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Summary: A parody written for the Intimate Enemies (Snape/Black) FQF, consisting of all 53 challenges, answered.
Categories: Bad Moon Rising > War and Peace
Characters: Sirius Black, Augustus Rookwood
Genres: Comedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Slash, Strong Language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3378 Read Count: 247
[Report This] Published: 10/29/2005 Updated: 10/29/2005
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed
Date: 02/25/2007 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

wormwood, feverfew, vervain, comfrey, seed, plant, mandrake, horehound, elacampane, rue 

Several of these made me laugh right out loud.  Nicely done.

Careers by Thistlerose Rated: FG - Family Guidance [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Prompt: 29. Death does not frighten me, but dying obscurely and above all uselessly does.--Isabelle Eberhardt Rome wasn't built in a day
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Hermione Granger
Genres: General
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1369 Read Count: 304
[Report This] Published: 10/29/2005 Updated: 10/29/2005
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed
Date: 10/15/2006 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

Excellent!  Realistic without being overly-angsty, everyone written in-character (down to Crookshanks).  I'd love to give you some concrit, but I just can't find anything to complain about, other than I think you could probably weave this into a much longer work.

Summary: Remus Lupin turns thirty-five.
Categories: Bad Moon Rising > School Days
Characters: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin
Genres: Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, Slash
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4896 Read Count: 1001
[Report This] Published: 11/04/2005 Updated: 11/04/2005
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed
Date: 11/03/2006 Title: Chapter 1: --

Congratulations.  I am so <i>not</i> into Sirius/Remus and yet you captured my attention and kept me reading all the way to the end.  I liked the fact that you had Sirius steal library books for Remus's gift.  It was so very appropriate--for both of them.  All in all, I found this to be a lovingly crafted bit of storytelling.

Why Don't We Do It in the Road? by marksykins Rated: RT - Restricted Themes [Reviews - 6]
Summary: The trio set forth on a Mexican roadtrip, following the death of Voldemort. They all learn the evils of tequilla.
Categories: The Broomshed > Ménage a Trio
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: PWP, Trio
Time Period: None
Warnings: Threesome
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2270 Read Count: 791
[Report This] Published: 11/23/2005 Updated: 11/23/2005
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed
Date: 09/03/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Very funny and hawt.  I'd have to check to make sure, but I'd always heard that the legal drinking age in Mexico was ridiculously low--like you have to be tall enough to sit on the bar stool and see over the bar.

Of Hearts and Heroes by emmilyne Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 125]
Summary: In the days following the Department of Mysteries there is no respite for Harry, as a long lost relative with exceptional powers comes to change his life forever. Ginny learns she is not the plain outsider she thinks she is. And grief and fear lead to late night connections for Ron and Hermione. Sixth year epic. (Pre-HBP/AU-beginning prior to last chapter of OoP) Ron/Hermione and Harry/Ginny.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Erotica, Mystery, Romance, Tragedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 49 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 394807 Read Count: 149008
[Report This] Published: 06/12/2006 Updated: 06/04/2012
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 07/14/2006 Title: Chapter 24: Breaking Through

Makover!Hermione is only a cliche when it's overdone.  I think you've written a very organic take on the subject.

Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed
Date: 10/04/2006 Title: Chapter 44: Back to Reality

</i>Hermione shrugged, not having a good answer to give her. Ginny must have sensed how out of sorts Hermione was, because she sighed, her annoyance melting away and her face taking on a look of <b>commissary</b> as she weaved her arm through Hermione’s. </i>

 

I think you mean "commiseration".  I've noticed a few word-choice errors here and there, but I'm fascinated by your story.

Harry Potter and the Minor Industry by Leviathan Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

Harry finds himself, Hermione and Ron somewhere they never expected to be. But why are people calling him Dan?


Categories: Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5781 Read Count: 889
[Report This] Published: 06/19/2006 Updated: 06/19/2006
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 07/07/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

OMG, this was frackin' hilarious.  I laughed so hard I gave myself a headache.  Everything felt very natural and in-character--even the 'real life characters' seemed very believable.

Author's Response: Thanks very much! I was pretty concerend about the characters who own the bodies our trio find themselves in, so I'm glad those worked for you.

Summary: It's strange, I think, how it seems nostalgic thinking about it now. As if it’s already a part of The Past.
Categories: Bad Moon Rising > War and Peace
Characters: Remus Lupin, Professor Sinistra
Genres: Fluff, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 45670 Read Count: 3307
[Report This] Published: 07/30/2006 Updated: 11/25/2006
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed
Date: 11/26/2006 Title: Chapter 10: Maintaining Balance

LOVE this line:  <i>Nothing like the inadvertent mention of lycanthropy to take the fun out of a perfectly good homophobic teasing session.</i>

(I know that's an incredibly short review, but one doesn't want to fawn.)

Hero by willowwand Rated: GP - General Public starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Ron contemplates heroism
Categories: Hallowed Halls > Drabbles
Characters: Ron Weasley
Genres: Drabble
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: Willowwand's Drabbles
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 185 Read Count: 579
[Report This] Published: 08/01/2006 Updated: 08/01/2006
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 08/01/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

You're trying to kill me, aren't you?  That scene from CoS has to be one of <i>the</i> most romantic scenes I have ever read.  Ron isn't a hero?  Bollocks!  Makes me want to shake the dozy git until his teeth rattle or until he sees that he most certainly is a hero.

Oh wait, this is supposed to be a review of your writing, isn't it?  Well, I suppose the fact that I reacted exactly as I would to a real person lets you know your Ron is spot on and every bit as three-dimensional as JKR's.



Author's Response:

*laughs* I love these kind of reviews. Your reaction alone tells me that what I wrote must have reached you in some way. :)

I adore Ron, and I agree that he is every bit a hero as his uncles, and then some. He just needs to find the heroism within him.

Thanks for reading! :)

Ritual and Tradition by inell Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Before Hermione can marry Ron, she has to participate in an ancient Weasley family ritual.

Categories: The Broomshed > More Than Two
Characters: Hermione Granger, Arthur Weasley, Bill Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Molly Weasley, Percy Weasley, Ron Weasley
Genres: Erotica, PWP
Time Period: None
Warnings: Dub-Con, FemSlash, Incest, Orgy, Rimming, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Weasleycest
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2340 Read Count: 9821
[Report This] Published: 08/13/2006 Updated: 08/13/2006
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed
Date: 02/07/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

And all I can think is, Oh, poor Harry.

The Gates of Great Darkness by Thevina Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary: What have you become if you're a Wizard whose magic has been ripped away by a curse? Ron and Draco are forced to find out, but their paths take very different routes.
Categories: The Broomshed > Dark Side
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ron Weasley
Genres: Darkfic, Drama, Tragedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Character Death, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8353 Read Count: 853
[Report This] Published: 08/14/2006 Updated: 08/14/2006
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 08/14/2006 Title: Chapter 1: The Gates of Great Darkness

Yay!  I'm so glad I read this, even if it isn't one of my pairings.  I learned a new word (banausic) and for me that's almost better than a birthday gift.  Thanks!

Author's Response: I'm glad you read it, too! I'm rather a vocabulary whore; I subscribe to word a day.org and save new words, hoping to use them in my fanfic. ;)  There's a lot of well-written Ron/Draco; do give them another try.

Harry Potter and the Unbreakable Bond by Leviathan Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 203]
Summary: Past Featured StoryWhen Hermione uses ancient magic to save Harry and Ron, the trio's lives are changed - forever! 

AU, Sixth-year.
Categories: The Broomshed > Ménage a Trio
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Erotica, Fluff, Horror, Romance, Trio
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Contains Spoiler for HBP, Contains Spoilers for DH, Graphic Violence, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Masturbation, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Threesome, Underage
Series: None
Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 165896 Read Count: 131627
[Report This] Published: 10/14/2006 Updated: 04/08/2010
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed
Date: 01/29/2007 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter Eleven: Sunday in the Park with Fred and George

 “Anyway,” said Fred, “There's this American Quodpot team, a sort of comedy performance thing--”

“They're pretty amazing,” supplied George.

“Yeah, they're really something. The New Amsterdam Travellers.”

Oh thanks for that!  Do you have any idea how painful it is to snark hot tea out one's nose?

 

Seriously, though, I am enjoying this immensely despite the fact that I'm not a fan of trio fics.  It's almost as if you've cast a literary version of Nuptialis Unum on my eyes and your fic.



Author's Response: Wow! I am greatly flattered that you're here at all if Trio's not your bag! Thank you so much for reading!

And thanks for the lovin' for my magical Globe Trotters! I really enjoyed that concept an awful. My friend Tash has a big thing about the broader Magical World that's out there, which we never see in the books, and I find all that intriguing as well, so it was great fun to explore a part of it here.

Thanks again, so very much, for reading and reviewing. Oh, and as a non-trio-fan, fair warning: Next Chapter: Pervy Three-Way Sex!

Surfacing by ThaliaChaunacy Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Some lives end not with a bang, but with a whimper.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Drama
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1233 Read Count: 446
[Report This] Published: 01/01/2007 Updated: 01/01/2007
Reviewer: Taja Reyul Signed
Date: 01/01/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Surfacing

Oh, what a heartbreakingly accurate picture of Alzheimer's.  It was especially poignant to see Hermione trying to deal with going from know-it-all to not knowing her own husband.

Author's Response: My grandmother didn't have it specifically, but had something very, very similar; similar enough that she spent her last seven years in an Alzheimer's home. So it's very near and dear to my heart. Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a kind note.