I'm a recent college graduate with a great job and an even better hobby - writing Dramione fanfiction! I pretty much write that pairing exclusively, not counting side pairings, of course. I find the chemistry and tension between both Draco and Hermione absolutely intoxicating and there's a lot to work with as far as plot and character go. I love love love the canon pairings (JKR can do no wrong!) but she already wrote them so well that I feel like anything I try to do will fall short. :)
Likes: Kittens, puppies, Johnny Depp, movies, music (rock, alternative, pop, and electronic), musicals, Glee, writing, reading, laughing, baking, and being surrounded by awesome.
Dislikes: Clowns, centipedes, ants, guns, boring-ness-ism.
"The Reminder" was my first HP fanfic attempt. I'm quite fond of it.
"An Aversion to Change" was my second. I love this one, too, and it's pretty darn successful.
"The Resilient" is the sequel to "Aversion." It is completely written and, recently, fully posted. The banner is by the super-awesome CoolCatElly!
(link here: http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb215/CoolCatElly/Theresilient2-1.jpg)
I have a few other ideas that I'm working on, but nothing that will be posted (or even finished...) before "The Resilient" is done.
I am also kicking around the idea of an original fiction, but it will be eons before that even gets close to being interesting to anyone but me. :)
I love reviews (like every author), so you should probably leave one! :)
Enjoy, and thanks for reading!!
No, the parrot part was definitely silly in a good way. :D
Author's Response: lol thanks!!
Oh, Draco and Jessie. She's such a witch, except with a b. Hermione better be plotting some excellent revenge, because I'm pretty sure this means war.
And thank gods for Violet.
Good chapter, can't wait to see what happens.
Author's Response: hahahah I like that...lol a witch except with a b. lol. It\'s WAR time! (yes and really thank god for VIolet) *winks*
Ah, I had a feeling Violet was a witch! But the other two as well? That is a surprise! 7 wizards/witches all on one ship...kinda makes me wonder if the whole thing is a magic cruise, just in secret so that everyone could have a chance to get away.
And I actually think it's a little odd that Violet doesn't know who Hermione is - that she was Harry's friend. Like, after defeating Voldemort, I figured their names would be famous all over the world! But, it is your story!
Author's Response: Lol...well I\'m glad you had figured it out =D Actually that would have been an awesome idea!! lol imagine if all of them were witches and wizards ahahah..!
Ah, yes...I\'ve been debating about that whole situation, but this was the only way to show that Violet and the boys really didn\'t recognize Hermione even though she\'s famous now. The whole \'Harry Potter defeated Voldemort with his friends\' had happened a few months ago, so the whole phase has passed (well atleast in this story lol)
I'm sooo happy Draco finally knows. It was about time Hermione told him...now they can figure out what to do regarding Jessie and they can work together.
Violet is totally right....they're meant for eachoter! :-D
Great story. I'm so happy you updated!
Author's Response: hehehe Yeah! Violet is right! *smiles* Well, i\'m happy you reviewd!
Ah, so the witch is Jessie. That little twist definitely did a lot for the story. I'm surprised that Draco hasn't realized that Jessie is using a love perfume type thingy on him. But then again, he does think she's a Muggle, so he wouldn't suspect it of her. I just hope Draco has enough sense to boot Jessie out before he does anything stupid.
And Hermione is plotting revenge! I can't wait to see what she has in store for Jessie!
Author's Response: that\'s right. He can\'t suspect jessie is doing any such thing to him becuase he only sees her as a muggle!
Aw, Hermione and Draco are so cute! And it serves Jessie right...now that she doesn't have a way to magically attract Draco, the path seems all clear for both of them. It doesn't seem like there's anything else that could happen to break them apart! But perhaps I'm too optimistic.
Anyways, good job!
Author's Response: Hey!! Yeah...they are aren\'t they? lol...that\'s why I like the Dramione ship..soo many possibilities lol..! Oh, you know Jessie; she can come up with the most evil things! Never know..*winks* Thank you!!
Whee, another chapter! That parrot on Draco's shoulder was silly, and I like how you added that Malfoy was afraid of birds because of Buckbeak. That was a good touch.
I'm so happy that Hermione realized that Jessie was using a love potion. I wonder if Draco will ever notice!
Author's Response: Hey!! I hope you mean the parrot part was silly in a good way...*prays hopefully that it wasn\'t silly in a bad way* lol...You\'ll see what happens next soon!!
Ah, fluffy flirting. Love it.
Keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thank you!
Oh that is SO COOL! Holy crap, so cool! I swear, you are probably one of the most imaginative and creative authors that I have ever read. With Luna's bit about powerful werewolves, I was wondering if that was foreshadowing. I dismissed it though. But Luna was (almost) directly on-target! Who would've thought?! Absolutely brilliant. And wonderful that he can keep other werewolves under control. Brilliant.
And so what is going to happen with Harry's new-found ability? Anything? Or will it just be added to his resume of "Weird-Things-That-Harry-Potter-Can-Now-Do"?
I also liked the conversation with Rufus and Robards. Especially the "I'll sulk" part. I'm going to try that one day. I doubt I'll have as much success, though...
Harry is *James's* *godfather*? Good bit of irony there.
And Amy is getting all up on Harry now. My my, it seems that *some* people in the wizarding world don't consider him a freak.
Ah, great chapter, great story!
Author's Response: Heehee... Harry\'s new-found ability is certainly added to the list of \"Weird-Things-That-Harry-Potter-Can-Do-Now\", but it has a special meaning (*winks several times very fast until the eyelid get stuck*)! And yes, Luna\'s not so much of a loony. Only a little bit of a loony.
Rufus and Robards...(*big grin*) Yeah, it was high time Robards should stop being an ass, wasn\'t it? OK, he\'s still an ass, but he\'s a fair ass. And I doubt you\'ll have any success with the \"I\'ll sulk\" thing: first because I\'ve tried and failed spectacularly, second because only Scrimgeour (may he be eaten by a dozen skrewts) knows what sort of disaster happens when Robards decides to sulk. He has worked with him as a co-Auror, after all.Harry being James\' godfather... that was a last-minute ado to the chapter. Because I was stuck in that scene where everyone was looking uneasily at each other, and I thought Fleur would be once again the goddess to solve the problem. So let\'s add a sleeping baby... and since I had to find him a name, well... James is nice!
Aaand Amy Redburn... Well, she does not think of him as a freak, and as she had good eyes, she can see how gorgeous he is and what a waste it would be to coach him without trying to have a good look at him and maybe something else (OK I\'m getting carried away here...). So all in all, she\'s just a perfectly normal girl with a good taste.I think I kind of revealed my darkest secret here (gasp!)
Very good chapter. Your vocabulary is astounding.
Of course McGonagall figured out Harry was the one with the remarkably strong aura. But now the question is: what, if anything, is she going to do about it?
And so the Ministry is involved in the attacks on Hogsmeade but they're not doing anything. Rather irresponsible, if you ask me. And suspicious. Why the hell aren't they stopping their citizens from being slaughtered??
Another question: what did Robards do to this Martin fellow while shaking his hand? Or will we find out later? And, remind me, please, who is Martin? I can't remember meeting him in this tale, but it's all too likely that I've simply forgotten.
The wolves are the Third Kind too, aren't they? Man, I can't wait to see how everything connects!!
Brilliant job, as always!
Author's Response: Martin is a whole new character. I\'m answering this very late, so you now know that most of your guesses were correct and most of your questions were the right to ask -- I\'m astounded at the way you always manage to ask the right questions. It\'s a pleasure to have you as a reader!
Veeeery interesting! I feel like this is the chapter I was waiting for - the chapter that tied it all together and made it all make sense.
The Third Kind *is* the Forbidden Forest and it's also Harry, through his mother who is somehow descended from Cassie. I like that Lily got Rosalyn's sword and James got Pallas'. Kind of a yin/yang relationship. Which makes me wonder if Harry, possessing traits from both his mother and his father, will act as a kind of intermediary between the Forest and wizard-kind.
I'm interested in a comment that Godric made - that he would train wizards and witches in case the Third Kind rose up again (which, obviously, they are). But what I wonder is if it's going to be another war on wizards, or if it's going to be a more subtle kind of battle. I'm guessing subtle, which would work if Harry actually does act as the intermediate between the two.
Daphne is obviously Third Kind, too, but just how is a mystery. Rosalyn's child, perhaps? Either way, I'm interested to know what the Third Kind's plans are for the pair.
Very good story - your plot is great and your structure and vocab makes me feel like I'm reading a professionally published novel. Awesome job!!!
Woooow. This is one of the most involved plots I've ever come across. It's honestly dizzying. But I like it! You're doing a good job.
I felt bad for Hermione getting Obliviated. Knowledge was always so important to her and even losing that little bit...I don't know, I can sympathize with her on that front.
I'm glad that Harry and Daphne...connected. ;) I liked the line 'which was not surprising given how eagerly he had just worked on releasing his tension.' Made me giggle, it did. But yeah, even just the fact that he's starting to feel human again, and is having those emotions like nostalgia, guilt, confusion...He's making progress.
And I'm sure more shall be made in the woods! That's going to make for an interesting few chapters, I bet. I'm excited to see what happens to them!
Ooooh man, so many things!
First, I absolutely LOVED the exchange between Harry and Martin. I could see them and hear them and...ah! it was simply perfect. Your tone was wonderful and the dialogue top-notch. Harry had so many zingers...it was classic.
And I knew Robards did something to Martin's hand. He isn't an Auror for nothing...
And Hermione! My jaw absolutely dropped when you surprised me with that one. It's almost disappointing. Before all this, Hermione would never have been the type to go behind Harry's back and work around him, especially with a department that she knew Harry loathed. It would have been to sneaky for her. I guess it just shows how people can change under the right circumstances...
I'm glad that Harry got the mission from Robards. It was about time he worked on this business alone and with authorization.
I must admit, though, I'm suspicious of how Romilda is still alive and why the secretary gave Harry Daphne's address. I don't think Romilda is working with anyone sketchy, but, like you kept repeating in the chapter, I don't believe in coincidences. I think there's a reason Harry got Daphne's address in particular. I just don't know it yet.
And on a final note (I think), I'm happy that Lance and Harry are okay now. It was truly depressing when Lance "threatened" him - it was the last thing Harry needed.
Anyways, your writing is incredibly brilliant, especially your dialogue. Man, if I could write like you...Honestly, you could make a career out of this.
Great job, can't wait for next chapter!!!
Author's Response: Why, hello, my most faithful reviewer. :) Thanks a lot for the praise, and for the rest of the review, particularly shrewd and insightful. You managed to ask all the good questions! As for Hermione... there are deeper reasons for her behaviour, that will be explained in chapter 13. Nice remarks about Daphne, you should like the beginning of the next chapter! :D
Let me start by saying YES!! Woohoo, finally!
And now, OH NO, NOT RON! He can't be killed. There's still a chance that Harry might be there. You said 'just before Disapparating', not that he actually did it. So there is still some hope, right? Right??
Which leads me to my next question, who is the feathered woman and what does she want? What did she take, or not take, from Hermione's apartment? Did she just read over the files? Surely Hermione would have noticed if some of her research was missing.
And where did this woman come from? My guess, the Forest. Although I don't think she's a dryad, for some reason. I think she's something else, something new. But she could be a dryad, of course, since no one has seen one in forever. I guess that's for you to decide, isn't it?
Your explanation of Harry's insomnia and lack of feeling are very plausible to me. And I like the way you wrote Hermione with the ink all over her face. Very believable.
And could there be a wedding on the way? That is, if Ron even makes it!! Ahhh!!
You raised an interesting question: why does the Forest hate wizards so much? and why would the founders choose to form a school so near to such hate? My theory is this: that the forest did not originally hate wizards. I don't think anything instinctively hates; that is one 'value' that has to be taught. So, perhaps it is something the wizard community did over the course of time that inspired such hatred in the Forest. And it could be anything, really. Perhaps they had to cut down some of the trees, which I assume the Forest would not take too kindly. Or maybe it's that over the years, the wizards started to take the Forest for granted and stopped respecting it. Maybe they thought they owned the Forest instead of treating it as their equal. I mean, the Forest seems to be as living and concious as you and I, so why should it not be treated with the same respect?
Anyways, if you couldn't tell, I liked the chapter, even if you didn't. Hahaha. Hope you can get through my novel of a review!
And death to writer's block!
Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked this chapter in spite of everything!! I don\'t remember why I started hating it so much... Maybe because it gave me so much trouble I had to go through it a hundred times before I was more or less satisfied...
You\'re asking all the right questions :). Will Ron be killed? Who is the woman clad in green, and why is she taking such an interest in the trio\'s discvoveries?... To answer one of your questions, no, she didn\'t take anything from Hermione\'s apartment, she just read the lists. And you\'re right, she\'s not a dryad. Dryads are creatures who can\'t go in town -- they need to stay close to forests.The explanation of Harry\'s insomnia is not completely mine -- as I said in my A/N, Hamm On Wry gave me more than half of my ideas in a review he left for chapter 4.
Your theory about the Forest\'s hatred is interesting -- and not so far off the mark, in some points. I know EXACTLY the answer to that question (*excited squeal*). Though it won\'t be revealed before a few chapters... You\'ll see, it\'s pretty interesting too (*looks smug*).And I love loooooong reviews! :D
And yes, WRITER\'S BLOCK MUST DIE!
Nice. I liked it a lot. To be quite honest, I totally forgot about the 4th Death Eater. The fact that it was Malfoy who tortured him for so long is a bit poetic in a sense. He could never get the upper hand on Harry while in school, so once he had a chance for power over Harry, he took advantage of it - four two months.
He got what he deserved, though, Malfoy did. The git.
I hope Lance isn't too freaked out by Harry. After all, Lance is the closest person that Harry has for a friend and it would suck to lose that.
And "Here eyes snapped open", eh? And would this "her" happen to be the same one that shot Ron? I'm almost sure of it. And another question: is this "her" the Third Kind?
Such a great story. Love it to pieces! Keep up the amazing work!!!
Author's Response: I knew most people would have forgotten about the fourth DE, that\'s why I put a reminder in ch7 (but of course, my lack of updates killed the effect >_<).
About \"her\"... well, I obviously can\'t say much about \"her\". No, she\'s not the one who shot Ron. That\'s about all I can say :).Thanks for the review, lovely as always!
When I read the first sentence, I squealed in delight, I kid you not. You mentioned Romilda again! I liked how you tied her and Olibrius into the plot. Do you have bigger plans for them? Or are they destined to remain secondary characters?
I had a funny feeling about just who bit Harry, but didn't want to say it because of the Wolfsbane Potion. But man, when I saw that what I suspected was right....
Both characters handled it true to how I thought they would, though. Harry was forgiving and Remus was intensely upset. The reactions of them both were totally understandable, so kudos to you!
Work will be interesting. I think Robards should promptly remove the stick from up his ass and realize that he has the flippin' Boy Who Lived working for him. Seriously, it's Harry Potter. He shouldn't even have to go through training and could probably show Robards a thing or two! So yeah, work should be interesting, if Harry even still has a job...
And I can't wait to see what you're going to do with Harry being a werewolf now, too.
Whee! I'm excited!
Author's Response: Well, that scene with Romilda and Olibrius would never have been written if it hadn\'t been for you! Before your first review, I had no intention to mention either of them again. I don\'t really have bigger plans for them--I think they\'ll appear in the story from time to time, but play a big role... It\'ll depend on my swings of mood!
Aaah, Remus\' reaction! I always thought the only thing that could really upset Remus was if he had bitten one of his closest friend... That scene was planned a long, long time ago. I personnally have a soft spot for the part when Remus wonders what James would say if he knew Remus had bitten his son... I\'m so happy you liked that conversation too, I re-wrote it three times before I was satisfied!Your paragraph about Robards made me laugh aloud. Robards is not as bad as I made him look in chapter 2, it\'s just he hates favoritism. And no matter how good Harry is, he\'s still been helped a lot by Scrimgeour--and I\'ll stop here before I tell you everything that happens in chapter 6.
As for what I will do with Harry-the-werewolf... I think i\'ll just rub my hands and snigger evilly at this point.Thanks for the review!
This story is simply full of surprises. And what's really lovely about it is that I feel like I am reading an actual novel: something that has been edited countless times so that everything is just perfect. It's a wonderful feeling. You have a way with words - the descriptions you use are astounding, as is your vocabulary.
I'm enthralled. Keep up the great work!!!
I don't know why you hated this chapter. I thought it was astonishing. You have an incredible gift for description and keeping things interesting.
But you never seem to give Harry a break. He meets Romilda and sees the personification of innocence and hope and all things still right with the world, then sees her mutilated corpse. I don't know if you meant to attach any symbolism to Romilda or no, but whether you did or not, you're message got through (to me, at least).
His goal was to go into the Forest and instead he ends up nearly dead at the hands (or should I say jaws) of Greyback. Glad he's dead, though. Ugh, I hated Greyback...But I still wish he could've gone into the Forest and learned about everything. He does need to. But now I fear that he'll have to wait another whole month to do so, which would stink.
I like the last-ish line. If you will excuse me now, he said at the empty courtyard, I must go and have breakfast with Professor McGonagall.
And so it goes.
But anyways, incredible, as always. :)
Author's Response: *cringes* I know, I never gives him a break... that\'s the biggest, ugliest flaw of this story. Everything that happens to him has to, I can tell you that, and sometimes it\'s less depressing that what it seems, but I do need to put in more light-hearted moments.
He has to do a couple more things before going back into the Forest, hence the plot-friendly interruption :). Plus it enables me to do some characterisation (Harry\'s hero complex) and to get rid of the one-eyed werewolf. Many advantages for one inconvenience.Thank you for yet another review. Excellent, as always. :)
Hm, so Lily wasn't related to the Queen. Interesting still, though. I can't wait to see what happens next!
Oh man, that was good! I love how Daphne and Harry interact. It's an amazing mix of annoyance and mystery and all sorts of tension...You've got both characters down so well!
I'm glad that Harry finally got some sleep...Merlin knows the poor boy needed it.
And screw the Unspeakables! As terrible as it is that Harry lost control, I didn't like Martin, so I'm not to beat up that he's dead. And neither am I so keen on Hermione right now. Although I will admit, I'm slightly terrified for her to meet Harry...
Anyways, great chapter! Keep up the good work!!