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.
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*
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 :)
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!
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*
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
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!
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!
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! :)
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!
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.
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
*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 :)
: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
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.
Oh my gosh, that was a beautiful Sevy poem! Lovely job!
*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.
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*
*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!
*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
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.