Penname: TheTrioMakesMeHot [Contact] Real name: Carol (AKA Jamie)
Member Since: 09/28/2006
Membership status: Administrator
Bio:

Middle-aged, married with grown kids and a very hectic career.  I changed jobs about a year ago after working in the same place for 30 years, but it was a good change, even if it is keeping me busy beyond belief.  I am completely addicted to all things Harry Potter, particularly the dark-haired Brit who brought him to life in film.

Just a word to those who read my fics ... I have recently begun archiving my fics at AO3 in addition to here for the convenience of those who like to read on eReaders or via Kindle app on their cell phone (like I do).  They can be found under the user name HPTrio there.


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Restless by meesha1971 Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Harry is having nightmares.  Ron finds a way to help him sleep.
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Erotica, Fluff, PWP
Time Period: None
Warnings: Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5307 Read Count: 898
[Report This] Published: 05/02/2006 Updated: 05/02/2006
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 09/28/2006 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Wickedly delicious!  I hope you plan to continue this beyond the shower scene because I'm having as much trouble waiting as Ron & Harry were during dinner!

A Single-Minded, Long-Term Fixation by marksykins Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Harry hopes for the best, expects the worst.
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter
Genres: Drama
Time Period: None
Warnings: Slash
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4276 Read Count: 1735
[Report This] Published: 06/16/2006 Updated: 06/16/2006
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed
Date: 02/14/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I can't believe no one has left a comment for this before now!  I think it's brilliant, but it could be so much better if you continued it ...

Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed
Date: 02/14/2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I can't believe no one has left a comment for this before now!  I think it's brilliant, but it could be so much better if you continued it ...

Summer Rain by abigail89 Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary: It's better in the rain.

Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Drabble, Fluff, PWP
Time Period: None
Warnings: Masturbation, Minor Fluff, Slash, Voyeurism
Challenges: Monthly Challenge: (2006-06) June 2006 - Let's Get Soaking Wet!
Challenges: Monthly Challenge: (2006-06) June 2006 - Let's Get Soaking Wet!
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 746 Read Count: 607
[Report This] Published: 07/01/2006 Updated: 07/01/2006
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed
Date: 10/10/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I'm not sure how I failed to find this sooner, but WOW!  Incredible imagery (did you ever get anyone to do art for it?  I would LOVE to see it if you did).

Makes me want to go play in Harry & Ron's garden in the rain . . .

It's Certainly A...Rousing by tqpannie, madam_minnie Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Co Written with Madam Minnie There are things in the forbidden forest that are only revealed if you really need them...
Categories: The Broomshed > The Changing Room
Characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Erotica
Time Period: None
Warnings: Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2018 Read Count: 342
[Report This] Published: 08/11/2006 Updated: 08/11/2006
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed
Date: 01/19/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Completely delicious!  I'm not really sure how I failed to comment when I read this the first time, but I loved it then and I love it now.

I wonder...does the embrace at the end imply there is (or will be) a Hermione/Ginny sequel?

Make A Note by inell Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Fred and George test a new line of products
Categories: The Broomshed > More Than Two
Characters: Fleur Delacour, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin, Harry Potter, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Professor Sinistra, Bill Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley
Genres: Erotica, PWP
Time Period: None
Warnings: Bondage, Chan, Dub-Con, FemSlash, Het, Incest, Orgy, Rimming, Slash, Strong Sexual Content, Threesome, Twincest, Underage, Voyeurism, Weasleycest
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4642 Read Count: 12244
[Report This] Published: 08/11/2006 Updated: 08/11/2006
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed
Date: 02/07/2008 Title: Chapter 1: Make A Note

Bloody brilliant!

How do I get on the Weasley's guest list for their next party?

Just Desserts by ThaliaChaunacy Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 19]
Summary: Past Featured StoryRon + Hermione + eclairs. Add a dash of the unexpected, and stir.
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Erotica, Fluff, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 44764 Read Count: 20533
[Report This] Published: 08/13/2006 Updated: 08/16/2007
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed
Date: 03/27/2008 Title: Chapter 18: Sanctuary

I just pretty much read all of this in one go, having somehow missed it when it was originally posted.  My eyes are watering now from the strain, so if I type something stupid here, chalk it up to my not being able to see properly.

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the story overall ... all the teasing between Ron & Hermione with the eclairs and such was completely delicious and really kept the tension high for the reader. 

I wasn't "bothered" by the whole Harry/Hermione thing, except that I do think it is a bit of a character stretch for Harry ... I mean, if he was worried about kissing Ginny because she's Ron's sister, it's a bit of a stretch to think he'd have sex with Hermione knowing Ron loved her.  I'm not mentioning that as a criticism, because I think the whole Harry/Hermione interlude was quite hot, and the fallout afterward was quite believable, so it really did add to the story.

My only complaint - if you could call it that - would be where you stopped.  I sort of feel the need for the whole battle thing to play out now that we've had one attack and are expecting another ... even though I see the logic in leaving off at a hopeful stage.

At any rate, very well written ... I enjoyed it very much!



Author's Response:

Youch, I don't think even *I* can read it in one go without my eyes crossing. :applauds you:

Yeah, you caught me on the ending. >.> Basically I chickened out after discovering JUST HOW HARD writing action is. Writing that one battle killed me. Repeatedly. >.> And the story'd been in the works for over two years and needed to end. ^^

Thank you VERY MUCH for reading and for leaving an awesome, thoughtful, kind review! It made my day. :D

Sex and Vanilla by inell Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Until there is nothing left but the scent of sex and vanilla
Categories: The Broomshed > More Than Two
Characters: Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter
Genres: None
Time Period: None
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Threesome
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 917 Read Count: 948
[Report This] Published: 08/15/2006 Updated: 08/15/2006
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/07/2010 Title: Chapter 1: Sex and Vanilla

Wow!  So incredibly bittersweet. 

Harry Potter and the Unwinnable Fight by Leviathan Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 22]
Summary: When Harry and Hermione disappear before his eyes, Ron Weasley will do whatever it takes to bring them back.
But while Ron fights to save them, Harry and Hermione are lost in a world where the only thing they have is each other...
Categories: The Broomshed > Erotic Couplings
Characters: Various
Genres: Drama, Erotica, Romance
Time Period: None
Warnings: Contains Spoiler for HBP, Graphic Violence, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Masturbation, Strong Sexual Content
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 41005 Read Count: 4847
[Report This] Published: 08/28/2006 Updated: 08/28/2006
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed
Date: 02/11/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Harry Potter and the Unwinnable Fight

Again, WOW ... I think you've been "wowing" me off and on all day (and I really SHOULD be sleeping now).  Knickers are still in my purse...although I actually need a dry pair now as well (I had a feeling your sex scenes would be my undoing) ... and now this is 2 stories where you've made me talk about my knickers, and again, I don't normally mention them in reviews (although you were quite right...that is the entire point of this stuff).  And I did friend you on LJ, so friend me back so I can read your stuff that's there, but I'll warn you ahead of time before you look for things that aren't there...I really don't have a clue yet how to use LJ.  I actually set up the account in the beginning so I could read more of Shocolate's work (also an awesome writer, but I think I've seen where you already know that, right?).

But back to this story, it was awesome on so many levels, not the least of which I think was that it was in perfect canon.  I mean, I know JKR doesn't actually include sex in her books, but I can so easily see Harry & Hermione feeling and fighting the pull of attraction, and poor Ron willing to risk anything to get to them.  And his sense of betrayal upon finding them...I know I told you earlier today Ron would do anything for Harry and I could see him sharing Hermione with him...and I can...but I see it as having been by his choice, so I agree it would be difficult for him to deal with it once it had become reality without him having a say in the matter.

You know I love Trio, and I think you have this set up SO WELL to go into a Trio sequel.  Ginny won't or can't forgive Harry; Ron knows Hermione love him, but she still loves Harry as well, and Ron can't bear to see Harry alone (and maybe he remembers how it good felt when Viktor touched him-even though the idea bothered him-and he wonders how that would be WITH Harry, instead of a sacrifice he made for Harry).  And Harry did say he wished he could do that with Ron...

I probably wouldn't mind seeing your Viktor with the Trio in another setting, but I don't think so in this story.  In this story, I can see scenes of Viktor wanking alone (very slowly and erotically) in his castle as he feels Ron with Hermione, or with Harry and Hermione (can he feel them now too, since the Trio sort of expanded that connection in order to get them all back?)

Or maybe he could be visiting the Trio at Grimmauld Place since he's now Ron's friend, in addition to being Hermione's friend (and I think in GOF we saw he has a healthy respect for Harry as well), and maybe he could be wanking in a guest room there while they make love in a room nearby, and Ron (or they, if the connection was expanded to all of them) could feel Viktor's hands on himself...yeah, I like it that way...and maybe Ginny could wander into Viktor's room (obviously, you'll need to have built up some sexual tension between them already) and this could be the start of a relationship between them perhaps (I mean, after Harry, you can't just have her settling for Neville or Seamus.  At the very least, give her Draco, but I'm thinking Viktor might make a better match for her.

OH...and it's all YOUR FAULT...I didn't ever get my next chapter posted to That Need because I spent all day reading (and re-reading) your stuff!!!  Maybe tomorrow...oh, wait...it IS tomorrow now.

I gotta get some sleep...G'night!

~Jamie~



Author's Response: Oh, Jamie, you are just blowing me away with your reviews! Thank you so much!

It's clear that we see eye-to-eye on the characters of Harry, Ron and Hermione, and their relationships, all four of them. Seeing how much they long for one another, Ron would probably be offering to let Harry and Hermione be together right now -- And, of course, getting scolded by Hermione for thinking he can pass her around like a party favor, while Harry panics and backs off, and beats himself up even more for disrupting their relationship -- but his hurt sense of betrayal and rage won't let him.

There's a mini-sequel, not quite in the works, called "Slouching Towards Forgiveness," in which Remus Lupin will help Ron see past his anger and insecurity to a workable solution.

And the scenes you mentioned for a sequel fit in awfully well with a smutty/fluffy one I've pondered, because, yes, Viktor is now linked with all of them, and while everyone is learning some occlumency as a result, they always have some of this awareness.

And Viktor/Ginny is an idea that appeals to me, now that I think about it. That could be a great solution!

Thanks again, so very much, for this wonderful review.

(And, yes, you've been friended on LJ, and into my "Gets to read the Smut" group, so stop by and say "Howdy!")

Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed
Date: 02/11/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Harry Potter and the Unwinnable Fight

And I just have to add one other comment I'd meant to mention, but somehow clicked "submit" before doing it.

After seeing the recent photos promoting a certain West End play that opens soon, if I were Hermione standed in that sort of situtation with Harry . . .

Well, I'll just say she is a MUCH stronger person than I am because I expect I'd have been saying "Ron who?" 15 minutes after we'd arrived there.

But you're a guy, and I'm sure you're wondering why I felt compelled to mention that in a review of one of your stories.  I mention it because it was all I could see in my mind while I read what you'd written about how Hermione kept steeling looks at Harry's body...kind of like me and those pictures.



Author's Response: Yeah, if my photoshopping skills were better, I can easily see taking one of those shots -- the one with Joanna Christie holding Dan from behind -- and making it Harry and Hermione in the Empty Universe. So I thank Dan and Joanna and teh folks behind Equus for creating some nice promotional material for my story! LOL!

And, because I forgot to mention it to you:

I'm so glad the sex scenes worked for you. I was very nervous, beign a guy, writing sex from a woman's point of view, so I'm always gratified to hear good words about it from a female reader!

And, boy, as much as I'm loving these reviews, I'm almost sorry you read this story, at this point, because I WANT THE NEXT CHAPTER OFTHAT NEED!

Oh, and none of that nonsense from your review of "Unbreakable Bond" about you not being a good writer. You're wonderful. Ron's trick with the Honey.... Oh, man!

Statistics by Leviathan Rated: FG - Family Guidance starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary: A Sequel to Surrogate, set ten years later.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Drabbles
Characters: Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Genres: Comedy, Trio
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: The "Half-a-Ron" Universe
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 134 Read Count: 916
[Report This] Published: 09/18/2006 Updated: 09/18/2006
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/11/2007 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

9 year old Jamie --- WOW, I feel almost honored here!

I'd read Surrogate a good while back, and I know you know by now I love anything trio (although poor Ron's plight broke my heart, even though he seemed OK about it).

And I just had to tell you how "personal" it all became to me because my own parents had me on purpose using a "borrowed" father - which I suppose backfired in a way, because it bothered my Dad more than he expected it to and the ended up divorcing by the time I was a year old.  My mom remarried just after I was 2 (not to my "borrowed" father) and I started school believing every kid had one mother and two fathers.

So I have MANY elements in common with these two stories!!!

Oh...thanks for linking your LJ in your comments to my other review...I even listened to your audio version of Surrogate and I feel I know you so much better now! (Incidentally, I rarely mention my knickers, so you can consider that high praise indeed).



Author's Response: "Wow" back atcha! I am completely blown away by this review.

When I wrote my "Half-a-Ron" stories, I thought of them as no more than light-hearted fun. I love these versions of the characters, and I will definitely be writing more of them, but I expected no more results than smiles and giggles, and, in the case of this one, groans.

So it completely blows me away to see that these silly little tales have touched you where you live. 

I hope you enjoyed the audio version as well. 

Hey, if you're on LJ, friend me! I'll friend you back!

That way, you get first look at my fics as I post them.

Thanks again for this stunning, stunning review.

All That They Had Not Lost by Quizzical Rated: MT - Mature Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 114]
Summary: The rest of the world had ceased to exist outside of their circle. Outside of their search. That would they do now they had found what they had been looking for, and it was all destroyed? So much had been lost in the process.

Written pre Deathly Hallows.
Categories: Remains of the Day > Three of Hearts
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Drama, Romance, Trio
Time Period: None
Warnings: None
Series: All That They Had Not Lost
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 27572 Read Count: 20383
[Report This] Published: 10/12/2006 Updated: 02/28/2007
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 12/18/2006 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Simply beautiful!

Author's Response:

thank you.

Q

Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 12/18/2006 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter Five: One Big Happy Family

I can't say enough good things about how much I'm enjoying this story!  It is so very believable with the trio's canon personalities, and for me, that is what makes the best fanfiction.  I can't wait to see how it unfolds, and I hope very much that you update often and that little Charlie's new baby sibling will be Harry's.

Author's Response:

i am so thrilled that you like it, and find the  personalities believable and recognisable.

thanks for commenting.

Q

Harry Potter and the Unbreakable Bond by Leviathan Rated: RT - Restricted Themes starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 203]
Summary: Past Featured StoryWhen Hermione uses ancient magic to save Harry and Ron, the trio's lives are changed - forever! 

AU, Sixth-year.
Categories: The Broomshed > Ménage a Trio
Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Erotica, Fluff, Horror, Romance, Trio
Time Period: Voldemort's Second War
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Contains Spoiler for HBP, Contains Spoilers for DH, Graphic Violence, Het, Hurt/Comfort, Masturbation, Slash, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Threesome, Underage
Series: None
Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 165896 Read Count: 133580
[Report This] Published: 10/14/2006 Updated: 04/08/2010
Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/11/2007 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter Thirteen: Matters of Life and Death

You know, I actually considered myself a reasonably decent writer until I read this...actually all of what you have posted so far...in one go.  I know I'm now quite sleep deprived, and maybe my brain isn't up to it's usual level of functionality, but there are no words to adequately describe how superbly you write!  I was quite pleased with your reviews on one of my own stories, being aware already that you were quite talented, but now I am truly honored to know I've written anything you considered worthy of leaving a review!

Although my mind very much believes in the canon pairings of H/G and R/Hr, my heart and my fantasy life belong entirely to the Trio.  To me, there is no better "pairing" in the Potterverse than Harry, Ron & Hermione together intimately.  So I am MORE THAN DELIGHTED that this is a Trio fic!!!

I love how you brought Sirius back (because it's plausible the way you did it) - I always hated how Harry lost him so soon after finding him (and I wish JKR would read that bit and edit it into Deathly Hallows...but I'm not holding my breath).  I love how you've managed to address all the awkward little "realities" of the three being permanently "stuck" together, and while I know many people might disagree about Ron being okay about sharing Hermione with Harry (they've told me that about some of my stories), I honestly believe he would be okay with it.  NEVER with anyone else, but he would do anything for Harry, and I don't think it's a stretch to think that would include something like this.

I just LOVE Hermione's parents, and given Hermione's canon character, I can see them being exactly the way you've written them...NOT the timid looking Muggles we saw in the second film! (That still bugs me every time I watch it).

The only thing in your story that's hit a nerve with me was Molly's initial reaction to the Nuptialis spell; although I could possibly imagine her having those thoughts (like her reaction to the article in Witch Weekly...GOF, was it?), I'm not sure I can see her verbally attacking Hermione with quite such caustic words, I see her going after her more on an intellectual level, attacking Hermione's status as the "smartest witch of her age," rather than acting like Hermione cast the spell out of sexual  motivation. Ginny's reaction to it all, however, is PERFECT!

Now, all that said (and I do ramble when I'm sleepy, but trying to fight it), I have to tell you how much I'm looking forward to the naughty "after Harry's birthday" bits.  If you write a full-on sex scene between the three of them as well as you've written everything else up to this point, I may be fortunate enough not have the issue with a tent keeping me stuck at my desk at work, but I will most definitely be in need of dry knickers (excuse me while I run tuck a clean pair into my purse, just in case I happen to be in the office when you post that chapter).

I'm very much looking forward to whatever you have in store for us next!  Any feel for how many chapters you'll have when you're done?  Meanwhile, I'm going to try to finish up my own next chapter so I can get it posted before the weekend's out. (My computer was dead for about a week and I feel I'm way behind...and fear people will think I've abandoned the story, which I absolutely have not).

Thanks for indulging my over-long review, and PLEASE update soon!

~Jamie~



Author's Response:

Author's Response: Jamie, thanks for the stupendous review!

I completely understand and respect your reservations to Molly's outburst. My own thinking -- and I've said this elsewhere -- is that Molly was striking to hurt, and hurt where she was hurt. She transformed her fears about her innocent baby boy being forced into an adult relationship before she felt he was ready into anger at Hermione for placing him in that situation, and, since she's clearly harbored resentments in the past about Hermione's sexual morality, that's how that was expressed. She doesn't really feel that Hermione's some little slut who was plotting to steal away her ickle baby boy. I'm not sure I'm making sense there.

The Trio Ship is my OT3 at this point. It pushes so many of my "Oooh, yeah!" buttons: Exploring new ways to make a family, Ron at his most generous, poor broken Harry having all the support he could need. Most of all, though, the mutual love of the trio never being marginalized by a romantic relationship that would (rightly) become the primary love, and as a result exclude someone. Plus, you got your Pervy Three-way Sex! It's an all-winning situation!

Thank you so much for the line about the panties! As you know, I've been known on occasion to mention the tent in reviewing smut, because, after all, that's what smut is for, isn't it? So it's quite a thrill to know I'm giving a reader a similar level of thrill.

Right now, I'm in the beginning stages of writing Chapter Fourteen, "Yes We're Going to a Party, Party." I hope to have it up in a few days -- although life and writing can conflict -- so having the backups in your purse may indeed be wise.

I don't have even a ball-park estimate for the length of this piece. I know my ending, but I have to let the story meander until it gets there. If forced to guess, I'd say, thirty to forty chapters. I am attempting a full-length novel.

Thanks again, very much, for reading, and the fabulous, wonderful review!

-Jonathan
http://leviathan0999.livejournal.com

Reviewer: TheTrioMakesMeHot Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/28/2007 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter Fourteen: "Yes, We're Going to a Party, Party"

Can I be Hermione?  Please?  Pretty please...with chocolate frogs and sugar quills? (What if I get the rest of the Gryffindor girls for you then?)

It was WELL worth the wait, and we're not even through the whole birthday yet, so I just know it's going to get better.  Fortunately, I'm reading this at home.  Unfortunately, my hubby is already asleep, so now I'm going to have to go wake him up to ... umm ... ease some of this tension.  Can I tell him it's all your fault?

Two points I really and truly loved in here ... Harry insisting Ron go first (very in character) and Ginny's "welcome" scene when they arrived at the Burrow (also very in character I thought).

I'm leaving Friday for London (Equus...YAY), so I'm counting on a new chapter when I get back.  That gives you just over a week, so get writing!!!

~Jamie~



Author's Response: Well, there you are!

Thanks so much for the kind words.

So, reading from home, you were able to keep the spares folded up in your purse, then? I'll have to see what I can do to make you use those up!

That may be a couple of chapters away, though. I live in fear of there being a numbing sameness to my sex scenes, so I seem to be churning them out mechanically, so I need time for inspiration to strike. (I've got a bit of one, but I'll need more than what I've got.

Thanks especially for the praise for Harry insisting that Hermione and Ron be together first, which I really liked, and for the Ginny scene, which I've been saving up since Chapter Four.

And yes, of course you can be Hermione. That's what stories are for, so we can imagine ourselves as other people in other places!