I thought this was great, the title had me laughing out loud before i even got to the story, it was a little like the books, you know, Harry Potter and the ..., perhaps someone could do a mini series about madam Pomfrey, hint hint. Anyway, it was really nice to see that she wasn't always a strict matronly woman, although in canon she never asks awkward questions and perhaps her own rule breaking days are the reason. I really liked what she said about the worst thing for a healer is to see suffering that you couldn't help with. And it was lovely how she was apprehensive about meeting Remus but then changed her mind completely when she met the small scared boy. Oh, and that portrait in Dumbledore's office sounds like she wasn't a very nice headmistress, I'm sure that after DH Dumbledore's portrait would chuchle goodnaturedly if it happened to him.
I read it- and loved it. Although, to be honest, technical y I just did a search for all completed stories involving Remus Lupin, and this one came up. I really liked it, though.
Wonderful!!! unusual (but refreshing!) take on madame pomfrey, usually she's cast as kind of mother-hen-ish;)
I don't know why you sound so down on yourself in your A/N because I loved this. I wouldn't have been able to tell this was your first try at fanfics! I love how once again you made teh characters seem real. I guess Poppy and Remus got to know each other.
Wow Poppy seems so young and alive. Poor little Remus you make him sound so small and weak.
that was so good!! i never had thought of madam pomfrey being young before, but you described her perfectly. great job!!!
Author's Response: never says her age, does it? Only that she's fussy. I'm fussy, too, and I'm not old. *checks in mirror for wrinkles* Anyway, glad you liked it. have a nice day! *D*
I LOVED IT!!! no one writes about M.pomfrey,and i thnk it is really good.
Author's Response: *grin* Why, thank you very much, I rather like it as well. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Have a nice day! *D*
I really liked this chapter. 10/10. I think, as do many others, that you wrote a very good character. I think that she gets stricter as she gets older because she is more expirienced in the area and knows what works best and what doesn't. I think that you should write a story about the trouble-making Poppy and the Portrait in Dumby's Office. That would be a good title.
Author's Response: That would make an interesting title. And a typical long one for me. If the inspiration ever strikes me . . . oh, that would be fun! thanks for the idea (and the nice reviews!) Cheers! *D*
I found this story in the forums. The password made me smile to myself. 10/10. I'm off to the next chapter. Can't wait to see it. I never quite imagined Poppy to be a troublemaker, but you can never be sure. A great story with the perfect amount of humor.
Author's Response: Was I trying to be funny? I'm not sure. Anyway, the reason that I had Poppy be a troublemaker (beside the fact that I thought it would be fun) was that she never asks too many questions of her patients, so she must have done some rather questionable things herself in the past. thanks so much for your review! Have a nice day! *D*
Awwww... that was sweeeett!!! Cute little Remus! Sweet Poppy! P.S. If their was a 'cute' rating, I'd rate it that.
Author's Response: Thanks for your review! For some reason everyone thinks Remus is cute . . . I never really thought of him as anything. *confessions of the author* Anyway, thanks again! Have a nice day! *D*
Very nice. Poppy is quite engaging.
Author's Response: Thank you. I think she had quite the potential to be a hooligan when she was young, at the very least a little fun-loving.
i liked it it was short sweet and straight to the point you captured her character very well and the story line was great
Author's Response: Oh, thank you! I didn't think anyone read this story anymore--it was just for a challenge, and I haven't updated it since I first wrote it--I haven't updated anything . . . well, have a nice day! *D*
This was a fun read - Poppy isn't a very explored character so it was a nice change of pace. As one of the other reviewers said, she wasn't necessarily written in canon. You gave her some nice characterization...I guess a lot of change could have happened in those 20/30 years that Lupin grew up. She did, however, display a bit of the character we know when she "shh-ed" Dumbledore for talking while her patients were trying to get some rest. All in all, a good story. You incorporated one of the under-appreciated and under-utilized characters well - even if she wasn't what we are used to nowadays.
Author's Response: Thanks, I wanted a cheerful story, and I thought of a timeline and how Madam Pomfrey in the books isn't necessarily portrayed as old, just fussy. So I figured she could still be a little wild and ... I dunno ... maybe I oughta read it through again. Thanks for your review!
generally good story. Although Poppy as you portrayed her doesn't seem to be "canon", you made her a real character. Do you have plans for more Poppy stories? The only criticism I would have might be a lack of tension. For instance she could have protested more strongly about Remus only to have realised that he was just a child. Or conversely Dumbledore could have told her there was this student who wanted to come to Hogwarts but couldn't and have her come up with a solution. Or and it might be a little over dramatic have her daughter killed by a werewolf. Seems to me that you have another story about the daughter's illness. Should try and write it.
Author's Response: Hmm. These are all very good ideas! If ever I have the time/stamina, I might utilise some! Thank you very much for your review! *D*
Oh, I like this!!! Remus is SOOO cute :)
Author's Response: Isn't he, though? =)
I like her motive for being a nurse. Its so sad as well. You were also able to portray her warmth towards the students through her dialogue with Remus well ^_^
Author's Response: Thanks, Miel, for your review.
There's hardly any story about Pomfrey. Am glad you've decided to do one.
I especially like how she keeps thinking of the danger Dumbledore's ideas would have for the other students. That disappoval for danger and concern for students is just so Pomfrey.
Author's Response: *dances* Yay for characterization!
Your stories are really good, I'll definetely read any other stories you write.
Author's Response: It's a beautiful dream, puppetpal. I'm glad you liked it.
This was a really good story. I liked it. U should try writing some more, I'd love to read 'em.
Author's Response: Aw . . . thank you. You've given me inspiration to continue writing. My current fic has been on hold until I know that people will read what I write.