Wow. It's getting good! All coming to a point at the same time. I'm glad James at least seems to not have known about it until later. I always wondered what in the world would have made Sirius do this! I look forward to hearing how it went down according to you. :)
As always, most enjoyable. And my heart is just breaking for poor Remus right now. Oh, and I hope you'll share how Dumbledore knows that Snape won't tell on Remus. I always wondered that too...
Author's Response: Thank you, readingislife. Yes, things are really getting intense for poor Remus. You'd think Sirius would know better! Remus deserves so much better than what JKR did to him. :( Anyway, I really hope you enjoy my take on things. Thank you for reading and letting me know you are there. I hope you still are. :*)
OH, you are a sneaky one, aren't you? What with your cliffhangers and your titles designed to trick your readers! :) I thoroughly enjoy all of the moments I spend agonizing over cliffhangers and being constantly surprised by the new chapters. Is that the whole point of a good fan fiction?
Now that I know what SWM means, I can whole-heartedly agree with your position. I have never really put two and two together, but now that memory just irks me a bit. At least you can make up for it by having Remus at least yell at Sirius not in front of Snape in the fan-fiction world....right?
Author's Response: :*) Responding at long last. I'm so ashamed, but hope it is better late than never. I feel rather bad about that memory irking you now, but...>.< It irks me to no end. LOL Thank goodness for fanfiction. I might not be able to make up for anything, but I can make myself feel better. HA! I must admit, I do like when I find a title that is deceptive. Titles generally give me a great headache, but once in a while, I almost break my arm patting myself on the back. :*) I was pleased with myself for this one and I did also like Where There's a Will. *snicker* I am so glad you enjoy cliffhangers. I do take pride in those too. I hate reading them, but LOVE writing them. :D Thank you so much for reviewing, thelongestwinter. I appreciate it. I hope you are still there to see this reply after so very long, and to read the next chapter which should be up very soon.
*places hands on hips* I would just like to point out that this is NOT what I had expected from a chapter entitled "The Reveal"! That being said...It was very good, but since it wasn't what I expected, I confess myself to be slightly disappointed, but I suppose I shall forgive you (I must...since I want to know what happens!) if you PLEASE give the tiniest facial expression as a reaction before ending your next chapter as "Lindi, I'm a werewolf..." the end!
Author's Response: :*) I know. I have to say I'm surprised there haven't been more admissions of disappointment--and threats of violence etc... LOL Of course, I don't blame you and am glad that you are being so gracious about it. Thank you. "Lindi, I'm a werewolf..." the end! Hmm... I like it. Short, to the point and of course I can't tell you how the next chapter will end. :p Thank you for reviewing, ren.
WoW this chapter was really good I really got into it!!!!!!!! I was so shocked when I finished it thinking "NO IT'S OVER ALREADY?!??!" I seriously can't wait for your next chapter lol. it's been like two years now I'm glad you have not given up :)
Author's Response: Oh, I love hearing that it went by so fast! I was a little worried that I was dragging things out and getting boring, so this is great to hear. Thank you! Two years? Hah! Try four for me...actually over 4 1/2 when you consider I had been writing it for months before I started posting. O.O Nope, I'm not giving up after that. Especially when there are at least a couple readers still with me since almost the beginning. I don't know who is crazier, me or you long suffering patient readers. :D I'm glad you haven't given up either. Thanks for reviewing.
Wow another amazing chapter. It was very well written. I had often thought of how remus felt about that prank but never so clearly. I feel bad for Lndy too. It hurts when your bf friends make you aside and he doesn't speak up for you. But to her credit she handeled it great. I think it's very good that she is understanding of lad time. And james was also really nice in his indepth looks at remus' trouble. Can't wait for the next chapter pelase update soon
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Fiffer. I sometimes get so wrapped up in what Remus feels that I get lost and worry if I'm being clear or just beating a dead horse, so thank you. And I feel bad for Lindy, too. Hm, does it appear that James is growing up, just a tad? I hope so. ;) Thank you for reviewing.
nice chapter. I've been reading this story for a while now so I was really excited to see an update. I totally agree with you on the hating the fact that snape's worst memory came after this prank. I imagined Remus would have been more quick to argue with Sirius and Sirius would listen to him more after this prank. I pictured them being just as close friends but the whole marauders relationship would change a bit. Uhg please update soon I'm dying to see what happens with Lindi and Sirius!
Author's Response: Absolutely, _hoxie_. I have always seen the prank as a sort of turning point for them all, but apparently it was just some little blip in their universe and *poof* the next minute everything is A-okay! >.< Okay, I won't go off again, but thank you for sharing my view. Update? Uh, what's that? <.< :*/ Um, I have been on vacation with my family, but I am going to go get on that as soon as I answer a few more of these reviews I've been neglecting. :*) Thank you for reviewing.
So, not quite what I expected to happen when I read the chapter title. I had been so excited about Remus telling Lindi that I forgot that I have been waiting for this particular chapter for much longer! Oh, so good!
I am so pissed at Sirius! Whatever made him think that this would be a good idea?! I hate that he put Remus in this position, a position that Remus would never have chosen for himself. Thank goodness for Dumbledore, he is blessed with the capacity to be so understanding. I know that Remus is a very nice guy, but I am eager to see him rip Sirius a new one!
Now, this won't affect Remus telling Lindi soon, will it? I'm in such suspense over that conversation and its aftermath...
Oh, and SWM? I have absolutely no idea what that is...probably something really obvious
Overall, amazing chapter! It really captures Remus' character and I completely enjoyed it, as usual.
Author's Response: :) Yay for the unexpected! I was hoping that would happen. MaraudersWolf said she expected people to react that way. She's very good. Maybe she can do Legilimency. *hehe* I had a different title for this one right up to a couple days before I posted it and then thought of this one and was quite pleased with myself. :*) The other would have made it more obvious what was going to happen. It is now the title for the next chapter. *breaks arm patting self on back* lol Anyway, I'm so glad you aren't disappointed that it wasn't Lindi who learned the secret just yet. "rip Sirius a new one"...HA! You'd think he would, wouldn't you? That is exactly why I hate that book 7 put this 'prank' before SWM (Snape's Worst Memory :) ). Honestly, would Remus just sit there like a lump while they treated Snape that way after Sirius did THIS? *calms self* I'm going to start a rant/argument/discussion in my review page, so I better shut up. I know I take that all too seriously. *is a maniac* *see name* :) I am really happy to know you enjoyed the chapter and that Remus reacted as you expected. That is what I aim for. Thank you, thelongestwinter.
Oh my god! You are a mind reader! Seriously! I had been re reading this story again for the third time and had just finished with chapter 52 yesterday and was desperate for more. And ta da! it's updated!
This was a fantastic chapter. I've been itching for you write this for so long. Poor Remus, I really feel for him. I can't wait for Remus' reaction towards Sirius and of course what about Lindi? So please update asap, I really need to read more!
Oh and this SWN? :feels clueless:
Anyway I always felt that the whomping willow incident happened around this time in their sixth year anyway.
Author's Response: Shhhh....you'll give away my secret. Yes, I can do Legilimency. ;) *hehe* I'm so glad you enjoyed the chapter. This is one of the really big canon points we MWPP writers need to cover. Since you have been waiting for it, I'm glad you aren't disappointed, at least so far. The Sirius confrontation is the next hurdle. *chews nails* I'll try to do it justice. Poor Remus indeed. Bad, Sirius, BAD! SWM is Snape's Worst Memory. Sorry about that. And I always believed it was in sixth year too. Even the Lexicon said so. >.< It just made sense. *feels that rant starting up* *sigh* Well, in MoB, it happened in sixth year. There's no going back now. ;) Thank you so much for reviewing, Phoenix alThor.
There should be no timetable for when you reveal stuff in your story. This is your story and who cares if it matches whatever timetable JKR put in her books.
I like the chapter. Life for the gang is progressing in a reasonable manner. Snape is being his usual slimey git self and Sirius is being his usual "doesn't think of what the consequences might be" self and does what comes into his head. He's not stupid, but he can be pretty arrogant and frequently doesn't think or care about how what he does affects other people. If I were Remus I'd ignore him and refuse to speak to him for a month. Right after I beat the s##% out of him and called him every name I could think of and make up a few more for putting me in a situation where I might hurt of kill someone without my knowledge. But Remus is much nicer than I am.
Author's Response: LOL I have to admit I really had to restrain myself on the confrontation with Sirius since Remus is much nicer than I am, too. I couldn't let him blast him into a roach and squash him with his boot. ;) And tell me how you really feel about Snape. lol I'm glad the messed up timeline doesn't bother you. I know there are some who are such sticklers for canon that they get turned off. I personally have tried incredibly hard to be canon compliant, but there was no way for me to foresee that. Particularly when it just doesn't make sense to me....*nips rant in bud* But anyway, thank you for the encouragement. I really appreciate the review. I was so happy to see it since the site isn't moving the story up to the head of the queue and it still has an update date of March 2. >.< At least the update notices are going out. Okay, I'm going to stop moaning now. Thanks again for reviewing, captburke.
Just wanted to make sure everything was going well. I'd hate to not have an ending! Well, I could make up my own, but then I'd never know what you had planned! :) Anyway, just checking in!
Author's Response: *sigh* There is still a plan, and I still plan to reveal it.It is just taking FOREVER! As usual.... :*( I don't know if I''d call it going well, but it is going--slowly.... I did finally get a fairly smooth draft to beta, though it is shorter and contains less than I intended for the chapter. However, in the scheme of the story, I think it will work better to push some things off into the next one. Knowing me, and I think you do after all this time, I would have ended up going over the word limit, and having to divide it anyway. Sometimes I just want to put too much into one chapter, so yes. I split it upfront.
So, what does that mean for you and my other patient readers? Well, you should have something to read sooner than later, though it still has to go through the edit and rewrite and formatting.... So soonish....Hopefully it will give you enough to chew on without the stuff to follow in the next chapter. Of course, I will TRY not to leave you waiting for more after that, nearly so long. *hears readers grumble, "Yeah, yeah, that's what you always say."* :*/
Thanks for checking in, readingislife. It helps to know someone will be there to read it when it finally comes out. >.< You know, if you made up your own ending, it would be a MoB fanfiction.... Awesome. LOL :D
Well, this just tugged on my heartstrings...First there was Lindi telling Remus she loved him and just getting an agonized look for all her troubles, that is a definate awkward moment. Then that horrendous goodbye kiss...I really, really don't want it to be goodbye.
Remus is so hard on himself, too. Guilty conscious, indeed.I think that is actually part of why I love him so much, because he has standards and is respectful. Still, it was lucky that he had James to put some things into perspectives.
On to other thoughts, I am cringing, but ready (I think) for Remus to tell Lindi his furry little secret. This relationship cannot go much further without that. As Remus says, he doesn't truly have Lindi and he doesn't seem like the type of man who could be content with that for very much longer. Also, on a more selfish note, I just really want to know how that goes...
In conclusion, another lovely chapter...thanks!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, thelongestwinter. 'tugged on my hearstrings'. Ah... I love to read that. That is just the way I want a reader to feel about Remus. Also, you are reacting the same way Remus is to telling Lindi; cringing, ready, he thinks...LOL *sigh* Poor Remus. I will try to let you see how it all works out sooner than later, but like I've whined many times before, I'm having a hard time. :*( /starting to make more excuses] Thank you for reviewing. I need the prodding more than I'd like to admit. ;) *goes to fix supper so she can get to writing* :)
I keep checking back.
When's the next part coming?
Author's Response: :*/ I'm so sorry. I'm having a terrible struggle with this one, but I've managed to get more than halfway through, now. I think.... Hopefully, I'll have time this next couple of days to work on it. Hopefully.... I wouldn't expect anything before next week at the earliest, as it will also have to go through betaing, but my wonderful beta has been checking it as I go, so maybe it won't take *too* long. *sigh* I'm really sorry for the wait, but I just can't seem to get it. I will not give up, though. I hope you don't, either. Thank you for letting me know you are checking. It helps motivate me. :) If I run into more trouble, I'll post an update on my profile. :)
What can i say? Wow, wow and wow again.. this fic is just...amazing! I discovered it last week and was absolutely hooked, finishing it in a couple of days despite its length.So I felt it really deserved a long (and rambling) review.
I thought your characterisation (ugh, have no idea how to spell that word) of Remus was spot on, it was as if you had got right inside his head. I think he's one of JKR's most subtle characters and hard to get right, but you really capture his struggle to deal with his condition, and whether to tell Lindi.. and yet its not ever depressing. In fact thats another thing I love about this story, the humour. Your Marauaders are sooo funny! Interesting how you showed Peter...he seems much less of an outsider than I would have thought. Sirius is the typical ladies man *sigh* and but there are little touches, like his hostility to Lindi that make this story unique. I like how, while you centre this fic around Remus, you get a real sense of the relationships between the ther characters. The James/Lily hints are especially cute. :)
I love how you built up the relationship between Remus and Lindi, keeping us waiting for their first kiss for about 40 chapters! The anticipation is definitely the best part lol. And I do like Lindi as well! although I wish she would stand up for herself more!
The one (tiny) criticism I have is that your use of British slang is sometimes not quite right. Like I don't think Remus would use the word 'shag' to his mum. I know he was annoyed but its quite crude and not really in character. Its really hard to get that kind of thing right if you're not British though.
Overall though I think this fic is really impressive, one of the best I've read. And...you have made me fall in love with Remus...
Author's Response: *beams* Wow, thank you for this wonderful review. *happy dances all round for falling in love with Remus* Yayyyy!!! Of course, you realize he is mine, but you may definitely love him from afar. ;) I strongly approve of that.
I plead guilty to ladies man Sirius. Alas, I am convinced he would be that. Honestly, I wouldn't have him any other way. *not a fan of romantic one-woman man teenaged Sirius* Now, I don't want him chasing girls here there and yonder, but being chased...definitely. Enjoying the perks of being a hottie, indubitably. LOL
Yes, I kept you waiting. Ha. No one can accuse me of rushing the relationship. *dies* And I'm so glad to know you like Lindi! Thank you for saying so.
Uh, oh, my British Slang....hmm...I didn't think it was that crude a word. :*/ I mean, it is obviously not g rated, but I didn't think it was *that* bad. *shouldn't take Austin Powers so lightly* LOL I wanted it to show his annoyance and to shock his mother a little, but of course, it doesn't take much to shock poor Rena. :P I'll look at it again. I have tried to get a Brit Picking beta, along with a male one for that perspective, but can't seem to get anyone to take on this monster fic. *pout* *huggles her wonderful dedicated non-male, non-Brit beta* That is why I need my readers to keep me in line. Thank you for pointing it out.
Thank you again, VoldemortsTwinSister, for this really lovely review.
Ok, I lied. I couldn't help but read this chapter! Ah Remus. . . letting all that Firewhiskey go to your head. . . or is it other parts. hehe. I guess he was a teenager once too. . . Poor Lindi, not knowing what he is thinking, but then maybe it is better that way for the moment. Thanks for the smiles and laughs. :) Great chapter. Cyns
Author's Response: *heh* I like that kind of lie. ;) "other parts"... Ha! I'm not going anywhere near there! *bites lip* LOL But yes on all your points. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the chapter. Thank you for reviewing, Cyns.
LOL is all I have to say. The past two chapters have been so funny. It was great seeing the competition, and you did really well at coming up with some great challenges. Lindi coming out of the cake was AWESOME! Remus' reaction to seeing Lindi dressed like that was even better. I hope to be back soon to read the next few chapters. Thanks for the laughs. :) Cyns
Author's Response: :*/ *repeats groveling from reply below* I am so glad that you are still reading, Cyns, and to know you got a laugh or two out of these chapters. Thank you so much for telling me. I have to admit, it took a while to come up with challenges. I was starting to regret ever coming up with the blasted competition. >.< I made a note to have that sort of thing all worked out before writing something like it in again. Not that I plan any more big festivities... :) Seriously...no more big events. *wipes brow* I just want to get through the story. ;)
Have you thought of making a facebook page for your story? It would be easier to post updates on the progress and banners and such. Anyhoo, just a thought. Keep up the awesomeness!
Author's Response: *face burns* I. Am. So. Sorry. For taking so long to reply. :*( I am struggling mightily with the next chapter and have been staying away, but that is no excuse. To answer your question, Yes, I have thought of making a site, maybe a livejournal for my story (though I didn't know you could do that sort of thing on facebook) *does not have a facebook*, so that I can include images and things like that, but first, I don't know how. :*/ Second, the friends I have who have facebook are on it a LOT. The last thing I need is another site to distract me from writing this story. LOL But it is something I'd like to do, someday. I really should make more of an effort to update you all through my author's page. If I'm not mistaken, most of the quirks with updating profiles have been fixed. Haven't they? I will try to do that, at least to let you know that I haven't fallen off the planet. ;) Thank you, S_P, for checking in on me. I hope you are still there after this horribly long spell. :)
Remus should be put up for cannonization. Bless his poor little self-flagellating heart. He really does need to tell her now though. This is the line he shouldn't cross, in my mind. Poor Lindi.
You keep hinting that she won't take it well... According to how her character reacted to Darlene and the Slytherins, giving them every chance, she should take it better than he thinks. Though I can understand him not wanting her to look at him with anything less in her eyes. I really hope that it won't end with her hating him. And I really do hope it ends with him finding some happiness.
Also, I hope to see more of James and Lilly in the future. You write them beautifully as well. In particular, the part at the Lupin's about the Heimlich! teehee
Also, have you abandoned your LJ?
Author's Response: :) Yes, he should! Self-flagellating...Love that! Other than replying to those things, do you know how badly you all make me want to start chattering away when you speculate like this? *bites tongue to keep from spoiling story* But I will say thank you so much for the compliment on Lily and James. I do break out into a cold sweat when I think about needing to build on their relationship, since I'm not nearly so comfortable with them, so I'm glad you are enjoying what little I have done. Thank you, readingislife.
LJ...You know, I almost couldn't figure out what you meant. >.< I really don't get on there very often these days. I probably shouldn't say so, (since I am so late with yet another chapter) but I've been getting my ranting done at my two favorite real life political and religious sites, so I am usually all ranted out before I get to LJ and since I have so little to post about MoB (which is really why I set up the LJ in the first place), I haven't posted anything in ages. :( But, no, I haven't completely abandoned it. It is just another victim of my limited fun time. *sigh* *needs to stay off RL sites that only distract and frustrate her anyway* >.<
Sorry for reviewin' twice. I'm not trying to be rude at all. But the last time I reviewed it was after a soccer match and I was very tired, so I forgot some things that I wanted to say. Anyhoo on to the point. Lindi is very smart. Yes? So it confuses me that she would would be oblivious to Remus's "furry little problem.".... Hmmm...unless she already knows.... Well, I guess that's all! Keep writing and being awesome!
P.S. The moon is full tonight and I just heard howling ^_^ !!! Oh yeah, sorry for any grammar/spelling errors. I am reading this story on my iTouch and it is kinda hard to type out reviews sometimes. Well, love you, love your story, keep it up!!! Bye y'all!
Author's Response: :*/ Ack...I missed another review. And one with a question that should be answered. :( I'm sorry this is so late. So, Lindi...yes she is very intelligent. However, Lindi is also one who can be fairly oblivious to what we might refer to as 'common sense' things, ie not thinking that dressing in Muggle clothes at The Three Broomsticks might be a problem in light of Death Eaters, etc... But the most important reason she does not know about Remus' problem is that I truly believe it was very well disguised. All indication from the books is that only the Marauders and Snape knew about him while Remus was at school. Even Lily was skeptical when Snape came right out and told her his suspicions. Werewolves had never been allowed at Hogwarts before Dumbledore, from what Remus said, so when you don't expect something to be possible, it would be easy to miss, if that makes sense. Plus, in light of the fact that Lindi doesn't live in the same house with them, I think it even less likely she would figure it out. The fact that Hermione figured it out as easily as she did seemed a little contradictory to me. I guess Hermione is just really really brilliant and observant. :P Lindi is very book smart, but also trusting and naive. She wouldn't have expected the possibility so, it was easy for her to be deceived. Or, we can go with Love is blind. ;) Personally, I think it was a little of both. :) Hope that suffices. Thank you for asking. Ooo...full moons...I always think of Remus when I see one, but I've never heard howling...O.O Cool... Thanks, S_P!
Where do I begin? I'll try not to go on forever, but... About two weeks ago I discovered this story, liked the look of the blurb, and decided to give it a look. And I have never been so hooked! I tried to ration myself to a chapter a day, to make it last, but to no avail! I've finally finished up to Chapter 52, and I am just so impressed! The Mauraders are PERFECT. You manage to give them all the flaws that JK hints at, but still make them very lovable, not to mention HILARIOUS. Too many brilliant bits of maurading you've invented to mention... Your Peter is especially well crafted. You don't make him secretly evil. James' and Lily's relationship is just right. I was a bit skeptical of Lindi at first... OK, she's beautiful, hurrah hurrah, lucky her... but her personality is so endearing and has her own little flaws and.... aaah, it's great :) All the suspense and the tension leading up to their first kiss was brilliantly done. Well restrained! Reminded me of 'The Remains of the Day'. Aah, I could go on for ages, but I don't want to hog all the room. I loved Lucius the Lecher. I loved the trip to the forest and the 'inter-house unity' events. Very belated in the Potter universe, methinks! One little problem - how did Adamson mange to remain DADA Professor for more than one year? It would be annoying having to worry about swapping him all the time, I guess. He was fun too :D Well done!! Can't wait for more!!
Author's Response: Oh, my gosh, how did I miss this wonderful review? O.o I must have been in the list for the last chapter only. :*/ Please forgive me for taking so long after you made such effort to tell me what you think of the story. I'm very honored and happy that you are enjoying it so much. Haha, you aren't the first to be skeptical of Lindi. I'm thrilled that you were open-minded about her and don't hate her. :D I'm sorry to say I haven't read The Remains of the Day, but I take that to be a compliment. Re: Adamson...Having started this story well before the release of book six, I failed to realize how early Voldemort started his evil deeds and so, I was probably late in having the DADA position being cursed. It is one of several timeline discrepancies you will find in MoB due to information revealed in the last two books. *sigh* I tried so hard to be canon compliant, but JKR didn't coordinate her books with me so they worked with MoB. :P lol But that is why he got to hang out more than one year. Although, I'm not completely sure I'm the only one that was confused, because if I remember book six correctly, and Voldemort came while Dumbledore was Headmaster, I might not be that far off, since I always got the impression that Dumbledore took over shortly before Remus was accepted. That was the impression from Remus' tale in the Shrieking Shack, but later she seems to imply that he was there much earlier. >.< Anyway, I have a couple of issues with JKR's timelines, but alas, she's the boss. So, I accept that mine is a bit off from canon in a few places. :P I was so far into the story, that I just couldn't make myself work them out to stay completely canon compliant. /long and rambling reason for Adamson, but also for a couple other things, like not knowing Lily and Snape were best buddies, the Prank occurring before O.W.L.s. >.< etc...] :)
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Pen Sieve.
Thanks for the update! I was wondering though, you always write about the guys eating bangers. What are those? Thanks again for the update! Keep on being awesome!
Author's Response: You're welcome, southern_pride. Thank you! Bangers are sausages in Brit speak. They are bigger and fatter than our breakfast sausage links according to effingpot.com (a really fun place, and my favorite for British slang). :) Awesome...lol I wish! But I will strive for it. ;)