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Just an old guy who likes to write when he has nothing better to do, which is often, now that the boys are grown. Use the email to find me on Facebook, Photobucket, etc. Also bkl8008@gmail.com. I don't think I'll be posting much anymore, though. The muses are falling silent and it's time to rest for a bit.

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Dobby Lives On - The Sock Story by Elena

Rated: R15+ • 10 Reviews starstarstarstarstar

Merry Christmas Jessi :) Fabulous banner by Blue_Suede_Shoes at SAYS.

The night of Christmas Eve, Harry is called into his sons room to tell them a story before bed. Wanting to hear something about Christmas, Harry tells them a tale unlike any other and remembers an old friend.

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Date: 14/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Dobby Lives On - The Sock Story

What a surprise of an ending to a lovely story.
You capture James so well, as it's impossible to tell stories to some overly analytical children. I know!

A Seer's Burden by Loony

Rated: R12+ • 2 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star
Summary: Thank you Lyn (from SAYS) for the beautiful banner!
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The final war is over, and Harry defeated the Dark Lord. Things are slowly getting back to normal now. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Sybill Trelawney Sees a Dark future...
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Date: 12/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: A Seer's Burden

Ah, poor Sybil!
This is really well written and it's easy to visualize her as you read it, she's captured so well here.

Author's Response: Yes, poor Sybill indeed! Thanks for reading and reviewing, I'm glad you liked the story.

Tigga & The Ancient Phoenix by BigTiggaPwnz

Rated: R12+ • 3 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star
Summary: Tigerius Biggs, First Year. He thought he would be learning how to levitate things, change quills to toothpicks, and make Pepper-Up Potions.

Oh how very wrong he was...
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Date: 05/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: I'm Known As Tigga

I just found this and started reading it. I am already very much liking Tigga. I keep thinking I"m going to see a pun about Tigger from Winnie the Pooh anytime!

Two things - and one may be answered later on: did the wand choose Tigga, and if so, what happened? Just the power surge? It's a bit unclear there.

Other thing - women=more than one woman. WomAn=1. Other than that, very well done and I like it so far! Not sure yet if we're dealing with Draco Malfoy or Scorpius and HIS daughter, but I'm sure we'll find out.

Author's Response: Lol. You have no idea how often my name gets mixed with 'Tigger', 'Tiger', or 'Trigga/er'. It's funny, with the exception of Trigger(cuz I hate guns--ugh), so I roll with it mostly. You probably will, too. I've tried writing a satirical/adventure Tigger and Pooh story before with a friend, but it never came to fruition. That's a good question. I think I'll add it later on. I've taken so much liberty with time for this one story that I feel bad for the few expectant readers, especially the ones that review, so maybe I'll click more in OpenOffice Writer than on here tonight. Hmm? Thanks for the spelling lesson. When I sent it to another, way more stricter archive, they rejected it and sent me an email giving me a three page lesson on it. That was embarrassing. ;) Luckily, my grammar has improved a lot since then and everything should be peachy keen! Thanks for your fab review! <3, Tigga.

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Date: 05/12/08 Title: Chapter 3: Our Choices

Very nice intro into the House! A duel! I was a bit surprised to see Gryffindor, but it seems to be working for you.

Author's Response: I'll have to fix that--or make it clearer. Everything I wrote in this story seems odd, especially to me. lol. The duel was a good idea, in my mind, but the way that Tigga does his stuff is almost retarded. I need to give him some kind of balance. He's turning into a really bad, under-described Superman. I give myself harsh criticism, it seems. Thanks for your review! <3, Tigga.

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Date: 05/12/08 Title: Chapter 3: Our Choices

Good chapter, all in all.
Only one thing I would have added - a short run-down on who Tigga's roomies are. I am thinking Hugo II is one of them? The conflict with Ana is also moving along well, as is the tension between them. Almost quarreling like an old married couple, are they?! ;-)

Author's Response: Good idea! I'll throw that in somewhere in my revisions. Thanks for your review. Oh, just to let you guys know, I'm going through all of this story again. When I first started out, when I was fifteen, I didn't have a plot. Now, nearing adult-hood rapidly, I realize how important that really is. It should be done soon. lol. <3, Tigga.

Drink Me by potterverse

Rated: R15+ • 10 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star

Drink Me
Incredible banner by hegwig1175
A mysterious potion keeps showing up on Severus Snape's doorstep.

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Date: 16/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is just a wonderful story, and it explains a great deal about Snape's character. Anyone who suffers debilitating headaches can appreciate his suffering.
It's also so well written, and captures every character involved just perfectly.

Author's Response: Thanks so much.  I'm glad you liked it and thought it was a good explination.  Thank you for the lovely compliment about keeping true to the characters.  Thanks for reading and reviewing.  Cheers!

Mistletoe Moments by serendip

Rated: R12+ • 5 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star
Summary: So Dean is stuck under charmed mistletoe with the girl of his dreams. He wishes. He's with Luna. Who is definitely never going to be more than a friend. But to get out, he has to kiss her.
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Date: 25/12/08 Title: Chapter 1: Underneath A Doorway

Oh, no, poor Dean!

I love the idea of the charmed mistletoe! How creative.

And of course, the nargles. well done.

Through the Bars of Nurmengard by Apollyon

Rated: R12+ • 5 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary: Meditations from inside the walls.

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Date: 02/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Through the Bars of Nurmengard

This is really good.

You don't often see quality musings into the mind of the "bad guy", but you've captured Gellert very well here.

Howl at the Moon by Apollyon

Rated: MA18+ • 3 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star
Summary: I always love a good howl. Don't you?

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Date: 02/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Howl at the Moon

Wow, not what I expected, but what a kicker of an ending!

Well done. I really expected the guy to be a real werewolf, not a psycho killer!

The Malfoy Curse by potterverse

Rated: MA18+ • 6 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary: Ever wonder why Malfoy's appear to only sire one male child a generation?
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Date: 17/02/14 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

In two words, "love it"!

Yes, I've been a birth. I can say you got that part right! Hilarious read!

Werewolves by Apollyon

Rated: MA18+ • 7 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star
There are predators more fearsome than humans.
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Date: 02/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Captain James Patterson

That was just excellent!

Not a thing I can find to argue with.

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Date: 02/02/09 Title: Werewolves

Another great one.

You write the werewolf-genre very well. 10/10

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Date: 02/02/09 Title: Chapter 2: Officer Matthew Queen


This one held my attention all the way through.

Excellent job!

The Dementor's First Kiss by pookha

Rated: MA18+ • 39 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star

Banner by Fantasy Dreamer at The Dark Arts.

Thank you to reallyginny for beta reading this.  Your comments improve my writing immensely.

After the Battle of Hogwart's, Luna begins acting strangely.  Okay, more strangely.  Harry tries to help Luna with her problem, but begins to fall for her.  How will Ginny react to this new Harry/Luna romance?

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Date: 21/01/09 Title: Chapter 4: A Visit to the Lovegood's


I find the plot of this fascinating, in that Luna could be so very "Luna-ish", for lack of a better term, to suck in a Dementor and still be herself. In fact, it's like she reversed a Dementor's Kiss and the Dementor was the one who got 'had'. That is absolutely brilliant for a plot.

The writing is good, as is the characterization, to me. Hermione laughing at Harry at the dream? Yeah, I can see that. She would.

OK, now don't take this comment wrong, but...

The only problem I have with it is this - and again, it's me personally - Harry/Luna gives me the "creepin' willies" almost as much as Dramione does. I can't take it. This is one ship I just have to pass on.

 Honesty, other than that, it's a great read, and I'm sure that if I can tune out the ship, I'll really enjoy it. Otherwise, I say it's a 10/10.

Author's Response:

Wow, thanks for reading.  I must admit that I'm a Harry/Luna shipper and have one more story featuring them in progress (which at this point means that it needs to be written, but I know the story).  It's interesting to me the reactions that people have to Harry/Luna--most people seem to feel 'eh' about it, but some really detest it. 

 If you had read the original story before the re-write, I don't think you would have enjoyed it for the writing, but reallyginny has helped me improve greatly. 

am glad that you liked the plot.  I think it's a pretty original plot and I'm gratified to see that most people agree.  Be warned that this story will take a strange and dark turn soon.

Thanks for the kind words.

The Pitch by WeasleyTwinMom

Rated: R12+ • 6 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star
Summary: In the aftermath of the Battle of Hogwarts, Fred gets some help moving on from Gideon and Fabian Prewett.
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Date: 29/10/11 Title: Chapter 1: The Pitch

Very touching, short and  sweet. Nicely done.

In a Family Way by Georgia Weasley

Rated: MA18+ • 68 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary: Photobucket

Join Harry as he and Ginny embark upon their greatest adventure yet. Parenthood! Watch as the impending birth of their first child changes them both. Please read and review! First fanfic! Mature rating only for a few pregnancy related language outbursts. Banner by AlchemyFreak at TDA!
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Date: 08/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: A Change of Plans

Very good capture of all the little things that Harry wouldn't know about. Well done. What a pregnancy test!

Author's Response: Yay! You made it over to my little story! I'm glad you think I did well with the test. I hate stories when a witch uses a Muggle test. That's just wrong. Thanks for the review!

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Date: 08/01/09 Title: Chapter 4: Conflicting Appointments

Nice confrontation scene in the hospital.

Excellent capture of emotion on all parties.

Author's Response: Thanks. I had so much fun with this chapter. I know that the last chapter of DH showed them being a bit more civil to each other, but I had to take a little poetic license with these two. I'm glad you think I captured them well.

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Date: 08/01/09 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6-Coming Home

Turn on the "Tiny MCE" and use "Paste from word" for formatting; that helped me a LOT.

Very good chapter. The portraits were especially heartbreaking. So well captured. "Gone and knocked her up...?" - I just howled! That was so good. (Pun intended.)

I'm assuming there's a portrait of Remus in Teddy's room, too?


Author's Response: I'm sure that a portrait of Tonks and Remus will be along. I really wanted to use the old DA members in this, especially Neville, so the house and portraits came to mind. Nobody understands Harry's desire to speak with his parents like Neville does, so I had him do the study and put in the pictures for Harry. It makes me so happy that the emotion came through well and not too 'cheesy'. I appreciate it!

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Date: 08/01/09 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7-Scary Situations

Absolutely, and dramatically wrenching.

Anyone who's ever seen something go wrong in a pregnancy can surely relate to this.

Brings back memories of my brother in law and I chasing the doctor out of the hospital when my first nephew was born!

Author's Response: Complications are never fun. As far as those go, Ginny got off pretty easy, but it still is no picnic to go through. The image of Herry freaking and Ron picking up the slack (as usual) came strongly to me, and I really hoped it came through well. I appreciate your lovely review!

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Date: 08/01/09 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8-The Name Game

Love how they got the name! Nice nod to Kreacher.

Author's Response: I really wanted it to be an original way, and I have to admit I practiced hollering my second, third, and fourth's names to see how they sounded. After the first, I had a good idea about that! I'm glad you liked Kreacher there. I felt like he needed to be seen serving the Potters with a good heart. After DH, I think he came around. Thanks!

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Date: 08/01/09 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10-And Baby Makes Three

"Merlin's balls..."

ROFL! That was just the greatest!

This was just a beautiful and brilliant story.

Poor Ron, what you did to him!

And poor Draco, I can see him saying something like, "Not even born yet, and that little Potter is ruining my life!"

Without a doubt, one of the best stories I have ever read.

Author's Response: Wow, what a compliment! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. How do you NOT mess with Ron? It's just too much fun! I knew from the beginning that it had to be him to 'deliver' the baby. He is one of my favorite characters. Thank you so much for reviewing the story. It just made my day!

Defining Moments by eHPF

Rated: MA18+ • 54 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star

In every life there is a turning point, a defining moment in which a choice hangs in the balance. And when this choice is made, lives will alter, people will be forever changed, and the world will never be quite the same. We invite you to step into the lives of our most beloved characters and glimpse each pivotal decision that made them the people they have become. We present to you the eHPF Defining Moments Collaboration.

amazing banner by NevillesSoulmate
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Date: 04/02/09 Title: Chapter 14: Lucius Malfoy: Last Man Standing

This is just brilliant, Bella!

I am in awe of your use of Lucius' love for his family, seeming to break Voldemort's hold on him. Pity that JKR so ignored the Malfoys at the end; even 1 or 2 short paragraphs, something like this, could have made it so much better. 10/10

Author's Response: Thank you so much, and I am so sorry to have taken so long. I had a long and interesting time writing this.  I agree JKR gave short shrift to the Malfoys, who are, all of them, extremely interesting characters.  Lucius had an entire arc -- top of the world to bottom. 

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Date: 08/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Percy Weasley: Prodigal

This was just excellent. We were left wondering why Percy came back, I think. You've done it justice here.

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Date: 08/02/09 Title: Chapter 2: Luna Lovegood: All Things Possible

Perfect capture of Luna. It was a marvelous touch, how you involved the skipping. The Thestral at the end was the crowning moment of the whole story.

The Trouble with Hufflepuffs by potterverse

Rated: R15+ • 4 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary: Severus ponders his bewilderment with one of the Hogwart Houses.
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Date: 17/02/14 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Cute and spot-on! A great way to see Snape.