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Shades of Violet by Angel

Rated: GA • 1 Reviews
Summary: Story CoAuthored by incredibly fabulous JaxGranger.
Snape reflects upon the one woman who could have changed his life...the one who broke his heart.
Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 21/05/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aw.. that was such a sad story. I thought it was going to be about Lily, but it's nice to read a Snape story where there's another girl he likes. his character is so tragic though, he never seems to exactly find happiness. I'm sure looking at Pansy would sadden him. Poor guy, but great story!

Author's Response:

This story was actually written as part of the prefects gifts to the staff on HPFF for Violet. Jax and I read her prompt and decided to give it a go.

Neither of us was comfortable writing Snape and we knew that we didnt want Lily to be his love. We wanted something fresh and different. Violet (the character) became a character that I personnally found intriguing and I thought she was a fun match for Snape. Thank you so much for your review!! 

An Understanding by justlikemagic

Rated: R12+ • 3 Reviews starstarstarstar
Summary: Written for SAYS Secret Santa fic exchange for dragonwriterhp. A missing scene from Half-Blood Prince.
The butterbeer is flowing, Cormac McLaggen is hunting Hermione Granger, and Blaise Zabini is growing tired of Pansy Parkinson. I'm sure you can guess what ensues.
Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 03/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Aww.. I liked that. I liked how it was a missing memory from HBP and that it actually could have happened. I really liked how you had Hermione and Luna dancing crazily - that scene was cute and so Luna. Of course it was nice to see Blaise watching her and not exactly trusting or knowing his feelings. It was nice to see that they did have some kind of understanding though the kiss. Aw.. I like seeing a bit of good Blaise. Great story!

No by Maddy_em

Rated: GA • 6 Reviews starstarstarstarstar

^^ Much thanks to Jessi_Rose for the beautiful banner *huggles*

Hermione laments the loss of a loved one.

Reviewer: Labby Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: When the dust cleared

Wow, what a beautiful, touching, amazing story. You're really a great writer and I hope you write more. To be able to convey that much emotion and feeling in such a short piece is truly wonderful. This story was sad, but beautiful. Keep writing.

Photo of a Grim by Loony

Rated: R12+ • 3 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star
Summary: Thank you Shona (xelusive memoriesx from SAYS) for the lovely banner!
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Sybill Trelawney wakes up one morning just to see a Grim in her crystal orb. But does it really predict her death? What if it is meant for someone else? ||| In response to xelusive memoriesx’ Snapshot Challenge on SAYS.
Reviewer: Labby Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 13/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Photo of a Grim

I really enjoyed it. I like that she saw Dumbledore's death, and she didn't know exactly what to do with it. I really liked how you described her visions too. You were really able to capture how they came out well. I like also how she really didn't want to see that last vision (oh, and that her Seer ability was actually working). Great story!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I'm glad you liked the story. Yes, sometimes she does See something that's actually true...

When Dobby met Winky by PureBlood Muggle

Rated: R12+ • 4 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star
Summary: My idea how the two met - slightly AU :)
Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 05/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I saw this at HPFF awhile ago and I kept on meaning to read it. I'm so glad I finally have. I really enjoyed it. I love Dobby's concern for Winky and how he ultimately decides he will help her through her pain and to teach her that being free isn't so bad. Dobby seems so like the Dobby we know in this story, and I enjoyed reading this. Great story!

The Dark Magic of Egypt by Loony

Rated: MA18+ • 13 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary: Lots of thanks to Infairi from SAYS for the amazing banner!
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Severus Snape is helping the Dark Lord by brewing a potion which ancient Egyptian Dark Wizards invented. Or is he? Albus Dumbledore is sure Severus is on his side. Then again, he might not yet have chosen a side. Or, at that, he might never choose. *** This story takes place before HBP but contains HBP SPOILERS. *** Enjoy reading! ***
Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 03/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Summer Holidays By Order Of Lord Voldemort

Oh interesting start. I can tell this is going to be great and reveal a lot about Snape, not knowing whether or not he is completely honorable. I love the description of the Muggle girl and his response to her spilling the ice cream. It's so him. Haha.. anyways, great story.. keep going with it!

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'll definitely run and add the next chapter finally, I'm sorry, I kinda lost track of all the stories in all the archives... But I will update. ;) Thank you for reading and reviewing! =)

Draco and Ginny Pudding by Elena

Rated: MA18+ • 32 Reviews starstarstarstarhalf-star

Title inspired by the The Cliche Cafe on the HPFF forums and Amazing Banner by Blue_Suede_Shoes on SAYS. Not all romances are good, not all romances have happy endings. What happens when Ginny Weasley defects to the Dark Side? Will Harry, Ron and Hermione ever forgive her? Will her family be okay with Ginny falling in love with a Malfoy?

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 12/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Who is She?

I don't think I've ever read a Draco/Ginny story so far, so I'm interested to see what happens with it. It's sad to think of Harry cheating on Ginny, but it does make a good plot. I wonder why Lucius would just take Ginny in, but I guess I'll be able to see what happens in the upcoming chapters. Anyways, great start and I'm looking forward to more!

Author's Response:

YAY! Someone new is here!!! You do know about my mission, right?

I can't really say much more here, other than THANK YOU for reading and reviewing :) 

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 12/06/08 Title: Chapter 2: What Happened to Her

Ah.. a little more insight into what happened is here. It makes a lot more sense now for her to have wanted to go to the Malfoys after hearing what happened. Why is Harry being such a jerk? Still, I think that was a bit much of a reaction that her father gave.. no longer allowing her to be a Weasley. It makes more sense that she's starting to side with the Malfoys. Great chapter again!

Author's Response:

I think Authur's reaction is more a 'heat of the moment' thing...Much like how he treated Percy, but this is slightly different. Ginny is his only daughter and she's running off with the very people who are trying to kill them, so to him, he can't see her sense in it, only that she's choosing to be against her own family.

Oh, poor Harry...*sigh*...Yes, he IS a jerk...buy why???...hmmmmm 

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 12/06/08 Title: Chapter 3: All About Ginny

Well that didn't take long to get Draco and Ginny kissing. I love how much Draco wants Ginny right now. I wonder what he's going to do now. And Lucius seems to like Ginny a lot, compared to Narcissa. Hmm.. interesting there. Another great chapter!

Author's Response:

hehehe...I love romance and Fluff, so I think I just needed something to happen...Plot wise, nothing needed to be in here...But I wanted it, so I wrote it...LOL

And Lucius and Narcissa are rather interesting, aren't they? :) 

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 12/06/08 Title: Chapter 4: The Power of the Bluebell Flames

Aww.. if Draco really wants something, he does seem to get it. I'm not a huge fan of Draco, but I'm beginning to start to like him just a bit here. At least he's helping Ginny through this. And he's a pretty good teacher, even if it is for the Dark Arts. I like that we got to know a bit more about him, knowing that his reputation with girls isn't exactly true. Now Hermione's really annoying me. I can definitely see the anger from Ginny there.

Author's Response:

Are you getng my mission yet? hehehehe

Draco is a wondeful character if put in the right hands. I love him!

Ah, Hermione.... can't say much aou her...yet ;)

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 12/06/08 Title: Chapter 5: Taking the Good with the Bad

Ah.. Ginny's feelings are so confused now. I wonder what's going to happen. Just bring and Bellatrix and that ruins everything. For some reason I really like Pansy in this story. I've never really liked her character too much, but I like her relationship with Draco. And now Harry's wanting Ginny again? Draco thinks he's got her, but not exactly. So much confusion is starting to take place... I love it!

Author's Response:

I adore Pansy. She's iven such a bad rep and always made out to be bad. But I think she's quite fun, if you know hw to write her well enough. She can still hae her annoying habbits, jut sed in a different light.

Confusion...Such a fantasic word...keep that one close by ;) 

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 12/06/08 Title: Chapter 6: Losing Control

Well of course as soon as Ginny goes out into Hogsmeade, she runs into Hermione, Ron, and Harry. Haha.. I loved her anger. Okay, so it was a little much, but she's probably been piling that in for awhile. So Hermione doesn't remember exactly what happened or at least she says she doesn't remember? I wonder if Harry Oblivated her for that moment or something. I don't know, I think I try to find the good in people and I'm just having a hard time thinking that Hermione just did that to Ginny.

Author's Response:

Hemione is....*grins*..Hermione...Don't underestimate her simply because I haven't given you reason to believe her either way ;) That's the biggest hint I've given about this story yet!

Ginny has a lot of anger. Not just because f what Hary has 'done', but because eveyone's on Harry's side. She can see now, why Harry could have enemies, even if they were ON the same side. To her, he can get away with blue murder and still have the sun shine out of his butt, and its really eating her goat right now. 

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 12/06/08 Title: Chapter 7: The Power of Narcissa

I loved the Draco/Ginny moments when they were starting to figure out the translations. That's part of the story that I haven't even thought about yet, and yet it seems like an important part. I do wonder what's going on with that research and what it will translate into. And now Voldemort wants to put Ginny through a test with Harry. Hmm.. that shall be interesting. As always, this was a wonderful chapter and it's weird that there's only one more to catch up to. :)

Author's Response: Ummmm, I'm glad you thought about those translations :) lol...and thank your for reviewing. I really can't comment more, hence the small, responses. If I say too much, I'll give away what's happening.

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 12/06/08 Title: Chapter 8: A Reminder

You're very cruel. As soon as I catch up, you leave me with an ending like that. I want more! I enjoyed this chapter as always, and I do like the tension Bellatrix has brought. I wouldn't think Voldemort would be too happy with her taking matters into her own hands. I wonder what will become of that.

So Hermione did actually see what happened. I like Ron's disgust with him. I'm a bit surprised that Hermione wouldn't say something sooner, but I guess it was to protect Harry a bit with his plans. I like that Ron has said that he'll help him fight the Voldemort, but he's done with him after that. It's just as it should be. Harry's not a very likeable guy in this story is he? :) Great chapter!

Author's Response:

I'm SOOOOO happy that you think I am cruel! I REALLY had trouble getting this chapter written. I knew what was going to happen and when I finally had the chance to write the scene, my 'baby' decided that he/she doesn't like evilness, although its mummy does...so I struggled getting this out!!

The second part...*clamps hand over her mouth and in a mufflede voice, says* Thank you for all of your reviews!

Portrait in the Headmaster's Office by Elena

Rated: R15+ • 2 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary: This was written for the Loyalty project at HPFF. This is an alternative to what happened to Snape in DH and after, so spoilers apply.
Reviewer: Labby Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 15/05/08 Title: Chapter 1: Portrait in the Headmaster's Office

I so prefer this version to the one in DHs. It's such a satisfying ending to Snape's story and I loved reading it! I love how James and Severus were kind of able to fix their disputes and move past it. It was also nice that Severus got another moment with Lily. I really enjoyed reading this story and I wish this was the version from DHs.

Ghosts of Yesterday by LadySophieKitty

Rated: R15+ • 2 Reviews starstarstarstar
Lily has inherited the ability to see ghosts. However, after making a mistake, Lily ignores her talent until the summer before her 7th year. Desperate for money Lily becomes an Au Pair to James Potter's cousin Amy. Her most pressing problem comes in the form of Amy's ghost of a brother. Everyone thinks he was murdered but Lily is convinced to find the truth.
Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 03/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter One

Wow, I really like this idea and I love this beginning. This is such a unique idea and I hope you continue with it. I liked the ending of this.. the careless young girl sending her grandmother away, without even realizing it. And I love the idea of her being able to talk to ghost. This whole set up is interesting so far. I'm looking forward to more!

Sharing Fire by violetlily

Rated: MA18+ • 2 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary: After all these years, she still recognised him. Although the handsome charm had melted into raw ambition, he was still magnetic - a force that could not be resisted. In this meeting of reason and passion, Minerva McGonagall must make a choice between what is right and what is easy.
Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 06/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Sharing Fire

Wow, I loved this! I've never read a Tom/Minerva story before, and I thought you did an incredible job with it with all the description and detail you added in. I think your writing is excellent and the way you had the two interacting was perfect. Great story!

Stars Shining Bright by Romina Stephanie

Rated: R15+ • 1 Reviews
Summary: Stars witnessing the beginning of a love-story. Lily is confused, but perhaps it's James who has the answers to her many questions? Winner for this year's Pure Indulgence Best Ship award! *is estatic*
Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 05/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: stars shining (so) bright

I really liked this! I love your writing, so that's not a surprise, but I loved the simplicity of it. Just a nice James/Lily story without anything too dramatic, just a walk together, and a realization that they could end up together, or at least James isn't such a jerk anymore. I loved how you had James sharing the Invisibility Cloak together and I loved Lily's realizations that James wasn't as terrible as she once thought. Beautiful story!

Author's Response: Thank you, thank you - you've made my day!

Veterans of Hogwarts by ginwannabe

Rated: R15+ • 59 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary: Photobucket
Awesome banner by Serendip @ SAYS!

As those who fought in the Battle of Hogwarts return for their final year, will the bonds forged in battle bring them closer together, or drive them apart.
Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 10/06/08 Title: Chapter 1: Coming Home

I've been meaning to read this forever and I'm glad I finally have been able to start. I really like this so far and I'm looking forward to see where you take it. I know that JKR said that the trio didn't all go back to Hogwarts, but I kind of wanted to see them go back. It must be so difficult to adjust afterwards and I'd like to see how they take it. I like the little memorial and how their friendship is now. They were close before, but it seems as if they'll be close with everyone else now as well because of what everyone like Lavendar and Seamus did in the final battle. Great start!

Author's Response: Ahhh...using my own story against me in the review-a-thon...not fair! ;o)  I'm glad you liked the beginning of this.  I think I've said it before, but you can't go through a life altering event like these kids did and not have a bond between you.  Thanks for reading (even if I now have to stay up late to catch up again, lol).

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 10/06/08 Title: Chapter 2: Settling In

Aww.. I did enjoy this chapter. I'm glad Harry's starting to settle in again. He is back home, and it's nice that he's able to return for a final year. And I'm glad to see him with Ginny again. It's nice to see them actually together, rather than him just thinking about her all of the time like he did in DHs. Once again, I enjoyed this chapter!

Author's Response: I imagine that Harry and Ginny would not have wasted much time getting back together after DH.  I'm glad you're enjoying it.  Thanks for reading.  :o)

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 10/06/08 Title: Chapter 3: Of Snogging and Snacks

I really like the idea of the Veterans of Hogwarts. I think it's nice for them to be able to gather together and to be able to get to talk about what happen. I can definitely see it taken time for people to get over that (especially Harry), and I think it's a great idea for them to form this sort of group. This story really feels like a continuation of DHs so far and I love that. I also loved how Ron and Hermione were the ones getting caught snogging in the hallways now. Hehe.. don't they know whenever one goes to snog, one gets caught. Great chapter again!

Author's Response: Hehehe...I figured it was time for Hermione to get some good snogging in ;o).  And this idea of these guys getting together on a regular basis even after school is what prompted me to write this story.  I had ideas for things that would happen at these events over the years, but I felt like I had to set the stage with the beginnings of the group before I could write them.  I'm glad you feel like it's a continuation of DH.  Thanks again.  :o)

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 10/06/08 Title: Chapter 4: Happy Christmas

I really like how you've added Hannah to this story. Not many people use her and I'm glad to see the beginning of the Neville/Hannah relationship form. I also like that you've made Neville's character so much more confident, as he should be after he's helped out so much after that battle. I like that Hannah was also the one to get the compromise between Ron and Hermione. I also like that Hermione was fighting to go to her parents. It allows us to see how she is close to her parents and she doesn't want to give up on her relationship with them. Off to read more!

Author's Response: I was so nervous about writing Hannah, but I'm really beginning to enjoy her, and I had a lot of fun with the beginnings of this relationship.  I thought I'd try to set the stage some for Hannah becoming the proprietor of the Leaky Cauldron.  They say bartenders are like lay counselors, I thought I'd throw a little of that in ;o).  And I've often wondered how Hermione could have been separated from her parents for so much of her youth.  I just can't imagine not seeing my kids for so much of their childhood, it makes me so sad to think about it.  I wanted to show that she has a family as well, unlike Harry.  If you haven't read it already, my story Obligated is about Hermione dealing with getting her parents back from Australia.  I've only just started it, but will hopefully get through it this summer.

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 10/06/08 Title: Chapter 5: Midnight Discussions

Haha.. I love the cliffhanger, and I'm glad there's more for me to read. I really like that you're showing Harry having a difficult time moving on. It really seems realistic and I like that Hermione is trying to help him through it. It seems so like Harry to be caught up in what happened and being upset about all of the deaths. And then, Hermione cleared it all up and gave him the facts - she seemed really in character as well. Anyways, I want to find out what happens, so I'm ending this review here. :)

Author's Response: Harry tends to keep the weight of the world on his shoulders whether it's supposed to be there or not.  He needs to be taken down a peg or two, and I think Hermione is just the one to put him in his place. 

Reviewer: Labby Signed
Date: 10/06/08 Title: Chapter 6: Boys and Their Egos

Haha.. first off, I'm with you on the comma thing. I'd like to hex that teacher of mine as well.

But onto the main review. I think you've got me addicted to this story now.. I really love it. Again, I think you've got the characters so in character that I feel like this is the exact continuation of what happened after DHs. I love the argument between Ron and Hermione and how Hermioen had to silence him in order to get him to listen. I love that Ginny knew nothing was going on, but just wanted to know why Harry was talking to Hermione and not her. I love the comparison Hermione makes between Ron and Harry as well.

Author's Response: God Bless, Twitty and her attempt to cure me of my comma addiction, lol.  Gosh, there have been times I've wished I could use that Silencio charm, lol.  And poor Ginny, she knows that Harry is faithful, but it hurts when the ones we care about don't trust us with their emotions.  I'm glad you liked the comparison between Ron & Harry, I think that that would be the most frustrating thing in having to deal with the two of them.

Reviewer: Labby Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10/06/08 Title: Chapter 7: Moving On

I do really like the idea of Hermione going to a Muggle/Wizarding school cross type thing. That makes a lot of sense and I like how you explain it. I like all of what you've assigned the characters to go from here. I am a bit disappointed that the pace of this has gone so quickly, but it does make sense since you weren't planning on making it such a long story. I'm enjoying this though and I'm looking forward to more!

Author's Response: Thanks!  I put a lot of time thinking about what these characters might have done in the future, and how they might have gotten there.  I know that I sped through this year, but as I said at the beginning of the story, this was not meant to be an in depth analysis, but more a way to flesh out some ideas that I had floating in my head.  One of them was my story, Hair of the Dog, so if you haven't read that one, you should give it a try.  I invision this story having 3 more chapters and that's it, just enough to set up the VoH as a regular event that continues on after school.  I will hopefully finish this story very soon now that school is out!  Thanks for reading...even if it meant passing me again in the reviews ;o).