*sob* Thats so sad but so happy at the same time! *cry*
Author's Response: Thank you so very much. I hope you will read everything else I've written.
Wow! That was fantastic, (I write with tears in my eyes). I can't wait to read about what he has, how Ginny dies, and how Ron and 'Mione only have 1 child.
Just found you here, were on the favorites list over there and all of a sudden, you weren't there. Glad to find you elsewhere. One favorites here now! Good Luck!
Author's Response: ack, okay, Hey PW, yeah, I deleted everything over at SIYE mainly because I've never been overly fond of the site, and I had a last straw breaking the camels back moment. I figured those who really liked what I had would find me over here. Thank you ever so much. Okay, now to the questions. Actually, it's very interesting that you ask those questions because those are largely questions I will never in fiction write the answers to, which give them the honor of actually being answered in full. Some of the stuff you can find on my LJ, but really, you would have to wade through oodles of me and my friends just messing around to find the post, so here you go. What he has. It's a magical malady that Harry develops later in life, some time around his seventies. At this time Tom is in his forties, and Molly is in her thirties. the disease is later named familiarly Harry Potter's disease, due largely because of the wide exposure it received as a result of it's most famous victim. The details about the disease are simple. As we know that there is something different between magical folk and muggles at birth (due to that book that writes down magical people when they are born) it is safe to say there is something different about them, perhaps a magical essence lacking in muggles and squibs. This magical essence can then be channeled through incantations and wands and staffs and scrolls to perform useful spells. What happens to Harry, though, is that his body loses the ability to control the magic within him prior to it being channeled. As a result that raw energy begins to slowly eat away at him. At the stage Harry is in, his defenses are pretty much eroded away, and he is subject to a very large amount of pain as he feels the burn of the magical self cannibalism, so to speak. An interesting thing is how at the very end, he feels a slight amount of relief, this is an effect of the raw magical energy destroying his nerve and pain centers. Which brings us to Dennis who manages to create a cure about a year later. Why is he Ron and Hermione's only child? For the most part, I did it thematically to frame the character that he is. He is, on the surface, not very weasley like. An only child without red hair, and not outwardly passionate about anything (something you'll notice about all of the Weasley's is that they hold a passion for something, even though that passion differs from one to the next). So, from his appearance to his house to everything, I wanted him to be extremely unique, especially against his family back drop. We will be seeing more of him in the future, trust me on this. Ginny dying is the one thing I'm not exactly sure of. I know it is an accident at work, and I know what her latter day career is going to be (healer) after she is unable to continue the career she starts off with (which I can't tell you since I will write about that in the future), but the exact details of how she dies is something I'm not exactly sure about quite yet, though I will keep you informed as soon as I know. And I think that about covers everything. Glad to see ya over here, and hope to keep entertaining you in the future.
oh my god. That is the saddest thing ever. I am actually crying here.
Author's Response: I would only leave a response like this if I were as drunk as I currently am. GOOD! I'm glad you cried. I cried my ass off, and I happen to have a high enough opinion of myself to think that if I am feeling something emotionally, I can transfer that into prose, and therefore make other people cry. This was a severely emotional experience for me, and I'm elated that it was for you as well. Now, if you thought it was that good, why not add it to the nominations it has already received for a quicksilver quill? Okay, sobering myself long enough to say: Thank you ever so much for the review, I truly appreciate it.
This...hurt to read. I think that Harry might have remembered that he'd see Ron and Hermione again, and that he might have wanted them to sit with him, but it's your vision. Thanks. Very much.
Author's Response: Not exactly sure what you meant regarding sitting with him. If you mean through the duration of the story, I'll tell you this much as a parent, it doesn't really matter how close you are to your friends, you're always closer to your kids. That's how I see it anyway. Um.. The bit about him remembering he'll see Ron and Hermione again, at first I was about to say you got me, but then I wrote this in a purely emotional state, and so when I reflected upon that, that becomes the answer as to why he didn't. It's emotions. There is a clear defining line between the living and the dead. Ginny is dead and Harry's about to be, therefore he can emotionally connect with the idea of seeing her again, but with Rong and Hermione, it's the opposite way around, the predominant thing here is that they are being separated.
Whenever I need a good cry, as everyone does sometimes, I just hop on here and read this story.
Author's Response: Aw, thank you so much, I'm glad I um... provide you with something that makes you cry... when you want to.
i cried!!!that's all i have to say
Author's Response: Thank you. That's all I have to say.
oh my god i am crying so hard thaT IS SO BEAUTIFUL
Author's Response: Thank you so much. Writing fanfic has made me realize how much I love making people cry. And I'm most appreciative of the reviews I get for this story because it's easily the one that means the most to me. Guess that's why I'm so thrilled it's been nominated several times for the Quicksilver award. But yeah, you cried, I cried like a damn baby writing it. Thank you so much for helping to make this story worth the tears and crying bits I went through to write it.
Wow. This is an absolutely beautiful story. Rarely do I cry while reading, but I had to fight off the tears that were quickly pooling in my eyes as I continued reading. You have done a remarkable job capturing the love and emotion that simply radiates from this story. Wonderful, wonderful job.
Author's Response: Okay, I'm getting really really I don't know emotional over this. This has been the closest story to me from the moment I wrote it. It's easily the one thing I've written in fanfiction I'm most proud of, followed by epilogues Part I. But despite that, the initial response to the story was a little disappointingly small. That's to say that you can write stuff that you know people will like, and have it not mean much to you, and the result is that you can let the public response just slide off your back. But when you seriously put some soul into something, you know, it's pretty nerve wracking. I've only gotten a very small handful of bad reviews to this story in the places I've posted it (okay one outright bad review, a couple of mixed). But at the same time, the total number of reviews were small. So it was a little disappointing, but in the end i kind of just coped with the idea that okay, it wasn't going to go very far, but it'll be alittle piece of something that I'll just keep for me, or something like that. And then it picks up a nomination for the QQ's... And that led to someone else reading and another nomination, and then you come along read and review and nominate as well and I have to tell you that it's just an overwhelming thing completely. Here's something I thought was just going to go quietly away, and now it's starting to get some attention and it's just amazing. Thank you ever so much, you have no idea how much the attention you've given this story means to me. I am truly touched that this has gotten an emotional response from you and everyone else who has read and been touched. As I kind of mentioned above, I really put a lot of my soul into it, and that meant lots of stretches writing as quicly as I could before I was overwhelmed with tears, and then stopping for a day or two to recover, and then diving back in. So thank you ever so much, truly.
What a deeply stirring and beautiful story. It was passionate and painful all at the same time. You have captured the emotions perfectly. A truly beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it.
Author's Response: Oh god, I owe you two huge thanks at once really. One is just for reading this story. This is the single story I am most proud of. It's by far not my most popular story, but it is my favorite. So just for reading and reviewing thank you so much. But also for the second nomination, I truly appreciate that as well. I could seriously talk about this story for ages, where it came from, why I wrote it, why I did things in it the way I did, but really, the simple thing about this, the reason why I think it's connects with people is because It's me. I'm not on my deathbed, but this is what was going through my head when one day I foundmyself having to say goodbye to my two daughters. So yeah, it gets rough. Anyway thanks so much for both the review and the nod, and I hope you'll come back around and checkthe rest of my stories, all of which in the same storyline as this, although much much earlier.
No words can rightly do this story justice...
Author's Response: Man two reviews. All I can say really is that I'm honored that you were as touched in the reading of this as I was in the writing of it. Thank you.
No words can do this justice...
Author's Response: thank you so much.
Very good story. The one thing that I found curious was you had Harry give his son Voldemort's first name.
Author's Response: Thank you very much. See the previous response and one of the earliest entries in my livejournal for why I chose that name. It wasn't just a careless accident.
This is the saddest story I've ever read, and yet one of the most brilliant. I was crying, because it was so sorrowful and so meaningful. I loved it. Words can't even explain what this story did to me. I do have one concern though: Tom is an interesting name for Harry's son. Just a thought. Anyway, most amazing story ever. I love all your stories, most of them are on my favorite's list, and you're on my favorite authors list as well. Beautiful story. ♥♥♥♥
Author's Response: Thank you so much. Tom's name really the insight from that comes from Epilogues 1 in which Harry comes to terms with Voldemort, and everything that turned Tom Riddle into the most feared wizard of his age. With those who like my stories, there's a lot of discussion as to why I named him Tom. The short answer is I consciously did it because it was kind of a way of honoring the boy Tom Riddle, the one who could have grown up to do great things had he not had the hand dealt against him that he did. But there are lots of other factors in there. For the most detailed explanation, I would recommend you checking out my LiveJournal, which you can get to from my author's page. You'll have to go to the beginning of it though as it's an old entry, and there's been a lot of chicanary since then.
This made me cry.
Author's Response: yeah, me too.
That was SOOOOOOOOOO sad! it made me cry! Why do you always make me cry??????????
Author's Response: I don't know, I guess it's just what I do.
The first time I read this, I didn't have words to say what I felt. I'm still not sure I do. Very beautiful. I love the ending. It's touched me very deeply, I am sobbing as I write this. You are a truely gifted writer.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I was really hoping for this to be a truly powerful story as it was a powerful experience writing it. So if it makes you feel better, I was sobbing all the way through the writing of it. Thank you so much.
That story was absolutely beautiful. THe emotions were right and the effect was amazing! I haven't cried at a story this much in years! Thank you.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I think this story is probably the closest any of my fanfics come to true literature, and I wish in a way I could have written this in an original setting, but it had to be in the HP universe, and the one thing that's great about that is I get to share it with you (as opposed to just hiding it on my hard drive with the rest of my no HP stories). Thank you for the review.
That was soooo sad!!! You are an amazing writer and you keep making me cry!!! But that's a good thing! I always love a tear-jerker!!
Author's Response: heheh... sorry for making you cry so much. No really, thank you so much for reading my stories, and I'm glad you enjoy them.
THIS IS SO GOOD, I AM CRYING. I LOVE IT SO MUCH.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. This is my single favorite fanfic I've written, so all the praise is more than just a little appreciated.
oh my god that really made me cry. it got me thinking about alot in my life. a total 10/10. i luv the way u write!
Author's Response: Thank you incredibly. I'm glad you like my stories and the way I write. and I'm really thrilled with how well this story is going over on this site. What really gets me happy, though, is how you say this got you thinking about a lot in your life. One of the remarkable things about JKR's "children" novels is that she really explores themes unprecedented in previous children works. i mean, it's really groundbreaking stuff that she would write to her target audience, and still cover some of the things that she does. So when I write my stories, I sort of want to follow in that vein. I don't want to just write a story that's going to give you a warm and fuzzy about characters you already love, but instead continue with her practice of making you think and dwell on things that maybe you wouldn't normally dwell upon, so thanks for doing that, and thank you for the review.