I am woomama, aka Tina. I am 38 years old, mother of 2 wonderful children ages 10 & 8. I love reading and have always wanted to be a writer. Usually I read Fantasy/SciFi books. I have been a part of the SCA (ask me). Castles, Dragons, Knights and Damsels in distress have always been my passion. However Harry Potter has become my obsession. Finding Mugglenet and most especially FanFiction has been a dream come true. I am having entirely too much fun. It has brought alot of joy into my life at a time of great stress and unhappiness. It is giving me a chance to hone my writing skills and has gotten me taking notes, once again, for my own novel that I plan to write someday. I am also meeting alot of very wonderful people from all over the world.
As for my story, I am having alot of fun writing it. I am not really even sure where it is going but I have lots of ideas.
Special Thanks go out to Skulblaka and Professor_Lupin_Lover, and now Insecurity, my wonderful Beta's. Without them I am sure that I would never get anything approved.
Back to the fun. Enjoy. And if you do read, please review. Not all writers write solely for themselves, I think some of us need to know that we are making others happy too.
Loved it! At first I thought I had read this before on another site. The get together at the Burrow is what had registered in my mind as familiar, but that could just be because it was a large outdoor get together at the Burrow. I can't wait to find out what Ron was thinking when he decided to dose Hermione with Veritaserum without her knowledge.
Author's Response: Thank you, woomama! Poor Ron just didn\'t think things through all the way. Ahhh, well. ~Ginny
Ok, while reading this only one thing kept popping up in my brain, and that is: Gosh he is so very in character! Aside from all the "maybe this wouldn't be so bad" thoughts, every line you have for Severus just oozes his snarky, self-important, oh-so-much-more-intelligent-than-you attitued. I really felt myself wondering what his intentions were, which is a testament to your writing skill.
Hermione stood her ground. “If you think for a moment that I’m going to go to bed with you, Severus Snape, then you have another thing coming!” she asserted. “I may be pissed, but I am not that far gone to not be able to make a rational decision.”
I totally thought that the above line was where this fic was going to turn predictibly towards the ridiculous that alot of authors would use to get directly to the lemons. But you totally reeled me in instead.
Hermione's actions based on being under the influence of not only Veritiserum, but the House-Elf wine as well, seem to be to be completely in accordance with how I would see her react as well. I must admit, in my total obsession with all things SS/HG, I was hoping she was going to be stuck under the influence for awhile. Nothing like a bit of forced honesty to "brew" a relationship on.
Well suffice it to say that you have made me so inclined to stay and read your chapter, and also leave a review immediately that my children are now going to be late for school. I have decided that you are officially one of my new favorite authors.
Keep it up, and oh, do you happen to have another chapter ready to go? I really am not all that patient. :)
Author's Response: Thank you, woomama! Your comments are so thoughtful, I really appreciate you taking the time to do so. (Even if it did make your kids late to school... I\'ve been guilty of that before, lol!) Erm... no this is not going to jump into smut fic. I really try to keep a natural flow with my stories. (Try doesn\'t mean that I always succeed, but the attempt is there.)
As far as Hermione being under the influence longer... I considered it, but felt that the story needed to progress further. They\'ll have more interaction.
As far as chapters, I have 5 written and am working on the 6th... I\'ll post soon, I promise. :) Thanks again! ~Ginny
I really hate not being able to edit reviews. I was even so appalled at my one typo "attitude not attitued" that I tried to delete my review and start over. Oh well. xoxoxoxoxo
Author's Response: LOL! I hate that too... and I seem to make mistakes all of the time. (There is one site where I know that the site owner wrote the code in to be able to edit them... at The Petulant Poetess.) ~Ginny :)
I really like the way this story is going. The writing is wonderful. I especially am intrigued by the hook line "Not unless you want me to," he murmured silkily in her ear.
If I hadn't been in to the story to begin with, I would have been now. That is probably why your muse had you stop there. It brings in the readers, and gets them wanting more.
Good Job! Keep it up, and update soon. I'm dyin here for more.
Author's Response: *snicker* I\'m glad that you\'re enjoying it. Thank you. :) ~Ginny
OMG!! That is so hilarious I just about choked on my water (that will teach me to drink water while reading unknown material) I can't even imagine how this plot bunny managed to find you and impart this big of Monty Python-ism, but it was brilliantly written and well worth the read. Wow. I have almost caught my breath.
Author's Response: *snicker* This plot bunny was seriously deranged. Hee hee. I\'m glad you liked it. Poor Harry and Voldy will never be the same again. : )
This is not my usual category, however, I was directed here and was glad that I was. You never tend to think about what is going on with some of the other more minor charaters. I can say that Seamus and his actions at this time period did make me wonder what had gone on. I am glad that someone is delving into the story. I like how you have fleshed out Dean a bit more and now Seamus coming into the picture. It is always fun to have a different perspective of what we know went on. I kind of wish you had put more of thought about the dog on the platform in there. To see what he thought of that. Was he the one who yelled to Harry "nice dog" or was that someone else?
Keep up the good work, I will look for Chapter 2.
Author's Response: It was Lee Jordan who called \"Nice dog\" to Harry - and we know who the dog is but Dean has no clue :)
Aiyyyyyyyayayayay! Winner of the most vexing cliffhanger in all FanFicdome goes to Chapter 10/Fair Exchanges. OMG reading this at work and realized I had forgotten where this chapter started.. so I went back and re-read Chapter 9, got all situated and kept going, and just before I hit the "Next" button I thought "oh no, please don't give me access denied" then eeeeeekkk yep a cliffy. I knew I should have waited. Dang fine story you got going here. I will be looking for that next chapter. :)
Author's Response: *megasporfle* Thanks for that. Hee hee. Now I can go to bed all vindicated. Wait\'ll you get to Ch. 19, it\'s going to be downright cruel.
I have to say that was an amazing piece. I was skeptical at first, but really I wasn't expecting the ending. However, it is poetic. Lovely, simply lovely.
I like your story, it has promise. I did notice some punctuation errors that slipped by your beta. Might want to have it looked at again. I look forward to chapter two.
Wow, intense is right! But this was worse than any cliffy that my readers complain about.. hahaha.. I am dying to hear what they say when she tells them that she has taken Severus as a lover. Heck, let her use a little Legilimency on them to show what she has learned from Severus. Lovely writing my dear, I love it.
Author's Response: Lol, yup, I think someone\'s really going to blow up when they figure things out! Awww, evil cliffy? more of those to come my dear ;) Thanks for reading!
I like where you went with this.. having both the Order and Hermione coming up with the same idea, so that there didn't need to be an argument about her going. Good Job!
Author's Response: Thank you :) Hermione\'s just so darn intelligent, and with Dumbledore\'s portrat nattering in McGonagall\'s ears, I figured this would be the way to go. :p
Another fabulous chapter.
Author's Response: Thanks! :=)
Ok, a bit of a soft sided Snapey in this one, but still loved reading it. It's almost impossible not to love tipsy confessions of attraction. heheheh.. keep it up!
Author's Response: Yes, I admit, my Snape can be a little OOC. BUT! This is how I envision him being in private with someone whom he trusts and is falling in love with. Well, a girl can dream, can\'t she? Lol, thanks for the review!
Wow, very powerful! Now I am clamoring for a happy ending. But, we have yet to go through the trials and tribulations. Bring em on!!!
Author's Response: This chapter was a little difficult for me to write, but I\'m very glad that you liked it. I wanted to be sure that there was that \"power\" there between the two, so I\'m glad that you thought so! Cheers! ;)
I knew she wouldn't leave right away. I was worried that I might be wrong and his guilt at sleeping with her would make him force her to go back to the Order immediately. Ya for romance!
Author's Response: Yay! Yes, I\'m all for the romance and drama too - I\'m not that great at writing angst. :p Thanks for following the story; I hope that I can keep your interest :=)
Oh that was a great chapter. Hermione meeting up with Harry and Ron was perfect. Lucky for her she was hugging them at the time they brought up tall, dark and bookish, hahahaha. I also like the way she was able to tell Minerva, I can't wait to see the fall out when she tells Harry/Ron at dinner, lucky for her she will have lots of witnesses to protect her.
Author's Response: Yeah, I wouldn\'t want to be around those two when she tells them, lol! Thanks! :=)
Whew, another bullet dodged. I thought for sure she was going to tell Harry tonight. I am surprised that Ron didn't come down to dinner, and all this over his unacceptance of Severus' innocence? Maybe I should go back and read that chapter again. hehehe.. Wonderful writing my dear.. keep up the good work!
Author's Response: All in good time :) It\'s worth the wait, no worries! As for Ron, I\'ve always imagined him to be quick to anger, jealous, and moody. I think that he may be envious or jealous of Hermione being with Snape, or perhaps he\'s just a hormonal teenager? We shall see... Cheers my dear! Thanks for the review!
Wow.. awesome beginning! It helps that you are portraying the events the way I believe them to be as well. I am very excited to move onto the next chapter now.
Author's Response: I hope you\'ve enjoyed the story so far. I\'m trying to keep it as believable as possible :) Thanks for reading!
You have a very good start here. I seldom see stories written in the first person. However, I have a question: If they all just finished an essay on Polyjuice Potion, why is it that none of them know what it does?
Author's Response: Yes, and thank for your review. As for your question, I have considered this: We all know that Snape is intimidating, and in my story, no one chose to raise his or her hand to answer (besides Harry and Hermione); whether they knew what it does or not. So, Snape intimidated them, so most of them were scared to raise their hand. But thanks for your concern. :)
Fabulous one-shot. The backstory was perfect as well as the enchantment and what happened after. I picture this as Severus at his brooding best. Nice Job!