I really love it!
Author's Response: Why thank you! :D
really good. are we going to get more personal with hermione and lupin?
Author's Response: Thanks, and hopefully so! The premise is set so I want to get inside their heads a bit more before it ends. :)
I play violin. :) This is a lovely story, beautifully descriptive and the allegorical aspect (ooh alliteration) is fascinating. I apologize for this being a non-review, but you can count on me to at least attempt to dig deep for the next chap, lol. In other words, please update as soon as you're ready.
Author's Response: Thank you! lol, if you're willing to dig deep for this story, then I'll certainly try to get the next bit up before the midweek! ^^;
It's so charming to me that a few violinists have actually dropped me a line! ^^;
I play the violin too!
Author's Response: I wish I could say the same!
I don't know if you spend time on the forums, but I used your story for a Bannermakers' Association challenge regarding AU fics. PM me (same name here and the forums) if you want the banner. You are welcome to use it if you like it.
Author's Response: I'd love to have a banner! I'll drop you a PM over at the forums. Thank you very much for this!
SO good. One question: is there going to be ANY proper conversation in this story? It's like, one of these complicated things with all the detail and emotion, it's excellent, but - no speech? I understand your purpose but it gets a bit annoying!
Author's Response: Thank you very much! And to answer your question, the whole next chapter is basically just a conversation, so yes! ^^;
i'm a violin player and the way you described the music and the playing was beautiful, i especialy liked the discription of fingers flitting along the fingerboard. i agree with your brother, i think remus would be a violin teacher.
Author's Response: Thank you, Errie! I've been hoping a violinist would come along and review! And yes, obviously we know he makes a good teacher - but violin's strangely apt, isn't it? ^^;
Wow. O-O It's hard to think of what to say. This story is absolutely enchanting. And, of course, on the slightly more technical note, the transition of the characters between very different situations was done ingeniusly. Well done!
Author's Response: And I'm absolutely delighted. ^.^ Thank you really for your kind words! I love your word construction!
Beautiful like the last one! Keep up the good work and your style of writing, it's very vivid and flowing...almost like the music you're talking about.
Author's Response: Thanks so much again! I'm glad you don't think it's draggy and hyperbolic! ^^; I'll keep giving it my best shot!
To Antipodean Opaleye, us violas should stick together!!! Miles the best instrument!!! But it's still a great story!!!
Author's Response: Thanks again to both of you. :)
Oh my gosh! I play the viola too! Such a rare thing. What a coincidence. Heh, sorry about that. Yes, you did describe the playing of music on a string instrument incredibly well!
Author's Response: ^^; I'd love to be able to play! I love the sound of violas. They're so full in tone and resonance.
I love this story! The way you've described all the emotions and expressions needed to play an instrument is just . . . magical. I play the viola so a lot of this you are describing, I've got to understand too! I'm adding you to my favourites list and I can't wait for you're next installment! x x x
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm only a very feeble pianist, so a lot of it was creative guessing. So I'm really happy it struck a chord with you! :)
Wow, that's brilliant! For some reason I thought of Remus as more of a cello person, but violin works just as well, especially with Hermione. It looks like both you and her have talent! I love the style, it's very expressive. Keep going! ^_^
Author's Response: Thanks! LOL, I can completely see Remus playing cello. He seems like a stringed instrument person in general. :D
Very nicely written. I liked the poetic style alot. Oddly enough, I also thought of Hermione as being someone who would play the violin. Love to read the next one.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. :) I'm glad you think the violin suits her, random as it is! I like to imagine that the technique would appeal to her, and that she'd be very good at playing as she's so uncompromising when it comes to excellence. :)
First of all: I lurve it! I think you have a great choice of imagery and diction; it's both sensuous and wistful. I think, even if you are only writing a fan fic, you have great potential as a writer. However, I would like to know where you are carrying this and its connections to the Potter-verse, but I guess that's why I'll just have to stick around and wait for you to update!
Author's Response: Thanks a million for leaving a review! It's one of the most constructive I've received and I appreciate your kind words so much!
I'm afraid the story itself is rather set apart from the Potterverse, centered around three events in an alternate, Muggle life. I hope to maintain the characteristics of Hermione and Lupin, but it'll be more of a reflection on them than a connected story. I'm writing Hermione's part now, and then there'll be a conclusion. I'll try to update soon, so you can see! Thanks again. :)