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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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To Make Stone Blush by coppercurls

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 81 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Selina, a third year Slytherin wakes up one day to discover she is bleeding. Convinced death is imminant, there is only one person she can talk to- her Head of House, Professor Snape.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 07/06/07 Title: Chapter 1: To Make Stone Blush

Oh my Salazar, I remember when this was being discussed on the forums! :D I adored this story; it was so cute and awkward. Severus explaining the facts of life. . .priceless.

One tiny nit-pick: Suddenly, clasping a hand over hear mouth, Selina realized to her horror she had spoken her thoughts aloud.

This should be clasping a hand over her mouth. Otherwise, loved it, excellent job! :)


Author's Response: Thanks! I based this fic off ideas from that discussion, so I\'m glad to know I got the basic idea right! And I appreciate the nitpick, I\'ll try to get on that as soon as I can.



Not a Bang but a Whisper by Magical Maeve

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 13 Reviews
Summary: A short poem concerning Professor Snape.

DH Spoilers contained within.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh my gosh, that was a beautiful Sevy poem! Lovely job!



A Proper Goodbye by Sly Severus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 65 Reviews
Summary: The war has ended, but there is one more thing that Harry must do before he can be at peace.



Takes place directly after the last chapter of DH.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/05/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

*sniffles* I'm not going to cry, I'm not going to cry . . .

Wow. I just absolutely loved this. It's nice to think that Harry went back to Severus' body afterwards and finally had some closure with him. A very sweet piece. Amazing job, Elle. I just have one nit-pick:

And all I can do is hope your afterlife is more peaceful and rewording than the one you lived here.

I think it should be rewarding, not rewording. :)

Author's Response: Rewording...shakes head

Thanks for the review. I\'m glad you liked it. I think it was important for both Harry and Draco to have some closure with Severus, although I don\'t think this was the way they were meant to get it. Poor Sevy should have lived.



No Longer Home by Sly Severus

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 4 Reviews
Summary: Lucius Malfoy is about to go on trial for his crimes as a Death Eater. There is only one person he trusts to represent him. Will she be able to put aside her emotions and help a man who was once a large part of her life?

An entry for the August Challenge by Sly Severus of Slytherin for participation points only.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/15/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aha, it's his sister. I figured Chrissy had to be either his mom or sibling when you mentioned the blonde hair. ;)

Anyway, this was really good. I liked how Chrissy interogated Harry, and convinced the council that Lucius was not guilty based on that he had already suffered.

Although, I do find it hard to believe that Lucius never murdered a single person as a Death Eater. Was he really being honest there? :s But nice work anyhow.

Author's Response: The blonde hair is a bit of a give-away I suppose, but I couldn\'t make her a redhead!

And that was about the only reason I could come up with for him being released. I really wracked my poor little brain trying to think of something more fitting. But I\'m glad to hear it\'s going over all right.

And yes, he was lying. I assume he has murdered before. But since no one could prove it, he could easily lie.

Thanks for another lovely review! *huggles*



Merlyn's Story by Phia Phoenix

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: History is full of people who have gone uncredited- or it would be. Merlyn, a notorious trickster in her sixth year at Hogwarts, belongs to this category.
This is the story of that fateful night in the Astronomy Tower, seen through the eyes of a young Hufflepuff witch, for whom the world will never seem the same.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/30/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

*squeeeeee*

*loves*

*is so happy for you that this finally got through*

*flees before Phia hits her for this pointless review* :D

Author's Response: Hit you? Hit YOU? Never! Thanks for leaving that review, gave me warm fuzzies. I love being able to rely on getting at least one review for my fics!



The Night of Change by Phia Phoenix

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: We all know what happened on the terrible night of the battle in the Astronomy Tower, the night Albus Dumbledore died, the night of change.

Or do we?

One person has yet to tell their story.

This is a one-shot written before DH, but just to be sure I've called it an AU fic.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 09/11/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

*dances* Yes, it's up! I really did love this fic, you did such a great job characterizing Sevy. And even though the last few lines are very AU and out-there, it certainly makes the story unique. :D

Author's Response: Thankyou so much! Now, next mission: Who Knew! I think I may just do what you did with LoaA and make it AU. But, I should let you know that I have a Challenge submission that needs beta\'ing! And a Romeo/Juliet bunny hopping around! No rest for you, my dear! Love Phia



With You by bluemoon13

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 37 Reviews
Summary: It was insane. It was stupid. But he had to do it. Severus Snape knew he would never be able to live without knowing.

It all came down to her.

Lily.


Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 09/15/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aww, poor Severus. I really enjoyed this, and I'm not even that much of a fan of Severus/Lily. It was so short, yet you packed so much raw emotion into it. Great job.



An Unexpected Ray of Sunlight by Phia Phoenix

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews
Summary: Originally entered into the 2007 Autumn Challenge, prompt New Beginnings.

The boy Remus passes his days in a haze of pain and self-hate, loneliness and terror, with books as his only escape. It is the same every month, and he has lost hope that the cycle will ever end. But then there comes the unexpected ray of sunlight to pierce the haze, and make him human once more.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 11/05/07 Title: Chapter 3: An Unexpected Lesson

*squee* Okay, so I'm a little late getting here, but, I did make it eventually!

Anyway, you already know how much I love you and your story, so I won't repeat myself there. I just wanted to say good luck again in the contest, and I'm so happy that you got the three chapters in on time. :D

*huggles*

Author's Response: Thanks Anna! Thankyou for everything you did, I wouldn\'t have had a chance of even getting the chapters accepted if it wasn\'t for you. As it is, I can say without having an inflated head that I think I just about hold my own in this category! Wouldn\'t a third place be nice...



Dear Man-Journal... by wewillmissyou

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 15 Reviews
Summary: Dear Diary….



No, only girls keep diaries. Sirius and James would murder me if they found out.



Journal?



Nah, that's rubbish, too.



Man-diary?



Don't be such a pansy, Peter. Man-diary? You must want to be mocked out of this century.



Man-journal, then?



Well, that's not so bad. It could be a temporary title, anyway.



Peter Pettigrew's mother wants him to let out his feelings in a "diary". Here is the first (and last) entry of his man-journal.



Many thanks goes to ix3thehpseries and Mistletoe for being faboulous and helpful betas!
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 04/10/08 Title: Chapter 1: December 4

Your summary drew me in immediately. Man journal. I love it. XD That's a name of pure gold, right there, it's just brilliant. I really enjoyed seeing Peter writing about that, it was entertaining.

But what I liked even more about this fic was how you started with such an amusing premise and turned it into something so much more serious. Even the secrets started out being amusing, but as he continued writing about each of the secrets, we saw how much pain and bitterness there was in this boy.

Great job conveying both humor and darkness into such a short fic, I really enjoyed it. So, in conclusion, nice fic -- oh, and Happy Birthday! :D



Hot Roast Chestnuts by dumbledorefluertwins

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 31 Reviews
Summary: It is a snowy Christmas Eve. An old man sits by the fireplace and eats roast chestnuts, not knowing that a woman, whom he has not seen for years, will make one last appearance.

A simple tale of Christmas, by Apollo13 of Slytherin House, for the Winter Tales contest.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 12/15/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aww, Evie, that was lovely! I never would have predicted that the person who comes to call is someone who will take the 'old man' onto the next life. Beautiful job, and good luck in the challenge! :D

Author's Response: Thank you Anna!! :D



Molded by HorcruxHunter14

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 5 Reviews
Summary: Tonks prepares for the Battle of Hogwarts, knowing not only the dangers she faces, but that she has been molded not to fight.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 01/10/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

:D

Love it. Wonderful words, wonderful flow, everything. Great job.

Author's Response: Glad you like it, thanks for the review!



Angela by Phia Phoenix

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 9 Reviews
Summary: Written around the lyrics to Angela by Missy Higgins, this one-shot explores a few "what if" questions: what if the places were reversed and it was Lily whose feelings for James were unrequited, what if Sirius had a sister and what if she happened to be Hogwart's very own Mean Girl? Well, if you feel like some light reading, try this story!
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 02/05/08 Title: Chapter 1: Angela

Yes! Angela made it through the queue! :D

*does happy dance*

*huggles Phia*

Author's Response: Yay! *Joins in happy dance* *huggles Anna back* *is ashamed at the number of asterisks* thankyou for everything, Anna!



The Life and Lies of Aberforth Dumbledore by The Dog Star

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 7 Reviews
Summary: You've heard of my brother, right? Stupid question, of course you've heard of my brother. The wonderfully famous, famously wonderful Albus Dumbledore. The bright one of the family. He got the brains my sister got the looks, and I got... drumroll here... I got the job of feeding the goats. Yeah, I know, I felt like that too. Bit of a bummer isn't it?
But, for once, this is my chance to tell my story, so shove off, and let me do my own thing. Ta.

Note: Mental disorders is just my little sister's condition, so don't let that put you off reading it. If it does, read it anyway. Tough.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 10/18/08 Title: Chapter 1: Envy

I love your potrayal of a young Aberforth. It's very similar to the older man he grows to be while still retaining some younger qualities. That can be very hard to do, but you're pulling it off fabulously so far. I love how he writes. "As thin as . . . a really thin thing." That is my new favorite similie. =] Anyway, I'll be watching for a new chapter!

Author's Response: Thank you! Updates soon hopefully!



Of Sisters, Socks, and Sorrow by FenrirG

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 25 Reviews
Summary: Albus Dumbledore really did see socks when he looked into the Mirror of Erised. And this is the reason why.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 10/18/08 Title: Chapter 1: Of Sisters, Socks, and Sorrow

Aww. Heart-breaking and beautiful. I've always thought that Dumbledore really sees socks in the mirror too, and that there was a deeper meaning behind it. In my opinion, he doesn't ever lie directly to Harry.

And the idea behind the socks that you showed in this fic . . . it fit as well as . . . well, it fit as well as a pair of cozy, uneven wool socks. =] Great job.



Our Legacy by FaunaCaritas

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 8 Reviews
Summary:
When I look back, our four lives seem to me like meteors in a black velvet sky. We changed so much, we left a lasting inheritance, but in the end we vanished in a blaze of light.


Rowena, Helga, Godric, and Salazar:
Britain's most gifted youth.
Their fortunes twisted together,
like the paths of the stars.

Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 10/18/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Oh, that was beautiful. I don't read a lot of founder-era stories on the whole, but I truly enjoyed yours. I liked your ideas on where the four came from . . . it was a little different than what I usually see, but still believable. And I loved that Helga owned a pub -- it's absolutely perfect. =]

Having Salazar leave Hogwarts not only because of the Muggleborns coming to the school, but because Rowena was a Muggleborn, was an idea I'd never seen before. I'm not sure if I agree with it -- I'd imagined all the founders being pureblood . . . but evem if Rowena was a Muggleborn, then I would think (or at least hope) that by the time she and Salazar are wed and have a child, he would love her for who she was already. Still, it's definitely an interesting thought.

Another aspect I thought was unique -- and this one I also liked a good deal -- was how afraid they were to talk of the fact that they had magic powers freely. It makes so much sense, when I think about it, what with all the witch persecution going on in that time, but I'd never thought of it before!

One slight nit-pick -- watch your then/thans. I can't remember specific places now, but there were several spots that you used a 'then' instead of a 'than'. Otherwise, I really liked the fic --nice work! :D

Author's Response: Thank you. You obviously read carefully and I am super-happy you enjoyed it. :) And yes-- you caught my chronic mistake: then vs. than. I always say 'then'... always. Awful habit. Everyone from my mother to my chemistry teacher has tried to cure me of it. All to no avail. Sigh. I'll have to remember to tell my betas to look for that in particular! *squishes* ~Fauna



An Artificial Ghost Story by HorcruxHunter14

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 3 Reviews
Summary: A ghost recalls the story of his three most memorable victims.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/10/08 Title: Chapter 1: An Artificial Ghost Story

Hmm. Interesting story, love. To be honest, I'm not really sure what to think of this fic. Your writing style was, as always, brilliant. You bring such tone and life to all your stories, it's great. But the actual premise behind this one was hard for me to reall . . . get into.

I gathered that the family was Salazar and Rowena, along with little Helena. That's who it seemed to be at least, with all the comments about the school and such. It was a little strange, having their story told from the point of view of an anonymous ghost. I mean, I know that the ghost kept pointing the blame to himself, that he was the reason this little family fell apart -- but it didn't seem like the ghost did any demolishing or destroying. The family seemed like it collapsed on its own; Rowena and Salazar were arguing because they disagreed, not because of what the ghost did. The ghost was just there. Or was that your intent? To have this narrator who blames himself, yet in reality he couldn't be more separated from the problems? What I'm trying to say is that all the pieces of your story didn't seem to fit together. You had this ghost, and then you had this family, and I didn't see how they were really 'linked' apart from the fact that the ghost was 'observing'.

Well, you have definitely given me something to think about. Thanks for a nice read, even if I don't think I entirely "grasped" the fic, haha.

Author's Response: The family was Salazar and Rowena and Helena. As for how the ghost fits in...remember how in the poetry I showed you a while ago, some of the poems personified time, in a way? Well, I sort of imagined the ghost being time...in some weird, more personified form *knows this isn\'t making any sense*. And when I said that he made it harder for Salazar to build the castle, I used that as a way to start a series of event (caused by his stress about finishing the castle) that led to his leaving his family. Even though the ideas about blood was the main reason according to canon, I imagined that that also happened after these events caused by the ghost took place. So although a lot of what the ghost did was observe the family, he had also led to parent\'s divorce.\r\n\r\nAnywho, thanks for the review! I don\'t know how much sense this makes, so let me know if you want more clarification :).



The Boy in Row Three by ink_daughter

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 18 Reviews
Summary: A child in Harry's class at primary school ponders why he seems so withdrawn.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 06/10/08 Title: Chapter 1: Click Here

Good.

No, I'm not going to end my review at that. :P I did enjoy this though. The rhyme scheme was simple, but sweet; it definitely seemed like it was written from a young child's perspective. There isn't a lot of fan-fic about Harry while he was in Muggle school, and this was a nice glimpse into his younger years. Thanks for a nice read. :)

Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it!



Don't Apologise by cassie123

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 19 Reviews
Summary:
Andromeda Black wants desperately to take control of her life, but she has never been given the motivation to do so... until now.

‘You won’t have to marry him,’ Ted said surely. ‘Not after this, I can’t let it happen. If it comes down to it, I’ll marry you before he gets the chance.’

Note: the non-consensual sex warning is for a minor part and the act is prevented.
Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 09/08/08 Title: Chapter 1: Don't Apologise

Aww. That was sweet. And I'm not a Ted/Andromeda fan at all, really, but this was a nice story. Short and sweet. I happen to sort of like Rabastan for my own strange reasons . . . but your characterization of him here was definitely plausible. Anyhow, nice work. :)

Author's Response: Thanks so much :) I quite like Rabastan as a character, but not so much as a person. I've always pictured him as someone that would be very creepy! I'm writing a follow up to this story at the moment, too. Thanks for reading and leaving a review. ~ Cassie



To His Muse: A Wizarding Tale of a Desperate Housewife by mrsmcclnt, Viv

Rated: Professors • 27 Reviews
Summary:

From Chapter 3 : Foolishness

Arthur sighed deeply. He released Molly then slowly rubbed his eyes. Without looking at her, he said: “You may not know this, but from the moment I met you, I knew I wanted to spend my life with you. I may not be the most handsome man with the brightest smile, or a rich lord who can give you the most beautiful gifts, but I would give my life for you if I had to. I love you, Molly, more than anything, more than anyone; but if it’s him you want, I guess there’s nothing I can do.”


It started as a simple research for his new book and another opportunity to increase his fortune. Never would he have believed to fall in love on the way. She was so different from other women he knew, so true. He couldn’t just let her disappear from his life. He had to be with her. No matter what.




A Gauntlet 6 submission

For Slytherin House

Team: Viv (Molly Weasley) & Mrsmcclnt (Gilderoy Lockhart)


Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/26/08 Title: Chapter 3: Foolishness

Aww . . . now you're starting to make me just as confused as Molly. I don't know what to think.

Wait . . . what am I saying? This is Lockhart, fraud extraordinare, who only cares about his hair and his pictures . . . I don't care what happens to him . . . *sigh* Oh, but you're making him so human. This is frustrating. I guess the only solution is to keep reading, eh? :)



Reviewer: Hermione_Rocks Signed
Date: 08/26/08 Title: Chapter 4: Runaway Lovers

Hmm . . . I don't know . . . would Molly really leave everything behind just to be with Lockhart? Putting aside my personal Arthur/Molly bias, I don't really think that she would be able to leave her family. Like she said to Gilderoy, she's bounded and obligated to them. I can't see her up and leaving . . . then again, there was that mysterious letter at the end of this chapter, so perhaps all my ramblings here are pointless (wouldn't be the first time!). :P

In any case, this was a beautiful chapter. Poor Gilderoy, completely blighted by love. Poor Arthur, who loves his wife but also just wants her to be happy . . .