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06/01/09




Hello! I'm Julia and when I'm not cavorting with elves in Middle Earth, I'm a moderator for this archive, among other things.

Poetry, Anyone? I am the resident Poet Laureate over on the Beta Boards as leader of this fun little group. We have monthly challenges all with a Harry Potter twist. You can also find solid and comprehensive critique for any poems and help for all your archive-based concerns.

Susan Bones Book Club. I am the leader of this fun little group. Each month the SBBC chooses two to three fics from the archives to discuss. We also have monthly drabble activities and an incredibly lively chat thread. We accept new members at all times so if you're interested go and take a look. It's open to all members of the beta boards. If you have any questions or concerns then don't hesitate to PM me.


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Consequentially Yours by Nyruserra

Rated: Professors • 332 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: It's a rescue, really. At least, that's what Fred and George Weasley manage to convince him of. After all, Hermione is sure to be a target for revenge seeking Purebloods - what could any right-minded Wizard do but step in to help?


But with the shadow of Voldemort still hanging over a frightened community, Oliver is about to find out that the consequences of doing the right thing can get very out of hand!


An Oliver Wood/Hermione Granger Romance



Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 10/13/09 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter Eight - Further Back Than In

*sigh* I'm loving this fic. Hermione/Oliver is something I never would have picked but hey I'm writing a Hermione/George so I decided to give this a go :) I'm slowly working my way through and just thought I'd leave a note telling you how much I'm enjoying this.



When Saints Die, The World Stops Spinning by forsakenphoenix

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 71 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Hope, loyalty, love, despair, and tragedy. Through it all, Lily discovers the truth about the Marauders, the affable troublemakers who hide behind smokescreens but still glitter in shattered light. They aren't the glorious, graceful men they are often perceived as, but stumbling, awkward boys who are still trying to find their way out of darkness.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 01/23/10 Title: Chapter 1: When Saints Die, The World Stops Spinning

Wow. This is brilliant. It's such a great idea and I loved the structure but your overall flow and mastery of beautiful language just makes it even more powerful. The way you tied the ending with the beginning is so heart-breaking and real. I loved it.



Black and Blue by QueenHal

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 29 Reviews
Summary: In the months following the end of the Second War, Hermione feels as if her world is shattered. Will the man who saved the world be able to save her as well? A rom-angsty look at a Post-Hogwarts Harry/Hermione.

Written for SomberBallad for the Secret SPEW challenge.

8/15 - I've responded to all reviews! Thank you all so much for your lovely words. They're much appreciated.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 02/15/10 Title: Chapter 1: One Shot

Merlin. That is one of the best Harry/Hermione's I have ever read. Just beautifully bitter and tragic.



Avada Kedavra by Magical Maeve

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 9 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: A poem ispired by the poetry of the First World War, but with a magical twist.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 12/10/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Jan! fdvsibo fdjrgbjdznxc SJDfbksjbf dz! Since Wilfred Owen's poetry is plastered across my walls at the moment, I have to say that I adore this poem. The last stanza is so potent, I could feel the thrill of reading it rise in my throat.

And death will die a thousand times
While I will face it one time only.
And as I hear the gentle chimes
Of a bell discordant, ringing lonely


Shizzle, that's going to be ringing in my ears for days. My work mates think I'm crazy because I take anthologies of poetry to work to read during my lunch break but I think they are going to think I'm crazier if I start printing all your poetry and bringing it to work in a clearfile... oh well! *can't believe I didn't discover this little gem earlier*

-Julia XD



My Deliverance by TwinSuns

Rated: Professors • 426 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Voldemort's rising reign of terror, NEWTs, death attempts, a Headship, a tangled affair with James Potter, hilarity, grief, love, secrecy, maddness... it's almost hard to believe that I've survived to graduate. I am Lily Evans, and this is my 7th year.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 07/27/09 Title: Chapter 19: Interlude VIII

Wow wow wow. I just finished reading the whole thing so far! I love this fic. It has to be one of the best I have read here on MNFF! Well done! Please please please update soon because I am DYING to find out what happens next. Also, I love the fact you have included Frank and Alice. You are VERY good at charaterisation.



Behind those Emerald Eyes by makinmagic323

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 2011 Reviews
Summary: Ten years have elapsed since Dumbledore's death and McGonagall has Hogwarts back on its feet again. Hermione and Malfoy both teach at the school. But when a new teacher is hired to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts, everyone seems to feel that they've met him before. A story of mystery, passion, friendship, and jealousy… not to mention that Harry Potter has been missing for ten years and Voldemort is dead. (All violence is mild).

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Disclaimer: I own my imagination, JK Rowling owns Harry Potter.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 12/14/09 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 12: Hogsmeade Mistakes

Please, please, please update! I love Harmony fics but no one ever finishes them! My guess is g with b and c as the two options!!!



Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 07/23/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Gingersnap Cookies

Draco's misfired spell! LMAO



Don't Tell Me Truth Hurts by SomberBallad

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 26 Reviews
Summary: After Harry has defeated the Dark Lord the trio must face the demons that still surround them and deal with the change that has affected them all.



A dark and angsty Harry/Hermione romance.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 12/08/09 Title: Chapter 1: Underground

Brilliant. One of my favourite Harmony fics by far! Dark/angsty Harmony is always the best. Fluffy Harmony doesn't work very often just because of the nature of the pairing. There is something so deliciously forbidden with Harry/Hermione and you really captured that! I did like how you ended on a lighter note, though. It's like you came full circle. Well done!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! I'm really glad you liked it. I kind of see Harmony as complicated, Harry and Hermione are very much on the same level emotionally, but when bad things happen, I'm not sure that's always easy and that's what I tried to convey. Thank you again for the review!



Wednesday Dates by belladonna_tb

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 128 Reviews
Summary: Whoever knew that a couple still went on "dates" after they were married?


:::old H/G:::

Runner-Up in the Best Canon Romance category of the 2007 Quicksilver Quill Awards


For those interested, I'm planning on writing a Prequel to this story. Just thought I'd let everyone know.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/15/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

So beautifully written! You deserved your recognition in the QSQ's. My mum is asking me what's wrong because I'm crying as I type this, She thinks my boyfriend has broken up with me. Silly mum :)



He Just Doesn't Fancy You by mgle_teacher

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 72 Reviews
Summary: It has been six years since Voldemort died at the hands of Harry Potter. The Wizarding world has moved on, and flourished. However, in the deep of London, one young man struggles to seduce his friend of five years as she remains inept and in the dark regardless of the subtle ways he tries to win her heart.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 01/16/11 Title: Chapter 2: A peace sign, and a kiss

Oh I so so so enjoyed this! I loved the humour and banter between Draco and Hermione. Fantastic read!

Author's Response: Thanks for reading! I enjoy writing Dramione ;)



101 Ways to Woo Hermione Granger by Katdiva

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 139 Reviews
Summary: Hermione Granger is pursued by a relentless Draco Malfoy. And what a Malfoy wants, a Malfoy gets!
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 08/15/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was great! I listened to it on Audiofics and thought I better review. Also, something else made me laugh out loud to myself. I love that you named Draco's owl Attila, coincidentally I named Draco's owl Attila in one of my own fics! Perfect :)



Dearest Friends by aethershine

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 31 Reviews
Summary: While this may at the the outset appear to be a romance fiction about Harry and Hermione, I implore you to look a little deeper. Part One takes place during a dark time in DH. Part two occurs five years later. DH spoilers.


Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 12/02/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Neither breathed, but only looked deeply into the other’s eyes, as if taking measure of some ancient touchstone, the singularity of which was nameless and peculiar. Hesitantly, without breaking her gaze, Harry brought Hermione’s lips to his and in the instant before they met, he inhaled her breath and she tasted like she was his.

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this before. This is one of my favourite H/Hr fics. It is perfect and I can just see this fitting into canon with Harry and Hermione finding solace and sort of thirst-quenching need within one another.



No Other Way by Oppungo

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 55 Reviews
Summary: "It hurts, doesn't it?"
"What?"
"Pretending you've fallen out of love."

At the lead up to Ron’s wedding, questions start to be asked - by Ron, by Hermione - and by Ron’s bride-to-be. Over the years, the paths that were once so closely intertwined have separated, leading off in different directions. Meeting at the crossroads, looking back at the journey that has led them there, will Ron and Hermione choose to take a turn that may take them off-course forever, or simply continue straight ahead? Exect humour, mix ups, twists and turns amongst Ron and Hermione's ever tempestuous relationship - now complete!
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 04/14/10 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - Straight Ahead

*sniff* That scene just broke my heart. It was perfectly awkward and sad. I'm looking forward to the final chapter : )

Author's Response: Oh, I'm so glad - it was definitey supposed to have that feel to it! However, I'm afraid that was the last chapter - they didn't get their happy ending - in this story, anyway. Luckily they did in the books!



Long-Distance Extendable Ears by Schmerg_The_Impaler

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 171 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: Fred is dead.

But that's just the beginning! Because one of George's ears is up in heaven, and the other is down on earth...

Oh, the possibilities!

Written for the Next Great Adventure challenge on the MNFF beta boards. I am Schmerg_The_Impaler of Hufflepuff House.
Twice nominated for Best Post-Hogwarts Story in the 2008 Quicksilver Quills Awards!
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 07/31/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One and Only

Well I just finished listening to this today on Audiofictions. I absolutely loved this fic. It was the perfect antidote to an hour long bus ride into uni! I loved the humor but I also felt you didn't make it too light-hearted. There were times I almost cried (on the bus! Embarassing much?). I don't like it when I read a fic that treats the death of a family member with indifference because life isn't like that at all...So thankyou for your wonderful story. You made me smile!

Author's Response: Whoa, this was on Audiofictions? Where can I get my hands on this?? I want to hear! But really, thank you so much for this lovely, thoughtful review. It really means a lot to me. And have a fantastic, successful time at college!



I Choose You by TheGoldenTrio

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 55 Reviews
Summary: Hermione reflects on her relationship with Ron, beginning with his walking out in DH.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 07/14/09 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was great. I love the way you incorporated bits of the books into it too. It made the characters spot on.



Fragmentary Blue by Hatusu

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 26 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:

The whole world has gone crazy, tipped on its side, changes happening so quickly that Harry can’t keep track of them all. He isn’t at the centre of it anymore – he’s drifting peacefully somewhere on the very outer rim, and he likes it this way, and he never wants to go back.



He has a dream one night. Soft hands lift him out of his bed. He opens his eyes and their faces are like maps of a country he’s never been to but has always wanted to go. They say they’ll take him to a place where all he has to is breathe.



He says okay.



After Voldemort's defeat, Harry struggles to come to terms with love, death, and the end of innocence. One-shot. Rated for very, very mild sexual implications.



Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 11/10/09 Title: Chapter 1: Fragmentary Blue

This is stunning. Beautiful, poignant, sincere. I love it. You are an incredibly talented writer.



True War Stories by dashofmagic

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 23 Reviews
Summary: That night defined him.
For Harry Potter, the battle never ended. It haunts his dreams, it haunts his waking hours. Drowning his sorrows in the intoxicating warmth of firewhiskey, his engagement to a girl he thought he loved but no longer knows is falling apart.

I know, I know...I'm the most wondeful person you've ever met.
Hermione Granger's life wasn't going according to plan. The boy she thought she loved can't seem to catch onto the fact that they are more than simple friends; her best friend is lost to darkness and depression.

What do you do when life keeps throwing you curves? Follow two people who attempt to dance around them...and wind up in each other's embrace.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 12/08/09 Title: Chapter 1: Hermione

Wow this hasn't been updated in over a year! Are you still around and writing? 'Cos if you are then I really hope you continue this fic! I love Harmony!

Author's Response: I'm definitely trying to write it. I'm in my first year of college, so it's been pretty busy, but I'm going to try to work on it over the holidays! Keep checking!



When Worlds Collide by jenny b

Rated: 6th-7th Years • 256 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary:

Rose was a Weasley. She never gave Scorpius Malfoy a second glance. They were sworn enemies, even though they’d barely even spoken to each other. But sometimes all it takes for love to blossom is a Potions lesson, a few snide remarks and a dropped book.

Two people. Two entirely different worlds that are suddenly intertwined.

Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 05/03/10 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter Nineteen: That Same Old Argument

Ah! I loved the ending! I'm slightly annoyed at Rose for letting her troubles get in the way of her schoolwork but I guess that is the Hermione in me :)

Nice job as always. Can't wait for the next update.



Cette Nuit by clabbert2101

Rated: 1st-2nd Years • 13 Reviews
Summary: A rallying cry for the Order. I'd like to think that Tonks and Lupin stood in the front of the Great Hall before the final battle, and took turns giving this speech.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 11/25/09 Title: Chapter 1: Cette Nuit

Erm, why have I not read this poem before? Bella! I love it! You have a real knack for rhyme and flow, something that I do not. This poem is short yet it has an innately epic feel. I also love how you reiterate the opening line in the final line. FAVOURITES!

Author's Response: Thanks so much, Julia! -squishes-



Differences Aside by cassie123

Rated: 3rd-5th Years • 9 Reviews Past Featured Story
Summary: For Dean, it's the differences between he and Luna that hold them together, and he is willing do to anything keep it that way. But if the one thing that is pulling them apart is Luna herself, Dean is helpless.

Dean Thomas/Luna Lovegood One-shot.
Reviewer: the opaleye Signed
Date: 06/01/09 Title: Chapter 1: Differences Aside

this is a great little one-shot. well done. i feel like you really got the characters right, especially luna. i want to know more lol which is a good sign!!!

Author's Response: Aw, thanks so much :) I'm glad you liked my Luna. She's tricky to get right. - Cassie