Summary: Draco Malfoy has a moment of self-reflection as he makes the final attempt to carry out his mission. Rated PG-13 for mild violence. Winner for its category in the August Monthly Challenge.
Very cool!!!! Loved reading this most poignant scene from HBP from Draco's point of view. It gives so much more dimension to him as a character. Well done!!!
Summary: My first attempt at a songfic. On the eve of a frightful mission, Ron can't sleep. While he takes some comfort in knowing that Hermione is nearby, he also dwells on a missed opportunity. Rated PG-13 for some violence in later chapters.
I like that the story begins in a cemetary...that location alone has a lot of potential. You did really well describing Ron's memory of the Burrow and I like the comparison you drew between the curls and knots of Hermione's hair at the wedding and that of Ron's stomach. Nice touch! But the best was Hermione's response to Ron when he accused her of hating Fleur. Her line was classic Hermione!
Loved that you kept Ron and Hermione in character by having them crash noses on their first attempt at a kiss. Also quite enjoyed the drama at the end. It makes me want to know more about what is to come!
Summary: The hunt for the Horcruxes begins. Harry has to decide who to trust as he moves closer to fulfilling his destiny. Will he be able to find and destroy all the Horcruxes? And at what price? Will he be able to find the strength within himself – the Power the Dark Lord Knows Not – in order to succeed in vanquishing Voldemort? And…can he do it and still get the girl? Join Harry and his faithful friends on their quest to finally defeat a Dark Lord.
I enjoyed this first chapter. It flows quite well. Although I am not a huge fan of Dudley being a wizard, I do like the parallel you drew between the Dursely's history of placating him and his ability to make things happen when he get's upset. Nicely done!
Author's Response: Dudley being the wizard - although it will come back - is a relatively small plot point overall. I hope you\'ll enjoy it.
Summary: What if, all the world's a stage, and the characters of HP fan fiction are actors? This is the story of what happened between 'gigs', when characters meet in the Great Hall to share their complaints about how they're portrayed. Dumbledore has been rooted out of retirement after 'dying', James has doubts about Harry's paternity, Remus rants, and Voldemort does a Gilderoy.
In short, mayhem ensues.
These are not Jo's sterling characters. This group of players has been forced to enact some of the most atrocious parts in fan fiction-dom, and they're all primed and ready for the casting grouch.
Priceless! Absolutely loved the concept. You hit the nail right on the head! But, alas I fear the delicious truth of your story will be lost on the real perpetrators. I think even Jo would enjoy this one. Nice job!
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! Sequel follows shortly!