i was just reading the last chapter listening to dre you to move and thinking it worked perfectly. opened this chapter and it was on the playlist. anyways, brilliant work. I've powered through the story arc in a couple days and its really well done. Love the playlist touch.
Author's Response: Well, thank you incredibly. Yeah, the playlist thing, you know I don't actually often write to music, but I do compose scenes in my head to music, often as I'm driving home. So it's important, the music helps me get in the mood as far as seeing where a scene is going to go, and I think I've said several times in reviews, I approach writing almost like I'm directing a movie. So I think, what song would really make this scene or compliment this scene if it were playing in the background, and conversely, you know what song would have an awesome music video if bits of this scene were used in it. So that's where that comes from. I'm thinking that when I fiinish the whole thing, I'm probably going to publish like an "official soundtrack" of the Epilogues series. I know it sounds silly, but there are songs, like Dare You To Move, that as a kind of musical theme appear over and over again (I can think of quite a few more than a handful of scenes throughout the series that would be awesome with that as a backtrack). Anyway, I'm glad you enjoy, and hope to read more reviews from you in Part III as I get more chapters done!
Well my heart is still in one piece so far. Haha. I totally felt for Ginny so much. And i wld be mad too. Ahhh i was so happy about the wedding i almost died. Its so cute and you are an AMAZING writer. I'll be reading and reviewing the rest of the stories very soon!
Author's Response: Whew... I would hate to have to tear your heart apart. Thank you so much, though I imagine that I might be breaking your heart sometime in the future as the third part of this trilogy is far from finished (though I just put the tenth chapter in the queue so you'll at least have enough to keep you busy for a while.) Thank you again, I appreciate it.
It soo sweet and almost unexpecting. Very good writing.
Author's Response: Well, thank you very much, and I hope you'll stick around and read the rest of my stories! Thanks again!
I really do love this story. I haven't looked at the other reviews yet, so I don't know if anybody else suggested Nickelback--Saving Me as part of the soundtrack. I couldn't get it out of my head as I read this. Maybe, because it is my favorite song, but it does seem to fit. You are doing great with the story and I am heading off to read the next one now.
Author's Response: One of the very very few, actually possibly the only Nickelback song that I kinda like, and you are right it fits VERY well. What I think I'm going to do at the end of the Epilogues trilogy is put up a soundtrack for the series as a whole, you know, songs that just seem to fit the entire overall arc, and I can definitely see that song making the list. I hope you enjoy part II!
this story is getting pretty depressing and i dont know how much longer i can read this if it keeps up this mood.
Author's Response: All I can really hope for is that you stick it out. Where is the bounty of love if it goes untested? What is the value of redemption if it's price is so little. Only by going through the worst can the best rewards be reaped, I think.
This was so sad throughout. Him going to his parents graves and spying on the Burrow was heartbreaking but ingenius. So glad he found his way home. ;)
Author's Response: You know, I think it is telling that I was at a rather depressing point of my life when I wrote this, and probably led some validity to the emotions I was writing. Not sure. What I am sure of is that this is a very morose and depressing story, and it takes quite a leap of faith for the reader to keep going and make it to the third chapter, let alone the last one, so thank you so much for that, and I'll catch you at Part II
Awww....How sweet!! I loved this chapter!
Author's Response: Awww.... Thank you so much, I hope to see you for part II!
My first impression of the "voice" in Harry's head was something along the lines of "huh this is so... not familiar, =S." But then I was like... well, actually, it starts in Book 5 where Harry starts beating himself up for being rash and all that blame stuff, and he really does question himself. So, the "voice" works. Not to mention the way the voice is both sympathetic but also blind, because really Harry shouldn't have to feel bad about killing Voldemort... It's exactly the same way Harry shut himself off, taking all the blame for Sirius' death. *Sigh* these young angsty hormonal teens are just so self-centered, hah yeah. Anyways, great job with that. Totally not what people expect, right? YES! I definitely loved it =D.
Aw, Hermione and Ron are just adorable. I think what makes your Hermione and Ron so appealing to me is that they don't break out of their already set up personalities--Hermione's still over-excitable and talks forever, Ron's still slightly awkward but loyal and sweet. The characters aren't lost to the new relationship, and that's so essential, especially if they're meant to have a lasting relationship.
And I want you to know that your stories are keeping me from studying for my midterm this tuesday, so hopefully I'll stay away till then. But maybe not.
OH! And I almost forgot... no wait I have forgot. Yeah I'll get back to you on that one.
And yes California has great weather. It's just that the chilly/foggy morning, warmish day turning to hot afternoon which quickly becomes cold evenings wrecks havoc on my sinuses. And yeah, Florida's shit for weather (but don't tell my roomie I said that.)
Author's Response: You know, it just occured to me recently that I might try moving back home to California. It's just, and take this for what it's worth, once you leave, it's hard to go back, it's really expensive. And please study for your midterm, but when it's over, get back over here and finish this story, yeah? For this story, I had some four or more betas working it the entire time, and I gotta say that this chapter nearly didn't make it. I had two versions for each part, and between me and my betas, we couldn't agree on which version for either part was best. Ultimately, I settled on what we have here, and I'm glad. I remember Harry having a similar though much more toned down internal conversation in his head somewhere in canon, I forget now, and I wanted something like that only more drawn out for this scene. I wanted to really show the anguish and despair here. And then for Ron and Hermione, the thing is, and you'll see this with the rest of the story is that I at once wanted to make the connection to One Good Day, while at the same time set things up for this story. All in all, I think it's a good chapter, not wholely necessary, but it would make the rest of the story a little more confusing, I suppose. Ack, well, there's not so much to talk about here actually so I'll just conclude this and eagerly await your response to the next chapter! Thank you.
You got me crying! If my mother asks what the heck I'm tear stained for, it's your fault! I'm just kidding. But really, this one got me crying. You're an amazing writer. Keep on doing this, you're great at it.
Author's Response: Thanks a lot. I'm sorry I keep making you cry, but I gotta say, I kinda get a kick out of it, so don't look for me to stop anytime soon.
i think im in love w/ this story
Author's Response: awesome, I'm so glad, thanks.
Jeez! for a second I thought she was kicking him away!
You're good with fluff, I love the story. Going to the second part.
Author's Response: Fluff? Really, I thought this story was rather low on fluff, but thank you anyway. I hope you enjoy the next story as much as this one...
AWWWW!!!!! THAT IS JUST TOO SAD!!! he is probaby pretty confused..heart broken but then happy at the same time.
Author's Response: Something like that. You'll come to learn pretty soon, I never make things simple for these two.
*SNIFF!* wow u sure know how to make people teary eyed just through a wedding. i love this epilogue to ur previous stories and i can't wait to continue reading...
Author's Response: Yeah, I'm pretty proud of the wedding. The vows kicked my ass for the longest time, but I'm pretty happy with the final result. Thank you so much, and I can't wait for you to continue reading as well.
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I loved your take on what might run through Harry's head once he'd killed Voldemort rather than the "it's over. I finally killed him." cliche. Harry's forced Muggle life was perfect for this story and his weekend visits to the Burrow and his parents' graves were satisfying to the reader as well as Harry. I liked how Mr. Jacobs ended up being a squib that knew Harry's parents and was in contact with Remus. The way Harry entered back into the wizarding world and how he was reunited with Ginny and the rest of his family was heartwrenching and spectacular. Fantastic job!
Author's Response: Thank you. I still think this is some of my best writing in this story, particularly the last half of it. Yeah, I think when it comes to my story ideas it's a combination of trying to get in the heads of the characters and imagining how they would really react, then it's coming up with certain things that they would have to react to, and finally trying not to be overly cliched or fall into the same problem so many other ff writers fall into in that I start not really writing the characters, but start writing what I want to happen or you know silly day dreams or what not. With this story, well, it's kind of transparent, especially in the conversation with Dumbledore, but a lot of this story was trying to really dig into Harry's character and trying to understand how he would really feel. In those musings, well, again, as I said, the dumbledore conversation really is my way of explaining how I think Harry would react. As for Mr. Jacobs, he's not going to play a big part in the last part of Epilogues, but I think I may squeeze him in. Maybe Ernie too. We'll see. Thank you so much again, and I'll see you for part II and III.
For a mostly not-my-type fic, that was an excellent chapter. I am so glad Harry got over his months of idiocy to return to his family. Now I just need him to get back together with Ginny...
Author's Response: *complete and total evil grin* Too bad you couldn't stay up to finish this one.
Interesting. Cool plot twist, with the meetings with Dumbledore and Jacobs. Will we ever find out what is on the note Hedwig delivered??
Author's Response: Yup. You should have it figured out by chapter five, but by chapter six it's pretty much clear. Thank you so much.
I can't believe that he distanced himself from his world, but he visits the Burrow every week anyway. What did Hedwig deliver? It's so cool that she's back! Will Harry ever be happy?
Author's Response: Ooohhh... evil grin time... I'll think about it... Depends on the mood I'm in. At least Harry's got a chance at being happy.
What is he doing? What happened? What's going on with Ginny? I'm not the biggest fan of this.
Author's Response: No, I figure you wouldn't be in the beginning. But then, let's look at fluff, real life isn't like that, and if it was, it'd be kinda boring. I love putting these two through the ringer because in the end, I think it'll make it all more worth it...
Why is Harry being so stupid? Ugh!
Author's Response: You'll see.
That's the best story I have been able to read... At first I was a little put off by the beginning of the story. I had read your first two stories and really loved where they were headed, and then I started this story and was a little disapointed that Harry ran away. Although I didn't like him leaving the way he did I found that as I continued to read I understood were he was coming from. I was very impressed by the way you described Harry's feelings after killing Tom Riddle and how he saw him as a person and not the monster he became. It was so descriptive, full of emotion, heart warming, humorous, and a marvel to read. BRAVO! Well I am starting your next story soon and I am looking forward to seeing how your lovely story continues.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. Yeah, a lot of people who start off from Right Here kind of begin this story not liking it very much. It's definitely a departure from the fluff of its predecessors. All the same, I think the fact that it takes the track it does makes it more real, and in the end more satisfying. Thank you so much.