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Penname:Herbologist [Contact]
Member Since:2009.10.25
Stories Posted:8
Reviews Posted:41
A Favorite Author of:12 members
Favorite Stories:9
Favorite Authors:5
I'm a fan of the Harry Potter series. My favourite character is Severus Snape. Complex, intelligent and sexy, he is the tragic hero of the series.
I hate how JK Rowling killed him off in Deathly Hallows, and it was what inspired me to write my first ever fanfiction 'Flying With The Raven'.

I mostly read SS/OC and SS/HG, but occasionally other pieces that catch my attention. I don't like stories that drag on and on without much happening and rarely read anything over 100,000 words unless it is very good. I'm quite forgiving about typos and punctuation errors, but poor style or grammar puts me off straight away, as does OOC. I like realism and don't fancy excessive time travel, de-aging, obscure family links and Snape the vampire stories.

About me:
I am a thirty-something female and mother of two boys. I am German and hence not writing in my mother tongue.

About my stories:

Flying With The Raven is set during HBP and DH and pairs Snape with an adult OC who is on a par with him. It is a Snape survival story, offering plenty of romantic fantasy fodder. Snape's characterisation focuses more on his noble side, prickly shell notwithstanding. Yes, this is self-insertion, but I am willing to share if I get a few reviews in return. ;-)

Avada Kedavra started as a short piece about Snape and Charity Burbage. The original one-shot ends with Charity's death, and has a sort of tragic beauty to it. From a lot of the feedback I received, it appeares that people just want a happy ending though, so I have since started on an alternate story line that will give you just that. To achieve such a feat while staying true to canon there will be some breathtaking plot twists. And it may turn into a longer story alltogether. I'm really focused on this story now, and hope to be able to complete a chapter a month.


Wishing On A Star is a post-DH story pairing Snape and Sinistra. Snape is a more flawed character here than in FWTR. And it won't be until he can stop blaming unfavourable circumstances and other people for his misery that he will change and find happiness. Updates here will be fairly slow, but I will never abandon this story.

And on Ashwinder: Beyond Captivation
SS/HG. When Snape arrives at Malfoy Manor and saves Hermione from torture, he ends up seeing her in a different light. A tale of love, obsession, and learning to let go, told in three parts. Not a stereotypical romance, it should appeal to those who do not normally subscribe to this pairing.

All my stories are totally canon compliant. Not that I mind AU, I just enjoy exploiting the many gaping holes JKR has left us fanfiction authors!

Stories by Herbologist (8)Favorite Stories (9)Favorite Authors (5)

A More Merciful Man by Berkana [Reviews - 391]
The Half-Blood Prince is back at his old job, still bitter, and bored out of his sorry skull. That is, until Remus Lupin and a certain female professor begin to spice things up a bit for him.

Genres: Humor, Angst, Romance, Friendship, Porn Without Plot
Warnings: HBP Spoilers
Characters: Ron Weasley, Remus Lupin, N. Tonks, Minerva McGonagall, Lucius Malfoy, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Fred, Fred/George Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Draco Malfoy, Original Character, Severus Snape
Rating: B Chapters: 51
Published: 05/25/2006 Updated: 06/16/2008
Word Count: 154645 Completed: Yes

The Tower Affair by Rose of the West [Reviews - 38]
A wizard has been murdered. A special investigator is hired to find and apprehend the guilty party.

Genres: Mystery/suspense, Fluff, Alternate Universe
Warnings: Character Death, HBP Spoilers, Implied Character Death, DH Spoilers
Characters: N. Tonks, Severus Snape, Original Character, Other Canon Character (male)
Rating: B Chapters: 12
Published: 06/16/2009 Updated: 07/23/2009
Word Count: 29829 Completed: Yes

Viridis by h_vic [Reviews - 8]
Many difficult things have been asked of Severus Snape over the years, and perhaps this latest one ought not to have been the hardest. But yet, he knew that, just beyond the gargoyle, he would be forced to confront the most difficult test he'd ever known: facing the man he killed.

Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death, Implied Character Death
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore
Rating: C Chapters: 1
Published: 12/16/2007 Updated: 12/17/2007
Word Count: 1934 Completed: Yes

Fairy Tale Come True by Razzberry [Reviews - 18]
Written for the Potions Masters Muse Challenge: So Many Buttons, So Little Time

Sabrina and her friends have been to a Victorian Romance Novel Convention andthey stop to enjoy a picnic on their way home. The ruins of an old castle prove too tempting to ignore, though, and they decide to investigate.

Hogwarts has many ways to protect its students from harm, and when Muggles cross the magical barriers, it responds with a will of its own, and Sabrina finds more than an abandoned castle for her efforts.

The Potion Master's Muse Challenges
Genres: Fluff, Romance
Warnings: none
Characters: Original Character, Severus Snape
Rating: L Chapters: 2
Published: 10/18/2004 Updated: 10/18/2004
Word Count: 10802 Completed: Yes

Bliss of Another Kind by Agnus Castus [Reviews - 8]
An unnamed witch arrives at the Triwizard Yule Ball with one thing on her mind. Canon-compliant.

Genres: Drama, Angst, Porn Without Plot
Warnings: none
Characters: Original Character, Severus Snape
Rating: W Chapters: 1
Published: 12/06/2009 Updated: 12/06/2009
Word Count: 5113 Completed: Yes

Star Sisters by sevs_starsisters [Reviews - 192]
Two girls. Two Houses. One obsession. In their final year at Hogwarts, two very different girls face their own battle with the continuing rise of the Dark Lord, encountering along the way shattered friendships, broken hearts, a charming blond Death Eater with a twisted plan, and a secret that could rock the foundations of the Wizarding world. Once more, the stern Potions master will have to do the impossible and offer his protection. Will he succeed? Set during Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix and mostly canon compliant.

Genres: Drama, Angst, Romance, Friendship, Alternate Universe, Tragedy, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: none
Characters: Lucius Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, Original Character, Severus Snape
Rating: L Chapters: 41
Published: 03/24/2009 Updated: 10/19/2009
Word Count: 221371 Completed: Yes

What the Lonely Know by Agnus Castus [Reviews - 62]
After Snape answers the call of Tonks' Patronus, his evening takes an unexpected turn. Compliant with HBP book.

SS/Canon > Het
Genres: Drama, Angst, Porn Without Plot
Warnings: none
Characters: Harry Potter, N. Tonks, Severus Snape
Rating: W Chapters: 10
Published: 12/31/2009 Updated: 04/28/2010
Word Count: 25325 Completed: Yes

A Valentine's Quartet by The Snapettes [Reviews - 6]
Four different Valentine's Days in the life of Severus Snape. Written as a round-robin for the FB Muffliato! group's Valentine challenge.

The Potion Master's Muse Challenges
Genres: General, Drama, Angst
Warnings: none
Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Bellatrix Lestrange, Lily Potter, Lucius Malfoy, Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape, Other Canon Character (male), Other Canon Character (female)
Rating: L Chapters: 1
Published: 02/06/2010 Updated: 02/07/2010
Word Count: 10504 Completed: Yes

A Visit From St. Severus by hexgirl [Reviews - 15]
'Twas the night before Christmas' is all very well, but who would we really like to see handling our stockings?

Drabbles & Poetry
Genres: Humor
Warnings: none
Characters: Original Character, Severus Snape
Rating: W Chapters: 1
Published: 12/22/2009 Updated: 12/23/2009
Word Count: 389 Completed: Yes

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