Reviews For Once
Reviewer: I lovesmesomeHarry
Date: 12/18/09 9:20
Chapter: and Never Again

I still love this story! You are my inspiration for Snape love! and after all these years in the fandom, you are still my favorite author. Thanks for being amazing


Reviewer: MissyQuill
Date: 01/18/08 6:02
Chapter: and Never Again

Wow VV,
Amazing story. I'm currently on a hunt for rarepairs and I came across yours.
It was an awesomely noughty read and I loved it. Your cgaracterization of Severes is brilliant as always.
I looked hard but couldn't find any flaws at all.=Sammy

Reviewer: Trueillusions1
Date: 08/13/07 22:34
Chapter: and Never Again

I like the idea behind this. It reminded me of that movie what women want. I liked it

Reviewer: CoCo82
Date: 06/17/07 14:50
Chapter: and Never Again

VERY good! I love this ship for some reason.
In this fic Snape is definitely a bastard but he just does it so well!

Reviewer: Snapes_secret
Date: 01/26/07 20:47
Chapter: and Never Again

I read this story a while back, but never got around to reviewing. Let's just say after six months, I still remembered it quite well. Which means it was both striking and well written enough to stick in this cluttered, scatter-brained brain.


"Welcome to adulthood ... the perpetual awareness of what one does not have. My favorite line.

Well, outside of offering her a handful of his cloak, that is.


Author's Response: I'm glad it stuck with you. For some reason, a lot of the lady Snapefans like this one...

Reviewer: wicked angel
Date: 01/09/07 19:52
Chapter: and Never Again

i just stumbled across this, and i absolutely adore it! it was everything i was hoping it would be when i read the summary. times ten! i haven't really spared Tonks much literary thought before this, but you capture her beautifully. and don't get me started on Snape! i love him and hate him and mostly just want about 10 minutes alone with him after reading that. Bravo!

Author's Response: Only ten? *grins wickedly* Thanks for the nice review!

Reviewer: Valentinia
Date: 12/30/06 0:58
Chapter: and Never Again

This story has a decidedly bittersweet touch to it. But it is very well - not to mention... decently - written. There is no explicit sexual description, but the point is made very clear.
Also, the opposing, yet, considering other parts of this series, quite similar, characters of Tonks and Severus are contrasted wonderfully, as their characters stay perfectly IC!

Author's Response: What can I say? I like mischief-makers. Xadie, I believe it was, mentioned the possibility of a Severus/Tonks, and I really liked the idea, but if it happened it couldn't have lasted long. And then there was this story in my head. Thanks!

Reviewer: Phoenix3
Date: 08/17/06 21:46
Chapter: and Never Again

Hum. I really don't think original even begins to describe this fic... I almost feel that I'm too far into Severus' character. Not! Should I hate him, should I admire him, should I applaude him, should I slap him... should I wish my boyfriend could read minds.... A provacative story, in many ways.

Author's Response: Thanks! Tonks apparently has second thoughts about that particular talent, no? The plethora of 'should I' seems exactly right for a response to Severus' actions in almost any case, so I'm glad to see this worked!

Reviewer: Sly Severus
Date: 07/01/06 20:05
Chapter: and Never Again

Hehe! This was great. There were tons of wonderful one-liners in here. I really, really enjoyed this.

Author's Response: Before writing Tonks, I sat and thought of her question to Moody about wands in back pockets. So much of her character is right there in that sentence. She's flippant, saucy, and utterly unintimidated by authority. So putting her with Severus, Lord of Sarcasm, made for quite the scene and I had a blast. I'm glad it was as much fun to read as to write! Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: lisadawnelle
Date: 06/30/06 1:31
Chapter: and Never Again

This was a great story. I loved it, and I must say it is much better then many sceens I have read in romance novels. However, I have read it a couple of times try to understand why he wanted her to become unconscious? Just wondering.

Author's Response: I've postponed replying to this review just to work out how to answer your question and stay publicly acceptable. Here goes: Partly out of a certain sort of pride, partly because he's about to do something vulnerable and a little foolish and hates to have an audience for that sort of moment, and partly because of suspicion. If she's out cold, she's not reaching for a wand while he's distracted. How's that? I'm glad you enjoyed the story, and thanks for reviewing to say so!

Reviewer: TaylorBlack
Date: 06/03/06 12:08
Chapter: and Never Again

really odd but bloody brilliant ship!!

Author's Response: Thanks! I like writing "really odd," so it's good to know it worked for you!

Reviewer: february
Date: 05/22/06 22:03
Chapter: and Never Again

your language is beautiful and lends to a good story. It could have been quite boring in the wrong hands, but as it stands, the writing was tasteful and precise. congrats

Author's Response: Thanks! I wholeheartedly agree that this subject matter can be sadly boring if not approached from an unusual angle and rewritten carefully. Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: bertybottaholic
Date: 05/17/06 18:11
Chapter: and Never Again

Good, write another one, but be more graphic.

Author's Response: Erm -- they might boot me off the site for that. Thanks for reviewing and enjoying! The next Severus story, still working its way out of my pen, does indeed see him properly laid. Meanwhile, I will send you to "Come Hell or High Water" by Slian Martreb.

Reviewer: Ginevera Weasly
Date: 04/22/06 21:05
Chapter: and Never Again

Gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sick minded!Snape?

Author's Response: Gee, and that's usually said of the Ron/Draco fics. I'm guessing from your screen name and review that you will not be supporting the Ginny/Severus ship.

Reviewer: wishiwereaweasley
Date: 04/19/06 18:45
Chapter: and Never Again

You had me at "the Noble and Ancient Sofa of Black," but I must say, this was not what I was expecting! I mean, I wasn't surprised by what happened between them--I read the summary!--but I was surprised by the very philosophical conversation they had afterwards.

I'm so sad that he thinks adulthood is "the perpetual awareness of what one does not have!" How depressing. Being a glass half full kind of girl, I see adulthood as the opportunity to get what one doesn't have. Hmm. Perhaps Snape is not the perfect match for me! ;)

I did notice one little thing: a Gryffendor snuck its way in there, towards the beginning! Minor typo, but easy enough to fix, right?

As always, another enjoyable read! Thanks for the fabulous distraction from my homework! :)

Author's Response: Ack! My favourite typo strikes again. Perhaps it's a Freudian thing when a Snapewriter misspells Gryffindor?

Glad I could help with the homework distraction (it was certainly one from mine...)! I don't know, is philosophy really more surprising than more standard pillow talk would be? Severus seems a more glass-is-poisoned kind of guy, so no, perhaps not the perfect match. ;) right back. Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: xenophiliac
Date: 04/15/06 22:05
Chapter: and Never Again

p.s. EXCRUCIATING BLISS!!!!!!!!!!!

Author's Response: *giggle*

Reviewer: xenophiliac
Date: 04/14/06 17:27
Chapter: and Never Again

Short and clean. I like this one alo even with the disturbing pictures it creates in my mind. And it plays well off of tonks's character. I'm not expecting a follow up, but maybe something about Tonks/Lupin and she telling him in passing or something....or something.

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! I'm not sure this is something Tonks would want to tell Lupin, ever, under any circumstances, but we'll see -- that may have a bunny wiggling its nose. I think that would probably change Lupin's neither-like-nor-dislike outlook, though, so she'd have to tell him later than the sixth-year Christmas...

Reviewer: Cherry and Phoenix Feather
Date: 04/14/06 14:09
Chapter: and Never Again

You have an amazing talent for capturing Snape's personality perfectly. One of the most layered characters ever created...and he's so wonderfully Snape-ish. I loved this.

Author's Response: Ahhhh... New system that made this ever so easy to find. Thanks for reviewing! I enjoy writing this layered character very much.

Reviewer: BrokenAngel
Date: 04/02/06 16:09
Chapter: and Never Again

I really really enjoyed that story.

Tonks and Snape is such an odd pairing... but with each story I read I like it more and more.

This was very well written, and though I like it as a one shot, I wish there was more! lol

10/10 of course.

Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing! Tonks struck me as being a lot like a co-worker of mine who once announced, during a dull moment, "What is it about scummy men?" She didn't mean actually bad men, but a certain sort that does indeed correlate to Severus even if you still think he's one of the good guys. I suspect that's where that plotbunny came from (that and the weak-Patronus remark.)

Reviewer: cyber_bunny
Date: 02/20/06 11:10
Chapter: and Never Again

OH MY GOD!!! but very cool.

Author's Response: I can think of about twelve ways to interpret that "Oh my god!!!" but all of them are making me laugh. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reviewing!

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