I saw the banner, but only got around to reading the fic now...I loved it! Unlike many fics, you preserved Luna's wackiness and brutal honesty alongside the new part of her. You don't see that much in FF.
Author's Response: Wow! Thanks for stopping by. I love that banner that KC made me. It's so pretty! I'm glad that you think I captured Luna well. She's one of my favorite characters.
Since you're one of the only authors that has given me faithful reviews, I felt the need to reciprocate. Thought I'd start with your one-shot, and you'll be happy to know that this is the first Luna fic I've ever read! I had never thought of Neville and Luna before but actually it makes perfect sense. They're both so singular, it's only right that they get one another. I thought you did a pretty good job of getting inside of Luna's head and I really liked what you did with the room of requirement. Although at the end, like the other reviewer, I was confused. It seemed a little rushed and I wasn't sure what happened. Nor did it tie itself up in a nice little bow as most one shots typically do. Still, the good outweighed the bad and I thought it was a good effort. :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the thoughtful review! I wanted to let you know, that while this is in itself a one-shot, there is a "sequel" of sorts that incorporates both Neville's and Luna's sotries that might help explain the ending to this one. Unfortunately, teh list of one-shots I have to post is long, so it might take a while... Thanks for taking the time to review!
Well-written, but not my kind of fic. I don't think Luna's really that deep of a character. I think she realy believes in the creatures and her dad loves her. More importantly, what happened at the end? I am so confused!!!
Author's Response: Thank you for the review! Hmm. First the confusion. I hate it when people are confused. I am going to assume that you are talking about the tiff with Neville... He insulted her a bit by forgetting about her Mum. They had some deep conversations while they were out on their 'dates' and she most definitely shared with him all about her Mum. He was just caught up in the excitement of the moment and forgot what she had told him. Or the very end, she is talking about the train ride home. When she and Neville join the quartet. Eh, the other part. I'm sorry that you don't like these kinds of fics. I think that Luna will play a large part in the next book and I continually hope that she will have some express joy in her life to negate the pain of losing her Mum so early. That being said, I don't think that she doesn't love her father, or that he doesn't love her. I think that they love eash other very much! I think that her father has no clue how to deal with his daughter and throws himself into his work. I think that Luna puts up a brave facade to the rest of the world, but deep down questions her father and his trips. I thought, following her Mum's death, that her father would have changed drastically. Grief will do that to some people... His way of coping was to start the Quibbler and chase down 'unique' creatures. That was what gave way to her attitude in this story.
You write wonderful stories. I like Luna and I hope she gets a happy ending in Jo's 7th. How many chapters in this one or is it a one-shot? Thanks for the tip and I will be reading the other one a bit later. Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author's Response: Ahh. I am always so glad to get your reviews! I hope Luna gets a happy ending too! This is a one shot. There are several more stories involving her and Neville that stem from the chaptered fic. I am working on one for Tonks and Lupin right now. I have also started one on Molly and Arthur. All of the one shots will be directly based on the events that take place in Hary Potter, The Boy Who Lived.
Author's Response: This was my pseudo-Beta's favorite out fo the two. She said it made her sad too. I didn't mean for it to be sad... Truthfully, her thoughts and feelings mirror my own. My father is a bit like Mr. Lovegood. I just wanted to show that it is possible for Luna's... uh, ditsy, behavior to be explained by something 'normal'.
Fantastic. Please post soon :)
Author's Response: Aw. Thank you. Please read it's companion Greenhouse Guardian for Neville's side of the story. They are both off shoots of Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived. I'm gald you enjoyed it!
Author's Response: Actually, I'm glad. On a side note, I just wanted to let you know that I don't have any current plans to add to this story. However, I am going to make it part of a series. Check back for more one shots involving Neville and Luna.