the turmoil. COMPLETED.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 46 - Words: 131,009 - Reviews: 611 - Favs: 340 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 7/11/2010 - Published: 10/28/2001 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
Discoveries reviews
Harry and Ron make a discovery about the Potions Master. Features Ollivander and James Barnes.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,176 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 13 - Published: 4/13/2009 - Severus S., G. Ollivander - Complete
Brewing for Hagrid reviews
Hagrid finds an interesting potion to brew to call a new creature.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,256 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/1/2006 - Severus S., Rubeus H. - Complete
Summer Lessons reviews
The continuation of "First Path In", "Alternate Routes" and "Interludes". A summer jaunt turns sour...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 24,470 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/22/2004 - Published: 7/27/2003 - Severus S., Albus D.
An Ounce of Cure reviews
For those few brave souls who asked who Randall Clarion was... Severus Snape and Jeffrey Barnes develop a potion to cure the latest influenza. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,851 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/7/2003 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
When Harry Left Severus reviews
Sometimes there is no such thing as "Happily ever after". Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 64,074 - Reviews: 238 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/6/2003 - Published: 7/31/2002 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
The Weasley Twins Brew Again reviews
Another day, another potion, another catastrophe... This story is set six weeks after the conclusion of 'a Promise to be Better.' COMPLETED.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 49,011 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/15/2002 - Published: 4/15/2002 - Severus S., George W. - Complete
Shadow Trolls reviews
Another field trip goes awry.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,950 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/6/2002 - Severus S.
Interludes reviews
Part 3: Snape recuperates. Dumbledore and Lupin plan. Hogwarts tries to return to normal. This saga will continue with SUMMER LESSONS.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,298 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 23 - Updated: 11/1/2001 - Published: 9/24/2001 - Severus S., Albus D.
The Masquerade reviews
Dumbledore has another brilliant idea, much to Snape’s regret.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,366 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/6/2001 - Severus S., Albus D.
Hunting for Hagrid reviews
Hagrid is missing and a search is organized for the Forbidden Forest. Professor Snape is tapped for search and rescue.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,741 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/1/2001 - Severus S.
Killing the Messenger reviews
Snape returns from a less-than-successful meeting with Voldemort.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,249 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/23/2001 - Severus S., Albus D.
Seventh Year Potions with Fred and George reviews
George and Fred continue the search for new gags and finally realize there are limitations to experimenting. A Snape, Dumbledore, Weasley and Harry story.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,967 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/20/2001 - Severus S., George W.
Pandora's Gate reviews
Fred and George discover a new incantation......
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,463 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 9 - Published: 9/14/2001 - Severus S., George W.
Alternate Routes reviews
Part 2: Sequel to The First Path In. Voldemort continues his search for a way into Hogwarts. This saga continues with INTERLUDES!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 46,274 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/13/2001 - Published: 7/13/2001 - Severus S., Albus D.
Practicum: Gathering Fresh Ingredients reviews
Professor Snape is coerced into taking his older students into the Forbidden Forest
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,374 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 20 - Published: 8/29/2001 - Severus S., Albus D.
Confrontations and Confessions reviews
Precedes 'The First Path In'. An exploration of Dumbledore's and Snape's relationship.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,913 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 28 - Published: 7/3/2001 - Severus S., Albus D.
The First Path In reviews
Part 1: Voldemort wants to get into Hogwarts School. He has to get around Dumbledore\'s protections. A Snape, Lupin, Dumbledore and Harry story. This saga continues with ALTERNATE ROUTES.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 23,951 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/1/2001 - Published: 6/6/2001 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
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