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I'm Jennifer. I write fics for your enjoyment (well, mostly my own, but I hope you enjoy it too).

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A Christmas Gift by Hallie Black

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Sometimes, the most simple and unexpected gifts are the ones we appreciate the most.
Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 02/23/07 Title: Chapter 1: (one-shot)

Awww... I loved it! It was so sweet and cutesy, especally when they kissed! i felt myself going red for Lily! (and kissing james... *drools*) it was so great!

The Marauder's Map's Secret Power! by Bookwormy

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •

Moony, the Academics Specialist

Padfoot, the Relationship Consultant

Prongs, the Sports Guide


Wormtail, the Hobbies Consultant

Join Ron, Hermione and Harry as they are advised by the Marauders. Wondering how? Read on, then.

Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 04/28/07 Title: Chapter 2: Ronald Weasley

hahaha! 'a particularly foul blast-ended skrewt'! i loved it!

Author's Response: Thanks a lot!

Truth, Dare, or Double Dare by MrsRuebeusHagridDursley

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Its a quiet sort of day in the Gryffindor common room. The Marauders decide to lighten things up with a little Truth or Dare. But, they think that's boring. They have their own version......
Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 02/23/07 Title: Chapter 3: Taking it to the School

Another amazing chapter! it was great! do you think you could put in a truth for me? My name is Jennifer, I'm a Ravenclaw and ask her who she has a crush on! Then her answer is Todd P. And then they kiss... OK, you dont have to put the last bit in! But could you do it?

Author's Response: Sure, I can do it! I\'m not sure if I can put on the kissing part tho. I\'m sorry if it doesn\'t make it in.

I Can Dream, Can't I? by Elissy

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: It was the final night before the last battle, and Ginny was spending a few precious moments with Harry. She knew that she couldn't make him open his heart to her, but she could only dream.

Songfic to The Andrews Sisters' song, I Can Dream, Can't I?

He was about to leave; that we both knew. I also knew that I might never see him again, and the thought was nearly killing me. I wanted nothing more than to jump into his arms and smother him with affection, but another part of me wanted to yell at him until he changed his mind. I understood the situation, as my heart was breaking... I never wanted the moment to end.

Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 01/23/07 Title: Chapter 1: I Can Dream, Can't I?

aww... that was so sad! i had tears in my eyes!

Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much! You have no idea how much that means to me. :)

To Love Life Again by lucilla_pauie

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: There's magic in dates.

Harry and Ginny and the Weasleys believe this.

This is why they send their poor Hermione to her grannyís cottage in Ireland on February twenty-ninth, Leap Year, hoping she could also leap back to life and perhaps to love once more, five years after losing Ron in the war.

Hermione doesn't know it, but her parents and the Weasleys plus Harry are not content seeing her slaving away with paperwork and living by routine with a dead look in her eyes.

In Ireland, amidst the hills and the romantic whispering of the mountain breeze and the sea, in the handsome seaside village of Ardmore, someone is waiting for her.

Ösomeone waiting for something to complete his own return to life.

Someone named Andrei MacElroy...or so he claims.

This had been entered into the New Year Challenge At the Sign of the Green Dragon and won 2nd Place (insert very undignified *squee* here).

Rave reviews. Not your usual Dramione fic. The sequel is up. ~Then Somebody Bends~

Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 01/02/08 Title: Chapter 2: How to Light a Fire

I completely forgot I started reading this! Sorry, Joanna! *hugs*

I should stop reading, though. Youíre trying to make me like Dramione, arenít you? :]

Dracoís personality really shone through in this chapter. You characterize him brilliantly! I laughed so much at him trying not to be a jerk to Hermione, when that was all he knew how to do.

ďHave I done something, Andrei?Ē

ďEr, no. Sorry.Ē Heíd been saying that a lot lately.

I loved that part. It would be really hard for Draco to apologise to someone heís hated since he met them, and you managed to convey the awkwardness really well. I donít think you ever see Draco apologise in canon, because of his pride and arrogance. Iíd imagine he would be humbled after the war, though.

Itís really good how youíve made Draco put on a disguise, because one of the reasons I donít usually like D/Hr is because I canít see Hermione falling in love with Draco just like that. After al the enmity between them, itís just not possible. But this way she can let herself get close to him, and I donít think she would do that if she knew it really was Draco.

Okay, Iím rambling. xD

But you really put him in the most awkward situation, Joanna. Draco Malfoy surrounded by happy Irish people and Hermione Granger. Thatís just plain mean!

So Iím guessing that the baby Ron is just a freakish coincidence? It does seem a bit far-fetched to me, though. I canít really imagine Hermione just happening to be related to a baby with red hair named Ron.

Ö if not Aunt Pattyís friend, Deidre.

Ö but it was slushing so much my friend Diedre Ö

You spelt Deidre wrong in the second line, sweetie. :]

I canít wait to read the rest!


Author's Response: Thank you so much, my dear sweet lil baby triplet! *evil grin* So you\'re turning into a Dramione shipper slowly and unwillingly?

will edit the misspelling when I make the time. It\'s hard right now cos the final drafts of this fic are not here in the pc but in my laptop. I haven\'t even changed the \'vacation\' to \'holiday\', see?


Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 01/25/08 Title: Chapter 3: Turning Around

I need to remember to read this, Joanna!

I cried. Poor Ron. :[

I knew that he was dead, but it was only in this chapter that you wrote about it very emotionally. The stream scene was amazing, though. You write so beautifully.

Draco just keeps getting better and better. I adore him! Itís so funny to watch him force himself not to like Hermione. Itís so sweet to see Draco actually care about someone, even if he was made to by Harry.

I like how Harry and Draco are kind of friends, though.

Iíll give you a whole cake when my child is born.

That part made me crack up laughing. A whole cake. He makes it sound so much better than half a cake! :] Sorry, Joanna. Couldnít resist.

Itís great how youíve made Harry seem so happy about having a child. I know he was writing to his former worst enemy about his dead best friendís birthday at three in the morning, but he still seemed happy! The letter was just so cheerful.

Give Draco two weeks at least. Heís that slow.

Um Ö I thought nobody knew that Draco was Andrei? Jack, Kathy and Aunt Patty call him Andrei every other time, and I thought they thought he really was Andrei MacElroy. Correct me if all thatís wrong, but it made me a little confused.


Author's Response: Oh my, I\'m always so happy to see I got a new review from you, Jen. *squish* Thank you for devoting time for TLLA. You are making me relive all the delight I was in while writing this. And my goodness, you and you alone spotted that glitch with Jack! How can I not have seen that?! Thank you for spotting it, my girl! *another squish*

Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 01/25/08 Title: Chapter 4: Pumpy-umpy-umpkin

Two reviews in one night! I'm on a roll! :]

The Cuppycake Song is an actual song? I never wouldíve thought. :]

This was my favourite chapter so far. I feel so sorry for poor Hermione, telling them about Ron.

Blenkinsop Waterbut is very strange, but he has an awesome name. :] And is it just me, or have I heard of a pub called the Green Dragon before? The name rings a bell.

And for the second time in less than a half-hour, too, his heart made that weird jump, his stomach made that weird twitch and his breath forgot to flow smoothly.

Draco is in lurve! I knew it wouldnít take long. When Aunt Patty was telling Hermione about finding a man that challenges her, I couldnít stop thinking about Draco. Dramione actually does make a lot of sense if you think about. Which I try not to do. :] But despite that Ö Joanna, I think youíve converted me. Are you happy now?

My wild imagination thinks that Ginny will barge in on Hermione when she kisses Draco, if she ever does. Imagine that. :]

Please to drink your sour buttercream. Itíll do you good.

I think that should be please do.

I love this story!


Author's Response: *happy dance* I have converted thee?

Hmm, the Green Dragon-- Jan specifically named it in the Challenge prompt (as is the name Blenkinsop Waterbut), and isn\'t it also in LOTR?

\'Please TO\' is intended; it\'s an archaic phrasing.

Jen, I\'d have loved to work with your wild imagination while I was writing this! *grins*

Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 12/20/07 Title: Chapter 1: Existing...

Joanna! *tacklehugs*

Can you believe it? Iím reading D/Hr.


This was really good! I loved the description of Ireland. Iíve always wanted to go there. I havenít read the Gallagher trilogy, but if theyíre anywhere as beautiful as your writing, I will have too.

I loved how you characterised the post-war Draco, even if this was written before DH. Heís still Draco, but not complete jerk Draco. I love him. *pets*

When you did all that plus take care of an ailing cat Ö

That line made me laugh. Was it supposed to? It did anyway. :]

The little Ron is so cute. Iím very intrigued to find out whose son he is!

This isnít that great of a review, but I still have 6 other chapters to make them better. Methinks you will turn me into a Dramione shipper. Iím scared.


Author's Response: *is grinning manically*

Well, you won\'t be the first to be converted, my dear baby triplet! I was, too, long ago!

*tacklehugs back* Thank you so much for reading, hon! There\'s a sequel! *wink*

Better Wizards than You by doubelieveinmagic23

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Written Pre-DH

In Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, Moody tells Harry never to put his wand in his back pocket. Now we get to find out why he told Harry this bit of valuable info, and just what better wizard than him has lost a buttock.

Rated 3rd to 5th years just in case.

Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 07/21/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-shot

That was heaps funny! I really enjoyed it. Short and sweet, my favourite! I've always wondered about that, but somehow I didn't think it would be Mad-Eye. But he never seemed to be the girl-puller to me, I thought he would've been really tough even while he was at school.

Witch Hunt by Pussycat123

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: One-Shot inspired on a history lesson about witch hunts.

In mid-seventeenth century England, when witch hunts were the in thing to do, Richard Potter begins to hear whispers that a “Witch Finder General” is heading towards the small village where he and his family live. Of course, he can easily protect the people who ARE “guilty” of witchcraft (his family and the cantankerous old Widow Thompson), but what about the innocent Muggle villagers who will most likely be accused because they happen to talk to their cat? Who will protect them?
Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 10/15/07 Title: Chapter 1: Witch Hunt

You don't see many historical fics around like this, and it was really well-written. It's an interesting concept, and you pulled it off excellently. I liked Widow, she was a great example of what witch-hunters were probably looking for back then.
I laughed when I saw the name Potter. You really love them, don't you?

Author's Response: Aw, thanks! It\'s not often I get reviews for this one, so double thanks, and I\'m glad you enjoyed it! I didn\'t really pick the Potters because their descendant would be James (although, now you mention it ...) I mostly picked them because I know they\'re an old wizarding family which is mostly pureblood, as far as we know. They just seemed the obvious choice, really. But in answer to your question ... I guess I do. =D

Dear Conscience by Pussycat123

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Mini-fic with 3 parts.

Dear Reader,

I am a troubled girl. Everything that could go wrong, seems to go wrong. Throw in the biggest pain in the derriere a girl has ever had to put up with, a best and worst friend that you both love and hate, and a sister you just purely hate, and what do you get? My life. So that’s why I need an outlet – someone to yell at, someone to blame, and someone to draw some kind of twisted comfort from. Who better than my conscience? And how do I keep in contact with said conscience? Through writing letters to it of course! Need some convincing?

Well, I hurl a lot of verbal abuse about, make mistakes that could cost me everything I hold dear, and occasionally I get things – sort of – right. And where else could you read about lipsticks, rhubarb crumble and foam fights all in one mini-fic?

Well, I think I’ve convinced you enough. Don’t tell me you’re not tempted! Read my personal letters addressed to my conscience, and be amazed and enthralled at how utterly unstable my life is ...


Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 07/08/07 Title: Chapter 3: Dear Conscience (Now What?)

I really like this story! It's a little different to most of yours, but it's still heaps good. I love how Lily talks to her conscience, I do that sometimes too! I loved it!

And for the record Idiot of ravenclaw, James WAS a Head Boy. Hagrid says so in the first book.

Sorry, just had to put that in.

Author's Response: My point exactly. =D Don\'t worry, me and Idiot of Ravenclaw get on okay really, we just have these little debates sometimes. On another note, I\'m really glad you liked this! I mutter to myeslf a lot of the time when I\'m angry, but I\'m not talking to my conscience, mostly I\'m just muttering to myself. Thanks so much for the review! Yay!

Let Me Count the Ways by Moonysgirl79

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: James' emotions get the better of him and Lily is no longer sure how she feels. What happens is an amazing story of love and how sometimes, you just can't wait.

Warning is for fairly mild content
Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 04/24/07 Title: Chapter 1: Let Me Count the Ways

that was amazing! i really liked it! i thought i hadread it before but then i read it and i realised i hadn't. the last line was so sweet

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing!

The Kiss of a Lifetime by PadfootBaby

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: And then I kissed her.

All time stopped.

The world was a blur.

My heart stopped.

Harry's feelings for Ginny, and their first kiss. To me, one of my best pieces of fanfiction so far. Please R&R!!
Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 04/22/07 Title: Chapter 1: The Kiss of a Lifetime

I liked that ... very fluffy! It was really sweet, though. One of the best poems I've read!

Author's Response: :P What can I say, I like fluff. Thanks for the review; I\'m glad you liked it!!!

Vacillation and Volition by Fantasium

Rated: 6th-7th Years •
Summary: When you refuse to make choices, life has a tendency to make them for you.

Being the illegitimate son of a particularly noticeable wizard, Lucas Malory has spent all of his life practicing the art of inconspicuousness. But when the brutal waves of war break upon the world, every man must make a stand for what he believes in. Lucas, determined to keep his distance and only mind his own business, suddenly finds his options banging impatiently on the door. When indifference is no longer an option, how will he decide where his loyalties lie?

A/N: This story was plotted out before the release of the 7th book, but as I continue writing after having read it, chapters may be inspired by/include spoilers from Deathly Hallows.

Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 04/13/08 Title: Chapter 2: Prologue Ė Part Two

Here’s a nice SPEW Buddy review for you, Anna.

First of all, this story is so unique. I have never come across a fanfic featuring an illegitimate child before, and you’ve managed to tie it into the Potterverse so well, despite the nature of the books. Lucius is the ideal character for this story, and you’ve kept him really IC. The setting of this story, in a perfect, pureblood household, is just perfect. It’s a collision waiting to happen.

I really like the title of your fic. It just grabs your eye immediately. I really envy people who can think up such great titles for things, because mine are always appalling. :]

Grace is such a fabulous character. In the first part of the prologue, she seemed so mysterious and elusive, but in this chapter she seems to have let her guard down, and she has a nicer, motherly side to her. It’s actually very like full Veelas, but I don’t know if you did that on purpose or not.

You have a very interesting way of writing. I don’t really know how to explain it, but it’s just so different to what you normally see. I don’t mean that in a bad way, though. It’s wonderful, and you capture the scene and the characters really well. If I didn’t know, I would never have been able to tell that English wasn’t your first language.

An odd, most unfamiliar, feeling of gloom came upon him as he watched the scroll blacken, crumple and disappear.

This is what I mean. You describe everything so vividly, and it makes your writing amazing. I loved this line. It’s the little details like this that draw me into a story, and make me want to read on.

I’m really interested to see where this fic is headed. I want to know what you’re going to do with Lucas. I can’t imagine someone never knowing their father, and then not having any interest at all in seeing him. It doesn’t seem like Grace has badmouthed Lucius or anything, so surely Lucas would want to meet him? I know I would. Then again, with Lucius and Grace as his parents, he’s going to be a very unusual character.

Anyway, this is an amazing story so far, Anna, and I don’t have a word of criticism. At least now I’m not the only SPEWer left who hasn’t read this fic! :]


Love Never Dies by Just Beyond the Veil

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Triton Malfoy and Estelle Potter used to be best friends, but now it seems that their only common trait is being sorted into Slytherin. Can they patch things up? Or will their old friendship exist only as a memory?
Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 02/23/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This was very surprising! I was not expecting it to be Harry and Pansy and Draco and Hermioneís children when I read the summary.

Itís a very interesting pairing youíve got here, though. Usually fics that are based around Potter and Malfoy pairings are filled with conflict between the parents and the children to begin with, but I like how youíve done this. Short and sweet.

However, I think you could have done much more with this fic than you have. You write very well, but I think the plot could have been expanded another 500 or so words, and it would be much more enjoyable to read. You seem to rush through things. When Triton hesitates before entering the garden, heís really nervous, but then barely a minute later heís asking her out. That doesnít seem very plausible.

Also, you donít really explain much about why theyíre becoming friends again. I canít really see them sitting in the garden and becoming friends straightaway, after all the time theyíve spent apart from each other, even if they used to be really close.

I think you should put more detail into the fic. You have it in some places, but in other places itís lacking. Spread it out a little. Detail is what draws readers in. If everything youíve written is just to get to the end of the story, it becomes a little boring. Maybe you could put in how worried Triton is about her reaction when he asks her out, or how pleased Estelle is.

Your dialogue is excellent, though. I laughed aloud when Triton started to babble on about his crush. It was very cute. It all seems so lifelike, and you can imagine them saying it in real life.

The last paragraph was absolutely breathtaking, especially the final line. I love it when stories end so beautifully, because it lingers in your mind long after you finish reading. It was a wonderful choice of words, and I loved how you referred back to the garden.

Well done!


Author's Response: I know itís pretty short; plot has never been one of my strong points. ;) Plus, this was for a fic exchange, and I was working with a deadline. I know that\'s not an excuse, though. =] I really like your suggestions. I should go back and add to it and flesh it out more. I realize that there are definitely problems with it, but Iím glad you enjoyed it anyway. Thanks so much for your review and for the advice, Jennifer!

Professor R.J. Lupin ... Previously Known As Moony by Pussycat123

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Professor RJ Lupin has had a rough life ... except for those precious years he spent as a teenager at school. And now, as he waits to start yet another new life working at the school where he spent so many good times, he looks back on those golden days, and it’s almost as if he’s reliving those times all over again ...

Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 05/31/07 Title: Chapter 1: Professor R.J. Lupin ... Previously Known As Moony

Another great story! You must get sick of all my reviews being like this, but I don't have any criticisms to make about your fics. Sirius was hilarious in this story, and I love how you portrayed Peter as being a good friend and a Marauder, instead of an outsider like some people do. Because he was a marauder before he killed Lily and James, the little rat. *growls*
Anyway, I think this is probably one of the best fics you've written! Keep it up!

Author's Response: Aw, thanks, that\'s so nice of you! Really! I\'m glad you liked it, and Sirius too, who is always a lot of fun. And thanks about the Peter thing, too, I\'m glad I finally seem to be able to pull him off. That took a LOT of practise ...

For Want of a Better Word by spilledpotion

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Feeling the pangs of unrequited teenage love, a certain Gryffindor decides to try to send a love letter to someone special. Surprisingly enough, this story is actually not as predictable as it sounds. =)
Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 07/08/07 Title: Chapter 1: One-Shot

That was heaps good! At first I thought Ron to Hermione, then when you mentioned Herbology I thought it was Neville to Hermione, and then I was like: WHAT THE??? and cracked up laughing. Very, very good.

Author's Response: Thank you!

A Conundrum by Pussycat123

Rated: 1st-2nd Years •
Summary: Sitting in his office one summer, Albus Dumbledore has come to a conundrum. But what is the problem he has? What decision will he make? What might Professor McGonagall think of this momentous verdict? And, far away, what will be the reactions of those it affects most?

There’s only one way to find out ...
Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 06/29/07 Title: Chapter 1: A Conundrum

That was heaps funny! I was looking through your profile and I thought I had read all your stories but then I noticed this one! It was really good, I loved Sirius flirting with 'Kinky'. A bit weird, but funny.
I hate you and you smell bad,Ē James muttered.
I loved that line. You're a heaps good writer, I wish I was as good as you! But my stories just keep getting rejected... *sobs*
Great story! (I know I've said that about three times now but I had to say something to finish off the review!)
So... great story!

Author's Response: Lol, thanks, I\'m glad you liked it. If you want to be a good writer, my advice is basically just to write. All the time. Believe it or not, I had LOADS of stories that kept getting rejected when I first started. So, keep going is my advice. I\'m glad you enjoyed it, thanks for reviewing!

Broom Cupboard Confessions by cto10121

Rated: 3rd-5th Years •
Summary: Harry Potter learns how his parents got together...in the most unexpected way. Can't say anymore for fear of giving too much away. A bit of AU, ( all right, I'll admit it, a lot) and the sexual situations warnings for a little bit of kissing. The rating is for sexual innuendos. R&R!!
Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 07/12/07 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter Two-Accidentally Together?

I loved that! It was short and sweet. You wrote Harry's mortification in really well! The ending was great. Hmmm ... Remus in pyjamas, Tonks in pyjamas. I'm not even going to ask.

Reviewer: jenny b Signed
Date: 07/07/07 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One-A Trip Down Memory Lane

That was heaps funny! Poor Harry, imagine seeing your parents being locked in a broom cuboard together ... I can't wait 4 the next chapter!