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Author has written 10 stories for Harry Potter.
Does anyone even read these things? Hello! Anyone there!
Quote of the year: It comes masquerading in monks' cowls, and in citizens' coats, comes savagely or politely. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Quote of 2014-17: If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. Orson Welles. (Also White Collar, Mozzie & Neal Caffrey)
Quote of 2013: Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do. John Wooden
Quote of 2012: If you can neither accept it or change it, try to laugh at it. Ashleigh Brilliant
Quote of 2011: [A] final comfort that is small, but not cold: the heart is the only broken instrument that works.T.E. Kalem ((Requiescat in pax, my darling departed friends. I miss you.))
Quote of 2009 (?)- 2010 : Death has no glory…. A life can never be replaced. There is no honor, no joy, no holiness in bombs and guns and knives and mortars, in wounded flesh, and blood-soaked streets. In dead children, and broken-hearted mothers. Noami Ragen
Name: Keir Raizel (never mind my last name)
Status: Still alive. Currently busy with real life.
Technically, I've only ever posted in the Harry Potter fandom, and usually Harry/Draco slash because I sort of fell into it. I will never write an NC-17 story. I'm currently working on a few crossovers that may or may not be posted on this site, however, so we'll see.
Style: This deals with the way I view reviews, commentary, update, and write.
I do beta my own work but my usual beta and muse, Arwen, (penname: I am the muse of the evil genius) helps me out when she can. I claim most grammatical errors as my own because I realize how hard it is to beta through the telephone when the internet is down. I do use quotes in my stories, but I will always put their source at the end of the chapter if I am aware of it. I ask in every chapter to notify me if you see a quote that wasn't cited.
I'm grateful for the reviews that tell me I am a brilliant writer, and all those nice reviews that make me feel better about myself, but I appreciate the reviews that tactfully criticize my writing. That is, don't be afraid to point out an error. I know I'm not perfect.
I will update at my own pace, ignoring all threats, all pleas (unless you provide a very logical argument). I do not wait for you to review unless you inform me you wish for me to wait, but trust me when I say I won't wait for long. I write for my own amusement first and everyone else's amusement second.
Beta: Yes. Just PM me and I'll see what I can do.
The story behind the penname: I was blackmailed into using this penname. Long story; don’t ask. I’m too long-winded for my own good.
Credits: My muses and occasional betas: Arwen (I am the muse of the evil genius) and Phoenix, (Eternity Phoenix), who is in love with Draco Malfoy but hates him all the same, argues with me about hot boys, drools over Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson, and ignores me completely to ogle at some bimbo, air-headed girl if he’s watching television and seems to enjoy mocking my efforts at writing but I still love him for it. He’s the ultimate flamer, so beware of his sharp tongue…. On the other hand, Phoenix’s a Gryffindor. So, to my Gryffindor and Ravenclaw muses ;-) Cheers.
House at Hogwarts: Slytherin.
Livejournal: It looks like I only ever use this to search for stories since I've yet to update this thing. *sigh*
Right. I haven't updated or posted anything in a very long time. This doesn't mean this account is dead or inactive. It just means I haven't found time to post anything and anything I have to post is currently a WIP. I no longer post WIPs, so you're gonna have to wait a few more years, maybe, before I update.
[10.10.17 added: Note, I'll post all new stuff on AO3 using the same penname. There's nothing there currently.
(This is to tell you stuff about the fics, if you're interested and Author's Notes when the fic's too long)
Shadow of a Dream – I'm working on it, but I seem to have hit a block with this, so I'm setting it aside and brushing off the dust on other works that will be posted when I'm done writing them.
Completed Fanfictions (Listed in alphabetical order):
A Shadow's Whisper – (complete) Not real slash, slashy undertones (H/D).
Confessions of a Drama Queen – (Completed - New Status: REMOVED) Is in the process of being rewritten and will not be posted here. I will link it as soon as I'm done with the new version.
Forbidden - (oneshot) A forbidden love... one-shot about Harry and Draco's illict relationship.
I Need You – (Completed) A oneshot/songfic about Lucius : )
I Plead Insanity – (Complete) A complete and total humor story that might be crack or might just be proof sugar gets me a little high.
Imperfections of Perfection – (Completed) This is the first in the angst collection (more or less). It is a total of twenty-four chapters, including the Epilogue and prologues. It contains self-abuse, a character death, and anorexia. Be kind, it's the first I've written of its kind.
If You Were Mine - (oneshot) What really happened and what would have happened if Harry had accepted Draco's friendship from the beginning. One-shot.
Prophetic Resolution – (Completed)
The Ultimate Choice – (Completed). It's another oneshot/songfic... and yes, it's about Draco. A bit depressing, though. Oh, well.
When Harry met Buffy – (oneshot) Harry and Buffy never actually meet, but their worlds collide with my and my muse's sense of the ridiculous. It features a Watcher!Snape and McGonagall. It is, rather humoristically and tragically a Snape/McGonagall fic. Also very OOC appearance by Spike! Buffy characters appear via his comments. It does however, need some beta work, which I will be doing ASAP.