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Real name: Barbara
Member Since: 04/10/2006
Membership Status: Member

Have been toying with fanfiction for a while; thrilled to be here! My cross-over universes are "Elfquest" and "Labyrinth".

I have at Lumos "The Joys of Apparition", "The Merlin" series, and "Lucius Malfoy's Favorite Charity", and three at Occlumency.

 
Reviews by Overhill
Love's not all fun and games.

Rated: S
Categories: Poetry
Characters: None
Genres: Poetry
Warnings: Abuse

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 117 - Hits: 594
Complete?: No - Published: 11/26/2003 - Last Updated: 11/26/2003
Reviewer: Overhill Signed
Date: 07/08/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Don't Lie to Me

I think that these could be the lyrics of a good country song. I hope you try some music with it. Let me know how it turns out (like on Youtube or something).

Rainy day. Jazz. Sometimes the world stand still.

Rated: B
Categories: Poetry
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 50 - Hits: 523
Complete?: Yes - Published: 06/24/2004 - Last Updated: 06/24/2004
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 08/19/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Jazz on the Radio

Thank you for sharing this. There just isn't enough jazz on the radio, and I long for a nice, quiet stay-at-home rainy day. Until then, this poem will do.

retired featured story After an embarrassing defeat, Voldemort ends up in Hell with several other Dark Lords.

Rated: B
Categories: Cross Overs
Characters: Sauron
Genres: Humor
Warnings: Character Death

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1537 - Hits: 1706
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/09/2004 - Last Updated: 08/09/2004
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 10/14/2007 Title: Chapter 1: The Dark Lords' Fate

I like how everyone discussed how they got their. The whack on the head with a frying pan was a clever touch, as was the speculations of how death might have occured otherwise. Thank you for a good laugh!

At the dawn of the new millennium, not all is well with the world...

Rated: B
Categories: Poetry
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 181 - Hits: 703
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/24/2004 - Last Updated: 08/24/2004
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 01/09/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Single chapter

The was a beautiful job of illustrating a painful truth.

Regardless of what you may have heard, the excellent game of Golf was NOT invented by the Scots! This LOTR/Harry Potter crossover fic tells the true story!

Rated: C
Categories: Lord of the Rings
Characters: Original Character
Genres: Humor
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1141 - Hits: 1049
Complete?: No - Published: 08/27/2004 - Last Updated: 08/27/2004
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 08/21/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Complete in One Chapter

This was a fun piece. I especially like the next to the last paragraph, which really does sum up how the game got started, by putting out the rules. Thank you for sharing!

Reviewer: Overhill Signed
Date: 02/22/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Complete in One Chapter

This was fun. I've just rewatched and reread major parts of TLOTRs and a scrap of cross-universe mixing was like having a bite of chocolate after dinner! Thanks for the treat!

retired featured story Charlotte Jones attempts to break past her barn-crashing facade and is adamant in finding a boyfriend who will at least have the courtesy to stay alive.

Rated: S
Categories: Short Stories
Characters: None
Genres: Fluff
Warnings: Character Death

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2598 - Hits: 1493
Complete?: Yes - Published: 01/08/2005 - Last Updated: 01/08/2005
Reviewer: Overhill Signed
Date: 02/22/2009 Title: Chapter 1: Sour Milk

How nice! My aunt used to say that everyone had someone to be with, and I'm glad Charlotte found hers. (Rather interesting deaths there - poor Tommy must have been the warm-up act. And Count Chocula was a pretty symbolic choice, him being Undead and all....*grin*)

retired featured story This is a one-shot in response to the “It was a dark and stormy night” challenge from the ARFF yahoo group. It is based on Love Actually and is my take on what happens post movie, after Harry has been kicked out for the affair.

Rated: S
Categories: General Chaos
Characters: Canon Character(s)
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 588 - Hits: 1033
Complete?: Yes - Published: 06/17/2005 - Last Updated: 06/18/2005
Reviewer: Overhill Signed
Date: 06/14/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Proof

Nicely done. Thank you for sharing it!

Star Wars fanfiction. The carbonite freezing chamber scene in The Empire Strikes Back from Lando Calrissian's point of view.

Rated: C
Categories: General Chaos
Characters: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1396 - Hits: 620
Complete?: Yes - Published: 06/21/2005 - Last Updated: 06/21/2005
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 02/16/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Honor Among Thieves

I like this Lando Calrissian POV account, as it answers the question of why didn't Han get mad at Lando - they understood each other. The story covers well the differences between trust and understanding, and explains how the Vadar relationship factored in. Excellent job!

Summary: Eleanor Pearson, friend of a now-married, adult Wendy, is taken away to Neverland by Peter Pan as the marriage she is dreading draws closer. She wants to revert to the simpler times of childhood, but will she find much more than she thought possible in a pirate who is growing tired of his existence as Peter Pan’s nemesis?

Rated: B
Categories: General Chaos
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 3
Wordcount: 3632 - Hits: 2562
Complete?: No - Published: 06/30/2005 - Last Updated: 04/12/2006
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 04/22/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Perchance to Dream of Neverland

This fits in well with the book and the movie. Eleanor and her dreams are done excellently! On to chapter 2 -- !

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Date: 04/22/2006 Title: Chapter 2: It's Not A Dream

Nice not to recreate the same lost boys as before or have Tinkerbell back)(definite misstakes made in "Hook" neither were canon and she talked....) Good job and getting the story fresh. On to chapter 3!

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Date: 04/22/2006 Title: Chapter 3: Captain Hook's Clothing Botique

Want adventure, get adventure and all the consequences. The book had its moments and themes of cruelty that the Disney and Broadway and television stories swept away. You have not swept the maway. Bravo! Looking forward to chapter 4....

retired featured story Based on Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. A different imagining of Ophelia.

Rated: B
Categories: General Chaos
Characters: None
Genres: General
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 976 - Hits: 889
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/13/2005 - Last Updated: 08/13/2005
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 06/19/2007 Title: Chapter 1: On the Way to New Orleans: Ophelia Remembers Twenty

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" has haunted me since I read it years ago. Thanks for a new look at one of the (usually over-looked) characters!

Colonel Brandon has the opportunity to travel in a time machine to any time or place. Where would he truly desire to go?

Rated: C
Categories: Jane Austen
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 3491 - Hits: 924
Complete?: No - Published: 10/13/2005 - Last Updated: 10/15/2005
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 06/09/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Desire of the Heart

Wow, you didn't hold back! A rarity in time travel stories. Too bad about the time machine and Master J. One can only imagine what happened to them...

A moment in time...

Rated: C
Categories: Short Stories
Characters: None
Genres: General
Warnings: Character Death

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1021 - Hits: 752
Complete?: Yes - Published: 04/30/2006 - Last Updated: 05/03/2006
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 05/05/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Spiritus Pallor

Well done. It reminds me of the great-grandmother's death in "Dandilion Wine", and brings back memories of a friend's child's peaceful death from a brain tumor.

Author's Response: I am glad you liked this, especially because it brought back those particular memories. I was unfamiliar with "Dandilion Wine", but went to look it up as soon as you mentioned it. It seems like a book I would enjoy too. Thank you.

He walks alone, the streets empty and dark. He finds no comfort in daylight, the hustle and bustle of the lives of those who live under the sun. He feels alone, but he really is not. *A short, contemplative fic I wrote almost 6 years ago, when I was 16. Feel free to say what you like...I just thought I'd throw this piece out there!*

Rated: S
Categories: Short Stories
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1203 - Hits: 739
Complete?: Yes - Published: 06/09/2006 - Last Updated: 06/11/2006
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 06/14/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Barely Alive

I was expecting another vampire story when it started out, and was surprised and delighted that it turned out the way it did. Nicely done!

The musings of two people in love.

Rated: C
Categories: Short Stories
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 649 - Hits: 698
Complete?: Yes - Published: 03/22/2007 - Last Updated: 03/22/2007
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 03/04/2012 Title: Chapter 1: Love Denied

Thank you for such an original view of vampire love! With a three hundred year age gap, one can imagine his vampire friends teasing him about robbing the cradle, or the sad frustration of his bride not knowing about or understanding, let alone appreciating stuff of the last three decades.

Vikings! The Vikings are coming! This is good news if you're the Viking being held captive and you need rescuing. Cue Freya and Birna, two Viking women that could not be left to their fate.

Rated: S
Categories: Short Stories
Characters: None
Genres: Mystery/suspense
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1558 - Hits: 724
Complete?: Yes - Published: 05/21/2007 - Last Updated: 05/21/2007
Reviewer: Overhill Signed
Date: 03/05/2012 Title: Chapter 1: Leif

This was a fun read!

Fenrir Greyback’s propensity to viciously attack humans in an effort to create more werewolves causes problems for an American on vacation.

Rated: B
Categories: Festival Entries
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 4972 - Hits: 771
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/30/2007 - Last Updated: 08/30/2007
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 10/07/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Blue Moon

One of the tricks of fan fic writing is to be able to write a story that will stand on it's own, even if someone isn't aquainted with the universe(s). You've done a great job with Werewolf of London, blending it in with Harry Potter. Interesting idea, having a Werewolf Reserve in the Catskill Mountains - and good place for it as it's already a rich area of magic.

Author's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review!

Three crossover drabbles written for snape100.

Rated: C
Categories: Cross Overs
Characters: Original Character
Genres: General
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 359 - Hits: 915
Complete?: Yes - Published: 11/11/2007 - Last Updated: 11/11/2007
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 11/16/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Drabbles

The sooner you’ve become a Jedi, the sooner I can go back to death.” These were fun to read! That sentence, though, is going to stick in my mind for quite a while! Snape would rather be dead than to have to put up with Potter any longer than he has to! *snicker*

Author's Response: Thank you. I believe he would.

Severus Snape has no problems with dying, but the Metatron has other plans for him. A humorous HP/Dogma drabble trio, originally written for Snape 100's "Crossover Snape" challenge.

Rated: B
Categories: Cross Overs
Characters: Severus Snape
Genres: Drabble
Warnings: DH Spoilers

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 366 - Hits: 856
Complete?: Yes - Published: 12/06/2007 - Last Updated: 12/07/2007
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 01/09/2008 Title: Chapter 1: On a Mission from God

Good job! This story fits nicely in the Snape Lives! genre and I enjoy the Rickman connection.

Author's Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. Once I started writing it, I realized that it was quite amusing to imagine Rickman versus Rickman!

AU Set one year after Bella graduates from high school. Bella didn’t jump off the cliff without Jacob, therefore Alice never had the vision and Edward never came back.

Rated: B
Categories: Twilight
Characters: Isabella Marie Swan
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 4
Wordcount: 2063 - Hits: 2932
Complete?: No - Published: 05/15/2008 - Last Updated: 06/19/2008
Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 06/19/2008 Title: Chapter 1: 1

Hmm, the Imprint would be a big factor, because of what you pointed out in the story - Jacob would have to leave Bella. I like how true to the story it it, but was he ever referred to as "Ed"? Otherwise, this was like reading a draft that SM wrote and decided not to use.

Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad that you like it. No, I think that anyone referring to Edward as 'Ed' would soon find themselves minus a limb or two. That was simply Bella unable to finish thinking his name. That's all. :)

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Date: 06/19/2008 Title: Chapter 2: 2

I like the image that comes out of this, that Edward is very much a seventeen year old boy, and an obsessed one at that. Also reading this, I'm reminded that Alice couldn't "see" the werewolves, and that she didn't know at the time of the cliff jump that she couldn't know that all was dark because Bella was with Jacob.

Author's Response: Edward is difficult, all of the emotions of a teenager, but combined with wisdom of someone who has been around for over a century. Not to mention overwhelming strength of emotion. I feel bad for him. :)

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Date: 06/19/2008 Title: Chapter 3: 3

Great! The "what if" Jacob Imprints has been answered! Don't know how the real thing will pan out, but the "I call" is always fun. I like how it all comes together, and how in character everyone is. Thanks for a good read!

Author's Response: I wasn't going to drag it out. There's enough angst as it is. :) Thank you for reading. I have 7 chapters written and more even to come after that. Certainly something to keep me busy this summer.

Reviewer: Overhill Signed star star star star star
Date: 06/19/2008 Title: Chapter 4: 4

My daughter wrote to me some time ago: Bella should go to the University of Miami, where she encounters manatee mer-people who feed her to a shark to appease their higher power. I like the fact that you’ve pointed out that Sasquatch has yet to make an appearance (maybe the vampires killed him off already?). And it just dawned on me, the irony of Belle being from Phoenix, the name of another magical, mythical creature and all that it represents! Keep writing - I'll keep reviewing!