|Reviews for More one shots|
| HoneyBear84 chapter 27 . 8/2
Love it. But what happened to poor Filius was he cure the second time round?
| HoneyBear84 chapter 1 . 7/30
Love it as always
| Guest chapter 20 . 4/23
Harry comes off as a doormat in all these stories, anyone can treat him like crap and once they give some half hearted apology he rolls over
| The Ghostly Minion chapter 8 . 12/25/2015
This is one of her different takes on a 'pulling back from the edge' theme. At least their ephiphany wasn't at the wedding.
You have good at heart Weaslies even if Molly is somewhat dillusional and Ron is, well Ron.
One of her more interesting offerings.
| The Ghostly Minion chapter 9 . 10/19/2015
This is similar to another story she wrote, though this one is more to the point.
Here, I'm not sure Hermione was yet truly in love with Harry until a few months after the Burrow. I am sure that she was by the wedding.
Two thoughts: where are her parents? Are there none in England true enough that they would continue to keep in touch without?
| The Ghostly Minion chapter 3 . 10/19/2015
A cute story. A very good way for Herione to realize her true feelings for the boys in her life.
Cute plan by Harry and her parents. Two big shocks break her feelings away from her mind long enough for her to act on them. That was one of bf's big themes and it shows beautifully here.
| The Ghostly Minion chapter 2 . 10/19/2015
A rather silly story, based on an equally silly trope. I feel it's not one of her better efforts.
| The Ghostly Minion chapter 1 . 10/19/2015
This is a theme she didn't really do much with; Harry needed to reassure the BWW that all would be well.
The solution reached is about as good as could be hoped with Harry and a competent Arthur running things, dealing justice and rebuilding the government.
One of her ongoing themes is Hermione's inability to come up with an explanation for the kiss. Happily, Harry's love for her made it moot. Happy that they married, found her parents and went back to school.
Nice to have no bad Weasleys, no friction an good Ron for a change. Good offering.
| Fyreheart chapter 15 . 7/14/2015
"Guardians of Magic" has to be the single most imaginative and unprecedented concept that I’ve read in fan fiction.
| The Ghostly Minion chapter 13 . 6/22/2015
This is a nice 'Hermione realizes her true feelings' story, with a few twists.
To start with a disastrous 'date' with Ron is a nice touch and serves to prove to her that she has nothing for Ron. The dream sequence, illuming her feelings for Harry is a nice bit of self-realization.
This is the second story I remember that has her finding Harry at Andromeda's. Her message to her and Harry's response is perfect. Even Harry's explanation is a new, different twist.
A fine addition to her collections.
| TGM chapter 16 . 5/17/2015
Yet another way to show that their own insecurities and issues held them back from just saying the words.
Good, if angsty. Had she actually married Ron, this would be about the timing that fits the epilogue. JKR at least had the decency to make certain they had time to be sure. Here, she gave them that time too, but a different answer appeared.
| TGM chapter 4 . 5/16/2015
After reading the story again, I wonder if the person Luna loses in the war isn't Ron. It doesn't say that he died, just that she lost him.
So perhaps because she knows the way that Ron deserted and betrayed H&H, and maybe because of the way he continues to act tells her any attraction she felt for him is now as dead as if he took a fatal curse in the Battle. Certainly a recurring theme for broomstick is Luna loving Ron, though usually he fails that love so it isn't realized.
I think this Luna comes closest to Harry's heart without an actual betrayal by Hermione.
| The Ghostly Minion chapter 20 . 5/17/2015
I'm going to take this review to address the 'review' (rant) by bobmin256 below this in this chapter's reviews.
broomstick's main theme is not 'bash the Weasleys'. It is 'Harry and Hermione share a deep, abiding love, a love that JKR inexplicably inverts by fiat in the last two books'
broomstick tries in her writings to explore the facets of this relationship. It is true, particularly in her one-shots collection that she'll recycle situations, or settings or themes. Each time she does that she tries a new angle though, a new combination. To this old Trekker, in this she epitomizes IDIC: infinite diversity in infinite combination. IMMHUO to read her and simply conclude she's writing the the same old thing over and over again means you're tonedeaf.
Her Weasleys run the entire range from helpful and concerned to hateful, avaricious and bigoted. And in different combination. Ron in canon at best is temperamental, argumentative, immature compared to his peers (while I'd argue H&H are more mature compared to their peers), has low self-esteem, shows jealousy towards Harry and often can't put his own needs aside for others. Hardly seems like a monolithic treatment to me of the Weasleys and Ron is often drawn uncomfortably close to canon.
In Hermione, she recognizes a person with her own set of self-esteem issues and those issue often do keep her from realizing and certainly acting on her feelings for Harry. Sometimes, she's under potions, sometimes charms, or both. Sometimes she makes a 'logical' choice, other times, she's simply clueless about her feelings. Again, it isn't a monolith.
You attack her treatment of Harry as being whiny or cry babyish. Think about his life, bub!
1. An orphan given to the least suitable set of guardians. He suffers years of neglect and mental, verbal, emotional and physical abuse-attested to by even the sunniest reading of canon.
2. He enters Hogwarts without even the barest amount of socialization into the magical world.
3. Besides the physical dangers Harry constantly find himself in, Harry is constantly deprived of anything like emotional support, beyond Hermione and Ron and Ron is a broken reed enough times. In all honesty, forgiveness has it's limits and Ron exceeded them.
At Hogwarts, the best Harry is treated is in first year, as a curiosity. That's better than second year as a Dark Lord in training, third year, as someone dangerous to be around, fourth year as a dirty attention-grabbing cheater, fifth year as an insane attention-grabbing liar, sixth year as the savour of the world to be lauded, as long as he doesn't ask for anything from me! And finally seventh year, Public Enemy #1.
Add to this that he personally witnesses the deaths of people who were meaningful in his life, why in heaven's name would he NOT want to shake the BWW's dust from his feet and walk away?
And she doesn't portray their relationship as smooth or lovely. Their is conflict, sometime close to hatred between them. More than once she causes, or almost causes Harry's death and Harry kills her for betrayal more than once. More than once, Harry ends up with someone else because Hermione pushes him away.
To finish this broomstick rider takes a great theme and imaginatively finds a myriad of ways to present it.
And to the reviewer whose tone-deaf dyspepsia prompted this, 'Parallels' is a favorited story of mine, "Power of the press, was meh, and I still see you haven't shipped Ginny and Snape too.
| The Ghostly Minion chapter 19 . 5/17/2015
A very cute way to kill off the epilogue. Also a novel way to end Voldemort that doesn't do too much violence to canon.
There are still Death Eaters out there and a society to reform, but those are adults' problems and I for one think it's their turn to set up.
| The Ghostly Minion chapter 15 . 5/16/2015
Weird but sweet. I've enjoyed the times she's had fun breaking down the fourth wall.