Oooh! .I loved it.. I'm actually a Sirius fan, & I read Dog's Life. That;s what made me want to reaqd the story. I love stories that have Sirius in it, but not as the main charactar, because that doesn't compelle the author to twist his personality the least.
I'm a dog lover too! I've been so since I was a child. & I hate cats. I think Newfoundlands are a bit too cute for for Sirius. I think of him as a mongrel too. A Newfoundland might look like a bear in his built, but his face is kind. I think that Snuffles would have a mischeivous, aristocratic face.
I'm a R/T supporter, anyway. & I loved the story. Tonks had always been one of my favourite characters.
Author's Response: Happy New Year! I'm so thrilled you read the story and like Sirius! I think you'd like my Marauder Era Sirius story Semi Charmed Life- same personality, different dimension of the Potterverse- but even if you don't, thanks for liking him in this one! ^_^
OK, I have one teeny-weeny little complaint about this one.
"The Quibbler ran an article that said the disease could be spread by a sneeze, or a handshake,"
As a Ravenclaw, I feel compelled to stick up for Luna's father. Come on! That sounds more Prophet than Quibbler, or at least it does to me...
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Anyway - whoo for Remus/Tonks! One fic down, many more to come!
Author's Response: The 'Lunatic Larry' of my Matchmakers fic wouldn't print it, but the Lovegood who okayed a story with the "Allegation that the Tutshill Tornados were winning the League through a combination of blackmail, broom-tampering, and torture." and one that "Alleges that Fudge's dearest ambition is to seize control of the goblin gold supplies and that he's had goblins murdered to further this." (Quotes from the HP-Lexicon) would definitely not be above such an article, sad to say!
Author's Response: *blows horn* Huzzah! *throws confetti* You're my 200th review! *blows horn again*
Last year, Magical Maeve, who I will heart forever, :), posted this entire fic in one month so I could start posting the sequel in January. Could that happen these days? I don't think so, lol. I appreciate her, and you too, for being so nice to go beyond reading and review! ^_^
Oh, poor things! *huggles various characters*
I actually found the "neutering comment" rather funny. Does that make me twisted? XD
Author's Response: Then we're both twisted! LOL *hums random eighties song that goes 'you spin me right round, baby, right round like a record baby, right round, round, round...' :D*
Author's Response: Then starts singing C'mon baby, let's do the twist....ack! Look what you've started!
Hm... This chapter's got me thinking a bit...
What if Tonks hadn't picked up the wrong wizard? What if she'd left Remus there?
If you ever get bored of writing their proper story, it'd be nice to read a "What if...?" version of events! *puppy-dog eyes* (Sorry for the pun!)
Author's Response: The series is currently 4 chapter fics, 10 one-shots, and 3 poems, LOL, so boredom isn't a problem. :D Do you mean what if she'd taken Remus home instead of walking off? The story would indeed be different, lol. I liked building up to that moment in Butterfly Summer and having it be one of love, because I'm an old fashioned romantic. ^_^
Oh, bugger... This could have gone slightly better...
Poor Tonks! *hugs* Though I did enjoy the "father/daughter" scene at the fireplace. Why is that type of humour always funny, even when you know it's wrong? *giggle*
Author's Response: It's only funny if the people are trying to be funny instead of pervy, LOL.
Ew! The final part of this chapter always scares me a little. Just the image of them sneaking off in the middle of the party, then being caught as father and daughter. *bleurgh!* And of course, it's Priscilla! As in, Evan's b!itch! *dies*
On a side note - Whoo for Sirius/Cami! They're so cute!
Author's Response: No *bleurgh* (appropriate word! LOL) interaction. Prissy is too icky to imagine past a certain, eye watering, point, heh. Yay you like Cami and Sirius! =]
Haha! I think the parts of the fics when they're not "together" are probably some of the best bits! They're just so entertaining! XD
Author's Response: Aw, thank you! I feel like Gypsy Rose Lee singing 'Let me entertain you!' (without the stripping, LOL)
I've already read my way through this series once, but never reviewed. Now I'm going around again and thought I'd pop my head in every now and then!
First of all, I love the characterisation here! I've not seen an OOC moment, and if I have, it's been so insignificant that I've forgotten about it!
Hehe! I also love Tonks' side job! "Slag Duty". It actually sounds kind of funny... *ahem*
Well, I'm going to and read on! Just reviewing to say that you're one of my favourite authors!
Author's Response: I wish my name was Ithinkchocolate2people, because I'd send you the most expensive, sinfully good chocolate on the planet for being such a fab person and making my day!
Slag duty has its moments when Remus is involved, heehee.
You've done it again. I have to drag myself from the computer. Bloody hell, you should write a book or something. I would most definitely buy it!
Author's Response: You made my day saying that! It's my New Year's resolution, to balance fan fiction with original. Kind of like, comfy with training wheels, I'm ready to take them off and see if I can ride a bike without them...although I sure won't throw them away! :D
I noticed your description of Tom as a Nordic God...previously I imagined him like Tom Felton (that was intentional on your part, right?) but then I started thinking of Andrew/Koryfos in DW Jones's Deep Secret. If you haven't read it you should; it's amazing.
Author's Response: Thanks for suggesting the book! I was definitely having fun with names, but I want this Tom to be his own wizard, so to speak, although with Vikings making England home, Tom Felton could have some Norse god in his family tree! ^_^
Author's Response: ps....Thank you so much for the reviews! The first chap was posted on 11/21/05 and the last chap on 12/21/05 so 20 chaps in a month didn't give readers a lot of chance to review, lol. You've made me smile ear-to-ear with yours! :)
Tonks is such an actress. She should be on the stage.
Author's Response: Like a lot of people, she can act for short periods of time, lol, but as a profession, I don't think she could take the long periods of standing around, waiting for her cue, LOL.
I just thought--does something happen to Cami? since harry obviously doesn't meet her in OOTP, she's not mentioned, and later she gets close to Sirius...
Author's Response: Cami doesn't meet Harry, because that's how I slip a romance through the canon crack, lol. It's a loophole. If Harry doesn't know about Cami, then she can't have been mentioned in the books, although she 'exists'. :D
I love Kerichi-world so much I just had to come back and read this again. I realized your Tonks isn't really as clumsy as she is in canon, but that makes me like yours a whole lot more. Obviously your characters are not without flaws, but I always did wonder how tonks got to be an auror when she is always knocking everything over. she really acts like how I imagine tonks too--she would have a side job at a private eye agency.
Author's Response: Aw, thank you so much! I have Tonks 'dead clumsy' when she's nervous, mostly, which I've noted from 'real life' (whatever that is, lol) ^_^
Author's Response: That's exactly the reaction I'd hoped you'd have. Thank you for sharing it with me! : )
"you look as if flobberworms are crawling out of my ears"?
Author's Response: Thank you! I live to make readers smile, so you're keeping me going, lol. ^_^
this is excellent.
Author's Response: Thank you! I appreciate you reviewing and letting me know you enjoyed the story...I hope you'll read more of them! ^_~
They have to stay together!!!
Author's Response: Sometimes they part...so they can meet again. :D Most fics have Tonks pursuing Remus from day 1, but I think relationships shift and change due to time and circumstances, so I thought, 'what if, at the beginning of their relationship, Tonks was the one leery of love- wouldn't that make her words in HBP even more poignant when the series gets to that point?' I hope you think so, and right now, I hope you'll enjoy this story! ^_^
That guy at Six Flags who looked like Snape.... Hard to say if he was attractive or not.
Author's Response: I see your point....if you don't hear him, or know if he's got brains and a cutting wit, much of the attractiveness is lost. :D
cool! i am rereading this story cause its so good!
Author's Response: I'm getting all sniffy. You're so sweet! I still can't believe I actually got this posted within one month. I think twenty chaps in a month has to be a MNFF record! :D
The only thing keeping me from reading the rest of this series right now is some stupid seventh grade math homework.
Why can't there be real people like the characters in the HP world? Oh well. One time I saw some guy at Six Flags who looked just like I would imagine Severus Snape to look like when he was a teenager. Even his clothes were Snape-like.
Author's Response: Homework, the necessary evil, LOL. Did you think he was attractive, or unattractive? :D I'm a Snape fan, but I realise loads of people aren't.