Hey, just letting you know that I sent chapter two back to you via email, just in case it doesn't get to you and you think i just forgot. :]
Author's Response: I got it ;-)
Good chapter, but I felt the ending was sort of a waste.
Author's Response: Thank you for your input - but would you be able to expand on that? What exactly would you have changed? Concrit is always appreciated! Thanks for reviewing!
My favorite chapter so far! Very funny!
Author's Response: Thank you! This chapter was good fun to write - wait, all of the chapters have been good fun to write! I'm really pleased that you're enjoying it!
have Luna write in -- that would be hilarious!
Author's Response: Sorry - that was the last Issue of Dear Dumby. There will be one more narrative chapter, but no Luna. Sorry!
I just realized, the series would end without an evil Voldemort! I'll knock him into shape! *takes out hammer*
Kendra: Not like that!
Me: Awww... But the hammer's new!
Kendra: Well, you still can't go knocking out former evil overlords.
Me: Oh, fine then... I never get to have any fun...
(A chat between me and my best friend Kendra)
Author's Response: Aw, poor you! Your friend has a point though - knocking out former evil overlords lacks that certain impressive, comlicated element that has to happen in there demise - perhaps if you add in a touch of double crossing, a sentence that seems to mean one thing, but really another, and a random moose, then it would work...
Oh good heavens, I love Dumby. I love his crazy advice. And he wrote himself. How awesome. Oh, this story makes me laugh muchly!
Author's Response: Thank 'ee kindly! Oh yes, Dumby is pretty awesome - even if his advice sometimes isn't! I'm glad it's making you laugh - especially muchly! Thanks for reviewing!
yay! that was hilarious!
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm really pleased that you enjoyed it!
Hah! Who's miserable?? if this is the last chapter................................................................................................................
Author's Response: No, this isn't the last chapter - there is one more to come! Well, can you think of someone who has been miserable for the last chapter? Crying and whimpering on about his sorrows - much to the dismay of who he was crying on? Don't worry, all will be explained in the next chapter!
ha haha i often write to myself it now seems less normal then i thought
Author's Response: Yes...I might have to agree with you there...!
Oh no! *tears* The almost last chapter. I've loved this fic so much. I love HP humour fics because it gives us the human side of the characters that we don't often see in the books. Looks like Dumbledore's out of advice, poor old man. He's even gone to asking his own bad advice.
Author's Response: Aw, thank you HarryPotter is my LIFE! I know - only one left! *tears up too* *passes out the Kleenex* I'm so pleased to hear that you love the fic though! Ah yes, poor old Dumby! I wonder what he'll have to resort to doing next...?! Thanks for reviewing!
hahahaha! that was really good! keep up the good work!
Author's Response: Thanks! I'll try!
hahaha, very good & funny. keep writing!
Author's Response: Thanks! I will - for there is only one chapter left! However, I'll keep writing other things as well - despite the world's protests! So I hope you keep reading!
Author's Response: Oops - I didn't realise this was for the first chapter! Well, I hope you'll keep reading all the other chapters too, and wait for the last one!
My flatmate now thinks i'm mad because I've been laughing out loud the entire time while reading that chapter, so, um, thanks alot. =P
Author's Response: *Giggles* Thanks! I'm really glad that I made you laugh - even if your flatmate does think you're crazy! Maybe you should get them to read this too? No - that would probably make them think you (and me!) were even madder! Thanks for reviewing!
cool!!!! Harry,Ron, one of the 2 unidentified girls, Hermy, Voldy and dumby, right?
Author's Response: Spot on! Well - that's what I would say if Dumby and I were allowed to break the writer confidentuality thing...which we can't... So, um, wait and see?!
Left handed people in this world are very mistreated! We are stuck using right-handed keyboards, cooking utensils, and other stuff that I can't think of right now. Just because 90% of the world is right handed, does that mean we're stuck using all the stuff they use? Seriously!
Author's Response: Dear Left-Handed Activist, I sympathise with your predicament, and would advice you to go to Hermione Granger, who not only is a better source than Hogwarts a History for information, but seems to be very into civil rights too! However, it seems that she may be a little...preoccupied right now... The author sympathises greatly, as a fellow left-handed activist herself! She finds ink always smudging when she writes, and right-handed notebooks the most annoying. And right-handed rulers. She actually has a left-handed ruler. But hey - being a leftie rocks in sports! I wish you well in your protests, Love Dumby
I have this story that i find absolutely hilarious, but it's going to end soon. what am i going to do? Surely your advice can't backfire on this one?
Big Dear Dumby Fan
Author's Response: Dear Big Dear Dumby Fan, Well, my advice doesn't seem to have gone so well so far - but who knows? Maybe everything will turn out alright in the end? I suppose it depends on the author's mood swings...! When it does end - not too far in the future - maybe even by August? - I would recommend you read the author's other fics, as that would make her very happy. Alternatively you could go fencing - Pirates of the Caribbean style! (ie: overdramatically) The author and I are both thrilled that you've enjoyed the run (of the story) so far, and thank you profusely for reviewing! Love Dumby
Yeah...well...poor Dumby--he just got in over his head. And what's up with Voldemort? Wow...
(I read that Evil Villainy for Dummies...it's hilarious...)
Author's Response: You know, I think you've hit the nail right on the head! Dumby being in over his head, that is. What's up with Voldemort? Thirty years or so too much trauma, an overdue emotional breakdown and a smart-alecky turned desperate boy with a scar on his face willing to resort to anything to get him to shut up, pretty much! I know - Hermiones_Revenge is a genius! I think Evil Villainy is one of her best ones - but then it's so hard to decide!
Wow...this is some weird stuff...I think I like it...ask me in the morning...
Author's Response: *Giggles* Okay! Thank you!
Funny...I haven't read this in a while...and I've forgotten what's going on really...the Crazy Frog...yay!
Author's Response: Oh dear - well, basically the advice has backfired some, the characters are all in confrontation with some surprising results, and the odd supposedly funny line thrown in here and there is about the gist of it! But yay for a yay!!
I'm very impressed. You use so many different forms of humor from exaggeration to underplay, and they're all hilarious!!! Your characterization is spot-on and that makes the story honestly funny, which isn't a talent many authors have. I ADORE the nicknames for each mysterious letter-writer, and Dumbledore is delightfully quirky.
He (Dumby), out of all the characters, may be a tad OOC...just a note.
Otherwise, fabulous work!!!
Author's Response: Thank you Kumy! I'm really pleased you're enjoying this - I'm enjoying WWW too, just for the record! Now we know all the fancy names for the things we write! =p I'm really glad that you think this truly funny, as you have high standards! Yes, I really get a kick out of inventing 'ingenius' code names for the characters - to be honest, I prefer their versions of pseudonyms then the ones in the actual magazines - much more inventive! But not quite so subtle...! Yes, Dumbledore can be a bit OoC, but I have tried to work on that throughout, so hopefully it has improved a tad in later chapters - but I'll definitely watch out for out in future fics. Thanks for the review hun!