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My preferred ships are HG/SS and HP/DM, but I've been known to dabble in a Snarry now and again.

If you enjoyed IAS and like long fics, I encourage you to head over to Ashwinder and give my The Problem with Purity a try. It's predominantly HG/SS but has a strong HP/DM sub-plot. It's completely written but not all posted yet; it is being updated weekly. It's 600 000 words long, so it's really quite epic ^_^

Featured Story for July 2007


I'm tickled pink to announce that E&S has made Amazing one of the Featured Stories for July.
 
Reviews by Silver Birch
Tremble, inhabitants of Hogwarts, for the basilisk is once again in the walls of the school…even if he gets into trouble sometimes. Smitty the basilisk has a wicked penchant for matchmaking, and ends up with human aspirations of his own. First-time Snarry, Hermione/Ron, and Draco/OFC.

Rated: L
Categories: Harry/Snape
Characters: None
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 5
Wordcount: 4246 - Hits: 3028
Complete?: Yes - Published: 28/01/06 - Last Updated: 13/02/06
Reviewer: Silver Birch Signed star star star star star
Date: 28/02/06 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Five: Smitty the Human?

I was a little leery when I read the description for this story, as I was unable to imagine why I'd want to read about a basilisk - it would either be too serious or too farcical. But I love virtually every other story you've written (you were my first Snarry and I still think you write it best), so I gave it a try. And, of course, I loved it! Hilarious humour (intro to Snape with such beautifully condescending manners springs to mind) without losing the ability to be serious about love and relationships. The meta-narrative qualities, with my reading about the characters reading the first of the story, were very interesting. I think you made a sound narrative choice (although I don't usually like shifts in perspective from first to third person) because we really needed Smitty's own voice to get to know his character, but to tell the rest of the story it worked so much better with the reader learning from the characters that were now setting Smitty up. Thank you so much for this and all your amazing writing (and to RaeWhit for translating!) :)

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked the fic--I wasn't sure how it would appeal, as it's a little unusual, but Lychee is so talented in pulling off story-telling. Thanks for the translation nod--it's a great pleasure to do her fics.~~RaeWhit

Severus finds himself once more forced into being at the beck and call of the Boy Who Lived... but Harry won't be the Boy Who Lived for much longer. Post-Hogwarts.

Rated: L
Categories: Harry/Snape
Characters: Other Male Canon Character
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 20
Wordcount: 2971 - Hits: 5517
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/05/07 - Last Updated: 21/06/07
Reviewer: Silver Birch Signed star star star star
Date: 22/06/07 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter Twenty

You had me worried for a while, there, when Harry was channelling Voldemort-ish power trips, but it came to a great resolution. Luna was both amusing and interesting, and you did a wonderful job of showing how much Severus and Harry cared for one another even in the midst of some very trying times. Loving, reciprocal bonds are always such a pleasure to read (even if it sometimes takes some work to get there!). Congratulations on you Snarry sucess!

Author's Response: Wow! Thank you so much! What a lovely review! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed my fic so much! Thanks for taking the time to read and review! :)

Sequel to Nervous, Yet? and Nervous, Too. This is a very long one-shot! Harry left Draco with an Obliviated memory... here is what happens when Draco remembers.

Rated: L
Categories: Harry/Draco
Characters: Other Male Canon Character
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 7075 - Hits: 642
Complete?: Yes - Published: 28/06/07 - Last Updated: 29/06/07
Reviewer: Silver Birch Signed star star star star star
Date: 01/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: none

These were fun! They made me a little nervous to start, because I couldn't see how it could go from genuinely kept prisoner to the kind of couple I like to read about in such a short period - but you did it! The twist with Draco not even remembering for big stretches of time was excellent, and I really think Voldemort should be defeated more often because a Malfoy needs to borrow a comb :) Does Lucius know more than he's letting on, or what? Are you stopping this as a trilogy, or are you considering giving us more (because I'd certainly enjoy reading it)? Thought you did a great job of showing the love/hate with a genuine possibility of a working relationship in the future. The poor boys get really quite snarky when they aren't getting any, don't they? You've got to love them :)

Author's Response: Thank you, I think the third part of this was my favorite story so far, and it definitely has the potential to turn into a long series (my specialty, lol!) I love Harry in this one--it was fun making him stressed out.