Brilliant! Not sure I've laughed harder throughout the HPFF forums. I thoroughly enjoyed the nature of the parody, the intentionally excessive and gushing adjectives and descriptions, and the way the plot (I know it isn't a plot, I just couldn't think of a better synonym) is self-consciously mocking about the oddities and eccentricities of fanon.
I was also amused by the fact that it's half set outside Craven Cottage, which is coincidentally the place where I've come closest to getting involved (read "beaten up") in football-related violence... but that's another story.
Thanks for a good laugh!
SheriffAuthor's Response: Thanks a lot for the review! This was definetly a fun one to write.
Now that's a story I'd love to hear sometime... Report Review
This is hilarious! I love your style of writing anyway because of your humour and sarcasm and I think you tackle the cliches in really a humorous way!
I love the fact you talk about Cedward because it really is hilarious. You don't seem to like Twilight though which makes me sad! I quite like twilight! Though the lines you've used from is are so funny!
I also like you talking about how super sexy Hermione now appears to be after the battle. If you've ever been over to HPPC you will know all about Black Leather Pants Hermione! Also Draco with his top off... well who could resist!
You talking about Draco's past with th vanishing cabinet just reminds you of how OOC this is as he still has all of his past to make up for.
As for Hermione becoming part of the football hooligans... I can't see it happening :PAuthor's Response: Thanks a lot for the review!
Yeah I'm not really a fan of Twilight, but even if you are, i hope you could still enjoy this.
Oh yes, the infamous leather pants Dramione. i think we can all agree we've seen it way too much.
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That was bloody brilliant and really funny. I couldn't help but cheer for Ron, the little voice in my head kept screeching, "WIN HER BACK, WIN HER BACK, WIN THE TRUE HERMIONE BACK!"...but no...she ran off with Draco...
Honestly, Draco and Hermione are an awful pairing (unless the fiction is actually written right, which honestly is hard to find), so I appreciate this piece a lot. I admit, I do support some non-canon pairings, but Dramione...it's the worst. (*shakes head in dissaproval*)
I wanted to type reviews for the other two chapters, but then I thought I'd rather save it. I love your paralles of Cedward to Michael Jackson, that was honeslty one I've never heard of, so claps to you for that. I would've really flipped out if Hermione even considered him. Good grief!
Anyway, this was brilliant in so many levels! 10/10!
*cyber cookies to you* :D
Oh and P.S;
I've read your fics with Voldemort--those I've honestly doubled over just reading them. You have a true gift for writing proper comedy. I envy your gift!Author's Response: I'm totally with you in rooting for Ron, but alas, this is a Dramione so canon and true characterization must be ignored.
I think we're completely in agreement when it comes to Dramione, which is why this was so fun to write. And I think we can also agree that even malfoy would be better than that horrible vampire.
Thank you so much for this review, it was very encouraging to read! Report Review
Ron is so confused! I love him riding to the rescue, not understanding that he isn't supposed to act in character. The bit about Cedward and Jacob not following the laws of HP, or even mythology for that matter, is priceless. I join the HP fans in their standing ovation. I'm so glad I found this little jewel. I haven't stopped giggling all evening. You've taken everything I hate about Dramiones and written it in such a way that I can't help laughing. Your humor is impeccable. Very well done!~GWAuthor's Response: So I'm really not a fan of the abuse Ron seems to get in Dramiones, so I wanted to picture how canon Ron might react to it. And I think we can all agree about Twilight. Thanks a lot for reading and reviewing! Report Review
Aw, riding unicorns through a waterfall is my favorite! I'm so jealous of the deep, spiritual connection between Draco and Hermione. And her friendships with the football firm are so meaningful. HAHAHAHA! I loved this. Draco's orbs are so orby, I'm riveted. This is brilliant. You are a genius. Great job!~GWAuthor's Response: As we know, things like plots and canon should not stand in the way of true love! Thanks for another review! Report Review
Bwahahahahahahahaha! This is epic. "Baby, I never even tried to be in character." This is so true of almost every Dramione I've ever been subjected to. Your ability to write parody is stunning. I've giggled over this chapter for the last fifteen minutes. The Twilight dig just made me so happy. Well done!
~GWAuthor's Response: Thanks a lot for the review! I tried to hit as many Dramione cliches as I could, I think the only ones I missed were the masqurade ball and Hermione being a Zabini. Glad you enjoyed it! Report Review
Hey, this is Beeezie, here with your review! Sorry about the delay - I was away and didn't really have time to fill requests, but I'm back now. :)
I'm not sure how helpful this review is going to be, because I'm not entirely sure that I will find anything negative to say about this chapter. There's nothing like a good parody; you had me in stitches for the entire thing. I absolutely adored it.
I thought that you did two things very, very well. First, you captured the cliches brilliantly. More importantly, however, you expressed them in a funny, engaging way that drew me into the story. It's not just that the content was funny; the writing was. I really love "Their Finest Hour," and that was obviously the first story of yours that I read, and you're definitely starting to win me over as a humour writer as well. I remember really enjoying your first Voldemort story (I'm not sure I've read any since then…), and I like this even better.
So, yeah. I think you've really managed to perfect humour writing. It's not just that you used the overdone cliches of Hermione suddenly being beautiful, or referenced Cedward (classic, btw) - it's that you did it with such style.
There were so many amazing lines in this. The 'magical breeze' indoors to make Hermione's hair billow? Super Sexy Power Ranger Granger? I also loved the Michael Jackson reference - you didn't just go for the easy dig, and it was absolutely genius. And then you got to the honeymoon suite.
So perfect. And the LOL just kidding, it's Draco Malfoy! Seriously, who else would it be? just made it even better. Honestly, I could easily quote half the story singling out all the great quotes, but I'm going to stop myself with Baby, I never even tried to be in character. Perfect.
And oh, the football. You were right. I do appreciate the football. So, so much. Perfect choice to choose a London club, too (well, I mean, for the Michael Jackson reference, you kind of had to go with Fulham, because no other club has made such a bizarre decision, but aside from that). There's are so many clubs that play out of London, and especially if you're playing fast and loose with time periods (which I'm assuming you are, since the statue of Michael Jackson only went up a few years ago, and since I'm pretty sure Fulham weren't in the first division in the 90s), you can start throwing all kinds of fixtures into the mix without bothering to think about whether the clubs were actually all in the first division at the time.
Or maybe only about five people would be amused by something like QPR v. Fulham in a fic that's supposedly set in the 90s because only five people would really get the joke. And/or I have a dumb sense of humour. :P At any rate, I found all of that highly amusing.
But yeah. You knew I would love that. Especially the Arsenal mention! I mean, I know that this was hardly Arsenal's finest hour, but still. ♥ Hermione getting into football culture will be amazing.
I'm sorry this review was horribly unhelpful, but feel free to rerequest! I'll certainly make my way back here even if you don't, but it might take awhile. :P Thank you so much for requesting, and I'm sorry again about the wait. :)Author's Response: Hey Beezie thanks for such a great review!, and no worries about the wait, the quality more than makes up for it.
I was trying to work in as many Dramione cliches as I could, I think the only ones I missed were Hermione being a Zabini and a masquerade ball. And of course the shots at Twilight were just too easy.
The funny thing is, I originally intended to write a serious story about Dean Thomas hiding out with West Ham hooligans when he's on the run in book 7, but it somehow morphed into this.
You're totally right about why a London team would be best, and I also wanted a team that was kind of an underdog and not known for having a big firm either. In true Dramione fashion, I'm not really striving for accuracy when it comes to the timing, so I'm pretty much just using the current football landscape.
Thanks for such a great review! Report Review
I have to say, this made me laugh unendingly. Something that parodies Harry Potter and Twilight together can't be wrong. Cedward Cullen-Diggory: genius. I think this should win the challenge xD Great job!Author's Response: Thanks a lot for the review, glad you enjoyed it! Report Review
Hi James! Review tag brought me back for the epic conclusion!
"My father will hear of this." Love it. Haha.
I love how Hermione logicked the Twilight characters away. (And yes, I made up that word, and I use it. So there.) You know you're in a Dramione when she'd rather see Draco than the utter perfection that is Cedward. He's so handsome and... devoted. Yes. That. Whereas Draco is all ANGST and HAIR.
Now that I have that out of my system...
Ron is probably my favorite part. His little speech is so sweet, and then Hermione makes him all confused by her OOC-ness. The little duel-that-wasn't-but-totally-could-have-been-with-TASERS was hilarious, especially the fact that even poor Ron was forced to be happy for Dramione when all was said and done. And Draco knows Michael Jackson! Who knew?
I'm off to go join in the dance party. Nicely done! :)
-AmandaAuthor's Response: Hey welcome back!
I think Hermione told the Twilight guys what many of us have been wanting to say for a long time, and of course being a dramione, Draco is naturally the most desirable guy ever.
I always feel bad for all the hate Ron gets in dramiones, so i wanted to picture how canon Ron might react to it. And I think Michael Jackson is pretty much universal, even if you are a muggle hating pureblood.
-James Report Review
I loved this because I hate non-canon ships more than anything anything ever! It was just so funny, and yes I've gushed over about a million of your stories now but I don't even caaare. This was so good, I laughed really, really, really hard. Embarassingly so. You're so good. Aah! 10/10Author's Response: Thanks a lot for the review, so glad you enjoyed it! Report Review
OH OKAY, I understand now, its for a parody challenge. IT MAKES SENSE NOW. :DAuthor's Response: Haha yeah, that should clear it up! Report Review
Is this a parody? This is genius :D I love it, I love JK Rowling to death, but canon gets boring sometimes. “Baby, I never even tried to be in character, and you know I love you too, otherwise what would be the point of the story?” LOL. GREAT JOB :DAuthor's Response: This is a super serious story of romance and angst! But yeah its a parody. Thanks for reviewing! Report Review
Hey :) This was an excellent second chapter! Hermione's character is so fun. I really like the way you're writing this, it's very funny and had me laughing out loud at certain parts. You can write humour effortlessly. Ron had me cracking up. I'm really enjoying this spoof. In all, I really liked this :)
- SexyDoorFramesAuthor's Response: Thanks a lot for the review! I love breaking the fourth wall and making the characters self aware in this kind of story. Report Review
Okay.what just happened?
Ratings a 10!Author's Response: So the cabinet was the one with the secret passage the Draco used to smuggle the Death Eaters into the school, but now the passage leads to the football stadium instead.
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I want to see more Frodo Baggins.
Other than that, it was pure perfection. I want to see this turned into a movie.
My reviews lack substance. Apologies.Author's Response: If you've ever seen the movie Green Street Hooligans, Elijah Wood becomes a West Ham hooligan, so that's what I was referencing with th Frodo Baggins bit.
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Super Sexy Power Ranger Granger. Wow. I nearly died. And that's just the beginning of the story. I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy this one.
Oh god. Cedric Diggory. Twilight references. Win ALL the awards!
Are you trying to kill me?
Orbs. Quidditch toned abs. This is parody gold. I'm afraid all you're going to get from this review are regurgitated plot points and expressions of how I died, but take that to mean I'm impressed. Because I am.
"Baby, I never even tried to be in character."
Speaking of characters, Bartholomew Percival Castlerock IV has got to be the best one I've heard of in my life. I like him already. He looks like he could be fun.
Apologies for taking so long to review this one, and thanks for entering the challenge!Author's Response: Thanks a lot for th review, and thanks for starting this awesome challenge!
This was a really fun story to write, and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed reading it! Report Review
I have no idea what to say about this XD I didn't realize this was suppose to be a spoof/comedy until the whole cedward thing...that was WIERD. Obviously,it was so funny I nearly peed myself. Very great(: I didn't expect it,all that I really processed was that Draco and Hermione where on the banner.
I loved it! Very,very funny!Author's Response: Thanks a lot for the review, glad you enjoyed the humor! Report Review
Well, this was certainly a very entertaining read. It's very wacky and totally not in character and shamefully what a lot of 'serious' dramiones are like ;D I love the Michael Jackson bit at the end. However my favourite part of the whole thing is:
"she shared the suite with the Head Boy, a cunning and mysterious blonde with an aura of bad-boy sexiness who had every girl in Hogwarts at his feet. His name, of course, was Ernie MacMillan.
(LOL just kidding, it's Draco Malfoy! Seriously, who else would it be?) "
:D Keep up the good work of making me laugh.
oh, by the way, isn't draco's catchphrase 'my father will hear about this' rather than 'my father will hear of this'? Eh, details detailsAuthor's Response: Hey thanks a lot for the review, I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
I occaisonally like to read Dramiones for their unintentional humor, and here I tries to capture that intentionally.
You might be right about Draco's line, I'll hav to check.
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*APPLAUSE* Wonderful! This should win an Academy Award, or something. :P It was EPIC, WIN, TUBULAR, COOL, JAZZ, etc. It satisfied all my Dramione requirements EXCEPT there wasn't any proposal or wedding in the mix of this?? How could you forget? :(
Michael Jackson! Ah, that's almost as good as Michael Bolton :)
I liked how you managed to have some sort of plot mixed in with all these shenanigans! :)Author's Response: Thanks a lot, and good call about the wedding/engagement, to be honest I kind of felt like there was something missing from the final scene, and that would tie it up perfectly!
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Hilarious lines from twilightAuthor's Response: Thank you! Report Review
Back for Chapter 2 as part of our Review Tag. I must say, it’s a bit ironic that I’m reviewing a Dramione that’s a complete parody while you’re reviewing (because I am going back to your review thread) my Dramione which is an utterly and completely SERIOUS thing (no, really, it is. Please believe me or my angst author soul will expire from lack of deep understanding). That being said, I’m moving on to the actual review and not my mindless rambling.
“Dramione? You mean they combine your names like you’re American celebrities or something?” LOL, (and that was a literal LOL) because IT’S SO TRUE! When I first got into HP FF, I was like “Dramione? Seriously?” and likened it to “Bennifer” or “TomKat”.
MONTAGE!!! I love montages!! And the song MUST’VE been a Michael Bolton song!
She flipped her gondola!
Tommy Hatcher is like Chuck Norris :P
How I appreciate parodies even if it’s about a very earnest and true ship like Dramione :)Author's Response: Hey I totally appreciate that irony as well! It's like rainnn on your wedinnng day (ok I'll stiop now, since I totally blame that song for most of my generation not knowing the real meaning of irony haha)
Those nicknames have gotten pretty out of hand. I was picturing something like Celine Dion for the montage, but Michael Bolton would totally work as well! Or maybe Bryan Adams.
Thanks a lot for the review, and I hope you enjoyed laughing at what is usually a serious angsty ship! Report Review
Heya :) I really liked this! I thought it was clever and witty! I really couldn't stop laughing at some parts! I just love the way you wrote this. "...you are super fit and I love you." Oh my gosh! That was too funny! You seem to have an effortless knack for writing humour! I loved the way you poked fun at every cliche that is out there. "You're my own personal brand of butterbeer." Nice twist ;) And the Ernie moment! Oh my gosh, I cracked up. And I'm so glad that you mentioned the orbs! Orbs are always fun! I loved reading this so much, it made a dull sunday night all the much better! Thanks so much!
- SDFAuthor's Response: Thanks a lot for the review, I hope you had a much fun reading this as I did writing it! Report Review
Okay so I normally don't read Draco/Hermione as I don't like it because I see her with Ron only but I'm glad I picked this story! It is so freaking Hilarious! I so wasn't expecting this to be a spoof!
I loved the way you wrote it and Luna! "I blame the nargles." Haha favourite quote in the whole story ;D
This is just amazing though! Cedward! I'm still laughing ;)
~BlameItOnTheNarglesAuthor's Response: I agree that I also only see Hermione with Ron, but in this case I decided to have a little fun with all the Dramione cliches. And who doesn't love Luna?
Thanks a lot for the review! Report Review
This... was just an epic ending. A Michael Jackson statue coming to life and serenading Draco and Hermione. I love fan fiction :D
I love how Hermione corrected everyone for not being "Dramione" enough, especially the parts with Ron.
Cedward returned! Hermione telling him and Jacob off was fantastic. *Joins in the standing ovation*
Brilliant work on this! It was a fantastic read.Author's Response: Thanks a lot for reviewing, I'm glad you enjoyed it! And I think Hermione said a lot of what we've all been thinking all along in reagrds to that other fandom. Report Review
Whoa. That was really random. Funny, but I didn't see a real plot. Oh, well, this story was fun. ( you really like Michael Jackson, do you.)Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! And Micheal Jackson = Winning Report Review
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