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11/20/04

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Hello, I'm Hermione_Rocks, though you may call me Anna, or D.E, or Mrs. Snape . . . whatever flies your kite. I'm a high school student who is hopelessly obsessed with many things, such as Harry Potter, musicals (current favorite is Sweeney Todd), books/reading, various Internet web-sites, and food.

As you can probably tell, I have an incurable love for writing fan-fiction. Would I do better to be working on original fiction? Probably. But at the moment, I just want to have fun with writing. One day I hope to be published, but I'm really not in any rush. Right now, I just want to enjoy all this. :)

I hope you find something you'd like to read while you're here, and please leave a review to let me know your thoughts. I'm always looking for feedback, good or bad.


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A Different Sort of War by Sly Severus

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 195 Reviews
Summary: Long after a war ends the wounds remain. When forced to face something so horrific a part of a person’s very soul dies. People are left changed. Societies are left in shambles



During this time, people are prone to making bad choices. Horrible things are said and done because the bitter continue to fight. How can such a monstrous event ever truly be over? And how can those left behind truly regain their lives
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/27/07 Title: Chapter 16: The Not-Quite Family Reunion

Yay, another chapter, and it's very good too. :) Poor Cassie, I hope Frank can trust her again, she didn't do anything to him.

A nitpick: “You’re mum is right; you really don’t seem like youself,” Bella told her.

It should be "your", not "you're". Otherwise, excellent! :D

Author's Response: Thanks for the review, Anna. I\'m glad you enjoyed the chapter. Thanks for pointing out the error.



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 09/03/07 Title: Chapter 31: Reconnect

So, I just read all the chapters I'd missed. Sorry for not leaving individual reviews on the chapters, but I'll try to make this one longer to make up for it. :)

Wow. Where to start? I'm glad to know that Bella got through her time in Azkaban all right, and it's nice that she's got her magic back. I personally don't think *I* would've gone through with that; Bellatrix is braver than I've given her credit for.

I like how you've brought Susan Bones into this fic. I've always liked her, and you've characterized her really well: she's got a definite sense of justice, and she's hard but sweet. The potential romance between her and Draco is interesting -- I'm not sure how you're going to make it work between them, they seem very different to me. But then again opposites attract, right? ;) Teehee.

And . . . I have to bring it up . . . Bellatrix's remorse in the part where she was talking to Susan. I really can't see her regretting some of the things that she's done. Sirius' death can be wavered, seeing as she didn't cast Avada Kedavra, but in canon Bella does genuinely seem to *like* causing pain to others. It just seems odd that she regrets torturing the Longbottoms and the others, this just seems to really go against what we know about her. I can see in this story that she has changed, and I could see her *possibly* regretting those things now. I just have a hard time thinking that she never wanted to torture the Longbottoms in the first place.

Overall though I'm still really enjoying this story, it's really interesting to see how all these characters have changed due to circumstances and time. :)

Author's Response: *hugs Anna* Thanks for the review. :D

*hugs Bella* Yes, she went through with the procedure. Prior to her time as Harry\'s slave, Bella was very proud and independent. She would like to get some of that back. She doesn\'t like having to depend on the Lupins and never being able to give them anything in return. She grew up knowing nothing but magic, and simply has no idea how to function like a normal person without it. She knows that it is the only way that she can be the person she wants to be, and the only way she can began to repay the Lupins. Bella has been through painful situations many times in her life, and assumed this would be no different.

Susan is fun to write in this fic. She has a tad more common sense than the rest of the characters so she\'s a nice contrast. As for her and Draco, they\'re budding relationship is really secondary in the story. It is known that they seem to be bonding, but whether it works out or not will not be revealed.

And Bella\'s remorse. I actually discussed this with Will on AIM. And I have to admitt, I didn\'t give the Longbottom scenerio a lot of thought as I wrote it. I don\'t know if you have ever heard my rants about that night, but I have trouble beleiving it happened the way it was portrayed. So I may not have handled it overly well because to include me theories in this story would have been needlessly complicated.

Anyway, as for Bella\'s remorse, she genuinly regrets what she did looking back on it. How much she regretted it at the time, is debateable. Remember that what she says may not be what she\'s thinking. Bella is not a bad person in this story, but she is not an idiot. She wants to be free. She wants to go home to her family. She may well decide to slightly hide some of her previous motivations. There is no need to make herself look any worse than necessary.

Anyway, thanks again for the lovely review, and I\'m glad you\'re still enjoying the story. *hugs again*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 09/11/07 Title: Chapter 35: Happily Ever After

Okay, I have started the past two reviews with 'aww' and was determined not to do so again, but -- but -- AWW!! ^.^ I'm amazed that you could start with such a miserable setting for all these characters and make it into such a nice one, without causing the story to be unbelievable.

My favorite part of this chapter was definitely Bellatrix's dance with Harry. It was just so perfect, and great. These two people have both done horrid things to each other, and yet are both able to move beyond their past and -- though they won't forget -- they'll forgive. And that's just such an amazing and wonderful thing.

Definitely one of the better fan-fics I've read in a long time, and it's really a darn shame you can't be nominated for a QSQ. :D *applauds* Greatgreatgreat job, Elle.

Author's Response: Well, happy endings aren\'t really my specialty. Normally, my characters are worse off at the end, but I really felt they deserved to happy in this one. I couldn\'t bear to torture them anymore.

I enjoyed writing the dance, actually. It was a little weird to throw them together after all that has happened, but it had to be done. Their lives were going to collide regardless. And I really think at this point, they would be able to forgive. For once, my characters learned something. I\'m so proud of them. *hugs Bella and Harry*

And thanks so much for another lovely review. Also, thanks for sticking with this story all the way to the end, reviewing all the way. It really means a lot. *hugs Anna*



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/10/07 Title: Chapter 14: A Visit to the Ministry

Another great chappie! Poor Narcissa, getting attacked like that. At least Draco got the pardon though, he deserves something good. . .

I have one nit-pick, right here:

“What is your purpose here?” he demanded, after ceasing their wands.

It should be seizing their wands. ;D Other than that, excellent work!

Author's Response: Thanks for the review, Anna. Yes, Narcissa had a rough day, but it was all worth it in the end. :D

Thanks for pointing out the error. I have fixed it. :D



When You Wish... by NikkiSue

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 7 Reviews
Summary: Neville and Ron are discussing their frustrations about their friends who can't seem to get along. He meets a new friend who practices a different kind of magic. His world gets turned upside down after he utters the words, "I wish..."


Will Neville embrace this new environment or long for the more familiar times?





This is my submission for the Spring Challenge under the "What You Wish For" prompt. I am known as NikkiSue and I belong to the house of Slytherin.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 04/12/07 Title: Chapter 1: Mind Your Wishes!

Aw, that was cute! I liked it. Neville's characterization was really good, and it seemed like something he would wish for. Clever how you came up with the name Teutonians too. :) Good luck in the challenge!

Author's Response: Ahh, Anna... Thank you. I was worried about trying to write something with Neville as the main character because it was new territory and I will be honest when I say that I have not done a WHOLE lot of research on him prior to this. *breathes sigh of relief* I\'m glad you enjoyed it. *huggles* Nicole



The E-Journal of an Evil Janitor by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 256 Reviews
Summary: It's the sequel to "The Dark Lord's Blog," guys! (And girls... and, I don't know, gender-neutral people and centaurs and walruses and parameciums and shrubs and stuff.)

Several months have passed since Filch came into possession of Voldemort's magical powers, and he has taken over Hogwarts.

With Filch serving as The Dark Lord Snoogerblossom, the position of Hogwarts caretaker/janitor is open. Seeing as Voldemort wants his magical powers back, he and his extremely attractive new sidekick, Mungo Phelps, go undercover at Hogwarts, with Mungo posing as a transfer student and Voldemort posing as the new janitor. Wacky high-jinks ensue.

Join Voldemort as he tries to get back his magic, kill Harry Potter, steal Gryffindor's sword to make a shiny new Horcrux, romance Minerva McGonagall, discover Sirius's secret to becoming a chick magnet, and swallow a teaspoon of his pride to mop up spills the Muggle way and wear an unflattering uniform! WARNING: Extremely silly and very out-of-character.

If you haven't read "The Dark Lord's Blog," well, what are you doing? GO READ IT NOW! Just click on my author name and you'll be directed to my chaotic author page, which lists all my wacky stories.

This is on hiatus, dudes. Ooh! But it was twice nominated by nice (and insane) people for the Best Humour Fic award in the Quicksilver Quills thingy!

Also, some wonderful loony nominated Mungo Phelps for Best Male OC, making him if possible even more conceited! (No one had the heart to tell Mungo that he was designed as an example of a terrible OC.)


EXCITING NEWS! "The E-Journal of an Evil Janitor" is now continued as a Twitter blog! Go to Twitter dot com and find thedarklord666. Voldy's waiting!
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 04/22/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Not A Loyal Slave In The World

*SQUEE* It's the sequel! I was honestly a little worried that it wouldn't be quite as good as the original...no worries anymore, teehee. ^.^ Awesome chappie!

Author's Response: Hehee, thanks! I\'m glad you liked it. I submitted Chapter 2 quite awhile ago, but it still hasn\'t been submitted.



The Pied Piper of the Black Forest by butter_beer_drinker

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 71 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. -G. K. Chesterton

Can the hero slay the "dragon" that hunts his little girl and haunts his nightmares?

This is submitted for my final assignment in Professor Talons DADA: An Introduction to Dark Arts class.

I am proudly saluting you with the sword of Godrick Gryffindor.

A small warning, this story terrified me (and my beta) and made me cry. Read it with caution but please read it.


Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/10/08 Title: Chapter 1: The Nightmare that Follows

Oh. That was excruciating to read. Not excruciating as in I didn't enjoy it, just excruciating in I felt so much emotion while reading . . . I definitely see why this story is featured. It's amazing. Your writing style -- the descriptions are just so vivid, without being overdone. A beautiful mix of horror, suspense, and tragedy. Great job.

Author's Response: I understand, I wrote it and I still have to read it as fast as I can to get to the end. (Like I need to see what happens even though I already know.)



All He Ever Had by Sly Severus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: With his freedom gone, once again. Rodolphus is left to contemplate his life and his mistakes.



An entry for the Spring Challenge for the Different View Point prompt by Sly Severus of Slytherin.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/23/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aw. . .poor Rodolphus. I really liked how you showed him reflecting over what Bellatrix had become, and how he would still always love her. It was really sweet, and I thought it was a nice one-shot. Great job! :)

Author's Response: Thanks, Anna. I\'m glad you enjoyed it. *huggles*



Thin Lines by Ron x Hermione

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 27 Reviews
Summary: “If you defy it, though, I will be gone by tonight.”

There is a thin line between teacher and student. In Severus Snape’s case, this line is extremely thin.

He has been watching a certain young girl take the body of a woman for many years, yet he has never professed his true feelings before now. But when he finally comes out with the truth, the girl defies him. He is not able to take this, and has told her he will have to depart Hogwarts forever, ultimately switching to the Dark Side, or worse.

But does this girl- woman- have feelings for him? And if she does, will she be able to stop him from leaving in time?
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/18/07 Title: Chapter 1: Thin Lines

Woah, that was. . .depressing. >.> It was odd how Severus was ready to throw everything away for a teenage girl -- his entire life even, just because he couldn't have her. I think he puts a higher price on his own head than that, and even if he didn't he would want to continue fighting against (or for, if you think he's evil) Voldemort, and would not dispose of himself like that. . .I just can't see him commiting suicide, at least not like this.

However, it worked well for the story, which was very emotional and nice. So I would still say it was a great story, good job! :)

Author's Response: Thanks so much! Oh, and I\'m so glad that you bring up that point, because right as soon as this was validated, I realised that I would have wanted to have added a bit more on the upcoming war, but I didn\'t. So, I think that another HG/SS fiction should be in order. :) Not anytime soon, though, because I have about five other things that need to get written yet. *sighs* Thansk so much for your review, and I\'m glad you liked it! ~Lindsey :)



Lunar Eclipse by Gin_Drinka

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 23 Reviews
Summary: “Death is just a shadow I’m hiding behind.”

The war is over and the world has moved on, because Hermione Granger can no longer.

“I wish you were still with me…I wish you’d never left my side…”

On one clear, moonless night, Ron gets his wish granted. But at a very high price…the world isn’t the same without her sacrifice.

Written by Gin_Drinka of Hufflepuff House for the What You Wish for Promp in the Spring Challenge.

A Runner-up in the Spring Challenge!
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 05/28/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Yay, it made it through! This is such a lovely story. I really don't have much more to say other than what I already said when I beta'd it, just wanted to pop in. Good luck in the challenge! :D

Author's Response: Thanks! For the nice review and the great betaing! Good luck to you, too!



Realizations by Sly Severus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Attempting to complete an assignment for the Dark Lord, Bellatrix finds herself trapped in the Department of Mysteries. She is confronted with many obstacles and some ghosts from the past. However, she leaves feeling more sure of herself and her decisions than she ever has before.





An entry for Gauntlet 4 by Sly Severus of Slytherin.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 05/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oooh, what a great take on the Gauntlet! I really liked how you handled all these prompts. I especially liked the part with Sirius, although the action was written really well too.

Now, while it was a lovely ending, I still have a hard time seeing Bellatrix turn away from the Dark Lord. I think she is too devoted to do something like that. While she may not totally worship him, leaving him seems to contradict with what we know about her. But, you handled the ending very well regardless. :P Great job Elle, and good luck in the challenge!!

Author's Response: *huggles Anna* Thanks for the review. I\'m glad the part with Sirius is going over so well. It\'s my favorite part of the story.

*giggles* As for Bella turning away from the Dark Lord, we\'ve had this argument before. I know she seems insanely devoted in canon, I just can\'t believe it. She has to have more sense than that!

Anyway, thanks again for the review. *more huggles*



A Labyrinth of the Mind by dumbledorefluertwins

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: Harry has a task to do in the Department of Mysteries. But, curiosity gets the better of him, and he wanders off...



A Gauntlet submission from apollo13 of Slytherin house. :D
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 05/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice job, Evie! I really liked this take on the Gauntlet. Interesting sub-plot on the family that could have been, I liked how you fit that in there. I also thought it was funny how Harry was able to just ask the key to come down, and it came. How cleverly simple. ;) Great fic, good luck in the challenge!

Author's Response: Thank you so much!! It\'s so nice that we all support each other like this!! ~Evie



Unquenchable by fawkes_07

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 11 Reviews
Summary: Fawkes the Phoenix is sent on an errand. Written for the Gauntlet challenge #4.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 05/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oooh, what an unique take on the Gauntlet prompts. I'm very impressed that you managed to do this through a Fawkes' PoV, and I really liked how you fit it into HBP. Lovely job, good luck in the challenge!

Author's Response: Thanks!



The Battle for the Prophecy at the Department of Mysteries by cmwinters

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Severus Snape is sent on a challenge by the Dark Lord to retrieve a prophecy from the Department of Mysteries. What follows is a series of challenges.



Written for the Gauntlet Round 4 and submitted by CMWinters of Slytherin House



Many thanks to my guide, FanficWriterNikki, and my substitute guide while Nikki was on vacation, _Crazy_Purple_HP_Freak_. and MithrilQuill for conducting it.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 05/27/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Maze

I really liked this, you have a very good characterization of Severus. So you think that there was a prophecy about him? Interesting, I've never thought of that, and now I'm wondering what it's about...well, good luck in the challenge! :)

Author's Response: It wasn\'t my idea originally, but yes, a friend of mine has the idea that there was a prophecy about Snape, although at the time the Gauntlet was under way, my notes had been lost and we hadn\'t reconstructed it yet. Thanks for the review!



Cherry Blossom by Insecurity

Rated: Professors • 5 Reviews
Summary: I was trying to get to sleep the other night, but I was really angry with love and romance and formal occasions that endorse love and romance. This scenario came to me quite suddenly, and I had to write it out. Bellatrix and Rodolphus became my pawns and I have managed to turn what was originally about me and my frequant angsty moods into a May challenge entry. Sorry this is late and unbeta’d.









This is an entry into the May one-shot challenge. Both Bellatrix and I are Ravenclaws.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/23/07 Title: Chapter 1: Yet Another One-Shot

That was really great. I loved how you moved Bellatrix into Ravenclaw, and yet showed how the House, in the end, didn't really matter: in essence she was still quite the same. I also enjoyed her interaction with Rodolphus; this is a really interesting idea of how they meet. Excellent job! :)



Happily Ever After by laurskii

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 11 Reviews
Summary: In the midst of the woods, a clearing is visible, occupied by a small, secluded cottage, covered in the glistening snow. A wrought iron fence encloses the frostbitten garden, but in the back, the gate has been left open. A single line of footprints mark a path from the back of the house, through this gate, and towards an ice-covered trio of headstones.

Here, a trembling man kneels, his head in his hands...
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/14/07 Title: Chapter 1: Happily Ever After

Oh Laur, that was amazing! I truly could not tell you were writing about Dumbledore until the Grindewald line. What an interesting back-story you developed for the man, it seemed like a very plausable history. Wonderful job! :D

Author's Response: Thanks Anna! I\'m glad you liked it; I thought it was plausible as well, especially considering DD\'s pleading lines in the cave when they go after the locket. I always imagined that came from bad dreams he must\'ve had with his daughter, son, and wife being tortured. ANYWAY... Thanks for reviewing!



Epitaph by half_breed_ww

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: People may die, but sorrow may live forever.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/13/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh. . .so sad. Poor Hermione. Lovely images, you are very talented in your descriptions of both scenery and feelings. Great job! :)

Author's Response: thank you so much! I\'m glad you liked it.



Worthless by crazy_purple_hp_freak

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 6 Reviews
Summary: A young Draco Malfoy learns that he must pay a hefty price for curiosity.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/14/07 Title: Chapter 1: Worthless

Oooh, lovely fic, Suzie! :D I liked how you showed how Draco was influenced in his childhood to act the way he is now, how everything just came full circle in the reader's face. The piece was short, but it was to the point, and what a great point you made.

I do have to say that I don't think Lucius is abusive though. He's shown no tendencies to be physically cruel to his family, and *personally* I don't think he is. So I didn't really like the part where he hit Draco. Otherwise his characterization was impeccable. Lovely job! :)

Author's Response: Thank you Anna! Sorry for not replying… I personally don’t agree with Lucius being abusive either, I guess the story just turned out that way. I actually think that he’s very proud of his family line, and very much wants to further it, but would never actually hit out at his family. He’d get pretty mad maybe …

Thanks for reviewing hon!! <3



His Poison by Ron x Hermione

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: Narcissa Malfoy and Peter Pettigrew meet up in an old hiding place to allow Narcissa to escape the terrors her husband, Lucius, releases on her. He's like poison to her, and all she's doing is withering under his control. They soon find that they have more in common than they may think, Peter and Narcissa. But when Lucius finds out about the affair even though he doesn't care about Narcissa how he should, he becomes more jealous than anyone could ever imagine. Darkness will follow.

This was written for Snape’s Talon’s Defense Against the Dark Arts class (First Years). Also, for a one shot in NEWT Level Romance.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 07/24/07 Title: Chapter 1: His Poison

*whimpers* Lucius! How could you!

This was a very well-written story, very brutal and great. However, I just can't see Lucius ever doing those things to his wife. He and Narcissa may not exactly love each other, but I've always thought they had at least a fairly respecting and caring relationship. But, for purposes of the story it worked, so excellent job. :)

Author's Response: Aw, I\'m sorry you didn\'t like it that much! I\'ve just always seen the Malfoys as kind of a brutal family, so that\'s kind of what I tried to incorporate. Thanks! ~Lindsey :)



A Warning Unheeded by Phia Phoenix

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: Have you ever wondered about the history of the Gaunts? Or about Sybill Trelawney's great-grandmother Cassandra? Or that, possibly, the two families were once interlinked? No, I thought not.

But they were.

And though the story has been lost in the mists of time, one Seer's voice can still be heard, for those who choose to listen, as she tells of the beginning of the evil, and a warning unheeded.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 07/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

:D I was so excited to see that little 1 by your author name this morning! Great job, Sophia. I really have nothing more to say than what I've already said while betaing, just that I'm so glad your story got accepted. :) *huggles*

Author's Response: Thanks! I just looked at the date and kinda yelped, I\'ve got to submit a few more stories before the DH! So expect to hear from me soon! Love Sophia