|Reviews for As It Always Would|
| Alquimista chapter 3 . 9/28/2008
The fic. not bad, but it has left me a bad taste.
This review is not very ... pleasant, but it is made in good faith. Of course all of this is personal taste...
The story is well developed, but it is too much presentation and a final too small. The 'solution' to the 'problem' should have been more difficult, more developed, not an 'I love you'... 'Me too'... The stories tend to be more balanced, taking into account all the characters: This is just a Hermione, Ron is totally forgot... and they tend to be fair: Anyone who makes an evil is punished for it... even the protagonist!
I do not know if I'm explaining it well:
Hermione is Ron's girlfriend, but she was overwhelmed and breaks with him. The following years she goes from a relationship to another, until she is about to lose Ron forever and finally realizes that wants him... Ron welcomed her with open arms and everyone is happy... very romantic... for Hermione, but not for Ron.
From the viewpoint of Ron:
Ron is Hermione's boyfriend. Hermione is the love of his life. She suddenly left him without any reason. The following years he have to view her with Malfoy!, Boot, Olivier, etc... and putting a good face!... a few years after, he gets a second rejection... wonderful!... One day, after years and years of viewing his love with others men, Hermione tell him she has always loved him?... and Ron accepts her without complain! and expects that this time she is not leaving him again... maybe... ... is not romantic... is cruel... ten years cruel without any reason.
From an outside perspective, it seems that Hermione is a very immature girl. She destroys her relationship with Ron for her insecurities and spend years trying other relationships, but always knowing Ron is 'behind' her. When he realizes She is going to lose Ron, stops the play and goes back with him... That was a wonderful moment for Ron to say: 'sorry, but now, ten years after, is me who is not in love with you'... or 'sorry, but I'm going out with X, and I'm very happy, thanks... maybe in ten years'... or 'you love me?... and?... you loved me before and you left me. What is different?' or... something... making her work for it!... she has to show it's not the same as before... not a poor 'I love you'...
| angel chapter 3 . 9/28/2008
Really good! Oh, wow. Love this story. Obviously, the Hr/R relationship is amazing, heartbreakingly beautiful, and then so perfectly resolved. However, you write one of the sweetest, funniest H/G married couples I have ever read. They are so dead on and hilarious. Just lovely. Thanks so much for writing this!
| The Breeze chapter 3 . 9/28/2008
I really don't like stories like this, complex relationships are nice and everything but some simplistic little boy in me has always felt that Ron and Hermionie just..ARE. They're Ron and Hermionie, and they are a couple, and that's just the way it is. Anything else is a distraction. Messy disasters with Harry and Ginny are fine, AU stories where Harry is in love with Susan Bones or even Myrtle are interesting, but Ron and Hermione are a rock I don't feel like messing with.
Still, I read this thing. I could tell from the summary that it was one of those stories, one of those stories that fit into the "type I don't like category". Still, I read it. And I'm glad I did.
The happy fairytale ending was a bonus, but the line:
“Ron,” she said, trying to keep her voice calm. “I believe you’ve met Draco.”
Although I still think fat Draco sounds vaguely like some sort of blasphemy. Thinning hair Draco, yeah, but Fat!Draco? Wow. Years of reading fanfiction and I think you're the only author who has come up with that.
| anon chapter 3 . 9/28/2008
This is very naughty because I'm supposed to be on hiatus right now, but I couldn't resist reviewing this story. It was wonderful, really lovely. When I come back from my break I'll probably review properly and favourite and such, but for now; great story!
| BlackxZodiac chapter 3 . 9/28/2008
Fabulous! I'd stop there because that's ALL you need to hear, but WOW I want to rant! It was so good, just oh wow, It made me melt and it made me squirn and omg It was AWESOME. Abso-bloodyu-lutely fantabulously amazing. Magnificent. Splendid. And so many more adjectives. Just wow. I really loved it, you wrote it so well, all those awkward moments, that squirming, that final realisation, and in the end when she just gushed everything and coudln't stop and that FINAL flashback, that was SUPER sweet. Wow. Awesome. Amazing.
| SimplyHermione chapter 2 . 9/18/2008
Great job on this story. Each of the chapters has been amazing. I like the realistic viewpoints. The switching is a little awkward in figuring out which is which at some points, but it almost makes it better when you have to think about it... if that makes sense. Anyway, good job.
| SnowedUnderNJ chapter 2 . 9/17/2008
I love this and I'm so glad there is going to be a part three!
| Meg chapter 1 . 9/17/2008
Ron didn't ask Hermione to show up in her underwears, so she never did.
Draco didn't ask her that either, but she still did it for him.
Less than one year after Hermione broke up with Ron, she got over Ron and fall for Draco.
More than three years after Hermione broke up with Draco, Hermione still couldn't fall for anyone other than him.
So R/Hr, 'As It Always Would', lose to D/Hr. It was Draco who Hermione really loved, and she went to Ron only because Draco dumped her. If Draco had come to his senses, Ron wouldn't stand a chance at all.
Hope your Won-Won enjoy Draco's leftover, pathetic R/Hr-ers.
| BlackxZodiac chapter 2 . 9/17/2008
Wow! I'm normally, not much of a RonxHermione, but I love this, it's so well written, I'll be waiting for the final part Great job, loved it.
| Trude chapter 2 . 9/17/2008
| JenCarpeDiem chapter 1 . 9/15/2008
I KNEW this would be good the second I got the alert - your work always is - but I didn't think it would be THAT good. Just a really brilliant read, thank you. Writing was brilliant, dialogue was spot-on, there were no slow moments or any "wait, slow down!" moments, it was just... well, brilliant. Excellent! :)
| nxdeed chapter 1 . 9/13/2008
Oh, this was wonderful!
Part two, please.
| Alquimista chapter 1 . 9/13/2008
Good fic. but... I dont know... something is a little off... maybe the thing of -they break up, but stay friends- and years after fall in love again... maybe if they break the 'contact' and a few years after, they -reconnect- and fall again... but without this loss of contact... is... like one relationship, but without sexual tension... something like that... T_T
| Trude chapter 1 . 9/13/2008
| TouchingDarkness chapter 1 . 9/12/2008
This is fantastic! My favourite line?
“He has a bit of limited vocabulary, doesn’t he Granger? Sexy blanket.” Hermione almost opened her eyes, but decided against it.
Pure brilliance! And I especially liked the 'Part 1' bit, too!