Warning: DH Spoilers here! Don't read on if you haven't read the last book! As you can guess, I'm a huge Snape fan, and having the same birthyear, I decided to try to fit in a way that he ALMOST died. How could all the main characters born in 1960 die? Noooo! J.K. Rowling, you had to let at least one of them live! And just who was Mary Macdonald, anyway? What did she think about the relationship between Severus and Lily and did she have some other feelings? I'd like to try and develop her character a bit more.
Summary: What if Harry had a Godmother? And she was a Muggle? This story starts at the beginning of Order of the Phoenix and will be as canon-compliant as possible. This fan fiction will lead to a romance between Severus and the Godmother, an original character.
Thumbs up to your story and all the long, hard hours you put into it! Very creative! It's a shame J.K. Rowling doesn't read fan fics to get ideas. Snape was always the character who needed more "fleshing out."
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the story. :) Yes, it took quite a few hours for me to write this story, but I think it was worth it; I'm very pleased with the final product. To me, Snape was such an intriguing character. His presence really dominated each scene in the books that he was in. My objective in writing this story (and the sequels) was to try to give a little insight into Snape's character, since he makes fewer appearances in the books, in relation to the other HP characters. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Things are getting "hawt"! :-) Love it!
Author's Response: I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying the story! :) Thanks for sending me a review! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Gosh, this is heart-wrenching! I would be sobbing my eyes out if I wrote this!
Author's Response: Thank you for sending me my 200th review! :) Yay! To show my appreciation, I've commissioned Hedwig to deliver a jumbo-sized box of Chocolate Frogs to you, so be on the lookout! Thanks!!!! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Bravo! Another sad, yet wonderfully concocted chapter!
Author's Response: Thank you for continuing to read my writing! I'm glad to hear that you liked the chapter, even though it was sad. :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Summary: Many difficult things have been asked of Severus Snape over the years, and perhaps this latest one ought not to have been the hardest. But yet, he knew that, just beyond the gargoyle, he would be forced to confront the most difficult test he'd ever known: facing the man he killed.
Bravo! For Snape fans, this is both very well written and it tugs on the heartstrings because you can feel Severus' pain all too well. Dumbledore never gives him a break!
Summary: Amid the desolation of Diagon Alley, a tiny ray of hope lay buried. Nothing more than a tidbit amid the sweeping despair of Deathly Hallows, yet it would not let go of my imagination. Had I found the casually inserted pivotal clue that would rise like Nicolas Flamel from the pages of the first book? Or had I stumbled upon another Mark Evans: nothing but filler detail in the opening pages of The Order of the Phoenix, JKR having overlooked that he bore the same last name as Harry’s mother?
So I waited for my little gem to bear fruit, to become one of those climactic surprises we should have seen coming, but somehow overlooked. Only it never came to pass. The death count mounted to a staggering high, the epic moments came and went, Snape’s back story was finally revealed, and still nothing.
So it has lain, bereft and unwanted, among the detritus of a Diagon Alley the Death Eaters had turned into a bully’s playground. But in the intervening years, this rough diamond has become the inspiration for this story, spreading its tentacles into new and intriguing territories.
Although Harry mentions Chocolate Frog as the title of Mad-Eye Moody’s autobiography at the end of my previous tale, The Dark Phoenix, this version of the story goes beyond that. Nonetheless, the sections representing Moody’s memoirs are clearly labeled.
This story begins with events recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and continues beyond the end of the series. I have attempted to conform to canon as much as possible, elaborating only where the circumstances are vague or passed over. It is an interpretation of the events that happened behind the scenes, so to speak.
You really know how to capture the characters. I wish J.K. Rowling would read your story. It really is well written.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the heartfelt words. I think every writer on this site secretly dreams of having JKR, or her publishers, read his words. She might not agree with the way in which I’ve allowed her characters to live on, though. (You’ll see what I mean in the next few chapters.)
I have to say that I really enjoy getting into each character’s head, a task made easier by the fabulous actors who have given life to JKR’s creations. When the actor’s voice is delivering the lines in my head, I know that I have finally captured their uniqueness. Only in two instances have I deviated from that formula, i.e. with the characters of Ginny and Tonks. Not that it is any fault of the actresses, mind you, but because the scriptwriters either interpret their character so differently than in the books or because they were not given enough screen time to develop their personalities -- or both!
Summary: Hilarity reigns in the second sequel to The Accidental Godmother when Celie agrees to watch James and Albus Potter for the day at the Snape cottage. Told entirely from Snape’s uncensored point of view, he is initially disgusted with the presence of the Boy Who Lived’s young children in his house, but, like any good Slytherin, uses the opportunity to silently observe his wife’s peculiar behavior. Can a marriage be strengthened by a day of harmless babysitting? Read on to find out.
So sweet. Makes me wish J.K. Rowling would have written Snape to life again so this could happen. But then, it does in your stories, so that will have to do! Very well written, by the way.
Author's Response: As always, thank you for your many sweet compliments! :) I had so much fun writing this chapter - I just knew that combining Snape with small children (especially Harry's kids) would be a dynamic and humorous situation! I, too, wish that Snape had not been killed off and I am only too happy to create some alternate universe stories where he actually gets to live. Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Harry Potter and the Naked Potions Class - The Series by Oddish
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Harry winds up in a duel with Professor Snape, and as a result, he and his yearmates are faced with the horrific trauma of a naked potions class. In addition, Fred has a "small" magical mishap, Voldemort develops a lisp, and an insufferable Hufflepuff who knows way to much about all this shows up. And that's just Part I of this twisted but hilarious series of Hogwarts comedies. Later chapters feature dirty diapers, abused Hufflepuffs, time-traveling Hogwarts founders, Gilderoy Lockhart, a sentient soccer ball, mind-altering hot chocolate, studded dog collars, and some interesting ways to misuse the Room of Requirement.
Had me ROFL ! Loved it; I was really cracking up! Wish you'd write more "Humor" category ones.
Summary: The fourth sequel to The Accidental Godmother showcases a variety of moments in the lives of the recently expanded Snape family.
Hey, Ruby Emeralds!
I didn't see you had put up another chapter until today. It sure was fun to read...obviously! (I do love that "obviously" thing of his, too.) Like everyone else, I can't wait to see how Snape handles the talk he needs to have with his daughters before they head off to school. Good luck on your next chapter and we'll be waiting!
Author's Response: I'm so glad to hear that you "obviously" had a good time reading the chapter! (My, that man has a lovely voice!) I hope that the next chapter doesn't disappoint. Thanks for the expression of good luck; I've definitely needed it - this chapter has been harder to put into words than I originally thought. As of 4/20/12, it's a hair away from being finished (I'm going to give it one more final proofread before I submit it). Thank you for continuing to read and review! I can't wait to hear from you again! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Bravo for another fun-to-read chapter! Those girls are going to be potions masters before they start school, for sure. Like someone else said, Snape needs to go back to Hogwarts to teach (maybe you've got that in your plans, eh?) Anyway, it's really a fun read and well written, as usual. Your fans will be waiting for the next chapter!
Author's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed the latest chapter! :) Snape is definitely preparing his daughters well before they leave for Hogwarts. As to your comment about Snape returning to Hogwarts to teach, I can tell you that he won't be returning to be a full-time professor like he was before, but I haven't ruled out the possibility of a temporary teaching position yet. (I'm still dithering about that idea, so this isn't a guarantee.) I hope that you like the next chapter, which should be approved soon! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
"Oh yeah. And who's you're daddy?"
"Severus Snape!" --- That was great!
Good job with the "talk" Snape had to have with his daughters. And I like where they got Sorted into. All in all, this was a satisfying read and am looking forward to more adventures of the Snape family. The only thing, I guess, that I have to point out is that the point-of-view shifts from, for instance, Snape's to Violet's where the two of them are still sitting together after his "talk". I know it's not an easy thing to do - keeping in the thoughts of one person and having to show the thoughts of the other by dialogue. Geez, I'm working on it myself with my own story and it ain't easy, for sure! But, just thought I'd point that out for the time you write your own book (I mean, one that isn't JKR's! You've ALREADY written books!) But, otherwise, Snape always seems to be in character, and I love the daughters, esp. Violet - she's a girl after my own personality. I love the way the two girls seem to each have their own little unique bit of Severus' personality in them. Keep up the good work! And, yes, that "certain" actor who says, "Obviously" definitely has a voice to swoon over!
Author's Response: I'm absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the latest chapter! :) Thanks for commenting on the changes between the different characters' points of view; it was intentionally done in that particular scene, but I will watch out for it in the future. The new chapter will be posted soon and I hope that it doesn't disappoint. Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
How can I not love your stories? Snape finally gets the love he deserves! :-) Some parts make my stomach go all loopy. ;-) Gosh, how lucky Celie is.
"Foot-in-mouth" disease, love it! You must have some experience with animals!
Your writing seems to have gotten better and better with each subsequent book (yes, they are books, aren't they?!?), too.
Hope you're working on a book of your own. You've definitely got the patience for it! And ability.
Author's Response: Thank you for such a complimentary review! :) Your review has made me smile from ear to ear. I really liked the part of your review when you said that "some parts make my stomach go all loopy." :) I'm glad that you think my writing has improved over the course of the five "Accidental" stories. When I reread what I've already written, it all seems the same to me, but I'm thrilled that someone thinks differently. Yes, I am working on some original ideas of my own and I would love to be a real author, but in case that doesn't happen, I am having a blast sharing my writing on this forum. Thank you so much for your encouragement and enthusiasm ~ it means the world to me! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Most definitely - AWWWW! Too cute. Snape the happy papa. :-) Good job, again!
Author's Response: I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the latest chapter. Thank you for letting me know your thoughts! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Summary: A loose sonnet about two people coming together at Hogwarts one night.
And no, they are not James Potter and Lily Evans. Shocking, I know.
Written for Carole/EquinoxChick because she's so awe…inspiring. Happy Birthday, my dear!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! ~Gina :)