First time reading a Ron/Draco and I daresay you've steered me on the path of no return XDD
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That was too weird!!! It was so wrong too!!! LOL
Author's Response: Enh. What's wrong with a little underage same-sex snogging? They're so darned CUTE together!
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Give me more sex.
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Well, I did make a resolution to read outside of my comfort zone. So ... well written, yes, of course it's well written. I have yet to see you produce something not worthy of that particular compliment.
However, it seemed a bit rushed. I realize it does take place over the course of some time, but it feels a bit too quick. Or perhaps it's just me needing a longer time getting accustomed to the ship.
I do like the awkwardness when they're together, the planning on Draco's part and how he continued to pursue Ron. That's the Slytherin part of him coming out.
The line about being unnatural, while witty and wonderful, doesn't sound like Draco. On the other hand, this is a different view of Draco, so perhaps it does fit.
I do like the Snaping part, though, as well as the use of Scourgify. I must remember that one.
I know this review sounds a bit off, VV, and I'm sorry about that. You've done a great job taking the characters, adding a different facet to them and letting us see them in a new light. I look forward to reading the rest.
Author's Response: Yay for leaving the comfort zone! It sometimes feels rushed to me, too, but there were so few spots to make it slow down, and at the time I only ever meant this to be one silly little one-shot. Happy reading, and thanks!
It's not THAT lewd. hehe. *Sunny* http://www.sunnychristian.com
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I love you, know that? Just sayin...
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Likewise, in case you ever wondered. Man o man. One year.
u have a very unique writing style...dont worry it is DEFINATELY a compliment!
Author's Response: Thanks! I've always been a little -- unique. That's a good word.
*claps* YAY! I like it! Such a cute couple. I would've never thought of Ron and Draco before... but I love the idea!
"my arrogant little Pureblood" tee hee CUTE!
Author's Response: I probably never would have thought of them without help -- thank you, Seren. They have such potential. Thanks for the review, and for continuing along the Blue pathway!
i'm not entirely sure i like Draco's character in this story but i like the story itself
Author's Response: Do you mean you think he's out of character, or that you just plain dislike him? Either way, I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Thanks for reviewing!
This is a very good fic. I was personally hooked on it, because it gives a Romeo and Julette theme of rival families. Keep it up.
Author's Response: Thanks! The inherent tension between the two is a lot of fun to play with.
gah! i loved it!
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I didn't want to like this; in fact, I really didn't want to like this, but damn you, you write them really well. Out of what I think i should describe as sheer morbid curiosity, I opened this fic, and you know, if i could just suspend my belief that it could never happen and enter this parallel world where Draco is attracted to Ron, you write it well enough to be plausible :P . You also still remain true to their characters, but will get onto that in a minute.Oh, also while i'm remembering, in reply to your reply to my other review, I completely agree with including actions and daily observations that bring an element of realism to a fic. Your readers may not pinpoint it, but they will be able to relate more to the scene and it goes a long way to drawing you into a story. I always like it when authors pay attention to details like that :) .My criticisms/corrections are few and far between, but there are a couple of things. Ron showed no signs whatever of cooperation I htink should be whatsoever. We’re wizards. We’re already unnatural. As much as I did like this line, I cannot ever imagine the words coming out of Draco's mouth. He's a Pureblood and has been raised with magic surrounding him all his life; it is the norm for him, and I don't think simply being in a statistical minority would do much to make him think himself 'unnatural'. I also have issues with Draco's fantasy, but that's personal preference on the level of sap in any given scene :P . And I grudgingly admit it fits in well with the themes you built into the story.Now of course there were a lot of things I loved about this fic, I think most particularly was the dialogue between the two, there were a few moments you did make me laugh, and it's not every fic that manages that. Like and last I checked, all of a minute ago, you weren’t speaking to him.” “That doesn’t mean I want to watch you hex him. I still like him better than you.” Draco grinned. “But you’re speaking to me.” ah, makes me grin all over again. He maneuveres him so well :D .Your crafting of characters really is wonderful, I never questioned who they were supposed to be, and somehow you managed to play with their personalities and pull of a ship I would never have believed possible when IC. I liked especially how it was from Draco's point of view, so many people cannot write him to save their lives, but when an author does it right I love reading a story where he is the main character. Right from the beginning you had him Engineering the moment had been a monumental task, but Draco wasn’t planning to mention that keeping that manipulative tendency of his up throughout the fic. I also adored He didn’t do it particularly well, but the effort was cute. exactly something I would think Draco should notice, or at least a Draco in what I want to class as a humour fic but I mean it in the best possible way ;) .Ron was also written well and I liked how you didn't simply gloss over his reluctancy to be with Draco, but did actually detail it a fair amount. I think though, my favourite moments were those in reference to Snape, simply because I love his character and they made me grin. I don’t think yelling at Professor Snape ever did anyone any good I cannot imagine so either, I expect it would be a short lived moment, but amusing to read/write. I wish I could have seen Snape’s face when he blasts apart that rosebush So would I (though shouldn't that be 'I wish I could see' and the 'they'd in the sentence following this one I think should be 'they've'). But anyway, you're a very talented writer to be able to pull this ship off, I had my doubts when I began reading this, but I think you wrote it wonderfully, great story :) .
Author's Response: Thanks! Criticisms/corrections noted and appreciated, and someday I may actually brave that eternal edit screen to polish a bit more. The Ron/Draco ship struck me as totally implausible when the challenge came up, and now it's one of my favorites. So much fun, so much fluff, such a lovely helping of teenage-boy hormones, so much impending doom, all available to play with.
My take on realism is actually that the more fantastic a thing you're writing, the more it wants to be grounded in something tangible. If you're writing somewhere utterly odd, or a pairing that nobody wants to buy into ;) or an invasion of rabbits, something utterly normal has to happen too. Otherwise, there's no link between the character in the story and the character reading it. Have you been to the Duelling Club in the Great Hall? That and General Fanfic Discussion could use your input on real-life details, I say.
wow bloodly hell i liked it kinky
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you liked it! You might want to consider a different screen name, by the way. Someone might go deleting this one in a fit of enthusiasm.
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Very good. But you need to finish it....maybe more chapters?? I give it an A+
Author's Response: Thanks for the review and the A+! The best I seem to be able to get from these boys is the occasional mildly related one-shot, all filed together under "Blue." I'm trying to squeeze one more story out of them at least, though.
lol this is soooo wierd but so funny at the same time
Author's Response: Thanks! I'm always a little weird.
you know...that was actually kinda convincing? wow... the ferret and the weasel, huh?
Author's Response: Thanks! The ferret and the weasel, indeed. I think they're really cute together.
I like it - I can picture Ron being gay. He's so shy and awkward around girls. It's just him taking a liking to Draco I'm having trouble coping with.
Author's Response: He'd probably have trouble coping with that, too, but Draco isn't going to pay the least attention! I've occasionally toyed with writing some interaction of theirs from Ron's POV. It's on the to-do list. Draco doesn't care why Ron likes him, though, as long as everything is working to suit, so it didn't really fit into the story. Thanks for reviewing!