I will begin by saying that I am utterly addicted to sun-dried tomatoes. You know, the ones you get in jars? Yes, those ones. I eat them with a fork straight out of the jar, the same way I would drink milk from the carton. If I liked milk, that is. Which I don't.
I do the same with olives.
Odd, you ask? Then again, maybe you don't ask, maybe you are already charging the stun-guns and have made my bed up in the mental institute, complete with screw-down chairs and any variety of sedatives.
But we're digressing . . . I say 'we,' but really I mean 'I,' as you are the silent listener, just as you might be (and I, for that matter) in one of Browning's poems. I shan't have liked to have been married to the Duke, though I suppose if I were Lord Voldie I would as then I would forever be immortalized. But I would be dead, which I suppose is a downside . . .
You may very well think me mad. But if you knew me (which I am guessing you don't, as many of you are either from the tea-drinking land of Great Britain, where I am from, or from the latte-drinking land of America, where I have lived, and I am now in the beer-drinking-wherever-possible-whenever-possible-land of Bonnie Australia) you would believe this to be quite normal. Sadly, I am not normal, and neither are those who know me, for even ten minutes in my presence can turn the most normal person into someone completely and utterly non-normal. Indeed, you may well already feel the tendencies of insanity and lunacy coming on. If this is the case, please feel free to see our house-expert in this area, Dr Luna Lovegood (Please take a number and wait in our waiting room, where there are enough copies of Crochet Monthly to turn anyone mad . . .
I am currently wearing a crotched hat, jumper, trousers, stilettos and even underwear. As you can see, I have spent many a day in that waiting room, that can only be described as a cross between a retirement village and the audience of The Jerry Springer Show . . .
Springer Show has a certain sibilance to it, much like my most beloved character, Severus Snape. He is by far the most interesting character, and I am a proud sailor of the Hermione/Severus ship, and why I have not yet written a fanfic surrounding this is beyond me, but then again I am wearing crotched knickers . . .
That is a rather scary image, and I do apologize for that. Another scary image is that of Raegan in The Exorcist Director's Cut going down the stairs backwards like a crab when everyone is fooled into thinking that it is the bed being moved by the possessed Raegan again that is making all of the thumping noises . . .
Yes, my name is Tickled Pink and I am a horror movie addict. This is my first meeting at HMAA (Horror Movie Addicts Anonymous) and I look forward to meeting with you all in the future, unless of course I am possessed by the devil, wake up in a room with my leg chained to a bathtub, start seeing dead people, sign up as the caretaker of a hotel abandoned for the winter, invoke the help of Hannibal Lector to help me catch another deranged yet brilliant murderer, or watch a movie ending with a lovely telephone call from Samara informing me of my regretful yet imminent death in seven days, unless I email her chain mail to everyone in my contact list within that time, in which case I will have good luck for the next seven days. If any of the above do occur, I am very sorry, but my absence just could not be helped.
To ensure all of my lovely fans that I am not just some weird horror movie freak, I also love huskies, snowboarding, lazy days spent in bed with a book and tea while it is raining outside, hedgohogs, compliments from strangers, writing, the movie Wimbledon, houses that are hundreds of years old with a history, my new red shoes, the first snow of the season, English, Irish and Scottish accents, sunflowers, British comedy from the eighties and nineties, Jack Johnson, willow trees, Harry Potter, my biology class (hilarious people), that moment when you don't care whose watching, let yourself go, and dance, people who plant Oak trees for the next generation, the author John Marsden, my pet snake named Monty (well, I thought I was being original when I was ten), Johnny Depp, Grey's Anatomy, my dog's reaction when I am the first one home, the colour red, and, of course, Crochet Monthly, but then again, I am quite mad . . .
I belong in Alice In Wonderland.
At the Mad Hatter's tea party of course. I am, after all, British.
YAY ITS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Awww....aren't they cute??? Ha ha, oh so true though....anyway, lovely chapter, and I hope it won't be as long a wait for the next one!!!
Ooh, another amazing chapter!
Does the love-knot fall off??? Or ... Lucius pays them another visit? Or ... Godric and Salazer swan in wearing a pink and purple hippopotamous costume? You know, like on their way to a fancy dress party ...
Please update soon! :D
They are so sweet together! I love the way you're slowly drawing them together, and show how they're both actually thinking about it now! Keep up the amaaaaaazing writing!
"Untouchable, unreachable, A never ending obsession. Too long has this been inside my mind, Too late to end. This is what it is; My eternal fascination."
A story of a unknown boy's fascination of a girl and what that fascination led to.
Hmm... In my mind it has to be Draco and Hermione (the smirk is too closely linked with Draco for me for it to be anyone else), though I, being a Hermione/Snape shipper like that idea more. I like the way you left it open to interpretation - stories that have closure all the time get too boring. And you're poem's awesome too!!
Hee hee, this is quite, quite amusing ... I love what Severus say to Hermione after she's cured!! A rather insane Hermione was bloody hilarious!
i love this!! i never normally read angsty fics but this is really good! keep up the great writing!!
another brilliant chapter!! i can't wait to see tom's reaction to hermione's name change - awkward questions, anyone?
I love it!!!! You have a true skill for writing, please keep on doing so!!
This chapter is beautifully written, and so sad!!!! Very poetic, which worked really well!
This was a beautiful ending!!! I loved the discussion into destiny affecting our choices - thats such an ineresting idea!
It was full moon when the Dark Lord sealed a part of his soul within a magical amulet, and then broke it in half. One half was left to the faithful werewolves to guard. The other half was tossed into the impenetrable depths of time where no one but him could get it. When the first half has been found, the Order of the Phoenix selects Hermione Granger to go back into the past to search for the missing piece. What is waiting for her is a brutal task that will test her beyond her limits, and an undying love that extends beyond the boundaries of time.
No werewolves were harmed in the making of this story.
Update (9 May): Chapter 17, Burning, is up! Enjoy!
It's finally up!!! This was a lovely chapter, and the idea of the letters was brilliant! Just one thing: you wrote 'well see what we can do,' and I think you meant 'we'll.' Apart from that, it was a great chapter!
Author's Response: Yowsers. -_- Thanks for pointing that out, hun. Now let\'s see if I can actually get around to fixing it... thanks for reviewing. : D
YES!!! They finally (almost) sort-of got together!!! Its so frustrating - I just want Hermione to explain everything, and say 'So, yeah, we'll be together now, then you'll have to wait several years, so you have fun, and when I go back we'll be together, okay?' But that's just my impatience for you - this way its a far better story!!!
Poor Lupin!!! Thanks for updating the chapters so quickly - I love this story!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is oh so funny!!!!!!!
wow, this is really interesting! you'd better keep writing, don't make me wait!!!;-)
Ha ha, this is brilliant! I love the narrator - its such a good idea!
PLEASE don't keep us waiting too long for the next act!
omg, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! seriously this story is amazing, its incredible this whole seperate world within Harry Potter that you've created........bahahahaha, Draco and Luna...... ;-)
Author's Response: I\'m glad that you like the world I have merged with Potterverse. Thank you so much for your note.
omg i absolutely LOVE yout story, it is so amazingly well written and though out. its incredible how much you've written - 30 chapters and they're all really long!! congratulations on sticking it out this far! severus: oh so sexy!! please please please don't keep us waiting too long for the next one!!!!!
aww this was such a beautiful chapter!! i have to go on to the next one quickly or i'll die, but i'll leave a longer review then!
I'm going to go cry because this story is over.
It is amazing, beautiful, incredible, so well written, real, and about a thousand other words that I have neither the space or time to write here.
You are a truly brilliant writer, and this is definetly one of my favourite stories of all time - fanfiction or no fanfiction. Seriously, I know I've said this before, but if you're not writing professionally, then what on earth could you be doing that you are better suited to? I love writing, and I hope that one day I will be able to write something as amazing as this.
The second I have a free afternoon, I'm going to sit down and read this all the way through again, without stopping. Thank you for such a brilliant read and experience.
p.s. Bloody Hell Severus is gorgeous. If I were Hermione I'd go for him too.
Author's Response: Tickled Pink, *I* am tickled pink at your lovely review! I am so happy that you liked it so much, and I am overwhelmed by your praise. My husband agrees with you 100% about the professional writing thing; I suppose I will have to give it a go. Thank *you* for so much enthusiasm. I appreciate it more than you can know.