Penname: SophiaMaria [Contact] Real name:
Member Since: 01/13/2006
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Bio:
I'm a policy wonk in my late 30's and an obsessed HP fan. I've been reading fan fic for a few years and have recently started to try my hand at writing it.  My favorite ships to read are the basic canon ships, plus Harry/Ron and Trio. I'll also read any other ship that's well written, including Harry/Draco.  But my favorite ships to write are any that my plot bunny insists on.  And of course I MUST listen to the bunny or he will gnaw on my computer cables and pee on my keyboard.
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Wake Me by risiepookie Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 173]
Summary: In the midst of the War, Hermione is kidnapped and held captive as Ron, Harry and Ginny search desperately for her. Hermione and Ron share a psychic connection, with which she tries to help him find her before it is too late.

A strong warning for this story, as it does contain the rape of a character and severe psychological trauma.

*This is the first story in my Awakenings Series*
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Angst, Darkfic, Drama, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, Het, Rape, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 52346 Read Count: 16297
[Report This] Published: 08/23/2006 Updated: 08/23/2007
Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/04/2007 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - Unveiled

Some observations, going in reverse order:

“You what? You chose now to kiss her? What the hell is the matter with you?”

Ginny is such a wet blanket!

“Ron? You’ve gone to that dirty place in your mind, haven’t you?”

But so astute!

Oh, the scene in the pensieve made me cry – both Ron and Harry’s reaction to seeing her being raped, and how Harry and Ginny comforted him. It’s sad that the shame on both their parts kept them from getting her rescued earlier – she wouldn’t let Ron in because of her shame, and he wouldn’t let Harry and Ginny see the memory because of his feelings of shame on her behalf.

And I had guessed that it was the guy who did the psychological screening when you first mentioned him a few chapters back. Who else would have known about her sources of shame and guilt?

“In the past two weeks, I had tracked down more leads that got us nowhere than I cared to remember. I knocked on hundreds of doors. I listened to hundreds of voices.”

Of COURSE he did!

“I was just looking at the tip of her tongue for an elusive answer,” I threw over my shoulder….

This was a cute scene. The first bit of levity we’ve seen so far!

“I looked up to catch more silent communication passing between Harry and Ginny. Merlin, I miss doing that with Hermione and feeling like I am part of a special club, too.”

Aw, Ron. You’ll get that soon!

Great chapter!


Author's Response:

Hi Beth!  Thanks so much for the awesome review!  It's always nice to see the specific parts that you are enjoying or that are hitting a chord in you. 

The pensieve scene (and the scene directly after it in the kitchen) were very emotionally difficult for me to write.  I know from experience, personal and professional, just how astounding the effects of shame can be on situations like this one.  It moves people to do otherwise very irrational things, just to avoid losing more pride and dignity.

Yes, the first real bit of lightness we have had in this fic, even if it was VERY short-lived.  I had to through something in there, especially between Ron and Ginny, because I love the sibling dynamic that can come out among them. 

Thanks again for the fantastic review!!!  ::hugs you::  *peach cobbler for you* 

Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/04/2007 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - Slipping Further Away

Man, those flashbacks was agonizing. (But not as much as him raping her as Ron.) I know that those two conversations were not in canon, but in a way, Hermione asking Ron to Slughorn’s party and him turning her down and taking up with Lavender was kind of like that (but must less obviously stated).

I like Hermione’s checklists for her torture – “Crucio, check. Imperio, check.” Very Hermione-like.

Intense but wonderful chapter once again!


Author's Response:

Hi there again!  :o) 

You know, it's an odd thing about agony- I was seriously crying as I wrote the two flashback scenes, because it was so painful for me to get them out.  The scene with the rape (as Ron) was really difficult for me, and I kept resisting the process.  I kept deleting and editing and trying to find a way around that, but my muse really wanted it to come out with him doing that.  I'm glad Hermione's checklists came across as in-character.  I was a bit worried they might come off as silly. 

Thanks, again, for giving me some things to think about.  It's so nice to hear the ways you are resonating with the fic. 

*rootbeer float for you*

Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/04/2007 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - Barely Breathing

Oh, poor Ron! I hope she comes around, but I’m sure it won’t be soon, given what she’s been through.

"Hurts, doesn’t it?” I spat to the unconscious Death Eater before continuing on my part of the rescue mission.

Go Ron! Kick some Death Eater ass!

“I need Healer Longbottom right now! This woman needs a private room immediately. This is official Ministry business.” Ginny continued barking orders at every person she encountered.

Go Ginny! Kick some healer ass!

“Ginny and I watched on as Neville – Healer Longbottom – took charge and amazed me with his confidence and decisiveness.”

Go Neville! Kick some …. um... ass! I like your decisive Neville!

Good portrayal of Ron’s panic attack. I’m sure you know the symptoms! I got a psychologist friend to diagnose mine a while back. I didn’t know why my chest kept squeezing when I was under stress, and she told me that’s what was happening. Fortunately, much milder than Ron’s type of attack.

I liked him changing the room colors for her. Always taking care of her. And the scene in the bed, before she woke up. I hope what he said while she was sleeping sunk in.

Another good chapter. I look forward to seeing where it goes from here!


Author's Response:

Hi my dear Beth!

Yes, there was loads and loads of ass-kicking in this chapter.  After the EIGHT chapters leading up to this, I felt like we all needed something decisive, fast-paced, and involved, because it's been such a long journey to this place! 

You're right- as a therapist at a college, I see panic attacks all of the time- and the one portrayed here was certainly a more severe one.  I really don't see Ron as the panicking type, but when it involves Hermione and possibly losing her it makes sense to me.  I think Ron is the type to fall apart when nobody is watching, and he managed to get through the entire rescue and to a safe place (with Ginny!) before it really hit him. 

Thanks so much for another AWESOME review!  It helps so much to hear the parts that are working for you and the parts that you are enjoying.  Because this is a work in progress, it definitely impacts me hearing everyone's comments as I am writing.  ::hugs you::

*pineapple upside-down cake for you*

Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed
Date: 08/24/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1- Forcibly Taken

AACK! What's wrong??? (I'm referring to the last few lines.) I'm so glad she was able to get over her initial reaction to Ron and let him back in, but she's bound to have those reactions for a while. Poor things! I'm so glad you updated, hon!

Author's Response: Hey, Beth!  Thanks so much for reading and reviewing; I really appreciate it!  It's going to be a struggle for a bit to try to get those feelings under control, but there is healing ahead.  After I update my other fic, I'll be back on this one, so there won't be as long as wait between chapters as last time!  Thanks again!  *pecan pie for you*

If a Man Answers by risiepookie Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 218]
Summary: When Ron comes back after two years, he dreads another man answering Hermione's door in the middle of the night. He certainly didn't expect the other man to be Harry. Jealousy, sex, betrayal, confusion, and heartache ensue.  Unfortunately, all is not as it should be and Ron must survive the unexpected consequences of his return, including broken relationships and promises.

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Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Angst, Drama, Erotica, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Contains Spoilers for DH, Het, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 40051 Read Count: 29660
[Report This] Published: 08/27/2006 Updated: 04/21/2008
Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed
Date: 02/11/2007 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 - A Real Homecoming

This is my first review on your story, and I wanted to say how much I like it and am glad you updated! So many of these stories have neat and tidy wrapups to these kinds of situations, but yours shows the real complexity and pain of a love triangle. Yes, a trio can work in some cases, but in this version it just may not work. I'm looking forward to seeing how you resolve it!

Author's Response:

Hi Beth!  Thanks so much for reading and reviewing; I really appreciate it!  It's nice to hear when readers realise why I can't just make everything clean and easy- it wouldn't be a realistic resolution to something so serious and painful.  I'm happy you seem to be connecting with the story.  Thanks again!

*Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream for you*

The Darkest Recesses of the Heart by kerryblaze Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 36]
Summary: Harry disappears suddenly. The Ministry accuses him of being a dark wizard. Ron and Hermione search for him.
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Character Death, Contains Spoiler for HBP, Minor Character Death, OC, Slash, Strong Language
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 84484 Read Count: 13713
[Report This] Published: 10/03/2006 Updated: 08/06/2007
Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed
Date: 11/08/2006 Title: Chapter 5: A New Fact

I'm reviewing in the hope that reviews will feed your muse! I love this story. I'm dying to find out about Harry's mystery, see Ron figure out that being flirted with by a bunch of randy gay American men isn't so bad, see Ron realize that he's in love with Harry, and get to the boysex! Great story so far!

Actually, I think you should throw in a side story about a former PA senator who happens to wander into town seeking solace after a devastating loss in the recent election, and just _happens_ to stumble into the group of randy gay men at the local gay bar....

Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed
Date: 06/09/2007 Title: Chapter 16: A New Enemy

Ooh! That was a really exciting chapter! Harry got his memory back!! I kept wondering why Ron didn't portkey them to St. Mungos, but I forgot that they are wanted men. I'm loving this story and am so glad you are updating quickly!

Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed
Date: 03/06/2008 Title: Chapter 22: A New Ending

I just read this for the second (or third?) time and think it’s my absolute favorite H/R story to date (used to be your “Changes” but this tops it!).  It has so many wonderful things that make great fanfic -– a good mystery, well-drawn original characters (no Mary Sues/Stus!) to mix things up a bit (I love Shawn!), romance, smut/hot boysex, brooding Harry, frustrated Ron, UST, know-it-all Hermione, and a great ending.  I love stories where the muggle and wizarding worlds collide, when they have to explain the wizarding world to sympathetic muggles, and they work together to solve a problem.   And did I mention the boysex?  Can’t wait for your next story!

All That They Had Not Lost by Quizzical Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 114]
Summary: The rest of the world had ceased to exist outside of their circle. Outside of their search. That would they do now they had found what they had been looking for, and it was all destroyed? So much had been lost in the process.

Written pre Deathly Hallows.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Three of Hearts
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Drama, Romance, Trio
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: All That They Had Not Lost
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27572 Read Count: 20413
[Report This] Published: 10/12/2006 Updated: 02/28/2007
Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/02/2007 Title: Chapter 9: Epilogue

Awww. This ending was simply wonderful! I hadn't commented before now, but I wanted to tell you how much I loved the story and how the ending was such a lovely way to end it - showing Harry finally knowing what happiness is, what it is to feel true love. And a wonderful final sentence!

Author's Response:

thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed it!

Q

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: 133755
[Report This] Published: 10/14/2006 Updated: 04/08/2010
Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/28/2007 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter Fourteen: "Yes, We're Going to a Party, Party"

Another great chapter! Lots of lovely smut, a wonderful deflowering scene, a contrite Dudley, and a nicely feisty yet forgiving Ginny! Looking forward to the next chapter!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for a wonderfully kind review! I'm so glad you're enjoying this story!

The Sneeze by risiepookie Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 28]
Summary: "Your problem," kiss, "is that you're thinking about it too much. You have to let it come naturally and then just let go."

Hermione has to sneeze, but some things she just can't force, try as she may.  Ron lends a helping hand by showing her the fun in patiently waiting for release. 

Not much plot, just an excuse for smut and spewing of random facts about sneezes.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Erotica, Fluff
Time Period: None
Warnings: Major Fluff, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2744 Read Count: 2782
[Report This] Published: 11/13/2006 Updated: 11/14/2006
Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/04/2007 Title: Chapter 1: The Sneeze

That was funny and so sweet! (and hot) "Oh, yeah. I loved it when you got allergies back at Hogwarts. Your chest would heave and you would get flushed and bothered and would try to force it out. It was passionate. Everything about you fascinated me- still does." Hee. I love the idea of him watching her out of the corner of his eye as they studied and thinking about what she would look like when she ... um... sneezed. Nice story, Risie!

Author's Response:

Hey Beth!  Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!!!  I'm so glad you enjoyed it- especially since it's so different than what I normally write (i.e. fluffy, smutty, very little angst).  And, honestly, don't you think he wondered what she would look like- to use your phrasing- when she ... um... sneezed??  hehe.  ::hugs to you, my dear::

*chocolate covered strawberries for you*

Perchance to Dream by ElvisVF101 Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
Summary: Harry awakens from a nightmare to find the world has changed.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts
Characters: Hermione Granger, Lily Evans Potter, Harry Potter, James Potter, Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Mystery, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Contains Spoiler for HBP
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 30058 Read Count: 4415
[Report This] Published: 12/30/2006 Updated: 03/29/2007
Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/05/2007 Title: Chapter 8: Snapshots

This is my first chance to review and I wanted to let you know that I like your story.  It's very intriguing.  I love seeing Harry get everything he ever wanted and live a seemingly charmed life.  But the glimpses of his other life, in his dreams, and the idea that it's a spell cast by Voldemort is chilling. This chapter makes it seem like the spell is ratcheting up, not letting him go by giving him everything he ever wanted.  I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here!

Author's Response: Thanks for reading. I\'m glad you\'re enjoying it. I\'m glad you do find the underlying premise intriguing. There is quite a bit at stake, and I hoped that people would be gripped by the balance.

Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/17/2007 Title: Chapter 10: The Visitor

What a great chapter! Very interesting explanation for what’s happening to him. I’m not the biggest Dobby fan but I loved your characterization of him and backstory on the house elves and the powers that they have, as well as the idea that the power of their love, which had been corrupted by their enslavement and translated into “loyalty” to their masters. Good characterization of Dobby and of Dumbledore and his often cryptic explanations and responses to Harry’s questions.

What a horrible choice he has to make. But I’m sure he’ll make the right one! I’m looking forward to the next chapter!

Author's Response: Thanks for reading. Dobby having extra powers is an idea I\'ve borrowed from a few fics, but I\'m glad you liked it all the same.

Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/30/2007 Title: Chapter 12: Living

What a lovely way to end the story! I loved the scene with his parents in his dream. You had my crying. Did he tell her about the dreams, or just the horcruxes?  Hopefully now he'll be able to finish the job and live out those dreams.  Will there be a sequel? (other than JKR's!)  Nice job!



Author's Response: Thanks for all the support. Yes, Harry tells Ginny everything. I don\'t know if he\'ll actually do that, but that was my take on things. I don\'t have a sequel planned, and I think book 7 will come out before I could even think about writing one. So, I suppose you\'ll have to settle for JKr\'s!

The Glass Onion by mapleandmahogany Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 143]
Summary: Past Featured StoryThe war against Voldemort has just ended, and Lee has been attacked and hexed while minding the joke shop for the Twins. The near loss of his friend makes George face his feelings.
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: George Weasley, Lee Jordan
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Erotica, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Angst, Frottage, Masturbation, Minor Fluff, Rimming, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 50 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 45552 Read Count: 51715
[Report This] Published: 01/12/2007 Updated: 11/12/2007
Reviewer: SophiaMaria Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/13/2007 Title: Chapter 28: 28. Restaurants

Awww, poor boys. I’m glad they made up.

Yay! A Weasley spotted dick joke!

"Black and red babies" – too funny!

“What the hell sense does that make? I have to be a Legilimens now? When did you become a woman?”

As a woman, I’m officially offended, but it rings true....

Loving the story - thanks for updating!


Author's Response:

I'm so lucky that a Weasley boy wouldn't pass up the opportunity to go for the base Spotted Dick joke. Heh. 

Yeah, you'd think men could avoid the mind games, wouldn't you?

Thank you!!