AU. Seeing Harry in the grip of chronic insomnia, Hermione, Ginny, and Luna get permission from McGonagall, Dumbledore, and Flitwick to attempt their own form of cure.
- Oh yes, very nice indeed. The relaxed atmosphere was a welcome change to other unworthy, sweat-stained accounts of this group in bed. I would be looking forward to read the continuation, but i understand that it would be hard to make without moving into the nc-17 marshlands. Anyway, thanks.
Author's responseThank you!
I don't mind sweat-stained versions, but I'm bad at writing outright nc-17, myself.
Would be tempted to continue it, but I just don't see how to. I amn't much good at long fics, I'm afraid.
- The one thing that I couldn't find was the time-frame. It'd have to be at least sixth year, cause of Luna and Sirius dying, but it also couldn't be- the Weasleys started using Pigwidgeon after Ron got him third year... Confuzzled...
I find myself wishing that it was longer (more chapters)... Maybe? You could do a lot with the idea. By the way, what are the effects of the Bundling Charm, and why is it called that (as opposed to the simplistic nature of other spell names)?
Author's responseI was thinking that Pigwidgeon was Ron's, and that Mrs. Weasley had kept on using Errol, at least during the school year. Sorry about that--I suppose that's what I get for not checking back to the books.
It's probably Sixth Year; could be an alternate Seventh, also, I suppose.
I find myself wishing that it was longer (more chapters)... Maybe? You could do a lot with the idea.
Thanks! I'm afraid I'm not very good at long fics.
By the way, what are the effects of the Bundling Charm,
About like it's described, really. It's sort of like the charms that hide things by making one think of something else one apparently needs to do. IOW, sex sounds like an very nice thing that you would very much enjoy at some other time, just like taking out your broom for a flight once it's spring, and isn't that a lovely nightshirt Hermione's wearing, and oh my! Luna's adorable and couldn't you just watch her sleep for hours?
and why is it called that (as opposed to the simplistic nature of other spell names)?
Bundling is an old custom that used to be practised in New England; supposedly it originated somewhere in England before that. Because there wasn't much opportunity for courting couples to talk in private, they'd be put to bed together. Fully dressed, of course, and usually with some sort of device to make it difficult for things to get out of hand--a "bundling board" between them, or the young man sewn into a sack, possibly with his hands bound behind his back besides.
The Bundling Charm is a more effective, not to mention pleasant, equivalent to a board or a sack. It used to be quite commonly used in Wizarding households--in Mrs. Weasley's grandmother's day, it's more than likely that Harry would've been put to bed with Ginny and a Bundling Charm in the opening chapters of GoF, if not earlier.
(#) brujah_childe 2008-07-22 06:01:19 PMOh I like this, and I may have to steal that charm.
Author's responseThank you!
I may have to steal that charm.
Go ahead! Credit would be cool, if you don't mind.
Unless you mean figuring out how to cast it? In which case, please tell me. It's always possible I'll have kids someday, and if not it'd be fun for practical joking. ;-)
- You know, I've read a whole bunch of time-travel fics (usually Harmony-based) and 'soul-bond' fics that could use this charm, especially when dealing with the troublesome problems that spring up from 'Mione's parents.
Usually, those problems are dealt with by making it a 'life or death' bond where Harry and Hermione physically cannot be separated (lest they die), or by making the elder Grangers into free-thinking liberal extremists who spend all their vacations visiting Nude Beaches on the continent, and think nothing of their little girl finding her happiness with an eleven year old boy...
This charm gives me ideas for the 'life or death' situation. One would think that the wizarding world has encountered similar problems in the past and has come up with solutions, no matter how rare the problem is...
And now I must go off and turn those ideas into writing. I will definitely give credit where it is due; Genius like this deserves no less, after all.