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Joined 07-29-05, id: 866140, Profile Updated: 03-21-17
Author has written 8 stories for Harry Potter.

I'm 41 years old, male, single, and don't mind being any of those three things. I have a rather obnoxious kitty, though. I currently live in Austin, Texas.

I write because I feel like it. That's all. If you like my story (or stories), please feel free to let me know. If you don't like them, feel free to let me know. If you don't care, then move on. :-)

I had at one point written a story a long time ago called "Price of a Savior", but I removed it because I didn't like it. I removed it, tried to rewrite it, failed, and here I am. Just started another story, though, hope it turns out well.

I try to reply to every review. If I don't reply to yours, it's because I missed it, not because I didn't appreciate your comment.

Stories:

"The Goblet's Revenge" is predicated upon a simple, erm, predicate: What if the Goblet sticks its mitts into the first task and bollocks everything up? Starts out kinda serious, and rapidly devolves into complete anarchy.

"Hunting for Plimpies" is a quick oneshot about Luna discovering her mum dead.

The following stories are one-shots that are inspired by specific pieces of music.

"Ballade #3" is a story of Pansy Parkinson wanting to direct her own life and getting far more than she bargained for. It is a fic to Chopin's eponymous tune.

"Claire de Luna" is a story of an evening of magic with Luna Lovegood.

"Prelude in C# Minor" is a story of Luna finding friendship. Based on Rachmaninoff's eponymous tune.

"Aldebaran" is a story of comfort and tragedy. Based on Enya's eponymous tune.

And this one is just inexplicable:

"Rhapsody in Flew - a ComposerBird concerto" is a series of short vignettes about the life of ComposerBirds.

I put a lot of myself into my stories. I love Luna. Something about her just makes my heart melt. So many of the oneshots I wrote explore aspects of her beautiful personality.

Shipping:

I do not ship. Some pairings may be more of a challenge than others, but I can write H/G, H/LL, H/Hr, H/PP, H/DG, and sometimes I might get a bug up and write some pairing that's so completely off the wall that it makes people wonder about me. At one time I wrote a story about Hedwig and McGonagle in her cat form. So I'm up for just about anything.

That said, each character has their own personality, and I might write a piece because I want to explore the personality of one girl or another.

Though I sometimes will write something as close to MA as I can safely get, I don't write multis. I don't write for wish fulfillment in general, I just want to see where some ideas go.

Future plans:

I left a few plot points untied with "The Goblet's Revenge", but I don't think a sequel is likely to come out of that any time soon. If you think you can do it justice, please feel free with my blessing. All I ask is that you continue the chaos and carnage, and give me credit.

I have several plot bunnies rattling around in my head, and if I can find the time and energy I'll give writing them down a shot. What I can promise is that they will be as completely unlike any other fanfic as I can make them. I absolutely detest unoriginality.

Other thoughts:

I usually don't read slash (though if it's an ancilliary character it doesn't bother me) and I absolutely do not write it. This is not due to any kind of animus, it's simply respect for the characters. No character in canon except for maybe perhaps the odd Creevey and maybe Draco ever shows any inclination towards same-sex attraction whatsoever, so I'm not going to shoehorn it in just to fit some kind of political agenda. Dumbledore is another animal entirely - I accept JK Rowling's vision of him as gay, but it really has no bearing on anything at all, so I don't see any reason to focus on it. I doubt Harry even knew! This even extends to Femslash, though being a red-blooded male, I might be convinced to give that a try. Tastefully, of course.

Voldemort is not good, and neither is Snape. But I think that sometimes fanfiction authors can fall into the trap of seeing characters as one dimensional. Snape is an utter bastard, but he is nothing if not complex, and is Voldemort irredeemable? Perhaps, or perhaps not. It's something that could be explored.

I really love the idea of "independent!Harry", but it's almost never executed well. It is a rare fic indeed where it has good spelling and grammar, manages to do something unique with the trope, and also manages to treat characters as multi-dimensional without irrational bashing.

I don't really like Ron Weasley. It's not because he's a bad guy and I think an argument could be made for him being a loyal friend as well as a complete bastard, but something about him just rubs me the wrong way. I won't write bashing fics, but I don't think he's going to come out unscathed.

Now, a few things about me and my style of writing:

I have a very odd sense of humor, and it comes out in my writing. For that reason, I rarely write serious or tragedy fics, I just can't keep the gravitas. So I write surreal or cracky fics.

Sometimes people can't deal with that. There are three quarters of a million HP fanfics on this site alone of varying quality. Those people may like one of those fics better. I'm not too sympathetic when people read through a whole story and then get mad because it's not what they expected. Like the silliness in chapter two wasn't enough to give you a clue?

I also tend to be very economical with words. I tend to use as few words as possible to describe something. Sometimes I use too few.

I like review, both good and bad, but I'm inclined to not be too fond of reviews that actually cross the line into rude. Sometimes those will find their way into the story. I'm not usually complimentary.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy.

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Harry Potter and the Rejected Path by zArkham reviews
After one taunt too many by Draco & learning of dark things while possessed, Harry refuses to play his part anymore. Into this comes Luna with her own dark story to tell. They shall both get revenge and shake magical Britain before the end. - Harry/Multi
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 389,965 - Reviews: 2659 - Favs: 6,072 - Follows: 6,856 - Updated: 2/28/2016 - Published: 10/5/2010 - Harry P., Luna L.
The Ten Plagues by Lord Jeram reviews
Harry's search for the elusive Horcruxes takes a bloody turn, leading him into the crossfire of an invisible war - fought not between dark and light, but over the control of reality and magic itself. The players are unknown, and he must break free of a body of lies to find the truth.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 77,382 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 180 - Follows: 186 - Updated: 1/6/2015 - Published: 4/30/2007 - Harry P. - Complete
For Whom the Bell Tolls by nefieslab reviews
AU fifth year. After saving Dudley from the dementors, the ministry letter arrives to order his wand snapped. Dumbledore's letter doesn't arrive. Harry/Daphne/Susan. Rating may change. Powerful!Happy!Independant!Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 135,554 - Reviews: 1727 - Favs: 4,561 - Follows: 5,260 - Updated: 7/2/2012 - Published: 1/15/2011 - Harry P., Daphne G.
Partially Kissed Hero by Perfect Lionheart reviews
Summer before third year Harry has a life changing experience, and a close encounter with a dementor ends with him absorbing the horcrux within him. Features Harry with a backbone.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 103 - Words: 483,646 - Reviews: 15731 - Favs: 9,439 - Follows: 8,289 - Updated: 4/28/2012 - Published: 5/6/2008 - Harry P.
Retroactive by wordhammer reviews
Harry takes a chance in hope of saving Sirius from the Veil, assisted by Luna and some stolen Time Turners. Working with Luna comes with its own complications, though.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,691 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 354 - Follows: 110 - Published: 6/15/2011 - Harry P., Luna L. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Remnants of the Soul by Cubdom reviews
PostHBP HP&SueBones Voldemort miscalculated, granting Harry a victory, but one deeply tainted by loss. Piecing together his shattered Soul, Harry must finish school and step into a society where he wields incredible power, wealth, and responsibility. Rated M for violence and character death.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 101,643 - Reviews: 751 - Favs: 1,129 - Follows: 1,448 - Updated: 5/11/2011 - Published: 5/4/2006 - Harry P., Susan B.
Harry Potter and the Spiritual Heirs by Phoenix Burst reviews
Post OotP. Harry inherits more than gold from Sirius and his parents. Now he must train to fight Voldemort while fighting against Dumbledore's manipulations. Full Summary inside. Slight Dumbledore Weasley bashing. Review!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 144,886 - Reviews: 3006 - Favs: 5,983 - Follows: 3,569 - Updated: 3/15/2011 - Published: 10/6/2009 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Holly Evans and the Spiral Path by wordhammer reviews
Holly is prickly and poisonous like her namesake, only with Hermione she's more normal. Dark and disturbing Girl!Harry tells her story via an enchanted journal.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 50 - Words: 405,903 - Reviews: 761 - Favs: 901 - Follows: 532 - Updated: 2/8/2011 - Published: 3/11/2009 - Harry P., Hermione G., N. Tonks - Complete
The Bonds of Blood by Darth Marrs reviews
YASBF Yet Another Soul Bond Fic starting with the Chamber of Secrets. Harry and Ginny have to learn to live with a bond that steals away their privacy and leaves them dependent on each other and frightened for their future.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 52 - Words: 191,649 - Reviews: 4301 - Favs: 3,945 - Follows: 2,257 - Updated: 1/15/2011 - Published: 10/11/2009 - Harry P., Ginny W. - Complete
All Through the Night by Bloodpage-Alchemist reviews
Harry awakens transported back in time over 500 years. Hogwarts is still being built and, amid the bustle, Harry finds the warm, nurturing parental figure missing in his life, in none other than Rowena Ravenclaw. Will Harry ever go home? Will he want to?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 60,628 - Reviews: 1461 - Favs: 3,346 - Follows: 1,844 - Updated: 1/13/2009 - Published: 2/23/2006 - Harry P., Rowena R. - Complete
Harry Potter and The Acts of Betrayal by Clell65619 reviews
The Semiclassic 'everyone has been lying to Harry about everything' plot. Very AU. Bashing of pretty much everyone. Mind Control Sex. Language. Dumbledore decides the Old Families won't tolerate the Chosen One being with a mudblood. Sucks to be Ron Ginny
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 77,977 - Reviews: 1829 - Favs: 4,509 - Follows: 1,763 - Updated: 5/7/2008 - Published: 9/28/2007 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
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Harry Potter decides at a very early age to not cooperate with anything. Beatings don't work. Bribes don't work. Reason doesn't work. How will the wizarding world cope when their savior is absolutely, completely uninterested in anything they have to offer? Rating may increase later.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,269 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 61 - Published: 3/26
Rhapsody in Flew - A ComposerBird Concerto reviews
A series of short vignettes about the life of ComposerBirds. In the "Goblet's Revenge" Universe, such as it is.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,466 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/23 - Published: 3/21 - [Harry P., Luna L.] OC
The Goblet's Revenge reviews
Harry snaps at the beginning of the first task, and stops caring about anything, including whether he lives or dies. The Goblet decides to take matters into its own "hands". Toss in a mildly depressed dragon, and things get very interesting very fast. Didn't start out as a crack-fic, kinda turned into one.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 41,787 - Reviews: 430 - Favs: 768 - Follows: 677 - Updated: 9/29/2016 - Published: 7/16/2016 - [Harry P., Luna L.] [Hermione G., Neville L.] - Complete
Ballade No 3 reviews
Pansy has an unusual request for Harry, with unexpected consequences. Companion piece to Chopin's Ballade No. 3. Warning: Lemon.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,927 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 23 - Published: 8/27/2016 - [Harry P., Pansy P.] - Complete
Claire De Luna reviews
It was a beautiful night, and Luna had it to spend by herself. Does the moon love her? A companion fic to "Claire De Lune" by Claude Debussy.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 965 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8/2016 - Complete
Prelude in C Sharp Minor
Luna Lovegood is lonely and sad as she gets on the train for Hogwarts. Will she find friends? A companion to Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# Minor.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,072 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/7/2016 - Harry P., Luna L., OC - Complete
Aldebaran
Luna sometimes comes to the Astronomy Tower, because her mum had always told her that Aldebaran was her star. A companion fic (NOT a songfic) to "Aldebaran" by Enya.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,015 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/6/2016 - [Harry P., Luna L.] - Complete
Hunting for Plimpies reviews
How did Luna learn about all of those animals? Explores Luna's grief at the death of her mother.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,269 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/24/2016 - Luna L., Xenophilius L. - Complete