I'm so glad for an update! I'm also glad they made up and that Clancy took his ring. Sounds like you'll have quite a year planned for the two of them. I can't wait. Thanks!
Author's Response: Sorry for the delay, but thanks for sticking around and reviewing!
10/10 most excelent! I had been hoping that you would post soon!
Author's Response: Thank you. Some chapters take longer to write than others, so I appreciate everyone's patience. Thanks for reviewing!
A wonderful chapter, and at last the length satisfies me. I felt as if it had a good beginning, a solid middle and a resounding end. So let's begin at the beginning. "Next to bungee jumping naked off the Golden Gate Bridge, impromptu public speaking was her least favorite pursuit." I loved that line. It completely captured that sinking feeling most people get when they're put on the spot to speak in public. I also liked how Clancy put emphasis on the word "surprise" as a small indicator to Dumbledore. Your description of Clancy's trials and tribulations with quill and parchment was brilliant. For those of us who have actually tried this archaic form of communication, it is indeed a pain in the butt! The titles of the Wizarding songs were quite funny and I appreciated that you used Eloise as Clancy's star singer. I think, though, that my enjoyment of this chapter was compounded by the brilliant way you handled the scene between Snape and Clancy. "I am vain." Hah! Why can I just see Snape saying that? And her barb about him being a non-entity in her world! What a way for her to turn the tables on him! I was cheering for our girl, laughing at her play on asphodel and then you hit me with the "turned on an eel" and I about fell over. It was a groaner, but you set it up well and I never saw it coming. Good on you for another brilliant chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks. I always appreciate your reviews!
I've been away from your fic for several weeks now, but I'm back and I'm not disappointed! This review is actually for chapters 5 and 6 because to me, they seemed like two parts of the same chapter. What makes your story so appealing to me is the fact that your OC is a Muggle, and so she approaches Hogwarts and the Wizarding world much the same way you or I would. I also like your subtle references to things that are happening in canon without having Clancy be directly involved in them. The bit with the sorting hat was hillarious - welcome to my chapeau, indeed! The reason why I feel like chapters 5 and 6 are linked is because 5 sets up what happens between Clancy and Snape in 6. And don'tcha just love those rooms where the accoustics are SO great, and then you hit an off note and it seems like the whole world just heard how awful it was? As a singer myself, I could truly relate! I remember many an hour in college, struggling with my own high notes that didn't really come until I got older and my voice matured. The best moment of chapter 6, by far, however, is Professor Flitwick's observation that Clancy has "an elegant pair of legs." I nearly fell off the couch laughing at that one because it was SO unexpected. You would think that old Gilderoy might make a comment like that, but not kind little Flitwick! Who knew he had it in him? Finally, I enjoyed Clancy's assessment of Snape's looks, and again I was in stitches as she affirmed what every woman knows - a sexy voice can make any man look attractive, but Severus Snape does not have a sexy voice (unless you're talking about the movie version played by Alan Rickman)! A great story. I'm looking forward to reading more of it.
Author's Response: I'm glad you're still hanging in there! And thanks for the detailed feedback.
Question. What happened to you updating? QUICKLY.
Author's Response: The next chapter is finished. Once my beta returns it, I will submit it - IF I can stay logged in. :-)
Fascinating story. Keep up the excellent writing!
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing!
BRILLIANT story I loved it, it was so funny and u make it all seem so believable I've read all the other chapers but i did'nt review sorry i was to busy moving onto the next one they're addictive!! Can't wait till the next story's put up You definitly get a 10/10 from me
Author's Response: Thank you! I should be posting soon. I haven't been able to stay logged in to answer reviews for two weeks.
so... how much of the chapter have you got done?
Author's Response: I've been distracted by other things for the past week, but you've just reminded me that I need to get busy...:-)
I have loved this story ever since I found it and have been avidly following. One of the best written and most entertaining stories I have read.
Author's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. I appreciate it. :-)
Reread it all and now I am super jonsing for a update.
Author's Response: That's very nice of you. Thanks! I'm working on the nexr chapter.
Author's Response: Make that next. :-)
I award you a nice big fat 10/10 and a Puprle statuette from the jarvey appreciation society. Snigger...i nearly died laughing. I love it as always. I want that Jarvey he may be corny and redundant but he's bloody funny. Your right about Dumbles falling out of my good book. Send Clancy away? I don't think so! He won't will he? Snape won't let him. Would he? Anyway keep up the good work. 10/10
Author's Response: My second award! Thank you so much! The only way I can answer your questions is to say that the headmaster tends to get his way. Snape and Clancy are working for Dumbledore, and defeating Voldemort is much more important than a love affair. But who knows what the future holds in store? I am more concerned that I won't finish this before the release of HBP and that Book 6 will knock me out of canon compliance. :-)
You will be reciving the all famous GoldenCongaPineapple.=)I really love it when an author can have a sense of humor.Expesially when the take the time to write back on our reviews.Keep it up!!
Author's Response: Ah, the much coveted GCP! A great honor indeed. My first (and probably only) fanfiction award, but hope springs eternal. Thanks again for your kind words and support.
I had such a great time reading this one so far.I was reading the last chapter,the jarvey one and started doing my Donkey Bray Laugh.Woke up my hubby.Its the highest award you can get for humor in our family.Cant wait for the next chapter.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm honored to be the recipient of your family's highly esteemed DBL. Will I be receiving a statuette? :-) This story has been nominated for other awards, but has yet to win one, so your review has made my day!
I'm really not having issues; I promise. Please don't take my review that way. I was just saying that most of us like our Snape mean and heartless. Seeing a softer side of him is... weird, to say the least. Anyway, when can we be expecting that next chapter? Oh, and I meant to mention before that I love the fact that Clancy is a choir director. Do you have some sort of choir experience? I'm a choir dork. It was exciting enough when you mentioned Aunt Hilly's love of music, moreso when you said Clancy was a choir director, and I was thoroughly overexcited when you mentioned solfege. Just thought I'd share that...
Author's Response: I enjoyed your review. With so many stories to choose from, I am most appreciative of every review I receive. If you like Snape sans romance but very IC, you should check out Sigune's stories. Her link is in my bio. I'm working on the next chapter, but I can't really predict how long it will be before I complete it. I have a musical background, but I don't teach choir. My daughter is in choir, so I base my knowledge on what goes on in her school choir. Thanks for checking back in! :-)
I read part of another review where the person was having issues with the fact that this is about Snape & romance. He intrigues me, and I really want to see his character improve (personality wise), so I've enjoyed that about your story. Please don't take this wrong...the only negative thing I can see is that this last chapter didn't seem to be as good as all the others. I think parts of it just seemed a little corny or redundant (the creatures insults). Overall, though, as I said, I have really enjoyed your story.
Author's Response: I don't really see Snape's personality improving all that much. Snape will always be Snape, which makes him such an interesting character to write. The corny, redundant Jarvey will be returning, so you may wish to avoid those chapters. Thanks for reviewing.
This is one of the most amusing fanfics I've ever read. Although, I must admit, at the beginning I wasn't sure whether I'd keep reading or not. It's nothing against you. You are a sensational writer; you keep JK Rowling's characters cannon (I hate when fanfic writers don't do that) and you have a readable, intelligent, and humorous writing style. Props to you. But the thing that made me think twice about reading it was simply the fact that it's about Snape and romance. You have to admit that it's weird to see him this way. There are many who would become absolutely repulsed by an image of Snape naked, regardless of what he's doing. However, you've kept enough humor (and Snape's true personality) in here to keep me reading, and I give you lots of credit for being brave (and imaginative) enough to write this. Keep it coming!
Author's Response: I can certainly understand how you feel! Even the Jarvey was repulsed by Snape naked, and Clancy admitted in an earlier chapter that she has no taste. Many readers at other fanfiction sites read nothing but romantic Snape stories, but Mugglenet is a mixture of all ages and preferences so I understand there will be many who cannot see Snape in this way. I'm glad you're enjoying the humor, though. Thanks for reviewing! :-)
YES!!!!!YES!!!!! That's it! That is the song! Don't u love it? I do! Well, I think it kinda sounds like ur story, and yes, you must get that sticker!!!!! infinitelyawesome/10 on the story! Update soon!!!!!
Author's Response: Yes, I loved it - especially the blue silk ribbon! :-)
Oooh, he'd be fine! tartan clad? YES!! WEEEEE! A nice Snape that looked as hot as Johnny Depp! GOOD MATCH! I've never seen either of those movies, but no doubt I probably will. I like his Pirates and Edward Scissorhands the best! infinitelyawesome/10!!!!!
Geez, I must be stupid. The song is kewl, tho. Well,..uh...Snape wears a kilt and gets drunk once, but on separate occasions! There! I've solved how it pertains to The Drunken Scotsman! Yay! Srry, just a bit OVERLY-HYPER! hehe..yeah, the song is so cool, and me and my friend's teach sang what he remembered of it 4 us! 10000000000billionmilliontrillionquadrillioninfinitelyawesome/10!!!!!
Author's Response: Not a problem! I am grateful to you. (See appended response to your other review.) And I bet a tartan-clad Johnny Depp would look very appealing! :-) "Ed Wood" is a very good film, but "Don Juan DeMarco" is still my favorite.
O, one more thing: did u base the part with the bar and snape gettin drunk off this song called the Drunk Scotsman? cuz Sanpe wears a kilt and is drunk,and it's like that in the song! Just a question! GEAT!!!!!
Author's Response: No, I'm not familiar with the song, but now I shall have to web-search it to satisfy my curiosity. Actually, when Snape is drunk at the Kilty Pleasures on Hogmanay, he is wearing his normal black attire (frockcoat, and overcoat, but no trousers, since the border collie ran off with them). In the earlier bar scene in which Snape is dressed in a kilt, the bar patron who annoys him is drunk, but Snape is sober.
Author's Response: I did a web-search and came across a song called "The Scotsman". Is that the song you mean? Here is the url: http://thebards.net/music/lyrics/The_Scotsman.shtml From there, it linked me to a site from which I can order a free "Real Men Wear Kilts" bumper sticker. Now I won't be able to rest until I order one! Many thanks! :-)