Barbara Kennedy
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Joined 07-14-03, id: 419192, Profile Updated: 05-08-08
Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter.

UPDATE May, 2008.

MAJOR APOLOGIES TO MY FANS... All my stories must be set aside until I deal with my husband's cancer. He's undergoing chemotherapy now.

I am afraid our LOTR projects under the name Sinister Sindar Sisters has fallen by the wayside over the last couple of years, with health problems hampering Shell and of my own and my husband having cancer... It has been hard to get to the stories.

I'm writing a LOTR story with MCross ( http://www.fanfiction.net/u/559598/) under the name Sinster Sindar Sisters. ( http://www.fanfiction.net/~sinistersindarsisters) She creates the framework and I help to flesh it out. We still hope to continue someday with the story we both love.

The story centers around King Thranduil and a very young Legolas, a short time after the loss of Legolas' mother. It is called Twisted Web of Fate. It has grown phenomenally.

CHAPTER FIVE of Learning To Live Again - Oh dear, things aren't going well for Severus, or Dumbledore...

MAY 2008- This story is indefinitely on hold, but not forgotten. I apologize that it has fallen by the wayside. It has not been forgotten nor abandonned in spite of the fact it has been over two years (or so). I just have to find time and a new computer of my own. Shell has shown interest in helping me with it. That will bring even more medical acuracy to the story. She has a little thing like a kidney transplant to get through first though...

A LITTLE ABOUT ME:
I'm a long-time fangirl. I love several genres. My main focus right now is Harry Potter, Snape is my favorite character there, and Lord of the Rings, Elrond is the fave there, though I love most of the elves...
My age? I'm 49 (50 this November 2008). Let's just say that I'm old enough to know better, but I'll always be young enough to have fun!

As for my fanfic reading preferences, I prefer het or gen stories, but I have found a few (very few) well-written slash stories. Most of them I find are not that good, I'm afraid.
However, for some reason male pregnancy stories fascinate me. Maybe it stems from never having a baby of my own even though I really wanted one...

My favorite style of story seems to be the Hurt/Comfort variety where a favorite character(s) is/are hurt and get cared for and healed of their pain. Angst stories come in a very close second, adventure is alway a plus in any story.
They all must be close to canon characterizations and at least endeavor to use proper grammar and spelling. If these factors are missing, I won't continue to read the story. Don't even get me going about Mary-Sue/Self-Insertion stories...GRRRR.

A BIG tip for new writers, if you can't bother to write a decent summary to draw me into your story, I figure you can't write a decent story either. It just isn't worth my time to read a story that says "Just read it!" You have to make a good first impression or why bother posting? After all, you wrote the story, you should have a good idea what it is about.

Notes Regarding "Learning To Live Again"

This story contains male pregnancy, but it is definitely not a Slash story nor is it likely to become one, so please don’t ask. In this story Snape is comfortably heterosexual. I’ve decided to change the rating to PG-13 due to frank discussion of pregnancy and its symptoms and inevitable grossness.

I am currently beginning to rewrite certain portions of this story so there is less "telling" and much more "showing." (It will, no doubt, increase the chapter count too.) I may even remove the entire story at some time to repost the improved version, but don't worry, I will have rewritten it BEFORE I remove it, so it will get reposted quickly.
I'll also save copies of all my beautiful reviews before I delete it too! Do you all know how much I love my reviewers? I hope you do!

This story was given to me by Hufflepuff’s Badger when she was forced to abandon it due to dreaded Real Life Problems. See chapter one or two for the full story.

Just remember, I’m doing this for fun and I don’t have a set deadline. I know you want regular updates, but I can’t promise them.

This is going to be a long-term project for it to be told properly, so please bear with me. It will require some research on my part too. I even found a web site about a real male pregnancy! I have a lot of plans for this one. Storyline suggestions are welcome and will be considered, as long as it is remembered this will not be a slash story.

Be warned that Snape is not going to have an easy pregnancy. After all, it is the result of a curse!
Hopefully, he will learn how to live through it, but he will have to accept a lot of help. Will he be able to? Because of this, he may, at times, seem out of character, but then again, how could he be 'in character' and pregnant at the same time anyway?

I will try to use British terms when I can, but because I am American (forgive me), I may not always get it right. I will try very hard to get it right. Any helpful criticism/tips would be appreciated.
Flames will be used to warm my backside.

I apologize to my reviewers, but I will not be able to reply to each and every review. I do truly appreciate all of them! Bless you all for your encouragement and helpful hints too.

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To See A World by Nightwing6 reviews
Pre-LOTR. Injured and alone, Legolas and Aragorn are forced to take refuge in a wintry foreign land. But when darkness encroaches from within and without, they learn refuge can become a deadly trap.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 52 - Words: 257,259 - Reviews: 2045 - Favs: 762 - Follows: 468 - Updated: 3/23 - Published: 8/8/2003 - Legolas, Aragorn
Nouveau by Cranky Cauldron reviews
A young Minerva McGonagall tries a new career away from the battle field: teaching. See her struggles and her successes as she learns to balance her new duties. Future ADMM pairing, fic set some fifty years ago.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 81,454 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 4/9/2014 - Published: 7/9/2003 - Minerva M., Albus D.
The Strength of One Small by Lady Jaina reviews
Shortly after leaving Rivendell, the fellowship is pursued by orcs. Frodo is gravely injured. Can the fellowship get him back to Rivendell in time? If they do, will that be enough to save him? **No slash, sex, or profanity**
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 21,020 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 5/30/2013 - Published: 8/1/2003 - Frodo B., Aragorn - Complete
Harry Potter and the Secret Promise by Saimhe reviews
AU - Severitus Challenge. Canon through GoF. Harry is sent home to the Dursley's for a reason; It is time for a few old secrets to be revealed.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 147,960 - Reviews: 599 - Favs: 362 - Follows: 272 - Updated: 4/16/2012 - Published: 4/30/2003 - Harry P., Severus S.
The Valley is Jolly by Canafinwe reviews
When Thorin and Company arrived in Rivendell enroute to the Lonely Mountain, Elrond Halfelven did not offer aid in their endevours until their last night in his house. Why? Simply put, he was occupied with more pressing matters: 2941 was a very hard year.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 37 - Words: 145,267 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 10/11/2009 - Published: 7/28/2009 - Aragorn, Elrond - Complete
Of killers and traitors by Lilithakaducky reviews
Will Snape survive Voldemort's torture? And will Harry find his inner peace again? Rating for graphic violence and severe Snapeangst
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 69 - Words: 187,017 - Reviews: 1060 - Favs: 272 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 7/19/2009 - Published: 5/6/2003 - Severus S., Sirius B.
Origins: A Young Severus Snape Story COMPLETE by FullMoonDreams reviews
The story of the whole of Severus Snape's first year at Hogwart's with the young Marauders & future Death Eaters. Told entirely from Snape's POV. Now HBP and DH compliant. Please read and review.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 47 - Words: 92,661 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 1/19/2008 - Published: 10/1/2004 - Severus S. - Complete
The Evil Inside by MCross reviews
On a visit to Imladriss legolas begins to feel sick. He hides this from his friends until matters take their own course. Why is he blacking out and why is his behaviour changing so rapidly? Can his friend's find out and help him before it is too late?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 120,282 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 11/30/2006 - Published: 10/23/2004 - Legolas, Aragorn
Misfortunes of an Elf by Deana reviews
Collection of snippets and short stories about our favorite LOTR characters!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 32,029 - Reviews: 603 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 9/17/2006 - Published: 4/5/2004 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
The World Turns by Elwen reviews
Pure hurtcomfort. Elrond? Yes. Glorfindel? Yes. Angst? Yes. Plot? Ermmmmmmm . . . COMPLETED
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,442 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 8/23/2006 - Published: 7/14/2005 - Elrond, Glorfindel
A Debt Repaid by Deana reviews
A playful act of 'revenge' causes Legolas to accidentally go missing, and if he isn't found immediately, his death will result.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,441 - Reviews: 216 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/12/2005 - Published: 10/15/2005 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
The Other Side Of The Dark by seaghost reviews
He's going for the death sentence, Severus. And he's coming for you.' The Minister for Magic plans drastic action against all who bear the Dark Mark. But Snape has his own reasons for evading arrest. COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 90,185 - Reviews: 404 - Favs: 183 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 7/12/2005 - Published: 11/22/2003 - Severus S., Alastor M. - Complete
Problems along the way by Lifes a beach reviews
CHAPTER 19 POSTED: His skin, which had always seemed to have an odd iridescence to it, no longer glowed in the moonlight, but seemed to blend in with the dim surroundings. It looked more grey than white, and the man from Gondor suddenly had the urge to...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 40,867 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 6/27/2005 - Published: 7/28/2003 - Aragorn, Legolas
In the Blink of an Eye by Deana reviews
Sequel to 'Race Against Time'. Thranduil finally lets Legolas visit Rivendell nearly a year after the vanwacoi incident, not knowing that Legolas will come closer to death than ever before.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 23,482 - Reviews: 581 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 6/4/2005 - Published: 2/26/2005 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
A Spring of Joy by daw the minstrel reviews
2951 TA. Smaug and threequarters of the Orcs of the north are dead, and the Woodelves live in a fragile peace that Legolas struggles to preserve as captain of the Home Guard.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 37,600 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/1/2005 - Published: 5/8/2005 - Legolas, Thranduil - Complete
A Chance at Normal by momma-dar reviews
Severitus Challenge-Harry is rescued from certain death only to have his life turned upside down. Is there a chance to have what he was always wanted. story begins 3 weeks before Harry's birthday.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 51,647 - Reviews: 639 - Favs: 486 - Follows: 433 - Updated: 5/19/2005 - Published: 3/10/2003 - Harry P.
While Outside the Storm Raged by SilverWolf7 reviews
Elrond story set not too long after Celebrian sailed. When everything seems to go wrong sometimes the worst thing to do is the one thing that helps the most. Elrond's anger at the departure of his love explodes and he hurts one he holds dear.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,250 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/12/2005 - Elrond, Glorfindel - Complete
Race Against Time by Deana reviews
An elf swore revenge on Thranduil for a deed that was not the King's fault. Millennia later, the elf gets his terrible revenge...on Legolas.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 80,768 - Reviews: 1653 - Favs: 388 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 1/27/2005 - Published: 7/24/2004 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
Encroaching Darkness by Ecri reviews
Epilogue: Part 35! STORY COMPLETE! What danger lurks in Middle-earth?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 35 - Words: 172,482 - Reviews: 497 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/26/2005 - Published: 7/14/2003 - Legolas, Aragorn - Complete
Darker Than Night by MCross reviews
During a bad storm a horse and injured rider emerge from the forest just outside of Rivendell. Who is it and what has happend to the rider?
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 30 - Words: 77,273 - Reviews: 269 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/21/2004 - Published: 6/12/2004 - Legolas
Of Dreams, Delusions, and Demons by Silverthreads reviews
Severus Snape is found in a Muggle mental institution. He seems to be out of his mind. What next?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 57,954 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 7/24/2004 - Published: 5/9/2004 - Severus S. - Complete
The Touch of Sight by LAXgirl reviews
After a near-fatal accident puts Legolas into a coma for 5 yrs, he then awakens to find he has gained a terrible gift -or curse- that lets him see things from the past or future of anyone he touches. COMPLETE & RE-EDITED TO PG-13
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 17 - Words: 129,839 - Reviews: 431 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 7/22/2004 - Published: 4/14/2004 - Legolas - Complete
Dark Coil by gotsnape reviews
I updated! I updated!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 240,255 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/16/2004 - Published: 1/25/2003 - Severus S.
Trapped by Persephone Lupin reviews
COMPLETE! When Snape receives a message disclosing Harry Potter’s intention to venture on a latenight stroll through the Forbidden Forest, he jumps at the opportunity to finally get Potter expelled – and runs into a deadly trap. Torturegalore. AU after HB
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 15 - Words: 28,981 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/16/2004 - Published: 1/24/2004 - Severus S., Voldemort - Complete
Choices by Alannis reviews
The Order distrusts their spy and Albus Dumbledore decides that to preserve Snape's status he has to ignore his privacy and expose his memories to everyone. Started right after reading OotP and still far from being finished. I really want to continue.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 74,631 - Reviews: 681 - Favs: 316 - Follows: 170 - Updated: 7/1/2004 - Published: 10/24/2003 - Severus S., Albus D.
The Wrong Path by White Wolf1 reviews
After apparently taking a wrong turn in a mysterious forest, something happens to Legolas. Aragorn doesn't know what's wrong or what to do, so he takes the elf to his father in Rivendell, but Elrond has no answers, either.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 61 - Words: 172,887 - Reviews: 2047 - Favs: 435 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 6/28/2004 - Published: 4/2/2003 - Aragorn, Legolas, Elrond, Thranduil - Complete
Slytherin Boy by Sombra de Severus reviews
Severus Snape is striken with a botched Potion, and his life unwinds. He finds that his life becomes entangled with those around him, causing chaos and mayhem at every turn. Anger, confusion, and death at every step. CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE UP!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 72,562 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 6/25/2004 - Published: 1/11/2002 - Severus S.
Last Stand by Mirrordance reviews
Concluded! The battle at the Black Gate leaves Legolas strange wounds that do not heal. He knows he is slowly dying & keeps it a secret, as he tours the fleeting mortal pleasures of the world before his last breath.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 59,744 - Reviews: 481 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/4/2004 - Published: 4/16/2004 - Legolas, Eomer
Father Figure by Trinka reviews
Set after the fifth book. Can Snape and Harry get over their emnity towards each other and actually find a mutual respect? Update again...so soon. Yay!
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,434 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 4/21/2004 - Published: 9/27/2003 - Harry P., Severus S.
Practically Brothers by ReeraTheRed reviews
Former Title: The Essential Qualifications. Lupin gets Snape to talk after the events of OotP. Hurt comfort, but not slash. FINISHED. AU as of Half Blood Prince.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,421 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/16/2004 - Published: 8/1/2003 - Severus S., Remus L. - Complete
Harry Potter and the One Ring of Power by Technomad reviews
Voldemort tried to get the One Ring, but it was intercepted---and the Boy Who Lived must destroy it, with the help of three of his classmates
Crossover - Harry Potter & Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 30 - Words: 147,281 - Reviews: 172 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 1/16/2004 - Published: 12/18/2001 - Harry P. - Complete
Venus Ascending by Born To Be Wild reviews
Times are perilous, and Harry finds a haven with the Weasleys during the summer before his final year at Hogwarts. Returning to school to face some of his worst problems yet, Harry finds himself struggling with self-doubt, foreboding, and love...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 85,643 - Reviews: 202 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 12/19/2003 - Published: 6/3/2003 - Harry P., Ginny W.
The Burdens Of Childhood by Mel J1701 reviews
What connection is there between a missing Potions Master and a prodigious child found wandering the Mojave Desert? The answer will lead Dumbledore and his staff on a quest to protect Voldemort's chosen heir from falling into the hands of darkness...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 59,174 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 10/14/2003 - Published: 2/24/2003 - Severus S., Sirius B.
Set Backs and Bonds Forged by Coriandra reviews
A minor set back on Caradhras almost becomes a deadly problem but leads to a time of introspection and bonding for the Fellowship. COMPLETED
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,187 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 10/14/2003 - Published: 8/13/2003 - Samwise G., Aragorn - Complete
Sticks and Stones by PhantomTF reviews
Life as a double agent begins to take its toll on Snape. Can Harry really trust his most hated professor?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 69,669 - Reviews: 405 - Favs: 576 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 7/29/2003 - Published: 2/18/2003 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
An Old Man's Meddling... by Severitus reviews
It all starts when Harry misses the train, and his worst enemy has to take him home. Sometimes all it takes is truth to end hatred.....
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,359 - Reviews: 725 - Favs: 443 - Follows: 396 - Updated: 1/12/2002 - Published: 12/10/2001 - Severus S., Harry P.
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A High Price reviews
Severus suffers lasting injuries in an explosion when he tries to save a family from a burning house after he and other Death Eaters trap them inside
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,367 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 11/15/2004 - Published: 10/16/2003 - Severus S.
Learning To Live Again reviews
Severus Snape is cursed by Voldemort just before his downfall. It causes Snape to become pregnant the next time he is touched, no sex involved. This will not be a slash story, so don't expect it. Lots of angst and a little fluff. OotP references.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 33,865 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 6/15/2004 - Published: 7/25/2003 - Severus S., Albus D.
Is There No Sanctuary? reviews
COMPLETE - A behind-the-scenes vignette set after the TriWizard Tournament at the end of Goblet of Fire. Snape temporarily returns from his
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 13,182 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 18 - Updated: 8/18/2003 - Published: 7/30/2003 - Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
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