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Hi! Kirinin here. I've been writing fanfiction for around five or six years now; in the Harry Potter fandom for a year or two. My main HP work as of now is the Secret of Slytherin, found currently on ff-dot-net and Potions and Snitches; the story is multi-chapter and so rather difficult to concisely define, but the main characters are the Trio, Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape, and Remus Lupin. It's been pretty well-received. :)
Likes: well-rounded characters; evil-in-good, good-in-evil; twisty plots, especially plots where you *think* that you know where the author is going and are wrong; well-written OCs (they take courage!); stories about Snape; stories about teaching; stories that contain archetypes, mythos, or a moral; histories; botany; rec pages; Draco; Harry; Ron.
Dislikes: any character bashing whatsoever - if you can't make your character a well-done bad guy, don't bother!; unexplained OOC; omission of a canon character just because; recycled plots; the Mary-Sue-Who-Doth-not-Know-she-is-a-Mary-Sue; the less-often recognized, and therefore far, far more insidious Gary Stu; a great deal of the Ginny/Harry that's out there; rape fics; no regard for spelling/grammar; and eggplants.
Well, I really don't like them.
Visit my Ranma 1/2 fanfiction at the Night Garden, the website listed here. Otherwise search for Kirinin on fanfiction-dot-net or potions-and-snitches-dot-net and you'll find me.
Take it easy, and see you around the fandom!
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Drama, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Series: 10 Conversations from Check Mate
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7812 Read Count: 3287
Date: 05/25/2007 Title: Chapter 1: 10 Conversations from Check Mate
This was really very cool and well done! :) I liked how you titled each conversation in regards to chess - that was a nice touch. I like the little details you threw in as well, like the fact that Harry and Hermione slept together long ago, that Draco's job was to lower the wards - again! - that the twins have three shops now, etc. You threw in a lot of background very casually, which makes this an involving short story. We get the impression that this is all the more real because of that background; and it's also rather clear you had a pretty good idea of how things had gone down, even when you *didn't* mention the details.
Author's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. You really caught on to what I was trying to do:)