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Author has written 7 stories for Harry Potter, X-Men, and Nightside, Simon R. Green.
May your ink never run dry and your words never go stale.
AUTHOR'S NEWS and UPDATES:
1 - I have a P/atreon account under the name DaSalvatore if you want to throw out a tip. Many thanks either way.
2 - I have a FictionPress account under DaSalvadore where you can find my original work. Alas, so far that's lacking.
3 - I have a AO3 account if you prefer to read my stories there. It's also under the name DaSalvatore.
Nov/Dec 2018 - Thank you for all those who have sent me well wishes. I'm unfortunately having to go into hospital for an issue with my right eye. I have no idea how long the recovery will be so UPDATES WILL BE SPORADIC.
Sept/Oct 2018 - My health issues have flared up since my last Rebirth chapter. As such, it's highly unlikely there will be any posting until November at least. Hopefully the quiet won't last too long but my physical and mental health are my focus.
July 2018 - My offline life has been all over the place, including multiple medical issues keeping me from writing. Honestly, sometimes it's as though this year has been cursed in regards to getting stuff written.
JAN 2018 - I decided to refocus on Son of Potter after the New Year as I was getting far too into other stories and not finishing my earlier ones. Unfortunately, I also looked to move everything over to a new laptop. Needless to say my bad luck with computers struck again and I am now having to rewrite everything. Please be patient for updates until I get back into the groove and up to date with my notes.
Here's what I've actually finished (shocking!)
Son of Potter, Daughter of Black, Child of Evans ( Harry Potter ) - Initially inspired by Janara's Let The Guilty Pay, Firazh's Corvus Black and Branchwraith's Season of Change. Rather than abandon Harry after third year, Sirius Black camps out near Privet Drive and spends the summer teaching him all about his Potter heritage with plenty of Black history thrown in. Sirius is determined to give Harry all the tools he can because while he might be the Son of Prongs, he was actually born the Daughter of Padfoot.
This story has had its updates delayed more than a few times due to chapter 32's pivotal role. When that is posted it will open the floodgates for the rest of the story to be posted on time.
This is NOT ABANDONED! I've essentially hit a brick wall in the writing. The plot is laid out up until the very end plus epilogue, it is "merely" the actual writing to put all the pieces together that is causing me the issues.
Rebirth of the Founders ( Harry Potter ) - Inspired by parihpfan's The Founders Four. The Founders found a way of putting powerful safeguards into their bloodlines. Now, as Harry faces off against the shade of Tom Riddle and the basilisk inside the Chamber of Secrets, the Sorting Hat causes one of those safeguards to activate. The result means Harry Potter is now Salazar Slytherin and the most misunderstood Founder is the Boy-Who-Lived. It's time to bring Hogwarts and the Wizarding World back to the glory they used to be. Harry/Hermione, Neville/Luna.
This story will show you my (re)imagined Founders. Certainly not for Snape or Dumbledore lovers.
Changes Beyond the Grave ( Harry Potter ) - Partially inspired by Sinyk's Angry Harry and the Seven and Lady Laran's Remaking Destiny. The Potter's weren't the Dumbledore kool-aid drinkers it's believed and left behind information and keys to Harry's long-term future and happiness. At the age of 10 he finds their Worst-Case Scenario trunk in the Dursleys attic and things snowball badly for the Manipulating Dumbledore from there on.
This story leans and borrows Massively on Simon R. Green's Nightside series. You meet the original Merlin (from Nightside) as well as get a very anti-hero Harry even at the age of 12.
Wrath of the Blacks ( Harry Potter ) - Inspired by Son of Potter. A regretful night leads to James kicking out Lily when it becomes clear she's caring Sirius' child. Voldemort does the wrong thing in taking along Bellatrix that fateful night and her fanatical love for the Dark Lord breaks beneath her loyalty to House Black. Bella takes little Cassiopeia and together with the rest of her family, raises the Girl-Who-Lived into the ultimate Grey Lady. The enemies of the Blacks beware.
Broken Chains ( Harry Potter ) - The familiar tale of Harry finding out things aren't what they seem to be. Sirius and Remus have spent two years working together with Harry in order to find out exactly what's going on in the last Potter's life. When Sirius dies at the Ministry and Harry hears the Prophecy, things get clear and he understands the real Dark Lord he is supposed to Vanquish. Albus Dumbledore. A HarryxHermionexLuna story heavily inspired by DrgnMstr's Harry Potter and the Unspeakable Time and DerLaCroix's fabulous Rocking the Boat.
M to the X (Harry Potter / Marvel / DC / Other Crossover ) - This is what happens if Son of Potter ends badly. World-ending Badly. Melania and her last surviving friends are given a ritual by the goddess Danu to travel into another dimension in order to get a redo at life. However, a price must always be paid when dealing with the gods and the group find themselves facing a world of mutants, magicals, and monsters all gunning for them and ancient oaths of loyalty now theirs to follow.
AUTHOR PET PEEVES:
Questions in the Summaries - I beg you, please, do not put questions in your story synopsises. At worst, you'll turn me off completely, at best and you'll get me to think up my own story to go along with your questions. Such questions barely tell the reader anything anyway. So if you have stories where all your description is a "what if/will/does..." then I ask you to change it so people actually know what you've written.
And yes, this annoyance is also for professional books. I practically throw a book back onto the shelves if their blurb is nothing but asking me questions about the book.
Artificially Inflated word-counts - This usually happens when authors decide to flood their chapter(s) with huge author's notes and a relatively small chapter size. Don't, just don't. It makes you come across as thinking that what you have to say is more important than the story people want to read. The important, almost the only of importance, is the story. And saying that...
Smarmy ANs when a chapter finishes on a cliffhanger or dark turn for a character - "Aren't I evil?" "Do you hate me?" "I'm sorry for the cliffy!" Are all meaningless statements. No cliffhanger is an absolute must but rather a result of either the writing leading up to that point being the best spot to stop or the author choosing to stop there. Cliff-hangers are a choice and trying to be smart and/or funny about how a chapter ends is annoying.
And my absolute biggest...
DON'T LIKE, DON'T READ - I can't express how annoying I find this attitude. Not the initial premise, after all, there's no point in continuing to read something if you don't like it just to constantly post negative reviews. No, my problem with this is that it has become a type of shield people use in order to avoid ANY type of critique of their stories. It's similar to the "I'm not a professional so don't blame me for any issues" arguement. Both completely ignore the concept of improving as a writer.
Just like the old saying about everyone has opinions, everyone has a story to tell. And just like how people believe our opinions are the only ones that matter, it's painfully obvious that some authors believe that their stories/writing are above reproach. That any type of negativity is a flame and so can/should be ignored. None of us are perfect writers, all of us can improve and no one story will appeal to everyone. Just as we all have the right to post our stories, everyone has the right to (respectfully) declare what they don't like about anything they read. Whether that's this profile, my stories or anyone else's stuff.
HP SPECIFIC PET PEEVES:
Overusing Dumbledore using "Greater Good" - Do I think Dumbledore is a good man? Hell no. I think he's a manipulative bastard who, by his own words, decided to allow a child to be abused for the majority of seventeen years, deliberately placed Harry in danger without any additional training, and the end of the HP series happens only because of a series of lucky breaks. However, no matter how Dark someone writes Dumbledore, I simply can't see him actually using the term Greater Good in conversation that often. Sure, dropping it here and there is one thing, but sometimes people end up writing it as though it's the ONLY THING Dumbledore says.
Charlus and Dorea being James Grandparents (and Harry's great-Grandparents) - This is a stickler for me. Some authors want to use Fleamont as James' father with either Charlus never mentioned or as a brother. Which works, it merges both JKs Black Tapestry and her Pottermore work (I personally have it as the other way around). But what annoys me is when writers make Charlus and Dorea Fleamont's (or whoever they call James' father) parents. That only works if you push Charlus and Dorea back up a branch on the Black Tapestry or else the ages don't sync up at all. It's a minor complain but something that annoys me.
So I happen to love the Harry Potter fanfiction more than the original material. I really see JKR's popularity coming from the readers putting their own spins into such a potential universe than her talent in story-telling. Why? Because the Harry Potter information and lore simply isn't fleshed out enough for some of the events to make proper sense. As such...
A Note About My Stories! - I'm essentially building my own world as an AU that's built from the framework of Potter-canon. I've taken information from the books, Pottermore and the HP Lexicon and added my own twists. This means you'll find plenty of overlaps in my stories including Original Characters doing the same job or information about the past being identical. Two examples are:
Goblins - The family Account Managers are the same and will have the same personality across my stories unless it suits the plot to change something.
Harry's Bloodline - The Potters come from the Peverells and the Peverells spawn the Slytherin family line as well as the Gaunt one. Morgan Le Fey is actually Rowena Ravenclaw's sister and the Blacks come from the Ravenclaws/Le Fey. This means that Harry is related to Potter, Peverell, Black, Le Fey, Ravenclaw and Slytherin Families. This doesn't mean every story will have him Lord of every house but be aware that the genealogy connecting him to these names is still there even if Harry ends up being only Harry Potter.
Merlin and Morgana's age - The Merlin, Morgana and Arthur of Harry Potter lore are not the ones from our legends. The Merlin of Hogwarts fame is named after the Merlin of our stories and is partly why there are some conflicting accounts of the man in our myths. The HP Camelot is a magical reimagining of the original for Wizarding kind only.
Bloodline Origins - Speaking of the Houses. My Son of Potter story hints at a very intricate backstory to the Potter and Black families being born from a single powerful wizard. It's from him that the Le Fey, Peverell and Slytherin families come from (and from two of these the Blacks and Potters). Again, this backstory will be present in all my stories even if no one living actually knows about it.
Spells/Magic - Any branch of magic, Family Magic or spells not canon will again cross over unless otherwise ignored by me.
I'm going to repeat myself. While certain magic and facts might be in all/most of my stories, that doesn't mean they will have as much or as little influence in a story as they have in another. They're merely there for me to have consistency in JKR's original universe.
POSTING SCHEDULE (Subject to Change):
Son of Potter, Daughter of Black -
Rebirth of the Founders - 1st/15th of every Month
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Changes Beyond the Grave -
Broken Chains -
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