Reviewer: Rhi for HP
Date: 02/23/08 13:18
Chapter: Chapter 1

YAY!! This was hilarious!! What an original plot bunny, tee hee. I love Sirius and I thought he was perfectly in character here, which is really nice. Plus, the writing was impeccable. Excellent!

Reviewer: Valentinia
Date: 02/14/08 21:26
Chapter: Chapter 1

Lol. Funny take on Sirius! I can just picture him with all of those rabbits - hilarious. Also, though, as usual, you managed to make this story more than just plan humor, with the darker mentions of his family and Sirius's relationship - or lack there of - with them. All in all, a great story! Very fun to read!

Reviewer: phoenixfire7
Date: 02/06/08 5:43
Chapter: Chapter 1

hahaha, this was great! i loved it! it def. seems like something sirius would get himself into

Reviewer: leahsm2
Date: 09/12/07 12:17
Chapter: Chapter 1

This story is very clever! It has so many great elements. My personal favorite element being that is is absolutely devoid of even one iota of intent!
" 'Lepus crepusculum! he sang out, Joyful with the pleasure of doing something completely, utterly, pointlessly silly..."
Brilliantly, completely, devoid of intent, Sirius sets in motion a heeping disaster!

I love the fact that the boredom that has overcome his brain left no room for him to think about what would happen if an actual rabbit popped out of the hat. I also liked when he paused, in mid deluge, to momentarily ponder keeping a particularly fetching one. The rabbits acting like rabbits was funny, as when he tried to make it better, unfortunately turning one rabbit into two and panicking the rest was great.

I particularly liked the ending. It's always nice to have Bellatrix around to restore order! All in all a great story!

Reviewer: Fiffer Haliwell
Date: 08/15/07 21:09
Chapter: Chapter 1

hahaha this story made my day

Reviewer: MagicalMaddie331
Date: 07/29/07 22:09
Chapter: Chapter 1

Haha, lightly funny and quite amusing. Another wonderful one-shot! Great job!

Reviewer: I_LUV_MOONY
Date: 07/12/07 13:56
Chapter: Chapter 1

*laughing* Great job! Love the flow; you are a very gifted author. I wonder why Evanesco downsized the bunny instead of Vanishing it. A very creative idea that I enjoyed reading.

Reviewer: I_LUV_MOONY
Date: 07/12/07 13:55
Chapter: Chapter 1

*laughing* Great job! Love the flow; you are a very gifted author. I wonder why Evanesco downsized the bunny instead of Vanishing it. A very creative idea that I enjoyed reading.

Reviewer: Red and Gold
Date: 06/23/07 13:46
Chapter: Chapter 1

Hi VV!

I am taking Prof Talon's wonderful DADA course and this week's assignment is to find a conflict involving "man vs.nature".

I remembered your story and thought that it might not be exactly what my Prof has in mind, but what the heck? It makes me laugh and it has Sirius and it has bunnies - what else could a woman want? ;-)

This line I have quoted is just Sirius wrapped up in a neat little package and tied with a bow:

"Well, in case of a mess, Padfoot The Gross to the rescue! Sirius would feel bad, but at least this was a diversion, and he was a lucky sort."

I mean, it's just Sirius! Yes, he has a slight twinge of thought for the rabbit, decides if it it dies and there's a mess - no problem! Padfoot will just eat the evidence. No muss, no fuss, and Sirius has had a good distraction from his boredom.

It's seems so IC with the Sirius that needed distraction after OWL exams....

Anyhoo, I loved this story and thought it was an absolute riot - especially when "evanesco" split the bunny into two separate bunnies, rather than vanishing them. Too funny!

This is a great, humorous story that's well-written and just a joy to read.
Thanks for the laughs!

~Andrea


Author's Response: "Man vs. Nature," eh? I suppose this might just work. There's definitely some natural rabbit behaviour here. I'm glad you found Sirius IC with his somewhat cavalier attitudes, too -- he seems to be good at sort of waving off the things he doesn't really want to think about, doesn't he? Thanks!

Reviewer: MoRoCcAnAnDpRoUd
Date: 06/18/07 20:33
Chapter: Chapter 1

"Peskibuni" haha, love it! This made me laugh, it's really well written as well.

Author's Response: Thanks! This one was a hoot to write, too. Not like some of my depressing stuff.

Reviewer: kumydabookworm
Date: 06/07/07 15:04
Chapter: Chapter 1

I love it when part of my review just disappears. >.< Use your modly powers to delete my first, will you, love? Thanks.

OMG, VV! I haven't read this story before, even though I thought I did! This is really, really funny! :) The last line was classic.

I love that the Muggle television inspired his antics. And those poor rabbits multiplying like crazy -- hopefully it wasn't too painful for them!

I really loved Sirius's characterization in this story. He's the perfect mix of bold, reckless and smart that I've always pictured him to be. The monologue about Snivellus at the start was BEAUTIFUL, and in general, you've just got him down pat.

I'm surprised Bella helped him -- she seems the type to laugh evilly and say, "You figure it out," and then sit back and watch him struggle.

You'd think this was where Bella's problems with Muggleborns started, eh? ;)

*hugs*

Kumy

Author's Response: O yes, I'm SUCH a Modbeing! *giggle* Surplus review deleted. I'm glad you enjoyed this. I did too. It all started when your housemate HBP complained of breeding too many bunnies, which spilled out of his wastebins and took over his house. And then there was another one...

Reviewer: Mikimoto
Date: 02/17/07 9:15
Chapter: Chapter 1

Oh, this is so funny and I was really in need of a laugh today. Thank you. I enjoyed the shades of "the sorcerer's apprentice" but bunnies are much funnier than buckets of water! I especially enjoyed your description of the rabbits as "shocked-looking." Thanks for this great pick-me-up.

Author's Response: Nice to know it brightened you up! I had real fun with those Sorcerer's-Apprentice moments. Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: VeniaTaint
Date: 01/03/07 9:43
Chapter: Chapter 1

Not my favorite...it was good, yet it tended to drag in places, and slow in picking up, it was amusing, but you still leave Sirius a blank character...you show very little emotion with him, apart from boredom, keep developing him...I liked your fic over all though!
~The Tainted One

Author's Response: I have to admit -- I find Sirius to be one of those Really Hard To Write characters. Probably because I spend so much time with Severus. Still, I'm glad you liked it overall. Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: Chaser921
Date: 01/03/07 3:09
Chapter: Chapter 1

Fantastic! Well written and quite funny.

Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you thought it was funny. Did you catch the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" in here?

Reviewer: redvelvetcanopy
Date: 12/20/06 10:57
Chapter: Chapter 1

Delightful! I think you've captured young Sirius quite well and given us a bit of insight on the sort of "dark objects" that might by sitting around No. 12.

Author's Response: I figured Molly and her cleaning crew only found a fraction of what was really in there. Heaven only knows what still lurks! Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: Diamond Quill
Date: 12/19/06 16:10
Chapter: Chapter 1

:) I liked that, it was an enjoyable little ficlet to brighten up a grey day. Well done, you write Sirius well and had a good grasp of his character. Very Good! xx

Author's Response: Thanks! It was an interesting little scribble, and as I recall it was brainstormed on a grey day too.

Reviewer: black_ink
Date: 11/30/06 18:31
Chapter: Chapter 1

I loved it!!! It was so simple, but so good!! ~Sara

Author's Response: Thanks!

Reviewer: PhoenixStorm
Date: 10/07/06 5:25
Chapter: Chapter 1

Having made the decision to hop on over (sorry, that was terrible, even I winced and I typed it, you can feel free to shoot me now :P ) to your author's page, I think I picked a good story to read (and being the indecisive person I am, I can tell you it took a while *rolls eyes*).

Now before I start telling you what a good fic it is, there's just a couple of things, extremely minor, I wondered about. he had scrounged a telly from someone’s garbage I don't know if you're an author who particularly bothers with Brit picking, but in case you are, we'd say rubbish and not garbage. If it doesn't bother you, just ignore me :) . For another, there were only so many ways to write the absolutely nothing he had to say I've read this sentence at least six times, and I still think 'absolute nothing' sounds better.

I think you picked a really good character to work with for this, Sirius just fits so well into the role you've written him into. I especially liked the beginning and how it was his boredom that led him into the mess he got himself into. Sirius has always struck me as someone who probably gets into the worst of his messes as a result of boredom; he also seems very likely to be bored often so it's a great combination ;) .

I liked the reality of the situation when Sirius was trying to tune the TV. This bit He stood back at the far side of the room to see if he was what interfered with the picture is what everyone generally does when they can't get a picture, and I don't know why, but it amused me to read Sirius following these motions and, of course, finally hitting the thing :D . I also thought Sirius cocked his head. Either the Secrecy Act was in grave danger or Muggles had devised some trick or technology for pulling rabbits from top hats was firstly a very likely thought for a wizard to have, but more importantly the action is very Sirius. It reminded me of how well his canine counterpart fits his personality.

I liked how it wasn't all fun, though. You managed to write a light-hearted story while still reflecting the kind of situation Sirius found himself in when staying at home. Like with To his surprise she only shook her head gravely and turned away. That just might have been worse. That it bothers Sirius is, I think, accurate. He may have hated his family, but that didn't happen overnight, and I think they probably gave up on him first. I also liked Sirius missed being young enough that his mother would push him out to play with Regulus. He missed his mother being sane enough to think of it. If he wasn’t careful, he might even start to miss getting along with Regulus. I think it is something he would think.

I also really liked the swift flashes of humour that featured occasionally, like He hated her for rescuing him, and on general principles, they made me smile, and I think fit in very well with the story and style in which you've written it. I really enjoyed reading it :) .

Author's Response: To the Britpick -- Aw, rubbish! I knew I was bound to have missed something. Thanks!

I live with dogs, and rather bright and easily bored ones at that; it makes Sirius much easier to write. He's in some ways the quintissential poorly socialized herding dog. One of the things I've been trying to get into forum discussions lately is how real-world observation can fit into fanfic writing, and your review is right in that vein -- thanks again! It's something writers should be discussing and thinking about.

I'm glad you started with this one, too. That list of stories just might be a little daunting, and this is a good place to meet my weird dark humour.


Author's Response: Oh, and hop on over anytime! ;)

Reviewer: capella_black
Date: 09/22/06 15:11
Chapter: Chapter 1

That was cute! I really thought he was gonna transform into Padfoot and scare them all away though.

Author's Response: *has visions of a rabbit avalanche on the Black stairway* Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: Mrs_Moony_Lupin
Date: 06/04/06 15:20
Chapter: Chapter 1

ha ha thats funny! im guessing bellatix planted the hat?

Author's Response: Thanks! She might have; on the other hand, it may have been there gathering dust for years, along with all those other odd little nasty toys in the Black house. I didn't ask...

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