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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 Dark Omen by Herbologist [Reviews - 4]
A dark revelation during a shopping trip in Diagon Alley will lead two old acquaintances down separate paths. 'Missing Scene' from PS.

Genres: General, Angst, Drabble
Warnings: none
Characters: Lucius Malfoy, Severus Snape
Rating: C Chapters: 1
Published: 09/27/2011 Updated: 10/16/2011
Word Count: 566 Completed: Yes

A Valentine's Day Surprise by Herbologist [Reviews - 6]
With Valentine's Day coming up, many of you are probably dreaming of a date with a certain Potions master. But before you send off that card, be careful what you wish for... A short piece in rhymes.

Drabbles & Poetry
Genres: Humor, Poetry, Porn Without Plot
Warnings: none
Characters: Original Character, Severus Snape
Rating: W Chapters: 1
Published: 02/06/2012 Updated: 02/06/2012
Word Count: 739 Completed: Yes

Avada Kedavra by Herbologist [Reviews - 29]
Severus Snape / Charity Burbage. One night, after the Yule Ball, she gets closer to him than any woman ever has. And in the end, that might make all the difference. A romance in the shadows of Darkness. Featured story on Occlumency June 2010.

SS/Canon > Het
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, HBP Spoilers, DH Spoilers
Characters: Severus Snape, Other Canon Character (female)
Rating: W Chapters: 4
Published: 04/07/2010 Updated: 06/06/2011
Word Count: 22607 Completed: No

Flying With The Raven by Herbologist [Reviews - 47]
Dumbledore's time is running out, so he sends Snape to enlist the help of a renowned Healer. And though our beloved Potions Master gives her every reason to hate him, she will end up changing his fate. Canon compliant. Set during HBP and DH.

Genres: Angst, Romance, Porn Without Plot
Warnings: Torture, HBP Spoilers, Violence, DH Spoilers
Characters: Narcissa Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, Original Character, Severus Snape
Rating: L Chapters: 18
Published: 11/04/2009 Updated: 04/02/2010
Word Count: 63083 Completed: Yes

In Memory of Severus Snape by Herbologist [Reviews - 12]
The Daily Prophet has asked Headmistress McGonagall to write an obituary for her predecessor, Severus Snape. She is finding it rather difficult.

Genres: General, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: none
Characters: Minerva McGonagall
Rating: C Chapters: 1
Published: 11/08/2011 Updated: 11/11/2011
Word Count: 1534 Completed: Yes

Restricted Reading by Herbologist [Reviews - 4]
Why is Severus Snape trying to steal a book from the Restricted Section of the library?

Genres: Humor, Romance, Drabble
Warnings: none
Characters: Severus Snape
Rating: S Chapters: 1
Published: 09/27/2011 Updated: 10/15/2011
Word Count: 728 Completed: Yes

Wishing On A Star by Herbologist [Reviews - 19]
On the morning after the battle, Prof. Aurora Sinistra mourns the death of the man she loved. While everybody else is celebrating, she wanders through the castle, aimlessly, and finally makes a discovery that gives her new hope. Snape / Sinistra.

SS/Canon > Het
Genres: Romance
Warnings: DH Spoilers
Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Other Canon Character (female)
Rating: W Chapters: 3
Published: 02/21/2010 Updated: 12/09/2010
Word Count: 9194 Completed: No

You Must Be Kidding by Herbologist [Reviews - 4]
After the Dark Lord visits Hogwarts to take the Elder Wand from the marble tomb, Snape loses his patience with Dumbledore's portrait. 'Missing scene' from DH.

Genres: General
Warnings: DH Spoilers
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore
Rating: C Chapters: 1
Published: 02/25/2010 Updated: 02/27/2010
Word Count: 1466 Completed: Yes

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