I'm a busy but proud mama of three wonderful children who love HP and wife to a non-HP fan. Have to work on him this year. Call it Goal '08.
Goal update: Hubby has now read all the books and watched the movies with me. We're thinking of re-reading #6 before the movie comes out! He's not die-hard yet, but he'll get there, I'm sure of it!
My elder daughter (needsomefelixfelicis) also frequents this site, and is my biggest fan, so you may come across her cryptic reviews for my stories.
Summary: This story is a missing moment from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We know Ron and Hermione descend into the Chamber of Secrets in search of basilisk fangs, and we know they succeed. But what exactly happened down there? This story provides a possible answer to that question.This is WeasleyMom of Hufflepuff writing for the Illustration for Inspiration Challenge in the Great Hall. My inspiration was a drawing done by Carole/EquinoxChick, featuring Hermione's hand stabbing the cup with a basilisk fang. Thanks, Carole! You unknowingly pushed me to write something I've had in my head since DH came out. Thrilled to announce this story tied for third place in the challenge! Holy Hufflepuff! This won a 2012 QSQ Award for Best Canon Romance, one-shot! I am thrilled and so, so grateful!
I love stories that add something in-between the original.
Favourite phrase: ``sick symphony``- great alliteration, good imagery.
Author's Response: So sorry! I have no idea how I never saw this review before, but I apologize for taking so long to respond. Glad you thought that phrase worked... was a bit a afraid it was too dramatic, but it's Voldy, after all. He often goes for the drama. Hehe. Thanks for always taking time to leave a review--I appreciate it so much! ~Lori
Summary: With a bit of help from their dad, Rose and Hugo Weasley prepare a short play for their mum's birthday.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw submitting for the Character Clinic Triatholon-Minor Characters.
Happy belated birthday.
Thank you for that little glimpse into life with the Weasleys. Very believable. Sweet, too.
Summary: The trio's friendship hangs in the balance when one of them makes an unexpected move on another. Trio friendship fluff.
Extremely funny! In fact, after I finished laughing over it myself, I relayed the storyline to my daughter. She laughed as much as I did, even with my second-hand version of it.
I found it not only hilarious, but completely in-character from start to finish. Nothing ruins a good fic than a sudden and blatant off-character moment not accounted for somehow. Fortunately, there was none of that!
Thank you for the enjoyable time!
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review! I'm glad to hear that your daughter liked it as well. And that you thought everyone remained in character. That really is a worry with sillier stories like this. Especially when Harry decides to kiss Ron :)
Summary: All these years, Hermione has been waiting for this and there is only one person who really understands why.
Another great friendship fic!
My favourite line was Harry's soft, "Hermione, she made yours first." So deceptively simple.
Great interweaving of the past and "present".
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I guess that's Harry in a way. Not a bloke of many words but he gets it right when he does speak. Haha, I see what you did there. Christmas puns ftw!
Summary: As Harry and Ginny eagerly await the birth of their first child and their new lives as parents, Harry discovers that before he can move forward, he must take a journey into his past and revisit what has never been put to rest. He learns the truth of the poetic line "The child is father to the man."
This story has been nominated for a 2013 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Post-Hogwarts Story.
Love the idea that his mother's love may have protected him from the Dursley's too. Nice touch. cj
Author's Response: I am glad that you are continuing to like my story. As you can tell, it is important to me and I felt that it needed to be written.
Loved Pamela's comment, that Harry repeats to himself, "It is safe to talk ...".
Author's Response: Thanks, and I loved that Harry had the guts to actually act on it.
Love that Harry is getting information that may be useful to him to help him move beyond his past.
Off to add this story to favourites so I will get notifications of updates ...
Author's Response: He's just getting started...
After having spent many hours here at Mugglenet fanfic perusing the many offerings, I thought I had had my fill of others' stories. I was pleasantly surprised, therefore, to find this one. It is an interesting premise, and as another reviewer has mentioned, very plausible in light of Harry's experiences as a child.
One tiny nit - as a baby does not take his or her first breath until *after* the sac of waters has broken, Harry's infant would not, in fact, have drowned, as its respiratory system would not have switched over yet, and would remain safely "breathing" amniotic fluid until the sac burst. However, I understand that it was Harry's dream, and he may be ignorant of such things. Besides, I realize that it is his fear that is important here, not the actual medical details
Off to read the next chapter ...
Author's Response: Thank you for reading my story.
Wonderful ending! A fitting conclusion to this story, that while an uncomfortable topic, you have addressed with compassion and sensitivity. Well done! cj
Author's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks, cj. I'm very glad that you appreciated the story. I just got back from a professional conference today where the main topic was the latest research about the negative, lifelong effects of stress, abuse and neglect on babies and children, and I found myself throughout the conference thinking about this story and about the people in real life who have been thus affected. It is so true.
Summary: As he enters a new chapter of his life, Ron ponders what exactly he has got himself into.
I enjoyed this. Great characterization of both of them. I love how you`ve taken what we know of the two, and deepened that knowledge, taken us further into the lake, if you will. cj
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and reviewing :) I'm glad you enjoyed this. After everything they went through in their teens, I thought it'd be nice to give them something mundane to deal with.
Summary: While the trio is camping after escaping the Ministry, Ron decides to do something special for Hermione on her birthday.
This is Ginny Weasley Potter of Hufflepuff house, writing for the 2013 Great Hall Cotillion.
(Rated high for the profanity)
Sweet story. I was rooting for Ron for Hermione to kiss him as well. However, this is better as it allows the kiss in DH to remain as *the* one. Well done. cj
Author's Response: Hahaha, if they'd kissed now, there'd be no fun in the RoR kiss :p . I'm pleased that you enjoyed the story, though. :) Thanks for reading! :)
Summary: After the war, the Auror Office decides to Taboo the Unforgivable Curses so that any use of them can be detected. This doesn't quite go as planned however...
Hilarious! Thanks for a good laugh.
Summary: Being poisoned has its advantages - Hermione is talking to Ron again. Unfortunately so is Lavender. Ron hopes to sort this out once and for all if only he could work out how.
I love it!
As much as I love the HP books, I wish sometimes that they were not completely from Harry's point of view.
It was pleasant to read something from Ron's point of view that was believable, so very awkward for him, yet lovely at the same time.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review! Yes, it would have been cool to have other people's view on things but I guess that leaves a lot of fanfic to write. Glad you enjoyed this :)