- Actually a nice round wand would be excellent to break a superglue bond. Pity they didn't put it on the handle of Dumbles' wand. Good to see Minerva taking no chances with the twins. Cheers.
Author's responseHeya Z!
A superglue bond is actually simple to break, even on skin, if you know how, however, while the twins are more versed in muggle technology, they don’t know everything about it. I use CA on a regular basis for everything from model airplanes to guitar bindings, and I’ve had to do some rushing to get it off things I didn’t want it on.
While hilarious, she would have had a lot more trouble with Dumbledore’s wand as he always has it on him.
Minerva: Absolutely! She’s had to deal with them, for far too long, and understands that sometimes it takes extraordinary measures.
- Beware the quiet ones because they're the ones you never, ever suspect. In many ways, if she were not a muggleborn, Hermione Granger would have done as well in Slytherin as Harry Potter. The implications are both worrying and terrifying, depending on how you look at it! :D
Author's responseHeya BenRG
Not only quiet, but brainy as hell too. Dangerous combination.
I read in one story several years ago where Snape said at the end, “That one is a born Slytherin.”
I agree. Even in canon, she was capable of so much. Blackmail, sedition, terrorist activities, espionage…
I’m trying to work up a story arc where she is the upcoming Dark Lady, but nobody suspects. Alas, that’s for the future. Just now I have at least three multichapter fics almost ready for posting.
BY the way, I’m paranoid. I suspect everybody.
- ~wicked cackle~ I love this one and it's clear that Dumbledore and McGonagall have never learned that "it's the quiet ones who are dangerous". I especially enjoyed that it was a joint effort by Harry and Hermione and that they've managed to bug Albus' office, and other places, without getting caught or noticed. There've been a few stories that had both of them sorted into Slytherin ("Not so Muggleborn" by Grenouille7777 comes to mind as well as one that was a crossover with Anita Blake where's he's a were-leopard and she's his best friend from before Hogwarts) but we can always use more. You've got a dangerous combination there of power, brains, and when he receives his inheritance, at least some decent (most likely) sum of money; that can do a lot, especially if employed with proper Slytherin cunning and not the nonsense behavior we're shown in canon.
Author's responseHeya again, Cat!
It’s more that until it’s driven into their heads with a mallet, they’ll continue to ignore the evidence for their preconceptions.
And you’re right. Both would have done well in Slytherin, if there hadn’t been an abundence of narrow-minded bigots there already.
Grenouille’s story was very readable and quite entertaining, though I felt the ending was a bit rushed. Robst, one of my favorite authors, always has them playing with their Slytherin sides…usually to telling effect. A case in point is; ‘In This World And The Next.’ You can find it on Ffn.
There was a story I saw a couple years ago on FFn where Hermione decided on her first train ride to Hoggys; that she was going to be the next dark lord (sic), and Harry and (maybe) Ron were going to be her minions, but I could never find it again. (Le sigh!) I’m (slowly) working up a story along the same premise.
- Yes indeed, Hermione and Harry are wicked when plotting either separately or together! It's a pity that neither Dumbles or McGonagall considered the old saying about the quiet ones...... they can be sneaky when they want to! (Remembering with fondness a few of my own exploits...:P) Many thanks for posting this, and I look forward to seeing your version of Hermione the Dark Lady! Dumbles, Voldy, and the world have no idea about the doom that is about to arrive! :)
Author's responseHeya Teresa!
The biggest problem with the canon characters is that Rowling never let them grow. Imagine if she’d given Harry an imagination…if she hadn’t made Hermione a show-off, hell, even if she’d made Ron, Neville or Draco something other than comic relief.
There were so many wasted characters…
Dark Lady Hermione: It’s gonna be a while in coming. I have so many stories nearly ready for posting and that one is like number 83 on the list. (I like to have at least half a story written before I begin to post.)
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