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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.

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.

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!

My other stories at Sycophant Hex and Fanfiction.net:

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. ;-)


Wishing On A Star is a post-DH story pairing Snape and Sinistra and is still work in progress (I know it's been a few months since I updated, but be assured I will never abandon this story!). 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.

Penname:herbologist
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Member Since:2011/08/06
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My Website:http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100002901642319
Also Archived at:Sycophant Hex( Ashwinder, Occlumency), Fanfiction.net
A Favorite Author of:13
Reviews Posted:35

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A Valentine’s Day Surprise [M (R)] by herbologist
[Reviews - 8]
Category: HARRY POTTER FANFICTION > Hogwarts Castle
Characters: Original Character, Severus Snape
Genres: Drabble/100-Word, Erotica, Humor, Poetry/Prose, Smut     Warnings: none
Summary: 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.
Chapters: 1      Completed: Yes       Published: 2012/02/04       Updated: 2012/02/14      Word Count: 731

Avada Kedavra [MA (NC-17)] by herbologist
[Reviews - 17] Favorite - 6
Category: HARRY POTTER FANFICTION > Hogwarts Castle
Characters: Charity Burbage, Severus Snape
Genres: Angst, Erotica, Romance     Warnings: Character Death, Explicit Sexual Content
Summary: 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.
Chapters: 3      Completed: No       Published: 2011/08/06       Updated: 2011/10/09      Word Count: 19861

Beyond Captivation [MA (NC-17)] by herbologist
[Reviews - 95] Favorite - 54
Category: HARRY POTTER FANFICTION > Potions Under Duress
Characters: Bellatrix Lestrange, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ronald Weasley, Severus Snape
Genres: Erotica, post-DH/DH compliant, Psychological, Romance     Warnings: **DH SPOILERS**
Summary: 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.
Chapters: 6      Completed: Yes       Published: 2011/08/06       Updated: 2011/11/05      Word Count: 27598

Forsaken [T (PG-13)] by herbologist
[Reviews - 11] Favorite - 17
Category: HARRY POTTER FANFICTION > Potions Under Duress
Characters: Cho Chang, Hermione Granger, Original Character, Severus Snape
Genres: Drama, Romance     Warnings: (None)
Summary: Snape survived the war, but is left crippled by the effects of Nagini's bite. Teaching potions on St. Mungo's prestigious trainee programme for Healers, a certain know-it-all once more sits in his classroom. When the new Marriage Law puts Hermione in a desperate situation, Snape proposes a deal, but they both will get more than they bargained for.
Chapters: 1      Completed: No       Published: 2012/07/16       Updated: 2012/09/04      Word Count: 3257

In Memory of Severus Snape [K+ (PG)] by herbologist
[Reviews - 6] Favorite - 2
Category: HARRY POTTER FANFICTION > Hogwarts Castle
Characters: Minerva McGonagall
Genres: General, post-DH/DH compliant     Warnings: (None)
Summary: The Daily Prophet has asked Headmistress McGonagall to write an obituary for her predecessor, Severus Snape. She is finding it rather difficult.
Chapters: 1      Completed: Yes       Published: 2011/11/08       Updated: 2011/11/28      Word Count: 1526

Restricted Reading [T (PG-13)] by herbologist
[Reviews - 4] Favorite - 1
Category: HARRY POTTER FANFICTION > Hogwarts Castle
Characters: Irma Pince, Severus Snape
Genres: Humor, Drabble/100-Word     Warnings: (None)
Summary: Why is Severus Snape trying to steal a book from the Restricted Section of the library?
Chapters: 1      Completed: Yes       Published: 2011/11/08       Updated: 2011/11/18      Word Count: 730



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