i have read and reread all your chapters, ands i just love them, i have both laughed my head off, and cried my eyes out. you are a really good writer!
i have read lots of stories about the marauders, but your's is easely the best!
are you SURE your not JK? i love this as mutch as the books! im actually printing it out to give to one of my friends, she is totally obsessed about harry potter too, and she just have to read this!
Author's Response: Thanks for the nice and long review, that's how I like them best! And yes, I'm sure I'm not JK, unless JK is a French med-student overwhelmed with her studies :P
I haven't the heart to write anything because there's no 'Next' after this chapter only 'Previous" but this is one story I'll wait for (I remember your promise to update it eventually). Good luck and thank you for the tremendous pleasure your stories gave me. That goes for Marie-Antoinette too!
Author's Response: Thanks, you're welcome, and I'll try to update!
I'd like to raise my glass to this wonderful, crazy chapter too! I loved the portraits poking in their oar and James' energy (both mental and physical) is exhilarating.
P.S. Crazy is strictly a compliment!
Author's Response: That's how I understood it. Thanks for the review!
I liked it, it was perfect. And I'm sure James is going to tell them about Animagi (he is, isn't he?) but never in my wildest dreams did I guess the mysterious "come between 3 & 4.30 was James trying to wriggle out of piano lessons! It was the perfect touch! You're incredible!
Author's Response: Yes, he is :). I'm glad you liked the piano lessons, I had fun writing that passage. Thanks for the compliments!
Thank you. I'm doing something awkward (like crying ) and I don't know who I'm feeling worse for - James or Remus or both. Last night the lights conked off while I was reading and I could just imagine a shivering eleven year old James sitting outside the Shrieking Shack in misery and solidarity or whatever and Remus inside transforming. And Sirius' awkward sympathy and Peter's basic niceness didn't just warm Remus' heart. The end triumphant was like a scene out of a film , it was so vivid. It was like the curtain coming down on Part One. Thank you for a truly memorable part-book. The name of your story is not the least of its wonders . Symphony For Quartet - it's inspired.
Author's Response: I am astounded that people would cry while reading this chapter. Don't get me wrong, I am astounded in a good way--meaning, I'm bursting with pride. When I typed this chapter, I was typing so fast and hard in the emotion of it all that I almost killed my keyboard ;).
Thanks for the lovely reviews and the nice compliments. I am happy you liked the Marauders' reactions, as well as the explanation of the title for the story.
Oh, how could they call the condor McGonagall !! This is priceless! I'm going to die of laughter and make medical history! I've actually stopped to review in the MIDDLE of the chapter, this was so screamingly funny. You are a brilliant author!
Oops! All that laughter seems a bit inappropriate in the face of Remus' distress. You've worked that in very well, too. Incroyable! Magnifique! UPDATE, por favor!
Author's Response: Encore une fois, merci :). I wasn't sure about the humour in that chapter, so I'm glad you liked it. As for the update... see reply below.
I am totally impressed by the way you've portrayed Sirius (thoughtless, cheerful, unfazed by his peculiar family or almost) and James (very, very Gryffindor, energetic, sensitive though he keeps that side well-disguised) , Remus (intelligent,worried) & Peter( dysfunctional family, will his mum shape his eventual choices?) One favour - do eventually complete this fanfic.
Author's Response: I'm glad you understood and summed up so well my characterisation of the boys. I won't abandon any of my fictions, but I'm very busy with my studies right now... Please be patient with me!
That was so funny - and James & Sirius do have some excuse - they're normal, healthy, prehormonal nuisances . I'm so looking forward to James falling for Lily later!
Author's Response: "Normal, healthy, pre-hormonal nuisances." what a perfect definition. Short, sweet, and to the point :). Thanks for the review!
"I could eat Dumbledore, beard and all" and Sirius talking to / threatening the Sorting Hat was too, too funny! Terrific!!
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad you liked it.
Well done on the Quicksilver Quills award!
You thoroghly deserve it, for reasons I have already mentioned, I 'm sure, in my reviews of this story, but I'll list them again:
Brilliant characterization, accurate depictions of the young marauders' ages, excellent pace, attention to background detail, fabulous descriptions, and, while sticking loyally to the canon, the story remains captivating and original.
Trés bien joué!
Author's Response: Thank you for your faithful reviewing, and for going through the trouble of writing in French every time; I love reading your reviews/replies :).
OUCH! Poor James. And I wonder what's going to happen to Lily...
Anyway, I'm kind of sad that your story ends here for the time-being. I had a really enjoyable time reading it. Hope you'll update it soon! :)
Author's Response: I hope so, too! Thank you for your reviews, and I'm happy you enjoyed the story.
Terrific to the power million!!! Just PLEASE update the story sometime!
Author's Response: Thanks, and I'll try, but honestly I don't have the time!! I'm the first to be sorry about it, I'll try to update around the Christmas holidays.
I liked the way you began this - it's extremely original. Thanks to QQ Awards which led me to your fanfics!
Author's Response: Thank you, I'm happy you liked it.
but poor lily,
ahh, but i love him anyway
its hard not to
Author's Response: I guess that was a review for chapter 11?...
Well, thanks :). I'm glad you find my James hard to dislike. As for updating soon... check profile.
ok. so i have just finished the first four chapters. congratulations on your win, that was what drew me to your story. and i must say that i have read so many marauder fanfics i cannot keep them all staright. but this one is very refreshing and different. i especially liked the fact hat sirius told the hat not to put him in slytherin .
i do have a question though
are you finished with this? or are you still in the process of writing it?
Author's Response: Thanks a lot. I am not finished at all with this, the last published chapter is at the beginning of their second year and I plan on writing up to the end of their seventh. I just lack time right now.
Oh gosh. I take back what I said for the previous chapter... THIS CHAPTER is by far the best... I actually CRIED when I read the description of James in the Whomping Willow tunnel.
I also want to congratulate you on having such an original way of the other three telling Remus. James' account in particular was really moving (as I said earlier, I actually cried while reading it). And Peter's reaction was just... well, it was just... spot-on. I couldn't have thought of a more original reaction ever!
All the previous stories I've read always had him as the tentative one who was just going along with Sirus and James because he didn't want to lose his friends or want his friends to see him as a coward or whatever (in other words, selfish motivations). Yours, by far, is the best reaction I've read. And it was really natural, if you ask me, considering how you set up Peter's backstory.
Bravo! Good work! And I can't find any higher praise for you! (I'm at a loss for words, actually) I am loving your story as I read it and I'm sure I'll love it even more as I continue reading!
Author's Response: I am so pleased. *huge grin* I also hope you'll love the next chapters just as much!
Tinn Tam, congratulations on winning the Quicksilver Quills Award for Best Maruaders' Era Story!! You totally deserve it! :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much, and it's great to hear from you again!
Oh by the way, I wanted to say THANK YOU for not making Peter a wimp in your story! I'm SO SICK of people always making him an unobservant, self-obsessed boy who doesn't do anything but follow James and Sirius around with no mind of his own and is only concerned about food. I mean, I'm certain Peter had SOME redeeming qualities about him at first even if he did betray the others in the end... So I'm really glad you decided to move away from that cliche. It really helps your story. Thanks once again!
Author's Response: You are SO welcome! :D
This is, I think, by far your best chapter yet. I actually got CHILLS reading it! It was just... well, really scary in the parts that were supposed to be scary... And I got seriously scared too... And poor Remus!
Author's Response: Thanks!! Some readers told me that when the chapter was published, but most of them changed their minds when reading the next one... *grins* I hope you do, too!
A very nice story. Are you planning on putting Voldemort in or will most of the conflict come from school related issues? You seem to be following the HP books a little (the whole trouble in second year thing) but I like it although James seems a little wimpy but I suppose we all were when we were younger. I hope you will write the continuation soon.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
1. Yes, I do plan on putting Voldemort in, since he's an important part of the Marauders Era. However, when the boys' second year begins, he has only started gaining power for one year and twelve-year-olds may not have heard of him.2. James WIMPY?? When? Where? HOW? I really need to fix that, it was absolutely not supposed to be.
3. I won't update in a while, I'm sorry. Explanation in my profile.