When Bill Weasley does not return from a simple curse-breaking job, Ginny gets worried. Brushed off by her family as an over-concerned younger sister, Ginny sets off alone to find Bill, unaware of the dangers she'll encounter on the way. It soon becomes clear that she can’t find her brother on her own and she strikes up an unlikely partnership with Draco Malfoy. They journey to Mesopotamia, with an ancient tablet as their only clue to Bill’s whereabouts. Can they find Bill in time? Or will they too become victims of a magic that is older the time itself?Category: Works in Progress
I really liked this chapter. It felt more solid, like it knew where it was going. (It's so hard getting a new fic off the ground, isn't it?) This story is certainly getting interesting!
The closest she can get to him is his clothing...Category: Completed Short Stories
Wow, that was nice. I liked the conflict and the way it progressed. Plus it was hot -- nice job!
For four months, Draco had been held captive. Now all he wanted was a glimpse out the window.Category: Completed Short Stories
I liked this little fic. It's well written, nicely paced, and interesting. One doesn't see Ginny portrayed this way very often, but this was good. I am curious, however, as to why she chose him. I'd be interested in a prequel, if you decide to do one. :D
Just what do you do on the night after Harry Potter defeats Voldemort? Sometimes the unlikeliest couples are formed. And just what do you do on the morning after the night after the fall of Voldemort?Category: Works in Progress
What naughty fun! Nice work - I just love surprise endings . . ! ;-)
Draco and Ginny have unofficially declared war until one day, Ginny discovers something about Draco that changes her whole perspective of him. *COMPLETE*Category: Long and Completed
Very cute and good characterization. And I love it when Luna seems 'insane', but at the same time, seems so very right! ;)
Harry is dead; Voldemort won (or did he?); Ginny Weasley is all alone, left to the mercies of the Malfoy family.Category: Works in Progress
Favorite line so far: “It’ll cost you a fortune and last forever.” I'm a mother; I know how true that is! :D This story is beautifully told, and the plot is very intriguing. Keep up the marvelous work!
Author's Response: LOL @ The cost a fortune comment. Thank you.
Finding peace isn't as easy as ending the war. (Harry and Ginny are the heroes of the war against Voldemort. Draco can't let go.)Category: Completed Short Stories
This was just beautiful, Dee! Excellent imagery, nicely paced, and awesome storytelling. Loved it! :-)
Just a silly D/G reinvention of the song "Sk8er Boi" by Avril Lavigne...please read...Category: Poetry
What a howl! "Does your pointed face see how much she's worth?" I just cracked up! Thanks for making me laugh out loud ~ loved it...! :D
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the review!
A parody of the classic poem - dedicated to the writers and stories on this archive. Happy Christmas!Category: Poetry
This has to be one of the cutest things I've ever read. When I read, "His chin, how it pointed!" - I cracked up laughing! What a great tribute to your favorite stories and authors; nice work. (And yes, writing parodies can be such fun!) :D
Author's Response: Thank you Sue. FYI - your fic Unbidden Desires is one of my faves but I just couldn't get the words to flow correctly in the poem.
NEW, REVISED EDITION!! The Last Chapter. See what you think of this version! :)Category: Long and Completed
By the spring of her fifth year, Ginny Weasley had almost convinced herself that she didn’t really still want Harry Potter. But when he finally kissed her one Hogsmeade weekend in June, she couldn’t resist the power of all those years of waiting and watching and hoping and praying. Six months later, her dream has finally come true… except that Draco Malfoy just won’t leave her alone. Strange things are afoot, and once Ginny starts to figure out what’s really going on, nothing is as simple as it seems…
Wonderful, as always. Your descriptions have just the right feel. I loved the "magical creatures" Luna talks about; very creative. It's kind of like making up names for house-elves, isn't it? You know your boundaries (and with Luna, there aren't that many-!), then you just call them something you would read about in a National Enquirer for wizards. :p Fred and George are always a bonus, so thanks for including them. ;) The trio was very in character. Hermione's bit about 'the worst double entendre ever' was hilarious! Anxious to see where this goes.
"Just tell me I was not worthy of even one chance, no matter how much I touched you, no matter how many marks of love I left on your body." Draco explains what it means to be immersed in an alternate universe.Category: Completed Short Stories
My, that was poignant (maybe it should come with an 'anti-fluff' warning-!). First, let me say that I did like it. I thought it flowed well and was a good character study of a side of D/G we rarely see in fanon: a fic where Ginny sees the futility of a relationship with Draco, so she refuses to let him 'redeem' himself. (And isn't his redemption at the heart of most happy-ending D/G fics?) It was a little hard for me to understand Ginny's motivation, but when I read her letter, it made more sense. The nasty way she went about it, though - it almost seems harsh and even OOC, but it certainly would have been effective.
There was only one thing that could bring the students of Hogwarts together, across house lines, rich and poor, pureblood and Muggleborn alike... the Seventh Year Streak.Category: Completed Short Stories
This was a cute little fic with a very unique premise. Looks like Ginny got herself "stuck", huh? At least she (and we) enjoyed it!
Aurors-in-training get paid shit and Ginny wants her independence. Which wouldn't be a problem for Draco if Blaise didn't have a fetish for naked Muggles.Category: Long and Completed
Great work, Dee! Interesting story and nicely told. I liked the scene in the office when he started thinking of her at random. There was one part where the word 'hip' got repeated accidentally (just before the constable yells at them), but as a whole, it's really good. I loved it! :)
Author's Response: Whoops! *G* Thanks heaps.
Draco Malfoy learns that some mornings, he should just stay in bed.Category: Completed Short Stories
That was glorious! What a scam; you really had me going. My favorite bit was "Goric the Brave for the Most Part" (which kind of reminded me of 'Brave Sir Robin' in Monty Python and the Holy Grail). Awesome one-shot! :D
An essay written by your Site Mommy on the topic of things that those of us who read through and approve your fics wish you wouldn't do.Category: Essays
Most of these things annoy me too, and I agree with a lot of what you say. Although it’s not as personal for me (I don’t run a fanfic website), I recently committed to read/review several fics at another site. On some of them, it was hard for me to find something positive to say. I felt more like a beta reader than a reviewer. After ‘reviewing’ about 15 of them, I quit doing them - it just got so frustrating. I did tell one of the writers that once I discovered fanfic, I didn't feel ready to write a fic for at least a year. During that time, I only read well-written fics. (If something looked like junk, I didn’t get aggravated about it; I just moved onto something else.) JKR said it herself: if you want to write, read. If writers would READ several well-written fics before they tried writing one, I would think they (and we) would be a lot better off. They would know more about what readers expect, which plots are overdone, Brit speak, how to spell the main characters' names, etc. May as well learn from those who have done this before, ya know? ;)
"The Mask of Love" - The fates of Draco Malfoy and Ginevra Weasley are written in the stars. They just need a little push in the right direction. The outcome? Just a little shift in the power scheme of the war. Will eventually earn the rating NC-17. Much later into the story, however.Category: Works in Progress
I like what I'm seeing so far - very interesting. The pacing and flow seemed to be right. And it's so cool that you actually know Latin (I just make mine up as I go)! I was a bit confused where it said that Lucius was distraught then it said he was cool a minute later; that part may need to be reworded-? And yes, you will find a beta reader to be indispensable. Overall, a very good start! :)
Canon proof for D/G! JKR’s hidden da Vinci code! Draco as the HBP! Yep, it’s all here, and more, in this essay. I decided (with some nudging from Mynuet) that it was now or never, for publishing this thing. Read it, and make of it what you will.Category: Essays
Well researched and nicely executed - as always, Anise! You've given this a lot of thought. The divination abilities of Ron have been more than hinted at, haven't they? ;) But I always thought it was his abilities as a strategist - he just figures things out before the rest of us do. *shrugs* (That's how it played out in my fic anyway...!) As for JKR saying now that the Malfoys not purebloods, that would be just the kind of twist she likes to throw our way. It could be why they're always so keen on proving themselves, because they're *not* what they pretend to be. And on that vein (and forgive me if this has already been said), that would make Draco even *more* like Tom Riddle: he’s not a pureblood, yet he acts like those that aren’t, are beneath him. Thanks for writing a good essay! :)
Yep, Creamtea gave me permission to post her fabulous theory on THIS SITE ONLY. We're special. :) Contains amazing and well-supported ideas about what will happen to Draco (and Ginny) in HBP. Aside from a short note that is noted as such, I didn't write any of this.Category: Essays
Loved it! Very interesting stuff with many good points. I never considered C&G being 'non-humans', but security trolls...that does make sense. (But I still wonder could Harry and Ron have 'changed into them' with Polyjuice if they weren't really people? It's supposed to work only for human transformations - look what happened to Hermione - but we don't know all the of the potion's properties.) Moving on, the idea that Draco is fascinated with dragons sounds very plausible. And I really liked your views on this part: "'you were late, we had to use Neville instead (not Draco related, but crucial for the prophecy/endgame I think)." This struck me as a clue as well, since I personally suspect that Neville was the one the prophecy was about, not Harry. I have also wondered about the theory that Draco has a crush on Ginny (I have a similar 'theory' in my D/G essay as well). I really hope some of your theories are correct; they give us D/G shippers some hope-! :D
The things that will make your beta (and you better have one)'s life easier, the things that some members of the Cabal might be too tactful to tell you, and the things that make or break a D/G fic...Category: Essays
Good essay, Thalia! I agree, much of this did need to be said. The authors who describe a person or a scene to death drive me crazy. There needs to be a fair balance of dialogue, action, and description, all working together for one thing: moving the plot forward. Fic writers must have a genuine love for their plots, these characters, the telling, etc.; if they don't, no one else will. Except maybe their moms. ;)
D/G/HCategory: Completed Short Stories
Ginny looks at the family clock and remembers when other members joined the family! Dedicated to Marilyn -- don't give up hope on us D/G writers girl... we CAN deal with new canon! ;) And a big giant HUG to my fabulous beta Colleen. You ROCK! ;)
Aww, that was so good, Jessica! I listened to Persephone33 reading it and followed along. I can see why it's your favorite. A little fluff, a little angst - not too much of either one. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks, Colleen. Didn't Perse do a FABULOUS job? She made me cry... in my OWN story. When Harry died, of all places. She does a PERFECT Ginny voice, I swear! But yeah - thank you for the lovely review. You are too wonderful for words! ;)
It is a widespread notion that fan fiction is much easier to write than “normal” fiction. That is simply not true…and here’s why.Category: Essays
Well said! There are so many rules and expectations (and cliches), I don't know that writing fanfic *is* easier. Having well-known characters and boundaries can make it easier to get started, but having to stay 'within the constraints' can be frustrating. A good, thought-provoking essay.
When Ginny and Harry get engaged, Draco must finally face his feelings about her... or risk losing her to another wizard.Category: Works in Progress
Excellent first chapter! I'm very interested in seeing what you have planned next for this. :D
She had won. She had finally won. She was sure of it. He would not be pleased. And this thought made her smile.Category: Completed Short Stories
Great job! I heard your podcast and loved it. Very, very cute. :-D
Award-winning fic from the D/G Fic Exchange on LJ. "His body lies cold and still beside her; his mouth is open, an O, and his hair is drying, feathery, in wisps, over his closed eyes. That fair skin; that nearly white hair. Dead, he looks so young...."Category: Long and Completed
The dark and tragic story of a journey Under...based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
I have to tell you once more how much I love this fic. Beautiful, poignant, and chilling. *shudder* Great job!
Author's Response: Thank you! Interesting you should juxtapose \"beautiful\" and \"chilling\"...we\'ve been discussing the \"sublime\" in my English class, the concept of something being beautiful but slightly terrifying at the same time, and that\'s the first thing that came to mind when I read your comment! Anyway, end tangent...I\'m so glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for reviewing!
Draco and Ginny in a dark, post-War romance. Draco stumbles around. Ginny catches him, sort of.Category: Completed Short Stories
Good job! This reads so beautifully and has a nice rhythm to it. Your descriptions (as always) are mesmerizing. I enjoyed this little angst-fest. ;-)
Author's Response: Thank you! The fact that you enjoyed this angst-ridden ride means a lot because I know it isn't your favourite genre. Thanks for reading! -fallenwitch