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Name: Cammie, but you can call me Pepper if you want to!

Favorite Band(s) and/or Songs: I’ve recently been introduced to the Gothic Rock band “Within Temptation” and I have totally fallen in love with their music – anything they do is related to HP in my mind. Mean, I’ve got one to relate to a werewolf uprising and another to Draco’s life from them! I also like Evanescence – especially their song “My Immortal” (which always makes me sob, for some reason) and several of the songs from them may be used in my ficcys, since they have really inspired me with my writing and fanfiction.

Favorite Movies: The HP movies, I’ve always got them playing in the background of my laptop when I’m on it… until my laptop decided it hated me and didn’t want to. I also like… um… Pirates of the Caribbean and… that’s all – I’m not much of a movie person. I’m more of a “read-books-several-times-then-write-fanfics” type of person. :P

Favorite Color: Blue, definitely blue. Any shade, just as long as it’s blue. But green’s my second – and that’s a good thing, seeing as I’m a very loyal Slytherin!

Favorite Books (aside for HP, of course): Hmm… well, I love Dan Brown’s work, and Sara Gruen is also marvelous. I also liked Christopher Paolini’s work even though it’s not my favorite. Oh, and I also love the Redwall Series by Brain Jacques, even though I love “Taggerung” most out of the ones I’ve read.

Things That Tick Me Off: Oh, dearie me – this could become a very long list. Quoting one of my best friends: “Cammie, everything ticks you off.” So… people who make announcements or news programs on HP sound like they don’t care but want to sound like a fan even though they are obviously not, the HP movies when they change things so much that I want to throw out the movie and get halfway to the bin before I remember that the movie is absolutely hilarious, formatting and grammar errors, OCCness (in both HP characters and RL people), and maths. Yes, mathematics tick me off. :)


Favorite Characters: Snapey-poo! I love Snape, he’s my all-time favorite character. Then (in no particular order) comes Remus Lupin, Tonks, Hermione, Dumbledore, McGonagall, Dobby, Winky, and Trevor the Toad. Oh, and Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy.

Least Favorite Characters: Umbridge, Voldypants (in the series, though – I quite like him in fanfiction), Fenrir Greyback (*shudders* He creeps me out), Nagini, and Grawp. I don’t know why I don’t like Grawp… I just don’t. I think I see him as a filler and not part of the plot… *shrugs*

OTP/Other Ships: My OTP is Carmen/Snape from my “See the Sky” Trilogy. I also love Snape/Hermione, Harry/Ginny (not so much Ron/Hermione, though), Neville/Luna, Draco/Ginny. Oh, and Cedric/Hermione as well as Fred/Hermione or George/Hermione. And Hedwig/Pigwidgeon.

Favorite Book: A tie between Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix.

Favorite Movie: Philosopher’s Stone, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix.

Favorite Book Quote:"Half an inch of skin and sinew holding my neck on, Harry! Most people would think that's good as beheaded, but oh, no, it's not enough for Sir Properly Decapitated-Podmore." – Nearly Headless Nick

Favorite Movie Quote: "Turn to page three hundred and ninety-four." - Severus Snape


"Her Broken Wings": OC/Snape; incomplete WIP. I've been really bad with this - when I'm supposed to be writing the second chapter, I've been off and writing the epilogue of the series and random scenes from later in the story. But I will finish the next chapter soon. If I don't please feel free to poke me. Or make me write with Umbridge's quill, either works. OR - *collective groan from the audience* you could use the "Imperio" and make me write! CHAPTER TWO IS IN QUEUE

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"Lilac": OC/Cedric; complete one-shot. This was written as a belated birthday gift to my BFF! So, happy belated birthday!

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"Never Again Will We See Eye to Eye" Draco/Ginny; complete one-shot. This story has been removed. I have some more projects right now, but this story may or may not reappear with a new title and some revision. Watch this space!

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Subtle Communication by Angharad

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: After 36 years of close friendship, Albus Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall have fallen in love. Now what do they do?
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 03/11/07 Title: Chapter 1: Subtle Communication

Lovely. This is wonderful work.

"He had rehearsed what he was going to say to her in front of Fawkes several times, and the loyal bird had been quite encouraging."

All I can say about that line is that it made my day. I have been laughing about that ever since I read it, and many people have been giving me some funny looks. It's just so funny and so sweet that it makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time.

Secondly, I love the way that you have indroduced how they came to realize their love for each other. I have read a couple other fics with this ship, and it's always just "Oh my gosh, I think I love you. But we can't have a relationship with Voldemort out to get me". This is such a new, fresh approach (for me, anyway) and I really enjoyed it. I especially love the fact that whenever Minerva was awake, she thought of Albus. It's just so sweet!

Pepper Imp

Temporary by Queen of Serpents

Rated: Professors •

Hermione knew this thing she had with Malfoy was purely physical. She knew she shouldn't have fallen in love with him. And she knew that when he said he loved her too, a dozen misfortunes would befall them. Yet they both did admit it and just when she thought this temporary relationship might just last, she was left all alone and he?...Well he became one of Them.

RUNNER-UP in the Dangerous Liaisons Awards for "The Where Did That Come From Award" (Best Twists and Turns) and WINNER in the He Had it Coming Awards.


I also want to add that all this support you all have given me is just fabulous. Thanks a lot. I love you guys!

Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 03/31/07 Title: Chapter 10: Cause of Pain

Just to say, I love this whole story! It's amazing!

Now, here are my thoughts. I love how you show both Hermione's softer side and Draco's as well. I am unsure if this was written pre- or post-HBP, but it does seem to tie in with the scene in Moaning Myrtle's bathroom. I also like the way that you show that Hermione doesn't want to go back to the Head Dorm - it shows a flaw in the character. Even if she's in Gryffindor and doesn't mind going off and battling Voldemort (even though that isn't in your story) she stil doesn't feel ready to go and face the boyfriend who she's arguing with.

But what I have to say is that even though you support that fact that Draco "is a sensitive boy", I don't see him getting quite that attached to Hermione. But it works here, so I'm not complaining a whole lot.

Overall, this is a well-placed and well-written chapter, and it's just an amazing piece of work!

Pepper Imp

Falling with the Rain by Air Elemental

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: A story of love, violence and tragedy as two friends fight against time to confess their love to one another, while the fight for Hogwarts rages around them. A Hannah/Ernie story.

This story was a finalist in the Feb Valentine's Day challange 2006!

Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 03/11/07 Title: Chapter 1: Falling with the Rain

Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing.

This is one of my favorite fics. I'll add in onto my favorites after I finish this review. I love the way that you've used the element of the war (and an element of the war that we haven't been able to see first hand yet: Inferi) to let the two characters realize their love for each other. I was crying at the end, and it was heart touching.

The only things that I would mention are that unless Ernie was really, really, really, really in love with the person he wanted to protect and he knew it, I don't see him doing all the "pushing-Hannah-into-the-study-while-he-fights". He just seems too easygoing for that. But, then, that's just me, and it's still an amazing story in it's own.

Again, this is just amazing,
Pepper Imp


Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 06/22/07 Title: None

I love this story! It's just so Luna-riffic, and she's like me so I really feel that I can relate to her. And I definatley related to her in this story.

"Next to her Padma Patil is collapsed against the table, giggling. I don’t understand the joke; Nargles are pesky little bugs, to be sure, but I don’t think that their death is laughable. I decide she must be laughing at something else, and it must be a very good joke. I find it quite nice to enjoy a good joke in the morning, and I’m glad that she is starting off her day so well."

I love this section – it’s pure Luna. Even though she is described as weird and dotty (as am I), she chooses to be slightly ignorant. This shows that even though they are laughing at her, she doesn’t mind and she is happy for her “friends” because they enjoy their lives.

One thing bothered me, but it wasn’t that huge.

I don’t think that she would be able to smell bacon as she neared the Great Hall. The kitchens are a while away from the kitchens, I believe.

Great story, and great characterization of Luna! :) Well done!

Noir House by electronicquillster

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Isabelle felt a chill run down her spine and whipped her head to the left, looking at the mirror in the hallway. She could’ve sworn...

A young woman is employed as a governess in a very daunting house: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black. (Orion Black/OC)

Written for Anna Fantasium as part of the SPEW Spooky Story Exchange.
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 07/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Wow, this was amazing – just fabulous! Being a fan of stories like this in real life (Bleak House and Jane Eyre in particular), the whole idea of a governess in the Black Household is a realistic one, and you’ve made it work marvelously.

The description is wonderfully done and tasteful – it’s not overly done or made up entirely of flamboyant language, but hinted at in the dialogue and thoughts, only laced with synonyms for words that would have been fine in the beginning.

I also like how you included what I perceived as subtle threats towards Isabelle from Walburga – fabulous! I love how, at first, it was just recognition then finally progressed to a violent threat. That’s definitely a characteristic of classic novels.

Speaking about the classic novels, I would like to say that this was a wonderful example of a fic influenced by them. :P I just loved that idea, and I clicked on the title after thinking I read “Bleak House”, not “Noir House”.

Finally, I’d like to tough up upon Isabelle and Anne. There is only one word that can describe Isabelle: FABULOUS. She was a very dynamic character, and wonderful characterization. I would like to say that I have never read about an American OC before and this one was wonderful. I especially love how you made her come from New Orleans and be able to speak French well – that shows that you took your time with her characterization. Good job!

Anne, in herself, was marvelous. She was the obvious friend who told Isabelle what she had right in front of her nose but had never noticed. She was wonderfully blunt and I just loved how she had no problems telling Isabelle to sleep with her (much older) employer.

Overall, I loved it. The last sentence brought tears to my eyes! *claps* Well done!

Here Without You by Sarakime

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It was as if he was confined in a dark box, though a small stream of light illuminated his past. That light reminded him of how his old life was just beyond his reach. All he had to do is get over her to escape the depression. But trying was like grasping dark smoke with your fingertips; he couldn’t.

A story of heartbreak and a lonely soul. Songfic to Here Without You. One-shot.
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 06/02/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Rain

I think that this was amazing - though I didn't cry, I was really, really close to crying!

I would just like to say that Draco seems relativley in character throughout the entire fic - and that can be difficult. His reaction to Hermione's actions seemed in compliance with both the pre- and post-HBP Draco (I am referring to the bathroom scene where Draco's softer side if revealed, in case you were wondering. :P) However, he did wander from the Draco that we know in canon a few times, but I still think that he is a very believeable fanfic!Draco.

Secondly, I think that the song that you chose really illustrates the feelings that Draco has for Hermione, even though she has left him. The line "One thousand lies made me colder/And I don’t think I can look at this the same." really seemed to touch upon the character of Draco. Of course, in this story, we never know whether or not he followed Voldemort, but if he did, then this would definatley effect him more that any other line of the song.

Finally, the factor of the immense description of the city and the rain really made me see that Draco is, in fact, "small" like anyone else - he's not special and he still has emotions. He's just better at hiding them. And I think it was special to me because the rain has the same effect on me.

Pepper Imp

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the fantastic review. =]

His Heart Died Too by RavenclawRose

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: This story takes place after everything, life and death. Harry, an old man now, relives his life. He remembers the births, and the deaths. In the end, he returns to where he always knew he belonged.
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 05/23/07 Title: Chapter 1: Life, and Death

This is amazing - the flashback style is just awsome! And the plot - amazing, even though I felt that Ginny and Christina's deaths were really, really, sad. And I mean REALLY sad.

What I must point out, though, is that I feel that the flashback/current time changes are a little choppy, and both time "lapses" could have been lengthened to make a more detailed story.

Apart from that, this is really good story. The romance is subtle yet enhanced and you can really feel the love between the couple. I also think that the name of their daughter is really good!

Pepper Imp

Moonbeams by Ennalee

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: She never was alive before, she thinks, trapped in the fading remnants of words, half-forgotten in the morning of an already fallen world. With a single touch he teaches her of colors, and life seems fresh and new in a vibrant world that is still young – perhaps things are not fading as fast as she had thought. Rowena/Salazar.
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 03/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: Moonbeams

Well done, Nan! This is the first fic that I have read by you, and I think that it is masterfully done!

I have actually never read a Rowena/Salazar fic before (or any Founders' fics, if I recall correctly) and I think that this story is a wonderful introduction. I would like to say that I feel that even though this is prose (I'm referring to this meaning: ordinary writing as distinguished from verse), it is also significantly poetic, which I believe fits both the characters and the era. I also think that the way in which the story is told is also very true to the era.

But, what I would say, is that I do not fully understand why Salazar is, I believe, either killing or seriously injuring other humans in the area. I can only infer that is is because he is trying to purge the school, and by connection, the surrounding area of half-bloods and Muggle-borns.

Following on to Rowena: I love the way that is is portrayed as someone who knows that if she doesn't do something, she is falling to her doom. I also love, love, love the way that, I believe, she "murders" Salazar. I think that it would be very fitting for both characters. I also think that the way that she covers her deed with the comforting of Godric and Helga and the way she has almost dipped to the point of darkness.

To wrap it up, I feel that this story portrays the characters, setting, and era tremendously well. All I could reccommend is to explain Salazar's actions a little bit more!

Pepper Imp

Author's Response: You\'re definitely right to point out that Salazar\'s motivations are extremely unclear. To tell you the truth, I\'m surprised that you were the first person to mention it! I was very unsecure about this story for just that reason, but I couldn\'t seem to work in a more explicit description of just what was going on. In my head, Salazar is performing some sort of spell requiring sacrifices, that will make him more powerful or purge the world of muggleborns, or something, but I never really thought it out all the way, which is probably the biggest flaw in this story. I was hoping that I could leave it as implicit, but I think you\'re right - if I ever come back and give the story a work-over, I\'ll definitely try and make it more explicit.

Forbidden Forbade by RavenclawRose

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: Hogwarts graduation nears. A drunken night. A wild night. Was it just a drunken night or is Snape gettings is heart's desire, his forbidden desire?

Next chapter is in progress. 100% done. I will now proceed to typing it p and sending it in for editing.
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 04/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Grrreat story! You must must must must must must finish it!

So She Dances by Starmaiden

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: After the Yule Ball, Neville goes back to the Great Hall to retrieve his coat. Instead, he finds Ginny Weasley, dancing with no partner but her sadness.
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 07/28/07 Title: Chapter 1: So She Dances

Wow, I love this story – it showed how I thought Neville would perceive Ginny if he “like-liked” her perfectly. I think that he would have done and thought all these things.

However, the formatting bugged me a little. I think that the song should either be centered or scattered throughout the story – but that’s just me, there are no set guidelines to adding songs to fics.

I must say that your characterization of Ginny is marvelous as well – I think that she is still shown as strong, yet needs someone to cry on when she needs it. And I think that that was a really important point about her relationship with Neville. She’s not his girlfriend – even though he would like her to be – but she sees him as someone close enough to cry on.

Most of all, I liked the “I’m sorry I asked you to the ball,” line. I think that it shows Neville personality best – he’d tried to make her feel better by admitting that he knew why she was sad, but it came out in the wrong words. That’s definitely our favorite clumsy Neville!

Finally, I’d like to say that your description of the hype preceding the Yule Ball and the Common Room was tremendous, and the overall description of everything was amazing – I think that your writing style is amazing! Keep up the wonderful work!

Author's Response: Thank you! thank you! I love all these reviews. They make my day. Or maybe my week. I don\'t write songfics very often, so debated about the lyrics. A friend told me that when lyrics are at the beginning, she usually skips them, and of course it isn\'t the same to go back and read them later. I didn\'t want to space them through the story because I felt that it might break the piece up too much. The only place left was at the end -- not ideal, maybe, but the only other option. Thanks for commenting on Ginny! She is indeed a very strong girl, but no one is strong enough to carry everything. Hee hee. Poor Neville. He\'s gotten better in later years at saying what he means to say, but at this point he is still a young teenaged boy. He\'s so sweet, but things don\'t always come out right. Again, thanks loads for taking the time to review! I definitely will contine to write.

Fools by GringottsVault711

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Percy seeks salvation, and is given an unexpected reaction from the woman in whom he seeks solace. [Percy/Penelope].
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 06/17/07 Title: Chapter 1: Fools

I love the second sentence about Percy calling himself a Grade A, non-tradable fool. I think that the fact that he is trying to be humorous but the Ministry still manages to push itself in there is just wonderful! :)

To tell the truth, I don’t see Percy as the middle sibling – he has two older brothers, three younger brothers and one younger sister. However, I do agree about him feeling that he didn’t do anything “outstanding” for the family. I do think, though, that he is a little “emo” about that subject – I think that he should have heard Mrs. Wealsey’s praise for him (i.e. you should take a leaf from Percy’s book) or how happy she was when he became Prefect or Head Boy.

I am a little frightened, however, at his apparent lust for respect and praise. If I were Penelope, I would be a little scared about that side of him – it makes me think that if she made one too many of either disrespectful or derogatory remarks about him (whether or not it was in jest) he could fly off the handle.

Finally, I love the fact that he wrote a whole letter to Penelope that could help her make an “informed” decision. I think that alone shows how much he loves her.

Wonderful Percy/Penelope! Actually, it’s my favorite! :)

Pepper Imp

I Will Come Back by megan_lupin

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: “The outside world did not understand their relationship, she knew. Other people had never understood, and they probably never would understand, the way that the love was shown between the two purebloods. It was there – it was present in the two of them very strongly, and it always had been.”

Narcissa Black and Lucius Malfoy have a relationship that is understood by few, yet the love that exists between them is just as strong as it was when they met. Now, it has been over a year since they have been together, and each of their minds wanders back to better times – times when they had each other.
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 06/09/07 Title: Chapter 1: I Will Come Back

Wonderful work, megan_lupin!

I must congratulate you on making me want to write a Lucius/Narcissa story myself – and only really, really good stories can make me want to write the ship.

I loved how you portrayed Lucius and Narcissa’s love as pure and true and it came about naturally, and it didn’t creep up on them from behind when they were forced together. It almost came about as it did for Lily and James – apart from the fact that Lily did loathe James in the first place. But let’s not get off topic.

I also loved how you showed Lucius’ love for Narcissa when Draco asks him to come with them to Diagon Alley – I don’t see Lucius as a man who would want to be seen with his eleven-year-old son and wife trudging around Diagon Alley for school supplies. However, I think that it was the fact that Narcissa would want him to go was what made that section so romantic even though there was no interaction between the two.

The only qualm I have about the story is the flashback which shows Lucius comforting Narcissa as she mourns the “loss” of Draco when he gets on the Hogwarts Express – I think that, in whatever circumstances, Lucius would have started exhibiting the coldness and cunning that he shows in the books. But that was the only thing.

Oh, and I must say that you really made me imagine the wealth of the Malfoys in the description of their house, their possessions, and their clothing! Bravo!

Pepper Imp

Whenever I'm Alone by mgle_teacher

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: At the eve of a mission, Cedric and Hermione come to terms with their relationship and the impending changes to come.

Pairing: Hermione/Cedric

Written for joybelle423 of Ravenclaw during the March 2007 Ravenclaw Fiction Exchange
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 06/24/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

Wow – I loved this! *makes mental notes to add story to favorites after finishing this review*

This is the first Cedric/Hermione I have read, and I can see that you have kept them incredibly in-character – well done! Hermione seems like the kind of person who would seem strong for a long time, then when faced with a large impending problem (such as Cedric leaving for a while) cracking under the pressure. And I can see Cedric dealing with the situation the same way that you wrote it – comforting her using reassuring humor at his own expense. And Ron is funny too! *gigglesnort*

It was also a very nice plotline and pairings – even though it did have a lot of fluff. I love the way that all the pairings were introduced at Harry and Ginny’s wedding.

This was a very well written story, and I love it! Pat yourself on the back!

Author's Response: *pats self on back* I have to give promps to Gmariam my beta who helped me keep them in character \'cause trust me, Hermione is a hard one to keep in character. I love writing Ron! XD I\'m glad you liked him too! And yes, it was a lot of fluff, but it was written for Joybelle423 during an exchange and she requested \"lots of fluff\" LOL. I\'m glad you liked it!

Left, Right, and Centre by Starmaiden

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: What does Bill see in Fleur Delacour? How does a girl nicknamed "Phlegm" win the heart of a man described as "hardworking and down-to-earth" -- the heart of a Weasley?

There is more to this woman than meets the eye.
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 06/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: Left, Right, and Centre


One word: wonderful. However, I do think that it is a bit short, but I do understand that the fact that it is derived from a drabble can make it difficult for an author to make the actual fanfic longer.

I love how you made Fleur aware of the Weasleys' dislike for her - and how she accepts it but how she reacts when Bill proposes. It also seems like her to say that she wouldn't marry him if she wouldn't be accepted into the family - I can also see her wanting to have a family with bonds like the Weasleys'. On a final note about Fleur - I think that you did a really good job on making her English speech sound like it had a heavy French accent! Bravo, that is something that I woudn't have been able to do easily.

Onto Bill - only one thing that bothers me about him. Even though everyone is extremely nervous when propsing, I don't think that Bill would be quite that nervous - or maybe he would be, just not quite that obvious. Apart from that, though, I think he is perfectly characterized - from his witty last remark about forty-fifth kisses (which reminds me of an old movie I was watching yesterday) to his way of comforting Fleur and dispelling her fears.

All in all, I think that this story is very good and is remarkably unrushed for a story of it's length - and it is wonderfully beautiful.

Pepper Imp

Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, it\'s short, but this is meant to be a sort of snapshot -- one moment, as it were. A really tight-knit family is a wonderful thing, but it can be daunting to break into. Fleur is very different, if not downright strange at times, so I wanted her to be able to prove herself and their love.

Grace Kelly by dragonwings

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: My entry for the May One-Shot Challenge: "You Sorted Where?"

"Do I attract you?

Do I repulse you with my queasy smile?

Am I too dirty?

Am I too flirty?

Do I like what you like?"

~"Grace Kelly" by Mika

Pansy Parkinson was at a loss. There were some things that her money couldn't buy and that was Blaise Zabini. But what she couldn't have had never stopped her before!

'Some might have called her plan cunning, but Pansy simply called it intelligent. Pansy couldn’t get what she always wanted right away like Blaise could; she had to work at it. Pansy’s drive to get what she couldn’t have would’ve put her in Slytherin, had the Sorting Hat had made it that way. But it was the way that she used her knowledge to get what she wanted made her a Ravenclaw."

I am dragonwings writing for Gryffindor
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 06/24/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I loved this story – I have always liked a story with a Pansy who wasn’t hanging onto Draco’s arm and laughing at all his jokes.

This Ravenclaw!Pansy is a very good portrayal of her – though in canon she isn’t so subtle. I would see her as a kind of girl who had good ideas and good plans but didn’t carry them out very well.

“She then proceeded to ignore him as she finished her breakfast, successfully hiding the pleased smile that Blaise Zabini had inspired. The Blaise Zabini had finally asked her out. It had taken a while before she had finally realized that he didn’t want what he could get; he always wanted the most expensive, rare things. He always wanted to know the most complicated and forbidden theories. He always wanted to practice the most advanced magic and research the most illusive topics. In short, it was Blaise Zabini’s ambition to get what he couldn’t have that had Sorted him into Slytherin. As soon as Pansy had realized his insatiable thirst for what he couldn’t have, she suddenly became the most illusive girl on campus. ”

I love this section because it shows that even though Pansy has been working towards the same thing as Blaise, she never noticed it before it was shoved right under her nose. I think it’s nice because even the smartest people who work for themselves sometimes miss things if other people are trying to either help them (or in this case, date them) or do the same thing that they want.

Lovely story, and it’s a refreshing new view of Pansy! Great job!

Author's Response: *is jetlagged and sleep deprived* Thanks! I just got back from vacation and back off hiatus so it was a very lovely surprise to come back to this pretty review! i\'m lsd you liked it!

A Gift from the Gods by MorganeLeFey

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: It all began on a lazy, rainy afternoon...
A Hermione Granger/Theodore Nott fic.
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 06/24/07 Title: Chapter 1: A Gift from the Gods

I love this – it’s an amazing use of Hermione’s love for the library and her need to learn who helped her.

I love the way that you have portrayed Hermione’s relationship with Harry and Ron – it shows that even though they are her best friends that she feels like they should talk about something that all girls could relate to – or at least something other than Quidditch.

For Theodore – we don’t see much of him in the books, though I think that he is remotely darker and more menacing than you have portrayed him. I also think that he is described as skinny, so I don’t think that he would have that much trouble running away from Hermione.

There were a few grammatical errors, such as missing punctuation marks, but apart from that, it was very well written. Oh, and I don’t think that Hermione would find Theo’s face “familiar” as you described it when she found him in her POV.

I loved the line “Granger, this never happened.” It was a perfect end to the fic.

Well done!

Shadows of Hope by Hermione_Rocks

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: The war ended several years ago, but Draco is still struggling to come to terms with what has happened. His wife sends him out with their son in the hopes that he can move beyond his past. DH Spoilers.

Originally written for the Slytherin In-House Banner Challenge. This story took first place. :)
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 10/13/07 Title: Chapter 1: Shadows of Hope

... omg, I was sobbing 'cause that was so cute! I absolutely LOVE IT! *adds to favorites*

-- Cammie

Author's Response: Aww, thanks so much Cammie! :D

The Proposal by Mugglechump

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Ginny goes to Lucius with a proposal and find that he has one for her, too.
Reviewer: Pepper Imp Signed
Date: 11/03/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is lovely - though I really do think that you could continue this and make it a lovely chaptered fic with this idea since there are so many places that you could take it . . . . I'd love to see that!

As for the story that is here, though, I really loved it. The characterization was wonderful - I loved Lucius's inner dialog - and I don't think that there is another character from the "Trio Era" that could pull off offering themselves to Lucius for money better than Ginny could - good choice!

If nothing else, the young witch broke the monotony of a day at the office.

This is both a wonderful line and a line that could have masses of more information and detail that would draw in readers. We know that he's quite high up in a company, but where? Does he own it (personally, I don't see Lucius working for anybody)?

Another thing that I noticed that slightly irked me was how quickly Ginny accepted that she would have to marry a man that she hates to get a treatment that may or may not help her mother to survive the bout of Dragon Pox. I think that if she initially refused, then was coaxed a little more, then came back the next day, then it would be more believable. However, considering the circumstances surrounding the Harry/Ginny relationship in both HBP and DH, I think that the way was think of single!Ginny is a bit different from relationship!Ginny, so she was still very much in character.

Finally, I’d like to say that I love, love, LOVE the line “There is passion in hatred.” It’s just so . . . . thought-evoking. It really is.

Lovely story and I hope to see more of the same kind of thing – if you wish to continue it, of course. If you don’t, then I’ll just love what I’ve already read and re-read.

-- Cammie

Author's Response: Oh! I do love lengthy, thoughtful reviews! You\'ve made my day! The original idea was for this to be a stand alone drabble, which is why I didn\'t bother more with explaining what Lucius does for a living. I thought it would detract from the focus of the story, which is really that Ginny is desperate to save her mother any way she can. I understand your resistance to the idea that Ginny would agree to a marriage so quickly. I suppose my feeling was that if she was desperate enough to come to Lucius in the first place then the leap from prostituting herself to becoming his wife is not too large. In for a penny, in for a pound and all that, right? I\'m glad you liked the passion line. That\'s my favorite, too. I am toying with the idea of continuing. I\'d intended to keep this as a one shot, but the bunny won\'t leave me alone. Unfortunately, the bunny is rather naughty, so future chapters will probably not be suitable for MNFF. If you care to, you are welcome to keep an eye on my ff.net account to watch for updates. I go by KateinVA over there. Thank you again for leaving such an excellent review!

Author's Response: Oh! I do love lengthy, thoughtful reviews! You\'ve made my day! The original idea was for this to be a stand alone drabble, which is why I didn\'t bother more with explaining what Lucius does for a living. I thought it would detract from the focus of the story, which is really that Ginny is desperate to save her mother any way she can. I understand your resistance to the idea that Ginny would agree to a marriage so quickly. I suppose my feeling was that if she was desperate enough to come to Lucius in the first place then the leap from prostituting herself to becoming his wife is not too large. In for a penny, in for a pound and all that, right? I\'m glad you liked the passion line. That\'s my favorite, too. I am toying with the idea of continuing. I\'d intended to keep this as a one shot, but the bunny won\'t leave me alone. Unfortunately, the bunny is rather naughty, so future chapters will probably not be suitable for MNFF. If you care to, you are welcome to keep an eye on my ff.net account to watch for updates. I go by KateinVA over there. Thank you again for leaving such an excellent review!