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Call me: Jan (female) Member since: 03 Jan 2005
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About me:

Hi, I'm Jan. :D I love Snape and Harry fics, and just mentor fics in general. I first started Potions and Snitches (P&S) as a safe place to find Snape & Harry gen fics without stumbling into Snape and Harry slash (aka Snarry, or HP/SS).

Fandoms that I like to read fanfiction of include: Star Trek, Star Wars, Kung Fu : The Legend Continues, Dragonball Z, Stargate SG1, Batman, Angel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. I like Gen and Mentor fics mostly. I love hurt/comfort, angst, whump, drama, raw emotions, and vivid descriptions best.

I know how to make and edit graphics, icons, and layouts (html and css). I am a master web searcher. XD

My dreams? One day I'd like to be able to run up a mountain effortlessly, or at least easily. :) I'd like to see Potions and Snitches host every single good Snape and Harry Gen fic there ever existed. I'd like to have people who post here get 100 reviews a chapter. I'd like active-to-the-bursting challenges and contests. I want the site to be a great, fun place that readers of Snape and Harry fics loved and knew as active.

Check out my site, Potions, Snitches and Unlikely Relations! It's a giant rec list of Harry Potter fics, the majority Snape and Harry Gen. Currently, there are 800+ fics listed.

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Reviews by Jan_AQ

He meant to hit Ron with the snowball, honest!

Takes Place: 4th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 19 Jan 2005 / 19 Jan 2005
Series: None - Challenges: Snowball Challenge
Title: Chapter 1: Some Things Never Change 26 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Jan_AQ (Signed)
    Sweet story! I love how Snape bombared Harry with snowballs! :) Whomp! Heh heh, your Shape was very in character. Thanks for writing this! :D

He didn't care about him anyway.

Takes Place: 5th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 25 Sep 2004 / 25 Sep 2004
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 1: Denial 25 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Jan_AQ (Signed)
    I love this story so much. It is very much in canon, in character. Such a lovely piece where the characters don't even speak. I haven't seen many stories like this, where one of the characters is asleep during it for the whole time. I could easily see this happening in canon. Well done!

Answer to Snowball Challenge.

He wanted to hit Ron, honest!

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 18 Jan 2005 / 18 Jan 2005
Series: None - Challenges: Snowball Challenge
Title: Chapter 1: Whoops 25 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Jan_AQ (Signed)
    I love when Harry saw Snape he's like 'I'm Dead!' but when he saw Dumbledore he was like 'No, I'll live!' That was so cute. I really liked how Dumbledore saw Mr Creevy in the tree. This is a really sweet story. I really enjoyed it.

A small look into what may be a happy memory to Harry and Snape both with a little snow added.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Child fic, Deaging
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 20 Jan 2005 / 20 Jan 2005
Series: None - Challenges: Snowball Challenge
Title: Chapter 1: Bright Memory 25 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Jan_AQ (Signed)
    This is such a sweet story. I really loved it. Thanks for posting. :)

Harry needs help, and the one sent to the rescue is Snape. But what are Snape's true intentions? Help or Humiliation? Completed!

Takes Place: None - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys
Chapters: 19 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 12 Feb 2007 / 25 Jan 2005
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 1: Why did I do that? 26 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Jan_AQ (Signed)
    Wow this is interesting. I can't remember if you had the distatched Harry before of if this is new. Poor Harry. :( (BTW, I think that you should have had either a horizontal rule or some *** between the scene changes.) you have some great imagry in this chapter.

    Author's Response: I'm glad you like the imagery. I have a hard time with that. I really have to put a lot of thought into how things would look from one Pov to another. thanks :)

Title: Chapter 7: Familiarity? 26 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Jan_AQ (Signed)
    Wah! What did you change? The almost-thinking-its-Remus but-what's-wrong,something's-wrong is gone. I liked that sick realization I, as a reader went through during this chapter but it wasn't here this time. :( Anyways, I love Snape's manipulation tactics. It has such potential to mess with Harry and leave him confused, worried and fearful.

    Author's Response: You know I didn't change hardly anything in these chapters, so maybe it's your pov that's changed somehow? Sorry, that you were a bit disappointed. Hehe, I know how that goes sometimes.

Title: Chapter 8: Good Idea, Bad Idea 26 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Jan_AQ (Signed)
    I liked this part: "He turned both the hot and cold spigots, but received nothing save for the empty sucking noise that the faucet had given to him moments before. Harry felt his insides squirm coldly. Now what little control he’d been clinging to had been cut off like the valves to his tub and sink." This chapter is missing some of the cold raw edge of uncertainty, Snape's uncertainness and Harry's desolution that I read last time i read it. I still love your Snape and all his sarcastic or snarky statements. Very nice.

    Author's Response: ahh yes the spigot sound. I got that from a memory of mine. My dad was fixing our water line (and he neglected to tell me)... I had just came home from work in the summer. I was going to shower and change. I went into the bathroom and turned on the water and got that sound. It's a hollow sound... and I was like, oh crap! Not that a shower is the same as needing a drink, because I'm sure Harry was a lot more unhappy than I was, hehe.

Title: Chapter 4: Booties? 26 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Jan_AQ (Signed)
    this chapter seems different than what I remembered. I love the descriptions you have now- they are really well done. The part about the horse statue was a little over done though and the writing style seems a little stepped back. I don't know how to explain it right other than it feels like we are watching what is happening instead of living what is happening. Does that make sense? I love your Snape and how mysterious he is popping up in random times. The part where Harry went to open the dorr the first time and Snape was standing there was better the previous rewrite, it used to be more suspenseful. Great chapter!

    Author's Response: Somtimes I go a little nuts on one item. :) Like the horse statue. I was almost going to have Harry accidentally break it at one point, but I didn't want Snape to want to murder him for ruining an heirloom. Maybe I can still put that in a later chappie, eh? Now that things between them are going to change... :)

Title: Chapter 6: No Good Reason 26 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Jan_AQ (Signed)
    I actually liked the other version better leading up to the events that started Snape demanding that Harry eat. This new version skips over the path, I liked the path. I like Snape's thoughts though. :)

    Author's Response: hmm I don't exactly recall what I changed... I'm always tweaking something somewhere in a story. Snape's thoughts are fun to write. He's different than Harry. More to the point and snappish sometimes. I like messing with him.

Title: Chapter 10: A Terrible Mistake 26 Jan 2005
Reviewer: Jan_AQ (Signed)
    "He really wasn’t in the mood for this game that Potter seemed to be playing, but with nothing better to do he had no excuse to leave." it seems that Snape is the one playing the games here. Poor poor Harry. You really described the bag of mush well; I am feeling sick here just after reading about it. I love your take on Snape, unreasonable, forceful, making some less than nice choices yet not seeing anything wrong with them. Nice.

    Author's Response: The bag of mush was even grossing me out, lol! I'm happy to hear you approve of my take on Snape. As a Deatheater I'm sure he has little worry about regretting his choices. He does what he does and doesn't (or pretends to) not let it bother him. It wouldn't be as fun if he was really nice and approachable anyway. Then all that tension and mystery that I adore about him would be gone, and we would be left with someone like Mr Bean! ;)


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