When the Lucius Malfoy’s war trial turns towards leniency, Ginny Weasley cannot deny her own thirst for vengeance. She decides to make Draco Malfoy pay for his father’s sins in flesh, but underestimates the will of her prey.Category: Completed Short Stories
This isn't quite a review-- it's a "wish I could read this." Believe me, I'm writing a darkfic too, but there are some warnings that I know I should not try to cross. But I'm SURE it's very good. ;)
Author's Response: Thank you, for this. It's tricky with darkfic, especially ones like this, where literal subject matter would warrant a heavier warning than actual subtext and the situation would. I try to be overzealous so no one gets caught reading something that may trigger them or is much heavier than they intended to click-through to, but in my opinion this piece is more bitter than dark and actually has a hopeful ending. I don't see the validity of writing torture porn for its own sake. Another reader/reviewer said "(Anise its on par with the content of Unforgiveable, not that bad.)" so perhaps you can give it a try? Either way, thank you for this. It really is terribly sweet.
When Ginny hears a nasty rumor, she confronts the slanderer himself. One-shot.Category: Completed Short Stories
What I like so much about this fic isn't only the theme, although you handle it really well (and it's great to see a version of this setup that is actually really good! There have been so many bad ones.) The basic structure of the plot is so strong-- the pacing works, the rising and falling action work. We don't realize just how seldom we see these done so well in other fics until reading one like this.
Author's Response: Thanks! I think since I began writing fan fiction, my pacing has improved A LOT. I'm glad that, even though I haven't really written anything in a long time, I've still managed to produce something that does work on so many technical levels, especially since I didn't spend too much time writing this. It makes me hopeful for my writing in the future! And maybe I'm not such a bad writer after all! Hahaha. Thanks for your feedback! n_n
There are situations in which being a Weasley is a bad thing. These situations include, but are not limited to, getting caught in the middle of an open hallway straddling one Draco Malfoy with one’s lips planted firmly on his.Category: Completed Short Stories
I think that something happened to my long, long, incredibly detailed review. (cries)
Anyway, to sum it up: wonderful! Fabulous! :)
Author's Response: Aww, I hate when that happens. Damn Internet goblins! :P But I'm really glad to hear you liked it. Thank you. <3)
Ginny Weasley had finally grown up. That little girl who dreamed of a fairytale wedding with her one true prince was gone. And good riddance. She didn't care about any of that now. No, really, she didn't.Category: Works in Progress
Chapter 5 Snippet:
"Honestly, sometimes I haven't a clue what to do with you," he muttered before downing the rest of his wine.
"I don't know about that," she said with a playful waggle of her eyebrows. "Experience says you seem to be fairly knowledgeable in that area."
He latched onto the line as she knew he would, irritation giving way to a wicked gleam in his eyes. "Really now, but how long has it been? Perhaps we should refresh your memory just to be sure."
Great, great beginning!
(reads "the end")
Oh, no. No no no. There had better be more of this. (looks around threateningly, holding a chocolate cream pie.) That is all.
Author's Response: Oh no not the chocolate cream pie! This story is one of those that keeps pulling me away from other works, so I'm pretty sure sooner or later it'll get expanded on. Thanks for your review!
THAT CANNOT BE THE END.
Okay. I HOPE it isn't the end. It does say this fic is complete. That's just a typo. Right? RIGHT???
(too much capslock)
The most interesting thing about this fic (and there are quite a few) isn't just the dynamic between Draco and Ginny. We really wonder what's going on with each of them as individuals and how they got to the stage where they do relate to each other in this way. We're curious for more. (Gets out the pointy pillow.) MORE.
(okay, that's enough gratuitous capslock for now. :)
Author's Response: *Dodges pointy pillow* Oops, I must have either not hit save or it didn't stick. Should be fixed now because yes, this little gossip prompt is now wanting to be a fully fleshed story. I hadn't been sure if I could write the continuation in a satisfying manner, but it seems the second chapter went alright, and I've actually already written the ending too and several other key scenes - just need to fill in the gaps now and connect them all together. And definitely as we go on, more about the nature of their relationship and what's happening with them as individuals will be revealed. Thanks for the review!
"Have you heard the rumours?" he demanded, folding his arms across his chest.Category: Completed Short Stories
"I hear a lot of rumours, Malfoy," she said bluntly. "You're going to have to be a bit more specific than that."
"Fine. I want to know why it is that everyone seems to think you and I were kissing behind the changing rooms on Friday."
"Oh, that." She shrugged. "I don't know. I can't say I really care either."
Short and sweet! Yep, I certainly know what you mean about those pesky characters... they just weren't talking to me about what happened in a certain fic until I got Draco to admit that he'd kissed Ginny under a tree in Niles Canyon, and then--
Well, it was a near escape from that white van. I SAW those straightjackets in the back. Hopefully, you didn't have to do anything like that. Anyway, I would love to see a sequel!
Author's Response: My mantra: I'm not insane. I'm just creative.
Short and sweet sums this up. I'm genuinely surprised at just how spunky Ginny turned out, but oh well. It works, even without the kiss.
"Weasley," he said in a voice dripping with mockery, "what have you done to your hair?"Category: Completed Short Stories
Ginny groaned and released the red strands, raising her face just enough to glower at him. "What do you think, you idiot?"
"I don't know," he responded, and his lips curved into a smirk. "I can't profess to comprehend the minds of plebeians such as yourself; for all I know you might think that travesty you call a hairstyle is actually fashionable. I mean, you dated Potter. That says it all."
SHE'S BACK! YAY!!
(runs around screeching and throwing confetti. The cat is afraid.)
And clearly the time off did you good, because this is absolutely great. :) I love the distinct way that both Draco and Ginny are portrayed; they both have a special spark. I really think that your writing has been refreshed and recharged.
(wheels out a large chocolate celebration cake for all the authors who are posting again. A big piece for everybody!)
Author's Response: Ha, I actually wrote this one before I had the break. I just, er, forgot about it.
I'm glad you liked this, though. I remember when I wrote this that I just wanted it to be something cute and short, with nothing too vehement or malicious from either Draco or Ginny, and that's exactly what it is.
The line between what's right and what's easy is often a blurry one.Category: Works in Progress
THE COMPUTER ATE MY REVIEW.
Never mind. I remember most of it.
Don't scrap it! I was able to save it from the recycling bins, because, well, around here you have to stand in front of about eighty bins and read a lot of signs to even start to figure out where an item should go. (Remember that episode of Portlandia? ;)
This MUST continue. Well, hopefully nobody's going to die if it doesn't, but it's really good, and it has so much potential. I can't remember reading another fic where Ginny actually had to defend Draco because he killed *Ron.* (There may have been some... I've never seen them.) How did this happen? Why did she take on the case? Is she convinced he's innocent? Is it for some other reason? We already know that he served time in the past (what for, exactly? Fighting in the wrong side on the war? Or something more than just that?) So many possibilities! MORE! WE MUST HAVE MORE!
Author's Response: Haha, Anise, I can always count on you for encouragement, that's for sure ;). I was just so worried about this idea because it's a lot darker than most of the stories that I write, but it seems like it's getting some good response. But anyway, I don't want to answer too many questions and give away what's to come, but I will say that there are going to be a lot of reasons for why Ginny takes this case and then sticks with it, and those reasons will change over the course of the story. Thanks for the review! :)
(excuse me a minute)
I'm better now. :)
This is really fascinating. And I think that this is the kind of D/G fic that we need to see a lot more of. We don't start out with a whole lot of sympathy for Draco. I'm not completely sure if we do for Ginny, either. If she really, HONESTLY believed that Draco might have killed her brother, then it's possible to say that she should have just taken the consequences of telling the truth about what happened between them. But I don't think that she really does believe it... Anyway, it'll be very interesting to see what happens NOW. These flawed Dracos and Ginnys are so much interesting to read about, and it seems that you're really starting to explore them. :)
Author's Response: Isn't Draco a jerk? Hopefully he'll become a bit more likeable as we learn more about him ;). Anyway. You are completely on the money about Ginny here. A few people have asked why Ginny just doesn't take a hit to her reputation instead of the case, but there are a lot of reasons why she has taken the case that even she doesn't quite realize yet, but hopefully that will all become clearer as the story progresses. And yes. I definitely love the flawed characters. I feel like they're so much more realistic than the perfectsexygorgeoussmart!Ginny and the misunderstoodsexgodwhoreallyhasaheartofgold!Draco that a lot of people write about, because no one - in life or in fiction - can really be that perfect. ;)
The amount of angst may vary, but your D/G relationships are ALWAYS so complex, so compelling. :) There are plenty of times when neither one of them is particularly likeable, but they're always keeping our interest!!
I think that we really don't know what happened in their past here-- what their relationship really was to either one of them, why he never had anything to do with her again, why she never tried to find him, either (I guess?), why everything ended up the way it did. I don't really believe that Draco did kill Ron, though, and I don't think that Ginny really does, either. Still... I think he knows a lot more than he's telling. Maybe we'll find out more soon! :)
Author's Response: Draco and Ginny in this story... they're very frustrating to me. I want you to see them for who I mean for them to be, but gradually, and the suspense is killing me. If I let on too much too quickly, this story would have no point to it. Really the most important thing at this stage of the story is showing what is happening to Ginny - her social demise, her slandered name, her career in shambles - and show that it's not her fault entirely, but it is somewhat. In the very beginning, I think, most readers assumed that Draco was evil and Ginny was good, but that isn't exactly true. So hopefully that is coming through. In the end, I hope, it will all make a bit more sense. :P
(gets a bazooka)
I'm off to find Draco! Don't wait up!
But you know, Ginny has to carry part of the blame here too. She could call his bluff and let the truth come out, deciding that everyone would just have to deal with it. BUT... it does seem as if she must have taken that choice in part because no matter how much of a complete jerk Draco is, she knows that he couldn't have killed Ron.
So complex, so maddening, so irresistible! Your fics are really good lately. :) Oh, but they make me want to slap these characters around. They really do.
Author's Response: I hated writing this scene - I have to be honest. Draco was a complete jerk, but you're right (as usual :P), there are two sides to everything, and Ginny definitely has her reasons for making the decision that she did. I'm so glad you're enjoying my stories lately! ;)
On a day for moving forward, Ginny is abducted by her past.Category: Completed Short Stories
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I really like this story. Ginny did make Draco grovel a bit, but I HOPE she's not done. There was an article on cracked.com called something like "Movies That Wouldn't Have Had Such a Happy Ending if They Hadn't Ended When They Did"(obviously the title was a lot smoother than that!) And this ending kind of reminds of that... I think that this Draco and Ginny still have a ways to go. But I do think that they'll make it. Harry/Ginny probably would have been a lot more peaceful at the beginning, but it would have fallen apart ultimately. So, very well done. :)
Author's Response: Oh I definitely think she isn't done. In my head, Draco in this story is in for quite a bit more of groveling and suffering to really win Ginny back. She's not so stubborn and prideful though that she won't let him try, and even if things work out between them, she's never going to let him forget it. ;) Thank you for your review!
It should have been another routine morning for Ginny Potter. With her children now all at Hogwarts and her Auror husband off chasing England's latest serial killer, she expected to wake up alone with only a silent house to greet her. Instead, Ginny makes a shocking discovery in her bed that is only the beginning of a whirlwind of unbelievable events. Things will never be the same again.Category: Works in Progress
Mwah ha! Okay, I've seen this premise before, but there's nothing new under the sun-- it's all in how you play the cards. This one has the potential to be really good. We don't know much yet about the background of the surreal situation in which Ginny has found herself, which I think is just right for this point. We certainly have hints (Ginny's thoughts about Harry being distant and always absorbed in work are believable; we know that Ginny has seen Draco in a professional capacity lately), but we don't know much. So let's see how it all comes out! :)
Author's Response: I personally haven't come across this premise before and when I asked in the DG forum, no one else seemed to recall it either, though I'm sure someone must have taken it on by now. I hope what I have planned will end up different enough, ^.~ , and hopefully, I will play my cards right. Thanks for the review!
Working for the Department of Mysteries teaches Draco Malfoy many things: Play the man. Everyone lies. Collateral damage is inevitable. But when he's the man being played and Ginny Weasley becomes collateral damage - well, you know what they say. All's fair in love, war, and hard and dirty politics.Category: Works in Progress
(peeks head in)
(NaNoWriMo refugee. Don't ask!)
Anyway. I'm just writing to say that I'm really, really sorry about not leaving an actual review. But I can't. There are some wonderful stories here that I just haven't been able to read because of the sexual violence warning. Unfortunately, this will be one of them. What is triggered cannot be untriggered. I truly appreciate that you've added that tag (as some authors do NOT.) I'm sure it will be an amazing fic.
Author's Response: You really really do not have to be sorry about anything, I'm just so flattered that celebrity ficcer anise took the time to leave a comment :p My face on the bus as I read this: O_O :D The tag is more...preemptive than anything else, as I'm still considering whether in later chapters, I want to take this in a certain direction. In that case, the sexual violence will be...hearsay rather than described. Still, mad props to you for sticking to your guns and, more importantly, for doing nanowrimo?! I was considering that...it was between gin/draco or NaNoWriMo. Guess what won :)
All right, I'm finally reading this!!! I couldn't resist. ;) You have great subtlety in your writing. And I think that this fic kind of goes towards proving something I was writing in a critique the other day... establishing compelling characters isn't any easier at all when they're *pre-existing* ones. The only real advantage is that the readers come equipped with their own expectations, so they'll often forgive a lot more in terms of characterization problems. But that doesn't make writing them well any easier... it may even make the task more difficult, and most authors are likely to fail at it. You've really succeeded. So I look forward to seeing more! :)
In which Draco is snarky, Ginny is flustered, and Christmas is celebrated ... kind of.Category: Completed Short Stories
He looks at the star like it is poison. Then he looks at the redhead like she is poison.
"No," he says flatly.
"No. I am not helping you decorate that tree."
I FINALLY was able to read this! (tries to reach out from under pile of things to do) (all that can be seen is one pitifully waving hand) Anyway. So cute! So sweet! I especially like the way that the vignettes were interconnected and led naturally to each other. "Spiteful, Christmas-loathing"... I'll definitely have to remember that phrase. I'm so tired that I'm not even sure what I'm typing anymore... so I'll just sign off by saying that I hope we all see more from you soon. :)
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! I almost thought I was never going to get anything written for this prompt, but then this idea came to me and I just decided to go with it. Snarky fluff is always good at Christmas time, I think. ^_^
He fascinated her in more ways than she liked to admit.Category: Completed Short Stories
Draco goes to forensic therapy! What an interesting premise. I've always wondered if there were therapists in the wizarding world. Let's just say that therapeutic ethics seem to be a little DIFFERENT there. But they might easily be. The transference and counter-transference issues those two could get into... it makes for a great plotline. I'd love to see more of this, but it does seem to be a one-shot, so I'll just say good job. :)
Oh... wait! Apparently, there will be more. :)
Author's Response: Thanks. :) I actually got the idea from a creative writing prompt I got in my email. I honestly don't know a whole lot about therapeutic ethics in general, but of course in any type of fiction a lot of times details such as those are stretched or changed to suit a story. I realize that you actually do this sort of work (I don't know if your a psychologist or some sort of therapist, but I recall you talking about patients before), so hopefully I didn't make my story TOO outlandish. I am going to continue this, I think, to show how he progresses in therapy and how he goes back into society. I hope you'll read them! :)
Ginevra Weasley has woken up in an alternate reality, but no one else seems to have noticed - not even her fiance. Now she has to travel to the past to get her future back.Category: Works in Progress
This gorgeous artwork was created by Hannah Askance.
I'm almost SURE I reviewed this at some point... (exhausted) I've lost track of a lot of fics. Anyway! This is absolutely great! I don't think I've ever read a fic where Ginny was raised with the Malfoys and THEN got engaged to Draco and... it's a pureblood thing, I think. ;) There's so much conflict and mystery set up from the very beginning. Looking forward to more!
ETA! And what, oh WHAT is this Not Naughty rating I'm seeing?!? Maybe that's the rating it has in an AU far, far away... (said hopefully ;)
Author's Response: I think you may have reviewed over at FFN, but I'm not entirely sure/too lazy to check. I miiiight be upping the Not Naughty rating in later chapters, but you'll have to wait and see. ;) Thanks for reviewing! Haz
Uses Temporarily relieves symptoms due to DG withdrawal.Category: Works in Progress
Warnings Ask a doctor before use if you have Delusions of Dramione.
When using this product: Excitability may occur, especially in DG fans. May cause heartburn. Be careful when operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery.
Keep out of reach of children
Great drabbles! Thanks for posting the new ones. :)
Author's Response: Thanks, Anise! :D
Yay, SO glad to see more of this! :) I love good drabbles-- so much packed into so little space. Hoping for more soon!
Author's Response: Thank you, Anise! Yes! I have a few more to post over here. :D
LOVE, love these! This batch has such a great range of tone and emotion, from light-hearted to more serious. I'll def check out the Pansy drabbles-- that second one feels like one that should be expanded for sure. Thanks for posting. :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much!! I'm glad you enjoyed them! n_n
Ginny tries to help Draco cope with what has happened, but even her calming voice isn't enough to keep him from breaking.Category: Completed Fiction, Completed Short Stories
So sad, and yet... kind of almost hopeful at the end? Maybe?
I did wonder about one thing... at the beginning, was Ginny a figment of his imagination or an actual ghost of some kind? My guess would be that she was a kind of temporary ghost who only lasted until the funeral.
Author's Response: I pictured it as Draco holding on to her for as long as he could. He didn't see the funeral as real event that was going to happen, and therefore her death wasn't real. We all know how hard it is to accept that someone is really gone. However, as soon as Blaise came to get him so they could attend the funeral, the reality of everything sunk in and his vision of her was no longer there.
The summer was built on the smells of her past, of distant memories long since forgotten, of her home that she could no longer remember. A not-quite-Muggle!AU.Category: Works in Progress
I just love the amnesia plot structure, but what makes this one a little different is that BOTH Draco and Ginny seem to have no clear memories at all of anything that happened in their past lives. It seems that authors tend to write these types of fics with one knowing a lot more than the other, and this sets up a different kind of dynamic. It'll be fun to see where this goes!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! You're definitely right- neither of them know much about their pasts. The only difference between them is that Ginny wants to kmow and Draco doesn't. But there are reasons for this as you will see in the next chapter.
Well, I finally read the last two chapters, my dear! :) I so love the way this is going. The mystery is deepening... (another child for Ginny?!?), and I can already tell that the way it ends will not be obvious. And really, putting Draco in a Value Inn in the Midwest is priceless. ;) It just seems to be such an interesting exploration of who these characters really are no matter WHERE they are, and it shows that they don't need to be in the most familiar surroundings.
Oh, and if you haven't checked out the new JKR interview yet, you really should. Basically, it supports D/G. Indirectly so, but there's no doubt that it does. Should've thought of that SIX YEARS AGO, maybe (or a lot earlier than that, considering when the plotline was planned out), but better late than never. ;)
Author's Response: Thank you! And yes, Ginny was pregnant with another child, although we have no idea what happened to the baby at this point (hopefully nothing bad!). I am hoping that the ending of this fic - which is still a decent ways away ;) - will be both satisfying and surprising. That's what makes a good mystery after all! And yes, I did take great excitement in making Draco Malfoy as obscenely poor as the Weasleys once were, but I'm glad that he is still coming off as /him/ despite the fact that he's in a different place and in a different situation. And no, actually, I did not read a new interview with JK. Do you have a link? :)
(pops head in)
There WILL be an actual review for Chapter 2!!! Very soon. :)