Penname: oldenuf2nobetter [Contact] Real name: barbara
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Tea and Empathy by Rickey_A Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary: It’s a long journey back from the defeat of Voldemort, especially in someone else’s shoes. Harry/Ron (sort of HP/DM - strange masturbation scene)
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: Angst
Series: Tea and Empathy
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9160 Read Count: 1211
[Report This] Published: 02/05/2007 Updated: 02/05/2007
Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/30/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love this! What a great story line.  And I love Ron and Harry.  Poor Ron.  That would sort of put you off, wouldn't it?  I think this is terrific.

 



Author's Response: glad you enjoyed it I really tried to do something different.

Bad Day? by Nefyr Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Past Featured StoryHarry has issues with the daily grind at Hogwarts. Ron decides to help, whether Harry wants it or not.
Categories: The Broomshed > Dark Side
Characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: PWP
Time Period: None
Warnings: Dub-Con
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1010 Read Count: 1760
[Report This] Published: 02/14/2007 Updated: 02/16/2007
Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed
Date: 04/29/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

"the dark lord won't kill you if you ask him nicely not to"?

LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!! 



Author's Response:

The ministry-approved tactics are clearly superior.

 =P

No Real Risk by Amanuensis Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Past Featured StoryWritten for beloved_enemies's inaugural Dictionary Drabbles challenge (though a little late and a bit over the word count), prompt: "fable."
Categories: Dark Tales > Going Under
Characters: Lucius Malfoy, Harry Potter
Genres: Darkfic, Ficlet
Time Period: None
Warnings: Non-Con
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 836 Read Count: 1295
[Report This] Published: 03/08/2007 Updated: 03/08/2007
Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/14/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love the way you write. This frightening, and creepy, and sexy as hell, and everytime I read your Lucius Malfoy, I hear jason Issac's voice.  Bravo!

Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/14/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love the way you write. This frightening, and creepy, and sexy as hell, and everytime I read your Lucius Malfoy, I hear jason Issac's voice.  Bravo!

An Ordinary Man by msmoocow Rated: GP - General Public starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Past Featured StorySuddenly, a broken wand seems inconsequential compared to other things.
Categories: Hallowed Halls > From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts
Characters: Neville Longbottom, OFC
Genres: Drama, General
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1927 Read Count: 1096
[Report This] Published: 03/19/2007 Updated: 03/19/2007
Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 07/05/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is terrific!  I am so impressed.  The pacing, the dialog...and Neville is perfect.  Bravo!

Author's Response: Oh, thank you so much!  I do love Neville a lot, and I'm glad you liked my fic.  i like to consider this one my "Neville Manifesto".  :)

Standing Alone by charlottesometimes Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Past Featured StoryHarry/Draco: Sometimes comfort comes from unexpected places.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Leaving Feast
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter
Genres: PWP
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 874 Read Count: 896
[Report This] Published: 03/26/2007 Updated: 03/26/2007
Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/12/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Standing Alone

This is beautifully written.  Very emotional.  I can understand Harry's grief; I imagie it probably was more over his lost childhood than his relatives.  And Draco's gentleness is very believeable.  We have to believe in Draco's redemption, don't we?  Without it, what would H/D shippers have?  And the end is priceless.  Very nice.

It Figures by Rickey_A Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Summary: (Harry/Draco) Ginny Weasley is getting married… to Blaise Zabini that is. It’s been seven years since the fall of Voldemort and since Harry Potter has seen Draco Malfoy. Somehow fate has put them in each other’s lives yet again. “It figures.”
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Blaise Zabini
Genres: Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11583 Read Count: 5268
[Report This] Published: 03/27/2007 Updated: 03/27/2007
Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 08/12/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Reasona I admire you're writing:

"Hi,” said Draco.

“Hi, yourself. You know, I’ve seen better flirting,” Harry teased.

“This isn’t flirting,” stated Draco as he took the glass from Harry’s hand and kissed his neck.

Draco set the glass down before gently pushed Harry onto his back. “This, my dear, is foreplay.”

And this:

“You’re staring,” Draco said in between deep breaths.

“You’re beautiful.”

In retreat, Draco turned his head to the side.

“Look at me,” Harry said softly.

Draco turned back and met Harry’s determined green-eyed stare.

“You’re beautiful,” Harry said a second time and then leaned forward and kissed Draco with every ounce of passion he could muster. Carefully, Harry pulled out and eased himself back in.

I admire plot above all things, but I also admire dialogue.  You do both as well or better than anyone I've ever read.  And when you put words in their mouths, they sound like themselves, and they sound like men. This is a terrific example of why you are so good at what you do.



Author's Response: Thanks so much.  I really appreciate the review.  I think the most important thing I strive for when writing is realistic dialogue. :D

Lust Potion #9 by Samayel Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Draco is the victim of his own scheming mind, and his own frail heart. A potion mishap leads to the ultimate wake-up call!
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter
Genres: Comedy, Erotica, General, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Dub-Con, Love/Hate, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4814 Read Count: 1523
[Report This] Published: 04/13/2007 Updated: 04/14/2007
Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/14/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Lust Potion #9

This is terrific.  I love the plot twist.  Bravo!

Author's Response: Thanks love :-) I do like it when Harry get a chanceto be the sneaky one :-)

Redeem Me by Samayel Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 66]
Summary: Two years after the events of Harry's sixth year at Hogwart's, Draco stumbles back into his life. Harry is a bitter and violent young man, Draco is a walking wreck...and who is helping who? (NC-17 rating is for later chapters. This fic is HBP compliant with only very small adjustments to suit this plot.) OOC- is for semiDark!Harry. QUILL TO PARCHMENT AWARDS: Best Post War; Runner Up-Best Angst! COMPLETE!
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Rodolphus Lestrange, Walden Macnair
Genres: Drama, Erotica, General, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Angst, Contains Spoiler for HBP, Drug Usage, Dub-Con, Graphic Violence, Hurt/Comfort, Masturbation, Minor Character Death, Non-Con, OC, Rape, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 69 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 240239 Read Count: 117019
[Report This] Published: 04/14/2007 Updated: 10/30/2007
Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/14/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Interrupted Musings, Interrupted Meal

I like this Harry very much.  He's unquestionably damaged, but strong.  And the note to Snape was classic.  Can't wait to read more.


Author's Response: The degree of harry's damage becomes a little clearer as time rolls on...especially since he'll be face to face with someone that brings out the worst in him :-)

Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/16/2007 Title: Chapter 2: Harry’s Rage, Molly’s Hope

Yeah, he's turned into quite a bad ass.  I hope there's redemption for both of them.


Author's Response: Harry will get a few rude wake up calls about his behavior, even though he has excuses for it, and there is a reason for his short fuse and amoral temperment, but to tell it to you would spoil a major plot point :-) Enjoy

Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/18/2007 Title: Chapter 3: A Fate Worse Than Death, or…‘You Want Me To WHAT?’

Well done.  Very, very well done.  First, it made me laugh; (the little shit could actually ruin Harry's day while unconscious!) and then it made me cringe.  Vivid, vivid descriptions!

Author's Response: Harry isn't out of the wringer yet either :-) It's going to be tough to find himself a caregiver instead of akiller for once :-) Draco has had much tougher time of it that first shows. and as the layers peel away, who wouldn't feel sympathy. Peace and Love, Samayel

Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed
Date: 04/20/2007 Title: Chapter 4: Following Erections…Uh…Directions

The title of the chapter made me laugh.   I am, quite simply, fascinated with these two boys.  Can't wait to see what happens next.



Author's Response: Draco wakes up, fever free, and meets his hosts properly for the first time. :-) Things get nothing but complicated from here on in :-) Peace, Samayel

Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/20/2007 Title: Chapter 5: Farewell Knives Of Pain, Hello Knives Of Fear

This chapter broke my heart.  I can hear your Molly when she speaks.  And Draco....well, what can I say?  And Harry?  Whoa.

 



Author's Response: Harry gets the hang of things as he goes, once he sorts out that Draco is not a threat and needs protecting...but that will be just a few more chapters off yet...in the meantime, Harry is deeply confused and occasionally a right bastard. Thank you for the Molly praise (I try to think of my grandmother, who was like an angel but tough as nails, when I write Molly, and when it works I feel very happy !) Peace and Love, Samayel

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Date: 04/21/2007 Title: Chapter 6: Breaking Bread, Broken Hearts

I love the way you're building this.  Your heart is engaged before you even know it's happening, and then all you care about is that things turn out okay for tboth of them.

Thank you for sharing it was us. 



Author's Response: ;-) That's the idea! There are moments of action and high tension, as well as some comedic and smutty moments, but its mainly a fic about facing internal fears and drives, and reaching toward others instead of withdrawing into the self :-) You are so very welcome!

Reviewer: oldenuf2nobetter Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04/22/2007 Title: Chapter 7: Nightmares, Daydreams, and Bitter Ironies

You're killing me, here.   They are both so damaged, so sad, in completely different ways.  The progression is both believable, and addictive.  Glad they're updating so often! 



Author's Response:

This fic does seem to tug at heartstrings like they're the last guitar at a hippie retirement home :-) I'm naughty that way. I'll try to update daily, but there may be a few two or three day gaps when I get really buy ;-) Peace and Love, Sam