I am really just a reader on this site. When a fan fiction is written well I sometimes prefer it over the books, at least prefer what some write more than the real epilogue. I like Draco and Hermione together, (they are my favorite). Hermione would not be good with Ron, they would not be able to have an intelligent conversation. They are much better as just friends. Plus red hair? No. And I like it when stories are plausible, like when if Jo didn't write the epilogue the story seems like a legitimate possibility for the way their lives would go. Something that is not super out of character, although once in a great while it is fun to read those (guilty pleasure!! haha :-P). One other than that is usually a necessary for me is that Harry is with Ginny. I really like them together. I really do. Ron I think I like with Luna the most with fan fictions but he could really be with anyone BUT Hermione for all I care.
So story likes:
•Draco and Hermione
•Harry and Ginny
•Stories taking place at least post Half Blood Prince (but not including epilogue)
•People staying pretty much in character
•Third person point of view stories
•I'm a sucker for Veela stories; when Draco is a Veela, not Hermione
•Marriage Law stories, when Draco and Hermione end up together, of course!
•I like a good Hermione and Tom Riddle (Jr. obviously) story. It doesn't matter whether Tom is in the future or Hermione's in the past, but I don't like it when it gets too dark, but it can't be too bright at first either. Tom and Hermione can hate each other at first, and maybe have evil intentions toward each other, but I like when, in time, Hermione turns Tom to the good side. I don't like when Hermione turns dark, I just don't see her doing that, I think that the super goodhearted-ness of Hermione would eventually change anyone.
Story don't likes:
•Ron and Hermione
•Blaise Zabini being a girl. He is a boy. Period.
•Blaise Zabini not being black. I don't know if it said anywhere in the books that he was Italian, maybe people assume because of his last name? But in the book he is a black boy, and in the movies, I think they did a great job casting that actor, it's almost exactly how I pictured him.
•I don't dig it when people make Pansy a blonde, but I picture her with black hair anyways, so whatever.
•Hermione and Snape; that's simply blasphemy!! Haha, but seriously, it's effin' gross. And come on people, she's a insufferable know-it-all remember? His words. Plus he could be her father (age-wise I mean! I don't like stories that say that she's Snape's daughter. To be honest I think of Snape as asexual. He just doesn't seem the type to get close enough to anyone to do that type of stuff. ANYWAYS...)
•Any incest, yuck.
•Authors making characters gay that aren't gay... especially the main characters, I don't care if they make Dennis Creevey gay, but Harry isn't, alright?
•Sirius and Remus, they are best friends, and nothing more.
•I'm all for a little bit of Ron-bashing. He can be caught cheating or doing something stupid. But he's not a horrible person. He's not going to purposely beat Hermione or anything like that. He's not a bad guy, he just doesn't belong with Hermione in my mind. I don't mind, and actually rather like, when he's angry and confused at Hermione for liking Draco or whatever when he finds out in fan fictions, but I like it when he eventually comes around and realizes that he is one of Hermione's best friends and that he should be happy for her.
•People being super out of character, Hermione's not going to magically come back after the summer with straight hair, a short skirt, and not care about her studies anymore, it's just not gonna happen.
•Oh, and when people use bad grammar. I am a grammar freak, so... and spelling. I notice it all the time. Normally it's just "there" instead of "they're" or "piece" instead of "the wizarding world finally had peace after Harry defeated moldy old Voldy." And, to me, with grammar comes punctuation. Although I have read a couple really good stories with this, it still bothers me, and by this I mean not having the real quotation marks around quotations. Instead they use apostrophes. Yeah, I don't like that. Quotes should have quotation marks, why the hell else would they be called that!? Hahaha, sometimes that's just a deal breaker for me.
And to be completely honest I really don't enjoy reading first person point of view stories nearly as much as third point of view ones, but I have enjoyed a couple of them as well.
If you like Draco and Hermione stories then you should check out my favorites because they are amazing! Also my favorite authors, they are awesome too!
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