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Joined 12-26-02, id: 315748
Author has written 24 stories for Harry Potter.

Hey, there, I'm Lauren. I'm a little megalomaniacal. Harry Potter is my homeboy, and my favorite book is Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men. I aspire to be a neurosurgeon. That sounded a bit fragmented, I'm sure, but I promise my writing is better. If only a little.

I'm an accredited Perfect Imagination beta reader. If you'd like to check my accreditation, my ID is

PI:8159337444 . Right now, I'm pretty much open to anything, so if you'd like me to beta your stuff, just drop me a PM, or you can go through Perfect Imagination itself. Be wary, however; by day, I am "Lauren," but by night, I am Grammar Nazi.

Likes (So, I'm a little pervy.):

DM/HG

DM/HP

SB/RL

SS/HG

HP/Pansy

RW/Pansy

HP/SS

Severus Snape

Bellatrix Lestrange. (It's a love-hate relationship)

Dislikes:

DM/GW

Ginny Weasley in general

Peter Pettigrew. Sorry, cynics.

Pet peeves can be found in parody form, in my screwy-hilarious, rather immature, What Might Have Happened.

shila848 has translated The Last Marauder into German. I'm sure it's lovely, if I could only understand German...

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The Politician's Wife by pir8fancier reviews
Hermione hates Draco in the springtime, Hermione hates Draco in the fall, Hermione hates Draco 247.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 68,629 - Reviews: 522 - Favs: 1,238 - Follows: 354 - Updated: 5/23/2010 - Published: 10/14/2005 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Harry and the Bobcats by AlexaR reviews
Harry, Ron, Crabbe, and Goyle create a revolutionary gay band over summer break that becomes a huge success. They go on tour while Draco has his way with every girl along the way. Must read!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,324 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/12/2007 - Published: 10/4/2004 - Harry P., Draco M.
A Keen Observer by DeepDownSlytherin reviews
Andromeda says little, but she sees everything. Through their years at Hogwarts, she watches her sisters as one falls in love and one falls into madness, and doesn't see as a muggleborn boy breaks into her sheltered life. Now Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 149,784 - Reviews: 1416 - Favs: 1,442 - Follows: 290 - Updated: 10/10/2006 - Published: 7/17/2005 - Andromeda T., Ted T. - Complete
She Waits by Droxy reviews
Lupin observes Hermione's and Severus' interactions at Grimmauld during the war. Responses to the Lupin Saw It 100 word Challenge and other challenges on grangersnape100 LJ. Serial drabble story format. CH 247: So Much Waits
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 247 - Words: 33,923 - Reviews: 1308 - Favs: 199 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 9/20/2006 - Published: 6/1/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Slipcovers by Double Dog reviews
Strong emotional content. No character deaths but not a nice story.James Wilson, six years old, looks at his family and has an encounter with his brother.Apologies for anyone offended by this content for mature audiences.
House, M.D. - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,748 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/14/2006 - J. Wilson, G. House - Complete
Risk and Reward by DeepDownSlytherin reviews
At Bill Weasley's wedding, Remus and Andromeda have a little chat about love and risk.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,975 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/21/2006 - Remus L., Andromeda T. - Complete
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight by My Sharpie Is Green reviews
Three nights in four years document the affect of Voldemort's reign on Sirius and Remus' relationship. SBRL [SLASH][ONESHOT]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,572 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/2/2006 - Remus L., Sirius B. - Complete
Unraveled by Archica reviews
Hermione is about to be executed. Draco is lonely.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,849 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 15 - Published: 3/27/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Let's Pretend the War Is Over by pir8fancier reviews
Draco spends all day trying not to go crazy, Harry is king of takeaway.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,411 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 514 - Follows: 45 - Published: 1/30/2006 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
Wedding Bands by Head of Slytherin reviews
James Potter is dying at the hand of Lord Voldemort. His wedding ring slips from his finger... Dark. Short. 100 Word drabble.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/13/2006 - James P., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Eternal Nightcap by snarkyroxy reviews
The thought of freedom was strange, a word known but not really understood, having never been appreciated. And it was certainly not something Severus Snape, of all people, deserved.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,287 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 12 - Published: 11/25/2005 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Valentine Encounter by Kyra4 reviews
READ ME! Draco and Hermione are Head Boy & Girl, but do NOT share a common room and see as little of each other as possible til a fateful encounter on Valentine's night leads to a gradual, reluctant romance. Starts 7th year goes postHogwarts. NOW COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 109,822 - Reviews: 2912 - Favs: 4,642 - Follows: 856 - Updated: 10/28/2005 - Published: 2/12/2004 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Thoughts: Through the Eyes of a Malfoy by underscore reviews
FINALLY FINISHED. As Lucius Malfoy, I demand you read and review this story. Meet the Slytherins, meet the Marauders those pesky brats , meet Lily. Meet me.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 88,436 - Reviews: 309 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/22/2005 - Published: 4/21/2003 - Lucius M., Lily Evans P. - Complete
In Bad Taste by pir8fancier reviews
Christmas holidays for the seventh year Marauders has left a bad taste in everyone's mouth.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,592 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/14/2004 - Remus L., Sirius B.
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The Vanishing Act reviews
Draco Malfoy's life has become one of endless tricks. His Death Eater initiation? Faked. His death? A ploy. When Hermione Granger discovers him performing magic shows, he'll try every trick in the book to avoid exhuming his past. Even love.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,192 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/17/2007 - Published: 11/5/2006 - Hermione G., Draco M.
Priam's March reviews
October 1942. A young Tom Riddle approaches Minerva McGonagall for help with Transfigurations, but what he gets is more than he wanted, and what she gives is more than she ever bargained for.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,825 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/15/2007 - Tom R. Jr., Minerva M. - Complete
Freedom is the Price We Paid reviews
Voldemort's six feet under, but the war isn't over. Not for Hermione, at least, who shoulders the burden of finding Malfoy. As she expected, he's still an AClass bastard. As she never expected, by discovering him, she discovers a few things about herself.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,477 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/15/2007 - Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Hermione Granger is a Whore reviews
Post Hogwarts. Draco approaches the Order with a peace offering, and they have no choice but to accept him. Hermione is quick to forgive, especially after a death in the family causes Ron to grow cold, and Snape discloses secrets of his past.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 55,803 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 2/15/2007 - Published: 4/14/2006 - Hermione G., Draco M.
Insomnia reviews
Regulus can't sleep. He doubts his brother would care, and his alarm clock shows no mercy.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,553 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/6/2006 - Regulus B., Sirius B. - Complete
Double Jeopardy reviews
In double jeopardy, a person suffers twice for the same mistake. Remus doesn't want to lose Sirius again. Mild slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,209 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/18/2006 - Remus L., Sirius B. - Complete
Mourning Black, Morning Black reviews
After his best friend's death, Remus's mind drifts to depression in the wee hours of the morn. Only then does he receive an unlikely visitor.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,243 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/17/2006 - Remus L., Severus S. - Complete
Reflections on a Handsome Evil reviews
Oneshot. Minerva McGonagall knew Tom Riddle before he became Lord Voldemort, but nobody asks her about him. She wonders if she'd tell the truth if she were asked. She wonders if she's afraid of the truth.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 554 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/8/2006 - Minerva M., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
Peter's Betrayal reviews
Peter Pettigrew's out to prove himself. All he has to do is convince Sirius Black to relinquish his secret keeper's duties, and he will please his new master. But is a little recognition really worth it? Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,189 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/18/2006 - Sirius B., Peter P.
The Last Marauder reviews
Oneshot. Remus Lupin can't bring himself to kill Peter Pettigrew, and the latter can't understand why.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,376 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/2/2006 - Remus L., Peter P. - Complete
Debate Debacle in the Malfoy Household reviews
Oneshot. What if Draco and Hermione had a son? Surely the matter of his sorting would be a topic of ardent debate...
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,256 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/28/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
A Conflict of Interests reviews
Oneshot. Bellatrix scolds Narcissa for enlisting the help of Severus Snape to save Draco, and Narcissa fails to articulate to her sister what it means to be a mother.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 703 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/28/2006 - Bellatrix L., Narcissa M. - Complete
Death to Bellatrix Lestrange reviews
Oneshot. On a raid of the Malfoy Manor, Remus knows that Nymphadora Tonks can handle herself without his help, but he's got a bone to pick with Bellatrix Lestrange.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 794 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/27/2006 - Remus L., N. Tonks
Dear Sirius reviews
Regulus, before his death, writes one letter to his brother, outlining his impending doom and begging Sirius' forgiveness and even acceptance. Obvious diatribe on who R.A.B. is, and insight into his character.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 623 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/26/2006 - Regulus B., Sirius B. - Complete
Draco Malfoy and the Dancing Tampons reviews
Draco stumbles into Hermione's tampon stash and is completely oblivious as to what they are. A short, lighthearted piece that goes to show that even married couples, despite vows to do otherwise, keep secrets from each other. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 767 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 18 - Published: 7/18/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Roommates reviews
Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger are roommates after the war. The mortal enemies somehow manage to help each other forgive if not forget. Character death, mentions of suicide, and other adult themes. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,583 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/23/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Almost Was Never Enough reviews
He once told her that she almost made him not lonely in the dark. Oneshot. Draco and Hermione. Dark. T for language, suicide, and other adult themes. I'm sort of disappointed in this one.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,700 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/20/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
Sirius Black: Judas, Lover reviews
Remus deals with the birth of his dear friends' first child, their deaths, Sirius' betrayal, and their reconciliation in the Shrieking Shack. Oneshot. RLSB slash. M for sex.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,876 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/2/2006 - Remus L., Sirius B. - Complete
Draco Malfoy Hates Ginny Weasley reviews
Oneshot. Some of Draco Malfoy's musings in first person on Rowling's favorite Mary Sue, aka, Ginny Weasley. M for heavy language.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 660 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/18/2006 - Draco M., Ginny W. - Complete
The Measure of a Man reviews
Hermione testifies at Draco's trial. I stole the last line from Shakespeare. Sorry, Billy. Yeah, we're on a nickname basis. I sense jealousy. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,454 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/16/2006 - Draco M., Hermione G. - Complete
What Might Have Happened reviews
Hermione secretly transforms into a man. Ron and Harry are gay for each other and want to bring Cedric Diggory back from the dead. Snape is a cradlerobber, and the sexy Malfoy finds himself in hapless situations night after night. Rated M for a reason.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 13,621 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/26/2006 - Published: 11/30/2005 - Cedric D., Harry P.
Avada Kedavra! and Other Mistakes: An Essay reviews
A portrait of the man behind the grease and an analysis of the accusations and conjectures surrounding Snape's most controversial actions as of HBP. WARNING: SPOILERS!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,593 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 1/16/2006 - Severus S. - Complete
A Bitter Martyrdom reviews
Oneshot. Snape reflects on his unexpected love for, you guessed it: Hermione. SSHG Tragedy.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 991 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/8/2005 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Avada Kedavra! and Other Mistakes reviews
Severus reflects on his ghastliest mistake and its horrific consequences, especially on that of his greatest loss, the loss of love. Oneshot. I'd really appreciate a review, especially on Charms and Charisma.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 629 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/4/2005 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
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