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No Other Way: A new R/Hr story - chapter 3 is with beta, and so should be up soon!
"It hurts, doesn't it?"
"Pretending you've fallen out of love."
At the lead up to Ron’s wedding, questions start to be asked - by Ron, by Hermione - and by Ron’s bride-to-be. Over the years, the paths that were once so closely intertwined have separated, leading off in different directions. Meeting at the crossroads, looking back at the journey that has led them there, will Ron and Hermione choose to take a turn that may take them off-course forever, or simply continue straight ahead?
Little fact - this was originally written for the Great Hall Weddings challenge (about 6 months ago!), but I only just finished it - and I'm really pleased with the ending, so I hope you keep reading until then!
Who Believes In Love: One shot. My Bill/Fluer fic that I wrote for Jenna for Secret SPEW. I actually really like this fic, and think it's one of my best - it's about Bill and Fleur's relationship, and how she can't figure out whether she believes in love or not.
I would really recommend reading this out of all of my work.
There Are More Ways Than One To Kill A Man: One shot. My third Gauntlet piece - why does Fred become a Death Eater? There are more ways than one to kill a man, as Fred Weasley well knows, for as the war goes on he's sure he must have experienced nearly every one. But what on earth could have caused him to take such drastic measures as to join his sworn enemies? And how will his story end?
One of my Gauntlet fics that I really like by itself as well - another one I'd recommend over others.
Where Letters Lead: My new Ron/Hermione fic, complete.
With the coming of a new year, Hermione feels that it's time to sort her life out - and so she writes to Ron, whom she hasn't spoken for years when she moved away after a fight they had. But when he doesn't reply - along with not recieving any correspondance since Christmas from either Ginny or Mrs. Weasley - Hermione decides to take things into her own hands. But where will her letters lead?
A mystery/romance chaptered fic that I'm quite proud of - especially the last chapter!
Tragedies, Tears and Black Velvet Boxes: A Ron/Hermione one-shot. Fairly dark, post-war one-shot that I actually really like, as it's quite different from my usual writing.
It's shown from Molly Weasley's point of view as she reflects on the after-effects of the war, and on Ron's news.
Escaping Fate - Alongside Certain Death And Other Such Predicaments: Complete. My submission for the second Gauntlet - now it's Hermione's turn! Complete. When an outbreak of Dragon Pox breaks out, it seems that only Hermione may be able to save the lives of many - but what has all this got to do with with Ron?
When Is Too Late?: My Ron/Hermione WIP. Chapter 8 is now UP!
In this light-hearted chaptered fic (which I'm going to estimate at being about 12 chapters long) Ron has to make the decision about when really is too late for him and Hermione - but Hermione's long-term boyfriend, Terry Boot isn't making it easy.
Ron's Gauntlet: My submission for the first Gauntlet - one-shot. When a new maze appears in the Hogwarts grounds Ron is determined to win the glory he has been robbed of for so long.
Dear Dumby: Complete. This was my first fanfic, a humour story about what would happen if Dumbledore set up an advice column for Hogwarts (as they do seem to have a lot of problems - getting dates for Hogsmead weekends, completing homework on time, avoiding evil overlords who want to kill them and so on), and the effects his advice would have.
To be honest, I'm not too fond of this piece anymore - I feel that my other stories are much better written. However, a lot of people seem to enjoy it, and I don't mind the last few chapters too much, so read at your own peril!
Many thanks to Purplemage for all my lovely banners!
Another brilliant chapter! You portrayed Draco and Harry really well in getting them to be civil to each other, neither was out of character, which can be hard in situations like that. I liked the line, "Having to deal one best friend go through insane mood swings; jealously and heartbreak and sadness as my other best friend gets married!" Although I think there should be a 'with' after 'having to deal', it was a really great quote, showing exactly how they felt. I also really liked the bit where Harry said, "it’s love, but not…true love." Too true! In fact, I liked the whole of the confrontation between Ron and Harry, and (of course!) Hermione's stomach churning, showing she still has feelings for Ron! Well done, update soon!
*Laughs!* Wow, we're actually reviewing chapters that aren't even up yet, this story is so good! Well, I've just got to say that this story is brilliant so far, hopefully the next chapter will be up soon, and thank you for continuing with it!!
Oh dear - another ball! This'll surely cause a few problems! Although this can be a bit cliche, and a bit out of character for Dumbledore to announce a ball for Halloween, when we’ve never seen this happen before, it was well written. I absolutely loved the tension between Ron and Hermione in this chapter, all the glances that passed and the obviousness that they’re both trying to deny! I also think that in this chapter you kept Hermione really well in character, with her being shocked at Harry and Ginny attacking Malfoy and Crabbe, and her taking her prefect duties seriously. Also with the observantness connected with it, I thought was well done. I wonder if the absence of Goyle will play a part later... Also, Ron’s reaction to Dean was well done, and not too over done. Nice chapter, keep it up!
This is hilarious! I love the narrator’s input, and the plot is inspired! Lots of Hermione’s lines in particular made me laugh, such as “You heard me.” and “We’re the main characters of the story. We can do whatever we want.” Oh, and Dumbledore’s “Why else would I waste so many years growing a beard??” Why indeed... A great idea and you pulled it off well, unlike a lot of script-fics out there, well done! I hope you'll write a sequel!
This is such an interesting story, I really like it. I particularly like the chess metaphors at the beginning, very clever and like Tom! I think that you’ve got Tom’s character down very well, from when he was 14 and intrigued by being a Parlsemouth, to when he killed a man in the Leaky Cauldron. There were a few typos, “He stared into the flames of the Slytherin Common that” I think should be ‘Slytherin Common room’, "What am I hear for, Jacen" I think should be 'here' and "Lier," Tom hissed - should be 'liar'. Apart from that, a very interesting read, well done!
This was an extremely interesting fic - original and intriguing. My first thought on reading the first sentence was that Life was a dog or one of Hagrid’s creatures or something! But it’s extremely creative to have the Department of Mysteries housing Life itself - and what was ever more creative and enjoyable was how you portrayed Life.
I liked the dryness of the humour here - the banter between Bode and Life was extremely enjoyable. One of my favourites parts was the quip about the chair, about how the Ministry replied with a, “rather nasty letter about how Bode shouldn’t be sitting down on the job”! I also liked Life’s retort of how human’s are the only species to use sarcasm, of how the others are always much more to the point - but then, we are probably the species with the most laughs! I know that I contributed to that figure (of how much humans laugh) when reading this, and with the banter about Life not thinking but knowing - and how that wasn’t necessarily true! All the little jokes about that made me giggle.
I enjoyed your narrative paragraphs, with a nice mix of the characters opinions and descriptions. I also liked the total change of mood when Bode had to deal with the emergency - which I would disagree with Bode and classify as an emergency. That must be such a terrible position to be in - to be able to stop it, but not be able to at the same time. I’m not sure if I’d be able to do that.
That drew onto the conversation between Bode and Life - which although may have seemed light hearted, really made me think. The end was particularly deep, and a complete turnaround from the beginning. What I particularly loved about this whole fic was the diversity in it, and it was a wonderful read, well done!
Author's Response: Thanks very much for reading and reviewing the fic!
Another amazing chapter!! I really didn't think this was boring at all, I liked seeing all their different emotions etc. Nice twist bringing Viktor back!! Loved the bit about Harry just looking at Ginny's chest - very funny! Also, I think you've done Ginny's character really well, very very in character - good job!! And I really liked the end bit with Ginny - very sweet!! (Yay!! Ron still loves Hermione!!)
rupurtfan, do you realise that you're spamming? It's fine to leave a negative review on a story you don't like, as long as you have some basis for your review, which, by the way, you DONT. You also aren't leaving any constructive critisism. WHY don't you like this story? If you hate it so much that you keep leaving those stupid reviews, why not give some way to improve(although there is very little room to improve, as this really is a brilliant sotry)? As you are doing none of those things, you are spamming, and I, as well as probably lots of other people, are going to report you to the mods for spamming, as it isn't allowed. So you will get banned. Also, by the way, I am 14, only two years older than you, and it really isn't nice to talk about people dying, for if you had any experience in that, you would know how much it hurts all the people connected, and you wouldn't, and SHOULDN'T wish it on anyone, and it is really out of order to say it. But, then I guess that's you all over.
Hmm, I have to say, I was a bit doubtful of this chapter, with a ball, which would seem quite out of character. I also thought a few of the characters were a bit OC at times, a few of the expressions they used, and some of the emotions, especially Harry and Ginny, you might want to be careful of that in the future. There were some great lines in there, "Oh, if that isn’t the blind leading the blind" made me laugh, as did, “What I wouldn’t give for a sprig of mistletoe now”! I also liked the ending - nice way to end on a (semi) cliff-hanger - I especially liked Voldemort’s saying, "Ginny Weasley? How perfect. So, Miss Weasley, we shall meet again…", very good!
I read this a long time ago, Jenna - before I knew you. In fact, I lost it a long time ago as well - again, before I knew you. Perhaps I should have done what Hermione did, and marked it to find my way back. But unlike Hermione, I don't think my Prince Charming would have left me a little note like Ron did - mainly because it would have been saved to my favourites list as my way of marking, and there's no way for my Prince Charming to leave a note there, a) because it's just impossible, b) because no one knows I'm on here, and c) because I haven't actually found him yet. But back to the story - which I am so glad I found (with a little help from the Lost and Found thread in the forums!).
The first paragraph was wonderful, really drawing the reader into the scene with all that wonderful description - and then that great break into the line which was the second paragraph: Ron's thoughts. I thought it was a really unique way of doing it, and it was very effective.
Initially I did think the forth paragraph should have been spilt up into sentences rather than with all the punctuation in there - but then I realised how Ron like it was, and I'm glad you left it that way.
The plot is absolutely lovely - it's funny how much Ron and Hermione do resemble Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, and how cute of Ron for that to immediately come into his mind - almost as cute as his lack of self-confidence making him believe that Hermione hates him! Bless.
"It’s not the last minute, it’s not even eight yet ," Oh, that made me giggle! It's so obvious to all of us that Ron wants Hermione to help not only so he can pass, but so he can spend time with her - why can't she see that as well?! But then again, I guess he never notices that she dotted her eyes with hearts every time she corrected his papers either...!
I really liked how you had little things escalate into an argument, as that is how it so often happens. Complete with Ron's foot-in-mouth tendencies and Hermione overreacting a little - although I can't really blame her.
I did think it really good that you included Sirius' death and real issues in here - there isn't just Ron and Hermione's relationship in the world, and they know that, so it's nice to see that addressed here. It's also nice to see the admittance that they're scared - for of course they would be. They're still only children, and they literally have the weight of the world on their shoulders, as well as trying to get each other to like them! It can't be easy!
I found one sentence a little strange, "She walks over, with her hands on her waist," I would have said "her hands on her hips" as that's the general expression for the action I'm assuming you're envisioning Hermione doing here? Although I could be completely wrong, and it could be a Brit/American difference, but I'm used to hearing 'hands on hips' rather than waist. However, that didn't make too much sense, so feel free to ignore that.
"She’s irresistible when she’s mad, I just want to take her and kiss her when she’s like that. It’s probably not a great idea, though." *dies laughing* It's that wonderful use of the short sentence that slayed me there - it was so funny, so Ron, so wonderful. The internal argument that Ron went through I also found very amusing, as again, it was so Ron.
Another thing I really liked in your writing was all the little details you put in, like the doodles of Hermione's name written in hearts (aww!), Hermione "marching", the fire and so on - it really brings it all to life and just a joy to read. Well, the plot already does that, but that enhances it greatly! I wonderful chapter to a wonderful story - I'll review the next chapter soon (I hope!), but I just really want you to know that I love this story. A lot!
Right, well now that this is done, I ought to be off to rescue Prince Charming - hopefully I'll speak to you soon, and don't worry about any burn marks you might see - the dragon's tamer than it looks!
Wow, that was such a great story! I originally started it as someone else recommended it, and I'm so glad I did! You kept the canon characters very well in character, and made up some great oc's as well. I especially liked Lily (Potter), and her relationship with Jordan!! I also grew to like Millie as well, as orginally (like, in the first two or three chapters) I didn't much take to her, but by the end my opinion changed!! All in all, a really good story, there were a few spelling/grammer mistakes in places, but these were very small, and you more than made up for it with the plot, some great twists and turns, invloving action, humor and drama all in one!! Really great!! Do you think you might consider doing a sequal sometime...? Oh well, off to go see if you've written anything else!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. I don't have any sequal planned, but I do ocationally write stories that would work well within the storyline (usually taking place long before these events). I'm thrilled to hear that you'll give some of my other stories a chance as well as I have written quite a few (far more than I have posted here on Mugglenet). I hope you'll like them as well.
Lol! Great ending, if a LOT random! I liked more of Harry's dancing! And the editing paragraphs for spoilers!!! Poor prof MacGonagall, having to dress up for the wedding! Aw, hope your gonna do an epilogue! And more storys! Any idea for whats next...?
Author's Response: No ideas for what's next, sadly. On my livejournal I've posted questions, one of them pertaining to future fics - please stop by and leave a comment! (link on my author page)
Glad to hear you liked this, too! Hopefully an epilogue...if I can...
Lol, that was soo funny!! I loved the lists!! Bring on the lists!! Wow, update soon - it's been ages!! (Ok, so I only read this now, but you haven't updated since december!!) I want to find out who wins the fight!!
Author's Response: Lists are much fun. But yes, I should update soon. I was thinking I'd work on the next chappie this weekend, since it has been over a month since I updated. That's the only problem with having a life. Oh yes, don't we all want to know who wins the duel.
Ha ha! I think this is one of my favourite chapters so far! The ‘I Spy’ game was wonderful - ‘“Uh, no, it’s bricks. With an S. Nice try, though.”’ Brilliant! Especially with them spying Ginny four times!! And Neville being Queen and his ‘monkey spy network’! (Oh yes - I get amused a lot - and that‘s just the first few paragraphs!) Though one of my favourite lines has got to be ’"No, he's accosting Hermione!" said Ron. "I wanted to do that!" Harry stared at him. "Uh, I mean, let's follow them!"’ Pure brilliance! ‘“And who could forget the rousing game of ‘Pin the Chandelier on Neville.’” I sure couldn’t! Ok, I’ve realised I’m practically quoting this whole chapter now...
One of the only faults I can find is ‘”Nope, sorry.” said Ginny’ I think it should be a comma after sorry instead of a full stop. Also, ‘“He’s got a disturbing amount of clout in the school anymore.”’ I didn’t quite understand. Maybe anymore should be ‘now’? I’m not sure!
I think you might be one of the very few authors who can pull off having a dance! The dance was great! Ah - Cupid’s Concoction! I liked how Snape and Ron voluntarily took some - though I’m with the third years - who can imagine Snape with a girlfriend? (Much less Bellatrix, but I won‘t go into that right now...!) I also really liked your ice-skating début - spectacular! It more than makes up for my murder! Did you win?
Author's Response: Are you questioning my grammar? Bah, I could care less. I'm glad you enjoyed the chappie enough to quote half of it in your review. I'm also glad I made up for killing you. Of course I won, I'm the author. ;)
Laura has been a good friend to Percy for seven years. She took his side during a fight between Percy and Oliver their second year. She accepted Percy the way he was, something most of his brothers couldn't even do. And when the one brother who did understand Percy died, Laura was there to help Percy through it, even though the death hurt her greatly as well.
Yes, Laura has been a good friend to Percy. So why, during their seventh year, is Percy allowing his friend to be lonely and miserable?
A fellow Gryffindor decides to try to ease Laura's loneliness by interfering in her life. The result is that Laura must suddenly deal with new relationships, including an unlikely reconciliation with Oliver.
Laura succeeded in being a good friend when she only had one friend. Now she must learn how to be a good friend to several people... including herself. Oliver/OCComplete!
"Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy - for friendship's sake." -William Blake
What an original fic! It’s very rare that you get a fic featuring Oliver Wood, let alone Percy as well. I loved how you described Laura’s feelings for Oliver in this, very real to how I imagine someone to feel in that situation. One paragraph in particular I thought was amusing, when she’s saying she has to tell him before someone else does, then her contrasting feelings on whether to tell him or not - very realistic and funny! I really enjoyed that bit! I do think that you ought to be careful and make sure that you include some of Laura’s bad characteristics too, but it’s not too extreme, so don’t worry too much! Another thing I would like to see more of is your description, not just of feelings, in which what you do write is well done, but some of the surroundings. What you did of the Quidditch match was good, but I feel you could have expanded it a bit more, and put some description to break up some of the speech near the end. But, a very interesting fic (for what I‘ve read so far), a great concept. Oh, the “A crystal ball?" line made me laugh! Good work.
Author's Response: Thanks very much for the constructive crit! I'd love to hear what you think of the newer chapters (to see if you think I've improved over the last year)! Thanks for the tips on Laura's characterization and description. Those are two things I've been working on since I started posting. :) Hope you keep reading. Thanks again for the great review.
this is so good! i only read it after reading your other fic (which i also love!), and please please update both of them! i no it must be hard, finding time to do this n school and have a social life, and thats cool, but please dont abandon it! cant wait to read the next chapter!
Author's Response: I would not abandon either of my fics I love fanfiction and I love being able to write about my favourite characters! I should have the next chapter for this fic submitted by the end of today..hopefully it wont get rejected hehe.
You haven't updated in ages!! Ok, well, I only just read this, but still!! It's really good! I can't wait to see what happens with the potion!! Are you going ot update? (You should!!!)
Author's Response: *sheepish grin*
Guilty. I've been concentrating too much on those MNFF challenges, as well as on my other Novel length fic. I'll want to come back to this as soon as I finish that daunted chapter for Black Chronicles.
This is a really good idea for a fic! I like the way you've portrayed Snape, but I don't think most english school kids would speak as properly as they do! I think you've got pettigrew's character down really well too, and I thought the interaction with the marauders was good.I would have thought Snape would know what a death eater was though? And there are a few quite short paragraphs that might work better if you added some more to them, but on the whole,a good story!
Wow. All I have to say is that you are a truly amazing author. There are so many twists and turns in this story, I am thoroughly confused and longing for more! I mean, at first I thought that Krum was a Death Eater, what with Mr. Weasley’s info, but then I thought that he wasn’t after the new info and that Ron was going to make a huge mistake, now I kinda think that Krum is a Death Eater, as Ron needs to show Hermione something, and Krum said ‘Dark Lord’ which only Voldemort’s supporters say. But to be honest, I’m really not sure what to think!! Only that this story is brilliant! I particularly loved your description of Hermione, “After a moment she opened them to stare at Ron, looking much like she had through most of third year; frustrated, exhausted, and on the verge of tears.” It was just so vivid. All I can really say now is update soon, as I can’t wait to find out what happens next!!
Author's Response: I'm flattered, Oppungo! I really am glad to hear I've thrown you for a loop; I was worried that the plot would end up a confusing, muddled mess, but from what you say I guess the twists were just twisty enough. Thanks for the encouragement--I'll try to get the next chapter up as soon as I can(it's still being ironed out).
Great chapter, as always! I loved Ron's, 'Who would have thought I'd ever need to use my Charms book?' For some reason (well, because it was funny, is the reason!) that just cracked me up!! I also loved all the beetrootness between Ron and Hermione!! Very, very funny!! Ooh, and is Vicky a death eater? Or is it all one big coincedence? And what with Mrs. Weasley? Mysterious! Maybe shes a death eater, under the imperious or....Ok, I'm going off track, and crazy!! Basically, another great chapter, can't wait for more!!!!
Author's Response: There certainly is something curious about Mrs. Weasley, isn't there? And it'll only get curiouser(if thats a word...)! Just a few more chapters to go, and the questions shall be answered....