|Reviews for Hermione Granger is Stupid|
| fridelain chapter 2 . 10/2
OK, this always annoys me. The Half blood prince book _does explain_ the changes to the potions: In the one quote we see written verbatim, it says to crush with the flat of the knife instead of slicing, because _it releases the juices better._ Canon Hermione refuses to even look at it - she doesn't know there's a curse written on it until after Harry uses it on Malfoy.
Using an annotated textbook is no different than Hermione doing extracurricular reading of different potion (text)books with diffetent or improved recipes or the whys and hows of substitutions. Harry still can read and compare the original recipes, and reason out the pattern of the changes, even if not every change were documented as to why.
What is "cheating", if you take school as a competition, as Hermione does, is getting extra time, when other students are not offered the chance. It should be struggling students that got the offer of using a time turner, if anyone. Instead, she goes the route of "the only unfair advantage is the one I don't have/refuse to use".
She could have sworn her "friends" to secrecy then offered to share the time turner discreetly. If nothing else, Harry, who obviously needs to train hard if he's going to survive Voldemort&co, could use it to catch up his studying, which often takes the back seat to SAVING EVERYONE'S LIFE, because nobody else does.
I would like to read more fanfics that tackle the moments in canon when Hermione/Harry are being stupid to carry foward the plot in a more rational manner.
Hermione's authority worship has a place in book one, should be shaken by book two, and (mostly, at least!) gone by book three. We never hear of her going to McGonagall to tell on Snape abusing Harry and Neville from day one- where's her concern about Harry learning potions? -, or even after he makes the cruel remark about her enlargened teeth... but she goes to McGonagall about the Firebolt without even giving Harry the chance to do it himself.
| NulledVoid chapter 19 . 8/31
| embracethebright chapter 1 . 8/18
Lavender is all of us that didn't think it made sense that a smart girl like Hermione ended up with Ron. She speaks for the fans
| EdTheBeast chapter 19 . 6/7
An excellent love story! Following the death of Sirius.
| nagiten chapter 15 . 6/5
why didnt more DA come forward?
| nagiten chapter 13 . 6/3
no it just you stop holdign back so much with hermione as your girl a new dynamic is in the works and you arent dumbing yourself down,,, but the memory it really doesnt help stop voldemort much nor would it stop the killings , he should of used the potion for malfoy or together with hermione brewed themsleve some luck i mean hermione brew polyjuice yet they never evne attempt luck potion when it could be evne more handy then poly ever was also wouldnt hermione name come before rons if the name called was ernest clayton? it just you have ron say his name will be called first as he is trying to get his words out to say his sorry
| nagiten chapter 10 . 6/2
what did she do with harry firebolt after lunch?
| nagiten chapter 7 . 6/2
with the whole prince book it funny that half of it could of come from lily and if snape hadnt been an arse and rowling didnt want harry to be some wise in the lab , he could of actually been like he was in HBP the whole time but snape and rowling made sure that didnt happen. i mean the dude bene cooking for years gardening for years would while not to neville level understand plants and recipes more then most yet cause of how snape acts in class and general it nixed harry interest and well rowling didnt want harry to be what he could be made him struggle a bit to much have a bit to much fun when he should of been learnign practicing buliding the skills need to live and battle threats. plus never understood how hermione of all people can get on his case when she is not really any better she reads books more advanced and that can and have helped her in her classes sure thye dont have little cliffnotes or such but it basically what she been doing using what she has to her advanced ...sure it can be explained away that hermione as jealous and hurt she wasnt the star of the class anymore but still to act like that the whole time and be smug here and there and make harry ditch something that could of helped is foolish.i never understood why no one would beleive harry about draco i mean the whole time before it draco evil just like his father a junior death eater who cant wait for the dark lord ot return...when it actually happens and as per usual no one beleives harry cause they never believe him about something every year it is stupid yes it builds suspense but it just dumb harry has never lied has no reason to lie yet every year he is betrayed or discard or his opinon and ideas are shot down...from book 5 it jsut got OCC within canon for everyone the interests coming out of nowhere no matter how many people say oh but they had time in the burrow to get to know each other, yes they did but 1 we never see that or they never bring it up evne in a thoguht flashback or reminiscing 2 the same can be said for anyone harry spends the summer with girl wise 3 in half blood he is flirting and looking at the waitess for all summer and makes a date with her only to suddenly be like ohh ginny i want you i need you leave dean and get with me...i mean yes teenagers are like that but still the interests came out of nowhere in regards to harry liking ginny and hermione liking ron, true on the weasley side it wasnt but they never really treated their interests like people just objects or ideas not the actual person well more ginny then ron but still those relationship wouldnt of lasted after a breif honeymoon period hermione and ron would be back to yelling at eahc other ron insecurities would pop back up he's a damn flight risk. and would want hermione to be just like molly. harry would just want to fade into the background he hates his fame he hates the spotlight and would just want to finally be just harry. ginny wouldnt let that happen in my mind she now has the man who won the boy she obsessed over and crushed on since even before he knew she existed she wouldnt let him just fade away she would make him do everything to stay in the spotlight , i doubt harry would want to be an aurror he just said that cause 1 that was the only job he knew about and had skills to do 2 to piss off umbridge. he wouldnt want chasing dark wizards to be his whole life it taken enough from him he just wants a family to be just harry and relax. i doubt he could do that with ginny. plus besides qudditch they dont have much in common sure they were both used by tom but who hasnt been used by him? and ginny a bit of a scarlet woman who uses men to make other jealous. so i dont think that would last. both weasley used other people to make the ones they desired jealous and it worked hermione got lost in her horomes and girly love sick puppy. harry the emotionally stunted hero got sucked into and played with got used and he didnt see it. even before i started reading fanfic i didnt really see why those were the love interests same with harry and cho really...the books were light on love interests cause that wasnt the objective harry fighting evil is harry bene the last survivor is. romance was shoe horned in and done so in a way that feels off wrong and forced. the whole time everyone says he is like his father everything about him is his father come again...only his eyes are his mother's so instead of doing what his father did and falling for the muggleborn his best friend his own Saviour and moral center he ends up with a sporty red head who is obsessed with him for years and dump guys like that and someone by all we are shown doesnt know very well? sorry for the long ass rant/review just once i started i couldnt stop
| ran chapter 11 . 5/27
and another author fails. can't have herm confess first if their life depended on it.
| ran chapter 10 . 5/27
bah. couldn't have her confess without knowing for sure he was into her, ruins the suspense. also herm is acting like a complete psycho in this fic btw. Harry should run.
| ran chapter 7 . 4/23
I don't think harry is a character in this story, just a cardboard cutout and its sad.
| Guest chapter 19 . 3/30
Maybe you not a fan of Hermione but I am
| odonnellzoo99 chapter 17 . 3/29
I'm very glad that she didn't do it and explained the need to hide to them instead.
| odonnellzoo99 chapter 11 . 3/28
I didn’t notice the first time I read this, but there is definitely a “You are my Density” flavor to this chapter. Harry’s tree joke and Hermione teasing him about his cheesy lines stood out this time.
| Anon chapter 19 . 1/6
I guess it is a faithful representation of teenager-hood, with the way the characters waffle around in drama and angst and don't know what they want. But it's more irritating to read than insightful. I guess I was expecting a sharper intervention by Lavender, and, since many characters have a "gossip girl" personality, Lavender's influence blurs. Everything is just "muddy".
Still, it looks like lots of other people like the fic, so good on the author for writing it.