Penname: BenRG [Contact] Real name: Ben Russell-Gough
Member Since: 01/20/2006
Membership status: Member
Bio:

An adult Harry Potter fan who came upon the series late.  I ship H/G and H/Hr (despite their mutual incompatability).  The fact that neither Hermione nor Ginny seem exactly right has also led to a dalliance with H/Hr/G threesome stories (my dirty secret).

I don't write much anymore, but I have some ideas for an AU Y6-7 saga that may see the light of day one day.


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Fame and Fortune by simons_flower Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Who are you when your parents are the most famous people in the wizarding world? Part of the 'Just a Little' universe.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Hermione Granger, OFC, OMC, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Trio, General
Time Period: None
Warnings: Threesome, Alternate Universe
Series: Just a Little
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1951 Read Count: 1119
[Report This] Published: 09/26/2005 Updated: 09/26/2005
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstar
Date: 05/15/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Fame and Fortune

How do you be the child of such parents? By being yourself, of course.  That is the realisation every celebrity child comes to.

This is potentially a nice little character piece but it just turns into just a run-down of the PotterWeasleyGranger family.  It would have been a lot better if it had more about Elizabeth's life and viewpoint of it. 

Nonetheless, a good story with no real technical fault that fits in well with this AU universe.



Author's Response: Thanks.

This actually will be part of a larger series eventually.  I have at least one more multi-chapter story planned in this universe and possibly a few more one-shots.

Coffee Klatch by magicofisis Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Set after the demise of Voldemort, Wormtail and Remus chat about the good old days over coffee. Written for Saeva's Gen Ficathon.
Categories: Bad Moon Rising > War and Peace
Characters: Remus Lupin, Narcissa Malfoy
Genres: General
Time Period: None
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2174 Read Count: 354
[Report This] Published: 10/04/2005 Updated: 10/04/2005
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 07/09/2006 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

There is only one thing that I can say to this: "Revenge is a dish best served cold."  Remus, being always the distorted reflection of Sirius, has always been the calmest of the Marauders and, thus, the best one to do what needs to be done so coldly.

A Quiet Celebration With Friends by magicofisis Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 19]
Summary: Past Featured StoryThe Trio get a bit tipsy at Bill and Fleur’s wedding reception and things get interesting.
Categories: The Broomshed > Ménage a Trio
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Erotica
Time Period: None
Warnings: Threesome, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7761 Read Count: 9953
[Report This] Published: 10/19/2005 Updated: 10/19/2005
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 06/29/2007 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

Ah, Ginny! The power of a closed mind to see what it only wants to see.  What you (and Mollly) would have thougth if you knew what /really/ went on here...

I find myself wondering exactly how much Harry, Ron and Hermione will rememeber when they wake up (with purgatorial hangovers, of course).  Will they leap into this new lifestyle or will the embarrassment drive them apart? Only time will tell.

Surprisingly in-character for an adult-oriented story. 

Love Freely Given by magicofisis Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Harry has insomnia. Hermione is a good friend. Written as a birthday gift fic for Annearchy. Harry/Hermione, PWP, First Time.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter
Genres: Erotica
Time Period: None
Warnings: Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5984 Read Count: 977
[Report This] Published: 10/23/2005 Updated: 10/23/2005
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarhalf-star
Date: 01/20/2006 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

I have a bludger with the 'nads of this particular version of Harry Potter in their sights.  You do not do things like that to a girl.

Well written, though

Just Another Weasley by Carma Rated: GP - General Public starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 3]
Summary: It's the night before our favorite couple will arrive at Platform 9 & 3/4 to send their children off to Hogwarts for yet another term, but Hermione is having trouble letting go of her eleven-year-old daughter.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Fluff
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1480 Read Count: 681
[Report This] Published: 12/28/2005 Updated: 12/29/2005
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 06/15/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aww! That was lovely.  A real insight into a mother's dilemma when sending her children off to school (especially a boarding school). 

I'm not usually a R/Hr fan but you got adult Hermione just right.  It is also true that we usually only really understand ourselves when we see it reflected in someone else - in this case, her daughter.

I assume that Harry is with Ginny.  I wonder if this generation of Weasleys and Potters are friends?

Quintessential Sisterhood by Rynne Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 2]
Summary: After the final battle, a twin remembers her sister.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Walden Macnair, Abraxas Malfoy
Genres: Tragedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3018 Read Count: 411
[Report This] Published: 06/16/2006 Updated: 06/16/2006
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 06/17/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

*Sniffles* Sad, yet life affirming.  Even a life wrongly cut short can have great meaning by its end - and by those it touched in its short time.

This was a great story showing a very believable ending to the HP tale.  The Patil girls have never really been explored in depth, but I imagine that this is a good insight into the mind of any twin who has lost his or her 'other half'.

Overall, a fine work.

Molly Wobblus Interruptus by alloy Rated: FG13 - Family Guidance13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary: After the war....a beautiful tender moment between a witch and her wizard....NOT!
Categories: Remains of the Day > Drabbles
Characters: Arthur Weasley, Molly Weasley
Genres: Comedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Major Fluff
Series: Midnight Confessions
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 426 Read Count: 1358
[Report This] Published: 06/27/2006 Updated: 06/27/2006
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 06/29/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

There is only one thing that I can say about this story: BWAHAHAHAHA!

Oh that was lovely.  The perils of having a large, loving and extremely extrovert family.  I'm not sure if it coudl have got worse if you tried.  Maybe Harry and Luna arriving for some pre-arranged meeting with Ron, Ginny and Hermione followed by some of Luna's... unique... thoughts? ;-)



Author's Response: I was thinking the announcment of eight pregnancies....cause everyone forgot to use the charm that night.

Mother's Day by BeccyBlue Rated: GP - General Public starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Molly has a question, and an unexpected card has an answer.


Categories: Hallowed Halls > Drabbles
Characters: Molly Weasley
Genres: Drabble, Fluff
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 519 Read Count: 342
[Report This] Published: 06/28/2006 Updated: 06/28/2006
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 06/29/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was a lovely little piece that captures the essence of the character of Molly very well.  We all have our roles to play and I think that Molly can be sure that she has found her proper role.

This piece was short but perfectly formed.  You should be proud of it.

Appreciation by inell Rated: MT - Mature Themes starhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Arthur brings home a Muggle device for Molly

Categories: Bad Moon Rising > Drabbles
Characters: Arthur Weasley, Molly Weasley
Genres: Drabble
Time Period: None
Warnings: Het
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 99 Read Count: 551
[Report This] Published: 07/21/2006 Updated: 07/21/2006
Reviewer: BenRG Signed star
Date: 07/22/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Well... okay, so Arthur has bought Molly a sex toy.  So what? This story is too short and doesn't seem to have any purpose other than to attempt to make a one-paragraph joke of this concept.

Sorry, but I'm afraid this one's a miss.

Just the Mother by emmilyne Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Past Featured StoryOn their holiday in Nice, Molly contemplates life and the decisions she made that brought her to the place she is now, the mother of sons seemingly incapable of mature, healthy relationships.

Outtake to Of Hearts and Heroes. Best read between chapters thirty and thirty-one.
Categories: Bad Moon Rising > War and Peace
Characters: Arthur Weasley, Molly Weasley
Genres: Drama, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5221 Read Count: 1341
[Report This] Published: 07/25/2006 Updated: 07/25/2006
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 07/25/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A lovely character piece with Molly perfectly in character.  Yes, it is never easy being the mother of heroes.  However, Arthur is right to point out that she is only the mother of heroes because she raised them all so well.

More Than Enough by inell Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Tomorrow, everything changes.  Harry/Hermione
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter
Genres: None
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1865 Read Count: 303
[Report This] Published: 08/13/2006 Updated: 08/13/2006
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 10/25/2007 Title: Chapter 1: More Than Enough

Aw.  It's lovely.  I mean that.  You really get into Hermione's thoughts and how a young person (only 18, after all) might be thinking realising that tonight might be the last night of her life.  With that in mind, the touch with socks for Dobby was particularly nice.

Interesting that you do this without any speech whatsoever.  It isn't a story about verbal communication - it is a story about feelings and communicating them on a primal level. 

Of course, Hermione has probably given Harry something to live for.  It is odd that most fanfic writers and JKR came to completely opposing conclusions about what having such close bonds would do for Harry.  For most fanfic writers, it gives him something to live and win for.  For JKR it gave him the courage to die when it became clear that this is what needed to happen.

Just to add that I've always been a fan of your stories.

Summary: Harry/Ginny art done for the Demelza House Fundraiser. With Line Art

Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley
Genres: Fluff
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: Demelza House Fundraiser Art
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2 Read Count: 1324
[Report This] Published: 08/25/2006 Updated: 08/25/2006
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 08/26/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A very nice piece.  Ginny's tears are a nice touch.  I may be a H/Hr fan, but I know good art when I see it.

With You Forever by DevilO Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Harry Potter can't live without Ginny Weasley but has to. Ginny Weasley can't live without her family but has to. Hermione Granger has to live without everyone...for a short time.

Story is after the War. Long one, but a lot better and interesting later.

Smut in some chapters.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Various, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Erotica, General, Romance, Tragedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3109 Read Count: 587
[Report This] Published: 12/24/2006 Updated: 01/02/2007
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 12/24/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Ginny's Leave

An interesting start to the story.  It might be one to continue too.  How do Harry, Hermione and Ginny adjust to post-war life? Do they try to live on or do they just mourn until they rejoing their loved ones?

The weirdness fan in me sees potential for a unconventional relationship but that isn't absoloutely needed.

All speculation aside, a good introspective emotion piece, although somewhat bare of real detail.  For this reason alone it deserves to be continued: to show all the characters' feelings in details and how they cope (or not) in the days to come.

Stranded by Ginfan Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 0]
Summary: As Harry's spell meets Voldemort's a blinding light flashes as a wave of power knocks everyone off their feet. When Ron regains his feet, Voldemort's dead corpse lies alone in a blakened circle and Harry and Ginny are gone.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts
Characters: George Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Ron Weasley
Genres: Erotica, Fluff, Romance, Tragedy
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, Character Death, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 53850 Read Count: 18735
[Report This] Published: 03/26/2007 Updated: 07/25/2007
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 07/26/2007 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17: Home

You know, I'm loving this story; It reminds me a little of a classic movie called 'Blue Lagoon'.  Without the whole puberty cionfusion thing that seemed to be the point of parts of the movie. :-p

What really strikes me is how Harry and Ginny are happy on their island.  Harry never liked being "The Boy Who Lived" and, I think, this self-imposed exile is something far more to his liking than living the life of a public figure in Britain.  And as for Ginny? Well, she is happy wherever Harry is.

I have the feeling that we are working towards the final conclusion.  I also think that, given the special wand that Dumbledore ordered for Skye (was there ever a moment when the old man wasn't ten steps ahead of the rest of us?) I suspect that her destiny will be an amazing one indeed.

Looking forward to more!

(reflect what you are) by Tarie Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 0]
Summary: God, but Harry is too young to fight, to face Voldemort. If he were to die, James doesn't know what he'd do. It's too young; Harry has his whole life in front of him.

He'd been too young, too. (Harry/Ron/Hermione, James)

Categories: Remains of the Day > Three of Hearts
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Various, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, General, Romance, Tragedy, Trio
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, Character Death, Contains Spoiler for HBP, Strong Language
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4486 Read Count: 2470
[Report This] Published: 06/17/2007 Updated: 06/17/2007
Reviewer: BenRG Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 06/17/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

An interesting fast-forward through the post-DH world from a decidely unexpected source.  I'm not much of a Trio-ship man myself, but this is a well-written and well-presented work that does capture the characters in a believable manner.



Author's Response: Thank you very much!  I am very much a Trio-shipper and a James fan, so this was a joy to write.  Thanks for giving it a chance even though it might not have been your usual fare.  ;)