Reviewer: papillon13
Date: 12/11/05 18:32
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

That was very funny. I am glad that you actually explained how Volde--I mean Tom Riddle was defeated. Most people who write fics that are during or after book 7 aren't brave or creative enough to delve into the details of the final battle

Author's Response: Hi, papillon13. Thanks for reading my interview! I have another one I'm going to post...I wrote it for an RPG. That final battle just occurred to me one day, so I wrote this little ficlet. I'm so happy you found it funny. Thanks for letting me know! -SIW

Reviewer: Ashwinder
Date: 12/05/05 18:55
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

I liked the characterisation in this story. Rita Skeeter was right on the money. She's definitely one to be more concerned about the gossipy details rather than the hard news aspect of the story, and yet she still gets it wrong. I also expected Harry to jump in and correct her as soon as she said that Riddle was the greatest wizard ever, and that's just what happened.

I noticed some tense shifts in the sections in italics, where Rita is reporting the action and not just transcribing the interview. Most of it is in the present tense, but occasionally, you shift to the past tesne. For example here: Harry wiped a tear from his eye, but he tries to hide it. Yours truly offered him a fine linen handkerchief, which he declined. If you changed "wiped", "offered" and "declined" to the present tense, you'd be a lot more consistent. Other places I noticed this are here: Poor Harry was clearly disturbed as he mentions his dearly departed parents and here: We were interrupted.

I also noted a couple of typos in passing: He use to cry himself to sleep (should be "used") and who where tortured to insanity (should be "were").

I thought the use of Polyjuice Potion was really original. I don't think I've ever seen that done in a fic before. In a way, the six of them represent the six destroyed Horcruxes, so when they all AK Voldemort, it's as if his own magic is coming back to bite him where it counts.

I laughed at Luna's line about the Gorhunk meerkerport. That's a very Luna-like thing for her to say. I also got a laugh out of Ron's line about Voldemort not realising how bad he looked. Good idea for a story!



Author's Response: Hi, Ashwinder. Rita is a blast to write and the interview style was something that I wanted to try. Oh, thanks for pointing those little things out...it's almost impossible to find every error. I haven't looked at this in a while. I love detailed reviews, so thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked my little fic. - SIW

Author's Response: Fixed! - SIW

Reviewer: redvelvetcanopy
Date: 11/22/05 13:24
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

This is just brilliant! Somehow, it slipped by me when it posted and I just recently found it. I really should check my friends' authors pages more often. Just hilarious!

Author's Response: Hey, RVC! Yes, my dear, it's been posted for a while. *sniggers* I'm glad you found it entertaining! - SIW

Reviewer: GryffindorPrincess
Date: 10/12/05 2:29
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

OMG!! This is the funniest story i have read! You have a knack for writing great stories, so keep it up! Love the story and hopefully seeing an article on the weddings! LOL

Author's Response: Hi, GryffindorPrincess! I'm so happy you liked it! I am planning on writing another interview-style article soon. Right now I'm focusing on my trilogy. Thanks so much for reading and leaving me a comment! - SIW

Reviewer: Laudomia
Date: 09/20/05 12:25
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

You know, I think you've predicted the ending to the series! Clever, clever work and lots of fun to read. Love the dolls, too.

Author's Response: Hi, Laudomia! Well, I really can't imagine the ending any other way--now. I'd love to see a dramatic interpretation of the event. LOL! It was fun to write too. Dolls are addicting! Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: Youth
Date: 09/17/05 15:14
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

Gorhunk meerkerport! LOVE it! :) From humor author to humor author, I'll tell you this was great! 10/10!!!

Author's Response: LOL! Hey, Youth! It just seemed like something Luna would say. Thanks for the enthusiatic review!

Reviewer: pigwidgeon385
Date: 09/17/05 7:47
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

i love your banner! how did u make it?

Author's Response: Hi, pigwideon385! The banner is really a series of dolls images that I made at http://elouai.com/doll-makers/candybar-doll-maker.php I made the logo on MS Publisher and uploaded that and the images to photobucket. Then I just strung the codes together in the order I wanted. I hope this helps you. The dolls are fun to make, but they do take a while. Sometimes the pages upload very slow, but be patient. E-mail me if you need help. -SIW

Reviewer: xklibur
Date: 09/17/05 7:19
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

lol, okay... That was funny. Sorry, sleepy here. 28 hours without sleep and now I'm rambling. I'd read the story again after I really am up. lol. Still, nice. I wouldn't mind being the bug as well :D

Author's Response: Xklibur, I'm honoured you prefer my fic to sleep! Siriusly, get some. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: Ice_Princess
Date: 09/13/05 23:24
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

Ha ha! I loved the whole interview! I wish I could have been the fly on the wall when Tom Riddle saw all those duplicates...

Author's Response: Ice_Princess, I bet Rita wishes she had been the beetle on the wall! I'm writing a book called How to Beat an Evil Lord For Dummies Lesson #1 Show him what he looks like...as many times as possible. (Sorry got carried away.) Thanks for reading and reviewing!

Reviewer: spilled ink
Date: 09/10/05 13:06
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

that was really good!!! I loved the interview idea and the funny comments Rita made. The Polyjuice potion idea made me laugh because of the hilarity and insanity of it. Awesome job!

Author's Response: Reviewing two stories, spilled ink? Awesome! I tried to come up with something so silly, it just might work to defeat Voldie. I’m sure the sight would freak him out. LOL! Thank you for seeking out this fic and reviewing!

Reviewer: WitchatHeart77
Date: 09/10/05 11:48
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

OFF TOPIC... went to your site.. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE DOLLS!! Perfect dress for each of them!! Especially the Sirius Six and the Weasley kids!! Awesome!

Author's Response: Hey! Those dolls are addicting! I'm glad you though they were amusing! So fun.

Reviewer: WitchatHeart77
Date: 09/10/05 11:38
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

That was so awesome! Loved the interview idea! Gets straight to the theories and action!..GOOD JOB!

Author's Response: Hi, Witch at Heart! I'm so happy you liked it. I thought the interview would be a good way to explain my verison of the final showdown...hee, hee, hee! Maybe I'll actually write that scene as a humours one shot. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

Reviewer: Lurid
Date: 09/10/05 2:05
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

Hey there! I totally agree with hpboys and ur opinions about the 6th Horcrux, the wand. The expression Riddle had (greedy) when he look at Dumbledore's wand was, well, obvious, don't you think? I've come up with this theory.

Gryffindor=bravery=sword Slytherin=greedy=gold locket, (gold make any man greedy, duh) Hufflepuff=fair=cup, indictating a fair win, tournament, etc. Ranvenlcaw= cunning, samart, logical, powerful yaddd yadda yadda, you get the idea. I'll be reading that story of yours, and will be back for more! This is actually a really intresting story (picture Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean) "Thats Vairy Intrestin" **rolls out playdough** sorry, I have FREE samples =-D heheheh glow in the dark playdo. Anywho, Usually stories like this arnt that intresting, but i really found Rita's annoyingly flattering comments halarous. I know my story is quite as funny (yet) but if all those chapters just got accepted.... Well, toodles! Off to read that story! ~Steph*~10*

Author's Response: Hello, Lurid! It will be interesting to see in book seven if we are correct about the “Rowena Ravenclaw's wand is a Horcrux theory.” I think Ollivander did leave Diagon Alley. There was no sign of struggle, like at Fortescue's. But why did Ollivander leave? And what is he hiding? A wand! We all love to hate that Rita Skeeter! She has caused Harry so much grief, but in my story they get to use her to their advantage. Free publicity! Thanks for reading and reviewing!

Reviewer: iluvpadfoot15
Date: 09/09/05 20:30
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

excellent! the puns were in all the right places and it was incridibly funny. you do capture the essence of that horrible Skeeter woman! congradulations on a fantastic story!

Author's Response: I love Padfoot too! Ah, essence of Skeeter...a new fragance available only at Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes, Diagon Alley. I'm so glad you found it punny. Thanks for the fantastic review!

Reviewer: SiriussGirlthru_n_thru
Date: 09/09/05 18:30
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

omg i love this story! that is such a good idea! rita's such a nosy little bug (hahaha i made a pun) isn't she *wags finger annoyingly. anyway i absolutely love this fanfic. it's great!

Author's Response: Hey, Sirius's Girl! This is a wonderful review! Thank you so much! Maybe she'll be in bug form for her next interview! *wags finger even more annoyingly back* Siriusly, though, I'm chuffed you like it! :)

Reviewer: Lord Tortise
Date: 09/09/05 17:54
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

Very Funny! Please please please please please! Make more interwiews!

Author's Response: LOL! I love your screen name! Thank you for the encouragement! I'm happy you thought it was funny! :)

Reviewer: Solika
Date: 09/08/05 18:45
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

That was very good! I really laughed out loud at some parts! Keep up the good work!!

Author's Response: I'm glad you LOL'd, Solika! I think we could all use a laugh these days. Thanks for stopping by and reviewing!

Reviewer: Hermione499
Date: 09/08/05 13:03
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

I'm utterly speechless, this is by far one of my favourite humour fics, its so creative and very original, this chapter is a 10/10, and the Sirius Six picture is really cute, please update, au revoir.

Author's Response: You are so kind, Hermione499! Actually, I made the Harry doll first and then went with it to include the OOTP gang. (Those dolls can be addicting! I've done the Mauraders, Black Sisters, and the Weasley children too. LOL!) Once I had the Sirius Six, the interview just came to me. I'm so glad you liked it. Hmmm...another interview? I'll consider it. Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: Sirius_Is_My_Homeboy
Date: 09/07/05 20:25
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

OoOoOo That was great!! 10!

Author's Response: Sirius is my dream! Er...I mean thanks, SIMHB for the awesome rating!

Reviewer: HermyRox12
Date: 09/07/05 18:43
Chapter: An exclusive interview by Rita Skeeter, special correspondent.

I like it. 10/10. Rowena Ravenclaw's wand heh? Could be. Write more stories. I'm off to see the picture now. ~HermyRox12~

Author's Response: I hope you liked the Sirius Six, HermyRox12. I had to hide Luna's long, blonde hair under a black driving cap, because I couldn't find a black hat that worked. We hardly know anything about Rowena Ravenclaw, so maybe JKR is going to roll out more information about the Hogwarts founders in book 7. So its possible it could be RR's wand, right? See hpboy13's review below for more info. Thank you for the high rating and for taking the time to review!

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