I'm a recent college graduate with a great job and an even better hobby - writing Dramione fanfiction! I pretty much write that pairing exclusively, not counting side pairings, of course. I find the chemistry and tension between both Draco and Hermione absolutely intoxicating and there's a lot to work with as far as plot and character go. I love love love the canon pairings (JKR can do no wrong!) but she already wrote them so well that I feel like anything I try to do will fall short. :)
Likes: Kittens, puppies, Johnny Depp, movies, music (rock, alternative, pop, and electronic), musicals, Glee, writing, reading, laughing, baking, and being surrounded by awesome.
Dislikes: Clowns, centipedes, ants, guns, boring-ness-ism.
"The Reminder" was my first HP fanfic attempt. I'm quite fond of it.
"An Aversion to Change" was my second. I love this one, too, and it's pretty darn successful.
"The Resilient" is the sequel to "Aversion." It is completely written and, recently, fully posted. The banner is by the super-awesome CoolCatElly!
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I have a few other ideas that I'm working on, but nothing that will be posted (or even finished...) before "The Resilient" is done.
I am also kicking around the idea of an original fiction, but it will be eons before that even gets close to being interesting to anyone but me. :)
I love reviews (like every author), so you should probably leave one! :)
Enjoy, and thanks for reading!!
I've said it many times and I'll say it again, you have Draco and Hermione pegged. Your characterization is great and the dialog between them is amazing!!
Love the story, can't wait for next chapter. Best wishes!!
Aaaaaabout time!! And simultaneously aaaaaaaaaamazing!!!
I loved every minute of this chapter! You write Draco and Hermione so well; both are intensely witty and sarcastic, just like they should be.
Ha, the portraits noticed a bit of an attraction between the two. But the question here is: do they notice it? My guess - not yet. But they will. The tactful way Draco avoided mentioning Hermione's looks gave a ton away about him.
And stupid Pansy!! Ron's going to get all jealous and mean and it's going to be terrible for Hermione. Although, then again, this is quite a plot point because it will give her an excuse to 'cry on Draco's shoulder', as it were. And I know we all want to see that happen.
Love it soooo much!
Ho snap, I do NOT like Pansy's little plan. It's probably some sort of counter-spell that'll undo the love knot or something. Eh, just postulating, but it's a possibility.
Oh, and the kiss scene between Draco and Hermione? One word: HOT.
Ah, that was cute. I always love doing that - planning out my future. Although I've never had the privelege to do it with one so delectable as Draco...::drools::
Ahem...anyways, you're characterization is pretty good. I like your dialogue. It's airy and light, but fitting of both characters. Good job!
What?? What!! What happened???!! Oh, that is a nasty way to end a chapter...What a cliffie!!
Good job so far. Harry and Ron seem a little OOC, agreeing to go along with Pansy's idea and all. I doubt they would allow her to take control so easily. But, desperate times call for desperate measures.
I'm happy that Hermione hit Draco. The git deserved it - lying like that to her. He just needs to get over himself and start realizing the truth! So frustrating.
Anyways, good job!!
Mm, interesting chapter. I'm glad we finally found out where Draco was during the war - clears up a fuzzy area.
And it was so cute how Draco protected her! Aww. I love how their relationship is progressing. It seems so natural!
Great job! Hope you keep updating and have a happy holiday!
Wow, I really enjoyed this story. It was a great idea to combine Leroux's classic tale with JKR's modern one. I wish I had thought of it first! You did the job extremely well, though. Your writing was great, your vocabulary top notch, and the plot was pretty captivating.
I have mixed feelings about the ending, but it's not a bad thing. You've just hit so close to the "Phantom" play (and movie...) that I find myself returning to the age-old debate: did she make the right choice? I, personally, have always thought she should have gone with the Phantom, but I've a more romantic than sensible mind, so perhaps that's to be expected. A part of me always wonders what would have happened if Christine/Hermione had chosen otherwise (and I guess I'll find out...I'm going to read the alternate epilogue, just for giggles). But alas, not everything can have a 'happily ever after'.
And one question: Was it Draco who killed Ron and Hermione? I thought that was a great touch at the end, by the way. Turning Draco into a werewolf so he could have some coping mechanism to deal with all of his pain was a stroke of brilliance, and the foreshadowing you did when he was talking to Noah was really well placed.
Anyways, you've successfully managed to combine two of my favorite stories which is no easy feat. Great job!!
Ah, I'm really enjoying this story. You totally have me on edge with the little snippets of "nice" Draco coming through the bad. I like Hermione's internal struggle (you write it well) and am really miffed about her losing those letters!! One is for her, obviously, and I think the other might be for his "prat" self.
I can totally see you being able to spin a tragic ending to this story: one where Draco remains his vile self, Hermione's still caught up in what might have, but both go their separate ways. Then she finds the letter, reads the one to herself, sends Draco the one he wrote, and then it just ends: bittersweet and evocative and utterly awful because it leaves your readers craving more.
But that's just a theory. I'm positive that whatever you have planned is going to be amazing. :)
Awesome job; try to update soon!
Okay, this story is absolutely terrfying.
But I can't stop reading it.
Very interesting!! I like your plot, the detail, and your characterization. Some of your dialog needs a bit of refinement - just shaping, basically, but it's nothing huge to fret over.
I'm honestly surprised that Hermione and Ron haven't broken up yet. And what's going to happen with Voldemort-possessed Harry? And how come Ginny hasn't noticed yet? I mean, she's his girlfriend and closest to him, so you'd think she'd notice. Unless that possession only manifests itself in front of Hermione, in which case I'd have to ask the question: why?
And I really am yearning to know Draco's whole story...He's such a pitiful creature...
Absolutely *fabulous* description of Malfoy!! Just fabulous! I could see every detail. Great job!
Gasp!! Who is the figure over Hermione's shoulder?!
You gave a lot of good hints about Draco. None that I've been able to piece together yet, but of course, that's your job! I'm excited to see what twist you'll take next!
Good story so far. I like where it's going.
My only suggestion is be careful about how you hook up Hermione and Draco. She just lost the man she was going to marry and will have some major issues if she moves on too fast. It seems like you have it under control, but just be careful.
As much as I hate to admit it, Hermione deserved to be thrown out. She was impulsive and assuming. And now there will be this lovely tension in the air when they next meet.
But Harry and Ginny will cause problems...There's no doubt that they'll recognize Draco and probably try to do something about it. Hm, I see a big issue brewing...Hermione's going to have to hide him somehow.
Well, it's a good story, but it's a pity we'll have to wait so long for an update!!
Author's Response: Too true...maybe I\'ll have some more action to come!
Hm, interesting. Everything is slowly unfolding. Good job.
Witness protection, eh? Well, makes sense, I'll give you that much. But why is he so contrite? Even if he has changed, I think that his hatred for Hermione was real.
And who's at the door?? Ah!
Good job, although faaar too long between updates, that's for sure! :)
Ugh, evil cliffie. Update soon!
Hm, Draco seems to really be shying away from all things magical. But why? Surely magical books would do him no harm. Or am I just overnanalyzing his hesitence to go into the wizarding part of the store.
Good chapter. Try and update quickly!
Ha, Malfoy is a waiter. He must really be serious about this going into hiding thing, because I definitely could not see him serving muggles voluntarily for kicks.
It sucks that he had to find out about his parents that way, but good for your story.
I'm interested to see where the plot is going to progress from here. Keep up the good work!
Ah! The witch is probably Violet. I was actually thinking that from the beginning, but I wasn't sure what gave me the clue. Or, the witch could be Jessie and they could end up doing some fantastic wizard's duel or something in the end.
Anyways, I like your story. The plot-line is pretty good. I also like how their relationship is slowly progressing; it's more realistic. I just wonder what will be the force that brings them together at last!
Author's Response: Aha! Well you\'ll see who it is soon! Oh yea..i wanted it to progress slowly..seems more real, huh? ANd plus..you get more chapters if things are slow..=)