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Live...or Die Trying by missgranger2 Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 399]
Summary: Hermione becomes bitter and lost after Ron and Harry leave her.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Various
Genres: Angst, Comedy, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 134755 Read Count: 71581
[Report This] Published: 02/09/2008 Updated: 05/29/2011
Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 12/10/2009 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 “Burnt Bridges and Bumpy Roads”

Well, I've read everything at one go up to this chapter.  You are truly amazing!  This is such a different approach- the flawed characters, the darkness of the story makes this almost a "film noire."  This story is powerful and it almost reads as a movie script (hint, hint-if you changed the characters' names).  This plot is complicated but it's also beautiful because of the raw emotions that the characters display through their tormented behavior.  I was sad to read what you plan for Hermione's parents; too bad they left in such bad terms.  Compared to your other stories, this one is creating a bit of cognitive dissonance in my brain, but it's all for the better.  I love this story and I find it so compelling that I need to read more!  Kermit

Author's Response:

Hello Lovely Kermit! (I just have to call you Kermit! (>:)

So sorry for the late response but I was at work all day and then had to go to a cookie exchange party. I now have ten dozen cookies to eat. (Like I need the extra pounds!) *grins* This is a totally crazy story. Anything goes. I have so much fun writing it because most if not all the characters act a bit different. (and bat shit) *laughs* 

It was to be a story about a damaged Hermione and I have put her through all sorts of things. I also have Harry as being a bit loopy and our boy as a bit of a player who finally realizes what he wants. (our girl!) There have also been parts that have been emotionally draining to write. I kind of let go in this story and I really have a lot of fun writing it.

I wanted to thank you for all the support you have shown me. When you take a few moments out of your day to leave me a review...well, it really means a lot to me. I write because it's fun and to relief my stress. You have always made me believe in myself and for that I can never thank you enough. I truly hope you'll enjoy the next chapter. I adore you so much! *hugs*

Much love!

Tammy (>:   

  

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 01/27/2010 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23 "So You Want to be a Shadow?"

Well, I hope Harry is wrong!  Although he's right about Hermione saving herself. Now I'm wondering how they will manage to get out of the program if things eventually change, romantically I mean.  I am so glad you updated this story.  Even though it's a dark story, I am thoroughly enjoying Hermione's character development- it's amazing how complex and sad her life is at the moment.  I do hope you show some pity on her! ♥ I can't wait for more, please don't keep us waiting too long.  Your loyal reader, Kermit.

Author's Response:

Hello My Dear Kermit! *squee!*

Our girl really does need to dig deeply within herself and want to change. Can our boy help her find herself again? Hmm...although I adore you, I just can't tell you. *smiles* There will be some major drama that our girl will go through later on. For now, look for her to be the same lost lamb. And also look for her to get back at David. (>: Thanks as always for being so lovely. You are such a kind, kind person and I appreciate all your support so very much! I hope you'll like the next chapter! *hugs*

Much love!

Tammy (>:

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 01/27/2010 Title: Chapter 1: "Broken"

As always, your writing is superb.  I can't tell you how much I enjoy your stories.  I often wonder how you come up with all your ideas (I wish I could) as I don't have the courage to begin to write!  Hugs! ♥ Kermit

Author's Response:

Oh Kermit! *hugs*

You are just so very, very lovely and incredibly kind. I write to try and escape the reality we call life. *grins* Your kindness really touches me and I thank you for that. I have had a very lousy day and there you go giving me a bright spot. Thanks again for being so supportive as you'll never know how much it means to me. *hugs*

Much love!

Tammy (>: 

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 03/07/2010 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24 "Angels and Demons"

I wonder if Harry will stay with the training.  It wouldn't be fair to Ginny.  Anyway, the training seems to be very intense and secretive and I suppose Hermione will be the best at anything she does.  I'm glad you made Ron suffer a bit; he needed to realize how his actions had impacted Hermione even though he still carries a lot of guilt about not breaking the Imperius on the mission.  Why didn't he just Obliviate the girl in the first place?  What was he thinking??! This was quite an entertaining chapter, very nice.

Kermit



Author's Response:

Ahhhhhh! It's the lovely Kermit! (or Ms. A!!!)

I can't tell you anything that is coming up.( even though I do adore you!) *smiles* I do think it was important for Ron to realize that his actions caused a lot of heartache. He loves Hermione, but he is going to have to not only prove that he is serious about rekindling their relationship, but that he will not hurt her again. (a tall order, no doubt) He didn't obliviate Shannon because he felt guilty. He felt like he owed her something. I am thrilled you liked this chapter! It was so fun to write. I love clueless Harry for some crazy reason, so expect more of that. *grins* Thanks as always for all your support and kindness. I don't know if you'll ever know how much it means to me. *hugs you tightly*

Much love!

Tammy (>:

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 05/01/2010 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25 "The Bane of Hermione's Existence"

Ha! That was so funny- the guys messing up Hermoine's plan, then getting cursed and acting stupidly.  Ron is being a real idiot; I don't know how he has the gall to think that he has any say about what Hermione does.  Although he changed his mind about marrying the farm girl, his behavior is out of touch.  I hope Hermione makes him suffer- a lot! Great update!



Author's Response:

Oh my goodness!

  You had me giggling over the 'farm girl' thing. I really would like to use that line now. *laughs* I just really have a lot of fun with this story. It's like whatever comes to my mind at the time (and I do mean whatever) I just go with it. A lovely friend of mine often points out to me that while there are some funny moments, it is hard to get past Hermione's horrible state of mind and the acts she does. I hope to try and dig deeper into her as I feel that there is so much that still needs to be explored in regards to why she doesn't want to go back to who she once was. I hope to get working on another chapter VERY soon.

Thanks as always for the lovely comments! I adore you to pieces! *hugs*

Much love!

Tammy (>:  

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 06/15/2010 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26 "The Boy Who Killed Serpents"

This was hilarious.  I can see this "movie" of Harry fighting the snakes; too funny.  For some reason I don't want Hermione to forgive Ron.  He caused her to become what she is now and now he wants to fix things?  He really needs to suffer a lot more.  Great update.

Kermit



Author's Response:

My Kermit! *squee!*

  I had such a great time writing this chapter as I LOVE to write a clueless Harry! *laughs* I think I have some people wanting Hermione to forgive Ron and some people say "Absolutely NOT!" I am sort of with you in that I don't want her to forgive him too quickly. *winks* Thanks for all your support and kindness! I ADORE you!!! *hugs*

Much love,

Tammy (>:

PS I'm enjoying summer break VERY much!!!

Dudley Dursley and the Knights of Walpurgis by humantales Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstar [Reviews - 39]
Summary: After twenty years of happy normalcy, Dudley sees another letter from Hogwarts. This one is addressed to his daughter.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Dudley Dursley, Harry Potter
Genres: Action/Adventure
Time Period: Next Generation
Warnings: Contains Spoilers for DH
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 56296 Read Count: 7203
[Report This] Published: 02/22/2008 Updated: 10/29/2010
Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 02/01/2010 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 5

What a fun story to read! I've just now found it and I read all the chapters up to this one.  What a novel idea. I can't wait to find out how the title is explained in the story.  Please update soon.

Author's Response:

I'm glad you're enjoying it.  The title does get explained; the beginnings of that arc start in the next chapter.

 

The next chapter is being beta'ed (which is unusually quick for me, I'm afraid) and I'm hoping to keep things moving.

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 02/05/2010 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 6

Interesting turn of events.  I can see what Hermione's concerns are about the perceptions snowballing into prejudice.  Please update soon. I'm enjoying this story too much!

Author's Response:

Hermione's concerns are valid, but so are the others.  This one isn't black and white.

Re: updating.  I'm trying to write regularly, which leads to more frequent updating, but RL has a way of getting in the way.

I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 02/19/2010 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 7

Oh, yeah! I had an idea that Lucius would be behind the Knights as they were the precursors of the Death Eaters.  I am so glad that Draco stood up to him and that he believes in what he is doing.  Great chapter- nicely thought out.  This is an interesting plot with all the new characters.  Looking forward to more!

Author's Response: I'm glad you're enjoying it. Draco may be protecting the family more than standing up for philosophical beliefs, but he doesn't want his family hurt.  We will be hearing more about the KoW.  Thanks for your review!

Catch Me If You Can by missgranger2 Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 338]
Summary: It's four years since the defeat of Voldemort. Ron is now an Auror. Hermione is working for the Department of the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures and gets a new intern by the name of Cormac McLaggen! Besides the new intern, Hermione and Ron as always have plenty to argue about!
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Cormac McLaggen, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Various
Genres: Angst, Comedy, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Strong Sexual Content, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 140844 Read Count: 100047
[Report This] Published: 03/08/2008 Updated: 09/27/2010
Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 12/14/2009 Title: Chapter 25: Snap, Crackle, Pop

Wow! I'm glad I found this here as I was anxious to read more.  Ron must be taking lessons from Jack Bauer!  And I thought Hermione would have more sense but given the circumstances, she doesn't have a clue of what is going on.  I suppose it's not too far-fetched that she trusts the Auror in charge.  Please don't harm Ron! Kermit



Author's Response:

Hello Kermit! *hugs*

"Ron must be taking lessons from Jack Bauer!" *laughs* I love your reviews! She has no clue who Emeril is working for. And as for our boy....he is consumed with hurt, worry and guilt. I hope you'll like the next chapter and thank you so much for all your support. There will be a lot of action and drama coming up soon! *winks* Thanks again, dear, for being so lovely! I adore you. *hugs*

Much love!

Tammy (>:

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 12/15/2009 Title: Chapter 26: “Blood and Tears”

So, apparently Scabior is so cocky that he doesn't even have a formulated plan; he basically just wants to kill people.  And I wonder how he heard about Hermione getting beat up; he must have yet another mole in the Auror department.  Poor Ron; he lost it when he realized he couldn't help Hermione.  My feeling is that Hermione will have a big part in getting rid of Scabior.  Having her memories in the pensieve will help her think clearly without the clutter of emotion linked to Scabior.  Great chapter!

Author's Response:

Hello Kermit!

  I am so sorry to have taken so long to answering you. I think I am seriously losing my mind and then tonight I have a sore throat and chills. UGH! Scabior is a demon spawn, dear. He is also clever and very smart. I can't tell you what will happen, but look for things to start getting more and more complicated. There are a lot of twists and turns and I still haven't written the ending yet. I truly hope you enjoy the rest of the story and thanks so much for all your support. I adore you! *hugs*

Much love,

Tammy (>:

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 12/15/2009 Title: Chapter 27: "Search and Rescue"

I knew it! I knew that Hermione would pull through; she's tough!  Just wait until she remembers and she'll go after Scabior herself.  Ron is so, so sweet and loving; how do you do it? How do you convey his feelings and his love for Hermione so vividly?  Brilliant!  Kermit

Author's Response:

Hi Kermit! *hugs*

Oh how your review moved me. Thank you for that. I love to write angst and romance. I also like to think that the two of them feel a love so deeply for one another, that neither could live without the other. I love a Ron who wears his heart on his sleeve as much as I love a bad ass Ron! *laughs* Thanks again for all your support as it means the absolute world to me!!!! *hugs*

Much love,

Tammy (>: 

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 12/21/2009 Title: Chapter 28: “Revenge and Remorse”

Oh, what a complicated plot.  How will it work if another person uses the hair of one who is already polyjuiced?  I wonder... I'm glad you let Timmons feel remorse; too bad Emeril has no conscience.  I can't begin to imagine what will happen next, but you know I'll be there!  Merry Christmas to you too!  Kermit

Author's Response:

Hello Kermit! *hugs*

Thank you for always being there for me. You don't know how much it has truly meant to me. It is a complicated plot but I hope it will make sense as the story nears the end. Thanks again for all your support and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! May 2011 bring you happiness, joy and lots of "magic"! *hugs*

Much love!

Tammy (>:   

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 01/22/2010 Title: Chapter 29: "Masquerades Versus Reality"

Oh, wow! The suspense is killing me! Will they end up at the same hotel?  And, what? an enemy within their friends/ family?  Please don't let it be a Weasley!  Great story, great writing as usual. Please update soon.  Kermit.

Author's Response:

Kermit!!!! *hugs*

Ha! Ha! Your review made me grin. I cannot tell you anything, though I adore you so much. *puppy eyes* A lot is going to be revealed in the next few chapters. Expect some major angst to be coming soon too. I truly hope you will enjoy the next chapter and thanks so much for all the support and kindness! You are a sweetheart! *hugs*

Much love,

Tammy (>:

Reviewer: Lumos Signed
Date: 03/07/2010 Title: Chapter 30: "Sweet Little Lies"

What a great session with Fritz!  I like how you present such a logical progression- the dialogue is true to life.  Now I'm worried about Hermione.  It's obvious the wake is a set-up.  If only she could communicate with Ron or Harry before she goes!  Oh, the suspense- it's going to kill me to wait until the next chapter.  Great job as always.

Kermit



Author's Response:

It's the lovely 'Ms. A'! *hugs*

I wanted to go deeper into Hermione's mind in this chapter to show how she is dealing with memories that cause her pain and how she is working on getting better. (I am completely thrilled you liked it as I was nervous about it.) The chapters coming up are going to sort of wrap every thing up. There will be a lot of drama and of course-some tears. (you know how I love angst) On a more personal note-work is still kicking my butt! Ugh! I cannot wait for summer to come, dear! Thank you for all your support and your friendship. You are truly a lovely, lovely person! *hugs*

Much love!

Tammy (>: